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whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, Nan can guide I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship, except the Almighty Allah alone. And I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was seldom is His servant, and His messenger. Indeed, the best speech is the book of Allah. And the best guidance is that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was, and the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters for all the newly invented methods in religion, or an innovation and Bidda and every bidder is misguidance and it leads to the Hellfire
called the Rasul Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in Allahu Allah, Allah and
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Salam says in an authentic hadith
that Allah is pleased
with a servant, that this person eats. Whatever food Allah gives them, and they thank Allah for it. Meaning when something as simple as having food, that we eat it and we just turn to Allah and thank him for it. Allah spent Allah is pleased with the person
because Allah doesn't need our worship and Allah doesn't need our devotion. But this whole thing, this whole design is actually for our own benefit. And we are meant to be instruments to celebrate the name of Allah Subhanallah Tiana and it make us to make a statement of truth, since the bounty and the blessings of Allah are everywhere. When we say Alhamdulillah we are speaking the truth and that's what allowance allowance is to speak the truth the prophesy Salam told us in the Hadith what to say, after we eat our food?
Sale hamdulillah or there's a longer version where the prophets of salaam told us to say Alhamdulillah he led up Imani was corny, mean very humbling, really humbling mean.
Praise All praise is due to Allah Who fed me this and gave me this drink, without any power, or my from me. It's a statement of truth, that this food comes from Allah, through you know, channels, like the plants, animals, etc. And drink as well is a gift from Allah, Spanish Allah and we don't have any power and might in creating this stuff, or bringing it into existence. The reality of an Islam itself is basically by is being thankful to Allah subhanaw taala because his blessings are many, you're all Allah azza wa jal if you mock me Kitabi we're in dunya and met Allah He to sue. And if you were to enumerate the blessings of Allah upon upon you, you won't be able to count them
because they are infinite. They are beyond your capacity to even figure them out. This is what Allah says what is above is a combination of our Hirata and mobile. And Allah has showered you, Allah has blessed you with blessings. Some of them are apparent, and some of them are hidden. Some of them are so subtle that we don't even realize that they are blessings or we don't realize that we actually have them. And this is one reason why we won't be able to enumerate them. So the reality of the religion of Islam is to be thankful.
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prophets of salaam prayed a night until his feet cracked and bled.
Blood, as usual would come to wake him up just before the identify ledger to notify him. The Prophet SAW Salem open the door. And he looks at the Prophet SAW Selim in that state and he says the apostle Allah why do you do this law is forgiven all of your sins. Why do you push yourself back to that to that limit? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam told him shall I not be thankful servant shall I not be grateful to Allah subhanaw taala to add, and he shows this is the apex that we humanity can reach to and that's to be thankful to be grateful to Allah subhanaw taala gratitude is something that Allah loves and it shows a good essence in us humans. It shows that that our pure Our hearts are pure and
beautiful, and they are filled with Amen. And the prophets Allah Salam indicated that thankfulness is an attitude and attitude towards the Creator of Life himself, and even towards his creation. So the prophets Allah when he was salam said Monday when NIOSH called the nurse when the Muse creaminess damage Karela on Monday ash Corona as the main layers Karina stage Corolla, the person who is not thankful to humans to people for the good that they do, then this person won't be even thankful to Allah subhanaw taala because gratitude is impersonal. It's an attitude. It's a feeling of being indebted, is an appreciation of the blessings that come to you, obviously, originally from
Allah subhanaw taala but even the people that Allah chooses to be conduits and channels through which his blessings reach
You You're supposed to be Allah teaches us to be thankful even to them. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala made the second obligation after,
to hate of of himself after worshiping him alone. He made that to our parents, because they are the ones who have the most
are the ones that we are indebted, indebted to the most. That's why Allah subhanaw taala says we're called autoboca taboo in the year we're Bill worthy the
Allah subhanaw taala in a few places in the Quran and the Sunnah last month, Allah connects the worship towards him, which is in essence, gratitude,
also to gratitude to the parents. So this shows you know the station and the weight of gratitude with Allah subhanaw taala that it is something that Allah loves. It is something that shows and reflects purity and goodness in ourselves. And a believer never acts ungratefully Prophet salallahu ad he was sending them
after the passing of his uncle, and will die lib, who was his main protection in Mecca, and the passing of his own wife, Khadija, Robbie Allahu Allah. Life became very hard for the prophets of Allah when you see them in Mecca,
and with the opposition and rejection, and now the audacious and very obvious attack on his person, after the passing of his uncle, the Prophet salallahu Salam decided to explore
potential somewhere else. So he traveled or he walked to the city have a thought if hoping that they would be able, or they would accept favorably his call. But unfortunately, the prophets are selling them was treated with opposition and ridicule. And then he was chased out of the city of a life. And it was one of the toughest day in his life, the toughest days in his life as
a Shelby Allahu anha, his wife asked him, you know, what was the most difficult day that you had to deal with? He said, It was the day when I woke up to the reality of my situation in accordance with an area called coordinate, which is between a boy F and Maccha. And that it was that day, then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam had told the people of a boy if since you guys did not accept my my Dawa invitation, don't disclose the fact that I came to you to the people of Makkah, because that would be treated as treason. That would seem from the perspective of the people of Mecca, that you sneaked out of my car and you went to a city which is a rival to Mecca, which is some sort of a conventional
enemy, to the people of Mecca, and you saw their help. So you're stabbing us in the back.
You are, you are a traitor. That would be a very serious thing in their estimation. So the Prophet SAW Selim was concerned about going back to Makkah afterwards. But he found one man who had some reason one of the leaders of Mecca was moto mobo ID, one of the leaders in Mecca and he was considerably reasonable compared to the rest of the leader is a mecca the Prophet SAW Selim approached him and he told him about this whole situation. So I'm not I hope nobody went to the marketplace or the gathering place in Mecca. And he says,
to the leaders in Mecca and to all of the you know, the people in Mecca he says, In Namo, Hannegan, Fiji wiry and Mohamed Salah Salem is in my protection, no one touches him. No one messes with him.
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his son, he comes to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam hoping that he would ransom these captives that the Prophet he would convince the prophets Allah sent them to let them go
without any ransom or compensation.
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o'clock to whom know the prophets of salaam said to Allah He had more to me than or the father who had died, the one who protected the profits also them in the past, had he been alive and he spoke to me about these people. I would have let them go for him. That's
That's gratitude. This is the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And again, this is an attitude that shows in every situation. It's not a selective matter. But it is something that Allah subhanaw taala appreciate and Allah praises the people who's who display this kind of attitude. Allah spent Allah says, while you don't mean the shackle, and very few among my servants are thankful and grateful. And the last one to Allah says Again, the Quran concerning the ones that he would reward immensely, was energy Shaqiri that we shall reward immensely. The ones who are grateful Apollo Cola, that was tough for a lot of comfort stuff.
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad in wider early he was heavy, remain morbid gratitude and thankfulness is not limited to as many of us would like to assume, by saying thank you, or expressing this gratitude, in speech. Rather, it's more profound than that. Some of the elements of gratitude is first,
waking up growing conscious of the blessings of the gifts, not taking them for granted. Because unless we realize something is a blessing, we won't be motivated to be grateful for it and be thankful. So the first aspect or the first step in gratitude is becoming conscious, waking up to the reality of blessings, because most of us, actually all of us all of humans, we well, oh, we are swimming in an ocean of blessings that we take for granted to the point that we treat them or we behave as if they don't even exist. And we only start to realize that they are blessings once we start to lose them. And that shows a state of ruffler state of
an unconscious state unawareness. And that means our attention is actually directed somewhere else. Because when we focus on what seems to be missing, what we want, and what is not coming our way, then we tend to forget about what Allah subhanaw taala already brought us, already has given us. And this is one of the main reasons why people on ungrateful who are ungrateful is because they are unconscious in the first place, is that we have a very subtle sense of entitlement. We think we think gifts come by themselves. We think gifts are supposed to be here in the first place. This is how things are meant to be but we don't realize, oh, we tend to forget that. Allah subhanaw taala
doesn't owe us anything.
Anything, yet he shows us with His mercy. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam
told us that when we wake up in the morning, among the avocado that we do in the morning, the beginning of the day, is that we turn to Allah subhanaw taala and we see a lot of men that are super heavy NetMeeting and we had him in hollowtech. I mean, Jack Ma Cherie Kanak fella, kill Hamdulillah krishok Or Allah, there is no blessing that any of your creation enjoys, and you can open the scope for your imagination, and it won't even capture a fraction of these blessings. Imagine the creation of Allah subhanaw taala imagine the creation of Allah on this planet, not only humans, animals, plants, insects, germs, and invisible creation that we don't know of.
All of those imagine each and every individual one of them how many blessings shower them
are from Allah subhanaw taala. Now we're just talking about the Earth. We're just talking about the earth what about the rest of the universe of which the Earth is an insignificant is an insignificant sphere, in terms of size? What about the other creation of Allah subhanaw taala by the angels of Allah. Each one of them has blessings from Allah showered everyday with blessings from Allah subhanho wa taala. The prophets of salaam pointed to the number of the angels remotely by saying on the journey of an Islamic Lodge. When he spoke about in beta mode the Prophet SAW Selim says you're the holy who could your woman said the owner
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every day 70,000 angels come into a waiting more to worship and they never come back, meaning every day, every day there is unique 70,000 Angels entering elbaite more to worship and that's since the early days of creation till the end of time. So a huge number of angels, each one of them every blessing in their life is from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And we are supposed to turn to Allah in gratitude, and appreciate is his magnificence and his greatness and His glory, how bountiful how generous he is, and realize that the world that we live in, is, all of it is made of blessings of Allah subhanho wa taala. Only if we open our eyes, and our hearts to realize.
So we need to grow conscious of that. So when we make this dua in the morning, was supposed to sort of awaken us to the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala that we remind ourselves or Allah, there is no blessing in me or in any of your creation, except that it is from you.
So all gratitude and thanks, and praise belong to you. The number two,
gratitude is more as I said, as is an attitude and actions is not just in words, because very easy to be courteous and say thank you to someone when it's actually not a reality in your heart. And you don't act with what it necessitates. Because every kind of blessing or gift that you receive,
makes you in debt.
It places an obligation or response upon you that you're supposed to show. So there is a commitment that comes with blessings.
And this is why the Arabs is to say
man, men at the LA EMR are often sorted to end the WHO ICLR that whoever offers me a favor,
does something good, extends some kind of good towards me. I become captive to them.
I become captive to them. Because I haven't paid them back. The prophets of Allah when he was still him said also pointing to how gratitude is is not limited to words the Prophet SAW Selim says Manzanar Ajay Kumar often, McAfee or
whoever extends any good towards you reward them, pay them back. Pay them back.
So, Allah Subhana Allah speaks to Prophet Dharwad Allah He said, and he says airmen who Allah who the chakra, a man who Allah will the chakra, oh the wood, the household of the wood, the family of the wood, the followers of download, and he said an act in gratitude, express your gratitude, in the form of action towards Allah subhanho wa taala. And our gratitude to Allah is to acknowledging to worship Him alone, to realize his glory and His magnificence in our hearts, to demonstrate His love, in our heart, state and in our actions, and in our life choices. And then to act in obedience. Obedience is an act of gratitude is there as an act of, of thankfulness to Allah subhanho wa taala.
And this is why Allah is one that holds people accountable on the Day of Judgment, Allah will ask people Metha and FEMA and unto Alec, what did you do with my blessings upon you, going to be asked about them? Why? Because they place an obligation upon you, you need to act accordingly. So this is the life of a believer. This is the life of believer, it is a story of gratitude towards Allah subhanaw taala it's a beautiful thing. It's the most noble thing, in the human experience, that you appreciate goodness, that are you are, you're very thankful. And again, this board is something very valuable and beautiful concept that is known in the Arabic language as alpha. Alpha,
which is you remain loyal to someone who's extended, just a simple act of kindness toward you, you remain late, low life, you remain loyal to them, thankful to them, indebted to them.
And this is again a reflection of a beautiful heart and a pure soul and a very cultivated sense of neffs and self. And this is something that Allah subhanho wa Taala loves. So
just to put these things together, first we need to be conscious and aware of the blessings of Allah we need to start searching for them, looking for them, so that we
He can wake up to the reality of the blessings of Allah and the enormity of his kindness towards us. And then this would just reflect naturally we would have we have this natural response within us. It's almost a reflex, a spiritual reflex, that we want to be grateful and thankful. So Allah subhanaw taala, want to reciprocate, reciprocate that towards Allah subhanho wa taala. And then number two, we want to be grateful and thankful in speech. And three, we want to be grateful to Allah subhanaw taala by a deep feeling of indebtedness towards a lot and translate this in the form of obedience, in the form of compliance with the commands of Allah and in all of our actions.
And keep our keep reminding ourselves that Allah is watching us and Allah is with us wherever we are. So we are aware of Allah's companionship. And Allah has watchfulness and Allah's awareness of us. And this would be gratitude to the Name of Allah, the, that he's the only one who deserves to be worshipped. That would be gratitude to the understanding and to the belief in Allah being the Lord of the Worlds The Creator of everything. So we are indebted to Allah subhanho wa taala. And finally, Allah Subhan Allah to Allah and His Prophet SAW Selim taught us how to be grateful in every salah, because in every Salah, we say hamdu, lillahi, rabbil, alameen and unhemmed is a very profound
concept. It is first a recognition, a realisation of the perfection of Allah subhanaw taala himself. And number two, is a feeling of being drawn to Allah, that feeling of gladness, being glad that Allah is a verb, that Allah is a man of Rahim that Allah is allowing that Allah is Al Karim, Allah and Iman, you feel glad that Allah is who he is. And then you are drawn to him. And then you are glad that he creates and he acts the way he does. And all of this translates by you being thankful and grateful for how everything from him, which is you in the way he does. So the life of a Muslim is a life of gratitude, but displayed in different fashions and in different colors. And that makes
it more colorful, and more dynamic.
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Inshallah, they will not spare any effort or anything they can do except that we will actually extend it to you full heartedly. So this is something that is important to keep in mind. And again, I will say for myself as well. Don't forget that since most of us most of the people are unable to pray the drummer and commonly hear that you are supposed to pray it because the borehole at home, you don't have to make Jamar you make drama. You don't have to make a drama at home. It's better actually to prayed as void. It's better to pray as long until Allah subhanaw taala brings about ease and allows us to come to the masajid where we are able to establish the Joomla properly and people
are allowed to come freely into the masjid and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep everyone safe. And I would say take, you know, the utmost amount, take on the utmost amount of caution and precautions to you know, keep yourself and your family and your loved ones safe. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to bring an end to this very soon. And allow us to go back to our normal life where we can worship Him and engage in worship especially here at the masjid and we we bring back this the spirit of the community back to this Masjid. Allah my friend among you know
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