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Contentment from Revelation Series 2019 – EP03 – The Value of Silence

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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah, Allah He was happy he is mine, my brothers and sisters, in order to achieve contentment, there are certain things we should not be doing. These are also mentioned in the Quran. So if we are to take heed and abstain from certain things or be warned of certain things, we would then be able to increase the chances of our contentment being intact or improving. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us contentment. May He protect us from those things that would take away our contentment in the Quran in surah baqarah in verse number 232 Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What

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a beautiful verse regarding divorce, why would Allah make mention of divorce?

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Allah makes mention of divorce because there is a method of divorcing yet divorce is the last resort. It is something that is disliked and detested, but it is permissible. Allah says when you've issued a talaq, you should ensure that you are not oppressing your wives, you you have not wronged them, you don't leave them hanging in a way that they are neither your wife, nor are they the wives of others, they are neither married, nor are they unmarried. Sometimes when a person gives one out of three blocks, or two out of three blocks, and they don't give the next one or for example, they keep taking this woman back and they play with her. Allah says, release her in goodness and you will

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achieve contentment. So if you don't release someone whom you are not prepared to live with as a wife, and you want your intention is not to repair the relationship, but rather to fix them. You need to know Allah will fix you, as simple as that. This is why Allah mentions this in the Quran to warn us all to say, if your intention is not to get back again together with goodness, then release the person, let them go, they are the slaves of Allah, they are not your slaves. When you think people are your slaves, you will never ever have the long term contentment that the Almighty has prepared for you. But if you are a person who understands and realizes that Allah subhanho wa Taala

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has mercy is upon those who show mercy to others, you will be merciful. You release someone in a respectable respectful way. And this is how you will achieve that contentment. Hence, Allah says faletau bulunan. Don't block them. Don't block them. That's one. Secondly,

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the parents of the children or the girls are losses. If your child would like to marry someone, don't block them. Even if they would like to return to someone they were previously married to let it happen, have a big heart. These are adults, they know what's better for them. Sometimes we are more stubborn than the principals we are more stubborn than the people involved in the problem primarily. So it becomes a big issue. If you want contentment. Ask yourself if Allah has allowed this, who am I to disallow it, and in that way, you will be able to achieve lots of contentment. We look at another verse in the Quran. That is very, very important. It's called ayatul kursi, where

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Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the protection, the greatness of Allah, the fact that he protects he looks after, you know, this verse, if it is repeated in its recitation every morning and evening and after every prayer, Allah subhanho wa Taala will definitely grant us protection from the devil Hence, the contentment comes in May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us from that contentment. Similarly, we have one of the final verses of Surah Al Baqarah, where Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about the fact that he will not burden anyone with more than they can handle. Whatever you have, whatever difficulties you are going through, remember, you can cope, you can manage a little bit of

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patience, a little bit of forbearance, a little bit of effort and keep going and don't lose hope. Keep going. You know, you're so close to the solution. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will open the doors keep going. Now you can live on long enough son in Lusaka, Allah does not place upon the place a burden upon someone more than they can manage and handle.

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So this is from Allah

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Don't ever think that the problems you have have broken you they haven't. You have the strength. ask Allah for more strength, greatest strength, keep going and your problem will be resolved, have hope in the mercy of Allah. People have struggled for five years, 10 years, and then the problem has suddenly disappeared. People have struggled for longer, and then they have come out of it victorious. remember Allah subhanho wa Taala will do that, too. Then we have a very interesting verse just before that verse also in Surah, Al Baqarah, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says in verse number 285,

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facto, the importance of writing down things when you owe someone money or you who believe when you have taken money for a period of time from someone the borrowing the lending, write it down, make sure you witness it. So that Subhanallah we're seeing you achieve contentment. Everything is in order. It's all written down. You might die, something might happen. They might be denial, they might be forgetfulness, they might be whatever they may be, if you have not written things down, you are the one to blame. It can be your brother, it can be your father, it can be anyone, your son, whoever it may be, write it down. If there are any Owings any dealings, write it down, sign it, make

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sure you have a record of it, make sure there are witnesses who have witnessed it. That is when you will achieve contentment. People have lost sleep, they've lost relations they've lost lost their health. They've lost their wealth because they haven't written things down. Look at how blessed the Almighty is how merciful he is. He's actually teaching us to write things down so that we don't lose sleep so that tomorrow we're not in trouble. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding. We take this for granted, but I promise you you want contentment, write things down learn to strike the agreements, write them down. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. And may Allah

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subhanho wa Taala grant us a good understanding the next surah is Surah Allah Emraan

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so that Allah imraan Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about so many things, and we're only going to pick a few little points by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about

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the importance of silence

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Subhana Allah, you know the words we utter, we are the kings we are in control of the words we are to a minute we've uttered them, they are in control of us. Remember that? Before you utter a word, you are in control of the word, the minute you utter that word, the word becomes in control of you. So Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses this matter. twice in Surah, Allah Emraan, once with the story of zecharia alaihe salam, and the second time the story of Miriam Allah Salatu was Salam. O Allah subhanho wa Taala says, when the courier was given the news that he was going to have a child he felt a little bit embarrassed because he was old and so on. He says, Oh Allah give me a sign. And

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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To Allah Toka Lehman, Salah SATA II mean in

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Allah says, The sign that we're giving you is not to speak to people except with some signs. And remember Allah a lot with kurapika Catherine, increase the remembrance of Allah and declare his praise in the morning and in the evenings. You will achieve success Allah will protect you alone will grant you contentment. Sometimes we speak too much. Sometimes we say things sometimes we end up becoming vulgar, abusive with our mouths. It all comes back to haunt us. Sometimes we have a major problem like in this case, Zachary is Salam felt like he would probably be embarrassed. How is he going to face the people? Allah says, no problem. We are the ones who are going to take care of

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that. You just increase your closeness to us. Watch what we do for you. Let's go to this. Let's all do the same. When Allah subhanho wa Taala has tested us with something difficult, we develop the relationship with Allah and look what he will do for us. Not all the time is silence golden, but at certain times, silence is definitely golden. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease. So my brothers and sisters Here is another point of contentment. Watch your mouth Watch your tongue. number one. Number two, develop your closeness to Allah by declaring his praise a lot. And by remembering him often and you will see how Allah will

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calm you down. Allah subhanho wa Taala will definitely give you the calmness, you know, when you're quiet and you watch people say things and do things against you and about you. It depends what it is. There's no blanket rule to say be quiet about everything. But at certain times, you need to think perhaps by you saying something, the problem might become bigger, hence, it's better to just remain silent. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says in verse number 54, of surah, Allah Emraan well, Macedon, Mercado la mala Who are you? Kidding, they plot and Allah plots and Allah is the best of planners. allowes plan is definitely the best people plot against you, they may plot

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against me, they may plot against whatever and whoever the evil plot will only affect negatively those who have plotted it. Because Allah has a plot better than all of that. Allah knows. In fact, when we say the MCC of Allah, we would actually translate it as the plan of Allah. For people, it's an evil plot. For Allah. It's not an evil plot. It's the counter of the evil plot known as the good plan. So Allah has a good plan to combat every evil plot. You just have to bear patience and take heed. The next time someone does something to plan your downfall smile, because your downfall or your success is solely in the hands of Allah. It's not in their hands. Allah has not kept your bread

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and your butter in the hands of someone else. But Allah has guaranteed that he will grant it to you, you know, elevation and his comes from Allah.

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the downfall of a person comes from Allah and from themselves as well in the sense that if they were to do something silly, they're to blame. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all protection. What we've said today is absolutely important. short words. You take lesson from what we've said and I promise you, you will achieve a lot of contentment my brothers and sisters May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to take heed, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors akula Kohli has a masala sallallahu wasallam ah Baraka Lana, Bina Mohammed was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh levena

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