Could you look out for them!

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You need to make sure that you make an effort with your community. It's not easy serve them, help them. And if you're a part of it, let's not always look at what is this community doing for me, but rather, what can I do for the community? When we look at it that way, everyone will look at it that way and make life meaningful for you and your family. So let's look out. This is the reason why visiting the sick isn't a great act of worship. Remember, visiting the sick, it doesn't necessarily mean you need to physically go there anymore. Because nowadays, we have technology that would allow us to visit the sick via phone call, perhaps via a video call, perhaps via a message.

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Yes, where applicable, you go and visit in person and you will get a multiplied reward. Sometimes it's not applicable you by your visit, you might just be making life so difficult for them, if they're in need of rest, and if they're in need of a piece. And perhaps if they don't want to see you at that time. So it doesn't mean because the Hadith says visit, let's all go 10 Guys, and we will visit the sick person, you make them more sick, they will become ill they might die as a result of the anxiety and the stress. How may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us wisdom. So remember, the Hadith tells you visiting? Yes, ultimately, it's a physical visit, but you can visit in other ways

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that perhaps may be more appropriate for the situation that that person is in? Why did Allah give so much of importance to the visit, it's community development. You want these people to know, you're not alone. We're all with you. We're praying for you, we care for you. And if there is anything you need, guess what? We're going to try our best to reach out to you and to help you with it.

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In that way, you take a look of the you take you take care of the widows, the orphans, the destitute, perhaps the poor, those who don't have those who have lost their jobs, those who are sick, and Ill like we said, the elderly, those who have disabilities, all of these are taken care of by the community. That is Islam. That is the way the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him taught us and that is how you earn your paradise. So let's learn to be positive members of the community. It's not easy. It's a sacrifice. And at times, we need to work very hard to develop people and ourselves in order to enjoy a beautiful community where we care for each other, but at the same time, we know

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the limits and the lights