Dealing with Difficulty #30 Prayers Not Answered

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The importance of faith and conviction in achieving rewards is discussed, including a desire for victory and a desire for a higher status. Even if a person has good health, they may not always receive what they want, and actions are only a means of achieving their ultimate victory and success. The speaker emphasizes the importance of praying with faith and faith only in the future to achieve rewards, finding faith through actions and actions in return for success, and having hope and faith in Islam.

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People wait for the response. They ask him

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for something and they want it. And it's

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difficult because

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we don't know

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when we're going to get what we've asked

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and we keep asking Allah. He wants you

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to have hope in his mercy

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and he wants you to have hope in

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his response.

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He tells you when you call out to

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me, I hear it, I respond.

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Allah is hearing and Allah responds

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in a way he knows is best for

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you because he's the most merciful.

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So because Allah is merciful, if you're asking

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for something harmful,

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he would give you something else that he

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knows is not harmful.

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But because you don't know the future,

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he kept something away from you

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knowing that that is going to be

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destructive for you in whatever

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way the destruction would be.

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So therefore, out of my love, I know

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what you asked me. Trust me. I've given

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you something better.

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Imagine a little baby

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asks you for a gun,

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and in turn, you give them a sweet

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or you give them

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something much more meaningful, a toy.

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Because you know if this child gets a

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gun they would pull the trigger one day

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and cause death or cause harm.

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So similarly, when we ask Allah for things,

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you need to be convinced

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that Allah has heard it and he responds

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to it. Allah says,

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I respond

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the call

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of the caller

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when he calls me.

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So,

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this is

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what Allah has promised us and he told

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us.

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Now when you call out to Allah, you've

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begged him for something.

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He may give you exactly what you want,

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when you want and how you want. That

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is amazing because that means what he knew

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was good for you and what you asked

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was exactly the same thing. Here you are.

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Subhanallah,

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when you get what you've asked for, become

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closer to Allah. Many people ask for something.

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When they get it, they distance from Allah.

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And Allah says that in the Quran, that

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when man is

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afflicted with something, he calls out to us.

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When we alleviate

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whatever he was afflicted with,

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he carries on on earth as though he

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never ever called out to us for anything.

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He, like, forgets us. So that's a problem.

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So Allah Almighty,

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when he gives you what you want, how

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you want, when you want, then remember something,

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It should be a means of making you

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closer to Allah. However,

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in a lot of cases,

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that may not be. He may give you

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what you want, but slightly delayed.

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Delayed by how much? He alone knows.

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Maybe a few weeks, months, years, or perhaps

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in the hereafter.

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If it is in the hereafter, it's going

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to be far better

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than what you asked for.

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Thirdly, what you need to know is at

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times Allah Almighty

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hears

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what you've asked for,

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and

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he wants

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to give you something in the hereafter

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only

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which is better than what you've asked for,

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for a reason he knows, because this is

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better for you.

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It's better for you. If you've asked, for

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example,

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for a certain amount of money, it can

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happen.

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And Allah

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says, in your case, it's better for me

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to give you paradise

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for the patience you're going to bear as

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a result of us

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not giving you whatever you wanted,

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and therefore your ultimate victory and success, which

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is eternal,

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would actually come as a result of that

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patience. Go for it. So

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what it is here is dealing with this

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difficulty is through conviction that Allah does only

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what is best for us.

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This is the case with marriages, with businesses,

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with health, with so much more. Sometimes people

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are praying because they don't have good health.

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And although in one of the episodes we

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did speak about health,

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the point here is the supplication.

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We pray with hope that we're gonna be

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cured

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even if

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it's going downwards

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and we see the deterioration,

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the hope

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and the prayer,

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those 2 together

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can earn you eternal

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paradise

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in the face, meaning you made that

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prayer and you had the hope, in the

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face

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of complete loss of it on the side

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of medicine.

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So that faith and conviction, yaqeen, with which

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you called out to Allah,

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In the dying moments, Allah loved it so

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much. That is my worshipper. He believes in

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me. He actually

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calls out to me with such conviction.

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For him is paradise because you've arrived at

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a level of conviction

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that even if you died having had hope,

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at least you died hopeful and not hopeless.

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At least you died with a smile. You

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met Allah Almighty

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and he was so pleased with how you

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worshipped him. Because remember,

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your prayer, your supplication is an act of

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worship. Your hope is an act of worship.

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Hope and patience are acts of worship that

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are only,

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given the opportunity to selected

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people to engage in.

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Only selected people.

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So if Allah has chosen you to engage

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in some of these acts of worship, they're

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actually a privilege, an honor.

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Believers at times need to be reminded to

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look at it this way.

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And that's why our brothers and sisters in

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Palestine going through the challenges, it's like Allah

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has made them

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strong.

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Allah has given them that conviction. Allah has

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put them on another level of endurance. May

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Allah bless them, protect them, grant them goodness

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and ease,

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and may Allah Almighty grant them victory. Amen.

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So my brothers and sisters,

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when we ask Allah something, don't for a

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moment think he didn't hear, he heard it.

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Similarly, when you seek the forgiveness of Allah,

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you say, oh Allah, forgive me. He heard

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it, and if you were genuine, he forgave

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you.

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Done.

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So shaitan creeps in again and makes you

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doubt, no, Allah didn't hear me. No, Allah

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did not

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forgive me. Don't allow that to happen.

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Allah heard you and forgave you. We will

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repeat it again, not because we are doubting

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that Allah forgave us or not, but rather

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because

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we want to achieve a higher status in

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the eyes of Allah.

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We repeat it. We're embarrassed. We committed a

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sin. We feel

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that we owe it back to Allah

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to say, Allah forgive me. Again, Allah, I

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did this. Forgive me. Allah, I feel so

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bad. Forgive me.

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Allah has forgiven you first time, 2nd, 3rd,

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4th, your elevate the elevation of status is

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happening. So it's good to repeat the istighfar,

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the seeking of forgiveness,

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but not out of doubt of the mercy

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of Allah, rather out of love of Allah.

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And out of the embarrassment of a human

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being said, you know what? I'm so embarrassed.

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I actually sinned against Allah. May Allah forgive

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me. So Allah hears you. Don't ever doubt

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that. Allah gives you. When it comes to

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repentance, it's always given as long as you

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were genuine. Genuine meaning

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you were truly remorseful,

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you regretted it, and inshallah, you have promised

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not to repeat that. I I don't want

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to do that again, oh, Allah.

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Forgive me. I acknowledge what I did.

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So

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Allah Almighty elevates your status. When you ask

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Allah for something, at times he gives you

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something way beyond

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your imagination

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as a result of a dua.

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So an example of it is when Allah

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Almighty has

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not given you the thing you've asked for

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but so many other things happened in your

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life, it was a direct result of the

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fact that you

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and called out to Allah and called out

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so your children became good and you had

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a blessed situation. You had a lovely home.

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You had successes in your business. You had

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so

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much of goodness in the dunya. And perhaps

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you'll earn so many different things because you

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worshipped Allah in a certain way. So Allah

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Almighty

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is the greatest. Always call out to him.

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Always have hope. Always know that he has

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heard your prayer and understand the different ways

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he responds. You will never be at a

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loss. When you have hope in Allah and

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you've called out to him, he will always

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give you not just one thing, but many

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things in return

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for that great act of worship. And like

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I said, Allah chooses you to worship him

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through sabr

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and through

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having hope in

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Allah. And that's why we should always be

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having hope in the mercy of Allah

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and we know with conviction

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that Allah has heard us and forgiven us.

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world and the next.

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world and the next.