Mufti Menk – Have you lost a loved one

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the challenges of loss of loved ones and the importance of not allowing anyone to be in the future. They stress the need to prepare for the day of judgment and not let anyone's family know they have passed away or become a orphan. They also emphasize the importance of working towards hungry and rewarding things in life, not giving up on love, and embracing God's guidance. Finally, they emphasize the need to plant trees for deceased people and to find small spiritual gifts to bear the pain of loss.
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Losing a loved one is one of the

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most difficult challenges that a person faces.

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And this loved one could be anyone depending

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on who you are or depending on who

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those

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you have left behind are in the case

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of your death. May Allah Almighty make it

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easy for everyone.

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We achieve lesson from the life of Rasulullah

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salallahu alaihi wasalam. He lost his father before

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he was born.

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He lost his mother when he was little.

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So here is a young boy

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before he was born, actually prior to his

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birth,

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his father had already passed away. So when

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he was born,

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he didn't actually have a moment with his

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own father.

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But when he was a little boy,

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he lost his mother at the tender age

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of 6.

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And subhanAllah,

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it must have been challenging because

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it's not easy when you have passed away

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leaving behind little children.

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One wonders, why does Allah do this?

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It's a question that sometimes

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might arise in the hearts and minds of

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people,

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not because they are questioning Allah's decree, but

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they just want to know what's the wisdom.

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You may never know the wisdom, but if

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you go back to the best of creation,

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the one whom Allah loved the most,

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Allah chose for him certain things in this

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life.

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And one of them was that he was

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an orphan.

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One of them was, he was going to

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lose his mother. And then his grandfather

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was going to take over.

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And then 2 years later, he was going

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to lose his grandfather.

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Imagine how tough that must have been. Here

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is a child whom Allah has

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chosen to be the best of creation,

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the most noble of all prophets.

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And look at how the beginning was.

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That goes to show that if you've lost

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a loved one or you were born an

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orphan, an orphan, or you were orphaned a

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little bit later.

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It is never a sign of the displeasure

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of Allah.

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Rather,

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it is a test for those around you

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who

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is going to look after this particular child.

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You have brothers,

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sisters, uncles, and aunts. We have squabbles in

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this world.

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In this life, we argue.

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We sometimes have a bit of a powwow,

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a little fight or something. Our own siblings,

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our own family.

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Wallahi, if one were to die, it is

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incumbent upon the other.

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Take care of the children. They are mine.

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It's okay. I had 2 arguments with my

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brother or my sister or whoever it may

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be. The fact that they are not there,

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Allah is watching. Here's your paradise. Are you

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going to look after these innocent children or

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not? If you don't, you failed.

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And if you do, you have passed.

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And sometimes it doesn't mean that you have

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to take them into your home, but you

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have to take care of them. Even if

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it's from a slight distance, ensure

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that they are

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everything is done for them. Ensure that, subhanAllah,

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they have a decent life and Allah will

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give you Jannah

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as a result of your

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concern.

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Amazing.

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You're concerned. You were really concerned. They needed

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anything. I was there.

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May Allah Almighty make it easy for us.

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And then you look at the other way

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around where sometimes you're an adult and you

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lose your father.

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No matter how old you are, you feel

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orphaned to a degree because Allah has wiped

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away

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a certain generation that you were accustomed to

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associating

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with. I'm used to seeing my father every

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day, mashaAllah.

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One day he may not be there. It's

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going to be tough on me and everyone

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else. But when they have grown of age,

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it may not be that difficult because you

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were expecting it to come at some point.

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A hard one is when we're all adults

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and your father loses you and perhaps

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you also had children. Now there's a few

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generations

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and we lose the one in the middle.

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That's not easy.

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Very difficult. For a parent to bury a

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child is a great, great challenge.

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Allah asks you to bear patience. He says

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it is his plan. When you are happy

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with the plan of Allah, for you is

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paradise.

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Allah put you on earth. You did not

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belong to anyone but Allah.

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Allah gave you for a moment to your

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parents and gave you for a moment children.

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That moment is only a few years.

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Allah will take someone away in that equation.

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He has

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to. Someone has to go. That's life.

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Either your parents go first. Your children go

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first, you go first, your grandchildren

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go first. It's not easy. You hear of

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a young

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boy

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dying in car accident.

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It's not easy. It's tough. But that person's

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death was written when they were born or

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before they were born. SubhanAllah.

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What were you going to do about it?

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Allah says, look. This is in my hands.

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Life and death is in the hands of

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Allah.

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Are you prepared to say

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We all belong to Allah and we belong

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to him in the first place and we

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are all going to return to Allah.

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No need to depress yourself, to stress yourself.

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Yes. It's tough. Yes. You cry. Yes. You

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grieve.

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No problem. But the grief must lead you

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to do a few things. One of them

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is get closer to Allah yourself.

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Because on the other side, I want to

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be with my loved ones.

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Those who believe and their families followed them

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in belief.

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We will bring them together in the hereafter.

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That's the promise of Allah. Allah will bring

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them together. Allah will connect you with them.

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So if someone passes away and that distance

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to me from Allah, I'm the loser. I

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may never meet them again in a hurry

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unless Allah grants me Jannah after forgiving me.

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But

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nonetheless, if I have lost a loved one,

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Allah wants you to realize

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that's my way. That's how it is on

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earth. You come and you go.

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He came and went or she came and

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went. You have come and now you are

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also going to have to go. So the

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winner is only the one who who prepared

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for the day he's going to go with

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Allah. There is no other winner.

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Nobody can win if they did not prepare

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for the day they're going to meet with

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Allah. You will lose come what may. It's

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impossible to win if you were not conscious

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of the day you're going to meet with

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Allah.

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May Allah grant us paradise.

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So if I'm conscious of the day I'm

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going to meet with Allah, one of the

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most beautiful things is I connect with Allah.

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I start realizing

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my gap

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or the distance or the absence of the

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person who died before me is only temporary.

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That's what I realized. It's temporary. I'm going

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to meet him again or her just now.

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Soon. How soon? As soon as I close

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my eyes, insha Allah. Before you know it,

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it's the day of judgment and before you

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know it, we are already in Jannah. And

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it's like, oh, subhanallah.

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In fact, there is a narration that states

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that those who pass away a good death,

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they get to meet the souls of those

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who passed away earlier, and there is a

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little conversation between them as to what happened

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to so and so and so and so.

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And there could be some answers and so

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on. There is a narration that actually says

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that.

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But what we know for certain is

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what is everlasting is paradise.

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If I am temporarily separated,

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don't let it bog you down to the

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degree that you cannot carry on with life.

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Many times a spouse passes away. Now this

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is also a loved one that was introduced

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to your life a little bit later on,

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not related to you by blood, but related

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to you through marriage. You become so close

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to your spouse at times, closer than your

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own siblings.

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If your spouse were to die, many people

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say, I'll never marry again because I want

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to be with that particular person when I

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get into the hereafter. The truth of the

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matter is,

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let's work to get to Jannah. Don't worry

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about thing other things.

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Let's work to get to paradise. When you

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get there, Allah promises you.

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Once you are there,

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and you are now thinking with the perfect

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brain

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and with total perfection, then

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whatever you want, we will give it to

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you. That's a promise of Allah. I can't

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think from now.

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People say, in Jannah, I want this and

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that. And if they say some absurd things

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and they say, well, Allah promises me that

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I get anything, so why can I not

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think absurd? The reality is all these thoughts

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are diverting you from working towards paradise, so

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you may not even make it there. Forget

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about the thoughts. Bear in mind, I'm a

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happy man because I know Allah is gonna

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give me whatever he's promised. Anything I wish

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and I want. But first, I need to

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go there.

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When I go there, you gauge the situation.

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You're gonna have a different mind and everything

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will be perfect. You look different. Everything will

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be amazing. Then think.

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Then if you think of your cats and

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your dogs which you won't, then perhaps you

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may have had because why? Allah promises you.

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You notice how I slipped in you won't.

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Why? Because you won't. That's why. You can't

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come at it. Like a person who drinks

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alcohol on earth. One narration says, they won't

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be tasting from the wines of paradise. Well,

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what if I go there and I want

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it? You won't want it. Game over. You

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won't ever think of it. Never. Because there

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cannot be a contradiction in the Quran. And

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there can't be a contradiction in the teachings

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of the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam. You won't

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know you're missing out on something.

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If I tell you, did you hear of

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the gadget? He says, what's the gadget? He

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says,

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when you talk to it and it does

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whatever you want, you know, you just speak

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to it and it does whatever. If you

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don't know of the gadget, how will you

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miss it? You don't even know about it.

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You won't miss it because for you, it's

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not there. You only miss something when you

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know it's there. You have the latest car.

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For you, you're the king of vehicles because

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I've got the latest and the best car

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Until you see one slightly

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better in model than yours, then you've got

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a problem. But if you've never seen the

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other one, you don't have a problem because

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you're thanking Allah. Let's get back to what

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we were saying. So when you lose a

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loved one, you are going to get to

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paradise. And when you get to paradise, you

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will get what you want. I was saying

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when you lose a spouse, people say, I'll

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never marry again. 1 year passes and they're

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thinking of marrying again.

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It's a plan of Allah. 2 years pass,

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3 years depending on your age.

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In fact, I want to tell you something.

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If you've lost a parent at the age

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of 60, 70, 80, 90 and the other

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one is still alive, wallahi, ask them if

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they want to marry and let them marry.

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It is not they are not marrying for

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intimacy like the young. No. They are marrying

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for company and it helps them and boosts

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them. They can gain closeness to Allah, worship

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Allah together. Many people say, I don't want

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my father to marry because the woman who's

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going to come is going to steal our

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money. Wallahi. I've heard this more than a

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100 times.

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That is that is absurd.

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This man earned his whole life. Now at

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78, he wants to marry and he's gonna

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marry obviously 50, 60, 70, whatever the age

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may be. But I promise you, if you

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say no because you're worried about money, you

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will die a poor person because sustenance is

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from Allah. Allah will * away that money

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from you without your father having gotten married

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again or without your mother having gotten married

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again. You never ever say, I won't allow

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my father to marry again because another person's

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gonna come and fight with us about the

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money.

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How? But that's what the world is today.

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And this is where we're going wrong. You

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help them to get married. No problem. If

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they want, no problem. Let them get married.

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So what? What does a wife get? She

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gets a small portion. What are you worried

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about? Your sustenance shouldn't be the greed of

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your eyes upon the one who's going to

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die. No.

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It should be your own hard work and

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your dua to Allah. Allah will give you

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even if you had nothing from your parents

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and grandparents.

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Nothing. 0. I don't mind. Why? Because Allah

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will give me. He will bless me. But

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to block your father who earned all of

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that money, you're saying, no, I need the

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cash. Your father needs someone

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just to be with in company. Wallahi, be

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careful. This is a solid message. People don't

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talk about it. I'm telling you, you would

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be punished by Allah

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if you block someone's marriage for this particular

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reason. May Allah Almighty safeguard all of us.

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Then

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if there is a person who's lost a

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parent, like say you're a teenager, you lost

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your father, questions come about why. I already

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gave you the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam's example.

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You need to bear patience. Take it in

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your stride. Don't stop your life.

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It will sadden you.

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One of the coping mechanisms of grief is

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to cry. It's okay to cry. It's okay

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to shed tears. It's normal.

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But not to the degree where you can't

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work, you can't sleep, you can't eat.

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After a few days, you have to understand

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the plan of Allah.

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And you have to know, let me carry

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on. I must carry on. Your father's gone,

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for example. Let me look after my brothers,

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my sisters, my mother, and whoever else it

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may be. I need to work. I'm the

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oldest or I am able or I have

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something decent going on for me. Get up

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and make an effort, and work hard, and

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understand the separation is temporary. It's not

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permanent.

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May Allah Almighty grant us ease. And the

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reason I say this is many people are

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coming about questioning. You know, there is a

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lot of death happening. And even in our

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community lately, there have been quite a few

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people who've passed on.

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We ask Allah to make it easy for

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their families.

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When you make dua to Allah to help

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those

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who've lost loved ones, Allah will make it

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easy for your loved ones the day they

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lose you or for you the day you

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lose some loved ones. That's how Allah works.

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Help someone in the situation. Allah will help

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you in that situation. And Allah will help

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you even beyond that.

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So we ask Allah to help us and

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to guide us. A few things.

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Number 1, we should make du'a for the

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deceased. Always ask Allah

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or

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if it's a female or if there are

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many.

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Simple du'a. O Allah, forgive them. Have mercy

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on them. Give them jannah. Repeat that dua

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again and again and again. Every time you

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think of them, That dua is one of

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the most powerful gifts you can give them.

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Oh Allah, grant them paradise.

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And what do you do? You can give

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a charity on their behalf. You can, for

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example, build a masjid. You can do a

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borehole. You can do something. You can plant

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trees. You can help the orphans, the widows

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on behalf of the deceased. You could do

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that. That's okay. It's permissible. May Allah Almighty

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grant us the ability to do for the

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deceased

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and to do for ourselves as well. Many

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people say, you know, I built 2 mosques

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for my late this and my late that

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and my late this. Well, what have you

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done for yourself?

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Nothing. So are you waiting for someone else

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to do it after you die? Is that

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what it is? You've got to do for

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yourself as well. Remember this. So I I

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have a ball hole. I did 1. Insha

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Allah. May Allah accept it from me. Then

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I did one for the late this and

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another one for the late that. Alhamdulillah. Now

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you're talking.

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That's why when someone was going to make

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Hajj for another, the prophet salallahu alaihi wasallam

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asked him a simple question.

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He says, la. The pro I didn't. Did

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you make Hajj for yourself? He says, no.

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Not yet. First make Hajj for yourself, then

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you can make Hajj for the others.

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That's a hadith. The man's name was Shubroma,

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the late person. May Allah Almighty grant us

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goodness. Now

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sometimes we lose children. I tell you what,

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nobody can explain to you the type of

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pain,

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loss and emptiness

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that a person who's lost a child

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feels.

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Now what? They say, it would have been

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easier if I lost a spouse. It would

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have been easier if I lost a parent.

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It would have been easier if I lost

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a sibling. But a child?

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It's a tough one. What is it? I'll

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tell you what it is. It's Allah's

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gift to you as an opportunity

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to bear sabr, through which you will get

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paradise. That's what it is. Allah gives you

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a chance to engage in sabr. I always

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say, sabr which is

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loosely translated as patience,

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although it's very big. In fact, the other

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day I was speaking about the types of

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sabr, and I realized I only spoke about

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1, not the others. But no nonetheless, I'm

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sure you would know.

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Sabr

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is an act of worship that Allah says

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the following.

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One verse out of so many. Allah says,

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we give the reward of those who are

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patient

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as

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unlimited reward. Unlimited.

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It's with Allah. Dear, your patience unlimited. So

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bear patience.

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You talk about poverty. Some people might never

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earn

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as much. What will happen next?

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We say poverty will never last forever.

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But it's my death and I'm I'm still

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poor. Well, you might die a poor person,

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but death was not forever. The forever part

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of it is still coming. You follow what

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we're

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saying? So you're still gonna get it. But

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for us, it's temporary. It's on earth. I've

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been poor for the last 20 years. What's

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when is it going to change? You promised

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that it's going to change. Well, I tell

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you what, it might change in the hereafter.

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Are you prepared for that? If the answer

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is no, you lose the dunya and the

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akhira. And And if the answer is well,

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yes, I surrender to the degree of Allah.

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Allah says you might lose the dunya, but

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you did not lose the akhira. When when

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the poor people go into paradise

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500 years before the rich, you know what's

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the simple reason?

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They don't have anything to declare.

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When you walk through customs here airport, for

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example, you got so many bags. First thing

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they say,

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hey,

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come here. Put it in the scanner. You

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know the story. Right? You put it through

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the scanner and they want to open every

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bag and delay you.

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The other guys got just hand luggage. What

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do they say? Good morning, sir. You may

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proceed. Green root. What happened? He didn't have

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much. The same applies when you don't have

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much. You get it. So remember this.

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When Allah wants you to engage in an

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act of worship that is

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known as

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very high rewarding act of worship?

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He chooses.

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He chooses. And what does he choose? He

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chooses you to go through something

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that others are not chosen for. The prophet

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sallallahu alaihi wasallam lost a child and another

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child and another child and all his children

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in his life.

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What happened? I lost 1. Not me, but

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I'm giving you an example.

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Lost one child. Okay. It's tough. I'm not

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belittling it, but go easy. Allah chose the

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best to go through more than that because

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the sabr

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He engaged in is way beyond all of

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us.

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Are you prepared to go through Do you

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want paradise without reckoning? Well then you're gonna

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have to be tested with patience. What type

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of patience are you prepared to engage in?

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People say, try me. Don't ever say, try

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me. No. Say, Insha'a Allah will help me

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through whatever he has chosen for me. And

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I ask him, Allah test you with hardship,

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with sickness, with ailment, disease, loss of life

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and so on. We're talking of loss of

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life. So

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someone died. Your child passed away. Your brother

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passed away. Your father. Whoever it may be,

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you bear patience. Allah says, this is your

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opportunity.

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Are you going to take it in your

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stride? You're going to try? You break down

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once in a while. It's okay. You can

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remember Allah. It's okay. It brought you closer

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to Allah. It's okay. But you bore patience.

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Allah says the patience that we allowed

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you to go through was through this death.

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Because of this death, your life changed, and

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now you are going to go to paradise.

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Had it not been for this, perhaps you

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were not even going to get what we

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have in store for you.

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So from this, what I want to say,

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I trust Allah.

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Please trust Allah. No matter what happens, get

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closer to Allah. Trust him. He knows. We

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are on earth for a short time. You

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have to go. I have to go.

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If I were to ask you,

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how would you like to die?

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People will say, I'd like to die in

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my sleep. Someone say, I'd like to die

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in Sujood, and so many different answers. When

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would you like to die?

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Question. Right?

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On that one, some might say, okay, I'm

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almost ready for it or ready for it.

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But very few.

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The bulk would say, no no no no,

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not now. Even if the guy is 80

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years old, he'll tell you not now.

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Then when? So Allah makes you ill and

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sick, and you are in pain for such

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a while that you start looking forward

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to meeting with Allah because you're in so

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much of pain. I know people say, Wallahi,

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he's in a much more peaceful condition because

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he was in pain for 2 years. Look

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at him. He's looking so happy. It's true.

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May Allah make it easy for us.

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I know everyone's just listening so quietly. I

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don't mean to doom the people, but this

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was a subject that we needed to talk

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about. From the angle that if you lose

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a loved one, take it in your stride.

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Allah does not hate you. In fact, he

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has honored you. Look at what the hadith

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says.

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When Allah loves a slave, he tests him.

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Why?

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Simply because

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He gives him opportunities

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of getting closer to him and reward that

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he did not give others. And in another

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narration, he says,

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the greater the test,

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the greater the reward.

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Someone lost 3 people, 2 people, 5 people

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at once.

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There was an accident not too long ago

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in Johannesburg.

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And to be honest, young boys, one after

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the other,

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In fact, they were together. They passed on.

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They passed away. 1 car crash.

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Imagine how difficult it is for their loved

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ones. Today, from this pulpit, we say, may

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Allah make it easy for their parents

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and their family members and all those who've

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lost loved ones. And may Allah grant those

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boys and all the and those who've passed

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on,

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And finally,

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the day Allah takes us away.

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May he be pleased with us. May he

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forgive us. May he grant us Jannah. May

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he take care of those whom we leave

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behind.

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And may Allah Almighty grant them steadfastness and

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unite us all.

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