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A lecture delivered in Georgetown Guyana at the Inspire Convention. It deals with the tests of mankind and lessons from the way the Prophets dealt with their trials and supplicated.

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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was salam, O Allah May Allah be abanda who Allah Allah He was happy. I mean we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his household, his companions. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all and bless every one of us and grant us all goodness in this world and the next my brothers and sisters, the heat is intense, I am feeling it. Secondly, I know you've been sitting for a long time so I will cut my talk. And thirdly, inshallah, I hope to see you tomorrow by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They are brothers and sisters of ours following across the globe, and we

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acknowledge you too. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless you as well. And may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant you all goodness, we face difficulties in our lives, every one of us we face a lot of challenges we face so much. And that is the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah created us in order to go through obstacles and challenges. That's the purpose of creation. He made us so that we can have problems. Did you ever think of it that way? You might say Where did you get that from? surah

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first number two, Allah says, Allah de holla Paloma como tal hyah Italia boo,

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San Juan. It is he who created death in life in order to test you.

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What's the test? It's an obstacle. It's a challenge. It is something that is a situation that you are being watched to how you react and what you do. That's the plan of Allah. When goodness comes in your direction. What do you do when evil comes in your direction? What do you do when there is hatred, enmity, jealousy, and the qualities of the heart that begin to develop in your heart? Do you eradicate them? Do you do something about them? Or do you allow them to flourish? And do you become a person who's filled with hatred, jealousy etc. When there is adultery to be committed gambling, perhaps, alcohol and so many other things that are haram or prohibited as you know, what will you

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do? It is put in front of you by Allah subhanho wa Taala. To test you, if you stay away from that which is haram. You have succeeded, Allah says it is he who created death and life in order to test you who from amongst you has the best deeds.

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Leah Bella

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Bella, in order to test you who from amongst you has the best deeds. So all of us are in this test at the moment. And Allah wants to see who from amongst us has the best deeds, even the expression on your face is a deed.

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So don't just sit there looking depressed, smile,

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smile, you become a better person.

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So many people who have developed their character and conduct their expressions are so positive that you would never guess what they're going through.

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You would never dream that they have problems far greater than yours. Because when you see them

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what's happening, okay.

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You don't know what that smile is hiding SubhanAllah. So you want to know if there was an exception. And if there were if there was anyone who has not tested from amongst us well, before the age of puberty, you're just being taught the ropes, but the test has not begun.

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So it's like when you enter the school you learn for the entire term and the examination only begins at the end of the term. When you enter this hall and Mashallah you have to sit down and now you're asked the questions, and you know the answers, you just have to put them down.

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So it begins at puberty in a similar way.

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So panela you were born, there's no writing of your deeds. It's a bonus. You're still learning you make mistakes, you drop your stamp again, you carry on and so on. And then there comes a time when the pen begins to write against you or for you. Once you've arrived at puberty, everything is written so panela did you fulfill your Salah? No. Why?

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Because I had on me max

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makeup, which was worth 200 Trinidad dollars? How did you expect me to just wash it off? When it wasn't even one hour? Since I put it on?

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Well, it's written what you said, how you thought written down? Was that the right answer to you? It's like me asking you, what's one plus one? Is it two? Is it three? Is it four? And you say, how could it be two? When the time now is four o'clock? See?

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What happened? You know, what's the right answer, but you're just fooling yourself.

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If you died in that condition, that would have been the last Salah you were ever able to fulfill. And guess what? You didn't do it.

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So Panama,

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my brothers and sisters, so this is why we say everything is a test up to the point of day, you will be tested more and more. And the bigger the test, the greater the opportunity of getting a bigger certificate. You know, if you write your primary school examination, can you go now to the airline and say I need a job? Well, what certificate Do you have primary? I passed my grade seven. You know, what do you want to do on the fly the plane, relax. Relax, you need a big certificate to fly the plane. While I have high school I did all level here it is. I got all A's. Wait, wait, wait, wait. You have all A's you cannot fly a plane yet. It's not good enough. The test you have too small, it

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needs to go deeper. It needs to go far deeper, you need to have a massive examination. You need to spend years struggling toiling you know how it felt. Those who are slightly older my age, you know, we're now the grandfather stage. So those who are grandfathers here SubhanAllah. You know how it felt the day you graduated from college. Finally, you never go back to school again, rip these books have gone out. That's how it felt. It was so good. Because why?

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something extremely interesting.

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You worked hard. Now you've graduated.

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But when you were at school, you were spending sleepless nights studying things you sometimes didn't really understand. You just had to memorize history of people who never knew and would never know. But you have to know what year they were born and how much mischief they got up to. We had to struggle because of the mischief of those who committed mischief out in Sri Lanka, for example, a long, long time back. And we suffered. And we wrote it down. And we failed some of those exams. So guess what? They made us repeat them? Go back study again.

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Why do you think I'm saying all this? Because those are the tests that we endure. In order to get a little Certificate of this world, my brothers and sisters you will have to endure much more in order to get the certificate of general and paradise.

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So Allah will perhaps put in front of you something huge, you lost a loved one. That's your examination. That wasn't great. Seven, by the way, that was a big test. What did he do to you? It should bring you closer to Allah, suddenly you're diagnosed with a disease cancer. May Allah grant Shiva and cure to all those with any type of disease say me.

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But if you were diagnosed, what happened? You never ever dressed appropriately. Suddenly, you're dressing appropriately. You never ever called out to Allah, suddenly, you're up but you never ever did things for the sake of Allah and suddenly you're a charitable person, you will never ever a person with good character and conduct and suddenly you greeting people and you suddenly reaching out to them.

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What did the sickness do to you, it made you a lovely person, close to Allah. So when you call out to Allah, Allah does not want to give you what he what you're asking for straightaway. Because if that was the case, your relationship with him would not be prolonged.

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So for example, if a person let's use the same example diagnosed with cancer, may Allah grant Shiva to those who have that.

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And it's prolonged, and you go for one test. And before you go for the next one, you are making to record two units of voluntary prayer volunteer, you've never read voluntary prayer. Forget about voluntary even though obligatory, you are not talking with before that now obligatory on top of that voluntary, you gave a charity. And you may do and you told people to make a drop. And you said, Oh Allah, I'm going for my test helped me that the result of this test is now negative.

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meaning there's no more cancer. I've been through chemo upon chemo.

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And then what happens? You go for it, and you're still positive, what happens? You cry, you start thinking Oh Allah, why and so on.

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But you still go back and you say Allah please kill me please I beg you Allah kill me and you don't know you might die without being cured but in the condition that you were weeping for the sake of Allah, you will not missing your Salah. You are such a wonderful person, you were the best you ever were in your entire life? What a beautiful way to die. But you didn't look at it that way.

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You looked at it as though you know what Allah punished me? No, he didn't. He softened your heart. He's made you such a good person. He's brought your family members from across the globe to be around you before you've passed away. What more do you want to kind of learn and he's given you the best possible death. You read your Shahada before you went? What more do you want? If you were healthy, you might have died in the nightclubs possible. If you were wealthy, you might have died doing the wrong thing. So wasn't that the gift of Allah that's why Allah says in Allah.

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tala it is when Allah loves a slave and the wish that he puts tests in his life or her life as a favor. If every one of us were millionaires, I don't think a lot of us would be seated here.

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If every one of us had everything we wanted, why would we feel the need to have a relationship with a maker for what?

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But Allah says, No, we won't give you what you want. Not yet. We want to test you first. So we're going to give you a problem upon problem. If Allah did not want to give us problems, from the very beginning, childbirth would have been the easiest thing. Easiest.

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It's not.

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Do you know what it is? It's one of the most difficult moments because of its value, because of the status of your mother, in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala because of the understanding of men, and at that point, Allah makes sure that you don't remember what happened as a child.

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Nobody from amongst us knows, or remembers what we know. But not we don't remember the point of our own birth.

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Why it's a Lost Planet. It must have been

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a moment that was unique,

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painful, indeed, difficult indeed. But it's a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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That was already a major issue. So many women and ask them will tell you.

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I wish I was dead. Allah makes mention of Maria Maria salatu salam, the mother of Jesus May peace be upon him in Surah.

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See, I wish I had been dead before this and forgotten, long forgotten.

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But no, Allah says, No, don't worry, we'll make it easy for you. You'll forget about it when when your child

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grows up and develops into a beautiful human being. who fulfills your rights. But how do you expect your children to fulfill your rights when you have not fulfilled the rights of the one who created you and those children and that's Allah.

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Allah tells me to do things I couldn't be bothered. But when I tell my kids to do things, I want them to obey.

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Where is the logic? Where is it? So let's go back.

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Even the messengers of Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah, Who were the chosen ones, who were the beloved ones, they went through tests examinations, they went through a lot of hardship, distress and difficulty.

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And the Quran is filled with their stories and verses relating to you and I, what happened to them.

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So I want to spend the next few moments telling you what they did.

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When they were in those situations, so that if we look at those who Allah loves much more than us and what they went through and what they did, and how they called out to Allah, the focus will be tonight on how they called out to Allah, because all of us here need to call out to Allah, we need some inspiration. We need to be inspired. We need to feel good. Our problems are not going to go away. But Allah will grant us contentment, Allah will alleviate the suffering. Allah will help us through those issues. It's not like they're going to suddenly extinguish like you turning off a light can happen by the will of Allah.

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But in

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Most cases Allah wants you to endure a little bit for you to get a PhD. For you to get a big certificate so when you arrive on the Day of Judgment you're resurrected with the VIPs because you will unique

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Sebastian you will know whom Allah Fie Yeoman. Allah in love.

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Allah mix mentioned through the hadith of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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of seven categories of people who will be resurrected, under the shade of Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day that the shade will be most needed and there will be no other shade. So there are categories of VIPs imagine you and I may Allah make us from them. If we are from amongst them, there has to be something unique about us, right? You went through some major difficulty. So your certificate is on your head. Your flag is what you sow kind of love.

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And you know, so when you go through calamity, when you suffer difficulty, use it as an opportunity to get closer to Allah smile. Allah will give you contentment. Let's take a look.

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Suleiman alayhi salatu wa sallam

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he was the son of David May peace be upon him Sulayman known as Solomon in the English language. Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of his story in several places in the Quran. And one of those is in sort of Sodom, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says in verse number 35, about Sulaiman Allah is Allah making a dua, to Allah what type of today every one of us wants money.

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We want sustenance, we want wealth, we want material items, we have to have to a certain extent to survive.

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I have to have money, I did not fly here free. They didn't just tell me you're going to deliver a Muslim talk. So here you are Caribbean Airways, it's free.

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They didn't say that. So we need to earn we do.

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And when you have, it's a test, when you don't have it's a test. What you do with it is a test. When you spend with the test when you don't spend it's a test.

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So the amazing gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala is taught to us through a dose of Sulaiman and he said, he starts off by saying,

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Oh Allah, forgive me, imagine, if I want to get onto the right page, I need to seek forgiveness. If I've done wrong, the first thing to do to become your friend is to say Forgive me, right? Someone has wronged you. The first step to get to the right direction is for me to say, forgive me, Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. So a man and a salon wants to ask some big things from Allah. He started off by saying, Oh my Rob, forgive me. How many of us when we started to do we start off Firstly, blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because he came to teach us all the goodness, had it not been for his sending to us, we would not have had this

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goodness. So we should always commence by sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I want you to say aloud sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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seek the forgiveness of Allah. ask Allah forgiveness. Or you may want to start by praising Allah, Allah, you are my maker, you made me You created me, I have none besides you, you have favored me. You have done a lot for me, you know, when you are driving today, we landed in Ghana, right?

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And in the car park, there was someone who came to us to asks for something.

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May Allah make it easy for those who are begging for the right reasons? And may Allah make it such that they don't have to beg anymore?

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I mean,

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we beg from Allah, His mercy. I mean, so imagine if we gave her $1. And she says, imagine she did not do this. I'm just telling you imagine.

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She says no to little.

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I'm going to go somewhere else. I don't want this. Take it away. Out. She throws it and it's gone.

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What would you do?

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What happened? I gave you $1. It's money. How could you just do that?

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If you see her The next day, and she's asking you what are you going to do?

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You're the lady who threw away the dollar yesterday, get lost.

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I think that's very respectable actually, if that happens, right?

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We do it to Allah subhanho wa Taala a lot of the times where he gives us something and he said, not good enough, no ways, let me go and earn it or get it in a way. That's not your way, my way. You told me not to do it this way I'm gonna show you, I'm gonna do it the way you told me not to do it, and you're gonna see me having everything. What will he say?

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You will have it but you're gonna spend it on medical bills, maybe maybe you might spend it on the damage of your motor vehicles one after the other possible. I'm not saying it's always the case. No, but it's possible. You're gonna waste it. You might spend it on heroin, you might spend it on

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that which will result in the destruction of your home, you might spend it on your children and they might consume that which was not permissible or haram. As a result, the energies they got were all negative, so they were disobedient.

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I'd rather have had that which was pleasing to Allah, but

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it was less than to have had more but in the displeasure of Allah.

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So if someone comes up to you and says, as you give them 50 cents, thank you so much, Madam. Thank you. I really appreciate this. I'm going to go and buy an avocado. Now I'm saying avocado because in my part of the world is almost free. It's like one cent an avocado.

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In fact, if you come to me I can give them to you free. The only thing is you've got to come to Zimbabwe so the flight might cost you $1,000

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so and that's because they grow in our yard you know we actually fill them up in sacks and donate them and I know in other parts of the world avocados like wow avocados, you guys just donate them donate them. Yeah. So Allah Allah has blessed us and and I'm sure you guys also blessed in your own way. I wonder what you get here. I still need to know Java.

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I thought when we were landing I thought you guys had a lot of broccoli but I found out it was just the Amazon jungle.

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From the air it looks like broccoli fields right?

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So my brothers and sisters in law you thank the person such that they might take out another dollar or two t this person is so thankful for 50 cents I gave them let me take out five bucks, give them $5 Don't worry at all.

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Okay, do you need more? Can you

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show gratitude to Allah for him? It's less than 50 cents. If Allah had to give everyone whatever they've asked. It would not displace what a pin displaces when it is dropped into the ocean or dipped into the ocean. Allah can give everyone whatever they ask.

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For the little that you have, you will get more.

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Allah says if you are going to be thankful and show gratitude, I will grant you increase. That's what Allah says, Here is a man and a Salah. He starts off by saying, Allah forgive me, forgive me, forgive me. He was in the beat of Allah. He did not do anything wrong. But he's asking Allah forgiveness. We do so much wrong. days past we have not sought the forgiveness of Allah. And we want him to give us things we want him to answer our to us start off with the salutation upon Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, then praise Allah, then seek His forgiveness. And then listen to what he says.

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Carla boo fini.

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Forgive me and grant me ownership such that you are not going to give anyone after me this type of ownership. You are the giver of gifts.

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You are

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the one who gives the gifts. Oh Allah grant me that which you're not going to give anyone after me. Allah says we love that to us so much. They came a time the very next verse, verse number 36 of surah. Allah says fussa

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Allah says we gave him so much that even the wind was put under his control. Imagine the wind control of a man and his blow nose blowing off but harder blows. Blow these guys away.

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Okay, okay, no, no, it didn't get that far. But anyway, so Hannah love imagined that we are

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moving with you Subhan Allah.

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He could speak to the ants and the other creatures of Allah. Imagine the birds coming in.

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So imagine the birds and they jumped back at you.

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It would be beautiful to speak to the other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But guess what Sulaiman Allah is Allah was given that he had the answers a surah named a nominee, why he made the drought Oh ALLAH forgive me, give me something you're not going to give anyone after me. Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam had much more but different departments, you need to know that.

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different departments.

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But Suleiman Alayhi Salam spoke to the ends, when the ends, the one end told the rest of the answer, hey, the army of Sulayman is coming, and they are going to trample over all of you unless you get into your houses. So get into your houses. And what did he say? He stopped his entire army because of one end.

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Yeah, you

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know, my Sakina

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that was the discussion between the last one and told the rest of them enter the homes, so that Sulaiman does not trample over you without realizing.

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And Allah says Fattah

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Suleiman, Ali salam, he smiled in this beautiful laughter of his at the statement of the end. And he stopped his whole army and he let them go, I have a small quick lesson to learn from the ends, one end told the rest of the ends enter so that you are not crushed, right? Because they loved each other, they cared for each other. They didn't say, hey, and come here. What part of the world do you come from? Which part of India? are you from? What part of Pakistan? are you from? What part of wherever you from, and so on? Are you are you dark skinned? Or light skinned? What's going on? Okay, the dark skinned guys stand here, the light skinned guys can hear now I want to quickly come and

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tell you guys what's about to happen. And you guys, you're not going to know. That's not what the answer at the end gave a call caring for the rest of them. Hang on, guys don't be trampled. That's how we're supposed to be caring for the woman and for humanity at large.

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We should not want to see harm upon another human, because life is sacred. The one who gave you the life, one law, he the same one gave life to the others.

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Just remember that

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the one who gave you the life you have right now is the same creator, the same giver of life, who gave life to the others. That's all I want you to take back. Just remember that.

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Life is sacred. Your responsibility is to convey a good message to try and keep convincing people to do good until you die. Those who are convinced that hamdulillah those who are not convinced it's between them and

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just keep on reminding. So Sulaiman Ali Salam asked Allah for something. After seeking forgiveness. Allah gave him so much.

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So when we ask from Allah, ask Allah whatever you want, you are allowed to ask Allah Oh Allah, I need a Mercedes or Allah make sure it's an S Class, by the way.

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And 2018 model maybe I think, you know, something, you know, if you really want to ask, make sure it's the top thing you know, don't just say oh, by the way, I need a car. What car do

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you know, may Allah make it easy for us and work hard to get one? You know, Mercedes not gonna drop from the ceiling somewhere here and say, Oh, thank you. Like I came here. You know, they'd have to wake you up and take you to the mat hospital. So kind of love.

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So you are allowed to ask specifics you are but I want to show you one step higher.

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I want to show you one step higher. Let's take a quick look at another prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I said I talked for 45 minutes, it's actually 30 minutes, 25 seconds. So there's still some time.

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There was another prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala, who went through a lot he had

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at the beginning. Everything flowing, Allah blessed him with wealth.

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Children, beautiful family, Allah blessed him with so much. And after a while, a lot took away one by one. This went in and that went and then the children went, and then his health went, who was that? Who was the Prophet of Allah? Yes. Who was the Prophet of Allah

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Alayhi Salam in the English language, job, may peace be upon him.

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You bought a solemn, there is a narration that says that at a certain point when he was not well, his wife told him, why don't you call out to Allah to alleviate your suffering? And he says I'm embarrassed. Why? Because Allah gave me for so many years so much. And it was for so many years now my tests has only been for less than one 10th of that time, or a fraction of the time and I must already call out to Him. No, let me enjoy a little bit. But there came a stage when Subhanallah he called out you

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called out in a unique way so unique, that I want to teach you something so that you can be inspired.

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Let's take a look at Columbia. First number 83 Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about a ewe alayhi salatu wa sallam.

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Amy, remember when the prophet or you called out to Allah, he called out to

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remember why is Allah saying this to teach us how to call out to Him.

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He made mention of a man a Salah. He made mention of a Dr. Seuss a man or a Salah in another place in the Quran, where to a man and a Salaam says, Oh Allah, I thank you or grant me the ability to be thankful to you.

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And ash Khurana matakohe Allah grant me the ability to be thankful to you for what you've bestowed upon myself. And my parents, who are his parents?

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How is it

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Subhan Allah gift of Allah upon doubt he was the dead and Sulaiman was the son. A quick way of remembering it, the DS for that and the SS for the son so a man you will never forget it again. Right?

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That's how I remember it, by the way.

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Okay, so Subhana Allah, he's making for his folks for his parents.

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And here in Scotland, BIA Allah makes mention of the two hours of so many of the profits, go to Sudan ambia. And look at it and look at the meanings of it. And see the two hours that Allah makes mention of the prophets, the supplications they called out all of them, Allah says was a carrier.

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And Zakaria, the prophet of Allah who did not have offspring. He called out to Allah Oh Allah Don't leave me singular, Grant me offspring and Allah says,

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We answered his prayer and we gave him the child john Subhana. Allah, how many of us don't have children may Allah bestow upon you children keep making the dua keep making it Allah knows he's waiting. He's watching. He knows the right time. But uh, you Bani salatu salam was on another level.

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He did not ask Allah

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what to do.

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Did you hear what I said? He did not tell Allah what he wants. No. He didn't say oh, well, I want you to do this for me. He did not say Oh Allah cure me. He didn't say that. He didn't say Oh Allah, I'm going through

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health problems. He didn't say Oh Allah, I have financial problems. He did not say oh, well I lost my children. He did not say that. Why? He knew that Allah knows better than him What happened to him? And he knew that Allah knows better than him. What is to be done?

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So when I have a problem, who knows my problem better than me, Allah when I want to solution who knows which solution is the best myself Allah, Allah. So if my faith is very strong, I just need to say Oh Allah, you know what I'm going through and I know you're the greatest.

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Did you hear that?

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Oh, Allah, you know what I'm going through and I know you're the greatest.

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He was not tempted to say, Oh Allah do this for me do that. For me. Allah says are you called out

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To us and he said

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trouble has affected me harm has affected me That's it. Oh Allah, something negative has got to me. One Tarahumara human and you are the Most Merciful from amongst all those who have mercy that he didn't say we stole my health, give me back my children do this to me do that to me. No, he just says, Oh Allah, what has happened to me, you know, the negative that has happened to me, you know, and I know you are the Most Merciful from amongst all those who have mercy, more merciful than a mother who merciful than anyone. Allah says,

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We responded to him

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and we alleviated all the suffering that he was going through.

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That's another level. In fact, there is another prophet of Allah who did something similar. Can I tell you who same surah a prophet called Yunus Jonah, the one who was swallowed by the whale, the one who was swallowed by the whale, Eunice Jonah, may peace be upon him alayhis salam, he was also known as known widely known, because unknown is the fish which means the man of the fish moments negotiate Muslim was saying, This man that man in the shoelace man Yes, this was the Fishman Allah calls him the Fishman.

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Well, don't worry, he was not Chinese, by the way.

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But obviously it was, it was it's meant in utmost respect. It's not derogatory. If it's derogatory, it's not allowed. It's not allowed, you know, fat man, fat man.

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Don't you dare say fat woman. Forgive us, okay. So

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Allah says,

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de la vamos.

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Unit Sally Sallam when he was upset and angry and he ran you ran away or he went away. And he thought Allah would not decree something upon him. Allah says he called out to Allah from the darkness of the belly of the whale in the darkness of the water.

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He called out to Allah, what did he say? He said, Well, I mean, the way I'm stuck helped me know. In actual fact, he didn't say that. He didn't say that. Do you know one of the most powerful?

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Is this de

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la ilaha illa.

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Nico domina volley me?

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Did you hear that?

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La Isla

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domina volley me, there is none worthy of worship. Besides you, Glory be to You. I have indeed been from amongst those who have done wrong.

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That's all he said.

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That's all he said. What did he say? All I did wrong.

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Man worthy of worship besides you. I have transgressed against myself. And there is none worthy of worship. Besides you, I declare my faith, my conviction in you, you know what Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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We responded, we responded to him. And we removed the distress that he had done, what was his application? He didn't make a big deal out, Oh Allah, I'm in the way of you know, as I was going, it swallowed me, you know, I got hurt when I entered, you know, something happened to me here, and so on. And now I don't know it's dark here. What's going to happen about the food and all our health, all of that. It's okay to call it that way. It's fine. You and I are weak, we can tell a lie, whatever. But you need to know there is a level of conviction whereby you know, Allah knows much more than you. You just have to say, Oh Allah, you know what I'm going through and I know you will

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help me done.

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But that requires conviction and wait for Allah keep on repeating it, no problem. keep on repeating it with conviction. When the time is right. It will happen. So those are the examples I wanted to give you this evening and I wanted to raise the issue of being inspired

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By the lessons or by the messengers and the lessons we learn from the way they sophisticated, why they sophisticated, how they also went through challenges. You believe he had health problems more than any one of us here. Did he give up? No. It made him strong. He got closer to Allah. Really, when things happen, negative in our lives. use that as an opportunity to get closer to Allah. When things happen positive in your life, use it to get closer to Allah, you suddenly have a beautiful deal

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with millions.

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Don't do the wrong thing with that money.

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Something went right, you happen to marry the guy of your dreams. Remember, that's a gift of Allah. It's a test. He's going to test you.

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He's going to test you when you have your wedding. Do it nicely. Bear in mind, you have Muslim.

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You have responsibilities under your makeup,

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the day of aid, the day of happiness, what do you do? Make Allah happy to Subhan Allah, whatever you choose to do on that day, make sure that Allah subhanho wa Taala is pleased. So this, my brothers and sisters, happens to be how they called out to Allah. I've just given you an example of some of the messages. And I want to tell you go back reach work. nambia Allah speaks of all the prophets including you know, may peace be upon him when Mohammed nada Babu festa Jana Allah, Allah says, you know, a long time back, Noah called out to us as well.

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And we responded, we responded to Noah, we responded to everyone, we will respond to all of you too. But bear patients were patients don't think that a few negative things in your life happened to be the end, nothing is the end. The end will only come the day that Allah chooses for you and I to leave or the day that Allah chooses to end the whole of creation Subhana Allah.

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Up to that time, you still have hope in Allah and His mercy. If you were to seek forgiveness, he would forgive you. If you were to ask him, he would grant you he would give you and I end by saying brothers and sisters. You want the help of the Almighty learn to help the creatures of the same almighty. Remember that you want Allah help help others and Allah will help you. You weren't allowed to reach out to you reach out to others and Allah will reach out to you. You want goodness in your direction, be good to others and Allah will be good to you. You want to help help others like I just said now, my brothers and sisters remember when Allah subhanho wa Taala gives, there is no barrier

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he can give you everything and anything at any time and every time so have hope in his mercy right up to the end. Aku Cody hada sallallahu wasallam Oh, Baba cannon Amina Muhammad wa Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh