Mufti Menk – Patience and Forgiveness

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the challenges faced by many people in Africa and the need for forgiveness. They emphasize the importance of science and science in overall success and the importance of not letting love exceed love for Allah. The speakers also emphasize the importance of patient and not complaining, as it is a sign of the love of Islam. They stress the importance of testing one's health and medication, finding a cure for COVID-19, and focusing on the physical body and emotions. They also discuss the importance of forgiveness and avoiding regretting oneself.
AI: Transcript ©
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi wa sallahu wa sallahu wa salam ala of Allah Bucha

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wa ala alihi wa sahbihi edge my my brothers, my sisters, I want to commence by congratulating sister Sakina for just reading the hombre that was based on how quick she replied all those questions so congratulations. And I think you will agree with me I would have not been able to address you with the suspense and it is only correct in Nigeria to announce it immediately.

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I know.

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May Allah Almighty bless you and bless all of us and make it easy for the sister in sha Allah. When you go pray for us.

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The theme of this year's peace and unity convention is rising against the tide, which tide or which tides are we speaking about we all know that we have just come out of the Coronavirus. And we all know that many people have lost their lives. We are fortunate in Africa against what was predicted. We survived Mashallah. So Al Hamdulillah, Allah is great.

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Over and above that we also recognize that people lost their jobs, they lost some of their sustenance, some are still struggling to come to terms with what happened. That's one.

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Secondly, the issues we face the challenges that we have to admit exist across the globe,

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have become such that they are resulting in the drowning of men and women, let alone the children.

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There are so many people suffering in silence due to addictions due to sins that are being committed, lack of discipline, may Allah Almighty grant us goodness and discipline.

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So against all this, we do understand, as believers, we have pledged that allegiance to our Maker Allah subhanho wa Taala we have pledged allegiance to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, His ways, His teachings, whatever he has said, everything to us is sacred. We believe it was ALLAH almighty who sent him in that unique way such that his entire existence is a lesson for us. Every aspect of it, we learn from we take from May Allah Almighty make us from among those who are able to follow correctly. I mean,

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my brothers, my sisters.

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One thing you need to know is that Allah knows you personally. He knows more about you than you know about yourself. And he knows your struggles. He knows your strong points, your weak points, he knows everything you are going through, he knows something else. He knows everything you are yet to go through already.

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A young boy asked me and I get asked this many times. But the young boy says, if Allah already knows

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whether I'm going to heaven or *, what's the point of me here right now? I said, young boy.

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Do you know he said no. I said, well then work towards what you would like and where you want to go. If Allah knows, he knows everything, the fact that you don't know work towards it. It doesn't mean because Allah knows the way your life will end. And Allah knows where you will end up that it shouldn't make you become despondent or it should make you a person who loses hope and says, Well, it's already decided you don't know.

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So keep working. Because Allah Almighty says he will make it easy for you to work in a certain direction based on many factors in one of the Sutras of the Quran surah two ln Allah Almighty speaks about those who are conscious of him and give in the Cause of Allah. He makes it easy for them the good way, the easy way, the beautiful way the way to his pleasure for Mammon

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dad Bobby first person who is suing us, Luca, Allah says he makes it

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It's easy, the usara he makes it easy for the one who is God conscious the one who gives the one who believes. May Allah Almighty grant us goodness. So, if you think for a moment, that knowledge of Allah is unique in our lives, we want certain things. And we don't know if these things are good for us or bad. So what are we taught as believers? We are taught to say oh Allah if this is good for me, let it happen. If this is not good for me, stop it and block it right there is a dua known as the dua of St. Hara, the supplication where you are seeking the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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that beautiful dua in it we say Oh Allah, if this is good for me, if it is good for my life, my Deen my dunya etc, etc, etc. Then granted to me make it easy for me make give me Baraka in it, give me blessings in it. And if it is not good for me, then turn me away from it, turn it away from me, make me happy with your decree.

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So a sister comes and says, you know,

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I am asking Allah Almighty

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and my SP Hara is very positive.

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But I don't know why the doors are closed.

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That's a contradiction. If the doors are closed, and nobody wants it to happen, and everything looks like it's closed, that is the response of your istikhara when you seek ALLAH almighty, and you ask for His guidance, and you are saying if it's good for me, and my religion and my deen and my dunya and whatever else it may be, make it easy for me if not block it, he's just blocked it. So guess what, give yourself a little bit of time continue to call out to Allah and move on. Because Allah knows certain things I tell you something very, very, very interesting. Yeah, Allah mama Karna wama yaku Kuno Amala Mia Khan in Cana Cafe Hakuna. Allah knows that which happened the past, Allah knows

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the present and the future. And Allah knows that which will not happen, it's not going to happen to you, it won't happen to you. Allah knows it. If it were to happen to you how it would have happened. He knows that.

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So say for example, and this is manifest in Surah Toluca have, where Allah Almighty speaks about Musa alayhis salam was Al Qaeda, and how there were three occasions where AlphaGo beat something.

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And husana in Salem did not really comprehend at that moment exactly why he did what he did. So he questioned him. He said, Why did you

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damage this boat or ship?

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he says, well, keep quiet, I'm sure you know the story we are supposed to be reading so that we can have on a weekly basis, a great reward, Inshallah, on a Friday.

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So later on, after those three incidents, alpha decided, You know what, that's enough. Now we've got to go our own ways. But before that happens, let me explain to you why I did what I did. So he gave the explanation. From that explanation, we understand that Allah knew what was not going to happen. Had it happen, how it would have happened, this child already died. And the Quran says, If this child had lived longer, the child would have been a means of distress for the parents. So we decided to take the child away, and perhaps Allah will replace the child with another child. What does that mean? The child was never going to live in the knowledge of Allah, Allah knew the child is going to

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die at this age. But Allah also knew if this child had been given life, which it was never going to be given the C because the time was written, how would it have happened? So when I said this, in one of my speeches, a brother comes to me, he says, you know, I'm 60 years old, I always wondered, there was a girl I wanted to marry when I was young. If I was married to her, what would have happened? I said, Ask Allah when you get to Jana.

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Ask Allah you don't know. Because when you're young, you say things you want things and so on. Allah did not let it happen for a reason. So therefore, don't cling to the dunya so much that you cannot let go have certain things when they occur in your life. Do not become attached to what you have found on Earth, more than your attachment to Allah, because then you will regret it.

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dunya as they sit down with Iraq, this world is a place where we separate. You can love someone the most. You can want something, you can have it, it could be yours. Trust me, there comes a day when that separation of this world has to take place, whether you like it or not.

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So what is the point I'm raising my brothers, my sisters, that connection with Allah, the attachment to Allah should be the first attachment. Yes, we attach. We love our children, we love our spouse, if there's more than one, they're called spies. So may Allah Almighty grant us from our goodness, from his goodness, may Allah grant us, my brothers, my sisters, the attachment to all these relatives related to you closely, all things, never let it go beyond your attachment to Allah. I remember when I went for Umrah as a young boy, I loved my hair. And we were told you must shave. My father was with me. And he, I looked at him I said,

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Is it okay to just cut a little bit here and there, you know, young boy, you don't want to shave your head at that time. You didn't want to look, you know the bald head was not in fashion. Now, anytime anything is in fashion, they don't mind they will do it.

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So I remember words that he said that remained with me up to this day and shall remain forever. He says, you know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made dua three times for those who shave their heads, and then he made the dua for those who just cut their hair. So it is permissible to do this or to do that. But do not let the love of your hair exceed the love of Allah. That's all he said.

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I decided as a young boy, I'm shaving, fellas shaved, no matter what I looked like it was fine. But for me,

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it stuck. Don't let the love of your hair exceed the love of Allah. Wow. Subhan Allah SubhanAllah. Now we're talking about patience and forgiveness. This introduction was necessary because when you love Allah, you become patient with whatever Allah has chosen in your path for you. I am connected to Allah, I trust him. I know that whatever Allah has chosen for my tests that he has promised, He will send in my direction on Earth. I will take it in my stride with his help, I will overcome them. The days will be tough, the days will be difficult, but whose days are not difficult? You think you're going through issues Wallahi there are those going through greater issues than yours sitting

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right next to you right now. And you don't even know their smile is broader than yours. Simply because their connection with Allah, they understand my Lord will not forsake me. Allah says He will never, he will never burden anyone with more than he or she could shoulder. Allah will test you. They will test me based on your capacity. And based on your connection with him. Take a look at Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. What do you think he has been through?

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What Allah He has been through more than any one of us could go through?

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What do you think?

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Young age. He was born his father had already passed on before his birth.

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His mother passed away young age. Grandfather looking after him passed on as well. Imagine an orphan child by now people would have said, You know what, Allah does not love me. I was speaking to the children this afternoon. And I was talking to them about the love of Allah at the beginning of what I was saying. And I mentioned this point that who does not have parents? They could just be chosen above those who have both parents. It could be it has happened, hasn't it? Allah has chosen the beam Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam of Volusia County, WA Krummel Rosalie, the most noble of all prophets, the greatest of all creation, yet he was what? Born and often Subhanallah grew up one

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challenge after the other thereafter. Many things happen as he grew older. Some of them are mentioned in detail, some not in detail, but those the common ones that we know he was known as the truthful, the trustworthy wasn't a Sadek. I mean, wasn't he known as a Sadiq al Amin, and you know what, when he came with Revelation,

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That's when they belied him. That's when they said no, he's telling a lie. I suppose when Allah imagined, Allah had made sure obviously, that this man who was the newbie and about to proclaim the prophet to that a certain age, up to that age, not one lie was registered next to his name, not one. And then there comes a day when you are bringing the most important message in existence. And they say, You're a liar. Imagine you're a liar. They accused him of everything you can think of. They accused him of whatever it was, what happened? He was patient.

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They threatened him and they executed some of those threats. And they threatened him more. They boycotted them for years for years.

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No food, no drink certain place. Who were these people? Wallah he they were his family members and his own relatives and tribe. That's who it was his own relatives and tribe? What did they do? They actually denied them food and drink. What were they eating? They were eating something you and I have not yet ever May Allah protect us all had to eat.

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May Allah Almighty grant us protection. Who was this? This was the greatest of all, the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa taala. He was patient.

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And Allah tells him to be patient.

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He was very patient, he did not complain.

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And that's why they say in the modern era, before the hijra, those who believed they were not hypocrites, because it was so difficult to be a Muslim, that if you were a Muslim, you have to have been true. If you are not true, you wouldn't have endured so much of harassment. And you were fake. It wouldn't be.

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It wouldn't be.

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They struggled. they strove, they lost their lives. Some of them were murdered, martyred.

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May Allah grant them Jana.

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So my brothers and sisters later on.

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What did they do to him?

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I'll just touch on, and I'm sure you know the rest of the story.

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But if

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were the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the best of creation, treading the earth, and they abused him physically. And they mocked at him and swore at him.

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Come on, how many of us have been physically abused to the degree that we began to bleed? There may be one or two but for what reason? Was it because of your faith? May Allah Almighty protect us? Across the globe? Yes, there would be but I'm talking of our crowd sitting here today.

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May Allah Almighty safeguard us.

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So my brothers and sisters, that's the prophets of Allah, Allah Salam enduring, but it was because Allah loved him. So when Allah allows you to go through some challenges in your lives, it is a sign of the love of Allah in Allah either have Babel, then it Allah, when Allah loves a slave, that is when he tests that the slave,

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he tests him when he loves him. So much so that if you are not tested and your life is just going smooth and easy, as much as we believe that that is a sign of the love of Allah. In fact, you should be concerned, what is Allah testing me in here? What is the test?

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When you are tested one after the other, it should draw you closer to Allah, how many times we fall ill and we are not close to Allah. And Allah loves us and He wants us to come. So you go from one to another, to a third to a fourth in terms of doctors and medication. And this one can't help you. And that's one misdiagnosis and the other one made a mistake and the fourth one and all those you're relying on in worldly terms have failed until Allah brings you to your knees and makes you prostrate that prostration with warm tears. Oh Allah, Oh Allah forgive me. That's how it should start when you're asking Allah anything. You start off by sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you praise Allah enough or a lot.

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And you seek Allah's forgiveness. Then you ask what you want. You don't just come and say, Oh Allah give me Oh Allah give me but when Allah asked you to do things, you didn't do them and now that you're asking Allah to do things, you want it here and now Subhanallah

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There was a brother I met I told him a youngster. I told he told me I'm asking Allah and Allah is not giving me I said, You know what? When did you start asking? He said about four days ago?

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I said four days ago, you're asking Allah Almighty you turn. And you know what, how old are you? I can't remember what age he said. But it was in his teens, perhaps. So 18 years, I said, You know what, a few years you weren't even acquainted with Allah. And now four days and you want Allah to be acquainted with you. Whereas the Hadith says to our rough Illa, Allah He fit in, yeah, and if he should

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get acquainted with Allah, get close to him, fulfill your duties Unto Allah during days of ease. And then when it comes to the days of hardship and difficulty, you will find Allah will be close to you, Allah will already come to help you do you know, you have not been promised that you won't have challenges on Earth. But with faith conviction in the health of Allah, you will manage to go through those with patients, a beautiful patients content, you are still content you rely on Allah, you know, for a fact that Allah Almighty is going to grant me something out of all of this.

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When a person is struggling with a terminal illness,

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they make dua Oh ALLAH cure me. Don't take, don't take.

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And the doctor says, but it's a terminal illness, your chances are almost zero, you have a few days to live, oh Allah cure me, we should be convinced that Allah Who created us from or who created us in the first place, is all able and capable to change things immediately and to grant cure is minor for Allah when he created in the first place. So as you are convinced in that belief, that Allah will grant me the cure, no matter what people are saying, the minimum is that dua even if you die, it was such a great act of worship. hope in Allah is an act of worship, even if entire humanity has told you otherwise. The fact that you called out to Allah was so much of conviction and you died

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thereafter because of the DUA Allah may give you Jana Was it not worth it to make dua your conviction was such that just that alone, got me Jana Subhan. Allah, I am convinced they told you terminal illness you said Al Hamdulillah What about it? I'll call out to Allah will make dua if

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name is in the Quran speaks about one of the two good things either there is victory here in the dunya which is according to what we want. So in what we're talking about, now, it's your if Allah gives you cure, it's a win, right? But if Allah took you away and gave you Jana, it's a bigger win. How's that? How is that because as it is, you have to go you have to go if I were to ask you a question right now that how many of you are ready to go now if you were told die now and you go to Jana? You don't even go back you don't even message someone to say goodbye. Nothing. die right now. But you go to Jana. Ready?

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Allahu Akbar Al Hamdulillah that's good. Mashallah. We don't know but we go to Jana. Forget about everything else. That's a sign of the man mashallah put your hands down.

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But that is how a believer should be. Ultimately the answer of the question would show you that you have understood your whole purpose on earth and the main focus is paradise. The main focus is paradise. That's what it is. So yes, I may get in this world I may not get I may struggle I may suffer. All of us have health issues without exception without even a single exception. We have health issues, to varying degrees, right. Some a little bit more, some a little bit less. But there is not a single person with perfect health. You know the flu they call it the flu season. It's a season it comes once twice a year doesn't it? You get a cough you get this you get so eyes you get

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whatever else it may be all that is part of the test of Allah. In order to make you realize and understand perfection is for the hereafter Allah kept it for Jana. Are you focused on there? When you are focused on Janna to suburb becomes easy in the dunya the patient's becomes easy in this world. It's okay this is not going to last forever. One brother recently they amputated his leg and I told him my brother you bet patients Allah will grant you the best body you can I ever, ever, ever want to have. Even better than that something mind boggling, but in the hereafter for this world. Subhanallah you have a leg.

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One leg the other one is missing.

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Perhaps they may give you

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something to be able to work with. Whether it is a stick or an artificial limb, whatever else it may be, and you will carry on but when you bear patients, you know, when I was a student and I've said this in some of my speeches, one of our lecturers lost his leg in a car accident, we went to visit him at the hospital. And then we were asking him what happened. So he said, you know, Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah, Al Hamdulillah. I was I was traveling like this and that happened this and Al Hamdulillah I lost my leg, and I thank Allah and we were looking at him young, and we were telling him hamdulillah Aren't you supposed to be saying in Allah, he were in LA heraion or something,

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right? Alhamdulillah I lost my leg. You know what he told us? Madina Munawwara. He said, I thank Allah because five times a day I use these legs to go to the masjid.

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He says, I've used my legs and hamdulillah for the right things. I asked Allah to accept it from me. And I'm thinking to myself, Where are we when our minds didn't even go in that direction? You lost the leg you are depressed, finished. That's it. Totally depressed. You lose one eye instead of focusing on the on the gift of Allah that you have two eyes and only one is gone. You are depressed because one is gone. It depends how you look at it. Allah has given you two. I've seen people who've hardly had who hardly have limbs warzones and others, and they are so happy and they are continuing you know why? They don't even think that it's about supper anymore. They've accepted it and they've

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moved on. It's not even about somebody anymore because somebody is you will bear patients and then Allah makes you used to that thing and you're gone Mashallah.

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So this is why Allah says that he is with those who bear patients Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I chose to speak about some aspects of his life that we all know about simply to bring it closer to the mind and the heart that if the one we know guaranteed was the best went through these challenges. Who are we? He lost his children one after the other? How many of us have lost any children? Put up your hands?

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Allahu Akbar. Put your hands down. May Allah grant you Jana, the patient's nobody can explain. Besides, obviously the one who's been through it will be able to understand you and I will never understand the level of pain and the emotion and whatever else comes with it. Of a person who's lost their home child here is nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one child, the next one, the other one, the other one. All of them either in infancy, childhood or adulthood besides one, only one remain? What was her name?

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What was her name?

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Fatima are the Allahu Allah. She passed away soon after he passed away. But what did he say? He says, Oh Allah, I'm not going to alter anything except that which pleases you. For you belongs what you have taken away anyway. And whatever you gave to us in the first place was also yours anyway. So what's the point? SubhanAllah. The point is we're going to be our patients and we know that we will only utter what pleases you Oh, Allah, in PA if What did he say? He says, Oh Allah, if you are happy with me. In our words, it's okay what they're doing. It's okay, you are pleased with me. That's all I need. So the pleasure of Allah is something you focus on. Every other day, I get an email saying,

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from either boys or girls,

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unmarried, they've developed a relationship that is haram, with someone of the opposite *. And they are saying that's the only person I'm ever going to get married to, and my parents are rejecting and refusing. Now, what do I do? What do I say?

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There are 4 billion others on Earth and you close your eyes on one person and it's over. Your life has come to an end. That's it. It's the only you know what you close your eyes after you get married? Not before. You're not yet married. You can shift this way that way, okay. You are not yet married. You married you can now look down sell hamdulillah because if not, your wife will slap you.

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May Allah grant us is. So what I'm saying the response to that is look, you try. You speak to them, you try and convince them you talk to them and there must be a point beyond which you move on. You move on. What was it? You don't worry, it's okay. Allah has chosen something else for you. If Allah closed a door, what did we say in the DUA that supplication of is the Hara? Oh Allah if this is not good for me, firstly, for me was listening and who turned me away from it, turn it away from me then make me happy with your degree. Now why you see Allah is turning it away from you and turning you away from it and you're just being nice.

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Do you want this, I only want this an Allah. That is the result and the effect of a haram relationship shaytan comes to play with your mind to try and convince you that what's not good for you is actually the best thing ever. And the only thing ever, that's what it is.

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I'm not saying don't try, you want to marry someone, by all means try, you can try hard, you can talk you can convince. But if you're seeing progress Alhamdulillah but a year past two years come

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by now you'd have been a grandfather.

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May Allah Almighty grant us ease. So this is the patience and this is one aspect and one angle of it. Patience is generally divided into three.

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It is the strength required to fulfill your duties Unto Allah.

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You have your duties Unto Allah, strength is required to fulfill it, your dress code, to be able to dress in a way that is pleasing to Allah, a strength is required. It's called soccer as well. It's called something you are dressed in a way that is pleasing to Allah, it might be challenging because of the tides, as we said earlier, you've got to rise against those tides and do what I know the entire society may give me those looks, but I'm going to do the right thing I'll dress appropriately. That's what it is What did you do, there was somebody involved, there was what involved there was somebody involved, my brothers, my sisters, in any other duty that you have to

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Allah, the strength required is known as sub.

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Similarly to abstain from haram, a strength is required restraint. You need to hold yourself back.

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I want to tell you something amazing, you would know it but let's repeat it.

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Do you know when you think something came to my mind, I tell you when you think

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or you feel like wanting to do something that is displeasing to Allah and you hold yourself back for Allah, you are getting a reward. So this young man says Can I sit home there and think of all haram things so I can get the reward.

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That's foolish. Come on. You can't sit and think of all the I should do this and that, but I'm not going to do it. And then you think that's going to generate rewards just generating them.

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But if you have a weakness,

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and as a human being you're inclining towards something that is displeasing to Allah, there is a line beyond which you know, as a believer, I'm not going to cross this line. And you know what to hold back for the sake of Allah. That is indeed rewarding.

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A brother came to me and told me that he has stuck with Allah. He says he has tendencies sexual tendencies that are displeasing to Allah.

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But I haven't acted on it.

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I said, my brother you hold back, Allah will reward you every time you have held back he says what?

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That's the Hadith. That's the Hadith. You hold back. In Islam, we believe that you do not act upon your desires, whatever comes to your mind, you want to do it, no chance. Whatever comes to your mind, you want to do it. And that is considered the freedom. Let me tell you, the freedom on the globe has helped me to decide that I'm a Muslim. Once I decided I'm a Muslim, do you know what I have imposed upon myself?

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To stop myself from doing certain things because they are displeasing to Allah? That's why then you are a believer. I believe in Allah. The law of the land will allow the consumption of alcohol are you going to drink? The answer is no. It doesn't mean because it's allowed on earth. You are going to do it.

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The law of the land will allow you to gamble. Are you going to gamble? Why? Because you're a believer. Are you going to consume alcohol even though it's allowed in on the or according to the law of the land know why I will hold back because it's displeasing to my maker. You want to commit adultery?

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No one may tell you anything on earth, or wherever you may be. The country you might be in they might consider it. It's okay. It's just a casual sexual encounter. Oh, why do you hold yourself back? Because you're a believer. You chose Islam. You chose Eman, you chose your faith. You chose belief. So you decided you know what? Because Allah comes first. I'm not going to do something displeasing to Allah. Now, if for example.

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Subhanallah you know, there are so many things happening on Earth right now. So many challenges.

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is a bit we're facing so much pressure on us to involve in different types of things. Let me tell you, if you were

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to fall in love with someone's spouse

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and what would you do say there is a friend or someone you know when you like his wife

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you hold back, Allah will reward you, you open your mouth, you broke every relation you have agreed.

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You have to hold back whether you like it or you don't like it. You will die perhaps never having fulfilled something that perhaps you might have wanted to know it was displeasing to Allah. So I held back that's a believer. But what does the world teach you? Oh, you liked we'll go for it. Stanford Allah, you see the difference? Apply the same rule. People might say, but how can I not fulfill what I desire? Well, I'm a believer, I will die without fulfilling what I desire. If that desire is against what Allah wants. How on earth? I can't afford a vehicle, the Bugatti that's parked outside right now the yellow one. Have you seen it?

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I love it. I can't afford it. Guess what I can say Masha Allah Subhana Allah and I have to walk away. I have to walk away. I may never afford it. I may die without affording it. Don't even say oh Allah give me a Bugatti in Jelena because you're wasting your time.

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When you get to Jana, it won't even be there. Because in Jana, nothing that you found in this dunya qualifies to go there in terms of the material items you see here.

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doesn't qualify. Fie harmala, Walla,

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Walla, hubiera, Allah can be measured. In it there is that which no AI has ever seen, no ears have ever heard. And at the same time,

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it hasn't even crossed the heart of the mind of a person.

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The mind boggling, I always give the example of the womb. And I said, you know, when you were in the womb of your mother, do you remember the day? anyone remembers when they were in the wombs of the mothers? Not one. But you were there. You were there. And when you were there, sure, there were some things you enjoy, right? It was cozy, it was nice. You had a little bit of something coming in coming out. However it came in and out, you must have enjoyed certain things, certain things not in imagine, as you grew older and bigger. You know what, it became tighter, and it became a little bit uncomfortable in that room. And you must have thought at the time, Allah knows what I don't know,

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because I'm just letting you know that I was there. I can't recall. But I know that a day came when it was a little bit too tight for me. And then what happened?

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What happened?

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I tell you, you speak to someone who has no belief in the hereafter and you tell them you were in the womb, perhaps during the time you must have thought it's the end of everything. And you did not realize a little membrane between you and the entire existence that you never ever imagined. And when you thought it's the end of everything, and you're about to die and squeezed to death, you came out and you

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were right or wrong.

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You cry and you came out and you saw something totally mind boggling. Whoa. You never dreamt that it ever could be possible. But it was one membrane away from where you were. Agreed? Well, Allah He my brothers, my sisters, if Allah did that, already once, do you not believe there is a thin membrane between us right now? And the hereafter?

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As much as you grow old and you start thinking what's going to happen to me and you are now hunching, and you have a stick maybe and you think, oh, it's gonna be the end. It's not the end, a little membrane small squeeze and you will go

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nothing I ever loved in the womb would I even want to look at your on Earth, I would probably want to vomit or puke if it were offered to me, but I loved it at one stage. Similarly, what you love on Earth doesn't even qualify to cross that membrane.

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We believe

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we believe it's a beautiful place. It's coming there patience. hold yourself back. And you know what? Now I get to the last part of my speech.

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If you did not hold yourself back, and you faulted. I promise you for as long as you are breathing.

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Thank Allah returned to him tend to him to things is still far and Tober Toba is when you return to Allah change your ways change your hair.

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better so far is the process of seeking forgiveness of Allah, the words the genuineness, the regret and so on. Then you turn back to Allah so I asked Allah to forgive me and I changed my life is still far and Toba.

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And Allah says, You know what, I will forgive anything, putting me on a body and letting

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walk Magilla in nama have

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a journey in who will love who's more

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amazing. Allah says, To the worshipers who have wronged against themselves, don't ever lose, hoping my mercy, Allah don't ever lose hope in the Mercy of Allah.

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He will forgive all your sins turned to him. He is most forgiving, most merciful but turned to him before it is too late.

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And if you have asked Allah's forgiveness and out of human nature, you faulted again, you did something wrong, major sin mindless sin, whatever it may have been turned back to Allah, you did it a third time, turn back to Allah, you did it a fourth time, turn back to Allah. So what happens they scored the goal, you scored the goal, they scored the goal, you scored the goal, they scored the goal, you scored the goal ultimately you want even if the score is 10 to you and nine to shapen. Who won.

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You won.

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You want

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so don't lose hope in the Mercy of Allah that is Allah. Allah Almighty will forgive for as long as you seek that forgiveness. Until the point of Gurdwara. When you're about to leave your soul is about to be separated from your body. Until that point, Allah will continue to forgive you seek his forgiveness.

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He knows you're a human being, he knows you may falter. You will. Like I said right at the beginning, he knows you personally. He knows your struggles.

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Subhan Allah, Paradise was created for sinners who repented? Did you hear that? Did you hear that? Paradise was created for sinners who repented. You want to hear the verse?

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Paradise was created for sinners who repented?

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Well, levena either for each atom

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that can Alana festival photo needle moving him. Allah speaks about those who engaged in immorality. Immorality includes sexual misconduct, whatever else it may be anything considered immoral.

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And those who have wronged themselves in whatever way

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remember ALLAH and they seek the forgiveness of Allah and they don't continue in their bad ways and they've changed their lives and they did good deeds and so on. You know what Allah says?

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beat him watchin?

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Those are the ones

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whom their recompense His forgiveness from their Lord and Paradise.

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Law. Who are they? They started off on the wrong foot. Look at Adam Alayhis Salam. It's not like he did not commit a cell there was a cell committed,

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wasn't it? Did Allah not forgive him? He was forgiven.

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That was the plan of Allah.

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So when you have faulted, there is something that shaytan does. shaper pushes you towards the sin beautifies it makes you feel like that's exactly what you need and you want

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it is very short lived. It's more like little entertainment.

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Fall into haram. Immediately. You realize because you're a believer you regret

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why do you regret regret itself is a sign of belief.

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In us somewhat kaha Santa Touka was at Casa he found a moment when your good deed makes you happy. And your bad deed makes you sad. That's a sign you're a believer. If you didn't believe you wouldn't even bother people move on Earth. They don't care. They get up in the morning whatever comes to their mind they get it done.

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Right. But if you are happy that you got up for Fajr

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the sweetness of it is beyond explanation. You need to taste it.

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And then you have held yourself back from haram Guess what?

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You start feeling good, I am happy I got a forfeiture, there is a contentment. There is a level. That's what it is. That's a sign you're a believer.

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So if you are a believer and you believe in Allah Almighty, you seek his forgiveness. What is he going to do to you, He will forgive you, you will grant you Jannah he will grant you the best of this world and the next. contentment. That's what it is.

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So never lose hope in the Mercy of Allah don't allow yourself

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to fall in the trap of shaytan. He pushes you to commit the sin, because you're a believer. After committing the sin, you came back to Allah, which was a good thing. Then he tries a new trick with you because he's realized that I cannot get this person to commit the same sin again. So he does something worse than the sin. He makes you begin to doubt the Mercy of Allah.

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That's what he does. Many people good, they are good people clean come, but somehow they faulted they made a mistake. They committed a sin minor or major.

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They ask Allah's forgiveness, but then they start feeling I'm not clean and unclean. Where did that come from? Shaytan that is the devil attacking you from a new door. He wants you now to doubt Allah which is worse than the sin you committed. When you committed a sin it was some it was sinful, you knew it was wrong, but you still recognize the law. So you went back to Allah Now when Allah says I will forgive all of your sins, I am the most forgiving, Most Merciful you in your mind telling yourself because of shaytans new track upon you that you know what he wants Forgive me, not me. What I did was very, very, very bad. Oh, that's a new type of shape. And yes, it was bad but Allah

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forgave you. It is wiped out. It is gone. The first time you said Oh ALLAH forgive me, ALLAH forgive you fully. The next time you remember the sin and you repeat it, the forgiveness, the seeking of forgiveness to Allah, You know what he did for you, he elevated your status because the sin was no more. The sin was no more. So you repeat your Toba, you repeat your estate afar again and again, the reward of it is that your status keeps on becoming elevated. It's not that you are not forgiven.

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When people say you know do your so far 100 times a day it's not because you're doubting the first one. The first one already wiped out your sin, but the second and the third connects you to Allah in a better and bigger way. Oh ALLAH forgive me Oh ALLAH forgive me. Oh ALLAH forgive me. I am repeating it not because I'm doubting it no chance. I'm repeating it because I love my Lord and I, you know what? I want to have this relationship with him where he knows and I know that he is the only one who's going to forgive me besides him, I have no one. That's what it is. So this trap of shape and like I said, if you falter if you fell,

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don't delay turning to Allah. Then when you turn to Allah in repentance, do not doubt the Mercy of Allah because doubting the Mercy of Allah is doubting one of the qualities of Allah doubting one of the names of Allah karma. You can't do that. May Allah Almighty have mercy on all of us. May Allah Almighty bless every one of us. May Allah help us to rise against the tides May Allah help us with the challenges we are facing across the globe, whatever it may be. And I pray that the words I've said today have encouraged us to bear patience and at the same time to seek the forgiveness of Allah and to have hope in His mercy. Never lose hope in the Mercy of Allah for indeed Allah is Most

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Loving, most merciful most kind, and we will be meeting him soon and inshallah we will be meeting each other in the most blessed place in Jannah, in the companionship of Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam.

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Upon okoli ha SallAllahu wasallam ala Nabina. Muhammad was salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

Sun 27 Nov 2022

Lagos Nigeria

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