Taking things for GRANTED

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Assalamu Aleikum many of us take so many things for granted. And we only realize the value of these things when they have disappeared, it would be too late. So from among the things that we take for granted, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explains near modernisme of boon fee Hema calcium in a nurse a Say hi to one Farah who there are two specific gifts that many people take for granted good health and spare time. So my brothers and sisters, when you are healthy, remember, it's a gift of Allah. Look at those who are ill and sick. Look at those whose health is not proper. Look at those who constantly frequent the hospitals and the doctors and so on. May Allah grant them good

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health. At the same time when we see them, tell yourself a day will come when I will lose my health, because that is the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So while I am healthy, while I'm able, let me do all good things. Let me try my best to fulfill my duties unto Allah. Because a day will come when I may not be able to do it the way I should have done it. And then we also need to know we should use that health in order to fulfill the rights of those around us, our parents, our children, our spouses, whoever else, it may be our brothers and sisters, the poor, the needy, let's make sure that we do our best when it comes to serving others. Similarly, when you're healthy, don't be lazy, go

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out and work in the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala to earn a halal, permissible pure sustenance. And when we go out, we would then be able to save for a rainy day, a day when our health may not be exactly as it is right now. So for those of us who are healthy, may Allah make us from those who seize the opportunity to be the best that we can while we're healthy, and fulfill whatever we're supposed to, so that we don't regret it, the day the health is taken away. For those of us who are not so healthy, May Allah give you Shiva, and May Allah grant you every goodness, it's never too late, we can still seek the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala in many ways, and we can obey His

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instruction to the best of our abilities. Similarly, free time, many of us when we have spare time, we wasted doing that which is futile, doing that which is not going to benefit us in any way. So number one, if you're doing something harmful or detrimental, that should stop immediately. If you're doing something that is not harmful, but it's just a waste of time, you have not been productive and you have not used your spare time constructively. So we are supposed to be using our spare time in a way that benefits us because the clock is ticking. Every moment that is gone will never ever come back. Make sure that you don't leave today's work for tomorrow. Make sure you don't

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leave something you can get done right now for the next moment because who knows you may not have that moment. Many of us tend to forget what we wanted to do, because we left it may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who can use our time wisely. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to protect ourselves in every way from the whisperings of shavon aku Kohli hada sallallahu wasallam our Baraka Island Nabina Muhammad