What they say Hurts!

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My beloved brothers and sisters,

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every one of us in our lives, we will go through times when we hear that people have said bad things about us. We have to

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we will hear that people have said things that are untrue about us, unfair about us.

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And this has to happen.

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Why does it happen?

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It happens because when Allah created us, He promised us that he's going to test us and he sent to us a messenger. And that messenger taught us what to do, what not to do. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, if you were to follow the example of that messenger, you would not go wrong. So therefore, in the life of that messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah subhanho wa Taala has definitely kept something amazing and unique Subhan Allah, what is it that is unique? He has been through times when people have said untrue things about him,

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things that are unjustified.

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So he has been through that so behind Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen that if any one of us is to fulfill the Sunnah of the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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we would need to go through many things that he went through. And Allah would be testing us how's your reaction? That's it. So when someone says bad things about you, lies about you behind your back in front of you when someone falsely accuses you. The first thing you need to do as a believer, the one who has declared La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, the One who has declared there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, and Muhammad peace be upon him is his messenger. The first thing you need to do is to thank Allah. Wow, it might sound strange, I'm telling you when someone says something bad about you, in front of you or behind you. Thank Allah. Thank Allah Alhamdulillah

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Alhamdulillah don't I sound a little bit cuckoos a little bit crazy. The reality is no, Allah has chosen you Masha Allah tabarrok Allah, Allah has chosen you to do what Allah is just preparing you to give you that opportunity to go through a certain sooner, that it is impossible to go through until and unless someone accuses you or says hurtful hateful things about you, lies about you and so on. How am I going to fulfill as soon have bearing patients upon what people have said, When no one said anything bad about me? So ban Allah. Now do you see where the Alhamdulillah comes from? Allah says fosse be Allah my aku amazing verse. Be patient regarding what they are saying against you. How

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am I going to be patient with no one said anything against me? So for that, it's impossible for you and I to lead a reasonably long life without someone somewhere down the line, doing really nasty things against you. It's more about your relationship with Allah. That's what it is. You believe in Allah. Yes, I do. He created you. Yes, he did. Indeed. I'm going to return to him while he is the master planner, giving you an opportunity to be patience upon evil speech. hurtful, hateful untruths, accusations against you. Bear patience.

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Or not. Lamb in hula Zulu Catalunya Punahou, one of my favorite verses. I'm sure you've heard me say that many times. If you have followed a few of my talks, Allah says we know that what they're saying hurts you. We know it saddens you actually the term use this husband. It saddens you. Nabi Salam was saddened primarily because he knew those people are actually engaging in a disservice against themselves. I asked you a question. You are a good person, brother or sister. You are innocent, you are straight, you are upright.

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And SubhanAllah. Here you have people saying bad things about you and you know they are telling a lie. You should say Alhamdulillah and feel sorry for them.

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feel sorry for them. The prophet SAW Selim was saddened because he was sorry about them and for them to say they don't know what they're doing. Allahu madico me

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In a moon, what amazing statement Oh Allah guide my people they don't know what they're doing. Imagine Allah chose you. You're not mean in the case of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was, he is the Messenger of Allah, the most loved one to Allah. What was he saying? Did he kiss them in sway them and fight back like what we would do? Subhanallah someone says, You are stupid. You say you, your mother, your father and your family are stupid. That's what we would say. I hope not anymore. I hope it's not true. I hope what I've just said is not true. But sometimes that's how we react. We think we are a big deal. Someone says something about you, you sway him and his whole

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community so ban Allah.

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Don't do that.