Mufti Menk – When the Impossible is Possible

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The speakers stress the importance of facing one's mind and not letting fear and anxiety hold you. They emphasize the need to be mindful of one's actions and not allow fear and anxiety to hold you. The importance of affirming oneself and not denying one's mistake is emphasized. The speakers stress the importance of staying true to Islam, not denying pride, and not giving up until the end. The importance of having hope and faith in Allah's actions is emphasized, and the need to call out negative information to people and not give up until the end.
AI: Transcript ©
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As we're about to enter the 10 days

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of Dhul Hijjah, which are the days in

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which good deeds are more loved by Allah

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subhanahu wa ta'ala than any other days, we

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need to realize one of the greatest acts

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of worship

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is Du'a,

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supplication.

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Call out to Allah.

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If Allah did not love

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you and I to cry to him for

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our needs, wallahi,

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he would not have had that in his

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system.

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If Allah did not love dua and supplication,

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he wouldn't have made

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any time or opportunity

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for us

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that would have arisen for us to feel

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the need or the urge to call out

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to him.

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But because he loves it so much, he

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has made us in a way that we

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have no option but to call out to

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him. That is Allah.

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Think about it.

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He has created

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situations in my life and in your lives

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in a way that you and I feel

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helpless

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only to watch.

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What do you do? That's all.

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Why?

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Because the ultimate aim for you and I,

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wallahi,

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is nothing besides paradise.

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You and I are going to go. We're

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going to leave this world.

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When we came in, one thing was certain.

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We had to go out.

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That's something.

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So whatever

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temporarily happens for the 60, 70 to 80

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years here on earth

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is actually only

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for Allah to watch us see what we

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do after having told us what he wants

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from us and given us the brains, the

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capacity, the ability to study, to distinguish, to

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differentiate, to realize, to watch, to see, to

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learn from example, to watch what's happening on

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earth. And then Allah

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will reward us for how we did. Whatever

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we were supposed to do or

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perhaps

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punish

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us if we didn't do it the way

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we were. May Allah not punish us. May

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he forgive us. We are in these wonderful

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days

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where Allah wants us to seek forgiveness.

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Seeking forgiveness

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itself

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is calling out to Allah. It is a

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supplication.

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Why would Allah keep the need for you

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and I to cry back to him to

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say what you told us to do, we

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were unable to do or what you told

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us not to do, we actually did. That's

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the plan of Allah.

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No religion on earth

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does not have. No religion on earth does

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not have prohibitions. They all have prohibitions.

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And every religion has things

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in it that you have to do.

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Islam is the strictest and the most disciplined

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closely followed by Judaism.

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And what does Allah want by all these

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rules and regulations?

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I tell you what he wants. He wants

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to give you and I happiness, contentment,

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joy and ultimate success in this world and

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the next.

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Amazing.

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When you are strict and disciplined, you are

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happier

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than those who've lost themselves in this world.

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They do as they please. They say what

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they want.

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Restriction

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is everywhere. Let me tell you.

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In the Quran, Allah restricts the way you

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move your eyes. He tells

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you. Watch out where you put your

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eyes. Don't stretch them to that which you

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are not supposed to be stretching

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them towards in terms of what we have

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favored some above others. What does this mean?

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You see someone with a lovely motor vehicle

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and mashallah there are many these days and

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alhamdulillah we are happy. But you look at

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it in a way

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that should not

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make you envious, rather be happy. Alhamdulillah. Why

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not? May Allah bless them and bless me

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too. You see, the me too has to

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come in. Right? May Allah Almighty bless us

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all. Similarly, there is control over your tongue.

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Allah didn't just leave you loose, give you

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a tongue and tell you do as you

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want. He says watch your tongue. Control your

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tongue. Don't say that which is not upright.

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Be careful.

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Say to my worshipers that they must only

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utter that which is the best. Do you

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have a brain? Yes, you do. If you

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do, Allah says what do you want to

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say to someone else? Be it your worker,

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your spouse, your sibling, your relative or a

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non relative. Allah says we gave you a

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brain. All we are telling you to do

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before you open your mouth. Think

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how do I want to get to that

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person? What I want to get to them

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in terms of communication?

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Is it the best way? If it is,

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you have won. You won. Because Allah made

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you live on earth and told you if

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you follow my system,

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you will live a lovely life. Be careful.

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Don't sway people. Don't abuse them. No matter

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who you are, speak to them with utmost

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respect. We put them there. That's what Allah

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says. You think that it's just by the

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way this guy is walking the street. No.

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Allah made him bump your car. He wants

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to see because you're driving a roller, you

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must come out and sway at him. No

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chance. Allah says we're just watching. Forget about

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it. No matter what car you no matter

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whose fault it was, mistakes are made by

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everyone, aren't they? You have no right to

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come out and insult someone who bumped into

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your car, made an accident as we say.

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Allah was watching you fail if you did

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so.

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If not and you came out, yes, you

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might want to say a thing or 2

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that might be slightly negative for them, but

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in a respectful manner,

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then you've passed your test. Why? You were

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respectful. I had to say to you, you

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know what? It is your fault. They don't

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like to hear it's their fault but you

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said it in a respectful way. Sometimes you

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might want to wait for higher authority before

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you open your mouth. Perhaps the police or

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the traffic men or whatever it may be.

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But Allah tells you watch your tongue.

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Then Allah tells you your ears don't listen

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to anything unless it is pleasing to Allah.

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Allah tells you that. Allah tells you what

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how you communicate. We spoken about that. Then

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Allah speaks about how you should not utter

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falsehood and lies. Don't bear false witness. It's

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easy to bear false witness. So easy. Someone

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says, you know, did this happen? And you

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know it happened. You say, no. It didn't.

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I mean do you know You might be

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thinking, well it doesn't cost me anything to

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just deny and decline. Allah says, you think

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it's minor.

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It's actually major. It could be the tipping

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item that would tip you against

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the favor of you having gone to Jannah.

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May Allah grant us paradise. Didn't I say

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moments ago the main thing that you and

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I are living for wallahi wallahi.

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And as you grow older you realize it

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is only preparation for paradise. How do you

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prepare for paradise? Going back to what I

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started with. Dua, supplication, calling out to Allah.

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Allah knows He's not going to give you

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the thing you're asking for. He knows it.

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Terminally ill, He knows you're going to die.

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He knows you're going to die. So what's

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the point of calling out to Him? Let

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me tell you the point. The point is

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Allah loves the condition of hope in Him.

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Why? Because you know you are helpless.

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He can do it.

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The fact that you are calling out to

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him with so much hope

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is such a great act of worship. You're

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acknowledging

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his status. That alone is enough for you

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to go to heaven, to Jannah, to paradise.

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Why? Because

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I called out to my maker. I recognized

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him. He can do even if he's not

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going to do for me. No problem. He

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can do. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. So I

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will make dua even if they told me

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you have 1 hour to live. I will

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pray, oh Allah grant me cure. I know

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you can. I know your mercy is such.

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Give me a miracle and I will die.

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I will go down with that hope because

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when I meet Allah, trust me. That could

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be that would be my ticket to Jannatul

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Firdaus.

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So those who are terminally ill, those who

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are going through issues, those whom the road

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seems completely hopeless and closed. Wallahi, call out

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to your maker in a way that you

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have hope. He is the Lord of the

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worlds. He's the most powerful. He will give

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you. He can give you. He shall give

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you. And if he decides not to, he

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will give you something far better the minute

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you close your eyes. Trust him. These are

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the great days. The greatest days of the

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year. They are known as the 10 days

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of Dhul Hijjah. The greatest. There are no

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days not even Ramadan

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that can compare with these days. I may

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have explained in the past. Let me quickly

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say,

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Ramadan, the power is the night. The nights

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are multiplied. And

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so on.

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The power is the day. The day. May

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Allah Almighty help us to increase our acts

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of worship. Call out to Allah. Call out

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to Him for your needs.

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In fact, call out to Him for that

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which you are able to do. You know

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He's given you the capacity to do. You

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are almost certain that you are going to

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do it before you actually do it. Call

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out to Allah. Oh Allah, make it easy

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for me. Let me do it. Let me

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achieve it. Let me do this. Let me

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do that. You know when we enter the

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motor vehicle in the morning, another example of

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cars.

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You want to go to work, you want

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to drop the kids to school, you want

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to go and do whatever you have to

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in terms of errands. What do you do?

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Do you not as a believer believe you

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should supplicate to Allah? Oh Allah, I'm leaving

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my home. I'm leaving it fully trusting in

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you, oh Allah. Oh Allah. I'm in this

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ride. I ask you to protect me. Why

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do you do that when you know you

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have the capacity and ability and you're going

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to drive carefully and so on? Because the

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believer knows that Allah

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is in control.

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Allah is in control. That's why even if

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I know that it's easy to achieve this

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or that, I will call out to Allah

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and leave it in his hands. Then if

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something happens,

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it becomes a blessing of Allah.

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Say for example, I read my dua, entered

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the motor vehicle, and I went. Or I

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read my dua as I left the home.

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Bismillahitawakal

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to Allah. Something happened. A thief might have

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come or I may have made an accident.

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Take it in your stride. You made your

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dua. You trusted in Allah. This was the

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plan of Allah. For what?

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That's all. Just to look at how, what

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are you going to do? We made sure

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it happened. What are you going to do?

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Are you going to thank him that you

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didn't break bones? And are you going to

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thank him that you're still alive? Or are

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you going to be from among those who

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comes out of your vehicle and swears at

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everyone and pretends like you are the big

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boss of earth, then who won and who

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lost?

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Calm down. Oh son of Adam, you are

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only just a son of

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Adam. Remember calm down. Chill as we would

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say. Relax.

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May Allah grant us humbleness and humility.

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Nobody has ever been elevated by Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala when they are arrogant. No one.

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To the degree that paradise does not have

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a space for those who are arrogant.

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No matter who you are, Allah says,

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he will not enter paradise in whose heart

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there is a mustard seeds weight worth of

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pride.

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Sahaba radhiallahu anhu were worried when they heard

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this naturally so because people mix pride up

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with that which is enjoying the favor of

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Allah within the limit of Allah. So they

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say, oh Messenger, sallallahu alaihi wasallam, we have

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our conveyances, our homes, and so on in

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our life today. We would say, I got

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a nice car, nice house, you know, a

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luxurious place. What about all of that? I

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got beautiful perfume, maybe. Whatever it might be.

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The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam says that's it's

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not pride to have ownership.

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It's not pride to have ownership.

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Pride is when you despise people. You look

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down, belittle, I got.

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They don't. Come on. You sound like a

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fool, man.

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Don't say that.

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Enjoy what Allah has blessed you with. Alhamdulillah.

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Humble. Come for salah. Greet people. Talk to

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people. Masha'Allah. Smile with them. Interact with them

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to the best of your ability. I know

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as time is passing the quality of person

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seems to be deteriorating. It's a sign of

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qiyama. You may want to interact with less

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people. No problem. But

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remember when you do interact with anyone, make

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sure it is a pleasant interaction.

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Pleasant interaction. They see you. You interact with

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them. Alhamdulillah.

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The pride that the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam

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spoke about. He says,

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When you deny the truth, when you deny,

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when you're

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really a person whom the verses of Allah

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are recited to you,

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the instruction of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala is

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in front of you. You just deny it

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blank.

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I disagree. That's pride.

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Or the truth comes to you in any

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matter and you deny it knowing that this

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is the truth. I am denying that is

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pride. That is what pride is.

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And secondly,

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to despise people when you utter bad words

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to anyone.

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Pride. That's what it is.

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Be careful. May Allah Almighty strengthen us.

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Now if we call out to Allah for

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our needs,

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I spoke about that which you may think

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might never happen. If you have true hope

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and you know your Lord, Wallahi, he can

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do it for you. I know people terminally

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ill. They were told you have a few

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days remaining. True story.

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Something happened

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and I went to see this person and

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I actually started giving them what is called,

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you know, end of life advice. Some few

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words to say, don't worry. Insha'Allah.

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We will meet Allah. We all will have

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good hope. Allah looks at these, the repentance,

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good words that you've uttered. Allah will always

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judge you by your repentance, not by the

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deeds. We've all made mistakes and errors, and

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we need to have hope and we need

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to continue to do good. That's what we

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tell people, and we're telling everyone the same

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thing. Don't be despondent. If you're going to

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go, go with a smile. You prepared, didn't

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you? You sought the forgiveness of Allah, didn't

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you? You did. Then have good hope in

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Allah. Have a good hope. My Lord is

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forgiving. My Lord is merciful. My Lord is

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kind. My Lord is amazing. I go back

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to him. Alhamdulillah. I have a hope. I've

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got a few good deeds, and I know

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he will forgive my shortcomings.

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A few days later,

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the tumors that were in this youngster's body

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started diminishing.

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The doctors had already sent him home. A

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little while later, when I visited a few

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months later, he was healthy and walking. What

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happened? Wallahi, they told him you're not going

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to live. Dua changes things. Someone introduced him

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to a certain medication

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illegal in some countries, but the THC

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of the cannabis in a way that it

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was needed in that particular case with a

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fully alkaline diet to treat these little

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tumors that were cancerous.

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And subhanAllah,

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remember I'm not encouraging or discouraging anything. I'm

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mentioning it. It's needed to talk about. But

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the point I'm raising is how something came

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about that started dealing with it. They couldn't

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really tell the doctors what's happening because the

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doctors were saying, wow. Look at the miracle.

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It was a miracle. It was a miracle.

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The guy is living to this day. It's

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been more than 6 years. SubhanAllah.

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And they told him 6 days, few days

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you're gone. SubhanAllah.

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The point I'm raising is when you call

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out to Allah, something can happen. Anything can

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happen. Someone can introduce you to some medication

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that will kick in last minute. And you

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know what? You were healthy. Mashallah. Everything happened.

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Thank Allah. Call out to Allah. Another point.

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Allah wants you to call out to him

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so he creates an obstacle in your life.

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Cry to him.

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Do you know what's happening to our brothers

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and sisters in Rafa today and what's happening

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to them in different parts of Palestine today?

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They are being butchered.

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Why would Allah the most merciful do that

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to them?

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We are here. We feel their pain. We

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cannot sleep.

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We have to talk about it. My brothers

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and sisters, Allah wants them and us

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to do our best to be able to

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protect them and save them. The minimum that

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we can do, make dua, cry to Allah.

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He is able. He is capable. You are

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helpless. I am helpless

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to a degree,

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but Allah, no ways.

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Allah knows. Allah says, what is the worst

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they can do to you? I wanna tell

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you something. The worst they could do is

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kill you.

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What happens to you? You go to paradise.

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You either are victorious on the battlefield, so

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you won. Or if they kill you, you

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are victorious with martyrdom, so you've won. A

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believer has ikhdalfusnayain.

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A believer nothing evil can happen to a

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believer in terms of your ultimate your ultimate

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ending because

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you either get victory on earth or victory

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in the hereafter

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or you have both. Allahu Akbar. So when

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Allah wants to take a quota of martyrs

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on earth, he's written their names in advance.

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People are fortunate that they are martyred at

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times because

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Allah has their rank.

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In

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the middle, Allah says

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the

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the prophets

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in Jannah and on the day of judgment

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and the truthful ones and the pious ones.

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In the middle, Allah says and the martyrs.

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We put them together. So if they are

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martyred, they're higher than you and I. Allah

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chose them for challenges. But in the interim

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the dua, the supplication,

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may Allah grant them victory.

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May Allah grant them protection by His power,

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by his mercy. May the tables turn. May

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they be victorious

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and achieve what they need to achieve. Ameen.

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Call out to Allah. Don't lose hope. Don't

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let someone con you to say, but if

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Allah is merciful, why is this happening? What's

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the ultimate end? The ultimate end is death.

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Where do I go after death? Wallahi, if

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I die here and now today, it's a

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mercy of Allah if he gives me Jannah

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and paradise. Same applies to you. Don't worry

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about what's going to be left on earth

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because that worry will be there even if

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you're 90 years old. It's not going to

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go. Never mind. If Allah takes me now,

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I'm prepared to go on condition that insha

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Allah he gives me paradise.

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Now that's a tough one because I don't

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know for certain but I have hope in

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Allah for certain.

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My hope is certain.

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There we are. Have hope.

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So what? If I have to go, I

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have to go. What about, oh, my lovely

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people all around me. It's okay.

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Everyone has lovely people.

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May Allah Almighty bless us. We don't have

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much time. Otherwise, I would have gone into

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deeper examples. But my point here today is

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simple.

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We are about to commence the days that

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are the most blessed days, the best of

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the days

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of the year, the 10 days of Dhul

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Hijjah.

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Declare the praise of Allah. Praise him a

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lot. Read more Quran. Seek the forgiveness of

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Allah. Don't forget.

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Call out to Allah. Supplicate. Ask him. Ask

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Him for things you know you can do,

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things you know you cannot do. Ask Him

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for the impossible

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having hope my Lord can do it and

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Allah will bless you. Through that hope, Allah

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will give you paradise. Your status is raised.

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And you know what? When you're calling out

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to Allah, when you're calling out to Allah,

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how can you be a person who doesn't

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pray? How can you be a person who

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is transgressing

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clearly,

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voluntarily

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against the same Lord you're asking a favor

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from. What that would mean is he is

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tapping you to say just change your ways,

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change your habits,

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Change your way. You need something. Right? We

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created the need.

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We can meet it.

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Change your ways. It's a tapping. Don't you

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agree? In our lives, sometimes negative things have

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happened. What did we do? We became initially,

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we might have thought I can sort it

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out. I can do this. When we couldn't

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do anything about it and time passed, we

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came to the masjid. We started crying to

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Allah. Our life changed. We started praying. What

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was that? That was a favor of Allah.

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The best thing that could have happened is

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your supplication was not given to you the

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way you wanted it. That's why he brought

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you to his house. He loves you. He

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loves you. That's why you're seated here today.

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May Allah bless all of us.

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