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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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Wa Heyman hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala

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nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa

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ala

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we always praise Allah Subhana Allah to Allah send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam more so on this beautiful day of Juma We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to bless his entire household as well as all his companions and to bless every single one of us. offspring, the alma

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mater, Allah bless, blessed humanity at large and guide us all to the straight path. I mean, my brothers and sisters, we have a beautiful hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam connected to the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And various words which were specifically taught to a certain Sahabi have Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by the name of Abdullah.

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Omar when he was much younger.

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So if not pass on the Allahu Allah says that I was once behind Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And he told me something with lots of affection with lots of love. This is a young boy being spoken to by the best of creation. He says, yeah.

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Oh, young boy. And that's a beautiful way of addressing, obviously, you need to have a very close relationship with someone to be able to call them Yeah. You know, someone who is younger, much younger than you a little youngster who's growing up perhaps not yet, in his teens. Allah knows best exactly what his age was. But this shows the affection and we learn from this, that when we address those who are younger than us, address them with much affection, it has a very big impact. The point being driven home is look at what the affection was such that this man remembered the words later on in his life. And obviously, the amount of love and respect that he had for a sort of loss of love

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was also unmatched. So basically, he says, Yeah, well, I'm in the limo cartel. Imagine I am going to teach you some words, I'm going to give you a little bit of advice, something I'd like you to remember. And the first thing he says,

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Now this is going to be something extremely important, this is the law.

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Protect the literal translation is protect Allah and he will protect you. So what is the meaning of protect Allah, it means fulfill your duties and obligations unto Allah and you will find him come to you, you will find his help with you will find him with you to Panama.

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Your closeness to Allah will reach a new level depending on how much you are ready to fulfill the instructions of Allah and to abstain from the prohibitions that Allah has set. So we ask Allah to make it easy for us, we always want a lot help. How do you get it simple in terms of law,

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and this is why in the Quran, Allah says, in

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Ohio soloqueue beats up or down icon, if you are going to assist the cause of Allah, you know, we cannot help a lot. So the literal translation, although it would mean that help Allah and you will achieve help but in actual fact, it means fulfill the obligations unto Allah follow the laws that Allah has set down, get closer to Allah through your dedication and effort and you will find Allah helping you assisting you coming close to you, and strengthening you over and above that.

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This is amazing. So this is the same thing that is in the Hadith, a formula can look after your obligations unto Allah subhanho wa Taala and he will protect you he will look after whatever you would like or whatever he knows is better for you. And why I added this whatever he knows is better for you. Sometimes we want something that is dangerous for us. We look at a lucrative business deal and you know what, for us, this seems like something unmissable wow so great. And Allah creates an obstacle because he knows down the line, there's a big loss for you in this, it's best to stay away from it. And then later on, you may or may not see how those who did get involved suffered the loss.

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And then you say Allah, I thank you for protecting me from it yet you want to be so desperately May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. So this is the term for the La Jolla and he continues to say follow the law

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or to

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protect the laws of Allah and fulfill the obligations unto Allah subhanho wa Taala and you will find him in front of you. You will find his help with you you will find the assistance with you which is similar in meaning to the first sentence or the first phrase amazing

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala is definitely the one who comes to us faster and quicker than we come to him. If we show dedication to Allah with a hand span, he comes to us with a whole foot or as quick as that, if we walk towards Allah, He rushes towards us. This is in another variation of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also explanatory of these beautiful words. Then he says, either the first and even

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before I actually translate that, let me tell you, sometimes we are dedicated towards Allah, we try. We are reading our Salah, we've improved on our dress code, we are quitting heroin with quitting. We ask Allah for forgiveness, we have really streamlined ourselves in a very big way. But sometimes we still have a few struggling things going on in our lives. That's the mercy of Allah. That's the gift of Allah. But we don't realize it we have to keep on calling out to Allah because calling out to Allah is a huge act of worship. So love by Allah that sometimes he keeps us in a certain condition just so that we can keep on calling out to him and reading the extra salah and engaging in the extra

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voluntary prayers which was brilliant, the minute we are sorted out so to speak, we tend to sometimes out of human nature to forget that we were calling out to Allah subhanho wa Taala so because a person might feel in his heart that look I've been trying hard to please Allah but look at me I'm struggling. Then the prophets of Allah Allah Selim says you will need the help of Allah, you will need to ask, but when you ask only Aslam Allah either Salta first and Linda, you want to ask ask about law. So before you tend to human beings, obviously when Allah has given the capacity to a human being to assist you in a specific way, say for example, you need to borrow some money or you

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need them to do something for you. The first thing you do you ask Allah to open your doors, you ask Allah to help you, you ask Allah to grant you Baraka, you ask Allah to make easy whatever you are about to do and so on to guide you in that specific way. Then you may go to a specific person and say, You know what, I need to borrow from you $10 if possible and so on. The response they give you will obviously be within what Allah has decreed and declared, some people will give it to you, some people will not give it to you, whatever it is, but bottom line when you see, remember, the first door is Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when you seek items that only Allah owns and he has not given

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the capacity to someone else, remember that is only allowed to be sought from Allah Subhana more than you want forgiveness. If you have committed a sin, which is solely between you and Allah, say a man who drank alcohol, may Allah save us all in our offspring, and forgive us for our shortcomings. A man who drank alcohol, it's not good enough for him to go to a priest or a chef and say, You know what, forgive me, I drank alcohol. No, you want to go to Allah directly. It's a sin between you and Allah, no third parties involved, you're not allowed to add in a third party. And if you have wronged a fellow human being, then you have to go to that human being. Say, for example, you have

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slandered someone spread rumor about someone and so on. You have to go to them. And you have to say no, I'm sorry. This is what I've done. Please, can you forgive me? They may say yes, they may say no, that's a topic on its own. But you have to go to the third party. These are known as the rights of fellow Muslims and fellow human beings. Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us so much so that even if you have wronged the non Muslim, you need to go to them and apologize. You know that? If you have wronged you, you saved the wealth of a non Muslim you can't say whether anyone is a non Muslim? No, he is a fellow human being you you served his rights. You need to go to him and apologize and say,

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Look, I'm sorry, this is what I did. And you know, I seek your forgiveness. May Allah Subhana Allah, Allah grant us goodness, what is a standard, the first thing we learn? And he continues to say when you seek help, seek the help of Allah? What's the difference between the two? One is when you are asked to ask Allah, when it gets a bit more serious, you need to seek to help the other is different from to Allah. So Allah is to ask a question to ask something to us. And he's the Allah to seek the assistance. Now I've got a problem. I need help. I need some desperate help. So when you are in desperation to employment, never tend to lead which will Angola never tend to that which Allah

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subhanho wa Taala has prohibited. And at this juncture, it's important for us to make mention of the Islamic ruling regarding esteana.

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We seek only from Allah Yaga

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can study you alone, we worship or love you alone, we seek help from you alone. And this would mean that any time we want to seek help, it's from Allah and it's according to the laws of Allah. That's what we need to remember. So if someone has sought help from another person for something for as long as it is not done outside,

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What will please Allah it is fine. So if for example, I have a problem, a huge issue, I read my Salah I asked from Allah I make dua to Allah and so on, then Fair enough, I may, Allah has allowed me to go to someone who might have, who might have the ability to assist me by the example we've been giving is by giving me a little bit of money. For example, a rich man or someone who say, you know, I just need a little bit of help for a month and I will pay you back after that. That is not negating, having asked a lot of you asked a lot and you are doing something that he's allowed you to do is permitted to do. Like for example, I want to ask a lot in the process, I read two records of

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Salah or I cry, and I make dua, that is all within what I will read Allah subhanho wa Taala but the minute I start going into that which is prohibited, that is when I have failed my test, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease. So if a person then decides to do something like next time, or for example, say to tiptoe on one foot all the way down the driveway in order to get the help of Allah all that is actually miss mischievious or should I say superstitious, which is unacceptable in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and may open our doors. Then the Hadith continues, powerful, powerful Hadith. And this is something that always brings comfort to the heart Rasulullah sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam tells us on the Allahumma what

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you need to know what should you What do you need to know? And

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in lemon

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law, you need to know that if the entire nation gathers together in order to try and help you, they will never be able to help or assist in any way unless Allah has written it for you.

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So Pamela, I have a problem. The whole oma has come to my assistance. If Allah has said that the assistance is not written for you, you can turn blue in the face, it is not coming. This goes back to the issue of calling out to Allah alone. You call out to Allah, Allah, Allah, I have a major crisis because only you can help me it is only you who can open my doors, the entire oma is here to assist you Allah make it easy for them. It is only through your power, your allowance, your your Buddha,

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which is the power that is manifest to Allah subhanho wa Taala that is able to actually assist in any way. So it should make you stronger in faith when people come to your assistance. And sometimes they can't do anything about you know, people have a sickness, people have illness, people have issues no matter what it is. Remember, you can do what you want. In fact, it is your duty to seek medication like we say you ask Allah help through what Allah has made permissible for you one of the instructions of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that you do what is in your capacity within what is permissible to help yourself and so to seek medication would be your duty, but whether or not you

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are going to be cured is in the hands of Allah, you can bring the top physicians of the world, if they will only be able to assist if Allah has written assistance for you. If not come what may no matter what you can bring whoever but it will not happen. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all. So to strengthen our belief ama is telling us that Look, everyone, they will only be able to do some goodness to you if Allah has written it for you. And on the other hand, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam continues, and he says what are we? Allah neelu Curbishley in Lamia, la,

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la La, la Seattle.

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Powerful, he says and you need to know you need to believe you need to have conviction in the fact that if the entire nation gathers together to harm you, they will never ever be able to harm you in any way unless Allah has written it against you. Because you need to know

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the pins have been lifted and the pages are dry.

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That's a powerful statement. The pins have been lifted, the pages are dry. Which means what is going to come to you is going to come to you it is going to come so the test is whether you are going to turn to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah or to someone besides Allah in a way that displeases Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors, gum disease with difficulty comes in our direction we become despondent, yet we need to know a lot chose it for us in order to strengthen us and our conviction and demand. A person who is ill, terminally ill at a young age and he's helped

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going downwards, it is a gift of Allah for that person, he can seek medication and Allah May cure him or Allah may not kill him and Allah may cause his death at a young age for Allah that was the best thing that could have happened to that individual. Because ultimately do you know we always hear, they lived happily ever after, at the end of the story, he says, and they lived happily ever after. Since I was in kindergarten, I remember that, that this thing happened and nothing happened in the to wind and when they want to end the story, they say and they lived happily ever after. In Islam, there is only one time when you can say, and they lived happily ever after. When you step

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into paradise, there's no other time that you can ever say they lived happily ever after. So whatever happens in this world, it's just a test. You know, you go to school, you pass one test, you fail another, you do better, you work harder, and then you get your free new results. And then you come out into the real world, but the school life sometimes people have got whacked later on they become top surgeons and top whatever, whatever you have, and they become wealthy people. They don't want to sit back and say, you know, one day and it must have they whacked me, you know, if in fact if that money comes to your business, you might respect him and say, Hey, this guy was responsible

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when I was young to take care a little bit of me and you forget the issue that he wrecked and even if you remember it, you will have a quick laugh about it. Because what counts is what happened at the end. The same applies to us your life. We could be turning corners now. And again, we ask Allah to grant us the straight path because the day you die and Allah tells you that yours is paradise then we can say I've lived happily ever after Allahu Akbar Allah grant that to us. So the books or should I say the pages are dried, the pain is lifted. Let's take a look at the same Hadith but a different duration. This Hadith was reported back in sooner than me. And if we take a careful look

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at it, there is another innovation which says

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yagoona

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anomic Oh young man or old youngster or little boy, protect Allah meaning look after your duties and draw a line you will find him right in front of you. You will find these help his assistance and so many other things you will find him in front of us panel.

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And then he says the hourglass Illallah if he if

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we can cry when we understand these words, he says get close to Allah seek to know Allah during your days of peace when you are in difficulty a lower get close to you.

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So when I'm in ease, I don't know how to problem I've got a bit of wealth make me go to the masjid let me go Ernie. Let me relate to Allah let me abstain from sin Subhana Allah The day I have an issue by being so contempt because Allah is with me, and he will come to me the minimum is the condition of your heart will be within total contempt. Why? I've got to live with my naked he's in charge. He's in total control. I know what's happening. If he's conscripted me into sickness, then I've surrendered to Him.

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He's mercy. He kills me he kills me If he doesn't, he still loves me.

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This is a lot. So this is why it's important to understand the term to

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get to know Allah get close to Allah, do you mean your days of ease when nothing is wrong? Now if we take a careful look at what we do, and honestly, perhaps all of us are guilty of a certain extent of it. We get closer to allowing you've got a problem. But it's supposed to be the other way around, you're at ease. So now come to Allah and then you find when something strikes, how you deal with it will be totally different from how you would have dealt with it had you not been closer to Allah Subhana Allah but still as a gift of Allah, He makes us come closer to him when we go through difficulty because we are human. So now let's listen to the rest of that narration powerful one,

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that a lot he he Yeah, he

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was

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a savica lamea coup de como esta Colombia, can you see that? You need to have total conviction that what got to you was never meant to miss you. And what missed you was never ever meant to get to it was not

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something that missed you by a fleet. Whether you were talking of literally a Buddhist flying pasture here, it was not meant to touch you. It was never ever meant to come to you. So the man can fire straight at you and the v2 meant to miss you, he you will just look at him still after he told his arms.

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matter what God does protection. But at the same time, it's got to do with sustenance and everything else. If $1 did not come to you, it was never meant to come to you. And if it came to you, it was not meant to mischief. It was there for you. And there are so many examples of that. Perhaps we may go into it some time. But let's take a look at the last portion of this beautiful Hadith. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says and this is the climax of it all what? A Nostradamus. You need to know

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You need to be convinced that the help of Allah only comes with salt. When you've made some, when you have had patience when you have to persevere, when there is continuity of a certain level and higher of closeness to Allah upon your difficulty, that is when the help of a large outcome. That's what the Hadith says. So, Allah test you, he puts you into a major matter for example, and then you find for as long as you have persistence and you maintain the constant consistency in your sub, by the will of Allah, the help will come when Allah has to come look at the prophets of Allah, after 30 years, 40 years the help of Allah King sometimes after four years, sometimes immediately and so on.

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So it's all up to Allah

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subhanho wa Taala Jamal come and you need to know that the opening will only come after the greatest of difficult and count means a very severe issues very severe problem. When there is a severe matter when you have that link with a lot that was spoken about earlier in the same ad, you need to know that things will open up. Let me give you an example if I have a piece of twine, and I have held both pulling them apart, when will the twine snap? At the point when I'm pulling the most? Do you see that it snaps? So the same happens that when you have a problem when does the help come sometimes it comes when really Allah has tested you right to the peak of the test and suddenly Allah

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says you passed your test. Let's go take a look at Burning Man a salon he will seem to be sacrificing that son, when the help of Allah Kim says you now passed your test is over. Don't worry. You are convinced that we are in charge. You did what we told you to come What made here it is you passed away we are loved. So this is what we need to remember. Don't become despondent just because I had a problem two years I'm still struggling don't want to continue. And the last droplet of that Heidi the last little phrase, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says what

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you need to remember that with every difficulty there is ease. Allah creates ease every time there is a difficulty. Go and seek help from those who have knowledge. Ask them they will point at what is has been created to the problem of yours. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors May he make us realize and understand that the ultimate life that we all want to enjoy together as families and with the loved ones that we have is actually in the alpha in this dunya which is known as alpha. You will be separated from your loved ones come what may so prepare for that day, but you will be reunited with them in the arcade on end in paradise. If only you bought the software here. So wait

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for that day two, but work for it until we need to get a certain amount of America