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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu Have you ever thought about why we're supposed to read Surah Fatiha so many times during a given day? See at the very least if you go with just the fourth prayers, the obligatory prayers you end up reading circle Fatiha at the very least 17 times during a given date. slot refrigerant and avoid as Margaret raesha. Every rocker every unit you read sorbitol Fatiha. So have you ever sat down and pondered a little bit as to why because he most of the time, what happens to us is that we get we get engrossed
and very much absorbed with the mechanics of the ritual. But we don't pause to think, ponder and reflect on why we're doing something. So we've been asked
to read certain Fatiha were so much to the extent that it is an integral, you can't leave it out. It hinges onto the validity of your Salah or the validity of your prayer Subhana Allah, so it's that important. So if we are supposed to read it this many times you need to really ponder and reflect as to why. Now obviously, there's a whole list of wisdoms, you know, and Subhanallah so many wisdoms. And this video is, I would say just the tip of the iceberg to really, really appreciate this powerful chapter, this powerful surah I asked you to undertake a journey, where you go through the Tafseer of Surah Fatiha,
you will be blown away by the brothers and sisters Subhan Allah as you understand the deeper meanings of this powerful chapter as you unlock the true power of this, this circle Fatiha. Now, the point that I want to touch on it's a quick reminder, but what I want to do is I want to try and reframe the way you look at circle fatti and inshallah inshallah open a new dimension, perhaps one that you may have not thought about until until now. So when you look at circle fighting, how many brothers and sisters another name that is in place to suit and tie a circle? That's pretty obvious, right? I'll hunt because the the chapter the surah begins after Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem al hamdu
Lillahi Rabbil alameen. So basically means every form of praise, you're declaring every form of praise unto Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now there is this discussion where you discuss the slight nuances between hand versus sugar. No sugar can be translated, Allah uses it in the Quran. Allah says in Shackleton, as he then akmola talks about Sugar Sugar is to basically render gratitude you'd ever heard people who speak Arabic, they say shukran which is translated as Thank you, right. So now regardless of the language, when you talk about thanks, and gratitude, it is generally in place as a as a reciprocation for something right? when someone does something nice when some someone gives you
something when someone helps you out, you basically thank them, right? So shukran you thank them.
But how praise is an abroad a lot more, I would say a lot deeper than sugar. It runs deeper. So hand praise is in place. Regardless of whether the person you're praising has done you something or not has, has basically given you something or not done something for you or not helped you out or not. Praise stands throughout, regardless. So this is this is just a quick comparison between Hamed versus shukra so here you're declaring al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen every form of praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala and at this juncture, many brothers and sisters in Islam, it is important that you reflect
that you reflect
on Allah subhanho wa Taala being arrabal hayleigh mean, okay?
How much he has a virgin has done for you see with sugar, it's very specific. But with hummed, it's so much more broader, every step of the way. So basically, at this juncture,
whether you are aware of the blessings or not, as Allah says, we're in Taro do near mattala, a lot of suha if you were to the understanding of the idea is if you were to try and count enumerate the blessings of Allah, lot of suha you will not be able to encompass all of the blessings of Allah is a budget because the blessing
There are so many number right. So at this juncture, regardless of whether you are aware of the blessings or not, you are declaring, All praise belongs to Allah subhana wa that you, you try
to think of the blessings. And that's what's interesting, right? At every unit, every rock, every Salah,
across the different times of the day, you recall different blessings of Eliza which
today, experts, as in psychologists, life coaches, they highlight the importance of a practice known as positive affirmations or gratitude journaling. They talk about all these practices that really help
you to change your life, it will help you to reframe the way you look at life, I was reading an article where research states that gratitude journaling, that's basically there are ways to do it, where perhaps you get up in the morning and go in front of the mirror, and you start making a mental note of all the positives, you know, just like a camera. Alright, so right now, as you can see, the focus is on me and everything behind me. And even in a sci fi, if I move my hands around here, you can see it blurs out, you know, it blurs out why because the focus is on me. So there are a number of factors, it depends on the aperture, it depends on on the focal length, it depends on a number of
things. But at the end of the day, when you focus, when the when the focus is on the subject, then the background kind of blurs away into, you know, into into creaminess. So point being, the background doesn't go anywhere, unless you like have a green screen, the background still there, but you are in focus. So similarly in life, when you focus on the positives, they stay in focus, the negatives are there, you can't rid yourself of all of the negative things because the negative things are part and parcel of life, right? So it's part and parcel of life, the tests, the trials, the challenges the calamities, they're all part and parcel, wave after wave, we have to encounter
them, you understand, you have to navigate through the storms of life. But when you choose to focus on the positives, the negatives, blur.
But on the other hand, if you choose to focus on the negatives, then that's what is going to remain crisp and sharp in your life, the negatives. Now who wants to do that? So focus on the positives. So here through this, you know, practice of gratitude journaling and recalling the positive things in your life research states that it increases positivity, it improves self esteem. As in it boosts self love, where you believe in yourself. And by doing so research states that because when your self esteem increases your self belief increases, you love yourself, you're happy with yourself, you're happy with your content with everything that Allah has given you. Now you are able to trust
others at a higher level, you're able to achieve so much more Subhan Allah the blessings are so many. And then they go on to list other benefits as well. It helps you sleep better, it makes you happier, it reduces stress levels, it reduces anxiety levels, Subhan Allah The list goes on and on and on.
So now think about it. My dear brothers and sisters Islam. Here you're not doing it just in the morning in front of the mirror. Every single unit as you declare the praises unto Allah subhanho wa Taala you are thanking Him and you're recalling all of the positives in your life.
The man that Allah has
permitted to permeate into your life. The Fate
knowledge, health, wealth, family, love, a roof over your head food on your table.
Blessing after blessing at every juncture many brothers and sisters, you can keep recalling the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala making you a positive individual at this was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He was an optimist. I would say that the greatest optimist to walk in the face of this earth, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, despite the setbacks despite the hurdles, challenge after challenge view, analyze his life Subhan Allah loss, loss of loved ones Subhana Allah one thing after the other, he loses his fat. I mean, he comes to this world. But even before he comes to this world, he loses his father and he loses his mother. He loses his
grandfather, he loses his uncle, he loses his wife, he loses his children. His people chase him out. He goes to die.
They stone him one thing after the other, hurt pain, but Subhan Allah he navigates through all those storms, a positive individual. So this is what we need to strive to do my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, and as believers, the map is in front of you, Allah subhanahu medalla through Salah through the reading of the Koran through all of that you really don't have to look anywhere else. It's all there Subhan Allah, so let's really you know, harness all of it and become positive individuals with the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala I hope you've benefited from this reminder if you did, do hit the like button to help with the algorithms on YouTube so that the video pops up on
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