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Okay, Chef Angela.

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Mystery level recommended Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Allahu Akbar low Salah woman wala, unburied. Sermorelin kumara Tula he will Baraka two brothers and sisters. Welcome to episode two of 10 verses that I think every Muslim should know in sha Allah alternate. So those of you that are joining us for the first time, you can certainly go back to the first episode. It's all over online, on YouTube, on iOS page, Facebook, everything so you won't have any problems finding it. And check out the first few verses that we've gone through. Today, what we're going to do is we're going to go through three verses in sha Allah. And we're going to finish up one of the

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verses that we had started last week, and we didn't finish. So we'll finish that up today be named Anita Ireland. So as all of you are logging in, please just comment, let us know where you're logging in from how your day has been, if you have any questions, any of that stuff, we would be so delighted to interact with you, but it's nilang tiarella. So let's get right into it. This was actually

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the last verse that we looked at. So this was a number two. And this was the famous verse in Surah, Tala verse two and three. And what this verse is, is truly the three things, three ingredients, that if you follow them, and you follow them correctly, it will always give you a way out of all of your problems, all of your struggles. Doesn't matter what you do, it doesn't matter what the nature of the problem is, you'll always have a way out if you follow these three steps. And we talked about the context, we talked about the sutra, why it's in the Surah, all of that good stuff. So what are the three things so the first that we mentioned, of course, was right here. So let me just grab my

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pointer.

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And we'll use that. So right here first was and provide for them.

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Whoever is

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mindful of Allah. So just to go back, well made yet tequila. So the only way that these three steps can work for you we mentioned is you need to have Taqwa of Allah subhana wa Uttara. As a result of taqwa, you immediately find a way out. There's one thing that I think is really important to talk about here. This way out to that we're highlighting in this verse is not restricted to just a physical way out of things, like your situation changes, and it becomes better, or you're literally stuck and you physically are able to get out. Or you know, none of those things. It's also entails emotionally, you're trapped, psychologically, you're trapped. You know, sometimes, if you go through

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a bad marriage, you might physically be out of that marriage, it results in a divorce and you're physically out of, but emotionally, you're still damaged, psychologically, you're still damaged, mentally, there's still struggle. This area helps us to even cope with those emotional and mental struggles that all of us would go through at some point, whether it be in marriage, or any other circumstance, any other situation in life. So Allah is highlighting here, that any sort of Taqwa you possess, Allah will give you a way out. The second thing to note is Allah does not restrict the way out to anything specific. So again, this could be a way out that slowly but gradually, you start to

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come to grips with your reality. You start to understand that you know, this is what my reality

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it is, here's what I need to do in order to overcome a lot of the hardships and a lot of the struggles. I need to sort of work through that. That attitude, that mindset, that you're able to work through things. That's what the HR manager is, it's so beautiful, why a resume in high school is tested. So the first step towards this way out, is you need to have Taqwa of Allah. And Allah will give you that well, now that you found your way out, the next step is how am I going to handle this new perspective, this new life. So if you literally coming out of a bad marriage, or bad friendship, or relationship, family relationship, whatever it is, and now or Death of the Family,

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something like that sickness, whatever it is, now, your next step is you want to figure out how to survive? How do I continue to feel my emotions so that they remain strong? My mental, overall, my overall my mental health? How do I sustain that, so I can keep moving forward. While resume in high school acticin. Allah is just going to give you the strength in ways you don't have any idea. You don't know where this is going to come from, you don't know how Allah is going to do it. So the next step is and provide for them from sources they could not ever imagine. So the idea here is that, again, you start building strength. And we meet people like this all the time. And a lot of us are

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like this, I'm sure that people will be like, how you stay so strong. You know, you just lost your child. You just lost your mother, your father. You know, you just went through a terrible ordeal. How do you remain so patient? How do you remain so strong? How do you find the strength to move forward? That's Allah subhanho wa taala, while resume in high school is tested. You see what a man does? This is the whole point students. So what a man does to

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a man gives you strength, in a place that nothing on this earth can strengthen. Nothing on this planet can give it to you. No person, no resource, no power, no authority, nothing. That's what Eman does. That is what the people of faith are truly the strongest to have ever existed. And inshallah we're all part of that. So Allah is saying with your taqwa Now, here's the next thing you get to provide for you in ways you have never imagined.

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Number three, will need to look killer. I love Oh husband, this is where we paused. So whoever has full and complete trust with Allah subhanho wa taala. That is sufficient for them. So

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the sufficiency that the last panel attorney is highlighting here, and whoever puts their trust in Allah, this is number three. Now, number three is the most important because number three, gives you the strength and the optimism to realize that if I fail at number two or number one, or I don't do that well, like we all have Taqwa. But our Taqwa fluctuates. You have some days that are good, some days that are bad, some days that are just really awful. Your Taqwa fluctuates, your Eman is either WM close is the prophet ra salat wa salam todos, it increases and decreases. So you'll have like the steady flow of Amen. Then all of a sudden, one day everything goes crashing down. You miss Federer

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for like six weeks in a row, you're playing all your Salawat late or you're rushing through them, it just doesn't feel the same. So the third thing that Allah tells us, so that you can still find a place of hope, optimism and strength.

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Just put your trust in Him.

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Do you know what it means to trust Allah?

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What it means is that you understand that each and every day of your life, you cannot accomplish anything or do anything

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except by the help and will of Allah.

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And the only way you can appreciate that help and well, in whatever form or way it comes is that you trust whatever happens in that day was the best for you. So you trust that despite certain things are in your control, the results are never in our control.

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And so whatever the result is, I am content because I trust you or Allah.

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You see, when you trust Allah,

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you stop worrying. You stop complaining. You stop stressing

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I mean, all of us will complain and stress and worry, you know, from time to time in our lives, but these things will never overcome you. They're not going to disturb your sleep, they're not going to upset your relationship. They're not going to upset your Salawat. And you're a bad debt, none of that. When you have trust with Allah, you have everything in this world, and much more. Nothing gets in the way of someone who trusts Allah, nothing gets in their way. I pray we're all from amongst them and Mottola killing a lot me. And of course the A concludes in Allah ballyhoo Emery, then Allah subhana wa Tada says that He Allah sufficient for Certainly Allah achieves his will. So here's the

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last point, the area is going to end off as a reminder that look, despite that you do these three things, Allah will always achieve what he desires, what he wants, you know,

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every one of us can relate to the ending of this A, because we'll say things like, I did everything. I prayed, I made my door, I did everything, and I still didn't get the result that I want. That's because in Allah Bailey, who Emery Allah does whatever he wants, Allah is going to achieve his will at the end of the day. So someone might ask, Well, why bother asking? Why bother going through these three steps, if Allah is still going to do what he wants to do? Why should I even bother? Look,

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we all have to understand that we are required to put forth an effort and hope for the best outcome.

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Allah when he says, he will achieve what He wills, meaning that at the end of the day, whatever decision, whatever trust, whatever hope and reliance you have, with him, Allah will decide that based on that effort, what you get in return, you know, if a student is really lazy, in studying for the exam, and they they walk into the exam room, and they just hope that they can just wing it. And the teacher knows this, they'd knows this by judging from the answers, they can tell, clearly the student hasn't been studying hasn't been paying attention, and so on and so forth. That teacher is still in charge of the outcome. If they want, they could still be lenient and say, Well, you know

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what, they'll give enough, you know, marks because of the effort, at least they tried, even though they're totally got every answer wrong. But I'll give some points for the effort. Or they can literally fail that student from you know, beginning to end and they have no chance of moving forward. So when you present your efforts to Allah, Allah greets them, and Allah decides, at the end of the day, what is best for you. And the second thing to keep in mind is the result is not our control, we can't decide that. We can't ask Allah for something, and then expect a certain result. Because what's the point of asking? You're asking for something. And you're also telling the one to

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respond. This is the answer I want. It simply doesn't work that way.

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Allah knows what is best for us. And look how the A ends, Allah subhanaw taala, then ends PATA Jared Allah Who equally shine in fedora. Allah subhanaw taala has already set a destiny for everything. So no matter what we do, the last panel title will will execute his cover on everything.

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You know, there's a lot of death happening these days.

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Excuse me, there's a lot of death. And so many people are passing passing away. A lot of them we know we might be connected to them. They might be family, they might be friends, whatever the case is, we might know them. And even if we don't know them, just the idea of hearing more and more people passing away, more and more deaths happening each and every day young people. The average age now that young people are dying, is getting younger and younger each and every year. So even the the statistics of the average is slowly slowly declining. Younger people are dying more and more each and every day. And it could be you know, a whole array of different factors. But the point is, at

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the end of the day, Allah subhanho wa Taala that is his handle on each and every one of those individuals. So you and I can't judge that. You know, somebody would say, you know, we tried everything to save her. We were there by the hospital that we tried every medicine out there.

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Natural Medicines door is poor and we did everything and it's still the person didn't survive

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because Allah will issue his other.

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Allah wants you to try and then leave the result in his hands. We don't ask and tell the one to respond what to respond with. It just doesn't work like that. So I hope that in sha Allah Huhtala this a helps us to understand least understand some of these fundamental points when we're speaking to Allah. Okay, and number three, let's get into it. And number three, here's the intro. As you can see, I hope you guys liked my little picture there. There is mum feeding her little babies. No one loves Allah. Like Allah loves. That's the intro to what is to come. So here's a number three. Allah subhanho wa Taala says and sorted out of

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work to be learned if he heard the dunya Hasina waffle harati in whodunit de les paul are either b or c will be him and usher or Mati was CR at war. It was C articular. Che for Cirque Du Bois de la Zenia. Upon our tune as a character will Latina Hoon Biya Tina, you mean don't Wow, this versus just absolutely beautiful. Stick a look at the translation so ordained for us. What is good in this life decree for us what is good in this life, and in the next? Indeed, we have turned to you in repentance. Allah replied, I will inflict my torment on whoever I will. But my mercy encompasses everything. I will ordain mercy for those who repel evil pays that cat and believe in our

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revelations. So what's happened here?

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This A is found in sorted out of, su little out of is one of quite a few soldiers in the Quran, that has some of the most detailed conversations between Musa alayhis salam and Pharaoh and also Musa alayhis salam and as followers of Benny surah.

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One of the things that happened before this A is that Benny is Raju is still in that state, where Musa Islam is constantly preaching to them the right thing to do. And so a large chunk of sorbitol Errata. It's one of the reasons why the surah is so long. It's one of the longest suitors of the entire Quran is this conversation keeps going back and forth between Musa alayhis, salaam Farah, Ron and his followers Musar this time and his followers and are constantly going through challenges. And there's obviously pockets of the followers of Musa alayhis salaam that are starting to become more inclined to the message of fit or

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so they start seeing that there is more guarantee. There's more stability, security, with fit around. This is the case till this day. And it's one of the parameters that surround Muslims and the message of the Quran in the sense that since Islam was born,

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Allah subhanaw taala says to us in one of the very first A yet believe it's the second eighth or the third eighth of Sudoku puzzles, that amongst your followers, you move Saturdays that they're going to be the Dora.

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They're going to be the week the poor, the frail. That's where you're going to have. Now why Allah subhanaw taala chose that. It is from his infinite wisdom, we have some clues Ye, which we'll get to a little bit later. But my point is with that conversation, that frustration is still continuing with Musa alayhis salam. That's this area where it comes next, where Allah says that look, when Musa alayhis salam kind of gets tired, kind of gets, you know, exhausted emotionally physically walk to Berlin, if he had the dunya hesita.

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He immediately turns and he makes dua to Allah. So what is the first lesson here? Why have I chosen this verse?

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The first step towards

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navigating and overcoming

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hardship in all of its forms, is you follow the pattern that Prophets and Messengers took the pious scholars, men and women, the great men and women of Islam, those in the past and those present, they all have the same pattern that this a it highlights, which is first thing that they do. When struggle and pain comes. They start making dua to Allah and asking Allah what tubulin and right for us. guarantee for us in this world. Hasina. Good. Well, Villa harati in Houdini 11

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But at the end of the day, it is the Acura that we are leaning towards. So first thing that they ask for Allah is just give us whatever is good in this world. What is best for us? Do you notice that the word Hasina

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is in the non definitive form? In Arabic, we call this next hero. So there's no Elif lamb that's attached to this word here. That's important. Because what most Charlie's Salam is asking Allah for is any kind of good, no matter where it comes from, no matter how minuscule it is, no matter if we see it as something trivial, as long as you see it as something good, or Allah write it down for us.

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It's really remarkable. Because what this area highlights for us is trivial things in life are still, especially when they're good things. So the things that are good in this world, but they're trivial, they might become routine, we might get bored of it once in a while. To Allah, he calls these things hasna they're still good, they're still wisdom in it is still good for you. Even though you may not see it, you may not realize it, there's so much hope in just the usage of the word has Senate. But I want you to really capture that the first thing when you go through a tough time or a tough time comes and confronts you. The first thing to do is you start turning yourself to Allah.

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Go back to Allah. This al also hints to the idea that there could be some sort of sin or mistake or wrong in your life in mind, while you're going through that pain and struggle just like our Prophet it is so it was salam told us it is either you're being punished when you when you're going through a struggle, or that struggle is a source of hassle, that and blessing you are being honored and reward. So the big question is, how do I know when a hardship is rewarding me or punishing me? And the answer to that is how you react to that struggle. If your first initial reaction is what the Prophet alayhi Salat, wa salam says, in the Masada endless automatic Allah, that patience, indeed is

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the first thing that you should react and exercise whenever a pain or calamity strikes you. So if your first reaction is you say, okay, just calm down.

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100, the left for everything. But this is big news. This is serious, and I need to just I need to just relax, and you just hold myself together. If that's your reaction, you passed. Now the hardship that has to follow will be a source of reward and volcat and blessing for you no matter what. But if the reaction is, oh, my gosh, how could this happen? Are you serious? I have cancer. How could this happen? It doesn't even run in my family. I exercise, I'm on a good diet. I don't need this, I don't need to, like I do all of these things. And this still happened to me some harm, why? Oh my goodness. That's your reaction could also be a clue

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that what is to come will not be for you, but against you. May Allah protect us from that love from me. So the reaction tells everything of how the process will begin and what that process will do for you and I. So Musa alayhis salam knows all of this now.

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So the AI continues. We'll look at our continuous loving karate in now who wouldn't you like? And in the earth era, we are striving towards you.

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Give it give us what is in this? What is good in this life? And then the next who dinner is where the word yahood comes from? Yeah, who is the rightly guided one. So who dinner is Mussolini's I'm saying to Allah, that with all the good, whatever good you give us in this world. We are going to strive with that good so that we can work and meet you in the Athleta

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unbelievable. You see, see what the attitude is. And I've said this before 90% of the poor end is attitude.

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90% of it it's all about shifting your mindset and your attitude to think differently about everything in life all the smallest and most trivial experiences to the major ones. You think and you approach it completely differently. And the believer state is just that. We we are we react to things so different from an average human being. Just like the prophet is left with some says when the believer here's our

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goes through a pain or struggle, they still say Alhamdulillah very few people in this world, in this world do that, react to it that way. You know, we all know the famous

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story of a famous young brother, who was in Australia, filthy rich came from a wealthy family diagnosed from cancer and he passed away.

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But when he died, when he was diagnosed with cancer,

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he obviously knew what was to come. All of the things that were to follow. And all of his interviews, you can see it on all of his interviews. He's just saying 100 And then he's thanking Allah for cancer. He's like, I thank him because this is this is what he, he gave me and it changed my life. I went from partying, to pray, I went from spending to giving you know, I went from spending my wealth on haram, to giving it to charity to help those in need. So he literally transformed his life once he was diagnosed with cancer. This is why I said in the previous A, and Allah ballyhoo enmity, Allah will always execute His will and His power. So for this brother at the

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end of the day, he used his struggle, his cancer, to turn his life around, he passed away and Insha Allah, he passes away as a shahid. Now, some of us might be thinking, Well, okay, so you know, I can aim for that. If I go through a pain or struggle just said, hamdulillah I'm trying to live my life. That's something that Allah blesses you with. You have to work with that. You have to work and hope that Allah gives you the sincerity because still, there are millions of people who are afflicted with pain and struggle, and it doesn't move anything. You know, and I want to mention this. Now with the recent shootings, that happened in the States with those young children meant Allah azza wa jal

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have mercy and all of them alone. I mean,

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it's really frustrating.

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It's really upsetting, shocking, as well. How some of the politicians whose responsibility is to protect their people started coming with like really weird, bizarre, out of this world, ways of how to control the gun violence. And the crazy thing is, none of their suggestions had anything to do with the actual guns. One, Senator,

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this describe that there are too many doors on schools. So we need to have one door metal door, guarded by police where every kid walks in and out. So you're literally turning these schools now into like a prison. And another senator says, another politician says something else, that we need to build more mental health institutions, because the only reason why someone was able to do what they did, is because they had mental issues, and they had nowhere to go, there was no help. Like, nothing to do with the actual weapon and what that weapon caused the damage and the pain that it caused. So my point here is that

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at the end of the day, with a it like this, they help us to shift our mindset, so that we can start to appreciate and that we can start to understand some of the deeper wisdoms that very few people on this earth will ever understand and that requires faith. Now, Musa he said, continues and he says, We have turned to you indeed we have turned to you in repentance.

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fulfill our authority now who denied you like

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Hi there are other beings will see will be him and usher walkme It was the article A che.

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So he says, Allah then replies, so after the door is made Allah replies, I will inflict my torment on either be my punishment will go on anybody I will.

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So it's like a less saying that look, okay, fine. You're asking me for these things. Fine. But just remember, I will give my punishment to whatever I want. What that means is, if you and I get everything we ask Allah for in this world.

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It's very easy for people to get carried away and lost. Because everything that they asked for they get, it's very easy for people to lose gratitude, to lose focus to lose appreciation. I mean, just look at the lifestyle of much of the rich and wealthy across the globe. The rich and wealthy, how they've absorbed the money and wealth and resources of their respective communities or cultures. And those same places.

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There are 1000s upon 1000s who are homeless or average citizens who are contributing to maintaining these

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People have wealth, that at the end of the day, they're living paycheck to paycheck. They're barely surviving. I mean, if you live here in Toronto, just buying gas going to the grocery store, like it's so overwhelming. So Allah says that, whoever I decide to give hasna to, to give more and more and more of this worldly life, they're not grateful.

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I just want to remind you, that I will still implement my punishment to whomever I wish. And also keep in mind while Matthew was theoretically shake the disk despite that, My Mercy encompasses everything.

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I love this A, I love this part of the A, this is actually the heart of the water. It was the articulation.

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Allah says that my mercy touches everything was the earth, it touches and it engulfs every single thing on this planet. So even the worst of the worst Allah is saying, yeah, they still have some of my mercy. Allah still gives them time.

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Allah still gives them time. I, you know, I get asked this question a lot.

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Seriously, you know, criminals,

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corruption, corrupted leaders, people that are responsible for a lot of pain, and a lot of struggle in this world. Why does Allah give them more time? Why does Allah just keep them going? Why doesn't Allah just eliminate them from this earth? But Why did Allah even put them to begin with? Again? It's a question that you and I,

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we shouldn't ask that kind of question. Because Allah put us for a reason. Maybe we're not doing the same things that these corrupt people do. The point is, we're not perfect either. None of us are perfect.

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Allah put us here in this world and gave us a new set of instructions to follow.

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And then this also reminds that despite a continue to give you health, I continue to wake you up every morning, I provide you with food, I provide you with nourishment, I give you my risk. That's what's the articular shape. Despite I do all of that. Remember what the first warning was? So that you don't think well, we'll just like the corporation did with the profit early so to serve this was the first day that we took and when they challenged process services, okay, well, you know, if you say that Allah is going to do this, this this if we don't follow him, ask him to send down and rain upon a stones from the sky and let's see what happens. Let's see if he's gonna respond or not. So,

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Allah is saying this at first, but still reminds us that look,

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I will still continue to extend my mercy until in another Surah, Allah says what can they get out a lot of big either other than poorer? Well, here volume in the aluminum shed, versus the snatching of Allah is extremely severe and painful. And even when Shetty Allah will still snatch it away. So don't think that it's that easy. Once you have My Mercy, you can just get away with things.

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The flip side of that is Subhan. Allah

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was the last time we thank Allah for just his mercy.

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We ask Allah for the mercy we beg Allah for mercy. Think about when was the last time you thank Allah for mercy.

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Thank you all for being so merciful to me. Keeping me healthy waking me up today. Allow me to be with my family. Allow me to take them places allow me to live. Allow me to pray allow me to put my forehead on the ground for you

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saw an extension of Allah's mercy. And Allah's Name of Rahman or Rama is the most common name of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the entire Quran.

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So the fact that it's the most mentioned also highlights just how important and how fast is mercy is

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then continues

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what are the T what's the art cooler shape up to her little Latina yet the owner while tuna Zeca so who's gonna get this merci les as I will put this merci I will prescribe an ordained this mercy for those who will repel evil, Latina yet double. And those who pay there's that cat, those who give what is rightfully to the poor, they also uphold that responsibility and believe in our revelations. So then continues with Latina who be a Tina You mean they really commit themselves to our revelation? I pray that Allah subhanaw taala counsel us all from amongst them and continues to engulf us under His mercy alone.

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And number four,

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optimism with Allah leads towards nothing but good.

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And there we go. That's

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the Islamic Institute of Toronto. I don't know when that was but it was a while ago. This was definitely pre COVID.

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So let's see what's next.

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So here's a number four

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of the 10 verses everyone should know,

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oh, masha Allah

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this is this is going to be special, okay?

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This is going to be special. Okay.

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So that's a short initial lack of solid rock, that Surah Surah that probably every one of you listening to this, you probably know it. You probably memorize it since you were a kid.

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Okay?

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Now obviously, we can go through the entire surah. So I'm concentrating on the two areas that are almost identical to in American history you saw in the murderous reuse, so verily with hardship, with the hardship, there's relief, verily, with the hardship there is really that's a dry translation. So let's get into it so we can really appreciate it. Okay.

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So a couple of things about the surah. It is one of the earliest sources of Mecca. You know, some scholars said it was around the fourth to the fifth sort of revealed to the Prophet early Southwestern, so very early, and for good reason as well, which we'll get to in a second. It came at a time when the process set and felt down, upset and lost, confused, so much pressure, so much persecution, so much pain all around him in Mecca. So you just at some point it gets to you. There's only so much you can handle. There's only so much you can do. So how to turn a negative now into a positive, this is what we're going to see. Now, to give you some context.

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The sodas begins at initial healthcare soda. That's a rhetorical question. Haven't we expanded your chest? What is Allah referring to? So now follow me through till we get to the say, alumna. Shakalaka Sadhak. What will Darner Inca reserach Allah the hub of Mohawk? What are Ferran like the croc?

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So a couple of things happen. Let says,

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haven't I expanded your chest meaning? Haven't I calmed you down?

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Haven't I given you the Koran?

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Lm national healthcare southern also can be referenced to Haven't we purified and cleanse your chest? Meaning the two times did you believe it Salam was sent to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam to cleanse his heart. You know, we all know that story. So it could be in reference to that. The point is, haven't we purified you? National lack of Sadara In short, our blood. So the expansion of the chest is also poor man's way of highlighting. Haven't we calmed you down? Haven't we relaxed? You?

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Know what's amazing about the surah

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the Prophet barely slept was some did not even ask for Allah subhanho wa Taala to give him in Shirato. He didn't ask Allah. Allah just gave it to him. Musa alayhis salam had to ask Allah Por La Biche, roughly a Saudi. So he asked Allah for something that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam got me sick. So the first thing is the expansion of the chest wall during their encounter with Surak and have when we lifted wall dharna Inca wizard, the thing that was heavy on your shoulders. Haven't we lifted the meaning the burden of sin and pain? Haven't we lifted that from you? Haven't we already forgiven you? You're guaranteed Jana. So we've we've lifted that from

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a levy on Popova Horak, the thing that was pushing you down, it was weighing heavy on your shoulders will fit in there like a vehicle rock. And we have raised your legacy that people remember you all the time. This is the process that I'm being reminded of this. Why this was a moment where he was he needed this reminder. Let's put it that way. He needed this reminder.

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You know, sometimes even the best from amongst us, right? We need somebody to come and sit beside us and say to us, you'll be okay. Now look at all the good you still have. Look at how you look at what you've become. Look at the person you were years ago. Look at the person you are today. Don't Don't be so hard on yourself. Sometimes we need those words of support and encouragement. You know, one of the most effective, if not the most effective tool when you're counseling is listening and just responding with positives, concentrating on all the good. That's what Allah is doing with the Prophet Tommy salat wa salam. He's reminding him look how much good is still around you.

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Okay, fine. This

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All rights are being worth how they want to be.

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But look what I've done for you already. What do we learn here? Number one, when you feel you are down at your lowest

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first thing to do is to remind yourself of what you still have remind yourself of all the good around you just mashallah, you know, despite I don't have this I don't ever look what's still here, Mashallah. And shall I'll be okay. You start talking like that. When you do that, you slowly start to build this courage.

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You start to wake up again, the next day, you start getting back into the right mood. That's what this sorta is. Allah subhanho wa Taala is taking a sigil a situation that was very difficult. It was a low point for the Prophet earlier. So it was them and sort of reinforcing strength and encouragement in him.

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And look at how the core end does, at least in this sort of lithium Popova. What are Farren? I look at the Quran. Allah says I raised the remembrance of you. I raised your legacy above all Prophets and Messengers. How often do you think sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being mentioned towards him? Every single day, just think about it. You know, you take a moment to try to think salAllahu alayhi wa sallam never stops. It's it's a continuation. Because even when we're asleep, another part of the world is still awake. Classes are still going prayers are still being prayed. So the process sevens name is still being mentioned.

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When we're not praying or when we're not involved in any ritual.

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Somebody is still saying the shed one more hammer doll Rasul Allah, they're still saying they're then in a Palma. So that's what process Adam is being reminded. Look how people know you. Look how people remember you. You know, for any of you that spend time online, like for myself, right when 90% of the work that I do

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is online. And every so often, you get some real nasty people that will come and trolls that will come on, say some really awful things. And sometimes it gets to you. You know, we're not made of bricks and stones. You know, there's there's something here there is a heart in there. And it feels things there is an emotion in all of us. The Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam was also heartbroken by the things he had to endure and listen to from the Quran. So much so that Allah and another sort of had to give him reassurance welcome, Natalie mo N NACA Ilya casado. cabbie, Maria Kulu.

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Allah still had to remind him, we know fully well, we have complete knowledge of how you're feeling based on the things that they're saying yaku loon based on the things that they're saying about you, we know exactly how it's making you feel an ELD or seduce your vehicle. So to get squeezing tightening your chest,

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we know we know what you're going through.

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It's okay, we're right here. Now when all is said and done for in numerosity, use raw

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now the translation

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so fairly with the hardship.

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So hardship here matters to you. So first thing is

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with every hardship

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mera here is really important because for in America rooster to use,

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Allah didn't say fit in Barra delusory Usambara That means after Allah didn't say, verily, after every hardship there is ease. What does Allah use map first point to remember that means with its tagging along, it's connected to the hardship. So with every pain there is useful raw.

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Now keep in mind one thing Arabic students, what do we have here? Take a look at it the Elif lamb

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elrus definitive for Malefor elrus What does that why is that important? Well,

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Allah is saying when the hardship comes to you know what it is, you'll recognize it you'll feel it you'll you won't be lost and confused. Oh my God, what's going on? None at all.

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You'll know that this hardship is there.

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And you're sort of the ease is in what form net Kira non definitive

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usara why that is important that it's a non definitive form is Allah is saying I will send a multitudes of goodness and ease it from places you have no idea. So the way

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To put this a it together for every one hardship, there are multiple avenues of ease that will come

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and confront that hardship.

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Subhanallah

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how how you make that Hamdulillah? How are these

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national criado we thank you all.

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Every one pain,

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you have mountains of ease, coming.

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Amazing.

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And when you think it can't get any better, just in case it's not resonating, it's not registering

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hola says let me repeat it one more time in America. So

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let me repeat it another time. If you didn't get that first sentence or you kind of zoomed over it, or you didn't pause long enough to reflect on it.

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I really want you to know this. That's what Allah is saying when he's repeating the exact same as it says if Allah saying, Well, you missed it the first time Don't worry,

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water it was the article. My Mercy encompasses everything. I'll repeat one more time. So you really get it

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amazing. How much hope is in this a so much optimism,

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confidence, everything that we want for survival, physically, emotionally, psychologically, all found in this one sentence. That's why we all need this verse. Let's move on.

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A number five.

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The greatest tragedy of a believer is to lose hope with Allah.

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Okay.

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There's our last I have for today.

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polyamory birdie. Alladhina. So it's sort of Zoomer verse number 53. Well, yeah, anybody a Latina, so Rafaella and fusi him la takanobu The Rahmatullah in the LA Hale filled with the Uber Jermy era. Now who will have fu Rahim?

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I mean,

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every time I see these verses, I just

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I don't know what to do with like, they speak to you in so many different ways. It's really hard to describe what an A a means to you know what I mean? Like how do you describe when you come across an A that really touches an intimate private personal part of your life?

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But it touched it in the most perfect way and even better

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that's what a I'd like this to

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sort of dissolve. Allah tells us profit are you sought to sell polio say to them, you are a birdie suborn say to them, oh, my servants. So the process son has a task now I will tell them, let them hear it from you. Why didn't Allah just why didn't Allah say yeah, you will let the

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Alladhina us Surah for Allah unforeseen teclado millrock material? Why didn't Elijah say AlLadhina ammonoid speak directly to us. Because the prophets they sell him needs to be appreciated as well. He's coming with the same message. So Allah wants not only for people, to have hope in Him, but also have hope. And trust the Prophet Allah. So to sum with what he's saying. So this area, this is good. Tell them go you do it.

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Latina. So for those who have wronged transgressed against themselves by sinning as sort of who is another word for sin in the Quran,

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I sort of

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highlights the part of sin where you crossed the limits, you went too much. So that's it. Right? We're not talking about the good title. We're not talking about the type where you're extravagant. Right? That could also be sinful, but here's specifically is the idea that a sin is when you've crossed parameters set by Allah. So if somebody curses or swears, you crossed the parameter that Allah set by good speech, told you don't use these words, don't speak that way. It's not the etiquette of a believer. And if somebody still decides to talk that way, you crossed those barriers. That's called a surah. Four.

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So Allah is saying, those of you who crossed those limits, and as a result, they become sinful, Allah and forcing him to be yourself.

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So you could have crossed limits that also involved other people, but men you're feeling at the most.

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You know, the true believer,

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you know, loses sleep at night because of the sins that he or she had committed. Intentionally and even unintentionally. Just the fact that you fell into a wrong like, the other day.

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The other day I was talking

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too, just trying to refrain rephrase it to keep it as anonymous as possible. So, there's a Muslim, I don't even want to say brother or sister, right? These are Muslim. And, you know, they asked a question that if they accidentally cursed at somebody because somebody cut the person off the road, and instead of them, you know, try to react in a more civilized way, you know, they made a gesture with their head, and he's, you know, gave the finger and later on that same person who is Muslim. later on that night felt terrible about just like, I slipped up. That's a slur for Allah enforcing. So maybe the person you were aiming to give that gesture to, maybe they don't care, they didn't see

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or they just ignored you or whatever. You don't, you don't have time to worry about that. You don't know. You don't, you'll never see that person again.

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So you can't be concerned about but your own knifes

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the person in you and I is feeling the struggle is like how could I have done that? How can I let my let myself go that way? Allah says, when that happens to you, and you start to feel that remorse and regret. What does the lessay

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see today's classes is about is a day of mercy. Here's another, as you know, another part of mercy or another mention of mercy. Tapana Pullman Rahmatullah

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Allah then says, Don't despair of the mercy of Allah.

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We lose we have despair with each other. You know, if one brother or one of our friends or one of the person in the community commits are wrong towards us, what do we usually do? We cut them out of our lives, we shut them out. We don't talk to them, the more we cut ties, the coalesces. Oh whenever you wronged me and you do so much wrong to me, and you keep sinning and after I told you not to I

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just want you to know. And on top of that you feel really bad and depressed. Just want to let you know. Don't you ever lose mercy? Don't you ever lose hope in my mercy? Don't ever lose hope.

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Like

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a yet like this

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is supposed to remind us in a good way how easily ignorant mankind can become in a good way.

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Like it reminds you like how ungrateful I've been.

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I lose hope in myself. I lose hope in others who have wronged me. But when I wrong Allah

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Most important when when I do wrong with Allah.

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Quote Allah tells me in return what he says to him, instead of saying, oh, oh, you're wrong. You did that to that person. Oh, you're done. Don't even think about gender.

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Love first things is Don't lose hope in me in my mercy. says If Allah is saying, like, I still take care of you.

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You're still here. You're still alive.

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Don't lose hope you're still breathing. I haven't taken you out of this dunya yet, don't worry.

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The doors of repentance are still open

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the Lucha when you think that that's if the atheists stopped there I would be in tears. Because of just like, Allah's Mercy is like beyond words. I can't describe it.

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But Allah continues. This is why he is our humble Rahimi. He is the Most Merciful of all our mercy towards each other is limited but the mercy from Allah to us is infinite. Because look how the area continues

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in the Lucha yo do no budget me are Allah indeed. Allah forgives all of your sins and mistakes every single one of them

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forgives all sins all sins here Jimmy

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everything so if you think oh yeah, Allah will forgive me when I cursed when I gave somebody the finger when a slipped up I got angry. I lost control all three of those things but I haven't prayed in 25 years.

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How's it looking? Forgive me for that.

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I haven't put on a hijab on my head ever. Household login and forgive me.

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I haven't been good to my parents for the last 30 years

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has a login to forgive that.

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In the law, he also federal Virginia. Our

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our ability to forgive is limited.

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Allah says I forgive everything.

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Just Just don't lose hope I'll I'll take care of all of

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it. Nothing will fool Rahim.

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Allah is the most forgiving and exceptionally merciful is one thing I want to highlight here and we're done.

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One thing in the world of photo Rahim you see this a lot in poor and don't you allow for an r Rahim are always coined.

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together.

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Love for is forgiveness. The way it's written the love for it is Allah will constantly forgive. It's constantly happening. It's coming on the scale of ferrule. And this Arabic We call this salt, salt, which is how you scale words so that you can categorize them and understand their meanings a little bit better. Have a full here, Allah is not just going to forgive you debts that one time. You keep doing this in over and over and over Overall this is as long as you're sincere and you never lose hope. And you keep on trying. I'm still here. There is no limit to my forgiveness.

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And oh, by the way,

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this is

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this is where al Rahim comes in. This As already mentioned, don't lose hope in the Mercy of Allah and it ends with the Mercy of Allah O Rahim.

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So when Allah forgives you clean slate, but forgiveness does not equal Jana.

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Let me say that again. Forgiveness does not equal Jana.

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Because forgiveness is one step closer. But the way you get Jana is by Allah's mercy.

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Allah has to bless an honor and give you that bonus. When you have forgiveness, you're not being punished on the Day of Judgment.

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But to get into Jannah you still need what

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still need Allah to let you in. That's why our Prophet early salat wa salam TOLD US law yet the whole janitor our HUD would be our money not a single person enters Jenna based on their actions Sahabas heard this

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had to NTR rasool Allah not even you yet Rasulullah wala Anna

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profitably social services not even me.

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It never will have full Rahim a Rahim.

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That's the bonus that we get from Allah. That's the bone that's genuine,

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but the whole for the forgiveness inshallah no punishment on the Day of Judgment, we still have to hope that alone,

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let us go with.

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So, my point is at the end of the day,

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these a at this particular one, an A of hope, strength, courage.

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And again, you don't lose hope with Allah, you will always find a way out and you will always find success, you will always find it some way or another you will always find it 100% of the time.

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So here are less couple of notes you can refer to

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context of that a prior to the lowest speaking about the people who have all the luxuries in this world this A is the complete opposite when two people lose. So when believers something they lose, you know, you have a lot of wealth, stability and all of a sudden something happens.

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The whole life comes crashing down. The first thing that the believer does when tough times hit is you turn to Allah and seek forgiveness. First thing you do those things stopped and stopped going well. What did the servants do? Dora Dora Dora

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that's what I'm going to leave you with. I pray Allah subhanaw taala always and forever makes us up people have do our I pray Allah subhanaw taala always keeps us close to him. We never lose hope and him alone. I mean, I'm going to leave it here guys and I will see you all in sha Allah for another episode. We just have five more yet left be the lead heater item. So the sessions are going to run out quickly. So stay tuned in sha Allah. I have five more fantastic life changing verses for all of us. And I pray that you will receive them and I received them a lot on a second level Hira Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh