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Robbie Shockley surgery why Sidley Emery Washington rock deter Middle Eastern E. coli from buried. First and foremost, I'd like to extend my gratitude to all of those who are involved in the row you, and all of you who come together each and every year to put together this beautiful event. You always think that it's an honor for you to have us amongst your community, and to be able to share some wisdom that we've been able to learn and gather throughout the years. But what you don't know and I want to be the one to say to you, is that the greater pleasure and the greater honor is with us, that we are extremely and deeply humbled to be invited into your community invited into your

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country each and every year, and to be amongst you and simply just connect for the sake of Allah. So I want to first and foremost, extend my gratitude to all of you and say that may Allah azza wa jal preserve and protect your community. Say, I mean, lahoma. I mean,

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tonight in Sha, Allah huhtala, what I'd like to share with you is actually a response to a question that every single human being from time to time will ask this question. But it's important that you and I as Muslims, and that not only do we have a response, but a response that also will increase and strengthen our faith and our reliance in a loss of paddle with our island. So whenever you get an answer to a question, it usually happens in two ways. You'll get a general response, a secular response, a sponsor a response that really doesn't have much to do with your deen. But it's just the practicalities of your life, the do's and don'ts of each and every day of your lives. But then the

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other side, or the flip coin of that response is that you also can complement it with something from the Quran and the Sunnah. In other words, with that response, you're able to increase your faith. With that response, you feel closer to Allah. With that response, you feel the sense of connection becomes so much more, that it encourages you and pushes you and it inspires you to one to do more and more goodness for a large selection. So the question that I'm going to post to all of you is a question. I think we all ask ourselves from time to time, and that is, why do bad things happen?

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Why do bad things happen?

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Every one of you sitting here you have a story.

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In response to this question. Every one of you sitting here, you have a circumstance right now, that reflects this question.

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When I was in Barbados two days ago, after the event, there was a brother who was visiting from England. And he just happened to be in Barbados. And it was his first time there.

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He recognized me. So he came up to me after and he said, I can't believe that it's, you're here. Is it your first time and I said yet? It's my first time we introduced ourselves to each other, we got into a conversation, I asked them, so how was your vacation? You said, I'm not here for a vacation. Actually, there was a death in the family who was living in Barbados. So they came for the jenessa. And I'm thinking to myself,

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you came for a janessa. And I came for vacation, I came to meet the community, and to basically have a good time with them. And we're both meeting at the same place at the same time for two opposite reasons. And that's when the brother asked me He's like, Why does that happen? Why is it that you standing right in front of me, you're not complaining about anything, you're not experiencing what I'm experiencing. But on the other hand, I just suffered a death in our family, and I'm here for a janessa and our family is devastated. I don't know what I'm gonna go back to the UK I don't know what to do. And this brother was literally bleeding inside.

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So it was actually from that conversation,

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which brought me to my topic for you today in sha Allah, Allah Tada. I want to bring your attention to a collection of verses in Surah Al Baqarah suta tilbud

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By the way, is a surah of Dawa. If you ever want to know how to present the message of Islam appropriately in a manner that is relative to whatever culture and community around the world, students of Bukhara will do that for you. That's why the suta starts off in a very unique manner. I mean, that he can keep Kalki tabula rasa fi. So Allah mentions three letters. But then he affirms that in this book, there isn't any doubt, there's no level of uncertainty in it. Why is that important for the person who is teaching others Islam, for the person who's calling others to this religion, this is how Allah grounds you. This is how Allah sets a foundation for you that look, if

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you're going to project the message of poor and to others, then you need to make sure that you believe it, and you're convinced by it first and foremost, you can tell your children that smoking is how long, and then you tell them. Look, I want you to think about that. And let me go have a quick cigarette, and I'll be right back. You can tell your children stop wasting time. And you the father keeps sitting on your phone, and you're just there all the time. You can't tell kids to do this when the example isn't set in stone within yourself within the home. So that's what sua tillbaka does. It lays down a foundation and it gets you grounded so that once you're ready, when

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you get to about the middle of the sutra, then you can start speaking to others about the religion. That's where you start learning about the altercation between fit our own and Musa alayhis salaam, a large chunk of pseudo Bukhara is devoted to that conversation. When all is said and done, close to the end of Surah Baqarah is where you start listening to verses about divorce, about marriage about society rules and regulations of a community, the economy, you start learning about overall what allows and makes a community function the way that it's supposed to so pseudo tillbaka is literally a sutra that has a little bit of everything in it. So what I'm going to share with you are verses

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you all listen to and you hear all the time in where Allah azza wa jal he says yeah, you have a loving man who's staring you know obviously saw that he was

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in

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LA hammer on saw beauty Have you heard those verses before? He moms love these if they love reciting them in their sada where a lot so a jelly top tells us yeah you alita M and O people of Amen. In sha Allah that's all of us. So now Allah is putting a direct focus and attention to all of us sitting here people have amen. If you have an ounce of faith in you, this area is speaking directly to you listen to the instruction that follows. A law says is there you know, seek help from Allah. Is Tiana is different from na Sauron. Nasrin is also a word in Korean, which means to seek help. The difference between the two is not Sauron is a large amount of aid. It's a large amount, it's a

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significant amount of help and aid. Is Tiana is the kind of help and assistance that you need consistently. It's not at a large capacity, but it's the kind of help simple things you ask your daughter, your son come and help me in the kitchen. That's esteana you ask somebody come and help set up the chairs that's esteana it's not at a significant scale. So Allah says that look, even for the little things, I want you to know, I want you to call upon Allah want to hear something very beautiful.

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All right, a shodo the Allahu taala on her she once said, Ask a law, even if it's for a shoe lace escalada given to you.

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When you listen to her narration like that.

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You can't help but think for a moment that if I have to ask or if I should, or if I'm encouraged to ask a love for a shoelace, then what do I actually own? What am I in control of? I'm not in control of her and in anything,

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everything that I do everything that I say, I need a lot of guidance and support for me to achieve that. You know, I'm sitting here now in Trinidad.

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The two days ago, I was in Barbados, the day before that I'm in Grenada, the day before that we're in Guyana, the day before that we're in Toronto.

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On the day before that I'm in some other province I think it was an Edmonton or something.

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And I'm thinking sometimes when I'm sitting into a hotel myself, and I'm thinking, Oh, my goodness, look how this look how all of this unfolds, one day, you're in one part of the earth and the other day, you're in some other part. But you're still meeting the people that you feel the most comfortable with. And you feel the most safe with your fellow brothers and sisters. This is how you know you have control over nothing. When something so beautiful and so miraculous can take place. Every one of you sitting here you have a story like this, have something that you made a decision to do one thing, but logistically, it didn't work out it it forced you to do something else. And then

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you said at the end, oh, my God, it was a good thing that that didn't work out, because this was actually much better for me. Everybody has a story like that. A long time ago, you some of you might have heard the plane crash that happened in the Florida Keys. I think it was called a TWA 800.

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Hundreds of people were in this plane, it crashed into the Florida Keys. None of the bodies were found. The next day on the newspaper, it showed a family that kind of did this with their thumbs up. They were so happy. You know what happened to them. They were supposed to be on that flight, but their flight got canceled. So they were so happy because they didn't get on that flight. Here's the dilemma.

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Imagine when you go for your flight and you're at the counter to check in. And the employee tells you I'm sorry, ma'am. Your tickets been canceled. Are you going to say to them just suck. Hello. Hi, Ron. hamdulillah is that they're usually the initial response. It's usually what are you talking about? I paid my money. I booked my flight. I booked it three months ago. Here's the receipt. Here's all the paperwork. I got visas. I packed my bags like tip took off time from work. Now you're telling me there isn't a ticket. Let me see your supervisor.

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Let me see Mr. Caribbean airlines Bring him to me, I want to talk to him.

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That's usually the reaction for a lot. That's what happens when you don't have enough faith. You don't have enough trust. When you start complaining about things that are beyond your control, it's a sign you have weak faith.

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Let me repeat that again.

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When you start complaining about things that you will have no control over. It is a sign of weak Amen.

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Europe, you're allowed to complain about the things that you can change that will give you the ability that you can make a decision and that thing will unfold based on your decision. But you're not allowed to complain about the weather. Do you know this? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us Let the subquery Don't curse the wind?

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Because you have no right. Don't talk about the rain. You have no right. Don't talk about snow. Don't talk about the weather change. Don't talk about any of the things that you have no control over because you have no right. It's a sign of weak faith.

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So a lot so it just says seek my help because you need it.

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It's there you know because Sabra was sada there are two ingredients that affirm in your heart. If you have both of them, you will always have the quality of reliance in a law for the rest of your life. What are those two qualities sobra I don't have to translate sobor Everyone knows that submeter is patience. And the second ingredient is what Salah, these two are sisters to each other Subbarao is married to solid, they belong together, they are directly linked. You can't separate one and keep the other. You can't pray without patience. And if you have patience, then you can keep patience and solidify patience and affirm patience in your life. If you're not praying, you need

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both of them to complement each other. That's why some are the man they say that if one of the ways when people ask how do I increase my patience, they said just keep praying. Keep praying, discipline your Salah, and Allah will gift you with patience. Now let me talk to you a little bit not about patience. I think patience is a separate topic. It's a separate conference. Patience has so many variations to it. I'll keep it really simple. The climax of patience is the patience of yaku Bala his solemn in the Quran. That kind of patience is called sub rune jameelah sub rune Jameel beautiful patience is the highest

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level of patience.

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One thing that you must always remember about this term patience. There is patience in actions. But there aren't patient, there is no patience in emotion. So if you feel really upset inside, but that feeling doesn't cause you to react,

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then the patience that you should have with your actions is what's commanded for you. But emotionally, it's simply controlled, you're going to have to somehow figure out a way to convince yourself not to feel upset about that thing anymore. I hope you're with me. So when it comes to feelings and emotions, it's tough to attach patients to that kind of quality. But action is where you need the patience. This is why I always tell married couples whenever they come for counseling, and any form of abuse is involved. I never tolerate

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because there's no patience for abuse.

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Trinidad, I'm a West Indian, you know that, right? I'm always Indian.

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My parents are originally from Ghana. But I also have family here in Trinidad as well. So that's why from time to time, I can speak really, really good. The guy nice accent, but I also talking Trinidadian

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Was that good? Raise your hands if you think that was okay, man, I'm practicing, honestly.

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I'm trying to tell you, this is the third I think the fourth year in a row, I've been coming to Trinidad, and I took it upon myself that I got to really master this accent. So

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as a West Indian, I observe a lot with my own culture. And one of the bad habits we have in our culture, when it comes to relationships and marriage is image reputation. A lot of times goes beyond what is right. So if a couple is having problems, and divorce is lingering around that relationship. Do you ever hear that, you know, your parents or relatives or the community might say, Oh, no, no, no, don't divorce, that's going to be a real shame.

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That is the worst advice you can ever get.

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A lot told you that. Look, if relationships can't work out, you got to keep trying. You go through the counseling, you go through the therapy, you go through every step along the way to fix those problems. And it comes down to the point where you simply can't live with each other. You know what Allah said to do? A lot told you that's when you can part ways. Our culture says no, no, doesn't matter through thick and thin you stay and you deal with it. The reason why I'm saying this is because this problem does not seem to be going away or lessening anytime soon. Because this divorce rate and marital issues seems to be climbing and continuing on the rise rather than decreasing. May

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Allah azza wa jal give us strength and May Allah azza wa jal help us with our relationships. And our marriages say I mean, I love them. I mean, it's starting to be Sabra.

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Once you've got Patience,

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patience is an internal quality. The most obvious sign you have patience is how you pray. The messenger it is salatu wa sallam said the prayer of the chicken does not count. You ever see how a chicken eats? It plucks the ground.

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Some people pray that way. They have the fastest little core that you have ever seen. They finish two rakaats before you could finish Fatiha, they just keep going and going and I don't know why. I don't know if you guys have this here. But in Toronto, we have some massages. I kid you not 21 rockets of thought all we is done in 10 minutes.

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So we have our own version of the Ferrari Mmm.

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That kind of sorta

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doesn't count. There's no patience in it. That's the first thing you're supposed to learn about prayer. That's why a lot told you do it five times a day.

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If you really think about it, you know when you tell a non Muslim you pray five times a day. They're like, Oh my goodness. Five. I only get up one Sunday, maybe for the year. I can barely get that five times every day. Yeah.

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You know why? This is how Allah is teaching us to be patient. Hang in there and do

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If you have no choice, you're forced to learn this quality. Is there any new discovery? Well sada. How many of you were at noodle Islam last night when I gave a short reminder?

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Mashallah, okay, great. That means that there's just a few of you and the rest of you at least I can sort of recap some of the things I talked about last night, which are relative to Sala that I think it's important for you to know.

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Remember, this one statement.

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Sala solves the problems that human beings do not have the capacity to solve.

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Sala provides solutions that the human being is not able to figure out or provide an example.

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One of the examples I shared last night to them in the message it is I spoke about a sister who I met years ago, and she couldn't have children. The doctors told her there were so many complications in her stomach, that she could not get pregnant, and if she got pregnant, she could die. She could die from that pregnancy. So the sister went into sort of a short term depression, she couldn't believe she was married for so many years and can have children. That's devastating to her. Until one year

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she started to feel a tingling sensation in her stomach,

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in the core, and this is called tele shatta. By lamotta, Asha Hamel at Hamlin the coffee fund from a rock to be so little arrow, Allah talks about the preliminary stages of pregnancy, when she starts to feel like there's a Twitch, there's a slight tingling sensation happening in her she goes to the doctor, and the doctor does an ultrasound, guess what the doctor fine. They said to her, you're pregnant, there is a child growing in you. But this is not supposed to happen. Because if you get pregnant, you're going to die. So the doctor start telling her you know you need to consider this abortion, etc, etc.

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And the doctor eventually asked her how did this happen?

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People who have had the complications like you have died, you're pregnant. How did this happen? You know what she said to him?

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I just prayed.

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I just asked God to give me a child.

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That sister has five children today.

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When the doctor says to you, that cancer spread all over your body. start saying goodbyes.

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And the same doctor that told you to say your goodbyes. One week later, he suffered a heart attack and he died and you got cured.

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That's what happens when you pray.

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You're able to solve the problems, the struggles, the sicknesses, the weaknesses, you name it the you can solve the economy's problem. I heard a Trinidad has a recession right now is that true?

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Muslims, you have the key to get your whole country out of a recession. Sala that's what's all that is your businesses are suffering. Pray. You lost your job, pray, you lost children, you lost a sibling, you lost your husband, your wife, your spouse, whoever, pray and see what the Lord does for you. Remember, IU BARDA, he said, um, he had about 12 to 14 children. What do you think he did? Well, you know,

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and nemus en el

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de autohelm. Overall, he me in this is what you did. He lost all of his children. They were living in a building and the building collapsed. And all 12 of his children died. He lost his wife. He lost his community. He lost his health and he lost all of his money. What does he do? He prays to Allah and he says, I you but his nada, nada in Quran is when somebody calls you like this, you're far away and you say, brother, you're speaking to somebody that's far away. So I you even though he's a prophet of Allah, in this state, he feels there's a massive disconnect between him and a lot because of all the things he's suffering.

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He called upon his master

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and Nima sent me a photo. He said, Yeah, Allah, I'm going through a border. Do you know what a doctor is it singular for the rod. There are multiple types of struggles and hardship. You've lost all of his children, family, community, wealth and health. What is he called?

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It

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Oh Allah I'm suffering from adore.

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And then the second thing is he doesn't even ask a lot of cure him. He says, Well enter our hammer Rockman You are the Most Merciful One. That's it. It doesn't say Oh Allah cure me take this disease away from me bring back my family, etc, etc. Scholars call this the pinnacle of Dwyer. This is the highest level of Doron, the highest level of Dora is when you don't actually verbalize what you want from Allah, you trust in Allah from your heart. So you let your heart do the talking not your lips.

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That's the highest level. It takes a lot of faith and a lot of men a lot of devotion to reach to that point. Because it's the nature of humans is that when we're desperate, what do we do? We shout, we scream we ask we plead we beg we use our voices and we make our voices heard. I YouTube is in the same situation but his he man his faith is so strong, that he relies on his heart to do all the talking the next verse, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah responded to him, staring over somebody was sala de la hamara. Siberian Allah is with people who are patient. Now listen to the next verse. While at Taku, Lima Yokota lo fi Serbia de la he am want Bella here. Allah Killa to Sharon Allen now is

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turning the attention specifically to those who are living in Medina because suta tel Baqarah is a madonie surah its audiences the people of Medina. So Allah now says to the people of Medina, don't you dare for a moment think or even utter and say that the people who have died and passed away the Sabine and nun who have passed away in battles, now remember, the majority of battles happen in the madonie period. So this idea was so much it was very relative to them. Because when one battle happens after another after another, and dozens of companions are dying, Allah had to discipline them and said, Look,

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don't say that these people who have died in these battles that they're actually dead. No, no, no, no. But yeah, they're alive, spiritually alive. They're with a law and unless taking care of them and Alas, taking care of their families and suited earlier Emraan Allah expands on that subject and says no, they're with me but I'm also going to look after the families that they left behind. But I hear what a killer t shirt on but you can't comprehend feel or understand what that is. If I told you that there's somebody who passed away in a battle but they're actually alive what does that mean to you? It's a tough thing to comprehend and understand. Now here is the heart of my presentation

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Allah says

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what I never do one Chrome, we are certainly without a doubt going to test you.

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By the way, raise your hands if you've heard a lecture on these verses in the past.

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I'm sure a lot of you have. Whenever he memes want to talk about the trials and tests of Allah. This is one of the verses that they would commonly use with nw wondercon. First and foremost, let me tell you that in Arabic to test someone, there are several words in the Arabic language to test someone there is if de bout when there is empty hand on and then there is the root word of this area, which is EBIT Tila on what is the difference between all of them. AB Tila in this area is the highest and most severe kind of test and trial from Allah azza wa jal, the Quran calls that kind of trial. EMTALA on. So Allah says, well, a nebula one nukem which is the command form of the verb so Arabic

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students, this is called the feral mo and

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fear of the unknown has a known and machette data. The noodle machine data with a fair number represents a Tokido so this verb what it's saying to you an AI is by no means you better watch out. Because no matter what you do in your life, I'm going to test you. I'm gonna put you through hardship. No matter what you say no matter what you do hardship is coming your way. Or they never do one No Come be Shay in and it's going to be a portion. There are five things that allow will test mine kind with five things mentioned in locker n number one is hope. Fear number two, jaw hunger. Number three knuckles. See Meena Amal, Allah will subtract some of your money, some of your wealth.

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Number four will enforce Allah will test you. Number five, what some aren't, and Allah will test your children. We'll come to each of them in a very quick moment. Number one, unless says that I'm going to test you with fear. Let me ask you a question. How does it feel to be Muslim in 2017?

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It's actually quite frightening.

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And if you don't know what I'm talking about, all you have to do is travel outside of Trinidad.

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Travel other parts of the world

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and see how much you're welcomed or unwelcomed.

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See how quickly the sisters that are wearing hijab.

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See how quickly you're targeted and stigmatized and demonized in culture and society.

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The brothers who have beautiful beards, who were the Koofi, you were the thobe. You want to pray somewhere in the corner and see how quickly somebody might pull their phone out and record you and make a YouTube video without you even knowing and make it an absurd video. That's embarrassing. That's humiliating.

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See what it's like to be Muslim. Today, there's an element of how fear the sisters that are wearing niqab you have to go through this more so simply because you want to take that extra step for Allah.

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It becomes even extra terrifying for you. Allah says this is part of your trial. This is part of your test, it's going to happen regardless, the oma This is not something new to us. We have been going through trials since the day that Islam was born. Since the very first day the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam got this phrase, it pora the whole of Mecca was after him. They tried to persecute and assassinate him several times.

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But there's a very beautiful hidden blessing in all of this. You're going to hear it very soon in sha Allah, Allah is going to test you with fear. But you don't have to go back to history to figure this out.

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You know, Trinidad, when you lock your homes, I see a lot of the homes here they have the gates, you have those metal gates around your home, then there's a lock there as well. So you lock that gate, you lock the gates of your house, and you might have a security alarm in your home.

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And Allah says, I'm gonna test you.

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Maybe somebody is going to get through those gates, and male lies. So a joke keep us all protected and safe alone. I mean, what if that happens, you took all the precautions, yet still something terrible happen. This is how Allah is teaching you, I'm going to test you. So be careful. And the first thing is, I'm going to test you with security. I'm going to take a little bit away from you. The greatest blessing that we have on her Earth is that we feel safe, and loved the armor whom endure What are men of whom men hope. Allah will give you food when you're hungry, and Allah will protect you when you're scared. Those are the two greatest blessings which brings you to the next

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test. Allah will test you with hunger, Allah will take away some of your food. You know, when Muslims hear that, you know what they start thinking, Oh, you're talking about people that are going to be on the streets that don't have no food and no money. Okay, I'm not like that at home tonight. So that doesn't apply to me. Let me tell you, let me show you how this applies to you. If you have a habit of every day or every evening to go to the coffee shop, or to go to KFC or to go somewhere else. Or if I was living here you go to the double spot at least seven or eight times a day.

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So you go there

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and that's your routine. You know, it's like five solid, it's like five daily prayers but it's five daily stops at the double shop right and you go there

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Then all of a sudden, the business, your business that you rely on and you survive with business starts getting slow. your workplace starts laying off employees or the business shuts down. Now that routine of going to the coffee shop, you can't do it anymore because why you simply have to watch your expenses. This is a lot testing you with hunger. So don't think on a an extreme scale. Well, you are where you have to lose everything. Just the simple little habits that you have each and every day. All of those things are snatched away. Allah is testing you.

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But you have to be people like yeah, yohannes booty bear methadone for steamier Ola. Oh, mankind. I keep showing you examples after examples that I exist them that I am real pay attention for STEMI or pay attention. You can buy the best honey from the supermarket anymore. It's too expensive. So you downgrade to just regular how honey that isn't the most healthy, it's not what you prefer. But because money is tight, you have to do that. This is a lot testing you with food. You know, I want to mention very quickly before we move on to the third one.

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If any of us here have a habit of wasting food in your house,

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you have a habit where you're drinking tea or coffee, but there always has to be a little bit left at the bottom. I meet some Muslims like this where they're like, I don't know why I just have to throw away half the cup. I don't know it's just a habit.

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break that habit.

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All the parents who are responsible for cooking and groceries.

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You know how you have to do groceries. As a Muslim as a true woman. You have to treat the grocery store like it is a Masjid.

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And your discipline when you're in the grocery store choosing items. You have to treat that process as though you are in some sort of intense tipsy or intense physical discussion where you are maximizing every single word your teacher is telling you. You are looking at every single item on the on the shelves and really thinking Do I need to have that or not? How many people do I have in my house? Okay, there's five people. So I need one tray of eggs, not two. But don't go the other extreme and say to yourself, well, we only have five people in the house. Do I really need all 12 eggs?

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Don't go to that extreme either and start becoming a penny pincher because the whole end discourages that as well. What can Sabina velika Coloma you have to be people who are balanced. So

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what happened when the combi Shay in mental health? Well, Georgia number three why not go see Mina and well Allah will subtract some of your wealth from you. Why not the seminal Amal will enforce a law will test you alone will take away your health today you you're you're perfectly healthy tomorrow you get a headache tomorrow, you go to the doctor for your regular blood test your regular checkup, and all of a sudden they find something in your bloodstream.

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They find something in your brain, they find something devastating about you and you're like

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I don't feel any pain. I don't feel I don't see any problems. I don't feel anything at all. A lot will test you number five, Allah will test you there thammarat your children summarize my brothers and sisters.

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According to one tafsir thammarat is actually your children.

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It's actually your children. There's two ways to look at this as I want you to really think for a moment really think about this. There's two ways to look at this AM. Allah will take away one of your children physically or spiritually. How do I lose my children spiritually?

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You ever meet a family where the husband or the father, he's a member of the masjid? He's the part of the shorter the administration he's practicing. He's praying. The mother. She's also part of the the message she volunteers. She cooks she does all kinds of things for the community. But their son is at some club somewhere drinking away.

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He's getting high off of drugs. He's around the worst company. He's got 15 tattoos on his body. He's got every part of his face pierced and you're thinking What happened? This is how Allah I spiritually taken away one of your children to test you. If you have children like this in your home

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My brothers and sisters and parents who are struggling with kids that are rebellious. I want to just tell you one sentence Don't you ever forget it. Never give up on your children.

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Never give up on your children. I don't care if your child is 40 years old, if you see that he's untidy, or he's you know, bad hygiene. He's not combing his hair properly. Use a mother, are you the father have every right to tell your 14 year old child. Tidy up yourself. Please go comb your hair. When was the last time you obeyed? Just don't do that in front of everyone. But you definitely have the right to ask them those questions. Because this is a hack that Allah gave you. Don't ever give up on your children. As long as somebody is alive. The institution of Toba is always open for them. Omar Abdullah hakab rhodiola one wanted to assassinate the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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several times before he became Muslim. Today, our motto is buried right beside the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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You don't know what Allah has in store for you. Don't give up on your children.

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Parents, it's going to be a tragedy. If you ever think of doing something like that.

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Well, they never know when the condition in mental health will join up to seminary and while it will enforce what thammarat or Bashir is sovereign, now I'm going to conclude in sha Allah.

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Allah azza wa jal says congratulations to the people who are patient.

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So wait a minute, I just told you that you lost your food. You're scared. You got all the security, you lost all of them. You lost your children, you lost your health, you lost your job. And then I'm congratulating you.

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What's the connection? That's not how we use patients. You don't go to somebody who's who just lost a child and who's coming from a janessa. You don't say, congratulations, you lost your son. You don't do that. That's not how we use patience. Why is the poor end doing that?

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Remember, this

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believes whatever you do, don't forget the wisdom, why hardship and why bad things happen. It's only somebody who has strong faith can actually see that Wait a minute, this wasn't a bad thing. The average layman Muslim will call it a bad thing. But the people of Amen. Remember how the conversation started? Yeah, you're letting me know that people have even when they look at some tragedy in front of them, you know what they say? I'll be patient. And if that's your attitude, whenever something difficult comes your way, you will have passed the test from Allah. Congratulations. Bashir is a term that is used to give good news and glad tidings to somebody when

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you have good news for them. You say, oh, best shooter, calm. I have good news that I want to share with you.

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And I have good news for all of you. Mufti, mink is sitting right in front of me.

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You're going to hear him very soon. inshallah. You know, I promised that I wouldn't do this, but sometimes I can't help myself. I don't know he's here. Chef. Forgive me. I just want to say one thing. I know that all of you love most teaming. I love him too. But if you know him the way that I got to know him, you will love him even more. And so I want to take an opportunity and make a dua for him that may Allah azza wa jal preserve and protect him say, amin, may Allah azza wa jal bless him and honor him for the work that he does because I benefit from it as well say I mean,

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and so I want to conclude Well, this shoot is sabia Dean, congratulations. If after all the hardship that you have gone through in your life, you learn to be patient.

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You have passed the test, Latina either a Saba Tomasi but whenever, whenever the huddle of Allah, the masiva, whenever the will of Allah was destined for you and it gained to you, your response to that was in LA or in LA, he wrote your own, we all belong to Allah and to him is our eventual return. Let me ask you a question. When do people use that idea when somebody is alive or when somebody is dead? Somebody passes away, that's when you start hearing in a letter or German, who is the audience in Sunil? Baqarah? Are there people? Are they people who are alive or are they people who are dead? They're alive. We are the ones that restricted this verse to people who died, but the

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verses actually reminding you and I who are alive your attitude.

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Life is you belong to Allah so you don't own anything because you yourself are owned while in La Jolla. Roger on a one day you're gonna go back and you're going to meet Allah. So you better be prepared. If that is your attitude about life, then B is Neela huhtala what may seem to be something devastating and bad, you as the person of EMA and you as the person who has been blessed with faith will see the goodness in it. And so Trinidad join me when I say that may Allah azza wa jal preserve and protect faith and amen in our hearts. I mean, may Allah azza wa jal protect us that we continue to do righteous deeds for him subhanho wa Taala say, I mean, and Trinidad May Allah azza wa jal

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bless all of you and protect all of you and have mercy upon each and every one of you, your families, your friends, your community, may Allah azza wa jal shower his protection and his mercy upon all of you, may Allah azza wa jal rain upon a sub or a banner, a three liner in our sobre la hum, I mean, so these are the words that I conclude with oh my goodness, I actually talked for 46 minutes

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46 minutes so I think I'm going to stop here in shoreline give you a break, Jazakallah heighten will appear to Darwin and in hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallallahu taala. Now, Vina Mohammed while earlier he was happy, he Marine, thank you very much. Trinidad was Salam or aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.