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Navaid Aziz

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In the interim Daniella Nakamoto who wants to know who want to start?

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When I was a builder human surely unforeseen a woman say as Dr. Medina Maria Hilda who follow modela woman you who follow her de la y shadow under ilaha illallah wa hula sharika wash I don't know Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala he was suffering he was setting them as a Sleeman kathira. Amma does.

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My dear brothers and sisters, I would like to dedicate this talk

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to every individual who was abandoned by their father. I would like to dedicate this talk to every individual who has loved someone in this world. Yet, for one reason or another, was left abandoned. I would love to I would like to dedicate this talk

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to every individual

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who has lost someone to death. And he couldn't figure out why.

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The talk is called He who has no one has a lot.

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And I want you to imagine the following situation.

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You're seven years old.

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And you come from a family that isn't well off. You have many brothers and sisters, and your own parents cannot afford to keep you in the house. So they say go and live with your uncle, who is going to take care of you.

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This uncle of yours. He runs a madrasah for young children. He teaches them sufferings of the poor. And he is known to be a good and righteous man.

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You go and live with this uncle. And you he treats you like one of his own children. He loves you and takes care of you.

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One day, while you're finished the toughest class, you're sitting in your room.

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He comes into the room, and he gives you a hug. And that is how it all begins. The next day he comes and he touches you somewhere else. And it becomes more inappropriate. But you're a young child, you don't know what to feel you don't know what to do. But you know that something is wrong.

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For four years, this continues. And in fact, it actually gets much, much worse. an excuse me for not using the term. But please understand what I'm trying to say. Things get much, much worse. Finally, when you reach the age of 11, you decide that you can't live like this anymore. You need to tell someone you need to speak out. You go to your parents when you go to visit them. You go to your brothers and sisters, your own blood relatives, you tell them what's going on.

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And they say you just have a personal agenda against your uncle. Your uncle runs at the field school, he is the Imam of the masjid. He's known to be righteous, you just have a personal problem. And they just absolutely ignore everything you have to say.

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This individual

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grows up and cannot have a stable relationship. every relationship they tried to have a sabotage by the lack of trust they can have in any individual, this individual. Now let's bring it to reality as a sister. She wears niqab not because she believes it's a religious obligation. But because she believes this is the only way she can live in the world where she can hide her face and no one can truly know who she is.

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This sister at the age of 11 tried to commit suicide, she caught her own risks. Yet Allah subhanaw taala did not allow her to die. This sister at the age of 19

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token overdose of pills. Again, she was taken to the hospital and almost in finals Allah did not allow her to die. And she tried it again one last time the third time, saying that perhaps this will be the time where her pain will go away. That was all she wants to she wanted the pain to be taken away. And that is why she sought out to death. She tried to commit suicide one more time. And again, Allah subhanho wa Taala saved her once more. She finally decided to get some help. And she contacted me.

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And they thought at my thought to myself at that time.

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How would you take away this individual's pain? What could I possibly do that I will be able to help this individual.

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This story became a journey for myself. And as I tried to help this Sister, I realized that this wasn't just an individual case. There are people across this world who are living in pain and agony. Different types of pain, different types of agony

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But it always comes down to the same conclusion that shaytaan somehow or another finds a way to get the better of them and derails them from the past, to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this lecture is dedicated to all of those individuals. I want to start off this lecture by explaining the reality of this world. We live in this world, with all the luxuries with all the comforts and we think that this is what the world is meant to be like. But we fail to realize that even in luxury even in blessings, this is a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Even luxury and blessing is a test from Allah subhana wa Tada. And that is what it all comes down to, that this life is a test from Allah

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subhanho wa Taala. Allah says, I know what Allah says in Surah Al Baqarah. Well, hon Juana can be a mineral for people who are you one oxy minute, Molly was unforce was some arachova shell sabihin and Edina Eva Saba Tomas Eva Paulo in La La, la, la, la La, la, la, la la la la mirada him Rama

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ecomo, mastodon, Allah Subhana, Allah says in these beautiful verses, surely we shall test each and every single one of you with a loss of wealth, with a loss of life, with a loss of profit and trade. So give glad tidings to those who are patient, those when they are tested, they say to Allah we belongs, and to Him, we shall return upon those people are the blessings and prayers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And indeed, those are the ones who are truly guided. Now this, let's just start it off on a very heavy note. And I know it's very burdensome, just to someone else's pain. So I want to light in the scene for a little bit. I like to do a small test. And this test is to see how you

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react to the father of Allah subhana wa Tada. And this test is called the driving test. The driving test is that follows. I want you to imagine you're driving the car, you're all by yourself. You've parallel parked your car, and you're reversing out. So everyone get with me right now in Selma. You get into your car, you're in the driver's seat, you put your seatbelt on, you look into the rearview mirror, and there's nothing there. You look into the passenger side mirror, and there's nothing there. You put your foot on the clutch, you put it in reverse, and you're slowly, slowly, slowly backing out.

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You just hit something. What was the first word that came to your mouth?

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For a lot of people, it's a four letter words that they wouldn't say in front of their parents. But the reality of this situation is, imagine if you died on that word. Imagine if you died on that word, it was a truck, it came and hit you. And Allah subhanaw taala decided to take you away at that time. That was the word that you would have died upon. And this is how you see how you react to the father of Allah. This is just to make belief test that we're doing in the masjid, far from reality. But it happens. People cross the street every day they get hit by a car, people are driving, they get hit by trucks, people go to sleep at night, and they just pass away. So you always want to pay

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attention very closely to what the last action that you do is, if you have the ability to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala then that is what you want to strive for. So that was the test. How do you react to the product of Allah, you now know where you stand.

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Number two, we're talking about tests and trials from Allah subhanho wa Taala trials and tests from Allah subhanaw taala are not just the calamities that strike us in terms of death, in terms of loss of wealth, but there are also blessings that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us that we don't thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for and we don't use them in their appropriate means. So this whole talk is about changing perspective, having the right frame of mind and understanding what is truly going on in your life. If you are not being tested by Allah subhanho wa Taala if you do not see that test, then now's the time to realize that you're either being tested by pain, or you're being tested by

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pleasure. They both need the exact same result. You turn back to Allah subhana wa tada The one who is being tested by pain, he seeks Allah subhana wa danas help and find the records out the one who is being tested by pleasure. He thanks Allah subhana wa siyanda for those blessings, and he uses those blessings to get closer to Allah subhana wa Tada. Point number three. When it comes to tests and trials from Allah subhana wa Tada. You have one of two choices, particularly when it comes to calamity, particularly when it comes to pain. You can either deal with the pain right now.

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Get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Or you can delay dealing with the pain,

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seeking the pity of others, seeking help from others, and prolonging the pain without any recourse. And it's very important to understand the cycles that individuals go through when they go through pain. When they lose someone that they love when they feel betrayed by this other individual, the very first reaction they have is to isolate themselves, they want to be alone. Now, this is more significant when it comes to men. Because men naturally naturally let you deal with their own pain. They don't let us speak about it. Women naturally lead to speak about their pain and suffering. And that's why their first reaction is going on the phone going to see their mothers going to see their

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friends. However, when it comes to true pain, at one time or another, you will try to isolate yourself. And this is the first thing you need to recognize that this is not what you want to do. This is not a natural reaction, but rather it is straight on telling you that you will feel better when you're alone. Because you're the only one that understands what you're going through. It is a deception from Satan. So while you may need to be alone for a little while, prolonged isolation is very harmful and detrimental to your situation. What you want to do at that time, in that short period of time, once you've gotten over that initial rage, that initial pain, then after that you

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need to get around to believers, you need to get around people who are going to remind you of Allah subhana wa Tada. And I want to share a story from the students of chef, Mo Hola, husana. And this brings us to our fourth point, that fourth point is, it's not about how you live your life in this world. It's not about how you live your life in this world. But it's all about how you will be raised in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is all about how you will be raised. And this eludes us to the point that whatever you die upon is what you shall be raised upon. So let your last deed be your best one. And the story goes as follows. There is a brother who came overseas.

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And he came to see a bachelor's degree in any field. And the National Climate was that this was the first time he was freedom from his family and his society. People are very religious, very practicing. He couldn't have the fun that he wanted to have. So he comes to a place like England, he's in a free mixing University. In a society where no girl looks at you, in fact, there no girls in your class. Now all of a sudden they're sitting next to you. And you can actually find an excuse to talk to them. Hey, can I borrow a pen? Hey, can I borrow some paper and conversation becomes very easy. And now that you have a foreign accent, oh my god, you're setting up for them. And this is the

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reality that he went through that he came from a foreign land. And this attraction hit him right away. The initial stages were that he just go out for lunch. He just goes for meetings. And that is how life continues. He never actually committed Zina. One day though, he went to a party, and he committed Zina out of you know, pure emotion. He committed to the now. And when he was done, he just lay there thinking I have just ruined to myself. And he didn't know what to do. He didn't know where to go. He didn't have any close friends that could guide him. He knew that the only place that this guidance that he had known was back in his hometown. he booked a ticket back to Saudi Arabia where

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he was from. And on his way he had a stopover in the city in the country of Qatar. While he's in Qatar, he goes to the masala and he's just crying. And you'll see that this is one of the most awkward situations that you will have. You can think about when you're with people. And there's this awkward silence. And it's really weird. What do you do in that situation? What becomes even more awkward is when you see a grown man crying like a baby. He's crying like a baby. What do you do in that situation? One of the students of safe haven buys Rahim Allah, He saw this man. And he goes up to this man and says, Oh man, why are you crying What's wrong? And he explains to him the situation

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that I committed sin and I've destroyed myself. And the only way I can get rid of this pain is if I go back and have the photos implemented on me. This is the only way I will be purified. The students calms the mind down he says Look, don't do anything rash. Let's go back to rehab together and we'll deal with the situation. They had bacteria then the man is still crying throughout the whole journey. He feels really bad for what he has done.

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The student says look, we've arrived in Riyadh go spend the night at home. I will call you in the morning. Just make sure you don't do anything. Don't do anything. Just wait till I call you. The next morning. The student call sheets have been bad. And yes Chief bindaas Rahim Allah Yes, yes. You know, this is what happened. I met this man he committed Zina and he feels that the only one

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He can be purified is if he has the food implemented on him. She has been bad says, tell this man not to turn himself in. But rather this sin has been hidden from the people continue to hide it. Rather seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala and turn yourself to the Quran. Let Allah subhanho wa Taala be your guide. So this is what the chef says to the students. The student calls this man up. Let's give him a name. Now his name was Ahmed.

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He tells us much Look, the chef says don't turn yourself in. Death is the easy way out. This pain and suffering will not be taken away from that act. And Allah subhanho wa Taala does not want this from you. But rather Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you to rectify your waste. Turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is when that pain and suffering will be taken away. That is what Ahmed decides to do. A couple of days go by, he starts reading the Koran. He starts playing in the masjid. And he says that I've never missed a single Salah in the masjid since that event took place. This continues for about two weeks. Now the students, he disappeared from the life of asthma, there was

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no contact between him. And then one day, he notices that he has a missed call from athletes. He says later on, I'll give him a call.

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Another couple of days go by. And afterwards house is calling now his home numbers showing up on the chef's phone five, six times. The student calls the house back. And he says Sir, I wanna come How you guys doing what's going on? And they say we need to speak to you as someone needs your help. And he says definitely, I'll come over and see you tonight after Asia. He prays he heads over to the house.

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And he sees that something just isn't right, that you can walk into a place. No one will say anything but you can see it from their faces. You can see it from their sights, that something just isn't right.

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He goes to the Father and Ronnie Coleman says while he comes around, he says, I don't even know what to say to you. But I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Because I know if it hadn't been for you, this wouldn't have happened. And the students thinking What did I do? So he says, You know what happened? What are you talking about? And he says, Let me show you. He says after I'd went and prayed a lot to Lisa tonight.

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And he came back and he came to pray his sadness. And he was in his room for a really really long time. And we wanted to seek him out. We didn't know what had happened to him. But I want to show you

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he took the students to afterwards room and there afterward was in such

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and Allah subhanho wa Taala to see the light fully at that time. And that is how he passed away. This is a story of an individual, not who was righteous. But this man committed Zina, one of the biggest sins in Islam. And this is how Allah subhanho wa Taala to my soul and inshallah when he's resurrected, that's the deal is going to be resurrected on making such a total loss.

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And that is why when it comes to pain and suffering, pain and suffering only becomes negative, if it creates a barrier between you and Allah subhana wa tada but it becomes positive, pain becomes positive our motivation for you, when it brings you back to Allah subhana wa tada and this is what every individual who's going through pain and suffering needs to realize that this point of pain and suffering is not that Allah subhana wa tada wants to punish you, but rather This is a calling from Allah subhanho wa Taala almost leave, come back to Lloyd, all my slave This is a reminder for you that I want to bring you back to me. And this is one of the wisdoms of trials and tribulations, that

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while we call each other on the phone while we text message each other, the calling of Allah subhanho wa Taala comes through trials and tribulations and you can react one of two ways. Either you can deal with the pain at that moment and decide to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Or you can decide to just restrict that pain to yourself, not do anything about it, and then you'll see what it does to your deen. And this is the last stage of the cycle of isolation, that once you're isolated, you'll see that eventually your deen starts to disappear. The content of your psychological issue on your Salah it disappears. Your ability to recite the Quran is no longer

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there, your ability to fast during the day it gets taken away. What did you do differently? What you did differently was you gave yourself into JSON and Satan's promise is that he will lead you astray he will lead you away from the path of Allah subhana wa Tada. So in times of trials and tribulations, you need to seek out the believers you need to seek out the righteous and let them be your guide and help to Allah subhana wa Tada.

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Points number five is that there is actually a

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Blessing incites trials that we don't perceive. The simplest trial that an individual will go through, is that he's walking on the road, and he gets pricked by a thorn. He gets picked up by something that goes through his skin and causes him to say Ouch. But it's only for a split second. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that no individual is pushed by a sword, except that Allah subhana wa tada purifies him with a sin for it. Now imagine an individual who loses someone that he loves. What was the promise of the Messenger of Allah? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was once giving his Hanukkah to women, he was given a reminder to the sisters. And he said to

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the sisters, that almost kind of what that does not take away three children from a woman except that Allah subhana wa tada promises that sister paradise if she is patient. Now you can imagine there's a sister in the audience. She didn't lose three children. She only lost two. She says Yara Salalah How about a woman who has lost two children, departments of a law on himself knew her situation. And he said, I can't remember her name. But he said oh sister, even an individual was lost to children. Allah subhanho wa Taala will promise that individual paradise trials and tribulations are a means of purification. There are a means of purifying you so you can go to the

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purest of places. The punishment of Allah is not out of anger and wrath. The punishment of Allah is a means of cleansing you of your sins. The punishment of Allah is the preparation, that you can go into noblest and purest of places, as they're those, Allah. And this is why I must try not to Allah, sense trials, and tribulations.

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pointless. Number six, is that in this world, you will never truly be happy. No matter what Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you, you will never truly be content. You can have the most amount of money in the world, you can have the biggest house, you can have the most beautiful spouse, you can have everything that you desire, and you'll never be happy. So contentment through contentedness and satisfaction comes in the asset alone. It comes when we are in paradise. All of this is about perspective, and how you deal with the situation. And that is why it is very important that an individual who goes through trial, he changes his perspective of the trial. It's not a punishment

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from Allah, it's a means to get closer, it is not a punishment from Allah, it's a calling from Allah that He wants you to come back to.

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Now I want to end off with two more points being an ally to Allah, that Allah subhanho wa Taala, he does not burden a soul more than anything there. A lot of the times when they go through trials and tribulations, it feels that this trial is so great, that there's no one being persecuted more than us at that given moment. But the reality of the situation is, that is not the case, there is always someone who was in a worse predicament to the new. One simple statistics shows that any individual that lives in the West, any individual that lives in the West, is automatically in the 5%, elite of the world's 5% elite of the world. That means 95% of the people are worse off than you. They live

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off less than $1 a day, they drink water that is brown, they drink water that is mixed with mud and feces and bacteria and everything else. They make food, they make shoes out of water bottles, they make shoes out of water bottles, just so that they can walk. So the reality is that there's always someone who's been who's been tried and tested more than you. And this is why I remember one one of the last one up as I attended in Medina, was perhaps one of the most beautiful. And if you would ask me, you know what we were studying, I can tell you, you're studying the mortal human knowledge. But if you would ask me what we learned, I can tell you that I only learned one thing from that fella.

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And that's what I want to share with you right now. The statements of Omar Abdullah Fatah rajala one, the statement of Amara blah, blah, blah, one where he said when we were tested, we were grateful for three things. We used to stand for Allah subhanho wa Taala during the time of calamity for three things. Number one, that this trial wasn't in our Deen that this trial wasn't in our Deen. Number two, that this trial was not as great as it could have been. Allah subhanho wa Taala could have made this trial much, much worse. You lost one parents. Imagine those individuals who had lost both. You lost one loved one. Imagine an individual who lost his wife and his children. And this is

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perhaps one of the

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I guess painful experiences I've ever experienced. And it wasn't even my situation. There was a friend, a brother to me, who I studied with in the University of Medina.

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He got married. And this is like his lifelong mission, he was a convert. And it was extremely difficult for him to get married, he will go from house to house, propose the sister, the sister, the father would see his skin color and say, Sorry, you know, you don't have enough money, or your family isn't good enough. Or they would actually straight to say straight out, I'm sorry, but your blacks, and my sister and my daughter isn't, and he would be rejected. The day that he got married, was one of the most beautiful experiences for him, because that's what he was striving for, that he was chased and that he protected that chastity. And that's what he wanted. Then imagine the day his

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wife finally becomes pregnant, his wife becomes pregnant and enjoys together now that they're about to give birth to a beautiful baby. Nine months passed by the sister is taken to the hospital, the brother says to his neighbor, look, take her to the hospital, I need to source some stuff in the house. And I'll say anomic, you guys in the hospital.

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The sister, the pregnant sister goes to the hospital. And this is brother passed up the stuff that the sister will need in the hospital, and he heads to the hospital.

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He gets to the hospital.

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Both his wife and his child have passed away.

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And you can imagine the pain and agony that he goes through. Now put that in perspective to anything that you hate and may have lost in this world. Imagine the time that you know there was 10 pounds in your pocket, you don't know where it went. And it was such a painful experience to you put it in perspective with the situation. He didn't know he was about to lose his wife and child.

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He went to the hospital and they had passed away. This is such a difficult trial. And it wasn't even mine. It was you know, for a brother of mine. So put things in perspective that the trial can always be greater. And number three, he says that we were grateful that our lesson plan was to Allah allowed us to be patient in that trial allowed us to be patient in that trial. Now why is patients such an important thing when it comes to trial? Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that an individual who is patient in times of adversity of incurs the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the individual who is not patient, he incurs The Wrath of Allah subhana wa Tada. Now the

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situation is already as difficult as it is, you're going through a trial. Why make it worse by not being patient, because you're only incurring the Wrath of Allah and an individual who's patient and remembers Allah subhana wa Tada. They get the Salawat of Allah, the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon them, they get to the Rama of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon them, and allow us to find out what the other ends of the verse by saying what would eat your home after doing that they are the ones who are truly guided. I want to end off my talk with a hadith that will put everything else in perspective in a nice manner.

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The pockets of the last minute seldom said is that I saw that Africa can be mercy within Bonjour folios como se but to be fair, in the album and Muslim if there is any of you is ever tried by tribulation, then let him remember his trial and tribulation through my calamity, for indeed it is the greatest of trials. What is happening here the farmer sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam is alluding to the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It is the greatest trial that every Muslim goes through without even realizing it. And let's look at why. You look at the status of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. He was every man's best friends. You see this in two particular ways. Number one,

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the hadith of Abdullah nama villas, when it comes to the peninsula on new Salem, and he says Yara, Allah, Who is the most beloved person to you, departments have a lot of audio cinema responds Ayesha. And he thinks to himself, okay, that's not the answer I'm looking for. How do I get the answer I'm looking for he wants to hear his own needs. So he says yaroslava not from the women, but from the men. Then he says her father, and he says that makes sense. You know, they are best friends at the end of the day. salasar has to be next. So he says then who yada Sula. He then says almost, okay, it's still not him. He says, then we are still a lot of money. And then he gives up at that

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point. The point of this hadith is that every man thought he was the best friend of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam, so each individual lost to their best friend. Number two, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was every individual's consoler one of the greatest concerns every individual should have is what is going to be the destination of my father. A man came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he said, You're Rasulullah he came to the Messenger of Allah and he said Yara Sula. My father died upon disbelief. Is he going to be in the Hellfire, the promise of a lot Juanjo serum simple

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At this time, could have said, Yes, he's going to be in the house bar. And you know what? That's too bad for you. He could have said that. But he knew the pain that he was feeling and he wanted him to feel good. So he said both your father and my father on the same destination. He consoles that men, so people lost their best friends. people lost their controllers. the wives of the prophets lost their husbands. The Muslim community lost their leader, the old women in the community who had no one to tell their problems to they used to tell it to the Messenger of Allah, they lost the ones who would hear them out.

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Now imagine the greatest of all trials, departments of Allah audio selam was our direct link to Allah subhana wa johna departments Arsenal was our direct links to Allah subhana wa tada that when this form I did something wrong. Allah subhana wa tada would reveal down through the prophets I send them this is what you should be doing. They did something like Allah subhanho wa Taala tells you about the rewards of Paradise so that they continue to do it. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away, all of that was taken away. Now put it into further perspective. When leadership was taken away, who was willing to step up to fill the shoes of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam

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the oma was left without a leader. And it would have been absolute chaos. had one man not step up to the plate, had one man not step up to the plate, Ababa para de la Juan and decide to take that leadership decide to put things in his own hands decide to remind the oma Montana boadilla Montana Buddha Muhammad, Muhammad and Fatima woman shaniyah bajo la de la Hieronymus, that whoever used to worship Mohammed I know that Mohammed has passed away. But whoever worships Allah subhanho wa Taala. They know that Allah is Ever living and does not die, reconnecting the people with a lesson.

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I want to end this lecture off with a funny note again, when I think about this situation, I mean, imagine you're complaining at that time, someone needs to step up and take leadership. But you know, taking this leadership is not the leadership, where it just comes with fame and riches and all of that. But rather, it comes with responsibility that you have to deal with everyone's problems. You have to be the religious authority of that community. It's a very great situation. How am I going to tie this in for you? Optimus Prime, as you guys have ever heard of transformers.

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I came across this line and this is one thing but what I want to end up upon what I want to end off the lecture upon

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is that there's this famous line of Optimus Prime. Do you think it was like a statement of a hobby you think it was the statement in one of the great imams of the sun, but it's just Optimus Prime and was condensed Is he here there is he loves the statement. And that was the statement.

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Fate rarely calls upon the people at a time of their choosing. Fate rarely calls upon the people at a time of their choosing. In times of trials and tribulation, you have a decision to make. Either you can get closer to Allah subhanaw taala. And that is your way to paradise. Or you can decide to live with your pain, seek the pity of people and let the pain get worse and create your own destruction. Now this lecture started off with He who has no one has a law. But I want you to leave with the opposite of the statement that he who has Allah has everything. Does that come along for a while after the Java and then from the la hora de la alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala

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nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala alleviates the pains of every believer in every Muslim and that he makes it a path to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala rather than a path that leads away from him just up from allow for a salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. I told the brothers that I'll only be answering three questions tonight. That's why we told the sisters that get your questions ready while the lecture is going on. So I'm going to answer three questions. You raise your hand first, I'll answer it. But after the third one, I'm out of here. The second one last. So was the first question inshallah.

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First question,

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go ahead.

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I would make a copy of this lecture, and I'd give it to.

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Depression is a very great issue amongst the oma First of all, let's repeat the question. The brother said that there's so many Muslims who are in a state of depression, how can you help them? First of all, I would say that there are two types of depression, this clinical depression and the natural depression in terms of clinical depression. This is when they actually have a chemical imbalance inside their minds and they

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need professional help. If this is the case where you're constantly depressed, and you're never feeling happy, this is a good sign that is clinical depression, and you need professional help. In terms of the natural dip of emotion that people have, then I would say, you just need to remember that where you're at right now is the bottom. And everything that is at the bottom must eventually incline it must go up. Just as they said, everything's greener on the other side. Keep that in mind, right now you're in a bad situation. And things can get worse, things can only get better from here. Keep that in mind. Number two, keep in mind that anything that happens in this world is by

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necessity, temporary, by necessity is temporary assist in this world, was the happiness that you will face in the hereafter by being patient in this trial is everlasting. It is a happiness that never runs out. And number three, is that ultimate justice will never take place in this world. Even you take someone to court, you put them in prison, you take their wealth, it may give you a bit of happiness, but ultimate happiness will come on the Day of Judgment. When Allah subhanaw taala will ask you what do you want to do with this individual that has wronged you. And you can either say hold them to account and you may feel a bit of happiness at that time. But the greatest amount of

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happiness will you will feel is when you pardon and forgive that individual. And almost finals, Allah tells you I have pardoned and forgiven you as well. And that is the greatest amount of happiness you will feel. So I would remind the individual of those three things, it is just a natural dip of emotion and let them know that happiness is found with Allah, not without him. Next question

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when it comes to love,

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excellent. How do you just the brother is asking how do you differentiate between a trial and a punishment from Allah subhanaw taala. And the answer comes down to the state of the individual when that calamity happens. So if an individual is committing sins, then that is a punishment from Allah subhanaw taala. If an individual's righteous at that time, then it is a trial from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But regardless of that situation, they necessitate the exact same thing. seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala and do righteous deeds to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And people don't realize this, but allow us to find out what data has made it promise that whoever does

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righteous deeds, Allah subhanaw taala will grant him contentment in this life. Allah subhanaw taala says and so so non monogamy lasallian means occur in our own stuff, Bahar Menon philosophy and the higher chance that whoever does a righteous deed, regardless of he is female, male or female, and he is a believer, we shall bestow upon him a good life. So the reaction of the two has to be the same. seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala and start doing righteous deeds, and you will become a happier individual in daily life.

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And we have last question. So head versus last question for the evening.

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How did I start helping that lady when she was abused? Honestly, it took like six years, it took six years of therapy and counseling. And she just needed help and guidance. People who go through such a predicament where they've had their self esteem, their confidence and motivation taken away, that's one of the first things you need to start doing. So from an Islamic perspective, you give them a lecture like this, and this helps them out a little bit. But over the long run, you need to start helping them building their confidence. So for example, the things that she would have to do throughout the day, I would tell her that you know, write it down on a piece of paper, and each time

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you fulfill that activity, put a checkmark next to it. In our minds, it's such a small thing, but it has a great psychological effect. It makes you feel that you can actually do something. A second thing I told her, is start helping people who you consider unfortunate. So perhaps going to soup kitchens or and feeding the needy, perhaps you know, helping people with their problems. When a person is helpless, if you can make them helpful to someone else, that takes away a lot of their pain. So we did a lot of those activities as well, that people who she knew that were going through some sort of pain, I told her to help them out. And the last point, and perhaps this is like the

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most important thing is the importance of families. For the individual who's going through such things they need Allah subhanho wa Taala not just five times a day, but they need Allah subhanho wa Taala when they're in the darkest depths of the night when they're all alone, and no one else is with them when she turns trying to attack them and whisper something into their minds. That is when any Allah such individuals need to get into the habit of praying families, and now's the way we got her out of it and hamdulillah now, she's a great activist in the country that she's from, and hamdulillah she's doing a lot of good discipline locker, it was a pleasure and honor to be amongst

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you. And I hope to see all of you guys again soon. Before we leave, you know, they made me a spokesperson for a whole bunch of activities. Even though I do not enjoy doing this. I hope

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That I can get the reward from this vision light saga. And that activity is in the City of Manchester behind it. Tada. There is a class called the eternal journey that is coming up Mahmoud, what are the dates.

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So the last two weekends of January marked them down. But they are a close friend of mine for even one of my teachers is going to be doing the two seer of just about the 29th juice of the Koran. This chapter of the Quran or this portion of the Quran deals a lot with the Acura deals a lot with the deal judgment. So for those of you who would like to sign the DIA judgment, you would like to talk about the grave, and like to talk about the signs, this is an ideal course for you. His specialization is actually in linguistics as well. So if you ever want to learn, you know, why does the left spinalis Allah choose particular verses? or particular words? Why does Allah subhanaw taala

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put some words ahead of others, he is the ideal guy to tell you. So jungle journey is a class that I would definitely suggest for every level of the poor. And for anyone who loves the science of the deal judgment, that's a perfect class, visualize Allah. And likewise in Bradford, we're bachelors people that was also named by the folio. They're having secret schools, which is the study of economics always 40 Saudi.

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This is actually a beautiful class. I've taught this class before. And this is like the complete summary of Islam. If you wanted 42 statements that would summarize Islam with you'll find this in this collection. It's written perhaps by one of the greatest scholars, this oma has known with every single concise statement of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that is explained over a very long period of time. And I just want to share this one last point with you that in this class, I want you to think, when was the last time you went to a lecture where one Hadith is explained?

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In three days, I have seen the instructor who is teaching this class to do that. And so he's not going to do that in your class, you'll give us at all 42 Heidi, but the instructor is very entertaining is in fact from this very must've avoid Sonia Mottola has a whole lot of Allah. So check him out in Bradford. What are the dates for that?

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Last weekend of December 1 Mushroom Kingdom November 1 weekend of December. You can check it out then desert from Alaska, Alaska dot one and Sunday law Hello, Bill alameen subchronic a lot more behind the shadow law in Sorocaba to Lake wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.