Be Grateful

Nouman Ali Khan


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The speaker discusses the concept of arrogance in the Bible and how it occurs during crisis. They emphasize the importance of gratitude and appreciation for Islam's actions, and stress the need to stay away from evil attacks. The speaker also emphasizes the importance of acknowledging the power of Islam and not letting things happen to anyone.

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Hola told shaytaan familia Kulu laka Antetokounmpo raffia when the devil refused to do such that when she had to and refused to do such that Allah told him You have no right you it's not right for you to be arrogant here. The problem of the devil was arrogance. And that's the reason he got kicked out for courage in, you know, in a criminal assault he didn't get out of here, he was expelled because he was arrogant now, because he's angry at humanity, you expect that he would turn back to Allah and say, Well, you kicked me out of here because I'm arrogant. I'm going to prove to you that they are arrogant. So they don't deserve this place either. But instead of telling Allah, Oh, you

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think I'm arrogant. Let me show you how arrogant they are. He said, You think I'm arrogant? Once I'm done attacking them, I will prove to you not that they're arrogant, but they're not grateful that you do X or Federal Home. *reen. So it's a switch. The switch is the if the complaint against the devil is that he's arrogant, then he should prove that I'm not that different from these guys. Look, they're arrogant too. But no, he says I will prove that they are ungrateful. What Quran has done so strategically, and so wisely here is that's actually showing us something. The opposite of arrogance. We think the opposite of arrogance is humility. In the dictionary, the opposite of

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arrogance is what humility. But in the Quran, the opposite of arrogance is gratitude. So Allah has taught us a new opposite, you see, and so what we're learning now is, there's it is impossible for a human being to be arrogant, if they are grateful. And if they are grateful, there's no way arrogance will hurt them. And the fact that arrogance occurs, that can only be a manifestation of a lack of sugar. If sugar was there, there's no way that would have happened. So that's the first important thing. And when someone says, Hey, at least I'm not arrogant. Well, from the Quran definition don't just think about arrogance as someone who thinks very highly of themselves or is full of themselves

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or is mean towards others, you and I have to check ourselves how grateful are we because if gratitude is missing, then arrogance is there because these are opposites in the Quran. Now, these are these are put these have been placed against one another. The next thing that's important here, I kept telling you Schatten comes from four directions. And now we're learning if his attack is successful, what's the goal? The goal is not for human beings to make a mistake. That's not as good as I did enough. Because Allah created the human beings program to make mistakes. khulumani Adam hotta own all children of Adam keep on making mistakes. That's what we do. Human beings are not made

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perfect. We're not angels, we have choice. We have we have shortcomings. As a matter of fact, I kept telling you, even when we do good deeds, they have shortcomings. Even when we make Salah it's not perfect. Even when we recite Quran is not perfect. Even when we do Hajj, it's not perfect when we fast. It's not perfect. So we're imperfect by definition. So the fact that we have mistakes is no surprise. The Devils mission is not to get us to make a mistake. The Devil's mission is clear in this ayah once I attack them from these directions, I will prove to you that they are not grateful. If he can get gratitude out of us as a result of our mistakes, then he's successful. That's actually

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his goal, to remove the sense of appreciation of Allah and to do things out of the appreciation and the shocker to Allah are optimistic, you know, feeling towards Allah. You know, if you think about our relationship with Allah, for so many people, their relationship with Allah is based on fear. If you don't pray, Allah is gonna burn you. If you don't do this, Allah is gonna punish you. Your first impulse of your relationship with the one who made you is that you should be afraid of him. And though fear is a part of my relationship with him, the most powerful force inside me that should make me do something for Allah, like pray, like eat halal, like do the right thing, like stay away

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from evil deeds, is actually gratitude. Allah has done so much for me, the least I can do is these few things. If he can get rid of that feeling sugar, if he can get rid of sugar, then even if I'm obeying Allah, my heart is missing something. It's not going to have what it really really needs to be able to carry on. It is out of a sense of gratitude that we are in obedience to Allah, which is why Fatiha that calls us to Allah as worship IACA Naboo begins with gratitude. Alhamdulillah is where it begins, and then we get to worship because that sense of appreciation of Allah is what drives us more than anything else. But really what I wanted to spend the majority of this hotbar on

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is these attacks again, and how each of them, we can be protected from those attacks, if we are grateful. Now, let me phrase that another way. He said to Allah, I will attack them from four sides. And I'll prove to you that they're not grateful. In other words, if they weren't grateful these attacks wouldn't have worked. If they're actually grateful, then the attacks will fail. If they have sugar, they're not going to they're not going to succeed. So though I've given you long explanations,

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Have each of those directions. I'm gonna walk you through each of them again briefly, and describe to you in brief in simple terms, how if we can remember to be grateful to Allah, we can actually protect ourselves from the, from the whispers of Shetland. When when he comes from the front, he attacks me, you and me from the front. he tempts us from what we can have. You see something in front of you, you're tempted by the greed. And what what comes from the front is also your future, you start thinking about your future or worried about your future? Is this going to happen? Or is that going to happen? And sometimes you start making bad decisions, this decision that Allah won't

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be happy with, because you're concerned about your future. If you and I have sugar inside us deep gratitude of Allah inside us, then we know that if you look back in your past, how many times has Allah provided for you? How many times have you been and I've been in a problem and Allah has taken care of us all this time? Why do you think that all of a sudden, now Allah will not take care of you? In other words, whatever temptation comes to you from the front, if you and I can learn to be grateful for what we have, and not go towards something more than what we need, not let our greed get in the way, not let our reliance of Allah go away. But be grateful he's taken care of me this

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far. Why would you leave me now? This is the same thing Allah said to his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, our dakara Bukoba kala. Allah didn't abandon you, just because you're going through a hard time and you see something in front of you that you might just grab on to and take it because you're desperate know, what was the other Kabbalah and Fado was at the camera in an arena. You know you were in desperate need he provided you before he reminds him your past should remind you how grateful we should be even in times of crisis, which is why this is the this is the key here. If you're tempted by something that comes in front of you, and might be near material because

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I had this, then actually be grateful to Allah by talking about the favor Allah has done for you. This is what Yusuf alayhi salam did. Yusuf Ali Salam was tempted by that minister's wife, she she tried to seduce him. What was his immediate response? My Allah in the Hora de Asada Messiah, My master has been really good to me.

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He is, you know, firstly sought a less protection and immediately he said, Allah has been good to me, meaning he was shocked. He was grateful immediately. And that protected him. If you can, you know, you can acknowledge the favor of Allah on you than the attacks that come from the front, you'll be able to stay away from them. The attacks from behind are scarier though. The attacks from behind are some like I described to you before. Sometimes people were living in a life of sin. They were doing things that weren't supposed to do and Allah pulled them out. Maybe it happened last Ramadan, maybe it happened last Juma. Maybe it happened two hours ago, I don't know. But Allah

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pulled you out of sin, and you feel the burden lift from inside you. That's a feeling only you know, nobody else. You can even describe it to anybody else. You can feel the tears rolling down your eyes because Allah has pulled you into light again, and he's pulled removed darkness from you. And the evil that you felt that was weighing on you has been taken away from you. Now you're in a sense of relief that Allah has actually given you this gift that he's able to get you away from a life of evil from a sin. Now that you have that for a while, the devil comes back and says Hey, want to go back and tries to pull you back again. And when he's about to pull you back at that moment, you and

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I have to remember the moment we felt gratitude that Allah pulled us out. How grateful were we when Allah pulled us out the first time, a person has to forget that they have to forget the moment they made Toba, they have to forget when they felt that closeness to Allah, or the relief that Allah gave them, they have to let go of that for the devil to be successful in pulling them back again, in tempting them again. But it isn't those moments when he tries to pull you and attack you from behind that you and I have to remind ourselves of how Allah has given us the gift of guidance how Allah has given us the gift of October the gift of repentance, so that whenever that same temptation, that

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same attack, because the devil knows it worked last time, let me try it again. It'll probably work again on this guy. I tried the last 10 times it worked the 11th time it should work too. But if you've made Toba and you've tasted it sweetness, that's what you should be grateful for. And that's what you have to remind yourself of. And if you can remind yourself of that that attack won't work. If you can speak of it, actually, if not, if not to anybody else. Speak to yourself of it. Ya Allah you pulled me out of this, I will not let myself fall again. I am grateful for how you pulled me out of this mess. Look at all the evil that came in my life as a result of my mistake. Yeah, Allah, I'm

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not going to fall into that again. When you just even have that conversation with Allah. Like I said, sugar isn't just a feeling it has to manifest. And if that's the exercise you have to do, even talk to yourself, do it. Do it. Just don't. Don't do it in front of people who think you're weird. If you're in your car by yourself, just talk to Allah and acknowledge to him that you are not going to be pulled back again by the call of shaitan

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