Shaitan distracts me as I get closer to Allah Q&A

Nouman Ali Khan

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The things that I used to do to protect my faith

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a year ago, may not be the same practices that will protect my faith. No, because I'm not the same person. Because you might find the things that used to work when you were 18 are not working now, you see what I'm saying? Because you're not the same person. So you need new things. And that's, it's different for different people.

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That you're the closer you get to this region, and the closer you get to

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it, and they get worse and worse. So what would be your advice for that? How do you deal with that? And the second one is, how do you

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guide your parents, because they're your elders, and you don't have a lot of influence over them. But they have a lot of influence over you. So if you, for example, criticize them, or you tell them, hey, you should be praying more, we should be reading the Quran? Well, they can go around and tell you, you gotta tell me. I'm your father. I've been doing this for, you know, as long as I write. So how do you do that? So on the on the first question

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about as you get closer to Allah, you get more whispers, and you're more tempted, and you're more distracted, and chatline attacks you more just my understanding of this, Allahu Allah is that we go through different phases in our life, and we change as people. So I'm not actually the same person I was last year, I'm a different person. And the things that I used to do to protect my faith

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a year ago, may not be the same practices that will protect my faith. Now, because I'm not the same person. So a strong sense of self awareness, it will make me realize what

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what strategies are going to be more effective now, because you might find the things that used to work when you were 18 are not working now. You see what I'm saying? Because you're not the same person. So you need new things. And that's, it's different for different people. For some people, fasting really helps for some people good company really helps. For some people, contemplation really helps for some people. Isolation really helps you there's no one answer for this, but I think it stems from like a heightened self awareness. Second question about parents. My thoughts on it are the, especially for children. There, they often find themselves not in a position to be able to be

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direct with their parents.

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I think there's a time and place to be direct with parents also. But every indirect Avenue should be exhausted continuously. And you know, for a long time, I decided that I will never talk about Islam to my mother or my father ever. I was giving lectures all over the world. I never said a word about it at home. And they differed with me on practically everything having to do with Islam. But I never talked about it. Because of two things. One, I didn't want them to feel like I'm being what I am outside. I'm being that with them. Because what I am outside people consider me a teacher, and someone who they take influence from. And now I think that I'm so big that I can preach to them. So

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I didn't want them to have that feeling. And secondly, I know that if I say something I can because I know them more than anyone else. They will say some things in response that the angels will record against them.

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Right, and I don't want to angels recording anything against them. So I remained silent on many issues, but maintained a long term strategy. Right, breaking the ice not letting Islam be the source of conflict in the family. Not not allowing religious debate. Even though my dad tried many times to start religious debates. I never been into it, you know, and then eventually Subhanallah

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I have a beautiful relationship with my parents so 100 I may Allah preserve it.

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And they my dad, my mom and dad both actually listened to my truth.

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Which is that's a miracle. Because we're all bucks money, our parents listening to us that's that's weird.

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That's not normal Hamdulillah

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