Omar Suleiman – A Dua Away #10 This Dua Gives You Everything You Need

Omar Suleiman
AI: Summary © The Prophet's approach to the COVID-19 pandemic is flawed, as it represents a flawed approach to the du twins. The narration highlights the importance of learning the right approach to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and protecting the world from punishment. The approach is flawed, as it represents a flawed approach to the duelery and is not a comprehensive one. The segment also addresses the concern that people may not understand the holy grail and need to be sincere in their actions.
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If you've ever been in Tawaf, may Allah

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grant all of us an accepted Hajj and

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accepted Umrah, lawma ameen. You know that you've

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got your du'a list and you know that

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as you get to that last portion of

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every tawaf,

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you have this du'a that you are to

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say. And SubhanAllah, it especially hits you in

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the last round of tawaf because you start

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thinking, wait, I might have forgotten this, I

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might have forgotten that, I don't know if

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I really got to push myself.

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But Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala gives you through

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the Prophet

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this beautiful

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comprehensive dua between Arruqnal Yamani, between the Yemeni

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corner and between Al Hajrul Aswad, between the

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black stone.

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And when you say it, you feel this

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incredible

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peace of mind. So what is it about

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this Dua and about this approach to Dua

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that makes it so special?

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Just like how on the day of Arafah,

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while the main prize

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is being protected

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and freed from the fire,

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but you don't stop there.

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Likewise, Allah

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taught us that we're asking a Lord who

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is generous and so don't stop at one

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point of your journey

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or at one part of your existence.

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Instead,

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cover it all comprehensively

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because you are calling upon a Lord who

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can forgive you and who can grant you

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everything that you want, wherever you are. And

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so we find that when the duas of

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the Prophet

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are taught in the most comprehensive way, they

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include this life and the next. And the

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first category of this is asking Allah

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for safety

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in this life and the next. And there's

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a beautiful story where Abbas radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu

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who's the uncle of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi

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Wasallam,

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he summons the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam his

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nephew and he asked the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi

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Wasallam

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for a du'a that he can ask Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala with that will basically cover

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everything.

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And you know, the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam

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is his nephew and so he's got special

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access. Right? And he's thinking like the Prophet

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SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam is going to give him

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this magical dua, the wording of which he's

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never heard and it's going to put him

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in a certain standing with Allah Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala

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that maybe other Muslims don't have access to,

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right? The special Dua that the Prophet SallAllahu

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Alaihi Wasallam is going to teach him. So

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the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam said, oh Al

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Abbas

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salAllahu alafiya

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Ask Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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for safety.

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So Al Abbas radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu

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came back to the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam

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after a few days

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and he asked the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

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the same question, almost to say like, that's

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not enough, give me something more. And the

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Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam once again said, salillahaalafiya

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fidunya

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wal akhira

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Ask Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala for safety

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in this life and the next. If Allah

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grants you safety

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in this life and the next, then you

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are protected, that's all that you need. And

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no one is granted safety in the next

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life except that that necessitates

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that they are from the people of Jannah

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as well. So, oh uncle of the Prophet

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Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and by extension, oh, Ummah

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of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

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ask Allah for safety in this life and

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the next. And there are so many different

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stories of where the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam

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is teaching different members of the Ummah that

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this du'a, that this approach to du'a

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is really that comprehensive.

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It really does cover

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all of your bases.

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Anas ibn Malik radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu He said

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that there was a man who made a

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du'a in the presence of the prophet salallahu

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alayhi wasalam

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and he said, oh Allah, you have not

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given me enough money to where I can

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give sadaqah.

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So give me anxiety, give me trials and

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tribulations

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so that I can earn the reward of

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those trials and tribulations. Now keep in mind

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here by the way, this is a flawed

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approach to Allah

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period, right? The du'a represents

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something about how you view your Lord. Like,

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I don't have money to give so test

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me, like, take something from me. And that's

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as if to say that Allah

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can't give you without putting you through severe

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trial and tribulation. That's not the way

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Allah wants us to approach him. And in

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one narration, this is a man who's so

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sick that Anas

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says that when we went to visit him,

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he looked like a bird whose feathers had

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been plucked, like he's about to die. And

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as the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam approaches

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him, he says to him, ask Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala for health.

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And the young man responds and he says,

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Allahumma ma'amta antamu'adhibi

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bihi fil akhira

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fa'ajilhu

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fid dunya.

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Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam says, SubhanAllah,

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he laatastatiuhu,

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awwlaatotiuhu.

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You wouldn't be able to handle it. What

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kind of a dua' is that? That what

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you intend to punish me within the Hereafter,

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punish me with it here. And it might

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be well intentioned but it's a flawed approach

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to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. The Prophet SallAllahu

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Alaihi Wasallam said instead say, Allahummaatina

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fiddunya hasana.

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Oh Allah, give us the best of this

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life and the best of the hereafter

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and protect us from the fire. And Anas

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radiAllahu Anhu says on top of that, the

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Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam made du'a for his

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health and the man's health was restored

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and he learned this du'a from the Prophet

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SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam

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that didn't just give him a new du'a,

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but gave him a proper approach to Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala as a whole. Tarakubnu ashiyam

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radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu he says that we used

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to go and visit the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi

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Wasallam and on one occasion a man and

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a woman came to the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi

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Wasallam and said you Rasulullah,

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what should we say when we pray? And

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the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said,

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say, Allahummaqhirli

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warhamni

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wahdini

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war zukni.

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Oh

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Allah forgive me, have mercy on me, guide

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me and provide for me. Very simple. Anas

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ibn Malik radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu who was with

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the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam when they went

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to visit that man as he is now

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an old man and a group comes from

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Iraq. They come to see Anas radiAllahu ta'ala

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Anhu and they ask Anas radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu

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for a dua and Anas radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu

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teaches them Allahumukfirlana

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warhamna

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wa aatinafidunya

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hasana wafil akhirati hasana waqina adabanar

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Oh Allah forgive us and have mercy on

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us and give us the best of this

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life and the best of the hereafter

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and protect us from the punishment of the

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fire. The narration says that this group of

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people from Iraq, like they're meeting Anas ibn

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Malik radiAllahu Anhu They asked him for more,

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like that's a great dua, but that's something

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that any average Muslim

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can learn. And Anas radiAllahu ta'ala Anhu said,

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listen,

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if you get this, then it would cover

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everything that you want to ask Allah Subhanahu

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Wa Ta'ala for. So it's not always about

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the increase of words.

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It's about knowing the one that you're calling

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upon and then asking Allah

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for all of those things to be combined

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for you. And that's why

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Allah gives us this du'a,

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Oh Allah, give us the best of this

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life and the best of the hereafter and

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protect us from the fire. Dear brothers and

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sisters, I just want you to keep in

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mind

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that there is a proportionality

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in this Dua

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that also speaks to our concern. SubhanAllah, if

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you took this Dua,

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2 thirds of the Dua are in regards

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to the hereafter,

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and 1 third of it is in regards

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to this dunya.

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And the way that you make Dua, the

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concern that you have in Dua, actually says

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a lot about your priorities.

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So if you think about the amount of

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du'a that you make for your dunya, for

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this life versus the amount of du'a that

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you make for the Hereafter,

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What does that equation look like for you?

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And if you find that it's skewed, then

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don't stop making Dua'a. Instead, increase the Dua'a

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that you make for the Hereafter

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and try to do the things that connect

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you to the hereafter more. And just as

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we've said that you cannot properly understand divine

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decree

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if you don't know the destination of Jannah

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that you want to go to.

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Likewise, you cannot understand the mercy of your

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lord.

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If you don't have in your heart a

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longing for him

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and an understanding of why he put you

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here in the first place. When you call

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upon Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala with these sincere

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short duas

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that might seem insufficient in terms of words,

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realize that you could literally change your entire

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world,

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your entire hereafter,

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and the world and hereafter of someone else.

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So long as you are sincere

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and so long as you know the one

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that you are calling upon. May Allah Subhanahu

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Wa Ta'ala grant us all the best of

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this life and the best of the hereafter

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and protect us from the fire. May Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala gather us all with our

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beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam in alfredusil a'la

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so that we can celebrate the true Eid

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together.

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