Why Are You Still Alive

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Omar Suleiman

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Ramadan 2016 – Khatirah Day 20

Why Are You Still Alive – Omar Suleiman

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spinarak namo Haman hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. Corinne, while early he was after he had married,

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why are you still here?

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Why are you still here?

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Why are you still alive? That's the question.

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If we listen to these beautiful discourses, but very scary discourses that we're coming across in the poor and we see a group of people who would like to close their eyes and pretend that there is no end and would pretend that there is no resurrection. So on one hand at the end of sort of Azov, they're asking us aluna kind of sad they asked you about the hour when is the hour coming? And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, When not Eureka, how do you know that it might be very close to you, it might actually be right around the corner and allow mentions to us their regret, to collaborate with you home for now. Their faces are being turned over and Hellfire and they call out later on apart

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and Allahu Allah and Allah soon, we wish we would have obeyed a lot and we would have obeyed the messenger sallallahu wasallam. Yet, once again, we come into the next sutra and they say Latina sad, the hour will not come to us at all. We're never going to die. We're never going to be resurrected. And Allah subhanaw taala already told them about the regrets that they would have once they pass away. Basically, the reason why I bring this question to us, why are you still here? And why are you still alive? I know it sounds funny. But it's actually quite a profound question. Why did Allah subhanho wa Taala choose to return my soul to me today? Why did Allah subhanaw taala allow me to

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live to see the last 10 nights of Ramadan? There are so many people, young, old, famous, not so famous that we know that have passed away in the last few weeks. In fact, we know about Muhammad Ali may Allah have mercy on him passing away right before Ramadan? Our young brother half of the honorable he Malik may Allah have mercy on him that drowned just a few days ago. We know of many situations like this the mother of our dear brother najem that passed away overseas May Allah subhana wa tada have mercy upon her. There are so many people that have died just in the past few weeks. The mother of our dear brother Mufti or saint companion, Chef mobian Kimani that passed away

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right before Ramadan. May Allah have mercy on her, so many people, so many people that did not have the opportunity to see these last two nights and we asked a lot to grant them the edger the reward of Laila Takada, Allah amin, mean it from your heart, make dua out for those brothers and sisters that passed away. That expected to be in the situation that you are in right now. praying to Allah waiting for the last 10 nights. Each and every single one of them expected to be here, but they're not. And somehow Allah here You and I are once again the last 10 nights and this is familiar territory. We've been here before. Some of us can remember exactly last year's Ramadan, and we can

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remember the program's last year. And we could remember the kiama lay last year and so on so forth. And here we are once again one more year. The fact of the matter is that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you an extension on your lease in life.

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Every single day you wake up is an extension. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us that when we wake up in the morning, we say Alhamdulillah Allah, the ohana, that Donatella eloheinu. All praises be to Allah who gave us life after he took us away. He gave us life after death. What elation assurance to him is the ultimate assembly and return subpanel if you think about that, that profound mindset that the profit slice on him is teaching us that every single day when we wake up. We're literally thanking Allah subhanaw taala for giving us one more day. Why Allah knows best. Why did Allah leave you here? Why didn't the law take you away on the 18th of Ramadan? Why didn't the

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law take you a month ago? Why didn't the law take you a year ago? It could be that Allah subhanho wa Taala wishes to delay you, until you will return to Him and make Toba from that sin that's been spoilt soiling your record soiling your deeds for your entire life, it could be that Allah subhanho wa Taala has extended you so that you can reconcile with that brother or that sister that you're at war with. that's causing a loss of Hannah horchata to not even look at your deeds. It could be that Allah has extended you to apologize to your parents to apologize to your spouse.

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To apologize to your children, for not being the best husband, for not being the best son for not being the best daughter or the best wife or for not being the best father or the best mother. It could be that Allah subhanaw taala has signed that extension giving you that extension on life. Because one of these days coming soon, you're going to be there for someone in a very difficult circumstance in a very difficult moment. It could be that Allah has destined for you greatness in the worldly sense as well. Maybe you are going to make major changes in the world and really, really affect the Muslim ummah. But the fact of the matter is that every single believer when he wakes up

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in the morning, he asked himself, why am I still here? Alhamdulillah thank god, I'm still here. And why am I still here? What is the loss of Hano to Allah giving me here? You have to add them in Nick. Am I am I passionate about the Rahim Allah says, oh, son of Adam, you are but made up of days. You are literally composed of days. With every day that passes a part of you dies. And Allah knows why he's left you here. We don't know the absolute answer. We do know that this could very well be the very last time that we will see the last 10 nights of Ramadan. This could be the last opportunity we have to see Laila to cuddle. To see that night that would literally give us a life of good deeds

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1000 months of good deeds to present to a loss of Hannah town. This might be the last opportunity that we have. Next year, you might be one of those people that I may do out for that Allah have mercy on them or someone will be making dua that Allah has mercy on me next year alone knows best. Allah knows if we'll get to see this opportunity again. But you need to really ask yourself that question, why am I still here? What is the law giving me an opportunity to do and am I taking these days for granted? Because if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us to be grateful for an average day of life, not just the day of Ramadan, because every day is an opportunity to make Toba

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every day is an opportunity to repent. If the prophets lie Selim taught you that you should thank Allah. If you wake up on a regular day of the year. Then what about when you wake up in the last 10 days of Ramadan?

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What a day to be grateful for what a night to be grateful for. Here you are. It's an odd night, tonight might be the night. I know a lot of us are going to be you know, dusting off the the rust or getting get we're getting rid of the rust from the middle, the mid dip of Ramadan, the middle 10 days, but tonight could be the night exert yourself. Question yourself. Thank Allah. And you know what, dear brothers and sisters, I know that when we think why am I still here? And usually when we discuss our purpose in life, we think of these grandiose plans these huge things. Maybe I'm the person that's going to save the world. Maybe I'm the melody, you're probably not the melody. But

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maybe I'm maybe I'm that Savior. Maybe I'm the Majed did we always think grandiose plans, maybe I'm going to save the world from this or save the world from that. But you know what the prophet slicin them said, you're going to regret when you go to your grave, he would say that you would wish that you could come back and just pray to us.

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Your regret would be to darkness to darkness. Your regret would be one La ilaha illAllah once upon en la, one Alhamdulillah your regrets would be not having capitalize on those extra moments that Allah gave you on your extension. Don't feel entitled to life because Allah knows that people that were younger than you have passed away in the last few days, people that were better than you have passed away in the last few days, people that were healthier than you have passed away in the last few days, people that were richer than you have passed away in the last few days. And people that expected to be here just as much as you did, if not more, also passed away. But yet a lot chose you

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to be here. A lot chose you to be here. So ask Allah subhana wa tada that he allows us to be amongst those who witnessed a little cutter and who make the most of us most of it. I asked a lot, that if we've come to these last 10 nights with a sin that will spoil our record in the sight of Allah. Because Allah knows that though Laila to Qatar gives you a lifetime of good deeds. It's not going to do with a lifetime of sin if you're insisting upon those sins. I asked a lot to give us the sincerity and the firmness and the resolve to get over the sins that have corrupted our lifetime of good deeds. I asked Allah subhana wa tada to make us amongst those that were said tears and these

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last 10 nights I asked Allah to soften

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Our hearts to let our eyes flow to let the stingy I shed a few tears for our salvation I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala that what we discover in these last 10 nights does not just give us a lifetime of good deeds, but gives us something to propel us through the rest of our lives, a sense of purpose, a sense of connection to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make the best of our deeds of the last of them, and that Allah does not take us except that we are in the best state of Eman And we are in the best state of Islam. And we are in the most sincere states of our life and of our lives. And I asked a Lost Planet Allah to forgive us for our shortcomings Allah I

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mean, may Allah accept from you and I and May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us the Baraka of this night and all of the remaining nights that can last a dose and I want to come on solo tickets.