Omar Suleiman – Taraweeh Khatira – Earthquakes & Eclipses On Laylatul Qadr

Omar Suleiman
AI: Summary © The upcoming 24th anniversary of Easter weekend is a regular night with peace and a clear sky, and the importance of forgiveness and balancing good and evil is emphasized. The speaker also discusses the need for forgiveness and the importance of forgiveness in light of events like recent earthquake in the northeast. The speaker emphasizes the need for forgiveness and opens-mindedness to one's options, acknowledging the power of mercy.
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To Qadr. May Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala allow

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us to be amongst those who stand in

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it, and may Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala make

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us amongst those who are forgiven in it.

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Allahumma ameen. Dear brothers and sisters, of course,

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just a quick reminder, it's the 27th night,

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And there's no doubt that of the 10

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nights while we look for Laylatul Qadr in

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all of the 10 nights, the most emphasized

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singular night even within the body of the

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ahadith of the prophet sallaihi wa sallam and

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the sayings of the companions

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is the 27th night. So we ask Allah

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subhanahu wa ta'ala that if it is late

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till qadr tonight that it be accepted for

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us. And if it is before or after

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that we catch it, Allahumma ameen. And of

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course, there's a large group of Muslims by

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the way, that

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are considering tonight to be the 26th night.

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So don't be a person who tomorrow night,

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treats it like it's just another night. And

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it might be that tomorrow night actually is

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in fact the 27th. So pursue these nights,

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dear brothers and sisters, inshallah, and keep on

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making your dua. I actually wanted to address

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something that I found very interesting, subhanAllah.

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From the amount of people that asked this

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question and of course the way that it

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all seems to be so perfectly

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in place.

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Today, we had an earthquake

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in the northeast,

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between New York

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and I believe all the way to DC.

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And it was,

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you know, somewhat unprecedented. Right? The first of

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its kind in how many decades?

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And SubhanAllah,

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we also have of course this eclipse that's

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going to take place on Monday.

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And they're saying the first of its kind

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in how many decades?

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And there's this question

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that I was intrigued by. Sheikh, is this

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a sign of Laylatul Qadr?

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Does that mean that last night was Laylatul

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Qadr because New York shook in the morning?

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Does that mean that Laylatul Qadr is on

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the 29th night because

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the 29th day we're expecting an eclipse.

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And subhanallah,

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there is actually something

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that deeply ties the concept of laylatul kadr

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to

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these phenomenon

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that are out of order for us. And

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that's what I wanna speak about. So first

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and foremost, when the prophet

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describes to us the signs of Laylatul Qadr,

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the natural signs of Laylatul Qadr,

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it actually is the presence of peace.

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Right?

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The Laylah, the night is Safia, Saakinah. It's

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a still beautiful peaceful night. Right? If there's

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a rain, it's a light rain.

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The sky is not too cloudy.

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The moon, even though it's later in the

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month, is so pronounced and clear. So there's

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great clarity in the moon as

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if the middle of the month. Right? The

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sun rises without rays. So it's a very

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peaceful

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night that the prophet

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is actually describing when he talks about the

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night of Laylatul Qadr and then the morning

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after.

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But then what is this all about? And

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what lessons can we take from this?

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Subhanallah.

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I have to say

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that as I was watching and I don't

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know if any of you watch this, but

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it's really to me it was just a

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sight to see. As I was watching the

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UN session, in session,

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and the ambassadors,

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and then the Trump world started, you could

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see how everyone's face suddenly changed.

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And it's amazing how quickly

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Allah reminds

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you, even those who think that they have

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power, you have no power at all.

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Do you really feel secure from the 1

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in the heavens to not shake the ground

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beneath you and split the ground beneath you

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and to swallow you from the ground beneath

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you?

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And you could see how everyone

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suddenly sheds

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their sense of security.

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They shed their sense of confidence

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when the earth starts to shake. And it's

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actually really

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when you're reading even in the Quran and

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the Mus'ah.

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One surah over from Surat Al Qadr,

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the next page is what?

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Right? The earth shaking and spitting out its

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contents.

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Right before that, you're looking up to Allah

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and

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waiting for mercy to descend from the sky.

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Who gave you the sense of confidence?

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The sense of entitlement

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with your Lord? Now how would the prophet

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sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

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respond to these types of events? This is

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actually really interesting.

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The Prophet

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taught the believers to respond to these types

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of events with seeking forgiveness

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from Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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That it is to remind us of our

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vulnerability

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to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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That we don't control anything at all.

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And the presence of rahma, the presence of

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Allah's mercy, and we talked a little bit

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about this last night, brings stillness,

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brings peace,

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brings calm,

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brings barakah,

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brings blessing.

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And when you start to see that those

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things that you count on being still are

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not as stable as you thought they were,

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it's a reminder to turn back to Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and to seek His forgiveness.

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Seeking his forgiveness

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removes you from the culpability

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that brings about punishment.

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Seeking his forgiveness

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causes him to descend his blessings.

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Both of those things. So it actually does

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tie

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it actually does tie later to Qadr and

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the idea of the descent of good.

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And not assuming

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good from things that you've taken for granted,

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from the blessings that you've taken for granted,

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that you're not in control at all. And

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that seeking Allah's forgiveness and invoking His mercy

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is what brings about stillness and safety, and

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what brings about salvation and tranquility and sustenance

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from the skies.

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That's one thing. And there's also something subhanAllah.

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It's very profound in Surat Al Akhaf

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when Hud alaihis salam is warning his people.

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And then his people are so confident that

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they see the clouds coming and they say

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what?

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Oh look, another cloud is coming just to

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descend beautiful rain upon us.

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Rather this is what you hasten for yourselves.

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Subhanallah. This is actually part of the arrogance

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of man

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that you start to expect good again.

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Not krisnaban Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala not good

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hopes in Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala because you're

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doing something good.

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Delusion because you demand good from Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala while you insist upon your evil

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ways. Oh, look another cloud is coming, it's

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probably just more rain.

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We can count on it being rain. Who

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are you

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to make these types of demands

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or to think that you can control what

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sustenance falls upon you? The default relationship with

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our Lord is that what comes to us

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from the skies, and what grows out of

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the earth is barakah, is blessing and sustenance.

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But when you change,

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the equation flips.

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The same sky

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that rains upon you, its blessings can rain

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upon you stones.

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The same earth

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that produces for you your fruits and your

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crops and your sustenance

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can shatter beneath you and can actually envelope

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you. May Allah protect us.

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All of these things are true and it

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goes back to one reality, your relationship with

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your Lord. And so Laylatul Qadr

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is a night of Allah's power.

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And a night where you're invoking Allah's power.

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And a night where you're invoking Allah's mercy.

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And a night where you are seeking forgiveness

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for your sins which are a barrier between

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you and His mercy, and a means by

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which His power can destroy you

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it's important for us to be very open.

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One thing, when I saw the shaking there,

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I'm gonna be very honest with you.

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I think about how many people from Gaza

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have made du'a against this country.

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And I ask Allah to protect us.

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Because the reality is, is that if we

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and how many oppressed people how many oppressed

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people around the world make dua against this

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country?

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And if we are not challenging its evil

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from within, we are complicit.

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We are culpable.

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The only way that we remove ourselves from

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being included in that nana, in the curses

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of the oppressed

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from around the world, abroad and within

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are by challenging and oppression ourselves.

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And that's an excuse before Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala. So that even if the consequence of

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that du'a were to strike us, then insha

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Allah we would not bear the sin

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of what that du'a was made for in

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the first place.

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And so it's just crazy

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how you can just see the most powerful

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people in the world, but if the earth

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starts to quake,

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watch how everyone becomes

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as vulnerable as an insect.

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It's stunning.

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And Allah tells us in the Quran,

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And you and the human being says, man

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says to the earth, what is wrong with

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it? What's happening here? Why is this happening?

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Why is this changing? Why is it shaking?

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Make it stop. Is there a button that

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you press? How do you make it stop?

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Dear brothers and sisters, when we're calling Allah

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to forgive our sins, we should fear the

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effect of our sins as well,

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and hope in his mercy in that process.

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And in these days where we're invoking Allah

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for his mercy, let's put all of our

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sins in front of him, knowing that His

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mercy can overcome and forgive all of our

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sins. And we ask Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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for that forgiveness and for that mercy. Allahumma

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ameen. May Allah allow us to realize Laylatul

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Qadr, allow us to realize the forgiveness of

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Laylatul Qadr. And may Allah make it a

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means of ease for the oppressed,

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and a means of victory for them over

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the oppressors.

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