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You're listening to the productive Muslim podcast season three episode 20.

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Salaam Alaikum. And welcome to day 20 of the productive Muslim hot detox challenge. I hope you guys are doing wonderful today. Now your tasks are going to be remember to do your two pages of going and reading which now I used to tell you what are the three lessons that I wrote down from Soren to serve. And I want you guys to share your lessons that you learned below. So one of the first lessons that I learned from you, sir, that

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I really want to apply to myself is the idea of beautiful patients. So when jacoba A Sam was told that his son had been eaten by the wolf. He did not respond with a ton of anger he did not start beating his sons or pulling his hair out. He said beautiful patients he put his reliance in Allah subhanaw taala how often does something happen to us? That completely just shakes us or brings out the worst in us. And we flip out, we don't respond with patience. Instead, we respond with anger and we show the ugly sides to ourselves, or as the apple bad is lost some his most beloved Son, and he responded with beautiful patience. The second thing that I learned from sorority Youssef was

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resisting temptation, resisting temptation, not only in the sense of lust, between human beings, but just resist the temptation to do head on. So when you're Savannah, Sam was approached by his master's wife, he was very conscious of all the blessings that his master had given him and was very conscious of Allah. And so he did not want to fall into sin, the same and that is the same mentality that we should adopt. When it comes to temptation for someone that perhaps you we are falling for, when it comes to temptation to do something that is not pleasing to Allah, whether it's in our business, whether it's in how we treat others, just being conscious of the loss of habitat or being

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conscious that what we are saying, is going to be written down. Well, the way the things that come off our tongue are going to be held against us, what we listen to what we watch our ears and our eyes, they're going to testify against us. And just ensuring that we are conscious of making sure that we are doing things that please that last panel that. And then third lesson that I learned from Sarah to set would be the lesson of forgiveness. Now, when I was younger, if my sister took my clothes, and completely flip up, and not want to talk to her for a few days, because she took my clothes, and I don't understand why she had to use the valets alarm, had his brothers tried to kill

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him, Kenny and his brothers throw him down a well, to get rid of him. And you would think that after so many years without them, and you know, having reached such a high position, you know, he's in a position where he could get revenge on them, where he could call them out on it. How often does something happened with somebody annoys us, and we make it like our mission, the next time we see that person, we're going to hold them accountable, we're going to tell them exactly what they've done to annoy us. And I share that trait sometimes, too, if I find that somebody has frustrated me and make it a thing where I say right, I'm going to call them out on what they've done so that they

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know what they've done. Use of LS la forgive them. He forgave his brothers who threw him down over. Now imagine had my sister not taking my clothes by the show? She threw me down Well, in what capacity? Would I think, yes, I'm going to forgive her. And I want you guys to think about perhaps any family members who've done something to hurt you. Whether it's your children, or your spouse, or your siblings, Yaakov Allison and forgave his children and bore bore the difficulties that he went through a beautiful patient's use of honey SLM forgave his brothers, we should adopt these two characteristics of patience, and forgiveness. And I think they were the two really key lessons of

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the three that I took from Socrative. And they actually lead me on to the article that you're going to read today, it is a three part series on peace and contentment. And this article is really beautiful. And I want you guys to really reflect on this article, because it's about the idea of what it means to be blessed. So living in a day and age of social media, people showed the best sides of themselves. So I do have friends who, for example, they'll call me and they'll say, Have you seen this particular person on Instagram? Do you think they have the best life ever? Or look at this Instagram girl with her husband and how happy they look? And you know, they're so wealthy?

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Don't you wish you could have a life like that? And so we imagine

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Come to equate blessings with material objects. blessing us, we'll be having a nice husband. Blessing as we'll be being wealthy, traveling the world taking photos, eating fancy food, those are the things that we see as blessing. But because those are things that not everybody gets, you then start measuring your life by that. And if you don't have that you're not blessed. And taking that mentality leads to being ungrateful towards Allah subhanaw taala. Because if you really look at the things that Allah has given you,

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and London, Allah created you being able to see a light created you being able to hear that is why you are listening to this podcast, can you imagine if you were not able to hear Allah put you in a position, but you have internet access, which many people then I love that you are in a position to be listening to this podcast to find a way to get closer to Him, to read these productive Muslim articles to get closer to him, Allah has made you blessed. And so to measure the value of your blessings based on material objects, that leaves that do nothing for you, you do not take these material objects into the next world, we're spending your time in a bed, that is the real

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investment. having patience is what you're really going to cash in on, on your monthly ama when you meet a loss of her dad. So I want you to read this article. And I want you to truly reflect on how you derive contentment. contentment isn't happiness, by the way, contentment and really is not happiness. Because happiness, anything can make you happy, I can eat chocolate, and I will feel very happy. I can spend the day chilling in bed. And that makes me very happy having sleep, I will be very happy. But having actual contentment is this idea that no matter what calamity you're going through, or what difficulty you're going through, you're trusting the Lord doesn't waver your

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contentment that Allah has put you in this position for a reason. It does not waver. So make sure you read this article and let me know your thoughts on it. Your final task for the day is you actually have to tasks you're going to write a letter to Allah subhanaw taala. And you're not going to share it with anyone. Now the reason I put this task in is because it was actually something that my mom used to do. So my mom grew up in a time where not a lot of people around her were practicing. And so when my mom at a young age wanted to wear hijab, many people opposed it. And they would laugh at her and say she was wearing a sack, and didn't she feel embarrassed covering up and looking so

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unattractive. And what my mom said was her source of comfort was writing letters to Allah subhanaw taala. She was very young, about 11 years old. And this gave her comfort, the idea that she knew Allah was listening, and she wrote a letter, and she would vent out her feelings. And to this day, she kept those lessons. So we're going to write a letter to Allah subhanaw taala, it can be about anything, it can be about your progress so far this Ramadan, it can be about why you love Allah, it can be about what you're struggling with, it can be anything that you want. The next thing that you're going to do for your last task is you're going to reflect on a calamity that happened to you.

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And you're going to reflect on what benefit came from. So calamity is a strong word. But I want you to think of something negative, something that you had initially perceived as negative, and that had upset you, and how I send it to a blessing that could be something minor, for example, not getting into the school that you wanted, or not getting the job that you wanted, and realizing Actually, this was the best thing that ever happened to me. Sometimes it can be alone, removing someone from your life. And then later realizing that this person was this person drained your energy, this person was not good for you. And it was a blessing that they were removed from your life. Sometimes

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it could be something like

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a missed opportunity that Allah made you miss an opportunity that you thought could be so fruitful for you. But you later on, you look back and you're like, you know what Al Hamdulillah that happened. Sometimes the calamity can be that Allah test you and your email in a way that you didn't possibly imagine. But then the benefit to it is that because you've managed to work through it, Allah has made you a light for your own community, that you can go out there and help others going through that same calamity to bring them back to Allah subhanaw taala

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we're now on day 20. And I really hope that if you're still listening to this podcast, that you're enjoying them, that you are sticking to the tasks within this detox challenge. And I pray that you're feeling the benefits of this challenge. I am looking very forward to being with you guys tomorrow in sha Allah and I hope you have a wonderful wonderful evening, as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Hey, everyone, this is me fra here now, just before you hit the pause button, I want to let you know something

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