Gratitude Part 1

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The transcript describes the historical context and importance of gratitude and healthy mental and physical practice in enhancing one's life. It emphasizes the need to value and appreciate blessings and not give up one's health and water, as well as the importance of gratitude and engagement in believers' relationships with Allah. The segment also touches on the negative effects of smoking and drinking alcohol, as well as the importance of gratitude and positive engagement in life.

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respect to listeners. Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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last panel with

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as created as an blessed us in many ways, life itself is a blessing

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and for everything that Allah has given us,

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shook gratitude and belief

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and not in gratitude and disbelief and the two are connected.

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In the Quran,

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law often contrasts shook with gopher

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so gratitude is contrasted with in grouch, meaning disbelief. So on the one hand, you have belief and gratitude, and on the other hand, you have ingratitude and disbelief.

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For instance, even to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa salam.

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last panel who would have said,

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say to them, say to the Quraysh, for re Allah hit that marooning with a U haul Jr. who long

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Welcome. We're here in Aiko. illenium in public that in a short delay button, ama look at the Kuhlmann the minimal Haseltine built in fire Bucha welcome Mina Shakti

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addressing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah said to him, say to the unbelievers,

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that of Makkah, the courage,

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that what

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is that someone or something other than Allah,

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that you are commanding me to worship?

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indeed, it has been revealed to you or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam

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and even to those who came before you.

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That's letting a shock, that if you commit Shiva, if you ascribe partners Unto Allah, thy baton Muhammad, your deeds will perish, and he will surely become of the losers. So here in this whole verse,

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in fact, in these two verses, Allah subhanho, wa taala, Allah is telling the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa salam,

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in your dialogue with the unbelievers of the Quran, who opposed you

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say to them,

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that is it something or someone other than Allah, that you are commanding me and instructing me to serve and to worship?

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When the consistent message throughout history

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to all of the prophets and their nations, and to me too, has been

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that if you ascribe partners Unto Allah,

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your deeds will perish.

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So here Allah speaks about ship

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and associating partners with Allah, turning to and serving something or someone other than Allah, which is all about disbelief, disbelief in Allah. And then Allah contrasts this in the next verse with the words I eat, don't do any of this rather but Illa fire booth, rather.

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Let it be Allah that you worship

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Welcome Mina, sure good evening and be of the grateful once.

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in fact even to the Prophet Musa alayhis salam.

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Allah subhanho with Allah said to him, Acharya Musa in the midst of a Takada Naseby, Risala ubicada, ami, for Huth, ma they took walk miniature get in

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the Allah set to Musa alayhis salam.

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O Musa, indeed, I have selected you and chosen you

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over the people with my messages and with my speech.

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So seize and hold on to take what I have given you, what a miniature get in and be grateful.

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So the to the prophets of Allah

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alayhi wa salam, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave this clear instruction be of the grateful ones. But going back to what I was saying, the most important thing is that Allah contrasts shidduch with shock.

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Specifically to the Prophet Sall, Allahu Allahu

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Allah says to him, if you were to commit,

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and it was revealed to you and to those who came before you, that if you associate partners with Allah, then your deeds will show your parish name rather, let it be a law that you worship, local militia can even be of the grateful ones. So Shaka has been contrasted with gopher

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because ultimately that's the meaning of gopher

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have means to

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and therefore deny the favors and the blessings of Allah.

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It's all about ingratitude.

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When a person receives a favor from another,

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and then

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they do not repay that kindness with kindness, they do not return that favor. They do not reciprocate in any good way.

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Rather, they ignore the other person.

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They ignore the favor done and

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or they may actively turn away

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and be grateful and be good with others rather than the benefit.

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That kind of behavior in human interaction is despicable.

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So you've got one person

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he does good to another, the recipient of that favor, and of that kindness is ungrateful to this benefactor

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ignores him

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overlooks him is not grateful in any way. And to add insult to injury, the person then goes and shows kindness and goodness to others.

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In human interaction, this is considered very lonely and despicable.

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And this is what happens with Allah subhanho wa taala.

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That's a person receives all these blessings from Allah.

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And a person is then

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ungrateful to

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rather than being grateful to Allah, for all that they have received, beginning with the gift of life,

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beginning with the gift of life,

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a person is ungrateful to Allah and not only in grateful to Allah but ignores Allah

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devotes their attention and their devotion and their worship and their love and their loyalty to others. If I can quickly give an example, it often happens. Parents

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make great sacrifices for their children. They really do.

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Now, you mentioned the parents, they've gone through great sacrifice and bringing it

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their children in protecting them in providing for them in nurturing them looking after them in giving them a good a good upbringing

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and when parents become old and frail and weak,

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and they are now in need of their children's love, devotion and attention

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throughout their lives, the children hadn't paid, haven't shown any real Gretsch.

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It's remarkable children often take you for granted

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that this is what parents do, and this is what they have to do.

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This sense of entitlement.

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And then,

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after having shown no gratitude

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when the parents most need them, the children actually go

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and be kind to, and help and serve others. Imagine the pain that these parents must go through and must feel

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that this is our child.

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He or she should be serving us helping us looking after us. Just as we help them and looked after them in need, and rather than repaying us our count kind favor rendered unto them, they actually go and show kindness to those who are undeserving.

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So, and this happens a lot.

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In essence, this is what a person does with Allah.

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When Allah subhana, who would the Allah has showered His favours upon an individual

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and then that person turns away from Allah failed to show gratitude to Allah and in fact goes a step further. And to add insult to injury serves someone else shows loyalty to someone else shows devotion someone else was something else.

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The love that should have been reserved for Allah the loyalty and devotion that should have been reserved for the service that should have been

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made exclusive for Allah, that service that love that devotion is

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shown and given elsewhere.

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That is the highest form of ingratitude.

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And this is why

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ingratitude is associated with disbelief in the Quran. Repeat.

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And it's contrasted shook is contrasted with Sherrick, associating partners with Allah

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because that's what a person does. Rather than be grateful to Allah the person is showing gratitude something or someone else.

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And that's the highest form of ingratitude. And this is why.

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Shook is contrasted with coffee. And sugar is contrasted with ship, sugar meaning grouch.

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Because the word goof

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from which

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this is the root word

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meaning disbelief, unbelief,

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from which the word Garfield is derived.

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The Roots letters of this word, Gopher

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to concealment because that's what a person does. So, allow me to explain this.

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The word calf

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in the Quran, and in the Hadith in its original meaning,

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should not be taken to mean

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insulting like a heathen

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or a heretic?

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I'm talking about the original meaning.

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The word Garfield comes from Google,

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in contrast to sugar.

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So sugar is to be grateful Gopher is to be ungrateful because when a person refuses to show gratitude for a favor, it's almost as though they are denying it that I don't

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On owe you anything, I don't owe you any gratitude. You haven't done me any favors that I owe you a favor.

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That's an human interaction. So when a person refuses to be grateful to Allah refuses to show gratitude to Allah loyalty and devotion to Allah, sincerity to Allah. It's almost as though that person is saying, I don't owe you anything. I don't owe God I don't owe Allah, anything.

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And it says though the person is concealing,

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denying, ie concealing and hiding the blessings and the favors

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showered upon them by Allah.

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So the word gopher means to cover the root letters gaff far brow, there are no vowels written in Arabic, per se, you have the root letters.

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And the root letters here are consonant or gaff for an RA.

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In English, ker, the RA.

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The root letters aren't actually the same. So if you remove the vowels from the word cover, remove the O and remove the E. You're left with c v. R. That's girl Ferrara. That's coffin.

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And that's what gopher in Arabic originally means. I'm not.

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This isn't. I'm not playing verbal gymnastics. These are this is the original meaning of gopher.

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This is why in Arabic,

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a cloud is also called a gaff era.

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arraign laden cloud or a cloud, a dense cloud is called a Garfield, because it covers the night is called the Garfield because it covers

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the ocean one of the names for the ocean, it's called bow but another name for the ocean is Garfield. The sea is called Garfield. Why? Because the water the layer of water hides and conceals so much in its depths. So the ocean is called gaff here because it hides it covers. A dense cloud is called Garfield because it covers the

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night is called Garfield, because it covers

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another related word is goal. So instead of Ferrara

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cough, and then wow, girl Werra goal means to fold.

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So when you fold something, they're both connected. What happens when you fold something? If there's something here and you fold it? By folding it, you hide and cover the thing in between? This is why in Surah Taquile, what does Allah say it the Shem schoolwear When the sun shall be folded, cool with it. So these words are related Gurdwara Guevara.

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They mean, they all mean to cover.

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A farmer is called a golfer. A farmer is called a golfer.

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Because why is the farmer called a golfer? Because the farmer takes the seeds and covers them with the soil.

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And in a verse or Surah Hadith Allah subhanho wa Taala speaking about the reality of worldly life, Allah gives the parable and the example the similitude of rain. Allah describes and compares the worldly life and its beauty and its glitter and its ornamentation and its attraction and adornment. Allah compares all of this to rain, which does what Allah says, Here eliminate animal hair to dunya Larry boo Allah, Xena tomato, Viner come with a car thrown film noir they will know that indeed the worldly life is nothing but play

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and frivolity

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and an adornment

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and mutual boasting amongst yourselves

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and one upmanship.

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In children and enriches.

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So Allah says this is a reality of the worldly life. And this is just like Allah then goes on to give an example a parable. Come within Ethan, like rain.

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At Gibble gopher and about

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whose vegetation and whose properties

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pleases the farmers.

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So here the word gopher plural of Garfield means the farmers Azura.

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So when rain falls, what happens? All of a sudden?

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seeds sprout

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vegetation, the plants the crops grow, and they

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the land blooms and blossoms

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and this pleases the farmers.

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But then,

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familia Haeju Fatah, Hamas federal and familia como Habana. But then this lush green upright vegetation, which sprung up so beautifully with us, pails, becomes yellow dies and becomes stubble, dry stubble.

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So as quickly as it rises and flourishes and blooms and blossoms, and looks so colorful,

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just as rapidly and soon enough, it wanes, weathers pails, drops, drupes collapses, and disappears.

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That's the reality of where we live. So in that verse, Allah mentions the word golfer.

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But the word golfer here is a reference to the farmers.

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Not unbelievers, per se, but farmers.

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So, as you can see, the word golf here comes from the roots where golfer which means to cover to conceal golfer means to cover. So a golfer is someone who covers someone who covers the blessings of Allah. And this is why throughout the Quran, Allah contrasts gopher

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with shocker, shook belief, gratitude, with disbelief, because disbelief is a highest form of ingratitude. Almost as though the person is concealing and hiding and covering the blessings and the gifts of Allah so that they don't have to show any gratitude for them, that you haven't done anything for me given me anything, that I owe you anything.

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The reality is

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for those who believe in Allah,

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Allah has commanded them to be grateful

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for everything,

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for the gift of life.

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If we can just begin with this, for the gift of life, things may not be good for us

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we may have our problems and our sufferings

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and our anxieties.

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Subhan Allah.

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The greatest gift is that we are alive.

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That in itself is a blessing

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to be alive.

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Gratitude is about positivity.

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Looking at the positive thing, looking at the good things, looking at what we have, and focusing on that rather than focusing on the negative of what we don't

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know one person can have everything. They really can't.

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A person cannot have the opposites and one person can't have everything.

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So when a person focuses on what they do have

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life the gift of life the blessing of life, the blessing of health.

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In fact, in a hadith Rasool allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, on the day of reckoning,

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one of the first things that will be set the servant of Allah is alumnus look at just smoke, when are we coming in about it?

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That did we not

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give health to your body

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and to be not give you cold water to drink?

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Air and water are blessings of Allah.

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We should never forget in Surah takaful

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and they are connected. At the beginning of Surah MacArthur Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about one membership rivalry, and her commode the girth or hatters

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Santa Monica

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rivalry, one upmanship, worldly competition, vying with each other. This has distracted you

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until you visit the graves.

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It seems like this will remain your state throughout your lives until you visit your grave.

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That always you are concerned about is competing with others, vying with others rivaling others in the dunya

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keeping Keeping Up with the Joneses, next door keeping up with the neighbors, one upmanship.

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Always trying to beat someone else in the world in the worldly life.

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And it seems as though this has distracted you when it not seems this has distracted you and will remain so until you visit the graves. So at the beginning last panel with Allah speaks about worldly distraction, rivalry, unhealthy, worldly competition,

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one upmanship, etc. And then later in the same Surah, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the day of reckoning, and then says famila to illuminate on May the 99 then surely on that day you will be questioned about the blessing.

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Are you all blessings and every blessing? We will be questioned about blessings.

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So when this verse was revealed, it's mentioned, Imam Muhammad Rahim Allah Healy, in his mustard he narrates a few Hadith from difference about different Sahaba or the Allah one who actually said, when this verse was revealed famila alumina Yama isn't earning Noreen. Surely then surely on that day you will be questioned about the blessings.

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Some of the Sahaba of the Allahu Anhu set to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam

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and a in nurserymen Nossal

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an alien or even muscle

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which blessings will we be questioned about?

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In the man who will swear in the Muhammad in the Muhammad us whether

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what blessings will we be questioned about? All we have

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other two things, dates and water because often indeed the Arabs didn't have much except dates and water.

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So the Sahaba or the Allah said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam ya rasool Allah, what will we be questioned about?

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In one narration, all we have is dates and water. And another narration ya rasool Allah, what will we be questioned about what blessings will we be questioned about all we have our date and water and right now we live in a state of fear of invasion in the city of Medina. So we live in a state of fear, there's no security and for food and drink, we have dates and water. So which blessings will we be interrogated about? So the prophets of Allah it was that his reply was, it will happen.

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You will be questioned.

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You will be questioned

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Imams, Allah Healy relates that the

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one day the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam

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came out of his mouth or came out of his house, and he came across a book and remodeled the Allah. They were together

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and he wasn't the normal hour for them to come out.

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So he said to both of them, what brings you out together at this time?

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So have a look at an Amara. The Allahu Anhu masa, Dr. Rasool Allah, hunger.

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Hunger has driven us out at this time, both of them together.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to them, by Allah, that which has driven you out has brought me out to meaning I am hungry to come, let's go and visit such and such a person. So the three of them the prophets, Allah Almighty who sent him and his two fathers in law, and the CHE Fein Abubaker and Amara, the Allahumma they went together to visit this Ansari companion.

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So when they arrived, he wasn't at home. But his family invited the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam and his two companions.

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And he said, Where is fuller? Either father in the household, so the family said he's gone out to fetch water for us.

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It's when he returned and

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He realized that I have the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam along with a worker and I modeled the Allah on him as guests.

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He exclaimed, there is no one

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who is greater in honor and nobility than me today because of these guests.

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No one who has more noble guests than I have

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this day. So he then went and fetched

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branches from the date tree.

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And he brought these branches and lay them before the sort of loss of the love it was settling and brought water.

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So there were all kinds of dates on these palm branches. So the prophets Allah, Allah Almighty who said, I'm gonna look at the alarm and I began eating dates and drinking water, the same thing. Then he went, and he picked up a knife. The Prophet saw the love and isn't realize that he's going to slaughter a goat or a sheep and animal.

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So he said to him, do not slaughter an animal that gives milk.

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So the unsalted companion went, slaughter a goat, and then cooked it, prepared it and brought the food to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Abu Bakr and Omar, the Allah, Allah, the guests, and they all get together. When they finished. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam said to them, surely, we will be questioned about this blessing on the day of reckoning.

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So a lot of the law firm has Seattle sort of law will we have a question about this of a civil Allah who said yes, you were hungry. Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah will leave your hunger and gave you food.

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And Allah quench your thirst and gave you wat

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so Thumma lettuce, Aluna yo Medina and in Noreen. Whether it's food or drink, or milk, or whether it's dates, a staple such as dates, or and water for the Arabs,

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air and water, every single blessing, we will be questioned about it on the day of reckoning.

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is good. It's not just about an obligation that we should be grateful to Allah we have to be, of course, it's an obligation.

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But this is a good attitude to have. It's a good approach. It's a good lifestyle, it's a good disposition, to possess,

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to be grateful to focus on the good things on the positive things, to focus on what we have today. In

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modern day, psychology, psychotherapy and counseling, in mental health treatment.

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One of the exercises

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to by practitioners of mental health to their patients

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learning how to be grateful and expressing that gratitude. So people are actually given exercises, go away, keep a journal, keep a diary, every single day of all the good things in your day in your life that you should be happy for, that you should be grateful for. And that you can count and wash your blessings. This is actually a form of therapy a treatment.

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Because gratitude

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creates positivity by helping people focus on the positives and avoiding the negatives.

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And what are the negatives mentioned in the context of gratitude. And here I'm not talking from a religious perspective, I'm talking from

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a worldly perspective in modern day mental health treatment, psychology, psychiatry counseling, these are the strategies that are used the methods of treatment ly employ, and they actually quite effective. So what are the negatives that are normally mentioned in the context of gratitude?

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What what negative things does gratitude should help a person avoid? You know what's normally mentioned? envy?

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why envy is because when you focus on what you have,

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and you train yourself and your mind, that's what they say, actually, to train your mind to focus on the past.

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positives are what you have

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that what does this do, it makes you feel happy. It makes you feel better. It makes you feel positive.

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It lifts your spirits.

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It gives you purpose.

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It puts things into perspective.

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It frames your mind

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towards positive thoughts. And these positive thoughts actually create and engender positive feelings and emotions, which lift people out of depression, gratitude, lifts people out of depression.

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Because of all the positivity,

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that's what sugar does.

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It's good for a person's mental health and emotional health. And if a person's mental and emotional well being are in order, this actually has a positive impact on a person's physical health.

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In fact,

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one thing about

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physical health.

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And this is very true.

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One of the things that causes the accumulation of fat, specially around the sensitive organs of the body is not just indulgence and overconsumption of food.

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It's actually the excessive production of cortisol in the body, the stress hormone, the more stressed you are, the more cortisol is produced in the body at the wrong times.

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Your body needs some courts.

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But as soon as it becomes excessive, and it's not regulated, it's not balanced, and it's produced at the wrong time,

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by the body that actually creates the accumulation of fat around sensitive organs, which has got nothing to do with consumption or indulgence.

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So mental and emotional well being has an impact on a person's physical health. And the opposite of gratitude. And I'm talking about from a non religious perspective, is envy. That when a person doesn't focus on what they have, they focus on what they don't have, and what others have.

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What does that do? It creates negativity, it creates stress, it creates anxiety, it creates loneliness, loneliness, and loneliness. And it sinks a person into depression. Because a person constantly thinks rumination leads to depression, this ruminating and constantly thinking,

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I want this, I don't have it. He has it, she has it, I want it.

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And sometimes it's beyond the person's reach. It really is.

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And what does that do?

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to aspire to the unattainable

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to aspire to the unattainable to covets the unreachable.

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That's just torturing oneself.

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That mental and emotional torture of hazard of envy, of wanting what others have.

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And ignoring and overlooking what we have. All that does is create negativity. That negativity frames the mind to negative thoughts. These constant negative thoughts give rise to continuous and constant negative emotions, which sink a person into loneliness, loneliness, and depression. And they then

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reach a state and a pit and an abyss, whereby they are surrounded by many blessings. They possess many gifts and blessings. And yet, all they can see is emptiness and darkness.

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And they genuinely feel that they've got nothing to be grateful for. This can lead to suicidal thoughts.

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So gratitude is not just a religious obligation.

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It's a healthy mental and emotional and physical practice.

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instrument and a two and a method of tree

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and this is exactly what Allah who is resourceful Allah Hi Lee, who's Salam have told us

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Do not look at others

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do not look at what others look at what you have.

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Imam tell me the only man who will emerge out to LA Halima both relates very beautiful Hadith

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Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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in rural Iran who asked for the money

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what are the Iranian who are folk?

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For India who urged the rule, the rule never met Allah had a

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, look at those who are beneath you.

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And do not look at those who are above you, ie in the world.

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Look at those who are beneath you.

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Do not look at those who are above you.

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For this is

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far more conducive

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to you, not holding the favor and the blessing of Allah and content.

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This will help you value and appreciate the gifts and the blessings of Allah and not be contemptuous of the blessings of Allah. Because that's what it is. If a person is not grateful, they are rejecting and contemptuous of what they have.

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That Allah has given me this, Oh, it's nothing, it's worthless.

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I don't want this I want that.

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I don't want this I want that.

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So such beautiful words. Everything I mentioned about

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gratitude, being

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a healthy mental and emotional and physical exercise

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by focusing on what a person has, focusing on the positives in one's life by counting one's blessings.

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All of that which is taught and practice today is something new. Lohan is resourceful Allahu alayhi wa sallam taught us that centuries.

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And this is the beautiful Hadith.

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Examine who asked for them income. Well, Adam Thoreau Elam and who are Falcom for in who edge Darrow Allah does the rune, Allah here at AECOM do not look at those who are beneath you do not look at those who are above you, for this is far more conducive to you not holding Allah's favours and blessings upon you and

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how do we look at those who are beneath us?

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We live here in the UK.

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the average person in the UK

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in terms of wealth and possessions

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in terms of facilities and amenities, in terms of access to health care,

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food, drink,

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and availability of so many things. The average person in this country

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is part of the global elite. We are far better off

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than possibly 95% of the world's population, the average person in this country

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and if not 95, definitely 90%.

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We are in the top category

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of the world's population.

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We have more

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than 90% or possibly even 95% of the world's population. Let's look at them.

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They are those who are severely ill. They are those who are no longer with us. They are those who are disabled.

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There are those who are suffering mental health issues.

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Physical health issues

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are people who are imprisoned unlawfully. There are people who have been kidnapped there. There are people who have no freed,

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shackled, jailed, imprisoned and even if they are not in a physical prison

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because of

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the place they live in

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They have no skewed,

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no real true freedom.

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They live in terror.

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They live in fear

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some people don't even have access to clean drinking water.

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We truly

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are part of the global elite.

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And every day of our lives is actually a blessing. It truly is.

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We should count our seconds and our minutes, every breath and regard that as a blessing from Allah. Time. Time is a gift from Allah. Life is a gift from Allah. This is why in that hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in Adelaide by Mahatma Muslim and others near and return with warmth and fee him out cathedral Minh and NAS a suitable for our

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relates back to Lucknow bus the love and humor. But there are two blessings in which

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many people are at a loss, health and

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opportunity health and leisure free time.

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Our time is a gift from Allah, we should value it's appreciate it, be grateful for it.

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And part of that gratitude is not just to say Alhamdulillah

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but rather, to use that gift and blessing in a manner which pleases the one who gave us that gift.

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Allah gave us this gift of health we should use it as Allah wanted us to use. Allah gave us this gift of life. We should use that life in a manner which pleases Allah, the giver of that life.

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That is part of grouch. It's not gratitude, say Alhamdulillah Thank you, and then abuse the gift.

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We should be grateful in thought by tongue indeed.

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And the Quran and the Hadith are full of

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verses and the sayings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaking about the virtue and not just the virtue but the obligation and the necessity of shock of being grateful.

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In fact, when a person is given a gift by Allah, and a person is grateful for that gift, they actually receive as much reward as someone who doesn't have that gift in his patient. So sugar and Sabra are both two sides of the same coin. They are a person's reaction to Allah's giving or taking. Allah was rewarding or depriving.

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And that's all to do with that person's relationship with Allah.

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Allah gives

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the believer is grateful. Allah doesn't give the believers patience.

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That's why the youth Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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Had you been named in maltman in Umrah who Kula who hate

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how wonderful and how marvelous

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is the affair of a believer.

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How wonderful and how marvelous is the affair of a believer

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in number who couldn't the who hate he or his entire affair, his affair all of it.

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His entire affair is good. How

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in Sabah to Surat Shakur, Fergana hydrilla, we're in Asaba Todaro Southern Africa and Hayden,

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if good fortune meets him, then he is grateful. So this is good for him. And if a calamity befalls him, then he is patient and this is good for him.

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Because shook unsub gratitude and patience are two sides of the same coin. What is that calling? That is one's relationship with Allah.

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And when a person develops that relationship with Allah and develops that mentality and the attitude, they are truly content, they actually have more blessings than anyone else. And what is that attitude? That attitude of contentment is

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to be content with what

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person has to be grateful for it

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and to be patient

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of what one doesn't have

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that leads to peace of mind and tranquility of the soul and contentment of the heart.

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And that's why he's wrecked by Montana at the end of the merger. Again, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, a bar in Russia Quito Beeman Zilla to saw him is.

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The one who eats and then is grateful

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is of the same rank as one who fasts and is patient. So someone who fasts and goes without food and is patient

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over their hunger and thirst, imagine the reward that they get Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, someone who eats and is grateful to Allah is of the same rank.

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The wording isn't that they received the same rule Rather, they

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are similar to each other. They are of the same rank. As I said, sugar and sobor. Gratitude and patience are two sides of the same coin. They they are both about a person's relationship with Allah. Allah gives the believer its content, Allah doesn't give. The believer is patient and content. Allah gives the believer is grateful and content. And both these conditions are good for the believer. How wonderful and how marvelous is the state and the condition and the affair of the believer. His entire affair is good.

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truly is.

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As I said, the verb the Quran is replete with verses about the virtue and the necessity and the obligation of being grateful. And the truth is, we are ungrateful, we really are law says in the Quran, what can even mean everybody is shackled. And very few of my servants are grateful as they should be.

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And, you know, we shouldn't think that, oh, this is all very philosophical, be grateful. Don't be grateful for avoiding gratitude. Now

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in gratitude

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is so dangerous, so harmful, so detrimental, that Allah quotes him least in the Quran?

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In that conversation he had with Allah.

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Allah subhana who with Allah Kirsten and condemned

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So Iblees Shavon said to Allah and this isn't the Quran

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I'm living the era Yomi your bathroom.

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He said to Allah, Oh Allah,

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delay me,

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give me some respite

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to the day that they shall be resurrected, let me do what I want till the day they are resurrected.

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So Allah said to him,

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you have your time, you have your delayed turn.

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So Iblees shape on set to Allah on Fatima of wait and let them know whom Serrata comes

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from Mother Earth in Human bein ed him I mean Sophie him one a man him one Shema Ely him well, digital marketing

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he said Oh Allah, just as you have led me astray. So I will surely sit on your straight path before them.

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Them ie before creation. Then I shall come to them from in front of them from behind them from the right side from their left side.

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So this is what Shavon said to hola hola. I will sit in the middle of your road, your straight path. You'll sit out Mr. Team, I will sit right in the middle of it.

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To prevent

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I will leave no stone unturned.

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I will leave no opportunities.

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I will attack I will attack your creation. I will attack them and come to them from in front from behind from the left from the right. All of these are words mentioned in this verse.

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Then, once I do all of this, what will you see? Oh Allah IBLEES doesn't mention any sins that oh they will do this they will do that. You believe says well our digital Federal Home *reen and you will find you will not find most of them grateful.

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You will not find

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And most of them grateful, even Shavon even the bliss knows how harmful how dangerous and how detrimental ingratitude is.

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IBLEES said to Allah, I will attack them, I will sit in your straight path I will attack them from all sides. And what will they do one cyber attack attack them. They won't be grateful, they will be ungrateful.

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So shook

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leads to positivity, mental health and well being emotional health and well being physical health and well being, it leads to joy leads to happiness, it leads to appreciating life.

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And this is from purely worldly perspective. And from a religious perspective, gratitude shook leads to a person being forever grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala being content, it leads to good deeds, it leads to a positive outlook in religion, it leads to spirituality. And ingratitude

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from a worldly perspective, leads to negativity in thought and emotion. It leads to depression. It really does. Because ingratitude, as I've said before,

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is when a person feels like they've got nothing to be grateful for, they don't focus on what they have, they focus on what others have. When we focus on what others have.

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That's depressing.

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We want what they want have,

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and we're never happy.

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It's never enough.

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We want what they want.

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And sometimes it's unattainable.

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And constantly focusing on others, leads to negativity because it does lead to me. If you can't get it.

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Then you're always yearning for it's longing for it aspiring to it and it's unattainable. It's unachievable. It's beyond one's reach. What does that do to one's positivity, one's mental health one's emotional well being. It totally destroys it.

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It reduces a person's self esteem.

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Because they're always comparing themselves to others in worldly terms,

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and that actually leads to depression it does, it leads to depression. Depression, sadly leads to suicidal thoughts.

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So it's remarkable it goes full circle.

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A person acts as though they have no blessings.

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Even though they have a they have many. And that negativity may ultimately lead them to deprive themselves of the greatest blessing and gift that they have which is their life.

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To not look at those who are beneath you, above you rather look at those who are beneath you as prophets of Allah highly.

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So gratitude leads to from a worldly perspective or sorry, ingratitude from a worldly perspective, leads to negativity leads to depression. It really does.

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Count your blessings daily.

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develop this mental skill of focusing on what you have and be happy with what you have

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rather than looking at what others

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you can find your joy and your happiness and your positivity in yourself.

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Rather than trying to derive that positivity, joy and happiness from others

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there's so much that can be said about gratitude.

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As I said, the Quran is full of versus last panel with Allah commanded the prophets of Allah to be grateful they regarded every blessing as

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a test. Solomon Allah He said,

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When he witnessed the power that Allah had given him

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and the command and control of many forces that Allah had assigned to him.

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He explained, this is from the bounty of my Lord.

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However, I'm in foglia Rob lave Loney, a screw up for Omen Shikara Shikata, famed Amaya scolded in FCW

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This is from the bounds in the grace of my Lord

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so that he may test me that am I grateful or Martin

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woman sugar affecting them is got it NFC, he continues. This is the prophet silly man earlier he said, and whoever is grateful that in he is grateful for the betterment and the benefits of his own soul. And whoever is ungrateful, then indeed Allah is independent

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and needed.

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In another verse, Allah says, well look at Athena, Look, man, Hekmatyar and his score Lilla omen? Yesco. For it in the mail you're scolded NFC. And indeed, verily, We bestowed wisdom. Upon Look, man,

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Allah gave Look, man, great wisdom.

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And what's the first thing Allah mentions of that wisdom?

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The very first thing that Allah mentions of the great wisdom that he bestowed upon Look, man, well look at the Athena, look, man and Hickmott at any school, Lilla be grateful for to only use perfecting the mascot and NFC and whoever is grateful than Indeed he is grateful for the benefit of his own soul, and whoever is ungrateful.

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Then verily, Allah is independent, full of pranks.

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Allah instructed the prophets it he was Sudan to be grateful.

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And Allah contrasted sugar with gopher repeatedly in the Quran, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he himself has taught us how to be grateful.

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I'll end with just one Hadith. Imam, Bukhari Muslim and others all relates from the prophets of Allah, it was seldom well from the Sahaba of the Lavon, that the prophets of Allah it was.

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He would

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pray at night, he would rise for the headship.

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And for the nights, the vigil and the nightly prayer,

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he would rise that night and pray for long hours.

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And he would stand for so long had that what are the MA until his feet would become swell? Allah?

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So the Sahaba of the Allah, others including minion, Anisha will the Allah Allah all said to him, that will messenger of ALLAH, why do you have to stand for so long in prayer in this manner, so much so that your feet become swollen?

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When the foot Allah will come out of them and then become a matter? When Allah has forgiven? All that has passed before all will come for you. Allah has forgiven everything for you. So why do you still stand in prayer in this manner, so much so that your fees become swollen? And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam reply was a fella a corner abdomen chakra. So what should I not be grateful servant of law

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we should be grateful to Allah not only for our body, our health, our water, our food, our drink, our air, our life, our daily blessings,

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the great skift

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guidance hedaya

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As Allah says come out of Santa Fe come Rasul Amin come through Alikum is 10. And we use a key we

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hikma we are the McMahon and the moon with koroni at Korako Mascaro.

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Just as I have sent to you a Messenger from yourselves,

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who recite to you my verses

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and who nurtures

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and teaches you the book and wisdom and teaches you that which you did not know.

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So Allah then says, These are my gifts and my blessings to you. I sent you a messenger

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who conveyed my versity

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who nurtured

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who taught you the book who taught you wisdom, who taught you things you did not know. This is my gift and blessing to you. So what should you do for the good only of Guru calm? Remember me I shall remember you will score ruling and be grateful to me when I had that form and to not be grateful to me.

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So we have apart from our worldly things of health, wealth, love

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Life, air water, food, nourishment systems.

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Apart from these worldly things, our greatest blessing and gift is Hidayah and guidance from Allah

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and for that we should be grateful for the glory of God. Remember me I shall remember you or Scott all you will add that forum and be grateful to Me and do not be ungrateful.

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I pray that Allah subhana wa Tada enable us to and Stan May Allah make us amongst those who count their blessings daily all the time, religious and non religious, worldly and unworldly. And may Allah make is amongst those who are grateful for these blessings and who remain focused and positive. Was Allah wa salam O Allah Abdi he bought a soda in a b&m. Hamad Why are the the Sanhedrin in Himachal RAM de Cristo Allah, Allah and stuff like that