Gratitude Part 2

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wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Musa you know what I mean? The being

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Ramadan WADA the US Army here Jemaine my bad so far was a bit of a shape on it regime Smilla Rahmanir Rahim in Allahu wa muda it could the whole year Soluna Alan Nabil your Lilina salary he was selling sleep

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Allahu wa salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad in in Libya to me you are Anna Rahim Salam

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was better listeners Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Previously I spoke on the topic of gratitude, Shaka.

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I said a lot

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in the space of a short talk, and I was requested to expand and elaborate on some of the points so

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Inshallah, I will do that today.

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I've already mentioned a lot about sugar, gratitude,

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the word

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for ingratitude. I explained in some detail.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us much to be grateful for

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beginning with life, with health,

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even faith, even good deeds. So let me discuss some practical examples of how we have what we should be grateful for, and how we can be grateful for these things to Allah.

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Allah who is resourceful Allah Almighty, who was some of them have mentioned some of the most basic things in the Quran and Hadith

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for which person should be grateful.

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In the story I mentioned before, about Abubaker not model de la and Homer

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and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wall came out hungry, the famous hadith of Sahih Muslim.

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They were hungry and they were fed on dates on water.

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And then, eventually they had a meal.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam told them we will be you will be questioned about this on the day of reckoning.

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Imam Timothy Rantala Healy relates that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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the first thing or one of the first things that a servant of Allah will be questioned about on the day of judgment

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is that it will be set to him and your Allah, Allah Musa Holika just smoke when are we coming? In Burdett? Did we not give you

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did we not make healthy your body did we not make your body healthy for you?

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And to be not give you

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have cold water to drink? So these are just examples of simple things dates, water milk.

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The body basic health foods.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says in the Holy Quran

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yeah you hola Nina animal Kuruman play yerba Tamara Xochimilco wash Kuruvilla, hidden quantum ear hotel Doom are believers eats

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of the pure things that we have provided for you.

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And this is a reference to food

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or believers eat of the pure things that we have provided for you. And then we're screwed in, in quantum ear who Tom would own and be grateful to Allah, if it is indeed only him that you worship and serve.

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simple food

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Allah subhanho wa Taala will tell people on the Day of Judgment did we not give you a healthy body and to be not give you water to drink?

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this body of hours,

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to appreciate what we have

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we should look at those who do not enjoy, possess and share. While not endowed with what Allah has blessed it's

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it's a test of Allah we do not under understand Allah's wisdom in such things, but

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to be grateful

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for what we have in terms of physical health, just look at those

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who for whatever reason,

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do not enjoy and possess that health.

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I was mentioning about exercises, that psychological therapeutic

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exercises that are given for the betterment of one's mental and emotional health and well being.

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Some of these exercises include things such as, write down

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all that you have, don't focus on what you don't have, but write down all that you have. And concentrate on these things. That's just one of the exercises. Someone then told me later of another exercise that they had read about, which is write down

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just a few things, you could just write down three things. For instance,

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beginning with the phrase or beginning with the words, I am grateful that I am not

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do that. I am grateful that I am not forget everything else. Take a pen and paper and write down three or five sentences. Sometimes it's difficult to actually go through them. So begin with just three.

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I am grateful that I am not and then put down whatever you wish.

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That will

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really put things into focus and into perspective.

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I'm grateful that I am not.

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And sometimes one of the first things that may come to a person's mind when

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doing such an exercise is health is disability.

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That I am grateful that I am not disabled.

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I'm grateful that I'm not a cripple.

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I am grateful that I am not a blind luck but just the eyes.

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They have been called Creme de la Creme attain meaning the two noble honored precious

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items and possessions of a human being in a hadith

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quoting Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says

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Well, I think the paraphrasing of the hadith is Allah subhanahu wa that

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does not take away the two valuable prized, noble honored possessions of his servant, and then his servants remains patient over such a dispossession

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except that Allah rewards him with gem

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and what are those two prized noble honored possessions? The eyes

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they are so valuable.

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In a verse of the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, in the summer I will bust out a wall for other kulula I can and houmous

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the indeed the hearing

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and the sight and the heart

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all of these things will be questioned about meaning. Every human being will be questioned about these things, of course, along with other things.

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Why have these been mentioned?

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It's because

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with the mind and heart we think can we feel

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with the eyes we see

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With the ears were here. These are great gifts. These are our channels of communication with the world our channels of perception, vision, hearing, understanding, feeling. These are the senses.

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And these are great gifts and blessings.

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So we will be questioned about the specific gifts and blessing along with others but they have been specifically mentioned

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that Allah has given us them, what did we do with them? How did we use them? This is why the ears can be used in good or in sin.

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The power of speech

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Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah gives all that He gives as a test.

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One shouldn't think that there's good in me,

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for which Allah has given me this.

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Or there's ill in him or her that they have been deprived of such a thing.

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Allah subhana who was the Allah told the prophets alayhi wa sallam including the Prophet Musa Ali, he said,

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be grateful to Allah, tell your people to be grateful to Allah. And Musa alayhis salam is one prophet amongst others who Allah mentions in the Quran as having been given specific instructions to guide his people to shook to gratitude.

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He was Musa alayhis salam who told his people, what is the other than a rock Bukola in Chicago to La z, then come well in kufr tominaga V. Alicia de.

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And remember when your Lord declared

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that if you are grateful,

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I will surely give you more.

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But if you are ungrateful, then indeed my retribution is severe.

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Musa alayhis salam is the one who gave that message to his pee.

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Musa alayhis salam was also the one whom Allah azza wa jal instructed with the words

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well, Asana Musa Biya Athena and Akridge calm welcome in Avila Murthy Elon moon,

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and indeed We sent Musa with Amazon's

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commanding him, an ostrich OMEGAMON Avila Mata illan. Know that extract your people from the darknesses plural to the land.

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And then with a good whom be a yarmulke in the field Adicolor ayat in the coolness of bar in Chicago and remind them meaning your people have the blessings and favors of Allah a young law here means Nirmal Allah with a kill him be a yam Allah. Are you with a kid whom be near Mila

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and remind them the people of the gifts favors bounties and blessings of Allah in the valley Can I add in the coolness of burning Shaku indeed in this are clear signs for every patient, grateful person.

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So Musa alayhis salam was commanded by Allah to be grateful to teach his people gratitude. But why have I mentioned all of this about Musa alayhis salam?

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To illustrate a point I was mentioning about the power of hearing the sense of sight, the power of speech, and that we shouldn't think that there's good inners that Allah has given us some thing or there's ill in someone else that Allah has deprive them of something. Everything Allah gives, Allah gives us a test. Allah withholds as a test two sides of the same coin, Allah gives to test Allah with holes to test Allah gives to some to see if they are Shakir grateful. Allah withholds things from people to see whether they are Cybil. Patient. So Musa alayhis salam, remarkably, he was Galena, Allah, meaning the one whom Allah would converse with,

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who had a gift or a blessed blessing greater than that of conversing with Allah. He was called Kaleem Allah,

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the conversant of Allah. And yet, despite all of these other blessings that Allah showered on him, Allah subhana who would Allah chose to withhold from him? What he gave countless others

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which is fluent speech. So you're gonna Musa alayhis salam

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suffered from a stet a speech impediment

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and that's why when Allah told him go to Pharaoh

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Musa alayhis salam sat to Allah and the background was that Musa alayhis salam felt that I suffer

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a speech impediment

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and Allah has instructing me

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to go back to Egypt

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and to go to Pharaoh

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to face him

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with the speech impediment to stand in his court, full of dignitaries, nobles

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bureaucrats, scribes,

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everything single one of whom

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was fluence articulate,

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influential, powerful

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and to stand before all of them, and with the speech impediment, deliver a message from the creator of the lifts.

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So he prayed to Allah rubbish, Ronnie Sabri where Cindy Emery was, that the melissani If God will coli

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which only was Edom in early Haruna, offish to be EZRI.

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That Oh, my Lord,

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open up, expand, make content, my bosom

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and make easy for me my affair. What blew up to the middle is sunny and unravel this knot in my tongue.

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That's the meaning Well, hello, that the middle is sunny and unravel this knot in my tongue. You have a whole goalie so that they may understand my words

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if we can speak fluently without stuttering without stammering

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that is such a gift and such a blessing that ALLAH SubhanA who would the IRA withheld even from the Prophet Musa alayhis salam in his wisdom

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even though Allah gave him so much, and Allah instructed him to be grateful,

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and Allah instructed him to tell his people to be grateful.

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Well, Allah in His wisdom, withheld the blessing of unimpeded speech, even from his beloved conversant Prophet Musa alayhis salam, who actually enjoyed the title of gleam Allah, the one with whom Allah spoke directly.

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And that's just one gift in the body,

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the gift of the tongue the gift of speech.

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So we should be grateful that we are not unable to speak

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and for those who do suffer a speech impediment, know that this is not because of any flaw, shortcoming or defect in you.

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None at all. Allah doesn't give

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necessarily because that person is better

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or withhold because that person is not better.

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We do not understand the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa taala. Allah Allah gives to test and Allah with holes to test. These two are the same, these these are both different sides of the same coin, the test of Allah

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every gift and grant of Allah

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is a test.

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Every depriving and withholding on the part of Allah is the test.

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We can hear

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that in itself

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is such a gift.

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We can see

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and this is probably the most precious thing we have. Log

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To be able to see

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we also have a duty to look after our eyes.

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Really to,

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to look after our health,

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to look after our eyes never to endanger

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these gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala what's remarkable is glasses are a very recent phenomenon. Spectacles are a very recent phenomenon.

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And until recently, people enjoyed excellence of modern day lighting,

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modern day viewing,

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reading, especially in poor light, that is very harmful.

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We have a duty to preserve that health.

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Our bodies are an Amana, her trust from Allah.

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They are a test they are a gift.

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We cannot abuse these bodies, we must look after them.

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I'm looking after them doesn't necessarily mean getting jacked at the gym

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and chiseled.

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But in moderation, wisely, responsibly. Looking after the body.

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The arm eyes, the hearing

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one side

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the rest of the functions and senses of the body loss loss as in the summer obasa role for the cooloola econ. Missoula indeed the eyes, the hearing, and the side and the heart all of these things will be questioned about we will be interrogated about these things. And that goes along with the Hadith, in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the first thing that a person will be servants will be questioned about on the day of reckoning is a lump of sick look at just schmuck did we not make healthy for you your body.

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If we have a healthy body, a normal functioning body, that in itself is such a great gift and blessing of a loss.

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We can begin from there.

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Our eyes, our ears, our power and sense of hearing of sight of thinking.

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If we do not suffer

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mental ill health, emotional ill health, we should be grateful.

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And there is no stigma in that time. There isn't. That can be many causes for depression. Sometimes it's self inflicted. But on so many occasions, very normal people, innocent people who haven't done anything to induce that depression for various reasons, they suffer mental ill health and we should

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they deserve. Every ill person deserve sympathy without that.

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And we shouldn't draw a distinction between physical illness and mental illness.

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The body is a very complex and extremely sensitive

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organism, which is vulnerable and susceptible to all manner of changes.

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smallest thing disrupts the whole system.

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It really does.

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And the mind is even more complex than the body. It's the most complex organism known to man in the universe. As far as we know there's nothing more complex than the human brain.

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So anything can trigger

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some malfunctioning of the mechanism

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the brain is susceptible to wounds, dance

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disturbance disruption.

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Law make it easy for everyone.

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But if someone is innocently suffering from ill health,

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they do deserve sympathy

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and support.

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And we shouldn't draw any distinction between physical well being and health and mental well being and health.

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when we draw that distinction, we just treat people

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with mental and emotional health issues as being mad,

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which doesn't help in any way.

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So if we all sound of mind and sound of body that in itself is such a great gift and blessing of lust,

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that in itself,

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we should learn to be grateful we should begin to be grateful to Allah. And how can we be grateful? One, by constantly verbally being grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala and mentally ascribing everything to Allah

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for this,

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in a very beautiful Hadith related ban on Iran, Iraq, de la Haley, and similar hadith is related by even imagine hustling from Amazon America, it'll be a lot harder and the Barani from a wall murmur will be Allah on.

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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Never does Allah

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bestow His blessing, just one

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man anomala who

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never admitted,

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never does Allah bestow a blessing upon his servant.

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And then that servants praises Allah, except that that praising is actually greater to Allah than the gift and the blessing itself.

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Never does Allah bestow a blessing upon his servant, and then that servants praises Allah for that blessing.

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Except that the praise which the servant renders to Allah is greater to Allah than the gift and the blessing itself.

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Can you imagine?

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And that's just for saying Alhamdulillah.

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So one we should be grateful to Allah verbally, mentally, ascribing all good to Allah subhanho data and never to oneself

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and therefore being proud of it.

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And arrogant about it.

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If Allah has blessed someone with beauty,

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why should they be arrogant?

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Allah gives in one way and Allah takes in another way

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mentally, we should ascribe we should be grateful and ascribe all good to Allah subhanho wa taala. That Allah has wisdom, which we do not understand, chose to give us this or chose to withhold this from others.

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Who should be and it's a test that are we grateful to Allah for it? Are we ungrateful? Are we grateful verbally and mentally by ascribing that to Allah not to ourselves, and being smug and arrogant over it?

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What are we truly grateful to Allah? It's a test.

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So we should be grateful to Allah verbally first of all, saying Alhamdulillah as often as possible, the Quran begins with the word sort of confetti have begins with the word Alhamdulillah help

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or Praise belongs to.

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We don't deserve any praise.

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And this may seem a rather simplistic thing to say but it's very profound in itself because it's a reminder

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that do not praise yourselves. Praise Allah.

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Do not praise yourself.

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If Allah has bestowed a blessing on you,

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then you should be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala the hand the praise for that belongs to Allah not to you.

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So that's one way of being grateful verbally and mentally.

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In believe by ascribing this Tala Furthermore, one should be grateful by using these gifts and blessings of Allah one's hearing one side, one's power of speech, one's tongue, one's intelligence, one's mind, one's body, one's energy, one's life, one's time,

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in the service and in the pleasure of a

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law rather than in the disobedience

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we should be grateful for life for our health, our bodies, we should even be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for the good that we do, this is something else

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if we do good, any good, any good.

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We always like to believe this is because of me.

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I'm a good person. That's why I do good.

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We feel proud about

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and there's a very fine line between feeling satisfaction

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and a sense of achievement and accomplishment. Most importantly, I would describe your satisfaction and contentment and pride in smugness and arrogance is a very fine line.

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As long as we ascribe things to Allah,

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then there is no harm.

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In that blessing, being visible.

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Prophets Allah Almighty, who was still the Met, so have you read the Lavon?

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And he was dressed very simply, very, very, very simply.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him has Allah not given you wealth, meaning has Allah given you wealth?

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She said, of course, Allah has given me much wealth, what kind of wealth? I have camels I have flocks. So Allah who I have wealth to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, Allah subhana, who would Allah loves to see his Nerima His favor his blessing upon his servant, if Allah has given you something, last panel with Allah wishes to see it.

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One of this however, the Allah Han war was something and his companion saw meaning the Sahaba his companions saw him and they realize that this is such a beautiful and splendid piece of clothing, which we have never seen before on him. So when he merged me they were all staring at him. So he has had Rasul Allah Subhan, Allah Almighty, He was salam told us that when Allah subhanho wa taala, Allah bestows His blessing upon his servant, who wishes to see the effects of that blessing upon his servant. And this hadith has been narrated from a number of different Sahaba are the love that indeed Allah desires to see the mark or the effects of his blessing upon his servant in the echo in

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one narration, in the love your head, one euro near Mata here

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and in one narration in the law, your one Torah number two who Allah

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indeed Allah wishes to see loves to see the effect the trace of his blessing upon his servant.

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And in a hadith narrated by Muslim and others Sahaba one of the Sahaba of the love and him as prophets Allah love Eileen Muslim era Saul, Allah, a man likes his shoes to be good.

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And the Hadith continues. So the paraphrasing the meaning of the hadith is a man likes to his shoes to look good, his clothes to look good.

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etc. So is this arrogance prophets Allah Allah and Islam said no.

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In the lodge Amina in your head will Gemma indeed Allah has beautiful and Allah loves beauty

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and some generations of a similar Hadith, Allah is beautiful Allah loves beauty, and Allah wishes to see the effect of his blessing upon his servant

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arrogance is

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but what will help welcome to Nance. The denial of truth arrogance is the denial of truth

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and the contempt of the people holding others in contempt and looking down on others

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is arrogance.

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when we do something good

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if we feel a sense of achievement, accomplishment

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And most importantly, the word I would use satisfaction and pleasure and contentment for having done something good.

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That is commendable. There is no harm in that at all.

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If a person fast, optional fast, let's say on a Monday, one week, they decide, it's a very long day. But still, they say I'm going to fast. Monday, they observe a son now fast Thursday, they observe a son that fast. And at the end of their fast on that day, they feel happy and content, that I did something, I managed it, I can complete the I accomplished it, I feel good. There is no harm in that at all that is good. It's the sense of a sense of achievement, sense of accomplishment. Its satisfaction, it's a sense of contentment, and happiness, and valid joy over a good deed. That is all acceptable, and it's commendable. There is no harm in it. As long as

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along with that joy and satisfaction and sense of accomplishment. A person believes that this would this wasn't possible because of good in me.

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Rather, this was possible only with the Lo Fi and the divine blessing, strengthening and enablement of love

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and the guidance.

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That's the balance.

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One can feel happy and content and joyous, over the good that one does. And the sense of satisfaction, one should never ascribe the origin of that good deed to come from oneself in the sense that it's because of the goodness in me that I did this and I achieve this.

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On the day of reckoning, in fact, in Jana in Jamna itself.

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And this is the beauty of the people of Jim,

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that even in Jannah Allah quotes them, they will say Alhamdulillah the Madonna Leha Woolmark Nalina 30 Lola and Sudan Allah

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but All Praise be to Allah who guided us to this.

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Well, my cool learning

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and we will not want to have found guidance ourselves.

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We will not want to be guided ourselves, Lola and her Dharma law if it wasn't for the fact that Lord guided us.

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It's remarkable, the end of the verse says

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until Kamala Jen,

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who is to move Habima quantum dama room that it will be announced. That this is paradise, which you have been given an inheritance and in succession, because of the deeds used to do so Allah will actually tell them it will actually be announced to them that this Jana you have earned through your deeds.

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But they at the beginning of the verse still say of him that he learned that he had an ally however, All Praise be to Allah who guided us to this.

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And if it wasn't for Allah's guidance, we would have never found guidance in sort of the genre the last panel with the other tells the Prophet Sall Allahu Allahu.

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You will known Alec and Islam. Allah the moonwalk Allah Islam Hockenberry la, la Coleman, Heather kombucha EMA

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they boast too.

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They boast of their favor to you

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that they have become Muslim will let them know Allah Islam

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say, Do not boast of your Islam to me.

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But Allah Who human knowledge, rather Allah boasts Allah announces his favor to you that he guided you to faith.

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If only you truly believe or if you are true believers

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How about the love ascribed or good total?

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Law major and minor Eman as well as single small good deeds

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if we speak the truth, if we speak the truth, we like to believe of ourselves. I speak the truth because I'm a good person.

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I don't lie, because I'm a moral

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upright, scrupulous, ethical

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pie pious individual.

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I am not unscrupulous I am not corrupt. I am not dishonest, I do not lack integrity. I am a good person. And that's why I speak the truth.

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If we speak truth, we like to believe that that truthfulness and honesty and integrity come

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from the goodness of our character

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in that famous long Hadith

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related by one of the poets amongst the Arabs garbled nomadic cattle the Allahu

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very eloquent individual who has that famous long Hadith about his ordeal.

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And I've commented on the entire Hadith in great detail

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so do refer to it

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when he chose to remain behind in the ninth year of Hijra

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from the campaign of the walk

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when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam returned to Medina

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many hypocrites who remain behind

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with without justification,

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and maliciously

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to avoid being with the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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They came and they offered their excuses and they lie they lie to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam

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and the prophets Allah love it was the limb was told by Allah to ignore them, overlook them,

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treat them

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as they were treating him

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garbled mnemonic when the alarm

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came to the Prophet civil alarm it was

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and he could have lied.

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But he spoke the truth.

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And because he spoke the truth, he could have lied and got away with it all. Just one simple lie, and he would have saved himself a heap of trouble.

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But no, he spoke the truth.

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For speaking the truth, he was banished. He was separate. He was isolated, he was ostracized, he was reduced to tears and loneliness and despair.

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And the whole world the whole the whole world, entire earth became narrower and restricted for him despite its vastness.

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Their own souls as Allah says, while a thorough Filipina who lives who had thought that he will have to be Mara, without that Allah He infosum was an LANL German Allahu Allah La

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Matabele in the tube

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but Allah's Mercy descended upon even those three, and upon those three

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whose affair was delayed

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until even when the until when the earth despite its vastness became narrower and restrict constricted falling or darker that led him in foster home and even their souls became constricted and suffocating for a while then Allameh gentleman Allah He in LA and they became

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assured and convinced that there is no refuge from Allah except Unto Allah.

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That was their condition. So he suffered all of this along with the other two. So how about Allah Allah? Because they all spoke the truth.

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Speaking of that single act of great honesty, what does garbled and radical the hola are insane, that beautiful Hadith, he says

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that after the great blessing of email that Allah bestowed on me,

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I do not know of any other gift, any other blessing greater than the blessing of truth, which I was able to speak to the Messenger of Allah. So Allah Almighty,

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and he continues when I could have lonely just like the others lied, and apparently be saved

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and be excused just as they were excused.

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But no, I spoke the truth. But remarkably what he says, despite all his sincerity, and the fact that Allah and his little soul sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam both loved him

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despite all of that he ascribes and he attributes

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truth, not to himself, not to the goodness of his character, but rather to Allah. And he regards that single instance of speaking the truth as the greatest blessing of Allah after the gift and the blessing of EMA.

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That's how the Sahaba of the ALLAH, so every deed

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so our piety, our good deeds, our health, our wealth, our faith, our well being.

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All praise for all of these things belongs to Allah.

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All Praise belongs not to ourselves.

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And if someone

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ascribes these blessings of Allah to Allah, that in itself will protect the person from arrogance.

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It will,

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it will remind them to remain humble.

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There's so much that can be said about gratitude being grateful.

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love Allah gives everything

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or withhold anything, as a test. See if the servant is grateful upon the gift of Allah, for the gift of Allah, and patient, for the test of Allah.

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As Musa alayhis salam told his people, as Allah told him to tell his peak, well, they've given me a yam Allah, in the view that Nicola is the liquid soap bar in Chicago. And remind them of the favours of Allah of the blessings of Allah indeed, in this

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eye surely, son, it's clear so for every patient greats, four pairs, the two go together sub and shock sub and shocker

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we should be grateful to Allah for what we have. And be patient have a what we don't not panic. Not be a zoo

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in Santa Holika, hoorah.

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Man is Hulu.

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And what's the definition of Hulu?

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Is I'm not so sure what

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the definition is given in the verses themselves. The man is created the man is Hulu. He's created Hello. So what is her law?

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It combines two qualities.

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when in good fortune,

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and panicky when in misfortune.

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So whenever man doesn't have something, he forgets everything

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he forgets

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And he panics over that one thing which he or she doesn't have.

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And indeed, that's our condition. We focus on one negative, we ignore all the good.

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And then when we get that one good, like a child with its toy, you forget everything else. And we cling on to that one thing, refusing to share it, refusing to be grateful for it.

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And this is why

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in gratitude is connected to stinginess

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when, when Allah has given blessed someone with wealth

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this verse explains it all.

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When Allah blesses someone with wealth, they think it's theirs. They think they've got it because it belongs to them. They think it's theirs because of some good in so subconsciously, inwardly. They think and they feel that why should I share this? It's mine.

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It's mine.

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Why should I share?

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And that sits menorah? If I'm a soul Jairo. Munawwara. When good 14 touches him, he is withholding he is stingy

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because he thinks it's mine.

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But if that same person genuinely felt that this is Allah's gift, Allah's favor, Allah's blessing, I'm grateful to Allah, how can he think say and believe and feel all of that, and at the same time, be childish and stingy and withholding and clinging? clinging to that thing? Just won't happen? Believing,

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knowing, feeling and saying that I am grateful to Allah for this, that person will be willing to share the gift of Allah the bounty of Allah the favor of Allah truly will

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that's why in the universe will honor the

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full moon the

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Full Movie route is super high

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for a throttle neighbor Hina Kern for Sutton and Biggie gemera

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la swears by horses

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by the charging steeds by the thieves that charge brazenly with open chests

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for Moriarty

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by the same steeds who when they charge the Ignite sparks

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for the movie rod is super high

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by the same steeds that raid early in the morning

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because that's what used to happen morning dawn raids

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for a thorough maybe he Nakara

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and who

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raise dust

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for something maybe he Gemma hegemon.

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And then at it, they penetrate

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the hordes and the multitudes right in the middle so the horses will charge straight

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into the multitudes

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now it's a very graphic image

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of a horses charging into battle.

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Then the last parameter with Allah says

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after swearing by these horses

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in the Lind, Santa's little bee helical.

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Indeed, man is ungrateful to his law.

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We're in the Houllier, Bill Hader, Alicia de

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we know who Allah Lika Shahid were in the hula hoop Bill Hader Alicia de, indeed, man is canoed the meaning of canoes is ungrateful to his law, denying of the favours of Allah.

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And he is a witness against himself of this, when the Julio Bill Hader should eat and indeed one of the meanings is and indeed he is intense and severe.

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In his love for wealth,

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again see how the two are connected.

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being ungrateful makes a person clinging.

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If he thinks his belongings

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are entirely his,

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he or she will cling on to them.

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That these are mine, these are mine.

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These are mine. They don't belong to anyone else like a child, holding on to it, clinging on to it,

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clasping it to one's chest, refusing to share it with others, feeling with great passion and conviction and vigor that nobody else has a right in this.

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It's mine.

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That's ingratitude to Allah. And the two are connected in gratitude is connected to miserliness, stinginess, and withholding in Lille in southern Europe the healer can wound we're in the huella the regular Shaheed when the hula hoop will fade, Alicia the Indian indeed man is canoed I extremely ungrateful.

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And indeed he is a witness against himself of this. And indeed he is intense and severe in his love of wealth. And in the other verse, indeed, man is created Hello. When good fortune touches him he is withholding and miserly and stingy

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and when misfortune

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befalls him, he panics

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another interesting thing

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is that Allah swears by the horses

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and then law mentions man's ingratitude. Is there a disconnect? No, there's actually a good connection. And the connection is think of the horses

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that look how grateful loyal and devoted horses are.

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These are mighty creatures

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mighty creatures

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it's been known that horses have people have died

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because of one red kick from a horse people have been killed from one rear kick

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a horse is a magnificent animal

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its strength its speed its sturdiness its resilience

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it's ability

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it's highly intelligent

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it's very emotion

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it's independent.

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Your watch Ramallah remarkable

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is that man

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looks after these horses, feeds them,

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washes them.

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Feed some grass, feed some hay, washes them, treats them well. And for these few things,

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horses become utterly loyal and devoted to their riders and their carers for a little bit of food

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and a little care

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to the extent

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this person gives them some grass, some water, washes them

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and then climbs on their backs.

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And then whips them

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tugs up their

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Cases rains and buckles

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pulls and tugs at the mouth at the head.

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To the rear to the right to the left, Prague's them

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goads them

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whips them racism, rides them, tires them out, and if need be even rides them into battle.

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In full danger, and that's the relevance of the vs will add the to the brand

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For more than half a movie Raja Sabha, and these horses fearlessly, loyally and devotedly carry their riders carry their masters carry their feeders and carers straight into battle without fear without reservation.

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Even though they can actually sense danger themselves, they aren't Intel, highly intelligent animals

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This is why they kick they don't just kick instinctively.

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If someone bothers a horse or irritates, and they will kick it.

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So upon the irritation, they can kick.

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They that intelligent and sensitive, but they're also intelligent, sensitive and wise enough to know that they are going into battle.

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They can sense of danger, but they will still ride their masters, as out of a sense of loyalty and devotion, because of some haze, some carrot, some apples

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and some grass and a bit of washing. Imagine.

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Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Indeed, man is extremely ungrateful to Allah to his law. That's a comparison. But look at these horses, animals that we regard as dumb beasts, lacking the power of speech,

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and yet they are wiser than us, more loyal than us more devoted than us more grateful than us.

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And we, we pride ourselves on our intelligence

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and in contrast to the horses who get some fruits

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and mainly grass and hay which we don't grow ourselves

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and some water and some cleaning and brushing.

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These animals are so loyal, so grateful, in contrast to that,

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we who enjoy every blessing and favor of Allah subhanho wa Taala as Allah says repeatedly in Salta, ramen for about a year, it'll be coming to the band for about a year

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to get the band. So jinn and men which is it of the law of favors and the blessings and the bounces of your Lord that you deny, wishes it? What do you want to deny? What can you deny? Despite all of these favors, we are extremely ungrateful to our law.

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And we are stingy and miserly.

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Because of our intense love for wealth, which we believe is our product. Our own achievement is ours because of some goodness in ourselves, is our earning and not the gift of Allah

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which causes us to refuse to share.

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I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala makers amongst those who are truly grateful to Allah

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Who learned to be grateful in Word and indeed.

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And by being grateful, one will not only reap great rewards with Allah,

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one will enjoy the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala

01:03:43--> 01:04:01

will be a better person sight of Allah. But even in worldly terms, one will be happier, more content, more grateful. One will be able to count one's blessings, when we'll be able to focus on the positives rather than the negatives

01:04:02--> 01:04:05

and thereby enhance and improve

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one's mental and emotional health and well being.

01:04:14--> 01:04:15

One will learn to be content

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and that's what we lack not possessions but content.

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And famous Hadith which we've heard so many times, may Selena Guthrie rattled

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on Anka throttle Allah

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Well, I can live in Ghana knifes.

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So Lisa Lavina, and Kathy Arnold without canola, Xena, Xena NIFS

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wealth, richness is not from the excess

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of goods or the excess of wealth

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rather, richness

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is the richness of the heart, the richness of the soul. And how does a person win the lottery of the soul? How does a person win the richness and the wealth gained them in the wealth of the soul by content

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for now

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if a person has millions, but there is not gonna no content plus NO ghafar If in the heart,

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then the person is poor.

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If a person possesses little, but its content in the heart, that person is truly rich.

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Because they get the benefits of being rich without actually being rich.

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And the former

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lacks any benefits of being rich, despite being rich.

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riches are supposed to bring happiness and joy to a person.

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So what good are the riches if they don't bring that joy and happiness?

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And if someone is happy and joyful and content

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for free,

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why do they want the burden of riches?

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wealth is stressful.

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You own a certain amount, enough to get you by lambda.

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Beyond that, it's a bird, it truly is a bird.

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You're always fearful

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that it's going to be taken off, you're going to be robbed of it. So

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Canara which is contentment of the heart, the richness of the heart is deeply connected with gratitude.

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Because when a person is grateful, they will be contented.

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They really will be content.

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And as long as a person remains ungrateful, they will be panicky.

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They will cover it,

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they will long they will yearn,

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they will be possessed by a sense of lack

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and want

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and deprivation.

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Always wanting more

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and feeling that they never get

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and also feeling got nothing to be grateful for.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us amongst those who are grateful and thereby content grateful in every way in Word and indeed are Salallahu salam ala AMTA he would assume it to be you know, Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ultramarine permacolor movie Morbihan decrescendo Allah Hi, stuff