Ramadan360 Day #19 Status of the Believers

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contiene of Ramadan 360 It's such a pleasure to have you guys back with us if you're rejoining us. I know this is going to be kind of hard to be honest I asked my Quran challenge guys, this earlier today and I didn't expect as many names as I saw, mashallah, earlier today and yesterday, but is there anyone who hasn't missed a single session of Ramadan 360 live with us, let us know in the chat in sha Allah. And if you missed like half a session or whatever, we still counted as long as you were here. For part of it. We're so like, excited and humbled to have you. And I'm even more excited because the speaker today we've never had, as far as I'm aware in the last three years on the

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unlimited platform, and especially if you haven't had him on Ramadan, 360 and he's actually the co founder of myth dahinter Institute, and they do such amazing work. They're based in Michigan and I have so much respect mashallah for the institution, I hear so many great things about them. And it's such an honor to have with the Abdullah hero of the will have will leave on a sorry tongue twister. They will have a hate on us on our platform and Hamza for the first time. And I can't wait for it for us to hear from him in sha Allah and for us to benefit from him. For today's session today's session is topic is the status of the believers which is a beautiful topic I can't wait for us to

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dig into it and Charlaine of course will have Shea sides listening back with us after the session to do our Quranic reflection circles with you all we had a slight little tweak sorry guys if there if you did catch there was a bit of a mixup with tomorrow's session so just had called me on it live yesterday actually.

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But he is going to be back with us for he's gonna we're gonna have our for days with with him for today tomorrow you know this entire week up till Thursday, next week he's going to be not with us for the Thursday inshallah but we are back with Dr. Pena keen for that session as well. So I don't think anyone's going to complain, I'll handle it about it. Now just like live here to those who are joining in of course I want to give a quick shout out to the amazing people that make this experience possible. Of course we have forgotten woman in the UK who you've gotten a chance to get to know hh rd in the US you guys have connected with and then Islamic Relief Canada In Canada

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see you on screen. I said this 10 times before I started the session I was like don't do this stuff. So live up though. Have a here with us on Ramadan. 360 desikachar therapy joining us and for being part of this beneficial experience. Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh walaikum salam because we just have so I hope you're doing well inshallah hope all attendees are doing well. It's perfectly fine.

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My name is it's naturally a tongue twister. Two W's I'm not sure if people have names or two W's back and forth. So Allah bless you and bless the entire team for having us today. It's an honor to be on with you all. And mashallah, it was the another 360 program. May Allah bless you your entire team for putting it together in sha Allah Allah How's everyone doing? Hope everyone's doing well. I see if people are mashallah tuning in from different parts of the world. As you're tuning in, you can even write down where you're coming from sha Allah

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already Bismillah I'm gonna pass it off to you. We've had mashallah for this session and I'm very excited. I will be I'll be honest, I have very high standards or high expectations. I've heard amazing things.

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We listened so do our best

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with hungry learners on October 13, or salatu, salam ala shuffle, MBI and mousseline. So, Mohammed interview the enemy ladies, Mohammed turban, ng Lovato a lot and my bad forgot to call Allah Jota and if you could tell me that as his brother or below him in a ship on apology rajim Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim

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so email documenting min Allah healing telephone Welcome to fundamentally they're called beeline for boom and Holic for and whom was thoughtful

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are calling them we use an Allahu alayhi wa sallam, or had a competitor, you humbly a female, but enough see Akuma appalling abuse of Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and your brothers, sisters, elders and youngsters.

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Each and every one of us find value within us through various output through various points through various things in life. We find value through education, we find value, rather we seek value. Through our education, we seek our sense of value through our wealth, we seek our sense of value, through our friends circles, in our affiliations, we seek our sense of value, from different aspects of life in the way that we look in the car that we drive in the clothes that we wear in the purchase that we grab, in the watches that we put on our wrists. All of these things are different ways to feel a sense of value. And that value allows us to feel empowered, that value gives us presents,

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that value allows us to learn how to walk and talk in different circles, and to feel like we belong and to feel like no one can push us away, and gives us a sense of a superiority complex.

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And your brothers and sisters, all those aspects that we seek value from are beautiful. They're amazing. They do give individuals value education does provide all of us with different type of value. Hence we are here learning together. Well provides value, different lineages and families provide value. But there's one aspect and one affiliation that gives us more value than anything in our lives. It allows us not to only feel that we are valuable in this world, but it will give us the greatest value in the earth. And that is the affiliation of being in the moment of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That is the affiliation of being able to recite to Kenny Man of La

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ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasool Allah, this is where we seek value from the fact that I'm able to recite the Quran mine, wake up at night and pray Salah and join sessions like this. This is my value. This is what makes me proud Allah Subhana Allah says, who will be formula he won't matter he will be there Lika folia for who will hide on Nima, ah my own, let them know on Mohamed Salah Salem that it is through the formula of Allah. It is through the virtue of Allah, and through the mercy of Allah that they should be happy. They should be happy, who shouldn't be happier. Abbas says before the law refers to being a Muslim, the fact that Allah has given us Iman, the fact that Allah has

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given us Islam, Allah says be happy because of it, regardless of how everything else is working, and what is happening with the world and what is happening with us internally and externally. Allah subhanaw taala is saying, the greatest asset that a person has been given is this Kelim and this is what allows people to dig themselves in the ditches of injustices and darknesses and bring them to the light of the world. If we were to take a review of, of mankind in history in the history of mankind, to aim to identify a community, a society, a group of people in a a place a location that was falling deeper in the ditches of darkness, in the ditches of injustices, that every ill advice

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and flaw could be found within them.

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It would be difficult perhaps to find a time in an area in a people that fit these descriptions more so than the community before the coming of the prophets or sudden there was living in such were these people that every voice was synonymous to them.

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It was normal to fight with Keith and Ken it was normal for tribes to engage in decade long wars over the pettiest of things. It was normal for people to bury the daughters it was normal to take the rights of orphans. Such were these people that the Persians and the Romans when they were speaking about what country to take over next, what land to overtake next, they will look at Makkah in the people of hijas and say they are not people worth ruling. They were not people worth going after. Why? Because look at them. They're not worth ruling. When you brothers and sisters, something happened, a some type of switch turned on that that same community, those same individuals that were

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living in that land that no one wanted to rule over, over a span of 30 to 40 years, we're ruling over them.

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Those individuals that people wish not to engage with became the most revered and honored individuals of that era and perhaps the history of mankind. What changed what transpired, what switch turned on what became their source of motivation.

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They become more wealthy. And hence they take they took their value from wealth. They lost wealth

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When they became believers,

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money was given for the sake of protecting Islam. Money was given to us to seek out slaves and purchase them and free them for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala was it education?

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Only 35 individuals at the time of hedgerows, knew how to read and write was his family lineage. All of these are great aspects and great factors that help bring a community out of these flocks. But what changed was they were they were given a new perspective. They were empowered, they found in affiliation which gave them true value. And that was the affiliation of la ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, these same people now would walk across the world and they were honored through everyone. When I'm one of the Allah and entered intubate to knock this when the Christians told about obey them and gelato, the yellow angle, the General of the Army, that we will give you the

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keys of AXA, may Allah liberate us I once again and help those that are living there and all those who are struggling across the world what specifically AXA,

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we will give you the keys of AXA.

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When your leader Amina meaning comes and takes it.

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So they call Amara, the Allahu Anhu from the insulin one hour, and he comes. And as he enters the camps of the Muslims, a Buddha says to him, yeah, I mean, I mean, a young Basilica and Tibet dilla. Thea buck, would it be okay, if you just change your clothes because they look a little raggedy look patched up. Perhaps it would be better if you just change your clothes. Perhaps it would be better if you find a better affiliation than being a Muslim. Perhaps it will be better if you don't make will do. Perhaps it would be better if you don't believe in Murad. You're so talented and smart. It doesn't suit you to believe in this in these things. It doesn't be fit you to pray in a room in a

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corner, it doesn't look good. The way that you dress, it doesn't suit you. How many times have we heard those statements? And I'm gonna have the new

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made a statement that was loud enough for us to understand the response that we need to give ourselves in those situations and he says, couldn't nurse that we were the lowest people. We were the lowest of people for in Allaha. Zina Islam, and Allah gave us honor. Allah empowered us, Allah give us value. Allah gave us a sense of presence to the schema of la ilaha illAllah wa obita Halina is that if you label Islam, other than Allah, if we were to seek honor, if we were to seek a sense of respect in the community, a sense of presence within our circles, outside of the paradigm of this beautiful religion, Allah subhanaw taala will once again make us fall flat on our face. What made

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those individuals valuable was not any of their aspects any aspect of their wealth or education. It was the aspect of having the caliber the same biller Well, the Allahu Anhu was being humiliated under the under the rocks of Makkah in the scorching sun of Maccha. Fast forward a few years in Potomac, it takes place in the conquest of Makkah takes place in the eighth year of Hijra in the porcelain is sitting around the curb, and all of the believers are still sitting there and standing there waiting for the next call of action, in the problem says to below, Camilla below, can you stand up and climb the Kaaba and give the other give the other? Why? Because the same person was

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humiliated in the city. And now Allah has honored what has changed. What has changed is that they were given value to this many brothers youngsters and elders and sisters. As we sit here in this lesson next of Ramadan, we have to understand that our point of reference can only be one,

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we can have one consistent point of reference. And now that point of reference allows our decisions to be consistent. We can have one source of motivation, that is the strongest source of motivation. If our source of motivation is wealth, education, power and fame, then our decisions will also be following that same stream and that stream line of thinking, but our source of motivation if it's Allah for later Hulu will hire to Marilla while Ateca tunnel door while another movie Bob Well they tell us the painting or been like a mural or painting or being an iron Amina horrible, either so Himachal would do for Kulu Hagen or Kula de Baca turabi to know about the poet says, Oh Allah if you

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are pleased, that what does everyone else means?

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Well, they tell you that the Vainio been evading obeying the elemina Karabo if my relationship with you is cultivated, if I have strengthened that ties, though,

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was ties of a relationship, and everyone else doesn't really matter as much. But it was a great word of the poet he says, knuckle hinge Muhammad among maybe you Emami Lee took a homily with Richard Mahana Hara buco that I feel abandoned I was meaning, oh Allah I saw, I saw a sense of pride, a sense of empowerment through every other aspect of, of life through every avenue. And I fail to find it. Manager Mahana Karabo, Tara verbunden was merely, I finally found it through seeking value, and through seeking a sense of honor, through your deen through your worship, these people in this world, a lot of us are given respect simply because of the badge that we wear. What university that

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we, the university that we study in? The company that we work for? These are all affiliations that do give honor.

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But at the same time, the badge that we internalize in our lives in our heart is the badge that gives us the most honor. In such honor was given through this batch, such honor was given through this badge of Islam. But even the prophets of Allah who I know you will send them in the most respectful way I was reminded of it. Don't you allow any other affiliation to overlook the affiliation of a believer?

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Let it not be that we allow people to simply be honored because of the way that they look, or just the way that they speak. Honor comes through that which they have in the past some looks at the cloud, but one day he says, Man, I want to keep on that Ashraful key on that a chroma key. Oh camera, how beautiful are you? How honorable Are you? How majestic Are you? Okay, but let it be known that a heart of a believer is more honorable in the eyes of Allah than even the gada.

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Such was the value of this believer that when the Prophet Salam is sitting with the leaders of Makkah,

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Abuja, who are to buy a beer Beer, Abu Lahab, and these individuals are sitting around the porcelain and the Prophet Salam has the best intention.

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And He is advising them. And he's encouraging them to become Muslim. So the intent is pure.

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Intent is pure. And this is very important for us to understand that a good intention doesn't allow us to be negative towards people. A good intention does not in any way, justify that we do the way that we deal with people. But I was, I had a good intention, I didn't really mean to hurt that person. I didn't really mean to. I didn't mean my words to be taken that way.

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Indeed, in the mullah Imam have been the years that the that the precedents in the foundation of an animal of an act is prefaced through an intention. The intention sets the foundation of everything else. This is absolutely true for a badass for worship, for our salaat, for our charity, for our tilava for the vicar, however, the Greek scholar nucleolar from Allah says, when it comes to dealings with people, when it comes to more AMA, that's when it comes to the way that we speak to our friends, when it comes to the way that we deal with other believers in even non Muslims and that we did the way that we deal with colleagues. The intent takes a backseat. And now, the foundation of

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that Iman, is how that person feels. So it's not about what we say. It's about how it's received. It's not about the way that we look at that person. It's the way that he feels. And hence Allah subhanaw taala says, we literally could only humans that illumise way way, can be one of two things. It can mean a the deepest valley of Jehan and B, irreversible regret, regret that we can never regret that we can never walk out.

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Allah says Wait, the deepest form of regret. Young will hustler day at the name of one of the names of the Day of Judgment, or the deepest valley of Jahannam will be for who will that be for those that?

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Don't pray? For sure they prayer is important. Is it for those that don't give their zakat on a yearly basis?

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What is it for liquidly houmas at Illumina for every person who looks down upon others, who was that refers to looking down upon others or rather making people feel less based upon how we look at them. And Louisa is making someone feel less based upon our hand motions. Just this is enough for a person if if a person feels any way because the way we look at him, that is what Hermoza Illumina says. So the problem is reminded in this beautiful story, as he's sitting with these, these great leaders of courage, and he has a good end

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Hands, he wants them to become Muslim. So sometimes, because we have good intents towards others, and we wish for them to come closer to Islam, and we wish for them to feel like they're a part of their community, that's great. But sometimes when we do that, we push away those that are already there, push away those that are already a part of that gathering. We cannot add someone, we cannot add someone and remove some, we have to add them or keeping the group that we already have. So in this beautiful journey, Allah now says that while this is happening, a man by the name of Abdullah Al Maktoum, a man by the name of Abdullah Al Maktoum, a blind companion,

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he walks into the gathering, and he hears the prophets voice. And he says, I lemony yellow, sort of love him, I lemak Allah, or prophet of Allah, teach me from the things that Allah has taught you how to shut in the yellow. So teach me advise me, let me learn something new. And as he's walking into the gallery, and we can imagine, just think about like sitting with the greatest leaders of the world, and you have them right in front of you. And you've tried so many times to meet him, you've called them, you've texted them, you've had zoom meetings, and every single time they flaked, and every single time you tried to sit with them, they always turned away from you. And they always

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belittled you, you finally have them in front of you, and you are working.

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And you have this, you have something moving for you have something going, and you can see from those people's eyes, that they're interested. And as you're in this moment, in this high in this epidemic of giving that well, and you feel like you have them some random person in the story, the content of the story, some random person walks in, and hey, I want to talk to you, or SHINee teach me.

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So the Prophet Salam did not belittle him. He does not say hey, don't you see me talking? He did not say what's wrong with you? That wouldn't be you and I if there was you, and if we had if I had LeBron James sitting in front of me with like, Michael Jordan,

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be hockey fans a wing Gretzky, right? I have the right in front of me. Give them down. Wanna give me the Muslim show? Listen, put your day in their hearts. And as I'm doing that,

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and brother walks in. Hey, Jeff, you know, you're supposed to tell me something like, Bro, are you serious? Give me a few minutes, man, don't you see? I'm sitting with the Go MJ himself. Right? Or LeBron for those that find him to be the goat nonetheless,

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we would respond in so many different ways. The person didn't even say anything.

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He didn't respond to any negative response. This one has a negative but also you add to local ravine the profits are sinless, there might assume his simple reaction was such that if we did it we would be seen to be people of high character. If my response in that situation was

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that's a person of high character, but he is the prophet of Allah. So Allah says when Nakata hola hola. Aleem, he has been given the greatest character, every quality of every prophet was given to him. And this is him now. Now as he's sitting here. He frowns at us or whatever.

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And he turns away, your brothers and sisters

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understand the simple point

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that Allah subhanaw taala

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spoke to the Prophet about the situation and reminded him the value of a believer despite the fact the believer couldn't even see the from,

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he could not even see incense, the front of the Prophet.

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So the whole idea of the Prophet hurting him, never took place. Because Abdullah Al Maktoum was blind. He couldn't see the frown. He couldn't see the head turn.

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However, though he was not able to feel it. Allah subhanaw taala reminded the prophet that it hurt me. This is my believer.

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When Zahra opossums is a beautiful Hadith that has come to see what Allah subhanaw On the day of judgment and finally there have been in Torani, ALLAH SubhanA wa say to the believer that I became sick and you never visited me.

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And the believer will say, yeah, yeah, Allah, how did how would we visit you?

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And he would say when My believers became sick, and you did not visit them, it is as if you did not visit me.

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Allah subhanaw taala felt the How can my believer though he did not experience the hurt in the pain. It is still not acceptable. Many times you say that person has thick skin so I can say what I want to him. He is a believer she is a believer, but they have thick skin.

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But we are not only speaking to them. We are we are

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are speaking to their Iman, in their email is from Allah. And Allah takes it personal sometimes. And I'll give this last example and move on. Sometimes we can say something I have, we have students in our, in our seminary we have, we have, I'll use example of students and parents like if someone says something to my student,

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he may not mind. But I'm a ticket person. Because that's my student. You can't say that to him or her. That's not okay. I will take it personal. If someone speaks bad about my student, and I will speak to that person behind closed doors don't speak to him or her like that. It's unacceptable. If a mother, if a child or a son or daughter was spoken negative to or even frowned upon, that person may not have even felt it. Whatever ID but the mother wouldn't know. And the mother would take it personally. Well, Allah loves us more than more than our mother's love, a more than our Father's love for us. If our parents would take something personal. Imagine how personal Allah subhanaw taala

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takes these things Ibis or whatever. Yeah, rasool Allah you frowned. And Allah has so much love for the prophets of Salaam. And this is just a quick Arabic You know, language, aspect or subtlety. I mean, I love the language of Arabic. So sometimes I get lost in that so I don't want to go on a tangent, but Allah subhanaw taala out of his love for the porcelain, there's nothing either step whatever later that you turn your face and you frown he just says I understand what a witness someone front but an external to your Creator alchemy and Arabic proverb is that a sign indication is not for a smart person. It's one person he realizes, you know, sometimes we could say that so and

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so person did this. And we're like, yeah, that's not me. That may be the guy behind me. That's her. It's not me. But it's us. The person of the moment you heard these verses you knew Allah was referring to

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you it wasn't spelled out for him. And similarly, the opposite of that is well Jahan EULA actually here reseller a ignorant person even if a person is we spell it out for that person they still will understand. So Ibis I, what our awesome was, was in the most intelligent human, the most intelligent creation, you realize that Allah is referring to me. And I will, Atma, and all that unknown a blind person came. So Allah is saying he was blind, didn't even know what happened. But he'd even know what took place. But I knew what happened. Oh, man, you did he could I love who years ago. Perhaps he was coming. So you could give him some type of advice. And you could purify him? Oh, yeah, they

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could have attended.

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Or he was coming. So you could benefit him through a reminder? How many times has it happened you brother and sisters to me, I'm thinking myself, not to anyone else, how many times it happened that we would give, we would show or express better character towards a non Muslim, over a Muslim, but I'm trying to be nice to him or her so they can become Muslim or be nice to him or her so that they remain the Muslim. So they can they can keep staying on this fold of Islam and staying within this line lane of Islam. You know, we have we have we have a boarding seminary as well and Michigan and once I realize the the the hallway monitor and just a personal reflection

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on the holy monitor. And it's not easy, but no one knows who he is. I don't know anyone that's chat knows who he is. The hallway monitor.

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The way that he would work is when a Muslim brother would come into the ER sister would come into the school or somebody want to learn how are you doing? Great, okay, please go to the office. You can wait in the office and shortly the Sheikh will be with you soon or the ad not the administrator will be with you soon. Okay, great. But when a non Muslim person, even like the FedEx guy,

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taking a shot to FedEx person, we need the FedEx people to write, but even if it's a FedEx guy or the Amazon delivery person, and they walk in, it's like

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how are you? Welcome to our Institute. Welcome. It's so nice to see, you. Know, we please come back again. Oh, you're waiting for someone. Okay, not let me open the door for you.

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And we noticed this. And I said to the brothers look, by all means, treat them with love and kindness and a smile but let it not be a reason that you justify treating those people any less. Treat them better. They have Imaan in their hearts, the greatest affiliation that anyone can have. They have it. So how can you treat them any lifts? They have something that on the Day of Judgment, the entirety of mankind would be ready to sacrifice their families for and they have it so bring

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And then with love opening the door for the if you're going to open the door for them, open it for them as well for gonna give them water, give them water as well, if we're gonna give them love and respect it should be done in a way that the believers are also given them because they have Eman in their hearts.

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He says, Oh man you did he can I don't know who he is. He was coming to be purified. He was coming to learn, he was coming to benefit a man Minister Hana. As for those that don't even care about you ventajas Malik Elia. Second, perhaps they won't even take benefit from what you're saying. So, the greatest form of growth, in every business in the world, every institution

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is retention. Retention is growth. And retention is synonymous to success. If we want to be a community, which is successful, and if we wish to be a community, which is retaining our believers, then it is pivotal in this process of good character, that we understand that the value of an individual is not limited. It's not limited to that which they hold externally rather it comes from that which they hoard internally. That is when their value comes from the person who was sitting with this hubbas

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and a man passed by and he said now that you can be handled Roger, what is your opinion about this person? In the Sahaba say, yellow suit Allah, this person in color in the kedalam Are you smart, when the Shaeffer I Shaeffer are in Hatha Yoga, this person, if he speaks everyone listens, if he wants to intercede his intercession will be instantly accepted. This is a great person the boss will remain quiet. Then he said

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Murat you can be heard the project, what do you think of this person? Is he also hola this person? If he speaks no one will listen. If he sits in a gathering normal pay attention to him. person then says in myth, lucha de Raju, Hiram min mille or the Mithila have

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the example of this person is better than the entire world equal of that individual. Because that person, he was a hypocrite. And this person has Iman in his heart and he is a believer. Iman is what gives me value. And whoever has that Iman, Allah has also giving them equal value, that even the person is reminded, though he was unable to see you, unable to feel the awkwardness that perhaps you had when he walked in. He was unable to experience it. I didn't like it. I take it personal. When someone looks down or someone ignores my believer, when I walk into a marketplace in Walmart, and we say hello and hi to me person standing there in the moment, we see a Muslim brother or sister we

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turn away. They're believers. They deserve our Salaam. They deserve our love. Maybe that Salaam is enough for them to feel valuable, because value comes in people meeting you as well person when he came to Medina, and when I was when he entered Medina. And the first Hadith that he mentioned was of Shu salah, hey, spread Suriname amongst each other, because everyone is equal and everyone is valuable in the eyes of Allah subhanaw taala are your brothers and sisters, the city of Medina was not mono which means illuminated because of the wealth of the city, or because of the architecture of the city. Or because of the lights of the city. The mercy of the porcelain for seven years had no

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light. Seven years later, the new modality or the LA new came in brought light into the Masjid.

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The city was illuminated because there were people who loved each other, their hearts were illuminated through ima it was the deeds in the character that they held, that allow that city to be a place of attraction for the entire world,

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through their character through their love for one another. Now loss power makers amongst those that first understand our own value, because no one can value us if you do not value ourselves, there is nothing in the world that anyone possesses better than that which I possess, because I have Iman in that is what gives me a source of motivation. That becomes my point of reference. That becomes my source of value and everything else becomes secondary. They are important, but Allah's command is more important, called inner sadati also key over here he Amati the Allahu Akbar Allah mean, my prayer, I sacrifice my life, my death, everything that I have is for Allah when the porcelain Assad

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didn't work for him. Now what will you give me if I come to Medina started? Laura so you gotta serve Allah, we will give you our wealth. We will give you our time. We will give you our we will give you our energy who will give you our talent, we will give you a life.

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And the bottom send response. Well, what's the catch? What do you want from me? There's always a catch in dunya, right.

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There's conditions and

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may apply, there's always a catch in dunya dunya has Metatron overrule the prophet is what's the catch? What do you want from me? And you just tell us what Allah agenda all you want, all we want is Jana, because we are ready to give up everything else for the asset of Eman. And our responsibility is to make sure that whoever has this Iman, we also honor them, we also show them love. Because if we don't, perhaps Allah subhanaw taala may also give us indications through other ways may Allah make us amongst those that realize the beauty of our iman, may Allah make us amongst those that realize the beauty of those that also hold Iman, and that possess Iman, and let that be the greatest

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form of a relationship that we have every other affiliation comes secondary, that affiliation of believers comes first. Every other relationship that we have come secondary, that relationship of believers comes first. And what we know will will not medical bonyen It should do but it will have that other believers are like a building. They're building like bricks that come upon each other, we strengthen each other, we are strong because of our weakest person. We are not strong because we are strong, every single person matters. And that is our responsibility to look for those people and show them love the person. All of these companions and I'll end with this and I'm going over my time

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I apologize to have sir. I'm going over please feel free to stop me and kick me off the Zoom call. But of course Islam. All of these habits came into Islam and became Muslim. For what purpose? What did they see? They saw that they saw a person giving them value. And the person gave every person value.

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He says a nursing were added Can I add in the hubby will filter the people our minds like minds of silver and gold. What is unique about a mind is that if no one realizes that there's a minder, no one can benefit from it. In order for a mind to be beneficial, we have to first identify that it's there. In order for us to be beneficial for the Ummah, we have to know we are also a mind not a mine of gold and silver, a mine of Eman, a mine of generosity. were martyred in a mine of love. And now possible after you identify the second part of a mind that is it takes time to extract from within. So now we have to extract our good and give it to people possible now meet everyone becomes such

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that each and every one of them felt valued to a point that every one of them felt like no one is more beloved to the Prophet in them mellows panda allow us to feel like we are beloved to Allah in order to allow and to move through and with each other. We pray to Allah and we cultivate this relationship with Allah Subhana Allah knowing that Allah loves us because once we start this relationship, on that preface, it is easy to speak to Allah and it's easy to be vulnerable in front of Allah subhanaw taala it easier to love one another because all of us have it, all of us possess it. May Allah bless you all for joining bless another word for hosting this beautiful program in the

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work that they've been doing for the last two decades. May Allah bless all of the instructors the entire team behind the scenes, bring more love Baraka unity amongst all of them in all of institutions in America. It is an honor for us to come here. It is truly an honor for them to be able to put such a beautiful program together for all of us to benefit from things a lot of time, energy coordinating alabaster Huff's up but I think the only names that I know so I apologize for everyone else in Allah does all the instructors in Charlotte we see over and over again, in person online, in salt with a hold of the props to them on the Day of Judgment zakat look at everyone on

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that bless you. And so hold on hang on a minute think we have few minutes for question answering the last question if I haven't already crossed that line on here Alhamdulillah we have time to cycle ahead I mean to your beautiful eyes it's such a pleasure to to connect with Mytho Institute's in a formal sense at hand that we partnered on in person and in some events but the knowledge retreat was a beautiful event my love

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for collaborating and being a part of that beautiful event. Shall we do it again show next year? Oh Allah insha Allah I do want to you know it's upon Allah this is something that's super super timely and especially it's a very underrated under under appreciated topic, especially post COVID This is so timely. I know I get I haven't been back in this in some time. So I hope that in Shell the situation is different than this Ramadan and both you'll have you can let me know if it's different in your massage. Yeah, I do believe that we have to give credit to the believers um, to Muslims as well. We have to COVID Everyone's been you know, in so many ways smiling meeting each other. Because

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I think we we realize how much we miss the shaking of the hand. Mustafa the huggy the in for the animals and the kissing, right? Like, I mean, I'm like, okay, that will bring COVID back. Gotta leave that for a little while.

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I'll put my mask back on. But nonetheless, it's out of love. Right, but that we realized how much we missed it. And now we're able to do it again. And of course, we're this is not to say that believers don't treat each other well. It's just to say that you saw that we can continue building on it for the

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was believers that we don't know. So a lot of times we can do with people that we know. But how often does it happen with those that we have? No, we have no relationship with prior to that. No affiliation with prior to that as well. So 100% this Ramadan has been beautiful, absolutely beautiful. It's beautiful. That's awesome to hear. I think it's especially as we're rebuilding our communities right now. And we're going back to what are some things, you know, people were essential, foundational, you know, aspects of emotions were gone now. And the community looks different. Maybe there's some people who are still we're here, some people who have left, it's

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really important at this stage to make sure that you make the most of the most welcoming place that you possibly can in the community. So I'm glad to hear that it's kind of coming back and having that.

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I see a question from Sarah in the chat. She's asking what happened to the blind to have after he found out that Alaska beautiful question. And one narration mentions that when he found out about this versus being revealed, the person actually went to him to apologize. Then you he came and said, This is what has been revealed about you. And I wanted to apologize to you because I was a big person and a big heart. No, he doesn't really need to apologize when it comes out of his way to apologize to him in the Sahaba says yes, please don't come apologize to me. It was this is unnecessary. This is unnecessary as it is, please, I apologize. You had to come to apologize to me,

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this isn't narration? What is the hardware name of so that in the Battle of bed, porcelain in this just connected that the question that you asked in a battle of whether the porcelain

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was making the line straight. And now he was making the line straight, he was using a stick or his staff. And one of the Sahaba that was standing, he was a little ahead. So he kind of pushed him back on his chest with that stuff of his. And when he pushed him back. He's got a sort of law, you were sent as the symbol of Justice and the and you have the highest level of justice.

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If you're just then if you push me, I should be able to push you back.

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Bottom says you're right, gives you this stuff, or stick things you also love. You hit me on my chest where there was no armor, so you need to remove your armor for me to push you back.

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So how was our Washington watching this take place. And as was on removes his armor, he jumps on the porcelain. And he hugs him and he kisses his chest. He also Allah, I just wanted to hug you and feel your chest, I wanted to kiss you on your chest. I don't want anything else from you. They didn't want the person to apologize. They love this person more than we love our children and parents. But that does not mean that we don't apologize. Sometimes we say well, he's my sibling. He's my brother. He's my sister, he's my, she's my spouse, or she's my, my daughter. Just because we're bigger, age wise, in society wise, whichever whatever Allah has given us, doesn't mean that we don't have to

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apologize. Because it's by default, by default. We have not apologized until we do. And it's sometimes it's it's most important to apologize to those that we think take it as that we think that they've already received and forgiven us by default, we should never take it for granted with those people who are the closest to us because sometimes those relationships become the most toxic, the ones that we ignore, and the ones that we take for granted. So that is the response of for that brother or sister that asked that question and I love this beautiful question.

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Someone then asked Is it wrong to consider a person to be a moment? No, absolutely no, we consider ourselves to be believers. We consider ourselves to be good, great believers Inshallah, based upon our assumptions of ourselves, Allah subhanaw taala give us something much better. We do believe that whatever we have comes from Allah. So we cannot do much without.

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Now we're still young, isn't it for us programs in the conference is that the biggest mistake that we make sometimes is that we think that we can change ourselves. We cannot move this phone from here to there. We have no ability mitofit que la Bella. The right way to engage with this is we see ya Allah, you change us. You know, I'm a believer, I'm struggling, yellow, you change Yama, you could allow the fire of Ibrahim that was scorching with heat to become a cool place you have a you can remove this desire that I have of doing the same. Either you allow us only a certain survive in the mouth of the will. You can allow me to survive in America where it is difficult to remain a believer

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and difficult to walk around being proud of being a Muslim. So we ask Allah to help change us. And then we make the effort.

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Not sure if any other questions isn't, isn't normally think of death every day and every moment and just just if you're able to do that to the beautiful quality, but we should not allow that to overcome us in a way that we're unable to take care of people around us. We're unable to serve people we're unable to move forward in the world. It's very difficult very difficult, especially when we lose loved ones. Many people know we were five brothers, my youngest brother in law

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Look, she's 22 years old and he

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was 18 months ago on October 5 of 2020. The going into a fatal car accident

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and became shaheed. And at that point, what does life really mean now.

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But that pain will never go away. And we say that

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we way the wounds sealed whenever heal, wounds heal, but never seal the wounds will be sealed, but they will never truly heal. And in traveling right now, Ashley Austin, it was in Houston, and San Antonio for different programs in Dallas and shot alone over the weekend. And I normally would try to bring my brother for these trips, these trips become more difficult. But that doesn't mean that we stopped doing the effort of team and we stopped working and serving people. But yes, it is absolutely a blessing to be able to think of death, the person said to this hubbas

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activity they could have had me let that think of that which kills your desires often

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do it Allah Thomas's does a habas serial killer, what kills our desires. And he said, I'll note the cruel mode, think of death. But that doesn't, that doesn't take us away from what we're doing. But it makes us more present everything we're doing. It doesn't remove the quality of the work that we have, but rather brings one more dimension of quality in the work that we have. Because now we know that Allah is watching us and we may leave this world. And this may be the last time that we're meeting this person, my brother,

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my older brother and Allah protect him. After my brother's demise. ramola. He said, there from this, I realized that it's not first impressions that last, it is last impressions that last the final impressions final impression impression makes a big difference. And we're able to make good final impressions, because we think of death, or else first impressions anyone can do some anyone can was because the first impression they it was planned, it was thought through the last impression can never be planned. So that it's absolutely beautiful to be able to think of death. What advice do we have for someone was just to have two MS was really the question. I'm okay with reading. No, no, I

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think it's better. It's faster. If you're reading in short notice.

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In Albuquerque, what advice do you have for someone who has been to the masjid and felt rejected and rejected from the treatment there? First of all, much of this many machines in our communities nowadays. So we can find, you know, perhaps a different muscle to go to, and feel more welcome. But that being said, it's also important to speak to people that are in charge and bring it up to individuals through a secondary source or through anonymous source like it was brought up today. It's absolutely beautiful to be able to do that. And the third thing I say, and I see this on the opposite side of the coin. Yeah, I will say there's any sense of

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not to be harsh to us. But I do say to the youngsters that, for example, go to the masjid and their shorts are very short. And the animal looks at them and speaks to them negative. You know, I say to them, Look, this upcoming I say, you know, we go to school, we go to work. And people look at us in negative ways all the time, our boss treats us the way that he treats us or the way that she treats us. Our professor looks down upon us. But we still go to school, we still go to work, right? Because we're doing it for ourselves. We end up learning how to create thick skin in those environments, because we see that there is a benefit for us to still go there. I need a job. I need an education.

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Similarly, when you go to the machine and this happens to us, it is important to bring into perspective that we are coming for ourselves. And I will go a thick skin here because I'm coming to please Allah subhanaw taala. And in due time, that persistence, will hopefully pay off in order to pay dividends in different ways. Allah subhanaw will make other people Beloved to us, the higher the price of Salaam, that when Allah loves someone either below the Nanda Djibouti, he calls you believe

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in your humble fanatic Newfoundland or Hibou. I love so and so person you also should love him in the gvi Salam comes to the angels in the heavens and he says to them, that Allah loves this person, all of you must love this person had to call Buddha until the love of this person enters into the hearts of the people around them. So the love that we want from them comes with our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala as well. Now there's simple response but definitely see if there's any other machine in that area and also see if there's someone that we can speak to Albion Delta Sharla on Thursday night and over the weekend, in the Irving area in sha Allah

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18 months ago 18 months ago check it with a shocker

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All right, I think there are some couple of anonymous questions that are coming in but I think we have to close it off otherwise we'll keep going and going and I

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apologize for going over time just

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charging me not you so it's just on already Alhamdulillah I feel I feel worse. No, no.

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Please forgive me inshallah. And I have not met your mature brother and I look forward to meeting you as well very soon, so I can get some help.

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We'd love to forgive 100 I was enjoying your talk

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style points from you to shift. I don't know how to do those things. I think it's the opposite.

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I love that you should How you been how's your family I'm well handled as well with you as well handle if he's going to offer us mentor for our family Sharla in the show loving give her some cheer brother as well. So I want to

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set up

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a law fair move they will have for being with us and handler for the first time on Ramadan. 360. Just before I pass it to you, she said just a couple of quick reminders. I hope that you guys benefited That was a beautiful addition of Hamza to our program. It's been such an honor it's been long awaited to have him on here officially. And mashallah and I'm jealous of those of you Michelle who are in the Dallas area and who are potentially able to attend his session in personnel. I'll see what you know what the schedule is and hopefully see if I can communicate that to you guys as well. Does that go up there for joining us now at the midpoint of our day number 19 of Ramadan 360 That

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was such a beautiful reminder such a timely one and Hamlet for everyone who's here benefited if anyone came a little bit later, we are inshallah going to have the recording up very soon. He's coming over and over the course of the weekend to Dallas, and Levine he was mentioning he's traveling around to Texas right now sha Allah, may Allah accept them him and Mariela have reunited with him and his brother and all the believers mashallah in Jana miniata, Milani and Jacqueline Farah to him for amazing work mashallah Messiah Institute has been such an amazing organization to partner with. So, look, look for looking forward to stuff that we're doing in Michigan and future

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endeavors. Together with them. They're an amazing institution to attend and to work with them that into Now, jumping in really quickly. It's something that's very timely and especially because we're talking about gender, we were talking about it in the crack the graddic Challenge session earlier today as well. And having the doula we've just announced that we are having a really awesome JAM PACKED webinar this upcoming Saturday it's gonna be at 2pm PST and it's such a beautiful topic. The topic is the moment you enter Jannah and Subhanallah Schiff remember what Sam was saying earlier so what most people don't spend more than like five minutes talking or thinking in a row I guess or in

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in a moment about gender or their experience in Jannah. And entering it and and what it's going to be like we're going to spend a good two to three hours in sha Allah on that topic alone and have our amazing selection of speakers and guests. We're going to be sharing five seconds Dr. Gina says yes Subhanallah because sometimes our creative juice friends out sometimes our kind of our ability to capture and get excited about it, we limit ourselves with it. So at Hamdulillah this is going to be our Ramadan webinar topic inshallah. This weekend, you can RSVP. I'm going to drop it in the chat here. It's Ramadan, three sixty.org forward slash Jana Inshallah, make sure that you do RSVP submit

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your reminder your link all that fun stuff in sha Allah as well and the recording afterwards in case it doesn't work with your timezone but inshallah I look forward to seeing guys all there so make sure that you do RSVP and spread the fair sometimes you will just need an extra little boost going to last 10 days need some motivation need some dye inspiration. So make sure that you are sharing it with others as well in your whatsapp groups and telegram groups and Facebook Messenger and all these apps inshallah now, now that I've taken even more time before our chronic reflection session, let's jump right in. She said as I call it fair for being with us and Hamdulillah we are ready to kick off

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for today. And which verses are we covering again inshallah today? Before I get to that, I just want to give everyone a quick heads up. And I know it may sound like I'm joking, but I'm not joking. There's a bee in my office right now. So if you see me freaking out.

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It's not an act like debris. Does it be just hanging out? I don't know how it got in here. I have no idea. But I'm looking at it right now. So if something happens, just just keep that in mind and cello please forgive me and make sure that nothing does happen

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for the next half an hour or so. So let's see. Okay, let's get started. There's been a bit louder 100 levels salatu salam O Allah rasool Allah or an early he was like me here on my water, sit on water. And what happens Hola. Hey, we want to catch up. Today we are in jersey number 20. The 20th portion of the Quran which is made up of sort of a naman from verse 55 until the end of all of it and so the landcare both from the beginning until verse number 45. Today we will be covering the first three verses of Surah tele Anka both and I'm going to put the link in the chat. So you can check it out in sha Allah. I see a lot of be comments. I'm done. Okay. All right. So let's have

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someone recite for us insha Allah, we have someone sister hello if you could pick someone to recite for us that'd be good. Um, I did have someone who I was looking for but I don't see them and just yet so if podem is free by any chance in sha Allah who died if I can get you to recite this in the lab, please unmute yourself and pull up the verses

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Sent Zach a lot here. That was awesome, amazing recitation May Allah has Panama to add a reward you put Baraka in your recitation of the Quran, bless you and your family love them. I mean, everyone say I mean, okay, now let's get started. Let's break this down into Allah to begin with Allah who has data. So this is the beginning of the surah. Allah says and if, I mean, these letters we have talked about before, so I'm not going to get into that in sha Allah. So we're going to move right on to the next verse, where Allah was penalized to Allah says a Hasib a NASA Utako and Yahoo, Mana wahome Law you've done on that? Do people think that once they say or if they say, We believe that

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they will be left without being tested? Now this is a question from Allah who has Panama data? And we see a question like this. This is what we would call and correct me if I'm wrong in English, this is known as a rhetorical question meaning the answer to this is obvious in the person who's asking this question is trying to make a point with this question not that they actually want an answer itself and this is what is known as a stiff ham in car, right? So the the, the answer to this is, meaning, surely they will be tested. Right? So when Allah subhana, Allah says that, do people think that they that once they say, We believe I'm a know that they will be left alone, they will not be

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tested? So the answer to that is? No, obviously, everyone will be tested. Right? And it's very interesting here, and I want to right off the bat, just I'm going to ask everyone to share their reflection on this. But it's, you know, first one of the things to pay attention to here is, you know, we've been talking about paying attention to the wording and so on and so forth. Allah has had with the other says, Has he been pneus that to that do the people think? And then Allah had mentioned faith here, that the people think that once they say, We believe there'll be left alone? Why is it a lot of mentioned a nurse? Because the nurse is not just believers? It is everyone. So

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what is the what is the what is the relation here between faith and people all together?

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Yeah. So let's see what's coming up.

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I see and I just got a hand up, let's hear from you. This meant that

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somebody comes, I think it's because of times As believers, we think that, oh, I believe in the law. I worship Him on you know, I'm praying, I'm fasting, I'm doing all these things for him. And so because I'm obeying Allah, I shouldn't be tested. There's this idea at least, you know, I know that when I was younger, like a teen I thought that okay, if I do if I do everything by the book, this is I live it easy peasy life. And then I got my ticket to John, then that's, you know, and then as you start to get older, and you start to experience things, you're just like, Oh, my God, like, What do you mean? I thought that you know, I had the ticket like I'm Muslim, you know, I have this identity.

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So and then you realize, you know, and that's just a lot of reminding us that as a believer, like if you're proclaiming that you know, I am I believe in you then of course you that will be tested because how else are we going to prove you know, that we truly do believe we'll get to that we'll get to that show. Exactly. Lucky. Awesome. 100 Who else do we have? Perfect. We have that as long as either let's hear from us.

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Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah Radek masala limited Katha I

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my reflection with regards to the relation with with Why is it only NAS and just let people it is the universal meaning of people that means irrespective of whether you your your level of Eman would be high or low, or you just, you know, you just believe in God doesn't make as a law like that, that you will be tested irrespective of who you are.

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So every person will go through trials. And when people say that they believe that measure of belief will only be with Allah but even if you just say Do you think that you're exempt have been tested? So that people would be everyone?

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Very good, very good humbler? Good answers are handled. I'm gonna get reflections. One of the reflections that you know, I can share with you in sha Allah is you know, if you go back to the time of the companions, right, they'll still have a lot of the love it was you have to understand is that people are entering into

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Islam. And so if you look at it from that perspective, last time to Adam mentioned, has he been nuts do the people think and now people as in everyone, and amongst the people are those who enter into Islam. So it is those who you know, think of think of oneself as you know, a person who's new to Islam. And there's this idea and you know, Subhan, Allah, sometimes we think that if you just accept Islam, like everything will be great, and so on, it's like, your life will be easy. And this is a reminder from Allah who has kind of like to add up. And even for those of us who have been Muslim for a long time, or were born into Islam, this is for us to check ourselves, right? And say, look,

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you're just these are just regular people. What is the difference between them and believers? Right? And so is it just the statement? Is it just to say, I believe, or is there something more to it? And so this is why Allah has Panama to Allah says, I see blindness to that, that do the people think that they will be left alone, because they say we believe and they will not be tested. And obviously, we know that every single person is tested, it is the son of Allah who is penalized to Allah, it is the way of Allah that every single person has tested, not everyone is tested, not everyone is tried in the same way, but every person is tested. And sometimes we get this false sense

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of security, when things are going well, that we will not be tested. And the reality is that every single person is tested. And as you know, the process and them himself, he was asked, Who is tested most severely yada, yada sort of Allah. And you Nursey I should do better than that, who is a messenger of Allah who has tested the most severely, and the prophets satellites, send them he said an MBA, he said, It is the prophets, some cellufun unsaid, he said, the prophets and then the most like them, and then the most like that meaning, the closer one is to the prophets, the more they will be tested, the more severe they will be tested. And then the person I'm said for you, Tella,

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Rajan, Allah has to be Dini, that person will be tested according to the level of their faith. So once again, if we're looking at a spectrum, right from Ness, just people to mean, it's a spectrum, right? We want to get closer and closer to faith. As our faith gets stronger and stronger, as we get closer and closer to the faith of the prophets, I think it was salatu salam, then the tests also get more severe. And so the percent of said a person will be tested, according to the level of their faith. Now, if they are set up safe, they're firm in their faith, then their trials will be more severe. And then the President has said that there will come a time when a person will be tested so

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much that they're left walking on Earth, without any sins. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to make us of those who are free of sins in that way. In another narration, the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he said MBI said, the prophets are tested most severely, some masala Hoon, he said, Then the righteous are then the pious. And then I said, I'm said, some of them will be tested with poverty, to the degree that there'll be left with nothing but one piece of cloth to cover themselves with, right, so poverty will be struck with poverty to such a degree, that they will be left with not even clothing to wear just one piece of cloth that they can cover themselves with. And then the first set of said,

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then one of them will, will start to become happy with a calamity, as one of you would become happy with ease, or with some type of some ease in the in their life. So if something good happens to us, we get some good news, we get some glad tidings, we become happy. The process that I'm saying that a person will be test from the slowdown will be tested. And they will see and the whole idea here is that they will see the fruits of it, they will see the reward, they will see the bulk of it, and they will really internalize the reward of being tested to the degree that they will have had a lot beat they'll rejoice. They will say that, Oh, I'm one of the things is, I am like the prophets, or

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I'm getting to the level of the prophets. And this is glad tidings from Allah who's kind of like the Adam, the prophets, you know, and this is in Ramadan. 360. You know, we're, we're covering the Stories of the Prophets and so and so forth, that there's no prophet, whose life you take a look at and then they're not tested by Allah is kind of out of starting from the center, who was tested. By being taken out of paradise. We have no idea who said I don't know how they set out kind of low one of the most severe tests being tested with his own family, members of his own family, not accepting the message of Allah has handed it to Elena. And then the length of the demo of new Friday said I'm

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hopefully there's all review for the stories that you've been covering, and stories that are coming up in childhood data. Ibrahim, I think he set up who was tested with his own father, who was thrown into a fire who was commanded to sacrifice his own son of the many tests that Ibrahim I know he said, I went through a you and I said I was tested with sickness, Musa alayhis salam was tested with struggling against a tyrant for their own use of Allah. He said an amazing story of use of Alex, who was thrown into a well by his own family, who was Subhanallah harmed by his own family who is then taken away from his his

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Father from his loved ones, then he was allied against then he was imprisoned and so on and so forth. Test after test after test after test, and then we have obviously, Mohammed sal Allahu Allah, he was sending them who Subhanallah when you read, and you study the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu, either he will send them

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there is there's hardly a test that we can go through as human beings, except the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was tested with something similar. Even you know, people say one of the most severe tests a person can go through is, is to lose a loved one, and then amongst the loved ones to lose a child. And may Allah protect us from this type of test. But this is something that the prophets I send him himself, he went through, he lost children. We know his own son, Ibrahim, the President held him to his chest as he breathed his last breath, we asked Allah to protect us. This is a trial the President went through to be rejected and turned away from his own people to be exiled from the

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place where you grew up to be lied against, I mean, there's hardly to be physically harmed to be emotionally harmed, there's hardly a test to panela except that the Prophet sallallaahu send them went through. But I said and was instructed faster, better, comm sobre una, it may not also be patient, as those messengers who were patient, those who had strong will just as they were patient, you be patient as well. And, you know, one of the reasons that

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Allah who has kind of data reveal the stories of the prophets in the Quran was to give strength to the prophets and lives in them, so that the person would read these stories would recite these stories, and would reflect upon these stories, and he would find patience for himself. And likewise for us, we find strength in the stories of the prophets, and of course, the story of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu. I knew he was sending them. And so this is part of our life, somehow, there's no escaping being tested. And sometimes we get this idea. And sometimes when when we go through a test or trial ourself, we may think that we are alone, that we are the only ones who are being

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tested. And sometimes we can look at the lives of other people and think, you know, there's no one else who's being tested and it just me or, you know, what, my friends or my family and their life seems great. And a lot of times that is that is not the case, what we see is just an exterior, someone's life may look great and amazing and easy on the outside, but we don't know what they're going through. We don't know the type of test and trial that they're going through. We don't we have no idea in reality, even if we know someone's life and someone's household, even on a on an emotional and psychological level. We don't know what they're going through. And so it's Hala. It's,

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you know, the reality is that every single person will be tested as Allah says, and then the Halacha Mota will hire attorney I believe, you can send Pamela that the one who created death and life to test you to see Who amongst you is best in deeds. And this is a theme Subhan Allah that is repeated over and over and over and over again in the Quran and even coming up in the next verse. Right, that one of the reasons why Allah tests us is for us to see ourselves the truthful nature of our faith. Right, the truthful nature of our faith so certainly Emraan Allah subhanaw taala says, um, has symptom and that whole agenda that do you think once again, this is a question it's a rhetorical

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question once again, it's very interesting when you compare these last two hours posing this question for us to really think and ask ourselves Am I symptom intolerant Jana that do you think you'll enter paradise? When the Miami lucha de Naja do women come? Well, yeah, well, yeah. And I'm a submarine. That, do you think that you will enter paradise when Allah has not yet made it clear? Those amongst you who will struggle and those amongst you, who will be patient, right, that we cannot get to Jannah until we receive this test first, that we will be tested and tried. So that it is made clear it is made evident, who amongst us will struggle in the path of Allah subhanaw taala

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who amongst us will remain patient and so in the next verse here is in South Africa boots for today. It is a similar message Allah Spano to Allah says, what occurred for attending Medina Monica Polycom, right so Allah subhanaw taala, in verse number two says, Has he been nicer and Utako the people think they will be left alone, simply because they say we believe and well home life, they don't and they will not be tested. And then Allah says, one of God's potential leadin I'm an ugly him and certainly, we tested those who came before them, meaning, once again, we've talked about personalizing this message, right? We hear a nurse and so on and so forth. We don't think those

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people we think myself, right, when I'm tested, and it's a matter of not when it's sorry, it's not it's not a matter of if it's a matter of when we will be tested. It's just a matter of when we will be tested. It's a matter of how we will be tested, not if we will test it we will all be tested. And so Allahu Allah is reminding us here. That if you think if you feel secure because you know your life is easy right now or you're not facing any tests or you're not facing any

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Trial, all you got to do is look at the past, look at the people who came before you. And this goes all the way back to Hala. As we said to Adam and his setup, and then to the prophets, and then we can look at the prophets, summarizing them, and we can look at the sahaba. And then even beyond the Sahaba, we can look at the generations before us, we can look at our own family members have had a lot. And I know, you know, you know, we talked about

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you know, when, you know,

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we talked about women's Pamela and, and the strength of women. And we look at the women today, and without a doubt the women women today are strong. But if you want to look at, you know, another level of strength, just to go back one generation, if you look at what women had to deal with, and what women put up with, and, and they I mean, I'm sure if you ask your mom, and I imagine the vast majority of the people listening to me right now, if you were to ask your mom about her life, and what she's been through,

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she's faced trials and struggles, and obviously our fathers did as well. But women Subhanallah sometimes they silently, they silently faced these trials, right? And you may not know, right? Men may complain about it, and so forth. But a lot of times the women, you know, you know how Allah has made them that they may silently endure Subhan Allah, we may not know the struggles that they really go through. And so it's amazing Pamela, just just look at one generation before us, just ask your mom, ask you honestly, if you're if you want to, if you want to see the truthfulness of this statement of Allah trying to just go speak to your mom, or speak to your grandmother, and ask her

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what she's been through when she's had to face Subhanallah just one, you know, just to give a modern day example, one of the things that I deal with a lot, and I think a lot of Imams and scholars get this question a lot is the relationship with with in laws, right. And there's a lot of sisters today who are tested and tried with difficult in laws and a difficult mother in law, and so on and so forth. I assure you that the generation before us had it worse, not to say individual cases right now are not severe. And they can, there are individuals who may have had, who definitely have it worse than what the previous generation had, you know, I'm not saying that everyone's struggle is

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the same. But as a whole, you know, especially when you hold culture, you're from that previous generation, their struggles with their in laws were way more than were, at least in my experience, what I have heard and what I've, you know, what I've talked to, you know, to women, and so it's over their struggle with their, with their parents and their in laws was was so much more severe not to belittle our struggle. And that is not the point here. But the point here is for us to be aware of the struggle not to belittle the struggle, but to be aware of the struggle and to prepare ourselves for that struggle that they were tested. Likewise, not to say, Oh, our tests mean nothing, or our

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tests are not severe. No, we don't belittle the trials, because we need to, we need to be able to recognize a trial for us to be able to face that trial, head on, right. But it is to to, to understand that we will be tested in to prepare ourselves, that when that tests come comes and it's inevitable that test will come that we're not caught off guard, that we have not prepared ourselves, we're not prepared or knifes to deal with that test to remain patient in that in that in that test. And so, I don't want to this is what I want to put that in and lithium and ugly him and once again, the message is very similar for the year and Amen Allahu La Medina Sadako. What are your elemental

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KdV in that, and in this way, Allah will make clear Allah will distinguish between those who are truthful, and those who are liars, truthful and liars. What is What is Allah talking about here? Truthful liars. And what this means is truthful in their testament of their faith. All right, when we testify, and we all testify, we say, I said to Allah in the in the law, every slot every prayer, we take the testimony of faith. When someone asks us what Islam is, the first thing we tell them is we tell them Islam, Islam, Allah, we testified to this faith, daily, multiple times a day, but is it just a statement on the tongue? Or is it our actions represent that statement? So Allah who's

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penalty Allah says, through these tests, Allah who will make clear Allah will make Allah will be able to distinguish and not this is this, this distinction is not for Allah. This is for us because Allah knows the truth, right? Allah does not need to try us to know the truth and science of this, this distinction, neural contrast here, this distinction is for us, so that we may know and we may recognize that look, this faith comes with trial, this faith comes it requires work. You know, it's not enough for me to say I believe or I have believed and once again we see this echoed in other parts of the Quran as well so that dakara verse number 214 Allah who's finally to Allah says, Has

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symptom and tentacle Jana. Well am I decode methadone Medina Hello, Mina publikum. Once again, it's a rhetorical question. Do you think that you will be entered into paradise into Jannah without being tested like those who came before you? similar, very similar message here? Do you think you

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Enter Paradise, when you are not without be tested like those who came before you. And then Allah tells us of how they were tested must set to set what the road was zero. They were afflicted with suffering and adversity. And then Allah has power to Allah gives makes it very visceral makes it visual here was Zulu, Zulu, and they were shaking. They were violently shaken. Hector Yakko, la Rasulullah, Latina Armand O'Meara until the point they were tested and tried and shaken to the point that the messenger himself and those who believed with him once again, Iman, right, those were entered into the faith. And once again, we're talking about Eman and test here. Right, the

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relationship between email and and test Iman and trial, faith and trial. And so let's try that out. I didn't say that his companions Allah didn't say the Muslims, Allah said the believers were Latina aminu, right? So reflect on that Subhanallah faith and trials, faith and trials going hand in hand, had a Hakuna Rasulullah Dena and O'Meara until the point came that even the messenger and those who believed with him, what did they say?

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Hatha Yoga Sutra when they didn't know Mara, hotter air cooler, hotter air cooler. Rasool will live in Amman O'Meara, Mata Nasrallah, until they said, right, when is the help of Allah, meaning when is the help of Allah coming and then Allah says, Allah in Nussle Allah, he should know for sure that the help of ALLAH is close. Notice once again,

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they did not say if the help of ALLAH is coming, they didn't say is the help of Allah coming? No. They said, When is the help of Allah coming. And what this means is, they knew that the help of ALLAH is coming, they just didn't know when it's going to come. And part and that clues us into how we pass these tests. We pass these tests by knowing that if we are patient, we have faith, we have we are patient, we rely upon Allah who is panela to Allah, then the test, then the then the relief from Allah is coming in no matter how strong as we know, right? We as children were taught that with hardship, there comes ease, and it just closed in his right after it's just coming. It's just right

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there right with that hardship, there is ease coming. And so the Companions because of their faith, they didn't say is the help of Allah coming. Right? Meaning they're sure that the help of ALLAH is coming. The only thing they said is, when is the help of Allah coming? Because the President has revelation because Allah who's handling data reveals that rather than them, they ask the President then when is the help of Allah who's kinda went to Allah coming. And so Allah whose power went out in these verses that were reciting today, it's this Allah is reminding us of that. And as we said, that's one of the examples. The the, the example of the companions is just one of the examples where

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Allah whose power went to Allah is saying that they were tested, and they tried to that severity. Even we have examples from the past to send them when you know, other examples of when the Companions would come to send them. And they would ask him, like, how long do we have to endure? And this is during the time in Mecca, when the companions were being tortured, when they were being beaten, and so on and so forth. They would ask sometimes, like, you know, how long and I sent him would say, be patient, for certainly in the nations that came before you, people were tried to a degree that they would be sawed in half, may Allah protect us that they would be sawed in half. And

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they remained upon their faith, right? And so the price you send them is reminding them that look, this is not something new. Right? It's not something new that Allah has pointed out, I would test the people of Eman And subhanAllah. It is what we need to understand here is that when we are tested, that is when the ship Bong is comes in full force, the shaytaan comes and he begins to say, obviously, if Allah loves you, Allah would not test you. Right? You worship Allah, you're good to people, you give charity so on and so on. So, obviously Allah doesn't love you, or May Allah protect us. The Shavon may even cause us to doubt Allah whose penalty Jana or faith and Allah has found to

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Anna, there are numerous examples may Allah has pointed to how to protect us and guide us and keep us firm. That there are numerous examples of people who left the faith when they were tested in in such a severe manner that they couldn't make sense of it. I personally know someone who left Islam due to the loss of a child right? They just could not. It could did not make sense to them. May Allah protect us and May Allah guide this, this brother to Islam? May Allah keep us firm, right? And it's easy to judge from the outside but honestly, you know, when we're in the test, the only thing we can ask is that Allah has happened to Allah keeps us firm. But the point here is that the shift

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button comes full force. Why does the ship on come full force because the ship on himself, he failed that test. When Allah has finally tested the ship on the ship plan

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failed. The she had been was chillin for a long time. You know, the scholars say Some scholars say like 1000s and 1000s of years and the reality is we don't actually know how long this she had thought worship Allah before. You know he was tested but it seems like it was a very long time. He Allah raised him up to worship Allah amongst the angels. That's how, that's how high his Eman was, that's how high the level of his faith was. And he worshiped Allah for a very long time. He was doing great, until Allah has tested him with the creation of Adam and his setup. Allah and even you know, the stories had Allah we talked about this story and in my class, deception, but Allah is

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trying to Allah first created the body of Adam and he set up and left the body as president told us, Allah created the body of Adam and left it for some time. Why did Allah leave it? Well, our scholars say one of the wisdoms of that is as a trial for bliss. Because bliss, until before that moment, he viewed himself as the best of Allah's creation. He would say, Look, right now Allah has created angels, and Allah has created jinn, the angels, they have no free will. You know, so they worship Allah because they have to Allah created them to worship and they worship and so he's like, there's no comparison there. And then there's the jinn amongst the jinn, I'm the best, because you know, the

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jinn have been given free will and they can decide to worship Allah or not, and I decided to worship Allah and look, because of my level of worship Allah raised me to be amongst the angels and so he would view himself as the best and then Allah creates a new creation and the Shabbat bliss he begins to question now why would Allah create this creation? And one of the things you know, we've talked about this in detail in the class, but he begins to see faults, he begins to look for faults. And then he looks at in one narrations, instead of telling us that the ship on he does throw off around the body of Adam it said, I'm gonna he goes around, not meeting the off as we know, throw off but

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he, he goes, he's obsessed with it. He goes around and around, right? He's looking at this guy, he's, he's obsessing over it. And then he says, I know that that one of the weaknesses of Adam I set out in the children, Adam, is that they're not going to have control over their knifes over their desires. And this is like, Ah, okay, so this is a problem with them. Right? And so, when the time comes, Allah is trying to out of blows life into it. And when the time comes, when Allah gathers the angels and Allah even the gathering of bliss with the angels is an honor for bliss. Because there's only angels there, this amazing creation of Allah, it no other No, no other Jin is there. And

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there's no other obviously human being there because our mind is set on first human being. But this is an honorable position to be that Allah has put us in a position to to worship Allah. The command is given to the angels and the as we know the story, right, the angels Prostrate for said that they couldn't do much my own all the angels, they fell into prostration altogether, except for a bliss, right? Do we know bliss is stuck, bam, he became arrogant, what kind of mental caffine became amongst the disbelievers because at that moment, he refused. He refused to prostrate to administer and, and then his arrogance came into play. And so the point of this story, by the way, is that he

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failed this test, he failed this test of Allah who was fine with data. And he this is this is what he wants from us as well. Right? That when we are tested, and he becomes on full force, that we fail, this test of Allah whose final data and so that is something that sort of Hala we need to be very, very careful of regarding tests from Allah who's Panama to Allah, you know, even though Allah Allah has a has a very interesting statement that he mentioned an incident cardomom is Chef Abraham Allah to Allah. He said that a man came to him, I'm a chef. And he said, Yeah, but I've done that, which is the cornea of ino Sheva, he said, oh, boy, Abdullah, which person is better? A person who

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is not tested meaning not put through hardship. And because they weren't put through hardship, they are they remain firm upon their faith, and they're thankful to Allah. Right. And we should all agree that's, that's a good thing. Right? That, you know, because, you know, honestly, tests take two forms were tested with ease and were tested with difficulty. But this man, he says, you know, what is who's better a person who is isn't put into difficulty, and because of that, they remain firm and they're thankful to Allah which is a good thing. Is that person better? Or a person who is tested by Allah with hardship and the remain patient? Which one is better? Remember, shove him along to Allah.

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He said, No one can be firm until they are tested. Right? Pay attention to that no one can be firm, no one can say I'm firm until they have been tested. Right? And so he said, Allah for certainly for indeed Allah tested newer, Allah tested Ibrahim, Allah tested Muhammad, Allah hemos Salatu was Salam. And they remain patient. And Allah made them firm and strong. Right? The prophets I send them and the and and the other prophets and the companions. They are a role model for us, because they were tested. If they were not tested, they wouldn't be they wouldn't be a role model for us. It is when we see people who are going through tests and trials

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Is that they become role models for us. Right. And this is why the early generation early scholars, when they would be tested, they would, they would be thankful when they would be tested to be thankful for three things. Number one, they would be thankful that the test was not in their Deen, right? That Allah is personally not questioning their faith. So it's a test, it's a it's a dunya test, whether it be physical, emotional, whatever, like they're dealing with a hardship, they would say, and hamdulillah I'm not questioning my faith, that's number one. Number two, they would be grateful that the test wasn't greater than what than what came. Right Subhanallah Allah to say that,

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you know, I am glad that Allah is testing me with something that I have the ability to handle, right? That Allah has not tested me with something which is beyond my capability. 100 Allah this test is not is not greater than what came. And then number three, which is amazing, is that they will be grateful that they were able to recognize this test of Allah who's Panwar to Allah, because not everyone is able to recognize a test, as a test, right? And even Subhan, Allah, those of you who are in the like mental health field, and so on and so forth. You know, the first step to dealing with a problem or the issue

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is recognizing or understanding that we have a problem, right? If we cannot come to a point where we do we recognize that we have a problem, we can't deal with that problem. So the first steps of how Allah in dealing with a calamity, and being patient in a calamity from Allah subhanaw taala, is to understand that this is a test from Allah who is Panama to Allah, And subhanAllah in that we find that Allah who is Panatela raises our status, Allah has power to other raises our rank, as Allah subhana, Allah tells us that when Allah as I said, I'm told us that when Allah loves someone, he tests them, and he tries them. Right. And so this is a sign of Allah who's planning to add his love

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for us, as difficult as that is to understand when we are going through the trial. Right. And I'm gonna, I'm gonna ask you to reflect upon the relationship between trials and faith and Eman in a moment here. So I started thinking about that. But just to give you a little heads up some of my reflection here is that

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faith, you know, Allah has Panama to Allah mentions under the new and a bit of hype, right, very early on in the Quran, Surah Baqarah, That we believe in the unseen part of believing in the unseen obviously, is believing in the in the afterlife, and the world of the jinn and the angels and and all that kind of stuff and true, but also believing in the unseen is believing in an outcome that we cannot see. Right? So when we're going through a test, we're going through a trial, we have faith in Allah, we believe that the outcome is good, even though we can we cannot understand it right now. We cannot see it. Right? There's we just there's no way for us to understand it. But we believe, right?

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We believe in our Creator, we believe that he's when He created us, he knows what's better for us. We believe that he knows. And we don't know, in the level meet Allah humanitarian ammonia Kubelet ceremony was tested. He said, for somebody and Jimmy who said, he said, I'm going to I'm going to seek beautiful this patients, this beautiful patients, he said, I know from Allah, that was you do not know. Right? And subhanAllah one of the interpretations of this one, it's hard to say what did yeah, who I said, I know that the other he said, he told the other sons that you don't know, what are the things that he knew is that even though this is difficult, this is good, there's something

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good in there, right? There's something that I cannot see. And I know that right that there is something good here, and maybe I cannot perceive it, but I know that Allah who has found it out is not going to put me in a hardship for no reason. There's something which is which is good there. So I want to inshallah to out if we can reflect upon, because you know, this verse is talking about

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those who believe and those who accept their faith, right? From the people, or has he been nice to the people think that there'll be left alone, simply because they say we believe and they will not be tested. So what is the relationship? Or the relation I should say? What is the relation between faith between a man and

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being tested, being trying? Right? And also if you want to personalize this message as well? Go ahead and shout Allahu Allah Go ahead. Bismillah Do we have any hands up? I see Miss Oh, that love to hear some also new names, new voices, new hands as well. But Michelle, I just like to look into those who are the cornerstones of our reflections and see that please unmute yourself and stand up

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with regards to the relation between faith and being tested, or a man being tested, I always look to Surah Baqarah The last is the concluding is that you can live alone absolutely levels that Allah will not but in any soul more than its capacity. And I think what we find is that we well I cling to this because then whenever I go through something it's I know I can handle this no not even I Allah knows I can handle this I can I can deal with so it's been always folk

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personal point of view my dad passed away when I was 15.

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Suddenly, he had a heart attack and it was my mom, my three siblings. Right? And I was the third child and middle child syndrome. I was this really awkward 15 year old who was extremely rebellious considering

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just excuse me one second. Can I just log weird sound in the background? I need to go.

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Go ahead and go ahead and just bring it to you. I mean, okay, that's a little further to the corner of our chairs Nola projector, make sure it's it's nothing serious. You bet. Let's hear from you. In the meantime, in sha Allah isn't enough. Go right ahead. Sounds like so.

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I think the relationship between the faith and trials like the trials are things that

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we go through that strengthen our faith. And I think, um, like the way I was thinking, reflecting on this is that eventually we get to a point, like I know with myself,

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before I was Muslim, I freak out every little thing. But now that after more knowledge that I've gained and everything that happens, for some reason, I just, I don't know if this is bad, but for some reason, I don't even worry about it. Because I just know that if it's going to have a like there's no good or bad outcome. Even though it is bad. It may seem bad, but for some reason, like if I have a flat tire, I might say like, oh man, my tires flat. I'll freak out for a minute, but then I'm like, well, maybe I had to beat the lead. Because something could have happened to me along the way. It was something could have happened to me if I would have left at a specific time. So that's

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how I just look at everything now. And uh hum de la My life is so much better. 100 100 like, great to hear. So we had Allah You know, I sometimes I feel bad for people and I know that sounds weird to say this, but I feel bad for people

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who are atheist or don't have any type of faith right? What do they do in their most difficult moments? What do they do like who is there for them? Because we know that in the end of the day human beings will never be sufficient for us, right human beings have their own flaws they have their own issues like we do. They are human like we are human. And if we do not recognize our Creator and our Lord and our Sustainer like where does Where does what happens right May Allah has packed out a protective handed up who else do we have? We have and I have I see Masuda is back as well mr. That everything okay, inshallah. Okay, awesome. The rest of your elections, inshallah. And

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that make my, unfortunately, something toppled over in the kitchen, and it made such a noise. And then I just needed to go and see that everything was fine. So just coming back to what I was saying, before I get get into the personal details

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is what we find is that we have this very big disconnection to reality, because life is awesome. You know, in those moments, we just revel in it. So for 15 years of my life, I felt that my life was completely amazing, because my parents had given me this amazing experience, although I never knew the challenges that they faced, because they never shared those kinds of things with us, you know. And this, this disconnection doesn't make us value every moment, you know, in the sense of it will happen yet. So we have this that disconnection. And then every ease and hardship is not viewed as an opportunity. It's viewed as Oh, it's just another thing another date. So I never viewed them as

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opportunities to be able to do good or just to be the best that I could be. And then I think when that happened, it like really opened up my eyes to the fact of, I need just sort of things because my dad passed away. I'm 15. My friends are all on their own lives.

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Why friends, girlfriends wanting to meet up on the weekends, and

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I was the miner's daughter. So it wasn't like I was part of that.

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So to have rebellious side of wanting to be seen, or wanting to be part of things kind of flipped and changed, and I became a really serious person. So for the last years of high school, I became a the person people would approach if they needed Islamic advice. Other than that, I was like, really into my box. Like, that's the only thing that I would ever focus on. And then I viewed everything the negative. So my mom takes me aside when I was just about.

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We were about to leave South Africa to live in England for a few years. And she says, I need my baby back. The one who was happy and you know, who loved Allah and loved everything about this world. I don't see you anymore. I'd love to see this person that who appreciated everything. And I but I mean, one of these days, we're gonna die. And she's like, yes, we have to live our life accordingly. And if you enjoy every single moment and use it as an opportunity to guide yourself, as well as get guidance and help others along on their journey. So it was this learning curve of having to navigate an entire new life because we

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My life was a suit as small as a pinhead. And then having to experience all these different things, different cultures, etc. And then trying to remember that even though thrust into a different world, you know, really dealing with your own emotional issues, dealing with depression. And then I began again that, and then just after that, literally, you know, you think you didn't think that I know I'm right, and when things went the right way. And then I get married. And then two months, three months later, I'm back home. Because I was dealing with an abusive, abusive, abusive spouse, and pregnant and all, and having to deal with all of this. That type of depression takes you to the

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point of, you know, you're like, why are you testing? Like, what's the point, and like, I've been thrown from one end to the other, this is just another test, and eventually comes to that point where you reach rock bottom, and then they always say, there's nowhere else you can go besides up. So you're sitting instead of Amazon, I will cry and this will be this was my turning point. Where it was like, Allah just gave this light in my life. Subhan Allah, this joumana of mine. And she really is this beautiful soul of all, who has brought the love in light and acceptance of everything else, that I can deal with it if I can do all of this, rather, Allah is with me. And because he knows I

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can do this, I know I can do and I think that's my takeaway from this.

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That you have to make it back to Allah subhanaw taala and then know that he has you. Just psychological beautiful. I'm sorry. She said your your hair. Yeah. So I didn't realize I was lucky. Thank you for for sharing that haunted love. Mashallah, let's take me one more part of where we're out of time actually is.

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Yeah. How are you going to pick the last versus? Me? Guys? I let, let's see. Do we have any hands up? Or do we have a few? I see, I think for him, okay.

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Let's go with Canada. Let's let's, let's see what's up in Canada. Insha. Allah,

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please share, and you get for putting your location and your flag on your

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Oh, great. As long as they come, I hope I can be super quick.

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Yeah, I just wanted to talk about, like, when we're being tested, I was severely tested with severe illness COVID. Of course, with that, I actually ended up developing some neurological symptoms as well. But what I had realized was that, like, you know, I was always like, active and super healthy, I was actually training for a run before getting sick. And now it's been like about 18 months, and I'm still trying to get better. So what hit me very, very hard was that I couldn't make wudu without being short of breath. I couldn't do couldn't do such as I like, even today. 18 months, plus, I can't stand in my salah. And you know, that's okay. And initially, I was like, very, like, angry,

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like, that was such a roller coaster of emotions. And I'm like, I physically, you know, strong, why am I not getting better. But it turned out to be the hugest blessing for me, because it brought me so much more closer to Elizabeth Swann with Allah. And I still get emotional when I talk about it, because I still have, you know, quite a bit of symptoms. But just taking advantage of that, you know, you wake up in the morning, and you're, like, easy to breathe. And yet I still struggle with that, like, never had problems with my lungs, or, you know, asthma or anything like that, but just his power and his strength. And I wouldn't change the experience for the world. Like I work in

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health care. So I was taking care of patients. That's how I, you know, had a huge viral load, I was so angry in the beginning. And then I felt oh my god, I'm gonna fail this test. But you know, subhanAllah, it just brought me so much closer. And so when we talk about, you know, these tests and trials, that's why it hits home. For me so much more, just like a lookout for the listeners, like, look, I'm gonna give you a full and quick recovery. And melos finds out and make this a means for you to enter paradise alone. I mean, I'm just going to close with one of the points that you mentioned here. And I think it's really important to understand that sometimes when we're going

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through a test,

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there's that moment where it may click for us, like, Hey, I think I might fail this test or like, I don't know, if I can pass this test. That is not necessarily a bad thing, because you're at least recognizing, we're recognizing that we're being tested. And so that realization of like, I'm failing my test, or I don't know if I can make it or whatever and we seek Allah's help in that moment. And, and obviously, you know, in these situations, we rely upon Allah, we seek Allah's help, of course, but also, you know, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah has given us the means to reach out to people to speak to a counselor or a therapist, and that's something that is available to us. I would recommend that as

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well. Because part of seeking Allah's help is seeking the means that Allah whose product yada is created for us, right? So sometimes we get into this mindset that as a Muslim as a believer, the only thing you can do is pray or make the art and that's it and then you cannot you know,

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seeking the help of individuals or people is somehow goes against our faith. And that is not the case.

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whatsoever. You know, I sent him he said in the lions that Adele ones and Adela Allah said down the ailment or the illness and Allah has also sent down the cure. And so I sent him said, Put the doubt Whoa, so seek the treatment seek the cure. So on an emotional and psychological level Subhanallah we may be dealing with something and we need that cure in the sense of turning to someone who is qualified. So that is something that I just want to remind us of Inshallah, who data that is, number one, you know, the fact that one is recognizing that they're being tested is an amazing thing. Number two, I think is important that we do talk about how we need to be able to seek help from

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others, especially those who are qualified in these fields. Yeah, so we'll leave it at that until it is up to everyone who shared that and I know it was may have been a little bit difficult for you to share today or even getting you to think about some of the trials that you have been through or that you're going through with our handler hope this serves as a reminder for all of us will look to Allah Subhana Allah who will be handed a shadow Allah in Furukawa to be like Zack of Allah FareShare son definitely to those of you who contributed had the courage to get on the mic. And those who were excited and and ready to share as well may Allah reward you all may Allah ease all of those who are

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experiencing a test and make it a means for you to entertain that Emiliano but let me just one final reminder, especially as we're thinking of tests and the difficulty of this life and the hardships that we face because this life is not perfect. It's not meant to be our agenda here about the webinar I mentioned earlier, Ramadan three sixty.org forward slash Jeunesse and how the greatest moment that we have as a reward for all these tests that we've experienced, is going to be that moment where we have the final relief and we're entered into agenda itself. So to visualize that moment, and then to practically think about the ways that we're inshallah going to be able to get it

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to be in that moment and the things that we're going to do and the people we're going to meet and the experience that that we're going to have in sha Allah I highly encourage you guys to join the webinars and as you guys remember for our Ramadan webinars, we keep them short and snappy in terms of we have a lot of beautiful instructors who join us we keep the reminder is very strong, very influential, and it's like the best Amman boost that you could possibly have. So I highly encourage you guys to register for it. Especially as you're trying to get to visualize your the eyes and make your you know like you know beg Allah for that for the things that you would love to have it make

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sure you head over to Milan three sixty.org/lead to be part of that experience as well. It's going to be at 2pm PST to about 5pm PST s is going to be run almost until Ramadan 360 In sha but we will be having a lot 360 That day as well and everything will be recorded. All right. Does that go live everyone for joining us for day number 19 We kick off day 20 So tomorrow Ramadan 360 It's been such a pleasure to have you guys along so far in this journey. I look forward to seeing you guys again live tomorrow for now. Take care Stay happy, stay healthy, stay safe and s&m. Why?