Happiness & Good Friends

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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was a heavy woman while do all Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

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All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and peace and salutations be upon Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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My dear brothers and sisters, my dear fathers and mothers, each and every one of us

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is looking for the formula of happiness.

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We all want to be happy.

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Nobody gets up one day and says, Let me take the formula of depression, have spent countless years happy, I need to change. Nobody says that. Everybody wants happiness.

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And if we look at those who spoke about happiness, we find that some of them said that happiness was in the attainment of financial standing, or material well being.

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And some of them said happiness was in the attainment of many children, for example, some of them said happiness was in having a handsome or pretty spouse.

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But if we really research those who got what they wanted, and thought was happiness, we find that they never really attained the formula of happiness, they might have attained a portion of what gains happiness but in terms of attaining happiness, and its formula in its totality, then they did not most definitely attain it and they will testify to this themselves.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala in his book, given that Islam is a complete way of life, and has taught us everything good, and one does against everything bad, has indeed taught us the formula of happiness.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, men emila saw the hand mean that Kareem Oh, unfair. Well, who am I mean, Fela Luffy and no higher Tampa yerba La ilaha illa Allah, listen to this.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, For the one who does good deeds,

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from both the males and the females,

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and they are believers,

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for a new year now who hired then for them? Allah subhanho wa Taala will give a resilient life, a happy life, a fulfilling life.

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And the prize of living a life full of good deeds is not restricted to happiness in this world. Rather, it follows on into that which is known as the perpetual life may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those happy both in this world, as well as the hereafter. I mean, so this here are servants of Allah is the formula of happiness, the formula of happiness, Allah subhanho wa Taala has spelt it out for us. Happiness is attained by declaring the oneness of Allah and accepting the prophecy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and living a life of good deeds, maintaining the do's and staying away from the don'ts, the do's, as taught to us by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam and revealed to him by Allah subhanho wa Taala and the don'ts as taught to us by our Sharia, as well. A person who treads this path and looks after this life will have that happy life that each and every one aspires to have.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst the happy. I mean, in retrospect, Allah subhanho wa Taala shares with us the formula of depression. Now I know we're not looking for it. Nobody wants to take the formula of depression. But let's hear what the formula of depression is. And let's ask ourselves, are we actually taking it without realizing it? What is Allah subhanho wa Taala say about depression? Allah subhanho wa Taala says, For many Tibet are who they follow your will louella ashba that the one who follows my guidance, they will never ever complain, nor will they go astray, nor will they go become depressed.

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And then Allah Subhana

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with Allah says woman out other and victory but as for the one who leaves my remembrance leaves the teachings of the Quran leaves his Salah is not diligent with the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala then what is in store for them? Allah subhanho wa Taala says for in Allah humeri schatten banca then for that person is a narrow life, a restricted life, a depressing life. panela clear cut. Depression is the net result of leaving the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning leaving the teachings of the Sharia.

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It's like how we tell our children. If you study you will pass and if you don't study you will fail. Right? It's clear cut equation.

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Work hard equals success, luck, diligence equals failure. Allah subhanho wa Taala spells it out for us very clearly here. Live the remembrance of Allah live the teachings of the Sharia, and your life will be a life of depression and it does not end here. The depression is not restricted to the sphere and atmosphere of this life that we live in. Rather it will move on for this person to the perpetual life. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Allah subhanho wa Taala says when actually who Yamanaka This person will be raised blind on the day of gamma. And this person will be shocked at his state on the day of gamma and will tend to Allah and say, on a beanie Mahesh attorney Amma.

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Oh my Rob, why have you resurrected me blind Walker, the queen to basura but I tread I used to tread the life of the previous word of the previous life, the world that I used to live in, whilst I could see a man will respond and say hi, Carla. Hi there. Lika Attica is, just as our signs used to come to you, our is our messengers, our reminders, everything that was from our science just as they came to you fantasy to her, but you chose to forget them, what are their likely own buttons, thus today, you will be forgotten May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us what will be the state of this person really on the day of karma when he finds himself or herself in this particular situation?

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So this indeed is depression. And it's important that we set our paradigms right and understand what dictates depression. And what dictates happiness some of us live a life doing that of depression and we think we happy Subhanallah we think we happy Subhanallah and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us from a great shock on the day of gamma. So the formula of happiness is belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala accepting the prophecy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and doing good deeds will

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come at us and Allahu Allah as Allah subhanho wa Taala says and do good as Allah subhanho wa Taala did good to you, La ilaha illa Allah do could speak good, listen to good be with others within the realm of goodness. And let them remember you as a good person. Because you live the life of goodness, Allah subhanho wa Taala makers from amongst the happy not only in this world, but the next and not only happy, but from amongst the most happy when He grants us Jana was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam insha Allah, the highest Jana, that known as alpha dos. Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon all Eva dear viewers. Islam is not just a religion, but a complete way of life. Islam

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came to teach us everything we need to know. There was nothing good, except that Islam taught us about it. And there was nothing bad, except that Islam warned us against it. And it is with this introduction. That is not strange, that Islam taught us about the importance of good friends. It's not strange at all. Our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam spoke to his companions about this. And Allah subhanho wa Taala in his book speaks about this as well. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you are Latina tequila, we're kulu Masada. He addresses the believers. He addresses the believers. He says yeah, you are levena Amadou Oh, you who believe and as the companions of our

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beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us whenever we read the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we come across this particular idea. Yeah, you are Lavina takala with God Almighty is addressing the believers. Then immediately you as a believer should pay attention should open your ears and open your eyes and be upright and be prepared.

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had to listen to what comes next. For after this particular statement is either a command towards something, and a command necessitates obligation or a command against something. So what is Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded the believers in this particular idea, he says kulu Masada, he says, ensure that you choose a truthful friend circle, you remain with those that are truthful.

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Now, for those who ponder over this idea, in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala, we see clearly an instruction towards choosing a good friend circle, because a praiseworthy friend circle is that friend circle that has honest truthful people in it.

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So this is the first point. The second point is what we find in the cinema. We our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam shared with us a wonderful parable, a wonderful analogy. He told his companions, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam, that the example of a person who has a good friend, is like a person who has a friend that sells perfume.

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When you go visit this perfume seller, and you remain in his company, then it just may be that he is so generous, and he offers you a bottle of perfume, thus, you benefit from him in a big way.

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And if he's not that generous, then he would take out some of his own perfume, and offer you to use some, thus, you have still benefited, it might not be

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equal to the benefit. In the first circumstance, however, you have to benefit it, and you still would have the ability to smell nice. And if he's not that generous, then by just visiting him, and being in his company, and being in the surroundings of this perfume shop, then at least the scent of the shop will rub onto your clouds. And when you leave this place, whoever meets, you will know where you came from. Why because you have still benefited from this environment. Even if there was no real tangible physical benefit in the form of you receiving a gift in the form of perfume, or you being offered some perfume to use just remaining in that environment had a good effect on you. So

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this is the example of a person who has a good friend.

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If you remain in a good friend circle, then you stand to either benefit in a big way, or benefit in a slightly less away or just benefit in nearly being in that particular friend circle. Why? Because that good friend circle of people who encourage truthfulness, they encourage you to remember the Hereafter, they encourage you to remember good values, and that which Islam has taught. And even if they don't instruct you directly, when it just may be that the content of discussion within that circle or these points, and by the way, you benefited from it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a good friend circle. When our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went on, and he described

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an evil friend circle and the evil effects of having bad company. He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that a person who engages in having friends who are evil and have bad character and bad qualities, then he is like a person who takes a friend who is an iron smelter. His job is to spend his day by the blast furnace smelting iron,

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when you go visit this friend,

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if you very close to him, and you standing close to the blast furnace, then what will happen, a spark will come out of the furnace and burn your clouds. Thus you have lost in a great way. And if you decide to be careful, you say Look, I know that these are dangerous waters that I'm trading here, I will still visit this friend, but I will stay far away from the blast furnace. Then in this circumstance, we are taught that the

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the black smoke will attach itself to our clothes and our pure clothes will become spoiled. So our clothes have not become bent. However, they have become spoiled. And if you say Look, I know this is bad company. But I will still engage in attending the gatherings of this particular company. However, I will be extremely cautious

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I will stand by the door for example. Then we are taught that if you visit your friend who smells iron, and you stand right at the entrance of his presence, then understand that the fumes and toxins in the air will be breathed by you. By default you have to breathe, these fumes will be breathed, and you still stand to lose here Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us that having a bad friend circle entails loss, either in a big way or in a small way. But the net result is loss. The net result is harm. And this is a message to all our parents to speak to our children to guide them. With regards to this all important concept of choosing good friends for our Prophet sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam said, Allah O Allah Dini Hari Li that a person is upon the way of his or her friend. This is the short message I leave you with. I prayed beneficial. Everything correct said is from God Almighty and he's perfect and any mistakes are from myself and shame upon and I see Kala subhanho wa Taala as forgiveness. I love you all for the sake of Allah. Until next time, Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh