Istikhara – Seeking Guidance from Allah

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa Saavedra mine

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rubbish roughly sobre la silly Emery wa determine the Sania kovalam about or press due to Allah subhanaw taala please be upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam attests to father there's no god except Allah. Allah testify that Muhammad is the Prophet the Messenger of Allah brothers and sisters of hamdulillah thank Allah subhana wa tada for this beautiful gathering that we get together for the sake of Allah to please Allah to remember Allah and to know more about Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one that the more you know him, the more you love him, the more you love him, the closer you become to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and Allah subhanaw taala loves he does love that moment that his servant gets close to team as much as you do love as much as you do you love to get close to Allah subhana wa tada Allah subhanaw taala loves it even more than you, for you to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala Subhana Allah How amazing is that? When Allah subhanaw taala doesn't need you. You need Allah.

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Allah doesn't need you, you need Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's why there's a verse that we recite every single day, if not 10 times, 20 times, even 30 times, but Allah had

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a summit. A lot of us probably don't even know that even our summit means a summit is the one that everyone needs. And he does not need anyone. That's a summit. That's one of the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala a summit, the one that everyone needs a lot of hands on with Allah and Allah subhanaw taala doesn't need anyone. And this is an attribute. And it's Allah subhanaw taala because no one on the face of this earth no one in the universe, no one from the grace of Allah azzawajal has the attribute that everyone needs him. He doesn't need anyone. Yes, he might have people that people need them. But at the end of the day, they need others. And they need that loss of Hannah Montana.

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But Allah subhanaw taala is the one that's asked, and he never us. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one that ever resorts to and he doesn't need to resort to anyone. That's a Samad. Alhamdulillah we get together to know Allah, the summit, the one that we need to ask and get closer to him.

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One of the things that Allah subhanaw taala loves is that moment that when you ask Allah subhana wa Taala Allah subhanaw taala is not like us, as human beings. we as human beings, we don't like to be asked, we don't like I don't want people to ask me too many things.

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And you as a human being, you don't want people to ask you too many things. Even if it's your own son and daughter, even if it's your mother and father. He doesn't love to be asked the first time he hasn't got a smile. And he gave you a son and daughter asked you for money give the first time the second time Hello, I'm not gonna give you any more.

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So Pamela, it's our nature. We're human beings at the end of that we don't like to be asked that asked me too many things.

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Even if it's the closest people to you, but Allah subhanaw taala is different. Allah subhanaw taala loves to be asked. Allah loves that moment. When he seven raises hands to Allah subhanaw taala sollozzo gem Allah loves it. He loves it yes Allah loves it Raise your hands.

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Give me this.

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Yeah Allah grandmother wirkkala bukom Ronnie a statue Blackcomb

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and Allah subhanaw taala the Lord. He commands a lucky men's Allah subhanaw taala is not recommending Allah Subhana Allah is commanding that you ask Allah subhanaw taala and Allah subhanaw taala return respond to you. So Allah loves the moment they asked him. One of the things that allows them handle without also loves to be asked is for you to consult Allah, which is our topic tonight.

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And this is the chapter we're in 97th chapter of the book of Rio de Sala hain. Babel is the hora de Waal Masha Arathi

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the chapter of istikhara which is seeking guidance from Allah subhanaw taala consulting the laws origin and consultation in general.

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What we're going to focus on tonight in Sharla is just something that's common. Everyone knows is to cut especially when they want to get married. So panela everyone knows is the harder you know how many times people call me and they said, I want to get married. Someone told me about staccato it's like istikhara is connected to marriage. That's the only time he asked Allah subhanaw taala for guidance is when you want to get married. Before and after this nice too caught up as if istikhara is specifically there when you want to get married. Specifically there when you want to get married, but before and after this? No, that's not right. It's the hardest for any matter. As we mentioned

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the Hadith either inshallah we'll be talking about.

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So Allah subhanaw taala loves

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To be asked, whether you want to ask Allah subhana wa Taala for something to grant you have something to be lifted away from me. You ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant you something, give me money Allah give me give me your love Give me strength you're asking the Lord to give you something. Oh you ask Allah subhana wa tada to Olivier alter remove something, Allah take this illness away from me take this hardship away from me take this problem away from me say asking Allah subhanaw taala to take this problem away from you. So ask Allah subhana wa tada one of the things that he asked a lot of soldier fulfill gardens. You ask Allah for gardens and who's better than Allah

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subhanaw taala for you to ask for guidance. Allah is the Greatest where you

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are, there's no one they should be asking for guidance. Allah subhanaw taala is anyone that knows the best of affairs and the best of things we use Allah Subhana

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Allah subhanaw taala for guidance. And that's what Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, Kareem

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commanding the problem Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to consult the Sahaba of the

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Mohammed consult them. And that's the verse verse of this chapter. But he was talking about istikhara between you and Allah azza wa jal said the concept of istikhara consulting with the creation of a large donor this day, and the problem Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam is the problem the Messenger of Allah that receives the revelation from Allah, Allah commanded to consult the Sahaba. So the concept of consultation which is much shorter, much shorter, you consult, it is something that's embedded in the Sharia.

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Something that's embedded in the Sharia, you shouldn't be consulting. And the greatest word for you to consult is Allah subhanaw taala to consult one another, and at the same time, Allah wants you to seek His guidance towards any matter that you run your life.

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So now you've got two different consultations, one with the creation of Allah, the other one with the Creator. Now obviously, the consultation with the creation is nowhere neither consultation with the creator

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because when you consult me, I could be wrong could be wrong, but when you consult Allah subhanaw taala, there's no possibility of wrong. It's only right. You might come and ask me what do you think of this person? What do you think of that? What do you think of this business? I could say, you know, it's good, but ends up to be bad. I'm a human beings, I make mistakes. But that does not apply the loss of Hannah Tyler. But the beautiful thing about the Sharia is that Allah subhanaw taala and the Sharia is always emphasizing on the point that you are part of a community consultant. Allah commands the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. When

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you think about Mohammed Salah doesn't need to consult in

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the gardens. Why did the Prophet Muhammad speak to the rest of the Sahaba? Why should they even go speak to the Sahaba the consultation that is gonna get from the Sahaba is going to get from a large village. So the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam

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wants to know something of a particular matter. Why should he go and speak to the creation of Allah speak directly to law speak to your brain, he will give the best advice. But Allah who wants to teach the problem homosassa the importance of consulting the Sahaba consulting one another even though you're a leader, even though you're a prophet, even though you're a messenger, even though you've got direct access to Allah, you've got direct access to the greatest service from Allah subhanaw taala we want to teach you Mohammed to consult your companions and is obviously to teach us all the importance of consulting one another. And that's the character of the problem homosassa

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mystic consultants I have it all the time on everything even though they knew them. Even though the problem homosassa knows what's best for him and the job is to consult the Sahaba

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to teach us the low tide item the importance of consulting one another the importance of working together as a community so much sir the problem homosassa would even consult is

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the very famous Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam was in the treaty he consulted on cinema What should he do consultation

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you tell a brother you know what you should go and consult your wife me nah

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I'm the man wasn't even be consulted my wife you know it's like you know that pride he know better than the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salaam in a salon sometimes to get together with

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a small matter consultant, but it's not about what he's gonna get from them. It's about the consultation process. What you get from the consultation. Because I never saw salon has the best consultancy service and that's Allah subhana wa Tada. If the wording applies, asking Allah, Allah God meant to this God meant to that.

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So this is what we call a Matura. And obviously the greatest one for you to ask us a lot. So again, when you ask Allah subhana wa tada the process of you're asking Allah for guidance over a particular matter that you are unsure of, or confused in, we call it in the Sharia. istikhara is taharah is taharah

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So my brothers and my sisters istikhara is when you ask Allah subhanaw taala for guidance, not the general guidance because we're always asked Allah.

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Allah, Allah, Allah God, may God guide me guide me, that's general guidance that you want

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to guard you. You want a loss of Hannah Allah to guide you to the right path. You want the loss of Hannah with Allah to guide you to what pleases Him. That's the general guidance. But istikhara is when you want Allah subhana wa Taala to guide you to a specific issue they are unsure of, or you're confused in

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order to show you the path such as marriage, for example, and not limited to marriage. You know, I'm interested in this woman, Is she good for me, Shiva. masala, Angel. I want to know if she's a woman for me or not. Maybe she's an angel from the inside, but she's probably not suitable for me. Or maybe him. I want to get married to him as a woman. I want to get married to him. I want to know if you're the sort of person for me.

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That's an istikhara you're applying for this job. You don't know where to take this job or not.

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You're planning to travel he didn't know whether to travel or not. And that's why I had no problem.

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At salatu salam used to teach us Sahaba

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Cana Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you are liminality Harada Morricone Ha.

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Karim Allah.

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Listen to the Hadith

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of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam used to teach us the istikhara which is seeking guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala. For Morricone, in all matters.

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Big or small.

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Again, in all matters, big letters or small matters. He asked Allah subhanaw taala for God, and so not necessarily when you stuck, and he doesn't know whether you get married to him or get married to him or not. That's when you ask a lot. That's

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a struggle. I know. Someone calls me and tells me Mr. Hiroshi, are you planning to get married? Yeah. So panel.

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Always it's the heart of marriage.

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But what the gentleman he used to teach us the quarter in all matters.

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We got small get a murder, even divorce.

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Is the quarter Yes, Mr. Carter, even upon buying this house,

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traveling certain enemies to teach us a habit of the lowdown. I know Mr. hodda. in all matters, most specifically, are limited to get getting married.

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Not only will lie when you have this issue in all matters, and that's why if you look into the character of the Sahaba

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they'll be surprised if they used to praise the hunt every single day for matters because at the end of the day, your life should be in accordance to the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal

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should be in accordance to the way of Allah subhanaw taala and sometimes you might be confused and being confused that's not a bad thing. Sometimes you're confused. So then look around and start degrading yourself as to all because you're done because you disconnected from Allah said the shaper manages to penetrate all because you are disconnected from Allah because this because of that, now, I'm confused. Are the

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other members the best thing for me to go overseas or not?

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I want to pursue this job. I don't know if it's the best thing for me. ask Allah subhanaw taala. At the same time, seek consultations from your friends, from your mates from senior people, leaders in the community. ask Allah Subhana Allah for guidance. So you've got two different aspects, seeking guidance from people seeking guidance from Allah azza wa jal and you should ask both us both. So for example, you want to get married to this woman as a man or you want to get married to this man as a woman. Ask about them. They will not just look glamorous or how beautiful this person is you know the T collars clothes that say I'm gonna get for him No, ask their reputation. What do you know

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about them? Because at the end of the day, you see things from the outside. There's other things they haven't seen this another saw they didn't see. Ask around. What do you know about this person? What do you know about that? Brother? What do you know about the sister

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at the same time secret lots of handled Alice gardens and Allah subhanaw taala will show you the gardens so here in the

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home and it's the heart of what you're seeking God is from Allah subhanaw taala the way he used to teach him a verse from the Quran Karim.

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And how did the program homosassa is to teach us

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from the Quran the Quran that's on a regular basis every single day the Prophet Muhammad Salah

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verses from the Quran because it may be samanya Salah Mr. Receive verses we verses from the Quran Academy on a regular basis. So you could imagine how

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this scroll

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I have the privilege to send me some data. So what are the lowdown? I know Mr. hora. The way I used to teach him is from the Quranic any ongoing regular, always teaching this?

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I know Mr. hodda It's the harder it's the harder if you're confused over a matter you need guidance from Allah subhanaw taala pray to Allah. Allah subhanaw taala his gardens. So it's the hora is a big thing to the Sahaba of the lot on it because it was a big thing from the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu said a minute when you get married.

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Not only when you have a major issue in your life, no major minor because small cannon the bees Allah Allah Allah.

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Allah Morricone, haka. Surah

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Mr. Constantly teach us a staccato what you're seeking guidance from Allah subhanaw taala the way he used to teach us a verse also know a chapter from the Quranic in him. And then I want everyone to pay attention.

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Everyone pay attention, because this is a very important sentence here. Yeah, either hammer, hammer, okay. So jabber is saying that the Prophet Muhammad wa sallam will constantly teach us the istikhara prayer in all our matters. In all our marriages, the way I used to teach was a verse from the Quranic and then he says, the problem Mohammed Salah, so let me say, if you are concerned,

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again, Hamada. If you are concerned, if you are concerned of a matter, you pray staccato. Okay, what's concerned?

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If you're confused,

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if you're not sure,

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if you're undecided, if you have debt, but if you know that this is 100%, just go for what for example, I'm going for two jobs. One job pays better islamically better, environment was better, everything's good in it ticks, all the boxes, the other one ticks, the boxes. There's no confusion here, just go for it.

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The only time they need to do that is when you are confused. You have a bit of reservations here you are concerned. But if you know that this is 100% perfect for you. Just go for it.

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So yes, the concept of istikhara sir important, but not every single thing that you do in your life you have to do is taharah if you're concerned.

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And obviously these days, we're concerned about everything, including ourselves. Sometimes we need to stay mica staccato to make sure that we are on the right path or not. That's how concerned we are these days confused? But inshallah we're only gonna get better on sha Allah with more knowledge seeking knowledge gatherings, like these gatherings in sha Allah gonna get better. So in the visa llamada, Selim says, is a hammer hadoken so if you're concerned ever, if you are concerned about if you are confused over a matter, if you are concerned about a matter, you praise taharah

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if you have one choice, and you know that this is the right choice for you, islamically, a worldly wise islamically a worldly wise, and that's why, yes, we live in this dunya I need to take this dunya in consideration, but also I need to take the ACA in consideration of other two extremes, one extreme that only take the dunya this worldly matter this world, the world into consideration, not concentration for the after, then you've got the other extreme, it's all about the aftermath. Think about this dunya No, no, you're wrong.

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You're wrong, you need to balance the two together.

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And Allah subhanaw taala makes it makes mention of the

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dunya don't neglect your portion, you're watching this dunya you are living in this dunya you are part of this dunya antonius part of you you have to balance it out. So you need to consider the dunya you need to consider which one takes preference, of course the

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part of the dunya at the end of day.

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So as I mentioned, unfortunately these days we've got two extremes, one extreme that goes on at dunia cola this world. No consideration of the

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other extreme. He after consideration of this dunya No, no, no, we need to balance it. It's all about that balance striking that balance in between the dunya and akhira between this world and the hereafter. So the Prophet Mohammed Salah Selim says,

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if one of you is concerned about a particular matter, then you pray two rakaat failure Karla Kartini mineral for Eva, you pray to God to not get

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caught.

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We call it the to the cause of istikhara. To record that has got nothing to do with

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the 2004 load for us the three months of information these are the Freud. So these are an extra two voluntary, non obligatory rakata eprivacy beside the 70 like God that you pray as an obligatory praise. And those two rock art does check out can be prayed any time

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During the day and Mark except the feminine times, which are from physical to sunrise, and from awesome to sunset, and 20 minutes before a lot of work according to some of the muda which is our business, okay? So you could price a lot and it's too hot or not necessarily there if you want to press too hard because that's another thing that people have stuck in their mind. You pray before you go to sleep. Don't talk to anyone.

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Don't talk to anyone. You have to pray before you go to sleep go to sleep. No one was talking to you.

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No, no, no, no, no, I'll just perform the staccato What did you get this from?

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He can performance the harder during any time of the day. No one said there's got to be done before you get to sleep. You could go any time beside the feminine times which is special until sunrise is on until sunset and accorded some of that 20 minutes before the Lord until a lot of times a good price a lot of staccato any time of the day. And it's added to the heart to simple record. And this goes to recommend that in the first book I read called

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Simple too simple to cut. So the best thing is for you to focus on your will do and concentrate then you can pray to God with the intention yeah Allah I'm praying this to duck out with the intention to consult you these terracotta called the terra cotta istikhara seeking guidance from Allah subhanaw taala is the heart and Arabic means seeking guidance from Allah subhanaw taala seeking guidance guidance to help them in seeking gardens well obviously seeking guidance from Allah subhanaw taala you try to simple like after you perform oh boy you pray to God with the intention they are Allah I'm praying that stood out with the intention that I'm seeking your goddess ever this particular

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matter

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and it can be praying during any time of the day beside the feminine forms that were mentioned before.

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And then you make the door

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The door is in Arabic the DA is in Arabic okay? The door you make an offer you pray the to God so you pray to God and it's recommend that you read

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it then after Mashallah remind us to rock out for half an hour to simpler got

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performable Allahu Akbar Fatiha Kalia yoga from naruko semilla de su concentrate. Then after you give Salaam salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah had finished the Tierra Can you raise your hands to Allah subhanaw taala and you make the drop, the DA, which is been mentioned by the prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam been taught by the prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, Allah humma in

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erotica was alchemy.

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Allah after what Allah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Muhammad Ali,

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ma. And then you mentioned that for surely

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there is another narration that says Arjun Emery allegedly, li li li fi will encounter Tara mana. I'm Sharon Lee Dino Masaki back to Emory.

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Emory, Emory, we're actually here for three four and he was listening. Hello, hi. Hi token tomorrow, db. Okay, so you've got different durations of additional phrases in the Hadith to the end of it. So that the DA, the DA in general is saying Oh Allah, Allah.

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Allah, I'm seeking your gardens with your knowledge. you're seeking your gardens with the

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palace gardens of a specific matter say I'm asking you to guide me.

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I'm seeking your strength because you're the one that has the ultimate power. Look, I'm in public I am I'm asking you from the grep bounties that you have. For me.

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You can do whatever you want, I can do whatever I want. Whatever Allah subhanaw taala wants to do, he can do, he can do whatever you want.

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Allah subhanaw taala can do whatever he wants, what Allah Allah and you know

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everything.

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And your mothers can bet our lives on is so so so minimal.

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Not everything the unseen and the seen Aloma in

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your life you know that this matter is best for me and for my dunya troops of Han Allah. Look at this amazing there is the Allah subhanaw taala or the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is teaching in this said they asked Allah subhana wa tada to show you the goodness of this matter that you are concerned over, if it's good for your dunya and your Acura Allahumma encantada man, Mo hydro leafy Dini, Mamma Mia, Oh Allah if you know that this matter is good for me, in this world and the hereafter. So you need to take into consideration this world and the hereafter

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and then ask Allah subhana wa Taala

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ask Allah azzawajal if it's good for you in this dunya if it's good for your livelihood, if it's good for you this if it's good for you, then ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make it easy for you

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in a way a ceremony Allah make it easy for me.

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Allah

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decree and make it easy upon me. Oh, then upon me, robotically fee. Oh Allah bless it for me. So y'all, I'm asking you that I'm confused. And I'm asking you Allah, that if this matter is good for me, and it's good for my Deen and it's good for my dunya and it's good for my livelihood yellow make it easy for me.

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Dana upon me, and bless it for me.

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Shadow Li fi Dini

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Emery. If you know that this method I'm asking you ever and I'm concerned that if you know that it's evil. For me, it's harmful for me. And it's harmful for my Deen it's harmful for my dunya it's often my livelihood. Allah keep me away from it and keep it away from me.

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So this is in summary, you're asking a saying Yeah, Rob you know Adana, you can aka You are the laws of the universe, you know, everything for that I'm consulting you hear a lot of seeking is over this meta, if this meta is good for me, good for my religion, good for my dunya good for my livelihood, to make it easier for me.

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Bless

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or dine upon me. If this matter is harmful for me. However, for my religion, however, for my dunya heaven for my livelihood, yeah, Allah keep away from Ethan keep away from me.

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Distance me from it. So in summary, this the draw the Prophet Mohammed, Salah, Salah, Mr. Mike, and then at the end of the draw, you mentioned, at the end of the draw, you mentioned the matter that you're concerned over. At the end of the draw. You mentioned the matter that you're concerned over. At the end of you mentioned the matter of a concern. So for example, if she's good for me, if he's good for me, if this job is good for me, if this service is good for me, traveling is good for me. So you read that door, you read an Arabic, you read it in Arabic, then after you read the door in Arabic, that's after you finish from the Salah. So you perform the Salah, and he gave Salah, you

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make this drop, after you make this drop, you read you recite this drop out the result of this drop, and you finish from reciting this drop. Then you mentioned the matter they are concerned ever.

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You mentioned the matter that you're convinced in he mentioned after you make that drop, and then you depend on Allah subhanho wa Taala. So once again, my brothers or my sisters, you pray that you duck out after you finish the checkout, you make this draw you raise your hand stylize origin also what's recommended that when you make this draw, one of the etiquettes of making the draw is that you start your draw with a handy little blowout. I mean was Salatu was Salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad say you praise Allah subhana wa Taala and you send peace and blessings upon the problem homosassa this is one of the etiquettes of the drop. One of the etiquettes of the drop, you start your diet

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with Al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala, the simplest way Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah you begin your day out with that and you end your diet with that.

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Again, what are the etiquettes of the draw that you start the day with? $100 Bill alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad and you end your day out with Al Hamdulillah alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad you raise your hands.

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Now obviously, raising your hands to Allah subhanaw taala is a gesture of humbleness.

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a gesture of humility to creator I'm asking you stop when someone comes and ask you for money. If they're gonna say, bro, give me money. You're gonna give money when they come to you, Luca Hey, please, can you give me money? Look, it's a gesture of humbleness. And Allah subhanaw taala is your law the laws of this Ukraine

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alasa when you ask, y'all give me No no, raise your hand Starla a sign of humility and humbleness era. I'm asking you I'm humbling myself. I am showing you I'm showing you a sign of servitude and slavery Allah give me this Yeah, Allah grandmother. So you start your diet with 100 a lot of banana men are salatu salam ala sanem hamato any phrase around us I'm not necessarily the one I'm sending but as long as you praise Allah subhanaw taala and he said, Please have blessings upon the problem. homosassa Allah, then you read this throughout the week before Allah humma in the esta hydrocarbon Mecca was

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And he was listening and who worked on the hydro hydro cancel Marina Bay and then after you read the DA you mentioned the matter they are confused in now obviously and I could hear people thinking but chef after mentioned Arabic lacava say Allah is this lady good for me in Arabic? You don't have to mention Arabic could mention in English any language so I'm not necessarily they have to mention your meta in Arabic dimension in language Allah subhanaw taala is on the credit the languages are lots of languages. Okay, what about the DA preferably they make this dawn Arabic because that's the diet of the problem homosassa had made

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Okay, there was no proven formula of this and start reading it. Okay, raise your hand and handle Los Altos amatola and you read out of the book run out of the device ran out of your phone reader I have your iPad reader out of TV ran out of anyway. So it's not necessarily they have to memorize this for you to make this dog you read the two or you pray the judicata Allah subhanaw taala after you finish put the paper in front of you put the dog book put your iPhone in front of you and then you read the door Aloma

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read out then after you finish then you mentioned the matter they are confused in after you finish you mentioned the matter they are confused in the matter they concern over Okay, what about if I don't know read Arabic no problems if you don't know in written English

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preferably to read in Arabic but if you're going to read an Arabic written English you have to read the translator rotation if you can't read it and translate rotation then read the meaning of it in Arabic What about if it's becoming too much on me? You know what don't ever

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play the two cards raise your hand say you're up I'm confused ever this Maria Allah make it easy for me Yeah, Allah choose what's wrong for me. If you can't, not preferably Of course, for you to pray the to look at and to read the Arabic law because that's the other problem homosassa Allah had made. That's the problem, Hamza Salam said, but it's it's becoming too complicated in which I'm struggling to comprehend that this is going to become too complicated for someone who just embrace Islam Few days ago. But otherwise it shouldn't be a problem. But if it's too complicated for you, then you pray that you rock out with the intention of seeking guidance from Allah subhanaw taala you raise

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your hands to Allah say I'm confused over this matter you know, I'm not sure what's wrong for me you know Allah except what's wrong for me Allah make it make it easy for me if it's good Yeah, Allah this dismay away from me things about this and that you can make the drop but preferably speed to follow the door of the Prophet Mohammed Salah Salem. So you make the drop hamdulillah So to summarize, to let you read the drop out of a paper, read it out of an iPad, read out of your phone, whatever it is really an Arabic then you mentioned Yeah, Allah. I'm getting married to this lady on getting married to this. Sister. I'm getting married to this woman. I'm getting married to this man.

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I'm getting married to this oil. I'm going into this business venture. I'm going overseas. Yeah, a lot of choose what's right for me. Because at the end of the day, you're seeking Allah subhanaw taala is guidance. So the way you talk to someone when you go up to someone say to him, Look,

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I'm planning to open a business. What's your thoughts on it? Show me the path. Speak to Allah subhanaw taala Allah, I intend to open this business a lot. Choose what's right for me.

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Choose what's best for me. If it's good for me, I'll bring it closer to me if it's better for me, I love this, this man away from it.

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And then you and your dog. So that's the first part of the second part. How many times you do staccato. There's nothing concrete. There's nothing concrete in the summer that says you do three times seven times 50 times 100 times. However, the scholars had recommended that you do it three to seven times until you get the answer. Okay, how do you get the answer? We'll talk about it later. So you do it from three to seven times. Everyday first day, second day, third day up to seven days. All night you continue making it staccato in the same process. We'll go to the car after the terra cotta eraserheads de la jolla read the darn Arabic then you mentioned the metal that you're confused over

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the matter that you concerned in. And hamdulillah paraliminal Sato Sana Cena Mohammed and he do that from three days a month up to seven days a month. Is there anything concrete on that there is no Hadith that says three or seven. It's just a recommendation from the scholars from the derivation that they had derived from their understanding of the Sharia they said from three to seven times. Okay, what about the answer? What about that? How do you get the answer you're gonna get a metal that's gonna say I got gaffer, you're gonna get a letter that says gaffer, my brothers and my sisters, I want to make something very clear. I want to make something very clear. The closer you

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are to Allah subhanaw taala the course and the easier as it comes.

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The more distant you're away from a large store then the more harder sometimes it can be sometimes it can be like for example, you know your mom and dad you know variable. Okay, you know that look when your mom gives you enough

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It's either the interview, or it's something good. It's just a look or understand that look for me Mom, but you understand the why because it was your mom, your mother or your father used to give you, especially on the air fathers when they used to give that look that say, you know, you know exactly what's gonna happen to you tonight you know exactly exactly how many

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you're gonna cover tonight. You know that look, why they understand that look, because you're close to him. You're close to your parents. You're so close to your parents that just by looking at their faces, you know exactly what they're trying to say to you. It's that relationship is that connection that you've established between you and them?

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I'm not comparing this example to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But I'm saying the closer you

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are, the more connection you have with Allah subhanho wa Taala the stronger the reception that you've worked with, the more bars that you've gotten your reception.

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You'd be worshipping Allah subhanaw taala coming to them, doing all this good work, always good worship. You ask a lot you feel there's a reception between you and Allah azza wa jal, but you've been so disconnected from Allah subhanaw taala you haven't been praying to Allah Subhana Allah Xhosa now you want to get married to her and expect to give me an answer. In response to Allah for ease. But that doesn't mean I was not gonna respond to you don't get me wrong, Allah subhanaw taala for him, you can be so far away from Allah subhanho wa Taala respond back to you.

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But in general, the closer to Allah subhanaw taala The closer the answer becomes, the more connected you are to Allah azza wa jal, the stronger the reception is, you'll find the answer coming in you feel you know that connection. You know that connection? Subhanallah you feel the answer coming to you.

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You've got that connection, you know, you've got that connection between you and Allah azza wa jal.

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That's in a general form, the closer to Allah the easier and the closer the as it comes to you, the more distant you're from Allah subhanaw taala the possibility again, the possibility that the answer can be delayed can be Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala can respond to you straightaway. Okay, that's one. So how do you know the answer? Everyone, the first thing that crosses people's minds is dreams, colors, that's what have to do before you get to sleep while you make the door before you get to sleep in your bed, then talk to anyone, not even your wife, even if she you know, Chuck's a tantrum, he's still gonna go to sleep. Don't talk to anyone sleep, you're gonna say something and

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you know what, not only that, what you see it's got to be nice flowing river with greenery around it and it's got to be this nice looking person there. And it's got to be sunny and I'm sure people just come up with all those things. It's like you know, go on Alice in Wonderland.

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It's like a movie. Okay, are you taking someone to connect Allah subhanaw taala taking someone to Hollywood

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What do you get these things from? That guy? What about the dreams? brothers and sisters? There is a possibility that Allah subhanaw taala would respond to you through dreams? Yes. But it's not necessarily to be through dreams.

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It's not necessarily you've got people who just limit the mindset the answer must be through dreams. That's what you do before you get to sleep and have to say something and then the next day they wake up and start giggling okay also in the dreams that I saw rats on a saw mice or muscle animals this under Subhan Allah that's an answer from a larger for me not to get married to this lady Mashallah. She's a very good woman.

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This is an answer from the shadow from Allah subhanaw taala

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because they don't can't penetrate Okay, so what's the best form of us understand answer? It's your feelings.

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Your connection with Allah subhanaw taala you know that connection you know that natural instinct. That connection that connects it to Allah subhana wa tada you know, that natural instinct that you know, you know when you when you go for something and you feel very comfortable? Okay, I'll give you a better example. You know, when you meet someone and this person said genuine, you feel comfortable. You know, he's a good person for me to be with, you know, that feeling might be the only thing about this person but you know, that feeling that you have, you know, this person seems to be genuine. And sometimes you might be someone you'll make some money. Yeah, I feel very

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uncomfortable. This person you know, feelings. It's more about feelings. But you know what, also feelings can be manipulated and shaytan can play with the feeling that's why you have to be strong and answer predominantly comes through the feelings but it goes back to your connection to Allah subhanaw taala You know, when you say religious molars or panatela makers from to be from amongst those who are really religious and genuinely religious to please Allah subhanaw taala. When you say religious, you've got this feeling in our I feel that this is going to please a lot of hands and I'm going to do it.

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Sometimes you don't even need to tell it don't even need to ask a chef. If it's right or wrong. You know, it's wrong. You know how many times people come up to me say I'm about to do this contract, but I feel very uncomfortable about it. Not because he's got this background knowledge or better in this area, but because the

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feeling inside them. It feels You know, I'm not doing the right thing

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I'm not doing it's just that feeling. So predominantly, the answer comes from Allah subhanaw taala. Through your connection to Allah. And through your feelings through your sentiment.

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He feel You know what? I feel motivated, I feel happier, better. I feel comfortable. I feel like you know what, like, my chest, my heart is open for you feel like I want to go for this thing.

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That's the answer. Or Allah Subhana Allah will give you an answer, you know, a full set uncomfortable with it. I feel uncomfortable. I just don't feel right better, doesn't sit right in my heart.

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I don't feel motivated. I feel darkness. You know, there's feelings that you get. And obviously, you can differentiate and distinguish between the right feeling around feeling depending on your email, because that's what a man is about. A man is about guiding you to the right thing.

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So the best and the greatest form of answer is your feeling towards that mirror. That's one. Secondly, did you forget why you asked the laws of Hamilton and his dot Yama make it easy for me? Allah will make it easy for you. So Pamela, if you see things as flowing,

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you see things as falling into place. It's like Allah subhanaw taala is making the reason for you. It's like this business of Allah. Everything's just going

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everything's just following suit. Everything's just falling in place. Everything's just you know, everything's just coming together. Oh Subhan Allah. I don't know just isloch a blockade of a blockade red block of a red block is luck. It's not happening.

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Because they are for loss of life is good for me. I open it up for me. If it's bad for me, this is me from it. And this isn't it from me.

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away from it and keep away from me. Allah subhanaw taala keep you away from Allah Subhana Allah sometimes you look at things I mean,

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but it's not happening.

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It's not happening. It's just It's just what happened to everybody what the means and everything but it's just not happening. It's like a loss of Hannah Montana is hindering it for you. It's like a loss or creating those obstacles to keep you away from it. Why? Because he asked Allah Allah if it's bad for me, keep away from it. Keep away from me.

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If it's good for me, Allah make it easy for me. So it goes back again to her loss of Hannah Montana. makes it easy for you or hard for you. That's another sign. So predominantly is your feelings sentiment, connection to Allah subhanaw taala and again, not feeling on its own but feelings with connection with a loss origin because sometimes you might have the feeling but it's not what pleases the laws though. Don't say what the what feeling with the what connection with Allah subhanaw taala and at the same time, Allah makes it easy for you if it's good for you, or Allah subhanaw taala make it very hard for you if it's bad for you. That's predominantly the answer that you get. But you

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can't get an answer through dreams. Not saying I'm not saying that. You're not gonna get anything through dreams. You might get answers through dreams. Okay, and it goes back again to feelings because the Nabi sallallahu Sallam speaks about the dreams and he says it is one portion, one portion of the prophecy, Allah subhanaw taala is to communicate with the prophets and messengers through jabril and three also dreams. So Allah can communicate with you through dreams, but it's not predominantly through dreams. So don't focus on Okay, I'm gonna make a staccato I'm gonna go to sleep. I'm gonna say if I'm gonna say something back or what? If it's Doc, no, no, no, no, no. If

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it's what Yes, yes, yes. No, no, that's not right. It's predominantly how you feel about it. And how Allah subhanaw taala makes it easy for you or hard? That's the answer. And I have a lot of experience in the past. I'm not alone, sha Allah can mix them into him. But so Pamela, out of maybe 10 is the current mine. Allah subhanaw taala either puts this feeling Ma and Allah makes it easy. So Pamela didn't even think it's gonna be that easy. And sometimes, Allah makes it so hard, even though you've got the concepts like you know what, this house is worth a million bucks, you've got the money, got everything, but it's not happening. It's just not happening. And you look at me, why is

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it happening? I've got the means I've got the tools. I've got the context, but it's not happening. That's an answer from Allah does it keep

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keep away from it, and keep away from me. That's exactly what Allah subhanaw taala had done to you know, to keep away from it, and to keep it away from you.

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But again, grains is one of them, but don't focus too much on the dreams before you focus on everything else. Focus on your connection with Allah subhanaw taala asking something, what did you give in return?

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And he did that from three to seven days. You continue doing that? If you are so close to Allah subhanho wa Taala one istikhara one da answer come straightaway. You connected. you're connected to Allah. You've got full reception.

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What because you've built the excess with Allah subhanaw taala. But you haven't prayed to Allah, Allah for us and I want to praise to Allah give me the answer. Now, Allah can Allah for him? I'm not saying he wouldn't. But when you really think about it, where have you been on these ease?

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Your relationship with Allah subhanho data is so rusty that you need to clean the rock before you even get an answer.

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Your phone is dead, you need to at least recharge it, update it, and then you'll get an answer.

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The battery's dead and you want things to work out my emergency call, you know the emergency calls that you get. And you'll be lucky for even to get a minute of that. So my brothers or my sisters, it's the holidays that you seek Allah subhanaw taala as God has a particular matter, that you find yourself to be concerned or confused over and you ask a lot.

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And it goes back to your connection with Allah subhanaw taala so before you ask a lot, I'm not saying don't ask him if you don't have it. But one of the things that you should be focusing on before you ask Allah to establish a relationship with Allah subhanaw taala establish good relationship with the Lord. Before you come and ask me for 1000 bucks. At least come in introduce yourself to me. I don't even know who you are.

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Samaniego, icumsa Hi, brother. What's your name? hammer? Can you give me 1000 bucks? Well 1000 capture 1000 bucks we're not even

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I don't even know who you are. So before you really want to come and ask me for a favor let me know that you want to know you want to get to know you. Well, we're gonna get to know you will give you whatever you want. He asked me if I don't give you two. But even though

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obviously I'm just giving you a simple analogy but this analogy can't compare it to us and allows us beyond that allows us forgiveness Allah's mercy and love generosity is beyond that. But just keep that in mind. It's your relationship and connection with Allah subhana wa tada that gives you a stronger answer. When you ask Allah subhanaw taala for anything in particular inshallah, next we're talking about consulting the creation of Allah azza wa jal, Allah subhanaw taala makers from amongst those who listen and hear and act upon what they listen he Any questions? Okay, any questions?

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Again, very good question. How do you differentiate between when Allah subhanaw taala is testing your sincerity? To which direction to take? If this is the right thing that it goes back to your connection with Allah

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Subhana Allah one, amen. Amen. His experience. I'll tell you something, you're a carpenter.

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You know me, I'm not a carpenter. I'll have 10 options of 10 different moods. I could get inside touch this touch that this and this is a good one. There's a bad one, but he has a carpenter from the first look. This is not a good one. It's experience. you've established the experience over the years. You know if this is a good one, this is a bad one is something for you to go for or not? It's the experience that you establish a man is like that. Your experience in your exam your experience with Allah subhanho wa Taala you've been in the den for so long you've been worshipping Allah, you've been sacrificing, establish the experience you know, this is what pleases I love this one

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doesn't please Allah. It's not gonna happen just yesterday. Yesterday, disobeying Allah subhanaw taala you've been disobeying Allah azza wa jal for the last 10 years and he come in to deny you think Allah aka does the right thing does the wrong thing. It's not gonna happen. Okay, Eman is the experience logging out and experienced drama and experienced toddler and experienced Carpenter experience when they look at something and engineer that one experience they look at it just from the first look honor this is not gonna cope experience I can't pick up on the I don't have the experience. But if I devote myself to start working as a carpenter Alex I'll develop the experience

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a man is what the experience put on it it's like the experience ever the ease by you practicing your deen gaining one in knowledge attending the massage had been in the tower you'll gain the experience experience will teach you a man is so strong and you have the experience of your email the second thing this is the wrong thing. This is sincerity. This is not sincerity. This is what please Eliza this does not please Allah subhanaw taala so you know this is the struggle that will tell us okay today and hamdulillah I'm gonna start praying and expect the tea masala from Abuja.

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It's not gonna happen

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it's not gonna happen from Abuja yesterday Makita even abacha took him some time. So it's all about the man and Subhana Allah we want to get everything but we don't want to strive for it. No, no, no, you need to strive for it. Second question. Question question question question yes.

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multiple things.

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Okay, with the sooner prayers you could pray one prayer with multiple intentions, I could walk into them as it before or after them.

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I could pray to God with the intention of to duck out of Senate vote the same to rock out with the Senator Rubio because it just performed and the same thing out of the intention of the hidden message satiric intentions that's me sooner he can be answered I can pray for God with the intention of assignment or, or the intention of as you can see as soon as you can, you could try to look at multiple intentions generally get the same rules or you get the rules for those three intentions.

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When it comes to summer, that's when it comes to summer when it comes to fourth for this one particular prayer in other question before wrapping up in Sharla, your question

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No, no, no, Erica, Megan dharwad mentioned to you they started off with the Los Altos Armada, sola ended off with the loss of sort of Scylla or that idea, or that idea every time you make that part of the etiquettes of the DA is start with a handle Sato some of the smaller end with a handle of salt or some other similar to etiquette, or making raising hands also that's a sign and a form of humility to Allah subhanaw taala

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