Deeds That Lead to Paradise

Suleiman Hani

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And he says look around us. Everything is haram. Everything is haram. There's so much temptation.

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And it seems like it's very difficult for a Muslim to make it to Jannah.

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And then he even asked about a hadith. Hellfire surrounded with desires and Paradise with the things that people dislike. He said, Isn't this a proof of that? The Paradise is difficult to reach and how far is easier?

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And the reality is, there are a number of misconceptions and misunderstandings in his thought in his feeling. But as I've heard this many times, perhaps the thought is that many other people have thought this as well.

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First and foremost, the Hadith that is referenced here that we are referring to

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is a reminder for us that Hellfire is surrounded with boundless desires that control people Hellfire surrounded with kibble with arrogance. In fact, the number one trait of the people who end up in the Hellfire their main trait is arrogance. They rejected the truth when it came to them. They were wicked, they were evil, they thought they were too good to submit to the Creator.

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Hellfire

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is not for those who don't give up. Meaning those who keep trying and trying they repent and they repent and they repent. Now that's not the type of person Hellfire was prepared for. Hellfire is for those who see desires and see the truth and they always choose their desires over Allah subhanaw taala to the extent they rejected the truth

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paradise Allah Jana May Allah grant us Jana is surrounded with growth is surrounded with you becoming the best human being you can be but it's not cheap. It's not easy Allah in sal Allahu Allah Allah, Allah in a Scylla to Allah Who Jana the merchandise of Allah is expensive, but the cost the price is what are you losing something? Now the cost here is you are becoming a better person. Jenna surrounded with perseverance that you don't give up. Jenna surrounded with self discipline that you don't let your knifes control you you are in control of your knifes. In fact the one who controls their knifes, it leads them that act of worship leads them to Paradise and the one who lets their

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enough to control them. And they chase their desires or they worship their desires as is the case for many different forms of liberalism today. No rather The one who falls for that falls into the hellfire and the one who controls their nuts ends up in Jannah May Allah subhanaw taala grant us paradise. And in addition to this, there are so many different simple reminders, acts of worship statements mentioned in the Quran and mentioned many authentic hadith the show us how to get to Jana, we speak often of what gender is like the description of paradise. And we tell our children we talk about it, we maybe are praying for specific aspects of it.

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But oftentimes we don't reinforce the very specific traits. Very simple, very straightforward ways to make it to Jana. And that's what we're talking about today inshallah Tada. But there's one more misconception that this young man expressed that I just want to mention just very briefly, the idea that everything is haram.

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Recently, I had a two part series that I did online for some students of knowledge. And it was about the principles of halal and haram.

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And this was actually based off of it was a commentary and analysis based off of the works of the great scholar who recently passed away and perhaps we will not see many like him for the rest of our lives. Chef Yusuf al Qaradawi Rahmatullahi Mela, Allah Subhana Allah have mercy on him, left behind a profound legacy. One of his first publications was at Khaled Hara.

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So we took the first 10 principles that he mentioned, and obviously added examples that today some people would understand and relate to and some commentary and additional analysis.

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And although it seems like a technical topic, like what kind of students do you think are going to want to watch a video on 10 principles of halal and haram? It's not like a story of love and marriage, not a story of description of Jannah or the story of angels or jinn or anything else? No, who's going to listen to something about how that and how this was one of the most well received topics that we had. Why? Because every Muslim is in need of it, and it affects your everyday life. And the very first principle is what the default the Aslan is that everything of a dunya as halal, except for what Allah has prohibited or is mentioned explicitly in the Sunnah, or based off of the

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understandings of the scholars who took the rulings, the Maxim's the boundaries that are mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah.

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Everything else is halal. The Haram is very little.

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And in fact, the Imam of the hula hammerlock compiled a book called Al Qaeda if the major sins and it's between 70 to 80. major sins imagine out of billions of actions of this life

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70 to 80 things are prohibited and their prohibition is for our well being. Their prohibition is because there's something impure in them, whether we realize what that cause is or not. And the reason I mentioned this is because when people say things like everything is haram, it's really a misunderstanding. And this is why we should be seeking knowledge and should be teaching our children. Yes, there are some things that are haram and we have to absolutely stay away from them, and everything that leads to them and do not become desensitized to them. But the Hassan is widespread, and we should be emphasizing that as well. So anytime you are telling your children that

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something is prohibited to celebrate, and it is prohibited to celebrate, if that is the case, show them all the permissible ways to celebrate show them all the different things they can do, sha Allah Tada. So on this topic of reaching Jana, the avenues are many, and we know of them, but sometimes we are in need of this reminder. And rather than go through the list of maybe 50 or 60 that I recently compiled, we're gonna go through just seven to 10 inshallah Tada with the limited time that we have, number one, the primary way to reach Jana that Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran is to believe and to do righteous deeds Alladhina amanu Well, I mean no solid hat well that's shady

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Latina. Well I'm you know, solid hard to give good news glad tidings to those who believe and their belief manifests in action as well. elsewhere where are the law who live in ermine, while I'm you know, Saudi heart Allah promises the people the righteous amongst the men and women who do good deeds and they believe in Allah subhanaw taala that there is a gender for them and forgiveness from Allah. And there are many ayaats like this in the shortest suit as well. Surah to last Illa La Nina Amanu Well, I'm you know, Salah had this summarizes all the faith in the Imam Shafi rahamallah He says this one Surah Surah told us suffices if that's all it was revealed, it would suffice as

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guidance for humanity is summarizes everything you need. You cannot say I'm a Muslim, I believe but I refuse to obey Allah. Well, no, Islam is submission to Allah Islam is to do the righteous actions and that when you fall short, you feel remorse and you immediately go back to Allah subhanaw taala May Allah subhanaw taala forgive us and grant us sincerely Aloma Amin. Number two, one of the main things mentioned in the Quran that leads to Jana is that you control your neffs at the end of Surah, two Nazjatar there is a stark contrast between what's happening to the people who end up in the hellfire and the people end up in Jenna, may Allah grunters Jana, Allah subhanaw taala says for a

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moment or as for the one who transgresses they've crossed a boundary, they violated the rights of Allah, the rights of the creation, were etheral, higher to dunya they have a love and a passion attachment to this life. Their preference is for what's here and now. You know what you have one life, just do whatever you want that kind of mentality.

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Allah subhanaw taala says, As for this person for England, Jehovah, he and Matt were the refuge, a place of refuge and Mattawa, which is supposed to be a place of safety is the Hellfire May Allah protect us and then in just two ayat, and one of the scholars of tifosi have said the fact that it's only two verses talking about Jana and three talking about the Hellfire is a subtle reminder that in fact, it's quicker and easier to make it to agenda for the one who's sincere. Allah subhanaw taala says, well, a man ha ha. Mao pol mon I'll be here. Why not? Hon NAFSA en el Hawa in Janata, he

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asked for the one who has a fear in this life you have a fear of standing before your Creator, before your Lord on the Day of Judgment. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us one of the most uplifting Hadith that Allah promises that his servants will not have to fears a fear in this life and if you're in this next life, as for the one who has a fear in this life of the athlete on so they prepare for it, they will not have any fear on the Day of Judgment. May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst them. And as for the people of no fear in a dunya towards the athletes, they will absolutely have fear on that day. And it will be greater than any possible fear anyone could

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experience in this life may Allah subhanaw taala protect us. Hawthorn mahkamah rhombi one 100 NAFSA Angela, and they prevented their knifes from desires meaning desires that are haram. We all have desires. Allah subhanaw taala gave us through healthy good desires a way to channel them with something that is permissible and to refrain when it is prohibited. At the end of the day, all of our submission to Allah goes back to these two is rare that you hold on to yourself you hold on to your faith, you restrain your knifes and do not let your neffs control you poor if the neffs is let go to do what it wants as we see in many ideologies and different forms of worship today in

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different forms of secular humanism and agnosticism and different forms of liberalism and on and on and on. People who want to place their desires on a pedestal ended up going without bounds without any limits. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us

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female gender to heal the consequence the competence

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Asian the reward is promised by Allah. You hold yourself your knifes, you battle your knifes and Allah promises you a place of safety meaning you will enter paradise May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst them. One of the Tiberian said the greatest battlefield is the battlefield of the neffs it is the most difficult thing. And to tame one's knifes to control one's desires is a lifelong battle. It's not a one time thing, and anyone who thinks they've conquered it so they're done has perhaps deluded themselves for it's an ongoing journey until our last breath. And one of the tricks of shaytaan is to make you think you're safe. You're done. You're good Muslim, you don't need to do

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anything else you don't need to improve. We know it's an ongoing way of life, to control one's knifes to make it submit to reach a higher level in terms of our standing before Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to always win that battle against the neffs and when we fall short that we go back to Allah immediately Allama me number three

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sacred knowledge about Hooray all the Allahu on reports that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah subhanaw taala makes the path to Jannah easy for the one who sets up on a path to seek knowledge, sacred knowledge here religious knowledge is that which benefits you that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to make dua, Allah may or will be coming at me lionpaw Oh Allah I seek refuge in You from knowledge that is useless as no benefit. And he used to pray sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the morning times as well. Allah Mihnea so Luca Illman Nafeesa what is unclear but while I'm an amateur Kabbalah, oh, Allah asked me for useful beneficial knowledge,

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what is beneficial knowledge here, beneficial knowledge may be yes, in terms of your worldly state, your studies, your specialization, an act of worship if you intended it as so. But generally it is the knowledge that will help you to reach Allah's pleasure. And oftentimes, we have a very low standard for ourselves in terms of how much knowledge we should have Islam versus secular knowledge or your specialization, you can have a PhD in any field that is worldly. And that's amazing to have. And we should all strive for as much worldly knowledge as we can that's beneficial and useful for the OMA in the world. But we should have similarly, an equal or higher level of knowledge that we

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want in terms of practicing Islam, and especially the things that are relevant to the Muslim ummah, you don't need a PhD in Islamic studies, you don't need to become a scholar or advanced to have knowledge. But there are certain aspects of our faith that we really are struggling with. And because we struggle with understanding some basic aspects of Islam, we find ourselves reactionary, something happens in society. And we're quiet, complacent, disengaged, the entire year, politically disengaged, from learning about the proper understanding of Islam. And suddenly, there's a reaction that comes out of our community, suddenly, we want to get involved about a single issue, when in

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fact, we should be involved with the entire system, we should be concerned with all of society, and for us to make change in society is not for us to kind of isolate, and just pray and go and work and study and raise our children. And then when something happens politically that we don't like, or a law is passed, or there's a controversy in a public school library, about the books that are being banned or not all across the country, that we suddenly start to speak up. That's my concern.

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And the reality is, we should be concerned with the entire system that benefits or harms people, we should be engaged consistently, we should have long term vision. And that requires us to understand what's happening and to know our religion. Because if we speak up with one aspect of our faith, that we perhaps have an introduction to and we are wrong, we perhaps will cause even more harm. We should know our religion properly, study the religion properly have classes and programs we attend regularly. And we all have access to so many resources in this day and age, we don't have an excuse. We come up with a lot of excuses, but we don't have an excuse. We have access to so much beneficial

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knowledge. Why did the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam ask for protection from useless knowledge at a time in which they did not have technology or the internet like we do today, at a time in which they were not bombarded every day and every moment you're on your phone with some notification, some reminder, something on social media that wastes your time or takes up intellectual space and it's useless not even for a dunya or the athlete. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us from useless knowledge and grant us beneficial knowledge. Allama Amin, if we want to change society for the better, we have to study our religion. It cannot be based off of, you know, second or third grade

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Islamic Studies. information cannot be based off of one single issue. We need to really in a structured fashion, study Islam for all of us old and young and really try to benefit society through our understanding of Islam and through our activism as well. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us beneficial knowledge along that I mean, why is the path to agenda easier when you seek sacred knowledge is because you start to have clarity about how good some things are of acts of worship and how bad things are that are prohibited, so you're likely to be closer to Allah subhanaw taala when you are sincere, in seeking knowledge, your actions will change. When you are insincere or there's

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some other motive you will notice something missing in the transformation that should be there. So when you seek knowledge it is for the sake of Allah it is to act

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upon it, it is for the sake of humility and all the hate will come with it. May Allah grant us that number four.

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, The best way to ask Allah for forgiveness is to say, Allahu Allah and turabi.

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halacha 21, abduct the DUA we all know called, say you to still follow the master do ask for forgiveness. In fact, this is so important. Any Muslim who hears about this should not allow a morning or an evening to go by in which you did not see this dua with some focus with some kosher why? Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam informs us the one who says it's in the daytime or the morning and dies before evening is guaranteed to die upon fit through meaning guaranteed Jana, the one who says in the evening and dies before morning is guaranteed Jana. In other words, we are in need of this dua, why not just for the sake of Jana, but because of what the DUA does for us

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summarizes the purpose of life summarizes who the creator is summarized, that we submit to Allah, asking Allah for forgiveness, recognizing all the blessings that He gave us, we are in need of always reflecting on so you did so far. It is something that liberates us from the distractions and noise of dunya. So if this is not something you already do every single day, in this day and age, we should not let this habit slide. This shouldn't be something we all do and teach to our children as well. And if you don't know the DUA, you can always go online and find it again. It's called the master do ask for forgiveness. So you do this till fall. It is based off an authentic hadith as

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well. And you can find this in the famous book fortress of the Muslim hustle Muslim, may Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst those who are always engaging in beneficial habits. Allama mean number five another way to reach Jana. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said whoever recites AYATUL kursi after the obligatory prayers meaning after every obligatory prayer as a habit, nothing will prevent them from entering Jana ill mode except death, meaning what they are guaranteed Jana why? One time a young man said what if I just read it courtesy after the five prayers but I didn't do any other acts of worship. If you are reading it in courtesy, after the five written prayers, it

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means you are praying your five prayers first of all.

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And second of all, it means this hadith that you're engaged in what you are reciting, you don't recite just on the tongue. Your heart has to be present. Why at cosi, we know number one, it's the most powerful AI of the Quran. summarizes submission to Allah summarizes who the creator is at high yield for you includes these powerful names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala, the Oneness of Allah. When you read it couldn't see you're reaffirming your faith. You're reaffirming why you're here. You're reaffirming your trust your token your trust in Allah. You're reaffirming that you recognize Allah does not rest and does not need rest. And Allah subhanaw taala therefore is always

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watching over you protecting you guarding you, planning for you forgiving you responding to your DUA, atrial choruses, a liberation for us as well from everything that shackles us and distracts us of this life. It is a reminder that everything in the heavens and the earth and all that is in between belongs to Allah subhana wa Tada. So if this is not a habit, this is something that we should never abandon as a sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Number six, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah subhanho wa Taala has written five prayers for mankind you are required to pray five prayers that's the obligation. It's not the 50 it's not all the know if

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and and everything you should strive for beyond the five, you should pray in perfect. The five prayers the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Whoever takes care of them, and does not slack off with regards to the prayers by making light of their do meaning they're right, by considering something unimportant Salah what is the point of Salah, that kind of mentality, whoever takes care of the five prayers and does not make light of them does not make light of them in terms of their rights. Then there is a guarantee or covenant a pact with Allah subhanaw taala that Allah will enter you into Jannah

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it's a promise of Allah that if you take care of the five prayers and you consider them to be important, you have a pact to guarantee from Allah to enter Jannah and then the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam said, Whoever does not take care of them. Whoever does not take care of them. There is no guarantee from Allah. If Allah wishes he'll punish him and if Allah wishes he'll enter that person into Jenna. The Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam throughout his life and at the end of his life, as a prophet as a messenger Allah salatu salam or salah of Salah, the prayer, the prayer, the most beloved thing prayer on its time, emphasized in so many different forms, we do not have any

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excuse when it comes to Salah. What whether it's taking care of Salah on time you have a start and end time for every salon you don't slack off or taking care of Salon terms of your attention while you are praying that you're conversing with Allah subhanaw taala and you recognize your need for it. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to perfect our prayers and make us amongst those who aid our family members and loved ones to also improve the state of their prayers along with me. Number seven acts of worship that lead to Jonah the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Yeah, you heard us oh people official Salam was seated at home while primo param was a little bit later you wanna

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Sunni Yom Tov Hello Jana, Tommy salaam, Prophet sallallahu Sallam give us multiple acts of worship or people spread the salam amongst one another. How often do we pass by other Muslims? And we don't say anything? How often do we see other Muslims we don't really consider even in the masjid. We don't consider the importance of spreading the Sudan. There's a psychological barrier that's broken every time you spread the salam as the Prophet alayhi salatu, Salam to the people you know, and the people you don't know. There are many people who come to the masjid once or twice, maybe just once a week as well. And because of the feeling of belonging, and brotherhood and sisterhood as well, that

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they feel like this is something good, there's something positive, there's a sense of community. There are people who have come to the masjid once in their lives for the first time. And they left because they felt that people were criticizing judging pushing them away from the house of Allah and others who said by Allah, they came to a masjid or they moved to a new city for the first time. And maybe there are many people who moved here recently as well. And the very first time they came to the masjid someone saw them and said salaam to them because they didn't recognize them. And that gave them a sense of welcome a sense of belonging to this community. May Allah subhanaw taala make

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us welcoming and aid us in being consistent with spreading the salaam to one another Allama Amin giving food is an obvious one. This is an easy one in terms of charity, in terms of the description and praying at night while people are asleep. This is a proof that you are sincere.

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You know how oftentimes we go through hardships and someone says, I really want this thing. And you say well make dua at the most important of times all day. Yes, of course. But especially at night when people are asleep. And they say no, I don't feel like it. I'm too lazy. I'm too tired, I'm too sleepy, I'm not gonna wake up and pray for them. That means you don't badly enough one. If you really want something you'll perfectly emulate. If you really want the reward with Allah, you're perfectly emulate. You really want higher ranks in general, you'll practically emulate. And here's specifically why people are asleep, meaning people are unaware of what you're doing. It's a time

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usually of rest. But you've sacrificed some rest for the Creator of the heavens and the earth because you recognize the need, that we all have the need with Allah subhanho wa Taala in terms of blessings, guidance, forgiveness, protection and reward. And of course with this reminder, we'll sit on our ham. Cutting off family ties is one of the greatest sins in Islam and upholding the family ties sila Torah him as we've said many times, it's not only when your family your relatives are kind to you, Silla Torah him in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was emphasized to be when someone cuts you off. When someone does not give you your rights. When someone is rude to

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you, they you fulfill their rights because your standard of character is not that person. Your standard is based on what Allah tells you. Your desire is not the shaytaan to divide between you your desires to bring family together, we're living in a times in which in terms of sociology and psychology, family units have broken apart, and that affects the Muslim community as well. family units are easily broken apart, people easily give up people are less able to handle one another less patient with family. Family comes with many difficulties and trials and many blessings as well. But we cannot give up when there are small problems here and there. And the general conflicts that arise

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we need to look for solutions. We need to find a way to overcome that conflict. There is conflict mediation, there is marital counseling, there is a way to bring people's hearts together. But if both people are angry and speaking when they're angry, shaitan is winning the war between that family or winning the war in terms of splitting family members, may Allah subhanaw taala protect us and guide us and protect us in our families and relationships alone. I mean, and an obvious disclaimer, of course, I'm not referring to the exceptional cases in which there's severe abuse or anything that requires intervention immediately injustice to be restored, I'm referring to the

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general marital conflicts and family conflicts that arise that could be rectified by those family members themselves.

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The next point in terms of acts of worship that lead to agenda will say number eight or nine because the last Hadith had several in it. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah subhanaw taala says, I have no reward other than Jana, for a believing servant of Mine, who remains patient when I have taken away his beloved one from the inhabitants of a dunya. So a loved one family friend or other passes away and you remain patient. Allah subhanaw taala is promising you Jana, to Promise of Allah subhanaw taala. And what's beautiful about this is that this promise is linked to an experience that all human beings will have something that is inevitable that all people will

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experience at some point or another, the loss of a community member, a family member of friend, may Allah subhanaw taala have mercy on our loved ones who passed away before us in granting the highest levels of gender and allow us to be patient and persevering and to get even closer to Allah subhanaw taala through that difficulty alone, I mean, and the last one we'll mention for today, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the first people are amongst the first people to be called to Jannah are those who always praise the law in times of ease and times of difficulty, to always be living upon Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah we're fading away and

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One narration those who preys upon every situation, you're always praising Allah subhanaw taala people are reacting in different ways to different problems and conflicts hamdulillah or Hamdulillah, Kali, hell Hamdulillah, and many variations we all know the different ways we can express our thanks to Allah subhanaw taala on the tongue but also in the heart and through our actions. Let us be grateful to Allah subhanaw taala in every situation, and not choosing and picking when we worship Allah based on our terms, but rather based on what He commanded of us. May Allah subhanaw taala forgive us for all of our shortcomings. ask Allah for forgiveness, He is the Ever

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Merciful, the oft forgiving.

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hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah, who out early he was a happy woman, with all the noise and distraction of life that we all have the things that we are focusing on and thinking about and rushing back to have a dunya we hope and we pray that those things we are rushing back to we intend them as acts of worship for Allah as a way to get closer to him as a way to reform society for the better as a way to improve the state of our families in the state of the ummah. We recognize the importance of family and community. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said it incumbent upon you is the Jamaat a community to stick to the Muslim community to stick to and hold fast to one

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another. How are you going to stay close to one other it's through the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam is through good character and kindness. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Beware of separation of division. Beware of that for indeed the devil is with one meaning when you are isolated or someone becomes isolated from the community, it's easier for the devil to trick them to trap them, it's easier for them to become vulnerable to become distant from Allah to become distanced from Baghdad. And that's why just on a note here, if you know someone who used to be close to you, or the community or your group of friends, and now they're

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isolated, now they're on their own reach out to them, pull them back in, we are and they are in need of that. The Prophet sallallahu sallam said beware of separation for the devil is indeed with the one and he is further away from too. And the scholars say while the devil is further away from too, so you should generally always try to have friendships and community and programs and family and people always being with one another. Generally, that is the case, more than two is even better than that having all the Muslim community together is a blessing for us. And then the Prophet sallallahu sallam said in the same narration, whoever wants the best place in Jannah, the best positions of

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paradise, then let them stick to the GEMA meaning stick to the community. Don't let the devil trick you into justifying a reason to stay away from the massage Get away from the community away from the programs. I'm too busy people are this people or that I don't feel like stick to the gym out there is a blessing for the community. The more we have our community working with one another, the more we will start to see inshallah Tala improvements in the world beyond the current improvements, our brothers and our sisters, in other countries all around the world, they don't all have access to the same things that we have access to here in the United States. We're able to worship freely we have

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the freedom of religion, generally freedom of expression, generally. And when we have these freedoms, and we have this blessing, one of our tests is what are we doing with it to help? Yes, the local society and to help the international community as well. There are many people in Palestine who went to the massage and because they're too, quote, unquote, religious, they were persecuted for it. There are people in East Turkistan who cannot go to the massage but there are people all around the world who would wish to be in our shoes. There are people in certain countries in which now laws are being passed by far right governments to kind of get rid of the Muslim community, such as in

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India, for example, this is the case for many countries around the world. We all know the blessing and access and the freedom that we have here, to stay involved, to stay connected, to try to solve the problems to volunteer our time and our efforts. But it won't happen if we're all separated for all divided if we always look for reasons to criticize and divide. Let's look for reasons to stick to one another to stick to the gemera and remember at the end of the day, with all of the actions that we mentioned as a way to reach gender by the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, mankind on earth, you know, Konami, Allah, you know, in Allah, the

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halogen, whoever's last words are not, you know, hidden law will enter paradise. Does it mean the one who died and they did not see the shahada that they are not going to Jenner? No, that's not what it means. This is one of many positive signs of personal Fatima, but it's not the only positive sign. It's a positive sign. And some scholars say it's not just the words it's also to live upon it. Whoever lives upon it and law and says it towards the end of their lives. And as the last expression law in the law, will enter Jannah it's a promise of Allah subhanaw taala

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ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada is reminding us and just as we started off with the help of the young man who asked this question, is reminding us and reminding that young man, that young woman and people of all backgrounds all around the world, gender is not cheap, but it is

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is very doable it's very accessible it is very possible and it requires us to put forth the efforts towards things that will make us better human beings otherwise we cannot reach certain characteristics without going through the commands of Allah subhanaw taala that improve our states. So we live upon the shahada we pray our prayers on time we seek Sacred Knowledge consistently with our families as well we spread the Salaam and peace and kind, kindness and justice to others. We uphold the ties of family slinger to Rahim we feed those who are in need and we give charity we have good character we perfect the Sunnah and after salah the Sunnah with Carlos Silva he well masa

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always being in a state of remembrance. So you the list of foreign master to offer forgiveness with AYATUL kursi will with some reflection and we praise the law in every situation along medical Han

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Allah