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Brothers and sisters in Islam, one of the Beautiful Names of Allah subhanho wa tada is a shocker. And Allah subhanho wa Taala displays this sugar in various ways. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who shows his appreciation for things as sugar. And by the way on Juma once the critique begins you should not be busy doing anything else. Whether it was giving snaps to one another that does not work during the Juma prayer. Because if you talk during the Juma prayer, you lose the reward of the Juma prayer. So that includes giving salons when somebody sneezes, you shouldn't say Yokohama cola or anything like that, once the cook by begins. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is a shocker. And he

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mentioned this name in the Quran, four times

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three of them with a four so Allah Subhana Allah says Leo a few who Jorah whom we as either whom infallibly in whom or for whom Shaku

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Shaku so Allah, Allah says, to repay them, those people who recite the book of Allah, those people establish the salaat those people who give for Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says that he is going to repay them in full.

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So, if you appreciate the person who works for you say you're an employer and you appreciate that person, you pay them what they do, but Allah, Allah goes beyond that we Aziza whom improperly and he also increases them out of His grace. So not because he has to, but because Allah subhanho wa Taala is Shaku he gives you more than what it is that you put in, in Nova forum Shaku. So Allah Subhana Allah is the most forgiving, he shows his flying to a person he shows his forgiveness, and he is also sukoon What does what does that go flying? What does Allah Subhana Allah forgiving you have to do what you're doing a good deed. It's because we can never and we never performed the deeds that

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we're supposed to do to enhance it except that there's some deficiency in that deed. So immediately after you pray the first thing that you say is as stuff it'll love you stopped gonna love for what for praying? No, because there's some deficiency in your prayer so Eliza gel Not only does he appreciate

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the acts of worship that we do, and that we dedicate to him and our devotion to him subhana wa Tada. But he also forgives our shortcomings. allies with Dell is a shocker. And that's shown in various different ways I profit I didn't select to select Safina Madeline young she before you can watch the show.

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There was a man in the province I saw him said while a man was walking down the path and he saw authority branch in the bank

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for Africa who for Shakur, Allahu Allahu Akbar Allah and so that may remove the thorn from the path. And so Allah subhanahu wa tada Shekar La La who aligns with Joe appreciate it with that man did for buffer Allah. So Allah subhanaw taala forgave him, for what? For removing something from the past. And as we know, Allah Subhana Allah tells us about his beautiful qualities, so that we in turn embody those qualities. So just as Eliza gel is a Rahim, he is the one that is merciful. He loves when we show mercy to others. And Allah Subhana Allah is a Shaku He is the one who appreciates, so he loves when we show that appreciation to him subhana wa tada and to the creation for those that do

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good to you as our Prophet is selected with Salaam said mela Yash coordinates sentiments karela. Whoever has not thanked the people is not thanked Allah

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Who was it that was the greatest and showing appreciation and gratitude, it was the Prophet It is so hard to sin.

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So you know what the Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu wasallam would stand at night until his feet would swell. Now mind you, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam

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is standing at night for what many of us say that night to beg for forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala is something that we did wrong but we want something from Elijah, the prophet alayhi wa sallam was stand until his feet would swell. And it would be said to him, you have a sort of love. You're doing all of this cut to cut the work. I

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mean, then we go on and on. And all of your previous sins and all of your sins that would come have been forgiven. In the province of law it was someone responded by saying what a fella akun

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Then shockula should I not be grateful servant to Allah subhanho wa Taala Should I not show my gratitude to Allah azza wa jal so brothers and sisters in Islam, what is it that we show gratitude? Why should we emulate our Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam? It's because Allah subhana wa tada has given us many more blessings than we could ever count.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us from his bounty even if we're going through hard times, even if something may be difficult. Allah subhanaw taala has given us so much. And he says in the Quran, what to do next net Matala suha if you were to attempt to enumerate alonza, with Joe's bounties upon upon you, you would not be able to count. That doesn't mean we don't try. It doesn't mean we don't think about illustration without his blessing. It doesn't mean we don't talk about a last minute lesson. But no matter how much you try to do, so you're not going to be able to count all of the blessings that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you and many times when we think about the

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blessings of Allah subhanaw taala we think about material and tangible things, you know, I got a new car, this is a blessing from Allah, I've got a nice spacious house, this is a blessing from Allah, new clothes, and a new phone and new this and, and all of this is beautiful. These are blessings from Allah subhana wa Tada. But many times we forget the intangible blessings, the love that you share with your spouse, that you live in a house with somebody that actually loves you. It's a blessing from a loss of

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your children, their blessing from a loss of parents out there, people who don't have children, and they want children. And in fact that aligns with others bless you with each other, as hard headed as they may be as many of the problems that they may give you some blessing from the boss mentality many times we don't think about that, because we're looking for these tangible blessings.

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And what about the blessings

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that are priceless?

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those blessings that are inside of you, that are a part of you. And we just don't think a lot of parents either enough for them. You know, one of the great scholars of the past UNICEF and obeyed by him all the time, a man came to me and he was complaining. He said, you know, things are really tight right now for going through some difficult times. So Eunice, even though they said to him,

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he said,

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Would you give you a site for 100,000? Did one

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man looked at me so he You mean my eyes? Give my eyes away? For 100? He said, yeah. 100,000 would you give me some out? He said what about what about your hands? Would you give your hands away for $100,000 we can just separate those off like they do today. You know, take a body part off and sew it on. So no. So what about your feet? He said no. What about your your hearing your ability to hear? Would you give that up for 100,000? gentleman said no. So unit said to him, I see you have like hundreds of 1000s of dollars, hundreds of 1000s of theater him and you're still complaining that life is tight, but things are tight. So many times we don't even consider the fact that what

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Allah subhana wa tada has blessed us with is priceless. Not until a person loses them, God forbid

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you lose the ability to smell when you get a cold.

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And then you start to remember some how that'll be you. You can't taste your food anymore. The for your favorite food, you can't taste it anymore. Just because you have a little code. And then you remember the name of health. Then you remember, this is why the property is allied to Sam encouraged us one of the reasons why the encouraged us to visit the city.

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Because you're more likely to remember that favor of health. When you see other people who are struggling. The fact that none of us all of us sitting right here are breathing without a ventilator. So blessing from Allah is fantastic. But do we think a loss mentality do we sell hamdulillah every time we breathe? No, no, because we forget many times we don't recognize the blessing or we forget that blessing from Allah subhana wa tada until it is taken away from us. And so there are many other things that will also count Allah has blessed us with that we simply forget to thank him subhana wa tada for In fact, many of us don't even recognize the blessings are some of

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the scholars of the past used to say you have an Adam lead tennety a unit maintainer of the old son of Adam, you don't know which type of blessing which type of the two blessings from Allah Subhana data is better for you. He says net Miko who female talk the blessing that He has given you. Oh net matovu female and so I or the blessing that Allah subhana wa Taala has given you by averting

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harm from coming to you to different categories of blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sometimes we don't even realize it, you're going down the street, and some catalog car comes from out of nowhere.

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But Allah, Allah forbid that harm from come to you and then you realize that that's a blessing that Allah subhanaw taala has given you by averting harm from coming to you, which may even be greater than some of the blessings that Allah subhanho wa Taala is actually physically given us or those that ability to tangibly touch some of those plus. So

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one of the things that is very important for us to to recognize when we look at the when we're talking about neon, or blessings from a loss of data, is the fact that thanking a lot,

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being shockula, being someone who is appreciated of Allah subhanho wa Taala. His blessings is not simply something that you say off your tongue. It was taught from a young age, that if somebody does something good for you tell them thank you. So our parents say, say thank you. But thanking Allah subhanaw taala with your tongue is not enough. It's not enough. And it is very important that we realize that thanks to Allah subhanho wa Taala comprises three things and this part of the football you really need to understand. Because if you don't, then it is fears that you will not be from the shaqiri you will you will be as a loss of habitat and say, welcome Ilan. Minetti, by the record,

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there are very few of my service who are faithful. So there are three things that you have to do. That has to be a part of your thanks in order for you to really be thankful to Allah Subhana, which is the first of those things is that you recognize the NEMA that you recognize Allah subhana wa tada is blessing and that's an action of the heart. And you really realize that this is a blessing from Allah subhana wa Tada. Like I said, many of us we don't realize that breathing is a mnemonic, the ability to breathe, the fact that you can sit right now and just go.

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For those of you who go to the hospital and you look at those people on the ventilators, those people who have no ability to breathe without the help of another apparatus, then you realize that this is a blessing from a loss of habitat and so you recognize the loss of habitat is famous.

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The second thing is thanking Allah subhana wa tada with the tongue, and allies without mentioning the Quran. When he was mentioning his favorites to the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam and them you do the semen for Allah, do we not find you as an orphan and we gave you shelter? right to the end of the sword, Allah subhanaw taala says for me and Emma to pika for headache. And as it relates to the favorites of your Lord, they openly proclaimed them. So that is the second part. The first is to recognize with your tongue. The second is to think out loud,

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often, the first is to recognize with the heart. The second is to think out loud with the tongue. The third part is the part that we often neglect. And that is thinking the loss of hair with either with the lenders.

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How does that work? How do you say thank you, with your hands or with your eyes? How does that work? Allah subhanaw taala said in mailloux, Allah that Buddha chakra,

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he said, work on family of download in gratitude work. How do you show that thanks to a loss of data, two ways with humans. The first is that you use that blessing that Allah subhanaw taala has given you in obedience to Allah, Allah bless you with a new car, use that car to go to the masjid use that car to worship Allah subhana wa tada don't park the car, because you're at work. And now I'm not I'm not gonna use this car not going to go anywhere, no

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obligation. So go to the master, use it to go to the master.

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But, but the second part is the part that many of us don't realize. And that is and not to use that lesson in disobedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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how many people use their cars to drive and visit someone that is hard for them to see,

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to go to a place that they have no business going to? But they're using that blessing that illustrator has given them to disobey Allah Subhana who is

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and so when we recognize these favors, you see, to take a step back.

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Some of you are employers, you have employees, you may have a company card, and even if you don't just think about this employee employee, he is the employer he buys a company car.

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This car is to be used for the business of the company.

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So what if the employee is taking the car he's going around everywhere it's going to the casino is gambling the tank

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Not at the nightclubs and all of a sudden with the car it's supposed to be used for the company comes back six months later cars 30,000 miles on. That's not company business. He's he's using that blessing that was given to him by his employer to disobey his employer. You you've many of you have children,

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your child goes on all day and I need a computer for school. I need to be able to my reports and homework and all this type of stuff. So now you buy a computer, you set it up for the child, you pay for the electricity in the house, you pay for the internet, you pay for everything else. And then you find your child looking at things when a computer has no business looking at how do you feel as a parent,

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you are the You are the calls that the rec calls for the existence in this world. You pay for everything.

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You pay for that child's food and everything else to sustain them. And then they use that very blessing that you gave them to disobey you.

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Okay? And that's how you feel with your child who has more rights, Allah subhanaw taala over you, or you over your children. So you have the love, do you value that sight that you have a large window gave you the ability to see, do you look at things that are ha, if so you're not afraid of the loss of Hamilton, then he has given you a blessing and get to use that very blessing to disobey in some handling.

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That's not sugar.

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That is not showing appreciation for the name of Allah subhanaw taala. In fact, that's the opposite of sugar and the opposite of sugar is conferred.

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If you are not thankful to Allah subhana wa Tada. Then you are ungrateful to Allah as each other. A lot of times we hear the word confident we only think disbelief we think a pifan disbelievers. Cofer in the Arabic language means ungrateful. And those who disbelieve in Allah subhanho wa Taala. They are the ones who ultimately are the most ungrateful because they reject a larger region as a whole, they reject the whole, the one who is the money and the one who gives the favor not just the favor.

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So they reject the law which is the ultimate form of cover any type of ungratefulness is covered, which is why last time it says

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he says first Cooney

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remember me mentioned me and I will mention you wash kudal leave why that's a clue and be grateful to meet be appreciative of me. While that's helpful, and to not be confined. Don't be ungrateful.

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And so if we're not using these blessings, to please Allah subhanho wa Taala then we are going to use them in a way that displeases Allah subhanho wa Taala which is why we say in the Hadith, which is no say that

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the that that best form of seeking forgiveness, the prophet alayhi salatu salam told us to say what a boo or less can be then be a bola could be Nick mochica. It could be them be. I recognize your favorite to me a lot and I recognize my sin. Why? Why is that? Because every sin that you do, is a misuse of one of the laws from Hamlet to add his famous opinion, this ultimately is what the shapefile wants from us. He wants us to be ungrateful. When he tells Allah subhana wa tada after shapefile whispered to Adam, and made him be ungrateful. If you look at the whole story of Adam, it's about the philosopher hands down and gave him a good life in general. But shaytan came and

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whispered, and he said, No, don't you want to be don't you to want to be like angels? Don't you want to live forever.

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They wanted more than what they had. They were not grateful enough for what they had more than that. And so they went astray because she led them astray on it. But then what the shape and say to a lust after lies with your Kirsten, he says to Malachi, no talking about the children of Adam, then I'm going to come to them in baney at him woman helping him. I'm going to come to them from the front. And I'm going to come to them from behind. Why in a manner my Shama idiom, I've come to them from the right and from the left, for what purpose? What was the purpose? Well, that tells you to exome check it in and you will not find the majority of them to be thankful.

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So this is what the shape times goal is to get us to not be people, worshippers who are thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala akula

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Mohammedan

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As a loan officer,

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Mama suddenly was telling

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me he was talking about this topic of, of being grateful to Allah subhanaw taala really deserves a lot of time, it could easily go six or seven hookless.

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However,

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at this time, it's enough for us to recognize that if we want our blessings to be preserved, if we want a loss of Hamlet to Island, to allow us to continue to enjoy the blessings that we have, and we want to increase us in those blessings, that we have to show things that we have to show gratitude. Well, it's

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a council that isn't

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your Lord proclaim, if you

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if you show your gratitude, I will increase you I will increase you in those favors that that I have given.

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This, as we all know, is the month of Mahatma and one of the best ways to show gratitude to Allah subhana wa Tada. And this month,

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the month of Ramadan. I know some people may be saying September yet it's the month of Muharram. Meaning the Islam is the first month on the Islamic calendar, the month of Mahatma and this month

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the Prophet is selected.

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Muslim, he says that the best prayer after the obligatory prayers is the prayer at night, the night prayer. It's the best prayer that one can do after the following after those prayers that aligns with john is obligated upon us. And the best fast after the month of Ramadan is fasting during the month of May. So this entire month is a good month to fast getting any data that you fast during this month is a good day to fast and it's a good way to show your sugar of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And in fact, this was how Moosa Aditya salatu salam showed his gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala for saving him from your own in the in the helpers of Pharaoh. And so when the Prophet alayhi salatu

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was Salam

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saw some of the Jews of Medina, fasting on the 10th of Mahatma

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when he saw them fasting on that day, he asked them why they were fasting, and they said hey yo when I leave, this is a great day. That jello Vini Musa, Allah subhanaw taala say who said he delivered Musa and Benny is far from fear Allah

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and Allah subhanaw taala drowned drown the people of your own his helpless infant.

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For sama, who did you say? For sama, who says Sure.

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So Moosa Moses fast on that day shukran de la to show his sugar to show his gratitude to Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And so the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam said to them not knowing how to be more seminal, we have more of a right to Moosa than they do Moses closer to us than he is to them. And so the Prophet sallallaahu, Selim commanded the Muslims to fast on the 10th of Muharram, that day is known as Ashura because it's the 10th.

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And that was that became an obligation upon the Muslims until the fast mama Bond was obligated. And then that was abrogated, and it became a highly recommended Sunnah, that the Muslims fast on Ashura and the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam said that fasting on the 10th of Muharram while Allah and you can't fit a Senate to the Malian, he said that I hope from Allah subhanaw taala that he atones for the the sins of the previous year. So if you fast handler all of us are needed, all of us are needed fasting on the 10th of Muharram. inshallah, Tyler will serve as expiation for all of the sins that a person has committed in the previous year, and that coincides this year with next Thursday.

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Six days from now, so next Thursday, the 20th of September coincides with the 10th of Mahatma and likewise the private idea so I was today I was informed that this is the day that the Jews celebrate on it. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said if I live to the following year, assuming Natasha I'm going to also fast the night to be different from the people of the book. And that adding a day is another day that draws you closer to a loss of habitat. So we should fast next Wednesday and next Thursday and be at nighttime. If you do happen to

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Fast on those days come here Monday live in breaking fast with the believers busy nights either next Wednesday, the 19th of September, and next Thursday, the 20th of September. This is just one of the little ways that we can show our thanks to Allah subhanahu wa tada for all of the blessings that He has given us. But beyond that, is to recognize that a law is a shocker

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that he appreciates. So we know this little thing fasting from dawn until from fudger until Margaret and Eliza which not only meets that with with giving us reward, but also meets that with a year worth of forgiveness. And we should also embody this quality of being thankful to Allah subhana wa tada and showing our thanks to his Creator.