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Indeed I am Near – Day 14 – The Prayer of Seeking Guidance

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Taimiyyah Zubair

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Istikhara

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Hi

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Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh who

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are with the villa Hamina Shavonda rajim Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim, rubbish Rouhani Saudi way acidity Emery Wilander Okta melissani of Kahu, Kohli Allahumma Salli ala Mohammedan Walla, early Mohammedan como Selita Allah Ibrahim, where are the early Ibrahim indica Hamid Majeed Allahumma barik ala Muhammad in wa ala early Mohamed in come about Okta, Allah Ibrahim, where Allah Ali Ibrahim in Naka, Homido Majeed

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insha Allah in today's session of Caribbean wajib, we will be talking about istikhara, the dura of istikhara. And in general also asking Allah subhanaw taala, for hire for something that is good of this world and also of the Hereafter, we see that the prophets of Allah, they are a perfect example for us. And when they found themselves in any difficulty, they called upon Allah or zymogen, when Musa alayhis salaam, left Egypt, and he ended up in Meridian, in a state of extreme poverty, and weakness, and he did not know where he was going to go and what he was going to do his future. He had no idea what was going to happen next. And he made use of the strength that Allah subhanaw taala

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had given him and he helped those in need. He welcomed in new connection in his life. And he asked Allah subhanaw taala for something good. He said rugby in the Lima and delta la him in Hyden, fucking, that Oh my Lord, I am in need of anything good that you can send my way. He asked Allah subhanaw taala for height. And he declared himself as if appeared, as someone who was extremely poor, someone who has nothing at all, any, he was basically expressing his desperate need of anything good. That Allah subhanaw taala would send his way. And when he combined the Torah with effort, because you see he made Daraa, and he also did something to to benefit those people who were

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around him. He didn't just sit there waiting for, you know, good things to fall on him from the sky. He made dua and he used whatever means Allah subhanaw taala had given him and what happened then, Allah subhanaw taala responded to his Dora, and Allah subhanaw taala gave him different types of hate. He gave him not only a family, but also a job, job security, a home security, safety in general, a good family, any he got so much. So this in this Dora Eudora Musa alayhis salam, we see that we should ask Allah subhanaw taala, for hate, for something that is good for us. And a lot of times, we ourselves don't know what is good for us. We may want something, we may really

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passionately desire something. But in reality, it's quite possible that it's not good for us. And on the other hand, we might be trying our best to avoid something. But in fact, it could be good for us. So we don't know what is good for us. You know, all the time it is Allah subhanaw taala. Who knows? So we should be regularly asking Allah subhanaw taala to grant us height to grant us what is good. Now, when we're praying istikhara is the harder literally means two things. First of all, is the harder means vulnerable Fira. You need to seek clearer to ask for here and what is clearer choice, meaning you ask someone to choose for you to pick for you. Because you understand that you

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are not in the right state to make a decision for yourself. And why is it that you are not in the right state to make a decision for yourself because you recognize that you don't know the future? You don't know everything your knowledge is limited. So you ask the one who knows everything to decide for you to pick for you to to select for you. What is height so it's

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Sahara is vulnerable Hira, you need to seek to seek choice you need to seek from someone that they make the choice for you.

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And a lot of times a person is feeling very indecisive. They're not used to making decisions or the decision is very big, the risks are very high, the investment is very great. And so they're afraid they're genuinely afraid. So they're asking Allah subhanaw taala to make the decision for them to pick what is best for them. Secondly, is the harder means tolerable higher, and you just seek what is good. So you're asking Allah subhanaw taala to grant you what is good because sometimes you have made a decision and you you are very, you know, clear about it, you have consulted everyone you have done your research. And now you have made your decision. So before you go ahead with it, you ask

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Allah subhanaw taala to make it good for you. So this is also istikhara and this shows us that is the Hara is something that we can make when we are indecisive we don't know what to do. We are not sure about which option to choose for ourselves both look good or all three look good. And we are complete we are indecisive, so we can make is to Hana at that time. And secondly, we should also make us the Hora when we have made a decision to go ahead with something because then you're you're praying istikhara to ask Allah subhanaw taala for what is good to make what you have decided good for you and through istikhara

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you are showing complete surrender to Allah subhanaw taala you are showing your trust in Allah subhanaw taala so is the Hara is a form of the output you know it is a form of complete servitude to Allah and he it's a form of rudia Complete servitude to Allah that yeah Allah I am your slave I am in need of you. You are the master you know everything I don't know, this is what I want. So you make it good for me. And if it's bad for me, you turn it away from me and you are showing your complete reliance your trust in Allah zoologia So this is what is the harder is in a nutshell. Now when you're praying is the harder you're asking Allah subhanaw taala for what is good or you're

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asking Allah subhanaw taala to choose what is good for you, because he knows what is good for you. Now, what exactly is height what exactly is good even wrongly described defines height as a thing that all desire and he it is something that everyone wants, for example, intelligence or equity justice, goodness and excellence, you know, some virtue and something that is useful something that is of benefit any This is light and it is the opposite of shut opposite of something that is evil.

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And high it is of two kinds. The first type of hide is that which is absolute meaning something that is good. And it is desired in all circumstances and by every person. So for example, Jana, right, Jana is good. And it is good for everyone, for every person, and no matter what circumstances they're in any they could be very pious or not they could be

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you know, in difficulty or not, whatever their condition is, Jenner is good for every slave.

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The other type of height is that which is relative, any, it is good for someone, but not for someone else. So for example, wealth, property money, this is something that can be good for one person, and at the same time, it can be very evil for another

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a phone, right? That can be very good for someone who's who's using it to keep in touch with their family to do their work, to you know, listen to good things to listen to Quran to memorize Quran to you know, send good messages to their friends and family. Any they are using that phone for a lot of good. So the phone is good for this person. But the same kind of phone can actually be evil for another person.

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Why because they're using it now to, to keep a haram relationship, or to watch something that is sinful, to listen to something that is sinful, to lie to waste their time, and things like that. So, the phone itself, any, that wealth itself,

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it can be good for someone, and it can also be evil for someone else. So this claim is relative, right? It is not absolute. Now, when it comes to something good, something played, of course people love it. Allah subhanaw taala says we're in a holy herbal, highly Lusha deed. And indeed, the human being is very intense, in his love for good and good can also be understood as wealth. Because a lot of times in the Quran, the word hate is used to refer to wealth because people think that wealth is good for them. And wealth certainly has a lot of potential for goodness, but it also has a potential for evil. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, lay Yes, and we'll insert him in Doha in

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height, that a person does not get weary. A person does not get tired of asking for goodness, asking for what is good. Any people always want something that is good for them.

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And good doesn't just mean in the sense of Deen, but also in worldly terms, that people are eager for what is good for not just money, but health. And you know, good friends, good fun, good food, things like that people are very eager for it and they don't ever get tired of it. And played is something that is entirely in the hands of Allah. We learn via Deacon hired in the Kerala coalition encoded in your hand is all good, you are able to do all things. So Allah subhanaw taala has created us such that we have an inclination to have what is good and all good is in the hands of Allah. So what does this mean? This means that if we want anything good, who do we seek it from? We seek it

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from Allah. And if we want something to be good for us, then again, who do we seek help from? We seek help from Allah azza wa jal, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that

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Lubbock Allahu Mala bake in normal, higher Hyrule akhira, that indeed, the only good is the good of the Hereafter, and the shoulders that something good in the world, any of material things of worldly things. These are good things, yes, but you need their goodness is limited. And it is fleeting. And with good, there is also some kind of harm that is attached. So for example, a person thinks that a certain individual is perfect for them to marry, and then marry them. And hamdulillah they receive a lot of good, they benefit a lot. But at the same time, there's also you know, things that are hurtful, or things that are annoying. You think that buying a certain phone would be excellent for

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you. But then now you have it and it's so fast, and it has such a long battery life, that you end up spending too much time on your phone.

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So, this is the reality of the good things of the world, that their goodness is not absolute. The the real goodness is the goodness of the hereafter. So where we are eager for good, and we ask Allah subhanaw taala for good, we should especially be seeking permanent goodness, the goodness of the Hereafter, that is what we should be desiring. Now there are different ways of acquiring something good for ourselves. Allah is the one in whose hand is all good. So how do we seek what is good? How do we seek the good that is in his hand? We seek that through different ways. First of all, we seek that through Iman and Taqwa through faith and piety. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran,

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that if the people of the towns had believed and they had adopted taqwa, love attached, narrowly houbara katomina summit you will have surely we would have opened to them the blessings from the sky and the earth. And he we would have opened the floodgates of blessings for them, and blessings would come upon them from the sky, and also from beneath their feet. When if they had believed and they had adopted the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala tells us will mean yet duckula Hydra alone Maharajah Where's Zuckermann haste who later said that whoever fears Allah, Allah

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makes for him an exit and exit out of his difficulty. And then Allah provides him from where he does not even expect any from where a person cannot even imagine. Allah subhanaw taala provides for them. So, the first step to achieving something good for ourselves is Iman and Taqwa. Secondly, fulfill your obligations, your obligations towards Allah and towards those that Allah subhanaw taala has, you know tied you with in some in some relationship, any any obligations you owe them, fulfill them, because Allah subhanaw taala promises the people who fulfill their obligations, that he will give them a cinema or meal, He will give them the best reward for what they did Leah Xia whom Allah who

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acts anima um you know, he will reward them for the best that they used to do, and he will give them even more.

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Another thing is, that we should show obedience to Allah azza wa jal in general also, and yes, we are, you know, fulfilling our obligations but at the same time, we should also show obedience to Allah in in other matters of our lives and refrain from what he has forbidden.

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In an Irishman, we learn that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that anything that can draw your close to Paradise, I have informed you about it, I have instructed you to do it. And if there's anything that can draw you close to hellfire, I have forbidden you from it. And he said, that no soul can die, any no person can die. No living creature can die without consuming the provision that was decreed for it. And so you should fear Allah and adopt moderation in seeking provision, any, don't be so obsessive over earning money or earning or acquiring things that you want things that you like, because when you become very obsessive over it, and you're putting all of

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your, you know, mind and energy and everything into it, you're only the result is only going to be what Allah subhanaw taala has already decreed for you. So don't go to extremes, don't become lazy, and do nothing. And at the same time, don't be chasing money all the time, either. And he said, Fear Allah, and adopt moderation in seeking what Allah has decreed for you. And the delay in risk in sustenance, should not urge you to seek it through disobedience to Allah.

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And if for example, you are, you know, very eager to make some money so that you can buy something, and you believe that the thing you want to buy is good for you. So you should adopt lawful ways to acquire that. Because if you use for example, theft, that you steal your parents money, or you steal someone's money, you cheat them, you lie to them in order to get money from them. And through that you acquire something that you love any This is very dangerous for you. So just because you can't have something right now and you badly want it don't let that urge you to disobey Allah.

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Because the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam continued, he said, What is with Allah can only be attained through obedience to Allah. And if you want something that is really good for you, actually good for you, and you want it from Allah, then you have to obey Allah. You should not be using disobedience to Allah in order to earn that. Another important thing we need to adopt is gentleness. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that whoever is granted gentleness has been granted a huge portion of goodness, because through gentleness you can acquire a lot of good. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said that the doors of goodness the gates of goodness, are what

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they are fasting,

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charity, right and, and other good deeds he mentioned. So good deeds are gates of goodness. Toba and is still found repenting to Allah seeking forgiveness from him. These also bring goodness to a person. And another thing is that we should be frequent in remembering Allah subhanaw taala because when a person remembers Allah, for example, this is Subhan Allah will hamdulillah La ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah and then you pray Allah for more harmony or Allah have mercy on

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me What is up honey? Oh Allah provide me where afinia Allah grant me protection and wellbeing what Dini and guide me. We learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught these words to a man. And he said, that this person has filled his hand with goodness. And when you make the vicar of Allah, then you are risk you will receive a lot of good from Allah. So, in order to acquire something good in our lives, in Yes, we adopt the means, for example, you go to the market in order to purchase something you want.

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But then at the same time, you have to do such things that Allah subhanaw taala likes, so that Allah facilitates that goodness for you. And Allah subhanaw taala gives it to you in abundance, remembrance of Allah, seeking forgiveness, you know, doing good deeds, being gentle refraining from haram, fulfilling your obligations, and most importantly, faith and the core, the fear of Allah azza wa jal. Now remember, there are some things which prevent a person from attaining from from earning from acquiring what is good, any sometimes it happens that a person is trying a lot, they're working very hard, but they're not able to find something good for themselves. For example, someone wants to

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get married, and now they talk to their family, they talk to their friends, you know that if you find someone, please let me know. And year after year goes by, and they're not able to find someone that is suitable. Or, for instance, someone wants to make money, they work somewhere, they apply for a job in one place than another place than another place. This they start a business, nothing's working, they're not able to make a decent income. A person wants to, you know, buy something for their family, and they're not able to purchase it. You know, every time they want to buy it, something happens. So remember that there are certain things that prevent us from receiving what is

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good. And what are these things. These are first of all, sins and acts of disobedience, sins and acts of disobedience. We learned in our Hadith that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam warned the Companions, that when there is a nation in which sins such as Zina and you know, immoral, indecent actions become very common. And people commit them very openly. Then, plague and different diseases spread among, you know, among those people, that Allah subhanaw taala gives them the consequence very quickly in this world. When people cheat in buying and selling, meaning they're not honest in terms of weight and measure, then they're afflicted with famine, and the oppression of

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rulers and other hardships. When people do not give zakat from their wealth. Then Allah subhanaw taala prevents rain from falling on them, and if it was not for the animals nor rain would fall on those people.

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When people break the promise, that they have made with Allah, then Allah subhanaw taala sends other nations over them. So we see that in this hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has given many warnings and what do they show us that when we disobey Allah subhanaw taala openly defiantly, then there are consequences and a person is prevented from good has an imbecile he would say that a sahab Wolfie he will Lajitas Coco, that the clouds by Allah in them is your sustenance. What I cannot come to Ramallah who be hotwire como Malecon but you are prevented from it you are deprived of it because of your sins and your crimes your deeds, because Allah subhanaw taala says that with

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this summer it is cocoa that in the sky is your sustenance, meaning Allah subhanaw taala sends the decree down from above and what is it that prevents us from receiving that sustenance receiving that goodness it is our own sins, it is our own faults. So every person should think about themselves that I if I desperately want something good, I am praying for it. I am trying to get it. I'm still not able to get it that I need to check my actions. How is my o'clock my behavior with my closest family members?

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with my mother, with my father, with my sister with my brother, how do I treat them? Do I honor them? Do I disrespect them? Do I give them attention? Do I ignore them? You know, sometimes people are constantly struggling in their work constantly. You know, there's one stress after the other. We need to do some introspection, that why isn't Allah subhanaw taala making things easy for us? What lesson does he want me to learn? So check your actions, what is my o'clock like with the with the people who deserve my respect? who deserved my best treatment, especially my mother and my father? Because Allah subhanaw taala told us in the Quran, that first is his right, right. Do not associate

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any partner with Allah, and then with the parents do Ersan so when I see my mother, what kind of a face do I make? When I sit with my mother? Then? Do I look at her? Do I talk to her or do I pretend like she's not even there? Am I lost in my own world? And he this is extreme disrespect to one's mother. That first of all, the person doesn't show their face for such a long time then when they come, they come in a moody way any this is extreme disrespect. So we need to check our actions. We need to check our behavior. What is our Salah like and other matters? Any? If we are disobeying Allah subhanaw taala. If we are doing things that bring about his wrath and disapproval, then how do

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we expect ease in our lives?

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Another thing that prevents us from attaining what is good is constant fighting and argumentation.

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And we learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came out to people in order to tell them about when Leila to other will be. And he found two men among the Muslims arguing and he they were, you know bickering basically. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that I came out of my house over here into the masjid in order to inform you, but because of your argumentation, that knowledge was taken away from me.

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Subhan Allah, any people were not informed of when exactly Laila to Qatar is why, because of two people arguing. Now think about it. If a husband and wife are constantly bickering in the house, if siblings are constantly bickering, daughter in law, mother in law are always arguing. The father and son are always arguing in the houses constant argumentation, no respect for, you know people's choices, no respect for other people that you you give them space. If there's constant argumentation, then how can we expect hate? Another thing is harshness. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, My Euro may lift you Rommel hate. Whoever is deprived of gentleness is

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actually deprived of a lot of goodness.

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Another thing is ingratitude when people are ungrateful, then we learn in the Quran, that there was a people who, who were like this, and for other Kahala, holy basil, Jewry will hope. Allah subhanaw taala made them wear the clothing of hunger and fear. And he he completely

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surrounded them, encompass them with constant hunger and constant fear because of what they used to do, because of their ingratitude. So, you see, sometimes, when we are not able to, you know, find the good or get the good that we desire, we tend to, you know, deflect the blame basically, on those around us. Sometimes, you know, people will blame society, they will say, oh, there are no good human beings. There is no good man left to marry, there is no good woman left to marry these days, the men are just horrible. These days, the women are just horrible. And we will blame everyone but ourselves. Sometimes people will blame their families. I am still not married because of such and

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such and such reason, because of my father because of my mother because of my sister because of my brother because of this because of that. I'm not saying that these things do not become a hurdle. They do. But ultimately, any remember good is not in their hand. Good isn't the Hand of Allah. Sometimes it is our own harshness, our own bad behavior, our constant negativity and finding fault in other people and being ungrateful with everything that is in our lives. And every time we find someone we are bickering, we have a reason to argue and pick a fight any if we are repelling good from from ourselves, then we're not inviting good in our lives. So if we want good in our lives,

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Do we have to invite it? How do we invite it with positive attitude, seeking it from Allah subhanaw taala and by doing the things that Allah subhanaw taala likes, not those things which Allah subhanaw taala dislikes.

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Now, I mentioned to you earlier, that is the Hara is that you are asking Allah subhanaw taala to choose what is good for you. And you're also asking Allah subhanaw taala to grant you good in what you have decided to do, and is the harder is something that is legislated. We learned the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu earlier Salam would, would teach the companions to do is the hara, as he would teach them, is Surah of the Quran. Yanni

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he would teach people is the hara, as if it was from the Quran, and it's an essential, basically, it's an essential for every Muslim that you must know how to pray istikhara How to Ask Allah subhanaw taala for goodness in in different matters. And he this is this is an essential in life. This is a very important habit that we all need to develop, that we ask Allah subhanaw taala for goodness. Why because we are for Quran we are poor, and Allah is the One who is running Yun Hamid, who is rich who is praiseworthy, and we should do as the Hara. Why? Because we don't always know what is good for us. Right? Allah subhanaw taala tells us that we're Santa crochet and well, we're

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hydrological. It's possible that you dislike something. Whereas in reality is it is good for you. And it's possible that you love something. And in reality, it is bad for you. Allah knows you do not know. So ask Allah to make the decision for you ask Allah to grant you what is good. And the Prophet sallallahu earlier said and he told us that that amazing is the case of the believer, because Allah does not decree anything for the believer except that it is good for him. So whatever Allah decides for you, what Allah picks for you what Allah chooses for you, remember that is excellent for you. So ask Allah to choose for you. And if you have made a decision than ask Allah to put good in it for

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you.

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Now, the Sahaba we see that before making any important decision, they would you need it was their habit that they would pray. istikhara we learn about Zainab Rhodiola more on her that when she was you know informed that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam intends to marry you, you know when he was mentioned before her to see how she liked the idea. Zainab radula Horan has said that I will not do anything until a step Mira be until I consult my lord any imagine a proposal from the prophets of Allah who early who was send them and she said I'm not going to do anything until I asked Allah Allahu Akbar any This is how much they made or to Allah, this is how much they the

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companions will do is the harder

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now,

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this shows us that even when something appears to be good for us, and something that we we like something that we think is right for us is good for us. Even then we should do is to Hara.

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You know, for example,

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you want to travel back home to see your family after 10 years after 15 years. And yes, this is something good that you are going to visit your family. But still you should do is to harder. Why? Because then you're asking Allah subhanaw taala to put good in your decision to make it good for you to make it abundantly good for you and if there's anything harmful, dangerous evil in it, to keep that away from you.

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So, we learn that some orlimar say that without meeting istikhara a person should not go ahead with doing any major thing in his worldly matters. So for example, worldly matters such as travel or a big purchase or marriage or studying at a particular school, studying, you know a particular program. You know, things like that buying a house, renting a house, getting a car, moving to a different city, taking a job, anything like that any worldly matter. Before you go ahead with it, pray istikhara and when a person praises to Hatha then they are

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protected from,

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from humiliation. Okay? Why? Because when you press the harder you're asking Allah subhanaw taala to bless you in your decision to put good in it to protect you from harm. So then, after that, whatever happens, you you are content with it, and you will not be worried, you will not feel embarrassed, you will not feel regret because you will know that you consulted your Lord, you know that you asked Allah to put good in it for you. So, what has happened is good for you. Some rollover, they say that the person who consults his Lord, and he prays istikhara and consults the creation, meaning you also discuss, we know with people who are knowledgeable of the matter who know your situation, you

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consult them, and then you make a decision and you are firm on it because Allah Subhana Allah says that either Assumpta for the worker or the lot and when you have made a decision, then put your trust in Allah, meaning then now be firm, that now stick to the decision. So a person who takes these steps, such a person will never be regretful So, and other orlimar they say that if a person is granted for things they will

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then they're not deprived, who, first of all, the person who is given the ability to be grateful to Allah, then they will not be deprived of receiving more blessings. Because when they're grateful, Allah subhanaw taala will give them more. Secondly, the person who is given the ability to repent to Allah, then he will not be deprived of the acceptance of repentance. Because Allah is at the web. He accepts repentance. So he gave the ability to repent. And now when you do Toba, Allah subhanaw taala accepts repentance. Thirdly, the person who is given the ability to make istikhara then you will not be deprived of goodness, because you asked Allah subhanaw taala for good, and Allah subhanaw taala

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will give it to you. So, whatever happens, it will be good for you. And fourthly, the person who is given the ability to consult others, then he will not be deprived off what is right what is correct for him, because you consulted others why because you want to know what is best for you what is right what is correct. So, Allah subhanaw taala will grant it to you. So, when you take a step when you put effort and you ask Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhanaw taala will give you what you are seeking. Now there is a question in which matters should we be praying is the kata remember is the Hara is something that we should be making, when we want to do something that is permissible and

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something that is recommended and is something that is good, okay, permissible, not sinful, not forbidden. So, for example, if a person is praying is Takata should I travel or not? That is good, because it's permissible to travel. But if a person is wants to make us the hotter should I travel to such and such place and stay at that casino and take this much money with me and place you know, such and such game? So that I can perhaps or you know, win so much more money? That for that? No, there is no istikhara? Because traveling to such a place to commit sin, that is not permissible anyway.

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And it's the heart I suppose to be in those actions which are most to have any those actions which are recommended, and either not obligatory uni. It's not like your five daily prayers. It's not like your obligation to be good to your parents. No, it's It's something recommended. Like for example, traveling to see your family, then yes, you should do is to Hatha in that

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also, when it comes to marriage, any marrying someone is the hotter is also important over there. Some people think is the hotter is just for marriage, only for marriage. And what they will do is they will press the hide themselves or they will not do it themselves. They will hire someone they will ask someone they will request someone you do is the harder for me. First of all remember is the harder is not just for marriage, it is for any worldly matter that is permissible that is recommended. And it's the Hara is something that you should do yourself.

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Another important thing is that is Tahara is not in those matters, which are obligatory on you. So for example, a person should not be praying as the Hata to decide whether they should give the cat or not. No, Zach

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As you have to give likewise, there is no istikhara for going for Hajj and he should I do Hajj or not. Yes you can do as the Hata that should I go this year? Will that be good for me? Or the following here? Because this year you have certain, you know, responsibilities because of what you're not sure. Right? So, okay, but otherwise you already if there's nothing preventing you, Allah has given you the opportunity to go for Hajj then you don't need to decide, you know, do is the Hara. Is hedge good for me or not? No, it's, it's good for you already, because Allah has obligated on you. So if you are someone who is obligated to do hedge, then you don't need to do is the harder

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you don't need to do is the harder to decide whether or not you should be good to your mother, whether or not you should be good to your father. Whether or not you should fast in Ramadan, whether or not you should give your as a cat, these are all obligations on you. Now, how do you perform Istikhara about this also, many people are confused the prophets of Allah Who are you sending taught us the way of doing istikhara All right, Jabil de la hora and who said that the Prophet sallallahu where it is and would teach us istikhara as he would teach us a surah of the Quran. So the Sunnah is very clear about how is the Hara is supposed to be performed? And what is the manner the Prophet

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sallallahu sallam said that when one of you is preoccupied about a matter, meaning they're concerned, they're worried about a matter they need to make an important decision. So what should they do? They should perform to la cara minivator Funny Hola. So first of all to the car. Secondly, these two records should be other than the obligatory Salah. So for example, it should not be the to the car off budget.

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All right, it should be to voluntary dakara and then after the tutor Carl, he should say Allahumma inni as the hero Kabir at mica, the DA the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam talked. So we learned a number of things First of all, we learned that the Torah Cara have to be to the car other than the Medela Okay. However, they can be even your Sunnah prayers. So for example, you prayed the for fault of liver and then after that you have to pray to the car off sooner anyway. Right? And the two sooner are not obligatory. So you perform the to sunnah and then you praise the Hara. And you you make the Jarvis the hara That is correct. All right. However, somewhere in them, I say that no,

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these two raka are specific to is too hard. So after your sunnah, you should perform two more occur, and then you make the door of istikhara. But remember that both ways are permissible. And that you see sometimes you have the time to pray the to dakara and make the door. Other times you don't have that opportunity. For example, you're in a rush, you have to step out of the house, or you don't have very long to make the decision or, you know, your child is crying, your baby is crying, you know, you have to go back to a class, you have to go back to your work desk, you know, things like that, so you don't have much time. So then after your two Sunnah prayers, even you can make the door

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of istikhara All right, but it would be good if you you know, when you do have the time and ability then you pray the to the carver's the hara, and then you make the DUA

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and then we see that after the tutor call, we should raise our hands and then make the dua of istikhara All right. Now, there is a question What if a person is not able to perform the tutor car? So for example, a woman is menstruating, right, she is not able to pray to the car. But what if she has to make an important decision that is urgent that cannot wait until she ends her period and then she makes the wrong. So in a situation like that, or for example, you are out somewhere, let's say you are you know, outside of your house, you are you are in a store and you find a very good deal. And the person is saying that today is the last day the store closes into you know, in 30 minutes.

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All right, this is the last piece that is left. And you know, you buy it now or you lose the deal, or you might not get it tomorrow. So now you don't have the time

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him to go find a bathroom make will do find a place to pray, and then you know do to the car and then make dua, you don't have the time, right.

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Or even if you have the time, you don't always have the ability, right? But it's an important decision. For example, you're buying a mattress for your bed, right? Now, that is something that you have to use every single day. And if that mattress is not good, it doesn't turn out to be good for your back, honey, it's going to be very difficult for you. So it's a major decision right? Sometimes you have to buy travel tickets plane tickets, and the deal is going to expire in you know 10 minutes, five minutes. So, then before you make the decision to purchase or before you make the purchase, you can just make the dua of istikhara Imam never we said that if a person is unable to

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perform the to dakara of istikhara then he can just make the Dora of istikhara All right. And so, this shows us that we should learn the drivers Takata and we should also have it accessible, maybe save a screenshot on your phone, so that you have it accessible and when it comes to the to the car was Takata then what is it that we should recite in them there is no Surah that has been specified you can recite any portion of the Quran in the first record in the second record any you could recite a sutra or verses that you know give you hope that assure you of Allah's promises the good that Allah gives his slaves or any portion of the Quran it is permissible. Another question when can

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you pray is the hotter meaning at which time of day or night so, remember, there is no fixed time okay you can pray is the hotter whenever you have the need to do so, because the Prophet sallallahu earlier said I'm said either Hummer, when one of you

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makes the firm intention to do something or when one of you is you know in the process of making the intention either either means when. So, at the time when you have to make the decision at the time when you have to go ahead with your decision you can press the hot All right. Now there is a question you know, there are certain times in the day when Salah when we are basically forbidden from prayer, right and that is the time when the sun is rising the time when the sun is setting and the time when it is at the the meridian any it's at the peak at the time of the wild, right so these three times

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any with the prophets of Allah there's a clear Hadith in Sahih Muslim in which we learned that it is forbidden to pray at these times. But remember that this is for

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any performing voluntary

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Salah Okay, that is forbidden if a person has a reason to pray, okay. So for example, a person wakes up literally as the sun is rising, or just a few moments before that. Okay, so now what should they do? They should get up and pray Fudger if they have not prayed they should pray. All right. Why? Because you're supposed to pray as soon as you wake up.

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Secondly, if there is a reason to pray, so for example, you have prayed us and now you're going you go to the masjid in order to pray Muslim over there and in order to you know, eat Iftar with your friends in the masjid. But you know the etiquette when you go to the masjid, you should pray to Dhaka they're here to Masjid. So when you enter the masjid after praying us, there is a reason to pray. If there is a reason to pray you are allowed to pray. Okay. Now likewise when it comes to istikhara

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if you can delay the, the prayer of staccato, go ahead and pray after maghrib okay, but if it's an urgent matter, and you have already prayed for us, there's a reason now to praise the kata you can praise the Hatha Okay, so for example, you have to purchase plane tickets and the agent the travel agent is waiting tell me now should I go ahead or not? So you ask them just give me five minutes and you pray to look on. You make the dogs the hotter and you call the agent back and you said go ahead and purchase. But if the agent says let me know by tomorrow, so now you can wait until mother right and you can pray mother and then do the to Dakar. So I hope it is clear. And if if it is a time when

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Salah is any forbidden while

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Interior Salah is forbidden, then you should delay the istikhara until the time when you can pray. However if the matter is urgent then remember there is a reason for you to pray. And if there's a reason for a person to pray at the forbidden times then it is permissible to pray at that time. Now the tuner car after that we make the world what is the Dora of istikhara a very beautiful door. We say in it the Prophet sallallahu already said I'm taught this there are Allahumma in the US the hero Kabir il Mica. Oh Allah, I ask you for the good because of your knowledge in ni as the Heruka as the Heruka meaning I'm praying istikhara to you, meaning I'm asking you for good or I'm asking you to

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make the decision. I'm asking you to do the Hira. All right to make the choice for me. Why we are in in mica because of your knowledge. Because you know everything. I don't know everything. You have perfect knowledge of my situation. What is good for me, and I don't. So Aloma Iniesta, Heruka burial mica what a stalker DeLuca because erotica, and I ask you for your I asked you for strength by Your power

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or a stuck DeLuca any I am I am seeking

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from you because you have Goodra right? You have the ability all power is in your hand. It is not in my hand. You are able to do everything you you make the final decree and I don't.

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What as a locum in fugly color Aleem and I asked you for your great favor. And the shows us that whatever we have are good. It is from Allah azza wa jal. And then we say for Inaka Takahiro, well I could do that, indeed, you are the one who decrees and I am not the one who decrees or you are the one who has power and I am not the one who has power,

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what are level one or level, you know, and I do not know, you know, the knowledge of the Unseen you know, the internal and external, you know, the, the hidden and the visible, right, you know, what is good, what is evil, so, you encompass everything and knowledge, and I do not love our animal, I do not know what untolerable who you are and you are the knower of all unseen matters, any, nothing is unseen from you. You see, sometimes you're making a decision, for example, whether or not to marry someone, they appear to be good, but you don't know. What if they're hiding some really terrible things from you. Or you think they're good for you in one way, but who knows, they could be terrible

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for you in many other ways. So Oh Allah, you are the knower of all unseen matters. So then you say Allahumma, encounter thorium, or Allah, if you know unhaggle Umrah hydralie that this matter is good for me. Now, I'm sure you are wondering, doesn't Allah know everything? Why do we say Oh ALLAH if you know, of course Allah knows everything. So this is just a style of speech. And what you're saying is that Oh Allah, if in your knowledge, you know, this matter to be good for me. Because you know everything. I don't know everything, you know, everything. So if you know this to be good, and you know everything so if this is good for me, then and it's good for me fi D will Marashi work

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people to Emery. If it is good for me in terms of my religion in terms of my livelihood, and in terms of my final outcome, then fucka do Hooli then decree it for me. Make it happen for me. What encounter darlin under hurdle, Umrah shall rule leafy Dini will Marashi Where are people to agree? And if you know that this matter is bad for me meaning in your meaning, if in your knowledge, this matter is bad for me, evil for me, in regard to my religion in regard to my livelihood, in regard to my final outcome, than foster youth who are on the wall swift Nyan, who? Then turn it away from me and turn me away from it. This is so beautiful. Turn it away from me. Because you see when something

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is in front of you, then you are tempted. Right? And the more you see it, the more tempted you are. But if it's not good for you, you're asking Allah Yala, turn it away from me. So I don't even see it because if I see it, I'm going to be tempted, I'm going to wish for it was really funny and who turned me away from it. We turned my heart away from it. Because sometimes, you know, our heart is still clinging to something that we cannot have

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And because it's clinging on to it, it's yearning for it, we are said, and we are not able to think about anything else we're not able to enjoy other things that Allah subhanaw taala has given us. So if it's bad for me, turn it away from me and turn me away from it, what we'll do Lille, Hydra Hazel Karna and then decree for me something good from wherever. Because you own everything, you're able to do all things. So you will give me something good in its place. And you know how to bring it about some Malini be and then make me happy with it. Because so often, any a person is able to, you know, a person has something but they're not happy with it. They're not pleased with it. So you're

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asking Allah, that he or Allah, you are able to decree what is good for me. So you make it happen, however that you can, and then you grant me happiness with it also make me happy with it make me pleased with it.

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And you see over here we're saying that Oh Allah, if you know this to be good for me,

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or bad for me in terms of my religion, my livelihood and my final outcome, notice how out of the three what is mentioned first my religion because deen is the most important

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and Marashi my livelihood, any my life, my income, my house, you know, my food, etc, my money, and then my final outcome, and in my final destination, in the Hereafter, or the final outcome of my affair, the matter that I am, you know, deciding about if it's really good for me make it happen. If it's bad for me, then turn it away from me. Now there's a question when you praise the horror. What should you do after that? Should you go to sleep and wait for a dream? No. is the heart out remember is not a way of knowing, finding out what is in the unseen okay, it's the Hara is not a way to access the unseen knowledge. No. It's the Hara is a way of asking Allah for goodness and asking

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Allah to decide what is good for you. To grant you what is good for you

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is to Kata is not a window into the unseen.

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So when you praise the Hora, then what should you do? You should put your trust in Allah and you should trust his decision.

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And how do you know the answer to your istikhara? There is no answer to istikhara Okay, nobody's going to come in your dream and tell you and if you think about it, sometimes in one night you have three four dreams. So which of those dreams is the answer to yours to Hara? So remember that

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dreams? Yes, they are a you know a MOBA Sheila Tia needs something through which Allah subhanaw taala gives you a good news. But you don't rely your decisions your deen on dreams. Okay? You don't base your religion on dreams, you don't base your decisions on dreams. You ask Allah subhanaw taala to give you, you know, in the doorways to Hana, you're asking Allah anyway, that if this is good for me make it happen. And if it's not good for me, turn it away from me, and then grant me something good in its place and make me happy with it.

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So it's the Hara is a way of asking Allah subhanaw taala for goodness. Now sometimes what happens? You praise Takata and, you know, for example, you press too hard on whether or not you should marry someone. Okay? And then you go ahead with that marriage, and then that marriage turns out to be very painful.

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Very difficult. So then you say what I did is the harder yes you did is the harder and you know what? This difficulty that you're experiencing right now. That was actually good for you. And that is why Allah subhanaw taala decreed it for you.

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Because any trial any tests that a believer faces, what is that it is good for the believer. It is not bad for the believer. We discussed this earlier that everything that happens that Allah subhanaw taala brings about Remember, there is goodness in it.

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There is goodness in it, because Allah subhanaw taala does not decrease what is evil. Now

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you know, there's two scenarios. One scenario is that you before you make an important decision, what do you do? You consult people who can give you good advice. All right, you do your research. You weigh out the pros and cons right at the end. Then when your heart is determined with one

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you no matter

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Turn or you are determined that okay you're going to go ahead with this decision before you make the decision you press the corner. So, for example, you want to travel before you purchase the tickets for a certain date All right, you consult your family is this good? You consult a you know you speak to your boss is it good if I travel at this time you consult someone who has traveled recently and you figure out that yes, this is a good time to travel then before you make the purchase of the plane tickets, what do you do you do is the hotter all right and when you do is the hotter you're asking Allah subhanaw taala to make it good for you.

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Now, another scenario is that you have a couple of options before you and you don't know which one to choose All right. So now what do you do? You are completely indecisive. So, now you first of all consult people all right, you do is to Shara you consult people not just not everybody but those people who are people of knowledge understanding people who are who understand your situation who can advise you

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when what is good for you.

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Excuse me.

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And then you praise the hara that Ya Allah, you are asking Allah to make the choice the decision for you right.

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Now what happens after Sahara you feel more inclined towards one option, okay. So remember, you can do as the hotter again, and you can press the hotter again and again and again, until you have shot solder and you are confident about a particular decision. All right. So remember, you are allowed to make us data more than once until you are firm about you're confident about a certain decision.

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So this is permissible. Now there is a question, Can you press the harder for someone else?

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Or rather, can you ask someone else to do is to harder for you? You can only ask them to do is to harder for you if the decision also applies to them. Okay.

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Along with doing is too hard on yourself. So for example,

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you are you want to get married to someone. Okay? Or you there's so many examples of marriage. Let's say you want to purchase a house. All right. Now, before you make that purchase, what do you do you pray staccato. And you also ask your spouse to press the hotter because they're going to be living in it. Right? You ask your parents also to do is to hotter because they're going to be living in it. So if the decision affects other people, then yes, they should also do is the harder but otherwise, any if if they are not affected by that decision, it has nothing to do with them. Then no, you don't ask other people to pray for you. You need to pray Salah in your place. And just like that you don't

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tell other people to pray is the harder for you. Because you see Salado istikhara is what the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam said that when one of you wants to make a decision, then he should pray to laugher any the person who is affected by the decision should pray the to occur and when it comes to Salah you cannot ask someone else to pray on your behalf. So for example, you go to the masjid with your friend and you say oh I'm so tired. I'm just going to sit down can you pray the to to hear the masjid for me? No, you don't tell your friend to pray for you have to pray yourself.

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If you're unwell, you cannot ask your child to pray your Lord for you know you have to pray yourself. So just like that when it comes to to the prayer of istikhara you have to do it yourself.

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And the people who are affected by that decision.

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They should also praise the Hara. Why? Because it affects them. You know, it's your decision, and at all. It's also their decision. So all the parties involved and you should praise the corrida.

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Another important thing is that we should not go to a fortune teller for istikhara he Subhan Allah some people will go you know, they will pay a fortune teller, you know, a huge sum of money and they will ask Should I marry this person or not? And then that fortune teller has like a bird, all right, and the bird will be let loose and the bird will pick something and based on that, they will say yes, go ahead with it or No, don't go ahead with it or they will put their hand on some globe, glass globe and then they

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Will, you know make some funny sounds or something and they will say go ahead with it or don't go ahead with it. Any this is this is very dangerous. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam said that whoever goes to a fortune teller

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and then he confirms him in what he says, meaning he believes the fortune teller, then he is disbelieving and what was revealed in the Prophet salallahu already he was, and he this will ruin a person's faith. So, be careful Subhanallah any This is so common that people will ask someone, they will pay someone, praise the harder for me regarding this matter, and then they will call them and they will tell them yes, we did this the Hatha for you, and you should not go ahead with this marriage, because this person is evil and this and this way. And if you do, then such and such will happen, they will start talking about matters of the future matters of the unseen, this is wrong.

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This is wrong. When it comes to istikhara this is your this is Salah that you have to perform yourself. So you do it. You don't hire someone, you don't pay someone, you don't ask someone else to do it for you.

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Another important thing is that sometimes you do is to Hara and then afterwards, you experience some pain or hardship difficulty, then remember that difficulty was good for you. Right. And also remember that it may appear to be something evil for you something bad for you. But hidden inside it is much more good. So for example, you make a staccato before traveling. All right. And when you travel, what happens May Allah protect you, but sometimes, you know, people get sick, they get into an accident, their wallet gets stolen, and then they're not able to find

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you know, a means of traveling back home on time. And then their work gets affected.

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You know, things like that. And so they say, oh my god, I have suffered so much since I traveled and I actually prayed as to how to, well, maybe that sickness was a means of purification for you. And that loss was a means of increase in your ranks. Because in a hadith we learned that Allah subhanaw taala has a certain status for a slave, meaning Allah subhanaw taala wants the slave to reach that position, that status that higher level, and a person is not able to reach that level merely with his deeds. So then Allah subhanaw taala puts that slave to test. Right ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada puts him in trial in regard to his body, or his wealth or his child Subhanallah a person suffers illness,

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or they get fired from their job, or their child suffers. And then the person is patient. And because of that patients, Allah subhanaw taala that makes that person reach that higher level. Allahu Akbar. So yes, on the surface, there was a lot of shell. All right, there was suffering, there was loss, there was pain, but hidden inside was what much, much more good, that is permanent, that is everlasting. So when you pray is the harder than after that focus on the good. And no matter what happens, believe that it is good for you. Because you asked Allah for goodness and Allah subhanaw taala will grant you that goodness. And even if something painful happens, remember that is

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good for you. Do not attribute evil to Allah. Do not say that oh, Allah, you know, did such and such evil to me a stuff that Allah Don't say such negative things, wrong things about Allah azza wa jal

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and praying the Sahara means that you are trusting Allah's decision, you're asking Allah to make the choice for you. Right, the decision for you. So this is a form of taco. You know, for example, sometimes you are so busy, you are so tired mentally. There's so many things going on, that you cannot decide what to cook. Right. So then what do you do? You just ask your family? What do you want to eat? And they say, they'll travel right? They say rice and lentils. So what do you do? You just go and make that right? In your mind? You might be thinking, I don't know if they're going to enjoy it. I don't know if they're gonna like it. We just had this recently. Well, no, they said,

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This is what they want. So you go ahead with it. Right? Because you know, you don't have the mental bandwidth to make that decision. So just like that you don't always have the mental bandwidth to make decisions for yourself, to know what is really good for you. So you ask Allah to make that decision to choose what is best for you. And then once Allah subhanaw taala decrees something good for you. Something for you. Now you trust Allah's decision.

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And when, you know, sometimes after it's the caught up you you still, you know suffer.

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Remind yourself the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, what to do near murottal era were more rare to dunya hold what will ask you that the sweetness of this world is bitterness of the Hereafter, and the bitterness of this world is sweetness of the hereafter. Allahu Akbar. Anyone you're fasting? Is it always easy? No, you experience thirst you experience so much fatigue, a headache, maybe. You know, if you've seen your children fasting this Ramadan, you may have noticed that, you know, they look a little weaker, maybe, you know their face seems to have their cheeks may appear to have gone in, they may not have the energy to do their homework or anything. Yes, you feel

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for them, but you know that fasting is good for them. And they should fast because Allah subhanaw taala is obligated fasting on them. So yes, you see them struggling, but you know that it's worth it, because the reward in the hereafter is much greater. So just like that, if you experienced anything painful after praying is Takata then remind yourself that yes, moolah to dunya Halbertal akhira. The bitterness of the world is sweetness of the hereafter. Right? And we're enamel armor will Hawa team actions are

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any determined by how they end. So if the final outcome is good, that you are pleased with Allah, and you are

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you know, obedient to Allah your deen is is good is fine, then everything is good inshallah.

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Now, besides the drovers, the hara, we can also make some other laws to ask Allah subhanaw taala for what is good for us. Among these doors is the DUA of Musa alayhis salam, or be in the Lima and delta la Yemen Hayden fuckery that, oh my lord, I am in desperate need of anything good that you send down to me. And this is a very comprehensive door, which includes the goodness of this world, goodness of the Hereafter, it includes goodness in terms of money in terms of family in terms of security, in terms of you know, your home, everything. So make this draw for yourself, or be in Neelima and Zelda I am in height and fatigue. Another thought we can make along a Steadicam, the OSHA, the Emery, what

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are all the becoming sheltering of see that Oh Allah, I asked you to guide me to the most correct of my affair, and I seek refuge in You from the evil of my soul Subhan Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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any would would teach this thorough so we should make the strong also when we are confused about a matter when we don't know what to do when we are indecisive that he or Allah guide me to the most correct of my affair any what's the best option for me guide me to that hola hola. Esta de Cali are for the ugly. We should also ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide us to what is good for us. This there are we learn Ayesha de la hora and has said that the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam taught her this throughout which is along the in the El Camino Heidi Cooley, or Allah I ask you for all that is good. And he I asked you for all types of goodness, everything good for me. Ideally he will agilely

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that which can come quickly. And that which comes later meaning good of this world good of the Hereafter my limb to mean who am LM Ireland the good that I know and also the good that I don't know. Because you know sometimes you believe something is good for you. So you ask Allah subhanaw taala to granted to you what if there is something so good for you excellent for you and you don't even know that it's out there. You don't even know that it's good for you. If you don't know you're not going to pray for it. So in this dua, you're asking Allah subhanaw taala to grant you what is good for you whether you know about it or you don't know about it Allahumma inni as a locum in Haiti

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Mercer Allah Karim Dukkha wannabe you can Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam. O Allah I asked you for everything good that you're worshiper and your Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked you for anything good he prayed for or Allah I pray for the same good for myself. What are all the becoming shed Lima are the men who Abdu Carnaby yoke. And who Allah I asked you to protect me from everything evil, that the messengers of Allah who earlier sadhana asked you to protect him from?

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Are you going to be your Allahumma in the local Jen? Oh Allah I asked you for Paradise.

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A woman called Robert ileum and colon alignment and whatever that can bring me close to it in terms of word or in terms of action meaning any word any action that can draw me close to paradise. Yet Allah grant me that was a Luca integer Allah Kula kava in Dhaka legally Hira and I ask you that you make every decree that you have decreed for me good. Any anything that you have decreed from your Allah make it good for me. This is such an excellent girl. And you see the prophets of Allah who already said I'm taught this dato eyeshadow de la Mourinho, someone he loved. So we should also make the straw for ourselves. Then in the morning in the evening, as we remember Allah one of the things

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that we should say is in the evening I'm saying now what I'm saying we'll call Allah who will hamdulillah Allah Allah in the lagoon that will actually color that will Monaco Allah who will handle who Allah condition encoded or be a Luca Hira Murphy had the Laila that oh my lord, I asked you for the good which is in this night. We'll hire on our Baroda and the good which comes after it. What are all the becoming surely Murphy had the Laila and I seek Your protection against anything evil that is in this night? We should remember that and anything that is evil after it Subhan Allah What a beautiful Torah or be eroded the criminal custody was so ill Cuba or have been eroded

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becoming a diamond fanatic, or they've been filled cupboard. So this is what we say in the evening. And in the morning, same Dora just with the with with a slightly different wording. Instead of saying our Ansel we say us BATNA or SmugMug, because you're entering the morning, not the evening. And you say, oh, Allah asked you, Cairo Murphy had a young, I asked you for the good which is in this day, we'll play it on my birthday, who will only become Charlie Murphy had a young we shall remember the who. So this is in the morning in the evening for us, that we should make regularly and we should make with attention. You know, ask Allah for what is good and protect you from anything

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that is evil.

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Another thing when the wind blows the prophets of Allah who listen would make dua at that time along with me as a Luca Hydra well hi Rama fee ha. Well, hi Rama Ursula to be that Oh Allah, I ask you for its goodness, the goodness that is in it and the goodness that it was sent with? What are all the becoming Sharia we're chatting mafia, we shall remain Odyssey that we and I seek refuge in You from its evil, the evil that is in it and the evil that it was sent with? Or you might say, how does the wind affect me? I am inside the house? Well, yes, it may not directly affect you. But indirectly, certainly, it can affect you how often it happens that a wind turns into a storm, or because of the

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wind, you know, trees are uprooted. You know, there's electricity outage, a power outage, and because of that heat, hydro gets affected, water gets affected, you know, pipes in houses can burst Subhanallah and not just that, you know, food shortages can happen. So, don't think yourself to be you know, to secure ask Allah subhanaw taala for the good that is in the wind, and to protect you from the evil that is in it any sometimes it happens that when it's too windy, and you're in your car, as you get out you open the door, the door closes on you. Right? Why because of the wind and that can cause a bone to fracture, it can cause you to get seriously injured. So ask Allah subhanaw

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taala for good, when the wind blows. Also, we learn in a hadith, that when

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you know a person gets married, or a person gets a new animal, meaning a means of transportation, or a new servant, any something new comes into your life. Okay? And this something new is very integral to you, you know, it's it's, it's directly going to affect you. So then you ask Allah subhanaw taala for the good in it Allahumma inni as a locum in Haiti, why is he mad jubilant early? That Oh Allah I asked you for its goodness and the good that it was created with what are all the becoming sialorrhea will surely merge up that island and I seek refuge in You from its evil and the evil that it was made with you because you know for example

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pet any anything new that comes into your house into your life, there is good in it and there can also be potential evil in it. So you're asking Allah to grant you the good and protect you from anything evil in it. Even when we wear new clothes, we are taught to pray love mythical hand and the Kasota nearly as a local man Hi Lee Well Hayley ma Sonia Allahu what are all the becoming Shari? He worship Nemo? Sunni Allah Who that all

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For You is all Praise, you are the one who has closed that we, I asked you for its goodness, and the goodness that it was made for. And I seek refuge in You from its evil and the evil that it was made for Subhan Allah. And so often it happens that you wear something new, it looks nice on you.

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It looks good on you. But then, you know it's not right for the weather. And you know, you get too cold or you get too hot, or that material is not suitable for your skin, you develop a rash. So these things can happen. So even when you're wearing clothes, something new ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant you the good that is in it when you eat after that Allahumma barik fee he will have Bremner hiraman Who that oh Allah bless us in it and give us better than it to eat. Subhanallah in when you eat something also ask Allah subhanaw taala to give you what is good to make what you ate good for you. When someone is good to you, you make dua for them. Jessa calavo Hi, Ron, may Allah reward you

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with goodness. When two people get married, make the offer then BarakAllahu laka or Baraka alayka. We're Jamar vena cava fileted that may Allah bless you and shower His blessings upon you and join you together in goodness. So all of these Dora's you need to teach us that no matter what the situation is. No matter how confident or secure we feel or no matter how afraid or apprehensive we feel in every situation. We should ask Allah subhanaw taala for goodness in our food and our clothing and our relationships and if he knew that enters our lives, you know, the coming day the coming night, everything ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant your goodness. I mean, in sha Allah we

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will conclude over a year Subhanak Allahumma will be handed a shadow Allah ilaha illa Anta esta Furukawa to booty Lake, WA salaam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh