Taimiyyah Zubair – Taleem al Quran 2012 – P02 021D Tafsir Al-Baqarah 156-158

Taimiyyah Zubair
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of acceptance and happiness in life, particularly in the aftermath of the pandemic and loss of loved ones. They stress the need for individuals to overcome hardships and achieve their goals in life, and emphasize the importance of patient and understanding. The transcript also touches on the cultural and personal aspects of Islam, including the use of shadiards and hedges to protect against bad behavior and the importance of taking small small deeds for oneself and others.
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But who are the forbidding?

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The one who says I'm doing sub for the Siberian who are truly those who are forbidding. Allah says Alladhina those people who either afar but Tomas lever when the difficulty strikes them, either

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either right at that time when Asaba to mostly be what the words are for bathroom, and mostly were from the root letters solid well followed well, but

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it's either is to reach the mark to hit the target to get where something is supposed to get to land where something is supposed to land.

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So for example, imagine a person shoots an arrow throws an error right at the bull's eye. This is what you saw ABA, mostly ABA is that which strikes that which comes and hits where it is supposed to hit?

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That which hits the target the bullseye?

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What do we know as mostly by as a disaster or calamity? But what do we learn from the word mostly by itself, that any difficulty that hits you was meant to hit you?

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It didn't come on you by chance.

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For example, if a person ends up in a car accident, they say, What was the other person thinking? What was the driver thinking? Why weren't the driving carefully? Why weren't they looking at the site? Why did they go straight through the intersection? Why weren't they careful when they were taking a left turn, they should have been careful. And you say that, if they hadn't done that, I would have been fine.

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If they were more careful, I will be perfectly fine. But you know what, whether they were careful or not, you are going to be struck by that calamity, that gravity was meant to come to you, and it did come to you.

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This is the fact of life.

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In our bodies. Also, we learned that know that whatever strikes you was never meant to miss you. And whatever missed you was never meant to strike you. Whatever strikes you was never meant to miss you. And whatever misses you was never meant to strike you, whether good or bad. So a Levina the 5 billion are those who, as soon as a calamity or problem a disaster hits them. What's their instant reaction? Kalu they say? What do they say? Ouch? What's their response? What are the first words that come out of their mouth? In early Lehi were in LA he robbed your own? Indeed we belong to Allah and to Him we are going to return. What does the statement mean?

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In that indeed, we LilLah he for Allah. Meaning we belong to Allah. Lamb over here of Lilla This is our bulk of possession. Allah owns us. Allah owns us, we belong to Him.

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When you want something? Can you do whatever you want to do with it? You have a pen? Can you use it? Yeah. Can you give it away? Yeah. Can you put it in your drawer and forget about it? Yeah. Are you at fault? No.

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You're not at fault, right? Because it's your property. You can use it, you can break it. You can lose the cap and let the pen dry. What do you save my pen? I can do whatever I want for you to criticize.

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We belong to Allah.

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And when a person realizes this, I belong to Allah.

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Allah owns me, literally, Allah owns me, then what does it mean? He can do whatever he wants to do with me. He can make me happy. He can make me cry. He can make me hungry. He can give me the feeling of contentment or fulfillment, he can give something to me he can take something from me.

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Because I belong to Him. In Allah, Allah, we belong to Allah.

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So in this statement, is the acceptance, acceptance of the decision of the decree of Allah. And when a person accepts when a person submits than Allah gives him contentment, Allah gives him peace in his heart.

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Allah makes him gone down in situations where he could be screaming and wailing, and crying uncontrollably. But Allah gives him comfort at that point. In Allah, Allah, we belong to Allah.

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And not just that, that we belong to Allah, but also we're ena. And indeed We a lay he to Him meaning to Allah, Roger your own ones a return. Rod your own is a Florida fraud year, from the root letters de la je mine who you are, who you are, is to return. So we're also going back to Allah,

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meaning eventually we're going to die. And we're going back to Allah for herself, and Allah who will judge us and He will recompense us. Either he will reward us or he will punish us, depending on whatever he decides for us. What does the statement mean? What inner la

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Raj your own,

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in this is hope, hope of what? reward from Allah, hope of reward from Allah. When were in the Hereafter, we belong to him, he can do whatever he wants, I accepted, and you know what I'm going back to him. So he is going to give me something better. He is going to reward me for this. We're in LA, you're on your own. So the statement is very comprehensive. It's very deep.

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In this is acceptance, and this is the BA in this is happiness submission. And this has hope, expectation of reward from Allah as well.

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Called who inadi la he were in LA, he wrote your own.

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When do they say this? When do they say the statement? Right at the time when disaster strikes?

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Just as it was mentioned yesterday, that software is what

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at the time when disaster strikes you.

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Your first reaction that is what matters to the person who submits instantly the one who expects reward from Allah instantly. Then Allah says what machines slavery and give them good news that they will have reward in sha Allah in the hereafter.

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What do we learn in these two verses?

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We earn very important lessons. That first of all, every servant of Allah, every servant is tested in this life. And you know what? The prophets of Allah who are tested the most.

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You want to look at any test, any kind of problem that people suffer from, look at the prophets of Allah, you will find that

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you will see somebody suffering from physical illness for years and years and not getting better, or you burned his son, I'm suffering for 18 years. I'm not saying 18 days, 18 years. You want to see someone who suffered the loss of a child. Because Jacobian is his son use of the most beloved child to him, was stolen away from him. He lost him. And eventually you met him. When you suffer. Listen, I was an adult. After years and years and years later,

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you will see someone whose parents were lost the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam,

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he grew up as an orphan. He grew up as an orphan. You want to see someone who was abused, sexually abused, even physically abused by your family, you suffered his son and his brothers abused him that threw him in a ditch. People picked him up and sold him as a slave. He lived the life of a slave, and then the woman, she sexually abused him. She forced him to do haram with her, but he refused. He stayed away. He did not surrender. He did not submit over there. He stayed firm. And then you know what happened? He was sent to jail, an innocent person sent to jail. For how many years Believe it or sin, at least seven to 10 many, many years he stayed in the prison even more than that.

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And then eventually he came out eventually things changed.

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The prophets of Allah suffered great pain, the suffered every kind of pain, every kind of tests.

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And if you look at the life of the Prophet salallahu Salam all that is mentioned over here how

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Of course he's ever from home in Makkah, you know what's gonna happen the next de jure hunger. Remember the Battle of Aqsa? A man came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam lifted up his shirt and showed him a rock that he had died to his stomach saying that I'm so hungry, please do something about the profit sort of autism lifted up his shirt and he had to Rock State to stomach hunger. Hope well joueur one Occidental and while the prophets of Allah Salam in Makkah, he was perfectly fine. His wife was the richest woman you can say, the most successful businesswoman and he managed all of our business on our property can imagine how wealthy you was. But what happened very soon. In

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Medina, people did not even have enough oil to light a lamp. If they had oil, they would drink it.

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They didn't have enough to even light a lamp. Now criminal Anwar will enforce the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he lost all of his sons in his life. All of his sons. He lost his companions, his friends, even when he was alive, his uncle, his uncle Hamza of the Allahu anhu, he lost him, his wife, he lost.

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He lost many people in his life

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will unfold with Thammarat that also suffered from

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every type of test the profits out of all this from suffered.

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So the fact is that every person will suffer in his life tests are a part of life. The question is, why does Allah not like us? What wrong did we commit that Allah would put us through these hardships?

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The thing is that

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If a person does not suffer difficulty, he will not reap any fruit at the end. He will not get reward at the end.

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Think about it. Anything you want to achieve in this world? Anything? Don't you have to suffer for it? You do. If a person wants to win in a competition, let's say it is some sports competition. How much does he practice? How much and when,

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you know, sometimes I'm amazed at how the sportsmen, they're playing out in the open when it's so hot. And sometimes when it's raining,

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when it's raining and they're playing. There are people who are playing on ice, they're falling, they could fracture their bones, dislocate their back or whatever, they take that risk, they suffer the pain, and they go and play. Why? Because the rewards are worth it.

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It's a very commonly quoted phrase, no pain, no gain.

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But it's also very true. So in life, we suffer not because Allah hates us no, never think like that.

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Not necessarily, because Allah is upset with us.

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But simply because we are his property. He owns us and he can do whatever he wants. And you know what, he's very generous. You suffer your patient, you turn to Him, He will reward you with what you cannot even imagine.

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On the Day of Judgment, we learned that people who suffered a lot in the world, how quickly they will enter Jannah how quickly their hisab will be done and they will enter Jannah. And people will wish that they also had suffered difficulty in this life, so that they could enter the night easily.

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A person who suffers difficulty in this life and he's patient and he expects reward from Allah in sha Allah, his time in the grave, and his time with the Day of Judgment will go much easily

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will be much better compared to the rest of the people. And in Jannah in sha Allah in sha Allah, his status will be very high.

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This is why Allah says well, Misha sabihin.

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Then we also learned in this idea that people react differently

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when it comes to difficulties. And mainly there are two types of people there are two types of reactions. Some people they are patient saw a bit

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and there are other people will become upset to become angry.

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The people who become patient, who accept the decree of Allah who submit to Him will turn to him seeking His help than Allah becomes happy with him. And the person who becomes upset. The person who becomes angry, why me why again, why this, then for him is also anger. In a hadith we learn that Monrovia fellow who Riba, the one who becomes happy, then for him is happiness, the one who becomes satisfied with the decree of Allah, that Allah will also be satisfied with him. Allah will also be happy with him, woman Sahaba and the one who becomes angry fellow who saw hope than for him is also anger, meaning Allah who ought to be angry with him.

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So you get how you behave.

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Now, when it comes to difficult situations, people can react in many different ways.

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The first reaction could be off subset of patients

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when it comes to sub, but remember, that sub at the time of difficulty is wired up, it is mandatory. You have to be patient as a believer, server is required of you it's not an option. You don't have the option of either being patient or being impatient. No, you have to have some.

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Why? Because it's so much emphasized in the Quran and the Sunnah.

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We learn that when the Prophet sort of autism son, Ibrahim, he died. The Prophet sallallahu sallam was crying. You can imagine anybody. If they lose a child and infant, you think they're not going to cry, of course, you're gonna cry. So he was crying. And the Sahaba said, you want to cry?

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Because they thought crying was not okay. They said you also cry. He said, Yeah. The heart does feel the pain. The eyes weep. You can't control your crying your tears. However, nothing that upsets my Lord will come out of the smelt

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subject, it's word, it's mandatory. I do feel the sadness, I feel the pain I feel the loss I'm sad. However, I will not say what Allah does not like at this time.

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I will not anger Allah to my words to my reaction through my behavior suberb is mandatory.

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Another reaction, the second type of reaction could be off a riba meaning being satisfied, being content with the decree of Allah subhanaw taala.

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And this satisfaction, this contentment with the decree of Allah this is sunnah being this is the way of the Prophet salallahu Salam this

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is also something that's very important. You might say, How's that possible that a person? You know, he's probably with it, he's okay with it. He's content with the decision of Allah. This is a level above suburb.

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suburb is that a person? You know if you said he's controlling himself, he's trying to control his tongue. But realized like, the person is like, okay, yeah Allah you decreed I accept it.

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So first to submit, then is the BA and Riva is sama. This was the way of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that he would be contented, happy. Okay, with the decision of Allah subhanaw taala. And you might see this, that there are some people when something happens, you know, they're trying to be patient, they're crying, they can't control themselves. And they're trying, they are being patient. They're finding it hard, but they are being patient.

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But there is another person who Yeah, he said, but it's almost as though he's okay with it. It's almost as though he's accepted it.

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So realize a level above

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third type of reaction could be shook. Gratitude, gratefulness, gratefulness, for what, for the test that Allah sent a person's way.

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How, how can you be happy be grateful that Allah thank you so much for testing me this way?

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How's that possible? Who could do that? Yes. Some people can do that.

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It doesn't mean that we ask for trouble. We ask for difficulties. We say Oh, Allah test me. No. We should seek Allah's protection against difficulties against trials, because trials sometimes can be so severe that they can shake up a person's Eman.

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Now, why be grateful, over the calamity over the disaster, the difficulty for two reasons.

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First of all, because of the realization that it could have been much worse,

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for example, a person let's say they had an accident and they lost a child. It could have been much worse. Even you could have died. Perhaps the entire family could have died.

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Every time something wrong happens. People remind you that 100 It wasn't that bad. It could have been much worse.

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So when you remember what is greater, what is more worse than what happens you like grateful you're grateful that 100 Not only this much happened.

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So one reason to be grateful. Another reason to be grateful. Because you're expecting reward from Allah for that. You're hoping that inshallah because of this great test, Allah will reward me.

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So this feeling brings about gratitude in you that are humbled Allah, Allah is testing me, Inshallah, he will reward me. So this makes a person grateful.

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Once there was a woman who was suffering a lot, and she wasn't displaying any impatience, any sadness, and people were like, what's wrong with you? You have a heart of stone. I mean, what's the deal with you? How come here so patient, she said, in a Halawa Algeria and satiny Murata Sabri her

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that the sweetness or the reward of what I'm suffering from has made me forget the bitterness of this difficulty of this patients. That when I think about the reward, I forget about the pain. When I think about the future, Jana, then I forget about what I'm suffering from right now.

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And if you think about it, you know, there's something very amazing in the Quran. If you reflect on all of them are kisses, Lucky Suraj those tools that will reveal to before the hijra, before the age of the Sahaba the prophets, a lot of them everybody was suffering a lot, a lot of persecution. It was unbelievable. You know about what Billa Lula and who suffered, how he was tortured. He was made to lie down on the burning sand.

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And then heavy hot stones are placed on his stomach, on his chest, all on top of him without any barrier in between. And he was abused, tortured, literally tortured.

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There was a slave girl who was tortured so much that she became blind. She lost her eyesight, Allahu Allah, what kind of torture she must have experienced.

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You know, people, they go crazy. They got psychologically affected because of the torture that they go through. So imagine in Makkah, this is the kind of torture that the people were suffering from and the sutras that were revealed. What do they talk about? Jana?

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Jana,

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look at sort of the rock man. It's a murky Surah look at Jana that is mentioned. Look at through karma.

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Look at the 30 jewels. Jana is described in so much detail, from the clothes to the fruits, to the trees to the shades to the couches to the jewelry, to the goblet to the cups to the drinks everything is mentioned

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Look at through the lens and through the hook. It's full of the description of Jana. Why? Because in times of difficulty, what makes you forget the pain is the hope of reward.

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So that should make you grateful.

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A fourth reaction, another type of reaction that a person could have at a time of difficulty is suck up anger, displeasure, frustration at the decree of Allah. And this, my dear friends is haram. We are not allowed to display displeasure, to display anger at the decree of Allah subhanaw taala at the time of difficulty.

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This is something that does not behoove a believer, it does not suit him or her.

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And in fact, displaying sahab displaying anger at the time of difficulty, it is actually one of the major sins it is of the major sins. The Prophet sallallahu sallam said this is a Hadith in Bukhari that lays him in now he is not one of us. He is not of us who

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mumble who do the one who strikes his cheeks were shackled to you when he tears apart his clothes. What are we that will Jehovah? Yeah. And he calls with the call of Jehovah the call of ignorance, you know, saying things that, that people who don't have faith in the hereafter say,

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saying things that people who don't have faith in God see.

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So, such a person is not one of us. So displaying anger, at the time of difficulty, is something that does not suit a believer.

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And then we see in these verses, that at the time of difficulty, what should we say in that Allah he were in LA he Raju your own indeed or Allah who belong to you and to you we are going to return we belong to Allah and to Him we will return.

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And we learn from the Sunnah that a person who says this at the time of difficulty, and he also says Allahumma Gibney, famously but he will uplift the hilum minha that oh Allah reward me for this problem that I'm suffering and replace it with something better.

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What I have lost, replace that with something better.

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The person who says that Allah will replace him with something that is better. And there's a very beautiful incident

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about um selama robola, who own her

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own selama rodilla her and her she migrated from Mecca to Medina with her husband Abu Salama.

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Both of them were believers. And you can imagine the close relationship that they must have that the Father is known as Abu Salim and the mother is known as own Salaam. I mean they share a common name as well right? Imagine the love the bonding, the close relationship that they must have had.

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And her husband died. Imagine how sad she must have been. They just came to a new place all the families back home, and now her husband dies. She's basically on her own.

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And the prophets of Allah Islam came to visit her to offer his condolences. And he said to her that make dua that along with Jimmy if he will sleep with you walk if you play, it'll mean her to replace, you know, my loss with something that is better. So I'm sorry. Well, she said that I thought who could be better than Osama? Who?

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No one could be better than him. He was a perfect husband. He was a perfect friend, the perfect companion. No one could be better than him. And you know what happened after some time? Guess who proposed her? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the prophets of Allah said and proposed her, she became of the AMOLED movement in the Mother of the Believers. Imagine

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a person who is patient at the time of difficulty and trusts Allah Ya Allah Yes, I've had this loss, but I trust you. You give me something that is better. You make me satisfied you make me content. You give me happiness. You give me these, Allah who give him Allah will give him something. Allah will not leave him alone.

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Look at Ibrahim Hassan, he lost his family. His father didn't accept. People were going to kill him. They intended to kill him.

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But Allah subhanaw taala gave him a wife like Sora and children like this man, he is Hulk. This is a great gift of Allah for the one who is patient, such people. Allah says Allah Iike those people who those who are patient at the time of difficulty, or lay him upon them or Salah were to middle of be him Salawat upon them or Salawat from their Lord, especially from their Lord. What are some of our follow up discipline of solid, solid and what does the word solid mean? Prayer.

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We performed the flat we pray to Allah. And we also say Allahumma Salli ala Muhammad Salih sons follow up on Mohamed Salah Sana we also say Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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The word salad is used for prayer

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but it's also used for blessings. And it also means praise center. What else does it mean? What's the third meaning praise for not to praise someone to mention their good traits.

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And when a person when a human being says solids, it has a different meaning, when Allah sends solid, it has a different meaning when the angel comes for that it's a different meaning. So over here, so that is from WHO? Allah so when Allah sent for that on someone, what does it mean that Allah is praising Him?

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Allah is praising Him, and that Allah will bless him, Allah will send His blessings on him. So people who are patient at the time of difficulty on them, our Salah were to mirror him. In other words, Allah praises them in the company of the angels.

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And Allah will send His blessings on them. Imagine if you're suffering, and somebody remembers you, how do you feel all of a sudden you feel so good, that they remember me, they called me to send me an email, I didn't come to school, I was feeling ill, and they remembered me the drop off food in my house, you'll feel so good. It's as though you're half of pain has gone, half of your difficulty is gone.

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Now imagine a person who is patient at the time of difficulty who remembers him, or law remembers him. So Allah Iike lame Salah to MIT will be him. In other words, their status their position is instantly exalted in the sight of Allah instantly.

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And not to Salawat while Rama and also mercy.

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What does it mean by this mercy that Allah will rectify their situation, Allah will improve their condition.

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What will our ICA and those whom will motor don't they're the ones who are rightly guided multitudinous from her Dahlia, meaning they are the ones who are rightly guided to the right way. They are the ones who are behaving correctly in that time of difficulty.

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You know, when something difficult happens, everybody's giving you different things to do. Somebody says do this and other person says no, don't do that. Do this. Instead, you're like What am I supposed to do? So how is the person rightly guided in that situation? That he turns to Allah, he submits to him, he accepts his decree. He relies on Allah He trusts on him. Such people are rightly guided. This is shows to us about the great reward of patients Salawat Smith will be him well, Rama and this I also shows that those people who are patient at the time of difficulty they're the ones who are doing the right thing. Those who are not patient at the time of difficulty, they're not

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doing the right thing.

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Let's listen to the recitation of these verses

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the show home will

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be shaved.

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off while the shin is.

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you can

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be more than one

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you can move.

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The question is that what if a non Muslim is patient at the time of difficulty? What does he get?

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The thing is that, why do you think a believer is rewarded for his patients?

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Because he's being patient for the sake of who for the sake of Allah, his patients illustrates that he trusts his Lord. He believes in him. He hopes the best from him.

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But when the person who's not a believer when he's patient, why is he patient? Because he trusts in Allah?

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Is he being patient for the sake of Allah

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No. So his patience is different than the patience of a believer. That's what you can't say that he will have the same result.

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However, we learned in the Quran that Allah tests all people, believers and disbelievers. If you look at all of the prophets who were sent to the different nations difficulties were sent on them, and their nations were Muslim. Not all of them. Why? Allah subhanaw taala says Allah, Allah homey above our own, so that they become humble, because even the most materialistic person when he's in difficulty, extreme difficulty, there are moments when he remembers God.

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He thinks about his purpose in life, he thinks about what he's doing in this world. And you may have heard many stories. Just recently, I got to know a person who, you know, had a very good job, very good relationship, everything was perfectly fine and happy in his life. And all of a sudden, he went through a bad breakup. And he said that it really made me question that why am I here? What's the purpose of my life? Why am I alive? What am I doing? And then he started researching for purpose of life, and why we're in this world and what's happening. And he found Islam. And he became Muslim. That difficulty led him to Islam.

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I've heard of many other stories as well of a person who was you know, at a beach, one swimming, and then he felt as though he was going to drown. And he said, Oh, God, if You saved me, I will do something for you, I will look for you or something like that. He made a promise.

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And then he searched and searched until he found Islam. There are many people who come to Islam in this way. So Allah tests people in different ways, for different reasons.

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Okay, and if a person is patient in this world without human, then at least he will get comfort in this life, he will not be deprived of peace in this life. You see people who are not Muslim at all, and they're going to difficulty but still they stay calm. So that calmness, that contentment that comes from their patients.

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Then Allah subhanaw taala mentions an example of patience and the reward for that patience. And what is that

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in the sofa? Well, more water indeed the Safa and Marwa they are in sha Allah, of the symbols of Allah.

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From an hudgell Beta aware, Tamara, Fela Jeanette Herlihy and Yoko Wafaa Vemma, so whoever goes for Hajj aroma, there is no harm if he does the left of the Safa and Marwa

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what are the Safa and Marwah, Safa and well, both our two mountains suffer is also known as Jable of your case. And Marwah is also known as Orion Cara and they're the two other names of Safa and Marwah. And these are two mountains that are on the eastern side of the Kaaba, so they are in Makkah.

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And we know that when we go for Ramadan, when we go for Hajj, then part of Ramadan hedges what that after the left, you have to do surgery between the two mountains. You have to go from Safa to Mala Mala to suffer, how many times seven times and the men are actually supposed to run for a part of that walk? Isn't it? So? Why do we do that? Who do remember at that time? Whose footsteps are we going? Off? Had you heard of the mother of Izmir eel on insulin?

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What's her story? We learn that Ibrahim Al Islam was told by Allah subhanaw taala to leave Ismar eLearn Islam and his mother were in Makkah in the barren valley of Makkah. And you know what? No birds were there. If there any bird somewhere that means there's water, there's food, where there's people. There were no birds over there. So they came with some water and some food. But eventually they ran out of the water. They ran out of their food. Ibrahim alayhis salam had to leave by the way.

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He had to leave the mother and son in the middle of the desert. Imagine sleeping there, no house.

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No people, we will probably die out of a heart attack immediately. But look at how strong that mother was. That when she ran out of her water, she ran out of her food. And her infant her baby was hungry. Because obviously if she hadn't had anything, she couldn't produce any milk. When she wasn't producing any milk. Her child was hungry. And when he was hungry and thirsty, he was crying. So she wanted to provide for her child. She wanted to give him something so that he stops crying. So you know what she did? She ran on top of medulla, the mountain to see if there were any people, any site any sign of any human life, any person anything that she could find, maybe even water so that she

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could go there get something to give to her child so that they could survive in that heat in that desert. She couldn't see anything. She ran back to suffer. And then again Safa Marwah, she did that several times, staying at the top of the mountains for a while looking around everywhere, perhaps I can see something perhaps I can see someone and she found nothing. And all of a sudden, once you went back to her child, what did she see? a spring of water, water gushing out of the earth

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and that water is still gushing out till today. Zum zum

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Imagine

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Allah did not leave her. At that time, she did not go on cursing her husband. You left me here. What kind of religion? What kind of job do you have that you don't care about me? You don't care about the life of your child, you're putting our lives at risk. I'm going to divorce you I'm going to leave you

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leave me alone. She didn't do that. She wasn't angry that you're Allah. Why me? Why this? Why does difficulty please give us water to drink? You are the king of the heavens and the earth. You own the treasures of all the waters. Give me something to drink. Give me something to eat. Allah sent man and salam, Bani Israel. Do you think you could not send it on her? Of course he could. But he was testing her, not because she was sinful, not because Allah hated her. Not because Allah wanted bad for her. But because the reward that she was gonna get for that suffering was great. It was a lot and look at the rewards that Allah gave. Zamzam water came out that became her property. That was

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hers. And you know what happened? There were people who eventually came by and they asked her permission, can we stay here and have access to this water? She said, Yeah, but it's still mine.

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And then MCO was populated.

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They had a family that had people to live with is Maria listened and grew over there. You know, he got married and like this, eventually, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam came, and you know what any person goes for Hajj any person goes for Romana has to make that run exactly what his hudgell did. To remember her striving her patients look at their award that Allah gave to her.

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The sorry, the run that she had to do, it really shows her strength, her trust in her Lord, her willpower, or sub, her firmness that she didn't give up. You know, if you go for sorry, it is difficult. You take so many breaks in the middle. You know, you have water fountains where you stop when you have a cool drink, where you can rest and you know what you can rent a wheelchair and you can sit on it and somebody else will push and you have a roof on top of you have cool marble floors beneath your feet. And even the mountain is seal such that even if you go on top of it, your feet don't hurt.

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It's very easy for us yet it is so difficult. Imagine the difficulty that she went through. She was patient. She didn't give up. She trusted her lord. She trusted her Lord. And she knew that if this has decreed for me, there has to be some benefit there has to be some wisdom and Allah rewarded her. She is an example of patients and example of sobre an example of the Quran Allah.

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So Allah says in the sofa well Marwa, indeed the Safa and Marwah these two mountains, what are they? Myntra Illa. They're of the Shah of Allah shayad is the plural of Sharia law, Shri Narendra, surely what does your order mean? To realize Sharia law literally, it's something that is through which something is known. So in other words, it's a symbol, it's a sign,

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you get to know about something through it.

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SHA it refers to the rituals or the places where certain rituals are performed.

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That are the symbols of religion. If you see a person praying for Allah,

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it symbolizes that they are a believer. They follow Islam, they are a Muslim.

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If you see a person saying a Salam or Aleikum, you know that they're Muslim. If you see a woman who's dressed her property, she's wearing the hijab, you know that she's a Muslim. So shy symbols. So what are sure if they're the rituals of the deen, which almost symbolizes this theme, the symbolizes the religion. And also they are the very apparent the very obvious rituals,

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very obvious acts of worship. They're not hidden. They're not secret. They're obvious. So what's the first thing I told you symbolize religion. Secondly, they're very obvious. And thirdly, they're also very great. They're major rituals. It's not like, you know, saying Subhan Allah just like that, but it's a major ritual. Something that symbolizes the

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and remember that worship acts worship rituals are of two types. Some are coffee, yummy, they're hidden. They're secret, meaning it's a secret between you and your Lord. Nobody else knows about it. But other acts are very obvious. Very obvious. So for example, if you always pray at your home, your school fellows, your teachers, your whoever they don't know how you pray, if you pray, they don't know about it. It's a secret between you and your Lord. Only Allah knows how you do it and what you do. But other things are more obvious. For example, when you wear hijab, when you go out, it's obvious that you cover

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you can't hide that good deed. Likewise, when a person goes for hajj, he goes to his Delphi goes to him and he does the work. Can you hide that good deed? You can't? Can you do it in secret? No, you can't. It's very public. It's a public

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act of worship. It's a symbol of religion.

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So Safa and Marwah, they are of the Shah of Allah. It doesn't mean that the two mountains are the Shah. But the worship ritual that is performed over there is of the Shah. So what is the ritual that we do there? Of sorry, going between the two mountain seven times

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from an Hugill beta? So whoever performs hedge of the house hedger, hedge hygiene gene literally means to intend

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to aim at something. And hedge is the journey that a person takes with the intention of performing certain rituals at certain times at certain places. How does not like? Yeah, you know what, we'll go and see what happens. No, no. When you go out of your house when you leave, you know, when you reach the place, you have to wear the Haram, especially for Hajj, and even firmer you have to weigh the harm. And then you have to say that there'll be a and when you go there, you can't just go and rest and have a good time. No, you have to be at a certain time do certain things.

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So there's intention behind it.

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So this is why hedges called hedge.

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So whoever does the hedge of Al bait which bait is this bait Allah dose of Allah meaning the Kaaba

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Oh or Eric Tamara era Tamara crane meme rah Umrah. Hajj is a major pilgrimage and Allah is a minor pilgrimage. Hajj is only done in the months of hajj at the time of Hajj and Umrah can be performed at any time of the year.

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And Irma literally means as era to visit.

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Umrah literally means as era to bear visit somewhere and technically it is to visit the house of Allah in order to perform the rituals of removal. They're less than the rituals of Hajj. So any person who goes to perform Hajj or Umrah Allah says Allah generally there is no sin on him. Jinnah means sin. There is no sin on him on that your tongue with a be Hema that he performs the wife of them to have what two of these two mountains of her and mandala and Bhima means between them two doesn't mean around them too but between the two that he goes from one round to the other seven times. There is no harm on him. If he does sorry, between the two

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woman totowa Iran and whoever does voluntary good. The thorough thought well worrying for it means to voluntarily do something good. So whoever does hide on good fine Allah shakin on him then indeed Allah is shakin he is appreciative and he's already in check. It is one who appreciates sheen Kathrada

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that tell me sugar? Isn't it something you're we're supposed to as human beings as a recipient of blessings.

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We are grateful because Allah has given us blessings. Why is Allah grateful? He doesn't need any blessings. He is one who's running he is the one who gives. So why is he shocking?

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What it means by shacket in respect of Allah subhanaw taala is that he appreciates the good deeds of a person.

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Just imagine the greatness and the generosity of Allah subhanaw taala he is the one who gives us in the first place.

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And he's the one who shows us what to do. And he's the one who gives us the opportunity to do something good. And then when we do it, he appreciates us

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for in the Lucha shacket indeed Allah is very appreciative. And he's already him he knows very well about all what you're doing. For in Allah Shakira and Arlene.

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What's the purpose of mentioning these two names of Allah subhanaw taala, Shaq and Marlene? Why these two?

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Because when a person knows that Allah appreciates, and that he knows whatever I do, then he's confident

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that whatever I'm doing is worth something. If you're doing something for the sake of someone who never thanks, you

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didn't want to do it? No. If you're doing something and you have an idea that perhaps they'll never find out that you're doing it would you want to do it? No, you said they're never going to find out. They're not going to bother than ever say thank you, you're not going to do it. You feel as if your effort will be wasted. But when you know that Allah appreciates the good deeds of a person and he knows the good deeds of a person then you know what you want to do even more

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for a Mullah? shakin and Arlene.

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What do we learn in this verse? We learn about the fact that sorry, the run the walk between Safa and Marwa is a broken, meaning it is a pillar it is a major part of what Hajj and are more because both are mentioned over here. In this area when Allah says there is no harm there is no sin on a person who does the life between the two. It doesn't mean that surgery is an option. No it's not an option.

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It is mandatory.

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And this is very clear from the statement of the Prophet sallallahu Sena which we learned was the Dharma. The Prophet sallallahu sallam said SRO for in Allah Katha or Lake Como Sorry, do sorry, because Allah has decreed this on you, you have to do it. Then another Hadees on Behati we learned that a person who performs hydrogen Rama, his Hajj, his Irma is not complete unless and until he does the surgery. So now the question is, why does Allah say there's no harm on him? If he does three? What does he mean by no harm?

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This is because the Muslims at the time of the Prophet salallahu Salam, they had certain doubts about doing sorry.

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They weren't sure if they were supposed to do it or not. Earlier, we learned the wife was mentioned Ibrahim, Hassan was told that clean the house why is that people can come and do for wife over here, but sorry, was not mentioned. Right. So some people thought we're not supposed to do Sorry. Because if we were supposed to do it, Allah would have mentioned it very clearly.

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So then Allah revealed the Spurs making it clear to the people that no you also have to do Sorry.

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Another reason that is given is that the Mushrikeen they used to do Sorry, they would go between Safa and Marwa seven times.

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So the Muslims, they thought this is what we used to do before we accepted Islam, there's something that we should you can do. Are we supposed to do it as well? Would we not be imitating them? If we do it? Allah subhanaw taala says, No, you're not imitating them. You were doing this because Allah is telling you to do it. And why is Allah telling you to do it? Because your mother did it? Had your did it. And you should remember her sacrifice her efforts. And when you leave this place, the Haram you should leave with the same feelings that now you will sacrifice for the sake of Allah, you will stay strong, no matter what difficulties you're suffering you will endure.

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And then another reason is that there were certain idols that the mustachian have placed at Safa and Marwah. They're known as SF and na ALA. There were these idols that they had placed over there, and when they would go between Safa and Marwa, they would go up to those idols and they will touch them and you know, seek blessings through them.

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And you will wonder why were the idols over there because you know, that in Makkah, still the wish to Keane had power and it was much later in the life of the prophet Sallallahu Sallam that Macau was conquered, and one Macau was conquered, then all the idols were destroyed, but until then the idols were there. So the Muslims were concerned when we go for Hajj when we go for Omura the idols are there how can we worship Allah there? So Allah Subhana Allah says, No, you don't care about the idols but you care about the serie you care about Sophia and what will you care about her?

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So that's what you have to do it.

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And then we also learn in this is one month Awara halen for in Allah shakin and I believe that whoever does voluntarily any good than Allah is very appreciative, and he's knowing of your efforts. What is it true that any good deed that a person does,

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it's beneficial for who for himself. When you do good, you do it for yourself, inner sanctum or certainly unphysical. When you do good, you do good to yourselves. And especially when a person goes for Omura for Hajj, at that time, he should really excel in doing good one good after the other. Why? Because you're going there for ABA. So increase in your good deeds as much as you want, you have the option. And whoever does more, he will find Allah very rewarding, very appreciated, because there's not even the weight of an atom that Allah does not know about.

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So if you've done a very small act of kindness, Allah knows about that, too.

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I just saw a video recently in which this brother he was sharing about how he saw a house that was made up of small small bricks

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and small bricks, they made an entire house, a big house came together from what small bricks. So likewise, we can have great deeds on the day of judgment that have accumulated how by the performance of small small deeds. So don't neglect any, don't leave out any good deed.

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When you go for this week, focus on doing first of all patients, accepting the decree of Allah saying in Allah he were in LA he Roger one and secondly, what are you going to do? Focus on doing the little little good deeds that we neglect. So Inshallah, before we go, how about the sisters in? In what? In putting the chairs and desks away? So even if you have the time to put one chair away, quickly do that.

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Let's listen to the recitation.

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No suffer.

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General beta, we're done off Anna.

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in long Russia

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