Taimiyyah Zubair – Taleem al Quran 2012 – P08 088D Tafsir Al-Araf 13-18

Taimiyyah Zubair
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of the Quran and its use in shaping people's behavior. They stress the need to lower oneself and appreciate oneself, appreciate one's own success and appreciate one's own blessings, and to be grateful for one's own success to avoid confusion and mistakes. They also emphasize the importance of protecting people from shay una's actions and not just trying to be great.
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right at the beginning, was it in which we learned the story of Adam Artesia?

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Surah Baqarah. All right. So right at the beginning of the Quran, we learned the story. And now again, we read the same story. So what do we see here? That there is a lot of repetition in the Quran? Why is there repetition in the Quran? Because some people object to this a lot, that the Quran just repeats itself too much. Why do you think there's repetition? Yes, exactly. So we don't forget, it keeps reminding us we read it into little bucket of the story. But then what happens after some time we forget it? Right, we forget the lessons that we can learn from it. So Allah subhanaw taala tells us a story. Again, is there any other benefit in repeating the story? What's

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that benefit? Yes.

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Definitely, it emphasizes the importance of the story, and you better understand it. Like for instance, you may have read a certain story as a child. And then after some time, you watched a movie based on that story. All right. Was there a difference? Yes, there was a difference. There may have been parts, which you never understood. But when you saw the movie, you better understood, or sometimes there are many authors that have written the same story. Okay. Like, for example, the story about the tortoise and the hare, right. So I mean, this story has been written by many authors in different ways. So then what happens as a child get exposed to different different versions, he

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understands better. So just like that, in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala tells us the same story in different ways, because then you learn different lessons from it. And you may have experienced this yourself also, that if you're telling someone about a story, you mentioned certain details, and you leave others. And then you tell the story again, another time and you mentioned different details. So remember, that just because a story has been mentioned once in the Quran, it doesn't mean that is sufficient. It's up to Allah, He can decide to narrate it as many times as he wants. Our concern should be what can we learn from the story? What is the benefit that we can take for ourselves, from

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this narration? To the story of Adam or his sunnah over here, we learned that Allah subhanaw taala created him, he shaped him. And then what happened? He told the angels to prostrate to Adam, why aren't we supposed to prostrate only to Allah subhanaw taala.

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Because such the Think about it such that is what putting your head on the ground, it's an act of worship. Think about it. Such that is what really making yourself small, really humbling yourself before someone and who deserves that? Only Allah. So why is it that Allah told the angels do such that to Adam? Ye?

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Yes. This was meant to prove to the creation at that time, the highest status of them are nice.

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And it shows to us the humility of the angels that they had no ego there. They said, Okay, Allah, you're telling us to humble ourselves to make ourselves small in front of Adam? Sure, we'll do it, because you are telling us because you are commending us, many times it happens with us, that Allah subhanaw taala, he has kept difference in the status of people in the position of different individuals. So for instance, if there is a person who is of a particular gender, who is performing a certain role in a family, he has been given a higher status compared to the rest of the people have that same family. Take the example of the husband, or the father, Allah subhanaw taala has

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given him that status. Allah has given him that authority. So what does that mean that the rest of the people of that household, they have to accept that not because they have to worship the husband, or that they have to worship the Father? No, this is in submission to who? Allah subhanaw taala. But many times we see that women have a lot of problem respecting their husbands. And I have to say, I'm really sorry, but many Muslim women, many practicing sisters also suffer from this disease, disrespecting the husband, not accepting his authority, treating him like a child, not giving him the respect that he deserves. And this, my dear sisters is not just disrespect to a fellow human

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being. But in fact, this is disobedience to Allah zoologia

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So never

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think it is cool, or it is very good to disrespect your husband, because many women, this is the advice that they give to other sisters, control your husband,

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control your husband, how, by yelling at him, show him that you have a mouse, show him that you're very confident, show him that he has to listen to you control him. But this is not how you win somebody's heart by humiliating them by not giving them the respect that they deserve. This is the height of ingratitude. Once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was passing by a group of young women. And he said to them, Be careful. Be careful meaning don't be of those who are ungrateful, despite having blessings. So one of the women, she was confident that she went up to the Prophet saw a lot, isn't it? And she said, What do you mean? We don't understand. So he said, that

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one of you sits in the house of your parents for so long. And then Allah blesses her with a husband. And then what happens? One day, that poor guy does something to displease you. And you say, I have never seen anything good from you. I have never seen anything good from you, where she knows that she cannot be independent of that husband. She is in need of that husband. Even if it's not financial, it's emotional fulfillment, right? Think about it. Many women, they sit for years and years in the House of their parents, even if it's just 18 years or 20 years or 25 years, she feels incomplete until she has a husband, Allah gives her husband and then what does she do? She shows

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disrespect to him. She's ungrateful to Allah for the blessing of the husband. She doesn't honor him. And what is it that prevents her? It's her pride. It's her Eagle.

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It's her Eagle. And it's not just wives who are disrespectful to their husbands. It's also many times children who are disrespectful to their parents.

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So we see over here that the angels they accepted immediately, ALLAH is commanding us to prostrate to Adam, sure, we'll do it immediately. They didn't hesitate in obeying Allah. And this is something that we need to remember always whenever we're dealing with people, don't look at the person who's in front of you. Think about the fact that Allah has commanded me, Allah has placed them above me, Allah has given them honor over me. Allah has told me to listen to them to obey them. And if I disobey them, if I disrespect them, in reality, I'm rebelling against to Allah subhanaw taala. So how, how can we have the Mercy of Allah in our lives?

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How is it that on the one hand, we are being so righteous and bias, and on the other hand, we are being disrespectful to the people who live in our own house, who have rights over us?

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So I remind all of you sisters and myself, that when it comes to dealing with people, those people who have been given authority over us, we must respect them. And this is an in reality, obedience to Allah subhanaw, Taala and Iblees. On the other hand, what did he do? He said, No way, I'm not frustrating. And he presented an excuse. He justified his disobedience by saying what that I am better than him. And many times, we may also feel like that I have a master's degree, my husband is only I'm not talking about myself, okay. But that many women, they may say this, I have a master's degree, my husband has barely graduated, you know, he only has his undergrad degree. I work and I

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make more money than my husband. A woman may think like that. I am smarter, I'm more intelligent. My parents are rich.

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My parents are more rich, I have more money than he does. Because I got my mother and I got gold. And I got this and I got that and my husband, he doesn't have much I am better than him. Therefore, he should be respecting me. He should be accepting my authority. Not I should be accepting his authority. Many times she'll find puts the same kind of thoughts in our minds. Likewise, children think about their parents. My mom knows nothing. You know, she came from Pakistan. She came from Somalia. She came from such and such country and this is Canada. She has no idea. Since we've come in this country, she's been in the house. She doesn't know the outside world. She doesn't even know

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what music is. She doesn't even know who Bob stars are. She doesn't even know what fashion is. This is what we think we are better than our parents. Therefore they listen to us, and we don't need to listen to them. But this is incorrect. This is incorrect. Find it's possible that you know more than your parents in certain things. How to operate a phone

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How to use a computer. Okay, you may know about these things, but again, your parents know many things that you don't know that you don't know at all will follow Coco Lydia Illman. Eileen above everyone who has knowledge is one who knows more, is the most knowledgeable and Meaning Allah subhanaw taala. So no one's knowledge is complete anywhere, except for that of Allah subhanaw taala. So you might see this difference between people, and based on that you might think that you are better than someone. But that is where you need to lower yourself. You need to humble yourself. You need to humble yourself. Many times it happens that women when they get married, and they see, you

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know, that husband home, they thought so highly off that or I've heard that he has a long beard and he goes to the masjid and after getting married, you find out, Oh, he doesn't persona, and he doesn't go to the masjid every day. And yes, he has a beard, but he doesn't roll up his pants. And you're like, you know what? He's nothing. I don't give him that. He's not that great anymore. I'm not impressed. I'm not impressed. But this is not right. Even if you're not impressed by him, still he is your husband. And you have to respect him. You cannot say an Ohio Minho. You must respect him. And when you will respect him, and you will lower yourself than Allah will grant honor to you

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because in her these, what do we learn munto? Well, darling Allah, He will refer hula, whoever lores himself for Allah, Allah will elevate him. Because sometimes it's very difficult when you know that your dad doesn't have any idea about the phone that he's talking about. Alright. And you know, and he's going on and on and you're like, Dad, what are you saying? But at that time, you're smiling and acknowledging and telling them nicely, humbling yourself over there. Or just behaving like or just being, you know, like a completely ignorant person in front of them as if you're learning from them. And you know that what they're saying is wrong, but still humbling yourself over there. That is what

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will bring you honor, mantle elder or the Lehi of a federal law. Because those people who become arrogant, they are not close to Allah. They can never draw near to Allah, because what happened to IBLEES when he presented this logic that I'm better than him, Allah subhana wa Tada said, Allah He said, Build minha then get down from here. Get down from here for built habitat is to get down from above. Someone is high up and he gums down. So fabulous women who get down from here from us are not Yoku, it is meaning it is not allowed laka for you and that, that that Kibera, you become arrogant fee her in it, were in Ghana or wherever this conversation was taking place, basically, in the

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presence of Allah, that you have no right to be arrogant over here. So get away from here. Get down from here, there is no room for the arrogant near Allah subhanaw taala arrogant people are not welcome or not welcome in the Presence of Allah azza wa jal, it is only the humble. It is only the humble who draw near to Allah for hood so get out in NACA, indeed, you men from a solid in those who are debase those who are made small soldering chloral of solid from Southern flame, solid line rock, and what does that mean to be small, so you are those who are small, you are of those who are debased, who are humiliated and this is a reality, someone who tries to be greater than they

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actually are. They become puffed up with pride and arrogance. What happens, they're humiliated. They are disgraced in front of others, they die the most miserable deaths. Look at the people of the best people who were proud and arrogant. How Allah subhanaw taala humiliated them. Fuck rich in a communist slavery. In a hadith we learn the Prophet sallallahu sallam said he shall not enter paradise. He shall not enter paradise who, the one who has even an atom's weight of arrogance in his heart. A person said, I like to wear nice clothes and shoes. Meaning is that pride that I like to beautify myself, I like to look good in front of people is that pride? The prophets of Allah Islam

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said No, Allah is beautiful and he loves beauty. Arrogance is buttered will help. Welcome to nurse what is arrogance.

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denying the truth, that the truth is clear. The Hulk is clear but yet a person refuses to accept it. It is clear to him that this person, Allah subhanaw, Taala has given him authority over me, this person, Allah subhanaw taala has placed him above me, he deserves this and this right? But still a person refuses to accept it. I cannot respect my husband. I cannot accept what he says to me. I cannot listen to my mom. I don't like my dad. This is what butler will help. Welcome to NAS lumpiness belittling others, making others inferior, treating them like they're nothing talking to a 30 year old men as if he was a two year old kid, insulting him in public yelling at him as if he was

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a child. This is what making others inferior. And this is something that does not benefit any Muslim. It does not benefit any Muslim. I don't care what degree you have. I don't care what knowledge of the Book of Allah you have. It doesn't benefit a Muslim that she treats others as inferior as if they're nothing. Well, humble Ness.

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It is a quality of Allah subhanaw taala servants that they are humble into the full con is 63 We learned were a battle Rahman and Medina, I am sure knowledge of the Hohner the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk on the earth with humility, meaning they're good. They're walking Malta expresses humility. They're walking also expresses humility. So we really need to reflect on ourselves when we're talking to people, when we're upset with them, how are we talking to them? How are we? You know, conversing with them? How are we treating them on? He said, meeting shaitan he said for only Sydney. So give me respite from new law, I'm gonna use little in law is to give time

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to defer the matter of someone to delay. So give me respite, Isla yo me, Yuba Thorn Illa to Yomi de you borrow, soon they will be resurrected, meaning let me live until mankind will be resurrected. In other words, don't cause me to die until the day of judgment. And who's saying that a bliss because every creature obviously angels there matter is different. But when it comes to human beings and jinn, what happens to them, they are here on this earth for a short amount of time for their lifetime only. They die natural that's in this dunya and then eventually, on the Day of Judgment, they will be resurrected. But Iblees took permission from Allah. He asked Allah meaning he requested

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Allah that let me live until the day of judgment. So what happened? Allah He said, In Naka, indeed you men from El Mundo Laureen, those who are given respite, and this is why IBLEES he has not died until now he is alive today as well. And he will continue to live until the day of judgment. And this is not just permission to live. But it is also he asked for freedom to do what he wanted to do. Because it happens in this world that if a person does wrong, then Allah subhanaw taala can punish him, even in this dunya Isn't that so? And it happens with many people, that they are punished in this world even before the hereafter even before they die. But Iblees asked that give me respite,

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meaning defer my punishment until the day of judgment. So let me do whatever I want. Don't let me die. Let me live. And let me do whatever I want until the day of judgment. So Allah subhanaw taala gave him permission. He said, Fine. Why did he ask for this allowance at least, so that he could take revenge from Adam? Was it Adams fault? No, it wasn't Adams fault that Champon ended up in this. Whose fault was it than Allah's fault? No. Whose fault was it? It was his fault himself. It bleeds it was his fault. Allah gave him a command. He refused to obey. He brought himself in the mess that he ended up in color. He said Furby mas so because of what a way, Tony, you misled me, you put me in

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error, who's saying this IBLEES saying this to Allah, that Oh ALLAH because you put me in error. You misled me, le agora then surely I will definitely sit from the root letters off or in del Garda to sit down. So I will definitely sit le home for them for who? For the children of Adam slid off aka where would I sit on your path? Which path almost again, the straight meaning the straight path that leads to you Oh Allah, the chill

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Learn of Adam when they will be on that straight path trying to reach you, meaning your pleasure, then what will I do? I will sit on that bad trying to mislead them. There's two things that we see over here that Iblees is basically very angry with Adam and his sunnah. And he is blaming Allah subhanaw Varna. For what? For his error.

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Notice the word awakening. Awakening is from elua. Lane. Well, yeah, it was, is to mislead someone to mislead someone.

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And it leaves a saying over here to Allah that you misled me how that you ordered me to prostrate to Adam. And when I refuse to prostrate to Adam, what happened? You became angry with me. And as a result, I am in this mess. Now. As a result, my life is ruined. As a result forever. I am going to be of those who suffer loss. Look at the logic.

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You ordered me? And I refused and you became upset with me? Well, whose fault is that? Your fault, you should have listened. Right? But many times it happens that we present the same, you know, logic or we blame Allah subhanaw taala. We became our circumstances, we blame our circumstances instead of ourselves. So for example, if we became very angry, at a certain occasion, what do we say? So and so was making me so upset, and she was doing this. And he was saying that, and I just lost it. So it's not my fault. It's the whole world's fault. It's their fault. It's not my fault. She made me upset. She made me lose my patience. She made me angry. It's their fault, not my fault. No, it is your

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fault. Because you chose to be angry. You could have kept quiet, you could have walked away. You could have responded in a better way. You could have just avoided that situation. But you chose to behave like that. So it is your fault. It's not anybody else's fault.

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But think about it. Don't we present this excuse most of the time? Isn't it? When we become impatient? When we yell at someone, even when we fail an exam? What do we do? We say, Well, my friends that were distracting me, my family there was, you know, a wedding, there was a party. And so there was so much going on. I just didn't get to study. I just couldn't do an assignment. We present excuses. But in reality, whose fault is it? It's our fault. We it's our fault. We blame circumstances. And we blame people. And that is what Champon did. He blamed Allah, you misled me. And he was very angry at Adam, that because of you, I am in this mess. But it wasn't Adams fault. It

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wasn't Adams wall. Allah subhanaw taala is the one who ordered him. Now, person might say Why did Allah give him such a difficult command? It wasn't difficult. If the angels who are better than Iblees. If they could prostrate to Adam, then what does it mean? IBLEES could also prostrate to Adam. Right? Just like that. In our lives, we think that doing a certain thing is very, very difficult. So for example, some women say I cannot treat my husband nicely at all. I just cannot, you know, speak to him in a humble manner. in a nice manner. I just can't do it. It's just not in me. No, you have to bring it in you. Because if other women could do it, you can do it too. Right?

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Just like that. We say, I can never forgive this person. I can never forgive them. I can never get over what they said to me what they did to me. No, you're actually can. Why? Because if others can do it, you can do it too. Whenever a deed seems too difficult to do, always tell yourself if others can do it. I can also do it. And there is nothing impossible in this dunya nothing impossible. If you have the will. You have the determination, and you seek Allah's help, everything you can manage to do.

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If somebody is trying to make you mad, they keep saying nasty things to you. You just ignore them and walk away. You just don't pay attention to what they're saying.

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Make the following You go tell your teacher or go tell your mom, seek somebody's help. Yes, you should do that. Because many times it happens that people will not leave you until they get something out of your mouth. They get something out of your mouth. They're just, you know, prompting you to react in some way. But you just ignore them and they will fizzle down. Typically what do we do somebody say

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As a small statement to us, and we answer back in a much worse way, right? They said one note to us, and we start yelling at them. We start yelling at them.

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There's a movie about this baseball player,

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Jackie Robinson,

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you know what I'm talking about, right? The kind of racist remarks that he receives. He's in the field to play ball. And what happens, he's told no black people, and not black people, no niggers allowed here. And he is humiliated, insulted in public. Nobody stands up for him until very late. But watching those scenes reminded me of what the prophets went through. And what Allah means when he told us to be patient, and when he told us to control ourselves, because when you are controlling yourself, when you are controlling yourself, really, Allah subhanaw taala will elevate you, in the eyes of others, he will raise you. But at that time, you need to humble yourself, you need to lower

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yourself, you need to control that urge to answer back to react negatively. It's very difficult, but it's the greatest victory that you can have. We think victory is yelling at someone. We think victory is answering back. But what did the prophets have a lot of students say who is a strong one? Who is the strong one, the one who can control himself, the one who can control himself, the one who can be victorious over himself, that is strength. So you know, when you answer back and you talk angrily, then you're satisfied for that second or that minute, and then you spend your whole day in regret. Like for that one minute where I was satisfied, and I got out everything I had to say I'm

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spending the whole day miserable, and now I'm feeling guilty. Yes, right. Yeah. Do you feel guilty about it? And then what happens is that people will react even more to you. And then you have to deal with that.

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So I'm not sure if this is like an authentic hadith, but might be that there'll be more woman in the Hellfire because they were ungrateful to their house because of their ingratitude towards their husbands. Prophets have a lot of them warn the women because this ingratitude is very common. So it bleeds blamed. Hola, Paula, for me, my awakening the accordion and a whole slate Alta Cal. Mr. Kim, you misled me, you gave me this command. I couldn't obey. I didn't want to obey. And then you became upset with me. That wasn't my fault. It's your fault. And I'm very angry with Adam. So I'm going to take revenge from him. And not just him. But all of his progeny all of his children, because Allah

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created Adam and his children for who's worship or his own worship, right? Well, Matthew lacto, Jinnah will ins OLALIA balloon. But what the chairperson said, I'm going to sit on your right path, and I'm not going to let them worship you. I'm not going to let them fulfill the purpose of their lives. Thumma, then let it in the home shortly I will definitely come to them. Men from benei ad him before them in front of them, meaning I will come to the Children of Adam from before them why in order to lead them astray, that a person is walking on the right path, he's doing the right things, and what will shape onto he will come from, from the front how that he will create hurdles for him,

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difficulties for him, he will instill in him fears of the future that Oh, what if so and so says this? What if such and such happens? And then he beautifies, the dunya for him, he distracts him by showing things in front of him. So as a result, a person forgets what he was doing. And he starts chasing the world.

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Does it ever happen many times that you're doing something good, and everything's fine. And then all of a sudden you realize you're just wasting your time. You're reading something very beneficial on the internet. And what happens right in the front, there is a popup, right? And then what happens? There's a link on that, or there's an advertisement on that. And then you click it and then from there, you just end up wasting an hour of your life. Min benei ad him

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a person is doing something really good. shaytaan distracts him he beautifies the world for him. When benei ID him while I'm in Hull for him and from behind them. I will come to them from buying them as well how that I will literally push them into committing sin. Like if somebody is coming from behind you just imagine somebody is pushing you, you reluctant you're hesitant, but they keep pushing you keep pushing you do it, do it go there, go there.

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And just think of any fight or argue

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meaning that you have, that you are trying to control yourself. You're trying to take a step back, you're trying to get out of that situation, you're trying to finish that argument. And what happens, it's like because if somebody's really pushing you pushing you say one word, just say this, just say this, just say this. And what happens? Eventually, you say it will mean confront him. He doesn't leave you until he pushes you into sin. Why a man him and from the right side, amen, Florida, Yameen. From the right side, I will come to them, meaning I will mislead them from their right side, what's on your right side, an angel that is recording your good deeds. So in other words, from the

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side of their good deeds. So for example, a person does something good and shaitan just magnifies it for him. And a person thinks, yeah, I'm really good. I'm doing enough. So I don't need to do any more. So for instance, just because a person who is studying the Quran every day or every other day, or two days a week Shavon tells them Yeah, you don't need to recite the Quran every day. Mashallah, you are a student of the Quran. You don't need to spend half an hour every day reciting the book of Allah, what's the big deal? You already know the meaning. Has it ever happened? Whenever you think about opening the Quran to recite, like, Hamdulillah I know the Quran. I know the meaning of the

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Quran. I don't need to recite. That is for those people who don't even know the meaning of the Quran, they need to recite.

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Yes, that person is doing something good. And shaitan distracts him. Why don't you do this as well? And why didn't you do that as well? And why didn't you do this good deed as well. And at the end, a person has nothing done.

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Right? Why? Because there's old plan, but no reality to it. So for instance, a person is studying a class, you know, on a weekly basis, something consistent, something small but consistent and what happens Ceylon distracts them say, why didn't you attend this weekend class? It's only one weekend. And why don't you go to this Halaqa it's only once only one weekend. And then there goes one lesson and there was one test and there was one assignment and then a person thinks I'm so behind, I can never catch up.

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So I'm emailing him many times shape on he makes a person do good deed and then show off and waste that good deed.

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So for instance, there is an opportunity to give charity there is a fundraiser.

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Yeah, I'll give $100 Yeah, I'll give $20 How much 20 Wow, wow, this person is giving 20 Young I'm so righteous, you know shaitan gives that feeling of pride in your heart that I'm so great on a money him and then not just that while I'm Shema ailing him and from the left sides Shama in this is left, what is that? That from the matter of sins meaning with regards to sins? How that He belittles sins for us? So we think you're it's only a small white lie. What's the big deal? Just yelling at this person wants? What's the harm? What's the big deal if I disrespect my husband? Is this one time? Well, you know, I'm a human being as well and I have feelings as well and I get upset as well. I'm

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Chema Haley him Liba backbiting about someone you know, I need to vent as well. I have feelings too. Otherwise, I'm going to have an emotional breakdown on Shana at him. No matter of sins.

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Below belittling since but what do we learn from Hadees? That small tins are like what? That a group of people collecting little pieces of wood. And what happens that when they are collected, and then they're burned together? It's a huge fire. So just like that once in here, once in there once in there, and together, they're enough to destroy a person.

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Sometimes people they see their sins is so many sins, that they're like, Oh, I'm destined for *. So I might as well continue sending. Yes, that's also a way that chatline makes a person hopeless, feel hopeless, that I don't have any hope. So I'm definitely going to hellfire. Let me just enjoy the few days that I have in this world and do whatever I want, because you only live once on Shema. ilium.

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And he said, What do you do? And you shall not find it bliss saying this to Allah, Oh Allah, you will not find a thorough most of them. Check it in ones who are grateful. Meaning you will find that most of the people are not grateful.

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You will find that most of mankind is what ungrateful.

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Is this true? Yes. So ingratitude comes from who shall upon it's his greatest weapon against us. Because a person could be, you know, a great devout worshiper. Okay? He worships Allah praise when I read the Quran, but in their heart, they're ungrateful to their husband. They're ungrateful to their parents. Ungrateful to Allah for the fate

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verse that he has bestowed on them. So because of this ingratitude what happens, their good deeds are also being wasted. Because ingratitude is a kind of gopher because in the Quran, the word gopher has been used in contrast with sugar. If sugar means gratitude and Cofer would mean what ingratitude and the height of ingratitude is what disbelief so well, that you do a thorough home Shakeela, you will not find most of them. Grateful meaning majority of the children of Adam will be on grateful people. And this means that only few people are grateful, in terms of Israel is 65. Allah says in everybody, lace Allah, Allah himself on that my servants, there's no authority for you over them,

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meaning you will not be able to mislead them. So in other words, there are some servants of Allah, who remember to be grateful, always, who remember to be thankful in whatever situation they are in. Thankful. And this is something that we need to reflect on. We discussed this yesterday as well, that if we start listing the blessings that Allah has given us, we could never ever finish that. But we start listing complaints all the time, we start thinking about what we don't have or what is wrong. So Allah, did you do a thorough home check it in, you will not find most of them to be grateful. So are you grateful?

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Are you thankful? For what? What are you grateful for?

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What are you grateful for? Yes.

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Okay, for the blessing of Islam for the blessing of iman. Is that really a blessing?

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Really? What's the big deal? I mean, there are other people who don't have this and they're fine. They're successful, they're happy, they have great family life. They go on vacation, they make money, you see them smiling. So what's the big deal?

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Seeing like Masha, Allah insha, Allah, Viet Nila and all that kind of stuff like showing that we are actually dependent upon Allah for every little thing. Yes, that we depend on Allah so much, but yet we take his blessings for granted. So how is Iman a blessing? My question? How is Iman a blessing?

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Well, Imani the blessing because you're getting live and you're learning about the Quran, and you're praying and you're making dua to Allah here that to take me to Jana? Yes, because Eman is what will take you to Jana. Remember the Hadith of the Pitaka that told you yesterday that a person will have 99 scrolls full of sins? And how long are those scrolls as far as the site can reach right to left? Imagine and so heavy on the scale. And on one card Leila Illa Allah is written and because of that, he will enter Jana. So isn't this a blessing? It's a huge blessing

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to having a life that Allah gave me and having such beautiful parents and his siblings. Yes, these are all blessings that we need to be grateful for having the school to get more knowledge. But she alone makes us think my mom is so annoying. Right? My sister, she's so greedy. My brother, he's so nosy. Right? And my younger sister, she just screams too much. And my older brother used this as a problem with me. Alright, this is what Sheldon makes his thing. I'm not saying that these problems are non existent, these problems are real. I mean, if you're not getting along with someone, we're not ignoring that fact. They are real. But you know what, we should not focus on that problem only.

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The problem is that we focus on what is not perfect. And we forget about everything else that is right, isn't itself. So for example, if there's a problem with your computer, every time you see your older brother, you'll be like, can you just fix that in my computer can just fix this thing can just fix that thing. Every time you see him. You tell him about the problems that you're having with your computer. And when your computer's working perfectly fine. You don't mention anything.

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You don't mention anything. Not even thank you for fixing your computer for you.

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Earlier this year, in September, the social justice club at our school attended ouide. And I remember there was a girl that came from Kenya and she came to Canada four years ago and she came on a scholarship to Ryerson University and she was studying there. And I remember she was saying how sad she was when she came to Canada not because she missed like her family and stuff because of the ingratitude she saw it and the people that lived here like she remember some of the friends she made like there are some girls complaining Oh my

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Goodness, I have to drive all the way over here today. And she's thinking, oh my goodness, you have a car, you have money to pay for gas and people complaining about their families. And she's just thinking like most of the people she knows back home, they don't even have parents because they've all been killed. And like you, they're complaining, I have to go home and make dinner like, you know, you have food waiting for you at home. And she remember, she was so sad when she came here. She just wanted to go back home. These are our first world problems. What? That I ate too much. So I need a tea or I need something to fix that feeling of heaviness and sickness. These are first world

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issues. Right? And we tweet about it. We first spoke about it and we complain to the entire world about it.

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One of the biggest blessings that at least I know I take for granted is our health, you know, because it's something that you know, we feel entitled to we were born healthy, we should live a healthy life. And we take so for granted because every day, I wake up and I don't even think twice about you know, Hamdulillah I woke up feeling perfect today. And last week, I felt really really sick. I had this miserable ear infection. And I didn't get one for three years. And I didn't think of the three years where I didn't have it but it crippled me I was in bed sobbing with so much pain. And I felt so guilty at the same time that How ungrateful Am I like, I'm not thinking of the three

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years where I was perfect without this ear infection. I was thinking of this one weekend where I felt so bad and I felt so ungrateful. So sad of how of what a you know, bad servant, I am to Allah because, you know, I never once thought of, you know what, as Hamdulillah I had three good healthy years with my past previous ear infection. So that's one of the biggest blessings that I feel I take for granted. This is why whenever a believer suffers from any calamity, big or small, any kind of difficulty, What should he say? Inna Lillahi wa inna la he Rajan, the we belong to Allah. So when we belong to Him, we accept whatever he decides for us. Alhamdulillah in good times, and Al

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Hamdulillah, Isla coolly held in difficult times, because Allah deserves praise and gratitude, no matter what situation we're in. Because even if 50 things are wrong in our lives, there will be at least one thing or the other. That is still right. And if we start looking at different things in our lives with this perspective, really, we would be happier people. And we wouldn't complain that much. And we wouldn't have that many problems, because our problems they get worse because of our ingratitude. So for example, a husband, imagine think about it, he's working five days a week, sometimes overtime, why in order to bring good amount of money home. And when he comes home, the

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wife complains, you didn't vacuum yesterday. And you know, I'm really tired and you don't understand what I go through. And these kids drive me crazy. And you forgot to vacuum and you put your clothes outside the laundry bin, how dare you do that? Don't you have any respect for the many hours I spent cleaning the house and maintaining the house? Yes.

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Yes, he has those deficiencies. But think about the fact that he is working so many hours to bring you money

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to take you where you want to go to buy you clothes that you want to wear to put jewelry on you. He's working at a place which doesn't have windows that doesn't have fresh air.

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But we forget about those things. And we think about the problems. We focus on those problems. We fight over them, we argue over them. And as a result, we make our lives miserable. Always focus on the positive. This is a tool of shaitan He will make you ungrateful because when you're ungrateful that everything will get ruined in your life. Everything will be nasty in your life.

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So don't let it go. I know a lady who was perfectly healthy like us and all of a sudden she got mouth cancer. And now when I look at her every single time I look at her because I have seen her she can talk normally like us before but now she can't. Even the fact that we don't even realize the saliva that comes in our mouth without even realizing we you know swallowed in every single second of her life. She has to swallow it and she has to make sure because they will come out. And one time someone was telling me that she was taking more time in break because she cannot chew her food like us. She needs 45 minutes to have a meal and we can allow them to eat sometimes in five minutes. So

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the DUA that I read every time when I look at someone in difficulty and that we should all read as well. I'm sure many of you read alhamdulilah the iconic no mater Lockerbie but further

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Lani Allah cathedra medmen hala of data, it gives you such peace in your heart that inshallah you know last month that I will not test you the way and may Allah make it easy for them as well.

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Gratitude has become very important to so many people. And so many psychologists use gratitude journal for the people who have had depression and things like that. So when they see all the blessing they have, then it became a way to heal people. Yes, because she thought he makes us forget everything that's going right. And then we focus on the problems. And as a result, they become aggravated for us think about it, your whole body's working perfectly fine. You have been in your joint, for example, and you're just sitting with it all day, sitting with it all day, my joint is hurting, my finger is hurting, my finger is hurting you forget about everything. You can't do

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anything. You don't think about it, that all the rest of your body that many, many joints that you have. They're not hurting, only one is hurting, but you will focus on that, and it will consume you.

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I'm sometimes amazed when I look at my parents because they have a lot of like dhikr of Allah that they say out loud. Like when they'd be in the car. They'd constantly be saying a lie, lie Allah, Allah, sugar Allah Subhan, Allah Alhamdulillah. And I think like, what's the point? Like, we usually do it in our hearts or after our prayers, but they're doing it all the time, like at home, in the car outside, right? And I think like, that's gratitude when they're doing it all the time. And they're doing it with their tongue. And when they say it, you hear and you also praise Allah. Yes.

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I think this sort of applicable to us, because when, for example, when you feel we've done so many sins, the whole fuels us to try to fix ourselves and mend ourselves. And on the other hand, when we feel that we're doing so much good, and we feel proud and arrogant, the fear of Allah limited so that we don't feel that arrogance, so that somehow balances us hope and fear.

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So in this ayah, what do we see that show fun. He comes to us in order to lead us astray in order to make us sin in order to make us disobey Allah subhanaw taala from in front of us from behind us from our right from our left, and if he fails, in any of these attempts, what he tries to do, is to at least make a person ungrateful. That's his tactic. And it happens with any people that from their front, from their behind from the right left, they are protected, meaning shutdown doesn't get the better of them, but shaytaan makes them feel ungrateful. And as a result, they make so many mistakes, right? And notice over here that he said front, back right left, even imbecile widow on

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who said, however, he cannot come upon them from above.

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Why? Because then he will come between the servant and the mercy of Allah. So Chalon cannot come from above. So whenever you feel trapped because of your sins, I did this wrong. I did that wrong. I did this wrong. I did that wrong. You think about your health, your best. You think about your future plans. You think about the little good that you've done. You think about the many sins that you've committed and you're like, I'm just trapped by shaitan then what do you need to do? Raise up your hands, lift up your hands, because your lawn cannot attack you from above. He can never come between you and your Lord. No matter what sin you've done, no matter what, you know, error you've

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made, you can always always lift up your hands and beg for Allah's mercy. And because of that mercy inshallah you will be fine. The Prophet salallahu Salam every morning and every evening he used to make the strong along the in the local amphitheater for dunya will offer Oh Allah I asked you for well being in this life and in the hereafter Allahumma in the local alpha will Alfia Oh Allah I ask you for forgiveness and well being fee Dini will dunya will leave early family in my religion, my life my family and wealth. Allah mustard allottee will earn a royalty Oh ALLAH cover my errors and comfort my fears meaning the fears that I have the anxiety that I have comforted Allah who my full

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name in beta the year woman Kulfi Warren Yamini Warren she murli woman Philippi what are all the VR automatica and of tellement RT O Allah protect me from before me, and from behind me from my right and from my left and from above me and I seek refuge with your greatness from being killed from below me. Meaning you protect me against shaitan that chillin doesn't ever get the better of me. Imagine the prophets of a lot isn't made this morning.

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and evening. So shaytaan he promised this that I am definitely going to lead people astray in these different ways. Allah subhanaw taala said kala he said oh do you mean get out from here? Fine, you have this permission you have this freedom, but you are not welcomed in the Presence of Allah anymore. So get out from here but uma Madhura reproached and expelled mother's womb from the root letters Val Hamza mean that, that is i a fault of someone deficiency that they have. So, my own one who is reproached for his faults, one who has a job and he is reproached for it, meaning he's made to feel bad about it. So, for example, if someone has made a mistake, he's done something wrong and

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they are forgiven, okay, their shortcomings are out looked, then they have been treated with mercy. But if someone is reproached for their deficiency for the wrongs that they have done for their shortcomings, and they are what Masoom so you are my own. You are degraded disgrace, despised because of your evil, and you are Madhu dal *, *, the * we just a rebel. So you are mudhole meaning repelled, expelled, removed far away from Allah subhanaw taala has mercy. And Allah said lemon surely whoever wa aka he followed you meaning whoever follows you men whom from them from the Children of Adam, then what will happen? Will Allah suffer any loss? No. Because even if 999 people

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out of every 1000 followship on and become His servants, it doesn't harm Allah at all. Because

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nurjahan Mmm income edge Marine. Let em let Anna Surely I will definitely fill up. This is from the root letters meme lamb Hamza mill, what does make me the fill of something mill of the fill of the earth. mela are the leaders because it filled the hearts of people with all so

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surely I will definitely fill up. Johanna, Mel fire men come from you Ultramarine altogether. It doesn't matter even if you lead so many of mankind astray. Allah can throw every single one of them and hellfire. It doesn't harm Allah at all. Because it is Associaton is threatening Allah right? He's taking revenge, but it doesn't harm Allah at all. And this teaches is a very, very important lesson that anyone who tries to oppose Allah, He can never harm Allah, Who will he harm himself? Because Allah, he is a Hamid, who is Hamid, the one who is praiseworthy ever and always, whether someone praises him or not, he deserves praise because of his perfection. So even if the whole of

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mankind become like the most wicked and disobedient servant of Allah, it doesn't harm Allah at all. He will not suffer any loss whatsoever who will suffer loss, the disobedient servants, they will suffer loss. So if I do good, I do good to myself. I do it for my own good. And if I sin, I'm not going to ever harm Allah, I'm only going to harm myself. Allah doesn't benefit from our worship. He doesn't suffer any harm because of our disobedience because the fact is that we need Allah and Allah doesn't need anyone. We are dependent on him and he is independent of us so he said Anna Johanna min km h marine

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come at me Iein. So how do we find check on by being grateful, that is where it begins from. Because when you're grateful to Allah, to the people who are around you, then you are positive, then you are hopeful, then you are motivated to obey. It really changes you, gratitude completely changes you.

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So, the way to find shaitan the way to have victory over him is to be grateful always, to Allah and to the people who are around us. So let's start it right now. Take out a piece of paper.

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Take on a piece of paper and write your name on it. Show me your piece of paper.

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It shouldn't be a letter size paper, okay? And fold it if it's too big, then fold it and lift it up. So that I can see

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people from the right side

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because everybody lift up your paper. I want to see it.

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Don't put it down yet.

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Until I tell you,

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Okay, write your name on it.

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And write the date

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and then write one thing that you are grateful to Allah subhanaw taala for today. What are you grateful to Allah for?

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One thing

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and mean it from your heart. Don't just write something for the sake of writing it. So I don't want cliche.

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You know, answers. I am grateful for being a Muslim. I'm grateful for the blessing of Quran. Yes, they are definitely blessings. But I don't want you to write them just because that's something you're supposed to be grateful for.

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lifted up if you're done.

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Okay, those who have lifted up GIS please collected.

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Does that come along? Later?

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You wrote your name on it right? Good. Let me also be faster.

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You know, in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala says what I'm being your material pika

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for had this. As for the blessing of your Lord had this, talk about it, mention it, that I am grateful for this blessing. Why? Because it makes you grateful. It forces you to be grateful. Because these blessings we already have them. And in the back of our minds, yes, we are happy about them. But when we say it when we write it, then we mean it. So writing about your blessings, helps you become grateful. It helps you become grateful.

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All right.

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I want everybody to give something now don't take it home.

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One of the sisters she mentioned gratitude journal,

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that every day you write about a few things that you are grateful for. I want you to try it. Try it for like five days in a row. And it will really help you look at your life the people around you in a different way. It will change your perspective.

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