Du’a – The Weapon Of The Believer

Tim Humble


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AI: Summary © The importance of summarizing and summarizing books and giving them to others benefits is emphasized, along with the need for individuals to be mindful of their actions and avoid harms in their worship. The speakers stress the importance of acceptance and avoiding harms in one's worship, as well as acknowledging one's mistake and apologizing for one's actions. They also emphasize the need for personal growth and self-improvement to achieve a better life, specifically during prayer.
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad in wa ala alihi wa sahbihi edge morain along aluminum iron Pharaoh and Allen signer Bhima Lambton was it in a in an era but I mean,

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as always, we begin with the praise of Allah and by sending salutations upon the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon his family and upon his companions.

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This is really a very, very large topic.

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And the approach that I want to take the evening law hitter, Allah in this topic today

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is to first of all remind you

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that there is a book which is available in the bookstores by the same title of this topic to either weapon of the believer.

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And this book is a book which is our V Messiah, it is a book which is has has a huge, huge amount of benefit in it. And it is one of the very few books in the English language, that I find myself reading again, and again and again. And if you have this book, and you've read it, read it again, make it one of those books that you read regularly. And I read very, very few books in the English language, very few. And this is one of the very few books that I highly highly, highly recommend to all of you, if you don't have a copy of this book, you should have a copy of it. And if you haven't read it recently, you should be reading it again. And what we're going to do today is really what we

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call an if this are a summarization or a abridgment of this book and some of the benefits that it contains. It's quite a lot. And we can't go through all of it in one session. And there is a great benefit in doing this kind of work. There are many, many, many books, which have been of huge service to the Muslims, for example, in the Arabic language, and then someone has come along from the Messiah or from the students of knowledge, and summarize this book. And sometimes the summary becomes more famous than the original. And this is true for many books of Hadith.

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For many, many, many books of Hadith, and books of robot and books of journey, what are the in the books of the sorts of approval of narrators and their criticism. There are many, many books in this field that the summary of the book became more famous than the book itself.

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And so it's very, very important. And it is from the guidance of the seller,

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that we take our time, sometimes in certain books, which have a great benefit, to summarize them, to reorder them, to write them out, in our own words, to take the bits out that we think are relevant, maybe to add some things in there. And this is what we're hoping to do tonight. So we're following the guidance of the seller for him or Humala, in summarizing the books have benefit in taking the most important pieces out of them. And insha Allah, every person who does this, and every author who does this ends up adding a little something of their own, you know, some things that I perhaps think the author maybe glossed over or maybe didn't mention in as much detail. And so, this is something

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that I want you all to get into the habit of not simply just reading books, but you take a book, you read it, you write it out from the books, which it is critical for you to do this are the likes of Cotabato hate that this book, which is quite a large book, you take it and maybe you summarize the chapter titles, and you take the most important idea or Hadith from each chapter, and you write it down and you produce a summary. And maybe you know, if you think it's worthwhile, you can have it checked over and you can post it online for other people to benefit from. So this is from the methods of tolerable of seeking knowledge and this is from the methods that were used frequently by

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the seller for him Humala in studying and learning Islam is that they would take books of benefit, they would summarize them, they would focus on certain aspects, and then that summary would sometimes be summarized and then sometimes people would add to the summary and so on and so forth. And this is part of sort of academia in general. So what I wanted to take this, this discussion

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From today is because this is such a very, very beneficial book, I wanted to give you what I think are the most important points that are mentioned in this book. And I wanted to sort of put my own spin on each of those points or my own thoughts about each of those points and maybe add some points that I think perhaps the author glossed over, that perhaps could have been mentioned as well. And this is a part of us first of all, recognizing the value of the original book, because really, there is nothing like it in the English language, such a concise and accurate and well written summary of the etiquettes and the manners of AI.

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As for the topic itself, the topic of Dr. Du r is from the most important topics that you will have to learn in Islam period. One of the reasons why it's such a vital vital topic is because do I captures everything about a bother until he said that a Muslim needs in his Deen in his religion. So do I, in essence, captures the whole meaning of a bother and that's why when we talk about worship, and we talk about our purpose of creation, while mahalo children our insert elderly are a boon. I have only created the jinn and the men to worship me alone. What is the first example of worship that we give? Do I

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and Allah subhanho wa Taala calls to our worship, in his quote in the Quran in his book, and he calls worship to Allah.

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And the two are used synonymously they are used with the same meaning in the Quran. So for example, Allah subhanho wa Taala says we'll call her up boo Komodo Roni StG blacon pay attention to this, Allah says And your Lord says, Call upon me I will answer you make to Atomy I will unseen in Medina yes tech be Runa and Eva Dotty say una Johanna Masha. Allah subhanaw taala says indeed those who are too proud to worship Me and the Quran is not just thrown together here and there, these two are deliberately and significantly linked, that Allah Subhana Allah replaces the word do are in the sentence with a bada and He replaces the word a bada with so the word a bada and the word you are

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absolutely considered to be one in the same because a bada is one of the greatest examples of I do is one of the greatest examples of a bada. And there's another reason perhaps why do is so significant in its relation to tawheed. And its relation to a bat. And that is do our is like a testing stick or like a means of testing something. When you find a person who is upon ship, it is almost impossible and I don't say impossible, but it is almost impossible that you will find a person who has some type of shift in his action and he doesn't have the shift into

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whatever shift he has almost every single person from this oma who has entered into shark has entered into it in the do other they make. So do I is a very clear definition between the people of tawheed and the people of shark.

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And do are is one of the foremost

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distinction or means of distinguishing between the people of Joe Hayden between the people of Schick not just Joe Hayden chick, but Santa Anita. Very, very, very rare that you find a person upon bid accept that you can look at that too. And you can see some form of bid in the door that they make. And when you see a person who when he makes two are makes to our to Allah alone. And when he makes two are his two eyes in accordance with the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam It is very rare that you will find shidduch or Buddha in many of his other actions, it's possible you do get it but in the for the vast majority do it is an excellent yardstick of how much

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you are upon to hate and how much you are upon the center.

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And that's why when we look at the motor subwoofer,

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we look at the Sophie's we see their exaggeration into as some of them that reaches the level of *can some of them that reaches the level of bitter and you can see it so clearly into our when we look at all of the other groups we look at the raw flavor we look at the sheet, we look at all of these different sects and groups. First thing you notice is that they do are is not sincerely for Allah alone and is not according with the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And of course this is not a complete and absolute principle. There are many, many forms have been added. Don't fall into that.

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This area but this is one of the clearest signs. And it's one of the things you can notice instantly. When someone is a pawn is upon the sooner Generally, the sooner penetrates all of their actions and when a person is upon bidder, generally their bid penetrates many of their actions. And because do is such a fundamental part of Islam is such a fundamental part of worship, you see it very clearly in the two other the person makes and that is why Allah subhanaw taala uses to ask him sin as a synonym with worship in the Quran. And that is why Allah subhanaw taala gives so much emphasis to do our and the making of the making of Dr to Allah and those who may do it other than

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Allah in the hall, and perhaps we'll come across some of these issues.

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So why is such a fundamental example of worship? One of the reasons is that when we understand what the essence of worship is, the essence of worship is that you submit yourself and you humble yourself and you lower yourself and you, you completely, you completely lower yourself in status and imposition in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is the essence of worship. This is such that it's such an excellent example of worship, because you are lowering yourself you are, you are humbling yourself. There is that humility, humility, and that absolute submission and that absolute realization, that it is only Allah subhanaw taala, who can help you. And this is present into our

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more than many other acts of worship, or more clearly than many other acts of worship. And that is why do is such a fundamental act of worship in Islam. Because you can see into your complete submission, your humility, you're lowering of yourself, you're putting yourself down in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that shows into our more than it shows in many other acts of worship. So you see, when a person makes to ask, they are completely humiliated, humiliating or lowering or humbling, or, you know, sort of showing the need of a last panel to add in the most complete form. So this is why do is such an important important matter when it comes to worship.

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There are a couple of points.

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The brother mentioned, my having graduated from college of Heidi's and I don't think my colleagues and political parties would be very happy with me, if I wasn't to make a couple of points on a couple of a Heidi's to mention the weakness of that Heidi's The first is the Heidi, the weapon of is the weapon of the believer as a Hadeeth is not an authentic it. However, as a principle, there's no doubt do eyes the weapon of the believer is something which is you know, the believer uses as a tool and a weapon against his neffs and against the shaitaan and against the enemies of Allah subhanaw taala without a shadow of a doubt, but as a Hadith of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam, I don't know that this hadith is authentic. Secondly, another one that you come across sometimes people say do is the essence of worship. And this had it has many different forms, some of which are more authentic than others. So it's also important that we note the difference and just out of you know, sort of academic responsibility that when we mentioned certain things, that we make it clear that these are good statements are true statements, but they may not be the statements of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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I have summarized this book into certain points. In fact, I would be telling a lie if I said that I had done it. In fact, what I had done is I had benefited from another brother who had also done done the same thing. And the two the two of us together, we worked on sort of summarizing some of the key points out of the this particular book, I think the first thing which is absolutely critical, when we come to the etiquettes of do and how to make and how you do it is to be accepted, is the realization that it is only Allah subhanho wa Taala that responds to do.

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And this is very, very, very important. Because this is really the fundamental part a fundamental part of your tawheed. And many, many, many of us as Muslims, we recognize the importance of tawheed we recognize the importance of staying upon the sooner we recognize the importance of directing our worship to Allah alone, but when it comes to do and when it comes to times of need, you find a person's heart being connected to other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is very, very, very common. So you find a person who is broadly upon to hate upon the sun, and this person when they're struck with a severity or a calamity or a problem and we'll see, what you find that they do is you

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find that their heart longs to attack

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attach itself to something other than a last panel who to add. So you find they go and they ask the people, and you find that maybe, you know, they look for something to sort of get them out of the problem and they sort of worry and they go into a depression and day and night, they're thinking how am I going to get out of this. And sometimes this is not because they have schilke or not, because you know, they're not upon the sooner but because there is a weakness in their recognition that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who causes things to happen. And that Allah subhanaw taala puts causes on this earth, but the causes that are law creates the BB that are lost how to Allah creates,

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these are just world the causes created. It is Allah subhanho wa Taala, who decrees them It is Allah subhanaw taala who determines the ultimate success or lack of success? Let me take an example. For you outside of the issue of our when it comes to our earnings being halal or haram. How many people have a haram job, a not permissible means of earning wealth. And when you ask them about it, they make a statement that I need this, I can't live without it, I won't be able to pay my bills without it. This comes because of a weakness in the attachment of the heart to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this comes when you attach too much to the bad, you attach too much to the created reasons why

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things happen. So in your mind, the only reason the money comes into your bank account is the job that you do. And what you don't see is that this job is only a cause which Allah Subhana Allah has placed on the earth and that our Lost Planet Allah is the one who determines the ultimate success or failure of that course. So it's very, very important that you realize that when you make too, it is Allah subhanho wa Taala, who responds to it, cut yourself off from the worldly affairs. That's not to say that we don't go out and get a job to get money. That's not to say we don't marry to have children. Of course, we need to take these men use these methods because they are what Allah has

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placed on the earth for us. But we realize that the ultimate success or failure in what we do comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is this is an area of tawheed where maybe people could improve, and maybe people who are broadly upon to hate and inshallah we're talking to people who are broadly upon to hate, they're trying to purify the religion for Allah subhanho wa Taala alone,

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then it's important maybe for you to look at yourself and to think when a calamity strikes me when I get in a real trouble. Do I go looking for every single thing in the dunya? To find me a way out? Or do I have this realization that it is Allah subhanho wa Taala alone? Who will get me out of this mess? And that it is Allah subhanaw taala alone who will answer my dua so you know, sometimes for us do our is just a formality that we do,

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just for the sake of the fact that we know that we have to make do. So you see somebody, they're worried about their exams. And you see, you know, they're not going to the masjid and they're not praying, and they're not attending the gemba. And they're just at home reading and reading and writing and writing, and they're not sleeping, and they're not eating and they're not being their parents and all of these different things, and they're making.

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But they've got this in the wrong order,

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they should be spending more focus and more time on their attendance of the masjid. Because they realize that the single best way for them to pass the exam is to make to our to Allah for their heart to be attached to Allah and then to do the things that Allah subhana wa to Allah has put on the earth for you to be successful in your exams. So if you find that, for example, in your exams, you're a person who leaves their religion behind when things get bad or when you get stressed. This is a sign that maybe we need to work on the realization that it is Allah subhanaw taala, who is ultimately in control and it is that Allah Subhana Allah who only responds to the dua and that has

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obviously an aspect of Tahitian ship, that on the other side, we recognize that there is nobody other than Allah subhanaw taala who responds to the death of the person in need, and this we're going to talk a little bit about later on.

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As a sort of a necessity after we hold this opinion, we have to single Allah subhanaw taala out alone for so once we recognize that Allah subhanaw taala is the only one that can respond and we've made that connection and our heart is connected to Allah azza wa jal. Then, after this, we need to make sure that our actions

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give truth to what we believe. Because our belief as Allison Noah, Gemma, we don't believe that your Eman resides only here. Your Eman resides in your heart and it resides on your tongue and it resides in your actions. So it's not good enough for you to say I believe

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My daughter is going to be answered only by Allah. But your actions have to give truth to what you believe. And sometimes the people they say they believe something, but their actions tell a lie against what they claim that they believe. And this is a very tuition for a Muslim to be in. So you need to be in a state where you recognize a law answers your door and nobody else and your actions follow through. So you make two and you put do it you give it an importance and you believe it is the most single most significant factor to your success. This is what you put ahead of everything else you put it ahead of the worldly causes and that is a very important point. The next point that

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I want to talk about or the next tip that I want to talk about is the issue of tawassul into R. And tawassul is very, very important because it is not only a Suna which is mentioned from the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam but it's mentioned in the Quran. And what we mean by tawassul is seeking a means of neediness to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah in dua, by permissible means, just because we say that tawassul is something which is good, something which we should be doing, doesn't mean that every single form of tawassul is allowed. There are forms of seeking neediness to Allah which are according to the Sunnah and there are forms of seeking neediness to Allah which are not

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according to the sooner one of or some of the ways that are mentioned that you can seek neediness to Allah in your view are the most important of them University is that you use a lot of names and attributes. Everybody knows the hardeeville in Melilla, what is it? What is arena is man, man, I saw her the whole agenda. Indeed Allah has 99 names, not only 99 names, but he has 99 names from the other names that he has, man.

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This is sometimes says who counts them who remembers them? And that's not the meaning here of the word saw at all. The meaning is that you learn them you remember them you keep them in your heart and you use them you implement them. How do you implement the names of Allah when you're making to our era man have mercy on me yahveh for Forgive me. Yeah, I fu overlook my mistakes. Yeah, as these helped me. This is what we're talking about by using to us over the last names and attributes. And example there are many, many examples just looking at the do eyes that are made by the prophets and the eyes that Allah mentions, how many of them are finished, for example, to do our Ibrahim?

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What if you had a pharaoh Ebola him? A cow, I mean, basically a smile robina Taco Bell Mina, in Africa and to semi Iranian. Just as an example, random example from the Quran. When Ibrahim and Ismail were raising the foundations of the house, saying all our Lord, accept this promise, indeed you are the one who hears everything and knows everything. This is an example of using torso with a last part is names and attributes. Allow you hear everything So who am I to answer my law, or law you know everything except this to add for me. So using the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala, you should try to use these in Arabic because of course, we can say Allah is the most

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merciful, but of course the Most Merciful it's not a name of allah Subhana Allah This is me describing Allah subhanaw taala in English and the name of Allah Subhana Allah is R Rahman r Rahim.

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And this is a very long topic and we could make an entire lecture on this topic alone. So we will move on mentioning Allah as favours upon you.

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Universe upon Allah, you reminding yourself of the favors of a Lost Planet Allah upon you. This brings a neediness between you and Allah think about all the things that lies given you. One lie II the worst of us in this room today, the one who is in the most mercy but the most calamity, the most difficulty with Allah Allah has given him a favor, that like he has not given the majority of his slaves. Think of the favor of Allah subhanaw taala that he made you from the Muslims. There are people out there today whose names are Mohammed an admin, and they are Pakistani and Bangladeshi, and Arab and so on and so forth. And they have chosen to disbelieve in Allah azza wa jal.

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They don't even believe that Allah azza wa jal exists.

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Think of the favor of Allah subhanaw taala upon you. Then think of the favor of Allah, what Allah upon you, that he has put you upon the sooner

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that he is put you upon the sooner how many Muslims in this world go to Hajj and they fast and they make dua and they do all of these things. And they pray more than

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You pray and voila, he Allah does not accept from them anything haba and men Flora duster is scattered because what they do is not in accordance with the actions of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and we know the famous Hadith man, I mean, I'm an Elisa, Allah He,

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whoever does an action that is not in accordance with what we have brought, we'll have it rejected.

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Then think of the fact that amongst the people who are upon the sooner, Allah subhanaw taala has given you the ability to practice Islam, to come to the masjid to attend the Jamaat, how many people know the truth and accept the truth but they don't implement the truth. suparna lie doesn't matter what musi by you are going through in your life, what difficulty you're going through in your life, Allah Subhana Allah has blessed you and preferred you over most of his slaves.

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So remembering the favors of Allah in your

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side thanking Allah subhanaw taala for his favors, and we may we see this in in in some of our two hours in the morning in the evening Allahumma amstelveen mania Mateen obeah heidemann holiday fermenter watercolor sharika hamdulillah sugar that they do either or a lot. Whatever Nima whatever blessing I have in my life, in this evening is from you and you alone so you have all praise and you have all thanks. And this is a type of art because two eyes up two types. I do either you are praising Allah and ADO our you are asking for something, do I win a battle and do I will miss Allah? Do I win a battle you are simply praising Allah and mentioning Allah and remembering Allah and to

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our Messiah, you're asking Allah for something and the two can be put together.

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mentioning the state you find yourself in a Lost Planet Allah knows better the state that you're in. But you mentioned the state that you're in like the two of you

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that I've been afflicted, you know, in the mess any you know, I've been I've been afflicted by an affliction by a hardship will enter our camera Hey man, and you are the Most Merciful of those who show mercy. So mentioning the state you're in is a means of seeking neediness towards Allah or Allah I find myself with no one to turn to accept you or Allah I live in poverty or live suffering or live ill and you know better what state I'm in Oh ALLAH forgive me all. This is a means of tawassul and it's used by the prophets in the Quran, mentioning your good deeds, the famous Hadith of the people of the cave, who mentioned good deeds that they did. And they made to add to Allah and said, Oh

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Allah we have for example, in the Quran, we find our banner amen Oh Allah we have believed in you.

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So accept our Allah we have believed in us. So forgive us, Allah, we have believed in you, so writers, from the witnesses, and so on and so forth. And the Hadith of the Cave of the three people who when they made to other cave, start the rock moved away from the cave, bit by bit, and they made to add by mentioning the good deeds that they had done

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mentioning the effect that you want to have from your do. So Oh Allah, give me wealth, so that I can give sadaqa or Allah give me health so that I can be strong in worshipping you, or Allah give me knowledge so that I can teach this is another means of do And again, I want you guys simply to read the Quran and pick these out there are many examples in the Quran of each of these types of

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when someone said, Oh Allah do such and such because of, so that we can do this.

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Asking a person to make do for you on the condition that that person is alive. And you know, as you know, you're not going to accesses This is something where I feel that many, many people get it wrong. And sometimes people again, they go to accesses and sometimes people might not go to accesses but what they probably do is they lower their level of demand. By You know, when you find people constantly looking for somebody else to make to offer them, you know, they go to accesses the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu despite knowing that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam two hours generally and broadly accepted by a Lost Planet, Allah and very, very few of his two eyes were

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rejected by Allah azza wa jal, you don't find them going to him every two minutes and say, all message of Allah make to offer this whole message of alarm me to ask for me to get you find them going to him for major, major issues. Real you know, I mean, Abu hurayrah

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Abu hurayrah, as the Messenger of Allah solo I sent him to make to ask for him a handful of times I can recall two from the top of my head and there may be more. One when he asked the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to make dua for his mother to become Muslim.

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And in this example, he had himself may do our for how long for how many years, or for how many months and then when it got to the point he couldn't bear, he went to the messenger of Alaska. So when he said

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Make to other Allah guides my mother. And you see the Sahaba taking the responsibility for the doula upon themselves.

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And the second time is that to either the Messenger of Allah so I encouraged him and said that, to request him to make a do and he asked for knowledge that he said, If you make dua to Allah, I will say I mean, and he made you out to Allah for knowledge that he would not forget. And the Messenger of Allah, said, amin, and it's well known the memory of Abu hurayrah, or the Allahu, Allahu Allah. So you don't see these companions, constantly going all the time to go back and make dua for me, I'm going to make your iPhone. So yes, it is permissible at times, for you to go to a living person and you to say to that person, yeah, he made to offer me but sometimes this has this has to have some

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important preconditions one of them is that you are still making to offer yourself, you're not handing over the door to them. Number two is that you don't put them on a pedestal where they do is accepted and yours is not.

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And you know that you don't do it so often that it weakens your Eman. And you become a person who is just walking around asking other people to solve their problems out. So this one has a bit of work to it. And again, we carry on because we have a lot of material to get through. Another important point, patience, and a lack of hastiness in making when you make do are you must be patient and you must not be hasty and you must not rush, the Messenger of Allah. So I said Lim said that every day is accepted except the one who rushes they said who rushes or messenger of Allah? He said, The one who says I have made two and I have made two I've made one Allah has not answered me, how many of us

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do this? We say, Oh, I made do it. And I didn't get answered. What makes you know that it didn't get answered? What makes you know that you will not go to I will not be answered later on. Although Allah subhanaw taala has not pushed a calamity away from you, or that Allah Subhana Allah has not given you something better in return, or that you are in essence was something that you have needed to go through in order for you to pass a particular test and that Allah has given you a reward in return. This is part of thinking evil of Allah, that you see Allah hasn't answered me, you know, I've made too. And anytime you hear someone say I've made to our dot, dot, dot, usually this is a

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bad thing. And someone says, Yeah, I've made to Abba you know, like, now I need something that's going to work. And that's something again, we have to remove this mentality from ourselves. And we have to get on to the mentality, that we are patient in our to our and that in the end of the day, we don't know where the good lies and where the evil lies, Allah azza wa jal knows where it lies. So we make to our

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believing that Allah subhanaw taala will answer us and we are patient. And we continue to make dua and make to our because we know one of various number of things going to happen, either Allah will answer your door,

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or either Allah subhanaw taala will give you something better, or alternative in return or remove a hardship away from you that was going to be for you, all I will give you the reward of engender. Now let's just say you making that you become a someone who has memorized the Quran

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you make to offer this and Allah Allah answers you to after a certain time, you continue to make do and you're just getting extra reward, reward, reward, reward reward, you come on the Day of Judgment, not only have you memorize the Quran, at a time in your life, but you have all of the reward of constantly being patient and making too and so much evil that was going to touch you as being kept away from you because of this to other you made. So you need to stop focusing on the instant answer. Sometimes the answer comes instantly. Sometimes it comes in a way that you don't see, making two alpha things good. Of course, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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mentioned one of the groups of people whose desire will not be accepted or those who asked for how long such as asking for cutting the ties of kinship, or asking for someone you know something negative or asking for something that is haram or to earn some wealth that is haram or to have a relationship that is how long

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you know, this kind of thing. This this is not befitting in your do. You ask Allah for that which is good. And we're going to come to some important points on that about not going over the limits when it comes to draw. It's important that your intention is right. It's important that your heart is attentive Your heart is focusing how many times we do thicker and do rather than a narrow they become another medium.

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And there's your heart is gone. Your heart is not even thinking your hearts thinking on what you're going to go and eat after Salah. You're not even your heart is completely switched off. And your tongue especially on those two eyes that we make every day from the most important of them sort of society. This door sort of Fatiha contains the good of the dunya and

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it contains everything that a Muslim needs. It contains tell us so

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Contains, it contains the Most Beautiful Names of our last planet, it contains every single thing that you need. But how many times we just read it so quickly? We don't even think

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the most important to our you need in your life is sort of that.

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And how many times do we just let it go? so attentive heart, one of the most important things is that we look at our situation and we look at, for example, the purity of our sustenance, where we earn our living from, again, you will be familiar with the Hadith of the man and he comes and he has been traveling, His hair is disheveled. He has dust in it, it's dusty colored, he's you can see the effects of the travel upon him. What does he do? He raises his hands, that's a way to get your door accepted. So first, he's a traveler, and the door of the traveler is accepted. Second of all, he suffered hardship and the death of the person who suffers hardship is accepted. His he's in a

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difficult state and the two out of the one in a difficult status accepted, he's more powerful. He's in need, and the one who is more in need to do is accepted. He raises his hands and raising your hand you two eyes accepted, he says Yara be Arab. He makes to our last names. He calls upon Allah alone. Another means to get your da accepted. And what is the situation of him? His food is haram. His drink is haram. His clothing is haram for an eustacia Buddha. So how will Allah accept his job? He has everything in him for his art to be accepted. But there are barriers. There are things here and here and here that are stopping his art from being accepted. And that is the case for many of

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us. Yes, you continue making too. But you always fear that maybe I have this man, this thing here that is stopping my job being accepted. Maybe I need to look at myself, is my sustenance pure? Am I asking for a good thing? Have I do I know where every single reality or every single pound that I spend goes? I might have told you the story before but I'll tell you again, at the risk of repeating myself, I met a very, very interesting man, an elderly man in Makkah. And he lived in a very, very, very poor shelter. He lived in a in a simple hot in in the hills with just a corrugated iron roof. And he didn't have a working AC or his AC was very broken. And he just had a, you know, like a

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concrete sort of floor with a little bit of a rug over it. And he just slept on the floor. While law he in my life. I have never seen anybody happier. I've never seen anyone with so much self contentment, so much so that I said to him, I said to him, Uncle Tell me something. Tell me why is it that you live like this, and I see, voila, I see you're a person who is so content. He said, Son, listen to me. He said, I do not earn a single reality, except that I know where it comes from and where I spend it.

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And this is something honestly you can find from the stories of the setup and the stories of the people today. And this is the I experienced if you know where your income comes from. And you know what you spend every single penny and you leave anything that has doubt in it and you just give it away or you return it back to the person then will lie you will see your driving answered in front of you to the point where you will feel I have never made do I accept that allies answered. So many of us our sustenance is the reason why I will do is blog and it's not just that I don't earn from Haram. How many times do we earn money that we don't deserve? We go to work and we talk instead we

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go to work and we do other things that we're not supposed to do we take a long break that we shouldn't have, and we take the money for it anyway. This has an element of Haram in it an element of risk of cheating in it. And you know Cipolla many times it's not just about where you earn, but also how you spend. Look at this man his food his drink, his clothing is haram. And even though everything is there for his art to be accepted, it's not accepted from him.

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Do it in the proper place and time. Not letting your dog get to the point where it interferes with your deeds. For example, I was up all night making to ask so I didn't attend Salatu fudger in the masjid. What's wrong with this picture? Subhanallah this person is putting their due out which is a optional and an important deed ahead of their prayer in the Jermaine Salatin federal, which is an obligatory deed upon the men and the praying the budget on time, which is an obligatory deed upon every Muslim man and woman. So it's very, very, very important that you put things in perspective. And we have a big problem with this in our society in general putting things in perspective. That's

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why you see a guy you know, he comes home and the child comes home and he and you know, you know he's he's 18

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He's 19 he comes home, he didn't pray all day. And he comes home and his parents make food for him and you know, they're very nice tomorrow my son, Mashallah is doing medicine and he's so bright, Mashallah. And then you see, the guy comes home, and his parents or he's got a girlfriend or he drinks sapan a lot, don't put these two on the same level, the one who balanced the praise far worse in the sight of Allah by consensus of the Muslims. So don't we have all these things mixed up. And so some things we put culturally as being very, very evil, and they are evil. But at the same time, we leave something which is far worse. It is better that a person has a gambling habit their whole

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life and prays five times a day, then for them to miss the prayer.

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SubhanAllah that's not to encourage people to do the harm. But to put it in perspective, nothing is equal to the prayer after to hate nothing at all. So we must put it in its proper place and proper time. One of the methods for our art to be accepted is for us to praise Allah subhanaw taala before and to send peace and blessings upon the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam before and after our there is a famous Hadith that you'll do is what's the word stuck if you like? It's stuck until you give peace and blessings upon the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That's not to say you should do it after every single day, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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didn't do it after every single day. But you know you should be giving salatu salam upon the Messenger of Allah regularly so like so let me in your life anyway in your press. So from time to time you remember and from time to time you know what you do are you put this at the beginning of the end of your day are we mentioned making to our with our laws, greatest names? One of the points that I think is very important to add and I asked this question to our Sheriff Abdullah is up but after a bad habit of mala Tabata, water Allah, and I said to him, I met him in muscadelle people attain and I said to him, Chef, I have an issue.

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I said, Chef, many times we make to our, from things that we make up from our own selves, like words that we make up from our own selves, if to our is a bother? Shouldn't we have to stick to the words that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and I said, sure if there are some Hadees, in which the Sahaba were criticized for making up their own words, like the one who said, Oh, Allah, give me my punishment, in the dunya. And don't give me any of it in the archaeology. And the Messenger of Allah says, indeed, you cannot do it, say, oh, you're and then he told us hobby another to add to say, but we still see examples of people making dua from the Sahaba and others in

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Sahaba, making to ask for things that they want. So I said to him shape, could you clarify this matter for me, he said, There is no doubt that do it better. And that a bad day requires you to follow the sooner. And this means that for the most part, you should be sticking your two eyes to the things which are mentioned by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because these two hours are better, they are better than your do as they are more comprehensive. They don't contain any harm. They don't contain what we call a deep or oppressiveness, or sort of transgression into our so he said, You should be making the majority of your dua based on the death of the Prophet sallallahu.

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It was said and he said, there's no harm in you making to ask for something. And he said to me, for example, saying Oh Allah, allow me to live next to so and so so that I can learn from them. He said, this is in the sun and found in the sun. And there's nothing wrong with this. But for the most part, you should be trying to learn and to repeat the two as that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made, and that's because his drive is guaranteed to be better than yours. And it's guaranteed to be closer to Allah than yours, and it's guaranteed to be more likely to be accepted than yours. And you will find many of the things you want are mentioned in the pseudonym. And so you

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can actually use those things and you don't need to make up a do our way you might transgress or you might say something wrong. So as much as you can stick your to add to the to the profits by seller, and when you need to make to offer something your exams or something you can use the general to offer example like Robbie assedly, embryo Allah make my situation easy. And then you can say Allah allow me to pass my exams. But the point is that you shouldn't be noticing that 90% 95% of your do are you just make up off the top of your head should be trying to stick to those two as of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is what the chef said, and I'm just paraphrasing not word

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for word, but this is broadly what she had. Having said to me, in the message when I asked him about this, the next etiquette of raising your hands we know about this. One thing that is not from the etiquettes of the art is wiping over the face. There is no solid evidence for wiping over the face at the end of the day and the ahaadeeth that mentioned wiping over the face are universally weak from what I have seen and Allah azza wa jal knows best we encourage the brothers not to wipe over the face but

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Definitely to raise the hands. And of course, the Messenger of Allah Islam is narrated, he would raise his hands at times, so that the whiteness of his armpit could be seen. So you can see how sometimes you really raise your hands you know, to show that your need and to show your, you know, your loneliness and your humility, in the sight of Allah Subhana Allah, facing the Qibla being in a state of Voodoo, and to make yourself cry or to cry, if you naturally cry Alhamdulillah This is a good thing. And you're one of those people who will be shaded under the shade of allowing there is no shade except his. On the day when there is no shade except his is the one who remembers Allah,

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when he is alone and his I shed tears. Now you, if you can cry, that's fantastic. If you can't, there's nothing wrong with you making yourself cry. There's nothing wrong with you trying your best to cry until it becomes a natural thing that happens it's very, very important your eye should regularly cry when you remember Allah subhanaw taala and if they don't, you should be trying to do those things that make you cry and reading books that encourage you to cry. Because we have the famous hadith of from when he came to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ala sentiment Abu Bakar or the alarm I'm human Houma. And he said to them, that tell me what it is that is making you cry, so

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that I can cry or I can make myself cry. So again, there's nothing wrong with you encouraging yourself to cry, thinking good of Allah. This is a critical point for many of us thinking good of Allah subhanho wa Taala how many of us, we make dua and we believe for certain Allah is not going to answer us how many times you see somebody make two out to a dead person you see, actually, why make to Allah, why are you going through this dead person, and that person turns around you and says, My do I will not be accepted. I say to him, I agree with you, 100% you do, I will not be accepted. As long as you have this opinion, I can promise you your two I will not be accepted. Because this is

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thinking evil of Elias origin. Me too and actually believe it's going to happen. That's very, very important. Expect the best and think good of Allah Subhana. Allah Allah is, as he said, as in the hadith of codici. Allah subhanaw taala says, as my slave thinks of me, if you want you to act to be accepted, first thing to do change your mentality and actually believe that Allah will accept your two hours, and you will find many of you to ask will be accepted that you wouldn't have expected before.

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A point that I added here, realize who it is that you are asking. Sometimes we ask Allah Subhana Allah, like we ask our parents for money. Can I just borrow like 100 pounds, please. And I'm not gonna ask you again. You're asking Allah subhanaw taala you're asking the one who has no limit to his dominion. You're asking the one that if he gave all of the men and all of the jinn, everything that they wanted, he would not decrease from his dominion, except like the bird who takes something out of the sea. So Panama Allah, Allah azzawajal has no limit to what he can give you. He can give you everything you ever wanted, he can give you ailment, he can give you money and he can give you

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piety and he can give you genital for those that Allah He can give you everything at anything. While I don't know anything that is better for your art to be accepted and for you to realize who it is that you're making, do it. How many of us we make too, and we don't actually think Subhanallah we make too and it doesn't occur to us for a second who it is we're actually making to it. And so we asked like we're asking somebody, please all law just once I just really want just let me learn this book, just this book, just let me memorize one eight or a line I'm never going to ask you for another I again, ask Allah to make you a habit of the poor and ask Allah to make you a habit of the

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cooter pecinta the Buhari and Muslim and Abdullah telemedia and undecided but imagine ask Allah and ask Allah because you're asking someone who doesn't have any limit to his, what he can give you.

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And that's a critical point to understand. When you make to make to add in hope and in fear, in humility and in fear.

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Those people who call upon their Lord whole fen wattana in fear that their deeds will not be accepted that they do I will not be accepted. Like to do our when you say Oh Allah I seek your refuge from a do other is not answered.

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And that is an amazing tool or ally CQ Allahumma inni are also becoming carbon dioxide at all I seek to real refuge from a heart that doesn't feel you were ill may lie in fact and knowledge that doesn't benefit

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me and call me like show me lions that will do our ni use map and do our that is not answered. One FC Natasha and a soul that is never content. This is one of the comprehensive two hours of the Messenger of Allah, Allah Allah has many other wordings other than this. So you pray in fear that you will do our you know in hope that Allah will answer and in fear for your sins.

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Fear you know, if you don't have that fear, what is it that motivates you? It needs to be hope and fear in balance. Complain only to Allah don't get in the habit of complaining to other than Allah. In an ash guru Bessie were Hosni in Allah, I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allah, how many times you come in and one brother, you know, he's always complaining about something.

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He will lie, you know, my back and you know, Subhanallah my mind and my family and alarmist and I'm so now and you see some brothers, you know, and you never see anything but a smile on his face. And you know, from his situation that he's going through a hard time, and we see how you handle and really well, because he only complains of his grief and sorrow to Allah. He's used to complaining of his problems to Allah subhanaw taala. And there's a wonderful feeling this najwa this private conversation that you have between you and Allah, when nobody knows about except Allah, and you say to Allah, Allah, I am suffering Allah, I'm in pain or Allah, I'm poor, Allah, I'm really, really in

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desperate need. And then you see a brother, he says, how we use a handle on absolutely fine, Do you need anything? Nothing at all, because you only complain of your grief and sorrow to Allah. And this is from the people who reach perfection and demand. This is one of the signs of reaching a completeness in a month or increasing your demand to a higher level. When you stop asking the people, some of the Sahaba the Messenger of Allah so I said him if they fell off a camel, he made them promise they would not put their hand out and ask someone to lift them up. And that's not for everybody. But that's for those people who find that they completely rely upon Allah and they turn

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to Allah Subhana Allah and they complain only to Allah to make do it in a quiet voice. How many times do we hear people making two

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or a lot and then they realize you're not calling upon someone who is deaf. You're calling upon SME or the one who hears everything the one who heard that woman like eyeshadow, the Allahu anhu, said, Subhana Allah, the One who hears the smallest or the quietest voices, he heard the woman who came to argue about her husband. Now imagine I shadow the law and he lives in a place that is so small that when the Messenger of Allah makes sense to us, all Allahu Allah send me has to move his feet out of the way, because there's no space for him to make sense that a woman came to their house and she complained or about her husband or she discussed about her husband, she spoke so quietly, that I

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shall not be allowed and how could not hear what you were saying in that small small space. And Alas, apparent Allah revealed, Allah has heard the complaint of the woman who came to,

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to discuss with you or to, to argue with you about her husband, and she complained to Allah and Allah has heard your discussion. So as she said, Glory be to Allah whose hearing reaches every sound.

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acknowledge your sins, do acknowledge your sins to other people, acknowledge your sins to Allah subhanaw taala like when we say rabita tune FC Allah I've pressed myself, you know how many times we say that and we still not as you say,

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and we just make that do and we don't think you have oppressed yourself. You've oppressed yourself, you're actually you deserve nothing but the hellfire. You don't deserve anything but with the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah who achieved gender. While it none of us deserve to be guided, voila, he none of us not, we don't deserve anything. If Allah punished all of us with the Hellfire, this punishment would be just and it would be true, this is all that we deserve. Remember, acknowledge your sins, acknowledge your problems, think about what it is that you do and inshallah you will see you know the effects of that upon yourself in humiliating and lowering yourself and feeling that towards

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Allah not in front of the people. In front of the people you have your exam you have your your, your your, your honor, and your respect and your you know, your reputation and but when you are with Allah, Allah alone making to our to Allah azza wa jal you acknowledge your sins, and you cry over your sins. This is how a Muslim is to employ Allah earnestly. How many times do we make dua and we don't sound like we actually mean it. We don't sound like we actually care. You know, Oh ALLAH forgive me Allah give me agenda. ask Allah as though you mean ask Allah as though you are under Sirat and you see the hooks that are pulling the people into the Hellfire and you don't see anything

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for yourself except the hellfire. ask Allah for Jenna. Like you would ask Allah for gender then don't ask Allah for gender or login me general Muslim, and then you're just not thinking, ask Allah sincerely and implore Allah and beg Allah. You don't beg the people we have Muslims. We don't beg the people. We don't lower ourselves in front of the people. Somebody once said to me, Kevin, he complained in a heartbeat. Because I said the Messenger of Allah cisilion was the slave of Allah. He said a stuff Allah How can you say this? This is a law thing to say you know you've lowered the status of the Messenger of Allah.

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As it's upon Allah, if you realize uncle, the status of being a slave of Allah, you would not have said this. The slave of Allah is the highest status that anybody can reach in this dunya there is no status higher than being a slave of Allah as origin. Being a slave of the people is low, being a slave in slave by somebody This is low, but being a slave of Allah, this is the highest level of status that a person can reach in this dunya

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be determined in your art Do not Do not Do not say in sha Allah. It is haram to say in sha Allah we get used to it, or May Allah forgive you in sha Allah May Allah bless you in sha Allah Zack Hello here on in sha Allah don't say in sha Allah in your because you're not you can't force Allah subhanaw taala to do anything. And so you can't force Allah so what you don't make do I like you don't mean it. You know like, if you wish in sha Allah means if you wish, if you wish, forgive me if you don't wish you can punish me and I don't mind. ask Allah as though you mean it. Or Allah forgive me because you can't force a law to forgive you. But ask Allah as though it really means something

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to you use the proper names and attributes of Allah Subhana Allah repeat the three times sometimes there are two ads that I mentioned to repeat seven times Be careful Be careful I got a book of two hours the other day and I'm only going to take a couple more minutes a shot I got a book of someone gave it to me and it said this to our and then it said repeat this two or four times I said okay, so I had a look at the source the source my chef said

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book volume one chapter two hi Tamasha a lot of adekola next one make to us seven times thought Mashallah to make two or seven times my she said Volume Two, chapter three, and it went through and this was all you know, Tafseer of so and so, you know, the opinions of chefs on saw the factual shape so and so I came eventually eventually to one to either was from the sun nine it said Buhari a Muslim, I saw Mashallah to Balak Allah. So, in terms of you know, be careful about read this 100 times reads upon 50 times stand on one leg and say, Allahu Akbar, and all of these funny things that people are telling you to do. If it's not from the Sunday it you know, people are addicted to this,

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they're addicted to making up the bitter in the numbers have to add, that's why you see that they have these big numbers, you know, see this 52 times I say this 53 times and say this 54 times, and they do it in a way that you can never even remember those numbers. Generally, if you want to make two if you make it three times make it once you can make it three times and if there is a certain number associated with the two are like for example, as a lot of memorable obviously, this too is to be said seven times and it's mentioned that if Allah hasn't decreed death for the person inshallah they will be cured with this too. So, there are some, but be careful, the numbers are actually from

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the center be concise in your to be short, you know, you don't have to mention every little little little tiny thing or a lie You know, I can I have this and this and this and this and this and this sometimes you can be concise Robin artina for dunia has said our field of Unity has been either not or Allah give us the best in this dunya in the best in the Arcana and save us from the hellfire. One of the most important points I wanted to add. And I don't have much left to say but one of the most important points that I wanted to add is a lack of what we call to add D into our transgression. And transgression has many times for example, a classic example in the books or

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they give for transgression into our is to ask Allah in a hot country for for rain in the summer.

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Why in the summer in very very hot countries in desert countries the rain doesn't benefit anything, it comes down and it just burns on the ground and the plants don't grow from it. Yeah. So you you they give this as an example of transgression into our you know, sometimes when you make your two are so specific, or Allah you know, and you mentioned some celebrity make her to be a Muslim and let me get married to her lm and you you know Subhana life you make something that is tied to your going beyond the limits set by Allah you could say or like give me a pious beautiful wife No problem, or like give me two or three no problem Sharla love us or for Hatter, no problem. But you know, Subhana

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Allah, this when you sometimes you are so specific about something that you know you are, you're asking something that you don't know whether it's good for you or not. And you don't know whether it's going to bring good for you or not, and you're being so specific that you are transgressing in your heart. And this has many different ways and aspects, but there's a few examples of transgressing in your app. Another important tip is to make to ask for yourself first, especially in two hours where a person might take offense. For example, we all know and someone says May Allah guide you sometimes people take a bit of offense at this to me Allah guide you and say Do I need to

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be guided, we all need to be guided. But sometimes you can say me Allah guide me and you and the person feels a lot better.

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Also it shows your sincerity towards yourself that you make to offer yourself first you're more sincere because you're showing I really mean it or Allah helped me and and help you

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do as the benefit all Muslims and benefit the whole Muslim Ummah make to offer others make to offer your brothers make to offer the oma and you know make to a believing that Allah will accept it don't make to our you know, believing that Allah azza wa jal will not accept it, the importance of saying mean that word that the Jews and the Christians are so jealous over us having and it's very important that you make do at all times and in all situations you don't just make to our when you're in need. Because if you make too are in ease, Allah will be there for you in times of difficulty. So it's very important that you make to ask for everything, not just for the big issues, but you make

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to ask for the small issues as well. You make two out when you're in a condition of response. For example, if you've been wronged, oppressed, that doesn't mean you have to make do against the person or like cut off his neck and cut off his tongue and burn his back and break his legs and, you know, you can actually make to our like, guide him or like guide me and him and raise me in rank in gender because of the loan that he did to me the oppression that he did to me. When you are in a state where you are in desperate need when a calamity has been fallen you when you're a traveler, a fasting person, especially just before you break your fast, a person who is reciting the Quran,

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after doing a good deed, when you're doing Hajj or Umrah or fighting or striving in the way of Allah, when you are making dua for a person when they are not there because the angels say and mean unto you, or ALLAH forgive this brother or Allah make this brother's issue easy. And he's not there. The angels say I mean unto you, so you get to do out the angels and he gets your army skin. He gets your doula and you get the doula of the angels are mean unto you. And of course the angels say amin and make dua for him as well.

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Likewise, when you are mentioning Allah person was mentioning Allah frequently, and the just ruler or the person of responsibility who makes to act for those who are under his responsibility, like the parent for his children. Unlike the one who's responsible for the people he's responsible for. There are many times and we just finished with off with this the times when your art is accepted, there are many, many times a few of the times the last third of the night. Date divide the time between sunset and between

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sunrise and divided into the last or between major and divided into the last third of the night.

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When the event or after the event, between the event and the comma. When you are in prayer, I recommend and this is a personal recommendation that you know in all of your prayers, you keep your eye in Arabic And there are some there's something to laugh about the sooner prayers, but it's better that you keep your eye in Sharla and Arabic in the prayer and when you want to make your own your own language you can do so after the prep in the Salah in the salute the closest person is to his Lord is when he is in frustration in the Tisha hood don't just stop with Aloma in the outward or becoming either heavy handed woman either to add to all our opener Tina Fey jr has an outfit

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accurate he has an alum as Lady near lady and so on and so forth. You can make a lot of to either after the Salah no harm in making two after the salon no harm and right raising your hands from time to time. I mean, don't make it a bit of added every time literally.

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And you start don't make it don't make it into something like that. But you need something you want something something comes in your mind you want to make Dinesh no problem in Sharla The problem is when you make it a worship after the prayer that you have to after the prejudice to act likewise an hour on Friday, and it's not mentioned when this hour is this something that whether it's when the Imam sits down in between the hood on Juma or whether it is when just before the the time for Margaret comes in or whether it is other times simplest way make up all the time on Friday and that will you know you will inshallah got the hour that or the period of time because the word sign in

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Arabic doesn't always mean an hour. It can also mean a period of time.

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When you wake up at night, after making Moodle before drinking Samsung because Samsung is what it is drunk for a minute. I think I'm almost sure it's even okay Who said I drank Zamzam and asked Allah Subhana Allah to give me a lot of knowledge and so on and so forth. And he attributed that knowledge that he gained to his drinking of zum zum although Be careful not to fall into the mistake and habit of in hijab fell into when I haven't even had you said I asked Allah for the history of Alabama that hobby. And then I saw that I have he has mistakes and I realized that the virtue of Allah is wider than I thought and have it even had he said or like give me the memory of the hobby, Rahim Allah or

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him Allah and then he realized that I shouldn't have limited myself with a Lost Planet Allah to the memory of it they're happy because they're happy even has mistakes. So the point is when you make to I you know there's not you don't have to make to answer I'll give you the knowledge of it but okay you ask Allah Subhana Allah for knowledge and and you

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inshallah you will benefit from that during Ramadan laylat or other when you're visiting the sick when the rain falls before verhaal and when the rooster crows, these are all times that I mentioned in the Sunnah. There's so much to say on this topic and it has been a very, very long chat, but I wanted at least to summarize those points for you guys. And this is not an excuse for you not to read the book. This is an opportunity for you now to go and read the book get all of the delille understand it in more detail see all the different opinions. understand the issues better be in La terracota Allah Subhana Allah morbihan, deca, a shadow and

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