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Ramadan 2022 #13 – Rules of Istaqamah 4 – The rule of sacrifice

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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh being part of John Maxwell coaching groups, I used to read his books a lot. And one of the books that attracted me for quite some times was the 21 Laws of Leadership, where he spoke about rules and regulations that leaders must adopt and practice day in and day out in order for them to really become effective leaders. And one of the laws that he discusses in his books and taught a lot for years is the law of sacrifice to give up something in exchange of something else to trade, comfort for responsibility to trade freedom in exchange of something better and better and better. Well, hirato as Allah subhanaw taala mentioned the Quran

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1400 years ago, while a hero to higher robocall, the hereafter is way better and everlasting than this dunya therefore, logically speaking, what should be sacrificed this dunya or the next obviously, this dunya and I'm not saying I'm not suggesting that we should sacrifice in the sense that we shouldn't care whatsoever about this life. In fact, Allah subhanaw taala told us while at hands on, I'll see you back Amina dunya, don't forget the portion being provided for you in this dunya. So we have a share in this dunya to excel and to establish goodness and so on. But we shouldn't sacrifice the next life the hereafter for the thrilling channels that we observe

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temporarily in this dunya. And that's why John Maxwell and his books mentioned something like if you want to go up, you have to give up if you want it to really be on the top you have to give up some of these comforts that we experience and sacrifice what you sometimes really like in order for you to have something way better. Ibrahim alayhi salam my brothers and sisters in slam was willing to sacrifice his own son in exchange of why fulfilling the commands of Allah subhanaw taala what have you sacrifice what have you given up for the sake of Allah span of time? Your time your money, your cell phones, your internet your social media? Have you given that up for the sake of Allah subhanaw

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taala to stand up longer in prayers to pray more Quran then using your cell phones I'm not now suggesting to parents to go and slaughter the children while I add will add disclaimer I'm not suggesting that May Allah protect us all? What have you sacrificed for the sake of this deep look at Ibrahim alayhis salam and his firmness and his willingness to even slaughter his own son in exchange of agenda and exchange of obedience to Allah subhanaw taala and look at the ayat when you when you reflect over these ads, you will really appreciate this man of God Allah subhanaw taala narrated the story when Ibrahim alayhi salam was thrown in fire when he saved him and and when Iranian Assam

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finally gave up on his people, he realized that they are not going to be guided no matter what I do. And no matter how much time I spent with them to invite them to slam they rejected me and finally they wanted to put me to death. So what did he say? Call in neither he Boone Ilan, Robbie, say Dean, he said, I will go to my Lord and He shall guide me I will go where He ordered me to go and indeed he will guide me in my affairs. That's how Ibrahim Al Islam was willing to sacrifice his own family members his own culture, his own backgrounds for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala then he made another door Rob be humbly Minnesota hate ya Allah grant me a child who will be among the righteous

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a righteous boy all writers child for Bashar now who be who learn in Helene. Then we gave him the good news of a child who will be forbearing patient Allahu Akbar, not any child, not only righteous, but also forbearing and patient Phelan, Bella Rama, who sigh and when that child start growing up with Ibrahim alayhi salam, seeing him mashallah taking care of him every day, day in and day out, seeing his child growing Allah subhanaw taala commanded Ibrahim to sacrifice that son, I want you to imagine that scenario with me Subhanallah and Ibrahim Ali son immediately went to his son telling him informing him called a booty in the offing than any of the Hulk I've seen in a vision inspired

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by Allah subhanaw taala that I was slaughtering you, let me know your say what do you think and immediately that forbearing child that patient child that Allah subhanaw taala had gifted Ibrahim alayhi salam said what responded with what Subhanallah the reflect my brothers and sisters Islam on this call at a fall metal Saturday Dooney insha Allah who may not solve at all my father You do whatever you been commanded to do so you will find me in sha Allah Tala among the patient wants Allah granting him a patient child and it's my Salaam is comforting his father and telling him Don't worry, I know it's hard to do so I know the sacrum

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Pfizer is big. This is by far the greatest one of the greatest trials in history and some of the greatest trials of history, Ibrahima salon had experience being thrown in fired one of the greatest trials to slaughter your own son one of the greatest trials anyone can actually go through so it's vitalize around was comforting his father telling him you will find me among the patients fell in Slammer what Allah who will intervene then when they completely surrender to the commands of Allah, both of them, both of them somehow they surrendered a slammer slam. Let's Islam, my brothers and sisters, Islam to give up for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. That is your dean at that very time

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when they were tested. The last and final moment whenever they know who any boy then we call him, oh, Abraham, hold it, then Allah intervene, he thought so Dr. Ruja your vision had come true. And this is how we reward Alamos and even those who perfect the work those who push the limits beyond their potential. Those who go beyond the call of duty, this is how we reward them. And then Allah subhanaw taala affirmed to Ibrahim alayhis salam that this was a great trial in the had the whole build out and moving this was a great trial for you to pass it. It means a lot that's why he's illegal. Why is the friend of Allah subhanaw taala Rahim Allah is Santa what are they now who be the

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pain Alim and we ransom ransom Ibrahim Smiley's with a great sacrifice. So instead of slaughtering is made Ali Salam, a sheep or a goat was sent from heaven for Ibrahim alayhi salam to sacrifice and as a result Subhanallah every year, every year we are reminded to sacrifice an animal for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala in distributing them to the poor, but it's not about sacrificing that animal. It's about sacrificing our ego. It's about a reminder to sacrifice our selfishness reminder to sacrifice things that are preventing us from reaching our potential to sacrifice something for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala is one of the greatest act of high blood and this is one of the

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things that will definitely develop in your heart, that good expectation of Allah subhanaw taala you will always be reminded that you have done something for Allah and it was so hard on you to do so. And as a result you will always say that Allah will never leave me alone will always intervene in my affairs and he will always bring goodness out of what may appear to us as evil. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us the right understanding and being available Alameen Jazak Mala hyaluron Salaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah.