Mental Health and Surah Duha

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The importance of the Prophet's message to fulfill the ultimate goal of "IT is a glory" and turn back to it is discussed, along with the potential impact of mental health disorders and the importance of seeking help from a psychologist to manage emotions. The speakers emphasize the importance of knowing one's emotions and not letting things happen in the present to achieve success and achieve success in life. They also provide examples and reminders for the importance of not reacting to change in the future.

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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah. While early he was Herbie he woman Diaby devotee Eladio Medina, my God.

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A Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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We ask Allah subhana wa Tada that he blesses us in that we are one in one of the houses of Allah subhanaw taala we're here as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, or humbly below the Illa Allah message to her that the most beloved places to Allah subhanaw taala are the masjid and these are the places where we establish the core of our Ibadah the core of our worship to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and it is a great honor and I'm very happy to be here with you. I was just here maybe just over a week ago,

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the Joomla hotbar with the charity one OMA and it was a very pleasant a nice experience for me to get to see you last week and mashallah to see you just another week later. So I asked Allah's agenda Do I have the opportunity to see you again after this Allahumma Amin.

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So as was, if you like advertised or made known, that we would like to go through surah Taha

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and this is

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like all the sources and all chapters of the Quran, an amazing chapter,

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and each of them uniquely amazing.

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But before it goes straight into the chapter itself,

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there's if you'd like a backdrop, and I want to make a few things clear, to give some context to that which will help us give a deeper a deeper understanding with regards to this particular chapter.

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Now we know that a lot of automata Allah revealed the Quran, as he diet holiness, as a source of guidance for for mankind

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and that it is a Shiva or Lima Fistral Lord and that it is a cure for that what is in the hearts and Allah subhanaw taala describe the Quran in many ways.

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Now, we as human beings are, on the one hand, a very simple creation. What is required from us is something very simple is to fulfill the ultimate commandment Wilma halacha. Jinnah will insert a allele or balloon that Allah is would have told us I did not create gene or mankind except to worship Him alone. That is our ultimate objective. And that is very simple for us.

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But Allah subhanaw taala also tells us that he will test us and that we will go through a number of trials. For what reason? Or you can say no amarilla? Who is the best in action? Who is the best in response? Who is the one that will turn back to Allah subhanaw taala when we say because I'm sure you hear these comments and phrases very often. Turn back to Allah.

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What does that mean? What was the reality of turning back to Allah? Okay, maybe I'm engaged in sin. That means let off the sin and maybe make a stick far. That's maybe if you like,

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a start in me understanding what it means to turn back to Allah subhanaw taala to turn away from that what is haram? And to go back to what Allah is obligated upon me. Okay, that's a fine understanding. That's a good understanding for us to have. But at times situations for people. That's not it's not always clear for them to understand that. Because a person who isn't going through such a tough time.

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You know, our emotions, if you like, if you can imagine.

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There's this screen. And as if you've seen like heartbeats, it's fairly consistent across the screen, right? goes up and it goes down, up and down. It's consistent.

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Now, if you can imagine us also, if you could find something which would measure a person's emotions throughout the day, and that you would find out again, there's up and it goes down and it goes up and down. There are some high points and then there are some low points and when those low points are a little bit low.

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because we know for sure the high points, they don't always last forever, they go up for a little while and then you come down a little bit.

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And then when they're low points, Charlotte, Allah, those low points don't last forever, and then they come back again, you have a mechanism within you, there's something within you that if you start to feel a little bit sad, or you start to feel a little bit down, that you will do something which will make you feel better.

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So then therefore, your mood, it goes up again. So you have some form of mechanism or some kind of plan within yourself to do things which make you happy, and to protect yourself from harm. And this is what happens every single day, you may not think about it, but this is something that you're doing every single day.

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Now, there are certain people

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and this is something you know, as Muslims, that traditionally I can see. Because we say yes, we have Quran and yes, we have sunnah. And we have so many things that there are certain things that Muslims we are, we're protected from Allah protects us from those things. And Muslim would never do that. Or Muslim would never fall into that. Or a Muslim would never be afflicted by such a thing. So if I was to mention to you about the different issues concerning namaz and salah, most of us know what that's all about. And fasting we know that what it's all about, maybe good dealings with one another how to be grateful, how to be thankful. How to, you know, not be ungrateful how to say show

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called How to say thank you, and this is what we teach our children. But if you start talking about the topic, things like mental health.

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So what do you mean mental health? Now? What do you mean by that? We mean things like, let's say, anxiety, let's talking about disorders. And what I mean a disorder, it means that that person doesn't have the mechanism that I was talking about a little bit earlier, not fully intact, it's not working properly not working fully.

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And is that possible? Because we are emotional beings, we have feelings?

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Is it possible that

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that at a particular time that person is unable to get themselves out or feeling a little bit down a little bit sad, that that sadness will continue over a space of a couple of days, that may happen with a particular person, another person just last for maybe a couple of hours depending on the situation. So there may be others who a simple task that is in front of them, for one person, another person gets really anxious about it gets really really worried about the outcome.

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But then the person responses you actually have to work could have trust in Allah. Allah will take care of your affairs, that person is has the right response, that person has the right approach and inshallah tell if they were faced with such a situation. They will get through it like that inshallah Allah Allah, Allah says it will help them. But then there are other people who are unable to think like that doesn't mean that they have a lack of Eman. It doesn't mean that they don't believe in Allah subhanaw taala. But it means that they have a real challenge.

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So things like depression and anxiety and these disorders, phobias, OCD,

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I want to say OCD would really mean by that, like,

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like a compulsive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder. Well, what's that about? Well, you may come across people, when they make will do their making? Many, many times

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did I get this part wet or not? So they do it a number of times. Now, we don't really want to relegate that to some form of medical diagnosis, and to remove the fact that the shape on without any doubt, can be the,

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if you like the reason or the cause, why the person is involved in this repetitive behavior. Because no doubt that may be the case. But there's an overlap. There is an overlap. And they may be of course, it could be the source of all of those. But nonetheless, it has, it's an issue that has to be dealt with, has to be spoken about, and has to be admitted that as Muslims, we can be affected by such disorders, or a person's feelings may be going through such a really low period that a Muslim can face that depression.

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Does this mean that they have forsaken Allah? subhanaw taala? No, it doesn't mean that. It means that the mechanism if you'd like to in simple terms, and of course, the psychologist would be better placed than AI to discuss these things. But in simple terms for us to understand, I guess, that person doesn't have it within them, that mechanism for them to get out of the cycle of feeling down. They're unable to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Even though it's very simple for another person to say it's very easy. It's very logical, Do this, do this and you'll be fine. Establish your prayer make dua and it'll be fine. Which probably is, is a great answer. It's a beautiful answer.

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But that person, for whatever reason, not because he believes it ain't true. isn't able to visualize that because they feel so down

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because we're affected by so many other things, they're being overwhelmed with their feelings, and we will have feelings, there are some who are able to control their feelings in a better way than others. That's something we can all agree a person, again, I'll break it down further, some people are able to control their anger, more and better than others. That's a reality, no one will disagree with that. So if it is the case, in terms of emotions, that some are able to control their anger better than others, then this can impact all feelings that we have. Not just anger, but times of sadness, some people are able to deal with sadness better than others.

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So this is an absolute reality for all of us.

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And if you look at statistics, for example, in different places around the world, in England, for example, you find that, you know, in every 100 people, there are eight 8% of people who are afflicted by mixed anxiety and depression, eight out of every 100 Or, for example, some other Generalized Anxiety order 6% of people, or, for example, PTSD,

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these are many medical terms that they use post traumatic stress disorders for every 100 people, 4% of people,

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absolute just depression, 3% of people and OCD one in every 100 people, panic disorders, 1% of people. So these are people who have been diagnosed, that they have these types of, of disorders. And so therefore, it's not something we will as Muslims, we are Muslim community, we're not immune, immune to these things, people can be absolutely affected by these issues. And therefore, as a community we should be, we try our best to deal with them. And not just, you know, put it under the carpet, that maybe a member of our community has one of the one of their family members, you know, my allies will protect us from that they're suffering from depression, but it's embarrassing. It's

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embarrassing, I don't want to tell anyone from the congregation that my son, my daughter, my brother, my sister, so they're suffering from depression, because the common conclusion from most people is what we imagine week, amen, just trust in Allah.

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It's a very simple way of approaching it and not dealing with the actual problem.

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And so therefore, when we speak about Surah, two Doha This is an example for us to understand

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that we, as human beings have emotions and our emotions can go up, our emotions can go down. And we have a unique, a unique and an amazing example of if you'd like an engagement between Allah subhanaw taala,

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and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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And this is why it's so important for us to learn about the Quran, or in the chapter inserted into Zanmai, something we may recite quite frequently, our children, maybe if they're doing some form of health, heavy that should sort of the heart will be very close to the beginning of their journey on the memorization of the Quran. This is chapter we all know about it.

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But how many of us really know, the dialogue, the meanings of these chapters when it was revealed? Concerning what

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and it is a real eye opener, a real eye opener in the field, if you like? Well, the subject of amongst, of course, many subjects and benefits that we can take from the sort of shot and we'll go through some of those, but to deal with mental health, believe it or not,

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to deal with one's emotions and feelings.

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So this particular chapter, is, it is a murky Surah meaning that was revealed at the beginning of the revelation of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam not towards the end right at the beginning, right at the beginning, and we can see Subhanallah how Allah azza wa jal reveals verses and gives us angles if you tried to just extract a fellated The Brunel Quran did not try and ponder over the meanings of the Quran. And you think Subhanallah how subtle and how beautiful and how amazing, these verses if we just look at it in that light, how it can impact us.

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So here you find

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a narration which is narrated by Imam Muhammad in his Muslim by Joondalup or the Allahu Anhu.

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There was a time when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam became quite ill quite sick.

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And it was the practice of the Prophet alayhi wa sallam in his early time as a newbie would pray every single night, but he was so ill he was unable to, unable to pray.

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And this happened for a number of nights. This news of course, it's big news. Your Prophet is no longer praying in the night prayer. Bear in mind this is before the five daily press the five daily prayers

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was of course obligated on the SLR, well mirage. So this is way before that.

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So,

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when this news got out some of the idolatrous a new in one particular women woman, she said that she addressed he said, Oh Mohamed, I think that your your devil has finally left you.

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Because in another narration also states that there was a gap in Revelation that he did not stand up in prayer anymore. That's what they thought

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and accompanied with the fact that as we all know that the Prophet alayhi salam was in the cave of the Hara. Jebel Nora, right, you may have seen it, and that the Prophet, Allah had separated himself from his people.

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And he saw them idol worshipping and all forms of filth and shook around the Kaaba, the house of Allah subhanaw taala. He wanted to keep himself away from that. And he went to cable Hara, the angel Jibreel Ali Salam came to him and revealed the first five verses of Surah talapia, Cora, this Mirrabooka. Lady HELOC, these first five verses

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and then it was a short gap and then there was yet a you will know death coming for under then there was a gap. There was a gap in the Revelation, meaning that the prophets Allah wa salam had realized that he had received revelation from Allah Who subhanho wa taala.

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And some verses came first five verses, and then some verses from Surah, telling Modesitt, then a gap, how long, some of the amorphous sit on aroma have said this range maybe a long time, maybe from six months, no revelation, maybe even more than that. Maybe even more than that.

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So therefore, the machinery goon started to mock and make fun of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, your Lord that you claim has forsaken you. The devil that was with you has now run away, you have no value. This was the talk of the town in Makkah amongst the machete con.

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Because it was known amongst some that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam had received some message. There was an open preaching. At the start, there was an open preaching, but some news had got out. So they started to mock and make fun of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam.

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We know that Allah subhanaw taala is the best of planners, and the trials and tribulations that every single one of us that will go through, because we live it day by day, we don't see the outcome, we don't see what we're going to be like in one day or one week or one month, we can't see that. We know that Allah subhanaw taala has full knowledge of our existence and how we behave and how we will react and what we will say and what we will do, who we will consult and how everything.

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But because we're living day by day, sometimes our vision and our interpretation of what we think is going to happen, we think it's the end. We think I can't deal with this. I can't cope with this. Not knowing that quite possibly in a month's time, that you will have gained lots of strength, Allah azza wa jal will have given you the strength to get through the situation, your reaction in a month's time is not going to be the same that it is now.

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But you can't see that you can only see the moment that you are living in. And because maybe you're feeling so much pain, because you're feeling so sad, because you're feeling this is such a big trial, that you feel that there's no way out, I can't get out of this. I'm absolutely flattened.

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All you can see is that where you want to go, where you want to go. Because one point in time, imagine yourself, you're on top of the mountain and everything is fine. And then something happens and that you're at the bottom of the mountain. And all you can see is that I need to get back up at the top of the mountain. But for me to get back up there, how long is that going to take?

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It just seems an impossibility. Not really kind of realizing or thinking that you didn't in the first place, get to the top of the mountain at the click of a finger. But that was a journey through your life to reach that place and to remain there.

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Similarly for you to get back to there is also a journey

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that you need to take step by step to get back to that place. But you don't see that you just see yourself needing needing to be back right at that top. As you were yesterday, before that trial afflicted you. You need to be right there right now. And it's impossible for you to be back right there right now.

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So,

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when we look at this particular Surah on how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was was tried, from the very start of the call, from the very start that he saw I send him was receiving revelation from Allah subhanaw taala

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and we find in this surah how Allah subhanaw taala gave a soothing beautiful

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The answer to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam, but not before, not before that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was feeling very emotional about the long gap between the revelation

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just as you and I may at times think that I'm making dua all the time and my doors are not being except accepted that you think I'm a bad slave. I'm a bad servant. I'm a sinner. No hope for me. So many things that go through your mind. Why is this not happening for me?

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So when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was receiving words from the Moshe Cohen, Muhammad's Lord has abandoned him, Muhammad's devil has left him, no more revelation for him. This was a flash in the pan, no more, not from one not from two from all the people who saw him with mock him it salatu salam,

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no doubt, the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam was affected deeply by these comments. Any human being would

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and the fact that the Prophet alayhi salam was a human being, you had a delay, but of course he was divinely inspired Allah, Allah, Allah gave him revelation from Allah has chosen over mankind, but nonetheless was a human being and had human emotions.

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So therefore, this particular chapter is a beautiful answer in response to what was being said to the Prophet, alayhi salatu salam.

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So a time of one of the lowest times one could say, Allahu Adam, one of the lowest times the fact that there's a long gap, no revelation. Can you imagine the elation, the happiness, the fact that the Prophet SAW Selim would be feeling chosen as a prophet of Allah subhanaw taala, to receive the kalam of Allah, Allahu Allah, the elation and the happiness that he raised around would have felt was we will never have that. But try to imagine that, that beautiful feeling that he sallallahu alayhi salam that he had only for that to come to an end, it seemed at least one day, not one week, months or passing

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what happened, what would go through one's mind in that position?

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Then Allah subhanaw taala reveals will do her

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while Layli either surger.

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So, when you translate quite simply, what do ha by the morning brightness will do Ha is a time of day. You may have heard of the Doha pray, or you may have heard as Salah Tula woven, or you may have heard as the Shamrock pray, has a number of names. Now, first and foremost, when is a Baja.

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It is a time in the day. And it is after the sun has risen.

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at a particular time, if used to see the sun rise above the horizon, pay to roam the distance of a spear fuels the spear in the ground. And you will you look along the horizon The sun has risen the tip of the Sun has raised above that spear. This is the beginning time

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for you to offer prayer. The time for prohibition is now over as you know the after solids will find it has no prayer right? There's no prayer after fajr until the sun has risen, that is the specific time.

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So after this time, when the sun has risen this this moment is called Doha early morning. It is not a blazing sun, even in hot countries in Arabia, the sun is not at his hottest at this particular time. In fact, throughout the days is the coolest time of the day when the sun is up

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and until just maybe 10 or 15 minutes before so a lot of the whole this duration is called Doha.

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So it has been translated by the morning brightness.

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So he Allah subhanaw taala swears by makes an oath by this particular time as Allah Allah Allah did in other chapters will Fajr

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will also by these times, forget of course the time and also the meaning and worked the time itself. So Allah subhanaw taala swears by it because of its importance.

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So Allah subhanaw taala swears by a DUA

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and it is if you like after, because the next chapter is what what Layli either sajer and when the night has

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grown still

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the previous chapter is like what

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who knows the previous chapter will do her soul to lead. One lelee either. He Alicia, one hurry, either. In that chapter, the night is mentioned first, and then the day we're Laylee one no hurry. This chapter is the opposite way around.

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Well do her mentions the daytime. And then what lately either suggests then the nighttime.

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So here, if we can take an example of the, of course the night previous was dark, and then the sun appears this brightness, there's a glowing is a time for Hanukkah is a term as a time for people to seek their sustenance is a time for people to seek their risk. It's a time where people have a woken up.

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So here Allah subhanaw taala, if you like is reminding the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam that after that pause of nothing happening,

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that the re the resumption and the continuation of why now is like the time it is like the rising of the sun to you.

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Whereas previously dark, nothing happening, now is the time that there is light and that the the revelation will will continue being revealed to you.

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So parallel is drawn here with the revelation coming down to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam what Layli either sajer now Allah Allah, Allah makes Sonos by the night when it is still.

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And both of these times are important. They are complete opposites as I mentioned to one another. And it could be if you like, the complete opposites of one's emotions. Not only the fact that the Wi Fi is now resuming, but once feelings where there was darkness not so much happening. And now there is light. There was no revelation. And now the continuation of the of the Revelation.

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Now, what I'm mentioning to you, because a person may argue, who told you this? Where did you get that from? This is from your pocket? Is this hadith?

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Well, of course, these are taken from the MO festoon. And when Allah subhanaw taala says, affiliated Brunel Quran, do they not ponder over the meanings of the Quran?

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Are these things that we are saying here? If you're like, are they more hieroglyph? Are they first of all, we're not claiming there were he? We're not claiming his revelation. But are these if you have like infractions or something that can be benefited from these, these verses? If you like? Are they sound extracted? ponderings over are they sound if you like you can say Yeah, absolutely their sound.

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We can compare if you like what happened, and how Allah Israel is describing the situation? Well, Allahu Alem Absolutely, Allah knows best. But these are things that the amorphous rune have extracted and taken from these particular verses of the Quran.

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So the fact is that at times where there is a complete stoppage of what you think is going to happen, then we have hope in Allah subhanaw taala, that good will come out of that. So we develop sabar, we develop patients, and you don't develop patients. And people's threshold or strength of patients is different. Some people have more patients than others, others the slightest thing going on patients, I'm going, I'm not complaining, I'm going to do this, I'm going to do that, okay, maybe maybe others there will be more, they can relax, they can be patient and see what the outcome is going to be.

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So we will differ in our amount of patients.

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And at times, we have to go through difficulties and hardships to build up the threshold to build up the suburb that Allah azza wa jal is testing us with.

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If life was always easy, you'd never build up suburb, everything is happy, always easy. Maybe you wouldn't even forget to be grateful.

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So therefore, in these tests and trials that Allah Israel gives to us, we build up the ability to know that what it is like to have and what is like not to have, how to be patient and to be grateful in that word Allah, Allah Allah has given to you.

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So he Allah subhanaw taala, no doubt is revealing these beautiful ayat to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam of Doha one Layli, either serger Ma was the iCal or Buka wema color,

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that the claim of the machinery Kuhn

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was what? That your Lord, whoever you claim has left you. So my word, the ACARA Booker that your Lord has not forsaken you has not left you with our color and does not hate you.

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So here Allah subhanaw taala is mentioning two things to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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or a booker. And he is this is addressing who is addressing the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, no doubt.

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So the claim of the kofod that your Lord has left you now with the ACARA Booker Your Lord has not left you

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that Allah subhanaw taala is always there for us. Nor does Allah subhanaw taala hate you in any way. Whatever thoughts that may have passed your mind to think about that you have done

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Something wrong that you are falling short.

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In fact, because the word you know whether you know too often whether when you perform Hajj, you performed a waffle with that the farewell tawaf. So the word what that means to say farewell Goodbye. Goodbye. So this verses Ma was the account a book that your your Lord did not say farewell to you did not leave you alone saying goodbye to you. And nor does he subhanho wa Taala hate you rather Allah subhanaw taala you have been a bird, but rather Allah Tabata Katana loves His servants.

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So he Allah subhanaw taala again, is consoling the Prophet alayhi salatu salam with the low mood that he had concerning that particular situation of what they were saying about him.

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And no doubt, no doubt in receiving revelation ones, they would the prophets is elated to receive and happy to receive the worry and the revelation from Allah subhanho wa taala.

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While Kira to Hyrule laka, Amina Gula

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and the future or the Hereafter is better for you than the past.

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So hey, Allah azza wa jal is telling the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, that what is in store for you, whether the meaning of the verse is that what is going to happen to you, in the remaining part of your life in this dunya, or literally the earth era, the in the hereafter after this worldly life,

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most of them, that they will be better for you than that what has gone past. And this gives us the important benefit of to look forward and not to think backwards, and to think about what you should have done and what you could have done for in low TAFTA. Who am I the shaytaan as the Prophet sallallahu sallam said that the word if if I had done will open the doors and the works of shaytan that you're looking back thinking that somehow you could have changed your situation, what was decreed to be was going always going to be like that. can't change it. That was your decision. And that was Allah Jalla rhinos will so hear a lot about a quitter. Allah is telling the Prophet alayhi

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salatu salam, what is in store for you, no doubt in the dunya. And no doubt in the Hara is better for you than that what happened in the past, the situation will only get better.

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And just a little walk for here now

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that a person who's going through such a difficulty with regards to their emotions, you just jumping to the end gain concerning that person who may be really suffering from a low mood, no, not not dying, those diagnosing that person to be in a state of depression or medical depression, the person is really low. And they've been feeling like this not for a couple of hours, days, maybe weeks, maybe months. It's not just simple for you to turn up and say yeah, okay. 123 and Bismillah. Thank you, honey, and go, you'll be okay. Take your assets, and Bismillah. Sometimes it doesn't work like this. Sometimes you need to explain and break things down. Because I mentioned imagine, as I said to

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you, the mechanism for them to get out of the place that they're in.

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Because it's simple. If you ask them, Are you happy how you're feeling? They will say no, I don't feel happy.

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Would you like to get out of this? I would like to get out of it. But I don't know how

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they can't see a way out. That's the point. And it can become very frustrating for the one who feels it's very easy to get out of it. But why? Why do you feel like this, I've told you what to do. Just do it.

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And it can become very frustrating. Not only for the one talking, but for the one who's in that situation because they see you making it sound so easy. And I just don't know how you make it so easy. Make it sound so easy.

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And again, it's good to draw parallels. You know, when

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when I first became Muslim, and I saw there was a reverb Shala he was speaking Arabic fluently. And I was amazed. How do you speak like that? Like it's your mother tongue. Not just he was speaking but he had the accent as well. The accent of like a you know, a person who was an Arab?

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I was like, I don't think I'd ever do that. I can't I can't see how I'm reaching that.

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Or you may meet somebody who has gone through years of studies. Have you done that?

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There is no Mr. Haley with Allah subhanaw taala it's not impossible with Allah azza wa jal. But the point is that reading these chapters reading these rather than chapters these these as you can see how Allah azza wa jal is breaking the situation down.

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Breaking the situation down. And what is the conversation the conversation is well if you like the

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Hey Baba Isla, he, this divine address from Allah subhanaw taala is and Allah is run makes an oath by what do her well lately either a soldier ma what the ACARA Bukoba Kala, by the morning and its brightness and the stillness of the night, two opposites for you to think about, that your Lord has not left you that you're not alone, you're not having no help,

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then that what is going to come in the future will be better than the past. Meaning you look when you look forward, you don't look back, don't have the regrets, the things that happened in the past is not going to change that. So therefore, only what that is in the future can be positive. So when a person is feeling such a low mood, we need to constantly focus on what focus on the future. Because a person who has such a low mood will always want to go in reverse and look backwards.

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Their natural reaction is to think about what happened in the past what happened in the past. Look what this happened, and I couldn't do it then. And I couldn't do it then and I can't do it now and I'll never be able to do it. They're constantly looking back in the past. This verse is telling us, Allah azza wa jal is telling us to look forward. Look for don't look back. What happens now if you feel that you're at rock bottom,

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your flat out, meat can't get any worse. You can't feel any lower, what will happen in the future will always be better for you. So therefore, the future and that what happens in the future but isn't it later Allah will be better for you?

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Then Allah subhanaw taala mentions in the next verse

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which is if you're like, a seal, an absolute, what Allah azza wa jal is going to give to you well as Sophia your OP column Walker for titlebar.

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Now, if you can split this into two parts,

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well as Sophia your tweak that Allah azza wa jal is going to give to you or your article or book your Lord is going to give to you

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now the word worth is and less alpha this law is emphasis.

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Emphasis, an example in the Arabic so you say to somebody

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you're gonna visit me come to my house and you say to them, sofa Zurich, sofa as work I will later on visit you sofa means that I will do something a Zurich means I will visit you. When you say to them less sofa, it means absolutely I will visit you not the insha Allah one less sofa less sofa I will indeed visit you this law emphasis

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the inshallah you know the one that you maybe get his half although the word insha Allah can mean absolute certainty as well.

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So while our sole failure to eke out a booker that your indeed your Lord will give to you, and if Allah Tabata Kota Allah and it doesn't mention Allah here, by the way, Allah azza wa jal mentioned, he's one of his names, or a book. And this is what is mentioned in the Surah or a book. And we think about the word Rob, even in Surah 35 Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen.

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Rob, what we understand from the word is more Rob. Rob, meaning the Lord, okay.

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The Allah subhanaw taala is

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the one who is the Holic

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from what we mean that Allah is the robber, he is the heart He is the Creator,

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and that he is Al Malik, and that he is the owner.

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And that he is would there be rule armor and he is the controller of the affairs of the universe. So when we say Allah is Rob, Rob Bula mean, Rob, He is the Creator. He is the one who is the owner. He is the one who is in control. What arises it can add a fourth one, and he is the sustainer of all of that.

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So in this verse, Allah subhanaw taala says, and you will Lord, the Creator, the owner of everything that's in the universe, and the one who is in control of everything and the provider of everything he will give to you.

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That would be enough.

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But the verse doesn't end there, the verses for tadoba

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and that what Allah subhanaw taala gifts to you, because every single day, Allah subhanaw taala gifts to you and I, every single day, Allah azza wa jal has given you another day, another life, another day of life, another day to breathe another day to see your children another day of work. Allah Israel is constantly giving to you.

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Every single day, Allah has really guided you gave that he Daya to you.

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But on top of that, how many of us show in the world today?

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bought means contentment, that you're content with what Allah azza wa jal has given to you, regardless of the amount, because you may find a person who has been given wealth upon wealth upon wealth and so much, and there's no contentment, they're not content. So therefore all that wealth that has been given to them serves to burn them. Because metaphorically, it means that there's no satisfaction or contentment with what they want. They want more, they want the newest, they don't want the old. They need to hold the need to protect. There's no contentment with what they have.

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But hey, Allah's hotel is telling the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam promise I will give to you and I promise you will be content.

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Meaning if you are content mean you are grateful, if you are content you're grateful.

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So this is an amazing blessing. That Allah Tabata, Kota Allah gave to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe, salam, and Surah to lay the chapter before what does it mention, while a sofa Yoruba, the last verse in the chapter, while a sofa Yoruba, and that he will surely be pleased and if you look at the previous verses, there are certain Siefert certain characteristics but that person will surely be pleased. They will be happy they will be content. And specifically when we

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translate the word radar, when you say a Radi Allahu Anhu or of the Allahu Anhu we say that may Allah be pleased with him right pleased with

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or May Allah's wouldn't be pleased with her or the Allahu anha word the red bar means to be content with, happy with satisfied with, and of course from us our perspective, that is us being grateful to Allah subhanaw taala.

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So Allah subhanaw taala tells us that I will give to you indeed And surely I will give to you, your Lord will give to you and you will be content.

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Showing that the Prophet sallallahu is and would be grateful. Now what was given to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, wealth, power or authority, the jewels and gold and silver

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No.

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Ultimately fulfilling his responsibility, fulfilling his role as Rasul Allah alayhi salatu salam

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that Allah subhanaw taala will give to you will give you an unmuted the Prophet What did the Prophet SAW Selim receive? I'll co author, one of the rivers in Jana mahkamah Mahmoud, the praised station in the hereafter.

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a shofar at Ultima, the great intercession, Allah Allahu Allah blessed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam like nobody else, because he was deserving, like nobody else. And that his reward, effort and of those things that I mentioned to you, how many of them are in the dunya?

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None of those in the dunya there's no cultural in the dunya. For us. There was no rather the professor's there's no closer or shafa that was done for all of that is for the Ark era.

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Not to say not to say that the prophets Allah some didn't receive anything in this life. There was a fulfillment and a completion of the resale of delivering the message. And on the Day of Arafah

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on the Day of Arafah when Allah subhanaw taala revealed Aloma como la comme de no commitment to Alikum near Mati what are the two looking at Islam Medina this they have perfected your religion completed my favor upon you and named Islam as your religion.

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That verse was revealed when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam performed Hajj, the only hedge in his life Elissa to Salem

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after all, this was said the Prophet sallallahu did He say, Allah help a lot?

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Have I not fulfilled what I was supposed to do?

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On that day, he Elisa Salam addressed the 110,000 the Sahaba Have I not fulfilled my job, my responsibility has been delivered to you.

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Valuable they were Shahidullah

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and let the one who is present let him inform the one who is not here.

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So the Prophet Allah is on this blessed day, knew that He had fulfilled his job, his responsibility.

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And the Arabian Peninsula was free from idolatry, the idol of the worship of idols, that the House of Allah terracotta Allah was now free from that the people would now be able to perform their Hajj and they are O'Meara and live there in peace.

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This is a sanctified and pure place, nothing would ever change that again.

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That the job of the Prophet SAW Selim had been complete.

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So Allah subhanaw taala promised that he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would be given and that he would be content with that.

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Then the type of verse that mentioned is mentioned now after Allah Jalla fulfilling

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And reminding the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam about

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the change that is about to occur.

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So he Allah subhanaw taala says, along the GDK your team

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did not find you an orphan

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and give you shelter.

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Did not Allah subhanaw taala find you as

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a team? And what is it your team or your team is one who

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their father dies while they are still a young child.

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While they are still a young child, they are called a teen. The mother may be alive, but the father died. They are called a youth and as we know that the father of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam he passed away before he was born.

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So the type of verse that has mentioned now there's three things that I mentioned three reminders to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Three Wonders

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along the GDK, your team and our Will you not a an orphan, and you were looked after.

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Now an orphan is subjected to the most forms of oppression is one of the most vulnerable people in society,

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who will care for that orphan or a young child the most the mother and father.

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If they are not present, then that young child is extremely vulnerable. Yes, there may be other family members in Charlotte Allah to look after them. But there is an increase of vulnerability concerning that child, even though that the other family members have their own children.

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And they will try their best but no one will do the best for them like the mother and father.

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So here Allah subhanaw taala is telling the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he here How old is he here? 40 Plus in his age Elisa to Salem, will you know your team and often and Allah subhanaw taala sheltered you protected you?

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Does this mean doesn't need an answer? It is a question that doesn't need an answer.

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Well, where did the Cabal learn for hada? And that you are a person who are if you want to translate it as BOD Ptolemies misguided right? Now, at the end of Surah, Al Fatiha we say, well, a ball Lin, the Bollin and in the understanding in this verse means that those people have no no knowledge and act upon that ignorance.

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Okay, so we seek protection from Allah subhanaw taala from being a bar lien a misguided person.

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So does or what is the meaning of dal here? This is key and important for us. If a person doesn't understand, the person might say, well what was the prophets upon?

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Of course the meaning here and as we know that the Prophet SAW Allah is never engaged and was protected and preserved by Allah, Allahu Allah, from the moment he came in on this earth, never to prostrate or to worship, any Sonam any idle to engage in any what we consider as haram, an air of the filth and that was available in the society. The Prophet Solomon was protected from that from birth.

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He never engaged in such practice. But as we know, that in the cave of Hira that he had become detached from his people, he'd become disenfranchised by what his people were doing, and separated himself from them, and went to the cave of Hara took some food and whatever provisions he needed and would stay there as long as that would last him, then he'd come back and they'd go again.

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And as Allah Buhari mentions in the hadith of Aisha Radi Allahu anha Caronia to her nephew, that he would be worshiping and calling upon Allah subhanaw taala. So he was seeking the truth to know the truth. What the truth that was known to him as a salatu salam. So he Allah subhanaw taala tells us, well, you're not that person who was if you like searching, not knowing where for her there, and that you are guided, and how will you guided, you receive the revelation itself?

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So you're not in that state and then Allah azza wa jal guided you again, it's another question that doesn't need an answer.

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Why would you have a loan for Ohana and that you were if you like, in a state of some poverty, you weren't rich? For ohana, and then Allah subhanaw taala in which in which you

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so these are three reminders from ALLAH SubhanA wa ala to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam?

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All three rhetorical questions we don't need an answer for where you're not

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an orphan and you were looked after sheltered, while you're not a person, not really knowing where to go and then you were guided, where you're not a person who was in a very, very difficult position,

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in terms of what you had in worldly, Allah azza wa jal enriched you

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again, this is a reminder that Allah Subhana Allah Allah will give you in the previous verses Allah azza wa jal will give you all of these things

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Don't forget where you came from.

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Don't forget your origins likewise for us that I'm going through a very difficult time now a very difficult time. And then maybe some good news comes to you gonna get out of it. And it's very easy for us to become ungrateful. And forget maybe the difficulties that I was going through.

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And how as human beings, how the situation can change in a matter of seconds, I'll give an example. So,

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you know, when you're fasting, and maybe you're working really hard, and maybe not so much now, a few years ago, when Ramadan was in the middle of the summer, and maybe a one particular day, maybe you missed your Soho, okay, and you are so thirsty. You are so thirsty, you say, I have never felt thirsty like this in my life. Maybe that one time has happened to you and you're like, I never asked

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what I would do to have some drink. Now you see, I'm so thirsty.

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And then the other end of salata, Margarita goes, you take a few sips.

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It's like you're never thirsty in your life. It's like nothing,

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nothing at all.

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It's how as human beings, our situation can change just like that.

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So here, Allah Israel is mentioning that, while so for your oblique, or a book or photographer that Allah has the will is going to give to you and you will be content, a promise for Allah as real, something that we don't have that the prophets haven't received that. And then there's three reminders. Remember those things, remember where you were.

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And again, for us, at times, you know, the tide may change for us. But again, to take stock of the journey that we have come from, where we have come from the trials and tribulations and the human being that you have been molded into.

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Don't forget that.

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And because Insha Allah, Allah Now that things are going to only get better.

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But Allah to highroller communal ruler, that what is coming now in the future is going to be better than that what happened in the past, it's only going to get better. Regardless of what happens the situation will only improve this is a promise from Allah subhanaw taala.

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Then Allah subhanaw taala after mentioning three things, don't forget the origin of where you came from or what happened. So therefore,

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have your feet on the ground.

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For Amalia team of aleteia

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As for the orphan, not that the Prophet sallallahu Ellison would ever do that, and it's free from that. But never do wrong to an orphan.

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Never do wrong to an orphan Mrs. Odo advice to us is not as though the disorder is in terms of benefit is only for the officers and we take direct benefit from as we are doing now. Never oppressed or do wrong to the most vulnerable in the society where you know, things only gonna get better. Maybe you've come in suddenly mashallah big inheritance, your business, suddenly Masha Allah loads of money.

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Therefore, the your team, those who are vulnerable, don't turn them away, don't oppress them and don't wronged them. Rather than of course, in many other verses, we are obliged, and we're carefully Lulea team Phil Jannetty. Hakka as the professor said, I am the one who looks after the team will be like this in paradise.

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So that's the first. So there were three reminders, three rhetorical questions. Here, Allah subhanaw taala mentions three things as well.

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For Amalia tema, Falletta call as for the orphan and the most vulnerable, don't turn them away. Don't depress them. Well, I'm Mercer LFO low turnout. And as for ascertain who is the one who's asking the OS the one who is asking requesting there could be anyone.

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Don't rebuke them, turn them away. I'm busy now. Remember where you came from? Remember the dark times the different difficult times that you had, you had a one bedroom house you had a two bedroom house, your business Masha Allah is now going very well.

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When you're in your teens or early 20s Now you look at yourself and your 40s and 50s the house that you had then the house that you have now, masha Allah Allahumma barik, don't forget where you came from. So these people who are in need, and maybe use that person who was in need 20 or 30 years ago. Don't forget that. Keep your feet on the ground. As for those people who are asking, don't turn them away,

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will be a one unit of Madeira beacon for her this

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because remember the blessings that have come to you mentioned them.

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The blessings like what very simple things, your sight, your ability to work, your ability to talk, the simple things that maybe none of us are even thinking about net Muttahida

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unless there's no of course we don't want to cross the boundary and saying, Look what I've got this verse is telling me the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala I should be vocal with them for Hadith. I have this Allah gave me this Allah gave me that Allah Allah

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hostages gives many things to many of the creation

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and that serves only to increase them and other than that,

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the only serves to increase them in their punishment in the hereafter. So don't be deceived by what you think that you have accumulated. Or you think that you have been given and that is some form of COBOL that is some form of

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acceptance.

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We know that the prophets Allah says it may already be higher on you for people with Deen.

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If Allah azza wa jal wants good verse servant, then what he gave him understanding of the deen

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when when you read the Lobi Hieron you're Superman.

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And if an another Hadith if Allah is really what's good for a servant, He will test him.

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And tests are what tests could come in the form of Heidi was shown in the forms of goodness