Wasim Kempson – Taqwa and Dua in Ramadan

Wasim Kempson
AI: Summary © The concept of the spirit of Islam is discussed, including the benefits of fasting, which can remove damaged consciousness, strengthen one's body, and purify one's mind. The importance of fasting is emphasized, along with the need for individuals to understand the nature of their "has been rewarded by" in achieving their goals. The use of the symbolteen "has been rewarded by" in Islam is also discussed, with the idea that individuals should be aware of their weight in achieving their goals. The use of the symbol "has been rewarded by" in Islam is also emphasized, as it is the cornerstone of one's life.
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for in Stockwell, Hadith de Kitab Allah will have already had the Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or Sharon Ohmori Mahathir to her Wakulla modesetting be there I will call with the atom Bala Kula Galatia to dinar

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indeed or praise and thanks and glory belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah subhanaw taala alone

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and I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was Salam is his final messenger.

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Just as we do every Joomla

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whatever appointments or whatever work or whatever we are doing on a Friday, we put that to one side

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and we come to the masjid to attend Salah to Jumeirah.

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Salah till Juma is of course on the devil Juma which is the greatest day in the week.

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But for us to come together to remind ourselves of what it is to be a servant of Allah subhanahu wata, Isla, you live off your risk, you live off your searching or provisions, you close your shops and you come to the house of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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And we do this on a weekly basis.

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There is a term that is mentioned in the Quran very frequently, more than 200 times in all its different forms.

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And it is this what I want to talk about, which will lay a premise for the next topic that I want to talk about in the second heartbeat. And both of them have a very strong link or a

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strong importance to the blessed month of Ramadan.

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First and foremost, a Taqwa.

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When you translate this you come across there isn't really a word in English that covers its richness or its meaning, just to say the fear of Allah subhanaw taala don't really touch base on it. So we have to add things like a consciousness of Allah subhanaw taala and awareness of fear or hope and love of Allah subhanaw taala placing between yourself and the punishment of Allah subhana wa ala a barrier, that is your TA that is your obedience to Allah subhanaw taala these are just some things for us to remember to bring us close to what we mean by a Taqwa.

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This Taqwa is the absolute objective of our fasting.

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Not to get hungry, not to remember the poor not to remember the needy. Number one is Allah subhanho wa Taala told us I like them to Khun

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fasting was prescribed upon us, so that we can attain consciousness and awareness and a fear of Allah subhanahu wata either.

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Under the way that we're going to go about go about doing that is removing the things which may be a barrier for us, which may lead us to be forgetful,

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to leave the indulgent side of ourselves, where we are constantly eating and drinking all the time. Maybe you eat quite late at night, and then soon as you wake up, you have your breakfast, again, your body has not given any raw or rest at all. It is a machine that is constantly eating and eating and eating all the time.

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And so then you forget yourself.

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Indulging in this dunya. So Allah subhanaw taala obligated upon us to break that natural desire we have for eating and drinking and the relationship with our spouses to a break that to have a pause from that. So that you can, in some way style of the physical body,

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of course, not starve us in comparing it to other people where they have no food for days on end. But for you to feel a little hunger to break that attachment and reliance. And if you'd like the not having a second thought about when you can eat and drink, put that to one side.

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So that your mind becomes sharper. So that your mind starts to think more clearly, not necessarily about the next meal, or where the next coffee is. But the next thing you're talking or you're thinking about is in eight hours time, that's when I can eat and drink. So put that to the back of my mind. And in the meantime, you remember that you are fasting. It's an act of a bird that constantly reminds you of what you are doing, no matter what, when the shaitan comes to you and your Salah.

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And your mind goes for maybe three out of the four Roccat.

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However, when the shaytaan or the weakness or your loss comes to you, because maybe they'll sell or maybe you've wasted it because your mind has gone. However in fasting, the moment you think about food instantaneously, you put it back to the backburner. Why? Because it's not something you can even think about doing now. So the feeling of fasting is instantaneous, and the benefit of it is straight away.

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And it is that which reminds you of Allah subhanaw taala straight away.

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That is one of the great things about fasting is that it enables you to think about Allah subhanaw taala immediately and more frequently, more frequently than before.

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When a person performs Hajj,

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that journey which may last a week or the Hajj itself, maybe four days, maybe five days

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an act of a birthday in which that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said the person performs this beautiful pilgrimage for four days, does not engage in foul speech. Bad Behavior stays away from their spouses performs the Hajj as it should be performed.

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Raja Kaoma wala to mu that they will be or they will return like the day that they were born from their mothers ie sinless for four days. You get that reward.

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Alhamdulillah abroad that the accepted Hajj, lay Salah hold Jessa Oh, Ill Jana has no other reward except the paradise.

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So you do that one act of a bar the weight loss which lasts four or five days and the reward is the Paradise.

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Allah subhanaw taala talks about this journey and the duration of the Hajj as you probably well know in Surah Baqarah

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And that Allah subhanaw taala also tells us that we should take some provisions with us.

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Take provisions with you on this journey. However, you should always remember never forget

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that the higher Azad the best provisions that you can take is what is the Taqwa of Allah subhanaw taala.

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The best provision that you can take with you on this journey of a lifetime

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is taqwa.

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So you think about the Hajj, the very essence that we are reminded the best thing you can take with you is the Taqwa of Allah subhanaw taala the pillar of Islam. When you think about some frosting, locum tekun, so that you can attain this taco something which Allah subhanaw taala mentions more than 200 times in the Quran.

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And remembering that acceptance from anything that we do is only from those who have Taqwa.

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So when Allah subhanaw taala says in nemyria Taco Bell Allah Who mean el machina that Allah azza wa jal will only accept from those who have Taqwa. So anything that we offer to Allah, Allah Allah, we must remind ourselves that Taqwa is the very central part of our Ibadah along with of course, love, hope and fear.

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But this taco is something that we need to how we will carry ourselves, how we will behave in front of Allah subhanaw taala. It is that when you have this Taqwa that Allah subhanaw taala will rid you of your sins. Constantly. Woman You took Allah, that Whoever fears Allah subhanaw taala whoever has this, the Taqwa of Allah subhanaw taala you Catherine who say that Allah azza wa jal well expiate their sins constantly. So the Taqwa of Allah subhanaw taala is the state of that individual that will place between themselves and the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala a barrier as I mentioned,

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and that is the torah of Allah subhanaw taala

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and a Taqwa as Allah is one of the great so how about all the Allahu Anhu that they they defined as a whole full mineral Jaleel Well, I'm a little bit Tenzin volcano out will Khalil Wallace is the adatto laomi Raheel that it is a Taqwa it is an HoH for min elderly the old glorified and praised Allah subhanaw taala.

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And it is acting upon that what was revealed

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and being satisfied with maybe the small amount that has been provided for you and preparing the day that you will leave, leave this dunya

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Of course there are many definitions to a Taqwa. But this is one of the most beautiful and most frequent mentioned definitions of what Taqwa is. So that when you fast,

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you weaken yourself. And you strengthen your soul, you strengthen your attachment to Allah subhanaw taala. You purify your soul, from the ills and desires that you may have accumulated and gathered throughout the year.

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All those things like hatred, oppression, jealousy, enmity, all of these ills of the soul on the heart that you have accumulated through the year. Fasting allows you to purify yourself from those things, how and why.

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Because you are now realizing, as you are more frequently, remembering Allah subhanaw taala you remind yourself that these diseases of the heart, this rancor that you may hold in your heart,

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it is not worth it. It is not deserving that I have these things in my heart and therefore you rid yourselves of these ills and diseases of the heart.

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So the fasting heart the fasting person draws closer to Allah subhanaw taala through obedience and submission to Allah subhanaw taala

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remembering that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam said, mon Sama, Ramadan Iman and hottie Serban Horfield Allah who might have caught them I mean them be that Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan with iman, seeking Allah Tabata catalysis reward all of their previous sins forgiven. This is the state that you want to be in.

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Remember that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam said a Taqwa Hoonah that fearing Allah subhanaw taala stems from inside you and your heart, making sure that your heart is sound and if your heart is sound, than the rest of you will be sound even in the heater either. It is the king of all the limbs.

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Just if you fast in this manner. It's not just leaving food in

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drink because leaving food and drink, for example and swearing and showing us off Falaise de la hija, two feet and your bottle and Mahershala who then Allah subhanaw taala has no need for you to leave your food and drink if you behave in such a manner. So fasting is a consciousness. It is an entire existence of that person, not only staying away from food and drink, but engaging in the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala staying away from the Muharram steak and for staying away from that what is the prohibited and that towards the end 10 days, you feel yourself that you have achieved something you're fully prepared to be standing for pm looking for Lila toccata remembering

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that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, Men comma Leila to cuddle Iman and what is Bonhoeffer Allah who mentor Kalamata cardamom in Zambia, whoever stands on the night of Layla Takada with a man seeking reward. Again, all of their previous sins forgiven.

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We ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant us Taqwa to increase us INTERCO Allahumma Amin We ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah Jalla Mina merkaba lineable alameen Akula Cody ha there was still here Allah de welcome in coulomb festival hero in know who who will come forward

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah who are the early he was a big Marine.

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All praise belongs to Allah subhana wa T either. I made peace and blessings of Allah, Allah Allah be upon His final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So after just touching the surface or describing or the importance of the taqwa how to attain taqwa and what it is,

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I want to move on to the next topic which is linked as I mentioned, to the Taqwa of Allah subhanaw taala. In that

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Allah azza wa jal will only accept from the motel team.

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In this blessed month of Ramadan, I'm sure that every single one of us is increasing in their, in their supplication to Allah subhanaw taala.

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In that your Eman is strengthened. So you feel more inclined to make dua, the level of sincerity, the level of emotion that you have, when making dua, is that much higher in this blessed month? So there may be a couple of questions, how do I make dua properly?

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What do I make dua for?

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Why is it that Allah subhanaw taala is answering the supplication of some people not answering the supplication of others. Those others may be namely me. I've been asking for this particular matter in my life, and it hasn't hasn't occurred yet. All of these things are really important for us to understand how to make dua

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what you should be asking for, and also understanding the nature of how Allah subhanaw taala answers the supplications This is, of course, no attempt to answer all of these questions in their entirety in great detail, but it is for us to ponder over the importance of these questions and having some answers for them.

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So how to make dua, well make dua, one to move you know enable each other.

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Make dua and you are certain that Allah subhanaw taala will answer your supplication that you are calling upon a semi URL Mooji Buddha or Mooji, buta word, that you are calling upon the old hearing and the one who answers all of the supplications and that Allah subhanaw taala Allah cliche encoded and that Allah subhanaw taala is over all things without restriction,

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Abel, whatever your matter is, and then you do that, only asking Allah subhanaw taala knowing that it is own Allah, Allah Allah alone, who is the one who can answer your supplication

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that you are calling upon al Karim Oldman, Allah Herbert was Zack, or O for Rahman Rahim,

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just as the sum of these names of Allah subhanaw taala, the most generous, the old giving the one who sustains

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the All Merciful, the Beneficent. These are some of the names of Allah subhanaw taala. Perfect names, perfect attributes. So when you call Allah subhanaw taala will call or Bakumatsu Rooney as the developer and your Lord has proclaimed and said, Call upon me and I will answer. So in this month of Ramadan as we are increasing in our Taqwa of Allah subhanaw taala there's more of a consciousness and a

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awareness of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. Your dua in turn, should be now at a different level. You calling upon Allah subhanaw taala in a different way, no longer will you start judging Allah subhanaw taala for what you personally receive, or the experience of others, why they going through such an IP tila? Why are they going through such a test? Never again, will you question Allah subhanaw taala because you know that Allah subhanaw taala has Hekima his wisdom is limitless, unrestricted beyond our comprehension.

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So whatever occurs whatever you ask for whatever help you are asking for yourself or for others, you know that Allah subhanaw taala answers and Allah Allah Allah Allah will answer that in a way that befits His Majesty, with his knowledge and with his wisdom.

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Remember, in the Hadith,

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in the hadith of Abu salah, Aden and hoody Radi Allahu and that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam said Mermin Muslim in here there will be that I worked in laser V is Moon work or 302 Orion il Allah Allah will be her death LF in to Angela, who are our two who were in your ducky Raha LA who Phil Hara were in your server and who ministered to me fella called who is a nuclear caller sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allahu Akbar

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that there is no Muslim who calls upon Allah subhanahu water either that does not involve any sin, or involve the cutting of any relationship with anybody, except that a lot about a quarter Allah will answer in one of three ways. Number one is that Allah subhanaw taala will accelerate the answering of that DUA and you will be given what you want right there and then

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and then that will be your test.

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Secondly, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada will save that what you are asking for, and will give it to you to a time when you need it most. You'll Malkia how many times you believe that maybe somebody you had you gave them a debt, you gave them someone you loaned some money, and you're waiting for that money to come back and it didn't come back, he was late. And then when it did come you think Subhanallah I needed the money now and I didn't need it then. So sometimes things that you think that you need now is not the best time that Allah subhanaw taala delays things for a reason, and that what is best for you. And thirdly, that Allah subhanaw taala will direct away the thing that you are asking for

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because it is bad for you and protect you for that what you're asking upon hearing this list, the Sahaba on the line who said he or she will Allah then therefore, we will be proficient and excessive in that what we are asking for.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah subhanaw taala is even more than that what you will be doing.

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So Allah subhanaw taala is more accurate, more generous and more Arham and more merciful than you can ever imagine. In this blessed month of Ramadan, make as much as you can, for that what is in your benefit in this life and in the hereafter. Know that Allah subhanaw taala via the hill Mulk who Allah Felicia encoded the Dominion is in his hands subhanho wa Taala

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and that he is over all things able. You ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide you to protect you to protect you and guide your families. That you ask Allah subhanaw taala to provide for you with with Halal to protect you from haram. That what is best for you and your family. And then you make dua for the OMA of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to protect them, to give them peace and security to give them victory. These are the things that you be asking for.

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And I want to complete the hook but with this insha Allah Allah, the our beloved Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the best of teachers,

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the best of prophets, the best of mankind.

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On one occasion, and this is an example of how the Prophet Ira salatu salam helped and make dua for you and I and he did not see us. So I shouted out the Allahu Taala on her.

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She says that when the Prophet Allah is that Salam I found him in a particularly good mood, I said, Ya rasool Allah, are due to Allah Lee. Make dua for me. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa early was send a message Allahumma Credly Isha tomato caught them in Zambia warmer to occur, warmer Asad Rama, Allah, O Allah forgive of her sins, that what came before

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and that will will come in the future as long as she of course she she seeks forgiveness

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that was she held

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Secret and that what she did openly.

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So Aisha Radi Allahu Anhu was so happy with this dua, she began to smile even to laugh that she fell off the lap of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam

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and so then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam I said,

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are you so rookie to this might do make you happy Oh, Isha. And since she she replies about the Allahu Anhu Amma Lila you certainly do RKR rasool Allah, and how could it be that your supplication would not make me happy Oh rasool Allah O Messenger of Allah. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, one law he in hurler do a little motif liquidly salah.

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That is the dua let me tell you about Allah. This is the supplication that I make in my salah for my ummah, in every single prayer that I make.

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So let not know Salah pass by no sujood pass us by, except that we make dua for the OMA of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. As we saw at the beginning of the start, or before this football started, the situation was mentioned concerning Philistine and other places on Earth, where the Muslims are facing great trials. In this blessed month of Ramadan, you ask Allah azza wa jal to give the Muslims victory. We ask Allah Jalla wa Ala to give them victory. Allahumma Amin

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