In His Remembrance: Finding Ease in our Own Hearts

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Alhamdulillah

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Allah wa salam ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi seldom at the Sleeman kathira, Masha, Allah subhanho wa Taala pool alladhina amanu nuku boon Vedic Allah, Allah biddick rely on kulu those who believe those who have faith and their hearts find peace and tranquility to the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala indeed to remembering Allah azza wa jal, hearts will find peace on asmodee brothers and sisters over here, when you listen to them citation brotherhood ever earlier how beautiful that was, I was just kind of trying to contemplate and see if anyone would be speaking around in this area, and I felt that everybody was quiet. Everyone's listening. I want to see the

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show of hands, even though I might not be able to see the hands in the front over here. But those who enjoy the resuscitation and they found peace in their hearts in those few moments, raise your hand.

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Mashallah Zach Malanga. Now that's the vast majority. And the moment that a citation was over all of a sudden that trans have declared that transcript remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala come to a stop. As you start hearing about the introduction to the first speaker, another human being who cares.

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Why do the hearts find peace and tranquility to the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala see the purpose of this ayah Allah biddick related manual kulu indeed, through the remembrance of Allah azza wa jal to remember and Allah is the hearts will find peace. The message of this of this ayah is very simple. Allah says, I created you,

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and he knows what is best for you, in order for you to be functioning properly, in order for this heart would keep crumbling and always shaking. In order for this hard to find peace. You need to remember me, you need to connect with me, what we call Vicar in the Arabic language. In our time in English, we use the word remembering the larger the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But there is a new term for it in psychology called Mindfulness.

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In order for you to find that peace and tranquility, in the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala, you need to find that sense of mindfulness, which they say it's the state of being conscious. It's the state of being conscious about someone or something. And it's also it's a mental state achieved by or caused by the moment the living in the moment only just have this awareness of this moment. That is the meaning of the vicar remembering. And if you want to have that full mindfulness of Allah subhanho wa Taala, in a constant state of remembering Allah azza wa jal,

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mighty brothers and sisters, today we live in times are very challenging some handler we're minding our own business here as Muslims talking to each other about Islam, and then some people's panela they just don't see don't see the beauty of what we have and what we know. And they stand outside and just souring this moment for us.

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This one is our that moment for you. I mean, I felt so bad and sorry for them, I didn't feel angry. Well, I, I just felt so bad. And sorry for them. I said, I wish, I wish they can just give me a moment to stop that background noise that they're making, in order for them to be mindful of a moment when we have a conversation. So they can find that peace and tranquility that we're having. And we're spying for us Muslims. I wish.

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We live in a time that many of our brothers and sisters are having it's very challenging to be proud of being Muslim. Just to be proud of being who you are. That's becoming very challenging. I know their parents, they keep telling them You should be proud of who you are easy for the parents and dundun children. Our kids never lived at a time when it was amazing to be Muslims. Their parents probably did. They grew up in some Muslim environment, whether here in America or maybe somewhere else. And it was good to be Muslim. It was something to be proud of to be Muslim. Our kids don't have that same thing. They grew up in a time that all they hear about Islam as Muslim bad things

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this I believe in it.

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It's too much to ignore. There's a lot of background noise. Our kids don't have that sense of mindfulness, about Islam and Muslims as much as the older ones probably they had. They have challenges at school. They have challenges at home sometimes, you know in some Muslim families, even if a child decides to become more religious.

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Just the first people, they push them away or maybe push them back will be their own family. Sometimes they're afraid for them for their safety.

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There's so much our kids are going through. So they need that sense of mindfulness, that sense of victory to find peace and tranquility. And I'm sure each and every one of us here, younger adult, we need that sense of constant sense of mindfulness, about Allah subhanho wa Taala because Allah promised you connect with me, I'll give you peace and tranquility. What is the challenge? Why is it that we are unable to have this constant state of vigor? Because it's easier than said right? I wish I can be constant state of Vicar always remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala always reading or and always making Salah. I wish I could do that. But what is the challenge that doesn't allow me to get

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to that level? It is number one. Number refers challenge. We are not angels. Because understand what does that mean? We are not angels. If we are not angels, what does it mean? We humans? So what's so special about the angels, the angels don't eat, don't drink, don't go to sleep, don't have desires don't have that stuff that keeps you obstructing their desire and their willingness to be mindful the record of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah azza wa jal says about the angels lasuna Lama, Amara home wife, Elena marone they never disobey Allah azza wa jal in anything, they always do what they've been instructed to do. I wish the Muslims do the same thing, right? I wish human beings can

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do what Allah instruct them to do. But we don't have that because we're not angels. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the angels lastic Bruna and a Bugatti stasiun they never feel arrogant to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala they never feel lazy. Allah will continue to take care about the angels. You said be hoonah Laila Juana How are they always in a constant state of Vicar. They always praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. During the day, during the night life to rune they never Slack, always in a constant state of their angels. So our biggest challenge for not being in a constant state of vigor and mindfulness of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that we simply not angels. That's the

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first thing the second thing number two, we are not prophets. We're not messengers. Really, I knew that. Well, what makes the prophets much more serene and tranquil than other people. You see the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, the messenger sallallahu wasallam. When he was in Mecca, the Sahaba were agonizing. They had an anxiety they had problems and issues and they're so afraid of the of the situation around them, and three of them who by so high and Bilaal, they went to the Prophet looking for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Mecca, they were tortured, they were taught, they were exhausted, and they see the message of sallallahu wasallam, sitting there in the shade of Al

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Kaba. He was laying down taking a nap.

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They were surprised

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to find peace in a moment like this. So they woke him up. You're a sort of LA, Bella today, Elena.

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Elena, why don't you make dua for us? Once you ask Allah for help, you know for us. So the prophet SAW Selim, he set up and he said, you know, those who were before you, they went through challenges and through trials, much more severe than Nuan. Then we put in there, we'll dig a hole for them, put them all up to the waist, bury them in there, and they will split them with the sword. And they want to do anything they had. Steel columns will take the flesh of their bone, and they will never announce their fate. And then he told the people around him, Well, I couldn't come home and discharge you don't. But you're very hasty. You rush to the results, like it's coming and he gave

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them the promise that they will come Don't worry about it. Now you will find peace traveling from all over the place and he won't worry about anything but Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet was in a complete state of mindfulness and peace. When the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was in the Hydra. The Hydra a very difficult time, the whole Arabian peninsula was chased chasing around the Arabian Desert, looking for him why they won the prize. Money like a million dollar on his head, a million dollars a head of over $2 million. Who do want to take this everyone was looking for them. And when they went to the cave of tower as they were hiding there for three days before they were able to

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continue their journey. I was so scared and so kind of like afraid. And the professor was very peaceful and serene

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overcapacity in that moment, his art was crumbling. Rasulullah is xlsm Look at him. He goes, Yeah, I better

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let him in Allah hamana Don't be sad. Allah is with us. Somehow a moment of this who can be so mindful of the Presence of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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When all the challenges are just kind of been dumped over their heads, they live within the threaten their mere existence was actually in threat. They can be killed if they were found. And there are sort of life challenges compared so that's okay. Don't worry, Allah is with us. We'll be okay. Can you imagine how peaceful Rasulullah ism was in that moment? When they were going on the journey from Mecca to Medina, our Casa de was so concerned for the safety of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. He said, I would go ahead of him and then go behind and then go to the right to the left, like I'm trying to be around him all the time, making sure he's been protected, under sort of lies the law.

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So I'm sitting on the back of the camera just reading for an American.

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so peaceful, so serene. The prophets they were connected with Allah subhanho wa Taala on regular basis, they have a divine connection we didn't have and that's why they were much more serene. You see, Allah subhana wa tada Prophet sallallahu wasallam that's the AMA line for Mohammed Salah Salem and the Prophet was mandatory every single night for us the moment you finish the day haha oh my god, I need to take a break.

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And for Rasulullah is Allah sama Allah says for either for all the funds of what a lot of Be careful when you're done, given the Dharma out there. That's when you need to find your time, your private time to connect with a lot social until you feel the fatigue.

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Like you're outside. This is something you do for the people. Now recharge your personal battery, stand up at night and Salah until almost close to failure, which is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would pray sometimes one third of the night have two thirds more or less every single night. He needed that sense of connection to keep that mindfulness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Even I assure his wife for the louder energies of Kala Terra sola. Why would you do this for Allah forgiven your sins? You forgiven? What do you have to do this? He said, If Allah akuna I've done Shakira, then I need to prove them deserving of it. I need to prove that I am deserving of it. Which means I

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need to worship Allah subhana wa tada to be grateful for the blessing of being forgiven. So we're not angels. We're not prophets, or are we? We're human beings.

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We're so different about human beings. As humans, we're very subjective. What does that mean? We can't live in a vacuum. We have to be influencing and influenced by everything that happens around us. Our life is but circles connected with each other. You have friends, as many friends you have, you're adding one circle to your circles. As many relatives involved in your life, you have as many circles as well, to this, when you have all these circles, all these circles No matter how much you try to mind your own business, no matter how much you try. If someone pushes one circle away, every other circle will have to be influenced by that no matter how much you try. So the whole idea of

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finding peace and tranquility and consistency in this world is a dream.

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We're going to always be living that challenge. Trying to always maintain calmness, mindfulness of Allah xojo constant decline, but everything is influencing us. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, boo boo bangers vitamin nasaga right man, you can live okay fascia. The hearts are between two fingers of a rough man in a manner that suits His Majesty. You can live with her Keisha. He flips his heart the way he was. No matter how much we try to stay calm and tranquil and strong and our Eman and faith we get influenced by others.

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And at the heart, it's everything. This is the king as a matter of when Kareem Rahim Allah He says it's the king, for the entire body. Whatever your king says, whatever the king feels, everything comes out. If you're tranquil in there, your body will follow. If you're anxious in there, you're going to always be you know, feeling uneasy when your body starts physiologically and biologically and physically react into these feelings. For the believer to find peace and tranquility, they have to go back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. This sense of mindfulness is something we all aspire to have on regular basis. But we are human beings. In the famous hadith of handle hora de la de la noir ba

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one day in the morning he was walking in Medina Ababa Casa de he sees him he goes Good morning. Allah gave us How are you doing today? He goes, nah, fuck him.

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Allah says I'm a hypocrite today abubaker was appalled by the answer like Whoa, what's what's going on? You're gonna take it easy, what's wrong with you? Because you see, we sit with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam we hear from him. And then we start getting into this moment as if we feel we see the the agenda and agenda we see paradise and Hellfire with our own eyes if we see with our own eyes, but the moment we leave him, or we go home, or we started intermingling with our families and kids and spouses and so on, we forget a lot of that. Abba Casa de he was he was also anxious about this answer, he goes, you know, if this what you consider hypocrisy, I swear I have the same

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problem. And that is a lower closer deal. So he goes to the prophet SAW that they both go to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam describing the situation for him, under a sort of lysozyme is telling them, Listen, will lie, I swear to you, if you will be at home constantly on the same state of mindfulness, that way you are with me, the angels will shake hands with you in the streets, as it is telling them you will become angels. And the angels would don't have any reason to hide from you. But satin wasa, but you're human beings, you keep flipping between being mindful, and sometimes mindless.

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That moment of back and forth, we keep doing that. So my duty as a Muslim, is to try as much as I can to stay in a constant state of mindfulness. When I have that energy, I need to create the environment I do my best. And every time every time I feel that I'm forgetting, I need to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah azza wa jal says to us was to Rebecca Eden a seed remind remember your Lord when you forget, what does that mean? He didn't blame us for forgetting. He didn't. Because we're human beings we tend to forget. We tend to forget an Arabic the word human is insane.

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And they say in the poetry one assume meal in Santa Elena See, in son or human was called in son because he does already pre has an ECM, which means forgetfulness. Allah azzawajal Almighty did not blame us for forgetting. He didn't. Instead he just telling us if you go in a state of forgetfulness, just recalibrate, come back again. remember Allah subhana wa Tada, that's all.

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So stop achieving the impossible. The Impossible is that constant state of mindfulness has been designed for the angels. And for those of us special connection with Allah like the profits. Other than that, we all have that, you know, flip flopping situation, we keep going between being hamdullah, strong and our faith, we can always keep going back and forth, back and forth. We need to do our best just to stay mindful as much as we can. The other thing that prevents us and makes us human prevent us from reaching that constant state of of mindfulness and vigor, and makes us you know, humans, is the fact that Allah azza wa jal, he decreed that humans make mistakes. The Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions in the hidey hole look no other Mkapa. Every human is subject to mistakes and Aaron making mistakes while hiring

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the best of those who error and make mistakes those who repent and fix it again. Allah azza wa jal did not blame us for making mistakes that is expected of us. He just telling us if you make a mistake, it's okay. Just come back to me. I'll help you go through it. Being in a state of mindfulness with Allah subhanho wa Taala. It was brings peace and tranquility after every moment of anxiety. Because when we make mistakes and we arrow if we commit sins, we feel bad, we feel terrible.

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You feel terrible. I committed a sin. In the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, a person commits a sin makes a mistake comes to Allah. kohlrabi has never been thoughtfully My Lord, I made a mistake, please forgive me. Now in that moment, this person is a constant state of anxiety

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and anxious of Alaska accepting or not, the prophet, Allah will tell him, come back, tell her come back to me. It's okay. I forgive you. And then some time later, this person comes back again and made another mistake, same or different, doesn't matter. But we made another mistake. And the person comes along my Lord, please forgive me. I've done it again. I made a mistake again. And the law says it's okay. I forgive you.

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Third time, fourth time many, many, many times and every time that person comes back to Allah, Allah will say I'll forgive you that Allah subhana wa decreed Allah Abdi anila hora banja foo, my servant knows and acknowledges he or she has

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Lord forgives, be my witness, that I forgive him all sins.

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Allah azza wa jal doesn't want you to be an injured because you will not designed for that. But he wants you to try your best to have a constant state of mindfulness as much as possible with a form of decay. Is it even possible to teach at level 100% of full fulfilling this sense of Vicar and mindfulness? The answer is no. Allah subhana wa says, well, lastly, in Salah, because I swear to you by loss of that precious time, that human being is always in a constant state of loss, except for those who have faith, those who practice according to this faith, and those who always try to engage with each other, to support one another with truth, and those who stayed and remain steadfast on the

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path. What's the meaning of sort of the law, sir, it's very simple. Our level of faith will always be higher than our level of practice.

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We never practice everything we know, we're humans. I know this is wrong. But my practice is not at the same level. I know I should be doing this. But my practice never goes there. So there is always that gap. And our job in this slide is with a sense of mindfulness as much as possible to close this gap or bring it closer to being closed. Are we going to be able to close it? No, we cannot. We're still human beings, but we can get close. The bigger the gap, the more anxiety and uneasiness we feel. The smaller the gap, the stronger we feel, because we feel authentic and genuine. But when we go away from that, we feel hypocritical like handle a certain number close a deal as well. So your

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duty is always to remind yourself with the knowledge that you have the faith that you have, and you should practice and work upon this instead of running away from it as much as possible. You get closer, mighty brothers and sisters. How can I continuously stay in a constant state of victory if possible? I have three tips for you to conclude with inshallah tada number one,

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when it comes to the subject of vigor, what is it if I would like to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala What does it mean exactly? It means waking up all your senses, all your senses your mind, your heart, basically creating this whole concept you know, holistic form of victory. That means with my eyes, I need to remember Allah azza wa jal with my ears, I need to remember Allah azza wa jal, with my steps as I walk where I go, I need to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala with my heart what it desires, I need to remember Allah azzawajal with my mind, I need to think and have thoughts that are pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The cure is not just sitting there making the cursing Subhan

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Allah Al Hamdulillah. While you're watching your phone and watching some memes and laugh at it.

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The cure is not about you just you know, doing whatever it is and your mind is wandering all over the place. You need to be all engaged, you're going to need to create that and that is a that requires a lot of practice. I'm glad and happy we're closer to Ramadan, Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen is going to give us an Eman boost moment. Make sure in Ramadan to start practicing this number two. The second thing when it comes to making liquor, just like you have an appointment with everything that you do whether you have a homework, meeting with people finishing certain tasks, deadlines for some projects, and so forth. You need to create deadlines and you need to create, you

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know, points and moments for your victory. What does that mean? When I'm in Salah, I need to live that moment. I'm not asking you to create anything out of your ordinary schedule, you're going to be praying to five daily prayers. Just make sure when it comes to the salon, be mindful of that moment. This is time for Salah, that's it. You're sitting here listening to this lecture, that's fine,

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then be mindful of it. And don't check your messages or emails or whatever that is, in this moment. Be mindful of the moment. If you finish Salah instead of you know starting What am I gonna do now just be mindful of the next few minutes to make notice behind your car, just to have those mindfulness of these moments of victory. You can do that. Now some people they have better than this, they go even more than that. They design new moments like what waking up at night when everybody else is sleeping, and they make to Raka and they made a lot of a very special format of

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some other people. They have even more than this. And I've seen some of our dilemma and scholars, whenever they walk between errands, they always remember Allah subhanho wa Taala the easiest form of the cure that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam gave as an instruction for those who would like to have their heart connected to

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a man came to the Prophet. So let me conclude with

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Susheela xuejun A man came to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and he said Kala rasulillah naturale, islamicate catarratto. Allah, like the rights of Islam are too many for me. I don't know what to start the Salah, there's fasting there's this there's that too many things. The prophets Allah Sam says, lie as Allah, dishonor, corrupt one with a Corolla. It's okay, as long as you keep your tongue moist, and remembering the last.

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The least form of record is to keep your tongue remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, try with us start with that. Make that moment of mindfulness whenever you are in a moment of Vicar, just get out of this world. Get out of this world, create a bubble, create a bubble of the could sit there. Think about the last panel with data just for a few moments. I guarantee you, those moments used to be like the best moment of your day. And when you practices on regular basis, you start desiring and craving more of these moments and more and more on Sharla your day will be followed the care and your heart will be in peace and tranquility. May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us the ability to

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remember him in a way that is pleasing to Him. And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to fill our hearts with the love of Allah azza wa jal and his faith, ask Allah subhana wa to make it easy to worship Him. And I asked Allah subhana wa to give us peace and tranquility in our hearts in this dunya and the day of judgment and the way Allah got us in this place, Allah asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to guide us in genetic, Allah was the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihe salam wa Salatu was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.