Yaser Birjas – Taraweeh Khatira – Who Are The Servants Of The Most Merciful

Yaser Birjas
AI: Summary © The importance of being at an upcoming martial arts club is discussed, emphasizing the need for flexibility and humility in pursuing one's interests. The speaker emphasizes the importance of monitoring behavior and forgiveness, and encourages individuals to write down their qualities and start creating a club until they meet the lord. The speaker also highlights the significance of avoiding discomfort in martial arts club operations and the need for individuals to be humble and put their ego at the top of their priority.
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Alright? We want you to be there with

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and

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make sure our future

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becomes president inshallah and that funded with Nillai

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Darra. But Saturday,

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Saturday night, it is a very special night.

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Why so?

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The first night of the last 10 nights

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of the month of Ramadan. Can you guys

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believe it?

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Subhanallah, we're almost there.

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May Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala make among those

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who witness the letter.

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And give her the blessing of all the

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last 10 nights of Ramadan.

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And may Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala put this

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entire month of Ramadan in your mizani You

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and your families,

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We ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala to make

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easy for our brothers and sisters.

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We ask Allah to liberate their sufferings,

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restore peace and tranquility into their lives,

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and strengthen their

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We ask Allah to

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give them the victory he promised

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Brothers and sisters, in the first few raka,

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we listen to the recitation of Surat Al

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Furqan.

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And Allah Subhanahu wa ta'ala in Surat Al

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Furqan towards the end, he gives us something

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that is very important for all of us

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to reflect on a jamaal. What is that?

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What is that?

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A checklist.

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It's a checklist, what is it called?

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That's the title.

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The slaves, the servants of the most merciful.

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What an amazing title is that Ajamal.

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What a special group, what a special club

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that is to be part of. Who wants

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to be part of this Ajamal?

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Allah, well you better raise your hand. Right?

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But that's a checklist, Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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gave you at the end of the surah

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a checklist. What does that mean?

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He gave you the titles, he gave you

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the criteria. How can you join that club?

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I'm sure that most of us are familiar

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with what it means to be a member

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of a specific club. Right? And some clubs

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are open for everybody.

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Some other clubs are very special clubs.

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Ibad al Rahman is one of those elitists.

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Anyone can, not anyone can sign up for

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that. Well actually, as a matter of fact,

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the membership is open for everybody.

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But how many of us can really claim

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that I have all these qualities?

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That's why it's really a very unique checklist.

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How many of us, and I would like

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to ask this question seriously, and I don't

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raise your hand for this, but reflect on

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this, and on the answer to this question.

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How many of us truly, truly sat down

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one day

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and looked at that list? When Allah says,

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the servants of the most merciful.

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You sat down

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and you start looking at each and every

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one of those criterias,

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every attribute, every description,

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every quality,

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every trait of Abu Adar Rahman, and he

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said, Alhamdulillah,

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check, check,

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check. And then he said,

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I don't know.

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Well, I need to work on this.

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Check. I need to work on this. How

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many of us have done that?

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Because Juma, Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, he speaks

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about people of Al Jannah in general. When

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he said among the people of Al Jannah,

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there's a special club called Abu Adur Rahman.

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How he described them subhanahu wa ta'ala.

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The first thing he said about them what?

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The servant is the most merciful. Those when

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they walk on this earth, they work with

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what? With humility and humbleness.

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They're not arrogant.

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They're not show off.

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They're not flamboyant. They're not.

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Our society today is based on what? The

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opposite of that quality.

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It's all about what? About me. I.

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And everybody has become their own martial art,

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their own celebrity.

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On their own social media, everybody's becoming their

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own success story, their own celebrity, their own,

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you know, even your own fan as well.

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And everybody just kinda trying to brag about

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this, subhanAllah.

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So it's becoming completely the opposite. And Allah

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says,

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the servant of the most merciful are those

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when they walk on earth, they work with

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humbleness and humility.

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When the foolish ones, when the ignorance, they

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speak to them, which means they speak

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ill language, foul foul language, what do they

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say? Peace.

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Even our society today when someone tells you,

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subhanallah speaks bad to you, what do you

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say? Peace. Right? And leave them.

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But that's exactly what Allah says to us.

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Peace. Leave them with peace. That's what it

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means. And then he described them with more

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When they when the night comes, they all

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were standing up and down in tahajjud for

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Allah.

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And those who ask Allah

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to protect them from It was unrelenting punishment.

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And Allah described them with many many other

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descriptions. One quality after the other, one quality

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after the other one.

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Go and check that list for yourself tonight

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before you go to sleep.

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See.

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Check that checklist. And you know what? Write

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it down as a checklist

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and start monitoring yourself.

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Am I part of that club?

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The membership is open for everybody. Men and

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women. Young and adults.

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Now it's up to you if you would

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like to join that club or not, based

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on how you do with these qualities right

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now. But one observation I want to share

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with you, specifically one of the qualities of.

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The first one. When Allah spoke about the,

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he says,

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those when they walk on earth in earth

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or on earth, they walk with humbleness and

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humility.

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So they're not, as Allah described another aya,

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what do they how do they walk? With

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arrogance.

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And they put their heels in the ground

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to show, of course, to keep their high

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their their their heads high with arrogance. No,

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no, no. They walk with humbles and humility.

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And part of that is when the foolish

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ones, when the ignorant speak to them, they

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would say peace.

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Now, what's the significance of bringing this quality

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to be the first thing?

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Because

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the mafasirim, they ask sometimes the question says,

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is there any significance for these for the

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order of these qualities?

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Or they're just random?

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So that's why

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they say, actually that order is is is

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meaningful.

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Why Allah chose this ayah to begin with,

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or this quality

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to start with to describe the people, the

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Ibad al Rahman,

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the the servant of the most merciful,

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because it's significant quality.

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Similarly, they give examples. Like at the beginning

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of

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when Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala spoke about the

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people of Surat Al Baqarah and the the

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muttaqeen. What did he say?

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The first quality about righteous ones, did he

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say what? Those who believe in the unseen.

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Before talking about salah and zakah, no, no,

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no. He says,

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they believe in the unseen. That's the first

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most important qualities of what? Of the muttaqin,

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the righteous ones.

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Similarly, when Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala minun

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spoke about the believers, what did he say?

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Success for other believers.

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Success for other believers. True success. Who are

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they?

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What did he say?

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He mentioned before anything else about their qualities,

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those when they pray, they pray with kashuun.

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Look, he did not actually praise them because

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they were believers.

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He didn't praise them because they they they

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prayed. They're believers. They should they should pray.

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No. He prays them because when they prayed,

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they prayed with what? With kashuah and focus.

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That's the unique quality for them. So that's

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why having it in our order is very

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unique and very special. So when Allah spoke

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about Ibad al Rahman, he says

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Those who want to walk, they walk with

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humbleness and humility.

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Why is that? Because what's the nature of

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mankind in Jema? Is it humbleness, humility, or

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arrogance?

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Your nafs,

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does it desire to be humble and, you

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know, kinda like unknown and ambiguous?

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Or or does it want to be known

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and be an outlier and all out there

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and so on?

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I mean, our social media tells us what

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we're really looking for.

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Even those who are most introverts

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would come to social media, they want to

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be out there for everybody.

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But in real life, they just wanna hide

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behind the screen.

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Still we wanna be out there and here

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Allah subhanahu says that look,

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on earth,

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it doesn't matter.

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You don't have to be known this much

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on earth, but you need to be known

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where?

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In heavens.

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Like, what matters if Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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knows you and people don't know about anything

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about you? Who cares? Allah knows me. Alhamdulillah.

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That's better for me. So Allah subhanahu wa

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ta'ala is promoting for us something that's not

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natural to us. That sense of humbleness and

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humility. No. We always like to fight for

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terfs. We always like to to to fight

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for positions, for for titles, for for, you

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know it's always competition.

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But here he says, humility and humbleness.

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Subhanahu wa ta'ala. And one of the signs

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of humility and humbleness is what?

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When the ignorant ones, when the foolish ones

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speak to them and speak bad to them,

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what do they say? Peace.

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We call this

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in the Arabic language, which means to overlook.

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Overlook and kind of like level of forgiveness.

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It's a level of forgiveness.

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Like I heard you, but intentionally I'm not

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going to respond to you.

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I saw that, but intentionally I'm going to

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overlook. I haven't I don't know if I

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haven't seen it. And they say that,

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overlooking is one of the qualities of the

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those who are elite that love the people

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of good character and manners.

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The high

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behaved, well behaved people that you overlook.

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Even though you're capable of retaliating

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or answering back, whatever that is, but you

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choose not to because

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it's. They also say,

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Overlooking is an art that is only perfected

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by the masters of happiness.

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Which means you wanna be happy in this

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life, you're gonna have to learn to overlook.

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Because if you're gonna keep stopping at every

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little thing that comes your way because your

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ego was hurt,

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then you're not gonna move anywhere in your

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life. That ego need to be humble,

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need to be put into a level of

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humility. Understand. Hey. It's not about you. It's

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not all about you.

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And it's still more than this, bigger than

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that. You're better than this. So you always

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have that sense of humility and humbleness. You

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put your ego there.

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Hey. Stay there. I don't want you to

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get up there. Stay there.

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Not because I can't. It's because I can

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I don't wanna do this? Why? For the

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sake of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala because I

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know a taghafal

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overlooking is one of those beautiful qualities as

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Allah mentioned in this ayah.

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Who was the master in this field of

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jamaah? Rasulullah hia sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. Like,

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all his career and his mission

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was about taghaful.

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Like, especially the the first 13 years in

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Makkah.

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He was hurt, he was insulted, he was

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spoke bad to salallahu alayhi. They were physically

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assaulted salawatullah wa salamu alayhi. And Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala kept telling the prophet salallahu alayhi

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overlook and forgive.

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Make sure that you forgive the most beautiful

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way.

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Was the prophet so incapable of retaliation?

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He was. But he chose not to. Why?

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Because he was on a mission.

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He was on a mission.

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My mission has nothing to do with this

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dunya.

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To win in this dunya is not my

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my big deal. I mean, that comes as

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tawfiq from Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. Allah

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might throw the dunya under your feet

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as a reward for you,

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as a test as well too.

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But as you try to pursue dunya yourself,

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you're gonna get exhausted.

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You're gonna get exhausted. And it's not really

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about

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having possessions in life that's when it comes

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to being humble or arrogant, it's not about

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how much you have in your hand. Being

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humble doesn't mean you have to be poor.

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You can be a

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millionaire, and you're still humble.

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Because it's not about that you own things.

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It's about that these things are on you.

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That's what matters the most.

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But then when he came to Madinah right

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now, it was different.

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Right now, he was given the permission

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to defend himself

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and retaliate. And that's why Badr happened, Uhud

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happened, khandaq happened. But after the khandaq, what

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happens?

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When he got the opportunity right now to

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to strike peace with them, what did he

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do?

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He sought peace.

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In the most critical moment of doing Surah

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Al Hudaybiyyah,

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as they arrogantly

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trying to dictate certain rules and certain, you

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know, provisions of that agreement under Surah Al

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Hissalallahu Alaihi Salam, what was he doing?

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Sure. We'll take that. I accept. That's fine.

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Like, wow. As Sahaba were upset.

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Omar was not happy with it. You Rasulullah,

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why do you accept all these agreements? Why

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so? Aren't we the strongest one? Here's, you,

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Omar. Just leave it.

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Because the prophet was on a mission. It's

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not about winning the battle of jama'ah.

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It's about winning the heart.

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And that's what the prophet, sallam, was all

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about. At taraful,

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the purpose of it was really to win

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the hearts of the people.

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Where do we need takafil in our lives?

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In all

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aspects of our lives.

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At home, you need a lot of takafil,

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Ajamal.

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Right?

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Brothers and sisters,

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you need a lot of

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when you see your spouse doing this or

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doing that. Subhanallah, just overlook this and overlook

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that, overlook. Your kids doing things, same thing

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you have to overlook. Like, you need to

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choose your battles, really. You need to choose

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your battles. At work, the same thing. You

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need to overlook certain things. In real life,

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you overlook certain things. Some people, they say

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things to you, you have to smile sometimes.

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Not because I cannot answer back or even

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curse back, actually. I can, but I choose

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not to because I wanna have that.

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Now some of us might ask, wait a

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minute. Does that mean that I'm gonna be

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a pushover on you and that's a doormat

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everywhere I go? No. We don't say that.

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Look. If you don't have the option to

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respond anyway, there is no virtue in this.

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There is no virtue in patience if you

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have no other option.

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Where does it become virtuous? It's when you

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have an option to respond differently, but you

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choose not to because you're looking to be

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from Ibad al Rahman.

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So when your spouse choose to say a

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word that is very offensive to you. I

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can make a big deal out of it,

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but you know what? I'm gonna overlook this

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because I know he or she has,

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other good qualities. Maybe there wasn't a moment

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for them. Maybe there was a wrong timing

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for it. I will give them excuses and

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overlook that. With my children, with my parents,

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with my in laws, with my friends, I

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try to overlook as much as I can

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because that's the akhlaq of Ibad al Rahman.

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But once again,

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that doesn't mean

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you actually go all the way until you

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lose your own akhlaq and manners with them?

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What does that mean? Mean, am I allowed

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to,

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respond to somebody being offensive to me? Look.

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There are 2 ways of doing that. There's

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the path of justice and the path of

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of

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Hassan, and we spoke about that from before.

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The path of justice is when you reply,

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you know, or retaliate equally.

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If someone says something bad to you, are

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you allowed to respond to them? You are

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allowed to respond to them.

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You are allowed. That's called justice. But is

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it recommended to respond in the same way?

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The answer is no. So what do I

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do? Do ihsan.

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And what does ihsan mean? It means excellence

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and perfection. How do you do that? Through,

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which means to forgive and overlook

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to the maximum that you can,

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or you go with fadl, which means be

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gracious with them.

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Do you owe them to be muhsin with

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them? No. You owe it to yourself.

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So you have the path of justice

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or the path of Ihsan. So a taghafel

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goes on the path of Ihsan. Even though

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you are allowed to seek the path of

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justice, there is no shame on doing that,

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but it does not guarantee you peace and

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it doesn't put you in the quality of

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Ibad al Rahman.

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So my dear brothers and sisters, tonight before

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you go to sleep, go read ayaat and

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suratul Furkan.

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Go and write down all the lists and

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the qualities Allah spoke about, Ibad al Rahman,

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and then start seeing yourself in that list.

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Are you a member of that club or

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not?

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If you are, may Allah bless you and

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bless your family,

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and continue to keep you in that membership,

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in that club until we meet your lord

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If not, you still have about 13 more

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days in sha Allahu ta'ala, Monday Ramadan,

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so you can get that membership before it's

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too late. And may Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala

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to make us some money.

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We ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala to make

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us among those who are humble. In this

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dunya, we ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala make

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it for his sake

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We ask Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, to give

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us that peace and tranquility in our hearts,

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in our lives, in this dunya and

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