Being Thankful For What We Have

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Yasir Qadhi

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Tip number seven

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Zani hi dee

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dee

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dee doo

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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Alhamdulillah All praise is due to Allah the coordinator Aziz the one full of myton power. He hears the plea of the one in distress and is ever near. The one who controls the winds and clouds and sends down the rain and showers. He revealed to us a book in a language that is ever clear. The Lord of the seven heavens and earth the Bestower of light, the one who knows the hour he is aware of our situation and our needs. He is this Amir and the bossier know dear Muslims that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has commanded us to be conscious of him when he says in the Quran yeah you Hello Xena Amano taco la haka. toccata wala Timo tune in to Muslim on dear Muslims. In a hadith reported in both Imam

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Al Bukhari Saha and among Muslims are here, the highest level of authenticity. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam commanded us own guru element who is Fela min kumala tambura illa men who are folk welcome, look at those who are less privileged than you and do not look at those who are at a higher status than you further deca Judo because that is more befitting that you do not trivialize Allah's blessings on you. Look at those who are less fortunate than you look at those who are more deprived. And don't look at those who are higher up. Don't look at those whom you think have more wealth or more status or more power, because when you look at those lesser than you

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deprived, you will feel thankful and you will appreciate the blessings of Allah subhana wa tada on

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You this hadith dear Muslims, it teaches us an important aspect of psychology of Islamic psychology that we don't compare ourselves with the haves. We compare ourselves with the have nots. We don't compare ourselves with the elite. We compare ourselves with the poor. We don't compare ourselves with the powerful, we look at those who are meek, those who are oppressed, and then we compare ourselves with them. And this is a rule that we should establish in our lives. This is a rule that we should always be adhering to, and that is that we look at those whom Allah has blessed us to be in safer and more sound situations and circumstances. Because there is no limit to the possessions

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of this world, there is no limit to the material blessings. And if you continually look up and up and up, then the ladder does not stop. It does not stop. You might think the richest person in the world has reached the heights of the ladder. But it's not just wealth. How about health? How about mental sanity, sanity? How about marital status? How about a sound household? How about children who love you, if you open this door of comparing blessings, there is no end and you're always gonna see the grass greener on the other side. That's not what we do. We shut that door immediately. We shut that door immediately. We don't look we don't look at the haves. We look at the have nots, and we

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compare ourselves with those who do not have the blessings that Allah Subhana which Allah has given us. And this dear brothers and sisters, this hadith comes in so pertinent and handy. In light of all that has happened in the last week. In light of all of the ups and downs and trials and tribulations that all of us have been through. Almost all of us have had to huddle up with our families, no electricity, no warmth, we don't know the uncertainty is there, we're feeling the cold of this Arctic freeze, the roads are blocked. For some amongst us, even the food supplies dwindled. And we felt an element of fear an element of uncertainty. And it's at times like this, that we need to

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remind ourselves Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah hamdulillah dear brothers and sisters, Allah has blessed me to visit some of the refugee camps of our Syrian brothers and our Palestinian brothers. In the winter, in January of last year, I was actually one year from ago from now, I was actually in a Syrian refugee camp. And this last week, it reminded me vaguely vaguely because our circumstances are not the same. It reminded me of what I had seen. But you see, there is no actual comparison. We have actual houses, physical houses, we have Hamdulillah, a period of time of uncertainty. And we know in Medina shala, that within a few days, things are gonna be back to

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normal. There is light at the end of the tunnel, no one amongst us actually started at MD Latham. And under the law, even if the food in our own pantry fell short, we had neighbors, we had community, we knew that inshallah, tada, something's going to happen.

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And we also did not have the stress of Civil War, the stress of bombs, the stress of armies patrolling outside, when you look at those that are deprived and less fortunate, all of a sudden, you feel so blessed and fortunate, and Hamdulillah, what is a few days of inconvenience in light of the years of blessings that Allah has given us? So what if we didn't have electricity for a few days, every single day, we don't even think about the blessings of electricity. That's exactly what our Prophet system said, let us do Rania Mata La La come so that you do not trivialize the blessings that Allah has given you. You start taking those blessings for granted. What a blessing it is that

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we're deprived of electricity just for a few days, so that we appreciate the blessings that we have, what a blessing it is that just for a few days, our food supply it's not taken away. It's pinched, just for a few days, and all of a sudden, we are awakened to the realities of Allah's blessing surrounding us were interviewed do near Mata la de la Torre Sua. If you attempted to count the blessings of Allah you would not even be able to count them Subhana Allah dear Muslims in this last week, you know, we thought that the COVID situation was bad enough. We thought that what more could happen but should handle law we were tested. And Allah azza wa jal gave us the quota and the power

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law how La Casa La Villa to overcome that test. We were tested in ways

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That nobody could have imagined this is the Arctic winter that they say the first time in Texas, how many of us our houses are also you know, pipes burst and whatnot and still Alhamdulillah we are here safe and sound warm and dry. our stomachs are full, we made it through. And this shows us as well do Muslims that when Allah puts you through a test, he will give you the means to overcome that test as well. When Allah subhana wa tada tests you and he sends one difficulty down along with that difficulty he sends multiple E's for in numerous restrung in numerous Yusra with every use with every resource, there's going to be multiple users. And this is the reality of a lot of xojo

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testing, that even in his testing, his Rama is manifested and even in his trials, His mercy is indicated dear Muslims, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam it is authentically reported that whenever something happened, that he did not like the situation was not in accordance with how he wanted it to go. He would say Alhamdulillah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah is thanked in all situations and when something happened according to what he likes, he would say Alhamdulillah Hilary Bennett Murthy masala had all praises due to a lot because it is his through his blessings that all good things come to perfection. But in both circumstances we say Alhamdulillah in both circumstances

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Alhamdulillah he Allah Cooley has and Alhamdulillah la de benevity Etta masala had we always praise Allah, we constantly glorify His magnificence. We never ever complain except to Allah subhanho wa Taala and we always look at the bright side and we compare ourselves with those that are less fortunate so that we appreciate a lot of blessings on all of us may Allah subhana wa tada blessed me and you within through the Quran, and may make us of those who is versus they understand and applies halal and haram throughout our lifespan as scholars forgiveness he was will ask him for his love of food and the ramen.

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Alhamdulillah we praise Allah subhana wa tada the one and the unique, he alone do we worship and it is his aid that we seek. He is the Lord of the oppressed and the one who answers the call of the week in Surah tober verse 51 there is a beautiful verse that I would recommend all of us to memorize Surah tober verse 51 is a verse that we should always think about at times of difficulty and at times of calamity. Colon you see been in Qatar Bala who Lana Who am Alanna, what are the La Jolla to me no

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se announced everybody should announce this in their hearts and upon their tongues. This is a proclamation for the Muslim ummah. What is that proclamation, letting you see by illa cuttable la Helena. Nothing shall ever happened to us, except whatever a law has decreed. This is an affirmation of other this is an affirmation that all that is in this earth is under the mukhiya and the Ruby of Allah subhanho wa Taala nothing happens except with his command put it on your sleeve and illimitable lalana that affirmation is then followed by a proclamation who are molana He is our molar cutter doesn't just come out of the blue color comes from our robe and who is our Rob our Rob

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is our molar and why did a lot choose the name molar in this verse? What has the term molar got to do with other because molar means friend and protector? molar means the one who will take care of you. Allahu alayhi you Latina amanu Allah is the one of the believers so the one who puts us in any situation Poland you see when Illa marketable Alana who is that one? Is he the one who doesn't like us is the the one who wants to punish us He is our molar Who am Oh Nana How can our molar abandon us? How can our molar not help us? Whenever something happens? Then you'll see Ben Illa marketable load and who am Oh Lana. So we affirm the other we link it to Allah being our molar and then what is

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the thumb or what is the fruit what happens? Why the law he failure to work? Me known once you affirm other and you link it to the lie of Allah subhanho wa Taala the automatic result is going to be what tawakkol why the law he failure to warn me no tawakkol I don't control anything. I don't have the power to do anything. Allah is the Mola and Allah is in charge and when Allah is that when he and Allah is Rahmani Raheem, what do I have to worry about? I'll do what I can but I'll leave the rest to Allah and Allah is the molar and whatever he has decreed is best and whatever

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He has decreed he will help me overcome it. This is what he man does. This is the beauty of our faith. Dear Muslims, it gives us sanity at times of insanity, it gives us comfort at times of discomfort, it makes sense in a very chaotic world and we thank Allah subhana wa tada for the blessings of Iran and Islam. And we thank Allah for having guided us to this for we would never be guided had it not been for his guide for his guidance. And I asked Allah to say, mean with me, Oh Allah we asked you as the right man under him over Allah we asked you that you leave no sin of ours, except that you have forgiven it and no debt of ours except that you have repaid it and no dead of

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ours except that you have forgiven it and no need of ours except that you have fulfilled it. Oh Allah bless Islam and its people and the oma make it blessed and peaceful and protected from those who desire for an evil You are the Kogi and the Aziz all Muslims Allah subhana wa tada has commanded you with a command that he began with himself and then he seconded with the angels themselves, and then he followed it up with us ourselves for he says in the Quran in a la vida Echo, you saw Luna either nebby Yeah, you under the amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam with us Lima Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik we have the karasuma Mohammed Ali he was a big Marine, everybody the law in the law how to

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