The 10 Factors That Will Save You From Hellfire

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AI: Summary © The importance of practicing good deeds and avoiding bad deeds is emphasized in Allah's realm. The Galatians' stance on Sabr is also discussed, with emphasis on maximizing impact and finding connections with the right people. Different gifts and incentives are discussed, including sh immigrants, devils, and goddamn, and the importance of constantly doing good deeds and bringing a smile to others is emphasized. The speaker emphasizes the need for individuals to be more vocal in their daily lives to attain forgiveness and protect from punishment.
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Today, insha Allahu ta'ala, we're going to briefly

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go over

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a very important list that

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Sheikh Hulsam ibn Taymiyyah

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discusses and Ibn Qayyim elaborates on. And it

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is a simple and easy list. If you

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can memorize it, it's good. If you wanna

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take quick notes inshallah, that would also be

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useful.

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Ibn Taymiyyah, after reading the Quran and sunnah,

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he has called

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10

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specific

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aspects

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that save us from

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the adab of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala in

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the akhirah.

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So this is a list that Ibn Taymiyyah

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mentions multiple times, and his student, Ibn Qayyim,

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he expounds on.

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What are the ten factors

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that save a person

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from adabu jahannam

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that are mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah.

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It's a very important list to know.

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4 of these

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are things we can do right here and

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now.

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2 of these

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are not in our hands, but in our

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family, and friends, and relatives.

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So that's 4 +2 gives us? Masha'Allah. You're

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good at math, so good. Alhamdulillah.

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Alhamdulillah.

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Another 2

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are pure gifts from Allah and His Messenger.

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That gives us how much?

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8.

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And the final 2

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are not desirable,

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but they are lesser punishments that save us

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from the biggest punishment.

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There you don't want those last 2, but

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it is still better than the alternative, which

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is adab of jahannam.

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So that's the 10 list. We're gonna go

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over it 1 by 1. Is that clear?

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That's gonna be our talk for today. And

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I hope insha Allah by the end of

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this talk,

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I will randomly choose any one person,

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and what will you be able to do?

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Answer

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them.

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List all of these 10

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in tarteeb and order with evidences. No, not

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without evidence, but at least

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memorize the 10. Good enough? We don't have

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time for a detailed discussion of the evidences

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and the nuances, but I just wanted to

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share with you. So let us begin.

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The first four

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are

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the primary.

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This is the crux, this is the main,

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because these 4 are in our hands.

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Right? The first four are what are the

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most important

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for us to navigate through.

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Number

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12

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go together.

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Tawba and Istighfar.

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Tawba

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and istighfar.

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And these are the most powerful and the

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most important and the most necessary.

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And that's

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why, even in my own khata rastuat, Ramadan,

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constantly emphasizing tawbah and istighfar,

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because nothing competes with these 2 in terms

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of efficiency, in terms of practicality.

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And of course, tawba and istighfar,

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if you have 2 Venn diagrams, right, you

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guys know your Venn diagrams, right, istighfar

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is a subset of tawba.

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Tawba is broader and within it is istighfar.

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So istighfar

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properly done automatically necessitates what?

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Tawba. But tawba is broader than what? You

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remember your Venn diagrams from grade 3, that's

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good, alhamdulillah,

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jayid.

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So tawba

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is

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generic returning to Allah,

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And you don't need to do istighfar

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to do tawba.

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Because tawba is a state of the heart.

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Tawba is literally from returning, taba yatubu.

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So you are a sinner,

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and you turn your back on the sin

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and towards Allah that's dawba.

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And that is done by a frame of

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mind.

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That is done by a niya of the

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heart.

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That is done by feeling a sense of

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regret and remorse, and wanting to live a

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better life. That's tawba right there.

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Now, in order to perfect tawba, you should

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also jump into that little sub circle of

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istighfar.

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And istighfar

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is the act of asking forgiveness.

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Istighfar

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is the act of asking forgiveness.

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Right? And so

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you can have tawba without Istighfar because I

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guess it's a broader concept. You feel regret

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and remorse, that is tawba.

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An nada mu tawba is the hadith. Feeling

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regret is the essence of tawba. Wanting to

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live a better life is the beginning step

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zone of tawba.

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But the perfection of tawba also requires istighfar.

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And so istighfar,

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the act of asking Allah's forgiveness,

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Astaghfirullah.

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Astaghfirullah.

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Or anything. Allamanika ghafoor. Allamanika afoon tuhibwal aafaa.

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This is all istighfar.

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So istighfar is the act of forgiveness. Now

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the amazing thing on this list,

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1 and 2 are the most powerful,

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and 1 and 2 are the easiest,

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and 1 and 2 are guaranteed.

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There's just no question about it. If you

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do tawba, you practice his tighfar, you are

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guaranteed

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to be saved from jahannam.

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The evidences for this are too many. Today's

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lecture, we don't have time for evidences. Wamaqanallahuwazibahumwazibahum

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yastaghfirun.

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Allah will never punish them when they're doing

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istighfar. This is in the Quran. Wamakanallamu

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adhibahuami astaghfirun. Anyway, today is not the evidences,

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today is the concepts. So, number 1, it's

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tawba number 2 is istighfar. Right? And you

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all understand the concept and the point between

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tawba and istighfar.

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Number 3.

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Number 3.

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Of what prevents us from the adab of

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Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala,

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is good deeds.

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You merely doing good deeds

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is going to extinguish your bad deeds.

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Even if you have bad deeds, and I

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talked about this last khatra I gave right

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here with you guys.

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Even if you have a habitual

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sin,

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don't let that stop you from habitual good

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deeds.

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Even if you have a lifestyle

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of addiction,

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That's not good. I'm not exonerating. I'm not

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giving you the green license, but I'm saying

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don't let that lifestyle of addiction

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stop you from another alternative

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lifestyle of

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good.

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Good deeds

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extinguishes bad deeds.

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So make sure you always have good deeds,

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good deeds, good deeds. No matter what your

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bad deeds are, that's a separate category.

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The fact that you're doing good deeds is

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in and of itself an exoneration.

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It is a point of salvation.

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It is a mechanism

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to attain forgiveness and to be saved from

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Allah's

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punishment. That's point number 3.

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Number 4

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of what saves us from punishment because of

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our bad deeds, saves us from adab of

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. Number 4,

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the tragedies of this dunya,

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the pain,

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the suffering,

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the anxiety,

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the stress,

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the grief,

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those

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problems,

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if we deal with them in an Islamic

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manner,

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automatically

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it absolves our sins, and it protects us

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from the punishment of Allah.

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Although we don't want

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trouble in life,

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when life

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becomes troublesome,

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we console ourselves

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that this is a mechanism of forgiveness.

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We don't ask for a difficult life. We

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want an easy life. Rabbanatinafidunya

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hasana wafil akhdihasana.

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But when life becomes difficult,

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when we have stress, anxiety,

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grief of any nature,

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any nature, whether it is health related,

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whether it is family related,

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whether it is friendship, politics,

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Islamophobia,

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our brothers and sisters in ghazah, bombs are

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falling on them. Life is difficult.

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That in and of itself,

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if they

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are patient, and I talked about patience multiple

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times. We don't have time to talk today

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about about that. If they accept

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that this is happening for a wisdom Allah

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knows best, and they must display

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a level of stoic sabr,

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a level of dignified

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response. Allah is in charge, Allah is our

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Mawla. Inna lillahuayna laihirajir'un.

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You fight it to change it, no problem,

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because stoicism

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is not

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giving up, it's not throwing in the towel.

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It is a dignified

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response.

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You accept

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Allah is in charge, and you placate the

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pain by looking forward to the ajr of

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the akhirah. That's the essence of sabr. The

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essence of patience is not that you give

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up, you withdraw. The essence of patience, you

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link your pain and suffering to the reward

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of Allah. So it helps you cope with

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the difficulty, and you look forward. There is

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light at the end of every dark tunnel.

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That's what sabr does. No matter how difficult

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life is, there shall be a better time

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for you, if not in this world, in

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the akhirah. That's point number 4.

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And every one of us battles through the

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troubles of life. And in battling the troubles

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of life, we extinguish the sins that we

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have. Allah mentions in the Quran, Innamayawafasabu

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alajanbighayi hisab. And Allah says in the Quran,

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every musiwa that happens to you, Youafoo an

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kathir

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Because of it, you are forgiven. And our

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prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam said, Ma'asaba Abdulhammunwala

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Hazanunwala,

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Hazanunwala,

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forgot the next Arabic word. No pain or

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grief or anxiety,

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Museeba afflicts a person.

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Not even a shawka, yusabuhah,

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not even a thorn that pricks him, and

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he is patient, except that because of it,

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Allah

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will raise him, darajat, and forgive his sins.

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So point number 4 is what?

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Tragedy.

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Battling tragedy through sabr, the calamities of life,

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the stress of life. These 4 are in

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our hands.

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Correct?

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These 4, we are the ones that Allah

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has blessed us to have the power to

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do that with Allah's help. Okay. That's the

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4 in our hands. The 2 in the

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hands of family and friends, not in our

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hands.

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The 2 in other people that can help

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us, and what they do can affect us

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positively,

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to extinguish our sins, to

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protect us from Allah's punishment.

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So number 5 now, because we're doing the

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whole list. Right? So number 5

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and number 1 on our list of other

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people is

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du'a and istighfar of other people for us.

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Du'a and istighfar of other people for us.

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And the more sincere and specific du'a and

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istighfar is, the more powerful it is. And

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the more generic, it might be effective but

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it is not that powerful. So a generic,

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I just made du'a today.

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Oh Allah, forgive all the Muslim.

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And that is a generic dua.

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How many Muslims in the world today?

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1,900,000,000. 1,700,000,000. How many have lived in all

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14 centuries?

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Another 5,000,000,000? I don't know. I'm just guessing.

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5, 10,000,000,000? Okay.

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15,000,000,000,

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10,000,000,000,

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and I made one dua for

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all of them.

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They'll get, insha'Allah, a little bit of it.

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Right? Every time you make dua for the

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Muslims,

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and then when you are gone, people make

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dua for the Muslims.

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You are one of them. Correct? So yes,

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you get a little. But now suppose somebody

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remembers you by name. Okay. What's your name,

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brother?

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Muhammad. What a beautiful name. Khalas. Okay. Suppose

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when you are may Allah give you a

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long life, but eventually you have to go.

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When you are gone,

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your friend says, may Allah have mercy on

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Muhammad.

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He really helped me out when I needed

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his help.

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That dua, do you think it's gonna have

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the same weight as when I just say,

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oh, Allah, forgive all the Muslims, and that

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includes you out of 15,000,000,000?

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Right. So now we have

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dua and istighfar

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specifically for you, but it's the same concept.

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Right? This is point number what?

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5. Point number 5. Point number 6,

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the gifting of good deeds to you after

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you're gone.

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The gifting of good deeds to you after

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you're gone. Okay?

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So what is your name?

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Kareem.

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I should know. Sorry. Okay. Kareem.

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Inshallah, you also live a long life. I

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know you guys are young, so these are

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not don't get morbid here. You have a

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long life. But eventually, what's gonna happen? He

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won't be here. It's just a fact that

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I won't be here. Right? InshaAllah.

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Kareem's

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grandchildren.

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You will get married. Don't worry. We're all

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making du'a for you.

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Special dua for him. Look. He's so happy,

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excited. Alhamdulillah. His night has been made. Khalas.

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He's gonna go.

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All the other brothers are waiting for me

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to point fingers at them too.

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He Look, he's already turning red, Bijada. SubhanAllah.

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Should have chosen somebody the Karim skin color.

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Anyway, let us Okay.

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Literally Anyway, let's not embarrass him more. Okay.

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Kareem,

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insha'Allah, will get married. Yeah. And insha'Allah, he'll

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have kids and grandkids.

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Crisis. But eventually, they have to we all

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have to go back to Allah.

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And insha Allah, one day his grandkids are

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gonna remember

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our jed, Kareem.

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Jaddana.

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He did so much for us. They're gonna

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go for Hajj and Umrah on him.

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An entire

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hajj gifted for kareem.

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What's gonna happen? That's a massive gift. Right?

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So points 45

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sorry, 56?

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Du'a. Du'a and?

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Gift. Now, let me ask you.

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Why will anybody

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mention you in a dua or gift you

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a good deed? You helped

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them. Because you have affected them positively. You

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did something good for them. So, in reality,

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this

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You did something good for them.

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So in reality, this goes back to point

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number 3,

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good deeds. But it is a subcategory point

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number 3,

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which should incentivize

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every one of us to concentrate on good

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deeds

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that, that do what?

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That

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help other people.

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The more people you help,

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and that's why there's 2 categories of good

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deeds. Your personal ritual is very important, but

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then there's also Muamalat.

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And our religion has come to perfect both.

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And for some aspects,

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the Ibadat are more important, but for other

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aspects and the general rule, Muamalat are more

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important. Because Allah forgives

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shortcomings in Ibadat easily,

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but muamalat is a different thing.

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And it is possible when you do good

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unto others,

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that will actually benefit you much longer and

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in many different ways than if you go

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pray tahajjud in the privacy of your house.

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So points number 5 and 6, specific dua

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and istirfar, and also general dua and istirfar,

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and specific gifting of good deeds.

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These are some of the most powerful ways

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to absolve yourself of the punishment of Allah,

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, and earn higher reward. That

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means you better start maximizing,

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bringing smiles on the faces of other people.

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You better start maximizing

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impacting people in good ways

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because you're gonna bank on number 56.

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You're gonna want that, but you cannot It's

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not in your hands. But without a doubt,

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we all know this. SubhanAllah, we all have

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friends that have passed on. We all make

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dua for them the first day they're gone.

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And only a few of them, every once

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in a while, will remember them. We're like,

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may Allah have mercy on that brother. May

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Allah That Who are those people? They're the

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ones who, in this dunya, they impacted you.

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So you better also be amongst them. So

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this is point number what? 56.

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Okay. Move on to

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7 and 8. And we said these are

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pure gifts from Allah and his messenger. We

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cannot count on them, but Allah chooses and

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the prophet, salallahu alayhi wa sallam, chooses with

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the permission of Allah. So point number

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7 is the shafa'ah of our prophet shafa'ah

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of our Prophet, salallahu alaihi wa sallam. He

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will make shafa'ah

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and Allah will accept his shafa'ah,

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but we cannot guarantee we will be in

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that category. We cannot. That's not You cannot

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work your way there guaranteed,

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but

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you

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can try your best to be in that

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category.

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How so? Again, there are, you know, techniques

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to do so. Of them, increase your salat

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and salam upon the Prophet shalallahu alaihi wa

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sallam. Of them, after the adhan, you make

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the special dua because our Prophet said, Whoever

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does that, then my shifa'a, I'll make it

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from on the day of judgment. Right?

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And other ways as well to make shifa'a.

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And also of them is to say the

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kalima. Our prophet, salaam, said that my shifa'a

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is for all of my ummah who says

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the kalima with Ikhlas. Say

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la ilaha illallah, and you say it. And

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that is the way one of the ways

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you get to shawah of the prophet sallallahu

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alaihi wa sallam. So the prophet sallallahu alaihi

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wa sallam's

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shafa'a

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is for his entire ummah, and Allah will

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accept some of that shafa'ah.

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So it means

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somebody was destined to be punished.

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Somebody didn't make the cut, he made a

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d minus on the exam of Allah. He

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didn't pass.

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And he was destined for jahannam,

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but our Prophet shalallahu alaihi wa sallam made

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shafa'ah,

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And because he made shafa'a,

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then that person is allowed to go in,

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even though he didn't earn the marks.

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Now, that shafa'a, again, you cannot count on

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it, but you can try. And the way

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you do so, again, there are ways to

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do so. Of them is you do dhikr,

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you say the kalima. Of them is, again,

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you help the ummah of the prophet salallahu

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alayhi wasalam. These are all ways that you

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try your best to get the shifa'ah of

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the prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam. Extra salat and

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salam, these are ways. That's number what now?

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7. Number 7. Okay. Number 8. Again, this

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is purely a gift from Allah

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that mentioned in Hadith and Bukhari that Allah

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subhanahu wa ta'ala will

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ask the angels to make shifa'a. I mean,

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number 8 actually, you can say. Number 8

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has multiple categories. The shifa'a, the process on

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the shifa'a, the angels, the shifa'a of the

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saliheen.

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This is a larger category. We don't have

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time for an academic lecture. And all of

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these, you cannot guarantee them. So for example,

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the shahid will make shifa'a for 70 people.

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Okay. The hafil in the hadith in Tirmidhi

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will make shifa'a for 10 people. Okay. The

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alim will make shifa'ah for x amount of

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people. Righteous people will make shifa'ah. And by

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the way, this means you should associate with

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the righteous people, that you should marry into

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righteous people. Okay? All of you young brothers

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make a generic dua. May Allah grant you

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righteous spouses. Generic dua. Say, amen.

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Look at the loud amen,

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You brothers as well that are single. As

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for those that are married, I don't I

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don't wanna get in trouble, so I can't

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say anything. But for those that are I

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can't say anything, Rob. I'm saying this. For

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For those that are single, may Allah grant

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you a righteous spouse. Say, amen. Amen. Look

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at how loud, mashaAllah. Okay, alhamdulillah.

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You want to marry righteous

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and you want to be associated with righteous,

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and you wanna

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have friends with the right

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because one of the categories, you cannot bank

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on it, you cannot guarantee

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help, but you help yourself in this regard,

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you help yourself by

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associating

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people that Allah will give right of shifa'atuh.

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Right? And those people, it's in the hadith

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it mentions. Again, I'm going a little bit

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academic, time is tight here. But

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on the day of judgment, Allah will say

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to the shahid, Allah will say to the

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hafil,

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choose 10 people.

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Allah will give a quota to the righteous

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people. Allah will say to the 'aram, Allah

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will say to choose this many people. And

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obviously, this is an honor,

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because in front of everybody he's being a

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quota. Right? So, the shahid, the hafil, the

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adam, the the righteous person, the wali is

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told, choose 50 people.

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Isn't it a badge of honor Allah gave

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me 50 now? A technical point. 50 here

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does not mean

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that it's guaranteed

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because he is not God.

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50 is a shafaa.

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Shafa'ah means, yeah, okay. If Allah wants to,

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he'll accept. And if Allah can say no,

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Allah has the right to say no. Because

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then it's not a, you know, get out

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of jail free card. That's not it doesn't

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Allah doesn't play games. But Allah honors some

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people,

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and Allah chooses to use some people to

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forgive others. Allah knows in the end of

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the day, obviously. So Allah chooses the righteous,

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and this righteous will say, you know what?

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This sinner there, I know he was a

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drunkard, but he helped me out in such

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and such a day. Oh, Allah, please, one

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of that 15 quarter, 50 quarter, I use

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him. And Allah will say, okay, khalas, I'll

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give it as well. And Allah might say

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no, because in the end it's up to

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Allah. But the point is shafa'a.

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That's number what now? 8. 8. Now, obviously,

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the shafa'a of the number 7. Right? The

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shafa'a of the process is the highest category,

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obviously. But all the other shafa'a come under

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there. Number 9

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is,

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again, pure gift, and that is Allah chooses

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some people who don't deserve, and Allah's rahma

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will come upon them even though they don't

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deserve it. And again, you cannot bank on

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this. You cannot you cannot guarantee it. Again,

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this is something we find in the hadith

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as well. Allah will say on the day

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of judgment to the angels,

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make shafa'ah for whoever you want, and the

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angels will choose. And generally speaking, the angels

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choose the people who do righteous deeds, especially

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the ones do it in private. Especially for

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example, salatul tahajjud, reading Quran, what nobody knew

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about but the angels knew about. The angels

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will primarily choose them. Right? And then Allah

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will say to the prophets, then Allah will

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say to the hifab, Allah will say to

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the righteous, and every person will be given

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that quota. Then Allah will say, anybody left,

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every person will be given that quota. Then

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Allah will say, anybody left? And the quotas

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have all been given. Then Allah will say,

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all of the Shafi'een have given the Shafa'a,

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and no one is left except Arhamurruhaymeen.

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Then Allah will choose

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people that were left by everybody.

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Allah will choose,

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and Allah will take people who were destined

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for jahannam

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for something in their hearts we don't know.

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Something they had,

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and they didn't get the shafah of anybody

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else. And Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala will cause

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them to enter Jannah. Again, you cannot bank

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on that. You cannot work to achieve it.

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It's just a gift from Allah. So this

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is category 8. Now, categories

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9 and 10, we said, we don't want.

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We seek Allah's refuge for. We don't want.

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But they are lesser punishments

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that some people,

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they're just not gonna be forgiven, but they

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don't deserve jahannam.

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Okay. They're not gonna be forgiven,

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but they don't deserve jahannam. So they will

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be punished,

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but not in jahannam. We do not want

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that.

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And that's categories 9 and 10. Categories

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9, adab ul kabr

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and fitnatul kabr. And category 10,

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the pain and the anxiety on the day

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of judgment.

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Okay? That's 9 and 10. So,

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generally speaking, categories 9 and 10, obviously, not

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jen. We don't want them at all, but

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they're better than the alternative, and the alternative

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is the adab of Allah and jannah. We

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don't want that. So for example, category 9,

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you know, the kattaat that is mentioned in

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the hadith. The one who was a troublemaker

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amongst friends,

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tell tattletailing in order to break the bonds.

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That's just nasty.

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That's evil.

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And that person doesn't deserve

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full forgiveness, maybe. But at the same time,

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maybe if he is righteous in praying and

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fasting,

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maybe he doesn't deserve jahannam. Right? So the

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prophet told us that

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Atat,

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the one who's

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backbiting and gossiping to break friends, like, you

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know, your friend might do something silly and

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say something you shouldn't say about another friend.

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You go and you tell her, hey, you

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know what so and so said about you.

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Okay. Even if he messed up, why do

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you have to break friendship?

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Even if he back bited, why did you

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have to be the tattletale?

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Right? Why did you have to be the

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snitch to actually break the friendship? Because you

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caused more damage.

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You could have just stayed quiet. So the

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one who made that a lifestyle You know,

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the

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gossiper and wallahi social media is one of

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the worst amplifiers of this. A'udhubillah.

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A'udhubillah.

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The cancel culture and the all of this

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type of stuff. As you know, I'm totally

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against this. This type of, you know, thriving

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on drama,

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right, creating

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havoc in the community.

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Maybe they have personal righteous deeds that cause

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them to be forgiven in the end, but

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they don't know that. And so, in the

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kabr for eons and eons and eons, until

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the day of judgment, they shall be punished.

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And they don't know what their net result

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is, only to find out on the day

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of judgment they're actually forgiven, but after all

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of that has happened. So we don't want

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that. Right? And also we know certain sins.

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I have a whole long lecture about the

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sins that get punishment. We don't want those.

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So category 9 is punishment of the kabr.

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Category 10, the anxiety and punishment on the

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day of judgment itself.

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Right? On the day of judgment, there will

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be stress

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for a category of people. Another category, no

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stress.

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There will be a category under the shade

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of Allah's throne, a category drinking from the

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fountain, a category fully at peace and sekinah,

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we wanna be amongst them. There'll be another

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category

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totally stressed out. They won't know where their

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book is gonna be given. They won't know

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they're gonna be there. That stress in and

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of itself

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forgives,

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And there will be people who deserve

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not immediate maghfirah, but they don't deserve Allah's

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aidaab.

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And again, generally,

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generally,

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these are people that have fallen short of

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the wajibat,

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or they have harmed other people.

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Okay?

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Yet they have other good deeds as well.

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So they can be exonerated, but not fully.

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So again, to conclude then, we don't have

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time to go all over 10, you are

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saved. I would've chosen somebody at random but,

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we cannot have time for that. To conclude,

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these are the 10 ways that

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we are protected from the adab of Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, but we need to concentrate

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most importantly on the first 4. And out

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of these 4, tawba istighfar is basically 1,

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and then doing good deeds automatically

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magnifies

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into categories 5 and 6. Right? Doing good

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deeds, especially helping other people. So the message

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I wanna leave you with, never give up

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hope in Allah's mercy. Constantly do good deeds.

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Constantly help other people. Constantly bring a smile

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to your brother's or sister's

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punishment of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. So many

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ahadithaba people living evil lifestyles,

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but being good to others. And because of

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that, their personal sins are forgiven because they

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helped other people out. And these can also

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demonstrate this. We ask Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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on this blessed and holy night to save

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us from his adaab, to be amongst those

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who are forgiven and whose ranks are raised

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salawbarak

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salawbarak