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Be Like the Sequoia Tree

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Yasmin Mogahed

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You know, there's a forest in California called the Sequoia. It's, it's a forest of sequoias. And one thing that we're famous for in California is wildfires you may have heard about them. They're, they're intense, and they spread very quickly. And one thing that's very amazing about certain types of trees, is that Allah has designed them to somewhat be resistant to fire. That's amazing. And when I heard that, I just thought that was so amazing. Because this is the design of Allah, Allah has made the creation to be able to withstand the trials of this life. Allah created the human being in the same way. The human being is not actually that breakable.

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The human being is in its fitrah, in in his or her fitrah is actually very resilient. very resilient. Now this is this is very deep, what I'm trying to say right now, in his or her sutra, what does that mean? It means that if we have a heart, and a soul that is properly cared for, that is properly maintained, that is properly fed and oxygenated. And I'll talk about what that means that it's properly cleansed. Then that heart and that soul actually is very, very resilient. Like the sequoias, it can handle things you wouldn't imagine.