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An Attitude of Gratitude

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Yusha Evans

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From the left

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Medina woman you live

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in LA Hey Baba wahoo la shamika Mohammed Abu Abu

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Salam or aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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as Muslims, we have to learn to smile. Yeah, it's gonna be the first lesson, I could just drop the mic now. And I think I would have done a great deal of service to Muslims in London, if we just learn to smile.

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And hopefully tonight, inshallah, Tyler, by the time you leave, you'll have reason to smile, when you understand your relationship, or the loss of carnivore diet a little bit.

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First and foremost, I want to say deserve more credit for the invitation. Because the properly set up was set up. He said, Whoever does nothing people that he is not thankful to Allah. So I have gratitude for being able to come out here and be with your brothers. And realize that I'm just want to be, you know, whatever viral, they try to give you a sample, they tried to put on the posters about me, I'm a simple, humble Muslim, just like, you know, more knowledgeable than you. But the thing I do, I try to share what I know with others to try to help them. And I'm not a teacher, unless you want to learn some martial arts. That's my profession. My job is I own martial arts

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businesses in the States. So if you want to know how to defend yourself, I can teach you that. I'm a psychologist. I studied in secular college psychology. And I'm also doing my masters in Islamic psychology. So I try to get into your mind, this is what I want to do. If I can just change the way that you think, then I don't necessarily have to teach you so much. But if I retrain the way that you think about your deen the way you think about Allah subhanho wa Taala, when you think about the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sentence, as soon as that the way you think about the world, then the rest, when you learn to be put in its right place, you couldn't write this.

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You know,

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there are a lot of things that Muslims are good at. We're good at certain things. And we've been known through history to be good at certain things.

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Unfortunately, when I travel around the world now, and I have blessed me in the past decade that I've ever put my feet on every continent on this planet, except for Antarctica,

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to go and talk to, if an article becomes habitable, because of global warming, I will find a place to emigrate, there will open up this is visible, but less and less is what we do. But until then inshallah to Allah, I stepped away, and there are people and I've spent time with the Ummah, all over the world, in the Muslim countries in the West, in the subcontinent in Southeast Asia and Australia. And is one thing that I have seen, over the past decade, we have become particularly good at, if there were a global award given out for it, we would probably win it the past 15 years run easily. You know what that is, for complaining?

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complaining, we as Muslims are very good at complaining. We do it so much that we don't even think about it. Sometimes we will find the easiest and most simple thing and complain about it, and argue about it and bicker about it and be upset about it and protests about it and sign petitions and we're very good at this type of thing. Very, very good. And when you live that type of lifestyle, where you are constantly complaining, and constantly looking for the negative, you'll find it you'll find it this is the way the human mind works.

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properly set up to a certain set

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of what is as you perceive them to be. Meaning that if you see lots of kind of data as angry and vicious towards you, this is how you will create a reality for yourself. You'll be able to in this type of manner, you'll be able this type of manner, but those who see a loss of Hannah who want to enter as forbearing and merciful and gentle and patient will find that joy and happiness that they seek. And then the best of those will find a position in between the two. They will know that Allah is merciful and gentle and patient and for veteran but then they will also understand Yes, that he is the most stern and punishment and he has the most serious torments waiting for those who

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disobeyed him.

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is believing in the hereafter. So they find themselves between those two. So what I want to try to get tonight is, I want you to ask yourself this question today, and every single day of your life, if you want to do one thing that could change your perception of the world, your reality, every single day, is ask yourself, What do I have to be grateful for today? What do I have to be grateful for, because if you wanted to know what you have to complain about, that list would be very long, every single day, every single day, every single day.

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But if you look for that, which you have to be grateful for, you will find that your time will be too busy counting the favors of Allah, and you won't have time to

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you, you won't have time. This is what was apparent what Allah says, if you were to try to count my fingers to be able to do so because they're endless.

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When

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the Buddha lays him, he has the loss of Hannibal, which is something in response was very beautiful. He wanted to understand how favor, how much favor was animals to show him. So he asked the law.

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Show me the least of your thing. He wanted to understand this. And Allah subhanho wa Taala told him take a brief, he took a deep breath and along responded and said that is the least of my favorite to you, as the least of my favorites to you, the very fact that you breathe. Again with that, then the list would be very would go very large. And we have to be grateful for

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a lot of this that I'm going to give you tonight, I'm not going to try to overload you with information because I also know that we have an aptitude to catch the first five minutes of a lecture memorize that they will maybe catch the last five minutes, everything in between becomes kind of a gray area, gray area. So

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there's beautiful books written by contemporary organizers, as well as learning about the past about gratitude. One of the most deep intellectual psychological event was written by him and I'll probably models around him hot water either when you're under the submarine was academic check it in even a very beautiful book about patience and gratitude, saying that these two things if if, if the human being and the Muslim in specific, can learn patience and gratitude, they would have most of what they need to live a beautiful life in this life and enter into a beautiful life in the next life. And he gave so many stories and evidence we'll go through tonight. But again, not trying to

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keep it short and concise, because what I want you to do is leave with something you can use. I don't wanna give you too much. I want to kind of what Allah says enough for um, for only at korakuen

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every time I even think about that verse, just that first friends, it's something that would be enough for the Muslims to be grateful for for the rest of their life. You could spend yourself you could spend the rest of your life busying yourself with remembering this. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, remembering now remember you.

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I mean

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it's it's it's astounding. There are Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us each and every one, if you remember him, I remember him

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telling you that if you remember me, and it doesn't matter how many people are doing it all together all over the word Allah Subhana Allah has a disability, that if you remember me, I remember him. The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam said whoever remembers a lot of small gathering the law remembers them and gathering that is greater than that. Meaning amongst the angels that surround this room.

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The Prophet Lisa

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said that a person starts doing good and they do good to the extent to Allah Subhana Allah with Allah begins to love them.

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And then when Allah begins to love him, he says to those around his throne, I love so and so calling them by name above mentioned their name.

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And so you love them. And then that those angels will pass it on to the angels ranking down and rank and down and rank them all up so and so so you love them. And then those angels are lowest ranked pass it on down to all of the living things on this earth until the entire creation begins to love that person.

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This was the love of our Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam had he had that look toward even trees is to cry when he wouldn't stand next to them anymore. He had a tree that he used to give a lot next to in his Masjid one of the the trunks of the roof that a woman came in suggested that he built some stairs so the sisters in the back of here him. He did so the first Friday where he didn't stand next to that tree. That's

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began to cry. So much so that all the companion started, he came down from his memoir and he went and he consoled that tree.

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You see, this was the amount of love that a loss of animal with the honor bestowed upon His Messenger, the entire creation looked at. There were people like that a loss of power with Elena

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has an have boundless and countless favors. For those who remember, and who strive to do good towards him a lot to kind of go with Alice's was truly what I said, and be grateful to me and do not become

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angry. Cuckoo. The word in gratitude that I was channeling with the other users in his book is

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cover from the very same root word of capital of this believer, because someone who this believes, is not in reality, doing anything, but denying the truth, rejecting the truth, there is no such thing as a. And I've covered this quite clearly, on other occasions, no such thing as a pure atheist. There's no such thing. Because you're denying something. There was no one who was born as a child of the first things, they began to speak with the fact that there is no God. This is something they learned, or that was brought upon by some coincidences or circumstances in their life that caused them to reject the fact of the Creator maybe because the injustice maybe because something

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bad happened to them. There's no pure atheism, I and I'd be willing to debate that fact that no such thing is great in the fact that you even have to delete it is the simple fact that you have to have an argument to deny the existence of the Creator of all things.

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So this word cuckoo in gratitude is when someone becomes ungrateful, for the favors that they will also carry on with them as bestowed upon them and I lost the panel with Allah gives it as a command to be grateful to him and do not be grateful. I was also says, what should they learn in control, iyabo, taboo and be grateful to Allah it is him that you worship. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is equated

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with gratitude, that it is mean that you when you worship, then you show me gratitude. Another word for gratitude in the English language is tribute. When you pay tribute to something, when you give tribute is to show gratitude for that thing, which you have given tribute to Allah Subhana Allah is asking you not just to be thankful to him, but to give tribute to him in your life. Meaning that you live a life that shows that gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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that you are thankful. This is why I don't understand. Muslims can only complain in front all the time.

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Why do we look so angry all the time? Yes, there's plenty to be angry about. Sure there is our Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam, more than

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he went through more than all of us together. Yet he never ever was seen without a smile on his face.

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He never passed anyone without smiling at him. He would become angry for the right reasons. Yes, but it is the light he would smile at everyone.

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So this is a live showing that he had something that many people want what he had. How can we live in a society like the West, where we're supposed to be representatives of the deen of Allah Islam. We're supposed to be representatives of the greatest human beings on the face of this earth. We say we have the truth. We say we have the most perfect way of life for mankind. Yeah, we walk around as if we're on the footstep of death every single day, even though you may be it doesn't mean you have to act like a kid. doesn't mean you have to act like they're about to come to your house or rescue today.

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They do keep smiling. You see, this is the beauty of Islam is that we have something that we should show in a manner that would make other people want to know what is it that you have that makes you

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What is it about you that they're there they are talking about you guys on the news constantly. They're constantly spreading.

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They're constantly spreading bigotry, they're constantly spreading hatred towards you, yet you still walk around smiling, as if you are living the most beautiful life on this planet. What what what what is that special gift? that gift is even. That is the sweetness of humanity that once you taste it, it can never leave you. You can't forget that thing. And you always come back to it. You know? And this is a class that I also teach corporate psychology even

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for drug addicts, alcoholics, they get this taste for that particular drug. They get this taste that

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There's a, they're always chasing that, that first time, nobody's chasing that first time, they're always chasing that first drunken state. Again, they want to relive that moment, because the intensity of its meaning. So they're always chasing.

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And there's something in the brain that triggers that there's a chemical process that goes on with the way that dopamine and other things in our brain

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form together that makes us want to have that same type of gratification again, and again and again and again, for the believer. That's the way the tastes of the human should make you feel you should always be chasing that, man. Hi, this was the companions, they chased after them. And they worried when they didn't feel it. There was a companion name

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just left my mind.

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At the walker met him if you remember his name just reminded me of a walker met. humble, his name was humble all of the

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above workers on one day on the streets in Medina.

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And he says,

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and handler responded back to him, stay away from enough of the hunger and become a hypocrite. Stay with me up look at the hypocrisy yourself for my hypocrisy. So I will walk you through a sense of what we're talking about. He said, when we were the Messenger of Allah,

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I feel this intense email. So much so that if he talks about Genesis, if I see it, if he talks about how players if I can feel it, burning my face, but when I go home to my family, and I'm spending time with my children and away from the Messenger of Allah, so mobile, I never send them I don't feel like that anymore. So this increase and decrease of my Eman, I'm a hypocrite abubaker Sins of habit life. This is hypocrisy. If this is hypocrisy, I'm a hypocrite to men do the same thing. So they went to the Prophet Lisa was Sam and he told me what happens. And he smiled at them. And he laughed. He said nothing. He said, he man rises and falls, he man goes up and comes down. It does a

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man rises and falls.

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So we have to understand that we're always trying to chase after them have that certain level of event Eman is like a muscle. If you don't work at it, it gets weak, its weak and it becomes useless to the individual who possesses it. Just like your muscles. If you don't use them, they turn to jelly. The more you exercise them, the more you work them. The stronger they get, the more they can do the bigger lifting they can do this event, the stronger it gets, the more you can do the more sin you can you can repel the more good deeds you're able to do so this is something that must constantly be worked on. We are seeing some brothers you know buff, Mashallah. They means they've

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spent time working on this body. What about the man? What about the soul that's gonna go with you into the grave? And

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are you spending any time working that out? That body I don't care how buff you get it, it's gonna die. It's gonna die and it's gonna decompose within a matter of months. It's going to be not nothing but bones. So what about that soul that is going to continue to live a loss kind of what the emphasis would have said that it will note that every soul will taste death taste, they just the soul just tastes death. But then it continues to live on.

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So we have to work on

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a loss of animal with the ANA categorizes all of humanity into two groups. Right? You have medievals, people a man is all of us and Shalom to Anna, and you have these feelings.

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There is no third category. No third category. There isn't, is believers fall into many categories. You have many different religions and many different types of groups, but they all fall under this belief. Imagine there's one group, one group, those who say that

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that's it all people to categories but Allah also puts all people into two other categories, oh people, Allah subhana wa tada says in the heading of who said he barely I have shown them my way I have shown them my way. So that what in Mashallah, whether they will be grateful

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for or whether they will become angry. So Allah says all human beings also fall into two categories. I have shown them my way I have given them everything they need for guidance now to see whether they will be grateful for that or they will become angry.

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Unfortunately, you will find some people in this category of letting I have a lot. They will also fall into the category of ingratitude. category of ingratitude because they've been given guidance, they have been shown the right way. They maybe grew up knowing who our last animal with animals grew up hearing every single day. They live a life that is not in gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala and paying tribute to that guidance which they have been given. Unfortunately, a lot of people are missing

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Category this event category follows that category of ingratitude, the gratitude, because we don't live a life like that.

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What do you think about something?

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If you are living right now, you're breathing, your heart is beating your lungs working, your kidneys are functioning, your liver is doing its job. And you can say that in a moment, then you have everything to be grateful for, if you can wake up every morning, and the first thing that comes out of your mouth, can be that reliable law. The know that that is a gift given to you by the laws of Idaho with the IRA that you didn't deserve. You didn't deserve you didn't you didn't earn that a lot gave it to you as a net not to to you. So you deserve in return to live a life of gratitude and tribute to Allah subhanho wa Taala for the rest of that day, you have something to be grateful for,

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even if it was just for the simple fact that you woke up and you can still form the statement that you don't have Allah you have enough to spend the rest of the day repaying that now will be enough for you to spend the rest of your day giving service to all of us to kind of look to Allah, through everything that you do, trust me believe.

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Also Allah subhanho wa Taala something very beautiful and

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scary about the way Allah deals with those who are grateful and the manner and tone in which he speaks to them and, and, and also in the manner and tone and way he speaks to those who are ungrateful they're so contrast Lee different that anyone who even begins to pay attention would see the gap between the two that there is a chasm between the two areas of gratitude and gratitude. Allah azza wa jal says, what are the chakra

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whoever is grateful

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that verily he is grateful to his own benefits. He is grateful for his own benefits. Whoever is grateful that gratitude, you're not giving anything to the panel with that, we have to understand that part of our theater is that no amount of worship that we do will increase a lot in the least in the least, his dominion cannot be increased by your gratitude. It's for your own benefit. And the same respect even if everyone on earth this believed, it would not reduce it was dominion, or power or capability in the slightest, this is reality. So if you are grateful to Allah, then it is for your own benefit you are doing not only are you showing a tribute to Allah, you are showing tribute

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to your own life. I'm doing myself good.

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I'm benefiting me after understand that there was a kind of what Allah says woman cover for in Nairobi. Green, But whosoever is ungrateful.

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A loss of power data doesn't even address them directly. See the difference here? What is the interest in directly? Whoever is ungrateful, a lot of the know your Lord is free of need. He's rich doesn't need it. And he is but I also want you to see that the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah always overcomes his torment and his punishment is at the mercy is always there The door is always even to the worst of this believers. The door is always cracked open.

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The screen reminding that he is crying, even though you have rejected him even though you are grateful to him, even though he doesn't need you. Or need your gratitude or ninja worship or the anything from you by telling you that he is Ronnie. He is also reminding you that he is clean, that he is forbearing He is merciful in all of the things that cutting means leaving that door open for you to come back to help.

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This is why understanding the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala is more than just memorizing it. It's more than just memorizing it. There's so much subtlety to the way Allah Subhana Allah speaks to us that even within the tone, even within the the way that Allah addresses this mini lessons can be derived and learned and understood.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala Ireland

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we're dealing with the people of Mussa. You see, we can learn a lot about gratitude and gratitude from money. A lot. they they they they swung very far on both pendulums. When it came to gratitude and in gratitude, there were times when they were truly grateful to Allah and a lot less than four and there were times when they were extremely ungrateful to Allah subhana wa Jalla and he put him through intense difficulties for it up until this day, up until this day, they remain ungrateful to Allah subhanho wa

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And

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therefore allies latches on them no matter where they go, no matter where they go.

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Trust me, you're boycotting Israel is not gonna do as much damage as the government was already placed upon them if they don't return to Him, but He

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has a real quick side note, I see a lot of Muslims, you know, screaming and yelling and the travesties that happen in

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Philistine are unspeakable. Some of the things that we've seen unspeakable, but one is it's heartbreaking. I'm a father of three children. Some of the things I've seen are

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inhumane is

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not the right word for the right word, but just so on the way that the people behave towards other human beings, forget about Muslim, non Muslim Muslim Jew inhumanity.

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But we also have to look at the big picture. This is something Muslims have a problem with these days, we're very tunnel vision, we can only see the hearing that what's happening right in front of us. We don't see the big picture. The big picture of the loss of heaven with Ireland tests this only man, he tests those who say they believe and sometimes what we might see as a travesty, in reality, in reality could be a blessing. Reality could be a blessing. Do you think that those who are slain for the sake of Allah alone, have any complaints about the way they do?

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We think they do.

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No, no, no.

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The Prophet alayhi salatu salam said those who die in the past that was the kind of move with either their souls or transport into the heart of mean birds that fly around gender wherever they wish, and they make their home and their resting place in lamps that hang off the throne of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And every day, Allah azza wa jal greets them every day, he asked them, can I give you more? What do you want from me? Please tell me I want to give you more What do you want and so many times you will ask them to they get so

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not tired of being asked, but in the realization that unless we tell him on something he's not going to stop asking. So they respond that if you could give us anything, it would be to send us back to the world and what you brought this up from, and allow us to dive in the same depth again, and again, and again. And again.

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They have no complaints, they have no complaints. In reality, they met a death better than many of us are going to meet. So now less accountable with Allah grant them the highest rents in general, that they deserve. But we need to sometimes with the bigger picture, the bigger picture of what's going on. We all should know about the

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the signs of the last day, the major battle that will take place between the Muslims, and Ben Israel.

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They'll all be gathered in one place, with this battle takes place, and you think we're going to be gathered in one place. They're all being drawn to this eventual end. So sometimes Muslims, we have to look at the bigger picture that the final one is perfect. Our plans are always going to be flawed because they come from human beings and our minds and our minds are flawed. We are imperfect creatures where a loss plan that which is out of our control that which we have no control over, which is the planet of Allah.

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Whatever Allah wills, He does, that land is perfect.

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And sometimes we just can't understand it. So we complain about it. Sometimes you just need to sit back and realize that a lot of planning is in motion. We just need to relax and say something about loss plan that sometimes we don't understand.

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There was a woman at the time of dual relay slam.

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And this woman was a knitter by train. And she was poor. She's very important Skinner, she used to knit every single day and take

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her knitting to the market and sell it and get enough food to feed her children for that day. She came into

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la ceram one day, and she asked him is a lot good is is a lot of just or ASEAN just

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now this was a very shocking question for Buddhism. Because it was just why you asked this question. She said I live every day I sell it in the market and I feed my children. Today when I was on the way to the market a bird came and swoop my knitting and took off.

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Now I have nothing to feed my children is a lot just raise the hand just explain this to me.

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How would you explain this to this woman? You say there was just been now this this bird that is you know controlled by Alyssa can just come and just taken her sustenance.

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While she was speaking

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a group of men came in with big bags of gold. And they dropped in front of it and they said

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they were not

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from that area, and they said, this is for you, as for Allah to whomever you believe, as you wish. So he asked them why, why Why are you bringing this to me dropping this off. They said we are seeing merchants, we merchants, we travel across the sea trading. And a huge storm came when we on the way here, huge storm came. And part of our ship, the mass, the sail was broken. And we thought that we're going to die. So it may dawn to Allah that if Allah can bring us out of this catastrophe, we will donate everything we have on the ship for his sake. They said just as we finished making Dora bird came home, and dropped some yarn and thread and knitting materials and allowed us to make our

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sale to bring us here to you. So we are fulfilling our oath to a loss of animal with the end and giving you this saga. The Buddha smiled and he looked at the woman and he asked her, she's a lot just

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you have a rod who is working for you on land and at sea is a lot just for the unjust when he gave the woman

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you see, sometimes we can't see the planet. It's it's happening, but we don't see it. We become very tunnel vision thinking that we need to control everything.

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Brothers, you can't control everything. Sisters, you can't control everything. What's within your control, you handle that and do it to the best of your ability. When you see that something's out of your control. No, that has to be alone anymore. akinola is sufficient for us. It is the best of protectors, one of those smaller the story, they will continue. There was a man named Bill Walker and sorry, I got a lot from the center of this room is a man who was known for its piety, known for its piety. And

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he said that he was known as the mother stand as well. It's famously known as

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he said, the one day he was hungry and Mecca, hungry, very hungry. So he was out in the streets looking for food, you know, trying to find something to eat. And he found a bag with a pearl necklace in it, not going to go into the minor details because I want to get through pearl necklace, beautiful, expensive from necklaces in this bag. But it didn't belong to him. So he tightened up, he took it home and went back out looking for food.

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Later on, as he was looking here to man calling out that I've lost the necklace. And if anyone has found that please let me know. So you haven't got the medicine I found the necklace, but you need to describe it to me so that I know it's yours. The men described it perfectly. So he went in the man was offering a reward whoever found this necklace. So he went and got the necklace and gave it to the man and the man tried to pay him his reward. But Abu Bakr refused, he said then I haven't earned this. He didn't feel right about taking it. didn't feel right about taking it. So now I've not done anything to return to you what belongs to you. I don't deserve anything to this. And they fought

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about it. You know how we fight about it? No, yeah, no, yeah, finally just said not not taken. And he left.

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He said after a period of time, he realized he couldn't live in Mecca anymore. You know, he had been there for a while, couldn't live there anymore. So he decided to go search another place because the last house Allah says that his world is expensive. You can't survive one place go someplace else. So he got on a boat to go to somewhere else. And then a big storm came in this boat crashed and smashed and many people died. But he said I was able to hold on to a piece of the ship and the wind blew me to an island. When I got the island, I looked for the people I couldn't find him. So he saw a mosquito. He went to the masjid. And he sat down and he started to recite. And it was very

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beautiful. The people of the town heard this man reciting. They came into the masjid. And they said, we've never heard recitation like this. Will you teach us to recite in our children to recite and we'll pay you, we'll give you a place to live. So he started to pay them give them a place to live. And he lived there for a while. Then one day they saw him reading from some pages that were in the masjid. And they said, You're not a reader, right? He said yes, none of them knew how to read and write. So they said teach us how to read and write, we'll pay you even more and and it will increase your salary. So he began to teach them how to read. And

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eventually, he realized that he'd been here long enough. He wanted to move on and the people realized that he was going to leave. So they decided to keep him the way they're gonna keep them. So let's get married. One of bars, getting married, he's not going nowhere. So they went and got this girl who had just been who had been orphaned. She was an orphan. She had no money.

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And he first refused because he realized they're just trying to keep him there. Then the whole haggle went back and forth. Finally he broke down and said, Okay, I'll marry this girl. So the calf was prepared. And they brought the woman to him. And he said, as he began to look up from the ground, he saw her feet he went up, and when he got to her neck, he couldn't go any farther and he started to cry.

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And the girl was so sad, because she thought that he thought that she was ugly.

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So she turned around, I thought she was ugly. And the people thought this was going on. They were they were saying, What is wrong with you? You know,

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this, this, this is one of our best best women come from the best family. And it just disappointed her by suddenly. He said, No, no, I didn't think she was ugly. He said, on her neck, I saw something that I recognize the necklace she had on her neck. She said, I've seen this necklace before. I found it in the streets of Mecca one day, and I gave it to an old man and returned it to him. The people started saying Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. They said, The Man Who you gave that necklace to was disclosed, who recently passed away. And we used to hear him talk about this man he met in Mecca, that was one of the most pious and righteous Muslims he had ever known. And we used to

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hear him openly making dua to Allah for one day to you to be married to his daughter, and who you are today. That means do I was answered? You see, I didn't realize that all of this was happening to him. In a response to the door, this men, the plan was being put into motion. He ended up getting married to her, they had children, they lived a very long life, she died, his children died, he ended up selling the necklace for large amounts of money. And he was telling his story of how he became a wealthy man in this place. You see, sometimes the plan doesn't make sense.

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When I'm sure when he was being talked about the ocean, he didn't think that I was bringing him to the island for this, you know, beautiful planet alive. But alas, plan is perfect. We just have to trust it. We don't have to trust the plan.

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We don't always have to trust the plan, because we can make many plans.

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We planned our plans, and it was the best of those who plans we might not always trust the plan. It might be hard sometimes because things are happening. One thing I can guarantee you as you can always trust the planet can always trust the loss of animals. So we have to learn that sometimes things are always as they seem, how many times you've heard that before, things are always as they seem. That's the reality of this life. Things are not always what they seem.

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Sometimes a loss of handle with Allah puts this room through intense hardship and difficulties and breaks us down to our lowest point in order to give us victory and give us on he did. It's the companions time and time again. He did it to this time and time again. They trusted the planner, and they kept moving forward. And one thing you know that they didn't do, they didn't complain. The way we

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we talk about some people who did complain, we might go a few minutes over that's okay. So people who were also very good at complaining was

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complaining

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You know, a lot freed them from the trials of your own. You think that we see trials with a with a few children dying here and there 1000 people dying here and there. Many went through some trials fit on was slaughtering their children by the 1000s. And it wasn't an accident or it wasn't because of collateral damage or drowning and see he was murdering them. Imagine that being put into the minds of all of these people going through that type of difficulty. There are lots of how to save them. Through the miracle of most la sevens splitting the scene, they came across it almost drowned. But then we know the story of they ended up being wandering in the desert because they disobeyed

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again. So they wandered in wonder. But even then Allah Subhana which is still within clouds would follow them in the open desert, where most most of them would have burned and in died of heatstroke or, or dehydration. The clouds follow them when they were thirsty. A lot caused water to come up from the ground floor springs when they were hungry. It was Howard Anderson down bread from the sky. But they got tired of them. I got tired of the bread. Yeah, man just sit around thinking what's for lunch? Bread? Water. So then bread What? It's for the next week brain water does it wheat and bread and water. And that's it. Even though it's written miracle from the last title of it. So they went

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to Mussolini's to them and said can you ask a lot of garlic some lentils and I mean look, listen to spice it up. You know, I mean what?

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How do they even know what those things were those vegetables because they used to have them they were remembering things that they had when they were slaves?

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Yes, that that mentality. That's like being in prison and starting to like prison food so much that you come home and you start getting craving for

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the slot they gave them prison is this weird psychology but this is how they behaved. When I started sending them emails and other things and they still complain, they still complain in the last panel with Allah told me to tell him something. Tell them something, just just remind them of something. First of all, he said, Tell them to remember the days of Allah. Remember the days when it was saved you remember that? Remember when you were being slaughtered by the 1000s. Remember when you were slaves and you had nothing and Allah freed you from it. Now you're complaining because you know you

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Knowing that not enough luxury or have enough, is almost how we are and that will give us everything. They will complain the things that we don't have, will complain but the things that we don't have,

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allow us to kind of what Allah says.

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Tell them remember the famous Allah upon them. Remember that these are people who are wandering the desert. They have no home. But I was still telling Moosa to remember tell them remember the federal law upon you remember the federal law upon you. And then also kind of without it says,

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we then make it proclaimed amongst them

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is like news spread the news, there are many words that we can use for news

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many things to distract news, but Allah says

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the word tags that are coming from the root, the same as the year oven, meaning that something which will stick with you tell them this which should stick in their ears, they should remember every day tell them to never forget this. Never forget this. And that was the last time I went down to say like in Chicago. Last even if you are grateful to me, I'll give you more

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and look the way that it is phrased a lot says if you're grateful to me

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in in the past tense meaning that even if you're just grateful once or if you're just grateful sometimes or if you're just grateful

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then I will give you more in the present tense and future tense I'll give you more meaning I will continue to increase you just be grateful to me and watch me open the door. Watch me open the door now What did eventually open the door for them. Open the door for them. With usually said you open the door.

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was telling them telling Musa tell them make it proclaimed amongst them to never forget this. If you are grateful to me, I will give you more. So what do you think will happen if you're ungrateful?

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Look at the way I was speaks again, here it's so beautiful the way allies addressing those who are with Allah says look at also how he speaking to those who have in gratitude. Well, in relation eat, Allah doesn't even speak to him again. Allah does not even address them directly. Again. He doesn't say if you are ungrateful, I will punish you. Because people who show in gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala, after all he has given them do not deserve that DIRECT address. Allah says if you're ungrateful, then no, the punishment of your loan is silly. So he says, No, the punishment of university not even giving them direct reference. Look at the two differences. The law says if

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you're grateful to me, I'll give you more. So if you want more in your life, you want increase, you want to want to bless you more and more than grateful for what you have now. Even if it's very little be grateful, I'll give more. If you have a lot you're grateful that will give you even more. Nowhere Have I ever read in algebra, or in the sooner the possibilities are too slim, the commandment to be poor. There are benefits to the poor in they will have an easy day of judgment, because they don't have a lot to be questioned about. There'll be some of the first to enter into agenda because the list of questioning is very short.

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But nowhere does it command you to be poor.

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If Muslims are not affluent, if we are not successful, how could we ever present to the world that we deserve to be in leadership? We deserve to have your respect and you should try to be like us. How would that how would that even be possible? We didn't have anything. We don't have anything. We look at the level of poverty among both aspects of

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the earlier part of this dilemma. There was such a feminine Medina that he had to stop the cutting of the hand of the thief because people were stealing out of necessity, towards the end of his kidnapper to handle so much one was coming into the video establish the data model for the general web. And it wasn't long before it was too full. For anyone thinking no one wanted any more money. No one was trying to take any more money.

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And the breaks of kisser were presented to him and he presented them to him

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was the competitive thing.

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So after the magic, presented the racist that's another story I'd love to tell you about the plan of a law that you don't understand what I have time for am Soraka Malik was given the briefest of kisses during the webinar so far. So a lot of them to both places. Look at the mandate and our family of Fluence in my head of men was a man who was known to not even wear a thought twice. He worked nice and then give it away away another one another one made. This was how much he had it like that. But every time the properly strapped to Sudan stood up and asked for people to give you would find people like Bill Walker are among us men be the first to jump up and give everything that

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they have half of what they have, they will compete with each other and so we have to understand that they were grateful to Allah for the hand. Therefore Allah gave them more and more and more and more and he continued to increase them.

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You continue to increase them. Also the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam said, whosoever is not grateful to Allah and the small things,

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then he will be not be grateful in the big house. If you don't learn to be grateful to Allah for the small things, then you will not be able or have the capabilities to be grateful for the big things. You see, we wait some of us we wait for the big things, to show gratitude. To show gratitude to our panel time. Ask yourself in your life, when is the last time you even made essentially out of gratitude for LASIK hematologist to thank him when he was a habit of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, his companions what allow them something they would make such them out of gratefulness and gratitude. When is the last time you ever did that? And how much is the one giving you in the

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meantime and continue to give even though you have not shown gratitude. This is the beauty of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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We're done in two minutes, the properly set up we'll sit down and talk more

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in general, and we all know how much the Prophet he had an attachment to love more than not he gave him certain attention and responsibilities and things of that nature. One day, he taught something tomorrow that

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gave him such intense happiness. He said Oh Allah, by Allah, I love you. I mean, imagine hearing this out of the mouth of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam. I'm telling you, not just saying I love you, but 20 By Allah, Allah in the view, by Allah, I love you. And since I love you, I'm going to give you something after every salon after every salon, I want you to say to Allah, Allah, Allah.

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Allah helped me to remember you to be grateful to you, and to worship you in the most beautiful, the beauty of this thickness. He said after every salon, ask Allah for this ability for three things, number one to remember you helped me to remember you. And then along with remembering a lot comes gratitude. When you remember why you're grateful you become grateful you have no it's just these come hand in hand remembrance of Allah brings gratitude, and along with gratitude that you will learn to worship along the best way possible, the best way possible. So Pamela,

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even a client of josiane

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rainwater IRA said that there are two types of grateful people. And then we'll wrap it up Shama There are two types of grateful people, there is the shampoo, and the shampoo. And these two are not the same. Both are good. This is something you know, I was able to do. And this is what I love about reading these books, is he was able to take something beneficial, and stretch the benefit out even farther and get deeper into the psychology of

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this why he was known as the enemy of the hearts.

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He said there is the shakin who is grateful when a lot gives them.

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They're grateful when a lot gives them. And

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that's usually only when they are grateful. But that's okay. They are grateful when Allah gives them they show gratitude every time a lot of famous then they show him gratitude and they thankful to him for him. for that. He said that there is this record

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that is grateful, even when he's not giving. And even when a lot takes he's grateful, even when a lot puts him in the trials. He's grateful, even what puts him through hardship. He's grateful even when a lot puts into misery, he's still grateful. And that is the shocker. That is the one who holds a special place in the loss of Hanover. He shows that type of gratitude. Like there was a man

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who

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had a lot of wealth. him and his friends were both very wealthy and I was starting to take from started to take from them and take from him to take from him all through it, he would always praise and wants to handle them. He would think a lot even so much that a light into the bed he slept.

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He ended up with nothing. And he's still praising Allah and his friend who is still rich is looking at like what do you have to be grateful for? What What is loving to be grateful for? He responded to that man, I have something to be grateful for which if you asked me to trade it for all the riches in the world, I will pray for it. So what he said I have eyes, ears, two arms, two legs, and everything I need to worship philosophy.

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So I am grateful for you see, this is the Shaku who understands the reality that Allah gives them a lot of takes away. Like

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he was thinking and thinking and thinking but it all through all these fields show gratitude to the last panel.

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This was what I use praised for his patience, his gratitude to Allah through the hardship. You see, this woman needs to learn that this lesson we need to murder we need to learn quickly. That even though Allah seems to have putting us through trials and tribulations, it has to be for a reason. There is wisdom behind there is a knowledge base behind it. Allah knows what he's doing. Our job is only to react within those

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parameters, we cannot set the conditions. Conditions are set by us.

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What we can set is how we react, and how we respond and how we behave in them, how we behave in them.

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And right now, we're acting like you know, a cage while animal Palermo cage they go crazy and start acting just like you expect them to a wild animal cage. And we respond the exactly the way that has been designed for us to respond. They poke we rope,

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they poke, we scream and shake the cage. Look at us, we're nuts. And they take the pictures look, see, don't you? Yeah, trust them. Can't trust them. This is what we do. We fall into the trap every single time. We take the bait. We're like a fish who sees the same fishing every day we get caught every day, every day. Still, chances are no maybe this time I'll get it. No, you're gonna get caught again, just a reality. We need to wake up to our reality. We need to start behaving like we have everything because we do we have everything. The law is giving you life and breath and health. And you can still say 100 you can still worship Allah, Allah, whatever, you have everything. And if I

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was giving you a book that's the continuous yourself lucky and fortunate and more responsible for showing gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Lastly,

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gratitude is the essence of the purpose of life. This is this is this is the essence of why Allah created us to worship, to worship Him, through worship to Allah subhanho wa Taala is the purest form of gratitude that you are giving that which Allah gave you, your body, your health, your time, all of that, and you're returning it to Allah. You're returning it to Allah, Allah gave you a free will. Yeah, yes or no, you can go out right now and do whatever you want in the streets. Basically, you can go out here and slap the first person you see on the streets. Nobody's stopping you. Nobody's stopping you. You can do what you wish. There's the Free Will the law gave us to choose.

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The purest form of worship and gratitude is understanding that what you're doing as a Muslim, is you're taking that freewill. And you're giving it back to us and saying, Look, I don't want to try to figure this thing out. I don't want to do my own thing. I want to do it your way. I want to do it your way.

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That's beautiful gratitude. That's quite an understanding. Yes, I have a free will. But that doesn't mean I'm doing what I wish I was testing me with that. This is why law says that if men stood the test that he took, you would have taken it. He was unwritten. He was a precedent to Alonzo. Because now we have to return to it last time, there was two stories and we close. I met a blind boy, his videos got passed around on YouTube. And I love to watch it. Trust me there's ever a time when I start feeling like my gratefulness to a lie is waning. I remember that when I watched this video, I saved on my phone, two minute video. But I met this boy hungry when I went to Kuwait recently, when

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I went to Kuwait,

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he's one of the students of one of the Imams of the Grand Master. Now

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this boy is a blind boy, no vision is have no side. And

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he used to go to a foreign teacher and try to learn a foreign one of the most well, you know, one respected ones in his locality. But the teacher didn't have he had a lot of students, it wasn't able to give him a lot of time. But this boy uses complain and complain to the chef, give me more give me more, give me more.

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And in that time

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the boy had an amazing ability to memorize. But he couldn't read the Quran in Braille, anything of that nature.

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And hamdulillah Finally, he was able to start memorizing the Quran with some of the bigger shields in Kuwait. And

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he was asked

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if he's happy now. Say yes, I'm happy and I'm grateful. And then he made it a point he made it a point he wasn't asked. He made it a point. He said, I do not wish I ever had my vision back.

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Why don't you want to

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ask him? Why don't you want your vision? Why Why wouldn't you ask for that every boy wants to be able to see.

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He said, I don't want my vision back and I wouldn't take it back if it was even offered to me. Because Allah has blessed me with this blindness. My eyes will never be questioned.

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I don't have to worry about being questioned about these eyes. These eyes don't have to see anything that are wrong or immoral, evil. Allah has blessed me and that like he is not blessed others for it, and I would not want it even if it was offered to me.

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This is what gratitude is about. This is understanding gratitude and understanding the planet of love that this boy is blended

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with and maybe there's a wisdom and reason behind it.

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We got to learn to see through things like when Moosa was taught

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that you what you see might not always be what's apparent. And what's real, might be something that worked behind the scenes, we need to learn to understand. Lastly, I'm going to leave you with this. If you forget everything else I said tonight, I won't be upset, I won't be upset. But if you can try to remember this last thing, I guarantee you'll find a reason to be grateful for the rest of your life. And if you've heard me say this before, don't worry, something I tell myself every single day to try to

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how many of you in this room were born and raised a Muslim? Raise your hand raised, you grew up knowing what a law was, you grew up knowing that you grew up seeing saw

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how many of you came into Islam later into your life, you reverted to Islam, curfew,

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doesn't matter.

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But for those of you born and raised Muslim, you should even this should hit you a little bit even harder. What is the first thing that a lot created?

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A column, the pin lock rate independent first, or anything else

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is wisdom. And what was the first command he gave to that? Then we'll go to the right. The pen wanted to know what to write, to write everything. Everything that will ever happen anytime, anyplace. Anyway, the prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said when he made his Islamic arch, he said the pen that pen has been lifted from the paper and the ink is because

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otherwise, everything is going to happen. Once you think about something,

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and remember this every day. And if this doesn't give you enough reason to have gratitude, then

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I can't help you.

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Somewhere through that writing that happened 1000s and 1000s and 1000s of years before migrating anything else. Somewhere along that journey of that pin writing on that paper in a book that is only with Allah, Allah commanded that pen to write your name. Allah commanded that pen to write your name. And then next to your name. Allah commanded that pen to write Muslim.

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What did you done to deserve that?

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What have you done to deserve that when you didn't exist?

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You didn't exist and Allah had already written it in a book that is with him, right? This person's name. Right? Right. Right. Right. And right next to her name, his name, right Muslim.

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When I realized that I knew for the rest of my life, what I needed to do

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was to try to give as much servitude back to as I could, because I knew that Allah has written with him that right this boy's story, and then right in December 1998, right, I guide him to exam.

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I didn't earn that. Reading the Bible didn't bring me to that

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meeting, and then make that happen. What made that happen was a lot had already written it for me, and give it to me as a gift before I exist.

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What can I do to prepare for that? If I were to live the rest of my life worshiping Allah from morning from night and not sleeping and fasting every day and doing every activity that one human being could possibly do, I will not have anything and won't be enough. If all of you donated me all of your good deeds, if every human being on the face of this planet that's ever existed, gave me all of their good deeds. And I tried to take that to Obama dead gentlemen and repay him for that. I wouldn't have enough.

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And I think I deserve gentlemen, we you think you deserve paradise?

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paradise, the gift.

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What you strive to get is forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala through this good that you try to do in the gratitude that you show to Allah. Hopefully, they will let the rest go, that he'll forget the rest and pass by the rest and in gratitude. genda is a gift that you don't deserve. Okay, you didn't deserve guidance in the first place. You don't deserve to wake up every morning. You don't deserve to eat. You don't deserve to breathe. You don't deserve to drink. You don't deserve any of it. And I love you the tea anyway. And even those who reject a lot, even those who disobey online, even those who knew at one point in life have turned their backs on him. Allah still gives it to

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them. What about you, and you walk around with the front of your face?

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The most evil tyrant are what gives them more and more and more.

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And you walk around as if you have something to complain about.

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Stop complaining. Stop complaining and start showing gratitude. This was the way to believe is the past Well, this is where the companions this the way you've been applied or even.

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You will see a man live a life of gratitude. Read the life of inanimate read the life of events.

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You're watching,

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you'll see men who live gratitude, even through hardship. But even more so to me, you can't take my happiness because gentleman is here and minus,

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I have my gym that I carry with me wherever I go, you can't take that from you good luck in the deepest, darkest dungeon that exists in a fitness planet. But you cannot take away what I have. Because it's here in Dallas and whoever does not live like they already have gender and this life. Don't expect it in the next one. A lot is as you proceed. So we'll deal with that. But the sisters, let's be happy, show some gratitude. They might not always you might not always be able to find the thing to be happy about every day until you start reflecting on your own existence, then you'll find more than enough reasons to show gratitude and smile when you see people and greet them and know

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that no matter what I might be going through, I might be sleeping on apartments tonight, I might be eating out of bins outside of of the takeaway down the street. But I have a stack I have. Since I have been from almost no data. I'm good if I die tonight 100

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million police officers

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I hopefully something I've said as a benefit in you I have extended my time. But I felt that this needs to be understood for the foot for the for the reality of the matter. That when you have a little bit or you have a lot speed reading for a while, give me more. I'll give you more. This only needs to realize that the reason why is taking so much from us is because we have learned to be grateful for what we have. That's what he liked to get from us in the first place alone would have never taken diminutive leadership from this ummah, have we not become ungrateful for women, and

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so we need to wake up

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as they say, so it's going to be alright, if you're a Muslim, you believe it's gonna be alright. Regardless of how you see, it's gonna be alright. It's gonna be alright. As long as you put your two feet in gender,

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you won't matter how you get there. Nobody will be questioning the person. How did you get here, no matter what we made it, we made until then, we keep striving we keep struggling and we show gratitude. Like when my son

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son

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asked his father, when are we going to arrest? Arrest? We struggle so hard. You've been through so much, what are we going to arrest?

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He said when we place both of our feet in paradise? Well, that's not even when one is there. But when you place both of our feet in Paradise, then we address

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any questions we have we have time for

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sure. Absolutely. Oh, really quickly. But before you go, as the brother mentioned, after selecting Russia and john Locke stay around for the refreshments and things of that nature. But you will also see a table with my DVDs. This is a project I've been doing for eight to eight years now, almost nine years now. And the reason I've been doing it is to help spread the spread the name because Muslims complain about not being able to give data, they don't have a toll. They don't have knowledge. I tried to kill that excuse by making these DVDs that you can hand to people and say, Look, here's some information about Islam. Watch it. If you have some questions, the guy at the end

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leaves you all of his information, you can get in touch with him. Or you can ask me and I'll try to find someone who knows the answer. So I try to facilitate that for you. So I've been making the most professional DVDs I can to the best of my abilities. This is a project I do from beginning to end, I've been doing it for eight years. And trust me if it didn't work, I would have stopped doing and found something else. A long time ago, many people have accepted Islam, how many I don't know because I don't count and I never have started to count will never begin to count because it is not. It matters of all accepts it or not. But people have entered to Islam through this. But the way this

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project goes this year alone, we've given away 50,000 of these DVDs. The shoe along the way this project continues is with your help. I couldn't give away 50,000 DVDs a lot of money to make 50,000 DVDs, I put a lot of my own effort into it because I own two businesses and 100. Now I've learned that if you want to be a dairy, become a surgeon as well, you know, these two things go hand in hand, become a merchant. That's how the banks did it, they have businesses, but I couldn't do 50,000. So I take these DVDs wherever I go and I sell them to you. And the reason I sell them to you is for two reasons. Number one, when you buy it from me, I can make two more, one of them goes back

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on the table and replicates the project the other one or if I can make two if the DVDs are cheap enough to make the time that I give away to on your behalf. So I share the hassle that you share in a half an hour and neither one of us has increased in that. And the other reason I make you buy it is because I know Muslims don't pay for it, they won't use it. If I give it to you for free, it's going to be on your dashboard is going to be in your your your your glove box is going to be in decided it's going to be somewhere This is the way we do things and give it to you for free. But if I make you pay for it, oh, it's gonna get used. I know how we are even if we pay one pound for it

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that you better use it. That's just the way we are. So that's why I asked you in Sha Montana $15 in the states equals out to about 10 pounds in UK. That's why I asked for every DVD that you can copy. There's no copyright on it. You can make as many copies as you want 1000 if you want please

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Make copies. If you can give 10 pounds a handling, I can make some more. If you can get more than 10 pounds and handle, I can make even more. If you cannot give 10 pounds 100 larges give what you can and take it, give what you can and take it. But that's between you and a law, you know what you can give or what you can't give, but the request is 10 per each. So I can at least make two more in Charlottetown

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Ruchi with the highest.

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You spoke about the the hadith of Abu Bakar and hamler, where they describe the amount going up and down. And I think this is something which kind of which affects us all throughout our lives. When when our demand is down? What steps do you recommend for us to take in order to bring it back up again to where we were? Or even better before?

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That's an answer that would take more than the time that we have available. There are plenty of things. This is one of the things I've discussed in depth, I do teach a class on the psychology of a man, how ryzen evolved for the man and things of that nature. And I'm not and I'm not using this as a promo attempt. But I one of the videos that you'll find in the back I made three especially for Muslims. for Muslims. One of them is we inserted the man answering the very question which he asked. Well, one thing that we do have to realize is that normally what causes the man to fall, usually the opposite will cause it to rain. So that's a good rule of thumb to remember. And the first thing that

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we have to understand is that when we forget Allah

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and become

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unmindful of Allah, this is the beginning phase of falling of the man. So good ways to increase the man is remembering the last kind of Allah Vicar at what is our connection to our last panel. Without the plan, they have no connection to Allah. None whatsoever. I know that's a bold statement, but it's not a statement I've made is a statement that I heard from one of the greatest or another or another time his name is Chef Buddha and the Buddha I mean I was shocked at the the water run and Medina. He was saying that that we have no connection to Allah but through the Quran.

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And in today's world, I'm thinking to myself isn't so and I asked him humbly, isn't salon from the word Silla connection, our connection to Allah, you know, he's responsible, beautiful. He said, What's the law you're going to pray that you don't have the book of Allah in it. And he caught the Hadith the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said any

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some odd that is devoid of the book of Allah is a valid, invalid. So this is our connection, this book, this Quran is kalama. This is the Colossus connection, we have them recite the very words of Allah Subhana Allah, these aren't prophets words, these aren't some human beings. These are the words of the Creator of all things, you have to grasp that in your mind when you're reciting the Quran, that this is the Creator of the heavens and the earth who upholds everything, with no effort speaking to you. So these are good ways. But in this video in the the DVD, or you can also find it on YouTube. Just look up weaknesses of the man. Or it's called surviving the storm or something like

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that. I actually did this talk, at least, I think last year, a couple years ago, about weaknesses and how it rises and falls.

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back I'll think of any other question. We'll take a couple more. That's a

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question from assistants.

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You mentioned salado sugar, can you briefly tell us how to print? Well when it comes to praying Satoshi we can pray to rock on Thank you thankful to us.

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But what I was talking about was such deduction when you just make such different laws.

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And this is a such depth that can be made at any time at any place that is clean. You don't necessarily need to be in Bahasa you don't need to be facing a fiddler per se. You can just make dua to Allah. I mean, you can make such that to Allah, thank you, thank you, in any direction, you just prostrate that long as it's not, you know, to some gray or something that will be considered Sir, you can make such as two of us out and thank him for it. This is how the companions will react when they receive good news, they will immediately make sense that they would even get down on their writing animal and make something to the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam will do this when he would

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receive good news, you mix up the form of thinking. So this is how you can do this. And it can be done at any time regularly. Yes, but what's the difference between sugar and

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sugar and honey, you're asking now some questions I'm probably not qualified to get into the details of sugar at hand. You know,

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have this is is including a lot of categories. You know how this is inclusive of sugar is part of this because phrase gratitude things all of these things are comprised into harmony. This is why I was kind of at the beginning

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Boko Haram Do you give them all of that belongs to him, evaluated as part of hand sugar, anything that we give in service and gratitude to a lot is comprised in this hand category. Sugar is the attitude of being grateful for what we have. That's that's part of. That's what gratitude is very essence means is that you understand what you have, where it came from. And you respond to that by being grateful. Even the fact not just saying thanks to Allah, even if you were to go out today, come across somebody smile at them, and say, I hope you have a very nice day today. And you are doing that out of thankfulness for Allah has given you that would be considered having sugar

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foremost.

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Yeah, even the soda can be considered having gratitude to Allah gave me I'm going to show gratitude Baba by giving it to somebody else who needs to see all of that. So they have different attitudes. But the compromise is a huge, large category of everything that belongs to Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah, that is to be given in a bad or service or worship to him. That is not the completeness of that. Because I'm not qualified to go the depth of that. But there are two different attitudes.

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Any other questions? I'm about to let's get one more question. Anybody? And don't ask me the questions or like just the questions. Even if I know them, I'm not qualified to answer them. And you shouldn't use me as a source of information. Yes, but like you said, in psychologically, and with the email, and sometimes people are struck with a calamity. And yet, how are How can one?

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Not I mean, because when a calamity comes, that takes the concentration that's like rushing them, and they forget everything else. How can a person find a balance where they the focus doesn't become the calamity, yet they managed to do sugar on other things. Sure, the brother was saying that when calamity strikes us some of the time was the first thing we don't think about is praising the lobbying Reddit grateful to him, we're just caught up in the moment, you know, how can we find that balance? It's when we don't get overtaken by grief and calamity, but we still find a way to cope servitude and gratitude. This is something that has to be done in a lifestyle, there's no magic pill

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for that there's something will become part of the aptitude of the human being because sometimes human nature is that when calamity strikes is that we go into, you know, fight or flight mode. The reality like when I saw this mega disaster, you know,

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those people the highest ranked agenda, we like to complain about, we blamed that on everybody. We blamed it on the rulers, we blamed the other we found that the reason to blame and again to you, none of those people who died or complaining or anything, they died in the best place on the planet. They died on the best day on Friday. Wherever you die, you do not get questioned.

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And they also died from a wall falling on them which is Shaheed

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a lot chose those people, if you saw that incident, you saw those things come flying, it hit certain people that didn't hit the person standing right next to him. This was not some tragic accident. This was the winner of the loss of kind of a with the era when he had chosen those people you do not die a death like that, unless elect chose you for that day. So we got to see the bigger picture in that. But there was one woman who was standing right next to her children. And that big part of the crane the wheel part came rolling through and smashed into first thing she did was taking off running. You know, she didn't think about her two children. And um, you know, some people are like,

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Oh my god, how could she not see our kids the thing about our kids, this is a fight or flight syndrome that is part of the human anatomy, then you just this just happens. But it wasn't more than five seconds. So she turned around and came back and look for children. So sometimes it might happen, the initial response. But if you've trained yourself to live a life of gratitude, that it will not be long before that remembrance comes back to you that this is part of the planet that wants to come in without also having good company helps with this. Having a good husband, having a good wife, you know, raising righteous children who remind you of these things are things that are

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truly beneficial, because I had made times while you know, seeing things that very tunnel vision and gotten into this complaint attitude, and my wife will remind me of things that I say all the time. Like I remember saying this and you know it catches me. So this is part of having this is also part of having good men is having good companions the Prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam said you are the Dean of your competitors, your friend, whoever you be friends, what their religion is that your religion as your deen. So be careful who you befriend. So that's a good way to do it to deal with that Charlottetown our time is up but all people unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to stay and

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answer questions. Trust me. You have more qualified people in London to be asking questions. Do you have giants of information in the City of London that you should be

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Taking advantage of I'm just the guy who tries to come you know you know before the main event there's always somebody who comes in and hikes the crowd you know i mean he's the guy that gets the people focused on ready and they're ready to go I like to see myself as that guy that I get your mind mentally prepared to get you in that thought process to do something about the information that comes to you when I'm not here inshallah long time. So in sha Allah May Allah bless all of you increase all of you and if I don't see you again, forgive me for any harm I have caused or any bad that I've said in any good that came from my visit today press the last panel without afford and and

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i audience thank you for your time. And please do me a favor and come get some DVDs in the back so that I can continue to make them. There's there's about eight nine titles and I want to drag them back to the states and show them but it all becomes more illegal.