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Zahir Mahmood

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala similarly Maulana Muhammad

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wa ala early he was hoby woman's son in law yo Medina about the respective brothers elders sister salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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I thought today inshallah we will speak about something which is currently trending.

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By the grace of Allah is trending too much around here, when certain parts of the world is trending big time, and that is Corona

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and Allah protect us all.

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And I wanted to give the Islamic perspective on illnesses on viruses, etc, and plagues

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as far as illnesses are concerned,

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they are a very good way

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of our last panel ballot purging a believer of hisense

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and this is why sometimes you look in you see a an individual and he's really unwell.

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And you really feel sorry for that person.

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But

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that person is doing suburb,

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in the eyes of Allah subhanaw taala his sins are being forgiven.

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And not only are his sins being forgiven, his status is being elevated in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So this is why many people who will have good health in this dunya but will have not utilized that health for the sake of Allah. Allah will be far behind those who are unwell in this dunya and every moment they were unwell they did someone last month Allah elevated the status and forgave their sins.

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The Messenger of Allah, Allah, Allah, someone said in a very beautiful narration, he said, he said, sometimes Allah has a particular station for a believer. So he has this station for a believer.

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And he wants to give this station to this believer in gentlemen.

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But the problem is that this person doesn't have enough good actions.

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So what a lost child Allah does Allah subhanaw taala I want him to use the word afflicts him, Allah subhanaw taala, in his case gives him the blessing of illness.

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So he can attain his status in general,

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because his actions are not enough.

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So

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the way a believer looks at everything around us in a positive manner, that even if a person is ill, it's a blessing. There's always a mama and a wasallam said, if a person falls ill or he is in suffering. So if you fall ill or you're in suffer. And now you cannot do your actions like you used to do before for your a bother. So you can't go to the masjid. You can't read as much. Because you're traveling or you're doing something else, like you're unwell. There's always a Muslim said even then, even then Allah will write all those actions that he should do in good health, even if he's on his bed, if 50 years you spent on your bed, but the action that used to do before Allah

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would write those every single day without you even doing them.

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So this is why sometimes Subhana Allah, we look at things through the lenses of the dunya. But when you look at it through the lens of the camera, you realize that's totally different. Allah is Forgiving this individual, and he's elevating his status.

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Now, coming on to illnesses and types of illnesses.

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The former Salalah alayhi wa sallam said,

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look at the waffle Islam. The word adwa means that there is no contagious diseases in Islam.

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No disease is transmitted from one person to the other.

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And people just take this duration without actually focusing on the other generations. They don't really understand what this duration means. Here the verb is on the law and he was alum was cleansing the people of the belief that any belief any illness come from other than Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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The Messenger of Allah was showing that look, really, there are some people over the original

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Have any illness is from Allah subhanaw taala he was sorting people's aqeedah out that believe that really illness comes from only from a last month Allah good and bad harm

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and crave. only come from Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and this is one of the problems of last semester at waffle Islam there is no transmitted illnesses in the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But if you take this generation in isolation and you don't take it with the others, you won't understand what the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually meant, because in other generations

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the Baba Salalah alayhi wa sallam says he says, feel a little masoom run away from a person who has leprosy, fear or a communal acid, like you would run away from, from a lion. Now,

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if you are meant to run away from contagious diseases, then next time you see a person sneezing,

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you run away from him. No,

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because if you take the duration literally,

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then anybody who's got a common flu, you should be running away from

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run away from my masoom the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said don't enter a place which has their own their own is a plague. So how do we understand contagious diseases in the parameters of Islam? Okay.

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See, if a contagious disease is such a disease which can possibly take your life or have a long term illness, then you remain away from that.

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If it can damage your life like for the Coronavirus, they say there's a possibility possibility worst case scenario that 80% of the residents of the UK will end up with the Coronavirus

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and 1% will be fatalities. That's about maybe 800,000 people will die. Yeah.

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Worst case scenario don't get freaked out Yeah, versus a worst case scenario. So, what about

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these kinds of illnesses? What about plagues and things like Corona viruses and these which are transmitted not only transmitted that they take life? Well, how does a believer react to this?

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I shadowed the Allah and he asked the message of Allah some little light lesson regarding the own the plague.

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The problem is summon La La wa sallam said, it is atharv from Allah Who ever Allah wants to afflict. It is a punishment from Allah, whoever Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to afflicted with. But then he said, it is a Rama, Rama momineen. Allah has made the A Rama for the believers.

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So Azhar for one group of people, and the Rama from another group of people, but on the condition

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on the condition, that person has suburb and he does not leave his vicinity.

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He has suburb and he does not leave his vicinity. And he knows that whatever has afflicted him is that which Allah has already written down for him. And the verb is a Muslim said if he does these two things, what is it?

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That he doesn't leave his facility?

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He doesn't leave his facility and he is sober.

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And he knows that whatever has afflicted him Meaning what? He didn't say, Oh no, why did I come here? You know, I should have left earlier.

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Now he knows that it was meant to be

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and he does suffer on the cover of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said this person who's afflicted with this plague. And the plague is not just limited to any just a plague. No, the Coronavirus and any such viruses would be regarded the same. The promise of Los Alamos said that he will get the reward of a martyr,

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Shahid, the essay on this idea very interestingly, they say Shaheed

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if he dies, he will be a Shaheed and they say even if he lives, even if he lives, he will get the reward of a Shaheed

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even if he lives he will get the reward of a shape.

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So

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and this is the G but the beautiful thing

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why

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You die, but you become a shaky, but last panel at the bottom is something very beautiful.

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He said, You know I marveled at the state of a believer.

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All his matter is good. You know everything he said when I look at the believer everything about him is good for him.

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If he is given a favor by Allah subhanho wa Taala and he thanks and last one, the last the reward, Allah has given him a favor. And he says Allah subhanaw taala for the favor Allah reward, if Allah affliction with the mercy but and the difficulty and he does suffer, Allah will reward.

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And this is why the province Allah Salaam, said, if you're in a place where there's a plague, where there is a virus, then remain in there, and you will get the reward of a man who stands in the battlefield in front of enemies.

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And if you leave that place,

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if you leave that place, then you are like a man who is on the battlefield and runs away from the enemies and we know one of the major sins that you can commit in the eyes of Allah subhanaw taala is when you're on the battlefield, you leave the battlefield.

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This is one of the major sins. So why the question arises?

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Why can't you enter a place? The poem is a lesson for beta person from entering a place where there is a plague or or a virus. Why? Because we are people who look after ourselves.

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You know, we don't have we read one Hadees la fille Islam, there is no transmitted disease in Islam, the hero walks in without understanding all the other generations. We are people who live in the area we have trust in Allah subhanaw taala we know we will only get ill. If Allah subhanaw taala wants us to get ill. We only know that we will get knocked over by a car. If only Allah wants us to get knocked over by a car, but then we don't jump in the road and try it.

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Cool Allah c'est la vie de la De Luca, do not throw yourself into destruction with your own hands

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so you don't harm yourself.

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Secondly, we want well being we don't want to be in that position that we enter a place which could possibly harm us.

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The bottom is Allah Allah Allah wa sallam said, do not desire Listen, do not desire to beat your enemies in the battlefield.

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You know they shouldn't be this Oh, I want to go and fight the enemies. First Allah Salaam said Don't. Don't want to meet your enemies in the battlefield. Ask for Allah us our fear as well, big butt.

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If you happen to beat your enemies in the battlefield, that don't turn away.

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That is not the desired position. But if you happen to meet your enemy, then you don't turn away. So, let me share a very let me share a personal story with you.

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Out of the allaahu in this time of the halibut travel all the way from Medina to schomp. But once he was going to a charm when he reached the border of charm, he got the news that they was a plague in Sham. So one of the alumni gathered this a habit of the alarm on home and he did much wrong with him he comes on to them what shall we do? Shall we carry on or shall we go back?

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So a few of them presented him the Hadith of the Prophet Allah Salaam, they if there's a plague in a place, you don't enter that place and if you're in that place, you don't leave that place.

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So Omar of the Allahu now decided that they would go back. So somebody said to Omar, they said yamir Mommy, yeah ameerul momineen Roman cadila amirul momineen are you gonna run away from the color of Allah meanie Go Go carry on. If you're destined to become ill and affected by the plague is gonna happen. Don't go back

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and

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learn who said Suriname, the film Roman Kadri la isla de la. We are running away from the color of Allah subhanho wa Taala to the color of Allah subhanaw taala meaning that color of Allah may be the plague, this color of Allah is that we will be in the state of well being and afiya and we see this precaution in the life of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there was a man who came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam there was a whole day

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delegation from Turkey.

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And amongst them there was a man who had leprosy.

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So they came to give beya to the province of Milan he was 11. Normally when you gave would give back to the province of Milan, you would give the baby a hand in hand Oh he will sit next to the Messenger of Allah, with a messenger of Allah found out amongst them is a man who has leprosy, the prophets of Allah alayhi wa sallam said, Tell the man who has leprosy that his bear is done, his prayer is completed, and he can go back. Why? Because why place yourself in the predicament. So if you are in a place where there is a plague, then you don't leave that place. Why? The Omar mentioned a few reasons. But let me mention two reasons for you. One is because of the fact that if you leave

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that place where there is a play, and there are other people who cannot leave that place, then their resolve would break, you will break their heart because they cannot leave. And this is why the professor Milan he was so upset regarding a person who remains in that place where there is a plague, that he will get the reward of a man who remains in the battlefield fighting.

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jealous that if we left that place, imagine you're in the battlefield and half of you now decide to leave the battlefield. What does it do to the other half a breaks their resolve?

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So suppose Allah Salaam said remain in that place, because if you leave you will break the resolve. But the second reason, main reason is that if you are in a place of plague, or virus or something similar, and you happen to leave that place and go to another place, you're going to spread the plague. So let's see why the message of a loss on the line isn't totally pristine. Now amongst those people

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who were there in the town hall and was were men like Abu Zubaydah to Nigeria one of the tenders guaranteed gender by the prophets of Allah Allah azza wa jal Shira ameloblastoma, Yazidi baby Sophia, none of them left. None of them left. You know how many people died in the town and was in the time of Ramadan? La palabra de la I know, they say 30,000 Muslims died in the US.

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But they remain there. I'm gonna ask Allah I know he took a group of people.

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And he took them to the mountain, the top of the mountains. And then he bade him into groups, maybe depending upon how well they work, and they raid away from the facility. until those who are so ill, they passed away, and some who got better, and when they were better, they returned. But 30,000 people pass away. So brothers.

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Let's remember one thing

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that will ever comes it comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is our belief that the original source of anything is Allah subhanaw taala first thing. Second thing is that we as believers living in the dunya we take the ASVAB we take the precautions

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so we don't go in a place with a plague. And if we happen to be in a place of plague, we don't leave that place. What is the reward? We said the Shaheed the reward of a person who is in a place of plague is Shaheed Let me tell you this amazing revelation, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the problem is Allah Allah Salam said, on the day of judgment,

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though, who are martyrs will argue those who died of natural causes, those who are martyred in the path of the last month of fighting the father last month, Allah will say regarding those who had a plague, yeah, Allah, these people are martyrs like us.

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Those who died of natural causes, will say to Allah No, no, no, no, no, Allah, Allah. These guys died on the bed like we did. Like we had kidney failure. Like we had a heart attack, they died of a plague of virus that was it. They can't get the status of martyrdom, give them the status.

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So generally, when a person has a plague or virus, he doesn't have wounds. He has internal failure. So Allah will tell the angels he said to the angels, or angels go and check these individuals.

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What kind of wounds do they have? Do they have wounds like martyrs, or do they have wounds like those who died on their beds, so the angel will go to those who

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A plague and virus, and they will check their state.

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And they will have runes like those who are martyred on the battlefield Not only that, their wounds will be dripping of blood. And Allah subhanaw taala will give those who died of a plague who died of a virus, he will give them the status in the author of the Shahada.

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So let's remember rovers elders, that this comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we don't really get too freaked out we carry on with our day to day life and that's because we believe

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that this is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. in Manila, why never do that everything comes from Allah subhanaw taala everything goes back to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And therefore we trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is why when you look at things, through the lenses of the argument makes things a lot better.

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You look at sicknesses and you look at plagues. And you look at so Pamela for a person who is afflicted with a plague or a sickness or an illness or a virus like the Coronavirus and he passes away in the eyes of Allah he becomes a Shahid

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and if you only look at it from the dunya, we lens

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tennis bat,

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there is no hope.

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This is why in life, look at things through the lenses of the era and major issues become trivial. And if you look at things through the eyes of the denier, the denier villains, that minor insignificant things seem like a mountain. So we made that last panel dollar, keep it all in good health.

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And Allah subhanaw taala protect this oma that whoever is afflicted by this it is a Rama for him. And Allah smart Allah grant him Shahada, the status of a Shaheed, but at the Luffy commsec Avila haven salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.