Are We Grateful?

Zaid Shakir


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where Shadwell ilaha illa. Allah hula hula Sherry Kala shadow and say you don't know Mohammed Al Abdu our assume?

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welcome. We all feel welcome. When you take illa huaraz hula hoop tada 30,000 alvina and Bonhoeffer in Stockholm in Stockholm. Howdy Vicky tabula. Well, how you Earl had he had you Mohammed in sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are shorter ramorum to have a coolum that attended our kindergarten by Allah Allah.

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Allah Allah Allah tinsel knock

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Al Hamdulillah hilarion zela Abdi Hill keytab Olam Yahuwah

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Alhamdulillah Hillel he had an early hand on a canal in a terrier Lola and had on Allah Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen All praise is due to Allah.

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We praise the Lord because he has a lot

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we praise Allah because he's alright man or Rahim and Nellie can could do a salon and whoop Malema Haman, Allah xyzal job barra de La Hoya local barrier. So we're so we're through electoral Smith.

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We praise the Lord because he's the merciful. He's the holy.

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He's the embodiment and epitome of all of the meanings involved in His name's

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we praise Him because He is a law, the creator of all that exists. And we thank him for his blessings.

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praises expressing beautiful words

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of appreciation for beauty in Allah Jamil hibel Jana, Allah is beautiful and loves beauty. So we praise Allah for his beauty.

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And we thank someone for their blessings.

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We thank someone for their blessing. So we thank Allah for all of the blessings

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he's bestowed upon us. Those we know and those we recognize and those that we know not.

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As we all know, we just had in this country Thanksgiving Day,

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so we're not entering the bait should we celebrate Thanksgiving or not, people are free to do what they want.

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But we do use this as an occasion to reflect on the nature of thankfulness and our religion.

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And to provide an evidence or proof of the validity of that, in other words, identifying something in our cultural heritage, and then using that to highlight an aspect of our religion. This is something that Prophet did sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the proof of that is a hadith related in Sahih Muslim, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and the EBU sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon us Taku can image and color her share your own color konu lobbied

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that the truest word a poet spoke was the poet of Gaza the saying of Levy, so he identified something in the cultural heritage of the Arabs to make a religiously relevant point.

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Another corner lobby corner lobby and Khun Lucia and Mark Hello laha baudeloo well couldn't learn coluna

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Lemme highlighted in blue, that every thing besides a lot is false.

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In other words, it has no true independent existence, except Allah.

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And every blessing will inevitably pass away.

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Oh couldn't deny him. Nana halat is an illusion. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam took this line from the cultural heritage of the Arabs, to emphasize the reality and the nature of tawheed and kulu Shay in Halawa, how about

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everything other than a lot is false.

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Then Hello Allah. And so we take this

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occasion of thankfulness to talk about a shook thankfulness as our teachings our religious teachings presenting them

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the first thing is linguistically understanding the origin of sugar.

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One of the origins is found in the saying of the Arabs even on Shaq or even on Shaka

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so have you translated literally a thankful camel, but that's not the origin and the language the origin even Lynch Evie launcher core is a camel that gets fat on a little bit of grass.

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So that's the camel you want you want do you don't want the camel, the pasture is scarce in the Arabian Peninsula. You don't want a camel that eats and eats and eats all by himself eats all the grass and doesn't even get fat.

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You want a camel that eat a little bit and gets nice and fat gives a lot of milk that's the origin and this tells us gives us insight into the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala a shakoora amongst the names of Allah a show core as some of us like myself, we convert to Islam and we start to learn things and then we miss apply them. So one of the first things we learn is as salaam alaikum Of course,

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when we learn shukran that someone gives you something, say shukran or the shock Ronnie chakra means thanks. So we get her last name as she recorded this Oh, I lost the thankful

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know the meaning of the name goes back to the linguistic origin. So even when she called the camel that gets fat on a little bit of grass, Alo a shell core for your T cell where then Zeeland Allah, Hamelin Colleen,

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the one who gives you a great reward for a little bit of action. So you see that she caught the camera, it's a little worse and gets fat. We give a little bit of action to Allah and he gives us incredible reward. That's a lot of Shahada

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has to be asurion fairly high, Ella said Emir def Illa Athan kathira

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the good deeds you do and how to multiply 10 times over

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so one has any left Karen Shay and millon Maloof

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Don't be a little the slide is good too Can you you you can do

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Willow and teleca Akaka bewitched and Pollock. Even greeting your brother greeting your sister with a pleasant face,

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the hassanal just smiling

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and that's motivated 10 times over one word in the quarter and one letter in the Quran that we recite letter call le meme has Kelly or her offer letter cool and if lamb mean hearts were lacking any phone the horse while I'm on hot water me more harmful has to be actually inside here. Don't say any family and if lamb meme is a single letter, rather and if is an individual letter, meme is an individual lamb is an individual letter meme is an individual letter and each letter is not too high. 10 times oh

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man your teeth, then Josie LAN Allah Hamelin Holly as Shaku This is a lot of shockula.

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Now, we know

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two types of people.

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To this.

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Has it dwell on this point? All of us know them.

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One is a shell core and the other one is El Kheir four.

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So the thankful person is shell core and the Ingrid is kathiawar

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or kaseya and the thankful sheck Allah tala reminds us in the Quran what is the Edna Rob become the initial cartoon as he then when confirmed to inother the Lucha de

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when your Lord proclaim

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and here is not lencho cartoon, if you give thanks, I will multiply the blessings. So this is a manifestation of a show called Allah giving increase for thanks or gratitude for his blessing when it uncovered to him, so it's not talking about rejecting faith. It's talking about rejecting the blessing. Well in cavorting in Adobe lesedi you should know my punishment is severe.

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So we know two types of people we know one person

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he needs $100

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she needs $100

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and we only have $5. So you say well, I only have five I give her take take $5 one person says Jesus Allah,

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Masha Allah, this is the seed money this is the bedrock isn't this $5 the rest of the easy the other 95 is easy.

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This person is shocked

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he's thanking and appreciative for the littlest of blessings.

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Then the other type is California stokfella you know you got it man.

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Are you holding back look at your car man. You drive you rolling up in a Tesla. We don't even hear you rolling up. You know you got it. You hold them back $5 us up we'll take the $5 No, I'll keep it

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at the whole Cafu.

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No matter how much he gave he wants more.

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We should ask ourselves and we shall pour are we cut for no one in this country. Should be Cafu.

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Look at the blessings.

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They get the blessings some of us unfortunately no one here necessarily this a generalised statement

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they're like the person Allah describes in the court and

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thirdly, women hold up to what Haider

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went out to LA who man dude whereby Nina show Buddha from my attorney oh and as he can learn who cannot be it now I need

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the me alone to deal with the one I created alone.

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Our fellow brothers and sisters at the end of it is going to be one on one

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one on one

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us against the law.

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You know who's gonna be in control of that game. You're not you play your little brother. You might be him one on one.

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One is one on one with a lot Tyler you're totally at his mercy.

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var for many women who look to wahida wedge out to LA who melanin Duda we've given him expansive wealth. Everywhere he looks he can see as well.

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Some of us in our backyards we look this way we see our house. We look this way we see the pool we look that way we see the nice shed that would be a house for someone in some countries. We look that way we see the woods there our woods.

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them do that. What they mean is you who that what does that mean? He's so wealthy, that his sons are always there in His sight. They don't have to go herd the camels. They don't have to join the caravan. They don't have to go hunting. He's got all his so much well his sons can just stay there and chill.

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We're Bernina

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on that one to level 10 heater and we've made everything easy for him. We had

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everything easy and then one thumb yaka Maru and as he said, then he wants even more.

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He wants even more he's not satisfied

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This materialism can make us unsatisfied.

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We have a roof we have a house, we have shelter, we have heat, we have food. We want more.

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And why does the law say he's not going to give him more color and who can be a Yeti? None either. He's been stubborn and rejecting our signs.

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He's been stubborn and rejecting our signs. In other words, all of these gifts have not enhance, purify, adorn his heart with faith.

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Learn Hello.

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The Quran speaks of human reality.

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Some of us get caught up and we forget the blessings.

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We forget our parents struggles.

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Some of us we forget our parents came here with nothing.

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They work day and night, to put a roof over our heads to change our diapers to clean our up after us to feed us to give us a good education sacrifice, saved up their money to move into an area with a good school district like this town.

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They could have stayed in some town where houses are cheaper, they wouldn't have to work as hard. They could have dropped one of the jobs, but they did it all for you.

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And then we forget because of the smallest inconvenience.

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Not something necessary. Our hookah had developed a scheme of of absolutely central thing drawer door react. And things are nice, but they're not absolutely essential hijacked. And then kasnia things that beautify and adorn so we can absolutely do without them.

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But they beautified

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and so we become dismissive of the loss blessing because of passing Yeah.

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Oh Dad, why won't you buy me that kind of sneaker?

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You already have 10 pairs, what do you need that particular one for? It's not a need. It's not a necessity. It's not a need. It's not essential.

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But that that sparks a crisis.

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Within son of some of us

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we shall be shall call. Those who for the smallest blessings are thankful

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that they mentioned the three manifestations of thankfulness. shukran sukru, crew, welcome will show crew bill the sandwich show crew, village aware thankfulness with the heart and that lies in acknowledging and recognizing the blessing.

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And so the person who's in a faith crisis

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because they couldn't get a pair of sneakers

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or because they might be older in age

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because the husband didn't get a house with stainless steel appliances

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or whatever.

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That person doesn't recognize the blessing in the in the heart.

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Why because the heart has become hard and cold and therefore unreceptive to blessings.

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So the heart has become blind. Allah says, it's not the vision that becomes blind. It's the hearts that become blind.

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So they can't see the blessing. That's why it's important for us to stay close or have a close relationship with a law a close relationship with the Quran because those are the things that soften our hearts. It's important to keep our heart our tongues moist with the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala those are the things that clean cleanse and soften our hearts. Those are the things that illuminate our hearts. When our hearts are illuminated, and there's light, we can see the blessings.

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A show crew will help will shuffle bill the sun and then thankfulness with the tongue.

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Thank you, Allah subhanho wa Taala for his blessings and thanking people Milam yes Quran nurse Flm yesterday last one was not thanked the people has not thanked the law

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Thank you parents

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for raising you responsibly.

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Thank you parents

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for sacrificing for you. Thank you children for coming to Juma

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for everyone that comes is 10 that probably don't come with yours and one of the one out of 10 who come thank them for being an obedient child.

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Thank them brothers and sisters

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shokuhou bill the sun

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and then a sugar a village away

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and thankfulness with the limbs.

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So, Islam is not taught

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in the word itself implies action. So muster as lemma usili mu s learner.

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So the process of submitting

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the act of submitting, it involves action, the muster we send English or verbal now.

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It has the quality of a noun not being attached to any of the periods of time, the present the past the future, has the verb is an action connected to time.

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dorada so I hit him, he hit him, dada, that

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you're the rebou he's hitting him where we'll Hit him.

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Hit him has to be on the future.

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The hab is the action of going but there's no time associated with it.

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So there's action though. Islam is that type of word muster, it has action associated with it. And so what is the family of God instructed to do in the loo Allah dawu the chakra

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and then Allah dahu the chakra Oh family, your download the two interpretations for chakra 10 G's, just clarifying the action which means everything you do, do it out of appreciation to Allah. And then enter the outer chakra.

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When you eat, thank Allah

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when you put on your clothing, and you have clothing, clean clothing to put on thank Allah

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when you go to your job and you have a lawful, lawful employment so you know you're not morally conflicted. Because your job might involve something haram thank Allah subhanho wa Taala if you're involved in something Haram, then you're morally conflicted. Thank Allah because your heart is still alive.

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And then look for something better.

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Don't leave what you have, generally speaking,

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because it might you leave it without finding something better might precipitate more harm than is involved in working at that place.

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But have thankfulness for a heart that's still alive? And because the heart is still alive, you can be morally conflicted.

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So 10 years on the fruit MBM.

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So nephron and V.

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Work acts of sugar and added out of shokran. And what are those? The Prophet sola Sallam he tells us when is described by Ayesha radi Allahu

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taala cannot Rasulullah he Salalah honey who was sending out your pumila layli had to water on that otter Fonterra Katana kordamentha the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with Stanford parrot prayer and night until his feet slow or until his feet cracked.

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For call to Lima tossed no hairdryer Rasul Allah woke up to go for Allah who

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then became one that Aha. So I said to him, why are you doing this on messenger of Allah? When your past or future sins have been forgiven of mistakes? It's not say sin be happy rasulillah your past or future mistakes have been forgiven for color sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Flm an akuna up Densha Cora Shara not then love to be a thankful servant.

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Should I not then love to be a thankful servant so the limbs being involved in the prayer when

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expression of his thankfulness to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So brothers and sisters, every opportunity you get to involve your limbs in worship, take advantage of that opportunity. shukran Lila, out of your appreciation to Allah subhanho wa Taala as an expression of your appreciation to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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This and we have a thankful Allah. And this is the last point we'll make as the time has expired. We'll go back to the verse with the Rob bukem, the insha Allah as he didn't come while in California to another de la Shadi.

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And when you law proclaimed, if you give thanks for my blessings, I will increase your nose blessing. And if you fail to give thanks if you are ungrateful, you should know that my punishment is severe.

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Do we have?

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What is that it's describing envy, amongst other things, because envy is the desire to see a blessing Allah has given his servant taken away

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as one of the epitomes of ingratitude.

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It's an epitome of ingratitude.

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Your other two is Ella to niramit and an AMA Hello Allah Abdi

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because you want a loss blessing upon someone else to be taken away.

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So when we have that attitude and that orientation widespread in our societies,

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what does it open the gateway to one and kufr

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illa sherried.

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And if you reject my blessings, you should know that my punishment is severe.

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So brothers and sisters, by being a nation by being a community of thankful people, we invite the blessings of Allah the form and we'll call it the opposing implication. If I am gratitude,

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praise the punishment and the eradication of the blessings. Gratitude brings the graces and an increase in the blessings will ensure khardungla is eternal come now bless us to be a thankful community. May Allah blesses to be thankful individuals. May Allah tala bless us to express our appreciation with our tongues, to do the things that will soften our hearts so that we can acknowledge and be receptive to the blessings unresponsive to the blessings and they'll lie bless us to extend to express our gratitude for his blessings with our bodies. A lot of time to bless us to pray, shocker and

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thankful out of gratitude to law to pick up the code and when we have some spare time out of gratitude to Allah. Too fast a day here and there. We're feeling healthy and strong out of gratitude to Allah subhana wa akula Kali has westlock for handy welcome. When he said meaning Yoko Mr.

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam On se diversity Sayidina Muhammad wa ala early he was so handy. He was

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in a lot of women

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who you saw

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Yeah, you Hello, Dina Amadou San Luis Valley. He was certainly more Taslima Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik. ala Sayidina wa had even our karate I you Nina Mohammed went early, he was so hungry, he was selling thirsty men. kathira final point May Allah bless says to be those people who can recognize the greatness of Allah's mercy and bounty in the smallest

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graces and blessings that are bestowed upon us. Because we don't know tequila with a shaky Tamra ward off the punishment of Hell, even with half a date you might give in charity, someone might give us half a day, but they only had one day. And they kept one for their child or themselves to break their fast with on that day, and they gave the other half to us. That's all they had. And so we might think it's small but it's great with Allah subhana wa Tada. And so we should treat it as if this is the greatest gift I've ever received. That little small card someone took time to write

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and sent to me

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You should see it as the greatest gift that we could ever receive unless your corner all Haemophilia Muslim in one Muslim at one mob meaning me now, and yeah even while I'm at Rob Bell Allah to the Kaluga