Islam Suffices for Us as a Blessing

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Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Hilary and Zola Allah Abdi Hill Kitab wallum Yeah Jana who was Al Hamdulillah Hilary had an early head. Can you know tadier Lola and head down Allah? Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen all praises due to Allah all praises due to Allah Who has blessed us with Islam. Imam Ali, Radi Allahu Allah, Karim Allah which is reputed as related to have said, in nomina, in Mina in the dunya and your Kia Kellis, lemony aroma 10 from the blessings of this world is that Islam suffices as a blessing. If we didn't get anything we thought we should have gotten from this world we didn't get the house of our dream, the yard of our dream, the Chateau of our dream, the caravan

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dream, the spouse of our dream, the children of our dream, nothing that we thought we should have gotten a we aspire to attain to in this world, but we left this world saying La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasool Allah than we've been blessed.

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On the contrary, if we got all of that we got the yacht we got the condo, the chateau, we got the car, we got the spouse, we got the children, we got everything we aspired for in this world. But we left this world with our La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Allah rasool Allah, on our tongues nor in our hearts, then we haven't attained anything of any lasting import in this world. May Allah bless each and every one of us to leave this world with our hearts illuminated by Allah Allah Hey Lola, with our tongues articulating La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. What we like to talk about today

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is the subject of love. When someone here here is a hottie, or Muslim speaker, saying we're going to talk about love, they sometimes think we were trying to romanticize Islam, or something of that sort. Not at all. Love is at the very foundation of our affair. First we want to just mentioned the love of Allah and the pace the love of Allah should have in our lives and our hearts. Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the Quran Wamena Nursey me yet tough human Dooney Allah He and then you have Buddha whom Billa will levena ermine who shed to her belly Allah. Those who believe are more intense in their love for Allah

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parenthetically than the love for anything or anyone other than Allah subhanho wa taala. Our hearts should be filled with the love of Allah subhanho wa taala. Recognizing the good that Allah has done for us, even the master roadworthy Allah who is related to have said Juba till Konoba Allah helped him and escena EULA, their hearts have been disposed to love those who do good to them. Has not Allah done good to us?

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Has not Allah done good to us, my dear brothers and sisters,

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we have more clothing than we can wear. Talking us in this country.

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In this gathering, there are more clothing than we can wear. We have more more food than we can eat. Many of us are searching for diet plans and we go assiduously to the gym. To work off those extra calories. We have more house than we can live in. The Prophet salallahu idea was sudden could barely stand up in his house. We have cathedral ceiling, some of our houses have ceilings that rival the ceiling of this very auditorium we find ourselves in we have more house than we can live in.

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And I'm not saying that to make anyone feel guilty in any way, shape or form. All Allah asks is that we give thanks for those blessings learn show cartoon as long as EDA nakoma Few give thanks, I will increase you. And he asked us to share those blessings. That's all.

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Allah and we ask Allah to give us well being to protect us to preserve the blessings that He has bestowed upon us. But the point is, if we reflect them ponder all of us will acknowledge that Allah has been so good to us.

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And if we acknowledge that and if we recognize that and if we turn into it eternalize that then our hearts will indeed be filled with the love for Allah subhanahu wa

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Cortana sufficient

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as a reminder,

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as to the significance of the love of Allah,

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and also a reminder as to each and every one of us in our various capacities, should be working to uplift to advance this religion.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned Yeah, you hella Dina ermine, who me or Ted Deming commanding the soul for your Tiller who be your home and you hit boom we have Boehner at the Latin Island movement in is it an annual Kathie Lee new Jaya he doing a fee so be Lila Wala? Your handphone Aloma tele him Valley California la he t he mean Yasha wala who is your name? Oh, you who believe you hella Dina and who may or take them in command dini. And the primary meaning here is most of the commentators the exigence the first thing they mentioned mental Wella and nostra T Dini, he

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is not talking about belief, and apostasy. Whoever turns back from assisting this religion,

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then Allah will bring another people for Safa yet Tila, who yet Tila, who back home. And what is the first description of those people, you hit boom, will you hit buena home, he will love and they will love him. He will love and they will love him. So as we mentioned, when we say assisting the religion, in whatever capacity we find ourselves in,

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when you're studying with the intention

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of just preserving the knowledge, enhancing your your practice of the religion, to deepen your servitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala you can do and to perfect your Rebadow your worship, and to teach that to others, and to spread that. Or you might be a housewife who's educated herself so that she can educate her children years, you're helping the religion. So it's not necessarily something that we might describe in heroic terms. It can be something that might seem very simple, and very every day. But it's something that's great in the scale of good.

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And it might be something more heroic when you're studying and you want to use your studies to repulse at a sophisticated level very sophisticated attacks against the religion.

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Then you helping the religion

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if you want to be able to help guide those who are lost, not not necessarily owing to any fault of their own. But they've been bombarded with all sorts of ideas. And they haven't they haven't read or encountered any Muslim arguments that are at the same level of sophistication as those arguments that are confusing them. When you have that intention. And as a result, it gives you the motivation and the impetus to stay up that extra hour. Despite you the longing for sleep, to make the sacrifices that are needed to push the frontiers of your knowledge a little further. You're helping the religion

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when you represent a dignified human being at a time where our humanity, humanity has been systematically stripped stripped from us. And human beings manifest themselves in the most undignified manner. You see it in the media, you see it in the streets. You see it in offices, you see it in classrooms, not classrooms as a tonal college inshallah. But you see adults acting like fools and thinking they're cool. You see the denigration of manners. You see people using profanity with with wanton impunity, and you stand as a dignified human being who's not wearing ripped up blue jeans. Most idiotic thing I've ever one of the most idiotic

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that you wear your blue jeans until they rip up throw the RIP one up ones in the garbage go to the store and spend $100 to buy some pre whipped up blue jeans. If that's not the epitome of stupidity, I don't know what is.

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And what a hair willy nilly

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as you said, using profanity with with impunity, and you as a Muslim, you stand with dignified clothing. You don't you don't use foul language.

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If you use beautiful language

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and you carry yourself in a beautiful and dignified manner,

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and your hair is neat and you keep yourself neat, you're helping the religion

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because those are standards that the religion advances and then embodying those standards, you represent an island of Islam and sometimes what may seem like a sea of kufr

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though Allah says He will bring people

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to represent to help this religion home he will love and they will love him. You hipbone we have Boehner

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we have the love our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that's at the heart of our religion. And there are many, many things we can mention in terms of what engineers love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his beauty.

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His beauty, beauty, generates love. Some people say they saw someone who, who was so beautiful, they said it was love at first sight.

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And many people who saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they saw that beauty that was more beautiful than the enchanting full moon. It was love at first sight.

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Before they saw him, they might have hated him. They some of them came to Medina, they wanted to kill him. And as soon as they saw him, he was so beautiful, that they fell in love with him. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam beauty, we love people sacrifice. What did the Prophet sacrifice for us? If we reflect on the sacrifices that he went through SallAllahu I knew he was setting them for us. So that we could say La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will love him.

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He sacrifice status.

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He could have been one of the most wealthy and influential of the Arabs. He sacrificed that for us.

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He left his beloved homeland for us.

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He was forced to see his sinned his companions into exile, out of his love for them, seeking their protection but ultimately for us, because those who are in exile they were free from the persecution of his enemies. Who are hell bent on wiping this religion out?

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He migrated

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he saw his beloved companions killed and tortured you sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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But he never forgot about us.

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From that day, until the end of days, when everyone is concerned about themselves. His concern is us. When everyone is crying Neff, see enough see, what is he crying uma T uma T, my community, my community out of His love for us, his sacrificing for us? How can we not love him Salah Allahu Allah was setting him this is the tip of the iceberg. We could spend the entire time on this particular subject, but want to move on and talk about the love we should have for each other.

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She related from Ebihara or the other one and an Ebihara eurotel Rhodiola one on kala Rasulullah he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Let's take the whole Luna lagenda hat Meenu what took me who had that have boo, fly do LUCAM Allah che in either for us to move would have up to us sure Salam obeying.

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That you will not enter paradise until you truly and completely believe and you will not truly and completely believe until you love one another. Shall I not direct to you to something were you to do it you will love one another. Spread the salam between you

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will translate it subsequently spread the sun and between you. So our a condition for entering paradise is the completion and perfection of our faith.

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And the completion and purpose one of the things that are complete and perfects our faith is our mutual love for each other. To have BU is our mutual love

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Have we each other

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then handle Allah. And then he says, Shall I direct you to something? Where you to do it you will love one another, spread the peace amongst yourself after Salama bein. There are many meanings of this. One is that when we meet each other we should greet each other but we should greet each other.

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And one of the commentators on this hadith he says with a loud voice.

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You know how some people greet especially in public, you're in the mall and you're so excited. You see a Muslim Salam aleikum, brother

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Oh walaikum salam to lower Barakatuh I'm happy to see you. You're my brother, you my sister, Lal Hill Allah

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spread the peace then they say

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until it proliferates throughout our society.

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We should be a society where a salam Wa alaykum is echoing off the walls of our homes, in the streets in the alleyways in the marketplaces. As Salam aleikum, Wa alaykum wa Salam wa Rahmatullah. And then there's a deeper meaning and some of the exigence go into this, not from the angle I'm approaching it but I'm approaching it from an angle that building on what some of them say, this Salam, salam Wa alaykum

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as root meaning is being free from any defects or imperfections. So when we say Allah, or iron or a human melakukan could do us a Salam. Many of us are clever. So we learning Islam we convert and we start learning Arabic. And one of the first things we learn is the greeting as salam Wa alaykum. They say Peace be upon you and so we get to the name so I don't know Rahman Rahim yet, and Malakal, kudos

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binos salaam, the peace Allah's the peace.

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The meaning basic meaning as Lord Allah is One As Salam was free from any defects or imperfections. Jen has called Dar Salam because of the imperfections that exist in the world won't won't exist there. There won't be any illness or disease.

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There won't be any death

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and Jana,

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etc. So, when we say assalamu alaykum Salima yesterday we were saying that I'm not going to do anything that's going to lesson you. I'm not going to do anything that's going to harm you. I'm not going to do anything that this that's going to disrupt the state of peace that should exist between us. And by announcing that As salam Wa alaykum wa Rahmatullah Assalamu Aleikum I'm proclaiming that so that you know, I'm your Muslim brother. I'm your Muslim brother or sister and I have I'm not going to do anything to lower you or lessen you or harm you. Isn't Allahu Taala F Xu Salama Boehner calm and when that spreads and permeates throughout our society, we'll have a loving society

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will have a loving society

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will have a peaceful society. Because if we're not going to do anything to harm anyone to lessen anyone, peace will prevail.

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war, conflict strife is the opposite of that. People are destroying each other tearing each other down, even to the come one of the preconditions of war is we dehumanize the enemy.

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we dehumanize the enemy, we create hatred for the enemy and the hearts of the people. And then it becomes easy to destroy them to lessen them to tear them down. May Allah give us tofield May Allah bless us to internalize these meanings. May Allah Tala bless us to cherish the love that exists between us because there are enemies that are always looking to take it away. To exploit it for their benefit.

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We have to cherish it we have to the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala just having the ability

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to having the ability or the opportunity better just by being a believer and having the opportunity to love Allah

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Ah, when the many people on this earth don't buy we get happiness gear Allahu Akbar the 2 billion Muslims Sigmar Allahu Akbar

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we sometimes fail to

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reflect on the fact there are almost 9 billion people on the face of this earth, Muslims are in market minority.

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A lot of people have not been blessed with this opportunity.

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A lot of people don't know Allah subhanho wa Taala a lot of people don't have the wherewithal and the blessings, to serve as a foundation to love Allah subhanho wa taala. May we do our part to extend this blessing to more? In conclusion, let me say this,

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related to this latter statement about as Muslims being a relatively small minority minority, despite our numbers, as they say.

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I'm gonna go there. Let me just finish this point. We've been chosen.

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We've been chosen

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for this honor.

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Majah Hebrew filet hochkar jihad, who he come?

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When Mirjana la confit denim and heritage Mila Tabby Kimmy Brahim strive in the word of Allah. So we will finish where we started striving the word of Allah, as rightfully should be the case he has chosen you and has made no difficulty for you and your religion the way of your forefather Abraham. So we opened up many of the men come whoever turns back from striving and struggling and working for the religion. What Jae Hee do Fila he strive in the way of Allah, as should be the case. This this this honor we have doesn't come without responsibility. And one of those responsibility to again within our sphere, of life of influence

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of existence to strive, and to struggle, and to work. And it's beautiful, is dignifying it's uplifting,

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for the way for the sake of Allah Jaya Hebrew filet. who watch the Bear COME he has chosen you. And he mentioned the MILA Tabby, Ebro Him just as He chose Abraham our forefather. And the Ibrahim McCann, maternal Karnataka Lilla Hanif on wollam yoku minimal shrieking Sharecare on the and Rumi H dubare. Who

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were had their who in us your autumn Mustafa him, he chose Ibrahim our Father, and He placed us on the way of Tawheed the way of Ibrahim and choosing us. May Allah bless us and strengthen us and help us to give it its full right to the extent of our resources and the extent of our ability and circumstances. Our Kulu Kali had Westrock Shula Lee who walakum would you say it meaning your console true or?

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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam o Allah say you didn't miss any say he didn't um, hammered home early he was me he was in LA however

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you gotta who you saw Lunarlon Nabi Yeah, uh, you handed in and who saw Ronnie he was suddenly moot as Li Na Hina Allah masala cinema Berek ins you didn't know Mohammed. He saw me he was and as you all know by now, our Muslim brothers and sisters and Turkey and parts of Syria particular the northeastern corner of Syria have been afflicted with a terrible, natural disaster. We pray that Allah subhanaw taala blesses them with patience blesses them to maintain those who have survived a good opinion of Allah subhanho wa taala. And we thank Allah for the blessing of faith because of the blessing of faith helps us to look at these things, despite the terrible nature and the human

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tragedy that they involve. But still to look at them in a positive light. Again, there's someone who doesn't have faith, they don't have that ability. One who lacks faith, will say and many of you might have heard this from some of your acquaintances. Where's God's mercy

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50,000 People did Where's God's mercy?

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And as believers,

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because say that God's mercy transcends this world, a small portion of Allah Tyler's mercy is reserved for this world. The overwhelming portion is for the devil of judgment to be used amongst us when our accounts are taken.

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The Mercy of Allah extends beyond this world. We look at those people are deceased, we say their shoe had their murders.

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So they're not martyrs of the Motyka. We wash them, we shroud them, we pray over them, but they go the agenda.

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They have they go the agenda, and living in this world, what is the ultimate aim? The ultimate aim is that we do the things that we can do. As part of our intention or effort to attain to agenda. A shoe head that will come sir, come I'll call sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and not around when the throne. Well Alaric or saw him will hit me was shahidul feasability learned and there are other categories mentioned another this is not restrictive. The martyr is a five, one who dies of plague, one who dies of some severe internal intestinal ailment, typhoid or cholera diarrhea.

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One who dies drowning, one who dies into demolish structure was saw he Bill had me and one who dies in the way of Allah. And so we look at at the fate

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of those people in a different light.

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Then we will look at if we don't have didn't have faith. Many people who don't have faith,

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they have a bad opinion of our Lord. We maintain a good opinion of our Lord.

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We have in this life and we'll conclude with this we have trials and tribulations of all sorts. We have good times and we have bad times. And all of the times rather that we perceive them to be good or we perceive them to be bad in reality, they're good if we greet them, and receive them in the proper light within the proper light. Our Prophet sallallahu it was suddenly mentioned Isaiah Bendel the Emerald movement in umbra. umbra, who called the hula hoop higher. While he said that he Kelly had an enlightening moment. Amazing is the affair of the believer. His affair all of it is good and that's for no one except the believer. And also a bit who saw Raul Shaka off I cannot hire Allah if

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some pleasing thing befalls him. He praises he thinks Allah and that's best for him. That's good for him. We were in a saw a bet who bought Raul sobre la can you run left and if some difficulty hardship painful thing befalls him He patiently endures it

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and that's good for him. So may Allah Tala in the good times blesses to be amongst the people of Shaka that people give Thanks to ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada

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and when we are afflicted with difficult times and inevitably we will and our individual lives and our communal life and we pray but it tends to happen in our national life

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the bad times or the difficult times the unpleasant times might come we don't pray for them

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we don't ask for them

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let alone no new all I do was a lot of fear. Don't long to meet any enemy and other don't long for difficult times what a war hardship strife ask Allah for well being and safety and protection and all of the meanings and body and Althea was a loyal Althea but if they do come for a their fee that fee they'll like laugh at Mufasa beautiful and representative of this bad times in general, not translating directly but if the difficult times come then be patient fossil fuel phosphate. So may Allah give us patience? May Allah Tala give us thankfulness? May Allah Tala bless us the maintenance

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In a good opinion of our Lord who has been so good to us and open so many doors of goodness before us and blessed us a myriad ways alone more feeling Muslim and non Muslim at will mean in almost minute and here even home well unwed Robin enter to the Kulu BANA bothers her day eterna will have learner rushman they can tell in NACA Intel web or ogbonna for running sub run with Cordana one saw not only Kathleen Rob burner forgotten in a sub run with SAP that occurred them and what was the mean? Wow for both you learner waterhemp and Munna found for nine mil caffine Allahumma in Erbil becoming an Emmy will happen when we come in and it will catch on when we come in a jubilee World

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