What Are You Thankful For?
Channel: Zaid Shakir
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala CD mursaleen Sayidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam
due to Allah,
we praise Allah, because He is Allah. You praise Allah because he's al Rahman al Rahim and Malik and producer salon and book Malema Haman, Allah Aziz and Jack Boren who kept the Lahore local barrier when was so weird. So we grew in Akron, Smith,
we praise the Lord because he's the Merciful. He's the holy.
He's the embodiment, and epitome of all of the meanings involved in his names.
We praise Him because He is Allah, the Creator of all that exists. And we thank him for his blessings,
praises, expressing beautiful words,
of appreciation for beauty. And Allah had Jimmy in your head will Japan, Allah was beautiful and loves beauty. So we praise Allah for his beauty.
And we thank someone for their blessings.
We thank someone for their blessing. So we thank Allah for all of the blessings
he's bestowed upon us. Those we know and those we recognize and those that we know not.
As we all know, we just had in this country Thanksgiving Day,
so we're not entering the bait should we celebrate Thanksgiving or not, people are free to do what they want.
But we do use this as an occasion to reflect on the nature of thankfulness in our religion,
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 EBU sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon us Doku Kelly Merton Karla Hashem Iran kolu lobbied
that the truest word a poet spoke was the poet of Gaza, the saying of lebih so he identified something in the cultural heritage of the Arabs to make a religiously relevant point.
So now they'll call in Lobby they call a lobby, Anna Kulu Shane Mark Hello. Hola. bowtie Lou. Will Quinlan call kung fu naman lemma Hallett there in the every thing besides the law is false.
In other words, it has no true independent existence except the law
and every blessing will inevitably pass away
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And so the Prophet sallallahu Sallam took this line from the cultural heritage of the Arabs to emphasize the reality and the nature of towhee and Kulu che in a halal Allah bowtie who everything other than Allah is false.
Then Hello Allah. And so we take this
occasion of thankfulness to talk about a shook thankfulness as our teachings or religious teachings present them.
The first thing is linguistically understanding the origin of Chicago.
One of the origins is found in the saying of the Arabs EB launcher core, EB launcher core.
So if you translate in literally a thankful camel, but that's not the origin and the language the origin evil in EBU learn shell Corp is a camel that gets fat on a little bit of grass.
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.
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 shell Corp, amongst the names of Allah, a shell Corp, and 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 as a Salam Alikum Of course.
Then we learn chakra that someone gives you something say chakra or the chakra knee. Chakra means thanks.
And so we get to Allah's name as she recorded this Oh ALLAH is the thankful
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. Allah who has chakra who are your three Fairweather Friends is zielen Allah, Hamelin Pauline,
the one who gives her great reward for a little bit of action. So you see the shoe core. The camera is a little grass and gets fat. We give a little bit of action to Allah and He gives us incredible reward. That's Allah Shaka
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the good deeds you do and has an attitude of a multiply 10 times over
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and thus multiply 10 times over one word and Lakota and one letter in the Quran that we recite. Letter call Elif Lam meme has Kelly hearth later cool and if lamb mean heart was asking Eddie for the horse well M on hot will mean will heart will has an attitude we actually I'm failure. Don't say any family Alif Lam meme is a single letter, rather and is an individual letter. meme is an individual lamb is an individual letter meme is an individual letter, and each letter is multiplied 10 times oh
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a shell Corp. This is Allah shell Corp.
Now, we know
two types of people
hasn't dwell on this point. All of us know them.
One is a shellcode and the other one is El kheir four
so the thankful person is shellcode and the Ingrid is Carrefour
and the thankful scheck Allah Tala reminds us in the Quran what is to Ethnologue bukem The initial cartoon as Eden Nakum when in kuffaar tomb in there the lucha de
when your Lord proclaim
and here is not learn show 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 well in Kfar to him so it's not talking about rejecting faith is talking about rejecting the blessing well in converting in other be less shady you should know My punishment is severe.
So we know two types of people we know one person
he needs $100
She needs $100
And we only have $5 who say well I only have five I give her take take $5 One person says Giselle Koloff hair, masha Allah, you know this is the seed money. This is the barrel cousin this $5 The rest will be easy the other 95 is easy.
This person is Sialkot
he's thanking and appreciative for the littlest of blessings.
Then the other type is California. stoke fear Allah you know you got it man
are you hold them back look at your car man you drive you rolling up here in a Tesla we don't even hear you rolling up you know you got it you call them back $5 I still feel love it take the $5 No I'll keep it
here the whole Carrefour
no matter how much you give me once more
we should ask ourselves are we shall core are weaker for no one in this country should be careful
look at the blessings
get the blessings some of us unfortunately no one here necessary this a generalized statement
they're like the person Allah describes in the Quran
thirdly women Haluk to Wahida
Why was out to LA who man a man dude? Where Benina shahada from my Yatra no and as he can who can be a yeti now neither
the me alone to deal with the one I created alone.
Our fair brothers and sisters at the end of it is going to be one on one
one on one
us against a lot.
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.
One is one on one with Allah Tala you're totally at his mercy.
For me women who love to hate them. Were just out to love who MELHEM them do that we've given him expensive wealth. Everywhere he looks he can see as well.
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 will be a house for someone in some countries. We look that way we see the woods there our woods.
mela mum do that. Whether Nina Chu 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 hurt 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.
Well, Benina sure who that
one that one. Tula who Tim Hida. And we've made everything easy for him. We had
everything easy and then one thumbs up. And as IID then he wants even more.
He wants even more. He's not satisfied.
And this materialism can make us unsatisfied.
We have a roof we have a house we have shelter. We have heat, we have food. We want more.
And why does Allah says not going to give him more color and who cannot be a Yeti? None either. He's been stubborn and rejecting our signs.
He's been stubborn and rejecting our signs. In other words, all of these gifts have not enhance beautify, adorn his heart with faith.
The Quran speaks of human reality.
Some of us get caught up and we forget the blessings.
We forget our parents struggles.
Some of us we forget our parents came here with nothing.
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.
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.
And then we feel
Get because of the smallest inconvenience
not something necessary are developed a scheme of absolutely essential things the road to react and things that are nice but they're not absolutely essential hijacked. And then Cassini app things have beautify and adorn so we can absolutely do without them.
and so we become dismissive of Allah's blessing because of passing yard.
Oh Dad, why won't you buy me that kind of sneaker?
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.
But that that sparks a crisis
within some of some of us,
we should be shocked for those who for the smallest blessings are thankful.
They mentioned the three manifestations of thankfulness, chakra and a chakra we'll call was chakra below the sandwich chakra, village awareness, thankfulness with the heart, and that lies in acknowledging and recognizing the blessing.
And so the person who's in a faith crisis
because they couldn't get a pair of sneakers
or because they might be older and age
because the husband didn't get a house with stainless steel appliances
That person doesn't recognize the blessing in the in the heart.
Why because the heart has become hard and cold and therefore unreceptive to blessings.
So the heart has become blind. Allah says, It's not the vision that becomes blind. It's the hearts that become blind.
So they can't see the blessing. That's why it's important for us to stay close. I have a close relationship with Allah a close relationship with the Quran because those are the things that soften our hearts. So important to kick 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.
A chakra will help with shuffle bill, listen. And then thankfulness with the tongue.
thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala for his blessings, and thanking people Milam Yes, Quran Nassif, LM Yashika the last one who is not thanked the people has not thanked the law.
Thank you parents
for raising you responsibly.
Thank you parents
for sacrificing for you. Thank you children, for coming to Juma
for every one that comes his 10 that probably don't come if yours and one of the one out of 10 who come thank them for being an obedient child.
Thank them brothers and sisters
Sure, shokuhou bility Sen.
And then a chakra village aware
and thankfulness with the limbs.
So, Islam is not taught
is the the word itself implies action. So muster s lemma usually is learned.
So the process of submitting
the act of submitting, it involves action, the muster we send English a verbal noun
it has the quality of the noun not being attached to any of the periods of time, the present the past the future,
or the verb is an action connected to time.
Daughter that so I hit him. He hit him, Dora that
you're the rebou He's hitting him What will hit him
him has to be in the future.
The hab is the action of going but there's no time associated with it.
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 debt owed instructed to do? Ariela Lu Anna Tao who the chakra
here and then who Allah de who the chakra. Oh family are
the two interpretations for chakra tell us just clarifying the action, which means everything you do, do it out of appreciation to Allah. Allahu Allah Tao, the chakra.
When you eat, thank Allah
when you put on your clothing, and you have clothing, clean clothing to put on thank Allah
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 and you're morally conflicted, thank Allah because your heart is still alive.
And then look for something better. Don't leave what you have, generally speaking,
because it might you leave it without finding something better might precipitate more harm than is involved in working at that place.
But have thankfulness for a heart that's still alive? And because the heart is still alive, you can be morally conflicted.
So 10 yeas on the fruit of the airman who Allah the older chakra
so my throne and B. Work acts of sugar, M will add a Delta chakra and what are those? The prophets Allah Sallam he tells us when is described by Aisha Radi Allahu
Taala cannot Rasulullah sallallahu Annie who was send them out your pumila Layli had to work on it or the fourth Torah Katana called on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would stand for parent prayer and night until his feet swell or until his feet cracked.
For quoting Lena tous no Heather your rasool Allah will cut the golfer hola hola Connecticut them and then them because when that offer so I said to him why are you doing this on Messenger of Allah when your past or future sins have been forgiven or mistakes it's not say sin behalf you are fully learn your past or future mistakes have been forgiven for call us Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam Flf who hipbone and Hakuna Abdon Shah Cora Should I not even love to be a thankful servant?
Should I not the love to be a thankful servant sir, the limbs being involved in the prayer one expression of his thankfulness to Allah subhana wa Tada. So brothers and sisters every opportunity you get to involve your limbs and worship, take advantage of that opportunity. Chakra Nila out of your appreciation to Allah subhanho wa Taala as an expression of your appreciation to Allah subhanho wa Taala
this is who we have a thankful ummah. And this is the last point we'll make as the time has expired. We'll go back to the verse with Rob Buccola in the show caller tonight as he didn't come while in California to another de la Chedid.
And when you lower proclaimed if you give thanks for my blessings, I will increase your Lord's blessing. And if you fail to give thanks if you are ungrateful, you should know that My punishment is severe.
Do we have a 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
as one of the epitome of ingratitude.
It's an epitome of ingratitude.
Your order to is earlier to near Latin and ama Hello Lila Abdi
because you want Allah's blessing upon someone else to be taken away.
So when we have that attitude, and that orientation widespread in our society
what is his open the gateway to weather in California to another Vela Shaheed
and if you reject my blessings, you should know that My punishment is severe.
So brothers and sisters by being a nation by being a community of thankful people, we invite the blessings of Allah for men makalah the opposing implication if ingratitude
brings the punishment and the eradication of the blessings, gratitude brings the graces and an increase in the blessings. Well, then Shackleton as you know, Allah blesses 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 and responsive to the blessings and may Allah bless us to extend to express our gratitude for his blessings with our bodies. May Allah Tala bless us to pray Shokran the left thankful out of gratitude to law to pick up the Quran when we have some spare
time out of gratitude to Allah to fast a day here and there. We're feeling healthy and strong out of gratitude to Allah subhana wa Ukko Lokali Heather was stuck through her Lea welcome when he said meaning Yoko Mr. Foucault?
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala see you didn't we're sitting Sayidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam in north of La Mina, who you thought maybe
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