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Building a Strong Muslim Mindset | Sh. Abdullah Oduro



In a world of motivational speakers, celebrity life coaches and online influencers – how does a Muslim develop a strong mindset.

We sit down with Shaykh Abdullah Oduro from Dallas, Texas to discuss ways in which Muslims can foster their own unique mindset in light of their faith.

Shaykh Oduro is a research fellow at Yaqeen Institute and also the head of convert resources.

00:00 Introduction
01:40 – Shaykh Abdallah’s roots
04:59 – Why I chose to Become Muslim
09:13 – Understanding your purpose & Surah Baqara reflection
11:23 – What should a Muslims day look like?
17:18 – The story of the $100 and $1 Riyal
21:26 – Reflect to connect and rewind to remind
22:20 – Salah and rewinding
23:53 – How do we achieve a state of discipline ?
25:38 – the most beloved actions
28:59 – Being beloved to Allah
31:01 – Practice makes Perfect or Practice makes Permanent?
35:46 – Maintaining happiness in troubling times
40:39 – The impact of Hedonism
44:52 – Salah
46:39 – Fudayl Ibn Iyad and the jealousy of kings
48:50 – The aftermath of the Sexual Revolution
50:56 – Can we be inherently ‘toxic’ people?
51:49 – The Protection and Honour of women in Islam
54:29 – The idea of a ‘Safe Space’
56:25 – Final thoughts

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  1. Allah knows what you will pray for before you begin to pray. If He already has a plan for you that is not what you are praying for will Allah change His Perfect Plan to please you?
    Try thinking about that.

  2. I was so excited to see Sheikh Abdullah Oduro. His perspective, ways are soo interested. I saw bits of his own channel, yet really wanted to see more so I am excited for this. I love your content at One Path Network allahuma barik, please keep it up✨

  3. These words are not mine. These are the words the Ruach HaKodesh (YAHUAH's Set-Apart Spirit) uttered through me when I prayed to YAHUAH; asking him what he wants me to say, knowing the truth. Blessed are they who keep YAHUAH's word:

    "Know that YAHUAH is the name of the Most High and YAHUsha is the name of The Son.
    Come out of her, my people, who have fallen into her deceit. Who know not my name and say they love me. I have made myself known. I have heard you and I am here.
    There are many who are yours to be saved. I am he who knows all that you are. Come to me, here are they who are mine. Make haste to come, here are we. Give in to them who speak of me, they are yours. I am here for you. Know that all is for them, here are we.
    Give not to them that are against me. I am he who sees all you do. Come to me out of her, all are here for me. Do what I say. Out of her, come. All are here."

    Exodus 3:13-15 KJV

    13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

    14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.

    15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

    John 5:43 KJV

    43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

    2 Corinthians 6:17 KJV

    17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

    Isaiah 52:6-7 KJV

    6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.

    7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

    2 Corinthians 6:1-2 KJV

    1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

    2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

    Romans 10:1-3 KJV

    1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

    2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

    3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

    Romans 10:13-17 KJV

    13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

    15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

    16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

    17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

    Nahum 1:7 KJV

    7 The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

    Hebrews 3:15 KJV

    15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

    Isaiah 52:11 KJV

    11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord.

    John 14:15 KJV

    15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

  4. "Thank Me and your parents: everyone will return to Me for calculation and retribution!"
    Surah 31 Ayat 14

    Verse in full:
    And We have bequeathed a man to be kind to his parents and take care of them, especially the mother, because the mother carries him in her womb, and her weakness increases as the child grows; and she weans him from the breast only after two years. We commanded: "Thank Me and your parents: everyone will return to Me for calculation and retribution!"

  5. Can I be the reason for what you say?❤️
    1.SubhanaLlah🌹
    2.Alhamdulillah🌹
    3. La ilaha illaLlah🌹
    4. Allahu Akbar 🌹
    5.AstagfiruLlah 🌹
    6.SubhanaLlahi wa bihamdihi Subhanallahil azim 🌹
    7. La ilaha illa-Llahu, wahdahu la shariika lakhu, lakhul-mulku, wa lakhul-hamd, wa hua ala kulli shayin qadiir.🌹
    8.Hasbia-Llahu, la ilaha illa hua, ‘aleihi tauakkaltu wa hua Rabbu-l- ’arshi-l-’azim🌹
    9.Rabbana atina fiddunya hasanatan va fil ahirati hasanatan va kyna gazabannar 🌹
    10. La haulya va la kuvvata illya billah 🌹
    11."Subhana-Llahi wa bi-hamdi-hi 'adada khalki-hi, wa rida nafsi-hi, wa zinata 'arshi-hi wa midada kalimatih 🌹
    —————————
    Ma shaa Allah. May Allah be pleased with you❤️

  6. قال تعالى (مَّن ذَا الَّذِي يُقْرِضُ اللَّـهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا فَيُضَاعِفَهُ لَهُ أَضْعَافًا كَثِيرَةً وَاللَّـهُ يَقْبِضُ وَيَبْسُطُ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ
    May God protect you, take care of them, and direct their steps. And after. We raise it to God and then to you. We ask in it from God and then from you. Had it not been for the💔💔
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    I am a mother asking you to stand with me so I can raise them and know what it is like to be without men. I am a widow from Palestine and I do not know what to do. By God, my tears do not leave my eyes from sadness. I have a sick child who needs treatment. The doctor told me that I should have the operation as soon as possible, but I can't. Do something. I ask you, brothers, to see the situation for yourselves so that you can be sure of what we are doing. I have knocked on many doors, but you know that I need you most these days. Sorry for the inconvenience, but that's the way it is،،The virtue of charity and its benefits in purifying the world of wealth and body from sins, eliminating afflictions and diseases, bringing happiness to the poor, and blessing money and livelihood. As for the other, it is: to be a shade for its owner in extreme heat, weigh heavy on the scales, make you risky on the Sirat, and increase the degrees of Paradise. Also, charity extinguishes the Lord’s wrath, according to the Prophet’s words: “Charity extinguishes00970592585271WhatsApp to donate .. the Lord’s wrath and averts an evil deرعاكم الله وحفظهم وسدد خطاهم. وبعد. نرفع الى الله ثم الى مكانتكم الكريمة بذلك النداء، والذي نتلمس فيه من الله ثم منكم الفتة الانسانية و الأبوية لما نعرفه عنكم وعن مواقفكم الإنسانية والكريمة التي لا تبغون من ورائها سوى وجه الله عز وجل، فنسأل الله ان يجعلها صدقة عنكم وعن والديكم و ميتكم و احييكم وفي ميزان حسناتكم، لولا الظروف التي أجبرتني عليه ما قمت به.
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    انا أتوسل اليكم لوجة الله… اخواني انا عندى صغار ولا يوجد عندى شي الحمدلله انا ارملة من فلسطين اقسم بالله لايوجد شي. عندي ومعي صغار وارجو منكم ان تقف معي لكي اعين الصغار وانا و اسرتي بيتنا ايجار الشهر و تراكمات علينا الديون من اجار بيتنا الى عدة شهور وصاحب البيت يريد ان يخرجنا بسبب عدم دفع الرسوم السابقة ويريد يطردون من البيت الى الشارع لعدم ما قدرنا على دفعه لموعد الأ جار بدون رحمه و اني اسالك بالله العظيم يا اخي لو انت تحب الخير ارجوك ان يا اخي الامر لله وحده ربنا يعطيكم الصحة والعافية وعندي صغير مريض ويحتاج الى عمليه القرانيه فى العين وقال لى الدكتور يجب ان اعمل العمليه فى اسرع وقت ممكن حتا لا يكون خطر على النظر فى المستقبل على الصغير الله يحفظكم من كل سوء يارب. ومن الممكن روية بنفسك الحال الذي انا فية و يوجد كثير فى حياتى من المشاكل وديون البقالة والكهرباء والماء وثمن العلاج وغير ذلك كثير من الديون وانا دقت ابواب ناس كثير ولكن انتم تعلمون كيف نعيش في غير قادرة اتكلم حتا اليوم قررت اكتب علي اليوتيوب وانا فى امس الحاجة لكم فى هذه الايام انظروا لنا فى عنين الرحمه والشفقة وكونوا لنا اخوان سامحوني على هذا الازعاج لكم فى موقع اليوتيوب ولكم هذا هي الطريق الواحد الذي ممكن ان شاركوني فى هذه الحياة وان يصل لكم حياتيmmm

  7. As a Muslim your goal should be ——–>>

    pray daily salah
    daily dhikr
    follow almost every sunnah
    establish a business empire
    daily charity in private
    and always ready for death
    may ALLAH azzawajal make easy for us to hold on to Islam
    ❤❤❤❤❤ AMEEN ❤❤❤❤❤❤

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