Ease with Difficulty
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The Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was described by anessa Malik as Mara to a hidden Apsara taba, Suman, Min rasulillah salam Sana, I have never seen anybody smile more than the Messenger of Allah sallallahu it was on them. And this is not
something that was inadvertent or intermittent. This was something that was the norm for the Messenger of Allah sauce on them to be always smiling, and in a state of contentment and happiness.
And this is something that is the effect of what Allah subhanaw taala describes in the Quran as lm nasura la casa de rock, haven't we open up your chest for you? Haven't we not?
Have We not made things that are very difficult for others to bear bearable for you. And this is a trait of the messenger of a loss, the loss of them, that he managed to carry and bear the difficulties of life that were so numerous and in so much variation.
He managed to carry all of that, with a smile on his face. He managed to carry all of that while bearing the burden of the responsibility
conveying the message to all people.
He carried that while knowing that his time on the earth is very short, and he has a lot to do for us.
So, what we as Muslims, when we go through something in our lives that is tough, that's difficult, that is, at a point might feel unbearable.
What we are taught to do is to look at the guidance of the Quran and how the Messenger of Allah so lots of them live that guidance, how he implemented that guidance of the Quran.
And that's the, that's our life. That's what we look at the Quran and the Sunnah, to find answers, and solace and consolation.
the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam,
he went through enormous amount of difficulties. And what I wanted to talk about today is how the Quran helped him deal with those difficulties. And this is a topic that perhaps we have talked about before, perhaps we have heard others talk about as well. But I personally went through this in the last month, some of you might have known, I had a loss in my family. And it was a very difficult time for me for my family speak, personally speaking.
when we're in that situation, and it feels like you're in the middle of a storm, not a physical storm, but a storm of emotions.
The thing that we have to turn to is the guidance of the Quran. And the Sunnah of the messenger
and the Sunnah of the messenger, particularly of how he dealt with the difficulties that Allah put him through
It he dealt with it so beautifully, that he's described as, you know, having shot or solder content, able to bear things, not big reacting, not bickering, not becoming jaded. So content with the difficulties, that he's smiling more than anybody else. Awesome. I mean, that is the peak of what it means to be able to live your life at its to the fullest, while going through all the difficulties that life throws at you.
The Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam.
If you were to look at what he went through, just very briefly,
he suffered a lot of pain. That was personal, personal meaning it was pain of loss, personal loss, family members, that were dear to him, that he lost.
You know, everybody has, you know, a sometime in their life, they will see a relative die. Right? But the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam before he was even born, his father passed away. When he was very small, his mother passed away. Then his grandfather passed away. philosophy as a very little child as under seven years old. He's already been through three devastating losses, and there's life philosophy.
There are many rose up, and he has his own kids from Allah who lives on them. He had four daughters and three sons. All three of his sons died in infancy.
All three of them, cost him of the law law, some of the law and Abraham only allow one home. All three of them died in infancy.
Three of his four daughters
died before the messenger of a loss loss on them. So in total, he had to bury six of his kids, with his own hands, colossal.
That amount of pain brothers and sisters, losing six of your children,
losing your mother and your father, and your grandfather. All when you're extremely young.
That is an enormous amount of difficulty as an if someone is put through that much. They come out very bitter.
They come out very angry. But the Messenger of Allah Wilson was not bitter in the least philosophy.
And this is the point. That's where we look to him the loss of limb as the role model as the best because he went through the most.
And it what we go through pales in comparison with what he went through philosophy.
We look at his losses, not personal like this, like family members,
but pain in the moments of joy
which is a really hard thing.
When you're happy, you don't want to be sad. When you're in a situation where you feel that this is a joyous situation, you don't want that to be tinged by sadness.
But that happened to the messenger of a loss also them very frequently.
For example, we have the Battle of butter, the great victory of the Battle of butter against all odds. That was a battle that was so difficult. You know, we know the numbers 1000 versus 300. But that's not telling the whole story.
What's maybe more telling is the number of cavalry, the horses, and the horsemen, that can attack an enemy, or Ah, the army of Quraysh, the enemy, they had 100 cavalry,
the people of Medina, the prophet SAW them and also haba had only two cavalry. 100% versus two is not a battle that is death.
So to win against those odds, to prevail in that first battle, what an enormous victory that was, it was one of the greatest days, the day the law calls in the foreign Yeoman for Connie yamata Hall jimang.
It's a beautiful day.
In the prisoners of war, or amongst the prisoners of war, the Messenger of a loss of loss of limb finds a familiar face above class,
the husband of his daughter, designer.
And as the prisoners of war, are being ransomed the Messenger of Allah, Allah solemn, sees what ransom Zina has sent for her husband.
The ransom that Zane have sent for her husband was the necklace that Khadija gave her.
The necklace of Khadija that she gave to her daughters in upon her marriage that was given as ransom for the son in law of the prophets of Salaam, when he was a prisoner at the bottom of bottom, can you imagine the pain the messenger son must have felt at that point, looking at the necklace of his deceased beloved wife, lying in the pile of ransom
in this gray moment of victory, and joy,
it's devastating. It's very difficult. But this was what messengers also known was put through again and again Time after time, he was put through this also them
so that we could learn from him how to deal with our difficulties that are nowhere near as difficult
our losses that are nowhere near as severe.
When the prophet SAW psalms dear cousin Jaffa
finally returns from Abyssinia and joins the prophets of Salaam in Medina. The author was of a similar age the Prophet was alum. They grew up together in the same house. They were practically brothers. Jaffer also resemble the prophets also them quite a lot in appearance. So they were very, very close. And the messenger had to be separated from Jafar because he sent Jaffer the Allahu taala on who and some Sahaba to Abba senior very early on in Makkah to make sure that there are some believers living in Amazonia safely in case, you know, the worst happens in Makkah. Finally, many years later, about a decade later, Joshua finally returns. And when he returns, it was the day of
the great victory of hayver. And the messenger said today we have two beautiful victories or two joyous occasions. One is the victory of hyper and the other is a return of Jafar, for the loved one.
And very shortly after Jafar returns barely a few months has he been with the messengers also them
and then he sent out for another battle, the Battle of Malta, and in the Battle of murder, many of the Muslims died. That's where the first great bravery of Harlequin Waleed was showcased.
But the Messenger of Allah saw solemn, is describing the scene of Darfur. First his adopted son,
they being martyred because the angels were showing that scene to him, and he's describing it to the people. Then his dear cousin, we just finally got reunited with
Master or martyred
and he's describing the scene and his eyes are overflowing with tears.
And he finally describes how silent also
takes the believers out of that difficulty that brothers and sisters, that situation of being happy for a little bit. And then right after that there's some sad thing that has happened. That happened to the messenger of a loss a loss of so many times. And yet we find him bearing all this with a smile on his face, lots of them with the most immense gratitude to Allah, Allah,
not questioning even once the wisdom of a lost patatas judgment not even once.
And, you know, when Omar rhodiola won, who came to the messenger of Saddam after the, the Treaty of Arabia, and they signed the Treaty of Arabia, which was on a, on a surface a very,
was a bad deal for the Muslims.
The profits are sunset tumor, something very beautiful. He said, in the Abdullah, he was a pseudo I am the slave of Allah and His messenger. I am a slave of Allah and His Messenger,
lan halifa, Morocco, I will never go against what he's telling me to do. What I knew that when you buy any and he will never allow me to go to waste.
He will never abandon me.
He will bring me to a difficulty and then bring me through it as well.
So awesome. This was this was it This is it, right? This is the peak. This is what it means to be a complete believer have so much belief and trust in Allah. Allah is unwavering.
So in light of these examples, what are some of the ayat that help the messenger salsola cope with difficulties because he's a human being he's gonna cry. He cried. In fact, quite a lot. Man, his son passed away when Jaffer was being martyred. He's a human being.
But his heart was strengthened by the Quran
gallican you know, sub beterbiev who are the waratah who are Tila? this Quran revealed time and again, piecemeal is to provide strength to the heart of the messengers also known
and it's beautiful measure resuscitation, is also what provides strength to the heart and to the soul.
in difficult times when you read the Quran, you know, when it's measured and being read beautifully, it provides soothing comfort, unlike anything else, unlike anything else.
So some is that prepared the messenger, some of us are known for this.
I read a few of them before in the beginning in the intro, the football, which is Surah alumna de la casa de la the whole surah is very beautiful, and worth a study. But the particular ayat that we will talk about, too, is for Mr. Diversity userland in namale, or city, you saw, this is a declaration a statement of fact that a loss patroller makes To the Messengers asylum and the messenger. So asylum, once he has understood, shows us what it means to live by them.
Once the Iota revealed, the Messenger of Allaah Salaam is telling us this is how you live by this meant
that his whole life for in the Marvel Studios run in America.
Truly with difficulty, there is ease truly with difficulty there is ease.
This is a very beautiful coping mechanism. These two
are part of what helps us and allows us to go through these tough times and allow the messengers also love be prepared himself on
international the Greater Manchester contemporary was infested comments on this ayah. And he points out a number of benefits from these two.
I'll share about five of them with you.
He says number one that this ayah
says indeed with difficulty there is ease.
So difficulty and ease are opposites. They're like hot and cold night and day. They can't actually coexist in the same time. It's logically impossible. So what does it actually mean? My last part law brings them together and says that they're together. What is the meaning of that?
Well the meaning of it is God muscle habit to use really larysa maka Deaton knocked the theory illusory, or moved to Latin geometry
that when Allah brings these two opposites together and says they're together, what that shows is that the effects of the hardship
And then the consequences that a person feels, after they have suffered are also removed. If a person can understand and believe and internalize this, if in the Marvel Studios turn in the Marvel Studios, the effect of it is as follows.
When sadness strikes, when difficulty strikes, that will not paralyze a person from action, that will not stop them from doing what they used to do.
This is one of the things by the way, when you talk to a professional about someone who is about to enter depression, one of the telltale signs of someone entering depression is they stopped doing things that were habitual for them in the past, they just don't feel like it, they don't have the energy anymore to do it. They don't find the motivation to they can't get up for those tasks anymore.
It's a classic sign. So the effects of that sadness are negated when you understand for animals to do so that's one benefit of the ayah.
The fact that Allah says Ma, which means with also is
also is alluding to the fact that both the difficulty and the ease, they come back to back,
they come back to back. So the moment the difficulty ends.
That very moment, the ease begins, for in our solution in Nevada City, Missouri. And this is a beautiful, beautiful understanding. If you understand that this is really difficult right now, but in a minute is going to get better.
And a little bit longer, it will get better, that understanding will help us get through it.
The IR repeats for in America, it used to run in nama island was three to serata I repeats, it comes twice a loss montilla does not repeat himself for no purpose.
Whenever Allah repeats something in the forum, there is a very purposeful
objective behind the repetition.
So what is the purpose of repetition? Here?
The purpose number one, this is point number three benefit number three is that it is to emphasize the effect of the ease in America in America, the US run in a city you serve. That is to show that the effect of the ease and the ease itself is more than your difficulty. What Allah will give you, as a consequence of your bearing This is far more, far better. So that repetition provides that emphasis. The repetition also means there's a lot of it, this is point number four, there's a lot. So in Arabic You have one, then you have two, and then you have three and more. That's how the numbers are split. In English we have one and then two and more singular and plural. In Arabic, you
have one, two, and then three and more. The to the category two, could literally mean two.
And it also could mean a lot. It could also mean a lot. So for example when Allah says in the Quran, to merge elbasan caratini yonka la kobus Rojas, Ian wahiawa has seen that then look at the creation of a law
twice and Europe you will find no flaw in the creation of a loss patola you Your eyes will be tired searching for flaws in the perfection of a lost creation. Now twice here doesn't literally mean twice, twice here means look again and again as many times as you want and you still will not find any flaws in the creation of a lost path.
When you go for hygiene normally we say love Baker lahoma love bake the baker
is to love right there's two of them there.
And that is again to show that Allah I'm here again and again answering to your call again and again.
So, when Allah repeats this ayah or in Nevada soussan in the Euro, minis repeating desire is to show that there is a lot of ease,
the difficulty will come and then with with it, a lot of ease will come, then the difficulty will come again you will probably relapse.
And then with that relapse, you will have even more ease. And then something again will happen that will remind you of your loss, and you will feel sad again. But guess what,
it will be even more ease afterwards. This is the point that repetition is adding the meaning of a lot of hula does Marina was
speller from de la Sato Samarra de la vida, le he was happy Mama, but
the fifth and final point of benefit from these two ayah is that the repetition is providing constellation, it has the tone of someone consoling somebody, when somebody is consoling a person. They repeat their words.
And this repetition is literally a last panel up consoling the messengers also, for in our last use in our last video, it's gonna get better, it's gonna get better.
That shows the love and the care that the Messenger of Allah wa sallam enjoyed from Allah subhanaw taala. and by extension, all of us as well.
So these, just these two ions, and this hundreds literally in the Quran, that prepared the messenger sauce on them, that gave him the strength to be able to put up with the most difficult tests anybody could have been put through. This is it brothers and sisters, people lose their minds when they lose something valuable. A believer is supposed to look at a law, the Book of Allah,
and the guidance of the Messenger of Allah zasada. And the more we look at the book of Allah, and the more we study the life of the Prophet of Allah wa sallam, the more you will be amazed at how a last part how he the Messenger of Allah saw them, lived his life, dealing with the most severe circumstances, and all of that with a smile on his face. All of that with no bitterness in his heart.
No bitterness, even the men who slandered his wife,
undermine his authority of the loving, obey, even salute the head of the Malacca teen.
Even that man when he was dying, the message of a loss of love did not have any grudges in his heart. He prayed this and as he led this and as
and when Omar was trying to intervene, he said in a gun near Omar inni, who used to foster
Omar I was given a choice.
And I've chosen I was given a choice to not pray or to pray. And I chose to pray.
Later on a loss public clarified that do not pray ever on the janazah of the of a hypocrite. But the point here is the Messenger of Allah also did not harbor any ill feelings towards the man who single handedly harmed him the most in Medina from the inside.
That's what it means brothers and sisters we get angry we get bitter we get upset at everybody very quickly. But that's not what the messenger of Allaah slum taught us. That's not how he lives Fossella so we asked a lot smarter to give us the understanding of the friendzone allow us to live in, in inspired by the message of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam in the love of my life who saloon Allah Nabi Yeah, you know the nomina Salalah Salim the steamer Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Asad in Australia Ramadan film Allah Allah Allah Allah within Allahumma Han Allah Muhammad Allah miletti military version of Islam that he was in I mean, how'd
you hear about anime or loss and your prayers and blessings upon the Prophet so solemn, allow us to live and die like him and resurrected in his company on the day of judgment and give us a drink from his pond on the Day of Judgment. Aloha Martina for dunya Hassan, Hassan, Okinawa not our master he was the best in this life and the best in the next life and save us from the fire of hell. Walking