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Confidence – Overcoming Adversity – Stories from the Seerah

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Abdul Nasir Jangda

Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda

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The Prophet sallallahu Sallam had a very special relationship with his uncle embleton him. Ever since the age of a double tala was the man who raised the prophets a lot he sent him. His father passed away. A couple of months before his mother gave birth to him. His mother passed away when he was only six years old. His grandfather passed away when he was eight years old, he did not have any biological siblings. So I will tell you it was basically the family of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. When the prophets a lot of them started preaching and teaching his message, particularly when he went public with his message in the city of Mecca. There was a lot of opposition and

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frustration, and even anger from the people of Makkah towards the prophets a lot SLM, Abu Talib, the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam the entire time, even though he was a leader of the Quraysh. And he was a very important figure in Mecca. But Abu Talib had given the prophets a lot of them is full support. And the benefit of is protection saying nephew, you do whatever it is that you feel like you need to do whatever you think the right thing is, and don't worry, you have my protection, you have my support.

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Eventually, when the situation really came to a head,

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a lot of the leaders of the quarter is pretty much the entirety of the leadership of the Quraysh. They got together, and in the form of a very formal delegation, they came to Abu Talib, and they spoke to him. And they leveled with him or, and they tried to reason with him.

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Again, of course, from their perspective, and they said that, you know,

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we've been dealing with this situation in regarding your nephew for quite some time, it's gotten to the point where we can no longer deal with it, we can no longer tolerate it. We have a lot of proposals and offers, there's a lot of things that we can offer to him, there's a lot of things that we can do for him. But we need you to rein him in, we need you to either give them up,

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you know, stop protecting him, which I will tell him looked at them and said, You know, that's not going to happen. Then they said, Okay, well, at the very least you need to convince him to compromise with us and work with us and sit down with us and negotiate with us. And keep in mind the profits a lot. decem was a very agreeable, a very pragmatic, very practical person. But when they're talking about negotiating, they don't mean an actual real negotiation of terms of peace or anything like that. What they basically mean is that he's got to just completely abandon his position and stop doing what he's doing. So I will call him calls for the profits, allottee sentiment, the

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profits, a lot of the same comes. And he sees all these leaders of Croatia and he realizes something is up, and it will dial up says, Look, these are your brothers, these are your elders. These are like your uncle's from your people. And they have such and such complaints about you. And these are the requests that they have of you. Why don't you Please sit down? Why don't you work with them Don't be so difficult. And

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at that moment, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I want you to again, just really process the moment. And I want you to process the emotion. This is like the only person in the corner of the prophets allottee salaam, his uncle, the man who raised him who's like, he's his family. He's like a parent to him.

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And this man is basically now telling the prophets, a lot of them in front of the opposition to the prophets a lot so that I need you to

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be a little less difficult. I need you to work with these people. And want you to imagine what that feels like. There, there, there could be a feeling of abandonment, of being isolated, of being left out to just kind of being left out alone.

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And then nobody in your corner.

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And I want you to imagine how difficult and challenging that moment is where you feel like you're alone. You feel like you're isolated. You feel like nobody has your back. Like you're cornered, you're pinned against the wall.

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And in that moment, how does the profits validation push through and overcome that moment of adversity?

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He says Yami Oh, my beloved uncle Well, lucky, lo Waldo shum, Sufi emini with a comma fee sad that even if which they cannot, but even if it's an expression, Arabic, that they could put the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left hand like if they could give me everything in anything I could ever ask for.

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He says that I would not stop preaching my message. I would not stop doing what I'm doing. until either my mission the tasks that God has sent me for is realized, or I die trying

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Lakin matakohe

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I will never quit, I will never stop.

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And the narration The story goes on that the prophets allowed him as tears in his eyes because he feels like he's maybe lost, I will tell him

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and he turns around with tears in his eyes, he starts to walk away and Abu Talib realizes kind of the, the what the prophets, a lot of them is feeling and what he's going through. And he calls out in front of all the opposition and calls out to the prophets a lot. He says, nephew, you keep doing what you got to do, what you think it whatever it is, that is the right thing to do. You keep doing what you got to do. And you still have my support and my protection. And he turns to the opposition, he says, I'm sorry, but I can't help you.

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Moments of difficulty and adversity will arise. And a lot of times they present themselves in the form where you have some opposition, you have some you have an adversary, you're being picked on by someone, you're being singled out by someone, you're being persecuted by someone. And they're trying to pull all of your support mechanisms away from you. And you start to feel like you're isolated and alone. The solution. The key to overcoming that adversity

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is resolve. Be resolute and have resolve

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and have conviction. Never doubt yourself in that moment. But know who you are and what you believe in why you're doing what you're doing. And you will be able to overcome that moment have a moment of adversity. And not only that, but your your resolve in that situation, your strength and conviction. Your confidence in that moment, will inspire others around you, to rally behind you and to support you and to get behind you. May Allah subhanaw taala give us all confidence in our faith, the ability to know and do what is right and give us resolve and strength in the face of adversity.