Don’t lose hope
Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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it's narrated from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Earth CalU is the heaviest and weightiest verse that was revealed upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in terms of its implications, and what it demanded from him
was the verse in which Allah subhanaw taala commands the prophets allottee Salam, festa Clem come out on merit, Be steadfast upon that which you have been commanded to do.
Be steadfast upon that what you have been commanded to do. steadfastness is to karma.
It means to remain firm upon something,
it means to keep on doing what you've been told to do.
It comes from the root of the word Korean, which means sustained. So it's the idea of you came and you stood here, now continue standing.
And the Arabic language is a very vivid language. And so it's invoking the idea
that if you were told to stand somewhere, and after a little while, you lost some focus or concentration, you got distracted, you got bored. And then you start to kind of waver.
This is saying, no, no, keep standing, you were told to stand here, you were posted here, keep sending don't get so easily distracted.
And then a little while later, maybe a little bit more justifiably, you start to fatigue,
you start to feel tired,
and your back hurts,
or your foot hurts.
But this verse is saying, is to comma, the concept of is the comma saying, but you've been given a responsibility.
And I understand, it's understandable that you've been standing there for a while. So now your back hurts and your foot is sore, but you still have a job to do.
You haven't been relieved of your post and your your responsibility. So keep standing.
And sometime later, there might even be another need.
You might be needed elsewhere. Somebody wants your help with something else, somebody is asking you to do something else. And those things are maybe also in the periphery of your responsibility. Maybe you do have some sense of commitment there. So then that becomes the ideal excuse.
But again, the verse is saying, no, no, you've been posted somewhere you've been told to do something, you have not been relieved of your post yet, continue to stem
and that's the concept of VISTA karma.
And that's what makes it so challenging.
That's why there's such a profound reward. mentioned for it in the Quran, where Allah subhanaw taala he talks about and I'll mention the reward first tonna Zulu Allah, human Mala Aikatsu
that waves upon waves of angels 1000s and 1000s of angels, descending from the heavens coming down for the sake of this person and welcoming this person
into the afterlife. And they are congratulating and they are consoling that person comforting that person's soul. A lot to hustle. Do not fear what lies ahead. Well,
and don't grieve what you leave behind, while others Sheetal congratulations, Miss Jenna Tillotson continue to atone for the paradise that you were promised all along. Not only oh come Phil haga to dunya waffleh Hera, we were your friends and allies. We looked after you we were with you throughout the life of this world was in akhira and we will continue to be with you in the hereafter. What a comfy hamata Shaheed Infocom and reserve for you in Paradise is what ever your heart could desire. Well, a comfy and matted their own, and everything you could have ever asked for Newsela Minerva photos, and all of this is a gift from the most forgiving and the Most Merciful. Such a profound
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but then they were steadfast.
They lived by that they stuck to that they stood at their post. And they did not waver. They did not falter.
When a Sahabi of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a companion, may Allah be pleased with him, come to the prophets, Allah. He said, I'm fully collimated
on Messenger of Allah told me some very succinct, give me some very brief, concise, succinct advice that I may memorize and internalize and commit myself to and this very brief, but powerful piece of advice will take me to paradise.
And the prophets a lot exam told him beautifully, say, a man to Biller, I have believed in Allah through my stuck him
and then learn to be steadfast.
And the example of steadfastness that I wanted to present here, and what that steadfastness that remaining firm, remaining constant
in terms of one's responsibility to illustrate it, so that it becomes a little bit more relatable and also to illustrate how it will be very challenging at times, and there will be a strong pull in different directions.
I wanted to reflect on the Treaty of Davia. And that particular moment.
So the Treaty of who they via
a occurs in the sixth year of Hyjal. This is 19 years, not 19 days, 19 years after the mission of the prophets Allah the sun began.
Let's take a quick survey of what's occurred in 19 years. There were 13 years of brutality, oppression, persecution,
people were murdered.
In the streets of Mecca. People were tortured in broad daylight. People were kicked out of their homes and exiled.
People were they were stripped
of their possessions and their belongings. They were disowned by their families and their tribes.
And ultimately, it culminates in an assassination attempt against the prophets Allah Himself.
And they endured this for 13 years, to the point where they the Muslims relocated and went to Al Madina, Munawwara
and over the last six years, what has happened, numerous multiple attacks against Medina.
The enemy has come all the way to the gates, the Battle of the Trench. They've started they have starved them, and seeds them and killed them.
massacres occurred during this time,
between my own and so many others.
And finally, after these 19 years, and if we just take a moment to really sit and think and reflect on it.
Go back to what we were talking about before. You've been given a responsibility you've been posted
For your responsibility, you've been given a job, stand here.
Have they not fulfilled the obligation? 19 years.
They stood firm they stood tall 19 years
and sacrifice so much
life and loved ones and home and family and everything in between.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us a habit of your loved one whom is companions that I need to see the Kaaba. I longed to visit the house of Allah.
We're going for Amara
even though at that time, Mecca is in the the Mecca and almancil Haram and the Kaaba is in the hands of the enemy.
But the prophets Allah they said themselves that Allah has shown me a dream
that I am at the Kaaba and I am worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. I'm making Tawaf. I need to go.
And so they pack up and they head out in the State of Iran from the Khalifa going, reciting the tel via Lubbock Allahumma Lubbock going to perform Amara
obviously, we know that they are stopped they are blocked from entering into Mecca. At the place of her day BIA
and negotiations go on for days. It ultimately culminates within what we know as the Treaty of her day via but this is the moment of the test.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, if they offer me peace, I will take it in Salah Hooni will Salah
if they offer me peace, I will take the peace.
And when they sit down to negotiate terms, all the terms are lopsided.
They are insisting on terms that completely favor them
and actually are to the detriment of the Muslim community.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam keeps waving them off one after another waving them through and he keeps on going forward.
And the Sahaba Radi Allahu Taala and whom are confused, they're conflicted.
Go back to the analogy. We've been standing here for 19 years. My back hurts my foot hurts.
How much longer do I need to keep standing here?
I've done everything I've been told. I've sacrificed everything I had and then more.
How much longer?
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says and then being lucky, willing to die Yanni Allah, whoever that I am the Prophet of God and Allah will not waste me. Allah will not abandon me. Allah will not forsake me.
And the treaty goes through
the prophets Allah the son tells us a hobbit Radi Allahu Anhu. During the State of Iran, the only way to come out of the State of Iran was actually offered to fulfill the ritual. The Umrah
so they're in the State of Iran, what do we do? Yeah, rasool Allah, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explains the failure of certain PHMSA Salamina Allah, the Quran speaks about this, that you are not able to go forward. So what you do now is you basically sacrifice the animals that you had brought as a sacrifice and offering to Allah subhanaw taala you shave your head as you would have if you were completing your camera, and you come out of the State of Iran and we're going home and then the treaty had included that you can come back a year later arbitrarily. What does a year do? Wasn't it accomplish? We're already all the way here nope. But they insisted you can only come
back a year later for three days and then perform Ramadan that time and the prophets alabi Some said that we will make up for this camera at that time. I'm gonna talk about I will look at the the makeup ombre.
And when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells the Companions sacrifice your animals shave your heads we're done.
The Sahaba are just in such a daze.
It said such a challenging moment. Again, go back to the analogy.
Bing standing here this whole time and you're telling me I gotta stand for a little longer. When is enough?
And they just, they didn't disobey but they were just working through they were processing everything. And that caused a little bit of delay.
And the prophets Allah Allahu Allah, he was Selim had never seen a delay on their behalf. And so he was also puzzled by this.
And then very famously, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes to his tent, our mother, the Mother of the Believers on selama or the Allahu taala. Anna was in the tent of the Prophet to lobby some and
He looked very, the prophets alabi. Some seem like he was very conflicted by something. And when she asked him, the prophets a lot, he said, I've never seen them even delay or hesitate even for the slightest bit.
I don't know what to make of this. And she said, Yeah, rasool Allah, this is a lot for them to process.
But that spiritual muscle memory remains in place. If you start to wrap things up, don't naturally jump forward, and they will come to assist you and they'll start all doing the same thing as well. And that's exactly what happened when the prophets a lot even went outside and said, line up the animal time for the sacrifice and cutting of the hair, and then all the Sahaba started doing it as well. And they wrapped up everything.
And they started to head back.
I should mention that prior to this moment at the time of the negotiation of the treaty, or might have been a hardtop Radi Allahu Taala and who, whose personality was a little bit more brash. He was one who was sometimes willing to say what maybe others were reluctant or hesitant to say.
He was a little more outspoken and he had that relationship with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as well.
And so he had even gone to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a listener Hello, Happy Muhammad Allah button. Elisa, Atlanta and Jana waka platinum fitna
that are we not on the truth and there are upon falsehood. If we didn't get if we throw out, if we ignore this opportunity for peace, and we decide to fight them, and everyone dies, we go to Paradise and they go to hell.
So then why do we concede anything to them?
And that's when the prophets Allah is him gave the response, I am the messenger of God and Allah will not forsake me, Allah will not abandon me.
And as they started to depart Amara, the Allahu taala, and who says in the narration of Behati, that I immediately felt very embarrassed.
I felt embarrassed of the way that I had behaved and acted
about the fact that I had spoken out.
And so I was the prophets, a lot of sin would travel at the back of the army to keep track of everyone to make sure no one got left behind. And he said, I was hanging back even further than the prophet to love him. Because I didn't want to be in his line of sight because I was so embarrassed of myself.
And he says, I saw the prophets Allah do some writing his animal and then he lowered his head for some time, and that's usually the physical kind of signs of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam receiving revelation.
And I immediately felt very fearful. But then I thought to myself that I'm not important enough for Allah to reveal Quran about.
And when the prophets Allah is some after some time he lifted up his head.
He called from me, he says, Aina, Rama,
where's your Alma? And he said, I wanted my soul to leave my body in that moment.
And he says, when I came to the prophets a lot he said them and I said, I'm here Yeah, rasool Allah, still not making eye contact to embarrass
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I wanted to tell you before I told anyone else.
Allah has just revealed in the Quran. In naffaa, Technologia. For Tamil Bina, We have granted you open victory, a clear decisive victory.
And this particular moment,
the scholars they explained from this, the Mufasa launderable had the throne they explained from this particular moment
that there was a test here
for all of the companions of the prophets, Allah.
They had done their job.
More so than any of us can ever claim having done our job. The Sahaba are the ultimate role model. Well, I think that's about our own son, we are supposed to follow their example. They did their job site. They did their job with excellence.
And this was the moment where the question came, how much more how much longer? What more.
And Allah subhanaw taala demanded from them.
One more act of obedience,
of resilience, of steadfastness.
That what got you to this point so far?
was sent me Anna Wattana.
What got you to this point so far, was obeying Allah and obeying the messenger of Allah salatu salam
That's what got you here. This is a moment where the math maybe not may not be adding up to you.
Where your mind your brain is telling you, we've done everything. There's no reason for us to give in, quote unquote, anymore.
But Allah and His Messenger salatu salam are telling you to do something. So obey and follow. Listen, remain steadfast, keep doing what gotten you to this point.
Because you never know around which bend which corner victory awaits the Promise of Allah when it comes? We don't know, we know that it is coming. It's not a question of if it's a question of when.
It's not a question of if it's a question of when. But that knowledge of when
the Promise of Allah arrives when the victory from Allah comes, that knowledge has been withheld from us.
And that's the test of our sincerity.
So they were told that once again, trust what got you here, and the moment that they were willing to put their faith and trust once again, they continued to put their faith and trust in Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they lowered their heads, and they said some Jana Wattana. And they stood firm and they continue doing their job.
Then Allah subhanaw taala immediately revealed in nafdac, Malika Fatah, Maria, now the victory is yours. And from that point on forward,
the vol store started to roll in the other direction. And from there came victory after victory after victory. Klaver fetch her Maccha, one after another, and Islam spread all throughout the Arabian Peninsula and even beyond, within the lifetime of the prophets, Allah Allahu Allah He was.
And so this is, generally speaking, as is the case with the Quran with the life of the Prophet salallahu Salam. This is generally general guidance from Allah subhanaw taala. about something we need to take into consideration in anything and everything
this can relate to and pertain to just our personal individual obligations in the religion, remaining steadfast with our prayer with our salah,
remaining steadfast with our morals and our ethics, remaining steadfast in terms of our ethical responsibilities of honesty and integrity, and decency, and righteousness.
But this is also a reminder that, and I decided to speak on this here today, and then connect it to obviously the current situation that is continuing with our brothers and sisters, because the massacre, the murder
of our innocent brothers and sisters, because
I'm hearing the sentiment, and maybe many of us are also sensing it and feeling it as well. There that there is that sense of fatigue that is setting in.
There's a sense of exhaustion and fatigue. And at a human level, it's understandable. I'm talking about on our part.
They have this beautiful resilience and patience and strength, but I'm talking about on our part.
at a human level, it's understandable that there's only so much one person can witness and endure.
But our religious responsibility, our ethical, moral responsibility, our responsibility as the servants of Allah, and as followers of the prophets, Allah, Islam, and as Brothers and Sisters in Islam, that responsibility demands and it necessitates that this is that moment where I've been told to stand here and now my back starts to hurt a little and my foot is starting to get sore.
But I still have a job to do. We cannot relent. We cannot be exhausted, we cannot be tired, we cannot be fatigued. We cannot give up. We can't lose hope. Think about how and again, the Sahaba never would have even thought about this. But just for a moment put. I'll put myself there in that situation because I'm a weak person as compared to the Sahaba in that moment, think about it.
I left my home.
I had to give up my tribe and my people.
I was tortured and beaten and chased out of my own home.
And I've been living a life of poverty destitution, I do not know where my next meal is going to come from. I barely
have enough clothes to cover myself properly. I've been homeless for years.
And that that time after all that the prophets a lot he sent me saying,
Just trust me. We're going to give him here, you're going to pack your bags, and we're going back home, we are not going to fulfill what we came here to do.
Think about how difficult that moment would have been.
But what was required of them was continued to do your job. Do not lose hope in the Promise of Allah.
You cannot say at this moment that when, again, is there even any promise?
is the hope of alive and coming?
Is that even real?
That would have been a critical error, a critical error that the companions of the prophets Allah to some did not make, because they were who they were. That's why they're the the exemplary generation.
They did not lose hope. They continue to believe they remained firm and steadfast. And that's when the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala. So in this particular moment that we find ourselves in,
we might feel overwhelmed, we might feel fatigued,
we might, God forbid, ask Allah make dua to Allah.
To protect you from this, I need to ask Allah to protect me from hopelessness. Because that is the death of the heart. Do not lose hope in this moment. But we have to remain firm we have to remain steadfast and know that the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala is true. BarakAllahu li Walakum Quran Allah has been one of the only way he can be layer two ethical hacking a software Allah honey welcome Melissa it didn't mean for sofiero in the whole of
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