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Dealing With Anxiety & Grief – Surah al-Duha – Embracing Quran
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appraises due to Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise Him, we thank him. We seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evil of ourselves.
We ask Allah alone for help and assistance. And we send salutations and praise upon the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
I encourage you and myself to commit to the taqwa of Allah subhanho wa Taala, to the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala for Allah subhanho wa Taala will hold us to account for every single thing we say. And every single thing we do, just like that, Allah subhanho wa Taala will also reward us for everything single thing we do that is positive, and every single thing we say that is positive as well. My dear brothers, and my dear sisters,
there is a lot of anxiousness in the world today. There is a lot of anxiety in the world today. There's a lot of grief in the world today. There is a lot of pain in the world today.
And this pain and this anxiety and this grief and this difficulty despite the fact that we're in a season of joy. And we're in the season of Reed, despite this, this is a very real phenomenon. There are people who don't wish to come out of their rooms because they feel anxious and they feel pain. There are people who go into their their houses on the deal read and they shut their doors on the entire family and they don't want to meet any person because they feel pain and they feel suffering and they feel sorrow and they feel difficulty and they feel grief. You see my dear brother, my dear sister, there is always a lesson to be learned in the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
said salutations upon your beloved Allahumma salli wa sallim ala Sayidina Muhammad Ali he was he was said,
My dear brother can My dear sister, there's always a lesson to be learned in the life of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And there's also a lesson when it comes to grief and difficulty and sorrow and pain.
In the early days of Islam,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had some pain in his finger, a portion, a little bit of his finger got cuts, it started to bleed. And as it was bleeding, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. After this he didn't feel well for a few nights and thereafter. He didn't get washy revelation from Allah for a few nights. And a woman by the name of ohm Jamil, the wife of Abu lahab about to him Allah Subhana Allah He says in the Quran that his wife is carrying firewood on to her mother to help up she's the one who carried firewood as well. So she would always bring pain to the prophet or at least attempt to do so. So she came to the prophet and he said, she said, Oh, Mohamed,
I think you're sure you thought that used to come to you. And he used to give you revelation that shaitan has gone he is no longer there anymore. He's no longer going to be by your side anymore. Of course she's calling Angel Gabriel or Djibouti that he said I'm just calling him she thought. She said that she thought that used to come to you. He is no longer coming to you any longer.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Of course he didn't like this comment.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam felt pain.
And Allah said in the Quran, that we know that you feel pain Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
But at this junction Allah subhanahu Wata Allah. He wanted to release the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam of this pain and the an Allah subhana wa ala is not one who forsakes his slave. So Allah
revealed this 11th surah that was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and that is Surah to Doha, or Surah Taha Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed this beautiful surah consoling the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and if we listen to this surah and we understand the surah It will also console us as well, from all the pain that we go through.
Allah Subhana Allah said to Muhammad, he said, well go
When layli either sagia I take an oath by the morning time. Now Aloha, it could mean the early morning time or it could mean the morning in general. Okay, and likely it's referring over here to the morning in general. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Well
think about this morning, and he takes an oath by this morning. And then he says one lately either surgery
and also the night as it becomes very peaceful and serene, and the night as it begins to envelop everyone, and the night as it begins to cover everyone. Now the reality is sometimes in some situations, the night is where the pain is at. But in some situations, it's the morning where the pain is act. So Allah Subhana, Allah is reminding the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that there is a system that Allah has created, that there's always a day, and that there's always a night. So if you're going through your night, and you feel like that's where the pain is, there's going to be a day that's going to come after that night, and that day will bring relief to you. That
day will bring ease to you. Every single one of us we go through different stations in life. No one can stay in one specific situation Yeoman Lin our young woman Halina, a woman us sir oh man yourself, as a poet says a day will be for us a day will be against us, a day will be happier day will be sad. So every single one of us will go through these different stations. And that's why another poet he says that the manaea to integrity alumnus equally him what I would did in sunny, yellow pathania. There are eight things that will occur in the life of every single person. And there is no way that any person can escape any of these eight things. And then he mentions a things
from difficulty, to ease, to hardship to pain, and every single one of us go through all of those life and death, all of those realities that we all go through. So you have to realize that if your day is hard today, there is an ease that is right around the corner, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has promised you that there will be an ease that will come and so now after Allah takes these two oaths, he says to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, ma adakah book, Allah, O Muhammad, Allah Subhana, Allah has not forsaken you, nor does Allah bless at all. jenelle hates you. Allah hasn't left you alone. He sees the suffering that you go through, he sees the suffering and the pain of our
brothers in Palestine. He sees the suffering and the pain of our brothers everywhere in the world, in our sisters as well. And he even sees the pain and suffering of people who are not our brothers in faith, but they are our brothers in humanity. He sees all serve suffering. And Allah Subhana Allah is the most just and there will be a day of judgment in which every single person will be held to account for any oppression that he has done. Now what kind of book I want
to hire, let me know Allah. Allah then says to the prophets, Allah, Allah who it was said that Oh, Mohammed, every single time you're in a situation, the next situation for you will always be better. My dear brother, and my dear sister, if you follow the footsteps of Muhammad, even if it looks like your situation is bad, in reality, Allah subhana wa tada has made that situation better how so because a true believer who follows the footsteps of Muhammad is between two stations is always between patients, and patients has great reward. And he's always between that or gratitude and gratitude also has great reward as well. So if you are going through suffering, the next moment, you
will be better off when it comes to your record with Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you are grateful, and you're thankful, depending on your situation, well,
Allah Now over here, some of them have a city and some of the people who did the seed they said this is referring to the Day of Judgment, as in the Day of Judgment is going to be better for you than this life, but I believe not. And this is another opinion, and this is the correct one. And the reason for that is because whenever Allah compares between the day of judgment and this life, he says ohana and dunya. Over here, Allah says the archaea are the next spot will always be better for you than the first one. So the comparison is different than after and dunya. Allah is saying, oh, Mohammed, your next situation, I'll always make it better. So don't let people make you feel like
what you're going through is absolute trash. When they say those words to you, they're just trying to afflict you with pain, don't fall for their traps, the next situation will be better even if you don't see the better event yet. It's coming, then that's my fault them I've been to Mohammed, she said, a beautiful statement. And she said that is our motto. Allah He the crew who has been with moto Allah He is God. She said that whenever a person of stature and status dies within the world, you notice that their status D
increases. And people forget about them slowly. You have a person who's one of the richest men today if he dies, maybe he will be selling great books, someone will write a biography and it will be on the top 10 for a month, two months, three months. Steve Jobs, his books used to be sold as top 10. Now where is he nobody knows anything about him. That people that the kids that are growing up now, they don't even know anything of that person. They don't even know the name. He's now become a member of history. But Fatima says where he grew a beam with Martha Willa, he has the ID that the net the mention of my father, she's the daughter of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. She says
the mention of my father, it always keeps on rising. So if there are people in this world who wish to attack the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they should know that the vicar of the prophet will always continue to Ryan rice. Allah then continues and he says what a hero to her like I mean and oola one so far you're a taker of Boca Fatah and Allah subhana wa to Allah will give to you all Muhammad and He will give to you and He will continue to give to you until you become pleased. You know, there are those people
who give and they are able to please people within this world through their gifts. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying my generosity to Muhammad is endless. And so to to the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam that Allah will give an Allah will give an Allah will give, but he gives in different ways you have to search within yourself and see how Allah has gifted you. You may look at other people and you say oh Subhan Allah, he has this or that but when you look at yourself, you may have things that other people don't have. And that is actually one of the ways to decrease that anxiety. Because when we start looking at the pain and suffering we have, we forget the grants of
Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah has given as well. When so failure of the economy book of Fatah now Allah takes the surah into another phase. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you to give the proof he wants to give the proofs for everything that he said in the past. In the past five verses the first two are oats that Allah took. Well how Elaine is a soldier I'm taking an oath by the morning I'm taking an oath by the night. Then Allah subhana wa tada stated some facts. I haven't forsaken you, oh, Mohammed. Now at the acara book, I want
to come in and older and in the situation that you're in, it's only about to get better. And I'm going to give you an I've given you until you're happy and you're pleased and your content. That's what I'm going to do. So these are facts The reality is Allah hasn't froak for thinking Mohammed, the situation is that every situation that medicine, he will be better off later on. And the last but not least, is that Allah will and did give to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, he gave him cattle or he gave him livestock between two mountains. Allah Subhana Allah has granted him the hold of and co author Allah subhanho wa Taala has guaranteed in the pond from which the oma of
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will drink. Allah has granted him every beauty, beautiful quality within humanity. And that's why Allah actually refers to the prophets of Allah where it was in the Quran as a nurse. If Ibrahim is called the it and oma a nation, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is called all of humanity because the Prophet envelops every great quality that human beings have to offer. Allah gave to the prophet and gave and gave. And now Allah Subhana Allah says alemi aged care team and for our now the proofs for everything that I've said, Did I not find you Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as an orphan and i and i sheltered you.
Your father died, and you were so young. I looked after you. I brought you in the care of your grandfather. I didn't. I didn't look blood died. And you were you're pretty young as well. The father died, either. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was just two years of age or even before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born. There are two opinions. So the father he passed away.
the grandfather, he passed away.
And now he's in the care of his uncle.
And he doesn't have a mother as well, because she passed away as well when she's young,
when he's young.
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, I saw you as an orphan, and I gave you shelter. So is that not enough proof that I'm not going to forsake you when you were a kid? I didn't forsake your Mohammed, but now you're a grown human being. And more than that, you are now the Master of Creation. You are the thing you did
And I say you do one or the other. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I am the master of all of creation, and I'm not being boastful over here. Let me educate our team and for our own agenda even further now. Allah subhanho wa Taala he says that I also found you and you didn't have money and I gave to you. So these are the proofs that Allah Subhana Allah is giving to us, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will not be forsaken. I asked Allah Subhana Allah to grant us the ability to learn from this legacy of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. I asked Allah subhana wa to Allah to allow us to also understand that every situation that we're in Allah Subhana
Allah will make the next situation better. Allah subhanho wa Taala will make the next situation better if we follow the footsteps of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam because if he did that for the prophet and we follow his footsteps, naturally, Allah subhanho wa Taala will make our situations better as well. What's Allahu Allah say, Ed Nam Hamad in early he was like big marine
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Yeah, you live in La Habra to party. Hey, Ella and to Muslim moon. My dear brothers and my dear sisters, now, Allah is speaking to the prophet and he's giving him the proofs. Allah Subhana Allah he says to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I found you an orphan. And I gave you shelter. I found you in difficulty. And I brought is to you Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And then he says to him, Well, Roger, the Cabal and for Harada and I found you lost as well. You are lost the prophets of Allah who it was sending him when he was just a young boy, as he was returning back from a sham, the Levant. And as he's returning back, and he had gone with his uncle, on a trip for
trading, and business, the profits also limb got lost in the outskirts of Mecca.
And if you think of that, that a young boy at that age outside of Mecca, somehow Allah Subhana, Allah, Allah, through intuition, he gave him direction. He gave him the direction that takes him to his house. And that's how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was able to come home. And so Allah is reminding the prophets of Allah who and he was sending them all Mohammed, I found you lost. You could have been eaten by animals. You could have been taken by anyone. Anyone could have done anything to you. And no one would know anything of you in history, but I found you lost. And what did I do? I gave you direction. I gave you the directions to your home and you walked directly to
your house. Well, what are the Cabal and for her
power, Jessica Elan for Elena, and I also saw that you were impoverished. You were not rich, you were poor. You were going through a very difficult financial time. And I gave you and I gave you and I gave you until you became married to the richest woman in Makkah so that your situation had completely turned upside down. This is you Oh Muhammad, do you think I'm going to forsake you? Do you think I will be doing that to you look at all these bounties that are granted to you O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And now that Allah has told the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam some facts and he's told them the read told them the reasons also for these facts as well. Now Allah Subhana Allah wants to give you him some action points as well. He says familia tema
masa Isla for latinum will be near a mature beaker for Hadith. Allah Subhana Allah says to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that all Muhammad asked for the team. As for the the orphan, and then don't disdain this orphan, don't turn away this orphan. Don't just completely neglect this orphan. Do something about it, because you could have been forsaken, but I didn't forsake you.
So just like that, when you see orphans, do something about it. Allah subhanho wa Taala could have forsaken you and I as well. And so when we see people in need, we have to get up and do something about it. Allah is telling the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the saying in Elko named our supper lane, he is the person who is the master of
two species, that gene and the ends, Allah is telling him that I didn't forsake you. And I could have done so. And so you Oh Mohamed, when you see a an orphan and you see a needy, you see someone who's needs help, you have to get up and do something about it. And I to tell you, my dear brother, my dear sister, the type of ease that you live through the type of ease that I live through the type of ease that we live through in this country, we have to do something about those difficulties that other people are going through. And then Allah Subhana, Allah says, For Amelia Thema, for that owl, one must either forgotten how, and just as I gave to you, oh, Mohammed, when a questioner comes and
asks you something, when a person in need asks you something, when perhaps someone who has who's inquiring of you something, then don't just turn them away and reject them, and frown in their face as if they they're worth nothing. Rather be polite with them. I know that when we see people begging on the streets, we think three times and we say maybe this person is in fact not in need, and they're just making up a show to get some money, isn't that so? But even if you feel that even if you feel like maybe your money is better spent with an organization that can ensure that the person is really needy, but at least Don't frown at them. You have to be polite. And that's what Allah
subhanaw taala saying, as for the questioner that don't just forsake them, shun them away.
frown in their faces, say evil words to them. And there are people out there, unfortunately, who will say these type of things someone is begging maybe they're really need.
You don't know you haven't opened up their life to make sure the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Actually, he said in a hadith he said, give, give, even if a person looks like he happens to be rich. Even if he comes to you on top of a horse, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and I know I even feel that as well. When I see someone begging in the street, I'm not sure if they're begging, and they really are needy.
I feel that as well. But as a bare minimum, we shouldn't distain them we shouldn't look down upon them. We shouldn't say evil words, to them, at least we can be charitable with the words that we speak. And then Allah subhana wa tada says, we'll be near mythical up bigger for Hadith, and all Muhammad, as for the nerima, that Allah Subhana Allah has given you then be very, very generous and telling yourself about it. First and foremost, this is one of the facets of this idea, that tell yourself and remind yourself of that. If you want the grief in your life to stop, then don't look at the difficulties that you have. But rather look at the net amount and the blessings that you have.
Because we're law II when we start looking and searching deep within ourselves, we will find so many neerim, you will find that if other people don't have here, you have here, you will find that if other people cite are not working, you have two eyes that work, you will find that if other people can't eat because they don't have a hand, you have two hands, and you have your fingers as well with what you can eat. If you look at the fact that you have feet with it, you can walk you will find 1000s of people who don't have feet as well. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Don't look at the people who are above you. But rather he said, Well, I can overrule him
and don't look at those people who are below you. Because those are the people that are going to make you realize your own norm that Allah subhana wa Taala has given you, my dear brother, and my dear sister, if you're going through grief, if you're going through pain, then recognize that your situation is bound to change. If it doesn't change today, it's going to change tomorrow. If it doesn't change tomorrow, it's going to change the day after. And if it doesn't change at all, then if you really believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala and his reward, then you will be patient and those patients, those patients themselves will be rewarding for you and that is the betterment of your
situation. I ask Allah Subhana Allah to relieve the pain that we all go through Allah whom I mean, I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to relieve the pain of anyone who goes through pain, Allah I mean, or Allah alleviate the pain, the torment the difficulty of our brothers and sisters in Palestine, Allah amin or Allah make their situation easier and easier and easier until their situation is full of ease. Allah hum I mean, I've been a attina for dunya has an authority has no
hidden agenda abroad. Yeah as eizo Yaga or sallallahu ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ah Marian Okay, Miss salata. insalata 10 an infection you will Mancha. What are the Quran Allah He acquerello yellow metal syndrome