Reflection Upon The Worlds Disasters

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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Bismillah Al Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam

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ala alameen Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi edge Marino about when you talk about the disasters, the earthquakes, tsunamis, and we've seen a lot of these in the last couple of years, whether what happened with this anomaly that affected so many countries, whether what happened, and China in Burma, all of these great disasters that happen. Also, other hardships and trials and tests, as we see what happened in different terrorist acts throughout the world. What happened recently and

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what happened in the jails about what a where people were tortured? What happened here in Bombay, not too long ago, what happened on 911? And on seven, seven in in Madrid, all of these are disasters, the disasters of different types. But the question needs to be asked, Is there any positive side to these disasters? Can we benefit as Muslims from these disasters or not? This is what inshallah robotic wattana we want to talk about in today's lecture. Because as you know, these things have happened. But can we benefit from these things? Or not? What is the answer? Is there any good because what's apparent, something that's a disaster? There's no good in it?

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Who can answer me? Is there any good in these things? There's no good there is? Nobody wants to answer.

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It depends.

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Agra, so the same, we can reflect on it. That's why the lecture was entitled, reflecting How can we benefit from such disasters, so there is benefit in it. And if you look at the hadith of our beloved Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. When he said, I genuinely am removing the number hoopoe feel that it strings the affair of the believer, because all of his affair, it is good. What is the how that led movement, and that is only for the believer, because the believer as it came in the head, if he is given something that is good, or something good happens to him, check out for

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that he thinks Allah subhanaw taala. So it was actually good for him. And if he is truly afflicted with something sober then he was patient. So it kind of, so it was good for him as well. And this

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I'll tell you two quick stories that happened to me this idea actually saved me from being embarrassed several times. And I mentioned this recently to the brothers in Canada when I was there is that one time when I left Saudi Arabia and went back to live in Sudan, and Sudan is very hot.

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And the situation during that Rommel, those first time I felt that Ramadan there and over 13 years, it was very hot, and electricity kept cutting off, and the water would cut off. So as I laid on my bed, and I didn't even have air conditioning at that time, I thought of this the the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Agia belly and the lumen sociopath, Allah I thought, What is there any benefits in this? What are the benefits in sitting here in this room, sweating, with no running water, the electricity cut off Alhamdulillah I was able to gather 20 or 30 different benefits that we can benefit from that situation. I was asked to give a talk on the spot during the

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end of Ramadan. When I pray we want the Mushaf in his Masjid for Juma and I didn't know what I was going to say. So then I thought about this and I made this my talk. Also a second time issue at the beginning of Ramadan, the AC was not working in our budget. So we stood there and we're coming for Torah we and as you know, in Torah, we want to focus on benefiting from the salaat from listening to the Quran. But it was so hot inside the machine that we were sweating and sweating and sweating. It was very difficult. But also there was great benefit in this because this reminded us of the piano, we will stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala on the Day of Judgment. So I based my talk also

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then, when our chef asked me to give the talk between the after the forum cards, that we remind ourselves even in these difficult situations about the day when we'll be standing in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala to be held accountable for our sins. So the answer is we can benefit from these disasters. And before I start to talk or listening to points and how we can benefit, I want to mention two principles. Sorry, the team two principles. And the first one is that Allah subhanho wa Taala he is the Hakim he is the all ye subhanho wa Taala from his names is the Hakeem and the coma is putting something in its proper place. The definition of a hikma of wisdom is putting the things

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in their proper place. So

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Anything that happens in this world, whether it seems to be a disaster, or something that's evil, we must realize and remind ourselves that is only happened through Hickman, even if we are not able to realize what the heck, what the wisdom is, we must realize that Allah subhanho wa Taala has never done anything, and never allow anything to happen, except for Hickman and the second principle is that Allah knows and we do not have something we might see it to be evil, and it's actually very good for us, as it came in the Quran in surah baqarah wasn't crochet and

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that perhaps you will dislike something and it's actually good for you and perhaps that you would like something was and then to hit bush and a shovel upon that perhaps you will love something and once something, but it will be worse or will be bad for you. And also if you look at the story, and so to know, when Allah subhanho wa Taala was talking about the story of if, when donatien hypocrites, they accused our mother I shall be aloha on her of something that she was free of Alhamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala made that clear

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that she was free of this later but in the beginning, nothing was said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam from Allah subhanho wa Taala and the team started to spread rumors about our mother is God Allahu Allah.

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And Allah subhanaw taala said, while at AXA boo hoo, a shadow Lacan

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do not think that it is evil, for you don't think there's something evil, in fact, or however it is actually something that's good for you. So I want you to imagine this, because this is not just affect the profits that Allahu Allah he was telling me, it affected all of the Muslims, the whole entire Muslim community in Medina, was affected by these rumors that were being spread. It was a very difficult time for the Muslims, and also Panama Tyler, he says during this, they're not think that it's something evil for you. In fact, it is something that is good for you so panela.

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And from this, the monaka team, they were exposed, Allah subhanaw taala exposed them around 15. And also it helps us benefit as it will come. Because when they're exposed, we know our true enemies because the Mona 15, they're actually more dangerous on the Muslims than a lot of the non Muslims themselves.

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Also, it showed the status and the level of eyeshadow, the Allahu Allah

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and Islam and the Sahaba used to come to her in the tiberian after them where they would come to her and ask her for fetch water. In fact, she is one of the biggest scholars of Islam, one of the biggest scholars of Hadith, one of the biggest scholars of fifth and tfcu, will be alone. And she's a woman. So this also this story showed the greatness of this woman and it raised in her status will be alohar. Now, if we look at as an example of a lot of the scholars of Islam, that were put in prison, if I were to ask anybody now, would you like to go to jail, spend some time in jail, obviously, none of us would. Nobody wants to lose his freedom. But a lot of them when they went to

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jail, they benefited a lot. They benefit for themselves. And also they benefited the Muslim oma. If you look at the big book and more so and hanafy fit. It was written by the author as he was imprisoned in a well, his students will come to me they will write the book for him. So this book was written as he was imprisoned in a well, all Steven kimia Rahim Allah. Some of his books were written as he was in prison, and the scholars of Islam would have been imprisoned. They mentioned the benefits they find during the prison. Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal Rahim Allah He said, my hospital for an lF erosive, that I did not memorize the Quran for in a time of difficulty, and many mas l to law,

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an ACO for use. He said because I did not ask Allah to memorize the Quran in ease. So he said my laugh is that I did not memorize the Quran, except for when he was in prison. But it's important that we point out that mmm I met as you all know, or anybody who has read in Sierra that he memorized the Quran when he was seven years old. And then he started to busy himself with the knowledge of Hadith and memorizing the Hadees and the need the narrations of the Hadith and the narrator's and all of this. So he felt that his memorization of the Quran had become weak, it was not at the level that it should be, and never was able to get the Quran down again, except for when

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he was in jail. So jail, it seems like a bad thing to everybody. But actually, there could be a lot of fate a lot of good in it. As we saw what happened to our scholars. One of the things we gained or the first point we can say that we actually gained from these disasters, and the hardships that we face in life is that it caused the Muslims to repent and to return to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says in the Quran, the hurdle for Sal to feel better revert back

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That the evil has become a parent in the earth in at sea. Why be my customer a DNS. And that was two people have earned with their own hands this evil. It could be the evil of corruption as we've seen a lot of Muslim societies, and a lot of non Muslim societies as well with the government system is a system of corruption, this type of evil, also the other disasters that happen, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, this is also a form of evil. But why does this happen? And the last the final thought he makes it clear in this verse, first of all, we might consider a DNS. This is what the people have earned with their own hands. And then he says, supanova value z for whom bartoletti amilo loomio

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God, for him to let them taste some of what that they have done meaning by their deeds with their own hands, perhaps that they will return that they will return to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when we see these disasters, we see these hardships and calamities. It is actually a reminder of Allah subhanho wa Taala and a call for us to repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala and to return to Him and to implement our Islam in our lives.

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Also, it is one of the ways that Allah makes us humble and obedient to Him. subhana wa Taala Allah says in the Quran, fellow Allah is bet sooner if or when our tournament comes to them, or when it reaches them. What do they do?

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That they become humble? Allah Tasuku boom was the evil homos a upon McCann we are balloon that but however their hearts have become hardened and a Shelton beautifies. For them, that which they are doing. So also final tally. He shows us through His Signs through these things is that when these hardships that we become humble, and we realize our need for Allah subhanho wa Taala, as it will come shortly in shallow town as well. Also one of the great things of these calamities, and these disasters and trials that we face in everyday life is a test from a lawsuit panel. What's Allah? Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Do you think that you will enter the agenda that you will enter their

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paradise without such trials as those who before you must determine best what the raw was Zulu that they were touched by being poor and hardships, and also by being shaken like in earthquakes and what have you. So these people are tested, the ones who are before us were tested, and we are here to be tested as well. Allah subhana wa tada says, le meme has he been nezu au trochu Amana homelife they're known to people think that they will be left alone to say they believe and they will not be tested. Well apart phenylethylamine cobbly him for Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah sodoku elemental Caribbean, so and we have tested those who are before you. And it's a low or no those who are

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truthful, and he will know the liars. So we see in this verse also, that we are here to be tested and also kind of whatever what test us and test their Eman And if you look at the difference between the Muslim and the non Muslim, when you watch non Muslims, or even sometimes on their TV shows on movies, if something bad happens, where they say, why me Why me, some of them, they look up to the sky, and they start to say, Why are you doing this to me? What have I done to deserve this? So panela the difference because we have the man with Father, they believe in the destiny. But in the implementation we see that their belief is not like ours, because no way I'm Muslim, who believes in

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Allah and the Last Day could look up to this guy and say, yeah, Allah, why are you doing this to me? He knows even though it's something difficult, it's hardship. He knows that. This is from Allah subhanho wa Taala that he's been tested with, and he knows he must be patient through this. Also, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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has informed us that this dunya is this Djinn of the movement. It's the prison of the believer, and it is the agenda of the Catholic of the non Muslim. And we gained through this,

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that we were actually in a situation because our goal as Muslims, is what? To reach the hereafter and to be successful in the hereafter. And this in this prison that we're in, is the prison life easy.

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life in prison, is it easy.

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Maybe none of you have ever been but it's not. Even if you've seen it on TV. life in prison is very, very difficult.

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And so is the life we live in everyday life. It's very difficult and it's a prison as our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to us

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also from the things that we gain from these difficulties, is we realized that the human being is weak. We are weak as humans. Yeah, you harness and tumble for a law will law who will have annealed honey?

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Oh mankind barely. You are the

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ones who are weak and are in need of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah he's the Gunny the rich, the one who is free of all needs, the homies the one worthy of praise. So we remind ourselves during the time of hardships, when a tragedy happens, when a disaster happens, we are reminded by Allah subhanho wa Taala. That how much we are in need of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we see this a lot of times, when we get sick when it comes very ill, we remember loss of Panama, Thailand, because we know even if we have a good doctor, there's no cure except for in the hands of who of Allah subhanho wa Taala if Allah decides that the medicine we're taking will not cure us, then it will not be a

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cure. So these difficulties, and these hardships and disasters reminds us as well of our need for Allah subhanho wa Taala and that we are weak, and it makes our hearts become attached to Allah subhana wa Tada. And for us to be successful in this dunya we must always have our hearts attached to Allah subhanho wa Taala and this will never happen. Alicia, one of the things that helps us attaching our hearts to Allah subhana wa Tada. And also, from the things that we gain from these difficulties, especially when we go through them is that it's a way to have our sins forgiven. It's a way for Allah subhana wa tada to forgive our sins. No, I was I was coming here, I wasn't feeling

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good. So I look at any of my first lecture in India, and I'm not going to be able to perform the way I want to be born because I don't feel well. But I remember the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the person who is

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his sins fall away or shed away like the leaves of a tree as they fall off the tree and the fall also this other sins, also how they fall off, and you are cleansed from your sins when you're ill. So it's actually a call to us to repent to Allah subhanaw taala and to have our sense, it's an opportunity it's actually a photocell to have our sins forgiven. Also, in the Hadith, another Hadith the prophet SAW Selim says Maya's lol Bella will move Meanwhile, Mina, enough See, he will what are the earlier that the affliction there will still be affliction, a permanent affliction perhaps in within believing man or the believing woman until with himself or his child, or in his with his

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money, he will be afflicted, until he meets a lot hotter yo con la la sala ecopia. So we can see some people are afflicted by a permanent disease by a permanent sickness. Some people might be handicapped or crippled. And this is a villa A lot of us have been afflicted with. And this will raise in our status, and will forgive us from our sins. And so we meet a lot of wattana. And we are free from all of the sins and all of the bad deeds that we have done throughout our lives. Also, as we mentioned, one of the benefits we gained through the hardships and life and the difficulties that we face as oma is exposing them one of your team.

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And as I mentioned before, the murder of opinion are the most dangerous, the hypocrites, the most dangerous people on the Muslim ummah. And we see now a lot in Palestine, when our Muslim brothers are killed, and the bombs fall on the women and the children and choose the one of the hypocrites who helped them and killing our Muslim brothers. Well, lahoma Stan, so the hypocrites they're dangerous on the Muslim society. But these things when something happens, a difficulty, these people are exposed, for example, in the beginning of Islam, in Medina, our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the companions, when they wanted to go out, but it was with

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the Marathi and hypocrites. They were not well known during that time, because it was at the beginning of the hedgerow, the first few years of the higit up. So when the army left to go out to meet the army of the mushrikeen, a big part of the army decided to what to return and go back, because they were hypocrites, and they didn't want to fight, they don't want to die.

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Because they don't believe in it. So this exposes them to the Muslims. Also, in the day we live in. We have the hypocrites, the monarchs, who attack Islam, and they claim that they're Muslims. You might be from a Muslim family, and you might have a Muslim name, but it's very clear, he's from the hypocrites, from what he says and how he acts and how he attacks Islam in the name of Islam. So Pamela, when I was in Canada recently, one of these one of your teen, he took his group, a so called Muslim group to the government in Canada and asked them to ban than a pub.

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Now pay attention. The guy has a Muslim name for Muslim fam he claims to have a Muslim group. The Kufa, Muslim didn't ask to have the niqab banned. This is a person who claims to be Muslim. He's asking them to bend the knee a pub will love him Stan. So also you see during the times of hardship, when Islam is at a weak state, you'll see that they will not be the hypocrites

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They will talk about Islam and slander Islam and indirect indirect ways. Also from the things we gain during the times of hardships and disasters is it brings out the Brotherhood and Islam. And as you know for the importance of brotherhood, and Islam, the Prophet sallallaahu Silla mentioned from the seven who will be in the shade of a lawsuit Panama town on the Day of Judgment, when there's no shade except for his, his, those who came together for the love of Allah subhanaw taala and brotherhood and Allah subhanaw taala says, In the Quran in Mr. Muna, Aqua, that barely the believers are brothers. And this Brotherhood in Islam is stronger than the Brotherhood of your own brother to

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you. And your own family, your own brother and your own sister, this Brotherhood is actually stronger. So these difficulties, it brings us together as an oma. If a disaster happens at there's flooding, we'll see that the Muslims, they strive to go and help their Muslim brothers and sisters, they bring them clothes, they bring them medicine, all of this in order to what helped their Muslim brothers and sisters. Also, if you recall, a few years ago, and all of you recall this, when Denmark, when the papers they're starting to have the cartoons about our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and slander him, at least not to Islam, through these cartoons. We see how this

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affected the Muslims, how the Muslims came together.

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Even the people who are very weak in their practice, they came together and they want to stand and defend our profits of the lawyers. Hello. So actually, these type of things, they are a wake up call for the Muslims, and it brings the Muslims together. So we benefit a lot from this. Even I remember one time in Australia, where the skinheads, they started to hit Muslims, even some Muslim guy has been stabbed. And this brought the whole Muslim community together. And even the people who were not practicing, they came to defend this lab. And this the government when they saw this 15,000 in the masjid there, they put it into the racial attacks that were coming from the skinheads, on the

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Muslims. So now we can gain this, we can benefit from this brotherhood, every new in this brotherhood through these difficult times. Even I recall now, and Sudan. Two times in the last few years we have been attacked, once was a riot. When the vice president died, his people from the south, they rioted, they burnt down. A lot of the stores, they broke into our houses, they even raped some of our Muslim women. And I was there I saw this was my own eyes. From the good things that happened this and this is obvious, doesn't seem like a good thing. And he has somebody went into a store with a few kids to protect the kids, they poured gasoline under the door, and they

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burned him and the kids a lot. This is a very tragic thing. However, what came from this is the Brotherhood of the Muslims and the North that they came together as one unit. And as brothers in Islam. Also, when we were attacked by another group coming from Delta four, and the bombs are going off next to my house in the machine guns. Also this brought the Muslim community together, woke them up and brought them together, that we must be as one to be sure that we can protect our Islam and protect our country there and be with the rulers. They're

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also one of the things that we gain from

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these tragic events.

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Is that reminds us of the reality of death.

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All of us know that we're going to die, nobody has any doubt that he's going to die. But when you see 100,000 people killed in an earthquake. What does this do? It's just very tragic. It reminds you of how much you need to strive and you to implement your Islam before you die, because that's its death in a lot of us think we're going to get old, we're going to be 6065 7580 we're going to get sick, go to the hospital, and then die of natural causes. We'll look at just this quick, the earthquakes nobody knows what's coming. And just like that you have 100,000 who are dead, some buried alive and die and die instantly. So the death comes and reminds us of the reality of death.

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And this reminds us or it encourages us to strive as a loss upon wattana has ordered us a note on when he says yeah, you know, it doesn't love to party. But the law says to us Oh you who believe fear a law as he ought to be feared what at the moon in law one two Muslim moon and do not die except for in the state of Islam, the state of Islam that you have submitted to a lawsuit panel what's Allah by doing that what she has ordered you to do and stay away from that what she has forbids you from and also as a last part of Tata said to us pull in a Salah T one Uzuki mama here yo Murthy lillahi Rabbil alameen to say that my prayer and my rights of sacrifice in my life and in my

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death are for a law the roberval al amin luxury killer. He has no partner will be delicate will mute and with this

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have been ordered over and over muslimeen. And I'm the first of the Muslims. So this is how a true Muslim is a true Muslim is not a Muslim on the tongue. A true Muslim is the Muslim through actions through his acts. And it's not enough for us to claim to be Muslims, and then implement Islam. In perhaps you heard in the past lecture, I think I heard some of this stuff as I was coming in, Chef Omar was talking about this issue. And a lot of us we say, we claim to be Muslim. And a lot of the negative aspects that people look at Islam now is because of us, because we're the Muslims. And the funny thing is, as they know, a lot of stuff is haram for us. And when he is doing it, it's a big

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problem. They can do it. You know, because their belief, they say, Jesus died for our sins.

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The Christians, they'll tell you that Jesus died for their sins. So

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if one of a good Christian dies, they say he's in a better place. If somebody from the mafia or a gang member or a criminal, when he gets shot and he gets killed, they say now he's in a better place, because they don't have the deeds. They believe that Jesus died for their sins at a salon, so they can do as they please in his life. But we as Muslims, we believe that we'll be held accountable on the Day of Judgment for our sins, and those who obey the law and photos command that they will be entering the jinn and those who disobey Him subhanho wa Taala that they will be in the hellfire. And it's important that we point out if we're going to be successful and die in the state of Islam. The

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only way we can do this is to follow the path in the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And as Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned when my eldest rasulillah lol You thought they had Nila that Allah subhanaw taala has never sent any messenger. Further he has to be obeyed by the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And we must ask ourselves, no, do we obey our Prophet sallallahu Sallam do we implement his sooner in our life and they start to Salaam? If we were to go to a doctor now and find that we have some illness, some disease, and he were to give us the curious Alhamdulillah we found the illness in the beginning stages. All you have to do now is take medicine, and you will be cured. And you tell him Okay, today, I will do it. Good. I'll do it and then you go home, you don't take the medicine, will you benefit from what he told you, you're not gonna benefit. Also, we claim to be Muslims, we came to be finally in the province I sell them. We claim to love the profits of the lawyers. And we don't

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follow him. We will not benefit from what we're saying. Also now to go to a job and our boss wants to tell us what we need to do to be successful in the workplace, how to do our job properly, and then we go every morning, we just sit there and do nothing. We'll be successful in our workplace. Also, we will not be successful. So we claim to love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam we claim to love Allah. How do we know this is true and our actions? Some of us now the first thing we do when we get up in the morning? Do we get up in pre scheduled on time? Or do we pray after the sun's we get extra sleep. And then a lot of us when we get up the first thing we do is then in front of

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the mirror and we shave our beards. So we can look like so and so and that like Mohamed Salah Haile was sent him. So this shows us

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the actions in your life and how you act. If you really love the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and you cannot die in the state of Islam unless you're on the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said kulu Mati yet funeral agenda in lemon Abba, that all of

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my oma will enter the paradise except for those who refuse.

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I pay attention to this ID

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and this harvest woman yet by Rasul Allah, they were surprised that this is the same thing I say to my students at the beginning of each year when they asked about the test. And she also said, how's that? how's it gonna be? I see all of you will pass on my exam, except for he refuses to pass. They say who refuses to pass, or somebody refuse to pass. Now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling the Sahaba that all of his oma will enter Paradise except for he who refuses. And they said, Man, yep, veriato Sula, who refuse at something. It seems very like a very strange statement. He said, Man up are any the Hillel gender, woman, Asana, whatever, that whoever obeys me, he will enter

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the agenda. And whoever disobeys me, then he is from the one who has refused. So now we must ask ourselves, are we from those who obey the prophets that Allahu Allah you send them? Are we from those who follow his sooner? And if you are in sha Allah, Allah, you will be going through the agenda. And if you are not, then you are from the people who have refused the agenda. May Allah protect us all from

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Net. also pay attention to this verse where Allah subhana wa tada says, women are all the earth hiromasa Allah has Satya will mean that whoever has desire for the hereafter and all of us claim that we have a desire to be an agenda and to be far away from the hellfire. But what's important as of last month on it says it was sila has that yeah, that you strives for it with the necessary efforts.

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So it's not enough to just be movement to be a believer. If you're not striving and putting forth the effort, then you will not benefit from this desire you claim you have for like a kind of start, you homeschool and those will be the ones who they're striving will be appreciated or be accepted and will get the reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And we talk about death.

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And the reality of death is not that Aziz

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Rahim Allah what he used to say, he used to say, either Mother kirtle mode style, matter can be if I do not remember death, and he every hour, then my heart will die.

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How many times have we remembered death and thought about death? and thought about preparing for death? How many of us has written His Will see you.

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Ask yourself, no. Can I get a raise of hands if somebody has written His will? Be honest, don't be ashamed. Who has written their will? They're ready to die. Nobody in the audience you wrote yours hamdullah. I want to write my neck up. I'm gonna do it. But I haven't done it.

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I haven't done it yet. And this is from the center of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that he told us that we should not put our heads down at night until we have written our will. We're prepared for death.

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But unfortunately, most of us, were not ready. Because we think we're going to be here forever. Oh, we hope anyways. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to encourage or the beginning of Islam, he forbid the Muslims were visiting graves. Why? Because he was afraid. What could happen from sure, because these are people who used to be mushrikeen. They used to be polytheists. And he used to worship idols. So he knew what happened to the people of Norway, and the ones who came after him when they committed. So he was afraid that this could happen to his oma. So he forbid them at the beginning of Islam to visiting graves. But then after that, he saw that there was a greater

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benefit in visiting the graves.

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So he said punch in a tomb, and 0234 Zulu, her pin to the Cuban era. He said Elisa to Salaam that I used to forbid you from visiting degrees east so visit the graves, because really remind you of the hereafter when you visit the graves as it was done on a student of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. So he said punch in a tomb, and zeratul poopourri for Zulu, her pin to the cube will occur when you look into to the grave, it reminds you that one day, you will be in a bunch of white sheets, and they will be lowering you into your grave. And this reminds you to prepare and to get ready for that great day. Also, from the things that we benefit from these disasters,

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and hardships that we face in everyday life, is

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a reminder from Allah subhanho wa Taala that we are here in this dunya to

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do as many good deeds as possible to get prepared for the hereafter.

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And this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, couldn't fit dunya and nikka very surreal to be in this dunya as if you are somebody as a stranger or somebody who was just passing through.

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And if you look at how you live when you go when you travel to another country, you how much you take of your clothes. When you travel, do you check your refrigerator and your clothes and your washing machine, you put it on the car, you take all the things you put your house behind, you know, you just take a few things. And this other Muslim should be in the dunya doesn't mean you can't have things from the dunya. But you should focus on that what you need. And that will help you get to the outcome. And that's important that we point out to the zoo when talking about zoo in the dunya as it was mentioned by even Tamia that the proper zoo is that which leaving does not help us in reaching

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the camera. Anything from the doomsday will help us in shall reaching the leaving is not from suit. But we should focus on doing as many good deeds that we can just somebody who's passing through, he's doing a job in a certain city and then he's leaving and the Muslim should be in this dunya we know that eventually we're going to die and move on to the hereafter. So he wants to prepare for that day. And that's why I'm delighted Norma rhodiola and Houma. He will narrate this hadith. What are you that I'm Sita vallotton. Tada Saba, we

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Factor vallotton todo el Moussa, if you were to wake up in the morning, do not wait for the evening viewer to reach the evening. Do not wait for the morning. Because you never know when your time will be coming. A very touching story that happened a few months back to one of our machines in Saudi Arabia. And this reminds me about writing the will CEO about writing your will before you die. One of the Musharraf he was traveling

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is named after Aziz de Mola, he was traveling from reality to the eastern province to give a lecture.

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And before he left, his wife, his first wife, and his daughters, he had eight daughters, Mashallah they still want to go with you.

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As like a vacation, after you do your lecture, then will no hang out there for some time. And this will be our vacation for the summer. So the shift that okay, he got in his car, and he starts to drive. He's driving down the highway, for some reason his daughter, who was a very pious Muslim, and one of the sisters who had memorized the Quran, and had memorized the para art literary citations. And she was working and spreading Islam, and spreading the Koran and helping other Muslim women memorize the Quran, she started to write her will see you, as she was in the car. As they were going, somebody in a truck in front of machines, he didn't have his lights working. So the shift he

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collided into the back of this big truck, he immediately died. His first wife died. The second way was at home, she didn't go with him. And four of his daughters, I believe, out of the eight also died. And he most of them instantly and some died in the hospital. So this family is going out. And they're going for they're going for dour and they're going on vacation to change their everyday life. So they're going for something that's good and praiseworthy, and they're going to have fun. And just like that, six of them, or five of them immediately die. So you never know when the death is going to come. That's why even armadyl the last one, he would say, Do not wait for the evening.

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If you wake up in the morning, and do not wait for the morning if you reach the evening, because you never know when you're going to go. And it was said but some of the Tibetan in

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about 30 of them. Rahim Allah, that if they were to be told tomorrow, that it was the piano or that they would be dying, they could not do any more actions because they were working so hard and doing a bad day in worship and doing good for Islam. And this is how a Muslim must be at all times trying to do as many good deeds as you can enter remind ourselves that how you die. This is how you will meet Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if somebody is doing something that which is some people now he goes into his bedroom, and he watches that which is hot, um and displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala if the door moves,

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he scared somebody is going to see what he's looking at. But he forgets the last part of what was watching him, his weakness and his emotion. And just to think, if you were to die on that, if you were to be found, you're watching some of those harem, somebody has to be found dead. He has committed Zina. Recently, in Sudan, there were two, they were on the wrong path.

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And this man, he picked up this young lady, and they decided to go to his garage and do what they were going to do.

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That's a lot of alfia said when he pulled into the garage, and he was very ignorant person, he didn't realize that they could die from the fumes and the carbon monoxide inside the garage with the windows and AC on in the car. So they were found the next morning, naked in his car. That law protects us from that. So now these people this is how they will meet Allah subhanho wa Taala on the Day of Judgment, if somebody drinks come out and becomes drunk, he will meet Allah subhana wa Tada. And he is drunk May Allah protect us from this. So always want to remind ourselves of the reality of death. And that this dunya is for us to prepare for the hereafter. These disasters and difficulties

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we see in everyday life. This is a great reminder to us for these things. And also in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam where he said that if the children of Adam, if they die, they will take three things with them to their grave. Allahu wa Melo who wanna know, his family will follow him to the grave also as money, it's still his until he's buried in his grave and his deeds for you. If none way up, go wide to return the family and the money they will return and the only thing you will have with you is on that day in your grave is your deeds. And we will end inshallah Tada This lecture with this verse, and many verses in the Quran. The people who died

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They asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to send them back to the dunya so they could do good deeds. And Allah subhana wa tada says in his verse, we only outdo Vadim or Allah day, the day that the person who was a thought him he has oppressed himself by doing that which is displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala he will be biting on his hands out of the fear of that great day. Yoko de la Tony Hawk tomorrow su de Sevilla, he will say, I wish I had taken a path with the Prophet, he will wish that he had followed the path of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Sahaba. And the pious, the key of the scholars of Islam, and those who implement this level came after them. He wish he had

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followed this path. Yeah, wait, let's leave any limit deceitful and karela. He will say any will to me, I wish I didn't take so and so as a friend. Why, what did this person do to you, he will say left of the learning I victory by the journey, that he distracted me or took me away from the remembrance of a Lost Planet after it came to me. What kind of shape on will inszone kulula. That a shaytaan is for humans a desert or he will call us to that which seems to be beautiful, and seems to be nice. But then he will desert us at the end. May Allah protect us from all this. So this is a reminder. And one of the things we remind as the brother said in the beginning, when asked he said

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it's a bra, that it's something that we can reflect on. It's a reminder to all of us, when we see these great tragedies, that it reminds us that we must be in the best state, you must be of those as well as 11 Muslim do not die, except from the state of Islam of being a Muslim who has submitted to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And also, we see from the difficulties that have happened to the Muslim oma today, because all of us are labeled as terrorists. were guilty until proven innocent. And the western laws you're supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. But as a Muslim, you are guilty until proven innocent, unfortunately. So now also, this is a big test for the Muslims today to see

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what they're going to do with this their Islam. Allah is testing us. A lot of people now. We've seen people have brought their children back to the eastern countries. And they know nothing about Islam. They know nothing. They don't know how to read it. In fact, they have because they're scared and embarrassed to be Muslims. They don't want people to know they're undercover Muslims only at home, when it comes time to pray that his job place he doesn't pray. So is it from Allah subhanho wa Taala. as Muslims, we do not agree with extremism. But at the same time, we don't agree with having a watered down version of Islam, where we do that which is awesome and displeasing to Allah subhanho

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wa Taala to please the non Muslims. And I say again that the message we take and we benefit from this lecture is that we must reflect and benefit on disasters, anything it might seem evil in our lives, there could be a lot of good in it. We just have to reflect and see what that good is and benefit from it and we should be always in a state the best state. So we meet Allah subhanho wa Taala in a way that he will be pleased with us and at the end Alo animals Allah wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad

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jack Hello fader, brother Brahim McCarthy for an excellent set of lessons and reminders.

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Now we will have the question and answer session inshallah. And just a reminder, the question and answer session is open both to Muslims and non Muslims. And we do give preference to non Muslims. If you do wish to ask a question, just ask one of the volunteers and they will put you to the front of the queue inshallah. Just a quick reminder, as well as some of the etiquettes of the question and answer session, do make sure that your questions are on the topic at hand. Please keep the questions short and concise, and ask one question at a time. Make sure to speak loudly and clearly as it can be a little bit difficult to hear some of the questions up here. And as well state your name and

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profession before the questions. So we'll commence now with the question and answer session. And we'll have the first question coming from the frontline. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. My name is Stella Ansari, I'm from Nakuru. My question on topic related to disaster

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is related to Christianity concept of bonds in

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our original sin. And the scenario is

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the flood of Noah described in Bible as well as in Quran and Quran says, if you are not learned, ask the learner I am taking you as learned of not only Quran but also Bible am asking this question in the light of Bible that when the flood of Noah as described in Bible, which saved all good people's meaning

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Think that all sinners were drawn, no sinner were alive.

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So, it still if Christians believe that son of Adam is sinner, is it correct? Or

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son of Adam, like us, like other Christians, their sin has already been cleared during the flood of Noah. This question is from other also an all Christians also, just a quick reminder, please keep the questions on the topic at hands, the topic at hand is reflection upon the world's disasters, I'll leave it to the speaker to if he wants to address this or not, but they must be on topic. Otherwise, we'll go to the next question.

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We'll go over quickly, and what I know as a form of Christian and that Christians believe that when Jesus was placed on the cross and crucified as they believe that this was for the forgiveness of their sins, and I don't know about the flood of Noah. But the what is known is that the Christians believe that Christ being crucified in their belief that this was for the forgiveness of their sins. But if we look at this rationally and logically, why did God create heaven? And hell fire? if everybody's gonna go to heaven, as long as they believe in the person who does good deeds, and bad deeds, all of them are going to heaven. Then why is there Hellfire? Also, Christians claim to

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believe in the Day of Judgment, if nobody's going to be judged? He thinks that direct flight right to the agenda to paradise what is the benefit? So anyways, in Islam teaches us that we are all held accountable for our deeds, and they will all stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of judgment and be judged for our deeds. And we have a scale, which on one side, we have the good deeds and on the other side, the bad deeds, and whichever one is heavier will be the place we will go. If some Muslims enter the Hellfire, then perhaps they will leave, they have not committed shirk, they will leave and shallow the Hellfire at a later time after they are punished for what they have done

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in this dunya. And when we have this epigraphy that this type of belief, this causes us to strive to what to implement is to them. And now that's why you don't find the Muslims who for decades, as much as non Muslims, because they realize what could happen to them in the hereafter for khibiny in this great crime, you don't find a lot of Muslims, and you find my find a few but it's they're not practicing Islam. But in general, you don't find Muslims who will get who get drunk, because they know of the evil effects of this in this dunya and the effects you can have. As the prophecy seven said man should be Birmingham dunya the mission of Africa and whoever drinks from it in the dunya he

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will not drink from it in the hereafter. So all of this, it shows us and this is the logical thing that we are held accountable. We're not just sitting here to do what we want to do in this dunya and then have a free ride at the end we're going to be held accountable. Just as if we were to have a job. We will be held accountable for our performance and our job also will be held accountable for our deeds in this dunya in the law. Adam, thank you.

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The next question from the remind us Salaam Alaikum myself Leah Kucha, I am a teacher by profession, and I came all together from bhusaval. First of all, I'd like to thank Dr. Zakir Nye, and all the Islamic scholars who had arrived here and it shows or displays a wonderful extra wagons Bonanza of Islamism. Really, I would like to salute all those dignitaries who had come here. Well, my question is that I would like to ask to the dignitaries that did Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu taala lucilla has undertaken any journey by water

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a man or him? No, I never knew and as soon as the process took a journey by water, even most of the power were not known to have taken journeys on water. It came later with the Muslims when they start to conquer new lands, they traveled on boats and they made a Muslim Navy, if you want to say

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to defend the Muslim men or to conquer other lands at that time, I don't know anything from the sooner where i was i said i'm actually took a journey by water and Lord and so it is not clear whether Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has undertaken journey by water. This is what is your anniversary. Okay, thank you. So

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the next question from the front mic. My name is mohammedanism Dean, I am an SAP professional. And my question is like as per Fran and, Suna, what is the legal verdict regarding tobacco consumption? Is it wrong or macro? And like in Surah Al Baqarah have I've seen the translation as like, if you take anything which is toxic to you, is haram to you. Please just remind everybody

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serious when I say the questions must be on topic, you can easily visit a fatwa website for this. Again, I'll leave it to the speaker if he wishes to address this, but keep the questions on the topic.

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First of all, before I say if it's makua, I want to explain

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why, at one time, there was a difference of opinion why some scholars used to say it was makura. And some would say was that um, that's because when cigarettes back when it's when they first came to the Muslim nations,

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there's no idea this is, you know, don't smoke, don't chew tobacco.

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So the scholars looked at similarities, they found that whoever smokes, he spills bed, he has smokers breath. And they looked at the Hadith of the Prophet, so they sent him off, he forbid them from going to the masjid if they have eaten the gospel, onions or garlic.

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And they said, just as the people they think, or they have bad breath, also the smoker is the same. So it's an infinitesimal crew.

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However, other scholars at the beginning, they looked at it and they said, it's how long from the beginning later, all of the scholars, I don't really know anybody now who says it's cruel. And he's somebody who was a real scholar and understands Islam properly. Who would say that it's mukuru a lot of the general people of the Muslim Ummah, they know the old fella McCrone, they still want to hold on to it. So they can say they're not doing that which is haram. But after the scholars learn, for example, in Egypt as they are in these places, when they learn that

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smoking causes cancer, it kills you as a waste of money. All the evil effects of smoking has now all of the major places of federal law throughout the Islamic world. They say it's hot, um, because of the evil effects that it has. It wastes your money, it harms your health, and it could eventually kill you and killing yourself is one of the great sins in Islam and it's not allowed and

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the next question from the reminder

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with due respect to you, sir.

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Okay. put so much faith in Islam and people believing about those who don't believe or don't read. You talk about so much negativity, you remember dead before dying people die hundreds and millions of times? Why is Islam portraying so much negativity and boredom with a conflict those people who are on the right path? Suppose if some people miss guide them, what is the direction to today's youngsters? There is so much you talk about disasters, disasters were also from ages. today. Something is not new. bomb attacks are not new volcanoes are not new. Earthquakes are not new. If something is to be destructive. Why should we remember death every moment? why cannot we remember

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life? If I have a brother on my left hand my right Why can't I

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there's a spirit there's a spirit moving Why can't I

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infused life in them? Why do I make them scared of feared dead dead dead? inshallah egg demarai everybody has to die. You meet every all the kings all the princes Who? Yeah, perfect.

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Are you didn't get me just a last? Why are not people positive about life inducing life? Why did

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we talk about death, the importance of remembering death, as I mentioned it so we can be prepared and meet Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the best states. Because if you're not prepared, that means you're not gonna try to have as many good deeds as you can. It means that you can meet a lot smarter while you're doing something that's displeasing to him. That's what I'm talking about death. But also, when we're living our life in this dunya, we also have to make life to the fullest. We have to try to find the hell out of you, man, the beauty of life and in our search for happiness, that we found this we find the sweetness of a man. And this is what helps us get through this this life. We

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must make our life to the fullest. We don't I'm not saying now we will do it. Let's talk about death. Then we go home, we sit back and just think about death. And we have only fear. Now we also have hope. And we also enjoy life. We try to build in this dunya and be as productive as we can to the to our societies. So we have to have a full life at the same time, we have to realize what I'm trying to say is that some are any disasters, when you see such a large amount of death at one time. This reminds you of the reality of death. And that's where all of us are going. This doesn't mean that we're not going to live a full life. We're not going to strive to be engineers or doctors or

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whatever it is we do in life. No, we must strive. We must try to build houses if we can build a house for our children and for this and do as much as we can and benefit from this dunya and to have a happy life. But also we cannot forget the reality of death that it's coming maybe quicker than a lot of us know. So we must be prepared for what is coming and alojado

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The next question from the sister salaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.

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My name is Johanna, I'm a student in your spaceship code divorce

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Zahara facade. filbur. Could you please explain this verse again?

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Now in this verse when last Matata says that the evil has become an apparent or clear on land and at sea. And this evil as I said, I did explain during the talk was that it could be any type of evil. It could be corruption, a lot of societies today, they have corruption as corrupt societies, it could be this type of corruption. It could be other types of evil. It could be crime, it could be the evil we eat from disasters and tragedies. Where does this come from? FEMA cassava, a DNS, what the people have earned with their own hands what they have done, and it because when you know when you're committing sins you're doing that was just displeasing to Allah smart Allah, this is what

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causes these types of disasters. So after this, Allah subhana wa tada also mentions that it's so they can taste Leo the phone, but the lady Angelou so they can taste that what they have done because they have done that was just pleasing to Allah, Allah. So Allah is punishing them for what they have done to him subpanel without a net, following his way and following his law, and then it's a reminder for him the alchemy of God that perhaps they will return to Allah subhana wa Tada. When they see this these great tragedies and evil, they know the only way out is to have their hearts attached to a loss upon what's out and to be with Allah subhana wa Tada. And Allahu Allah.

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The next question from the front mic, a Salaam Alaikum. I am Mama kursaal. I'm from Bihar, working in Mumbai, in construction company as a civil engineer.

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My question is, is suicide bombing is right way, or Islamic way to fight with that enemies of Islam? Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. Also one of the hot topics that we usually find, in a lot of talks, a lot of lectures is about suicide bombing. Is it a way to fight the Hoover? I don't believe it is. And we have seen that so many times, that the people who have done this, the corruption and the problems that they've caused for the Muslim communities around the world. So this is not a proper way to rebel. A lot of Muslims who follow this way they do this because they feel it's like they have given up. So the find this is the only way out.

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Perhaps on the battlefield, it could be a different story. Is it permissible on the battlefield, that's something else, but in everyday life, like what happened on 911? Or what happened in seven, seven, where somebody goes in is in people and he kills in his view by suicide bombing. This is not accepted when it's not. And it's not a proper way for us to fight the enemies of Islam on the battlefield. It could be another story, because that's something that goes back to the generals in the army and what they see on the battlefield, if it's something that's good for the Muslim army or not, that's a different story. But in everyday life, it's not permissible to harm or to kill any

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innocent human being, whether they're Muslim or non Muslim. Allahu Allah. The next question from the Ria Mike Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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My name is Mohammad Javad and I'm working in an MNC company as a technical support analyst. My question is a reasonably one of them neighbor died. And it is a common disaster what we face on a daily basis, people die. But the family members were really shocked. Because he was just 42 years of age, and he had five children. The youngest one was just eight years old. So what they were telling me when I said to be patient, they were telling me that Allah subhana wa Taala would have taken his hand or leg, but would not take in his life. So he would have not done that. So I could not able to respond because they were so shocked and grieved. So how do we need to console in this kind of

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situation? Are they Muslim or non Muslim? They were Muslim. Okay, this you can see obviously, there's a person who might be Muslim but they have wiki man, wiki man and the father, or the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah subhanho wa Taala. Any he chooses anything through hikma through wisdom, even if it might seem difficult. I know several people who have died and left behind bigger families than what you had mentioned. And also finally God has opened up doors for their families, and they're actually better off financially than they were before the Father of the family died. And I'll tell you two stories about that. One of our mushiya consew then he was traveling from

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Port Sudan going too hard at home. And on his way, in his car, he had a little station wagon with, like, 11 kids and three wives in the car. They got in a car accident, the car flipped over. There was a few scratches. I think one of his wife broke her arm and that was about it. This year, he got a little scratch on his head only, but he was killed immediately because he was hitting his head.

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Immediately after he died, the brothers bought a house and broke it down into three little houses for his family. And they had much more money than they did before that. So a lot of the people they might be scared that that now there's no income because the father had died, the last supanova who opened up doors. And this is a test, a test from Allah subhanaw taala when you see one of your loved ones Akin, and the highest level of the belief in the other is the robot to be pleased with the loss of Allah tala has happened. And I'll tell you a story. You might see it being crazy. But what happened once I'm in Saudi Arabia, when a man was traveling, and they had two cars, he was traveling

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with his wife and his daughters in one. And as you know, in Saudi Arabia mostly have like 10 or 12 Kids each. And his sons were all in front in the pickup truck. As they were coming driving down the road expressway or a highway, tractor trailer. It slammed into his son's in front of them. And it was just the car was in pieces and everywhere. So obviously everybody in the car had died. What did this man do? Why Why no, he got down. He made some juice, sugar.

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So Pinilla he got out of the car and sugar. He think the last one was Allah because he wanted to have river, he knew his sons were dead. And it was nothing he could do to change that they were gone right in front of his eyes. There's nothing he could do. So he wanted to be pleased with the color of last Mattila. during this difficult time. Another story about the issue of money, people being scared about money, one of our machines ramola he died. And he left behind 37 children and three wives, actually 41 because his brother in law had been murdered. And he was taking care of his four kids too. So he had 41 children in his house and three wives 37, which were his when he was placed

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in his in his grave and Quaids Rahim Allah, he actually the family received more money. And people were taking care of them more during that time. So Allah subhanho wa Taala does everything through hikma and everybody has to go another story, I'll tell you, I personally and he recently in Egypt, one of the machines, they were told this story, where somebody he had just graduated, he was going to get married. And they came to wake him up one morning, and he just become an engineer. And he was just about to get he was getting married. In a few days, everything had been finished the engagement, and they were getting ready for the wedding. And they found him dead Southern budget.

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He's 25 years old, not 4225. So as your time you're gonna go, and there's nothing we can do about it. So we have to be pleased with the loss mother chose, and this is what he chose. And we have to be patient, there's nothing we can do. We can't bring the man back. And there's nothing we can do. You can't cry over spilled milk, as they say, What's done is done. So you have to be pleased with the color of a loss matar no doubt it's a test. And when it's done yet to be tested a lot test us and to see the level of return and how we will deal with these type of tragedies below lm collabra.

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The next question from the front mic on slogan, I'm Dr. Moment Sol and I'm basically doing traumatology. And I see a lot of trauma happening, a lot of deaths. So become numb to people who are in distress, who have injuries who die. So it's like your heart becomes hardened. So is there anything that can advise that my heart doesn't get so hardened? And I can still practice without being too emotionally involved so that I don't make errors in my judgments? Or no, I think I mentioned this actually in the lecture. And one of the things this is actually it's a blessing in disguise for you when you see this type of trauma, because it reminds you of the reality of death

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and how quick and how tragic it could be. So you can be prepared. But at the same time in your field, you have to have to work and you have to you have to be in the middle. If you get too emotionally attached, you're not gonna be able to do a job where, as you mentioned, so you have to focus on that. And then think about it. It's actually a nightmare because you are reminded constantly of death. I remember. So one of the brothers used to be a soccer player in reality, specials occupant's Arabia, and he starts to really practice Islam. And one of the things he does now is he washes the dead brothers. In Islam, when they die, they come to the masjid and he's the

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one who washes them all. So this is he said, it's one of the best things he's ever done, because it reminds him always of death. And he's always prepared and always has his heart attached to the alcohol. So you can actually benefit greatly from this. But you have to make sure while you're benefiting, as you mentioned yourself that you don't get too attached. Because if you get too attached and your emotions take you away doing your job, then you're not going to do it correctly as you mentioned yourself and

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the next question from the system.

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The question is as Muslims we can understand that the disasters are from Allah tala and they are a test for us. But how do we explain the same to non Muslims?

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Well, I explained the same way, same way because they don't realize this because their Eman their faith is different from our faith. But the same way if you explain to them in this BAM even though we see as being tragedies we see as being disasters, there's actually could be a lot of good in it. When September 11 happened there was an evil thing, but also

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There may have been some good for the some of the Muslims, that how many people became Muslim, when they read about it, it made a lot of people hate Islam on the other aspect. So it was it was actually a more evil in it, obviously. But any type of tragedy, any type of thing you explained to me the Muslim outlook, and unfortunately a lot of them non Muslims, they do not know these things that we know. So it's our job to show them. And that's why now, when you go to the west, you look at the suicide rate in the West, and they have all the things from the juniors, the brother mentioned, that we're not as advanced as Muslim countries, they have all this advanced technology and sciences

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and what have you, but you'll find that they kill themselves all the time because they don't know why they're here. What is their goal in life, but we as Muslims, we know what masala to Legion know and insert in Delhi, Abu Dhabi, Allah has not created us except for his worship. And we know that we're here to be tested. They don't realize this. So the only way he finds a way out of what he's in is to commit suicide. So you explain to them the same way that we explain now. There's actually this reminds us of why we're here in the dunya is to worship Allah is one and to do as much as we can from good deeds and stay away from that which is displeasing to Allah and allow them

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the next question from the sister. salaam aleikum. I'm Charmaine Romano Han, I've come from Bangladesh. I'm a homemaker. It's a wonderful opportunity for me to be here and to listen to all your wonderful lectures. I had a question.

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Like, if there is a disaster in a Muslim country, or a non Muslim country,

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as we know that we are supposed to offer only Muslims. So if there is a disaster in a Muslim country, what should we do in another country, what kind of love we should do for them to do our there's not a love for non Muslims. And after they die, we know this, but it didn't during the death, they need to make one escalus Matata to make it easy for them. A lot of I don't see a problem with this. And also I need to help them out. And at the end of the day, even if they're not Muslims, they're human beings. And that's why every call recall a lot of our brothers in America, when there was a major hurricane in Florida, they went and they helped out and they helped rebuild the houses

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and they help feed and clothe people who had lost all the things during the hurricane. So there's no problem with this. And he because at the end, they are, you know, our brother in in humanity. So it's not just because they say they're not Muslim, we're not going to help them that we help them out as well. And we do what we can for them. And even though our Muslim brother has more rights on us, at the same time, we can help out anybody whether they're Muslim or non Muslim and alone. And it's something evil like that. We don't want it we don't wish anything would happen. We don't want anybody to be killed by an army or by this and even the non Muslims any we want the good for them.

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And we want them to experience what we experienced from the beauty and from the hell out with the sweetness of a man and what they Mashallah to be able to benefit from that. And they want them to die on the correct religion as well, just as we hope we don't affect religion and a lot of them. Thank you. Just the next question from the front of mine. A Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. My name is Stella Ansari. My question is,

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is the disaster due to human bad work or bad deeds was disaster they are in the age of Prophet Mama sysm and Savas

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as it came in the verse Bhima cassava ad him that it's from what they have done can be a punishment from Allah subhanho wa Taala. It can also be sometimes it can be a test from Allah subhana wa tada any major disasters You mean like natural disasters during the time of the Prophet, there's no

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I don't recall I got a lot of I can't I can't recall it. Because in disaster, everyone is killed innocent or the bad one say it's true. But it came in the in the sooner that prophecies I mentioned to Ayesha brother ohana, that, at the end of time, Jason army will come to the Kaaba and, and the image is all the people will be taken, they will be killed. And they said I she was concerned about this. He said, You know, they have the people and they're a swap and the marketplaces and they're innocent people. And at the end of the day, the the meaning of which is that they will be sent forth last month, you bet at any ATM there will be sent on their intentions. If they were good, they will

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be judged accordingly, even if they were punished with the people who were being punished. So if somebody can be punished at the same time, he can be an innocent person, he could be a good person, he can be a pious person and he dies with the people who are being punished. But he will be sent forth on that with Nia the intention he had and on the man he had and he will not be there in the same punishment of the evil people who are punished by that disaster. And a lot of them. Thank you.

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The next question from the Rio mic, so Maluku, my name is Mohammad Coker, I'm a consultant. I'm not clear on the concept of color destiny.

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In the Quran, it is mentioned that whatever good you get is because of your good deeds and whatever you buy

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You get it is because of the doings of your hand. So where does the concept of culture come into picture? Because if you are doing good, you get good. If you're doing bad, you get bad. The other thing is, if you talk about the wars going on in Afghanistan and Iraq, people who die, they have been designed to die at a particular time and a particular way, for whatever the people who are bombing, are they also designed to bomb them, then if that is there, then they are not accountable. Can you please give me some clarity on this iraq war from the second part of the question. The second part is, if you talk about the wars going on in Afghanistan and Iraq, there are people who

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are dying because of the bombing. Now, if they are dying, they are dying, because they have been destined to die at a particular time, and in a particular way. But whatever the people who are throwing the bombs, if there is also this time, then they are not accountable for that. Can you give me clarity on this piece, in other words you mentioned and the good news from Allah subhanho, wa, taala. And then, but in general, whatever happens, the cuckoo Sheila Matata, caught up with Tata everything last month that has created with butter in your destiny. So everything that happens to you is from the permission of Allah subhana wa, tada, whether it's good or for what is bad. So it's

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not all the time, like you mentioned, it could be the good embed from a lawsuit panel without it's in the other room, it's gonna happen to you. And it could happen for different reasons, even if you are doing good. And how many people we know who are good and pious, they get cancer, for example, that's not a good thing. It's a terrible thing, and they die from that cancer. But perhaps this can actually be a blessing in disguise, even as I mentioned, the beginning, it seems evil, but this person will have his sins forgiven through that terrible sickness and what have you. So all of it is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. The second thing, and other people are held accountable, everybody who

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kills an innocent person is held accountable, it doesn't mean because Allah knows that these are going to die at a certain time in a certain way, that you're not going to be held accountable. And you'll be held accountable even that's why and Islamic law, if you kill an innocent person, then you were executed, through face loss, that you will be executed as well. So you will be held accountable in this dunya. And also, you'll be held accountable in the output in the hereafter as well. And hello, Adam, can I use the person who's killing another person is he also designed to perform that act alone also can happen, he chose the loss of data. Don't forget, when it comes to color, we are

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not any like robots. Allah Azza wa Taala gave us the will to choose which path we're going to take. He showed us the path of good and he showed us the path of evil. And we choose which one we're gonna take. Some of us take the path of good, some of the evil some of us criss cross between the two. And then we're held accountable for all of this on the Day of Judgment, the last mattala he gave us the will to choose what we're going to do but in his other he knew which one we're going to choose a lot of knows everything that's happened from the time he created the heavens and earth until the end of time. He knows everything that will happen. There's almost nothing he knows it now. So he has given

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us the will to choose and then after that, we will be held accountable for which way we choose on the Day of Judgment. Thank you. Just