After Hardship Comes Ease..
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biocell mo Allah Mambo Athos metallic aalameen but early he was off be here at mine as salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh who I'm your brother abdus salam speaking to you live from the blesseds city of Mecca. That is my cattle makara Rama Yeah, and we are here live once again. And today we have very important topic. Because very often a lot of people they go through hardship, they go through difficulty, and they wonder when is this going to end and what's gonna happen next? And sometimes it's, you know, it can be really, really difficult to
you know, go through these trials and these tribulations and you know, not really knowing what's going to happen on the other side. And I think it's really important for us to really know how to deal with this in the context of our religion.
This beautiful religion of Islam. Now before we talk about that, could you let me know in the comments below
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Salaam from Philippines Valley como Salaam. Zahra is from Ireland. Banaras from Sweden. Mashallah. Okay, so back to the topic at hand. The question is why? You know, firstly, why do we go through hardship? Firstly, we need to know that Allah says in the Quran, he says Allah The holla call Mota while hayata Leah Balu Akuma Yocum Asano I'm Allah, that Allah is the one who created death and life to test which of you is best in conduct indeed in action. So you know, this death and our death and deaths and our lives.
You know, we have been created primarily, of course to worship Allah subhanaw taala and that in and of itself is a test Allah says no Quran.
Allah says, Well Mark I love to Jenna will insert a lolly a boon that I didn't create the journal the mankind except to worship me alone. So in the other eye, Allah says Allah de Haleakala Mota will hire Leah blue Akuma Yocum us and I'm Allah that Allah is the one who created death and life to test which of you is best in action. Okay, now, I'll take some questions and show that afterwards at the end of the show. But while you are watching, just make sure that you write down in the comments where you're watching from and Sharla. And then if you write your questions, and towards the end, I'll read out the comments and also the questions in Sharla. Okay, so Allah mentions that he created
death and life to test which of us is best in deed in action. Okay. So you know that this is the very purpose of our living, that we must worship Allah subhanaw taala. And we go through trials and tribulation, and then on the Day of Judgment, in sha Allah live, where patient, we are rewarded for those trials and tribulations that we went through. Now, we need to understand that sobor or patience is not just okay, it's rewardable. But it's not something that's voluntary. And this is a really important point to understand. Having sober patience is not something that is voluntary, right? It is something that is obligatory, it is wajib. And in fact, patience is the lowest level of
response to any trial, or tribulation or hardship or difficulty or adversity. Patience is the lowest level and where I'm going to explain what patients actually is because a lot of people they get that wrong. And Charla, I'm going to explain that. So patience is the lowest level above that, which is the voluntary level, which is the level that if you really want to get closer to Allah, you need to try and get to that level. And that level actually has benefits not just in the in the x era in the hereafter it also has benefits in this life. That is a level above patience. Okay. So the lowest level is patience the level above that is what is red bar is contentment is happiness with a loss
decree and I'm going to explain how we can do that as well in Shell.
But before I talk about that, it's very important to also know that Allah says in the Quran in my last three what what comes next let me know in the comments you will know this surah in my last three what use raw right with every hardship comes ease in the Milo's reuse raw, in the model three, use raw. Now, there's a really important grammatical point here,
in the in the language, right that Allah uses now, he mentions the same idea twice, almost the same way in the ILO three Yusra, but in the model or three, you throw in the ILO three Yusra, right he mentioned the same
I or twice, certainly with hardship comes ease, certainly with hardship comes ease. However, and this is the important point
that Allah uses the word, right? He says inla ma is free. I'll also and then he uses the word use raw. He didn't say I'll use right he says, I sir, which is the hardship, but then he says use raw and he says, an ease. Okay? So what does this mean grammatically and it means that with the hardship comes ease with the hardship comes ease, Allah has specified the hardship, but he's left the word is open, it's indefinite. What does that mean? That means that there are actually two eases for every hardship there are at least two eases for every one hardship that you go through. Right? Because Allah is saying, like, imagine if I say there is a boy, and he has an apple, there is
a boy and he has an apple that could be two different boys with two different apples. But if I said there is the boy with an apple, and then I say there is a boy with there is the boy again, with an apple, right? It means to Apple's or in the Arabic language it does. Maybe it doesn't in English, but now Arabic language here, it means that there is more than one. Okay? Cuz you could have said there is the boy with the apple, there's the boy with the apple, right? But there's a there's the boy with that when there's a boy with a with an apple, oh, there's the boy with an apple again, right? So there are two different eases for every hardship. And this is giving us glad tidings that
every time we go through a hardship or difficulty, we should know for certainty that we're going to get much more. Okay, when we go through.
When we go through a hardship we're going to get much more ease. Okay, we're going to get much more ease when we go through every hardship. Alright, so this is the first point that you're not just going to, you're not just going to go through difficulty and that's it, you're not getting any reward for it. You're going to get ease in this world as well as well as the reward if you are patient and even better than that if you are happy with Allah's decree.
So with regards to happiness, what we said I said earlier that, you know, patience is, is obligatory, it's not, it's not recommended, Allah says in the Quran will ask for in Al insana, Luffy hacer el alladhina amanu Aminu solly. hearty water Wow. So Bill Huck, whatever, so be sober, that Allah takes an oath by time will ask. Then he says all of mankind are in a state of loss. There are losers in this world and the next, except those who have Eman. They do righteous actions, by means of solid will tell us openhab they call each other to the truth, what our soul is sober, and they call each other to having sub. So if a person doesn't have this quality of sabar, and engaging other
people in joining other people to have sober, then he's in the state of loss. So that means that it is obligatory, to have software in Allah ma sabreen. Allah is with those who are patient, but what is patient?
What is patience? Right? What is being patient, some people they often they like complain and the bone you up or the texture or whatever, they're complaining about their situation. And he did this and she did that. And he did this and that happened and this happened. And that happened and bla bla bla bla bla, and then right at the end they said, but I'm being patient. No, that's not patience. That is not patience.
Some people think that just merely going through a hardship is patience. Going through the hardship is not patience, right? You have to go through the hardship, you don't have a choice about Allah God. Allah has decreed that hardship upon you, if you're going through it. You can't change that decree of Allah. You can make dua to Allah, and so on and so forth. But you can't change what you're going through. Right at that moment in time, that's not patience. Everyone, you know, everyone
has to go through various hardships, whether they like it or not. And if they're going through that hardship,
and they're, you know, that just going through a hardship
is not patience. That's the point I'm making. There's something beyond that. And that is patience. So someone thinks that, you know, I don't know, they're going through a particular hardship, and they're just complaining about it. And,
you know, maybe even asking why me and all of this stuff and they think they're being patient No.
What's what is patience? What is patience, patience, is accepting the decree of Allah in the heart, and it is not complaining on the tongue. Right? If you're complaining, then you've gone completely against patience. And you haven't fulfilled the minimum criteria. Okay, you haven't fulfilled the minimum criteria, the minimum obligation upon you, is to not complain, unless you are trying to change that situation, but you're not complaining, you're looking for a solution to that problem. There's a difference between complaining,
which is usually about the past,
or the present, and versus finding a solution, which is about the future, right? So we need to understand that patience is about accepting that whatever situation I'm in, Allah has put me in that position. I might not like it. Right, but I accept it. I accept it willingly. Because my Lord, who loves me, is the one. And who cares about me more than my own mother cares about me, has decreed that this is what I must go through right now. And I'm going to accept it. That's the minimum obligatory level, I'm going to keep quiet. This is the massive indication of patience. Patience is in the heart. But this tongue, that tongue is the biggest indication of whether you are patient or
The level above that is called a red bar, which is contentment, actually being pleased that Allah is putting you through this hardship. Now, how is that possible?
Well, if you really understand Allah, okay, everyone claims that oh, you know, I love Allah and, you know, if you really understand the mercy of Allah, we all know Allah is merciful. Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim, Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen or of mercy Rahim. So over and over again in the Quran. Right from the beginning onwards. Allah mentions are Rahman r Rahim. And we all know the Most Merciful, the Bestower of mercy, we know that Allah is merciful. But do we really understand that mercy? Do we really understand what it means? To know that Allah is the mercy of, Okay, what does it actually mean? If we really understood that, then we would know that Allah is not putting me through
this. You know, this pain or this hardship or this difficulty, but no reason rather Allah subhanho wa Taala. I'd say wisdom. We need we need to remember four qualities of Allah. Number one, that he knows what we're going through. Don't think that you know, Allah doesn't know what we're going. Allah says in the Quran
that He is Allah alim, the most known the all knowing, bro right? Ali moonray Baba Shahada, the Knower of the unseen and the seen,
right Allah. Allah Cooley Shea in Aileen Bitcoin, because Shay and Eileen, that he is, he knows everything. That's number one. Number two,
he has the ability to change our culture and Kadir he's able to do all things. He has the ability so number one, he he knows what you're going through. Number two, he has the ability to change your situation
if you wanted,
but he chose to put you through this hardship. Number three, he is more merciful than you are to yourself. He is more merciful than your mother is to you. You cannot be Allah's mercy. Right, that allies almost the most of us have.
So if he is all knowing he knows what I'm going through, if he has the ability to change my situation. If he is so merciful to me, and yet still puts me through this situation. Why is he putting me through this hardship?
Number four, he is the old wise al Hakim is the old wise there is a wisdom for why you and I are going through whatever hardships we may be going through.
So what could be those wisdoms? There are many different wisdoms maybe you apply to go to get
The job and you didn't get that job, you your heart was set on that job, you didn't get it. Maybe you wanted to get married to that person, your heart was set, but it didn't work out. Maybe you wanted to get that car, your heart was set, it didn't work out, maybe you made a loss in your business, maybe, you know, a great calamity happened. May Allah protect us all, I mean, maybe, you know, you got some disease or illness or, you know, lost someone close to you, may Allah protect us from all of these things, I mean,
but whatever that thing may be, whatever hardship or difficulty that you may be going through, you need to understand that Allah subhanaw taala, he knows what you're going through. He has the ability to change it. He is merciful to you. But he's left you in that situation, out of wisdom. So for example, maybe that job wasn't good for you, maybe that person wasn't good for you, maybe you're going to get a better job, maybe you're going to get a better person to marry. Right? Maybe that job or that money or that wealth or, you know, whatever, maybe that was going to take you away from Allah subhanaw taala. Maybe he was going to divert you from Allah subhanaw taala. Okay, so maybe
that was bad for you. So Allah chose something better for him. But maybe that will take one year, two years, three years, five years. Before you see the fruits, I've gone through difficulties that at the time, sometimes I literally, never, at that time, it was so so difficult for me. I didn't know what was gonna happen in front of me. What's gonna happen in the future. And now when I look back, even though that was a really painful moments, painful time in my life, when I look back, if I could turn the clock back, I would do the same thing again. I would go through the same thing again. Why? Because I saw the fruits of that many, many years later. Okay, so we need to understand that
Allah subhanaw taala, he is all wise.
Likewise, so maybe Allah is giving you this hardship. Now, to give you something better later on. Maybe Allah is giving you this hardship, because he wants to punish you for a sin that you have committed in this world, so that you don't get punished in the hereafter because of course, the punishment in the Hereafter is far, far, far greater is incomparable to anything this life,
person will wish that he could have been punished in this world, in the hereafter May Allah forgive us of all of our sins. Maybe it Allah wants to put you through a hardship in this world, so that he raises your rank on the Day of Judgment, maybe you didn't go through, maybe you didn't do a particular sin, maybe that's not in response to a sin. Maybe it's because Allah wants to raise your rank on the day of judgment and give you far more reward on the Day of Judgment.
Right, so that you're in a higher place in general. So there are many, many, many reasons or wisdoms? Why Allah subhanho wa Taala would put you through any trial or tribulation. Okay. I'll give you another example. Imagine a person and I want you to reply in the comments.
I want you to reply in the comments. Imagine somebody
he has, you know, been told that his
his hand is going to be chopped off.
Is he going to be upset? Yes or no?
Of course, he's going to be upset. Right? Of course, he's going to be upset because he's going to feel pain. Right?
So, maybe he is patient, okay, is that?
You know, Allah has decreed this for me. I'm just gonna be patient. Because I know that Allah knows what I'm going through. Allah is merciful to me. You know, he has the ability to change things. But he's decreed this for me, but he has a wisdom. So I'm just going to be patient. I'm not going to complain about it.
But then, that's one person.
But maybe this same person, he can get a higher level and get rewarded and get really close to Allah. by trusting the one you love. You love Allah. So trust him. Trust that Allah one's good for you. And when you trust a law, right, why would you not trust someone who's really close to you? If If you love Allah trust him. So if you trust him, you know that Allah is giving you this difficulty or hardship
in order, you know, because of a wisdom he wants Good for you. So if you know that someone wants good for me, someone wants good for me, even though I don't know what that wisdom is right now. But I know that Allah has
The ability to do all things and I trust him completely. Whatever I'm going through, there's gonna be some good in it.
Then that person who has a broken hand, or he's been told that his hand has to be chopped off, maybe that person will say 100 illa. I am so pleased that Allah, you are putting me through this trial. I am pleased with your content, Allah Yes, I'm still going through pain. Yes, it's still hurting. But you know what? Allahu Akbar, thank you, Oh Allah for giving me this because I don't know what that good is that you have in store for me. But I know there is good in this world. And the next, I know there's going to be good either in this world or in the next or both. So I trust you, Oh Allah, blindly I trust Oh Allah, because I love you. And I trust you completely with my affairs. What will
fall with the armoury in Allah, I relegate all my matters to Allah, when a person thinks in this way, then he really he won't have any choice except that he is so happy with whatever Allah decrees for him. And he knows that Allah subhanaw taala, if he is grateful, Allah will give him more Allah says in the Quran, let him check out Tom law has he done that, if you are grateful, I will give you more, if you are grateful, I will give you more.
So if you're grateful and thankful, Allah will always give you more, but if you're complaining, then you know, you're not being grateful. You're not even being patient, let alone grateful. So the you know, the lowest obligatory level is patience, and complaining is down there somewhere. But being grateful is even higher.
being thankful and handle Illa Allah equally hard. I'm, you know, I'm so happy that Allah put me through this ungrateful. How can that person that knows that his hand is getting chopped off? Be grateful. I'll give you an example. Imagine you went to a doctor, may Allah protect us, all amin from these hardships and others.
And imagine a person goes to a doctor and he says to the doctor, the doctor says to him, You know what, you've only got six months to live. Because you, you know, you've got gangrene and it's spreading, it's going to spread and therefore you only have six months to live. Because that person is going to be upset, right?
But he's waiting for for some test results and whatever. And then he calls the doctor up one week later, he says, you know, what are the test results. And then he says,
and then he says, Okay,
I'm gonna, you know, he calls the doctor and the doctor says to him, You know what, we may have found a way to save your life, we have to chop off your arm, because the gangrene has not passed your arm. So if we chop off the arm, we will be able to, you know, save the rest of your body of getting this illness or this this disease and inshallah you will be able to live.
Let me ask you a question and reply in the comments. Will that person be pleased that his hand is being chopped off? Yes, because it's saving his life. He knows that there's a greater good, he knows that there is some hardship in not having one arm, but that's better than losing his life completely.
So he trusts that doctor, and he removes that arm and he's grateful and humbler that my life has been saved. Will he feel the pain? Of course, he feels the pain, their natural pain that his hand is not there, his arm is not there anymore. Of course, he'll feel the pain. But he knows that that doctor acts in his best interest. And he knows that the arm is being removed, not because of malice or hatred on the part of the doctor, no, it's there because the doctor wants good for that patient, for that person. So he knows that. And therefore, he's not just patient with it. He's grateful that his life has been saved.
Now, Allah subhanaw taala is, you know, Almighty, the Most Merciful, the all knowing, you know, the old capable, the old wise, he loves us more than we can love ourselves. Right? Allah loves the believers, Allah wants good for us more than you know, even our own parents do for us more than we want good for ourselves. So, if that is the case, then how can we not trust Allah? How can we not be pleased with Allah's decree? So when a person goes through any hardship, he might not know, okay, what's the greater good, what's the wisdom behind this? But he knows that Allah wants good for me. So therefore, I know I try
In the one that I love Allah subhanaw taala and therefore, I will be grateful for whatever I'm going through because I know there's a greater good out there, Allahu Akbar.
So, you know, these are some of the things that we must know when whenever we go through any kind of hardship, let me look at some of the comments. I hope inshallah, that
we all benefited from this man like keep us from being those who complain and male or not. Let us be people who complain about his father always complaining, but may Allah Subhana Allah make us people who are grateful. No matter what situation we go through, we are happy and grateful to Allah. Let in Chicago Toma zedan accom I promise you Allah says this and if you are grateful
Allah says if you're grateful, I will definitely certainly you know give you more I'll give you more. So be grateful Allah will always look after you if you're grateful with Allah is decree
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official and inshallah one of the team will reply to you. In our thought it says Is it bad to talk to a lawyer and ask him to all of this again difficult for me when will decide to end? Can we talk with a local friend and pour out what is in our own hearts? Yes, we can hear and that is what we should do the father of use of alayhis salaam jacoba Islam when he was going through that hardship, he said that I only complain to Allah. Right I will only complain to Allah.
Yes, so he says I only complete Allah so yes, you can. You can, you know say Oh Allah please I'm going through a lot of hardship please Allah let this thing and you know you can make that die there's there's no problem with that. And Charla me I mean, as much as Allah is one, Allahu Akbar now fuzzers Islam Allah refer to Allah listening from Leicester UK lots of people from less than Mashallah allowed this is missing from a small town near St. Louis. Miss sorry USA Mashallah. Also awesome. Shahab says Subhana Allah banagher says, amin Shahab says is it permissible to complain a lot about our suffering our weakness, that jacobellis I'm dead? Yeah, I just answered that question.
So yeah, it is. Such as such as I can locate a chef while while yuck I mean, we are my brother Salima says Santa Monica Phillip Ricardo alikum sobre la obrigado hirato he says what's the time over there? Brother? It's 2:36am here and quite late, but one to listen to your session as well as possible for you to start the session a little earlier. Why? Here are the time here is what is it? It's 12:40am I will try to make it a little bit earlier but sometimes I get delayed from work and then by the time I get to the studio, actually the studio is right in my house or as part of this Yeah, anyway, so
But yeah, sometimes it takes me a bit of time to finish my work and then come here and then set it all up and everything and
yeah, but I do I will try and chama
norine says Mashallah, lovely reminder, brother, may Allah subhanaw taala accepted mela make us all of those who are not just patient but pleased with Allah's decree. And you know, when Allah is your make Allah your best friend when Allah subhanaw taala is your best friend. You can
Never, ever. You can never be not pleased with Allah decreed. Right? When Allah is your best friend because you trust him, you know that he's merciful, you know that he's knowledgeable about your situation that he's able to change it, that he has the wisdom, right and you know when you know all of this and Allah, you trust Allah, then you can't go wrong. Allah will always keep blessing, you blessing you, blessing you, blessing you because when you are grateful to Allah, Allah will continue to bless you and that's a promise.
Ameen says Somali kumarakom salaam is hydropower now. I think Haji is going to be open this year for I think I've heard that is 60,000. pilgrims. I don't represent I don't represent the government here or any ministry. I'm an individual by myself independent so I don't represent anyone. So I don't really have that kind of information. Unfortunately, so I won't be able to say that.
The answer to that. But yeah, I mean, if you just follow the official news in Sharla, hopefully things will become clearer. Shahab says chef, do I look familiar to you? We met in the city retreat in Leicester over a year ago. He was surprised to know I was only 18 years old Shahab actually on my system I can't actually see your profile picture. But I'll try and have a look afterwards in sha Allah in the comments and I'll see if I can click on your profile and have a look inshallah the rough man it says Salaam Alaikum Cher kebab the Salaam from UK London May Allah bless you and your family. I mean, amin, Polycom Salaam Rocco obrigado
now some of my family members are unwell, so please make dua for us all. And I've got a little cold but I'm okay Alhamdulillah about this thing. But Alhamdulillah This is hopefully recovering well I don't know because I need to go for an X ray. Soon in sha Allah but Alhamdulillah it's gone quite smoothly. So I'm quite happy with with the progress inshallah. But yes, so guys, inshallah I'm gonna leave it now. If you have any questions, you can write them in the comments below, whether you're on Facebook, Instagram, or whatever and inshallah we'll,
we will connect soon in sha Allah. So once again, I'm your brother abdus salam speaking to you live from the blesseds T of Mecca. May Allah subhanaw taala you know, accept whatever we do for his sake, make us sincere. And also may Allah subhanaw taala unite us on the Day of Judgment together in Jannah, alongside who, alongside the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what are through the awana an Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen salaam Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh