Abu Bakr Zoud – Attaining Stability During A Calamity

Abu Bakr Zoud
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of staying stable during crisis, citing examples like the father sallam and his children. They also emphasize the importance of staying true to Islam, citing the example of the father sallam and his children. The complexion of the prophets and their actions during crisis is discussed, along with the significance of discovering negative thoughts and focusing on one's "will" of the creator.
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim

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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah. While early in your sabe Germaine, All Praise and thanks belongs to Allah subhanho wa taala. And may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon His servant and final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as to what follows My dear respected Brothers and Sisters in Islam as Salaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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Today's lecture is titled, stability during a calamity. sha Allah Allah in a few minutes I wanted to share with you how does a believer remain stable when he is going through a calamity. And what we mean by stability is stability in his Eman and faith. How does a person maintain Eman during a calamity? And of course you all know each and every single one of us goes through calamities. Sometimes the calamities are manageable, they're simple, they're easy, and sometimes they are huge calamities really big. And if a person is not paying attention, it can actually shake his faith and his Iman in Allah subhanahu wata isla. And that is very dangerous. So listen to me in a few minutes

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in sha Allah Allah. And we'll explain some of the means and the ways in how to remain stable upon your Eman and your faith in Allah azza wa jal during these calamities, my brothers and sisters in Islam, first and foremost, any calamity you go through, whether it's related to your health, or your wealth, or the passing of a loved one, or the sickness of a loved one, the child of yours or spouse, your parents, whatever this calamity may be. The first and foremost thing you must remember and recall, are the stories of the prophets, especially the story of Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam, you need to sit down, calm down and relax and ponder over the Stories of the Prophets, especially

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our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. These were the best creation of Allah. The most beloved creation to Allah has social and they were severely severely tested. Think of a Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was born an orphan. And there are levels of being an orphan. He was born with the most severe and intense type of orphan and that is to be born and your father has died and you're still in the womb of your mother. Right? This is the most severe and intense form of orphan. Then his mother dies when he was at the age of six. Then his grandfather dies at the age of eight. Then He is later abolished his uncle died, and his wife his first wife, Khadija will be Allahu anha

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died. Two individuals, important people in his life died and the entire year was known as I am in the year of sorrow and sadness. Think of all this when you're going through a calamity. Think of indivisible Allahu alayhi wa sallam and the difficulty and the calamity he went through.

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When he went to, apart from the people rejected his Dawa and stoned him as he was walking out, when he went to El Medina and he established the dower and when he engaged in the battles against the disbelievers, right, in the Battle of of budded in the Battle of earth, and his uncle is killed and martyred. Hamza, Obi Allahu Anhu and 70 of the companions are martyred when the sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is indigent, right? All of these calamities and the result Allahu alayhi wa sallam goes through during his life. And not once not once in his life, he turned around and looked at the heavens and spoke to Allah and said to him, Oh Allah, I am the most beloved creation of yours. Why

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are you doing this to me? Not once he did this. And these are extreme tests that came down upon him. Every moment in his life, there was a calamity that he would experience and he would see, and not once not once, he turns to Allah in a diner and says, Oh, Allah enough. Why, and are your most beloved creation? Am I not the best of mankind to walk the earth? Why are you doing this to me? And Antonius his children, all of them die during his life. He buries them all. Except felt limited. The Allahu Ana, she died six months after him. Can you imagine this? Um, called sim. Why biller Hussein up a year won't confirm and his son Ibrahim, he buries them all with us.

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His own hands, solo Allahu alayhi wa sallam and not once. He will turn to Allah azza wa jal in disappointment and saying, Oh Allah You have failed me. Oh Allah, why are you doing this to me? He never ever did this Allahu Akbar, Lenin Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam understood, the closer you are to Allah, the more beloved you are to Allah, the greater and the intense the test and the calamity will be. As a newbie sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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that a person is tested according to his faith, if there is strength and nourish firmness in his faith, z the Fill Bella, the calamity will intensify. And if there is softness in his Eman in his face, there is a bit of relaxation in his Eman in his faith, then the test will come

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soft and easy. So this is the ID you reflect over the lives of the prophets. Look at the life of Ibrahim

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calamity after calamity to the point where he is thrown in a fire.

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Look at the case of Jonas allihies Sinha, calamity after calamity to the point where he ends up in the belly of a whale like prison within in the belly of a whale. Look at the calamity of Yaqoob loses his children, loses Yusuf alayhi salam, a lost child for 20 Plus ease. Look at the case of a you Valley you set up a sickness of 18 years on BET. Not only that, but also he lost his children and he lost his wealth. He lost his businesses, his income, everything. Everything was gone. And the people ran away from him. No one wanted to come near him because they were afraid of a sickness and a disease that had Look at her. You're probably Allah Juana. She had a newborn. And she was to be in

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Makkah alone when her husband Ibrahim would go and she has the soul some water and food for this child. Indeed, what a calamity.

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These are prophets of Allah azza wa jal, that went through intense and great difficulties and calamities in life. So that's the first thing when you go through a calamity relax the Stories of the Prophets that are in the Quran. That's one of the reasons their main reason is for you to reflect and to see if these were the most beloved of Allah's creation. And Allah azza wa jal has verified all of them. And he has praised all of them because they are mentioned in the Quran. And all of them are in the Paradise and all of them have earned Allah's pleasure. Look at how they live their life. So if I want to be following the path of the prophets, then I better get ready. The

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tests are going to come.

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And so that's the first matter. The second thing is

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evil votes and whispers will begin to come to you about Allah azza wa jal during a calamity. How do you dispel and how do you get rid of that edge is very important, because the Chopin will take advantage during a time of calamity to distract you in your relationship with Allah, a Chopin will come and he will cause you to doubt Allah azza wa jal, he will tell you. Why is Allah doing this to?

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You're a believer? You're a Muslim. You believe in Allah? Why is Allah testing you? Therefore Allah doesn't exist. Al Eman will Islam and all of this is a fabrication. Because if Allah was real, and if Allah didn't exist, how come he is not helping you out of your calamity and so on from the garbage that a che upon whispers to the believer

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and the more you are a believer, the intense the evil whispering of a che upon would be

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and so you need to learn at that very moment. You need to cut out the evil whispers of a che upon and you need to cut out bad thought in Allah azza wa jal during a calamity. How do you do this with the speed with the speed at this be saying Subhan Allah and reflecting over its deep meaning, this will cut out the evil whispering of a shell bomb upon you during a calamity.

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Let this mean?

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It means a 10 z to this associate Allah azza wa jal from all negativity, and from all imperfection and from all faults. That's what this is. And that's exactly what you said, when he was going through his calamity. When he was in the belly of the whale, he said La ilaha illa Anta Subhanak Subhanak all perfection belongs

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Do you, Oh Allah, you are perfect. What is he saying? In essence in context, he is seeing, Oh Allah, you are perfect. The fact that I am in the belly of the whale, the fact that I am in this calamity, this is not you oppressing me. This is not your injustice upon me no Subhanak Allah azza wa jal is not in jest. Allah azza wa jal does not oppress anyone when I have more a Buddha. Allah doesn't oppress anyone, no one at all. No Muslim disbeliever whoever it is, Allah doesn't oppress anyone at all. So this is how you cut out negative thoughts of Allah.

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You say, Subhan, Allah Subhan Allah and you reflect that Subhan Allah is you disassociating negative of Allah azza wa jal, you're disassociating Allah from the fact that perhaps this could be Allah's oppression upon you now my of Allah, you're seeing Subhan Allah, Allah azza wa jal, he said in the Quran, to the NABI sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wala Cadena Allah mo Nica, we'll consider the LUCA de Maya Kowloon for some bit. They haven't they are bigger welcome ministers you did. Allah azza wa jal you said Indeed, oh, messenger. We know and Nico glucosyl regret your chest becomes tight. You fall into some emotional state, because of what the disbelievers are saying about you, because they

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insult and abuse against you. So what do you do when you're feeling a calamity? When you're feeling tightness in the chest, for sub, the Hamdard pick, make the Spear of your Lord this the spear is going to cut out all evil thought of Allah subhanho wa Taala so this is what you're supposed to rush to Say Subhan Allah Subhana Allah and while you're seeing Subhan Allah, you are thinking of the fact that Allah azza wa jal is not oppressing me during this calamity. Rather This is Allah's justice. This is Allah azza wa jal being just and this is rather the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon the believer, because when the believer goes through a calamity, this is Allah's mercy upon him

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through this calamity Allah who will purify you, from your sins from your wrongdoings from your rebellion from your transgression, Allah is purifying. And through this calamity, you're earning Hassan out while being patient. And through this calamity or rank is rising with Allah azza wa jal, and through this calamity, your position in the Paradise is being elevated

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as indivisible Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, he said there are some sleeves of Allah, that have a certain degree and a level in the Paradise, they will not reach it through the good deeds. So your Salette will never get you there. And your fasting and your Sadako will never get you there. So Allah azza wa jal will be still a calamity upon this person. And through your patience with this calamity a person is then elevated to that rank and level in the paradise that Allah azza wa jal wanted for you. So this is the ID, this is the ID, the spirit Subhanak in a calamity you Say Subhan Allah Subhan Allah, while understanding that you are disassociating Allah from every evil thought

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that is coming to your mind about Allah azza wa jal nom this is important during a calamity. You got to be thinking of Allah's name Al alim, he's the old knowledgeable, a lackey in the old wise. So whatever you're going through now is by Allah's knowledge, and by Allah's Perfect wisdom. All of this is happening for a reason, you might not know.

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And that's the faith. You must believe that it is Allah, who knows what you're going through and why you're going through it. And on the Day of Judgment. When you're in Allah when we're all in the Paradise, we will understand why Allah azza wa jal sent these calamities upon us. And by Allah, when we're in the Paradise, and we understand why these calamities happened, and how they cleansed the sun purified us and earned US Allah's pleasure. You wouldn't have wanted your life to be anything different. You would want it exactly how Allah azza wa jal planned it for you.

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So that's the ID you reflect over the stories of prophets and then you go through a dispute and engage in plenty Enos of a dispute Subhan Allah Subhan Allah Subhan Allah Subhana Allah now and while of course understanding what it refers to, at the spirit is cutting out all evil thought of Allah azza wa jal from your mind. And then any the last thing that I will share with you otherwise there's many things but from the important things is

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A daleel To see you let Ilaha illa Allah and to continue to repeat this word, Allah He want Allah He my brothers and sisters in Islam, La ilaha illa Allah is medicine during a calamity.

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This is medicine during a calamity to see la isla Illa Allah

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like, you know Salah has Salam in the belly of the oil, he says La ilaha illa

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wouldn't be sallallahu alayhi wa salami teach us, as in the hadith of Ibn Massoud, that the dua of the one who is in an intense calamity is to see La ilaha illallah Hoon Halima al Karim La ilaha IL Allah Rabu Lao Shi loving La ilaha illallah Abu similarity audible lb or Bullough shield, Karim. These are si si this word, it contained La Ilaha illa Allah the sticker. When the V sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he teaches a smack binter Omis that when she experiences a calamity to say Hola Hola. Hola Bella, we should be che hola hola. You are my Lord and I do not associate partners with you. That's La Ilaha illa Allah.

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When he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said the Dwyer of Alma group, the dua of one who is in an intense calamity, a calamity, loss of health, loss of war of a divorce a loss of child whatever it is, is to see the dua of his brother euros, which is again la isla Subhanak. In the consuming of volley mean, you notice that the majority of a thicket and a dua that is to be said during a calamity, all of them had La Ilaha illa Allah in them.

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So these are powerful words to see during a calamity. And they soften the pain of the calamity. Why?

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Because when you say La Ilaha illa Allah, you are engaging in busying yourself with that which you are created for you and your heart and all your limbs were created to fulfill La Ilaha illa Allah.

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So when you see La ilaha illa during a calamity, you are doing what you are created for you will find peace and tranquility in that.

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But if you ignore La ilaha illallah during a calamity, then your heart and your mind is going to be busy with the calamity.

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And as a result, your heart will remain in pain and in suffering and it'll tremble and it will shake because you are focusing and paying attention on a matter which you are not created for. So make sure when you're in a calamity, that you pay a lot of attention

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to Allah azza wa jal and that Allah is the greater focus in your life more than your calamity.

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And to focus on Allah more than your calamity is to continue to see La ilaha illallah you are reminded of your purpose when you see La Ilaha illa Allah and when you continue to see La Ilaha illa Allah, the heart has found its purpose, it begins to become tranquil and at peace, your tranquility or your calamity might stay there. But the pain of the calamity will reduce immensely. Because now you are focusing on what you are created for Allah azza wa jal, he said LLB victory lap top group, isn't it by the remembrance of Allah, in which the hearts find tranquility and peace. And the greatest vicar of Allah is La ilaha illallah that's the Quran that's the message of the Quran is La

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Ilaha illa Allah.

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So these are a few things that you want to be doing during a calamity. And if you're able to do this, reflect over the Stories of the Prophets, this be Subhan Allah understanding its meaning to cut out negative and evil forth of Allah azza wa jal, Allah Ilaha illa Allah to bring calmness and stability to the heart, then an only you will find stability during a calamity.

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Now, we ask Allah azza wa jal to grant us firmness and steadfastness upon Eman and upon Islam, especially during calamities that we go through and understand my brothers and sisters in Islam. The majority of people they lose their Eman and their belief in Allah. When they go through a calamity. No one loses his Eman when things are good and times are easy, right? It's very easy to continue to say La ilaha illa when things

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is a good when the account is increasing bank account is increasing hamdulillah healthy children are healthy, wealthy, everyone is good. It's okay It's easy to keep your money your Eman in in correct order.

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But in a time of difficulty and calamity, it is very easy to lose your deen if you don't pay attention.

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So this is the solution that I wanted to bring to your understanding and remain connected with Allah during a calamity. This is what will bring you ease. And this is what will reduce the pain that you're currently in. And this is how you earn Allah azza wa jal is a pleasure and His mercy and turn to Allah azza wa jal and continue to ask Allah and to make dua to Allah has solution because he's the one who sent this calamity upon you. And it is only he who can remove this calamity away from you, no one else. Allah azza wa jal he said a minute he will not bottle either.

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No one, Allah said no one other than Allah is Able to remove the calamity.

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If the one experiencing it was to turn to him, it is only Allah who will answer the one who is in a calamity and he will alleviate and remove this calamity from him. We ask Allah azza wa jal to grant us proper Eman. We ask him SubhanaHu wa ala to remove our calamities and to grant us immense reward for the calamities that we go through and we asked him subhanaw taala to make the calamities we go through a source of purification and elevation for us in the Julio veliko karate or SallAllahu wasallam Modelica ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germaine

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