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Salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh This is your brother Farooq Romani and insha Allah tala. I will be your host for this session today on challenges in life, we all have challenges in life and Allah and inshallah today's session will be an enlightening session for all of us. This session is an initiative of alumina Islamic centers learn the daily program. almoner Islamic Center is run under the patronage of her highness, Sheikha hint beneath MK two bin Jamal Maktoum wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. We begin with thanking Allah subhanaw taala for giving us this wonderful opportunity to
learn the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala and let us inshallah try to learn the deen of Allah de.
For our topic today topic is challenges and life. We have our renowned chef Sheikh Hamad Hamad, who will be taking this session with us a brief introduction about the shape, shape, Ahmed Hamad is a motivational speaker on Islam and comparative religion. He is a corporate trainer life coach with spiritual touch. He presents Islam in a dynamic way and clarifies misconceptions about Islam on the basis of the Quran, authentic teachings of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and other world religious scriptures with reason, logic and scientific understanding. He is a former board member of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum award for world peace stablished by a decree of His
Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,
an initiative to accurately and fairly highlight Islamic teaching of peace as a doctrine that promotes harmony, tolerance and moderation. Sheikh Ahmed hammock has gained prominence through strategic approach and organizing large events and has been a regular contributor to peace initiatives by putting together international conferences, lectures and programs. His main acts expertise are the following. He's expert in delivering public talks in delivering our training programs in personality development workshops, like the similar one which inshallah we're having today is a life coach is very much involved into life coaching, organizing large conventions,
Islamic courses, workshops, counseling programs, social guidance, life skills, training and mentoring. inshallah tala we today begin our topic on challenges in life. May I invite shake me the hammer to please take the stage and enlighten all of us just allow Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Hill Karim vida, he was happy as mine. Also Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim what another wonderful ambition immunol Sophie Well God we're not zooming in on Valley well unfussy with some Murat for Bashir Sabri,
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It is indeed an honor and a pleasure to be able to be with you again, with a live webinar on a very significant, relevant and important topic. And that is challenges in life and Islamic recipe.
mobila brothers and sisters at the outset, we need to understand that in life, we cannot avoid challenges, meaning challenges are bound to be there.
We can control our emotions, but situations we can't control many times and they actually come as a challenge in life.
That's the reason this webinar is presented in order insha Allah to remind ourselves about the recipe from Allah subhanho wa Taala in the light of the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. My beloved brothers and sisters people react differently towards challenges. Some people they actually lose hope. Some people they lose control, some people they get into depression, anxiety in some people at times and for
Fortunately, they lose their lives as well. So how Allah
in Islam Alhamdulillah we have been blessed with a recipe that works and deals with different kinds of challenges in a way that will help us succeed in this life. And in the year after insha Allah, Allahu taala. Through this webinar insha Allah, my beloved brothers and sisters, you will learn to get up instead of give up, you will learn to try to deal with challenges, instead of crying over the challenges. Through this webinar, inshallah, you will be able to get certain tips and strategies in order to deal with these challenges in life, and SubhanAllah. In life, we have different types of challenges, challenges are of different nature. This is for sure that we all go through challenges.
But it is important to understand that we must grow through challenges. So there is a difference, we always have to actually go through challenges, what we need to learn how we can grow through challenges insha Allah, in this webinar, this is what we are going to address. So as I said, there are different types of challenges. But if we actually classify or categorize, we can say that they can be broadly categorized into five categories. Alright, five categories that we can actually look these challenges to be fitting in. The first challenge is the spiritual challenge. And we'll talk about it in detail. The second challenge is the emotional challenge. People go through emotional
challenges. People go through financial challenges, you know, people go through health challenges. And lastly, people go through social challenges.
before we delve into each challenge and address them, I would like to reiterate, and remind myself and all of you do you know that behind every challenge, there is an opportunity, because every challenge so hard Allah, it makes us stronger? Do you agree, every challenge, it teaches us something on the other, every challenge, it gives us a new experience, every challenge gives us a new opportunity to look into the you know, different window of reflection to kind of love. And the biggest of all, the beauty of challenges is my beloved brothers and sisters. It takes us closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. If we don't have problems, if we don't have difficult situations, if we
don't have challenges in life, it's very rare. And very few of us, actually, they get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But we see the vast majority of us, we actually, you know, get into closeness with Allah subhanaw taala when we have worked problems, you know, we have situations where we can't deal with it. So we go back to to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the biggest net Allah a blessing indeed, as an opportunity against these challenges, is we get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala and return to words the reality when hamdulillah so my beloved brothers and sisters, let us take up these challenges in this webinar and try to find out what is the Islamic remedy and a recipe
and a solution for us in life because we need to know we need to really know about it. Because the fundamental fact that we need to understand my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam is that recognition of a challenge. Recognition of a problem is the first step of finding a solution. SubhanAllah many of us we are not aware of certain problems even you know, and eventually, you know, we don't have any answers because we don't we don't recognize those as problems as challenges. So we need to understand that that we should be number one, self aware, self aware and take ownership of those problems. We, as an individual personally have to be accountable and we are responsible on an
individual front for our own self. So we need to know
That we have to be aware of what kind of challenges that there are there in my life, what kind of problems are there in my life, some are apparent, there are obvious and some are not very clear, they are obscure. So we need to address both of them in our lives. And this is how we actually can sense the the problem and we can diagnose it in a way that is, that is, you know, pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So my beloved brothers and sisters, the first challenge that we face, and this is the challenge that we face, every single day.
This is a universal challenge. This is a challenge, which is the biggest according to you know, Islamic perspective and that is a spiritual problem or a spiritual challenge, spiritual challenge, you know what shaitan has made a promise to Allah subhanho wa Taala what was the promise, the promise and commitment of shaitan was that he is
desperate to deviate us as human beings. He, according to Allah subhana wa tada defined as inaho, la cama Docomo been most certainly, he is to you an open enemy, Allahu Akbar. So who is saying this, Allah subhana wa tada about tomb shavon. So obviously, you can't expect good things from who from enemy are shaped on. So he is desperate to deviate. So his thirst and fundamental attack on the believers in particular among the humans on the believers, his spiritual attack. He wants us to be spiritually weak. He wants us to be spiritually collapsed. He wants us to be spiritually in crisis. He wants us to be spiritually in coma condition and Subhana Allah, many of us, many of us, my
beloved brothers and sisters, unfortunately, gets into a trap of Shabbat and makes him a winner. But the believer, but the believer, he is always understand you always understand the plots of shaitan and he deals with so spiritual challenge, we face it as an attack from Shakedown on our belief, he wants to contaminate, pollute, he wants to destroy, in fact, the belief that we have in Allah subhanho wa Taala he wants number two, he wants to weaken us in our practices of our Deen, number three, he wants to collapse and destroy our luck. And number four, he wants us to, you know, contaminate and spoil our way of beings in turn transactions and, and ways that we actually deal
with and treat with others Subhan Allah so these are the challenges from the spiritual front that he attacks. The you know us on, on our Eman our belief, he makes us weak in our practices, he destroys and he is he is there to you know, instigate things matters which drive us to the path of destruction when it comes to our character. And number four, he wants us to you know, manipulate things and destroy our fair dealings. Subhan Allah, so this is the spiritual challenge that we have. And we'll we'll address the solution shortly in sha Allah. Number two, emotional challenge. My beloved brothers and sisters,
we all experienced again, this emotional challenge, what is the emotional challenge all about emotional challenges about very much to do with within you number one, as a person, how you actually, you know, deal with things to panela when when it comes to you, as a challenge, how do you address them? What is your mindset? How are you, you know, at your heart, how are you behaving and what is kind of your attitude towards the challenges. So, these are our emotions, and that is the reason we need to be a person who master our emotions, not being driven by emotions. Emotions is a part of human being. In fact, it's a part of the you know, creature, you know, creation as a whole
in fact, right every creature has emotions. In humans, the two have a lot of emotions, emotions which are related to within yourself.
Emotions related to your beloved ones, your family emotions related to your relatives, your friends, and anyone who is beloved to you. So emotionally, you are affected, attacked as a as a form of challenge, and how do you actually deal with those, we'll talk about it in sha Allah. The third challenge, my beloved brothers and sisters is the financial challenge. You see, whether you you look at job, opportunity and relation, life is inevitable, you know, with, with challenges to handle Allah. So you just got a void challenge in the financial aspect as well. So financially, people, sometimes they lose their jobs, sometimes, you know, they they have a bad career goals, sometimes
they have a loss in business, sometimes there is an issue of inheritance, you know, wealth, you know, conflicts. So, in different areas and dimensions, people actually face financial challenge. And we'll we'll address the remedy as well about this challenge. The third challenge is the health challenge, you know, Subhan, Allah COVID-19 has actually created us, you know, awareness for us actually speaking, that health is beyond wealth, people, they actually are tend to give importance to the wealth over health. But now COVID-19 has brought this into our minds that come what may, you know, anything can be owned back, but not the health, once you lose it, you lose it forever.
SubhanAllah. So health issues, health challenges, when we undergo health challenges, how do we actually deal with them? How do we actually cater to the ways and what are the strategies to deal with those health, you know, challenges in our lives, and Subhanallah This is, again, as a creation, we are weak. And obviously when we are weak, we are prone, and we are, you know,
open for any and every kind of ill SubhanAllah. So it could be physical illness, it could be a weakness, with our body, it could be, you know, mental illness to panela it could be a person that he is getting into depression into anxiety in different ways, actually speaking. So, health challenges, again, a big challenge in our lives, and we need to understand how we should deal with it. The final fifth challenge that I would like to address my beloved brothers, we know that it's a social challenge. Now, socially,
we many times get gets obsessed Subhanallah we want to be defined by the society, we want to be rated by the suit by the people, we want to live a life which is which is seen by the people, and therefore we get ourselves as a victim in the society. And as a part of this process, we face different challenges, because we are defined by who this society, we are driven by whom, by the society, we have set expectations by who this society so what happens we obviously take these as challenges in life Subhanallah
I don't mean to say that we need to be cut off from the site you Not at all, that's not Islamic principle is we need to know how to deal with those challenges and we'll address them as well inshallah, when we actually do my beloved brothers and sisters, an analysis, you know, these are the five challenges that we you know, come into and we need to know how to deal with them. However, when we actually analyze it, as a case study, when we see they could be you know, five areas wherein we feel there is a there is a loss, there is a challenge that is involved, very much there. Number one, the weak belief, you know, as we said, spiritual problem of spiritual challenge. One of the main
common issues is the weak belief, right, this is seen as a common issue in the society number two, losing someone who you love, whom you really care about, right? So, the second is losing the loved ones. Number three, the failures when people face face failures, beat in any area in any of these challenges that I've mentioned, when they face failures, they really broke
Come down, they really do know how to get up and push themselves and, you know, go forward in lights. Number three is the setbacks in life, you know, sometimes you have different setbacks in different areas in life. So, you really can actually put different kinds of setbacks from different challenges and look into from that angle number five is the injustice, you know, injustice that happens actually, in any of these challenges. Again, this is something which which is seen widespread, because of these, you know, main main areas, why people actually, you know, face challenges Subhan Allah, let us know, talk about the remedy, the recipe, the solution. So, as we
said, number one, my beloved brothers and sisters, the number one, what we need to realize whether it is a spiritual challenge, it's a emotional challenge, it is a you know, emotional challenge, whether it is financial challenge, whether it is health challenge, or whether it is social challenge, certain guidelines are universal for all the things and you can actually address it, you know, through these principles, and through these strategies or tips, as you may take it as in dealing with these situations, and, you know, challenges to kind of look, so, my beloved brothers and sisters, we need to understand the first thing as the Islamic recipe, as a solution for these
challenges is, number one, see, challenges as opportunities,
serious challenges as opportunities. Now, when we actually see these challenges as opportunities, the biggest benefit that we actually gain is, we become positive in the, in the in the plans of Allah subhanho wa Taala we know that nothing happens without the will of Allah subhanaw taala so we actually try ourselves and Dr. With this principle in life that we need to see challenge as an opportunity. every challenge, as I mentioned, is an opportunity is actually a lesson for us to learn in our lives. Sometimes the lessons are better, sometimes they are best sometimes, you know, we really come out of something and we can actually address a bigger problem in a better way because we
have gone into it. So Subhana Allah challenges the nature of challenges such that it is bound to grow you will remember this mark these words they are bound to grow you it is you and me, who should receive it in that way. Right. So challenges
should be seen as opportunity opportunities. Number one, I have read to you and I are from the Quran from Surah Al Baqarah surah number two, and number 155 Allah subhanho wa Taala in this is he says are also Billahi min. Ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah Ar Rahman Rahmani Raheem, while another Luna can be Shay immunol Houthi while jewelry were not seminal unvalued while unfussy last summer art were bashira sabi read Allah subhanho wa Taala he says that surely, certainly, without an exception, we will test you, you see, meaning that every one of us will get into a challenge will have to face the challenge. So Allah says, surely, surely we will test you with something of fear. Sometimes we
feel things fear of loss, fear of, you know, society, your of business, fear of love, fear of losing loved ones. So Allah says, We will surely test you with something of fear, the fear of and the hunger, you know, sometimes we, because of our living, we do so many things, and we are we are so much you know,
enthused in getting those things from Han Allah. So Allah says, We will surely just test you with something of fear of something of hunger, loss of wealth, loss of fruits, but a lot of winner is he says, where Bashir is sabreen and give good news to those who are patient. So every challenge, every test should be an opportunity for you. And that is the reason as I said, and you can mark these words, we need to learn how to grow through difficulties, not just go through difficulties we need to grow and how do we grow by looking at as an opportunity and we have to
We as I said, we have to take ownership as a problem, okay? This is the problem I have whether it is a spiritual problem, if I am actually facing some disturbances in my faith in my connection with Allah subhanaw taala, I recognize that issue, I need to diagnose it, I need to address that issue by connecting myself with Santa for example, connecting myself with the poor and for example, connecting myself with a vicar for example. These are the ways how you can actually address the problem. But the main thing is you need to see those challenges are there to grow you not to break you understand that. So, look at these challenges as an opportunity because they you cannot live
without it. Right? A lot of good Isaiah he says, the purpose Subhana Allah of life and death is what to test us. Allah says in Surah Surah number 67. Iron number two, a lot of boiler sizes under the conical motor will hire a lawyer Balu welcome. Or you can ask my mother, we have given life and death so that we may test you who is in best of conduct. So the idea is, we have to see the challenge as an opportunity. That's number one. Number two, accept alas plan. This is a lie. I'm telling you this, my beloved brothers and sisters. This is by Allah, by Allah and by Allah. This is the biggest relieving factor for us as human beings as believers. In fact, we need to understand
that anything that happens is by the will and the plan have a massive handle diala and we know Buckaroo omokoroa will allow viral marketing, they plan and Allah also plans, but the plan of Allah is the best analyze the best of all planets, he planned our lives, understand that he has written everything, 50,000 years before the creation of the heavens and the earth. Before everything, he has written everything down. So everything what is unfolding every day, every week, every month, every year, year by year, right. It's all a plan for muscle health. And we need to accept the plan. As believers, we need to accept the plan of Allah, we need to willingly accept the decisions by Allah
subhanho wa Taala. And that's the way forward for believers, believe me, there is no other way that you can be happy, you need to do your job. Number two, you need to trust in Allah subhanaw taala. And number three, you need to make sure that your efforts be translated into results. And number four, whatever result comes to submit, submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is the way forward for believers. That is the way that Islam prescribes as a recipe as a remedy as a solution for any and every challenge, beat a physical challenge beat a health challenge, as I said beat you know, financial challenge. You know, sometimes we want to gain something financially. But Allah subhanaw
taala he has a different plan. We don't need to get upset. We don't need to be disheartened. We don't have to be disappointed. We need to submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala as believers, we need to accept the plan of Allah. And remember the plan of Allah is always the best. So imagine a person has this framework, he does whatever he can from his capacity. Number two, he trusted Allah subhanho wa Taala he doesn't trust in the effort he trusted in Allah's plan.
Number three, he makes dua he says yeah, Allah, I have for example, I have, I'm looking for a job and I did get you know, an opportunity. And I'm actually I did really well in that opportunity. In an interview everything is okay going good. And now I have done my clock my part now I am trusting Allah subhanho wa Taala number three I'm making do I love the opportunity make it good for me, make it fair for me, make it fair for my team, make it fair for my marriage for my financial, you know, uplifting, make it fair for me Allah so you're making drop, but suddenly receive a call that we got a better candidate that then you you don't need to be upset. You don't need to lose faith in Allah
subhanaw taala because you did all what you can. So rely on Allah is a better opportunity waiting for you, my beloved brothers and sisters, whether it is you know, a financial aspect, whether it's a social aspect, whether it is a spiritual aspect, the remedy, the recipe remains the same, so panela that you need to accept a
Last plan and Subhanallah a lot of galerija he says in two o'clock tsunami 65. Iron number two three and and for a lot of Blizzard he says woman yesterday La Jolla Jain double Maharaja.
A lot of anxiety says whoever gains the consciousness of Allah, whoever gains the taqwa of Allah Subhana Allah, Allah will make a wave easy for him. So you might be in any situation any challenge, spiritual challenge, you have an emotional challenge. You had a financial challenge. You have, you know, health challenge, you're going through social challenge with any challenge. The recipe remains, Romania, tequila hijjah, Allahu Maharaja, a lot of good Isaiah says, you gain consciousness of mine, and Allah, I will make a way for you. And so kind of love a lot of ways. He goes further and he says,
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and allow it provide in the ways in which you can't imagine Allahu Akbar. So you know, you lost one thing, you lost your beloved ones. Don't worry, everyone has to depart from this world, someone is sooner the others or later, everyone has to depart one day, everyone has to lose something one day we have to depart one day. So everything we can manage, but what we cannot and should not lose is the faith in Allah subhanaw taala the consciousness of Allah subhanaw taala that cannot be you know, put at risk at all, at any point in time. So my beloved brothers and sisters have Taqwa of Allah. And this is the plan of Allah that you have to take it and accept it and willfully willingly submit
it. Allah subhanho wa Taala he says in Surah, Al imraan surah number three animal 116 Allah subhanaw taala says, If you know if Allah helps you, none can welcome you. And if Allah leaves you, who is there, who can help you, who can hold your hand, who can change your life, who can remove this problem, remove this difficulty, you know, eradicate this challenge from your life who is that? So let the believers and instruction comes from Allah. So let the believers put their complete trust in Allah azza wa jal, this is something which we need to have. And this is a pointer under the category under under a tip, accept a loss plan. That's number two, number three, practice patience in life.
Any challenge, you need one key ingredient, which is clubbed with to actually speaking patients in prayer patients in prayer throughout your life, whether it is in the spiritual front, whether it is to do with your your emotional, you know life, whether it is to do with financial, social or health. A lot of Buddha he gives he gives a recipe, Allah says in Surah Al Baqarah surah number two was dying, no, Miss Sabri was Santa, two great tips, comes directly from Allah subhanaw taala as a remedy as a recipe, seek the help of Allah through patience and prayer. When ever you face any challenge, have somebody remember this have patience, and what is patience, patience, we have
actually not understood it very well. It's just not a word. It's a concept. It's a concept where you and me have to go under a realization, we have to you know, undergo into a process where we have to go and forward ourselves with what Allah has commanded us. Number two, we need to make sure that we prevent from that which is displeasing to Allah subhanaw taala three, which we need to understand very well that when ever anything happens, whether we understood it or we receive it as right or wrong, good or bad, we need to accept the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. As we said, in the previous point, accept the loss plan. So accepting the decree of Allah subhanaw taala. accepting
what Allah has decreed for you and me is something which we gained through patience, and prayer. Make a habit, make a habit, every single day for any and everything you want to gain some help, and some success. Make sure that you pray and that is the reason we have for every single thing. Subhan Allah, we have patients, a lot of ERISA through the prophets and the level of insulin prescribed us, Salam in
Almost everything Subhanallah you want is the Hara makes a lot you want, you know success in something or the other makes makes Allah you want to establish yourself and gain the firmness in your life makes Allah so, Salah is everywhere, so salah and southern is something which we have to take it as a principle for all these challenges Subhan Allah here are the number for my beloved brothers and sisters as a pointer for us, mastering your mind, master your mind, meaning, understand that these challenges are temporary, but the opportunities are forever what do I mean by this? I need to say that these trials, these tests, these difficulties are temporary, right? As our life is
temporary, a lot of diseases could learn ups in the cartoon mode, every soul has to taste death, right. So we need to go through this this phase, the phase defines and data mines that we have to end one date. Obviously the challenges will end with us. So what do what do we understand by this, these challenges are temporary, number one, opportunities when you and me go through patience when we have Salah in our place when we have Eman intact, that is all those situations are opportunities for us in these opportunities are reserved for us as what as has or not, and they will carry in your grade they will be with you in our era and they will insha Allah by the mercy of Allah Riza will
take into Jenna. So master your mind, understand that the challenge is not bigger than you. This is very, very important for us to understand. You have to make and play your role bigger than the challenge, you might have a big challenge, understand the fact that this is not bigger than you Why? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala says, you know in the IR of Surah Al Baqarah surah number two is number 286 you can live for ma who nafcillin illa
Allah does not put a burden on you that which you cannot bear. So Allah will never placed something on you which you cannot bear. So how come the challenge will be bigger than you not possible. Challenges can never be bigger than us. We have to be bigger than the challenge and that's how you actually attain by mastering your mind. You should not be driven by the challenges but you should drive the challenges and that is what I call it is as challenge the challenges. challenge the challenges. Let any challenge comes my backing is with Allah subhanaw taala I bank on a lot of my power is from Allah subhanho wa Taala my rub is Allah subhanho wa Taala my sustainer is Allah
subhanaw taala my planner is Allah subhanho wa Taala my protector is Allah subhana wa Taala who can take anything from me when Allah is with me? Allahu Akbar, my beloved brothers and sisters. This is empowering, isn't it? Yes, it is. Because this is a long one, you're trusting my beloved brothers and sisters. So you need to understand that these challenges are temporary, but the opportunities are forever. Allah subhanaw taala also guides us with a relieving factor and that is for enamel ursery you throw a lot of glitter in sizes with every hardship there is is when you have a hardship, for example, spiritual hardship, or physical hardship or financial hardship or emotional hardship or
social hardship, any hardship, remember, in life, there is ease as well. So you don't have just problems in life. You have so many solutions in life as well. But the people who are who are you know who who do not have real trust in Allah. They focus on problems rather than on solutions. They focus on what they don't have, instead of what they have. They don't think about the blessings. They think about the issues that don't have the focus on what they are blessed with by Allah subhanho wa Taala but they think what they are losing in this life, Allah work but my dear Big Brothers and sisters, we need to understand that Subhana Allah, these challenges are trivial, are temporary, we
need to be bigger than the challenge and that is the fourth point. The final point my beloved brothers and sisters and after which insha Allah we will go ahead with a question and answer session. I would really I will
Really love to hear from you to share, you know, whatever I can, inshallah add up as a value proposition in your life because a lot heated up. So the final point, my beloved brothers and sisters that we need to understand and take it as a recipe as a solution, as
your solution from the Islamic perspective for the challenges in life is we need to take time to decide things and consult these specialists. Now, this is very important in everyone's life, I advise you, my beloved brothers and sisters, to have a consulting, you know, consult consultation body, in your life, in your life, they must be specialists, you know, in different streams, whether it's spiritual, whether emotional, whether, you know, social, whether financial, whether, you know, emotional or health wise, you need to have a team of consultants who should be your consultants. So, a lot of the answer he says, In surah, number 16, and 43, and many other places, a lot of resources
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ask those if you do not have that knowledge. So, what does it mean? It means that there are certain specialists in the world, in, in every field, there are certain specialists in every field, there are specialists in the spiritual, you know, area, there are specialists in the emotional area, there are specialists in the financial perspective that are specialists with regards to social, you know, bringing well being there are specialists who are you know, healthcare workers. So every area you have specialists, what you need to do in life is you need to have certain specialists in your life who things good of you, who look for your well being who look for something that is good for you,
you need to have that. So when you face for example, spiritual challenge, you need to consult a specialist and share, share that problem, when you recognize don't just die with it, rather take that problem and share it. Sometimes when you do mushara. That is, when you do consultation, it can actually bring a solution. That is what we expect, through consultation, the objective is what to get the solution so you can get the solution from the spiritual perspective. Similarly, if you have emotional challenges, you're going through relationship crisis, you're going through this trauma, you know, in your own family, consult someone who is elder who is wise, who is knowledgeable, and
that's how you address the issue or the challenge of emotional perspective. Similarly, for the rest of the areas you need to have and keep in your life, certain specialists and time and again, you need to consult those people whenever there are issues and that is a part of decision making. What do you do in decision making is you bring up things together you don't decide just like that. You take some time you evaluate you assess the situation and then you know, consultant, take some opinions and then you decide what's good for you insha Allah by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala so my beloved brothers and sisters, these are the five recipes that I've shared number one, see
challenges as opportunities number two, accept a loss plan number three, practice praise and patience. Number four challenges you know are temporary and opportunities are are you know, permanent inshallah and number five consult specialists. So these five inshallah be hidden Allahu taala recipes and solutions which are derived from the Quran from the teachings of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. You know, part of it is making lots of drawers, but part of it is, you know, engaging yourself with the Koran part of it, which is you know, engaging yourself in the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala ensuring that you enslave a lot of enslave to Allah subhanaw
taala as much as you can and in serve the people as well that's how you can actually feel better. And these are the ways that you can actually find some solution B is an ala E to Allah, we ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah My beloved brothers and sisters, we ask Allah Berryessa to ease and release the problems the situation's, the difficulties, the issues that each and every one are going through. We know that there are situations that are difficulties there are problems in life. But the The good thing is we still have the man in us. The good thing is that we still rely on Allah subhanaw taala. The good thing is
Still we are together, learning about the Dean of homeless hunter learning about the divine recipe learning about that which can help us permanently and practically insha Allah be in the light, I asked a lot of visa to ease everyone's matter. I asked Allah subhanaw taala to remove the problems, the difficulties and the challenges that you're going through, I would really ask a lot of ways to make us among those who will be in the company of sallalahu I didn't send them witnessing the face of Allah subhanaw taala in the highest levels of gender, my beloved brothers and sisters, as I mentioned, make sure that you share whatever you can in order that we can actually help y'all. Our
purpose of doing these sessions is to help ourselves first and to help you with the wisdom and the knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah. What are your Diana? I mean hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
Jazakallah Harun Shaikh for such an insightful lecture on a well deserved topic a handful hand picked topic on the challenges in life did not allow her and children I can I can see some comments in the chat that this was a very, very beautiful lecture and people have definitely gained Savannah What beautiful tips that challenges opportunities, what a beautiful tip Alhamdulillah inshallah, we surely have learned immensely from this lecture. Brothers and sisters, if you have any questions, you can please put it in the chat box share the Can somebody posed the question already has well?
Yeah, why not? If it's not very much personal, people can benefit in sha Allah. But I if there is too much of challenge of taking, you know, the unmuting and all that stuff, then it's better if they can actually post it on the zoom chat as well. So that you know inshallah, we can answer them. Your brothers and sisters, I think you know, because probably it will be very difficult for the host to individually understand who has got a question and unmute them. So we would appreciate if the questions are put in the chat box and inshallah I will pose it to the chef on your behalf. So please, please proceed. Chef. There is somebody who is saying a salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa
barakato. Please help me. Gamma is of 25 years is the second child for me, he's unable to passes back. His engineering exam, since four years is giving exams all the time, but could not pass them. My husband is senior electrical engineering engineer at Deva, she just tips for the show. as we as we know that, you know, for parents, definitely, it's a point of concern, making sure that the education part of our children, you know, goes well, inshallah, so the first thing that I would advise is, number one, make sure that your child is not into, you know, a trauma or not into it unnecessary stress, sometimes what happens is, psychologically, we put so much of pressure on our
children, that they actually lose out the focus, they should not be, you know, pressed or, or burden themselves with the, with the education, rather, they should enjoy the educational journey. So just evaluate, I'm not sure whether it's the case or not, but I'm giving a general guidelines, understanding this question. So number one, make sure that this your child enjoys the learning and see to it that some expert evaluate and get you can take the consultation on that particular you know, area of specialists, consult with with some specialists and ask the you know, how your child is going through and how he can actually overcome those, you know, mistakes or issues. Number three,
which is very, very important for us as believers, make do make dua to Allah subhanaw taala for everything, you know, so had Allah. In fact, you know, I personally, I would say, I even prefer getting the parking in Dubai, for example, sometimes, you know, because getting a parking is also sometimes really challenging. So even for the parking you pray, so a lot of what he say he says, the only us tangible accom asked me and I will grant it, and this is something which is really, really needed, my beloved brothers do our revival. This should be a notion for everyone. Sometimes we rely on our efforts. That's very, very wrong. We shouldn't rely on the efforts, we should make sure that
efforts are in full swing to the best of our abilities, but we rely on Allah subhanho wa Taala. So success comes from a lot of good. So make a lot number four, you also need to ensure that you
Then when he is going through that exam, whether it is of his interest or not, sometimes we don't get through from certain, you know, areas of specialists, you know, the children they can't go through because that's not of their interest. we enforce sometimes certain things which we want them to be. That's not the ideal way of upbringing. Ideally, we need to know the interest of our children and we need to give them support in order to accelerate and excel excel in those areas of interest. So, these are the things that I have in mind and you can make sure that there are certain to us for increased improvement of the memories for example, or obesity or ilma. For example, Allah azza wa
has not either shaped Asana, sometimes you can also decide, you know, your your child can, you know, recite certain Ayat of the Quran, for example, rubbish revolutionary ways, certainly Omri Washington, aka Dr. melissani. Yes, Kahoot Kali. So these are the two R's, which involves the matter of easiness, the matter of seeking the help from Allah subhanaw taala, the matter of improving your mind your mental, you know, ability. So when you adopt these things, insha Allah be as an ally to Allah, I hope and I pray, and I asked everyone to pray for this child, may Allah but you know, get him through from this exam whenever he appears for it next time insha Allah, Allahu Allah, Allah.
I mean, I mean, just allow for that wonderful answer. I'm sure sister will benefit from it. And we all pray that may the brother tear all his backlogs and all his exams, I mean, shake. The Another question is, when you spoke with regards to the specialist, what should we do when we can't find a specialist? So like, if somebody is in a situation where they're unable to go to a specialist, so what can they do? Right now, it depends on, you know, where you live in, for example, it's very hard to believe that there are no specialists out there, there are definitely certain specialists out there who are dedicated sometimes you know, for the for the help, so, it depends on which area that
you are looking a specialist on for example, if you're looking for life skills, go to you know, people who who are, you know, with a lot of Eman in them, not anyone who is you know, sitting out there just to you know, earn money, but, depends like, if you are not able to find a specialist, you can in fact, send an email to us with regards to what are the issues that you have and we will inshallah take upon us to link you with certain specialists in the area that you require help inshallah, and that is the, you know, purpose of our center will hamdulillah that we try and strive to help people and create some value in their lives. Insha Allah, we want to touch people's lives,
we want to help you out. So, the fact that you are actually already in the session asking this question, is there opportunity actually speaking? Well hamdulillah so you can actually write to us an email asking what kind of you know, help that you require, and inshallah we will make sure that you are linked up with someone who is a specialist in in thing what you are looking for insha Allah be at the right time.
Just have a locker and shake and May Allah reward you for that answer. And here there is another question, a slum Mali cruciate, welcome, slow, please, what advice do you have for me
having thoughts about that, and this makes me have panic attacks and depress me because it keeps saying what if it is now and I pray for long life along the light makes me avoid sin and closer to Allah. What I'm owed is a negative feeling that is attached comes, please advise me shake I have been having this feeling every day for over three years.
At the outset, I ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant ease and peace in your life in sha Allah. I mean, my beloved brothers or sister whoever is asking this question, remembering death is a blessing. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Remember, the destroyer of pleasures, the prophets of the devil, he said, he said, Remember, the destroyer of pleasures. And what is the destroyer of pleasure is death. The wise men they say that whenever you remember that, the first thing that gives you benefit is that you do not value you know things
In this world, as much as you value Allah subhanaw taala and being in our Hara, number two benefit of death is it makes you content, you are satisfied because they, you have to leave, you know, a billionaire cannot prevent himself from death. a billionaire cannot prevent himself from death. He can't say the angel of death, you know what, you take a billion and just leave me, he can't, he can't say that. a celebrity, no matter who is a, you know, they can't prevent that. So that is certain. So what what prophets in the novel, he said, A meant was remembered the destroyer of pleasure is because in reality, the moment we die, the moment we die, we are cut off, and we are
disconnected with every beloved ones. And with every beloved things, we disconnected. So that's destroyed off pleasure, the pleasure that you are taking through our, you know, family, friends, relatives, and through the pleasure that we take from the things that the house because the the the bungalows and what not all things are the pleasures of this room, we, the death is a destroyer of these pleasures. So the point is, we need to remember that for sure. And that helps us actually speaking, it should not scare us rather, it should make us more vigilant more, you know,
wise, and more strong in terms of thinking that to kind of like, if I die, for example, if I'm talking to you, right, now, I'm a die, while you're listening to me, you might die. So, dying is not a problem. The problem is what goes after we die. So some hydrilla if you are getting panic, because of that, just try to re evaluate that they should not be things which you love so intensely, that you are, you know, scared to, you know, leave them and go to Allah subhanaw taala. So, reduce the love of this dunya
as compared to the love of art era, this is something which can help you out. When you manage, you know, we all have attachments with our
but that's a part of life. In fact, that's something which is governed by Islam, that is accountable by Allah subhanaw taala, but extensive attachment or excessive closeness with people and things will actually make you worry, you need to understand this fact.
And that is you have only one being whom you have to have unlimited love and bondings. And that is Allah subhanaw taala. And the one who will never whom You will never use, that's the only one a lot of Syriza, who you have to have extreme Unlimited, you know, in fact loves panela. But with the people you need to have love but in in a in a very manageable way, that when you lose someone, you shouldn't be the one who will commit suicide next, no, you need to understand that everyone has to depart. So the panic that you're creating, make sure that your attachment for this Junior should, should tone down it should it should come into a manageable way where you don't feel so much of
attachment for the for these things. But if your worry is like when you die, what will happen. So the the Weizmann they say that, and the scholars of Islam, they say the intelligent and the wise person is the one who remembers his death, and he prepares for it. So you need to prepare for your death. And my and I have to prepare for my death because death is certain it's going to happen any moment anytime without any invitation. So we need to have that that notion that that perspective in mind, and we don't have to be we don't have to get into panic or trauma. Thinking about it rather, we should focus on the preparation, not on the passing over. We need to definitely ask a lot of
Syriza for good ending for good ending because what matters in Islam is your nd so you need to prepare yourself and you need to ask Allah subhanaw taala that Oh Allah, you know, have my my last moments as katima will create the ending with her with goodness insha Allah and inshallah and you also have the remembrance of Allah has a lot of ways it says in Surah urato number 39 number 28 Allah be Vickery law he taught in Nakuru, the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala gives try
Quality Sakina sukoon satisfaction pleasure in real, real joy in your heart. So when you do Vicar of Allah inshallah you will be stable, you will be strong, you will be able to face things and you will be able to have the right priorities in your life and that's how we have to move forward as believers. Just follow her and she may Allah, may Allah grant this beautiful land all of us, amin, shake the nest. Next question, what is a duty if we already fail to face a challenge, according to the pleasure of Allah and later realize it, especially when it is related to others? That is others.
Look, the idea is we all face failures, we all go wrong in our lives, it's impossible to think that I will not go wrong or you will not go wrong. We all face problems and we all do face failures. Facing failure is a part of our life. And this is something which has Dundee. Now what happens when as in your case, what happens when you actually face a failure and you displease Allah subhanaw taala. And someone else is also affected by that. Now, with regards to Allah subhanaw taala, Allah subhanaw taala has, you know, arms are wide open, Allah is Ever ready to forgive any and everyone, any and every time some annaleigh. Every single night, the last third part of the night, he comes
down to the lowest heavens as it shoots to His Majesty in us and gives a call to every one of us, who is there who wants to be forgiven? I will forgive so the call of Allah is coming every single day. Are we responding to that call is a question. So if you have done something wrong, the moment you realize it, itself is anathema is a blessing because those who have Eman in themselves, they actually regret and they realize that I've done something wrong. So treat it as a blessing. Number one, number two turn to Allah for repentance and insha Allah, Allah will resign. He says in Allah yo federal do Luba Jeremy, Allah is ready to forgive every sin insha Allah, as long as your sins, your
your repentance is sincere. And number three, if someone else is involved, and got affected and damaged through this act of yours, then you need to make sure that you seek forgiveness from that person. But if it has something to do with materialistic things, then to the best of your abilities, try to compensate with that person, why you're alive. So that insha Allah, you don't have any regretful feeling in your heart, and you know, that inshallah with the Toba that you make sincerely to Allah subhanaw taala, he will forgive you. And that's how you actually stop this matter out Allah and Allah does not allow her and she shaker, the next question is from a student, a family members
fight with each other, often as I am a student, how should we take it? How should we deal with it?
when family members, they fight with each other, the first thing we need to know who is fighting, for example, if you are a kid, and your parents are fighting, you need to, if you're mature enough, you need to talk to your father separately, talk to your mother separately, and try to share if you have a handler that that wisdom and that, you know, value based education from the Quran, the sooner then you need to end, you know, counsel them, advise them, and try to reconcile with them in sha Allah, and that's how you can actually address them individually. And when you talk to them, sometimes it is even allowed, sometimes it is even allowed to speak alive, as we know,
for the betterment of reconciling two people together. SubhanAllah. So you can you know, say good things about your, your father, to your mother, for example, if even if that the good thing doesn't exist in the father and saying you can do with the mother as well. And if the if the family members meaning if there are brothers and sisters, if they are talking about fighting with each other, try and understand and make them understand from the fundamental or the outcome of that fight, what is the you know, outcome of that fight, and even sometimes you can actually go and
Find out why they are fighting at the first instance, what are the root reasons why they are fighting. So if they are fighting because they don't like each other, make sure that you work on those things, which can bring them closer and they can start liking to each other. If they are fighting, because of some, you know, financial issues, make sure that you bring in someone who is either and dear to both the parties who can be an arbitrator, and to resolve that issue for them. If it's because of the you know, spiritual things, then you can consult someone who is an island who is a chef, who can actually counsel both parties in resolve this issue. So it is it is this way how you
can actually address and deal with with them. Insha Allah isn't ilahi to Allah, which is,
once again, for that comprehensive answer, shake. There is another question from a sister, please help me I cannot have emotional trauma, but could not discuss it with my parents, nor could I find a specialist, because I'm not that much open in cases of talking about my problems. But the more I keep silent, the more I'm getting depressed, what should I do? Right now, this is very common issue actually speaking, you know, because of that guilt, because of the insecurity that you actually live with. This is the reason why what kills you actually speaking, you know, silence many times, it is it leads people to destruction. You know, we need to understand that emotional trauma is something
like any physical illness, when you are physically ill, who do you consult, you can't say that, you know, what, I have fever, and that is intense. And I'll not go to doctor because I'm shy, you don't see that. Right. So similarly, understand that emotional trauma is also kind of sickness, and you don't have to be ashamed of that. You don't have to be, you know, living with the guilt and with the, with the complex in your mind and your life. And you know, you don't have to be in you know, feel insecure because of that, no, you need to consult and you need to open up Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says, In the Quran, you're Latina, Amina, Doc, Allah kulu, Golan, Serega, or you will
believe be conscious of Allah, and speak straight forward, you need to be open, clear, and straightforward. Many times this itself will bring you a solution in your life. I understand sometimes you don't want to be open with someone who's you know, whom you feel that when you share that such kind of, you know, things with them, they may get really affected and it will become it will be counterproductive, in fact, so, but make sure that you try to find out somebody and release the guilt or the pressure that you have in your heart and release it, release it with an ad that is released only by Shane. There is no other way. You know, the insert, it comes from guns, you know,
that it has that, that that belongingness that link that relationship with each other. So when you communicate your issues, only then you can expect the solution.
I'm sure you're you're you're able to follow it. Make sure that you speak out your issues, your problems, many times it is resolved only by sharing Subhanallah who knows Allah will put a point of, you know, advice in in the person's mind and Subhanallah you will get a wonderful suggestion. That beautiful one piece of advice can change your life by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala so who knows this would happen in sha Allah. So don't be shy enough to share things of this nature. Fundamentally, make sure that you consistently pray to Raka every single day you know as a special To recap, making a near that, you know, Allah gives you relief from this emotional trauma that
you're going through. salts Allah Subhana Allah Salah does wonders in our life online. Salah does wonders in our life, understand this fact. So Salah is a solution treated as a solution, as I said was terino with Sabri was Salah. So you need to seek the help of Allah through patience and prayer. So I would advise you these two things number one, keep yourself engaged with with Salah going through Jude and ask Allah withdraw. That's the position which is the best position I call it as for the believer for the worship of Allah subhanaw taala leave aside those positions of the CEO, the managing director, the chairman reverse like every other position, the best position of
A believer is right there in the sujood where he finds Allah to be the closest with him. So go into Jude, make salah and also consult consult if not parents consult someone who can help you out in giving you and give you a beautiful piece of advice in the light of the poor are in the teachings of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
which is a hollow currency for not comprehensive and so I'm sure system will benefit from it. There is another question from one of the sisters and I presume This is a common problem nowadays. She says my son 23 years old is a Halford Mashallah, but now he's 24 hours with mobile games he praises for when the time is running out, he doesn't read Quran, when I tell him to pray or recite Quran, he becomes wild. And arrogantly replies Mind your own business.
Sister, you need to you need to tell him minding your business is my business Suhana mining, you know, parents, business is minding children's business, for that matter, just on the side notes, anyways, how to deal with this issue. Actually, we are many times the originator of that problem, we need to accept and agree to that many times we make, you know,
this tool, which could be a path of success, or it could be a path of failure or destruction, this move by or for that matter, gaming and these things, this could take them closer to Allah or by far, they can take away, take them away from Allah subhanaw taala. So many times, fundamentally, through this question, I would like to say that to myself and to everyone out there, that we have to make sure that we take control of our children, right at the early age and define them, the limits of the usage of anything for that matter. When we define the limitations for them, it becomes a lot more healthier, and it will definitely reap out some happier ways for you in all of us. So making sure
that fundamentally, we don't become the root cause of those consequences that we face today. That's number one. Number two, now that you have already are encountering the problem, making sure that he being a hospital Quran, he needs to be counseled in a very different way minded, that you cannot treat current or generation with the way that we were treated by our parents or our parents were treated by our grandparents, we need to treat them wisely, we need to understand the fact that they are mature and they have to be counseled, treated, advised in a certain way, that does not take away the Eagles take away their their their temples, meaning that they have to know that what going out
from the from the parents from mother or father for that matter is something which is good for them, not for bad reasons. And what I would also like to highlight is there are two things that we need to keep in mind. In Islam. The there are two things that comes in when it comes to therapy or when it comes to governance or when it comes to, you know, dealing with with issues such of such nature. Number one, the instruction itself, which is obviously as a as a parent, you know that it's good. Number two, the way should also be good. So the way makes a lot of sense. It matters a lot when it comes to Serbia. So you need to find out ways for example, you need to be a child with the child for
for for some for some time, you need to in enjoy with them, or perhaps few Romans have what they are doing, to be able to be with them and to be able to give them confidence that you know what, I'm with you. If you want to enjoy life for a certain period in a limited time. I'm there for you when we can both enjoy but then later on slowly, gradually he will understand that you are a good
advisor and counselor and that's how they will start teaching. They will start receiving the teachings that you are
giving to them. So, there are so many things that actually requires for us inshallah, we are also planning to conduct a webinar on the topic, steps and strategies to raise pious children inshallah, I'm sure inshallah, in that same webinar we can address this at length but in short, we need to understand that the instruction and the way must be proper many times we adopt the right instruction, but we practice a wrong way. And we actually face certain consequences that we are facing today. May Allah make it easy for you and for the rest of the parents and guide all the children for for for respecting their their parents at jackpot accidents, insha Allah
and just allow her and shake Allah make it easy for all the parents, and may we be able to raise pious children's and keep them away from this technology and files. I mean,
we have three more minutes to go for mother Upsala. And there are more than we'll take one last question shall one last question inshallah. Brothers and sisters We are sorry, we will not be able to take all the questions that are more than 39 questions right now shape and we will take the last question what each and every one for for for this effort. I mean, I mean, I mean, I have bipolar disorder, I feel down for petty reasons and fee down very often. So self value is also very less so what would you advise a very bipolar is actually a mental illness where medically you need to get treatment I'm sure you're going through that but at the most what you need to also do and rely upon
is the recipe from the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you know, he taught us so many draws for, you know, anxieties, and this word bipolar, you know, diseases and for that matter, any kind of stressing thing that we are going through, you know, so we need to make drawers for for for that purpose, and to, obviously, the which is very, very important to understand that a lot of bigger Isa has given the Koran as Shiva Lima has to do, this is a pure and a solution for whatever lies in your hearts, meaning it could be bipolar, it could be depression, it could be anxiety, it could be hard, you know, failures, it could be anything well I have extreme and
intense belief in the kalaam of Allah subhanaw taala and read it, read it, because many, many of us, we do not read the Quran as a Shiva, we read it either to you know, gain Baraka, we read it, to understand for four by four, and we read it to reflect but also one of the offerings from the Quran is also that it provides solutions to your issues, whether it is mental issue, physical issue, emotional issue in nature. So a lot of body sizes. This is the Quran is live Shiva Lima for sudo This is a cure in whatever that exists in your chest. So make sure that you read Quran and listen to Quran with the intention that Oh Allah give me the ability and give me strength to make
self management number one, number two, help me to drive my emotions in a way that is you know, good for myself and others and make sure that insha Allah over a period of time, many times it's it's V over exaggerate things many times so make sure that you don't over exaggerate, you know, the the issue that you have insha Allah trust in Allah, take the recipe from the Quran, that is a column of Allah inshallah, you'll be all right being an ally to Allah, I ask Allah subhanaw taala to to heal you and heal. Everyone who is going through any and every kind of challenge in sha Allah be isn't ilahi to add.
Reference shake for such an insightful session on this most important topic on challenges in life. May Allah preserve you Shay, hi, Allah yamaki benefiting from these insightful lectures on the most deserved and handpicked topics by you. These topics are really really very important in our lives. What a recipe to take. every challenge is an opportunity indeed sigonella how this approach can get positivity from any situation in whatever situation we are. If we take it as an opportunity, inshallah, we'll come out of it. And the concept of seven so beautifully explained shake up allow current shape for that insightful lecture. I am sure we all have benefited from this session and
armed ourself with tools to face the challenges in life.
In a more suitable manner, may Allah imbibe this knowledge deep within our hearts and also allow us to share it with others who are in dire need of this knowledge. Amin uribl alameen, Joseph allow Harun shake and Joseph allow current for all the participants who have joined us today. Do keep do keep us watching on the watsapp channels and such as also subscribe to us on our channel on YouTube. inshallah, we will see you with our next program soon. Whatever we launch has, she has just talked about the next programs in line. Joseph allow hiren A Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh