Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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hamdulillah last week, if you remember, we talked about alpha. and there still remain few
details or questions that ensure I needed Sharla just before I leave that topic to answer and also perhaps also allow you the opportunity to ask, inshallah further questions related to it. So
the question that I wanted to start
with, for this, hello, hi insha Allah and then be able to explain a little and in some detail, is when someone asked, and actually somebody asked me this question on behalf of,
and he said that,
consider the tire and so on. So it doesn't matter who that person is, the tire, and so on, and so on how many people had he killed, or caused
their death? How many people got displaced, how many people's lives got ruined? Children, woman, elderly, young people.
And so all of these people are suffering and they've suffered that they continue to suffer, but that person is safe. Nothing happened to.
So the question is, why would Allah as though to allow this?
And that some people don't actually when that happened,
they started to lose their faith. They started to look at this and question,
justice, wisdom, and then ultimately, whether they have actually came to the conclusion or not, or they simply have felt so frustrated that, in fact, in practice, they lost faith in everything, even though maybe intellectually they haven't. But in practice, they just say said, we lost faith in everything. And maybe some because of it, they said, well, we're not going to believe anymore. Because when you look at the all of these atrocities, it's hard for them to reconcile that to understand it. And he had maintained faith.
And this is, of course, we're talking about trauma, if you remember last week, when we discuss the problem with Allah and we said that sometimes it's intellectual, sometimes it's what emotional.
And at the basis of it is not a,
a complexity or a contradiction that it exists in your mind, necessarily, but it is an emotional trauma that the person is facing.
And because of that pain, they're unable to understand or continue with life as they know it, especially with a belief that a lot Zoda is right, there is present, his guiding life is directing life, it's hard for them to do this. So trauma could be personal, that as a person could lose a child could lose wealth, could lose a position and reach that conclusion. Or at least be at loss.
Or it could be a societal Trump, you know, you go and you see that this entire society is suffering. And then so and so had caused this mass suffering hasn't been punished yet. So the question is, why doesn't a law punish him? Why doesn't Allah stop this? etc, etc, etc. So inshallah, the question and I hope the question will be satisfactory, I mean, the answer will be satisfactory. Let's inshallah, start by asserting few points.
That whether we understand or not, and then we're going to come back and show a lie, if I remember to reaffirm this point at the end. But what do we understand how a lot deals with humanity or not how a lot deals with with this particular situation or not? We should always continue to have faith based on who Allah is, and what he has done so far, with this universe with our lives with humanity as a whole, then we should always have faith that what we do not understand, has an interpretation has an explanation, even if it eludes us at this moment, even if I don't understand it at this moment, it has an explanation. So rather than give up on everything, must, you know, recommit
ourselves to Allah azza wa jal to his wisdom and then asked him for
the explanation. If I can find it right now. ask Allah xojo to give me the instance
So that I can understand. So don't give up so quickly on Allah as origin on what Allah has done, but asking Allah I do not understand this. Give me the understanding of what has happened to me and persevere and strive and ask Allah and keep doing it until Allah has been provided. That's, that's number one. Second,
a lot as origin. Whether you know it or not, you're aware of it or not, has answered this question.
Because if you look at the Koran, you look at the sin of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And you read it with the lens of one who's trying to understand what is happening to him and to others. Today, you'll find the Oran reading as a commentary on the news
sort of referred to this before, the Orion has commentary on everything that is happening today.
are we the first people to suffer this and this moment in time, pick whatever country you want to take, are we the first people to suffer? That's not the case. So when you read the Koran before actually, this particular thing happened, whatever country we're talking about Muslim or non Muslim, whether Muslims are a majority or a minority, or before that thing happened, you were reading in the Quran, several things. One of them is Allah as though it is telling you that to blue nephew, Mr. kuhmo, and Fujiko, you are going to be tested in your cells and in your wealth.
And in fact, that statement from Allah xojo he says the tube Laguna, Allah does not only state you are going to be tested, Allah is swearing, he says, I swear that you are going to be tested. So before anything bad happens to you, that Allah in the Quran is telling you what this life is about what it's about testing. If you want to find comfort in it, you'll find partial comfort, but complete comfort that will never be here.
Whether you believe in Allah or a person decides not to believe in the Almighty, in a God, the conclusion is the same?
Or is it different?
What do you think it's always the same, there is no comfort. Even when you think that you have you're enjoying something, something is going to come up something that is going to follow it. And they're going to take that joy away. So that this land, this earth is not a land, or a sphere of complete comfort or an enjoyment you are going to be tested in things that you love. That's that is that is its nature. So to live a life where you expect not to be troubled, not to be in pain, not to lose is delusional.
And this is Allah told you this is the nature of this life, what are you running away from? He's telling you this, even if Allah were not to tell you that your parents will tell you this, your grandparents will tell you this, people who are dying left and right will tell you this, the poor on this earth will tell you this, the infirm, the sick will tell you this. So all of them are telling you the same thing. This is a life of testing. So you have to expect it and not to object so much when a test comes because you because you should be expecting it. It's coming your way. Whether you're aware or not ready or not. It's coming your way. That's one. The second thing is Allah xojo
also told us in the Quran about examples of people before us who are tested, just like us or more.
So when Musa alayhis salaam was sent to Pharaoh, why was he sent to Pharaoh? Because then we saw it or having such an incredible time in Egypt?
The time of their lives? No, because they were tested what was their test? Remind me
they were enslaved. What is enslaved me You have no freedom you possess and you own nothing. Okay, in addition to this, what is what else was happening to them?
They were killing their children keeping the woman alive but they're killing the killing the male offspring. So imagine yourself and you are carrying because they carry the message of Allah with them. They were the people that community on this earth, whom Allah zildjian had sent profits so they were carrying that lineage with them the truth from Allah xeljanz then Moosa comes to them. Moses speaks to Pharaoh. So you have Musa alayhis salam in opposition to Pharaoh and the people of Musa in opposition to the people of Pharaoh. And when it comes to Pharaoh, Allah doesn't tell us in the Koran, how long did he spend in his tower, but we can assume years, years and maybe perhaps a
Or maybe decades. And throughout those decades or years at least, what was happening, a confrontation between the two and the oppression of Pharaoh did not stop. It may have paused, but it came back and it intensified
as he was opposing Musa so the question that the people of Musa alayhis salam, or rather, let's say, Moosa himself could have asked,
am I not the Prophet of Allah?
I am, am I not carrying the truth with me? last spoke to me, right? And these people are they in a week, and they're being their children being killed.
And who is on the other side, doing all of that? The worst, who is Pharaoh, who claimed to the people of Israel and to the people of Egypt, that I am the one that you should worship. And Allah bucola Allah, Your Worship should be directed to me. So he just believed in Allah azzawajal asked people to worship Him, and misguided his people and oppress the righteous. And yet Allah azzawajal allowed him to continue in his oppression until the appointed time of his demise.
So Allah told us about this or not, Allah told us
a lot allows or delays the tyrants
up to a point
and the righteous will be oppressed on this earth up to a point.
But then eventually, what happens a lot, Avengers the righteous when they when their righteousness has reached the level that Allah azza wa jal likes, and he Avengers them and sends his punishment upon the oppressors when their oppression had reached the level after which Allah could not excuse it anymore. And after we had given them chance after chance to repent, because once Allah punishment comes and overtakes the people, it's not turned away.
And those people are condemned in this life, and they are condemned were in the hereafter.
Because Allah punishment is severe.
So Allah told us that this happened with feral and this happened when we Sally's Salah maganda give you another example. And through these examples, you'll understand because the question might be, well, why does Allah delay the oppressor?
Why does Allah delay the oppressor and allow that oppression to continue? Consider now Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it's the same formula, by the way. No, so he was in Mecca.
And he was carrying the message of Allah azzawajal. And the believers in Mecca are repressed, they're weak, and they're carrying the truth with them, and they're trying to spread that and then the non believers or Mecca we're doing what?
killing them, persecuting them, tormenting them, threatening them.
So that, to the extent that they have a lot of them in the beginning had to have had had to hide their faith.
And people died and they were martyred and all of this. And you know, the, the story of the Sahaba, who comes to the Prophet sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam. After seeing so many people be killed, and tortured, what is he tells the prophets a lot. It was set up with a prophet who was right next to the Kaaba and added a lot of stones sooner or later. It says, won't you make do out for us? Won't you ask a lot to send aid for us? Meaning Don't you see what is happening to us? We're oppressed, we're weak, defenseless, helpless, they were not allowed to fight back.
Right? Because fighting back would have been what?
disastrous, and it's not it's time.
And that's also part of Allah's mercy. And it does something for the righteous, and it does something also for the wicked, so they were not allowed to fight back. So he says, Allah, Allah, Allah, God, and so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his face changed.
And he was reclining. And he sat sat up, and he said, in our module of kubla, Khan, the meaning of which he says that men before you, they believe in person before you, he would be brought, and he would be threatened either this belief or you will be killed, and he would not turn away from his faith, and they will torment him, torture him until they will split him so I'm in half. And as they were so in him in half, he does not retreat until he dies. He says, and Indeed, Allah azzawajal is going to give you his victory, but he says, Well, I cleaned up on this
You don't but you are worth hasty, you're impatient.
So again, see you don't hear that from the prophets of Allah. Because if anyone had or had the right to say it, it would be a prophet of Allah. Am I not your prophet? Why would you not give me a victory? And allow those people to continue with their
wickedness killing killing the believers? Why would you allow that? Now I'm going to add that I'm going to bring you in the next two examples from the Prophet civil law audio send them, you will understand some of the reason why Allah xojo deleted. So the Battle of hurt and the Battle of her name, because both of these are very important in telling you why Allah as though Jen sometimes delays that victory. So in the Battle of the hood, what happened is well known to all of us in the beginning, Muslims were winning later, they got defeated, and they got defeated because of what they disobeyed a direct command from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam were strategically they were
stationed on top of that hill, do not come down, no matter what happens. then most of them came down, some stayed back, most of them came down, they left those position exposed, the non believers were able to come back from behind and then trap the Muslims and they were defeated because of it. Allah zildjian says, What about it? Nico mejuri, who dunia amico, Marie De La Hoya among you are those who are desiring this world and those who are designing the hereafter.
And here Allah azzawajal tells you about the cause of that defeat, meaning that even if you are Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and a prophet of course, that was not at fault at all. But even if you have the profit in your midst, but the company will run the profits have mixed intentions, some desire the hereafter and some desire the dunya what happens, you will lose because what you're asking for if you are rising for the sake of Allah, You with me? Because sometimes you may rise but not for the sake of Allah. Because you know, you want your own rights, you want freedom you want this and that you could do this, okay, I'll comment on this inshallah. But if you are rising for the
sake of Allah does not give you an immunity from the laws of Allah xojo and the laws of Allah mean, it may mean what if you want a lot to champion you, you must champion Allah?
What does it mean to champion Allah? I mean, what is your intention? So if someone the dunia and someone the earth that Allah see you're not pure enough to deserve that victory. So I'm not going to give you my eight, what is going to happen is that you will have to fight them maximum.
Okay, strategy, the strategy to strategy. And when you do that, you may be defeated.
You want a lot on your site, what do you have to do, in addition to actually doing all that you can physically to secure victory, you have to have to walk around Allah and do it for his sake, then Allah eight comes. But if you don't have that, then it's maximum, maximum, and you could win and you could lose, just like any other nation, any other country, you could win or you could lose. You want a law on your side, you have to be on our last site. Because who you're representing who,
when you are rising, and you say, in the name of who and the name of Allah, you're presenting who Allah azza wa jal. So if Allah gives you power, you're going to be ruling in the name of who, Allah, your name of Allah so that you know how precious that is. And if Allah gives you that power, before you are ready, you will be corrupt. In the name of Allah.
You understand what happens, you'll be a corrupt person, In the name of Allah zildjian unlucky enough to allow that to happen. So if you want to rise for Allah, you have to be pure. So Allah delays that for the righteous, because he tells them you're not ready. You're not ready to get that victory. You're not there yet.
So you need to be purified more. So sometimes you lose.
And when you lose, what happens is that you'll reflect and ask yourself, why is it that I have lost and go back and then ask Allah for forgiveness and repent
and reform and be better?
Allah azza wa jal delays and love me then Okay, let me go to the Battle of her name and then come back to this, the Battle of money.
In the beginning of that battle is the opposite of in the beginning of battle, the Muslims lost and they ran away
because they were overwhelmed by the forces by the opposite
and then the sort of Lysol aloha to send them rally the troops back, especially the unsought, they came back, collected around the Prophet sallallahu Sallam launched a counter attack and they want
what does the law say about it? Well the honing in
on the day of your name, when you admired your numbers,
when you relied upon your numbers, rather than having to work on a lot, whether they have to work well on numbers, so again, what you want a protection and victory from Allah, and yet you start trusting your numbers. He says, no, that intention is not right. So you don't get Allah's aid. Now it's meant to man, man to man, you lost the runaway
until Mohammed Salalah alayhi wa sallam he calls them back.
Also on so he's calling the unsolved and he's calling you know, specific groups, and they gather around the profits, a lot of them and that smaller group, because of Allah azzawajal, that smaller group wins. So he says, Subhana, Allah to Allah, if your intention is not right, a lot, if you are rising in the name of Allah azzawajal. Allah zoton is going to delay that victory if you're not ready for it. Because if you assume that power, when you're not ready for it, it's going to corrupt you.
Which which corrupts more by the way, poverty or wealth.
What? wealth, non poverty?
Yeah, for some people, Yes, right. But on you know, the average is wealth more than poverty. So which corrupts more being power less are powerful, powerful. So Allah, as Odin is telling the people, then if you are not ready, you're powerless. Now, if you are not ready, if I grant you power, you will corrupt on the face of this earth and there will be a greater disaster, then you continue to be powerless. So Allah may not grant you and me and the Muslims, when they arise, sometimes if it's done for the sake of Allah, because they are not ready for that victory yet for them. They're not ready for it yet. And a lot sometimes what Allah you mentioned in the Quran,
Hector the state as a result, you know, sometimes it reaches a point with the prophets of Allah, that they almost reached the level of desperation. They're not there yet, but they almost reached the level of desperation. Why do they reach the level of desperation, they say the benefit of it, is that they lose all reliance, altar work call on anything except a lawsuit. They mean, they don't trust anything, except Allah only Allah can save. And that's why Allah has it, especially with the prophets of Allah. You see, sometimes he's like, squeezes them so hard. Compared to us, right? It's so hard, that he's almost the only one like in the cave with Abubakar rhodiola. I know he's only
he's the only one there. And the non believers are right by him. So he can trust anything. Yeah, he hit, but they're right outside. So he cannot trust anything except allies. That is it. Why would you lose your trust in everything except your allies origin? So sometimes, sometimes, sometimes, right? If you become sick, and you go to a doctor after doctor after doctor after doctor and then no one can help you. What is Allah doing with you? He wants you to lose your word reliance on humanity. You can trust humans anymore. Because as long as you say I can go to the doctor, he will give me something will make me better part of your heart is within
when I see him, or if not him, the specialist or that other specialist, but when you can't get help from any other human anymore, who's left a lawsuit. That is the test for your Eman and that is when your email becomes the strongest I don't need any from anything from anyone. So only Allah if you survive that test later on. If a lot tests you win other minor things money this, you wouldn't pay attention to it because you've already learned a very valuable lesson. Only Allah xojo Who can I can okay the one who can help nobody else can help me.
So Allah azzawajal delays the righteous because of it because of that if they are righteous, so no one Then should I should say to himself, when something bad happens to them, when they make do okay and this is tied to hold on color when they make
and when it doesn't happen, and they keep making.
They shouldn't say
That shouldn't be the attitude. I'm good enough, because we haven't heard Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam ever say I'm good enough?
Ever Have you heard him? And he's the best I'm good enough. Why wasn't I given this? Why was I given that? We never heard that from him civil law he was. And if you want something, even he so long he was sitting right in the Battle of bed. He spent the whole night before the battle, what was he doing?
making. So even he sallallahu alayhi wasallam though he may have thought to himself, I deserve it. We did everything that is in band of power to win. We have the truth on our side we did this week, but still, that was not enough. And that shows you how much he needed a lot of zodion and trusted him and was reliant upon him. So when you need something, you should continue to ask a lot as though did excessively repeatedly without interruption. Like he used to do so a lot he was 11 he would mean Subhanallah without stop without stop not once or twice. And as When is it going to happen? continue to do it continue to do it as if you're drowning. And he's the only one who can see you. That's how
you ask Allah zodion formula. So this is why a lot of xojo delays the righteous and Allah azzawajal also delays the wicked the tyrants as well. Why does he do that panda who died also lies on a lot he was in them he says in the La livadi Manhattan EDA who lamb you flee to Allah azza wa jal delays, the oppressor
Jani brothers, sisters, this is written in the books before bad things happen to you. So when you read it, and bad things happen, this thing already should be an expert and explanation. A lot of prophets Allah tells you that sometimes the oppressor will be delayed, right? It's right there. In the law, he will avoid him he will delay postponed the oppressor had to either huddle, but until the time when He will punish him, he will not let go of him. Because as we said, the punishment of Allah azzawajal is severe when it's once it comes, no one can escape it just like it happened with Pharaoh, or those who are posed the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and died in the Battle of that. So it
comes. But Allah xojo delays it. Why does Allah xojo delayed?
Allah all knowing a lot well known your calculation and let me call our last decision, a calculation just you know, for our purposes, your calculation is not a loss calculation. How you see things is not the way that Allah sees things. How you perceive is not the way that a lot as Odin is planning for the future, isn't it? It's not the same. So why does Allah xojo delay there are things like I said last time, things that are have happened in the past, happening in the present will happen in the future, they're all connected to how long this tyrant is going to live, and what his life is going to do. So there has to be some wisdom and some benefit behind it, though we say y'all will
take him away, take him away and stop his oppression. But if Allah decides that his life is going to continue, there is some wisdom behind it.
The thing that is gonna make us inshallah understand this or at least feel better, is that in our minds, always, this world is always connected as a seen to the hereafter.
What makes it hard on us, is when we say, look how many people have died.
Right? That's difficult, especially when they are children. That becomes devastating.
When you only think of this life,
when you see all those dead bodies, only thinking about this life that's devastating. You can actually I can explain it, but connect this to the hereafter.
And what do you have?
This is not the end of the story is it?
It's not the end of it. Because all those people who have died on the Day of Judgment,
what's going to happen? All of them are going to rise. And they say yeah, Allah asks so and so why he has killed us.
And Allah as Odin is going to take their right from him.
And those people
who had been unjustly killed, they've attained What?
and she had it as what
takes away their sins and puts them away
In general, so if you were to ask and you have to think of this as one plane not just dunia, the dunia and bath that are just one continuous plane at the time of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam when some people and the Prophet yes when some people were killed and martyred, he would be sad. But it's not a developed debilitating sadness. So he'd be sad. But some of the martyrs right some of the Shahada.
They spoke to Allah azza wa jal, and he revealed to Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he say, convey to our people that we had met our Creator, our Lord, our Rob, and we are happy with him and he is happy with us. So let them know that.
See, see that message. Because that message is for the ages. Not only for them, but for the ages, because you have no access, you can see this. And this is someone who who was was killed.
And he says, We met our Creator.
And he's happy with us. Okay, you say, Okay, he's happy. But the important thing here and we are happy with him, they're not complaining.
And what is also him, what does he sell a lot he would sell them also say about the Shaheed that everyone who gets killed, or dies, who dies, does not want to go back to this dunya except one who is what the Shaheed who wants to go back, because he wants to re experience the honor of being killed again, for the sake of Allah. So you're here, and I understand the sadness, but you're here in this dunya being sad for that person, you know, losing your faith over why this has happened. And that Mater wishes to come back to this dunya not because he misses it, because he says he wants to die again, to meet a lot of zildjian.
So must understand that this is just one continuous plane.
And if a person, you know, decides, well, I'm just gonna, you know,
I'm just, I can't understand this, am I going to reject the creator?
How does this really help?
Like you think about it? How does? How does this gonna stop injustice that is actually happening continues to happen, or somehow solve it.
Because even even if someone was responsible for the death of a hundreds of 1000s of people, and you got to capture that person, and you execute him, How many times can you execute them?
Once you think to yourself, you know how much misery had caused, and I can only kill him once? Is that just
right? Is that just, you won't be able to, and you can torture and you know, people you can torture right? So you execute him once for killing a million people and causing so much suffering. But who is the one who can actually punish
laws, you can't punish. Or you can only you can you catch him, put them in jail, execute, and that is it. But the one who can truly actually punish him for what he has done for each single person is Allah zildjian. So don't think even you know, Subhana Allah on a human level that you can finally really find actual complete justice in this dunya justice in this dunya you can approximate you can try to come close, but it's not here. It's not here, you have to wait till you meet Allah as though that so again, you try to bring as much as possible of justice here. But you cannot bring all of it until you meet a loss.
So those who die, yes, they die, but they die. And they are we hope evening that they are in a better place.
And then those who are living, they are living to continue to purify their faith,
to be better for the sake of Allah azza wa jal so that Allah zildjian can select them. And for the oppressor, he's tightening the noose around his neck, the more that he commits, the more that he deserves the punishment of Allah and he has a role to play on this route. Once his role is done,
and we should try to stop it, but if we find that we're unable to, we understand, we understand that he has a role to play. And if you were to actually see the whole picture, you will not object to the command of Allah zoete. So the person who's objecting to what is happening
in the world today in general to Muslims in particular, why is this tyrants still living on and why their people have died and so many have died, need to understand that we ourselves should be better. never claimed that we are righteous or good enough. That is if we have risen from
For the sake of Allah, if we have risen, on the other hand, for the sake of, we just want to be free, we don't want to injustice, we want to select our own government, etc, etc, fine, you can do this. But that's not necessarily for the sake of Allah. So it could be for worldly reasons. And if you're rising for worldly reasons, worldly rights, a law surgeon is going to tell you, well, I have laws on this earth. And everybody, Muslim, non Muslim, they obey those laws, you don't get to break them. Just because you feel like a victim. It doesn't happen. It doesn't work like that. So you want to face an enemy, that enemy has power, you must have equal power to be able to defeat them. If you
don't have that power, what happens to you? He'll be defeated. Right? Even in Islam, even the righteous Can I be a person? Let's suppose for instance, ama, what do you have a la xojo? I'm not but I'm say I'm a What do you have a la zoa gel, and I have a sore. And I want to fight an army. And they are like 1000 people all with machine guns? Am I going to win?
What do you think? Am I going to win? I'm going to immediately be killed and be blamed for it. And then people deservedly will blame me. So what do you think you're doing? That wasn't the way of the prophets of Allah audios. And then because in Mecca when they were few, and they were we a lot prohibited fighting? It wasn't for you. It wasn't for you to do that. Not until they move to Medina, and they had the power and they had the weapons and they can actually defend themselves. There are laws that said you can now defend yourselves. So you have to prepare yourself if you are righteous,
on two levels, one the physical. If you rise against a tyrant, if you rise against an army, and you're not ready for it, he actually may defeat you. So the physical means have to be present.
And also, the religious, pious preparation has to be there as well. If you have both of them, then you are a righteous believer or group of believers who are fighting for the sake of Allah azza wa jal to champion justice, then Allah zildjian will support those people, if you are rising for the sake of this dunya then obey the laws that Allah had put on this earth. It's not just simply because I am or I think I'm righteous, that the law of gravity is not going to apply to me.
So Allah has dogen also has these laws, these social historical laws that Allah has dogen has on this earth.
So this is why Allah has his origin. This is why Allah azza wa jal may delay the oppressor.
Now, one other point, inshallah I want to add, and then allow, see if you have any questions, whether related to this or not, and in general, also,
the question also that came last time we answered it, but let me emphasize it again, now, making up and asking a lot as origin.
For his intervention for his help, does it interfere with or contradict the fact that Allah has pre ordained everything, while making dua is simply like, a little bit less bad. Considering the means in doing whatever you want to do. So considering the means or following the means the physical means and trying to achieve your objectives is legitimate in Islam. So you want to get children what do you do?
You may get married, right? I thought somebody's gonna say buy them. No. So you actually get married. And then you have children. You want to get a job? What do you do?
You go for interviews, you send your CVS right, and then you can take some classes. If you want something a lot as urgent had put for everybody on the face of this earth, no exceptions, Muslims, non Muslim pious, not pious, you have to follow these means. If you decide not to follow these means you're not going to get the outcome. And that's very clear. And that is part of Oba and cutter. So if somebody says, Well, if I want to protect myself from sickness from illness, why should I take medicine if Allah as Odin has already decreed, there is going to be health and there is going to be sickness, why should I take any medicine? Because medicine is part of other unclutter.
If I like gives you the room to change your reality. That is part of the law and federal law says move and change that reality and I'll make it so take medicine and by the will of Allah you'll be cured and when you q on your keyboard you know allow wanted me to be cured through the medicine that I've taken. If you take some medicine and it doesn't work, what do you know?
A lot as it is now one me to be cured.
At least through this medicine, maybe I can try something else. But you have to continue to try. As long as Allah azzawajal gives you this space to try. And part of that is to
do is asking a lot for his support for his intervention, for cure for guidance, whatever it is, no one should say, Allah already knows what is in my heart, I'm not going to meet
the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is our best example. He knew that Allah knows what is in his heart. And yet he makes dua, why, because that action itself is a better, a better for your tongue, a better for your hands, a better for your, for your entire body, and a lot loves that. So it's not enough that Allah knows this, Allah knows. But he wants you to engage in this a better.
And no one should also say a lot already had ordained something to happen in the future. So I'm not gonna ask for anything different. Because it's already ordained? No. First, you don't know what is being ordained. Second, it is ordained based on your divine.
And if you don't, then it means that you're depriving yourself of the benefits of that.
Of course, the greatest benefit of da is what, before you getting what you want, what is the greatest benefit of
is that it brings you closer to Allah that is itself, it's a burden. That is the greatest benefit. But also, you deprive yourself of protection in the accurate and this world, of guidance,
of health, etc, etc. So if you want something, don't say, I'm not going to make you out, because it's already ordained, what you are what what is ordained is hidden from you and me, and it's actually could be ordained based on your job. So make a naked often, because Allah azza wa jal loves it, right.
And there's something also that was linked to do harm. And also, yes, some people have thought, historically right, have thought to themselves well, being pleased with Allah and me being happy with Allah mean means that I should be pleased with whatever is happening. And if I make, it means that I'm displeased with it, and I want him to change it, so I'm not going to make up. And that, again, simply is against the sin of the prophets of Allah. On the one hand, yes, you should observe what Allah has done, and be happy with Ally's decision. But
if he had given you that space to change it,
that means that a lot me actually would want you to change it. And he's waiting for you to either make up for it to change, or to move and change it. So it is now want you to surrender to it, if something that is displeasing to you, or even displeasing to him. So if you find the poor on this earth, that defenseless on this earth being killed, should you say this is our last choice, let it happen.
Or should you stop it, you should stop it, as long as a lot giving you that space to stop it. So you move and you try to stop it. And the same thing with if something bad is happening, whether to you or to somebody else, don't say I should be happy with it. If it's something bad, I should be happy with it. I'm not going to make no make do ask a lot of change that thing. And then if a law changes it, then it's because of the law. If Allah decides not to change it, you haven't lost anything. And actually you've won, you've won because you're patient with what is happening. And you won because Allah as the origin is going to give you the answer to that. Not necessarily in the form that you've
asked, but in a different and in a better form.
So this is inshallah what I had, I don't know if I missed some points or not. But I'll wait for your questions. And Charlotte, maybe they will remind
you just how we can
So this is the question from a brother
in law here, about a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that says Mashallah, with the clay and Miss allottee attached to a cinema off the side of the mouth to say it is the one who might remembrance
sort of fills occupies him or takes most of his time so that it takes him away from making I'll give him the best that I would give those who seek. Now what
I remember a lot of them if I'm not mistaken that that particular Hadith is not strong.
I know tell me, yeah, but that's the grading of autonomy D. But I do not believe that that Hadith is strong.
And yet, even if let's say, for instance, for argument's sake that that Hadith is actually authentic, it does not preclude making.
Why? Because you find that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam if he had said that had at himself makes
so he cannot contradict his own statements, his behavior does not contradict his statement. So what does that tell you? It is just will emphasize the importance of Vic.
And the importance of engaging in the dhikr of Allah azza wa jal and similar to other hudy the importance of engaging in Salam Salam upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Allah will give you a lot more, but that when you need something, as the prophets on the law, audio is seldom in the Salah, after the Salah at night.
He used to ask Allah as though repeatedly, you should also ask Allah, all prophets of Allah Zack Allah, He used to ask Allah repeatedly. So that does not mean to stop asking ALLAH, but it just means to remember a long, that's what it means. But don't stop asking a loss.
Yeah, that he has his hand and then we'll come to you.
Okay, so how do we know that's and that's a common question. How do you know that a test? Is it a?
Is it a hardship or is it a hardship?
or punishment? Okay, so is it a hardship or a test for us? So that that problem that you're receiving? Is it a hardship? Or a test for us like innocence? Is it Allah Allah punishing you?
Or is Allah as a soldier elevating you? So of course, let's let's address it in this way.
See the Quran when you see the Quran you see, the sooner you see definitely people in the Koran when problems happening to them. It's a punishment for them, the people of add the people of the mood, Pharaoh, this was bad things that are happening to them are what has punishment. So that's very clear that they are being punished. So that's one end of the spectrum, you have the other end of the spectrum, who are the prophets of Allah, the bad things that were happening to them or What punishment
This is for to elevate their status, to raise them up higher and higher. That if there is any small imperfection, it goes away, and Allah azzawajal increases their patience increasing increases their gratitude increases their European certainty and EMA. So that's the other end of the spectrum. Now we weren't we exist, we're somewhere in the middle.
So if a person is closer and closer without being arrogant and conceited, closer and closer to the prophets of Allah azzawajal, his and her test are for elevation.
And if they are sinful,
then their test is closer to what being a punishment but not like the punishment of the Kufa because the punishment of the kafar there is no redemption there. They're just being punished and destroyed.
By the punishment, if it happens to you and me, which often often takes the place happens to you and me, because of a sin that we did, has also part to it an elevation. Because what happens is that when you being gay, you know, when you're confronted with such pain, it takes away your sense, reminds you and brings you back to Allah xojo. And if you are patient, or you have contentment, you have rewards as well. So it's not complete punishment never can be for a believing man and woman, a Muslim complete punishment. Yes, they might have done something bad, and he needs to be punished for it. But there is another element in it another merciful element in it where Allah is bringing you
back to him. Just like with the prophets of Allah, it's an elevation, so sort of in the middle, between this and between that and sometimes you're closer to this, and sometimes you're closer to them.
You want to add in shortly, please.
Exactly. So the brothers point in sha Allah and I'll add something to what you added as well. He says, I have personally one, the best thoughts about Allah zoa just that if Allah is sending you a problem that Allah is doing it
For your sake, there's mercy behind it, there's benefit behind it. And I'm going to add to it in sha Allah have good thoughts about a lot, but also go back and inspect yourself so that if there is a bad thing that you have done or you are doing, you could stop it. Because that's the way of removing all hardship How? Whether you know, collectively as an oma as a nation, or also as individuals, how do you want to stop these bad things from happening? We come closer to Allah as a reminder again, that if you have strayed to come back to Allah, so just so Baraka, Luffy, good thoughts about Allah, but also inspect yourself and cleanse yourself from sin?
just very quickly,
correct me if I'm wrong?
Is that correct? treats you the way.
Now, I'm not this true.
So to start, the reason why we see that people who were were away from was
not necessarily they are non believers, who are like,
like far from from being and those who are non believers, they get sometimes.
That's correct. That's correct. That's correct. So the question of the brother is, and that's another good point that people also have problems with sometimes is that he said that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam did say, in a hadith that people get tested according to their faith. So the greater your faith, the greater your Eman, the greater your test. So he says, This is the reason why we find that people of faith generally they generally get tested more compared to those who have little faith or no faith at all. It could be non Muslims, or even Muslims, but they're far away from Allah azza wa jal, and they're not tested.
So they get to enjoy more of this life. And I said, that's exactly. That's exactly it. Because again, the statement is the prophets of Allah Islam says that the more that you come closer to Allah azza wa jal, the greater the test will be and there is a reason why that is. Why is that because Allah zojirushi up become precious to Allah. And when you are precious to Allah, like the prophets of Allah alayhi wa Salatu was Salam and May, Allah wants to cleanse you from these attachments. So you have attachment to yourself, you are attached to wealth, you have an attachment to life, you have attachment to everything, you know, that Allah had put. So Allah as though to want to cleanse
you, and this cleansing happens through these tests, is of course, in comparison, on average, you will find that those who are not close to Allah azza wa jal, but I'm going to come back and say that there are, you know, serious exceptions to this as well, that they don't get tested as much or as often. So they seem okay between quote in quotation marks, they seem like they're enjoying their lives, and you know that they are having fun compared to the believers. But no one escapes, tests in this life, whether you are a believer or not. And the problem with those who are not close to Allah as origin is what, while the believer gets tested, and more frequently, they have on the inside,
what do they have a man by which they're able to process all of that and triumph over it. And so they continue to be strong. And they don't lose their patience, they don't lose their faith. But those who are not close to ally, whether they don't have faith at all, or their faith is weak, when they're tested, what happens to them, they collapse.
And there's also this emptiness, there's, there's no belief, there's nothing to rescue you and save you from the inside. Nothing to hang on to nothing to explain this world. So when they get tested, they get tested, and they collapse and they shatter. And that's why people in typically typically right, you know, those who are not close to Allah azzawajal are inflicted with a lot of mental issues, a lot of mental problems, whether it's anxiety or depression or this or this or this or that, why does it happen? Because that emptiness on the inside. So, both, you cannot, you cannot escape it. So, you know, one should say, you know, I want to escape,
no tests by not having as much faith because whether you are here, whether you are there, this life is
Going to test, this slide is going to send pain towards you. But you'll be able to actually process it when you have won't be able to process it when you don't have
to actually take a reason, conversion to in doing actions means that you have big reason when you have to know to what extent that we use for, for example, in
now, but he did not have what they had. So, to that point, to what extent is the reason you when you see big reasons? Not so consider the bad or the consider the means. So the question of the brother to what extent
Oh, sorry. I mean, if a country possesses nuclear arms, they should have also possess nuclear arms as well. Right? Yeah, you know, to what level right? Should you actually possess these physical means by which you're able to repel the evil of the people over there? That is a very good question. And to tell you that we have right now the answer for it would be very presumptuous, we don't really have the answer to it right now. But the question that that
objective should be, to be able to secure as many of them as possible, so that you're able to be an equal, right? Now, you may not be able to secure everything. But then when Allah xeljanz sees that, in addition to the amount that you have, you've done everything that is in your power, to secure those physical needs. And still, you've come short, a lot, as a surgeon may still give you that aid in that victory, because you've done all that is in your power, when the time is right.
So, yeah, so you see, I mean, it's, it's complicated, because until it actually happens, you're not gonna know,
until it actually happens, you're not actually going to know. But it says when a lot as agencies from those people who have fulfilled those two conditions on the level of a man, they've done everything, but on the level on these physical means they've done all that they can, but still, sometimes they don't have enough.
And it's at that time that allows the gym may give them a
drama, there were signs that they start seeing that he's about
to be demolished. And there are there signs that the tyrant is going to
end, no, no physical signs, as far as I can see, but the greater the tyranny, the faster that he's going to fall. So the greater the injustice, the greater the the speed by which Allah has voted is going to take that person away. So those are going to be considered the sign. So as they say that the darker the night, the faster the dawn is going to come. So it's that that is the only thing I can think of. But if people want to actually hasten the demise of that tyrant, they should come back to Allah xuejun more frequently, because when they do this, then they would deserve the victory of Allah xojo. But one, but if they are not, then they deserve don't deserve that victory. And he's
going to continue doing what he did what he does, so they want to finish him off, they have to come back to a loss, because that it really think about it, the greatest weapon that the believer has, or not the physical weapons, the greatest weapon is their email. And if they have that a man than they have triumph.
Let me see if there's just anyone else or Yes.
Baraka Luffy? That's a good question. So, let's suppose that she had that question of the sister is saying that let's suppose that we are adults are guilty, but what is the what is the
fault of the children?
To be killed to be punished? To die? So sorry? No, so of course, right we as adults, we are responsible, we have sinned with committed these crimes, but then the children, what is their punishment? Why they are what do I do they have to endure all of this. Now, of course, the children did not commit any sin, right? They did not commit any sin.
Now, Allah xojo these children belong to us or belong to Allah is our that's one point that I because she reminded me the point that I wanted to stress these children belong to us or belong to Allah xojo belong to
So even after everything that I've said, even after everything that I said, One underlying point that we should always remember is that we are slaves of Allah azza wa jal.
And I want to emphasize that word slaves, we can use the word servant, but nothing really conveys the meaning as much as a slave because a slave is someone who's owned,
understand, meaning that Allah azza wa jal owns you in full, and he can do whatever he wants with you.
Now we sometimes behave
or not, sometimes a lot of us, myself included behavior sometimes behave as if Allah owes us.
You understand? You need Allah, you owe me something, you have to give me this. And you have to give me that. And when we make do I know when he doesn't give us we can play? Why haven't you given me this? You have to understand one thing. There's a lot Oh, you anything? No, but nothing
is out of his generosity, that he said, I'm going to give you that he owes you nothing.
So actually, you have to imagine yourself just screaming Yala, please give me because Allah does not owe you anything. He does not have to feed you.
He does not have to save you
out of his, you know, generosity he does. And he obligated that upon himself, that I'm going to ask you to I'm going to give you put you in genda. But he doesn't have to do any of that. So the question here is that what is the fault of those children? The children did not commit anything? And yes, they will they do experience some pain, some loss, tragedy. But then what is Allah xojo to that when they meet Allah as though did as we said, last week, do they experience any of that does any of that pain remain with them
So they never get that that pain, that suffering does not stay with them. That's one, their death is not punishment for them. But their death is a test for who?
their parents, something that you love, and is gone. So it's not them. them they are with Allah azza wa jal, and they will be in general. And they are not going to, they're not going to remember these things that you are so worried about. They're not going to remember these things. There was a lawsuit, but they are a test for their parents who lose them. And because of that loss, if they are patient, Allah sends them to their kids, so they can join them in June.
So it's not a test for the children. And it's not the fault of the children. And Allah does not want to punish the children, but the children are around us. So as your home collapses. As you lose your wealth, you're also going to lose what your family and your family, the children are not at fault. But it is something that you should
try to protect. And the best protection that you can give to them is not by sending them overseas or sending them to the best schools or bad but building the best houses, the best protection is to give them and yourself and your family man. So these things don't happen to them. So that type of death does not happened to them. So that we remember when we see all of these deaths that we don't want this to repeat.
And it's going to repeat and keep repeating if we are far away from Allah, why is this happening? Because we're weak in it. And what are these children dying? And our country's collapsing? And they're being sort of de facto being colonized? Why is this happening? Because we're weak. How do you be strong again,
by a man by coming back to Allah azzawajal. And if we happen to be strong again, we should remember the past and say to ourselves, remember, when these children died, they died because we compromised our Islam and our email never allowed this to happen again, because if you let it happen, this is going to happen again. So this is the best answer that I can give. I hope that it's no convincing.
I will ask you in place
and we'll put up the gist of how the register
most part, I'm on behalf of
nam gela brothers saying that he's referencing the story of Musa Halima Salah, and how they're killed that young boy, when we talked about that story last week, and how a lot has to do there is explaining to us through that story, that no matter how intelligent you are, how perceptive you are, you will never be able to understand
the extent of why Allah has does what he does. And so that is an incident where Allah had commanded others to go and kill a young boy. And, you know, you could think to yourself as as the brother was saying, you know, what's, what's the fault of that boy, but it is a lot as a surgeon who knows why he should die, and how there is benefit in his death. So if you take Batticaloa, that example, and you generalize it, to everything that we encounter, including the death of children, not that anybody wants that, but including the death of children, you'll understand that yes, as painful as it is, it is leading to something that Allah azza wa jal sees benefit in that something that Allah
azza wa jal loves and the wisdom that escapes us a lot.
Yeah, yeah. So yeah, it would be. So if you're a waiter in a restaurant that is serving alcohol, and you would have to serve alcohol. So the of course, you're around alcohol, you're assisting in the drinking of alcohol, you're taking the order you're bringing it? So that would be hard on
what if you're not?
So you work in the cashier? And you just have people to said, Well, it depends, like, is this? Is this the type of restaurant where alcohol is prevalent? Where people drink alcohol often? Or is it something that is very, very marginal? Right?
I know it's a restaurant, but I mean, if it's if people drink there frequently, okay, so yeah, you would want to avoid that as well. But it is something that is completely marginal there is different, right? People are just there for food, and they hardly touch that alcohol. But if it's something that is frequent, then yeah, you would want to avoid that in jail. That's better for your danger.
inshallah, so I mean, for the sisters, I don't see any hands up. And further brothers. I don't see any hands up. Please. Just
ask a question about
And prepare for them once you can have power. Okay.
it is open. Yeah, it is open, you try to master data, your experience? muscle? Yeah, what you can, what you can and then.
Now, of course, of course.
And no, I mean, of course. Right. But I mean, there is also reason in it, right? Reason, meaning any athlete any in it, for instance, you know, so you can't use sticks, you know, for machine guns. That doesn't make sense, right? So there has to be at a level where there is some possibility, where if there's a confrontation, that will be a, an equal confrontation, close to an equal confrontation, close. It doesn't have to be 100%. Because even with the Muslims, it will almost never 100% they're always lesson number and lesson armor and lesson weapons. So it always was that but at least they were they weren't a match. They had some that they were able to strike back with. So you want to
come close, but it doesn't have to be 100%
totally radical. Okay. There's one more, shall I let me sit down
Why did he What?
Why did they have the boy first? Right? Yeah. And I was one of those times I asked him that question, because I anticipated that question Why? You know, why does it like give him in the first place? Okay. And the question here is that if you think about it for the parents, is it better for them, to have not to have that child or to have that child and lose them?
Which is better for the parents,
to have them lose, or not to have at all?
That Think about it, to have that child and losing, or not to have that child at all? Which is better?
No, I mean, for the parents in the hereafter
to have the child and lose them. Because that's better for their email, the greater tests, right spells greater reward. So they will be rewarded more when they have that child and lose them. So anything that brings that type of pain, so panela, is something that and when they're patient with it, it's better for them. That's why Allah gave it and took it away. Yeah.
So I think we are good, Mr.
And the best thing we can give to our children
work like some people.
But what about
near the end of times,
we will be left with one.
Everything that is going to happen?
Not predicted he said, it's going to happen.
And basically what is I can understand that generally, there is a room for that, but there are macro level.
Perfect. So the question of the brother is that I said that the best way to protect your children from the kind of calamities that we are seeing and have seen is to give them a man and faith because that's the best protection because that gives power so that these strategies do not repeat. He said but the Prophet sallallahu wasallam had foretold that they're going to be major calamities at the end of judgment, you know, wars and this and that. So are these things you know, can be avoided? Or can be can we protect ourselves from them? Or are they destined to happen of course they are destined to happen those things, so there's nothing that we can do to stop them in the way that the
prophets always send them had said that they're going to happen, but in between now and then.
So that is going to happen at the end of time, but Allah has it and knows how many years will pass until these things will happen. So between now and then, we can protect ourselves from repeating these mistakes by actually adhering to faith so that we will be strong and protected because of our protection of Allah xojo and even even we can say that when these things happen at the end of time, if you have a man even if you perish but you have a man you've won and that's something inshallah that we should remember that winning is not always winning on this earth. Winning is simply just having a man and holding on to it even if you die because that's really success. Okay mean
Subhanallah you know the monitors this one something and forgot neglected to mention the Shahadat before the dead before they die, they would say first of all big GABA is a one what a big cannabis this they considered that winning So with this we shouldn't consider loss. If somebody dies for a loss that is not lost. That's winning.
So if you're far away from you will give that punishment of
the people that now narcoleptic, now that's the way at the end right way at the end, but between now and then I think we can inshallah do better so that we don't have to repeat these mistakes.
years, two years, I did my best to keep my family together
to do the preppers try to recede back,
to stay as a family
separate was very difficult after seven years
to go through the pain,
again, financially wise,
I was oppressed by all of them. They threatened to keep my girls with them.
It was Ramadan.
is what I want to throw
out there after I did the course, which is I didn't do the reverse. I just did the callback now because I don't like to divorce I don't believe in divorce. And I just did the week after, and I left the country and have to quit.
Now. Now we'll come to that, even though now my girls, you're hungry, and they're studying. They're away from her mother. She just stopped staying away. Now what I wanted to get the answer is, is this after all this? And then you try your best to keep your family. It was this this was destiny.
And then I can't forgive them. So I'm still have my heart.
Because I just can't forgive No, it's not a sin. It's not a sin. I mean, I'm not going to repeat your question for this because it's something personal. Yes, it's destined, if it happened, this is destined that it would happen that way.
So yeah, Annie. just surrender to Allah has to do with the fact that Allah knows the best it had to happen this way. And it's happened this way. So just to render to Allah that this is the best that this is the best and this is our last choice. You don't have to forgive. If it's not within you to forgive, you don't have to forgive.
It may you may feel better at some point if you're able to forgive because you're not holding on to that anger. If you can just say no just May Allah forgive them I don't want anything from them and alone will compensate me because that's that's that's the hurt that you have because they've taken something from you. But no amount of anger towards them. Or wishing them ill is going to actually bring you any peace. It's not going to but if you let go of them, you see me ALLAH forgive them, but Allah you compensate me you'll feel a lot a lot better. So you don't have to forgive but if you can in Shaolin you can ask Allah help me help me to accept it helped me to forgive and compensate you
will feel a lot better inshallah me along and make it so.
No, no. Yeah, no, I know him but he's hurt so I'm just gonna
sight sight shall but not now. I'll do it later. But you can tell I don't want to keep you here but I can love him. I know it's late. zoning law hairless panic alarm shadow.