Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
This lecture discusses the meaning of tawakkul (reliance and trust in Allah)and its connection to iman (faith). It also recommends ways we can strengthen our tawakkul on Allah through better reading of the Quran and contemplation of the stories in the Quran and Sunnah.
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah wasabi was seldom Ubud lama sidhwani Akari
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by anybody knows what we're talking about. Okay, so, so we're talking about our Quran, Allah subhana wa Taala. Right? terracotta and online how to build trust in Allah subhanaw taala in our lives, how do we trust a lot more? Get it? So the work that I'm going to explain shallow to what cool is but basically for now, it's how do you trust Allah and increase that trust and actualize that trust in your life? That's what we want to talk about inshallah. Tonight.
And to start us off, I want to ask you a question. Just to get our heads around the idea of what telecoil is, do what could listless translate the word called as reliance? Double colon lysergic. tawakkol is reliance. And maybe if you've heard some of the terms like Joaquin, right? Or what Cal or what, Kelly, you'll understand what tawakkol is, but if not, don't worry about it. Now, let me ask you this question. Suppose that you want to do something, but you cannot do it yourself. So you're going to ask someone to help you write? What qualities are you going to look for in that person? Because you're going to choose, you have all the people on this earth to choose from? What
qualities Will you look for in that person? So that this or these qualities will tell you, this is the person that you should ask? And I'm not expecting an answer from you, I just want you to think about it just for a few seconds. Because if you think about it, inshallah, later, it'll be easier for you to remember it. Just think about it a little bit. You know, actually, the picture yourself, you know, your car breaks down, you know, you need help in school, you need help finding a job, whatever it is, who are you going to ask?
So what qualities should they have? So, I'm going to suggest Sharla tonight, that they should have four qualities, that's what you will usually and typically look for one, the first quality is knowledge, they must know how to help you.
So if a person doesn't know how to help you, would you ask them?
No, right, it'd be just sort of ridiculous, really defeats the purpose, you know, help me it will tell, I don't know how to help you, I don't nothing about this. So they must have the know how. So first one.
The second thing is that they must have the power or ability to help you
just different. So, a person, for instance, might know how to help you but not have the power, the physical power, the physical ability to help you could be somewhere else, or physically unable to help you with that particular task. So I know how, but I just cannot. Or there are other restrictions, right? That would stop them right? There is somebody above them that restricts his movements, restricts you know, what he can do or say. So he says, I know, but I just simply cannot. So knowledge, power. The third thing also is that you need to trust them.
Okay, and trust plays an important role here in that selection. So suppose you know that something breaks down something that he owned, breaks down, and you know, someone who can fix it, but you know, that you say to yourself, you know what, I don't, I can't really trust them, I know that they are experts in that particular area. But I don't know really, that they have my best interest at heart. I don't know if they will really fix it or fix it right? Maybe they will fix part of it. So they can break down later on. And then I come back to them, and they will fix it again, and so on and so on. So because I don't trust them, I'm not going to ask them.
And the last thing is that they have to be willing to help you.
So they can know how to help you. They have the power to help you. You can trust them. But if they don't want to help you, you will not ask them you know already. I can't reach that person, even if I go and reach them. A king and Prince a president Prime Minister, I know for sure they can help me, but they're not interested. Why would they listen to me? Why would they listen to my problems and then you will not ask them. So these are the four qualities, right? So what are they again? Let's see if you remember them.
You have knowledge wonderful next, but is it trust, power to help you and be willing to help you? So all of these are complete in Allah subhanho wa Taala all of them are completed Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So Allah has perfect knowledge. Unlike Allah
knowledge, knowledge is perfect, right? He knows the past. He knows the present in all of its details and he knows the future. That's why when you want to rely on someone, the one of the names of Allah is Allah key, which is related to our topic. Now what good and Allah is described in the Quran near Milwaukee in the best of the best have ones that you can rely on the best of ones that you can trust and why? Let's take knowledge. First of all, Allah subhanho wa Taala when you ask him, you will guide you based on his perfect knowledge. I don't have a perfect knowledge I can guide you to what I best think is at that moment, but I don't know the entire circumstances. I don't know
about the future I can guide you or help you with something that will harm you. Not my intent. But that's the outcome with a loss of habitat is not the same. Allah knows what is best knows the consequences. Power or less power is complete and perfect. Nothing stands in his way. So he can assist you.
The third thing is trust in Allah soprano what data is complete? Any human even if you love that human being right? There's always like a fraction of Can I trust them? Would they turn on me? Maybe a possibility is they're human beings, right? We change. But now with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right, who is the Most Merciful Who is the most wise?
Who's the most kind so then you know that when you trust Allah subhanaw taala trusting someone will never disappoint you. Right? And that's never disappoint you. And the last thing is, is Allah willing to help?
Yeah, and more than any other human being on this earth. In fact, as we will see, Allah subhana wa Taala makes it in one area a condition an email, while alive at the Waterloo incubator control more money. That is if you have a man, then put your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala and rely on him. It says if it's a condition, that if you do not have this amount, then you won't trust him. But if you have enough, then you must trust him. And it is Allah subhana wa Taala who has asked me and I will give you and don't ask anybody else asked me that a lot. It wants you. He's pushing you to rely on him and to ask him subhanho wa Taala different than human beings right? Because human beings have a
limited capacity after which they get bored. They get tired, they get set up, I can't continue helping you. Right? This is my limit. I can't do any more. None with Allah subhanho wa Taala The more that you ask him, the more that he loves it and the more that he will assist you. Do you see the difference here between human beings on the last panel with Allah? That is why Allah subhana wa Taala is called near Milwaukee in the best of workI the best of ones that you can trust unreliable.
tawakkol Allah subhanho wa Taala as some of the ultimate said, is half of email, half of email
and I want you here to you know, pay attention to Surat Al Fatiha Surat Al Fatiha the some of the automa have said that the entire Quran the message of the entire Quran, all of it, all of it, everything that the Quran talks about is summarized in Surah. What is summarized in sort of two factor everything that the Quran talks about, like the fact he has an opening right everything that comes after Al Fatiha is a detail for what you will find in a strata
and then the entire message of Surah Al Fatiha is summarized and condensed in the
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for can translate that.
Yes. So yeah, can we do this is a better this is worship. So it is you Allah alone that we worship? That's the translation of it. It's not simply it is you Allah that we worship, it's you alone Allah that we worship.
And it is you Allah alone that we seek assistance from seeking assistance is to
seek in assistance is the worker. So here you are saying Yeah, Allah, this religion is I will worship you alone and no one else. That's half agreement. And yeah, Allah in worshiping you and trying to worship you and in all of my affairs, I will seek assistance from you and no one else and that is the religion of Islam.
That is the religion of Islam.
All right. So that is why our call is half of a man.
And that's why our call is a foundation in a man itself. And what is that talk called built on? It's built on knowing Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Knowing Allah subhana wa to Allah in detail.
Remember when I asked you in the beginning and I said, whom would you trust? Or whom would you ask for help? And I said, he has to have this quality, this quality data for qualities, right? Well, you have to know the person knowing very well right to ask him, for you to know that he has these four qualities or she has these four qualities. And it is the same with Allah subhanho wa Taala you will only trust in Allah you will only rely on Allah when you know Allah and you fully know Allah subhana wa tada
and how do you know Allah?
You know, Allah through the Quran, his names and attributes that are in it, you know, Allah subhana wa tada through the stories that Allah had put in the Koran, and also in the Sunnah of the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is how you know a lot. And I hear this is like a rule the more that you know, Allah, the more that you will trust him and rely on him. And the less that you know, the less that you will trust and rely on him. This is the rule.
And let us here pause for a story. Write a story about so that we can understand it a little bit more, and it's not really theoretical.
We go to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And this is after the Battle of remember the Battle of this is the second major battle. And what happened to the Muslims during the Battle of war. How did they when they did last right? And why did they lose? Just the sentence? Why did they lose?
By they disobeyed the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he directed them to do something and they didn't do it.
What we should know also is that the very next day, there's also another it's not a battle right in the expedition, let's call it so it's called the festival to hombre innocent
at that point, right? The very next day, Allah subhanho wa Taala commands the Prophet and the believers with him go after the non believers
go after them. And that it was very difficult for them to do. Now why did he say go after them? Why was it difficult? Because they've lost people in the battle. people were killed people that are close to them. And they themselves were injured the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he himself was injured. So they were not ready. They were tired by
and they were it was still that that pressure, that shock of what happened to them was still there. And instead of saying go back, and nurse your wounds, and relax and think about what happened probably Allah subhanaw taala said No, you go after them. Why go after them? Because the mannequins are kurush when they withdrew, right, they were thinking after the battle, and they basically won but it was not a complete victory. They were thinking about let's go back to Medina and finish them off. Let's end the Muslims. So they are entertaining that idea. So Allah who is saying them, No, do not stay where you are to the Muslims, you go and pursue them. You go after them. Don't let them
come after you. So the Qureshi was hesitant about it. Abu Sufyan was the leader was hesitant about it, should he do it? Sure enough, so the idea was there. So the Muslims with their wounds and you know, the directions from Allah was only the people who came out for a herd of join in that expedition. Only them no reinforcements, these people, right with your injury, right with your injured animal walking on foot, it's you who have to go so they go after them. Now Quraysh gets a news that the Muslims are heading in their direction. Right.
And Abu sufian he meets one person who's you know, in a merchant or something like that, and he tells them when you reach the Muslims, try to scare them and tell them that we have collected a large number of forces here, a lot of people are collected and we're gonna go and attack them. Tell them that scare them. So they will stop Sabu soufiane wasn't you know, keen on actually confronting the Muslims he didn't want to fight, wanted to go back.
So that person when he came to the Muslims, he told them and the Quran document this. Okay. He says,
I live in a corner lamona so in the nurse aka Gemma Ola confer showhome fuzzer, the homie Manoj wacol, who has won a La Jolla, Milwaukee.
The people these are the Muslims who the people told him that person
Him, be afraid of the people who the kurush because they collected their forces and they're coming after you.
And it is here that Allah subhana wa tada says that when they received that news, it increased their email.
It increased their email, and what did they say? Allah is sufficient for us. And he is the best of what he's
the name that was prescribed right? The best of people to rely on. Why was why did that news, increase them in email?
That's the question that we should ask ourselves, you receive news from someone, someone is going to kill you. Someone is going to attack you. We have these great forces. How did that us increase them in a man? They say they increase them in a man because they decided that despite their news, they're gonna stand their ground and they will listen to Allah and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, no matter what the consequences were, as long as this was their command, even a great number of forces were coming their way. They were going to stand their ground, and they're going to defend.
And because they reacted in that way, and they put their trust in what
Allah not in their numbers.
Right, not in their numbers. And they did not pay attention to the number of the enemies, the sofa, suppose the number of the enemy, they didn't pay attention to that. But they said our trust is going to be here with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Not with ourselves or
in fear of that enemy. In fact, in another battle, the Battle of her name with the Muslims, right.
You know, maybe for you know, the first time some of them were feeling that now we have enough forces because throughout the Prophet's life, and even afterwards, always Muslims when they fought in these battles, they were outnumbered three to one, four to one or more.
So at that battle, the Battle of grenades the Muslims, they said,
we're not going to be defeated today because we are few. They were defeated in the beginning. On a lot of documents that way, almost Romanian is algebra kassala to confirm toniann camino La Jolla, on the barrel of her name, when you admired here, see the difference between tawakkol and the opposite?
You admired your numbers.
So what was the trust there?
The number, right, and how equipped we are and how many people have joined us. And our enemy is not as numerous as we are. So this is where the trust was. The enemy surprised them. A lot of people fled. A lot of the Muslims fled when the enemy surprised them.
Only when they regrouped a number of them, not all of them a number of them regrouped, could they go and they defeated only defeated the enemy. But it had to be what to hold back to imagine and trust and reliance on Allah subhana wa Tada.
So go back to hembrow said they were weak, they were injured, they were outnumbered but they said, We will trust Allah will put our trust in Him not in anything else. Then Allah says what from color bobigny Amity mean Allah He will fugly let me obsessed from su whatever, only one a lot. So as a consequence of that they came back safe,
no harm touch them. And he actually had gained through our last panel data, some study, you know, they encountered some, they were in a market and they sold and they bought so actually they gained not only were they safe, but they gained monetary gains because of that. So he says this is the consequence of putting one's trust in Allah subhana wa Tada. Best says, He says that word which is a very valuable word I want you to remember has been Allahu in Milwaukee. Allah is sufficient for us is enough for us. And he's the best one to rely on. He said, Ibrahim said that when he was thrown in the fire, and hammered a lot he was seldom said it when the people told him that they have gathered
forces to defeat you and Kelly.
This is a time when at a time where you will despair of anyone else. Even if your own power of your own mind of your own, you know, intelligence. And the only thing that you would have to trust in is the force outside of you.
Because you've done everything that you can
go to Ibrahim alayhis salam, Ibrahim and he sent him calls the people to Islam tells them about OIC and critiques. Right? The idols that they were worshipping.
His own father turns against him. This owns him.
Don't talk to me.
That's difficult. He was alone, right? He was alone. So his own father turns against him. Don't talk to me about this
and the people gather You know, this
right they gather this you know, the Kindle this huge fire, and they throw Ibrahim in so what does he have at that moment except a lot
there's no other person around except Allah subhanho wa Taala to help him. That is when he says, meaning of husband alone mm leukemia Ania Allah, you alone can save me. I can only trust you at this moment you alone can assist me.
And you can save me and you know the consequence what happened to him when he was thrown in the fire?
It was called down right so he wasn't harmed. And the same thing happened with how much of the law you earn, he was selling them and the companions when they said that we're going to put our trust in Allah Subhana Allah not ourselves
into our code right, we said to what could is half of Eman, right number that he can do, he can stay you said this is half.
So even though claim says you know people when it comes to worship and to what good are four categories. There are people who worship Allah and seek Allah's assistance in what he loves. So they accomplish both of them worship a lot and seek assistance from him.
He says there are people who don't worship a lot don't do what anchors Allah and they don't seek assistance from him. So they have are deprived of two of these things. Then there are those who do what Allah loves. But they don't seek assistance from him or not as much.
And then those who do what Allah hates and they seek assistance from him.
Should we explain?
Yeah, okay. Okay. I just wanted to see if there's a reaction or you're gonna say I just go on.
Okay. So a person who worships Allah does what Allah loves and seeks assistance from him. And this is the best person and it's our code Allah subhana wa Tada. The best type of the worker is to work good in what Allah subhana wa tada loves. Meaning, this is what the prophets of Allah used to do. They used to stand for Dawa by, argue with their people, invite them to Islam. And then when they do all of that, they do that through our through relying on Allah subhana wa Taala, even though you do everything that you can to help you take the ASVAB you know what the ASVAB is the means to reach your goal, but you don't trust in the s bap itself. So they put their trust in Allah subhana wa
You want to take an example? How much did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam try with his uncle Abu Talib to accept Islam?
Do you accept
did not accept
yet you would have an Arabian a bedwin would come far away. No relationship with the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he says what is this Islam? And he tells them he accepts Islam on the spot, right? And then he goes back to his people. So his own family, his uncle, he couldn't save. And yet a bedwin coming from a faraway tribe, whoever he may not see for years afterwards accepted Islam.
So this is seeking assistance from Allah subhanaw taala knowing it is not by own power that things happen. Not because you plan you should plan not to because you plan not because you're skilled. You should have skills, not because you are intelligent. Of course try to develop your your intelligence and become smarter and smarter but it's not because these things that Allah subhana wa Taala decides that things will happen if he decides it, because Allah subhana wa Taala wants particular things to happen. So you realize, I have no power, Allah subhana wa tada decides. So I will consider all the means but at the same time, my trust is not in the means my trust is with Allah subhana wa Tada. So
you do what Allah loves, and you seek assistance from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So here I want to remind myself and you that if you're doing something like that, which is working for the masjid, calling people to it for Islam, advising people, right,
trying to spread Islam in whatever way trying to earn Hillel, and all of these things. Know that you should put your trust and tawakkol in Allah subhanho wa Taala not primarily your efforts, because it's not your efforts that are ultimately that bring a fruit. It's what Allah wants.
Of course, the opposite of that are those who don't believe in Allah don't worship Allah don't seek assistance from him. So this is clear.
The people who do what Allah loves but they fail to seek assistance from him.
are sort of we described that a little bit. They are maybe calling people to Allah subhanho wa Taala they are trying to pursue halaal trying to stay away from heroin. So they're doing that part of Iraq and Abu but when it comes to air canister, it is not for it
Not there, they still put a lot of their trust in what they do themselves.
Unless in Allah subhanho wa Taala and these people will be less successful than the first people who do what Allah loves and they rely on him completely.
And that is one of the difference. One of the differences between
the later generations and the earlier generations of Islam especially the prophets a lot earlier was cinnamon the companions around him because their quest was full in Allah subhanho wa Taala right. The people who come after they may try to do what is good, but the fail to pay attention that Allah needs to be part of the equation you should know that we have no power except the power that comes with Allah subhanho wa Taala
you know, as the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
Western Union for OBC nemean for okay niboshi and pocketable Hola Hola.
Hola Hola lake. So know that if the entire population of this earth all of them need to bring a benefit your way they will not be able to do so. Except if Allah has written that for you.
And if they have all united so that they will harm you they will not be able to bring harm your way unless Allah has written that for you. Do you realize the difference that will make if a person truly believes in that
really in one of the miracles let's say of new Halle history and also Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam is that
new Halle Sampson where homing can a couple rally camino de okay he says something to them
to the effect of
if all of my preaching everything that I'm telling to you, okay, is great in your eyes and you don't want to accept the federal America musharaka consumer Yakubu comala Come Home
there is a few are sort of irritated but what I'm doing, I'm going to give you an option and only a person trust Allah will say this, he's speaking to his people.
He says all of you gather all of you and plot against me
and execute your plot.
And don't postpone me or don't delay it, do it immediately.
Like for instance, you know, if everybody here you know, let's take somebody which tuning and he orders, okay. Okay, so Ali, so Ali Here comes here to everybody here in the masjid. Let's suppose there are 50 more people here and he says, You know what? I'll take all of you.
What do you do?
Now, right? No sane person will ever do this. I'll take over he wasn't speaking to 50 people is speaking to more and people who are very angry with him. Yeah, very angry with him. They may want to kill him. And he is saying you know what, if you are angry with me, try to finish me try to kill me.
The fact that they failed to do so is a miracle from Allah subhana wa tada and it's a demonstration that when you have to walk or Allah stands with you, that the plots, right? The
plants, plans of the people around you who are against the loss of piano with data will fail.
And the same thing happened with hammer to lolly you alley, we sell them we may not realize this, but he was for the most part almost alone in Mecca. And they did want to kill him. And they work extremely irritated with him. And in a sense, he was sort of an easy target, he can come to his home and you can kill him. Right? You can come and kill him You can assassinate him, what stops them.
And then they try to do that.
And the night of digital
Remember, the night of digital when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was commanded here, you will need to migrate. This is another example of the workload on Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And these stories, by the way, and I said we know Allah subhana wa Taala through his names and attributes. Maybe I'll explain this a little bit. We also know him and I said through stories that we find in the Quran, right? through stories that we find interesting. Now why are stories important?
Because they are the application
of how people trusted Allah subhanho wa Taala and the consequence, they are the actualization of torture
and the consequence
that's why they are employed
And a lot of time, it's easier to remember stories and it's easier to relate to them than sometimes the abstract theory.
That's why stories are important. So let's talk about here the story of the Prophet Solomon, Solomon, he wanted to migrate.
Now, typically, before migration before the commands come Think about this.
Who is the VIP in Mecca among the Muslims?
If you think about the very important person, the very, very Prophet Mohammed solution, right? So if you think about it, now we're going to be going to start migrating, if typically, right, rationally, logically, who you want to say first,
profit, right? Second, first, send them to Medina first, so he could be safe, then later, the rest of us will come. The command of Allah subhanaw taala didn't come this way. Because everything happened by Allah's command, it didn't come this way. It was the reverse of it.
Let the Muslims leave. You stay behind.
Right. So we started leaving, started leaving. And the number of Muslims in Mecca was decreasing by the day.
Until who is left?
profits all your salon Rebecca nanny.
So if your idea is that I'm going to save the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And I need as many Muslims around to save him. That doesn't make sense.
Especially that if you know he's the Prophet, if you kill him, if you managed to kill him, you and Islam, there's no other Islam afterwards.
But that wasn't the case. Then only the commands to to him. So law he sent him to migrate comes. And then the disbelievers at that moment or at that time, they decided that we're going to assassinate him so long he was so he is in his house, and they surrounded and they had their swords with them. And they're waiting for him to come out so that they could kill him.
You want to see to what called on the last panel what dad and trust in Him. Ask yourself, would you take a step outside of that house?
ask yourself now, if you want to test your tawakkol your trust in Allah Subhana Allah is saying to you, I'll save you.
I'll save you. No,
no, but I'm saying that Yeah, but Allah subhanaw taala is making us a lot of promises in the Quran. Right? That's what I really that to a lot of the promises that Allah Subhana Allah has given us in the Quran
would you take a step outside and you can see like you come through the window and see other 1015 I don't know how many of them. Each one has a sword just step up.
Exactly. So you must have unshakable trust in Allah subhanaw taala that I know that when I step outside, nothing will happen to me.
Nothing will happen to me. That's why when he goes outside, and he recites agenda, I mean being a DM said, don't help him said that they couldn't see him.
They couldn't see him at all. He was concerned he was invisible.
And he took sound right from the ground and he put it on their heads. Right? And he walked away. And then a person came from outside the group a person came to inquire, he says, What are you guys doing?
And they said, we're waiting for one that's already sitting in the waiting for him. He said, You know, it did the effect of it. I don't know if he used that word, but in a sense, you know, you idiots right? He just left and he put sand on your hands. It's like adding insult to injury right? He put sand on your head. They said no. Impossible. No. And they waited, waited not even I thought it was a little slipping inside. When they discovered it was too late. So they had to pursue him. They had to run after him. And they send parties after him. Right. And you know the story when he was in the cave
for so long, right? And then Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu was with the Prophet right. And it's a small area, right? And they can very closely we're standing out just outside the cave.
And Rebecca told on a sort of law, it wasn't so much worried about himself, but he was worried about the man that he has with him who carries the message of Islam. So he says, Yeah, rasulillah if they would just look down at us. This is how close the Guardian will lay on you. So what stands between us and them? Now here you see the ASVAB the means analyst protection.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam if you read the Sierra, the Hydra, he did everything that he can to escape them. He hired a guide.
The children of Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu would erase the traces so nobody could follow them. They would feed them in secret they would spy on the people of Mecca, bring the news to them. Everything without
All of that they came that close to him still allottee while he was telling them, here is where you see a loss protection, here is where you are saying, okay, you're intelligent, right and your skill dried and all of this and you're, you know, marvelous human being, but it only takes you up to here.
And you need me to continue.
You need me to reach that end. You can't do it on your own. And you cannot do it with anybody else's help you need me to take you over there.
Like in one of the battles and this is you know, also beautiful like in in one of the battles with the province, it seldom takes sand in his hand. And he throws a nice shot and he throws it like this, right? It says every non believing person right got sand in his eyes.
And for that Allah says, beautiful warm out on a drama interlocking a lot on that when you threw he didn't throw a lot through it.
Right? So here, notice the combination, because you need the combination. A lot still told him take the stand and throw it. He didn't say it's just going to be a sandstorm that is going to go in their faces, right? You still need to take it. Throw it this is the effort, the human effort, you need to do the human effort. Say to yourself, why should I do this? Allah can't do this. Without me, says no, this is how a lot built this world. You have to do things right? You have to go and earn money, right? You have to if you want results, you have to do something to get these results. It's not going to rain, golden silver, as we used to say on you. It's not going to rain like that. You have
to go in order and but
what will help you reach that target is not your own effort. It's not your own muscle. That's why a lot of that center was hand in the hand of the prophets all you send them when it left his hand. He took it to every I have a disbeliever Who was there?
That's how it works.
In the hedger also as well, right. They escaped from non believer I'm sorry. What did
the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam say the Oberlin told them they're gonna just look at us down here and they will find us. He says that
in the la hermana
Do not be sad. Allah is with us.
Don't be sad a lie and you don't worry.
A lot is with us. Don't be sad. Allah is with us.
One of the things that this teaches you is that if you truly have to work well in Allah and you believe that Allah is with you, because you're with Allah.
Allah is with you not just because you wish it is a difference. You are Allah is with you because you are with Allah.
Then you will not be sad.
And you will not worry. Because he said Don't be settled was with us.
So one way if you want to take forward what is a cure for sadness or medicine for sadness,
or medicine for worry and anxiety? What is it?
For you to be?
Come on? Wake up. Okay. What is this medicine for sadness and anxiety? That has an inala hermana What is it?
Do not be sad. lies with us.
Right? And that's it.
And then to continue that Hadith of the hedgehog, right. When seracote nomadic he is the sort of the
bounty hunter, right? There's there was a bounty on the heads of the Prophet Ali's filament, blue book. And when he saw them, and he was close, and he was on his horse, he says whenever I wanted to get close to them to capture them, the lights of the horse would sink in the sand.
So again, here again, they did everything to escape. Yet someone was able to trace them sarafa and about to catch them.
And a worker says you're a surah Allah tala there, they're after us. They're about to catch us.
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That was enough. For him sal Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam that was enough and that was enough for Abu Bakr. radi Allahu anhu to hear that from his beloved Allahu Allah, you are Eleison that's why the legs of the horse sank.
Since Soraka, said okay he got up, tried again sank again.
A third time sanko third time he took his last scan, they are have had lots of catalogs Should I do not do do not do? Is that would cost a lot one time, don't do it two times, don't do it three times don't do it. He said he gave him
I won't pursue them. He's just, you know, he waved to them. He comes in peace. He went to them, he talked to them. And he said, I'm not going to harm you. He said, If you're going to go back, just send other people away. If they follow our trace, just send them away, send them in the wrong direction. So he went back and he said, No, they're not here. This is other people, a trace of other people. So they said in the beginning of the day, he was pursuing them pursuing the profitable burger, the end of the day he was defending them.
How can you have that if you don't have Allah subhana wa tada with you?
And how we can have that if you don't have to work within Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right. Like there's a story here about your pain about trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And the story is there was this man, very pious man who used to receive sort of like a salary and income cinema receive a salary from beta now the Muslim Treasury.
Okay, so Muslim Treasury by to Matt, he would receive salary from it. So he said, when he comes out from beta man, he would donate the entire salary 60 dinars.
When he goes back home. He puts His head on his pillow and sleeps in the morning. He finds 60 dinars under
He finds 60 dinars under every time he donates it, goes back to sleep, finds it there, where does it come from?
his cousin for that? So he also took in all his salary from beta Nile and he donated that went to his home slept, nothing under the pillow.
so you went back to complete them? He said the difference between you and you I did it, trusting Allah subhana wa Taala. You did it as an experiment.
You did it to see if it works or not. The first person he said I wasn't doing it like that he was given to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Knowing well, that what is going to happen, Allah will give him something in return, it doesn't have to be Yanni I don't want you to take this story literally. Meaning that I'm going to find a person in sha Allah tonight I'm going to give $10 I'm going to go and under my pillow, you're going to find $10 and if you don't find it, you say the story is fake. It doesn't work. I tried it. It's not It's not supposed to work like that. It's supposed to work like what I put my trust in Allah subhana wa to Allah and Allah will compensate me. It could be with
dollars under your pillow could be with dollars, but you know, from a work or a job that you will find could be something else, but that Allah will compensate me. So there is a difference here between someone who does it to test Allah and someone who doesn't believe in Allah subhanho wa that
the one who does it, trusting and Allah subhana wa Taala completely Allah will suffice and that his alone will be enough for him. Allah will give him what he needs. Do we have an example we have an example these are the birds you know the Hadith of the birds. No wonder cologne Allah, Cooley, Moroccan
He says, if you are but to trust Allah, have the word called on Allah as he deserves. He will sustain you and provide for you as he sustains and provides for the birds. They fly out in the morning hungry. They fly back at the end of the day for
this is the complete debacle that he's allowed to film is talking about if you were just do this,
if you would just trust a lot that much. Now, again, let's visit here and they'll come back to the heavy visit here the idea of us bad and typically,
that's probably the means and tawakkol is reliance on Allah subhana wa jal and there is no contradiction. There are extremes. One extreme is what one extreme is that you know what I will just trust in Allah subhana wa tada and I'll sit in my home and chill, everything is going to be fine.
And I'm not going to do anything. Work. No, call people to Islam. Allah will guide everybody. Okay? should i do? No, I'm not going to do anything. That's not trusting Allah.
Without taking the means without doing what you're supposed to do. You're not that's not trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. You take that from the example of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Why? He didn't just say because I'm the Prophet.
devala everybody is going to just believe me just because it's illegible, he went, and he talked to people. And he exposed the fallacies of their arguments. And he kept arguing with them arguing with them until they accepted Islam. When he went out to battle, he put an armor on, he didn't say Allah will protect and that is it, he put an arm around, right? He told people, it is better for you to go on work rather than you go and beg and ask people for money. This is what you're supposed to do the means. So this is an extreme extreme, I will trust in Allah. But we will not do anything,
not take any of the ASVAB the other extreme, they'll all rely on the ASVAB on the means on the physical means and not care whether Allah subhanaw taala is part of the equation or not. I'll just trust in myself.
And one of the things here that would make the actualization the implementation of tawakkol a little bit more difficult nowadays, is that you do live in a material modern culture, the popular culture is very material. It doesn't have that spiritual side to it. So everything to it is mechanical.
alami everything in it everything that is determined in society is really mechanical, there is no that divine sight to it. So the economy, how do you improve the economy? How do you take care of it? It's all very mechanical, you take care of A, B, C and D then you'll have a better economy, how do you have a better society very mechanical, how do you have better politics very mechanical right? You know, you do this for the voters, you do this for the government, etc, etc, etc. Yeah, yes, you have to take care of that. But there is no divine side, there is no spiritual side. There is no that sense of Baraka in what Baraka is blessing. Baraka, right? The idea that Allah subhana wa attallah
is involved in everything that we do guides it, blesses it.
You think that when you give to people $10,000 here's 10,000, and here's 10,000. And if Allah did not put Baraka with the fruit, but put Baraka in the second you think that they will spend it on they will last the same?
See, if our you know, thinking is mechanical is physical, right? Is material, you say? Yes, I mean, depending on their habits of how they spent investment, cetera, etcetera, etcetera, yeah, then we can judge, but that missing element is the element. Whereas someone can say no, if Allah subhana wa tada blesses that money will last longer. And if he takes blessing away from that money, it will not last.
The same thing with the economy, how do you improve the economy is not just simply a matter of mechanics. How do you prove politics is not just simply a matter of mechanics. So that's why I want you here to realize that you are living in a time that is very material. So when you want to actualize tubbercurry, say, Allah subhanaw taala is involved, you could be mocked, or people could meet you that some cynicism you believe in, you know, an invisible force that influences everything that you're doing, you know, what evidence do you have of it, etc, etc. It's a fantasy, but to people who believe in Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah, that's not a fantasy, Allah is involved, and
part of everything that you do. So relying on your means or on the ASVAB, or the physical means only excludes a lot. That's an extreme. The middle ground is for you to do both. That's why he says the birds fly by the seat don't come to them, the birds fly, but who sustains them after that effort? who provides for them who gives them that food? Allah is the one who guides them to it Allah is the one who puts them there. Allah is the one who allows them to take it in digested benefit from Allah is the one who guides them back. So yes, there's effort on my part, but it's not enough is never is sufficient.
So if you want Allah subhana wa Taala to give you that key failure in the Quran says, at least Allahu be caffiene of the holy holy foreigner COVID-19 I mean, DNA, isn't Allah subhanho wa Taala enough for his slave.
Right? Where was your intelligence and know how and skill when you were an infant?
When you were in your mother's womb, what was it? Were you taking care of yourself?
Someone else was taking care of you. Even your mother right? She doesn't understand how to feed you at that moment. It's just happening right without any you know, human interference direction. Just happening Allah subhanho wa Taala is making itself
so now when you come out of the womb and then you have power, then you trust Allah subhanho wa Taala less and you say who's going to sustain me and provide for me?
We're going to get you know money from
right. That becomes then an issue that becomes a challenge.
Now when you have the power you doubt Allah, when you're when you are your weakest. A lot took care of you.
When you have no power a lot took care of you. So you should trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala more, not less. The problem what happens with us is that we now move more of our trust into our own being. Not in Allah subhana wa Tada.
And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala sometimes frustrates you.
That's medicine. Why does it frustrate you he doesn't want to upset you. It's not like Allah subhanaw taala penalize the highest, you know, and most merciful and why is this? doesn't you know, take pleasure in making you sad.
Right? the you know, the ancient Greeks, right? They were thinking that Allah was toying with humanity, killing this person, you know, making this person so they were just playing with humanity. That's the ancient Greeks with their gods. But we know better. We know that Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't need this. But why does he frustrate your actions sometimes to tell you that you can just really trust in fact, here now working
plants so hard for this, I studied so hard for that I worked so hard for this working.
So what happens when it's not working? What do you know?
Give me an answer. What do you know when it's not working?
Yeah, you got to change something, you change it to stop working?
of course, you can praise the car. Right? And it's the car basically is asking guidance from Allah subhanaw taala. But Allah is telling you now Do you realize how weak you are?
Right? Do you realize how weak you are?
In an internal dialogue, what I was done, I lost this
human goes beyond the bounds when he thinks that he's sufficient.
I have the power. I can do everything that I want. Right? I have the money. Okay, that's to Leann. Right, that's going beyond the bounds.
That's claiming to have or to know everything. Then of Allah subhanaw taala wants to guide you, he frustrates you to know the limits of who you are, and what you can do.
And then when you realize your own actual limitations, your own space, but then you go then and seek Allah's assistance.
So you will have only our core when you realize two things, in fact, a lot of power and your own weakness
allows power and your own weakness. Right. That's why we say one of the treasures from Paradise. Is that Hola, wala. quwata illa? billah
Hola, La quwata illa? Do you know what that means?
You'd have an idea of what that means. There's no
yeah, there is no power.
Except with Allah subhanho wa Taala no power to do what Allah loves no power, just stay away from what Allah hates. Except with Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's the essence of he can stay. It is you alone that we seek assistance from
and why was it a treasure from the treasures of Paradise is because you are admitting here that Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, I have no power, all of it comes from you. So helped me.
And Allah loves that. I want you to remember this. Allah loves that Allah loves for you to humble yourself. In front of him admit your own weakness and his sovereignty over you. Allah loves that. And when you do that, Allah will assist you.
That's why this is an advice. If you're doing something, and it's hard.
Use that. However, and quwata illa you're trying to do something, and it's hard for you to do it. Say Hola Hola. Keep saying the whoa La La quwata in Ibiza, however, La quwata illa De La La La quwata illa.
So that all I can give you assistance.
In fact, you know, him says something he says if the believer
was commanded by a lot to move a mountain.
So it's a command from Allah. And he has trust in Him He will move that mountain.
I mean with bare hands, right? No technology. He says if it weren't the case, it's not the case. Right? That Allah had asked us to move mountains. It's not. So we shouldn't go and try to move mountains with our hands we can. But he's saying that if we suppose that this was the case.
And Allah wants that from you. So this is a last thing do it.
And you have complete trust in him.
Go ahead and move the mountain it will move.
How high that's the thing. That's the trust, that's the certainty that you will have in Allah subhanho wa Taala.
That's what it's gonna do
a common connection or Sadhguru? Nearly with me, I think.
Right? I don't want to talk a lot about battle and all of that. But it's just it comes in that context, right? So don't misunderstand what I'm saying. But I'm saying that Allah is saying there. And there are 20 patient among you, they will defeat 200.
I think that
Now, it's not an obligation right on Muslims to do that. But I think it is a possibility that if you have to work around Allah and trust in Him and patients,
your power, your physical power will be multiplied. So much so that 200 of your enemies will not stand in your way.
That's easy, not easy for that to happen. But that's the power of the Muslim that the power of the person who believes in Allah subhana wa darland has to look good on him. Nothing stands in his or her way, as long as they are with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And that's what we want. Well, my dog kill Allah who has bought the one who has reliance on Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah will be enough for him. So think of any scenario that comes to mind.
I want to
you know, rely on Allah subhanaw taala in providing for me,
the how I rely on him and providing for me.
First of all, first of all, no, you have to read the Quran, when I mean there, but it will all be in Allah here is why when you read the Quran, we read about Allah, you read about his names, you have to step back a little bit, and think about it.
And the more that you think about it, the more that it will leave an impact inside. When Allah says there is no living being on this earth, except that its provision comes from Allah.
Meaning that you're provisions is promised to you, what's going to come your way it's going to come your way, step back a little bit and think about that. Every animal on this earth ally is providing for him, or for it. Every human being Allah is providing for it. My provision is written for me, it's not going to run away from me, and I'm not going to run away from it. It's guaranteed
to work right? So there's the physical means we say this needs to be included. But after that, it's guaranteed not guaranteed not because I've done something, that's a condition. That's not enough, guaranteed, because Allah has written that for me. So when you know that something is guaranteed, what do you do?
Stop worrying about it.
You really stop worrying about it.
And there's a difference between us just reading that in the Quran, and then moving to the next idea and actually believing in it.
It's guaranteed it's right, they're not gonna lose it, no matter what happens, I'm not going to lose it. So you calm down, you become patient.
And if it is guaranteed,
you will not be so anxious, after it's so anxious because of it.
That when the opportunity comes between halal and haram, you'll say ultra ultra.
Ultra is what is forbidden.
Because you only choose what is forbidden when you like faith, not completely, but enough faith
in Allah subhanho wa Taala that he will provide for you. If you see color. And it's a tough choice.
It's a tough choice. And a lot of the options that we might be presented with are haram or some, if not a lot, some of them are hard. And some of the harm is easy.
And with some of the harm, you'll make money and some of the harm, you get promoted and some of the harm will be celebrated and some of the harm you feel that your your I've got it right. I have it in this earth, right. This is the dream.
Right? That's the easy way.
And it's on on that way. Right sitting there is the shape one
is the shape one has to do his best to come between you and Allah
and to persuade you not to trust him.
That's why Allah says a shavon We are a Dooku
shaytaan promises you poverty.
So when you're close to the shaytan, you're always worried about being poor.
Not having enough money. What happens to the children after I die? I must leave them enough. This is not enough. cetera, et cetera. What if I lose this?
So I have to know it's Haram, but I have to and everybody's doing
And the justify it and you do it. Right. And that's why because at that moment when we decided to do this, we don't have enough trust in Allah that we choose his way, and we choose to take the halaal that it will be enough for us.
And because again that idea of Baraka is missing from that calculation, because we think that 10,000 is better than 1000. Yeah,
or 10,000 is better than $100. You think, right?
Is that true, seek that so when the idea of Baraka blessing is missing, we'll make that choice of course, 10,000 is better than 100. But when the idea of Baraka is, you know, involved in our decision and then we are close to Allah and we want to trust him, and he Allah, we want to do what is right so I will just trust in you, I'll trust in you, you will give me I'm just going to do what is right.
Then Allah will give you
so Allah will act according to what you're doing.
You say I don't trust in Allah you know the person with no no money under the pillow right? I don't trust you not gonna find it. I trust in Allah subhana wa Tada, I will do what I'm supposed to do, you will find it.
That's the difference.
Remember the birds he will provide for you like he provides for the birds. But the birds have to go and seek and they have to secret talent.
You go and seek what is how long were you not supposed to take? You've ruined the entire sort of the entire arrangement. You've ruined it.
when Omar Abdul Aziz the Kayla's, that woman yet Kayla fright was about to pass away. And he was living you know, a life of poverty was just giving money. Right? He wasn't keeping anything. And they said, he didn't leave anything for your children. After you write no money.
He says, I don't want to leave them. Something. If they are good people allow will provide to them.
If they are good people, Allah will provide for them as they are not good. If not again, they're not going to be good after me. I don't want to give them anything that will help them disobey Allah.
That was his he had that was his opinion at that moment. He's a very pious man, right?
So he said, I'm not leaving them anything. Because if they're good, Allah will give them if they're not good, I don't want to give them anything that will assist them in angering Allah. They said afterwards that he sent someone over saying he said I saw one of his children giving away hundreds of 1000s of dinos. Charity,
if you give away hundreds of 1000s means that you have at least something like that, if not more, so they're going from nothing after their father zero
to having hundreds of 1000s and more. Yeah, and I don't want to hear it you know, to indicate or emphasize that that's what success is having hundreds of 1000s of dollars. That's not what success is. Or that if you trust in Allah that exactly will happen to you. Something else may happen to you in a different way that will be fit you and me suitable for you and your family and whatever. So don't expect when we tell these stories are exactly the same results is going to repeat itself with me. No, but that's an example. You feel trust and Allah you will have your own example.
The persons that and I swear by Allah I saw the children of another Kayla for left to for his children, hundreds of 1000s or even millions. I swear by a lie so I'm begging in the street.
Son of a Kayla fried so two children have to Caleb's but with different outcomes.
And I don't want to say necessarily that that person who is begging the street necessarily you know
it was bad for him. I don't even say that right? Because maybe for him that was the best thing to happen.
not to have any money.
And to learn how to trust Allah subhana wa tada Allah knows best.
But Allah subhana wa Taala will act with you will take you will guide you
to what is suitable for you.
So we'll go back here to the idea of tawakkol on Allah subhanho wa Taala
the person will have the greatest efficiency and protection when he has to work galore. She has to work very well has the greatest guidance when he or she they have to look good and they trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala and truly they will be happiest when you have to work hold on Allah subhanho wa Taala because when you have to work hold on Allah, you'll cast fear away. Everything that is going to happen is going to happen by Allah's permission. So you don't
worry about it. And everything that I have. I have because Allah sent it, she'll be thankful for it. And everything that I don't have who blocked it from coming in my direction? who stopped it?
It's the same answer. Yeah.
Allah subhanaw taala commands We are here with me. So Allah subhanho wa Taala right. So it's all happening by Allah's decision all happening by Allah plan. She will be happiest when you have to work on Allah subhanho wa Taala you will not resent anything you'll be not be angry with anything. If not now it will be later you will say if it's not for me, it's best and you will keep trusting in Allah Subhana Allah
so of course that you know we can keep talking talking about Torah, Quran, Allah subhanaw taala. But what I want you inshallah, to remember, you want to realize tilaka new life, actually bring it into your life, you need to do two things, two main things. The first thing, read the Quran, and the Sunnah of his messengers a lot. He already was setting the focus on Allah's names and attributes and how we connect them to the IRS. When he says that he is attacking wise, sit and think about it, how is he wise.
And think about all the examples of how he was wise, this will inject a lot of emotion in you a lot of trust in Allah, we read that he's merciful stuff. Think about all the ways that he's merciful in the area. In the story, especially there's a story focused on the story, how's the law, merciful wise in the story capable, powerful in that story, step back and think about it. And that will inject a lot of emotion in you,
then, that's not enough. You have to take that to reality. You have to apply it. And now you will have your own story.
Your own story of
how Allah subhanho wa Taala rewards you when you trust them.
You're writing that down, this is your own story. And you have to realize that in reality bring it to reality, it's not enough to say I've learning it, I memorized it, what is typical doesn't work like that a man is not like that, you have to take it to the ground. Because then you will come back and you say, one day, I did this for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And the result amazed me.
And you will have so much email out of that, more so than any other story that person can tell you. Because this happened to you.
And you can share that with other people if you wish. But then you will say I've actually I witnessed
is the result of tawakkol of Allah subhanaw taala. Now no one is telling me that's the higher level of knowledge. No, no one is telling me I saw it. I can testify that there is that either Illallah Muhammad and his life sight when my eyes
so you take it to that level. And then then you go back to the Quran and you learn more about it and bring more women and then you go back to reality and you put more of that and you will see more of it. And you will increase in your token of Allah subhana wa tada and you will learn more, but it has to be both theory and practice. Theory alone doesn't work practice alone is misguided. Theory and Practice combination, we'll have to look over the last panel without interest.
So I think I've taken a lot more than I should, but inshallah, you know,
if you have questions and Shalane whatever remains before, Mohammed Sharla, I'd be happy to answer it.
Or if you'd like to add something
to your story of
my own story of our code, our last panel data, I mean,
the stories of the prophets of all I think are a lot better than any story I can give you.
And we mentioned here the story of a Brahim and he said,
Take the story of almost any Prophet, Prophet zecharia at least right when he was asking Allah subhana wa Taala for a son.
I was making up you know,
you have limited in Kabbalah, Yara Coronavirus, Alia grant me and air.
And the news came to him when he was when he was almost desperate and they are not desperate, but he was almost desperate of it happening because he was an old man and his wife was barren.
So again here gives you how Allah subhanho wa Taala pitches his profits way to the end almost all the way to the end. Right all the way to the end before they are almost a desperate of the answer.
He doesn't push us all the way. He pushes them all the way right because he knows that they can actually withstand that test. That's why we win the game.
angel comes in, he tells him, it's going to happen. He says, How is that supposed to happen? And I'm such an old man and she's barren. And how is this going to happen? It says, Who la Indian, this is easy. This is easy for me to happen. So that's what Allah wants to show them and show us It says when Allah wants it to happen, this is what Couldn't you know B and it happens. B and it happens. unison is Salaam. He's in the belly of the whale, who's can save him in the belly of the whale, right? darkness is among darkness upon darkness. The only thing that he can say to Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Subhana. Allah, Allah, Allah and Glory to you, I've been one of the wrongdoers.
And Allah frees him from that jail. I. So every story of every prophet is just one example of torquil, after another example, after another example. And the law brings us the best of examples of the worker there, we're not going to reach that stage, we're not going to be subjected to that type of test. But some of it, some of it will be there. So you read it, and you live it, you try to put yourself in that place, and how would I react? And what would I do and can I do this thing and May Allah give me the power and you appreciate their sacrifice and what they've done. And then you can digest that story and in always talked about the story of Ibrahim alayhis salaam, being thrown in
the fire that happened with one of the Tabby in one of the followers of the companions of Muhammad Ali, we send them during the time of Musa ma you know, the imposter who came and he claimed that he was a prophet after Prophet Muhammad Ali said, and he was saying, I'm a prophet.
So he brought one life God His name, but he brought that tablet he said, Do you believe in me, says I don't believe in you know, he says, I'm gonna throw in the fire. He said, throw me in the fire. So he threw him in the fire. Like Ibrahim not as fire as great as a blank, but he threw him in the fire. And he was there standing praying in the fire. Right.
And then nothing happened to him. So when they almost received Him, He kissed him on the forehead. And he said that how do they know that Allah had made him this almost someone who's similar
to Ibrahim Elisa?
Now is Brian's miracle is higher, of course, but in this is in the same nature with Brian Madison. Um, so some of that actually capital P. So the stories of Hamilton law you it was sentiment that the prophets of Allah are the best of stories. So yeah, that's what I can say.
No, and maybe that is why, because he was stripped of his clothes when you saw in the fire, and he was thrown in it a lot. I wanted to honor him. By that, that is sort of a reflection of that sacrifice of his. So that's before it may be that he was the first person who will be clothed. And he's set up. Yeah.
I think we understand.
And specifically, one part of that is that our actions should be excellent for the sake of a lot with respect to work. Right. So that is, if we have trust, that any action that we do
is nothing, right? And that it's ultimately in a lot of those things, who who create things gives us results? Why then, would a person try to do the good, the most perfect, good form of action? Right, like would it benefit?
No, no, no, absolutely. Absolutely. So I mean, the question is a very good question. So for instance, excellence in action or a stand in action?
Why would you actually be eager to do anything to perfection? of who you know that it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who would actually let this thing happen or not?
And inshallah there is no contradiction between the two because why do you do things to perfection First of all, is because this is a battle on our part, right? In a law you have to either have to come up now in the Hadith, Allah loves that when one of you does something that he or she perfected, do their best at it. So immediately, you know, this is something that Allah loves,
loves for instance, you know, I'm you know, developing a project, a website, whatever, I will do everything that I can within my ability to make this as good as possible. Right?
So Allah loves that. So on my part, this is a better
when that happens, actually, when you see that this is a bad and the result it really relieves you from a lot of stress.
Because when you design when you put your heart pour your heart in a project and nothing happens out as a result, it destroys you. Right? I've been talking to this person you know, to accept Islam for a year now. I mean, this is frustrating me doesn't want to accept Islam. I've been targeted. I've been you know, trying to get this job for so long. I mean, did everything that I can. Couldn't get it
when trying, you know
To pass this class cannot, everything I studied so hard trying to do this, this this this the best that I can still like fail. So that's why if you just trust in your own self and your own effort, it's incredibly frustrating and destructive. You always doubt yourself, did I do enough? Did I do enough? This person? He's not as good as I am. But he got better results than I did. How's that fair, etc, etc, etc. So when you say no, I will do the best that I can because it's a battle because this is what Allah wants. But the results are with a law not with me,
then you have the right balance, right? And you don't worry about the results anymore, because it's not in your hand. Ultimately, it's out of your hand when you do whatever you do. Now, also, the other thing that I can say to it also that is important is that your effort is not absolutely worthless, it has power in it, but insufficient power. Right. So let me tell you here, for instance, the fire and Ibrahim and the center, there's the fire has the power to burn in itself does the fire have the power to burn?
has the power to burn. Now if you go into detailed Islamic theology, there'll be this and that about it. I don't want to go into it. But the actual accurate opinion, the fire has inner or internal power in a power to burn. But it's not enough.
Allah must allow it to happen from a locket stop.
That's why when you want to cook something you like to fire, right?
It's not It's not that you cannot just put ice and expect the ice to do the same thing. So you need that particular power in the fire at the same time, you know that it is a law that is allowing it to operate. Without a loss of power data will be cold or cool, like the fire over Brahim Edison.
So there is value in what you're doing. Right? That's why you have also to do the best that you can. But the results right and the full effect is not in your hand or is not dependent on you the full result is not on you or with you. So the last panel. So if you think about it this way, that is the law alum is the best balance
between the work good and not good. Right? It's like the stories of people. This is like old stories. For instance, people want to go to Hajj and you go to Hajj, right and it's on foot or you have a camel or a horse probably camels. You have a camel with you. So do you carry food with you? on that trip or not?
You traveling now from Syria, let's say to Mecca.
I don't know how many months that's gonna take Okay, and you're gonna pass by it's not all villages or all cities, you're gonna pass desert, right? Do you carry food with you? Or do you say, I'm just gonna trust Alice Renata
carry food. She says carry food. You said?
Yeah, you carry food with you to the right. Carry food with you and trust Allah subhanaw taala you need to do both. So some people used to do what they said no, we trust Allah completely. I'm not carrying anything with me.
Right? But then they go, they don't have enough food and they beg other people. So they tell them that you're not trusting a light trusting the food that other people have. That's not trusting illustration of that. And that's not the center of the messengers, a lot of your center. He still used to take the means he used to take precautions. And then after that, after he's done everything then trust in Allah subhanaw taala. The opposite of that is what? So I have food. What do I need to trust Allah? subhanaw taala. Right. Then the night bandits come they steal everything that they have, and they leave you without anything?
Yeah, that's what happens.
So there was a story. I mean, I don't I don't think I will tell it right. But I'm a person who was saying, you know, I have
is going to go buy something, right? I'm going to buy like something, buy a cow or something and he has the money. He says, I'm going to go buy a cow and they said, I see inshallah I'm gonna buy the curry. So why the market is there. The money is here. I'll just go there.
So he goes,
you know, he had dropped in the middle of the way. He comes back, where's the cow? They dropped me. They stole all my money.
Then he don't took some more money. He has no money in his pocket is Do you have money? He says I have money in Sharla.
Right. But it's not appropriate to say money in Sharla you have money. But you want to buy Yes, insha Allah, because because there are a million other things that can stop you on your way. Right. So that's why we say trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala does not exclude taking the means and the means should not exclude
Trusting Allah Subhana Allah to Allah you do. But after you do, right after you study, for instance, after you study very well after you go through an interview and do everything that you can to pass that interview, treat it as if you didn't pass that interview didn't do anything for that interview, treat it as if you didn't really study at all, because now it's with Allah subhana wa Tada.
That's how you can combine both of them.
Do you have more questions, or I can stop the recording? And you can ask me a couple of questions.
Tell me to stop.
I don't know if anybody has any question.
No, I have another question. Yeah. Okay. So the other question.
contextualize it, let's say you have a course or a business, but how many times should you attempt something, and you're giving it the best effort? Now? Let's see. Let's say you fail the course. How many times should you attempt to be sick, even What? You put the trust, but it seems that it is not my Nana, my blessing in this now? No, that's a good question. Let's see if you can answer that question. And you're new if you have insight. So the question is that, basically, How many times should you keep trying? So you want to pass the course you want to get a job, you want to get a promotion, something in this life, and you try and you try and you failed once, twice, maybe three
times? When do you stop and say to yourself, that's enough, though. I'm trusting Allah span our data, but maybe this is not for me. What should you try? Yeah.
maybe we should take a step back. Okay.
Prior to even go into the course, we have to take measures prior to that.
Because the focus that allows
us to face the corner, like the way he thought,
along the lines, like this, no.
No, how many eyes in the
This one brother says 6666 is the harmony I
teach us to follow before we do any action. And then we'll make misura. Now, so
now, the question becomes Who do you consult those who have knowledge in that field? Now experts in that field, not necessarily your parents will never became adopted.
Or your you know, your friend will never became adopted, you become an adult that you consult doctors. And then regardless of their fate, you consult them obviously the best as a Muslim, or ever goes to the consultant. And you make sure the Matura been there. And then
when you finish the call, you don't necessarily see a dream rally. You have a feeling in your heart. Let's go see now you're in the middle of the course in the middle of the program.
Who says you can press
and it's still making sure
to save time for yourself. Maybe it is for you, maybe it's not now and
now sokola here, so yeah, basically what he said, You know, I don't have to say a lot after this.
There are two things right that he said, which is the prayer of a Sahara, which is the guidance prayer, you pray seeking guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's basically why that prayer is because you don't know what the answers, you're confused about something you don't know if it's good for you or not. So the essence of salata is taharah is basically saying, Yeah, this is good for me, bring it closer to me and bring me closer to it. And if it's not good for me, take it away from me and take me away from it and put a distance between me in it. So you pray that putting your trust in Allah Subhana Allah that Allah has knowledge and unless power and was guidance, and then also as
he said, guidance, I mean, the concern or consultation or maturity, you ask people around you people have expertise, people that you trust, and then see where Allah is guiding you see where Allah is taking you. Basically, what I would say you would see doors opening and doors closing.
Right? doors opening. So you see that things, some things are easier than other things. That means that allows opening doors for you to go here and closing the door to go there. Right. You know, two job offers, right? This person, you know, out of nowhere calls and he says, you know, sorry, you found someone. This person he says, you know, we're gonna send you a ticket
to come and interview things easier things getting more difficult Same thing with marriage right same thing you know with anything in this life. So when you find that happening and also consult people around you, then you will figure out Oh you know what? Maybe I've been trying with this thing but maybe it is not for me but now allows opening another door for me so you go into that way
and he keeps constantly asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for guidance because ultimately you don't know if this is good for you or not he can only try it can only guess Allah is the one who knows
that's why you know Zack Allah Harris tecarta is really connected to trust in Allah and to acquit on him.
And also in all matters when you're have confused when you're not sure about it in all matters big aren't small,
big and small. deciding that you want to travel
taking family on vacation, let's say you just want to make sure that this is the right time please
like just to record right and there's a delay in getting get us in the habit of asking a lot continuously for support and for guidance, major issues but also smaller issues and more frequently and all matters
Okay, insha Allah, Allah here for attending and inshallah if you do have questions, you know afterwards inshallah I will be here I'll be happy to answer them.
As I come alive for attending and in sha Allah, may Allah benefit us with what we have heard and make us of those who apply the best that we hear and to help us to teach it to others and to grant us you know, we really sincere tawakkol we need it. really sincere trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala and pure trust in Him and ask Allah to help us to continue to build this trust in our lives and to realize sipan the law behind the shadow law