This is Love #20 Love Through Suffering
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Rasul Allah azza wa jal to teach us what is beneficial and to bring us benefits through what we learn and to guide us to what pleases Him subhanho wa taala.
So, first of all before I forget in sha Allah, so next week, or halacha will still the aftermarket insha Allah so
doesn't change with Nila, as of June so halacha next week will still continue to the aftermath.
We've come to Hadith number 20.
And in Hadith 20. I want you to feel in sha Allah that you've kind of covered about half of the book.
And it's important to point those milestones because if you say hey, if I finished half in sha Allah, I can finish the whole thing. If I've listened to have gone through the book and the lectures and I've reached the midpoint or about the midpoint of the book, then it Hamdulillah that is a motivating achievement within Allah azza wa jal with the help of Allah that he has, we could finish this because what comes next would be even easier than Allah azza wa jal
this hadith number 20.
We can say that it is both comforting and alarming based on how you look at it, but it's eventually comforting, if we understand it, right.
In this hadith, a man comes to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam.
And he said, Well Allah He rasool Allah, He in Nila hymnbook.
He said, Oh by Allah or messenger of Allah, I do love you, too. He is proclaiming His love for the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. And He's emphasizing this with an oath that he had taken Oh messenger of Allah. I swear by Allah. I love you.
So the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam said in Al Bella Surah Isla, may you hit Boonie Mina saili Elan to her
on a inland Bella SRO. EDA May your hip Boonie Mina Sadie Edom and to her he says afflictions and misfortunes are faster, run faster towards the one who loves me. Then a running stream running towards its bottom and
right you understand what he's saying here at a salatu salam that is if you have proclaimed that you love me understand that Albula afflictions and misfortunes will run after you faster than his running stream running to reach its end. Meaning expect what if you love Muhammad Ali salatu, salam,
misfortunes right? Expect the affliction expect to be tested?
Now I said it's alarming because when you hear this you say okay, what is going to wait for me?
The more that I love Allah azza wa jal, the more that I love the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam is this what I'm to expect? And if that's the case, should I then not do it? Right not love them.
We need to really understand fully with the Prophet alayhi salatu salam is saying and then through that understand fully what this entire life is about.
Because all of it has affliction in it. It just depends on how much and when everybody's going to be tested. And this is what it will play him. For him Allah is going to say, first point that I want to stress is
everything that you love has a price and the greater the love, the greater the price.
I want you to think about this, like anything that you love will exact will demand something from you.
And the greater the value, the greater the demand, the greater the price. So you we could love something that is very trivial. And because it's trivial, it doesn't demand much from you. And it doesn't give much to you.
So think of anything trivial that you could like. I like a particular soft drink or a particular beverage. Right. Does it ask you for a sacrifice? That love doesn't require sacrifice?
Oh, as long as it's a trivial love unless you're like a a true
Pan, have a particular drink that I'm going to travel you and overseas to get it and we're going to pay hundreds. Otherwise, it's whether it's there or not. So it's trivial. So it doesn't ask for a lot from you. And it really doesn't give much back to you. That's the amount of blood that you have for it. So you can say, I love to travel, or I love fast food, or I love to eat cake, or I love chocolate, or I love this and that. So the greater the trip, the triviality of that thing, the less that is asking from you, so you don't have to sacrifice but if you say I love this person, I love my parents. That love requires what verification
and affirmation that is you have to prove that love, you can't say I love them, then not do anything.
Otherwise you would be contradicting yourself, right? You can't say, Well, I love this woman, I want to marry her or this man, and I want to marry him. And once you do this, you proclaim your love. But then you decide that you owe them nothing. No, they will expect something from you. And the greater you love them, the more that you're willing to sacrifice. And the greater that this relationship will ask from you will extract from you. And think also about your children. See how much you love them.
See how much you're willing to do for them? Why does it extract so much from you so much sacrifice, that you would be willing to give up your life for them. Why? Because you love them. So the greater the love, the greater the sacrifice.
And that is the only way that you could prove that love.
Otherwise, it's just the claim right?
Now, the Hadith that we mentioned here, there's another narration or another wordings of it.
Where the Prophet sallallaahu Salam said a little bit extra.
And the man comes to the Prophet sallahu wa salam and he said, same thing proclaims His his love for him. Ya rasool Allah who Allah He wrote her book. So the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. He pauses and he says under meta code.
If you think about what you're saying,
right, think about what you're saying. Hello Allah. He knew that Hebrew Katha Marathi says he emphasized and repeated it three times. He says Wallahi I love you. Ally. I love you. Ally. I love you. Or Carla in Quinta to hipbone. He says if you love me for dental faculty teach FAFSA. He says if you love me put on protection from poverty.
For in alpha Karasawa Ilana, you hit booty Mina Sadie Elam went to her he said, Because poverty runs faster to the one who loves me than a stream running to its bottom and meaning it will come after you.
In this particular Hadith, he mentioned poverty as the affliction in the other one he was general. But in this second Hadith, he says prepare a protection from what is coming to you. And what is coming to you is a test if you love the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the love of the messenger is a consequence of the love of Allah azza wa jal, so obviously there's a price to be paid. Now, we said that every love exacts and demands a sacrifice and has a price. So if Allah zoodle is the greatest of loves, and then Muhammad Ali is Salatu was Salam is the greatest human being that you can love and their love is unlike any other love, then the sacrifice that is required
from that love, and the thing that they will give to you is unlike anything else.
So if their love should be higher than the love of the children and parents and everybody else, then obviously the sacrifice that they'll ask from you is greater and the testing will be greater and what they will give you will be greater. You follow me so far.
So that's why he said that Ali, his salatu salam, love of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is so great that you expect that you will be tested for it. And you can understand initially, even if no one tells you some of those tests at some of them. Will you be allowed to say La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah and not be tested. Do you expect no one is going to resist resist you to begin with the Shavon and his whispers and then the helpers of the Shavon and those who follow his directions, then you have to be tested when you say something like that.
So the love of Allah and His Messenger Alia Salatu was Salam is so transformative,
that it's not going to leave your life the way it is, if you really love them. And if you want to understand how much and how it will change
You look at the companions of Muhammad Ali who Salatu was Salam.
I'm not saying don't look at the Prophet, definitely the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but because some people will say he's a prophet, and he receives revelation and and and it's a fine. Look at the lives of the companions of Muhammad, Allah, His Salatu was Salam, how it turned their lives upside down, who they were married to, who they could marry,
who they associate with the kind of food that they eat, the kinds of friends that they have, where they lived, their professions, their loyalties, right, everything changed. Think about it, everything changed for them, because they loved Allah and the messenger. Alayhi Salatu was Salam. So the greater you love, the greater the transformation, and the greater the sacrifice that will be asked of you. And I know I don't want to scare you to say I don't want to sacrifice I'm going to tell you, I'm going to comfort you insha Allah soon enough to tell you that everybody has to sacrifice but just be patient. But you look at their life and you understand that it changed it
And if that's true,
then we understand
that if we want to be like them, if we want to achieve that greatness, if we want to be close to Allah azza wa jal, if we want the love of Allah, then we also have to be willing to give up certain things in our lives for Allah has voted and withstand certain tests, because of Allah azza wa jal to cling to the love of Allah
to be able to
sacrifice and to be able to give up what Allah has ordered once. So as far as tests are concerned,
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lengthy quote on page 227228.
And I want to walk us through it because it's important because this is the thing that will help us understand all of this. He begins by saying that i Alif Lam Meem has even NASA Utako or Yahoo Manoa home life afternoon in Surah Lanka Bucha, Allah says, Do people think that they will be let alone to say em inna may be left to say a Munna and not be tested?
Just do you think this is what's going to happen? He said, We have tested those who had come before them. This is continuation of the surah. We have tested those who had come before them so that Allah will know those who are honest and those who lie
or do those who commit sins think that they will escape us. Terrible is their judgment, the one who desires to meet Allah, indeed, Allah is meeting is going to come. And he is the All Knowing all the hearing and all knowing, and the one who strives he strives for himself. Indeed, Allah is a no need of one of anyone
in this area, even though pm Rahim Allah said, Allah mentioned in this idea that he has to test everybody
and expose who is honest and who is not. And distinguish the believer from a disbeliever. That has to happen. And he mentioned here that he talked about Emmitt will move to honey that the people who are tested most in the dunya and these are the messengers and their followers and their consequence. He says he talked about it in the Surah. And he also
corrected and chastised those who think that they can extract themselves from that test. If they disbelieved by telling them that Allah azza wa jal right, will not let anyone without a test. Everybody has to be tested. The secret of all of this is to distinguish those who are honest or those who do or who are not. But he is not gonna he continues, he is not going to punish anyone based on his knowledge alone. He has to manifest His knowledge in reality. So he tests those who are truthful so that their truth will be revealed and will test those who are dishonest. So their dishonesty will be revealed also. And he then he said that he subhanho wa Taala said that those who
do not adhere to Iman, and following the messengers because of fitna and because of the tests that they see that the messengers of Allah and their followers are were going through, he thinks that because if I escaped from Iman then I'm escaping from fitna he should understand that what is ahead of him is a
Greater fitna and a greater punishment and the one that he's trying to run away from.
Because I'm going to come back in Sharla to explain all of this, because he says that after Allah azza wa jal sends the messengers and they proclaim the message. He says people have two, two options, even they either they say we believe, or they continue to sin, if they say that they believe they will be tested initially.
And if they are patient with that test Allah azza wa jal consequently, will give them victory against their enemies, and those who reject the message of the prophets. Initially, they will be spared that test and they will have power over the believers and they may even persecute them, until Allah azza wa jal gives power to the believers over them. And then the disbelievers will experience a greater punishment to humiliation in the dunya and in the earth era. So he's saying eventually, everybody gets tested and Nobody escapes from that test. It just depends on when you're tested, and the severity of the test. Does it happen in the beginning, or does it happen later on? Does it
happen initially for the believers and that is the softer test or severely for the disbelievers at the hands of the believers and then later on with Allah azza wa jal.
he said Philip with them in hospital LME, illiquid cleanups, every person has to experience pain. Every soul has to experience pain, but the believer experiences pain in the dunya initially, and then it stops. And then that's replaced with happiness. And the CAFR experiences happiness enjoy initially in the dunya, then that stops and is replaced with unhappiness and sadness, in accordance with the sins that they have committed.
He says that's the difference. Otherwise, everybody has to go through some pain. So the Hadith of the messenger SallAllahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam is less scary. Now if you understand what your claim is saying.
The Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam is saying that
everybody has to be tested. And if you love me and you love Allah azza wa jal, then get ready for that test and expect that test because you are announcing to the world and you're announcing to yourself that I love the greatest thing and I'm going to sacrifice for the greatest thing. And that kind of love requires from you discipline and commitment and changes in your life. If you don't do it, then your true love is not treated.
Just like any human being. If you love me, then I expect these things from you. If you don't know that, do them, then how is it that you love me? How is your claim a reality? So Allah's love will require demonstration and Allah zodion will test those who believe in Him subhanho wa Taala you cannot escape it. And if you want solace, if you want comfort, look at the prophets before you and the nations before you. That's what Allah said, each one of them got tested, and no one could escape that test.
But you are not alone. Not alone in this sense of Allah as though God is with you. He doesn't test you and abandons you, He is with you, to comfort you, to strengthen you and to guide you through that test. To show you through that test, that you love Allah azza wa jal, so that you would abandon other things that you love for His sake. And this is the only way that love grows.
When you sacrifice other loves with this,
right? So think of your heart, as the heart of limited capacity for love. As you can only think about certain things throughout the day you can think about more than that. So your heart loves this person, that amount, this person that amount and this dunya this amount and so on and you Allah and yourself and and and and there's the love of Allah and the messenger. So it's really occupied and busy. And all these things are competing with each other right? They will have to
now when Allah asks you he brings you into a crossroad either what I love or this thing what is he asking you to do?
To take some of that love out of your heart and put Allah's love instead? So the empty your heart of other loves, and let the haha Allah's love occupy that same space. If you say yes to it, then Allah's love will grow.
If you say no to it, then Allah's love will diminish. That's what sacrifice is about. That the love of other than Allah azza wa jal diminishes and the love of Allah gross
so what he's saying here is that everybody has to experience pain into cornuta Allah Munna in the home yet
llamo in a coma and the moon doesn't Allah say to the believers after they experience
the heartbreaking loss at and they trying to process
Allah says what into cornuta Allah Munna if you are rooting for in Knowmia Allah Monica Mehta, Allah when they experience pain as you experience pain, what are doing I mean Allah, he may Allah your June but you hope from Allah, what they do not talk meaning you should be stronger, because the pain is common.
But what you hope gives you strength.
So Allah azza wa jal is telling here, the believers that and us an extension by extension,
if you're, if you're in pain, don't look at a non Muslim, or a disbeliever, or a sinful person, and say, he's not experiencing pain, he's not experiencing loss, or sadness, or depression or anxiety is now going through this and that,
because everybody has to,
they have it, but you don't see it, you may not even see it's not, it's not as severe. You say, maybe we're not, it's not as severe. But if you are patient, your paint is your pain is greater now, at this moment, then Allah will take it away.
But their pain will be greater than yours, or will be more or less thing.
So which one would you want to have.
So if you want to say to yourself,
I don't want to look Muslim.
Because I don't want the ridicule, I don't want the attention, I want to escape, I want to blend in, I want to integrate, I want to hide.
So you can see your escape from that pain. But eventually, there is another thing that you will have to experience which is a greater pain.
And that could be in the dunya. Or it could be in the era.
So don't think that if you're escaping Allah obligations or committing his prohibitions, that you're somehow saving yourself, you don't save yourself, because eventually there's greater pain for it in the dunya and greater pain for it in the area. That's why at the end of it, he says, from an Vonda and the whole year, the whole last minute and me behave today you'll see Behold, but for the new exam, we'll have the thesis if you think that you can do something to totally escape from pain. That's that idea is the false list of ideas. For cyst of suppositions, you cannot do that. So the disbelievers experience pain, and the believers experience pain. But there is a huge difference
between the two. And so that's why Allah azza wa jal, and then his Prophet alayhi salatu salam is saying what? Get ready for it, because when you know that it's coming is easier to tolerate. And then you can protect yourself from it.
And you protect yourself from it also, by understanding the nature of affliction, the nature of misfortune. So, if we know that Allah azza wa jal is all good.
Okay, and nothing bad comes from Him SubhanaHu or to Allah, then our assessment of whatever we receive from him should be that it must be good.
At an at an abstract theoretical knowledge level, we should believe that anything that Allah sends us is good, right? You agree everything.
So how is how can we process the bad things that we receive?
The first of all, you could never look at them in isolation.
The thing that makes them intolerable is that you just focus on that. And you forget the other connections that it has the other reasons why it's there, where it came from, and where it's taking you. That's what makes it unbearable, but when you contextualize you put it and you ask the questions of the very basic three questions of who sent it, and what is its purpose, and am I alone? In handling this? Is anyone will anyone help me? So when you ask who sent it? And the answer is who?
Allah azza wa jal, what is its purpose? And when you understand the purpose of affliction, you'll understand you'll be able to answer that question. What is its purpose? So you're looking for the purpose? And then the third? Do I have to endure this alone? Or do I have someone beside me who can help me because if you have someone who can help you, then you could carry that burden and the one who's helping you is not other than
Hola azote and then you are never alone. So what becomes unbearable initially or looks unbearable initially becomes more bearable based on that perception.
someone comes to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam
to visit him and the Prophet was sick.
And so Carla for that two year delay he wanted to Hara Hubei in a year focally half. So I put my hand on him and I found the heat right coming like I mean the felt the sensation that heat from on top of the covers, so the profit was covered. And it was so hot on top of the covers. So he said, Yeah rasool Allah He made a shed and he said, O Messenger of Allah, this is difficult for you. In it, this is a difficult illness that you go you're going through color in Africa, Africa, you will have fallen and better over Europe have fallen and edge races we are like that
affliction is doubled for us. And so is reward doubled for us. Meaning whatever we go through, is greater than anybody else, and because of that the reward is greater than anybody else. So he said, O Messenger of Allah, you Nursia should do better. He says, O Messenger of Allah, who among people is tested more severely and he said lamb
the messengers of Allah the prophets a said the moment he says then the righteous, He says one of them would be tested with poverty, until he would not find anything to cover his naked body except a cloak. Just one piece of clothing to cover his body when we incarnate I had to home layer for a hobble Bella etmf raha Hello, cumbia Raha, he says, and one of them would be as happy with affliction as one of you would be happy with ease. The Who is he talking about? The prophets of Allah, Allah hemos Salatu was Salam. So understand through this hadith how to process all afflictions in this life, and also in addition to what we have said before. So he says the Prophet
Alayhi Salatu was Salam. And the prophet is
experiencing fever and is very severe fever. And he says, this is abnormal, not anybody will experience this event except him. It is Salatu was Salam, extra pain, extra sickness, because of what?
extra reward, extra ability that he has the ability to tolerate this, he has the patience, he has the trust in Allah, he has that love, he could tolerate this so that Allah gives it to him.
And with that comes double the reward, multiplication of rewards for those who experienced that pain. Then he tells the story of the messengers and the prophets of Allah azza wa jal, that held the home up to that belief. So a prophet of Allah could be so poor, that he has nothing to wear except one piece of clothing, to cover his nakedness.
And then the last sentence here, that one of them would be happiest with affliction, as you are happiest with ease, and worldly bounties. And think about it, how could that be?
How could that be? How could a person be happiest when he's tested as a most people happiest when they receive worldly gains? I just got promoted. I just have money. I just got a new car. I just this, how happy does that make you? Think about it.
Like if you want to be happy, right? You make yourself happy by saying I'm going to buy something, right.
That's how we change our mood. I'm going to eat this I'm going to visit so and so it's about the dunya mostly.
So imagine now if you really receive a worldly bounty,
some monies something new, something grand, how happy does that make you? So he says then the prophets of Allah would be as happy with affliction as you are happy with these worldly favors.
So what is it with them that allows them to feel like that? What is it that they see in Allah's affliction?
What do we get from it that we don't get from the dunya? So, if you see beyond what you immediately received, then you'll understand if you get the dunya Where does it lead you? Where does it take you normally to Allah or away?
Typically, away. So if you understand the consequence beyond the immediate lust that you have for it, but the consequence
Then you say this is not good for me. I'm being tested.
I don't know if I'll be able to handle this. So you start the suspect that you should be happy about this. Right? Whereas if you're afflicted, what is it do? What is it announced? What does it tell you? So the Hadith of the prophets of Allah he was setting them which kind of echoes what was said here, that if you are the most righteous, you will be tested more. So he said some Allah Azza wa sallam Mejuri de la Hopi Farah, you said Minho? If someone if Allah wants the best for someone, he afflicts them.
So if Allah loves you, what does he do to you?
You afflicts you?
He doesn't hate you, because of it. No, he loves you. So if you see affliction as a sign of love, would you not appreciate it?
Now you see, now, the difference depends. It depends on perspective.
If the dunya is taking me from Allah azza wa jal, and it could be a sign of displeasure of Allah, I would not be as happy with it. I can take it I could use it, but not as happy with it not as ecstatic about it. But if an affliction is announcing that I am beloved to Allah, would you not like it?
You don't ask for it. You shouldn't never ask for it. You Allah test me, you should never do this. But you will be pleased with the fact that Allah azza wa jal loves you and that's why he tests you. So that's the first thing that it could be an announcement of Allah's love. The other one is that if it frees you from the dunya, so these are the benefits of suffering.
Right? It frees you from the dunya
you're no longer a slave because it's been taken away from you, and allows you freeze your heart to love Allah as Odin and freeze your body to worship Allah azza wa jal Silva prophet of Allah sees that Allah cares so much about him, that he's guiding him to that end, would he not appreciate it? Would he not love it?
Because you see the consequence of it. Allah is taking away the dunya from me to give me the akhira Allah is emptying the dunya from my heart so I'm not attached to it. So I'm attached to Allah azza wa jal, because typically when you go through any hardship, what do you do? If you are a believer, you turn to Allah with greater do
with greater trust, pleading, trusting, relying on him. So your Eman increases. And when you consider that affliction increases your iman would you not love it for that sake?
That eventually it is better for you than money.
Because money takes you away from Allah azza wa jal, so you haven't gained much anything.
But an affliction that brings you to a to Allah azza wa jal has given you everything.
Giving you have the opportunity to love Allah has
given you the opportunity to love the dunya less that you discover, hey, this doesn't last after all. I just lost this.
And so it does teach you a very valuable lesson, don't get attached to the dunya, you are going to lose it. Don't get attached to people. I don't mean don't love them.
But don't get attached to them in a sense that they will be there forever. And I will be there for them forever, don't get that attached, so they will be lost. So if I know that they will be lost, I cannot rely on them as I rely on Allah, I cannot love them as I love Allah as origin, I will not be crushed if I lose them, or anything else in this life.
As it would be if I lost Allah as I get myself ready for it. All right. Right without being too pessimistic or too grim. I don't mean that. But I mean that the love decreases to detach you from the duniya. Because you realize that the dunya you keep losing it, I lose this and I lose this. And when you get used to loss, what happens? You care less about that thing. I care less about Oh fine. I lost this in the dunya that in the dunya I don't care because I know that's the nature of dunya. So that detachment frees you, it frees you physically and frees you emotionally. And when we says empty is like a fast the heart from dependence on other than Allah azza wa jal also teaches us who
Allah is because we will not know who Allah is, unless his power is demonstrated unless you see that he can take and he can give. And he is the one that you can rely on and he's the one who's always with you. Because if the dunya is the only thing that we have, and that is the thing that had clouded our minds, these that now
lidj will not settle in our hearts. We don't know Allah, because we don't talk to him. We don't know Allah azza wa jal because we don't trust him. We don't want anything from him, because we're busy with the dunya. But when Allah takes it away and you get afflicted and there is nothing, you have to lean on someone who are you leaning on Allah and once you lean on Allah, you get to know Allah better, because you talk to him, and you read about him in the Quran and you make dua, and he teaches you things and the Quran teaches you other things. And the Sunnah teaches you other things, and the affliction itself teaches you who Allah is. So it's a college university, it's an education,
affliction is an education.
And if someone is something's going to educate you, about Allah as Odin that, that is a bounty, not in itself an affliction, right. And also, finally, finally, in terms of what I could bring, but not finally, in terms of the benefits that afflictions have, it also grants you rewards beyond your ability to write, grants your rewards beyond your ability to earn.
That is if Allah zoton were to leave us to our own effort.
So x person can pray these many like as fast these many days this make this money stiffer, but it may not be enough.
By that, that could not save you
because the effort is weak.
So the prophets Allah, Allah, he was sitting them he said, in a hadith, the meaning of which that a person would have a particular station with Allah azza wa jal in heaven. And his effort, his deeds will not enable him to reach it. So he afflicts him so that he could reach him.
And some of the Anima have said, which is really insightful. He said, this tells you that affliction has the ability to erase sins, because a person is most sincere when that happens,
versus your own effort. Because when you do, you pray you fast you make the art, you do this, and that can easily be mixed with insincerity or weakness, or you could be absent minded. Right? So the effort could be very weak.
But he says when you're tested,
Allah azza wa jal frees you from these attachments, and you are really sincere and it has that ability to cleanse more than a lot of other things.
So maybe, we get also tested and the righteous get tested. Because Allah wants to purify us of sin and raise us to levels that would not be possible without that affliction.
So when you look at it, in that way, you'll understand that Allah has ordered when he sends these things to Mohammed Ali Salatu was Salam when he tested him, when he tested the Sahaba when he tested the righteous people who came after, and we test the archers who are today, he's doing this for very good reasons. And that that pain has an end to it. And eventually it will really be replaced with ease and happiness. Right? Whereas those who inflict that type of pain upon the believers and those who disbelieve in Allah azza wa jal saying they're thinking that I'm escaping restrictions and I'm escaping, the afflictions of the believers must understand that there is always a price to be paid
for that choice. And that the punishment of Allah for the choice that they made is much greater than the pain that they're trying to escape at this moment, because of iman.
So, we said and just also to emphasize,
don't pray for suffering. You don't see Allah test me Allah flicked me Yeah, Allah, this and that, but leave it to Allah as origin. And it's part of the dua of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam to ask for Afia Allah meanness, Luca Lafayette of dunya will ask Allah as you protection from harm in the dunya and in the era, so that is your DUA because what I fear is easiest to handle. You don't know if you were to ask for suffering for a test would you be able to handle it, but you will let Allah decide when and if you are ready?
You don't decide it. Right.
Add to it insha Allah that once Iman is not complete as alphadog Nora you had said until you see certain things the way that Allah wants you to see them. He said they have blown up do have the ecotel IMANI had the del Bella and Yama what Raha amo Siva will delay your HIPAA and your muda Allah Ibadah tilde here as urgent so what are you looking at? Oh, yeah, said Rahim Allah one does not attain the real
ality of iman, until they view view hardship as a blessing is as an affliction and until they do not love to receive praise for worshipping Allah have to use cultural email and the reality the essence of Eman, the purity of iman will not be reached until you look at affliction as a bounty Nima
and you look at Raha ease as an affliction.
And you don't love that Allah or any I'm sorry, you don't love that anybody would praise you for worshipping Allah xojo. Meaning that is something you hate.
Because that means if loss,
your sincerity to Allah azza wa jal, you want to preserve that deed, right? So think about it. How many times when we pray, let's just explain that last part, and then come to the first ones, how many times when we pray the shaytaan comes to you, and says, people are noticing how pious you are. And they may say this, and that about you isn't that nice? Or when you want to give sadaqa is if people are noticing how much sadaqa you give, and they know that you are pious isn't that nice? If you love that phrase, if you don't find that phrase, it will interfere with your intention. Or people love your voice when you're reading the Quran, or people love the advice that you've given.
And they admire you because of it. And you if you accept those whispers from the shaytaan, or that talk that comes from the self. And you start doing that for that sake, your intention becomes corrupt.
So how do I protect myself from that, then it says I want to hide my deeds, when they are can be hidden, or if not if they are public, and some deeds cannot escape being public. said I don't want to care about what people say about them. I don't want to hear their phrase. I'm not expecting it. And if it comes, I'll consider it to be a reflection of the pleasure of Allah zodion but not them.
So you hide, and you want it to be hidden initially, you want it to be hidden, and you want to be unknown, and you don't want to be recognized.
Inside and outside meaning even when you talk into yourself as I don't want to be recognized for this, I want to keep it pure. Because if it's pure it stays, if it's not it's been tampered with, and you don't know if it stays. So you should not if you have Iman love to be praised for worshiping Allah Zota. Because that would indicate that this was not for Allah. And if it likes a floss then there is no iman. So you ask yourself, Why am I doing this? For them? Or for Allah?
And he said, if it's if it's for Allah, it doesn't matter if they don't praise you.
And if it's for them, then you will only continue to do it if they praise you. So you train yourself to do it for Allah azza wa jal, and it's a constant continuous, never ending battle with your intention. Why is this? Why are you doing this? Why are you doing this every time you remind yourself, but that is the Khalifa to Iman. And when Allah grows bigger in your eye, and people small and you understand the bring, you know, benefit, and all benefit comes from Allah, then you don't want their praise, it doesn't really matter. It's insignificant, it doesn't last they can turn on you. It doesn't give you anything you tell yourself all of these things. It doesn't really give you
anything, all. All good is in the hands of Allah and all harm is in the hands of Allah as though they can benefit you or harm you. So you don't want anything from them. So you keep saying that to yourself, and redirecting yourself to Allah azza wa jal, but the beginning of it is really important, the beginning which is he said, You do not become a true believer until you consider affliction to be a bounty.
So you have to put on new lenses to see the world.
Right? Different than the way that most of us were raised and different than the way that the rest of the people see the world around us. Know we say we've considered that worldly loss is really lost and so no worldly loss is Abunimah. From Allah as origin, as long as it takes you to Allah, that's an error.
And then the bounties, what about the bounties? He says, You have to be worried about them, will he be able to fulfill
Allah's Bounty? Meaning thanking Allah for it handling it right? Will you be able to fulfill that or not? And when you know that most people cannot,
doesn't Allah as it will say that we will be asked about the mullah to saloon Neoma in in any name, you will be asked about the bounties on the Day of Judgment, every small thing that you enjoy, and in that he saw a lot he was seldom right when he used that area. He was referencing what dates and cold water
mean, he says he had I mean an AMI livina to Silla de to Sedona and this is from the name the bounties that you will be asked about dates
in cold water, so if you will be asked about something as little as this meaning how Where did you get it? Did you thank Allah for it? What do you think the response will be about $1,000.10 $1,000 and $100,000? Or a million dollars? How did you earn and how did you spend and where you righteous and all of that. So the questioning is not easy. So when you get it, you should be worried about it, worried enough to do the right things with it. But when Allah takes from you,
that's less of a burden, isn't it? That's less of a burden.
So it is said you know about the
the early mohajir, in Fukada, Alma hygiene that when it's the Day of Judgment,
they go to enter agenda directly.
Or optimal hygiene, right, the poorest among the immigrants, and so the angels will stop them and they say stop software, would you or you even question? Why so early? Right? You're coming way too early? Were you even question and he said, what what would we be questioned about? We had nothing to be asked about from the dunya except the clothes on our backs, and we were killed.
So that loss in the dunya means ease in the era and ease with Allah azza wa jal, and the opposite is true. So how can you total Iman that he talked about here is that you put on different lenses? What do you see the world differently, and you have to keep reminding yourself that the world is different than what most people think. And affliction is not a bad thing. If it takes you to Allah as though it's a reminder, it's a sign of love from him, and you should change because of it, grow because of it. But when Allah gives you the dunya, then that is the real test. That is the real problem. Final point, insha. Allah for tonight is that the prophets Allah, he was salam in the
Hadith. He said,
The Little faculty teach FIRFER he says prepare an armor, a protection from poverty, meaning from all affliction. He's saying here Alayhi Salatu was Salam, you understand that you're going to be tested?
You fully comprehend this. For someone who is going to be attacked and are going to be tested? What are you supposed to do?
You get ready for it. You protect yourself from it. How do you protect yourself from it? You know that there's an incoming test and incoming fitna and incoming burden, you sit just idle and you wait for it. Or do you do something? So what do you do? So you increase your iman
and your increase your taqwa. So that's your that's, that's your protection. So you have to know more
to protect yourself from these tests. And from these fifth and you have to know more you have to learn,
then you have to also increase your Eman and increase your ibadah.
To be able to handle that pain to handle that last one, it's going to come and it has to come one thing or another has to come. Right?
Like even if there is no religion in the world today, even if this was not a religious lecture.
Okay, based on what you see from the dunya can we easily say that something bad has to happen, right to us, to each one of us?
Or is that a revelation?
It has to happen. So when you understand it religiously, you understand then yes, it has to happen, but there is a reason. And there's protection. So what is the protection? So he said first
you have to know there has to be Iman, based on that knowledge he has to believe and you have to worship Allah Xeljanz to strengthen that Eman. And also you have to practice Zod and you have to increase your patience and love for Allah
Zayed in a sense of depend less on the dunya and things of the dunya and lean more on Allah azza wa jal and trust Allah zodion more and build up a relationship with him. So when you leave some of the dunya you'll have space for Allah for the Alpha. That's the trade off, you take more of the dunya you want to have as much time for Allah as Odin so
have more Zewde in the dunya leave some of it for Allah. practice patience, giving up what you love for Allah sake and increase your love for him. Subhan Allah to Allah he says when you do this, then that is your armor. That is your connection. And that is your protection. And an armor does what it just deflects and protects you from the pain. It allows you to continue and allows you to survive and you will be stronger because of it. So the world will not devastate you and fitness temptations. Right. Doubts will not
devastates you because you're being protected. And, of course, we know that Allah as though that is the protector, but there has to be an effort a choice on our part, that what if I'm tested in two years from now, five years from now 10 years from now with somebody's loss, with this loss with this pain with this disease, because it has to happen to someone, and we can't escape some of it. So what if I'm tested with all of that? Where is the man that will help me triumph? Trust Allah as of the turn to him, see this loss as a temporary loss? Understand that Allah will compensate me, I can't ask for all of that right then because you will not have it right then you must have it before.
So this is what I wanted to say insha Allah for today's Hadith and it has in it things that are meaningful especially in terms of what we're going through today. So ask Allah as of Giuliani or Bill Alameen to make us of those who understand the wisdom behind what he sends him to be able to use it to our advantage so it increases our image and not decrease it and increases us in wisdom and attachment to him Subhan Allah with that, so we have few minutes insha Allah for questions if you have any, let me know chop
So how does sacrificing for the sake of Allah translate
now so I mean, Yanni, the the immense suffering, right of the people of Azim Eola, alleviate their suffering and replace it with ease and comfort in the dunya and the era. You understand there, how a times
you will be placed under such pain and such
a it leaves you no space to go to but to Allah azza wa jal, right when everybody abandons you, now individuals can experience something like that not exactly as horrifying. But if somebody becomes sick, and no one could help them at all, and the only one that they could turn to is Allah azza wa jal or they face a problem. And no one seems to be able to help or be willing to help. And they turn to Allah azza wa jal. So all these worldly attachments cannot get cut and severed.
And you feel that you're left alone. And when you're alone, you must resort if you have a man you must resort to Allah as because that's the FITARA that you have, someone must be able to help. And so you turn to Allah as though did and that when Allah is when Allah builds such an intense attachment and bond between you and him, that nothing else can shake it, then you will learn something that you could not have learned otherwise, learns that
my trust in Allah xojo is unparalleled by anything else. And if I trust him, he will come to my aid. So you've learned to let go of people, right to let go of people and their promises and whatever power they have, and to trust Allah Zildjian alone. So your heart is a slave to Allah azza wa jal, not to people, and that is when you truly become a believer. So that happens sometimes gradually, and I think part of that happened to them, when you start to lose your ability to move your ability to
leave your ability to educate your ability. So there are things that they lost one after the other, and some of them lost a child after another after another. But with each loss, it teaches you that Allah has voted is greater than that loss and greater than the ones who are inflicting that pain, and that Allah azza wa jal can help you. So you rely on him. So we can do this before we are being tested, meaning that there is a haram sacrifice it for Allah azza wa jal, there is something that is not haram but it just it's just distraction, taking you away from him, you're way too busy with the dunya there's not enough time for the Quran. Not enough time for your Salah, not enough time for
your DUA and you're suffering because of this, but you may not feel it but you're suffering because of it. So sacrifice some of the dunya for Allah xojo sacrifice some of the time that you spent on entertainment or with friends or and give some some of that not saying all but some of it to Allah azza wa jal. So when you sacrifice some of that, then you learn the essence and the meaning of sacrifice, then you can give Allah xuejun More because he practiced what it means. And a better tells us why
I'm in Ramadan, and we sacrificing what we love for Allah.
And in Zica, aren't we sacrificing some of our money for Allah, then some of our time in Salah for Allah zoton. So we we do some of that. But sometimes we do it unknowingly, reluctantly, begrudgingly. So we don't understand that there is love, an exchange of love taking place, we do it just to get rid of it. Because I don't want the obligations I just want to be done. But no, this is preparing you for something far greater, which is things that will be taken from you or be asked of you. And then Jana escaping from hellfire. So that's one of the things you know, I don't know if that fully answers your questions or not. But if not, you know, ask.
that is, you know, I'll ask you a question why such a specific people in a such a small space, who had been subjected for such
terrible treatment for such a long time? And that is something that is beyond us? Any for me to answer it will assume that I would know things beyond what is capable, right to an individual, we can speculate and say because Allah wants something from them, and they can take it.
Others can't. Maybe there'll be the spark to something, right? And through them, something greater will happen. And we understand that the land of Hashem is a land of jihad. Right? And you are, in a sense, tested and blessed by being there, both blessed by being by living in that area. But because you inhabit that area, you have to understand land of jihad. So, again, these things have to happen. But it's not always. I know, what's terrible is terrible. I'm not belittling that. But it's not always a terrible thing. Because if you think about and we want it to stop immediately, right? But at the same time, you want to think that Allah azza wa jal has a plan. So I don't want people to be
so frustrated, as to lose hope. Now. You understand things are happening that you don't know about, right? So in a year from now, two years from now, five years from now, 20 years from now, whether we live to see it or not, things will happen based on what is happening right now. That if you will be able to live long enough, you can go back and say, this is where it started. That's why it happened. I see the connection right now. And the sacrifices of people. This is what Allah has.
It's terrifying. It's horrifying to hear children cry and how they cry because they've been bombed and shot and injured. It's horrifying, right? Any it's enough to give you nightmares, but at the same time, right, he say Allah is more merciful with them than I am. So just remember Allah's mercy and just give that as much to them as you can.
Let me see if I have anything here and then I'll definitely come to you and show
so some say not to ask Allah xojo for patience, that's a question. Some claim or say that you shouldn't ask Allah to give you patience. Because it seems that if you're asking for that, you're asking for a test. Okay, you understand the question? Okay, that's not true by the way.
Because the if I remember accurately, what is this is based on is weak, or low island because I visited this question a while back anyway.
To simply answer your question, don't you need patience for Salah?
Yeah. Do you need patience for fasting? The patience to stay away from the Haram right? So it's not that patience is only needed or is restricted to a test. You constantly need patience. And they still need that patience is half of iman. So how is it that you shouldn't ask Allah as it did for half of your iman Alright, so no, that's that's inaccurate. So you should always ask for patience right?
So what are the some of the best the eyes of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam to keep reciting to strike to be strong to face calamities.
The DUA the general does of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam that you find in the morning and evening as car
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and that if Allah if you want a fitna to happen well either for our fitness MBA bedika Faulkner illegally alum of 20 If you want a fitna to come upon your servants then take my soul on,
on effect unaffected by that fitna, so whether you die before it or you survive it. So the whole load of Quwata illa biLlah I'm just gonna randomly whatever comes to my mind La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah is a great tool to give you strength in the face of calamity or hardship or what you're unable to bear and tolerate. So words La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah in La La hey we're in a in a garage on a llama journey pharmacy but you are literally firing in so these are the things you know that come to mind but focus also on
Route rejuvenating your iman and asking Allah for it. Allama did the daily man if you could Obinna grant us a greater Iman than the Imam that we have renew Iman and our hearts increase? It teaches our religion teachers what is beneficial, make us of those who adhere to what you love away from what you hate. All of these things are things that increase your Eman and help you to face those calamities or lower them.
Perhaps share practical things we can do during this time. So medical offic, you know, that's a good question. What can you do, especially that everybody feels helpless and frustrated and so on?
I would say, first of all, don't forget your DUA and don't look down on to add thinking that this is the least so I'm not going to do it. This is your test to understand that. If this is the lease, then you should do at least that and do a lot of it. Right?
So Allah azza wa jal, right, there's nothing that stands between a law and the dua of the oppressed. And you're doing for your brothers and your sisters right behind from behind their back without their knowledge is accepted.
And it benefits you as well.
So the first thing that I can say is that you do as much do as you can, with every terrible image that you see with every scream that you hear, right. And sometimes, as I said before, if you can stomach that, if you could tolerate it, please watch it, so that you feel what they're feeling.
I know some people telling you, right, he said, I haven't washed my clothes for so so many weeks, I haven't bought clothes, I didn't take a bath for so many days, we don't have enough water. We don't have enough clean water. We don't have enough food. The question comes, you know, to some of the show up says, Can I take the food that I find find in the fridge? Or under the rubble? Right? Is that halal for me to take care, we don't have enough food. And under the rubble, there is a little bit of food here, there's a little bit of furniture there, is that allowed for me to use it? Or is this haram, that's kind of the level that they're at. So this is when you read about this, or when
you hear about this, it should move you to do something, but if you're disconnected, you're not going to do anything. So you need to have some connection, as far as you can tolerate if it's making you
sick, right? Or if it's affecting you negatively, you shouldn't do it. But otherwise, try.
So first we say do
so in a lot of dua for you. And if you could include them in your DUA during night prayer, then that's better and better.
The second thing, take all that frustration that you have all the anger that you have and channel it into something that is very beneficial, which is making yourself right, I mean, we can try to help them we can try to benefit but you understand that that is very limited. Beyond what is it that we can do we can collect money, but so far they're not they're not allowed to allow a lot of aid to each them. Right. So even that is limited, we can collect in hope that at one point they'll allow some of that in. So then we as we can give money be in the LA Zoo. But then meanwhile, what says channeled that energy into becoming a better Muslim yourself, because when you are a better Muslim,
and when your kids are better Muslims, it's less likely that something like this will happen again.
So we need enough of this OMA to be strong enough to be pleasing to Allah azza wa jal that something like this doesn't happen or if it wants to happen, we can stop it. You understand how we collectively we are right? Collectively we are very weak. How do you change this?
One of the things that we can do, other than you know, condemning political leadership and condemning this and that go, what does that do to us? What does that give us?
We're still in the same spot. So what can you do is if you become a strong Muslim,
that you can we can rely on him. We could trust, you could really do things you're close to Allah azza wa jal, you can bear pain you could you become like the Sahaba of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam, or as close to that as possible, and you produce children like that and you produce neighbors like that, then collectively, we are strong enough that this doesn't happen.
Right? This is the only thing that I can tell you. Right? This is the only thing that I could tell you says where are you from the Quran read it. even read it with the intention that understand what is happening through the eyes in the Quran. Say I want to understand the verses and now through the Quran read Surah Al Baqarah. read surah Al Imran read the source. I want to understand the People of the Book who are doing this why are they doing this? I want to find it in the Quran, read it and find it in the Quran. Connect to Allah azza wa jal through what he's telling you. So read that for and stay away from haram.
It matters. It really matters when you stay away from haram. It's not trivial. Because Allah azza wa jal elevates you.
Who knows maybe your DUA, or maybe your child, or your grandchild, Bill will be the one who will do wonderful things with this.
And the reason why is because you change yourself, and then changed him and you change them.
So we have our hands are tied, but it doesn't mean that this has to keep happening.
So let's build a better Oma. Right? That's that's the best thing that you could do.
And in in addition to it, so we said dua, we said Sadako, anything else that could reach them and have the Laura bill? And I mean, but then what?
So like, after all this ends? Okay, that's the question after all this ends, and after all the anger subsides, and will I go back and be the same person that I was before?
Because if this doesn't change us, then why are we expressing anger at what is happening now. Because if we come back of all the OMA, or we're going to boycott and we boycott this, this, this, this, right, we're angry at this, and we and we experienced the you know, this distaste for what that West is doing.
And then after all of this, we just go back to consuming the same products, and consuming the same ideas and living the same lives with the same flaws with the same problems.
Then 100 other customers will repeat, right?
Not only there, here and here and here and here. And the problem spots are not only in philistin, you have so many other problems, but they're simmering, just waiting for the time for them to bubble and boil over.
So that means that each one of now is responsible in front of Allah as zoton After you've seen this, to become a better person and a different person.
So this is if you if you do this, then you've done a great service,
then you've done the best thing, then you've learned from it.
And that's what I hope will happen. I mean,
any other question? And by the way, chime in. And if you have something that you say we need to do more of this or more of that. I don't have all the answers right. Just let me know.
Yeah, that's your turn. Okay. Okay, let me have an adult and then we'll come to I'll come back to you. Yeah, go ahead
are they what I'm sorry?
So what are we supposed to do? Right? How do we kind of inform our children about what is happening and how do we have them be connected scientists
to for them to constantly see the news right in front of them, they may not be able to process all of that, right. So you have to be careful and you will know your children much better than anyone else, see, understand what they can tolerate and what they can't. So not every image because they're not going to filter these things on the news right are on social media. So you should you should be able to filter. So you may not be able to show them if they're young enough, all of these terrible images, but you could relate to them. The stories relate that
Some of the suffering really what is happening, but then ask them okay, you we have to be better we have to help them what can we do and motivate them to do this. So you you, you will gauge the right age. But of course, I think your point is be careful not to be too explicit with these images because it can damage right these things can damage they could have nightmares, they may not be able to process it. So we don't want in the in the in the name of benefit to harm them as well. So be very selective. I think that's your point right?
Now you Yeah.
Oh my goodness, okay, why are people hurting each other? Because people listen to the shaytaan. Right. And they people listen to the worst ideas in their heads. And they don't believe that there is a God who's watching and who will punish those who do bad things. So that's why they hurt other people, right? Why do people steal because he thinks, you know, it's easy to take something I like, but he doesn't understand that he's hurting somebody else and Allah is watching him, and Allah will punish him.
That's a very good question. I mean, you're a kid you're not supposed to ask difficult questions, right? So why doesn't Allah as didn't stop them we say because Allah wants us to do that. Allah wants us to do that Allah zodion will sooner or later bring an end to this. If we don't Allah will bring an end to this, but Allah wants to see from us what is it that we are doing? The Delica whether we shall Allah Hunter olanta Salamina Allah Killebrew about the can be bought, if Allah wanted, he could have destroyed them. He could have you know, dealt with them, but he tests some of you with others. So he puts evil to see how good people act. Right? So he wants them to act and
cannot stop that evil. So he wants us to do something good about it. This way, this way, it's more okay.
So I'm not going to take much of your time. So time with the Halacha next week in sha Allah just as a reminder after every so the time of the Halacha stays after maghrib insha Allah so for those who just go by sunset,
it's not going to matter in sha Allah, it's going to be five something for us here but if you're following us
from out of the country insha Allah it does not affect the time when you're watching insha Allah but will will announce it insha Allah online as well. Her inshallah so we will stop here being the Lavaca Lo Fi calm Subhana Kenobi him decrescendo Allah ADA in and stuff to get a good handle