Looking for a Petrol Station
Channel: Ali Hammuda
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah Kiato Alhamdulillah. Wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah. Brothers and sisters, it's a beautiful Wednesday morning. And I'm doing what I think many other people are doing at this hour of the morning. They're looking for a petrol station to fill up their car with petrol SubhanAllah.
And it made me think
that you know, you assume yourself to be so busy, that there isn't any other possible activity that you could cram into your day up until a crisis of some sort befalls you or the community and then you realize, I did have time and my schedule will accommodate for it. Those pockets of time all of a sudden they, they reappear. So it seems that we're only as busy as we think we we are. And here I remember a profound Hadith of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam who said the hadith of Abu Huraira that you will anally Saba
rush and do as many good deeds as you can quickly before one of seven things catches up with you. And then he lists them he says hell temple the Runa
in the Quran, Marcia are you waiting for poverty to come to you that will make you unmindful? I'll lean and modal here or are you waiting for affluence money that will cause you to transgress our model then move Sida or are you waiting for an illness that will ruin your good house?
Oh, haram and Martha NIDA or are you waiting for seasonality that will weaken you? Oh mountain Matsuhisa? Are you waiting for death that will catch you by surprise? We did John for sure Rosa, even your lover? Or are you waiting for the Antichrist, which is the worst of all awaited matters I was sent out to was to add her What are you waiting for the hour, the Day of Judgment, which is the greatest of all calamities and the most bitter of them all.
So how busy are we? In other words, the hadith is saying to you life is going to keep throwing curveballs at you. It's going to steal away from your thought, your clarity of mind, your time, your availability, your schedule, it will take them.
So the conclusion is when you are freer than a normal circumstance, worship Allah as much as you can recite Quran as much as you can remember him as much as you can become a student of knowledge, shed away those sins, plan for your future, set a vision for your life, join the circles of goodness, do it now before life throws at you a destruction
that will make you busier than you were yesterday. Because if you're gonna wait for those ideal circumstances to come as we see from the life today and circumstance of the present, you're going to be waiting for a very long time. So if you will crisis today, what tomorrow
a crisis of water a water crisis, a food shortage, then what? So if you live your life, just thinking about how to dodge the curveballs or today and how to plan for the ones life will throw at you tomorrow. You're never gonna get anything done.
The ideal circumstance will not come through the letterbox in the morning you and I have to engineer the ideal circumstances to worship Allah and to become the best version of ourselves in light of what we have today. Before a circumstance hits us again tomorrow. And we think about today and we say You know what? I wasn't really that busy.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to facilitate for us what is best and to forgive us and make us the most active Muslims that there are on planet Earth Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen