Sacred truths #05 – If you want this Job you cant have prayer breaks
Channel: Ali Hammuda
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Just after the fight and show for the for the biscuits. What biscuits these ones? Yeah, these are Welsh cakes my friend. Big difference. Yeah, congregating around the world not I just got a job interview mashallah imaginations. Thank you. Yeah, what's the job interview for his first job at a dental practice? So pretty excited but a bit nervous as well. Mashallah, congratulations but broke? Are you nervous for it? Yes, you know, principles that we've got to uphold, which can be quite difficult. What kind of principles do you think will get in your way? You know, I guess things like praying, wanting to pray.
Team meetings can be at like, you know, pubs or other environments I'm not hugely comfortable in.
It reminds me of story actually, about what's one brother who's going for a job interview at high profile job. He was qualified for the job, Mashallah. But, you know, he was also worried about upholding his principles. He went for the job interviews an encore job, so there were quite a lot of his time. And when he gets there, the interviewers asked, what were some of your requirements, your needs? The brother says, well, I need to pray five times a day. And on Fridays, I need to go pajamas. Sergeant, unfortunately, didn't do the like, we need you on call at all hours. We can't expect you to be praying while on the job. Fortunately, the brothers like, this isn't for me. You
wanted to keep Tuesday and teachers,
the principal's so he was he was going to be leaving the interview. And as he was about to leave, the interview was like, stop. This is exactly what we're looking for. They were like, We need someone who is going to uphold their principles. This job requires a lot of responsibility. Yeah.
Subhanallah that's amazing. I mean, we recognize that that's something that resonates with us as Muslims, how you may want something that's not good for you, you may think that something is good for you that it's actually bad for you. And this is a core principle in our religion. Allah subhanho wa Taala he said was Dakota, Hoshi and Ohio Lakhan You may hate a matter and it's good for you Assa and to have Bucha and overshadow like woman, you may love a matter and actually bad for you, Allahu Allah wa and to lighten the mood and Allah knows, and you don't know. So this really is one of the greatest blessings of a concept that we as Muslims have been gifted with. So it's a huge coping
mechanism that most of humanity has been deprived of. And it's a concept that's essentially linked with a core aspect of our theology of our theta, our belief in other
because Allah subhanaw taala said nah, Slob I mean mostly, but in ELAB evening, Allah there is no disaster that strikes except that it was by the permission of Allah. Then Allah said, well, may you mean Billa he had, but whoever believes in Allah, Allah will guide his heart, and Allah will give peace to his heart.
And there was one of our predecessors alchemy who elaborated upon this. Whoever believes in Allah in disaster, Allah will guide his heart, he said, This is in reference to a person who is struck with a calamity, but then realizes that it's from Allah. For Yahweh he was sending him so he surrenders to it, he is and he is pleased with it.
And there's just countless events, past and present that bear testimony that this principle is true. How many times have people detested a matter, and in the end, it proved to be what? Completely favorable it proved to be a cause of their success or happiness. But the opposite is true. The opposite is true. And I just think about maybe three or four scenarios I'll share with you. But nothing was more detestable to the heart of Prophet Musa, then, are the heart of the mother of Prophet Musa there to see her newborn in the arms of the pharaoh, because he would also be put to the sword that was the fate of every newborn child in the law of Egypt. But Allah decreed that her
exact fears would materialize. Moses caught landed at the very doorstep of the Pharaoh. But the outcome was amazing. The baby would be nurtured with royal treatment, he was reunited with his mother, she would breastfeed her son with a stiff hand from the Pharaoh himself. So as this principle says, Allah knows, and you don't know.
And nothing was more detestable to the hearts of Prophet Yaqoob than to be separated from his dearest son. Use of separation occurred, however. But what was the outcome? His brother's repented, the country was saved from imminent famine. The whole nation was saved in sha Allah from hell through the data of use of Timeless Lessons for humanity till the end of time.
It's particularly for parents who have been separated from their children because of a tragedy or an unjust court case, or something like that. So Allah knows, and you don't know. Nothing could have been more horrifying for Prophet Musa than to see the life of a sinless boy being claimed in that cruel, seemingly cruel way and imagine yourself in that situation, interrogated al Qaeda, why did you kill the child? And he said, as you know what I'm all for kinda about well, homotopy name as for the boy who I killed.
His parents were believers for cucina, your HIPAA homophobia and unwelcome fraud, and so we fear that he would eventually overburden them with transgression and disbelief. And then he said, For aracena yobit de la humara Guna, higher on men whose ACAT and Wakata Brahma, so we intended that the Lord should substitute for them, another child, that will be better in purity and nearer to Mercy.
So we may lose someone or something. And at the hour of that happening, recovery from that loss seems quite far fetched or even inconceivable time and time again, the experience of life constantly disprove our knee jerk impatient assumptions during the thick of a calamity. And the demonstrate how limited our scope of matters are, and how unaware we are on where our true happiness or misery lie,
an Imam and we'll play him he has amazing commentary on this. He said that if it wasn't for the test and calamities of life, man would be afflicted with with the illnesses of arrogance and self admiration. And for all it can behavior
and hard heartedness. And all of that would end up causing his demise sooner or later. So it's from the mercy of man that he checks people he says, from time to time through the medicines of travesties, which in turn, purifies him.
And they give him a medicine that enabled him to regurgitate the harmful, toxic matters. And then he says for Subhana, manjar humblebee Bella, were you ever tele manana he so how great is the one who shows mercy through his trials, and shows trials through his favor.
So the duty of Muslim is, after taking the human means to fulfill a particular endeavor of some sort, is to then submit his heart to the will of Allah, the sovereign of the universe. And he will then choose the outcome, according to what he knows is best for you, not what you think is best for yourself. And so it's a valuable principle, that you may love something and it is bad for you and the other way around. It's a feature that we must use to nurture our families and our communities. And there's this amazing story. And you mentioned a story just now
of a king and his minister, and the minister was a righteous person. And in the face of every disaster, he had this kind of motto in life, which is here to feed my Corolla, to goodness is in what Allah subhanaw taala chooses, they were eating together, the king cut his hand quite badly. And so the minister said, Hey, don't worry, it's always best what Allah chooses. Now, the king saw this as an insult, as if the minister was somehow you know, gloating, or his suffering or something. So he imprisoned him as he was going to the present the minister, he said, Allah only chooses what is best. And so the king, he used to spend much of his recreational time hunting. And he'd usually do
that with his minister. But seeing now the Minister is behind bosta can went out hunting by himself.
And so he chased that animal. And he failed to realize during the chase that he just crossed into the boundary of a idol worshipping community, they caught him, they took him to the greatest idol, they want you to make a sacrifice, they want you to sacrifice him. They lowered him to the ground, they brought a knife to his neck when they realized that his hand was what his hand was injured, wounded. So they saw this as a flaw, and that he's unworthy of being offered as a sacrifice. And so they they set him free. Now, the king realized that is true, Allah only chooses what is best. So he came back, he freed the minister and he said, You know, I'm so sorry, I've made a mistake.
He told him what happened and he said, I now see the good that came about from my what? From my wound. But you see, when I took you to prison, you said the same thing again. Allah chooses what is best. So what was good about you being imprisoned?
And the minister said, Well, tell me King who is it that usually
companies you when you can't, he said it's you. So the minister said So had I not been imprisoned who would have been sacrificed instead of you, it would have been me. So in the face of every disaster that befalls you or I or anyone else this should be our slogan in life that Allah chooses what is best and ALLAH knows and we do not know
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