Allah’s Wisdom – Name of Al Hakeem

Ammar Alshukry


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All right hamdulillah Salam salam ala Rasulillah Allah decided to send him because you're not sure there were ley de la la la sharika I shudder no Hamedan I'm Dora Soto Solaia Salam

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salam ala carte de la barakato

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Hamdulillah. A, it's good to be at another session of Friday Night Lights. I just spent the last two weeks traveling hamdulillah to Nigeria for the first time went to Qatar for the first time went to Sydney, Australia for the first time and Hamdulillah.

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And everywhere people ask you, how is Texas?

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What's Islam like in Texas? Is it true that people are really cowboys there?

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And the answer to that is absolutely yes, everybody is cowboys.

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And a lot more than that, obviously Hamdulillah. But as always, it makes you appreciate a couple of things. Number one, it makes you appreciate how just you need a whole lot of Islam is really beautiful, how you can the brotherhood of Islam, how you can travel everywhere in the Muslim world, and you find people who you love each other for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada.

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Number two, the uniformity of Islam is also incredible. You can land in Nigeria, you can land in Malaysia, you can land in Bangladesh, you can land in Guyana, you can go anywhere in the Muslim world, and you can walk into a masjid, and it'll be 1pm. And you will know the prayer that they're praying is south of Lahore, and you know that it's going to be for like us, and you know that it's going to be silent. And then it's going to be consistent with everything else in the world. And Muslim is going to be three o'clock eyes and it's going to be the first two are out loud. And the last one is silence that's everywhere in the Muslim world. And that of course, you know, sometimes

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we look at what's different, but we forget the 99% or the 98% that is consistent that is practiced by all Muslims that hamdulillah so in any case today we had talked about the idea of of Allah hijab and there's a slight change in the program for tonight inshallah to Allah and that's because there was a question that was posed cello we'll get to Allah has AB the story of Allah has up soon. And Charlotte, either one of these Friday Night Lights this month, but there was a question that was a little bit more urgent.

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And so I want you to indulge me in this, this topic. And that topic is one that's been posed a question that's been posted a lot of times over the past two months. And that is,

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what is the wisdom of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, in allowing for what is happening to happen? What is the wisdom of Allah subhana data in allowing for what is happening to happen? And so I wanted to begin by just

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answering this question, but before answering this question, going back to what we believe about Allah subhanaw taala you know, the province of Elijah said love, he says

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that NSA you do on it, whether the interviewer will pm it well as I am the master of the children of Adam, on the day of judgment, and I'm not saying this out of pride, dumb woman doing that anyway, okay. I'm Adam, and everyone after him, is going to be under my banner on the Day of Judgment. They're all done. The entire world is going to be behind the banner of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, and he says his banner is going to be what will happen, it's going to be in the banner of praise,

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the banner of praise.

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And so the scholars they asked him, they said, Why is the province of Elijah Selim carrying the banner of Praise ye al Hamd, in particular, and they said, Because Rasulullah sallallahu sallam was the person who praised Allah the most and his ummah is the Ummah that praises Allah the most. his ummah is the OMA that praises Allah the most quick example, when you experience the best day of your life, what do you say?

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Said Hamdulillah. When you experience the worst day of your life, what do you say?

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You said hamdulillah isn't that peculiar, you say to Allah belongs all praise even when you've gotten a flat tire even when you've lost your job or even when you got a diagnosis or even when you've lost a loved one, you go through incredible pain, and you still say and hamdulillah All praise is due to Allah. You know,

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a lot of why non Muslims have been reading the Quran in the past couple of weeks is because they're seeing Palestinians go through what they're going through. And they don't understand they can't process how a person is losing not one member of their family, but 10 or 20 members of their family and they're still praising God

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How does that work? And why do Muslims praise God even when

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that which is valuable to them in fact that which is most valuable to them is taken away whether it's their loved ones whether it's their health whether it's their wealth Why do Muslims say Alhamdulillah in all of those circumstances you tell me why

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because of what

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because of your intent your content okay so your content Why are you content

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Yes sir.

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So to Allah belongs where he gives it to him belongs where he takes okay what else

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there's a wisdom behind it great what else?

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It's destiny it was written what else

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okay, except it's contentment. What else?

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Okay, whatever happens is good for that person. What else? Keep them coming?

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I only know so much Allah Subhana Allah Allah knows more. What else?

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Okay, so the blessing of Islam is greater than any calamity. What else? Anything else? There's a lot more by the way.

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Allah has the best of planners.

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Every hardship comes with ease. Very good.

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So you see, everything that you've mentioned, is something that you believe about Allah subhanaw taala everything. So I believe they love him, I absolutely love him. I believe that this is the property of Allah he get he loaned it to me. I believe that Allah is the wise, I believe that Allah knows better. I believe that Allah has something better for me, I believe I believe every reaction that was described just now is powered by something that I know of Allah. And so the reason why Muslims are able to absorb the pains that life come with, is because that life comes with is because of what we know about Allah. The more a person knows about Allah subhana, Allah, the more they're

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able to figure out and map this existence that we call life. And so because we know Allah the most, there is no OMA that knows Allah more vividly knows God more vividly than the Muslim community. There's no Ummah that knows. And I've given an example that I've shared, I don't know if I've shared it here, but I've shared it many times before. And that is, I was giving a presentation about Jesus and Islam at a at a university. And the MSA, it was in Islam awareness, a week event, they had invited many groups on campus to come and attend this lecture. And so one of the Christian groups on campus was there. And after the session, they sat around with me at a table. And they were asking me

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questions, and the girl who was leading the questions, she was very intelligent. And she finally says to me, what is your favorite attribute of God? What is your favorite attribute of God?

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So I said, this is a great question. How about we go around the table? And everybody answer, and they're all from that Christian group. So one of them says, what I love the most is that God looks after me. Another one said, what I love the most is that God is love. Another one said, what I love the most is that God is beautiful.

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And I kept going, and their

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love of God revolved around these two attributes that God is love. God is beautiful. God takes care of me. When he came to me, I said, they said, now what is your favorite attribute of God? And I said, before I answer that question, I just want to point out that you said, God is beautiful. We have a name for that. We have a name for that.

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They're like, What do you mean, we have a name for that? Like, no, no, hold on. You say God takes care of me. We have a name for that called a ROB.

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And you said that God is love, we have a name for that, and we'll do it.

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And they're all looking at me like what do you mean we have names for God? And then I really want it to flex. So I said, watch this. Allah Rahmani Raheem and medical producers Salam and minima humanizes at the bottom of the Capitol conical bottoms out of Africa. And when I tell you like jaws were on the table,

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but that made me realize something. You take a 10 year old kid, a seven year old kid, an eight year old kid from the Muslim community and they will be able to draw figuratively a more vivid picture of God than people from any other community because there is no community that God has described himself to, as vividly as to the Muslim community by studying the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala. Every name that we study gives us access to Allah subhana wa Tada. And so the more you want to know, Allah, simply study His names. This is a long introduction to say we're going to go over one of His Names tonight.

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And that is the name of Allah al Hakim, Al Hakim,

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the wise. So when a person asks What is the wisdom of Allah and people going through what they're going through? We say, number one, before we can open up the door to answer some of those wisdoms that Allah mentions in the Quran and Sunnah. We have to unlock one of his names, and that name is Al Hakim, the wise.

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What is hikmah? What is hikmah? First of all, hikma is something that is beyond knowledge. Wisdom is beyond knowledge. Wisdom, is knowing how to apply knowledge. It is knowing how to apply knowledge. Allah is alive, he's knowledgeable, but wisdom is knowing where to put that knowledge to get the outcome that is desired.

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As the saying goes, knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. And wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Knowing where to put that tomato.

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I give you another example. You have a person who might know a lot about cars, you might have. Let's say we have a 17 year old girl, let's say here, Ms. Fathima. She's been saving up money since she was 14 years old because she wants to get a car.

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And at 17 years old, she finally gets her license is 17 years old, the the is that the age to get a license 16 Okay, well, that's her too early. So let's say 17. So 17 years old, she gets her license, she has been saving up money since she was like 13 or 14. Now she's got, let's say

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$1,000 $9,000 for a car.

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She has an older brother, his name is Ahmed. He's 21 years old. He knows everything about cars. He knows everything there is to know about cars. So she says to me, she says, What is the best card that I can get on the market for $9,000. And I'm gonna tell her for the best for $9,000 is the best car that you can get on the market. It's okay to get it tells her what exactly what kind of car and she goes, she buys that car.

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She asked somebody who has knowledge.

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Now, if she had asked her uncle Rama

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and her uncle Omar

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has, you know, he's he's like 50 years old.

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He doesn't just have knowledge, but he has wisdom.

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And when she says to him, what's the best car that I can get for $9,000? What does he tell her? He says, Don't spend $9,000. You just got your license,

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get a clunker. Because most likely, you are going to bank up this car.

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Don't spend all of your money. Learn how to drive, spend a fraction of that spend 1000 $2,000 Go and buy yourself something that you can bank up. And lo and behold, first two weeks she crashes her car.

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How has she listened to her uncle Rama, she would have had $7,000 left for her to continue to invest. That is the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Wisdom is knowing how to apply knowledge to get the desired outcome.

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And Allah subhanaw taala is the wise.

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Allah subhanaw taala is the wise and the scholars mentioned the wisdom of Allah subhana data in many things.

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And we're going to go over some of those examples a shot left out.

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Number one,

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eminent theme, starts us off hot.

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And he says what is the wisdom of Allah Subhana Allah in the corruption of the rulers. You look throughout the Muslim world, even now, and I'm gonna claim is talking about this hundreds of years ago, the wisdom of Allah subhana data and the corruption of reason you look and you say, look at all of these Muslim countries, look at all of these Muslim rulers. Why are they so corrupt?

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How is it that every Muslim country, the rulers are corrupt? Not every Muslim country, but you get what I mean? Sometimes it feels like every Muslim country,

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in no time talks about this. And he says that of the wisdom of the corruption of the rulers, is that the people see their corruption personified in the persona of the ruler themselves,

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that their own physical corruption or their own spiritual corruption is manifested in the persona of the ruler.

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He says it is not possible that you have a people who are righteous and the wicked rule over them.

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And it is not possible that you have a people who are wicked and the righteous rule over them that's not the case.

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But Allah Subhana Allah data shows them their wickedness in the person

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gonna have the ruler.

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So then a question has to be asked and he no team says, if you have a people who are wicked, they're not going to have a Boba chronometer ruling over them, much less Maui or even those, even those less than that. You're not going to have that and

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it becomes something that we have to ask ourselves.

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If the ruler oppresses, do I press

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if the ruler cheats, do it, do I cheat in work? Do I cheat in school? Do I cheat when it comes to my salary? Do I cheat when it comes to the halal or haram that I bring home income that I feed to my family? The ruler simply becomes a manifestation of our physical existence. And so that is one of the wisdoms

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when ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada rectify our affairs,

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if no claim that says the hikma of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah in forgetfulness

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that we forget him. No, he says that if it wasn't for the fact that we forgot, no pain would ever subside. And no injury would ever be forgiven.

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You know, if you ask any wife while she's pregnant, would you like to have another kid? She'll say never.

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This is the last one. And then months go by, and the kid becomes cute. And she forgets the pain of pregnancy. And she looks back and she says Shala you know, let's have another one.

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But you know, claim is absolutely right. A person may go through the loss of a loved one. And in that moment, out of loyalty for the loved one, they don't want that pain to ever subside.

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They want it to stay that wound to stay as fresh as the first day. But if no claim says that if that were the case, then that pain would never a bet it would it would always stay. If not for forgetfulness. And the reality is we are going to forget because we have to move on.

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You can't grieve like you grieved on the first day every day for the rest of your life. Why not submit inside an LLC, and a human being was simply called an inside because of their forgetfulness, but also he says no injury would ever be forgiven. How could you forgive a person? If that pain didn't subside? Yes, it might take you a week or two weeks or a month or two months or six months. But the pain eventually those the pain of that for betrayal, the pain of that insult, the pain of that harm, the pain of that injury eventually dulls of subsides, otherwise we'd never be able to forgive each other. So he says that is one of the wisdoms of forgetfulness.

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And he says the wisdom of Allah subhanaw taala with regards to calamities, and this is a big section here, the wisdom of Allah with regards to calamity. So this is this is what we wanted to talk about. One of the wisdoms number one of Allah subhanaw taala with regards to calamities, even before that, I want to ask you, what are some of the wisdoms that question gets asked to you? What are some of the wisdoms of Allah when it guards to the calamities and the pain that we see people going through in Palestine or elsewhere? What do you have

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people who go through such pain, what do you have? Yes.

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They go through incredible reward, by their suffering, the prophets of Allah to send them says that when the people of Ebola the people who are who go through calamities when they are being rewarded on the Day of Judgment, those who did not go through those calamities will wish that they were skinned in the dunya

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because of what they see of the distribution of reward, they will wish that they had experienced that absolutely anything else. Or what else rather what do you see yes Raya?

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Absolutely it could be a wake up call for them. Allah subhana wa Tada says verhaal Fussa Phil burry will barely be Maximus ad NAS Luzia Cahoon Baba Lydia Emilio. Allah says corruption has appeared in the land and the sea, due to what people's hands have brought, that he gives them a taste of what they have done. Laszlo noted your own, perhaps they may return to Allah. So the point of you experiencing what your own hands have put out into this world, or what we've collectively put out into this world, is so that we may return back to Allah subhanaw taala. He doesn't take he doesn't give us back everything that we've put out. He says to give them a portion of what they have done

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that they may return. So

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number one,

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It is a pathway to Paradise. Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in Surah Al Baqarah M has given to him and that holy Jana, do you think that you're going to enter Jannah? Well, I'm my ethical methodology. Anna Holloman copula come before you experience what those who existed before you experienced mosquito MULBAH over Dora was zero Hatay Akula, Rasulullah, Ladin, Amman, Houma. They were tested with harm in their bodies and in their wealth, and they were shaken. The result is an earthquake

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they were shaking. It's like they experienced their own personal earthquake, they were shaking their world was turned upside down until the messenger and those who believed with him say metaanalysis Allah, what is the help of Allah going to come? And Allah says Allah in NA masala curry verily Allah's help is near. Number two.

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It is a pathway to authority in the land. Mr. Machete was asked, what is better? A euteller A Roger Numurkah what is better than a person be tested with calamities? Or that a person be given authority in the land which one is better? Like is it better for you to have authority and power and be grateful? Or is it better for you to not have these things be oppressed, and be patient and endure? And Imam Shafi Says law you makin Hatter euteller He says that that person will not be given authority until they are tested.

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Because Adam was tested a new one who was tested and Ibrahim was tested and Musa was tested and it isa was tested. And Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam was tested. They all went through trials that Allah subhanaw taala says what you may know him in Mateja doing a B Emelina lemma Sabado. What kind of be it are you Quran? Allah Subhana Allah says, and we made from amongst them that ima leaders? Yeah, do not be Emelina guiding by our path guiding by Our command. When did they become leaders? When did they have that authority? Allah says Allah Moussa battle, when they endured, they had to walk through fire first. You have to walk through fire first, you have to go through the problems. First.

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You have to rise to the occasion first walk out will be it now you're clean. And they used to believe in our signs. They endured, and they believed in our science. And that's why the Scholars they said these two qualities are the qualities that make an imam if indeed, number one is sovereign endurance, perseverance, resilience, and that is in the face of Shekhawati desires. And then you have certainty, which is in the face of doubts, so they are protected from Shaohua. They're protected from desires with their suburb and they are protected they are protected from Shewhart doubts with their certainty.

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have the

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fruits are the benefits of calamities is to protect the believer and to remove from them the impurities of the munafo Clean around them. So it is to separate the believers from the hypocrites. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what a wn Nakhodka analemma Mujahideen Amin como Savarin when a blue cabal Rockman, Salton Hamad, Allah says and we will test you until we know the Mujahideen from amongst you and wasabi and those who endure and we know your affairs. And so it becomes a means of separation between those who are sincere and those who are not. And you see, even in these past two months, you see those who showed up. You see those who support you see those who care, you see those

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who make dua, you see those who are concerned for their brothers and sisters, and you see those who don't, or you see those who even actively work against them because it is not in their personal interests, or their communal interests.

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And so Allah subhanho data says, We will test you until we know those who are sincere, those who are the Mujahideen of slavery, and those who aren't, and also

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a great great manifestation and benefit of calamities is going through a different type of servitude to Allah. And that is the servitude of a Baraka, the servitude of pain and subjugation and hardship.

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We all know that when we are going through pain and calamity and distress, that our Salah tastes different, our tastes different. Our worship to Allah subhana data tastes different, doesn't it? Isn't they're all different.

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And we may love

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I mean, we don't want problems. Nobody wants problems.

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And but we look back on the times when we were going through incredible hardship.

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And we don't miss the hardship. We don't miss the test. But we miss the sweetness. And we look back on those days and we say subhanallah during those days, I felt so close to Allah subhanaw taala I felt like I was being guided. I felt like my footsteps were being guided to help Jude was so easy waking up in the last third of the night was so easy. reading the Quran was so easy to add was so passionate, it was so present, the tears were flowing, the heart was breaking. I felt so close to Allah subhanaw taala when I was going through the hardship, and the scholars mentioned this, they say

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that of the manifestations when Allah Subhana Allah says, in a manner as to do Salah that with hardship comes ease. They say that one of the immediate eases that Allah subhanaw taala gives you in every hardship is access to him and closeness to him.

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And so you are walking,

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being guided by Allah subhanaw taala being protected by ALLAH SubhanA data with ALLAH SubhanA data as you're going through the hardship, that is part of the ease that Allah subhanaw taala gives you with every hardship.

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And the last thing that I'll mention as far as one of the benefits

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of going through these calamities is simply this, that Allah subhanaw taala told us from the beginning, that this is one of the aspects that is part and parcel of the human experience.

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Allah Subhana Allah says in the first verse of certain acabou, second verse of sorts, and uncovered, and if meme assay by NASA Utako yopu Menachem lifetime, do the people think that they will be left alone saying we believe and they will not be tested? Every exam that you've ever had in your life? had problems that you have to solve? So why would we think that this life? That is not there is a life of tests? It is a test? How could it not have problems? Of course, it's going to have problems.

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Mr. McCarthy, he says, in explaining the verse, look at the Halacha in Santa Fe covered we've, we've created man to be in a state of problems. He goes through, you can go back to his stuff said he goes through every stage of human life. And he says that when you the first stage of problems that you go through is the cutting of your umbilical cord.

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And then you go through the the the weaning, and then you go through the coming the T thing. And then you come through this school, we look back at school and we think school was just all school was so easy

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to be a kid again. But if you were to go and interview these kids right now and say is your life hard? They'll say yes.

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I've got homework, I've got teachers, I've got to wake up at seven o'clock in the morning or six o'clock in the morning. I have this I have Dad, I don't get to do what I want got bullies got all sorts of things. They have to navigate. They've got problems too.

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And then the mom will come to me says Then he goes after that. After he describes my limo Hey, but I had the the scariness of teachers and exams and all of these types of things. Then you go through the problems of Zoa Ouch, got to get married. And that's a big problem. And then he says after that has been a puzzle. And remember when you when you talk to single people, some of them they act like the biggest problem in their life is that they're not married.

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And you tell them, Listen, relax, doesn't get easier.

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The lady there, then they get married. And then they realize that one person's problems became two people's problems. And then they have children and the problems multiply.

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And then he says be not so then I gotta buy a house. And then he describes after that now I finally got married, I have my kids, I bought a house, everything you know, then a person's health starts to fail. He says that and then after that it's the weakness of the knees and the pain in the in the molar teeth.

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And then you continue to become further and further into the system and motiva radical Kulia and then after all of that is death. And the construction of the grave and its darkness and the questioning of the angels and the resurrection, had that stalker reveal color image in general enough enough until they finally enter into an eternal abode, either paradise or the hellfire. But this entire experience is one of covet it is all one of difficulty and hardship.

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But then there's another question that is asked, which is what then about the delay? What is the wisdom of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah in the delay of our dua.

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You have to believe that in the past two months, millions of dollars have been lifted to the heavens.

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Millions of us have been lifted to the Heavens asking for ease mammoth, can you grab me those napkins?

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Millions of dollars have been lifted to the Heavens asking for

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ease for our brothers and sisters in philosophy.

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How many people going through the loss of their family members in follow stages?

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How many people going through the loss of their family members? How many people in Omaha how many people have to head to how many people on Fridays like today? How many people with hearts that are breaking, watching videos making glass to Allah subhanaw taala? How can all of these guys be delayed? What is the wisdom of Allah Subhana Allah in these two has been to date, we spoke about this as well. And there are a number of things that we should pay attention to.

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Number one

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to increase the reward of the Muslim community, Allah Subhana Allah says in the facade your own digital home blade ASAP. Allah says those who endure very word is given without Aesop.

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There is nothing that Allah Subhana Allah gives the reward of without ASAP like so.

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And so Allah Subhana Allah loves those who endure and he loves the patient. Number two,

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to manifest our complete servitude to Allah subhanaw taala.

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For us to experience that in hardship for us to continue to experience that in distress for us to continue to call upon Allah subhana data to not fatigue, you know the province that will lie to us and it says you said Jabalia, Hajikko mana, yeah Jim, that a person's due out will be responded to as long as they are not hasty. They said yeah Rasul Allah, what is hastiness? He said that a person said, I called upon Allah subhanaw taala. And it is, it was not responded to.

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Number three.

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It may be that in your DUA being actualized, is actually harmful for you.

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Allah Subhana Allah Dionysus will insert we surely do Allah who will hear that a person may call upon Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for harm to them, like they call upon Allah for good. And I think, you know, there's the story of the boy in the butterfly.

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boy sees a butterfly, trying to break out of the cocoon.

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And the butterfly is struggling so hard. So what does he do, he cuts open the cocoon so that the butterfly can come out, he helps the butterfly.

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And as he's observing the butterfly, he sees that the butterfly does not fly, it can barely drag itself on the ground, it can't take off.

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So what he learns is that the butterfly struggling to break free from the cocoon was actually a necessary part of its development, to strengthen its body so that it's able to actually live a healthy life. Similarly, there might be times when we are making dua to Allah subhanaw taala for something and it just isn't ready for us yet. Or we are not ready for it to be actualized yet, how many a person is making dua to Allah subhanaw taala at 21 years old, Oh Allah, please allow me to get married, and you're not married, you're not ready to be married at 21. When when they get married at 25, or 30, or 35, or whenever it is that they get married, they look back and they say

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Alhamdulillah, that Allah subhanaw taala didn't respond to my dua because the person that I was that I wanted to marry was crazy. Like that was not the right person for me at all. Or I was not the right person. I was not ready to be married, I wasn't the right person at that age.

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And so the delay of a person's drought, ALLAH SubhanA data says, Well, you Oh, Allah, yeah. And then one two minutes and ALLAH knows and you do not know.

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It may be that you desire something, and it's bad for you, it may be that you hate something and it is good for you and Allah Subhana Allah knows and you do not know. And so

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so that a person can seek out what are the things that I haven't done yet?

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What are some of the things that I haven't done yet to actualize? My dua being manifested in the way that I want? Or there's are there some sense that I still haven't repented from?

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Are there some manifestations of Tawakkol?

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Some boxes that we still haven't checked? Are there some things that we still haven't done as a Muslim community that we haven't developed? And if we were to sit down, and we were to ask, what are the steps

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for authority for strength in the Muslim community that we still are weak in? I'm sure we'd be able to come up with a very, very significant list. There are many many aspects that we

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are very, very short. And

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so how can you have victory if you haven't done everything that you've that you've been that you're supposed to do? How do you have victory if you haven't actually set aside or put aside the effort to secure victory through the tools that ALLAH SubhanA danas placed in the hook. But today we talked about what took what is true to Oculus, ALLAH SubhanA data is that you cross your eyes and you dot your T's, and you make you rely on Allah subhanaw taala. But if you haven't dotted your I's and cross your t's, we're still in OMA very much, that is living off of passion, living off of courage and living off a passion. But it's not living off of strategy. And it's not living off of

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intelligence. And it's not living off of actual groundwork, grassroots effort.

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And talk to anybody who's a leader in the Muslim community, and they'll tell you the same talk to any of our organizations, and they'll tell you the same.

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And so there might be things still, that are missing incredibly important pieces that we need to seek out. And we need to actually work on and we need to develop for us to see that which we want so badly.

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And then

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there's a lot more, but I'll just say, a last one is a person may have closed the door of a Java of manifestations of their drought, with since with since

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over the top of the law and who is the great Khalifa.

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And He is the great scholar amongst the companions, and he's one of the most influential people who ever lived. And he is that person who empires fell at his feet, the Romans and the Persian superpowers of this world. But it's not just about what happened under the fade off of it. But it is also about how it happened. And what did it oh my God, Allah, Allah who understand. And you will find that Omar, who used to write letters to his generals, and he used to say in the mountain saloon, Amina sama.

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He would say you are given victory because of the heavens, you are given victory from the heavens, you're not given victory from Earth. It's not my material resources that are giving you victory. It's not your army. It is from Allah subhanaw taala. And so he said, you only win because you sinned less than your enemy. Use and you said less than your opposing army. And so, if you become equal to them in sin, then it will go both of you will cancel each other out and it will go back to whoever has better resources, better preparation. And the Muslims never outnumbered the Persians. They never outnumbered the Romans. They never had more money or resources

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than the Romans or the Persians, the Muslims who simply superseded them in faith.

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They had more support from Allah subhanaw taala and they had bigger hearts and that is what a lot of the Latin understood and so it is possible that our drives are delayed in our lives because of our sins. And you know, the Hadith as reported by Muslim the hadith of Ebola the Allah and who, where he describes the Missoula Salah light SLM describes a man who had been traveling for a long time, as sure as everybody I'm looking at the heat in the summer, dusty and disheveled, raising his hands towards the summit saying y'all Rob we are up

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when this food is haram

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and his drink is Hollub and his nourishment is haram and how could that do not be accepted? How could that not be accepted?

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So lastly, how do we interact with this name of Allah Subhana Allah Al Hakim, the wise a couple of things. Number one, is what our brother began this session talking about being content with what Allah subhanaw taala

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if I know that all of this is coming from a Lord who is wise, then I am comfortable with what Allah subhanaw taala decrease. Mr. Machete says that in a yarmulke Aluma Tasha, what they've been have said either Hakim al cabo. Well, as he had this as a Lally family, how are they dunya Baja.

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He says, Let the days do as they please. And be optimistic when Destiny decrease. Don't despair over events of days past because the events of this world were never meant to last. I am contented with what Allah Subhana Allah added decrease.

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Number two, that a person asked Allah subhanaw taala for wisdom.

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Whether you did hikma pocket, OT or heyland cathedra ALLAH SubhanA data says, Whoever is given wisdom, they have been given incredible bounty. Wisdom is something that is given. Yes, a person can learn wisdom by being in the company of the wise.

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You learn wisdom for sure. But there is an aspect of it that is gifted by ALLAH SubhanA data. And that's why one of the wisest people that I knew growing up growing up, he was a 14 year old kid. I was 13 and he was four

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80 but man this guy's answers when we talk he was so wise and it was a gift that Allah subhanaw taala gave him

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but asking Allah subhanaw taala for wisdom

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especially in times of fitna, in specially in times of conflict, this particular conflict is a conflict that there is no differences of opinion about It's as clear as night and day. Even though it's not a conflict, it's an occupation.

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But when there is conflict in many other countries when there is conflict in our communities, one of the greatest things that a person should ask Allah subhanaw taala for always, is guidance and basura guidance and Masirah and wisdom.

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Thank you,

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as I told him, that you may know

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how to wisely walk, how to wisely lead, how to wisely lead your organizations or your groups or your communities or even lead your own family or lead yourself to ask ALLAH SubhanA data for wisdom

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and ALLAH SubhanA data knows best so these are a couple of things with regards to the name of Allah subhanaw taala keep any questions or comments inshallah data before we add ZACK

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I know I had a cold but did you guys understand anything I was saying?

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Okay, good. Just checking in Sharla

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any any questions or or Highland got the microphone or fella

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the legend

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suddenly come south. So you know that hadith about when you are pricked by a even a thorn, and Allah expiate your sin and

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yes, I am wanting to find out about

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injuries, things that happen to us.

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I'm trying to relate that thorn to injuries that may happen to us how is that looked upon,

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it lead to the Hadith even more rewarding.

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The Prophet SAW Selim gives a pricking of a thorn, as an indication of even the most subtle thing, even the smallest thing. So the tearing of an ACL is even more rewardable. Right? If a person is patient, any discomfort that a believer goes through any hardship they are rewarded for.

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So if it's a it's a lot, it's a higher hardship,

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then it's even more reward and it's even more source of purification for them. And that's why when a person is sick or something we say to them to hold on to Cha Allah and purification Inshallah, that is the purification for you. Absolutely. The more hardship a person goes through the more purification it is, I never know. The Rasulullah sallallahu sunnah mentioned something sorry, by the way that I forgot to mention which is the Allah Subhana Allah may love a particular reg for a person, a particular station for them in Jannah, but their actions do not bring them up to that station. So what does Allah subhana data do? He then bestows or he gives them he tests them with a

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And then gives them the ability to be patient and through their patients, they ascend to the place of Allah subhanaw taala wanted for them in Jannah.

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And Allah Lana's missed

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some hiking, Zach, go ahead. I

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just had a minor comment. And I think part of it is that a lot of times when we look at things on a world level on a global scale, we look at things in our lifetime. We look at things in terms of months or years. Yes, and we forget really, the history of of change really takes generations.

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Absolutely. And we forget, you know, things are on the timescale that a lot they decrease, not necessarily on the timescale that we would like to see or that we live to see.

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Absolutely. It's not anything that might necessarily take a month or two months. When Rasulullah sallallahu sallam was approached by the companions and mechanism allotted to Allah, Allah to sponsor Lana, they said, Ya rasool Allah, they were being persecuted. Why don't you make that for us? Why don't you ask Allah to support us? Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam sat up and he said, There was a time those who before you, a person would be laid on the ground and he would be sawed in half alive.

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And that would not make them leave their religion. Allah subhana dialer will perfect this he will complete this affair until a woman is able to walk from Santa

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that a woman will be able to travel basically not fearing anyone, but Allah subhana data and the walls of her sheep, but rather you are a people who are being hasty. There will come a time when when security will be established and you won't be persecuted. And obviously that took years. That took years. Yes.

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And then when they come up with a lot

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so in regards to like calamities, right, and you said that a person will be tested through calamities, would a person get the same reward from being tested to their desires as well, because sometimes people are tested through calamities and other countries, right. But people in America, they're not often tested through calamity, they're often tested through their desires. So would a person be able to get the same reward or had the same opportunities as someone in a different country? Allah Subhana Allah knows best I don't know, I don't know like, is the suffering. Everybody has their own tests. And Allah subhanaw taala tests everyone based on what he knows of that. So and

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Hamdulillah. Our test is a test of opulence. It's the test of fitna, it's the test of, you know, living in a society where everything in the world is halal, and encouraged and enticing and all of that type of stuff. And that's not a small fitna, by the way, that's a very, very, very big fitna.

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And in some ways, you could argue that that is a higher level of patience, because when the scholars talk about patience, they mentioned three levels of patients. Number one is the patients of Albula. The second is the patients and and Mausi, avoiding sins. And the third, which is the highest level of patience as patients in the worship of Allah subhanaw taala. And so they give the example of use of being thrown in the well and they say that usif 's patients in the well is less than his patients in the house of Allah Azeez because when I have the option to exercise impatience, or when I have the opposite option to opt out of being patient, right by committing a sin, that is a higher level

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than patients and a calamity because I can't change the reality around me.

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That being said, Allah subhana data knows best.

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I don't care too much about comparing my hardship with the hardship of anybody else. I simply have to navigate what Allah subhanaw taala has given me of tests