And victory comes
Channel: Ammar Alshukry
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All praise is due to Allah Who is magnificent in his essence, perfect in his attributes undeniable in His presence. All praise is due to Allah Who has the most magnificent names a praise that is forever for him a praise that eternally remains may send peace and blessings in their most perfect fashion. He sent greetings and salutations that are complete and everlasting upon the best of his creation. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made perfect his rank and elevate his station for he taught us what we did not know. And he gave and he gave and he gave because he loved us. So
Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says in the Quran, oh you believe fear Allah as he deserves to be feared and do not die except in the state of Islam. And Allah says, all mankind, Fear your Lord who created you from a single soul and produce from that so it's me, and made from their combination many men and women. So Fear your Lord whom you ask each other by and by the ties of kinship, verily, Allah is Ever Watchful over you. And Allah says, Oh, you who believe, fear Allah and say that which is correct, he will correct for you your sins and forgive you, he will correct for you your deeds and forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, then they are indeed victorious,
they are successful, to proceed.
It has been a very trying three weeks for all of us.
And I wanted as we
in incredible pain, as an ummah of children,
is attacked with no respite in Gaza.
I connected more deeply with a hadith that I've read, I don't know how many times in my life.
And I believe we're all experiencing that, where people are reading the Quran, and they are connecting with verses as if they are seeing them for the first time, as if layers are becoming unraveled to them for the first time, because they are seeing these verses, while experiencing just a fraction of the intensity that these verses were revealed regarding. And so people two weeks ago were passing around, verses from from Surah and Emraan.
About how Allah Subhana Allah selects and chooses those who are martyred and do not even think to call them dead. Rather they are alive with Allah Subhana Allah
and beyond the Muslim community, non Muslims are beginning to look at the Quran because of what they see of Iman and for K it's unbelievable this faith, this resilience that the people in Palestine have what could be causing them to say All praise is due to God even as they're holding up their dead children.
And so we're connecting with the Quran and we're connecting with the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallaahu Selim at a different level and today I want to present a hadith
that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam presented to a child.
And many times when you're reading this hadith, the commentary will say, look at this great, great Hadith that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave to even Abbas was only nine or 10 years old. But now as we're watching what is unfolding and Versa, we're saying, look at the wisdom of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that he gave this hadith to a nine year old. And in fact, it is a Hadith that we wish all of the children of ones that have memorized. In fact, we wish that it is at least that all of our children have memorized including everybody here. And it is the great Hadith that Imam nawawi puts as the 17th Hadith in his collection actually the 19th Hadith in his collection of
the 40 Hadith it's the hadith of Timothy Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam says to me and Ibis he says yeah, hola. Ini y Limca tellement. He says, Oh young boy. I am teaching you some words. I am teaching you some words. And I want you to walk away with these words because the province little light is said lamb had it been abuzz riding with him. And he made it a point to teach this young boy these words and even Ibis made it a point to teach the world these words. He says that for the law. Yeah. For like, yeah for the law. They did to to Jack. He says,
preserve Allah and Allah will preserve you.
Preserve the commands of Allah meaning and you will find ALLAH SubhanA dialler preserving you.
Guard the commandments of Allah in your life. And you will find ALLAH SubhanA data with you know Allah during the good times. And Allah subhana data will tell you when it's difficult when your life gets turned upside down, because the reality is, every single one of us is going to go
through trials, there's no one who's gonna have a perfect existence on this earth. Because Allah subhanho data did not create the earth to be a perfect existence for anybody, ALLAH SubhanA data swears in fact, in the Quran by the opposite. He says Luxi will be either better one day longer handle better, why the warmer weather inside Africa, but we've created mankind to be in a state of problems.
You're in college. Now, every single person here has problems. Every single I don't need to know you to know you have problems because you're a human being. And you have problems when you were in high school too. And you might look forward to graduating because you might have the fantasy, if you entertain the fantasy, that your problems are going to go away because now you're going to be making money and you're not going to be working for free anymore. You're going to have problems as an employee, or you're going to have problems as an entrepreneur. And then when you're single, you think that all of your problems are because you're single, you need to get married, I need to get
married, then you get married and you find out that you've replaced one person's problems for two.
And then it gets multiplied by the amount of children that you have. And then it just goes on and on and on and on. There's nobody who is problem free because ALLAH SubhanA data designed the dunya to be full of problems. But guess what, there are people who when they have problems,
they have a relationship with Allah subhanho data so they can call on Allah. Rasool Allah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah is an abscess, preserve the commands of Allah, you will find Allah Subhana Allah with you, Allah subhana data tells us about the story of Yunus when he's in the whale. Allah says if it were not for the fact that he was from and who said the Eid, then that'd be savvy button hit enter your new bathroom, if it wasn't for the fact that you and this was from the people who makes this beer. If it wasn't for the fact that he had invested in a relationship with Allah subhana wa Tada from before he would have stayed and resided in the belly of the whale until the day of
But he had that relationship, he had that credit. And so the time to worship Allah subhanaw taala is not after you get the diagnosis. And after someone dies in your family, and after you go bankrupt, that's not the time to invest. The time to invest in a relationship with Allah subhanho data is when you're secure, and you're healthy, and life is good, and your family is good. That's the time to invest in a relationship with Allah Subhana Allah data. But what if I'm turning around after all of these problems, then the beautiful thing is that Allah subhanho data is Forgiving and Merciful. And whenever you turn back to Allah Subhana Allah Allah accepts, but that's not the ideal for us ideal
is that I invest heavily in the relationship with Allah subhana to Allah, and then Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam says,
yeah, for the love that you do to Jack, either CELT first, Allah will either stand first and Billa Rasulullah sallallahu SLM says, if you ask anyone, ask Allah.
How many problems do you have, that you ask people for help with? Maybe you're graduating this year, and you're looking for people to help you get employed. And so you're knocking on this person's door and all these connections that you've made and all of these internships that you've done, you're knocking on these people's doors so that you can be able to turn that into a job opportunity for yourself.
And yet, Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam says, if you ask anyone, ask Allah, and if you seek the help of anyone seek the help of Allah. So ask yourself the question, how much time do I spend, asking Allah for the things that I want?
All of the things that I have, and every one of us has a list of things that we say that we want, what is my share of knocking on the door of Allah Subhana Allah? Do I wake up in tahajjud? for it? Do I make up for it in my sujood? Today is Friday. We all know that there is an hour on Friday in which your data is accepted? Do I seek it out?
Majority of scholars say that it's in the last hour of Friday do I put an alarm on my phone an hour before sunset that I sit aside for 510 minutes and I just ask ALLAH SubhanA data for assistance on that exam or to be accepted into that program or whatever it is that I'm asking ALLAH SubhanA data for to free philosophy do I set time to ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada for this Rasulullah sallallahu Sydenham says I just witness that the people who is the most enable is the person who is unable to make dua.
Rasulullah sallallahu, they seldom actually before that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. He says, and this is a formula that we should all know. He simply says Al surah. Kamala Falabella Allah says, if Allah supports you, there is no one who can overpower you. We have LUCAM and if ALLAH SubhanA, Allah were to forsake you, for men, that lady of solocom embody. Allah says who is going to support you after him? If Allah is on your side, you don't lose. That's the equation. And if Allah subhanho wa Taala for six you you can't win, even if you have every congressman, Congresswoman, every Senator, you have the president himself you have all
have the petitions, you have public support, you have the hashtags, you have everything going, but Allah subhanaw taala support is not secured. You don't win.
And so it is very important that even in our activism that we make sure that the first support we are trying to secure is that from Allah subhanaw taala. I can't tell you for me how disappointed I am when I go to a protest. And I find that the Salah is not accounted for. It's not on the program at all. Oh, it's because we're trying to make it comfortable for non Muslims. We're trying to make it we're trying to get the broadest base, the broadest coalition Hold on a second. The greatest audience is ALLAH SubhanA data. And the greatest support is ALLAH SubhanA data. Not to say we don't take the means not to say we don't create broad coalition's, but we recognize that the greatest
factor is securing the support of Allah subhanaw taala Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam says, if you ask the help of anybody, ask the help of Allah. And if you were to ask anybody, then ask Allah and then he tells this 10 year old boy, this nine year old boy, why love an ummah, lo each time who? Luca vishay know that if a nation or all nations were to gather together to harm you, they would not be able to harm you with anything more than what ALLAH SubhanA data has already written for you. And if the entire world were to gather to benefit you, they wouldn't benefit you with anything more than what ALLAH SubhanA data has already written for you.
That belief in destiny that gives you courage to let you sleep and Ilana Khattab, Allahu Lana, who are Mowlana while Allah He failure to kill him, you know, the believers say say, We will not be touched by anything more than what Allah subhanaw taala has written for us, who am Oh Lana, he is our protector. And upon Allah let the believers rely,
you know, we shouldn't walk in fear.
And please, do not be someone who spreads fear.
Allah Subhana Allah says, Elijah, I'm ruminal me Oh, will hopefully I that will be. Don't be those people. Who that whenever any information comes. That's fear inducing. They spread it.
Or security inducing, they spread it. You just are forwarding messages. I heard that this person got beat up on campus, it was because they were Muslim. Hold on a second. Maybe they're a jerk. Maybe they didn't get a beat up because they're Muslim. Maybe they were causing problems. Don't be that person who's only spreading fear.
Pause, do your research. These hearts of your believing brothers and sisters are a trust. I don't care if it's going to get you the most likes. I don't care if it's going to get shared. I don't care if you we have a natural urge to be the first person to share news. Be that person who verifies information, especially in times of crisis, that you take a moment to pause. Allah Subhana Allah data, does not design the believer to be fearful. Allah subhana data designs the believer to rely upon Allah Subhana Allah Allah. In my city, people were asking the question, should we cancel some of our day to day Masjid events?
Because of what's happening in philosophy?
And the response was they got they got was that hamdulillah you're not in Lhasa? What would you have done if you were in Lhasa?
We're halfway across the world. What do you have to be afraid of? This is a time of engagement. This is a time of conversation that hamdulillah Yes, incidents happen. But that shouldn't become the overarching narrative that we live our lives with, that you take everything into account, recognizing that at the end of the day, you have to rely upon Allah subhanaw taala nothing will afflict you other than what ALLAH SubhanA dada has written for you
was sort of lost them Elijah Selim is telling this boy that know that everything has been written. And then he says to emphasize that he says roughly it in a column where just for the sake of the pen has been lifted, and the ink has dried. But there's another version of this hadith, the version that's an epitome of the ends.
But there's another version of this hadith in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says to Allah, Allah if Allah ha yeah, if coefficient that he says not Allah during times of comfort, and Allah Subhana Allah will know you during difficulty. And then he says, Well, I am an A Muslim as sub.
This is a beautiful statement also to be inscribed in all of our hearts Rasulullah sallallahu s&m said know that Nasser victory comes with suburb what a subdomain. General translation is patients but suburb is such a bigger word than patients. It is much much much bigger suburb includes resilience
It includes perseverance. It includes discipline. It includes dedication, it includes grit, Saba is to meet obstacles and to endure.
And Rasulullah sallallahu SNM says know that victory comes with endurance. You know, if you were to take people who are successful in any field of human endeavor, any field, whether they're athletes, or whether they're academics, or whether they're entrepreneurs know, or they're politicians, no matter what field of human success, you will find that they are different in almost every factor. They're different in their intelligence, they're different in their resources. They're different in their, their opportunities even and yet, the one quality that is shared amongst all of them is something
they failed on day one, they tried again, on day two, they didn't feel like studying, they didn't feel like reviewing, they didn't feel like working out they didn't feel like they didn't feel like doing it. And whereas one person quits because they don't feel like doing it anymore, that person indoors.
And that's why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says nobody has ever been given anything more expansive or comprehensive than something.
This quality, if you can develop it, it will be the difference between a 2.0 and a 4.0. I'm telling you, it will be the difference between success in your life and failure. This one quality. We have a child psychologist named Dr. Leonard Sachs, he said, after studying who knows how many children he said the one quality that we were able to determine defines a person's success is that discipline that they've been able to acquire by the age of 12. The ability to delay gratification for the purpose of something that is higher Rasulullah sallallaahu. Selim says no, that victory comes with Southern now.
It's been three weeks since this campaign against the people of Gaza.
And I don't know what it's like here.
But I tell you, we have to have somebody
don't stop sharing.
Don't stop talking.
Don't stop protesting. Don't stop raising the alarms. After three weeks, you might find people start to drag their feet a little bit it's going on, I was down on day one, I was down on day two, I was down on day three, I was down on day four, but 20 days 21 days. And this is the crucial moment where we all have to remind each other to have software. Allah subhana data says what our soul been hacking, whatever solving so
I want you to appreciate how great of an attribute this is in securing benefit in this life and the next ad server we have to endure you know people were passing around right those verses of it I'm gonna I'm talking about the the loss that turned into a victory of course. But what does Allah subhana data and add Emraan with the last verse, Allah subhana wa Tada says, Yeah, you had a lady in espiral Oh, you who believe have several. And then he says what Saburo Saburo means to compete in Sabah for me to defeat any enemy I have to outlast them. I have to outlast them. Until we nurtured that until even Amisha. Dad was a famous famous Arab warrior
never lost the battle. And so a person asked him he said how was it that you've never lost the battle? Like what do you do that made you undefeated? He said, Let me show you. You put your finger in my mouth and I'll bite as hard as I can. And I'll put my finger in your mouth and you bite as hard as you can. Sounds like a really dumb exercise. But they do it.
This guy is getting his thumb torn to pieces by anthers molars and under is also getting his thumb bit by this guy. The guy is holding on as long as he can finally the pain is too excruciating. So what does he do he let's go
under System and under let's go to and under System. He says
I was this close to letting go. But I decided to hold on just a little bit longer. And you let go. That's why I never lose a battle.
I have the ability to endure my opponents. Allah subhana data says it's Bureau was Saburo our server the others, outlast the others. What are we to and hold fast and fast? What taco Allah and have Taqwa of Allah, Lila come to view one. If you have these two qualities if you have incredible determination, patience, perseverance. And then beyond that you have Taqwa of Allah, you're seeking Allah subhanaw taala support. If you have these two qualities you win.
And that's why Allah subhana died invokes these two qualities in Surah Al Baqarah. Allah says, Yeah, you will lay the nominal stay in when somebody was solid, twice and salted. Bacara Allah says oh, you hope
Leave, seek help in suburbs and Salah that's how you seek help. You've got calamities in your life, your world is being turned upside down. You've got two best friends. Number one is Salah, you're turning to Allah, the Salah is meant to uplift. It is it is meant to unload your burdens. Lot's of luck. It's not supposed to be a burden, you unload your burdens in the Salah. And then number two, you have endurance. You will overcome this obstacle. It too shall pass. You just need to hold on Rasulullah sallallahu SNM says Well, I must wear my sub will and then follow them I'll come when the malleus usara finally the province the lady said them says and know that relief comes with the
There's no difficulty except that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada brings ease with it, when no matter of serious law and know that with every hardship is ease. Allah subhana data swears by that in no malice Rousselot but in the motorists who used to live in the mind of the students, Allah, Allah Subhana Allah mentions use of twice. And so the scholar said with every hardship to ease his cups, so Allah subhanaw taala is bringing about ease. And so we ask Allah azza wa jal to grant us patience, to grant us perseverance and to grant us the Taqwa of Allah was the law ladies and gentlemen, Apollo Massey, Metro mostaccioli looking for stuff you don't know before, right?