Navigating The Strom

Ammar Alshukry


Channel: Ammar Alshukry

File Size: 36.37MB

Share Page


AI: Summary © The importance of preserving the commandments of Islam during difficult times is emphasized, along with the negative consequences of not wanting to avoid obligations and avoid negative consequences. The importance of protecting one's spirituality is emphasized, as well as the use of Islam for political purposes. The three levels of knowing oneself, being loved, and being loved by God are also discussed, along with the importance of knowing Jesus Christ's light and being the grace of Islam to prevent harm and avoid confusion.
AI: Transcript ©
00:00:00--> 00:00:07

fibers send MCM in Cathedral Asha de la la Hill Allah had the hula Sheikha wash I don't know Hamedan outdoor la solo salatu salam O Allah.

00:00:09--> 00:00:35

So to tonight's topic and sha Allah is called navigating the store, knowing Eliza he did it during the good times, so that he knows you during the difficult ones. And that's kind of that second part, which is what the topic is about is verbatim from the prophets of Allah Allah said love. And one of the variations of the famous hadith of Ibn Abbas in which the prophets of Allah they send them he told him in Ibis

00:00:36--> 00:00:44

definitely love him for luck. Preserve the commands of Allah and Allah will preserve you for the law. They did who to Jack? Thank you very much because I can law

00:00:45--> 00:01:24

therefore the law did you do to Jack? Preserve the commands of Allah you will find Allah azza wa jal with you it does alphas Allah if you ask then ask Allah for either stand, Mr. Biller, and if you seek the help of anyone seek the help of Allah Azza wa lemon law which demo for obj in a meal for Oka elaborate and cascata Hula, hula and know that if an entire nation were to gather to harm you they wouldn't be able to harm you except with Allah azza wa jal has already written for you and the Hadith goes on. But in a variation of this hadith, the Prophet saw the light so let me just start off in a life. Yeah, if Kofi should know Allah azza wa jal during the good times the easy times. And

00:01:24--> 00:01:32

Allah azza wa jal will know you during the difficult times, Allah azza wa jal will know you during the difficult times. And so, when you reflect on your state of blessing right now,

00:01:33--> 00:01:51

when you reflect on your health, your security, when you reflect on how things are going smooth, you may be employed, you may be in school got hamdulillah very sheltered life

00:01:53--> 00:02:40

and that is a great blessing. Then that is the time to worship Allah. That is the time to make a lot of to Allah as I get that is the time to repent to Allah that is the time to invest in having a relationship with Allah. Because Allah azza wa jal criticism criticizes those people who only raise their hands and do out when everything is going wrong. Those people who when they are now in fear of their lives when they are afraid when they are afflicted by Bharat, that is when they raise their hands and Miss supplicate to Allah azza wa jal, but the person who remembers Allah azza wa jal, even in the good times, now that is someone who is special, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, that

00:02:40--> 00:03:13

is the one whom Allah azza wa jal will know during the times of difficulty. And so we begin by the beginning of the Hadith in which the prophets of Allah they send them he says that for the law here for like, he says, preserve Allah, Allah will preserve you Well, what does it mean to preserve Allah? So the first part preserving Allah is to preserve the commandments of Allah, meaning that a person preserves the commandments of Allah and Allah azza wa jal will preserve them, preserve the commandments of Allah, meaning that the person does what Allah obligates them to do.

00:03:15--> 00:03:42

The obligatory actions, they pray their five day fast, they're Ramadan, they do that, which is obligatory, and they stay away from that which is prohibited. If something is prohibited, they stay away from it, they avoid it, they shine it. And in doing so, in just focusing on these, if a person were to just make this their focus for the year 2007 They would be

00:03:43--> 00:03:43


00:03:45--> 00:03:45

What did I say?

00:03:47--> 00:03:48


00:03:49--> 00:03:52

Okay, good, good catch. I'm just checking to see if you guys are awake.

00:03:54--> 00:04:02

2017 then that would be that would be an incredible amount of of

00:04:03--> 00:04:42

in jazz, or that would be a great step for a person to take because, you know, if a person avoids them, had him of Allah azza wa jal, they will be at calmness, and they will be better than us. They will be the best worshiper, the person who avoids haram, you know, one of the scholars he mentioned, he says, I imagine, he said good deeds are done by the righteous, and the wicked. Good deeds are done by the righteous and the wicked. But nobody avoids haram in Lhasa Deacon, except for a truthful person. This is a very powerful statement that he makes, you know what you may give in charity.

00:04:44--> 00:04:55

But the most evil person on earth will probably have some charitable organizations that they donate to, or charities that they have. Right, they given charity to. You may feed the poor.

00:04:57--> 00:05:00

People who aren't righteous may feed the poor, lots of things

00:05:00--> 00:05:21

You will do good deeds. You may pray other people pray. But what really defines a person? You know? Because when you do goodness, you sometimes are doing it and everybody who does it goodness, they get a benefit from doing goodness, there's a benefit that's, you know, they they might feel good, they might feel like they help somebody. There's some sort of

00:05:23--> 00:06:06

feel good reaction that comes to them from that. However, he says, the only person who will refrain from haram even though their desire calls them to do this, even though they would really enjoy to do that, but they still refrain themselves from that because it is haram. So they are not submitting to anyone except for Allah azza wa jal and in fact, they are doing what they would desire. Because Allah azza wa jal was otherwise it has legislated otherwise. He says the only person who's willing to do that is they said there is someone who is absolutely truthful, someone who is sincere. And so gauging yourself not just from the status of did I pray isha tonight did I pray isha and then after

00:06:06--> 00:06:42

a shower, I went and I did some crazy stuff, and then I'll be back for fidget, know, that I gauge myself. In the avoidance of since I gauge myself in the avoidance of since I worship Allah azza wa jal by performing that which is obligatory and I avoid that which is haram. That is the first step of follow Allah preserve the commandments of Allah because the commandments of Allah are commandments and prohibitions. And hence the abdulai bus he says, when you hear Yeah, you added to the inner Amaroo then then give it your ear because it is either a commandment that's about to come once you hear Yeah, you have the denominator. It's either a commandment that's going to come or it

00:06:42--> 00:06:45

is a prohibition or it is a prohibition.

00:06:46--> 00:07:25

Okay. As for the law, yeah, for like Allah azza wa jal will preserve you well, how will Allah azza wa jal preserve you? The scholars they said Allah azza wa jal will preserve you in two ways. The first is he will preserve your he will preserve you physically, he will preserve you in your dunya Allah azza wa jal will provide for you Masada have the dunya Allah azza wa jal and hence the verse where Allah azza wa jal says Allahu Akbar, to me been a day who I mean, hopefully, you're following a home in Emory law for Verona home in amarilla. Allah says there are angels from in front of them and from behind them, protecting them by the command of Allah, these angels in it, I've never

00:07:25--> 00:07:49

thought it said that every human being has angels in front of them and behind them protecting them. And so for those who think that, well, we don't have this concept of guardian angels in Islam, all you need to do is watch a YouTube video and you'll see people who, you know, there are a million of them, you a guy who's about to step out of his car and he opens the door. Or then he decides to just look back in and all of a sudden another car comes in slams.

00:07:51--> 00:07:57

Brakes that door off the car. Well, what caused that man that last second hesitation.

00:07:58--> 00:08:10

These angels that cast lots of to a person's mind. And he says to him, he says, he says in American origin, he says if every person has Medicaid, Medicaid, you have provided him in the

00:08:12--> 00:08:54

halaya. They you know, whoever. So he says that every person has two angels that protect them from other or protect them that become a barrier between them and Kedah. And then sorry, they come between them until God comes and then when other comes, they move out of the way and the other hits. And so that person who ended up getting hit by a car. That is because they're angels that we're protecting them and protect them and protecting them from everything else. When that divine decree came. They moved out of the way and they let that Divine Decree touch that person. And so he says, Mujahid Mujahid himself said the source of universe he says Mohammed Abdullah whom Allah Konya

00:08:54--> 00:09:35

father who you know me why Meenal genuine NCWIT Hawa for mommy che ne te la Cala Allahu Allah Illa che and other Allah Who fee for your sleep. He says there is not a single person except that they have angels around them. And they are protecting them in their sleep and in their wakefulness. And there is nothing that approaches them except that they say, Go back, go back until something comes that Allah as though again has wilt. And so it actually touches this person. Nonetheless, the first level here is that a person protects is protected and preserved by their obedience to the commandments of Allah. So it didn't and they're not just preserved in their physical, from accidents

00:09:35--> 00:10:00

and things like that, but they're even fit, they're preserved in their faculties. And so it has been said anecdotally, for example, by our teachers that they have not met a person who has memorized the Quran and has lost their memory in their old age because they preserved their mental faculty with their memorizing of Allah azza wa jal, his book is so Allah azza wa jal preserve their abilities and their intellectual

00:10:00--> 00:10:34

abilities later on in life and there are many others who they preserve their bodies from disobeying Allah as they did when they were young. And so Allah azza wa jal preserved their strength and he preserved their abilities and he preserved their faculties after they became older so if Allah yeah followed preserve the commandments of Allah as yet and Allah will preserve you and hence you hear the drought in which it is said we're gonna be smart, you know, I'm sorry, know what you know, other than my plate and I was on Hulu, I mean, oh Allah preserve our site and our hearing and our abilities as long as we are alive. And so one of the ways for the person who's concerned about

00:10:34--> 00:10:38

there, one of the ways for the person who's concerned about their

00:10:40--> 00:11:19

abilities and they want to have them and they want them to be preserved, is to make sure that they preserve them by preserving the commandments of Allah as though it did now. So that is the second ask for the third. Allah azza wa jal preserves that person by preserving their religion and that is the greatest Allah as yet preserves this person's religion. And so, when this person has a cause of conflict, or this person has it was squashed or this person has a difficulty or this person has a sin that is presented to them that might destroy them or destroy their religion or destroy their ACA. Allah azza wa jal protects this person and an example of that one of the greatest examples of

00:11:19--> 00:11:22

that is use of it his setup, who in the

00:11:23--> 00:12:03

when he was in the house of the wife of using the house of Allah disease in the life of Al Aziz was tempting him and use of it is that up in that state had every reason for him to fall into sin. He, he had every reason to fall into sin, and he actually had no reason and he had no way for him to not fall into sin. He was a foreigner. He wasn't even in his own land. If so, meaning, he has no support. He has no family that he can go to he has no backup. That is number one. Number two, he is not even a free person. He is not even free. He does not even have a choice. Not only that, but he's living in the house that is a prison for him the house of ISIS. Not only that, but the wife of it as

00:12:03--> 00:12:47

is his very mistress is the one who's calling him to this. Not only that, but that whole aristocratic class of women have all now agreed and they're all plotting against him. And so use of it his Scilab has every access to commit alpha and fascia and he has no way out. And yet Allah azza wa jal provides for him a way out when use of it is Salam says, Rob decisional Hubway layer we may add on any delay who a lattice provide Nikki the hospital Elaine welcome mina jehlen. He says, Oh my lord, prison is more beloved to me than what they are calling me to and if you do not, do if you do not divert me away from them, I'll be inclined to them and I will be of the ignorant. And so Allah

00:12:47--> 00:13:23

azza wa jal provides for use of her way out from that prison. So there are some people who, even in the most dire circumstances, even because Allah azza wa jal, he says, when a tequila hit, Allahu Maharaja, Allah says whoever has Taqwa of Allah, Allah will provide for them a way out. Where does Oklahoman hate to lay accessible and Allah azza wa jal will provide from them for where they did not expect. And then you have people who are the opposite. They didn't preserve the commandments of Allah. They weren't sincere with Allah azza wa jal. And so in their moment of conflict, Allah azza wa jal expose them. And that is one of the meanings of the hadith of Abdullah who have numerous

00:13:23--> 00:13:35

ruderal the Allah and when Abdullah had numerous earth, he said that also allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, In allegedly, I'm a little bit hotter my Hakuna Bay and who were they in their office, they didn't get up

00:13:36--> 00:13:43

and not fed hula. He said that a man will continue to do the actions of the people of paradise until there is nothing between them and Paradise except for

00:13:44--> 00:13:45

a hand span.

00:13:47--> 00:14:26

And then they will do the actions of the people of the hellfire and they will enter into it. And so this phrase caused a lot of people. Pause. So what are you telling me? You're telling me that a person may do the actions of the people of paradise their entire life, and then near the end of their life, the writing will overtake them, destiny will overtake them, God will overpower them. And they will do the actions of the people of the hellfire and they will enter into it. That's kind of a hard pill to swallow. You say to yourself that you're going to spend your entire life any one of us worshiping Allah pray, have developing a relationship avoiding harm our entire lives. And then when

00:14:26--> 00:14:34

we're so close to Paradise, some written pages will overtake us, some other will overtake us and it will be over the people of hellfire.

00:14:37--> 00:14:59

The scholar said no, that's not the correct understanding. Because Allah azza wa jal does not oppress anyone. And it is impossible that a person spend their entire life journeying to Allah azza wa jal, sincerely, truthfully. And then at the end of lies, we didn't let them down. It's not going to happen. Allah is not going to forsake a single soul that is sincere to him. So

00:15:00--> 00:15:13

What then is the reconciliation of this hadith? The Prophet SAW Allah they sent him in another variation. He says, we're in the logic layer I'm going to be a little Jana female Abdullah nuts in what appears to the people.

00:15:14--> 00:15:31

This person was not sincere. This person is a person who is seemed like to the people was doing the actions of the people of paradise, but they weren't doing the actions of the people of paradise. They weren't sincere. And so near the end of their life, Allah azza wa jal exposes them.

00:15:32--> 00:15:46

And so this big person or this great person, or whoever the people fought, you find that near the end of their life, they take positions, or they do that which causes people to feel or is just something that is

00:15:47--> 00:15:50

completely wrong. And then action of the people of the Hellfire.

00:15:52--> 00:16:07

And so, a person who is sincere Allah azza wa jal will not expose that person to Allah azza wa jal or protector and that is the example of use if it is set up. And that is the example of many of the righteous before us, Gaby when the medical the Allah and who he was a sincere companion. And he

00:16:08--> 00:16:47

participated in every campaign with the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam except the campaign of better that's the only one that he missed. And he missed the campaign of taboo because of basic human procrastination. And when he the Prophet sallallaahu, Selim was returning back from the campaign and garbage pneumatic was worried because he didn't know what he was going to say to the prophets of Elijah send them and he said to that extent, I asked the opinion of every member of my family and they are every prudent member of my family and they encouraged him to make up some some information. You know, just to tell the province on the lighter side let make an excuse in the province little

00:16:47--> 00:16:57

light I send them will accept it and copy the mnemonic he's said in the Hadith he said when the Prophet sallallaahu Selim arrived in Medina, all of those ideas vanished from my mind.

00:16:58--> 00:16:59

Everything vanished from my mind.

00:17:01--> 00:17:41

Well, who made those ideas vanish? It was rasool Allah was Allah azza wa jal, because God Allah and who is sincere from before so Allah azza wa jal gave him Shabbat. In his moment of doubt. However, there were some 80 some odd Manasa T, who did not have that doubt in their mind vanish, they did not have that confusion or that evil plot in their mind vanish. Rather, they continued on Allah as those that had them exposed later on. So the point here being is if a person preserves the commandment of Allah, so Allah will preserve them in their time of difficulty. Therefore the law did you do to Jack

00:17:43--> 00:17:52

definitely allotted you to to Jack preserve the commandment of Allah and you will find Allah azza wa jal in front of you, you will find Allah azza wa jal in front of you. And

00:17:54--> 00:18:11

the Presence of Allah is also two types, the Presence of Allah, therefore the method you do to to find Allah in front of you. There's two types of Mariya. It's called Maria of Allah. And Maria means it comes from the word man. Thank you very much. Exactly. Okay. Can you grab that?

00:18:14--> 00:18:17

The Maria of Allah is two types. Just

00:18:18--> 00:18:20

Keep coming, keep coming. Thank you.

00:18:22--> 00:18:25

I got it I got the Maria of Allah has two types.

00:18:27--> 00:18:30

It comes from the word of mouth, which means with the first

00:18:31--> 00:18:57

type is the general Maria, that Allah azza wa jal is with everybody, with his knowledge with his encompassing of their actions. And the second type is Allah azza wa jal is with the believers. Allah is with them, watching over them, taking care of them, providing for them and so you have these two concepts people

00:18:58--> 00:19:10

they're not conflicting and even in English, you say someone is watching you. Right? Allah as good as watching you. And that's one level. That's one type of matter. Yeah, and it's right Allah is watching you. That's the first level.

00:19:11--> 00:19:14

Allah is encompassing your actions. Allah azza wa jal says

00:19:17--> 00:19:25

my Akula manager with a philosophy in Illa, who Aurobindo whom Allah hum sitting in LA who has this home, well, then I'm in that eco Allah extra Illa Who am I whom?

00:19:28--> 00:19:39

Allah says there's no private gathering of three people except Allah is their fourth, there's no gathering of five except that ALLAH is there six. And there's no more than that, nor less than that, except that Allah is with them wherever they are.

00:19:40--> 00:19:48

This sort of thing moja dilla. And so here, you get the sense of Allah azza wa jal is watching you. Allah is watching you.

00:19:49--> 00:19:51

Allah is aware of everything that you say.

00:19:52--> 00:19:59

Allah azza wa jal hears everything that you say and sees everything that you do. And that is supposed to invoke

00:20:00--> 00:20:02

cautiousness fear,

00:20:03--> 00:20:04


00:20:06--> 00:20:15

Allah is watching you. But then there's the second level of Maria, which is Allah is watching, not just watching you but watching over you.

00:20:16--> 00:20:21

Allah is watching over you. And so when Musa alayhis salam comes to the

00:20:23--> 00:20:44

bank and he sees water in front of him. And he looks behind and he's with Benny SLR in and he sees Farah own and the army and their eyes lock that's how close they have got they got to each other. And Benny Israel says in Allah mudra Khun that's it. They're gonna catch up to us.

00:20:45--> 00:21:26

And Musa they set up says Kyla, in Nairobi say I did. And that's an incredibly powerful statement. It's a very profound statement because Musa alayhis salam is looking in every direction and all he sees is death. All he sees is that there's water in front of you, you're gonna drown. There's an army behind you, you're gonna get slaughtered. Where else is he supposed to look? And yet Musa I didn't say that. I'm just saying color. No, we're not we're not going to die. We're not going to be overtaken. We're not going to be caught up to in America. Robbie said, Dean, I have my Lord with me. He's going to guide me My Lord is with me. And so this is that personal Maria of feeling that Allah

00:21:26--> 00:21:40

azza wa jal is not just watching me, but Allah azza wa jal is watching over me and solo solo last Elijah Sela when he is in a lot, he's in the cave. And police has put a bounty on his head and a bullock, and

00:21:41--> 00:21:48

they have no power. And they have no one who can protect them other than Allah azza wa jal, and a worker is worried because if they simply look

00:21:50--> 00:21:51

in their direction, they will see them

00:21:53--> 00:22:24

and he says let acid in the Mahana Anna he says no, don't grieve, don't be sad. Allah as though that is minor he is with us. Allah azza wa jal is watching over us, Allah azza wa jal is protecting us. And so if Allah forbid preserve the commandments of Allah, Allah azza wa jal will preserve you. Allah as a general preserve you and the province humbled by their centuries it started off in the life. Yeah, and if Kofi should, he says, No, Allah azza wa jal during the good times and Allah azza wa jal will know you during the bat. Now, knowing Allah is three levels.

00:22:26--> 00:22:27

knowing Allah has three levels,

00:22:29--> 00:22:33

the first level is knowing Allah as your Lord.

00:22:37--> 00:23:08

Knowing that God created you, you asked them who created the heavens and the earth, they say, Allah. So this is something that it's not just the Muslims who share everybody, in general who believes in a creator, they know that something, whatever they call this supreme deity created them. And he is the one who provides for them. And he's the one who takes care of them. And he's the one who nourishes them. And he's the one who they call out to when it comes to difficulty. He's the one who they asked to watch over their loved ones, all of that.

00:23:10--> 00:23:22

Then you have the second level of knowing Allah, which is after you've known that Allah so good is your Lord, that you know that Allah azza wa jal is your Allah, the One who's worthy of worship.

00:23:24--> 00:23:45

He's the one deserving of my prayer. He's the one who's deserving of my supplication. He's the one who deserving of my Tilak when he's the one who's deserving of my hope, but he's the one deserving of my fear. He's the one who's deserving of my Reba of my worship. That's the second level. The third level, is to know Allah azza wa jal by knowing His names and his attributes,

00:23:47--> 00:23:51

by knowing His names and his attributes, and I give this example a lot, but it was a very profound experience for me.

00:23:52--> 00:24:32

And that was that sometime last year, I had given a lecture on Jesus in Islam and at a university and after the university, after the lecture, a group of Christian students came in, they sat down with me, and they had questions and we sat around a table and they were asking me, or one of them she was asking. And I thought it was a great question. So I kicked it out to the rest of the group. The question was, What is your favorite attribute of God? And so I asked them, I said, What's your favorite attribute of God? One of them said that God is love. That's my favorite attribute of God. Another said that God takes care of me another said that God is beautiful. I said, these are all

00:24:32--> 00:24:42

beautiful. What else you got? Another person said that God takes care of me. Another one said that God is love. Another person said that God is beautiful. So now I'm seeing repetition, anything else?

00:24:43--> 00:24:52

But all revolved around these three things. And so I thought to myself, Okay, well, you say that God is beautiful. We have a name for that. His name is Jimmy.

00:24:53--> 00:24:54

What are you talking about?

00:24:55--> 00:24:58

We have a name. We actually know God by His names.

00:25:00--> 00:25:03

You say that God takes care of you. We have a name for that his name is Rob.

00:25:05--> 00:25:06

You say that God

00:25:07--> 00:25:10

loves. We have a name for that his name is Edward oohed.

00:25:13--> 00:25:15

And all throughout the Quran.

00:25:16--> 00:25:23

Allah describes Himself to us through His names. And the province of alias Adam describes a lot to us through His names.

00:25:24--> 00:25:43

And they said we did it. This, this concept of names is new to us. I said we'll watch this. Allah Rahman Rahim and medical producer Salaam and Minam Haman Aziza Jabbar and the Cobra Carla calbiochem So we'll have a pop bahawa habra Sokolova had it was Syria. And jaws were just dropping left and right.

00:25:44--> 00:26:15

But I was it was a profound experience for me because it made me realize that as a Muslim Ummah, there is no OMA that has more knowledge about God than we do. And there is no OMA who neglects to learn more about God with as much information about God as we do. And so it is actually a shame that a person not know Allah azza wa jal when they have so much access to know Allah, and hence the prophets of Allah, they send them he says about himself on the day of judgment. And I see you do well at the Academy on piano to Allah for

00:26:16--> 00:26:51

the woman doing hotelu yomo piano, he says, I am the master of the children of Adam on the day of judgment. And I'm not saying this out of pride. Adam and everyone after him are under my banner on the day of judgment in the province, the lightest, and him says that he will be carrying Liwa al Hamd. On the day of judgment, He will be carrying the banner of praise the scholars they looked at they said, Why is the Prophet sallallahu Sydenham carrying the banner of praise? They said, because he is the one who praises Allah the most. And this OMA is the one that praises Allah the most because we are the ones who know the most about Allah.

00:26:52--> 00:27:02

We are the ones who know the most about Allah. And because we know so much about Allah, we praise Him in all circumstances. And so when things happen that are great.

00:27:03--> 00:27:04

What do we say?

00:27:05--> 00:27:06

We said Hamdulillah.

00:27:07--> 00:27:12

And when things happen that are horrible, that rip our very hearts out of our chests, what do we say?

00:27:13--> 00:27:14

He said,

00:27:16--> 00:27:19

We don't say Oh, my God, oh, God, why did you do that?

00:27:20--> 00:27:33

Because we recognize that, that God that put me through this misery or this test, or who separated me from my loved ones, or who took this job away from me, even though I wanted it so bad.

00:27:35--> 00:27:36

His name is, man.

00:27:38--> 00:27:40

And so when you put that name into the equation,

00:27:42--> 00:27:44

it just changes your perspective, doesn't it?

00:27:45--> 00:27:50

When you say Allah Rahman is the one who took my spouse away from me.

00:27:51--> 00:27:54

What is that? What connotation does that give you?

00:27:55--> 00:27:56

Man is the one

00:27:58--> 00:28:00

who caused my loved one to pass away?

00:28:02--> 00:28:03

What meaning does that give you?

00:28:05--> 00:28:06

I'm asking.

00:28:15--> 00:28:16

Okay, let me repeat it.

00:28:19--> 00:28:20

When you say,

00:28:21--> 00:28:22

Our man,

00:28:23--> 00:28:29

the Most Merciful is the one who took my loved one away from me.

00:28:31--> 00:28:32

How does that

00:28:33--> 00:28:36

change your perception of the event?

00:28:38--> 00:28:40

Or your perception of God?

00:28:42--> 00:28:47

What does that do for you? As opposed to simply saying God, God took my son away from me.

00:28:50--> 00:28:52

Okay, makes you thankful they had in the first place, what

00:28:54--> 00:28:55

makes it bearable? How so?

00:29:02--> 00:29:10

Well, it doesn't, that's not all in the phrase. I'm just saying, man. What is the man the one filled with mercy? What does that do right away.

00:29:11--> 00:29:13

There's mercy there. There has to be.

00:29:15--> 00:29:52

There's mercy there even in me going through this incredible circumstance. The one who made me go through that circumstance is the one who has more mercy for me than anyone has to anyone else. And so R Rahman is the one who did that. And so by me knowing Allah azza wa jal, it allows for me to praise Him in all circumstances in the good. I recognize that Allah as we did is MKT. And the lower hub and the result of that Fatah. And so all of these opportunities that came my way came because it opened the door for me and others up, prescribed it for me and Allah have gifted it to me, and then Kareem out of his benevolence and His grace is the one who bestowed it upon me. I know all of these

00:29:52--> 00:30:00

things that so there's not a blessing that comes my way that I experienced in the day or in the night on any day, except that I recognize it is coming to me

00:30:00--> 00:30:35

From Allah has loaded with all of his beautiful attributes and when I experienced something that is difficult, something that is incredibly bitter. I recognize that that is still coming from a raw man. It's coming from an Hakeem it's coming from Allah Allah Allah as who then knows and you do not know. And Allah azza wa jal is wise, fact he is the most wise. And so Allah as with for example, even in the pairing of the names by the way, the pairing of the names give you additional meanings, and so we talked just now about Allah being a dude, Allah Azza yet very interesting, really the name of a dude only comes once in the Quran. Allah says well, huella foodware Dude.

00:30:37--> 00:31:06

He is Allah for Allah doot and the scholars, not just the scholars, but every single one of us we read the Quran, we see these names that are mentioned at the end of a verse we're supposed to pause and reflect and see, these names aren't just thrown in there for a fact. These names are thrown in there because of the meanings that they bring. And so when Allah appears, Allah fooled with Edward Duett, the forgiving with the loving, there is an additional meaning that is created there and it adds to the beauty of what we know about Allah azza wa jal because

00:31:08--> 00:31:09

we can forgive.

00:31:10--> 00:31:14

We can forgive those who harm us very, very, very severely.

00:31:15--> 00:31:39

But it is incredibly difficult, if not impossible, it is the most rarest of cases in which a person is able to bring themselves to forgive someone. And if there was love that existed from before that that love come back, just as it was before the harm was inflicted to them and or comes back even stronger. It's incredibly rare.

00:31:40--> 00:31:41

Someone comes in

00:31:42--> 00:31:52

May Allah protect us all murders a family member? Yes, the family member might the family may forgive that person but they're not going to, to love that person. They're not going to

00:31:54--> 00:32:05

but Allah as he calls himself, I look forward to a dude and so people sin against them with the most violent, aggressive evil since and then when that person repentance Allah zodion loves that person again.

00:32:07--> 00:32:48

Allah azza wa jal calls himself a disease will Hakeem many types of disease will Hakeem we say the absolute power corrupts absolutely. That is the power when it is given to human beings, that absolute power corrupts absolutely. However, when it comes to Allah, Allah calls himself a disease. And he calls himself at Hakeem and so Allah assumes power and might and ability are perfect, and yet that perfect might an ability does not make him oppress anyone ever. Because hikma the definition of hikma is putting things in their rightful places and the definition of little men oppression is putting things in the wrong places. And so Allah azza wa jal is Allah Aziz and Allah azza wa jal is

00:32:48--> 00:33:10

a lucky nonetheless, knowing Allah azza wa jal through knowing His names and attributes tarloff in a life and Haha, yeah it because he said that and this is what would cause a person to praise Allah as they did and this is what would cause a person to worship of Allah as they did and this was what would cause a person to ask Allah. And then the last part of the Hadith the Prophet sallallaahu, Selim says, this is a lovely this Danfoss the end biller?

00:33:11--> 00:33:17

Would that that by the way with regards to this last point, he made a comment and he says, Allah azza wa jal may

00:33:18--> 00:33:39

prevent a person from a benefit that they have, say for example, a person and that gives us an example a person applies for some sort of leadership position, or some sort of T Jelena some sort of business. And Allah as though yes says to the angels, this person, if they reach that position,

00:33:40--> 00:33:41

they will be thrown into the Hellfire

00:33:43--> 00:33:46

so diverted away from them, diverted away from them.

00:33:48--> 00:33:51

And then this person, the person will continue to say,

00:33:52--> 00:34:03

So and so I had any so and so belittled me, so and so didn't give me a chance so and so it didn't give me an opportunity. When it was really the fuddle of Allah.

00:34:04--> 00:34:05

It was really the grace of God.

00:34:07--> 00:34:35

You apply for a job, you apply for a position you apply for this, you apply for that. And Allah azza wa jal says to the angels that if you actually get what it is that you want it, you are going to end up in the hellfire and so Allah diverts it away from you. And you end up spending all of your time stressed out and anxious and upset about so and so who rejected you. or so and so who didn't give you a call back on your interview? or so and so who did this and did it facilitate the opportunity and you're fuming

00:34:37--> 00:34:58

and when in reality, it is the grace of Allah azza wa jal is the bounty of Allah. That's what it would do that says nonetheless, the last part of this idea that I want to cover as the prophets of Allah is Adam says either southwest Illinois, let's start with the Ebola if you seek the help of anyone seek the help of Allah. And if you were to ask anyone that asked the help of Allah, you know, Salah had mercy, he says something incredibly beautiful

00:34:59--> 00:35:00

and he's the

00:35:00--> 00:35:01

imam of Masjid Koba in

00:35:03--> 00:35:03


00:35:05--> 00:35:06

And he said,

00:35:07--> 00:35:09

a person who makes the

00:35:10--> 00:35:15

has to make dua because they believe that Allah is Able to do everything.

00:35:17--> 00:35:25

In over 40 verses in the Quran, Allah azza wa jal mentions, in different ways, this concept, in the Lila coalition ideal.

00:35:27--> 00:35:46

Allah is Able to do all things and that is mentioned in varying forms over 40 times throughout the Quran, Allah is Able to do all things. So shahzada he mentions, he says, there's sometimes a person, the thing that you want, become so distant, that you don't make dua for it anymore.

00:35:48--> 00:36:00

And sometimes, that thing that you don't want that thing that you want to be protected from, become so present and overwhelming, that you don't make dot for it to be lifted from you anymore.

00:36:01--> 00:36:03

Because it's just, it's, it's here to stay.

00:36:05--> 00:36:06

And he says,

00:36:07--> 00:36:41

You have to remember that Allah is not able to do some things. Allah is not able to do little things and not the big things. Allah azza wa jal is able to do all things. That thing that you want, no matter how distant it is, you have to believe that Allah azza wa jal is able to bring it to you. That thing that you dislike, that harm that is so prevalent and so overwhelming. You have to believe that Allah azza wa jal will be able to lift it from you.

00:36:42--> 00:37:22

And no one is going to be able to continue to make dua he says that is the key. That is the key to do. That is the key. Because you have to believe even before believing that Allah is merciful, yes, Allah has within His merciful, Allah is merciful. And so he he can, you know, but are other people. Other people are merciful to you walk into a hospital, you find people walking around visiting sick patients who are filled with mercy, but what's stopping them from helping these people their inability, they don't have the ability, but Allah azza wa jal is unclear. Allah is the one who's able to do all things. And so when you ask them law, you ask Allah recognizing that he's able to do

00:37:22--> 00:37:33

all things. Very powerful verse that we all know. Allah says, Tabata can lady, big hidden milk wahala condition and

00:37:34--> 00:37:38

that verse will just give you goosebumps, because Allah azza wa jal says,

00:37:39--> 00:37:58

Bless it is He? Who is he? Olivia de Hillman, you know, this is the minion that we all are so worried about and afraid of and fight over and little plots of land that we argue and spend and countries that we cry over and all of these things Allah says to latika Libya didn't work at all belongs to him.

00:38:00--> 00:38:18

And just in case you forgot who I luckily Shane Katya. He is the one who's able to do all things for either so out first Ella, way the stand was the end biller if you ask anyone asked the help of Allah. And if you seek the help of anyone, make sure that you seek the help of Allah. Always make sure even if it's the most small thing,

00:38:19--> 00:38:37

even if it's just a cup of water. Ask Allah as always and make that your habit that you ask Allah, the Sahaba they said the Prophet sallallaahu Selim used to teach us to make us the hara in everything, in everything. Every small purchase that they would make, they would they were taught to make is to have

00:38:38--> 00:38:59

to ask Allah azza wa jal because ALLAH knows and we do not know and Allah as it has ability and we do not have the ability. This is what I wanted to share. And we will end here inshallah to Allah, Allah Allah, Allah S and M Amadou either cyber sinners because here if there any questions at all thought I'll take them otherwise I'm going to go home and try to sleep off this allergy that just showed up.

00:39:02--> 00:39:04

going once going twice.

00:39:05--> 00:39:08

Okay, so that is Elijah Muhammad died slash 17.

00:39:18--> 00:39:19

Never had allergies in my life.