Why Answers To Our Duas Are Sometimes Delayed – 99 Names – Al-Hakim

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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, 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 in the head did how many people on Fridays like today? How many people with hearts that are breaking, watching videos making sure as to Allah subhanaw taala? How can all of these guys be delayed? What is the wisdom of Allah Subhana Allah, in these two as being to date, we spoke about this as well. And there are a number of things that we should pay attention to, 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 wa Tada 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

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you know, the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he says

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that NSA you do one or the other, your will to Amity? Well as

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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 a hotel delivery, okay, I'm Adam, and everyone after him, is going to be under my banner on the Day of Judgment. They're all going the entire world is going to be behind the banner of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, and he says his banner is going to be li 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? Why al Hamd in particular, and they said, Because Rasulullah sallallahu they have set it up was the person who praised Allah the most and his OMA is the OMA that praises Allah the most. his ummah is the Ummah 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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He 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 Alhamdulillah all praises 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 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 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 the law him Allah him after I believe that this is the property of Allah, 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 see

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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 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 it's not met at a university. And the MSA,

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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 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 attributes that God is love. God is beautiful. God takes care of me. When it 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 said God takes care of me. We have a name for that called Rob.

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And you said that God is love, we have a name for that and we will 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 wanted to flex so I said, watch this, Hola, Rahmani Raheem and medical Medusa Salaam and more men and women, as is the Department of Clinical vitamins 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 and Hakeem 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 hikma? What is hikma? 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. 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 too early. So let's say 17. So 17 years old, she gets her license. She's 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

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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 card that you can get on the market. It's okay to get it tells her what exactly what kind of car and she goes to 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 or a map,

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and her uncle Omar 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 bang 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 bang out. And lo and behold, first two weeks she crashes her cart.

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Has she listened to her uncle, 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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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 theme 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 our team 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 persona of the ruler.

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So then a question has to be asked and he says, if you have a people who are wicked, they're not going to have a Boba chronometer ruling over them, much less Miley 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 oppress?

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If the ruler cheats, do it, do it in work, do it in school, do it 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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May Allah subhanaw taala rectify our affairs

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claim that says the hikma of Allah subhanaw taala 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 at she says Inshallah, you know, let's have another one.

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But your 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 ignore 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 life you grieved on the first day, every day for the rest of your life, while not so merely in son in law, lunacy, 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 that subsides, otherwise we would 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 province of Allah do send them says that when the people of Ebola the people who are going 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?

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Absolutely, it could be a wake up call for them. Allah subhana diaeresis verhaal Fussa Phil burry, will it be marked exhibit a the nurse, Lizzy akamba 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, landlord 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 tell 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 baqarah M has seemed to him and that whole agenda Do you think that you're going to enter Jannah Well, Amaya ethical methodology Anna Holloman Kabila calm before you experience what those who existed before you experienced mosquito Melba or Dora was zero Hatay Akula Rasulullah Levine Armand Houma. They were tested with harm in their bodies and in their wealth, and they were shaking, the design 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 enormous Allah three verily Allah's help is near. Number two.

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It is a pathway to authority in the land. Mr. Mushara was asked what is better? And you tell her Roger, um, you, McCann, 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 he mama Shafi says La you makin Hatha 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 who was tested and Ibrahim was tested and Musa was tested and it isa was tested. And Mohamed Salah Lord SLM was tested, they all went through trials. And Allah subhanaw taala says what you may know him in Mateja doing it'd be a marina la

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Masamoto what can you be it and Are you keen on? Allah Subhana Allah to 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 problems. First, you have to rise to the occasion. First workout will be at night you 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 offended.

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Number one is silver, endurance, perseverance, resilience, and that is in the face of Shabbat desires. And then you have certainty, which is in the face of doubts, so they are protected from Jehovah, they're protected from desires with their sub, and they are protected. They're protected from Shewhart doubts with their certainty.

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of the

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fruits or 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 compat Dinah animal Mujahideen Musavat in when a blue cabal document source Mohammed, Allah says, and we will test you until we know the Mujahideen from amongst you, and misogyny 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

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those 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 and wasabi 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 of 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 drop tastes different. Our worship to Allah subhanaw taala tastes different, doesn't it? Isn't they're all different.

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And we may love

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it mean we don't want problems. Nobody wants problems.

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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 missed the sweetness. And we look back on those days and we say Subhan Allah 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 the matters to do salah, that with hardship comes ease. They say that one of the immediate ease is that Allah subhanaw taala gives you at 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 subhanaw taala 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 mentioned 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 sorts and uncovered second verse of sorts and uncovered it for me, I asked by NASA UTRA coypu Amma know whom 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 had to solve? So why would we think that this life that is not there is a life of tests

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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 covet, we've, we've created man to be in a state of problems. He goes through, you can go back to his seat, 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 cutting the teasing, and then you come through 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 he mama comes to me says Then he goes after that. After he describes him, I let him know, hey, but I had 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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and easier. 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 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 Radek Akula 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. What is the Caribbean cover image in general imagine not until they finally enter into an eternal abode either paradise without fire, but this entire experience is one of Tibet, 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 of velocity.

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How many people going through the loss of their family members in follow stage has like a look at how many people are going through the loss of their family members? How many people in Omaha how many people have died? How many people on Fridays like today? How many people with hearts that are breaking, watching videos making dua to Allah subhanaw taala? How can all of these guys be delayed? What is the wisdom of Allah Subhana Allah in these two as being delayed, your LMS 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 Allah says in the Maya for Cibona, Jerome belaid ASAP. Allah says those who endure very word is given without Aesop.

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

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

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to manifest our complete servitude to Allah subhanho wa taala.

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For us to experience in hardship for us to continue to experience do are 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 use the Jabalia Hideko mana. Yeah Jean, that a person's do out will be responded to as long as they are not hasty. They said yada Sula, what is hastiness? He said that a person say I called upon Allah subhanaw taala and it is it was not responded to it.

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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 diaeresis will insert, we surely do, 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 doesn't 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 Subhana Allah 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? Well, when they get married at 25, or 30, or 35, or whatever it is that they get married, they look back and they said,

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hum did Allah 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, I don't want to be like that I don't want Allah knows and you do not know.

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It may be that you desire something, and it's bad for you. And it may be that you hate something and it is good for you and Allah Subhana Allah knows that 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 sins 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 are very, very short in.

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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 data has placed in the hookman? 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, as you make do you rely on Allah subhanaw taala. But if you haven't dotted your I's and cross your t's, we're still an OMA very much, that is living off of passion, living off of courage and living off a passion. But it's not living off a strategy. And it's not living off of

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intelligence. And it's not living off of actual ground work, 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 sins with sins.

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Over them to Hurtado de la Adho 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 fed off of it. But it is also about how it happened and what their model they don't understand. And you will find that Omar

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Well the Lord 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 spend 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 outnumber 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 I modeled the law and understood and so it is possible that our drugs are delayed in our lives because of our sins. And you know, the Hadith as reported by Muslim. The hadith of Ebola Delano, where he describes the Missoula LIDAR system describes a man who'd been traveling for a long time so as everybody moved here, they eat a summer, dusty, a disheveled, raising his hands towards the summit sejarah we are up

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when his food is haram

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and his drink is hot, and his nourishment is hot. And how could that drought be accepted? How could that not be accepted?

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And so lastly, how do we interact with this name of Allah Subhana diallel Hakeem 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. Imam Shafi says that in a Yama file, no matter

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what the Beneficent, either hackable Kobato Well, I said that I had this allele family, how are they doing? Yeah, but

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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 pass because the events of this world were never meant to last. I have contempt with all Allah subhana data decrease.

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

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Whether you did hikma for OT or heyland cathedra ALLAH SubhanA Dionysus, 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 subhanaw taala 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 14 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 Subhana Allah 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 Allah for wisdom