Holding The Straight Path During Hardship
Channel: Bashar Shala
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Dr. Bashar Shala discusses Istiqaamah in this Jumuah Khutbah @ the Memphis Islamic Center.
Presented on February 24, 2017
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Dear beloved brothers and sisters in Islam.
We go through times of our lives individually, as a community as as an oma. When there are ups and downs, when there are times that we might feel abandoned, we might feel
things are getting darker, things are getting tighter, we might feel that there is really no glimpse of hope apparent to us. That times are rough.
And there is no clear way out.
And we sometimes have to wonder where to go from there.
How to seek help, how to seek the guidance during these particular times.
And there's nothing better than to work
of creation Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and the Sierra of our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam because Allah He there is no situation and there is no dire circumstances that this oma would go under that the messenger sallallahu wasallam and his companions didn't go under.
They were tested and tested hard. And Allah Subhana Allah to Allah describe the tests that they went through.
And how they were Zulu. They were shaking heart
until their hearts three their throats hot
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So if we ever think that any discomfort
any test that we go through,
it's something that might be overwhelming.
Let's reflect on the seat off for us over last fall Allah Hadi who ascended
and there is no more time
that that was harder and more apparent in the life of an Habib Mustafa sallallahu wasallam. Then a year
called the year of sorrow, the year of sadness.
There is a series of events
that happened that year.
That culminated to the point that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Hadith,
told our Isha that at the end of that year or during that year, the day of life was the hardest day of his life. So Lola honey
according to the majority of scholars,
It's after 10 years
of Dawa 10 years of Nevada 10 years of calling to Allah subhanho wa Taala with the message of no heat,
and only a handful
were following the messenger sallallahu yoson.
And they were weak.
They were persecuted.
And the messenger sallallahu wasallam was speaking away
to increase his Dawa to get it out.
And during that particular year
the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was hit with two
The first one
and what he was like a foster like a second father to him, his uncle I will call him
as the messengers from Allah to send them was raised and the house of double polyp.
And for the last 10 years, he enjoyed with the Muslims the protection of the house of Hashem, because of horrible polyp.
And when Christ wanted to boycott, the Muslims, they had to boycott the entire clan of Hashem because of Abu polyp. Until that boycott was broken, Abu Talib was standing solid, he was not a Muslim, and he died, not a Muslim.
But he was standing as a protector.
He was standing as
between the excessive harm of kurush
and the Muslims
and he died.
And then that same year,
the source of comfort
and the house of the messengers for Lola Holly he was seldom
our mother Khadija dies
narrative that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam
had tremendous love
to Khadija on the Alon.
She was the only wife who would not marry anyone with her.
She is the only wife who he had children with.
She supported him.
She was one the first Muslim
probably the first Muslim.
She believed him
from the very first moment
even when the messenger salani or send them was trembling with fear after he soldier breathed, she was the one
that reassured him
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he lost Khadija.
And the harm of course was increasing.
No support in Hashem no support in Mecca and no support in the house.
So he tried for Lola hottie he was sent them to get some support somewhere else,
maybe somewhere else and pif.
The tribes have apply for strong,
the powerful if Allah subhanaw taala guides them, that would be a good support for Islam.
And that tells us brothers and sisters, when we reflect upon the serum, there's no harm for Muslims.
Although we rely on Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, completely and absolutely and 100% is to seek help and support for our cause
from people who can help us
in times of difficulties,
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And he offers
the word of the heat.
And he had an awful reception from Allah Holly who said
not only the people of a pipe rejected his call, but they ridiculed him worse than police did. And they allowed
their young boys to start stoning the messenger sallallahu wasallam and chase him out of Fatah is bleeding
until he calls upon Allah Subhana Allah
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the weakness of my strength.
He didn't complain about them. They didn't complain full allottee or tell them about the circumstances that he was going through. He didn't complain about Quraysh he didn't complain about a five. He said I complain about my own weakness. That's what I seek help with.
make me stronger.
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I have no means no ways left.
So it gives me a way.
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and the humiliation that I suffer with people.
So it gives me strength and dignity.
With your mercy I call
you are the Lord of the week. You are the master of the week and you are my Lord You are my master.
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I could care less.
As long as you're pleased with my effort, as long as you are pleased with what I'm doing all that harm, all that injury.
It's not a problem.
And that year,
Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals a series
of acts and so on.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran and Sunnah
Allah subhanaw taala reveals this for an newtab BTV.
To strengthen to steadfast your heart.
And at that year,
Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals a series of ads and so on.
Amongst them is sort of rude.
And the messengers allottee or send them commented especially
on those I had an under swap.
And he said, Sure, you bet me who don't want our
And it's sisters Bros. gray hair to me.
Because then hood
wasn't handouts, Allah gives us instructions about what to do
in these times
when things look so desperate
how to behave, how to get out of this. What do we need to do?
To reach safety?
And the owner said the key to that is in verse 112 and 113 solitude.
Allah Subhana Allah Allah says, stuffing came out with Mert Omen taberna
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In these verses Allah Subhana Allah says per step in come out left.
Stay on the straight path, as you are commanded
you and those who repented with you
do not transgress.
Indeed, a law is all watchful over what you do.
And don't lean towards those who transgress.
Because you will be touched by hellfire.
And then you will have no protection from Allah.
And then you will have no help and no support.
Two very powerful verses that deserve
Because if we are going through some hard times, we have to look into these verses and analyze them.
Allah Subhana Allah tells us in this ayah
that when you are
going through hard times, there is one way out of it. That's the path of st karma, the path of sticking and staying on the path of Allah Maha of Allah and His Messenger, Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. But there are three different responses that you can take. And those three different wrong responses is what Allah warns against.
And he say at
well, I thought, oh,
people can fight oppression and transgression was a similar transgression.
Allah says, Don't lash out
with transgression against transgression.
If someone wronged you, you don't roll them, you stay on the straight path.
You continue on the path of agile and you turn an email.
You continue on the path of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.
You continue to be who you are.
response is to withdraw
is to withdraw and to be isolated and not to get involved.
Because Allah says it, stop him come out and tell them and tell them back. And then he ended up he said in Nairobi, medterra meluna, that see,
a lot is going to see a lot is going to arch. Allah is going to be observant over what you do, how you're going to respond.
Not Oh, how are you going to sit back there and watch.
And then the third round response
in times of hardship.
Allah says while our total kettunen illa Latina vollum
some people under pressure, they give up
and they follow.
we just going to be with the victor.
We have to be part of it.
Allah says well, actor kennel and a raccoon. raccoon is when the heart
surrenders is when the heart accept is when the heart accepts anything that is wrong that is rakuen
there's any leaning towards those who transgress and those who oppress and those who do wrong. Allah Subhana Allah Allah is saying to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the companion, Fatima, Sakuma. Now
beware, be careful, any inclination towards those who are wrong.
No matter who you are, you will be exposing yourself to the harshest punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So we cannot be idle,
we cannot be passive
and we cannot go along.
We cannot just say we're gonna pretend
that we're really not much of a Muslims anymore. Because the atmosphere is just not supportive of Islam. We're not gonna do rakuen
we cannot not do anything. Because Allah Subhana what Allah says, and now he'll be mad at me Luna Basia. Allah will be watching we'll be recording and Allah subhanho wa Taala we'll see what we do. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to guide us to do the best and to please him like Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and companion please Him and to continue on the path of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam as companions upon the matters known was Dr. La Llave Melih welcome fair for them suffering please come forward and make room for your brothers a certain backfill
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi remain stuck in come out and
be on a straight path be on the right path. How do we do that? And yes, the time is short. I want to go quickly over the three levels of karma versus karma has to be in the heart. The first level of karma in the heart has to do with two things. The two things are karma Nia and taqwa our intention has to be straight. Our intention has to be clear. And we have to know why we're doing things and when to have it sincere for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. All our deeds, all our actions have to be dedicated completely and sincerely for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada for the sake of message of no heat. And then we have to have the top one heart, we have to have the piety, we have
to have this beautiful law, the preparedness of the day that we meet Allah subhana wa Tada. And to stay on the guidance of Allah and His messenger from Allah hottie He will send them
the second level of St. Akana is what manifests from the heart on the tongue. And that is the karma to feel cold. And that is to always say the right things always say to truth and stand with the truth, and always to stand with people of the truth and to support those who say the truth was what we say.
And the third level is ultimate
is our deeds. And we first start with Allah, Allah, Allah, is we straighten our own apps. And the last chutzpah was about Fallout. And that is how it starts.
When Allah subhanho wa Taala first spoke to Musashi Salaam in the neon Allahu La ilaha illa Allah.
Allah tala decree, the first thing of loss of Hannah would say Allah asked of his servants of his slaves, pray, Allah. Allah subhana wa Taala brought the messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in mirage. He gave him the Salah.
We fixed the Fallout, we move on to that another sada and then we get involved.
We do charity.
And we be advocates for the goodness. For hydrometallurgical Jacqueline us
For being the better and the good, that brings the best to mankind. That's what Islam is all about.
It's a message of mercy. So imagine its message that brings the best
to everyone. And we have to be involved in that.
The messenger sallallahu wasallam, made it very clear
that the best of believers
are the ones right? I mean, come on, come on. For those who see something wrong, they need to change it via D, with their hands with their work. If they can't, they have to speak against it. And if they can't, at least they have to deny it in their heart. And that is the weakest that is the least that is the minimum they can do.
And that is the path of karma. And when we Pat when we reach that path of karma, Allah Subhana Allah will give us support in this dunya and Allah subhana wa tada will get us out of any trouble that might afflict us, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah will bring us victory and Allah subhanho wa Taala will give us what he gave the Sahaba with Rama La La him.
Allah Subhana Allah says, In the levena call upon Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah azza wa jal bill, it comes down to I don't know Oh, Leah hayati. Tanya, what will our hero Well, I can see her Natasha here to come? Well, I can see her method down. Those who say Allah is our master allies, our Lord, and they stay on the path of karma. The angels will descend down upon them the angels of Allah subhanho wa Taala Do not be afraid, and do not be saddened and have the great timing of Draenor that you been promised. We are your supporters in this dunya and in Ankara,
and you will have whatever you will, whatever you want, and you will have whatever your heart and your your your soul would want. And who does not want to be on that path and who does not want the support of Allah subhana wa to Allah and His angels in this dunya at the time of death, and in the time of resurrection, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to be of those who stay on the path of karma on the path of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and his companions and to aid us through these difficult times and to bring his death and bring to war and bring strength to Islam in this land and in every land. Allahumma is that Islam honestly mean? Why Ali became metacercariae molana Kalamata
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