Strength In Times Of Weakness
Channel: Bashar Shala
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Where Do We Find Strength In Times Of Weakness?
Presented on March 10, 2017 @ Memphis Islamic Center
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Dear beloved brothers and sisters in Islam,
there are times that we personally individually might feel that we are going through times of weakness. And there are certainly times that we might feel that our nation our oma is going through a period of weakness.
And that feeling
might seep my find its way into
our hearts sometime.
And that might weaken the resolve.
that might weaken the ability
to do things.
And Allah subhana wa tada warns us and not Koran
over and over again.
feeling that lack of resolve that lack of determination
in our hearts,
because that will affect our actions and what we do.
The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam emphasized and mineral kawi hiren Boyle Allah in a minute by Quantico linhai.
The strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala
than the weak one.
And all the scholars agree that what is being referred to is not a physical strength.
It is a strength of resolve.
It is an internal strength. It's a strength of a man.
It's a strength of Arpita
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Well, that's a new one that does a new one alone.
Don't feel that you are the lowest don't feel that you are down.
And don't be saddened and you are
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if you are afflicted by, by by an affliction by
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then other people, the others have also been afflicted by the same
and so are the days in terms amongst people.
And Allah will reveal the true believers.
The believers will be shown in times of weakness.
The ones that have the strong faith will float to the top.
was Abu Bakar and Omar and Ruth man and Isley and Aveda emerged,
not in times when the Muslims were in their Pinnacle, and they had victorious conquest. All over the world. It emerged in times of weakness emerged in times when the believers the early community of the Sahaba rizwana y la him
were in their worst conditions, when in the weakest times.
That's when the stars of our oma shined, the brightest.
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So how do we
go to that generation, go to that teaching, go to that source,
and get from that strength and learn
in times of weakness, and in times of adversity,
strengthen our resolve, how to become strong,
say how to become strong again.
But how to become strong?
When does the strength of the believer come from what all the sources
amongst the believers
the first of it
is our faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala
and our faith in Allah as
and our faith and reliance on him
that whatever the situation is
always the most high
that will always gives us that will always give us
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the just and the fair cause
that it is weak.
So when we feel weak,
we should ask ourselves
the question that Mr. rhodiola, one
would ask the messenger sallallahu wasallam in times when the Muslims would feel weak.
He would say
Are we on the right are we on hock or not? If we are on harp
d attalla. De Nina, if we are on the truth, why do we have to lay our heads down?
How can we
We are only on the side of
justice, truthfulness and the right position. If we stick into that
that is the source of our strength.
that gives us resolve and strength is our knowledge
that Allah subhana wa tada
is always in charge.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala
ordained for everything to happen.
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and Allah knows, but we don't know.
There are things that happen
that we cannot understand.
But we know that Allah Subhana Allah allowed it to happen. And Allah subhana wa either ordained for it to happen. And Allah subhanaw taala planned for it to happen and allows the best planners
and we cannot judge
how this is going to end.
It is as if given the analogy when he left his method will Allah if someone is reading
a book, and they're on chapter five, and then see what happens there.
And they see a tragedy in chapter five. And they close the book. And they say this is how it ends. And the book is actually ends in chapter 40.
We don't know what Allah Subhana Allah His plan is, his plan
may go beyond our lifetime.
And it often does.
to his wounds on the battlefield of art
as a martyr as a Shaheed
The last thing he knew,
according to the narration, that the Muslims are being defeated, and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam has been killed.
And that did not change at all.
The way Messiah was fighting for the sake of Allah
did not weaken his resolve
did not change the outlook.
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If we go through periods and times of difficulty,
our image of our hero, our man of what is to come,
will give us the strength will give us that belief
and our Eman
that no one can do anything
to harm us
except for what Allah Subhana what Allah has already ordained upon us.
Brothers and sisters This is in fact of a man. This is part of our Arpita of our creed as Muslims, it is actually the sixth
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Nothing will happen to us. Except what Allah has already ordained. Or Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has written for us.
He is our Mola.
He is our master.
And on him lead the believers of a lie.
The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with Tim is
that if this entire, this entire world
gathered to harm you,
or hurt you, with something with anything,
that Allah subhanho wa Taala hasn't already ordained that will happen to you, they will not be able to.
And if this entire world
tried to benefit you bring you something good, that Allah subhanho wa Taala hasn't already given to you. They will not be able to
that he man, that belief
would make you strong,
wouldn't make me strong,
would make us not fear anyone
would make us not be afraid to do anything.
And not put our heads down for anyone
in fear or in greed, or to ask anyone for anything
except a loss of kind of what to Allah? Is him his hands everything.
Why ask? Why as the ones that have nothing
and turn away from the one
and melik that has everything.
Our strength as believers
come from within. And if our resolve is strong, then our actions are strong. But we cannot have actions brothers and sisters. If the strength doesn't come from the inside a corner method smartone was tougher La la la la come fair Folsom suffering. Please come forward and make room in the back
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the actions of the heart that make a strong
we spoke about in the first hope but but there are two actions
that will make us stronger
that we can do
that will make us strong
as a community and
as an oma
and that is our belief that in manana
Eman who will who attend Islamia to believe that we are
true brethren in Islam
that we belong to each other
to have each other's back
to be their own measure Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described
the owner when one part hurts, the rest of the Ummah is feeling the pain and the fever
that is a strong oma
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feel that your strength will dissipate.
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And as long as our eyes
are on that rope, we are strong.
But if our eyes or anything else, we are weak.
And the second thing
is to strengthen our sub
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Even if we don't have the ability to persevere and endure the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
just work on it, pretend that you can, and Allah Subhana, Allah will give it to you.
That is the way
of the believers.
And that is the way
to get through
times of difficulty, adversity, and weakness.
Brothers and sisters,
Allah made Islam, the final message,
the message of truth, the universal message to mankind.
And Islam will not be defeated.
Pat Buchanan, who was a presidential candidate at one time,
and he is in a conservative, populist. He wrote a book right after 911.
And he said we cannot be at war with Islam, because Islam is invincible.
Islam cannot be defeated.
Islam at its core, cannot be defeated.
By when Muslims
leave Islam teachings and leaves the rope of Allah subhana wa Tada. We can easily be defeated.
So let's hold on to that. Hold on to the things that will make us strong.
Because the enemies of Islam are too many.
And we feel
the pressure, we feel the attack and it's not up to them. It's really up to us. Islam was never at risk and in danger of any external enemy.
had the risk internally. We always had the problems when we had internal division and Islam always defeated. Its external enemies throughout history. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to give us the strength and to give us the resolve and ask Allah subhana wa tada to give us the ability to be good, strong believers for the sake of Allah on the teaching of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the path of his companions and on the path of all decided he does a day of judgment. A lot of masculine woman you know and, and Muslim You know, one Muslim Matt, Allah here
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