Channel: Bilal Assad
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah and he was so happy when Allah
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My brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
happy I am and privileged to be invited by you
to be your guest speaker for tonight.
It is my honor
and my happiness, to be able to address you.
The topic tonight
is Forgive me, when I wine, forgive me, Oh Allah, when I wine meaning when I complain.
such an important topic about
or the training of oneself.
It is a struggle and strive for every Muslim, to be able to achieve this noble character,
of being able to be satisfied with what Allah has given them. And to realize the blessings that Allah Spinetta Allah has bestowed upon each individual and upon us as a society and upon us as a human race.
Allah Subhana R Rahman r Rahim, the Most Merciful to all mankind, or the humans, or the world, the giver of mercy to specific people as well.
He has not left anyone out except that He has given blessings to them. We call this NEMA.
And every single one of us here, every single individual, every old and every young
has got so many blessings that if you were to try to count them, really and you thought about them, you'll not be able to finish counting them at all.
a lot of people today
tend to count
the blessings they don't have.
And that's a really wrong thing to do. We should not look at what we don't have, but rather look at what you do have.
And if you do look at what you do have.
You will end up being a person who thinks a lot night and day.
And you know what I lost my data set about a person who thanks a lot night and day.
Allah said and Nicole an or
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if you are grateful, and you think the line item day
I meaning Allah I
will give you more.
I will give you more.
But the condition is that you have to be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala because not being grateful, meaning that you do not realize
that our last minute Dinah is a merciful God. And he made us recite this verse in every locale of every Salah that we pray and you pray cannot be accepted without reciting al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen
thanks and gratitude
belongs to a lot of loadable Rahmani Raheem the Most Merciful, the giver of mercy, the giver of blessings. The Giver, the giver of Namah Thank you Oh Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have even the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
the most blessing of all mankind, of all the humans of all the races. He used to stand up in the middle of the night, praying to Allah every night.
One of the nights when he was really dark,
and didn't have light like what we have the blessing of today.
I should have a loved one extended an arm to feel if the prophet SAW Selim was next to her, but she couldn't feel his body. So she moved her arms around because she couldn't see at night. And then her hands struck the fate of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He was standing praying to Allah, his Lord
after he finished
She felt a little bit of
remorse for him thinking that he's not getting enough sleep and restore his body. So she said yes will Allah
give you a body some rest? For it is you who Allah has forgiven everything
of your past, present and future sins and the prophet SAW Selim obviously does not, never allowed himself to fall into sins. But this was the blessing of Allah. She's saying to him, at least give your body some rest. Do you know what her reply his reply was? He said, Yeah Isha.
Since Allah has given me this great blessing of forgiving my sins, a fella akuna evidentia Cora, should I not be a thankful servant, then
never fails to worship Allah no matter what happens. And when he's given lots of blessings or blessings to take away taken away from him or her. They are still worshipping Allah and getting closer to Jenna, you give me blessings, I thank you, Elena worship you more you take them away, oh, worship you more, so that you can give me more. And so that you can test me and watch out of watch that I can pass your test.
Which brings me to the most important part
of how to increase your gratitude towards Allah. The first and most important thing for a believer to have brothers and sisters in their life. Without it, you can't be a grateful person, you have to understand the reason the purpose why you are created.
Why are we here in the first place?
Why do we have such a short life?
What are all these things around us these creations that keep reminding us about something? What do they want to tell us?
They want to tell us that we have a purpose in life. And that Allah spent Allah has created us for a short time
in order to test us, to examine us is a test for us to know not for a lot in it because a lot already knew but obviously is a fear God. Allah is fair. So he needs us. We need to go through it. Notice that on the Day of Judgment, we can stand in front of a lot and say, Oh, now I know why. If you punish me, I know why. And if I enter Paradise, I know why I deserve it.
The purpose in life is a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
There is gender and there is gender.
If you want to antigen, you have to work for it.
And in order to enter Jannah you have to earn it.
This is what Allah said in the Quran. Allah Hema shaytani rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim has he been a Amy
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the people assume that there will be lift to learn just to say, I believe a shadow Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah without being tried and tested on that word. And we have tested the ones before them.
And we will know who are the ones who are truthful in that word, and who are the ones who are liars, when they said that word. I bear witness that there is only one God Muhammad is His Messenger. So work towards worshiping Him, work towards agenda if you believe in that obey Allah and His Messenger, stay away from what he has forbidden. Thank Allah smart Allah for he has given you if you bear witness to this, that he is your Lord. So Allah has to test us and this is the purpose in life. You'll either earn paradise or not.
For this reason, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, a true mcmunn when they receive a calamity, you know what a calamity is right? A trial, something that if you don't believe in Allah, you will think, why is this happening to me? But as a believer, when you receive that calamity or that misfortune,
you know that this is a test at the moment for you?
Will you pass it?
Or will you fail it? That you're going to sit there and whine over and over again and say, Why me? Why not someone else? What have I done? What did I do to deserve this?
Have you recalled a moment in your life when you were tested?
What did you say?
How did you feel? What did you think?
Have you recall the moments in your life where you thought to yourself? Why is this happening to me?
I'm still young
I want to party a little bit more.
I want to go out with the boys, but I can't because I'm ill, or something's happened to me.
Or some of us say, I wish no illness happens in my family, because then I'm going to miss out on next weekend with the boys maybe
always afraid of some calamity or misfortune because we want to enjoy a little bit more of life. We want to live life to its fullest.
We want to enjoy it a little bit more.
There's nothing wrong in Islam with enjoying life a little bit.
But obviously not in that mentality.
We are not ready to be tested, we are not ready to be tried.
You know, that means when you're not ready to be tested, not ready to be tried.
Well, you have to revise your Amen.
Are you really a truthful person when you said oh my lord, I believe in you that you are my God. And I believe in the Quran. And I believe in gender. But I want to enter it without earning it. I just want to sit back enjoy life and intergender for free.
That doesn't that's not possible. Can you get wealthy in this life? without working for your money? No, you can't obviously, can you get educated and go into a stream that you want to become? without going through lots of struggle and being tested and sacrificing some of your social life, we all work here, most of us work. And I know that the Sydney people mostly are involved in a lot of trade. A lot of them obviously go to university as well. But each and every one of us probably here is a working person.
And you know how much you socially you sacrifice from your social life, right?
What, eight hours a day, maybe minimum nine hours, 13 hours of your day.
You sacrifice. And we are willing to repeat that every day. Every morning, we will wake up at 6am.
And I hate to say if some of us forget about fudger prayer and rather would wake up at six.
I hate to say that some of us
if the alarm didn't go off for fudger or no one woke us up. It's no big deal.
But if the alarm was missed, for when we wake up our work, or no one woke us up. We go nuts.
What is more important here?
Well, because you see that's a proof that a person like that maybe
loves the luxury a little bit more and when the test or calamity befalls them. I guarantee you that type of a person
or most likely will not be able to pass this test. They'll be the first to whine they'll be the first to complain. They'll be the first to lose their temper.
And I have seen in my life. Many people
when a tiny affliction befalls them. They are quick to complain about a lot not to Allah. There's a difference between complaining to Allah and complaining about Allah. Why may man What have I done?
I've been good. I've been praying.
You know, when I teach where I teach, it was this young boy
who wanted to become a basketball player.
And as he grew up,
training in basketball, became a teenager. One day he crossed the road
and the car hit him and he broke his leg or I think he fell off the train. He broke his leg.
He broke his ligament which made him disabled for life. What I mean by disabled meaning he cannot go into extreme sports.
I used to pray five times a day.
I have memorized tissues of the Quran.
I read the Quran every day.
Why did Allah do this to me? He knows that I hoped to become a sports Player One day, he knows my
my hope and all my life and he took that away from me.
I'm not gonna pray to him anymore.
And he stayed for three whole years, not praying a single Raka to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
But Al Hamdulillah. One day he discovered
discovered a talent other than basketball. He had an ability to make public speeches.
And one day he stood up in class and I asked him to say something to the students about a certain knowledge of Islam. And he spoke about it because he had to and he received some good
feedback from the people
That he realized that Allah spent Allah had given him a different talent, being able to give Dawa to a last panel who had done something happened to the boy. And he still played basketball, but on a low level, and he said to me below, he said, You know,
I've never discovered that I have a talent inside of me. Now it worked for him.
And I realized now that maybe I don't, maybe basketball wasn't really my path. Maybe if I tried that way, I probably wouldn't have been able to get there and I'll probably miss out on all the other times that I have the talent of entering gentlemen being able to benefit people, something happened to him.
Alhamdulillah he started praying again.
The point of that is there are many people like him, who are straightaway quick to complain against Allah subhanaw taala but there are a few who realized that they have other talents that alas Mandela had given them you never know. Allah says in the Quran was the Quran Lucia
you may hate a thing when a low when it is actually good for you. Or you may hate a thing. When a last point that I make bring out a good out of it. You never know where your benefit will lie.
My brothers and sisters in Islam, the amount of blessings that Allah spent Allah has given us cannot be counted and he said this in the Quran numerously listen to what Allah said
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Allah is the one who created the skies and earth and he brought down from the sky water for you. And from that water, he may plant and growth to grow out of the ground as a provision for you so that you may survive and eat, enjoy yourself as with and he made for you the ships as they sailed in the oceans, with his command to serve you. And he made for you the rivers also to serve you and your crops and your drinking. And he made for you the sun to give you your provision as well.
And he made the night in the day and he gave you from anything that you ask anything that you need. And if you were to try to count the blessings of Allah you will not be able to count them. Verily, man is oppressive and a denier, you deny the blessings of Allah Spanner.
if Allah subhanho wa Taala were to take away a calamity or a blessing from a person. He says he is immediately so quick to losing his faith isn't what Allah spent Allah says in the Quran. Oh, I mean then see me Buddha ma Allah.
Irani Toma and maybe there are among the people who worship Allah on a single letter. What does that mean? Like on the edge like a feather, a single breeze can probably blow them away of their faith. They worship Allah just as if they're hanging on it on a tiny leaf or something.
When something good happens to them,
they, they feel luxurious, they feel satisfied. They feel confident.
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And he will lose both this world and the hereafter.
How many people are in that situation where a tiny breeze or something makes them lose their way.
The other day as I was teaching, a young boy came up to me and said,
Sir, I went on to this website.
they said that Islam had slavery.
And the professor said them he had slaves.
I said, so what do you think of that?
He said it shook my faith. I go to Panama.
Someone on a website who is a non Muslim
comes to you and in one single sentence manages to almost take you out of Islam, when you have been a Muslim all your life,
and you know much more than them about Islam, and you telling me that he's shaking your faith.
But so how is this and how is that?
Obviously I explained it. And I'll just let you know, obviously, that when slavery was in the time of the prophet SAW Selim, it was there for 1000s of years way before it. And Islam actually came and systematically and wisdom radically took away slavery by still allowing slavery but at the same time,
encouraging people to actually let them free. Because if they had let the slaves free, immediately, they would become public property. Because this was universal all over the world. It's not like today.
And then and prostitution, and brothels would have been everywhere, and it would become an economic burden on the Islamic Society.
And they will not be looked after the handicapped and the old slaves who don't know where their lineage is from, who have been slaves all their lives for generations, where will they go. Instead, Islam called them right hand positions, which means the right hand donates, and the right hand does good. You update their your positions in your right hand, meaning do only good to them. And when they are able to look after themselves, free them, if you want to expiate your sin free them, until finally, they will change from an AMA to further and further debt, which means young person and newborn person. And then we're given a name. So if a mother had a child and called the mother of her
child, when everyone else took the child and told them to go away, and they had a right to live in society, the Muslims freed them, and so on and so forth. Nevertheless, look how many Muslims there are actually a tiny word in the media.
A little word, or a tease, or a joke about Islam makes our youth today feel embarrassed of walking with their religion, and showing it off and learning about their faith. They whine and whine and cry. Why is our Muslim Islam so oppressive? They say, why is Islam everything is haram Haram. They say one person said to me, he goes, brother, everything's Haram, I might as well stay at home and do nothing. I said, Well, if you stay at home, that's also haram go out.
but seriously, seriously, the only reason why we find our assignment there's so much harm in our life,
is because we do too much harm. There's so much harm out there. And we forget what harm it does to us. We forget that it is haram. So when Islam says For example, Xena is haram, lower your gaze, he said to the men first lower your gaze men first. And then he said it to the women lower your gaze, because that is better for you. We say, look how much harm there is. It's I can't look at a girl.
If you know that Allah Subhana Allah forbid it because it's better for the community and better for the society better for your sisters better for your mothers, better for your daughters better for your wives, then you would obey it and you will say and hamdulillah that Allah had warned me and told me about this is a guidance. Just like we say in hamdulillah that he sent the doctor to tell me to avoid this type of bacteria because it could have given me hepatitis or something like that. We thank the doctors night and day for the medicine they have and the so called advanced technology that we have today in the medical advancement in science. Night and day. We say we live in an
extremely advanced intelligence society because we have all these discoveries in medicine. And we forget that prevention is better than cure and every one of us would prevent something if we know that it would harm us physically. But when it comes to Allah Hoon, who created the doctor and created the medicine, we say Allah makes everything harder.
Yeah, hello rotten Island I bet as Allah says in the Quran, a great sorrow upon the servants. And this was about the past May at the him rasulillah can be used as you know messenger comes to them with good news except that they mock him and joke about him.
There was one prophet who came to people
and you call to them This isn't sort of said yeah, call me my people. My people were just a gentleman. ottosson Medina TSR he came running to them a man from the end parts of the city. Kalia cometa, Bian mursaleen he wasn't actually Prophet was a nobleman, so it only my people follow the messengers.
It could be rumalaya llucmajor alma mater, don't follow the ones who don't ask you for anything in return and they are guided they're guiding you away from what will harm you.
You know what they did to him? In the Hadith it says that they grabbed this man. And I told him Aren't you going to be quiet, preventing us from our desires, we want to do what we want to do. He said I am advising you to follow him because better for you in your life. They brought him and I threw him down the world in another
Had it it says that they brought him in they stampeded on him until they crushed his bones and then they threw him down the well. Allah says in the Quran, Allah de Kooning Legion,
it was said into paradise.
for those who analyze it,
this ayah is saying
that as if this man wasn't even judged, didn't even go through anything, except that he was immediately from the wealth to paradise cleaner twin engine. It was said enter Paradise kala, kala,
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oh, sorry to my people, if only they knew what my Lord has given me in return and how he has blessed me and being generous to me. From the well, Tujunga yeah has written on a bad mega Team rasuna Can we assume a great sorrow to the servants whenever a messenger comes to them for that which guides them, they tease them and they mock them?
My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, how much has Allah given us as well?
In the livestock and animals, Allah sit in the corner and look at the cattle.
How he gives you pure milk from between intestines and blood, and feces inside the stomach. He gives you pure milk that is tasteful and healthy for you. Another Naima from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Yet we deny all of this and what he has given us. We forget that Allah Subhan Allah to Allah, on top of that has given us this beautiful Deen this way of life.
Allah says in the Quran, Allah commanded to locking Deena comm today I have completed your religion, your way of life.
Well at amendment to IRA community and have completed my blessing upon you What is this blessing? The Dean his way of life? This is a NEMA I have completed my Namah upon you meaning this Dean is the greatest nightmare and the complete nightmare that anyone can ever wish for and hope for. If you really follow it will it will acumen Islam Medina and I am pleased with this religion of Islam submission for you as your way of life.
My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, what is this Deen? Why is it such a blessing? Because Allah subhanaw taala told us that this Deen brings us life. It brings us guidance away from what can harm us and takes us away from those who do harm us and makes us become conscious and aware of the right from the wrong which path to take which paths not to take there's no need to research too much anymore. Listen to what Allah says in the Quran.
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Allah wants to forgive you,
but those who are astray, they always want to mislead you.
Don't shy away those who follow their desires and their temptations and their own lusts. They want to lead you astray from it.
And to go far away from this beautiful way of life, which is good for you in them. You read a lot more you have a lot through this Deen. He wants to lessen burdens and harm. Have you
even doctors today and I come from a biomedical background. Doctors say to you today go to any doctor to any medical practitioner to any researcher to any professor of science and he will tell you or she will tell you
that the best medicine is what
The best medicine is prevention. Prevention is better than cure. Allah is the one who before them brought us
the guidance of how to prevent ourselves from something.
Why did Allah subhanaw taala prevent a drop of alcohol from drinking it even though it won't get you drunk? Because he knows the effects of it that later on it can be addictive, and it can cause you to drink lots of alcohol which makes you drunk and corruption on Earth. Why did it prevent us from the kid from kissing a girl which we are not allowed to allow to or looking at her? Because the last month Allah knows that this can lead onto other problems. Why and why and why?
So this number of Islam is the best thing that could ever happen to anyone's life, even in a spouse relationship. No, my dear brothers and sisters, that if there is any conflict between a husband and wife, it's only because one or both of them has done something wrong
Everything that Allah spent, Allah has advised us will only bring the husband and wife together listen to this number of Islam, in which religion in which society in which culture,
in which civilization?
Does it command the men to give a bridal gift to the woman, and she has a right to do whatever she pleases with it in the halaal, of course, and the husband hasn't got the right to take it, or asked for it. And it's a debt upon his neck no matter what happens.
And that if she dies, and he doesn't pay it, he must give it to her is her father, her mother, her brothers or sisters, they're the ones who will inherit her.
Who has that right?
Except in Islam,
which one commands the men to work but doesn't command the woman to work, and if she wants to, she can, with her husband's permission, and if she does have money is hers is hers, she is not obliged to pay it. Which religion tells you that if the man divorces his wife, for the next three menstrual periods, he must provide her with shelter and wealth, and that for the rest of his life, he has to look out to the children, not her, even if they live with her.
Which religion says that,
except for Islam,
which religion tells you that if your enemy that is fighting and holds a sword against you,
or is shooting at you, comes to you and says to you, please let me give me shelter your home comes out of the army comes to you. After you had shot many of your friends and your brothers and sisters in Islam, and sister You give me shelter in your home
and commands the Muslim to give him shelter. This is in the Quran.
And if any of the disbelievers were fighting, you asked you to give them shelter, you must give them shelter.
Which one says that, and then when
they go back home, they become normal fighters to you as they were before the same fighter, which one says that which cultural civilization gives us the nirma
of a daughter, when in many Arab cultures, for example, even in many other cultures,
even till today, when you have a girl,
And we have that saying in Lebanese, when everybody's quiet in a room you say 100 Minute.
Girl is born.
When a boy is born, everybody rejoices which one brings the Nana, and says, For any men, or parents or any man or woman who has three daughters with a raised unrighteousness there will be a guard for them from Hellfire on the Day of Judgment. Even one daughter did not mention the boy, not the boy, just the gill.
Only the girl
the name of Islam. I mean, we cannot. There's too much to mention actually, about a family life, about relationships, about a community in society, for yourself for your health.
The other day, I said to my students, it is makrooh to lie down on your stomach and sleep on your stomach, they say so everything's hard, I'm even lying on your stomach.
I said to them, first of all, it's not how long it's my crew meaning disliked. And the reason why it's disliked is because it can harm you physically. Some of the things that can happen to us that you get backaches, if you're overweight and you sleep on your stomach, you will pressure the intestines will hurt your lungs and will hurt your heart. Don't say don't take it from me taking what the doctor said. But we already said this 14 centuries ago.
And having said this, I just want to show you something else.
You know what a Muslim does to a fly when it lands in your food and dies in.
Now we know what the professor said and told us to do. He said dip the fly in your food, dip it and never had to dip it three times to make sure that it's all dipped. And then throw the fly out and eat the rest of the food and then throw the food out because this is a blessing as well. My students said to me What do you mean the flying star This is disgusting.
I said this blacks quite the opposite is a blessing. So what are you talking about dipping apply? It's been in in feces and stuff like that comes and you got to dip it in your food? I said yes. It's a blessing and you don't know but Allah knows. Guess what?
The prophet SAW Selim said obviously because a wind carries the bacteria and it drops it while another wing or parts of its body carry the antibiotic
a few months ago.
I don't know if you know about this, because I researched a lot about these areas.
A professor or researcher a woman in America has discovered something she said this is her research about the fly. She said we were wondering one day How can a fly live in all these
Different bacterias and land there and still survive after that. How come that if a human were to attract, for example, filth like feces or urine, we know that medically if you, if you don't wash your hands or if sin unhygenic environment, you can develop hepatitis A, B, C, or C or even D, and some of them can kill you. You're a fly survives, how does it survive?
So she thought maybe it has an antibody that we can extract from and put into the human blood so that we can also develop our immune system.
So she went and they went in this and research the fly. They discovered my dear brothers and sisters,
that the fly has an antibiotic within its body and outside on his skin, on the outside of its body.
Well lie This is a research really, that's factual. I can promise anyone who wants it email me, I'll send it to you, inshallah.
The most remarkable thing about it is, how do we extract it from the fly, you know what she said, the only way that we know the easiest way and the most
appropriate way or the convenient way, is to dip it in liquid.
And then after we dip it in the liquid, we extract that liquid and we can probably inject it into the human blood and probably develop an immune system just like a vaccine.
Just like they extract the poison of a snake, such as in India and other places, and they inject them to the child develops an immunity towards certain snakes, or certain Venom's from different spiders and tarantulas.
And if you would like to know also,
they take the urine of a horse as well, for women with metaphors and injected in her as well. She doesn't know that you see.
But they do that and it creates an antibiotic and it's a good thing for our immune system as well.
Islam is a blessing, but we just don't know that. So let us not whine about these things and complain about them.
My dear brothers and sisters in Islam.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says about those who receive camellia calamities and whine about it, he replied this
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did man assume that they will enter Paradise so quickly and easily like that. And when we bring them the stories of the people before them, they went through trials and calamities, a lot of harm came to them a lot of settlement about set like hardship, really, they felt it, it closed them. And misfortune was Zulu. The Earth was shaken underneath their feet until their messengers and their people used to say when is the last victory going to come? Allah said Behold, just be patient. The victory of Allah is coming soon for you Don't worry.
This is why I have a bit of a long one weekends of prophecy. I sell him once and he uncovered his shirt after trying to go and give Dawa to people
and he found burns of holes, burns and which which made holes in his back.
He said there are Salalah crying and wailing. I went there to give them down there to grab me they took my shirt off and they
heated rocks on the fire and dragged my dragged my back on the rocks until he developed these holes in my back.
This is really this is extreme. The promise I sent him stood up and he was kneeling down on the curb. And he stood up set up straight and he said in June, you are a people who are hastening for a loss of victory. Be patient Allah is training us. There will be a time there were people before you. One of them will be brought in front of the people and they will bring the chainsaw and saw him in half from top to bottom. Just for them to leave this is the coal and they would not leave it.
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and as he sat down he had a smile on his face when suddenly he began to cry.
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He had looked around his house you see and he saw that his house was extremely simple.
His mat was made of straw and he could see the marks on the front and center his body.
His pillow was stuffed with coarse leaves and he could see the effects on his cheek explicit cheeks a lot. He was
He looked at the corner and he found some barley which was not attended to still in its mother stem. He looked at his
his lamp, his lantern, and he found that there was no fuel in it to light it up for some light and heat.
He said euro Salama,
the Emperor is of kisara and Casa of Persia and Rome.
They are reclining on silk and eating from the most exquisite meals. Everything they want is there for them and wearing from near as expensive clothing
will enter your rasulillah you a messenger of God, the best of all human beings. He had like this
process and him stood up and he smiled
to teach us a lesson not to wail and whine. He said to him, yeah, oma
and Allah homely and Allahumma dunia
does not please you Yama, that all they will get in the end is this temporary life and then they'll check it all behind them won't take any of it with them. And we have the hereafter obviously when he's saying Ramadan on the hereafter I'm gonna Liana understands what this word means what the hereafter means. It's an everlasting bliss that never, ever runs out. You'd be crazy. If I said to you, if someone said to you,
work and work all your life and struggle and struggle for 50 years so that you can receive one minute of pleasure. Would you be sane if you were to go through hardship and plowing for 50 years to receive one minute of pleasure? Would anybody do that? No, no one would do that. So we plow on struggle for the 60 or 70 years of our life, which in the end is only like a day or an hour.
We have our own our own mattresses and they leave behind them
an enormous day, which is everlasting in the hereafter.
So I'm going to hop on and replied by saying he wiped his tears and he said Bella Bella Rasul Allah. Oh yes, yeah, Rasul Allah, this is exactly what we want. The Companions the prompts are seldom,
there will always look after for the neighbor and those who are deprived before they feed themselves, Abubakar, the Alon, Omar, the Alon. All of them. What do you think they used to eat?
olives, olive oil.
they'd leave the meat for the people and they would not eat until they made sure that the people in their flock had eaten already. Before they would touch it. They didn't whine. The prophet SAW Selim when he came into the house when when he used to come to the house and not find food ready? Or food available? He would say yeah, is there no food today? She would say no a lot here. So it's been we've gone through rough times. And did not wail and whine and say why why why? What did I marry you for?
He said, even for him, therefore I'm fasting today.
There are people who make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they call upon Allah, call and call and call. And unless Mandela doesn't yet respond. So what do they do?
They say I've asked Allah and I've asked the line hasn't listened to me. I don't ask him anymore.
Forget it, and leaves his prayer and goes away from Allah spent Allah wa salam warned and he said, a person may ask Allah and ask Allah, Allah would not give him when he's just about to give him He says, I'm sick and tired of this.
When Allah would have, he would, when Allah subhanaw taala was testing him because he loves to hear his servant call upon him night and day. And in order to give him so much in the Hereafter, when for those who understand the last matter, that you will know that when you call upon last month and you go through a bit of hardship, Allah loves to hear your voice, night and day. Why? Because he's a fear God on the Day of Judgment, He will say to those who didn't call upon Him, He will say, My servant will take this and that and that and that and that why your A B? He will say because my servant kept calling upon me. And this is why he has earned what I have given him. allowance to give
you more, and He will give you in the end, don't worry in this life.
A uvala his salon,
or uvala his sallam. He had 14 children. And he had great health and wealth. Everybody loved him. One day after 80 years, I lost my dad took away all of his 14 children one by one. Then he took away his wealth. Then he took away his health until the narration says that his skin used to fall off his body until he could see his muscles and his bones and he's still alive breathing.
Not only that, the people began to say if this man was a good person, Allah wouldn't have done this to him.
So he lost his close friends.
One day his wife came in and said, Yeah, you
alayhis salam isn't enough now. Can't you ask Allah to get rid of this? It's enough. We've gone through too much.
A Yoruba alayhis salaam then said,
my wife, how long did the last panda die like give me blessings for she said 80 years or so. He said, I am too shy to ask Allah to cure me yet until 80 years of this time has gone as well. Because giving me so much
it was after seven years, however,
when he saw his wife resorted to taking from her hair and selling it that he said, Robbie messenia guru and Tara hammer Rahim and even look at the way that he asked the Lord to cure him. He didn't say, oh, Allah que me. Oh Allah, you have hung our law. You brought the sickness take it away from me. No, no, no. He said, oh my lord, harm has afflicted me. It didn't even attribute it to our last panel. Because when harm comes to a Muslim, when Allah spent that afflict you with some kind of hardship, it's actually good for you. I'm going to say the Hadith in a minute. When Dr. hamre Haman and you are the Most Merciful.
Allah says fucka chef Nam Bahamian book. We took away all the harm away from him. Where are they now? Allahu wa mitla whom we gave him his family back and his children back and double their amount. We gave him wealth. grasshoppers like the shape of grasshoppers of gold began to rain onto a Eubalaena seldom used to pick him up and used to eat more than what he had. It's in the Hadith it says that he would go around and picking as much as he can so quickly.
And then Allah sent up I said him and said to him, yeah, you are you're not already being given enough blessings while you're trying to hold everything up. Yeah, in other words, take all that don't worry, we're giving you blessings. Why are you so quick in wanting to gather at all he said you're up who is there that can take enough of your Enough of your blessings and gathering your blessing out of so Muslim?
Allah loves to see his servant taking from his blessing. He loves it and thanking Allah for his blessing. If when in the hardship they also think a lot and they are patient. The prophet SAW Selim said our job polyamory movement for a number of
strangers the matter of the believer for anything that happens to him or her is good Subhanallah he said in our Saba Hokkaido Shakur, winner Sabah to sala de la Shaka Saba, when something good happens to them they think a lot when something bad happens to them. They are patient because Allah says in the Quran, oil and everyone wishing him in a
neurod or ever she saw we're in a Latina
in LA Rajaraman, we shall surely try you
with a loss of wealth
and wealth and and fear and hunger and loss of lives.
And loss of fruits and food
and give glad tidings to those who are patient to the ones who win in a calamity befalls them they say to Allah we belong unto him We shall return they remember that this is a test.
I'm going to wind down now very soon inshallah brothers and sisters in Islam. The prophet SAW Selim encouraged us to visit the sick and to visit the graveyards. Why? Because the graveyards remind us that this life is short and that the Hereafter is the most important. So a man came and said yeah, Rasul Allah, when is the last hour going to come? The prophet SAW Selim said, Don't ask about that mother either. Tell her what have you prepared for it? So the Hereafter is what we are preparing for. Visiting the sick and visiting the ill reminds us of the blessing that Allah has given us we see when we visit the blind person, we remember that Allah has given us eyesight. When we visit a
deaf person, remember that Allah has given us hearing when we visit a crippled person, remember that Allah has given us legs. The world is yours, you can do anything you like, anything you like.
But this poor crippled person. Imagine what they were going through. I have three friends in Melbourne at the moment.
There are three three of them will lie are extremely strong, and young people.
One of them is 23. The other is 32. And the other one is 31 years old.
They have everything in the world and hamdulillah. They use their health, their wealth.
Allah subhanho wa Taala
afflicted them with the harm.
Three of them were stricken with cancer.
One of them leukemia
the 23 year old
the second one array
type of leukemia.
And the third one is also leukemia.
The first one who got leukemia when he was 18 years old.
He found out that he had leukemia when he was 18.
He wasn't religious at that time. And he told me this said he went home and started to cry and wail and say, What have I done? Why did I deserve this? Why, why why? began to have doubts about his own faith.
He said a few months later, I went back to the doctor, and it was all gone.
Was all gone.
But he was almost about to do Cooper.
He was gone.
So after that, he actually became thankful to Allah started worshipping, and became more religious, even grew his beard.
And he became one of those who became very knowledgeable in the religion handler and made a vow to his family. I think over 20 members of his friends also became better Muslims and one
girl over the internet. He gave a Dawa, and she became a Muslim as well.
At the age of 22, he felt elegant.
And the Kenya came back into his body
as an Allah's wisdom, why this happened,
but look at his state now. He said brother now got leukemia.
But he is now thankful to Allah. He still worships Allah. He asked me Should I shave my beard I said, Be patient brother. Just keep it even if it's one last year. He kept it.
He went through a great struggle, my dear brothers and sisters for eight months under chemotherapy. unimaginable what kind of pain they go through.
And he takes out all the all the white cells that that protect them from all the bacteria and viruses that if he got a cold or flu, he will die from it. If he doesn't go to the hospital within about five or six hours.
He went through that one time. The one of his
hoses that go into his it has to keep up 24 seven.
It became loose and blood started to pour, he fainted. And he was taken to emergency to hospital emergency. And he thought he was going to die. Then he woke up and they said if you weren't here half an hour, if you were here half an hour late you would have been dead.
And on and on. Then hamdulillah they found the donor for him.
And he did record a transplant of the other person's blood and marrow
hamdulillah worked out. But still till now. He is one day at home five days in hospital because it takes time for it to take time for his body to accept it. The other day he attracted an infection.
He had to be in hospital for five days and five nights. He was very bad. We thought he was going to go That's it.
I went to visit him. Brothers and sisters will lie to the state I saw him and he can't speak because of the side effects. Inside of his mouth he was full of Well, I'm not exaggerating, probably 50 ulcers and pimples inside of his mouth and on his tongue and the back, couldn't eat it couldn't drink from it. That's it, put it through his nose and through his blood.
And he's still going through it. He needs about a year to see what his buddy accepted or rejects it. It will lie.
I have never seen a person like him in that situation who was closer to Allah than he is ever was. The second person 32 years old, also attracted this rare type of leukemia.
I went and visited him the other day. He has probably about maybe if you count them 300 his lift on his on his beard
from the chemotherapy. He was also admitted into the cancer institution Institute or the council hospital because he had attracted a tiny virus which caused inflammation in his liver. And if he hadn't been there.
Five hours later, he would have been dead. He is receiving a treatment worth
$300,000 he said to me I visited He said it was a Friday evening and he and I had a little speech at the Preston measured my usual Friday talks. I said what would you like me to say to the people, he said brother could barely talk of course, said brother tell the people to thank Allah for the blessings that they have the health
and what he was trying to say was also in this country and I have to say that our last month that has led us to be here in Australia and besides all the other negativities at least this he said if I was about his a Turkish brother said if I was back in Turkey brother
I couldn't afford this treatment is $300,000 treatment the government
paying for it. I would have been dead by now. I said to him, it's the same in Lebanon. You could be in a critical condition if you can't pay the levy outside until you die.
He said it is Allah who put them here. It's not the Australian Government's Allah. So tell them to thank Allah for what they haven't stopped whining.
The third brother, he was a revert to Islam.
Lebanese used to be Christian and converted to Islam. He married a beautiful, a good sister.
And he became very wealthy Allah gave him lots of wealthier one, lots of wealth. In fact, one day he came up to me said brother, I have $60,000 sitting aside If you want, I can lend them to you and just pay me them in after 10 years if you like. Or if you know anybody on Linden, such a beautiful heart. One day he came to the masjid and hugged me after a while and he said, Brother, I've got cancer,
The cancer went away and then came back.
And then for about two years, I couldn't see him
in hospital, and finally they found the donor for him. And he got the bone marrow transplant, he had to stay in his house. from memory 11 months he wasn't allowed to leave his bedroom. Because if he did, he didn't have enough of his white blood cells to protect him against any virus or bacteria. He died within five hours.
So Panama, you would think that he would move away from Allah
Subhana Allah the other day, his parents came in.
And he kept on giving them down for about three hours constantly saying to them, Mum, Dad, if you don't become Muslim, now,
I will die a sad man.
I don't want to leave this world, knowing that you have disbelieved in Allah.
I want you to be with me and Jen, if you want to make me happy.
And he doesn't care that he's going to leave the world. The only thing to make him happy is that his parents embrace Islam.
So the parents said something, and he went unconscious.
The next day, they brought the priest and he started throwing holy water on them baptizing them again. He said, in case there's because they see they did Cofer in other words in case they might go further, they went into Islam. So he started baptizing to make sure that everybody is still a Christian.
I applaud these brothers and I got a really great lesson from them. I don't know if I can be the same if I was in a position whereby along
brothers sisters in Islam, inshallah rip it down with this final story.
There was a young girl in Sri Lanka, young aneesa was only five years old. And we were trying to gather some money for her for a treatment. And there are many liker they brought us some photos of her
younger niece. She was born with her large intestine outside of her body. He was outside.
And this young girl Anissa grew up which is that looks healthy, you know, she plays and everything but her internal organs are outside and part of the liver is also outside of her body. And she's trying to get treatment. But in India, they couldn't. And then they sort of had like, a little nit over it sort of thing.
So Panama, the Royal Children's Hospital here wanted to sort of bring her down and give her this treatment.
But she passed away before she could come.
Younger knees are five years old. Her parents obviously felt grief. Let us think Allah subhanho wa Taala that He has given us healthy children, ourselves, how many children are born with problems in them, and their parents go through grief or loss mandatory has given you the other day I visited a brother young healthy will not allow them 20 something years old.
good swimmer, excellent swimmer. He died off the platform,
ended up in hospital completely paralyzed.
While he went and visited him, he said brother Well, I don't know how I became paralyzed. I just dived.
And then suddenly, I just found myself I couldn't I couldn't twist over my face down and I can't breathe and I'm gonna twist over.
And I couldn't, couldn't feel my body. people noticed and important to hospital trying to move his limbs like this should see him somehow like a like adult like a puppet.
And so panelized coming nearer to Allah and it's something amazing I think the love for every I think the love that I can for every moment that Allah has given me to feel each fingertip that I have ah nailed that I have.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Never look at those who are less fortunate than you. Always look at those sorry. Never look at those who are more fortunate than you in life. Look at those who are less fortunate than you in life.
This is better for you. He said, let us dharani amatola so that you will not be ungrateful for what Allah has already blessed you
you know this on television.
this marketing world, it has placed the disease in us this disease of want not need want,
of gotta have that particular thing on television. Children today spoiled. Gotta have that iPad, I've got to have that new PlayStation, I've got to have that I gotta have that I gotta have that.
Women and men waiting, and we've got to have this, we've got to compete in that way. Look at so and so what they have in their house, we should get like them.
And families of splitting apart can put competition about worldly things. And they forget that there are people who are deprived of being able to even drink water in their day, who don't know whether they're going to survive to the next day, such as the tsunami in Indonesia when I visited those orphans when I cried night and day, drinking from filthy water, you should see where they're sleeping, we're lucky none of us here would let them if they had a cow that wouldn't let their cows sleep with asleep but they couldn't do anything. And your friends are happy running around orphans, thinking a lot of praying to Allah, Allah May Allah subhanaw taala give them blessings and help
I finished it My dear brothers and sisters with a DA
and I ask Allah to Allah in English so everybody can understand.
Allahu Allah, we thank you for what you have blessed us with, for every breath that we breathe, for every eyesight that we have, for every day that you bring us back to life after death, meaning sleeping, I asked you, our Lord to forgive us for every moment we wailed. And every moment we complained, I asked you, you Allah, for every person tonight who is sick or ill, and for any person who is in debt for any person who is in hardship to relieve them from their hardship, from their debt, from their illness in their sickness. I asked Allah Subhana whoever is in prison now, who has been oppressed, to relieve them from what they are in and to save them to make them better people? I
asked you Yeah, Allah to unite our hearts and to make us satisfied for what we have a llama is
our love Give us satisfaction. Allahumma Habibullah Ilaha attic. Allah make us love your worship. We ask you, your Allah, to make us never feel and gratitude towards your blessing. We ask Allah to increase our blessings, and to not make us holy fool, to not make us heedless of your Nana, and to not make us arrogant when you bring something to us. We asked you, you're allowed to not make us those who despair and quibble over things that have passed us and not to be proud of the things that we have received. We ask you a lot to make us generous. And to let us a bit drink from the hands of the professor, sell them on the Day of Judgment, and to unite us with those who donate from their
wealth, night and day, to make us one of those who are generous to make us one of those who are thankful to make us one of those who will be among those who will enter Paradise without a server either be or have been. I mean, you said
that the greatest occupants of heaven are the poor people. So our Lord give us that characteristic that they have no matter if we are wealthy or poor, durable, I mean, a cola cola That was tough, Rola Hollywood the conquest of Pharaoh sallallahu wasallam Mohammed Allah and he was on the edge 9%.
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