Qada & Qadr #4
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Ask us about them, you are not responsible for them.
And the other part of predestination are the things which Allah gave us control over. And these things which he gave us control over, he sent us guidance, he told us do this, don't do that. Everything is
explained to us in the Quran to lead a life. That leads us to what pleases Allah and what takes us away from hellfire,
the commands and prohibitions anytime Allah commands us with something to do, prohibit us from something to do something not to do know that this is in your control.
And we said, how do we explain that second part that if something is in with your control, then where is God's Will we explain that very simply, that it is God's will, that He granted us the gift of choice. He gave us some control over certain things. But no matter what we do, and what we choose not to do, we never have full control over everything.
If you do something, we don't have full control of the outcome.
If you want success, how successful would it be, we have some control. And some of it we don't.
If something happens to us, we have control in fixing or solving or learning from it afterwards. But we don't have control of changing the past, for example, or changing the consequences. So we have some control. And the things we have no control over were not questioned about.
Of course, there are things that we do. And we know that God told us be careful, there could be a catastrophic consequence from this. And then when we disobey Allah in that deliberately and a catastrophic consequence happens, even if we didn't want that to happen, that is on you. Because you had a conscious choice, and you knew any possibility of the outcome can happen.
We can't turn around and say, but I didn't intend for that much harm to happen to someone or to myself. But you did have the choice of to go that direction or not.
If Allah wills there can be a small consequence or big consequence or no consequence.
Brother and Sisters, Allah does not judge us for what happens but rather our choices.
What we made,
brothers and sisters, we answered many questions like this. And we said that there is God's pre measurement than predestination, pre measurement, pre measurement are all the laws around us that govern this entire universe and govern your life
that we work within them. Such as when you plant the seed, that's your choice to plant the seed, how big the seed grows, how big the tree grows, how many fruits it bears, how healthy it is, how long it lives is not in your control. These are laws which Allah created laws in nature.
if you are negligent, and you don't care about how you make things, let's say you're an engineer, carpenter, a electrician or plumber, you're a doctor you are whatever you want to be anything and you are negligent in your work, and something goes wrong. This is on you. But the laws around it that Allah said cause and effect. If you do this, this will happen. These laws are pre measured. Allah measured everything in this entire universe to be the way it should be. And they all work within Allah's measurement within a laws precise,
precise measurement, precise laws that he made, no one can walk work outside those laws. For example, Allah did not create the human being with wings to fly like a bird. So if you jumped off a cliff without any
invention that or gliders or anything that keeps you up, you're not going to fly you're going to fall. Because the laws of Allah is that the humans don't have wings. They can't fly, you'd have to make an aeroplane to fly. Isn't that correct? A fish swims. If you take the fish out of the sea, except for a while if it's not a mammal, it's going to die because there's no oxygen. Well, there is oxygen in the water. But when it goes out to be technical, it can't breathe the oxygen as it does in the water. Why? Because the laws of Allah that way.
You do something there is a consequence. These laws might even the sisters cannot be changed. They are called the pre measures of Allah. Allah measured them precisely. And Allah called them the Sunnah of this world. Well And digital is
nathula heatable Deelen Wellen digitally Sunette Allah He taweelah you cannot ever find that the laws of Allah which He made in this world can ever be changed, nor can they ever been taken off course, some people we mentioned say what about evolution, the theory of evolution, we say to you, if the theory of evolution is correct, there is no problem for Muslims. And in fact, part of it agrees with the Islamic
belief of color. But if evolution is true, this is a law and a process and a condition of how life grows and continues and changes, all of that is within a laws pre measurement, he measured it to be that way.
For example, if you are of African descent, and somebody else is of Asian descent, and you got married a man and a woman, your children are going to be a new type of breed and either a human being but a new type of ethnicity. And you look, this is within evolution, but we say this is within God's Allah has pre measurement laws. Is that correct? Some people breed cats so they breed animals or birds and to bring out new
you know, new species, all of this speciation is Allah's laws, all of it is within Allah's pre measurement, but you cannot work outside those laws.
You cannot work outside what those laws you cannot bring, for example.
What can I say? Fire,
you cannot bring fire and water together and expect an ice cube to result from it. You can expect vapor, but you cannot expect an ice cube because the laws that Allah created don't work that way.
Same with our lives. Allah pre measured everything, and we are not questioned about his laws. A good example is one brother here mentioned to me by Rahmatullah lay the shaker shadow we he was asked if you know me, the Egyptians scholar and he was asked about the difference between cover cover and the cover which we have controller, we have some control or choice over and the cover
cover within which we have some choice and the cover we don't have choice. And he gave a good example. He said it's like when you bought an aeroplane
you're inside the aeroplane and it's flying.
You can move around within certain limits in the aeroplane, isn't that correct. You can drink you can sit, you can stand, you can put the seatbelt on, you can take it off, you can pray, you can sleep, you can go to the toilet, you can eat, you can break the law, and then there's consequences. These are all within your choice. But you don't have a choice over whether Aeroplan took off from where the aeroplane is going to land, how high the aeroplane is flying, how fast the aeroplane is going, you have no control over that.
If you break the law in the aeroplane, that was your choice. And you have to suffer the consequence. If you do the right thing, you will have a safe good journey and enjoyable one to a certain extent. But you don't have control over the time, the distance, anything that happens to the aeroplane, if it lands in the wrong place. If it doesn't fly the right way. That's the pilots fault, or someone else's fault, not yours. Same with this world. Imagine this world is like the aeroplane, you are on it, you're born at a certain time, you will die a certain time. That's where you took off. That's where you will land. You have conditions in this world.
Anything within those limits are your choices and your consequences. And when you were born, when you die, will how long you're going to these are Allah's pantallas choices. Of course you have some control over your health, your exercise, and all of this is within the whole package of Allah's predestination and pre measurement all of it. Is this clear up to here?
As I said, review the last three lessons for more details, technical details on all the questions that may come to your mind.
Today Insha Allah, I want to address the last two points. The last two points I'll address the last two points in sha Allah. Someone asked me about an authentic hadith, which is collected in Sahih Bukhari and sahih. Muslim
about the story between the prophets Adam and Musa alayhis salaam
and the Hadith goes like this
demo Musa, Adam, Adam and Moses, they had
a disagreement. They had a debate or an or a friendly argument, an intellectual argument.
for calling Allahu Musa, Moses said to Adam
and to Adam Alethea Raj Attica, hoppy. Atoka mineral Jana. Are you Adam? The one whose sin
eating from the tree which Allah forbid, the one who sin took him out of paradise out of the garden. In another Hadith, he told him
it is a you the what is Are you the one who sin made all of us end up on Earth
for calling Allahu Allah Adam, Adam said to Moses,
unter Musa, Allah, the stuffer, Allah who be Risa Allah to he will be killing me. Are you Moses, the one whom ALLAH chose him, to give him the Scripture, the torah, the torah,
and chose you to be the one he spoke to directly.
From Mata Lu Mooney, Allah Imran could Dara Allah Jakob LA and o'clock. Then after all that, you blame me for something which was predestined for me before I was even created.
The Prophet Muhammad Salah Selim says for Karla Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam
for Hajah mimosa, Adam, Adam.
Adam overcame over Adam beat Musa in the argument, Adam beat Musa in the argument, he had an stronger argument.
So they asked me, How do we explain that?
Adam Alayhis Salam we know the story of Adam, that Allah subhanho wa taala. He put him in what we call Jana, is that the Jana we're going to in sha Allah that is destined for those who obey Allah and then succeed? Or is it a different type of Jannah only Allah knows, it seems it was some garden of paradise of a certain level, that Allah created Adam and Eve, and then place them in there for a little while. And he told them as you know, the story do not eat from that tree, a particular tree in paradise said, don't eat from it. And he told them, warn them against shaitan do not listen to the shaytaan he is your enemy, to both Adam and who and how Eve Don't listen to him, he is your
enemy. So the warning was there, the command was there. And there was one sin, only one sin, no other sin. And that is do not eat from the tree.
And beware of the shaitan.
Otherwise, he said there will be a terrible outcome, a bad outcome.
As time went on
the shaytaan a bliss without going through the whole story, a bliss he had it in for Adam and the rest of us because he had promised Allah before he made a promise about promises, I am going to lead all of the children of Adam astray. And I'm going to take whoever I can to hellfire. And Allah said to him, try my sincere servants, you'll have no power over them.
So he went to Adam and Eve. And he made up all these philosophical,
you know, beliefs and kept talking to Adam and whispering to Adam and whispering to Eve, whispering and confusing them for about 40 plus years.
40 plus years, Allahu Allah, if that's authentic or not, but we find interferon because it was about 40 plus years.
He kept on changing his arguments and convincing them until Adam
got confused. He forgot. He forgot what the command really was. It didn't mean that he forgot that Allah had told him don't eat from the tree, he forgot what the it could have been, that he forgot what the command meant, what the meaning of it meant, what the purpose of it meant. What. So you know how sometimes, this explains to somebody in this earth, you go on YouTube or any, you know, all this social media, and you get bombarded with all these people trying to prove for example, Islam wrong or the Quran wrong, and they cause you doubt. Sometimes there are even Muslims themselves, who want to twist Islam for their own agenda. And they want to create a modernist view of Islam or what
they call a so called progressive view. But what they do is they're twisting the meanings of a senator bring you an idea or a hadith and I say it's correct, it's in the Quran, but it means they
Send it means that you get confused. hasn't that happened before
they bring you a verse and they don't deny but they confuse you. So this what could have happened to Adam Alayhis Salam IBLEES confused him until Adam forgot the original clear command of Allah.
And so he ate from the tree, him and his wife Eve Hawa.
And the last one our to Allah took away the light that was covering them.
And they felt naked, because there was light covering them, they felt naked. And this is an indication brother and sisters that when we sin,
when we go off the guidance of Allah,
our shame starts to decrease.
When you're a child, there is a natural shame that comes to you.
If you've noticed, if you have little daughters or little son, when they reach a certain age, they get a bit embarrassed for you to go and take them to the toilet.
Or the shower, they start telling you by themselves just turn around, they don't know why. This is a fitrah. So when you start singing, and you go against the laws, laws, the natural consequence of that is that your shame begins to go down, you start to get used to it and you don't feel the shame of it, the guilt of it as time goes on, so long as you continue.
what happened is that the shaitan he started doing that to them.
After that brothers and sisters, Adam forgot and he ate from the tree this was revealed. And then he immediately asked Allah to forgive him, said, Oh ALLAH forgive me, Allah Subhana Allah forgave him.
Then Adam and Hawa ended up on Earth. By up how do we explain that? Somebody will come up and say,
Allah says in the Quran, WA saw Adam or a bear who forgot. Adam disobeyed his Lord, and he fell into error.
Does that mean? Doesn't that mean? That if I sin, it was the will of Allah. Since Adam told Moses,
I disobeyed Allah, you know, this was written upon me before. It's not my fault. That's how you might understand it. Isn't that correct? In this case, a lot of people might say, well, it explains why I didn't pray. It explains why I don't wear the hijab. It explains why I lie. It explains why I've got a girlfriend and boyfriend explains why I sleep around explains why I still it explains why I'm a criminal.
Isn't that right? The list goes on. There is no blame then on anybody who does anything wrong. Any crime. All we can say is, well, you know if Adam, he disobeyed Allah, and he said to Moses, it's because Allah had written this upon me, it's not my fault. Well, then all of us now are free. We just do anything you want, really. And we can all say it's God's God.
That's a problem, isn't it? That's a problem. The answer to that is again, this is a misunderstanding.
What Adam Alayhis Salam is referring to is not his sin.
You see, some people they read parts of the Quran and parts of Hadith and they don't read what's before or after. And there are no other Hadith and Quranic verses that explain it. Allah he's referring to Adam II, Sam is referring to what Allah subhana wa Taala will before He created him, what did He Allah say to the angels when he was about to create Adam, what did he say? In Surah Al Baqarah. Allah subhanaw taala says,
what is called rabuka Little mela Ekati in Niger, I don't fill out the Khalifa behold, when your Lord said to the angels, I am going to place on earth.
will give birth to generations and pass on to other generations,
meaning the humans. So where was Adam destined to be in Jannah? Or on Earth on Earth? And Adam is saying this was already decided by Allah before I even disobeyed that he was putting me on earth anyway.
And now Moses with all the scripture that you got the torah
and there's another Hadith he says them when when was the Torah written before you received that Moses? And Moses said to him, the Torah was written 40 years before Allah created the creation. He said if the Torah was written 40 years before the creation of creation
And isn't it in the Torah, he says that I'm going to disobey and end up in Aurora. He said, Yes. He said your Torah said this for years before it came down. That means it was Allah's cover. What is he referring to? That Allah was originally going to put Adam on Earth anyway? So why was he in paradise in Jana? This is a wisdom from Allah. Allah knew that if he put Adam in Jannah, and he warned him about the shaitan, Adam was going to show a weakness which Allah wants us to see, as humans. He wanted to introduce us to our weaknesses, he wanted to introduce us to paradise that this is the end place, this is where you're going. That's the final destination that you have to work towards.
Because it really hits you that Adam was actually in the garden wasn't just on earth. And He wants us to know that the shaitan a bliss hitter isn't he won't settle with just making you do wrong things in this earth. He will keep going with you until his end Destiny which is not to let you go to Paradise at all. And so you can go to hellfire forever. He will not just settle for little dates, even big dates. He wants to make sure you completely leave Islam, you leave your Lord you disbelieve in Allah Ania and never enter paradise. That was the wisdom behind it. And so Allah put Adam in paradise for us to learn this valuable lesson throughout time. Subhana was not only Muslims,
all religions know this, mostly the Christians and Jews, the Abrahamic faiths, they all know about this, except they got it wrong in one way. They thought that Adam, because he ate from the tree, God became angry at him, angry, you know, lightning bolts and everything. And he punished him by placing them on Earth and now we're being punished. This is wrong in Islam. This is wrong. We don't Islam does not teach us that. Islam believes that the sin that Adam did, has nothing to do with the will that Allah made to place us on Earth. They're two separate matters. Okay, so why does Allah say them disobeyed and he IRD
Adam Alayhis Salam did not intentionally disobey. Remember what we said? He forgot. Allah says in the Quran Welaka da Hytner Illa dynamin cabello fantasy Willem Najib LA who Ozma most certainly we had given Adam a command before but he forgot. We found him lacking in firmness of resolution, meaning he did not show firmness of purpose and determination meaning his temptations and confusions overcame him due to what shaitan tricked him with in his verbal gymnastics, and his confusing philosophies. You understand?
And then forgot,
and forgetfulness, pay attention? Pay attention, forgetfulness? Is that the color of Allah or not?
Of course it's the color of Allah but it's not the type that you're responsible for.
Forgetfulness is split into two parts one of it you are not responsible for it's within your biology. You didn't mean it You forgot a lot that you remember the voxel SLM, said, he says, roofie on metal Hapa. Witness Ian,
for my nation,
if they forget, or they make a mistake, Allah does not hold them accountable. If you forgot your salary, or you forgot, or you made a mistake in yourself, Allah subhanaw taala does not sin you for the for genuinely forgetting and genuinely making a mistake. But Allah does sin you for your negligence and lack of care. And as a result, you forgot that one is your fault, because you were deliberately negligent and careless, deliberately don't care. That's a different story. Adam was not careless, nor was he negligent. But he did not have the strong willpower that was needed to overcome his his confusion and his firm determination and memory.
And that is a weakness of humans. Allah the Prophet alayhi salam said, Nasir Adam financier Nicaea Adam.
Fantasy panela forgot the exact text fantasy a
fantasy Obando Adam Yanni the meaning of stuff for Allah Rasool saw Selim said the hadith is authentic, he said, Adam forgot. And so his children inherited forgetfulness. And this also shows you a little bit of science here that
I wanna say other fantasy reata, which is like a low, high fantasy of the RIA to the progeny of Adam began to forget. So we do inherit from our parents behaviors in our genetics, and you can alter that and change your behavior and then your children can inherit good behavior and that is why
I sort of in Islam, breastfeeding is a big deal. If a baby is still developing, especially in its first few months, and another mother breastfed that baby,
that baby, for for full breastfeeding, that baby becomes
your brother, your foster brother, your foster sister, and that new mother becomes his foster mother. So not allowed to marry her anymore because some of her genetics
alter the genetics of the baby, or have have a role in it. So behavior of human beings according to Islam, and according to science seems to be correct that you do inherit it and we have inherited from Adam and Eve a lot of this now, that was how humans are. And it was the will of Allah subhanaw taala to be that way. So brothers, sisters, let me go back. Adam Alayhis Salam did not say that he came down to earth because of his sin. He came down he said, Because Allah had willed that he was going to be on Earth anyway. The fact that he was in Paradise was meant to be for a short time anyway, because Allah wanted to take a last month I want to manifest a big lesson for all of mankind
till the end of time to learn from that the shaitan is our enemy, he will always be trying to put delta know heads whispers. Our minds are weak. So avoid listening to people who give you doubts, avoid bad friends that can influence you. And remember that you are a forgetful human being. God commands you and prohibits you. But at the same time, if you forgot, if you made a mistake, and even if it was deliberate, you've always got a way out, just like Adam repented to Allah. Allah forgave him immediately. You can also get out of any sins by repenting and changing your ways. And Allah will forgive all your sins completely, so long as you are genuine. So the shaitan has no room if you
stay up long Allah's guidance. Is this clear so far? Brothers and sisters?
Okay. In sha Allah Huhtala.
When Adam made that sin, and He disobeyed I just had one more thing I didn't say he did not disobey deliberately. It was unintentionally. So why does Allah say he disobeyed in Arabic in the Arabic language, when you say all Saul, it can mean a deliberate rebellion. You rebel, I'm not going to listen deliberately. And another meaning for us our means unnatural,
just doing the opposite. So the fact is that he did the opposite of what Allah said. That was just the fact. But it was not intentional. Yanni in Arabic, said, Hi, lefur. Hi, if I just did the opposite, but he was unintentional. It was unintentional.
For how well Allah says he went to era, it's a very, very light word. It says he slipped in another version of translations, they say he slipped.
It's for people of other religions, like Christians, or maybe Jews, I'm not sure. This is a big deal to say, all this is just a slip, a little tiny error of adolescent because as I told you, their entire belief of why we're here
totally goes against what Islam taught us. For Islam, again, we say we separated between his sin which has slipped and the will of Allah that He was going to end up in on Earth anyway. But he Allah Subhan just utilize that opportunity to teach us an everlasting lesson.
And that is why Allah says in the Quran at the end of it in sorted order of verse 27, he says, Yeah, Bernie
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Roger Ebert, La Mina, Energen, son of all children of Adam, let not shape on deceive you in the manner he deceived your parents out of the garden.
The shaitan did not take him out of the garden.
A lot took them out of the garden, but deceived meaning. In other words, do not forget the lesson that you learned from how when they were in the garden, shaitan deceived them. And that was before I took them out of the garden. That's what it means. That lesson, remember it, he will deceive you, meaning. See how I took him out of the garden. I did that for a lesson. It means that the shaytaan can take you out of your paradise as well. But now here you are not in paradise yet you are destined Insha Allah, but you either hold it and and keep it or you lose it. And remember the shaitan is out there to make you never go into it. That's what it means. They're letting deceive you take it out of
paradise. Because look at the lesson I just gave you. You understand? It's like a teacher. A good teacher comes up and wants to influence their students and encourage them if you find that students are
are not really into it. And they and then they say, Listen, have you ever had A's before? And also No, we've never had we've always a failure, then that's the teacher says, All of you have A's. If I were to write your report right now you're all A's, like a really, without doing anything without doing anything. But here's the condition, you either keep the A, or you lose it. It's up to you. And that's exactly what Allah is telling us. Don't let the shaitan take you out of paradise, then they didn't deceive you. The way he took your forefathers out meeting the way I made the lesson happen. Otherwise insha Allah or distant Jana just keep it or you can lose it. It's up to us.
Is that okay? Alhamdulillah.
Now, the second part insha Allah and that's the last part.
Remember, in my first lesson, we talked about something
called I called the four ways of how to react to suffering.
Before I say that, this whole lesson that I just gave you about Adam Alayhis Salam, the scholars developed a rule, a concept.
What is it? Learn it and memorize it.
You cannot use God
as an argument
for your sins.
If you disobey Allah, you can't say it was the quarter of Allah that I sinned. But you can use copper as an argument
for sufferings that happened to you that were not in your control.
Do you understand the difference?
Your potential Bill Kadoorie Allah al Messiah EB well are your potential Bill kodari I'll
my AB when are you going cada rial ma AB you can use the cutter to justify or to justify calamities that happened to you that out of control but you cannot use color to justify your sins. You understand? This is what we learned from here.
When these now, when cover happens to you that is outside of your control. We call them Messiah. calamities, hardship, hardships, things that happened to you you never wanted. It was never your fault.
And it's not really a fault. It's just a pre measurement and predestiny from Allah, there is always a reason and a purpose for whatever happens to you or in this world that is outside of your control. Even the earthquakes, the volcanic eruptions, if an asteroid hit this earth, the rotation of the Earth the slowing down the fire, the pacing faster, your life, your death, your sicknesses, all of these brothers, sisters, where you have no
business in the matter when you have done nothing that logically
can lead to that.
And you can't make sense of it.
This is from Allah subhanho wa Taala that is outside of your control. Allah is not going to ask you why did you get sick unless you made yourself sick deliberately? Allah is not going to ask you why did you get old and tired? This is not your fault. Allah is not going to ask you. Why didn't you stand up in prayer when you had no legs? Allah is not going to ask you. Why didn't you do this or that when you had no power to do it, but when they do happen, you have to go through it. We usually call them sufferings. But unfortunately, the word suffer has a negative connotation to us. It sounds bad. But actually Subhanallah Islam is the only religion in the world as far as I know. Which
emphasizes like talk so much about embracing suffering,
and having a relationship with it.
Isn't that weird?
That we have a relationship with our suffering?
And that is the correct way to go.
Can you avoid suffering in life? Can you can you avoid pain? For example, do you hide under the table and pain goes away for example. Now,
every person in this universe suffers in one way or another. In fact, the last pantalla promise that you will suffer hell. He says well no balloon no condition. machinery will hide the fitnah
when a blue come sorry when a blue condition we will hide the fitna. We always try you through different types of good and bad as a fitna meaning as a purification
a Allah Subhana Allah says in Nikka cara de Haan ilaro Becca Callaghan family
and messenger of God. In brackets Muhammad Allah Allah is talking to Prophet sallallahu Sallam
You will go through this world
through lots and lots of hardships and struggles until you meet your Lord. So there is no escaping.
Allah says when and I believe Wanda conversion, which I am and I hope you will join
us to the end of the area. We shall certainly make you go through different colors and shades of fear,
hardships, loss of wealth, loss of lives, all that stuff. Give good news to those who are persevering, patient and persevere they don't give up. And the ones who say to Allah we belong unto Him we shall return. That's, that's at the end of the day. This is what it's all about. This is what solves your problem, my dear and the sisters. We need to change that mentality.
The great companion Abdullah ibn Abbas Radi Allahu Anhu used to say, the mornings that I wake up with a fever, fever
I am the happiest I know, this is beyond us the companions of the prophet but as an example, they said why? He said because the fever reaches every part of my body.
And I hope from Allah that I get rewarded for every part of my body as well. Because you know, Allah doesn't just make you go through that for nothing. All of it is good for you. If you take it that way, it becomes bad for you. If you rebel you blame Allah you blame people you blend the society you blame the wind you blame the the the ants that crawl outside your backyard, you blame the CRO that landed in your backyard, he's blamed something.
These people have not reaped the benefit of that suffering. Allah says in the Quran, in nama Los Rios run in the Malossi usara. Allah repeats it twice. In case he didn't get it the first time he repeats it twice. It says indeed, in that means, as a matter of fact, without a doubt, with every hardship, there are many eases with every hardship. There are always eases meaning when a hardship comes to you, it's a package that comes with bad things and goodies. If you persevere through it, you'll walk away with the goodies and the bad will be forgotten.
I know you're all men here, but we have sisters here. Maybe women can relate to that. And maybe we can learn a little bit when they're pregnant. And they give birth, the pain they go through Subhanallah the struggles they go through. It's tremendous. And then when they give birth, shortly afterwards, Allah subhanaw taala returns her body back to healing and so on and all this homeostasis stuff and everything. And then Subhanallah you think that she will never do it again? years many mothers the love comes in the compassion comes in this connection, the moment they lay their eyes on their baby, when it opens the eyes, maybe the moment you as a father,
can you explain that love that you feel when it happens? We can't even explain it. Then she wants another baby. Shortly after the man looks at and thinks my god, hell, why would you another baby after all that torment. And she'll just say you don't understand truth with every hardship there is ease but you need to reap that benefit. And the scholars were asked how do I know if our last panel is punishing me? Or if he's rewarding me? You see brothers and sisters, let me tell you something. That's the wrong question.
In life, this life is not created to reward or punish. The reward and punishment is in the hereafter.
Yes, there are some consequences that you suffer. And it's a kind of punishment, but it's not the punishment for your good or bad deeds. It's just the consequences of your bad deeds that Allah created in this world. And if you do suffer those consequences, here's the thing. If you are patient with them and accept them and change your ways, they become your Savior.
But if you don't embrace them, and you use them to rebel more, they become part of your punishment that is connected to your hereafter. Do you understand the difference? So brothers and sisters in Islam, your reaction to it is what matters. And that is why the Prophet peace be upon him told us that Allah says, and I'm the host, Nilanjana dB, Ana and the host Navalny. appdb. Allah says, I am the way that you think of me in a positive way.
Allah you can't think of a negative Allah is not negative is positive. But it is us who create the negativity, how to believe, but that's how it is.
Brothers and sisters,
Allah subhanaw taala the prophets Allah Salam also said in the famous Hadith, I find it amazing the state of a believer when good happens to them. They are grateful and they don't boast and when bad happens to them, they are patient and persevere and don't give up.
And no matter what happens to the believer, it's
Always good. And that can never be except for a believer, because your connection is with Allah to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return. So at the end of the day, I want some people said, How do I fix that mindset? We said,
Imagine yourself that you have already died.
And you are already standing on the day of judgment before Allah.
And your records are displayed in front of you.
And you cannot return back. You wish you can. But you're stuck. Hello, you're going to move forward. And in front of you only going to paradise or hellfire.
Imagine you're standing there and you look at your records. And you see what you were doing in secret in public. When you cheated this person, when you looked at that thing, when you when you when you when you
you would want to go back to change it, isn't it right? Imagine looking at yourself doing stuff and you are sweating and burning with embarrassment and with fear. Say I don't want to look at it. And you just want to change it. You say to yourself, don't do that. Don't do that. You're talking to yourself. Imagine your soul. Your dead body is talking to your live body. You're looking backwards. Imagine yourself you're already in the hereafter which is the reality. Right now you think like that. And imagine that you are looking backwards. You are looking back on this life. This life is like a movie. It started and ended you're looking at yourself.
What things would you change?
Now that you've got yourself in that mindset, live your life as if you are in the hereafter. When you go to work, when you go to study, when you get married, when you go home. When you read when you listen, when you watch, when you go and come when you deal with your business, when you learn when you educate whatever you do.
Think if I was in the hereafter looking at myself right now, what would I tell myself? What would I want myself to see? If you can have that mentality and you can over time you develop that habit? Subhanallah that's how that's how the great Sahaba is and the great predecessors and the people that you see when they hear the Quran, they cry. It's because they got into that mentality. They don't they're not living here, they're living in the hereafter. Just their bodies here. And that level man it there's no limits to it, that spirituality has no limits to it. You can rise higher than the angels.
Can you for example, I don't know if this is authentic or not, but its meaning is correct. It says that Amara, the Allahu anhu, or some other companion said, If I were to see Hellfire with my eyes, it would not increase my belief in that it exists.
I don't know as I said, if he really did say that. But this is an absolutely correct meaning. Your person can reach a level where as the prophets Allah Salam said and Tabuteau Allah haka, Nikka, Tara, the highest level, there is a level called Islam, which is what we're all on. Then you have a man where you feel a strong connection. And then you have a son, that's even a higher level, not many people have it. And Jabril is Salam said, Yeah, Rasul Allah, tell us what your son is. And he said, it is to worship Allah as if you can see him. But although you know, you cannot see Him,
you are certain that he is always seeing you, is always watching you.
Imagine that you are at work, or you're in the classroom or whatever, and there's a camera and that camera is connected to your parents house and they're watching that stream. They're watching their son or daughter how they're acting, or at work. Everybody's watching you, wouldn't your behavior change? Of course, it will change. So this is what your son basically is.
So how do we react with the sisters like that? Insha Allah, and we keep going. So four things to remember. Number one, if you fall into suffering, that is outside of your control, always remember, number one, this could be a plan that Allah has for me, a plan is going to come out of this. And all you need to do is recite Surah trc, Surah use of the story of use of Allah who Salam, sorry of use of his all about that first concept, that Allah has a bigger plan. The problem is that we humans, unfortunately, that's how we are SubhanAllah. In our weakness, we can only see just the next few steps ahead of us. We only see what's in front of us. We're not able to have foresight. Actually we
are able but majority of humans in their nature. Because of the lack of patience, a lot of us have short we're short sighted. But whoever Allah grants foresight basura to be able to see beyond this, Allah that is paradise on earth.
That is the ultimate success on Earth to have beyond what you see for use of alayhis. Salaam, his family, his brothers, they tried to kill him. Domestic Violence, abandonment, he was kicked away by his own brothers. He was bashed, he was scratched, he bled, he was only 12 years old or so something like that. According to the historian, Muslim historians, Allahu Allah, but he was a very young boy. They took his shirt off, they threw him down the well in the darkness in the cold, his crying he, they hate him because they're jealous of him. And then they lied to their father, the wolf, you know, devoured him and they brought him a shirt and they lied. And then someone came past they took
out the truck, take out water from the well, and it was use of you also foster child. They said, well, in those days, having a child was a lot of money, though sold him for as a slave, he got sold and his brother sold him they couldn't, I said, give us a few pennies. He was treated like rubbish like trash. And then they took him they sold him in the market, he became a slave, the wife of his master seduced him then accused him then the women accused him of a heinous crime of sexual abuse and assault. He was he ended up in prison, innocent, innocent, for Allahu Allah, um, how long years and years innocently. And within that prison, things happen, things develop, then a dream happens
with the king. And because he knew the dreams, all of that all this part of the process.
In the end of the story, you will know the story, he ends up being the treasurer of the entire country of Egypt. So he's the treasurer, just under the Pharaoh.
The treasurer, I would argue even more powerful than the Pharaoh because he were he had the control of everything. And subhanAllah. Because of that, his brothers came back to him long story.
And they came fabled below him and he is above them. And he went over his brother Binyomin and brought back his father and his mother and their entire families. And they honored him and respect him and apologize to him and he forgave them. And he said, This is how Allah rewards those or my sin in those who React, React to calamities and sufferings and negativity with goodness, I'm not saying turn the other cheek, we're saying you remain you hold your character together, you hold your manners together, you have foresightedness you don't react only on emotion and anger. You act correctly and fearing Allah subhanho wa taala. And this is what happens you will become stronger and
above all, above everyone, like an argument if somebody is arguing with me and they lose that they lose the plot, they turn, they get angry, they shout, they scream and you maintain your you know your character.
If you just maintain your character and just look at them, sometimes keeping your head straight,
almost 100% of the time those other people later on go and think and they feel they feel stupid. And they will respect you for your you know, people respect you for your maturity. For example, just give me an example. This happens in marriages happens as a parent as a teacher as a worker as anything.
Right? Can you expect the judge,
sentencing someone based on his emotions or her emotions, no, can't be a judge a doctor acting on emotions, they'll turn don't you probably kill the patient. So Brother and Sisters, this is how you rise. So maybe Allah has a plan for you out of your suffering. Don't give up. And don't just sit back and say, I'll just wait for Allah's plan. It does not work that way. Our law will not assist you until you first of all make a decision to move forward. If you move forward in a good direction, Allah assist you and complete your good direction. If you make a decision in the wrong in the Haram direction, Allah will also assist you and what I mean by assist you meaning he will facilitate. You
have to make the action first then Allah subhanaw taala continues the journey for you as you want
as you want. And sometimes Allah stops you along the way because he has a different direction for you. things outside of your control, not your fault things within your control, keep going. And this is how you work in life, until you meet Allah subhana wa Tada and He judges us. And then he rewards you for what you've done or
he holds you accountable for what you didn't or he forgives you. So Allah may have a plan, be patient. The second thing to think about when a suffering happens,
go good, may come out of this suffering. So number one is a plan. And this was about the same, but maybe good is going to come out of it. So it's not a long term plan but rather good. Meaning you have to go through this suffering in order to get to the treasure at the end of the rainbow. You understand? Well let's call it a rainbow at the end of the Broken Bridge.
Go right through it.
Puranas in the river, stormy, imagine that you're crossing a bridge and it's swaying from side to side there are broken planks. Keep going Keep going. They say you reach the end paradise, the treasure is on the end. Sometimes good can come out of suffering.
In the story of Musa and another in Surah Al Kahf there's a long story when Musa went to this hadith Allah on I think it was 100 and Allah told him I gave him knowledge, which you don't have and Musa wanted to learn from him. When he reached him the man how they're said to Musa
Musa certain Can I follow you and learn from you said you can follow me. For he goes, can I follow you to learn from you from the wisdom Allah gave you? He said, You can't be patient with me. You won't be able to handle it. He didn't even tell you didn't even offer him says you can't handle it Musa and he's a prophet. He goes, I swear if I follow you find me patient. And I will be and I won't ask you anything. He goes, don't ask me a single thing until I tell you he goes all right. The first thing he did. Like I say he did a number of very bizarre things.
Because of lack of time, I'll focus on one of them. He saw a boy,
a boy and his son boy walking out how that went up to him was nice to him, and then suddenly I'll have her killed the boy. He killed him. Musa said What have you done? You've killed an innocent child of murdered. He said, I told you you can't be patient. Because excuse me, I won't ask you another question. The story goes on. In the end, Musa alayhis salam was not patient enough, only three instances happened. He couldn't hold on. And then other said to him, I'll tell you the meanings of them anyway. And the the one we mentioned the boy, he said, See this boy,
he had righteous parents that were good parents, and they don't deserve oppression. And that boy, Allah knew he was gonna grow up, cause his parents oppression, agony, hardship and possibly even kufr disbelief. So Allah subhanho wa taala. And he Ghufron not like far as in disbelievers. But gopher main to become ungrateful to to lose patients. So
another said, and so Allah subhanaw, Taala wanted to replace that son with another son that was better and had and Allah knew would be better than than him for his parents. And what happened as a result, the boy who was killed, the boy who was born again, and the parents all, all hamdulillah ended up saved, including the boy that was killed.
Why the knowledge is only to Allah, Allah may choose some or may not. But this is a good example of Allah having a plan or good can come out of suffering. Number three, it could be your test for your hereafter. This could be it, that could be your test. Allah decides to put you through a test for no reason whatsoever. What will you do with it? How will you react to it? Will you learn? Will you grow? Will you stick by me? Will you not?
What will you do? Now is the time to prove when you said, I bear witness there is only one God and Muhammad is his messenger. If you say you're a Muslim,
that's a privilege. But Allah said,
Did you think that you will just merely say I believe without being tried and tested with that belief? Let's see what you will do.
Allah tested the bliss by bringing Adam he failed. What will you do? Prove your Islam so you can earn your place. So that's your test where you hereafter and say to yourself, you're up, if this is a test, assist me, if this is a consequence of my mistakes, guide me.
And that brings us to the last way to deal with suffering. It could
definitely be it could be as a result of your wrong choices. You made wrong choices. You were negligent, you forgot, you didn't follow the right thing. Whatever it was, you took wrong advice.
What do we do with that? That's also a blessing. You're learning,
you're learning and all this clutter, all this suffering is for you. All these four matters, they are all for you. So keep going and rely on Allah. And if something goes wrong after you do your best, don't say, Oh, if only I could turn back time I would have done this and that would have happened. No, you don't know that. Just say god but Allah Who sha
Allah has pre measured and what He wills he does. Keep going forward, keep going forward. Allah will not leave you in shell.
Now Hamdulillah that brings us to the end of this series about Kabbalah and kadar. I've been listening to a lot of through my years listening to a lot of people talking about cada en cada
And I've listened to their questions and Nick confusions that used to be brought up in gatherings. And I gathered these questions put them together.
And this is what I presented to you, my brothers and sisters in these last four lessons about cada en cada, I hope Insha Allah, by the will of Allah that I've done justice in answering them and helped you. May Allah Subhana Allah bless you. and strengthen your Eman and your knowledge and bless you with it. May Allah grant us ease in this world in the Hereafter. Grant us patience and strength to persevere melasma that accept our good deeds. May Allah forgive our bad deeds. May Allah connect our hearts may Allah subhanaw taala make our hearts tender. Oh Allah, the One who changes the hearts that is will change our hearts towards good but of course we are Allah are ready for it. And we are
determined for it by your will. And nebula
we believe in Allah Wiley hit our kuleana upon him we rely in all level our life. May Allah reward you run the sisters as accom Allah Hi Ron, thank you for listening insha Allah next week, I will start a new series and in sha Allah, I will go into the series of the whole affair or Rashidun. The four caliphs Abu Bakr, Omar Osman Ali, the Hola, Hana, Germaine and their story, the history, so probably go on for about maybe eight lessons, 10 lessons maybe a little bit more, it'll be enjoyable and good. And there may be Inshallah, after that we'll go on to some other companions and maybe some different figures. And in sha Allah, Allah if you have any suggestions, brothers, sisters, please
put them to us, the mosque or on the website and Facebook page, and maybe we'll consider in addressing it, how they will solve Allah who are intervener Muhammad wiener early wasabia Germaine was Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh