Qadr & Sabr
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Today insha Allah we're going to focus on how to deal with codon codon. And what does it mean? I want to talk to you about
how to navigate through it, and how to really face it.
And then we're going to talk about patience and perseverance.
And insha Allah Allah, we're learning through how to take care of ourselves in calamities and times of hardship as we all go through. So let's go through it insha Allah Allah Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.
In Islam, there is a sixth pillar that every Muslim must believe in. It is called to believe in Qatar. It's good and it's bad. What is Qatar? And what does it mean good and bad.
Sometimes the word Qatar in the Quran appears in a different word. Sometimes it appears as called OT. And sometimes called or both of these words are the same thing. They're both synonymous, they go hand in hand together.
But for those who want to become technical to know the difference between called OT and Kadar is the following. Cobra is literally means a final order. A final decision of fixed in advance called off
it's usually when a judge makes a judgment and it's final. In Islam it means something that has been decided and ordered by Allah subhanho wa Taala for all his creations, whether it is in terms of its creation, destruction or changes. Then we go to the word Kadar Kadar means pre measurement or set to a certain amount and executed like rolled out made to exist Islamically it is something that has been measured and set at a certain amount since the beginning of time so that it follows Allah's knowledge which comes before everything. So Koba is what will be uncovered is how it will be in a very simple sentence. Just take this sentence,
you can say cover and cover is the belief, the Muslim belief that everything that happens is pre measured, and pre determined by Allah and only Allah
before He created creation, based on his infinite knowledge, His will, His power, His wisdom, His justice and His mercy.
So here are some other definitions. It's fate and destiny. That is all from Allah. Fate and destiny is all determined and measured by Allah. Everything that happens is by Allah's Will, everything has been predetermined. Allah created everything decided everything about everything and determined its destiny. everything that will ever be is written will be created and known by a law perfectly, nothing happens without his will. And all of this happened 50,000 years before Allah created creation. That's an authentic hadith. And there are many verses in the Quran that talk about called on color in this way. For example, the last man to Allah says in Kula che in Hanako
Ben Bonsall, Allah says in the Quran and Sunnah to come out.
Everything, everything we have created in a precise measure, and preordained moment. And our command and matter is only but like the blink of an eye, meaning the end of time or last month or when the End of Time comes the last month that's like the blink of an eye. It also means that whatever Allah subhanaw taala wants to create or to happen, He only says B and it is we see another verse in the Quran talking about Kabbalah and predestination, Allah's decision when he talks about the story of Jesus, son of Mary, I lay him As Salam when he was born of a miraculous birth. The Christians later on said that he has a father who is God is a son of God, they said, and others they said it was it
Joseph the carpenter who stopped a lot of them either married Maryam or they say fornicators Maria, Allah, Allah, God forbid. But Allah subhanaw taala answers them by saying that their li Kai said no Miriam, Allah says in surah Maryam the burly guy you said no Maria Malko went on to help clean up and
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very easy, very simple Allah says that is Jesus son of Mary in truthful fact.
It is not befitting nor is it possible for Allah to be get a son far away Is he from any imperfection
when He decrees and decides a matter he merely says be Cohen and it is what does it mean it means that Isola is Salam was born without a father people were so
it was very strange for them to say how how Salah reply says he just says B and it is had he been born a normal birth, nobody will be shocked or astonished Allah wouldn't have to say be it'd be like everyone else. So it was a miracle miracle. So brothers sisters, Allah Subhana Allah decrees everything and says Be and it is this cold called or and once it's done, nothing can change. It
cannot uncover predestination fate of everybody your destiny Allah's Will nothing happens without Allah's Will, is good and bad. What does it mean that there is good and bad cutter? First and foremost, brothers and sisters, we never attribute to Allah subhanho wa Taala anything bad? Nothing bad comes from Allah. And you might say then how is cupboard? Fate and destiny? You say you gotta believe that fate and destiny comes from Allah, whether it's good or bad. isn't that bad? So yes, bad is divided into two branches.
This is in the Quran. And it's also in the Sunnah. The first branch is bad things that have no benefit or wisdom whatsoever. They're just plain evil. And there is no evil that comes from Allah subhanho wa taala. No matter what you see in life, anything that looks bad to you. Don't ever say that Allah Subhana Allah decrees evil things, evil only comes from people, not from Allah subhanho wa taala. So what is the bad that comes from Allah, they are the ones that are mixed. With a wisdom that comes out of them, Allah created the good and he created the bad, the bad, he created it only because from the bad that comes good. Without some bad, there'll be no good. And I'll give you an
example. I'll give you an example, a scenario.
A doctor, a surgeon, who you trust.
If you took your child
who has got a severe problem that requires surgery.
And you saw that surgeon cut your child
open and you see all that blood coming out and the bones being cut out and taking out his organs and replacing organs and and stitching it up and giving him painkillers and going through months of agony?
Will you still be grateful to that doctor?
Or will you abuse the doctor?
You be grateful to Allah then to the doctor. Thank you doctor for helping because my son's going to heal in sha Allah. But was there pain?
Was the ugliness Was there some things that we see from our eyes as humans as bad?
Allah created pain, he created some things that to us, they look bad, but from them comes good. So when Allah says to believe in Kedah that Allah pre measures everything to happen, whether it's good or bad, it means that the bad is also good, but sometimes bad is a necessity.
Do you understand what we're saying? Let's give another example. I always use this. When you learn how to walk as a baby.
Do you walk immediately without any pain? Or do you have to fall sometimes, there has to be sometimes some babies if you're not careful, they might get injured, but they're learning eventually how to walk.
You would rather than fall 100 times to eventually learn how to walk and not to not be able to walk or their life. Nobody's going to focus on the minor harm. And by the way, anything that looks bad that Allah has decreed is always temporary. It never stays for long. That's why Allah says in the Quran, in an island I was three usara in the last three years. He repeats it twice subhanho wa Taala so that we can drill it in our heads. As a matter of fact, with hardship is always ease as a matter of fact with hardship is always ace. Meaning the hardship which Allah allows to happen. There is always easy and goodness it's going to come out of
what is your duty. Your duty is to assume of Allah your Lord, positively.
When does evil come out?
When you start assume of your Lord negatively who created the evil you, that's when you live in agony. Allah says in the Quran or I mean in CMA Bordeaux Allah Allah how roof for in our saw the whole layout on your blind man bloomin Obi Wan in US law but not joining coin.
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wrong. Then he got one and a whole set on winning moving on to describe certain people that when they're faced with calamities, they face it with negativity and assume of Allah bad and they give up and turn away from Allah. Allah Subhana. Allah says, and there are people and there are there are people among the world in the world.
Or when good comes their way.
They relax, relaxed and satisfied. They stay where they are, and they're likely to think I'm all good. doesn't improve to say I'm all good. And when a calamity or something that looks negative happens to them. They turn flat on their faces, meaning they turn against the world. They blame everybody they have fights with everyone they blame Allah. Why Allah says, Yeah, but Allah, Allah heard of some of them, they worship Allah all their lives, as if a person is walking on the edge of a cliff. Have you ever seen anybody walking on the edge of a cliff,
maybe on social media, when they try to get likes and all that they're in danger. But the meaning of this verse is when somebody is walking on the edge of a cliff, it means you're just on the edge meaning a little window breeze may make you fall. So the law says there are some people who follow their religion just on the edge, they do the absolute minimum and any tiny little negative thing that happens to their life, they immediately lose the plot. Allah there are people who worship Allah like that, not really fully into it. And then when a calamity befalls them, they fall on their faces like a person walking on the edge of a cliff.
hasira Dunya Well, this is the person who loses both the goodness in this world and the goodness of the hereafter. When we all understand that we are created in this world for a test, you will understand that Allah subhana wa Taala told us this a long time ago for those who read the Quran. Heck, it's even in the Bible and the Torah. They also received that everyone, let's go and have a look now at what Allah Subhana Allah said, and what he told us about this life, it is in surah, Al Baqarah. And other sources like it, you all know the story and the event of when Allah created Adam, and told the angels to bow to Adam, you all know that story. We all know that story of Hamdulillah.
Let's analyze it for a second and I'll just go in the English insha Allah first. In chapter two, verse 30, Allah says, Just think when your Lord said to the angels, lo,
I am about to place a vice gerrant. Vice gerrant on earth, can you say that word?
Excellent. 10 out of 10. I'll tell you what Vice charities you can say. Vice gerrant by Vice gerund on Earth, the angel said, Oh Allah, will you please honor to one who will spread mischief and shed blood while we celebrate your glory and extol Your Holiness? He said, Surely I know what you do not know.
I don't know if people read that verse and think deeply in it. Or do you just pass by it? Because in this is the answer to everything in our life. Listen to it carefully. First of all, Malak angel in the Arabic language. Malak means message bearer, Mala Iike, plural message bearers, which means that angels are not abstract
depersonalized beings, they have a personality, they have a life.
They're not just forces that just fly around. They are beings with a personality, as I said, of their own, and they are employed by Allah subhanho wa taala. For the administration of his universe. They are his faithful servants. So they have a personality and they can choose to obey or disobey contrary to what people say. They say the angels have no free will. Actually they do have free will. Angels have free will.
But what they don't have is desires and temptations. They don't have Hower
they don't have
those desires that humans have. It's the desires that make us go straight. And that is why they obedient and they choose to obey Allah. So he said, I'm placing a vise gerrant on earth, a vise Geron a Khalifa in Niger. I don't feel all of the Khalifa. A vice gerund is a deputy.
A person who acts in
In the place of a ruler, or a governor or a sovereign,
who is that person whom Allah is going to place on earth as a deputy, a person who acts in the place of a ruler, the ruler is Allah
who is replacing you and me as what? We are the deputies and the ones who act under the rule of Allah. On behalf of Allah subhanahu wata Allah. We have certain duties and powers in this life.
Yeah, and that's why Allah said in the Quran Walcott Karim Napanee. Adam, we have certainly honored the Children of Adam.
Allah honored us. And that is why Allah said to the angels bow to Adam.
Now they said to him yet, and the Lord not not that they opposed him, they just said era.
And what's what's the wisdom behind making a new creation on Earth and advice? gerrant someone who's a deputy of you, you're on Earth.
I mean, if you're after glorifying you and everything to be pure. Here we are.
We already pure my Lord. We pray to you. We know Sahbihi Hambrick we glorify Your name were pure. You don't see us shedding blood. You don't see us doing corruption. I mean, if that's what you want our Lord, I'm just paraphrasing what the angels mean. In other words, oh, Lord, if this is what you want, we're here. We're already doing that.
Why would there need to be someone else? Where's the gap? Are we missing something? Have we done something wrong?
If you realize brothers and sisters, the angels lacked knowledge about what Allah subhanaw taala knows.
They thought that Allah wants people to always worship Him and be absolutely pure, with no problems.
But they misunderstood.
Who is Allah? I'll give you an example. I can't go into too deep it's going to be very deep. But let me give you an example. Who is Allah? We know Allah's names and attributes among His names and attributes. Is Aladdin. The just how is Allah subhanaw taala going to manifest this attribute of his Aladdin without having vices, good in bed? I didn't justice. Allah Subhana Allah is a ramen the Merciful. Mercy is applied when somebody deserves to be punished. How is mercy going to be manifested in the world? For example, Allah is a Harlock, the creator, how is he the Creator, when he's not creating? So it's far beyond our mind. But Allah subhanaw taala is he who he is and there's
a gap. And Allah spent Allah created these people, us with free will, with desires with temptations, with ability with knowledge that the angels don't have, and the loss of Hannah with Isla honored us in this way. Angels because of lack of desire, they didn't really have free will, what does it mean have free will, it means they didn't understand free will, because they didn't have desires and temptations. When you have desires in temptation, it pulls you pulls you towards the wrong. And so now you got to make decisions. Do you understand? Without desire, desires and temptations, decisions that easy just, you already know where you're going naturally. But when you have a vise that's
pulling you, you have to make a decision against it. And this is where your rank rises. And this is how you get closer to Allah subhanahu wa Tada
the person is already robotic or naturally like that. And a person who has a choice between tough times challenging times and easy times and chooses to face the challenges and rise is more beneficial and greater to Allah than a person who's naturally like that.
A person who struggles and strives against odds to please Allah subhanho wa taala, while they go through pain is higher in the eyes of Allah. And all of us are like that in sha Allah and it's out of it's up to our choice, and it's only a short time, then we return back to Allah and there are no more challenges, no more tests. So from the beginning, Allah said on creating those who will represent my laws in this earth, on behalf of me, that's what In other words, Allah is saying, Indonesia and Florida Khalifa.
So this world is not a paradise for us. Allah is saying you have to work in it. You have to defend each other, protect each other, uphold the justice. Don't wait for me to bring down the angels to you. You are representative. So go, go and uphold it, and strive and struggle. And I will be with you watching over you
all the way and nothing will go in vain. Whether it's death, whether it's sickness, whether it's hardship, whether it's loss of wealth, loss of lives, loss of wealth, loss of fruits, loss of anything, anything the Prophet sallallahu wasallam told us a hadith in Sahih Muslim, there is nothing that a Muslim receives
Whether it be worry, anxiety, fear,
hurt from someone's hurtful tongues or anything like that even the prick of a needle, except that ALLAH subhanaw taala compensates that person by forgiving their past sins and raising their ranks.
Nothing goes in vain brothers sisters, and when someone can put that in their mind, suddenly quarter and quarter quarter becomes so sweet. I'll give you an example.
Let's say that you had a business opportunity and you were going to make a lot of money that's what you thought and then the opportunity pasture. And you said or no, another person took it they made millions. I could have made millions. Allah replies to you in the Quran Surah Al Hadith and he said and he says, Lee gala that Assam why lamb for Duncan, Duff Raha moonbeam
while long hula your head buku Lemak. Ling, careful. Allah says in the Quran.
It is so that meaning Allah puts you through calamities it is so that you do not
you do not what's the word stress? grovel, worry. Start to keep reminiscing over the past opportunities that didn't come your way
and also do not boast and go overboard over the blessings that what Allah made come your way for Allah does not like every boaster, arrogant, ungrateful person
cutter comes in and tells you listen, if it passed you Hamdulillah this was your risk. This was what Allah had written for you. If you got it, say in hamdulillah and don't boast, just be normal. For you are in a test in this life, everybody's going to leave everything behind anyway, except their good deeds and their bad deeds, they'll take them with them.
Now the story of the angels moving on
Allah subhanaw taala taught Adam the names of everything and gave him knowledge. And then he said to the angels, tell me the names of all these things. Now there's angels that you know that know everything about climate angels that know about gravity, angels that know about fire angels that know about what each one's got their position, but their knowledge is only in that expertise. Now let's move on to toward Adam and SLM the names of everything. So he became an all rounder, and then he comes up to the angels and Allah says to the angels, tell me the names of all these things collectively. I mean, individually, angels didn't know.
Adam was able to say collectively, which means that Allah created the human being to have an intellect to learn. And through the knowledge, you become a deputy. You represent Allah's rule on earth. But you need resources, you need help, you need knowledge, the angels were just dedicated to one or two things. The human beings have many tasks. When you have many tasks, you are more important. That's why your honor people have a more responsible job that has more accountability, and you respect them more. That's how you rise.
A person who has a footnote that just sits around does nothing except for them. While it worries about what makes them happy in life is not an important person becomes a burden on community and society. You're not important that's how I lost my dad I made it. And when the angel said Our Lord Subhana Allah and Milena LMR. Lampton Oh ALLAH Glory to you, we have no knowledge except what you gave us of knowledge. Allah then replied to them, he said to them and I'm appalled look them in the Allah momella Tala moon, after he said to Adam, tell them all the names and then he said to them, didn't I tell you that I know that what you do not know angels? What's Allah telling them?
Remember the question they asked, Oh Allah, Lord would you place on Earth had that he or she who would shed blood and strip corruption while we glorify you already? So Allah says, I know that what you do not know meaning, I know in this creation, and in the reason why I have created them. And I do know that there will be some shedding of blood and corruption yet there are things that you are angels can never conceive or comprehend, even if I told you, I know that which you do not know.
So the angels then accepted it wholeheartedly and said, Our Lord, we only know what you taught us, we submit and we'll even make dark for your creature for your creatures. And the angels do make dark for us then it's in the Quran, or iStockphoto and a demon filled out there was seek forgiveness for those who are on earth.
So brothers and sisters, what why did I say this story?
Because you know how the angels that didn't know everything. They jumped to conclusions, the angels jumped to a conclusion. And they thought that Allah wanted this, but Allah told them no, no, no, no, there's a lot of gifts you don't know about. And if I told you, you're not gonna get it. So how about you just take me as your Lord and be angels as you are and worship me and just trust me? They said exactly. Forever, forever. What does it mean to have
As humans, it means the same thing brothers and sisters,
things that happen in our life, whether they look good or look bad. Number one, don't assume about what Allah wants you don't know. Number two assume of a lot positively that there is something good coming out of it. Assume that Allah has a plan for you or a forgiveness from you. And if it happens to you, you don't understand why persevere through it. And know that this will reach Allah will not let anything go in vain, who will reward you or forgive you, and it will all be counted for you as an investment for your hereafter to the point where the Prophet sallallahu sallam said in one authentic hadith, he said, on the Day of Judgment, there will be people who will look at other
people who had gone through so much struggle and pain in this world and torture, and they would have not gone through the same torture. And when they see what rank Allah has given them, finally, and the amount of rewards and pleasure that Allah has given them because of their patience and perseverance with calamities, the people who had lived in luxury here will say we wish we can go back to Earth, so that we can be cut into pieces, with a scissors,
whole body with a scissors, so that we can be successful as these people are successful and be patient. But you say Allah subhanaw taala doesn't give this see on the Day of Judgment, that becomes a privilege. Here, it looks terrible and horrific, and nobody should go through it. But you see, on the Day of Judgment, Allah knows who would have passed it and who would have not. And so Allah doesn't give everybody the same test and trials. Some people go through mental trials, some psychological and emotional, some go through relationship breakups, some people that go through money, problems, through food, problems, through lives, through sickness, through death, through
losses of some other sort, losing your job going into problems in your life, sometimes it's because of yourself as well. But then Allah subhana, Allah says to you, okay, you still have a chance, get out of it, fix yourself, and the road can come back.
So brothers and sisters, this life is built on tests and trials and calamities. Allah never promised you a paradise here. This is not it.
This is not it. Until you get that out of your head, you won't find that peace and contentment that you're looking for.
One person said to me, imagine that you're on a day of judgment and watching yourself in the live movie, and you are the hero of that movie. You're the big star. And you're watching yourself, wake up from bed, going to sleep, missing your furniture or praying your furniture, for example, going here, going there going to school, going to work coming back meeting with your parents, your cousin's your relatives, your spouse, your children, use all of that doing going to work earning your money, eating, drinking, spending time with friends in your car, what you're listening to what you're not what you're saying, match when you're watching yourself every single second. And then he
said to me, if you're looking at yourself, and you see you're, you're doing something good, like let's say you're praying, and then you finish and you save hamdulillah you're up. And you want yourself to keep going because you see your rank rising and suddenly you see yourself get up quickly and you just start doing all other things. What would you want to do on a day of judgment? If you'll see you're looking at yourself like that, you will say oh my god, look, there was somebody in nativity you could have gone and given a charity just get your phone and give a charity or maybe over the look your mother had needed some help or your father go and help them or you know that
person who you upset he could have gone and just say hey man, let's make it up or anything any. The idea is, you will look back at yourself and say, I wish I can go back so that I can give more in charity and good deeds and change the fate of my eternity today. So a Muslim lives their life with the hereafter in mind, brothers and sisters with cada unclutter. Let's investigate very quickly the story in Surah Alkaff. You all know the story of Moses with 100.
The story goes like this that Musa alayhis salam went and Allah subhanaw taala said to him You There is a man whom we have given knowledge, more than you.
Tell you now whom in Laguna Isla, we have given this particular man, knowledge from us Mila Duna means they are not natural. It's not natural knowledge. It's not your common knowledge that fits with the laws of this world. I have we have given him this particular man, some secret knowledge which we didn't give to other people. So Morsani has sent him said, Oh my Lord, show me where he is. So I may go and learn from him. Allah told him where to find him cutting the story short, he went with his apprentice and so on. And then he found the men. It is said that his name was a hadith. We're not sure if that's really what his name is, but he was a righteous man. Musa alayhis salam
said to him, hell at tapioca Allah and to eliminate him and Mao Linda Rasheeda
Would you allow me to follow you so that you may teach me of what you have been taught?
of guidance and goodness? The man did not hesitate and did not wait even a second and immediately shot back with a reply. Carla in the calendar still try
Hi yah sobre he said you will not be able to be patient with me. He did not ask him for his name. He didn't even say hello? No Salah nothing. Just because Can I follow you the guy looks at him goes You can't be patient on your way.
Oh sorry Salam got shocked and he said to him Conacyt as you don't insha Allah who saw a bit on wha silica Umrah. He will find me if Allah wills very patient and persevering and r1 disobey you in anything. Is it okay pilot for anything about any further Sonia and Shane had the Adi telekomunikasi. Crow. He said, Okay, then if you're going to follow me, then don't ask me about a single thing that I do until I decide to tell you when.
Just like that.
No small talk, no introduction. straight to business. He said very well. He walked from talakad The man got up and left and musasa unfollowed him. They entered. They were going across, they wanted to cross the sea. And they found
to be brothers from a family of poor people. And they had a boat which they used for their business, they would go from land to land. They said can you give us a lift to the next land. So they gave him a lift and were very kind to them. And they gave him food, shelter, clothes and water and all that stuff. And they gave him a room at the bottom of the deck.
When I went to underneath other took an axe and started to break and ruin the core of the ship.
Musa alayhis salam immediately jumped and said, How could you wreck their ship and they did so much good for us. And immediately Elkader said to him, didn't I tell you you will not be able to be patient with me.
And then Musa Sam remembered. It hadn't been a day or two. He remembered immediately and said, Carla to be mantasy to Allah to reclaiming embryos. He said, Please, don't hold me accountable for what I forgot. And please Don't lecture me. Just let me go. Don't lecture me just let me go. I understood my lesson.
So they went from talakad They went until they reached
a young boy who was walking alone, maybe 910 years old. A lot that comes up to him and he kills him. Musa alayhis salam explodes aquatinted enough Cymbala enough silica Gita che Anambra Have you killed the soul unjustly? You've done something terribly outrageous, chlorella or coal in Nikka lentes. Tatianna is something nice saying, You will not be patient with me. And now he took out he took out a word as well from the sentence like is even that Heather is getting impatient with the impatience of Musa alayhis salam
Musa sallam said in South Africa on che and bada philosophize for Bella them in Lithuania who was wrong. He went straight to the end. He said, If I asked you about anything else after now you can kick me out Allah so I got no more excuses. And learned immediately they went, they enter into a little tribe, or a town and the town were horrible, horrible, horrible to them. They abused them, they saw it and they spat at them, they gave no food. They were very tired. It was a norm to give travelers food and that and they kicked them out. On their way out they saw a wall that was being built part of a building.
So I'll have that it goes and starts helping these evil, horrific people to build a wall to construct the wall to construct the building. More Sally seller after helping him. He goes outside and it goes
you know, you could have taken maybe some money or food off them just for the help that we gave him and you know, we help them take an Azure to take something it said how the federal Kobe new have been. That's it, we depart from here.
You have finished all your excuses. Samosa singers, like Okay, that's it, I'm gone. I wasn't patient enough. So how did you say to him, but I will tell you the meanings of these three things before you go
and Miss Safina as for the boat, the ship that belong to the poor people that used to work on the sea. There were good people indeed. But you see on their route which they have to work, there is a king that was about to replace another king in a land and he was very evil. And he was taking
every ship that looked good of their families. And we feared that these these people will not have a business and a ship to work with. So I wanted to make it look bad so the king can leave them alone, and they can continue on their journey.
As for the boy, he said the boy was going to grow up and be a tyrant evil person to his parents and his parents are good righteous people, his mother and father. So your Lord wanted to replace that child with a better child for them. And so that he can grow up to be a righteous one. Now Allah Samantha doesn't force people to be righteous brothers and sisters, he knows what you're going to become. He doesn't make you do things. Some people that come up to me and they say,
shall ask Allah Subhana Allah to guide me to pray. Ask Allah Subhan Allah to guide me to wear the hijab. ask Allah to guide me so I may be able to
I say to you, that's not a dua really, that you should be asking. I say Allah Dickmann Allah guide you. But Guidance means that Allah subhanaw taala lets you see what's right from wrong. Now the rest is up to you, you have to follow the map or not. Allah doesn't put a Holy Spirit and as what the Christians believe it doesn't put a Holy Spirit or some entity that goes inside of you, and suddenly you become Buddha.
That's what Buddha means enlightened, he sat under a tree for a long time. And he goes, Buddha, I'm enlightened, doesn't happen that way. You are all of humbler already enlightened. It's like giving someone a map. And you will last and say, take this map and go in that direction. If you keep following that map, you will get the direction. But if you don't trust the guy who gave it or you say now stuff, I'm going to sit aside, you're going to go last. Allah gave us the map that's called Heda. Yeah. He Daya is not some spirit that comes in you.
The sky will not open up for you or the clouds come and give you a sign. The Quran is whether you have really been guided. So Allah does not force people to repent, it does not force people to become religious, doesn't force people to do the right thing. He already gave you the ability, just like you can do the wrong thing. And he doesn't make you do the wrong thing.
Allah subhanaw taala tells us then that he killed that child for Allah to replace him, and all four of them, in other words, the context of the verse that they end up in paradise. And as for the wall, he said, I helped them build a true they were evil, but that will belong to two orphans, and those orphans, their seventh great grandfather, whether it was a righteous man, so Allah wants to look after his generation, all the way so long as they are righteous, which means that if your righteous your children are righteous, Allah will keep looking after your progeny until the hundreds generation Britain sister SubhanAllah.
He said underneath that, well, there's a treasure. And those evil people that are about to see the treasure, if they saw it, they were going to take it off the office and the office will not be able to take their treasure to look after themselves. So I wanted them to we wanted them to grow up when they're strong enough so that they can take their own treasure out. Obviously, they have some map or something. You said I had to help them and I didn't want to say anything to them. And then he says to him when I fall to one Emery I did not do this out of my own decision. I did it. Allah told me to do it. So we don't go ahead brothers sisters and start doing this stuff. Allah told him to do it.
But the moral of the story Brandon says is, Allah is giving us an example of one of the best prophets and messengers in the world. Musa alayhis salam, the one whom Allah spoke to in Mount Sinai spoke to him Allah subhanaw taala Kalama hooter Colima and Musa Ali Sam, the receiver of the Torah Musa and among the five most important prophets and messengers in Islam, Musa alayhis salam, Allah showed us that even he in the time of really strong calamities and tests, he was not successful, he could not be patient enough. So Allah gives everyone at the level. In other words, had Moses Moses I'm known why Allah that I was doing what he did.
He would be okay with it. But Allah is testing our patients not giving us the answers, because it is in your perseverance where your level rises, where your important matter rises. Can you imagine all the teachers giving you the answers to your exam and you become a doctor? You're gonna kill all the people.
A person in shadowed starting to be a scholar, a chef Masha, Allah, you cheat and they give you all the answers. You're going to dilute all the people you get your license for a builder next minute, everyone's under the rubbles.
Do you understand? And same with Allah subhanahu wa ATOD until we can understand these brothers and sisters, we are not going to be able to understand calamities and be persevering impatient, but also sell them finally I lost my dad says in the Quran, or I learned you know when
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We will surely definitely try you and test you and put you through calamities. A little bit of fear. Sometimes I'm gonna be afraid.
You're going to be hungry. Sometimes, you're going to lose some wealth sometimes.
Sometimes we're going to lose loved ones from around you death
and sometimes you lose luxuries and opportunities and crops around you. Allah says, give the best news to those who persevere and a patient, the ones who when a calamity befalls them, they immediately say to Allah we belong and to Him we are going to return the AYA continues by saying these are
the people to whom no harm or fear is going to be upon them on the Day of Judgment, and the angels will pray for them.
Brothers and sisters, patience is an act of worship which many people have forgotten. It's called a sub. Patience taken from the fruit tree suburb. Have you seen the
prick tree? Is that what it's called?
fig tree prickly pear.
Have you seen the prickly pear
so now nasty tree. And it's got so many prickles on it. And to be able to get if you're able to get through all the prickles and the sharp and thorns, guess what you get out of it.
A sweet, tasty fruit that looks amazing of different colors.
But you have to get through the thorns. And you got to be patient and careful and persevere and then you'll get to the sweetness. Imagine the life like that prickly pear. You need to get through the thorns and eventually you'll get to the sweetness and shout Allahu Kyle. And I finished by saying patients brothers and sisters has three types.
Not only one, three,
the highest one. The first type of patients that we need to persevere with is worship and fulfilling the commands of Allah. That is the first perseverance and patience, because that requires patience.
Musa alayhis salam and to be patient. We have to be patient with our Salah without fasting without sadaqa without values with our morals, without emotions, without anger with our mouths with our hands with our treatment of others with our money, we all have to be patient with it. That is the highest rank to be patient and persevere in the commands of Allah as Allah says, Why would Rebecca have the clear clean, worship your Lord until this comes to you?
Consolata will stop it Allah. Allah, Allah to stop Allah commands your pet your family and teach them solid and be patient with worship. The second level of patience is the opposite. To persevere and be patient and work hard and wrestle against doing sins. Especially major sins, not the minor sins. If they just come by that's okay so long as you do good deeds to wipe it away. But so long as you don't insist on continuing sins and think that they're all easy and whatever. So strive against sins as much as you can. Fight with them and wrestle
sins in your action scenes in your words, things in your eyes, sins in your ears, sins in your earning and spending sins and all that stuff, your relationships, strive all the best and the way to strive is also if you fall you repent Yarrabah I'm going to repent we're gonna try again repent try again. But never ever give up with the meaning of patients against sins and command meaning you don't give up you don't say, Man I've missed so many prayers I've done so many haram I used to do drugs I've done this man. I've been really bad reputation, I've got bad relationships, lost my family. I've lost this and I am a loser man. I'm going to hellfire forget, that is the shaytaan
telling you don't come back to Allah and Allah calls you again and again in the Quran. Say oh, you have
bash themselves thinking you have no more return because of your sins and your bad deeds do not give up from the mercy and forgiveness of Allah. Allah forgives all sins. So that's the second type of patients and the last one we ended with this, the last one everybody knows, and that's what most people go through. And that is when tragedies calamities come your way. Any kind of tragedy, any kind of calamity, whatever it may be.
What do you do with this patience? You hold yourself together?
Doesn't mean you're not gonna go through pain. It doesn't mean that it's not going to be easy. No, hold yourself together until we get past it. What does it mean to hold yourself together? It means don't resort to immoral acts. Or give up on Allah hold yourself together. Holding that even if you do not understand it, even if you cannot find closure even if you cannot find a solution even even hold in there do what you can ask Allah make dua keep going seek help get medical help if you need medical help, use the all the resources that you have and don't give up and say I am in ruins on gone. Keep going.
May Allah spent Allah bless you my brothers and sisters it's now time for a shirt and in sha Allah Allah next week we'll continue our darkness I'm not sure what topic it is, but I hope insha Allah tonight we've learned something beneficial. Melisandre bless you reward you. And lastly make a dua Allahumma sort of when and if he does is our Philistine Oh
Allah give victory to our brothers and Philistine and change their state from fear to security from hardship to ease Oh Allah protect them Oh Allah bless them. Oh Allah relieved them from their hardship Oh ALLAH opened the road to goodness for all of them. Oh Allah return their rights to them and their property to them and their lands to them. Oh ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada return the Muslims to your deen Oh Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us for our shortcomings and accept that with her there was Sallallahu novina Muhammad while early he was a big man