Channel: Bilal Assad
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Mohamed hamdulillah salat wa salam ala Rasulillah. Earlier he was Safi he urged mine.
My Brothers and Sisters in Islam as salam aleikum, wa Rahmatullah he Baba wabarakatuh.
I don't know if you know what the topic is today, but I've called it trials and tribulations.
In Arabic the term used for trials and tribulations are two common words in the Quran and in the Sunnah. In fact, in the Arabic language, they are normally called fitna, or IP Tilak, or Bella epithelium.
These two words are synonymous, they're similar, and they have the same meaning.
But because the Arabic language is so rich,
sometimes one word gives a deeper meaning and the other word gives you a different dimension. But they all lead to the same meaning.
The word fitna and the word if dealer
are the same meaning the same result. It means trials and tribulations.
Allah subhanho wa Taala said in the Quran, whatever you do, can be shared with anyone high end fitna or a nine to Joung on which means and we will
and we constantly are, whenever locum we will, and we constantly are this serves the present and the future. We constantly are trying to do testing you, putting you through the means of something called fitna
in bed and in good and to us you will return
Allah in this verse, he said,
We which means hola himself,
because those of you who have studied linguistics before, even in English or in any language, when you use plural, plurality, when you say, I in the plural form, or you in the plural form as in you and us, for a single person.
It's a word of royalty.
I saw in one internet response to when a Christian who said well look in your Quran, there are many gods because he says we and us
and this Muslim should have done a bit more research said we means Allah and the angels know the angels are not partners of Allah. We is the royal linguistic royal word for a person who deserves to be honored. And he says we such as the Queen of England says we the Queen of England. Have you heard that before?
In Arabic was a national, okay for anthem a senemo. On a comb. Ally comb is a plural word you say to one person and this is a form of respect. So Allah says, We
are constantly trying you, in bed and in good fitna fitna and to us you will return Allah subhanaw taala put bad before good.
for a Muslim for a believer, for one who believes in Allah Subhana Allah understands why Allah has created us in this world. Those who follow the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his teachings and the true teachings of the prophets before him, such as Jesus Christ, peace be upon him and Moses and Abraham, Ali him have not asserted the steam all of them to the time of Adam Alayhis Salam, you will understand the pure meaning that whether you are going through a hardship of good or bad they are both good for you.
But Allah put Shari while hiring, bad first than good, why? Because what we perceive what we see as bad in the general understanding of people,
Allah is making us aware of that. If he said to you, and we will try you with good
then when you get sick, we perceive sickness as more of a negative thing. When you lose your wealth, we perceive loss of wealth as
what is it? Negative or positive? Negative when we lose a person from our life, negative so we call these things bad bad things have happened. We use the words bad luck, bad fortune misfortune.
For a believer, good and bad are both the same insha Allah because the result of it in the end is always good.
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, amazed at the state of the believer. Hi joven Liam Mini.
Stir strange. I am so
taken away by the state of a true believer
in Asaba Hadron shakeup when a good thing happens to him or her.
They thank Allah they are grateful that don't boast and go overboard. They stay modest. They're thankful Shachar see, the term use Shaka mini doesn't go overboard and doesn't go into a state of depression either. But he or she, they think Allah and they continue and make a big deal out of it. hamdulillah good habit I think Allah and I have all my gratitude team now next, let's move on let's not let don't let me get ahead of myself and forget. We're in Asaba Dora shack sober, and when a bad thing happens to them, Dora means a harmful thing. And when a harmful thing or hardship occurs to him or her, what do they do?
They are patient, they persevere. they persevere. They work through it. They learn how to get out of it, they learn from it. They look at it as something that is making them stronger sabar.
What, in Nicola umbra, hohai. And all the state of the believer, whatever happens to him or her is always good, is always good, meaning a believer looks at good and bad things that happened to him or her that there is good in it. It is a good thing. And guess what? Have you ever noticed? For those of you who have studied or ever researched a little bit about comparative religions, other religions, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, even atheists, in fact, atheists are on top of the list, that Islam is the only religion in the world which
looks at suffering in a unique way.
It is the only religion in the world that tells us do not run away from suffering, or how to overcome suffering doesn't talk about that. It talks about embracing suffering.
And that it is actually a good thing. But don't go looking for it. Don't put it on people. But if it does happen, immediately, it's transformed into something positive in a believer.
It's like recycled into something. It's like you're a machine, your heart recycles the suffering into something good automatically.
And you grow out of it even better.
All other religions and faiths, they talk about how to overcome it that they talk in a negative sense, suffering is bad suffering is negative suffering.
You will find the Sahaba of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, after I give you some examples in sha Allah, how they perceive suffering, in the most positive manner, to the point where you would almost think that they were not human beings. They were not human beings. Why did Allah put that we try you in bed and then in good, why bad before good, because most, Allahu Allah. But as I've read from the scholars, the majority of trials that people go through in general, are usually the things which we perceive as bad.
A lot of people think that when they get sick,
when they get divorced,
when someone dies, when they get hungry, when they get poor, they lose their wealth.
Anything that they perceive as negative.
that something God hates them.
They think that God hates them,
that they are truly bad people, that they are being punished. Or that God doesn't even exist because of God like that will not do this to people, as the atheists or the road to atheism or any other bit.
And most people assume, and I've heard this with my end I think you have as well, that when they are given good from Allah subhanahu wa ala.
They sound like this. God must love me.
And we've heard this before someone gets some good from this world we say, Allah Allah in can be Hubdoc Allah loves you
who said that if you get a lot of wealth, it means that Allah loves you.
And you have Alayhis Salam. He lost his health care
how many children
And one NARRATION The city says it was 14 boys. Because in those days the boys were more valuable for the Holding, holding the name of a tribe than the girls because the girls get married and I take them. They sort of counted on towards the other tribe. She has children they counted to the other tribe, but a boy holds the name 14 were gone. So now are you about to lay his center has no health has no wealth, and he has no children to carry his name. And he loves them, they all died.
On top of that, on top of that,
the people got the wrong idea.
First they believed he was a prophet, now they doubted him. They said, if he was truly a prophet, God would not put him through such misery and ache.
His most closest friends used to sit far away from him, until finally they no longer visit him no longer wanted to see him. Because they used to say, if he hadn't done something so bad, Allah subhanaw taala wouldn't have put him through this punishment in this world. Does anyone know how many how long? Are you about a certain state in this state?
Seven, seven years, according to the most reliable narration,
he would have been more but something happened. You see his skin used to drop off his body.
You could see his muscles underneath the body. And sometimes if you look deeper the bones
Allahu Allah what the sickness was. But it could have been something about regenerative skin that develops rapidly very quick. So when the skin develops very quick begins to drop off your body, exposing your flesh and exposing you to all sorts of viruses and bacteria, which causes infections and death. But you'll know valets and didn't even die, pus and blood,
a smell a stench that came out Subhanallah from a prophet of Allah. The only one that stood by him was his wife, because she was trained by her husband, the Prophet of Allah, subhanaw taala alayhi salatu salam, but even her she couldn't last very long for when she started to work, but she couldn't work as much as a weak woman until finally, she began to cut from her hair to sell lots of her hair. In those days here was valuable horse hair or human hair, human hair is very valuable, and sell it just to make ends meet one day, it says that she entered and he she said to him, why don't you ask God to cure you? You're a prophet of God, I can easily just say it.
And why are we in this misery for this long?
And a yoga lay sallam said to her if Allah gives me health, I will whip you 100 lashes
because he knew that the shaitan at least had come around and there's there's they could see him and he spoke to her
saying to her, tell him to ask God he must inner leaving you in this state and so on. So he said I'm going to whip you 100 lashes
are also sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
I should do Bella annual MBA.
From LM fella fell and fell and the most who suffer the most in this world, in trials, the prophets of Allah, then the ones who are similar to them in character, then the ones after that, then the ones after that, in that degree, another Hadith, which is integrity that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that every person is tried
all sorts of things. If their Eman is found to be strong through that trial, there Bella the trial is increased.
The trial is increased for trial with a man go hand in hand.
Are you about to his salon? Then, when he saw his wife losing her hair?
He did not even ask Allah to cure him. He said
Miss Sunil Douro, our hammer raw honey me, my lord harm has attacked me. Harm has overcome me.
Harm has touched me and you are the Most Merciful. The one who gives his mercy repeatedly didn't even attribute harm or
Back to Allah subhanahu wa Diala for no harm or bad can be attributed to him. Only we see it that way. But when we know Allah subhanaw taala
then we know that Allah Subhana Allah will not harm you for No, Allah will not harm you. In fact if you see something that is harming it's only because you want to get out of it. Brothers and Sisters in Islam
Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran
Allah bIllahi min ash shaytani R rajim Bismillah AR Rahman AR Rahim has given us a rock oh I
what I call them fat,
mean Corbelli in a lemon along the, you know, solder poo oil, lemon qldb Did man assume that they'll be left alone just to merely say I believe. i C'est la ilaha illa Allah, I believe I'm a Muslim, I'm a believer. I believe in my Lord, what Humla you've done
and they do not expect that they will be tried with this word. They will be trying against it.
Allah knows and will surely know that. Who of you?
Allah says We have tried those before you. So why should you be free of that? And Allah will truly know Who of you was honest. And who of you was a liar?
honest about what a liar about what
honest about your statement?
I believe that there is only one God worthy of worship to Him. I owe everything from him. I came into him I returned. I accept Him as my Lord, I accept him as my controller. I accept his decree. I accept his Kadar and I believe in what he has brought to me.
Allah says, Well, I'm going to test you with that word.
Whether you are honest, if you said that whether you were lying.
When a person is tested, then the true colors really come out.
When you want to get married,
the colors of flowers and love hearts exist
at the time of the engagement, right? If it's short enough, if it's too long, then you're tried. Then you get married. And then Allah makes you both a fitna a trial to each other.
When you find the faults in each other and get used to each other
no longer patience is there. What happens? A person true colors start to stand out
isn't that right?
This is the state of the humans. Allah Subhana Allah says well hola can encircle the IFA Man was created week. So beware of that weakness. Turn back to Allah subhanho wa taala.
Why did Allah Subhana Allah say, we will know who is truthful, who is a liar? Doesn't Allah already know who is truthful? And who is a liar? Yes, he does. They blitz reverse it. What if ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala tells us I already know who is a truth and who is a liar. So let's just pass this life and go into the Day of Judgment. And then I this the new to heaven, or paradise or hellfire, without any judgment, without any trial without any going through this world with no test nothing. The immediate response of a normal human being whom Allah has given choice and has given their own intellect and has given them their own control of themselves, meaning over their choices will immediately respond.
Oh, my Lord, I've done nothing. I haven't done anything. I believe in you. I.
And I'll say it sincerely.
Like, again, when they first engaged a couple, all their words are absolutely sincere, because they haven't yet known and experience the ugly side. So what is there to be worried about? Isn't it right? When you meet a stranger? It's very easy. Hello. How are you the smiles from here to here? Because you don't know them. But when you start living together and you know each other's faults then the true colors are shown. Are you really loyal?
Are you really loyal to your parents? When you say I love my parents? How much time do we spend to be with them?
How much do we show them?
You know, love by sacrificing our own needs for their pleasure?
How many of us we fight for our rights? My right? You're right there my right. In fact, when we take a group photo together
and you took the photo who's the first person you look at?
My sisters would know a lot about that because I love photos.
Any good but control that control Facebook?
Thank you your heads about things. Calm down.
So, my right, rather than focusing on my duties, what is my duty? What is my obligation? Has anyone thought about that? What is my duty rather than what is my right? Because Allah on the Day of Judgment will not ask you. Did you know your rights?
Did you fight for your right? As for yourself? No. Allah is gonna say to you, did you do your duty? Did you fulfill my commands? Did you fulfill what I advise you what I guided you with? Did you give other people their due course? Why did you take the rights of others? By my right mind, oh, don't worry, I will give you back but where's the sacrifice?
They didn't you know, I will try him I will take things from you.
Then you will say My Lord, I have no excuses. You have tried me and I have failed or you have tried me and I hope that I have passed.
So you have to go through trials so that you will know and you have no response
to Allah Subhana Allah
so Allah Subhana Allah will say, no one will have any excuse to come up with
because everything's going to be clear and no one will enter a rasasi I'm told us that no one will enter Hellfire unless
what? They are convinced that they deserve it.
And the people that enter Jannah know why they enter Jannah not because they deserve it because of Allah's mercy. Rasul SallAllahu wasallam said, when leadin fcbd Like yet Hola, shahada, common Janita Rama baby Amelie. By the one who possesses my soul in his hands, no one will enter paradise just because of their good deeds.
What you donate $100 And now we feel that Allah has to give us for those four it
also says I've said Not even I want to enter into Hamadani Allahu wa Rahmatullah Minho affordable, except if Allah subhanaw taala showers me with His goodness and with His mercy, so we enter paradise with Allah's mercy.
My Brothers and Sisters in Islam.
The word fitna
comes from the Arabic word
taken from the goldsmith's work Goldsmith. When they produce gold or silver, we say fat another habit well football, fat, another herb wallpaper, which means the goldsmith, cleansed and purified and sifted, until he or she produced the pure gold and the pure silver. What a beautiful meaning for the word fitna attributed to Allah subhanahu ATOD. When we say Allah makes fitna it's not in the negative sense meaning causing trouble between people. This is attributed to us. We cannot make fitna the word Fitna means to sift through, to divide, to divide what to divide the good from the bad, to cleanse, to purify, to produce the what the purity. This is why the word fitna attributed to
Allah subhanaw taala came from the original word of the goldsmith or the miners who produce the copper and all that and then it goes through a huge process gold goes through a huge process, chemical applications to it hate, they have to melted and they have to sift it. It goes through a huge process. They don't just get it out of the ground like that and it's gold. There's copper on it. There is other metals on it. There is grime on it. There's all this other stuff and they have to sift the gold and recycle it and recycle it and sifted and recycle it and cleanser with chemicals and hate until finally you get nine karat gold 18 karat gold 24 karat gold, the 24 karat gold
beading the meaning being the purest of the three and the most expensive and people will kill each other for it. Tribes and countries will fight for it. Isn't that correct? So when Allah subhanahu wa Allah says why below come
When I blew, convince Sheree Well hey fitna and we shall try you with good, bad and good as a fitna, it means we shall cleanse your hearts. And we shall divide the good from your bad within your cells with what? By putting you through trials of sifting and hardship.
Who has children here?
You will know as parents,
a good parent who raises their child is not a parent who gives their child everything. Am I right or wrong?
Your heart tells you, you want to give them everything. Why? Because you love them. Yes. I mean, my own child, my son see something he likes, sometimes I really want to get it for him because I love him. However, as a parent, my proper mind tells me that if you keep buying things from him, he'll grow up to think that everything can come like that easy. So I need to strengthen him up, because he doesn't know in the future, what he is going to face. When you become an adult, you have to work for your own things. Your parents are not always going to be there for you, right? There are people who are going to bully you. So you need to strengthen up. You can't sit there crying all the time. You
need to be able to know how to stand up for yourself how to work around things. You need to become strong. You don't grow muscles without going through strenuous exercise, weightlifting, strict diet, you don't lose weight without going through strenuous exercise. And also by depriving yourself the things that you desire. A person who wants to lose weight doesn't say, Oh Allah, why have you deprived me? You look at yourself and you say, Why have I eaten bad stuff from from my body when I knew it's going to make me fat? When I knew it's going to give me heart attacks when I knew it's going to give me any reasons when I knew it's gonna give me all these sorts of diseases and
problems. So you abstain.
You yourself do fitna to your body when you want to lose weight and get healthy, is that not right?
You sift through. So why does Allah subhanho wa Taala try us with fitna it is in order it gives you the answer in the Quran. It is a sifting and a division between what is pure and what is impure. And what is the better than Allah subhanaw taala making fitna to our hearts.
Allah said he does fitna to us. Let's use the word cleanses purifies for fitna, yes, Allah cleanses our hearts and purifies our hearts with bad things and good things.
the worst fitna
is good things. You know why?
Because the good things can make us forget. The good things can make us become spoiled. The good things can make us become selfish. We say it. It is not haram to have good things not haram to have luxuries. It is not haram to have a nice house or a beautiful car or wear nice clothing. And you entered when the prophets Allah Allah Allah was selling them was sitting.
And he said,
Allah hates the people who challenged him with Kibriya showing off
pridefulness And then entered and said, Yeah rasool Allah some of us like to wear nice clothing and nice shoes, you know. We're not showing off in it. Look at me I'm wearing a huge cloak or a robe or a nice pants are these expensive shoes now? I'd also sell them set them in Allah Hi Jimmy, don't you hippo Jamal. Allah is beautiful. He loves beauty. It is not that which I am talking about. And Kevin is battle Hawk wantonness refusal of truth when it comes to looking down upon others. And you know what, when too much good happens to a person, they start to get this disease sometimes the shape on brothers and sisters listen to this very carefully. The shaytaan works in footsteps. You all know
that right? But we don't understand how it works in footsteps. We don't sit there analyzing how we have three elements in our bodies, the body,
the heart, the column,
or the mind, and the spirit, spiritually, mind and health. The Shaitan waits for any gap in any of these three and attacks you from them. So have your spirituality healthy, have your mind healthy and have your body healthy. He attacks you from all those corners. As tiny gap you will go through.
So be careful. When God happens to a person too much the shaitan attacks you through that gap. And he says to you things like this. God must love you. If you are a bad person, you take it all away from you.
Look at you Masha
Allah, you pay your circuit, that means you must be beloved by Allah.
Number three, he says to you, it's good, Allah has given you all of this. So use it for yourself, you deserve it, spend it, don't worry, until finally a person begins to develop a selfishness, where they begin to forget that they are weak, they can forget that Allah can take it easily away from them. They forget that there are people who've been deprived, and they are better than them. So they begin to want more for themselves to the point where they feel that they're better than others. And when you feel that you are better than others, it means that you will have a problem accepting the truth about your faults from people. And a person like that can look down upon others. Who is this
person coming out from nowhere? I am a status. I am from this family. I am of this blood. I am married to so and so. My brothers and sisters are so and so. I've got this. I'm known like that. People on Facebook, they send me birthday wishes in the millions at night. People look how many likes I have that these people are losers at school, I have more friends. I said to one of my students at school because I'm a teacher, teacher at school. So one person said, you know, I feel miserable. I said why?
And he said, Well, let's say she was a student, a girl. She said in year eight, she said,
You know, I just don't have much, many friends. So how do you know that? Just have one or two friends on Facebook. But not many people want to like me or add me. I said, Well, what's the difference between you and others? She said, Well, everyone has 100 1000 2000 I said, Wouldn't you rather have two honest, truthful friends than 2000 fake ones? She said yes. I said then be happy. And stop whining. Come on. You're strong and handler Insha Allah, Allah loves you in sha Allah. And in sha Allah, you're on the right path.
Okay, all these 2000 friends are there just to hear the gossip, don't worry. And if they talk about each other, they're going to talk about uses Yeah, actually they do talk always there was talk about this person, that person, I said, well then two good friends are better than 2000. sha Allah. So now she looks at in a different way in sha Allah.
My Brothers and Sisters in Islam
you develop bad habits in your life.
And you don't even realize any more
that people are looking looking at in a bad way. You've got bad character. You've got anger problems. You've got revengeful
revengeful agendas. You develop extreme hatred even to your own family.
You love the wrong people too much.
You might feel that you begin to back by and you don't even realize it backbiting anymore. You feel that you swear you don't even remember the even swearing anymore.
Years back if you delay the salad, you felt like the whole world that ended now. You may feel like it's only sorry I still got time I could pray it later and even if it's a bit delayed doesn't matter I still pray and make it up. Maybe now we even don't even pray our prayers anymore. Maybe the budget is not all that important. Just too tight Allah will understand.
I used to go to the masjid now I don't it doesn't matter I'm still praying
before when I approached something haram and mixed wedding with men and women dancing to music together.
Before when I used to listen
to rock music and pop music I used to feel like there was iron melted into my ear now it doesn't bother me much anymore.
You know what's happened?
The heart it's become dirty again. The gold the purity inside has been covered.
It's been covered with other stuff. Stuff that is unwanted
stuff that is only deceitful
Allah says in the Quran about those who might lose their hearts look at the description can burn on Allah gonna be Mac and Linux evil don't
in our beam in June can learn means absolutely not many whatever you're thinking it's wrong. Their hearts. Their hearts are on either KHUDOBIN mechanics even their hearts were covered so much until they
They become became rusted
mechanically oxy bone as a result of what they used to do. So our actions developed bad habits until our hearts became rusted
cannula in Amara Benigno medulla marjaavaan, these people on the Day of Judgment also be covered and sealed away from the Lord. That's why Ibrahim alayhi salam is to say,
Oh Allah make me among those, when on a day of judgment,
no wealth and no children will help them except whoever comes with a clear pure heart. May Allah Subhana Allah make us among those who come on a day of judgment with a pure heart, and many of them behind me.
So this heart now needs to be cleansed. And the only way that it's cleanses unless we go through some kind of suffering.
I know some people who Subhanallah they became very ill. And over months, oxen will be left. Many of them changed on the inside. You begin to love them, and the people around them began began to become affected by them and change as well.
When you become good, the people around you become good, especially people you love. And you send out a beautiful vibe. This heart is what we need to work on. My brothers and sisters are Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and I could have just said the mandala
either solo had solo hell Jessa Dooku, who are either first and at first center just said okolo Allah Wa Al Kalam, behold, everyone, in this body, there is a morsel of flesh. If it is good, the rest of the body is good. And if it is corrupt, the rest of the body is corrupt, behold it this organ is the heart.
Whether it's health wise, the mind or spiritual, this heart has an has an effect. And heart in Arabic doesn't necessarily mean only the organ that pumps the blood. But it is something within here that is unexplainable.
For the heart continues to pump, even after death, and you can transplant the heart. But something in here, this consciousness, this thing, this feeling
is what we want to change in sha Allah. So to sift through is the reason for fitna and IP tila. And what an effect it has. Didn't you realize sometimes if you're driving in the car,
and then suddenly, a car
suddenly appears in front of you on the roundabout. What happens to
you shock, fear
and after that, spoiler alert, stop. The whole hotel immunity aeroplane starts turbulence. What happens, everyone. Similarly all Christians, oh God, atheists, if there is a God.
Now I asked you
and Allah tells us in the Quran, about the people who traveled in the sea, and when the waves begin to climb on top of them, and they fear that death is inevitable. Tao Allah Muhammad Ali Sina Allahu Deen, they call upon Allah sincerely towards him.
Let in and Jada and I'm unhappy. If you were to save us from this. We will be among the good ones and the believers in you. Allah says but when he saves them in Anbar to the land,
either home you should recall
they will start making plans or law firm in home. Mokhtar said in another verse. Some of them Mokhtar said meaning they start to mix again.
break their promise slightly.
And what Allah says they may call for meaning behind away what they had promised. They hide the nightmare the blessing of a loss panelboard died.
There was a Sahaba note a terribly by the name of Ottawa, Agnes Zubaydah, the Allahu Zubaydah. milawa was a companion of the Prophet SAW Selim, one of those who was promised paradise surveyed Malawian that the Allah Allah who married a smack the daughter of Abu Bakr, the Allah Han,
he had a son named Ottawa.
He did not meet the prophets on the line he was sending was among the first generation after him. Him the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about them. Haider koroni Currently the best among all generations of my generation. So Medina Luna home to Medina Luna home, then the ones after my generations, then the third level are the ones after them all the weapons Aveda the Allahu Anhu Matt was among the first the second generation after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what happened to him, he grew up to become one of the most amazing scholars.
The people used to flock to him in Medina to learn off him.
He was a man of such wisdom and the meaning of wisdom in the Arabic language is to play something where it appropriately belongs. That's what wisdom is, if you have that you have been given too much good. Too much wealth from Allah subhanho wa Taala
a man of wisdom, a band of knowledge a man of a man and Taqwa what happened to him,
he grew up in the time of the Khalifa actually what he did number one.
he had a son, a very handsome son, who was very eligible. And he loved him a lot. He was his great friend. The Khalifa invited him one day, so he went, and the Khalifa showed them horses stallions to the Arab stallions are something huge, they value them so much. And I was about a son, Muhammad, he loved stabbings as well. And he loved to ride on them. And if the Muslims are in need of warriors, he loved a good horse. So he was a pious man.
As he wrote on one of the horses Subhanallah that Allah that he his horse trampled and he fell, and the horse trampled over him until he died.
So all witnesses obeyed his favorite son, the oldest one was taken away from him by Allah subhanho wa taala. No sooner than he had buried him, he discovered a pain or sickness or disease or discoloration in his legs, and they found out that it was gangrene.
You know, gangrene, the disease. If it's left untreated, it begins to spread rapidly until it kills you.
I went and went got all the best doctors, and they said to him, there is no way out of it. We must amputate this leg, we must cut it off.
There is no way out and if we leave it, you're going to die.
So he agreed.
They said to him because of the pain we need to give you an intoxication.
Now that Allah
I will never use something which Allah has forbidden
for no peace can come from something which Allah has forbidden.
It may work but no peace will come from me from it for me for my afterwards.
I need a person can use haram if there is no other means for necessity. However, orwa
is a great scholar and a role model.
He resorted not to use it.
He said they said to Him, we will tranquilize him.
He said listen, the best tranquilizer for me. He used to recite a quarter of the Quran every day. This was his word. A quarter of the Quran every day is the spear and that made in La ilaha illallah wa his intoxication can a person reach that? Yes.
The heart can you know how I know of today's modern world and all those romantic movies they make? She's intoxicated with love.
I can't feel my legs. They know.
He sees her. She sees him.
Somebody who carry me
that they say that
I've ever seen in current movies. He sees her drops his jaw. They slept he was not there.
The toxicated with love. The Sahara doesn't disturb anyone intoxicated with the love of Allah subhanho wa taala. Yes, yes. So he said amputate my leg while I make my vicar
takes me away. Now obviously he does feel pain. But he makes him stronger. That's all it was.
You know in the American movies in war.
Come on, soldier. You can hold on. Hold on soldier. Fight for your country is not right. And is there and his legs get an amputated screaming
right now they'll hold on love for your nationality. Well, this is love for Allah, the Creator of all nations, all nationalities if you like, the creator of the world, the creator of all the colors. He began and the state began to cut through his flesh as they were cutting through his flesh. They said all we can hear of him is a loud noise of la ilaha illa Allah Allahu Akbar. So if you're in severe pain, instead of saying a four letter word that begins with F, why don't you say La Ilaha illa Allah, why don't you say a stone for Allah? Allahu Akbar. You know, I know a friend back in Melbourne. is not an iron M is not Yan is someone that's very popular, but I learned from him
something so valuable to the end of my life. I will teach it to my children, children, children. Insha Allah Allah. I'm going to I'm going to share it with you. Very simple, yet very far reaching effect if you get it into your habit. Oh, it was driving one day going to pick up his son from the kindergarten as he was parking down
In a parallel parking the tire hit the curve. Now you know that when you get your license is the biggest thing. Don't let the tire kick the curve, right? So if he hits the curb, it hit the curb what's going to happen to me now? So his tire hit the curve. He was startled sort of stuff a lot.
I asked Allah to forgive me.
I said, Brother, you haven't really Cindy and Allah Subhana Allah is not something that Allah has said Hellfire for those who hit the curve. There's nothing like that. So he said
so he said,
and he's from Uganda, and he'll be he'll be at hibi Okay, when he sees this inshallah and he said to me, what are no, no, no, no, I know. It's not a sin. Subhanallah I know.
It's just that when I was a child, and I grew up, my father told me or whenever you're startled or shocked, instead of saying any other word, he said, I got used to my tongue saying words that Allah loves so when I'm startled automatically say stuff with
a friend of mine back in Melbourne, I won't mention his name. He went to Hajj one day. And one of the alumni of Medina, very popular and he came out he said, I didn't know which Island was but I saw guards and I saw a lot of people around him right. And he said, I looked at his face and I loved the face. He goes look like nude was coming out. He said, I couldn't help myself. His brothers were funny and he he's got a nice heart. Mashallah, because I jumped through the crowd, I grabbed his face and kissed him. The animals have embezzled
bears, largely because he was blind. He said he was blind, and I grabbed his face and kissed him. And he got shocked. And the first thing he said was a stalker. Hola Hello, Ollie.
I got what happened to you guys. The gods began to bash me all the way out.
But true story. I said I wonder why he said a stop for Allah La vie.
There's nothing haram in that when this friend of mine told me about the curve I remembered that said the old man taught us this when you're startled. You don't know what happened. say where's that Allah loves because imagine if you are shocked and the car is coming straight towards you.
And the last words winner in a Illa or stock for Allah and you died.
So when these things happen to us
we remember Allah subhanahu wata Island
and we die in a state of belief insha Allah. Let us remember that. If we get used to not Yanni getting the best out of suffering, and all we do is going to swear we're going to hate we're going to get revenge. We're going to disbelieve in Allah Allah. Allah. Rasool sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said listen to this hadith.
about the future.
said Allah showed me the future.
kaka I mean a lady name of Lena. I see. Fit and plural, plural word, showering down upon you from the skies. Can you imagine a heavy storm with rain falling upon the homes and he's talking to a Sahaba is saying I see soon in front of you fit unknown goalkeeper. I mean a lay in him of Lima. They are in the night, night Phaeton meaning they are trials that you will not even be able to recognize them. They are falling upon you from the sky like rain in the thunderstorm.
In the future,
more fitten are going to occur.
And he said, used to be Harajuku. Minun yuck. FIRA Williamson, williamsii Minun. We used to be okay, Fira, back over the back there all day. Now on behalf of the minute Tanya
a person will arrive in the morning, I believe, by the night
they have disbelieved or will arrive in the night a believer, and by the morning, they awake disbelievers. Why they sell their religion for a little bit of gain from the world.
Allah Subhana Allah gives you if Tila the more you are safe, my brothers and sisters, so long as you are patient, so long as you turn to Allah and don't give up on him. The more that you use struggle through your suffering, and you are patient, the more you know that Allah is putting you through a trial and not through a punishment and they'll tell you Rahmatullah lay and other scholars, they say, how do you know if a trial is a punishment for you or a test? They said, By the way, you react to it. By the way you
Don't react to it. If you lose yourself, it's a punishment. But if you are patient and you continue to do your duties which Allah has told you to do, then it is a trial or otherwise known as Zubayr, which I mentioned before, when his son died, and his leg was amputated, they cut through the flesh until they reach the bone. And when they started to soar through the bone, he went unconscious from the pain when he awoke,
the pain had gone and subsided. He grabbed his leg, and he wiped it with his hand. And he said to it, my dear Lake
I have never used you to go to any place that Allah dislikes. And I've only used you to only go to the places which Allah likes.
I have hope that you will be a good witness for me on the day of judgment.
Then he kissed it. And he ordered for it to be washed, perfumed, and shrouded with caffeine and buried
and he made the salata Jana Hassan because it's part of his body. Now, I will let you know our hands our feet now eyes and ears, they are going to be witness against us or for us. Yes. And the males will be sealed for those who debate Insha Allah we are not one of them. We will accept
When he returned back to Medina, and the people saw him his students in the 1000s. They saw him on a stick with an amputated leg without his son they feared upon him. And they said he immediately said to them, Do not fear.
Allah subhanho wa Taala a Nana ie he was kind to me by giving me four sons and he has taken away one of them
and inshallah we'll see him again and left for me three to enjoy in my life.
He gave me four limbs, my arms and legs. He has now taken away only one of them from me, and left three for me to enjoy in my life.
Everyone started to give him words of goodness, but the best of them and I forgot his name Subhanallah one of his best students that became an island later on. He said to him the best words he said, Oh Imam.
Although Allah has taken your son, and taken one of your limbs, he left the best thing about you for us. He left for us your knowledge and your understanding and wisdom. Allahu Akbar, you know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the owner the MBA the prophets they did not leave behind them the legacy of wealth determined dinar his pair people did not inherit from him his family inherit from prophets, wealth.
But what did they leave behind in Nemo horror thriller in the left behind them the legacy of knowledge come in a herder who will be hunting where fish whoever takes this knowledge has received so much fortune, so much fortune. This is what we need. Brothers and Sisters in Islam. Do not ever despair over something that afflicts you embed and do not forget Allah when good afflicts you. Remember Allah subhanho wa Taala by doing what He has commanded you with sadaqa the cat, get away from jealous get away from jealousy and selfishness and so on and so forth. And remember, that Allah is cleansing you Allah is cleansing you, my last bits of advice are this. I want you to be aware of
a few things.
Does anyone know
in our time today, now,
what is the greatest fitna which the prophets of Allah Allah He was sent and feed upon us
so women, wealth, money, the jet anything else
fighting amongst each other.
attachment to the dunya same as wealth and money.
What is it pridefulness.
fear of death.
Actually no. And also Sallam told us there will come a time in the future future where person will sit on the grave and say I wish I was here instead of you. Because life will be so miserable. Now, but good one good thing. Is that the love of failure?
What do you think it is? Well, it's a bit difficult to know right? But Allahu Allah from the scholars I have read from and the ones I have heard, and I think it makes sense insha Allah in the
First Degree, it is wealth, wealth. A dunya is the greatest trial upon us here. greatest trial.
Without wealth you cannot eat. And without eating, you cannot have women you won't design because there's no energy. Isn't that right? So wealth comes before Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us, it is not fuckery it is not poverty that I fear upon you in the future, my ummah. It is not that Allah subhana wa Taala was striking with poverty, for I have already asked Allah subhanho wa taala, not to take over my ummah completely
in the misery of poverty, And subhanAllah you can see,
the direct arm of the Prophet SAW Salem, especially in the Arabian Peninsula.
They are flourishing with wealth, are they not?
Wealthy are they in the Emirates now?
From being barefoot shepherds to the highest tower in the world,
in Saudi Arabia
So we can see that wealth is not the biggest problem for us not really the biggest problem.
I mean, poverty.
So why did Allah span data sources and feed that upon us? He said, I fear the world upon his head, it isn't Behati
he says, I fear the world upon you.
That entered the Kerala Valley coma dunya that the dunya will be vicious over you like wild beasts. It'd be like a wild beast over your hearts,
fat and if so,
then you will begin to compete against one another.
Brother here said that we will fight among each other. Why? This is true, because of wealth.
Because of wealth,
that an alpha Suha
you will begin to compete against one another for it. As those before you competed for it for a helicopter home until it destroyed them. How to destroy them. In the past Allah Spanner has sent upon them destruction, the others their hearts were destroyed. They were gone.
The dunya today is the greatest fitna upon us.
We find today in one family, they will divide. They will swear at each other, they'll disown their own uncle or auntie or brother or sister or father or mother for wealth for $1 Extra for $1 Extra.
and no compete. You know where the biggest competition among the OMA is for wealth, guests way inside a unit of family inside a family unit.
a person Allah gives them provision.
Their brother gets married
then they begin to get jealous. How come your brother has this much? You're not a man, why can't you do like your brother. So then he starts to work hard. Forget his forget his wife forget his children, only to compete with his brother. Families will kill each other for inheritance. Allahu Akbar.
They will disown each other so they can hear it from their fathers and mothers more than their brothers and sisters. They will hide manipulate. We see this. We see this
become so spoiled that if we go to
a place to eat, and a brother is Muslim and trying his best to make that food for us, it's nice. It's not bad, right? But
it adds too much onion here so I'm just gonna go to the other restaurant. I will go to a Jewish restaurant. I will go to a Christian restaurant nothing wrong with it. But I will go there because I will avoid the Muslim
because their food is slightly better. It's like it's creaminess.
The salt is just right over there. He adds maybe two or three pinches extra
manage, I will buy from here even if I know that this particular place sins from their welfare you give them to Israel. And then we sit there saying poor children of Palestine. My heart is out to that. But I will continue this way. Yeah. And Kareem yeah often Karima your brothers and sisters in Islam, if they don't disrespect you try and help them as much as you can sacrifice a little bit. You know, Allah He a brother said to me, you know, I go to this place their food is nice. Okay, it's bearable. 100 inerts. Nice. And this brother charges a little bit more
Wallahi that $2 extra that I give him, I know that this brother is even at the masjid, he pays a cut. He pays sadaqa see that wealth is getting he pays two and a half percent of it every year. And it's part of his from what he came from you. The others don't pay zakat. The others don't pay sadaqa.
To a place where Allah loves, for example,
so why not? As much as we can, it's not haram to buy from a non Muslim. Please don't get me wrong. Anyone's No you go, here you go. It's alright. But to sit there and ridicule Muslims, businesses, putting them down, saying how bad putting bad reviews on the Internet? Yeah, I could also send them said, Man Can I you know Billa he will human Earth for the local hire and only a smart whoever believes in Allah and hereafter let them say something good or be silent. If you have nothing good to say just go away beside it don't make any comment. Now we have to put our brothers and sisters down.
And you know when we talk about each other the most because we are closest to each other family talks about family. Well, Allah here on Facebook, I keep talking about rubbish book, Facebook,
I would have sent another name even in Arabic, but I'm sitting here I want to be too rude.
has a bad smell.
If you use it in the wrong way, and unfortunately 90% of the times we use it in the wrong way. Whether you
go up there ridiculing other Muslims really killing others. Why just so we can get fame and fortune, even our family, even our wives, our husbands, and it's different.
The second fitna that the Prophet SAW, Selim said in the second degree, yes, someone said it. It is the fitna of women. Now I don't want my sisters or anybody here to assume even the men to assume that this is literally literally that the women are the cause of our of the men's harm, and that the men are innocent, if it wasn't for the women.
If this is what you understand, insha Allah tonight, you must change their understanding. Not when I'm on the face of the earth ever interpreted this, this hadith that way? Not one
for this contradicts our sunnah, if that's what we're saying.
What does it mean then? The fitna of women in our Sharia, I went out also speaks to men or two women. Usually it means to older men. So if a man desires women, and begins to go after them, they are lacking Amen. And if women desire to be attractive, and they take off the hijab, for the purpose of making men interested, then they have shared in this as well.
The only men sometimes there is no woman in front of them. But then they go out of their way, in order to follow their lust in the Haram way when Allah subhanaw taala has made a halal alternative.
So men and women, otherwise there are women who are so pious, believing,
full of Taqwa. The hadith is not including them. This is what we mean by rasa. Selim is a shroud with Mirage, he passed by the fire, and he said, are a trophy. Now, I saw in the fight, a type of women I have never seen before.
I've never seen the likes of before, not even among the disbelievers of the time of the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam the customs of the Arabs and even lot of the Romans in those times and the Persians they had to compared to today very modest dress, compared to today. They're in the cobia that's Sarasu sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said I saw a type that I've never seen before Nyssa encarsia to an idea to Matt, we learn to Mamilla through so Nick is limited booked in Isla Laietana Jana devolutionary. He said I saw a type of women they got clothes on their clothed, but it's as if they are still naked.
My Ella two minute, they walk in an attractive fashion deliberately
and looking attractive through their actions and walk.
But also Nick has limited booked in Manila. They have tied the hair up in such a way that it stands out for people in order for the purpose of people to look in a lustful way, in a desirable way, in a negative way. For the lusts they will not enter paradise nor smell its fragrance or salsa sand and talked about them transparency and tight clothing and there are also Sallam told us who don't have so Allah Samantha says yeah, you're Latina. I'm an AU domain of Sarika he speaks to the men first. Oh, you who believe among the men, lower part of your gaze. Then you said to the women,
upside in codename mumineen say to the believing men then he said Say to the believing women to also lower their gaze second. So it is both the man who observes and follows and the woman who plays the role in attracting as well. He said that there'll be so many
Give them Why do I feel this upon yourselves? Because men will begin to desire them more often and forget the solid forget the thicker because that's what prevents you from that. Allah subhanaw taala says for her another firm in body him hydrophone la sila Bao Shan
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and then came after them a generation
they forgot their prayers
and instead they followed their lusts, they shall meet in front of them
a terrible misery.
So when we leave the consciousness of our Salah, the closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala what replaces it is the love of lusts and temptations. Now, because we want to, we want to, we want to
satisfy this snuffs this heart with these desires, what are you?
And the prophesy said and said, whoever leaves Metallica Novotel Illa Allah Allahu Halawa terminal Imani. faecal, whoever leaves the looking of haram for the sake of Allah, Allah will exchange it with a sweetness of a man that they will feel it inside their hearts.
ALLAH SubhanA, Allah rasaan tells us that there is another fitna which is called the fitna of oppression.
We have that today, but not as much as the wealth and Hamdulillah. In Australia, we are not oppressed. We don't live in oppression of Hamdulillah. So what are we whining about? When you actually in luxury, honestly, we create oppression for ourselves at times Wallahi in marriage, there's nothing wrong, we can sort it out Wallahi we can sort anything out, you know, a peanut can be turned into a walnut, or a coconut if you want any, a pebble can be turned into a mountain, and a mountain can be turned into a pebble. Why? All these problems in our marriages, because we want too much. And we forget to understand each other. We worry about our rights rather than our duties. Now,
husband and wife sit there. She says to him, why aren't you giving me? He says to her, what have you given me
his brother visited me at home. There's a book on my shelf.
Fat was for women, fat was for men.
It grabs fat was for women. But if you're a man sister comes along grabs the fatwas for men. Why we're learning about these things? Because the man wants to know what is against the women, for her to shape up and almost know what's against them and for him to shape up there. What about yourself? Are you perfect? Are you an angel? Didn't you know that if you fulfill your own obligations, then your rights will automatically be met Insha Allah, you do what you have to do, and leave the rest up to Allah subhanahu wa into either, Do not oppress by doing that. There are many other fitten my brothers and sisters that occur. However, we get tested in all ways brothers and sisters with our
wife, our husband, our wealth, our house, our health, our wealth, our cars, our mental state.
loss of lives, loss of luxurious fruits, we get tested with our education with our schooling with our time we get tested even with boredom, we get tested even with solid, you pray you get tested, how much will you struggle and persevere? We get tested with the Quran, how much will they continue to recite it or when when you give up, we get tested and tested with blah, you keep asking ALLAH and you think that it hasn't been resolved for you. So you give up on you give up on your communication with Allah you are you have just failed the test. Persevere my brothers and sisters in Islam. I swear by Almighty Allah, at the end of the tunnel, there is there is a happiness in sha Allah to
Allah, that Be patient, persevere, keep your connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala no matter what.
And calm yourself down in sha Allah when you do wrong, make his default, Return, return return. If you have harmed people ask for their forgiveness, if it's going to make it worse by asking for their forgiveness. Then mentioned them in good among the people whom you talk about about them in front of them. Or if you can't do that, and it's not practical for you to do that. Then talk good about them wherever you go and make the art for them in goodness.
My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, I finish I ended with this ayah in the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah says
so Allah you come, full circle
day don't tell people you are to be concerned about your own affairs.
Be concerned about your own state of email. Be concerned about your own faults and fix them lie your do record mandala is that a datum? Those who are misguided if they annoy you, they cannot harm you, if you are guided.
So stay guided insha Allah worry about what you have put forth. And let us meet Allah subhanho wa Taala with a book that contains much asking of forgiveness,
how there was some Allah who identified and Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah