Channel: Bilal Dannoun
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he was hiding.
Or praise is due to a lot of Peace and blessings of Allah be upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and upon all those who follow His guidance, who follow this way, we follow this path into the last day, respected brothers and sisters in Islam as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Today inshallah, I want to share with you one of the stories from amongst the stories of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
As we have been doing so in the series called once upon a time, and these are stories, these are authentic stories in which our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the writing to us over 1400 years ago, and these stories that are narrated by the prophets are
filled with gems and the lessons that we can deduce from them.
Now, today's story is about how Allah subhanho wa Taala tested three people, one of them was a leper,
the alpha is an old man, and the third is a blind man.
Now, these three men are from amongst the family, so it is right in the children of Israel.
And in Arabic, is known as an upper loss for those of you who want to increase your Arabic vocabulary and across the lip, but this is the one who is afflicted with
skin disease, a severe case of a skin disease.
So this is known as he is known as an upper lip balm. And a bowl of bald headed man is known as an outcrop outcrop. And this is the word for both men. And for a blind man, he is known as an
an RF is a person who has lost his sight or who's born without his sight. Today's Cadiz is found in southern Ohio and southern Muslim. So it's a very authentic
and the narrator of this hobby. And the one who heard it from Prophet Mohammed Salaam, I mean he was sending them is, these are heavy renumerated the most number of ideas from the public some of
whom are referencing.
for the loved one human race,
Allah subhana wa tada
says, an angel who came to the labor came to live. And he said to the leper, he said to him, What thing do you like most?
And he replied, he said, I want good karma, and good scheme.
For the people have a strong aversion to me, you know, you see my state people that want to be very close to me, because of the way I pee because of my skin disease. So I'd like to have a good color scheme. I'd like to have good skin.
And so the angel touched him. And his illness was cute.
And he was given a good color and beautiful skin. And then the parents the age who asked him, What kind of property do you like best? Now these three men also, by the way, the children of Israel, well, not only did they have these afflictions, but they will also pull it is also not very often.
So the angel of abundance.
What would you like what kind of wealth would you like?
And after about coconut property, he would like this, he said, of like, camels. Now in one ration
The writer is in doubt with this one. He was saying the camels or the cows, okay. But we're going to go with the camel for now. So he was given a pregnant cheek.
And the angel said to him, may Allah message for you, may Allah bless it for you. So he went to
this camel is a cheap camel, introduce other camels and come to notice what he was given.
Then the angel went to the gold headed men. The goal we said is a crock.
And he said to me, what See? Do you like most he said, I'd like
to, I'd like
to be cured of this disease for the people feel repulsion for me.
So he wants to have his head he wants to have him.
So the angles catch him. And he was cute. And he was given food. Hey,
Andrew asked him, What kind of property do you like best, and he said, cows, I would love to have cows. And the angel carrying a pregnant cow, just as he gave
me a pregnant
she can, because he has given the bald headed man. He gives him a pregnant cow. And it says to him My last question for you.
When he comes to the armor, and the armor is a blind man.
And he asked, What thing do you like? You said that
a law school my eyesight to make sure that I see the people. So the angel touched his eyes in a marketing practice.
And the angel asked him, What kind of property do you like best? And he replied, I would like to have sheep. So the angel came up pregnant sheep.
Does anyone know the plural of sheep?
Not a difficult question.
all the three pregnant animals gave birth to young ones multiplied and growth was so much that one of them one of the three men who had a
whole lot of talents,
that was still a value that would feel hopeless.
And one of them had a lot of cows that filled the belly. And the third man he had a flock of sheep that filled the belly.
And then what happens test time, a loss of time with Tyler, he now is going to test these three men.
So then the angel, he came back this time he is disguised, disguise the shape and the appearance of a leper. So he comes he has skin disease. And he goes to the person who was one sliver. And he says in his system. I'm a poor man who has lost all means of livelihood. We're on a journey. So nothing will satisfy my need except Allah. And then you I asked you in the name, who has given us such nice color and beautiful skin, and so much property. I asked you to give me a camera. I can only reached my destination. I would want I'm asking for one.
Chemical my skin will come before this world capital in the valley. Please give me one candle so I can continue on. I don't have what you have.
So this once upon a time, Linda, what does he say? He says I have many applications I cannot give you I think the angel says to him, I think unknown.
Will you not allow her to do the people had a strong aversion once you have Oh man. And then Allah gave you all of his property. So what was the once upon a time lenders response? He says it's not right.
It's not right. I got this property through inheritance from my forefathers.
And then the angel said to him, if you are telling a lie, that makes a lot make you as you were before, come on like us asking for 20
to 30 or 50 Capital One
Count, as always as
this is how sometimes some people are so stingy and so tight, that they cannot even get in touch if one
has given them.
So then the angel becomes to who, to the boat when
it comes to the boat man, in the end, it comes to the appearance of an old man.
And he says to me the same thing that he says to him,
when he says to the
poor man who has lost all my means of livelihood, while on the journey, and no one will satisfy my needs at a barbecue and asked you in the name, who has given you, who has given you this beautiful head, who's giving you this, they are asked you,
to give me
give me any one cow.
And so, he says, the same thing, the same response as the level of qualifications,
among the position to do so. And he says, and then he also says, once you a, once you fold at once one stage of your life, and Allah gave you back to him, and once he paused, he can have his wealth and Allah has given you this problem
is through inheritance. And that is through inheritance from our forefathers. And so the angel says to him, if you were telling a lie,
right here, as you were before,
when a sick person is willing, think about it, when a sick person ill person is,
is willing to spend all of his life savings, to come out of the sickness, but to give 1% for the sake of balance.
This is what we had going on.
And that we love, we love men, men, gentlemen, we know that severely. And this is why the word man, it's, it's, it's is.
It's mainly means Will you you see man is that which you are inclined, we will means inclination. So, when you are
as human beings, we have an inclination towards towards wealth. And this is why one of the reoccurring themes of just 30
man up and down.
So, we find, we find this in many places, typically, anyway,
the angel that comes to it comes to the point when it comes to the arm when it comes to the blind man. And he says to him out of the Travelodge means of livelihood of being exhausted, long journey,
except Allah and after you yourselves are asked you in the name of Him who has given you your eyesight, to give me a sheet, to give me a sheet. So that we think scope is a complete one to one. And this is another response of the blind man, the blindness is no doubt, I was blind, and Allah
and I was poor. And Allah made me rich. So take anything you wish,
from my property, will learn by Allah, I will not stop you from taking anything you need of my property which you may take for a last second.
Take as much as you.
he says to me, keep your property I don't want to
keep your property with you. He said you In other words, you three men have been tested. And Allah is pleased with you. In other words, the man who used to be blind, and he is angry with your two companions. This is where the comedy of the lepers evolved. And the blind man in
these three men appears to be from the same area
from the same area so they went from like different provinces
because the angel says Allah is pleased
We mentioned the other two as your companions that there must be nearby.
They must be the point. So today,
I want to share with you seven lessons, seven lessons that we can learn from this.
Maybe while I'm going through them, you can think about your own list and some of the lessons that you have learned. And then see if I mentioned them, and then maybe at the end, you can mention them and add them. So the next time I deliver this top
10, or 13, or 15. Let's see, shall we?
The first lesson
that we can deduce from this story
is that these three men represent two types of people.
We can deduce that there are two types of people. The first group of people, or the first category of people are those who are thankful to Allah Subhana Allah and we show the gratitude to Allah.
As we saw in the case of in the case of the blind man, he displayed the spreadsheet explaining things. But there are a lot of people that will come to the lab,
who do not,
who do not deny the famous of
the blessing to the loss of a job.
And the second category of people are those who are ungrateful, towards a muscle panel that has been in places who are ungrateful, as we saw in the case of the leper and the old man.
And it is through gratitude by the brothers and sisters in Islam, that the blessings continue to exist. The moon effect Allah azza wa jal
continues to bless you. And in one verse,
Allah azza wa jal says, what a shocker, let us see them.
And when you think when you are thankful, whether in Chicago sugar, sugar, it means that someone does an act of kindness towards you. In Arabic, you say shukran shukran, please, thank you. I mean, yes, it's relative, you saved yourself a lot of
So, I must say,
when you say, when you say gives you more, and thanking Allah silica is with your time say,
Thank you ally. zoa journey is also through your games, by giving by giving to others. by praying, by performing hajj performing Umrah, by doing this physical acts of worship. See, and this is all part of sugar, or part of thankfulness, giving this is a part of sugar and being thankful to Allah Subhana Allah.
So Allah, it is true, as I said, it's through gratitude that
exists and it is through the denial
and ungratefulness that blessings may decrease
your wealth, or blessings Allah has given you may decrease or even may be taken away from, it may be taken away from you if you are unbreakable to Alaska's origin. This is why it's important to establish and to maintain a very strong connection with Allah.
The second lesson, that we can learn from this story is a muscle
test. And this is known as empty lab
So that the great fall is distinct from the ungrateful or self righteous is distinct from the unrighteous. Allah tests us so that we can see who is who are those
who are those who are ungrateful
and in Suitland, which is the 29th chapter for an
In the second verse of this surah he says, a housekeeper Nestle.
Do people think that there will be left alone because they say we believe and that they will not be tested, just because you believe that just because
Secure Boot is I believe in a mine all the tenants, some of the men and all the articles of faith at the moment
when we asked them what
they were selling, just because you believe in all of this, do you think that you know?
That's what we're saying selling is worse?
Or you better be
left alone just because just because they say, mmm, just because they say just because they say we believe.
And then Allah subhanaw taala says, what does that mean for the game? Fair
enough? Well, I
mean, I was wondering if we indeed tested those who would be folded. So before the good things believe this exists in other people before them?
others? And then almost says, And Allah will certainly make it known the truth of those who are true, and will certainly make it known the false will of those who are liars, will make it known. Those who are true in their faith, those who are not so true.
My brothers and sisters in this life, this life is a test. The whole life is
from Allah. And that's why in salted moon,
loss of diagnosis, and then be
the one who created death and life to test to test which of you is best in action. Yes, we will be tested the prophets and the messengers of Allah azza wa jal we tested, and they were tested the most. And in one Hadith, the prophet SAW similar. He said that those who go through the most trials are the idea of a prophecy from an infant, and then the light and the light. So the more closely you are following in the footsteps of the prophets and their messengers, the more you you will have tests and trials from a lot of soldiers.
So we need to remember that life is a test and we need to not not be failing this test. Because there are many people that go through trials and tribulations and calamities before then, and they're not patient, and they're not turning to Allah Subhana Allah so they they become miserable people, they become depressed people, they become anxious people, they become stressed people.
So it is very important, my dear brothers and sisters that is there, that we prepare ourselves for trials and tribulations in that we have some of
our remote men actually amazing is the affair of a believer. There is good in everything that he does. If you are a true believer that if something good happens to you, he said you know he Thanks a lot. He's rewarded for that. And it's something we've all seen some misfortune befalls in East patient, Southern which is mentioned over 100 times in the program. And in sort of useful sort of juices, there's a beautiful area which is which should give us that strength. And that should motivate us during times of calamity and in times of hardship.
As a foster parent, it says that
the instincts about those who have Taqwa and those who have suffered
those in the
beginning a lot does not allow for the reward of a moisten of a good dog to go to waste. So don't be like those that are smart be like those who worship Allah subhanho wa Taala on an edge on the edge of the place, and you are about to fall. You're on the edge and you're about to fall. Don't always be on the edge. Move away from the edge because you might fall
down Put yourself in a risky
situation. So there is an area to this effect. And
the 22nd chapter, verse 11, Allah subhana wa tada says what we
have and among the people is one who worship above right on the edge of that house.
is good before him. He's happy to meet
I come to the lab
once in a saw that group fitness
in another movie, but if a trauma before before, he referred to me some form of ways, just because he's going through a hard time is going to go back to these old bad habits.
And Allah says, hustler Jr. After that it was found
that this person goes through this trial and it goes back to his former ways, he loses both in the dunya and after he loses, it becomes a failure in this life and a failure in the Astra
Zeneca ob, and that in that is indeed key loss. That is a loss. You are a loser in this life and a loser in the hereafter because of your lack of patience because of not having maybe the correct inner Eman and to look good. And
this is what we need to do always remember Yes. My life is full of challenges. My dear brothers and sisters in
life is full of difficulties and hardships, lots of bad news, there's going to be lots of misfortune, there's going to be lots of bad experiences. But does that mean we're going to sell out our deal? Does that mean that that's just because we've gone through this trial. That's why you should always you know when it comes to trials and tribulations, those who are in a superior position, those who are better off than you, but look at those who are in a worse situation. When you look at those who are charged with worst situations, then your situation becomes very, very easy.
And that's what the prophet SAW said and teaches us to look at those who are less fortunate than us. Don't look at those who are more fortunate than us and buy this way you become more efficient.
Number Number three.
Number three, the third lesson is part of being faithful to Allah azza wa jal
is giving from your wealth to the whole needy and towards other beneficial causes. Part of being
being thankful to Allah thankful, not
giving those who think Allah is to give, that's a sign that's a sign of your faithfulness, when you give especially to the pope to the to the Pokhara. necessity to those who are needing, giving,
giving, to build machines, to build Islamic institutes, giving towards any cause, any cause, that is beneficial to your Muslim brother and sister any in any in any part of the world. So
this is part of being faithful in the story. Those the two men, the the the leper, and the both men would not be thankful. All they were asked to do is to get one camel and one cow. And I couldn't even do that. They couldn't even do that. That being said, for people, the blind man, the blind man, he was very faithful to Allah He was a man and take his eyesight over Allah has given him for granted. He said
it a lot is done. It gives me this and a lot can also take it and I'm not going to give you the
sort of mentality that we need to have. It is a lot of conferences. That
is the one who gives. And that's why whenever you you go through a
you're going through some misfortune we go through a loss. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us to say what a long journey it was, it was
a long journey, our love, reward me with regard to my misfortune, and compensate me with something better. That's what we need to do. If you lose a loved one,
or loss, reward me Our rewards for my loss
and being patient a lot. I want to be rewarded for my patience, and I want you Allah to compensate me I want you to give me better give me something to make me feel
compensate me for my loss, was pleased to be hired,
you know, one of the, one of the,
one of the,
the female companion, she was a master. And she thought her husband was to be able to handle them husbands, you know? And she wasn't. She was thinking, who am I going to find us? And then she memorized the God alone.
Allah reward you with regards to my, my misfortune and, and compensate me. So I'm not compensated with the best of husbands who was that?
So, you know, look,
always have a good opinion of allies have a good opinion of allies. And then under estimate, what our last panel data has implanted for you, you may taste you may be tasting something, you may be tasting something which is very sweet, which is very, you know, it's very pleasant. It's very good, it makes you happy. And we think that's it. How many times have we maybe go through a certain experience, and we think this is the best, this is the best and then we come across something else. This is the best
man for us.
Let us be Muslims in the Muslim is one of the Submit abase allies.
So yes, part of being thankful to Allah is giving from your wealth to the poor and to the medium towards other beneficial causes. And the opposite is true part of being ungrateful is that you that you withhold from giving to the poor and to the needy and to those beneficial causes. That's a sign of your unfaithfulness.
Okay, and this is also known as Kufa, but not the term of Kufa of the link. It's a coupon
denial of the blessings, and has many, many, many blessings, working.
If you were to count, if you were to enumerate the blessings of Allah, you will not be able to get in
many, many blessings, the blessing of our eyesight and our hearing and our sense of touch and our sense of smell, and our sense of taste, and our, our shelter, and our clothing and our children and our spouse and our families and our security. And you can go on and on and on. A lot of so agenda amazes us with these listings, and tell us thank Him. And He will give us more by thanking him in.
The next lesson that I want to touch on is a very quick one. Number four, I mentioned this before, and that is the ability of angels to form the form of humans, angels can
describe themselves in the form of humans, just as we had at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when she
came and sat right in front of us, and then in the form of a man who can he resembled a medical
as has been mentioned, and so yes, angels can take on the form of people and in the story, we see how the angel took on the form of
an old man and the climate man.
However, in saying that, of course, we know that the angels are made off of minds, and human beings are made out of clay and Jean a matter of smokeless fire. So they're different. They're credit differently. So yes, angels are different, however, to human beings are guaranteed entry, they don't sleep. They do alarm so that has commanded them they don't hesitate. So this is the case with Andersen, you can always listen to the lecture that we have on the website about the angels, but the melenik the fifth lesson that we can deduce from this hagie
that sometimes in philosophy,
a person's wealth that allows them to bless a person's wealth to the extended increases and multiplies.
You know, each one of these three main things we won, one of them had a sheet camera on one of them had a
pregnant cow and the other one she, okay and they multiply until they feel the value
can multiply your worth. But you need to start. You need to do something you need to have something in common
Don't be, don't be surprised if
you're very wealthy person, this is not difficult for a lot of us.
so as we saw, each of the three men ended up to the belly of the animal.
And the opposite is true. Sometimes a lot of major three, four great wealth to be destroyed in a matter of moments.
Sometimes you can have so much riches, so much wealth, so much money.
just just like that, taken away from destroyed, destroyed can make you bankrupt.
And this goes back to inshallah,
Allah azza wa jal, or it could be, you have been ungrateful from time to time. The sixth lesson that I want to share with you, that we can deduce from this story is that having lots of wealth
is not a sign of proof. But
just because you have a lot of wealth, it's because you have a lot of money, you might have property of houses, you might have cars,
because Allah gives wealth to those who loves and to those who doesn't. There is many, many taxpayers, meaning disbelievers out there, okay, past and present, who have so much wealth, but because
it's a test, it's a test, this world could actually be not in your favor.
And I wasn't proud OData is testing people with that work. So that
is nothing, it actually could not be a blessing or a curse, it will not end up being a blessing for you, it's probably a curse, it's not in your favor. So sometimes it's better for some people to remain poor. Because if they were rich, they would
derail from the path that leads him to turn some people is beneficial for them to be rich, if they were poor, they may not be focused on the stem.
some people it's befitting for them to be for them to be sick, if they're good enough, or not. Some people, it's common for them to be sick.
Everybody feels entitled curbs differently with whatever
situation they might find themselves in.
So having lots of wealth is not a sign of a loss of loss, that person, a love interest in the person person with.
The second and last lesson that I want to share with you that we can deduce from this story is that Allah is able to cure diseases that many people think there is no cure for.
There are many diseases that there are many illnesses, and I'm most proud of data can actually hit can cure those diseases, even though it's impossible now with that there is
in a second.
He says as long as he was seven, he says,
if there is no disease that Allah has created, except that he also has created his treatment.
I'll say that, again, there is no disease that a man has created, except that he also created
many that in
in one direction.
Gentlemen, those we know it, nobody's going to demo
So there are some people out there that are curing diseases
that other people don't know
is probably a cure out there, but you don't come across it too many years later, or many months later, or whatever you might even come across that treatment.
So this is what we can learn from the story that he returned. You know, being old, some people
being blind has no way of getting my eyesight back.
Having a skin disease
and one of the threats is not going to happen. Of course
there's a treatment and it is
Important money brothers and sisters in a stand, to always remain close to Allah, so he can direct you
And that's why Allah says, Allah, Allah.
Allah, Allah is easy for you.
Very, very important by the brothers and sisters in Spanish. So these are the lessons that I'm going to share with you and Allah knows best for some of