Being Positive in the midst of uncertainty
Channel: Ebrahim Bham
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Salam alaykum. warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
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respected elders and brothers and mothers and sisters, we first begin by praising Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala sending salutations upon our beloved nebia Karim sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
It is indeed a great honor for me to be speaking to people at a considerable distance May Allah subhanho wa Taala make this a means of goodness for me and a means of goodness for the people who are hearing a very brief message inshallah today, which is of course, the day of Juma which is a day of great virtue for us that nebia Karim saw Salaam it said, in the Yeoman Giamatti, sirillium. Today of Juma He is the King and the leader of all other days. Today, when we look at the headlines, I think it goes without saying that normally the headlines is greeting us with negativity and apprehension, both on an individual and a collective basis. Individually, many times people are
overwhelmed with depression, difficulty challenges. And of course, the present situation in the world hasn't made things very easy also, collectively, we find throughout the world, we find such great challenges. Look at the people who are oppressed in various parts of the world for whatever reasons, we're not going to go into that today. But of course, we look at situations in the world where there is killing, and there is oppression, there is injustice, and many times Muslims are bearing the brunt of that. And it is so easy because of this for people to have a negative mindset. However, we have to guard with regard to that. conditions that make us despondent, are exactly what
shaytan once there is nothing that pleases the shaytan It forces more than people going into despondency. Therefore Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the whole area as Swami rohilla Hillel komolika furon. It is only the disbeliever one who does not believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala who loses hope in the mercy of Allah. A believer will never ever be overwhelmed by despondency, in fact, the word Iblees interestingly, he comes from the word Atlas a place of meanings, the one who is full of despair. So the satanic forces like nothing more than despair, and we as believers, we confirm that and of course, in today's time, it is being put forward as being optimistic. But for us, it is
much more than that, and people must have heard about the famous example of a glass being half full or half empty. And then someone will add to it and say the pragmatic pragmatic person, while the person arguing whether the glass is half full or half empty, he will go on and go and drink the water or the way someone put it, there are three people who are in a tunnel and they are on a railway track in a tunnel in one day, the one of them who is the passenger seat is so dark and the pessimists the optimist, he say no, it is not so dark, there is light at the end of the tunnel. And the pragmatic person says, both of you while you are arguing, arguing, a train is coming live the
trek. So we need to be you know those from our sherea we have been told with regard to being optimistic. Why also amongst other reasons.
Islam and our teachings teaches us about a futuristic vision. It tells us how many times in the Holy Quran a llama animal hair to Daniela Ivana this material world in the world that we are living in Omaha they'll hire to do in LA Allahu Allah. It is amusement and play is for a very short period of time. When you look at your existence when you look at your situation, you look at the ultimate mom and dad but in the law Allah
Mustafa Mustafa, Allah tala says we you know with regard to your ultimate abode your ultimate abode is going to be you know inshallah Genet in May Allah Allah preserve us with regard to the other type of abode and Allah tala protect us and of course here in South Africa it is after fudger in which we are encouraged to read Aloma journeymen and na seven times of Allah save us from the fire of Jana. And just to give you an example, with regard to that futuristic vision, vision,
maybe a cream sauce in one day guess you know made mention of a hypothetical scenario and said if on the day of Tiamat, if Allah subhanho wa Taala were to dip up
person who has only seen only luxury and comfort now that doesn't happen because our dunya is such has enough to talk to us money has also made mention him because Allah, Allah Allah has made mention that there are three types of realms one real one which is only comfort there is gender one remember is only discomfort and only pain and difficulty which is janam in between is gender in which there is both, you know, difficulty and ease and in this particular regard it's said in this world you will find but if for example Nivea cream sauce and said a person who only saw luxury and comfort if Allah tala were to dip him in Jana not put him in Jana just put him in jahannam take him out of my
bondsman Did you ever see luxury and comfort? That few moments in janome will be sold? You know toward that he will say well, I never ever saw any luxury and comfort, can you For example, and this also doesn't happen? Because no matter how much difficulty there is a person does his fair share of some form of happiness pleasure with his family or otherwise. But if for example, a person in this world only had difficulty and challenges and pain, and if allowed to dip in Jenna for a while and take him out and said oh my Bandha Oh my bondsman Oh my 72 ever see any, any difficulty? That little bit of bliss in general will be such you will say well, I never ever saw any difficulty. We have a
futuristic vision, the short, temporary period with regard to this world. Allah Allah says in the 17 use of the Holy Quran when a blow can be shoved. We will hide the fitna. We will test you with ease and comfort. We will test you We shall we will hire with difficulty and challenges and with ease. So we believe in a futuristic vision. One should not be overwhelmed by challenges which come in this temporary world. The second or the third, the third aspect
nebia Kareem sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has told us that a min and a believer maybe a cream sauce himself as a polyamory woman. Amazing is the affair of the believer for him is at all times good. He is always in a win win situation. And maybe acronym SummerSlam explained it in this manner. Maybe a Kareem sir Allahu alayhi wa sallam said that when any good comes upon the believer, he is grateful to Allah for the good Allah has granted him he gains reward when any difficult condition comes upon him he makes over. Now normally when we today because of various reasons. When we translate the word server we say patience. Now patience is perhaps a very incomplete understanding of the Arabic
version of Saba. Perhaps a better word would be that he perseveres and perseverance means no matter what type of situation and challenge he has, he still continues, obeying Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he perseveres upon being optimistic and continuing what he is supposed to do and will be occurring so Islam said when challenges come upon him, he is optimistic. And when he's up when challenges come upon him he perseveres, and when he persevered, he still gains reward. In this situation, maybe a cream sauce himself is not for anyone, but for a believer. So we are you know, those type of people there is always a win win situation. There is a win situation for us, when
there is goodness for us will be grateful and there is also a win situation. And when there is difficulty although we as believers would like Allah tala to grant us ease at all times. We make this to our law. Never ever test us with difficulty. We are not worth you have tested, you tested people with epi below him. hemara boo boo, Kalimantan, Fatima Wanda, you tested Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam and he came through the test with flying colors. And through the means of the tests, you elevated the status even more, but we are not worth you have been tested Allah, You grant us Your grace through the means of ease, and do not ever test us Ravana voila, Mila malata catalana
be Allah do not impose upon us a difficulty and a burden that we cannot pay. So this is something that we so the third thing is we are in a win win situation. Maybe a cream sauce lamb further told us that
we are people who are purveyors of good. That is why sometimes, you know these WhatsApp groups in this situation, you know, and today, the sad reality is that sensationalism and bad news sells. So the media if for example, in International Airport, if there are 100 if there are 500 flights that land safely, the media will never ever carry it out. But if there has to be an emergency
landing of any flight, it will make headlines that you know this particular flight had an emergency landing. And this is a reality. Today our WhatsApp groups have become so, you know filled with negativity that I sometimes wonder that how can a person has a positive outlook with regard to so much negativity that is being you know, portrayed, or it in Buddhism has been broadcasted. And really perhaps what we should be doing is from time to time just take a break from social media even if it is to three hours a day or one hour a day. But and why why I'm saying this because maybe a cream sauce lemon said be a bearer of good news bashira what a tuna Fira yes Sera, Sera. Oh, people
give glad tidings bashira when our tuna Fira and do not make people hate us turn away from religion. Yes, Sera. sera be make things easy. And to not make things difficult. We are supposed to be people who are purveyors. And we are people who are supposed to be people who send out and we we are the one who broadcast good conditions and positive things. The way that we are cream sauce Lim said be among those who say bashira hola tuna Farah, then another aspect with regard to it, you know, just to be positive just to look at the positive aspects that Allah subhanho wa Taala has granted us. The mere cream sauce element said Be positive till the last breath of your life till the last moments of
your life. Here we are Kareem Salalah. Selamat said that when a person is in the last moment, either added to Komal fasciola either added to comesa folios. lesson for sila for
maybe a creme de la jolla Salaam said if a person is about to plant a seed, just look at the positive outlook. Look at what Islam is taught us what our beloved
has taught us that we aquariums Allahu Allah Sallam said that when the time of kiama comes, and when the time of kiama comes,
you are busy planting a seed.
And a person can say at such a time What is the use for me to plant a seed at such a time that company has been blown. The world is going to come to an end The world is going to be destroyed. Maybe a cream sauce and I'm said
nebia Kareem saw slim said I saw it was like snow slightly reconnecting solders repeat what the Hadid says maybe a cream saw some said if any one of you when the day of Tiamat comes in the trumpet has been blown. And someone can say what is the use? I'm about to plant a seed What is the use of planting the seed that one is going to be destroyed via cream sauce from said Don't think like that. When even the trumpet is blown and you are planting the seed
and plant it, go and plant it because that is the way we have been taught by our dean. It is a dean of being productive. It is a dino been positive. It's a dean have been doing things that are of benefit to people right till the end of your time.
Mr. Yusuf Rahmatullah Lee and people who have read about him a lot. He will say that he was on his deathbed a person came to visit him, and the person made me and while he was there, Mr. Russo Frank Lally narrated a Dini masala, a religious, ethnic and religious meta towards him. And the person said, while the ethic and what he was telling me was interesting, what I found interesting was he was on his deathbed and he was still speaking about religion. He said, I turned, I finished visited him. He just said left the door. And I heard people say that in law he
This is the way we are, we are productive. We are positive till the last moment of our life. This is what Islam has taught us. A person who is an optimist. He will be a people's magnet, people who will love to be around him. People love to hear a person who is all the time speaking good, who is an optimist? Who is cheerful, who is talking good, who is purveying and sending good messages, but he will person all the time you go to him, even if he's your own person, even if it's your own relative. It was all the time complaining he was all the time groaning is all the time grumbling. And it's all the time only speaking about scenarios that do not bring about, you know, aspects of
goodness or a speck of optimism. After a while people stay away from an optimistic person, a person who is positive is a people's magnet. And let us be a magnet to people rather than being a person who is
instead of being a magnet, he turns people away by his negative outlook and all the time making people feel despondent, which as I say, is not the hallmark of a believer.
Allahu alayhi wa sallam, also in this regard, was always optimistic even with regard to the people who were his worst enemies who never ever gave up hope with regard to them. Maybe a krimson Allahu alayhi wa sallam always was hoping that even the worst of people that they will be amongst those that Allah subhanho wa Taala will bring them upon guidance. When we aquariums Allahu Allah Selim came from
Libya, Kareem said Allahu alayhi wa sallam. When he's asked that he asked the people and they say he asked when he'd been bullied or lead. Where is your brother Holly? What is your brother Khalid Khalid had so much nephric and so much hatred for Islam in front of a cream sauce and get the treaty made mentioned that the Muslims must come for three days he couldn't even bear seeing the Muslims in Makkah. He ran away from Makkah. He fled Makkah. And maybe a Kareem saw Selim said only it was your brother Khalid.
And then he said, will lead an intelligent person like your brother cannot remain oblivious of the beauty of Islam. Tell him to come to Islam we will give him great honor. And he will be even more valued than what he is valued at present. when he'd been worried as he was leaving Mecca left a letter for his brother Holly.
in hatred of Nivea cream sauce, and yet maybe a cream sauce lamb was speaking about you so highly. And he made mention with regard to these matters. And then when he said this, when Khalid read the letter, Caribbean well he his whole life.
He said I'm going to Madeira, he caught two companions ready, and he went to Medina, he became a Muslim and he became a full law. Today there is not a person who is a courageous person who will not take
great inspiration from the life of Caribbean will lead someone whom was responsible for the setback of the Muslims in ohad. Someone who had so much hatred for Islam and the Muslims, he couldn't even bear seeing them for few days in bucha that he had to flee Makkah. So nebbia cream sauce always was one day Harvey will accept this law. And he wrote him a letter that no holiday an intelligent person that Khalid cannot remain oblivious. Let us be optimistic. Let us let us look at the deen Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us If only I could even speak to you about the beauty of Islam. What a beautiful religion Allah has granted us in the dinner in the loyalists now the deen in the eyes of
Allah is Islam and biomolecular convener Kumar to Allah.
What are the two locomole Islam Medina Allah subhana wa Taala says that I have chosen this Deen for you look at the beauty of the deity It is always relevant even today in this time of the aspect of the Coronavirus. All the whole different types of messages that have been going cannot go beyond a fundamental principle that may be occurring sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has made mention that when there is a plague an epidemic in place, the people who are in that particular place should not go out of it. And the people who are abroad, they must not come into that place. Let me a cream sauce never spoke this 1400 years ago, today it is still so relevant. So in you know, as we're coming to
the conclusion with regard to this guy's giving us such a beautiful deed, a deed that is so moderate and so justly balanced, balanced between the extremes, the extremes of one hand atheism and the extremes of people who are worshipping more than one Allah subhanho wa Taala. The moderate path between those who have for example, attributed and conferred
attributes of Allah tala to the prophets, and those who have disregarded the prophets in between is a moderate part of Islam. So it is with materialism those who for example, take materialism to be the be all and end all of the life. On the other hand, those who stay away from materialism saying that it is evil in between is a beauty of Islam which has taught us that in dunya, there is good also lead to Harimoto but don't make haram the good things of this dunya but don't make it the be all and end all of your existence. Well look at every aspect that there is beauty and there is so many aspects of being positive. So in conclusion, I will ask to speak 20 minutes and I think I have
come to the I think I'll be showing you 20 minutes and 49 seconds. So it will be towards the end. So what I will do inshallah, I will conclude by making mentioned that in the midst of all the gloom, and the difficulty and the apprehension and the negativity that seems to be both innovative
Julien collectively. I just given you some gems, some aspects of positivity, which comes out of our religion, which Islam has taught us. And let us instead of being covered by this despondency and depression that has looked at those aspects of optimism and positivity, or Afro Dhawan and in Hungary law European alameen request was that Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all goodness both in this world in the year after we have
a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.