Channel: Fatima Barkatulla
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Personal one meaning having a positive belief, positive thoughts about Allah subhanho wa Taala expect good things from Allah from your Lord. You know, he created you, He made you. He didn't just leave you to fend for yourself. He gave you so much.
Expect more good things to come to to yourself. Right Allah Subhan Allah Allah tells us in the famous Hadith, pudsey, he says, I am as my servant thinks I am. I am as my servant thinks I am Chef Abdullah, my Sinhala bird are happy that Allah when he was explaining this hadith, or at least this for this part of the Hadith, I am as my slave thinks I am. He said, It means a person should think good of his Lord. He should have hopes and expectations from Allah that Allah will make his wishes come true for him. He should not be heedless or negligent or say, I called upon him and he did not answer me. Right? We don't sit there feeling as though you know what we're asking for is not going
to be fulfilled. But rather he should have good thoughts of Allah azza wa jal and be persistent in supplicating. To him, he should not be lazy or heedless. And Allah Allah loves for his slaves to supplicate to make dua to him, because dua is worship, I am as my slave thinks I am. Means I expect Allah subhanaw taala to have good in store for me. When I make dua, either Allah subhanaw taala will answer that door immediately. Or he will save something for me maybe in the future, he's delaying the answering of that door because he knows that there's a better time for me to have that thing. Or he's going to replace that thing with something better, that I hadn't even dreamed of, that I didn't
even know was good for me. Or Allah subhanaw taala will save it for me in the hereafter. Right? My dua will never fall out the biller on deaf ears stuffer Allah of course, my daughter is not falling on deaf ears. Allah subhanaw taala hears me every time I call, he appreciates that he appreciates the call of the caller, when they call that call will result in good for you. So have conviction and have full belief that Allah subhanaw taala has good in store for you.
And having this kind of mindset, what it does is it stops you from being paralyzed by circumstance and events, right? You're not going to be deflated. Because of the things that are happening around you, you know that Allah subhanaw taala is going to help you figure a way out, even when you're trying to achieve high things, and you're a person of high aspiration. You know, the thing that really makes people of excellent stand out from other people is that when an obstacle comes their way, they don't just sit down and say, Oh, well, you know, that's the end of that. That's the end of my high aspiration. You know, I'm just gonna give up now. Because I've got this huge obstacle,
there's no way out. The people of excellence and high aspiration, they would say, there's this obstacle, let me look at it, let me analyze it. And Allah subhanaw taala is going to help me overcome this, I'm going to find a way out, because Allah has given me a mind and he's given me whatever resources I have. And I can make the most of those resources in order to figure a way out. Right? So having that kind of positive belief and positive understanding an attitude towards Allah subhanho wa taala. And, and just just take a look at what humanity is capable of. If Allah subhanaw taala is on their side. Look at use of Ali Salam, he was a slave boy in a foreign land, torn away
from his parents. But Allah Subhana Allah took that little boy and turned him into the highest minister in the land, the treasure of a whole country. Right? The Prophet salallahu alayhi salam took a group of desert dwellers who nobody could care less about a group of people in the desert, a whole civilization that the greatest superpowers on earth at the time, were not even bothered to try and conquer. That's how early little and lowly the Arab people were seen as in that time, in the eyes of the super
powers that were around them put the Persian Empire and the Roman Empire.
But what did he do? What was he able to do?
He turned them into the greatest civilization that this earth has seen.
As the historian said, If greatness of purpose, smallness of means and astonishing results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare compare any great man in history with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So it's not that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam had, you know, a huge amount of means, or that he had amazing skills that that were above and beyond other people. Of course he did. He did have characteristics that were above and beyond anyone, but it's not that they weren't you know, he was handed these things on a plate when he was born. But it was that he had complete conviction in the mission that was ahead of him. complete conviction and complete belief
that Allah subhanaw taala would give him success. And we must do that as well because we are the OMA of that same Muhammad SAW Allah
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