Livelihood and the Concept of Tawakkul
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Ashraf, who will Sunni see them Hamid why the heat was so happy as you may
Allah subhanaw taala has created everything in this universe
and he created humans, the children of Adam
but he did not leave them without any maintenance.
He did not leave them without means of sustenance. And Allah subhanaw taala said that he inserted
in a very beautiful if he said well I can mechanical Phil already Was there another coffee Hi my eyes Pauline and mash Quran
Allah subhanaw taala saying Verily We have established you upon the earth
and make for you there in ways of livelihood. Kalyan matters Quran and how little are you grateful?
So Allah subhanaw taala and Rehmannia Quran Hoonah al MUMA can fill earth who will Liddy tell loon McCann biloba? RBA Tilden McCann minerais Munna fisetin Well, as
they said, the one who, who was given establishment on earth or in any place, is the one who is able to occupy that space or a place without any competition,
without any challenge.
And this is actually what Allah Subhana Allah did to the humans, the children of Adam, he allowed them to occupy this planet Earth.
So, there are no other species on this earth, that have the power, who have the power to challenge the authority and the power and control of humans on this earth.
And yes, our life our our life in this earth, depends on you know the, the means of subsistence, it depends. So the resources that Allah subhanaw taala has created in this earth. But Allah subhanaw taala has equipped has granted this child of Adam, the son of Adam, you know the power to make an income or to make a living or to earn his daily bread?
Was your Anna comfy Hi my name is Khalil and manage Quran and Allah subhanho wa Taala said Pauline and matters Quran how little are you grateful? Because Allah Subhana Allah knows that he will take everything for granted.
We wake up every morning, being able to breathe, being able to drink water, being able to walk and to go to work, and make a living. Turn on your car come to the masjid do things but we don't pay attention to this now. We take them for granted. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala set Khalid and myrtus Quran because we if we you the moment you pay attention to the NEMA.
If you are driving in a safe place and you feel like you are safe, you feel that you have your your income for the day you have your bread for the day your family safe, everything is fine. If the moment you pay attention to this neon, you will automatically think Allah subhana wa Taala but the problem with the majority of people that they don't pay attention to these, these bounties, this neon who take everything for granted and that's why Allah subhanaw taala said, Kalyan Mirage Quran as a result of this Allah subhanaw taala called himself a reserve
and sometimes he's named in the Khurana Razak and reserve and a Razak they have the same meaning as sometimes Allah subhanaw taala would call himself highroad rise up in the best of all providers. So what is the difference between a reserved and a Razak reserved is in intensive form of a Razak.
They have the same meaning which is the provider but the reserved it has an intensive form because Allah subhanaw taala provides for all his creation. Those who believed in him and those who disbelieved in him. He created every single creation on Earth is benefiting from the risk of Allah subhanho wa taala. So you could translate the word result as the supreme provider and Kairos it in the best of all providers, because in our life, when we interact with each other, you know, children might think that the Father is providing for them. The wife will tell you that I depend on my husband, I don't have an income children or young adults will tell you I don't have an income I have
a job. I depend on my father. It's okay to say these things they are this is not a statement of sheer color because they it means that they don't have an income, they don't have money. So of using the resources coming from from the
Your parents or from someone else. So in what in what appears to people these people are providing to each other. But Allah subhana wa Tada reminds us all the time that he's Cairo Raza T. He's the best of all providers. And that's why in the Quran he said, Well ma'am in there but in fill out of the Illa, Allah Allah here is poor. He said there is no creature on Earth, except that its sustenance depends on Allah subhanho wa Taala and that includes every creation of Allah subhanaw taala Ibrahim Ali Salam, one time made the dua to Allah subhanaw taala he made the dua to Allah to provide for the believing inhabitants of Makkah.
So he was concerned about the meaning who live who would live in the city of Makkah. At that time, Macau was not there.
It was an open Valley. He left his wife Hatcher and, and her son is marine Ali Salam. And that was a great actually lesson of Tohoku
we'll come back to it. He left his wife and his son there. And he knew he had he trusted in the power of philosophy Allah Tala what a coffee maker in the Allah azza wa jal
and made a dua for his actually descendants, because the people who will inhabit Mecca people who will live in Mecca, they will be most of them will be his descendants. So he made the dua to Allah subhanaw taala to provide for those who believed in in Allah and the Day of Judgment. Where did Allah subhanaw taala say, Allah replied said I will provide for the believers and for the non believers. I will provide for everyone and this is in Surah Al Baqarah Bucha Al had a Bella then Amina worship Allah whom in Assam Emirati men airmen, and in whom Billahi will do will occur. This was Abraham said, and Allah said, Women Cafaro that means woman caffarel provide for him for all
material who Khalil and so a pharaoh who either either be Novosel mercy, so in this area 1/26 In Surah, Al Baqarah, Allah subhanaw taala telling us about the door as I said, if Ibrahim Ali Salah when he said My Lord, make it a secure town, which is a beautiful da I mean security is a big area one, security is a beginner
and provide its people with with fruits, whoever of themselves, have them believe in Allah and the day of judgment. And Allah subhanaw taala said, and whoever disbeliefs we will benefit from the provision of Allah subhanaw taala they will benefit from the risk of Allah subhanaw taala but for a short period of time, because Allah subhanaw taala said, I will grant them enjoyment for a little for all material who pleaded Summa Faru Illa either Benard and then I will force them into the punishment of hellfire, and it is an evil destination. You know, when Allah subhanaw taala uses the word I forced them. I always think about Alikum Selim about death, that everyone is destined to
this, you know, destination, everyone will die, no one will have choice, no one will escape death. Everyone is moving towards this destination, he will die he will go to the grave whether he's a Muslim or not, or a non Muslim, this is the way Allah subhanaw taala This is a rule that Allah subhanaw taala has made in this in this life in this universe, that people will be moving to this whether they like it or they don't like it, they will reach old age they will become weak. This is the Sunnah of Allah subhanaw taala and they will die and then they will be resurrected. So they will be forced into this direction by Allah by the power of Allah subhanho wa taala.
So, this is what is called the OMA they call it general sustenance and the rest Qalam Allah subhanaw taala would give it to everyone will give it to all his creation is a general provided to the righteous the wicked, provided to those who believe in Allah subhanaw taala those who don't believe everyone as I said every single creation will benefit from the risk of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanaw taala created them and he has guaranteed that they will have this risk their provision in this life whether it's a little or in a big amounts, Allah subhanaw taala
did not make people have different you know resources, some of them have limited resources. Some of them have limited, you know means financial means some of them are wealthy, and they have plenty of resources. So, this is the Tessmer of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanaw taala decides this is his decision when someone is is born. Before that Allah subhanaw taala has decreed his, the term the time that he will spend on this earth and how much money he will earn on this birth. So this is the first type of risk
There is another type of risk which is more important. And this is something that is given to the selected to Allah has the selected Allah any the servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah Subhana Allah will bless them with something special, that is faith and knowledge, spiritual sustenance that is given to those Allah subhanaw taala likes and loves those special servants of Allah subhanaw taala we will benefit from this Nirma the name of Iman and the nature of salaat or being a Muslim, being able to perform your Ibaadat being the net result of having a desire to know Allah subhanaw taala to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala or having this desire to seek knowledge and read the Quran
and getting closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala so these names are given to you know, the selected servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala and those who know you know the you know the value of having a strong relationship with Allah with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah know, the value of the special gifts
because many people complain about not having a job or they always think about all their priorities in life, and about securing a job securing an income, securing a shelter all these things are important, but there are other people who are worried about their akhira worried about their relationship with Allah subhana wa are worried about their Eman.
Worried about if Allah subhanaw taala is pleased with them or not. These are their priorities. So people have different priorities. And Allah subhanaw taala told us that he is the one who blessed these messengers and prophets and pious people with this now. It comes from Him whatever Nima we have in this life comes from Allah subhanho wa taala. So that's why he told us about Musa La Silla, Willem bellava Should the who was still at a you know hookman where Ilma okay, then we can actually see the Massini. So Surah, CASAS Allah. Allah said, when Musa Ali Salam has reached or attained full strength and was mentally mature, he was mature, which is the Asia that time Allah struggle is
talking about Musa salah, when he reached the age between 30 to 33 Allahu taala. Adam, this is the estimation of some scholars, and he was made a messenger or Prophet 10 years later, when he reached the age of 40, after he spent 10 years in the area of Meridian and decided to go back to Egypt to visit his family. So now but Allah Subhana Allah told us about this idea in Surah Al CASAS when Musa alayhis salam was in Egypt before going to Medina. So Allah subhanaw taala blessed him with what with knowledge, and with the power of making locomole making judgment to distinguish between what is wrong and what is right. What a Marbella should do. We're still at a you know, hookman we're in,
okay Valley Canarsie el Mazzini What did Allah subhanaw taala tell us about talking about Musa La Silla, but this time is sorted calf telling us something about Al Javier Ali Salam, the other prophet, and for sure he was a prophet, there is no doubt that he was a prophet. He was acting like a prophet receiving way from Allah subhanho wa taala. And loving La Silla. When people when some people, some scholars decided, or they came up with the view that he, he was not a prophet, he was only a saint to worldly a pious man, then Subhanallah many Muslim groups
were corrupted, they became corrupted because of this aqidah and they started believing that a Willie could be better than a prophet, or an imam. Within the Shia or there could be better than the Prophet using this proof. Here is there is no doubt as a father Allah said I was a prophet. But what did Allah subhanaw taala said about him? When Musa Ali salaam with his servant, we're looking for this man and how they're Ali salah. He said for wotja Abdon Mineva Deena I think Nikhil Rama 10 Min India or alumna whom Allah dunya edema. So he said, Then they found a servant from among our servants, who to whom we had given mercy from Us. So Allah Subhana Allah has placed mercy before
knowledge this is something that students of knowledge have to pay attention to. Mercy comes before knowledge,
mercy in the way you deliver the message, you have to have mercy in the way talking to people making Dawa, solving their problems. You have to treat people with mercy. There are many people who give priority to what is wrong or right and they keep you know, judging people passing judgment over their brothers and sisters because they don't understand the concept of mercy. So this is a beautiful example Allah subhanaw taala is telling us even though we know that uncover Allah seller will be doing things
things that we don't understand if they happen in front of our eyes, we will not we will not understand them, we will not absorb them easily the killing of a child
battle how the rally Salem through new through L y, that this child will grow up Allah told him will grow up and he will make his parents suffer, he will be a source of suffering for his for his parents. So Allah Subhana Allah decided it was his decision to see Allah has decision not another decision that this child will die at that time. And Allah Subhana Allah would replace him with another with a pious child.
So it's something that we human beings, Musa alayhis salam, a great messenger could not understand that action at that moment.
But even though with all these things happening, at that moment, in that story, Allah subhanaw taala described this man, that is he is someone who was given mercy, that Allah subhana, Allah blessed him with mercy. So he did these things out of mercy, because he was concerned about the safety of those who were working in the ship, and concerned about the wealth of those two orphans in the town. So he did all this and concerned about the well being of the two parents. So everything was done with mercy. But when you look at it, you think that no, I mean, he's doing corruption now.
He is destroying the ship of these poor people who are working in the sea. We don't have an income, this would happen to us, if we see it happening in front of us, what might appear, and this is how Musa alayhis salam looked at it at the time.
But the point here, that Allah subhanaw taala, saying attina hora 10 Min India.
So the mercy that he had in his heart, it was a gift, special gift given to him by Allah subhanaw taala and this is a special type of risk. It is a risk.
Even when you have good manners, this is a risk from Allah subhanho wa taala. If you are skilled and you know how to deal you have customer service, good customer service, this is a risk from Allah subhanaw taala actually does good customer service might bring you money. So it's a source of income could be a source of income for you. So all the things that you have in your life, whether they are tangible, material things, or things that you don't pay attention to skills, or a club or manners, or anything that you are equipped with is a risk from Allah subhanaw taala What did Allah subhanaw taala said about Lachman Wanaka. Taina Lokman al hikma Tina. We have given Lachman and ACHEMA
wisdom. What did he say about Tula Eman and a Salah. For for him now has to lay man or coolin attina Hockman where Ilma so Allah subhanaw taala is saying there was a mess Ella there was a case there.
In front of Sulaiman and his father, they would have a salon. They were supposed to make a judgment in that case, but the last panel to Allah decided to bless Sulaiman, who is the son, not the father, the father here is the wood La Silla. Of course, he was not offended, to some that was able to solve the problem. Slavery is a profit and they will this profit, but Sulaiman was the son. So we expect the father to be more knowledgeable, right? To be more experienced, but Allah subhanaw taala decided to give give the ACHEMA or the knowledge of that certain that certain case, that specific case, to Sulaiman for him now Sulayman or coolant attina Hoekman were in and he said into each of them, we
gave judgment and knowledge. That's why chef Islam was telling me a one of his do ask Allah Ma Ma Lima Ibrahima Alemany where MUFA Hema Sula Ivana for Jiminy. This is a beautiful dua if you want to increase your knowledge or do you want Allah Subhana Allah to increase your knowledge share His name is Jaime usually used to repeat his this dua in his in his sudo Allah Allah Allah Allah Yahweh Oliver Ibrahim, oh the one to talk Ibrahim teach me or the one who blessed Suleiman Solomon with understanding blessed me with with the right understanding because the right understanding of the deen is a great name
is a great name of your factory who didn't manually delay who we hired you for K Hu D and this is the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said the one if Allah subhanaw taala wants goodness for his servant, then He will bless him with the right understanding of the team. Because there are many people who memorize Hadith and the memorized Quran and they know the Messiah, the matters of fact that they don't have the right understanding and
The mind ended up actually creating problems instead of solving problems. It could be a source of confusion and division in the community. They know that hadith, they can recite the Hadith in front of you or recite the ayat of the Quran. But there is no the right they don't have the right understanding of the D.
So this is another problem. So memorizing memorization itself will not solve the problem we need to understand we need to ask Allah subhanaw taala all the time to bless us with the right understanding of this thing. So faith and wisdom and Iman and the right in the standing are a special gifts from ALLAH SubhanA wa.
Allah subhanaw taala prescribed for us as Muslims to repeat more than 70 times every day in our Salah to repeat the recitation of Surah Al Fatiha and in order to Fatiha their grade two, which is yak and Abu yak and to stay,
you will worship and you will seek help from so we seek help from Allah subhanaw taala. So, what is it whether we are seeking no means of livelihood, we are seeking risk. We're looking for an income or we want Allah subhanaw taala to increase our knowledge or to help us come to the masjid enable us to come to the masjid and pray the five daily prayers or enable us to fast the Mondays and Thursdays or do an excellent job during the days that the days of the Asia whatever you are seeking whatever you you want to achieve, you need to seek help from Allah subhanho wa Taala you always rely on Allah Subhana Allah to Allah we need his help. So we know that he's a result he's the best provider and he
has the power subhanho wa Taala to you know to give us what we want and that's why the old ama they said the definition one of the best definition of Tawakkol they said Who will set quality madam calvia Allah Allah, fistula will masala he will definitely Midori min Ohmori dunya will occur sit who erythema they will call me and Allah. He said it is the truly the definitive token.
It is the truly place your trust or rely upon Allah subhanaw taala with your heart to gain the benefits, the benefits or repel harms from the matters of dunya this dunya and the afterlife.
So you rely upon Allah subhanaw taala and all your matters whether they are mundane parts of this matters of this dunya worthy life, or they are part of immortal after method Musa alayhis salam. He was instructed to tell his people to enter Jerusalem. The story was mentioned in sorting made
and the refused to enter Jerusalem at that time.
They were scared and they were scared to you know, they were worried. They were afraid of their enemies and they didn't want to go inside yourself to pious people try the Tafseer their own amount of see if they said these two people could be actually Musa and Harun or they could be Musa Harun and you sha Allah Allah Allah. You SHA is another prophet, who will lead the ummah of Banu Surah Al who led the Ummah have been Israel after the death of Musa Ali's center. Because Harun la center passed away before Musa and then Musa when he was 120 years old, Allahu Allah alum and then after Musa the leadership,
the you know the was was
in the hands of you Sharon rune, Ali Salam. So, Allah subhanaw taala told us to pious people from the children of Israel at the time, to them, enter upon them through upon them through the gate, for when you enter it, you will be dominant. So this is that was the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala you just have to enter the gate of yourself and you will be successful you will be dominant. And then at the end of the I said, where Allah Allah if at our Curlew income to make meaning, and upon Allah Lai, if you are if you believe in Him, if you are believers, then you should place your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala so we trust in the plans of Allah subhanaw taala we trust in the power of
Allah subhanaw taala in his abilities, because we know that Allah subhanaw taala has the power to do things, and he has the ability to give us whatever we want. And he has the ability to make change happen in our life or in the life of anyone and to fulfill our needs. And this state of mind is priceless here one because it will give us some amazing peace of mind.
When when you know the power veteran of Husby Allah Who near Milwaukee, and you know the story of Ibrahim Ali salaam when Allah
When he was thrown in the fire, and you know that it is the last statement that Ibrahim alayhi salam said, the last statement has been Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah is sufficient for us and he's the best disposal of affairs. And he know that Allah subhana wa that Muhammad wa salam and his companions, Allah told us about the story, made the same statement and Allah subhanaw taala saved them from against the plots of the people of Makkah, who were plotting against them, you know, all these things, you know the value of this word, when you are facing some hardship, facing some difficulties, and you keep repeating this statement, you should feel comfortable, you should feel at
ease. If someone is sick, yeah, when someone is sick, and he had the chance to go to the best doctor in town, or the best doctor in the whole country, right? Wouldn't he feel at ease
that he's handling his matters, the hand matters of his health, to the best doctor in town. Right? So we have Allah subhanaw taala, our creator who is in working
to work on behalf of the body and last part Allah is promising you that if you place your trust in him, Allah subhanaw taala will suffice your need
when we talk about Allah, Allah He for her husband, this is promise philosopher waka Febi, he will kita Kapha he will Akela and ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala is sufficient, there is no need to seek help or to place your trust you can seek help from other people in a different way.
Actually, so, so you can seek help from people if you are trying to achieve something. But when we when it comes to relying, placing your trust you should only place your trust in the power of Allah subhana wa jal.
So every one everything else becomes a tool in your life, including people you know, including the degrees that you have, including the money the financial means that you have everything in your life becomes a tool, and you only place your trust in in Allah subhanaw taala in the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala when were you talking about Allah He for her husband. Now there is a challenge yet one a challenge.
When it comes to a token, the formula of Tawakkol is is very sensitive.
Any slight any small deviation without
any small deviation, it will affect your workload. And you you might you might actually struggle, you might not achieve your goals.
Though the formula if Tawakkol is very fragile. So you need to pay attention, you need to make a balance between the right balance.
So the challenge with Tawakkol. One is to the concept of local is to achieve the right balance between relying upon Allah subhanaw taala.
And at the same time using the available means and the resources, you need to use them. Whatever available resources and means that are available to you, you need to use them.
But while using them, you have to guard your heart. You have to protect your heart you have to watch your thoughts, your inner thoughts. Are you relying upon these means and resources? Or you are relying solely upon Allah subhanaw taala that's the challenge with felucca otherwise the token is a great act of evil. If you have you here to what cool is your pure you will achieve your goals there is no doubt about it.
Because this is his promise when the year to come out alive our husband, there is no doubt about it. The problem is what's going on inside. That's the problem.
And this is something personal no one can help you with it. No one can help me with it. It's me, it's my personal
life, I have to work it out. I have to rely firmly on the power of Allah at the same time using these resources. And this means
whether they are humans connections, financial means degrees, whatever thing you have in your life, whatever means you have you need to use them.
That's why they called me they said your curule LDLT refer to an eel refer to this is a famous statement. A little tougher to L S birbee Kadhal feito he
a little tougher to ill as well because even with the heat, water cooled the bill SB 30 Only Shariati or paddlefish Sharia
you know, relying on one's means and resources is a deviation from Puteaux heat, we're not saying the person becomes Mushnik it doesn't become mushrik. But it is a deviation from the Puteaux heat that we are supposed to have in our life as Muslims
is a deviation because you're relying on your resources and means you're paying attention more to the connections you have to your friends, to your cousins, to you cover whatever connection whatever resources you have, you're happy you're satisfied with these resources.
Forget about the power of Allah subhanaw taala because he has the power to stop all these resources and make them invalid.
They will not help you.
They will not help you. Allah subhanaw taala is the one who created a cause and effect. And Allah subhanaw taala is the one who controls the relationship between the cause and the effect.
So here, the remedy said and this is a very important statement, Turku ality refer to evil as well because you can veto hate. Water Cooler activity is where we cut coffee Shariati and to abandon or to stop the use to stop the use of the means and the resources is a deviation from the law or from the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And Allah subhanaw taala has told us about some beautiful stories in the Quran. Where McCurry you will be amazed the story of a youth will tell you about it and the story of a Maria Molina salah. And you pay attention to the story and say, Why did Allah ask them to do this doesn't help. I mean, it's not effective, but still Allah spent Allah
would ask them to follow the means of achievement, because Allah subhanaw taala wants to educate the Ummah, you need to pay attention, you need to do your job. So, there are basic three basic principles with this challenge. If we pay attention to that, in sha Allah Bismillah Allahu Allah will be able to have a pure talk will achieve disputes to occur in our life, three principles principles, the first one there already said there should be no conflict lamona affair turbina Tawakkol will actually will as well, there should be no conflict between our dependence on Allah subhanaw taala and the use of any means or resources.
So you have to work it out.
You have to remove you know, this idea of you know, there is a conflict between the two. No, I will I'll give you some examples that are inside Buhari for example, if your ambassador of the Allahu Anhu told us this story, he said the people of Yemen at the time of the Sahaba What a time of Rasulullah Salah, the people of Yemen because the way the Quran was revealed at that time, he said they used to travel for Hush, without taking any provision. Well, without taking any provision here could be that they used to have a provision just to suffice them their needs during their travel during their trip from Yemen, to Makkah.
But when the reach Makkah,
they had no food, nothing with them. So they used to ask people for help.
What was their argument? I'll carry your Kowloon when I bust your code. They used to say national moot our kilo
we are the people with telecoil.
So that was their understanding of Tawakkol. wrong understanding, of course.
So they used to take some limited amount maybe provision just to suffice their needs during their trouble. They achieved the rich Macker they asked people for help. I need now food. So you ask people.
So their argument was no Tokido the best said Allah subhanaw taala revealed Surah Al Baqarah. What is a word who, for in the high reserve the taco, Allah Subhana Allah said take provisions but indeed you should know the best provision is fear of Allah subhanaw taala. So yes, you keep in mind that the best provision is to hire the best provision is taqwa is fear of Allah subhanaw taala. But when it comes to material means you're supposed to use them. So and it is up to you it is your job to make a balance between the two you can reach achieved our goal while still using these means and resources. The second
principle here, the family said love with them in the bill as well. Means the resources are to be sought and taken. Even if they are weak. Like you feel you have no nothing is available for you. Yeah
You can do something but you don't believe it will help.
You don't believe that what you have whatever resources you have are effective. If we feel like they're very weak, they will not help you. The only remedy is saying here, even if you feel
that these means that you have are not very powerful, you still have to use them.
This is the Sunnah of Rasulullah Selim and the Sunnah of the rest of the Prophets and Messengers. And what is the Delete? What are the proofs? Look at the story of a Ube la Salaam and the story of Maria
the story of a Yubari said he was sick for 18 years,
or you Valley Center for 18 years.
On the bed, he didn't have power. He lost his he lost everything in his life. It was a very it was a major trial. Are you Balasana went through a major trial was sick for 18 years. The only person who stayed with him is his wife.
And then when he made that dua,
Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted his two hours and his daughter after 18 years for Robbie Nima Sunil baru will enter our herbal Rahimi in Surah Al Anbiya. And Allah subhanaw taala and answer his dua, but still in the process when Allah subhanaw taala wanted to bless him with good health, what did he say? Or could be rich Lika had a motor saloon buried on Mushara he was sick he was his body was affected. Allah subhanaw taala wanted to bless him with good health. So he asked him to he said I will give you a water spring. So you take a shower with this water and you drink from it. And you're gonna gain get your health again.
But what did he say strike the ground with your foot?
Why does he strike does he have to strike the ground with his foot He's very sick. He's very weak. They have let's say someone let's say someone who is very healthy and very strong right? If he strikes the ground with his foot, do you think he will be able to
to to get some water from the ground, you have to dig right maybe 200 meter sometimes.
Even if someone is healthy, he will not be able to get water just by striking the ground with his with his foot. So why is Allah subhanaw taala Why did Allah subhanaw taala ask a you to strike the ground with his foot.
So Allah subhanaw taala is educating Muslims.
That even if the means whatever means you have there are very weak still you have to do your part.
You need to do your part. And this is actually the that was the source of the Allah Allah, Allah alimony. Think about the history of the Muslim ummah, back in the last 200 years, three years. Actually one of the biggest problems that we had is the problem with the concept of Tohoku.
We, Muslims were taught to place their trust in someone else beside Allah subhanaw taala. That's why we had shrines everywhere.
People were taught to place their trust on the power of those dead people, that science pious people who passed away that humans, they don't have the power to help us with anything. But still, Muslims were instructed to go there to these shrines and seek help from this creation of Allah subhanho wa taala. And they didn't follow the means didn't. They didn't they didn't follow the means of achievement, then follow the means of science and technology. And that's why you know, we are now in this state of affairs, the Ummah is, is suffering no nowadays, and I think one of our problems will allow to Allah Allah is this confusion with the concept of Tohoku that took place in the history of
Islam. The second example, the example of Maria Maria, Salah, Maria Maria salah, when she us, she was young, and she was healthy.
She was able to make a living at that time, but she dedicated
her life to the worship of Allah subhanaw taala in the temple.
Her risk used to come without her doing anything. It was a gift from Allah Zakariya would come to her place inside, and he would find some risk, some provision there. But when she became pregnant
with Risa Ali Salam
and she was about to give birth to a Sally seller. So she was going through labor, which is a very difficult moment.
Those who are
have children and they went to the hospital with their wives know what I'm talking about.
It's a very tough time for woman's
when he goes through labor and they are about to give birth
to their babies, so marry him was in that week.
He in a moment,
going through a lot. And of course she had in mind another problem.
A bigger problem. She's the pious woman coming from a pious family. And she had to go and face her people with a child
within her hands.
And she knew that her people will not believe her
will not believe that this child was born without a father. So it was a very difficult moment and yet Allah subhanaw taala told her to do something.
Well, who's the Leakey visitor in Nakhla
in that moment when she needed food and help in Surah Maryam Allah Subhana Allah is telling us that he told her, he instructed her well, who's the Leakey, Bg very Nicoletti to socket, Alec, you wrote oven, Jenny, he told her shake toward you the trunk of the palm tree, she was sitting beside the palm tree, shake the trunk of the palm tree and it will drop upon you ripe and fresh dates.
Even if someone is strong and healthy, do you think if he shake
a part of the trunk of a palm tree, he will be able to get some dates. I mean, it's difficult he might get some. But it's difficult, right? You have to usually people climb these trees to
to collect the state's right to collect the stage. This is how people like dates right?
But yet Allah subhanaw taala is telling how to do this. So he wants to educate as I said, Muslims and the believers throughout time that you need to pay attention to these means resources, even if they're weak.
Do your part do your job and Allah subhanaw taala bless your efforts.
And the third principle we should never rely on this means and resources. Because as I said Allah subhanaw taala is the one who created cause the cause and created the effect less verbal Musa be bet and it is Allah subhanaw taala controls the relationship between the cause and the effect. For example the fire
the fire is supposed to burn right? The fire is the cause and the effect of the fire is burning. But Allah subhanaw taala because he's the one who created everything. He was able to stop fire from the fire from burning Ibrahim Ali Salah. So even if you have the means Allah subhanaw taala is able to if you rely on the means
is able to make this means and resources useless and they will not help you. We know many people who are healthy, they have no health problems.
And they have no children.
They go and consulted doctors, husband and wife. They have no problems. The doctor will tell them I don't see any problem with everything is fine.
But Allah subhanaw taala did not give them children
and they do everything they are supposed to do it with no children.
It's a risk from Allah subhanaw taala children are a type of risk in this life.
It says they are and there are people who wait for 10 years. I know people who waited for 10 years 15 years before they were blessed with children and I know some people who kept on saying that you're either beautiful garage was a career Allison
biller attorney for them. When they failed were seen in sorbitol MBs and Allah subhanaw taala at the end, bless them with children.
He blessed them with children. So it is everything comes from Allah subhanaw taala and there is a beautiful dua that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said he said in the Jibreel royal Buddha's birth a pharaoh and Noah who lent her mood and action had to stick Mila agenda however is far for the hula hula as we do with Paula. Well, I mean and Nicole slipper or recently Allah and that will Google VivoCity la fundamentalism de la haloed la will be Marcia, Allah will elaborate on it. This is a famous Hadith in which rasool Allah is SLM. He said Jibreel or rowhill Kudoz
has cast into by my heart, that no soul shall die
until it's complete, it's term appointed term of this life and if Allah subhanaw taala decreed for you that you're going to live 80 years, then no one will be able to
and your life until you reach that age. If He decrees for you decreed for you to live 100 years, then you're gonna live 100 years, no one will be able to end your life. That is the decree of Allah. And then he said in the same Hadith at that stack Mila Angela or is HCA, until it completes the appointed term, and it receives
the risk its provision in full. So whatever was written for you, you will get it, you will receive it, no one will stop your risk from coming to you. That's why Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you, he wants you as a movement to pay attention to your duty on Earth. And what is your duty on Earth is to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala Your duty is to prepare yourself to meet Allah subhanaw taala and when we say worshiping Allah subhanaw taala we don't mean staying in the masjid. 24 hours
is to make that balance between your spiritual needs. achieve this balance between your spiritual needs, and between your material needs.
Between your job between your family life, this is something very important to you what because sometimes you keep talking about dunya and dunya who are going after dunya and we feel like all we make other people feel that you are not supposed to look for a job, you're not supposed to go to school to school, you're not supposed to do anything. You just keep worshipping Allah subhanaw taala you risk will come for you risk will come to you. But Allah subhanaw taala has created means and tools and as bad and we need to do this, this job. But here in this hadith of Allah Salah we said said you will get your risk no one will be able to stop your risk from coming to you for Trakula
edge middle futala Is it fear Allah subhanaw taala and seek your risk graciously and I will vow Tama without without, you know committing sins he said well I mean under comes to power or risk is it do not see what is when Allah subhanaw taala are the bounties of Allah through the means of committing sins. For in the mind Allah Hello playable Illa we thought it what is with Allah subhanho wa Taala is to be sought with his obedience. So if you are looking for risk, there are other means spiritual means to seek this method Mr. Florea one listening for is very important
is an excellent actually a cure or tool for those who are seeking risk or want to increase their wealth or they will children is that far and there are many forms of history far many beautiful forms you can say it's the fear Allah to LA or a sufferer en La La Villa de la ilaha illa who would have to pay you were to boil a this is a very strong as for Mr. Farr, or a bit fiddly, whatever Allah indicated to work or Rahim or Robbie Neverland to Neff see what I have followed through by Allah and fulfill if I know who they are Huda fruits Luba Illa. And all say the list of far the masses application of seeking listed far. It is found in Sahara in Essendon Muslim and it is part of
our morning and evening supplications or the DUA of Musa La Silla or be in Neelima and CELTA la Yemen hiring fatigue, or helping other people keeping the ties of kinship.
Keeping the ties of kinship is a tool for you to seek risk Allah, Allah will bless your risk and bless your family life. Bless your your business life, when you keep the ties of kinship and you you keep a good relationship with your parents and you take care of the needs of your parents. So these are spiritual means to seek the provision of Allah subhanaw taala there are people who say you know we live in the society and it's very difficult we know it's very difficult. Sometimes people come with questions and we tell them you know, yes, there is some haram you know, activities in this company will let you can take this job as long as you are not directly involved in making sin. You
can take this job if you're not happy you're not comfortable. You take it with the intention of what of seeking for another job, you don't you don't be comfortable with this Job says there is some haram activities that are involved there that are part of your job. So there are some handy lesson solutions in fact, in our in our deen but in general, Allah subhanaw taala wants you he wants to know that you are concerned about your relationship with him
better if you get a job in which the don't allow you to pray Joomla
would you become very concerned and worried about your resume and your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala or you say, you know, I mean we live in Canada and that's okay. It's a non Muslim country, in sha Allah in the future may Allah Allah Subhana Allah will give me another job I will and shall be able to praise your man
or I'll go to Joomla once in a while. So there is a difference. Yeah, we have two attitudes here. So I'm Muslim, a true believer will be always worried about his relationship with Allah subhanaw taala worried about his riba that believing that risk, the source of risk is Allah is the ultimate source of risk is Allah subhanaw taala and it's almost criminal to Allah and He will for canaliculi faith is Allah subhanaw taala and if Taha Elena Werber Ramadan, we pray to Allah subhanaw taala to open his doors of mercy for us and we pray to pray to Him to bless our families and place our wherever they're at and our efforts and our family life business life and everything we do. Come along parent
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