Haifaa Younis – The Quran Has It All #25 Fear

Haifaa Younis
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the feeling of sadness, anxiety, and depression that humans experience. They also mention a story about Sayyidina Assumination and the importance of not feeling fear or anxiety. The speaker emphasizes the need for counseling and medication to alleviate these feelings and mentions the importance of not feeling peaceful or in peace.
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One of the most common things

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human beings are suffering from these days,

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especially these days, is

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feeling of sadness,

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worries,

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anxiety,

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depression,

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restlessness.

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Is the answer in the Quran? The answer

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is yes.

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Number 1, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala

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affirmed that we do have this feeling.

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So Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says a human

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being was created.

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It's an inner

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character in us,

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restless.

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When sure evil,

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things are uncomfortable,

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come to our life, we despair.

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And when Allah give us and we live

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in a comfortable life or whatever we want

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Allah gives us, then we'll become more miser

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and we forget him. And then Allah says,

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except those who are consistent

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in their salah and their prayer.

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So the fact that we have this feeling

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of restlessness

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inside us anxiety,

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worry, I have an exam tomorrow, I have

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an interview tomorrow, I'm gonna

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have delivery tomorrow. Something that I don't know.

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It's usually of the unseen or of the

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future.

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Sadness is also there and fear is there.

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And

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amazingly

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fear, even the prophets themselves,

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala in the Quran

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mentioned

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that feeling,

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the feeling of fear

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is natural.

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And very repeatedly we hear we read it

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when we come to the story of Sayyidina

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Musa,

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SubhanAllah, and Allah

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He said, he said,

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He was telling Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala when

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Allah told him

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go and ask or invite the people of

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pharaoh to worship Allah. He said, I am

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scared.

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I'm worried.

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I have committed a crime. I've killed 1

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of them and I'm afraid they will kill

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me. So even Sayidna Ibrahim,

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Khaleelur Rahman, the most beloved

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human being to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala and

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the closest and Abal Ambiya, the father of

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the prophets

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and the one who brought tawheed and practiced

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tawheed,

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the oneness of Allah

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he had this feeling natural.

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So when he saw the angels coming

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in the form of human beings and when

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he offered them food and when he saw

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their hands is not coming to the food,

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he become

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afraid.

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He rejected this action and he start feeling

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afraid.

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The mother of Sayidina Musa, a mother, when

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she lose her baby,

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she becomes sad.

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When Allah told her, throw him in

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the river,

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Don't be afraid. Don't be sad. Meaning,

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it is natural.

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And our beloved Rasool alaihis salatu was salam

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And the famous story when he left Mecca,

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actually,

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in his migration journey to Medina with Sayyidina

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Abu Bakr and they were in the cave

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and then

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the disbelievers,

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he saw their foot

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and Sayyid Nabu Bakr, as Sadiq

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was afraid.

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Afraid. And he looked at him says You

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Rasool Allah,

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if they look down

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they will see us.

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And Rasul responded

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don't be sad

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Allah is with us.

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And the same thing Sayyidina Musa when it

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in the most

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fearful moment

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when all pharaoh and his soldiers behind him.

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And the and the

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most strong believers with him just believed, and

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they are so strong. But when they saw

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pharaoh and his soldiers behind them he said,

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they told him, are they gonna catch us?

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And they felt afraid. And he said,

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Allah is with me. Feeling sad,

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feeling anxiety, feeling down, feeling restless is absolutely

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normal,

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natural.

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But what should we do about it?

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2 things

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quickly. 1 from the Quran and one from

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medicine. Should we go and see help? The

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answer is yes if that feeding

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is becoming

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so big that it is crippling our life

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that I cannot function, I cannot serve, I

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cannot do my work, I cannot be a

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mother, I can't be a father, then I

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need to seek help, whether it's a counseling

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or medications. In fact, that's what our deen

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tell us.

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We take the means, but we don't believe

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that the medicine

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or the counselor is gonna heal me. We

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believe Allah

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is the healer.

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As Saidna Ibrahim said, when I get sick,

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he, Allah, will cure me. But Allah will

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make

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the medicine or the counseling sessions

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works.

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So this is one but the most important

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thing the answer is in the Quran

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also

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It's amazing verse. Verily, by the remembrance of

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Allah,

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hearts will feel

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serene,

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will feel calm, will

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the fear will leave.

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And this something we have to get used

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to it. It's not only when I feel

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sad I'm gonna run and remember Allah. If

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I am constantly

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in the remembrance of Allah remembering Allah the

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ones that Araswari taught

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us the morning athkar, the evening athkar, I

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make part of my day reading

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1 page of the Quran more or less

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but it's part of my day

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then in general when I run to Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala,

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run to Allah, I'm gonna feel much better.

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And one hadith of Rasul alaihis salatu wasalam

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and he taught us how to also

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fight

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or avoid

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what is

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is.

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And the had the famous hadith of Sayyidina

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Ubayy, he narrated the hadith when Rasool alaihis

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salatu wa sallam. He was talking to him,

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how much of my time I I do

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salawat

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or blessings send blessings to you? And he

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said, 1 fourth, 1 third. And he said,

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how about if I do all my time?

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And he said, then tukfa hamak. Then you

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will have nothing to worry about.

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So let's all learn the following.

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These feelings are norm. These are natural.

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Sometimes it become major, becomes bigger. It affects

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our daily life.

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At this point we're gonna need to go

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and get help but the number one answer

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is in the Quran. Whenever you feel afraid,

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pick up the Quran and read a verse.

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Even if you don't know the meaning, keep

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reading. Allah will put this feeling

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of serenity.

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Allah is a salaam. Allah is peace and

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he has the peace and he's the source

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of peace. And if I want to feel

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peaceful or I want to feel in peace,

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I'm going to go to the source of

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peace and that's Allah

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