Channel: Hussain Kamani
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Generally when we talk about the characteristic of summer
it's in the context of all the bad stuff that's going on, and all the difficulties we are facing at that point in our life.
But today, before we talk about Savannah, I wanted to spend a minute or two,
thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala, for everything that he has given us.
Because we can paint our life as dark and grim, and everything sucks, miserable, things are not good at all.
Or, we can stop for a moment and look at the favors of Allah.
And it's this approach that the Quran actually invites us towards
Allah subhanho wa Taala and sudo to Rahman, he walks us through His favours. And after every favor, he says, For the Allah, Europe be Kumar to get the ban, and which of the favors of your Lord will you reject? Will you deny
there's too many of them, so many of them right now the fact that we are together in the month of Ramadan, in a state of fasting, discussing Quranic characteristics, and how we can improve ourselves, basing our discussion around the column of Allah Quran, if that isn't a phenomenal, great gift from Allah than what is a gift.
Allah subhanahu wa tada has given us so much. Each of us is a king, in their own perspective, each one is a queen, from their own perspective. And to that for that we are eternally and forever indebted to Allah subhana wa Tada.
There are so many blessings of Allah
that we benefit from on a daily basis, that we can never think alike enough. There are blessings of Allah that we benefit from that we are not even aware of, that are hidden somewhere in our body or around us. There are people in our life that influenced us that care for us that make dua for us. And we don't even know that they're doing it for us.
Yet, when it comes to
counting the difficult things that we go through in life, we have every one of them highlighted, and all of our challenges clearly listed out, we know what we've gone through. Everyone is ready to present their complaint list loss of data. But when it comes to sugar, it's missing. It's missing it's not there. And
doing sugar effectively. being thankful to Allah subhanahu wa tada all the time. Well, first and foremost, lead you on a journey of searching for the favors of Allah. Second thing it'll make it'll make you grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala Yeah, Allah, you've been so kind by giving me things that I didn't even ask for your law you favored me. You chose me to be close to you. Yeah, Allah you gave me eemaan you've given me technology. I live in a time in a place where I can access knowledge across the world because no one that's on the stream right now is sitting in the room that I'm sitting in. And the fact that you have access to this knowledge is another favor of Allah subhanho
wa Tada. So many favors of Allah, so many of them. When you start searching for the favors of a lot, you begin to dive into an ocean of sugar, where you just want to keep thinking a lot keep thinking a lot because the more you reflect on his favours, the more you realize that what you have today has much less to do with what you did to gain it. And much more to do with what Allah subhana wa tada has offered you out of his kindness. And when you reach a state of gratefulness, it'll save you from the other extreme, which is becoming ungrateful. despised.
Allah's mercy, feeling distant from Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah azzawajal has given me nothing. And this is a sort of attitude that shavon creates in people. She Thawne tells them that God has given you nothing God has given you nothing. Now, the second Makati my second introduction that I want to present before we go into the topic is that it's important to understand that no matter what your challenge is, and I want you to listen very carefully, no matter how bad you have it,
Allah subhanho wa Taala has tested someone else in the world, similar, or possibly even more.
And I know this takes away from a common statement that we make that
no one can understand your challenge. But the truth is, it doesn't really take away from it. Because your challenge is unique to you. But the reason why I say that you are not the only one facing this challenge is so that you don't feel lonely in that moment. It's not to dismiss your feeling or to dismiss what you're going through. Rather, it's to make it very clear
that there are other people that are being tested by a lot. And if I may say, not just other people, everyone is being tested by lots of women, every person, you know, it doesn't matter whether they are, you know, half of the Koran or not. Whether they're whether they are any mom of a messed up or not. Whether this person is the president of the MSA or not, these things have nothing to do with Allah subhanho wa Taala testing them. The reality of the matter is, the MR Allahu alayhi wa sallam tells us that Allah azzawajal tests those people the most, who are more dear to him, and a lot of tests of the prophets the most, because they were most dear to Allah azza wa jal, and that of all
the prophets Allah subhana wa tada tested me. How much said Allahu alayhi wa sallam the most, because I am the most dear and beloved to Allah. Look at the stories of the Quran. Look at the stories of the prophets mentioned in the Quran. The context of every one of these stories is what there was a servant of Allah, who loved along very dearly, and who Allah subhanho wa Taala also loved very dearly. Allah tested that servant alausa jetpets put that servant through difficulty that man or woman didn't give up. They didn't lose hope in Allah. They continue to trust a law continue to trust Allah. In some of the stories allow relieve them of their test in the world. while in
others, Allah subhanho wa Taala continued to test them right until death.
Right until death,
however, in return, allows will promise them
a great house in paradise.
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well I'm only here when a genie Mina Toma body mean laws of logic tells us regarding the story of the wife of fit out how she was tested right until her death. And the last moments before she dies. She makes a lot a lot yeah, Allah relieve me of the punishment and the torture of Pharaoh and he's putting me through too much. And give me a house in paradise in return.
Allah subhanho wa Taala shares these stories with us because we will all go through moments like this. And in these moments, we can't turn away from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
We can't end the relationship there. Unfortunately, that's where many Muslims are. They're willing to be close to Allah and worship Allah and say they're believers make dua to Allah read the Koran. They're willing to do all of it give Subbu go to the masjid dress a particular way. Live by the Sunnah as long as the relationship goes according to what they want it to be. But the moment Allah subhanho wa Taala tests them
and changes the circumstances a little they walk up. There's no serious commitment to the relationship with the laws of Egypt. Everyone can say they love in good times. But if you want to know the value of a relationship, see how willing someone is to love you. When the stuff goes all over the place.
When things hit the wall, when the relationship becomes a rocky from your perspective, from a lovers perspective, it's never Rocky, Allah subhana wa tada is testing you, as the Hadeeth tells us to elevate your role.
to raise you in general
and it may be difficult to understand but the truth is that Allah subhanho wa Taala he would only do that for his servant with which the servant is able to deal with Allah subhana wa tada would never put a person through something that would crush them that would break them. That's beyond the Sunnah of Allah subhana wa tada something Allah which promises not to do.
So sometimes you may think that it's beyond you, when you're being tested by law. But that's where silver comes in. That's where patience comes in, to hold back, and to not let those thoughts wander and roam and conquer you because this is the time when people lose their faith, when they're tested by God.
This is when they lose faith, all of the duality you've done in your life, all of the searches that you've done in your life, all of the Vickery venom your life was to prepare you for the moment that you were tested by Allah.
Do you continue to do the Kabbalah or not? Are you still willing to make dua to Allah or not?
Is this relationship going to continue? Or is this the end of the line?
For the prophets of Allah we see that no matter how long Allah subhanahu wa tada chose to test them, they weren't willing to give up because they understood in this relationship, they didn't get to dictate the terms. They understood the meaning of being an object of love being a slave of Allah, that in this relationship, I am the one that's humbled. I lower myself in front of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala chooses what will happen, and I will be on this side doing Vicar thanking Allah, whether he gives me or whether he takes away from me. I think of the story of
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Allah azza wa jal tells us in the opening verses of sort of millennium, Vic rahmati, Rebecca Buddha, who is Acharya,
that he was old, he wanted a child, and he made the water law for years. And he was so old at this point in his life that that
verse tells us that his hair went white.
When a person gets that old, even making dua for a child
is considered shameful in the society. someone finds out that you're still making dua for a child at an old age, they laugh at you that you're way past that phase in your life allows it which tells us even above who needs an huffy,
he continued to call out to his Lord with a soft voice.
You don't want anyone hearing you. Because whatever it is that you're going through, you want it to be a secret. So you call out to Allah. Ya Allah help me. Sometimes there's not even a sound to your voice, but your heart is doing all of the calling.
In the one hand and other muine were started lots of Shiva, while a computer exhibition area, he begins to call out to allow my bones are gone weak, my hair is gone white, but I'm not giving up hope. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says that we accepted his prayer. While he was in prayer, find out the 20 minute you got to call him when you suddenly filled her up. In another place of the Quran, Allah just tells us the story. So you never lose hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala and that's the essence of stubborn to stick to the gameplan. And, you know, two things I'll say about somebody The first thing is when we look at the story of Satan I used to find a sudden we see there that
Allah subhanahu wa tada
he tells us that Yaqoob Ali Salaam when he was tested with the loss of his son, Yusuf Ali Salaam.
He said yeah, Bala Salaam said for sovereign Jamil
that I will exercise a beautiful patience.
So now the scholars engaged in a discussion that what's this beautiful patience?
majority of the scholars of the seed while commenting on sovereign Jamil they said sovereign Bella Aqua patients without any complaining
Now it's important to no complaining about a law is haraam that goes against sobor that our law you did me wrong complaining about a law complaining to Allah is okay. Because that same jacobellis Adam, who said that sovereignty means that I will have a beautiful patients also said in a school bothy were Hosni in a law that I complain of my grievances and my concerns to Allah. So complaining
Allah is your Allah, I'm struggling, I need help. Yeah, Allah Without you, I can't do it, please come through
complaining about a lot. Yeah, Allah, you shouldn't have done this to me, I didn't deserve this, I worship You, I'm not the sinner, that person is a sinner, they should have been the one that was tested, not me complaining about a lot, there's a difference.
Now, some people, their challenges are very great. And
they may not be able to pull off the solver that's required for them to get through what they're going through.
And that's why the Quran tells us Sadhguru What are people
that not only do you need to exercise patience yourself, but you have to be there to encourage others to be patient in their life as well. Teach them to be strong. Be conscious of a law that allows them to fly home so that you may be successful.
Be there as a support system for one another. If you see someone struggling, don't walk away, go and give them a hug, send them a text message. don't investigate because that's not your job. That's not my job. What we can do though,
is make to offer them if you know someone's going through something, send them a text message. Hey, I haven't seen you in a while. Hopefully things are well, we are making the law for you. Hey, I heard that things have been rough in your household. So I just wanted you to know that we are making law for you. It's that message that might end up giving the person the him the courage, the strength they need to pull through that summer.
We asked that Allah subhanahu wa tada helps us understand our potential when he tests us, that he allows us to see the beauty in it. In order to enact true Saba, you must learn to master the law of Kabbalah being content with what Allah subhana wa tada has decreed for you. When a person masters this subject, it becomes very easy. But if you are not content with what Allah has decreed for you, you will always be you know, disgruntled with life, angry with God. On the other hand, if you're happy with what Allah has decreed for you, good or bad,
you'll be carrying a smile on your face. No matter what challenges you face in your life. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala grants is also for you. To understand this, embody it, practice it, and teach it. Allah subhana wa Tada. Allow us to live with these beautiful characteristics. Well said Allahu Allah, Allah cidre Mohammed saramonic warahmatullahi wabarakatuh