Ramadan Reflections – Day 16
Channel: Hussain Kamani
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Patience & Gratitude
2017-06-13 – Ramadan 2017
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Over the past few days, we've been talking about building a bond with Allah subhanho wa Taala. We talked about the mercy of Allah subhanahu mcdonogh we talked about how every person is given an opportunity by Allah subhanahu wa tada an opportunity for change. We also talked about how it is our responsibility to take that step to turn back to Allah subhanahu wa Tada. Now, many times the thing that holds us back from turning to Allah subhanho wa tada is what we're currently facing in our life. And it kind of weighs us down it pulls us down. Every time we face a difficulty and calamity in life. The first thought that pops into our mind is that I'm disliked about Allah subhanho wa tada
and Allah subhanho wa Taala is punishing me for x, y and z sin that Allah subhanho wa Taala is punishing me. And when we see paying across the world, Muslim lands being bombed, innocent human beings being killed, we think to ourselves, that why isn't Allah subhanahu wa tada helping the believers? Don't we believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala don't we make sense that to Allah subhanho wa Taala we are the ones who Allah subhanahu wa tada should so his mercy to so I wanted to start off by flipping the paradigm with a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam changing that mindset, that punishment, difficulty and calamity equals to punishment we did a flip that the
problem is that a lot while it was set him said we want out of all of the creation of Allah subhanho wa tada Allah subhanho wa Taala tests those people the most who he loves the most. And out of all of the creation, Allah subhanho wa Taala loved the prophets the most therefore they were tested most of Allah subhana wa Tada. And out of all prophets, Allah subhanho wa Taala loved our Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the most. Hence without doubt he was tested most of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So rather than giving afflictions and calamity, as a punishment from Allah subhanahu wa Tada, we need to start viewing it again as an opportunity, an opportunity that Allah subhanho wa Taala is
giving us some of us think that there will probably be a day in our life that I'll be free in the world to be free of pain. That probably won't happen. Because somewhere the other there is someone who says La ilaha illa Allah and that person is being tested for the price of their statement. As Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the opening verses of surah
Allah for him Alif Lam Meem has given us a youth Roku, Roku rahula afternoon, one o'clock fatahna Levine amicably him for a lemon, Allahu la de la Sol de PUE. elemental, Cathy bean, does mankind think that simply by saying La Ilaha Illa la they won't be tested by Allah. Any person that came before who made a similar statement was also tested by lots of how to home with data. Why? So Allah subhanahu wa, tada can test them and prove who is truthful in their statement, and whose words are empty. We're always searching for that perfect time when my life gets perfect. That's when I'll get some data. When my life gets perfect. That's when I'll go to the machine. When everything in my life
settles down and everything. I don't have any pain or any worries. That's it. I'll go for hikes. That's the day I'll start focusing on my 100 setup. That day probably won't come. You know, when when I was younger. I used to go to an elementary school where probably 90 to 95% were Caucasian Americans, white Americans, and being a minority there being in you know from the subcontinent, Indian Pakistani kid, everyone looked at us and they would laugh and joke at us. The ha look at that weird. Oh, look at that guy. They used to call me Dalston when I was young. If you guys played Street Fighter, you know that reference. So these two markets The nice thing to myself, I was skinny
too, so it kind of fit very perfectly.
So people used to mock us and I used to think to myself, man, I'm in kindergarten that's why they're mocking me. Right when I get to first grade they're gonna stop mocking me when I got into first grade. They want everyone was introducing themselves. They asked me What's your name? I said Hussein, someone said Saddam Hussein. Now though, first grade, there we go.
Got into second grade, they asked me Hey, what's your name on day one. I said Hussein, someone said insane Hussein. And they're gonna second grade right there. And I kept like,
Waiting for a day, a year in my my schooling that you know things would get better. I thought when I get to middle school, it'll get better. I thought when I get to high school, I get to sit at the back of the bus and things will get cooler than then I thought you know when I get to college, it'll get better. after you graduate from college, you tell yourself when I get a job, things are gonna get better. Then when you get a job you realize every Uncle and Auntie are asking you shoddy cover.
doesn't cover you. When are you getting married? After you get married, everyone asks you but check about it. How many daddy's out of another like make us your grant makers, grandparents to that pressure comes you have children. Now you have to take care of those children. schooling you guys know what I'm talking about getting them through school, getting making sure that they get to college housing, car, paying off your own house, paying off your own car, taking care of your business, you know, your business goes up and down in waves, you're paying all that off. By the time you've taken care of all this stuff. You think to yourself, now I'm going to retire but at that
point, half of the limbs in your body aren't working anymore. Right? And that's when you realize that there is no time like now. Don't let shavon turn you away and say you're too busy. It's a lie. Anyone that says they're too busy and they don't have time for Allah subhanho wa Taala has lost sight of their priorities. When Allah subhana wa tada is testing you again. He's giving you an opportunity for you to grow. Wow, why and how don't we know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us for every calamity we face, our sins are washed away. Allah is washing our sins away even though we turn away from him. Don't we know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to us
that the people who face calamity and they say you know Sabah Tomasi, but from carlu in narela in LA he Rajan what's after that, who like Allah him? salata Mira be him well Rama, what like a human doing that those who face calamity and they focus and they say this calamity is not from shaytaan this is Allah subhanho wa Taala testing me whether I can remain firm and patient at this time of difficulty, whether I can continue to praise Allah subhanho wa Taala and in return Allah subhanho wa Taala will send His mercy upon you in return Allah subhanahu wa tada will guide you do we not remember the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam telling us again and again to the Hadith, he walks
past the family of yasim they're being tortured, they're gonna their lives will be taken very soon. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam doesn't do some abracadabra and to get them out of the difficulty. He knows they're being tested by Allah, not because of a sin they committed actually, because they're being tested for the value of their faith and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam walks past them and says, suffer en la Yasser, for Inamori. dokumen Jenna, Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to reward you your destiny, your end destination will be gender when you're being tested by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Know that Allah subhana wa tada is giving you an opportunity to
find your weakness. Think about this. If we didn't go through calamity and difficulties in our life, whether it was the tension of a job interview, or a college interview, or whatever it was, if we didn't have our small ups and downs in life, how many of us would even stand up for the 100 sold out one night in our life? How many of us would actually turn to a lot and not only call along with our mouth, but a yearning for Allah subhanho wa Taala has acceptance from deep within our hearts. Do we not see that Allah subhanho wa Taala says to His Messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there was a time in the Prophet's life where he was broken. He was very sad that people that Maka makara, ma
said certain things for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that just tore him up internally, and the province and they said to the Prophet of Allah, your Lord is angry at you, your Lord is punishing you. Your Lord is going to abandon you. And these were statements that hurt the Prophet, he was an orphan. Maybe he had an experience of being abandoned. And he felt really sad but what if, you know what if what if these people were saying these things? And Allah subhana wa Tada, he cheers up the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with a beautiful suit of doctrine. He says to him, Well, how would lay it as such, by the rising of the sun and the setting of the night, this is the cycle
of life. Some days, the sun is out and everything is beautiful, you wake up thinking, you're going to conquer the day, and then some days they're so dark, they're so dark lately that you wonder to yourself whether there is light or not at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes the difficulties are so long, they're so heavy, you feel like your shoulders don't have the ability to carry this burden anymore. But remember, Allah said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one of our lately either soldier or as Allah says in another place within a young widow widow have been enough. Some days are good, some days are difficult upon you, you wake up one Sunday, smiling and energetic and
other days you wake up, you realize that this is not going to be the best day of your life. But however, remember, now what dakara bukoba macula, whether good or bad, your law has not abandoned you while ma a well Mahadeva he is not angry upon you when an athlete or to come in and be patient. What Allah has stood for you in the Hereafter is much better than what Allah subhanho wa Taala has for you right now. When so for your de cada buka Fatah continue to believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala Don't let the world tell you that Allah subhana wa tada is punishing you. Don't let anyone tell you your Lord is angry at you. As long as you have your peace for the loss of time at home with
Donna. You've made
Voila you've made Toba to Allah subhanho wa tada you are regular and repenting to Allah subhanahu wa tada you are at peace with Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala will always take care of you when so for your eco buka Fatah and your Lord will give you such a reward in the hereafter that you will bring us that he will bring a smile to your face, a person when he sees the reward that he will be given in return of a small difficulty in the world. He will say yeah, Allah only if you had not taken me out of any of my difficulties in the world. I found it all today. And let me do the Korea demon 11 reminds a prophet You are a survivor and I say this to every one of you. Each and every one of you
tell me that's not true that you haven't already faced great difficulties in your life. You pulled through them What makes you think you're not going to pull through this one? Yes or no? Can we agree on that? Let me get to the Korea tieman for our what was the Kabbalah for Hadar 11,000 every time you hit a wall Allah subhanaw taala pick you up. familia team of Allah Taka now be a contributor to those who are struggling like you were struggling yesterday. Well, I must say enough forgotten her. And at the end of the surah Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the most beautiful advice will be near Mattila Vika Hadith Don't be negative about Allah subhanho wa Taala don't say bad things don't clog
your mind. Be positive. Think of all of the great things that we have. Think how much Allah subhana wa tada has blessed us. We have life. We have family, we're in a machine. We're in an air conditioned machine. We're sitting here and so much peace and comfort. We aren't worried about someone walking through those doors and hitting us or killing us or shooting us we live in peace and love each other. I'm a human during a home and health and right before that. What does the law say?
Your responsibility when Allah gives you prosperity when Allah subhanaw taala gives you security is that you submit yourself to Allah subhanho wa Taala how much more is do you want from your Lord? You asked he gave you How much more do you want? You asked him for safety he gave you how much more safety do you want from Allah subhanho wa tada before we actually say that enough is enough safety. Now it's time for me to form for me to fulfill my promise and my promise to Allah subhanho wa Taala was my son. My promise to Allah subhanho wa Taala was my my promise to Allah subhanho wa Taala was my vision. It's our turn to fulfill the promise to Allah subhanho wa Taala he never went against his
promise in Allah Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala never goes against his promise. It's just us the human beings we constantly forget forget, forget, every time you face a difficulty in life, immediately make a stefarr to Allah because yes, it is possible. Sometimes it does happen. A person does a sin and Allah subhanho wa Taala tests that person for the sin in the dunya so they are free of the burden in the hereafter. Why masaba Kumasi button family Mikasa with a deacon sometimes what you face in the road is a result of what you do. But however the ayah doesn't end there for the macrosiphum at home that's not the end of the ayah but after that, wait for
your Lord forgives everything. Everything most of its forgiven small little things here and there. Allah subhana wa tada will put you through a little difficulty put you through a little difficulty there. But remember when Allah subhana wa tada puts you through those difficulties, it's your opportunity to grow spiritually. It's your opportunity to come above the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Oh Wonder Woman you are in a gender. The first group of people to be called to the gates of gender and the DNA of Medina law office of rah rah those who praise a law in the times of difficulty and also in the time of ease that today I think it was today or yesterday, one of my kids
came to me he got his finger stuck somewhere. He was crying and I said said hamdulillah. He said this is not time for the Hamidullah this time for stuff Rola.
He's in this is not time for
the law. This is time for a statute or law. I said no. Every time it's a time for a law. I live in a Medina ALLAH hafiz Surat, those who prays a lot at times of joy, what? What the raw and those who pays a lot of time and difficulty always at hamdulillah. Allah subhanho wa Taala is with a better mood. We think Allah subhana wa Tada. We have sober we have sugar, we build our Eman And in this difficulty in these calamities, we will find great great, great reward. There are so many stories that can be shared so many a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu it was said on average just reading one narration before I came up here, beautiful Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
narrated by awesome Ivan hakima. He says because what Allah said Allahu Allah He was
the one day the prophets that Allahu Allah who will send him was crying and he cried so much. So I asked the Messenger of Allah Akaka, why are you crying? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, I am thinking of the times before the day of judgment. I'm thinking of the times before the day of judgment, and the difficulties that people will face in that era are my akuna Minal Bella, and what they will face before the times of the day of judgment, for sobre la mina home yeji Yama, Yama, what a judo shahidan
The one who has patient in those times, he will come before a long day of judgment and that person will have the reward of two martyrs. Two people who give their life for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So know that for a believer there's opportunity everywhere, when you aren't obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala in the times of ease, and you do sugar to Allah, that's your opportunity there to earn gender and then when you're tested by Allah subhanahu wa tada once again you are patient and you are given gender by Allah subhana wa tada I'll close with one Hadith of the prophets of Allah while he was sent on.
Narrated by Imam in the masjid Allahu Allah. And as soon as that one time a lady came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and she was crying. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked her why are you crying? She said, O Messenger of Allah, my heart is broken. My child left me. She was pregnant, she had a miscarriage. And you can imagine how painful this was for her. She cried and cried and cried. The prophets of Allah holiday was sent him said to her, should I not tell you something today that will bring joy to you? She said, a messenger of Allah what can bring joy after losing your child? Go and ask someone who's lost a child. Sometimes when they smile amongst people
they're putting it on because they don't have the joy to smile anymore. This mother was heartbroken. And the Prophet said allamani was sentiment says on the Day of Judgment, when Allah subhanho wa Taala will call you forward and you are standing in front of a lot and your hisab will just start. A small little infant will come and say yeah, Allah, not this lady. She's my mother. She left me in the dunya. We've been away from each other for too long. You've given me Jelena and she's coming with me. And that child, that small infant will drag the mother by the umbilical cord into general inshallah.
In one narration, the father was standing the statue, the father was standing there, he said, I'm messing it up a lot. What about
what about me? She gets done. Now what about me? So the father said a lot, he said, I'm sending another narration. He will drag the mother by the umbilical cord and hold his father by the finger. And he will say my parents come with me and agenda. This reward is for the people who have solid who trust Allah subhanho wa Taala trust isn't walking outside and seeing a Ferrari and saying, oh, the man came in a Ferrari I didn't come into Ferrari. Trust is for me to say guys, I might have come in in a Ferrari and you guys say,
and the saddest until I mean, that you're right. That's why you trust them awesome. Hannah Hakata your Allah will never will bat for you. Your Allah will never put you in a place that you cannot handle. Your Allah subhanho wa Taala will never put you in a situation. But Allah subhanho wa Taala has already planned the exit strategy for you too. All you have to do is trust Allah. Well, menyatakan Allah He,
for who hospital whoever realized that Allah Allah will take care of him in the La Jolla remedy Allah will always fulfill his affairs and his matters, but the jata la holy coalition Katara for everything, there is a certain framework a certain time, once that time is fulfilled, Allah subhanho wa Taala will open the doors just as he was the one who closed the doors. I pray that Allah subhanahu wa tada opens our doors for us, opens our hearts for us. opens the gates of gelatin for those for us all and that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the greatest and highest reward and the highest ranks for the difficulty and calamity yeah Allah do not test us with that which we are not
capable of. Yeah, Allah do not test this with that which will take our email out of our heart, y'all every difficulty you put us in, put us there so we can handle it. And y'all lost we can come closer to you. What's that Allahu taala serum Hammad Samadhi