Ramadan Reflections Day 22
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Ramadan 2015 – Day 22 – Making Dua To Allah
Jul 10, 2015
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah
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Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran.
When he mentioned the creation of the human being,
he mentioned that we created the human being in the most beautiful form.
And then when, in one verse, Allah subhana wa tada mentioned that when we created the human being, we honored the human being, and we honored the human being over the other creation. So Allah subhanho wa Taala made the human being very beautiful. And the creation of the human being is so beautiful that when we look at it, it amazes us from the way Allah subhanho wa Taala has created all the departments within our body, the mind is there, then you have the heart is there and then the liver is there and the kidneys are there and the lungs are there, and every part of the human body is fulfilling its responsibility. And there's so much to reflect over when it comes to human body
alasa which tells us in the Quran, when I met the *er roofie unfussy him that do not reflect over yourself, if you just reflect into yourself, you'll find the greatness of Allah subhana wa Tada. But with all of this, with all of the beauty, and with all the greatness that Allah has created inside us, we as human beings are still very weak. Alonso just says in the Quran, the holy cow insano, the iffa, the human being was created weak. And as a part of our weakness, we experienced this weakness within ourselves every so often. Sometimes you try your absolute best to prepare for an exam. But then you end up failing it.
You think to yourself, I did everything possible? Where did that weakness come from? How did I feel it? Sometimes you try your absolute best to make a relationship work. But then at the end of it, it just doesn't work. Sometimes you try your absolute best to change a person's mind, in terms of their religion and their understanding of God. But then you feel again, and at life we realize every so often that we have so many weaknesses within ourselves. You can do whatever you want. But if Allah subhanahu wa tada doesn't help you, you will not be able to make the payment on that mortgage. You just can't do it. You can do whatever you want. You can work double shift, triple shift whatever you
want. But if Allah subhanahu wa tada doesn't help, it just can't happen. There was a friend of mine, he said to me the shift.
A few months ago, I had first time in my life $48,000 in my bank account, how much
he's a young guy. And I was like, wow, that's for American born kid putting 40,000 together is a good amount of money. Mashallah, right? In America, we can we can save that kind of money. But he said, The unique thing is that I thought to myself that very soon, for the first time in my life, I will actually have the pride in saying that I now possess $50,000. But it's been four months since that day, and now my account is $42,000. It just won't go up. I'm trying to do whatever I can I save, I save I save, but it just won't pass that it says if I wanted to pass that threshold, but alasa was just doesn't want it to pass that threshold. And here I'm at battle with a being that's
way beyond me. And I realized that I'm just gonna leave it to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we have weaknesses. And it's not only us, sometimes we we go too hard on ourselves. And when we see our relationships aren't working out, or when we see that our kids aren't obedient to us, or when we see that our parents are not obedient to us, you know, aren't listening to us. They're not compassionate. They're not showing that empathy to us. We think that it's us in life is so hard on me. And why is it so difficult for me, and there's no purpose in life for me and Allah subhanho wa Taala isn't listening to me, when the reality of the matter is that's not true. Allah subhanho wa
Taala test those servants of his who are most beloved to him, as parents sometimes are worried about children. Now what's gonna happen to my child? Will my child be obedient? Or will he be disobedient? we as parents can do whatever we want. We can give them the best education we give them the best friend group and do all the good things. But at the end of the day, if Allah subhanho wa Taala has found otherwise there is nothing we can do in the world. And we see this in the story of new honey Salah. There is no father that can be their father like a prophet of Allah. But at the end of the day, his son Allah azza wa jal mentioned that he died without a man he died without Islam. There is
no doubt that no honey syrup didn't fulfill his responsibility. But yet, Allah subhanahu wa tada is the one who accepts it Allah subhana wa tada is the one who gives, we see in the story of a body set up such a great prophet of Allah.
But yet he is suffering from an illness and he's weak. And just as we realize that no matter how much the doctor tries at the end of the day, who is the one who gives cure
Allah, Allah He This is very true. There are so many times this has happened that doctors have given up hope that there is no hope in this person. But when Allah subhana wa tada wishes to cure someone, he is a no need of a surgical tool. Allah subhanho wa Taala is a no need for any radiation. Allah subhana wa tada is a no need for a doctor or hospital. But Allah subhanho wa Taala wishes to give cure, he gives cure in mysterious ways and amazing ways beyond our imagination. And a human Islam he realized that we're his community gave up on him because his community actually took his body and they left it by the dump area. And when he realized that his family gave up on him, his community
gave up on him and he was just so low on himself. He turned to the one that always gives to the one who calls on Tim and he said it'd be in the mess any of the
oh my lord difficulty has come to me and you are the one who gives mercy unicity said I'm give up hope on his people. And he left. You know, sometimes we give up hope on our own. We give up hope in our community, we give up hope on our family, we give up hope on our children, we give up on each other. But that's not our job to give up hope. We don't have the right to give up hope that's the whole thing. Our job is to only try try try and if we feel like we're not doing anything, just continue trying you can't give up hope that's not in our control. We can't give up on people and give up hope on his people and he left and allows that we just had a had a fish smaller him a whale
swallow him and when he saw that in the fish and we're we're all the way to the bottom of the sea and the stomach of the whale was touching the seabed and it was it was kind of the rocks on the ground imprinting on the stomach. And Eunice Ali Salaam was very weak at this point. He hadn't eaten for days he was going very weak inside there. And now he thinks to himself that I made a mistake. I shouldn't have done that I shouldn't have given up hope on them. Then he's thinking I need to call them Allah but then he's thinking to himself, look how bah Look how low I am in the earth. I'm at the bottom of the ocean. You know how can I call that love from here and then when he lies in the
ground, he hears he hears the stones doing this we have Allah subhana wa tada Allah which I mentioned in the Quran is our final Falcon mushroom facade, facade hamaca minimal Hadid fall Docomo, Emily falola Anna who can aminal Sabine, he heard them during the speech. So he started doing this Me too. He sort of he started praising Allah. And what was his praise to Allah La La Land. So Hanukkah in the continental parliament, I was weak or LA you are not weak. I was the one that was an oppressor and then allows him to gel he gives him health again, Allah azza wa jal, it gives him everything back again. And there are so many stories in the Quran of this nature. We have to
remember as human beings that we are also weak, and there are so many things that we will try. But ultimately we're going to end up giving up because we do not have the strength to do it. That's why there is one thing that is very powerful for a believer, which is making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Whenever you make an effort, whenever you have parmelia, along with a tabula you must also have camillia You must have acceptance from Allah subhanho wa Taala. You must always make dua to Allah azza wa jal, your law is like a weapon for you. No matter how strong the army is, in your opposition, they will fall if you have a connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you can make
the water law, otherwise we can become the nuclear, we can hold all the nuclear power in the world we can become the superpower of the world. But will it not be our wait will be nothing if we have no connection with the last panel with Donna? I'm not saying that those who are proactive in the field and doing a lot of work on establishing the Muslim community on the greater scale that they're doing wrong. That's not what I'm saying. What I'm saying is that we need to all go on that field, but at the same time, we need to pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We need to establish a firm relationship muscle quantum with Allah. Because if we haven't learned this from the past five days for the past
five reflections, then I'm not sure when we're gonna learn this, that it's not about numbers. It's not about strength. If it's anything, it's about how our relationship is the loss of Hannah Montana. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is one day sitting with a bus with your loved one. And loving that bus is a very young kid. How do you do that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away of the love now bus was just reaching the age of maturity, maybe 1112 years old. So when they he was, you know, he was that he was walking he was riding the animal with the prophets of Allah. It was no we closest had eaten his alibi. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
all young man I will give you some advice. Listen carefully.
And then he said yes, messenger of Allah. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, very beautiful honey, right? He said what he does what he does, first Allah. When you ask ask Allah subhanho wa Taala first, while I'm Anil omata legitimate alien Pharaoh can be shaken linnaean for oka Illa marketable Allah
If the entire nation gathered together to give you something that Allah has not written for you, can they give it to you? Impossible. And whatever is the law of the ruka machine, and if they gathered together to harm you on something that a lot has not written for you, then can they harm you? Haven't we learned this from the story if you put on him on nice and ominous made alleys around, that he's taking the knife and he's running, he's running it over his son's neck, but now the knife loss effect? Have you guys ever heard of that before? Right? Even the knife is losing its effect because he has lots of cartilage on his side. And let's say you're going to him it cinema is being
launched in the fire. Okay, he's being launched in the fire. And when he lands in the fire, people are expecting him to be roasted. They aren't even expecting to see his ashes. But then they see him Elisa walking out of the fire without any harm on him at all. Along Aquila li la, who is the one that's helping him How is Allah subhanaw taala helping them we have to learn to make dwad Allah subhana wa tada we have to build a connection with Allah subhana wa tada the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us in a very beautiful Hadith the footsy
that allows origin says that if all the insaan all the jinn gathered together in one plane, in one large fields, from the beginning of mankind, till the end of mankind of billions and billions of us gathered together in one large plane, and we asked Allah at one time whenever we wanted in one second, we asked a lot for whatever we wanted. One of the small kids could have asked her what Lucky me a billion Xbox. You can ask for whatever you want. Allows origin says if I gave every single one of you whatever you wanted, how much would that deduct from my kingdom
not even equivalent to a needle being dipped inside an ocean. You know, when you're flying over the ocean and instead of plain international flight, you open the window and it's water and you close it. Few hours later open it again. It's still water you close it. Few hours later you open it again, you know how wide the ocean is. And then imagine the depth of the ocean, all of that. And then what happens is you take a needle, dip it inside How much does it deduct from the ocean?
Anything Someone may say one drop but when you pull that needle up what happens to the drop? Even that falls right back inside. Nothing is deducted from the kingdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala The only thing is that we need to learn to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala when we ask a lot there are certain benefits. The first thing when we make the ATO Allah we learn how weak we are.
Until you don't make the auto law you will never realize how weak you actually are. And trust me everybody knows that their weakness no matter how how nice Your house is or how big your how beautiful and expensive your car is, you know your cars and houses can't hide your need to Allah subhanho wa Taala because you remember when you go for that job interview you still go to mommy sobbing I don't know man and say to him, Chef, please make the law that I pass my job interview Yes or no? Right? And he's still a wake up at the 100 salon, raise your hand saying Oh Allah, I need your help for the job interview. But it's interesting as soon as as soon as we pass the job
interview, who's the first person we forget?
Allah subhanho wa Taala we make a lot of a low will I have to pass the MCAT I have to get into med school my dad was this only I'm dizzy. I have discipline running in my veins there's no other way I can't become a you know an educator. I can't be a psychology these are all like scum. I have to be doctor and when you're passing that MCAT you make a lot of love leave I have to be doc roll up. He's have to be doctor. And as soon as we pass it, guess we forget first.
Allah subhana wa Tada. He's the first person we forget. And the testimony to that is that we use our exams as excuses for missing our Salah. We use our exams as excuses for not fasting. We use our career as excuses for not having children. We use our career as excuse for not getting married. We use our career as excuse for engaging in haram what happened to you begging from Allah subhana wa Tada. So when you ask a law you learn how weak you actually are. The second benefit of asking Allah subhana wa tada is you learn how great Allah subhana wa tada is, you learn of your weakness, and you learn of the greatness of Allah. Allah azza wa jal says lahoma Kali.
Right? Allah azzawajal says we're in the home authority, la la la Illa. Who, that Allah azzawajal forget about the treasures belonging to Allah even the keys to the treasures belong to Allah subhana wa tada you can access the charges of Allah without the keys and allows him to possesses those kings as well allows within possesses those keys as well. Look how much we are in need of Allah subhana wa Tada.
The third thing that we learned from making the model Allah subhana wa tada is that when we make dua to Allah, we don't lose anything we actually gain. If we ask from other people, we degrade ourselves. If I was to stand up here right now, instead of the community members that I need to buy a house, and I need someone to help me finance it privately from the community. I've just degraded myself. You guys understand that? By asking people you show them that you need them and you drop your value. But when you ask a lot, you drop your value.
God raise your value. The reason a lot of witnesses know Quran, Allah Masha Allah subhana wa COVID Allah D and Guevara
for enamal OCD usera with every difficulty that comes east, in Nevada city surah with every difficulty there is ease Via Ferrata fossa. After when it's time for you to stat when it's time when you're alone for you that first time when you're alone, fun substan in front of a line prayer, what you love and hastin towards your Lord, because the way through difficulty the way you get ease is by running to Allah subhana wa tada not running to other people. You gain it through going to Allah subhanho wa Taala and it's very interesting not to be poet he says either study called Belvoir for coffee and I'm not sure for Indian author any final final use rabina Casa de irata for courtesy he
he says when times become hard and life focus on the surah Allah Masha either said the BeagleBone either said that because
because when you look at the sooner you see the word you sort of surrounds tourism's ease surrounds difficulty, when you ponder over that, that there's ease, and then there's a little difficulty and then there's more ease, for it will make you very, very happy. So when we, when we lower ourselves in front of Allah, we realize that it doesn't actually degree this, it elevates us. You know, the army poet, he says, Let us Allah Nobunaga Adam hajah do not ask from the son of Adam have any need? What's that? Illa de ababu la caja asked as the one whose doors are never closed. A lot of instructors who Allahu Allah becomes angry if you stop asking him when he Adam Hina us and the son
of Adam, when you ask them, they become angry. If you asked me if I asked you, we become angry. But if we stop asking the Lord, that's when Allah subhanho wa Taala becomes angry. Okay. And the last thing is that when we make the lotto Allah, we build a very solid, intimate relationship with Allah, my teacher used to always say that if you want to see how solid your connection is, with a lot, it's a very easy thing.
Just go and see how long you can make do out without getting tired.
You know how sometimes when you go to a foreign state, you go to like, you know, I don't know, somewhere, someone weird, like Arkansas or something, okay? When you go there, you go to visit a friend. And it happens to be your friend's cousin is getting married. And he says to you Come with me, have you guys ever been in that kind of situation? We're in where you're in a different state and your relative, a friend says, I have someone else getting married, come with me. And you go to that wedding, and when you go to that party or wedding, you're the only person there and you don't know anyone. And all of a sudden the tablecloth becomes very interesting. And the carpet patterns
are not very relevant. And you're realizing the different depths you have any watching and thinking where did they get this done to you know, kind of Harlan will either be alone he knew all the bruises in his body. You're thinking of all the different times which happened where and all the most weird things become interesting. And you just keep asking yourself, when can I get out of here? into the people that are at your table? Only kind of conversation you can make with him as someone they can brother, how are you? What's your name? What do you do? Mashallah. Sonico brother Howard, are you what do you do? Mashallah, Sorry, brother, how are you? That's all we can say. That's what
happens with most of us and what the only thing that comes to your mind is, I gotta get out of here because this is very awkward. Yes or no? I gotta get out of here because it's very awkward. That's what happens to most of us when we come to the masjid. We raised our hands in front of a lot. Oh, allow your great Oh, allow your first will allow your last. Oh, allow your greed. Oh, allow your first we don't know what to say. It's so awkward. And then we keep looking at the clock. We're looking at the carpet. Look, it sounds reading a lot. Everything when we get out of here. When do I get out of here. When I get out of here. Your dad comes 10 minutes late to pick you up. You're
swearing at your dad underneath your breath. Oh my god, I can't believe he's laid again. And it's so awkward. All we're trying to do is get out of there. We have to ask ourselves is our connection with Allah awkward. And with when you're with your friends, if you're sitting with some friends, someone that you love, your wife, your children, your good friends? Do you look at the time, every five minutes every two minutes. Sometimes the entire night will pass by and you'll say Wow, I didn't realize six hours went by because you don't get tired of speaking to friends. And this is what happens to those who are friends with Allah. They don't get tired from asking from Allah subhanho wa
Taala. So this is something we can gauge ourself with the power of our law and how long we can make the law to Allah subhana wa Tada. I met one scholar in a in Hutch with this island.
I believe it was two years ago, three years ago, we were in Madina munawwara We just finished giving our regards to the those buried in the in the graveyard of Medina menorah. And when we were going back to our hotel we just gave Salaam to the prophets of Allah how it was set up and we were leaving. And when we were passing by when we were going to a hotel when I saw one shift, and I recognized the shift because I had seen that shift almost 10 years ago in Bombay. His name is shift money. And I saw him I said shift when he said yes. I said look, we've come with a group of young men and young men right here and sisters love what decisions were there and we came for Hajj. Can
you please give us some advice and some hot Allah He gave some very good
Advice. You guys want to hear the advice?
Actually, I didn't prepare to give it to you guys. Let me see if I can find it pretty quickly. It might be in my notes somewhere.
I'm not going to find it okay to leave, but maybe another time. I'll give you guys advice. It was some very good advice he gave at the end of that advice. One thing that he said was that he said at the end of that advice, he said, in my group, we have a competition to see who can make to offer longer.
You guys ever heard competitions who could remark on on who could read more follow up? He said, we have competition to see who could make to offer longer. And he said the longest law minute our group so far was a sister who made law if I'm correct, if I remember correctly, he said for nine hour Street.
How many hours we were in Madina munawwara in which the Maybelline is telling us that there was eight to nine hours ceilings, can we imagine eight to nine minutes First of all,
when the amount is making the Quran we're saying Yeah, law, please let the mom Have mercy on us. The lenders are getting the most the sources are going to be hard. I'm standing at the back. I'm sweating. We're making lame excuses. Eight, nine minutes that is and you're eight nine hours. So we pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us a thief to learn to make law offers, understand the importance of making the law and there is no time in the year in which it is so important to learn to make dua, then the last 10 nights of Ramadan. Is that true or false? So we're going to focus on learning how to make one inshallah and the next few reflections
okay that Allah subhanaw taala gives us the fifth to understand what has been said. So bottom line, the use of Hanukkah, llama, Shadow ally line and stuff come into play. After the honor
ceremony come to light on over