Tawakkul & Qadr

Ibraheem Menk


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The importance of trusting Allah's sub hangings and his" is discussed, along with avoiding negative behavior and hedging for greater reward. The speaker emphasizes the benefits of hedging and the importance of choosing the harder path for hedging. The speaker also mentions a short episode on hedging and encourages viewers to make sessions beneficial.

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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh insha Allah in today's episode we'll be answering two questions that were asked the first is

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wanting an explanation when it comes to Tawakkol. So somebody was asking can you please explain to us and the other person said, Could you please speak about leather with machete Brahim as usual, Masha, Allah says, Welcome back. Alhamdulillah it's good to be back, masha Allah, when it comes to Tawakoni.

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What would you define the word cool as some of the conditions or the conditions we find people on on two extremes, those who are completely attached to the means and their own efforts. And then there's those who just sit back and say, Allah will provide.

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To work will first and foremost means ultimate, which means to lean upon something. So when you lean upon something, you're literally taking that as your strong pillar of support. So literally to lean upon Allah subhanho wa taala, to lean upon the fact that you know that Allah subhana, what Allah is there for you is what Turquie is broadly defined, you know.

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So trusting Allah subhanho wa taala, and trusting that he will come through for you. Now, when it comes to the ASVAB. And the means, definitely we should take by the means Allah subhanho wa Taala has made certain things

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a way for us to achieve something. So if you want a glass of water, you have to go pick up the water, fill it up, and obviously in that trusting that Allah subhanaw taala will provide for you. So that's a very simplistic example. But it is something that can be used to in the rest of our lives. So one is the sub the means that we should take by and the second is to trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala for either as M fatawa Kilala when you have made a decision in your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala or when you have decided to do something, and you go ahead with it Bismillah your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala and go ahead with the trust in Allah Allah, is that your agenda? You know,

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what you've mentioned? A lot of people they've had, they've had this exact same definition. What would you say when it comes to people, obviously, people differ when it comes to that our call, you find that there's those who, and I'm talking about those doing the right things, those taking by the means, find that there's those who may take when it comes to security, for example, securing the houses, they've got the walls and the fences and etc, etc, etc. What then

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puts a person in a position to say, You know what, I've done everything I've now put my trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala and then the content even if anything goes wrong, versus somebody who has done everything, but they still living in that worry and they completely anxious. Well, it's the level of humanity, the level of belief and toward coolin Allah subhanho wa Taala the whole point is to trust Allah completely and totally knowing that he is your protector, he is your guardian, he is the one who will fulfill your needs and wants, etc. So When embarking on a project, or in life generally you know someone is trying very hard and has been going at it for years, and they begin to

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wonder when will the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala come when will my doors open up when will I be granted sustenance, that is when you tell what matters most, or many at all colada, Allah, the hospital, and the one woman who has trust in Allah subhanho wa taala, then he is enough for him, he is enough for him. So such a person should be actually just renew their faith and think of Allah subhanho wa Taala think of the fact that he is there, he has heard me and He will take me through. And that's where Tawakkol is all about that today. We have people lacking or many of us lack intellicode trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala we believe that it will open up and things will get

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better because at times we've been suffering for five years, 10 years, 15 years and the person may begin to wonder when is the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala coming, but that is when you have that telecoil that trust that Allah will open the doors, it will become easier. You know, there's a question that I don't I don't think has an A there is no correct answer to it because it involves the unseen but I'd like to hear your opinion on it. You know, there's certain things when it comes to this topic of delicate. Let's say there's something you want to achieve or you want to get or let's say a person is sick, for example. And they try and by all means they've taken their

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medicines, etc. They've been to the doctors, and they also saying I've put my trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala and they haven't been cured. I think this group of people they would still carry on until they find that cure. But what happens when it comes to a group of people we

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They've put their trust in Allah subhanho wa taala. They've taken by the means, let's say somebody wants to get married example to a certain girl, and it happens. And they say, You know what? I've tried my best I've put my trust in Allah subhanho wa taala. It's not happening. Is there a point? Do they have to carry on persevering? Is there a point they should stop? If there is when should they stop? Obviously, it's it's to do with the unseen, whether they're going to get it or not. But I'd like to hear your take, you know, this ties into tactics and what is written for you. Sometimes something is not written for you, but that means that Allah subhanho wa Taala has done what is best

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for you. And that's where your TOEIC call comes in knowing that I trust Allah subhanaw taala he is my guide is doing what is best for me. So part of Torquil is submission to what Allah subhanho wa Taala has decreed. Yes, I will do my best. Yes, I will try Yes, I will approach the parents, yes, I will speak to them, I will make an effort to be financially stable, etc. So I do my best. And then I just leave the rest to Allah subhanho wa taala. Knowing that look, if it's not written for me Alhamdulillah and this is where I like the example of marriage because many people decide on a certain person and they focus on that person and say, That's it. I'm only going to marry this person

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and you sometimes have them say statements like it will be them or nobody at all. But who told you that it will be nobody at all? What happens tomorrow when someone much better comes up? And the opportunity is there? Are you now going to say no, it was always that person. But Allah subhanho wa Taala provided for you. So never hone your entire focus on to one person and say, This is the only efficient way to see that there are many fish in the sea. Open up your mind and understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala nothing is impossible for him where you feel, it may be impossible. You feel it may not happen. For Allah subhanho wa Taala it is still possible it can happen he can make it

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happen. So that's Yeah, well, what about those who say that? You know what, if it's written for me, it's written for me, I'm not going to do anything. If it's written and it's going to come my way it will happen and if it's not written for me, it's not going to come. We just spoke about how a person who truly puts his trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala should actually do something they should go through the correct avenues. Absolutely. So we need a balance between the two. One is a person who just sits back and says you know what? I'm doing nothing. If it's written for me, it's written for me. And this is not workable. Because the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us

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the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, that our Karuna Allah Allah have categorically that if you were to trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala that true trust the way that you are really meant to trust in Him, let us know Come Come to Playa del do female son water will be a partner he would have fed you or sustain you in the manner that he sustains a bird, it goes out in the morning, empty bellied and it comes out comes back in the evening full with a full stomach. So someone cannot sit at home and say that you know what? Allah subhanho wa Taala will provide and it will come and it will happen. And I will just sit here and yes, it will happen. Because Allah

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subhanho wa Taala has promised to sustain you sustain you so you will receive your sustenance, but you have done it without

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without the work cool and trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala I remember a story of two brothers. And these two brothers, they would actually, uh, one would argue to say that, look, we don't need to do anything, Allah will provide for us. And the other brother would say no, we should try and work can do our best. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will provide. So the one day one brother went out.

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And the brother who said that, look,

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I believe we should just sit he sat back at home. So the brother went out and he started looking and he came across an apple tree. So he picked some apples and he came back home. And he says, You see, he threw one apple at his brother and he said, You see, I told you that Allah will provide for me. And that brother sitting down he says, while I'm sitting here I did not think that Allah provided for me. So the two perspectives that this puts things into perspective, one actually had to trust in trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala in the manner that he wanted him to trust by going out there and trying and doing his best, even if he came back with nothing. It meant that he did what was in his

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means and what he could do. And he did the right thing the other brother received but with no trust in Allah subhanahu Attallah in the manner that he was supposed to trust in Him. His telework code was short of proper to a coding they call

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It Tawakkol where you don't actually go out and do anything, you just sit and say Allah will provide a no hold on, Allah wants you to go out there and that's why he gave you hands and feet and legs and eyes and you know all of this, so do your best. And to Allah leave this and I think he would go back to the best generation, the Sahaba or the Allahu Anhu. And obviously, they lived with the Mr. Salah Allah salah, and it's mentioned that Omar will topple the Allahu Anhu. In his reign, he found people who were in the masjid like constantly in the masjid. And he chased them out to in order for them to go and work and he told them, Don't you know that the heavens Don't Rain, gold and silver, ie you

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also need to go and provide, you need to go and look for, you know, what, what you need for you to sustain yourself, your families, etc. And I think that sometimes there's people who, who don't realize this, there's some sometimes people think that you know, what, let me sit back, everybody will provide for me, and at times they even have, unfortunately, they may have a superiority complex where they feel you know what, it's because I've reached a certain level, or I'm assert I'm at a level of piety that everybody must serve. And then you'll find people from the they start claiming a traits of God who say, now I don't have to perform Salah and I don't have to do this, I don't have

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to do that. So it's a very dangerous road to Trait number one and number two, it's something that was discouraged, especially when it comes to the best of generations and that's why we find this many a hadith the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one day, a man came to ask from him to give him from sadaqa and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam could have given him this man could have said that, you know, it's written for me, give me if it's written for me. But he told him no, because he saw him as young and strong. And he told him for you, it's better to go and chop wood, you know, you gather wood and give people wood and earn that little bit. So you don't have to ask

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anybody. Also, when it comes to people have mentioned the people of Yemen, a group from amongst them, they wanted to go for Hajj, but they never used to take any provision. And they were actually reprimanded for that. That's what Allah says in the Quran. What is a word for in a hurry was added Taqwa maintaining the balance, what is what do take your provisions when it comes for Hajj. So you need a mode of transport in those days to write today, you need a cow or plane ticket for something. You need your food essentially in safety of the road. But remembering that you'll never escape that duck deer of Allah subhanho wa Taala and says for inhalers Zaditor for the best is the best

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provision you can take his Dakhla you know, coming to that point of whatsoever do that. Take your provision, would it be okay for people to choose a harder means of transport or a harder way to go to hajj when you have the option of choosing something easy, you know, the easier path we see many times you know this example I don't want to give specific modes, because we don't want to attack specific people. But just as a general guideline, I think for my opinion anyways, for 99.999% of the people going for Hajj, they would obviously prefer and they would choose the easiest mode of transport. In fact, let me correct myself Yes to get for us to get to Hajj they would. But then you

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find that there's some people who say you know what, I insist on walking from alpha to Modelica way they could have caught the train for example, the package provides them with the train or it provides them with a bus it provides them with a taxi. And here this, especially for those who are unable to this nothing extra is there is no extra reward in you trying to tire yourself such that you're unable to perform the other acts of worship yesterday it is mentioned that the messages Allahu alayhi wa sallam told one of his wives, that your your your reward one of his wives or one of the Sahaba Your reward is according to your Masaka according to the difficulty, yes, that's at the

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time of difficulty where the difficulty was already present. It's not it's not a chosen difficulty to say okay, this was the easy way. And this was the hard way. Let me choose the hardware, you know, then the other 0.0001% who may choose to go

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walking or on bicycles or cars or whoever has been whoever still going to go again, if if you I personally feel if a person is doing it, thinking that this will make my hedge more superior to somebody who may have gone in an aeroplane or somebody who may have gone with an easier mode of transport like a car for example.

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I think that that would be an incorrect assumption. Incorrect belief because Allah gave the choice to go

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This way or that way, that's number one. Number two, there's some people to be fake. At times. There's people who who swim across the ocean from one point to another. And they tried to do what they call raise awareness, raise funds for people to understand that better. Again, people have would have different opinions. Personally, I think that if somebody is doing it for a more noble cause, they're not harming themselves, understanding that they're not obliged to walk to Hajj understanding that even if they started on their journey, and they find it was too difficult. It's not possible they could take the easier route. Then, in sha Allah, I personally think that would be

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fine. Also, when it comes to when it comes to this specific point at times people say okay, you know what, I'm walking all the way to Hajj I'm cycling all the way to Hajj, I'm doing the most difficult thing to get to how much are you doing for the sake of Allah? Are you doing it? What's your intention? Are you doing it for Allah? Are you doing it to become famous and money? Number one, number two, if you've claimed something, Are you honest, in your claim? Are you somebody who's claiming to do to do it the difficult way and then just Apparently you're doing it difficult when people say Oh, mashallah, he did this, this this, and you actually didn't do it that way. You may be

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making your hedge to be a lie or deception or a fraud.

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You know, Rasulullah saw Salam Mahi Rasool allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam abena and Brian in Tara is melamine, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whenever presented with an opportunity of you know, to do something easier, he chose the easier path. So long as it was not a sin. And this is something that we find people believing that they actually earn a lot more reward by choosing something harder. And that's the point that struck me from the entire point that you made, which is, you know what, you're not actually necessarily achieving greater reward by choosing something harder when you have the choice to choose that which is easier. In fact, that's one thing that is the

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opposite, which is to choose that which is easy, and go by that. And when it comes to hedge, it's so long, there's so many people, there's so many acts of worship, by you, you've actually got to preserve your energy. When you're moving, for example, from Mina, to our fan, and out of the two most deadly for animals deliver to Mina and you still got to pout, and then you've got to go to Mark and you've got to make a laugh and all that traffic, I mean, just to move four kilometres, you could sit in the bus for five and six hours and still not reach when you need all that energy. And Allah has given you that option. You'd rather take the easier path, save your energy for do and to perform

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all your other Arcanum pillars of hedge in the best possible manner. Yes, and all of this ties into into Tawakkol. Because when you have opportunity to do something, do it and choose the easier path, choose that which is easily possible. Sometimes, I feel like people choose the harder path despite having access to more resources. So sometimes you have the opportunity to do something in an easier way. But you choose the harder path, even in business, for example, simply because No, I should make this from a small thing into a big, you know, business, etc. But if you have the opportunity to start a bit bigger and make life easier for yourself, you're giving yourself that Head Start, where

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you can actually start and grow much faster. So take what is easy, and when it's not within your means and your resources, then use whatever you have at hand and grow like that. Yeah, I think that's that's a fair point that at times Allah has given certain people in certain fields a head start. So it may be for example, somebody who's seeking knowledge they may have started when they were children, and then they have that Headstart, and then there's somebody who was getting into business, they may know nothing about business, but they inherited an empire. And you find somebody who may be doing something else, they've either been gifted or they've been given a headstart or a

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certain talent or an ability that's, that's your good fortune that Allah subhanho wa Taala has written for you. So you might as well take it with both hands and make the most of it. You find people at times, they only want to hear of the story of the guy who went from absolute nothing or who started the most difficult way and then rose up the ladder but what they don't realize is that maybe one out of 100 guys other 99 may not have actually climbed that ladder so wherever you've got an easier option, you've got a head start, you might as well take your advantage. Mark allaahu V Bucha, Amin with ECAM I think that was a nice short episode, inshallah we've discussed our call

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Tawakkol as well as other and being an ally. In the next episode we will be looking at a different topic. For those viewers we ask Allah to grant us goodness and baraka and make these sessions beneficial Amin

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SallAllahu wasallam albaraka and even Muhammad Ali was a huge marine Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato