Trials and tribulations
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respected a satisfy Kira, Allah microm dear friends and my beloved elders in Islam, and hamdulillah by the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We have gathered today on this blessed day to remember the struggles of Ibrahim Ali Salaam, which he went through, along with his family members, when we look, when we look deeply into the life of Ibrahim Ali Salaam will come to a conclusion that after all those trials and tribulations Hazrat Ibrahim Ali Salaam succeeded mela Super subhanho wa Taala make us like him. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us with the same vision which Ibrahim Ali Salaam had, and May He give us the ability to carry on the legacy of Ibrahim Ali Salaam which he left behind
respected elders and friends. A question which we need to ask ourselves looking at the life of Ibrahim Ali Salaam is that are we succeeding in the test which are coming in our lives? Or are we going to succeed in the test which we are going to face in the near future? Or are we even a little closer to the path of E prime Allah Salam when it comes to facing the test which are coming from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah Allah says in the Holy Quran, Allah has given us way in utero aku aku Amina hula, you've known a prophet Muhammad, tell your people do their thing, that we will leave them alone without being tested simply by saying armineh simply by saying that we believe in Allah,
and we trust in Allah and that's it. No, and that is a topic of discussion today. Why so many tests? Why so many struggle? Why so many mahshahr kill what is the reason behind it? You think that this is the test which is bad enough? A little time passes and another test comes your do? Allah Allah says in the Holy Quran Wanaka fraternal Athena Min cobley him we inflicted and we tested the people before you What does that mean? It means that we tested the people before you so you will also be tested. What makes you think you are so special? What makes you think that you stand out or what makes you think that you have an exception? You will be texted, tested like the people before you.
In fact, Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in an ad that and he predicted that this oma will be tested in many ways.
A beautiful narration of psyche of Muslims. in which there is a hadith which is narrated by appleid nam regnal Asante, Allahu Allahu. He mentions that upon one occasion Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to us, that every prophet has an obligation upon Him, to inform his people or to warn his people regarding the things he knows, every prophet has that obligation upon him, and I am warning you, and I'm informing you that Judy Luffy awali ha off here to ha in the earlier stages of this oma, there is the the earliest stages of this oma are the blesser days, there are good days, and we can learn it from the life of Sahaba. We can look at the era of Sahaba guandolo talmage, when
they saw prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They saw the conquest of Makkah, they saw Islam spreading from China, till on the loose in the human history, you will never find a generation or a civilization, which progressed within within the passing of one generation, like how sabaragamuwa talmage Marine progressed with their civilization. So Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam said that
The earlier days of this oma are blesser days. But then he said what via CD ha Bella Wu Tang Kira ha but the later generation, the later days is where the oma shall be tested. were more in tune Kira. And the test will be such that people won't understand what to do. They will be flabbergasted, they will be scared. And after every test upon the arrival of every test, they will say, how the movie karate how the mollica t this test is going to destroy me. This test is going to finish me this virus is going to finish me losing of job is going to finish me the passing away of my beloved one is going to finish me on a lighter note.
Paying school fees is going to finish me again on a lighter note paying the paying the salary of my employees and employers will finish me. So people are going to say Harvey mollica t this is going to destroy me. And then within Kashi the test will be lifted. What does another test will come again people will say fire kulu Harvey okay not that one, this test is going to destroy me. People will be scared. So this is something that we sell a lot It was predicted years ago. It comes in another generation of Muslims. That Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam was seated on the on the roof of his house with a few Sahaba he looked around and then he looked at the Sahaba and he said to them
that Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to send tests to you. And the Lama mentioned when he said to you he meant the oma that Allah Allah Allah tala shall send test to you like the falling of the rain, like the falling of the rain can you run away from rain? At some level you will get wet. So that is what Nabhi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us now respected elders and friends. Let us try and understand how the Quran defines test in the Holy Quran. What is the word that Allah subhanho wa Taala has used to explain test. The word used in the Quran to explain test is the word fitna, fitna, the root word of this word is Fatah, noon, the linguistical, meaning to
separate the good from the bad to separate the good from the evil. That is why, in the classical Arabic in the pre Islamic period, a goldsmith was known as fatahna. Why because a goldsmith takes the raw material, and then he cleans it, he takes out the pure gold and he separates it from the filthy and raw material. That is why a goldsmith was known as fatahna. And that is the word Allah subhanho wa Taala is using the Holy Quran to describe a test which is fitna. What does that explain to us? It explains to us that whenever a test comes your way, do you fall under the under the group of pure gold? Or under the group of raw material and field? Are you ready to stand up against that
test? Are you ready to fight the test with the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala and look at what Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a hadith every time
a test comes to you, then there are two ways in which your heart will respond. The first one is where your heart is going to reject it. It is going to reject it because you you have firm conviction in Allah, you won't be shaken by the test. And the other way Your heart is going to absorb absorb it, and when the heart will absorb it. It will leave a black.in your heart levy Salah lava Islam is saying this in a deep and every time a test comes it's either you will reject, absorb, reject absorb, when you keep absorbing this test, it will keep increasing that black.to such an extent that the whole heart becomes black, dark, and if a person keeps rejecting the test and he
stands against it, then his heart will become mitla suffer like white slow, bright, with the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala so all these verses of Holy Quran, all this explanation of the Quran, all this a hadith of Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are telling us one thing that this oma will be tested on individual level on a society level on a community community level, national level. international level, this oma will be tested. We are supposed to stand up and stay firm and ask for the help of Allah subhana wa Tada. Now when we have proven that the sooner will be tested, calamities are going to come I would like to put three points in front of you. The first point which
we have to keep in our minds,
Every time a test or a calamity comes knocking on our door is that what is the purpose of a testament? What is the goal? What is the reason? Why does Allah subhanho wa Taala test someone? Allah Allah says in the Holy Quran, Allah Ya Allah man Allahu Allah Dena Sadako when Allah Mandelker de bien
have assurity that Allah tala we know those who are truthful when they say amen. We believe we trust in Allah and Allah tala, we know those who are lying when they say we believe in Allah we trust in Allah Alhamdulillah everybody seated here will say that we believe in Allah we all say that and we believe in that be present presence here is an indication that we all believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala and I can make you say hundred and 10%. The level of speech will be saying the level of speech will be equal, when we will say La Isla in LA, but the level of emotion of each individual will be different. Someone's Eman will be touching the sky, someone's Eman May Allah subhana wa Taala
protect us will be under the ground. So that is what we are supposed to understand the first thing our actions are supposed to meet our level of speech. When we say we believe in Allah, we trust a lot. Let us show it in our actions. That is the first thing we should keep in our mind after every test. The second thing which we should keep in our mind, we should understand is that we should increase the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala whenever it just has to come knocking on the door. That was the practice of the pious predecessors that was the practice of all the MBR all the prophets all the Sahaba talanoa in there is why nothing Mohamed Salah Allahu alayhi wa sallam said
that whenever a person has to increase his worship, in times of difficulties, he will get the reward of migrating towards me. It is as though he's making hegira from Makkah to Medina towards me, Allah, Allah He we should be so thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala regardless of all the tests we have around us, we are not facing any challenges or difficulties when it comes to increasing our worship. Go to India look at the brothers of Rohingya look at the brothers of Uyghur look at the brothers of Syria. Son dies, father dies, houses demolished, and then they have to stand up and increase their worship. Imagine how difficult it must be. We don't have to do that. We don't have to do that. We
have to increase our worship we have to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanho wa Taala his help will come that was the way of the pious predecessors and that is what Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam did, it comes in a hadith
that upon one occasion, Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam woke up in the middle middle of the night. And then he did this, he did this and he said that a hole this big a hole equal to this hole has been opened for your jujin module. Youjin module is a creation which is going to come prior to the last day prior to prior to karma so Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that a hole as hope opened equal to this hole. Is there someone to stand up and increases Salah perform Salah, asked for the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala and is this someone to wake others to to ask for the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala that was the practice of Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and we should increase our hours our supplications It is very important, as small as it looks, but it is one of the greatest tool of inviting the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala all these two hours which you are seeing on social media floating Lyla elantas of anarchy Nico antamina dalemain la la la la la la la sharika la escuela la one in Milwaukee don't just forward them mean it when you read them. Ask for the help of Allah these do as are so effective will allow you look at this beautiful narration upon one occasion.
Other Saad Saad is mentioning this narration he entered the masjid and he saw the man with the low dollar who sit in a corner and he was actually staring at her that sodre the Allahu talana at the top can see that the man is looking at me so that sad greeted a Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu and hundred Monrovia low dollar who didn't reply
to smile ready about Allah who didn't reply. So that sadra the about Allah who felt bad, and this was the time and the error of the rumor was he allowed on? So sodre the yellow Talon who goes to the groomer, and he complained that was man didn't reply to my salon.
Now knowing how to mandra the low Talon who the most humble the most generous, the most wise, the most beautiful person we know, amongst the Sava, so that O'Meara, the yellow tala, who called The both of them, and they were seated.
So either tomorrow, the yellow Talon who asked the whole incident to postman, and other to squander the low talent who denied that I don't remember, in fact that Saad mentioned a hell of a lot too. He took an oath that nothing like this happened. So I also took an oath I also took a cousin that known this happened and other two Smiley's saying it didn't happen. So then other sadra the yellow Talon started reminding them to smile. You were seated in the masjid, you were seated in this corner, you were doing this other sad started painting the whole picture. That is when the tooth man or the yellow Talon who remembered and he said a softer aloha to boil a little lava tube we lay I asked for
the forgiveness of Allah and I returned to him I asked for the forgiveness of Allah and I returned to him or sad Forgive me. Whenever I think of this one two hour which Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has taught me It occupies my heart. It occupies my mind. It occupies my eyes. I don't know what is happening around me when I think of that. Dr. So now that sadra the yellow dollar, who starts his story that I think so I know the two hour which you are talking about. I remember upon one occasion, I was seated with the Prophet of Allah and the Prophet of Allah said, that shall I not inform you of a do that if you have to start with that dua, then Allah subhanho wa Taala will lift
all the calamities all the hardships you're going through, and as he was about to inform me, a Bedouin walked in and he started walking. He started talking to Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam. He said a lot became busy, and then every sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam stood up, and he started going to his house, and I didn't find it appropriate out of respect to ask him then there so I followed him, and I kept following him in his respect, until Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam reached his house and when he reached by the door of his house, I tried to do something which makes him notice that I'm behind. He put his step hard, so that it's like doing so now he said, a lot of them can see
that they someone behind so now we sell a lot while Islam turns and says, Is this a boy's house? Is this sad? That sad says yes, it is me then other sauces that oh prophet of Allah, what is the dua? What is that you are so Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam replied, It is the two of us Allah His salam, which he was praying when he was in the belly of that fish. And it is Laila iolanta, soup Anna canikin two minute Gollum in lung, Yahoo, Bihar Shea and illustre job whenever a believer is inflicted with a calamity or a hardship and if he has to pray this dua la Illa Illa Allah canikin tominaga alameen Allah subhanho wa Taala will lift the hatch.
So let us supplicate and what more clear indication do we need? Allah says in the Holy Quran fanola his job, but sooner
whenever we inflicted them with a calamity or with a test only if the other
if they came back they cry, and they may do
so do we all make the intention of making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala The third thing which we have to keep in our mind is that whenever a test has to come knocking on your door, then go to the knowledgeable people around you go to the wise people around you don't get caught up in emotions. It is very important to go by the wise people around you and take their advice because they can see the fitna before even it reaches your dough. They want to inform you that the fitna has come after it has come. They will tell you about the fitna before it has to come, go to the people of expertise,
who can advise you according to their expertise in line with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Allah subhanho wa Taala look at what happened at the time of qarun it is mentioned in the Quran qarun
richer than the richest man we can have right now. He had treasure chest as big as this member, thousand of treasure chest. It is mentioned in the Quran that the people who used to live the keys for his treasure chest were more than a dozen. Imagine the wealth he had called diamond rupees and walking with his entourage, silk
that kind of on the people. But when he was working with his people, there was only one group which looked at qarun and said that there is a fitna coming. There is a fitna coming, which group was that? wacana levina Oh, ye Lacan tabula. The people of knowledge, the wise people of this society.
formed the other Muslims that there is a fitna coming, be careful of it. So these are the three things we should keep in front of us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us and Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the ability to practice on whatever has been saved. There is an important part