Lessons from Surah Al-Kahf – Jumah Khutbah

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Delivered on 13th October 2017, this Jumah Khutbah discusses the core theme of Surah Al-Kahf and fundamental lessons related to this theme from the stories in this Surah.

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hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was salam wa rahmatullah al Ameen.

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We begin by creating a loss of a handle with Allah and ask Allah to Cindy's Peace and blessings upon the final prophet Muhammad ibn Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and all those who follow his way with righteousness until the last day. Today's topic is on Surah Al Kahf, the 18th surah in the Quran, which is found directly in the middle of the Quran. This is the in terms of the actual side of the Quran. This is the middle part of the Quran, chapter number 18. And it's a very important surah because it is directly linked to the day of tomorrow is directly linked to Friday. Many of us are unaware of this, but there is a very important, a very important practice that the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wasallam has emphasized that we do already have trauma. And I'm hoping that through this short discussion, I will be able to motivate you to revive the sooner in your life. And that is the recitation of Surah alkaff every single Friday. This is something which is established in the authentic hadith. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has stated that surah Alka serves as a light from one Juma to the next, it says authentic hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stated that surah Alka serves as a neuro as a light from one Juma to the next. In order to understand this Hadees we need to understand the usage of the word nor or light in the Quran and

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Hadees the word new or light is very often in the Quran and Hadees used as a metaphor to mean guidance. For example, the Quran is described as rule meaning a Quran is a means of guidance, allow us to have a handle what Allah describes himself Uluru sumati will arrive there light of the heavens and earth and many of them are Syrian say this means that all of the guidance that is found on heaven and earth comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so throughout the Quran and Sunnah, you will find this usage of the word nor to mean light and you need guidance. So in this release, we take it in the same meaning that the recitation of surah Alka from one Friday to the next is a means

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of guidance for you. This means that if you spend your if you take our time on Friday, and it takes between 20 to 25 minutes, if you're reading slowly, and for those of you need a bit faster, it takes about 10 to 15 minutes every Friday to recite surah Alka, if you do this one practice every Friday, this surah will guide your actions for the next week. So this is a Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Many of us are not aware of the stream now. It is something we need to revive in our lives, the lives of our families, that every single Friday, we should take our time to decide for our craft and to reflect upon its meanings and lessons. And that is what we are going to do

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today. Today we are going to look at the main message of funeral costs. What is this sutra about? And how can we implement its main message in our lives. Surah alga is a job with a background it's a makansutra. It was revealed in Makkah, and from amongst the unique characteristics of the McCune surahs is that they tend to focus on our beliefs, and on stories. And this is exactly what you find throughout throughout Catholics beliefs, story, story, beliefs, stories, story, beliefs, the whole story, the whole suit is made up of stories and beliefs. And the stories themselves are stories of things we haven't seen, so we have to believe in them. So it's also a matter of belief. The whole

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store is a store of beliefs. And it revolves around a central theme related to our beliefs. And that is our belief about this world. You see many people out there, they wonder why does this world exist? What's the point of this world? Why are we here?

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What what's going on on earth? And what am I supposed to do with the next 60 years of my life? Why are we on earth? Now, in other Juma goodbyes, you may have learned about why we exist, right? A lot of hell just in the Quran, He created us to worship him. But why does the earth exist? Why does the earth exists a lot you have a handle that answers this question in the beginning of Surah Al Kahf, verse number eight, and the beginning of student work was number two, Allah says that he has made everything on earth beautiful to test which

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You will do the best deeds, and then he will reduce everything on earth to nothing. Meaning this earth exists solely as a temporary test. This whole earth is a test. And like any other test that has a deadline has a finish point where it will end. And then all that matters. After that test is over after this earth is over all that matters are your beliefs and your deeds. That's all going to matter when this is showing these two words are largely binding us that this word is temporary, it's going to end without question. Every person you know, including yourself is going to end. Everything you know is going to end every Empire will end every country will end every superpower will end, you

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will end I will end this whole world will end. All that is left after that is our souls and our souls will be judged on the Day of Judgment according to their beliefs and their deeds.

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And surah. More Allah subhanaw taala gives us the same message at the very beginning of the surah where he says he created death and life to test which of you are going to do the best deeds. Again, notice that in this verse, Allah focuses on the quality of our deeds, not the quantity, Allah does not say he created the earth to see who is going to do the most deeds, it's who's going to do the best deeds. The quality of our ibadah is even more important than the quantity of our ibadah meaning someone who plays two rockets of 100. And he cries his eyes out to Allah and he connects with a lot of those two rockets. His two rockets of the hybrid have more value in the eyes of Allah than

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someone who played the whole night and did not affect the email no harm in any way.

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Because the quality of the bothers even more important than the quantity.

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So getting into the main theme of the student, we said the surah is about the test of life. Now what's interesting about the surah is it's made up of stories, the entire surah is story upon story. And the afore story is told in details in the surah. And the full story that is hinted at in the surah but told in details elsewhere in the Quran. And the scholars of Tafseer have explained that each of these stories teaches us about one of the tests of life. And when we understand all of the stories, we understand all of the multitude of ways in which we are tested in life should have four stories that make up the essence of Surah Al Cox is number one the story of God means the key is the

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story of the people of the cave. This is the longest story in Surah Al Kahf, the one that is told in the most details, the one that the surah is named after, and it is the one which contains the most important lesson about the most important test we will face in life. After the story is over. Another story begins a parable about two men and a garden. When that story is over, there is a reminder about a story told elsewhere in the Quran. The story of Adam and Shiva is not mentioned in Surah caffee details is just one verse, verse 50, we all know reminds us that she bonded over him. And then two more stories are told the details at the very end of the surah the story of Musa and Al

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Qaeda and the story of Zorro coordinate. Now these four stories each focus on people being tested in a different way. And when you understand these four tests, you know what to prepare for in life, and you are able to deal with the test that you are going to face in the upcoming week. Because make no doubt about have no doubt about this. Our lives are the test. If you are not being tested in one way you're being tested in another way in the store in the store. What's amazing is, is a test that looks like a test, followed by a test that does not look like a test. And then again and then again. What do I mean by this, the people of the cave were kicked out of the city, they were driven into

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exile. Anybody can agree that's a test, right? The next story is about a guy who gets very, very rich. And he doesn't realize that getting very rich is a test. This is followed by a story where a lot of bad things happen. A ship is broken or a child is killed is a story we can see this is a test we've been tested yet. And then that's followed by a story where we'll coordinate a righteous leader takes over many countries. That's a good thing. But what we don't realize is that good thing just like the man who earned a lot of money, this good thing is also a test. And so this the surah balance is our it shows us one test that looks negative. So we know it's a test and then reminds us

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that they are also tests that seem positive, but we must not forget that they are testing life. So even wealth and power

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And successful artists. And this is a major theme throughout the sutra. So let's get started because we only have about 20 minutes to go through each of these stories. So I will try to spend five minutes on each story. The first story is the story of the people of the cave. This story is something which was known to the Arabs of Makkah. And what happened according to some of the Hades, narrations, they wanted to test a prophet Muhammad Sallallahu. wasallam was a true prophet a lot. So they asked the Jews to give them some questions that only a true prophet will be able to answer and some trick questions. So they came up with the questions tell us details about the soul about the

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rule. So that was the first question. The second question, tell us the story of the people of the cave. And the third question was, tell us the story of Luke Courtney. And so surah, 17 and 18 were revealed answering these questions. So there are 17 answers the question about the soul. And that was a trick question because the Jews told the Arabs, that a true prophet will tell you that only Allah knows about the foot. So this is how you're gonna catch him out. That is not the real prophet. So what was revealed in Surah, Elisa, they asked you about the soul, tell them the soul in a matter of Allah, and you only know a little bit about it. That's what I'm looking for first, his past, the

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people of the cave, many different versions of the story circulated amongst the Christian and pagan and Jewish communities, right until today, right until today, if you read the Christian history books, there's a variety of different versions of the story in circulation, the Quran team clarified the game, the correct version of the story. And he begins with the verse that we are going to narrate to you the true story at the zoo coordinate, the stories mentioned at the end of the surah as well. So the people the team, basically, the story is about something that happened about 200 or 300 years before the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, where there was a community of

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Arabs, where people used to worship idols, right, which at that point in time was the norm in our society, people were worshipping idols. And in the society, there were seven young people who began to think for themselves. And many of them were fascinating. See, the seven young people were from the upper class of society, they were wealthy businessmen, they were princes, they are people who are like, you know, they had a good life. But they as often happens, even the world today, when people have a good life, and they don't have Allah, they feel empty, you start to look for something. And that's what these seven young boys did, they began to look for purpose, they began to

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look for meaning they began to look for why do they exist, and all seven of them individually came to the same conclusion that these idols are wrong, and the only one God and we need to worship Him. And so the seven of them met, and they became friends, they bonded over this belief in what Allah but now the community turned against him. And again, this is something which happens all too often today, where if you have a community that all agree upon a belief, no matter how wrong that belief is, as a young person comes forward, and housing they are wrong, what happens that young person is finished, right? The community destroys him. So that's what they tried to do to these seven young

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boys, they tricked into stone them to get. So they had no choice but to go into exile. But they had a problem, every community around in the idol worshippers, they could not find a single community of worshipers of Allah.

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Right, they could not find a single community of worshipers of Allah. So they had no choice but to find a place to hide. So they chose a cave. If they go into a cave, they at least they are hidden from society, they can then figure out what to do. So these young boys, he went to the cave, they took the guard dog with him, they sit the dog guarding the entrance of the cave information on top looking for them. They sat down and they sit down.

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And then they realize that at this point in time, there is nothing we can physically do. So when there's nothing that you can physically do, what do you do? You make

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sure they meet you and ask Allah they ask Allah to solve the problem for them. And Allah solve their problem with a vertical. And this story is in evidence. The miracles do not only happen to prophets, a miracle can happen to anyone who Allah wills for it to happen to this story is clear evidence of that because these seven young boys, there is consensus that none of them were prophets of Allah. But the Marine Corps happened today. What was this medical? Allah put them to sleep for 300 years.

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And when they woke up 300 years later, they were still exactly the same. When they woke up the cottages there for one day only slept for one and a half days. Basically, they were transported 300 years into the future. Why? Because 300 years later, that same city was now a city of beliebers. So the problem was solved.

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problem was solved. They were living in a time when the city was full of disbelievers. Allah put him to sleep and woke them up in a time when the city was full of believers. So now they didn't have to run. They didn't have to hide enough to spend their lives in the cave. So what the Swanee teaches us in the core lessons of the story, and you go to details about it, but just sticking to the theme, the core lesson of the story leads to this way being a test is that the number one thing allow will test us about in life is how true we are to our fate. Do we really believe

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Allah subhanho tells us in the beginning of

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that, do you think that you can just say I believe and you will not be tested? No, you will definitely be tested just like those before you were tested. And so this is the first lesson of Surah alkaff that we will throw out our lives be tested about our faith? Do you really believe in God? Or do you really believe in Allah? Do you really believe the Prophet Muhammad, Allah sent me the Messenger of Allah? Do you truly believe in the existence of angels engine, all of your beliefs will be tested. And the true believer will come out from the test will even stronger fate. Look at the people of the cave where they were in the cave didn't say, you know, what, we stuck in this game

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with God was real. He would have helped us take over the city didn't say anything like that. They they fake, quite strong. Allah Subhana. Allah says in this in the surah, that he increased the faith through this test, the more they were tested, the more defects are increased. It's not like really many people today, we have a crisis of people leaving Islam. They ask them why did you leave Islam? Maulana Allah never helped me. So maybe

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when one thing happens in your life when you want to be legalized?

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How do you come to the conclusion?

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We don't have we not been taught in life is a test. Maybe the Help is gonna come later, maybe it's gonna come in a different form. Maybe that happened. So you can learn not to be like that Madonna will be something this many other possibilities besides God doesn't exist. But this is what people think.

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So the first test is our big you will be tested about your faith, you will be tested with non Muslims telling you your Prophet was like this, and your Prophet was like, Yes, and he had so many wives, and we fought wars. That's a test of your faith. If you truly believe that's not gonna affect your faith, you will be tested with people saying Muslims are terrorists. people telling you shave your beard don't have a beard, people telling you that you know, you are a terrorist. If you just like that you're never going to be able to travel the world, you're never going to be successful in business. It's up to you to pass that test by being firm upon your feet no matter what the world

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throws at you. And when tests come when things go wrong, that's not a reason to lose faith. That's simply affirmation that the Quran is true because what does the Quran promise the Quran did not promise us that if you believe life will be rosy life will be Jana, you get everything you want. That's not what the Quran promises. The Quran promises, if you believe we will definitely test you will and that will be wonderful is a double emphasis on the beaubier we will definitely definitely test you would feel and hunger and loss of life and loss of wealth. It is a promise of Allah that we will be tested. So when the test comes to increase our faith, not decrease it. So that's the first

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lesson. The people of the cave with tested in their faith in the main form Allah give them a miracle and help them solve their problems. Our lesson from that is every day we will be tested in our faith, we must find ways to remain poor by praying our scholar by reciting Quran by increasing our knowledge by keeping good company. These are things that increase our faith no matter how bad things get.

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Now, coming to the second story. Now the second story is difference of opinion amongst the first rule as to whether this is a true story or a parable. Right there are some scholars who say this is the true story that happened amongst bunnies for eel, there's something happened amongst the Sahaba. And the others, you see that this story is a parable. It's a it's a example a metaphor. And that's the opinion I agree with because of the wording of the first Allah begins the verse by say, give them the example of two men by this how the verse is word that the word muscle use, which means a metaphor. So Allah knows best, but that seems to be the case about the story. And this story is a

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metaphor. So what is the metaphor unless you have a hammer and Allah tells us that imagine there's a man who's very wealthy. He's a farmer. He's got this farm that every single year without fail, he makes a profit every single year. And his neighbor is also a farmer, but he's not doing too well. So the wealthy man is always boosting to the other guy and he's always telling you more money than you. I've got more people than you I'm stronger than you. I'm better than you. And his neighbor, one's image neighbor tells you when you are successful.

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You should see Ma sha Allah La quwata illa Billah, meaning you must attribute your success to Allah to yourself. And he said to you keep boasting, Allah may take your money away and give it to me. And the story ends with exactly that happening. At the end of the day, the farmer was boasting, Allah destroys the entire farm with a cloud, and eventually the other person became wealthy instead.

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So it's a very short story, it makes up just a few verses in the in the surah. But the lesson is very relevant to our time. We said that the first story of Surah Al Kahf, teaches us that you will be tested regarding our belief, our EMA. The second story of Soraka teaches us that we will be tested regarding wealth and money. And the prophet SAW some fear this test for the Omar, he fear that this is this is what's going to really get to the oma, he didn't feel that many Muslim losing the umbrella is still over a billion Muslims in the world. What he really feared was when Muslim get hold of money, they lose the moral compass.

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capitalism, materialism, selling the gene for dunya. This is the real fear. And this is what many of us are experiencing today. Many of us don't realize that money and wealth and success and profits, all of this is a test from Allah.

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On the day of judgment, alarge not gonna ask you how much you are. He's gonna ask you two questions. How did you earn it? How did you spend it?

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And this is the test of life that we spend every working day because working is logical on a man to work and provide for your family is watching. It is compulsory upon you to do so, should we go to work every day of our lives? Are we going to work with this intention? I'm going to earn halaal I'm going to spend Allah. So the Day of Judgment, my balance sheet is okay, inside of a lot.

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The other part of this test is not letting success and wealth get to our heads.

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What did this man who do the verses in the surah is really amazing that this man, he became so wealthy with these forms, you know what he said? He said, I don't think there's afterlife. But if there is an afterlife, I'm going to join anyway. It was such arrogant thought, I don't believe in the afterlife, but if it exists, I'm going to paradise. And here's the funny thing I've heard he sees me today.

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etc, etc, etc. I don't believe in afterlife, I didn't exist, I made the go to Paradise.

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You know what this is? This is the essence of arrogance. Where you don't want to believe in paradise. You don't want to work for paradise. You don't want to do the deeds of the people of Paradise, but you feel entitled to paradise. A sense of entitlement.

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This is not the way of the believer, a believer is humble. A believer never thinks I'm definitely going to paradise. Rather the believer spends his entire life between hope and fear, hoping that Allah forgives his sins and fearing that Allah micronesian voices in between somewhere in the middle fighting dependence.

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Do you ever feel that I'm definitely going to gender and then people think is many people think you know are wealthy, because Allah loves me wealthy because Allah loves you. Donald Trump is welcome. You think Hello loves him. You think that's how it works. You think that's the measurement of how much wealth you have. That's not how it works. And some people think the opposite. Some people think I'm poor, because Allah loves me. That's not how it works as well. Many of the worst people are not many of the criminals are poor. wealth and poverty either way, is not a measurement of whether

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it's your belief, and the quality of age. And wealth itself can be a means of going to gender, if you spend it in a way that is pleasing to Allah.

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So the second lesson of this surah is that our wealth, whether you have it or not both ways, it's a test of Allah. If you don't have well alized testing your Subhan Allah is testing your patient, are you going to steal? Are you going to get involved in her own business? Or are you going to be patient and ethical and work your way up the right way? As a test from Allah? If you have wealth, allies testing you? Are you going to become arrogant? Are you going to become materialistic? Are you going to forget Allah? Who are you going to use that? Well to help the oma.

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This is the test.

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Towards the end of the surah, there's two more stories. And the first of these tumor stories is the story of Prophet Musashi Salaam and his meeting with our theater.

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And this is again, a very long story, a very important story. In fact, I think we should do an entire Juma lecture just on the story because there are so many lessons from it. But more than that, there are so many misconceptions in our community based of the story that we have a lot of misconceptions about who he is and what he is, and beliefs that we've extracted from that. So maybe one day inshallah we can go into more details on that story, but what he very simply

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Prophet Musa alayhis, salam,

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Allah subhanaw taala had informed him that there was another prophet in his time, who had knowledge that he did not have. So Prophet Musa alayhis salam, he wanted to meet this prophet. So he and his, his students proper usually saddam wasn't the property at that time, the two of them embarked on a very long journey to meet this individual. And this individual was the Prophet either alayhis salam, and when they met Peter Moosa, accompany him on the journey to learn from him. But he then had a very strange condition, his condition was that you can travel with me, as long as you don't ask me any questions, whatever I do, don't ask about it. Because I want to do some strange things. So most

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of Islam taught me and maybe he could handle that, but he found himself unable to do so. And

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basically, he asked me questions and

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decided that that's the end of our journey together. So what happened was, they started the journey, they needed a lift across the river. So a poor family with a with a boat with going fast, and gave them a lift on the boat across the river for three kids and then took an axe and damage the ship, damage the boat. And musalla Islam, really only these guys are helping us out for free. And you mentioned a boat. And he reminded him, you're not supposed to ask any questions later on, either literally killed a young man

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killed, he killed a young men and mousai Islam, obviously being the man of justice and piety that he was you couldn't just accept that without asking the question. Right? We asked you, how can you commit a wages like that? And so He then said, that you're not supposed to ask questions I'll explain to you later. And the third thing that happened was they came to a city full of terrible people. And these terrible people refuse to host and refuse to take care of him. And so he either fixed one of the walls that was breaking for free, he just fixed the wall, and he carried on. So most of these people are treating us well. You could have at least asked him to pay you some money

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or fixing the world. So hidden, said this is if you're asking too many questions, let me explain to you what I did, either as the Prophet of Allah, and everything he did was based on the wahida revelation of Allah. So the rules that apply to a prophet are different from the rules they apply to the average person. Right? So what did he do? He said, those people would then vote, there was a team going past, who was basically hijacking and stealing the votes of everybody he saw. So I damaged the boat. So they had to take it out of the water and repaint it and bite him to get it back on the water, that King is gone, and they still have the vote.

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It's better to have a boat that's damaged, you have no botello.

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He's asked for that boy, Allah revealed to me a lovely view to me, that boy was gonna grow up to be a tyrant, a tyrant, and his parents had made up for a righteous child. So Allah commanded me to take the child's life, and you are going to bless them with a better child, later on in life. And you should ask for that wall. Underneath that wall was a treasure. It was the inheritance of two orphan boys, and their father was a righteous man. If that wall had collapsed those evil people of that city, they would have stolen the entire treasure. So why fix the wall to deprive the evil people of that treasure? So when those boys are old enough, they can dig it up and take it for themselves? Now

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this story, how does it fit in with the main theme, there's too many lessons from the story. We can't go into it. But just with the main theme of today's talk, the test of life, the test of life that this story teaches us is that sometimes, bad things happen to good people. And we don't know why. And sometimes good things happen to bad people. And we don't know why. But all of it is according to the culture and wisdom of Allah. And we must learn to trust that your car broke down. And you ended up missing a meeting because you repairing your car may be alami that happens to nobody hijacks you on the road, maybe the car on the road,

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you don't know Allah knows, everything happens for a reason. We must firmly believe that everything that is beyond our control happens for no reason. a loved one passes away. It happens for a reason. Something of yours breaks, it happens for a reason. And the third part of the story, sometimes it looks like a good thing is happening to a bad person. But it's not. It looked like the evil people. The world was repaired for free. Looks like something good happened to bad people, right? But actually, they've been denied the treasure.

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So it was not as good as it seemed. So we have to trust a lot of Allah knows best for Allah gives power to whom He wills it gives well to whom He wills. He makes people the presidents and kings of whom He wills. He puts taste into our lives as you will some of us are often Some of us are wealthy, some of us are poor. Some of us come from privileged backgrounds, some of us don't. Each of us have different guests. We have to just allow the

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Allah knows what is best for each of us. And Allah will test each of us according to what is going to grow us and make us the best people we can be. So we live our lives, trusting a large wisdom, trusting a large brother, no matter what happens in life, we'll be able to react to it in a positive way. And this is the third test that you will be tested with things you don't understand. You will be tested with things happening in your life, that you cannot see understand why it happened.

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And then you just can't you just can't understand why somebody died, why a tsunami took place, why it's not took place. Only Allah knows why it happened. And you just have to trust that Allah knows

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how we come to the final story. The final story is mentioned very briefly the story of Joe Courtney. And to summarize it very simply, it will coordinate with a Muslim ruler, who Allah gave power to over entire nations in the eastern West. He was the most powerful ruler of his time.

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And the most important irrelevant passage in the story of our team is at the very beginning, where Allah gives the coordinating power. He asks him a question. He tells you, oh, golly, you have power over all these people? Are you going to be nice to them? Or harsh to them?

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And zoomcar names, reply is profound. Yo, Carnegie's reply teaches us how to deal with the test of power and authority.

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from all these people who have I have power over? If any of them are criminals, I will punish him. As for everybody else, I'll treat them well. I'll be just today. This teaches us justice. Justice does not mean you treat everybody the same. Justice does not mean that you are a pushover. I know that, you know, positional power, and people can do whatever they want to you, and people can disobey you and people can, you know, get away with crime. That's not what handling our property needs. Local name teaches us how to handle our property. And that is if someone is not doing your role properly, they should be according to justice, given appropriate punishment, and everybody

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else, everybody else should be given freedom and justice. And so it turns out that we learn from this specific story is that each and every one of us in some way or another, at some point in our life or another are tested with power. We are testing with power. You may see but I'm never going to be king or president. Yes. But you have authority over your wife.

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Ladies, you have authority over your children. Some of you have authority over your son in law, your daughter in laws, they have autonomy over your domestic workers, you have authority over your employees, are you being just to them?

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Is the way you teach your spouse in a way that's pleasing to Allah, the way you treat your children? Are you being fair? And just amongst them? Are you playing favorites? Something will be answered with you along to the adjustment for

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your domestic workers. are you treating them properly? Or are you being racist and tyrannical towards them? These are the tests of power in our daily life. And the only way to deal with these tests of power properly is to follow the methodology of the coordinate, then yes, when someone is out of line, we use our power to bring about justice. But otherwise, we treat people nicely. Right? That's the middle way. If you are running a business, if you treat everybody harshly, no one's gonna want to work for you. in Eugene, everybody nice all the time. No one's going to do their work because they know they can get away with anything. But if you are nice to people, but you fire those

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who don't do their work, you're gonna have the best team ever because people know that you're nice to them as long as their works getting done. That's justice desta, by the way. That's what the story teaches us to To summarize, sudah alga teaches us that life is a test. And through its force on his he teaches us that each of us will be tested with four things. Allah will test your Eman. He will test your belief how true you are to your faith. Allow will test you regarding money by either taking it away or giving it to you or both at different points in your life. And see how you react to these different situations. Allah will test you with things happening in your life that you

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cannot understand. And how you deal with and react to those situations is whether you will pass that test or not. Whether you accept the color of Allah, your Christian Allah that is how you pass the test or not. And finally, Allah will test you with power and authority over someone or the other. Will you be just to them or not? These are the four tests of life. So I end with the reminder that the recitation of Surah Al Kahf on the day of Juma is a stunner in our community has become a forgotten saga. Let us revive this. Let us make time

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Before coming to Juma or at least before Mother's Day on the day of Juma to sit, and to take you 15 to 20 minutes to sit and recite Surah Al Kahf and to reflect on his lessons, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stated that Surah Al Kahf serves as a light a means of guidance from one tomorrow to the next. This is an authentic IDs. So, just practice on this Hadees let us take the surah understand it implemented in our lives live our lives accordingly and revived the Sunnah of reciting it on the deal. Juma Parker Tawana

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alameen wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa