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Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh we stopped last week in the middle of the Tafseer of one of the most important surah of the Quran Surah duha. The surah which if we understand it and apply its teachings to our lives, we can protect ourselves from depression and from anxiety. And just to let you know just how bad depression and anxiety can get, we look at another verse in the Quran surah Kahf, at the very beginning of surah Kahf, if I'm correct is verse number seven, where Allah Subhan Allah says, Allah, Allah, kebab, love Sokka perhaps you might kill yourself with sadness, because they refuse to believe in this message. So the verb used in that verse in Surah, Kahf is
Barfi which means to kill yourself with grief, or to kill yourself with sadness or to kill yourself with depression. So the scholars have extracted just from that verb itself, that depression can lead to debt, sadness can lead to death. And we see this happening so often in the world today. If you look at suicide, which is one of the major major causes of death in the world today, majority of suicides start off with depression cases we don't take depression lightly. It's a major issue. inshallah, we have the guidance of the Quran to help us overcome it. In Surah duha. A quick recap of what we covered last week. Last week, we spoke about metaphor
in the OTA, Allah subhanho wa Taala took at the beginning of the surah that the sutra begins with Allah subhanaw taala swearing on the morning and the evening. When you know if you look at metaphorically it's normally the darkness before the light. You know, we always talk about the light at the end of the tunnel, when people are feeling down to Allah subhanaw taala also begins the sutra by speaking about light and speaking about the dawn and speaking about the morning and comparing it to the darkness of night. So we begin with this oath and the Allah subhanaw taala gives us very reassuring words, Marwa dakara buco amok Allah, your Lord has not forsaken you nor is he angry with
you well as a hero to Pharaoh, la camino oola. And the afterlife is definitely better for you than what you have right now. Well, that's true for you A deagle rabuka fatorda. And soon, definitely, your Lord will give you that which will make you happy.
And we stopped over there. Last week, we looked at the first five verses of Surah duha. We went into a detailed explanation of these five verses and what they have to cover. We now have six verses left to complete the surah. And interestingly, in verse number six, Allah subhanaw taala shifts the topic a bit, we're still on the top, still on the issue of curing depression. But now the approach is different. Verses three, four and five dealt with being positive about the future about being optimistic about looking at the bright future ahead that Allah has for you. verses six, seven and eight, deals with the past. So we learned last week about one of the ways to stay positive is to
look at the future in a positive light in an optimistic manner, that Allah subhanaw taala will help us and will grant us better and will grant us gender inshallah. And now Allah subhanaw taala is telling us to look at the past for hope as well. How, by looking at what Allah did for you in the past, that you know, anybody who's going through any problem in the world today realize that in the past, you have been to other problems. In fact, in the past, you've probably been through worse problems than what you're currently going through. But Allah helped to do it, did he not? So Allah will help you again, that's the overall theme between the next three verses 11 Lm yejide kya demon
power did he not find you an orphan and then give you shelter give you a home? Or Judah Cabo bajada. And then he found you wondering and showed you the way what what did he learn
And He found you poor and he made you reach and content. So these three verses, firstly to talk to Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam and by extension to the rest of his oma are talking about the past that listen in the past, you had to face problems, you have to face trials, definitely anybody listening to this stuff. So you think about your history. They were trials you passed that you faced in the past and Allah helped you. So he'll help you again, what you're facing right now. Now let's look in detail at the three things which are reasons in these three verses. Again, remember these three verses are directed primarily to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam during the time when he was
feeling very sad. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala tells him a lemmya jidoka demon for our did not find you or Mohammed an orphan and gives you a home. So Allah Subhana data indicates to Rasulullah sallallahu some the earliest instant in his life where he went to a test on Allah and Allah helped him through it. And that is the test of becoming an orphan. So however, anybody
Who has to deal with the death of a beloved the death of someone who you love understand that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam had to deal with even more. He lost his father before he was born. He lost his mother. When he was just a child, he lost his grandfather when he was a child. Throughout his life, he lost his favorite uncle, he lost two of his wives. He lost all of his children, his sons and his daughters except for party, Marcelo and how passed away just a few months after him Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam faced death of loved ones over and over again throughout his life, but he was always patient, as we should be, too. And we see an ideology remind him of the
earliest test, his father passed away before he was born. And his mother passed away when he was just a small child around the age of six. Then you can imagine at the age of 60, don't have a mother or father, but Allah, Allah subhanaw taala gave him his grandfather,
and ultimately passed away Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him another helping hand. His beloved uncle Abu Talib, is also handled, not leave him to wander and to be lost as a child without any parent.
Any What do you end the parental position in his life, even as an orphan Allah helped him through this. And so Allah is reminding Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam of the past, you're just when you were often child, I helped you and give you, your grandfather and your uncle, now to help you to whatever you're going through. And by this again, this is an extension to each and every one of us. Each of us in the past had to deal with the death of a loved one. You know, I myself find this verse very relevant because I myself lost my father when I was eight years old, but Allah helped us to read Al Hamdulillah. So you will read this verse as if it's talking to me directly. And so this is the power
of the Quran. Anybody who's ever lost a loved one can find comfort in this verse of the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala as promised, that he will help and that he has helped people in the past with the same situation. And it's not just slowly Sunday, so many others throughout our history who were orphaned, and being orphaned did not lead them to falling apart, but rather it was a means of Allah to test them and raise them in rank. If you look for example, at the life of Imam Shafi Rahim Allah when he was a small boy, what happened to Mr. Shafi his his father passed away, and now his mother as a single mother raising him in Gaza. What did she decide to do? She decided to save getting
married again, she decided to move to move to Makkah, a small child can begin studying Islam. And so Shafi began studying Islam at a very young age. And by the age of nine, he moved to Medina to study under Mr. Malik, and today, we know that the Sharpie must have been the second largest must have in the world. But it began with an orphan who Allah subhanaw taala help by giving him a righteous mother. We see the same story repeated in the life of Amma deeply humbled, and Mr. Bukhari and so many other heroes in our history, brothers and sisters, with a lot takes away something from us in this world, He replaces it with that which is better, even if you don't seem to understand it
ourselves. We have to put our trust in Allah, knowing that he knows what is best for us. He knows what we need, and he knows what we can handle when it comes to the test of life. So Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds Rasulullah sallallahu something each and every one of us that he helped him as a child, he was an orphan. And he helped him to overcome this. They remind you of something else, what would you do cago bajada. Now this verse is offering the most translated, because more than, you know, very often carries the meaning of misguided or history, but that meaning cannot apply to Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, because all of the prophets of Allah were born and on the fitrah. They
were born on the fitrah. They had the correct belief from the time they were little one time Dearborn. So they never there was never a time in the Prophet's life where anyone could say he was a stray. So for someone to translate this verse, as we found you as 3d and guided you, this is a incorrect translation. The correct translation for this would be, you know, there'll be a variety of ways to translate it. But if you look at historically, what it's referring to is, we found you searching, and we guided you, meaning Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam was born upon the fitrah. He knew the people in his community were wrong, worshipping the idols, he knew they were wrong, for the
fornication and for the gambling of all the other crimes and oppression, they will indulge it. But he used to go to the table of Hera and used to sit and contemplate and used to ask Allah to show him what to do, what to do about it. How does he go about dealing with the people and he was looking for a way to help his people to get closer to Allah. And Allah guided him in terms of making him the Prophet, making him the means of guidance for the rest of the oma. So
less than a minute or so lots of time in his life, when he was searching for a way, when you were searching for a way of social reform, when you're searching for a way to change the community, when you're searching for a way to tell people, you got to worship idols. And Allah guided him to that way by making him his prophet.
And so this again, is a reminder, if you take this verse in its literal meaning to refer to us. That's how we'll translate it with regard to Rasulullah sallallahu taala. But regards to you and me, if Allah is talking directly to you, I mean, this verse is telling us to not find you misguided and intellect, guided you. Think about it for your own life was not a point in our life, the time in our lives, we were not practicing. We were not praying, we were not wearing the hijab, we might have hated Islam, we may not even have been Muslim. But despite that Allah guided us, Allah showed us the right way. Allah helped us to find the truth. So isn't that something to be grateful for? Isn't that
a sign that when things go wrong, Allah will help us and Allah will be there for us. If Allah helped us in the most important of things, which is our guidance, then you will help us in that, which is listen to that. And don't underestimate this, this is the most important thing in our life, our guidance, it's more important than anything else, for Allah subhanaw taala to guide us is the most important thing in our lives. And so Allah when he tells us they're not find you, you're going astray and they guide you. Allah is reminding us of his favor. He's reminding us that he's the one who guides and if he guided us in the past, He will guide us through our current test as well and
help us as well. So Allah subhanaw taala is again, asking us a question. And the question of the Quran are rhetorical questions, always articulate questions, which have an obvious answer, not should not so that we answer the question, but so that we contemplate it, to think about it and yes, there was a time when I wasn't guided, I remember. And Allah helped me with hamdulillah. So this gives us hope. This gives us hope, and helps us build our trust in order Wakil in Allah subhanho wa Taala.
In verse number eight, Allah asked one more question, what were JDK 11 for ohana. And we found you poor or we found you without any well and we enriched you. So lush, is again reminding us about another test of life that many of us have faced. But let's first look at it from a Syrah perspective in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam that what what was meant by we found you poor and we gave you well, Allah subhanho wa Taala is reminding Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam of all the times in the past that he helped him as a reassurance that he will help him today and tomorrow as well. And by extension, Allah is reminding each and every one of us that he has helped us in the
past, and he will help us today and tomorrow as well. If we are true believers and if we pass the test, so Allah subhanho wa Taala helps us to last long someone asked him a rhetorical question, did we not find your poor and made you rich? Now again, the word of honor rich. Interestingly, many of the scholars of Tafseer have explained it to me content, based on the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam where he said, the true wealth is not in having lots of money, but true wealth is in being content. And so Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam was content. Now in his early part of his life, Alhamdulillah Allah did enrich him, because if you look at his era, he was born into
one of the poor families amongst the Quraysh. Yet, when he married Khadija rhodiola, and her and he was a businessman, he became quite wealthy will hamdulillah. So this is a good favor upon him.
But the more important favor in the world is the contentment. Because well without contentment can be a test and can be a curse for us as well. You know, we as African Muslims, many South African Muslims, we have a lot of wealth, but we greedy for more, we don't have that contentment. And that becomes a curse that becomes a problem that destroys us. This leads to depression. This is why you find so many people who are rich beyond, beyond the dreams, but is still sad is still unhappy with their lives. Why? Because they don't have contentment. So in this verse, we see one of the cures of depression, and that is contentment, be content, see Alhamdulillah whatever Allah has given you see
Alhamdulillah because then if you look at it, you know, implement Islamic economical point of view, the scholars of Islamic economic see, that is just three things that every body needs to survive in this world. Food, clothing and shelter. And Islamic economic system teaches us that if you have this then you should provide for others as well. You know, instead of worrying about what you want, but unfortunately, the modern Western world has a different perspective. The modern Western world tells us you know,
get whatever you want. First, don't worry about the others. So we more worried about our TVs too small, I want a bigger TV. On You have got an HDTV, I want to upgrade to 3d. You know I've got got the 2010 car, I need to buy a 2013 car, where we get so caught up in all of this for what? What What difference that he made to anyone's they even our own in any major way. And they were sitting there in front of our new TV, which we bought on alone. And we're not happy. Because every time you look at the TV, you think how much money you're paying for it. Every time you look at the car, you think how much money only paid. And then you look outside and you see all the other people in South Africa
who don't have wealth, and you are living this lifestyle, how can you be happy. So one of the main ways to gain happiness is to be content, to see Alhamdulillah now being content does not mean that we don't earn money, it does not mean that we don't try to upgrade our lifestyle. But what it means is, we don't stoop to haram means we don't step outside our cost of living. We don't do anything
which can make life difficult for ourselves anybody else. Rather we say Alhamdulillah if Allah has given me the money to buy a house Alhamdulillah if he hasn't been handed into our rent, to see the way a believer should think Allah has given me the money to buy a fancy phone Alhamdulillah will buy it if he hasn't been humbled by a cheaper phone. Whatever Allah wills, we need to put the trustee alone be content because Allah knows what is best for everyone. There are people out there who Allah has given them wealth, and that wealth has led them astray. So perhaps allow one to to protect you from that. And that way he is kept that wealth away from you, we don't know. So we need to trust
Allah because he does know, Allah knows everything. So this is the attitude that they believe should have the attitude of contentment, of, you know, taking whatever they have in secret hamdulillah Allah has given me this. It's all us asking us that we are poor. And Allah made us content, he made us wealthy enough to enjoy our lives. And hamdulillah we should be grateful for that. And that should give us hope that Allah has helped us in the past, he will help us again today and in the future. So we see the common theme between these three verses,
using the past and past successes to grant hope for today and tomorrow. And this is also, you know, in modern psychology methodology of dealing with depression, that looking at your past success, you say if you're feeling down, then you should list all things which were successful at in the past. Well, of course, I wish them luck giving us another perspective that it's Allah has helped us gain those successes. And Allah will help us to do today and tomorrow. While the modern theory is it's you successful, so we shouldn't forget the Islamic perspective that Allah from whose success comes. So again, this is a very important thing to do. You're feeling down, you're feeling sad, look at the
good in your past, because the human mind is such that we tend to remember the bad instead of the good. So we look at our past and all the bad memories can very easily. But there's good memories hidden in there as well. sit and think about it. And you will think about a lot of good things throughout your life. If somehow you forgot, could you only happen on the bed? Yes, maybe you were hijacked one day. But what about the other 1000s of days in your life? When you get on hijacked? allocate? You say 400? Either? Yes, maybe you got, you know, 1000 Rand got stolen from you. But what are the other things that hundreds of 1000s of grand which were in stolen or hamdulillah? You know,
we look into the past and see all the good, maybe go buy them a job.
But if you look deep into your history, is a family law, you know, I got a job at a point in time where I didn't even deserve one. But Allah helped me get one.
shift our perspective from looking at the bad and negative in our past to the good. This is one of the overlying themes in the set of bosses that when we think about the past, force your mind to think about the good things, go deep into your mind, look at it and think what good things that are happening with your outside life. And the more you remember good about your life, the more easier it becomes to be happy. And just two days ago, I was talking to one of my teachers and he also mentioned the same thing. He said that when people are in depression every day, remind them of one of our last favors Allah has given them and tell them to make such a shocker for it. And you will
see as he builds up over the days, they have more and more things to be grateful for. And soon they start being happy again. Why? Because the one of the things that lead them into depression is that the only thing that they think that life is full of negativity, everything's gone wrong and nothing's right. So remind them that no, there's always good, there's always good that happened to you. There are always things to be grateful for. And really in everybody's life You can find us. So focus on the good in your past. And, you know, ask Allah to protect you from the bad ever happening again. And this is the theme of verses six, seven and eight, which deals with the past. So again, if
we divide children too hard
two portions, the first two verses deal with the old, which is metaphorically for us, you know, a sign about the light coming out to the darkness, verses four, five and six are about the future to think optimistically about the future, Allah will help us and he's also going to grant an agenda. So don't worry, verses seven, eight and nine are about the past, that Allah has helped you before. He'll help you again, Allah has made you successful in the past, he will make you successful again in the future inshallah. Now we come towards the end of the surah, the last three verses, verses 910, and 11. And these three verses, now deal with practical methods, with the practical methods of
dealing with depression now, like we talk about the future, we spoke about the past. Now we're talking about now what do you do right now to get over your depression. And the first thing was when the telepathy tells us in the suta is for Amalia edema, Politicker, as for the orphans, don't oppress them, don't treat them badly. So what's this got to do with our depression? Well, how we treat others affects how we feel about ourselves, I want you to think about that how we treat others affects how we think about ourselves. If you are treating people badly, then you will begin to consider yourself a bad person, you may not say it, but on the inside, the guilty conscience will
eat away at you and you begin to think I'm a bad person, what kind of a person am I look how I dealt with that often that they look how I dealt with that poor person that they these things, and the more you try to suppress them, the more they will depress you. So the first thing to do to get out of this depression is to make sure you are treating everybody else well. Because when you treat people, well, you feel good. He will believe me go out and try it. Go and do something good for a random person, and see how good you feel about yourself. So this is again, a major practical step for dealing with depression right here. And right now you've got a you feeling sad, you're feeling
down, go and help somebody, go out there and help a random person, give some charity, go and volunteer in an organization or something, go do anything you can to help someone and you will feel good about yourself. And you know, this is also one of the benefits of doing Dawa, of calling people to Islam. Because when you're doing the Dawa, you feel better about yourself, you feel happiness inside you Why? Because you are sharing the best of things with people, you're helping them with the afterlife.
And so unless we had our first tells us 70 comes to the orphans. Don't treat them badly. Why? Because if you treat them badly, you're going to make yourself miserable as well. Of course, you know, from the legal perspective, treating anyone badly or oppressing anybody is haram. Right? But in the context of the theme of the surah, which is dealing with our depression, and dealing with all of these mental illnesses, as they are called, you know, treating people badly makes you feel bad about yourself. So if you treat people well, you feel good about yourself. So that's the first practical step for dealing with things today. Be good to everyone. Be good to your wife, be good to
your husband, be good, good to your children, be good to your mother in law, and you'll see you'll be a happier person inshallah, right? I remember one of my teachers, the our Becky says that hug your mother in law, it should have a heart attack or she love you either way.
So this is one of the things you can do be good to people. Be good to everybody. Literally everybody. Why? Why everybody? I mean, people might say yeah, but what about the people who hurt me and my cousin who troubled me and my, you know, this person that will speak to me for six years. And so what he did, I was speaking for six years used to be good to them. The Hadees Rasulullah Sallam said, Whoever is good to their relatives, particularly, you know, the Hadees speaks about those who don't want to be good to you who want to cut off ties with you, but you still try to be good to them. One of the authentic Hadees on this topic mentions that Allah will prolong the life of a
person who does that. Allah will prolong the life of a person who does that. Meaning if you are good to people, if you are maintaining family ties, even with people who are against you, then you will live a longer life. And you know, when you're studying psychology last year, we did the exact same thing. That it's been proven that people who have a lot of close relationships within the family have, in general, they live longer than people who are lonely and who don't get along with family members. They live longer. This is part of dealing with this problem. So for Amanda Timo, Paula Tucker as for the orphans, to treat them badly. treat people well and you'll see the difference
it'll make in your own life and your own personality.
The next verse is a very, very important principle for dealing with depression. Well, a must,
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that's for the one who comes and asks you don't chase him away. As for the one who comes to ask you don't chase
him away. What is the reporting tool?
Well, the general have seen in most of the books, see that the one who asked is talking about money, the ones who be excluded, translated as the bigger. But if someone asks you for money, don't chase them away. But interestingly, some of the top CEOs have gone deeper and said, he doesn't only refer to money, if someone asks you for knowledge, and you have that knowledge shared with them, right. So anything that you have, that you can contribute to society, shade, don't, don't hold back. And again, you see what the Quran says. And this is again, what modern psychology says that giving charity helps you to feel happy, it helps you to get over depression, it helps you to feel like
you're a better person to give a lot of charity. And you'll find this you know, whenever you go whether to a Muslim or non Muslim and ask them for methods for dealing with, you know, your depression, one of the things that asked you is, do you give a lot of charity? Do you help out in the community? Are you involved in any social work? Why? Because these things, these things affect you in a major way? How do they affect you? Well, islamically if you are a Muslim, who is not giving charity, then you are a miser, right? So this is something which is displeasing to Allah,
we were looking at, you know, as for the person who asked you for money, don't chase them away,
either forgotten her. And from here we take one of the very important principles of dealing with depression, and that is to give back to the community. When you do for others, you will not be depressed. And you're interesting of reading an article on the internet right now, which says that depression and loneliness go hand in hand, and it can create a negative downward spiral. And, you know, the author goes on to say that if you stick around any of the if you volunteer at any organization and you stick around long enough, you will begin to figure out why volunteers are almost never depressed. Why? Because you know, people who are always giving to society out of their
own free will, they feel that goodness about themselves. Allah puts that in your heart, Allah puts that in your heart because you are doing good. If you are doing good for people, if you are taking care of people, they will take care of you. That that's that's the whole philosophy behind it, that if you are taking care of others, that Allah will take care of you. So if you want to get over any problems, if you want to feel good about yourself, go out there and give to society inshallah with the sake of Allah, and you will see the difference in your life. And we come to the final verse of the surah, verse number 11, for being a mature beggar, perhaps,
as for that which Allah has blessed, you would talk about it. Talk about the blessings of Allah. Now, you know, the primary meaning of this verse is as for the messenger of message of Islam, go out and tell people the message of Islam, which means to Tao, and we already spoke earlier about how doing Dawa can help you feel better about your own self and help you will build your own self confidence and self esteem. But there's a deeper meaning here, Nicola uses the word neoma. really rare for this word to be used in the context of Tao in the Quran. If you look at the diva Allah thing as for the blessings of Allah Dyneema of your Lord, and again, you know, we look at the choice
of words or less is a lot bigger, your Lord, making it, you know, personal, that these are the blessings that your Lord has given you. Talk about it. And again, you know, we go back to how do you deal with depression, start talking about all the good things in your life, talk about it, think about anything good that Allah has done for you. And talk about 100 Allah, Allah has given me this Alhamdulillah, Allah has given me that. And the more you talk, and the more you realize that Allah has blessed you, with so many things, the easier it becomes to get over your current problems. So this is a very, very important principle. And this is to look at the blessings that Allah has given
you look at it, think about it, and talk about it. Instead of talking about your problems, talk about God's blessings. And again, you know, with this verse,
don't miss understand it to mean that you boast about what Allah has given, you know, but you talk about it in a way of controlling yourself and helping yourself to realize that life is good 100 and it's not all doom and gloom. So Subhanallah, we've reached the end of surah, Doha, sadly. And we're going to go through a recap of all the main principles that we learned from the surah for dealing with the problems in our lives. Because again, this surah is relevant and it will be relevant until the day of judgment that is the power of the Quran. And today, I feel it's more relevant than ever because we live in a time where depression is one of the most common problems in the entire world.
As I mentioned right at the beginning last week. The reason for this is we disconnected ourselves from Allah. We've disconnected ourselves from Allah. You know if you're worshiping money, meaning money's money,
priority in life. Are you worshiping yourself you only worried about pleasing yourself. If you do any of these things, you can't be happy. You can't be happy. Happiness comes from the pleasure of Allah. If Allah is pleased with you, you will be happy too. So we need to change our mindset to a mindset of pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala. And remember that what do how will lead is
the dawn and the night when it is still that always after the night that comes to dawn, always after the night day comes the door. Meaning after the darkness you are in the test you are in, there will come a time of ease there will come a period
of light and hope.
And remember that whenever you go into the light, mouth, aka Robocop or macula your Lord has not forsaken you nor is he angry with you. Your the problems of life are not because Ally's angry not because Allah is punishing you. It's a test our test those whom he loves to look at it in a positive light, Allah is testing you, because he loves you. This isn't the Hadees or fool That's awesome. citylit Allah loves someone, he sends them tests. Why because tests make you a stronger person that Allah wants you to be the best show he puts you to the test of light.
And remember, no matter what happens to you in this world, when our hero to zero to hero law, criminal law, know that definitely the afterlife and Paradise is better for you than what you have right now.
Make that a principle in your life, that your focus, your goal, your vision is gender. And because of that, you are willing to go through whatever it takes in this world to get to gender, and nothing is going to put you down, nothing is going to depress you, that is going to stop you from getting to gender. Because you know that gender is fair, it is better than what we currently have. And understand why that was so for your tea girl buka batara that Soon. Soon, definitely your Lord will give you that which will make you happy, soon, less promising, less promise that soon he will give you that which will make you happy. So don't stress. It can have some suffer and need to I budget to
work with Allah and have hope in the promise of Allah, that soon he will give you that which will make you happy. And then reflect on the past and remember, lm eg the kya demon Our Allah not find you and often and give you home give you shelter, give you a family to help you out in the past, or dedicado bajada and you found you wandering and he guided you. This is what happened to each and every one of us that there were times in our life where we were going astray we were falling apart where we were on the wrong path. Allah showed us the right way he guided us. Well, what did he learn for Africa. And He found you poor and he got he gave you wealth and contentment was there not a time
in your life where you were unemployed or you had lost your job, or your parents had lost their job or something had happened. And after having suffered Allah opened the doors for you again to this what happened in the past, but Amalia de muffaletta car.
So whenever you'd see orphans, or anyone else who's you know, regarded as low in the society, whether it's an orphan, or someone who is poor, or someone who is, you know, suffering from any problems? Well, I don't pretend to treat anybody badly.
And when someone asks you for something, don't chase them away. Don't chase them away. Don't treat them harshly. Again, someone asked if you don't have anything to give, at least give a kind word in Islam, to politely tell someone I'm sorry, I don't have anything to give you is better than to give them wealth and treat them badly in the process. You know, you give a person a firebrand and you tell them you know, you start swearing them and calling them names that that's not from Islam, you rather politely declined. So don't treat people badly. Give. If you have if you don't have the least give a good word will be Amati Rebecca Paradis. And as for whatever ever your Lord has blessed you
with, talk about it. Like feeling down you feeling depressed, you feeling sad, talk about loss, blessings, stop talking about the problems, talk properly about the test, talk about the blessings, you will feel better, and definitely the blessings are there. If you can't remember them, if you forgotten them, ask somebody else to remind you of them. If you feeling so down and sad that you can't think of anything in your life which is good as somebody else to remind you of tell them you tell me something good about my life and they will show you 101 things in your life that you should be grateful to Allah for. And this will ensure that help us to be stronger. So this surah
reached the end of the Tafseer of the sutra and the good news is the next year I'm not sure how to do the same thing. Right next door has the famous verse in in Las Vegas or after difficulty comes ease. So the same team is continuing on into the next era of hope.
And optimism and dealing with depression. And this is the same topic we'll continue with next week when we look at adoption of surah Allah Masha, which is a very important surah just like Surah Taha for getting over our problems and being strong. In a final reminder, each and every one of us is to pray five times a day. So why because Allah is trying to be Sabri or Salah twice in the Quran, he is trying to seek assistance from Allah with sober with sober masala inshallah, you can't do just one. Like many of us think we make several but we won't make up for future. It doesn't work like that you have to pray your five daily stralla if you want Allah's help, so this is a reminder once again to
pray five times a day. This is you know, the, the minimum we need to do to stay close to Allah subhanho wa Taala if you do this then insha Allah, Allah help will come and whenever you are down whenever you are feeling sad, remember to read to her and follow the instructions mentioned in of being optimistic about the future. Remembering whenever Allah helped you in the past, being good to people, serving society and giving charity and talking about all those blessings. If we do these things, then inshallah inshallah we can live happy lives and we can protect ourselves from falling into sadness, and we end with a dua that Rasulullah taught us to make, to be live in a humble home.
I seek protection in Allah from depression and anxiety, very famous to upon inauthentic books of Hadees I proceed protection without hum. Depression worried about the past, will harm and anxiety worry about the future. We are allowed to protect us from all forms of worry and sadness and depression and to keep us strong and healthy and happy throughout our lives. And to make us from those who are content with the will of Allah and what content what Allah has given us. And were patient with Allah test us and who will become stronger is Neela We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to guide us and to protect us and to make us from those who are closest to him in the afterlife. That
we will conclude today's tafsir stay strong. Remember the words of Surah Taha inshallah next week, we will look at another beautiful surah on the same topic surah Allah wa
salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh