Dealing with Calamities
Channel: Kamil Ahmad
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This life we live in is one of test and trial. Every single one of us is tested by Allah with different kinds of afflictions and calamities. So how do you deal with these calamities? The following are a few means that will help us in dealing with calamities in the right way.
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tells us about a reality
and that is that he shall test us
with certain calamities afflictions, trials, he gives us three examples.
And he also mentions in these verses
three ways of dealing with these calamities.
And then he mentions the reward three different types of reward for those
who bear and cope with these calamities in the right way.
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, well, Anna Balu and Nicole, B Shea in mineral how
we shall surely test you with something of fear.
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and the loss of wealth, a loss of lives and the loss of fruits and crops.
And so these are the calamities that befall us in this life.
As for the way to deal with these calamities, a loss of Hannah what Allah tells you is believing slaves. Yeah, you have a lady in a monastery
or you who believe, seek help through through patience. And so patience is something related to the heart. It is an act of worship, that is related to the heart.
Also, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Allah Dena either or sorbet como su Eva, call in Lila he were in Isla de Raji rune,
an act of worship that is related to the tongue.
And so those Allah says those who were afflicted with a calamity, they say in de la in LA he Raji rune truly, to allow we belong and truly to him, we shall return.
As for that, that combines the actions of the heart
and the actions of the tongue, the loss of Hannah who Allah says, Yeah, you heladera minister, you know, this Sabri masala.
And so a loss of Hannah who attended tells us the way to deal with the calamities that befall us in this life by turning to Him in prayer. And so my dear brothers and sisters, the calamities of life, are a reality.
A loss of Hannah who attalla tests is believing slaves with different types of calamities, and trials and tests whether it be the loss of a loved one
Whether it be a sickness and illness,
whether it be fear, anxiety, depression,
whether it be a loss of wealth,
economic problems, whether it be marital problems, whether it be war, famine, whatever it be, whether on the individual level, or on the level of the community, or on the international level, Allah subhana wa Tada. He has promised to test us with calamities and trials.
And so how do you know whether a test from a loss of Hannah who with data is a blessing or whether it is a punishment
by looking at your state. And so the closer you are to a loss of Hannah, who with data,
the more obedient you are to him,
the more you are in terms of fulfilling his commandments, staying away from his prohibitions, then this is a sign that a calamity that Allah afflict you with?
is a blessing from Allah, a good sign for you that Allah is testing you with something to see how your reaction will be? Will you be patient? Or will you be impatient? Will you be content? Or will you be discontented?
But if you are distinct from a loss of Hannah who went to Allah,
disobeying him living a life of sin,
then this is a sign that such calamities are a punishment from a loss of Hannah who went to hell, in order to bring you back to a loss of Hannah who had to had
to wake you up from your state of heedlessness. And so either way, whether it is a blessing, or whether it is a punishment, the purpose of these calamities, is to test us to see who will be patient and who will return to a loss of Hannah who want to highlight.
My dear brothers and sisters, not everyone is the same in terms of their reaction to the calamities and the trials that afflict human beings.
And so you have some who are pleased with what Allah has tested them when they are patient,
while others are impatient,
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the calamities that afflicts man with
which he cannot really ward off from himself, whether it be the death of a loved one,
or a sickness,
or wealth stolen, etc.
People in this regard are in four different states. The first is the state of those who are impatient, and discontent.
is the state of those who are patient.
The third is a level higher, those who are not only patient, but they are content and satisfied
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Those who are not only patient, not only are they content with the culture of Allah,
but they are grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala How can one be grateful to Allah Subhana whom to Allah for a calamity that befalls him?
Because he understands that this is from Allah subhanho wa Taala as a test to bring him back to Allah subhanho wa Taala
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My dear brothers and sisters,
the reality of these calamities and afflictions that befall us
is a reality that we cannot escape.
And so the very purpose why Allah created death and life is to test us.
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However, the question is not whether or not we're going to be tested.
Rather, the question is, how are we going to react to such calamities and trials.
And so the following ways in sha Allah to Allah will help us to deal with calamities in the best way
to make us from among those who are patient, when a lot afflicts us with calamities and afflictions and disasters in this life.
The first of these ways, or means is by understanding
this great phrase and statement of a loss of Hannah who had the honor. In Lila he were in Isla urology room.
Many of us say this,
when a loved one passes away.
But how many of us truly understand its meaning.
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that to allow we all belong,
the one who understands this and believes in the reality of its meaning understands
that we all belong to a loss of Hannah, who with everything,
in this world, everything in the heavens and the earth are the dominion of a loss of Hannah who went to hell. And when you understand this, you will understand that Allah He is the one who gave us what he gave us. And it is he who takes away what he takes away.
He grants us what He grants us. And he also takes away whatever he takes away. Why? Because it belongs to him. So Hannah, who went to Hannah?
And then the second part, we're in LA, he Raji rune to Allah, we are all returning, the one who truly understands and believes in this, he understands that this is a reminder, it's an admonition for the believers. That to a loss of Hannah who attalla everyone in everything is returning, nothing shall remain everything and everyone is going back to a loss of Hannah, who, what.
And so the one who understands this great statement,
bearing with calamities and the troubles of life, no matter how great they may be, will become easier for him to deal with.
The second way or means that can help us to cope and deal with the calamities and the troubles of life
believing in one of the components of a man.
And that is our belief in our cabal, we'll call them.
And so one of the six pillars of a man is our belief
that a loss of Hannah who Allah He wills, whatever he wills, He has destined and decreed everything to take place in this universe, no matter how small or great it may be.
And that's why one of the words of advice that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave to even above are the Allahu Allahu Allah
would have of the words that of advice that he had given to him was that whatever has missed you, you could never have attained
and whatever you have attained, you could never have missed and so when a calamity befalls you, and you remind yourself of this,
you will understand that no matter what, I could never have avoided this. I could never have escaped what has befallen me.
Among the Ways and Means that could help us to cope and bear with the calamities of life
is by having conviction.
And sincerely Ensign and certainty
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the belief that whatever a law has taken away, he will give me what is better than it.
And so whatever Allah has taken away from us,
those who have this firm belief and conviction
that Allah subhanho wa Taala he has not taken it away, except that he will give us what is better than it. This is among the greatest means that can help us to cope with the calamities of life. But who benefits from this belief,
those whose hearts are firm
with regards to this belief,
and that is because Allah Subhana, who Allah is Allah Karim.
He is the most generous
and one who is generous does not take something away,
except that he will give something better back.
And we have many examples from the lives of the Sahaba
that shows us destroying belief in their hearts.
And so we have Mr. Ravi Allahu Allah,
who was the wife of Abu salah
and one of the best households
the first household to migrate to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
One day her husband passed away Abu Salah, who was among the rest of the companions
and it was a time of grief for him selama
However, she remembered that once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
had said that whenever a calamity afflict somebody
if they were to say in our in our in our era he Raji rune truly to Allah we belong and truly to him, we are returning. And then he says,
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that Oh Allah reward me for this calamity.
And replace for me what is better? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that nobody who says these words, while firmly believing them, except that Allah truly replaces for them what is better.
And so I'm selama thought to herself, she pondered over these words that she thought who could possibly be better than Abu Salah
who could possibly be better than Abu Salah
Allah has taken away from me this great individual
who will allow replace me with after he has taken him away.
However, she said I said it anyways. Why? Because she believed
in the words of Allah and His Messenger, that they would never lie.
And she said that as a result of seeing these words, a loss of Hannah who had to add, replaced her with none other than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam until the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam married on selama. And she became from among the mothers of the believers.
And there are many other examples as well.
Such as that woman who was afflicted
with an illness with epilepsy.
And she came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
asking him to make dua for her
to cure her of this illness.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, if you wish, I will make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala to cure you. And if you wish, you could be patient and your reward for this patient will be nothing but gender.
Now, if this was any one of us,
we would have chosen the first
we can no longer tolerate this calamity, this illness, and so we would ask for it to be cured.
But what did this great companion choose? She said, I choose Jenna.
Why? Because she was sure she had yaqeen she had certainty and conviction
that a law would surely reward her with what is better
The ways and means that can help us
to cope and deal with the calamities and the troubles of life.
No matter how great they may be, is by reminding ourselves of the stories of the prophets and the messengers
for what they went through of calamities of ordeals,
no human being has gone through.
And that's why sadly, VW will cause rhodiola when he asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who among people who are afflicted with calamities the most.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
the prophets, and then those who follow them in righteousness, and then those who follow them in righteousness.
And so when one reminds himself
of what the prophets and the messengers went through, of ordeals, of strife, of calamities, this will help him to bear with what little has afflicted him with of calamity, or affliction.
And so if we were to look for example, at the story of use of Allah, his Salaam,
and what he went through, first he was separated from his father.
And then he was abandoned by his brothers, and thrown into the well.
It didn't end there. He was then sold as a slave,
and then tested with the women, and then finally thrown into prison.
At this point, somebody would say what a miserable life How could abandon those who are closest to him.
But then what did the loss of Hannah who attalla do? What was the eventual outcome of this long life of suffering, it was nothing but reward. And so a loss of Hannah who had brought him out of prison and raised his rank and status in society,
and then reunited him with his parents and his brothers.
Also, if we were to look at the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And what he went through
an example is when he was kicked out of Mecca, exiled from Mecca by his own people, and Morocco was the most beloved of places to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
But yet, Allah subhana wa tada replaced him with what was far better Medina where he established a state and from there spread the religion of Islam.
And finally, among the Ways and Means that can help us to cope and deal with the calamities and the ordeals that we are afflicted with,
is by remembering the great reward for those who are patient over such calamities and ordeals. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned
in the Hadith, and could see in the Hadith which he narrated from a loss of Hannah who was a Allah, that Allah says, I have no reward other than Jenna,
for my believing slave, when he remains patient, for my sake, over what has befallen him of calamity.
And so the reward is nothing but gentlemen, for those who are patient over the calamities, over the ordeals that they are afflicted with, also, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that there is no believer
who is afflicted with a calamity, whether it be discomfort, whether it be an illness, whether it be anxiety, a grief, a worry, even if it is the pricking of authority, except that Allah subhanho wa Taala expiate his sins, on account of his patient.
And so if we were to be patient over these calamities,
that a loss of Hannah who with the ANA through these calamities
is expiating our sin.
This is among the greatest of means that can help us to deal with the calamities of life.
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Who would the other when calamities afflict us?
We ask a loss of Hannah who went to Allah.
We ask Allah Subhana who Allah to forgive and have mercy upon those who have passed on from among our loved ones, and from among all of the believers.
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