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Heart Therapy: Episode 22 – Actions of the Heart -10 Sabr (Patience)
Channel: Kamil Ahmad
Series: Kamil Ahmad - Heart Therapy
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The heart is the most significant organ of the human body, both physically and spiritually. Thus, we need to strive to make sure our hearts are sound, healthy and free of every defect. The Prophet (SAW) said, “There is a piece of flesh in the body, if healthy, the whole body is healthy, and if corrupt, the whole body is corrupt. Indeed, it is the heart.”
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All my life I
have always held me
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Kalani Allah
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Welcome to this latest episode of heart therapy.
In the last episode, we had a look at one of the actions related to the heart. And that is the action of love, which originates in the heart. And that love is the love for Allah subhanho wa Taala and everything that Allah loves.
In this episode, we want to move on to another action of the heart, which is known as a sober or patience. And so, the meaning of a sober is that one controls his ego, and his knifes from frustration and anger and that he controls his tongue from complaining and that he controls his body parts from that which is not praiseworthy, which results as as a result of his anger and frustration.
And so, patience is meant to be for three different things. And so the scholars, they mentioned that patience, it is over three different things. The first is patience in obeying Allah Subhana who without his commandments, and this is what we refer to as perseverance. So doing what Allah has commanded us to do, patiently and with perseverance. And so Allah subhanahu wa tada said one lady in our Saba rubato What do you hear about him? what are called masala tower and fakuma Melrose acuna home Simran while Ania tell ya, una bill has an atom, la, la home, Rocco back down. Allah subhanho wa Taala says about the believers, they are those who are patient, seeking the bounty of their Lord,
and they establish the law, and they spend of what we have given to them secretly and publicly, and they repel evil with good for them, there will be a good and the second thing that we are supposed to be patient over is patience in avoiding the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so this we can refer to as a resolve having a strong resolve not to disobey Allah subhanahu wa Tada.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned an example of this, when he mentioned the seven individuals who will come on the Day of Judgment. And they will be in the shade of a loss of Hannah, who were to add on a day in which there will be no shade besides his.
And so one of the individuals that the prophet SAW Selim mentioned, is a man who was enticed by a woman
to commit adultery. And so he remained patient, he took a strong resolve, that he won't do it, even though he could have easily have done it. But he had a strong resolve and determination that was based on his patience to avoid committing that sin.
The third thing that we are supposed to have patience in is in the tests and the trials of Allah Subhana. Who want to add, and this third category is what is most difficult, and is also the one that is most common, where people they lose patience. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala he commanded us when he said, Yeah, you had Edina, MN was sober, he was solidarity in Allaha masabi dream.
All you who believe, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says while at the cooloola, Manuka roofie sabirah la
belle Wanaka Lata Sharon and do not say about those who have been killed in the path of Allah that they are dead rather they are alive. However, you do not know you cannot see that they are alive. And then Allah subhanahu wa tada says, telling us about a reality that hits every single one of us at some point in our lives. And so our loss of handle without it says what an absolute wonder combi shape, mineral healthy while jewelry, one oxygen mineral am well well and to see what the Murat why Bashir savarin Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and we will surely test you with something of fear of hunger
and a loss of wealth, poverty and a loss of lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, give good tidings to the patient, those who have patients when they are tested with a loss of these things. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the description of the patient, whether she saw been led in either or saw but who Masuda Paulo in Allah, he were in la hora de Rouen, they are those who say, when a calamity afflicts them, what do they say? They say, to Allah we belong truly. And to him, we are returning, they put their hearts in their belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala. That this belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala this thing that I lost, it belonged to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And to him, it has returned. And so I am satisfied. And then Allah says their reward is Ooh La, la him Salatu Robbie Marana What will our human do three things. Allah says they are those whom the blessings from their Lord, they receive, they receive blessings, and they receive mercy. And they are the right guidance. And so here we have the three kinds of patients or the three things that we are supposed to be patient over. The first two, we can say are related to voluntary acts, meaning that which we have control over. And so we have the ability to obey Allah, and the ability to stay away from disobeying him. This is the capability that Allah has given to each and every single human
As for the third one, then it pertains to that which is not in our hands. It was the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala, wherein we had no choice, a loved one passed away, we lost all of our money, or whatever else it may be from among the calamities of this life, it was not in our hands. And so that's why it's one of the more difficult things that
people cope with, in having patience over.
Now, Allah subhanho wa Taala has made patients like a horse that never gets tired, and army that can never be defeated, and a strong fortress, that can never be broken into. This is how patience is and so patience and victory, we can say our two brothers, they are twin brothers. That is because victory, it comes with patience and relief. It comes with distress and ease, it comes with hardship. And so patience is more helpful. Then, physical manpower, if you were to think about it, because patience helps one
without the need for any numbers, any manpower. And its relationship to victory is like that of the head to the body. And so the to go hand in hand, have patience, and you will have the victory of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now Eman is of two halves as the scholars have mentioned, one half is patience. And the other half is gratitude, being thankful. And so your happiness in this life and the next it depends on your share of both
And so we understand this, when we understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala deserves our worship and our servitude at all times. And so, in every circumstance, we should be worshiping Allah, whether it be in prosperous times, in good times, or whether it be in difficult times. And so in prosperous times, when things are going well for us, what do we do? We tank Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when things are down, when we are in difficult circumstances, what do we do? We have patience. And so these two the scholars say are the two halves of Eman.
there are various ranks of patients and so patience is not one rank, but we have various ranks. And so, the first rank of patience is patience through a loss of Hana what data which means that you seek a lot of help.
In having patience, you seek Allah's help in having patience, and you know, that Allah is the source of patience. And so, the patience of each and every single human being is not in his own hands, but rather, it is a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala, as Allah says, was there, one l sobre. Luca illa Billah. and be patient and your patience is not anything but through a loss of Hannah who went to Allah.
And so, this is the first rank as for the second rank, it is patience for Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning that the motivation behind your patience must be the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala the will to seek His pleasure wanting to get closer to him, not the desire to show people that you can control yourself or for people to praise you or for any other reason. And so the second rank is that you are patient for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And finally, the third rank of patience is patience with Allah subhana wa Tada. And so, your effort to keep with a laws, decrees and his requirements in terms of preserving them, living with them, going with them wherever they take you
and stopping wherever they stop. And so once patience with Allah is to attach his ego or his knifes to the things that Allah has commanded, and that he loves, this is the most difficult station to reach and the most difficult type of patients however, it is the patients of Austria deikun those who have attained the highest rank of truthfulness, and imagine those whom Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned that they are among those whom Allah Subhana who had that has favored from among the prophets and the martyrs and the righteous
will take a quick break. And in sha Allah Allah be right back after a few moments.
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh welcome back to this episode of heart therapy. In this episode, we have been looking at one of the actions of the heart which is known as a sober or patience.
And so, before the break, we were talking about the various ranks of patience, and so you have patience through Allah subhanho wa Taala which means you seek patience through Allah, just like you seek help through anything else. Or just like you seek help through Allah subhanho wa Taala for anything else. The second rank is
The rank of patience for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so, you do not have patience except for a lot alone. And the third rank is to be patient to actually be patient over what Allah subhanahu wa tada has commanded us with what he has forbidden us from and the calamities that he has sent to us. Now, Abraham, he states regarding the calamities that strike us in this life, he says calamities that befall a person which he cannot ward off, such as the death of a loved one, or wealth being taken away or sickness, etc, people are in four states regarding these calamities, the first is the state of the impatient,
those who complain and they are discontent, the second state
is the state of the patient. And the third state is the state of those who are satisfied and content and the fourth state, it is state of those who are thankful, who are grateful. And so, people are not all the same, when they are shaken with calamities, they are in various states, each state is a result of the state of your Eman. And so,
we see here four states the first is those who are not patient at all. This is not something that Allah subhanho wa Taala likes and the next three states this is what is required, but
each one is out of eat but each one is at a different level. And so it starts with being patient. And then after that as your Eman grows, you become satisfied with the plan of Allah subhanahu wa tada you are satisfied with it. And then not only that, you reach another level as your Eman increases. And you thank Allah subhanahu wa tada for having sent you that calamity.
the question is, and it is a very, very important question
regarding patience, how can we raise ourselves from being patient
and then becoming satisfied and then being grateful.
The following are a few ways and means that will help us to deal with calamities in the right way. The first is by understanding the true meaning of what Allah subhanho wa Taala said when he said in Allah he were in the urology room, truly, to allow we belong and truly to him, we shall return the one who truly understands the meaning of this, it will help him to be patient. And that's why Allah says that it is a patient who say these words
and so it means that Allah subhanahu wa tada possesses everything and he brought everything into existence. And it is his right to take it away whenever he feels like it.
And everything is going back to Allah subhanahu wa Tada. Nothing is here to stay forever. As a loss of Hannah who without it says could Illuminati have done everything on this earth will perish. And then Allah says why abacha was robbed because Lulu jela you will chrome except Allah subhanho wa Taala he will remain when everything else, parishes, among the ways that we can help ourselves to reach the high levels of patience
is by believing in the color of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is the sixth pillar or article of a man that we are required to believe.
And so to believe that no matter what it was impossible to avoid, what a lot afflicted you with.
And so, among the words of advice that the prophet SAW Selim taught to even our best or the Allahu, when he said to him, know that whatever you have missed out on, you could never have attained and whatever has befallen you, there is no way that it could have avoided you. And so if a loss of Hannah who was decreed for your loved one, to be taken away, is it possible for anyone to bring them back?
The answer is obviously no. As Allah says, For Lola either Bella Hotel kokoon what unto Hina? Even Tom's rune, then why do you not intervene? When the soul reaches the throat and is coming out? And you're looking on you are seeing what's happening? Why don't you intervene? What are you stopping? And then he's handled without it says, one and a colorable la he mean come. What Akela? Tomas we don't, but we are closer to him, but you do not see.
And so if you object to a Last Judgement, and question, Allah subhanahu wa Tada.
Will that bring back what Allah subhanahu wa, tada has taken away from you? No, it won't. And so we must submit to the fact that this was a loss decree. This was a loss plan and the plan of Allah, once Allah has willed for it, it never changes.
The third means that can help us to attain the high levels of patience, when calamities strikers
is to know with certainty that Allah subhanho wa Taala will give you better than what you have lost. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Why is that an Takahashi and what are you lacking? Perhaps you may hate something, but
it is good for you. There is good in what you dislike, perhaps you are upset that you have lost something.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala tells you that it is good for you there is good in it for you.
And that is because of loss of Hannah who went to Allah is Al Karim, the most generous and he would never take away anything from his believing slaves, except that he would replace it with something that is better. If a wall loves us, then you may ask why does he take away things from us? The answer is because in its place, he is giving you something far better, even if you do not see it. The who believes in this, those who have strong up in conviction in their hearts regarding this.
And we have examples of this from the lives of the companions on selama radi Allahu anhu, who is one of the mothers of the believers. She said, I heard the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say that there is no Muslim who is stricken with a calamity. And says what Allah has commanded in Allah in illogical rule.
And then he says, he makes a dua to Allah, O Allah reward me for my affliction, and compensate me with something which is better.
Except that Allah will compensate him with something that is better. So she said, This is what she heard from the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam.
She goes on to say, so when Abu Salah passed away her husband,
she said, Who among the Muslims, is better than Abu Salah?
He was, it was his household. That was the first to migrate to join the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So she thought, because she was in love with her husband, and she knew about his good. When he passed away, she thought, what could Allah give to me that is better than him. There is no one better than him. So then, I said those words that I learned from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala compensated me with something far better than Abu Salah. And that was the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And so she was married to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam after his death, after the death of Abu Salah, and she became one of the mothers of the believers.
And so no one puts their trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala and believes with certainty and conviction and then a lot betrays them, that never happens. If you put your trust in Allah, and you believe with certainty, in the promise of Allah subhana wa Tada. Then rest assured that the day will come when you will see that promise of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala never
betrays his believing servants.
Among the Ways and Means that can help us to attain the high levels of patience
is by remembering that the prophets and the messengers of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. They went through great tests and trials. And so the prophets and messengers, they were the most beloved of people to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And yet, Allah subhanho wa Taala tried them, and tested them with calamity after calamity, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, that the prophets and the messengers were tested the most, no other human being was tested, and tried with calamity, more than the prophets and the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so when
we remind ourselves of this, then we are reminded that
our calamity, this trial that we are going through, it is nothing compared to what they went through. And if I am patient, like they were patient, then I will receive the reward that they receive.
Finally, among the ways and means that we can help ourselves to
be patient over the calamities that befall us, is by reminding ourselves of the reward that is in store for those who are patient over calamities that Allah subhanho wa Taala sensors. And so in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala guaranteed those who are patient, that he will give them reward without measure. And so Allah subhana wa tada has told us in the Quran, that various deeds, they have a certain reward.
As for patience, Allah subhanho wa Taala said that its reward is without hisab without any measure, its reward is so great that was a parent who has concealed it from us without telling us what it is. And so when we remind ourselves of that reward,
it helps us to be patient over calamities, and also as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
that Allah subhanho wa Taala said, I have no reward other than Jenna, for a believing slave of mine, who remains patient for my sake, when I take away a beloved one, from among the inhabitants of the world, and to remind you, and to remind yourself, and so remind yourself of these words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when a beloved one passes away, whether it be your mother, your father, your brother, or even your child, remind herself of these words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And there are many similar Hadith. For example, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Whoever Allah wants good for he afflicts him, whoever Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to show goodness, he afflicted with calamity, and also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said,
that never is a believer,
stricken with a certain discomfort, or an illness or an anxiety, or a grief or a mental worry, or even the pricking of a thorn, except that Allah subhanahu wa tada will expiate his sins, on account of his patience. And so, these are some of the ways that will help us to be patient, when those calamities strike us, and those calamities will strike each and every single one of us one day in our life. The question is, will we be among the patient? Or will be or will we be? Or will we be among those who are impatient? I asked a loss of Hannah who with data to make us from among the patient, slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And with that, we come to the end of this episode. We'll
see you once again. In the near future on another episode of art therapy until then, Subhana Allah home no be hamitic to Allah, Allah, Allah and crystal Furukawa to the lake was Salam. alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
my life I
have always held me
Do me a favor.
don't leave me
Don't leave me