Having Hope When Things Seem Hopeless
Channel: Majed Mahmoud
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The Sunnah of the Prophet Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam whenever there seems to have a low spirit, whenever it seems that the people are starting to lose hope his methodology in life is as follows is to bring the whole backup. That's how he operates Mohamed Salah Salem. It sees that situation is very scary. He does not intensify the fear. Rather he tries to show you the hope tries to show you the light and this is who he was some Allahu alayhi wa sallam. And there's one example after the other in one narration ID in Hatem Radi Allahu Anhu. He said, I was sitting with a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This was at a time where the Muslim ummah was at a very weak point. One
man walked in, and they saw and he was next to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the man that walked in what's the problem? He came with a complaint is that the Arasu Allah the economy is very bad. I found out we're struggling financially. There's a financial crisis. Yeah, Rasul Allah, then someone else walked in a second complaint. What which one is it now it's about safety and security. You are also Allah thieves, people cheating, bribery, this and that. Your rasool Allah. So then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam listen to these complaints. And I want you to imagine at such a low negative, quote unquote, situation. He goes to ID and he tells him your ID, and he tells him
five things. Have you ever seen a hero? What's that hero, and hero is a location around the Persian Empire at that time, next to the ferrata river. So it says I have not seen a hero as a very prestigious city, but I heard about that hero. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says the entire lot bigger higher. Yeah, it if you were to live long enough, you will see something. What's that thing? So Allah, you will see a woman by herself, traveling from an Hira all the way to Mecca. Makes tawaf around the carrabba. She fears no one but Allah. How is the Prophet saying this? When men in the city are saying, We cannot buy and sell how we robberies? Id says I told myself the
Prophet didn't hear me. He says, What are you gonna do out? I'll tell you. What is he saying? We come from an era to McIsaac waiters do outta here. It was a gangster group. They're thieves sound will be loud. They ruined entire Arabia with their theft. So he's wondering how can assist the robot yourself cross with these people existing, but he accepts the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Then he says number two wella impalad Vika HYAH and if you were to live long enough here it led to the HANA canoes who kiss Allah, the treasures, the mansions, the wealth of Kisara, the leader of the time of the Persian Empire, the Muslims will conquer. There's only one famous Kisara the Prophet
doesn't even give you the full name says Kisara. So Id he's like kissing robbing the Hormoz. Yet also like kiss Radha, son of formers. The Prophet says kiss that I have been homeless Allahu Akbar. Then number three, where Id if you live long enough, what happens? A time will come will the ummah will have so much money, gold and silver? You would to give someone amount of money they say no, I don't need Allahu Akbar. The level of wealth and the comfort and the dunya that Allah will bring forth May Allah protect our hearts. Then he says number four, and he did not say this time if you live long enough, this one you will face it regardless. Which is what's number four, and every one
will meet Allah subhanho wa Taala there is no translator between you and Allah. Allah knows what you're saying, you will understand what Allah is saying. Then Allah Subhana Allah will tell that person have I not sent you a Messenger have been received the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then the person says Bella yes yeah Allah you I did receive it. Then Allah says Have I not given your money? Have I not given you the skills the blessings are fought the lake and the prison says Yes, see Allah you did. Then the person looks to his right sees nothing but the Hellfire looks to his left sees nothing but hellfire. Jahannam then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says
the fifth one. He says it took a novel, fear Jahannam fear the Hellfire out of all the things that can the Prophet tell us what was it they focused on? Well, it will be shaped by Tamra even if it was a donation. You're not doing any actual money at peace of a date, whatever you can to protect yourself from Jahannam give him sadaqa if you cannot, then what do we do here also Allah Febi Kelly Matin per yerba, then say a good word. Give people some
Hope correct something that is wrong, express good luck and character if you don't have no idea what is he saying? I lived long enough. Now listen, this hadith was narrated many years after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam died and he lived a long life. So it said I lived long enough and I saw with my own eyes, I saw with my own eyes a Sister, where are you from? I'm not from Medina. I'm not from Tebu. I'm not from Nigeria. And from an Hira, Allahu Akbar, by yourself, sister by herself. She came all the way and she was doing tawaf around the cab. She feared no one but Allah subhanho wa Taala sadaqa rasool Allah Azza the truth. Then, it says, and I lived long enough, what was the
second one? I was among the army that we conquered the Persian Empire is not that I heard I saw I was in that army, and we took over kissed up in the warm was, well, Allahu Akbar. Then he tells the Companions he did not live to the third one he did not live but he tells them with confidence. And if you are live long enough, you will see what the prophet has told us will come true. May Allah Allah was to be able to believe in every prime minister Rasool allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as mentioned, do you see what has happened? People complaining poverty security, we will conquer Allahu Akbar. This is who he was. Salah is celebrating the whole backup. We are OMA of Muhammad sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam. What was one of the lowest points one of them was terrifying points. Allah himself says in the Quran, Allah Himself says the Quran one of the scariest points of the Muslim ummah was in the Battle of the Trench when all the out of gathered and it was initiated the Battle of the Trench who initiated it yeah even up there yeah who the leader of the Benin Nadia so he collaborated with a lot of hand he collaborated with with Qureshi Allah is all come together and and Mohammed once and for all. As they were digging the trench they had approximately two weeks to dig about three miles, about 10 feet wide, 15 feet deep or so. That's how much work they have to do. And two
weeks Sahaba young and old rasool Allah Himself is digging until they came across what a rock, a massive rock. They said yet also Allah help us out because no man is stronger than Rasul Allah is Allah Salah. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam grabs the metal one like an axe or like a hammer. So he comes in a such a difficult situation. We can't waste a single second 24/7 Working Quraysh and the people 10,000 The biggest army ever assembled coming to attack us in Medina. Let's work because this rock they can go over it and attackers Bismillah Allahu Akbar, he hits the rock, what happens 1/3 of the rock breaks. So the private says Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allah made me
see something. What did you see that also Allah, I see the mentions of the Roman Empire the superpower you know, so Allah, the superpower and Allah gave me the keys to it. So for the way for us Subhanallah prophet to conquer the Roman Empire, he had to break through the rock. And many of us in our lives, we have rocks, and you will not take the keys of this or keys of that or succeed in this project or that mission until you break through the rock that Allah placed in your life. Then Allah will show you his idea to miracles at an even grander scheme and a grander scale. So then he did not give up the rock still not fully broken, they can come Halloween will eventually come. So he
Bismillah Allahu Akbar and he hits the rock, then the second third of the rock breaks. Then he says Allahu Akbar, Allah made me see something I can see it from here. He's in Medina, what is it? The palaces the mansions of Kisara the Persian Empire will take over Bismillah now who is hearing this? Muslims from the outside disbelievers from the inside aka Munna if you're going
on after Connor Medina, they're hearing this conquer the Roman Empire and then the Persian and the Muslims will be victorious and we will be honored. So one of them one after 10 says he is saying all these promises and we're not even comfortable to use the bathroom.
Look at the monitor clean put you down. Oh this loud, people coming to shake this day I just stabbed the sister this brother bringing the spirit up all that is fake. All that is nonsense. Be realistic. Be transparent. This is realistic. This is transparency. This is the hadith of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. This is the absolute truth. So nothing back then try to make us feel down hopeless you're meaningless. Look at the value appendant it's true story a panda comes from China all the way to Canada for cure all over the news, a panda and today a massacre in front of a hospital in Gaza. And very few channels cover it May Allah forgive us. But your value may be low in the sight of the
people that will lie It's high in the sight of Allah. And that's what matters the most
First, and that's how Omar looked at the people's lives. When people came to Omar when he was the Khalifa. They said Omar asked who in my army have passed away? So they said yeah, Amaya, Amira nominee and so on so died, so and so died, so and so died and others you do not know their names. So Omar said, If Omar does not know their names, then Allah knows their names.
Allah knows their names. They're not just numbers. This was set back in the day with a Marathi Allahu Allah. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam yella, one last third one last sort of the rock, he comes Bismillah Allahu Akbar breaks it and the entire Rock collapses. And he says I can see it. What do you see not North this time south. He sees Yemen, Yemen that was not close to even Islam at that time. He says Yemen I see Yemen, Islam will spread and La ilaha illAllah. We have many of brothers and sisters, whether from the Roman back in the day or the Persian and many of our brothers and sisters in Yemen, Subhan Allah, may Allah make us people that trust Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam, this who he was, this is the attitude of the believer, bring the spirits as high as possible, but be careful using what Allah and the Prophet had said salaallah alayhi wa sallam May Allah make us people of the Quran. May Allah make us people of the authentic narration Muhammad darlin your salt was salam. I say whatever I have said and they ask Allah to forgive me and forgive you all Allah is the most forgiving.
Bismillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam. Brothers and sisters, these high hopes and these high spirits. They come when we are patient, they come when we persevere, they come when we struggle. It comes when we are real men and women. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam How was the situation back in Mecca? Abuja one time authentic hadith Abuja had looked to his companions, and he saw Muhammad making SETDA and praying in front of the Canada. So Abu Jamal tells his people look at this show off Haddon Murai Look at this guy bragging in front of our own faces La ilaha illallah praying in front of the Kaaba, who among us can go and get us some remainings of a
dead camel not too far from here. Bring the dung bring the waist of the camel that was slaughtered and drop it Look at that wujiang Drop it when right when he is in such them Hamas Allah Azza Leno's so then Akbar says I will do it okay about you have slaves aucuba send someone else you got the money? No, that's the level of Haiti had that he personally wants to go visit that site and to show that I stand with so and so Allahu Akbar, Allah Akbar today. So Elijah with his own hand goes to that slaughtered camel brings the dung and the waste. You can imagine the blood the smell disgusting, over his clothing, and Akbar waits by the prophet the Prophet cannot see octopus waiting
and waiting until the Prophet makes such that when he makes sense that what happens, Akbar drops all that feels on the back of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam you know, was so sad, who's a narrator who tells us a story. It was as a hobby, authentic hadith. He says I saw this, but I couldn't clean his back. I want to ask you a question. Who is in more pain you today that you have very limited means to help your brothers and Larissa and other places of suffering, or the Sahabas pain. They see this Rasool being tortured and they cannot help him who's in more pain. They were in more pain. It's the Rasul Allah himself being tortured. And the Sahaba said, Lisa will not come enter, we cannot go
and help him. So don't think the fact that you cannot help is a sign that you're an evil person. Allah doesn't want the best for you, Allah such and such know Allah wants the best for all the believers, believe me subhanho wa taala. So the Sahaba said, I could not help him. I could not clean the back of the Prophet. So be careful how we act with wisdom in the line. subhanaw taala. He said, There's a lady she saw this, she ran to whom did she run? She ran to the house of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, she knocked on the door. She knocked so fast who opened fall tomorrow? The Allah Allah here Jewry, she was a young girl eight to 10 years old. That's it. Your dad, They ganged
against him, they threw filth on his back. He's still in Sajida. He's still inside them. So faulty medicine. She was running around the Alana running and running and she's cleaning the back of her father, and one of the very few times and authentic CEO of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, she curses at the Quran. She swears that done but look at this wording ready? Fella mentor and the human of Salah. When the Prophet finished his salah, forgive me. I'll say three times when the Prophet finished his Salah when the Prophet finished his salah. He got up and says Allahu Malaika kurush
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at names one by one your Allah destroy them yet Allah destroy them but what's the key thing he did not become hasty. He finished his Salah because he knows for Allah to accept my dua he knows for Muslims to be victorious he knows for the enemy to be defeated. I gotta finish my salah.
So that parking lot May Allah bless this masjid and the Imams of this masjid and the organizers behind this message, the volunteers and the staff may Allah grant them all General Bill Alameen keep this number coming to the masjid as much as you humanly possibly can. I work in the corporate world many of you do as well. We cannot be here all five but show Allah for toquilla Miss Tata to show Allah that you're being having Taqwa as much as you possibly can. When he finished his salah, he made this dua, the dua of the Prophet this was early Mecca. midnighter so how long after this that Allah destroy Abu jihad? Not until he left Medina there's a wisdom why Allah is delaying the actual
the response, or Allah is timing it in the most wise way because Allah is Al Hakim will Alene Denise see Sahaba de LAN and Amar and sumiya Radi Allahu Allah the first one to ever die FISA de la the first blood to ever be shed for the sake of Allah was a woman Allahu Akbar. So mejorada Allahu Allah. When Abu Jamal and the enemy could not break her soul, but they chose to break her body. You may be broken physically, but you may inshallah maintain your spirituality. Cancer may kill someone's body, but it may never kill someone's soul. That's why Allah says law you can live Allah who Allah will never overburden and what the body is the same law, Allah I will never overburden the
soul with something it cannot handle. How many people are dying, and they are giving us hope. And we are 10 times healthier than them physically, but we are sick and dying spiritually. But they're super alive. They're so strong. How many videos right just yesterday going viral of people non Muslims. They say these Muslims in Gaza specifically, how can they say Alhamdulillah? How is it that they live by La ilaha illallah people that you will never imagine that that will will come not from you and you and Dallas, not from Florida that down will reach the core of America from people in an open prison. La ilaha illa Allah the souls can be so strong that no weapon that no missile can ever
break. May Allah grant us such high Eman Yarrabah Allah mean, but then we're human beings. We're human beings. Kebab Radi Allahu Anhu he goes to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam because they got too much it got really rough theory that so much so that kebab of you one thing about how bad many years after the Prophet died of a book of subject die kebab lived until the Khilafah of Rama Allah. So her Babs back was revealed his back. So when Allah saw kebabs back, he could not believe it. Then the reason says, I have never seen someone's back tortured. The way kebabs back was tortured Allahu Akbar why Habad said let me explain. The use do back in the day in Macau when used to torture us.
They used to put fire coal and fire stones on the ground fire. And the thing that turns off that fire was my back. They used to pick me and they throw me on the back and then my back melts. Then the fire goes off. So hubbub goes to the prophets of Allah he was sending it says here Rasul Allah or prophet of Allah hulless you can sense the feeling of pain at a standstill Allah spirulina and tender Allah Allah Allah will you not make dua let's get this thing rolling so Allah and hubub was not slapped once kebab was not punched, kebab was put in fire until he mentioned that complaint. May Allah make a strong Yoruba alanine but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I'll end with
this hadith insha Allah than one short hadith of hope in the Allah. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not appreciate very much what hubub said what really? Yes, he got up and he was angry. His face got red. Why? He said, there were people back in the day. They used to maintain their faith to the extent people will dig a hole in the ground, put the Muslim body in the ground alive, and they will be told to let go of their faith. Yet TV means shot gets like a chainsaw, puts on top of their heads and did ask them to leave their faith and they maintain their faith until they are chopped in half nubby Salah is an authentic hadith. Then he says that does not shake their faith.
Allahu Akbar. Then he says and there is another group of people, you shall tuna they used to be combed, in what sense a comb from iron that peels the skin off of the bone. And that does not shake their Eman. May Allah grant us such strong demon Yarrabah alanine, but what does the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he gives him hope time will come this Deen will be victorious. This Deen will be victorious look to where he ends ready for the ending?
Well, I can not come to start you don't but you guys are hasty.
You guys are in a rush. You Allah where is it is 20 Some days it's three years or 75 years 200 years rush rush. Don't think of human beings lives associated to these narrations look at the nation's lives. Because Islam would to die with a death of anyone. It would to die with the death of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam it didn't die. The Deen grows and the profit promises are applied and to end with what also allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the last narration as promised. There is an Sahaba His name is Abdullah bin Hawala. He says the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told me that of the $100 Commission, soon the Levant or a Shem area will be all opened for the believers. Then he says,
then the treasures will be distributed amongst them, so much so that there is so much one money that that person will be given 100 dinar a lot of money, but they have no interest in it. Then the Prophet, he put his hand over the head of urban Hawala, he put his hand over his head when he said, You have to Hawala either or it'll kill off and that's
when you see that the caliphate enters the the of the, of the blessed land, then that is around the time. Zellers, Ill Will Bella when Omar will evolve that's around the time of earthquakes, disasters and calamities. Then he says, And when this all happens, the closeness of Yokoyama to these events is like the closeness of my hand to your head. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam