How to remain positive & motivated in challenging times 02
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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my dear brothers and sisters, we are on the second
of the lecture series being positive in challenging times. Last week, we looked at why challenging times happen. Why do difficulties, trials and tribulations calamities? Why do they happen we looked at that in the light of the Quran and the Sunnah.
Firstly, and foremost thing that I want to say to you is that we must never lose hope, because it is the hope of sunrise that keeps the traveller going in the dark, cold night on a lonely road, haunted with shadows in which evil lurks. He draws strength, she draws strength from their past and plans for the future and that is what we must do.
But before we go there,
I remind myself and you that we must never lose sight of the fact that this life is a journey. It's not a destination. It's not a place to be. This is a place we are passing through a journey towards our destination, which is Jana insha. Allah.
We must remember what Allah subhanho wa Taala told us about this, where I last ran into another lightning run. called on I've seen the control mode. We're in nama to a phone Oh, raccoon, Yeoman.
fireman Zohan in river Oh the Fidel Janata advise. woman had to do Nia il Mata o Manasa Zed, which means every one every knifes every living being, shall taste death.
And only on the Day of Resurrection on the Day of Judgment, shall you be paid your wages in full.
And whoever is removed away from the Hellfire and admitted to Jana,
he or she indeed is successful, that person is the only one who's successful, the one who has been removed from the Hellfire and enter into john, the life of this word, is only the enjoyment of deception, meaning that it's a deceiving thing.
I remind you on myself that winners are decided only at the end of the race, not during the race. And often, the one who wins is not the one who was fastest at the start. But the one who stayed in the race until the end,
consistency and perseverance are critical.
Talent is overrated. Sustained, thoughtful effort, will be talent every single time.
Life is the greatest blessing of Allah. And in that life, the greatest blessing is eema to recognize Allah subhanho data, and to worship Him alone, because he's the only one worthy of worship. And this is because we love him.
And we are concerned about his pleasure. I put life before the man because if we live, we can turn to Allah subhanho data and have all our sins forgiven.
It is important to keep this truth in perspective, that the door of his TFR and Toba remains open and our end.
It is also important to remember that this ending can come at any time.
So while being happy at the door of Toba and repentance being open, we must not become complacent about it, because it can shut at any time.
In a race, experienced racers focus on themselves to ensure that they are doing all the right things throughout the race. They don't allow themselves to be distracted with what others are doing or not doing. They don't look at the equipment or the style or resources of the opponent. They focus on their own game, so to speak on their own style.
They are careful about doing the right thing in the right sequence. And the focus always on the goal.
Because they understand that winners are decided only at the end of the race.
The second thing to think about
is of times when we faced difficulties and survived and emerged stronger.
This can be as individuals in our own lives, or in the stories of our families, and of Muslims as the oma of Rasulullah sallallahu.
Let me illustrate for you some of the worst crisis that Muslims faced in our history. As I speak, please put yourself in the locations and situations like a little bird or a tree branch, witnessing what was happening. listen to the voices. Look at the faces, the colors, the noise, the dust, the conflict, the aggressors, and the victims. Look at the smiles and the tears. Try to feel their pain and pleasure,
their fears, their apprehensions, their hopes and aspirations. You are an interested observer.
Firstly, it's a Hilltown home to one of the two powerful and respected tribes of the ages, the bones of
the doubt has its own temple, which ensured a steady stream of visitors. We generate a revenue for the chiefs and businessmen and employment for others.
To men are walking up the steeply inclined road, leading to the town center, where the three chiefs who ruled the tri live
passers by and others in the town square, look at the man and it appears that they recognize them. They know who they are. The men go into one of the houses of the chiefs. After some time, they emerge, and the Chiefs come out after them, and a shout at them and the call the people to drive the men away from their town.
You are astonished and it's complete break with our traditional hospitality to the stranger to the welfare
to the visitor.
What is happening, but you see urges and lovers start shouting abuse at the men and you'll see them throwing stones at them. The men are injured and bleeding. By the by the time duo Outerbridge. You recognize the men, you know who they are.
One of them is the best of all creation, the Beloved of Allah Jalla delallo and his companion, his his adopted son,
Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and they've been harita are their love and yet, they are helpless, abused, beaten, injured, physically, and emotionally even more, though those are wounds that you cannot see. Why?
You ask, Why? What is their crime? Why are they being punished? It looks like punishment. So why is this happening?
How do you feel
as a Muslim at the moment, seeing our soul Salalah Hollywood Sallam being treated in that way, and no divine help coming to his aid.
Did you think the word would come to an end?
That Allah subhanho wa Taala would destroy those who attacked his messenger sallallahu sallam.
But didn't happen. Did that happen?
Let's go to another day.
Saturday, March 23 620-576-2587 of shower. Three hedgy there is a battle raging at the foot of the mountain. Outside Medina.
The battle is going in the favor of the Muslims and you the little bird on the tree. Rejoice to see the enemies running.
Then suddenly, the tables are turned.
The gallery have hardly been worried.
Routes the Muslims.
Muslim soldiers are being killed everywhere.
You see what is happening to some of the most famous Sahaba of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the first envoy of Hamas of Rasulullah Salaam to Medina, on whose invitation most of the powerful and influential chiefs have
The unsalted became Muslim. Muslim even while
Abdullah bin raha Allah one, the cousin of Rasul Allah is Allah is seldom
Then as you watch, you see an Abyssinian warrior
with a spear, taking cover of rocks, going towards the uncle of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, Hamza bin Abdul muttalib
and as you watch, he throws his spear
and the great as Allah, or asador also, Hamza bin Abdul Mutallab Rolando is Shaheed in the path of Allah.
You see the enemy attacking Rasul Allah is Allah Alia salams position and then your worst nightmare comes true.
You see, Rasul Allah is Allah seldom struck on his blessed face and he false. There is a rumor that refer lies online Salah has been killed for you, the word has ended.
What is the point in even being alive?
Islam is over.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam is no more.
But did that happen?
Did it happen?
Just over four years later,
in December 6 29 or January 630. The dates are disputed.
In the month of Ramadan
at us see what you see. You see, Russell relies on sudden
entering MCI as a conqueror.
And a few weeks later, you see him conquering a pipe. The same down that draw him out those many years ago.
The people who drove out and their wealth came into the hands of the Muslims or spoils of war.
The Battle of hunay was one of the most significant victories of the Muslims and secured the entire Hejaz region for the Muslims.
Fast forward 500 years you are in Baghdad, the capital of the embassies, whose Empire extended from the Iberian Peninsula in Spain to sinned in present day Pakistan.
A center of learning the like a wish the world has never seen had never seen before or seen since.
A place with more libraries. One city with more libraries than in all of Europe put together
a city the scholars are which translated the work of Greek of the Greeks into Arabic, which later became the basis the fundamental basis of European Renaissance.
The home of scientific discoveries, philosophical debates, books and poetry coming out, coming together of the great Abrahamic faiths in theological discussions and cultured debates, as you watch the vibrant markets, beautiful palaces.
Magnificent massage in the core of our mortal sin, the believer, a direct descendant of Rasul Allah is the seller. You get news of the Mongol horde, commanded by hulagu Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan, is on the way to besiege about
you're not unduly perturbed because there is an army of 60,000 soldiers at the command our motor ship, and after all, he's a direct descendant of also allies and a seller. So the help of Allah macka
metodo utter horror, Baghdad falls in nearly 13 days.
The Siege lasted from January in 29 to February 10 1258.
The Mongols lead Baghdad waste.
They say that the books from the bait will hikma the house of wisdom alone were thrown into the Tigris, supposedly so that many and there were so many that our horse would have walked across the river on them.
They say that the waters of the Tiger is ran black, with ink from the books that were thrown into it by the Mongols
priceless manuscripts that contain
The peak of knowledge of all mankind sank into the mud of the Tigers lost forever.
Depth counts vary widely, but it is estimated that over 1 million Muslims were put to the sword.
The Mongols loaded and then destroyed mosques and palaces and libraries and hospitals. Grand buildings that had been the work of generations were burned to the ground.
And what is him? The direct descendant of Rasul Allah is Allah Salah was executed with his old family, who Lego took the women of his family as slaves and distributed them among the soldiers. He ordered that his children should be killed before his eyes, and then he should be hanged. This was done.
Those were not merely Muslims. But people with the highest line is
the golden age of Islamic rule ended.
For you the word ended, but did it.
What did happen was that Burke a, another grandson of Genghis Khan,
a brother, cousin of Hulu,
who was the ruler of the Golden Horde from 1257 to 1266, became Muslim, and later adopted Islam as the religion of the harnett Empire.
As big later changed to Uzbek the Mongol Han under home the Golden Horde attained its greatest power was not only Muslim, but he made Islam the state religion to the entire Golden Horde became Muslim as well so eloquently put it in his Java Sheikah Toonami Jai Agha, Iran Kimmy Jana say NASA may look me by Monday Say hi Aya your I*a a k of sunny Say hi Aya your issue shed that dark age of sanity pass by middle guy vehicles and on fantasy. It means that you will suffer no ending you will not end and you will not perish. If Iran star declines Iran was the peak of civilization at that time. So he's using that as a as a allegory. So, you will not end and you will not suffer any ending. If Iran
star declines, it is not the vessel which decides the potency of the wine. It is proved to all the word from the tales of Tata conquerors. The Kaaba found brave defenders among worshipers in temples, because the Mongols were idle, idle idolaters they were worshipped in temples they were not the Han is only a Thai as a military title. It doesn't mean they are Muslims are non Muslims.
But they became the greatest they became Muslim and they became the greatest defenders of Islam The world has seen after that time.
On a side note, this reference to tatters which you see in most Muslim writings is wrong. Because these were mangoes they were not taught us the toddlers are mangoes are two different people altogether. And Genghis Khan, the first thing he did was he wiped out the Tatars. And so these are all Mongols. They're not traitors. Now I can give you many more examples from our history, the history of Islam, and Muslims around the world of suffering and disasters, which make whatever we are facing today look like a Sunday school picnic.
That is why history is so important because it helps us to see things in perspective. Life and Times have ups and downs. And so we must never lose hope. Our hope is not a figment of our imagination, nor is it self deception. It is rooted in our own history. History shows us that after every debacle, we survived and emerged victorious and stronger. So will it be in our case in these times insha Allah
and that's why the share the Shire said, Islam is in the heart of Karbala Cuba, is referring to the Shahada of Hussein when Bin Ali on the Allahu ano and most of his family in the in, in the place in Iraq or Karbala. At the hand of yours, it's yours, you've been various forces, and he said that Islam is in the heart of Karbala, Islam gets revived after every calamity and using Karbala as an allegory for that. However, there are rules that does not forget that there are rules. First rule remember
That the winner is always decided at the end of the race and our race ends when we meet Allah. So stay true to Allah. And Allah will help us inshallah number to ensure that we obey Allah subhanho wa Taala. Jenna did Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at all times. nothing other than that will save us or relieve our suffering, neither wealth, nor military strength, nor lineage, nor education. All these are important, but secondary to obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala because it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who is the source of all power and goodness? Because he said karela Huma Malik Al mulk, to hotel motel command, Tasha waternsw he will will come in man, Tasha,
what do I xuemin Dasha are those in lumen Tasha, big girl Hi. in Mecca, Allah Alisha in Korea. A lot of our doesn't say to them, we also have masala is Allah that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the owner of everything. Medical monk, he gives it he gives authority he gives kingdoms he gives power he gives control to who he wishes and he takes it away from who he wishes. He gives prestige and dignity to who he wishes and he reduces to ignore money and
and a nameless state, those he wishes and in his hand, there is only goodness and he has control over every single thing. So never forget that.
Number three, ensure that we are always beneficial to all those around us. Allah subhanho data supports people if they are just and Beneficent Allah. Allah even supports adjust and beneficial nonbeliever, over a believer who is unjust and self indulgent. And number four, remember that our return is to Allah subhanho wa Taala and that he is always aware of all that is happening and has the power to change it. So we must make Rasool Allah
inshallah next week, we will look at a possible future strategy. Not easy, but doable. Insha Allah, ask Allah subhanaw taala geladeira Lu, to be
pleased with you, and never to be displeased. ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us to do that which pleases Him and to save us from that we does not please him was Allah Allah Allah Bukhari while Allah He was severely vain. Rama to God, what are Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh