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How to remain positive & motivated in challenging times

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Mirza Yawar Baig

Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen

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wa sallahu wa salam O Allah Shafi lambier evil mousseline. Muhammadan rasul, Allah is Allah Allah Allah you already he was happy he was alone. This live on kathira kathira from abadal. My brothers and sisters,

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the topic of today's call is being positive in challenging times.

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To say to say that we are living in challenging times, would be an understatement.

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The changes that these times have brought in our lives and societies

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have been both good and difficult.

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And above all perplexing, and for many of us, they have led to some level of anxiety and depression. And worse.

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Let me therefore try to put what's happening into a framework that we can understand and find meaning.

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For that we need to look at for things

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we will take this one at a time.

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The first one is, why does it happen? Why do difficult times come upon us? Number two, is to reflect on and think of our past and the difficulties that we overcame in the past. Number three, plan for the future, what should be our strategy? And number four,

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remember, the definition of final success and that is only in the asset.

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So why does it happens?

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The first and foremost thing to understand and remember is that nothing happens without the permission of Allah Subhana Allah

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and that nobody and nothing has the power to do or undo what Allah subhanaw taala wishes.

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Learn after one outdoor Illallah nobody can benefit and nobody can have, except Allah Subhana hota.

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A lot of a hotel adored us. Why difficulties and calamities happen?

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Allah, Allah created a world of cause and effect.

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Its laws are fixed, and anyone within the purview of the law will feel it.

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For example, Allah subhanho wa Taala created the law of gravity,

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whereby any free falling object is attracted towards the earth with an acceleration of 32 feet per second per second.

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Now, whether you are a feather or rock, you will fall towards the Earth. at the same rate,

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you can afford to ignore the law of gravity as long as you are on the earth.

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But if you want to leave the earth to fly, or if you are falling towards the earth,

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you must do something to override gravity.

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That is the role.

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The principle of lift in flight or the role of the parachute. When following

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gravity must be dealt with. It cannot be ignored, except at our own peril.

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The same logic of natural laws applies to our actions that are action which result in goodness, and actions which result in evil.

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Who does that affect ourselves? Today, we face abject poverty, sickness, violence, crime, mass murder, Cold War. All of these and more are the result of predatory capitalism, driven by mindless consumerism, and a total absence of compassion and kindness.

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We can undo all of this in one stroke, but only if we are prepared to change our own priorities and values and ethics and lifestyles.

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It is no mystery. We must decide which is more important. Clicking the button on amazon prime to buy some more junk which we will never use, or donating the same amount to feed someone.

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Our choice,

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a lot of $100 dollars, that we bring calamities upon ourselves by our beliefs and actions and above all, by refusing to change.

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Allah Even then, in his infinite mercy, sends us warnings so that we can change ourselves before it is too late. And we reach our ending, after which nothing can be changed. But gravity is not a punishment. But why

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It's a slap on the wrist to somebody who is extending his hand towards the fire the flat parts but if you are allowed to put your hand in the fire, it will hurt much more.

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The slap saves you from burning yourself.

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A lot of our data therefore allows us a taste of the consequences in the chakra, so that we can change ourselves. Allah subhanaw taala said, I will be live in a showdown the regime in Allah Allah yoga euro magliocco when had your way yiruma be unforeseen will either allow the love of your home in Zoo and Mandala omala home in Dune II Meanwhile, a lot of our data said which means Verily, Allah will not change the good condition of a people as long as they do not change their state of goodness themselves by committing sins or by being ungrateful and disobedient, almost rather. But when Allah subhanaw taala wills a people's punishment, there can be no turning back of it and they will find

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themselves besides Him. Know protect.

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Allah.

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Also Zahara pasado will very well Buhari Bhima cassava ad nursey de combat Allah. Allah homea do call zero will all be fungal. Okay for Ghana, Africa to Ludhiana in Ghana Accra home mushy kid, Allah subhanho wa Taala said, evil trials and tribulations and calamities have appeared on the land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned by evil deeds.

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That Allah make them taste a bar of what they have done in order that they may return by repenting to Allah subhanaw taala say all Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam travel in the land and see what the end was?

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What the end of those before you was, most of them were mostly corn. They were people who are polytheists. There were people who joined partners with a lot of analysts and

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the first thing to do therefore, is to check our beliefs and actions to see if there is anything we do which resembles politics.

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We don't worship idols I agree.

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But what about worshiping graves and seeking help from

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and

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making dua to the dead?

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You may say that we don't worship graves. But to believe that somebody who's dead in a grave can affect our lives. Grant favors make dua for us, or any such thing is openshift.

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calling on the dead for help by saying yes when so it shook placing reliance on anyone other than Allah Serrano. dalla is also a former ship.

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ostentation and joining up is a form of ship.

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Believing that someone or something other than Allah Serrano data can help or harm is a form of shirk, to follow our desires in opposition to the orders of Allah and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam is a form of ship. All these attract the anger of Allah subhanaw taala and they attract calamities. Despite this, a lot of our data does not destroy us. He wants us so that we can change.

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And I said well, what I was econo minella Villagra, Daniela, we like Mary Lou. And verily, we will make them taste of the near term,

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a small punishment near dramat.

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In this world,

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the sickness and calamities is what prior to the Supreme dramat in the era, in order the demand repent and return to Islam.

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My brother and sister the solution is clear.

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change ourselves, our beliefs and actions and circumstances will change. This connection between actions and conditions.

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And a herd is the essence of our belief in Islam.

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It is an enormously empowering concept which shows that our destiny is in our own hands.

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As long as we have life, we can act to avert or cure whatever calamity we may be facing.

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But that begins by understanding why that calamity happened in the first place.

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I don't mean the material answer. COVID up

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Because Chinese feedbacks, I mean, the real reason COVID happened, because we refuse to answer a lot of our tennis query. When Allah asked us for inaudible, where are you going? Then where are you going?

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We refuse to answer this. So Allah subhanaw taala stopped us dead in our tracks, so that we could reflect on what we have been doing, or ignoring in our lives, and gave us an opportunity to change ourselves. So instead of asking, when can we get back to normality? We need to realize that it was our normality that put us in this mess in the first place. Therefore, we should not ask to return to our old normal, but to create a new normal that takes into account the pleasure of Allah Serrano telogen original fact factor Allah into the equation because he's in it anyway.

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There's another reason that tests come.

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A lot of the reason what another one nakane Bj you mean alcovy will do are you an axiom in Alam Worley Well, I'm possible Samarra?

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One will share his sabreen alladhina asabe Atomos Eva Don Carlo. In early la he were in LA he Roger all hula la hymns on our Tommy Robbie Marama. What will you come all matado Allah rather than a Zed which means and certainly, definitely, we will test you with something of fear and anger and loss of wealth, lives and fruits. But give glad tidings to us are very people who have suffered who are patient who work, who have tobacco, who were afflicted with a calamity. They say truly to Allah we belong, and truly to him, we shall return.

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They are those on whom are the Salawat the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala and his forgiveness from the Arab, they are those on whom are the Salawat from the rub. And they are those who receive His mercy. And it is they who are the guided once that's also come to the righteous. Allah subhanaw taala showed us that he will test us in different ways, some of which can be very severe. If we look at the lives of the MBI la wa salam, we see how every one of them was tested very severely. As soon as there was an observed, every Navy was tested and I was tested more than anybody else.

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Yet they stood firm.

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And they sought the help of Allah subhanaw taala alone, and they continue to do what they had been charged with. The result was the blessing of Allah.

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Allah sent Salam on them. That is what Allah subhanaw taala tells us, that he will do for anyone who bears the test with patience, and without complete.

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Let us reflect on this

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and ask what we are prepared to pay to get the Salawat of Allah and the assurance of His mercy and forgiveness and be declared by none other than Allah.

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That we are rightly guided.

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What is the price of that if we were asked to pay? What would we be willing to pay? What would anyone with a man be willing to pay?

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That is the reward of patience, in the face of face of tests and tribulations? In conclusion, let me summarize to say that tests come to both the good and not so good, but for different reasons. The response however, is the same for us all. What should we do make is to file and save the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala make Toba which is to turn around and change our ways so that we are back on track. On the path of steadfastness, a Serato. Must okay. Before we are called to Allah subhanaw taala Finally, let me give you a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala which Allah give us who declared Omar Khan Allahu Li was Eva whom will enter v him? Allah gana Laveau, Mara Zima home, we're home

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yourself erode. Allah subhanho wa Taala said and Allah will not punish them while you Oh Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are amongst them, nor will he punish them while they seek forgiveness a must forgiveness.

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a loved one

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teller told us

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the secret of getting the guarantee of his protection. Stick to the son of Russell relies on seller and keep on making the fun to have Rasul Allah, Allah is among us today is to keep to his honor to have him in our lives by living our lives the way he lived his life that has the double benefit of making us people who Allah will love. And as a result, those others will also love.

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The sunnah of Rasulullah Salaam is the route to becoming influential and powerful. And this is the safety net to save us from arrogance, which accompanies power and influence. Robert has alumna and husana Willem toquilla nowata hamdallah coonan I'm gonna have Robin Filipinas Ruben our coffee on NASA yet in our firm algebra, Robin dounia Hassan Otto

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