Lessons from the Anbiya #49
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Bismillah Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Villa mousseline Muhammad Sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam, the Steven Kaziranga sera from abadal y development sisters. We are
on the story of Musa Karim Allah,
one of the greatest of the Gambia of Allah Spano tala De Niro.
And we are at his
at the story where Musashi Salaam
was wanting to return to Egypt. And
Allah subhanho wa Taala then decided to give him the wards.
So Maasai salam, we also saw where
Musa Salam was
called Allah subhanaw taala called him
yamasa Indonesian Allah Hola, hola. And if I would any Welcome insalata decree and Allah subhanaw taala gave him
the give him Salah as the way of remembering Allah subhanaw taala Allah said fala Mata Han Buddha yamasa in the robocon, Allah and Alec in Aqaba, del Mercado Sita one after the first time we live in Indiana law later, Hey, buddy, welcome to Salah decree
in Surah, Baja,
Allah said and when he came to the fire, he was called by name or Musa. Verily, I'm Europe. So take off your shoes, you are in the sacred valley of Guam.
And I have chosen us to listen to that which is inspired to you. Verily, I'm a lot like the Halo and there is no one worthy of worship except I saw worship being performed and establish a solid
comedy salon for my remembrance and as the child says, Hoda danka musasa Pooja K. Aglianico Jaya Emily I asked Musashi Salaam,
the about the generosity of Allah subhanaw taala that he went to take to get fire and instead he got the boba tea got Prophethood
today we'll see what happened thereafter.
I want to reiterate again and re emphasize again and mentioned again the importance of Salah because everything begins and ends with the
with obedience to Allah subhanaw taala and Salah is the tool Salah is the proof and evidence of Allah subhanho data of the obedience to Allah subhanaw taala
my brothers sisters
then Mousavi Salam Allah subhanaw taala asked
Mousavi Salaam Allah said robotica via minica Musa.
Allah here our fire at a lot go a whole show behind me. Well yeah, if you have Audible, my audible Ohara and that's right the last team and of course Allah knows. Allah knows Allah says
Allah is aware the asking is not
to know what to draw or sorry salams attention to what is in his hand. And this is one of the most
critical things and one of the most critical parts of this lesson, which is something which also
troubles us all the time if there is one thing which
troubles us as human beings, it is the issue of risk, it is the issue of sustenance.
It it's not that we are we are not traveled with with with the question of who to worship. Now there is no Muslim who will inshallah go and worship anything else. They will worship Allah subhanaw taala even those who do not pray, and of course, that is not something to be proud of. If you are not praying then there is no evidence that you are even Muslims. So therefore prayer is the Salah is evidence that we are Muslims. The Salah is this is a physical evidence is the manifestation of Laila heilala, Muhammad Rasul Allah.
So we prayer is absolutely critical
to our being Muslim. But even those who don't pray, don't go and worship in temples so they don't go and worship
Some tree or a river or something like
this, don't do anything. Now. So that's not the issue the issue here in Islam and with Muslims and with the generally with the whole world, but the whole world is not our concern here we are looking at Muslims, because the whole world did not get the Quran we did.
Our problem is with risk with sustenance, with our current loss that I was reliance on was, this is the issue that we have.
And that is the issue that we need to resolve because this is an issue also of the heat. Because the heat is the tobacco of the heart.
Though hate is where
we do not rely on anyone other than our loss monitor. And that is the whole issue. That's a toggle of the heart. This is where the heart we see Where does my heart aligned? Right? The toggle of the body is the focus of the body is when we face the Qibla in Salah, but the focus of the heart is the heart must face Allah subhanho intelligence and not anywhere else. So, what confuses us,
what confuses us is material things we live in a world of cause and effect we live in a world of material of material things. And therefore it is perfectly natural for us that we link results to the material not to
the force which is unseen, which is the armor of Allah subhana wa tada even though we know this
cognitively we know this from our belief. We know this theologically we understand and believe we know this, that
things happen because Allah has ordered them to happen, they don't happen on their own. things don't happen.
The means itself does not make something happen. But it is the it is the armor of Allah yet, what we see is the means we don't see the amount of Allah and that's the reason why we need to keep on reminding ourselves over and over again.
One of the simplest examples is if I have a headache, then I will look for a headache medicine right whatever it is, close it out died in or whatever paracetamol.
So but if you ask me,
does the medicine cure? I will say, of course not the hotel Villa stopper while the cure comes from Allah subhanaw taala. But the question is, one of my teachers once told me, he said, if you get a headache, what is the first thought in your mind? He's not saying don't take medicine? He says, What is the first thought in your mind?
The first thought in your mind, is it? Do I? Then I ask Allah subhanaw taala to cure me? Or do I say where is the medicine?
Which is the first thought, by all means take medicine, there's nothing wrong in taking medicine, there is nothing wrong in taking vaccinations, there's nothing wrong and
in seeking a cure from whatever cures that Allah subhanaw taala has
put before us has given ourselves offered us absolutely nothing wrong with that. But
in the heart, and only Allah knows this, you know, we can say anything we want, right? I can, I can tell you that my pain is only on Allah and it is not on the medicine. That doesn't matter. It doesn't matter what I tell you, it doesn't matter whether you believe me, I don't believe what matters is the truth which is in my heart, and which only Allah knows. And what is the truth?
Is that truth that I trust only in Allah? Or is the truth that I trust the medicine expanded further.
Take your job, take your business, take whatever is the means of your
livelihood in the world.
Then ask yourself the same question.
My happiness, my safety, my livelihood, does it depend on this thing which I have? Or does it depend on Allah subhanaw taala and the amount of Allah Which one? right we have to ask?
If it depends on the armor of Allah subhanaw taala.
Then the question is that if I lose my livelihood,
like it happened with, you know, in these COVID times for a lot of people who lost their livelihood, what kind of reaction does that produce in the heart?
I'm not saying you will be completely unconcerned. That would be unrealistic for me to say that about ourselves. Although that would be the desired thing. The desired thing would be to be completely unconcerned. Because
The again is completely and totally on us we handle data. But that doesn't happen overnight. That takes a lot of effort that takes Duska have a very high degree, it takes a lot of effort. It takes a lot of hardship and tests which we ask a lot to save us from. But that is the idea. The idea is something which
the heart is unmoved.
But even if that is not so
I may feel concern, but do I at least immediately
turn towards Allah subhanaw taala. And I remind myself, that Allah subhanho wa Taala is my Razak, not the job, not the shop.
At least if we do that much, then we can say that we are getting somewhere. The ideal is the ideal.
days would pass, when in his blessed home, the most blessed home on the face of the earth ever to exist, was the home of our civilization. But that was a home in which, for days on end, the stove would not be lighted, because there was nothing to cook.
So as I said, Elena was asked, how did you survive? She said, on the two black things. And my black she meant you know, something which is
which is colorless, we put it up in a pot and looks black one is water. And second, she says dates. We used to eat dates, and we would read water for days on end.
And that was because there was the car of the Navy, there was the self respect of the professor Salah nobody knew. Because you can imagine you can think they don't why is it that also as a result of the house ever had to undergo hardship. But there were other people in society?
Who had money who had resources? Why didn't they send food to the provinces? Why didn't they send things because they didn't know? Nobody told them? like nobody told them. And this was the workout of the promises. We don't ask. The levy does not ask anybody.
Alhamdulillah Allah kuliah is all praise and thanks to a lot of talent, every condition that I find myself in
after the latter whether he would come back home. I mean, his home was next door to the masjid. There was a golden door between his home and the masjid. So he would come through the door. And he would ask, Is there anything to eat? and Sasha said, there's another law and I would say Well, today with today, there is nothing to eat you It's okay, I'm fasting that you will move the near 44444 or fast for some for Rosa. Obviously he hadn't eaten anything in the morning either.
So he would wake up he would pray the huddle and so on. Then he would go further and further. When he comes back, he says anything to eat and she says there's nothing to eat and he would say okay, fasting
and evening, if there is something to eat, you break the past.
So reliance on material, we're talking about the heart We don't say what is there and what is there?
What is the reliance?
ideal situation, as I mentioned to you is the reliance on Allah Subhana Allah Allah,
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, I think can help and I think can harm except Allah.
complete and total reliance on this.
This is what we learned from the stories of the mbna was There's a famous story about
where he was, he was he was doing a lecture or was and somebody came and said something to him, whispered something to him.
was silent for a couple of seconds.
And then he began again.
And after some time, the same man came back and he whispered something. And then he was silent for a couple of seconds. And then he continued, and he finished. So when he finished some of his close students who were there who knew him and who had the freedom to ask him, they asked him they said, Jeff, please can you explain to us what happened? What was this man he said something you were silent.
he said that he came to me the first time and he said to me that
he said that there was a ship which had a lot of my trade goods. So you know, hold out a color of cargo and that ship was mine was coming to
us what's coming here. And
the man came to me and said that we just received a report to say that the the ship was caught in a storm and it sank you
Everything is lost. So all your trade goods, which is you know, what are we don't know how much everything is lost. So, he said, I made our job and my heart is that I looked at my heart to see if my heart is affected.
And he said 100 I found my heart is not affected.
He said after that, after some time, this man came back second time, he told me that the first report was wrong, and the ship has docked to the ship Everything is fine, everything is safe.
He said, I looked at my heart again to see if my heart was affected and I found my heart is not affected. So, a heart which is not affected either by news of misfortune or by news of good fortune,
a news of loss a news of good news a benefit or news of last heart which is completely unaffected by that because this heart is focused only on Allah subhanho wa Taala because his heart knows that whatever is of this world will end with this world. If the ship comes that I make millions those millions are going to be left behind in this world. And if the ship sinks and I lose millions doesn't matter, because those millions were not mine anyway, whatever is mine will come to me what is not mine will not come to me. Whatever is written for me will touch me on what it was not written for me will not
this is the team that we work towards we try to get our hearts to that level inshallah.
But even if you are not there, at least to the point where we when we face
gain or we face loss, what is the first thought when something good happens is my first thought sugar for loss matters al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen?
Or am I very busy being happy? Am I very busy celebrating and if there is a loss then is my first thought to say again Alhamdulillah Allah This is from you.
And I'm not worried and I'm not concerned and I'm not saying oh my god, what will happen?
The source of
the means not the source, the means of sustenance, may have
gone may have disappeared or it looks like disappeared because it's actually being changed
from one to the other. So obviously, if you if you change something, you know this door will close the other one open but between the gap in that lag, you will there is no door which is open.
But the one who opens the door, the source of sustenance, this is still there, that hasn't gone anywhere.
And that's where we need to work. And this is what Allah subhanaw taala once Allah subhanho wa Taala
announced though he was already set up, and then he gave him the great
gift of Salah. When he gave him this, the greatest of means which is Salah, which is to connect with Allah, Allah. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala
did what I call the training of muscle Islam, which is to change the focus of mortality from the material world to Allah Subhana Allah.
So Allah that asked Mercedes, although I didn't go up till Gabby I mean Nika. yamasa.
Carla, here are Sawyer at avacado la ha, wow, whoa, shoo behalf Allah avana me while he fee ha ha.
Allah said, and what is that in your right hand? Almost?
No, sorry, I said I was holding his stuff. He said this is my stick. And I lean on this. And with this I beat down leaves and branches for my ship by ship. And I have other uses of this stick. Now if you look at
those, I don't know how many of you have seen this but in my country in India, if you see shepherds, I think this is true of shepherds almost everywhere in the world. The shepherd staff is a famous thing usually it has a crook at the end it has a hook
on one end with which to you know, pull down leaves and so on so forth.
And the staff of the shepherd is is a weapon it's it's an aid for the shepherd to walk up and down hills. It's something that is still leans on. I've seen actually shepherds fast asleep leading on they're standing up with the staff, which makes like a tripod between to do two feet and the staff and guys fast asleep. So this staff is a universal sign of the shepherd. So musala had this stuff.
So Allah, Allah is asking what is this? As I told you, again, the question here is not meant to be to LSA
information it's to draw Sally's attention to this thing analyzing what is it because allows one teller wants to draw the attention to the staff
and musala Sam's immediate reaction is Oh, this is not just a steak but it's something which is useful for me I take help from it This is my means this is something which is valuable to me and so on and so on. And that is the whole point I was trying to show him or trying to draw his attention to where does benefit come from and then a loss rather than alcohol yamasa for alcohol for either here or here on
hold her while the hub Sunway Doha sirata Hallo Allah,
Allah Rhonda Is it okay throw down cast it down or Musa
Musa am cast it down. And behold, it was a snake moving quickly, the stick down into a big snake, moving fast, a lot rather than now grasping to get up. And don't fear we will return it to its former state. So this is the
train training here is something which you think is beneficial for you, which is the stick
that sick turns into something which is clearly harmful. Like what is what can be beneficial about about a big snake.
Big fast moving snake, obviously, potentially It is also poisonous.
So here is something which I thought is beneficial to me, I'm suddenly the same thing. One is to lose something which has benefits. So what is the Stig just bad disappears or don't turn into dust or something? Oh, I have no stick. But also I do not have anything to fear.
Okay, I'll get another stick. But here it's not just that I don't have a stake but my stake the one which I relied upon this friend of mine this this one who I trusted completely has turned into a snake
that relate this to relate this to life. Here is this thing which I trusted completely as to lean on it as to do this and that and this thing benefited me and suddenly now it's a snake. So this thing can potentially kill me It can buy it it is poisonous, it can harm me the same thing. So as I told you, there is a there's a difference between
between something which is beneficial and you lose it. So now you don't have that. And that's something which is beneficial. Now trans harmful. The big difference between these two things then what does the law say? Let's pick it up. Pick it up.
Now Mr. Mousavi said I was afraid How do you because he said pick it up
and Allah did not even tell you sir are gonna find a fox they can put it on the knuckles you know, just pick it up.
Allah says we will return it to its original state it will once again become beneficial for you. So what is the lesson being taught here?
The lesson being taught here is that the benefit or the harm does not come from the stick does not come from the material resource does not come from whatever you think it comes from. It comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala
as soon as there is an object that moves around once had a very bad headache like very very very severe headache so if i do i said well I have this terrible headache what's the level of masala told him go to that tree? Take that leaf and make a tea of it. Boil it and drink it and your headache will go away? That he made his tea as one is
after a few days who Sally Sarah had the headaches again. Those that went to the tree to really boil it dragon nothing ever had a continuous he made those a Yala I have this headache. I lost Mr. Derrick I asked you You told me to do this now I do it doesn't work.
I was rather than last time you asked me first.
This time you went to the tree first.
What is the lesson? The lesson is the cure comes from a loss rather than the treason means. Now why does Allah need to Allah?
Allah, Allah can cure the headache with all this whole game of you know going to the tree whatnot, making making the tea. And
we weren't your primary care physician he sent you to Walgreens. He writes a prescription you go get the medicine, you take the medicine, do all of this but remember the cure comes from Allah subhanaw taala.
So you might say well, why do I need to go to the primary care physician frankly between you and me You don't need to go.
You make dua inshallah Allah will kill you but Allah subhanaw taala gave us
means to us.
So inshallah we make use of the means, but when we make use of the means we do not
consider the cure to be either in the diagnosis and prescription of the doctor or in the medicine or in the procedure or whatever.
Right The cure is from Allah Subhana Allah Jalla delallo alone
and that's the reason why the same thing which cure somebody on someone else it is has no effect.
If doctors could cure doctors would be modern, they will never get sick.
But doctors get sick
because the cure is almost random. So this is the lesson being taught to massage a salon this benefit that you think is not in the stick the benefit is from our last panel that the harm that you see is not in the snake the snake will have only if Allah subhanaw taala orders it to have
the fire does not burn unless Allah subhanaw taala orders it to burn.
Right yeah narrow Guney burden was Halawa. Allah Ibrahim
Allah Yana oni Verdun Salama Allah by Allah say we told you or at the fire
become cool and a means of safety for Ibrahim Ali Salah. So the fire burnt the ropes with which he or he was died, but it didn't touch the skin.
So the roseburn device was fried. The fire did not touch him. The people thought that they had burnt him because they threw him into the fire.
See the power of almost Rasul Allah did not stop any of that Allah did not send rain Allah did not call the fire in a way that the people could see that Allah subhanaw taala did not
stop the people from burning bribery. So Allah Allah subhanaw taala did not get an angel or or some means were you bribery Sara was not picked up in the air and taken away.
He will let you borrow so I was not raised up to almost like he sorry Salam was raised up.
As far as the people were concerned, even if they felt they were successful, because they were able to throw Emily Salaam into the fire. And he bribed Ceylon fluid to the fire he went into the fire and as far as the people were concerned, he was dead, he was gone but
and then when he finally walked out of the fire after whatever period of time that he was there as per the will of Allah subhanaw taala
the hosts that have been established in in against the people to say that they did what they had to do and they tried to kill an abuse of Allah. And the Hadith was also established that only an only Allah Subhana Allah is Allah and Allah order matters nothing else.
This is the lesson being taught to massage rather think about this. Immediately after the heat, what is being taught? Is this your pain?
Is this your green or loss rather? My brothers and sisters
we have to, I asked myself and I remind myself a new
This is what we need to develop. And imagine the complete and total so called in your heart that you will have if you develop this
that Allah Subhana Allah is the one who feeds.
So Arla, one of my
greatest learnings of living in America, through now two winters is this because in the winter here, where I live in, in New England, it's very cold place, and we get some very big snowstorms.
So the the, I mean, I know people who live in Canada and so on, you've seen much more than that. But here we have seen the heaviest snow that we've saw was on two occasions it was we had about 18 inches of snow, and one and a half feet of snow.
In that snow there are these small birds little stylish birds, black capped chickadees and nut hatches and others little buttery sparrows just big right.
And they lived throughout this winter.
I mean, I put out some bird feed in feeders and you know there are other people who do that. But you may remember with this is these are bird feeders are nothing.
These birds have been here for, you know, times immemorial.
Those birds survive in that with that cold is so called we had, I think, if I'm not mistaken, the coldest temperature that I've seen here is minus 17 Celsius.
Once again, Canada and so on is cold. But minus
17 Celsius is temperature where if I walk out
without protective gear
then I will die as simple as that.
Right? You just die because of hypothermia of losing body heat.
But those little birds
Allah has given them a kind of metabolism has given them the design in terms of their feathers, the down under the feathers, the kind of feet they have, the kind of circulation system they have and so on so forth. They hide in in little hedge grows and in in Little Endian in evergreen furs and you know, other kinds of evergreen trees, courses and so on. And it's alive. And they go for days without food. There's no food because they do everything is under 18 inches of snow, completely covered. Whatever little seeds and so on. They were they were able to able to find gone.
There's no water, it's all frozen. It's ice.
So they try to eat some snow.
For for moisture.
And they survive.
Unless rattler in all of this time, I did not find one single dead bird frozen to death line somewhere.
This is a lot.
I mean, I that's why I say you know, there's so much to learn, especially in nature, especially in the in the bush.
And the bush is not necessarily in include National Park. That's one of the most beautiful faces on the face of the earth. But is there is there is nature all around us.
This is the sustenance of Allah. This is a loss of her Dela Rosa for the coffee machine.
Right. So think about that, and said this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala
gave us and showed us in terms of sustenance.
I will tell you, one of my favorite stories
before we close today's class, and this is the story of how to win a son. But I'm only Darla
about I think, more than a year ago, maybe what 18 months ago or something I did a whole series of classes on the wisdom of hajima Sandra Lally
and one of those beautiful stories of that is
that one or someone's you wanted to go for Hajj. And
but he didn't have money. He was not to be one of the most generous people
of the place. So you know he would constantly be giving money to people.
So he was sitting there looking very sad and with tears in his eyes the little daughter came by and she looked at him she said daddy what what happened by Father Why Why are you crying?
So he said to her
I want to have a hedge. But I have only
only so much money which is enough for the the caravan ticket you know the expenses to go to Mecca.
So is that I asked your mother I said I would like to go for Hajj.
But I have only this much money. So I do not have anything to leave behind for you.
Can I go? And she said no.
No, no. You if you don't have enough money to leave behind for us, and
so I'm feeling very sad because this is the last caravan and if this is one this is God then I can't go this year.
So this little girl said look good. Don't worry about that. I will speak to my mother and I will convince her you plan to go.
So she went and you know whatever she said to the mother. The mother agreed and had given her some motherly left fudge
on the way the caravan
leader, the caravan Chief, he got bitten by a scorpion in the desert and he was in dead space and had the masala he met da and Allah subhanaw taala cured that man. So he became
that man was so grateful to him that he returned the fare to heart to Allah subhanaw taala he will the money and he said that your heart is on me. So I will take you there. You stay there at my expense and I bring you back all for free. had to do and if you have taken care of me take care of my family.
Now Meanwhile, back home they
on hard times a couple of weeks and fast whatever food and so on there was in the house is now exhausted or getting exhausted,
looks like hard times are come are coming by and the hardware will be gone for four months, right these people those days they used to go for how they would go about two hours before and come back it will go a month or something. So three, four months you will be gone.
So now, the mother Coronavirus, his wife and
you know whoever have this little girl siblings with everybody now on this on this girl's case. Let's say you are responsible You are the one who you know
persuaded mother to say to agree and now father is gone and we have no we are getting running out of food. We have no food, what will happen to us and so on. So this girl says to the mother, she says who left? Who is gone.
The Raza, he said my father's gone. My father has gone. Is he the Roger or is he merfolk? Is he the giver of sustenance or is he a consumer of sustenance. The other said he is Marzouk he is a consumer of sustenance. So this little girl said the Marzouk has gone the Rasul
Allah is the Raj.
So why do you worry Raj has not gone anywhere. Only the Marzouk has gone only the means by which we used to get sustenance has gone
Say to the mother, what do you say? So she didn't say anything. This little girl went into her room
and she made and she said Allah
have mercy on us.
Y'all help us.
This girl is not even finished. And there is a knock on the door.
They go that was outside the military at camp at Camp the ADC of the ruler of the governor of the state.
He's outside the door.
He says that the governor is passing by we've run out of water can you give us some drinking water.
So of course they're not drinking water in a jug and they put it in a tray and they put a tray cloth and so on to the governor. So, they you know they made it look nice, is bad took the water. Now when the governor drank this water Allah subhanaw taala put Baraka in this thing and this water was tasted so sweet and so nice. The governor was absolutely like this is where you get water from the sunrise.
So they said to me as a the this is from that house over there his houses. So this is the house is of high demand.
The man said the scholar he said yes the scholar. He said that I want to go and meet him
and say Salaam to him and thank you.
So they said to him, he's not here he's gone for Hajj, only his family's here. So the governor said then in that case, his family I will be their caretaker until he comes back.
So then he wrote his mount to the wall of the house. And he unhooked a purse of gold. He had a bag of gold coins. And he threw it over the one of the house.
So now imagine this this
flight of gold coins comes over the wall
hits the courtyard, and this is gold, gold all over the accordion. And then the governor says to the people, his entourage, whoever was with him. He says to them, If you love me, do what I did.
The now there's not one there are a whole lot of
bags of gold coin, this and that
which are flying over the wall
into the house of advisor.
Now suddenly, in one instant, they were people who were
on the point of starvation, and next thing now they have more money than they could ever imagine or dreamt about in their whole lives.
For the mother is of course very happy children are happy but this little girl is crying.
So a mother sister what kind of a creature are you? Amazing. When we were starving? You are happy you are smiling.
Now and we have all this gold, everything else and you are crying Why are you crying?
The girl said
that I'm crying because this goal all of this thing is the result of a man of a human being of a slave of Allah. Looking at us with Khurram, looking at us with mercy.
He said what will happen when or how more raw human will look at us with mercy
with Allah subhanho wa Taala
Hello we'll look at Mercy.
That is the act of meeting Allah subhanaw taala
This is the lesson that muscle is being taught that it is the Razak it is arasaka. Zoho Timothy never changed your focus from that. The means is the means. The means has no power to harm your benefit you learn if you are ill the law.
Ask a lot of us again because this is the root cause this is the secret of every form of happiness that you can imagine if you get this one lesson right in life you will never be worried you will never be concerned you will never be afraid of anything at all in your life.
Oh sallallahu alayhi wa t he was savage member at the garden wilhemina salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.