Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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as we begin the new year,
that was the the picture behind me on my screen is the sunset we had two days ago.
As we start this new year 2022, I begin with making dua to Allah subhanaw taala, to free us from the
jest of COVID. And to enable us to learn the lessons, which we should learn, because all tests come for that reason to teach us some very important lessons in our life.
I want to ask a question to myself and you. And the question is that when we are asked a question,
we must respond with a reply right?
simply repeating the question over and over is not the way to respond to a question, right?
If we reply within chords to a question, by repeating it over and over again, it may even seem to be impertinence and disrespect.
But what do we do?
Allah subhanaw taala asked us a question. Allah has many questions in the forum. I want to I want to talk about one of them.
Allah asked us this question, Elisa, Allah we caffeine Abda
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unless rather asked a question he said, Is Allah not sufficient for Islam?
Allah is asking that question to me. He's asking the question, do you what is our reply? LSA? Is Allah subhana data, not sufficient for his slave? I
asked myself what my response? What my answer to Allah della della was question.
It's not what I say. It is not what I say. But what I do,
and what that shows about my real belief, which comes
this actions speak louder than words. I say only actions speak, not words.
Even people don't care what we say or did they see what we do? So what about Allah geladeira? Who sees everything? And knows everything?
What is our answer to this question?
At least Allah because he's Allah, not enough. Is Allah not sufficient for Islam?
As I said earlier, simply repeating the question over and over again, which is what we do when we recite this ayah and other ayat like this, which are questions that Allah asked us. This is not only not enough, but defeats the purpose of the question. We must reflect
and answer the question for ourselves. In that lies, the secret of our happiness.
Allah America didn't ask us because he doesn't know. He didn't ask us because he needs to know. He knows already. Allah knows already. Allah Allah asked us to remind us so that we can think about this.
He did like saying to us in the midst of our worries and fears and apprehensions and depression and despair, hello, wake up. Why are you afraid?
What do you fear? What can happen? Whatever that you are fearing? What can happen to you?
Don't you know who you are?
Don't you know who is with you?
Do we know ourselves?
Do we know who is with us?
What does that do for us?
This knowledge? What does it do for us? Do we have this knowledge?
My brothers and sisters see what Allah tells us reflect on the majesty of his address. He said
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Allahu Bhima Dharma Luna bossy. My last word that I said remains. He it is Jalla Jalla who, who created the heavens and the earth in six days. And then estaba he rose
over the throne in a manner that suits his majesty and grace, He knows what goes into the earth and what comes from it.
What descends from the heavens, and what ascends there to
and he is with you, by his knowledge wheresoever you may be
and Allah knows all that you do.
And he sees
Allah who we met Amma Luna Basir, he sees all that you do
we understand the meaning of the words I know. But do we feel that in our hearts,
that is what gets reflected in our decisions and actions?
If our hearts are filled with fear, then we should ask, what is the meaning of saying Allah is with me wherever I am?
If I'm aware of this, if I feel this presence on the agenda with me wherever I am, then why am I afraid?
Why am I afraid?
This is what I reflect. And I remind myself in you
to reflect on the effect of the Quran. Not only the meaning of the words, the column of Allah speaks to the heart.
does it speak to my heart?
does it speak to your
My question is, can we hear it? The Quran is speaking to my heart. Does my heart hear it? What is my experience with our geladeira? What is my knowledge of Allah? geladeira? Not all not not not knowledge about knowledge of Allah subhanaw taala? Who is Allah to me? Not Who is Allah? Who is allowed to me? The question in the coverage? Man rabuka. Man Rob book, not malleable enemy? No.
They're not saying who is horrible or menacing. Who is you're
not the words of description. Glorious they may be. But to me personally, reflected in my life.
Brothers and sisters,
I remind myself to reflect, and I remind you to reflect on this. sit somewhere quietly, and play back your life. And look at those scenes with the eyes of your heart.
Look at what happened and then ask, what does that mean?
What is the message that I need to take? From what happened to me?
The incidents themselves maybe happy memories of successes, or sad memories or failures.
Use the incident only as a step to take your mind to reflecting on what it means. What is that incident tell us about Allah subhanho data and our connection with him. In the words of Satan, I leave the value of the alarm. He said out of rugby first killer die. He said I recognize my Arab by the failure of my aspirations.
Easy to repeat.
Tough to live.
A brother and sister there are no shortcuts to building relationships. The hunter relies on his weapon, because of the time he spent with
not just walking with it in the forest. But after returning the time spent in cleaning, taking it apart, oiling polishing, putting it back safely in its locker. Good hunters do all of this was great enjoyment, not as a chore to be completed and ticked off the list of chores. They do it because they know that their life could depend on their weapon working properly. When they needed the most.
And they say as they say, honor the one who packed your parachute. Because what happens when you pull the ripcord depends on how your parachute prospect.
Relationships depend on two things. How well we know the one we want to have a relationship with and what our experience is with that entity.
I say then our immunopathology Lanos said he asked someone
who vouched for another person, he asked him Are you related to him? Or did you deal with him in a financial transaction? Or did you travel with him? If not, you cannot vouch for it.
I reflect on my travels with Allah subhanho wa Taala in my life, and I invite you to do the same.
What situations did you face? How did Allah solve them for you?
Our problem is that we see the rope
but not the one when shows that the rope keeps the gavel safe.
We must ask if we have a call Allah or intellicode either have you given
reliance on Allah, our reliance on the role of the government. I know what the so called right answer is. The real right answer, however, is not what we say. But what is in our hearts and our actions,
which reflect our real belief. And Yamanaka, Timo AllAfrica, you were to call Lehman ID What shall
we buy Can you execute? On that day the hand will speak and the feet will speak and the eyes will speak and the years will speak in the skin will speak.
This tongue will not speak.
That is the day which we need to fear and we ask Allah smart Allah for his protection. And a good diagnostic tool is to watch our language and actions and see what is the first word or action that happens when we face a difficulty
is Allah that we talk about, or we call or something material
is a door or the door is handed.
To you will material means as well is valid, it is permissible to have the means in our hand is valid. To have the means in our heart issue. Though a call or Allah's bad worship, call Allah, Allah Musa buenas
colada, Alamosa. bibulous bad water it reliance on material means his ship reliance on the creator of the means is the right
one only we know what is in our hearts. It's about what my heart tells me first, not after arguing with it. That is my diagnostic tool to check the strength of my connection with Allah. I have a headache. What do I do first? Make dua or reach Vitaly now
and remember that Allah Jalla Jalla who knows the truth
to build our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala we must spend time with Allah in Nevada, indica INFICON in theological and especially in the hedges,
and in reflecting on our connection with him gelatin.
If you think about it, all the stories that Allah subhanaw taala told us in the Quran about his MPRA mashallah are about their connection with him. Take the story of Noah. It is about a man who continue to warn people about the danger of disobeying Allah subhanho wa taala.
The chief of which is Schick
chief disobedience in Ashoka as long as he
he did it consistently for 950 years. Then when the punishment or law came upon his people, thanks to their refusal to change their ways Allah saved Malaysia and those who followed it when everyone else perished, while others are no han Illa called me he follow me Sophie, alpha Sana. Illa Holmesian Iman
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a la salud indeed, we said no and he said unto his people, and he stayed among them 1000 years less 50 preaching toric basic Islam and the deluge or took them while they were soluble, or they were on doors. While the apologists for comfortable for Ajay now who are Mamaw who fill full key which are now home Hala effect. Agora finality. Nakazawa we fund okay for Ghana people to Mandarin. Allah subhanaw taala said which means they denied him, but we delivered and those with him in the ship. And we made them generations replacing one after another. While we don't those who be light and denied our our
let's see what the end of those was, who had been want.
My seven was to save Allah bless him.
He used to say there will be hardship in the world but it won't touch it.
There will be calamities but they will not touch you. There will be sickness but it will not touch you.
There will be loss but it will not achieve because you believe in Allah and you call upon Allah.
This is our relationship.
Conditions will be conditions.
It will rain, but the one who was holding the umbrella will remain dry in the middle of the rain.
That umbrella is our connection with Allah subhanaw taala we know the story we were heavily Salah where the decision to have a private SLM burned, burned at stake was affirmed by the temple priests and the king of ember of Babylon. Number Ruth.
The news spread like wildfire in the kingdom and people came from all over to watch the
a huge pit was dug and huge quantity of five orders collected.
Then the biggest fire that people had ever seen was lit. It was so huge and the flames leapt into the sky in a way where even birds wouldn't fly over that fire, for fear of being burned.
You ever disarms hands and feet were bound up. And he was put into the cup of the temperature to launch into the fire because the fire was so big and so hot that they couldn't even go close to it.
And it's time Jewell is Salam. Jibreel Ali Salam Kibriya
and he asked him, yeah, Rahim. Tell me what can I do for you?
Tell me what can I do for you? I think about this year is very sellouts running in Toronto grammerly Salah it would have been perfectly acceptable halaal permissible Jeyes for example, a surgeon will tell him, save me.
Take me away from this from this place, put out the fire whatever you wanted right? Here is a he's not talking to either asking somebody in a grave to help you here is give a Salam, the angel, the mullock of Allah subhanho wa taala, who's standing in front of him.
He can tell you, what is he said has been Allah Who?
He said my rubbish sufficient for me and he is the best disposal of my affairs.
This is the position of the Abdi of Allah
where he his what he wants, and what is Rob wants is the same thing. So even when the angel asks him, what do you want? He says, I want whatever Myra wants, has been Allah whenever
the division was fired, it was released in a rival esalaam flew through the air and he fell into the fire.
when the ABS refused to take the help was Bob
and Ray ceramiche from the US.
When the abd when the Hollywood of Allah refused to take the help of Osbourne, his rap geladeira who directly addressed the fire, he did not send the brain for this La Silla. He directly addressed the fire and he told us, Khulna, we said Poorna ruhuna burden was alive and alive, right?
We said we ordered the fire Oh fire, be you coolness and safety for Ibraheem Alehissalaam.
And the climate is ceramah safe. The fire the same fire, burned the ropes with visual bond. And deployment Sarah, after a period known to Allah subhanaw taala.
He walked out of the fire, the fire became a garden for him. He walked out of the fire completely safe, without even the sign of smoke on his clothes. Nothing nothing.
When I reflect on the story, the obvious question is how did the primary Salam get there? I'm not talking about the fact that he was an Abbe of Allah and Allah subhanaw taala chose you I'm talking about this connection with Allah subhanaw taala Where did he get the kind of reliance on Allah to be able to say husband Allah who never lucky?
The answer is once again in the Quran, where Allah subhanaw taala described a very beautiful incident from the childhood of Ibrahim Ali salah. I want to reflect on what this is symbolizes
not just the meaning. What does it say about the relationship between Mohamed Salah and is Rob jealous Hello.
I see here a relationship of great love and such comfort that very rival is Sarah asked Allah to show him his power of resurrecting the dead Allah says to him notably
Don't you believe I can do it
it's like a it's like it's like a conversation between two friends of course. There is no friendship with Allah and then in the sense that we have friends because there is no parity there Allah is the Calif and everyone is the MacBook.
But friend as him being a favorite of Allah subhanaw taala
even at a time says yes, of course I believe, but this is to strengthen my faith.
So realize and sallam said if you Brahim and he said I could say this to strengthen my faith. He said that we have a greater right to say.
Allah told us this story beautiful story.
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And remember when he brought him Elisa Lam said Myra geladeira
show me how you give life to the
show me how you give life to the day.
He Allah's rather that I said, Do not believe.
And he very well Islam said yes, of course I believe, but just to be stronger in faith,
he said geladeira who take four birds and cause them to incline towards you tame them, make them your friends, then slaughter them, cut them into pieces, mix them all up and then put a portion of them on every hill
and call them they will come to you in haste
and know that Allah is almighty always.
What is clear from this idea is that this is not a single standard or incident. It is clear the remedies are used to talk to Allah subhanho wa Taala and be with him and Allah was his constant companion and constant concern.
Allah Samantha dollar the whole story, and what a lovely story it is.
As Allama Bella Andre put it as we Whoa, Joe Ibrahim, Eman Peda.
Corsetti Hey head, and does it will stamp either.
He said even today, if the amount of Ibrahim alayhis salam can be produced, the fire can create a beautiful garden of flowers.
In conclusion, I want to say to my brothers and sisters remind you and myself there are three things that we must do if we want to strengthen our Eman
to a level where it becomes a source of comfort for us three things you must do if you want to build this connection with Allah subhanaw taala.
Number one, learn about Allah subhanho wa Taala reflect on his glory and majesty make us the foreign Toba and increase our vicar Annabella This is the first one. Learn about Allah subhanho wa Taala reflect on his glory and majesty.
Make us the foreign Toba
repent Allah subhanaw taala and increase our zikr and a bad number to reflect on and remind ourselves about Allah subhana tell us blessings and thank him for them. One by one by one.
Reflect on the blessings of Allah Samantha.
To me, this is the biggest favor that COVID has done which forced us to reflect on our own mortality.
And to thank Allah subhanaw taala that we can breathe, that we are alive that we are that our families are safe, or Hamdulillah. And the third one is take risk on Allah.
And what is the way of taking Rescorla do what Allah told us to do, especially when people are advising us to do the opposite.
The whole world thinks you're crazy doesn't matter. follow what Allah subhanaw taala told us.
Trust is a factor of knowledge and risk taking. Without knowledge, the risk seems to high knowledge is reinforced by reflection and gratitude. And the threat perception of risk becomes manageable.
Then when we take risk and when it increases our faith until taking risk becomes fun. After all, you are relying on the Creator of the heavens in the earth. How risky can that be?
I want to close with a definition of faith. By that I really love by Barbara winters. She said when you come to the end of the light of all that you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown. Faith is knowing that one of two things will happen. There will be something firm to stand on. Or you will be taught how to fly.
There will be something firm to stand on. Or you will be taught how to fly.
I hope you will be taught how to fly.
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