With difficulty comes ease
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Salam Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sharafuddin, we were mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa and early he was salam this Lehman
Brothers and sisters, I want to share with you
and an understanding that I
got just now, with respect to the eyes of Allah subhanaw taala, where he said
my last three usara for enamal, illusory user.
Now, which means that, with difficulty comes ease,
our usual understanding of this is that the difficulty will finish
with difficulty comes easy. So, therefore, difficulty will finish.
But I was just reflecting on this. And I was thinking to myself, that one of the things that I have seen, in my, now over 40 years of teaching and consulting practice, and especially my consulting with
family, businesses, or other business families,
is the amazing, at least initially, it was amazing. Now I understand the reason for that we come to the
the amazing lack of initiative,
and lack of energy, the lack of courage,
the lack of aspiration, in the second and third generations,
usually second generation, it is not so much but third generation, fourth generation.
It is marked to the extent that where it doesn't happen,
it is unusual.
And, you know, I always think to myself, Oh, by fantastical is at least one
Who's not like that, not like his other siblings.
Now, thinking about it, it's
it's not surprising, because
what happens with
courage and with strength. And when I say strength i In this case, I mean, I mean, moral strength, I mean, spiritual strength, I mean, strength in the individual as a person has aspirations.
It follows the same pattern as physical strength.
So think about it, how do you build physical strength, you build physical strength by subjecting your body to resistance,
by deliberately creating difficulty
when a person goes to the gym, he's not going to the gym, because he's getting paid for that he's actually paying to go to the gym. And what does he do in the gym? He does in a gym, the same thing which a construction worker does on a construction site in India. So say, for example, in
4045 degree temperatures Celsius, which is translates to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit
in the sun, and what does he do he is lifting weights, is lifting bricks and lifting,
cement and whatnot. So he's lifting weights. So person goes to the gym, the
the only consideration is that the guy in the gym is not working in that kind of heat is working in a nice air conditioning atmosphere, but he's lifting weights, so you're actually paying to go lift weights.
And why? Because you know that that lifting weight is what helps you to build strength to build strength in your muscles. So difficulty does that physically. And my insight is Hamdulillah that the same thing happens to a person when they have mental, emotional, and spiritual difficulties.
In the unlike in the case of the gym, you don't actually pay for that you don't actually, you know, ask for it, but it happens. And
the people who understand what's happening, they say Alhamdulillah this is Minilite Allah, they make Rujuta Allah subhanaw taala they turned towards Allah subhanaw taala they ask Allah for his help, and they actually rejoice and Hamdulillah I have the difficulty now it is going to help me build strength and this is the user battle also. This is the ease after the difficulty
that it makes you stronger, it makes you stronger it makes gives you a greater understanding, it helps you to deal with that difficulty and what to me is very important is it helps you to help others who are would face the same difficulties I mean life is life right? Happens everybody. So
and why does it happen in people who come from privileged backgrounds, I gave the example of business family, the same thing applies to people from privileged backgrounds of any kind, and maybe privileged because of birth, you in born into an old family, there is wealth and there is you know, severance, and this and that and the other, or you are born into a into a family where there is power and authority for other reasons. All of that.
What it does is that it
is it makes you lazy, it makes you
if you take things for granted. And it creates fear, the fear of loss. And since this person has never faced hardship, the first hardship that hits him,
throws him out. So the person now is in a panic, he says, Oh my God, what happened to him what happened here, what happened to me, and obviously, there is, you know, it results in,
in whatever it results. So, it is very important to
be clear, in your mind that
difficulty hamdulillah when it comes is,
is something which is
which they said we don't ask for it. But if it comes, we don't cry, we don't worry, we certainly laugh. This is from Allah subhanaw taala. And the
Ask a lot, of course for ease. But at the same time we say Hamdulillah
we are, you know, happy in that sense that Allah subhanaw taala chose this for us. Just like when the in the gym, when the coach is asking you to lift certain weights, even though it's difficult, even though it pains, you lift the weight and you are happy that the coach chose you and gave you enough attention, and told you to lift the weight because you know that what the what the coach is choosing for you is something which is good because the coach wants the best for you. Now when the coach wants the best for you or Hamdulillah
you know, you rejoice that hamdulillah now there is no
no coach that is better than Allah subhanaw taala
where unless one wishes the best for us wants the best for us. And therefore we trust Allah subhanaw taala and we said Hamdulillah He Allah Houlihan, we have all praise and thanks to Allah subhanaw taala in every situation that we might be in, and we don't lose hope. So I have seen this in my own life many times, and I have seen it everywhere. And I always say this, that poverty is the biggest asset.
And people born in humble circumstances. When I say poverty, I don't mean abject poverty where you are paying for your food on the street. I mean, I don't mean that. May Allah save us from all that. But I'm saying people who are born in, in humble circumstances, you know, a small,
into involved in the worldly sense, you know, small and weakness and world lack of worldly wealth. This is a big asset because it builds muscles, it builds emotional and mental muscles to deal with that. And you add to that
closeness to Allah subhanaw taala you add to that focus on Allah subhanaw taala a connection with Allah subhanaw taala connection with Rasul Allah, so salah, and you've also built spiritual strength. And that is why if you if you look at the lives of the MBA was all of them, right? Except for to all of them were born and came from very humble and very,
you know, difficult environments, right? Even even though like resources or numbers came from a noble family, but the no money, no money, no power. So in worldly in worldly terms, they had very little. And this is, again, to build their strength, because they were going to do and they had been chosen to do the most difficult work in the world, which is to change the minds of people. And that is
something to think about and say, How is it that we can
Do you know how is it that we
see the difficulties that come to us to see the theater which are seldom you see the zero to the Sahaba, or the one like ultimate mine, in the early years is all characterized by difficulty after difficulty and all of these difficulties
came to build their strength which enabled them later to literally conquer the world. And that's, that's my understanding, and that's my sharing with you. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us to understand this column and to apply it in our life that is the whole purpose the purpose is not to do and you know, literary or grammatical analysis of it, but to see how does this apply to me in my life, so Allah Allah, Allah Allah, he was a member of the karma life