Mohammad Qutub – This is the Answer to Trial or Punishment

Mohammad Qutub
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the various scenarios that could occur during a situation where an adversity occurred. They mention that the event could be a punishment from Allah subhanaw taala, or a test from Allah subhanaw taala, or a combination of both. The speaker also suggests that adversity can happen in a situation where one is far from Allah subhanaw taala and is not keeping their prayers or doing anything for practical purposes.
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Is it clear what the answer is? Or not yet?

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Have I answered indirectly? Is it a trial? Or is it a punishment?

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Let's put it this way.

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Having said all of that,

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if the misfortune if the adversity that occurs,

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happens, and is clearly a result of some sin that you did

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the know very well that it is a punishment from Allah subhanaw taala.

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So you partook, in some

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unequivocally haram financial transaction.

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And afterwards,

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locusts destroyed your wealth.

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Termites ate all of your money, guess what, it's a punishment, it's not a Tila clearly, because then the punishment is of the same type of the sin that you are committing.

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Similarly, God forbid if it was some STD as a result of

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fornication and going beyond the limits of Allah subhanaw taala.

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And other examples, when that catastrophe is of the same type

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and related to the sin that you committed, then it is clearly a punishment from Allah subhanaw taala This is not a tiller.

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On the other hand,

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that's it, Tiller that tests that predicament or adversity,

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happened at a time when you were never closer to Allah subhanaw taala

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when you just

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performed some action, that was in complete obedience to Allah subhanahu wa taala

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when you just left something, for the sake of none other than Allah subhanho wa taala.

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You saw the Haram that was going on in your company, and you said, I'm not going to do it. And you lost your job if Tila

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know what with certainty,

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for the same reason, because you were doing something out of obedience to Allah subhanaw taala this was a clear haram, you abandon that which is prohibited for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala necessarily, that adversity that touched you

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was a test from Allah says it wasn't a punishment.

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Is that part clear?

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Okay. One if the adversity is not a result of committing a sin, or some obedience, you're living your life normally.

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And something happens, you lost a loved one.

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You your marriage fell apart.

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You had you lost big in some transaction and some investment.

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You had an accident, whatever happens.

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The usual predicaments and adversity that people experience in their lives.

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In that situation, is it a test or is it a punishment? Okay, again,

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let's take the black and white situation and then we'll come to the gray. The black and white situation is

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if you are the type of person who is far away from Allah subhanaw taala, you are a sinner.

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You're not keeping to your prayers, you will not do riffle towards your parents, dutiful towards the people around you, whatever it may be.

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There's a good possibility that this is a punishment.

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But if you are for all practical purposes, again, we said always the priority is self deprecation. Don't raise yourself to a pedestal, but for all practical purposes. Alhamdulillah you do what is obligatory? You perform your prayers, you stay away from his prohibitions, and so on and so forth.

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So there's a good possibility that whatever adversity occurred is if Tila

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that it is not a punishment from Allah subhanaw taala. What if,

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what if,

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again, you're just your normal person.

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Just like you

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me doing the best that we can we have sins May Allah forgive us laws or shall

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raise our status insha Allah

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and then the adversity occurred.

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Will you know for sure not necessarily. And we mentioned before that that uncertainty is okay.

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Make it an incentive.

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All right

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