Channel: Mohammed Faqih
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hamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala allowed us to gather here today.
I had intended to speak about preparing for the month of Ramadan. But inshallah we're going to put that off. And we'll talk about that in a couple of weeks in sha Allah azza wa jal today, let me allow me to, you know, just share some reflections. With regards to what we have just experienced, and some people seem to be still in the situation, they're still experiencing this power outage due to this recent storm, this winter storm that we have just witnessed, or experienced, and we're still going through it, as much as one admires the beauty of trees around this such a beautiful scene myself. But nonetheless, we have to really
do, you know, take a very Take, take the moment really and reflect deeply upon this very, in my opinion, easy experience that we had. The reason I'm saying easy is because and I hope and Chantal it was easy for most of us in Charlotte, and maybe there are some who struggled more than others. But compared to what our brothers and sisters in refugee camps are going through, because those of us who lost power, we had gas, those who lost both, right, had you know, charcoal, or they had some sort of
those who didn't have any of that they had family and friends, offering them. And this is one of the beautiful things that I'm so, so impressed that I asked Allah to bless this community, right, the amount of people that you know, called either me or you know, family member or, you know,
the shoe and people calling each other checking on each other. Right, and Hamdulillah this is beautiful. This is beautiful.
So, in spite of all of that, we were still blessed because even if we didn't have anything, we had safety, we had resources, we have money, we have stores that were still open, we have options. There are you know, people, people, good sincere people, brothers and sisters, who are so desperate and they don't have any of these options.
Right? They have Allah Subhana Allah Allah Allah Allah Allahu Allah subhanaw taala so perhaps this is a reminder, what we have experienced over the past 24 hours a reminder of the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala upon us
you know yesterday throughout the outage until this morning
what was echoing in my head are these verses that talk about the blessings of Allah heavy a year.
to be a Allah Arabic things that we take for granted.
like electricity, things that we take things that we, you know, not only take for granted, but sometimes we even abuse
Yesterday, even a candle was a precious item.
When I went over to one of the local stores, right, some of them were closed when I finally found a place open. People were frantically looking for batteries for flashlights for candles, candlelight
Right became something very precious.
There are things that people usually don't pay attention to willing to pay top dollar for it Subhanallah this is this is very little test from Allah subhanho wa Taala to remind us of the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala so what I want to share with you today is how do we know that Allah Subhana Allah has you know for many people
to ease the struggle of anyone who has not yet gotten their you know, power back in their area, may Allah subhanaw taala and this very soon for all of us, for those who are yearning for warmth and Hamdulillah we should thank Allah subhanaw taala that this place mashallah is open for us. For those who are who, you know, light
this morning, my children were so excited.
And they were so grateful for daylight. Daylight, I'm not even talking about electric daylight. Imagine if it was pitch dark like it was last night, all day. Allah Subhana Allah talks about it in the world, our item insha Allah Allahu Allahu Malayala, Salma that the fact that we have day and night that in of itself is a blessing,
darkness is a blessing.
Right? These are all blessings from ALLAH SubhanA, Allah to Allah, and all of that there is there are great signs for those, Allah Subhana Allah says, Those who use their reason or their intellect and reflect so few reflections, first of all,
we have to acknowledge the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala upon us and we have to know that no matter what we we won't be able to enumerate them, we won't be able to.
Right, as I said, Yesterday, there were a lot of blessings that we took for granted that we didn't even realize they were great blessings that yesterday all of a sudden, became very valuable. And that is exactly precisely why loss of habitat says we're in the dunya I met Allah He later Suha if you try if you try your, your best, your effort, right? If you try hard to enumerate
the blessings of Allah upon you sit down and say, I have this and this, you won't be able to do that.
Later, so, you will not be able to write
it this morning, we were talking about how you know, powers, you know,
these blessings that are manufactured and we resort to, you know, for energy and all of that, we have right, self charging
body, that Allah Subhana Allah blesses us
right, self charging body that Allah says that we have the ability to breathe, our hearts are beating these are blessings that know that power outage, you know, with the exception of those who may Allah subhanaw taala whose conditions require that they are typically are supplied with with with help, right, but normally those of us who are who are healthy.
If there is an outage there then no one can restore it except Allah subhanaw taala right. So, so let us acknowledge you coming from
who the sustainer is, it is Allah has.
Many people were upset with MLB MLG W right? Am I saying it correctly MLG every upset with they were not prepared for this is your man no matter how much you try to prepare once the Command of Allah Subhana Allah comes there is no amount of preparation that can avoid the power of Allah subhanaw taala that can escape what Allah Subhana Allah wills for us to experience
so I acknowledge the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala and let's give thanks to Allah subhanaw taala day and night.
I was I was so it was so beautiful to see people saying, when when, when when you would send a message to them saying Do you have power? And they say no Alhamdulillah
no power? No, we have no electricity Alhamdulillah we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala whether we have something that we really want, or we don't,
because we have other things that we're enjoying. So first of all, the first thing that we need to do is acknowledge the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala and give thanks to Allah azza wa jal verbally
in our attitude, right, number two, right.
I want to know you had Aqua Shu Quran, Allah subhana wa Taala Elena Emery and Nash Colonia met Allah Allah subhana wa Tala Ali en en and notice in the Hindi atma number two we have to put the blessings of Allah to Allah subhanaw taala due to good use
And we should not abuse them. We should right conserve whenever we need to. Right yesterday I was telling my children now you know
why we should have not been playing with flashlights and wasting the batteries or draining them. Right when you don't need to do something right now we know the value of electricity and power right? So turn off the light if you're not in that room don't overuse anything right.
So let us not abuse the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala give thanks to Allah azza wa jal and conserve as much as we can. Number three
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if shows you know for in the near emulator Doom you know many of us realize that you know what we can get by with very little we don't need everything that we think we need. You know, sometimes it's nice to have extra but we can get by there is a state law so Hadith, Elias Hadith and Antabuse, Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam liable for ordinary, lacking what are the unbelievers having to be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tomorrow that will wash out you know for in the near Mala to do right. Got our kulula
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Right. So we have to toughen up. There's a statement that some people, some people attributed to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam and it's not there isn't, you know,
there is an authentic, basically chained to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but it's attributed to some of the companions of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, the meaning of this statement is very profound and very valuable, right? Toughen up. It says that toughen up and prepare yourself because blessings don't last forever.
Right? So it's important that we prepare ourselves. Preparation is important.
So that we can, we can get by and survive any hardship or any ordeal. The fourth,
the fourth reflection that I want to share with you is we need to
turn to Allah Subhan Allah to Allah and dua
constantly, now we lose the blessing.
But before we lose it, the process Salam teaches you and then we'll never use all Allahu alayhi wa sallam. And Naja Illa Allah Azza wa Jalla be DUA
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So the Prophet has said, I'm teaches us to pray, right? At times off prosperity, because everyone turns to Allah at times of adversity. When we are going through any hardship, everybody becomes a believer, right? But believers, true believers, sincere believers are those who humbly turn to Allah subhanaw taala before the adversity or the calamity strikes, and before they lose the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala and one of these prayers of the promises home teaches us is to seek refuge in Allah azza wa jal from the loss of his blessings. Right. So every time we turn off that or turn on or off, this, the light switch, she's on loss of habitat, at least in our mind, we should have the
attitude. I'm not saying that every time you turn it on, you have to say Alhamdulillah, if you can then and hamdulillah personally, by the way, it's one of my one of the scholars said, Allah Subhana. Allah knew that we were incapable of giving him thanks. Right? And showing appreciation. So he taught us how to do it. And he taught us what to say. Yeah, who do I how do Oliver and I accord in person Hannah who utter Allah? Allah, Alabama, Arizona and Shoukry Heath, Illumina que Fernando.
Right. So he taught us how to give thanks to Him. Subhan Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, His mercy.
And when we give them we make dua and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless whatever he
right and to protect or preserve it.
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To begin with, why do I need more? No, it doesn't doesn't mean that you will get more of it. It could, if it's something that where you would benefit from, but less even a philosopher will give you more he will give you something on top of it and the greatest that Allah will give you on top of his blessings is to be guided
to be guided and to be to maintain the right attitude towards it. Right and the greatest on top of all of that, right
in the heather Kerala come on what can come mascara, Allah subhanaw taala will give us something right. That will never cease to give which is Jana. Jana. So any hardship, any loss any blessing that we go through anything that we experienced be that fortune or misfortune. Yeah, Gemma, my dear brothers and sisters, it's an opportunity for us to earn a place for ourselves in Jeddah. Wallah is a pastor Jana, everything right?
Called heart, right, loss of power, restoration of power, all of that cancellation of this, you know, all of that is a blessing from Allah subhanho wa taala. And we should learn to be contented with Allah azza wa jal and with the blessings of Allah azza wa jal, last but not least, it is very important that, that since we have experienced what we have experienced, which is nothing, as I said, to compare to, in the beginning of the what do I said, compared to what some of our brothers and sisters are going through in refugee camps.
There's a video that went viral
of Palestinian refugees raising funds for seeing the Syrian refugees
in their camps,
Since we have experienced something like this, we need to be at least thinking about making dua if not doing more than that.
For those of our brothers and sisters,
who don't have the warmth that we have, don't have, we have don't have the resources that we have. They don't have companies, they don't have power companies, you know, working around the clock, trying to restore service for them, they don't have that.
And they some of them don't even have a roof on top of their heads. They don't even have a roof.
Some of their tents collapsed from the amount of snow. And on top of that many of them are not even used to this, this kind of weather, it's not even something common in these areas. To hit
them through that to this level of of
many of us here are used to it or some of us came from other states when we're looking at this like oh, this is not a big deal.
So we need to remember them make dua for them. And if we have any means and we should find means to help them with anything. Right now the alternate Allah subhanho wa Taala we should try our best to do that and show
loss of habitat it is their struggle. May Allah subhanho wa Taala easily struggle. May Allah subhanaw taala Is there a struggle? May Allah subhanaw taala reward them and before them? May Allah subhanaw taala reward them in their in their struggle May Allah subhanaw taala ease their pain and their suffering? May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us for any shortcoming on our part towards them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala preserve and bless each and every single one of our community members and our loved ones are cold or hot or cold or soft for hola hola. Welcome to Villa Camino Hola.
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My dear brothers and sisters, again, Allah Subhana Allah is providing us with amazing opportunities and he's blessing us. So alhamdulillah from an hamdulillah from an hamdulillah if any are
still out of
power, or they need any kind of assistance, please speak to myself or to brother Samir Karim, one of our board members in sha Allah to Allah or brother that Shala talk to them. Or if you know anyone that needs help or any kind of assistance, no matter
Are what it is, please bring it to our attention insha Allah azza wa jal to see how we can inshallah better help them be in the lighthouse. And once again may Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless each and every single one of our community members, especially those who took the time and the effort to reach out to their
elected members or even to their neighbors, next door neighbors, right any amount of effort that you put in sha Allah to Allah Allah subhanaw taala will reward you for it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us get through this in sha Allah Allah azza wa jal May Allah Subhana Allah Allah make us of those who appreciate his blessings upon them.
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