Dealing With Bigger Challenges
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he was in his his servant and His Messenger or you who believe fear Allah as he should be feared and die not except in a state of submission and Islam to your Lord, or mankind, be dutiful to a Lord who created you from a single person. And from him he created his wife and from them both he created many men and women, and fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual rights and observe the rights of your kin. Surely Allah is ever an old watcher over you, or you who believe. Keep your duty to Allah fear him and speak the truth. He will direct you to righteous deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained great achievement. The best
words are those of Allah. And the best guidance is that of Muhammad Sallallahu ala he went out he was salam. And the worst thing in the religion or the newly invented a first for all, the newly invented, invented the first and religion are considered to be innovation and Buddha and every bit as misguidance.
Straight after the Battle of ahead
70 casualties among the Muslims. Among the great companions, there were people who were just martyred who were just killed in the battlefield. The Prophet SAW Salem is wounded severely.
Many of the companions were wounded, and were bleeding. And what seemed to be a great victory at the beginning of the battle turned out to be a huge setback for the Muslims towards the end of the battle. And people of Quraysh walked out, walked away from the battlefield thinking that they have retaliated for the day of murder, because they have managed to kill 70 among the Muslims, and in the Battle of better 70 among the people of Quraysh were killed. So they deemed that to be a proper palliation and they were happy with that, and they decided to go back and march back to Mecca as quickly as possible to preserve that kind of achievement.
The Prophet SAW Salem looking at the battlefield seeing a lot of the great companions having been killed. Among them is most other than omega robbery Allahu Anhu. The great companion. Among them, was Hamza Abdul Abdul Muttalib the uncle of the Prophet SAW Selim as a doula he was I saw the line of Allah and His messenger.
Great companions were killed in the battle.
Abdullah immuno haram, one of the great one of the leaders of the unsavoury was killed in the battle as well. Many of the Muslims were killed, the prophets of salaam was injured. His heart was bleeding. Yet even before burying the martyrs, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam turns to the Companions, who were still alive, and those who are wounded, and he addresses them so he says to them,
As narration goes, and this is reported by the Imam Muhammad Al Hakim, the Maracana lemma offered, one Kapha and emotionally Cohen, when it was the day of awkward and the people of Quraysh the polytheist of grayish they had left the battlefield just left the battlefield. Kala rasool Allah, He sallallahu alayhi wa salam, the Messenger of Allah, Allah, Allah says he is addressing the Muslims is still with me. Rob be. He says stand up in straight lines, so I can praise my lord.
Straight after the setback. Straight after 70 companions were killed the Prophet SAW Selim says to the Companions stand up in straight rows, so we can praise Allah, so we can praise our Lord than the prophet for for Khalifa also for for Asaro alpha also for fun for all so they stand up in straight lines the prophets of salaam says, Allah whom Allah can him to call law
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Allah I seek Your protection. I seek refuge in You from the evil things that could come out of the good things that you have given us. woman shall remain and and i i seek the help I seek Your protection from the evil things that could come out of the things that you have withheld from us. That's the first thing the Prophet SAW Selim does after the Battle of God, which was a huge wound and a deep wound in the history of the Muslim ummah. Yet the Prophet sallallaahu Salam turns to Allah. And what is he saying this dua he acknowledges first and foremost, that Allah deserves the praise and all deserved deserves the praise in all circumstances, and in all conditions, because
anything that Allah allows to happen, whether it's pleasant or painful, Allah subhanaw taala has wisdom behind it. And Allah deserves praise for making these things happen, even though we suffering under them, even though we're
sort of we feeling the pain and the agony of the circumstances. Allah subhanaw taala has a wisdom behind it, and He has mercy behind it, and he deserves all praise. So the first thing to do in difficult circumstances, things we can't change on the spots, things we individually cannot change is to turn to Allah in praise and knowing that nothing Allah allows to happen except that ALLAH has a wisdom behind it, except that ALLAH has deep wisdom behind it, except that ALLAH has great mercy to bring it about, even though we don't see it, even though we don't realize it. So the first point
tear is to trust in Allah subhana wa Tada in adverse situations, when everything seems to be against you as an individual, as a community, or as a nation, or even as a family, never accused Allah subhanaw taala in whatever in his creation, in what he allows to happen, things happen happen for a reason. And behind everything is the wisdom of Allah subhana wa Tada, the might of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada and the mercy of Allah.
This is the most important aspects, and the most important thought that we should hold on in every time, under every circumstance. And that's what the Prophet SAW Selim did, right after this painful experience, and the Battle of what
then the Prophet SAW, Selim turns to emphasize that everything is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa taala. That
when the people have boyish kill 70 From among the Muslims.
It's not that these people have power over Allah, or that they can transcend or overcome the plans of Allah. No, everything happens that happens by the permission of Allah. And if Allah doesn't allow it, it won't happen. No one has might or power besides Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, but when Allah allows it to happen, he has a reason and he has deep wisdom. So the point is not to lose sight of the fact that everything is under the control of Allah Subhan Allah to Allah, Allah sees what happens, Allah knows what happens. And Allah allows it for a reason. Because Allah subhanaw taala has put in this world has established in this universe, what we call a soon an old cornea, there are
rules, there are dynamics for this universe. And if we do not observe them, they Allah to Allah does not play favoritism. If we go against the rules, we have to pay the price. This is how this world functions.
And these dynamics and these Sulan the way we understand them, you will find the Quran is full with them. You will find the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim is full with them, you will find history is full with them, you will find your personal experience is full with them, you will find among people of wisdom and experience they know a lot of them. So this is an open field for us to learn and grow. But if we keep playing dumb,
and if we still want to chase our petty things, and then we want Allah subhanaw taala to change things for us just like that. It's not gonna happen. It's not gonna happen. There are dynamics, there are rules that we have to follow in order for things to unfold. This is how this universe works.
And this is why you find the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. When he was in Makkah, in the early stages, the Muslims were being persecuted, severely tortured. They were kidnapped, taken out of their homes. And then they were they were tortured on a daily basis. The Prophet SAW Selim couldn't do anything to that. It was beyond his capacity at the time.
The person didn't lose balance. He never lost his composure. Yet, he would go and check on these Muslims. When they were in the field of torture, he would go and check on them.
And when they he saw the family of American Yasser, He saw the Father of Amar Yi Assad himself an old man, extremely old, fragile man, and he's being tortured.
The prophesied and passes by him and the messengers wassalam gives them the glad tidings in common Jana, your appointment with Allah is Jana, your reward for this agenda. The person knows he can't, he can't let them loose.
deposit them cannot save them from this captivity. He doesn't have the power.
He doesn't start screaming and wailing. He realizes this is something that's beyond my capacity. I can't lose my balance.
So he goes and speaks with them. What he can do now is increase the level of their Eman. Reassure them that Allah is with you, but you have to go through this suffering. Sometimes there are things we can't change.
So he says Subhan Allah Yasser Inamori, Docomo Jana, or family of yourself, be patient, that's all we could offer them at the time. Be patient. That's the only thing. That's the only help he could do. Advise them with patience.
And what was the response of these believers? The old man? Yes, sir. All the Allahu Anhu and some of the reasons indicate that hey,
eyebrows were covering his eyes. This is how old he was. So he lifts his eyebrows and he says to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, a Dara haka, a Dara haka. We will remain steadfast we will remain in this state, till the last breath
once we stay steadfast and strong, no matter how long it takes. That's the attitude
that comes to the prophets of Allah Salam. The President was in the shade of the Kaaba. He says y'all rasool Allah, rasool Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah to Allah Halyna above, his back was mutilated because they used to burn him. They used to light a huge fire for him. And then they would put his back his naked back on the fire on the burning coals. And he says the only thing that puts the fire and the coals are out was the facts melting from my back.
He comes to the Prophet Solomon he says y'all soon Allah why didn't you call upon Allah for us seek help seek victory the prophets of salaam was leaning on his side and he said Sup, and he says,
the people before you, the people before you one of them would be sold into two pieces, with a soul become into two pieces.
Then a person would be brought, and his flesh and his nerves would be combed away from his bones.
Then he says males would hold Alec and Deena and this would not let this person or make this person recount his religion or give up his religion. Then the Prophet SAW Selim says, What
do you know, but you people are hasty.
Your people are hasty. There is so much pain and so much agony. And the promises on them tells them you're so hate, you're so hasty.
You want to rush through things. Life has dynamics, There were stages. You have to go through the stages. You will not Allah you will NOT THE LORD OF this world to make things run, according to you wish wishful thinking that wishful thinking. Allah subhanaw taala has laws and dynamics and they will run there will be intact. You have to run yourself according to them. You have to manage yourself according to them on a personal level, and on a collective level as well.
Then the prophets of salaam says Allah shall give dominance and completion and perfection to this affair to Islam, until a person travels from sun to hub remote, fearing none but Allah.
So the Islam will bring about peace, Islam will bring about security and safety to people.
So regardless what is happening
now, nowadays in the Muslim ummah,
about 100 years ago, 100 years ago, Palestine was given
officially on paper,
to the Jews, it was given to them by the British.
And prior to that, there were plans in place. So there were foreigners coming into Palestine and buying land, everywhere around Palestine and in between the civil codes.
a huge chunk from Palestine was taken over.
And the State of Israel was established. And the Muslims went out on the streets, there were riots. There were screams there were protests, then people went back to sleep.
That about 20 years later,
a lot was taken, at least most of it and the western part of it, and most of the rest of Palestine was taken.
And people you know, when angry when our angry and they took to the streets and people were making a lot of threats and promises and resolutions. Then people went back to sleep, then over and over again. And Mr. Zhu Xi was being violated was being attacked. muslims nation, Muslim nations were being invaded and Muslims take to the streets, then they go back to sleep.
Afghanistan was destroyed, people took to the streets, they went back to sleep Iraq was destroyed. People took to the streets that they went back to sleep.
People stopped blaming everyone, they blamed blame scholars, they blame leaders. Everyone wants to blame anyone, and so on and so forth. And what happens
is still unfolds the same way.
There are people who plan you know, this life is an open field. You put a strategy you plan you execute, you're gonna see the fruits of your plans. You
You sit back and you only react to whatever happens for a couple of days or a couple of weeks or a couple of months or even a couple of years, then you go back to sleep.
You're gonna stay stand still. Or you even go behind.
There are dynamics of this world, the Prophet sallahu wa salam went through hardships. He went through setbacks, but the Prophet SAW Salem had a vision. He had a vision, he knew where he was going, and he was working day and night, to fulfill that vision and materialize it.
It's not about blame. It's not about beating yourself down. There are things that happen in this world that we don't have the capacity to change as individuals. Yes, the heart is bleeding. And that's a good sign of Eman.
But that's not enough.
That's not enough. We can't keep going through the same circle.
And Islam is a religion that builds us as individuals and as nations. And Islam is not about just, you know, creating enmity and, and, you know, acting crazy. Now, Islam is about you building yourself because every aspect of yourself that you build contributes to the collective progress of the ummah.
Every nation in this world has tentacles everywhere in the world. They have intelligence. They have allies, they have plans, they have visions, why? Because they want to secure themselves, and they're going to secure control and relationships. That's what every nation does.
Whereas just acting on an ad hoc basis, you know, having reactions getting angry, then going back to usual, doesn't change anything.
So there were questions today, have we Muslims, what can we do Palestine was taken more than 50 years it
was occupied. 50 years ago, what changed now? Some political decisions by some people, yes, they're going to have grave consequences. But what if we get angry, what's going to happen? We've done it 1000 times in the last 100 years, we've spoken. Now, I'm not saying there's no value in being politically active. If you are in the field of political activism, do whatever you can, that you think it can help. You are a social activist, do something that in your field, we Muslims need to improve ourselves so we collectively can improve, we need to do away with the racism that exists among us.
We need to deal with the problems of parenting that we have. Because we can't solve the bigger problems if we can't solve the problems in our houses.
We need to solve a lot of our personal affairs. And if you're in a public arena, do all you can No one denies this. But let's not just be people who react and when something happens we'll just use balance and start crying out and acting in different ways. Then we go back to normal
the prophets of salaam says Malik Allah He Duomo however in
the things the deeds that are most dear the dearest to Allah subhanaw taala are the ones that are consistent, even if they are little, even if they are little. So
the question that people have a lot of people have to do is what can I do? What can I do and this is something that I will talk about in the second segment of the hotline sha Allah, a cola COLA that was the federal law
under the law held Hal behind me no salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad in while early he was so happy Jemaine first of all, we have to know that there are dynamics of this world that I call call the Sunnah, Lord konia. These are rules that Allah put in this world.
If you don't abide by them,
nothing's gonna happen.
Nothing is gonna happen. So we as Muslim individuals, we have to realize that as an individual, you cannot challenge dynamics created by nations and huge countries. So don't beat yourself down. Don't beat yourself down because when Palestine was taking the first place, and I remember being
so young, being a child, and there were protests about so many things when it came to Palestine when it came to other, you know, different countries or different calamities in the Muslim world. And remember, there were leaders taking people to the streets, and they were having some kind of talks and events and it seemed like every the whole world is going to change.
But this was the Arab say this was a hurricane in a cup. It had no impact. It had no impact. It gave false hope to people. It gave people the impression that once we get angry, the whole world is going to change.
But after seeing this so many times you realize
Is it slack, it's this honesty, to give the masses the impression that once you get angry, or shout a few slogans, that things are gonna change, the whole world will respond. Sorry, man, the world is not gonna, you know, listen to our feelings in that way. There are dynamics. And these dynamics are first and foremost are to abide by the law of Allah subhanaw taala. On a personal basis, the Prophet SAW Selim says authentically this might sound counterproductive, but we have to see everything in the world is indeed interconnected. The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in an authentic hadith in natural,
Bisola to him,
he says, you are given victory, you are given victory
through the through the weaker ones among you,
the ones who are incapable the ones who are physically unable, through their salah, through their prayer and through their dua
that shows that everything is interconnected. That doesn't mean we don't do other things. Now the Muslims need to educate themselves.
You know, in the Western world, they invest a lot in the humanities and social sciences. We Muslim specifically Muslims in the Western world, because we worry so much about financial situation. Most of us are flooding into medicine, engineering, and law and so on and so forth. But we have ignored for such a long time, the social sciences, we have a scarcity when it comes to people who are qualified to create policies, people in the Political Science, people in anthropology, people in sociology, people in history.
We have a lachter so we don't have a collective vision for the ummah.
We don't have this. We don't understand everyone has become a political analyst because they're watching your Jazeera and watching CNN, everyone thinks I have the solution to the ummah. Things don't work like that. Things do work like that there are personal obligations upon you have to fulfill to Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet SAW Selim spoke to the Muslims one day and he was speaking specifically to the margerine and this hadith that is collected by Albay you have the under How can this authentic the prophets of salaam says to them hydrangea Masha Allah Maha Julene hum come soon, in a tweet from beginner Billahi and to Draco when he says to the Mahajan five things
he's basically speaking to the Muslims in general, five things if you have them if you have them among you, and I seek Allah's protection should you have them. That's how he says to the what he says to the to the Muslims at that time. He mentions five things among them.
Well, a mutually for B dilla. He is Salam, Allah who led him,
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ad him. And when people don't stay truthful to their covenant and agreement with Allah Subhan Allah to Allah, Allah shall serve the person upon them an enemy not from amongst themselves, and they would take some of their lands away from them.
So there are dynamics, a lot of them are religious, and a lot of them are worldly, that we have to understand them. We can't be naive to take one aspect of Islam and say, okay, victory happens when you do 123
And that's it. When you will make your Salah there are dynamics Salah is important for victory. obedience to Allah is important for victory, not dealing with riba is important for victory. But there are other aspects as well the prophets of Allah mentioned in another Hadith, there are also openness is for us to learn from history, to learn from past experiences.
So enough beings over emotional, but not doing any work, because that emotion doesn't come from the right place. If you just get angry when something happens, then you go back to sleep, that you're not functioning well. Because the Muslim wardens never cease.
The Muslim the Rohingya Muslims in Burma have been killed for so many years on a daily basis until today, until today.
Yet we have favoritism among us as Muslims, we prefer certain ethnicities, we identify more with certain people with certain issues. Yes, we're human beings so we have our biases, that's fine. But we have to go back and check ourselves. Are we doing this for the sake of Allah? If I'm if I'm not developing myself on a daily basis, if I'm not contributing to my to the Muslim ummah and to the world, in a way that helps everyone else through my knowledge through my field, through my specialty through my job through my business, if I'm not doing my part and I can
system bases and they only wake up when something huge happens.
That's not a good sign. That's not a good sign because it's the things that are consistent that really help.
There is much confusion I'm telling you everyone is confused but what I say don't blame scholars. Don't blame people around because on the Day of Judgment, you will stand before Allah subhanaw taala and he will ask you what do you do do with your life? You as a as an individual who lives today in Canada, you can't do on a personal basis anything to save the Masjid Al Aqsa now, it's beyond your capacity admitted. Live with facts. Don't lie to yourself. Do you think Allah is going to hold you accountable for that, but Allah will hold you accountable how much you have contributed to this OMA because all of this collectively changes the world.
So pay attention to what you can do on a daily basis, the small things that you can do, just raising your kids in a good way could be a great contribution. Just giving a little bit for the sake of Allah could be a great contribution. Learning the knowledge and passing it on to people regardless in any field. If it's beneficial, that's a great contribution. And it would collectively you would collectively add together in order to make a difference. And then Allah subhanaw taala would inshallah deem that you have done your part, you have done your part. So ask Allah Subhana Allah to guide us and to give us patients during these difficult times. Allama Filomeno Muslim in our Muslim
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