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well how y'all had the head yo Muhammad sallallahu alayhi, WA early he was salam, or Shavon Ohmori to her Wakulla modesetting what could be the ATEM Bala, all praises due to Allah, we praise Him we seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray. And whomsoever Allah leaves to go straight in and can guide are you bear witness that Nan has the right to be worshipped. No one has the right to our ultimate love and devotion but Allah alone who has no partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was sending him is 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 Allah. All mankind be dutiful to your Lord who created you from one single person, and from him he created his wife, and from 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 kinship. Surely Allah is ever an all 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 a great achievement. The best words
are the words of Allah. And the best guidance is that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was salam. And the worst thing in the religion are the newly invented matters. Because all the newly invented matters in religion are innovation and bid and every bid is misguidance. And every misguidance leads to the hellfire.
Ivanova, Adam no sommets, the son of the great companion of Adam no summit.
His son's name was Walid or al Walid.
He pays his father a visit when his father was very ill.
And he says he realized that his father was taking his last breath. These are the last minutes for his father in this world. And it seems that soon he was departing. So he says the call to other Oba that our who are married at a higher Luffy Hill notes for cool tuya. But I will see any Vegeta head when he saw his father was about to leave this world and was about to take his last breath. He said, Oh, my father, Oh, my dear father, give me an advice.
Give me a powerful advice, heavyweight advice, because he realized that's the last thing his father was going to share with him. So he wanted something substantial, something powerful, something he can benefit from. And we know when humans are about to leave this world, they awaken more to the reality of life. And the words that come out from their mouths actually come from their heart so he wanted to seize that moment.
So his father said actually Sunni, Father Oba actually Sunni his father asked them to help him sit up.
When he set up, he said, Bala JavaOne in Aculon pub in Netherlands help an apartment Eman. Well and tableau will have to have
Do me Billa heat about raka Allah had taught me Neville Goddard. He was already
he said, Oh my son,
you will never find the taste of Eman. You will never experience the taste of faith
and you will never know the truth.
You will never embrace the truth
of the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala until you believe in other the good of it and the bad of it until you believe in the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala
the good and the bad of it
call to ya betta for carefully and dilemma Maha you'll either you wash your raw
meat or dairy worship. What's your role? Ha
ha Colombia? Can you see that? So his son said oh my father, how do I get to know this? How do I get to understand this reality of the decree of Allah the good of it and the bad of it? How can I come to grips with the reality of this this father says you know Talamo anima aka them. Yeah, can you see but you know what has come to you? What has happened to you? There was no chance it could miss you.
It was no chance. It could pass you by
what was meant to happen? We've just happened
and whatever happened was meant to happen.
Wilma ASABE and tell them Anna ma Columbia call you'll see back woman I saw Assa baccala Mia Khalil Mack. So, you know, whatever has happened to you was meant to happen. And there was no way it could miss you. And whatever, has never come your way. When whatever never happened to you, there was no chance for it to ever come your way.
So what was meant to be will be
and what was not meant to be will never be. That's how you understand the reality of al Qaeda of the decree of Allah subhanho wa taala. Then he said Yeah, born a year, in the summer to rasool Allah is Allah Allahu Allah. He was sending them a oh my son. I heard Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I say, in a while Mr. Allah, Allah hooter abou like what
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he said, Oh my son, I heard Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, the first thing Allah created ever. The first of all creation and older was a column depend.
Allah created it. Then Allah said to it, write down everything that is meant to happen.
So wrote down at that moment, it wrote everything that was destined to happen
until the Day of Judgment,
when Oba Masami addresses his son Walid and he concludes his advice with this he says, oh my son, if you die upon anything other than that, you will enter the hellfire.
And this shows a very important aspect of our deen
which is an Eman in a bar and a
belief in the decree of Allah subhanaw taala the fact that Allah has willed everything that happened and will happen Allah willed it to happen. Allah wanted it to happen. Allah allowed it to happen. And Allah commanded depend to write it down. And it was written before the creation of the heavens and the earth. The fact that I'm standing in your presence today, the fact that I'm talking to you today, the fact that you are listening to these words today. These were written in that book, about moments when Allah created the pen before it happened, and because it was meant to happen, it is happening now.
The reason I'm addressing this today
It is that we as Muslims have been given a great guidance from Allah subhanaw taala, a great revelation, a great source of enlightenment
and understanding that was sent to all the Prophets and Messengers throughout the ages,
about reality of this life, about how to live this life, how to address this life, how to treat it, how to deal with the ups and downs of life, how to survive the trials of this life, how to make it to Paradise, and save yourself from the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala on the day of judgment, and one of these great principles that we believe in, one of the pillars of our faith is belief in the decree of Allah subhana wa Tada in Allah and al Qaeda. But when you look at the state of the Muslims, you see a lot of Muslims are suffering from depression.
A lot of Muslims are suffering from anxiety. At a time when so many people today in this world, Muslims and non Muslims
cannot live cannot go through a day without taking pills, to alter the chemistry of the brains, just to help them get by through the day. Because if they were to face reality by themselves, without this dependence on these chemicals, they will not be able to survive. They will not they will not be able to go through the day without having anxiety attacks, panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts,
desperate desperation, conflicts
and a whole set of mental illnesses and emotional excuse, excruciating experiences. But Allah subhanho wa taala, when he teaches us about himself, when he teaches us about his decree, and about his will, and about his decision and about his intention. He's given us the guidance to handle this life, and be on top of the game of life. And that's what belief in the decree of Allah subhanaw taala entails.
and as believers in Allah, and as people who try to seek the guidance from the Creator of the heavens and the earth, we know that things that happen in life, things that come away, they fall into one of two types, things that we things that are good things that are pleasant, things that we see as pleasant, and things that are sick that we see as unpleasant and painful.
So we rejoice about the things that are pleasant.
And we experience the pain and the negativity, or whatever we find to be painful and unpleasant.
But we don't see where these all of these things are coming from, because they're coming from Allah subhanho wa taala.
Whether we find them favorable or unfavorable, whether we find them pleasant or painful, they are all from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, and Allah has wisdom behind everything.
Today I will address the painful unpleasant things that we have to deal with the challenging circumstances that we face in life. No one is immune to these kinds of negative circumstances, we all from time to time, go through some challenges that really challenge your faith
and challenge your state of mind.
And Islam gives us the ability to handle these.
So as the scholars
talk about these challenging circumstances, they say Amal Emraan the things that we face in this life are two types in terms of hardship, Aman laka, fie, Sheila Fela tanagers and who something that you have some power over something that you can change.
Something that you can alter something that you can improve.
So go about and change it. go about and do it save no efforts
to change the situation and make it better.
What Amala G let's Allah Caffee, Salah
and other circumstances that you have no choice about circumstances overwhelming conditions that you can't change that you can't all
altar with these things, all you have to do is not fall in despair, not fall in some kind of
anger against Allah subhanho wa taala. And these are the ones that are will address today.
So when you have some adverse circumstances, what you can do to change them do that by all means, and don't save any effort. Don't save any knowledge you have, don't save any advice that you can tap into. And you can benefit from to alter the situation, because that's human nature. And it's completely legitimate
to want to change negative circumstances. But when there are things that you can't do anything about, you can't change them, you can't alter them, they're overwhelming. They are beyond your capacity to change. With these things, you have to resort to acceptance, you have to resort to acceptance. And that means you let go, you let go, you have to accept the decree of Allah subhanho wa taala. There, you stop resisting reality, most of our pains come from resisting reality. So if there is a condition that you can't change, it's an unpleasant condition, and you can't change it. You can't do anything about it. So it's inevitable to happen.
It's beyond your capability to change. How should you do with it, you should change your mind and your perception about it, by accepting it and embracing it. And letting go.
The pain that we face in such circumstances
comes from one thing is that we expect a different reality. We wish for a different scenario. And we hold on to it, and we won't let go.
And that creates the tension within us. And that creates the resistance and that brings about all the pain.
And that's why we all falter. That's why we all crush after these difficult and challenging circumstances. Otherwise, Allah subhanaw taala has designed humans in a way, in a way where they can handle trauma where they can handle unbelievable circle negative circumstances. That's how Allah designed us. But most of us hold on to a reality that didn't happen, or a vision of reality. That was well that wasn't meant to be.
So we don't know yet. What is B, we don't let it happen.
We know that Allah willed for this thing to happen. Allah gave permission for this thing to happen. And as long as I can't do anything about it,
I should not resist it, I should embrace it. And I should change my perception and any other possibility that I was holding on I should I was holding on to I should let go of it. And I should accept reality as the decree and the decision and the will and the intention of Allah subhanaw taala and we know behind every decision by Allah, there is wisdom, there is mercy and there is knowledge.
And that's what Allah subhanaw taala is teaching us in the Quran. Allah Subhana Allah says in surah Al Hadith, ma Saba min mercy Betim Ville de wala fie fusi comm il fi Kitab Min cobbly and Abraha in Lika, and Allah here see it, there is no calamity there is no hardship there is no challenge that takes place on this earth, or in your personal life, except that it had been written in a book before it took place before it happened.
Before it was created, it was written
in another Alika and Allah He is here indeed, this is easy for Allah. This is easy for Allah. Because Allah, so Allah Marfa token one out of Rahu Bhima.
So that Allah subhanaw taala is telling you that is telling you that everything was written, everything had been written and destined before it took place on this earth and in this life, Allah is telling us that so that we do not go into excess. With pleasant circumstances we rejoice we go overboard with our happiness about it. And so that we do not lose hope and we do not lose balance when the circumstances are negative and are against us.
So Allah subhanaw taala is sharing that with us.
and that will reveal inshallah the secret that will help us implement this. In another verse in Surah, Allah Allah subhanaw taala says, Matt as in Surah Turabian, Allah Subhana Allah says ma sabem in mercy but in inlab evening Allah, there is no hardship there is no calamity or tragedy that takes place or that befalls the people, except that it happens by the will of Allah, by the permission of Allah, it's the creation of Allah. And we know behind the creation of Allah, behind the will of Allah, behind the decision and under decree of Allah subhanaw taala. There is knowledge, there is wisdom, and there is mercy.
And the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when his son died,
some tears rolled down his cheeks.
So some of the companions asked him, they said, O Messenger of Allah,
you're crying, you're weeping.
And he says, in the heart of its mercy, that's the nature of human beings. That he said,
in the eye in
the eye, sheds tears
the heart feels the sadness and the pain.
Well, on the whole,
we only say that which pleases our Lord Allah.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, although he believes that everything that happened had been destined to happen, was written already was meant to happen. He did not resist reality, but he was still a human being. He went through that experience. He felt the emotions of that experience, and he embraced it, and he went through it without objecting to the will and the intention of Allah subhanho wa taala.
So how do we believe in the decree and Allah of Allah subhanho wa Taala How can we embrace it in a way that empowers us over adverse and negative conditions?
This is Inshallah, what I will share with you in a second part of this whole debacle already had was the Fulani.
hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Nabina Muhammad in wider early he also had to hit a Jemaine wallbeds.
We said negative adverse challenging conditions that we face are either things that you can change, if you have the capacity and the power to change them, by all means, go ahead and do it. Go ahead and do it. But you have to use only legitimate means. Only legitimate means anything that's held on anything that's illegal, you can't do it. That's not even an option. But there are adverse conditions, there are tragic tragedies, there are calamities that either before you as a person, or before before a family member, or before some other Muslims living in other parts of the world or befalls some. Any human being in any corner of this globe, or even before an animal
or any of the creation of Allah subhanaw taala. You can't do anything to change it.
Most of us fall in despair. Most of us dwell on it.
Most of us ruminate about it all day, and we fall in despair. And we let that negativity take over us. And we don't realize that once we dwell on that, once we indulge in that kind of feeling, we will start to question the mercy and the wisdom of Allah.
And this is why there is a balance that we need to understand. There is a balance. There's a state of our mind and there's a state of our hearts. Just like the management team. He says, he says in an Chanela head, Lady ladies Tammy Rofi. Reba, I will have better well booked. We're in a SHA salwaar hide layer stemmy ofii Hill to boil.
He's saying there are conditions, there are circumstances there are issues. That from one aspect from one side you love them from the other side you hate them.
And there are people that from one side of who they are, you admire them and you like them and from another side
of their character. You dislike them and detest them.
So when something happens, something bad happens. You are allowed to go in a state of sadness, you are allowed to experience it. But the human experience is two levels. At the surface level, the superficial level. It is the pain that we experience, the physical pain, the emotional pain, the loss that I go through or you go through. You have an argument you have a missile
you witness something that causes you to be emotional that challenges your feelings. That's the surface level, you are allowed to go through that and experience it fully. But yet, there is a parallel state of hearts, their deepest state of hearts, that is content with this very condition and this very situation. Why because that state, that deepest state is connected to the wisdom of Allah subhanaw taala it trust it trusts in Allah, and it knows that this thing that is causing me pain, and I'm experiencing the pain,
this thing is happening for wisdom, this thing is happening for a good reason. This thing is coming from the Mercy of Allah. Otherwise, Allah would not allow it to happen, it is happening because there is a good reason for it to happen. And if there is no wisdom, Allah would not cause it to take place.
So we have this kind of duality, these two levels of perception, you're allowed to go through you well, the experience,
the good of it, and the bad of it. The pleasant part of it and the painful part of it, you are allowed to live that at a surface level. But at a deeper level, your heart is connected to Allah subhanaw taala, something similar to that was one of the one of a tablet in one of the younger ones of a tablet and asked one of the greatest tablet in who witnessed and saw the Companions lived with the companions of the Messenger of Allah. And he asked him, he said, did they make jokes? Did they crack jokes, because they seem to be such a wonderful generation, such a productive generation. So he thought they were serious all the time. She said, did they crack jokes? Did they laugh? Did they
have a sense of humor? He said, Can we have a cone? Well, a man who will be him can fail in Japan. He said about the companions. He said they used to laugh and crack jokes and have a sense of humor. But Eman in the heart was like well established mountains unshakable. He's talking about these two things, these two levels.
And by the way, this explains why Allah subhanaw taala allows calamities and tragedies and atrocities to take place.
People go through pain, people go through trauma.
People go through challenges, sometimes extremely overwhelming, destructive, mind boggling boggling. And sometimes we lose our balance. But we are supposed to experience that at a very superficial level. But when our hearts are connected to Allah, we have another experience another adjacent experience another parallel experience that's running at the same time.
That's running at the same time, and that maintains the balance.
So this is why sometimes atrocities happens. Sometimes hardships take place. Sometimes Allah challenges you. So when you perceive that challenge, and the two levels, the superficial level where you are allowed to experience it fully, and be a human being. And at a deeper level, where you see the greater meaning behind it. When you see the wisdom of Allah, you see the bigger frame of things, and why things are happening. And you realize that you know that there is a wisdom and there is mercy. And there is knowledge from ALLAH and there is justice from Allah behind everything that is happening. And this gives you that sense of balance. So when your attention when your experience is
split over these two levels, you can never and it will be impossible for you to be overwhelmed by any circumstance, by any overwhelming condition, you will be able to survive it, you will be able to deal with it, to handle it, overcome it and transcend it. So the Prophet SAW Selim would go through an atrocity, he would go through a trauma. He had his companions, persecuted, killed, loved ones, he lost them, and he experienced the pain, but his heart was with Allah.
And that keeps life going on.
So I want to make your practical novel flows very quickly. We all go through trauma, we go through hardship.
And there are a lot of Muslims that feel lost. They say they might not say it with their tongues, but their hearts are screaming out. Why does Allah do this to me?
Why me not someone else?
Why do I have to go through this?
Why? Why are so many innocent people dying? Why are children suffering?
Why are innocent kids going through illness and hardship and pain and murder? Why?
This is a voice in the heart that sometimes Oh, most of the time people can't express with the tongues, but for how long can you hold this back.
And that's the problem of living life, limping. What because you're leaning only on the external experience,
your immediate circumstances, your immediate experience with life. But there's a deeper experience a deeper part of you that experiences life, from a view that comes from heaven. Because it's connected to Allah subhanaw taala. So sees the grand scheme of things, it sees the greater frame, the bigger picture, everything is right into place. And this part of you that's in your heart, and that's beneath in the decree of Allah, that's beneath a bar of Allah, that part of you knows that among all other possibilities, what is happening is the best possibility. It has the biggest amount of mercy, the biggest amount of wisdom, the biggest amount of justice is the it's the best reality. Allah is
choosing for us to happen.
And the pain comes, as I said, when we hold on to another reality that we want it to happen, and it never happened. And that's where pain comes from. So when you let go, when you surrender, when you embrace what Allah chooses for you, as long as you can't change it with legitimate means, as long as you hold on to it, you embrace it. And you let Allah do what Allah knows what to do best. Don't interfere in the business of Allah. Don't interfere into that. Let Allah take care. Let Allah run the universe, the way he knows, because our knowledge is limited. So you need to let go of any other possibility and only then is hardship will turn into ease. Calamity will turn into a blessing from
Allah subhanho wa taala. And that's the secret of believing in Allah and other. And this is why faith in the Creator of the heavens and the earth makes us stronger. It places us in a very powerful position where we can handle life and we can be on top of the game of life.
Our faith is practical. Our faith is empowering.
Our faith puts us at a disadvantage when it comes to dealing with life. But when we take it as a technicality, when we take it only as a tradition, and we live it, we don't live it but we keep it in our minds as a theory. We don't experience it. That's when it doesn't pay off in our lives.
So we ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us realize the secret of Kabbalah otherwise ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada to help us relate to this to life. at both levels, the immediate level and the higher level or the deeper level where we see the wisdom of Allah in everything and we see the mercy of Allah even in the most despicable atrocities that are taking place on Earth. This is the balance that Islam teaches us. Allama Philomena Mina Mina, wonderslim Adela, Haman humble and what I apologize for taking a bit more of your time today. But I think the subject needed to be more needed some clarification, specifically that I'm receiving a huge number of people going through some hardship,
personal experience, experiences, and you can see their pain is coming from resisting their conditions. When they can't change them. They are still resisting because they're hoping and they're wishing for another reality and they can never come to terms with the reality that Allah chose. So accept Allah's choice for you regardless. Allahumma condoms life in a minute long enough equally makan. Allahumma fildena Don't know when I was laughing at me now it's a bit of Domina one sadhana a little call me Catherine