Reminders For The Believers
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walk. In Bala. All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him. We seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge and protection in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our own actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray. And whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, Nan can guide I testify that there is none worthy of our worship and devotion but the Almighty Allah alone, and I testify that Muhammad Sallallahu only he went early he was seldom is a servant and His Messenger or you who believe, fear Allah as you should be feared and die not except in a state of submission as Muslims, or mankind. be dutiful to your 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 has ever and all watched 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 your sins, and whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best words
are the words of Allah, the Almighty, and the best guidance is that of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was the worst things in the religion, or the newly invented matters for all the newly invented matters in religion, or heretical innovation and Bidda and every bidder is misguidance.
As we read the Quran, you will notice
one important feature
that a huge
part of the Quran tells us stories of previous nations
tells the story of Adam and his Salah tells us the story of new Halley's Salaam and his people, how they received the message, how they oppose the message and how they were destroyed in the flood. Then you will receive stories about all the different prophets and messengers
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the Pharaoh, the Egyptians
and other nations
and the Muslim is meant to engage with the Quran and take benefit from it.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says and clarifies the purpose why he sent the Quran down to us. Allah guides us to how we can benefit from the Quran. How we can draw maximum benefit from the Quran Allah says kita Enza now humo bell icon
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on its signs on its verses on its words, you reflect, you take lessons to them, comes from the fact that you draw conclusions powerful conclusions for your life,
for your lifestyle,
for how to deal with life, for how to be for what to do and what not to do. That's what the bar means that the Buddha is that you dive into the meetings, and you engage with the lessons, and you take your fair share of them so that they can enlighten your lifestyle. That's what that number means. And if you do that, right, you will fulfill the later part of the verse what Allah says when he has the color.
And the people with sound hearts and sound minds because if a person is not over sound, heart, that cannot be of a sound mind,
those people will be able to accept the reminder to heat the lessons, the benefits, they will connect to the reality of the life which is already instilled of them, it will awaken their football, their understanding of this life. So they will be reminded yet at that cup, they will be reminded. So as we engage with these verses, which is actually a bigger portion of the Quran,
we tend to read these stories as stories of the past
as something that has to do with previous nations.
And that, although not exactly but it echoes the response of the people of Quraysh.
Because the people of Quraysh when they heard the Quran, and the Quran talks about the stories of the people of New Han, the people of AD and the people of the mod.
All Omaha software on a weekly basis, these are the mix, the fairy tales, stories of previous nations of the past.
And that led them to disbelieve in it or this was their excuse of disbelieving in it. But oftentimes we Muslims today, when we read these stories, we think it talks about past nations,
and that it doesn't mean much to us. Or it holds minimal relevance to our present reality.
And that's a very serious flaw
and a fatal disadvantage.
Because these stories relate to us, they have a heavy connection to our reality, to our life, our present and our future.
But unfortunately, there is a state that Allah described in the Quran, and it's called the half life.
It's some sort of
being in a trance, not being able to see reality to see the truth, you will find the lesson right in front of your eyes, but you won't be able to relate to it, you will see the truth, but you can't absorb it. Or if it feels as though it doesn't relate to you. It has no connection. It has no no conclusions that you can draw into your life and benefit from and that's the state of reflux.
And all of us when we die, we will wake up from this muffler will come back to our full senses, we start to see things for what they are.
We will be liberated from the so called the matrix that we are all part of which is the heavy load and bombardment of modern culture and ways of life. That negates Allah subhanaw taala, negate the Creator, negate the purposeful nature of this existence.
And thus success into a life of hedonism, pursuing our personal goals, pleasures and immediate gratification to the point that we forget Allah. And when Allah is mentioned, it doesn't really mean much to us, and thus when previous nations are mentioned, and how they responded to the truth, which was the message that was conveyed to them by the prophets and messengers, and then how they were treated by Allah subhanaw taala how they were given chance and time.
And then how eventually Allah subhanaw taala destroyed them through what seems to be natural disasters that we defined today as natural phenomena.
Natural disasters, hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes.
We relate to those through the lens of what, scientism and atheism, this is natural phenomena. Yes, we have uncovered much of the direct dynamics and causality of these natural phenomena. But that doesn't mean we understand
their overall meaning and intent and the real reasons behind their occurrences.
when Allah sent hurricanes and storms that wiped out
They happen most likely, according to the dynamics that we understand today of how the weather functions.
When Allah sent earthquakes on people that destroyed them, and ruin their nations, and their civilization, most likely happened by the same mechanisms, the earth quakes happened today. But at a larger magnitude,
when floods happened, it happened by the same mechanism but at a larger scale.
So the way we are dealing today with natural disasters is very alarming for a believer.
We have a lot happening around us. There are forest fire fires.
There are heat waves.
There are hurricanes, there are floods. There are earthquakes.
And there are so so many natural disasters occurring in the world. And we pass by them heedless, we think, Oh, that's a natural phenomena, it happened because of such and such dynamics.
We talk about the weather. We talk about the Earth, we talk about really, we talk about natural phenomena and different patterns. And we think now we have managed to control the environment and the world that we live in. And then Allah sends reminders to humans, that no matter how advanced you are, and the advancement that you have is from Allah, humans don't create knowledge, human humans do not originate knowledge out of nothing. These are things that Allah inspired in humans, to test them through that civilization through that development.
Allah sends reminders to tell us that no matter how advanced you are, you live in a world that can dwarf everything that you can build. It can destroy you in a second.
This world that is a tiny speck in the huge creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala
can easily destroy you, you can be wiped out in no time.
So don't be deluded
by this kind of illusion, of scientific advancement and human superiority, and Allah sent sometimes these signs at an individual level, sometimes people think they have become invincible, that you have become strong, undefeatable, then Allah says that calamity, from a place you would never expect it and it ruins you.
There are many people who achieved success at the professional level, the financial level, then they think they have it all. Then what happens the family breaks down.
Family problems, ruin their peace of mind.
Because the punishment of Allah and the reminders of Allah don't always come
and mega scale format at a at a major scale. They could sometimes hit individually, Allah destroyed Qarun the rich man in the people among the people of Egypt of the time, Allah destroyed him when he was arrogant.
When he indulged in disbelief, Allah destroyed him and ruined him and made him a sign for everyone. So the punishment of Allah comes in many ways and forms and different sizes, according to the wisdom of Allah.
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And then he says to the people how quick you are to fall into violation and sin.
He said Wallahi earthquake returns. If it happens again, I will not live among you.
I'm going to tab was alarmed by an earthquake. This is how the early generations this is how they understood natural phenomena that we pass by thinking, Oh, science explains it. Science explains the immediate dynamics, but it doesn't understand the cosmological, the bigger view, and why Allah allows these things to happen. These are Giroud Allah, these are the signs of Allah, these things are in the hands of Allah and Allah uses them for what he wants, Allah could command them, and they could destroy the earth.
And who rolls with them who holds these powers? These photos, these powerful forces and dynamics, who holds them from destroying life on earth, Allah keeps them in shape. We forget that. We put our trust in sciences and science thinking, Oh, humanity isn't a safe place. Then Allah says calamities to remind us viruses, illnesses diseases.
A submarine imploding in the middle of the ocean thinking that they have conquered the ocean and they have mastered physics and the dynamics of nature. Then Allah says a simple reminder very, very simple. But people should take heed
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shadows with Allah Allah says, When the prophets Allah Islam when there was clouds approaching in the horizon,
the prophets of Allah who says them would go in and out and he would go here and there and he would be troubled, and his face would be troubled and worried he would be taken by worry. And then when, if rain falls safely without any problems, the prophets of Allah sending them his face ease would fall upon him again and he would be relieved. So I shall be Allahu anha asked him about this. This thing happens how often it happens in our life. We see the clouds approaching.
Right? We hear about forest fires, we hear about earthquakes, we have some times floods.
And it just happens without us even paying attention without us even thinking that this couldn't be a punishment from Allah subhana wa Sahana.
But the Prophet Solomon he saw the rain he would get so troubled, and so worried, sorry, I shouldn't be Allah Han has said, O Messenger, messenger of Allah. Why is that? The Prophet sallallahu sallam said, I fear that it might be like the people who were mentioned in surah Tila have
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when the punishment came, how did it approach them as clouds
that have rain in them?
So Allah says for them now
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because they challenged, who died, he said, and they said, you know, bring the punishment if you are truthful, if Allah is real, if Allah is the only one who has the right to be worshipped, we won't believe if you are too full bring the punishment and they kept asking for it.
So when they saw the clouds approaching, they said that's rain.
So they felt happy because they were dependent on rain. Obviously, they were more connected to nature of the time. They would fill their reserves
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in the morning, there was nothing left on the feet on the surface of the Earth, but the remains of their house the ruins
that's what the Prophet SAW so then feared the messenger SallAllahu sallam. When there was an eclipse, what did they teach the Companions rushed to the masjid and have the Salah, Salah tofu and Salah to Kusu, the Slavic lips, we see all of this natural phenomena and becomes what entertainment, it becomes news we don't think about it. You know why? Because we're not taking heat. We are thinking atheistic ly, about natural phenomena, oh, there is some mechanism behind it. The mechanism behind it does not negate the bigger purpose for which Allah created them Allah put them in place. And your understanding and deciphering the natural mechanism does not mean that you can control
them, there will always be a disease that you will not be able to understand. There will always be a disaster that you will not be able to handle. There will always be a calamity that you will be unprepared for. There will always be something that will catch you off guard, you're humans, you're helpless. So don't be arrogant depend on Allah subhanho wa Taala feel the punishment of Allah be concerned. This is how a Muslim a true believer walks through life being concerned.
And not being satisfied with themselves not being impressed with themselves at all. It doesn't mean we put ourselves down. It doesn't mean we doubt ourselves. But it means that we live in hope and fear. We know that we can never give Allah his rights.
So that propels us to always do more and feel that we have fallen short and that Allah deserves better than that. So we never grow content with ourselves. We never admire our own actions. And that will make us reliant on Allah subhanaw taala on the mercy of Allah rather than relying on our own actions of look at how the west the federal law how you were looking for stuff.
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that corruption has appeared on the land and in the sea, because of the actions of humanity.
The Prophet sallallahu sallam said in a hadith in Allah will Mala Iike to who
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to ALLAH SubhanA, WA Tada praises and blesses and the inhabitants of the heavens, the angels, and those of the Earth, even the ants, the insects, the small creation, even the fish in the sea, praise and pray for the people who teach others good. Why? Because,
you know, good is the reality is the back end of the reality that we see the dynamics that we are able to understand through science and through human knowledge, it's actually only the thin layer of the front end, there is a deeper reality in the back end, where greater mechanisms and different chains of causality are in function. But we humans, again, we acting in denial to those, we think, Oh, the only real thing is what we can capture with our senses. So we became arrogant and we have shut, you know, whole doors that lead us to greater reality,
that control how life unfolds.
So, values of good and evil have a big impact on the quality of life on Earth.
Impacts life on Earth, and this is why everything in the creation praises the people who teach good, why because they invite others to good. So they bring about the balance of good to be weightier to be heavier, to have more impact on the creation and that's what Allah said in the other verse, that corruption has appeared on the earth. Why? Because of the sins of humans. And
Allah subhanaw taala says,
Allahu ala Muhammad Allah is known about the disbelievers that they are cursed by Allah and they are cursed by the creation Mujahid the great professor. He said
all of the creation on Earth, the animals, even the animals, the cattle, the livestock, curses the sinners among humans, because of the corruption they bring about on the earth, because of the famine, because of the starvation, because of the disturbance to the natural world that they bring about through their sins.
These are the curse this is a curse that comes with the sin with disobeying Allah subhanaw taala. So we need as Muslims to believe in the world of the unseen to see the full spectrum of reality. And not only be limited to this atheistic view that only believes in the physical reality as it in our shows itself, there is more to the world than what those who disbelieve really want and what they're happy with.
So as a believer, when any natural phenomenon happens, it should be a reminder, Allah subhanaw taala says,
often whenever equally an important Omoplata from malaria to Bonarda homeopathic Corrado, they see that every year that they are tested by calamity by hardship, some of them are vested in said by natural disasters once or twice every year, and they don't take heed.
These are reminders, Allah is sending reminders to us every day, reminding us that remember why you're here. Remember that I could take you away in the blink of an eye you can disappear, your dreams will evaporate.
These are reminders. So we should take them as reminders not only be satisfied and suffice ourselves with what science seems to tell us about the immediate and surface dynamics of the natural world. And we don't want to fall in the warning where Allah subhanaw taala says, because we have this proclivity, Allah subhanaw taala says, For the madness, Oh man, look, you will be here for dinner and eat him up. Why? Because he
had to be there for you who will be mountain to have now for either home mobiles.
And when they have turned away from what they were reminded from the truth, from the call of Allah subhanaw taala, to worship Him, to be truthful and loyalty him
for calling him up whatever condition we opened the door of all blessings to them. And that's why you here today is the best time in human history to be alive. There is so much potential, there's so much goodness, there's so many blessings, there's so many opportunities, best time, civilization, and resources and so on and so forth. Right?
And we don't realize this could be what Allah says we're only in Nikiti Medina and I will give them more and I'll give them more time as well. But when I catch them and destroy them
for the minister will Medicare will be here for 200 Allah him abueva conditions, we open the door open those of all blessings to them, all blessings were showered upon them. They thought, what? Wow, we're in good shape. We were good with Allah we have we and we figured out the secret of life. We live in luxury that no other race or no other generation in humanity has ever enjoyed. We live in the best times in history, right? So much technology, so many resources, so many beautiful things. Opportunities for Tana Ali him at Weber coalition, Hector will be able to accompany our home doctor when they grow happy, pleased content attached to what they were given we will destroy them.
We would destroy them.
Because Alex Becker, either a huddle, huddle Cola, where your volume in the hole and a machete that's how Allah destroys these nations is very severe and powerful and swift. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us and to help us pay heed and be mindful of him and be mindful of his silence in the creation and in everything around us. Aloha mahalo minion and we met with a Muslim you know what a Muslim out Elohim in Oman and what Allama fildena Don't know by now it's fluff and empty now with a bit of dominance of Allah calm and Catherine. Allah humma Fibrox Elena Yeah, they're generally really calm what material was a nebula hermetic AR hammer blah he made a la masala was certainly
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