The beauty of trusting Allah
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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All praise is 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 astray, Nan can guide
you testify that there is none worthy of our worship and devotion but the Almighty Allah alone.
And I testify that Muhammad Sallallahu Ali, he were early he was sending them
is His servant, and His Messenger
or you who believe.
Fear Allah as he should be feared and die not, except as Muslims in submission, and surrender to your Lord, 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 Walcher over you, are you who believe, keep your duty to Allah, bear 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 Divine Words of Allah. And the best
guidance is that of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu only who were early he was salam. And the worst things in the religion or the annuity invented matters for all the annuity invented matters in religion or innovation, and Bidda. And every bidder is misguidance.
About 1070 years ago
in Baghdad, the capital of al Qaeda fell at Bessie here they are beside Calif.
There was a young man
who traveled from the countryside.
The son of a soldier.
He started seeking knowledge at an early age.
He was a devout, you don't have knowledge. But the knowledge was not in the countryside. The teachers were in Baghdad,
the best teachers in the Muslim world before kaha had the throne.
Were all in Baghdad.
So he decided to travel to Baghdad despite his family's extreme poverty.
He says I'll go to Baghdad at noon from the best teachers then I will fulfill my dream of becoming a Muslim scholar who will serve the Ummah
and help those who need guidance.
and who need help.
And that will also most likely be able to find a job and provide for myself and for my family.
So he goes to to better dad, he rents a room.
And he finds some labor job, random jobs, some days he works. Other days, he doesn't. With the little finances he used to secure, he would divide them, divide them into three parts. 1/3 goes to support his family in the countryside.
The second third, pays the rent for his room. And the third was just for him to survive, or his basic expenses,
until he advances in his knowledge and in his studies, and hopefully, he would find a better job. So every day, as he goes to the market to look for a new labor job,
he would pass by a D one. And the D one at the time, was the government place where all the registry was all the paperwork, all the documents or the archives, all the government
papers and documentation were kept in the D one.
And D one would usually employ people who are very skilled at writing and add mathematics and calculations, because they needed these types of skills, and very good at organization and bookkeeping.
Every day, he would pass by a D one and check with them. If there is any open post two, he could get a job.
And everyday he was told we don't need anyone until the guards the soldiers or the policeman the security of a day one
became familiar with him. They see him before he arrives, they would shout at him, no post today, keep going to the market keep marching to the market.
And for three months, one day, like one time for three months, he had found no job, no work. So his savings were running out. He had not sent money back to his family. And he was behind he was falling behind on the rent for his room. And the landlord was getting very angry. And he said, Listen,
you have three days. If you don't pay the rent, By the third day, you're going to jail.
And he said I didn't know what to do with my life.
So I didn't have anyone to borrow money from.
I tried to get a job. I didn't get a job. So every day he would go to the market and it was then the third day. He goes out, passes by anyone asks, oh, this doesn't pass by the one. He goes straight to the market because he's not himself. He realized this today he might be taken to jail. His luggage might be thrown in the in the streets.
So he goes to the market, no job. He's so desperate, out of sorts, doesn't know what to do. He turns to Allah subhanaw taala Indra and he walks in. He says, I lost myself. I didn't know where I was going. I just kept walking, not aware of my surroundings. He ends up in one of the remote areas in Baghdad, in the outskirts, a remote area and there was this tiny house old house there. So he was so tired and it was hot. And he resigned it decided to rest in the shade of that house, simple house until he sort of collects himself and goes back and try to figure out something.
So he goes by that house
and he leans he sees the door is closed so he leans he rests against the door.
The door swings open
and then he hears the groan of an old man
who can hardly talk
and he says oh young man come in. You are Allah's gift to me. You just came at the right time, and he could hardly talk.
The old man says to him, Listen, I am dying. Literally, I am now dying. But I really wish I could eat some grapes.
I fancy some grapes. Can you get me some grapes? I want to eat grapes before I die.
He looked at the man and he realized he was literally dying and he felt so bad for him. He himself had no money. So he said I'll get you grapes. And he was this young man was a person of such a beautiful decent nature.
Very goodly nature.
So he goes to rushes to the market. He goes to the person who sells fruits, vegetables, and he says how much is this amount of grapes. He says when he says Allah, I have no money, but I need that urgently. I'll give you my shirt, my upper ship, keep it with you, until I get you the Durham. But I need to take this, these grapes now. So he takes the grapes rushes to the old man, the old man who was getting weaker by the minute, but he eats those grapes.
And then he looks at this young man, he says Jazak Allahu Akbar, Iran, may Allah reward you, Allah sent you to me at this time.
He said, you see that corner in the House wants you to dig in that spot. So he digs and he finds a clay pot. He says, Bring it out. He brings it.
And the guy the old man says, see what's in it. And it was full of gold coins.
And this story, by the way, is not imaginary. It's real. It's very well documented.
It says, You know what? You see all this gold is yours taken? He couldn't believe it. He said, How come
that I can't take this money until you're telling me what the story of this money as he said, Listen. I was among the richest merchants of burden. I am from a rusafa is part of Buddha
was among the richest merchants of Baghdad, we used to do business. My brother and myself would travel to India. And we would bring about goods and spices and sell. And we made a lot of money. And one day on one of our trips, we stopped to rest and sleep in one area. And it was known for robbery for thieves to jump on caravans. So I said to my brother, you know what, let's hide our money. In case we get attacked, you know, the money is safe.
So my brother convinces me that he would take that I convinced my brother to take his money, dig a hole and hide it there.
And then we can sleep. And if we get attacked, we deny we have any money. And that night, they got jumped by a gang of highway robbers.
And they know that these are merchants and they have wealth and money and they said where's your money and they didn't give them the money. It was a big caravan. They attacked the whole caravan. So this man denied, he said I don't have the money. They kept beating him up in order to get him to confess. And he would not until he passed out. They thought he was dead. They left him.
Some of the members of the caravan were killed in the raid. Some of them managed to survive an escape.
So he says I woke up. It was nighttime and we were attacked. I woke up in the middle of the day. I look around and I see some dead people and I see some injured people in some survivals survivors.
I searched for my brother, I don't find him. No one's seen my brother.
He says when I felt that was safe, I go and dig out the money. And I come back home and I look for my brother everywhere. For years. I didn't find him. So I assumed he was dead. And he most likely he was killed. But he didn't even find his body.
He said that's the story. Does UCLA here you help me?
This money is my money. Take it, it's yours.
He said the old man said these words passed away.
It said I rushed got a few people to help me to bury this old man, pre Janessa on him and give him an honored burial. And we put them and put them in his grave. He says I carry this money. I can't believe myself. Just an hour ago, I was the poorest man in Baghdad. Today, I'm probably probably the richest man in Bogota
with this very weird incident.
So he takes the money.
And he wants to do two things, get his shirt back
and pay the rent. So he doesn't get arrested. But he has to cross the river this time. Crossing the river. There were boats, they would pay them and they would carry you to the other side. He said I was trying to find the boat and there is this older man who kept nagging me right men ride with me ride with me and he had the poorest boat there. But he was so insistent that I wanted to help him out. So I I wrote with him. Just as we were writing, the old man says to me, you know, you think I'm poor. Everyone thinks I'm poor. They don't like my boat. They don't ride with me. But you know what? I was one of the richest people of this city.
This outcome? It says I used to do business.
I used to do business with my brother. We used to travel to India. I used to
bring goods and sell them and we have loads of money, but my brother sent me up. He stabbed me in the back.
Oh come says one day when we were traveling, we decided to sleep and rest. And my brother said, you know, give me your money. I'll hide it, just in case we get robbed. But he had already schemed with the Roberts. He wanted me killed, to take him away on money.
So he said, When I when I, when the robbers were gone,
I looked around, I didn't see my brother, I realized he had set me up along with these guys.
And I never found him afterwards, he ran away with my money.
So now this young man says, looks at this old person, he says to him, he looks at them and he sees the similarity.
physical similarity that he says, you know, your brother never betrayed you.
That's your brother's story. And he tells him the story. And he says, you see all this gold?
This is yours.
It's not mine. It's yours. Somebody might be wondering, because half of it is his is this man's money, right? There were partners in business. Half of them the money was this. What was this old man's money? The other half was the dead brother's money. But who inherits that money? It's brother.
But yet, yes, it was given to him. But you know what? It was given to him. And this is again, a man of very good nature. A man who had something called this certain depths Kurama Tumnus. He had this dignity, this honor this generosity about his soul. You realize the old man gave it to him because he thought he had no family left.
They said take it, that's all your money. Old man said. No, no, he takes some part of it. He said no, I don't want it.
I don't have any desire in it. I only want one Dirham. So I can pay for the grapes and get my shirt back. And that's what he gets. He gets his shirt, his shirt back.
And then he's walking in the streets. And there the police are the soldiers are walking looking for him. He says, Hey, we are arrested today.
Then when they approached him, they said we've been looking for you for the whole day all day. And now obviously, he gets more worried. But they tell him yesterday, one of the employees in the D one passed away, and that we have a vacant post.
And we were looking for you to fill up.
So he goes there, and they see his shape. So they give him some advance it when Fix yourself up, come tomorrow. And he feels that post
This man his honesty, his generosity, his skill is concerned for people, makes him grow in his post and get promoted until until about 20 years after that incident.
The Khalifa the caliber of the Muslims and Dr. Phoebe amarilla that Bessie because of the good things he hears about this man, his skill, his expertise, his honesty, his concern for people, his devotion, his dedication for the web.
He decides to make him the Prime Minister.
There was no prime minister or minister at the time, there was one post called Minister which was the prime it was the prime minister today, the minister and they tried to give him the name or the title say you don't use the prime minister. He said no.
He said no. Why? Because the Prophet Harun Ali Salam in the Quran was called, was Elijah anima. Hoo, ha ha Runa was Zerah.
He said I'm not better than heroin heroin was was here. I'm not the CEO because I can't be the master of the of the ministers. And how long is the Minister? I'm just a minister.
And this man, by the way, grows to be one of the most prominent scholars of the history of Islam.
He's one of the well known fuqaha of the unbeliever that
and his opinions are known and he's looked up to and his name is Al Wazir.
Ibnu, hobo Euro. Very well known anyone who studies the Hanbali FIQ. He knows who l was ignoble euro is.
And he was a generous man, extremely generous, he would help poor people he would go out of his way to make things easy for people and he was loved by everyone. When he died. The whole of Baghdad came out for his Jenna's.
So this is an example of such a Muslim personality
for peer on Muslim scholar,
and how he dealt with the hardships of life, I know all of us have hardships. Sometimes it's financial, sometimes it's social, sometimes psychological. Sometimes it's different things. We feel broken. We don't see light at the end of the tunnel, and we start losing hope but Allah says, in the hola Yasumoto Hola, Hindle como Catherine. No one dispersed. No one loses hope and Allah's mercy. But those who disbelieve those who don't have faith in Allah.
This man could have taken the money could have taken the wealth. He could have just, you know,
and not revealed the story to the man in the boats.
But you know what? He knows that this is not what this life is about. This life is about making it safely to Allah. You probably can make some money here, but if it takes you away from Allah eternally, what's the point? It's a detriment. It's a detriment.
So that's a beautiful example that all of us should learn from learn. Remember this name? Who was Eel? ignoble. You'd know Muhammad very well known. He was the close friend of the great Imam Ibn and Josie, the famous scholar who wrote Slagle hotter el mundo and others great humbly for tea as well. Apollo cola was the federal law you were looking for stuff.
Alhamdulillah heal Bilal Amin salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad invader early he was heavy in
free talk about handling life with dignity. We talk about heroism. We talk about manhood.
If we talk about resilience, we talk about patients. That's an example. And our history is Muslim is rich with people like that
is our strength in the face of the hardships of life doesn't come from our self. It comes from Allah
comes from our reliance on Allah, our trust in Allah.
We don't claim it ourselves.
And because it's Allah's help,
and when life treats us
with harshness, we never no go against what is good. Whenever break the moral rules and moral code we stay true to Allah subhanho wa taala. Why? Because our goal is not dystonia. Even if you get this DoDEA and everything in it, how long is it going to last? How much pain it is going to bring you even with the things you presents?
This is the reality of this life it will never be complete it will never be perfect. It's a test. It's a test enough for a believer what gets him by.
And if Allah gives you riches, if Allah gives you wealth, use it for the sake of Allah ignore obey Allah Rahim Allah became one of the wealthiest people, one of the most important posts in the world at the time. And yet when he died, he left nothing, why because he was such a charitable person. He would sponsor widows orphans are on schools, and he would study with the teachers and he would sponsor sponsor students of knowledge, to the point that his children not to sell his personal library
in order to, you know, cash out on some funds.
So, this man the world has come to him position, intelligence, knowledge, reputation, authority, public posts, you name it.
But he gave all of that for the sake of Allah subhana wa.
The prophets of Allah when he was salam said in not all not all hell Odyssey and fsfe row a.
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The Prophet sallahu wa salam said, Gibreel alayhi salam
inspired me with these words, that a soul will not die until it completes its appointed time on Earth, you will get your full age that is appointed to you by Allah. And until it consumes all of its provision, the provision that is written for you will come to you. No matter what you do, it was written and it will come to you. So you're not going to leave this
well without getting what Allah wrote for you, it's decided.
So fear Allah, be mindful of Allah be dutiful to Allah. And when you seek your provision, seek it moderately. Seek it with balance. Don't go crazy about it. Don't break the moral code. When you do that. Don't be obsessed with it.
Don't worship wealth for money and success. Use it as a means be moderate seek ALLAH subhanaw taala.
And if the provision has come to you in short supply in the early stages, do not let that get you to go against the rules of Allah or seek it through something that is unlawful, because the blessings of Allah and the provision of ALLAH can only be received by means of what Allah made Hala
because if you get it from alarm, you might get the numbers but the baraka the blessings the value, Allah will be removed.
What is written for you will come and look at this beautiful example. Yes, Allah subhanaw taala might not treat you the same way as immunoglobulin, maybe you know, the relief will not come to you straight away. Maybe we'll come to you years later. So what? So word when Allah tests you, he wants good for you. Wherever we read Allah who become a US traveler, you read, obey. Allah wants ease for you. He doesn't want hardship. You read Allah when you have an income, Allah wants to make things easier for you wants to lessen the burden for you.
Allah was good for us. But we are so short sighted and we are impatient and we start judging Allah subhanaw taala that Allah need your life, do the right things. fulfill the obligations, obey Allah, be dutiful, live a life of purpose. And, you know, seek provision.
Seek the means to provide for yourself and your family but moderate it don't go crazy about it. Don't worship money, don't worship these flashy titles of success and all of that stuff because that has become a religion. For many people, it's become a God that is worship besides Allah subhanho wa Taala free yourself from that because that's a form of worshiping shaytaan you don't want you don't want to fall for it.
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