The Only Thing that Matters
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
I testify that there is
is none worthy of our worship and devotion but the Almighty Allah alone. And I testify that Muhammad Sallallahu ala he were early he was Salam is His servant and His Messenger or you who believe, fear Allah as you should be feared and die not except in submission as Muslims 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 and all watched over you, or you who believe he pure 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 divine words of the almighty Allah and the best guidance is that of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ala he were early he was salam. And the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters for all the newly invented matters in religion are heretical innovation and bid and every bidder is misguidance
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Oh Allah to you I complain.
I complain about my weakness
and my inability.
You are the Most Merciful.
You are the Lord of the weak ones. And you are my Lord and my Rob.
Who do you leave me to?
to a stranger
who treats me or receives me with hostility
or to an enemy to whom You have given power over me?
If you are not displeased with me, if you are not angry with me, nothing else matters.
If you are not angry with me, I don't care what I face.
I seek refuge and the light of your noble face with whose Light Darkness has been repelled and matters of this life and the next have been set straight.
I seek protection in this light of your noble face. Should your anger fall on me on me or your wrath? Be descend upon me
I turn to you and repentance until you are pleased with me.
And there is no power and no mind to change anything except with you.
Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Almost the year seven after receiving the revelation and the mission to convey the message to the people of caliche the people of Makkah
and he strove hard from the bottom of his heart to save them from the Hellfire
to guide them away from the darkness to the Divine Light.
Yet they mistreated him.
They slandered him.
Did him they sought to attack him physically and verbally.
And Allah gave him support.
And some of the areas of the great support from Allah subhanho wa Taala manifested in his wife hottie Gerald the Allahu Ana
and his uncle
Abu Talib, who was not a believer.
Yet he protected Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and fought against any kind of attack or a prayer or oppression reaching or any harm reaching Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
In that year, both of them passed away. Khadija Robley Allahu anha died and Abu Talib
died, and he died as a non Muslim.
And the people of Quraysh
seize the moment, and they seek to inflict harm on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, and they exacerbate, they scale up their harm and their attack and their abuse against the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam to the point
that some of the Muslim historians call that year
the year of sadness or the year of grief.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam decides
to seek another opportunity. And the Prophet SAW Selim would not act without guidance from Allah. So he seeks an opportunity in the twin city of Mecca which is alive.
So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam walks through our life in the hopes that he might receive a better response from the people of authority if
he reaches out to the leaders of the city.
Three brothers who were the political leaders and the tribal chiefs of a thought if Ben who had the lane three brothers, and the Prophet SAW Salem approaches them with respect and acknowledgement of their leadership. He doesn't speak to anyone before them in acknowledgement of their status. So he addresses them. And he conveys the message to them and his mission. And he seeks their support, yet their response was one of the filthiest he ever received in his life.
They mocked him, they ridiculed Him.
And the Prophet SAW Salem as he saw that, he requested that they never disclosed this incident to the people of Polish, because that would exacerbate the situation in Mecca.
And not only did they receive him with insults, but they instigated the foolish and the Mad people in the town, and the younger ones to chase the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam out of the city of a thrive.
They were throwing stones and abuse on him. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had to leave the city
in earnest to save himself, and he was bleeding. And he felt disrespected and humiliated. He came to them for save them, to save them from the darkness and guide them to the light
to try to save them from the path of the hellfire and lead them to the path of Jannah and eternal salvation. Yet this is how he is treated.
And as he manages to get out of the city in an area between a thought if and Mecca, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gets a moment of peace.
And years later,
it shattered the Allahu anha his wife
asks him about the most difficult day in his life. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam narrates this story
as the most difficult day in his life.
And who is this man who had to go through all of this? It's Mohamed Salah Allahu alayhi wa sallam the best of humanity and the best of the creation.
And that's a clear indication
to every reasonable human being.
That trials and tests are not a sign of humiliation or punishment.
For some they could be.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala tests the people that he loves to elevate their status, to bring the best out of them
to show the real substance substance as it shines in the most difficult times,
and that was Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And at that moment, he makes this dua. And although the narration is disputed among the scholars of Hadith, whether it's authentic or not,
but there is a good number of Muslim scholars who consider the Hadith to be authentic.
And he makes the Quran that we narrated at the beginning.
And it's a lesson for all of us, because all of us go through hardships and trials.
And these hardships and trials are not random. They are intended by our Creator, the Most Merciful, the old knowing the most wise.
So the first thing that we should know when trial arrives at our doorstep, and the discomfort and the pain kick in that we should know it's not an accident.
It's not a slip, of the pre decree of Allah subhanho wa taala. It is something that is pre planned.
According to the wisdom, the knowledge, the mercy and the might of Allah and you are meant to go through it. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches even at best, probably Allah who I know Matt as he was a teenager at the time,
what I saw but Columbia could only have one, Columbia College lead you back, know that what has come to you
did not come to you by mistake. It was intended and written to come to you.
And that which missed you that with that which did not come into your life was not meant to come into your life. This is how you should treat the events in your life, whether they are pleasant or unpleasant. Whether they are a blessing
or a test.
trust in Allah subhana wa Tada. And what captures this spirit is this dua of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because often times when we are troubled, we start to seek solutions. And that's the right attitude. But the first
resort that we turn to,
is usually is usually creatures like us, rather than turning to Allah subhanaw taala first and foremost before we engage with the direct means of this world, and that's what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam does, he realized that that challenging incident, that difficult time, the humiliation and the physical and moral attack against him,
was all meant to be and was written for a wise purpose and he turns to Allah and trust
and he turns to Allah in need.
And he says, Oh Allah, I recognize I turned to you I complain to you recognizing and acknowledging my helplessness.
I'm a human being my means unlimited.
other human beings their means are limited.
All the creatures their means are limited. Power and mine is with Allah.
And whatever resourcefulness you see and power you see with other people, it's by the permission of Allah and if Allah withdraws it, they would have nothing of themselves.
He like a school but for who what? He will kill let's uh Hey, Letty, Oh Allah, I am helpless things are in your hands. I am powerless. You are the one who has the ability.
But that doesn't blind me to your mercy. this difficult moment and this pain that makes this day the worst day in the life of the prophets. Allah Allah was the most challenging day in his life does not blind him to the fact that Allah is merciful, even in these moments.
And actually, this incident is a manifestation of Allah's mercy. But it requires wisdom to be able to see it. Yeah, I've Hamra he mean you are the Most Merciful. And Toby You are my Lord, You are in charge of me. You are the one who takes care of me.
And I know you take care of me very well.
In terrible must have been You are the Lord of the weak ones, and I'm one of the weak ones and all of us are weak. All humans are weak, all creatures are weak. And this is why all of us are the servants and the slaves of Allah, we are under his command, even the most powerful people or creatures in existence are all under the command of Allah, and they have no power that comes from themselves.
We should not be blinded to this fact. And Allah tests us by allowing them to have power by allowing them to exercise this power in the worst way possible.
When he turns to Allah,
to talk about his situation, and Allah knows his situation, but it's a way for him to vent to Allah to his creator, because he's his companion.
Until a Boolean was told, I feel entitled be ill Amantha Killarney, who do you leave me to? to a stranger who meets me with hostility, or to an enemy to whom You have given power over me the Prophet Salam describes the situation. And some people might think the prophets of Salaam is blaming Allah here and that's a false reading of it. But the Prophet SAW Selim is expressing the situation he's in he's verbalizing it to Allah subhanho wa taala.
Because he concludes this.
He concludes this with one statement.
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if you are not displeased with me, if you are not angry with me,
nothing else matters.
Let it be the Prophet SAW Salem is demonstrating and he's expressing what's in his heart. Oh Allah, the only thing that matters to me is that you are pleased with me, oh, Allah, everything else is detail.
Everything else is insignificant. As long as you are pleased with me. That's what matters. This is what my life boils down to. This is what I want. This is what I live for. This is what I die for.
This is the only fact that counts in my books. Whether you are pleased with me or not. That's my first and foremost consideration.
If you are not displeased with me, I don't care what I face.
Because that that's what constitutes my life and the meaning of my life.
And that shows you the power that faith gives the advantage that faith faith gives to the believers and this is not lip service. This is heart service. This is the confession of the heart to Allah subhanho wa Taala but the prophets Allah was selling them as Allah teaches us that we should always seek the best. And even in the most difficult situations, you ask Allah for the best so the Prophet salallahu Salam says Viola and Sophia taka here Oh, Sally, yet relief, and tranquility and peace from you.
is easier for me is something that I prefer if I am if I have choice
it's more spacious for me than difficult times. So he's still asking of the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa taala.
Then he further acknowledges the beauty of Allah.
The light of Allah subhanaw taala who Holy hell that was stuck for Allah you were looking for stuff.
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So Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam turns to Allah,
who will be naughty what he can let the Usher of UCLA who follow Matt, I seek protection, safety in the light of your face.
Because there's no protection. Without Allah you can seek all the means in the world but there is no protection. I seek protection in the light of your face, which has repelled all darkness no darkness stays with the light of Allah.
That's when you bring more of the light of Allah in your life, darkness dissipates.
That's the most powerful mean. But some times or most of the time, we seem to believe in the physical means more than the divine means.
So I seek protection and safety in the light of your face, by whom the darkness has all of the darkness has been repelled and
the affairs of this life and the next have been set right and fixed, corrected. Nothing goes right, without the guidance of Allah and without the help of Allah.
And what is the Prophet SAW Selim seeking protection from?
By means of Allah's light? What is he seeking protection from? You might think at this time the prophets also known would be seeking protection from pain,
from hostility from the rejection and the resistance that he is facing. But what is the prophesies I'm seeking protection from? He lives somewhere else is hard is somewhere else with the greater truths about life.
And the NZ lover, you have a book who your handler Yes, that's what I'm seeking protection from? Should your anger falls on me. Or your wrath befalls me. That's what I'm concerned about this life, it's going to come to an end, the pain shall pass.
The predicament will be over.
The financial difficulty will be waived.
My suffering, it will come to an end. But if you are angry with me, that's the ultimate loss and there is no solution, no remedy for that. So I seek protection in your face and the light of your face. Should your anger fall on me or should I earn your anger
look a lot better Tada, I repent Unto You, I acknowledge my faults and my shortcomings until you are pleased that tarball until you are pleased with me, that's that that was his concern in these most difficult times.
So there was something occupying his heart greater than the compelling reality outside.
One of the most compelling realities that we could ever face his pain. Yet in the most painful moments of his life, the Prophet SAW Allah when he was sent them is completely preoccupied. With Allah being pleased with him.
That's where his heart is. That's where his mind is. That is his goal.
That's what his life was all about.
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I repent unto you.
And I acknowledge my shortcomings until you are pleased with me. No one has any power. No one has any ability to change anything, but with your help
with your mind.
That's how we can deal with any situation.
That's how we can deal with any predicament and any pain. Whether it's a matter in your personal life, or in your marital life, in your household,
in the society at work, your finances, your health, safety issues, anything. That's how you can transcend it.
This is how you can put it in its right place. Most of us suffer unnecessarily. Why? Because we have come to worship the dunya
its pleasures, its ease.
Its its its, its gifts. And its promises that if any of that is compromised or affected.
We collapse. We feel violated, we lose spirit.
But when someone's heart is attached to Allah subhanaw taala, whatever happens in the dunya is bearable.
They can handle it with dignity, with their head high.
Because the hearts are attached to Allah, if you lose everything, but you have Allah you haven't lost anything. But if you lose Allah and you win everything, you haven't won anything,
that that's the reality, and that's the ultimate truth.
And your situation can never change except with the power on the mind of Allah subhanaw taala that's what we need to grasp and understand. And that's what we need to live as a reality in our hearts, not as an empty slogan, or as lip service. And only then, by the way, and I am here I'm speaking to parents only then our children will learn Islam.
Only then our children will learn to work cool, and courage. Only then our children will make better choices in life.
But if we ourselves are not a real embodiment of Islam and the guidance of Prophet Muhammad Salah
While he was selling them in our affairs,
and all we give our children or even others is lip service that we don't live by, they see the discrepancy.
And they learn more from our attitude rather than our empty words.
And that takes a lot. It takes a lot of sacrifice takes a lot of will. This is not something you can do at a whim. It is something that requires you to really change your ways in life
and revisit your priorities. What is your life really about?
What is what is your goal in this life?
What are the things that you are willing to sacrifice?
It requires deep thought
every requires revisiting whatever decisions you made earlier in your life that might not be optimal, that might be holding you from Allah subhanho wa taala. And most of what it holds you from Allah as a Muslim. Most of what holds you from Allah is not something Haram is usually something haram that you have blown into a God into your life and you worship it. And that blinds you to the fact that it's taken away from from your heart and taken away from your chances with Allah subhanho wa Taala and it's keeping you weak.
So it takes courage to change. It takes courage to look oneself in the mirror, and acknowledge where we went wrong in our lives, what big decisions we made, that are now making things worse for us that are making us weaker Muslims that make they're making us losing our faith, and they also make us suffer more in this world that we are unable to transcend.
So we ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide our hearts and to purify our chests and to set our priorities right in this life Allahumma Feliu macmedia will want me now when a Muslim you know when a Muslim man yeah even homeland and what a long muffle and I don't know by now it's often Emery now with a bit Aqua mana one sadhana Allah Oh mil Catherine
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And just a reminder
hamdulillah it's the end of this Gregorian year. But as a reminder as well. You see, masha Allah Tabata, Allah the masjid is quite active here, Ebola, and they're doing great programs for our children, for our sisters and our wives, and even for the brothers and for everyone for every age group. And this takes a lot of work and a lot of planning. So any kind of support that you give them. Support by by giving them a good word, giving them good feedback, letting them know how much difference the mustard is making in your life and the life of your family. Acknowledge, you know, there is acknowledge the work that they do and the effort and the sacrifice that they make. There
are many brothers and sisters are working in the background, volunteering their time, a lot of them and they don't get any recognition and they're not seeking it. But Monday ash Quran NASA Yash Karela whoever is not thankful to the people would not be able to be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala and one way of showing your gratitude and your recognition is to help the masjid financially, is a huge burden on the masjid financially, there's a lot of expenses. And see, see this deem this as something that you do for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, so be generous, and at the end of the year, I believe the masjid gives, you know, tax receipts. So if you want to, if you want to
donate if you want to generously donate so seek the moment before the year is over in sha Allah and you get your receipts. JazakAllah Hara May Allah accept from all of you. Subhanallah big Rabelais city and my phone was salam ala Sayidina Alhamdulillah Hara