Trials – Gifts from Allah

share this pageShare Page
Moutasem al-Hameedy

Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy

Episode Notes

Trials are gifts from Allah to the believers by Sheikh Moutasem al-Hameedi.

Ultimately, there is so much wisdom and benefit in trials. Unfortunately, most of us are shortsighted not to notice that. The trial has been tailored for you according to your faith. So look at it favourably that Allah has wisdom behind that. If you don’t maintain this outlook on trial, the trial will turn out to be a punishment for you and you will miss out on all the advantages from it.

Episode Transcript

© No part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever. Transcripts are auto-generated and thus will be be inaccurate. We are working on a system to allow volunteers to edit transcripts in a controlled system.


00:00:03--> 00:00:07

Alhamdulillah Hina hemudu who want to stay in who want to stop for

00:00:08--> 00:00:19

one hour? We'll do billahi min surey and fusina wasa Tiana Lena Maja de la hufa Mobile Allah who wanna you believe Fela ha de ella. Y shadow

00:00:21--> 00:00:28

Isla De La Hoya de la sharika wash had one now Mohammed Abu who was hula

00:00:30--> 00:00:49

yeah you holiday in La hepco tokachi wala temotu illa one two Muslim on yeah you Hannah su tiempo de como la de Hala Takumi nifc wahida wirkkala caminhada Weber thermen humeri Jalan Kathy Romani

00:00:51--> 00:00:55

what's up on La la de de Luna be well

00:00:56--> 00:01:12

in LA Hakuna la cumbre diva. Yeah, au Latina mano en la la ku de de de usili American oil field la Khumbu back home. Woman you play la Havas hula hoop

00:01:13--> 00:01:33

fosun Lima am back in the cul de sac a tabula rasa virgin waka urology. huduma handmaiden sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was shot while moving data to her wakulla modesetting beta will collaborate in La la la, Allah Allah, Allah to infinity.

00:01:35--> 00:01:41

All praises due to Allah we praise Him, we seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness.

00:01:43--> 00:02:31

And we seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evils of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray. And whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, none can guide I bear witness that no one has the right to be worshipped. None has the right to our ultimate love and devotion, except Allah alone without any partners. And they bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was selling them his his servant, and His Messenger. Oh you who believe fear Allah as he should be feared, and die not accept as Muslims. All Mankind be dutiful to Lord who created you from a single person. And from him he created his wife, and from them both, he created

00:02:31--> 00:02:41

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 and all water over you.

00:02:42--> 00:02:56

All 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.

00:02:58--> 00:03:07

The best of speech is that of Allah. And the best of guidance, the best way of life is that Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam came with

00:03:09--> 00:03:25

and every in the worst thing in the religion are the newly invented matters. And every newly invented matter in the in the religion is an innovation and every innovation is misguidance. And every misguidance will lead to the hellfire.

00:03:29--> 00:03:33

There was a Muslim, a young, a young, a young man, a young Muslim man

00:03:34--> 00:03:37

who still lives today. His name is Hudson

00:03:41--> 00:03:42

and his 20s.

00:03:44--> 00:03:57

He went through very hard times. He had some symptoms that interrupted his life disrupted his whole profession. Every aspect of his life was in turmoil. Because of that trial,

00:03:58--> 00:04:13

he went to doctors, physicians, to his GP, try to find out try to investigate what was going on in his life. He had so many pains. He couldn't sleep well. There were problems even with his wife, with his children with everybody.

00:04:16--> 00:04:18

So he was truly in trouble.

00:04:19--> 00:04:40

And one day, he decided to go and see one of the scholars who still live today as well. He went to him and he realized that he was the victim of black magic. Some black magic, some sell was done for him. And so he's possessed by gin that has turned his life into hell.

00:04:43--> 00:04:59

And that scholar was generous enough to give him of his time and he made Rokia for him exorcism, until with the permission of Allah subhanaw taala he was cured. Now apparently this hessen was going through a trial and he himself admits

00:05:00--> 00:05:09

Through that trial, he questioned the purpose for him going through that hardship. He questioned the wisdom of Allah subhana wa Taala.

00:05:11--> 00:05:14

To the extent that there was a question resonating in his head,

00:05:16--> 00:05:49

Oh Allah, why did you do this to me? Or Allah? Why did you choose me to go through this trial? My brothers are all right. My families are right, everybody in my neighborhood is okay. Why me? How many times we go through trials, you go through hardships, it could be financial could be personal, whatever type of problem we go through problems, but we question the wisdom of Allah subhana wa to Allah. Oh Allah, why did you do Why did you do it to me? You might actually verbalize that and say it.

00:05:50--> 00:05:52

But many people keep it inside.

00:05:54--> 00:05:56

Why do we question the wisdoms of Allah?

00:05:57--> 00:06:03

Why do we question the decree of Allah and what happens with us? Let's go back to hassle and find out.

00:06:05--> 00:06:12

After being cured of this hasn't had a very humble job. Before going through that trouble. He was a caretaker.

00:06:14--> 00:06:22

And that job didn't pay off. Big time. It didn't get big, good wages. But it was enough to survive and keep his family well.

00:06:24--> 00:06:30

But after that, he realized he after after being cured from that he started to question himself

00:06:31--> 00:07:21

questioned the very meaning of his existence in this world. And he realized that after going through this trial, he has learned so much about black magic, and about the trials and the hardship the person goes through, when when he's the victim of black magic, and possession of jinn, that he was now qualified to help other people in similar situations. And guess what, for the last 20 years of his life, Allah has killed 1000s of people through hazard without taking a penny for what he does. And until today, people come to him from from the States, from Canada, from the UK, from Australia, they fly to him, because of his expertise in that he also knows the medical conditions that could be

00:07:21--> 00:07:43

confused with black magic. And I've witnessed my with my own eyes, some people come to him claiming they have black magic. And after listening to their description of the to what they have to say about the symptoms, he tells them, you have nothing, go to the doctor and ask him to get you a no such and such inspection. On when they go to the doctor, they find out it's a totally medical condition

00:07:44--> 00:07:46

and medical illness.

00:07:47--> 00:08:30

What was that process that hasn't went through millions of people have gone through the same thing, the same process is the wisdom of Allah subhana wa to Allah. Many times, Allah sends opportunities our way and when we see them, we consider them we consider them to be trouble. We consider them to be problems. We consider them to be challenges that will wreck our life that will destroy your life. But in reality, these are gifts from Allah Subhana Allah consider the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam himself in Mecca. 13 years is calling the people to Islam, saying to them, I am showing you the way that lead the way that can take you from your path to the Hellfire, and I'm guiding you to

00:08:30--> 00:08:37

the way leading to eternal happiness to the pleasure of Allah to paradise. That's what's what's every human being

00:08:39--> 00:09:03

has in his own heart as an intrinsic talent, to search eternal happiness, to search the pleasure of Allah to search the ultimate state of resourcefulness has been put in the hearts in the hearts of every human being. Yet what was the response? He was challenged, he was persecuted, his companions were tortured, were killed in front of his eyes, and he couldn't do anything.

00:09:04--> 00:09:49

What was the outcome? The best nation ever brought forth to mankind. History was written with actions of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam who went through these very trials. Ask yourself the question, Who are the best Muslims in the history in the history of Islam? Who are they? the companions of the Prophet sallallahu send them the messengers. Allah makes that clear when he says in metacam had jewelry that afiya to have a volley ha, this nation of yours, the best state of it, the best of it has been in the early stages of it. And another Hadeeth the process of selling says hi Vanessa Kearney, the best of humanity, the best of people ever.

00:09:50--> 00:09:51

My generation

00:09:52--> 00:10:00

Y, who are the best among the companions? That's another question. Who are the best of the companions, the ones who win

00:10:00--> 00:10:05

They had contact with the world with the outside world, they transformed the face of the earth.

00:10:06--> 00:10:23

They were the leaders of Islam for about 60 years after the life of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. The amount of transformation they brought to humanity has no parallel whatsoever. Where did it come from? It came from the persecution they went through in the early stages.

00:10:25--> 00:10:39

So if Allah Subhana, Allah wants to transform you, Allah wants to make you a better Muslim, you cannot ascend to a higher level of faith of a man of skill of personal strings. What is Allah subhanaw taala to

00:10:40--> 00:11:03

do to you, if you settle for complacency, and you feel relaxed, you don't want to get out of your comfort zone. What does Allah subhanaw taala do to you, he sends trials your way, why to transform you, so that you become a better person. And this is one of the explanations that his scholars gave for the very famous verse that we quote, when we are in trouble.

00:11:04--> 00:11:05

For in

00:11:06--> 00:11:25

law, in America, for us, for indeed with every hardship, there is is that's the ease, the ease is within the hardship itself. But it manifests itself best when the hardship is over. And you find yourself to be a totally different person, on a higher level

00:11:26--> 00:11:37

of faith, a higher level of conduct a higher level of achievement in every aspect of your life. But when we on the trial, what happens?

00:11:39--> 00:11:57

our intellect and our understanding contracts, we start to question the wisdom of Allah subhana wa Tada. But bear in mind, whenever a trouble comes your way, whenever a trouble comes your way, consider that to be a gift from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and you have been unable

00:11:59--> 00:12:02

to grow up to a higher level and Allah has given you the opportunity now.

00:12:04--> 00:12:09

The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says and this is the wisdom behind this Hadith, the messenger sallallahu Sallam says,

00:12:11--> 00:12:19

you tell her what you will do, Allah has been a person will be tried with hardship with challenges trials.

00:12:20--> 00:12:24

According to the level of his a man according to the level of his faith and his Deen

00:12:26--> 00:12:28

I should do nasty better and be

00:12:29--> 00:12:34

the people who receive the most or the hardest trials are the profits,

00:12:35--> 00:12:46

then the ones nearby in a man, then the one there's the ones nearby, and so on and so forth, a person will be tried, according to the level of their faith. Why?

00:12:47--> 00:13:00

philosophy doTERRA loves the profits most and the righteous ones most according to the level of your Eman of your taqwa. Allah loves you so why doesn't less and more trouble when he loves more? Because trial is good.

00:13:01--> 00:13:08

Ultimately, there is so much wisdom and benefit in trials. But the thing is that most of us are short sighted not to notice that.

00:13:10--> 00:13:53

So this is why you will be tried in accordance to your Eman so that it's a, it's a balance between two extremes because of the hardship is so tough for you. You might just denounce Islam and keep away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if it's too easy, it will not push you to a higher level. It's a balance. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has wisdom even with the decree with the degree to which he tests you. The trial has been tailored for you according to your faith. So look at it favorably, that Allah subhana wa tada has the wisdom behind that. And this is one by the way, if you don't maintain this mentality or this outlook on trial, what will happen? The trial will turn out to be

00:13:53--> 00:14:01

punishment for you. And you will miss all the advantages of that. Who says that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he makes it clear when he says in the Hadith

00:14:02--> 00:14:24

which he actually narrates from Allah subhana wa eyelids. How do you go to see the divine Hadith? Allah subhanho wa Taala says and listen to this beautiful statement says Anna in dB. dB Masha, Allah hit by this hadith you can live your life without trouble with with internal peace that can never be disrupted.

00:14:27--> 00:15:00

I am to my servant, as he thinks about me. What do you think about Allah? I am to my servant as he thinks about me. So when the trial comes your way what what are the thoughts that you have to have about Allah subhana wa tada if you maintain good thoughts that are in accordance with the names and attributes of Allah, and this is why if you want to attain this high level, you need to learn the names and attributes of Allah, that he is the most wise, he's the omnipotent his knowledge encompasses everything. There's no there's no value learning these without

00:15:00--> 00:15:29

applying them in our lives. So when you know that allows the most wise, the trial comes your way you know that everything happens by the permission of Allah. It happens by the permission of Allah and the lies wise, it must be good for me. I'll trust the law and as much forward and I see what opportunity Allah has put it last put in my way through this trial, I'll see through it, and they'll be able to get to to savor the rewards of that. The prophet SAW, Selim, one day came to this companion, and the companion had fever, he was dehydrated.

00:15:30--> 00:15:32

And he was in severe pain the prophet SAW, Selim says to him,

00:15:33--> 00:15:53

it's a mercy from Allah. It's a trial. So be patient. The professor is trying to teach him the same wisdom. The man says, No, it's helped. For me, it's punishment. The messages are seldom then said then it is the way you see it. This is how you will react to it. And this is what you will get at the end.

00:15:55--> 00:15:59

So let's maintain that, just like this person has.

00:16:00--> 00:16:03

Another person went through hardship when it came to marriage.

00:16:04--> 00:16:06

He had so much trouble with his wife.

00:16:08--> 00:16:32

And he was He loved us so much. And he questioned why at the end, they had to be separated. They couldn't live with each other for the rest of their lives. He was frustrated, he fell in depression. And he didn't realize what Allah subhanaw taala has kept for him. But after some time, he grew to realize that life is much more than that. There's much benefit, there's so there is so much opportunity in this life

00:16:34--> 00:16:35

than he thought before.

00:16:37--> 00:16:40

Years later, he says, one lie no matter

00:16:42--> 00:17:02

what wealth I have, and can I can pay any person on earth to teach me the lessons that I've learned from that experience? No money would be enough to pay a person to teach me the same lessons. I learned through this trial. And he grew up to be the best counselor and family affairs I've ever come across. In this world today.

00:17:04--> 00:17:10

Daily, he deals with more than 10 cases. And most of the time he gets it right, and he gets people together.

00:17:12--> 00:17:21

So when a law test, you win a law test to low wants you to grow higher. The prophets, Allah makes it clear in a very beautiful Hadith.

00:17:22--> 00:17:36

He says that Allah subhanaw taala sometimes has a high level of reward in general, for a person, Allah has dedicated or has allocated a high rank for a person in general.

00:17:37--> 00:18:19

And the person is so complacent that he doesn't do actions. He doesn't do righteousness, he doesn't contribute to qualify to that rank. So what is the last part that I do? So I'm not rising, in order to scrape off his sins. So he grows to qualify for that rank. So maintain that notion, as you go through trials. And this is what we have to do. When the Muslims went through hardship after the battle, or during and after the Battle of some scholars of Islam consider this to be or not to be a defeat, whatever terms you'd like to put it in. But it was not a military victory. The Battle of God was not it was some kind of a setback.

00:18:21--> 00:18:41

How does the last practice speak to the believers, the the Hippocrates said, if you really were if you were upon the truth. So why do you have to go through these trials? A lot of times it reminds the believers about the white mount mindset to deal with such issues with such calamities. Allah subhanaw taala says, Well, no one, no one will

00:18:42--> 00:18:51

never be humiliated and never fall in sadness and apprehension never. don't surrender to that.

00:18:52--> 00:19:15

You will be the uppermost as long as you hold on to faith. As long as you hold on to any man. What does that mean maintains a right attitude about Allah the right, the right faith about Allah, the right belief about Allah, that he's the most wise, he's the omnipotent, he knows what he's doing, and that he's the rub the Lord of the world, and he runs the affairs of the world in the best fashion.

00:19:16--> 00:19:40

So don't question his wisdom. Don't question his his decree. Just try to find out the right course of action that you can follow to reap the fruits of this trial. Well, entomol Allah una enquanto momineen em says conquer hongfa MSL omaka comes from Nitro. If you are hit by a setback. A similar setback has hit the people that have defeated you have overcome you this time.

00:19:41--> 00:19:54

Ian says come from fat muscle como como la mano de Willow happiness. These are the days of this dunya that we alternate one day we give to you We'll wait one day we give to your enemy.

00:19:56--> 00:19:59

What's it called Yamanaka widow happiness? Well yeah llama la Latina.

00:20:00--> 00:20:02

I know we are an income shuhada law.

00:20:04--> 00:20:30

And the law makes you go through these trials. So he makes clear who the true believers are because they will stand out, they will maintain the right thoughts about Allah, there will be strong in the face of calamity and unwavering faith. You see them with his powerful presence. With his powerful personality, all the odds are against them. But they are confident, they are courageous, they are strong.

00:20:32--> 00:20:41

They're never weak. He's not you don't see them weak. Everything is against him. Everything seems to be against them. But they are confident, they march forward

00:20:42--> 00:21:08

with all stability, sustainability, and persistence, and trust in Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah. And Allah says at the end of the verse, And Allah does not love avoiding me and the ones who do an injustice. And that's a clear indication that don't ever question the justice of Allah. Don't ever do that. Then Allah clarifies to them, what are the wisdoms that he made by them go through these trials for

00:21:10--> 00:21:16

Well, he lm Allahu Allahu alayhi Bhavani mean, the law doesn't love the ones who do injustice.

00:21:18--> 00:21:26

Anyway versus go as that to the fact that Allah subhana wa tada wants to make clear the true believers who they are.

00:21:27--> 00:21:53

So don't ever question the wisdom of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, and Allah wants to take martyrs from among the believers. So every time visit this hardship, every time the oma goes through hard times, like today, many people look at the state of the moment they watch the news, they say, why did we have to live at this time? Why didn't we live in the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam I would have been a hero of the terms of the practice of Solomon was even harder than these.

00:21:54--> 00:21:57

But we just that's wishful thinking, we're daydreaming.

00:22:00--> 00:22:40

The trials we go through have been tailored for us, but we need to have the right understanding of the right impression about Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And this is how we can go through that. And every time we go through hardship, do you know what happens? Because imagine we lived at the time of the companions. Imagine we lived at the time of a Shafi Rehman, Malik Abu hanifa, these great scholars, if we lived at that time, we would we would be dwarfed by their intelligence, by their contributions, but their achievements will be nothing but Allah subhanaw taala these times made it even easier with a small contribution you do for Islam, you stand out today, you're getting multiple

00:22:40--> 00:22:42

reward and this is why the prophet SAW Selim says

00:22:43--> 00:22:51

that when the people come and later generations and the latest stages of this oma, the prophet SAW Selim says, for each one of them who holds on to the truth, they will be

00:22:52--> 00:22:56

the reward of 50 of you of the companions of the Prophet SOS.

00:22:57--> 00:23:01

Each person at the times at the latest stages of the later generations of this owner

00:23:03--> 00:23:08

will get 50 times the reward of a single companion. Why?

00:23:10--> 00:23:19

Because even if you do very little, you're standing out the level of achievement has become low. So if just if you put your hand up, you'll be able to hold on to it.

00:23:21--> 00:23:31

Allah subhanaw taala is making it easy for us at these times to make a contribution to make a difference. Only by maintaining the right belief about our last panel Tyler Apollo Cody had the worst

00:23:43--> 00:23:50

hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ma.

00:23:51--> 00:24:13

So brothers and sisters in order in order for us to survive this time, we have to go to the mine of wisdom The Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, the life of the Prophet the seal of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is full is replete with so much so many lessons, so much wisdom, personal greatness is there.

00:24:15--> 00:24:28

All the traces of personal greatness you can find them in the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam how to handle any situation, how to handle it in difficulty. The messenger Salim kept his his hopes high, even if the most difficult times.

00:24:29--> 00:24:59

But in order to grow, we have to go through these trials. That's, that's human nature. That's human nature. And this is why I must tell us since a wake up call for us, when he sends trials that were weak. So if we maintain that, and we maintain the connection with a loss penalty, animal team that trust in Allah, all this hardship that's happening today, will turn into a blessing in disguise. And that's the reality of it. It's just a matter of you realizing it, or failing to do that. Now we'll share with you some of the benefits

00:25:00--> 00:25:21

The clear benefits of going through trials that we can really benefit from insha Allah, and try every time you go through a hardship, in your personal life, in your professional life, financially, whatever you go through, even if it's a medical condition, just try to figure out what this would add to you. Just like this person has an

00:25:22--> 00:25:34

ally saved through him 1000s of people. And until today, and by the way, he now he's better than the person who treated him in the first place. He's the expert number one.

00:25:36--> 00:25:38

And he has so much insight in that.

00:25:39--> 00:26:11

And most of the people have been who've gone through trials and they mean they maintain a positive positive attitude, the correct belief about Allah they had no one about Allah subhanaw taala. They have grown amazingly. Imam Shafi I understood that very well, because one day he was asked by a person which is better for a person to be empowered to be given strength, dominance and maturity, or to go through trials. He was surprised by the question, he said, no one will be empowered without going through trials.

00:26:12--> 00:26:53

Mmm, it was one of the scholars of the time, like any any other scholar, one of the scholars of the time, why did he stand out? When he went through the trial of how to Koran, the claim that the Quran was created, he stood out, he said, No, they said, you were under torture, you have the excuse to say, to agree, just just save yourself. He said, No. And one day they brought him out. And they said, you just save yourself. They brought scholars, his friends, they told him, Allah has excused you, why do you put yourself under so much pressure, you're about to die, you're about to be killed. They brought a paper for him and a pen to write and make the declaration that the cloud was created,

00:26:54--> 00:26:56

which is a statement of disbelief.

00:26:59--> 00:27:06

And they gathered the people 1000s of people in one plane. And when he looked and he saw all these people, he reclined.

00:27:08--> 00:27:11

And he said, a very beautiful statement. He said, I moved to La Jolla,

00:27:12--> 00:27:16

I die I rather die than send these people the street

00:27:17--> 00:27:31

was hardship. And he stood out until today, when we talk about and assume that the people, your true followers of the process of them, who hold them to the son of the messengers or send them we say Who is the man? That's his name. That's his title.

00:27:32--> 00:27:54

Mr. Mohammed in mo as soon as he will, Gemma. Until today, more than 1000 1000 years have passed, and he is the man without any rifle through hardship. If this hardship didn't come his way, I don't think he would have really occupied this high position in the heritage of this oma and in the hearts of the of the Muslims.

00:27:55--> 00:28:20

So Allah subhanaw taala through trials, he raises your rank and faith in a man and he forgives you sins. So this is one of the wisdoms and this is why the prophet SAW Selim said that according to the to the level of your Eman, you will be tried, you will be tried Allah will remove your sins by that the messenger Salaam also says in the end at the end of this Hadith, when Bella Tara whom she EMC

00:28:22--> 00:28:28

that trial will keep hitting the person hitting the Muslim until he walks on Earth, free of sin.

00:28:30--> 00:28:44

You've done so much Sinhala wants to purify you, and it doesn't want you to be to be held to be kept to be held down and put down by that sin. So Lawson's trial trials your way so that your sins are forgiven. And you rise up.

00:28:45--> 00:28:48

And Allah subhanaw taala through trials

00:28:49--> 00:29:07

makes the true believers stand out. Because of the times of trial, the true believers stand out this wireless, Allah says in the vote versus be quoted verses come after them. Well, yeah, lm a la de la maladie, Nana, and allow once the hypocrites to become a parents.

00:29:08--> 00:29:16

So the believers will stand out and the hypocrites, the ones with weak faith will be noticed as well. So we know who the true believers are.

00:29:18--> 00:29:26

And Allah made the trials the way to this to the to the to paradise, because the nature of this world is that it's a time of trial.

00:29:28--> 00:29:46

There is no absolute goodness, there's no absolute evil. You can never attain happiness. In this world. ultimate happiness, constant happiness, absolute happiness, because that's not the world for happiness. And there's no ultimate misery in this world. It's a mixture of both.

00:29:47--> 00:29:56

But Allah subhanaw taala kept purity for the hereafter. So there will be ultimate happiness in Paradise and ultimate misery and abis in the hellfire.

00:29:58--> 00:30:00

So the way to happiness, the eternal

00:30:00--> 00:30:42

No happiness is through is through, through enduring the hardships and the difficulties of this world and who are Lost Planet Allah says and passive income and Ted Honnold Jenna. Well, am I a Chico methadone? Ludhiana? Holloman publico? Do you think you will be led to into paradise when the trials that came to the people before you have come to you yet? And sudo Taran Kabuto makes it clear he says, has he been nazwa yusaku and anomala afternoon, do you think people will be left alone to say, we have believed they have not been tested yet? Well, I've got fatahna Latina macabre him Philemon de la Latina Sadako, well, a lemon, lemon and coffee bean, we have to test the people who

00:30:42--> 00:30:43

came before them.

00:30:45--> 00:30:58

And the last one, make clear the true believers and should make clear those who are liars, the deceivers, Allah should make them clear as well. So this is what trials do to us. And

00:30:59--> 00:31:27

with trials, we grow even in personal power, even in determination, personal strength, character is sharpened is polished through hardship. This is why you find our elderly are the most experienced, especially they keep an open mind. And the right thoughts about our last panel data. They will have a lot of wisdom, they have a lot of courage and strength, they have a deeper insight into things they can see through things.

00:31:28--> 00:31:30

They're not stuck with the apparent

00:31:31--> 00:31:43

field features of matters and problems. They can see through trials, they can see the wisdoms behind trials. And they can tell the reality of people as well. Because this they have this ability, they grow with trials.

00:31:45--> 00:31:53

And the last penalty lesson since the trials because it's the human nature, to feel proud of oneself, to think that we are doing well.

00:31:55--> 00:32:07

Some people think they are the most righteous person on earth, and they have so many sins. So I'm lost panatela sense to them trials that will make their mistakes clear, they start to see the weakness so they can treat it.

00:32:08--> 00:32:15

You see how weak you are. So you realize there's a need that I have to treat this weakness, so become better to try to treat yourself.

00:32:17--> 00:32:58

And the last penalty lessons, the trials as well, in order to make you long for paradise. Because sometimes when things are easy and rosy, we feel complacent. We tend to enjoy ourselves that life is going well for me. I'm getting very good. You know, very good wages, I'm in a very good financial situation of financial state. I'm happy everything is is just as I want it to be. If you fall into this, you'll stop you'll stop yearning for paradise. And you will this is where the downhill starts in your life. So Alice penalty lessons, the trial your way. So reminds you, I heard that person

00:32:59--> 00:33:04

mentioning a story happening to him, he was driving on the highway. And it was wintertime.

00:33:05--> 00:33:36

So the heater was on in the car. And he decided he wanted to get some fresh air. So he opened the window a little bit just slightly. And there was a piece of paper, dirty piece of paper. And he said at that time I felt I felt so proud about myself, I thought I was doing well even in letters of the dean. And I thought I was the most righteous person on earth. So I opened and I thought I lost. I had the he said I had the impression that Allah should bring on my way, what is good because I'm fulfilling my duties to a loss.

00:33:37--> 00:33:43

So he just he opened the window, and a piece of dirty piece of paper slammed on his forehead.

00:33:46--> 00:33:48

He closed the window and it caused him to think

00:33:50--> 00:34:39

it was the you know, there was a stain coming out of that. It smelled really bad. wasn't always nice for me caused him to remark to me to really realize what he was in. He realized that this is not the life I should be aspiring is the hereafter unless he said Allah has sent that to me to wake me up. So this life is built on hardship. Allah, Allah says, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah insha, Allah, Allah in South Africa, but we have created man, to toil to, to go through hardship to work hard in this life. That's the reality of this life. So don't expect it. Don't expect it to be easy for you. And in marketing. They have this rule they say, the level of satisfaction of the customers have is the

00:34:39--> 00:34:58

difference between expectations and the service that they get. So the wider the gap is, the less the satisfaction is understood, this works perfectly. When we expect this world to be good for us. We expect this life to be rosy and wonderful.

00:34:59--> 00:35:00

We have high IQ

00:35:00--> 00:35:12

potations about it. But in reality, it's not. It's not designed to be like that is designed to guide you to Allah. It's designed to be a means for you to attain paradise, this is reality of this life.

00:35:14--> 00:35:37

So the reality of this life will be less than your expectations. So you will never reach happiness, you will never reach satisfaction. But if you maintain the reality of this life, that it's a time for trial, it's a test for you, it's a short period of time to prepare you to make it to paradise, it's a means it's full of opportunities for you to make it to paradise. This is the reality of this life, as well. It's called states Missouri, it will not be a pileup set said

00:35:39--> 00:36:18

it is the fertile soil. So you can you can grow plants in it to achieve paradise. That's the reality of this life. So if you maintain its reality, the level of your expectations will be exactly the reality of this life. So you will be in control of this life. There are so many wisdoms that we can share. The Quran is full with that, with that the life of the professor is full with that. So let's try to ponder in it and benefit on it in sha Allah. I ask Allah subhanaw taala to bring honor and dignity to this ummah and to open our minds and our hearts to live by the Quran and the sooner and to maintain the right belief about Allah subhana wa tada throughout the trials that we go through.

00:36:19--> 00:36:24

Aloha my mo Caliban Rubik a bit coliban, Allah denecke, Allah Islam Allah muslimeen Allah.

00:36:26--> 00:36:30

God Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.

00:36:31--> 00:36:48

Allah marched us up here hello Paul adequado Luffy Allah Subhana Allah because he is a phone wa salam O Allah masurian what hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen I just remind you before we pray, that inshallah the brothers in the masjid melora reward them, and you can see my shoulder the great work they're doing.

00:36:49--> 00:37:03

There, they will be fundraising shala for the masjid. So be generous with that. And don't forget, this will definitely help us grow as well. I like calls it Tez kiya, it purifies our heart and it purifies our amount and Sharla May Allah reward you for that.