Comfort in Times of Crisis #16
Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2020
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Ponder & Reflect
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah, Allah, he was happy he remain. My brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us of a powerful supplication that was made by the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and his companions during a time. That was really, really difficult. That time was when they were told that the enemy had prepared an army and they were on their way to attack the Muslims. So with that concern and the difficult situation, they made a supplication that extinguished all their fears and worry. And Allah subhanho wa Taala sent help and assistance such that they were
victorious over the enemy. It is a similar supplication to that of the Prophet Abraham Ibrahim alayhis, salaam May peace be on him, when he was cast into the fire by his own father and family members and the community, just because he called people towards Allah, he became an enemy. So he said a few words and with those words, Allah subhanho wa Taala caused a miracle to happen. The Miracle was that the fire was no longer hot, it became cold and this is mentioned in the Quran. But in Surah, Allah imraan verse number 170, Allah speaks of these powerful words that actually converted a difficult situation into comfort and ease. So these words are like Allah says in the
Quran, has gone a long way I need men lucky, Allah is sufficient for us. And he is the best disposal of our affairs. So basically, they handed their affairs to Allah, with their helplessness they kept saying, husband, Allah, Who when a man Joaquin, Allah is sufficient for us, there is nothing that we have control of, but rather it is Allah who has control of it and gives us to a certain extent. So this was verse number 173, of surah. Allah Eman, Allah makes mention of it. I've only spoken of that supplication, because in any situation, my brothers and sisters, remember, Allah is sufficient for us, and He is the best Disposer of our affairs. He knows best, what will help us and how we will
achieve the comfort in our times of crisis. And this is why Allah says, actually, when you lay your trust in Allah correctly, you begin to understand the plot of the devil. The Devil's plot is to make you worry about things that you're not supposed to be worried about. You worry about the future, you worry about things you worry about whether or not something is going to happen 10 years from now, Subhana Allah, that is shavon playing with those who are his allies, Subhana Allah. So Allah says in verse number 179,
in fact, 175 of surah Allah Imran Allah makes mention of this plan and plot of Shaban and Allah subhanho wa Taala says quite clearly, in Amazon ecommerce shining upon you hungry for only
many, indeed those type of thoughts and that type of worry, and that type of negativity, that is shaytan who creates fear in those who are his allies. So Allah says, Don't fear shavonne don't fear the devils worries that he creates within your system, but rather fear Allah be conscious of Allah develop a relationship with Allah and inshallah, if you are true believers that will bring about a sense of comfort in contou, meaning if you are really believers in Allah, lay your trust in Allah, say husband, Allah who will determine Joaquin, Allah is sufficient for us. That is a fact. Allah subhanho wa Taala is indeed sufficient for us. So my brothers and sisters, I pray that we can use
this application. In order for us to achieve comfort, a condition of it is you must be a believer, you must have the conviction, you must realize and understand the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they will be worries they will be concerns they will be things that happen in our lives, but it will never go beyond a certain point because we
We will be very, very comforted to know that Allah is in control and what ever he does is the best for us. May Allah make it easy for every one of us in any form of crisis. And at any time when we are in difficulty, I mean, so Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us some of the crises that we will face and he then again repeats to us verse number 186, of surah, Allah imraan what exactly he wants us to do to achieve goodness. So he says, that rubella one fee
for sin comb like he told us in the past, you will definitely be tested with your wealth, the fluctuations a day you have a day you don't a day you make a profit a day you make a loss. And Allah says and we're unfussy come in yourselves, whether it's your health or the lives of those around you, unless we're going to test you.
It is very difficult for children to witness their parents who have brought them up, especially in middle age, if the parent were to pass away. It's very difficult for children to witness that to see it. They would need a lot of help. They would need counseling, perhaps they would need to build their faith and conviction in Allah. They would need to understand the plan of Allah subhanho wa Taala of sending us onto the earth and Subhana Allah, may Allah make it easy for everyone. So Allah says we will test you we will test all of you. When Allah says something else that he didn't say before this. Well as my own Amina levina Oh to Nikita Bamiyan, cabela como Amina la Vina Shaku
Kathy, you will hear a lot of abusive words, harmful words, words that are very low in their meaning, you know, cheap words that will be used against you by people of other faiths. So whether it is, you know, all of the disbelievers the categories that are mentioned by Allah subhanho wa Taala, some of the people of the book and some of the machinery Keane Who are those who associate partners with a law in a nutshell, those who follow other religions, those who don't follow your faith, you will hear a lot of bad words from them. So hon Allah, this is Allah telling this to us when he revealed the Quran to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that you know what, you are going
to hear some really nasty things about Islam, about the Muslims, you will hear some really, really bad words leveled against you, by those who don't follow your faith, those who don't agree with your faith. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us these things. So the things he mentions here,
the tests that you will face, within your wealth and yourselves, the lives and your health, as well as the bad words that you will have to hear. How should I react to it? Should I get angry and uptight? And should I, you know, create a disaster out of something that is not as big sometimes, should I make a bigger problem of the problem that is existing in front of me? What should I do when I hear all these words I need to know. So Allah tells you, well, that's a crisis. If you want comfort during that crisis, where
does that come in? Come in as mil omoove. as amazing as it may sound, and as simple as it is, Allah says, If you bear patience and develop taqwa, it's the best thing that you could do. So what's the best thing you could do? Allah says bear patience. They say bad words. We know they're saying bad words. Many people have said bad words about Islam and later regretted it to the degree that they've come to Islam as a result of their ignorance. And then they started learning about Islam. And then they came to Islam Subhana Allah, so Allah knows in his divine plan, what exactly he wants. But when they say these bad words don't react in a way that vindicates them don't react in a way that proves
them correct when they say Muslims are hooligans if you start screaming and yelling, you've just proven what they have said. So Allah says, Don't do that. What you should do bear patience, become be relaxed and you know what, you must develop a good relationship with Allah, develop taqwa, be conscious of Allah during those times become a better person. So I'm going to do two things. When I hear people say bad things about me or about Islam, and I hear really nasty abusive words, slander, whatever else it may be, I am going to be very patient number one. Number two is I'm going to improve myself further to become a better person with my relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And in that way, it will definitely help me and Allah says, part of the stuck work is to constantly think about what Allah has created, how big Allah is, how the Creator is supreme. He is the deity he is the one and only
That's why in verse number 190 191 of surah, Allah Emraan Allah tells us in a few qualities some one of the one of the love in Laila, one hyena it only.
Indeed, in the creation of the skies and the earth and the rotation of the night and the day, there are Signs for those with sound intellect, those who ponder those who remember a lot and they ponder over the creation of Allah while they're standing or sitting or on their sides. They ponder, they ponder over the greatness of Allah. So if you were to ponder over who you are, where you came from, where you are right now, where you're going Subhanallah and the creation of Allah, how beautiful it is, how huge the creation of Allah is, it will really, really help you overcome a lot of difficulty. So, the point here is to remember Allah upon all conditions when you're standing, when you're
sitting when you're lying down. When you're working. No matter what you're doing. Keep your tongue moist in the remembrance of Allah. Khanna Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Maya Kuru La Jolla Yani the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to remember Allah, during all his times, all the time, he would remember a lot no matter what he was doing. So remember Allah and see how you're confident, it's amazing. We are going through challenging times, and we will still go through many different types of challenges. If one is resolved, another one will come Allah says, that's the whole reason why we created you challenge after challenge. When a person goes to school, they expect
exam after exam. And you know what if they did not have examinations, there would be something wrong with that school. So Allah says at the end, like you're going to graduate, you're going to graduate on the Day of Judgment Day based on how well you did with the exams we gave you in your life and the tests and the challenges. And this is why Allah says, those who disbelieve when we've given them, it doesn't mean that we're happy with them. Don't let that annoy you and don't let that deceive you. They have provisioned for a short time you need to please Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala be pleased with every one of us. Aku Kohli hada was Allah who was Allah wa Baraka ala nabina. Muhammad
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