Comfort in Times of Crisis #19

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Your Enemies

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la hermanos saw OBD in a salam o Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was happy he a Jemaine, my brothers and sisters, yes, we do have enemies, we may know some of them. And perhaps we don't know some of them. But the biggest enemy is the devil shavon. He makes us think at times beyond the level that we're supposed to be thinking upon. And we start doubting people, he creates fear in our hearts. He creates fear of that which we don't even know. He makes us doubt good people sometimes, and we begin to think that perhaps they are our enemies, yet, they're good people. And sometimes he makes us draw

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closer to the real enemies, so that we become those who have lost either in our relationship with Allah or in any other way. So this is shavonne He is the biggest enemy. But besides shaytan, we do have people perhaps who don't like us, people who want to see our downfall for some reason or another. If we were to think too much about this, we might end up in a situation that's not so good. It may create a crisis within our minds in our lives, and we will start worrying, we will start looking at everyone with the eye of skepticism. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in Surah, Nisa

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that he knows better than you who your enemies are Subhana Allah. If you look at verse number 45 of Surah Nisa, look at the comfort that Allah is giving us by telling us we know you have enemies, but we know your enemies. Really better than you do we know who is your enemy. How many of us have actually accused the innocent of being an enemy, how many of us have befriended an enemy. So we are sometimes confused, because we judge people may Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us, may he empower us to be able to distinguish correctly using the correct criteria. And that would be to involve a law in all of this, to pray to Allah for protection, for indeed he is the Protector. If you develop

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a correct relationship with Allah, He gives you the ability to distinguish, you have a feeling within you. And that feeling would be guided by Allah in such a way that perhaps say if you're doubting someone, you don't have to create enmity with them, but you're just a little bit more careful, it will not cost you anything to be a bit more careful with particular people, time may tell if they were genuine or not. And you may be able to draw closer to them at some point. But sometimes with us, we drop our guard and we befriend those who are dangerous for our development for our well being, be it from a material perspective or from a religious spiritual perspective. So

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verse number 45, Allah says, We're long who are the income worker, we learn he when he young.

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He knows when you're, Indeed Allah knows better who your enemies are Subhana Allah, so leave it to Allah. Don't Don't overburden yourself with the stress. Don't over stress about these things. Because that will create a huge crisis. You want comfort, leave it to Allah, Allah knows better than you who your enemies are, wow. Subhan Allah when I sit and think of these words, I actually am so confident because immediately after that, Allah says, Allah is sufficient for you as a protector. Allah is definitely sufficient for you as a protector, which means Allah will protect you all you have to do develop your relationship with Allah, leave the rest in his hands, they won't be able to

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harm you. People fear they worry, they're scared, so hon Allah scared of watts. Don't be scared. Do you have a good relationship with Allah? Yes. Well, then forget about it, he will protect you. He will definitely be there for you. And this is why Allah says worker fabula Hina Sera, and Allah is sufficient as a helper for you. Even if Allah allows someone to hurt you to a certain degree in a certain way. Allah knows in the bigger picture. Somehow it would it will prove to have been better for you. How I don't know Allah.

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knows, but I lay my trust in Allah. How many of us have seen the positives 10 years later out of a negative that we were stressing about 10 years back. So this is something that we have to understand. Allah's plan is unique. It's amazing. Remember, if you were to repeat this verse, while Allahu Allah will be at the ECAM, Waka fabula, he will he yamaka fabula Hina Sierra, with conviction in your heart that Allah knows best who your enemies are, he is sufficient as a protector, he is sufficient as a helper, and you have conviction in that regard. No one can harm you, no one will be able to hurt you. Allah will protect you, and Allah will help you, my brothers and sisters, what

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great comfort there is. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about these enemies sometimes. And sometimes we become enemies of others, we harm others. So as much as we want to be protected from harm, we need to protect others from our harm. That's a very, very balanced statement. If you're a true believer, it's not all about yourself. It's about us. I don't want to be harmed. So I definitely will not harm. And I'm going to go a step further and help those who I think may be harmed by others. I'll try to protect others as well so that Allah will protect me. So Allah speaks about a certain quality, that's very dangerous, and we need to protect ourselves from it. And we

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need to talk about it and we need to be protected from it as well. What is this quality? In verse number? 54 of Surah Nisa, Allah speaks about jealousy, and what it does. Don't allow yourself to be jealous of others. thank Allah for bestowing upon others his favor. The most you could do is to ask a lot to give you a similar favor, but never ask Allah to extinguish a favor. He's given someone else just because you want it. That's not fair. That will bring about a crisis that you wouldn't have imagined. Subhana Allah so Allah is telling you, don't be jealous of others. And the way he's worded it he says, I'm yoshua Doonan, sila

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Humala, whom he probably forgot

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about him Al Kitab al hikmah.

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Halima? Are they jealous of what Allah has bestowed some from his virtue? Subhana Allah, are they jealous of what Allah has bestowed others from his virtue? Allah says, You know what, we have bestowed the family of Ibrahim with revelation with wisdom, and we have given them a lot in terms of material wealth to Subhanallah we've given them kingdom. So Allah made them rulers, Allah made them prophets, Allah gave them so much so Han Allah Allah, Allah says, Don't be jealous of that. Never. Don't be jealous when Allah has given someone else wealth, when Allah has given someone else good health, good looks, a lovely family, when Allah has given someone else power or authority when Allah

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has given someone else piety don't ever be jealous. Do you know why?

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Who gave them? Allah gave them by you being jealous you automatically become become unhappy with what Allah has chosen for someone. So you're unhappy with Allah, that's what it is. And if you're unhappy with Allah, you have plunged yourself into the biggest possible crisis. This is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says to us through the lips of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a hadith he says to us, in al hacer de kulula Hassan at Kamata. Kuru now will help him jealousy will eat away your good deeds, even if you have good deeds, in the same way that the fire eats away the dry log Subhana Allah you know how, if they were dry logs Subhana Allah the fire would consume the logs with

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a cracker, gone, you had logs but they're gone. Allah says your good deeds are like dry logs and jealousy is like fire. And that fire will consume the dry logs with a cracker and it will go so don't be jealous because in that case, you have destroyed your relationship with Allah by being jealous of what Allah has given someone else. Remember, always Allah is the giver. Allah gave. Why be generous? Why question Allah giving? Allah says I will give those whom you love and you don't love, I might give your enemies as well. It's possible. Didn't we hear verses in the previous episodes where Allah says, I will give the disbelievers as well so what it's up to me Subhana Allah,

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Allah says I'll give them for a short period of time. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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That's up to me. Don't question me what I do, I know what I'm doing. If you want, ask for yourself, but don't tell me what to do and what not to do about others, I will do what I want to. That's Allah. So if you understand who is Allah and the relationship with Allah, you will definitely be able to achieve a lot of comfort. Even if you have less than everyone around you. You may be even happier than everyone else. Work hard towards achieving what you want. Try. Call out to Allah, say to Allah, Oh Allah, you've blessed this person with so much grant and more, give them Baraka and bless me too, in a similar way, that if you want to mention another person, but you don't even need

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to mention another person, when you're talking to Allah, just say, Oh Allah, Grant me and develop a good relationship with Allah. If it is good for you, Allah will give it to you. If it's not good for you, no matter how much you've asked Allah, if he loves you, he still will not give it to you out of love. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. The last thing I want to mention in this episode is Allah telling us in these verses, verse number 58, of surah, Nisa that we need to fulfill the trust and deliver it in the way that we have taken it upon ourselves. So, if you are judging between people in a matter be just no matter who it is, and Allah says, in a la jolla model, come to

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Abdul amenity Allah, Allah, Allah is instructing you to return the trust to those whom it belongs to. Someone has entrusted you with something, be honest, return it to whom it belongs to, no matter what it is. Allah says in that way you will achieve comfort. Then Allah says, What either hakam done by in an SI como Villa, when you are judging between people in their matters, then be just Subhana Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us Justice, and may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who can stand firm upon justice no matter who it is, for indeed it is when we stand for justice, that we will achieve the pleasure of Allah and the comfort that we're searching for. a kulu

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Kohli hava sallallahu wasallam wa Baraka Allah Nabina Muhammad

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