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we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, may Allah bless every single one of them and bless us all. I mean, we commence with the shutdown for the sister was passed away in our community in the early hours of this morning May Allah grant agenda. May Allah forgive her sons and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all agenda as well. And may He make us also from amongst those who have an easy death by his will and at the same time, a death when he is pleased with us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant all the more homey and those who have passed on, gentlemen, May He grant in Paradise, may You
forgive them, may he have mercy on them. My mothers and sisters before I go into the verses of this morning,
I wish to make mention of something that is reality. The sooner that we realize that we are going to return to Allah our maker, the quicker we will be able to develop a link with him a stronger link.
Or should I say the sooner we realize that we have no hope but in the mercy of Allah because we are going to return to Him.
The stronger our relation becomes with Him. May Allah Subhana
mortadella strengthen this relation. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us. You know, when people think of death, sometimes they think well, I don't know what's going to come thereafter. A believe it doesn't say that a believer says,
I have firm conviction belief that I will be the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala He has a plan and the place and his mercy will encompass myself as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala really have mercy on us. The verses that I've just read before you this morning, Allah subhanho wa Taala starts off or should I say the verses that we have read, have started at a point where Allah is making mention of Musa alayhis salam, the Prophet Moses May peace be upon him. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and we had already given Moses the Scripture, masala is Allah May peace be upon him?
But it came under disagreement.
So Allah says, and we had already given Moses the Scripture, but it came under disagreement. they disagreed regarding the Scripture, the people were not all united regarding the scripture that we sent to the Prophet Moses May peace be upon him to leave a fee. It was disagreed upon in the sense that obviously those who were believers, they accepted it, but they were people who rejected it. They were known as the disbelievers. They were the ones whom Allah had given respect. And Allah had given them a fair period of time to turn when they did not turn then He punished them in a way that he decided and chose, May Allah not punish us, and may He have mercy on us. May we not be from
amongst those who dispute regarding the verses of the paralon May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla grant us acceptance and May He grant us ease and at the same time, May He grant us from those who learn a lesson from what happened in the past. So Allah subhana wa Jalla says, and if
and if not for a word or a decree from us. If it was not for a decree that preceded from your Lord, it would have been concluded between them, and indeed they are concerning it meaning concerning the boron in disquieting doubts. Now, this is referring to the people of Quraysh and the kuffaar, who have disputed regarding the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
had it not been for a decree that Allah subhanho wa Taala had already decreed.
It would have already been decided, meaning we would have destroyed them a long time ago, we would have done whatever we wanted to them, but we've given them a chance, a time. And for this reason you find kuffaar, who are on earth do not always taste difficulty while they are alive here on Earth. Because Allah gives them a chance he gives them time. And he gives them respect. Sometimes he gives them goodness, for whatever good they may have done, but because they don't have belief, they lose out on the hereafter according to what we've been taught. So Allah subhana wa Jalla says quite clearly, that we had already predefined when they were going to be destroyed or what was going to
happen to them and what would happen to them thereafter in the year after, and therefore we left it and we we did not punish them or we did not change that decree. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us learn a lesson. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says here that
had it not been for them. It would have already been decided the matter between you and then it would have been over. But Allah subhana wa Jalla wanted you to get up to convey the message to struggle to strive. And Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted you to understand his plan and so on. This is Allah subhanho wa Taala. So he says
they are in doubt regarding the Quran, who are who is in doubt, the disbelievers the disbelievers. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and this is why Allah says the Quran there is no doubt in it. If you take a look at the opening verses of Surah Surah. Allah says that he Kalki tavolara. In Buffy who didn't believe in this book, there is no doubts in it. There is guidance for those who have piety those who are conscious of Allah. So if a person does not have piety does not have Taqwa, they do not achieve anything and this is why it is said that with whatever intention you read the Koran you will be granted an increase in that particular intention of yours. So if you read in order to
earn a reward, you are granted a multiplied reward. If you read it in order to be granted an understanding you will be granted. A multiplied understanding a good understanding
Depending on the effort that you've made and the acceptance from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But if you've read it in order to find the problem and difficulty and perhaps issues in it, you will be increased in that you will come out with greater doubts, and perhaps you will come out with that which has plunged you into deeper disarray. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. And this is why Allah says, Whoever does righteousness, this is the next verse Minami lasallian, whoever does good deeds.
It is for his own soul. Whoever does good deeds, it is for his own soul, and whoever does evil does so against his own soul. And your Lord is not ever unjust to his service, meaning he is never unjust to his service. Now, I want to pause there for a moment, you know, seeing that we've just had a death in society and many people have actually died on late May Allah subhanho wa Taala. grant them gentlemen.
If you take a careful look at the norm in society, a person dies.
And then we start saying, Okay, let's start doing good deeds on their behalf. So we want to build a Masjid. We want to drill boreholes, we want to do this, we want to do that, fair enough. We need to understand whilst we are alive Did you ever know it is far more powerful to do the deed yourself. When you are given the strength, the power and the ability? Don't wait to die, and let others do it on your behalf? I'm not speaking of it being right or wrong. No, I'm just speaking of an encouragement to myself and yourselves who are alive still to say do it while you're alive. You know, spread the good. Do whatever you'd like, perhaps drill the balls. Now plant trees that would
perhaps grow fruit and people would benefit from it. Or maybe if you want to contribute towards building a Masjid or something, a school or whatever else it is, start doing it now contribute towards it now whilst you're alive. So that will definitely be multiplied because it's a deed done by yourself. Look at the verse Allah says, Whoever does a good deed, it is for his own soul. And whoever does evil does it against it, meaning against his own soul, and your Lord is never unjust to his service. So the best deed is the deed we do ourselves. And this is why even if we've committed sin, and it's against ourselves, the best way of wiping it out is through Toba. ask Allah
forgiveness and allies ever forgiving, Most Merciful. When we say ever forgiving, did you know that there is nothing?
Nothing that Allah will not forgive?
If you ask for forgiveness, so if you ask for forgiveness, there is nothing that Allah will not forgive not even Sheikh. If you have committed Sheikh in the past, you've done whatever in the past and there comes a date whilst you're still breathing. When you say Oh Allah, I regret I repent, I admit my fault. I'm not going to do it again, wiped out, totally gone. Absolutely. Islam is based on the mercy of Allah. Because Allah starts off by saying In the name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful
the beneficence, the Merciful, that's alone, most forgiving, Most Merciful, or for
him, what type of qualities these are. So never lose hope, no matter what has happened in the past. Allah subhanho wa Taala has made it quite clear to say that if you're alive, and you're still breathing, and you repent, from what ever it was, we will forgive you. The only thing is if you die in the condition of not having repented, and you have still committed sin. Then Allah says, Now those who have committed schilke are in danger. And those who have committed any other sin, I will look into it and see if I want to forgive them, and I may forgive them, I may. So if a person has died say suddenly and they did not repent from the sins they committed. Allah subhanho wa Taala
protect us from such a death. So that is when the warning of a lot comes in. And why we say that this is the warning of Allah for those who who have died already because we are alive but we don't know when we're going to die. So it's up to us to ensure that we utilize the fact that we are breathing to seek forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah forgive us may have mercy on us, we are weak, we are insane, insane human beings, humankind week. You know the the environment affects us, people affect us. Shaytan comes to Harris us and trouble us. But the truth is, like I started at the beginning by saying the sooner we know that we are returning to Allah the maker, the
quicker or the stronger the relationship becomes between us and Allah subhanho wa Taala. So think about it. You know, and I think about it every single day, sometimes a few times in the day, that if I were to return to Allah
Right now, what would be my condition? Where would I go? You know, I would be perhaps perhaps Allah knows best, but laying in shrouded in the coffin, and people will be looking at me and saying, Oh, this guy was alive Just now the other day he was talking now he's gone. Well guess what? You can help yourself right here right now. But on that day, one wonders what exactly are
we taking place? Like I said, we believe firmly that we are in the mercy of Allah. But we would like to hope that that mercy would result in us and in general, I mean, we make dua in that regard. So my mothers and sisters it's a powerful reminder to say turn to Allah. You know, I we were reading verses yesterday, of the Quran where Allah Allahu Allah says, very who will hieratic dunya woman higher to do near la Mata. Some people have become so happy with this worldly life that they've forgotten that the worldly life is nothing compared to what's in waiting in the hereafter. It's nothing. It's just a pastime, Allah has placed it here only for us to make use of whilst we are in
the examination room. It's like taking a lunch box and going into the exam room. And whilst you're writing, you're allowed to eat. If you lose track of the fact that you are in an exam room, and you're busy, you're busy eating your lunch and you're looking at everyone else's lunch thinking how can I get that into my belly? Then you lose out? And this is what's happening in the world. We have our lunch once we are alive, we work for it and Mashallah we do but we look at other people's lunches. So Panama CDs, look at that, that's something else, that's something else. It's fine. Mashallah, Al Hamdulillah. Perhaps if Allah has given you a blessed you, through halaal means to
afford that by all means. In fact, someone was correcting my pronunciation and telling me it's not Mercedes, it's Mercedes, Allahu Akbar. Well, then he talks because save is from speaking, you know? May Allah subhanahu wa Allah help us? mothers and sisters, it's something to think about. We are just in an exam room and what we have is our lunch, we're going to leave the lunch box and everything gone. Completely. Have you ever thought of it that way? It's amazing. It's true. And if we get so engrossed in the type of lunch box we have in exactly what type of jam is in the sandwich, then what happens?
We lose track of the examination come up with zero What happened? I smeared all my butter onto the paper, because it was all over my hands. And I there was no water to clean to wash. So on. Obviously, I'm just giving an example. But my mothers and sisters, that is what happens to us in this world, we lose track very quickly. So this is why Allah says those disbelievers very horrible hayati dunya, they have become so happy, it's enough for them to have lived a beautiful life in this world. That's okay. They think that that's it, it's over. And now we've led such a nice life. And we've succeeded when we die, people will remember us of for having earned so much for having had so
much in terms of qualification. And having been taught people who had authority on Earth, not realizing that no matter what they remembered you for the truth is what you earned for the Hereafter is what would be helping you the same time that they will be talking about you because you're now gone.
So the world can think I was a top shot. But the truth is, if I didn't prepare for where I would be at that particular time, I've lost. And this is why Allah says, woman hired to do me a field of erotic in lamotta. The comparison of this world to that of the next is just nothing. It's just a small provision. It's absolutely new to be honest with you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us understand the powerful message. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
verse number 46, whoever does righteousness, whoever does good deeds for themselves, may Allah make it easy for us to do good deeds and whoever does bad deeds, it's against them. They must not blame anyone else. It's themselves and this is why when people call you towards evil, think about it.
Before you do it, think about it.
It is your brain, your mind your capacity, your capability, ask Allah help, because He will guide you through those faculties that he's blessed you with, to understand that it is wrong, I should not be doing this. And then he will grant you the ability to turn to the right path. This is why we say Oh Allah guide me to the state park so many times a day in a surah mustard name, Guide us to the straight path, the path of those whom you have favored. Allah favor us as well. I mean,
so Allah says, to Him alone is attributed knowledge of the hour. La Yura Moosa, someone asks, When is the knowledge of the hour look at what Allah says, to Him alone is attributed knowledge of the hour. So Allah is the Knower of the unseen, the only supreme Knower of the unseen. He may
have given some of the messengers some knowledge of the unseen, but he is the owner of the knowledge of the unseen Supreme. When it comes to the hour, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was asked in the hadith of gibreel alayhi salaatu wa Salaam when is the hour? And he gave the powerful famous answer must Oulu unhappy Allah minister in
the person who is being asked about it has no more knowledge regarding it than the one who is asking, which means Allah knows, we don't know. Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us, the hour normally usually refers to two things. The first is piano the end of time.
And the second is our own little piano, the day we die minmatar come at piano to whoever passes away, their tiama has already come. Which means your time has come it's over. The game is over. Like we say you're now out of the exam room, too late the papers are collected, you cannot change your answers. Make it easy for us and Allah says
and fruits emerge not from their coverings, nor does a female conceive or give birth except with his knowledge. This is the knowledge of Allah He knows everything.
Fruits do not emerge from the covering. Nor does a female conceive or give birth except with his knowledge.
And the day he will call to them. Where are my partners, they will say we announced to you that there is no longer amongst us. Any witness to that. Okay, this speaking about Sheikh Sheikh meaning, Allah is going to ask Where are my partners? You used to worship deities besides me? Where are they? I want to see them. We are the and this has appeared in so many places in the Koran confirming this question that Allah is going to be asking those who worship sticks and stones and those who worship saints and prophets and animals and everything else. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the protection from Sheikh so Allah will ask them, we are these people whom you used to worship besides
me, we are my partners. So those who are good from amongst those who are worshipped like people worship Jesus May peace be upon him, Jesus May peace be upon him will distance himself from anything of this sort, he will say I never ever told people to worship me. But I told them to worship the one who made me and who made them, and that was you Oh Allah.
But as for the evil ones who are being worshipped, they will join those who worship them.
We speak here of the Pharaoh, for example, he used to say I am God worship me. I don't know of any deity besides myself. Imagine the arrogance. And he knew that he used to use the loo.
And he called himself deity. I'm the god imagine the god sitting with diarrhea stop.
May Allah protect us? Foolish to me foolish, but that was the pharaoh more foolish than him with those who worshiped him and said yes, yes, you are the God are all to be learned. You know, the other day I was reading some some article of a person who gathered women who were sick and ill, and he told them to drink the water that had been used to wash his feet, and they were all drinking it and they felt better. So
they felt better. They were being asked, so how do you feel? Oh, my gosh, I feel so good. I think I'm sure what happened. The feet of this person were being washed in water. That that is what we say. When shaytan overtakes people. This is what happens. Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So they worship the pharaoh as a god besides Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We are my partners, let's see them. And they will say on that day, we announced to you Oh Allah that there is no longer amongst us any witness to that. Now we are admitting guilt, and we are admitting that no one is a partner to you. But like we said moments ago, you're out of the exam room, too late to know
the correct answer. We all did it when we had these major exams. And you know, you come out and you discuss with someone What did you say? You know that question, how was it and someone says then you say oh, no, man, you know, I think I made a mistake here too late, too late. You should have discussed it before you went in.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
and lost from them will be those they were invoking before. And they will be certain that they have no place of escape. they now know we cannot run away.
Like I said moments ago, we have no option but to hope in the mercy of Allah. Allah have mercy on us.
Have mercy on us. Well, I promise you, my mothers and sisters, when you understand the meaning of that statement, it will make you cry.
Make I have mercy on me. I came into existence and guess what?
I'm going to leave this world
and only you are the one
who's able to have mercy on me. So have mercy on me Allah.
Allah have mercy on us. So Allah says yes. And last from them will be those they were invoking before God, they won't even be able to find them. Where are they gone? disappeared? distance themselves. Like Allah says, If dabbawala larina to be Amina Lavina.
Those who were
being followed will distance themselves from those who were following them when they see the punishment. No, no, we don't even know who these people are. We did not tell them to do this.
And I told you they fall into several categories. Those who were being worshipped. Some of them were innocent. I mean, if someone dies, she's Abdulkadir Gilani augmenter, la la, St. great saints. But did he tell anyone worship Me besides a call out to me besides Allah, never, never recorded. So if someone worships a person, without them, having instructed them to worship him or her, obviously they are free from that. Allah subhanaw taala Have mercy on us.
So Allah says, men is not wary of supplication for good things. But if evil touches him, he becomes hopeless and despairing. Now, this is speaking of the different types of reactions that come from mankind.
Listen to this.
Man is not wary of supplication for good things, when we want good things we call out to Allah.
And you he doesn't become tired of that Overlord, Grant me this, Grant me that, and you just want good things. But when evil touches him, then he does lose hope sometimes.
Or Allah says he's hopeless and despairing, becomes a person who's lost hope.
Sometimes we don't realize that life is all about tests. If you don't understand that, you will never ever enjoy your life. You have to be tested. That's why you were brought on Earth. Because Allah said, I will test you every year, every month, perhaps every day, in your health in your wealth. If you read the Quran in surah baqarah, he tells you exactly which things he's going to test you in. And believe me, all the problems we ever have are connected to those things. He says it your wealth, your health, your food lives around you so on produce business and whatever else. And that's it. What else do you have a test regarding?
The degree of Allah Allah says a man you believe you believe that Allah is the owner, okay? We won't give you children now what you're going to do a lot about the minute you surrender, you go to gentlemen,
that you don't you end up doing wrong things. We end up with these guys and those guys and this young girls and whatever else, you know, the the What do they call them, sangomas and witch doctors, and so on making things worse, but you still don't get the solution. And even if you do, what you did was wrong. It's like pinching, stealing, you can become rich overnight, but believe me, you don't enjoy that wealth. Not at all. So you have a choice, do it the right way or the wrong way. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for every one of us. We all have different tests. And I want to tell you something powerful. My mothers and sisters, Allah chooses your tests. And if you don't want
that test, perhaps he would have given you a bigger test. That would have been very, very difficult for you. So thank him for the test. He's given you that how you have found, okay, you know, to go through a lot of work, I know it's difficult. Everyone goes through hardship upon hardship. But that's life. That is what life is all about. Going through hardship and difficulties. So if Allah has tested you with something that you feel is so huge, thank you to say, Oh Allah, you chose this test for me, helped me through it. And I thank you that it could have been much worse, but you chose the lighter one for me, Allah Akbar, as big as it may be. It's lighter than what it could have been
always since we were kids. We've been taught this by our folks. And this is one thing that they taught us. That was absolutely correct. Whenever something happened, they said, Thank Allah, it could have been worse. And you know, at the time when we when perhaps we were weak, we said everything they saying it could have been worse could have been worse could have been worse could have been. Well, that's the truth because that's what life is all about. Now when we grow older, and we read the Koran and revel
And we understand we realize what law he that was effect.
So you have a test, I have a test, perhaps I have 20 tests. I may know some of your tests, I may not know some of them. And the same applies, you may know one or two of what the things I'm going through, but you may not know everything, and how do you know about my struggles? And how would I know about your struggle? It's Allah alone, who knows. So what you need to do is thank Allah and continue. That's what life is, if you think life is going to be a smooth road, and you're wrong, you know, the tar they putting on this main road just nearby. If you think it's going to last forever, you wrong, to me, it looked quite weak, to be honest with you
it's not going to be easy, you'll be tested. You have a pothole here, a pothole there, you dodge this one, you hit the other one, maybe. And while dodging the other one, you're not a dog. So it's one of those things. Allahu Akbar, you need to slow down, calm down. Don't be on the fast lane. When it comes to worldly items. Slow down, slow down, understand, pause for a moment to think of where you're going. Where are you heading? If you were to disappear today, or should I say to die today? Where would you go? What would happen to you? Have you got a few days that you can cling on to and say I did three things at least? Or is there nothing? That's the question. Because Allah is looking
for any excuse to give you gentlemen give him that excuse. any excuse? They say, yeah, light was so tough for me to dress appropriately. But here it is, I did it for you and just for you, the world told me whatever they needed to, or whatever they wanted to, but y'all know this is my one deep and God agenda for it. And Allah says, You have it. How would you like that? Yeah, I was into this heavy metal and into so much and whatever the day I heard it wrong. I cut it completely Allah for you and just for you. I replaced it with the or an Allah.
Allah says, okay, that's the one thing I've given you, gentlemen. I don't want to look at anything else. Let's go. How's that? How's that you die? And people say, ah, she was smiling. Did you see that? lava? lava. No one knows people think oh, you know, you were this you they don't know your struggle between you and Allah, you're moving at your own pace. Allah knows that and Allah can see but let's move. That's the thing. Don't just remain stagnant, don't just remain in one place without any movement whatsoever. Because that's dangerous. So this is the gift of Allah. So this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us about
the archaea. Where are you heading? Man is not wary of supplication for good things. But if evil touches him, he's hopeless and despairing, not realizing that these are the tests of Allah, they come in various forms, shapes and sizes. And Allah says, and if we let him taste Mercy from Us, after adversity, which has touched Him, He will surely say, this is due to me. This is because of me, my intellect, whatever I've done, because of my effort, my knowledge, my excellence. So if a person is in D problems, difficulty, and then they come out of that difficulty,
Allah subhanho wa Taala, saying here that you will find people saying that this is because of me, I made a plan. I did this, I did that. Allah says No way. It's us. We gave you the capacity to do what you did. So remember to refer it to us.
Even if you paid your way out.
I gave you the ability to do that other people don't have that. Love forgiveness. What are we living in times that are really tough, believe me.
Allah subhanho wa Taala help us. So Allah says, Don't be meaning. The message here is don't be from amongst those whom, after evil had befallen them, which means after hardship, when ease came, they said, Oh, this is me. It's got nothing to do with Allah. It's me. It was my power, my intellect. I was a sharp guy, I was witty, I was a shrewd businessperson, all this you relating it to yourself is this part of the test is to understand it's from Allah.
And Allah says, they continue because now they are they are tasting so much of goodness, after they were stuck in in hardship. Now that they are tasting so much of goodness, they even go to the extent of saying, I do not think the hour will occur, which means I don't think I'm going to die. And I don't think the hour is actually going to come. So they don't believe in the hereafter. And they deny the fact that they're going to return to Allah.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
the person continues to say, and even if I should be returned to my Lord, indeed for me, they will be with him the best.
Okay, that's hope, but if a person has not worked towards it, how can they keep on hoping, you know, someone sins every day? Allah forgive us really, really? May Allah forgive us. They have no intention of quitting. It doesn't even strike him. You see my mothers and sisters when a person is doing wrong every single day, but in their heart they
Know that we need to change this thing here. And they know and they trying and they're, you know, moving even if it's a millimeter day, but there is movement in their heart is becoming stronger and stronger, you're heading in the right direction. But if you're doing wrong and it's never crossed your mind that you need to turn and you need to change, you know it's wrong, and you still think, Look, I know it's wrong. But anyway,
if that's the attitude, then you are playing with Allah. That's what it is. So when you say, I know it's wrong, but Eliza for writing, I'm trying. The last part of that,
you know, statement is what is of essence,
and try trying and trying. That's what it is. And my brothers and sisters, when we say I am trying, we should try our best we should we shouldn't just give it you know, mediocre, try our best. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, the person Let's read the translation here, Allah says, and if we let him taste from us after an adversity, which has touched him,
mercy, so if we let him taste Mercy from Us after adversity, which has touched Him, He will surely say, this is due to me, my effort, my knowledge, my excellence, and I do not think the hour will occur. And even if I should be returned to my Lord, indeed, for me, they will be with him the best. So Allah says, but we will surely inform those who disbelieved about what they did. And we will surely make them taste a massive punishment. This is a warning from Allah subhanho wa Taala and obviously, this would be referring more to the disbelievers because a believer really doesn't
have that type of false hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala You know, every one of us we read our Salah, don't we, I hope we do. Allah strengthen us, Salah is one thing you cannot miss, you cannot miss. Come what may you don't miss your Salah la vaca. So that will fetch you, you must be there, you must be there. And I tell you what the rest of the world is there.
You know, I went to Nigeria.
And where I was staying, there was a machine, just nearby Salatin, the place there wasn't even any way to walk in. And it was through the time of man, it might not have been such a massive machine, but whatever it was, the place was full. And I'm busy thinking Wow, so Panama, you know, people say Nigeria, and look at this full full schedule. And I'm thinking to myself, you know, these are the people perhaps a lower content, gentlemen.
Because look at their dedication, the people are there wholesale, wholesale, meaning more than I've seen anywhere else.
And with a solid fetcher, you know, you'd be lucky to see just a few people where law strengthen us really make a lot of and together with that data and the application we need to make an effort. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
and when we bestow favor upon men, he turns away and distances himself. But when he even touches him, then he is full of extensive supplication.
Now, this is a verse that we can actually pause upon, and ponder over very deeply because a lot of us myself included need reminders.
when we've given you a favor, everything is going smooth, what happens you forget Allah
This is one of the types of people it happens to believe this as well sometimes where everything is running smooth, no problem with my children, no problem with my family, my health, my business Mashallah everything flowing I you know, I, whatever else, Allah has given me everything so as a result, we relaxed you know, we dress how we want, we do what we want, we, we go where we want, we listen to what we want, we, you know, everything is just okay. We can commit sin whenever we want. We don't even consider it sin because to us, Allah is not even upset with us. But we don't realize whether you've got or have not gone has nothing to do with Allah being pleased with you. Sometimes
Allah is most pleased with those he's given nothing to in this world. They lived under a tree really, and he's most pleased with them. So it's not a guarantee that Allah is happy with you, just because you have and this is something we need to get into our heads. And we need to believe in our hearts. So Allah says, everything smooth, they forgotten me. And the minute we inflict them with something or they make extensive drama, you know, drama, ie, when I when you hear the word really means wide, something that's wide, wide, extensive, broad two hour long. Now, you know, people raise their hands when they're making. So the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the term do i
i think of it
Who's raised his hands. And he's spaced them out so much because he's dry is massive and huge. When I was a kid, I used to think that the people who are raising their hands and they wide one is writing the east and the other is in the West have got massive problems, really.
And the other ones making a small two out of the hands, you know, kept very small near their faces, perhaps they've got minor issues. That's what we used to think. But obviously, it's got nothing to do with that we learn as we grow. And we learned as we grew, that it's got nothing to do with that. But it reminds me of the fact that people who make the turn, you know, they shaking their hands over law, give this gift that to me, and so on, but hang on five minutes ago, you were blessed with everything. And you didn't even know who Allah was. So perhaps this is your gift. If Allah wants you to remain in this beautiful condition of calling out to him and not missing a salah and turning
towards him and so on. He can keep you in this condition, it's a blessing for you. Because when you die, you will be the closest you ever were to your maker. But the minute he converts that back, and he accepts the dua, exactly as you want it and takes you out of your issue. Again, you will go back to where you were perhaps maybe.
So sometimes Allah keeps us in a problem for 20 years, until the point of death. He keeps us in the issue because we keep calling out to him, and he loves it. My worship and you've never called out to me, wow, look at how you calling out to me with total conviction. I love you in this condition that we keep you in this beautiful condition for 20 years.
Or so what is the solution of that, to get close to Allah during days of ease so that he will be close to you during days of difficulty that's in the hadith of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam.
But when a person has never ever caught on to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then Allah taps them with a little bit of difficulty to say, Come, come to the masjid or complete your Salah or can change your ways your bad ways and habits come improve yourself. So let's tap you with one thing, another thing, a third thing, a fourth thing and your life is transformed. You become religious Subhanallah You know, sometimes you find people going through difficulty and Mashallah it makes them very, very conscious of Allah, because they are in issues. Well, this is what the verse is talking about making
extensive dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Well, if Allah if this is what brought you close to Allah, and perhaps this is a gift of Allah for you, because nothing brought you close to Allah, when he threw everything in your direction, and he showered you with His blessings, nothing brought you to him. So now he said, let me take the blessings away, perhaps that will bring you to me. So he took it away one by one. Did it bring you closer to him? Yes, indeed. Well, then let him leave you in that condition because perhaps if he were to give it back to you, you were gone. I think you've understood exactly what I'm saying. May Allah Subhana Allah have mercy on us? May he not test us in
that way May we be from amongst those who turned to him before calamity strikes?
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, say
have you considered if the Quran is from Allah, and you just believed in it?
Who would be more astray than one who is in extreme dissension?
So they used to reject the Koran. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is asking Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to address them using a probability of possibility, just in order to put forward an argument to them, to make them think so it's not doubting at all but it's only to make them think ally Singh, have you considered that if the Quran is from Allah, they used to say it's not from Allah.
Okay, if you are saying it's not from Allah, what if it is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and you've just believed in it?
Who would be more Australian than the one who is in extreme dissension? So from this ally is asking them to ponder over the verses of the Quran because they did not want to ponder, everyone who did ponder over the verses of the Quran with the correct heart turned to Islam.
But those who looked at it, like I said, at the beginning, for the for the wrong reasons, they will increase in whatever they came for.
Allah says, We will show them our signs in the horizons and within themselves, until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth the Quran is the truth.
Or that Allah is the truth, or lies the truth, in the sense that they will be discoveries within yourselves in the horizons over time that will prove to you without any doubt that Allah is the truthful and the Quran is true, because the Quran has in it Secrets of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala
So many, we've spoken about this quite a few times, to say, so many discoveries that have been made, or exactly what the Quran has said 1400 years back, but only today they confirming it. And sometimes before they confirm something, they actually their their experiments, lead them to conclude some wrong conclusions, to come to the wrong conclusions. And so they experiment again after 100 years, after 50 years, and so on until they get to what the Quran said. And then they find that that's the final result. And this has been happening, and it continues to happen, and it will happen Subhan Allah, so Allah says, You know what we created the earth, and the heavens and whatever is between
them. And we know what we've done. So whatever we've told you is 100% accurate? No doubt.
But over time, you will be discovered that yes, what the Quran has said is right, completely correct. And this has turned to Islam, a lot of people, a lot of people who were researching and so on, they've turned to Islam because they've seen that this is absolute fact, nobody could have known this except the maker, the one who made
so Allah says, We challenge you.
He the signs that Allah Subhana Mota Allah has, has has made manifest he says, you will realize you will understand these signs, you will come to discover them. And you will know beyond doubt that the Quran is the truth and Allah is the truthful. But it is not sufficient concerning your Lord. But is it not sufficient concerning your Lord that He is over all things a witness? Is it not sufficient concerning your Lord,
that he is over all things witness, or ladies watching? A lot of watches myself yourselves alone knows absolutely everything, what's happening to the ends underneath us, the white ends, the yellow ends and all the other different ends the brown and the black ends. Allah knows how many they are, where they are, what they're doing, why they're doing it, and so on. And whatever else. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from the menace of ants. I mean,
that's just an example. Otherwise, Allah knows everything, the particles in the air, what they are made up of, and how they are then what's happening, every detail what's inside the rock. Allah knows it.
He's a witness. And the last verse of this powerful Surah Surah Allah Allah says,
they are in doubts about the meeting with their load on questionably.
He is of all things encompassing.
What is the problem? The problem is they are doubting that they're going to meet with Allah.
That's the disbelievers so believer does not doubt that he or she is going to meet with these maker. But a disbeliever is in doubt what will happen might die and I might become a snake next life.
Online I've heard people say this. And sometimes they see a dove or a pigeon or a parrot and say oh, might just be my granddad. He was a good man. He was a very good man.
Allah He my mothers and sisters, this is ridiculous. May Allah protect us. We believe firmly we were made by Allah, we will return we will return to the one who made us Allah subhana wa Tada. He who made us we returned to him and there we are, we are answerable to him. We cannot just be in doubt what's going to happen. I'm doubting doubt as in what?
When Allah has told you that you're going to be going to life after death. And this is what's going to happen and there's going to be accounts and accountability as recorded in the Arabic language,
that there is no doubt about but yes, whether you are going to General jahannam we have opened the mercy of Allah that we will go to gentlemen that we know by the word of Allah, through His mercy,
but the doubting of the hereafter that's not there. We don't doubt it at all. We're going to go back to Allah. That's a believer. So this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying, the believers do not doubt May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us and grant us Jenna, May He give us the opportunity to turn to him before we die. May He grant us the best of death, the death or a death in a way that he is pleased with us. And He grants us paradise or sallallahu wasallam robotic Allah and Amina Mohammed Subhan, Allah Subhana Allah will be having the shadow Allah Allah Allah