Guarding Against Darkness
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Salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu
Smilla he will hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Hua ala alihi wa sahbihi Jemaine I always tell brother join. If you greet loudly, the response comes aloud. And if you greet softly it comes softly. Someone says salam Alaikum everyone says salam, As salam o alaikum.
It works always the same applies to the tech beads that people say. I mean, I've seen a guy saying tech B, and everyone says Allah. And then you see another guy saying, tech B
works, it works, doesn't it? If there is life in you, there is life with the others. May Allah Almighty grant us baraka and goodness, I mean,
my brothers and sisters
in life, unfortunately, there are people who are nasty. Unfortunately, it will happen it has to happen. We always face challenges. As much as we believe we are good people around us, there will be a few who are nasty, for whatever reason, and may we always ask Allah to protect us, right? The first thing I want to speak about is to ensure that you and I are not nasty. Sometimes we don't realize we're actually very nasty to others. We don't realize sometimes to our spouse, we are so terrible, we abuse them, we speak to them in an ugly way, we actually abuse them to the degree that they cry to Allah to be saved from us and our harm and the way we address them and speak to them. So
if we are the nasty ones, we need to change that tonight.
If we are the nasty ones, is there anyone that you actually trouble and whereas in your life, someone who really you pick on and it happens good people do it at times as well. Without thinking about it, you won't realize that there are people who don't like you for a valid reason.
They don't like you perhaps because you are a person who makes them always feel the pain of being in your midst, you always market them perhaps joke at them in a belittling way, demeaning way Subhanallah and yet we want protection from others who are nasty. So the first thing always look at yourself, are you the one who needs help? And this is why I love one of the verses of the Quran. I mean there the whole Quran we love it, but particular verses on different topics on this subject, at that moon and NASA be will be the one
to that moon and kita by AlFalah tapped in on. Obviously the verse was revealed for a different reason. But the lesson of it, Allah says, Are you instructing people to be righteous, but you're forgetting yourselves yet you read the Scripture, you know what's right and wrong, you telling people what's right and wrong, and you're forgetting yourself.
The verse would actually help us to become more conscious of who we are, to become more conscious of practicing what we preach, to become more conscious of looking within ourselves to develop ourselves before anything else. It does not mean that if you are weak, you are not allowed to invite people towards strength.
It does not mean that if you have a weakness, you are not allowed to talk to people to abstain from that weakness. A person, for example, who might have a problem of smoking is allowed to tell others don't smoke because he knows what it's all about. But that having been said he must make an effort to quit it to. The same applies if you're weak with your Salah. It doesn't mean you keep quiet and you don't speak to your children about it. You need to continue to instruct your children Oh my children, you need to fulfill your five daily prayers. When you say that, a few things will happen. Number one is they may start getting up and who gets the reward you get the reward. They fulfill
their five Salah you get the reward as a parent and then you feel a little bit embarrassed because you say I told them to fulfill the prayer they fulfilling it and here I am still weak. So it strengthens you automatically and Allah gives you the strength if you are genuine, pray to Allah to grant you the strength to do what pleases him. Oh Allah, I ask you to grant me the strength to do that which is pleasing to you. And Oh Allah, I asked you to grant me the strength to quit that or to leave that which is displeasing to you say I mean.
So when people talk about you know, I'm faced with this person or that person in my life they read
be horrible. This person is really nasty. The first thing look within yourself, how are you rectify it, speak to people with respect. Learn to think deep regarding how you carry yourself what you do, are you an amazing person, if not, you can be amazing, you can become a lovely person, a lovely year person than you are, you can become a much better person, I still need to work on myself and all of us still do until the point where we meet with Allah subhanho wa Taala point of death. Sometimes we make life difficult for our children, sometimes, our children in law as we grow older, we want to interfere in every aspect of their living. So you find the daughter in law or a son in law saying,
you know, what are your own son or daughter saying, my father, my mother, my aunt, my uncle, my brother, whoever wants to control my entire life are to this day, sometimes we are the ones who are that father or that mother, or that relative who's doing all of this. So, remember, if you are the source of the hardship of another, you need to rectify that matter. You need to make sure you deal with it, because you will not succeed in life nor would I if I was the source of the pain of someone else. Why should that be? Rather be the source of creating ease for others manifesto and muslimin core button mean Cora bit dunya and first Allahu Anhu Cora, Cora button mean Cora Bo mille Qiyamah.
Or in another narration, the same Hadith, if someone creates ease for a fellow believer, Allah creates ease for them in the hereafter in one narration in this world and in the hereafter. If you help someone Allah will help you that's another Hadith as well. Can Allah houfy O'Neal Abbe de Marte, Colonel Abu Doofy, oni fe, Allah will continue to help someone for as long as that person is busy helping another? If that is the case, and it is what if someone is actually destroying another? What do you think is going to happen? You're supposed to be busy helping people uplifting them, bringing them up, and here goes, you're doing the opposite. What do you think is going to happen? Do
you really think it's going to result in your ultimate success in this world and the next, you might enjoy the moment of watching someone's downfall, whom perhaps you don't like, but it's not worth your while to do that? Not at all.
So always ask Allah to strengthen us. Ask Allah to show you what needs rectification and to help you rectify it. And this is why we always say, Allah whom original help kaha was looking at the bar, oh Allah show me the truth to be true. And it doesn't stop there. Many people know what's true. They know what needs to be done, but they don't do it. Oh Allah, show me the truth to be true. And help me to follow it. Or Allah, show us the truth to be true. So I can distinguish between truth and falsehood and help me to follow it. That's Allah. So Allah Almighty gives us the strength to do the right thing. When we are sincere. May Allah subhanahu wa taala, strengthen all of us.
But as I said, right at the beginning, we have in our lives, always people who perhaps don't like us, whatever the reason it's going to happen. Not everyone can like you. Not everyone will love you, you can be the best person. Not everyone will love you, you will have fair a fair share of those who don't like you for no reason. And sometimes maybe there's a reason it might be some misunderstanding or it might not be there might be a legitimate thing. They don't like you for some reason.
That happens if I were to ask you, is there anyone here? Who feels that the whole world loves them to pieces, put up your hand? Everyone around you loves you to the end of the world? Wallah he if there were people who hated the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Who do you think you and I are? It's gonna be worse with us. There are people who hate on Allah, the Most Merciful. Where do you think we are? We don't stand the chance. We're not even anywhere near the prophets Allah Allah Allah Salam, or even the Companions when you say Abu Bakr Siddiq Ravi Allahu Anhu. There are some who will spit in one direction. Do you think I stand the chance? Not at all. They probably slapped me if they
could. They probably want to destroy me if they could. It's there. What are you going to do about it? Take it easy, smile, smile and move on. Subhanallah thank Allah. Your connection is with Allah. Your connection is with Allah. Don't mind those people they can never do anything to you worry about yourself. Lie abou row come
to those who are
stray will never be able to harm you.
If you are rightly guided,
they won't harm you. Allah Almighty continues to remind us by the words of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says Wa alum, Anil Metalla, we determine Attallah. And near the ruca be che in lemmya de roca, Illa Bhima cutterbar hula who are like, you need to know, if the entire nation everyone gets together in order to harm you, they will never be able to harm you, except if Allah has written something against you. Nobody can harm you, unless Allah has willed it. Now what this means is, Allah has given you Andaya capacity. I remember a young boy driving beyond the speed limit crazy
on roads that were unsafe to even go on the limit on the speed limit, you know, I come from a country where even if it says 120, on the speed limit, sometimes there are potholes that make you move at 50 and 60, and 40, and even less. So if you're going to cruise at 121 30. It's dangerous. And you have a young boy with a beautiful motor vehicle trying to cruise at whatever high speeds. And then I remember telling this boy, you know what, don't do this. He told me, Well, whatever is written is going to happen.
Whatever is written is going to happen, I won't be harmed unless Allah has written the harm. While Allah may have written that you are foolish, so you harm yourself. It doesn't mean that because Allah has written it, that you need to now become careless, and lose yourself. Didn't Allah give you the brain? Didn't he give you safety rules and regulations that people reminded you of? Didn't he give you the ability to distinguish between what was safe and not you have to work towards what you believe, is going to protect you do what you believe is going to save you. And then if something happens, you can say you know what it was in the hands of Allah, otherwise you are to blame? The
whole of judgment is based on how you and I used the choice that Allah gave us. On the Day of Judgment, What is Allah going to ask you to? You know, he's only going to ask you about how you use the choice he gave you when he gave it to you. If he did not give you a choice, there's no question asked,
if suddenly the roof dropped and the earth opened and people died and something happened, Allah is not going to ask you why did you die because you had no role to play, you will not given the choice. But when you have a choice, and you committed suicide, you're going to be asked, Why did you do that? You can't say, Well, I was just thinking, if it's my death, I'm going to go and if it's not my death, I'm not going to go. So I decided to stab myself. Come on, come on. Come on, you can't do that. May Allah Almighty grant us protection. So to protect yourself, you make dua to Allah, like I said a minute ago, what did I say? May Allah grant us protection, say I mean,
but you also need to apply your mind and the capacity given to you by Allah, the energy, the effort, you walk in a certain way, it's cold out there, if I'm not wearing a jacket, and I know I've got one mile to walk, and I have a jacket, and I leave it, who is to blame. If you were to get ill and sick, it's you, you should have covered yourself a little. If you know, it's a short distance, I'm just jumping into the vehicle, it's a different thing. Notice how I'm covering myself because I didn't wear anything today, I jumped from the vehicle came straight into the building. But there was a reason because I knew if I'm going to carry massive coats and everything, I'm going to have to take
it out. I just need to walk in, walk out. But if I were to walk a whole mile, I would have brought something so warm with me, because Allah has given me the capacity and the energy and the ability. I can't blame Allah then to say, well, it's okay, if I meant to be sick, I'll be sick. Can you say that? Some people do say these things? Well, if I'm meant to, then it will happen. No, no, no, no. If Allah gave you the capacity, he expects you to use that capacity. If Allah gave you the ability, he expects you to use that ability. That's what he's going to ask you about on the Day of Judgment. So we make dua Oh Allah protect me. But with that, don't put yourself into a situation where you
know you're going to be harmed.
Someone tells you listen, as you're going home, be careful of this particular road because there were two lions roaming there and they had just mauled for example, a fox we're talking of Africa we're not talking of Europe Okay.
Would you walk on that path? You can't say no, no, no, we're going to check out the lions comm you know, maybe if you've got guns or something and you know your your game Ranger or you want to deal with the situation, it might be different, but we're talking of the lay people, to girls
Walking and someone says to them, watch out the two lions here. They would walk. They would stop walking actually. Yeah, they would say, Okay, fine, we're stopping here. Let's see if we can do something else. wait for someone to give them a lift or whatever. What are they doing? They're applying their minds, their brains, they're taking heed. They know if I go on this path, there is a chance that I might just be attacked by a lion.
Well, I want to tell you something they are Shayateen devils. Devils have two kinds Shayateen
see, while gene Allah mentioned two kinds Meenal gene nutty one
you know the verse right? Allah says from Jin kind and mankind they are devils, they are Shayateen some people you see them you know this is a che pan you just got to look away and keep going. Pure you know some of these Shayateen right?
Whatever they spew is all hurtin hate abusive. They swear from the moment they see you, instead of saying how are you they say FnB. And whatever else it is right? stuff? Is it not happening? It does happen. People don't even connect with Allah, and then they divert you towards evil. If you're going to be in their company, and you think you're not going to be bitten by their evil or by them drawing you towards their evil, then you're at a loss, you're at a loss. You need to change the way you think, protect yourself. Like we were saying, two kinds of devils from mankind and from Jin Chi. Normally when we talk of shaytan, Shangela, and actually shaytaan.
You know, Shana, it means to come out of the obedience of Allah, someone who came out of the obedience of ALLAH. So he was a saint before according to some narration, he decided, listen, I'm better than Adam. So Allah says, Well, this one became a che plan. He went away from our obedience, he refused to prostrate. He refused to engage in the act of worship. He refused to acknowledge the status of mankind. Similar thing happens to us. Suddenly you get a good job. People are jealous. Suddenly, you're earning a better salary. People are jealous. Suddenly you buy a nice house, people are jealous. Suddenly you have a lovely car. People are jealous. What do they say? Sure they're
dealing with drugs. Have you heard that? This is just a cover. They're dealing in drugs, they don't realize what drugs are you talking about? You're thinking that way because the shake pan within his working later on, the guy might come to you and say, You know what, I'm so sorry. I said some really nasty things about you. But you know what? It was? Shaytan.
You got to ask him. Which one was it? Come on? Did you become the shaytan Oh, really. So it's a blessing in the way that we have Shavon to blame. Even with Allah Almighty, if a person has committed adultery, they've perhaps engaged or taken some intoxicants, they've been gambling or whatever else pornography, whatever it may be. When you turn to Allah, you say, oh, Allah, forgive me. Shaytan led me astray, right? Who led me astray.
Shaytan led me astray. So in a way, it's a blessing. You see someone you know what I'm so sorry. It was che pan. I know a guy. And unfortunately, he did something wrong without going into the details. Now he's apologizing to his wife. He says one la heat was shaper. Wala hate was shaper. I'm thinking you know what, which plan is he talking about? Because he's saying Wallahi which means I swear by Allah, it was a lot. But is he lying? He's not lying. It was shape. And the problem is, if he was the one who became a devil, he know he normalizes it's desensitized, normalizing the sin as though you know what? Nothing wrong because you've become a vehicle of evil. You don't bat an eyelid you do
things that are evil, bad without realizing I have Allah to go back to. And this is why Allah says, when a person commits immorality, the verses that she had had none read earlier, when a person commits immorality and does sin transgressors against themselves, if they remember ALLAH quickly and come back to Allah and seek Allah's forgiveness. Allah says, those are the ones whom we created paradise for. Those are the ones who we will forgive. And we've we will grant them Jana, Allah knows you're not perfect. He knows I'm not perfect. He knows I will falter. He knows you will falter. But what he wants from you is to quickly turn back to him. That's what he wants that count on Allah for
some of our only don't obey Him. They remember Allah, they remember oh, you know what I transgressed, I sinned. I committed immorality. I did something against myself because my sin does not harm Allah, my obedience will not benefit Allah, if anything is going to harm me or benefit me. Oh Allah, forgive me. What did you do you remember that Allah, you remember the day of Tiama you remember the day you're going to go back to Allah and you said, Oh ALLAH forgive me. And then you don't you don't continue in your bad ways. Allah says those are the ones whom we
Created paradise for they are going to be in paradise you want paradise, it doesn't mean you need to have a clean slate from day one. You need to have a slate where you have erased whatever mark there was on that slate through Toba. Turn to Allah increase your good deeds. So, there are people around us and there is the real shape and the real shape man comes in several shapes and forms.
Jin form for example, they may come and trouble you disturb you. People are disturbed. Allah has never ever left us without guidance. He tells us protect yourself. Wouldn't you like to be protected? I want to protect myself. Today if you have anything valuable What do you do? You lock it? Your car? I was I was driving a car. The brother told me when you're driving this car in London, make sure you put the steering lock the steering lock, and I'm thinking steering locks we used to use in Africa in the 90s and 2000. We no longer use them in Africa either. No steering lock. Why? Because they will pinch even the steering I said you're in London he says in London in London.
Imagine you guys are lucky you brummies Mashallah
unless you have to steering locks here.
Nonetheless you lock your vehicle and on top of that you've put in a mechanism that would deter whoever is going to come and steal Wallahi more important than your vehicle and your car and your valuable is you you are more valuable than anything and everything. If you have not read AYATUL kursi today you're at a loss if you have not read the three pools or what we call the MA with the 10 sorrows and as long as you are at a loss you need to read it every day morning and evening. Whether you like it or you don't like it because that is your steering lock.
That is your lock that is that is the remote that will actually lock your vehicle it will lock you so shape one doesn't come anywhere near.
Now told you get my point. Allah says protect yourself. I'm here to tell you that Allah has shown you how to protect yourself. You know Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us these sewers given to him by Allah subhanahu wa taala and after they were revealed, no one has an excuse. After they were revealed. No one has an excuse.
You read your DUA seek the protection of Allah from Shaytaan the accursed from jealousy from the night from the darkness that's what you're saying oh Allah protect me from evil people protect me from evil Jin kind protect me from the darkness protect me from those who blow into the knots and do magic protect me from them protect me from you repeating it thrice in the morning, thrice in the evening. That's Allah
teaching you this and if you don't do it, and then something happens who is to blame? Who do you blame? You didn't lock your vehicle. You didn't put the steering lock as they said. And your vehicle is gone your steering is gone. Now what did we tell you? Yes, we did.
Similarly Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam used to repeat some do us more so for us to learn Bismillah in the name of Allah Allah the reliable ro ma asked me he share your own fill RB in whose name or with whose name Nothing can harm on the earth wala fie sama II know in the skies no in the heavens the sky is basically summer well who was summit will allow him and he is all hearing all knowing that's hola
Bismillah he led the liable Roma asked me che on fill out the wala fie sama Eva who was Samir Salim?
That's a dua Do you know it if you don't learn it today? In the Name of Allah with whose name Nothing can harm me nothing at all. Nothing on earth nothing in the skies. He is all knowing this is Allah repeat that douar thrice a day are all do be Kalamata Allah He Tamati mean Shari. Mahalik I seek protection in Allah, all his words, everything I seek protection in Allah and all his words from the evil that he has created. Oh Allah protect me. That's also part of your creature or part of your creatures. Those are part of your creatures, protect me from the evil protect me from the harm you need to say these two hours this is when you will be protected.
In our li Allah Allah Dena Zilla al Kitab well, who are you to? Well, la sala Hain what a powerful verse of the Quran. You need to learn it indeed my protector is Allah in our li Allah indeed my protector is Allah. You repeat that verse Those words Allah will protect you imagine I'm repeating in our li Allah, Allah the necessary al Kitab the one who revealed the book meaning the Quran
Um, well who is the one la sala Hina and he is the one who protects the pious and the good. I'm a decent guy. I hope that Allah loves me and I pray that I am a good person I asked Allah to protect me Oh Allah, you are my protector.
Look at how powerful the words are. What are you saying? In our li Allah, my protector is Allah you want to harm me? Try your luck, you know who's my protector? Allah?
Allah who are Allah will be Yquem wa Kapha Billa he will Ian waka Billa Hina Sierra, what is the meaning of it? Wala who are Allahu Allah knows best? Who your enemies are. That's what the verse says. You don't even know your enemies. Sometimes they are close around you, near you. They have access to you. They are in a circle that you think is your circle. They are your enemies.
In our li Allah. In fact, this verse I was saying what Allah who are Allah will be. Allah knows best. Who your enemies are? What? Kapha Billa he will Ian waka Fabula Hina sera sufficient? Is Allah as a Protector? And sufficient? Is Allah as a helper? To whom? To me? That's the DUA. That's the verse of the Quran.
Is it not worth learning these verses? Something simple. Inshallah we learn them has to be Allah
has to be Allah, Allah is sufficient for me. That's what we're saying.
Allah is sufficient for me, has been Allah Who La ilaha illa who are Allah He hid our cultiva who are a bull out of Silla. Alvim ALLAH is sufficient for me. There is none worthy of worship besides him. I lay my full trust on him.
And he is the Lord of the great throne. That's the DUA you're seeing. Another dua has been Allah who wasn't Malwa kin has been Allah who want to kill ALLAH is sufficient for us, and He is the best Disposer of our affairs. That dua was actually said, When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
The Companions were told that there is an army coming to attack you.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made this dua, the same dua was read when Ibrahim alayhi salam was thrown into the fire.
When he was thrown into the fire, the fire became cold, meaning the fire became a means of his release. You know what the narration actually says? It says
that Allah instructed the fire to be a means of peace for Ibrahim
Alayhi Salam. So when he was thrown into the fire tied,
the fire actually burned the ropes and the shackles but didn't touch him. So he was released. What was the DUA he made as he's being thrown? He didn't quit his Deen. He said husband, Allah when Allah kill, Allah is sufficient for me. He is the best Disposer of my affairs, he will take care of me say that da. Repeat it on a daily basis, what I'm teaching you today, powerful gems Wallahi to protect you, we always say I need to be protected. We know we need to be protected. Don't think that it's easy to walk on the street and nothing's going to happen. Shayateen can tamper with you, when you are conscious of Allah, you're making dua, they won't tamper with you. In fact, another blessing is
because of that consciousness of Allah, Allah will give you the energy to do the right thing at the right time. It's prayer time, Allah will give you the energy to look for a place where I can pray.
How did that happen? Because I'm conscious of Allah.
When I'm not conscious of Allah, I don't care. Fajr came and went, I didn't realize the whole came and went I didn't realize acid came in went the mother it came and went, Aisha came and went. And it's the following morning, the only thing I did was to eat, that's it. And perhaps sleep. May Allah forgive us. May Allah forgive us. We are believers. We are going through struggles, the Ummah is bleeding, Gaza is bleeding, Philistine is bleeding. It's wrong for us not to mention it. May Allah grant him ease, victory, goodness, and may Allah subhanahu wa taala protect them.
While the Ummah is bleeding, what am I going to invest? What am I going to invest in order to be able
to protect myself?
What am I going to do in order to be able to protect myself? I need to make sure I'm connected with Allah my brothers my sisters, will Allah He if you're connected with Allah knows
Nobody can harm you. No one can touch you. Look at Issa Ali Salam, Jesus may peace be upon him what happened to him?
Prophet of Allah one of the five top prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala is Allah is Salam. Did Allah allow him to be harmed? No, no. So what happened? Allah took him away before he was armed. So Allah says, WA kata Lu wa sallahu wa ala King
should be Hala whom Allahu Akbar, neither did they kill him, nor did they crucify him, but they were confused, they were confused. Someone else was crucified by having been made into the likeness of Jesus may peace be upon him. That's what the Quran says. He was not crucified, he was not killed. So what happened to him? Allah didn't allow that to happen. Allah took him up alive.
And he's going to come back inshallah.
So if someone says, Isa, Jesus is alive, so yes, he is. Oh, but you're a Muslim, but he's alive. Yeah. Oh, but you're a Muslim. So yes, yes. He was not harmed. He was not killed. He was not crucified. Allah, the Creator of creation took him up alive. Subhan Allah Hera Billa Alameen. May Allah grant us an understanding, this is the protection of Allah. This is why I say you want the protection of Allah there are verses of the Quran AYATUL kursi. Like I said, and a few of the other verses they are called a little more out we that you know, allow with a 10 it means the two sources.
If you were to read them, they will actually help you to be protected from meaning by ALLAH from shaytan. Allah will protect you. And we don't read those sorts of Bill falak miniature Rima Halak, Amin, Shangri La sipping either our cup will mean Sharon Fatah Deville woman surely has it in either hazard protection from jealousy protection from Black Magic protection from the darkness from the evil that happens in the dark you know in the dark a lot of evil to happen. I you know, when I was little I used to wonder why do they call it a nightclub?
Why do they call it a nightclub? They don't call it a day club. Afternoon club morning club. No, because it's only at that time when Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam says after Isha if you don't have anything constructive to do go to bed. That's the time shaytan comes out in the dark. So we say oh Allah protect me from the evil of the darkness when it's dark. You need to save me from this darkness a nightclub nightclub. If you can read if you can go to bed at night. Inshallah. There's no morning club. There's no afternoon club. Nothing else may Allah grant us goodness. But we don't read those sewers. We don't know the meaning of it. And those are the short beautiful sewers will be
nurse, Maliki nurse Illa he nurse Oh ALLAH the OD the Creator of mankind the king or the owner of mankind and Subhan Allah the Lord of mankind, protect us from the evil of the same mankind and protect us from the evil of gem kind and mankind protect us from the worst worst that happens. The devil that causes the evil thoughts within the hearts of man. Someone sees you Allah He they see you in a good condition smelling good. They're burning because the scent is a little bit too sweet for them to afford. Doesn't it happen?
Does it happen they see you roll up in your Lamborghini mashallah arose, what do they call it?
And instead of anything, they just look at you and they are burning within they can't stomach it. Why? Why that's what's worse in Hannah's Allah the US with so few sudo arenas, even worse, it's Hassard on one hand, and on the other hand, it's shaytan going round in your heart your heart is not protected my brother don't stretch your eyes to look at what Allah has given other people because it's not going to benefit you in any way you're going to burn.
And that burning imagine they call it burning? You know why? It literally is burning. They could have used a better word for that right? I say Brother stop burning don't it well Mind you, it could even be a system
stop burning. Why you swiping there was no fire there because it's inside. It eats you up it already shows you such a negative word. If it was a good thing they would have said wow, stop cooling.
You know, there's nothing like that. It's not cool at all. There's no coolness in it. Coolness is when you say Masha Allah Alhamdulillah brother, I'm so happy for you. May Allah bless you with more. And the angels are saying May Allah bless you with more tools because you made a dua for your brother, you made the dua for someone else. So we are going to make that dua for you. Don't you want that? That is now cool, calm. I'm happy. I'm happy for you. Are you really happy for others when they're doing better than you? If you are? You're a winner. The minute you're jealous because others are doing better than you you need help? Because it's going to take you over in Al Hasan Kunal has
an earth Kamata. kullanarak hottub the Hadith says jealousy
eats away at the good deeds similar to the fire when it eats away a dry log.
If jealousy eats your good deeds, imagine what it does to you as a person. I always think of it I say, why did the Hadith say yeah, cool Hassan at what about you your body? If it's eating your good deeds, your body is finished. You're going to you're not going to sleep at night. Why is today? Oh, that guy. We were playing together yesterday, I had more money than him suddenly look at him. He's got much more than me. He's become this and he's that is you can't sleep at night, what happened? Your deeds were eaten number one. But number two is your brain is also being eaten. Your system is also being eaten. It's not good enough, protect yourself, read the source in so that two things will
happen. Neither will people harm you with all that evil. No. Would you ever harm someone else with the evil that Shavon? Again, I say? It's a blessing to have someone to blame.
shaper. Can you tell someone? What happened? What does he say? I said it earlier. Elijah Chapin
Yusuf Alayhi. Salam, his brothers plotted against him for years. And what did they do? They wanted to drop him. They put him into the well. They don't know what happened thereafter. Some time later, literally decades later.
They entered this place. He recognized them.
He did whatever he did one day when they came back and he questioned him
and what did he say?
He said I am use of this is my brother, you whatever you guys did was wrong man. He just said I'm use of this is my brother. Allah has favored us look at this. When someone plans your downfall, perhaps that is the path of your success. Perhaps that is the exact door through which you are going to get success. So take it in your stride. Don't worry, you did your DUA. You're close to Allah. You have Sabra and Taqwa you are thanking Allah for what he's blessed you, you cannot go wrong. And negatives don't happen to a believer. A believer is only in a positive situation. If goodness comes in his direction, he's thankful to Allah and humble and if something negative does come in the
direction of a believer, before he actually suffers negative consequences, because he bears sweet, beautiful patience. Allah converts it into an act of reward that deserves an unlimited
Sabra you made somewhere. You had a problem? Yes, sub. How long is the sub? a month, two months? A year? Two years? 10 years? 20 years use of Allah Islam 30 years, 40 years. One day, he said my brothers guess what Allah favored me over you. Allah has raised raised me above you
straight? What was their whole plan? Let's drop him below us did they succeed? In fact, that was the plan Allah used to raise them, to raise him above them. SubhanAllah.
And then he says,
Bring my father along. The father comes.
And when they see the father, everyone's excited. And you know, the interpretation of the initial dream of the sun and the moon and the 11 stars. And here is use of Alayhis Salam. And he's saying Oh Allah, You have blessed me with Kingdom you have blessed me with so much
did he blame his brothers? No, he didn't guess what he says.
Well, God the Santa be Rajani Mina See, Junee wotja become Meenal badDo mean bad, the another shape ah, no by any equality. He's mentioning the favor of Allah upon him and his brothers. And he's telling his brothers as well that Allah has favored me.
Subhan Allah, in what way?
Allah has done good to me, Allah was so kind to me. That's what use of Alayhis Salam is saying to whom, to his brothers, to his father to those who are around us and to be Allah favored me when he took me out of the prison. Notice he didn't concentrate on going into the prison. He's concentrating on how he came out of the prison that was more important. You know, when you suffer a loss,
and suddenly you come out of it, you thank Allah, Oh, Allah, I thank you for helping me out of my problem. You don't ever sit and say, Oh, I had a problem. You know, one day I felt, you know, one day I felt if you're gonna keep doing that, you're gonna be depressed. Don't look at those negatives.
Gone, you bought supper it was not a negative. That supper was an act of worship. That supper is an act of worship only given to those who are believers. Believe in Allah. You notice somebody is an act of worship given as a gift by Allah to those who believe. If Allah has given you an opportunity to bear supper, it's only because he loves you and you're a believer. That's why, if you've had that opportunity and you bought a suburb, good news to you. So he says, well, Allah favored me when he took me out of the prison
or jail or become Minal Bedell and, and he kept he brought all of you from the desert. He brought you all here.
After shaytan had spoiled the relationship between us who spoiled the relationship? Who was it?
As See, Birmingham is a bit rattled.
who spoiled the relationship? Shavon
how beautiful Amandus? was, he tells his brothers Look, you guys almost killed me. No problem. It was shaped man. We still brothers. We love each other. It's okay, come, I'll, I'll deal with you guys. I'll help you guys. I'll do whatever I have to you get what you want. Don't worry, I'm here today, relax, whatever happened happened. It's over. Do you know why it was over? Let me quickly give you one reason. But there are so many. One reason is, he realized very quickly as a believer and the Prophet of Allah, that that was part of the plan of Allah had it not been for the initial throwing into the well, there wouldn't have been the ending the way it was. So he says it's okay.
Whatever happened was part of the plan of Allah. But instead of waiting for the day of judgment, you know what we would say in our communities here? And I'm not wrong.
I'm not wrong. Your brother would come crying to ask forgiveness from you after years, or even a year or two years. You say no, on the day of PM, I'm going to fix you. Am I right or wrong? While we wait for PM? I'm not. I don't want to talk about it. It's okay. You've done a lot. Let's wait. Allah will be the judge. We wait for the day of judgment. How many times have we heard that same being said happened to me? Sometimes we say it we say no, I'm gonna wait for the I want my right and I'm gonna catch you on the Day of Judgment. I've heard people say this. I'm gonna catch you on the Day of Judgment. Hey, when you get through the day of judgment, you might not know who's right and who's
wrong. It might just be the other way around is no, it can't be it might just be don't leave it for that day. It's better for you to say, You know what, you really are remorseful. You really are sorry, no problem. It's okay. I will forgive but I won't forget. I will forgive but I won't forget. Why won't I forget? I won't forget because I need to remember what you did to me so that I'm not bitten from the same source two times because a believer is never bitten twice from the same source. However, there comes a stage in the life of a human being when Allah makes you forget it. Sometimes things have happened 20 years ago, you forgotten it. You didn't want to forget it. Allah made you
forget it. So that's a blessing. So use of Allah is Salam concentrated on the positive with us. Wallahi we would tell people, I'm going to fix you, I'm holding it against you. I'm this. Let's try and do away with that. We don't need to interact too much with someone we've forgiven if we fear that perhaps it might be repeated. I can tell you Listen, brother, I forgive you. But that's okay.
I don't need to have much dealing with the same brother again, not that I haven't forgiven, but it's just me. I'm a human. May Allah Almighty grant us goodness, these are a few words of motivation. I thought perhaps I'd share with you the main point I want to quickly repeat is my brothers and sisters, you and I need to be protected. And just like we would protect our valuables and everything else more important than all of that is to protect ourselves. In order to protect ourselves. Allah has given us a gift. He's given us AYATUL kursi. He's given us these last few Surah of the Quran some beautiful verses I just mentioned a few in the Quran. Allah He read these verses. repeat them.
Listen to this. One more. One more. Can I say one more?
Rob b r o Dubravka? Minha amaza T Shire? 21 B, Cara B IE, no road. What a beautiful verse. Oh my Lord.
I seek Your protection from the whispers of the devil. And I seek Your protection from the devil even coming into my presence. How powerful is that dua
Oh Allah protect me from the whispers of shaytan and protect me from shaytan even coming into my presence. So when I'm walking shaitan is heading in the other direction. That's what was happening with Barbara Viola one. The hadith says if he walked down a gully shaytaan would walk down another gully he knows that's Omar. He'd know what what my tricks are
Today we walk down a gully with the shayateen stuff. May Allah protect us, Allah grant us ease and I'll be, they'll be coming hamazon at SHA queen will also be cannot be ie rune. May Allah grant us the ability to memorize some of these and to constantly call out with these to us. May Allah protect all of us, and may Allah Almighty never make us the source of another person's pain Akula Kohli hada wa sallahu wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad