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How to Overcome Bad News – Healing Series
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah he were Allah Allah He was happy Jemaine, my brothers, my sisters, I'm sure you know that the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was sent by Allah Almighty not just to mankind but to entire creation as a source of mercy.
And he has taught us every aspect of mercy, starting with the mercy of the Almighty that descends upon us, and the mercy then that we should be showing not just towards
humankind, or our own time, or those of our own faith, but beyond that, to the animals and to the other creatures of the Almighty, including the environment, the preservation of absolutely everything to the best of our ability, and all this is included in the teachings of Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him on
almost cell Naga Illa Mata lil Allah me, we have not sent you, O Muhammad, may peace be upon him, We have not sent you except as a mercy to all
the worlds, all the creatures, entire creation.
And if this was the mission of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.
None of us can consider ourselves true believers until and unless we reach out to others
in whatever way we can to ensure that their lives are made a little bit more comfortable, in that we show mercy and kindness towards them.
So if you consider yourself a believer tonight, ask yourself Do I make life easy for others or difficult? Would I be a source of mercy for those who live with me, those who interact with me, those who might come across a maya source of mercy and kindness to the people around me to the animals that I may come across to those whom I hear about.
And when I say that I'm talking about
sometimes we hear that people across the globe somewhere else distant land are struggling. The minimum that I as a believer owe them is a good prayer.
I need to feel within me at these people deserve better than what they have and what they're going through.
Can I say, Oh Allah, Oh my lord, oh, you who created me and created them. As you've made things easy for me. Make things easy for them, protect them, grant them, goodness, grant them, dwellings, give them,
clothe them, feed them, etc, etc. That is a sign of the mercy. This is what I mean, when I say
caring for those and sharing with those who are far away.
May Allah Almighty have mercy on all of us.
Law, your Hamdulillah, whom Allah your humaneness is a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, wherein he says, Allah Almighty, the creator will not have mercy upon he or she who is merciless himself or herself. If you're merciless, and you have no mercy towards others, Allah Almighty says you don't deserve my mercy.
This is talking about other people but there is another narration that goes beyond people.
Where Allah Almighty says,
Through the narration of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, your humble man fill out the or hum command for sama. Have mercy upon those on earth.
And the one in the skies or in the heavens will have mercy upon you, which means Allah Almighty will have mercy upon you when you show that mercy on earth.
May Allah Almighty really and truly grant us mercy. Abdullah aid is an aid organization that perhaps many of you are not aware of, or acquainted with.
Brother Shakeel, who's the founder of this beautiful organization
lost his son, Abdullah, a few years ago,
to a rare, muscular atrophy, sma I think it was type two, if I'm not mistaken,
where the muscles begin to dissolve at a very early age and this, there was nothing you could actually do about it. And him being a successful businessman, wanting to know what's wrong with his little baby, went to the doctors and wanted to get away as soon as possible, get over with it, whatever is wrong, we'll give him the medication and we'll carry on. And when he went to the doctor, you know, typical businessman, he admits himself that he wasn't that close to Allah, or perhaps he wasn't where he should have been as a Muslim in terms of fulfilling his duty Unto Allah. And here he is just a general average Muslim, going with his family or his wife, the little child to the doctor,
they did a few tests, and then they called him in and he thought, let's go in here what's happening? Soon as I can, I want to get over and done with this because I've got my work and my business and everything's, you know, I'm busy. I'm a busy man.
But Allah had other plans. The doctor says your child has a rare disease, and doesn't have long to live.
He says what?
And then he got angry, very upset. Who do you think you are? Are you Allah to tell me my child doesn't have long to live? Who do you think now suddenly Allah has in the equation, you see? Because why there's helplessness from medicine. This is how Allah draws us close to him. When he loves you. He makes you helpless completely, totally. No one can help you. Learn ALLAH, when ALLAH, ALLAH he had for us is Allah. And there is no one besides Allah for us. That's the condition you get to before you actually turn to Allah with the true tears, realizing my yaki my conviction, my faith has become solid, and I rely on Allah and I trust him alone, because no one and nothing can help me
Here comes the man, relatively wealthy, and he says, No chance, there's nothing upset. He goes away. And then it dawns to him that you know what, what I was told is the reality.
It has happened to others, it will happen to many more
worse than this has happened to people where entire families have been wiped out. All this is part of the plan of Allah Almighty. Ultimately, I have to die even without disease. Ultimately, I have to die. Whatever the excuse may be, Allah has kept an excuse for death, just so that you don't blame him. But still people blame Allah. If Allah wanted, he could take you away without anything wrong. Your heartbeat in Islam was never connected to ultimate life. You know what that means? Islam teaches us that the heartbeat of a child begins at a few weeks. But that does not mean the child is actually alive. The life is blown in at 120 days. And people used to argue you can't say that. How
does Islam say that until we came about modern medicine where they do a heart transplant where a person who is dead has a heart that's pumping in the body of another person whose heart has stopped pumping, but he's alive. Do you understand what I just said?
Your heart is pumping but you did. You're buried you already gone into the hereafter Come on.
And your heart has stopped pumping but you're alive and you're still walking to the masjid that happens because of transplants? Have you thought of that? That proves what Islam taught that the heart starts pumping out a few weeks because it's a muscle that has to do the job forever and ever but the soul is blown in at 120 days precisely.
my brothers, my sisters, that might have just been a little statement of benefit for all of us to know how it works. But when you are helpless and you're told you don't have long to live, what do you do? You must have a hope in the Mercy of Allah. I'm going to be cured by the power the Mercy of Allah in Lima, Peru in
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Allah says in
deed his command when he intends something which means the Command of Allah, when he wants to create something is simply be. That's what Allah says, Be and it is. So glory be to He,
Allah Almighty Who is the Owner of entire creation and unto Him is our return. That's what Allah says, when Allah when something be and it is from nothing.
So I have conviction, Allah will grant me cure no matter what the world says. How many of us are seated here today and medicine told you you won't live for longer than a few days or months years have gone by and I'm seated in front of you, salam alaikum, masha Allah, the doctor who doomed you is also in the same room, Masha, Allah. What was that? Was that not the decree of Allah? Was that not Allah Almighty showing you that he is all capable, nothing is impossible for Allah. It's just impossible for us as humankind, with Allah, there's no impossibility, you can have whatever sickness no matter what has come in your direction, you could have lost whatever you did for Allah Amuro who
buy and sell coffee when known. His instruction is between the B and the E, B, and it is SubhanAllah.
So what happened?
Here is a child being told the parents are told you know what, no chance.
My brothers, my sisters, if that were to happen to you, and I like I said, you have conviction in Allah, and then you build up a few things within you. You need to realize,
I must be positive because negativity kills COVID that we just witnessed the biggest killer, according to me, and I'm not even a doctor. But from what I've seen with my own eyes, and you would confirm is probably the loneliness that the people suffered as a result of being bungled into a place that no one was allowed to meet them, or see them or talk to them or communicate with them. The negativity killed you already.
I remember in my country in Zimbabwe,
the peak of the AIDS pandemic, may Allah grant all of us cure and goodness and good health. They say there were people unscrupulously selling coffins to anyone who was going to the hospital saying we give you a discount. If a coffin would be $100. For example, they say we give it to you at 50. But the man's not dead. There's nothing wrong with the men we give it to at 40. But there's nothing wrong with them. We give you a 30 What do they do scratch their heads and say, let's buy it.
Where are you going to put it? No problem. Let's put it under the bed in the hospital.
So this guy trying to Subhanallah deal with his sickness. He opens his eyes, he sees his coffin.
What type of cure you're going to have La hawla wala Quwata, illa biLlah. Before you know it, you're dead. Because every day you open your eyes, it's like your relatives want you to die. Everyone wants you to go, your coffin is bought. You're the only problem you're just not dying, you end up dying
until it was stopped by the authorities. You're not allowed to do that. But that was the reality.
The same thing happened when
people struggled at the beginning of COVID. Where they were not allowed. They were treated like it was something I'm not saying they were right or wrong, but I'm just telling you what happened.
Absolutely no one, to speak to you to see you to be able to communicate with you 00 A lot died, perhaps because of that loneliness, the positivity was excluded completely. And that's why visiting the sick is Asuna that is powerful, because that will Marieb Allah Almighty says you reach out to someone who is sick. It's as though you reached out to me.
It says the Son of Adam will come on the day of judgment and will be told you heard I was sick and you didn't visit me and the Almighty
will be responded to by the human being saying oh Lord of the Worlds How could you have been sick and he says Didn't you hear of my slave so and so ill and you didn't even bother? Had you visited them you would have found me. So when you visit the person who is in need, when you visit a person going through struggles, when you say a good word to them, when you when you beam positivity towards them, you find Allah because you realize who is in charge and you create within you by the will of Allah subhana
Not only to Allah,
a mechanism of appreciation whereby you start valuing even the littlest things in your world.
None of us seated here today
can claim that we are
those who suffered the most on earth because there will always be someone who has bigger sufferings than us.
But the positive of it is they have been more positive than us who have smaller problems. At times you have a person, small issue, and clear karma has come for them. It's like the end of the world. But that was minor look around you and help those who are homeless, sick, and Ill don't have food, no drink, have lost their families don't know where to go being rained with bombs, or whatever else it may be rushing, running for their lives insecure, then talk about your problem. Then talk about your problem. Is it significant? It means nothing. Just because instead of a chicken burger, you got a beef burger, you made a scene as though Jabril was about to declare the end of whatever, not at
People don't even have
a leaf of the lettuce that's within that burger, let alone the chicken or the beef. You get what I'm saying?
Look at how spoiled we are. The theme of this beautiful tour
is healing through helping because you will only heal truly inside and out when you help others. That's the sweetener of Allah, which means it's the plan of Allah, you will never heal. Did you know you cannot heal truly unless you've reached out to others with a similar or worse problem and issue. You think you have a problem? Allah has blessed you in a billion ways. Just look around you.
There are others who are more grateful to Allah with bigger problems than yours. There are others who are closer to Allah with huge disasters had you been affected by 10% of those you wouldn't have survived but Allah knows law you can live long enough son in law Musa Allah does not burden anyone beyond what they can shoulder.
Your capacity and mine is different. Then Allah says, Do you know what?
The greatest of the challenges are given to the best of our soldiers. That's effect.
Close to Allah, Allah will test you with a lot. Keep smiling, keep thanking Allah, you're alive. Don't forget what your goal is. Your goal is paradise. As for this world, even if you're the healthiest, the wealthiest, the most powerful, the most whatever, the most good looking, you still have to leave everything and go back to Allah, even without a problem. And if you have a problem on the other side, then you've got a real disaster.
You get what I'm saying?
So thank Allah, thank Allah a billion times. That's why Allah says
Shackleton the zedan COMM if you are wanting to know how to increase whatever you have in goodness, be thankful. If you are going to thank Allah, He is going to give you increase. How can I thank Allah when I have a problem and another one and a difficulty, I've just lost a job, I've lost my money, I've lost my car, they've attached my home, they've done this to this. I've lost whatever else and I'm struggling with my health. How can I thank Allah Allah says, Search, look deep check. Look at the positives. Look at what we've given you look at what you have, not what you don't have. And start thanking Allah and see the smile that appears on your heart, let alone your face. You
start thanking Allah, Allah you blessed me, you've given me
Subhan Allah. People are struggling getting married because of the age we're living in and circumstances and they say, you know I'm already 29 And I'm not married Subhan Allah relax what Allah has written, keep trying, I'm not saying sit back and just say, my prince has already been decreed by Allah. So I'll just sit at home, relax and have some coffee.
If that was the case, part of your statement is true. But the other part of it is actually from Shavon.
Allah Almighty tells us quite clearly my brothers, my sisters, when you would like to achieve something, work towards it, and then rely on Allah, your reliance on Allah so you say
Look, I need to continue to make an effort. But at the same time,
if it doesn't happen, while I'm making an effort within my capacity, I must thank Allah and I must look at the goodness, perhaps he is saving me from something, perhaps he knows better, perhaps he wants to protect me from something amazing, you will find your heart will be content. I've given you one example. But you can
fit that within any example in your life. My brothers, my sisters, like I was saying, then you develop this positive attitude, then you start helping others. What brother Shaquille did at that point, and it wasn't him, it was his child, he decided while we're going to try
to look at what we can do for this child, I am going to create a little charity to reach out to all the children of the world with a similar condition Subhan Allah, that's how it started with a similar condition. So he started gathering info, you know, nowadays, mashallah we have social media. This was a few years back, and created a little group of people and it started, we started helping those with similar conditions just to talk, you know, you've been through an ugly divorce, for example, it's a different example altogether, but it's realistic. If you were to create a little group of people who are prepared to speak within that circle, in confidence, you may find out that
what you've been through is something that's not as bad as you think it is. A lot of the people have been through similar and how they have coped with it when you hear you'll be able to cope with it better.
That's one example. So here's the brother started helping others like I say, if you are told to I am told that there is the end of the road you say no chance for Allah, there's no end of the road here.
What am I going to do? I'm having hope in Allah totally. I'm believing in Allah convinced the power of Allah the cure of Allah, the owner, Allah Who Mushfiq under Shafi, grant me cure you are the owner of cure. Keep repeating the prayer, keep repeating the DUA keep repeating and repetition is loved by Allah in supplication.
Even if Allah is not going to give you what you've asked for the mere fact that you keep asking for it. Your status in Paradise is being elevated. It's counted, every one of them is written down, it's not going to be wasted. So now,
what do you do?
You know, when people used to speak bad about the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he felt it in his chest.
When someone talks about you, they spread rumors, they lie about you, they say terrible things. Sometimes you can't respond. Sometimes you don't even know
Subhan Allah, what do you do? Allah says,
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O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we know that your chest is being tightened because of what they're saying about you.
What they are saying, hurting you. In his case, he knew he was the prophet of Allah, what was the hurt all about?
You and I would be hurt in a different way because who are we we are nothing's man. We're just creatures of Allah.
In his case, the hurt was about the fact that he knew he was the prophet of Allah with the mission. And they were just not listening. That was the hurt. He felt for them Allah who did come to me for in the Himalaya, Allah, Allah guide these people, they have no clue what they're doing. They don't even understand and realize all I'm calling them to do is to worship the maker alone and no one else but they don't know. They don't want to know that was his hurt. Allah says we know it's tightening your chest.
What's the solution?
Keep declaring the praise of Allah and keep finding yourself in frustration which means pray a lot and have conviction in Allah praise Him and pray to him until death overtakes you. Ultimately you have to go I have to go. sickness or no sickness terminal or not terminal terminal is better because you've been given a small moment to prepare.
It's a gift of Allah. You can talk to people you can plan you can start praying you can have goodness, yes, it's difficult. You're going to have to bear patients.
and so on and so forth but you were given a little bit of a heads up. The others are not suddenly you they were with me this afternoon and this evening you hear bang gone Lahu Akbar which is better in terms of preps for the hereafter.
You have to have this conviction start helping others Allah will help you can Allah who founded Abdi, McConnell, aberdyfi only He, Allah continues to assist a slave for as long as that slave continues to assist another. When you are engaged in helping someone automatically Allah helps you.
Do unto others as you would like to be done unto you. We've heard that a long time back, but we don't realize we need to reach out to anyone and everyone who needs help.
The companions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, may Allah be pleased with them. They used to give away what they needed. We're not asking you to do that. And Allah has not mandated or has not required of you to do that. But what he says, Give I love this hadith, it's called Hadith could see at least could see means it's where Allah is saying, and the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him is narrating to us. Allah said the following What did he say? And pa na dama on Fifth la IC, O son of Adam spent and I will give you spend on others spend on things, spend your money, use give and I will give you if you spend, I will spend on you, if you give I'm going to give you that's what Allah
say. So when you're miserly what happens, your wealth depletes that's the reason why you're sitting on a fat sum. For example, it's eaten by the cat. And by the ways the cat is not yours. It's alas.
The only thing you're doing is you're giving away what was someone else's from your wealth.
I'll give you an example.
The five daily prayers
you have that which is compulsory.
If you don't fulfill it, you're sinful. If you fulfill it, you have done what Allah has asked you to do. That's it.
Then you have an option of showing Allah what you want to do for him and how close you are to him and how close you want to get to him.
By getting up and praying that which is not compulsory, it's voluntary. It's just a sunnah. Let's not use the word just but it's Asuna. Okay.
Which means it's something that's not compulsory, I'm going to do this. What was that? That's from my own? Allah didn't tell me you have to I'm going to do it. I love Allah. Here's my sunnah. And now I've done the sooner here's my nephew, I'm going to read that which is even more voluntary, not even stressed. Why? Because I love Allah. I'm going to get up early morning for the sixth prayer which is not compulsory. It's called tahajjud. Early morning, why because I level that is you that is now you gaining closeness to Allah, beyond the understanding of others, it's just you and your lovely relationship with your maker. The same applies to the other pillars of Islam, each one of them has a
compulsory section to it. And that which is voluntary.
You get to Allah with the voluntary the compulsory was always the same applies to charity there is two and a half percent zakat two and a half percent in the case of the bulk of us unless you into mining or farming, it's a different percentage. But to be honest with you, beyond that, two and a half is actually now you that's what it is. The two and a half was for Allah for every 100 pounds 97.5 minus 2.5 Allah's if you offset it, you get a reward to offset it, but that was his anyway.
Why I'm spending time saying this is because a lot of us think okay, I've given my zakat you have now what did you give say? What do you mean what did I give I gave my circuit the circuit was Allah's What did you give nothing,
give more give 5% Two and a Half mind two and a half you give 10% People give. There are people of other faiths who are required by their faith to give 10% They give it willingly we have two and a half percent and we find we try and find little loopholes. That's not a tax man. Come on guys. May Allah grant us blessings Allah says could mean a Muhuali him sada Tata dupa hero who
take from their wealth This is a card that will cleanse them. When you give a charity cleanses you when you give a charity calamity is distanced. That's why people before a journey give a little charity. People shift into a new home. They give a little charity it's not connected to that.
From the sooner but the benefit of it is you kick away, calamity.
That's what it is.
Sometimes you don't have monetary charity to give because you might not be that wealthy. You can give people a different type of charity. What is it? Helping them through an empowering word or a beautiful expression on your face? Look at the people sometimes and they look so miserable, so miserable. Come on, smile, man.
And the best smile from those who don't have tea. That's the cutest. You see the old man. You know, mashallah, you know, Salam alikoum. You know, mashallah, may Allah forgive us? Really, I'm not. I'm not trying to make a joke of this. But what I mean, it's a fact. It's really a fact. When you can smile at the face of the others. What have you done, it's contagious. From who from Allah, try it. Come in and smile at people smile again. See what they do they feel good. And when you smile, it releases a lot of negativity from you. But we don't realize that we're miserable simply because the expression on our faces is miserable.
When I was young, my father used to tell me
if you don't want to age so quickly, what's your expressions, let them be positive. Don't make a face this way and that way.
And I remember when I used to frown, he used to actually put his fingers on my eyebrows and say, Don't do this.
I see the people in the crowd who actually know my family and so on there a lot in Leicester. Last time I came here I said, I know a few 1000 people in this city, mashallah, may Allah bless you all. And this is a reality. So when you have a good expression, it helps you even in your age, because it's a good expression. There goes, but if you're always going to frown, you're going to have these headlines, you're going to have all everything everywhere. We all have to age at some point if Allah has given us the age, but you don't have to look like you're 60 When you're only 20. May Allah grant us is.
So my brothers, my sisters.
The beauty of all of this is even if Allah has not written cure for you, just like little Abdullah did not have cure written for him. But the elevation of status is such not just for you. But for all those taking care of you. There was someone who came it is reported the term of Mr. Malhotra, the Allahu anhu, with his mother carrying his mother and he says, you know, what, have I fulfilled her right? Because I take her wherever she wants to go and I clothe her and feed her and you know, assist her even when she wants to answer the call of nature and whatever else he says new. Why? No?
Because she did the same for you when you were little, but there was a difference. What was the difference?
She used to pray that you have a long and healthy life, and you are getting fed up of what you're doing.
Big difference, very big difference.
It is an honor for a Muslim to take care of those who are challenged in any way.
Be there within your own family community or beyond. Be the Muslim or non okay. It is an honor. It is part of the Rama and the mercy that Allah has instilled in the hearts of the true believers. When they see something they feel it.
if you do? You're a true believer and if you don't
you have a bit of work to do. May Allah help us? May Allah strengthen us. In today's world, we are fortunate. We have aid organizations such as Abdullah a doing the work for us. I've had the good fortune of going out with them. And they've joined me on some of my trips to look for those in need and check and see come back to you and tell you Look, we saw this and this and this and we're doing it personally.
I wouldn't associate myself with an organization that I didn't trust or that I wasn't hands on connected knowing that this
more than what you've given is being spent in the course you've given 100 pounds, I promise you, they probably spending 110 pounds on that course.
Even the Gift Aid goes towards the cause.
In most cases, those of you from the UK obviously the bulk of you I know there are sisters who have come in from Germany, some brothers from Belgium this evening. You're more than welcome. May Allah bless you all and grant your goodness people have come in from far and wide. Northampton and everywhere else shared
we have organizations that do the work for us, all we've got to do is just write down 40 quid, okay, that's fine. I'll give that every month. It's okay if Allah has given you a greater capacity multiplied by 10. And if Allah has given you an even greater capacity multiplied by 100 And if Allah has given you an even greater capacity multiplied by 1000 and these are not Zimbabwean zeros, by the way, filled with inflation.
My brothers, my sisters,
the child was lost. What happened?
They tried everything. They tried everything a certain drug was being tried, where they said it will stop the atrophy, it will stop it. They participated in the trials, but for some reason the child passed away. This man determined it's okay, if Allah wanted this now at least I pray five times a day. Now at least I have a feeling for others who are sick and ill Now at least I reach out to the ummah. Now when I look at people who are challenged, I have a different feeling towards them. Look at how life changed. But what did Allah do? Allah took away what he gave you in the first place? What did you lose? You actually only lost temporary custodianship of a child that Allah allowed you
to call yours, yet the child was his. You understand what I'm saying? Why is it that when someone passes away, what do we say? Inna? Lillahi wa inna Illa urogen What does it mean? Have you ever thought of it? It means Hey, this person's passed on but guess what? We all belong to Allah anyway. And we all are going to pass through exactly what this person has passed through. We're going to go back to Allah that's what you say. That's the meaning of inna Lillahi wa ala Rajon that's what it means but we don't think about it. Someone says uncle passed away we just say in that ally when Naira Joan as though it means some you know mantra that you uttering not at all it's a powerful
statement of a reminder to you first.
Why it should change your life that was belonging to Allah anyway, when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam lost his son Ibrahim, do you know what do i He made?
holding him in his hands he says in Manila Hema, Fatah wa Allahumma atta Lucia in inter Hui a jolly Muslim.
Indeed to Allah belongs what he took away, and it belonged to him in the first place anyway.
And everything that Allah has created has a time tag. That's what he said.
It has a time tag.
But what did he do to you did that calamity draw you closer to Allah? If any calamity drew you closer to Allah, it was a gift of Allah. People say, I've got problem upon problem. Is it a punishment? Is it a gift? Is it a test? What is it simple. Look at what it's done to you in your life, did it bring you closer to Allah if it brought you even one inch closer to Allah, it was a gift of Allah for you gift, you went through a problem, you lost a job, I can go on alone as to the types of problems that people face. If it brought you closer to Allah, it's a gift. But if it made you very angry, distant from Allah, you you know, people want to solve one problem. They either go
towards Allah or towards shake pan. So you find the either turn to prayer or turn to the pubs and the clubs and whatever else and the drugs and the intoxicants to pretend like they're solving the problem, but it's creating a bigger disaster.
You can see it in front of you, you have a massive issue, does it take you to the masjid? Or does it take you to a place where you're going to intoxicate yourself and lose yourself which is temporary? Simple. So if we brought you this way, it was a good thing. If it took you the other way. Was it a good thing? May Allah Almighty help us? My brothers, my sisters.
If Allah Almighty loves someone, he tests them with bigger tests, that is in the Hadith of the Prophet, peace be upon him in Allah either a hubba Abdur nipt, Allah when Allah loves you, he throws tests in your direction to bring you closer and every time there is a bigger test, you have a greater graduation on to a higher level where there is going to be an even bigger test. And thereafter you pass on and you meet Allah and he issues you with the PhDs in cyber.
And what do you get as a result, genital filters, but do you have I have a PhD in summer
to get what I'm saying.
I have a double doctorate in suffer
because I lost this and lost that and I was tested with this and that and the other. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In ama you have first saw me Runa Jarrah, huh b y et is
those who have
To bear patients because of calamities, we made them NGO
will be given the recompense of that in an unlimited fashion. That's what Allah says, wait until you see the VVIPs of the Day of Judgment, they will be all those who were brokenhearted on Earth. And in the moon case, erotica, loopy.
Allah is with those who are brokenhearted.
brokenhearted. That's your moment.
When calamity strikes, the angels are saying are mean to any DUA and supplication that's going to come out of your mouth. What are you uttering at the time?
Is it a bad prayer? A good prayer? You're saying something good, Mashallah. I mean, I mean, I mean, the angels are saying, I mean, society, and the environment teaches you to swear, as soon as your car bash the car in front of you, the F is out, the B is out, the sh is out. And the new swear words, the D and the Zed and the H? I don't even know what those are, by the way, those are out.
And guess what the angels are saying? I mean, I mean, to add to what, come on, just say Alhamdulillah Allah Malacanang Allah bless me. Oh, Allah grant me. Imagine you wanted Oh, you bash the car. Because you know that the angels are saying I mean, so Allah helped me get a better job, love.
That sharp man, that's intelligent. Come on, guys.
My brothers, my sisters, when Allah loves you, He tests you.
He makes you turn to him. And he might not give you what you're asking for. Because he knows it's better for you not to have it. But you need to be convinced and keep going. Because at the end of the day, your conviction in Allah Alone would get you into Paradise by His mercy. And that's our ultimate goal.
What's the earth all about struggles.
So an aid organization was born out of the death of someone, because the parents felt that we needed to reach out to others. It extended to the degree that not only those who had that type of a disease, but all those who have health matters. I know we went to certain countries in Africa, into the hospitals, I was there personally paying the bills of those who couldn't afford to pay their booze.
And you should see what the expressions well. Imagine entering a board and telling them
well, we did our groundwork before in advance.
These guys can't pay their bills, what's the amount that's paid, and you're going to the admin and then you give them the receipt your bills been paid? What bills been paid, they start crying? Where did it come from? Came from your brothers and sisters in the UK.
We did cataract operations. We distributed hundreds if not 1000s of wheelchairs and simple wheelchairs, crutches.
food hampers to people struggling because of natural disasters.
Reaching out to people where there was calamity war, whatever else it may be building homes for them doing whatever it might have been because people like yourselves have reached out with even a pound even a pound a pound a day. A pound a day Imagine 365 In the year
impossible. You were to go out here in Leicester to a place and I don't want to name places because I might offend those who frequent other places mashallah, you know the politics here in Leicester
you can't say the name because why the other guys are gonna feel bad mashallah, okay, no problem.
You would spend 50 To 100 to 150 on desserts, desserts.
Your change can make a change.
Did you hear what I just said? You change loose change the two pound coin that you don't want to be in your pocket just leave it there where? In the tin Subhanallah you might argue I no longer have those. I just swipe my card
Subhanallah nowadays, I just show them my phone. You know?
I think you pay with the phone right? Subhanallah you can add a bit or
on your table there may be a little barcode on one of the pamphlets there. If you zoom into the barcode, it will give you an option
of making a change Subhanallah
my brothers my sisters that is Allah allowing you to be used in a good cause because many people's wealth is used for bad
Brother Shaquille had another child called Maria, and I'm going to end with this story.
Sometime later, Meriam had the same problem.
They diagnosed it early. Still, they couldn't get hold of the injection, that the previous child was part of
the trials, because why the NHS didn't allow it. And even if you paid for it, they didn't want you to take it for whatever reason it was.
And so here's a man, I've got the money, it's a very expensive injection treatment, I can't do this, I can't do that. And I'm stuck again. Second time can't be. That's when I got to know the brother. And I told him my brother, after I've heard what has happened, I want to tell you something, I have a guarantee from Allah for you. Not because I know directly, but I know through the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. If you have helped others, Allah will help you I tell you, Allah will not let you down. The man had tears in his eyes knowing that this man is just talking, he doesn't even know what on earth this disease is. I don't care what the diseases I'm telling you. If you've
helped others, Allah
will help you I remember my father
was once asked on radio station, you know, you have sons, how did you? How did they become scholars of the deen? And how what happened? You know what he said? And that to this day has motivated me to reach out to the world.
He says, throughout my life, he didn't he thought about it initially. And then he he answered very, you know, calmly, he says, throughout my life I've dedicated
to empowering and educating
those who can't afford it.
As for my children, Allah did it.
I did for Allah and Allah did for me. And Allah He I stand here in front of you. And there are people in the crowd who are friends of my father sitting here. And there are friends of my family seated here this evening. I stand here telling you Allah, He that's true. If I were to tell you, there are 1000s of people who have learned Quran and whatever else and whatever else, no payment, no nothing. And they've learned from this man. And what happened.
He said, I don't know what has happened to the children. But I know that Allah has empowered them. Allah has taken them I was busy doing something else for Allah. You want your children to have a good upbringing, worry about the children of others, not just yours. The problem with us, we worried about our own little kids. So what happens? The other kids who knows what might happen to them? Are you concerned about the broader community and society, that's where you're living, that's where your children are going to grow up, they're going to go to the school, you're forgetting that the environments are divided into two internal and external, no matter how powerful the house
environment is, the minute they step out, it's a disaster. Because you didn't bother about what was happening outside, there is no entertainment, I always tell people in the Islamic field, keep up to the technology of the age around in your society, because all the Haram is available with latest technology, and the halaal is nothing available. Now there is a little bit.
But imagine if we were on pop, every tick tock wouldn't just be a mom, it would be a lot of goodness, its effect.
May Allah Almighty grant us ease my brothers, my sisters, reach out to others, Allah will give you Allah will provide for you, Maria, the other child was also told the same thing. And because he wasn't able to get that he said, We need 100,000 signatures for it to pass through the NHS. I said, Don't worry, we'll do it. I'm sure with your help you saw me a few years ago, tweet about it and talk about it. And we need your signatures and all of you signed, and we had 300,000 signatures instead of 100,000. And they they spoke about it in the House of Commons. And so but time was ticking every day, the muscles are melting. So now what I said don't worry, brother, Allah will
grant you I'm telling you it will happen and I kept on and the brother was, you know, he knew deep down perhaps Allah, but what can you do? You're stuck. Someone needs to keep reminding you even if you're going to lose the child, but you need to have a positive attitude.
Until one day suddenly
he came across a trial of a new type of injection
in another country, and he managed to scrape in and they got the one injection as a trial. And guess what happened. The injection we were trying for and we all signed the petition for was only going to stop the atrophy which means if you lost the muscles in your legs, you're never going to walk ever in your life again. But it will stop there so it's not going to get worse. You see so basically
It's difficult because you've lost your legs or you've lost the muscles in your arms. You can't move them. But you're still alive.
Allah blocked that one guess why? Because the new one reversed the effects of the atrophy. And today it's known as if you Google it, the most expensive drug in the world, the most expensive medication or medicine in the world. That injection. I think it's about $2 million.
One injection 2.1 million.
And guess what? Meriam got it free of charge as a trial. Today, Maria is approximately three, four years old. And guess what? She's already taking her steps. The doctors are shocked. Surprised. Amazing. When I see the child I have tears because I know the whole story. And I said Shaquille, do you see the power of Allah He closed the first door he closed the second door, he closed the third door. He closed the fourth door because he knew when the fifth door flings open it's going to be bigger than all four doors put together. That's what Allah did.
Reminds me of something you know, sorry to talk about marriage and divorce. You go through one divorce you go through another divorce you depressed you go through another division you want to get married, then you go through a fourth one and guess what? The fifth the person you marry is like Subhanallah you've got heaven on earth. Was it worth it? It was damn worth it, Masha, Allah Subhana Allah isn't that good encouragement.
I have an elder brother who failed his own levels at one stage.
And they told him, You need to concentrate on past papers. He must have bought all the past papers that they were back in the day, and one after the other.
And he passed with flying colors. And I always said, You know what nobody's ever asked me. Hey, what did you get for all levels? Do you pass first time or second time? I could be whoever a person could be a qualified doctor who knows whether you pass first time or second time or third time? You've got a scalpel in your hand and you're about to do the operation. Hang on. Hang on. Doc, did you pass first time? Second time? How's your levels? What did you get for bio biology? No one's gonna say that it's over. But you were so depressed at the time I failed. Allah knows you're a good Muslim. That's what's important. So what have you failed once, twice? 10 times. It's okay. We're human
beings have some positive hope. Look at the story. Today we have a multi million pound organization reaching out to people Muslim, non Muslim and so many others across 25 countries and it's still growing with an with an immaculate reputation in this country with the charities commission and with everybody else. Mashallah. With a beautiful reputation such that we also bear witness to it.
As a result of what the death of a child and the sickness of another
isn't that a door to paradise? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease. I was meant to talk for 14 minutes, brother masuleh I'm so sorry. I, I normally don't overstep anymore. I used to do that years ago. Nowadays. It's to the minute, but just before I got up, I think you sent the brother a message and it said that Mufti take his time. I don't know what that means because I can go on up to Soho, mashallah
Allah bless you guys JazakAllah fate for coming. I hope that these few words have motivated us and I hope we can heal through helping others. Indeed it's an honor to help keep helping, and don't worry, Allah will open your doors and don't worry, no matter what you're going through, we are all here for you. We are here for you. We are part of an OMA we will help minimum is through our dua. O Allah make it easy for everyone who's struggling in whatever way they're struggling grant them ease and goodness or Allah from amongst us they're the sickly those who are elder LD elderly Oh Allah grant is crunchy fat cure to everyone. Those who've passed on have mercy on them. Akula kolyada sal Allahu
wa salam ala Baraka ala Nabina Muhammad