I’ve lost many friends in the last few days
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim my brothers and sisters,
would like to reach out to those who have lost loved ones and say to you, may Allah make it easy for you. May Allah grant you the patience required to go through the challenges that he has chosen for you. The loss that you have
had to bear May Allah make it easy for you to bear it. And may you be from among those who never question Allah.
For indeed questioning allies entering dangerous territory
May you be from among those who is reunited with your loved ones.
Very soon in general citadels May Allah grant and paradise and make it easy for them.
And I also want to reach out to those whose loved ones are not well or if you are not well, may Allah grant you cure May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for you and your loved ones.
May Allah grant you a miraculous recovery, the bulk of the people are recovering Mashallah. But in recent times, we've lost a lot of people.
Right now we're sitting in January 2021, and Subhan, Allah, Allah, Allah And I mean, things have gotten from bad to worse.
A lot of people are losing their lives, but Alhamdulillah we still praise Allah, that it could have been worse. The only sad thing is, for people whose loved ones
have perished passed away should I say?
It's not easy to console them. Especially for those I know who've lost multiple family members multiple within a short span of time or short space between each other.
And those who have had this virus and come out of it with a lot of health problems,
those who are struggling with health problems as a result of having recovered from the virus and that virus then leaves behind a little bit of negativity and you're still in the process of dealing with all of that it's not been easy. I've been following up with several people, people close to my heart. And to be honest, it's we make to offer you May Allah make it easy for you. Be strong, be steadfast and take it in your stride. Try and replenish. physiotherapy would help and a lot more in Sharla Z's. Similarly for those who have not been affected by it much Alhamdulillah thank Allah. But take your precautions. Take your precautions.
That is part of your Eman and part of your trust in Allah. He asks you to lock your door and then say I lay my trust in Allah He asks you to go out and work very hard and then see, or Allah grant me sustenance he asks you to do whatever he has given you the capacity to do before you actually lay everything to him. So at night when we recline, we've locked up everything we say Bismillah, Hidaka to Allah In the name of Allah I lay my trust in Allah. Same applies when you're driving, you take all the precautions you follow whatever rules you can, and then you say Bismillah Hito control Allah, Allah will take care of your home that you've left behind, you don't just leave the doors
open. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will also take care of you as you're driving. And then if death were meant to come to you, and it does come, you're not to blame number one and number two is you meet Allah subhanho wa Taala having fulfilled your role. So in sha Allah, that's something we must make sure that we are thankful to Allah for that has given us
reward in taking precautions. So let's not be negligent in Sharla we're witnessing what's happening, we're trying to process it
and inshallah, we will be able to learn a lot of lessons. I've lost a very, very close brother to me by the name of it for Brahim.
He was very good good friend of mine in his early 50s and SubhanAllah. One thing that was amazing about this brother and I'm sure it's happened to a lot of others where Allah made him take a greater interest in his connection with Allah, with the Koran with the messenger and the Sunnah, and his pondering over death for the last decade or more, and Subhanallah how his life changed. He was not so religious before but he became much more conscious of his maker and he became a person who would read his Salah in the first stuff for years on end. He wouldn't miss his the head good. As far as I know.
for years on end, and his fragile Salah, and he was always polite to everyone tried not to hurt the feelings of people. And he just became so loved by a large cross section of people. So much so that every year he used to go to Machu Aqsa in the Ramadan for decaf, and he spent a lot of time there, they knew him. And amazing how he started memorizing the Quran in his 40s. And then he was told by someone that you need to polish up your Tajweed. And he started doing that. And he was always keen on correct recitation, improving recitation, reading more and better and he he was tirelessly doing that. So good news to him. Subhan Allah, Allah took him away. And I was with him just before he
fell, Ill In fact, he messaged me two days after we were together, we spent the better part of two days together. Then, Two, Three days later, he messages me saying, You know what, I have tested positive. And I'm just letting you know, because it's my responsibility. And he was okay taking medication and so on. And suddenly he actually
took a turn for the worse, taken to a hospital and Mashallah, he was doing very well very well. And he was messaging me every day, he left a voice note for the people to tell them three things. And he said, If I die when I die, you know, this message should go far and wide. There were three things that he reminded people about, he says, firstly, build your connection with Allah by reading the Quran, and developing that bond with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Obviously, that would include your Salah, and your the translation of the Quran reading Quran, at least for a portion of,
you know, a small portion every day, every single day. Then the second message was developing your relation with the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And the third message is understanding that this life is temporary and our our abode is actually the hereafter.
He made it to Allah Houma. And this is assuming that you are basically fill mode to a female battle mode. Allahumma basically fill mode Oh Allah grant me Baraka and blessings in depth. And we're female battle mode and grant me Baraka and blessings. after my death, after the death, whatever is to come, make it easy for me and bless me in every way.
And it's amazing how the brother passed away. I had told him that I'm traveling, I will be back on Monday, just after nine o'clock. And guess what we said we will meet in Sharla. Monday, just after nine o'clock, I got a message when I landed, came home. And I received a message to say our brother is no more
passed away. No more meaning he's not going to be here in the dunya. But he is still
going to be reunited with us and all his loved ones in Sharla very shortly. So that was pretty sad. It's normal to be sad. It's normal to cry. It's normal to feel that emptiness and we just don't question Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the reason I wanted to mention the story of irif is because to pay tribute to my friend, and many others have passed on also my friends I've had people close to me more than one person passed on from the families within a short space of time. And some Hannah law others who sadly left but this brother, a good example of how Allah made him change his life prior to him dying
by a decade, more than a decade, where he became so regular and he changed his life. It's like Allah saying, You know what, I love you so much. I'm gonna get you connected to me.
The Koran, the son of the prophets of Salaam, fulfilling the rights of others, becoming a very good person, loved by a lot of people and then come on, it's time to go. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. It's time to go. Imagine going in such a beautiful way. And it's just amazing. May Allah make it easy for his family and the families of all those who have lost loved ones, my brothers and sisters.
Like I said, it costs nothing to take a few precautions. do so for the sake of Allah and for the sake of helping saving lives on a Yamaha Africa nama NASA Jamia? You know, whoever saves the life is equivalent to the one who saved entire humanity. You might be healthy though.
around you may not survive if they are affected by something you had. And I do know that there are still some people arguing about
saying that, oh, a disease cannot be contagious in Islam. And that's not that's not correct. That is actually inaccurate. They can, they can jump as much as they want. They are wrong. The professor Salaam clearly tells us when there is a plague somewhere or, you know, outbreak of diseases of this nature. Don't go in or out of the place where it is the fact right now is it's all over the globe. So basically, you're in this globe. But if it were in one place, why would the professor Selim say if there was nothing contagious ever, that don't go you know, don't come out. And that's an undisputed narration. Another narration says stay at home. That's also correct narration. Another
narration says, as a healthy person should not,
you know, go into the presence of the one who is sick with this contagious disease. You know, that's a hadith in Sahih al Bukhari actually.
may Allah make us responsible people who care for the entire oma? And not just because you're healthy, and perhaps you haven't been affected? So you say that this is a whole hoax. And this is all nothing, and so on. Remember, there are people who've died, there are people who have lost many, many I know of a family, everyone passed away besides a six year old, what are you going to tell them? This is a hoax, they will lose the man they will lose belief faith, if you tell them that there's nothing like this is just a joke, you know, Stubblefield law, let's be a little bit more responsible the way we speak in Sharla.
So May Allah make it easy for every one of us and grant us all his protection? And for those who are struggling with this disease, may Allah grant you cure? May Allah grant you shifa, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for you. Remember, I always say so panela while you're taking your medications, remember the sooner medication is the best, that have the black seed oil that have a little bit of honey tumeric a few other things that we have
from among the remedies. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all a positive feeling, always. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala take us away when he is happiest with us. I mean, I mean, my brothers and sisters, those were just a few words I thought I'd share with you. Many people take a turn in their lives towards Allah before they pass away, that's a gift of Allah. But sometimes some people take a turn away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's not a good thing. So let's remember, try to become a better person, you never know how long you have to live. Many people may not make it
to see the end of this year. And who knows your the number of sujood you're going to make may already be just a handful. So make sure the quality of it is good. Make sure you don't miss them. And make sure you worship Allah to the best of your ability. Because if you were to know the date of death, and the way you're gonna die, or just when you're gonna die, and someone told you it's sometime this year.
How would that change your life?
How would that change your life? If someone told you listen to my sister, you only have one month? That's it?
How would that change your life? Well, if that would change your life in a positive way. If you're told, trust me, it's worth changing your life. Now. I don't know when I'm going to go honestly. And you don't either. But that's going to be a good day, inshallah. a day when we return to Our maker by his will. May Allah forgive all of us and grant us general Fidel shukran for listening. Baraka Luffy coma kuroko Cody holla was Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad