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Trust in Allah During Trying Times
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy here Jemaine we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. We send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala, to bless them, to bless every one of us, and to grant us every form of goodness, I mean,
my beloved brothers and sisters, when a person falls, Ill
immediately many people would actually think to themselves, let me take a little bit of medication, let me see what I could do, let me perhaps have something that I might have within the house and inshallah I will feel better, very soon. And then they find that they're not getting better.
And so what happens is they think to themselves, let me visit the doctor. Or let me speak to someone else. And they've either visit the doctor or speak to a professional. And what would happen at that particular time, they feel reassured within themselves when the doctor diagnosis, the problem they have and tells them that you need to have this medication or that medication it is prescribed and Mashallah they would make their way to the pharmacy or wherever they're going to get that medication and they will start the course. And psychologically they begin to feel that they're having something and they may even give a bit of feedback to the doctor to say I'm feeling worse, I'm feeling better,
There comes a time when even that doesn't help. And the reason why Allah subhanho wa Taala allows a believer to go through certain stages at times, is in order for us to realize that the mistake was right at the beginning.
The minute we fall, Ill the minute calamity strikes, the first thing we need to do is turn to Allah.
He Ghana and Buda a Ghana staring so many times a day we repeat you alone, we worship you alone, we ask for help. I will worship Allah alone and I will ask for Allah for help. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will then facilitate for me, Allah subhanho wa Taala will then facilitate for me and grant me the ability to do that which is correct to do that which is filled with blessing from every angle.
There is no point in being cured medically and physically, when spiritually we are in we are sick, when religiously we are far away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So mankind due to his weakness starts off on the wrong side by relying primarily upon the medication or the doctor or whoever else it may be or himself or his expertise, or whatever he's read or knows and nowadays, even on Google Subhanallah so you find Allah is removed from the equation. And this is where we falter. The difference between a believer and one who does not believe is that the believer primarily turns to Allah, before everything we say. Bismillah we are taught that when you leave the house, you say
Bismillah he will come to Allah In the name of Allah. I lay my trust in Allah, and we would lock the door. Thereafter, whatever you're doing, if it is anything of importance, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, could Lama Lin Lamia, that fee be Bismillahi for Hua Akbar, anything that you're going to do, if you haven't started it with Bismillah, it is going to be cut. Chopped, chopped means the blessing of it, the reward of it, the goodness of it, even if physically you achieve some form of success, because you remove the love from the equation. That was the mistake you made and therefore the blessing will be snatched away. The goodness is snatched away. You and I
know that we are going through trying times trying times not just because of the virus that has overtaken the globe but people are losing jobs. People are struggling with anxiety, people are struggling with a lot of difficulty and hardship. People are struggling in such a way that they're losing their loved ones and their properties and a lot of other things to panela I know of people who've recovered from the virus but they have other health issues. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant them mercy. May Allah make it easy for them and for all of us. I mean, we tend to Allah and Allah at times makes every plan that we have fail because we haven't added him into the equation and we
haven't put him into it.
Yet, so place Allah in your equation we ask Allah and when we ask Allah Allah allows us indeed and he requires from us that we do whatever he has placed within our capacity to do to achieve what we believe, is beneficial. And this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
is Allah Mayan foulke work hard towards what you believe is beneficial for you, then leave it to Allah subhanho wa Taala if I would like a job, I cannot, I need to strike a balance between two things. One is just to go out and look for a job and remove a lot from the equation without saying Bismillah without making my Salah perhaps to make dua to Allah Oh Allah I'm going out today for a job make it easy for me let me get a job in a good place helped me to go to the right people helped me with the right
you know, environment and so on, then you go out. And when when you go out, you actually are going to be guided by Allah. But if you remove the law, like the one extreme, where people just go out and there is no Allah in the equation, they didn't do anything. In that case, there will be no Baraka in the job, there will be no Baraka in the surroundings, there will be no barakah in what you may earn because where is Allah the owner of sustenance in your equation, he's supposed to be featuring number one there. And so the other extreme is those who say I lay my trust in Allah. So after Salatu fudger I'm going to sit on the masala perhaps do a little bit of Vicar, and then I will go to bed
and recline up to salata Lahore, and if it is meant the job will come to me, someone will miraculously know that I need a job. And someone will miraculously bring the job here to me at home. That's the other extreme. It's called tawakkol, tawakkol and tawakkul there is a difference between the two that I will get to in a few moments. So a min is one who strikes the balance everything we related to Allah and we thank him for giving us energy, a capacity, a brain, a mind, a system and environment, a neighborhood people whom we know or people whom we will get to know because we will make an effort after we say Bismillah In the name of Allah. I say In the name of Allah and I make an
effort to go to the masjid. I don't just sit back and relax and say, I'll get there if it was written. That's foolish. It is said that a man wants came to America
or he was brought to America as a meal of them meaning
and he had stolen so he was about to be punished. But he was a clever person he says Alomar or amuro. Meaning How can you punish me when it was written that I was going to steal. So I'm going to upload the Allahu anhu says very beautifully. He says while it was written that we were going to punish you as well, some Han Allah, as simple as that. So you cannot blame the tech deal of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the predestiny of one thing that may have led to another thing when Allah gave you the capacity and the mind and the ability to do or not to do if that was the case, there would be no point in any one of us fulfilling Salah or any better because Allah already knows who is going
to go to Jenna and who is going to go to jahannam? What's the point of doing deeds? Well, the point of doing deeds is you and I don't know where we're going to go. So Allah says, We've kept it a mystery for you. Although we may know, that doesn't mean we imposed upon you not to do things, if you chose with the choice we gave you. Allah gave us a limited choice. If you use that limited choice in a way that was foolish, you pay the price. And this is why Allah is going to question and ask, it would be unfair for anyone to ask you why you did something when they forced you to do it. It would be very unjust. But what is justice is when Allah has given you a limited choice, and he
asks you to use that choice in a beautiful way. And you made an effort, you strove to use that choice in a beautiful way, then Allah subhanho wa Taala would definitely question you how you use your choice and reward you for that which you chose, which was good. So at times a person falls ill. And one thing didn't work. The next thing didn't work. The third thing didn't work. as intelligent as you thought you were
speaking to the doctors with this crisis, many of them will confirm
that they don't know what's going on at times. They've tried everything and they realize that you know what, it's not in their hands, they can only dry but it's Allah subhanho wa Taala who grants the effect of the medication. That's true. Look at how many people having exactly the same medication for the same diagnosis. It works on some it doesn't work on some that is the power of Allah. Allah is just showing us how helpless we are and how he is or believes that he will
So what is of importance is for us to realize this balance what Allah, Allah can Oh
Meaning, if you are true believers, then you would lay your trust in Allah in the correct sense Subhan Allah, what is the meaning of the correct sense that what could we have attached deed on the calf to what could what could means,
do whatever is in your capacity, God given capacity, Allah given capacity in order to ensure What do you would like and lay your trust in Allah.
Look at use of Allah His salatu salam, when his father was speaking to his brothers, and the brothers were going back to the palace of the minister in order to to get their rations. He says, Oh, my son's, there are 11 of you. So many I fear the evil eye Subhan Allah, I fear the evil eye. So if you're all going to enter from one gate, and they see 11, handsome youngsters, all looking similar, all walking through the same door, perhaps evil, I may affect you in one way or another. So what he says, He says, well, Carl, I have any shadow who know me by being a
wonderful human being.
He says, All My Children, don't enter from one door, enter from all separate doors, let them not recognize that you're all part of one big family Mashallah tabarrok Allah, and he says, You know what, I hold nothing. if Allah wills anything, I have nothing that will hold it back. But we obviously have to lay our trust. So he says, I lay it out, can I do I have now laid my trust in Allah. He took his precautions by doing what he told his children a few things. He says, Look, I fear you might take this child, this other brother, and he might disappear.
When they gave him the promises, and then he gave them advice, how to enter the door and what to do. And then he said, Now I've laid my trust in Allah. Allah hit our culture, why Allah He finally Otto kaelin Muto, Caillou.
And he says, Indeed, those who are the layers of trusts should lay their trust only in him in Allah, you want to lay your trust in some one, it should only be Allah, ultimate trust is laid in Allah. We do know that if a little child looks at the parent, a little person looks at someone bigger. A person who's working for you looks at you, as a boss or as a, when I say as a boss. I mean, as someone who's slightly above them in authority, or in wealth, or whatever else, they say, look, I trust you and I know this, what they mean is, I only trust you within the limits that Allah has given you. Beyond that, it's Allah whom I ultimately really trust for me and for you, Subhan Allah.
So Allah gives everyone a little capacity. If you take a look at use of alayhis salam story, it's amazing because right at the beginning, he tells his son, don't even narrate this dream to the others Why? That's part of taking precautions, Subhana Allah, something bad will happen, perhaps, if you just relate this dream and guess what, lo and behold, Allah wanted it to be as much as he told his child, the innocent child told the brothers and as a result, Subhana Allah, there was the evil plot that was planned against him. But the lesson learned is, didn't speak about it. Demeter iacobelli salam say that Oh, my son, don't narrate this dream, to your own brothers, as a
precaution. Subhana Allah, but Allah still let something happen. And one thing went wrong, according to us, but it was not wrong according to Allah.
The human mind looks at it as a negativity that was the beginning of the positivity. Allah creates positives out of a negative, what seems negative to you is a positive to Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you are a believer and you lay your trust in Allah, nothing can go wrong. Look at the battles when the prophets Allah seldom was in the Battle of Orford and Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed so many verses, and Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us at the time of war, he says those believers who took part in that war, Allah says, they were promised one of the two good things that his name used in the Quran, one of two good things is going to happen to them. What are one of those two good things,
you lay your trust in Allah, you either achieve victory which is temporary in this world, or you achieve martyrdom which is everlasting. So panela it is success. You're a believer, you don't look at it negatively. It's a trying time. It's a test. It's a difficulty, but our job polyamory more
mean if in the umbra hula, hula how amazing are the affairs of a true believer For indeed all his or her affairs are good. If something bad happens physically to us, as we human beings would look at, we would consider it to be the decree of Allah, it was a good thing we bear patients, and the patients will result in us being rewarded in measurably and if something good according to us happened, where we achieved what we thought we wanted to achieve. As humankind, we make what is known as sugar. We thank Allah we don't become haughty. We don't become arrogant we don't become people who think they are mighty and so on. We understand this was from Allah, it is also temporary.
But Allah has given us this gift. And so we will become even closer to Allah. My brothers and sisters, when Allah gives you something become closer to him. That's a sign of a believer. When Allah takes away something from you become closer to him. That's a sign of a believer, when anything has happened to you, if it resulted in you coming closer to Allah, it was a gift of Allah, be it positive or negative from a human perspective. And when anything drives you away from Allah, no matter how positive it looked like from a human perspective, it was very negative because it drifted you away from Allah, perhaps it could be a punishment. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So a
true believer, during trying times lays his or her trust solely and only in Allah to begin with understanding that Allah alone is an absolute control, nothing happens except by the will of Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah,
Allah who like us, you should know that if the whole nation all the people gather to benefit you by a little they will never be able to benefit you unless Allah has written it for you look at the people who want to cure the sick and Ill during this virus, if it is not meant to be it will never happen you can bring the top specialists with the top medications with the top apparatus or machinery or whatever equipment they call it, whatever else it may be, if Allah has not written for you to be helped, it will not even say hello to you Subhana Allah
and if Allah has written for harm not to reach you it will never reach you the same Hadith says he Alam you should know an umatilla legitimate if the entire nation and according to one translation if all the nations get together in order to harm you
know we just Amara tala ano de roca ba with a small thing. Let me know Rocha, Alabama, Calcutta, Baba lava lake, they will not be able to harm you except by that which Allah has written against you. Now, does that mean I need to sit back and say well, if Allah is written, it will come if Allah is not written, it won't come. part of the plan of Allah is you need to use that God given or like I said, Allah given capacity that you have to do your bit, either attempt to protect yourself to the best of your ability that was given by Allah.
It doesn't mean that's denying the trust in Allah, we lay our full trust in Allah. Look at the Prophet Muhammad sallahu wa sallam, the Battle of the trench was a great calamity. It was a test, a very trying time difficult that the army was coming of the Meccans. But what did he do, he didn't just sit back, they dug a trench around a lot of Madina munawwara in order to save or protect them, meaning they didn't just sit back and relax and say, You know what, I'm the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, these are Sahaba, who are the highest of the lot, which is true. They didn't say it. So now we're just going to sit back and wait and Allah will protect us yet Allah will
definitely protect them. But Allah wants you to play a small bit, and then say, you know what, Oh Allah, I'm so weak, I could only do X amount given meaning by your, by the energy, you gave me the ability you gave me the common sense that you gave me the logic that you gave me. I can only play a small role here. But you are the one who gave me that power in the first place. Accept it from me and grant me the protection or whatever I am trying to achieve by your ultimate power. That's what it is. May Allah grant us ease. These are so many examples. In the day to day lives of the prophets of Allah. May Allah peace and blessings be upon all of them, and the man the companions of
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam every day this you will find so many examples
of the rough man even now for the Allahu anhu when he came into Madina, munawwara as a person who had just made the hedger up, he was an intelligent businessman, but he had nothing with him, when people offered him half of their wealth and so on and so forth.
You know, his own level refused to take a handout from someone, although it was not wrong. And you know what he says? He says, the loony Allah, So
show me to the market. Where is the market here? Let's see where it is. He went to the market at the end of that day he came back with some profits. So planula What did he do? He obviously bought and sold, he did something and he made an effort he went out Subhan Allah. That's why the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim speaks about sustaining people in hardship. The same way Allah sustains a bird. So many people who don't understand the difference between tawakkol and tawakkol. They think for themselves, well, here's the Hadith Allah says no, and Nikita Kelowna Allah La Hakata wakulla la raza Kakuka, Morocco. If you are to lay your trust truly in Allah in the proper sense, he will feed
you the way he feeds a bird.
So they stopped there. And they say, Well, look, he feeds the bird, so he's gonna feed me That's it. But they didn't end the Howdy. They didn't continue what did the processor lamb say in the next sentence, he says, Do hemolysin water obey. That is the most important part of the Hadith. He says the bird leaves its nest early morning, going out in search for food and comes back in the evening with a full belly of food.
That means if you lay your trust in Allah, truly, you will make an effort, like the bird makes an effort and Allah will sustain you with what is sufficient for you for that day. That's what the Hadith means. And sometimes Allah has mercy He gives you more than that. People have one business deal that can keep them going for a whole year Subhan Allah, but that's Allah Who gave it to you Allah. So let's not think for a moment that we should be people who lay our trust in Allah without
putting into play what Allah has given us. In terms of ability, limited ability, you must put it into play. So tawakkol is when you lay your trust without tying the camera. And the work is when you lay your trust after having tied the camera Bismillah I locked my door. I i armed the alarm. And I walked into the market with my car locked and I said to kill to Allah. When I come back and I see that the window has been smashed, and my belongings have been stolen. I say Alhamdulillah in the law here in LA Rajon All praise is due to Allah. Indeed we all belong to Allah and we're going to return to Him. I start off with praising Allah, because now I know what happened. That was Allah's gift to
me, Allah blessing for me, testing me, we're going to take away from you. How are you going to react? That's what it is. So Allah says, We will take away from you, how will you react?
But for a person who refuses that and says, Look, I will leave my windows open, my door won't be locked. Nothing can happen except by the will of Allah, you're fooling yourself by adding a false statement to a true statement. So handle as simple as ABC. We lock our doors at night, Mashallah, what do we do? Lock it and you know that they can break it, it's just a deterrent, they can damage it and destroy it in a flash of an eye, you know, in the blink of an eye. But, you know, I've laid my trust in Allah and guess what you read your ayatul kursi. You read your, what we call the three pools, the Mojave that and cool and pseudo Tesla's and a few other two hours and you sleep like a
log until a little fragile, because you know, you've left it in the hands of Allah as a human, you did whatever was possible now, don't struggle with anxiety all night tossing and turning. Did you not lay your trust in Allah? Yes. Did you do whatever you could? Yes. Now have a good sleep. Subhan Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah mean, the same applies with sickness and disease, people are becoming anxious, struggling with anxiety, what's going to happen? What's not going to happen? I got it, and I didn't get it and so on. Do you know what if you're going to think that way, you're going to probably get more sick and Ill then you should have Subhana Allah and you are to blame? Because lay
your trust in Allah? Did you not take a few precautions? Yes, we are humans, we cannot go beyond a certain point. We can only take a certain amount of proportion of precaution. And after that, you know what if it's gonna come to you, it will come to you. And if it does come to you, at that point, say Alhamdulillah Allah has given you a gift. He wants you to bear patience. And guess what, if Allah has written that these are going to be your last days, there's nothing you're going to do that's going to change that. But you need to go back to Allah knowing that you're going to answer a lot to say, You tried your best to look after yourself.
With the capacity given to you by Allah, like I said, limited capacity given to you by Allah. Allah says, How did you look after the amount of the body that I gave you, so you're going
To say, I didn't smoke, I didn't drink, I didn't do anything that would harm my body. And when there was a plague, I took a few precautions to the best of my ability in a way that was not displeasing to you. And thereafter, it still got me. And after that, I still died. SubhanAllah if you if you die having committed suicide, you will be questioned, why did you do that? But if you die, without having played a role in it, or having done whatever you should have in order to protect yourself and you still died, you're never going to be questioned? Why did you die? Subhana Allah, why did you kill yourself because you didn't allow on the Day of Judgment is only going to ask you questions
rotating around one thing. Wherever we gave you a choice. How did you use it? There's no other questions. We gave you a choice to get up for fudger or not. You didn't get up, you didn't set your alarm, you will lazy Why?
If we didn't give you a choice, then Allah is not going to ask you about that things happening around you or with you that you have absolutely no choice regarding or no role to play allows, we're going to ask you, why did you do that? Because he knows I didn't even give you a choice. Why were you born in this country? That's not a question I was going to ask you because Allah didn't give you you know, the choice in that regard.
So remember, my brothers and sisters, we lay our trust in Allah and Allah alone, we know whatever happens will happen only from Allah and whatever comes in our direction will definitely come if Allah has wielded and written it indeed. But let's not be foolish by using that statement which is so true, to be negligent, and to be people who don't care and don't bother. Remember to turn to Allah. Remember to fulfill your duty unto Allah with the basics such as Salah, such as your dress code, such as the Quran, the vicar of Allah, the remembrance of Allah. This morning, I received a message from a brother, who swears that what helped him was the recitation of Surah Al Baqarah. And
listening to Surat Al Baqarah, when his fever was so high, and according to what he says, He says, I promise you, that's what brought my fever down. Imagine the conviction, beautiful. Imagine the yaqeen amazing. I'm sure he's taken other things, and perhaps other medication and so on. But for him, what really worked was that sort of bacara SubhanAllah. That's what would happen to us. If I make a dua to Allah, before I take medication, or even after I've taken the medication. I said, Well, I've taken this medication, but I trust you that you will, you will make this work on me. And you will kill me by your cure. Allah will give you the cure. And I've told you that there are people
diagnosed with the same disease, taking the same medication works on some does not work on some the power of Allah, that's what it is. The qudra believe in this program, we are meaning
nothing bad can happen to a true believer, have you thought of it. Nothing bad can ever happen to a true believer. It's only good.
That's confirmed in the Hadith of the Prophet Salaam and his entire life. He never complained to Allah so much. So that in part, if he didn't take it as a bad thing, it was a good thing. Although for us, it was terrible. We would go to war for that. But the prophet SAW Selim given the opportunity and the chance, he says, Oh Allah, my mission here is to deliver the message of yours to these people. Oh Allah guide my people, they don't know what they're doing. Allahumma de comida in whom?
Oh, Allah, guide my people. They don't know what they're doing. Oh Allah, if you haven't written guidance for them written write it for their offspring. It worked. Did you know that at a time of calamity, at a time that is very trying and testing the angels keep saying mean mean? mean waiting for you to open your mouth? Did you ever know that in the Hadith of the prophets of Salaam, he says make a good do are the angels are saying I mean, so when suddenly you have a big accident.
For example, if you're a person who hasn't had children for 10 years, as soon as that accident happens, you know, the angels are saying I mean, say Allah blessed me with offspring. People might think he was such a fool. You're not a fool you seizing the opportunity of an amine of the angels to make another do out that may not be connected to what exactly happened. But because you know, it's a calamity. It's a moment of do as being accepted. The angels are about to say I mean, the last thing you want to say is Oh, Shabbat. Allah protect us. It's a fact we've been trained to say the worst of words something bad happens we swear F's and Bs. The angels are saying mean I mean, I mean, what are
you wasting that for? Why are you wasting it so man Allah, don't waste it. Make dua minimum is Allahu Akbar Alhamdulillah in Allah
la hora de Lune.
ask Allah for goodness. And remember, that was planned by Allah unless you were foolish, it was still in the decree of Allah but you're to blame. So the plan of Allah is always there. When you have had a role to play and you haven't played it, you are to blame. Allah will hold you accountable, responsible. That's the whole reason of creating Jana and Jana. But if you have had no role to play, the decree of Allah will still come to pass, but in a way that you would not be held accountable for that particular thing, because you had no role to play in it.
In the law, this is the balance that needs to be understood when it comes to tawakkol and tawakkol. A man comes to the messenger sanlam He says, I trust Allah completely on messenger. Now Should I tie my camel and trust Allah? Or should I let my camel loosens trust Allah, the process, Allah knows that whatever is gonna happen to that camel is still gonna happen anyway. Because it's written right? He says, kill her from Metallica. lalala tie it then say I lay my trust in Allah.
Although the promises Allah knew for a fact, that nothing can ever happen to this camel, except what Allah has written for it, he knew that it did not negate the fact that you got to take that precaution. Subhana Allah
May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow us to understand things now let me continue a little bit further. You tried whatever you could you did whatever you could and you laid your trust in Allah you made your do our you did your Quran you did your allow you you cried at the time of the Hadoop you you did whatever you could you became a good person you repented to Allah because my brothers and sisters repentance brings about a lot of Baraka and blessings. If the Quran has spoken about one act of worship, that brings about almost anything in everything from the mercy of Allah, it is indeed definitely got to do with is still far seeking the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But now
that you've done everything there, if my brothers and sisters, calamity strikes,
understand, Allah has said, we will test you with so many things, and calamity will strike and a lot of things will happen to you that you did not want to happen to you. Because life is a test. When I speak to little children and even some of the youth and adults about life being a test, they say how can you prove to me that Allah created us to test us? Well, I always say there's a simple response to that. Nothing that's happening is happening according to your liking Allah, everything that comes is according to the liking of Allah, Who you are is not even according to what you wanted. It's what Allah wanted. So when an examiner is asking you questions, you don't have a role to play in
preparing those questions. It's from him, you have no say in anything from that, you know, this is a test. Because if it was not a test, Allah would have given me everything I wanted how I wanted, he would have asked me before I was born to say, hang on, just choose where do you want to go? You know, go here or there. And where would you like to be? You know, Subhana Allah, he never did that. Because he knows it's a test. We're only sending you for whatever reason he wants to test us. I may never understand fully. Why exactly. He wants to test us. But I know he wants to give us Jenna.
And he wants us to go back to him. And when we meet him, we will know everything by the will of Allah. We don't we know for a fact sophisticated human beings also pass away the most intelligent from amongst us also pass away. The top doctors from amongst us have gone Subhan Allah, may Allah grant us ease. So if calamities still strikes, you need to know that was a test from Allah, you need to pass the test. Don't ever question the decree of Allah. Thank Allah, let it be a means of drawing you closer to Allah through all your ibadah and staying away from sin and engaging in is still far still
become a better person and you need to know
only follows the darkest hours of the night. You've lost your job, you don't know where the next morsel is going to come from. It's okay. You're not the first person that that is happening to and you're not going to be the last person that that is happening to you need to adjust your life you need to make sure you've prepared for a rainy day and at the same time if push comes to shove, Allah will grant you do your best Allah will open your doors. I've met a lot of people who've said we've adjusted our lifestyle Alhamdulillah good news to you, my brother, my sister, it is nothing to be embarrassed about when you need to sell your motor vehicle. You might need to sell your house in
order to live in rented accommodation for a while. If you are too embarrassed to do that you are the one who's going to struggle. But if it's come to that, very sadly from a human
perspective there is sadness. But from a spiritual religious perspective, there is excitement if allow wanted this from me Alhamdulillah when I was much younger,
I visited one of my stats, one of my lecturers who had lost a leg in an accident
in the hospital, and I remember standing around and they were asking him what happened. And he says, Alhamdulillah I lost, my leg was amputated, and hamdulillah. And, you know, I felt at that moment, and not just me a few others also, that I think he's saying the wrong word. You know, when you're young, and you don't know, and someone's just lost a leg in this and hamdulillah I lost my leg. And you think is this guy crazy? He's supposed to say, a stop, viola, I lost my leg, or he's supposed to say something else, you know, but he says Alhamdulillah so we asked him, Why, why Alhamdulillah he says, I've used this leg to walk to the masjid for 35 years ago, how many years but for so many
years, and in Alhamdulillah, Allah gave me this organ, that I've never used to disobey Him. And He took it away. When it's time was up, I think Allah for that.
He didn't allow me to do harm with this. Before he took it away. La Ilaha Illa. Imagine the type of yaqeen this man's got the imagine the type of connection with Allah, he's got a leg you lost? Well, he said to us, you know what, I could get another one, I could get a, you know, one of those artificial limbs, and it will be connected, and we will walk with it at one stage. It's not like it's the end of the world. How many of us are ready to accept what has struck us with such positivity? If you do, you will still lead a life up to the point of your death. But the only thing is the quality of it will improve tremendously. Because your connection with Allah has improved the
quality of your life. If you're going to be depressed about it, and you're in bed, and you're embarrassed to meet people because of this that happened to you, and you're so you will, you are the one who's going to struggle with all sorts of difficulty and hardship. The Baraka is snatched away from your life simply because you didn't surrender to what Allah has chosen for you.
Some people if Allah gives them wealth, they will turn away from the deen and others if Allah makes them poor, they will turn away from the deen. And the opposite is true. Some people when Allah takes away from them, they get closer to him. And some people when Allah gives them they get closer to him. So Allah says in the Quran that all human beings have a different paths that they will tread upon. Allah makes it easy for them to tread upon the certain path a path of goodness, may Allah make it easy for us to tread upon a path of ease in a way that our relationship with him is at its best, and our life on earth is also beautiful and smooth sailing to a great degree or bana attina. Fifth,
dounia, Asana wolfin, affinity Hashanah, joaquina. Either Heaven, Oh ALLAH and this is the best jar you could make. Oh Allah, Allah, grant us goodness in this world, goodness in the hereafter.
That's what man wants man wants goodness everywhere he goes on, like, give me the best year, give me the best thing Allah will give you by the will of Allah. Sometimes Allah knows that something you don't think is the best for you is actually the ultimate best for you. And something you think is good for you is not at all good for you. So he either gives or doesn't give based on his love for you and his connection, your connection with him actually. And it wouldn't be wrong for us to say his connection with you because Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in a hadith could see whoever comes to me a little bit I come to him even more. Whoever comes to me a hand spent I come to him a whole
foot whoever comes to me walking I come to him rushing, I will always give you more than what you've asked from me. Subhana Allah, you connect with Allah, Allah connects with you. And one Hadith that's actually really made me ponder, amazing, amazing Hadith where the prophets of Salaam told his companions he says, you know,
man, I have balika Allah.
Allah Holy cow, Akbar, Allahu Akbar, whoever
loves and is looking forward to the meeting with Allah.
Allah is looking forward to the meeting with him or her. Amazing.
Whoever is looking forward to the meeting with Allah. Have you thought of meeting with Allah? Have you thought of meeting him? Have you thought of going back to him? Have you thought of talking to him? Subhan Allah, if you're looking forward to the meeting with Allah, guess what? The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Allah is looking forward to the meeting with you. How, how
amazing. I can't believe meaning we believe it is added. But I imagine imagine a Wii Wii VIP and you are nothing compared to that person. This is
An example. And you're looking forward to meeting them and they are looking forward to meeting you. The excitement is the other way. Because who am I? Am I nothing man?
Imagine Allah, when in law Hill, methanol, Allah, the example of Allah is always higher, whatever we've just said, is obviously only to bring you closer to the minds of the people. But when that happens, and Ally's looking forward to meeting with you imagine, I can't, you know, I sit and I think about it. And I tell myself, imagine a large crowd of people and you picked up from that particular crowd and you take them forward and you brought to Allah. And Allah says, I was looking forward to meeting you. I know how much of Salah you did for me. I know how much you worship me how much you trusted me how much you endured from what I put in your path. Here is your agenda. Allahu
Akbar. Allah granted to us, the calamities of this world will continue until the world comes to an end itself. The world will come to an end, everything will come to an end. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says we will reward you take it in your stride. Don't lose hope. It's not the end of everything. No, what's the worst case scenario for people? for us as human beings who are weak, we say, well, the worst thing is, I might die. That's actually the best thing for a believer
to have for two min and mo to. The Prophet Muhammad Salam says the gift of a true believer is death. Imagine when you die after having led the life of obedience to Allah trying, you're a human, don't forget you're a human being, you will falter. But you will also repent immediately. And make amends regarding your relationship with Allah. And then guess what? The day you pass on, if you started that day with Salatin fudger May Allah strengthen us. If you started that day with the law of the Quran with goodness with a good plan, and so on and come 10 o'clock and you just pass away? Do you really think you're going to go to an evil place a bad place, or you're going to be the happiest
soul ever, ever, ever? Subhana Allah, eternity, we all have to go.
Don't let these temporary trials of the dunya distract you don't.
May Allah strengthen all of us, my brothers and sisters, if you have people who are sick and ill or if you are unwell, do whatever you can. But don't ever remove Allah from that equation. Call out to Allah make dua to him, ask him, connect yourself with the Quran, connect yourself with Allah, go to sudo Take your time in sujood. And you know what Allah will calm you down. And you need to know ultimately, your time of returning to Allah is fixed, there's no chance that that's going to change. Even if this virus had not come onto this earth, your time is your time. You were going to go anyway, be it a heart attack, be it a murder, be it whatever else it may have been, you are going to
there is a silver lining to all of this and that is those who have passed on
with a with this virus insha Allah they would be considered martyrs.
Because we're totally helpless. We're watching and witnessing we're seeing and Subhanallah life is just being snatched away in front of our eyes. You're a believer, you surrender to Allah, Allah says, Give you agenda
and for a martyr, resurrected with a certain category of people,
with the other martyrs with the other friends of Allah, with the companions with the messengers, with those who are truthful, those whom Allah loves.
I always think of Hajj I've made Hajj quite a few times. And normally the general public, all of us we walk in and we wait our turn, and we stand in the queues. And we actually have so much to do, and there are millions of people usually, and we're just one
in a few million to 3 million, sometimes more.
Imagine if you
someone who was given preferential treatment just in this world, and you had your own little system with your own little bubble of people, and you had to go separately and you were okay. And people watch a what's happening to this guy here and you just you just straight through, everything's happening. You would feel relatively important. May Allah protect us, I say protect us from pride, haughtiness, but you would feel important. Imagine the day of judgment and imagine it often. If you want that status, it's not so difficult. You just need to be the best possible version of yourself as a movement as a believer
and allow our grant that to allow
give you something amazing, Allah will make you a VIP on the Day of Judgment. There is a special area, a special area that the Prophet Muhammad wa salam speaks about, on the Day of Judgment where it's going to be very, very hot, the sun will be so close to the heads of the humankind, that they're going to be drowning in their sweat, but there's going to be a special area, which will be shaded by Allah Himself. And certain categories of people will be there strive to be from among at least one of those categories.
You might want to research more about that particular Hadith, the Hadith of the seven categories of people who will be granted the shade of the Day of Judgment.
May Allah grant us that particular shade, I mean, so my brothers and sisters, I pray, that we can enforce and reinforce our trust in Allah. And we understand the plan of Allah. And we understand it, obviously, to a degree that he has explained it to us
that we have a role to play. And still, that does not negate that we trust Allah completely, completely. And let's not insult Allah, by engaging in what is known as tawakkol, like I explained to work on is to say I lay my trust in Allah but that is a false trust because we have not played the super limited role that Allah has asked us to play. That would be insulting to Allah mentioned Allah tells you, I gave you the energy I gave you the capacity I gave you this I gave you that you had a lock on the door, you had everything. You left the door wide open and you're telling me look after this thing yet, couldn't you just lock that door and say the same thing? That's the meaning of
that Hadith of the camel, and the timing of it where it was simple for the prophets of Salaam to say never mind Don't type just lay your trust in Allah, isn't it? It's very strong. Oh, it's powerful. The man says my trust in the light solid. What should I do this or that? So the processor I'm clearly told him tight. Mainly your trust in Allah. May Allah help us all. A cola cola de la Sol Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah He will be happy Subhana Allah Mohammed ik the shadow Allah, Allah, Allah and Mr. Furukawa to boil it