Mufti Menk – Where Are These Kind Of VIPs

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of acknowledging the challenges and limitations of life, rather than just giving negative answers. They use the example of the tests of life and how they are used to test individuals. The speaker emphasizes the importance of acknowledging and limiting one's limits.
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The affairs of a believer are amazing.

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The reason why I'm repeating this type of

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topic is because we're going through a lot

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of hopelessness on earth. People don't realize why

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am I not coming right? Well, nobody is

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coming right actually.

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So what is coming right? If you could

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read salah that day, you have come right.

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If you have obeyed Allah, you have come

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right. If you have thanked Allah against all

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odds, you have come right. That's what that's

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what is right.

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Right is not about your food and your

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your money and everything else which everyone thinks.

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Today, when you ask someone how's things, they

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will tell you very tough. What are they

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talking about? They're talking about materialism only. But

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the the true answer is

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that today I read salah. Today I managed

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to get up with the Hajj. Today I

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did Fajr. Today, masha'Allah, I did this and

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Those are the real answers.

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I managed to read Quran. I managed to

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obey Allah. I thank Allah. He gave me

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one

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avocado,

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subhanallah, on my tree.

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Where are those? That's why on the day

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of qiyamah there will be a caller who's

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going to call.

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Where are those who used to thank Allah

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in tough times and in good times? Bring

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them, come forth.

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VIPs.

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When you had a tough situation,

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instead of saying any bad words, you said,

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alhamdulillah. It could have been worse.

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It's just like that exam I told you

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about

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just now, o level. You walked out, what

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did you say? Hey, it was alright. It

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could have been worse. The same happens with

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us. You have a massive accident. It's your

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test. You walk out with one broken limb.

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Say, alhamdulillah, it could have been worse. I

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could have lost an eye. You lost one

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eye. I could have lost both eyes. That

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is a mummin.

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It's a believer. Allah says you agree. You

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are here to be tested.

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Don't become despondent because of 1 or 2

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challenges in your life, or a 100 or

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a 1000 challenges. And you need to know

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another thing the prophet salallahu alayhi salam says,

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the more Allah loves you, the more tests

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He puts in your life. Something you think,

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what just happened here? You cry. Allah says,

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I love those tears. Why? You are now

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relying on me alone. No longer on anything

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else. I told you when we didn't have,

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wallahi, our reliance on Allah was greater than

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now that we've got a little bit.

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This was the condition of the sahabah radiAllahu

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anhu.

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They thanked Allah. They were thankful.

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And yes, it's a test of iman, that's

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why we are here to talk about it

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regularly. The sahaba radiAllahu anhu used to ask,

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when is the help of Allah coming? The

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messengers of Allah used to ask, when is

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the help of Allah coming? Allah says, We'll

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shake you to test you. What is your

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limit? Then we will take you across

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to Jannah.

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Another

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beautiful verse. Allah said, do you think you're

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going to go into Jannah just like that

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without a test? Do you know how we're

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gonna test you?

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The example and the tests that we had

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tested those before you have not yet even

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come to you.

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And you think you're going to go to

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Jannah without those type of tests? So you

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might ask, O Allah, what type of tests

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did they have? You know what Allah says?

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They were tested with hardship,

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an earthquake. They were shaken

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until the messengers

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and the believers

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asked Allah,

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Allah, When is the help of Allah going

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to come? Allah is testing us right to

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the limit, right to the extent.

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Allah

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says,

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below

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the help of Allah is very near.

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Don't lose hope,

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that's what Allah says.

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