Day 16 – Ramadan 2014 – Husnuddan – Optimism

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Day 16 – Heart Softeners – with Sheikh Muiz Bukhary – ‘Husnuddan – Optimism’ at Masjidul Hasan, Lower Bagatalle road, Colombo, Sri Lanka- Ramadan 2014/1435H

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My dear respected elders brothers and sisters and the viewers of the daily reminder network as salaam alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallam Allah ashrafi lamea Eva's most serene Nabina Wahhabi been our policy our union Mohammed bin Abdullah la vida, de vos hobby he of ladoo sala de la Mota slim

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all praise and thanks video Almighty Abbas behind them what Allah who is our Creator sustainer nourish, protect and cure. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to Shiva his choice sister blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon Prophet Jesus is Allah Isa Moses Musa alayhis salaam wa salam Abraham Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam and all the profits until our father or the mother Hema salatu salam inshallah Allah for tonight's hearts off now, we will be touching on personal one, otherwise translated as optimism, Allahu Akbar. If we only knew the secrets of positivity, positive thinking and optimism, our lives would be so much more brighter

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and our lives would be so much more beautiful. inshallah Medina. You see the Arabs of janelia of the days of ignorance. They used to believe a lot in superstitions and they used to take many things as evil omens. They could take many things, say for example, an Arab if he were to, this is from the days of Jah helia if he were to set out on a business trip or any other trip, for that matter, if he were to set out embark on his journey, and the minute he steps out of his house, if he were to see a particular bird flying in a particular direction, he used to think of that or consider that as an evil Omen, and even at times cancel his journey, Allahu Akbar, and you won't believe it. I mean,

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this is from the days of Jamelia, but sadly we even have it today amongst our people too. There are many of us a llama Rahim Allah, who consider particular numbers is evil. They consider many things as evil. They they throw salt over their shoulders at times to avoid misfortune. They consider numbers is even say even when perhaps obtaining an address for a house or obtaining a vehicle registration number, they consider numbers to play a part in their decree, they try to calculate and they avoid particular numbers saying that if we get this particular number, say number 13, or number eight, or number four, these are unlucky numbers, that those numbers will have an evil effect on our

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lives perhaps on the vehicle that we are going to buy. Allahu Akbar, these are all from Jamelia, these are all from the days of ignorance, Islam came about and abolished all of that Allahu Akbar, that is known as taco Europe, to have superstitious beliefs and to take or consider some things as evil omens, numbers, days or objects, maybe the sounds of animals, such things have been abolished by Islam and Islam brought about something known as a tougher oil. And that is optimism a lot.

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You see optimism is to look at every single aspect of your lives in a on a on a brighter perspective, to see good in your lives completely. Whilst on the other hand, pessimism is to look at things from a bad angle or to always expect something evil or Doom gloom, Allahu Akbar. These are the things if a person is a pessimist, he's always thinking negative and those negative thoughts affect his life. Because Hadith in Bukhari and Muslim, Abu huraira, the Allahu anhu states that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said that Allah the Almighty is saying Allahu Akbar, they say Hadees Kudu See, this is a myth good to see as we all know, when Allah

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subhanho wa Taala states something and also the one he said a long while he was celibate reports that it is considered as a courtesy, Allah the Almighty states and are in the one miyavi Db Allahu Akbar. I am according to what my slave thinks of me. If you think good of Allah subhana wa Tada, Allah the Almighty will deal with you in a very good manner. If you think bad or something, perhaps that Allah the Almighty might punish me. If you think along those lines, then inevitably

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Allah subhana wa tada is going to deal with you in that fashion in and in that manner. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the greatest optimist, and I will prove that by mentioning a few incidents and narrations from the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But before I go further, just to show you the difference between an optimist and a pessimist, I wish to narrate a story, a story which has a moral to it, there was once a father who had twin sons, two boys twins, and they were aware that they were alike in looks, they were exactly the same in terms of looks. But in terms of light in terms of what they used to do,

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they used to be the exact opposite. Say, for example, if one of them loved sweets, the other would not like sweets at all, he would not fancy sweets at all, if one felt hot, the other would feel cold. This was how they used to be. And likewise, one was an optimist, and the other was a pessimist. So the father one day just to test them, you see, they were both born on the same day. So he wanted to give them something on another day, you know, close to their birthday. I'm not saying that they are Muslims, and they celebrate birthdays. But still, he wanted to give them something. Yeah, this is story which psychologists mentioned. So on that day, when he wanted to give them what

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he thought of doing was he thought of surprising them, he thought of surprising them. So what he did was the, the, the pessimist, who was a pessimist used to do get things negative, he filled that boy's room with toys, Allahu Akbar, he filled that boy boy's room with toys. Okay, let's look at it in a context of Islam and Muslims. Let's say it was very, it was not the birthday it was. And for each he filled there, that boy's room with toys, who was a pessimist, who used to think in a negative manner. He filled his room with toys, all kinds of toys. But he that boy used to think in a negative way. Why is the optimist that boy who used to think in a positive way, the father filled

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his room with the dung of horse with the dung of horses, he filled the whole room with the dung of horses. Now he waited for some time. And he went to the room of the pessimists, the boy who used to think in a negative way, and he saw the boy sitting in the middle of all of those toys that he gifted him and he was crying away. He was crying. So the father asked him, oh, my son, you know, you've got all these toys with you. Why are you crying? So then he says, when you know that, I'm worried now if I if I if my friends get to know of this, they'll come and they'll break my toys. And then I'm worried about the batteries, the batteries might run out. I am worried to open up the toys

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because the toys might break. You know, he kept on nagging, nagging, nagging, all kinds of negative things. So the father, listen to all what he had to say and then understood why he's crying. He went to the positive boy's room now the optimists room. And they are when he went, he saw the young boy beaming away smiling, and he's got a shovel from somewhere. And he's digging away at the, at the at the dung of the horse. So the father asked him, oh, my son, well, you know, the room is full of filth and the room is full of the dung of horses. Why are you so happy and what? What is making you so happy? So that boy, the optimist who looks at everything, on a from a positive angle, he says

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that, you know, with all of this done around here, there has to be a pony somewhere, there has to be a horse somewhere, I'm searching for that horse.

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You see, this is the difference between a pessimist and an optimist. an optimist is a positive person who looks at things very positively resulting in his life being very bright and very happy. On the other hand, a pessimist is a person who looks at things always from the negative side. So his life is always dark, gloomy, full of depression. Now coming to the life of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. Many incidents, I'll just run through them very swiftly. Number one, number one, he said a long while ago he was selling. He travels to thought if Allahu Akbar Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at almost called out to around 25 tribes of Arabs to come to Islam. And and not two

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of them, not three of them, not four of them. All. 25 of them rejected the message of the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam broad, but that did not deter the determination of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was an optimist and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was determined that he will not waver in this mission of his he travels to Thor if now to call the people of Thor if they used to live on a particular mountain.

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The story the supervisor said a long while he was lm goes to thought if they did not receive him properly, leave alone receiving him properly. They chased him out of thought, and they had the hooligans and the street urchins throw stones at our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam resulting in him bleeding Allahu Akbar, and even his blessing shoes were clogged with blood Allahu Akbar Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at this time My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, the supervisor, Mr. Lim stops to take risks at a particular location. Right in the middle of toys and Maka jabril alayhi salatu salam comes to the supervisor of Amara Salaam Yasuda Allah, the

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angel who is in charge of the mountains is waiting for your command for your signal to bring the mountains crashing down and destroy the people of thought. What do you say are rasulillah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the great optimist Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at that point, you know what he said?

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He did not encourage that particular idea that it jabril Allah He Salatu was Salam broad. Raja, he said no, let them be because there is a possibility. You look at the positive outlook of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam there is a possibility that down the line down their generations there will be people who will accept a law and accept me as the Messenger of Allah. And the scholars state many brothers and sisters in Islam, the in books of history that even the message of Islam coming to Sri Lanka to our country was from an individual who came from thought if Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, if Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had commanded the angel to destroy the people of Thor if

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down the line generations would not have they would not have remained to embrace Islam, but Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who always had a positive approach towards things he took the positive stance resulting in blessings upon this Kuma, Allahu Akbar. Look at the next instance

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his beloved companion Abu Bakr rhodiola one, you know of the incident where they take refuge they take refuge in the cave.

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In the cave tower, they take refuge, the Quraysh the coup for the army, they are hunting for a supervisor Allahu alayhi wa sallam behind so much to the extent that they come by the entrance of the cave. By the entrance of the cave, Abubakar the long line is terrified, and tears come to his eyes. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked him what is worrying you what is worrying you? Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu says Yasuda law. The enemies are just here. If they look down, they will see us it's not one big bunker that they were hiding in. It was a tiny cave. If the kuffaar were to look down, they would see a car rasulillah and you know what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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said at that time, Zen in La Habana, do not worry. Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is with us Do not worry about look at the optimistic approach of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Likewise, there was once an individual who went to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he said Dr. rasulillah, I have been afflicted with fever. Sort of I said a long while he was alive said

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inshallah, don't worry, it's just a means of purification, you will be cured in sha Allah. But then that person said, No, this is a fever from hell. This is a fever from Hell, I am I have sinned so much. So this is a punishment upon me. And this will be the cause of my debt than the sort of lie he said a lot while he was alive very calmly said, If you say so, then it will be so Allahu Akbar, and scholars day that it was not even a month and that person passed away. So it is how we think my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, if we think positively Allah subhanho wa Taala will bring about things in a very beautiful way. But on the other hand, if we have a negative approach to our life,

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the negative things are bound to happen in our lives. So let us think very positively, the more positive we think the more good things bright things happy things will occur in our lives, and we will not be subject to depression, we will not be subject to sadness. There is another instance of an optimist falling off 100 storey building an optimist he was falling off 100 storey building, and the people on the fifth 50th flow. They heard him while this is a story with a moral bias he was falling down. They heard him saying, you know what, so far so good. So far, so good. He's falling from the 100th floor by the 15th floor. So far, so good. So even if you're facing trials, calamities

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difficulties, I know for a fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala is all powerful over all things. And he is the best planner and remember, His Divine Decree is what will

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overpower every single thing because the pens have been lifted and the pages have dried malice behind them, who are Dinah, forgive all of our sins. And may God Almighty accept our good deeds. And may He help us to make the best out of this month of Ramadan, as if it is our last month of Ramadan, and men who unite us in the gardens of Jenna, just as how he united us here tonight with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we're up here in hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen de como la jolla.