Embrace the Infinite Mindset
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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Friday Virtual Khutbah
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All praises and thanks to Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala we no doubt our Creator sustain and nourish the protector and Chiara we ask him the Lord of all words the exalted to send his choices of blessings and salutations upon the final messenger, our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of Ghana, my dear, respected elders, brothers and sisters in Islam. I'd like to begin today's Friday reminder by reminding myself and then all of you all in regards to the taqwa of Allah subhanho wa Taala. To be conscious of our maker that has been conscious of him
during every single second of our lives. If we wish to attain success and victory in this world as well as the Hereafter, may Allah Subhana Horta, Allah make us of the people of taqwa may make us from the victorious and successful ones. I mean, as he says in the Noble Quran in the cinema faza Indeed, for the people of taqwa is Mufasa victory and success, we pray for this victory and success.
So today's reminder is going to revolve around two, two tips to help us navigate through these new terrains that we are upon SubhanAllah.
I think now we are all
in this rush to get back to normal.
But the question is, are we really getting back to normal? Or is it abnormal? out there,
things are no longer the same.
The landscape has changed drastically.
The terrain is now different. So we seek the help of Allah and Alhamdulillah Allah has blessed us human beings in such a way that we have this ability to evolve and adapt by the will of Allah by the help of Allah so we seek His help we ask for his help. And we ask him to open those of goodness and prosperity for all of us and that he protects us from a Billingham. I mean, so two tips. Tip number one without any further ado, is in regards to our emotions in regards to our feelings. Because when you look around, there's a lot of uncertainty lingering in the air.
We're living in chaotic times. Strange Times. You see these these masks that we are supposed to wear.
Not only do they socially distance us, but we are in a way becoming emotionally disconnected as well. There's no there's no smiling there's no expression of emotions anymore. Subhan Allah, so new terrains Allah help us to navigate through these terrains.
So it's important that we
have an understanding in regards to our emotions, especially to the teachings of the dean.
There is Islam expect or
you dismiss our emotions dismiss our feelings.
Does Islam ask us to check them out? Are we supposed to be stone cold?
On the other end of the spectrum, do we become slaves to our emotions? How are we supposed to be shackled by our emotions?
So it's important to understand that we need to strike a balance. That's what Islam teaches us.
Islam teaches us that we're not supposed to dismiss our emotions and feelings as I will prove in a bit through the teachings of the prophets are long money when we sell them. No, are we supposed to become slaves to our emotions, we are shackled by our emotions were chained. We are weighed down by our emotions where we find it difficult to function. Now.
The balance in between and generally speaking, when talking about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, my mother, my father and myself, we identify ransom and sacrifice for him. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He was an individual who strove. He was an individual who taught us to always take the middle path to be balanced in every aspect. May Allah help us to emulate him in the best of ways. I mean.
So in terms of our emotions, there's fear, there's anxiety, there's stress, you see a lot of these emotions around.
It's important that we acknowledge them. It's important that we address them it's important that we label them and regulate them. That's that's a key word, regulating our emotions, not to become slaves and to our emotions, rather, acknowledging them and regulating them.
Now I'd like to share a hadith an incident that took place during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It's a sad one. But it It highlights this aspect of this heavy record on the book of Imam Al Bukhari, Rahim Allah.
And Sabina Malik and NSW Malika the Allahu anhu call the whole name of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah be safe. So elizabeta Malika, the last one when he states we entered the house of Abu safe, along with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now who was Abu safe Abu safe was the husband of
Ibrahim's Wackness who was Ibrahim now he was the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam enters upon his son.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam takes hold of his son, Ibrahim, he kisses him and he smells him allow Akbar, look at look at this display of love.
This gesture of affection from the Prophet from a father to a son.
And then he goes on to say then we entered after that, as his son was breathing his last breaths.
He was breathing his last breaths, Ibrahim the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And now this this scene, made the eyes of the Prophet shed tears The Prophet was weeping
for the loved one. at that juncture, he looks at the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he says, Even you Yasuda Allah, even you a messenger of Allah.
Then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam looks at Abdullah and he says yeah, but now Oh, the Santa's house, this is mercy, this is mercy. And then the province alliance will have wept some more. And then he goes on to say
in the line that the man will call. Yes, sir Villa napoo illa Meyer, Bharat buena. He goes on to say,
verily, the eyes shed tears and the heart is heavy. The heart is grieving. The eyes shed tears. The heart is grieving. But we will not say anything except what is pleasing unto our Lord.
And we are saddened by your departure or Ibrahim, we're in beefier or KIKaya Ibrahim Lama has known. Indeed we are saddened by your departure or Ibrahim, look at this powerful statement of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He and look at what he's doing in this in this in this hadith. He is acknowledging the emotions, that emotional turmoil in the heart of a father is he didn't dismiss it.
He didn't he didn't maintain this stone cold demeanor. Oh, I'm the Prophet of Allah. And you know, I should I should not share that here. No so hon Allah He wept.
And he went on to describe, he went to label the emotion. That's the point here. Then you see, he wasn't careful, he wasn't confused about the emotion about the feeling, he tells us that might have been our fear. But now, this is mercy. This is mercy. And then he goes on to expound on it further the heart in the In other words, the eyes are shedding tears, the heart is grieving.
And then now comes the key lesson, we will not say anything that is displeasing to Allah, because now what is happening has been decreed by Allah, that the loss of a loved one has been decreed by Elias a virgin likewise, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, the pandemic, but we are going through this economic crunch that we are in the difficulty that we are in this new terrain that we are upon everything that we are now adhering to, okay, there is supposed to be in terms of like, socially distancing, in terms of whatever is happening right now, was all decreed by our maker. So Panama. So look at what the prophet is teaching us, we will not say La napoo Lama or baba, we will
not say anything except that which pleases Allah will not say anything that will displease our makers hanahan see a lot of us, we hear people saying, you know, we're angry at God allow?
How can we be angry? Are we not his servants?
And don't you think it's during these times that our faith needs to be strengthened, and we need to become stronger in terms of our faith in terms of our Eman
in terms of our hope, and in terms of our trust in God, trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. So it's, it is of utmost importance, the PC down and regulate these emotions of hours before their consumers.
When our emotions consumers, then we become slaves unto them, we fall into this dark and almost never ending abyss. May Allah protect us all. I mean, so that's number one.
And now before I move on to the next step, we also see because and why I'm citing these evidences from the prophets of Allah because they are the best of the creation, and we're supposed to emulate and follow them. And whilst they themselves have clearly outlined these aspects, in terms of regulating your emotions, the ayat that I read at the beginning, if you're wondering why I read from Surah Taha and spoke about the story in other words, why I read from Surah to Baja, is that a depicting the story of Moses like the salmon around because if you go back to those ayat now, the ones that I read at the inception, but is Allah subhanho wa Taala say, he commands moussaka to
Salaam and his brother Harun in Hawaii, Alaska in otava. Go to around, because why in Otago, he has transgressed.
And what was the response at that juncture by the two of them, to prophets of Allah? And who was Moses? Who was Moses that was talking about any ordinary prophet here? La? No. He is from the five. hula isn't, by the way,
the five prophets with asms han Allah.
And what is he saying? And we all know this prophet of Allah, Messiah is left Islam, his history is filled the Koran, a prophet who was brave, strong, Subhana Allah, and look at what he is saying karna robina in Nanana Hoku.
O our Lord, we are afraid.
They didn't dismiss it. They didn't feel ashamed to admit this unto Allah. So therefore many brothers and sisters in Islam, if there's fear in your heart, if there's anxiety in your heart, it's nothing to be ashamed about. It's completely normal. It's completely normal.
And you must, in a way acknowledge it and label it but regulate it, so that it doesn't hinder you. regulate it. Don't Don't let it consume you don't let the fear consume you.
But if you're having fear, it's normal. The prophets of Allah had it as well look at Masada to Islam. And what was the response by Allah por la la de hoffa la de off in any ma Akuma Do not fear Indeed, I am with you all with the between the two of you. I am with the two of you.
the guts of the story of Brian, in regards to story of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and Abu Bakr de la one, you know that in a llama Anna do not agree. Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala is with us. So as you can see there are many incidents to cite and highlight in regards to validating in regards to labeling our emotions and regulating them Allah Subhana horn
Allah help us to do so because by doing so it makes it easier to navigate through these new terrains. Now moving on to guideline number two,
I was reading about this the other day. And interestingly, this was a super guideline put forth by a life coach. And I was thinking to myself, Subhan, Allah, we, as believers should be the first ones to adopt this. What is this guideline, embrace the infinity or other embrace the infinite mindset, embrace the infinite mindset.
to explain this tip,
think about it this way, we are in the middle, we are in the midst of a pandemic, yes.
But now, if you were to look at ache, for example, if you were to look at the community
that is affected by some natural disaster all the time. Just to understand this, this is a hypothetical.
If you were to think of a community that is generally affected by a natural disaster all the time, let's say if they were living in a place where they were prone to hurricanes all the time, or in a place where they're prone to flooding all the time. Now we know of certain communities in our own country where they live by the edge of
certain rivers. And whenever it rains heavily, and when the dams are opened out, water comes gushing through these villages, and therefore in a move to adapt, because the first place they don't have the resources to move out of those places, they were born and bred there. So now what they've done is they've gone on to build their houses in such a way where they have a loft, or they have a story on top.
And they've kept all the valuables and good furniture upstairs, that keeps some normal furniture down. And whenever they get the indication that you know, the dams are being opened up, or if it's raining heavily, and they see the water level rising, they quickly move everything up. And they've adapted, because flood after flood, water comes in, it comes in with all of the mind and answer panela to our charity projects we have gone on to help these people in these villages with the help of with the help of a land, we have seen it firsthand, you know, when we when we go to their houses, they would show us they would tell us you know what the water came to this level. And they will show
the watermark on the walls covering almost you know, six feet 10 feet tall and at times even 1215 feet of water from from massive rivers running through our country.
And when you talk to them and you ask you might be thinking that they're going to be depressed and down in an Abbot Subhana Allah, sometimes their spirits are a lot stronger. And, and and on higher levels than even us because we're not used to seeing such things. And we are overwhelmed. But due to the fact that they have been exposed to it multiple times, they have adapted and become stronger and stronger. So much to the extent that it is normal now. They know Okay, the water levels are rising, we need to prepare and we need to you know, do this do that. So Hanna, they've gotten used to it. So likewise, people who are living in areas where they're prone to hurricanes, they get used to it.
They know that yes, when a hurricane comes about a flood comes about, there's going to be damage, there is going to be loss, but we will surface there is a light at the end of the tunnel, we will come out of it. Likewise, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, a pandemic is not something that happens you know, every year Subhan Allah, but think about it be live as per the words of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, Amma rometty urbanicity City Mr. Vain we live but 60 to 70 years. What if we were to live for 1000 years? Then imagine how many pandemics we would experience. And if we were to live for 1000 years pandemics would become a normal thing be like yeah, it's a pandemic. We
experienced at some time back. Yes, there's going to be loss, there's going to be difficulty, but we will evolve we will adapt and we will surface there is a light at the end of the tunnel. So, so this mindset many brothers and sisters, again with 1000 years, it's limited. But you and I as believers, what do we believe in?
Is this the only life for us?
No. The Quran teaches us otherwise. The teachings of the prophets Allah Allah Islam teaches us otherwise. It teaches us that we are crossing on to the life of the hereafter which is infinite Holly Dena, Fie Ha.
So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam if people of other faiths are able to embrace an infinite mindset, you and I as believers we need to be the first right there at the forefront embracing this mindset because this is what the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet have been teaching us all the while.
While but as a female attack Allahu darel afra seek for the home of the hereafter. Holiday nafi holiday nafi Hi Have you not come across this this worry holiday the behind the foreign holiday. They're going to live they're going to abide
They are in forever and ever, forever and ever infinite mindset.
So we need to embrace this mindset. And when we do that my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, not that I'm trivializing the chaos or the difficulty that we're going through, but we will be able to strengthen ourselves, to be able to break through it, and surface through it insha Allah with the help of Allah, we are going to know that yes, there's bound to be a loss, it's bound to be difficulty, we will have to adapt in a big way, but we will surface in Sharla. And there is a light at the end of the tunnel. So many brothers and sisters in Islam, embrace this mindset, the infinite mindset focus on the fact that yes, this is the life that Allah has given us. And likewise, we have
the life of the hereafter as well, which is the permanent life. So let's work hard and let's strive hard to ensure that we have a good life in the hereafter by doing as much good as possible in this world, because this is not the DVD end of it. So Hanalei know, we have so much more ahead of us. So let us perk up. It has become optimistic. Let us look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Despite the tunnel being long there is a light in sha Allah be eaten Illa with the help of Allah, and let's earnestly pray unto Allah subhanho wa Taala seeking for his help. And in sha Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala will bring about is with that I conclude. Today's reminder, the Friday reminder. I
look forward to talking to you also and in another stream or video insha Allah tala does that como la Hira share the stream so that others can benefit perhaps they're not able to tune in right now maybe they'll be able to tune in later on maybe people from other parts of the world as well. Because we are able to perk them up as well. We are able to educate them as well. Insha Allah spread the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah. And and Shane on the rewards once again de como la who Hira wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.