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Ramadan 2014 – Day 7 – Tawakkul – Trust

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Day 07 – Heart Softeners – with Sheikh Muiz Bukhary – ‘Tawakkul – Trust’ at Masjidul Hasan, Lower Bagatalle road, Colombo, Sri Lanka 2014/1435H

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My dear respected elders,

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brothers and sisters and the viewers of the daily reminder network as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallim ala ashrafi ambia evil mousseline, Nabina Wahhabi pina colada UNITA Mohammed bin Abdullah Allahu Allah Allah He was happy he of the la sala de watamu tasleem mabank. As always, we begin by praising Allah subhana wa Taala who is our Creator sustainer nareesha, protector and cure, we ask Allah subhana wa ala to Sheva his choices of blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of the AMA, very respected elders, brothers and sisters in Islam, in sha

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Allah for tonight's hot softner. We will be touching on at work cool.

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Allahu Akbar. Because a tawakkol is a beautiful, but yet missing element from most of our lives, the bulk of us, including myself, this element is missing from our lives. It is indeed the missing piece to solve the jigsaw puzzle to bring about peace, serenity, happiness in our lives, Allahu Akbar. Because if we look around, perhaps people, youngsters who are worried about their futures, people who are worried about their jobs, people who are looking for spouses and other endeavors in their lives, to work on is the solution. In other words, keeping trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala, placing complete trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. At our goal is to use all means possible, all means

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possible to the best of your abilities, whilst keeping trust in Allah behind every word either. And leaving the final outcome in the trust of Allah Subhana Allah, this is what a tawakkol is all about. So if an individual were to stay at home, sleeping, and say I trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala and money should fall from the heavens, then we say that is not at our code. At our goal is to use all means possible to the best of your abilities, you try really hard and leave the final outcome in the trust of a loss of a high net worth either because Allah the Almighty knows what is best for us, because you see a tawakkol from the same roots stems the name of Allah Subhana, Allah, Allah,

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Joaquin, LA, and Joaquin and a tawakkol stem from the same root. Al Joaquin is the name of a loss of the high net worth IRA, which can be translated as the trustee, or the best disposal of affairs. Some scholars have also translated it as the protector, the preserve the advocate, all of these are translations to the name, and Joaquin. But for us to understand it better, some scholars have given a beautiful example a beautiful analogy in regard to that. But before we go into that example, we would like to say well, Illa Hill method will Allah for Allah subhana wa Taala when we talk about examples, to try to understand Allah subhanho wa Taala we say that Allah the Almighty is, is high

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above all examples. Allah subhana wa tada is high, above all examples, the most high the most perfect, gentle, Nigella, Azerbaijan, but for us to understand, for our weak minds to understand, we use analogies, we use examples so that it becomes easier for us to understand. So to understand the concept of a tawakkol.

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I would like to quote the example of a power of attorney. I think most of us know what a power of attorney is or who a power of attorney is. a power of attorney is a person who whom you give certain rights to execute on behalf of you. Now, there are two types of power of attorneys. We have a specific or a limited power of attorney who is a person who has been given only specific powers and specific responsibilities. Say for example, in regard to one particular meeting, you can't make it to that meeting, you can appoint somebody as a specific power of attorney or a limited power of attorney to execute decisions in regard to that meeting alone. So he that person is known as a

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specific

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Or a limited power of attorney. On the other hand, the second type of power of attorney is the General Power of Attorney. He is a person who has been given all rights and all responsibilities on behalf of an individual, he can make any decision. Basically, wherever you sign on the dotted line, he also can sign on that dotted line, he can make important decisions in regard to your life. Say for example, even pulling the plug from your life support machine, even a decision like that can be made by a general power of attorney. So naturally a general power of attorney will be a person who you trust 100% because he has access to your bank accounts to your properties, he can do online

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transactions on behalf of you, like I said, wherever you sign he can sign so this is the difference between a limited or a specific power of attorney and a general power of attorney. Now, let me ask you a question.

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Have we placed our trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala? Are we applying our tool as we do with a limited or a specific power of attorney or a General Power of Attorney have we only placed trust in us behind and whether either in regard to some specific issues in our lives, or have we completely placed our trust in Allah subhanahu Allah like how we would do in regard to a General Power of Attorney, it is upon us to place complete trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala whole lives should be permeated with a tawakkol we should completely lay our trust in Allah behind them what Allah because Allah the Almighty, He is the best disposal of affairs and he knows what is best for us. Now to

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illustrate the beauty of a tawakkol I wish to share with y'all a story, a story of a great Mr. Mr.

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A great Imam and a great coffee Imam alkazi Abu Bakr, Mohammed bin Abdel bathy al Ansari, a great Imam, an illustrious Islamic personality. He was a person who the books of history have adorned the pages with stories and anecdotes from his lives to teach us lessons. This story that I'm going to mention, it is mentioned in the book, gems and jewels, which has been published by darussalam publishers. This story is a story which he himself narrates this Mr. He himself writes this story about himself. He says, When I was young, I was a student. I was a student of knowledge, and I was in Makkah, I was in Makkah seeking knowledge. And I was under a lot of financial stress, because I

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was working simultaneously while as I was studying, but then I lost my job. I lost my job. and due to that, I was hard up for money, and I had to even sell some of my things come out of the house, I will stay and I ended up even selling my most valuable possessions, my books, Allahu Akbar. He even had to sell his books to survive. And then after selling his books, he found out that he will have to discontinue his studies and that one fine day he was sadly walking down the streets of Mecca contemplating what to do. He was thinking Should I leave Makkah and perhaps try moving somewhere else and try to continue seeking knowledge. While she was contemplating this as he was passing the

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masjid message in Harlem, he suddenly sees a pouch on the ground, he sees a pouch on the ground, the velvet pouch, he sees the pouch and he goes and he takes the pouch. The pouch is a beautiful pouch with a silk thread tied on it. He took the pouch and he put it in his pocket because he found it on the ground and he goes home and opens the pouch. The site that greets him basically dazzles him Allahu Akbar. It is a beautiful necklace, which was inside the pouch. He takes the necklace outside. Each pearl is of a symmetrical size, and it is strong on a on a silk thread. beautiful necklace. The minute he saw the necklace, his spirits lifted because he knew for sure, he could sell that necklace

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easily in Makkah for 50,000 dinars. So he was happy, but then his conscience kicked in. And then he realized there must be an owner to such a valuable possession. And as he was walking down the streets of Makkah, he was a person who had unwavering tawakkol Allahu Akbar, he put all of his affairs in the trust of Allah subhanho wa Taala and he thought if this belonged to someone, it is haram. For me to even think of it even in the situation I am in, Let me place my trust in Allah Subhana Allah Allah and he decides to go find the owner. He retraces his steps back to the place where he picked up the pouch. And when he went there, he saw a bit of a commotion. People had

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gathered

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There was this elderly man looking for something. And then he realized this person must be the owner. He went by him and he overheard the conversation. The old man was looking for a necklace, Allahu Akbar. He goes by the old man. He taps him on the shoulder, and he says, Can you come with me? And he takes him the old man very silently follows him. He takes him to his home. And then he says, In the morning, I came across a necklace, but and I see that you are also looking for a necklace. But before I give it to you, I want to confirm your ownership. So can you please describe that necklace for me? The old man not only describes the necklace, he even describes the pouch. He

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described the thread that was used to tie it he describes the pearls every single detail, he describes it perfectly. So in the end, the Imam decides that this necklace has to be his and he hands over the necklace. Now this old man he had already while she was looking for it there he had offered a reward for the person who brings his necklace he had offered 500 dinars as a reward. Now this Imam, Imam Abu Bakar. Otherwise, he was also known as kasi Albury Stan called the Al maristella. Stein, I forgot to mention that. So he had also heard that, and he was looking forward to that reward of 500 dinars, because that is going to be purely halal for him, and he thought at

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least I could use that money. But now the minute he gave the necklace to the old man, the old man now extends the reward to him. And then the man thinks, you know, what have I actually done to deserve this money? I haven't done any hard work. I just came across the necklace and how can I take 500 dinars is not right upon me. So he says, You know what, I can't take that money from you. I'm sorry. I can't take that money from you. He refuses to take the money from the man. The man keeps forcing him to take it but he says no, I can't take it until finally the old man gets up and leaves. So after some time, Imam Abu Bakr, he decides to leave Makkah because he finds life very difficult

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in Makkah. So he takes he undertakes a ship journey to another location to try and and seek knowledge in that particular place. While he was journeying on the on the sea, a storm hit that particular ship, and they were shipwrecked. They were shipwrecked, and he was struggling in the sea clinging onto a piece of driftwood for many days, until finally he was washed ashore on a deserted island when he was washed ashore on that particular Island. After some time people came up to him and carried him took him to the masjid revived him gave him food. And after some time, he gained consciousness. And when he gained consciousness, the first thing that he saw was the minaret of the

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masjid. And he was happy at least I've been watched a show on an island where I have brethren of the same fate IE Muslims. So after some time, he because he was in the masjid, he started praying in the masjid, he started conducting Salawat in the masjid and and teaching the people there. The minute the people found out that he knew how to recite the Quran beautifully. They started asking him to teach their children and they began to shower him with gifts, Allahu Akbar result of tawakkol but the story doesn't end there. Now, after some time, there were books. In the West, he started reading those books aloud. And when the people found out that he could read and write, they started

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showering him with more gifts to teach their children to read and write Allahu Akbar. And now what happened after some time, the townspeople they go to him and they say, Oh, great, Imam, we wish to offer you something, oh, this was a tactic. They wanted to keep him with them. They said there is this one particular orphan girl. There is this one particular often girl, we wish that you should marry her so that you can set her down. And she is beautiful. She is beautiful in terms of mental and physical beauty, because she's a well mannered, very pious girl and we feel that you should marry her. So he agrees to that. And he the nica is done, the nikka has done and then on the night

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of the wedding, when he goes to enter the room of the girl, the minute he enters the room, he enters with, with the with the with the leader of that particular Island. The minute he entered the room, and when he saw the girl, yes, she was of an amazing beauty. But then his eyes were riveted on one particular object. And that was the pearl necklace, which was strung around her neck, the same necklace that he had given that old man in Makkah, he was basically astounded and his eyes were riveted on the necklace. The person who went with him said, Oh, Imam. This is your wife and we all

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also know that the necklace is also beautiful. This wife also belongs to you and the necklace also belongs to you. So you can gaze all you want afterwards. And then he says, but there is an amazing story to that necklace. And then he tells him the story of the old man going all the way to Makkah. And then he tells him that he lost the necklace. And he tells him that the old man when he came back, he was telling us of this young man of this honest young man who came up and gave the necklace and even refused to accept the reward in regard to that. And he used to pray. This man is telling the young man that that old man used to pray very sincerely Allah, please bring that young man to

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me. And please unite him with my daughter, Allahu Akbar. And then he went on to say, but amazing is the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I don't know where that young man is, but this girl has been written for you. The minute he said that, the mom started weeping and started crying. And then he went on to tell him of the story where he had collected the necklace and he had returned the necklace. And he was the young man who refused the reward and sent the man away. This other Imam was amazed the leader was amazed. He just kept quiet and left the place. The story doesn't end there. After some time,

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Imam Abu Bakr, his wife passes away, his wife passes away, and the necklace is inherited by the Imam and his two children. He had two children. After some time, even the two children passed away, and then the Imam alone inherits that necklace. And afterwards, he sells it for 100,000 dinars, and he devotes his life completely to the seeking of knowledge and the dissemination of knowledge Allahu Akbar, what I wish to highlight many respected elders and brothers in Islam is that if he had taken the necklace without placing his trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala 50,000 dinars would have been haraam. But then he placed his trust in Allah subhanahu wa Tada. He returned it back he did what was

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halal and Allah the Almighty brought it back to him in a much beautiful way completely Hello, this is the beauty of tawakkol. So let us all place the word Quran Allah Subhana Allah Allah because he is the best disposal of affairs. Let us place all our affairs in the trust of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah the Almighty will bring about things for us in utmost beauty. May Allah subhanahu wa taala forgive all of our sins, and may hear the almighty except our good deeds, and may He unite us in the gardens of gender justice how he united as here tonight with our beloved Master Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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