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A Mother’s Grief Turns Into Complete Trust in Allah

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Musleh Khan

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala to many they accumulate a whole color while early here was Herbie he ultramarine. From buried. First and foremost, thank you to the organizers of the channel messages. I hope I'm pronouncing that right of Manchester for allowing me to grace your platform, may Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us all safe, healthy, and reward us for our efforts during this difficult time during this pandemic alone, I mean, so as I'm sure a lot of you might have seen, I'm your guest today for gems of the poor. And so let's get right into it. Because for the next maybe 15 or 20

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minutes, in short, let's share a little bit of insight on an important subject that is founded in the core and a beautiful gem that's important and meaningful to every one of us. Regardless of where you come from, regardless of your background, regardless of your status, regardless of how much knowledge you have about the deen or don't have, this is important to all of us. And that is maintaining our trust and our confidence with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, with that being said, there's so many places of the entire core and that we can talk about how to trust Allah. I mean, we can go to literally every single story mentioned in the entire quarter and whether it be about a

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prophet or a messenger or pious men and women of the past, we could go to any story and we can extract the lessons of how those individuals trusted Allah during the most difficult times. But what I want to bring your attention to in sha Allah is a very beautiful incident that happened with the mother of Musa alayhis salaam. And this is found in sort of cost us and it is verse number seven. Now, pseudo puzzles, for those of you that may not be familiar with disorder, this is what I like to call the sister of surah, Yusuf surah Yusuf is dead is dedicated to the story of a son and his father and everything that unfolded between the two of them, along with their with his siblings,

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Yusuf Ali Salaam and his siblings, but soon it costs us now is a relationship between a son and her and his mother. And in this case, here, we all know the story. The mother is eventually given, or inspired by a lot, so adyen to take her son, and to place him into the Nile into the river. But how this whole process began. Allah is so gentle captures in verse number seven of so little puzzles. So a love begins and he says, What Oh, hyena, you know, only more sir, and audibly. So the first thing is that we inspired the mother of Musa alayhis salaam, to nurse Musa alayhis, salaam, himself and other Leary. Now when all was said and done, so she fulfills that responsibility, she's taking care

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of her son, for either 50 IRA if you're afraid for him. So what is the mother of Masada, his setup, what she is suddenly afraid of. So the scholars of Tafseer, they explain different things. But it really boils down to his overall well being, if she's going to be able to take care of him and provide for him and give him all of the necessities that he needs in order to live normally, in order to grow up and be a normal person with all of their needs met, and just be able to remain safe and healthy at the end of the day. What's important here is first and foremost, do you notice how this a Allah subhanaw taala singles out when she's nursing the child, because what is the fear of

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every single parent, it's not just taking care of the kid or protecting the child but just making sure that that child is able to eat to drink each and every day of their life. You know, there's a beautiful incident that happened with Chateau de la Mancha, a woman and her two daughters, they came to the house of I showed her the love line him and they were beggars. So I shall only had three small dates in her in her hand. So she gave one date to the mother, one to the end and one each to the two daughters. The two daughters when they got the date, they immediately devoured it. They were starving. When the mother saw this, she took her own date, she split it in half, and she gave each

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of them a date. And I showed her the alarm rang when she's observing and watching this she is completely blown away. And she eventually released the story to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who teaches her a profound statement as a result, and he tells her it Tuchel now whether we should pray tomorrow, protect yourself from the fire, even if it means that you take a half a date and you give it in soda or charity. The point is, is that here again, you have a mother whose primary purpose is to ensure

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That her children are able to eat that can satisfy their hunger. And this is one of the great wisdoms that how mothers are able to nurse their child, that Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses them with the ability, the nourishment, the food that the child can be provided for, and will get all of the vitamins, all of the nutrients and everything to grow up to be a healthy child. Now, with that being said, musante, saddam and his mother, she's nursing this child. And there's this fear in the back of her mind that, you know, what, if this doesn't work out? What if I can't take care of the child? Well, what if I end up starving myself. So then the A, it continues that either 50 or LA, p

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phillium, whether to hafi whether to has any, so then take your child, put this child into the river and let him go. Now, again, when you're a parent, and you're reading this verse, immediately, you're like, it's so impossible to relate to that, you know, if you talk to any parent that doesn't know where their kid is, for five minutes, especially when you're outdoors, it's the worst five minutes of your life. Now, this mother who has even a closer relationship with her child, than a father ever will, as our Prophet alayhi salatu salam taught us, in this case, here she is being told by Allah, not only just let him go, but put him into our river and just to watch him float away, I can't

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imagine what it would have felt like to be in the shoes of the mother of musante. salon, can you imagine mentally and emotionally and psychologically, how it must have felt for her that she simply had to trust what her creator inspired her to do and just do it? The big lesson here for all of us, is sometimes Allah subhanho wa Taala will place a scenario in front of you. And you cannot see anything good about that scenario. You know, it's like the story of somebody who goes to a dentist, and the dentist pulls out this big massive needle, because he needs to poke your mouth so that he can numb the area he's about to work on and operate. But this is so that you don't feel any pain.

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But for a lot of patients, all we see is that massive needle, and we're thinking to ourselves, my God, he's going to actually put that in my mouth. And it's painful. I mean, I've had it done to me many times, right? So he does that. But the purpose, the ultimate goal behind that treatment is so that you feel no pain. So on the outside, all you sees is big needle, and you're like, Oh my god, this is gonna be terrifying. But when you will through with the process, then you realize, well, wait a minute, that was important. I needed that. Because, you know, whatever, whatever treatment you're getting, it's painful. And again, another example is when a doctor says, look, we need to

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amputate your arm, your leg or something because you have cancer in that area. And if we don't do that, it's going to spread throughout the body. Now, again, nobody wants to lose a limb. But when you think about the bigger picture that's difficult to see, perhaps maybe the cancer won't spread as fast, or it won't spread at all, it gives me a chance to continue going on. And so Musashi has said,

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his mother is getting a really difficult lesson here. You can see what I'm doing. This is the last panel into either, you can see the wisdom, why I'm inspiring you to do this. But I want to give you reassurance why that halfie one attack has any, don't be afraid. Don't be sad. What's mom afraid of always with their kids. They're always worried if their kids are safe. They're always worried that their kids are protected. Their kids have everything that they need, if they're sick, there's access to doctors and to medicine. If they're hungry, there's always access to food. If they're scared there, there's access to security and protection. If they're confused, there's access to knowledge.

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This is the primary concern of all parents, but particularly the mother. Now, with that being said, law says, Well, that's a healthy one. Don't be afraid, don't be sad. Is it that simple? Just for Allah subhanho wa Taala to just do that, just say, oh, oh, by the way, don't be afraid. Don't be sad. Case closed. It's difficult for us humans if we talk to each other that way, that's not enough. why shouldn't they be afraid? Don't you see what I'm going through? I got to take my child and throw them into a river. Are you serious? What if there's something in the river what if somebody kidnaps the child? What if the child what if the river you know there's some rough currents here and there

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and the child flips over and starts to drop? What if What if What if? The answer to this is really simple from a spiritual sense? We are learning here just as much as the mother of new Sally solemn learned that when you trust a law, you trust his message, you trust his instruction

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You trust to his core and you trust his messenger and he slides with them. That's not a thing that just happens overnight. That requires a lot of discipline, a lot of commitment that requires a human eye to constantly be engaged with the knowledge of this book. You know, a lot of people say you need to trust Allah, very few people. Explain how that trust can be built. And it's the same thing with human beings, like logically, if we want to trust each other as human beings, I won't trust somebody, I don't know. Well, so what does that mean? What does that mean? I have to I have to somehow build a relationship with that person, so that when it comes time to trust them, I can feel

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confident that I can count on them, and vice versa. So one method that the scholars tell us of how we build that trust with Allah, is you have to have a consistent relationship with Allah, that you're constantly turning and talking to him. So that eventually when you do need his help, and you call out for his help, he will respond and help just like with you and I if we were friends, but we barely knew each other, if you came to me for help, how, you know reluctant to help you? Because I don't know you that well. If you ask me for a loan, if you ask me for assistance, you want to stay at my house something it's very difficult for me to just open all the doors because I don't know you

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will. But if we talked to regularly, I knew you for some time. I knew your habits, I knew your weaknesses, I knew your concerns, then you come to me for help afterwards. And it's very easy for me to help you. I wouldn't even hesitate and so a similar relationship has to be that be there with our Creator. So kind of hola Tyler. If you have a consistent relationship with Allah, you can always rely that Allah will respond and help you in a manner that is pleasing to Him. So the mother of Masada his son is giving reassurance Don't be afraid Don't be sad in now at all do a lake Watch out you know whom in a more serene we are going to return him to you. Now this has happened and it was

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captured in sort of bought her for a generic cat dealer on MC K. Takada a know how well that isn't. So we eventually returned you back to your mum Why? So that she could comfort her eyes. Only online knows how much the mother may have been crying, and sleepless nights just wondering what's happening to her son. But what's even more amazing, is how she managed to muster up the strength and the trust, to trust a last message and let her son go.

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You know, I'm just gonna drift on a side point real quickly. With this pandemic. One very common question that lots of Muslims ask is why? Why did Allah put a pandemic on this planet? Look how look at the chaos look at the disrupt the look at the disruption that it caused in every industry in every part of the world. They're suffering in some way, shape or form. This is for what you know, we we don't have all the answers clearly in front of our eyes. But there are some wisdoms behind why things like this happen, whether it be a pandemic, whether it be a natural disaster, you know,

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an amount of destruction at a very grand scale when entire city is destroyed by an earthquake, what have you, we do have some wisdom. And one of those wisdoms is captured in this a

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that on the forefront at that very moment, you might not see what Allah subhanho wa Taala is doing here. And it might look like absolute chaos, and there's just no good in it whatsoever. But if you trust his plan, then you stop worrying. Stop complaining. And that's what trust does with with Allah subhana wa Tada. It prevents us from complaining and it keeps our worries under control. Second, eliminate them. Why? Because it's a human thing for us to be worried. It's a human thing for us to be concerned. So keep in mind and this is really important that when we trust our Creator doesn't mean that all of our worries should just disappear. Or that if I do worry, it's an indication that I

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have my trust with Allah is a week No. The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also needed those kinds of reinforcements. That's why one of the wisdoms why Allah took 23 years to reveal the Quran, and not just give it to him all at once, as the disbelievers challenged him to walk on the Latina cat photo, Lola neusiedler ideal Joomla 10 wahida they actually challenged him and said, Look, you know, why don't you just ask your Creator to bring down the entire poor end all at once so that we could actually see a book or something. But that wasn't the wisdom that Allah subhanaw taala decided when he took 23 years to give him the support and piece by piece bit by bit

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So that you can develop that trust and commitment with its knowledge so that you take some time that as you're getting a little bit of this or that you're studying it, you're trying to understand its meaning you're trying to understand the expectations. And once you do that, then it's easy for you to trust all of the other commandments, that maybe we won't ever understand, maybe we won't have the complete full knowledge of the wisdom behind that particular ruling. But it's the trust that built up over an extended period. That's how the reassurance Now eventually came to the mother, that Allah subhana wa tada says, in our audio, he like we're going to return him to you, which are a lot more

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setting, but he's going to be even better when we return him to you. He's going to be a mighty chosen messenger of Allah. You know, there's a contrast here between this surah excuse me, there's a connection between this sort and sort of use of

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you know, what's amazing to me is that even in the story of use of it, who said, you know, this poor kid is thrown into a well, that he's eventually found, that he's sent off to another country that has been sold as a slave, that a bunch of things happen in the palace, where he's a slave and a worker that he set up and he's thrown into prison. All it just seems like his whole life is spiraling out of control. Some of us listening to this might feel the same way. We have our own story that's similar to the story of use of it. So it's similar to the story of Sue in Soviet puzzles, that, you know, it's just one problem after another after another. And you're not seeing

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the wisdom, why this is happening. You're not seeing any end to all of this hardship. And I'm here to remind myself and all of you

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that it's the stories like the story of mozzarella is the story of a burly, SLM man who lost all of his kids all at once, 12 of them 12 to 14 of them, a man who lost his health, everything was sick in his body except his heart and ton Amanda man who lost his community, everybody disowned him because they thought he was cursed. something wasn't right, everything is going wrong about him. And a man who lost his power, his money he was he was the only prophet amongst the stories of prophets that we know of those actually rich, that Allah blessed him with power and wealth, lost all of that. And you're thinking, you lose your business, you lose your entire family, all at once you lose your

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health, and you lose, you lose all of your, your wealth and your strength and everything your whole presence is gone. It was easy for a yubari his salon to just give up.

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But what is he doing instead? What are you but if no doubt Have you been called out to Allah subhana wa Tada. He's still trusted him. Still trusted him. And he said to Allah is not out of bubble anymore sending a lot what are hammer rahimian? a pain or an affliction has defaulted on me, I'm going through a tough time, but you are the Most Merciful One, still turn to him. That's the key my brothers and sisters. And that's what I want to leave you with. In this short reminder, in short love, Tara is that every choice that we make in our life, everything that we say and we do, no matter what the circumstance may be, we always lose. When we lose the trust of Allah in our lives in

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our hearts, we lose, even if you're able to relieve yourself of that hardship. It's about just mentally finding comfort and peace in your situation. It's about mentally being prepared for the next problem or the next hardship that may potentially come to you. It's about those moments, where the trust in our Creator, just as we seen in the story of mu silius. And I'm just as we seen, the story of use of RTS and all the other prophets and messengers. It's the one secret ingredient that they all kept in mind in order to help get through all of the tragedy into difficulty that their lives had to go through. And we're tasting a little bit of that today. At a at a global level, at a

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community level, even at a personal level. And so I asked and I pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala the tea gives us and he strengthens and he reinforces our trust in Him and His message. And I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala give us the knowledge and wisdom that even if we don't see the wisdom behind his rulings that we at least submit to them. We are our own of Sameera. Now what Aparna We are an owner of we hear and we obey. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to always count us from amongst those who hear and obey alone. I mean, so the brothers and sisters in Manchester, I think it's about like nine just after nine o'clock over there.

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So I will leave you with this in sha Allah who Tirana. Thank you to all of the organizers and the brothers and sisters of your community for allowing me to grace your platform. And I pray that Allah subhana wa Taala allows you this moment to be a beautiful relationship from a brother all the way from Toronto, Canada. A beautiful relationship that hopefully will lead to an opportunity that we get to meet each other in person and I I am blessed with the opportunity in sha Allah hotevilla to visit your community. Until then, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect you all and keep you safe just like my level Hayden Thank you was said Mr. Washington metal, Lucky wabarakatuh