Coping with Hardships
Channel: Musleh Khan
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my brothers and sisters on this blessed day. And this blessed our veoma Jumaane Let me begin by praising Allah subhanho wa taala. And extending our gratitude, and our appreciation, and our love for Him. subhanho wa Taala for blessing us and honoring us once again, that we gather on this blessed day in this blessing our considering the circumstances. And I pray that Allah subhana wa Taala ease our struggle, ease the pandemic, and all of our brothers and sisters across the globe, who suffer in their own way, shape or form. May Allah subhanho wa Taala ease their pain and suffering and grant them patience and strength. Allah I mean, are you able to absorb all of us have
All of us are stuck in our own way.
But you and I, we see each other quite often these days, the person beside you, you see them quite often, we pray together, we speak to one another.
If you and I may not necessarily know what the other person is going through. We don't know what other people's problems are.
They will stand and smile and embrace you. But behind all of that layer upon layer of struggle and pain is there a lot of us can feel stuck at times, and many of us probably do.
And when you think about life in this world,
if you're ever trying to survive without having having any problems, this world is not the place for that. It is not possible for you and I to live in this world without problems.
If you study the biographies of prophets and messengers, you're basically studying problems.
And one of the prophets whose story is filled with problems. It's quite remarkable how this individual
dealt with those struggles. He is none other than Musa alayhis salam, all prophets and messengers have problems with Musa alayhis salam there is a solution that he constantly turns to whenever he's confronted.
And if you think of his story, it is Mellie and bedarra. It is filled with DWIs
when Allah summons him and calls him come to me, and I order you to go to fit around what did Musa alayhis salam
Say hello rubbish really surgery until the he starts making do our luck keep me relaxed, keep me calm.
When Musa alayhis salam accidentally took the life of someone, first thing that he says Allah be in Neil vollum to Nuptse for fairly for her for Allah. First thing that he does his he asks Allah to forgive him and he says, I've done something wrong Forgive me, Oh Allah, when moussaka you Salam Goes to the City of meridian. And he helps people. First thing that he does is that once he's finished helping people, he turns towards the shade. And he starts making do all over again, Dora upon Dora, upon Dawn,
my topic for you today
is not how to just resolve problems, but how to live and cope with them.
Because we can establish that they are never problems will never leave us. So how do you live with problems? How do you live with struggles, you know, you will have in situation today and over an extended period, you get over those problems. And then the next one starts, and you thought to yourself, my goodness, what I just survived, what I just had to go through was really tough. But this one is even more difficult. This problem is even worse, it's even more difficult. And it seems like it just continues from time to time for all of us. So what do you do?
There are many solutions to this, but I want to share with you just one,
just one. And it is a pattern that you see in all prophets and messengers, and all pious men and women. And anybody who has an atom's weight of e men, this solution will work for you Bismillah
turn to Allah. And they don't mean what we say to each other. If somebody says to you, man, I'm my life is real difficult. Brother, Big.
Brother, this is the test from Allah, you know, these are all important. And that's true. This is not what I'm talking about. When I say to you and to myself, turn to Allah,
unload, turn to Him and ask Him for guidance. I want you to think about struggle this way. Imagine you were put into a blender. The blender is planet Earth. So here we are.
But just imagine you're in this blender and a bunch of ingredients are thrown into the blender. And you turn it on. So here you are now you're spinning in all different directions.
Will the other ingredients affect you? Yeah, they'll affect you. Will you see the remnants of those other ingredients on you? Yeah, you'll see it on it just like problems. Even if you get over it mentally, emotionally, maybe even physically, you still have signs that remind you, amen. That problem I went through SubhanAllah.
But here you are in this world, and you're spinning, spinning and you're being blended and you're being grinded constantly in life.
Having a relationship with Allah
doesn't wipe away and erase your problems. And that's it, it's gone. It's it disappears. But rather, having a relationship with Allah. When you turn to him sincerely, and you say Oh Allah, just give me some strength, direct me in the right direction, guide me.
When a servant calls upon Allah this way,
Allah will never turn you away.
And so to survive with struggles and problems at any capacity, it's not just about Oh ALLAH remove the problem from me. Because another one will come or Allah remove the problem from me. Another one will come, but oh Allah give me the strength and their patients to survive being blended in this world. Oh Allah, I asked you for guidance and direction. That's what the relationship of allah does. And the best example of that
is you look at our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Just look at his life.
From the moment he was a prophet, from the moment, Allah inspired him, look what he had to endure. And even there are so many stories, but one of them is, is interesting of Abu jihad. One of the sworn enemies of the Prophet it is solid Salam. You know, one day Abu gehele is seen in Mecca. And he's listening to the process, sometimes recitation at night. So he goes by his house and he's just listening
And then the next day, he does it again and again and again. And so eventually people of Mecca noticed Abu Jamal who is a leader of the Quran, which is one of the most powerful men in Mecca. So they asked him, What are you doing? So I'm just listening to him recite. So two men asked him, yeah, abeja hell, why don't you just accept what he what he claims to be a messenger of Allah? Do you believe in His message?
And Buddha says, Yes, I actually do. I believe it's the truth. So why won't you accept it? And he responds, and he says to them, because if I do, I won't have any of this. I won't have power. I won't have control. The political power that I have in Mecca, I lose it all. It's just problems, problems upon problems. How did the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam survive the Abu Jahaz survive the machinery couldn't survive the struggles that he himself experienced even on a personal level when the machine called is constantly bombarding him. Allah told him Allah Cadena Allah ma N Naka yo de pasado Luca de Mayo Kowloon we know what the thing is that's making you feel worried,
You feel restrained inside we know what it is. Allah then tells him to step back behind your back, welcome Mina surgeon.
Then Allah tells them just make to speak of Allah and be amongst those who lengthen their sujood Weibel dorobek Hattah to Eliakim. Worship your master until the the time of certainty comes to you, meaning until your death my brothers and sisters, my reminder for me in you
is that when you find yourself and if you haven't,
it's going to come
where you feel so overwhelmed, and you can find direction and you just don't know what else to do just one thing after another.
There is another beautiful secret behind all of that, which is what I will conclude with in the second part of the HIPAA. So the first part was all about. Just turn to Allah
and ask Him for He Dahlia and guidance so that he can give you the strength to survive whenever you get thrown into that blender. So that you come out. Sure you might be stained emotionally, physically, psychologically, but guess what, you survived by Allah's will. But there's the second secret that I'll share with you and conclude with May Allah azza wa jal ease our struggle May Allah subhana wa Tada increase our Amen. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala always and forever bless us with he Daya guidance and direction Allahumma. Amin Akula Mata smella stuff it will la Holly welcome Marissa it in the meantime equally them the Sofitel in the hula photo Rahim.
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah or the hereafter Losada woman while Ummah buried. In conclusion, brothers and sisters, you ever find yourself when you are in the middle of a struggle?
You start praying more,
your sujood becomes a bit longer, your drives become more frequent.
And you start to think about what are the things that I need to do to change my life. Not only that, I get relief from this problem. But I actually genuinely want to be a better person.
And you'll find that these changes are happening when you're at your lowest, our LMS teach us and tell us this is one of the secrets of the beauty of struggle than when the servant finds themselves getting closer to their Creator. It says if Allah subhanho wa Taala gave you the hardship, because he wants you to get closer to him. subhanho wa taala. And if you're able to embrace those moments that way, that not only do you pass the test, but now what you might think is a struggle is actually the most blessed time of your entire life. Subhanallah there are people who are sitting in hospital beds that have never made a son or a daughter, but when they're in the hospital bed, they're
constantly talking to Allah. They're constantly praying to Him.
And those moments become the blessing and best moments of their life. And so in conclusion,
do your very best. It's not easy, but do your very best to internalize when you struggle, that it may actually be a good thing.
that brings you closer to the one and only and if you find yourself there, say Alhamdulillah and ask Allah to give you a Daya ask Allah to guide you to what is best. And I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless all of us with he Daya and guide us to what is best, an utmost pleasing to Him before pleasing to us. Allah whom I mean, we send peace and blessings to our Rasul Salah Toby was salam who Isley came a moron and subhanho wa Taala Phaeton xili in Allah Hawa mela iica tahu usaw Lunarlon Nebby Yeah, are you Hello, Xena and then also Lou Isley, where suddenly motors Lima Allahumma Salli, ala Muhammad, wa ala Ali Muhammad. Kamal Seletar Allah Ibrahima, wider. Early Ibrahima innaka Homido
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