How Allah Tests Us
Channel: Musleh Khan
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Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh?
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for Tapachula for Marana Subhanahu wa Taala Phaeton Ziri yeah yo Latina aminu it taco la helper to potty he wala tamo tuna Illa one to Muslim Moon from buried my brothers and sisters on this blessed day of this blessed hour of Yeoman and tomorrow. We begin by praising Allah. We show our gratitude that Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses us once again to gather to remember him to seek His mercy and to seek his forgiveness May Allah azza wa jal accept from us our efforts, Allah whom I mean, you Allah, Bob, there is a lot happening in the world today.
And one might be asking themselves, what is the wisdom and purpose behind all that is happening today? And life we are being reminded each and every day just how
fragile and volatile. We are as a creation. Today's peaceful. We don't know what tomorrow is. Today we are healthy we don't know how we feel tomorrow And subhanAllah today we are alive but we don't know a few hours later what Allah subhanho wa Taala is called will be May Allah azza wa jal give us strength and may Allah subhanho wa Taala preserve the message of la ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah in our hearts and in our lives, Allah Houma and mean, brothers and sisters, life is a test
and everything about it is a test. The good things that we go through is a test. Allah tells us in the Quran, when Abbulu can be shocked Bill Cherie will highly fitna, Allah azza wa jal says he's going to test you with the good things in even in the bad things in life, it's all going to be a test for you and me.
But what I want to share with you today is how Allah subhanho wa Taala tests us as a creation. Our scholars tell us that, generally speaking tests are always in two major categories. You're the one that receives the test, we all fall at least in these two categories in some way, shape, or form. The first is, when you're going through a trial, good or bad. Scholars say the first thing to remember to reflect on and think about is your commitment towards the *tier the Islamic rules and laws that we are instructed to follow. Have you followed through with the things that Islam told you to do? through the good times? And the bad? This is the first category. And then the second category
the ultimate teach us? Is your attitude, how you react to the test? How do you feel? What are the things you're thinking about? What are the words you say, what are your actions are? What do you do when the test is happening? These two major categories, and SubhanAllah. At the end of the day, we all know where our tests come from. That everything ultimately at the end of the day is from our Creator subhanho wa taala. And that's something to feel okay and feel comfortable about. You know why?
Because a great scholar Sophia Anna Sophia Rahim, Allah once said, I am comfortable that Allah will judge me, and Allah will test me and Allah will account to me on the day of judgment. Because I prefer that Allah judges me more than my own mother and father, because he is exceptionally merciful, and forgiving more than my own parents. So when you hear that Allah subhanho wa taala, test you and you're reminded of this, and that you will go to Him we will all go back to Allah, and we will receive our results of how we performed how we reacted, how we behaved when the tests happen, then in sha Allah who are Allah, we hope and we pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala will count
us from amongst the righteous in this world, and in the hereafter Allah whom I mean, so this is the first point. Secondly, brothers and sisters,
all of us we we will experience tests in a different way. What I mean is that no two tests are the same. Like if I get sick, and somebody else gets sick, the way that we understand and internalize that moment, that sickness is very different. Every single human being handles trouble or even good times differently. And this is also captured in the Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us, Leah Balu, accom, FEMA Telecom, that Allah subhanho wa Taala will test us based on what He has given you. So every single one of us has tests that are given to us that is unique to us. Think about it, every single human being, every single trial is unique to that individual. May Allah subhanaw taala
give us strength, and our scholars teach us that one simple way to know whether the test is going to reward you. So when you go through whatever it is you go through, will you be getting the blessings and the forgiveness and
Have mercy from Allah subhanho wa taala? Or will that moment be a punishment for that individual? May Allah azza wa jal protect us from the Allah whom I mean, the scholars tell us, it's all about how you react. If you go to the doctor, and the doctor says, we found a tumor.
We found you have cancer, you're sick, something happens to you. There are two ways to react here. The first one might react and say, How could this happen? Why would this happen? I take care of myself, I take care of my health. I do everything. How could this happen? This is the category you don't want to be in. Because immediately our other men tell us the second category. When the believers somebody who has true Eman and sincerity, may Allah make us all from amongst them. Allahumma Amin when they hear bad news, uncomfortable, they feel the discomfort they feel worried concerned, but they still react with Alhamdulillah hadoar Allahumma Shah Masha, feral if you
respond, during tough times, that oh Allah you do as you please, I trust you. Oh Allah. I can't see the wisdom in what's happening to me.
But I trust your wisdom, Oh Allah, if this is your reaction. This is a simple way to know whether that moment is going for you or against you. May Allah azza wa jal give us patience and give us strength Allahumma Amin. And so are you on a hubbub?
There is a very beautiful Hadith that sort of puts worldly life in perspective. That after all is said and done. Once our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us in authentic hadith
he says to us SallAllahu it was salam at dunya MeLuna
this world is cursed. You know when you hear that at first, it might be a bit uncomfortable. Some when they listen to this hadith, it's a bit uncomfortable. You know why? Because this is home. There's nowhere else to go. We have to make life the best way we can here. So for the Hadith to begin this way, you've got to continue to reading it. So to understand what the messenger Allah your salat wa salam wants us to learn. So he says that this world, this is the state that it's in and it'll always be this way. It'll upset you. It will disappoint you. When somebody passes away time doesn't pause and reflect on that individual. The world continues to turn. Time continues to move
forward. It says if we were here, but at the same time we were never here. May Allah azza wa jal give us strength. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam then continues any explains MeLuna mafia, just so that somebody doesn't think well, okay, the world is cursed? Yeah, crimes are curse, how long things are cursed? Alcohol, drugs, all of that stuff. Yes, I get it that's cursed. Then the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam makes it clear and says everything in it in this world is cursed.
Except three things.
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number one except the remembrance of Allah.
This is the only thing
that you and I have in life that keeps our engine of confidence, optimism, trust going, and in the second part of the hotbar I will help I will remind you and myself, what is the thing that that engine needs for it to continue to work? So the first is Allah Subhan. The Prophet it starts with Salam tells us in the crawl, it's the remembrance of Allah number two, one Manuela hmm. And the thing that helps you remember ALLAH, whatever it is in your life, and it helps you it reminds you it encourages you to remember Allah. That's the second thing that's exempted from this curse. And the third and the final one mention in this beautiful Hadith. Our Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam tells
us why leemon Omoto Alima
the scholar or the student of knowledge, you know why both of these are mentioned? Because the Prophet alayhi salatu salam knows not everybody will be a scholar. But everyone can end in sha Allah is a student of knowledge. So once you continue to listen to learn to be reminded to educate
To understand and putting things in perspective, going back to the Quran and Sunnah for all of your daily decisions in life in sha Allah Allahu Taala no matter what is happening in this world, things will still seem to make sense to a certain extent. And you will still be able to wake up with Alhamdulillah go through your day with Alhamdulillah and go to sleep with Alhamdulillah May Allah azza wa jal preserve and protect the message of the Quran and Sunnah in our hearts and in our lives. I pause here Apolo notice Marlon was still fertile La Jolla welcome what he said he must be mean. I mean clearly them the stuff hero in who who will have hero Rahim.
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we are slowly inching towards a very important time in our Islamic history, the magnificent journey of the is sought all will match our knowledge. We all know the story, how beautiful and how important this particular event during the time of our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. There is just one element one aspect of this entire journey that I want to remind myself and all of us here today.
Usually the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. The norm was when he was given instruction to do something. He would receive that through revelation, you would be inspired and yet and Hadith will give him endless sahabas. And all of us instructions of what you need to do.
Allah said Come to me.
And he calls the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to instruct him and teach him about the Salah. Think about it. That's the engine that keeps us moving forward. It's our prayer. It's your sujood and my sujood. It's the moment that you pause your day. And you concentrate just between you and your Creator. That's the thing that reignites you, that gives you the confidence, stability, and makes things in life make sense, even though to everyone else it doesn't. That's where you start to put things into perspective. It might look devastating, and it probably is. It might look horrible, and it probably is, but you're still able to seek or find some wisdom in it and trust your Creator.
And the thing that keeps that going is that each and every day you continue to commit yourself and perfect your prayers. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala accept from us our Salawat our prayers, Allah whom mean May Allah azza wa jal give us the knowledge and the strength that we continue to perfect our prayers and our worship and our devotion to Him. Allahumma Amin. These are the words that I leave you with you
that once you leave here today,
that you continue to reflect on what time means for you and me that you continue to reflect that Subhanallah how fragile life truly is. Here we are for salatu. Juma?
Not a single person knows and can guarantee they'll see salata also
not a single person. It's just it truly is something to continue to reflect on and never forget. I pray that Allah blesses us and blesses our time in this world and in the Hereafter. May Allah azza wa jal give us strength bless us with patience and honor in this world and in the hereafter. Allahumma Amin we send peace and blessings to our Rasul Salah Torabi, wa salam ala Kemet, a Marana Subhanahu wa Taala Phaeton ZD in Allah Juana Ekata who you saw Lunarlon OB yeah you have Latina M and also Lou Isley were suddenly motor Salima Allah ma suddenly Allah Muhammad Ali Mohammed came out so late Isla Ibrahim Oh ALLAH early Ibrahim in Naka, Homido Majeed, Allah Mfu Muslim you know, well
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