Quranic verses that change your life #06 With Every Difficulty Comes Multiple Avenues Of Ease

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah wa barakaatuh. So today it's it's really an interesting session just because a lot of things have happened. And it just reflects today's lesson and today's reminder so Well, today in shout Allahu taala, we are going to suit a number 94 of the quarter end now, although it's one of the last suitors in terms of the order of the poor, and it's actually one of the early suitors that were revealed into the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, and that is, of course suited to a shock, a shock, sort of the shock, or soda two inch era, whatever you want to call it, right? They have different names. So soda shout is

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a soda that we've memorized, since we were kids that initial like your Southern rock wall, Darren Anka with soda, and so on. This particular soda was given to the messenger alayhi salatu was Salam in very early Mexican period. The reason for that is everything to do with the suta itself. So let's look at let's look first look at context for a moment. You have a time and a period where the Prophet Allah Azza wa Salaam was constantly being scrutinized, he was made fun of he was persecuted, he was threatened he was called names, you name it, everything in the book, what's happening to him Salalah Harley, who was seldom and as a result of that will really takes a toll on anybody. There's

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only so much criticism you can take. There's only so much threats you can handle at some point it gets to you and it breaks you down. And the people who do that sort of thing, they know that as well. And the Prophet alayhi salatu salam started to feel somewhat depressed, upset at himself felt like you know, he couldn't really complete the mission, that Allah subhana wa tada put him through, which was just to simply teach people about coming back to the true creator, Allah azza wa jal himself, he felt like he couldn't do it anymore. There was just too much pressure against him too much resistance against him and his followers. And that is when Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him

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this beautiful surah. And so the first lesson behind why we've chosen this particular reminder, for all of you listening to this, this is a surah to help boost your spirits to help reinforce positivity and optimism in you. This is the sort of that helps you look at the most difficult situations. And you can see that there is solutions behind all of that, you know, many times, especially people who are not connected to God, they will look at particular situations in life and think to themselves, how am I going to get through this? How is this even possible? How did this even happen? So whether it could be what we're going through right now, the whole COVID-19 issue,

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then there are rumors of other viruses and pandemics that are happening as well or that could reach a global pandemic. And the world is just literally standing on eggshells. So you're thinking to yourself subpanel Oh, we're coming out of one thing. And there's a potential that this could happen again, very soon, very quickly. It can literally, literally drive someone crazy. And you would think to yourself, and feel as though there's no hope. There's just no way that there's stability in life. So if it's not at a global level, then it's at a community level then inside of, you know, within my family within my girlfriend's within my own circle. There's just situations that I don't know how

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I'm going to cope with this particular sorter is for you, and now we're not doing the entire store but I'm going to walk you through the whole sorta in sha Allah, first thing that Allah subhana wa Taala does. And this is a lesson for all of us. When ever you feel as though you don't have the knowledge, the strength or the confidence to get through a situation or to confront your worst fears. The first thing that Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't do suta is he asks the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam a rhetorical question. lm nasura halakhah sandarac didn't I give you glad tidings in your chest that that's poor ends way of saying did not keep you together composed calm in showed

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our host sutler is por ends way of teaching us to remain calm. Because often when you confront fears, what happens to you on the inside, you start feeling these butterflies you start feeling overwhelmed you sometimes you can't even talk you can't even eat you can barely express yourself. This was a concern that Musa alayhis salam had with Faroe Islands that fit around was this all powerful man that had all the wealth and stability and status and power. And now musala Sam is the complete opposite and he's got to go and confront this man. And he was scared. That's right. He even tells Allah in nundah hafele you know, me and my brother were scared to go and confront fear around

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and Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him the strength mozzarella stem to ask for something. What did he asked for Carlota bishnoi rightly suddenly, Oh Allah keep my chest calm. So the first thing that Allah reminds the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam is lm national Holika Southern quick sitepoint very beautiful.

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Musa alayhis salam had to ask Allah for ensure aha subtle but the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam god it automatically without asking for it it's really amazing musala Islam as to word but look what Allah system prophet it starts with some lm nasura Didn't we already do that for you? So that's the first thing now notice it's a blessing. Here's number two. Well barring that wizard rock, and we also lifted wobble dotnet and Kozak we lifted the burden that was weighing heavily on your shoulders. Now scholars differ what that is, is the burden of grief, depression, sadness, or is it something else? Mmm. Rahim. Allah says that the grief here that Allah lifted from the Prophet alayhi

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salaatu wa sallam his sins. In other words, Allah forgave the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam. So he says, I lifted that burden off of your shoulders that was weighing you down. So the second point that Allah is reminding the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam is that look, I've made you calm I've gave you given you the the composure, the stability, that you can handle whatever life throws at you. Then on top of that, in addition to that, I've relieved you of the biggest burden on a believer which is your sins and your mistakes. You don't have to carry that. You've been you've been forgiven, then Allah continues. Unless he and Paul Baba, hold up the thing that weighs you that

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water, fat and liquor vichara is the third thing a lot. So Joel says, and we also gave you we raised your legacy and gave you one like none other. How often? How often do we say the Prophet alayhi salaatu? Wa Salaam, his name? And how often do we send peace and blessings to him? So like in the event of shadow, unknown Warhammer rasulillah, we see it in our event, we see it in our shadow, we probably say it at least once every single day of our lives. When we're thinking about something. If we see his name put somewhere, if we read about something, and we see the Prophet Mohammed Ali Sato, some, actually I know of a brother as well that has two kids. And he named both of them Mohammed.

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And every so often. And he did this he says, because just of his love of the name and the Prophet Alayhi, salaatu wa Salaam, and because of that love, sometimes he has this habit that every time he calls Mohammed, one of his son's, in his mind, the father's mind, he's saying sallallahu wasallam. Like, it's just an auto. It's an autopilot mentally in his brain. And he's like, Oh, I don't have to say when I call it somebody's name, but you see that connection that you have with the messenger RNA, so to assume that's the connection that you want. And that's the legacy that Allah is referring to. I gave you a legacy that people remember you, they practice your teachings. Now I know we don't

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have the Prophet alayhi salatu salam with us. But you know what we do have? We have Bahati? We have Muslim we have Hadith books, we have authenticated Hadees we have that entire science preserved and protected so that we could study his legacy sallallahu alayhi wasallam what a foreigner like Nicaragua, for in America recently you saw in America, illusory you Sir, this is the root or the core of today's reminder. Allah subhanho wa Taala says after every single after, not after, but with every single difficulty or pain in them, either OCD, you sort of it doesn't say for in the battle or city you sort of Allah says indeed with every difficulty and pain. Now pause for a moment, every

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struggle, every pain, every hardship, every difficulty, you name it, it doesn't matter. What level what capacity, who's involved, who isn't. It doesn't matter, every single difficulty every ounce of difficulty in your life. Guess what Allah subhanho wa Taala does with the difficulty and this is, especially for the people that ask why is a lot doing this to me. Why did Allah send this to me? Why is this happening to me? I tried to avoid it. It's still happen.

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In my little city, so the most beautiful word in this whole sentence is actually two letters, main and dining matter. It's the most beautiful word in this entire sentence. It's not even the fact that ease and pain are mentioned together. No, it's the word matter. Man or Maria, with a lot is next to you. In other words, Allah is saying with every single pain no matter what it is that you experience or confront in your life. And here's the for those who study Arabic for Enigma, Allah, Allah Rosetti a looser has an Elif lamb, which means it's definitive in Arabic We call this malefor what that means

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How that's interpreted in life is very simple. Every single hardship and difficulty that you confront, guess what you will recognize it, you will know where it came from, and you'll know why it happened. You may not know all the details, but you have an idea. You know, I did this, I said this, or I didn't do this. I didn't say this, you have an idea where that hardship came from. And this is from Allah's mercy, that Allah gives us the insight, the knowledge that we understand at least, why we're going through the difficulties that we're going through something that we may have, you know, miscalculated, we didn't think things through whatever the case is, the point is, you have some

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idea, nobody just wakes up, and then all of a sudden, a ton of hardship just starts flying their way. And if that's the case, if that's the case, then Allah subhanho wa Taala is really putting us through a test. But for the most part, even if it's a death of a loved one, you know, and you can tell yourself that at the end of the day, you know, this was something that was written for my for them. This is a lust puddle. So you can still give some insight, okay, I know that this was going to happen, I know that I had to go through this. I didn't know that they were going to go first. But the fact is, mentally, it was always in the back of my mind. kulu neffs. In the equatorial mode,

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every soul is going to taste death. And actually that's our reminder tomorrow, but we'll talk about that then in sha Allah. But Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us here, Mara, eluru, sorta. So you it's definitive, we know where it's coming from, we know what it is. But then the opposite metallicity you saw your Sora there's no Alif Lam Meem. It's non definitive in Arabic We call this neck era? In other words, what is Allah subhanho wa Taala saying, The ease. And then Allah says use sotah. You know, one interesting characteristic about words in Arabic that are non definitive is that they could mean infinite things. So it does not have to mean just one thing. It could mean

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multiple different things. Why? Because it's not defined. So what Allah is saying is that with every one difficulty, there are multiple avenues of ease, multiple avenues of ease, there's not just for every one difficulty there is one ease, no. And the reason why there's no I literally, I mean, it's not defined in any way. It's not directed in any particular direction, so sky's the limit, you have no idea when you lost your job. And you have five kids, you're living at home, you've got your bills, you've got all of those things, and you're like, how am I gonna? How am I going to survive? How am I gonna find another job, especially during this period, like nobody's hiring? And you're

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thinking to yourself, subpanel Oh, what am I going to do? Let's just hold on, hold on, hold on. First of all, let me show you how to solder. In other words, Allah says, didn't I bless you, then I give you stability. And by the way, stability here also means a slim. So we can one one can say Didn't we give you the glad tidings of the message of Islam. So if you're Muslim Alhamdulillah start off with that. Do you notice how the surah began? Allah subhanho wa Taala is literally reminding the Prophet Allah subtle, subtle of all the positive things that he already has that he's already that he should already be grateful for. We've talked about gratitude so much in our previous series in

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this one, so we all know the value of gratitude that at the end of the day, gratitude is what reinforces positivity, it makes us stronger individuals, nothing in this world becomes negative. When you are constantly in the state of gratitude. You always find the good in everything. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying here, that look, you know, the sort of started off with all of the positive things of other prophecies, sell them, and then it reinforces that, hey, no hardship goes on forever. You still have a lot to be grateful for. You can still look around, look around your life. Just think for a moment what you do have sure the marriage didn't work out. But guess what,

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you still have your family still have your children, you still have your health, you can still move forward, you can still start a new life, fine. You're not the only one that got divorced. There are millions of people that go through this. So you're not the only one that's gone through that experience and you can recover. People have recovered, there's no there's no reason why you shouldn't recover from that. And as long as you stay positive with the things you have that you're grateful for. Elon continues to ease a lot continues to increase that gratitude with more. That's how you start to achieve the usara that's being talked about in this area. Is that Allah subhanho wa

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Taala is telling us just calm down and relax. You'll be okay. Because that one hardship you had or you experience, you have no idea what I can do. I can do a lot for you.

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I can reinforce a lot of positivity in your life but you got to stay a little shorter like a southerner, you've got to stay positive in this religion. And and this is so important to Allah, you know what Allah does next panela look what he does next in numero serie surah, he repeats the exact same sentence. Again, rarely in the entire poor end is one sentence repeated almost verbatim. Immediately after, it's all it's very rare in the entire quarter end, that you'll have two sentences to get together side by side that are almost identical. I mean, there's just one letter missing in in American history so which is the word which is the letter fat fat in so you have fat in the first

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one and then you just have in the in the second one, that's it, everything else is exactly the same, so rare. What that tells us and what scholars of Tafseer teach us about that is that this is how such an important subject and priority it is for a love for us to stay positive with him. It's it's really one of those most one of those priorities for Allah, he looks at this, he preserves this he protects the believer who does this, you're always confident and you trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala let's plan for either thought of in America sudo certain Americans suffer either thought or fallen sub ye loud I'll be careful to conclude that either fight or hotel funds sub whenever you

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have some breathing room fart out of fear or when you have space it's an open air you have some space now. So when whatever difficulty you're dealing with starts to ease down a little fun sub fun sub no one really knows what it means. Some scholars said fun sub means to do fun sub means prayer fun sub means reflection fun sub means to fun sub means to do the Sunnah Noah and Noah Philo rokerites fund sub means to reinforce your Akita, your faith with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Funds sub means to recite some Quran funds sub means to be more optimistic. So you have fun sub that has several several different meanings. But guess what, they all connect with one another. In other

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words, funds of means get up, do something, start moving, start getting your life together, start doing something about your situation. Don't just sit there all day, every day weeping, crying, upset at yourself, I wish I could have I should have done it a certain way. No LSS fun sub, get yourself out of your room out of your house out of your bed, do something, start the cycle, start moving the wheel again, for what allowed a bigger photo hub.

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But don't lose the ultimate ultimate goal. It's your Lord that you desire the most. What allowed a big in addition to your master photo hub,

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photo hub, or aka. That's where you desire to be. When you load up bigger photo club. And this is where we want to be. This is what we want in our life. We want to be with our Creator Subhana who Ouattara either photo dolphin sub l or became photo hub. Such a beautiful way to conclude the sorta just kind of it just kind of puts things at ease. If you feel a bit more relaxed. Yeah, I do want to like I do want a lot to be near me, I do want to be there for me. That's the ultimate goal. I'm trusting him because I know he won't let me down what you load up big. So it is to your master, that were your ultimate desire, your need the light at the end of the tunnel. That's what you want.

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That's the ultimate goal. So when we're talking about positivity, the ultimate goal of positive positivity is our desire to meet our Creator, to meet him in the most positive and optimistic manner, that we are grateful that Allah gave us a chance in this world grateful that he gave us the opportunity to pray to make do art to do all of those wonderful things. And now we get to see those fruits. So Allah subhanho wa Taala it's such a beautiful suta in this particular chapter of the Quran really, really helps us to stay positive and strong in life in general. And so I pray that you will receive the sutra in the most positive way possible in whatever circumstance whatever situation

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you're coping with. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you honor you and get you through it in the best way possible alone. I mean, that is our reminder for today In short, lo tied up with this is reminder number five, we probably do about five more, we'll probably keep this as a 10 part series in sha Allah, because I'm anxious to start the next series which I've already thought about it. I've got it all set and ready in sha Allah tala. Obviously there is not just 10 verses or 10 sections of the Quran, that can change your life. The entire poor end can change your life. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of verses you can literally just pick out and you're just you'll look at them

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and read them and you're just like, Wow, I didn't even know this was in the quarter and it's just unbelievable, but we're going to select at least 10 of all

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What I think on the last panel, Allah knows best it might be different for even some of you what I think is some of the most profound, life changing verses of the Quran. So we'll probably do about five more of these inshallah huhtala and then we'll move on from there. Again in the comments field, just type if you think of a verse that you want to hear you want to explain and so on, by all means, just let me know and we'll try to do that to the best of our ability. Just like I'm a low height and everybody take care of yourself, stay healthy, stay strong. We sell Mr Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh