Our Struggles And Hardships
Channel: Musleh Khan
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Jumuah Kuhtbah/Sermon/Talk given on November 25, 2016
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every one of them is cure and his protection. Love them. I mean, are you about today what I'd like to do is share with you two verses of students and mokara. These are verses that we are all accustomed to. And we've heard many times Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in verse number 155, and 156 of sulit Al Baqarah.
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One of the greatest challenges that you and I as human beings as Muslims that we face in life is somehow confronting and even at times accepting the reality of struggle and hardship.
All of us as human beings, we look and strive to achieve a sense of happiness and contentment, and try to sustain that for as long as possible. But sometimes, there are things that you're going to be confronted with. And faced with that you simply have no control over.
You'll wake up one day and go through your daily routine, but at some point, alive still agenda sends a struggle or a test for you. And you stand there and you think to yourself, how come I couldn't see this coming to me? What did I do or not do to deserve this? And so the answers to all of these questions lies throughout the poor end, but especially in these two verses. The first thing that I want to mention is that Doolittle Baccarat is a medini surah. So keep in mind that the audience of the surah are people who already believe in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and they already have he men in Allah subhana wa Tada. Now Allah azza wa jal tells the people of Medina,
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Indeed, there will come a severe trial or test for you. In Arabic, there are several words to describe testing someone, there's empty hand when there's empty bottle. And then the most severe of them is Tila own, which is the root word of what a nebula wondercon.
Tila is the kind of test that you're put through that you can't do anything about. You can say to yourself, well, had I studied or had I focused or had I done this or that I may have potentially avoided this test. At Law one is a test that is destined for you regardless what choices you make in life, you simply can't avoid Arabic students.
This verb has a heavy noon at the end. And this rune would we call it this this
noon that we call an Arabic it's called noon and we'll shut that up. And what that means that when you add a heavy noon to a verb in Arabic, there's a there's a sense of emphasis QID Allah is affirming that regardless
Don't you dare doubt for a moment. That hardship and test and difficulty will come your way in other parts of the hora. And Allah gives us the wisdom Why? And sometimes he tells us to panel at our honor that he will test us to see which one of you will perform righteous deeds. Allah doesn't say which one will perform more deeds than the other. It's restricted to righteousness, which means there's a sense of sincerity and devotion. Allah wants to see how devoted Are you in worshiping Him, it's easy to do it in good times. Well, let's see if you can do it through rough times, the prophets and the messengers, all of them had to deal with this in a more severe manner than any one of us
could imagine. And of them our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire biography is filled with the hardships and the tests that Allah azza wa jal put him through in order to complete his message. So Allah azza wa jal speaks to all of us and says, Look, I'm going to test you.
And there are five categories in the Quran that Allah mentions test will come number one, a lot. So Joe says, Be Shay, in mental health, a portion of number one fear, health is one of about 11 or 12 terms in the core and the describe being afraid of something. There are about 10 or 12 words in the Quran that describe fear. How specifically is the initial or the immediate fear that one
in the state of fear. So for example, if there was a tiger or a lion that came right in front of you, that immediate reaction for some people, they'll stand still, they become paralyzed, they can't move. For others, they would scream and shout for help. So that immediate reaction that's called health
and that's serious, because Allah azza wa jal is telling you and I that number one, there will come a time in your life,
where you will be put in a state of fear to such a degree that when it confronts you, you'll have an immediate reaction. So in other words, when you see it, you will recognize it may Allah azza wa jal give us strength. Second, is Allah mentions in this as
well, in Episode One, no can be Shay in mental health, and number two will Jew war and hunger. Now often, when people think about that Allah will test you in hunger, most of the time, it's restricted, that Allah will take away food will take away his risk from you. It's not restricted to that. You see one thing when you're looking at verses in the horror and try not to look at it as a black and white print, try to really stop for a moment and think deeply, to really reflect on how these verses speak to you, and how they're relevant in your life. When Allah says that he'll test you with food. That test could also mean for some of us, that business is slow work is slow, bills
start piling up. And so that morning coffee that you're accustomed to, you can't have it anymore. certain items that you that you purchase in the grocery store that are a little more expensive than others. You can purchase them anymore. You're restricted to a degree. Why? Because the lights testing you with food. I don't need to talk about wasting food. That's a separate topic. But think about simple things that you and I do in our homes. Some may find like there's a little bit of food at the bottom of the pot, and you throw that away. That's your test. You'll see the bag of milk, the bottle of orange juice, there's a little bit left at the bottom and you throw away the bottle.
That's your test. Allah is putting food in front of you and he's testing you with it. Because Allah azza wa jal tells us in the last verse in Surah, Tata cathodes film mellitus aloo neoma in Ireland name indeed there will come a time where Allah azza wa jal will test you of all the blessings that were given to you. Do you know how that verse was revealed? It was revealed when the Prophet Sall Allahu Allah, he was sending them with sitting with a Yuval Ansari, Abu Bakr and Omar of the alohar at home and they were having a nice meal. There was a goat that was slaughtered and roasted and they were enjoying it. And it promised I said it looks at this food and he says call my daughter Fatima
because she hasn't seen food like this in a long time. And then he looked at the rest of the companions and then he restated to them. Similar to Saigon, Yama is in our in our aim.
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I want you to do is enjoy the food.
Go and eat. And the verb that's used is a rotten, rotten or raw don't, literally means go and eat and don't think twice. Don't look at the calories, don't watch your weight. Don't see if this is good for you or not just eat freely and comfortably as much as you want. What scholars took from that is one of the greatest blessings in gender is food.
That's why in Islam, there are so many rules of how we eat and drink. You sit down a certain way you use your hand, you say Bismillah there's a dog before eating, there's a while after eating. And there there there are strict rules of how much you should eat, a certain part of your stomach should be left for water, for air for comfort, and so on. Why? Because this is going to be one of the greatest blessings you're going to enjoy and the FS will take care of it now May Allah so which will give us strength.
Whenever no one no combustion in mineral hope, will your number three one not to see me and alone will subtract some of your wealth. Listening to the wording of the A, Allah didn't say one knuckle sim minute.
Allah says I'm going to subtract some of your wealth. He didn't use knuckles for food and beer. It was restricted just to wealth, why scholars took the ballot or the eloquence of this idea for tremendous benefit. They say that the reason why this additional word of subtraction is added to wealth is because a human being is never really poor.
You always have blessings with you that you simply can't count.
A lot of us restrict wealth, to just monetary things.
But the ability to see his wealth, the ability to use all of your senses, his wealth, the ability to think, to learn freedom to set goals and achieve them. That's wealth. Knowledge is wealth. Allah says that all of these different types of wealth that you're given,
there's going to be a subtraction, a local, take away some of it. So for some people, they suffer with this subtraction of wealth through their jobs, but they're extremely brilliant.
There's, it's the opposite. So whatever that may mean to you pay attention, because allies testing you to see if you're going to show gratitude with what you still have, instead of complaining with the little things a lot takes away from you and you don't have number four, will not see me No one will enforce a law will test you as the individual. Again, when you hear that a lot of people interpret that that this is something individually for me restricted for me, no, Allah, Allah may send somebody in front of you, and test you through them.
So Allah might put somebody or some are group and they will be the hardship and the struggle in your life. For some people, it's particular groups, others, it could be their spouse, it could be their children. It could be a community member, whoever it is a less saying to you, you're gonna find hardship in this. Or it could just simply mean you. You wake up one day and you start coughing and you don't know why and you go to the doctor and you're diagnosed with some major problem.
I once met a brother who suffered a headache. He was in the UK suffered just a headache. Like any one of us, he took a couple Advil or aspirin, and the headache wouldn't go away. By the end of the day, he went to the doctor.
The doctors did an exam
and they discovered there was a tumor growing in his brain.
Three months later, the brother is dead.
Level test you
and you don't know how and where.
And alone will put certain individuals in your life not to make your life painful. But to see throughout all of this heat, are you still attached to me subhanho wa Taala. Number five. Murat throats. There's two ways to look at this word. When Allah subhanho wa Taala says, I'm going to test you with fruits meaning, the theme that the seeds that plant raise in your life, the things the foundations and fundamentals that you learn and you instill in others that eventually prosper and grow. Those are the fruits. So the education you give your children and see where that education goes. Those are the fruits. Another way to look at this area is fruits here literally means children
that have passed away. Some of us may have children who have passed away. A lot calls them fruits.
Because how do you feel when you see your kids? They are the joy of your life. You could have a really difficult day at work. But when you come home and you see your daughter, you see your son smiling at you. It makes you happy.
When you see your daughter performing will do for the first time in her life as a baby, and she comes to besides you and she starts to pray, how do you feel tears of joy odorata iron, tears of joy.
You see your son he puts on his little bow but he comes to the masjid with daddy and he's holding his eye. How does it make you feel when he's leading the first Sala in front of the jamara? How do you feel as a parent? These are your These are your fruits.
But Allah will snatch that away. He comes from a good family. She comes from a good family but for some reason. The parents are discipline. But the child went in a different direction. Allah will test you. So what do you do? Listen to the verse with thumb a lot. The next verse is incredible to me. Allah subhanho wa Taala says what this show is Siberian Beshear literally means congratulations or glad tidings. Beshear is a verb that's used to take marbles and scatter them all over the floor. In other words, you're sending congratulations on good news to everyone.
So Allah is saying now congratulations to the people who are patient. Now just pause for a moment. I just told you five areas alone will instill hardship in our lives.
But why would I congratulate you? Somebody just lost a son or a daughter and you go up to them and say congratulations, you're so patient. That's not how we use patience. So why is the last panel with our Allah congratulating or ordering His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the day of judgment? Go and tell the people Congratulations, they are patient Why? People ask all the time. What's the wisdom in hardship? The answer is in this verse.
The thing that you're supposed to learn out of going through difficulty in your life, is you're supposed to learn to be more patient. And if that's the thing that you learned out of whatever hardship you've gone through in your life, for a law, he tells the prophets I send them on the Day of Judgment go up to that person and tell them Congratulations, because they did it. They learned the lesson behind that struggle. Well, that's your responsibility, who are they Latina, either absorbed at home masiva whenever a calamity struck them, you see most CBRE is like the man who has a bow and arrow and he lets go and always hits his target never misses. So even if the target is in
front of them, and he lets the bow and arrow go this direction somehow it hits the target. That's what most liva is. So Allah is telling you that regardless where you are, this struggle is going to come and is destined to you but you're patient. And one of the ways you can test that you will have patience is you say in the law, to I belong to Allah what in illegal Roger one and eventually I returned to him. I conclude with this part of the egg.
In the second part of the talk, but may Allah azza wa jal increased us in patience.
May Allah azza wa jal give us the strength to get through our struggles in life, whatever they may be alone, I mean, a poodle learn to smell stuff that will let her do
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do you want to know if you really have patience in life?
anytime something difficult and terrible happens to you. Your first reaction is I belong to Allah. In other words, you affirm that you yourself is owned by a law.
Why is that so important? Because it puts things into perspective. You know, if you buy a brand new car, and you're driving it out of the dealership, and as you're driving it out of the dealership, you stop at the first traffic light and somebody hits you from behind.
Because you have eaten that unless you were in La herradura, it puts things into perspective, and it calms you down, that you always accept a lot harder upon you. Now remember, some Muslims like to blame a lot for everything.
When you say the cutter of a lot, it's only used for things you don't have control over. So if you go out to your car, and there's a tornado coming your way, you don't say out of a lot, what you should have said is I should have checked the weather before I went outside. If you can wake up for pressure on time, you don't just say a lot of a lot. You should figure out how to set that alarm or get somebody to help wake you up for
the things that we don't have control over. That's where you say,
this is the will of Allah, I tried my best I couldn't do anything about it. This is on laws will upon me. We're in La horologium. And eventually I will have to go back to Allah and be accountable for what I've done.
You will abide by conclude.
Do you notice that this phrase is often used when somebody passes away?
That's how most of us use inadi Lucha in a module.
Who did I tell you the audience of the studio was the people of Medina, Are they alive or dead? They are very much alive. The air is speaking to people who are alive.
Because this is a lifelong lesson you have to take it's an attitude of life, that we don't own anything because we ourselves are owned by Allah.
So now you start developing a sense of appreciation and gratitude and you see things for what they are. When they happen to you. There's a sense of humility in your life in your heart. I belong to Allah. Allah can do whatever he wants to me because he owns me. He owns my children. He owns my wealth, my security, my food, my ribs. Everything comes from him. Can you imagine how your life would be when you have that attitude about everything? You're able to breathe and you're able to continue to push forward and focus on the things you need to do to please your Creator. And so brothers and sisters, I conclude, may Allah azza wa jal continue to rain upon us patience.
In this day and age,
we need it.
I don't have to tell us what's happening in the world.
But in 2016, going into the new year, we need more patients were being put through a grind and a test. May Allah azza wa jal give us strength. May Allah protect our sons and our daughters. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect our brothers and sisters who are going through the tests of health of Jews of Nazi middle and one and enforce and thammarat May Allah make it easy for all of them. There are brothers and sisters who are going through this test of these categories, every single day of their life May Allah give them strength, and May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect them and give them the reward that they deserve. on Yom Okayama May Allah subhanho wa Taala continue to ring upon
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