Kaleemullah #10 – O Allah Expand my chest

Nadim Bashir


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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Mr. Naumann are Haman 100 Locomobile Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah. Mohammed while he was a big marine about so last week we talked about from the story of Musa alayhis salam about self confidence. And we came to a dua that Masada has some he asked Allah subhana wa to Allah and today inshallah I want to take a few more a few times a few minutes, actually, and just talk about that dua in particular, what is the meaning behind the DUA? Why is the dua so beautiful? And why is this a dua that not only should you recite? Only if you're giving a lecture today, so Subhanallah, so many people went about when they're about to speak or

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when they're about to give a lecture, they read this dua, and many of us think that that this is a dua only when you're about to give a lecture, and that is not true. In fact, this is a dua that you can recite anytime when you are nervous, yes, when you are nervous, you have anxiety about something, you can read this dua and of course, we all know from the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he says a DUA or mahalo Eva dua is the core of worship and refined in the case of Musa his son before he even praised a lot before he did anything the very form first act of worship that he conducted when Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him prophethood was what he made dua to

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Allah subhanho wa taala. So this is why is always very important that we always are making dua, if I'm praying Salam, if I'm reading Quran, if I'm doing so much charity work, I'm doing so much but if there is dua missing from our life, then is as if all this riba that we are doing all the good that we are doing is missing its core element. So this is why it's very important that we make dua in every single aspect of our life. Now let's jump straight in let's jump straight into this DUA of Musa Allah his son, first of all, he says, rubbish rally saw the D O Allah expand my chest. Now why chest Why is there's there's a concept of chest here, because we find in the Quran too, that when

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your chest is constricted, when your chest is tight, then there are going to be some nervousness, there is going to be some anxiety, there's gonna be some uncertainty within a person's life. And you know, subhanAllah when I said earlier that you can read this do it any time. I mean, like, think about this for a student, if you have to give a presentation. You can read this blog, if you're about to go for a job interview, and you have no idea you're worried you're concerned. There's uncertainty, you're nervous, read this Doha there is nothing wrong. Anytime you find yourself in a situation, read this dua because once again, this is a dua we're in Musa is asking Allah, that

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there's so much nervousness in my heart in my chest, and there's so much anxiety I have to go back to a tyrant and go into his land as a foreigner, and I've committed a crime before and so he has all this nervousness and this is why he's asking Allah subhanaw taala to expand my chest. Oh Allah grant me that confidence I have. I have, I lack confidence right now. Oh Allah grant me confidence, I'm nervous, or Allah remove my nervousness and so forth. And this is something that we find also in the Quran when Allah says, in Surah, Al Anon, for me you read in there who a ye Hadiya who Yeshua Sadara, who Islam. Once again, we find the similar words here. When Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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that whenever Allah wants to give Hidayat to someone, what does he do? Yes, sure, asada. Rahul. In Islam. Allah expands their chests for Islam will mean you read the a new dilla who you're John Sadara, who di e on hydrogen can NEMA your PSA doofus Santa Allah says that anyone who Allah decides to to misguide and is not that as if Allah just wants to misguide it means that after Allah has given this person, so many chances, yet they just turned away every single moment of guidance that comes their way that Allah decides that this person is going to be misguided. Allah says, Yeah, John Sagara who by Yukon that Allah makes their their chest tight, and by on hydrogen, it becomes

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constricted, can NEMA your saw are due for summer, just like they are climbing up to the sky. Meaning that when naturally speaking scientifically speaking to when a person goes higher and higher into the atmosphere, it becomes more

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difficult to breathe. Likewise Allah subhanaw taala saying that that when their chest become so constricted than it is like as if they cannot breathe, all that nervousness and so forth is inside their heart. So this is why this is a very beautiful dua. In fact, Imam Shafi Rahmatullah here I lay on this same die he says that this is not only Musa Ali's, I'm asking ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala that to expand my chest, but he's saying, Oh Allah, expand my chest, so that I can internalize the knowledge and the wisdom that comes with prophethood Oh ALLAH expand my chest so I can internalize that. It's that's one reason he said. And then Imam Shafi said, another reason he made this dua is that oh

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Allah expand my chest, so that even if there's any criticisms that come with this, if there's any wrong comments that come with this, then I my chest is so open and is so wide, and you have brought so much peace to my heart, that those criticisms will not get to me. They will not affect me, brothers and sisters, as human beings, it's very natural, though when it comes to criticism, we get affected by criticism very, very quickly. And so people were praised as by as soon as there is one criticism, we take that to heart. So Imam Shafi saying that this dua is not only is not only so that Oh Allah, you open my chest and remove the nervousness and the lack of self confidence. But this is

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also asking Allah subhanaw taala that makes me so strong in my heart, that if there's any good that I do, and people will criticize, yes, people will criticize, and they'll try to put me down, but my heart is so strong, that I will be able to take upon and I can overcome these criticisms. So this is why this is such a beautiful da de una we should all recite. One of the things beautiful we also find about this dua is Musa alayhis salam is asking Allah O Allah, O Allah expand my chest. In the case of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, What did Allah say? He says, a lamb natural halacha Sadhak so beautiful, it's amazing. Allah Subhana Allah is telling us Allah says some did we not

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expand your chest? This shows us the superiority of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam over Musa alayhis salam. In the case of Musa he had to ask Allah to expand his chest in the case of Rasulullah sallallahu ala he was send them and as many there Allamah. They mentioned that sewer to Doha, which comes before sutra, before sutra, and I'm not sure so the Doha talks about the life of the prophet before prophet hood and Soto alumna Shara. So the Shara talks about the life of the prophet after prophet hood. And is Allah who is saying, do we not expand your chest mean that the Prophet did not even have to ask Allah to expand his chest? Allah did it automatically. This shows how much Allah

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subhanaw taala he loved Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam The next thing is he says well yes, silly Emery. Oh Allah make this matter easy for me. And is very important that when it comes to do our we know what kind of do our making here, he's just simply make his dua O Allah make it easy for me, whether it's me going to Egypt, whether it's me confronting Iran, whether it's me confronting his ministers, whether it's me confronting the criticism, any difficulty that come my way, he's saying, oh, Allah make it easy for me. And this is something very important. Remember once Roswaal so Allahu Allah, he was sending him he passed by a man and he's he sees is that this man is making

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dua to Allah you say, Yeah, Allah, grant me sober promises, some said do not make this to ha do not make this dua because Saba is only follow by by difficulty mean that difficulty first comes and the only way you can overcome that difficulty is to show the attitude of patience. So it's as if you are asking for difficulty upon yourself. Do not do that rather ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for Aafia. So likewise, we see in here also that Musar is sometimes asking just for ease, and this is something that we should all do in our life. We should ask Allah Subhan for patience, rather ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala for ease in every single matter of our life, and this is why there's a very beautiful dua

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of Roswaal so Allah Allah he was sending him when he says Hola, hola, hola. Hola. Hola. magia Alta who Salah I'm going to say it again so if you want to remember it and memorize it, you can Allahumma la Salah in Murgia Alta who Salah what integer Ahlul husband either Sahara. This is Oh Allah there is no ease except in that which you have made easy mean that there is no easy in this thing in this dunya unless you make something easy. Well and that agile hasn't either shifted

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Sahana and you make the difficult you can make anything that is difficult, easy, if you wish. So this is us making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala do either you and I wish you memorize all of us. Then he says one of the 10, Melissa, Annie, oh Allah remove this knot from my tongue. And what he's saying is that, you know, when a person is nervous, then they're not able to speak imagine like, once again, you go for a job interview, you need this job so bad. Or let's just say you you're interviewing to get into a school and so forth, or an institution, and you know that you know, you're nervous and so forth. A lot of times the questions are being asked, you're so nervous that

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you cannot even respond to the question correctly. So this is Musa isms not just asking about I have a stuttering problem. And you don't have to only recite this dua if you have a stuttering problem, or a certain issue. This, this is the Oh Allah, whenever I'm nervous, there's a very big possibility that I may not be able to express myself, I may not be able to speak clearly, oh Allah remove this nervousness. And not only that, but any kind of effect that it can have on my speech, oh Allah remove this. So this is why anytime we're in a situation where we feel nervous, and I know that I may not be able to respond correctly, or respond

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in the right way in the appropriate way. This is a dua wahala aka determinedly Sunny, and he says, Yes, Kahoot goalie so that they may understand, see so many times, we may not have a stuttering issue, we may be speaking very fluidly. But will the other person understand what we're trying to say? Probably, you know, possibly, yes, possibly not. You know, sometimes yes, sometimes no. So here Musa is saying that, first of all, remove this not from my tongue, but then give me the ability to speak in such a way that they can understand my message. It is something very important today. Subhanallah, we find that there are some people who are so intellectual, so intellectual, and those

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are the ground being intellectual, but when they converse with other people, it goes right above the other people's other person's head, like the person has no clue what this person just said. On the other hand, you might have a person who may not be so well read, and they might not be so educated, but the way they speak, the other person can clearly understand the message gets across. This is something that we find from a sloths Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he will use simple words, very small words, small phrases, but the message will get across. So this is something that again, Mousavi, some is asking that oh Allah do not just give me a the ability to speak fluently, but at the same

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time, give me such give me the ability to speak in such a way that when I speak, my message can get across to the other person, then and then he says what your ally was Iran min ally, the word was it means that someone that you can depend on someone you can put the burden on of certain responsibilities. This is why a king has a wuzzy of why because when he cannot get to the certain matters, then you have a was eaten was taken care of those responsibilities. So here, anything that is monumental, something that is so great, you always are going to need some support Subhanallah we find even in the case of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if he did not have the Sahaba, if

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he did not have his companions? Do we really think that the person wouldn't be able to really accomplish his goals of giving Dawa, and so forth? Perhaps, perhaps not. So this is why we see from the case of the Prophet SAW Selim, he had the Sahaba he wants to achieve something great, but he cannot do it alone. This is why you need a team of people always around you, to buy into you and to buy into your plan. And then to move forward as a team and accomplish your goals as a team. You cannot do it by yourself. There are so many times when the problem he went with a Sahara as an expedition. But there are so many expeditions to we find there's a different version of us who are

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in a city Yeah. So the idea is that expedition where the possum did not participate, and the person was there, I mean, he did not participate, he sent the Sahaba out and they will come back and they were successful in many cases. So this is something that we find that you cannot always do something by yourself. And also we find he says Haruna he or she do they be he as a D? Well actually Kofi Emery, that this is he asking Allah subhanaw taala said my brother Harun with me. So my brother huddled with me, and not only that, but he can, you know, engage in my matter, although we do find in the Dawa life of Musashi, some, especially when it comes to fit on and so forth. There was not so

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much engagement of Harun even later on, when but he saw he was saved and there were in you know, there were there in the Valley for so many years. Most of you some went and he went to go receive the Torah and so forth. At that time, how not to use some played a role to the extent of just making sure that money is

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Start eating will stay upon guidance. And we know that there was another person in that tribe by the name of simony, and so forth. The story is long. But nonetheless, we find overall that Harun did not play too much of a role in the story of Masada, he has some, yeah, Musala is something that Oh, Allah sent him along with me, so that he can be a support for me. So meaning that if you have a support, then they can always guide you, they can always help you out whenever you need. And, you know, I'll finish on this Inshallah, this is something very important that I would always advise especially, you know, when it comes to us, when it comes to our careers, when it comes to our, you

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know, just developing ourselves, it's always important to have someone in your life, whether it's one person or two people, not too many people, but there should always be few people in your life, that they can always support you. They can always guide you. And they can always give you that support, you know, subhanAllah, there are people who will always come, they may praise you for the work that you're doing, if you're doing good work. But at the same time, there are always going to be some people who are just overly critical, you don't want to be around them either. But there are some people that you can be friends with and someone that you can trust. And you have to find those

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kinds of people within your family or within your community and so forth, or someone around that they're going to praise you when you are worthy of praise, but at the same time, they're going to be critical of you. And they're going to point out your mistakes in a respectful way without bringing your confidence down without destroying that confidence that you have. And they will respectfully tell you how to develop as a human being. This is something that I think that we all should have in our life. Just having people who always praise us there is we will never improve in our life. And always having people in our life that are just overly critical about you. This is something that's

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very detrimental for your own psychology. This is why it's always very important to have those kinds of people around you in your life, that you can always resort to someone you can talk to about your development, whatever, whatever career path that you have someone who understands your career paths, someone who understands your life, someone who understands the family dynamics of yours, but always stay in touch with those kinds of people, because they're always going to help you move forward in life. They're going to tell you what right you did, and they will tell you the wrong that you did in order for you to improve not to bring you down, but in order for you to improve. Here we find Musala

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some asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for a similar support. So there's nothing wrong in having that kind of support in your life. In fact, I would recommend that you try to find that kind of person in your life to I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to give all of us ability to understand these two R's once again this very beautiful dua I request everyone to please memorize his dua and anytime you find yourself that you are in a state of nervousness, you're about to give a presentation you're about to go to work and something's about to happen. You're about to go for a job interview, any kind of interview anything, always make this dua inshallah it will be very helpful. I ask Allah

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subhana wa to give us the ability to understand these to us and apply them into our life and Middleboro Allah mean is that Kamala Hey salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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