Nadim Bashir – Khatira – 5 Ways to Overcome Life Challenges

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the challenges faced by people during the pandemic, including being Muslim, believers, not being tested, and strong believers. They emphasize the importance of giving priority to one's actions and not giving up on expectations. The speaker also emphasizes the need to be mindful of one's actions and take action when facing difficult situations, as it is crucial for Islam's teachings to avoid confusion and doubt. The trend of people being agnostic and booked in by Allah's " Subhanho wa taala" approach is discussed, along with advice on staying committed to a situation until the end and taking action when facing difficult situations.
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim today inshallah i You know often we go through challenges and difficulties in our life. And so the highlight I get calls day in day out that we have this challenge that challenge and first of all we have to understand people often ask why me? Why am I going through challenges? And the very first answer or the first thing that comes to my mind when I when I when I hear people say this is this is part of being a Muslim, that we will have to go through challenges, but those challenges will either bring the best out of us or it will show the true falls within us. Allah says in the Quran caulifla meme has given us when you talk when you

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were home that you've done it is not possible that we say we are a believer and we will not be tested. However every single person will be tested in different capacity because all of us in our iman is at different levels and Allah subhanho wa Taala he will gauge us He will gauge our email and he will put us to a test based on the level of our email. So the question is that how do we handle those challenges? When we go through those challenges today inshallah I want to share with you five things, five things that you keep in mind, Inshallah, whenever you're going through a challenge, try to give these five things in mind. Number one, perhaps Allah subhanho wa Taala has a plan for you a

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greater plan, just because you went through a difficulty, it does not mean that Allah subhanho wa Taala he is he despises you he does not like you, but perhaps ALLAH SubhanA wa has a greater plan. Let me give you an example. Imagine, imagine for a moment here. You heard about an eight year old child who was a victim of sibling rivalry and his brothers hated him so much that they tried to kill him. And then not only that, you would think that why would Allah subhanho wa Taala imagine if you heard this on the news, you would think why would Allah subhanho wa Taala make this child go through this? When you think about use of Allah, his son for a moment here, use of Allah your son was merely

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an eight year old child. And his brothers were much older than him. And they despised him. They had their jealousy in their heart against him. Not only did they initially they actually thought about killing him, but he said let's just put him let's just put him in the well, and they faked his death by telling you about your son that a wolf has devoured him. Eventually Allah subhanho wa Taala inspired you Sunday, this is not the truth. But what we learned in the Quran is not only they put them in the well, but they sold him into slavery. And then after slavery, we know the story of use of it he Islam he ended up in the palace. And as he grew up Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him beauty.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala put him through a myriad of small test, and he was able to pass that test with flying colors. And then after that he ended up in the prison. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, fella, betta fish, Sydney, Bilbo Icynene, he stayed there for many years. Now the very first thing that you may ask yourself is, if this is a prophet of Allah, whose father is also a prophet of Allah, why would he goes through something like this. But once again, Allah had a plan for him, think about it for a moment, had he not been thrown into the well, and had he not been sold and sold into slavery, he would have never entered into Egypt, he would have never ended up in Egypt, that

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means he would have never ended up in the palace of the king. And he would have never ended up in prison and perhaps see the dream. But for him to become the financial minister and eventually a leader, a primary leader in this in the country of Egypt, the very first step for him to be thrown into the well how to take place. The point I'm trying to make is just because we go through a challenge in life does not mean that Allah subhanaw taala despise us, because we often say, Why me? Why does Allah pick on me? Why does Allah subhanaw taala hate me, it's not that Allah subhanho wa Taala hates, perhaps Allah has a bigger plan in place for us. And we're not seeing that right now.

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So the very first thing is, whenever we go through a challenge in life, always try to give put your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala give ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala the benefit of the doubt here do not doubt Allah subhanho wa Taala but rather, as we learn in the Hadith, I could see that Allah subhanho wa Taala treats his slave according to their expectations with him. If I sit there and I have negative thoughts after negative thought about Allah subhanho wa Taala and that's exactly what will happen with us. We go through a challenge. The our mindset is that perhaps Allah has a greater plan for us, and I put my trust in Allah subhana with the item. The second thing that we do in a

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situation like that is of course we've heard this so many times make dua, we always hear making dua and there are times of the day to make dua, but there's two important things I will say about making dua. Number one is always remember that there are three possibilities of any dua. There are three possible outcomes of

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ne dua number one, either Allah subhanho wa Taala will give us exactly what we're asking for. Number two, ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala will give us another favor in our life in lieu of that dua, perhaps you are running late, and you got there in time. Perhaps you were you had anxiety about a certain matter. Alhamdulillah let's just say there was a family matters a medical problem in the family, you went through a test you're going through anxiety and SubhanAllah. That test came back that everything is clear, probably this is, this is perhaps a result of your dua you don't know about this, but Allah subhanaw taala has given you this. And the third thing is Allah subhanho wa Taala

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saves it for the hereafter and SubhanAllah. When a person sees the result of their Diaz in the Hereafter, their dua on the hereafter would be that I wish none of my dual eyes were accepted in this dunya This is how much Allah subhanho wa Taala will give for our two hours. So never ever feel that my two hours are going in vain. My daughters are going to waste will Allah he this is the words of the prophets, I'll send them your DUA is going to some use, you may not see it, but Allah subhanho wa Taala knows about it. The second important thing about dua is you have to give a time you cannot expect

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mean and hulless results come right away. It does not happen like that. There are stories of the Sahaba are evident about this matter. So many stories, one after another almost selama or the hola Juana, when she was separated from her husband, abou Salama, and she was separated from her child, no social media, no text messages. She was all alone by herself. Can you imagine the emotional status the emotional situation of the mother she has no idea where her husband is. She has no idea where her child is. And she was not in this situation for one day for one week. She would say I may do it every single day. When did Allah's relief come it came out for one year. You have to give a

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time. Keep on making dua keep on making dua, the mother of Imam Muhammad Allah Allah Allah she says herself, my child Imam hurry Was blind, but I kept on making dua kept on making dua kept on making dua fine till the day came that in my dream I saw Ibrahim Islam and Ibrahim Allah you Sam gave me the glad tidings, the Allah will return your son's eyesight, she never gave up when we make dua we have to keep on going. So the very first one was always have trust and that Allah subhanaw has a plan number two is making dua number three, use this as a moment to come close to Allah subhanho wa taala. Because when you remain committed in a situation like this, Allah will always bring relief.

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The Prophet salallahu alayhi wa salam in the most difficult times. Imagine, you know, when you're so close to someone, and they die, the first thing that you think to yourself is who's going to fill that vacancy in my life? Imagine you have a very close relative, you have a sibling, you have a parent, you have some community member, you are extremely close to them. Let's just say he passed away, Wallah you want the first thing that comes to our mind is who's gonna fill that vacancy? Who am I going to look forward to who's going to fill that vacancy up? This did not happen once with the province of Salem. This happened twice with the province of Salem in a span of one and a half

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months. Hadiya passed away are the Allahu anha and Abu Talib, a butanna was the external support of the prophets of Salaam, Hadith. Allah Allah was the emotional support that the Prophet SAW was always looking for in a span of one and a half months. Allah took not one but both away and when Rasul Allah so Allah while he was at that time, he remained committed to Allah subhanho wa Taala What did Allah give to the Prophet of Islam? He gave him a straw well Mirage, he gave him a gift. And not only that such a gift that all the other gum were sent via Djibouti, Islam Salatu was the only HUKUM the only command of Allah that the ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala called Rasul was Assam to

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himself and gave him gave him this gift directly from Allah to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam. So that is why always remain committed Allah subhanho wa Taala will bring relief number four.

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There are those who in situations like this, they will go away from Allah subhanho wa taala. For these kinds of people, Allah says, they will suffer in this dunya and they will suffer in the hereafter will mean a nasty man. Yeah, but Allah, Allah Harv there are those who are always on the edge for in Asaba who hide itama unabIe. If there is good and happiness in their life, their content, they call themselves a Muslims. We're in Asaba to fitna in Allah Allah. Allah says but if there's a fitna that comes around in their life in Allah Allah what He did keep on turning, they're always on the fence. Allah says hustler dunya will Accra they will suffer in this dunya and they

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will suffer a loss in the ocular, the Lika who will Hassan will be in these are the people who are the ultimate losers. As Allah

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subhanho wa Taala who says in the Quran, and by the way, when we believe when we think, you know, this is how people become agnostic by the way, this is how agnosticism leads to atheism to because when a person is not in that situation, then they start to feel where is Allah? Where is Allah? I always I always worship Allah. Where is Allah when I need him the most? Once again, our relationship with Allah is not a transactional one. I do for you, you do for me, that's not our relationship with Allah. But when things like this happen and we're always on the fence, then we then people start to lead you know, this leads to them becoming extremely doubtful Allah subhanho wa taala. And then they

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began to question Is there even a god or not? Because being agnostic means you're questioning whether Allah is there or not. Being an atheist means you don't believe in any religion to begin with. There's a difference between being an agnostic and being an atheist. So this is how many people they go down this trend and this path because they begin to doubt Allah subhanho wa Taala finally, the last thing that when we go into difficulties, how do we console ourselves by realizing that this is the color of Allah subhanho wa Taala we put our trust in Allah subhana wa Taala This is the color of Allah ma Saba min mercy but in Filardi, wala fie and fusi comme il fi Kitab and min

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cobbling and number Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, that No calamity befalls a person, except that it was in the book, the book that Allah subhanho wa Taala wrote the book of Qatar, and that is why there's another Hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu Iason that tells us that when a person Verily Allah subhanho wa taala, will put a servant through trial in what he gives him, but if a person is content with that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has put upon him, then Allah subhana wa Taala will bless him in that. And if he is, I'm thankful to Allah in that situation, then Allah subhana wa Taala will put him even through more miseries. So that is why we always understand we're

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going through a situation always put your trust that this is the codon of ALLAH SubhanA what to Allah and finally, these are the five things finally, what can you recite, people often ask, give me a special dua there is no special recipe or special ingredient, okay? The DUA that I will suggest everyone whenever you're in a difficulty, read the dua of universality, Islam This is according to the Hadith of the Prophet salaam, one of the best drivers in the state of distress. La ilaha illa Allah subhana Naka in the economy of volume in Eunice Ali Hassan was in the belly of the world that darkness when we go through challenges, darkness is symbolic for challenges. Allah subhanho wa Taala

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says first Jovana Allah who won a Jena Hamidullah home worker there and you can only mumineen Allah says not only do we save him well we save the believers we save those who have Iman so that is why whenever in the difficulty keep our Rhenus dua not just once and that's it, keep on reading uh, keep on reading it and inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala will always bring relief so keep these five things in mind inshallah at all times does not come Allah said I'm Wallach want Allah here

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