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last week, a very close friend of mine from England. He's a student of knowledge as well. He graduated from democratic America. He came to Toronto last week, and I got a chance to catch up with him over there. And one of our traditions when we go to Toronto, is we go to a restaurant and they become these. Just out of curiosity, how many people have been to that restaurant? Who's been over here? Okay, by show of hands, who prefers the mango juice over the grapefruit? You prefer mangoes. Anyone prefer the grapefruit over the night? No. Anyone like grapefruit? One,
just one person. My personal trick is when I go to have these glasses. At the beginning of the meal, I get the grapefruit because it's not as sweet. And you know, it actually tastes anything else before. And then when you're having dinner after finishing dinner, then you have the mango, because it's an overpowering taste and overpowering sweetness. Whereas you would have the grapefruit after the mango, you would actually find the grapefruit. And that's just a personal trick of mine. So when we were coming, we started talking and catching up. And seeing him in close to five years, I wanted to know what he had been up to 111 in his life. And after we were done catching up, we started
talking about, you know, things that we can use and things that had been going on. And somehow or another we started talking about the tsunamis that took place several years ago. Do you guys remember the tsunami that took place, and that taking place all the way around from Indonesia and hit the borders of Somalia has
just been so great. One of the funnel covers Panama, started in the east and went all the way West and just price you know, predict chaos and adversity as it went through. And when we started talking about the tsunami, he mentioned a very, very interesting point to me. That as you know is our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala was direct. Allah subhanaw taala didn't create any intermediaries that need to go through. So when we make graph we make law directly to us.
And this is when we seek forgiveness, we seek forgiveness directly from Allah subhanho wa Taala. We're asked to look at Christianity and more specifically Catholicism, you would see that you have a hierarchy, meaning that there's actually a chain of command that you'd have to go through. So you start off with the Pope and then you have your Archbishop's and then you have your bishops, then you have your priest and other than that, so the highest authority in all of England. He is the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is the Archbishop of Canterbury. And in order to be an archbishop, you have to know your theology. You have to know your creed and your belief of Christianity inside and
out. Meaning if anyone comes with any question, you should be able to answer it on the spot. So this artificial for Canterbury, when he was asked about the tsunamis, do you know what he said? Does anyone know Did anyone read the newspaper at that time? And you remember it was one thing he was at that time? He said, my faith was shaken and God when the tsunami has happened, meaning how could a creation of God caused so much chaos? How can it cause so much havoc people die, people will leave homeless women, widows, children were made orphans through the secretion of Allah subhanaw taala and he said my age
By paid in wavered and it shock. So this is the Archbishop of Canterbury, the highest authority in the Church of England.
Imagine what the average Christian must have been like during that time. So many people could have and would have overstated if they didn't understand one fundamental concept. And that is the decree or the predestination was palitana. And this is what I would like to enlighten you with a bit here like China. As we know, when gibreel came to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he came to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and search Legion, he had put his hands upon the skies. And he had said he also had a lot of ability on Islam. He said, unfortunately, of Islam, and the prophets of Allah, Who sent him said that Islam is to believe in Allah to establish the prayer and to give these a cap on too
fast in Ramadan, and for those who are in YouTube. Then he asked him a second question, and this is the crux of the matter that we're going to be discussing today. He said, I forgotten the young man informed me about oh man, what is he man? He said, it is to believe in Allah subhana wa Tada, His angels and his books, and his messengers, and the last day, and you believe in further the code of ethics and the dialogue.
Now, by now you should have discussed the first five articles of faith meaning the first five pillars of Eli and Eli Tanner, we will discuss the sixth today. Now, I'm not talking about the father of Allah subhana wa, Tada. our predecessors have said, that is the secret of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And his expression, why would they call it the secret of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And his treasure, as for the secret of Allah subhanaw taala is because no one knows its reality, except Allah subhanho wa Taala, meaning that ultimate knowledge and ultimate wisdom is with Allah subhana wa Tada.
And so why the treasure
because it is our belief in the product. It is our belief in product that is that allows us to remain calm, and allows us to remain serene, and allows us to worship Allah subhana wa tada and get closer to him in terms of adversity, and in times of hardship. And this is why it is the treasure of almost planets. Because those who have been blessed with this treasure, the correct understanding of God, then they will come closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala and will realize that nothing happens in this dunya except that it is good for creation. It is nothing happens in this dunya except that it is in the benefit, and you must have the heart of the creation. And anything that possibly died
happens, then even though we might not see it, there is a greater wisdom behind it. This is why they called it the treasure of Allah.
Now, what exactly does it mean, and what exactly does it consist of? When we talk about whether the Arabic term refers to the predestiny that almost kind of Atlanta has destined from before. And it has four levels, opening that listener, they have more aspects of belief when it comes to. And I would pay very close attention to these four, because I like to, you know, pick and choose an audience to see who was paying attention and who was wasn't.
So the first aspect or the first level of believing is knowledge. And what this means is that as Muslims, we believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala knows what happened. He knows what is happening. He knows what will happen. And he knows what didn't happen if it had happened, how it would have happened. So there are four aspects to it, the past, the present, the future, and that which didn't take place it had if it had taken place, how it would have taken place. Now we can understand that for the first three parts. We know that the past existed because we lived in the past. We remember the times as we were growing up in our localities. Remember the people that wish to flee with will
remember where we went to school. And the President as we know it is what it is right now as being in this very question between salata Logan and salado nation, this is the president and as for the future, we can comprehend it as well, because we know
that inshallah sun will rise tomorrow. And we know that tomorrow will be Saturday, don't we know what is going to happen or we know that the future will take place tomorrow. Now as for the fourth point, it is for almost kind of Allah alone. And this is due to the fact because our clients they're very limited. I don't want to get the only understand we can only perceive that which our senses allow us to perceive was also kind words and other his knowledge is infinite. And since his knowledge is infinity, his wisdom is definitive as well. So that which didn't take place. If it were to take place then
Anna is the only one who will know how to take place what would happen as a result of it. So this is something very easy to comprehend. That is the knowledge of us pilots. And this is something that our curricula are actually this position accepts, meaning that when we were born, we already knew that we believed in a God who knew everything. Because how can you worship of God that doesn't know anything or doesn't know everything, it would be senseless. So part of our natural disposition is that it was part of what Allah knows everything. And likewise, we have various texts from the Quran and the Sunnah were almost mentions that he knows what is in front of us, and he knows what is
behind us. One of the simplest proofs is in that denial, when Allah subhanaw taala says
that he knows that which is after has been leveraged at present in the present, and that it was in the past. So Allah Subhana, WA tada affirms knowledge for himself. So this is the first level of belief in
level number two. And this is very interesting, yet very tricky at the same time, because there's information in this part where a lot of us we may not not have knowledge of, but since we don't have knowledge of it, it's usually because it's very tricky, and no one bothered to explain it to us. But
we will try to attempt to explain the knowledge that Allah has blessed us with. And the second point or the second level of belief in others, is the writing of other
others messengers for the law abiding citizen said that 50,000 years before the creation of the earth, or the creation of all of creation, unless pilots Allah wrote down, everything that will take place, he wrote down everything that will take place. So from the beginning of time, till the end of time, Allah subhana wa, tada has written it down. And this is something you know, which is not new to us, we all knew it before.
We know that before we were born, before we were born, there are four aspects of our lives that were predestined for us. How many of us have heard of a man that was really funny, by show of hands? How many of you have heard of him, when he had a show of hands, brothers, raise your hands. So quite a few of us have heard of email responding again, if you look at the fourth, which is the third or the fifth it sorry, you will see that even though they love each other, at the end of the day, he says that an angel then comes down, and he blows the spirit of blows the soul into the body, and he blows forces into it as well. He goes into it, what it will receive in terms of
what it will receive in terms of this, and whether he will be happy or not, will he be or shuffling. These are two of the four things that even the subordinate mentions, and it was this hadith that Assad, eponymous Luke said, and then he starts with the heady mean that the most truthful of all truthful beings said this, so there's no doubt in it. So these are two things that he mentioned. And one assignment for yourselves, you can look up what are the other two things that have been misquoted?
He mentions that you mentioned that when each soul was born, four things are written for him his list is written, and whether he will be happy, or whether he is someone who will be sad or upset in his life, we'll be looking at that time and when that is written, it cannot change.
And then there are two other things that he mentioned. Now, this form of writing is what they call a deer and the meaning that is the deer is set for his whole life and nothing will change.
Now, why am I emphasizing the fact that nothing will change it, because he will see
that the next few points of the next types of writing can actually be changed, and we will see how it can actually be changed. So, the first point in the writing of coda is a particular meaning that is written for one's life and it cannot change, then the next of the year is the center
of the earth that is whittling down every year, on the night of the local clutter and interfere with other issues mentioned by many of the companions, one of them is an Atlas and from then is
another Other than that,
they mentioned that Allah subhanaw taala.
He writes down a specific deal or a specific destiny for each and every one of mankind. So what will happen through the following here, how much money he will get, what will he live? Is it possible that he will die this year, and that those sort of things, all these things are written down. Then the third type of deal is what they call a doctor.
says in Surah Rahman. That means that every day is doing something specific and this is what they call
that's something that Allah subhana wa tada does each and every day, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually trying to explain what Allah subhana wa tada is referring to over here, and that is that Allah subhanho wa Taala is forgiving sins. So of course he did a sin, Allah subhanaw taala is forgiving him for that sin. And Allah subhana wa, tada raises people during that date, and he puts other people down as well. So in terms of the or in terms of what is being worked with Dell, in terms of our product, we mentioned, there are three types of data that immediately appear that was written prior to our being born. One were the wounds of our mothers, almost
candlelit, the other was down for things that will take place, and then there's an
expense every year on the night.
And then the third is the filming, that takes place each and every day. Now as for the first of the year, it cannot change. But as for the second and third year, they actually can change. Now, how does this make sense? What does it actually mean?
in the Muslim
world, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam his narrative to have said, that, nothing diminishes.
Besides since many that Allah subhanaw taala has predestined provision for us, he has predestined how much money we will get how much food we will get, how many children we will have, how much rain will save will be sent upon us all of this is predestined. And nothing diminishes it meaning nothing makes it less or nothing takes away from it, except for cities. So the more a person says, the lesser this loss of Hannah Montana gives him
goes on to say, and nothing changes. Except more.
And nothing changes. Except for now, what does this actually mean? As for the puppeteer anomaly that was written at the beginning of time that this was almost Panama, this will never change Allah subhanho wa Taala has said it and this is what will happen, yet only
a central unit of data
every year and
every day, Allah subhana wa tada to his infinite wisdom has allowed us to change. So meaning that a person may have been destined to get injured. Yet when he makes fun of Allah, oh, Allah protects me from you know, the crazy drivers that are in other law. So much. So if you go to Montreal or even Toronto, you will see that the drivers are just lunatics. So
protect me from the drugs, and it might have been interesting that you want to be hit. But due to these changes that other day.
And such is similar to other aspects of your life as well. You may say, oh, Allah, you know, please grant me that don't need to get a high grade in my exam. So now in order to do so it doesn't mean that you just made it. But Allah Subhana Allah will allow you to study when you study and thus you will get the high mark in your exam. So now just
know it was written for you that you would make and it is recorded that would happen. Whereas with the angels,
then Allah subhanaw taala allows us to change depending on the actions that we make. So this is the second level of belief in
my brother with the glasses right over here. What is the first level of belief in Florida?
Now, let's take on the second brother in the corner. The second aspect of our belief pattern, what is it?
If you don't know if you can pick up the brother next day,
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you guys know it.
By show of hands.
The writing of this is the second aspect of our belief in further that Allah subhanho wa Taala breaks down. The third aspect of belief in the will of
is of two types.
Now, this is again, which actually will make it easy to the developer was two times one panel and the other ones. And this is what they call an era to Sharia meaning
This is all of the good deeds that Allah subhanaw taala revealed in the Quran and the Sunnah. This is what they call in order to show that Allah subhana wa tada wants us to do them. Okay? So we have to sum up, saying the Shahada, accepting Islam, fasting in Ramadan, making Hutch and getting started smiling
towards helping the poor and the elderly. These are all things that Allah subhanaw taala wants us to do. And he has revealed in his revelations, the rewards of these things and these things, this is what they call
us about them, but he doesn't impose them now,
world or the willing to take it to the world. This is what Allah subhanho wa Taala actually imposes, and doesn't allow anyone to have a share.
So, an example of this would be devising and setting the sun, no matter what we do as human beings, we will not be able to control this. Likewise, the appearance of the moon, the appearance of the stars, the presence of climates, the descent of rain, all of these things are things that others kind of attack imposes, and no one else will have to share from it. So again, the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala is of two types. And the other two shall be our the will, which is what Allah subhana wa Taala wants and doesn't impose on us. And those are all the good deeds that we have mentioned. And everything else that there is, then
is that only Allah subhana wa tada has the sharing, and that is the quality of the moons and the suns and the stars, and the planets and the central brain, and the growth of plants, and the cycle of birth. These are all things that are in the hands of us pilots Allah alone, and us as human beings were helpless in it. So this is the third level of belief in further.
And the fourth and last one is that everything besides Allah Subhana Allah is created, that everything besides Allah subhanho wa Taala is created.
Now when we speak about the creation of Allah subhana wa tada is the creation of what was
good or bad. Logically, we say that, you know, there's a presence of God. And there's a presence of that this is logically what we come to. So now this bad, that exists, do we attribute it to us?
Meaning do we see that Allah created evil, and there is such a thing as absolute evil?
No, we don't. Even if nice himself, he had to say part of all say, there's some good.
There is some good even in a place, you know, the arch nemesis of mankind, the one that you admire, he's
the one that tries to distract us in our prayers, the one that wants us to go to the hellfire. And I remember, you know, there was a comedy session, I can't remember who was doing it. But it was one of the listed comedians. And he was saying that genome the loneliest person is, you know, you might be thinking someone in high school or someone that's at work or whatever. But he says, the loneliest person is shaped one. He's so lonely, that he wants you to join him in the hopper. And he'll do this by getting you to do that. And then when he finally gets, what does he say? He says, I'd prefer you either to do with each other.
So then you're the one who's left in the Hellfire by yourself. The lesson of the story for persons alone, he's alone for a reason.
So the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. There's no such thing as absolute evil. Now, how is the good? Even in English? Does anyone know? Anyone want to take a guess?
He's very persistent. This is a good characteristic, but there's no aspect of reward in this.
That he's a Krishna from this angle. Yes, that is very true. But when looking at something that it does, in terms of good deeds, he had his hand up next we'll take interest in Sharla.
He believes in Allah that is very good. That is point number one. He accepts the Presence of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Anything else that we know about it is for the
service, treated him as a test. Now even though this is true, this is not actually a virtue, I must
not be for a trial for the believers. So besides believing in Allah subhanaw taala Do we know anything else that is good about it nice.
He promised Allah subhanaw taala that he would lead mankind straight. Now, that's a good thing.
Like what's one less than
he is the cause so that people can make. Again, even though this is a valid point, we don't want to cause people to do something where they have to make Toba. So it's not the one of itself good. So far, there was the last one free forgiveness.
So the only thing we have so far is that he believes in the muscle. How does he believe in the last one he converse with the muscle and he promised almost
none look at the deception of shape dynamically, please look at what he says. Allah subhanaw taala says and show the
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a quote that example of shaytan he tells mankind disbelieve in Allah subhana wa tada phenomena. Anybody will make any of
that when mankind goes and disbelieves then he says, I read from you. I fear Allah subhanho wa Taala, Lord of the worlds. Now even though he says he fears of us.
Obviously we know this isn't true if he actually feared Allah subhanaw taala. He was related to Adam Allah Spanos, Allah told him to do so. But this shows us one thing, the deception of that Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us shape one is very deceptive and very deceiving and conniving, that he will tell them to commit and commit to schooling. And when they do so he will free himself up himself from the creation of us.
And the scholars of Islam are actually mentioned that the deceptions of shape on our seven, and they are
testing you on this, because seven is hard to remember. But the first part of the fun, or the first deception of shape, is that he wants you to commit disbelief, or shoot for the last time. And we can't get you to commit [???] for disability because
he wants you to fall into innovation, meaning he wants you to corrupt the theme that you practice, he wants you to corrupt the theme that.
So we want you to innovate new things into the religion. And if we can't get you to integrate things into the religion, he will want you to do major sins. And if he can get you to do major sins, He will want you to do minor sins. And even then, if he can get you to do minor sins, He will get you to do those, he will get you to do those things which are permissible, and get you to waste your time in them. And even if you can't get to them, what will he do, he will get you to do the lesser of the two books, that's number six, by the way, he will get you to do lesser of the two goods, meaning that you're reading Quran at home. And just because a lot of them don't understand that I'm
giving an example of this, the lesser of the two words, what this means is you really put on a clock, and it comes time for selection.
So luckily, she had this to say, which is better for you, as a man, which one is better to read it for alone in your house, or to home and
which one is better. So
the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that if you knew the word of praise,
you would do it. This is the greatness of the Word of God. So once you're
reading for Allah, He won't want you to come here to Japan, he wants you to stay at home, so that he gets you to do with the lesser of the two goods. And this is a point that we were trying to get that shaytan will get you to do a good thing. And this is how you'll do it, he'll get you to read Quran at home, just as long as you want to do the greater detail which will be coming to the mustard. So this is how a second way shape or form it's good. And even the healthiest of all appreciate Shiva himself, Allah subhanaw taala created
by allowing him to encourage mankind to do some good, even though it is less of the two words. Now the seventh troubleshoot that even if you can't get you in the first six, is that what it
is that he releases his army against? Meaning that he can deceive you, he can trick you. So what does he do someone's trick, he gets them to slander. He gets them to you know, to do something bad to you to steal something from him. He gets them to, you know, get into an accident with you or say something about your family or something of that nature. She
uses them to attack you. And this is after he became the sixth. This is how he tries to get you in the seventh. And then the believer is believing even then he still
is able to overpower Satan. So even Satan himself is not purely evil. So this is the
To hear that the equation of almost everything he loves to happen is good. So now going back to the four points of the four levels of belief, what are
the four that was?
Number one, knowledge is number one, number two,
the writing of for the number three, the
the creation of us. So, these are the four aspects of our belief. And this is what it is, what is compulsory upon every believer to understand, and when it comes to the chapter of father.
Now, how do you relate this to the adversities and tribulations that befall mankind? And how do we correctly understand the tribulations and adversities that will befall my country? Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In surah, Tonka booth, I believe he has certain attributes, has he been asked?
Does mankind think they will be left to say that we will we believe and not be tried? So, point number one, almost panatela mentions in this honor, that you will be tried. Now, when will you be tried when you claim a man? So, the second you claim the man and you see that you are a Muslim, and you start practicing this? No, that was Troy. Now, what is this trial the result of? Is it a punishment from Allah subhanaw taala this adversity that lots of animals Understand? Is it a punishment from Allah? subhanho wa Taala? Or is it a test from us? This is a very common question. When I've done this talk previously, that comes up, how do we know that when something bad happens
to us? is Allah subhanho? wa Taala testing us? Or is Allah subhana wa tada punishing us? The answer to this question, only almost kind of as Allah was the reality, but on this panel with Adam has given us a natural intuition and natural and general knowledge of how to understand this, and that is, we look at the level of our sins. If our sins are great, then we know that it is a conditioner from Allah subhana wa Tada. And if we are people who have done good, and we've minimized our sins and illnesses that he did commit, we made profit or loss for them, then this is a trial from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the ultimate wisdom is enormous Panda wattana alone. So Allah subhanho wa
Taala he sends down calamities and adversities for two reasons. And he mentioned that they are either a punishment or they are a
punishment, we are patient upon it, and we seek refuge in Allah subhanaw taala from them and this brings us closer to Allah subhana wa tada and the very trial then again, we are patient and we seek help from Allah subhana wa tada to overcome destroyer.
Now, how did our predecessors understand the concept of trials and tribulations and before we even get to that, there are two key aspects in pertaining to a man that are a must to have. When it comes to trial and tribulations, there are two key aspects. The lower level of meaning is to accept what Allah has sent upon us and to be patient upon it. This is the lowest level of EMA when it comes to the trials and tribulations of all those candidates. And the lowest level of AI is to be patient upon the trials and tribulations and accept them as they come. The higher level of the man is to actually thank Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for these trials and tribulations. Now, does this mean
we ask Allah subhana wa Taala for trials and tribulations? No, it doesn't mean you have to do that. But when I was panelists, it sends them down upon us. We are patient, and we think it was unavoidable. Now this concept of thank you for loss of Hannah Montana, why would we do that? What sense does that make that almost kind of without a sense down hardship upon us, yet we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala. For this, let us look at what
dimensions and to share this specific story.
There was an economic shape of mine in Medina shape.
He's from greatest scholars that this woman knows right now. And the way he would hold his classes is that he would give a 20 to 30 minutes class. And then he would give a 10 minute reminder to soften the hearts of the people. And this is was his habit for the very first day. So I remember that one of the very last sessions where
you know, there are approximately 2000 students there. And to this day, I still regret sitting far away from them that you know,
With 2000 people, you can only get so close
earlier. So I couldn't actually see the expression on his face when he shared this with us. And he shares the story.
And he says that our setup meaning our predecessors, and specifically, he is saying that when trials were sent down upon our predecessors, they will be grateful for three things.
They will be grateful for three things, that his trial was not in there.
he didn't waver.
He didn't cause anything to happen, that would weaken their faith, meaning that no doubts came into the wandering to their hearts, that they would be weakened. So it was strange, that he didn't send it down such a calamity that causes faith to be wavered. Point number one.
Point number two, that is adversity a tribulation is not as great as it could have been. You may think sometimes that you're
damaged, or you lost your wallet, there was 10 or $15 in it. Now imagine, instead of just your whole, your whole car got totaled, and not just report some of the passengers that were in it, how great of a calamity would that be? So each time you mean the calamity
would be greater than, I think, almost kind of autonomy that is.
And same thing, when you lose your wallet or your wallet gets stolen. You might have had 1520 $30
Imagine if you had all of your legacy savings in your wallet, and Allah subhanaw taala allows you to be stored How would you feel at that time? So thank Allah subhana wa Tada. That is not as great as it could have been. And this was the second point. And point number three that
allowed us to have patience during those calamities and those adversities. We use the fact
that we were able to have patience during those calamities, because when a person doesn't have issues during calamities, what happens to them, he turns away from the DDoS
he starts questioning the wisdom of Allah subhana wa Tada. He starts seeking help from those people who should not be seeking help from the likes of fortune tellers, and the likes of sorcerers. And other than that, and it is very sad in our times, even in our countries back home, when a brother wants to get married, educated, get married, what does he do? He goes to the grave of services and makes it to Atlanta. Or he goes to some magician who creates a motion for him that he's supposed to put in the foot of the girl that he loves. And supposedly she American. These are the types of things that happen in our times, but only if we knew that we're supposed to be patient. And just as
ours Panama allowed us to be in such diversity, he is the only one that can take us out of it. So they used to be thankful for the tribulations that were sent down upon them. So the lowest level of demand when it comes to adversity and tribulation is to be patient. And the higher level of a man is to be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for the
trials and tribulations that he has set you down for three things, one, that it wasn't number two, that it was as great as it could have been. And thirdly that Allah subhanho wa Taala wackiness the trophy to the patient.
Now a common occurrence occurs, meaning that we are always tried in some way or another, something will always happen we make sure on the stairs, only they hit our elbows as we're leaving the machine. Or we may lose our wallet or something other than what is a believer to do or say in this time. Almost 100 Tyler tells us a sore throat he says I would rather condition.
so the crux of the eye over here is that anytime something bad happens in our lives are something which we perceive to be bad happens in our lives. We need to turn back to Allah subhanaw taala and this is what we are commanded to say that Allah subhana wa tada says, and give glad tidings to the patient. Now how does Allah subhanho wa Taala describe the patient. He says they are the ones who say that to Allah, we belong and you hate me.
So every time something bad happens, you remember it was a penalty. And you think I did that.
Now one of the most awkward situations you may ever come across is when a friend of yours he loses a relative or a relative of yours loses something great. How do you recover from a robot you celebrate his companions console their friends and relatives when something bad will happen to them.
scholars of Islam, he says that this statement is the best way to consult any human being. And that statement is in that in that
that indeed it is what he took, and to go and belongs to a work that which he gives, and everything has its appointed time with Allah subhanaw taala meaning that you are accepting the fact that others cannot give you this thing that you lost. And since he gave it to you, it is his right to take it back. And even though you may have betrayed everything in this world has disappointed China with the loss of Hannah Montana, the watches that were the quarters that enjoy the hair on our head, the TV in our house, and our very nice each and everything has a point in time with Allah subhanho wa Taala and nothing is infinix except for mosquitoes.
that this is the best way to consolidate that by making him realize that Allah subhana wa sallam is the one who gives everything and Allah subhanho wa Taala since he gives everything he has a time he has the right to take it back. And everything besides Allah subhana wa tada has appointed time, and it will eventually go back to Allah subhanaw taala. So if we were destined to the Crusades today, and if you didn't use it today, or tomorrow, so it had its appointed time, and this is the best way to console.
Now, what are the benefits of these trials? When we talked about thankfulness over trials and obviously, what are some of the wisdoms that come out of these trials? Firstly, these trials and tribulations that Allah subhanho wa Taala sits down upon us, they are a form of purification. And this purification is a purification of our sins. So the prophets Allah says that a human being is not affected by a thorn, except that his sins are forgiven. So even by being printed by for Allah subhanho wa Taala causes some of your sins to be forgiven. And this is why if you think about the greater wisdom behind this department, some of them said that
Allah loves the people, he tries them when he sends tribulations upon them. Now right is almost a century issues upon them. Because of us, Pamela Tyler wants his own ear and wants his close companions to be those people that are pure, he doesn't want them to be people who are sinful, he wants them to be those that are pure. So through trials and tribulations, Allah subhanho wa Taala, purifies them as they come close to Allah subhanho wa Taala is a specific company. So point number one, it purifies these things. Point number two, it purifies character, our scholars of Islam, that we change the trials and tribulations when they're sitting down upon.
The example of this is this of a call, you know, summertime is coming up with movie barbecuing, and you'll have this call that you'll put in the barbecue. This form, when you think of it, and you see it and touch it, it has a sound smell. And when you touch it, it leaves this black dusty corner. And when you cook with it, it causes this great flavor. So it is something known as essence, which is good. But did you know that over time, this very cool, if you apply heat and pressure to it, you apply heat and pressure to it? Do you know what it turns out to be? It turns out to be a diamonds. So this heat and pressure is applied to the court or the trials and tribulations that are
essentially magnifies and they do apply and strengthen the human beings character. So much so that intrudes from that piece of code into a diamond. This is what I was supposed to have done I mentioned. And how cool is that when illegal trials and tribulations? Have you ever seen anyone who gets into a car accident or loses money that comes out to being boastful or arrogant? No, but rather he humbles himself in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And have you ever seen someone who has a relative that is died, or someone who has been injured himself who thinks that he is mighty? No, he humbles himself in front of Allah subhanaw taala and realize that he is weak in the Presence of
Allah subhana wa Tada. So this is just one example of how the character of human being is purified, and is polished through trials and tribulations. And if you think about each trial and tribulation, specifically, for an example, let's just say you lose your job, or let's just say you failed an exam. What is the wisdom behind this? How does this polish your character? As we're rolling the exam, we all choose your character. It makes you realize that you didn't study hard enough, and the next time you will study as when you lose your job. There are an infinite amount of wisdoms behind this. Perhaps there was something in this job that Allah subhanaw taala didn't like for you.
And you replace that job with a manager, or perhaps this job wasn't meant for you. And this next job that's coming up for you will cause you to be of a greater benefit to you. On the other hand, it's a whole lot more it was similar, or perhaps something was about to happen at this job that
will continue to happen. So that's
great to hear. These are some of the wisdoms that you will see. And if you look at your own specific examples, each and every trial and tribulation that you go through, I'm sure you can extract some of the benefits that take place from it and how they affected your personal character.
For number three, how to close and how many trials and tribulations when the fittest, they bring us closer to us.
as Muslims, we realize that each and every situation that we are in, is by the word of Allah Subhana Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala allowed us to be in such predicaments meaning it allowed us to be in such times of hardship, and it is only through turning to Allah subhanaw taala that we will be taken out. And this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to make law
that there is no fleeing from your hardships and your tribulations except to you. Meaning that if you try to flee from your trials and tribulations to other than Allah subhana wa Tada, you're only taking yourself to a greater trial tribulation. But if in times of trials and tribulations, return back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is your own escape, and this is your own exit.
And then go to number four. And this is the last benefit that I want to mention from the trials and tribulations is that it allows us to learn from our mistakes, that when trials and tribulations happen, a lot of the times it's usually due to an accident we did. So you get into a car accident, why did this car accident happen? Maybe you can stop at the stop sign, maybe you want to run late, maybe you were driving too fast. This is a mistake that you make. And after that accident, you will learn from that mistake. Or perhaps, you know,
I remember that in my Saturday school, there is this young child. And mustermann is a very healthy child, when great time comes. He's always grabbing all the cookies. So one day, you know, there was no monitor there to monitor how many cookies he was taking. So he came down even before the break, and he ate all the cookies. How do you think he thought after his stomach was upset not only for like he was laying down, and he eventually ended up throwing up. And again, the lesson from this is that when you get too greedy, you will learn from your mistake and you will next time. So this is just another example. So we learn from our mistakes from the trials and tribulations that take
place. So now, what are the poor benefits of trials and tribulations that I've mentioned, my beloved are
just one of them.
If you can make sure that one of the trial benefits of trials and tribulations that we mentioned.
It makes us humble meaning it polishes our character. My brother, he was one of the benefits of trials and tribulations, brother in the back of the whiteboard.
It makes you learn from your mistakes.
The brother over here, coming back to you
one of the benefits of trials and tribulations.
It takes away from our seats. Now there's one more left, the last one is usually most difficult. So let's click on notifications.
We mentioned already purifies our sins, it purifies our character. And we learned from our mistakes. There's one more
can you think of it?
it brings us closer to a muscle.
So these are the important benefits of trials and tribulations that we mentioned.
Now to end this lecture
with three more points. I know we mentioned quite a few points. But again, maybe there's a wisdom behind me mentioning all these points that perhaps next time audience will come with pen and paper. I'm not saying it but I'm saying perhaps that's one of the mysteries. Oh god.
I want to end up with saying that one of the benefits of believing in these four points or these four levels of Father we mentioned at the first level was to believe in the knowledge of a muscle.
The second is to believe in the writing of Allah subhanaw taala The third is to believe in the will of Allah subhana wa tada And the fourth is to believe in the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala what are three benefits that we can derive
that benefit ourselves
Through belief in these four aspects, point number one,
as we know, that the greatest obligation upon mankind is to perfect their, or their belief.
And in by believing in these four points, and understanding them when implementing them, in our daily lives, we perfect our top eight, or our belief in Allah subhanaw taala. And the one the perfect system in the loss of Hannah Montana, he was sure on Roman piano as one who has no sense, meaning all the sins will be forgiven through the perfection of the study. So this has benefits number one, when we learn these four points and implement them and believe in them, Allah subhanaw taala perfect sounds appealing, and thus will make us for most people who will show up on your piano without any sense, and we ask us to make use of them. Point number two,
we realize the difference between Taiwan and Taiwan. Taiwan is
a term that we're all familiar with. But this is true believing in Allah subhanho wa Taala true alliances Allah subhanaw taala and tawakkol is federalized.
Now, the example of this is from the time and the focus of a lot of it was sentiment when the man came and he said, We are a sewer, should I can I can I put my trust in our law? Or should I let my camera roll. And by trusting the law departments who are Romano cilip said, but how you can look to them to trust in Allah subhanaw taala action is the difference between true lights and fake lights. So think of a man, he has no job, and he has no money. And he keeps making Allah subhanaw taala Oh, Allah, please,
please went overboard and put him in his bed. And
now is this true
that he keeps making drive to him, yet he doesn't go out of his house, and he doesn't go and get, you know, further his education, and he doesn't go out and seek any jobs. No, this is not truth. The truth
is that you try your camera, and you like to take all the leads and mediums possible to fulfill your goals. So I'd rather once you get married, it doesn't mean that he just sits at home and reads, and all day. This is not the one of the needs of getting married. But rather he gets an education, he gets a job, he mingles with the community, he sees work samples, perhaps they have daughters, and then he just wonders what for him to sit at home. And
this is not true. But rather, it is a fake life that he puts on us.
So that is point number two.
Point number three. And the last benefit before we even got one of these four points that we mentioned is that these four points, they bring serenity, and tranquility to our hearts, when we realize that
we just did this 50,000 years before the creation of the heavens and the earth. And that was
the one who creates us and sustains us and allows us to live our lives. He has all this knowledge. And he is the one who allowed us to do this, it brings us comfort. And thirdly, that I was fine with this, and he doesn't do well anything except that there's witness in it. So I must wait for the goodness. And almost Finally, everything and everything besides Him is created. So my only recourse is to go back to Allah subhanaw taala meaning others plans which is the only one I can see comfortable. So this through these four things, we've survived tranquility in our hearts that we normally lost
in thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala in being patient for the sake of us kind of Allah, our hearts, find tranquility, and then handing off panels and appliances the correct understanding and allows us to implement it in our daily lives and explain it to our beloved ones as well what happened with that one and then come to the data in the handling or some of them or send them or modify them and how much wider everything Masaki will send them