Channel: Navaid Aziz
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Oldy but a goody by Shaykh Navaid Aziz
- We need to change our perspective to see the reality of this world. We live with all the luxury and comfort, but we forget even the blessings are a test from Allah.
That is the reality: this life is a test.
- Trials and Tribulation is not only calamity or pain, it is also the blessings. Whether we are being tested by pain or pleasure, they should both lead to Allah.
- When it comes to tests, we have 2 choices: deal with the pain and get close to Allah, or prolong the pain and collect pity from people. Don’t get in to isolation, as prolonged isolation is very detrimental to the situation. This is when we need to be next to the believers, who will remind us of Allah.
- It is not about how we live in this world, it is about how we will be raised in front of Allah. Whatever we die upon, is what we shall be raised upon. So let our last deed be the best deed.
- There is a blessing in trials that we don’t perceive. Trials and tribulations are means of purification. The punishment of Allah is not out of anger or His wrath, its a mean to cleansing and preparation to go to Al-firdous al-ala.
- There is no true contentment and satisfaction in this world, it is only in akhira. No money or worldly pleasure can fully satisfy us, it will always bring equal or more pain.
- Allah will never bring a trial that a soul can’t bear. It is a promise by Allah. So, we should never say ‘it is too much or can’t bare it’.
- There is always some one who is being tested more than us. For ex., if we live in the West, we are already among the 5% elite of the world. 95% people are in worst position than us.
- Pain and suffering only becomes negative if it creates a barrier between you and Allah but it becomes positive, pain becomes positive, a motivation for you when it brings you back to Allah.
The statement of Umar bin Khattab رضي الله عنه on what they used to do during trials and tribulations:
❝We used to thank Allah for 3 things:
1- that this trial is not in our deen;
2- that this trial is not as worse as it could have been;
3- we were grateful that Allah ﷻ allowed us to be patient during the trial❞
The Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said: “An individual who is patient in times of adversity, incurs the pleasure of Allah. An individual who is not patient, incurs the wrath of Allah ﷻ.”
The Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said: “If any one of you have ever been tried by a tribulation, then let him remember his trials and tribulation through my calamity. Indeed it is the biggest of trials.”
“Fate rarely calls upon the people at a time of their choosing. In time of trials and tribulations, you have a decision to make: Either you can choose to get close to Allah and achieve paradise. Or you can live with your pain, seek the pity of people, let the pain get worst and create your own destruction. We started this talk saying: ‘He who has no one has Allah’, but I want to end it with an opposite view of the same statement: ‘He who has Allah, has every thing’.”
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my dear brothers and sisters, I would like to dedicate this talk
to every individual who was abandoned by their father.
I would like to dedicate this talk to every individual who has loved someone in this world. Yet, for one reason or another, was left abandoned. I would love I would like to dedicate this talk
to every individual who has lost someone to death. And they couldn't figure out why.
The talk is called He who has no one has Allah.
And I want you to imagine the following situation.
You're seven years old.
And you come from a family that isn't well off. You have many brothers and sisters, and your own parents cannot afford to keep you in the house. So they say go and live with your uncle, who is going to take care of you.
This uncle of yours. He runs a madrasah for young children. He teaches them the fees of the Quran, he is known to be a good and righteous man.
You go and live with this uncle. And you he treats you like one of his own children. He loves you and takes care of you.
One day, while you're finished the Japanese class, you're sitting in your room.
He comes into the room, and he gives you a hug. And that is how it all begins. The next day he comes and he touches you somewhere else. And it becomes more inappropriate. But you're a young child, you don't know what to feel you don't know what to do. But you know that something is wrong.
For four years, this continues. And in fact, it actually gets much, much worse. And excuse me for not using the term. But please understand what I'm trying to say. Things get much, much worse. Finally, when you reach the age of 11, you decide that you can't live like this anymore. You need to tell someone you need to speak out. You go to your parents when you go to visit them. You go to your brothers and sisters, your own blood relatives. You tell them what's going on.
And they say you just have a personal agenda against your uncle. Your uncle runs a school. He is the Imam of the masjid. He is known to be righteous, you just have a personal problem. And they just absolutely ignore everything you have to say.
grows up and cannot have a stable relationship. every relationship they tried to have is sabotaged by the lack of trust they can have in any individual, this individual. Now let's bring it to reality as a sister. She wears niqab not because she believes it's a religious obligation. But because she believes this is the only way she can live in the world where she can hide her face and no one can truly know who she is. This sister at the age of 11 tried to commit suicide, she cut her own wrists. Yet Allah subhanaw taala did not allow her to die. This sister at the age of 19
token overdose of pills. Again she was taken to the hospital and Allah subhanho wa Taala did not allow her to die. And she tried it again one last time the third time saying that perhaps this will be the time where her pain will go away. That was all she wanted. She wanted the pain to be taken away. And that is why she sought out to death. She tried to commit suicide one more time. And again, Allah subhanho wa Taala saved her once more. She finally decided to get some help and she contacted me
And I thought it might, I thought to myself at that time,
how would you take away this individual's pain? What could I possibly do that I will be able to help this individual?
This story became a journey for myself. And as I tried to help this Sister, I realized that this wasn't just an individual case. There are people across the world who are living in pain and agony, different types of pain, different types of agony, but it always comes down to the same conclusion that shaytaan somehow or another, finds a way to get the better of them and derails them from the path to Allah subhana wa Tada. And this lecture is dedicated to all of those individuals. I want to start off this lecture by explaining the reality of this world. We live in this world with all the luxuries with all of the comforts and we think that this is what the world is meant to be like. But
we fail to realize that even in luxury even in blessing, this is a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala even luxury and blessing as a test from Allah subhana wa tada and that is what it all comes down to. That this life is a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in Surah Al Baqarah what a noble one accomplish a mineral hope you will join one oxy minute and while he will enforce was some Arathi Baba Sheila soybean, Allah Deena either a Saba Tomas Eva corlew in Allah He was in La Jolla, God, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says in these beautiful verses, surely we shall test each and every single one of you with a loss of wealth, with a loss of life, with a loss of profit, and trade. So give glad tidings to those who are patient, those when they are tested, they say to Allah, we belonged, and to Him, we shall return upon those people are the blessings and prayers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And indeed, those are the ones who are truly guided. Now, this lecture started off on a very heavy note. And I know it's very burdensome, to feel someone else's pain. So I want to lighten the scene for a little bit. I like to do a small test. And this test is to see how you react to the
color of Allah subhana wa Tada. And this test is called the driving test. The driving test is that follows, I want you to imagine you're a driver in the car, you're all by yourself. You've parallel parked your car, and you're reversing out. So everyone get with me right now in Sharla. You get into your car, you're in the driver's seat, you put your seatbelt on, you look into the rearview mirror, and there's nothing there. You look into the passenger side mirror, and there's nothing there. You put your foot on the clutch, you put it in reverse, and you're slowly, slowly, slowly backing out.
You just hit something. What was the first word that came to your mouth?
For a lot of people, it's a four letter word that they wouldn't say in front of their parents. But the reality of this situation is, imagine if you died on that word. Imagine if you died on that word, it was a truck, it came and hit you. And Allah subhanaw taala decided to take you away at that time. That was the word that you would have died upon. And this is how you see how you react to the color of Allah. This is just a make believe test that we're doing in the masjid, far from reality. But it happens. People cross the street every day they get hit by a car, people are driving, they get hit by trucks, people go to sleep at night, and they just pass away. So you always want to pay
attention very closely to what the last action that you do is, if you have the ability to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala then that is what you want to strive for. So that was the test. How do you react to the code of Allah, you now know where you stand.
Number two, when talking about tests and trials from Allah subhanaw taala trials and tests from Allah subhanaw taala are not just the calamities that strike us in terms of death, in terms of loss of wealth, but they're also blessings that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us that we don't thank Allah subhanaw taala for and we don't use them in the appropriate means. So this whole talk is about changing perspective, having the right frame of mind and understanding what is truly going on in your life. If you are not being tested by Allah subhanaw taala if you do not see that test, then now's the time to realize that you're either being tested by pain, or you're being tested by
pleasure. They both need the exact same result. You turn back to Allah subhanaw taala The one who is being tested by pain, he seeks Allah subhanho wa Taala
Help and find the records out. The one who is being tested by pleasure, he thanks Allah Subhana Allah for those blessings, and he uses those blessings to get closer to Allah subhana wa Tada. Point number three. When it comes to test and trials from Allah subhana wa Tada, you have one of two choices, particularly when it comes to calamity, particularly when it comes to pain. You can either deal with the pain right now
and get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Or you can delay dealing with the pain,
seeking the pity of others, seeking help from others and prolonging the pain without any recourse. And it's very important to understand the cycles that individuals go through when they go through pain. When they lose someone that they love when they feel betrayed by an other individual. The very first reaction they have is to isolate themselves, they want to be alone. Now this is more significant when it comes to men. Because men naturally naturally like to deal with their own pain, they don't like to speak about it. Women naturally like to speak about their pain and suffering. And that's why their first reaction is going on the phone going to see their mothers going to see their
friends. However, when it comes to true pain, at one time or another, you will try to isolate yourself. And this is the first thing you need to recognize that this is not what you want to do. This is not a natural reaction, but rather it is shaytaan telling you that you will feel better when you're alone. Because you're the only one that understands what you're going through. It is a deception from Satan. So while you may need to be alone for a little while, prolonged isolation is very harmful and detrimental to your situation. What you want to do at that time, is that short period of time once you've gotten over that initial rage, that initial pain, then after that you
need to get around the believers, you need to get around people who are going to remind you of Allah subhana wa Tada. And I want to share a story from the students of shaman Basilica mahalo Tada. And this brings us to our fourth point. That fourth point is, it's not about how you live your life in this world. It's not about how you live your life in this world. But it's all about how you will be raised in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is all about how you will be raised. And this eludes us to the point that whatever you die upon, is what you shall be raised upon. So let your last deed be your best one. And the story goes as follows. There is a brother, who came overseas.
And he came to seek a bachelor's degree in any field. And the National Climate was that this was the first time he got freedom from his family. And in society. People are very religious, very practicing. He couldn't have the fun that he wanted to have. So he comes to a place like England, he's in a free mixing University. In a society where no girl looks at you. In fact, there are no girls in your class. Now all of a sudden, they're sitting next to you. And you can actually find an excuse to talk to them, Hey, can I borrow a pen? Hey, can I borrow some paper and conversation becomes very easy. And now that you have a foreign accent, oh my god, you're fit enough for them.
And this was the reality that he went through that he came from a foreign land. And this attraction hit him right away. The initial stages were that he just go out for lunch, he just go out for meetings. And that is how life continued. He never actually committed Zener one day though, he went to a party. And he committed sin out of you know, pure emotion. He committed Zina. And when he was done, he just lay there thinking I have just ruined myself. And he didn't know what to do. He didn't know where to go. He didn't have any close friends that could guide him. He knew that the only place that this guidance that he had known was back in his hometown. he booked a ticket back to Saudi
Arabia where he was from. And on his way he had a stopover in the city in the country of Qatar. While he's in Qatar, he goes to the masala and he's just crying. And you'll see that this is one of the most awkward situation that you have. You can think about when you're with people, and there's this awkward silence. And it's really weird. What do you do in that situation? What becomes even more awkward is when you see a grown man crying like a baby. He's crying like a baby. What do you do in that situation? One of the students of shaven basil Rahim Allah, He saw this man. And he goes up to this man and says, All man, why are you crying What's wrong? and explains to him the situation
that I committed sin and I've destroyed myself. And the only way I can get rid of this pain is if I go back and have the Hadoop implemented on me. This is the only way I will be purified. The student calms the mind down he says, Look, don't do anything rash. Let's go back to the Yard together and we'll deal with the situation. They head back to the yard in the middle
He's still crying throughout the whole journey. He feels really bad for what he has done.
The student says, look, we've arrived in Riyadh go spend the night at home. I will call you in the morning. Just make sure you don't do anything. Don't do anything. Just wait till I call you. The next morning, the student call should have been best. And he has just been basil Himalaya chef. You know this is what happened I met this man he committed Zina, and he feels that the only way he can be purified is if he has the food implemented on him. She has been bad says, tell this man not to turn himself in. But rather the sin has been hidden from the people continue to hide it. Rather seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala and turn yourself to the Quran. Let Allah subhanho wa Taala
be your guide. So this is what the chef says to the student. The student calls this man up. Let's give him a name. Now his name was Ahmed.
He tells Ahmed Look, the chef says don't turn yourself in. Death is the easy way out. This pain and suffering will not be taken away from that act. And Allah subhanho wa Taala does not want this from you. But rather Allah subhana wa tada wants you to rectify your ways. Turn back to Allah subhana wa Tada. And that is when that pain and suffering will be taken away. That is what Ahmed decides to do. A couple of days go by, he starts reading the Koran. He starts praying in the masjid. And he says that I've never missed a single Salah in the masjid since that event took place. This continues for about two weeks. Now this student he disappeared from the life of me there was no contact between
him. And then one day, he noticed is that he has a missed call from Ahmed. He says later on, I'll give him a call.
Another couple of days go by and Ahmed's house is calling now his home numbers showing up on the chef's phone five, six times. The student calls the house back and he says Sir, I wanna come How are you guys doing what's going on? And they say we need to speak to you admin needs your help. And he says definitely I'll come over and see us tonight after Aisha he prays he heads over to the house.
And he sees that something just isn't right, that you can walk into a place. No one will say anything but you can see it from their faces. You can see it from their sights, that something just isn't right. He goes to the Father and you sit down on a comb, he says while they come sit down. He says I don't even know what to say to you. But I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Because I know if it hadn't been for you, this wouldn't have happened. And the students thinking What did I do? So he says, You know what happened? What are you talking about? And he says, Let me show you. He says Ahmed went and prayed a lot to Lisa tonight.
And he came back and he came to pray his sadness. And he was in his room for a really really long time. And we wanted to seek him out. We didn't know what had happened to him. But I want to show you
he took the student to our men's room. And there Ahmed was in such them. And Allah subhanaw taala took his life away at that time. And that is how he passed away. This is the story of an individual, not who was righteous, but this man committed sinner, one of the biggest sins in Islam. And this is how Allah subhana wa tada took his life away and inshallah when he's resurrected, that's the deed he is going to be resurrected on making such that to Allah subhanaw taala and that is why when it comes to pain and suffering, pain and suffering only becomes negative, if it creates a barrier between you and Allah subhana wa tada but it becomes positive pain becomes positive motivation for you. When it
brings you back to Allah subhana wa Tada. And this is what every individual who's going through pain and suffering needs to realize that this point of pain and suffering is not that Allah subhana wa tada wants to punish you, but rather This is a calling from Allah subhanho wa Taala Oh, my slave, come back to your Lord or my slave. This is a reminder for you that I want to bring you back to me. And this is one of the wisdoms of trials and tribulations that while we call each other on the phone while we text message each other, the calling of Allah subhanho wa Taala comes through trials and tribulations and you can react one of two ways. Either you can deal with the pain at that moment and
decide to get closer to Allah subhana wa Tada. Or you can decide to just restrict that pain to yourself, not do anything about it, and then you'll see what it does to your dean. And this is the last stage of the cycle of isolation, that once you're isolated, you'll see that eventually your dean starts to disappear. The content of your salon the horseshoe on your Salah, it disappears. Your ability to recite the Quran is no longer there. Your ability to fast during the day it gets taken away. What did you
You do differently, what you did differently was you gave yourself into shape. And shaytans promise is that he will lead you astray, he will lead you away from the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So in times of trials and tribulation, you need to seek out the believers, you need to seek out the righteous, and let them be your guide and help to Allah subhanaw taala.
Point number five is that there is actually a blessing inside trials that we don't perceive. The simplest trial that an individual will go through is that he's walking on the road, and he gets pricked by a thorn, he gets picked by something that goes through his skin, and causes him to say Ouch. But it's only for a split second. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said that no individual is predicted by a thorn, except that Allah subhanho wa Taala purifies him with a sin for it. Now imagine an individual who loses someone that he loves. What was the promise of the Messenger of Allah? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was once giving his halaqa to women, he was giving
a reminder to the sisters. And he said to the sisters, that Allah subhanho wa Taala does not take away three children from a woman except that Allah subhana wa tada promises that sister paradise if she is patient. Now you can imagine there's a sister in the audience. She didn't lose three children. She only lost two. She says Jada Salalah How about a woman who has lost two children? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knew her situation. And he said, I can't remember her name. But he said, Oh sister, even an individual was lost to children. Allah subhanho wa Taala will promise that individual paradise trials and tribulations are a means of purification. There are a means of
purifying you so you can go to the purest of places. The punishment of Allah is not out of anger and wrath. The punishment of Allah is a means of cleansing you of your sins. The punishment of Allah is a preparation, that you can go into noblest and purest of places, Alfredo's and Allah. And this is why Allah subhanaw taala sends trials and tribulations.
Point number six is that in this world, you will never truly be happy. No matter what Allah Subhana Allah gives you, you will never truly be content. You can have the most amount of money in the world. You can have the biggest house, you can have the most beautiful spouse, you can have everything that you desire, and you'll never be happy. True contentment. True contentedness and satisfaction comes in the accuracy alone. It comes when we are in paradise. All of this is about perspective, and how you deal with the situation. And that is why it is very important than an individual who goes through trial, he changes his perspective of the trial. It's not a punishment
from Allah, it's a means to get closer. It is not a punishment from Allah, it's a calling from Allah, that he wants you to come back to him. Now I want to end off with two more points Bismillah heeta, Allah, that Allah subhanho wa Taala, he does not burden a soul more than in can bear. A lot of the times when we go through trials and tribulations. It feels that this trial is so great that there's no one being persecuted more than us at that given moment. But the reality of the situation is that is not the case, there is always someone who was in a worse predicament to the new. One simple statistics shows that any individual that lives in the West, any individual that lives in the
West, is automatically in the 5% elites of the world. 5% elite of the world, that means 95% of the people are worse off than you. They live off less than $1 a day, they drink water that is brown. They drink water that is mixed with mud and feces and bacteria and everything else. They make food, they make shoes out of water bottles, they make shoes out of water bottles, just so that they can walk. So the reality is that there's always someone to being who is being tried and tested more than you. And this is why I remember one one of the last Holocaust I attended in Medina was perhaps one of the most beautiful. And if you were to ask me, you know what we were studying, I can tell you
we're studying the mortal human medic, but if you'd asked me what we learned, I can tell you that I only learned one thing from that halaqa and that's what I want to share with you right now. The statement of armor in the hot tub rhodiola one, the statement of rhodiola one, where he said when we were tested, we were grateful for three things we used to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala during the time of calamity for three things. Number one, that this trial wasn't in our DNA
That this trial wasn't in our Deen. Number two, that this trial was not as great as it could have been. Allah subhanho wa Taala could have made this trial much, much worse. You lost one parent. Imagine those individuals who had lost both. You lost one loved one imagined the individual who lost his wife and his children. And this is perhaps one of the
I guess, painful experiences I've ever experienced. And it wasn't even my situation. There was a friend, a brother to me, who I studied with in the University of Medina.
He got married. And this was like his lifelong mission, he was a convert. And it was extremely difficult for him to get married, he would go from house to house, propose to sister to sister, the father would see his skin color and say sorry, you know, you don't have enough money, or your family isn't good enough. Or they would actually be straight. It's a straight out, I'm sorry, but you're black. And my sister and my daughter isn't. And he would be rejected. The day that he got married, was one of the most beautiful experiences for him, because that's what he was striving for. That he was chaste. And he protected that chastity. And that's what he wanted. Then imagine the day his wife
finally becomes pregnant, his wife becomes pregnant and their joys together now that they're about to give birth to a beautiful baby. Nine months passed by the sister is taken to the hospital, the brother says to his neighbor, look, take her to the hospital, I need to sort some stuff out in the house. And I'll take I'll meet you guys in the hospital.
The sister, the pregnancy should goes to the hospital. And this brother packs up the stuff that the sister will need in the hospital, and he heads to the hospital.
He gets to the hospital.
Both his wife and his child have passed away.
And you can imagine the pain and agony that he goes through. Now put that in perspective to anything that you may have lost in this world. Imagine the time that you know there were 10 pounds in your pocket, you don't know where it went. And it was such a painful experience. To put it in perspective with this situation. He didn't know he was about to lose his wife and child.
He went to the hospital and they had passed away. This was such a difficult trial. And it wasn't even mine. It was you know, for a brother of mine. So put things in perspective that the trial can always be greater. And number three, he says that we were grateful that Allah subhanho wa Taala allowed us to be patient in that trial allowed us to be patient in that trial. Now why is patience such an important thing when it comes to trial? Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that an individual who is patient in times of adversity, have encouraged them the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala and the individual who is not patient, he incurs The Wrath of Allah subhanho wa
Taala. Now the situation is already as difficult as it is you're going through a trial. Why make it worse by not being patient? Because you're only incurring the Wrath of Allah and an individual who's patient and remembers Allah subhana wa Tada. They get the Salawat of Allah, the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon them, they get the dogma of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon them. And Allah subhanho wa Taala ends of the verse by saying, What will the woman do, that they are the ones who are truly guided, I want to end off my talk with a hadith that will put everything else in perspective in his honor.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, is that I saw about hydrocone mercy within four years called mercy but to be fair, in the album and Messiah, that if any of you is ever tried by a tribulation, then let him remember his trial and tribulation, through my calamity, for indeed it is the greatest of trials. What is happening here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is alluding to the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It is the greatest trial that every Muslim goes through without even realizing it. And let's look at why. You look at the status of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was every man's best friend. You see this in two particular ways.
Number one, the hadith of Abdullah Ahmed of the last where he comes to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and he says Dr. Silva, Allah, Who is the most beloved person to you, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam responds, Ayesha, and he thinks to himself, okay, that's not the answer I'm looking for. How do I get the answer I'm looking for he wants to hear his own name. So he says, jasola not from the women, but from the men. Then he says her father, and he says that makes sense. You know, they are best friends at the end of the day, call us I have to be next. So he says then who yada sola, he then says oma, okay, it's still not him. He says, Then who we are, so a lot of man, and
then he gives up at that point. The point of this hadith is that every man thought he was the best friend of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So each individual lost to their best friend.
Number two, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was every individuals consoler one of the greatest concerns every individual should have is what is going to be the destination of my father.
A man came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he said, Yeah, Rasul Allah. He came to the Messenger of Allah. And he said, the auto Sula. My father died upon disbelief. Is he going to be in the Hellfire? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam simply at this time could have said, Yes, he's going to be in the hellfire. And you know what? That's too bad for you. He could have said that. But he knew the pain that he was feeling and he wanted him to feel good. So he said both your father and my father are in the same destination. He consoled that man. So people lost their best friends. people lost their controllers. the wives of the prophets lost their husbands. The Muslim community
lost their leader, the old women in the community who had no one to tell their problems to they used to tell it to the Messenger of Allah, the last the ones who would hear them out. Now imagine the greatest of all trials, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was our direct link to Allah subhanho wa Taala the purpose of our system was our direct link to Allah subhanaw taala that when this on my did something wrong, Allah subhana wa tada would reveal down through the prophets I send them this is what you should be doing. They did something right. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells the oma about towards a paradise so that you continue to do it. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam passed away, all of that was taken away. Now put it into further perspective. When leadership was taken away, who is willing to step up to fill the shoes of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam
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that whoever used to worship Mohammed know that Mohammed has passed away. But whoever worships Allah subhanho wa Taala. They know that Allah is Ever living and does not die, reconnecting the people with Allah subhana wa Tada. I want to end this lecture off with a funny note again, when I think about this situation, I mean, imagine you're complaining at that time, someone needs to step up and take leadership. But you know, taking this leadership is not the leadership, where it just comes with fame and riches and all of that. But rather, it comes with responsibility that you have to deal with everyone's problems. You have to be the religious authority of that community. It's a very
great situation. How am I going to tie this in for you? Optimus Prime. If you guys have ever heard of transformers.
I came across this line and this is what they were what I want to end up upon. What I want to end off the lecture upon
is that there's this famous line of Optimus Prime. Do you think it was like a statement of a hobby you think it was the statement one of the great imams of the salaf but it's just Optimus Prime. And where's the Canon? Is he here there is he loves this statement. And that was the statement.
Fate rarely calls upon the people at a time of their choosing. Fate rarely calls upon the people at a time of their choosing. In times of trials and tribulation, you have a decision to make. Either you can get closer to Allah subhanaw taala and that is your way to paradise. Or you can decide to live with your pain, seek the pity of people and let the pain get worse and create your own destruction. Now this lecture started off with He who has no one has Allah but I want you to leave with the opposite of this statement that he who has Allah has everything does alchemilla hair dry and hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallam about Nevada Vienna Muhammad Ali he was a he
was set up. I pray that Allah subhana wa tada alleviates the pain of every believer and every Muslim and that he makes it a path to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala rather than a path that leads away from him. Does that come along? With salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato