Poem of Imam al-Shafi’ on Qadr Divine Decree
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Al Hamdulillah hinomoto Juan Steena who want to start off when our other billahi min surey unforseen a woman sejati Ahmed Nina, Maria de la vida mo de la Houma la hora de la Wai Chateau La ilaha illallah wa hola sharika wash Edwin now Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa and he was talking he was seldom at the Sleeman kathira. Another, my dear brothers and sisters in Santa Monica, Morocco, la barakatuh.
So does everyone have a sheet in front of them a copy of the poem? Anyone not have a copy of the poem.
Okay, so everyone has a copy of the one fantastic. So to give you some background on this form.
It was amazing that, you know, last week Sheikh Hassan, he told me that he wasn't going to be able to give the Holocaust this week was he was traveling. So I started to think, you know, what could I give the hudec on, and I was just randomly searching the internet. I came across this poem. And the reason why it was so significant was because this was my translation of the poll from 13 years ago that was just randomly floating around on the internet. So I took it as a sign that you know, maybe Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted me to discuss it in this week's halaqa. So I dedicated You know, this week's halakhah to this form, and this form was written by Mr. Mushaf era him Allah, whose name was
Mohammed Abu Idris Shafi also known as a Abdullah he was born in the year 150 and he died in the year 204. And he is one of the greatest scholars of Islam that has ever lived out of the four major iams he was probably the most talented when it came to poetry. In fact, he has his own compilation of poetry, which nowadays is called the one the Shafi meaning the you know the compilation of poetry of Imam Shafi. This is an abridged version of one of his poems. So I'll read through the Arabic and then we'll begin with the explanation. There are a Yama cefalu master shadow neffs and either Hakka Mercado, what I touched on the high desert in the YALI family, how are they to dunya bahco wahconah
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So this poetry by mama Shafi obviously as you can see from the text eight deals with calamities and how to handle calamities, and to get perspective on calamities. inshallah, as we read the English translation, this will give you more perspective as well. Apart from the days were used to do as you wish and restrain your soul when the decree of Allah dissents and don't despair over the events of the past, for none of the events of the dunya wherever mentioned to remain, and be a man who is firm upon his affairs, and whose character is that of pardoning and loyalty and there is no sadness or happiness that is continuous, just as there is no comfort or pain. If you are a person who is
satisfied with what he has, then you and the owner of all positions are equal, and upon whose open Valley death descends upon, then there is no earth or sky to protect you from it. And the earth of Allah is vast, but when death descends upon the open, even the open Valley congests so nama Shafi Rahim Allah He starts off by saying, leave the days were used to do what you wish. And he starts by alluding to the fact that mankind becomes delusional to think that he is actually in control of his life completely. Allah subhanho wa Taala he tells us in sortal incense, which is interesting that's in this very suit or the suit of mankind. One night the shop owner in that in sha Allah insha Allah
Cana neeman hakima that you will not wish and you will not desire and you will not be able to fulfill except that which Allah subhanho wa Taala wishes and desires. And indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is all knowing, and all wise. So this is what the mammoth Shafi Rahim Allah is alluding to over here, that you need to give up this dream that you have, that everything is going to go in your way, but rather Your life will run the way Allah subhanho wa Taala wants it to run. And you may have some control over the decisions you make over the actions you partake. But the overall greater scheme of life is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala, where he will decide for you what will
happen. This is an interesting reflection by one of the predecessors when he was reflecting upon Doha, where he said, if you were to get every single thing that you asked for, then who would be the master and who would be the slave. And I want you to think about that very deeply. If you were to get each and every single thing that you were to ask for who would be the master and who would be the slave. At the end of the day. We are the slave
Have Allah subhanho wa Taala right and Allah subhanho wa Taala is our master. So whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala decides for us and ordains for us, then this is something that we willingly accept this is something we should not challenge, and not something that we should argue, but we accept it. And if Allah subhana wa Taala gives us guide. And it's amazing if came during the poetry of God that you can deal with God that I told you, it's not in our control.
So what I was saying that if we got every single thing that we asked for, then who would be the master and who would be the slave and this is to realize that anything that comes to us from Allah subhanho wa Taala then this is purely from the cut off from the generosity of Allah subhanho wa Taala and it is not something that we are deserving of. And anything that Allah subhanho wa Taala asks from us, we should be running towards in haste, because we want to fulfill the rights of our master Walter bnef Sen. Ada Hakka Mercado so now this is translated as restrain your soul when the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala descends. The term table over here can be understood in many ways
it can come from you know, curing yourself as in Bobby's a doctor. So thebe can also mean cure yourself that can also come from taba which means, you know, to be something good to be something which is to be something you know, which is blessitt. Right. and in this situation, I believe both of the meanings apply. So when the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala descends, he's saying that you need to find a way to make yourself feel good. You need to find a way to restrain yourself, you need to find yourself you need to find a way to cure yourself. And the example that Imam Shafi Rahim Allah is giving over here, if you if we understand third as cure. This is like the individual that
is really, really sick. And he needs to take a medicine that is completely fallen, disgusting, completely foul and disgusting. But you know, you need this medicine in order to get to better. And this is what the calamities of Allah subhanaw taala actually do that mankind needs them. And whether he likes it or not, at the end of the day, it will only make him better at the end of the day, it will only make him better. There was a great scholar by the name of ISIS bin Abdul salam, and he has a book called The benefits of trials and tribulations where he lists 17 you know, blessings of trials and tribulations and I wanted to share of the share with them 10 of you, and this is going to
be a large portion of our discussion, that when we understand the concept of trials and tribulations and why Allah subhanho wa Taala descends them, they become a lot easier to handle. And when we know what we're actually getting out of it, then we may actually get to the state where we appreciate the trials and tribulations and actually welcome them and embrace them. So the first thing he mentioned from the first benefit of trial and tribulation is that you learn the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is to show you that Allah subhanho wa Taala ultimately is in control of all things. Allah subhanho wa Taala is so great that he can control literally an infinite amount of things at
the same time. He is controlling my life, your life, the the lives of the people outside the lives of people in other countries, the lives of the animals, the lives of the insects, the lives of the of the fish in the sea, everything is being controlled by Allah subhanho wa Taala and when you realize this, you realize that your life is in good hands, you realize that your life is in good hands. Now when it comes to understanding Allah subhanho wa Taala particularly with Qatar, there's three important aspects or three point attributes that are are imperative to understand. Number one is the love of Allah subhana wa tada number two is the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala and number
three is the justice of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when you understand that and there's actually a fourth one that I missed and that is the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala that fourth attribute. So let us go through all four of them and understand why they are important. Number one, the love of Allah subhana wa tada the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was one day in the marketplace, where a woman is running from side to side, and she's crying and each time she sees a child, she picks up that child and embraces that child and tears start to come down her eyes. And eventually she finds her child and she picks up her child at that time. And tears start to come down
her eyes once again. Those tears of pain, they're now turned into tears of happiness and joy. At that time the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he asked his companions Do you think that this woman would ever throw her child into the fire? They said kalyana Sula, she would never do so. Then the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam defines the foundation of our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah who will be it ba de minha Hebei wonder that Allah subhanho wa Taala is more compassionate, more merciful, more loving and caring towards his slaves than this mother is towards her child. And it's very important to understand that, that as a
parent, sometimes the parent will reprimand the child not because they hate the child or they have any sort of animosity towards the child, but because they need to teach the child a lesson. And the child may not appreciate it now, but they will appreciate it later on.
So every action that takes place in our life is a manifestation of that love and mercy from Allah subhana wa Tada, which you will later come to see, I will give you a clear example of this panela
we're going to jump like 2000 years in between, but I want you to look at the train of thought. Look at how the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was born. What do I mean by that? The Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam he came from the lineage of He smiled, and he said, who came from hijab? How did hijab come about? Who knows the story of hijab and Ibrahim? Anyone know the story?
Go ahead. What is the story of how God brought him?
Not Found but I tyrant King? Yes. He she was a gift to Sarah. So when Ibrahim alayhis, Salam and Sarah were stopped, and you know, Sarah was given a gift as hedger. And then from hijab came his smile, and then from a smile came Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So it seemed like a great trial at that time for Ibrahim and Sara brought a bow tie john, and from hydro came about his smile. And from the lineage of his smile, came Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. Now this is one long, far fetched example, this example that others have been up to Salaam actually mentioned. And I'm sure we all have, you know, various examples that we can think of Subhanallah you know, so many times I've
spoken to someone that's gotten divorced. And at the time of divorce, they don't realize, you know, the great blessings, that's that that is about to come to them. The partner that they were with wasn't good for them, they get divorced. And then they get married to someone new. And now for the first time in their life, they're actually happy in their married life. And Allah subhanaw taala blesses them with kids, and things have become so amazing for them. But if that person didn't get to divorce to begin with, that happy life wouldn't have come, those children would not have come about. And this is the reality of life, that when trials are there, you don't realize the blessing that is
about to come. you're focused on the present without thinking about the great future that is just around it. And this is why I have no claim Rahim Allah, and this is like I would say, like, if you can understand this message from the halakha, you would have achieved a lot that Allah subhanho wa Taala never closes a door for his slave, except that he opens up two doors of mercy for him. Allah subhanho wa Taala will never take away something from your hands, except that he replaced it with something better. In fact, he gives a beautiful example, that Allah subhana wa tada when he takes something away from you. It's as if he's taking a drop of the ocean away from you, only to replace
it with the ocean itself, only to replace it with the ocean itself. And this is how the greatness of Allah subhanaw taala is that everything that happens as a manifestation of love, mercy and justice from Allah subhanho wa Taala love mercy and justice and wisdom from Allah subhana wa Tada.
Point number two he makes is that it leads the slave to have humility, it leads the slave to have humility. Allah subhanho wa Taala he tells us in the Quran, Allah Vina is asaba Tomasi called in Allah He will in a theologian, then when the slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala are struck by calamity. They say to Allah subhanho wa Taala we belong and to Him, we shall return meaning that the natural reflection is on the property of Allah subhanho wa Taala he will do with me as he pleases, and I am the one that will be questioned by Allah subhanho wa Taala on the Day of Judgment, and I do not have the right to question Allah subhanaw taala I do not have the right to question Allah
subhanho wa Taala and this builds a sense of humility in the individual, knowing that they belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanho wa Taala is free to do with us as he pleases. Number three is that it leads the slave to become sincere when he says Scala will be Doron further Kashi further who in the hope that if Allah subhanaw taala was to ever bring about or allow any harm to be done to his slaves, then no one can remove that term except for Allah subhana wa tada Araki, bulfin full Kedah Allah hamaca seen that when they use to board the ships, that is when they used to turn to Allah subhana wa tada and sincerity because when turbulent water came, they knew that their idols
will not be able to help them. Similarly in our lives and Troubled Water comes, no matter how much we may long for our mother, no matter how much we may longed for any you know, role model that we may have, or any thing that we wish for. The only one that will help us out in our times of calamity is Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this leads to being sincere and if the slave of Allah can retain that sincerity at all times, he would have lived a very meaningful life, because that is what our life is all about, to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and to be sincere to him. Number four, it brings about supplication from Allah subhanho wa Taala that when the slave recognizes that he has no
recourse other than to turn to Allah, this forces him to supplicate and I cannot emphasize this enough from the story of unison. He said that if you look at the story of unison, he said, He's devoured Hole by a whale. Okay, a whale has devoured him hole. He's at the bottom of the ocean, and no one no human being no other creature
I can hear him. What can you know Sally Salaam actually do at that time? Do you think he can like kick in punches way out? Or maybe you like tickle the whale in the well we'll let him out at that time. Or maybe he starts eating the whale on the inside some time Allah, I don't know the words you're gonna eat right? And there's no recourse for him at that time other than to call us panel to either finite field volume it Allah, Allah Allah and Subhana can equal to Minotaur they mean that he called out in the depths of the darkness Oh Allah, there's no one worthy of worship except for you and I've been from those that are pressed to themselves. Now here's the beautiful thing about
calling out to Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah subhanho wa Taala always answers better than we are what we call out for so for example you you call out for you know a car, then let's find out Allah will give you like the best car there is or he'll give you multiple cars or we'll give you an all of your family members cars. Unless I know john never just gives you what you asked for. He always gives you more. And we see this in the story of you in the signer. He said I'm a workaholic and Ajay now who monogame workaholic a non Gen momineen. Thus we save unicyclists from that which was causing him distress. And thus we shall save all of the believers as well. That when we have the
same reaction as you understand a certain internal reflection and calling out to Allah and recognize that relationship, then the Lord that saved you understand, he said, I'm from the bottom of the ocean in the belly of the whale and heard that supplication when no one else could hear it is the same Lord that will help us and answer us as well. And then the individual that you know makes this supplication to Allah subhanho wa Taala is so blessed. If you have the ability to make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah has favored you. There are so many creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala from the human beings that they know who Allah subhana wa Taala is yet due to internal arrogance. Yet due
to internal heedlessness, they are unable to raise their hands to Allah subhanaw taala realizing not realizing how beloved do is to Allah subhanaw taala. So when Allah subhanaw taala sends that calamity to you. What he wants to see from you is for you to raise your hands and pour your heart out and cry your eyes out. Because he loves to hear your supplication he loves to hear your worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if what it takes is a trial then this is the right of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Number five, it causes to attain forgiveness. How does an individual attain forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala. through trials and tribulations he attains forgiveness in two ways.
Number one, is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that the son and daughter of item are not pricked by a thorn, except that Allah subhana wa Taala forgives some of their sins. So the greater the trial in your life, the more or less of handle what's honest forgiving your sense, the more pain you go through the more or less I know what Allah is forgiving you. And it's one of the ceremony he mentioned this though he's not referring to this type of forgiveness. The type of forgiveness he's good he's referring to, is that when evil takes place, it's usually at the hands of someone else, it's usually at the hands of someone else. And when you forgive that individual, then
this causes you to attain the forgiveness of Allah subhana wa tada for the
federal law, that pardon and forgive, do not love that Allah subhanho wa Taala should pardon and forgive you as well. And this is something that is so important to remember that you know, there's a famous Chinese think that the, the one who ended the the individual that sticks out the path to revenge, let him dig two graves, the individual that seeks the path to revenge, let him dig two graves, the grave of his opponent and his own grave as well. And this is why Islam teaches us to pardon and forgive because revenge does not bring about any good whatsoever. In fact, it brings about more evil, because you seek revenge, they will want to seek revenge on you, their family will
want to seek revenge on you, then your family will want to seek revenge on them. And it's a never ending story. And that's the way it continues. But if you want to turn the play,
incur the pleasure of Allah, you want to incur the forgiveness of Allah, you want to incur the respect and honor and dignity from the people then pardon and forgive. And this is what will happen. When you let go of that pain. Then that is when you've earned the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is the greatest thing you will ever attain ever. The individual that a earns the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala no amount of money, no amount of wealth, no amount of anything in this dunya will be equal to it. What is the one Allah He akubra that the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala is greater.
Number six, an individual earns the love and reward from Allah subhana wa tada he earns love and reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhana wa tada in many places in the Quran, he tells us in the Lucha na Sabine, that Allah subhanho wa Taala is with the patient. Now patience is something that is very important in times of decree and I want to explain why Allah subhanho wa Taala he tells us in SoTL dakara was dinuba sobre la sala when they had
Kabira turned into an infection that seek help, through patience and through prayer. Indeed, it is something that is very burdensome, except for those people that have for sure in their Salah. Now, why is patience so significant? Patience can be a voluntary reaction, or it can be something that is involuntary, when it is a voluntary reaction. This is when you earn reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala. When it is involuntary and it is forced upon you, then you actually lose out in this situation. So to give you an example, an individual he gets into an accident, is there anything that an individual can do to go back into time and stop that accident? No, there isn't. There's nothing
that they can do. At that time. They can either accept what is happened and they can be patient and not question the decree of Allah and tried to stay within Heyerdahl boundaries, or they can lose their composure. And they can do a whole bunch of hard on things in between to make that pain go away. But at the end of the day, will it change? What happened? And the answer is no. Will they feel better about what happened? And the answer is no. But the individual that shows patients and shows restraint, he will always come out feeling better, you will always feel good about yourself. You know someone's trying to start a fight with you. They start trying to you know pick a ball with you.
At that time when they're able to control yourself. It's like in your mind she thoughts coming and telling you you can love this person you can take them out it's no big deal. You know, why don't you just fight them. But then after some period and you reflect upon what happened, you're so happy that you restrained and controlled yourself. Right. And that is the effect of patients just internally feeling good after you've been patient. Now on top of that is reward from Allah subhana wa Tada. There are two deeds that are mentioned in the Quran and the Sunnah, that have technically an unlimited amount of reward, that there's no specific reward mentioned for them. One of them is
fasting. And the other one is patients that Allah subhanho wa Taala will reward the patient, individual desire he has served in the meiofauna soberano. Jerome decided that the patient people will be given their reward without any calculations panela so the more patients an individual shows and in times of difficulty, the greater his reward is with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Number seven, is that it causes the slave to be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala Why does the slave of Allah Subhana once either become grateful amagno katapola The Allahu anhu Isaiah reported from him, he used to say that the Sahaba the Allah one home are grateful for three things during times of
calamity. Now I want you to pay attention to this wording, not patient during times of calamity, but grateful during times of calamity. What were they grateful for? Number one, that this trial was not in their faith mean that this trial was not in their Deen it was something from this dunya they lost some money someone may have passed away. They may have gotten divorced. They didn't get the job opportunity that they wanted. Whatever happened it is from this dunya right. But it was not in their Deen and they used to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for this. And this is actually from the demise of the Messenger of Allah subhana wa Tada. We're used to say Allah from Alaska and mercy, but an
Effie de Nina, when that touches the dunya Kabbalah hamina that Oh Allah do not cause our calamities to be in our faith, nor make our biggest concern this dunya right. So when an individual is not being tested in his space, he still has his Eman. He still has that relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala, then this is something he should be thankful for. Number two, that the calamity was not as great as it could have been. An individual loses a bodily limb, he's still alive and hamdulillah he loses $100 and hamdulillah. It wasn't 1000 right? Things can always be much, much worse. Number three, that Allah subhanho wa Taala allowed them to be patient and keep their composure. And this is
such a huge blessing from Allah. I know it's honor, because how many times have we seen like a practicing Muslim?
And he you know, he gets angry at something. He becomes very obscene, very vulgar, he starts breaking things starts punching things, and you lose respect for that individual Spanner. You're like how can an individual like this be like this right? But the fact that Allah allowed you to keep your composure and protect your dignity, and this is something to be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for I would add to this, a fourth thing, the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you life. If Allah subhanho wa Taala truly wanted evil for his slaves, then what would have happened is we would have committed a sin and Allah subhana wa tada would have destroyed us at that time,
without an opportunity to repent without an opportunity to change our ways without an opportunity to seek forgiveness. But the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us life, even after we sing even after we go through a trial. This is an opportunity for us to remain there are ways to reconnect with Allah subhanho wa Taala and that's another thing to be grateful for, to Allah subhanho wa Taala
you show mercy towards those that are struggling. Then when an individual goes through trial himself, he recognizes the mercy he needs to show to other individuals. When and when an individual does not go through any trials, then his dealings with other people are going to lack mercy, they're going to lack you know, compassion and empathy. But when you go through trials yourself, you realize the importance of showing that compassion and that mercy to the creation of Allah subhana wa tada that you never know the trials people are going through. And this is why Subhanallah you will notice that certain people, they'll overreact for no reason. They're like, you know, why are you looking at
me like this? Oh, you know, why did you say that to me, and you're like, I didn't say anything at all. You know, they'll overreact. Most of the times in that situation. It's because something else is going on in their lives. And this is just the straw that broke the camel's back. This is just the straw that broke the camel's back. So when you go through trials yourself, Joseph calaca. When you go through trials yourself, it allows you to be more compassionate and merciful towards those people that are going through trials and tribulation. Now what is the Compare mercy and compassion bring about
the mercy and compassion brings about more mercy and compassion from Allah subhana wa tada aha moment for dunya yahama command for summer, have mercy upon the people of the earth. And Allah subhanho wa Taala from above the heavens will have mercy upon you.
Number nine, is that you become grateful for the blessing you become appreciative of the breath blessing and you recognize the blessing and this vinalert how he blesses mankind. We only truly appreciate the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala once they are taken away, Allah subhana wa Tada, you know, said this amazing individual in your life, you didn't treat them properly, and then they ended up leaving your life and you will only appreciate their greatness once they're gone Subhan Allah and so many other blessings as well. You know, for me personally, right now, it's my phone. I used to have an SDR galaxy s3, your like galaxy s3, what's the big deal about it? But all of my
contacts were in it all my messages went into all my pictures when everything was in it. And then the day of Nokia course so this is like a funny story. We're looking for someone to doodle here. And we found chef is in Edmonton. And she has and she sent me a text message which says phone number. And as soon as I got that text message literally without exaggeration, I would say not even two or three minutes went by and my phone literally explodes panela it just combusted. Now to add to that and I've chatted before this story, I get Shanghai sent to send the phone number to another one of our trustees of shakey Sir, what happens to his phone? The next day, his phone dies as well. So
Pamela, shows you that you know, Mashallah, maybe Shakira is really good at dealing with the jinn and they don't want us to have his phone number. But the point being over here, I had to replace my Galaxy s3, with an iPhone now, and I'm crying, I'm miserable, you know, and it's not the same, you know, for all the people that love iPhone, and you've been diluted, you know, you need to be guided to Allah, you know, open our eyes to the truth.
And that's the way I feel about my phone. And obviously, that's something very, very pretty, that's something very, very pretty, but you only realize the blessing of something, once it's gone. That is the reality of the situation. So it makes you become more appreciative of the blessings that you have. Now, particularly for this, there's something that the prophet SAW them, he specified near my tiny mokopuna fee Hema Cathedral meanness, a Sahaja, one fell off that two blessings that all have meant that most of mankind is heedless of his free time and good health, that we will not truly appreciate these things until our health is tested, or we have no free time. And then we will wish
that we had these things back in our lives. And the 10.
The last thing, the 10th and last thing is the amazing outcome of the results, the amazing outcome of the results. And there's something I alluded to before, but the trial and tribulation with itself is a means and a process that Allah subhana wa tada he sends this trial and tribulation as a means and a process for you attaining more good in your life, right? Unless I know what's out and needs to empty out your hands to put more good more good in it to put something better in it. And this is like an amazing reflection from the story of um salamati Allahu Allah. And Subhanallah you know, the more I hear this story, the more I reflect on this story, the more I'm amazed at her confidence and
her trust in Allah subhana wa tada where her husband passes away, and then she makes Diwan to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah God Fimo CBT well colloquially, Cairo Minho that Oh, what was that? Oh Allah, you know, reward me for this calamity that I've gone through my husband passing away and grants me better than what I have lost grant to be better than what I have lost. So you have someone like Omid macabre doula who I know that comes in proposes and she's like, Nope, not good enough.
I have my sights on something greater. Someone like Abu Bakar rhodiola who comes and proposes. Nope, I have my sights on something greater. It was none other than the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that proposed and she got married to. And this is such an amazing reflection. Pamela, if she didn't go through that trial of her husband danke she never would have become from the Omaha twin. What meaning? Can you think about that's how Allah subhanho wa Taala plans things how Allah subhanaw taala brings about this great amount of cried through a tribulation that most people would think what a great disaster in someone's life Your husband passed away, you know what,
become a hermit move to the mountains give up on life. Right? But here's panelo through her trust and confidence in Allah subhanho wa Taala she makes dua and look at how Allah answers it. She gets married to the best of creation. How amazing is that? Subhana Allah. So the outcome of this tribulation needs to be focused on don't focus on what happened. Focus on what Allah subhana wa tada is preparing for you in terms of greatness. What is Allah subhana wa tada going to fill your hands away when he took that thing away? What is going to what is it going to be filled with? And these are just some of the 10 you know that he mentions? He mentioned 17 altogether, you can go to the
text itself, you can actually download it for free online. So Mr. Sheffield Rahim, Allah He says, with enough sending the hacker Mercado that you know, cure yourself when the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala descends. And you know, that was a reflection on that what I touched on the high density Layali family why this dunya? Because Oh, and don't despair over the events of the past for none of the events of the dunya wherever meant to remain. So she thought has a very powerful trick, when it comes to mankind is that he always makes us think about the past. We will think about what if I did such and such differently, right? We'll always think about what if I could go back into
time and fix that situation. And this is what we call grief. So mankind is constantly in grief over the past. But you will realize that grieving over the past, it has no tangible benefit. Yes, you can cleanse yourself internally by crying it sure it will lead you to getting closer to Allah and making the law. But in terms of your reality, it's not going to change anything. So don't focus so much on the past, but focus more on the future and what can you can do to improve the situation. When an individual gets focused on the past. They don't think about what needs to be done. But when an individual focus on the future, they can start thinking about the steps that they can take to get to
that future. Right. And I want to share a beautiful daughter with you. Annette signal manakala the Allahu anhu he says I learned the following blog from the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, due to how frequently he used to make it mean that it was constantly and regularly on the tongue of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah in the becoming an HMI when hasn't when adze Well, castle Well, bocalee will job on wadada identity we're gonna have a theory jug. So he says, all a lie seek refuge in You from grieving over the past, and being over worried about the future, from being in the capable and from being lazy, from being stingy and from being a coward. And from
being overpowered by debt, and from being overpowered by man. Now if you look at these eight things that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is seeking refuge from, and inshallah I have a copy of the DA here with me that I can give out later on. So you don't if you didn't get it you I'll give it to you at the end of the halaqa. If you look at these eight things that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is seeking refuge in Allah subhanaw taala from what is the reoccurring theme in all of these eight things. These are the eight things that prevent mankind from taking action in their lives, that you get so busy focusing on the on the window, worrying about the past, and being
concerned about the future. You don't take action in your life, you either become lazy, or you become incapable that you don't have the capability of it, or an individual becomes so stingy or he becomes a coward that he doesn't take action. And in the last case scenario, he's becoming overpowered by people or overpowered by debt, right? These are all things that make mankind incapable and prevent him from taking action. And this is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam sought refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from that he didn't want to be an individual that couldn't take action in his life. So if something is wrong in your life, something has happened. You
need to take the action to fix it. And you need to take the appropriate action. You know, particularly when it comes to trial and calamity people you know react in all sorts of ways. Some people they'll go and have you know, a tub of Ben and Jerry's ice cream that might make you feel better and other individual he's like you know what, let me go drink alcohol and other individuals like you know what, let me go you know, roam around the world. Now all of these things. What do they actually change in reality, nothing has changed. You will feel temporary comfort but the point
Problem is still there. So you need to focus on what the root of the problem is, and start taking action towards fixing it. That is the most important thing that you will do when it comes to that moment of calamity. Now, this doesn't mean, you know that we don't have time to mourn as a Muslim, yes, you're allowed to mourn for three days. And for a woman whose husband passes away, she has four months and 10 days, but for three days, that's your mourning period. After that, get back to life, get back to the routine that you're in. Don't let yourself you know, get into a whirlpool. Because once you get into that Whirlpool, it becomes more difficult to get out. Your thoughts will get the
best of you, you will isolate yourself and it will lead you to be doing Haram. After you've cut yourself off from the community. You need to start getting back into the habit of action. Family why this dunya bahco.
Now, over here, what he's saying is that none of the events of this world will remain meaning that any calamity any tribulation, that happens in this life, it is not any eternal calamity and tribulation, as opposed to what what is the eternal calamity and tribulation,
the Hellfire, right, that is the eternal calamity and tribulation. So it's as if he's saying over here that look, what that trial you're facing right now is just something very, very small compared to the eternal tribulation, which is the tribulation of the hellfire. So rather than spending all of your time focusing on protecting yourself or getting over this small tribulation, if you were to focus on protecting yourself from the Hellfire, then this will help your problem. How does the soul the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he gives us some amazing advice. He says whoever makes his akhira his primary concern. Allah subhanho wa Taala will rectify his dunya and his Acura and whoever makes his
dunya his primary concern, then he will lose both his dunya and his Acura. So at that time when you're going through calamity, focus on your reaction is a Talon what you're doing is it bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala is what you're doing going to protect you from the hellfire. That is what the focus should be, at that time. wahconah Rajan Allahu Allah Jalla wa Shima Touka sama had to go and be an individual who is firm upon his affairs. And what this means is there is this concept of, of Isom, and being, you know, strong willed. And this is what it would it means that when an individual has the strong will, and what is the origin of the strong will, the origin of the
strong will is that we are all on a journey, from the day that we die to the day, from the day that we were born to the day that we die, we're on the journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right, the final destination is that standing in front in front of Allah subhanaw taala and everything that comes into this dunya is a distraction, it is an obstacle that you have to maneuver your way around, to stay focused on that path to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So what he's saying is that from time to time, throw stones will be thrown at you, but you can't, you know, spend a lot of time focusing on who threw that stone. Why did that throne? Why did that stone hit me? How much am I affected by it,
what you need to do is develop that thick skin and continue on your journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala because that is your ultimate purpose. That is your ultimate goal. And when you focus on that destination, then eventually the time will come where you won't even feel the stones well you won't even feel the pebbles anymore, because you're just so focused on your journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala and then the greater realization is that the journey of the stones is something that Allah subhana wa tada prepared and planned for you. So that before you reach Allah subhanho wa Taala you would have earned his pleasure, you would have earned his happiness, you would have earned his
forgiveness, rather than living a life of ease and comfort, without pain without difficulty, so that you have to be purified and cleansed in the hereafter. And this is what people don't realize that these tribulations and these calamities, they're a means of purification. And the slave of Allah will go through many phases of purification, in this dunya through trials and tribulations in the grave, through the squeezing and in the grave through the punishment of the grave, on the Day of Judgment through the anxiety and the tests that he will go through and perhaps even in the Hellfire before Allah subhanho wa Taala brings him to paradise. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala he wants to
purify the slaves, right? He wants the slaves to be clean and to be worthy of Jenna. And that's happening in this dunya through these trials and tribulations. Allah subhanho wa Taala is making a spear so that before we meet Allah subhanaw taala, we would have been cleansed of our sins, we would have earned his forgiveness, and we would have earned his pleasure. Well, she might took a summer how to well wafaa Oh, and you're an individual whose character is pardoning and one of loyalty. forgiving someone when they have wronged you is very, very difficult. I mean, you've all experienced it yourself. you've all had real fights with your siblings, fights with your friends, fights with
coworkers, you've always we've always had, we've all had these disagree.
It's, and you'll notice that when we go through that ordeal, we don't want to forgive, we don't want to pardon. We want to hold on. I want us to reflect on why do we want to hold on at that time? And what does it actually do?
In terms of holding on to that pain, who actually, you know, suffers from that pain is the individual that holds the grudge. It's not the other individual. So for example, if muneeb and I over here, I have a problem with him. And I hold a grudge inside of myself. And I don't tell him about it. I don't discuss it with him. Every time I see money, but I'm becoming angry. Right? And we'll just continue, you know, on living his happy life, you know, he couldn't be happier, right? It doesn't make a difference to him if I'm angry or not, he doesn't know about it. So that's the first thing you realize that when you hold on to grudges, and you don't forgive, the only person you're
punishing is yourself. No one else is being punished. no one else's, is nothing is happening to anyone else. It is only you. So let yourself be at ease by learning to forgive. Now people in all people often confuse that you know what, this person wronged me? And I forgave them? Does that mean we have to become buddy, buddy again? And the answer to that is no. As long as you fulfill your Islamic obligations, you give them salaams you fulfill their brotherly and sisterly rights, then you're fulfilling your obligation. And let's time you know, rebuild that friendship, rebuild that trust, rebuild that relationship. But don't fall into anything, haram don't fall into anything Hold
on, because that is where the greater picture is. When you can protect yourself from how long then then hamdulillah you've reacted appropriately. And that's what the essence of patience is. Patience is to protect yourself from doing harm, when the calamity of Allah subhanho wa Taala strikes. So when you learn to be easygoing, when you learn to be pardoning with the people, then this is the first sign that you've actually been patient in your trial. But if you're unable to forgive and unable to let go, then there's a greater, there's a greater internal conflict that needs to be resolved, you're holding on to something that you shouldn't be holding on to, and you need to let go
of it. Because what you need to hold on to that that time is your relationship with Allah subhana wa, to either one without or without over here is referring to a loyalty and you know, at the end of the day, your loyalty is to Allah subhana wa Tada. And what that dictates is that all of the people in this room all the people that say Shinola Hello, shodhana mahalo sobre la, you have an allegiance towards them. And that allegiance is that no matter how much you may dislike them internally, for some of the characteristics that they possess, you still would never want to evil for them, you still would never want evil for them.
And what that means is telling people things like, I'll see you on the Day of Judgment, and Allah will decide between us, right? We've all heard this, you know, particularly like Ramadan, time, fights break out, something always goes wrong, and you threaten, I'll see you on the Day of Judgment. And at that time, you're thinking to yourself, I'm going to hold this person accountable, and I'm going to send him to the hellfire. That's what you're thinking about. And you think as if Allah subhana wa Taala gave you that control and gave you that authority? What if we are the ones that are held accountable for the mistake? What if we are the ones that are thrown into the Hellfire
Subhan Allah, right, we don't think about it at that time. But the point of loyalty being over here is that if you were to hate someone, hate someone within the boundaries of the Sharia, right, and if you were to love someone, love someone within the boundaries of this *tier. And that's what that concept of loyalty is that no matter what that problem is, at the end of the day, you never wish evil and harm for someone, but rather you want to wish good for them and need to work towards that winner has known You're doing well.
And there is no sadness or happiness that is continuous, just as there's just as there is no comfort or pain. And this is a reflection on human emotion. You'll notice the reason why we appreciate our happiness is because we know what sadness feels like. And the fact that we have had happiness is an indicator that we will feel sadness once again, because human life it's like a curve right? Sometimes you will be happy sometimes you will be sad, and you will only appreciate both of them once you felt to the other. And the mama Shafi Rahim Allah, what he's saying over here is that when you're happy, don't get so comfortable, that you think that you'll never feel sad again. And when
you're sad, don't despair to the degree that you think that you're constantly going to be miserable, and you're constantly going to be sad, but rather that is not the case for in a city or salon in a city or Silla, then indeed with hardship comes ease, hardship comes ease. In my Monica, Angola, he had a very interesting reflection on these verses. He says, the user over here is nucky Allah that Allah subhanaw taala did not define what that is, is meaning that when Allah subhana wa tada sends ease after defined hearts
It will be multiple easy's not just two aces, it will be multiple aces, whereas the hardship or sir is modified has an even number, meaning that it is defined. So an individual face a definite defined hardship, only to receive an unlimited amount of comfort or a comfort that is not defined mean that it will be great, much, much greater than the hardship that they face. And this is why as human beings, we should never get too comfortable with the states that we are in. If an individual is in a state of happiness, then don't think that you know what my the rest of my life is going to be like this. But rather focus on being grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for that happiness. And
likewise, when an individual aside, don't let an individual become so sad that they, you know, start to go into form of depression, where they will not be able to get out of, but rather realize that once you've hit the valley, the only place you have left is to go up. Once you've hit the bottom of the you know, the pain, you've hit your threshold, the only place to go after that is to go up. Another point I mentioned indirectly related to this is the size of the trial. You know, a lot of the times when we feel the burden of our trials, we think that the burden is so great that it cannot be born, that Allah subhanho wa Taala he tells us that you can live for long enough and that was
Allah subhanho wa Taala does not burden the soul more than it can bear. But when we feel like we can't bear it, that is when we need to realize that the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala is just around the corner, work through it struggle through it, and the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala is very, very near
either my container Colombian cannula in the far into my liquid dunya. So if you're a person that is satisfied with what they have, then you and the owner of all positions are equal. See mama Sheffield Rahim Allah is throwing out a hypothetical over here. And then hypothetical is what would it feel like to own everything? meaning not that you Allah subhanaw taala that's not what he's referring to. He's talking about you as a creation, we feel that if we were to own everything in this dunya we would actually become happy, right? If I got the car that I wanted, if I got the job that I wanted, if I want, if I got the spouse that I want, if I got the children that I wanted, if I got the
education that I wanted, if I got the job that I wanted, if I got the vacation that I wanted, if I go into all of it, would I actually be happy at that time? She thought it makes us think that the answer is yes. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he tells us that the son of Adam, if he's given a value of gold, he will ask for another. If he's given a second, the third value second value of gold, he will ask for a third value of God and nothing will fill nothing will
satisfy that desire. Other than dirt, right in the top, what did the messenger bots so the mean by that?
Exactly death that the only time you know when your desires will stop is when you die. That as part of being a human being is that you always want to cover it, you're always going to desire. But what you need to realize, if you want to be happy in life, then there's two things that you need to do. Two things that you need to do. Number one, is cut down on your desires don't fulfill all of your desires. On one of them macabre de Allahu anhu, he once saw a man eating meat on the corner of a street. And he told him if you're so hasty in fulfilling your desires now, then what do you expect to achieve from Allah subhanho wa Taala in the hereafter? What do you expect to achieve from Allah
subhanho wa Taala in the hereafter. And what this means is, the more you satisfy your desire, then the more your enough's wants more, the more your enough's will want. But when you find your desire, then you'll notice that you'll actually be able to be content, you'll actually be able to be happy with what you have. But if you're constantly giving into temptation, you'll never be happy, you will never attain happiness, nor will you attain all of the possessions. A second thing and this is a reflection from the Dr. istikhara. Remember last week, we talked to Dr. istikhara, where she has said, The dualistic it ends off with and Oh Allah, out of the Navy, that Oh Allah make me content
with it. And this is the secret to happiness right there. That being content with what you have. So controlling your desire, and learning to be content with what you have, that when you can be happy with what you have and realize you have what you have because Allah wants you to have it and this is best for you right now. And when somebody is better for you, Allah will give it to you at that time, when you can learn to be content with what you have, you would have found happiness in your life. And this is what he mama Shafi is saying that if you can have a heart that will be easily content easily satisfied, then at that time you are the owner of opposition's will be equal because you will
have everything that you desire. And that individual had everything that they desire. And this is why you see some of the stuff. They were so strict on themselves. Even the professor saw them was very strict on himself in terms of giving in to the temptation
of this world, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam could have bought, you know, a proper bed, yet he chose to sleep on a straw mattress, the publisher seldom could have had a bigger house yet he chose to live in a small confined space, not because he couldn't afford it, not because he didn't desire it, but he knew that the more he constrained his knifes the more happiness he would feel in this life, and the more dependent and more connected he would feel with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is why it is important not to give in to each and every, you know, temptation and desire, whether it be buying a new technological device, whether it be you know, eating something in that
moment, will be fulfilling another desire instantaneously. Let your nerves feel some patients, let your nerves feel some hardship, right don't constantly give in. And you'll notice another thing that when you constantly give in, you actually don't even feel pleasure in things anymore. An individual that's constantly eating the best foods when he's when he goes to his wife's cooking after his like, this one is terrible, you know, I can't eat your cooking anymore. Another individual that's, you know, accustomed to sleeping on the hotel bed. Then when he comes home and he sleeps on his own bed. He's like, This bed is so terrible, you know, he's not appreciative of it, because our pleasure it
goes away. But the more you strain yourself, and then from time to time you give into that desire, the more you will appreciate that blessing of Allah, the more you will, you know, feel that I experienced that, that pleasure.
Now it goes on to the conclusion and I know we've been going on for a while. Woman nessa that Bissau hottie Hillman if Allah Allah dontaku he was somehow and upon he was open Valley death descends upon then there is no earth or sky to protect him from it.
So what enamel Sheffield Rahim Allah is saying over here is that the greatest calamity the slave of Allah is going to face his death, and there's no escaping from it. So rather than worrying about calamities, that you know are trivial, focus on the greater calamity which is death. Now why is death the greater calamity Who can tell me? Why is death the greatest calamity?
Go ahead, take.
Exactly, exactly it takes away the opportunity to make things different, to do more good deeds to repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is why it is the greatest calamity. And this is what he mama Shafi is saying over here, that once death comes then realize that there's no going back as long as you are alive. There's always time to fix your ways, fixed relationships, repent to Allah do good deeds, and make things better. So as long as death has income to you, then you're in a good place. A second reflection on death over here is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually encouraged us to remember death frequently. Right? He says, What Guru has him a lot, but
that, you know, remember the destroyer of pleasures, that when an individual remembers death, all of the problems become trivial. All of the trials that we go through become so small, all the arguments that we've had, they become so insignificant, and you'll notice that people will reconnect at times of death, when someone passes away in the family. They have this internal need, you know what, let me make amends with the family members that I'm not in touch with. Right? That is what death does, it puts things into perspective. And that is the perspective that we need, that eventually when you die, you're going to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala. So rectify your affairs from now. And there's
nothing that's going to protect you from death. For now out of dawn Taka, he want us to know that there's nothing in this dunya nor you know, in the skies that can protect you from death, everything will die besides Allah subhanho wa Taala and that ultimate standing in front of him will take place, while the law he was on wall arcane, international kodokan photo.
And he says the oath of Allah subhanho wa Taala is very vast, but when the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala descends and you're not prepared for it, then internally, you will feel as if your chest is very constraint, you'll feel that you know what, this doesn't feel right. There's something wrong over here. And he mentions this for a particular reason. That feeling pain is not a bad thing, right? People think you know what, pain is terrible. I need to run away from it. But remember Shafi Rahim Allah, he's saying over here, when you feel your chest congested, when you feel like your space is getting very, very small, when you feel that you know there's nothing that you can do at
this given time, then that's actually a good sign for you. Because that means now is an ideal opportunity to reconnect with Allah subhanho wa Taala now is an ideal opportunity to seek help from Allah subhana wa Tada. Now is an ideal opportunity to fix everything that you did wrong. When an individual feels that pain, that is what it It forces him to do. And this is a reflection, that in times of prosperity, only the Grateful will remember Allah subhanho wa Taala. But in times of adversity, then all of the slaves will remember Allah. In times of adversity, we will all remember Allah, because that is when we truly realize how weak and feeble we are.
And how strong and self sufficient Allah subhanho wa Taala is and this is what he mentions over here, that when your chest becomes congested and your world becomes a smaller place, then that is when you need to turn back to Allah subhana wa tada and reflect upon the blessings and trials of the blessings of trials and tribulations and reflect upon your own relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, let me give you a concluding remark from this halaqa
and that is, the ultimate goal for every individual in this life should be to get the agenda for some people, Allah subhanho wa Taala will make genda easy for them. Meaning that Allah will make the doing of good deeds extremely easy. They will love their Salah so much that they will not miss it. They will love the cat so much that they never hesitate to give their love fasting so much that even outside of Ramadan, they're constantly fasting. And these are select groups of people that have pure hearts, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has made gentle, easy for. For the vast majority of people, they need to go through a much longer process. Not only do they need to struggle with their good
deeds, but they also need to go through a purification process, whether it's through the grave, whether it's through the test of the Day of Judgment, whether it's to the Hellfire, and in this dunya through trials and tribulations. And this is why it's important to keep in mind that the individual that is patient, Allah subhanho wa Taala is preparing him for Jenna. Now the beautiful thing about Jenna is that you can have in it every single thing that you desire, and I'll share something really funny with you. And this past two weeks, I've been asked twice by two different people. If my cat was to die. Well, I have my cat and Jenna.
And at that time, I feel like being so insensitive. I feel like who cares about your cat is a cat at the end of the day, right? Allah is going to give you so much more than Jenna, why do you care about your cat? But obviously being in the position that I'm in? You know, you need to control yourself. Sometimes you need to be sensitive towards people's feelings. And I always tell them, this one verse long Maya Chateau Nafisa wala Dana muzzin, they're in Paradise, you will have each and every single thing that you desire.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala will still have more to give you. And that's so difficult to understand that in this life, you know, you fight your desires and you refrain, fulfilling your desires, and in the Hereafter, you can desire and desire and desire and cover it and cover it and cover it. And Allah subhanaw taala still has more to give you. I mean, what does that what does that mean? You know what, what does that mean? That he has more to give you. And it's just like he's leaving you in suspense, that way till you get to agenda so I can show you what I have in store for you. And this is you know, in moments of calamity and moments of difficulty. This is the first thing you need to
bring to your mind bring to the forefront, that this calamity in Sharla is one of my pathways to agenda and I need to think about what is that thing that Allah subhanaw taala has prepared for me. Now the vast majority of us are only said that this extra that Allah subhanaw taala has is to see the beautiful face of Allah subhanho wa Taala right, that is what this great blessing is. But until you truly know who Allah subhana wa tada is until you love Allah subhanho wa Taala until you recognize the blessings of Jana, seeing the face of Allah subhanaw taala is not going to mean much to you, right? It's like what is seeing the face of Allah subhanho wa Taala actually mean.
But then when you realize that everything in this dunya is from Allah, everything from the Allah will be from Allah. Allah created you, Allah loves you, he provided for you. He allowed you to breathe, allow your eyes to see allowed your blood to circulate, he allowed your lungs to exhale, all these things were from Allah not from anyone else. And when you develop this love for Allah subhanho wa Taala and you long for his meeting, you longed to see his beautiful face and you longed for his paradise, then an individual will be able to deal with all of his trials, she thought will get you to focus on the difficulty that you're in right now. And Allah is telling you to focus on
the great eternal promise that he has given you that if you were to be patient in life, then he has guaranteed you paradise, a life in which you will have everything that you desire, from chocolate reverse to something better than your dead cat to a spouse that you're actually happy with and doesn't fight with you to you know good food to whatever it is that you want to you know for a young kid and maybe a unicorn to another individual be a plane to another individual. It'll be a particular car, all of that Allah subhanho wa Taala will give you and you will have that if you are patient. I pray that Allah subhanaw taala forgives us for our shortcomings. And then let's find one
that makes those that are patient and makes those that are granted Oh for those of Allah and get to see his beautiful face in the hereafter. Allahumma amin was sallallahu wasallam about it and then the Vienna Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam. inshallah, if you guys have any questions, I can answer your questions.
Two questions. The first one is if you can elaborate on the first section of vagary, Polonius and in nosara. Right, I've heard that
you're usually in a time of hardship. You overburden yourself with things that don't.
So that's when you feel that you're unable to cope. Right. Does it mean can you elaborate on it? And that is that is not a good understanding that I am burdening myself with something that is not required of me. Right. And this is not from a lot is from me, right? Because I'm doing it to myself. Right. And the other question is about crying or right during the Salah.
If you were to cry other from other than for sure, right, be considered
another fire vehicle show.
Okay, fantastic. Good questions, guys can ask everyone to quiet down, please. So his first question was, in the verse law, you can live for long enough son in law, sir, that Allah subhanho wa Taala does not burden the soul more than it can bear this burden? Is it actually from Allah subhanho? wa Taala? Or is it a result of our own doings? And sometimes do we do things to create an extra burden upon ourselves? And the answer to that is yes, that this burden is a result of our own doings, that any evil that we see in our own lives is a result of the sins that we have committed. Right. And in terms of this burden, we do burden ourselves with extra burden when we don't focus on the Acura and
we get stuck in this dunya. So in this moment of trial, he focuses on what he's lost, rather than focusing on what he has to gain from Allah subhanho wa Taala. He's creating an extra burden on himself for for no reason, and the kids not going to benefit him at all. So I hope that answered the first question. His second question was, what if an individual cries in his Salah for a reason other than her? Sure, for no reason other than her? Sure. So let me firstly talk about crying. You know, a lot of people may have this miska misconception that crying is a form of impatience. Crying is a form of impatience. Never a person was to cry in his moment of trial, then it's as if he's being
impatient. And this is not true at all. In fact, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he cried himself, right? He said in the letter, that indeed the I will cry, we will shed tears, but the tongue we should only say that which is pleasing to Allah subhana wa Tada. So as a Muslim, there's nothing wrong with crying if you're feeling pain. In fact, that's how the soul cleanses itself. And internally, you feel better about yourself when you cry. And that's why you'll notice that every time someone is crying, never tried to have a discussion with them. Right, one of the biggest mistakes men will make when their wives are crying, they're like, let's discuss this now we
have to fix this now. Let it go, let her finish crying, she will naturally feel better about herself, and you'll actually resolve the issue after so crying actually makes the soul feel good. So in terms of what if you cry inside of your Salah for other than that reason, then there's no harm in that this is just your soul expressing itself. And sometimes there's certain verses, they'll just trigger it right? You know, particularly when a person is in a time of difficulty when they hear in an ilo sircilla you know, something like that you can trigger something and you know, person will start crying, and he should use that opportunity to make more do I try to be more sincere and
supplicating to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sorry, I just want to add like
you're you're hearing this reminds you of forgotten cat, not in the dead cat. Honestly, this cat has nine lives, man, this
Football, for example. That's what I mean. Extreme grief leads to
No, I mean, even that the fact that you're praying this what Allah commanded is to be patient and seek and go to prayer in times of calamity. So if your cat has died, and you're praying Alhamdulillah that's what caused you to pray. But I want to over emphasize here that, you know, people develop unhealthy relationships with their pets. And I'm not saying I know, I don't know if this is your situation or not. But when you are like, you know, mourning for four months, in 10 days over your cat, there's something that is wrong, right? You love the cat, you take care of the cat, you feed the cat, your cat is a good friend for you. But at the end of the day, it's not a human
being. It's not, you know,
actually, I don't want to go further than this because someone's gonna have a cat and we're gonna have a problem after that.
I understand the point. It is from the things of this dunya but not to the degree that a lot of people make it out to be well, Ah, no. Any other questions?
Your personal side by doing what he has in you and the owner market. Yes.
How they're connected. So the hypothetical scenario he's giving is that imagine you owned everything in the world, everything that exists. We have this conservative misconception that if we were to own everything, we would actually be happy, right? Because we think happiness is found in possessions. Happiness isn't is found in having and everything that we want. And what he's saying over here is that happiness is not found in that happiness is found in being content with what you actually have. This is not about to desiring what you don't have, but it's about being happy with what you actually do have. Does that make sense?
The satisfied and happy?
No, no, that's what I'm saying. It's not talking about Allah subhanho wa Taala. Over here, Malika. Dunya is not referring to Allah. It's mainly an individual that possesses everything that he desires. That's what's referring to make sense now. Fantastic. I'll take one last question, then we'll call it a night and shall go ahead
to people going
to be from our own room, probably from the other people that come down with maybe jealousy for the video. Yes.
Also without any
assistance, so when you go to withdraw library comes
to you just like you started looking for. I mean, like, where did it come from? We just accepted to go to myself, which is
fantastic. And this is what I was trying to say that we should never focus on the source of the calamity, in the sense that, you know, is this a calamity? Is this a punishment from Allah? Is this the evil eye? You know, what is this right? Don't focus so much on that, but focus on what you need to do thereafter. And the steps thereafter are very, very important. Starting off with seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala, to making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala to hoping that Allah subhana wa Taala will replace it with something better. So don't focus on what happened in the past and why it happened. But focus on what do I need to do in the future to make it better? Now,
this doesn't mean we don't learn from our mistakes. So if a mistake was made, yes, we should learn from it. But we shouldn't over you know, exaggerate
reflection on it. spend a little time a bit at a time, learn from it, then focus on seeking forgiveness, making dua and being hopeful in the last panel to Allah. Allahu taala. Adam, who will conclude with that subclinical oho Subhana Allah will be a shadow lie in the highlands esta Federica what's up like, have a fantastic weekend guys are Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh