Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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Allah begins by saying what shall he do for Allah He has a jihadi struggle. Jihad means struggle. Struggle with no goal before you accept Allah. Be clear that every struggle you're making Allah is in your vision and do that in the way that Allah deserves. I'm being very rough and easy with the translation for the purposes of Koba struggle for the sake of Allah the way he deserves it. Try to do things for Allah the way he deserves it. Now, the issue is that that's practically impossible.
None of us Praise to Allah the way he deserves it. None of us thinks Allah the way he deserves it. None of us obeys Allah the way he deserves it. None of us remembers Allah the way he deserves it. That's impossible. No matter how much you do, you and I can never actually fulfill how much Allah actually deserves. What a spa Are they coming Amma Hova here Ratan Baba Athena? Allah says he unleashed his favours on you the ones you can see. And the ones you can even see the ones that are obvious and the ones that are hidden away. How can I even thank Allah for things I can't even acknowledge? I don't even know they're hidden from me and they're being done to me. favorites that
are happening inside of my body right now that are happening from Allah I have not even aware of them. And yet, Allah knows that he's doing them I can't. One of the most famous favorite slave of slaves of Allah one of the most grateful human beings of Allah. Allah describes Ibraheem Alehissalaam sang Shakira Lee, not only he, he was grateful to Allah as favors, but the word anonymous for those of you who know a little bit of surface consider Gemma Oh Killa, which means he was grateful for only a few favors of Allah. It doesn't mean many favors, it means a few favors. That sounds inappropriate. Ibrahim Ali Salam was grateful for a few favors of Allah. Well, no
actually compared to the number of favors Allah has done. A human being even if they spent their entire life being grateful like Ibrahim Ali salaam, that would only amount to a few favors that you were actually able to be grateful for. And there's so many unlimited more that you and I cannot even count much less be grateful for. So Allah says we're in debt, we'll do net math hola hola to Suha if you tried to count or encircle completely grasp the fever of Allah, you can't. And in that remarkable ayah he didn't even say the favors of Allah. If you were to you and I can't even fully appreciate one favor of Allah. Namah Tala. That's Mogens. Here's bullfrog. Also, one single favor of
Allah, I can't fully appreciate one favor of Allah is my ability to see one single favor of Allah. In how many ways is that one single favor of Allah helping me I can't even count? How many ways has it saved my life? How many ways is it providing for me? How many ways is it giving me joy? How many ways is it preventing harm from from it's the it's countless, per second, it's countless. So even one favor we can now I come back to the point, Allah says, I want you to struggle for me the way I deserve it. And I'd like to give you a comparison. Again, to help we visualize this problem. You go for a job interview. And you don't know any programming. You're not a programmer, you have no
technical background, your resume wonder technology says Google and Microsoft Word. And that's pretty much it. You know, nothing else. And you go for this job interview. And the interviewer says, Yeah, well, for this job, you need the following coding languages, at least 10 years experience in this language, this language, he starts listing languages. And you're just listening, they're setting and you have to have management experience. And you've had to have developed mobile apps for at least five years. And you have to have a portfolio of at least 20 projects. And he's going on and on and on. And you're sitting there 30 minutes, this guy is going on and you're sitting there going,
can you just stop so I can say sorry, this is not me. And I can leave and save myself the embarrassment. Because he's looking at your resume that has none of those qualifications. And he's telling you how impossible this job is for you. I mean, how am I qualified for that? And at the end of that interview, he looks at you and says, Congratulations, you start tomorrow.
If he said that you to say, no, that's not me. I can't do that job. I'm not qualified for this. Why are you choosing me? Allah says to you and me, you will struggle for me the way I deserve. My immediate response is I'm not qualified. How am I qualified? This is way up here. And I'm way down here. I think you might have means that somebody else might be a better fit for this job. And Allah then says, Who wants to back home? Now he says he in fact, He alone has chosen you. He's the one that shows you. First, he gives the impossible job description. Then he says you're the right fit for the job. And the word he used each device is different from remember for instance, if I said
it's a choice, Allah has no explanation. There is no explanation. Like he chooses prophets, messengers. You don't ask him why
But when you say HD BA, it comes from the word juggle and juggle actually was used when you collect taxes back in the day. And taxes were collected from those who are qualified, they made enough kind of money. If somebody is homeless, you can't collect taxes from them, they have to have a minimum kind of income. So they qualify and then you make that choice. Now, let me put that in simple words for you. Some of you work, for example, you're fixing your car, or you're fixing some you're putting furniture together, and there's a screw and you have to tighten that screw, you have to pick the right kind of tool for this kind of job. You understand, you can't pick a hammer for this. You need
a screwdriver and the right kind of screwdriver you understand. When you pick the right tool for the right job. That's College, the bar when something fits the job, and you make that choice. That's called HD. But what I'm trying to get at is, Allah sees in you, and he sees in me something that he decided of all the other billions of people in the world, you should get to c'est la ilaha illallah you should get to say Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, he sees something in you, that qualifies you to struggle for him. What shall he do for Allah? He haka jihadi, who urged her back home, he selected you. And it's a wise it's the right fit for the job. I don't even see that
qualification in myself. He sees it. He sees it. And now I take you back to the example I gave you, the guy says, you start your job tomorrow. Clearly, you're not qualified. Even if you bring me to the job, and sit me on a desk with a keyboard in front of me, and you want me to start coding? I'm just gonna write my personal story. Maybe my resignation letter is what I'll be typing. I don't know what else I can do. And he knows and he says, Look, I know you're confused. I know you don't think you know what you're doing. But I know tell it when I see it. I've been doing this a long time.
And I know you're capable of this. And I know for a fact, when I train you this is going to be easy for you. You're going to be surprised at yourself. In other words, your interviewer sees something in you you can't even believe about yourself. Allah azza wa jal in the next phrase of this ayah says, What manager Allah Allah confit de minha. Raj. He did not place any discomfort in the religion for you listen to these words. How did you actually mean tightness of chest discomfort, hard to breathe? This is courage. He didn't put any restriction, difficulty, anxiety, pressure in the religion for you. In other words, first Allah says you have an impossible job. And even though
you're not qualified, you're chosen. Then he gives you comfort and says, Listen, I know you think you're not qualified. I'm going to make this easy for you. While my comfort Dinniman courage, you know you, it looks impossible, but I'm the one who makes it easy. What cannot be looked at as easy or you know, something you can progressing or something you can ever be able to do. Allah will remove the difficulties from your path. Well, Ma, they didn't even have any difficulty whatsoever. I have not put for you in the way of your religion. So you take a sigh of relief, okay? Hola. Sadie is going to make it easy. I can do this. I got this. And then come the next words of this. ayah. Allah
says mulata become Ibrahim. He says you are the continuity of the legacy of your father Ibrahim. So he makes reference to which Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam. Now hold on a second.
Ibrahim is of all the prophets, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam. Because when you think of Ibrahim alayhi salam and the struggles he had to do, they were pretty easy, right? I mean, he only had to leave his family in the middle of a desert and walk away. And when his son finally grew up, he only had to take a knife and or he had to even when he was younger, he had to challenge his own father, take on the entire town, get thrown into a fire. When you think of the things Ibraheem Alehissalaam had to do. You don't think of easy tests. Allah Himself says if ever Tada, Ibrahima boo boo kalimat in Fatah Mahana when Allah tested when his master tested Ibrahim Ali salaam thoroughly these weren't
easy tests. This is the kind of test that no human being, you know, after him was given the way that he was tested. And yet Allah says you this job that you have is actually a continuity of the same legacy as who Ibraheem Alehissalaam so a moment ago he said things are gonna be easy, relaxed, masha Allah, Allah confit de Mirage, and you feel relaxed and he says, By the way, you're on the same train as Ibrahim Ali Salam and you get like,
what fire am I going to have to jump into? What's what's what's happening here? I thought this was easy. This is a profound lesson from Allah. Allah is telling you in me that Ibraheem Alehissalaam I asked him to jump into a fire. I asked him to leave his family in the middle of a desert. You guys don't some some of you are family, men. Some of you have children, wife and children, and you travel with them when you travel two hours in the summer in Texas. Can you stop? Can we get some water? I need some Gatorade
Do I need soda? I need ice cream. Oh my god, there's a McDonald's can we pull over? What air conditioning did they have when they took the road trip to Makkah? What rest stops? Did they have? Can you imagine? What shade did the what trees did they get shade under? And when they finally get there? Well what are we gonna get there? When is this excruciating journey going to be over? When they get there? They're in the heat of the makin desert. And then the father says, I'm leaving.
Alaska man he's leaving, and he's gonna leave wife and kid behind your wife and child if they're at the airport and you're one hour late to pick them up.
When you're 30 minutes late, or you're texting them, they don't text you back. What happens to you?
You start getting a heart attack. What happened to them? Where are they? I've been calling for 30 minutes you haven't picked up? The phone was ringing it wasn't getting straight to voicemail. Where are you? What's wrong with you? Why did I get you a phone anyway? 30 minutes of no contact, you go insane. Can you imagine what Ibrahim alayhi salam went through that crime baby and that his mother in the middle of the desert, that they walk away to not know what's going on with your child. Sometimes you're late to pick up your kid from school.
You know, you got stuck in traffic. And nobody at the school is picking up and you don't know where your child is until you get there. What your child goes through what you go through.
Now this the trials of Ibrahima Lisa were so massive, they're so difficult to comprehend. I can't imagine when you know our children, when they're given playing near a swimming pool, we run and pull them away. When our two three year old is going to grab a knife we get away from there, put that away, put put everything dangerous in the middle of the table so they can't reach and get it. And now you have your own son and you have to take a knife and you have to put it on his neck.
This is beyond imagination. Allah says when he can make that easy. When he can make that easy. What are you going to complain about? Did he ask you to jump into a fire? Did he ask you to leave your family in the middle of a desert? I've put you on the same track as Ibrahima they Salam. He can make those things easy. You have nothing left to worry about. You're on that legacy. Minetta becoming Brahim