Be Careful of These Fitnahs
Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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His brothers what they did to him, it's not his fault. The second category
is when people put you in fitna, Allah says you put yourselves in fifth law. The issue is you shouldn't be taking this up with me. You should take this up with the government, you should take this up with Allah subhanaw taala.
There are three kinds of fitna that Allah talks about in the Quran. One kind is from Allah Himself, and to give you he talks about this in many ways, but one of the ways that fit the habit is in this dunya by the way, there's a fitna in this dunya and there's also a fitna in the Sahara. Yo mama Island, Natty you afternoon. The day on which they are going to be put in fitna on the fire. That's a judgment day they're going to be in fitna. What does that mean? Just like the fire burns deep inside the metal and melts the impurities. That's how Allah takes the people of Jahannam and burns them deep inside. And he uses the word fitna for that on judgment day. But I'm not talking about
akhira in terms of this dunya, three kinds of fitna, and the first of them is when Allah puts somebody in fitna, the easiest example of that for you to remember, is what Allah says about Musa alayhis salam. When Musa alayhis salam spoke with him on the mountain. Allah told him what attend NACA Fotona. We tested you multiple times. We put you in fitna multiple times when he was born. The order was to kill all the babies. And he was even as a baby he was put in fitna it was in a fitna when he was in the basket that could have drought. He was in a fitna when he was being raised in the house of fit Arlen, he was in a fitna when he had to hide his mother's true identity. He was in a
fitna when he had to escape Egypt. He was in a fitna when he couldn't go back to Egypt. And when he almost died of dehydration, he was in a you know, so the all of these were fitna that he went through all of these difficult tests that he went through. And Allah describes how Musa alayhis salam was put through fitna. So you would think Allah does this for believers but Allah He also mentions this for for our own. Well, Akkad fatahna Allah fit our own. We put the people off in our own and the lineage the descendants of Iran also in fitna, so now we're learning when Allah executes a fitna, he doesn't just do this for believers and doesn't just do this for disbelievers. It's for
everybody. Anybody can be put through fitna and that is why we find in the Quran fit netiq to Cebu Harmon Tasha, to see we'll be having Tisha in here 11 Hpnotiq, to see will be Hemanta shots. Musa Elisa even told Allah at one point, this is your fitna, you can strike with your fitna, wherever you want. You can strike with your fitna, whoever you want. So Muslims don't have a simplistic understanding of difficulties or tests or trials in this life. So we don't say how come good people are having difficult time and how can bad people having a good time I don't get it. People who say that must not have studied the Quran. People who say that would not have learned look up colloquia
in Santa Fe cupboard. Because Allah makes this clear from the very beginning that fitna will happen. And you know what type of it Nitin love to see banana Xena. avalable minquan Hassan like you should be afraid of a fitna that will not just strike the people who do wrong Allah says so fitna doesn't just happen to people that are bad or people who do wrong fitna happens to everybody and sometimes some people's crime. Many people have to pay the price, at least in this world. It looks like that. Some people commit a crime and everybody has to pay the price. Right? And that is the nature of fitna Allah Allah, Allah azza wa jal test fit creates fitna in many, many ways, and some of those
fitness seem very drastically unfair. Like recently here I was telling the story of Yusuf alayhi salam and what happened to use of alayhis salam from the beginning of his life is unfair. His brothers what they did to him it's not his faults and stuff. They they put them in fitna, but now one category was when Allah puts you in fitna. Okay, let's talk about the second category.
The second category
is when people put you in fitna
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when people put you in difficulty when people persecute believers, when people attack believers when people wrong when people oppress other people. You know, that's the second kind of fitna, Allah describes in the Quran. People that commit crimes against others are putting them in fitna people that are torturing, persecuting, murdering, killing. They're putting other people in fitna. People that are abusing others are putting people in fitna. This is another category. So now there's two different categories. There's a fitna Allah lets you in. There's a fitna people put you in. And then there's the third category.
The fitna I put myself in, what I can now convert into and
Full Circle. Allah says you put yourselves in fifth Ah, you threw yourselves into fitness and now we've got three. And we need to understand how the three of these work. There's the fitna from Allah. There's the fitna from bad people. And there's and by the way, it's not just bad people. It's not just I should have qualified it's not just bad people. Allah says it number one Luca Odell, duco fitna, even your children are a fitness all your children are putting you in fitna. So it's not just kuffaar that are putting you in fitna the enemies of Allah that are putting you at fitna the baby that you love the children that you love the daughter that you're excited to get married, you know
get her married off and her wedding is happening in a couple of weeks and Allah is calling that event not too Right. So keep fitna comes from Allah fitna comes from people and then fitna comes from within myself. Now what Allah describes in the Quran, then is how people get when they have weak faith. What happens to them, whenever people put them in fitna
people put them in fifth Naja fitness and Nursey Godzilla. This person takes the fitna that people put him in, people are doing something wrong to you. People are doing something messed up. And then you you convert that in your head. Why is Allah letting this happen? This must be Allah punishing me. This why is Allah punishing me I didn't do anything. So you confuse the fitna of people with the love of Allah. And my objective in the next half of this Oba is to try to properly understand what is it that Allah wants us to know about this term, and how we should live our lives thinking about the trials and difficulties that we go through. Of course, everyone here knows nothing happens
except by the will of Allah. So I'm going to give you a silly example. I will be a silly example. If somebody picks up a rock outside when you leave joumana They throw it on your head and hit your head really hard. You turn back you're angry at them. They say no, no, this is a fitna from Allah.
Allah is testing you. It's not me. It's a fitna from Allah because nothing happens. Except by the will of Allah ma Saba, maybe we'll see. But in Allah be in the law, no calamity strikes, no difficulty can hit anybody, except if Allah wanted it to happen. So bro, I know, I picked up the rock. And I hurled it at you, and I'm impressed with my own aim was pretty good hit. But the issue is you shouldn't be taking this up with me, you should take this up with the government, you should take this up with Allah subhanaw taala. Look, it's a matter of intelligence. You know, give another example to help you understand this problem. You know, insects, they have very small brains. Yeah,
if you're messing around with an insect and you kind of take a straw and you kind of mess around with it a little bit, it starts fighting with the straw,
it starts attacking the straw. Because to the to the insect, the source of the problem is the straw. So it attacks it. But if you take something with a little bit of a bigger brain, like a dog, or a snake, and you take a stick, and you mess with the snake, it's not gonna attack the stick.
It sees that behind the stick as somebody else is gonna bite you. The dog is not gonna bite the stick, the dog is gonna bite you because it has a bigger brain it could see okay, the fitnah is the stick but the real fat and the real one putting me in that situation is the one holding the stick. And we have bigger brains than dogs and snakes. So the guys arguing I threw a rock at you, you see me but I'm just the stick behind me is the power of Allah. Allah did this not me. So blame Allah.
That's his. So this idea that and therefore because every everything happens by the will of Allah, we should blame Allah for everything bad that happens, you know?
Now to understand this problem to first I wanted to make sure you understand the problem. Now what do how do we understand the solution? What Allah has done is separated those two things. Allah allowing something to happen
is not the same as Allah, desiring something to happen.
Allah allows many things to happen in this world that make Allah angry.
Allah in fact gets angry in the Quran. If everything happened the way Allah wants it to happen or the way Allah desires, by the pleasure of Allah, everything happened by the widow of Allah, then Allah should never be upset about anything because he's the one who did all of it. But when Allah says Allah, Allah or they him, Allah got angry at them. What is that? What did the professor and describe here there's a difference between the Riblah of Allah, the pleasure of Allah, Allah doing something willingly or not rather, not willingly out of his desire to do something out of his will, but rather more he allowed it to happen. He in His wisdom decided, I will allow certain things to
happen even though he himself is not pleased with those things. He gave human beings that freedom to do things that are displeasing to Him.
He gave them that freedom and the first time Allah did this when he created the human
beings even the angels were confused why are you giving the human beings this power? To do things that you don't like? Yeah Allah you don't like these things, but you're letting them do these things. How come you're letting them do them? At such a low fee how many of Sufia were speaking Dima? You're gonna you they couldn't understand it. And Allah azza wa jal said these human beings are created for a much more complex and powerful purpose that even the angels were not yet ready to understand in the ILM by Allah Tala Moon, I know something you don't know. That's what he told the angels. Now, Allah has given me the freedom to displease him. Forget talking about anybody else. I'm
not here to talk about fit our own or shaitan or, Oh, we're talking about myself, and every one of us should be thinking about themselves. Allah has given me the ability to disobey Him. Allah has given me the freedom to upset him. The freedom to make him angry, the freedom to backbite the freedom to slander the the freedom to to eat, haram, the freedom to attack someone else to hurt someone else to steal. He's given me that freedom. He's given me the rein to do it. So before I complained about how come this one got away with it that that one got away with how come the volume gets away with it. Before we say that, I have to ask myself, what do I get away with?
What do I get away with? Somebody came to me not too long ago because of what's happening in the world. And we all know what's happening with us. I mean, Allah azza wa jal helped the believers in Lhasa, and grant the shahada, Jana and grant her family suburb and give us an ounce of that kind of terracotta demon that those people have demonstrated and give them Nusrah.
But somebody came and asked, How come Allah is letting that happen? How come Allah does is doesn't just stop it? Because it's a fitna from Allah.
It's a fitna from How can Allah doesn't just stop it? So the question then becomes, let's think about this reasonably. If you want Allah to stop it, if you want Allah to intervene. Should Allah not intervene every time you and I disobey Allah?
Where do you draw the line? No, if they're killing people, then Allah should stop. But if they're stealing, that's not so bad, isn't it? It's okay. Allah doesn't have to intervene yet. Or if you're lying about something that no no, no, don't, don't make your tongue force your tongue to say the true thing. No, not that much control. But some limp after some limits. Allah should just stop things. Allah put human beings on this earth
and he allowed them to be a fitna for each other.
Allah allowed them to be a fitna for each other.
And when we take the fit that we put each other in human beings put each other in fitna and then we say, no, no, no, this is Allah's fault. Allah is the one who did this not the people. That is what's called when you put yourself in fitna, the third one.
It is from Allah. Only in that Allah allowed you to be tested.
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