Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Khutbah Reminder Series
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like your heart can come back to life with the word of Allah, like the rain brings the grass back to life. That's, that's what it says, Now, what does that have to do with you and me? Let's come back to that all of you have different crises. Every one of you has a different drama going on in your life. And when I say drama, some of you looked at the person next to you like this is the drum, I just drove with them to Jamar. But on a more serious note,
whatever struggles we're going through whatever we're experiencing in this life, we have to first understand that none of it would have been happening if Allah's command wasn't there.
And there was no there was no, there was some purpose, there was a reason for which it was happening.
And everything we're going through him I'm gonna go to be commenting and devise something said something so beautiful. Why did Allah make me focus so much on water, because water doesn't stay in the same place? What water mixes with other things, water is constantly moving and changing. And if you try to keep water in the same place, it goes bad. So actually, Allah designed this life to constantly go through changes. So those of you that got uprooted from your home, and you're in a different place, and you say, I miss my village, I miss my home, why can't I just go back? Why can I do this? By Can I have that old job back? Why you don't have to do that, you know, why did we have
to move to this neighborhood? Why did I have to there's Why Why? Why I hate change. I hate change. Allah says you've made life full of change. You can't keep anything the same. Anything that Allah's command came into, like the water that came into a fruit, if you look at that fruit, what's happening slowly, it's losing its water, and it's getting drier, and it's eventually going to die. Right, it's going to go. So the experiences we have in this life to good that we have in this life is temporary. And the bad that we have in this life is also temporary. The tough stuff is also temporary. And all of that is a command of Allah. So then if that's all temporary, then what's
permanent? If everything's just gonna go, the good is gonna go, the bad is gonna go, what do you think is a huge problem today? Tomorrow, you'll look back like, Oh, my God, I used to think that was a huge problem. This is a huge problem. I prefer that problem. Because you know, because that's gone now. And you have something new to deal with. You know, we're human beings forget that the beginning of all it is is water. And what did Allah mentioned in the first part, he mentioned water. And what did he mentioned at the end completely dried up, right? The lack of water. So you know what, there's something in between, in between is the greenery is the good things in life. It's the ups and downs
of life. It's the changes in life. But you know what, it becomes easier to deal with that stuff. When you go back and you realize, well, you and I were just drops of water to. That's all we were. And eventually we're going to be reduced to nothing inside of the dirt. That's, that's the beginning and the end. And everything else we're experiencing is just the stuff in between. This is just an episode in between, or multiple episodes in between, and they will come to pass they will go, these experiences will come and go nothing is permanent. What happens to some of us,
you know, somebody sitting here had something bad happened to them. And they think about that every day. And they review it in their head every day. And they get sad about it every day. And they talk about it every day. And they remind others about it every day. They're stuck in it over and over and over again. You're stagnating. This is not how Allah meant life to be. You had a tough experience. Yes, nobody's denying it. But it's time for you to take today and not live in yesterday. You have to keep moving, or you're rotting yourself. Because if you try to keep it the same and preserve nothing stays preserved. No matter how bad you want the flower to live forever the flower will wither. But
you know what's incredible about those flowers that die on a tree, every time one dries, another one grows in the next season. And this is this is the nature with which Allah made things where one problem happens or something is taken away from you. Allah replaces it with something else. When one good thing starts getting weaker another good thing comes in from it in a different place in a different form. And that's the nature with which Allah creative life first Allah Toby Hina battle Earth for us Maha Shiva and the through who Rhea This is the Lord's no battle or there's another dimension to it to the visual image is that of leaves intertwined you know grass blades intertwined
like our lives get intertwined, right. And you get caught up in like everyday things little little things and the you're thinking about them so much that they become such a huge deal to you. Like oh my god, I was supposed to buy those new shoes for that wedding because if I don't wear those new shoes, people are gonna think I belong to you know, third rate society and I don't I don't fit in and now that I don't have any are thinking about these stupid shoes for eight hours. Life is a lot bigger than your shoes.
But you're so intertwined in these these are just leaves on a tree leaves fall and they go in another tree, Texas, wherever the leaf takes its place. It's okay.
A life keeps moving forward. So it's these petty things that Allah removed my focus from. And he just gives me perspective that life is a lot bigger than that. So I leave you with this and Battiato Sally had that what is it that's going to actually last?
You know, you would think, yes, you would think of fatty hearts as backyard, but he actually says about the good things that you do everyday, even the smallest things, those are the things that are actually going to last. So whether we have an easy life or a tough life, it is actually the good if I can find some way of doing something good every day, something that wasn't about me it was about someone else. It was for Allah something, then I have lived a meaningful, purposeful life and that's what water does. Water doesn't serve itself. Water serves everything else. And so if we have the Command of Allah Ines the guidance of Allah in us, we're not just there to serve ourselves and our
feelings were there to be of service to somebody else. May Allah azza wa jal give us that and give us a constant sense of purpose and of service to others.