The Ayah of Ramadan – Part 7

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Nouman Ali Khan

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Whether you need to be cumulus and he does not want difficulty for you, and he doesn't want difficulty on you become actually kind of means that the bar doesn't just mean for you, it just means he doesn't want difficulty for you For you to experience difficulty.

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The first thing here is something kind of rhetorical. When I say to you, I want things to be easy for you. And then I add, and I don't want things to be hard for you. Well, you kind of didn't have to say that you could just say, I just want things to be easy for you. And that's enough. But Allah said, both, he said, he wants things to be easy for all of you. And then he says, he doesn't want things to be difficult for any of you. Why? Why say both? The first thing is, when you say you want things to be easy, you're speaking in a positive sense. When you say you don't want things to be hard, you're speaking in a negative sense. Allah started with the positive, and then transitioned

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over to the negative Why? Because Allah is assuming that you don't have a bad assumption about his intentions to begin with. Allah is only validating what you're thinking about a lot to begin with Allah who loves me, who cares for me, who's protected me who's guided me was provided for me, who's seen me through so many difficulties in life all this time, would never want hardship for me, he would want things that are the best for me. And a lot of firms that when he says he wants ease for you, he starts with the positive. But then there are some people who develop this thought about align their hearts, why is Allah making my life hard? Why does Allah want me to go through

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difficulty? Why does he want things to be easy for me? And for them? For those people that have fallen into this negative mindset, I'll actually goes after the positive into the negative and says, No, I don't want difficulty for you. I don't want that for you, will allow you to become yourself. Notice also this is in line with the rhetorical transitions in the first Allah said Quran is guidance for people. It's positive. But for the skeptic, there's clarifications. And for the one who thinks, how do we know this is not the word of a human being, that's also negative, he says, but you're not I mean, alhuda will Furqan. So he started with the positive, then he addressed the

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negative possibility, the same thing he wants is for you. We talked about that in the last session. And now he doesn't want things to be hard for you. This is a large project telling us you know, something about what he intends for his slaves while you're worrying about the Hilco for. And I'm reminded of this other remarkable Ayah he says he's not happy with the consequences of disbelief for his servants. He didn't just say he doesn't want his servants to disbelieve. He said, if they just believe bad things are gonna happen to them. And I don't want those bad things happening to them. Well, I actually anybody, not mean anybody lay by the head cover. The same thing here is essentially

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telling us that if you don't take this road, the road you think you're going to take that as easier is actually more difficult. If that's actually more difficult, you're making things harder for yourself without realizing it. You see, a lot of wants benefit for a human being in the long run.

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And human beings want benefit for themselves, immediately cannibal to hip buena La Jolla, you love to get things quickly and give you an analogy again, to make this easy to understand.

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Putting a seed in the ground, watering the, you know the soil, taking care of it, making sure it's irrigated, making sure it's getting plenty of sun for a farmer. That's hard work. That's a lot of work.

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At this, there's two brothers, one of them is supposed to work on his patch of land and the other was supposed to work on his patch of land one says I don't want to do any of this. I want life to be easy. I'm good. I have food right now. What do I need to do this? And the other says, Well, no, you're gonna run out of food. Next year's harvest, we're gonna need this just work on it. No, no, we're just making things hard. It was making it hard for me. And one of them works on their farm and the other one doesn't. And the one who doesn't work on their farm is thinking in their head. They're making their life easy. And the one who's working hard realizes they're avoiding difficulty that's

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coming down the road. And guess what happens? Unless as I didn't want ease, I didn't want difficulty. I don't intend difficulty for you. The people who can do this little bit of hard work can save themselves so much trouble and the ones who don't end up in so much trouble. When are you ready to become a loser? So there's a lot coming at it from the negative standpoint, addressing those who really have this mindset about a law that are Why Why does the law make things so hard? Why do you want to make me to pray five times what do you want me to fast 30 days? What does he want me to stay away from getting your candy this can't do this can't look at that. He's just making

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things harder and harder and harder. And what you don't realize is every one of those things is making things easier and easier and easier. Like fall into any one of those things, and you see the consequences on your life. Last analogy and hopefully inshallah that'll that'll make this clear for all of us.

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Well, you're in San beshara, hoeveelheid McConnell in San rajala, Los Angeles, LA. Human beings demand evil things for them harmful things for themselves.

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As they're calling for them, they're convinced that that's the best thing for them.

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Allah says they want the worst things for them. And they're convinced that it's the best for them. And then at the end of that it says, and human beings have always been excessively in a hurry. Like they just want things quickly. Our desire of getting things quickly blinds us from the consequences of what we want. It blinds us, we don't we can't see past it. You know, we just want what we want. And that's it. We don't want to hear anything. And as a result of that own, the only thing we get for ourselves is more and more and more harm. A child wants the candy doesn't want the medicine, medicine tastes bad candy tastes good. The candy is going to make things worse. The toothache is

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going to hurt war. It's going to it's poisoned. He's killing himself, but he isn't good. It tastes good. But and the medicine tastes bad. But over time, it's not like you take the medicine and you're all better. No, it takes time for it to take effect. Right? So I don't have the time for it to take effect. I need results right now. I need a quick thing right now. And as a result of that human beings put themselves in difficulty. This is teaching us something profound. Change doesn't come immediately. Ease doesn't come immediately. You have to go through a little bit of training, a little bit of rigorous change, and then Allah removes difficulty from your life. May Allah remove

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difficulty from all of our lives. barakallahu li walakum wa salaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato