Fight Your Weakness
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him. And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his final messenger, we asked a lot to send his peace and blessings upon him, the prophets and messengers that came before him, his family, his companions that stood with him and those that follow in his blessed path until the day of judgment. And we ask a lot to make us amongst them a llama I mean, the brothers and sisters, what's your Achilles heel? What's your weakness? What is it that gets you down? And what is it that makes you question everything around you? Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran As a matter of fact, that we would be tested
that every person would be tested in some capacity. And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam described the life of man as this line across a box. And he he drew this box with this rectangle with the line extending outside the rectangle. And he said that this is the lifespan of men referring to the line. And he said this rectangle or this box is his is the actual I'm sorry, he said this is the the hopes of men. And he said this box or this rectangle is his lifespan, meaning his hopes in life always extend past the actual date of his death, How much time will actually be allotted to him. No matter who you are, or what age you pass away, you'll always feel like there's something that was left on
the table and you have hopes that extend total ml hopes that extend beyond your allotted lifespan. So this is man's lifespan. And these are or this these are his hopes, and this is his lifespan. And then he drew a bunch of small lines around the line around a person. And he said that these are out of these are tests. They're hindrances he referred to test sallallahu wasallam. In this particular Hadith, as hindrances, these are things that would hinder you one of them snatches you, the other one misses you.
Meaning there are some people that are not tested in their health, but they're tested with their family. And there are some people that are not tested with their family, but they're tested with their health. And there are some people that are not tested with their family or their health, but they're tested with their careers and with their wealth. And there are some people that are tested not with their wealth or with their health or with their family, but they're tested with their reputation. And there are some people that are not tested with those things, but they're tested with their religion. The point is, is that every person has a unique set of tests that they are going to
go through in life. And many times when you see other people going through tests or the you know that are of the nature that you feel confident and overcoming.
So maybe Allah is testing someone else in a way that you feel like you would be able to overcome the nature of that test. Maybe
your weakness is different from that person's weakness. But we all do have a certain weakness. And at some point, when we're put to the test, suddenly, these things that are concepts and theories and principles that we often preach about, and we talk about, suddenly these things come into play. And at that point, it's not about the text. It's about how much you've absorbed of the text. It becomes purely experiential at that point. The other night in my messages I was speaking about, you know, this concept of a man who probably has never, who doesn't, who doesn't read anything about charity, or does not know all of the ins and outs about charity, but they are not truly generous people, they
already have the quality, they've experienced the quality of generosity. And so when they're put in a situation, they give, and their generosity overtakes them, even though they don't necessarily know all the technicalities and the concepts or the virtues of that set generosity, there are different people that have different qualities. And there are people that are tested with different things. And when they are tested, suddenly, suddenly,
all of the things that you think that you had down,
are not as prominent in your character as you would have hoped they would have been.
Suddenly you feel like you're reeling.
You thought maybe that you'd be able to handle these types of tests. But the tests came and your faith struggled. Your faith could not hold you up.
You thought that you had patience. you've attended lectures on patience, you've heard hopeless about patience, but then something happens to you and you're not patient. And at the, at the core of that issue, is that people tie their faith to so many different things to so many different circumstances, to so many different people. That when that circumstance changes, or when that person changes, or when that aspect of their life changes, suddenly the faith starts to wither away and disappear. And that's what Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, wamena nasima, Nia, Buddha, Allah, Allah have, some people worship along on an edge, they worship a lot literally at the you
know, on a cliff. If something happens that's good to them, or what they deem good because only a lot truly deems good and bad. But something happens to them that they deem good, then they are grateful. They say, we love this faith, we're good with everything, we're good with our faith, everything is great and hamdulillah
the minute that something bad happens to them, that they deem as such that they deem bad, then they are literally like a person that's jumping off the cliff of faith. Suddenly, it starts to wither away. How many people do you see that weren't so quote unquote, religious before a devastating health, tragedy of health or loss of health came to them some sort of disease or sickness, but then through that disease, and through that sickness, they found faith and they found that wake up call. And they turn back to Faith and they turned back to their creator with their whereas there are so many people that were quote unquote, religious, but then once they're put in that circumstance, it
doesn't hold up.
Because the learned is not like the absorbed and the preached about is not like the experience. It has to go back to your own fundamental experiences and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. For example, He said, Well, man is could have been khaleel. Rajesh, let me look at that whoever does not think a lot for the little things in life is not going to be grateful for the big things in life. Whoever is not patient with the small things that are going to happen to them. How are they going to truly find patients with the major things that happen to them in life? If you can have patience with someone cutting you off on the side of the road? And hold yourself if you can have patience in an argument?
How are you going to have patience when you're facing a disaster in life, the experienced is not like the learns. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the manner in Mobile, Alabama in the Mill Hill move to Harlem. that knowledge is through seeking knowledge and patience and forbearance is through practicing patience and forbearance. You have to constantly make sure that those qualities are well established in your heart well established in your character so that when those things come when those tests come, you know how to deal with them.
Your faith actually holds up. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us many years in this regard, that it's not just knowledge but it's actually being be you know, making sure that you stick to that knowledge that allows pantai gives you setbacks and firmness so he taught us to say a lot medini was said dittany Allah guide me and keep me firm. And him I'm hustling and bustling Rahim Allah when he used to read the verse incertitude the hardest verse ever revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for stuck him come out or Milt woman tab amok while a total loss parotitis says so be firm as you've been commanded and those that have turned back to Allah subhanaw
taala with you, and do not turn back on your heels Do not turn away from faith, but the learned is not like the experience. So I'm hustling and bustling every time he would read that verse. He would say a llama and Terra buena. xocolatl is the karma. A llama and tabula rasa is the karma. Oh Allah, You are our Lord. So grant us that firmness the most frequent of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the most frequent supplication, yarmulke label kulu sub bits calvia denecke. Oh Turner of hearts, keep my heart firm on your path. Your heart is already in consistence. But then something happens and you have to make sure that it stays consistent enough on faith, and that it doesn't go
wild and all over the place. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away. And you talk about a test to the community of the messenger sallallahu wasallam. He was there everything.
They saw him every day. They prayed behind him every day. They experienced his beautiful character every single day and then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam passes away. And when some of the Sahaba heard it, what was the natural emotion that overtook them denial? It can't be true.
Absolute denial, because that was the most convenient emotion to maintain the faith. That was how they felt guarded. That's how they felt protected. It was a safety net. So when the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam passed away, and all monreale follow the law and who starts to stand up and threaten the people who say that the prophets of Allah Islam passed away and I will back here or the alarm and who is the one who stands up and who loves the Prophet slicin I'm more about Beckett or Omar Abu Bakr love the prophet SAW Allah more bearable. Becker stands up and he tells Omar to sit down and he says manconi are with the Mohammed and phenom Mohammed and Padma whoever used to worship
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam know that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has passed to it. Woman Kenya Abdullah and whoever used to worship Allah in the La Jolla and layer mode know that Allah is Ever living and he does not die. And he read the verse one ma Mohammedan Illa Rasulullah Kahala tmin Kabbalah her Rasul Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a messenger other messengers have passed before him, if he dies, or if he is killed, will you turn back on your heels
on the law and who felt his legs escape him from under him when he heard that verse? And what did he say, Omar who used to stand up and pray at night, all night who loves the Quran? What did he say? He said it was as if it was the first time I heard that verse.
That verse had new meaning to me, because I experienced it.
before when we used to read that verse, that was a far possibility. We didn't think about it. But when I will buckle the law and who stood up and recited it in that moment, suddenly, it meant more it meant something more to me. Suddenly it hit me It struck me that even Allah mentions the possibility in the Quran or mentions that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Mecca amiot when Amaya tune that you will die and they too, will perish. You perish and they perish. Yes, little loss Allahu alayhi wa sallam. It hid him there. And his reaction if you were observing that his reaction, you might think that maybe he loves the prophets lie Selim more than double Beckett or the
law No, but that's just not true. No one else in there loves the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. After all, Beckett may be more than Alma but doubleback cattle, the Allahu taala and has solidified those concepts in his life. No one loves the prophets. I seldom when when our cattle the lion who thought that he would be in harm's way he would put his
life on the line all the time for the Prophet slice alum. So clearly the life of the messenger was even more important to him than his own life. But he already processed in his mind and internally processed what it will be like when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam passes away.
He paid attention to the eye a lot more so than any other human being.
He internalized them more so than any other human being. What does this mean for us dear brothers and sisters, a hassy Bonanza and your Roku and your kulu Amanda home life turn on to people think they just say we believe. And then they're not going to be tested in regards to their faith in regards to their health, in regards to their wealth and regards to their families and regards to everything else, you will be tested. But here's the deal.
As believers, we do not put ourselves in positions where our faith is going to be made vulnerable. We don't go seeking out things that will shake our faith. You know, one of the the man who was was on was being hunted by a judge Noosa for scientific and debate about the Allahu taala animal and say that ninja obeyed, was being hunted and said he was was told, you know, if you trust the loss of Hannah to Allah so much because he wasn't scared he was visibly not shaken by the presence of that tyrant tyrants. Why don't you jump off a cliff, he said a lot to me, I don't test him.
You don't test the law. You don't ask a lot for hardship. You don't ask a lot of put your health at risk. You don't ask a lot to put your family at risk you. You ask Allah for the best of this role. You don't seek out fitten you don't seek out trials and tribulations. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us For example, when MSE had the job, when the Antichrist would come to this earth, the prophets license that don't get excited about yourself and feel like I have confidence let me go challenge him.
Because it's a fitna, it's a test, it's a trial to your faith, you might, you might really, really be convinced that if I'm in front of him, I've got this. But what happens when lmsc had the gel when the Antichrist starts to work spells and starts to do things you might get lost, don't look for it, seek refuge in Allah from him. And if you happen to encounter him, you would hope that a lost parents I would make you from the protected but the Prophet size, some did not tell us to go to those places. On profit sites I mentioned, if there is a land that has a plague in it, don't go to that land. It's not that that's a lack of Tilak a lack of trust in Allah subhanaw taala. We don't
test a law.
We don't seek out those tests. But we prepare ourselves for the worst of tests.
We prepare ourselves for the worst of them. We're always vigilant with our email, always vigilant with our faith. And at some point, each and every single one of us has to take themselves to task and try to identify what those weaknesses are before those weaknesses are exploited.
That takes introspection, before you get put in a situation where those weaknesses are going to be exploited and made vulnerable.
You have to take yourself to task, prepare yourself, prepare yourself. And the perfect balance of the prophets of lohani wisdoms mission is that this understanding of the Divine Decree of Allah and everything being in his hands did not lead to an escapism on the part of the believers. It didn't lead to the believers escaping from responsibility didn't lead to people saying, Well, I don't need to really do anything anymore. Because Allah subhanaw taala is going to take care of me. It didn't lead to pessimism amongst the companions. And instead the prophets I send them said, Whoever amongst you can meet Allah while thinking good of him. Personally, one Billa expect well of Allah subhanaw
taala then let him do so it's of the greatest acts of worship. But you're prepped, you're prepared. And the question that we all have to ask ourselves is that if our faith is tied to people, if our faith is tied to circumstances, if our faith is tied to all of these conditions that we place upon Allah Subhana hoods Allah, then before those things are shattered, I need to disconnect my faith from those things and connect them directly to us.
put it completely in Allah subhanho wa Taala
so that if those things start to become shaky, my faith would still remain firm. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to keep our hearts firm. We ask Allah subhana wa tada Yama kaliba Kuru Kuru Anna Anna Dena quieres que las panatela alternative hearts to keep our hearts firm on his path. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us amongst those that love him only for him that turned to him in full sincerity, only seeking His pleasure and his forgiveness and his protection. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to connect our hearts to His revelation to his divine revelation, we ask Allah subhana wa Taala that if we are tested that our tests are not in regards to our faith, we ask Allah Subhana what's
out of that when we are put in situations where we feel vulnerable, that the last of our deeds and the last of our states in the sight of Allah subhana wa tada is the most pleasing to Him. We ask Allah subhanaw taala for a good ending for herself. We ask Allah to forgive us. We ask a lot to have mercy upon us a llama I mean, Apollo called her that was like Iraq when he sat and must have been stuck in a hole for a while.
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we approach a loss of Hannah Montana, we approach him only for him of the most since the most
of the most prominent features of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam going to the cave of hell, and somehow I was just getting back from Hajj less than two weeks ago, I can I can see Hello in front of me. One of the most beautiful things about the profit slice I'm going to that cave and seeking Allah Subhana Allah is that he went there when he had everything going well for him in life.
Everything was good. Family, life was good, reputation was good. wealth was good. He had everything that you could possibly want it his Salatu was Salam. But he went up there. Firstly because Allah subhana wa tada called him to that but he knew that there was more to this life than these things. So we connect our faith to him so that when things outside of our control, circumstances arise, our faith is not shaken. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us hedaya guidance and sabbats and firmness upon his path, and is the karma so that we do not slip llama filament minion or mommy not one Muslim enormously not? Allah, even Humala Martina Casimir on Caribbean Mooji without a llama felon our
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