Channel: Omar Suleiman
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To begin by praising Allah subhanaw taala and by bearing witness that no one has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him, and we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his final mass messenger, we ask Allah to send his peace and blessings upon him, the prophets and messengers that came before him, his family and companions that served alongside him and those that follow in his lesson path until the day of judgment, and we ask Allah to make us amongst them alone. I mean, your brothers and sisters, the entire hutzpah that I want to give today is actually based upon a drought. And it's a dua that in some manifestation gets attributed to the
messenger sallallahu alayhi wa salam, but there is no authentic chain directly to him. It has Salatu was Salam, but a powerful supplication from one of the seller from one of the pious predecessors and that is Ahmed Abdul Aziz Rahim Allah to Allah.
And we know from the Sunnah, that they had their connection with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and they had their way of calling upon Allah. That is very instructive to us to think about the way they perceived Allah subhanho wa taala. And the narration is from Yeah, Hayabusa read. He says that Kanika Thiele and Mina Yadu that what was frequently recited in Durant from Ahmed Ibn Abdul Aziz Rahim Allah Tala and I'll read it very slow. Allah Houma about Lynnie Nicola UK Allahumma what Lynnie be Acaba, UK, what directly feed other IC barbarically other IC O Allah, let me be pleased with what you have decreed. redly me because let me be pleased and satisfied with what you have
decreed. What Baddeck li fi cadaveric and bless me in the decree that is to come. Kala is what comes after Kava Kava is something the Divine Decree which has already manifested itself, but that is what is still in the works in this in this context here. Allahu Murad Lynnie Bacova Oh Allah let me be pleased with what has been decreed for me and make me pleased with it. Well, bad, ugly feel cadaveric and then bless me in the divine decree that is to come. And then he says hat law or Hibbert, Terra de Lama a hot wallet Hira Mara Javed hatherleigh or Hebda Terra de la ma hurt so that I do not love that anything that you have been delayed be hastened, what Tahira not eject, nor that
something that has been hastened be delayed. Allah hamara the Navy Acaba, IC, O Allah, please meet with your decree, what directly feel Goderich and bless me in the decree that is to come, HUD, la Hebda, Terra de la ma a heart. And so that I do not love that you hasten that which was meant to be delayed whether to hear or not adult and that you do not or that I do not love that you delay what was hastened for me this year, if we break it down, it's actually a phenomenal drop, and a phenomenal diagnosis of what usually happens in the frustration that a person has with ALLAH SubhanA wa, tada, if you look at our entire existence on this earth, and this entire idea of a race against
time, every day, we wake up and we feel like we're rushed from this thing to the next thing. And we don't have time and we're trying to achieve this and trying to achieve that. And there's a great level of stress, and especially when the efforts and the plans that you put forward are either completely disrupted by something that is out of your control, or that what you were pursuing is not coming to you, as it shouldn't be coming to you with your planet. Time. I want it now you think about the child in the car. Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? And many times when we're making dua to Allah subhanaw taala were implying, is it there yet? Is it there yet? Is it
there yet? And that's when the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said, most people will give up on their
why? Because they've made that same error over and over again, and it hasn't happened yet. And at that very moment, when it's about to come to you, the person says they're out to further out to fellow Mr. jubbly, I made this I made this here and it didn't happen for me. Allah Subhana Allah mentions those that are being wronged and harmed and oppressed. And they say meta Nasrallah, when is the help of Allah subhanaw taala going to come? And Allah says about the oppressor, or rather the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says about the oppressor, in Allah, Allah Umina marlim had to either either hold them up to that Allah delays the
presser meaning what he allows that oppressor to continue in their oppression until they start to think that they're invincible until they start to think that they're getting away with it. This is working. I'm not being held accountable. I have impunity Hatter either after though and then when Allah snatches him, lamb you're free to he does not let him go. So both the oppressed is wondering when. And the oppressor is pushing the limits to see how far they can get with this. And there's a time factor involved. When is this all going to collapse? When is this all going to come to fruition? When is this going to happen? When is that going to happen? A person is pursuing marriage,
when am I going to get married? A person is pursuing a career, when am I going to get that job? When am I going to get that opportunity? A person you know couple waiting for a family? When is that child going to come? And then you have the children? When is this going to happen with my child all along, you start to realize that we have to have a submission to Allah has timing.
Allah is planning as a whole his other as a whole, but his timing, when Allah Subhana Allah has decreed something to come. And there is something very profound about this. Because as Josie Rahim Allah said, If Yusuf alayhi salam focused on only getting out of prison, then he wouldn't have benefited from what was actually happening within the prison. And so when you're in a trial or a hardship, a person becomes so eager for that hardship to end, yeah, Allah, when is this going to be lifted, that if they don't pay attention, they're missing out on the unique opportunities of that hardship, to come close to Allah subhanaw taala. As he said, one of the son of one of the pious
predecessors asked Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, in a dream, yeah, Allah, how come this dua has not been fulfilled yet? And the answer was, yeah, I'm the Oh, my servants, I love to hear your voice. Hibben Esma ma soltec. I love to hear your voice Indira. And what were you what you were getting out of those moments of Dara, as the delay was happening was better than what you were seeking in the immediate moments, the delay became good for you. Because what you attained in terms of faith and character in that delay, was far greater than what Allah subhanaw taala could have hastened for you in the moments
when you're in the midst of the trial, ALLAH SubhanA wa, tada pushes you towards certain things are offers you the potential to push yourself towards certain things the entire time, you're saying when, when, when.
And it's important to take a step back and say, You know what, while I'm asking Allah subhanaw taala, for this trial to come to an end, let me pay attention to the unique opportunities that exist within this trial.
As the scholars mentioned, when you're pursuing the blessing, sometimes Subhanallah in the process of pursuing a particular blessing, we neglect the blessings that already exist around us. And I'm not just talking about the idea of health and the idea of, you know, the concept of gratitude and sugarcoat for what you have.
But while you're in the pursuit of this particular thing, if you develop tunnel vision, when is this going to happen? When am I going to get this? When am I going to get that the other Neerim in your life all have a timeline, the other blessings all have a timeline. And they're moving towards a sense of exploration. So your parents are getting older, while you're pursuing this. Your kids are getting older, while you're pursuing this with your career. This is happening while this is happening. And if I'm so focused on this blessing that I'm in pursuit of, then those blessings are also moving on a timeline. And I'm missing out on something here. And to take a step back and say,
instead of one, wait a minute, what's all this that's already around me? And how do I have a refreshed lens on a daily basis for those things, and that's one of the blessings of Shaka Shaka refreshes the lens everyday on the near term that you have in your life, on the blessings that you have on your life to make you say, Alhamdulillah all over again, Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah, you don't just say Alhamdulillah you have a salary, you say Alhamdulillah every time you have food on the table, it refreshes the lens, so that you realize what I'm pursuing, if it's a hell out pursuit, should not become such a focus and an obsession for me, that I worry about the
time that it's going to unlock itself that I lose out on the limited time of the other blessings that are around me whether that's the people are the things that are around me.
So to move on from when and to recognize Subhanallah that the delay that Allah subhanaw taala gives to us at times is the greatest day
Design for our lives. Of course Eliza justice will you call in some human beings have been created as what I Juda hasty, hasty, hasty, we always want things now, it's not just our children that are always pushing and saying, when is it? Are we there yet? Is it over yet? Am I going to get this yet? When when when it's us as well? In our own ways with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada, yeah, Allah, when, when, when? When is this going to happen? When is that going to happen? And that doesn't mean that you don't become an ambitious person. That doesn't mean that you don't continue to pursue it. Allah subhanaw taala has made hallelujah. But that means that you submit yourself to the timing that Allah
subhanaw taala has put you on, submit yourself to his schedule,
and stop seeing the delay as deprivation. It's not deprivation, stop seeing the delay as denial. It's not Allah subhanaw taala telling, you know, many times, it's Allah telling you not yet, and it's for your own good. And by the time you come around to realize that if you were not observing the lessons of that delay, then the delay would have gone to waste. I'm sure, Zachary. It has said I'm at some point asked Well, when. Right. But no, there was a submission. I'm sure at some point use of it has said I wondered what when how much longer there's a submission to that schedule, a submission to that time slot, to say that every single delay that Allah subhanaw taala is giving to
me is a not yet not a no. And that not yet could mean after this life is already over. But it's there. It's there. Allah subhanho wa Taala will not let you ask. Without giving you it's there. But you have to wait and submitting yourself to that time. Now then go back to it. Ahmed Ibn Abdul Aziz Rahim Allah to Allah was saying in his
and he used to make this do out frequently. It's not something that they heard from him once upon a time. Allah Houma, Roblin EB callback,
Allah let me be pleased with the decree. It's already happened. I'm not going to sit there and say, Why did this happen this way? Or why did that happen? hamdulillah let me be pleased with it, please me with what is here, what badly, feel cadaveric and bless me and what is to come. And that decree that is to come had to Allah hemraj Terra Ji lemma, a hot wallet, healer, Mara just so that I only love things at their time, so that I do not wish for that which has been delayed to be hastened, nor that which has been hastened to be delayed. You know, I give you this example Subhan Allah and it's a lot of times that the TV references and the movie references and things come to your mind. You
know, in those those movies and shows where someone gets stuck in an elevator, the electricity goes out. And suddenly two people are in an elevator together. Or they're in a room and the power goes out. And suddenly, you know, we've kind of lived that movie here when we lost our power in the winter storm that happened before, right. And suddenly people have to actually talk to each other, and things are frozen and put into place. And then what ends up happening when those people are stuck together for a long time and they're not able to continue the rat race of this dunya they actually get to know each other.
They refresh their relationship with one another. There is a moment of pause that's forced upon them that they don't like initially, but then once the pause is over and things resume, they're grateful for the pause
at the bare minimum. The blessing of that pause is your reconnection with Allah subhanaw taala
because there are very few people that will call upon Allah subhanaw taala with more sincerity and more connection and more devotion and more love in their times of comfort, as they will in their times of desperation. At the bare minimum. There is a pm that was induced there was a tear that was induced there was a drought that was induced
and the eyes that shed tears for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala will not touch the fire. And the dirt that is made from the heart will immediately transition and transcend and ascend through the heavens to reaches Allah subhanaw taala.
And the thing that you asked for should it be halal and improper means will surely be given to you in a way that Allah subhanaw taala knows is even better for you.
But slow down.
Don't just submit yourself to Allah's plan. Submit yourself to Allah as timing. Don't just say I know Allah is Able say I know Allah knows when, when it's better for me. Allah hamara Dini, Bukalapak, robotically Fukada Rick hatherleigh Hebda Tenergy lemma a heart when Tahira Mara jumped May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah make us amongst those that are pleased with his planning that are pleased with his timing that see the blessings that are around them when they are obvious and when they are hidden.
May Allah subhanaw taala grant us fresh hearts and fresh lenses that are always able to appreciate the presence and that pursue what is the best for them in the future. May Allah subhana wa Tada let our future be generated for the dose and the companionship of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and may Allah subhanho wa Taala let our presence be John Natoli attained the paradise of certainty in our hearts, and may Allah subhanaw taala forgive us when we question him, forgive us when we don't take the gifts that he gives to us. May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst those that are grateful to him in all circumstances, and patient with his decree in all circumstances, and
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