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We're not going to lie here we're going to cancel everyone welcome back to court and 30 for 30% out of the Lost lotto Some are so allow it he will be here woman, a lender and handed along where I mean, we are truly blessed blessed to have Dr. Vanya with us tonight and 100 and I mean, who has been not just I think immense benefit to us that your pain with her work on mental health on Muslim mental health, but to the Muslim community as a whole I think that we all rely on her her work and him the law of gravity and her guidance in this regard. And she she is of course, just someone that we we tremendously value. And I think she has a better bookshelf than say from dama to so
the show tonight, Dr. Lang And may Allah bless you.
Medical Alfie Kohn. It's wonderful to be here with both of you it comes into
our favor. And honestly tonight in shallow and when we get into sort of use of if there's any surah that is as healing or as Subhanallah justice offers so much to us in that regard. I can't imagine anything that benefits the way that sort of use of that. So I'm excited to hear your insights on sort of use of
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So I'm Charlotte, I'll start with the Syrah background and the introduction but the nine Tyra so when we get to suta use of which pretty much takes up the entirety of Jos 12. I do want to at least just make note of pseudo hood which proceeds because there is this heavy from the profits of the law are you asylum or rather about the profits of the likes of them that I will back it will be a lot of time I'm home, said to the profit slice on Yato swim la escuela la cache, O Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam, suddenly I have noticed the gray hairs hastening on you, O Messenger of Allah and we know that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam had just a few gray hairs. But they seem to come all in
the singular time this period in Mecca towards the end of Mecca, when the Prophet slice of them was facing his most difficult moments prior to an Islamic Mirage prior to the Night Journey, and the profits of ice and I'm such a you Bethany, who would have wanted to have that sort of hood and its sisters caused me these gray hairs and in another narration, the profits by some specified sort of hood and wealthier and more solid and I may have sat alone and either Sukkot again, sort of hood ulduar pa and more so that certain number and sort of chumps, and you know how much if he acid was saying, if you really want to read something that shakes you to your core, it's really makiko to an
and these are sewers that were all revealed in Mecca and they revolve around the hereafter and they revolve around the importance of staying firm. And the particular verse that even our boss will do a lot of time and he mentions the sort of hood to the profit slice on him come out on the woman tab and Mark when I talked about to be firm as you have been commanded and those that have turned back with you, and do not swerve a messenger of Allah, Allah palletize sees all things. So the call to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to remain firm I need his Salatu was Salam and to not turn back and to maintain his estate comma to maintain his firmness and that's where the most frequent
draft of the profits Alliance and I'm comes yamo call label kurobe sub it's called Viana, Dena co Turner of hearts make my heart firm on your path I know Shaykh Abdullah is going to talk about that inshallah Tata as well. So that is sort of hope. Now when we get into surah Yusuf which makes up the majority of this Gers. Obviously this surah is unique in that it is the singular story of use of it his setup, right and that is very unique because most of the surahs have multiple prophets that are mentioned in the case of sort of use of only the prophets that are within his direct bloodline at his Salaam are mentioned by name his father, his grandfather, his great grandfather, otherwise, this
is all the story of use of in Surah. Yusuf. And as we talked about last year, and I think it's important to talk about this here that the context of this revelation was I'm an huizen was the year of sorrow. So the most difficult year of the prophets, the lion son's life, and this sort of comes down and Subhanallah it is, you know, noteworthy that the prophets lie some would meet use of it his Salaam Of course, he would leave all of the prophets in prayer sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the night of it is not a mirage. But after the soda was revealed to him use the fighting sun would be one of those who he has a specific meaning within the profits of a licen with note, the beauty of
use of it his Salaam, after having revealed the beauty of or having received the revelation of this beautiful surah Yusuf. So what we learned from this is that you know, right after one of the most difficult sources on the prophets lysozyme we have the
Sort of the brought him the most comfort and the most ease. And in that is really a science of Pamela in and of itself right the way that the messaging of the Quran is coming to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam and how he is to see his parallels right how he is to see his own life story in the context of the life stories of the prophets that came before him that made up that beautiful house of prophethood. And in the case of use of it his Salaam, the Prophet sallallaahu, Selim is able to see a parallel of himself in every single way being abandoned by his brothers, ending up in a strange land, ending up in all sorts of different people's power until the profits of
the lie set on himself rises to power and the people that caused him harm are now at his mercy. So the law Harney was set up just like the situation of use of it, his set up. So you find all of these parallels in the life of use of it his salon to the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that are supposed to give him a level of comfort and a level of perspective sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to see the way through, and the Prophet Sol nice and I'm also you know, and I'm in hosen, in particular, the year of sorrow in particular, some of the enemies of the prophets lie Some were pleased because they felt like they finally broke him out of his thoughts with some so they took
pleasure in seeing the pain that they caused to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and in the situation of use of it has Salaam they took pleasure initially in the pain that they caused use of it his serum, but of course we know what would happen after that. So just as the prophets enemies rejoiced to see him so sad and he did not have anyone to console him which is another thing right the the concept of loneliness prior to almond who's on the profits of the license I'm had Khadija it'll be a lot of data and he had alternative for physical protection. Now the profits the license was alone he didn't have his wife or his uncle to support him it his salon was set up. So as use of
it, his salon is going through this journey of the different love the different circumstances he's doing it alone, right? He only has Allah subhanaw taala and I haven't chosen marks the year that the Prophet slice that I'm truly only had Allah subhana wa tada to turn to Allah Isaiah just says about surah Yusuf, in general when he talks about the stories and I know that chef Abdullah will share some of this as well but in the night had a look at the counterfeit console see him ever attorney
Maracana had eaten you've thought what I can toss the holiday veining a day he was off sila color shade, well hold on what I'm attorney Coleman you known. last panel, Java says that there is a lesson in the stories for those who possess pure thought this is not a fabricated tale, but it's a confirmation of that which came before it. What tosti Cala de beignet, he would have seen a cliche, and it is a detailed explanation in regards to all things and it is a guidance and a mercy for people who believe and I think this matches up perfectly with what shift yester shared last time about what the Quran is so Subhana Allah, the Quran was described in multiple ways, in that one
verse in Surah Yunus that shift, yes, we've talked about but here in particular, this feature of the stories of the Quran, is described in this particular way, a confirmation of what came before it a detailed explanation of all things beyond it, and a guidance and a mercy for those who believe. Finally, I'll just end with, you know, two things, which I think is very important. Usually, when you're talking about the virtues of particular suitors in the Quran, it's very likely that you'll find many fabricated narrations or weak narrations about the specific source. But one way to know the place that a suta held with this tab of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was the frequency with
which they recited it. And so we find that with love and Massoud, there'll be a lot of talent on hold their narrations that when he would go to a people and he would introduce them to the poor, and that the first surah he would recite to them was surah Yusuf and then a very beautiful narration. One of my favorite in this regard is from a tad Berry, by the name of unfair afisma ignore me, who says that na has to Surah Surah Yusuf ilam in karate or is not even a fan. He just said, Hey, woman, woman, woman tetra t mccanna Yura de duha it's an authentic narration. He says that I did not memorize surah Yusuf except by the way that Earth normal the a lot of time who used to recite it in
the federal prayer due to how much he used to recite it, how much he used to repeat it over and over and over again. And we know that it's not even our family. A lot of times it was a man who particularly was tried with the fitna and with the assassination. So the fact that it orthonormal the a lot of time on who would recite the surah so frequently
federated that If you just prayed federated regularly behind the earth model the law of town I know you would have memorized the surah. It shows you the Macan. It shows you the place that the surah had in the heart of the prophets alliance of them in the heart of the companions, and in the heart of all of those who struggle and who suffer for all times to take comfort and to take affirmation in this beautiful surah of the Quran, and inshallah tada with that, I'll just invite Dr. Advani if she has anything to share in Charlottetown that regarding a little want to share how Bella does that
medical ofI Mashallah, it's always really inspiring to hear about the backdrop of seducer, because for many often ask is sadness discussed in the plan? And is grief discussed in the plan and we think about how there was an entire year for the profits of the lotto system, as you mentioned, called almond hosen, or the year of sadness, and how so diffusive is the antidote that comes soon after that. And Subhanallah it's really you know, when you think about the the Sita, the points of the Sita that this happens, as you mentioned, the deficit of Khadija rhodiola Juana where she is the inker for the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, she uses internal support. And his uncle, as you
mentioned, Avada is his external support, protecting him from what I should all that's happening there. And there are deaths upon a log, we're just within they say about five to six weeks of each other, very, very close to each other. And then soon after that comes the most difficult day for the profits of the law to send them, which is the day of thought if, and we know this because it's an audition all day long. wanna ask the Prophet solo voice and one time, y'all got a little love? What is the most difficult day for you? If you know is there anything more difficult for you than the day of a hunt. And he said, really just quickly, immediately said the day I was rejected by the
chieftains a thought of so it was very kind of a difficult moment for him in his life. So a lot of a sudden when you when you looked at this, all three of the incidents are right after each other one after another after another. And of course, the backdrop here is that the oma Mohamed Salah, saddam, the the Muslim people who are the beginning of the sun, this is when the boycott, economic boycott is happening as well. So they're in the time of persecution and poverty and difficulty. And at this moment is when the sudut use of is revealed to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and when you look at it, inshallah, you realize that it comes to console him, it comes as a time of strength for him, and
a time of trials and tribulation, a time of pain and anguish. And yes, it's true that we have these emotions of the prophets I sort of himself had these emotions, but almost prodata teaches and teaches us how to deal with these emotions and to uplift us up to give us solace and comfort. And so inshallah thought as you mentioned, I hope it Shall we make use of part of our healing journeys?
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Mashallah, exactly that's
well put, Mashallah is the part of the healing journey, as you mentioned, it's a it's a journey that will be ongoing for us because, you know, Subhanallah, that some scholars say that the, the end who let's abandon all means heart, but some scholars would say that, you know, it's, it's because old means flipped. So it has that emotion, which stays in motion, and always changing from sadness to happiness, and, you know, changing their situation, the situation will always fluctuate and change. And that's why it's important to maintain the ultimate victory velocity kind of with data, and to remember the beautiful name of Allahu talenti exalted. And that is Subhanallah good segue to what I
wanted to speak about in the chapter houde, verse number 120, that throughout these trials and tribulations, if you will say I mean, we can even say fitna Because ultimately, linguistically fitna comes from that which purify something. So throughout these tests, or throughout this journey of life, if you will, there will be things that you encounter, that will test your heart, and that is a means for purification for you. But Subhanallah, you know, you see within reading throughout the stories of the prophets, particularly in the chapter of Who do you see the numerous profits, I mentioned, a loss of kind of data, feed data Sora at the very end of this, sorta, he gives you the
reasoning behind it, and which is so beautiful, because when we read the stories of the profits, it's good to read as a story. And it's something that is very beneficial for our youth, for us example, as an example, as adults and you know, as he mentioned in the life of the prophets of Allah, I know some of them, you know, the year five for the expense, I actually love more I have
being that when we read the stories, it's important to stop and say, Okay, how does this apply to me? How does this situation of thoughts apply to me when my relative may have you know, something may have happened to them or something may have happened to me or someone that I know, what do I take from that? How can I move on from that instance, and that
That that dinner took place with someone or someone else. What can I do to where it's positive for me and those around me, and it is a process. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in this chapter we'll call an apostle and they come in under illusory men with a B to D for which
she had been helpful were more able to declaw meaning Allah subhana wa tada says, and in each story we relate to you from the news of the messengers is that which we make your hearts firm will make your hearts firm. And their has come to you in this truth and instruction and a reminder for the believer. So here, the first thing he says that we know so I recommend Amber Rose when we are telling you the combat the news of the rowsell man is that b2b for these stories that we are relating to you is for your hearts to be confirmed. You said b2b heat for adek so the purpose of reading this is for your hearts to be confirmed throughout these encounters that you may be hearing
or seeing or, you know, dealing with that hopefully inshallah, to Allah, it's something that will allow you to be resilient and come back from you know, that sadness or those emotions, being emotionally distraught at certain times, by the permission of Allah subhana wa tada and by you taking the proper means while you were here and live, to make sure that it is a means for you, to strengthen you and those around you. So when reading the stories of these prophets, as was mentioned, with the Prophet sallallahu, I knew he was sending them that it strengthened him throughout his mission, and that ultimately goes back to your ultimate purpose, knowing and having
certainty and acknowledging that purpose. Then after that Allah subhanho wa Taala. When he says here after that he says what jacket he had he Yanni castles were jacket he had he
were more able to crawl and walk meaning so three things that you mentioned that these three things that this story that this that these stories are the profits come from that the goal of them what we should get from them. The first thing is truth, the truth from Allah subhana wa Taala that all of this took place. And then all of this is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and help that he is the truth and he brings nothing but the truth. So understanding that these stories are truthful events that took place in human history. That's the first thing and when to understand that this is not something that is make believe rather it is something that actually took place. And from there, we
understand that this truth is something that we can ask ourselves a question to further strengthen our hearts, then after that is in an instruction and admonishment. So when we see certain messages and when Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions the stories of certain people that he may not be pleased with, and the stories of those who he is pleased with from the unsought a sad opponent a well known, for instance, minimal hygiene and one unsought when we see the characteristics of the more hygiene and the unsought How are they, the companions, take instruction from that, look at yourself and ask Where do I stand in regards to this. And then after that Allah subhanaw taala says, will be cut off.
And it is a reminder, throughout all of this, we're going to fall short. Many of us understand the fog of aboubaker, you know that he was the most beloved to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And when we see these characteristics, within the companions within the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, we know that this is a preferable thing. It's preferable to pray in the middle of the night, for example, but we may fall short of that, in this beautiful month of Ramadan, we may fall short of not taking advantage of one of the odd nights of the last two nights of Ramadan, there are many things that we as mankind will fall short in implementing that to the best of our ability.
That's why it's important to do as you are doing it and tuning in and listening to the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it's a remembrance reminder for a certain group of people. There have been many times each and every one of us, each and every one of us have tried to say something good or remind someone about something good. But you see, at that moment, it may not affect them, they may not listen to your message. But this message is a loss of power. And Allah says is for the move, meaning it's for the believer, it's for the ones that have voluntarily submitted themselves. It's for the ones that are trying their level best to have firm hearts. So when reading this verse, it's
important for us to understand that this religiosity, practicing Islam, if you will, coming closer to God, trying your best to show gratitude is a process it is not a one time event. And within that process, there will be bad days and there will be good days, but trusting a loss in handle with data. That is the key knowing Allah and trusting in Him and manifesting all the different aspects of worship. We see it manifested within the lives of the prophets and taking that as the best example, to keep our hearts for the last $1 keep our hearts from eyes beautiful message.
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it what's amazing about the Prophet slice alum and about use of it is Salaam is that use of it his salon in prison and on the throne was the same use of it he said on the profit slice I'm in Mecca and Medina was the same Prophet Mohammed slice of them in and Iraq and I'm listening rarely we see you to be from the excellent doers was what the prisoner said to use of it some and what the brothers said to you, somebody said when he was in when he was the king, so the fact that they maintain a consistency showed their hearts never changed. They were affirmed. They were certain. So the circumstances changed, but the certainty remained and so they maintained that that conviction
and that's the saw them through all of these different circumstances medical effects are have the doctrine of learning.
Baraka lofi Kuma Mashallah, it was beautiful because what do you think about what you were saying related to
you are who you are and should be who you are everywhere, inside or outside. And I am reminded that one of my teachers would often in her devout, make the devout Oh Allah, please allow our insights to match our outsides and our outsides to match our insights. And that will be who we are always and true to you, y'all Allah, Allahu amin, once you have the lowest talking about gamma callable club and the turning of hearts and house, the panelists, sometimes we know people or even within ourselves, that we have these ups and downs and waves and the heart turns and can turn quickly. And so the draw is yellow, please, the bits could open or keep our hearts firm on your path on lahoma I
mean, martial law, and inshallah that's hopefully a good segue to to the verse that I hope to cover, which is in verse 18, of suited use of, and there are two main concepts in that suta that I that I hope we get to discuss the first and they come together, it says for sub rune jimmied will love when was done, we're on the phone.
So first I'll cover for sobral and Jimmy, because here, say Apple, the father of Satan, the use of is now the backdrop here is he's been told by his other sons that use of has been eaten by the wolf and it's taken away. And the first thing he goes to is to say for sub Ron generally,
a beautiful is a is saying a beautiful patience.
And when we think about what that means, if you would just reflect for a moment on a beautiful patience, that must mean that there are other forms of patience to
and subid patience has many levels, then it's like shades of colors on a spectrum, right different shades of color. And so not all patients is necessarily beautiful or jimmied. And so the scholars explained that a beautiful patients is one in which there is no complaining to the creation and only complaining to the Creator, Allah subhanaw taala that we don't seek sympathy from other people. Of course, it's a right if other people comfort us and tell us it's going to be okay that's different from actively seeking out sympathy of others. Rather we take it directly it will take our our complaints directly to Allah azza wa jal, but if you have a complaint, you take it directly to him,
how exactly how save milliamp loop said a little further in the suta, where he says in the shcool, but the Hosni Illa literally translated as I complain to Allah. And someone might ask, what is complaining to allow me? Is that even a thing? Is that allowed to complain to Allah? And the answer is yes, just like completely occluded, we're allowed to complain to Allah in a positive manner. Okay, so what does that mean? It means that we don't question the wisdom of a loss of power without that's often
as to say, we don't say things like, Oh Allah, why are you doing this? Why me? No, that's called the RTL, which is basically refuting Allah's wisdom. We don't do that, rather, a schoot or the Chautauqua of complaining to Allah means you express your grief to Allah, you're like, you know what happened. And it is causing me grief. So you try to elicit sympathy from people but from Allah Subhana Medina, and this is what say, naiop is doing here. And so when he says about when he says for subduing jimmied, this beautiful patients, it's because he's complaining and talking directly to Allah subhanaw taala. Because there's different kinds of patients. There's also, you know, the kind
of patients that many of us may have, but there may be a worldly benefit at the end of it. Like this concept of delayed gratification. And I have to say, if anybody knows the concept of delayed gratification, it's physicians.
I personally studied 15 years to become a physician. It's like hytrust, in my case, you know, after 19 studies, and that's a lot
on time, and when you talk to most doctors or physicians, when you ask them, How do you get through all those years of rigorous study and clinical work, it's exhausting years of training. And they'll say, there's a payoff at the end, job stability, financial prestige, whatever it may be. But you see, all of those things are doing yearly pay offs. And we don't want our patients to just have a dunia based payoff, we want to make sure that our work is whatever it may be, is accepted by Allah subhanaw taala, because we're dedicating that inshallah it's for the dunya and akhira. But if Allah Spanish Allah gives us the doing on our hands, it gives it to us in our hands, but it's never in our
hearts. And so back to this concept of a beautiful patients or suburban shimmied the highest level of patients, it's because we know that the reward is not in the dunya, the reward is with Allah subhana wa Tada. And the word subid. to restrain or to withhold means to hold back. And it's difficult because when you think about the word subid, it's a lack of action. And when something happens to you, that's difficult, you want to take action, if some if you're upset, your blood is boiling, you want to do something about it, say something about it. And yet you're being taught to exercise subud are patients to hold back to restrain back. And this is where the profits of the
lives that have said that the strong person is not the one of physical strength. The strong person is the one who can restrain themselves when they are angry. And that is the true test of strength.
And so that is also with the mundane. It's not just with when you're angry, it's even the every day. It's the routine. It's the chores and the working to feed your family and the cooking everyday and taking out the garbage and reminding your kids to pray five times a day and yourself.
That to require is a beautiful patience, because the attention is with a loss of penalty honor, even if the people or situations around you frustrate you.
And it's not just those things that it's not just anger, it's also at a time of calamities. So that is also at the time of calamities where we say in the law, he was in the ilahi Roger Irwin from Allah we've come into a lover return. And so that is when you lose a loved one that's very difficult on myself whilst uncle just this morning we make to offer him so panela. And when you think about the second part of what saying I'll put here saying after he says for supper when jimmied he says we'll log in with Sarah and or either mark or sukoon. And Allah is the one I'll turn to for help against what you've described, because he knows, he knows that his sons are not telling the truth,
he senses something is off with a story. But what is he to do? How was he to get his son use of fak there's a certain level of vulnerability there a helpless is that a hopelessness but a helplessness of how do I get used to back so he turns to Allah subhanaw taala in hopes of finding Yusuf and it reminds us that we're never alone. As believers, we're never without help. And this is where the profits are the lies that says whoever turns to allow for help Allah will be sufficient for him. And whoever asks a lot, so much for protection, Allah sufficient for him.
But let's just be clear, I just want to be very clear here that when we say turn to Allah alone for help, it doesn't mean that we can't seek help from others or suffer that were meant to suffer in silence alone. Actually, it also means an important to understand that a loss product on the put on says commonly the word psychedelic on that he's put in our power or subjugated help for us things for us, he put these things in our hope and eat reminds us
that you know taking precautions and help and what he's given us. So sometimes that might mean seeking help from other people, because Allah has allowed for those other people to be the means by which you get the help. Right. And I say this particularly in my role as a mental health professional, but this is really important that we remember that in our grief and in our sadness and difficulty sometimes we do need to actually seek out the means to get that kind of help and support
and inshallah to add to that is a form of seeking and depending on Allah alone and it does not negate seeking help from the people or the antidotes or the medications or the so on that Allah subhanaw taala has also created for us
and so I hope inshallah, in closing there that in thinking about this, that these two phrases for sovereign Janine and will love and will start on our two phrases that we should memorize and repeat frequently insha Allah and remember inshallah to turn to a last panel to Allah for that kind of help. And then sha Allah Allah, it will come through
so how I've never thought of stubborn Jimmy then the way you just mentioned my love Bless you. It's so easy to miss that there are other forms of subletter that are not beautiful and i think that
you know, somehow the most the most beautiful Southern Jamil sometimes is the one
That's just unspoken. Like, I know sometimes we will express our own subtotal by saying a southern demean, we hope it's subbaraj. I mean, but sometimes it's just this beautiful connection between you and Allah, where only Eliza knows what you're going through. And you, you bring that out in the most beautiful and most powerful ways. And you're doing that. And I really do appreciate those reflections as I come along.
From the learning any reflections you'd like to share?
It's really, you know, when looking at Yahoo, and no,
it was Apollo, you see how Allah subhanaw taala within the lives of the prophets brings the epitome of the situation, particularly the these are the sons of Yahoo, that were doing this. And, you know, sometimes we as Muslims, you know, when we may see someone's children act a certain way, you know, it's very important that we do not just have some type of assumption that would further influence the way that we deal with the father or the mother. You know, it's the kind of love when we see this reality with the profits, we know that the ultimate controllers with the loss of time with data does not alleviate us from our responsibility as parents as uncle's as community members, as neighbors,
but at the same time, we have to be sympathetic to the reality that, you know, the heart is something that is very tender, but at the same token, you know, Subhanallah, Allah subhanaw taala is ultimately in control when so when seeing you, you know, you can just picture you know, when the sun comes in, and he admits that, you know, he failed his class or something happened that he didn't anticipate for him
for several reasons, you know, you can just fix your lie, you know, just, you just have to say it, because what kind of stubborn is that of the seven of the family members? Because they know how to push your buttons, you know, they'll bring something out of you that no one else can. And that's where Subhanallah you know, at that moment, yeah, cool. Just, I can just picture Allah knows best you guys. So wouldn't you know, his real mother knows best. And the last point I'll make to the patient, very beautiful insight, mid level issue.
I'll share one thing so Palawan that maybe Dr. Donna you can close us out with on this.
I think that for a lot of people. There's only hardship and ease and that it's like two chapters. What I mean by that is that it might be that you're in a difficult situation. And then it seems like the door opens and then it shuts down. And then for you, that's finalities So for example, if I was in the case of use of tiny his salon, like okay, you know, I was put in a slavery and Okay, I was absolved from
you know, some accusation. But then at the same time, right when the door seems to be opening now I get thrown in prison. Like so at that point. Okay, so I guess I'm gonna die in prison. I feel like for some people, I know I struggle with it. I think a lot of people I mean, it's, it's like, a story can only be two chapters, like I'm in a bad chapter and so if I'm trying to open it, get to the next one, and then it shuts again then Okay, I'm just doing to have it shot. But this was like an ongoing, you know, story for us if it saddam, and you don't know what chapter of the story, your own story you're in right now. Right. And any advice that you can share with people in that regard in
terms of healing, how to see the light at the end of the second dark tunnel?
It's beautiful, Mashallah, I really love how you said, we don't know actually, what chapter of our own book we're in? Or even how long this book is? Is it a short book? Is it a long book? Is it how many chapters are in this books upon a lot, and I'm really reminded of how Allah subhanaw taala You know, when he tells us, you know, that in the manner through throughout and repeats it, it's it's a reminder, you know, with with hardship comes ease, it's a reminder that hardships, you know, are going to keep on happening. And it's not, it's not just one, it's a plural, I mean, they continue to happen in our life. And this is repeated throughout the end of the different kinds of trials and
tribulations, we, as humans are going to experience a different combination each person will have, and a reminder that this is part of Hiawatha dunya. It's this this abode of tribulation that we're in, it's it's not going to be like you said one chapter. And then it ends. It's actually a continuous number of tribulations that just pick up one after another. But with every one of those hardships, comes the ease, it's like, tucked inside of it literally. Because if the hardship comes, the ease comes to and sometimes we just have to look a little closer to see it or eventually, sometimes it lands on our heads panel, right? And sometimes you have to really like just trying to
discern what is that ease because Allah is promised. But he's also made it very clear that it's going to be one trial after another until we get to the athletes. And that's why it's such a difference. You know, that's that's why there's that's why the believer speaking of silvertone Jimmy that's why we have that beautiful patients through the tribulations of dystonia, because they will there will be many of them. And a child Well, we will get to that athlete and be pleased with our hisab you know, with our judgments and show up and available
Hello grant is that you know, ability to fly on the seat on straight to agenda and really, you know, everything we've dealt with here all these difficulties and tribulations and shelah maydel couldn't be worth it that in that moment there and the Day of Judgment we say it was all worth it.
After all, it's really at some point.
I mean, use of it his thumb when he ascended the throne, he remembered everything right, he went through the stages again. And it all makes sense when you get there. The reality is that most of us won't be will not will not go through the extreme hardship of use of it some nor end up in the high position of use of price I'm in this dunya It is truly that in Jenna
May Allah make us amongst the people of Jana, we do have the memory of what we struggled with, but not in a way that causes us distress in general. Like we do recall it but we don't recall it in a way that makes us sad in general, because we got a bad memory, there's no trauma and genda or remembrance of it in a way it's it's at that point it's 100 in 100 I remember when Allah got me through it as a means of bringing us gratitude to where we we have gotten so May Allah allow us to have these conversations in Genesis for those around and with our beloved Prophet sallallahu wasallam
I mean, zachman love it and I'm very, very beautiful insights really enjoyed your presence as always, unless parents I bless you, and Zack, my fat chef Abdullah for your subbrand jimmied with me every night. Bella Bless you.
As a doctor Vanya May Allah bless you.
I mean, please keep us in your class inshallah.
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