A Muslim’s Attitude During Times Of Difficulty And Calamities
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a specific type of people.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says In this ayah wamena nassima Buddha Lucha Allah have
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basically Allah subhanho wa Taala
is talking about
a certain type of people.
When it comes to the relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
They submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah have
and the scholars of tafsir explained the word heartful, this ayah to me in one of three things.
Her of means check.
Remember, last week, we talked about your pin. So these people, they don't have that certainty that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the provider and that Allah subhana wa Taala will take care of them at times when it's good, and a times when it seems to be bad, at times of ease, and at times of hardship.
So the word hard fear could mean check.
They have doubts in their hearts, they have unresolved emotions, they have unanswered questions.
Or some other scholar says the word harsh means the top of something.
And in that sense, in this ayah it would mean as if these people are on the cliff of a mountain.
And if something good happens to them, they're happy with Allah subhanho wa Taala. But when things get tough, they fall off this cliff hanger.
And this is why
Allah subhanho wa Taala said when I saw about two fitna in Colaba, Allah which he
when they are being tested, they turn on their face, and they turn away from Allah subhana wa Taala. And they start questioning and complaining about Allah subhanho wa Taala. Why is this happening to me? Where is the law from this? I've been making throughout all my life. Where's my dog going? Where's the law from what's happening in the world around me? Why doesn't he change the reality? Why do we have these tornadoes? Why do we have these disasters all around the world?
And the third meaning of life, it means they worship Allah subhanho wa Taala
and they love him only when things are going well.
When everything is good, they trust Alan, they love him.
But when things get difficult, they turn their back on our last panel.
So we need to understand where's the problem? Where's this coming from?
Why is this happening with some people and Allah subhanho wa Taala told us
That this three of these people, he said when when things are not good, they turn on their face. hasira dunya will
they lose this life and the life to come? Not only the law said, the alcohol Hassan and movie, Allah uses the word Christian the Koran, it says husen, cassara and Hassan
and the linguist said, the word strong is the ultimate form of loss.
There is no more loss than that because what else would you have as a future if you lose the Acura?
So let's, for the purpose of this football, try to dig deep into the problem, where is it coming from?
And how can we avoid that?
First of all,
we go through
personal difficulties in our lives. And when this happens, what do people do? When everything is good?
We get distracted.
But when things get tough, we turn to Allah subhanaw taala and we make dua
and Allah subhanaw taala even explained in the Quran, he said, The anally Giambi, I will call him an ocli that's upon Allah, you may do it while you're in your sight in bed. You make dry while you're sitting you make while you're standing you make dry in all your cases
and answer your door. You turn your back on him
as if you haven't made to her.
And if Allah subhanaw taala doesn't answer you.
You turn around and you start complaining about Allah. Allah where's my
Allah doesn't care about me anymore. I love doesn't love me. Where's his mercy?
That's the meaning when Allah subhana wa Taala said woman and Nessie Miyamoto Lucha Allah have. The problem is we don't understand the basics of our Deen. Yes, we live in the age of information. But when it comes to our Deen, this is the least that we study. This is the least that we care about.
We know how to make money.
We know how to do business. And we take courses and we take classes. But when it comes to the dean, we all know it.
And because we don't understand the meaning of this life, and we don't always understand
the reality of this life compared to the life to come. Hence we start now with aloha have, we only love Allah when everything is good? As if we are on that cliff of the mountain, when things get tough.
We forget about Allah.
And Allah subhana wa Taala told us in the Quran, if you read his total ambia so number 21 and number 35. Allah said when a blue come missionary will hire Hyeri sytner.
We test you. Listen carefully. We just do this life is nothing but a test. If you understand this, everything will fall in perspective.
says we test you both ways with things that you might think it's bad
and we will also test you by things that you think is good. Allah said it's fitna.
fitna means trial, hardship, tribulation, a test
and you have to pass that test. When you really understand
the following to act with Allah subhanho wa Taala says uncertain future. So number 8915 and 16. I want you to listen carefully and study this when you go home. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
listen Allah is going to talk about two scenarios. When Allah subhana wa Taala he says
Tests man, I'll use the word first. Before he said,
What's the form of the test Allah, Allah is gonna give you a life of ease, luxury and comfort. Then Allah subhana wa tada says,
that's how you perceive it.
This is the wrong understanding. When Allah gives you a life of ease and comfort, it doesn't mean that he's pleased with you. And he's ordering you, Alice testing you. What would you do with that life of ease?
As the brother was talking? Who is going to hell? Because Allah gave you and he denied others would you share? That's a test. It doesn't mean that he's pleased with you. Lie solokha.
Allah, Allah, Allah gives doesn't mean he's pleased, is testing you. What is he's testing me when he gives me his testing your gratitude. And that's why the prophets are teaching us if you go and read in certain number, so number 27 is number 19. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and this is, you know, the prophet.
Y'all empower me.
Give me the ability to be grateful, and to show gratitude for the blessings that you have bestowed on me.
That's the purpose of the dryer. That alone will empower you.
So that's amazing.
Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you a lot is expecting gratitude from you. Not the opposite. When you go and read in Salam Berliner 96 Rasul Allah is six and seven, Allah subhana wa tada said,
this is wrong in
man becomes a tyrant.
When Allah gives you, you say, I have it. I'm smart.
I made all of this. It's all about me. I don't need to lie anymore. You go and pray because you need them. I don't need you anymore.
So a lot this by giving. Second, Allah subhanaw taala said
when Allah subhanaw taala tries you by what? by tightening your provision. What does that mean? Taking a loved one from you. You lose a job, you lose your health.
You fail a test.
What happens? You know what we do? We turn our back on Allah.
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For me, it is happening to me. Your life you do this to me, I will pray all the time. I'll do all of this and you go
and nothing changes.
Then you turn your back on the line say?
Are you doing this to me? I'm a good Muslim. You shouldn't be doing this to me.
Are you teaching Allah subhanaw taala? How to deal with you.
I was in control. So in the second scenario, I lost this thing. What was this thing of patience? And this is the life of a Muslim. These two meanings are not my gifts. Is this thing of gratitude? Would you say thank you Allah and share what you have. Allah subhanaw taala tests you by denying
you become patient and you accept the father of Allah. You don't turn around and complain about Allah.
What is the loan I made? My
Allah doesn't care about me anymore. That's the case with so many people. Not only that.
I met normal times. He never listened to me. How many times have you disobeyed him and he gave you a chance.
This is really important to understand.
So the problem is
we some people are on that cliff. And they only love the law when he gives them. But when they go through trials and tribulations, they turn their back on them because they don't understand the meaning of this life. This life is meant to be a test. And Allah was discussing toys by giving. He's expecting gratitude by denying, he's expecting patience. This is very important.
And this is why the two main things that are left that I want to share with you on this football is we need to sit back and understand two things, two main things, what's the purpose of the door?
And what's the purpose of the difficulties that we come across in this life? If we understand this, everything will be put in perspective, and we will be winners in both lives. Otherwise, we'll be losers in both lives.
First of all,
what's the purpose of
it depends on how you perceive this life. If you are amongst those who Yaba de la la,
you will always think that means I ask a lot of data to change the reality around me right now, immediately. But Subhan Allah, if you're a true believer, and you go and study the door, in the Quran, and in the sooner you realize one common things in the door and the front and the sooner. What is that common thing in the door?
We don't ask Allah subhanaw taala to change the reality around us, because Allah knows what he's doing. And he's in control. It's not Mother Nature, as the fool you. It's a law who's in control.
I need to understand
that the purpose of the diet is not to change the reality around you. The purpose of that is that we are asked
to empower us to go through the difficulty and to overcome the test. That's the purpose of the door.
We ask Allah subhana wa Donna to give us forgiveness, to give us Toba to give us guidance, to give us help, to give us patience to give us even gratitude. As I told you, when you know Allah Subhana Allah was telling us you know and sorting them a bit I was there any an escrow now medical Lottie and M tala Yala empower me to show gratitude to you. That's the purpose of the DA I'll give you two analogies to understand the point.
First analogy, imagine it as a young man on board of a ship in the middle of the ocean. And then a storm hits a tornado, like what happened in our city.
And then the ship hit a rock and it was torn into pieces. And that young man is holding on to a piece of wood that's saving him.
Now, at that point,
you have to make
this is a time when you resort to Allah, a summit
and at that point, you're one of two either you're one of those
which is the topic of
everything is you the only and then when you need him you make
so what type of Tao would you make? You would say yeah, Allah, please. Immediately.
Yeah, I'm waiting for them.
Immediately Allah I want you to send me a helicopter to transfer me from this ocean to an island.
Your lunches the reality around me.
and you made the fire. Something that was cool. You can make this ocean dry right now. Y'all are making dry. Change the reality.
Would it happen?
No. will happen. You're not a Brahim.
You have been sending all your life. And now when the calamity hits, you want to be like Ibrahim
so you keep making. The helicopter will never show up.
And the ocean will not dry. You know, what would things change? The answer is no. What would be the reaction of that person who worships a lot on a cliff
is going to say,
where's the law?
Why didn't he dry the ocean? Where's the helicopter?
I'm gonna stop making. You know what? I'm gonna stop following this.
I will stop being a Muslim.
stop praying. And that shaitan coming to the question Allah subhanho wa Taala.
But what's the other scenario? If you are a true believer, what type of door would you make at that point? You will say, yeah, Allah.
Give me the patience and empower me to overcome this test.
Yala helped to save me.
That's the difference.
So what is the purpose of the DA not to change the reality around us. But it is to empower us to go through the test. Because it is a test. Whether you like it or not allow us to keep testing you. And this life is nothing but a test.
And we have different tests in our lives. I'll give you another analogy. Imagine if you're a student
and you're going through an exam. If you're a true believer, what type of die would you make?
guide me to understand the subject matter of this test. Yola helped me not to be nervous in this test
to be lazy
and pass this test.
But if you are the other person who
have what would you do? You would say Allah, I know it's a medical exam. It's a medical test, but your law change it to be a second grade math test for me now.
That will never happen.
Allow will never change the reality around you. Except in one case, would you like to know it? It's an Acura in general. When you submit to online dystonia, and accept the life as a test, Allah will give you what you want in general, the reality will submit to you.
You will have everything you want your law change this to me like that alone will give it to you, y'all. I need a helicopter right now. I would give it to you. Your house in general, will be a perfect
house men have a pearl 60 miles long.
You will be speeding without a ticket in your own house with a car.
It's unbelievable. Second thing that I want to share with you is what is the purpose of difficulty? Why does Allah subhana wa Taala put us through hardships.
You know, brothers and sisters, when things are good, when things are easy.
It's very easy for us to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala
Is that right? No, it's the opposite. When things are good, when things are easy, what do we do?
We enjoy our time.
And we think we deserve this. You move from a video game, to a movie,
to hang around with friends, to go into restaurants, to sleeping most of the time.
And you feel Allah is out of the picture. I made all of this. I deserve all of this will lie will lie he will lie he You don't deserve anything.
Your eyes are a gift from Allah. How do you use them?
How much would you sell me your eyes, you never work to earn your eyes. Everything is given to you. Your life is given to you.
Everything is from Unum subhanho wa Taala
and it should be used to please him not to please you.
So when things are good, it's all about me just chilling.
Just enjoying my time.
But when things get tough.
This is the time when we should go back to Allah. And you know what? It's very difficult at that point.
To get in good terms with Allah and to realize and have your opinion on even some of the names of Allah subhanaw taala. We all know that Allah subhanaw taala is Shafi
but when you are tested in your health, even when you are in the hospital,
With a terminal father or a terminal mother,
it's very difficult to grasp the meaning of Allah as a Shafi. We all know that
we all know that Allah subhanho wa Taala
is a healer to you.
Allah subhanaw taala is the healer,
bone, you're sitting at the hospital with your terminal mother and father, is it easy for you to accept a lot of Shafi?
Some of us have doubts. And this is a hard one, what is the law?
Choose the best for your father, your mother, alone will not change the reality. But Allah will empower you to be patient with the color of Allah. That's what we need to understand.
So Allah subhanho, wa Taala, tests you and tries you on your health, when everything was good,
you were happy.
But then when Allah subhanaw taala, tests your health, and you are in one of those beds at the hospital?
How do you feel?
All these friends that used to hang around with, they'll come to you with a movie? Would you like to watch the movie,
all these things that you were living for, they mean nothing to you now.
They will be you your favorite food, you can taste the food, you're sick, I don't want it. The car doesn't look good as the same as it used to be before.
Everything becomes meaningless. And the ultimate dream of your life would be I just want to get out of bed.
My ultimate dream is to walk again.
That's how would you feel.
But if you're amongst us,
you will make
and then when it doesn't happen, doesn't change that reality. What do you do?
What is the Give me my health back?
And then you turn your face on Allah.
Say, was it too much that he saw me very happy? Was he taking my house for me? Is this the way we should react to Allah? He's the one who gave you though. He can claim it back anytime.
to the patient. Who are they are?
When they are into the tribulation, when they are into the hardship. What do they do? They don't complain about the law, they turn to a law in
that's what comes out of their mouth. We belong to a law Allah gave me hope. He would claim it back at any time. Allah gave me a life. Allah give me a father and a mother. Allah give me a job. He wouldn't claim anything that belongs to him. I owe nothing.
I earned nothing I deserve nothing. in Manila, we belong to Allah.
At some point, we will return to Him and He will ask you, what are you grateful when I gave you? What are you patient when I tested you? This is the meaning of the life of a Muslim, holy holy had our stuff for a while.
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I will conclude with the last part of the AI.
Allah subhanho wa Taala said those who have checked those who have doubts about Allah subhanaw taala those who don't understand the deen and they know that this life is about these two meanings. Allah gives unexpected gratitude. Allah denies and expects patience and this life is nothing but a test.
We need to understand
That Allah subhanaw taala said those who have doubts, those who love and respect Allah and worship and submit to Him only when things are good. Allah said when a sabato fitna and he wanted to stop at the word fitna, Allah at the beginning said in our sama, who
will good happens to him when everything is good, but the opposite. He didn't say.
No, he said, Fine, a sabato fitna. And this is why you should stop at the Quran and understand deeply, every word is meant there. Because it's a test. The hardship is a test. It's not something bad. You might think it's bad at the moment while it's happening. But when you sit back two years later, six months later, five years later, you're gonna say, Yeah, when I got involved into that car accident, I turned back to Allah so what is the purpose of the difficulty?
It's to bring you back to Allah and make you closer to Allah.
That's what you need to understand. When things are difficult, it's men that Allah is giving you a wake up call come back to me, because I will be the one who will take care of you.
Allah said this in sorta rooms so number 30. And number 41.
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is not mother nature as the folio. Allah said because of our sins because of what we do. Allah gives us and we use what he gives us through to the word commit sins in llama Rahim Allah.
The last part that I said, Why? What's the purpose? Well, last thing as a tornado. One last example is sending us a storm, a hurricane, a flood. Why? Allah said Leo de como de la de
so Allah subhanaw taala is giving them a wake up, wake up. You've committed sins, you have turned your back to Allah, come back, come back, come back. I'm waiting for you. I don't need you. But I'm waiting for you.
He is the one to whom all the creation result at times of need, but he's in No need of his creation. Just come back to me.
When they might pick up the wake up call and come back to Allah. That's the meaning of the difficulty brothers and sisters. This is why that person who worships a lot on that cliff, when something good happens to them, it might not be is happy. When a sabato fitna, but when he is put into trial and tribulation, when he goes through a hardship in Canada, what does he do?
He turns on his face and Allah, Allah said, not only would he lose this life, because he's going to be leaving a miserable life, thinking that of Allah subhana wa Taala. But he would also lose the life to come. Why? Because Allah puts you as a believer in hardship. And he puts this believer at the same time and hardship, you're going through financial difficulty, that the same thing happens to this believer, but you know what? You're patient with the color of Allah. So Allah is rewarding you in this dunya, Allah will reward you and
you're going through hungry, through hunger, you are going through difficulty. What do you do as a Muslim as a believer, you accept the color of Allah, Allah is pleased with you, and Allah will reward you and Allah subhana wa Taala would send that tranquillity so you're winning this dunya and akhira wabasha Sabri but somehow not the other one who
will turn out to be a disbeliever is gonna say what is the law you know what normal normal salon
so you're losing and you're gonna be miserable in this dunya and you have nothing in the law.
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