Green Lane Masjid Winning Against The Odds
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my bad. My dear mothers, my dear fathers, my dear brothers and sisters Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu
would it be possible for us to share some of the space on this side of the masjid I know some of us are comfortable there. But it just makes it easier to balance looking between my right and my left to zachman O'Hara.
All praises are due to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We
praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we seek his assistance and we seek His guidance and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the
evil of our souls and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala chooses to guide the nun can misguide that person. And whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees misguidance upon them, none can guide him.
And I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, and that Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam is his final messenger.
As to what follows, I have been given a topic with a very interesting title again, and that title is winning against all odds. And when I thought about the appropriate way to tackle this particular talk, I couldn't think of anyone better to learn from and to share with you the lessons of this person, besides use of it, his Salah,
because you survived his salam, as we all know,
is a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala that faced constantly constant trials and tribulations
throughout most of his life, and with the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He witnessed ease after ease after ease after ease, it was a long period of ease after he passed the difficulties that faced him. So he is definitely a contender, and definitely one who won against all odds. So what I have done, it's impossible for us to share the magnanimous and plentiful lessons that we find in the chapter of use of alayhis salam in a 15 minute talk. However, what I've tried to do is extract some winning formulas, if I can call them that, some aspects of his life that definitely were a means of his success, and him winning against all odds.
So this is inshallah what we will take during the course of this particular lecture. So let's look at the story of use of Allah His Salam first and foremost when we look at this particular chapter, we find that Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed it just before the Muslim is migrated to Medina,
after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was rejected by his people in Mecca. After the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to five and was stoned and had his shoes filled with his bloods. sallallahu alayhi wasallam indeed a difficult time that the Muslim Ummah witnessed. It was a testing time. The companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were being persecuted. The properties were being taken from them. Without any right. It was a difficult time.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah revealed this chapter, at this time appropriately, to give the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the companions so lace to teach them, that those before you, they also faced a lot of odds, but they won against all those odds. And Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed the chapter of Yusuf alayhi salam. So such an appropriate place at an appropriate moment to give good hope in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the companions of the Allahu anhu.
So let's start by discussing something close to home. That is definitely from the formulas of success, and was definitely a means of use of AlLahi Salam winning against all the odds that he faced in his life. Because charity begins at home. So if somebody wants us to share with them, those formulas that will be a means of them, being that worthy citizen, in each and every society and community that that person lives in, being that contributor to every community that he or she lives in, we must start in the home.
So we learn that use of Allah He Sallam saw a dream, he saw a dream, a strange dream.
when he saw this dream, which consisted of the sun and the moon, and 11, stars bowing down to him, this was strange. Indeed, he was in a quandary, he faced a dilemma. But he knew where to go to get the answers. Why? Because he lived in a home where parental upbringing was at its peak was done to its best, he knew who his hero was, his hero was his father.
So this is the first lesson of servants of Allah, that if you want to be a person, or if you want your child to be a person
that will stand up against all odds, and be that was the citizen that contributed to society in a positive way. Don't forget the title of this conference, right? We speaking about Muslims in the West, how to flourish, how to thrive, how to succeed, know and understand our servants of Allah, and oh, children of Adam, that it all begins at home use of Allah He Salam was not confused as to where should I go to get this answer? He was getting guidance in the highest form from his father. This is my point of direction from now. And he went to his father and relayed the dream immediately.
How does he address his father? with amazing character, amazing conduct amazing speech patterns? He says, Yeah, Betty. So Pamela, oh, my dear father.
So this teaches us that this young boy got magnanimous lessons in a HELOC and character whilst he was in the home of his father.
So if you want a child that's going to win against all odds, survive the adversities of society, then know and understand the servant of Allah, that it begins with you, passing on to them as luck, good character, how to speak, when to speak, how to address follow family members.
Right? And because Yaqoob was doing this, he was already his teacher in the eyes of use of Allah, his Salah today, what do they use? Do when they have a question that they cannot answer?
What do they do? Is it immediately that they tend to share Google?
We don't want to say happy the hola
or do they come to you or mother and father in the home?
This is the first question we have to ask. And if we cannot answer this question, know and understand that you have not done right by your child, you haven't you are not preparing them to be that worthy citizen of tomorrow, that worth he contributed to society tomorrow, you have not done that. So he turns to his father and says, Yeah, Bertie, oh, my dear father, know and understand that there are 10 ways in which you can address your parents in the Arabic language 10 ways and the softest of them, as agreed to by the LMR of Arabic language is to place a tag at the end of Yeah.
So he releases this dream to his father
and his father, who practices what he preaches. responds to his son in the most beautiful of ways as well. He says, Oh, my dear son,
Yeah boo ne La la la. He doesn't call him by names
that a Muslim should not be known by, like brat, like Roscoe, like shavon stickler, I think, isn't it make sure you don't have shaytans in your home, bring up your children properly. He called him My dear son because indeed he was a dear child. He was a dear child. And he advised him last year, Allah aquatic Yaqoob understood he was a prophet of Allah. He understood from this dream that Allah has something great in store for my child. So he said to him, don't release this dream to your brothers, for your key do like a Qaeda, otherwise they will plot and plan against you. But look at Yaqoob Alayhi Salam in his complexity as a father in his ability to teach. He completes the
statement by saying in a shavon, and in sunny Idaho movie.
So panela he said, Indeed, shavon is a clear enemy to mankind. He's teaching his son that yes, your brothers may plot against you, but no one understand that it's not their fault.
Don't be too hurt by these people who you see as your protectors, as those that love you, as those that may advise you. This can be turmoil for a child, that someone who they take as closest to them can turn against them. And here My father is telling me who I trust with my whole life that these brothers who I respect dearly will do this to me jacoba Lee Salaam, in his complexity as a dad, as a father teaches his child that it is not them. Oh, my dear son. shavon is a clear enemy. It will be as a result of the work of chiffon and voila he used to violate his Salaam remembers the lesson of his father. Throughout the story, until when the family is reunited, and Yusuf Alayhi Salam is in
his 40s as explained by some of the LM after seal, and the unite and use of Allah He Salam explains in a little bit
of detail what happened before. He doesn't say when my brothers cause disunity between us. He said after Shere Khan caused me to become disunited with my brothers, La ilaha illa Allah, when he learned that story, have we read use of Allah, his era, the chapter of use of right at the end, he says meme by the naza shavon benei. verbena, La Ilaha Illa Ma. He's telling his father, the same lesson he received before he attained the age of seven. Some of the remember of Tafseer said he was abducted before he was seven years old. So yeah, Cooper alayhis salam gave this boy universal values within the seven years of his life that allowed this boy to win against all odds, even in the home
of those that were isolated La ilaha illAllah Amazing, isn't it? We'd say a jeep. normativa Jeep? Well, angiopathy Daddy, it's strange, but it shouldn't be strange, because this is the way of a believer so jacoba his solemn commands his son to something and he understands that this is confusing for my child, so he makes it clear for him that this is the work of shavon today as parents
we have a problem. And that problem is, in most cases, we only know how to command towards something or Command against something.
We only have the ability to tell the child to do and don't do if I was classified
as a llama
right. Do and don't do don't play in the sun. Wear your hat don't eat that sit here do this commanding that's all we do. We never explain why we don't respect the intellect of this child enough jacoba salaam here is respecting the intellect of young use of and he's explanatory in his answer. He's explanatory in his in his answer don't say don't relate to your dream for these people will protect against you. You see, he explained himself. So panela Gemma urbaine el amor what Tallinn? For those who are studying.
He wasn't surely isn't it? The Judas predict methodology. He gathered between a command and giving the reason for the command and then he didn't stop there. He caught he calmed the fears of use of either his salah and it didn't stop there. He knew that my son would be really confused right now. That okay shaitaan is a means of this happening but these are my brothers. The CFO continues and says Walker then he creates the V Corp book while you're a limo mentor wheeling a howdy while you matter who la
Or Allah earlier. cohb Kama atoma Allah awakening herbal, Ibrahima wise ha, La Ilaha Illa Ma. He tells Yusuf Ali salam, my dear son, don't worry, don't be in despair. This is how Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to complete his favor upon you, the Ilhan Omar, he describes the difficulty as a means by which Allah subhanho wa Taala will complete his favor upon use of just as Allah did with regards to the forefathers of use of Ibrahim and his heart. So Yusuf Alayhi, salam, this young boy, he's taking on a lot, isn't it? I mean, look at the reality of this message. This is a great message. And at that time use of did not know he was going to be abducted. It happened. Right, the
Quran doesn't teach us that use of relate the dream, the abduction happened? irrelevant, right. But look at the lessons that Dr. Cooper Elisa imparted with this boy. So lesson number one, charity begins at home. If you want to win against all odds, prepare your child for that. build them, a strong foundation assures a strong completion. Make sure that you make your child before you send them out of the home, or send her out of the home before you send them to school, where they will be exposed to a range of other things and range of other ideas. Right. Yesterday there was a talk about identity crisis. So Pamela, look at use of it. He said, I'm getting a lesson in understanding who he
grew. He is La Ilaha Illa. Allah is in iacobelli salam telling him that you are a son of a prophet. And your forefathers were Ibrahim and his half they were prophets as well. So even though you're going to go out of the home, by the age of seven, you live the remainder of your life not doubting your identity, not doubting your roots, knowing who you are. So panela this is we must ponder over the verses of the Quran are servants of Allah, we must ponder, deliberate thing. Why did he say this? And why did he say that? And what does he mean by this? jacoba he said, I'm telling you, my dear son, you will be a prophet, son of a prophet, son of a prophet, son of a prophet, and this is
the reality of Islam and he said, our use of ebony Abu even is half Ebrahim and he was Allah
Subhana Allah, honorable one, the son of an honorable one, the son of an honorable one, the son of honey Rama, Ibraheem alehissalaam as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the cinema, so here jacoba salam prepares his child, let's see if I understand who he is, do not ever doubt your identity, know your values, because people will recognize you through your values. And if you look after your values as a believer, then no one understand that you have comprehensive laws surrounding you, that will keep you afloat, keep you in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala keep you winning against all odds throughout the course of your life. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us
the ability to bring up our children in the way that iacobelli surrounded with use of Allah. He said, I mean,
lesson number two.
If we study the chapter of use of alayhis salam in detail,
we find a commonality. And that commonality is in the form of use of alayhis salaam being mentioned, as being from amongst the good doers, those who do good deeds, use of it, he sat down when he was in the prison, and he was approached by
the inmates, and they requested him to interpret the dream for them. What did they say at the end? In naraka, minomycin. Indeed, we see you from those that do good. The women of the city, when the king question them, about use of Allah, his Salah, and about why he is in prison, they all bow witness to his chastity and they bore witness to the fact that he as well is from the doers of could Subhana Allah
Subhana Allah, know and understand from this are servants of Allah, and all children of Adam, that if you want to win against all odds, look after the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala look after his laws, Allah subhanho wa Taala who created us, who knows us better than we know ourselves? La ilaha illa Allah, imagine a person creates a vehicle. He creates a vehicle Mercedes Benz produces a vehicle and when you purchase the car, the place in the cubby hole, a book, which tells you how to operate the vehicle.
Right, but you feel I know better. I know better.
Start the car how I want to drive the car how I want, right? I know better, what will happen? Who knows the car better you are the manufacturer of the vehicle. The manufacturer, isn't it? That's what the manufacturer shares with you and instruction manual. So who knows us better servants of Allah? Where did we come from? From Allah subhanho wa Taala He created us and he knows us better than us. He has sent prophets and he has revealed books for us to take guidance and understand how to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala how to worship Allah subhanaw taala today people worship Allah how they want, how they went in they say it's worship of Allah, no servants of Allah. You worship
Allah how Allah taught you to worship Him. If you could worship Allah how you wanted to Allah subhanho wa Taala wouldn't have been prophets wouldn't have revealed books, isn't it? So that the future is good, but it's two units of prayer.
If somebody tells you that I want to perform Sadat and fudger as three rakaat Salah is good, making sujood is good. How can you say it's bad I'm putting my head down for Allah subhanho wa Taala I'm even sincere. I'm doing it for the sake of Allah. We say your action is rejected, null and void. Manila MLM laser, Elisa morona for whoever, that whoever does anything that is not from our instruction is rejected. The instruction of a lion is a lawsuit. And that is why the reality of a believer is that when Allah subhanho wa Taala and is Rasul command towards something or against something we say Sameera now, we have heard and we have obeyed. We don't feel that we have a choice
in the matter.
We don't feel that we have a choice in the matter. Allah subhanho wa Taala said, American and a million minutes in either out of a la hora Sulu amre akula homeodomain ambrym that it wasn't for a believing male and a believing female. Then when Allah subhanho wa Taala or his prophet commanded towards something that they felt, you know what? We have a choice in the matter. Let's see what happens how we feel the next day. If it suits us, we'll follow it. If it doesn't suit us will reject it law. This is not the way of a believer. This is not the way of a believer This is the way of those who just believed as Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Al Baqarah. Amina keytab, what's a
Corona Bebo? He's addressing those who have just believed and he has told them? Do you believe in part of the book and deny part that which suits you you accept and that which you don't agree with you try to edit and change. We will never ever be able to change the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala has taken it upon himself to protect the revelation Alhamdulillah However, today we see in the activities and actions of the believers they intend
to change the Quran, whereby they contradict the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala they contradict the law of Allah subhanahu wa tada Aki masala zakka. Allah commands us towards the establishment of salah and the paying out of Zakah. But look at the state of the oma today with regards to Salah. Look at the state of the oma today with regards to zakka Subhana Allah, they literally consider visakha that they're supposed to give out as their money. Little do they know that when Allah revealed this verse, it was not your money. It was just there for safekeeping in your account. It never belonged to you. It was never yours. And that's why I tell people when you're working out your
amount, take 2.5% out of there, and don't even look at it. Consider it as gone. It's not yours. It's for the poor person. But today, people feel they have a choice in the matter.
Right, we have a subhanho wa Taala protect us all. So to win against all odds are servants of Allah and oh Children of Adam, we must be from amongst those who do good deeds. So let's speak about good deeds a little bit. Because many people are looking for this formula of happiness, the formula of happiness, isn't it? Nobody says we're looking for the formula of depression. Is anybody saying that? That you know what? We are so happy in life. It's about time we came, we became depressed.
Please pass on to us the formula for depression. nobody's saying that everybody's looking for happiness and contentment. And voila, here are servants of Allah. Oh Children of Adam Yusuf Alayhi Salam teaches us that no matter what difficulty you're going through, no matter what odds you facing, you can be the happiest person on the face of the earth. Because happiness is granted to the one who does good deeds. Let me share with you a verse in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala have we not read? where Allah subhanho wa Taala said,
Men amela saw the
Allah subhanho wa Taala says that the one who does good deeds, please note good deeds from both the males and the females. Well who am I mean that is the condition and they are believers of Mercy's philosophy and no higher Eva we, for those people, we will give them a happy life, a life of resilience, a life of contentment, a life of pleasure, a life of peace. Isn't that what we're looking for? We're all looking for this life. And Allah is telling us in the Quran, whoever does good deeds, and they are from the believers then for them is this life in this world, and in the year after Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We will reward them with something better than they used to
do, which is gender. We Allah subhanho wa Taala makers from the people of gender.
So that's the formula of happiness.
What's the formula of depression
that we're trying to run away from people say we depressed? We have anxiety, we popping Prozac.
Some people are smiling a very famous drug isn't it?
We depressed right?
What is that formula that can take us out of depression? I shared it with you it's in doing good deeds. But what causes depression and anxiety and trials and tribulations and sadness and narrowness as if life is restrict for Suppan Allah, what causes that are servants of Allah? Let me release to you verses from the book of Allah subhana wa tada that makes this manifest.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
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ilaha illa Allah subhanho wa Taala says in these verses, Allah subhanho wa Taala says women are older and Vickery that a person who does not do good deeds, they are turned away from the Quran. They turn away from the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then for them marisha Tom banca they will have a life which is narrow a life which is restricted a life of depression, a life of trials and tribulation, La ilaha illa Allah and it doesn't end they are servants of Allah. Allah says on a shoe who
Allah says that they will be resurrected on the day of piano blind Subhan Allah, so this person could see in the dunya and now in the era, he is blind. So what does he do? He asks Allah subhanho wa Taala Bala De Lima hasha mutiny
to Buffy era. He says, Yeah, Allah, oh my hub, How come you've resurrected me blind, but I lived a life while I could see Allah subhanho wa Taala will respond by saying, Allah.
Allah will say,
tuna, just as our science came to you, our messages came to you. lessons were taken note of by you, you heard lecture upon lecture jumeau. Upon Juma message upon message, reminder upon reminder, Fernando Sita, but you forgot about them work However, alikhan neoma tussah for Casa de kayama tonsa thus today, you will be forgotten La ilaha illa Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us or servants of Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant his death while he's pleased with us. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala raised us on the day of the AMA, whilst we see and bask in the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, this is the second formula or servants of Allah, for us to make sure
that we win against all odds, look after the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala look after the boundaries that Allah subhanho wa Taala has set for you know that halal starts at one point, and it ends at one point and when you go over that boundary you enter into Haram. And that's why when Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about that which is permissible. He says tilaka Whoa, dude, Allah for Allah to do that these are the boundaries of Allah do not transgress those boundaries. Because the moment you transgress, you enter into Haram. And when he speaks about Haram, Allah says, tilaka, who do the law
fala zakharova Subhan Allah, He says these are the boundaries of Allah so don't even go near them. Allah doesn't say don't reach its level don't even go near them. So look after the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala and inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala will make you from amongst those that win every time and from amongst those that intergender was Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam look at use of Allah His Salam Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw him on the night of mirage. And he said, I met him on the third heaven. And indeed, he had half of all beauty. So he is basking in gender and paradise. He had difficulties, but he won against all odds. May Allah subhanho
wa Taala make us from them. I mean,
oh servants of Allah, and oh, children of Adam, a very important point that needs to be addressed as well. And this point, is in relation to trials and tribulations that we will face as human beings, because from the formula of winning, against all odds,
is the recognition that Allah subhanho wa Taala will test us the recognition and understanding that we will be tested.
And when we understand this reality, we understand the formula to survive this test, which is a subject, which is patience. So allow me for this next lesson to talk a little bit about patience, and about trials and tribulations. Look at the story of use of alayhis salam. If we discuss Yaqoob alayhi salam, as a father, he lost a beloved child. And towards the end of the story, he lost two other children, three children he lost. That was a great test, a great test for law, he.
And if we look at Yusuf Alayhi, salam, he was abducted from the home of his father, what a great trial thrown into a well, another great trial, taken and sold as a slave when he was not a slave, a great trial moved from one country to another, he is in a totally strange, different country. Another test, then, being bought by Ida laters.
Those who associate partners with Allah Subhana, WA tada and having to be under their control for the rest of his life. Another test, then, being seduced by the minister's wife, a great test, then being seduced by the women of Egypt, another great test La ilaha illa Allah, are we counting
and then being thrown into prison when he was totally innocent? Another test to panorama test after test after test after test after test, no one understand or servants of Allah, that is the son of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he will test you. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Al Baqarah. In the second Jews, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, oil and
mineral oil, why Napa? Nina Allah
Allah subhanho wa Taala affirms and says, understand that you will be tested. It might be a test in regards to life. It might be a test with regards to financial standing or material well being. It might be minor in that you wanted something and you didn't get it. It might be major, but knowing understand that you will be tested. And what's the correlation was suberb Allah subhanho wa Taala at the end of promising us that he will test us he says abashiri saw beating and glad tidings to those who are patient who are those who are Allah, Who are the patient ones, Allah subhanho wa Taala says lezzy either.
Allah says they are those, that when they when they are afflicted with a calamity and a difficulty callooh they say in
in a Raji rune, they say indeed we are from Allah and unto Allah We shall return.
What does Allah subhanho wa Taala reward these people with? What does Allah say?
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be him or Ashima Allah says indeed for them is Salawat is salutations and rush Ma and mercy from who from Allah subhanho wa Taala La ilaha illa Allah from Allah Subhana
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do, and these people are servants of Allah, the guided ones. These people are those that are successful. We are most proud of who autonomy comes from amongst them. So know and understand or servants of Allah that we will be tested. Yusuf Alayhi Salam was tested jacoba he Salam was tested the MDR and he was salat wa salam before us were tested. Allah subhanho wa Taala tested Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the greatest of all prophets was tested. His shoes were filled with his blood, giving out this Heck, this invitation towards the heat. He was also tested. They were sanctioned in the valley for years and years and years. He was tested for companions of the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam were tested. But nobody renounced Islam La ilaha illAllah people who were worshipping idols yesterday, and today they were they accepted this Eman And this Islam and this message and Allah shook them was Zulu. Allah shook them and they proved the presence of the Imam. They prove the presence of the man. They didn't say yeah Allah Why are you doing this to me? Yeah, Allah I'm making dua. Why are you not answering my dua? Yeah, Allah, we learned that you are merciful. Where's the mercy Subhana Allah This is what some people say.
Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from uttering these words.
mean right. They never said this. They understood that Allah subhanho wa Taala said Alif Lam Meem has he been known as a youth Roku? Amanda rahula afternoon. They understood that Allah subhanho wa Taala said any flower meme has Ibanez does mankind thing.
You throw food that they will be left just like that a coup. Because they mean he said we believe ternoon and they will never be tested. What does Allah subhanho wa Taala say? Allah subhanho wa Taala says, while
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the being found Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says indeed we tested those before them for Allah yar lemon, Allahu la Vina Sadako so that it can become apparent and manifest womb from them have truly believed when I elemental Caribbean and it will be made clear home from amongst them have disbelief. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from the people of Sabah I mean, no one understand some ground rules or servants of Allah, that Allah subhanho wa Taala will never test you more than you can handle. Allah subhanho wa Taala will never burden you more than you can handle law you can live Allahu Allah which Allah Allah will never ask you to do that which you cannot do. And it is your
Eman in Allah subhanho wa Taala that should make this verse manifest in you when you go through a test when you are being tested. Sit down and understand that from the outset, I am capable of passing this test if I was not capable Allah subhanho wa Taala would not have given me this test. Your belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala should dictate that you say these statements to yourself. The worst thing you can do is undermine yourself say I'm weak. I can't manage. Why Allah don't question Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah sets the rules and he doesn't have to play by the rules. Don't question Allah subhanho wa Taala he is Rob blaze that he will Jelena Allah hadal kahar.
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No one will question Allah subhanho wa Taala about what he does, but we we will be questions so no one understand that first and foremost, they know and understand are servants of Allah, and oh Children of Adam, that either have been Allah who hadn't Allah, that if Allah subhanho wa Taala loves you. He will test you.
Allahu Allah, if Allah loves you, he will test you. I'm not saying that you should make dua to be tested. No, we shouldn't do that. We should seek a loss protection from tests from being tested. And if we are we should seek Allah subhanho wa Taala assistance in passing the test. But know and understand that is not as ABD. It's as if you disbelieve in Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because just like in the dunya we always like examples which are closer to our minds. When you write your GCSE all levels and you pass that test. Don't you have better opportunities?
And then when you write your A Levels and you pass that test, don't you have great opportunities as well? You do, isn't it? And then you go to university and when you pass there, you have great opportunities. Think about it like this, when you pass the test of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Loss of Hannah who attalla increases for you your agenda. He makes bigger for you Your paradise. He wants to give you higher and goodness. So panela and that's why the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala is not something that we can comprehend. Right? So this is how you should understand it that Allah is testing me because he loves me because he wants to give me a greater prize. Have we not heard the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he said that a thorn does not prick the son of Adam, except that Allah uses it as a means to expiate his sons.
We Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us this understanding. So don't understand this are servants of Allah, that to win against all odds, understand that you will be tested and to pass all those tests understand that you need sober because sober is half of a man, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Agia polyamory mean, that the situation of the believer is strange is ajeeb Why is it achievable Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because when Allah subhanho wa Taala gives him what he wants, he's thankful.
And that is good for him. And when Allah subhanho wa Taala tests him by not giving him what he wants, he's patient, and that is good for him as well. Hi, Lola, all I can rely on me, but most of mankind know not. May Allah subhanahu. Allah grant us the understanding. I think I've got about five minutes to go. And I'll just share with you one last lesson I wanted to share with you two, one was with relation to never losing hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala. But we spoke about that during selected surgery today. Right? So for those who
want to hear that talk, it's available on the green light Masjid, streaming channel online, I think it's uploaded. So inshallah you can listen to those points on that future reminder that we did this morning. So let me jump to the next point. The next point oh seven of Allah and oh Children of Adam. And I want you to take this point home. And I've deliberately placed it right at the end, is because it's related to a plague that we find encompassing society.
And this is found in the story of use of Alayhi Salam as well.
If we look at the life of use of Allah He salam, we find that he was a very forgiving person. He always forgave. He forgave the minister's wife. He forgave the women of the city. He forgave his brothers. He was very forgiving. He wasn't sitting down and depressed and worried about what people are doing to him. He was not concerned about what others thought of him or did to him. He was concerned about himself and his relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. As long as I am looking after the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala, I will be fine. He asked one of the inmates in the prison to mention him to the king, to tell the king of his situation the inmate forgot, he didn't do so.
And use have stayed in the prison for so many years. And when the king saw his dream, and this person came running back to the prison to find use of so use of could explain that dream, Yusuf Alayhi Salam was forgiving, you suffer a Salam did not complain. He was positive. He not only interpreted the dream, but he also gave solutions for the king to use to survive the testing period that was in front of him Allah Allah hi lava are servants of Allah. Listen to the story.
It's a famous story found in Surah Noor and it will teach us again the importance of forgiving our fellow brothers and sisters today we hold grudges well law here we hold grudges, and we need to be forgiving, and we need to start loving one another and stop second guessing one another. We need to stop this. This is a means of our failure. This is a means of making us lose against the odds and not win against the odds. At the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they were coming back from a journey and it was the Sunnah and way that they would have a person riding a few meters behind the army so that if anything fell off from the caravan, the sweeper would pick it up and take
it to Medina.
So one day Safari Safari when he was traveling, he was the sweeper and as he went forward, he saw
somebody in the distance and as he went closer, he realized that it's a shot of the lava and so he came off his mount she mounted on and he walked back to Medina with her.
When the hypocrites saw this, they immediately started rumors and accused the HR of the allow her and her of things which do not defend her and we don't have to even mention it because we know the story is very famous. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tested I shall have the Allahu Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala did not reveal her innocence immediately. It lasted over a month, isn't it? And then Allah subhanho wa Taala
revealed verses that will be recited till the Day of Tiana honoring a Sharia law but
Allah subhanho wa Taala said la Sabu, Shara LA, Bella, Panama. In surah Noor Allah subhanho wa Taala tells them tells Ayesha don't think that this was bad for you what happened in these days when you didn't know what was going to happen? The home of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was shaken, the home of Abu Bakr was shaken, and you are waiting for a large revelation to come and it was delayed to the test, isn't it? What did Allah tala don't think that it was bad for you? It was good for you because she passed the test. So one of the relatives of Abubakar he fell prey to these rumors, and he agreed with the rumors. Mr.
And when Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed the innocence of eyeshadow the Allahu and her, Abubakar became upset, very upset. And Abubakar used to spend out of his money on Mr. Because it was his relative and he was poor how many minutes we have left. Okay.
So Abubakar became upset, did he not have a right to be upset? Did he not have a right so major accusation and after I've been supporting you for years, so aboubaker beta promise never ever to spend on Mr. End of story. Ties cut
he had every right to be angry.
But what happened?
Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed verses Allah subhanho wa Taala said or Allah yeah totally all for believing was
Nigeria nahi Sabi nila pan Allah, Allah said it was not for the person of honor meaning Abubakar was sir and financial standing to make a promise never to give charity
to who? To those who are poor, meaning Mr. To those who migrated from Mecca meaning Mr. supanova Luca, Allah is telling Abubakar What did Allah say to him? earlier for Leos for who Allah said instead, forgive him and pardon him. La ilaha illa Allah forgive him and pardon him
to have boonah a fear Allahu Allah. Allah says to you not love for Allah to forgive you.
Listen to these words,
Allah is saying, Do you not love for Allah to forgive you? Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa Rahim. Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most forgiving the Most Merciful. Allah He Abubakar, It is reported that when those verses were revealed, he immediately said, Bella Allah. Indeed I do. And he increased his spending on
And our time has come to an end. So Panama. Moral of the story are servants of Allah forgive. And don't only forgive, forgive and forget use of Allah He Salam when he forgave his brothers. He did not mention to them their wrongdoings after that, he forgave them and he forgot about it. Forgive for the sake of Allah, just as you love for Allah to forgive you and know and understand that
the rewards of Allah subhanho wa Taala are great are uncountable for Allah subhanho wa Taala said, woman alpha wa Salaam for a Jew who Allah that for the one who forgives and men's relations, then he's rewarded with Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah didn't mentioned to us that he would. Allah said your reward is with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And voila, here we need to have a lot of rewards with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And on the day of gamma, we don't want to be that person who is one short of gender no one understand this or servants of Allah forgive your family members. forgive your friends forgive each other. Learn from these lessons that make us formidable
people that allow us to win against all odds and know and understand that if you're looking for financial standing, and material well being then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that men have the use of Allahu philosphy or even Salah houfy edgeley foliose Hiroshima, who that the one who wants to have abundance in there is and Baraka in their lives than men. family relations don't have a tit for tat attitude that they gave my child five pounds for read, so I'll give them five pounds as well. They found me so allophone them, they visited me so I'll visit them and that person didn't visit visit me when I came from O'Meara so I'm not going to go visit him. This is not the
qualities of a believer. Let's kick out pettiness. This is not from the qualities of a leader and a person who wins against all odds. I love you all for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala I'm making our organizers panicky because I'm not stopping. I love you all for this
sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and I'm honored for the opportunity to come here and be with you all. And I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala gathers us in Jannah in the same way that he has gathered us here today. So panela he will be having the use of time to come to Homer where we haven't deconditioned to Allah, Allah, Allah and Mr. Furukawa to buoy Lake wa salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh