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How to Deal with Stress – an Islamic perspective
Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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In this Lecture conducted at the Kensington Prayer Facility in Harare, Zimbabwe, Sheikh Sajid Umar Discusses the Islamic perspective on stress and tips of dealing with it from an Islamic perspective.
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or praise belongs to Allah subhana wa tada alone. We praise Him and we seek his assistance and guidance. And we seek refuge in Allah subhana wa Adana, from the evil of ourselves, and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah guides, mentioned Muscat, and also for Allah misguides. The man can guide and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger, our beloved master and teacher, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I believe that there is no one worthy of worship besides one a lot and then humble solidarity for settlement is His Messenger. My dearest brothers and elders in Islam, I greet you with the greetings of peace Salam alaykum warahmatullahi
wabarakatuh May the peace and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala be upon you all. First things first, we thank
those responsible for this evening being a reality and us coming together traveler to learn from the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he Allah subhanho wa Taala make this a gathering that has come together solely for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala alone and make this a gathering. That he is a good word and follows it and make this a gathering inshallah that is forgiven upon its departure. As they after we thank our panel with Allah for it is with his blessings and mess, that goodness comes into fruition and into completion and inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala will bless our time, together with
it coming into Completion with the learning. Material spread is an eldest in Islam.
There was an Indonesian poet by the name of Abu Bakar Rondo he was known by Abu Papa
and he lived during Muslim Spain and was tested by Allah subhana wa tada to witness Muslim Spain being lost
to the Muslims, pieces of Spain began becoming dismantled. And slowly but surely falling into the hands of the non Muslims. He saw Islam beginning to recede in a country that Islam was in total control of and no doubt he was stressed by the situation. And he uttered
lines of poetry that have been recorded and transferred from century to century. To us today, from these lines of poetry is famous lines, liquidity shading even
further, you have a big big incentive. Here. Ooh, commercial had to do one. When Sandra was Ellen, Ethel as men was the lead to the other.
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a long piece of poetry. But the crux of what he says at the beginning, he says the cliche, everything either metal when it reaches a peak, and after it reaches a peak, it will begin to decrease. Everything reaches a point of extreme strength. And after that, it begins to decrease in its strength, in its speed, in its authority. And then he says follow you what will be the big insight What does mankind should never ever be deceived by an easy, fruitful, good life he or she is doing what I'm telling you is something that not only human beings are goodness, but massive mighty countries have witnessed men survival resemble they were countries that lived in happiness and a
strong financial standing with a strong material well being for a long period of time, such as men, and after that they lived in recessions and depressions for longer periods. So this is the reality that he describes about the life of this world. He goes on to say and this world would have been down this home, this temporary home that we live in. He says this duck this home does not cry for him, whether the other hand and it's not constant in his application left
action is dynamic in its application, it throws at you days, that are for you, and days that are against, it throws at you days, that you consider happening days and days that you consider difficult settings. This is the reality of this whole and above that we are in, and it Christ for nobody. This is the system that Allah Subhana Allah has created it upon. And this is its reality. And with this opening material, his brothers and elders in Islam, I bring to you the topic for this evening how to deal with stress and Islamic perspective. Here we see brothers and elders in Islam, that a student of Allah subhana wa tada in the middle of this world is that it will be dynamic,
nothing will last forever. If you happy, you have to know that a time will come when this happiness will go away. And if you sat, you have to know that a time will come when the sadness will go away. It won't last forever. It is a matter of physics. This is how Allah subhana wa tada has created the life of this world. It's nobody's fault. It is what it is. This is a matter of physics, no one can change it, no one can control it. Allah subhana wa Jalla has decreed that the life of the world will be this way, nothing will last, the only place where things last is in the hereafter. And if you're in Paradise, then you will experience everlasting bliss. And if you're in the Hellfire, you will
experience everlasting doom and gloom.
Another reality, from the realities of the life of this world, a side of the space reality is that we as human beings found paradise on earth, in being happy, and stress this and free of stress. Where is the paradise of the life of this world? Again, this is a matter of physics, by design, a lot of wealth has created this world and the system.
It is a reality that we find gentle on Earth, in having that peace of mind and having that serene heart and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once he addressed the Sahara, and he said that upon an email, he goes that is the sweetness of email. The sweetness of the life of this world, is the sweetness of faith and the sweetness of your faith is in the Sahaba asked what his ways the sweetness of our great he said, Man, Robbie, I'll be led Robin. Robin Islami Deena will be Mohammed in some lilavati he was lm Rasulullah. He says the sweetness of faith is in being pleased with Allah subhana wa tada as your Lord and being pleased with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as
your messenger as Allah subhana wa galahs messenger to you, and your messenger and your guide towards success and being pleased in Islam as your religion. And these are not just words, brothers and others in Islam, these are realities being pleased is not just a slogan, right? Today sometimes we are slogans of practical realities, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying, Man robbia the one who is truly pleased, but you can only truly be pleased. If you truly submit to the teachings of Allah subhanho wa Taala and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that which which Islam offers as a whole lot in being picky and choosey with what you accept. And what you
choose not to accept submission involves and entails total submission, to totally submit to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the moment that you are going to be pleased with Allah subhanho wa Taala in every moment that you in whoever is blessed with this a lot, then they will live a peace of Jannah on Earth, for they will experience happiness, stress free, a stress free life. And that which also Canada has said is
further evidence to this to the fact that happiness is a piece of gender on earth is the fact that when we look into the Quran, we find that Allah subhana wa tada encouraged us towards worshiping Him and being in his obedience and staying away from that which he dislikes by teaching us of a price that is stressless Allah some kind of worker that entices us by telling us that if you do this, you will be stressless you will have a stress free life or a stress free future. Like for example, when I was a dad
That tells us about the people
chasing is the company is not easy.
But we as human beings are enticed by the reward by the package, right, the reward for the effort. If it's worth it, then we are enticed with the effort. Allah created us, he knows us. So he's kind of over the air. When he tells us to do something difficult. He places a reward that will entice us to pursue that difficult task, irrespective of its difficulty.
So it's the company is a hard thing to achieve. But also kind of
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Allah says, Indeed, those who say Our Lord is Allah, then they walk the talk, they act like the Lord is Allah, they speak like they notice Allah, they behave like the Lord is Allah The difficult thing to do. A lot of days, the reward is left open early. They will not be they'll never ever be stressed. They will never ever fear, a fear that brings stress, while I will
never ever be sad, why is it this as the price is listing it as a price, because mankind finds gentle on Earth, in being stressless it means a lot to us to have a stress free life. Allah knows this will push us and encourage us to chase is
also when Allah subhanho wa Taala describes gender. He doesn't just describe gender as a place of happiness. But he describes gender as a place of increasing happiness. Right? Because sometimes just being happy and not getting happier, can bring stress to Allah. So Allah subhanho it happens, right? People have different tiers in terms of how the amenities that are lost can work and as given, some people are happy, they're not in a problem, but the fact that they can look themselves to new heights in terms of whatever they wish to achieve. This brings stress to them. Allah subhanho wa Taala describes gender as not a place of just a place of happiness. Allah sees increasing happiness,
everything in it increases in beauty, everything in it increases in amazement when Allah subhana wa daba describes the fruits of gentlemen, he says they will be there in eating from the fruits of gentlemen. And they after they will eat a fruit, which will resemble the last week that they ate. But no, it's a different fruit. It's even more sweeter in taste, right and even more nourishing. In a village. This almost kind of word Allah described gender to us, a place where there's no stress in any way or any form. And then Allah subhana wa tada as we heard in the covenants of poetry that were reciting and the translation that precedes the after, he reveals to us
and when we do plus the Quran, in the earliest of Revelation, the Macan revelation, when people were fighting the revelation, they were fighting, accepting the message, accepting it as something sent by Allah, a lot of us Baba, ma.
Allah says Baba, we didn't send the score down, to give you stress will send the score on down to bring sadness to you to bring a fear that brings about stress in your life. Allah manifestly clarifies this at the earliest point of the revelation of the Quran, so those receiving it would become enticed with accepting it, because a human being whether they believe, or they just believe they all understand the currency of having a stress free life. Everyone understands this is something we need, whether they believe in Allah, or they don't believe in Allah, they understand the language of living without stress. So Allah teaches them that this didn't come to reduce stress.
Thus it would entice them to give the Quran a chance. And in some narrations, this area was the means of
your loved one accepting Islam, my dearest brothers and elders in Islam, in retrospect, to what we call a peace of gender. On Earth, we have a worst nightmare, and that is stress, and that is depression. And that is sadness. And that is our last panel where God wants to warn us against bad deeds. He tells us about the repercussions of bad deeds in a very stressful way. Anyone who reads the Quran and reads the idea of punishment and how Allah subhanho wa Taala punished nations and how long the panel was, will punish them. Those who disbelieve in this will be alarmed that
you find the message, very stressful and even the words
used the nature of address the very strong and powerful Allah subhana wa tada reveals these messages in a stressful way meaning using words that brings stress to the ear of the listener. And this is very clear to anyone who has an ability with Arabic language and goes through some of the mud consumers that depict a loss of hanaway perilous punishment over previous nations and depict the punishment in the hereafter. Not only does Allah give a serious message, but even the manner of address is very serious and very stressful. Youngest panaway Allah protect us from stress me. I didn't know the loved one was asked, which is the mightiest and strongest of the soldiers of Allah
Which is the mightiest and strongest of Allah soldiers because Allah has many soldiers as Allah panaway. Allah teaches us in the Quran, he has many soldiers, which is the mightiest of them
are the mountains.
He was asked, sorry about the loved one. He says mountains can be broken by metals. So metals have to be the strongest.
However, we have fire and fire melt metal, so fire must be the strongest.
However, we have water and water puts out fire. So what's your must be the strongest soldier who kind of were there. But then we have clouds and clouds carry the woods. So the clouds must be the mightiest soldier of Allah. But then we have winds and winds are responsible for pushing and carrying the clouds from place to place. So the winds must be the mightiest or strongest soldier have a lot to kind of attack. However, we have human beings, and human beings can successfully stand in the face of wind. So the human being must be the mighty soldier of Allah to kind of weather.
But then we have sleep and sleep overcomes a human being, it overtakes a human being. So sleep must be the Mighty associa of Allah to kind of whatever. And then we have grief and stress and grief and stress stops a human being from speeding. So grief and stress must be the mightiest soldier of Allah to panel with Allah and Allah to kind of give stress power, or whomever he wishes from his service. This is a mighty discussion and reflection from either of your loved one. The poor candidate of Islam, anxiousness, my dear brothers and elders in Islam and your loved one was in his place in what he said. And this teaches us how attached they are to the for anxiousness is part of the makeup of a
human being Allah subhana wa tada has created us as anxious human beings, the unknown disturbs US and other circumstances that we don't have control over disturbs us. And also chemical data says in his book in
indeed, mankind has been created in an anxious state. Mankind has been created in an anxious state, when evil touches him.
When evil touches him,
he loves patients and when good touches him, he is withholding of it. But Allah says this is only the case for the human beings that are not upon the praise for those who are upon their praise. They are saved from anxiousness. And in this introduction, if you listen attentively, you will be extracting solutions in terms of how to deal with stress from an Islamic perspective. Stress occurs in the lives of human beings, for many reasons, the main or we can summarize them in two particular reasons. Number one, due to physical realities, such as naturally having an anxious demeanor some people are created like this allocates people differently. They have different characteristics. Some
people are introverts, some people are extroverts. Some people are judgment. They have a judgmental approach to certain circumstances. Some people have a sensitive approach to different circumstances and now there's a science that actually tests your your human characteristics.
There's many different theoretical programs and tests that you can even do online that throws out at you different questions and based on how you answer these questions it produces for you an analysis of your character makeup. Some people have anxious demeanors right, it is, it is a physical reality of who they are, they become stressed very easily. And then we have circumstantial realities that cause stress, it could be due to much. It could be due to children, it could be due to marriage or one's environment, maybe you have a stressful work environment, it could be due to the economical situation that a person resides in. It could be due to the death of a loved one, or a prolonged
sickness. These are circumstances that interact with human beings in different ways. And different polls, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam He also became stressed, as Allah tells us in the Quran, circumstantial stress, that is because when he gave this power to the operation, and the operation refused to accept it, it would have it would, it would produce a great way to a great sadness in him.
And also kind of work as his financial capacity will not suffer and as it is,
right, there are you going to allow yourself to become severely ill and harmed, or even cause death to come to you, because of the approach of these disbelievers towards the message that you are sharing with them. And then Allah says in another part of the Quran, but I tend to have next to Kira who has Herat, don't let don't cause yourself to die out of extreme sadness for the situation with your people. So he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a mercy to all of mankind. And Allah Subhana, Allah sent him with the roadmap towards gender and success. And he he was emotionally attached right to his cause. He wanted to take all of mankind to gender, he didn't want to see anyone from his alma
suffer. So when they proactively fought his message, this had a great burden on him, it created a great burden. And he experienced great sadness because of this, it definitely Allah subhanho wa Taala knew what his slave was going through, and what stress can do to a human being. So I've got some kind of words that are revealed to him. And yes, as some people say, that stress is the silent cancer, it is a it harms your body in a severe way causes organs to shut down, it causes organs to shut down. And we as human beings are made up of three realities that cannot be separated as the scholars of Islam have deduced from the Quran understood, we have our physical reality, we have our
intellectual reality, and we have our emotional reality, you can't separate these realities almost kind of work that has created them connected. If one reality gets affected, the other to get affected as well, when somebody gets angry, that is an emotional reality, but you find them going red, that is a physical result of their being angry. So the emotional anger has had a physical change on the right.
For example, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said when someone gets angry, they should drink water. Right. So drinking water produces a physical benefit, but the physical benefits can have a positive effect on your emotional state of mind. Right, or your your emotional state of being your emotional disposition, will benefit from a physical treatment that you're doing to your body. So this is another piece of evidence that you can't separate these three realities. And that is why the scholars of Islam, or the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself protests that
the judge should not rule when he's angry, even though the ruling has an intellectual application. But if he's angry, if his emotional, disposition is not centered, it's going to affect the way he rules. And then through analogy, the scholar is added to this end set, and he should not rule when he's hungry. And he should not do when he's desperate to the laboratory. We almost kind of worked out on me and asked me, so they added to this, that if he's desperate for the laboratory, or he's hungry, this is a this has a physical impact on him, which by default will have an impact on his intellectual reality. So these are realities that cannot be separated one from the other. Allah has
created us in this way. Thus Allah subhanho wa Taala knows that this emotional stress that my messenger is feeling, if he doesn't know anything, if we don't offer some guidance with with regards to it, it's going to have an impact on his physical ability or losses. Are you going to cause yourself to become extremely ill?
You're gonna cause yourself to even die because of the stress that you feel due to their behavior. So we learn from this brothers and sisters in Islam, that stress can be circumstantial, it can be physical and stress is definitely from the likeness of Allah subhanho wa Taala as creation on Earth. But even though I would describe stress as a soldier from the soldiers of Allah, and we understand stress to be a creation, from the creation of Allah subhana wa tada we should understand that Allah doesn't reveal a sickness except that he creates as well its cure and the prophets of Allah It was said that he said in a hadith which is acceptable in Allah soldier, K, Tanaka, da, da, right that
Allah subhana wa tada as he creates the disease, he creates the cure as well, but Adam, so take the means by using the medication that Allah subhana wa tada has created as an antidote to the disease. So what are the cures of stress, and this is the main part of today's discussion, I want to share with you at least 10 points, there's many points, but at least 10 points that I feel formulate
the greater cure in terms of us dealing with circumstantial stress, especially as the physical stress, then this requires physical cure. In terms of visiting a mental coach, we know medicine is advanced. Now, we are meant to coaches the coach your mind into taking better control of itself and dealing with the unknown in a better way. But in terms of circumstantial stress, which is the majority of cases of stress, I want to share with you 10 points that inshallah can assist us in circumventing
stress consuming us when we are in stressful circumstances and situations. The first cure is related to what was said earlier in the translation of the poetry that we had, in order that Allah Subhana Allah does not threaten a human being with a burden that he or she cannot manage, and cannot handle. And you have to have email about this DNS. And Allah says this in his book law, you can leave your loved one upset, he loves Allah doesn't place a burden on you that you cannot manage. Right? Because Allah subhana wa Jalla is just, and Allah has made oppression forbidden on himself in the Haram to
have Rahman Bane aku.
teaches us in a Hadith, the prophet for the love of Allah, He will send them says that Allah said that, indeed, I have made oppression forbidden on myself. And I've made it forbidden upon you, between each other. So do not oppress one another. So if Allah subhanho, a guy that He created us, and he knows our capacity, and then he places upon us a weight, far more difficult than our ability to manage. And this is a form of oppression of lots of China who has had and never oppresses his slaves. So he does not burden us with a circumstance or situation that you cannot manage. And the reality is that if a law brings you to it, he will take you through it. And you will have to have
this email, you have to deal with the situation that you are in preventing the stressful consuming you by taking this cure, by revisiting your email, and revisiting the knowledge that you have about a lot and understanding that, okay, this is the situation that I'm in, it is what it is. But if I'm in it, then Allah will take me through it. And I have the ability to manage the situation for you if I didn't allow the situation to, right. And this is a form of mental coaching as well. This is how you coach yourself, to bring yourself out of inferiority complexes, to bring yourself out of a feeling that you are defeated before the battle has even begun. If Allah brings you to it, he will
bring you through it. And we see this from the beginning of Islam. How the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was oppressed and dealt with by his people before his era. And after his era, they were always the minority, they were always the weaker human beings internal weaker in terms of military might, and so on and so forth. But Allah subhanho wa Taala always brought them through it. This is the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon his slave, so we should treat the circumstance revisiting our knowledge about a lot to handle with. Then another second cure, to assist us in dealing with stress is to understand that there is nothing like complete evil
our Gemma from the belief of the Quran and the Sunnah and the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam off the Quran and the Sunnah is that there's nothing like complete evil, Allah doesn't create evil, which is 100%. Evil. Yes, we believe good and bad pages from a lot. But all faith is only relative in terms of the evil you understand from it. Right? If you look at the circumstance, you might see it as difficult and evil. And yes, it's from Allah. But somebody else might look at it and see it as a blessing. This is the reality of almost 10 of workers creation in the tests that come to us. And I'll give you an example.
Let's say, in a country, not here. shala in a country, people attended a program like this, and they parked cars outside, as we have done here, and big hail storms began to fall from the sky. Right, and everyone's windscreens got smashed. This is a good thing or a bad thing.
What is it? would you would you say this is a happy moment? Or a difficult, sad moment? difficult moment? Okay, what about for the guy who sells whiskey?
What is he going to be saying?
Is he gonna say this is difficult, but it's going to be saying,
I've been trying to go ahead my whole life never had the business. Now I have business identity, right? So it's relative. every circumstance that Allah creates, is evil in a relative way. It's not completely evil, you have to understand this. And as for the believer, the believer is in a win win situation, as what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, that if difficulty comes to you, you are patient, and that is good for you. You build gender, that data and being patient. And if ease comes to you, you will gender that D through being thankful. And this is for no one but a belief. Every other day, you are going out into your car saying I come to the lab, the windscreen salesman
was saying some kind of then one day a lottery situation. So he looked at it in a way, and you were looking at in a way. And in a circumstance you saw it in another way. And you saw it in another way. The reality is a lot doesn't create 100%. It's relative in terms of perception based on who looks at it from their circumstances situation. So that they some difficulty comes to you understand that through this difficulty of us giving a chance to both gentlemen, and someone else a chance to be Gemini can't be all bad. But if you see it as only back and consuming of you, it will affect you in a way that will cause you to lose your disposition, your natural disposition, cause you to lose your
natural disposition. And then it will affect your worship of life will affect your relationships with other people will affect your productivity and so on and so forth. And now the stress is consuming you it is a soldier that is beating you, rather than you beating it Allah has showed you the cure. This is the cure, that the date hits you and you feel what you feel, you bring ease to yourself by remembering that I'm worshiping Allah in a particular way today. And because of my situation, somebody has a different way to worship Allah, we are only in a windswept situation and from the lab, because we still believe in the messenger sallallahu alayhi, wasallam we haven't been
right. So this is the second cure. The third cure is to understand that there is an underlying wisdom
to every thing that happens in your life, and that wisdom is divine was a lot and your mind might not have the capacity to to accomplish it. Right. Everything that happens to you is a pixel of a picture. That is the reality, you only have the pixel because of what you're going through. But if I extracted a pixel from a picture, and gave that pixel to you and told you to tell me the picture that this pixel belongs to, you wouldn't be able to do so even in a million tracks. Except way through. Right, you wouldn't be able to in a calculated way, tell me this pixel represents this picture because of ABCD because it's never the reality. The pixel is with you. The future is with
Allah. And the pious before us is to say that if Allah opened the paddock and allowed you to see the whole picture, you will choose for yourself what Allah has chosen for you. Now, the same situation that you if once you see the picture, you will choose it for yourself. And I'll give you a simple example from for us. In surah Yusuf, he was abusive and he was abducted as a young boy from the home of his father by his own brothers and thrown into the bottom of a wild *less left for dead.
Right. If you were there at that time, and you saw what happened, you would call this an evil situation, right? You would say this is an evil situation. Okay. But if us wasn't in the world, he wouldn't have been found by the Egyptian candidate. If that didn't happen, he wouldn't have been stolen and sold as a slave in Egypt. If he wasn't sold in the in the slave market of Egypt, he wouldn't have been found by what some of the scholars have to say the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Finance takes him, he learns the tricks of the trade. He adds to the tricks of the trade what his father taught him when he was young, in terms of honesty in terms of practice, and
productivity, and America and trust, and so on and so forth. Right. So you get this these skills. If he also wasn't in the minister's house, the minister's wife would not have seen him, and she wouldn't have been enticed towards him, are attracted to him, and shouldn't have locked him up in the room, and try to entice him towards that, if that didn't happen, he wouldn't have been thrown into prison. If that didn't happen, he wouldn't have seen the two inmates who had the dream. When he went, they have the dream, he interpreted the dream that one of those two inmates will work with the king, then the king had a serious story.
About 7000 cows consuming seven fat cows and 7000 pieces of crop consuming certain pieces of crop, and you wanted to know the meaning of this dream. And no one from his government could help him. But this guy who was in prison, he was a wind squeezer in the in the room of the king. Here's the conversation, many years later, after he left the prison. He says, You know what, I used to know someone who can help. And then he gets used to the use of law doesn't only interpret the dream, he gives the king the solution, it tells the king, you're going to have seven years of good rainfall, seven years of drought.
During the seven years of rainfall, this is how you need to store the crop, you need to overprint and you need to store and this is the method of storing. So you use it during the difficult times. So now the king tells this Palestinian
Why don't you be part of my document, and then you say, put me in charge of the store office. Now, historians say it was impossible for a Palestinian to take a government role in another defense.
But when you took over this role, he was so efficient, that not only did he have enough storage for the people of Egypt, but enough storage for the people of Palestine. That is how efficient he was in the seven years of rainbow. And the proof of this is his own father and brothers came over right now, if use of any salad was not in this chamber, he was not the Minister of Finance 50 years later, millions of people would have died.
But had he not been in the wealth of years before. He couldn't have been the Minister of Finance 50 years later.
If you were there two years later, after you called him in the world evil. And I asked you again, Brother 50 years ago, when Yousuf was in the well, you said this is an evil situation, what do you have to say about this? Now you'd say that it was thrown in the wild, I would have supported them? Because I know now what I didn't know that, right? This is hindsight, right? So that you need to assist. One of the ways of dealing with stress is understanding that whatever you're going through, you have a picture of a big picture. You don't know what this means in light of the bigger thing. All you have to do is follow the Quran and Sunnah in dealing with your circumstance. And as the days
go, buy, a lot will open for you and open for you and open for us slowly but surely, you'd see the fruits of your labor and the wisdoms of Allah subhanho wa Taala beyond the circumstances and situations that Allah subhanho wa Taala pursuing. So this is the third remedy. The remedy is to seek help from Allah, especially using the morning and evening cup. And throughout my travels, I find people
having no knowledge about this gap number one, or number two, they are lazy with regards to them.
And one of the action points that you all should do when you leave here this evening is to download an app called history Muslim, the fortress have a PDF, download the app now we will have mobile phones, it's easy. We'll get the Arabic transliteration, the English of the Arabic as well as the rewards of doing what you do. And everyday take 10 to 15 minutes after the federal prayer. And after the answer prayer is possible. This is the ideal time. If you can't then you have from according to the strongest view from the ledger until the date and from up until midnight and midnight is not 12am midnight is halfway between event fetcher and
we find a means of protection against stress for the prophets of Allah wherever he will send them to us.
To read, for example, three times every morning and evening, which will lead to mass reshaping.
What was semi random? Right? That is in the name of a lot, that no harm can come from the skies and from Earth.
To me, you seek protection in Allah subhanho wa Taala using the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala against any harm that Allah has created on earth. And in this case, you do this three times in the morning and three times in the evening will be protected. Also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say, I want to be cremated anytime.
Three times every morning, and every evening I seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala I seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala with his complete names, his complete words from all evil, and everything that Allah Allah has create. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us to read as vana was
with Adam, especially now we've entered the morning and the creation of Allah subhana wa has entered the morning, right? Then we say Alabama, in the Assetto Corsa has asked you the goodness of this date, but it's openings when it's helpful. It's like a bottle cutter when its blessings. What would they have when its guidance will be coming shortly Murphy and I seek refuge inuyama from the evil of the state and the evil that comes up it is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam used to say in the morning, in the evening he would say the same to app but say I'm saying our
app you see all this clearly this okay? Also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say all of them that we used to teach the Sahaba to say and he used to say, I love him I can do to becoming an HMI what hasn't that Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You and protection from you from heaven from grief and stress, will hazard and sadness when I see well cancer and from being incapable, and from being lazy, will typically will go from being a coward and from being stingy. Right? So this one is to say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they need to reach out and seek refuge in You from being heavily in debt. And from being overpowered by other men. Maybe some people are stressed by business deals,
and the connections that other people have. Right nowadays is about collections, right? So Can he spoil my deal become stressed about it? This is a treat. In another report the progress of a loved one and he was selling once found a man from the answer. He said his name was a man sitting in the machine when it wasn't time. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said in the message when it's not
right, you should be out you should be working. There's other responsibilities. You got to take care of what are you doing here? So he said, whoo, let's admit me. I'm here because of stress that has engulfed greed that has become
so after discussing with him, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, let me teach you something, that if you say your stress will go away. And Allah Subhana Allah will assist you with the depth that's causing the stress. He says, could either a specter with unsafe if you wake up in if you wake up in the morning, and when you enter the evening safe Alabama in the hour to becoming an HMI one has to become in an axial castle to becoming a juvenile who are going to become involved with a new region. This Akuma says afterwards prior to that, I did it. But I'd have a lot of luck was my stress relieved me? What about me daily and equals me to fulfill my debt obligations? Right?
So this is similar to the it's the same to add just different in wording to the drive that I shared with you earlier. So you have the translation. also enter the draft, we find this
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say that my father grew up in a suburb. What What was it? That no servant of Allah says this if he is afflicted by stress and sadness Allahumma in the app to Kabbalah, I am your servant, and the son of yourself
and the son of your female servant. Now I'll see biotic my forehead is in your hand. Malbin, three o'clock what you've decreed for me will be three Ababa, whatever you deep decree for me is just a local law you couldn't dismiss. I asked Allah with all of your names for me to be enough, sir. Those names that you gave to yourself, oh, and
those names that you reviewed in your book.
hadn't been helpful those names that you taught your messages, I will step
into those names that are a secret no one knows about you. And yes, Allah has names that nobody knows But he
was in the wrong hands.
About shatta on the piano and intercession on the day of piano but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, that I will fall down into frustration and Allah will teach me names of his that I do not know right now. Right so Allah has names of these that is kept hidden. I asked you what those things that no one knows from your creation Yama and allow the more of the upper we make the poor and the spring of my heart will neurosurgery and the light of of my chest which allow me and something that causes my sadness to go away and my stress to go away. Right, so this is another prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us and to is the weapon of a belief as the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, is the first line of defense, how many of us tend to our last panel? Was that, right? We really are weak brothers and elders in Islam in terms of and as the pious before you say that he personally knew the power of drive that never dropped their hands. And we don't have the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would ask from Allah. In fact, it he said that he would have three practices when he used to make Torah, he would either make dry raising his finger, sometimes if that was easy for him. So he would raise his finger and the Sahaba would know.
And sometimes he would raise his hands like this, how we normally raise it, when he could, this was his No, but if the situation was was was was more difficult, he would raise his hands in a way that his armpits would would be exposed. This is how intensely we'll get into the articles. This is your first line of defense. And we know this from the Battle of better and the Battle of offered, how he would
empty space and find this is upper government having fallen off because of how high his rents were he raised that he was talking to about some kind of worker and asked him for a lot of kind of work and intensity intensely knew that this situation only Allah subhanho wa Taala can control it, the stress on the upper truly has control over if I'm not taking the first line of defense, nothing else is going to help. Apollo one cure which is cure number five, from the cure is to seek forgiveness from Allah. For the purpose of love. It was seldom said whoever continuously seeks forgiveness from Allah. Allah makes a way out from every grief and stress and he will provide him and sustain him in
places he does not suspect. Meaning Allah will give you sustenance from areas that you've never imagined. without you realizing the help of Allah comes, you would never have listed this way as an avenue for you. But Allah makes it an avenue for you. This is the power of a struggle. And not just saying
your mind is on your phone and your mind is somewhere else on the TV no engaging a lot when you have an attentive, hard present with Allah subhana wa jash thinking of your sins and asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive you for those sins, because it is our sins that blocks the mercy of Allah reaching us. Not that it has more power than a lot but this is a system of law has told us that you since I will not allow my legacy to pass it. And this is your remedy to cracking the stratosphere abuses that block the mercy from reaching you. So use the CFR to break away the barrier offices and numbers messy will come to us this is the power of
this point that comes to mind when we're talking about the prophets of Allah already
offered. And even better Allah tells us in the third
in the third School of the Quran, in Surah, Allah subhana wa tada describes the Battle of the Sudoku and fell, a must kind of attempt to dispense the Battle of sorry, in any manner Allah describes the Battle of good and bad Allah describes the Battle of better. And in both sutras Allah teaches the owner of a sleep that our calls to encompass the buildings the night before the battle, or at a pivotal point for the battle. A lot forced them to sleep because when you stress you can't sleep.
And this is a high stress situation and high stress moment. The enemy has outnumbered, they are determined. They have great weapons, right? Right. They plan their strategy. They've chosen their positions, the Muslims are stressed. So Allah says that we showered our misery on the believers because of the two and this depart What did we do we cause this new ass this number to overtake them and
say look, we would be dozing off our swords would fall from our hands and I would wake up to pick it up and see other companions also putting into into Islam. This is the lesson that Allah says we showered upon the oma because of the because of that is the jewel number six get closer to Allah subhana wa and we've had this in the couplets and Allah
says, whenever the nerd
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and indeed we know what they say to you or prophet of ours is stressful.
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but glorify Allah subhanho wa Taala
what couldn't be God, and be from amongst the people of Salut. Let's further be the defining factor of your life, what are good or better
yet to be, and worship of love to the certainty arrives? What does the certainty mean? Death, don't stop.
Don't allow them to change who you are, you take the remedy, and that is you getting closer to Allah and making your heart more righteous, and giving yourself a chance to have a heart that is closer to Allah subhana wa. And we know you've heard this in previous talks, I'm sure because the famous reality of the province of Alberta was that whenever stress came to him, whenever anything worried him, immediately, he would stand up and establish the prayer immediately. And he would say to be like,
bring it to us with salami, COVID. That's how it is when you call it now the East comes, and he would say would relate to a two sided that the coolness of my eyes has been placed in the Salah to Panama. This is the power of sonet. And we know our situation with the sun, as one of our teachers told us when we were taught
the times when you can't pray, right, the times when you can't resolve
these different views of discord is one of the few states that the sooner you can pray to Him the forbidden times is unknown.
Meaning just two rockets with no purpose. It's not istikhara it's not generous. It's not a student of
just the natural. Right? So a reflection that he had was some kind of law. Why would this lesson come to us?
It's come to us because the Sahaba
today, no one thinks of just offering
the moment get up and free. You don't need a reason to break two units of time during the night and during the day with the companions following the leadership of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam whenever they had a moment they used to pray. So the guidance came pray but in these moments don't
write right. So this is an amazing reflection. And
getting closer to Allah is a means of happiness, which is the opposite of stress for Allah says in the Quran. We have been carried out
by the love here know
that whoever does good deeds from the mainland female believers and
meaning they are believers that Allah will give them a resilient, happy life.
And in the hereafter Allah will reward you. Allah says in the year after, we will reward you the rewards of the best version, meaning the best follow up with the greatest rewards, we'll take those rewards and apply it to
the best charity you did. We'll take the rewards of that charity and give it to all the other charities that you did. The best bit of goodness you did your parents with the most the most rewards will take that and apply to all the time to get goodness to present to your parents. This is very hard for the person who gets closer to Allah with the stress in this message.
It only brings to us
right? The day we get closer to Allah no stress and even the rewards. The rewards helped me a kiss. Right? But the opposite is true. Allah says women are
the one who turns away from my message and my remembrance and this plan for England and conquer them for him will be a depressed stressful narrow life.
And we will reason when the DLP Mr. blank. So that was easy. In retrospect, Nola, protect us And forgive us. Number seven, ponder over the
epitome of humor hula is the student in locating says I saw my teacher whenever he became stressed, he would have if the Quran which he deemed happy is out of rewards an agenda and he would repeatedly recite this if pondering over its meanings. And this would allow him to deal with the stressful situation he was dealing with. Right? And this is the relationship that SBD read we should extract the if make note of it. And this is I'm going to go back to it when I'm in the circumstances I find it is helping. And brothers and elders who doesn't need to remember this
We even when we know we forget that I was it was a campaign that the cotton mini reminds For indeed in the reminders benefit for the business. So you go back to the IRS and you read the IRS and the IRS will be a reminder to that which you knew. And the lesson for that which you forgot. Also from
the, or just now now we've spoken about sign up. We've spoken about Vicar, right we've spoken about.
We've spoken about the Quran, and Kassadin bacilli, I came across the statement that's very suitable for this particular topic. He says, the otter Papa do Hello.
And hello, search for happiness and sweetness of your life in three things to swallow in your soul. What is liquor and in the remembrance of Allah will teach
in the recitation of the Quran,
he says for Elijah, if you find it, then that's what it is. And if you don't find it, then you should know that Allah has closed the door happiness in your life and has opened the door of stress in your life. If you don't find it in the Quran, and Sunnah. And in the code, you're not going to find it anywhere else. Remember Sharpie used to say,
we used to, we used to make an effort in leaving since
we used to make we used to seek the manner of leading sins for whichever one is selected. We found it in the Buddha.
When he says
we search for the means of placing a lamp in our great fortune now.
We found it in reading the Quran every day having that portion that we read every day of the Quran.
He says what parabola or Buddha spirit or Buddha spirit we search for the means of crossing the syrup the bridge on the Dr. pm project now the song was set up we found it in fasting and giving sadaqa he says then we searched for the means of finding the shade of men on the day of pm for Gen Z who was slightly we found it in having a righteous princess.
Right so these what I'm sharing with you in terms of solutions are not for me, it is from the best of people that woke the purpose of this q&a eight take the means I want to speed up a little bit so we end inshallah, take the means take the means the physical means some of us have an incorrect understanding of our code. If you don't please put your trust in. What cool is put your trust in Allah of the tiny account. After taking the means to work who is a due process number one to take the physical means and then number two to seek Allah's mercy upon the means that you take.
You lock your house and ask the Lord to bless it. That is
right, put the ingredients in the bottom of the fire and then put your trust in Allah it being a success.
Right? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told the companions to Titus chapter his cabin, he says,
He says tie your camel and put your trust in Allah, you have to take the means you can't cure malaria. Once you are in malaria infested waters, you need to do what you need to do to get out of your stressful situation. If your environment is naturally stressful, seek an alternative and more conducive one. Don't remain in the stressful environment with the person that's bringing you success. And then complain that you stressed you haven't taken the means you're making.
Right? If you need to change your home, change your home, you need to change your job change your job when you can. Some people can't because the greatest stress will come because no income. So take the money start searching for an alternative job when you find it your result, right. But don't just sit and expect things to change without you taking an effort. Because as someone said, insanity is doing the same thing expecting different results. That is madness. Will you do the same thing, but you expect the result to be different. It doesn't work like that. So you have to take the means this is from the Sharia. This is from our email. If you if things are getting expensive, change your
lifestyle. If you can get increased salary, start cutting down on things that you spending, don't carry on the same lifestyle and expect yourself to have enough at the end of the month. It's not gonna work, right. If you have negative friends, adjust your time with them find more positive principles, right? If you have too much on your plate delegate to grow a team and delegate the tasks, right don't give up. If you do everything yourself, the stress is going to remain. And if you're naturally anxious, then as we said get treatment, get a mental coach and so on and so forth. So that's cue number eight Q and number nine, do not
opened the doors to SharePoint.
And we do this by saying if only, if only. Yes, hindsight is a good thing, but it's not always good. And as the scholars of Hadith,
Hatcher and others,
they say it's only good if it's related to a future thing money passing because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us Don't open the newspaper. He says, how he came up with
the strong believer is more Beloved, than the weak one, and he broke up in this goodness. So he says,
do your best to do that which benefits you was staring below and attaches and seek assistance from applying don't feel incapable, right? Don't you defeated do not feel inferior when I saw the cache.
If something afflicts you don't say low undefiled kinda work and I don't say if only I did this and I did that.
But say that there are no I'm not sure. But say Allah has decreed that what he decreed has happened. This is what things that have happened.
Right? But now when you learn the lesson of the past, in the future, you can say in hindsight, next time if this happened, this is what I'm learning from the lesson like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said I mean
if I made it ineffective say if I knew now if I knew then what I know now I would do this is not it's not saying it to something of the past is saying it to something the future like next year, I will pass the ninth and the 10th or next time if I get a chance to hedge again I will separate from the heck we say next time is not regretting what Allah subhanho wa Taala decreed for him from that which he did but he's learning the lesson from whatever has happened. So do not open the door to shape to shape America for something happens if only I did this, but if only I didn't say this class is done no you have to learn the lesson using if only and is not going to change anything it's not
going to reverse the situation or do you think is being expressed yourself being stressed your emotions will have an effect on your physical being on your thoughts you open the door to Shabbat, Shabbat now we'll use that to bring whispers to you cause you to become a person who doubts right. So, number nine, do not open the door to shaper Q and number 10 be proactive, not reactive.
Sometimes we are stressed because of what people say and what people do.
No one is free from the terms of human beings even Allah says
he, I mean, he was spoken about in an untrue way Allah says look at Catherine Levine upon in
Allah says, the people have disbelieved who said Allah is one opportunity. And he says those people have just been through set of lies poor and they are rich. This is what they said about Allah. He wasn't free from the tongue of human beings. The important thing is to train yourself not to allow people to walk in your head with the dead feet. Right? This was set by God. But it's a good state to not allow people to walk in your head with the 30 feet. If you want to take someone's feet back, tell them take the shoes out the door first. Don't speak to me. Don't give me negative criticism, constructive, okay, negative, retrogressive criticism. We don't have any point if they are those
people who bring it to you. When you don't even ask ignore it. You should learn to train yourself when to allow something into your mind and when not to allow something into your right. And this will assist you against stress. So these are 10 points, brothers and elders in Islam, to assist us against stress from an Islamic perspective. One of the things that came to mind and we added this as a PS not as a point number 11 is time management. Sometimes stressful because we bad with time management, right? You should never live your life in a way where you allow important things to become urgent. Because when important things become urgent, you only perform them in a stressful
way. And anything done with high stress has poor quality and anything with poor quality as long as you pre set up an asset at the beginning of its time. It's important, but not as so you read it properly. But if you pray that the end of time, it's something important which has become urgent, and we know how we can perform the Salah at the end of time it's rush rush, everything is reading no concentration, which is the shortest route as the quickest car we read it in a very urgent, stressful way. And the rewards are the least. Right? Anything you do with high urgency, the output will be poor. The product is poor when you study on time. It's important and you study properly than
not you have time to revise what you've learned the knowledge stays with you for a longer period of time when you crash them. For the people in the audience who at school. When you crash study is done with high stress the exam is tomorrow you stay up at night you don't sleep in your head
stressed, you're going to the exam, you putting stress on your body. After the exam, you forget the information you like. It doesn't stay. And even if you took the exam, right, life is not about just the result it's about the knowledge that you have after all that knowledge goes it's as good as you
forgive our past and inspire our futures and shower upon as messy and remove us from all our difficulties and our stresses and cause us to be human beings who have the strength to follow the guidance of the Quran and Sunday when our circumstances and situations and meet your enemy once again. We send heartfelt gratitude to those responsible for this evening and everything correct sir is from Allah subhana wa tada himself and he's perfect and any mistakes are from myself and Shabbat and I seek Allah's forgiveness. So planula will become the heat so panicle lahoma will become deca, the shadow lady that we learn to relate