Moments with the Qur’an #4

Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Today’s moment comes from Surah alBaqara and highlights for us a Universal Law regarding the events life throws at us.

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh everyone welcome to episode four of our moments with the Quran. This Ramadan 1441 after the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from Mecca to Medina. Today we zoom into sudo to Baqarah. And in particular Ayah 216, in which Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what I said, crochet Oh

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boo Shay Oh

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Allahu

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Ala Moana, Moon Subhan Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, perhaps there are times when you dislike something, but it is good for you, you just don't know. And perhaps there are times when you love something, but really, it's bad for you, and you just don't know what love We are in them, of love always knows when to lead to a moon. And you always don't know, right to Allah, meaning there's going to be more times than once where you just don't know Allah subhanho wa Taala uses the present tense in, in these areas. And I explained to you in previous episodes, that the present tense carries the meaning of something which is done now. And something that continuously happens. So

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Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us that he continuously knows and Allah is telling us that on more than one occasion, we may think that we know, but we really don't know. This is a beautiful, beautiful is upon a lot because it really brings about perspective and perspective is everything brothers and sisters in Islam, you know, we can actually say this is a universal law. This is a law from the laws of the universe, right? Because it's a reality that will last until the day of pm and will never, ever change and it's been a reality since ever. So hon Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala always knows, brothers and sisters in Islam, the life of this world, it gives us dynamic days, yeah,

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and the days that are sometimes for us days that are sometimes against us days that sometimes make us smile. days. That's Pamela some you know, they make us cry days that sometimes bring about stress days that sometimes bring about elation and contentment. This is the nature of the life of this world. But this is teaching us that irrespective of what happens, never lose your footing. Never lose your setting. And remember that it is only Allah subhanho wa Taala. Who knows, and that Allah subhanho wa Taala will always test us during the life of this world during the good moments and during the difficult moments. You know, it's amazing to finally speak to so many people and ask them

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this question. When do you feel you know, when do you feel that you tested and they say when things don't go our way but the reality is brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala is testing us, even when things go our way. Right? We let this in the story of a man when he thanks a lot for what Allah gave him and says Allah has given me all this to test me if I'm going to be grateful, I'm grateful. Right, all the goodness he had and all the good days he was living through he considered it a test, a test to make which to which allow will make manifest whether he was a grateful believer or an ungrateful believer, right. And Allah tells us in other parts of the Quran

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that Allah will test us in good times in difficult times, in the good times to see whether we will be grateful and remember Allah or whether will be ungrateful and an attribute, right financial standing and material well being and the fortunes of our day and month and year to ourselves. Like the person in the story that we find is the man who had two gardens and Allah gave him everything instead of thanking Allah, he became arrogant and he says, You know what, I'm gonna live forever. And if I die, Allah gives me a paradise better than this one. Because the color amazing this paradise is he became arrogant, he failed the test. We are tested also during the good times. And

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yes, we are tested as well during the difficult times allow will make manifest whether we're going to be patient, and, and maintain our footing and maintain our setting whether we will lose our footing and our setting and ourselves. Whenever we go through brothers and sisters in Islam, whichever day is open for us. When we wake up in the morning. Remember that whatever happens, no matter how I see it, sometimes I might see it as bad, but there's goodness in it for me. Sometimes it might be difficult, right? But there's goodness in it for me. And sometimes I might say it's easy, and it's pleasant, but I should never forget that this is also a test it might be something

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that is not good for me. Right? So I should be diligent with the waking of everyday and the steeping of every night irrespective of my circumstance, that day, I should make to Allah subhanho wa Taala to bring goodness in everything that Allah subhanho wa Taala brings to me in terms of good fortune, and I should ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect me from bad fortune. But when bad fortune comes, I ask Allah to shower upon me a beautiful patient so that I'm patient and I win and this is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the Hadith when he said a believer is in a win win situation when the day is for him or her. They are grateful and this is good for them and when the

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day goes against

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him or her, they are patient. And this is good for them. They are patient because they know I made this like this but this goodness for me that goodness is in Allah rewarding you and making you from the right guidance and giving you a paradise that you would never have imagined. SubhanAllah This is good for you. And during the day when you were thankful when the day went for you again, you are thankful to Allah, you never forgot about Allah. You never lifted yourself to a position that Allah didn't give you. This is good for you as well and hamdulillah right. So remember this brothers and sisters in Islam, things are not as they seem. Rather, we we should bolster ourselves with the

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qualities of gratitude and patience for always remember as a universal law. There are some things that we think are good for us, but they're not. And some things that we think are bad for us, but they actually are. I love you for the sake of Allah. Until next time. Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh