Ramadan Reminders 2019 – Episode 03 – Pixel Vs Picture

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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Welcome to Ramadan reminders episode three brothers and sisters in Islam last night we spoke about a goodly word and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, well, who do you mean alcohol? He describes the people of Paradise as those who are guided to a goodly word La ilaha illa Allah. So make sure you do not belittle any instruction in any action point from yesterday's episode because sometimes we feel the tongue is very small as a creation from the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So its effects are small. No, this is a small creation, but it is complex. It has the ability to send us to gender and it has the ability to send us to the

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Hellfire May Allah make us from the people of alpha dose amin and save us from ever going near the hellfire. I mean, in today's episode brothers and sisters in Islam, I want to share with you a reflection from two ideas that are similar in the Quran, one in pseudo Baqarah and one in Surah Nisa in sort of tillbaka in Ayah number 216. Allah says what I said and Takahashi, who hated lecom what I said to him, butia overshadow lecan Allah tells us this ayah after speaking about jihad, and speaking about striving in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah says, perhaps after you receive this instruction, you've read you, you you have this feeling of, you know, you have disliked

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you dislike something Allah says, but there's great goodness in it for you. Right? Right. And then Allah says, and sometimes you like something, but there's evil in it for you. And then Allah says will love the atom of law always knows when to die the moon and you always don't know when there's a when when looking at your knowledge versus the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala as knowledge will always come out on top, Allah always knows and you always don't know. So here we see after last panel who Allah commands towards something that does have or you know, it can be considered stressful to the physical self, it can

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be considered something difficult on the physical self. Allah says yes, sometimes there's a difficulty that you are wary about that you don't like, but there's goodness in it for you. Right. So this is related to physical difficulty, whether it's to do with our wealth, whether it's to do with ourselves, then in Surah Nisa, in Ayah number 239. Number 19. Rather, ID number 19 in Surah Nisa, Allah says for inquiry to Mohan fossa and Takahashi

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wager Allah houfy hyaluron, Katia Subhana Allah, in this particular I have lies talking about emotional difficulty, right, emotional difficulties, not as physical as the other difficulty that we discussed in the eye and so to bucha. And this is addressing the spouses, husbands who may have wives that they dislike Allah says, sometimes you patient in maintaining the marital relation, and Allah says, we will give you great goodness from the patience that you have shared. And the same applies to the wives as well that sometimes they dislike their husbands but they are patient in maintaining that marriage and great goodness comes from it, maybe it's a righteous child, that will

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be a means of both the parents entering the highest gender, because we know on the DFP ama when everyone gets into gender, then if the sun is at a higher or daughter is at a higher agenda, and the parents are at a lower agenda, Allah will raise the parents to the height and rank of the children Subhana Allah, right, this is a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala to keep the families together, because gender will only be gentle when we together with our beloved ones. Right? So Allah is saying even in emotional distress, right in non physical stress, Allah says, being patient through it, sometimes will yield situations with heinola beyond your imagination, there's great goodness that

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will come from it. Now this these you know this idea and these two is they are absolutely amazing as are all the ayat in the Quran. In fact when we look into the second idi and sort of the Nisa we see it offering an explanation of something mentioned in the ayah in Surah Baqarah because in Bukhara Allah says, I said and Takahashi

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Allah says you may dislike something but it's good for you. But in the iron Surah Nisa, Allah says, Hey Ron khedira it's very good for you. So hon Allah. So, you know the the mentioned in in Surah Nisa is qualifying the mentioned in Surah Baqarah. Such that we can translate the ayah again and say that Allah subhanho wa Taala says that sometimes you dislike something and it is very good for you that from that situation, there's a very good thing for you and brothers and sisters in Islam. You can think of matters in your life that Subhanallah you thought as even as much goodness came from it. And in the Quran. We have many examples. We have different

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of use of alayhis salaam being thrown into the wild by his brothers, but that was very good for himself and the Ummah for later on 50. plus years later, he became the minister in Egypt and was the only one qualified to run the country during seven years of rainfall, that at the end, they had enough food not only to feed Egypt for seven years during the years of drought, but to feed Palestine as well. Had he not been in the world 50 years before, as a rough figure, millions would have died. Right? We have the story of Musa alayhis salam, the mother was resistant, obviously, any mother would feel what a mother feels when she has to take her child and put her child in a basket

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and let this basket flow, you know, float and flow down the river, not knowing what's going to happen. But Subhanallah look at the goodness in that, that it was that act that led to great good in that Moosa came and establish justice on earth, and the mighty tyrant, was defeated with the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, and there's many lessons like this throughout the Quran. These are just some that

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that I'm sharing with you. There's also you know,

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a quick thought that comes to mind the story of Hitler and Mussolini Sam, when when Hitler killed the boy and Moosa questioned his actions. And Hitler explained his actions that he was under instruction from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that this boy was going to grow up to be the distress of his parents, and his parents were righteous. So Allah was going to take this child at an age where he wouldn't be accountable, so that the parents can be with the child in Paradise, and then replace this child with another child that will grow up to be righteous, and also be the coolness of the parents eyes, so hon Allah, so things are not always as they seem, brothers and sisters in

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Islam, must always remember in life, we only have the pixel, we don't have the picture. And we can never ever understand the picture just from a pixel. But as life moves on, more pixels are given to us by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And things become more clear, things become more manifest, and we start realizing that Subhana Allah earlier on, we were not in difficulty, in fact, we were in goodness. And had we known then what we know now we would have chosen for ourselves that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen for us and this is what the buyers used to say, the buyers used to say that whatever you're going through, know and understand that whatever Allah does, he does good that

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if Allah opened the door for you, and showed you all the options, and told you to pick from the options, you would pick for yourself, what Allah has picked for you, because that is the best option. And with this, understand that don't belittle your daughter to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Don't Some people say, you know, yes, I'm making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the opposite is happening. Right? That is Allah subhanho wa Taala, answering your da, don't think Allah is not answering your da, he's giving you that which is better, because had you known you would have changed your daughter in the first place. So Allah has taken your daughter, your daughter has

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reached a law, he has accepted your dryer? And he's answered it in a way that you would have asked for initially, had you known the outcomes have you had the picture rather than the picture? I leave you with these words, to ponder over. Obviously, action points are part and parcel of our modern reminders. And you got to sit down and analyze your data, analyze your life, the difficulties that you went through and figure out the goodness that came out from those difficulties. And also think about, you know, the times in the recent past that you've been battling to deal with certain circumstances and situations and it's been bringing into your life much stress, maybe, you know,

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it's a football team that you're supporting that to penalize not getting the results maybe it's a promotion that you're looking for that you know, it's not just happening maybe it's to do with exams that you you know, you you're trying to get better grades in and it's not happening but you making every effort and you're making and the situation is not

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converting into one that pleases you. Don't be stressed about it. Don't be sad about it. The end this was Allah effort is in your hands You carry on knowing I said and crochet, a hula hula comb that perhaps you dislike something and it is very good for you. Well, I said to him, Boucher, overshadow Lockman. Perhaps you love something. But it is really, really bad for you. And remind yourself at the end of your contemplations on La Jolla, lm one two letter and a moon that Allah always knows best. And we don't know I just happen to know him brothers and sisters in Islam until tomorrow night. May Allah give us life and preserve us in his obedience. I mean, Salam Alaikum wa

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rahmatullah wa barakato.