Ramadan Reminders – What If Hailstones Smashed All The Windscreens

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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh brothers and sisters in Islam, I pray you all well in gearing up for the last 10 nights of Ramadan they are soon to come Allah subhanho wa Taala preservers in his obedience, I mean, interests that are predominantly sort of use of was recited. And as you can imagine any there's just, it's unimaginable to pick, just a reflection from the surah will pay him or him Allah says there's more than 1000 lessons in Surah Yusuf.

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And for those who follow my our you, you would have picked up that I've been researching and teaching. So our use of across the global hamdulillah since 2006, that's more than 10 years, 12 years of looking into the surah. And I can tell you that even the aim was spot on when he said that there's more than 1000 lessons. In this particular sort of the surah is great for many reasons. And one point I want to touch on today that will

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highlight and make manifest Today's lesson is the concept of being pleased with the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if you really think about this, this would probably or this concept would probably probably be the key element that ties all the other great factors of the sutra together, you know, all the great stuff like tawakkol, and having good hope and you know, exercising your beautiful patience from the site of Yahoo to the site of use of this whole concept of remaining steadfast irrespective of environment, and so on and so forth. All these matters are tied together by this concept of being pleased with the color of Allah subhanho wa Taala. She brothers and sisters

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in Islam, this is where, you know, some of the best people falter

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SCADA and you know, we asked Allah subhanho wa jal never to test us. But the sooner of this life is that you will be tested. And these are matters that Allah subhana wa Taala has decreed how you manage the concept of Qatar, you know, especially after saying you believe in it, because it's one of the six pillars of Eman, when you say good and bad faith is from Allah, this will determine how successful you will be in all other matters.

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in your life, see brothers and sisters in Islam,

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we only have a pixel

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of the picture.

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With us, the entire picture is with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you must remember this, that whatever happens in our lives, these are pixels. These are pixels, if you are gonna if I gave you a pixel of a picture, and I said, Can you guess what the picture is from this pixel, you probably give me 100 answers and get, you know, the probability of even getting

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the answer wrong in all 100 attempts.

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These chances are plausible, right, because the pixel really doesn't give you much information. But as I keep on feeding your pixels, maybe after a few months, I give you another pixel after a few years, I give you another pixel, right. And then more pixels

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are open to you. And now you can start gathering these pixels. Now you can start painting or having an idea of what this image denotes. Right? So whatever happens in our life, it's a pixel. Right? Something happens, you didn't want it to happen, it happened, this is a pixel. If you're going to try and start analyzing this pixel and trying to determine the picture, you're going to fail. And it's going to bring you a whole lot of sadness and a whole lot of confusion. And you're going to start thinking I'm being punished, and Allah doesn't love me and so on and so forth. Now to highlight this more clearly.

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Let me highlight to you or teach you a principle, a principle from

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from from the principles of our lesson, no agenda, right?

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And that principle states that there is nothing like complete evil. There's nothing like complete evil, right? Something might be evil, but it's only evil from one aspect.

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From one angle, the angle that you're looking at it from, but from another angle. There's goodness in it, and there's a blessing, you might not be able to pick it up. But you have to believe that there's nothing like complete evil. Because whatever Allah does, he does good. And this is a theme from the themes of surah Yusuf. Right, whatever Allah does, he does good. Why? Because whatever happens, even if you can't see the goodness in it, there's good in it. I'll give you an example. Let's say there's a, you know, there's hundreds of cars parked outside. Right, and then hailstones fall from the sky and smash on the windscreen of the vehicle. Right now the drivers the owners of

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these

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Vehicles they go out they see this. If you ask these drivers, do you consider this a good thing or an evil thing? A good thing or a bad thing?

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Then natural answer would be this is a bad thing. La La quwata illa Billah. we've, we've our property has been damaged. Right? Okay.

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Bear with me brothers and sisters, this is a bad thing. People have lost money people's windscreens have been shattered. Right? They in difficulty. And they're rightly calling it a difficult circumstance, they're actually calling it something not to you know, this is not this is not anything to be excited about. They are writing that.

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This is from the angle of the drivers of these vehicles. This is from the angle of the owners of these vehicles.

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But now you tell me, what would you say about the brother or sister who sells windscreens?

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who sells windscreens?

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Uh huh. I'm sure you're smiling. When when this paradigm shift sort of entered your mind, that's panela. That's true.

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The brother or sister who sells windscreens, they would say Alhamdulillah to what happened. Whilst those who own the vehicle, they will say Subhana Allah in Allah who are in a Roger. But brothers and sisters every other day, when there was no demand for windscreens and business was poor. The windscreen Silas, they were saying to panela in LA or in LA or June, and the drivers of the vehicles and owners of the vehicles they were saying and handed in law, or at least we hope they will. So as you can see, there's nothing like completely evil. This concept this this this incident which the drivers who was evil, this was good from another angle. And we see this in sort of usage as well.

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Because if you look at the beginning part of the story, and you find Yusuf Alayhi Salam stolen by his own blood brothers and thrown into a wall and left for dead 10 times out of 10 you would say this is an evil circumstance shame. So Pamela, in Allah, you're in it, you're a Jew, and this is bad, you would say this 10 times out of 10.

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However, however, almost half a century later, when Yusuf Alayhi Salaam is the Minister of Finance during severe drought, and it is because of his leadership, that Egypt has enough storage, in terms of food for its people and excess food to give citizens of surrounding neighboring countries.

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Right. And because of his leadership and him in this role, this reality happened to be after a lot, of course, right? We use it was the means, right? That if anyone else was the finance minister, they wouldn't be in a food in storage. Or maybe they would be but only for Egypt, not for the people around and millions of people would have died. Because Yusuf is the Minister of Finance. Millions of people are alive and sustained by the permission of Allah, because of his efforts. All right. Now this is half a century later. But what if I said that if use of wasn't thrown into the well, half a century before, he wouldn't have ended up being the Minister of Egypt, half a century later, when

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millions of people needed someone like him to do that job. Now, if we go half century late, and I asked you again, brothers and sisters, Yusuf Alayhi Salaam being thrown into the bottom of a well, was that a good thing? Or is that a bad thing? At the beginning, you said bad. Now 10 times out of 10, you will say good, you see what's happening brothers and sisters, at the beginning of the story, you didn't have the pixels, you just had one pixel and you're making judgment based on it. But you need to know whatever Allah does, he does good. And as Allah opened the story for us, and revealed more pixels to panela, we saw the grand plan. And we said Subhan, Allah Alhamdulillah he was thrown

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into the bottom of a while this doesn't make what his brothers did, right? But you understand the point that I'm sharing brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala make these words a means for your inspiration and for you to reflect on some of the difficult circumstances in your life and find the much needed inspiration to fixate in your mind the correct paradigm with regards to it so that your situation helps you become stronger, it becomes an opportunity for your growth and not an obstacle leading to your failure. I love your for the sake of Allah vertical overcome the Kabbalah Minami Allah, Salam Alaikum alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh