Powerful Stories of Everyday Muslims #01 – The Story of Relevance

Suleiman Hani

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Our story today is the story of relevance. One time a young man went through a car accident in which his friend passed away at the scene of the crash. And this caused him to begin to reassess his life and to ask questions after he saw his friend passing away. May Allah have mercy on him. He said, one of the most oft repeated questions he asked was, Why am I here? What is my relevance to the world around me? Why do I exist? And where am I headed after I pass away? Many people Old and young men and women all around the world don't feel relevant, don't feel like they have value, don't feel like they are living for some kind of objective, ultimate true purpose. Think for a moment about the

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following analogies, the pencil that's placed in a drawer and never utilized as a pencil, never given its full potential. Or think about a car that's parked in a garage, never utilized as a car never utilized for its actual function and purpose, intended purpose, or even a light bulb that's utilized as decoration, perhaps on a tree, perhaps in a home on a wall, but it's never plugged in and never turned on. So it never illuminates and it never lives. And it's never utilized for its full potential. Even if people praise the light bulb, and they recognize its existence, it's not being utilized for its intended purpose. Allah subhanaw taala, the One who created us, clarify to us

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why we are here so that we never feel lost, so that you never feel irrelevant so that you never feel useless. This is the story of your relevance, your life is irrelevant. Your life does have value. And as long as you are living for the value and purpose that Allah subhanaw taala created you for, then everything of this world becomes insignificant compared to that. All other values, all other priorities come after that. And I want us to think about this one objective purpose that Allah subhanaw taala clarified, so that you never feel lost again. And let the holla call him out. I will hire an attorney.

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Or you can send wanna, well, who what laws is the law for Allah subhanaw taala says the One who created death and life in order to test you to see who is best in their actions in their deeds. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is the oft forgiving ALLAH SubhanA. Allah is the Almighty. Now we know our purpose is laid out for us, therefore you can never feel lost again, in terms of your actual purpose. We may feel lost in worldly matters here and there. And yes, life does have its difficulties. But Allah subhanaw taala also told us about that in advance. Whenever you can be Shadi will highly fitna, what Elijah told John, that we will test you all with ease and difficulty both

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types of tests as a trial for you to test you in terms of your reaction, how will you adapt? How will you respond? How will you interpret how will you see the world? What will you do about it moving forward, so you do not control the things that happen to you, but you control the way you respond and react to that situation. And that is the story of your relevance. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to live for our true intended purpose living fully for this purpose, seeking His pleasure and seeking paradise. Because if you are not living for your intended purpose, the one God created you for then everything else every other type of intended value, every other type of

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objective value that you seek on your own meaning it is arbitrary, is a source and a cause of regret in the next life. Live for the value Allah created you for the objective Allah created you for rather than your desires rather than for society rather than for something else, so that you celebrate eternally. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to live for this relevance and this purpose and this objective and to pass every test that comes our way along that journey.