Three Keys To Resilience
Channel: Suleiman Hani
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All praise is due to Allah, the Exalted, we praise him, and we seek Allah subhanho wa Taala as help his guidance and his forgiveness, we seek refuge in Allah from the evils of our sins and the evils within ourselves. Whomsoever Allah guides, there is no misguidance for him, and whomever he writes fully causes to be led astray. There is no guidance for him.
And I bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah alone. And I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, peace be upon him as his servant and final messenger. Allah the Exalted reminds us in the Noble Quran, what is translated as Oh you who believe Oh believers, even less rude Radi Allahu Allah says when Allah says yeah, you hola Dina. Amen. Oh, you who believe. Then pay very close attention. For Allah will tell you about something that is good for you to implement or something harmful so that you may avoid it. Oh believers, Oh you who believe. Be conscious of Allah as he deserves. Worship Allah as is his right upon you. And do not die except in
a state of submission to Him. Oh, you who believe all believers. Be conscious of Allah.
Allah every soul reflects on what you have prepared for tomorrow for the Day of Resurrection,
and be conscious of Allah. Verily Allah has aware of all that you do.
It was authentically reported that a man came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and asked for advice and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam responded
all men to Billa through Mustafa him say I believe in Allah and then remain firm.
These few concise words of advice are very profound if we are to reflect on them. They could be life changing, if we are to consider their impact in everyday life.
I want to use the short time that I have the framework for this reminder with one verse one saying of Allah subhanho wa Taala as Paul moves through, Master Komuter Turner's xinyuan hemos
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she Ruby engine, Lottie can tune to the moon. Verily those who say, My Lord is Allah, and then they remain firm. And then they remain steadfast meaning as a way of life until the day that they die. The result of living a life of firmness, a life of effort and dedication to Allah subhanho wa Taala the result is what when your soul is leaving your body when the believer is passing away, and transitioning into the eternal life. The angels come down to angels of mercy. And rather than there being a moment of fear, the angels are welcoming the believer into the next life. alerta Hafele Walter has a new Have no fear nor shall you grieve you won't be sad. And instead, whatever she will
be Jannetty let he can turn to our Dune, instead have the glad tidings of the Jana that you were promised before. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us a life of a stay at home a life of firmness until the day that we return to him.
Every day we recite and we reflect, and then all slit autonomous stuff lead guide us to the straight path, and oftentimes a Muslim will ask why are we asked
asking Allah for guidance when we are already believers when we are praying we are submitting to him. And the response very briefly is that we are asking Allah for firmness for the guidance that allows us to remain consistent, because we are no doubt living in a times in which there are many ideologies many confusions, many doubts that arise and many trends that come and go and rise and fall. And people's faith at times are shaking. We are living in a times in which we are connected as a race and we are seeing people all around the world, we are seeing the good and the bad, we are seeing the ease and the difficulty we are seeing suffering as a takes place almost instantaneously.
And the foundation of the believer must remain firm, so that we are celebrating in the future so that we are rejoicing when we depart from this temporary world.
How do we gain a stick on? How do we gain firmness, a topic that we could discuss for hours upon hours.
For the sake of time will mention three different ways for every one of us to gain a stick on a furnace. Number one is to reflect often.
The concept of reflection in the Quran, the word that's used for this is to fetco to reflect. And this implies something that is all encompassing of reflections on all the signs of Allah around you reflect more often reflect on the beating of your heart, Every Breath You Take every raindrop that falls every leaf that falls every grain of sand the clouds as they pass by the stars, the universe reflect on the creation of Allah subhana wa atatiana And the more we reflect and the more we are connected to the things that we see around us as indicators of Allah subhanaw taala His power and His mercy and purpose in this world, the more we are going to be grounded in our foundation, in
addition to to fetco There's a word that's utilized in the Quran that is specific that is specific for reflection upon the Quran. And that is Tada boo. Leah that blue area to how often do we reflect on the statements of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada in the Quran. They are in the Arabic language linguistically I act. And an idea is not really a verse as we translate into the English language. Rather, an iron is an indicator, an eye is a sign. When we reflect and we recite how often do we find ourselves relating to the Quran. Now if you're someone who says I want to benefit, I want to stay strong when many people are losing their faith. I want to feel optimistic when many people are
losing their hope, then we cannot cut off access to that thing which will allow us to stay grounded. We cannot cut off access to a daily relationship with the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala every one of us and every one of our homes should have a minimum atmosphere of the Quran, a minimum re citation and reflection upon the Quran, even if it has one idea, because you might reflect on one idea and it might affect your entire day. May Allah subhanaw taala make us people have perfect code and people have to double. So number one is reflection. Number two, another way to remain steadfast is to constantly turn back to Allah every time you fall short. Don't delay it for tomorrow. Don't
delay until next week. Allah subhanaw taala says in the same Surah Surah facilite festa Li Mo LA was still Pharaoh, turn to Him Subhana wa Tada and seek forgiveness from him. Can you imagine if there was no such concept as Toba? Can you imagine if there was no way back onto the straight path when someone made a mistake and someone went astray? How lost would we feel how depressed would we feel that there's no hope? But Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us explicit reminders not to lose hope in the Mercy of Allah. In Allah Hale Pharaoh DeLuca Jamia, Allah forgives all sins, as long as you're asking Allah for forgiveness constantly, sincerely and you are trying time and again every time you
fall short you stand back up you ask Allah for forgiveness you try again. Do not lose hope in the Mercy of Allah. And do not give up on seeking forgiveness from Allah for Allah does not give up on forgiving those who are sincere for stuff Lemo Eli, what's the federal few transgress the boundary of God? Don't say tomorrow I will repent because tomorrow is not guaranteed for every one of us in this room. May Allah subhanaw taala make us people October people of repentance people of His divine so number two is to repent immediately. Number three to gain a stay calm.
Seek the knowledge that will help you to fulfill your objective
In life, seek the knowledge that will help you to fulfill your objective in life. So this requires us to take a step back and to ask, individually rhetorically, what is my purpose in life? Why was I created? Why am I here? And where am I headed to.
And if the human being objectively and sincerely with reflection with effort, stood back and thought about the bigger picture, then we would find that many of our smaller goals and distractions in our time commitments, perhaps they are not aligned towards our greater objective. Perhaps they are taking us away from its perhaps they are distractions, of sorts. Seek the knowledge that will help you to remain firm. Seek the knowledge that will help you to please Allah, seek the knowledge that will help you and your family to make it to paradise. Seek the knowledge that will give you conviction in your faith, and give you the tools and the intellectual tradition to help guide others
to Allah subhanho wa Taala this pleasure as well.
We're living in a times in which we have so many opportunities to learn, and to access knowledge that will bring us closer to Allah. And as a result, seeking that kind of knowledge, the knowledge that has the bigger picture, the knowledge that fulfills the greater objective, our minor goals, our minor commitments, our studies, our livelihood, our family time, all of these things will align naturally, when we know where we are headed. When we understand the foundations of our faith.
At times as Muslims, we might not even recognize just how valuable our tradition is just how much of a treasure guidance is and how many people are looking for what we have, within our tradition.
A brother mentioned
an example of an atheist, a post grad student at Harvard University, and his students. He in His words, he said, When I studied philosophy of religion, I became very arrogant. And I started challenging different religious communities. And a group of Muslim students from the University started befriending him and inviting him to dialogue to discussions.
And they would try to bring him to their local centers when there would be a janazah a funeral prayer, and he would refuse.
One day, he said, I was going through some difficulties, and my heart was soft and emotionally. And so I accepted the invitation to the local mosque. When he went to the mosque, they were praying Janaza prayer. And the Imam gave a two minute reminder, perhaps three minutes at most, about death. And as believers, why we are optimistic that there is certainty, there is yesterday in conviction in what we know is waiting for us after the soul departs from the body. And he started crying. And he said, I don't even know who passed away. And I'm not really moved because of that. He said, very frankly, very honestly, I'm jealous that you guys don't realize how lucky you are as believers, that
you guys don't realize what you have, when you can live your daily life, taking care of your daily life. But you know with certainty that when death comes to you, because it is inevitable, because it is a guarantee for every human being, regardless of religion, ethnicity, language, race, gender, every single human being knows as a guarantee that we will depart. He said, You guys have certainty about what's waiting for you on the other side. He said, I can never have certainty. He said, I can never have a clean. Why this concept of European conviction for us as believers, it's important to reflect on because the knowledge that we seek that gives us this conviction is not just for
ourselves. Islam is not just for you. Islam is not just for the family. Islam is for the entire world. And we want as many people as possible, not just to be guided to the truth for the sake of following the truth. But to understand the benefits in be connected to Allah subhanaw taala and having conviction and having optimism and having hope, knowing that the things of this life that are difficult, they have a purpose, they have a meaning. And there's a reason for every test that is experienced, regardless of where we come from, regardless of our backgrounds.
So the result of is the karma with the three things that we mentioned, reflection, regular reflection number two, regular repentance, and number three, seek the knowledge consistently that will help you to fulfill your greater objective. Find the opportunities that will move you closer to Allah subhana wa Tada and allow you to know Him on a deeper level and allow you to know yourself on a deeper level. The result of that
This is that the angels will give us glad tidings Allah to have Walter has no, have no fear and do not grieve. Those who grieve and those who are fear are those who are still alive. But those who passed away as soon as they left this world, they were connected with Allah subhanho wa Taala and they are rejoicing in a better place. May Allah subhanaw taala have mercy on those who passed away before us and they Allah subhanaw taala allow us to reunite with our loved ones in the highest levels of Jannah May Allah subhanaw taala forgive us for all of our sins, the major and the minor, the ones that we remember and the ones that we forgot of who your pony had our stuff you know, Lord,
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My dear brothers and sisters.
At times, we hear people
complaining when they're looking around the world. And they're seeing all of the tragedies that take place locally and globally, we cannot list we cannot list the number of places and the number of causes that need our attention. But I want to add one final reminder on this note of is to form the notes of firmness, we cannot become pessimistic, we cannot lose hope. And the reality is our faith our tradition does not offer does not have a room or a place or a teaching of hopelessness. Rather, on the contrary, when Allah mentions hardships, when Allah mentions tests, when Allah mentions adversity with it gives us a reminder to remain firm, to remain optimistic, it's not going to be
easy. When we see injustice, when we see oppression against all types of people and against the Muslims as well. It's going to be difficult at times to remain optimistic, but we must
and remaining optimistic and seeing the world through the lens of optimism to fat when hope is part of our iman. And it's the thing that allows us to move forward when there is tragedy. It's the thing that helps you overcome hardship, as well as to help other people have hope when they've lost hope. And so when we see tragedy strike, when we see injustice increasing when we see people attacking other people because of their religion or their race or their language. As believers we are reminded number one, do not lose hope, remain firm. Number two, remember that Allah is aware of what's happening and there is a day of justice and a day of judgment and a day of reward. And number three,
do everything that you can strategically and wisely to help address these causes. Every one of us has different capacities, different networks, different platforms to help other people and to speak on behalf of those who cannot speak. And that is following in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us of those who are always defending the truth wherever it is. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us people of justice and peace wherever we are.
We must remain firm, we must remain firm, we must remain firm, but it requires us to take action and to strive towards the avenues of st Pharma. Everything we can do to remain firm is embedded with knowing Allah and knowing ourselves. We have a reminder, a lecture tonight that has been shared around the world on the psychology of change from the Islamic perspective here in this community in sha Allah, and I urge you to come out with your families because the focus is on knowing who we are so that we are able to better address society and help and serve society for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to elevate our ranks and to make us firm. We ask
Allah Subhana Allah to grant us st pharma until the day that we die, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant us a life of righteousness and death upon righteousness and resurrection and reunion with our loved ones and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the highest levels of Jannah Allahumma phenylene What mean you know well not me not well Muslim, you know? Well, mostly Matt. You don't even know what I'm what Allahumma fiddly while he didn't know what he Why did he do it Dina Allah who may or may only Bengkulu be well absorbed third bit Kulu banana Denecke Alana Dena Wendy Bina what Jana suburban demand each other Allahumma Zuken alHuda were to power will arpha for when the
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