Indeed I am Near – Day 15 – Prayers for Ease

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Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh who

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insha Allah in today's session of Caribbean wajib, we will be talking about daraz for ease, prayers for ease. And those doors in which we are asking Allah subhanaw taala to make things easy for us. And the fact is that it is of the huge blessings of Allah subhanaw taala on his slaves, that he removes hardship from them. And he makes things easy for them. And he not only makes things easy for them, but He guides them, and He grants them ease in their matters. So they're able to do the little and the big things. Because when a person has ease from Allah, when things are facilitated for them, then only they're able to do things that they would not be able to do otherwise. For example, if we

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are, you know, in this class right now, you're listening to this right now, Allah subhanaw taala enabled you to have an internet connection, to have a device that lets you run certain apps, programs, etc, so that you could listen to this program. Allah subhanaw taala gave you the health, the ability to listen, the ability to follow along, the ability to focus, the ability to have that freedom in your life. And that time to be able to listen to this. And Allah subhanaw taala gave you the ability to make this a priority right now. So anything that we do, whether it is big or small, whether it is something worldly or religious, remember, we are only able to accomplish it with the

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help of Allah, we are only able to do it when Allah subhanaw taala makes things easy for us. And is remember, it is a huge, huge favor of Allah. And we realize that this is a huge favor of Allah, at times when we don't have that ease at times when things are difficult for us, when we are tested with hardship. So is is is not something that is available at all times in the sense that

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everything is not easy for you all the time.

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It is not always guaranteed. It is not always granted to a slave as much as he would like. But when Allah subhanaw taala, you know, puts us in hardship puts us in some difficulty. Then at that time, we realize how huge of a favor ease is.

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And the thing is that in our lives, any when we do anything big or small, we should recognize that we were only able to do this with the help of Allah, like Sherif Ali his Salam, he said that we're matto Philippi illa biLlah. And my success is not but through Allah, any, if I'm able to do anything this is because Allah subhanaw taala has enabled me to do it are they hito culto upon him, I have relied I put my trust in Him not in myself, not in the resources that I have at my disposal. No, I put my trust in Allah, where he lay his own Eve and to him I return. And this is how we should also, you know, view ourselves that if I am able to do anything big or small, then I did it with the

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tofield of Allah because Allah subhanaw taala gave me the opportunity gave me the ability gave me the Tofik that is why that is how I was able to do it. And for future I put my trust in Allah. Not in myself not at my means not in my resources. And I turned to him. I turned to him for help. For ease I

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Turn to Him for the acceptance of my efforts. So Eli you need. So remember that it is not in your control, to make the different matters of Dean or dunya, easy for yourself or even easy for someone else. For example, if your child is suffering from a headache, or from some pain in their body, any Yes, you can offer, you know, some comfort food, maybe you can offer some pain relief medication, maybe you can offer an ice pack or or heat or heat pad or something like that, but you cannot take the pain away, it is only Allah subhanaw taala who can remove that pain, you cannot tell them to be patient, it is only Allah subhanaw taala who can enable your child to have Subak. So is remember it

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is entirely in the hands of Allah, He is the one who makes things possible. So when we find ourselves in any kind of difficulty, then we need to turn to Allah. And we need to ask ALLAH that, yeah, Allah, you create these for me, yeah, Allah, you make this matter easy for me. And the fact is that all of us, you know, every single human being is tested with hardship in their life. And each person is tested in in a different way. Children are tested in a different way adults are tested in another way, mothers in a different way fathers in a different way. You know, people who are working as employees or they are in the position of an employer, and each person is tested with some kind of

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hardship. And typically what happens is that when we are tested with hardship, where things get tough, we tend to get stressed out and as we get stressed out, we snap we lose our composure, we begin to panic, or we begin to have, you know doubt in ourselves or we begin to doubt Allah or Zildjian. So, what is the right way of responding to difficulty that we turn to Allah or zoologia that he is the one who can make things possible is is in his hand will not though 50 illa Billah and so, Allah is the One who can make things easy for me, I turned to him in a unit. And one thing that we need to remember is that yes, there is difficulty there is hardship in life. But along with that,

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there's also ease any if one thing is difficult for you at the same time Allah subhanaw taala has also made something else easy for you. Or if you are facing difficulty in one aspect, there is certainly ease in another aspect. And what is also promised is that after hardship, there is ease so with hardship is easy and after hardship is also ease because Allah subhanaw taala mentions both facts in the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala says saya Gerardo Allahu Akbar the rosary, Yusra, Allah shall make after difficulty ease, meaning the difficulty that you're in right now is not permanent. Every difficulty of this world is temporary, it is going to come to an end it is going to pass and

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after that there will be ease there will be relief, because the darkest night also comes to an end, right? The harshest winter also comes to an end. So, a sajer or Lulu, who borrows three Nusrah and Allah subhanaw taala also states the fact that for in the market was really strong, indeed with hardship is ease with hardship is is and the owner must say that this means that with every hardship there is double ease, any the ease is double that of the hardship that you are experiencing at the moment. And really, if you if you examine any challenge that you have in your life, yes, it you know, the difficulty is real, it's not imaginary, it is there. It and it is very painful, it can be

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incredibly hard. But Allah subhanaw taala has not just put you in difficulty, he has also given you ease at the same time, and the ease that he has given you is double that of the hardship that you are experiencing. And if we view our trials this way, then it would be so much easier to deal with them. You know, our difficulties, they become harder on us. Why? Because we blow them out of proportion. And we magnify them. How by entirely focusing on them and not looking at the ease that Allah subhanaw taala

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As created or the ease that he has promised. So, for enamal grocery Yusra, in the market grocery Yusra with hardship there is ease. And Allah subhanaw taala mentions about his messengers in the Quran, that things got so difficult for them, that the people that they were sent to, began to believe that they had been lied, any they had been lied to by by the messengers that that the messengers are not true as to what Allah why because they saw the messengers and so much difficulty, that they began to think that if they were really messengers of Allah, they would not have been tried so severely. But then what happened Geheimnisse Soluna our help came to them, Allah subhanaw

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taala helped them. So, sometimes, you know, difficulty becomes so so intense, that you will begin to wonder that there is no end to it, or that now things will not get easy. Or now there is only, you know, death and destruction and ruin, but the help of Allah comes right at that time. And they're gonna compare this to the darkness of the night, that when the night becomes very dark and very intense, then day breaks, right? At the beginning of the night. Yes, you know, for example, the time of Maghrib there is darkness, but there is also some light. And then as the night continues, the darkness intensifies it becomes deeper, and there comes a point where it is completely dark, very,

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very pitch dark. And then light comes in, and the darkness slowly begins to fade away. So darkness will fade when after it has reached its peak. And this is how a lot of times disease is also right, that it reaches its peak the symptoms. They reach their peak, and things got really, really hard and then comes relief. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, well who Alleppey Yunus zero Louisa mimbar Dima Kanako, He is the One Who sends down rain after they had despaired, any after people begin to give up hope any after things got really, really hard. Allah subhanaw taala sends rain. So when things get incredibly hard, that is actually a good sign. It is actually a good sign of what of

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the fact that next is going to be ease next is going to be relief. So Allah subhanaw taala is great help comes and we learn this in the Quran in so many stories. For example, in in South Africa, have we learned about the story of the youth? That what happened with them? They they fled from their hometown, and they hid in a cave, right? And when they hid in the cave, they called upon Allah subhanaw taala. They said, Robina attina Mila doon karma, we're here yet linnorm in Medina, rassada our Lord, grant us relief from yourself. Sorry, grant us from Yourself mercy and prepare for us from our affair right guidance. So first of all, they asked Allah subhanaw taala for mercy. And secondly,

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they also asked Allah subhanaw taala for right guidance, mercy, why, so that their difficulty is alleviated and right guidance, why so that they know how to, you know, operate in that difficulty, what they should do to help themselves and to bring ease in their affair, any what is the right course of action, because they didn't want to make any mistakes, a mistake, and that situation could be very, very dangerous. Because these youths they had actually fled their hometown. Why? Because they had believed in Allah Alone. And the king of the time was an idolaters, who forced his people to worship idols. And if anyone left the religion of the king, the king would execute them. So these

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young men did not want to be on the false religion of their king. They wanted to cling to the truth to the worship of Allah alone. And when they realized that there was no way of surviving in their hometown, they knew that they had to flee. And when they fled, they left their home. They planned that they would meet at a cave, and when they met at the cave, when they took refuge in the cave, they hid over there. And this is similar to how the

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Prophet sallallahu Urdu cinnamon Abu Bakr al de la Mora, and when they left Maccha first they went and hid in a cave. And then they took a different route to Medina. So, these young men also they hid in the cave. And then in the cave when they got there, they called upon Allah subhanaw taala that Oh Allah, you, you give us from Yourself, mercy. And remember that mercy the Rama of Allah includes every good thing, such as food and safety and calm, and, you know, removal of anxiety and rest and sleep, every good thing, any good thing. So they asked Allah subhanaw taala for His mercy, and they said, Mila don't karma. Yet why? Because Mercy comes only from Allah. And they asked for special

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mercy from Allah. They were asking for extraordinary help, a great help because their situation was extraordinary. And this shows us that when we are in a very unusual situation, a very tight a difficult situation that we have never experienced before. That is not typical at all. At that time, we should expect you know x extraordinary help from Allah help that is not typical. That we should have this faith this year clean that Allah is able to help me that Allah subhanaw taala is able to do the extraordinary the unusual in order to help me in order to bring ease, he is able to do miracles. So Mila Don Karima, and they said, Well, hey, Atlanta, I'm in Emelina, Rashida that Oh,

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Allah, guide us to the right course of action in our affair. Can you teach us what the right course of action is? Because when a person has a difficulty, you know, sometimes their anxiety, their fear, it clouds their thinking, they're not able to think correctly, they're not able to, you know, make the right judgment, and sometimes out of haste, or out of impulse out of, you know, being in a state of heightened emotions in a day, you know, it's a heightened emotional state, a person is not able to think clearly, they become impulsive, they become hasty. Or, you know, they begin to give up, they're not able to, you know, do what is right. So they're asking Allah that Ya Allah, you guide

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us. So she Casady, he writes, instead of saying that, in order to find ease in their matter, these youths did a number of things. First of all, they went to a place where they could actually hide from the King. Any they didn't just stay in in danger, and do nothing to help themselves. No, they left the place where they were in danger. And where did they go? They found a cave, and they realized that they could find safety there, they could hide over there. So they went over there. So they did what was in their capacity, they use the means that were available to them. And secondly, after putting in their effort, what did they do? They put their trust in Allah. And they did not

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rely on themselves or on any other or any other creature. Rather, they put their trust in Allah. And they asked Allah for help. They pray to Allah, that Allah Subhana Allah, Tina Mila, dukkha, Rama were hadeland I mean, Amrita Rasheeda. So when they combined effort and prayer, what happened? Allah subhanaw taala accepted their girl, Allah subhanaw taala. He granted them special mercy. So he caused them to sleep. He took their fear, their worry, their anxiety away, he caused them to sleep for a very, very long time. And the danger of that King, any Allah subhanaw taala took that away completely. Because by the time they woke up, and they went back, what happened that King was gone,

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that oppression was gone, it was finished, that era was over. So Allah subhanaw taala granted them special mercy. And Allah subhanaw taala also showed them the right course of action, because in this situation, it wasn't right for them that they go and use violence or they become confrontational. No, it was in their best interest that they avoid confrontation. And they go and hide and just protect themselves. So Allah subhanaw taala guided them to the right course of action. So how do you get ease in your life? How do you deal with challenges and difficulties in your life? This is a you know, a, an example a blueprint, you know, something that we need to follow that, first of all, do

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whatever it is

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In your capacity, don't just sit there doing nothing waiting for the help of ALLAH to fall from above. Yes, Allah's help comes from from above, but you also need to do what is in your capacity. Allah subhanaw taala has made you capable. Allah subhanaw taala has put you in this test to see what you do. Leah blue Acoma ucommerce, Anwar Allah, he didn't put you in this test, so that you sit idle, and you just expect things to happen on their own. No, you have to do what is in your capacity. And that is your test. That is what Allah subhanaw taala is, is testing in you that that what is it that you choose to do? What What action do you do, and then secondly, along with your

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effort must be a lot of prayer, a lot of drop, that you humble yourself before Allah, you call upon Allah subhanaw taala. And when you call upon Allah, this shows that you are putting your trust in Allah, but you're not putting your trust in yourself or in your plan. You are putting your trust in Allah, you are showing servitude to Allah. And remember a Dora he and Reba Dora is worship, right? So you are showing servitude to Allah. And that is the best thing to do when you are in difficulty. Now before we talk about the different doors that we can make in times of hardship, let us talk a little bit about why Allah subhanaw taala puts us in hardship. So first of all, remember that Allah

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subhanaw taala has created us why for his worship, and in order to test us under the Halacha moto will Hayato Leah beluga calm a ucommerce anomala in order to test us to see which of us is is excellent in their deeds, any in in difficulty and ease. What is it that we choose to do? Because the changing circumstances reveal our true self. Alright, so Allah subhanaw taala changes, you know our circumstances, from ease to hardship, hardship, to ease with hardship, ease, why? To seek to bring our true self out, right? To test us as to what what kind of actions we choose to do. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, I'm her symptom and Ted holder Jana? Well, I'm a Arla Mila,

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who Lavina Jaha domain comm where animal slavery? Did you think that you were just going to enter paradise like that? While Allah has not yet known those people who strive among you, and those people who are patient, meaning Allah will certainly test you to distinguish those who strive and those who don't those who are patient and those who are not patient. So in life tests are inevitable. They are guaranteed hardship is a given. All right, it is it is a promise of Allah well Anna blue Anna Combi che Him, we will definitely indeed test you all with something mental health of fear while you're in hunger, Allah will test you with hunger. So for example, there are days when

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you're able to you know, eat really well a true time and keep a fast and you don't really get hungry. And then there are those days when you miss your as a whole. And so you fast on an empty stomach. With hunger, Allah will test you and hunger. So for example, at the time of thought, you know, there are days when you get the best delicious if thought and then there are days when you get a cold meal or you know, food that you don't really enjoy, and you stay hungry because you don't really eat properly you don't feel satiated. So this hunger is something that Allah subhanaw taala has promised Allah subhanaw taala is testing you through your hunger, that that how do you respond?

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How do you behave with those around you? And how do you respond to Allah when you get hungry? When axonal unwell, shortage of wealth, can eat you will lose money while unforce you will you will lose. You know people you love with them rot, loss of fruit of produce of your income, your your you know the result of your hard effort. Sometimes that happens, you work on something for so long, waiting for the fruit of your effort, only to find out that the fruit was ruined, the results were ruined. Something happened because of which you don't get to enjoy the fruits of your hard labor. But Allah subhanaw taala says we'll have a * is Salvini give good news to those who are patient. What are

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their patient, their patient at the time of fear their patient at the time of hunger, their patient at the time of loss of wealth, the loss of loved ones, the loss of the fruit of their effort. What was she the saw between? Give good news to those who are patient? Good news of what good news of what's coming up ahead? Can you think about it if someone has just suffered a loss or they're experiencing hardship? Any good news for what? You You would think that good news is kind of like a mockery or sarcasm? No, this is not mockery, this is hope. That okay, you are in hardship right now. But rejoice over what's coming up ahead. And this means that by definition, hardship for the

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believer is meant to bring what is good and what is better in the future. And that good that better can be in this world, it can also be in the next world. So for example, in this world, what happens one day, you you, you know, for example, you miss your seafood, you're hungry all day, but then when you get to eat a delicious, satisfying meal at the time of if thought doesn't that bring you so much delight and comfort and joy.

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And one day, okay, you don't get to have the best meal at Iftar time, you don't get to enjoy it. But then the next day, Allah subhanaw taala gives you something that's much better. So understand this about trials, that when a person is tested, that means that in the future, is ease in the future is something good that you will enjoy. But that is only guaranteed to you, if you observe suburb at the time of hardship, because Allah subhanaw taala says well, but she does saw bidding, give good news to those who are patient, not those who are tested, because everyone is tested. But not everyone is patient. The good reward is promised to those who are patient and who are those who are patient and

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levena either Asaba Tomasi button Carlu inna Lillahi wa inna Illa urogen There are those people who when some difficulty some trial hits them, they say the first thing they say in Allah who are in LA Raju, we belong to Allah to Him we will return we belong to Allah, Allah will take care of us, right I belong to Allah, Allah owns me. And he the owner is the one who looks after his property, right? Who ensures that his property does not go waste, right? So I belong to Allah, Allah will take care of me, he will ensure that that I don't suffer, that he will compensate. So in Manila, we're in Malay Rajaram, we're going to turn back to Allah we're going to return to Him. And that means that

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this difficulty is not going to last forever. After the difficulties of the world is the relief and the joy and the ease and the blessings of Jana, we're in a larger room. So those who say this at the time of hardship, Hola, Carolyn hem Solloway, Tommy Robinson Rama, those are the ones who will receive blessings from their Lord and also mercy. And you know, Salawat also means good good mentioned good prays that Allah subhanaw taala mentioned them before His angels in a positive way Allah subhanaw taala praises his patients lives before His angels and Allah subhanaw taala bestows a special mercy on such slaves, what will it take a human motor don't and they are the ones who are

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rightly guided, who those who are patient and those who are not patient, they're not guided in their hardship, then their hardship. You know, it overcomes them, they're not able to think clearly, they're not able to act properly, and then they only get themselves in in greater hardship.

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We learned that Allah subhanaw taala will definitely test those who believe Allah subhanaw taala says a hassy Vanessa and you trochu and your Kulu Amana hula, you've done, that the people think that they will be left simply because they say we believe and then they will not be tested. No, they will be tested.

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Saying I believe is not a protection against the trials of life. Because some people think that if I'm a Muslim, if I believe in Allah, and if I love Allah and if I worship Allah, that means I should be protected against the hardships of this world. I should not suffer any difficulty. No, it's actually the reverse. When you believe when you say I believe in Allah, that Allah subhanaw taala is going to test the sincerity of this claim. He is going to test the worth the strength of this claim that you're making.

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And we see that in life. Allah subhanaw taala tests us not

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Only with evil or with something that we find evil and hard and difficult, but he also tests us with ease when when a blue condition we will hide the fitna everything in your life is a trial difficulty appears to be a trial because it's inconvenient, right? But when we are in ease, that is also a trial. And we forget that it's a trial, because it's convenient, right, it brings us some kind of joy or some kind of happiness, or some kind of benefit. So we don't think that it is a trial, whereas that ease is also a trial.

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And in a hadith we learn that Allah subhanaw taala tests his slaves, why in order to raise their levels, in order to raise their ranks, in order to purify them, in order to bring them some kind of benefit. My unit Allah will be higher on useless men who, whoever Allah intends good for Allah subhanaw taala puts that person in a trial in difficulty. We think that if Allah wants good for us, then we should be immune to any hardship and we should not face any hardship. It's the opposite. When Allah wants good for you, he will put you in difficulty. You know why? Because there are so many benefits you get through difficulty that you cannot get through ease, and inshallah we'll talk

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about those benefits. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said that the magnitude of the reward, the magnitude of reward, is in proportion to the magnitude of the affliction. Allahu Akbar, ne the greater the trial, the greater the reward. When Allah who is great and glorious, loves a people, he puts them in hardship. And those who accepted gladly receive Allah's good pleasure. And those who are upset and displeased receive Allah's displeasure, subhanAllah any when you are in difficulty, that means that Allah subhanaw taala wants something good for you.

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Allah subhanaw taala does not want bad for you. He wants good for you. Because this difficulty is going to become a source of it's going to become a gateway, right to to a lot of good in your life. So those who accept the difficulty, happily, how, how can you be happy with a difficulty? You are happy with Allah? Not that you are very happy that you have a fever? No, who's happy when they have a fever, who's happy with the headache? He we are not expected to find joy in you know in pain or with pain, but rather we are expected to be happy with Allah and in all circumstances, that we're not angry with Allah that that he or Allah, why why did you put me in this difficulty? No, we should

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always be happy with Allah, that Allah Allah, I accept your decree, if this is what you decreed for me, this trial came to me with your permission, right with your wisdom, you decreed it with your wisdom, I accept it. So the one who shows

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you know submission to Allah, and and happiness with Allah, Allah subhanaw taala will be pleased with them. So the person who approaches trials with a positive mindset, then what will happen? Allah subhanaw taala will also grant them is acceptance and patience. And then eventually what will happen they will receive huge rewards because Allah is pleased with them. But the person who is angry, who is impatient, who is annoyed, who complains about Allah who gets irritable, then they are not able to think clearly they're not guided to the right course of action, and they destroy the rewards that they had earned thus far, they waste their efforts. And they also waste this excellent opportunity

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that Allah subhanaw taala provided them to earn good rewards. And then they eventually end up with the Wrath of Allah azza wa jal or yeah the biller. So we need to show submission to Allah, and happiness with Allah, when we are put in any difficulty. And how do you show happiness with Allah? Use? You say positive words. You say in that ilaha illa? Who Roger, you say husband, Allah Winair Medicaid, you say it'll lead to Billa Europa. You say what as a local Reba, Barguil, Kedah, you say positive words. And you also ask Allah subhanaw taala for ease.

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When we look at the lives of of the righteous, those who are close to Allah, the prophets of Allah, we see that all of the prophets of Allah were tested with with hardship, some kind of hardship. Allah subhanaw taala

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says one aka the could zebra true Solomon public for Subaru Alhama Kalibo we're all though we're all though had a Tahuna Soluna the messengers before you were denied, and they were patient over their denial, meaning over the fact that people denied them, and they suffered hurt in every different possible way they suffered hurt until our help came to them. No Alayhis Salam, what happened to him 950 years, he strove in order to convey the message of Allah to his people. More Salah is Salam was tested through federal right for our own would Nene his crimes are well known. Iacob or his salon was tested through His beloved Son, right that His beloved Son Yusuf was taken away from him, how by

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his other sons, so he was tested in regard to all of his children. Use of Ernie his son was tested through imprisonment, right through a bit because of the women that he ended up in in prison for a crime that he never committed. A uberta His salon was tested how through loss of family, wealth, and also illness disease in his body. And Allah subhanaw taala says in our retina who saw indeed we found him to be patient. In some narrations, we learn that he suffered his illness for 18 years. 18 years, Allahu Akbar. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam eyeshadow de la Morena used to think that the day of or hurt was the most difficult day for him. salAllahu alayhi wasallam So one day she

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asked him,

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did you ever encounter anything harder than the day of her and the prophets of Allah who are new seven mentioned to her the day off? Pa if any his experience and thought if that how incredibly hard that was that he couldn't be in Makkah, because, you know, Mecca was not safe for him. His uncle of Bhutan, if we used to give him protection had died. So he went to VA if in order to find some kind of cooperation from there, he he didn't just face rejection, people chased him out. Stuff it Allah anyhow, not only embarrassing, but painful and frightening and physically hurtful. Where was he supposed to go? What was he supposed to do? He where to go what to do. That day was incredibly hard

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and the prophets of Allah who are the US, I shall de la Horne, who was beloved to the prophets of Allah who already had sent him. She was also hurt by the people when they slandered her of a crime she never committed. And the rumors spread. And the people begin to believe that rumor so much that in her words, she said that, you know, that I know that even if I were to tell you, I'm innocent, you will not believe me, because you have heard the lies so much that my my claim of innocence is not going to convince you. And so she said what your cup is, and I'm set for subbrand Jimmy, so patient is most beautiful, will love and Mustang Marla mantle cell phone. So remember that

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you know the prophets, the righteous were all tested. So when a person is tested, it doesn't mean that Allah does not like them, that Allah wants evil for them, that Allah is displeased with them. There's multiple factors behind the trial. But ultimately, every trial in this world is good for you. Allah subhanaw taala wants good for you. Because that trial is either going to lead you to turn back to Allah, right, to introspect to look at your own shortcomings. It's going to make you a better person, it's going to make you a better worshipper. It's going to be a means of purification, it's going to be a means of drawing closer to Allah. So trials ultimately remember they are good for

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us. Now, this doesn't mean we ask for trials, no, rather when we are experiencing any kind of hardship, any kind of trial, we should seek is how should we seek is first of all, we seek it through Iman and Amazon, faith and righteous action, because Allah subhanaw taala tells us that the one who believes and does righteous deeds fellow who Jezza and it Hausner, you will have an excellent reward was an opponent a woman Emery now you saw Andrew Carnegie. He said that we will speak to him from our command with ease, and there will be ease for the person who believe

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IPs and does righteous action.

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We learn that whoever does righteous action whether male or female, while they're a believer, Allah soprano title will grant that person a good life prior to play Heba. So ALLAH SubhanA, Allah will grant them is. One of the scholars said that the outcome of obedience to Allah is in the form of success and goodness in this world. And in the next. Meeting, when a person is obedient to Allah, they find success, they find goodness in this world, and in the next. And the most fortunate among all the creatures is the one who is most ahead in obedience and servitude to Allah. The success of the slave is in doing what his lord has ordered him to do, and in leaving what his Lord has

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forbidden him from. This is how we attain success. This is how we bring ease. We welcome ease into our lives by showing servitude and obedience to Allah, if not, by him said that Allah is the Lord of the Worlds, the Most Merciful of those who showed mercy. And the most powerful of those who have power and his approval can only be gained by showing obedience to Him. If you want His mercy, if you want his help, if you want that his power is with you, not against you, then you can only do that by showing obedience to Him.

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Secondly, after email, after email and normal Sonya, another important thing is that we must adopt the Taqwa of Allah. Because Allah subhanaw taala says women Utila, whoever is conscious of Allah, then Allah subhanaw taala will create ease for him in his affair. In another ayah, whoever has Taqwa of Allah, Allah will create for him an exit and exit out of what a way out from every matter that becomes constricted on him. Any any difficulty that he finds himself in because of his taqwa, because of his fear of Allah, Allah subhanaw taala will bring him out.

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And in difficult times, and he we should put our trust in Allah. So after taqwa, another important thing is to work with that we put our faith in Allah, because Allah says we may have to work on Allah for Allah has book, whoever puts his trust in Allah, Allah is sufficient for him. And even Rajib said that when a difficulty gets worse, it intensifies. Then the slave begins to despair of the creation. And you begin to give up hope of the creation and no longer seeks them or turns to them for relief. You know, for example, you are sick, you have fever. And what happens? You tell you message a friend, I'm not feeling well, they don't see the message. The message doesn't even show

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that it's been read. You will call your mother, she does not answer the phone call. You call, you know someone else, they don't respond, right. You tell people at your workplace you won't be in because you're not feeling well. Nobody sees that email for a very long time. Hours go by and nobody reaches out to check up on you. Why? Because they don't care. No, because they didn't even know or they didn't even realize that you needed help. So as you wait on people that somebody will call, somebody will check up on me, somebody will, you know, bring me something that I need, and one after the other people disappoint you and you're waiting for so long. And the difficulty intensifies. The

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pain gets harder in your body, then what do you do? You make dua, you turn to Allah. So when difficulty intensifies what happens? You give up hope of the creation, and you place your hope and trust in Allah. Your heart turns towards Allah alone. And then you get to experience true Tawakkol true reliance on Allah. Otherwise Yes, we say that yes, I put my trust in Allah I it'll toggle to Allah we say these things, but we don't truly experience it until we learn to give up hope of people.

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Then another thing we need to do in difficulty is that we turn to Allah and we seek His help like most artists, and I'm set to his people. Seek help from Allah was below and be patient.

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In difficulty, we should always think good about Allah, like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did in the cave when he said Latta isn't in the la marina. Allah is with us. Don't be sad. So what happened when he thought positively about Allah when he believed positive thoughts about Allah? What happened? Allah subhanaw taala sent his Sakina his tranquillity on him and Allah subhanaw taala helped him with with armies

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forces which are not visible to people, and he through his angels

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in difficulty what we need to do is that we should put our needs before Allah alone. In a hadith we learned that whoever suffers from destitution and he beseech his the people for it, his destitution shall not end. And whoever suffers from destitution, any beseech is Allah for it, Allah who will send provisions to him sooner or later, because it is sustenance. Relief is not in the hands of people, it is in the hands of Allah alone. So if you put your hardships before people, you think your pain, your difficulty, your hunger, your poverty is going to go away. No, it's not going to go away, because people are not able to give you anything, unless and until Allah subhanaw taala makes

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them so the help comes from Allah. So go straight to the source.

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Ask Him for help. And then be certain that with difficulty is ease and after difficulty is also ease of poverty says about the ISA dragula, who Barbarossa Nusrah, that after hardship there is ease after constriction, there is vastness, after poverty there is abundance. And by Allah's command, remember that every hardship can go away. And this can be visible or hidden, any the help of Allah the relief from Allah comes in different ways, in ways that are tangible, and also ways that are intangible. Sometimes, the help comes in a way that is very apparent, and sometimes it comes in a way that is unapparent, hidden from us. So for example, if a person is ill, right, then it is

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Allah's promise that after hardship is ease. So how does ease come to them that Allah subhanaw taala grants them good health, right, that illness, that disease, that sickness goes away.

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Sometimes that is comes in the form of becoming free of people becoming independent of people becoming detached from the creation. Why? Because difficulty teaches you that I should not put my trust in Allah, sorry, I should not put my trust in people I should put my trust in Allah Alone. This is what difficulty teaches you.

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So the help of Allah comes in different ways. Sometimes the help of Allah and ease comes in the form of Allah, helping you in being patient, that now your capacity to bear hardship increases, right, you have a greater capacity to deal with challenges. And now this means that you will be able to do more in life. Because the fear of discomfort, you know, keeps us away from moving ahead. But when we suffer hardship, what does that teach us? That you are capable, you can do this with the help of Allah you can go forward, you can take on this challenge. You can do this thing that is hard. Right? So this is also how the help of Allah comes. On the other hand impatience. What does that do? It

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makes things worse. It doesn't make things easy.

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We learned that the help of Allah comes with patience, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that in the nostril Masaba the help of Allah comes with patience, relief comes with affliction, any one there is affliction, then there is relief. And when there is patience, then there is ease. Without patience, you cannot find ease. And the Lomas Rudra de la Mourinho said about the IRA in Nevada, it was so used in the murders to use law, that if hardship enters a hole, then ease enters along with it. So for example, if something difficult enters your life, okay, enters your home. Then along with that there is also ease, you know, for example, you are working on something on your

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computer, let's say you're working on a document, right? And then there is some weird kind of, you know, glitches that begin to appear and you don't know what's happened and you cannot figure out so a problem has entered. But you know, what, with that problem, double ease has entered along with it. And subhanAllah it's happened with me so many times, that when I when I experienced a challenge, a difficulty in my computer or in any way, and I you know, I find double E's after that, you know, for example, I will ask my brother to help me figure out what is happening my husband to figure to help me figure out what is happening and in the process, I learned something new. That helps me do my

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work in a more efficient and better way. So, believe in this that when difficulty enters your life. Double E's has also entered at the same time and be certain that ease is the

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It's not late. All right, the help, sometimes it comes a little later than you expect. But remember, it's not late, it's at the perfect time. Because now you are fully ready for it. You know, for example, if things are working out and somebody teaches you a shortcut to use on your computer, you'll never bother because you're comfortable in your, in your ways. But when you are in some difficulty, something's not working out, and then someone teaches you a shortcut or two, then you will actually use them. Why because now you are ready for it. You are welcoming that is and the entire time that you're waiting for relief, and ease is not time that is wasted. It is actually

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worship. It is worship. So you are rewarded. Because when you're waiting for ease, when you're the entire time that you're waiting for things to become easy, what are you doing, you're observing somebody, you are showing that you believe in the promise of Allah, you are placing your hope in Allah and all of this is worship. All of this is something that the slave is rewarded for.

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But when you know you are doing whatever isn't is within your capacity to find is you are praying to Allah, you are making their art and things are becoming

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increasingly hard, or they are becoming increasingly unbearable, then do not blame Allah. Rather, this is time to introspect. This is time to check yourself that what do I need to change in myself in order to receive the help of Allah? Because Allah has promised is true, he sends his help, the obstacle, the hurdle is on my part, there is something that I am doing that is preventing the help of ALLAH from reaching me. So what is that obstacle? What is the barrier that I am putting? Because of which I am repelling the help of Allah? You understand? So don't blame Allah blame yourself and check yourself that what do I need to change? And if you're honest with yourself, you will find a

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lot of things to change in yourself. So for example, maybe

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when the hardship continues for long, you will finally make dua and you will not just make drop in passing or while rushing, no, you will make the out properly. So for example, you will make will do we learned about the different ways of, you know, making

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use of increasing the chances of your dog being accepted and off them is that you make well do you face the Qibla you raise your hands, you praise and glorify Allah, you send salawat and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then you make dua, and then again you send it on over to the Prophet sallallahu or you send them then again you make dua, and you use what sila. So for example, you mentioned the names of Allah, and then you, you again, since Allah what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you give sadaqa you give, you know, you do certain good deeds, you recite Quran, you make more vicar, you do some similar to Rahim, you know, you you think about changing some

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behaviors in yourself. And when you change those behaviors in yourself, for example, you check yourself and you see that, you know, your attitude with your mother is not the best, you're not really spending enough time with her, you're not being kind to her, you're not giving her the attention that she deserves. And then you change your behavior, when the help of Allah is not coming the way that you want, or it's getting delayed, things are getting, you know, progressively harder, you'll see that, you know, my behavior with my parents is not the best. So now you change your behavior. And as you change your behavior, you become a better version of yourself. You this

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difficulty is forcing you to become better, to set your priorities right? To press Allah in a better way to be more consistent in your prayers, to be more consistent in your Likud to seek more forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala. Right. So you set your priorities right, you change your behavior, and then you increase in your good deeds and you you know, leave the sins that are in your life. So Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, that for unmarried men out Baba tapa will set the puppet personnel. First Annual year zero will use law. As for he who gives and fears Allah and believes in the best reward, we will ease him to word ease, how does ease come? It comes when you

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give and when you have

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taqwa and when you believe the best report that Allah has promised. So what is it that you have to give, that's not specified over here, which means that you can give whatever you can. It can be in the form of showing obedience to Allah. So for example, you pray more salah, you pray more natural prayer, you give more sadaqa you spend right in the way of Allah, you do good to people, the door is open, there is no limit you can give you can do as much good as you want. You can be generous, more generous than you ever have been artha think about what you can give what taka And fear Allah, and this includes leaving sins. So check yourself what words do I need to leave in my language? What

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behaviors do I need to change in my life in myself? What are the things that displease Allah which are a major part of my life, I need to leave them. So you strive against yourself? What TOCOM and then you keep reminding yourself Allah's promises true. Allah's word is true. So when you do that, first, enter your ceremonial use, this is how ease will come.

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And especially seek the help of Allah, through patience and through prayer, not with impatience, with patience, while spirit our lemma of sabak infidelity come in as a remote. And yes, patient is not something easy, it is of the matters requiring determination, you need to be determined to have solid, you need to have a lot of composure, you need to be deliberate, intentional, that I am going to have Southern, and when you do Southern, you're not wasting yourself Jacoba his salon, when he realized that he could not do anything, you know, to discipline his sons, or to get them to bring their brother back. He said for southern Jamil. So beautiful patients is what I am going to observe.

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And it's possible that Allah will bring all of my sons back to me. And what happened because of his beautiful patients, Allah did bring all of his children back to him. This is how the help of Allah comes through patients, if you look at him said that there are three things that help a person observed patients over hardship. First of all, when a person keeps the good reward in mind, when you remind yourself when you will keep reminding yourself that there is good reward for somebody.

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You have delayed gratification, right? Secondly, you wait for ease and relief, because you believe that Allah subhanaw taala has promised ease. So you wait for it, you expect it and you wait for it, you believe that it's coming, you don't give up hope. When you don't give up hope and what will happen, you will have some you know, for example, you know that you're not going to fast forever, you're only going to fast until the time that the sun sets, right? So you when you know that there's only a couple hours left, then you have patients, you check the clock you see five hours, if you check the clock, you see three hours that you check the clock, 30 minutes left, five minutes left.

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And when you know that it's going to end, right you have supper. So just like that, you should know that every period of hardship in your life, every kind of trial in your life has an end. There is relief that Allah has promised. So when you wait for that relief, when you believe that that relief is coming, then you will be able to have suburb. And thirdly, another thing that helps a person be patient is when a person repels the hardship with two things. What are these two things, gratitude over present blessings and gratitude over past blessings sugar.

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Start being grateful for what Allah has given you now and start being grateful for what Allah subhanaw taala has given you before. And when you focus on the blessings that Allah has given you, then Sabra will become easy.

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Another important thing is that in hardship, strengthen your connection with the Quran. This can be in the form of listening to more Quran reciting more Quran reflecting on the Quran, memorizing Quran, reviewing the parts of the Quran that you have memorized any in whatever way strengthen your connection with the Quran, because that brings is a pious man was asked that how much Quran should a person recite every day? He said recite in proportion to the happiness and success that you wish for and if you want a lot of happiness recite a lot of Quran if you want a lot of success recite a lot of Quran if you want a little bit an OK recite a little bit and some of us you know they said that

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we got busy with the Quran and the blessings of Allah and Good things covered us any we got shroud

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did in the blessings of Allah when we get when we became busy with the Quran.

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Another important thing is that when you are in difficulty, then do not be impatient and impatient do not begin to scream and wail. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he mentioned that this kind of a sound wailing in in masiva is a sound that is maroon that is cursed. And he imagined now, a person is already in difficulty. All right, and because of

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uncontrolled, because of being unable to control themselves, they are showing so much impatience, and now they begin to wail and scream. So what's going to happen, they're inviting the curse of Allah, they're not going to receive the Mercy of Allah, things are only going to get worse, harder for them more unbearable for them. Another important thing is don't complain to people. Don't complain to people about Allah.

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How that don't complain to people, that I have this thing hard in my life, and this and that, and begin to list all of your problems before them. Don't do that. Because now you're complaining to them about Allah, who will allow those difficulties in your life, who will put you in all of those hardships, whether it is personal, in your work in your body, in your time, in your money in your work in any any kind of difficulty that you're facing, and you're, you know, constantly complaining about them before people you are basically complaining about Allah don't do that. We learn in a hadith that when a person is tested with illness, and people come to visit him, and he does not

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complain to them about Allah, then Allah subhanaw taala promises him a good reward, that either Allah subhanaw taala will give him good health, such that his his flesh will be replaced by better flesh, his blood will be replaced by better blood, all right, or that and also the ability to do to do good deeds, all right, or that Allah subhanaw taala any will give him better any in the hereafter. But What is guaranteed is good reward from Allah. When when you don't complain about Allah to people, and in difficulty Also, do not show weakness, weakness in the sense that that a person begins to give up hope. And they don't try hard. Do not stop trying. Keep trying, do whatever

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is within your capacity and increase in your gratitude, gratitude for what a Sharpie, he said, The tutor said that when I am struck by some difficulty, I praise Allah for it four times. And he I thank Allah four times for that difficulty. Why? First of all, I say and hamdulillah for the fact that it was not worse than it is. Because that difficulty could have could have been worse. Secondly, I say Alhamdulillah because Allah gave me the ability to be patients that to be patient over it.

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Thirdly, I say Alhamdulillah because Allah gave me the ability to sit in that Allah who were in LA Raja Rome. And then fourthly, I am grateful to Allah I say Alhamdulillah because that difficulty was not in my Deen. It was in my dunya. Allah protected me from you know, for example, that hypocrisy or doubt, or defiance, Allah protected me. That trial could be in my Deen, but it was not in my Deen. It was in my dunya my worldly matters. So alhamdulillah, four times Alhamdulillah for one problem.

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Another important thing is that in hardship, think about how you can bring ease to others. Because in a hadith, we learned that the one who alleviates the suffering of a believer meaning a suffering from the sufferings of the world, then Allah will alleviate his suffering from the sufferings of the Day of Resurrection, meaning Allah subhanaw taala will bring him ease on the day of judgment. And the person who finds relief for the one who is hard pressed, Allah will make things easy for him in the Hereafter.

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And the Hadith continues, that Allah is in the aid of his slave, as long as the slave is in the aid of his brother. As long as you are helping people, Allah will help you. Because you know, sometimes we think when we when things are getting tough, that I should stop caring about others, and I should start caring about myself. So I'm not going to help my mother. I'm not going to help my father. I'm not going to do this favor for my friend. I'm not going to do that favor for that friend, or for that acquaintance.

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You know, I gotta put me first. And so I'm going to ignore everyone. I'm going to leave everyone. And I'm going to say no to everyone and everything. And I'm just going to focus on myself. Okay, do that. But then don't expect blessing in your life. Maybe the help that you have so far, is because of the fact that you are helping others.

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And if you stop helping them, who knows the little help that you have maybe removed entirely.

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And perhaps, instead of blaming other people, that because they're in your life, and they're such a big burden on you, that you have to do everything for them. Maybe instead of blaming them, blame yourself and see, do you have your priorities right? Are you giving the help of Allah? Are you giving the help of your parents, you need to change something in yourself. You know, we deflect blame, we blame others, and we don't want to hold ourselves accountable.

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So remember that helping others is a way of receiving the help of Allah. Another important thing is that please make dua for yourself. When you're in hardship. Don't just continue to suffer. Don't just continue to be in pain. No, raise your hands before Allah. Ask Allah for help.

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You know, sometimes we, we turn to people we read book after book, to figure out how to help ourselves. That's fine. You have to use the means that are at your disposal. But don't forget to pray. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the weakest of all people is the one who is too weak to make their

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make dua raise your hands before Allah. I just came Yeah, Allah helped me seek forgiveness from Him, ask Him for aid, ask him for relief. Ask him for whatever that you are in need of health, wealth, abundance, ease, whatever it is that you are needed, ask Allah He is Able to do all things he is able to give you what you are in need of

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and call upon Allah alot in good times, so that you your dog in difficulty is also heard. Another important thing is that in hardship increase in your because Allah subhanaw taala tells the believers in the Quran, that when you face an enemy, then be firm and remember Allah Allah, so that you are successful. And in Hadees, we learn that as long as a person is remembering Allah, Allah is with him Subhan Allah. So when you are in difficulty, and you remember ALLAH, then your difficulty will become will turn into ease. What you are finding hard, will become easy for you. What is tough and painful for you will become easy for you. What is worrying you will go away. Allah is Able to do

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that for you. And Allah subhanaw taala told us in the Quran, Lola at the start of urine Allah Allah Allah come to her moon, why do you not seek forgiveness from Allah so that you can receive mercy. So if you want ease, seek forgiveness from Allah make vicar and also seek forgiveness from Allah. seek forgiveness, especially while you're fasting. At the time when you break your fast in the night when you wake up, what will as how to whom your stuff we don't at the time of the road, especially seek forgiveness from Allah.

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Now, another thing is that in difficulty, we must introspect we must look at ourselves, that what is it that I am doing on my heart, because of which there is hardship? Maybe it is the result of my own wrongdoing. And Allah subhanaw taala wants me to learn the lesson. Allah subhanaw taala wants me to change to become better already. Because I have delayed a lot I have procrastinated a lot. There were promises that I made to myself to Allah long time ago that I will memorize a surah of the Quran that I will go formula that I will do such and such good deed and maybe I've still not done that.

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I had made maybe made promises that I will leave such and such sin and I still have not left it. Allah subhanaw taala tells us well my Asaba call me mostly button Fatima Casa that Id call any we'll see but any difficulty that you suffer, then it is the result of your own hands. It is the result of what your hands have earned. When a person turns away from the remembrance of Allah. Allah subhanaw taala says for England numeration Blanca, such a person will have a difficult life, a very constricted life. So check yourself how connected are you with the Quran? How connected are you with salah? How often do you remember Allah?

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When we do not make time for the worship of Allah, we learned in Hadith that if anyone

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sorry, we

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and Hadith that if a person sorry that Allah subhanaw taala says that all son of Adam, make time for my worship, I will fill your chest with richness and I will remove your poverty. And if you do not do that I will fill your hands with occupation with busyness, you will always be busy, you will never have time for yourself and I will not remove your poverty.

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So check yourself are you making time for Ibadah rabada of Salah rabada of Umrah Are you better off spending in the way of Allah, we bother of helping the creation of Allah, the mother of being good to your parents? Because after the hack of Allah is the hack of parents will be well why do they need Santa comes right after? Do not associate partners with Allah? So are you making time for Ibadah

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make time for Reba. Another thing is that when we make worldly things, our ultimate concern, then we learn in Hadith, that poverty hangs before our eyes then you need sometimes we are tangled up in problem after problem because we are obsessed with this world. Our goals revolve around worldly goals. We are not concerned about the Hereafter. And Allah subhanaw taala wants to shift our focus.

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So shift your focus from dunya to Arthur.

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Another thing is that when we are stingy with our time with our you know forgiveness, with our wealth, with our thoughts, any positive thoughts, we don't extend them to people. So what happens there are difficulties in life because Allah subhanaw taala says we're a madman but you know a stoner will cut them a bit Hausner fast and we are suitable and also the one who is stingy and thinks himself as independent. So he doesn't humble himself before Allah, and he denies the best reward he thinks that dunya is everything, then such a person will be led towards difficulty meaning any there will be difficulty upon difficulty. And the ultimate difficulty is the difficulty of

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hellfire will or Yeah, the villa. So, in summary, when we are in difficulty, then we need to think positive thoughts about Allah. And we need to believe that there is good in this and we need to introspect and check what is it that we need to change in ourselves and we have to seek the help of Allah seek the help of Allah by changing behaviors by doing certain things, and especially by calling upon Allah. And now what are some doors that we can make to ask Allah subhanaw taala for ease first of all, the door all of us have to have an opener, Tina Mila done Kurama we're hadeland I'm in a marina Rasheeda that our Lord grant is from yourself mercy. I need a lot of mercy from you,

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especially from you and prepare for us from our affair right guidance. Show me the way telling me what to do. Guide me to the best course of action. Another Dora the door of Musa alayhis salam, rubbish stray Saudi were Siddeley angry that Oh my Lord expand my chest for me. Because the difficulty what happens Do you feel like your chest is getting constricted, you cannot breathe. And especially if a person experiences anxiety or panic than literally they cannot breathe? You feel so alone, so constricted, so limited, so helpless in your in your difficulty? So as Kelowna Mishra the surgery will expand for me my chest were Sidley Emery, and make my task easy for me. Ask Allah for

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ease, use the drop off, say that there are off

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units at Santa La ilaha illa Anta Subhana wa in the continental body mean, there is no deity except you, glory be to you. It is i i am of those who are wrong. He I am at fault era you did not do do anything wrong. You did not make a mistake in putting me in hardship. I am the one who is wrong.

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So confess your mistake before Allah and in Hadith we learned that when a person says this Dora, then Allah subhanaw taala will remove from him his curb, his Billa any whatever affliction or trial that he is experiencing Allah subhanaw taala will remove that another dog we could say is hola hola be Lesha Rica. And in another Hadith we learned Allahu Allah would be that oshi cubby shaida

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But here along Lumbee lash Rika Allah is my my my lord Lasha Nicola means he has no partner okay not I do not associate anything with Him you can make this correction lash any kind of means that he has no partner in Hadith we learned that whoever is afflicted by some worry some grief, some illness or any kind of difficulty and he says hola hola be Lashley color, Allah subhanaw taala will remove that hardship from him whatever it is that you're struggling with Allah subhanaw taala will remove that from you.

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Another thought we could make Allahu Allah Sahal Illa myrddraal The WHO Salah was undeterred, your idol has an EDA shaped acephala That Oh Allah, there is no ease at all, except for what you make easy any there is no ease except for the ease that you make, except for the ease that you create except for the ease that you grant and you are able to make hasn't any difficulty or grief into ease whenever that you want. You can convert this difficulty into ease whenever you want y'all.

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So Allahu Allah Salah Elana Josiah, and seven is used for soft smooth level ground hasn't is used for rugged hard ground. Okay, so when you have to pass through, walk through a ground that is rugged, that is difficult to walk on, you get exhausted, maybe you get hurt. Maybe you sprained your foot, right it's it's difficult. It takes you so long to cross a short distance and sell any ground that is smooth that is level that is open, easy to traverse. And it's so easy. You You get so much done so so quickly. So let's say Hola Hola, Amager alto salah, nothing is easy to traverse except what you make easy and you can make hasn rugged, hard ground, right? difficult passage easy whenever

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you want. So, you are basically surrendering your matter to Allah, you are putting your trust in Allah, that he or Allah, what I am finding difficult, whether it is an act of worship, or it is giving people their help, or it is, you know, some bad habit that I want to get rid off. Or it is that I have made a promise and I'm not able to fulfill it. Any kind of difficulty, whether it is financial, or it is in your marriage, or it is in your children, or it is in your employment in your business. It could be small, like for example, you're driving and you're stuck in traffic. It could be big, like for example, you have to take a major exam, or it hasn't. It's grief, it's sadness,

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that you're not able to even disclose to the people. You're not able to share the feelings in your heart, with your with the people, whatever it is, Allah is able to make it easy, because all matters are in the hands of Allah. So Allah Allah Melissa Elana jeraldo salah, well, under the journal has an EDA ship the Salah, repeat this over and over again. It's a it's a an affirmation also. Alright. Another thing we can say another dua they could we can say is la isla in the LaHood. Hollywood Kareem. There is no deity except ALLAH, the ever forbearing the ever generous, la isla in the Allahu Allah yulara lien there is no deity except ALLAH, the ever hide the ever great La Ilaha illa Allah

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will boost some our discovery or Bhullar Charlene, there is no deity except Allah, the Lord of the seven skies and Lord of the great throne, you are basically affirming the Oneness of Allah. And you are mentioning his perfect names, his perfect attributes in this. And we learned in a hadith, that these words are the words of Forge, you need the words that create openness in your life opening vastness in your life. So for example, sometimes you're really working hard at work and you're not getting the promotion that you wish for. You're not getting the increase in your pay or or you know, you you want you're applying for a program you want to study in it. You're not getting acceptance

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anywhere. You want to work, you're not finding work anywhere. So you want an opening in your life. Right? You find all the doors closed, any kind of opening in your life, say these words, that Hola. No God but you, you are forbearing you're generous. You are ever high. You are ever great. You are the Lord of the seven skies. You are the Lord of the great throne. Another art we can make a loved one is in our pivot. Phil Omari Kalia What do you have in his ear duniya wire that will ask you the Prophet sallallahu Ernest and would make the store that oh

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Allah grant a good end to all our matters and save us from the humiliation in this world and the punishment of the Hereafter. Because difficulty any, the outcome can be very painful, very severe. So you're asking Allah for a good outcome for everything in your life. And you're asking Him to save you from humiliation in this world, and also the punishment of the Hereafter. Another there are Allahumma inni are all the becoming of the dunya will Lea pijo Milty Yama, Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from the construction of the world and the construction of the Day of Judgment. And whatever construction I'm experiencing right now in my life, whether it is in my relationship, or it is in my

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money in my life, any because the trials make you feel very constricted in your home, whatever construction I am experiencing, yeah, Allah, I seek Your I seek refuge in You from that, and also save me from the construction of the Day of Judgment. Don't put me in difficulty on that day. Bring me ease on that day. Another Dora. This is also miss noon. And the Prophet sallallahu Bredesen would say this on getting up from a gathering, right any at the end of a gathering, Allahu Maximilian I'm in her sciatica my Hulu Baden Albania morale sleek that Oh ALLAH apportion for us fear of you that she'll come between us and disobedience on you any grant us your fear that will become a barrier

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between me and disobedience to you. Women article metabolic gonna be genetic

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and have certain sorry and obedience to you, which will cause us to obtain your paradise meaning grant me the ability to obey you so that I can reach your paradise woman earlier cleaning my to her window bi Lena Mosley back to duniya and ya Allah grant me conviction that will make the difficulties of this world easy on me. Well Matera now vs Marina we're upside in our coworker Tina, Marie or hate Anna and grant is the ability to benefit from our hearing our vision, our strengths for as long as we live, what your one word is Amina and make all of these faculties inherit from me, meaning make them outlive me because an air outlives you so cause me to allow me to benefit from

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these abilities until I die. What your alpha Alana almanzora Mana wants SORNA Allah manera Donna

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and let our vengeance be upon those who have wronged us and as against those who show enmity towards us while at third your own mostly button fe de Nina and do not make this world our greatest concern.

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Sorry and do not make our affliction and do not make our affliction in our religion and do not make this world our greatest concern without the dragon we'll see. batana fidi Nina any don't make us suffer in regard to our deen will attach it duniya Kabara Hamina do not make the dunya the greatest of our concern while my beloved Illumina nor the extent of our knowledge will have to salute our Lena malayer Juana and do not impose on someone who will not show mercy to us. And here we are asking Allah subhanaw taala to protect us from

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afflictions in Deen trials indeed. Because if one when a person suffers a trial in their Deen, that can actually lead them to Schick that can make them forget to worship of law. It can make them you know, turn toward hypocrisy and deceit and disobedience. How often it happens that because of poverty, right? A person ends up committing crimes, theft, or a person is afflicted in his Deen. So he thinks negative thoughts about Allah and that leads to kufr and schicke. So we're asking Allah that law protects us from such trials. And any trial that we experience in the world, you help us and especially when we suffer at the hands of people, you're Allah, you help us against them. Insha

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Allah we will conclude over here Subhan Allah whom will be handed a shadow Allah Illa illa Anta as the Hirokawa tuberculate was salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh