Indeed I am Near – Day 19 – Prayers for Fear and Anxiety
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Cinema Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh who
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insha. Allah in today's session of Caribbean Mooji, we will be going over some draws related to fear and anxiety. fear and anxiety is something that all people experience at some level. It doesn't matter how how experienced a person may be, what their age is, what their level of piety is, what their level of faith is. The fact that we are human means that we will experience some level of fear, some level of anxiety, we see that the prophets of Allah, these, the prophets of Allah were the best of humanity. They were not only the most courageous men, but also men who believed in Allah subhanaw taala, whose faith was very, very strong, but still, we learn that the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam he would experience fear we learned about Musa alayhis salam he felt fear. Ibrahim alayhis salam he was in danger he also felt fear. So feeling fear, feeling anxiety is something that is part of being human and it doesn't make a person you know a less of a believer if they experience such feelings. However, we all know that feeling fear and anxiety is not is not a happy feeling. And it's not something that is pleasant. It can be something
okay, I'm just gonna start again, are with a bIllahi min ash shaytani R rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.
So in sha Allah in today's session, we're talking about the laws related to fear and anxiety.
Now, feeling fear and anxiety is something that is completely part of being human. It doesn't make a person any less of a believer,
if they experience fear and anxiety in their lives, because we see that the prophets of Allah alayhi wa salam, all of them experienced some level of fear some level of anxiety in their lives. And the prophets of Allah were not only the strongest and the most courageous of men, there were also men who, who were very strong in their faith in their belief in Allah subhanaw taala. But because they were human, there were times when they experienced fear and also anxiety. So for example, we learn about Musa alayhis salam, he felt afraid to go to fit our own. And then he felt afraid when when the magicians you know, perform their magic, and that fear is mentioned in the Quran. We learn about the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam about how he also felt afraid. And in Hadith we learn that after the Battle of or heard, when the Muslims had to go, and, you know, face to face, the army again, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and his companions, they felt fear in their hearts. And likewise, we learned about Ibrahim alayhis salam, he also felt fear in his heart. So feeling fear and anxiety is something that is completely part of being human. But we all know that it is not
Have a pleasant feeling. Meaning when a person is feeling anxious and they're feeling afraid, this is not a pleasant, any, you want to do something to come out of that state of fear and anxiety. And the thing is that majority of the time you need the things that are causing us anxiety and fear are not in our control. And because they're not in our control, we're not able to change them. And so if we're not able to remove the cause of the fear, how can we remove the fear? If we're not able to change the cause of our, our anxiety? How can we remove that anxiety, any it's not always in our control. And it's not easy, you know, to be told that Oh, stop feeling like this, don't feel like
that, because your feelings also are not always in your control. So, in in, you know, in situations where we feel anxious, where we feel worried and afraid, whether these fears are real or imaginary, because sometimes you are feeling afraid, and the people around you are not feeling afraid, you are feeling anxious, and the people around you don't think it's that big of a deal. So every person responds in a different way. So when we are feeling worried and anxious and afraid, what should we do? Of course, there are some thoughts that we need to change, or some some thoughts that we need to bring into our minds that we need to focus on. And at the same time, we also need to make dua, we
also need to call upon Allah subhanho wa taala. And of course, the the the type of anxiety that I'm talking about is occasional anxiety, you know, the which is a normal part of life, not anxiety disorder, or anything like that, because that of course needs its own kind of treatment. But even part of part of that treatment is what that that you will make dua to Allah subhanaw taala. So, remember that this life is a test. And Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, that while enabling one condition in mental health, you will Jewry when actually mentally unwell you will unfussy with some rot, whereby she was sobbing, that we will indeed definitely test you with
something off fear. Any we will for sure test you with something of fear and hunger and shortage of wealth and lives and fruits and give good news to those who believe. So, Allah subhanaw taala is promising us over here that he will test us with fear and fear. What Why do people feel fear? Fear is because of
you know, violence when you know that there is violence when you know that there's you are at risk of becoming a victim of violence. You know, fear is because of poverty. When you are afraid that you don't have enough to feed yourself or your family with the cause of fear can be war, the cause of fear can be abused, the cause of fear can be danger, or pain or disease, illness, treatment, surgery, childbirth, you know there are so many causes of fear. So Allah subhanaw taala promises over here that he will test us with something of fear any we will experience fear in our lives in this world. There is hope, a lot of hope. But it is Janna the home where there is no health law how
often I lay him wala homea has alone. In the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala also says when a blue Combi Sherry will hide if it's not on what Elena toward your own, that we will test you with something of evil and something of good. Any in both ways. Allah subhanaw taala will test us through things that frighten us and also things that make us happy. All of these things are a trial and our return is to Allah subhanaw taala Ibn Abbas Radi Allahu Anhu explains that this means that we will test you with hardship and ease. We will test you with health and disease with wealth and poverty, with halal and haram, with obedience and disobedience with guidance and misguidance Subhan Allah and we see all of
these things in worldly life that we are tested with with all of them. So the things that causes fear and anxiety. Remember, this is something that Allah subhanaw taala has created, you know, in this life in order to test us fear and anxiety is there why in order to test us
A test us in what way? That? Do we turn towards Allah? subhanho? wa taala? Or not? Do we seek His help or not? Do we put our trust in him or not? Do we rely on him or not? Because in a state of fear and anxiety, you know, a person feels weak? And in that state of weakness? Is our test that do we think that we are self sufficient? Or who still gonna? Do we think that we are self sufficient we can we can do this on our own? Or do we turn to someone to help us? And who was that someone who we expect help from? Is it Allah or Zildjian? Or is it Leila? Is it someone other than Allah? So this is the test. It's a test of our faith. It's a test of our reliance on Allah subhanaw taala, our
belief in CO hate in the Oneness of Allah, do we begin to fear
the cause, more than we believe in the power of Allah. So for example, if it is illness, or a certain disease that we are afraid of, then is our fear of that disease greater than our belief in the power of Allah. So remember that the things that causes fear, they are a part of life, and they come into our lives by the permission of Allah, ye in order to test us that how do we respond? And Allah subhanaw taala tells us that He has created us in a state that that we are weak Well, holy cow inside Ober Eva, we have been created, you know, weak, which means that we are not perfectly able to protect ourselves, to save ourselves, to even help ourselves. In it, we need external help. So this
is the test that do we seek that help from Allah or not? Because life is about what Obadiah showing servitude to Allah. And if we were able to take care of ourselves, in every situation, then majority of us would forget about Allah. We wouldn't bother to show servitude to Allah, we wouldn't bother to seek help from Allah subhanho wa Tirana. So it is a blessing of Allah on us that he has, first of all, created his week. Not perfect, right. And secondly, he has created us in such a way that there are things that frighten us and there are situations in which we feel anxious, afraid, and we we turned towards Allah subhanaw taala. We, we, you know, strengthen our faith in Allah and we turn to
him for help.
We learn in surah Allah Amman, Allah subhanaw taala mentions Alladhina kala who nestle in the NASA called the German ruler confer showhome fuzzer the home Imana will call your husband Allah who will Nirmal work he'll Fen collabo veneer Mati min Allah he will follow lamium Sessoms to whatever odd when Allah will Allah Who do fuddling are lame. In the methodical Masha YUTAN Are you how we feel oh, Leah fell out to her full home will have funI in con to movement in those to whom the hypocrite said Indeed the people have gathered against you so fear them, but it merely increased them in faith. And they said sufficient for us is Allah and He is the best Disposer of affairs. So they
returned with favor from Allah and bounty, no harm having touched them, and they pursued the pleasure of Allah. And Allah is the Possessor of Great Bounty. That is only shaitan who frightens you of his supporters, so fear them not, but fear Me If You are indeed believers. Now in these verses, we learn about an incident that occurred soon after the Battle of hurt. Remember that the battle of hurt
was a very hard time for the believers, because their victory turned into sudden defeat. And there was a lot of loss that an injury that the Muslims experienced. And soon after the battle ended, the believers had barely recovered that somebody came to them and told them that Abu Sufian and the wish the king of Morocco were basically coming back in order to attack the Muslims and that this person, and he tried to frightened the Muslims a lot. But what happened Allah subhanaw taala said
As that instead of feeling afraid what happened to the believers, this news only increased them in faith. And they said husband Allah, who Nirmal Joaquin, sufficient for us is Allah and what an excellent trustee he is. Any Instead of succumbing to fear, they increased in their faith and their courage when they put their trust in Allah. And they said words of Tawakkol words that that showed that they put their trust in Allah. And as they increased in their fear, sorry, as they increased in their courage, and their reliance on Allah subhanaw taala. What happened, we learned that they went out of Medina in order to pursue the enemy. And when the enemy learned that the Muslims were
approaching, they they left they returned, because now the enemy felt afraid that if these Muslims who, who, you know we're supposed to be in a state of injury, and weakness, if they are coming all the way to pursue us to fight us, then they must have, you know, a lot of help, so we're not in a position to fight them, and the Mushrikeen returned. So Allah subhanaw taala says that then the Muslims returned back to Medina how, with favor from Allah with the blessing from Allah and favorite lamium says whom so no harm touched them. The other Ma said that the neuroma over here, the neuroma team in Allah Nirvana over here refers to the fact that they returned home safe and sound. And he
without having fought any battle, Allah subhanaw taala saved them. And Fabu favor over here refers to the fact that they also earned so much reward from Allah. They didn't actually fight another battle. No, they just went pursued the enemy, the enemy left, all right. And then they returned home the Muslims returned home with with great reward from Allah subhanaw taala. And let me emphasize whom so no evil touch them, they didn't suffer anything at all. Allah subhanaw taala protected them. So they returned home how, while having acquired
benefits of the world, and also eternal benefits in the Hereafter, which is reward from Allah. So Nirma is worldly blessing and fondle is the blessing of the Hereafter the eternal reward that Allah subhanaw taala gave them because of their responding to the call of Allah and as messenger. And then what Tibet, Rudy, blind Allah, they pursued the great pleasure of Allah. They also received Allah subhanaw taala as approval Allah Who do fumbling or leave and Allah is a possessor of great favor. And that Allah subhanaw taala says that that was only shaitan who was trying to frighten you from his enemies. And really there are times when tripod makes us more afraid. Sometimes the danger is
real other times it is imaginary, or sometimes a danger is not as big as we think it is. We we are way more afraid of the danger than then we need to be. So this is from Shavon Shavon wants to frighten us. Because when we are in a state of fear, we begin to panic. And we begin to lose faith, we begin to lose courage, our faith in Allah decreases. So finite, the half whom Allah Subhana Allah says, Do not fear them. Don't fear the Friends of shaitan don't fall to the you know, to the whispers of shaitan will have phony instead fear me. And this teaches us something very important, that in a time of fear and anxiety if we if we shift our focus to Allah subhanaw taala that I need
to do that which pleases Allah, I need to put my faith in Allah, I need to fulfill my duty to Allah. So when you you know have shift your focus to Allah subhanaw taala then you are able to manage your feelings also in control, meaning if you are truly believers.
Now, in this incident, there are so many lessons for us but the main thing we learned over here is that in a time when typically, you know people are really afraid, the Sahaba what happened to them? They only became more courageous. Instead of succumbing to their fears, they became more courageous. How? Because they said husband Allah who are Nirmal were key. They said Allah is enough for us.
And what an excellent Workiva. Allah is. First of all, in this Dora, in this statement, what?
In the statement, you put your trust in Allah. All right, first of all you say husband Allah, Allah is enough for us. Secondly, you praise and glorify Allah that when Nirmal will kill What an excellent work he is. Now has is sufficiency. So when you say husband, Allah, Allah is enough for us this means that Allah is enough for his slave with his power and with his greatness.
How against what against everything that worries and frightens the slave. For example, if there is some, you know, disease or treatment of disease, for example, surgery that frightens you,
yes, that is very scary, very scary, you may you know, that you will not be conscious at the time you know, that it will be very painful. You know that there are risks associated with surgery, and especially all of the, you know, paperwork that you have to sign and all of the questions that you have to answer. You know, you, you feel very afraid. So, when you say husband, Allah has to be Allah, Allah is enough for me, Allah is enough for us. What are you saying? You're saying that Allah is enough for me with his power and with his greatness, against what against anything and everything that worries me, that frightens me, that Allah is able to give me Shiva through this, Allah is able
to keep me safe through this, Allah is able to, you know, protect me from any potential danger through this. So Allah subhanaw taala has the power, he is able, he is great, nothing is too difficult for him. So Allah is enough for me. And husband, Allah, when you say that, this means that Allah is Able to remove every danger that frightens you, he is able to repel every harm and any enemy that is trying to harm you, that is trying to hurt you. So husband, Allah, and then when their mother Joaquin, you say what an excellent Joaquin he is. Now in these words, you are praising Allah subhanaw taala that Allah is an excellent Joaquin, and what key is guardian, caretaker protector?
You see, Joaquin is someone who is,
you know, appointed to take care of your matters. So for example, you find yourself in a situation where you don't think you can you can manage, you know, that situation on your own. For example, if a person has to go to court, all right, they don't know, the legal terms. They don't understand how the law works. They don't know how to, you know, defend themselves. So, what will they do, they will get a lawyer, right. And they will explain their situation to their lawyer and they will perhaps, tell the lawyer that you know, you figure out how I am supposed to deal with this problem of mine. So, you are relying on the lawyer right, you are entrusting your affair to them.
Sometimes, you know, if a person is not in a position to make,
you know, proper decisions regarding their wealth regarding their property, they will appoint a trustee, you know, someone who will manage and judge and decide things related to their property. Sometimes you are out of town, you're not in the country. So you appoint someone that you have to manage my property, you have to take care of it. And you decide whatever that needs to be done, I trust you. Right, I trust you, you do this, I am not able to manage this on my own. So this is what kill right someone,
someone to whom you entrust your affair. All right, that you manage, you judge you take care of it. And Bobby says that what key is a guarantor? Meaning the one who guarantees ensures the sustenance and benefits of His slaves, and Allah is all working. So he is the one who is taking care of all of his creatures. He ensures that they have the sustenance they need, and he is looking out for their benefits. So he takes care of the entire creation. All of the world's
Here's the best protector, the best guardian. He guards the creatures by bestowing His favors on them, by planning for them, by guiding them by decreeing in their favor. So remember that the one who puts his trust in Allah has been Allah Who an airman Joaquin, then Allah subhanaw taala, will not let them go waste, Allah subhanaw taala will not abandon them. Allah subhanaw taala will not hand hand that slave over to anyone but himself in Allah subhanaw taala will himself take care of that slave, and the affairs of that slave. So husband, Allahu wa nierman Joaquin, put your trust in Allah and say positive words like this, in times of fear and anxiety. You see, when we receive news
that is very upsetting. For example, someone has left us or someone has turned against us, or, you know, you've you've you sense danger in your workplace, you sense danger in your community, you feel that, you know, people are not there to support you, people are not doing what they should be doing. And you feel, sometimes you feel a sense of abandonment, and you feel like you have to take care of or you have to manage all of your problems on your own. Say the say the statement, you don't have to manage that, that mountain of a problem on your own. Because you don't have that capacity. You were not built for that well, holy, local, incidental very far. You were not built to take care of that,
that huge problem on your own, you have a law. So don't put your faith in yourself, put your faith in Allah, that Allah is enough for me. Because with his power with his mind, he is able to take care of my little problem, right? For me, it's massive for Allah subhanaw taala this problem is very, very, very miniscule, tiny, he can just say con and my problem will be solved. So, you know, at times, we increase in our fear and anxiety. Why? Because we falsely believe that we have to manage our problems on our own. And this is, this is completely false. You don't have to manage everything on your own. You're not expected to you were not built to do that. You were built to rely on Allah
subhanaw taala put your faith in Allah accomplish your goals and repel any harm with the help of Allah. And you see, in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala says women Ramita a barometer. What are kin Allah Rama, that in battle when you shot the enemy, all right, and you hit the target. It's not you will did that it is Allah who did that. And he your job is just to show up and and shoot the shots. All right, and it is Allah subhanaw taala is role to ensure that it reaches the target, and that the goal is achieved. So your job remember, is to show submission to Allah and to show up? Well, you know, when Allah subhanaw taala puts you in any test in any trial, and to put your faith, confidence
trust in Allah, and to ask Allah subhanaw taala for help. So look at this example, in Surah, Allah run that after the Battle of 100 when the Muslims had to go and pursue the enemy again. That's what they did. They just went and pursued the enemy. And Allah subhanaw taala took care of the rest of the matter. So they returned from colourable Dyneema Tim in Allah he will follow lamium sesamum su Subhan Allah in it, they returned, completely safe and sound with with with no wounds, no injuries, all right, they didn't suffer anything. Allah subhanaw taala protected them and they didn't just return return home safe and sell. They also received worldly and religious benefits, you know, loss
of handles how to protect them. And Allah subhanaw taala also bestowed them with great rewards. So remember that the tests in your life that Allah subhanaw taala puts you in the goal is not to see how how strong you are.
You know what you are made of? Know Allah subhanaw taala already knows how strong you are. Allah subhanaw taala made you a certain way so he knows you better than you know yourself. The reason why Allah subhanaw taala puts us in trials in tests is to see how and if we turn to him.
That's the real goal. That's the real purpose of tests that do we turn to Allah or not. And how strongly do we hold on to him?
How strongly do we seek His help? Because, you know, for example, if there is a business, you know, the loss of which frightens you? Well, that business is not going to last forever anyway. If there's some disease, some, you know, illness that that scares you, that frightens you, while your body is not meant to live in this world forever anyway.
If there is some kind of,
you know, danger, like war, or, or anything like that, violence, abuse that frightens you, while you were not meant to live in this world forever anyway. So our goal should not just be to survive in this life, or to ensure that, you know, our work survives. No, our goal through these trials should be to draw closer and closer and closer to Allah.
Because business, you know, health, security, all of these things are things of the world. And yes, they are dear to us. But remember, they are only a means through which Allah subhanaw taala is testing us. The real home is the home of paradise, this place is temporary, and everything about it, everything in it is temporary.
So don't forget the real purpose of trials, which is to draw closer to Allah which is to seek His help. And then we see that the Companions, they earned the approval of Allah through this through this trial. And the key lesson over here is that we learned the words has been Allah Who an airman will key that when we have a fear that you know, for example, people may abandon us, or we are afraid about our relationships, we are afraid about our children, we are afraid about our wealth, our security, whatever that frightens us, anything, you know, that frightens us, say husband, Allahu an airman Joaquin, this dua is is huge, it's, it's incredibly, it's a very heavy statement. Because
the words in this draw are very true.
Through these words, you are putting your trust entirely in Allah subhanaw taala. And the person who is truthful in seeking refuge with Allah and and putting their trust in Allah, that Allah will be enough for them. Allah subhanaw taala will take care of their matters in the world and in the Hereafter.
And when you say a husband Allah when your mother Joaquin, you are declaring your independence from the creation and your complete dependence on the Creator,
because has fun Allah Allah is enough for us, what are you saying it is only Allah who is enough for me, not my own planning, not my own power, not you know, my, you know, the health system is of the country that I live in. No, Allah is enough for me.
So, these words are very beneficial. And we see that when the companions said these words, they returned home safe and sound, they earned reward. They according to some narrations, we learned that instead of engaging in battle, they ended up you know, engaging in some business and some trade. So they returned home with wealth. And they returned home with with joy and happiness. They left with fear, but they returned home in a state where they were completely free of fear.
these words husband, Allahu, and airman were killed. These words we are supposed to say them mainly at two occasions. The first is when we receive a favor from Allah, any any blessing when we receive that we should say husband, Allah. Because the thing is that when we receive you know, for example, money, or you know, some kind of news, a health report, anything you know, where there is some good news in it, we still have some kind of fear and apprehension that maybe this is not enough. I was expecting more. Right? So in the Quran we learn that well under whom Rado Tahoma Allahu wa rasuluh will call who has been Allah say you Tina Lachman fugly. rasuluh in Illa, Hera Lee Boone, any that
would have been better for them if they had said, if they were pleased with what Allah and His Messenger gave them and if they had said, Allah is enough for us, Allah will give
Give us from His favor, then then this response would have been better. So this shows us that when we receive something from Allah, whatever it may be, any we should say has when Allah has when Allah when Ehrman wikid. Secondly, we should say husband Allah in order to repel harm. Even our best little de la Horne who said that the words husband Allah Who an airman Joaquin, were said by Ibrahim already his son when he was thrown in the fire. When his people threw him in the fire, he said these words and what happened? Allah was enough for him. Allah subhanaw taala made that fire coolness and safety for Ibrahim Ronnie his Sinha. His people had tried to harm him. But Ibrahim is Salah was
unharmed because Allah protected him because Allah is enough for his slave. His power, His planning is greater than the power in planning off the creation. So Ibrahim, is Sinha he said these words when he was thrown in the fire, and he said that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said the statement when the hypocrite said that in the NASA Kojima Allah conflictual, that the people have gathered to attack you. So be afraid. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said these words has been Allahu anamod Wilkie and what happened, Allah subhanaw taala was enough for him. So, you know, if, for example, your work is such that, you know, you have to deal with a lot of scary news. Or,
you know, every now and then you receive an email, or a report or something that scares you, that frightens you, make sure you write this data down husband, Allahu an airman Wilkie and put it somewhere where you can see it. So you can say it over and over and over again.
You know, for example, some people their job is such that basically, they're always putting out fires, or they have to deal with a lot of scary news.
You know, they work behind the scenes, they have to, for example, manage the money. And, you know, that's not always easy. So, some people mashallah they have, you know, they don't take their work too, personally. And they're able to deal with, you know, scary news, and other people, they take matters very personally. And everything tends to you know, frighten them, scare them, make them anxious. So, if you are like that, that you get anxious and afraid very quickly, or you have your your work is, you know, the nature of your work is such that you're always feeling anxious and afraid. Then you need to increase in saying husband Allah who in our mode will kick Allah is enough
for us. I am not enough for me. My planning is not enough for us. No, it is Allah who is enough for us because his planning is the best. His power is complete and perfect. He is able to give me what I am in need of he is able to protect me from what I fear has been Allah I was not built to manage this on my own. I was built to rely upon Allah has when Allah when airmen were killed What an excellent trustee he is. He is the best one to put my trust in. Therefore I'm not going to put my trust in myself or anybody else I'm I'm going to put my trust in Allah when airman Joaquin, and the words Nirmal Akela. As I mentioned earlier, these words are off hand in your praising Allah over
Another thought we should say in a time of fear and anxiety is the dura into Tober where Allah subhanaw taala tells us messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that for interval furcal has been Allahu La ilaha illa who are lay hit our cattle to will who are bull* or leave that if they turn away then you should say sufficient for me is Allah there is no God worthy of worship except him. On him I put my trust and he is the Lord of the great throne. This DA is also very beautiful, because Allah azza wa jal is telling His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that this is what you should say for call, you should say this Allah is teaching this daughters messenger sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam. So how blessed it is the straw. We also need to say this, and especially when is he told to say this interval low if they turn away, meaning the Prophet sallallahu ala
Yo Salaam. Now he was sent as a messenger to invite people to the truth to guidance to Serato, Mr. Pim to save them. But if people still turn away, then then how should you deal with that?
This is not your failure, no, if they turn away, this is their loss. And if they turn away, this is not a waste of your efforts. No, if they turn away, then you should say has to be Allah, Allah is enough for me, Allah is enough for me, he will, he will. He knows my efforts, he will reward me for my efforts. And if you abandon me, Allah is there to protect me. If you turn away and turn against me, Allah is there to save me to protect me to guard me. So for into one, no, especially when you feel alone in your trials, when you feel abandoned by people, people who should have been there, people who should have been, you know, with you, but still they abandon you, at such a time
especially, you should say has to be Allah, sufficient for me is Allah La ilaha illa who there is no God worthy of worship but him or les hit our culture on him I put my trust, and he is the Lord of the Greek throne. Why? Why do you say over here that Allah is the Lord of the great throne? Of course he is, but how is this relevant to putting your trust in Allah? Because there are, remember it is the greatest creation of Allah subhanaw taala. And if Allah subhanaw taala is the creator of that creation, okay, allow Silla Aleem and he owns that then what is smaller than their own?
All right, that Allah subhanaw taala has power over that also.
Right, if, if the biggest creation belongs to Allah, then what I fear, what is causing me fear and anxiety also belongs to Allah, because it is certainly smaller and less then his throne. So Allah subhanaw taala is able to help me in in my fear in the danger that I find myself in.
this drop, of course, we can say this at a time when we're feeling anxious and afraid, especially when we feel abandoned, and alone in our difficulty.
But we learned that Buddha radula Horan, who said that whoever says has to be Allahu La ilaha illa, who Allah hito cut to a whirlpool or Charlene seven times in the morning in the evening, then Allah will suffice him against all his worries. And if a companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam is saying this, that you say this, there are seven times in the morning, seven times the evening, and Allah will suffice you against all your worries, that this is true, because companions did not make up the deen, no, they only transmitted what they learned from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So, we should also say this seven times in the morning, seven times in the evening, and
especially, you know, a times when life is so unpredictable, you know, when, when everything is just turned upside down, when nothing, nothing seems to be reliable. Right? You don't know. You know, the stability that we had is perhaps not there anymore. And that could be for various reasons, it could be because of
you know, loss of income, it could be because of loss of family members, it could be because of
you know, for example, disease, anything because of which we feel unstable and insecure.
We need to increase, you know, saying this has to be Allah, so that we remind ourselves that I have Allah, Allah is there to protect me, Allah is there to help me.
So anything that worries you, whether it is a worldly concern or anything of the deen also, for example, there is a religious obligation that you are not able to fulfill on your own and you're afraid again, say this has to be Allahu La ilaha illa who are later Welcome to a horrible Rashid rbwm and adopt the means that Allah subhanaw taala has given you and also put your trust in Allah say these words. And it's important that we say these words because you know, when you when you say positive words and you make yourself hear those positive words coming out of your mouth, then you are you are putting your
selves in a positive cycle. Right? You are
inspiring positive thoughts in yourself. But when you when you stay silent, or when you say negative words, then you are letting your negative thoughts control you. And you're allowing che plan to fill that void. So don't allow che plan to weaken you to threaten you to frighten you repel that noise with the words of Vic with the words of reliance on Allah subhanaw taala that has to be Allah Allah is enough for me and you see La ilaha illa who you are declaring the Oneness of Allah, the perfect power of Allah
and you are putting your you are declaring your complete trust in Allah and the word call
Allah He took a call to on him I put my trust remember that the what call is to to admit your weakness, okay to admit your weakness in regard to a meta ne you admit that I am not able to do this on my own, I am not able to take care of this on my own, I know that the means that I have at my disposal are not enough.
Okay, they are imperfect, they are incomplete.
And I need external help, I need the help of the one who is able to do all things, I need the help of the one who is perfect in his power in his knowledge in his planning, the one who does not make mistakes, the one who knows everything, the one who is able to protect me, and that is Allah subhanaw taala that is the workload that you admit your weakness
in spite or along with your means in spite of your means or along with your means you know that you are weak, your plan is weak, it is not perfect. And you put your trust in Allah, that Allah will ensure my safety, Allah will ensure that I am able to accomplish my goal, that he is able to bring me the benefit that I desire, and he's able to repel the harm that I am trying to avoid.
So, this is the essence of Tawakkol reliance on Allah subhanaw taala. And the Wakanda is not contrary to adopting means, no part of the workload is that you adopt the means that Allah subhanaw taala has given you to work on is not just something you do when you when you cannot do anything on your own. So for example, you you cannot find,
you know, a way to pay off a loan. So you say I put my trust in Allah, you must have the work goal, even when you have the means when you when you have a plan in place, whether you have a solid plan or a weak plan, or no plan, no matter what your situation is, the workload is always relevant. And it is through Tawakkol that we are able to, you know, achieve the benefits that we desire and repel the harms that we are trying to avoid. And the work goal is that you have good positive thoughts about Allah, that Allah is there, he will not abandon me, he will ensure my safety and the what cool is that you have belief in the Promise of Allah, that He will protect he is enough.
One of the scholars said that putting your trust in Allah you need to work cool, this is an obligation, it is an obligation from and it is from the major obligations that Allah's pannacotta has imposed on us. And he said that it is
greater any it is more important, then the command to make wudu or or take a bath of Genova Subhan Allah, why? Because how many times in the Quran has Allah subhanaw taala commanded us to make wudu for Salah
and how many times has he commanded us to take a bath of Geneva?
Allah subhanaw taala has commanded us to put our trust in him more than he has commanded us to make wudu and take a bath Subhanallah any worry Allah He failure to walk a little movement on
Failure to occur in whatever Chiune farla hito Akello any this command is repeated more than the command to make wudu in the Quran and at the same time Allah subhanaw taala has any he has forbidden us from putting our trust in anyone other than him or Zoa Jeff. So the workload is essential. It is an obligation on us. It is part of our Eman in Allah. Allah subhanaw taala tells us messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to to put his trust in Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala commands the believers that they should put their trust in Allah. It is part of being Muslim ferlay Hikawa khelo In quantum Muslimeen put your trust in Allah if you're truly Muslims.
And Allah subhanaw taala has forbidden us from putting our faith in, in someone else, a lead that does not mean dunya Akela do not take anyone other than me as Joaquin. Because remember that everyone besides Allah is weak. And we should put our trust in Allah in regard to every matter big or small for either Assumpta fatawa colada, Allah, when you have made your decision, then put your trust in Allah. So, whether it is the decision to go out and do some errands or to hire someone or to apply for a job or to take a job, any whatever it is a big thing or a small issue, put your trust in Allah, not in your plan, not in your car, not in your money, not in your time, not in your
ability, not in your friends, not in your coworkers, not in your team, not on the internet, not on the computer, not in technology. All of these things are means they are they're not the source of of our help or, or of completing our tasks or goals. They're our means. So put your trust in Allah in regard to every matter. And when something bothers you something makes you sad or anxious, remind yourself Allah is there. When there is fear, remind yourself Allah is there. Put your trust in Allah. And any no matter what issue it is, we learned that even for the fitness of the journal, all right for the fitness of the journal, we are taught that we should put our trust in Allah Subhan
we learn that when the dial will appear, he will say another book on I am your Lord, and he will declare that He is God. So the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam taught us that we should say less than a banner, like kinara been Allah or LA he taught kalna Where LA and Abner Nehru nobody bIllahi min Shadrick. So we should say that you are not our Lord, meaning the Gen. You are not our God, but our God is Allah on him we put our trust to him we return and we seek refuge with Allah against your evil. So imagine in the face of the fitna of the journey, which is the greatest fitna the greatest trial that humanity has ever witnessed or experienced. Any the fitna of the journalist is the
biggest the worst fitna ever in the face of that fitna. In the face of that danger, we are taught to say or lead to a color on Allah we put our trust. So then, any other trial that we experienced in our lives, any other thing that frightens us that makes us anxious, remember that it is less than the fitna of the child. So if for the greatest fitna, we are taught to say our later Wirkkala, then anything that is less than that greater fitna, we should say, Our Lady told Kana Our Lady telecoil to has to be Allah, La ilaha illa who later were called to a whirlpool Asha Aleem, you see when you put your trust in Allah, in Allah, your humble whatever killing Allah Who loves those people who put
their trust in Allah. Because when you put your trust in Allah, this is a way of drawing close to Allah. This is a way of seeking help from Allah. This is a way of purifying your toe hate. So you are taking steps to draw close to Allah. And Allah loves his slaves who draw close to Him. When you put your trust in Allah for who has been Allah is enough.
Worker Fabula he will killer ALLAH is sufficient as were killed as the one who takes care of the affairs of His slaves. When you put your trust in Allah, then you don't need anyone else's help Allah's parents
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or rather Allah subhanaw taala grant you sufficiency because you have Allah. When you have Tawakkol in Allah, you you become more courageous, you become brave. Allah subhanaw taala frees you from fear. Allah subhanaw taala protects you from shaitan then any superstitious beliefs that you may have go away. And you know the fear of the Creation also goes away. And for the what cool is huge, huge reward in the hereafter. We learn the Jana is also a reward for who for those who are patient, who are a lot of Bohemia to work alone, and who put their trust in Allah in their Lord. So learn to put your trust in Allah in the face of fear and anxiety, anything that causes you fear, anxiety,
remind yourself on a toggle to repeat the statement. When you feel anxious when you feel afraid, has spin Allahu an airman Joaquin has be Allahu La ilaha illa who are later we'll come to a horrible Asha ravine. And another we can say is a lot better or like at our kuleana what alayka Annapurna what illogical mislead that our Lord on you we put our trust to you we return and to you is our final destination.
Any we put our trust in you.
And you see this is a dua that Ibrahim alayhis salam, and those who believed in him made that you know, especially when you are harmed by your closest ones, when you are abandoned by your closest ones, people who are supposed to be with you turn against you. This is this is such a vulnerable position.
And it happens you know with individuals where they are kicked out of their homes, or they are fired from their job for no good reason. And now they're left without an income without any you know, security in their lives. So put your trust in a lot of banana or they cut our kuleana what alayka an opener to you we return we seek help from you. We repent to you we seek forgiveness from you, what you like and mercy to you is the ultimate destination.
So you protect us
another god we should say Allahu Allahu Allah be lashari color. ALLAH, ALLAH my lord, he has no partner at all. In a hadith we learn that can either raw or who show you on that when something frightened the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and it's something worried him then he would say Allahu Allahu Allah be lash recolor ALLAH, ALLAH my lord, he has no partner at all.
Another art we should say that oh, they'll be collimated la hit Murthy mean shatter Rima, HELOC any when something frightens you, then especially say these words that I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil of what he has created, we learned in a hadith that when a person is traveling and they stop somewhere, whether it is to you know, stay for some time or to you know, rest overnight or you know, for example, you you stop at a hotel or for instance, you are driving and you stop at a store, anything like that, you should say at that time are all the weekly Mattila heeta muddiman Chill Rhema Haluk then anything that is harmful or dangerous in that place will not
harm the person until he leaves from there. And he for the entire duration that you are that place. Allah subhanaw taala will protect you. And sometimes it happens that you know, for example you are you enter into a hotel room and you you think maybe there is Gene over here, shield Shayateen over here, maybe there's a snake under the bed or some bedbugs or spiders or something, whatever that frightens us, anything that frightens us, you know, say the store or or the collimated light multiman charging a HELOC and these days especially, you know, for example, you enter into a closed space, you enter a restaurant, a store, a doctor's office, anything and you are afraid, you know
that what if there is someone who has who has the virus, and what if it's lingering in the air and what if I inhale it and what if I get infected? What if it's on the door handle and it gets on my hand? Any you know
or maybe it's on the chair, maybe it's in the food, you know, you don't always see the dangers, right? Sometimes you can see
things that are dangerous to you and other times you cannot see them. You cannot, it's not possible. So you ask ALLAH that yalla you protect me are all the weekly Mati lighter multiman SHA Rima Haluk, from the evil of what he has created, because everything that Allah's pantherella has created many things you need in this world are such that there is benefit in them. And there's also something evil or something that could potentially be evil for you any not that it is it is created as pure evil, no, but it could be harmful for you. So for example, a knife is very beneficial, right? A sharp knife especially is very useful. In fact, it is safer to use a sharp knife than a blunt knife.
Right? Why because a sharp knife will cut quickly properly. And so it's it's safer. But at the same time, a sharp knife can also be very, very dangerous. So there is benefit there is played and there is sharp. So anything that frightens you, whether it is chopping food in the kitchen, all right, or it is driving, because of course if you're driving now it's possible that you end up in an accident, these things can happen there is shot. So you ask Allah that he or Allah you protect me from the evil, any evil, big or small? Whether I know of it or I don't know of it, I can see it, I can't see whatever it is yalla you protect me, I am not able to protect myself. And really we are not able to
how, how much can can we do?
You know, to to shelter ourselves? Oh, it's not in our capacity. It's not. So it is only Allah subhanaw taala who can guard us who can protect us so ask Allah to do that for you. Another though we should make our other weekly Mati like Tamati miniconda. We he was shattered everybody, women Hamza che are teeming with a rune, we learned that the Prophet sallallahu already he was seven used to teach these words to the Companions, who need these words that they should say them
in a state of further in a state of fear and panic and worry. And we learned that our bleiben armas de la hora knew he would teach these words to his children
any as soon as his children were able to you know monocular any, you know, they were able to understand. So, for example, three year old child, four year old child, five year old, you know, he would teach these words to his children that say these words when you are feeling afraid. And sometimes you know children, they can get very afraid of bugs of darkness, you know of certain sounds
certain things so teach these words to your children are all the weekly Mantilla hit Tamati I seek refuge and Allah's Perfect words mean God OBE from his anger was shattered everybody from the evil of his servants, woman hamazon shall clean from the evil suggestions of the devils were in the room and from their presence even. Because sometimes, you know, the the fear that we feel whether it is of darkness, or, or bugs or things like that. This is purely the result of Chopin's whispers.
Right? Or the fear of abandonment, fear that my husband doesn't love me or that he will leave me or this will happen that will happen. Any a lot of times we develop these fears because of the whispers of shaitan. So ask Allah to protect you from the whispers of shaitan also, from the presence of shaitan sometimes, Jin, me literally they will bother people. They will try to frighten them. So at that time, also, in a seek refuge with Allah. Another thought we should make our rule the weekly Mantilla hit Mattila de la Yoda with guna baboon well I find you don't mean surely my NZ Lumina sama wama Jarold eufy Her women surely fit any Layli wonder how women Kali toddington Illa Acharya can
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Khalid bin Walid radula Mourinho he said that he used to get frightened in the night. Can you imagine collagen Waleed is a warrior.
Okay, he was a warrior. He was someone who fought in battle. He was
Very courageous, very brave. But still, there were times when he would get afraid in the night. Any, he would get nightmares, he would get scared in his sleep. So this is part of being human, you know, where you have certain strengths, you also have certain weaknesses, and you're not an evil person, you're not a loser if you have these weaknesses. This is this is all part of being human. So Harlequin when he said that I used to get afraid in the night, so I came to the prophets of Allah who already have said no. And I told him that at times, I get afraid in the night and I grabbed my sword. You know, for example, he would send this fear that maybe there's someone coming, or someone
is there who's going to harm me. So he would grab his sword, as if ready to fight something that's coming towards him to harm him. So the prophets of Allah who earlier said and told him to chill and I'll teach you words, which of Ruhul Amin taught me reading Jibreel taught me and these are the words that I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah, which neither the upright nor the corrupt can overcome, from the evil of what descends from the sky, and of what rises up to it, and from the evil trials of night and day, and from the evil of every night visitor except the night visitor who comes with good.
Khalid bin Walid radula Moreno, he began saying these words, so if for example, you know, you get nightmares or your child gets nightmares, then make a point to learn the storm. Maybe write it down, put it next to your bed, so that you could say it, when you feel afraid, and your fear insha Allah will go away.
And here, you see in these doors, you're seeking refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah and the Perfect Words of Allah. You see, Allah's words are very powerful. Imagine Allah says Conan and it happens. All right, Allah subhanaw taala created Adam or the Sunnah. And he created
reciting Salam with what with his Kadima with Kalama con,
which is why he started his salon is called Calima to mean Allah, a word from Allah because he was created by the word of Allah. So Allah has words are powerful and Allah's words include both the words of his decree and the words of his Shirato you need the Quran
so his words are perfectly powerful. And
then you say that your Allah I seek refuge in you against what any evil that can come down from the sky and evil that goes up into the sky. Any evil of the night or the day and any evil of a night visitor Barack is a night visitor or any incident that occurs in the night and you see sometimes you are in bed about to fall asleep and all of a sudden you have this fear did I close all the windows? Did I lock the front door? Is the back window closed? Alright, what if there's somebody outside and now that we have put cameras everywhere and sensors everywhere and things like that? Any that that worries us even more Subhanallah because then we're always checking checking is this locked or not?
Is there somebody outside or not? So any incident that can occur in the night that could be potentially dangerous for me you're Allah you protect me from that. Another thought we should make especially in a state of
you know weary Allahumma Antara although the one asleep at Baker hole where bigger of solo were bigger bottle that oh Allah you are my strength and you are my support for your sake. I go forth and for your sake, I advance and for your sake I fight the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say these words when he would go to a battle.
Now this is so amazing. No sometimes you're going to face something that literally feels like a battle. So say these words that you're up under although the you see our board is the upper arm. Okay so you are my strength, you are my support. With your help. I go forth. With your help, I can reach with your help I can fight not on my own. It is only with you with your help and support.
Then another thought we should make is along the in the local raw theater for dunya will after Allahumma inni as a local arpha with our Ophea fee with dunya yo le will marry a love mustard or will
RT what Urmila variety Allahumma rehfeld Neeman beanie, the human Humphrey, were any Amin Iwan Shima, early women fold p what are all the beer automatica and alternative entirety. This is actually a Dora, which the Prophet sallallahu Erdogan would say in the morning and in the evening. So we should also make a habit to say this, in the morning before the sunrises, and in the evening before the sunsets. What does this data mean? Oh Allah, I seek your forgiveness and your protection in this world and in the next. Some people have immense fear of the Hereafter, and that fear is paralyzing. They don't want to hear about matters of the hereafter. They don't want to think about
it, because the moment they start thinking about it, they get filled with fear. Sometimes you see this kind of response in children
or something that or sometimes certain individuals are very afraid of Allah, that the only there's there is more fear than hope. That is also not correct. There should be both fear and hope fear should not be paralyzing. And if it is like that, ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect you. So yeah, Allah I seek your forgiveness and your protection in this world and the next or Allah, I seek your forgiveness and your protection in my religion in my worldly affairs in my family and in my wealth. Oh Allah conceal my secrets, any the wrong things that I have done yeah, Allah conceal them and preserve me from anguish along muster. allottee What am Euro variety and the reality that either
anguish the worry the anxiety that I feel in my heart and Allah you calm that
you save me
and Allah guard me from what is in front of me and behind me from my left and from my right from above me, I seek refuge in Your greatness from being struck down from beneath me, because this is where danger comes from right from any you know, the directions front back, right left up, down. So yeah, Allah you protect me from all directions. And the anxiety that I have in my heart, your Allah, you calm that for me. And we learned that you know, at the Battle of our zap.
Last pantherella mentions how obala to global hanergy ne the hearts were reaching up to the throats. The Muslims were so afraid the companions were so anxious, they were terrified. So they asked the prophets of Allah where it is that teach us something that we can say, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam taught them this dua Allah mustard or Latina or Amro Artina that Oh ALLAH conceal our weak points and calm our worries, our anxieties, because in a state of anxiety, you need that there is a physiological change in the body to for example, increased a heartbeat or person begins to sweat, a person begins to tense up their muscles. And you know, there are times when anxiety gets
out of control. So a person of you know has as a panic attack, and then
a person can eventually develop an anxiety disorder also, where there doesn't need to be a cause for anxiety a person just feels extreme anxiety and it's uncontrollable it's it's not manageable. And that is so
you know, difficult to manage. So along with mustard or Latina or emerald or Artina.
Another route we can say along Monica Islam to where we are meant to wear a Laker to our cars to where the lake inevitable will be called some to Allahumma in the Ruby or exotic Allah either illa Anta and Tolani until Hi EULA Neela mood, well genuine into your Moton Ibrahim Vasco de la Mora who said that the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam would make the store that oh Allah to you I have submitted in you, I believe in you, I put my trust to you I turn for you I have argued or with your help, I argue, or Allah, I seek refuge with you through your power, there is none worthy of worship except you alone, that you safeguard me against going astray. Sometimes we have this fear that what
if I go astray? What if I end up in hell? What if the blessing of Islam is taken away from me? So you ask Allah Allah, you protect me from going astray, you are the EverLiving the one who sustains and protects all that exists, the one who never dies, whereas human beings in general will all die.
Everyone will die except for you. So you protect me. Another thought we can make is along with Islam to where we are meant to wear a link at our curl to or like an app to where we can have some to what Elijah had come to fulfill Lima cudham to 102 for Assad to Ireland to enter Isla de la ilaha illa Anta very similar to the previous Dora the
difference is that we also say that it is your judgment that I seek so you forgive me for what I have done what I have delayed what I have done secretly or openly You are my God, there is no god but you will learn in Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu arias and I would also say this, because in this Dora are the words were alayka topical to on you I put my trust
another Dora Allahu Akbar Allah who are assuming helping you Jamia Allah who are assuming aha for
Allah is the Greatest. Allah is mightier than all of his creation combined. Allah is mightier than what I fear. And what I am cautious of what I'm trying to avoid, are all the villa Hilaire de la ilaha illa, who I seek refuge in Allah, the One besides whom there is no god among seekers, somewhere where discovery as our natural early, Ellerbee kidney, he is the one who is holding the seven heavens from falling down on the earth, except by His permission, when Shari Arctica for learning what you know, the earth bury he or she, I really mean a genie. Well, it's that Oh Allah, I seek refuge with You, against your slave, so and so. And you can mention the name of that person
that you are terribly afraid of. Whoever that person may be, that you are Allah, you will protect me from this person's evil, his evil and the the evil of what you know the his forces, because you see, there are certain individuals who are trying to harm you. And they're not alone in trying to harm you. They have gathered up armies to harm you. So you're Allah, I seek refuge in you against your slave, so and so and his armies and his followers and his supporters, whether they are from the G or the men, because sometimes there's this fear that you know, so and so has done magic, or they're using the power of magic against me. So ask Allah to protect you against that. Allahumma ko li Zhao
Rahman Sheringham, oh Allah you'll be my protector against their evil. Jonathan alcova gel Rocha with the baraka smoker, Willa ILAHA Uruk
that your praises great your protection is immense blessing as your name there is no god but you we learned that even our Vasco de la Mourinho said that when you go to a to a to an oppressive ruler, and you are afraid that he will try to overcome you, he will try to harm you, then you say this door or three times. So say this door, when you feel afraid of certain individuals. One last thing, increase in the sphere. Any if you feel that, in general, you are an anxious person, or you are increasing in your anxiety and you wonder what's what's happening to me? I was never so anxious before. What Why? Why do I feel anxious all the time? Why do I feel afraid? Any you see, you know,
these changes in your life, that you were very bold, courageous, you know, things did not bother you. But now every email causes you to become anxious. Right? Or,
you know, any anything causes you to feel afraid. You then increase in saying Subhan Allah what hamdulillah Willa ilaha illa who Allahu Akbar or Subhan Allah who will be handy because in a hadith we learn that if someone is afraid to spend their wealth, or they're afraid of an enemy, or they're afraid of struggling in the way of Allah, or the darkness of the night frightens him, then this person should increase in saying these words Subhan Allah will hamdulillah La Ilaha illa Allah, Allahu Akbar, Subhan Allah who will be handy Subhan Allah hit Earline any increase in the sphere, and Allah subhanaw taala will calm your heart, he will calm your fears, he will grant you courage.
And when you glorify and praise Allah, you're shifting your focus away from what frightens you to the power and perfection, the greatness of Allah so that you can know that Allah is enough for you against anything that frightens you. Inshallah, we will conclude over here so political Lahoma we have the eyeshadow La ilaha illa Anta spherical a tuba The lake was salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh