Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
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worthy of worship except Allah. And we worship none but Him. La neuroma to Walla hole fogal wala husana All Hasson he is the source of blessing and kindness and the one who is deserving of all good praise. La ilaha illa Allah, there is none worthy of worship except Allah. Mostly Slean Allahu Deen. We are sincere in faith and devotion to Him, wallow carry who care for your own, even though the disbelievers detest that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say these words after salah. And in these words, we see that all praise we declare that all praise is for Allah subhanahu wa taala because every blessing, every kindness, every favor comes from ALLAH and he is deserving of
all good praise. He is the only one worthy of worship, he owns everything and he is able to do everything. And there is no power, no strength that anyone has, except that ALLAH subhanaw taala has granted it to them. All power is with Allah the Almighty. He is worthy of praise no matter what he does, and no matter what he allows, no matter what He commands. And no matter what He decrees. He is always worthy of praise. Our lives are ever changing. We go from one stage of life to the next constantly struggling to adapt to new circumstances. At times it is easy to adapt and at other times it is incredibly hard. We are not ready for change yet change happens. We don't want things to
change but they change we don't want our bodies to change but they change we would like to avoid certain changes certain things from occurring in our lives, but they are beyond our control. Other times we desperately desire some things we want some things to happen but they never happen as Muslims we believe that laying you sleep Anna in Lama Khattab Allahu Lerner, who am Alana what Allah Allah He fell yet or what Kellyanne me known that never will we be struck except by what Allah has decreed for us. He is our protector, and upon Allah let the believers rely. We believe that nothing reaches us of good or bad, except that ALLAH subhanaw taala has already written that for us, Matt
Kitab Allah, Allah has already decreed that for us, so we believe that everything happens by the decree of Allah. And we believe that in our ups and downs, we are not alone. Because who am Oh, Lana, he is our master, our protector, our helper, our friend who ensures our worldly and religious well being. So whatever that Allah subhanaw taala has decreed for us. It is good for us because He is our Mola, so he will help us and we accept whatever that Allah has decreed for us. Warren Allah you fully at our calling me noon. We
put our trust in Allah, our Lord, what trust that whatever you decreed in our lives is for a wisdom. It is a command that is issuing from between his justice and His mercy. So we trust the decree of Allah, that there is good in it. And we trust Allah, that he will bring good out of what has happened, because whatever that he has decreed, mecca of Allah who learner he has decreed it for us, not against us.
And the person who puts their trust in Allah, then remember, Allah subhanaw taala is enough for them. Allah subhanaw taala will not fail that person. But this is only for who we known. Those who believe where Allah He fell, yet our callin me known, those who believe in Allah, and those who believe in the Divine Decree of Allah, they have a man Bill other. At times, it's easy to think like this, that yes, whatever has happened has happened by the decree of Allah, there is good in it, Allah subhanaw taala will bring something good out of it. This is coming from Allah's justice and His mercy. So at times, when certain things happen, we are able to think this way. We are able to
process our feelings, but other times we struggle. We have difficulty accepting what has happened. We have trouble understanding what good could possibly come out of what has happened. So today's session is about prayers for contentment with Divine Decree, Dr. Oz for having Rila for having contentment with what Allah subhanaw taala has decreed Dr. Oz to help us surrender to what Allah has decreed, to help us accept what Allah has decreed for us to be pleased with his decree, and receive the good in it. And they're ours to help ward off any harm or any evil that may be associated with what Allah subhanaw taala has decreed for us. And when a person has Eman, Bill other remember,
they're able to bear the hardship. They're able to benefit from even the most difficult and painful things in life. So before we talk about before we go over the different drawers that can help us
have contentment with what Allah subhanaw taala has decreed. Let's talk a little bit about what other is, what divine decree is. Because a lot of people you know, they're not clear about this concept. We say that we believe in divine decree that everything that happens happens by the decree of Allah. But then what does that mean? And we have questions, we have doubts, we have confusions, so I hope Inshallah, that today's session will help us process and understand this concept clearly. So that we can believe with conviction in what Allah subhanaw taala has decreed. Because once we believe with conviction, then we can be content with what Allah has decreed. Once we are content,
then we can make use of whatever situation Allah subhanaw taala puts us in. So first of all, remember that the terms Allah and other are used to refer to divine decree. And the word Kabbalah means to decide or to decrease something and cuddle is to determine the measure of something. So other is the measure that Allah subhanaw taala has determined for each creature. So for example, the measure of its lifespan, how long it is supposed to live, that is determined Allah subhanaw taala has determined that where it is going to be born, what size it is going to be, how it's going to find its food, how much sustenance it's going to receive. All of this is measured, you know, the
measure of each is determined by Allah subhanho wa taala. And uncover is the decree of Allah that Allah has brought into existence. So to believe in Kedah will further is to believe that to believe in Allah subhanaw taala has perfect knowledge and to believe in his absolute will, and his Quadra his absolute power, which prevails over the entire creation, meaning we believe that Allah subhanaw taala has full knowledge of what he is commanding what he is creating, what he is legislating, he has full perfect knowledge of all his creatures, and his wit nothing happens without the will of Allah. And Allah subhanaw taala is able to do all things. Nothing escapes his power, his knowledge
and his will
And remember that to believe in paddle is a part of our Eman it is one of the pillars of faith. And sometimes you know we hear statements like your fate is in your hand or you create your own destiny. And such statements are contrary to Iman will cuddle any to say such statements to emphasize that you know you have free will and you must use your free will that is understandable, but to say such statements to to declare that, you know you you create your own future in the sense that you have complete power over what happens in your life. That is not true. Because we believe as Muslims we believe in a duck that nothing happens without the will of Allah. And at times we want something to
happen. We are trying to make it happen, but it doesn't happen. Why? Because Allah subhanaw taala has not willed it. At other times. We are trying our best to avoid something but we're not able to avoid it. Why? Because Allah subhanaw taala has willed that it should happen. So believing in divine decree is a pillar of faith. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran that in Kula che in Kalapana, who be other indeed all things we have created with predestination, meaning even before things were created, the other the decree for them was already decided.
Allah subhanaw taala says what can omit Allah He Kadar Nakamura and ever is the command of Allah a destiny decreed. So what Allah subhanaw taala commands certainly takes place because it is a destiny that has been decreed, so it cannot be avoided. Allah subhanaw taala says, well, Hala calcula che in Fedora hooter Khedira, Allah has created everything and determined it with precise determination. So every creature, big and small, Allah Subhan, Allah pada has created it. And Allah subhanaw taala has determined a precise determination for it. So for example, every ENT, every bird, every human, every creature, Allah subhanaw, taala, has decreed from before how long it should live, what it should
eat, how much food it should eat, how many breaths it's going to take, where it's going to live, where it's going to sleep, all these things Allah subhanaw taala has determined from before.
Now, remember that when it comes to other when it comes to Divine Decree, then understand that before anything comes into existence, it goes through four stages. So we believe that everything is brought into existence by Allah subhanaw taala. But before anything comes into existence, it goes through four stages. What are those four stages, the first stage is ular. In the first martaba is off URL, what is URL, it is that we believe in the absolute and perfect knowledge of Allah, that Allah subhanaw taala encompasses everything in knowledge. And there is nothing even equivalent to the size of an atom in the skies or in the earth that can escape his knowledge. So before something
comes into existence, remember Allah subhanaw taala knew about it. Before even it was created before even it occurred, Allah subhanaw taala knew about it. So for example, what is happening and today, what you ate for school, whether you're fasting or not, what you did, what you're going to do, it's happening today, but Allah subhanaw taala had knowledge of what was going to happen today from before even this day came into existence. So Allah subhanaw taala knows what is what was what will be, and no one knows more than Allah. Allah subhanaw taala knows the existent what exists, and also what does not exist, what is and what is not. And if something were to happen, what would happen if
something were to be created, what it would do all the possibilities, all the probabilities, Allah subhanaw taala has complete and perfect knowledge of it all. Now, sometimes we, you know, say things like, oh, you know, This shouldn't have happened, what's the wisdom? Or, you know, what if such and such happened, and what if that happened? Well, Allah subhanaw taala knows what is and he also knows all the what ifs, so trust his knowledge. So the first stage is Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, that Lita lemmo and Allah Allah Khalifa, Inc.
Howdy, we're Anila how to be equally shy in Alma, that Allah has encompassed everything in knowledge. So you see, sometimes certain things happen and they're very difficult for us. We think that you know, it was a mistake, we think that this is an error. This is a glitch, you know, this is something that should not have happened. No, Allah subhanaw taala knew about it, it was going to happen. Secondly, the second stage is key taba meaning that we believe that Allah has recorded the decrees of the entire creation in a low whole mouthful. So before even something happens, it is already written in LA when Marvel because we learn in the Quran that Allah subhanaw taala knows
whatever is in the sky and the earth, and everything that is in the sky and the earth is already written in a book in a record in through trc. When we learn what color che in our sino fi Miami movie, everything we have been composted, in a clear record, what is that record low Hallmark fool and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us that the first thing that Allah subhanaw taala created was the pen and Allah subhanaw taala instructed it to write everything that is going to happen. So whatever that is happening today in your life, remember Allah subhanaw taala did not just to know about it, Allah subhanaw taala also had it written, this was pre planned, it was decided it
was written, the third stage is off mushiya Allah subhanaw taala is will. So we believe that everything that happens happens by the will of Allah. So whatever He wills occurs, and whatever Allah subhanaw taala does not will shall never occur and there is nothing that is outside of Allah subhanaw taala is mushiya meaning whether a leaf falls or a brother slaps his sister, or for example, someone is killed, someone is born. If there is a fire or someone wins a huge prize, someone gets into an accident or someone survives, anything that happens whether it is painful, or it is a source of joy, it is easy or it is difficult, it is good or it is evil, anything that
happens, remember it happened by the will of Allah, meaning Allah subhanaw taala allowed it to occur, which means that if Allah subhanaw taala wants, he would not have allowed it to occur. So when things happen, they happen by the will of Allah, they are not independent of Allah. They are not beyond Allah subhanaw taala has knowledge and power. In fact, if Allah subhanaw taala did not will them to occur, they would never have occurred. So we learned in the Quran, that who Allah the user will come fill or hammy kafer Yasha he is the one who who shapes you in the wombs of your mother's how he wills so your unique form and shape your unique characteristics, the everything
about you, Allah subhanaw taala he is the one who has given you that shape. He is the one who willed it. We learned what a book is glaucoma shot a way of dog. Your Lord is the one who creates what He wants, and he chooses, he is the one who selects. So everything happens by the will of Allah. In fact, your intention even to do something that even happens when Allah subhanaw taala allows you to have that intention when Allah subhanaw taala wants you to have that intention, because we learned one at the shop owner Illa and Yasha Allahu Allah Buddha aalameen Even your will is under the will of Allah, your will is not independent of the will of Allah.
We learned in the Quran will OSHA or Abu Komaba or Lu if Allah if your Lord wanted, they would not have done such and such meaning Allah subhanaw taala has the power to prevent people from from from doing certain things and there are times when Allah subhanaw taala prevents them does not allow them. And there are other times when Allah subhanaw taala allows them so our will remember is under the will of Allah, it is not independent of the will of Allah. Because if it was independent of Allah's Will, then Allah subhanaw taala
he would that then then we are saying that his power is limited, because then someone can challenge his power. And Allah is Allah, He is God. So how could someone challenge him? How could someone be equal to Him? Subhana Subhan Allah he will be happy and he will
That is not possible. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said that when that when one of you should that when one of you makes dua, he should not say Oh ALLAH forgive me if you want, oh Allah have mercy on me if you want. No, he should not say that rather, he should have conviction Endura because Allah is the doer of whatever he likes, and there is none who can force him, you cannot force Allah.
Right. So when you cannot force you cannot compel him. That means that you should be eager and determined in your drop.
Fourthly, the fourth stage is a Hulk, meaning we believe that Allah is the Creator of everything. So there is nothing that exists except that, that it is Allah subhanaw taala is creation, He has created everything, and he has absolute power over it all. And this includes the actions of people also. We learn Aloha, new kukuli che, Allah is the Creator of everything. And he is over all things a trustee will law Hello Koco woman Dharma Lu, Allah has created you and also your actions, because you would not be able to do anything unless Allah subhanaw taala allowed you Allah subhanaw taala made those actions possible for you. So these are the four stages of al Qaeda, to review again
quickly, and the fact that before anything comes into existence, Allah subhanaw taala already knows about it. Then al Kitab, before something comes into existence, it is already written, not only known to Allah, but it is also meant to it is it is predetermined it is written in local Marvel, then mushiya before something occurs, Allah subhanaw taala wills it and everything is under the will of Allah, nothing is independent of Allah subhanaw taala his will. And then fourthly, Hulk creation, meaning whatever happens is the creation of Allah. Again, this means that it is under allah subhanaw taala this power, he brought it into existence, and he can finish it whenever that he wants. This is
a man will cuddle. Now, remember that believing in Al Qaeda is very, very important. A lot of people among the Muslims, even when they're not clear on the matter of al Qaeda, they begin to, you know, says strange things, and they begin to argue about Kedah and to begin to reject it, we should not argue about other and we should not reject it either. If we don't understand it, if we don't have knowledge about it, at least we should say that I believe in in Al Qaeda, even though I don't fully grasp the concept, but I believe in it because Allah subhanaw taala has said in the Quran that he has created everything according to other what Allah has mentioned this in the Quran, and who are we
to reject it? Who are we to deny it? We learned the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that a slave of Allah shall not believe until he believes in four things, the testimony La Ilaha illa Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the messenger of Allah.
That the that that Allah has sent the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the truth, and the person believes in in death. And he believes in resurrection after death. And he believes in other. So believing in Al Qaeda is a part of Eman. So if a person does not believe in Al Qaeda, their Eman is incomplete.
We also learn in a hadith that there is a reality to everything and a servant cannot attain the reality of Eman until he knows that whatever has reached him, could not have missed him. And whatever has missed him could not have reached him, meaning until a person grasps this concept. They haven't really experienced what real faith is. That what has reached me could not have avoided me and what has avoided me could never have reached me.
The person who denies other All right, we learn in a narration that such a person, Allah subhanaw taala does not accept any deed from him, neither obligatory nor nor voluntary. Who the person who denies Elkader likewise the person who is disobedient to his parents, the same fate and the person who reminds others of the favors that he has done them same fate Allah subhanaw taala will not accept any deed from from such a person. We learn that Abdullah bin or model de la hora and who would swear an oath by Allah and he would say that were you to spend in support of Allah's Cause and amount of gold equivalent to mountain
are heard. Allah will not accept it from you until you believe in divine decree until you believe in other. So it is a prerequisite to the acceptance of good deeds. The Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam expressed his fear, he said that what I fear the most for my OMA of later times is three things that they will believe in the stars, meaning that stars affect their,
their lives, their destiny, their future, and and things like that. And subhanAllah no matter how much societies have modernized, and people have become materialistic, somehow, people still have faith in stars determining their fate. It's mind boggling. So this is something the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam feared for his OMA and that they will deny divine decree. This is also something the Prophet sallallahu produced and I was apprehensive about, and the oppression of their rulers, Allahu Akbar, and we see all these three things today.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said that this has been revealed concerning some people from my ummah, who will come later, those who deny the decree of Allah. The verses, though call Messiah in color che in halacha now will be cut out. These verses were revealed regarding who people of his OMA who deny the further that they will be told that taste the touch of soccer, soccer is Jahannam hellfire, meaning they will be punished in Hell. And they will be told taste the touch of soccer. Indeed, all things we created with predestination, and you use to deny predestination. So now you see the result of your denial, your doubt, we learn in a hadith that neither a disobedient
person nor a believer in magic nor nor a person who is addicted to alcohol, nor a denier of other will enter Jannah meaning these people will not enter Paradise will Urja de Bella. So when we believe in Elkader we believe that everything that happens is already written, it is decreed. Allah subhanaw taala had it recorded from before
we learn in a hadith that Allah subhanaw taala inscribed the decree of the entire creation 50,000 years before He created the heavens and the earth. Imagine 50,000 years before the sky and the earth were created.
And remember that Adam artisan was not sent on the Earth The Day the Earth was created the earth was there from before because Allah subhanaw taala said it Niger you don't fill out the Khalifa. The earth was already there. And Allah subhanaw taala was going to put a Khalifa Khalifa is someone who succeeds someone who comes after someone. So there was creation that inhabited the earth even before the first human being was sent on the earth. So imagine where before that 50,000 years before even the Earth was created, the sky was created. What happened? Allah subhana wa Tada had the decrees of the Creation recorded in low Hallmark falls. We also learn that Allah subhanaw taala has decreed for
every creature five things his lifespan, His provision, his actions, and if he will be off those who are successful or those who are losers, meaning those who will go to Paradise or those who will go to hell. This is also known to Allah this is also decreed from before and being written from before does not mean that people have no will, like I mentioned, people have will, but that is under the will of Allah. It is not independent of the will of Allah.
We also learn has an adversity he would say that Allah created the creation, and He created them according to a certain measure. And he created their terms of heat, sorry, he decreed their terms according to a certain measure, and he decreed their sustenance and their trials, and their well being their safety. Any everything that happens in the life of a creature is already decreed. So for example, you drink a sip of coffee, you enjoy it. This was written from before you drink a sip of coffee and you burn your tongue. That was also written from before, every little and big thing about you was written from before. We also learned in a hadith that a person can only attain of the world
what is already written for him. Ilana cootie Bella who? The prophets of Allah who earlier said no, he told us that there is no created soul except that ALLAH is it
Creator. So for example, if a person has children, that is also already written from before, if a person does not have children, that was also written from before,
we learned that even illness, illness that a person experiences that was written from before,
we also learn that even the weakness that a person experiences, or the intelligence that a person has been granted, even that is according to other a person's color of their skin, that is also a byproduct. So everything that happens, it was already decreed it was written, and if it was decreed, that means that there is no avoiding it, right, there's no avoiding it, you know, for example, if a certain
process has to occur on on a on a machine, so for example, your computer you you initiated a an update, right? Once the update begins, then it has to go through a certain process, right. And the entire process, the update is written from before the code, whatever everything is written from before, you cannot interrupt it. Right? You cannot stop anything from happening. You can only make the changes after the update has been done. Right? So think of it this way, that whatever is happening, it was written from before, if it was written from before, there's no avoiding it. So why get upset with it? Why be angry about it.
Because if we are angry and upset about it, that's not going to change it anything. It's just going to cause us to be more stressed out,
than when we believe in Okada. We also believe that what is decreed will happen there is no avoiding it. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, that ma sabe mostly Buttonville RB, well, if he unphysical, elaphiti kitab that there is no trial, no, there is nothing that reaches you on the earth or happens on the earth, there is nothing that happens on the earth, nor in your cells in your lives in your beings, except that it is already in a book it was already decreed. So it could be something happening in your personal life, it could be something happening somewhere in the desert, somewhere on the planet, and everything big and small, is written from before.
And we also learn that
in a hadith that in a narration sorry that even daily me he said that he went to Obon Carrboro de la Mourinho. And he he said to him, that I am confused about Kedah. So tell me something by means of which allowed me remove the confusion from my mind. So or even cara de la Horton who replied that were Allah to punish everyone in the heavens and in the earth. He would do so without being unjust to them. And were he to show mercy to them, then his mercy would be much better than their actions.
Were you to spend in support of Allah's Cause and amount of gold equivalent to or hurt, Allah would not accept it from you, until you believed in divine decree. And you knew that what has come to you could not miss you, and what has missed you could not have come to you, and were you to die believing anything else you would enter hell. He was so clear about this. Obey Ben Carbonell de la Horne, who was clear about this, about clutter, that, first of all, believe in Allah subhanaw taala has perfect knowledge and his right to execute his will, whatever it may be. Trust Allah's judgment, because He is the Creator. All right, he is the God the only one worthy of worship, he has no equal.
He knows everything. He does not make mistakes. He is Ever wise he has ever just and he is extremely merciful. So whatever Allah subhanaw taala does. Remember Allah subhanaw taala is not being unjust, because Allah says, Omar Abu Kabila, Lamelo RBDR. Lord is not at all unjust to the slaves, because sometimes we have difficulty accepting understanding. Well, this is so terrible. How could Allah let this happen? Why did Allah do that? Stuff it Allah, we should stop questioning Allah, and we should begin questioning ourselves. question yourself. Why did you say something so evil? Why did you think something so evil? Why did I not do this good thing? Why did I do that evil thing? Any question
yourself because you are going
Need to be held accountable, no one is going to hold Allah accountable, lie use alarm if you because He is the supreme power, he is the one who is an Melek, who owns everything. welcome us alone they will be asked. So remember Allah subhanaw taala is above any fault any ever any injustice, he does not wrong people. So whatever Allah subhanaw taala does, whatever He decrees, whatever he allows whatever he commands, remember that Allah is not being unfair. So never ever question Allah never ever raise objections to Allah subhanaw taala you know, his His will or his decree, what he has created what he has decided, don't ever question him. This is the foundation of belief in uncover
that Allah knows what he is doing. And he is not unfair. He is not making a mistake. Secondly, part of other is we what we learn from the words of obey even calm is that if a person
believes in Al Qaeda, this means that they believe they understand they know that whatever has reached them, could not have missed them. And whatever has missed them could not have reached them. Any what has happened was meant to happen. And what did not happen was never going to happen for you. So don't cry over what has slipped you. Yes, of course, you're going to be sad. You're allowed to shed tears. Of course, that is part of being human. But don't be angry about what did not reach you.
And also, don't be angry about what has happened to you. You know, some people are always upset angry. Why was I created a woman? Why am I this height? Why is my hair like that? Why is my skin like that? Why? Why do I have acne? Why do I have this freckles? Why do I have you know such hair, so always always complaining? Uh, you know, they're upset. They're angry about how Allah subhanaw taala has created them. Subhan Allah and other people, when they look at them, they admire their hair, they admire their skin, they admire their height, they admire their color. Subhanallah we're shaitan makes us angry with the way Allah subhanaw taala has created us, right because shaitan wants
us to be unhappy. He wants us to think evil of Allah. And supreme over other people are eager to have what we have been given. Isn't this amazing? So how shaitan plays with our mind, don't let a pump play with your mind. So believe that what has reached you was meant to reach you. What did not happen for you was never ever, ever, ever going to happen to you.
And then we learned obey even Carl warned that if you die believing something else, you will enter hell.
And if you don't believe in Al Qaeda,
then the then the outcome is evil. The outcome is very is painful. So we must must believe in each other. And even the enemy said that. Then he went to our beloved Masood radula. And he said the same thing with a verb in your mind. Radulov Moreno said the same thing. He went to Zaban Sabbath, who said the same thing. So look at the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how strong their faith was in other than when we believe in our culture, we believe that every decree is based on Allah subhanaw taala has wisdom, this is something we must must accept that everything happens by the will of Allah it is decreed, yes. And Allah did not make a mistake.
Allah did not make a mistake in allowing something to happen. So for example, if a person is born with a certain deformity, that was not an accident on the part of Allah, no, this was decreed. If a person is born, you know at a time or in a place, that is very dangerous, quote, you know, there are many dangers in the world. Again, that is not a mistake from on the part of Allah. And also remember, that
something that may appear to be evil may appear to be harmful. We do not know the hidden mercy that is in it. Any Yes, something appears to be harmful and scary and dangerous, but there's still good in it. Because first of all, Allah subhanaw taala does not make a mistake. Secondly, Allah subhanaw taala does not do anything that is useless.
We learned in the Quran of her her septum and nama Holika Kumar Bertha. Did you think we created you
and play without a reason without or just cause we're not we're not gonna summer or we'll have the one webinar Humala, even we did not create the sky and the earth and what is between them in play. And this is not a frivolous, useless action on the part of Allah. No, Allah is above that hash and Allah he's above that to do something uselessly. Thirdly, remember, Allah subhanaw taala is not unjust. Like I mentioned earlier, now you're doing more of Buka ohada OMA rabuka Biloela millall arbete. And also, Allah does not do injustice, it do injustice to anyone. He is not unjust to anyone, not even one person, not even one creature, not even at one instance. Allah is free from
And then also remember that every decree that Allah subhanaw taala has decreed has something good in it, Allah subhanaw taala does not allow something that is pure evil, all right. So for example,
there are things that Allah subhanaw taala has decreed has created has allowed that are all good, and everything associated to them is good. Right? Then there are matters which have good in them, but there is also a little bit of evil associated to them. Okay, so for example, there is a mother, who was very kind to her children very good to her children. But then there are also those times when she is angry with them, not all the time, but those moments. So the children, they receive the love of the Mother, the care, the affection, everything, but at the same time, they also receive a little bit of hurt, right? So there is good with the little bit of evil, then there are those
matters in which there is more evil, but and less good. Okay, so for example, Shaytaan, The existence of shaitan. Yes, there's a lot of evil associated to that. But there's also some good how, for example, when che plan causes a person to slip, yes, something bad happened, a person disobeyed Allah, they incurred a sin, but then they turn back to Allah, they repent, right? When they turn back to Allah, they repent, they draw closer to Allah. Right? They recognize their weakness, and next time there are more alert. So yes, there's evil, but then there is also good for people. Right? And when it comes to pure evil, that does not exist. Allah subhanaw taala does not create or
legislate or allow something that is pure evil or harmful for his slaves. Why? Because Allah subhanaw taala is Allah Herman a Rahim? He is the Rama on hammered Rahim in so he would not give to his slaves, what is pure, pure evil, that that is not going to happen. So this means that when something harmful, something painful happens, we trust that there is good in it. And sometimes we see the good. It's obvious and other times we don't see the good, yet. It's there. But but we don't see it yet. It's going to come about. Alright, so we learn that the young boy it's hard to cut off the young boy who was killed, right?
We learned that if he had lived on, he would
you recall metal, Rihanna or COFRA. His parents were righteous. And if he had lived on, he would have involved his parents in defiance and unbelief. Because some children they push their parents to commit coffer, they lead their family into disbelief.
strong in their coffee,
that they kind of lead their parents into Cofer also. So Allah subhanaw taala gave them another child in place of that child who was killed and that child was hired on men who the Catherine will, Accra Babu Hema was was more pure than the first one. And he was and this child was also
you know, someone who was was good to his parents, to their parents, and the ruler might say that that child was actually a daughter Subhanallah we learn mme the mother of Millennium, she wanted a son. Right? And when a daughter was born, she began to basically apologize, but Allah subhanaw taala says will Allahu Allah Allah will be my will Dart, Allah subhanaw taala knew better of what he of what she gave birth to. Right. So there was a wisdom in giving
it daughter over here and not a son because that doctor mme was
going to become the mother of rissalah his center, she had to give birth to a child without a father. Right? Meaning a miraculous birth. And a boy could not do that.
So remember that whatever Allah subhanaw taala decrees for the believer, it is good for the believer. So look for the, the, you know the good in everything. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that there are two things which the Son of Adam dislikes, first of all death. All right, but he said, death is better for the believer than tribulation, meaning if the believer lives, continues to live, and continues to suffer, test after test after test, and he, what's better what's easier that the believer does, right? So death is easier than tribulation.
And the son of Adam dislikes, the shortage of wealth. And the prophets of Allah who already has said himself that the shortage of wealth is easier in terms of hisab any on the Day of Judgment when a person has to be answerable for all the blessings that they enjoyed. Now imagine if they enjoy many, many, many blessings, the hisab is going to be longer, it's going to be tougher. But if they had little wealth in the world, then then their hisab is going to be easier.
So whenever something happens, and it's painful, it's hard. Remind yourself let our Cebu shuttle hola como el Hua highroller, calm, don't think it is bad for you, it is good for you. So, you should say there is good in this in sha Allah, Allah will bring something good out of this, it appears to be terrible, but there is good in this Sophia and authority said that what a person dislikes is actually good for him, compared to what he likes for himself. Because what he does not like, makes him turn towards Allah and supplicate. And what he likes, makes him Kindle Fire for himself, Allahu Akbar, anyone, when you like something, for instance, you like to go to the mall, and you are able
to go to the mall, then what happens? You go, and you you know, look at things maybe which are not decent, maybe you waste a lot of time, maybe you waste some money, maybe you listen to things which are not appropriate, maybe you get impressed by someone who is committing a sin,
you know, you are going to a place where shaitan is right where shaitan is busy, very active. So you you like to do that. But then it's actually spiritually bad for you. So
imagine, now you're trying to go to the mall, and what happens you're not able to go because your husband calls you, you have to pick up the kids, and you have to take them for their after school programs, etc. Because he has to go somewhere. So there was your evening, right? And you don't like that. But what you don't like turns out to be good for you. Because when you want when you're put in a situation that you don't like, then you turn towards Allah you recognize your weakness, you you realize that you are in need of help you turn to Allah. And when when something you like happens, a lot of times that becomes a reason for you to commit sin,
even Rama de la Mer and who would say that a person asks Allah for something good. And then Allah chooses something for him. And then that person becomes upset with Allah and does not wait for his outcome. Because Allah subhanaw taala gave that person something else something other than what the person asked for. So a person becomes hasty and he does not wait for for his outcome. Then when he sees the outcome, he finds out that what Allah chose for him was actually better for him.
How often it happens that something you don't want to do someplace you don't want to go, you end up going there, because you are you kind of don't have a choice. And when you go there, you realize how Allah's penalty protected you from something else that was more harmful,
more harmful. I remember once
I used to live in an apartment building, and we had to go somewhere early in the morning on a weekend. And I remember that morning, I felt like what why do I have to go on a weekend morning? You know, but But I went to anyway, And subhanAllah
a couple hours later I checked my phone and I had like 30 Missed Calls because my neighbor was calling me there was a fire on the floor beneath ours in the apartment that was very close to mine. So Allah subhanaw taala protected me and my family. So sometimes, you know we become hasty and we
Uh, you know, get annoyed that oh, why do I have to do this? Why do I have to go there? Why did this have to be the case? But when Allah subhanaw taala has decreed something for you accept it, because you never know Allah is protecting you from something that is more dangerous.
Rahman was imamo. Hosea said that Allah's wisdom is vast, he knows what is good for the slaves better than they know themselves.
And tomorrow on the Day of Judgment, they will be grateful to Allah for all the trials, he sent their way, because they will see all the reward they received through those trials, just as a child after puberty, and after developing intelligence, what happens to that child? That child is grateful to his parents and his teachers, for teaching him discipline? Isn't it? When you grow up? Then you think about how your parents taught you how your teachers were tough on you. And you're so grateful that they disciplined you, because if they had not disciplined you, God knows what would have happened to you. So through trials, Allah subhanaw taala disciplines us. So remember that trials are
a mercy. And sometimes they can be evil for a person when, when a person ends up in greater disobedience to Allah. What are ya the biller? Then when we believe in Al Qaeda, it means that we should be pleased with Allah's decree, we should not be ever upset with Allah. And no matter how painful some degree is, don't don't ever be upset with Allah. Allah is enrollment you he cares about you he's or overthrow him. He is affectionate kind to you, before something painful happens to you. And also afterwards, he is merciful to you.
And another thing is that don't blame Allah for what happens. Don't blame Allah, a man as the Prophet sallallahu Urdu said and what deed is the best? He said to believe in Allah and affirm him and strive in His way, the man said, I want to know something easier than that jihad is hard. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said pardon and patients, the man said, I want something even easier, because to forgive people is hard. Being patient is hard. The prophets of Allah who were in Islam said Do not blame Allah in regards to anything that he has decreed for you. This means don't say, why Allah why did you allow this to happen? Yeah, Allah, why did you give me this? Yalla Why
did you not give me this? Don't blame Allah.
Don't question him. Don't be upset with Allah. We learned in a hadith that be pleased with what Allah has decreed for you. And you will be the richest of all people.
here because you will have contentment when you have when you are happy with the decree of Allah. When you are happy with the decree of Allah, when you believe in Kedah, this means that in every circumstance, show gratitude, show gratitude to Allah say, Alhamdulillah when when you receive something good, and when something painful happens Alhamdulillah Allah Allah Cooley had Alhamdulillah in every circumstance, right? Because see, what are the Allah who are on home? What are the one who they are pleased with Allah, sorry, Allah is pleased with them. And they are pleased with Allah. It's, it's both ways.
We learn that one of the scholars has been bustling. He said, that you will be pleased with Allah and Allah will be pleased with you. All right. If you are pleased with Allah, Allah will also be pleased with you. We learned in a hadith, that whoever is pleased with what Allah has decreed for him, then Allah will bless him in it. And Allah will expand that blessing for him. And whoever is not pleased with Allah, then that person will not be blessed in what he's given. Sometimes people are very unhappy about the child that they have that oh, why do I have another daughter, another girl, another girl, another boy.
People are upset about these matters. So don't be upset. This is Allah's decree that you should have two daughters or three daughters or five daughters, or six, or all boys or all girls or no, no children, any this is all Allah's decree. So be pleased with what Allah has decreed for you. This doesn't mean that you're not allowed to feel sad. So for example, if Allah has decreed that you should not have children, then it doesn't mean that you're not allowed to feel sad. If Allah has decreed that you should have children and that means you cannot have your own life. So for example, a mother Alright, once she has her children, it's like she is signed up for life to do the dishes.
She signed up for life to be the designated House Chef, to be the designated need to be the designated chauffeur, et cetera. And and you wonder, these are not things that I iced
lined up for, right? I just wanted a cute baby and I thought that was enough. But any I have these responsibilities now for life. So, yes, sometimes you get
when you compare yourself to others you feel a little sad you feel left out. You wonder, you know I had these goals I don't know if I'll ever be able to accomplish them.
You are allowed to feel sad, like the Prophet sallallahu Erlandsson felt sad when his son Ibrahim died, right? He was crying. He was sad. But he said we will only say what pleases our Lord. Any we're not going to say anything that Allah subhanaw taala is displeased with.
So and a Buddha Rhodiola Mourinho, he said that the peak of faith is in four things, meaning you reach the peak of Eman, the height of faith, how with four things. First of all, you're patient with Allah's decree. Secondly, you are pleased with Allah's decree and you remain pleased with the decree of Allah. Because sometimes what happens is we're patient initially, and we say it'll lead to biller initially, but then what happens after a month after five years, we get impatient, we get unhappy, remain pleased with the decree of Allah. Thirdly,
be sincere in in putting your trust in Allah. And he sometimes people say they have to work on but then they don't really show real Tawakkol.
And then fourthly, surrender to Allah in obedience, any, no matter what happens, always show obedience to Allah subhanaw taala in submission to his commands. These one when a person does these four things, then they reach the height of faith without them that their faith will be will be experiencing a law.
In a hadith we learn that Allah says that I am as my servant thinks I am. So he can think about me whatever he wants, and it's up to you. You want to think good, you will find Allah good with you. You want to think negative and evil, then then that is what you will find. Like in an Irishman, we learned that the Prophet salallahu Salam visited a man who was sick. And it was the habit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that when he visited someone who was sick, he would say, Lambert's a hold on Insha Allah, right, no harm. This is a purification if Allah wants in this is good for you. And when he said that to the man, the man said, you say, law, but as you say, that
this will be a purification. No, this is a fever, which is boiling in the body of an old man, and it will lead him to the grave. And the man was like, Oh, this is terrible. This is evil. And sometimes it happens that when we're experiencing some illness, we like to really blow it out of proportion and present it as something that is terrible and evil and way worse than it actually is. So the man said these words in the province of law where it is and I'm said yes, then maybe as you say, if this is what you expect, then that is what will happen. So how are you thinking about Allah when something bad happens? Think good. Think I would think that inshallah this will be a purification
because no fatigue or disease or sorrow or sadness or hurt or distress befalls a Muslim even if you if a prick of a thorn reaches him, Allah subhanaw taala will expiate some of his sins because of that, Allah will purify you. Another important thing is that part of believing in believing in other is that we don't blame others. See, when things don't go as we wanted them to, or certain things happen and we don't like them, we want someone to blame. So that we can, you know, we can kind of process and come to terms with what has happened, that it is his fault, it is her fault. It is because of these children, it is because of such a husband, it is because of such a person. It is
because of such a mother in law, you know, we want to find targets to blame. And this is not right. This doesn't mean that when someone has messed up, you don't let them recognize their fault or or their mistake you do. But ultimately realize that the harm that has reached you
through people that was also decreed by Allah. All right, and don't always look for people to blame.
Because when you will do that, you will be upset with people all the time and you will burn bridges and you will say things and do things that you will regret later on. Your relationships will be affected. So when something that you do not like happens, express your
riddled with the decree of Allah. Another important thing is that when something you do not like happens then do not say negative things about it. Alright, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that we're in a Saba cache on filata call Lo and Nephi two to Canada aka that if something hits you, then do not say if only I had done such and such then you know such and such what happened, any do not say if only why, because if only low opens the door for the work of shaitan, then shaitan will become very active.
Right? So for example, when you say, If only she had not come if only he did not advise me to do this, right? If only you had listened to me, when you start saying things like that, what happens using the other person will stay happy with you, they're going to get upset, they're going to get hurt, then there's going to be an argument, then the argument is going to escalate and then you're going to put yourself in greater difficulty. So don't say negative things. rather say other Allah, masha farla this was Allah's decree, and whatever Allah wanted happened. Another important thing is that when you believe in Kedah do not make further and excuse, a lot of Muslims make this mistake.
We learned that once the prophets of Allah who already was in visited our little DeLorean who, in fact, the model de la Mourinho in their house, and he told them to pray in the night basically, right. And they said that, you know, we will only pray what Allah has decreed for us, any of Allah wants we will pray. If Allah wants we will pray, right, I was older in the hand of Allah when it if he wants, we will get up and pray. And the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam did not like that response. So if Allah wants, yes, only then you will be able to do something. But that doesn't mean that you always make the other end excuse and you don't do anything yourself. Yes.
If Allah wants you will pray. But when Allah allowed you to wake up in the night, and when Allah allowed you to receive the reminder to to realize that you should pray, then you have to get up and pray. Right now. Now it's your turn to act.
Another important thing is that we should not argue about whether some people without knowledge, they like to discuss the topic of Qatar, we learned in a hadith about how the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam got angry with the Companions at one point, when they were arguing about the matter of Qatar.
In another narration, we learned he said, when other divine decree is mentioned, then for um, SQL, then refrain from speaking about it. Meaning, then be quiet, don't argue about it.
And don't think that you know, the future of of someone or their destiny, to say things you know, saying things like Allah will never forgive them, or Allah will definitely reward them. You You know about the future of someone you don't know. It is only Allah Who knows the future. So, recognize your limits, and stop over there. When a person believes in the surrenders to the decree of Allah, then then a person has a pure, though hate and their, their toe hate is pure. They have more conviction in the Oneness of Allah subhanho wa taala. When a person has believed in each other, they have stronger determination, they have more to work, they have
come Nina, they have
contentment in their heart, and such a person is led to paradise also. So we should ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant us contentment with what he has decreed. What are some doors that we can make for this purpose? First of all, we should say, law, how will one out Quwata illa biLlah. There is no might and no power, except by Allah. These are words that we should repeat very often.
Because these words are a treasure of paradise. Right? And when a person says these words, they're basically surrendering themselves to Allah, that there is no power, no might right to do something to avoid something to accomplish something. Right? No power, no my except with Allah. And if Allah gives me the power, the ability only then I can do something only then I can avoid something because everything is by the decree of Allah.
So now how wala Quwata illa biLlah. This is one of the doors of the doors of Paradise. This is
a gate of paradise. And this is more than just you know, a statement that
We should say we should believe in the fact that La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah. When a person says this, a tree is planted for them in Paradise, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam advised a Buddha to say this a lot, very frequently, and the person who says La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah along with La ilaha illa, Allah declaring the Oneness of Allah, and they die after that, then fire will not touch them.
Another statement that we should be saying, is, has to be Allahu La ilaha illa who are later Welcome to World War, Ebola or Silla, I believe sufficient for me is Allah, there is no god except Him. on him, I put my trust and he is the Lord of the great throne. He, sometimes you wonder about your future. Sometimes you fear for your children, you fear about, you know your circumstances, they're not in your control. Sometimes you get anxious, you get worried about what people say, what people might say, what people might do, how things might change, you know, all these fears are real. So remind yourself, Allah is there, Allah is enough for me. And whatever that Allah has decreed for me
is good for me has to be Allah, Allah is enough for me, I put my trust in Him.
Another thing we should say when something upsetting happens, or when when there's a loss, we experience loss, we should say in early Lehi, we're in LA he Raji indeed we belong to Allah and indeed to Him we will return keep repeating these words in that Allah He or in her Illa yelagiri because we belong to Allah, His Will prevails over us, he decided that I should experience such and such loss, he decreed that I should lose this person or I should lose this thing in my life, he decreed that I belong to him. And he is allowed to make that decree, of course because he is the owner.
And I'm going to return to alone. I'm not, you know, going to just live on my own and just be there No, I have to die I have to return to Allah and He will show me the consequences of my actions, my choices, my words, so in hope of good reward, I am going to be patient right now. I am going to be pleased with Allah's decree.
Another statement we can say is it'll lead to be law he'll have will be Islami Bina will be Mohammed was so law, that I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, I am pleased with Islam as my religion. I am pleased with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam as messenger
and these words are very powerful. You say, you see things happen painful things are part of life. Allah subhanaw taala has already told us that we will shortly definitely test you with something of
will and Abdullah will not be shy in mental health, something a fear, right? You will experience fear. You will experience hunger you will experience loss of wealth, loss of lives. These are things that are going to happen. Life is ever changing. So with every change with every test, express your happiness with Allah, the Allah I'm happy with you. I am not upset with you. I accept your decree that will lead to Billahi rapa you know what what you have legislated? This is within your power. This happened by your permission. You don't make mistakes. You are not unjust that Alito biller Hiraga say these words out loud sometimes say them to yourself so that you have contentment with
what Allah has decreed.
And when a person says these words then really they're granted happiness with the decree of Allah also, another thing we can say another door or we can say as a Luca riba better than other that Oh Allah, I ask you for riba for happiness, for being pleased with your decree, after your decree happens. Meaning, after you bring about a decree, I asked you to grant me real happiness with it also, that I am not upset. I am not angry. Because you see, sometimes it's difficult to accept certain things. Right? It's difficult to accept certain losses.
you are not able to move past it. You are stuck in your grief, and you are allowed to grieve. But being stuck in it does not allow you to move on. And moving on does not mean that you have to forget about what happened that the pain that you experienced. No, it means that you have to move ahead, because there's still
Things to do in life. Right? So as Annika widow Vidal Kado ask Allah to grant you pleasure with his decree. Then another though we should be making is an open Allah to Athena in Siena. Oh, now Robina Willa Tamela Elena is Soren Kumar Hamilton who are a little Edina and Commelina Robina wala to her Mila Melo. Takata la Nabi, we're for now. Well, Phil and our Hamner Antimo Lana, fun sadhana, Alchemy, caffeine. This is part of the last two verses of Surah Baqarah that we have been taught to recite every night, the Prophet sallallahu where it is that have said the one who recites that then these verses will be enough for them, right enough for what in terms of reward, and also that these
verses will bring you what you are asking for. What are you asking for that our Lord do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or aired because sometimes what happens, something bad happens and you forget that you should not say negative things you realize, after a few moments, so you ask ALLAH, ALLAH forgive me, because I forgot. Forgive me because I made a mistake. Our Lord, do not lay upon us of burden like that which you laid upon those before us. Because sometimes you hear about, you know, very difficult trials that people have experienced. So ask Allah Ya Allah protect me, don't impose such burdens on me. I don't know if I'll be able to handle it. Our Lord burden is not
with that which we have no ability to bear only only decree for me that which I am able to bear and pardon us and forgive us and have mercy upon us. You are our Protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people. Another hour we should make Allahumma inni Rubicam injected Bella Watanuki, Shaka was so in Kabbalah, worship metal or the that oh Allah I seek refuge with you from the difficulties of severe calamities, any one is that there is a there is a severe calamity there is banana. But then there is genuine whenever any the difficulty of severe calamity. Because you see, for example, if a person is sick, okay, they're sick in their body, but then there is difficulty
that comes along with it. Sometimes that means that you're not you're no longer able to work. Sometimes that means that now your relationship with your spouse is going to be affected. Your relationship with your children is being affected. Your mind is being affected, your work is being affected, and then you're struggling so much emotionally, mentally. So gender Bella, any extreme difficulty. So ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect you from that, what the Rocky shaqab from having an evil End was. So Ill put up a bad fate which amounted to Arda and from the malicious joy of the enemies. Don't let people who dislike me laugh at me, don't give them a chance to be happy because
of my suffering. So protect me from from suffering. And here in this in this draft. Specifically, we're asking Allah to protect us from Sue input from evil or from bad fate, meaning, a fate that turns out to be bad for us. Another thought that we should be making is robotically female outplay this is part of Dora collude
that we make in with it that were validly female or applied and bless me in what you have bestowed. What can you shove them accommodate and save me from the evil of what you have decreed? In Nikita Kobe, Willa Yokota are like very you decree and none can influence you. So anything bad that has been decreed do Allah protect me from that? Make it good for me? Make it easy for me turn it away from me? Another door or we can make a llama in the road to becoming Zool in Airmatic? What the hell will you fear take well for generating aquatic would you marry Celtic? Well, Allah I seek your refuge from the decline of your blessing, the changing of your protection. The suddenness of your
punishment, and from all things that cause your anger. So here the suddenness of your punishment, changing of your protection that you have granted me protection and safety and all of a sudden that changes yellow protect me from all that. Another there are we can make a lot of medical home looky loo. Oh Allah all praises for you. Allahu Allah Kabita Lima visarpa Oh ALLAH. No one can expand. What? Sorry, no one can contract what you expand. Well, I'm Karima burrata. No one can bring near which you put far while I'm Auberry that Mr. corruptor no one can put forward to bring you while more clearly ma'am and Martha no one can give what you withhold while Imani Idema outplayed her no
one can withhold what you give Allahumma Sood Elena or Allah expand for us member of Catholic have your blessings what are my thick and your mercy? Well public in your favor? What is big and your sustenance? Allahumma inni as a luminaire Amon Joakim or ALLAH ask you for permanent bliss Ulladulla Hulu the one that doesn't
I change when I use Zulu it is not declined a lot in the US I look in there Eema young Mala ility well unknown will help you Allah Mara even becoming su email or play Tana we should remember Naira come in. We're asking Allah at the end of this there are other Allah, I seek refuge in You from the evil of what you have given us and also from the evil of what you have withheld from us, protect me from all evil, protect me from all harm. So practically, we should be asking Allah subhanaw taala to grant us contentment with the decree of Allah. We should ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada to help us surrender to his decree to accept his decree to be pleased with his decree. And when we are pleased
with his decree, only then we can take the next steps that we use the means Allah subhanaw taala has provided to us that we put our trust in Allah we are patient with the decree of Allah. And we remember Allah and we do not exhibit any displeasure with what he has decreed.
Inshallah we will conclude over here for today Subhanak Allah whom will be handed a shadow Allah ilaha illa Anta Astok Furukawa tuberculate was salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh