Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
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Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran that we'll call it a book Komodo oni as the geopolitical that last panel, Tara says, that all of you call upon me,
call upon me and I will answer you. So we see that Allah subhanaw taala himself invites us to call upon him to ask him when we are in any difficulty, when we are in ease when we're in hardship when we're struggling, whether it is something that we're struggling with at a personal level, or at a at the level of our community or at the global level, whether it is related to disease or money, our faith, any matter, we are encouraged to call upon Allah azza wa jal in the morning and the evening in all of our circumstances, and it is only, you know, natural to wonder at such a time that what are some draws that we can make in this situation when we are afraid when we are, you know, there's
that risk of this disease that is spreading everywhere, and soprano leathers, you know, so many strange things that are coming up everywhere recently I came across this you know, this post where somebody had put a picture up of a certain verse of the Quran which somebody had said that put it up on your door and so, nobody in your family is going to get affected by the Coronavirus. And you know, there are people who are coming up and saying that, you know, they had a dream and if you recite a certain sutra, you know, 10 times 15 times 30 times you recite it in this way or that way, you know, you'll be protected from Coronavirus etc. Now, the thing is that we have to remember that
our Deen our religion is complete and it is perfect. And our religion is not based on you know, dreams that certain individuals have our religion is based on revelation that Allah subhanaw taala gave to his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And we see that in the Quran. And even in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam there's so many, many draws that we have been taught to make at a time of fear at a time of, you know, when there's risk of, you know, disease sickness, likewise, calamity or difficulty that has befallen us or we fear that it may befall us in the future. And what I want to talk about today inshallah is the concept of str either, which is to
seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then inshallah I want to focus on some doors that we have been taught in the Quran, and also one door that I want to talk about which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to make, and I hope inshallah, in the time that I've been given, I'm able to cover all of this. So, the first thing is that it's there either or seeking refuge seeking protection with Allah, soprano Parata. This is something that is extremely necessary, not just today, not just in the upcoming weeks and months, but for the rest of our lives. Because we are not safe, until and unless Allah subhanaw taala protects us. The fact is that in this world there is
shown right there is evil, that there is harm. And unless puntata tells us in the Quran that he will certainly test us through through different things. Instead of going back on our last parent our dimensions that will enable you one accomplish a mission and hopefully, we'll jewelry will not see me in a while you will unfussy with them a lot, that we will surely test you with something of fear, you will experience fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and a loss of lives and a loss of fruit, but give good tidings to the patient. So we are certainly going to be tested with difficulties in life. And so little MBI a 35 pound RSS callaloo net saying that you've got to remember that every
soul is going to experience death. One of blucon be surely will highly fitna and we test you with evil and also with good as a trial. What Elena to their own and to us You shall return and in the call analyst counter also reminds us that what am says cola would be losing that if a law should touch you with some adversity. And this adversity could be in your you know in your physical well being
could be in your circumstances and these discipline although we are, we are experiencing, you know, a difficulty that perhaps many of us could never even imagine how our lives have been turned upside down our world looks so unfamiliar. So if Allah should touch you with some adversity, there is no remover of it except him meaning only Allah subhanaw taala can remove that adversity from you. So we see that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his way was that he would seek a lesser penalty on his protection in all of his circumstances, in ease and in hardship, when doing something religious or something worldly. He asked a lot of penalties. You know, he asked the last prompt Allah for
protection when he entered the masjid before he recited the full on during Salah in the morning in the evening. And this shows us that it's so important for us to constantly seek Allah soprano Tara's protection.
And we see that the grace that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made, we see that he asked the last panel data for protection against things that are harmful or painful, such as punishment of the grave or disease. And then he also asked the last panel data for protection against things that lead to pain and harm that become a cause of pain and harm, such as he asked Allah subhanaw taala to protect him from you know, his anger ullas anger
Mensa healthlink also he asked Allah, Allah to protect him from shares the nuptse the evil of my soul, because these are things that ultimately lead a person to eternal suffering and harm. So there's so many doors that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam made, and a lot of them you will notice they begin with the words Allahumma in the URL, Lupica that Oh Allah Indeed, I ask you for your protection or Lupica and rule do I seek protection This is from is tiada right and is there other is to seek protection. Now, linguistically, this word is so amazing. You see is there other is to attach oneself to someone, okay, it means an lt jack, what do I look to attach oneself to someone,
why for protection, for recourse for preservation, at while completely relying upon them and placing one's trust in them. So you see there is a concept of attachment that you are safe, when you go to someone when you are with them, when you hold on to them, when you rely on them, when you feel closer to them. That is when you when you are safe. We see that a mother of a newborn, and this is something so beautiful. A mother of a newborn, is actually called in, alright. Why because she's constantly attached to her child. She is the source of nourishment and security for her newborn. Right. So she attends to her newborn affectionately. You know, she stays with her child. So she's
called out all right. And then we see that the best meat you know, some people say that the best meat is that which is around whether with the bone or whatever meaning it is attached to the bone, it is right next to it, that is where the meat will be most succulent, most delicious. So there's a concept of attachment over here, all right. So is there other is basically of who it is to run away from what you fear, right? It is to run away from the danger that you anticipate or the danger that you find yourself in and you were running towards who you were attaching yourself with who with the one who can actually save you from it right, who can actually remove what you fear, who can distance
you from what you deem to be harmful. So in essence, is there other is to attach oneself to Allah subhanaw taala it is an acknowledgment of the fact that you are vulnerable. It is an acknowledgment of the fact that you are afraid. It is a recognition of your limitations. It is a recognition of the reality and the enormity of the danger that you're facing. So because of that, you're seeking the help
The one who is really able to help you. So we see that is the other is really the most, it's the most realistic approach to facing and dealing with the problems that we face with the fears that we face, that we recognize that we are limited in our capacity, we recognize that we are really in danger. We're not going to, you know, be literally we're going to acknowledge its its enormity. But then at the same time, we're going to turn to the one who is actually able to help us right. So this is why is there others seeking refuge in Allah? This is actually a part of the hate. It is actually a part of worshipping Allah subhanaw taala alone. In the Quran, it is mentioned with a new alarm
manager Amina light in the LA they knew that there is no place of refuge from Allah except with Allah, meaning there is no safety except with Allah subhanaw taala so this is why Yeah, can our Buddha yeah kind of staring you alone we worship and You alone, we ask for help. Now when it comes to seeking refuge with Allah subhanaw taala remember that this is a deed that comprises many actions of the heart, right? It requires you to bring about sincerity, right, it requires from you that you bring about tawakkol reliance upon a loss upon upon your pain, conviction that Allah subhanaw taala has power over everything and he is able to protect me. It requires you to bring about a whole lot
more humility, to love your, you know to exhibit poverty and your need before Allah subhanaw taala it requires from you that you bring about Kishore submissiveness that that you do you practice esteana that you seek almost without his help you bring about a robber, that hope in Allah you turn to Allah and that Lila that you are pleased and content with whatever that almost monotaro decrees and ultimately, it requires from you that you bring about the saline submission to Allah subhanaw taala is decree So, is Tiana is not only a form of draw, it is actually an act of worship, it is a weapon in defense, it is your strength with which you fight back with which you ward off any harm.
And this is why some also say that is the other is actually is shut off, right, it is actually a source of honor for you. Because you are getting to attach yourself with Allah subhanaw taala in the sense that you are reaching out to him, you are, you are calling upon him, you are begging him for his you know, safety and for his protection. So this, you know, it connects you with Allah subhanaw taala and what could be more honorable for a servant than to be connected with his Lord as origin. Now, in this there are though, when we are asking Allah subhanaw taala to protect us we're asking Allah subhanaw taala to protect us against evil that has already befallen and also evil that we
anticipate that we fear that it might come and harm us in the future. So when we say along with our Lupica or a lot I, we I asked you to protect me, this can be against a harm, a difficulty that we're currently experiencing, and also harm or difficulty that we fear might come about in the future. So is there other is your defense against,
against a it's basically a way of removing calamity that has already befallen you. And it's a way of protecting yourself from what might come and harm you in the future. So, hold on, we see there's so many places in which, you know, we're taught about different types of harm, and how we should turn to a loss of penalty data in order to protect us and save us from those harms. But specifically, I want to talk about the last two sutras of the Quran, the last two chapters of the Quran, which are pulled out the bill, bill Fennec and pulled out the bill of goodness. Now these two sutras they're called more or with attain, right? That means that they are sutras with which we seek protection
with a loss upon protection against what against every kind of evil and harm that we can imagine and beyond also
Any kind of evil whether it is major or minor, it is apparent or hidden, it is present or it it might come about in the future. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he encouraged us to recite these two suitors very, very frequently for our own protection. And these two solos soprano law, almost everybody knows them. But we become kind of lazy when it comes to the recitation of the students. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when the solos were revealed that Do you not know that last night, certain verses were revealed? The like, of which there is no precedence?
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Sorry. So we were talking about the two colors of the color and color with a bit of luck and pull out the openness. We see that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to one of the companions in our office that should I not tell you about the best way in which those who seek refuge seek refuge? Meaning the best way? Do you want to know the best way of protecting yourself? And of course, even opposite yes or messenger of Allah. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him about these two suitors. And we see that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam instructed that we recite them, after every Salah that we recite them in the morning, and in the evening, that we
recite them, especially at night. He said to urban Ahmed, that not a night shall pass on you, except that you must recite these two sewers. And we see that these two sutras they're really a protection against every form of evil and harm. We learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he would seek refuge against in different forms of evil. But when these two sutras were revealed on him, then he began reciting them, and he left other ways, which means that these two sutras are really the best way of protecting yourself. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would also recite these two songs before going to sleep and also for healing purposes when when whenever he
felt ill he used to recite them or we that he would blow over his he would basically cough his hands together, recite the soldiers blowing his hands and then rub his hands over his body every night and also when he was sick. So in these two solos, we see that we are seeking a loss of penalties refuge against evil. All right, are all the bit of big fella come in shadowy Maha lock? Right when shadowy evil in silicon NASS, we have been shuttling was worse from the evil after whisper. So remember, when it comes to evil, of course, we we believe that evil exists by Allah subhanaw taala his permission, it doesn't mean that Allah tala likes it. But he, he allows it because of different
reasons. And there's some wisdom behind it. But one thing we have to remember is that there is nothing that is purely evil, right? There is always something good attached to the harm or the evil that we witness or that we experience. And remember that the good always outweighs the evil. So, instead of the fella, we circle around
Bill, Bill follow us countdown is telling us say, Paul you say, rule I seek refuge bill and Bill Falak in the lord of infinite. Now alfalah is of course daybreak, right? Meaning the time when the morning enters, but I'll find out, some said that this is actually referring to the creation because follow literally is to split right to split open. And everything that comes into existence only comes into existence after some, you know, breaking some splitting. And sells Of course, reproduced by splitting, right?
So lump in follow up this is so
it's something that gives you so much courage that whatever you know, thing that I fear,
a muscle panel product is its rub, Allah tada is its owner, its master its creator. So anything that comes into being small or big, you know, a viral or not, whatever it is, Allah soprano tada has complete power over it. And I am seeking His protection, his protection against what men shettima hold up from the evil of that which He has created. Now, whatever that allows, puntata has created, it has given it but we see that in some things, there is also some harm. And one thing may be very beneficial for you know, one individual, and at the same time, it may be very, very harmful
for another so we don't know what harm lies in something for us. And this is why we asked the lowest penalty to protect us men szegedi mahalo. Then women surely lost, you can either walk up and from the evil of darkness, when it settles, you see darkness or at nighttime.
When when light enters darkness spreads, it's it's actually quite frightening to be in the dark. And this is something that we can really experience these days, that the unknown is actually quite frightening. We don't know what's going to happen. Two weeks from now, three weeks from now, a month from now,
a lot of people are afraid, you know for their
you know, for their work, or their children's education.
The unknown is very, very frightening.
It it's very frightening to not know what lies ahead, to not know what is hidden in the darkness. It is frightening to be in a situation where you're unable to protect yourself because you see at nighttime we sleep. And as we're sleeping we don't know what might come and harm us. So we have all of these fears. And it's very important to channel these fears in the right direction so that we get a last thought is help. So women shall be lost. You can either walk up women Charlene number 30 federal club and from the evil of the blowers in knots. And this is referring to to magic, right the magicians which will perform their magic with the help of shapen women children surely has it in
either hazard, and from the evil of an envier when he envies the evil of those who conspire against us in order to harm us. So we see that in this sort of we are
calling upon the last panel tada by saying, pull out all the little bill Falak I seek refuge in the Lord of the creation or the Lord of the daybreak we seek partners protection against all forms of evil when shadowy Maha lock. And then specifically three evils are mentioned the night The Magician's and the end beer. And if you think about it, when it comes to the night darkness, when it comes to the magic that magicians perform and the envy the jealousy that is hidden inside of a person. These are evils that are beyond our scope of ability, meaning we cannot do anything to stop the night, right? We don't know about those who are conspiring in secret to harm us, right or the or
the envy that is hiding in the heart of a person for us. So when we find ourselves so
unable to protect ourselves, and this is something that we truly experience now, you know, we we think twice before touching anything, right? We think that we get so afraid if we hear someone coughing, we get afraid when someone walks in from outside we keep reminding one another Go wash your hands, go change your clothes.
Because you need this this evil is really beyond our
So it's so important that we don't succumb to our fears in the state. But we gain strength and courage by reciting this law. The next sort of call are with a bit of Vanessa ness, we see that we're calling upon Allah subhanaw taala by saying, that I seek refuge in the lord of mankind, making mass the Sovereign of mankind, illa hiddenness, the God of mankind. So we are calling upon the last panel data three times, basically, right? We're calling upon him by his attributes, the attribute of his of being Rob, the fact that he alone, that He alone is the creator, his attribute of Melek that of milk that He alone is the owner has attribute of louia that He alone is worthy of worship. And
then we ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us from a certain evil. And I want you to think about this, this evil is what minchah little was, was a little harness from the evil of the retreating whisper,
meaning Chopin, because this was was his shape on what happens with this was was the one who who does less WESA is that chip on he goes away, but then he comes back again, he's on NES, right? So what we're calling upon the law through three of his attributes to protect us against one evil. Notice that in the previous surah, we call upon a lot once and we asked Allah to protect us against three different forms of evil. And
here we're asking a lot to protect us from one evil, which shows us how how dangerous this show is, you know, where we are afraid of the Coronavirus and of course, we should be it is something that can be deadly for many people. But at the same time, we need to remember that, you know, there's an enemy that is constantly trying to destroy us that is constantly trying to harm us and this enemy, but you know, he sees us we don't see it. So how often do I ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect me from this from this enemy? Because this enemy is such that led us with a few saluting as he whispers into the chests of people into the saloon of people. Why the trust because if you think about it,
the heart is inside the chest. And if something enters the chest, that means that the heart is fully immersed in it is enveloped by it. And that is what happens when champion whispers something into the heart and into the chest of a person that firstly goes right to the core and then he tries to drown us and,
you know, fully encompass us with what we fear. So what kind of what's what's that is it the SharePoint puts into the hearts of people, different kinds, and these days, especially when, when there's that list of, you know, that constant fear, that worry that that anxiety, which which leads us to a scarcity mindset that even if we have, you know, a lot of food sitting at home, we think it's not going to be enough. So we go on purchasing more and more food without care for other people. You know, this West was led to panic, it can lead to obsessive thoughts, it can lead to you know, bad assumption about a loss of primal partner, a lot of people are thinking well, we Muslims
are terrible, we have brought about Allah's punishment upon ourselves. And it's it's all over now, right, this kind of despair, this is also from shape one and this us was under the US was a few. So do the nurse is managing the DNS from among mankind from among the jinn and mankind. So there are the West West, the West was at the champion puts into the heart. And then there is also people who come and constantly talk about negative things, you know, not letting you focus on on what is important for you what you can do right now. So it is so important for us to fortify ourselves by reciting these two students in the morning, in the evening, after Salah before we go to sleep,
because shaitan is constantly behind us. And then we see that there this the danger of this disease is also very, very real. And there's truly no protection and no shelter except with Allah subhanaw taala now there's one more dog that I want to do in sha Allah which is from the Sunnah of so if you allow me I will do it or if you want to move to the next section, then in the QA, I can do this inshallah. So go ahead. I can do it right now. Yeah, go right ahead and shall we'll have
A short presentation before the q&a this would be perfect to kind of close off. Excellent. All right, so the door that I wanted to cover from the sun No,
I've actually I just posted this door a little while ago on on my instagram and facebook so if you want to see the text you can check over there or you can just google it also.
This is Allahumma inni are all the video blog come in so hopefully won't be more emphatic. I mean Roku Matic will be coming
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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he used to make this door in his witness.
And I shall de la Martin has said that once one night she noticed that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not there. And she reached out with her hand and she felt his feet he was in such them and he was reciting a draw. And it was this door that he was making. So we see that this door can be made in with in canoes, or in such that at the end of winter also.
In this video, we see that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was seeking refuge in some of those attributes from some of his other attributes. Right? Allahumma inni Beco a lot I asked you to protect me. I seek your refuge, bt aloka Mensa Holic
in your pleasure from your anger, meeting, Oh Allah, you save me with your approval from your disapproval. You'll be pleased with me, so that I am not a target of your wrath, on account of my job, my turning to you, you become pleased with me so that you are no longer angry with me that even when I am worthy of your wrath, because of what I have done, you still pardon me and you'll be pleased with me would be more are fatica men or robotic or Allah, I seek your forgiveness meaning you I seek your protection in your forgiveness against your punishment. Meaning, save me with your with your protection from your punishment. Pardon me, so that I am not a target of your punishment,
that because of my good deeds, you forgive me for my sins, and that even when I am worthy of your punishment, because of what I have done, I beg you for your forgiveness.
The fact is that sins certainly bring about a loss upon Tardos disapproval. This is something that is mentioned in the Quran multiple times. Last time I mentioned certain actions because of which he tells us that he he gets upset that he does not approve of those behaviors. Couple of a McClinton there in the law, it is great in hatred near a lot meaning this is something that I'm most proud of, I'm greatly greatly dislikes, it's something hateful to Allah subhanaw taala. So, there are things that are less putana likes and he approves off and there are other things that are lost Pantera does not like and he does not approve of. And if we were to honestly, you know, look at ourselves, we
would have to admit that we are guilty of sin. But of course, this guilt, this realization should not lead us towards despair.
It should lead us to turning back to Allah, Allah even though I am worthy of your support, even though I am worthy of your poobah, I beg you for your liver and for your more offer. And the fact is that you know, every day as as things are changing,
you know, there's that feeling of perhaps, I was ungrateful, perhaps I did not do my work. I did not worship a lot the way the way I should have been worshipping. Perhaps, you know, this is because of my own sins. Perhaps this is because of our sins, you know, collectively. You know, there's that sense of guilt, that that sense of remorse and of course, that feeling should be there. But at the same time with that, you know, feeling of remorse and guilt we must turn back to a law because difficulty in this life is not to torture us. It is not to put an end to us it is to wake us up. It is to make us better. It is to help us turn back to Allah subhanaw taala
To Cry before him, to ask Him for His forgiveness. And, and that is how ultimately, we protect ourselves. Because, you see, committing sin is like eating poison. When a person eats poison, then of course, it's going to affect their health, it's going to affect their lightning, they're going to die eventually. So, for our protection and safety, we must stay away from sins and the sins that we have already ingested, we must ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive us, right to protect us from from their harm from from the damage that we have inflicted on ourselves. So we'll be more alpha to come in robotic will be coming. That will a lot I asked you to protect me from you, meaning you save me
from you. This is emphasizing what is mentioned already, but it gives an added benefit. And that is absolute, though hate that, Oh Allah, I know that there is no shelter or protection or safety, except what you give and what you bestow. So this is why I ask you to protect me, there is no one at all who can protect me from you, who can save me from your breath. So when you fear a lot because of a sin, then run to him with tober right? So we have to remember that the tribulation that we're facing right now, yes, it is from Allah. But remember that the Help is also from Allah. relief is also from Allah and only Allah and this is why it is so important for us to turn to him. You see, if
your mother is upset with you, you can always turn to somebody else and ask them to, you know, go advocate for you to to talk on your behalf and apologize on your behalf etc. But when it comes to our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala if we have angered a lot, then there is no no place of safety except with a la
la or sleep center and our lake or Allah, I cannot praise you enough. I cannot glorify you enough. And until I come out at night and are not sick you are as you have praised and glorified yourself. You see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the most knowledgeable and the most devout of Allah servants. And he knew Allah and he worshipped Allah more than any other servant yet he said that I am not able to praise you as much as you deserve, that no matter what I do, I'm not able to, to, to to praise you enough, you deserve even more. Because your favors are countless, your perfection is unlimited. So I'm Tacoma ethnic to Atlanta. You see, especially when we're not able to
go to the masjid, right. There's that guilt that we didn't take advantage of when we could, when we're not able to go for or when we're not able to go to the house of Allah perhaps we have that feeling in our heart that maybe I didn't take advantage of going to Alan's house when I when I could. So the fact is that we have never been as grateful to Allah as much as he deserves. And we are guilty of in gratitude. So this is why it's so important for us to confess our inability before him that Yeah, Allah, no matter how much I praise you, and no matter how much I worship You, I know I can never do enough. You are as you glorify yourself, meaning you are perfect. As you you are
perfect. And the imperfection is actually in me, a llama in the original video block. I'm in Soho public, wabi Mara fatti camino Koba tick, we're becoming law center and our lake and to come out with Nathan and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam read the story in such the which is the place of closeness to Allah. He made this door in witness in the night, which is the time of closeness to Allah. So inshallah you also try to memorize this door and make it to seek almost cantatas protection, and his refuge in sha Allah. Joseph Hello, Hayden shall pass it on to her phages Akuma festa Honestly, I did not do justice to the topic of your session before you started. So how do I
know a lot of people were just asking about specific the eyes and you just took us far deeper than I had anticipated does akmola hair for that talk that was just mind blowing.
So before we jump into the q&a session, I know I see already a lot of you have submitted your questions for the q&a. This is your last chance to do so while we have a short presentation, which I do
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This is a very interesting time. Because when we go around the nation, and
you know, we make our appeals to help and assist those in need all over the world.
One of the, I guess one of the methods that I use is, you know, we always want to help somebody in a time of need, because we don't know when they we will be in that position. And
usually, when we're
usually when we're talking to those individuals are usually when we're talking to those individuals and those times of need. We're talking about war, we're talking about people dealing with
being uprooted from their homes, a lot of different situations that we are used to seeing, especially overseas. But the reality is, is now we're dealing with a new issue that we can't really there's no real solution for it in terms of, you know, human possible solution. So we start thinking, how can we assist? How can we help, and we get confused. And the real, the real issue is that
when we're in this situation, and the situation that we're in specifically, there's really nothing that we can do but ask a law for assistance. I'm sure if people knew that there was an island, or a land that was for sure to be protected from this virus, you would see people in drones trying to get to that piece of land or trying to get to that island in hopes that they won't be affected by this by by this pandemic. But the reality is, is that it exists. This is something that comes from a law and the sister spoke about it, the something that comes from a law and the only the only thing that can protect this from it is a law. So in a time of uncertainty,
especially now with things that are going on. I'm in Illinois right now in Chicago and they just they just let us know that they were going to be putting
basically nobody can leave their homes for the next two weeks. So whenever it comes from a laws, his decision, whatever we can do to help those individuals that are in those difficult positions we try to do because we know that helping is the only thing that will allow a lot to assist us in the future.
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So as I was saying, I mean, in regards to,
in regards to just the unknown and being uncertain, I think in times like this, we just depend on what we know a certain, and that what we know a certain as a last panel with Anna. And his, his plan is better than any plan that we know of. And we can sit here in question, or people could question Why this? or Why that? What's the situation? Why does this affect elders more than it affects the younger generations? Well, we can question everything, but at the end of the day, it's a loss choice, it's a loss plan. And a loss time is perfect, whether we know it now or not. So I encourage everybody. And another thing that a law reminds us prophesies remind us of is, it's not just the
idea of giving in times of ease, also, giving in times of hardship, is almost a better
opportunity and a better option, because people require it. We don't know how much we have in comparison to others. So we have to be able to stay take a step back, be realistic, understand our situation and give. And when I say give, I don't mean given the high numbers or whatever you can give, even if it's a low amount $5 $5 for this specific emergency, can give a family a hygiene kit that will last the week.
So that's something that could help with
making this spread, making sure people are taking care of themselves. So we don't spread this to more families and helping the community at large. I think the reality is, is that and the 1.9 million that was promised, the 1.9 million that was promised will be here in the US, inshallah, that will be more focused on here in the US, we are still doing our work all overseas, obviously, if places that were are interrupted will still try to figure out ways to to make sure those those funds go to those individuals, but the 1.9 million is focused here in the US inshallah, so if you can go and donate at any time, ir usa.org backslash ama, that would be very helpful, very beneficial, and
inshallah, Allah protects us from, from from this pandemic and a law protects our families. And Allah knows best what the situation is to come but we we believe in him and we we understand that his plan is the best of plans. And I'm like Zack Amala here for that brother I'm in male up you know, don't you and your family chifa and protect you from any calamity or disease I mean, so again, well I won't take too much of your time on this and we'll move on straight to the q&a, but do head over to ir usa.org slash
and someone sent me in the back and do donate inshallah as much as you can as as little or as much as you can inshallah fair because of course a lot of us the best thing that we can do for ourselves for the community at large is that stay at home and protect you know, and self isolate and pray to protect the vulnerable in our societies from becoming in contact with the disease, but we feel very helpless at home so please do take that opportunity if you're feeling helpless if you want to contribute to go to ir usa.org slash I'm looking so jumping right into it. We're going to hop to the q&a session now in sha Allah so we will quickly go and grab q&a I don't know why what I'm doing
wrong I think I hear in a bit of an echo perfect yes please with one you can you can stop does that come after? And we have set that back with us so we're gonna jump right in to the first question which is is read is reading is Karima for 12,120 5000 times collectively okay. A lot of sisters. I know are doing this as far as I know it is not sin.
So I can EMA is that Illa illa Anta Japonica in the consuming of barley, me, and certainly the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he encouraged us to recite this ayah
especially in difficulty, because whoever reads it in difficulty than the last panel title will, will bring him out of that difficulty just as unistar They said I was brought out of difficulty. However, the Prophet sallallahu did not specify a number.
Perhaps I don't remember the number that you mentioned. But if it was 1000 times, I mean, if you're able to say more than that, why limit yourself to 1000? Any when you're in difficulty, and yes, there
are certain common withdraws for which we have been told a certain number and we should,
you know, adhere to that number. But when a number has not been specified, then that means that we should call upon a less power with that draw as much as we can, and restricting it to a certain number, restricting it to a certain methodology a certain way that would be adding to the perfect tradition to the Prophet sallallahu already instead of left us with and that would be extremely disrespectful.
Perfect, it was the number was 125,000
Yeah, so, so why limit yourself to under 25,000 when you can do more inshallah. And so, the next question is, can you please go over the process of reading sewers again, also, I've heard, so a class is also included in protecting us, I'm assuming this is not too not true. So there's like the top three or so. So I spoke about the more with a team, which is the two sources of protection, which is called out with a bit of will fill up and come out with a bit openness. However, with sort of a class, they're called more or with that, right, and we see that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us to recite them or we that he, it was his way that he would recite them before
going to sleep, and also for Shiva. So you recycle a lot of color with a bit of luck and color with a bit of bananas, of three, or orange, just the last two, the benefit of recite includible, Allahu Ahad, with these two sources, of course, you are more closer to the center. But then also consider the reward of reciting class. It's equal to a third of the Quran. Also consider the fact that sort of close mentions that oh hate the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala. And it's so important for us to reaffirm our belief into hate. Right, as the brother mentioned, that in such a time of uncertainty, there's there is, you know, something that is or there is that being who is certain, right, we
believe in Allah soprano
that, that he knows about everything that's happening, everything is within his control. There's no harm no evil that comes except by his permission for a wisdom and a benefit that he has intended. And it can only be removed by him. So certainly recite sort of class sort of pseudo to follow, and sort of goodness inshallah perfect. So the next question is, this the account if I cannot pronounce the words correctly,
try to recite as correctly as possible, but just because you cannot get the perfect drying out with all of it's a no particular sefa, etc. It doesn't matter inshallah, as you know, Allah, tada knows what you're saying, you do your best to recite it as correctly as you possibly can, and show perfect. The next question is, how should we respond to people who say that nothing will happen to us unless Allah wills it to be? I always remind them that a law also says to be careful of the unknown, but how else can I respond? You see, the reason why we have been taught different laws of protection is because the, the harm is real, it's not imaginary, right, it is real. So, we have to
take the necessary precaution, as did the Prophet sallallahu. Earlier, he was setting them, right. where, you know, that person who had a certain disease, he came and he gave his pledge of allegiance to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him to, to go back to where he had come from, and to not be in Medina because there was that risk of, you know, that disease spreading and not just that, for that person to suffer from, you know, isolation etc. The remember the man who did not tie his camel, and he said that he was just trusting and unloved. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam told him to tie the camel and put his trust in Allah. So
remember that it is part of the work code to do what is within your capacity to protect yourself. It is, you know, we don't test Allah subhanaw taala. And if a person says that, well, I'll see what happens to me, you know, I've said this law, I'm not going to take any precaution. This is a way of testing a loss of power. And we are in no position to do that. So we do what we can with that is within our capacity, and we place our trust in Allah. Perfect. I'll take a couple more questions before we wrap up. So the next question is
How many times we recite the two threads that you mentioned? Do we do it once or three times.
So, before going to sleep three times each a sort of a class, sort of Alex volatile ness three times each, in the morning, and in the evening, also three times each.
So yeah, you can do perfect. And the last question is, how do I deal with stubborn structs can't talk to the stubborn cultural parents, who are not taking this virus seriously, and putting me at risk, considering I already have a disease, my parents just don't get it. And it's making me frustrated.
I think it's very important to sit down with them and have a very calm conversation.
It's quite possible that they don't understand. Because they have not read what you have read. They don't understand what you are feeling right now.
So it's, it's helpful to have a, you know, a good clear conversation. So I would encourage you to do that.
Don't don't just get frustrated, actually sit down with them, and talk to them. Okay, perfect. Actually, just because we have a minute left. And there's a question that was repeated by three different people. So just in the chat and in the q&a. So just touching on what if someone doesn't, is praying slothful with her, but they don't feel anything when they're making the law? Or just while they're praying, does that make that person a sinner? No, why sinner, you are doing your best, you are making dua to Allah. And
yes, you are supposed to have those feelings of love.
And you should ask Allah subhanaw taala to give you that feeling. But just because you don't have that feeling, it doesn't mean that you stop praying, or that you feel that you are sinful, or that you're a really bad person. And if, for instance, you know, you're trying to pray and you don't feel anything, you Your heart is just not in it.
You know, that that feeling of guilt may be there that this must be because I committed to such and such sin. Right. And at that time, start seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala. Right is the heart is you see, milk farm from the same root is actually for his youth for it for a helmet, which is worn for the purpose of protection. So our sins have consequences, and is the Fall is a shield against the consequences of those sins. And there is only a lesser penalty who can forgive since. So when you feel that, you know, I'm sinful, I'm a bad person. And you can justify that. And really, every individual can justify that, you know, they have committed sins or they're sinful. And the
fact is that we are sinful, right? caloocan Hold on, all of you make make a common sense. But it's necessary that we
move towards action from there. And that action would be that we seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala
does that Camilla Farah saw that for that deeply reflective session. And the answers to the q&a as well of course, it's been such a pleasure Honestly, this has been the closest I think as a session in terms of being able to actually experience your teaching in person. So that was a complete treat. We appreciate you taking the time to be a guest of the all clear series on faith essentials. inshallah, I'll let you exit here while we just quickly wrap up I know it's 501 so we'll be respectful of everyone's time inshallah. Until and hopefully you caught up with the Lego castle when it comes down the line well, very good. So while others just leaving if you have any other specific
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