Channel: Tawfique Chowdhury
Do You Sometimes Feel Disconnected from Allah?
I don't want anyone to walk out of here, except to make a firm resolve and it's hot. To also come back to Allah azza wa jal, just like the prophets, Islam came back to Allah zildjian hands up brothers and sisters, those who either feel right now or have once in their lifetime, or at some time in their life, felt like Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't like them.
Or Allah so far away, hands up, show me your hands. People who feel like they're so far away from Allah. Right? I know, all of us feel the same way. All of us have some time or the other. Felt like Allah subhanaw taala so far away from us. Like he's forgotten us. Like he doesn't like us. How can we pursue the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala when we feel we're so far away from Allah subhanho wa Taala Let me tell you, how have you ever read the seal of the surah in the Quran? What the How?
The greatest, the greatest
antidote to depression. The greatest way to feel good in your heart, is to read the surah of Doha because it is the most amazing surah in the Quran, that tells you to be positive and to feel good about Allah azza wa jal Shall I tell you the meaning of Doha, in a way that perhaps you have not heard before
Surah Taha was revealed at a time when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not receive the revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala for six months. For six months, the prophet system did not receive any revelation from Allah gibreel didn't come down, he didn't see a dream.
You know, there was a time when I used to see a lot of good dreams.
And then these days when I'm busy with my submission, I'm so tired. My brain is so tired. I actually don't see dreams. Sometimes I don't feel like my soul or my body is actually making an impact on my heart and on my life. So I feel quite disconnected from Allah azza wa jal. Do you get that feeling sometimes guys, brothers sisters, yes. Sometimes you feel like it's not affecting me that Allah is not responding to me. He's not talking to me. I don't see good dreams anymore. I don't get the shiver down my spine anymore. I'm not feeling the pleasure anymore. What's going on? In the same way for six months, the profitsystem did not receive any revelation from gibreel coming down all the way
to a dream or nothing at all for six months. And so the prophecy was seldom thought that Allah subhanho wa Taala hates him. He thought Allah subhanho wa Taala does not want him as a Navy anymore.
So all these thoughts are coming in his mind.
Isn't that right? When we start thinking the same? Some of us are thinking oh my god, Allah must hate me. Look at my life, Allah must really not want me. Look at the situations my circumstances. I must be a wretched, downtrodden human being. Allah doesn't care anything at all. doesn't even care about my dog. Sometimes these thoughts come to your mind. This is how the prophets ism was when the surah was revealed. So what did Allah say? Allah said, What?
by the sun, and the morning in its blazing glory. What?
So first thing that you tell someone who's depressed, wake up, see the sunlight. It's not all Doomsday. It's not all doom and gloom. is a beautiful sun out there beautiful light was
one lady either sagia and by the night as it envelops. The second problem with people who are depressed is the stay up the nights they go to sleep in the morning the sleep stay up at nights. So everything is Do me and gloomy. They have a bad sleep wake pattern. well lately either as a job and the by the night as it gives comfort.
Ma dakara bukoba mahana Allah does not hate you or Muhammad. Allah doesn't hate us. Allah doesn't hate you Mohammed nor has he forgotten you. In the same way. Your Abdullah amatola Allah doesn't hate you. And Allah has not forgotten you. Ma kerabu kawamata
Allah kameena Lula, and indeed the hereafter will be far better for you. Then this dunya what is coming is going to be far better for you than what situation you're in now. Well,
Amina Walla, Walla, Sofia, Utica, rabuka, Fatah. And very soon, Allah will give you a massive reward and he will make you happy very soon or muslimeen. Allah will give us jedna inshallah, and make us happy. Very soon Allah will give us a victory from all of this and make us happy very soon.
Hola sofa cuca Allah has promised this and I'm sure it'll be very soon. Very soon we'll go to Japan
Isn't this the most beautiful thing to say to a person who feels bad in his heart? Then Allah gives him reasons to believe this What does he say
jitka team and for our he gives people reasoning so that you believe this, he says Alameda k team and they do not find you an orphan and look after you. Ask yourself once you very sick sometimes once your little boy and looked after you when you were little girl, no one to care for you. And Allah looked after you. I love you. Even for our
grandfather. I will find him misguided if we guide you.
What we misguided brothers and sisters before we became practicing, I know I never used to pray myself. I never knew about my Deen didn't Allah find me misguided and guide me? In the same way once you misguided in Allah guide you?
Didn't Allah subhanho wa Taala find you poor in need of wealth and didn't Allah give you wealth? How many of us came to Australia we never had any money? How many of us but Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala had mercy on us pity on us and He made us wealthy. How many of us Allah subhanho wa Taala looked after us, when by law families still are struggling back home.
gonna say Allah gives more and more reasoning to the solar system and to us, reminding us again and again, why you should believe everything else that Allah has said, his promises that will come true. So to the depressed person, this is the best way to reason by telling him about the past, and giving him reason to believe that last promises will come true just like it did in the past.
Then Allah gives the antidote to depression. Do you know what it is? The depressed person is more concerned about himself. But the best way to remove depression and this feeling of being disconnected with Allah is to remember those people who are far far in more difficulty than you for Amalia Thema Allah.
Allah continues and says, and so the orphan Do not be hard on him. Well, I must say Illa, flatten her and the one who asks you do not say no to him. So Allah tells us remember two types of people. The first is an orphan. The number two is a beggar. Remember the orphans they have no one to look after you have parents to look after you. You have family to look after you somewhere to go home. The orphans have nobody.
Messiah in the beggar. He has no food. He's asking you for food. He goes to sleep hungry every day. I'm not giving you food. How many of us has ever gone to sleep hungry? Subhan Allah. So Allah tells us the antidote, which is to look at people below us for amellia tema de La takamasa illa. Allah Cunha and then the final way to remove this feeling of being disconnected from Allah Do you know what, what aam be near and Matthew Rebecca had this
and the Blessings of your Lord enumerate? Talk about the blessings of Allah Alhamdulillah for my eyes Alhamdulillah for my hands Alhamdulillah my mouth hamdulillah from my heart, if Allah didn't love us, why is he still keeping us alive? If Allah didn't like us, why is he giving us sustenance for every minute that we alive? If Allah didn't love us, why are we here today, sharing this knowledge increasing in wisdom and love of Allah azza wa jal, my brothers my sister in Islam next time you feel disconnected, read Surah Taha and by Allah you will feel the same love that the prophets of Salaam received from Allah azza wa jal that Allah subhanho wa Taala will have a surety
bless him and have a surety bless us inshallah. Very soon, very soon, unless promise will come true.