Channel: Tim Humble
Series: Tim Humble - Power of Dhikr
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alone. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Welcome to another episode of the power of the we've talked about those four words that are the most beloved of speech to Allah. And we've given you a little bit of the understanding of the meanings and the virtues of them. Otherwise, there are books and volumes of books that are written about the virtues of them. And we've tried to emphasize the importance of sticking to the authentic sooner and to the Quran, in order for us to make sure that our deeds are accepted. Now we're going to talk about in sha Allah, the fifth of the words which is mentioned, the one which is mentioned in some narrations outside of the four along with the
four and that is a Howler, while quwata illa Billah.
And this really, for us is absolutely critical. And we just want to talk a little bit about the meaning of La hawla wala quwata illa Billah of the importance of saying La hawla wala quwata illa Billah again, we're moving from the theory into the practice in Sharla. So this is something that you should be saying a lot what is actually mean that hola What are quwata illa Billah you are affirming that mankind we can't achieve anything without Allah La Hola. There's no transition, no movement, no change. No, nothing is possible. We can't change good into bad we can't change bad into good. We can't move forward. We can't even you know breathe a breath we can't move even from one
place to another. There's no ability for US law Hola. There's no chance for us to change to for there to be any transition for there to be any movement while at work, and there is no mic no power, no authority in Lebanon except by Allah except with Allah subhanaw taala except that which is a Lost Planet Allah. So Allah azza wa jal, he is the one who is in control of this universe, and therefore he's the one that deserves to be worshipped. And La hawla wala quwata illa. Allah, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam mentioned about it. It is a treasure from the treasures of paradise. And it is something which brings comfort to the heart of the believer, because the believer, we find comfort
in this phrase, when we recognize that all of the things that happen to us they happen by Allah's Will subhanho wa Taala. And that's why in this episode, we're going to be talking a little bit about what we believe about God, what we believe about the decree of Allah azza wa jal, and why it's so important for us to affirm that other and that belief in God by saying that Hola, wala quwata illa Banda. And of course the hola wala quwata illa. Allah is a statement that we make, when we feel that we are stuck, when we see that things are not going as we had hoped for them to go. We affirm that this universe does not happen as a series of random events, but it is the power of Allah and the
change that is going to happen is only going to come from from Allah. So whatever good is going to happen to us is going to happen to us, because of Allah, whatever evil is going to befall us is going to befall us with the permission of Allah and only Allah can remove it, there is nothing that can remove it except Allah azza wa jal. So this is very important that we affirm this. And we say this at times when we feel things getting difficult for us, we feel that things are not going to plan. We feel that we are not coping with the situation or something has happened. That is difficult. We say Hola, hola, quwata illa and we don't say that Hola. Hola, who was a illa Billah in
We don't say it like that. But we say it in affirmation and with tranquility and getting that and reminding ourselves to get to reach that level where we are content with the color and the color of a loss of planet. So as for the color and the color of Allah azza wa jal then what we believe about this part of this cabal is we believe that a Lost Planet Allah knows everything. So Allah knows what has happened. Allah knows what will happen. Allah knows that if you turned left instead of right, going to work today, what would have happened if you did that Allah azza wa jal even knows the impossible. He knows those things which are impossible because Allah tells us in the Quran, if there
were gods besides Allah, there would be corruption in the earth and they would fight against each other and seek to overcome one another. So Allah even knows the impossible. Our laws knowledge is infinite and all encompassing
Until I owe the next step after that is to understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala has commanded for everything to be written down. Allah commanded the pen to write the pen said, What shall I write a lie? So Jenna said, write everything that will happen till the Day of Judgment.
Now, just because the last pantalla has written in don't think that this has already happened, I mean, it's happening now. That's what's that's what's happening right now. But Allah subhanaw taala has written down what will happen, and you shouldn't think of this as meaning that you have no free will or that you have no ability to sort of do anything and that you're just a puppet, you know, moving your hands because Allah tells you to do so. No, you have decisions that you make. But Allah azza wa jal knows what your decision will end up in. Allah knows what the outcome of it will be. And that doesn't make it few times, because you still have to do it. And we're going to come to this in
a moment. It's not futile. It's something that's extremely important for In fact, it's your agenda and your Hellfire is dependent or is is conditional upon the actions that you do. Because those actions they are means to earn the mercy of Allah, and the mercy of Allah to show that he blesses and he gives without, even if it's not deserved, he gives it to us. So upon a lot, it gives it to those who believe in those who do good deeds. So you need to act you need to do good deeds, but your good deeds will not escape the knowledge of Allah, nor will you do a good deed that is not written in the law held forth, that is not written down in the preserved tablet. The third thing or the
third stage, the third step that we have to understand is that everything happens by our laws will and we need to distinguish here between what Allah loves and what Allah allows to happen. As for what Allah azza wa jal loves to happen a lot only loves for good to happen. Allah doesn't love for evil to happen. Allah azza wa jal only loves for good to happen for something positive to happen. That's what a lot so Joel wants to happen. Allah wants you to believe Allah doesn't want you to disbelieve. Allah wants you to obey Him, He doesn't want you to disobey Him. That's what Allah loves to happen. But Allah azza wa jal allows evil to happen for a wisdom that is with him subhanho wa
Taala, we may recognize some of that wisdom, we may not recognize other parts of that wisdom. So for example, our last panel to Allah does not create pure evil, Allah, every single thing that Allah allows to happen that is evil a lie. So he allows it to happen for a wisdom that remains with him. subhanho wa Taala. And this wisdom, we may recognize some of it, we may not recognize some of it and even look at him Rahim Allah gives a beautiful example. He gives the example of a child who is about to have their leg amputated. So imagine there is a child who is going to have a limb amputated, and the doctor wants to amputate the limb of the child. Because the doctor knows that that's going to
save the child's life. The child doesn't understand as much as the doctor does. So the child thinks that it's a bad thing. The doctor, that nasty doctor came and he took off my leg. And now I can't walk without the help of a limb or without the help of a stick or a chair. That was what the doctor did. Because the child doesn't understand. But the doctor understands that that necessary evil that happened was necessary in order for certain things to happen. And even though Khayyam Rahim Allah at the beginning of one of his books, he mentions page upon page upon page of the reasons why there is good in what Allah decrees that is to us necessarily, that we see as being evil. For example, in the
creation of a police, there is a blessing in the fact that Adam was taken out of gender there is a blessing in the fact that we make we do sins, and we then repent to Allah there is a blessing. This is how we've come to know our Lord, we only know our Lord, through the fact that there is good and evil that exists. So Allah everything Allah so gel only loves good, but Allah allows both good and evil to happen. And to illustrate this, let us give four examples to illustrate this in a simple way that everyone will understand the man of Abu Bakr Siddiq,
the faith of Abu Bakar This is something that Allah loved to happen, and something that Allah willed to happen. Let us look at the man of Abu jihad. This is something that allow love to happen, but he didn't will for it to happen. So it didn't happen in this universe, something that Allah azza wa jal love to happen, but for a wisdom that remains with Allah subhanaw taala he did not decree for it to happen he did not allow it to happen. Let us look at the cover of Abu Gen. This was something that Allah did not love to happen, but Allah allowed to happen for a wisdom from him. And let us finally look at the example of the cover of electricity. This is something that allies which did not will to
happen, and he did not love to happen. So there are things that our life soldier loves to happen. And there are things that our lives are gel wills to happen. And Allah only loves for good and Eman and faith and people to do good deeds, but Allah allows
bad deeds to happen for wisdom that remains with him subpanel to Allah, and none of the evil that exists on this world exists without a purpose or without a reason. The fourth stage is the belief that I lost a parent to Allah has created us and created our actions. Now Allah creates things in two ways. Allah creates things subpanel which either directly like he created Adam with his own hands, and Allah creates things by means of his creation. So Allah subhanaw taala created you and me by a biological process that happened between our mother and father. That's how Allah brought us into existence, we still the creation of Allah, we're not the creation of our mom and dad, with the
creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But Allah created us through a biological process, whereas Adam was not created through a biological process, he did not descend from an animal as the as the Darwinists say, this is a lie against Allah subhanaw taala. And they say that which they have no knowledge of, instead, Adam was created by Allah azza wa jal, without this process, this normal biological process that happens between human beings. Likewise aisyah was created, in in likeness, the creation of Adam, Allah, Allah spawn tada said, Be to him Be and he was without a biological process between mother and father. So Allah creates things directly and Allah create things
indirectly. And there can't be a creator other than Allah. So our actions are part of the creation of Allah, we didn't create them. Because if we created them, then we would be a god besides Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is not something that we can accept so that our actions are created, but they are created through us by means of us having said that, our actions belong to us alone. And that's why we're not saying that when we speak that a law speaks, it's you that speaking it's needed speaking, when we sit, it's not a law that sitting it's you that sitting and leave it sitting, but that Allah is the one who brings this about bring who creates this action, because there is no
creator besides Allah azza wa jal, he is the only creator he is alcoholic, the creator. So once we understand Allah knows everything, and Allah subhanaw taala has written everything and the last part of Allah wills everything to come into being and nothing can come into being without the will of Allah and that allows the creator of us and our actions then we understand what is required from us in terms of our belief in Patil and the hola La quwata illa Billah this affirms and likewise the statement or de la who wanna share a file or other law he will Masha FL to narrations either use a casa de la by making the doll stronger by doubling the dial Casa de la who wanna share a file or you
say cada la he will Masha file the decree of Allah and he does whatever he wants, and the how La quwata illa Billah is a treasure from the treasures of paradise. So it gives you relaxation to know that these things happen by the decree of Allah subhanaw taala you have a will, but your will is subservient to the will of Allah. Limon Shah, I mean come as Turkey and for those of you who wish to be straight upon the religion, so you have a wish you haven't you have an aim, you have a will, your will is to be straight upon the religion. One myrtaceae owner in your shirt, Allahu Akbar, Al amin, and you will not be able to do that thing unless Allah subhanaw taala wills The Lord of the
universe. So if we look at our actions in our daily lives, you might say today I'm going to memorize a juice of the Quran. Today I'm going to memorize half of a juice today I'm going to memorize 10 pages, five pages, four pages, two pages half a page, but you will not be able to do it unless Alon soldier wills and guidance and misguidance are in the hands of Allah subhanaw taala He guides whoever he wills out of wisdom and justice and he misguides whoever he wills, soprano to Allah out of wisdom and justice. So his guidance is a near and affordable from Allah. It is a blessing and a bounty from Allah and His misguidance is Adam and hikma. It is a form of wisdom and a form of
justice. So there is justice and wisdom. And there is a blessing and a virtue from the last part of it in our guidance. And of course justice and wisdom in those who are law chooses to misguide and the simple sort of example of this is the statement of a lost pirate either what a ruler do the man who and who are in the homeland has a boon, the people of the Hellfire in the hellfire. If they were to return back to what they were given another chance, they would go back to the same thing that they were doing and they are indeed themselves the light source upon Allah we see in this that Allah is so gentle in his guidance and misguidance is just so this statement of La hawla wala quwata illa
Billah It begins with acceptance. It moves up to a level where you become patient. And finally, you aim to be able to be content to be happy to be pleased with the power of Allah and to know that Allah will not choose anything for you. That is
Good and the way that you get this contentment and you start to feel good about yourself and good about the things that happened to you, is you get used to c'est la hawla wala quwata illa Billah that's all we have time for in this episode in sha Allah please do join us for the next episode of the power of Vicar was Salam aleikum? wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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