In Times of Strife & Struggles

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We begin as always, by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala. We praise Him, we seek his help, and we ask for his forgiveness. Whoever Allah Subhana Allah guides, there is nobody that can misguide him.

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And whoever Allah subhanho wa Taala misguides there is nobody that can guide him.

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And I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah subhanho wa Taala, alone and with no partner.

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And I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and his final messenger, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and upon his family and upon his companions, and upon all of those people who follow them until the last day.

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In this lecture, this part of this conference, the brothers have asked me to speak specifically about times of strife and struggle. And just like the brother laid down some house rules, before he started regarding the sort of the, the administration and sort of the attendance of the conference, I want to lay down some house rules. But my rules have nothing to do with where you park your car, or, you know, your mobile phones being switched off. But they are to do with the topic at hand and they are very, very serious. Because this is a very serious topic. We are going to be talking about some of the current events in the world. Some issues which are very politically sensitive. I'm going

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to say some things which I cannot, or I certainly feel are likely to stir emotions, both in our Muslim and our non Muslim audiences. And so I'm going to set down a few house rules, but my rules are not going to be based from my experience or my opinion, but a couple of a couple of is from the book of Allah azza wa jal, which are going to lay down the framework for how we're going to continue for the next 14 minutes, be it Neela hits about a katana.

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The first is the statement of Allah subhanaw taala. What or whom, rune mina amny I will have you either Ruby,

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while I will do who soon will either only remain homeless lady and is tembi tuna whom in whom, while I will follow LA Metro, back to shaytaan calida.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala sets down a rule for us today when we're talking about this kind of topic. He says about the Mona Lisa clean

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when it comes to them a matter of general public importance.

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A matter to do with the General Affairs of the Muslims and M will health, safety and security peace in the world and fear. When it comes to things that are general matters of huge global affairs. What do they do at Ruby, they spread it around they chat amongst themselves, every single person has an opinion to say, everyone has something to say you know what actually I think about this particular person or this particular ruler or this particular individual or this particular country.

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And this is the characteristics of the Mona I feel keen that they leave these issues and they spread them amongst themselves. And they make them matters that they discuss over themselves. Maybe you know, the brothers are sad

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And they're drinking tea. And they're talking about things which are huge global matters, massive cultural, huge, globally significant affairs, and they are simply talking about them without fearing Allah subhanaw taala without being careful about what they're saying. And so it becomes simply spread around amongst the people, rumors, things that aren't true things spread about this person and that person in this country in that country and this individual, and that individual.

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And Allah subhanaw taala says, and he gives us the rule here.

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And if only they returned it back to the messenger, and to all and to all ama, who are all amor, they are the rulers, and they are the scholars.

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They returned it back to the rulers and the scholars, those in authority amongst them, then those people who knew how to interpret this situation, they would be able to extract the right way, the right ruling the right method, the right path.

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And if it was not for the virtue of Allah and the mercy of Allah, you would have followed the shape on except for a few.

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And so Allah subhanaw taala tells us that when we start as individuals discussing these issues of massive global importance, without any knowledge, without any understanding without any hikma full of emotion, yeah, I think we should do this and this and this emotion talks, no knowledge, then what is this Allah subhanaw taala describes this in this ayah as following the shaytan.

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So it's very, very important. Our first rule is we are going to be very careful about what we say.

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And we're not going to let emotion drivers I'm not going to talk and say something about a particular country or a particular individual because I think it's going to make you guys happy.

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But because it is the truth be it Nila heater Allah. So this is our first rule. And our second rule is from another ayah in the book of Allah as the origin when Allah Subhana Allah says, Yeah, you Hallelujah. Amen. And I've talked before when Allah subhanaw taala says, Yeah, you know, what is this, this is something that your ears should pick up. Allah subhanaw taala is calling you, every single one of you or you who believe either to command you to do something or to forbid you from doing something in Java or confessio can be never in fetta, Bejarano

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and in another rewire another method or another way of reading the Quran, fantastic battle.

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Or you who believe if a disobedient person comes to you with some information, make sure of it before what before you harm people. With ignorance out of ignorance, you harm the people you accuse somebody who was good at being bad or somebody who is bad at being good.

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And then you become regretful over what you did.

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So when we hear things and Allah subhanaw taala is talking about the individual who we know is disobedient. And included in this are those people who don't know their obedience from their disobedience. Because these people they could be from the fasciae clean and they could be from another group of people they could be from the disobedient to Allah and they could be from another group. So Allah subhanaw taala commands you. If someone comes to you who you do not know the reliability of what they are saying, You have not made sure fetter, Bejarano or fatter step by to make sure of it. Make certain of it. Check out the information before you go and repeat it to full

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on and full on before you become like them on air 15 spreading the rumors amongst the people.

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How many times did this happen in the theater of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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rumors were spread without checking first and Allah Subhana Allah commanded you to check first. So these are my two rules regarding this topic. Whenever we talk about matters, global affairs, huge matters of public importance matters on which people's lives rest.

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matters of huge importance to the oma of Islam. Two things first of all, we return it back to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and to the major scholars of Islam and those people who are law has entrusted with this matter of their affairs that concerned them. And secondly, we do not repeat rumors and hearsay without first confirming where this information has come from.

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And inshallah This is enough of a benefit for you from this talk today. And if you follow this prophetic methodology when it comes to matters of global importance in sha Allah hota Allah you will not

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Find anything that will harm you and you will find that you are saved from so many trials and tribulations by this returning back to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, take the heat out of it, take the emotion out of it, return it back to the major scholars of Islam, those people who are loss of Hannah what Allah has entrusted with this,

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entrusted with the guarding of the oma from the with these matters of global importance and strife and struggle. And you don't repeat a rumor until you are certain of it and be eaten in later either these are the keys to surviving in these times of strife and struggle.

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Now on to the main point of the topic. Yeah, if one Allah subhanaw taala has told us that we will be tried in this life.

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Allah subhanaw taala has told us in ayah, after Ayah Lena Bella Who are you whom?

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Allah subhanaw taala wishes to try you which of you are going to be best Indeed, Allah Subhana Allah created life and death to try you which of you are best indeed.

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Allah Subhana Allah says the hassy vanness and Utah konnyaku Amana wa homelife 10 on to the people think that they will be left to say we believe and they will not be tried.

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This is like a rhetorical question, you will be tried in this life. This life is a life of trial and struggle and hardship. And the first key is knowing that you will be tried, wherever you run left or right, whichever country you live in whichever situation you find yourself in, you will be tried because that is why Allah Subhana Allah created life and death to try you which of you is best indeed.

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So you will be tried.

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And there are many, many types of trial What does Allah subhanaw taala describe some of these types of trials and tribulations while another Lewin whom be Shay in green, Bay in mineral health, while Judah Wanaka c mineral and Wiley while m fusi. West, Mr. Art,

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Allah subhanaw taala talks about trying as our trials vishay in mental health, a degree of fear.

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Look at some of the countries around the world. We're going to talk a little bit about Syria about Burma. Something of fear, the fear, you fear for your lives, you fear for your livelihoods, you fear for yourselves, you fear for your families, something of fear, while you were while you were something of hunger, one acts similarly while emphysema, Murat and Allah will try you by reducing your wealth trying you with poverty and trying you with death that some people will die either people close to you or the people themselves and a loss of fruits a loss of your business or loss of your livelihood a loss of your crops, while Bashir is soybean and give glad tidings to those who are

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patient and Latina either our saw that Tomasi batroun kalu in LA he was in LA he Raji those people who if they are struck by a calamity they say indeed to Allah we belong and to Allah We will return

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Ooh la la him solo to me, Rob be him or what will?

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Those are the people who have the Salawat of Allah

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blessings from Allah safety from Allah security from Allah, they are saved by Allah

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and Allah as mercy descends upon them, and they are those who are guided.

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And we'll come back to this when we come to talk about how we survive these trials.

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We talked about these trials being trialed in your life in your wealth, being tried by fear fearing for yourselves fearing for your lives fearing for your family, but this is not the only kind of trial

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because somebody may say Alhamdulillah I am not being tried. No, no, you have to you are being tried, but you are being tried with something different.

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Today we're going to talk about some of the the masarap some of the terrible calamities that have descended upon this oma but there are other types of trial as well. What does Allah subhanaw taala say, whenever, whenever you

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will highly fitna.

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Allah says we test them with evil and with good as a trial.

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So Allah subhanaw taala does not always test you by taking away your livelihood. And by making you poor and by making you sick and by making you fearful for yourselves and your families. There are times when a loss or panic attack

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attests you with good, he tests you with wealth. He tests you with safety with security to see how you will act.

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To see how you will actually nonvoter

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case examine to see how are you going to act? How is it you What are you going to do? Allah has given you wealth, Allah has given you safety Allah has given you happiness, Allah has given you

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food instead of farming. All of these things are lies given to one person over the other. And this is a test and a trial. And it is as much of a test and a trial as poverty. wealth, what are you going to do with it health? What are you going to do with it? You sit here in a Masjid with the funds going, and the AC and all of the rest and you feel comfortable, and you feel safe, when there are Muslim brothers and sisters around the world who do not know whether they are going to live until the end of this lecture. And they fear for themselves. And will law he both of you are being tried.

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It is not only them that are being tried, both of you are being tried, what are you going to do with what our last panel to Allah has given you.

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And there's no doubt that being tried with evil is harder. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala mentions it first in the ayah be shallow or higher. Allah subhanaw taala tests you with evil and with good

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because it is a huge test. When you fear for your life when you fear for your health when you fear for your wealth when you fear that you will not live until the end of the day.

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But don't think that because you have safety and security and wealth and happiness that you are not being tried, you are being tried. And that's an very, very important point to mention. And so that brings us nicely into the first sort of method of surviving these trials are one of the first keys to surviving these trials and tribulations and times of strife and struggle, which is a civil war sure that you are patient and you are thankful. So when Allah subhanaw taala tries you with evil. When Allah subhanaw taala tries you with a fear for your life.

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You are patient and Allah, Allah rewards you for that and gives you guidance and delivers you from this trial that he puts you in.

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And when you are tried with good with wealth and happiness and safety and security, then Allah subhanaw taala requires you to thank him to show your gratitude to Allah azza wa jal for what he has given you when you do not deserve it. Not one of you in this room, not me and not us. None of us deserve to be guided by Allah. None of us deserve to have what Allah has given us. It is more than we deserve. Allah Subhana Allah tells us about this in the Quran. When I came to La Habra, la como a man was a Anna houfy kulu become what camera hi la cuckoo flower alpha suka alessian Ola ecohome humo. Rashi don't follow the land mean Allah He won the AMA. Allah has made faith beloved to you.

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And he's made it beautiful in your hearts. And he has made you hate disbelief and disobedience in defiance of Allah. Those people are those who are rightly guided as a blessing and a favor from Allah subhanaw taala none of you deserve it, not me, not you.

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It's a blessing and a favor from Allah subhanaw taala. So you need to ask yourself, what are you doing to thank Allah subhanaw taala for what he has given you. And no matter how bad your situation and will lead there are some brothers in this room. And some sisters in the sister section who I believe Allah subhanaw taala is trying them with the hardship and difficulty,

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but will lie he their hardship is nothing compared to the hardship of some of the people in this world today and their hardship is nothing in comparison to some of the hardship that has come before.

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Look, if you want to look at the hardship and the trials and the tribulations that came before, look at the hardship of the prophets.

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Let's start looking through the hardship of the prophets look at profit Yaqoob. Allah His salon.

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If you think the situation is bad for an individual today, look at the situation of yaku he lost his son us. He doesn't know whether he's alive or dead. his youngest or he the youngest son, Benjamin, again is taken enslaved. His eldest son again has gone and is residing in the land has sort of restricted himself to the land. He's gone blind, because of the sheer sadness and grief that he is suffering. What kind of grief must it be to make somebody blind from the sheer weight of the sadness and the grief that he was suffering and in this time of grief and

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This time of sadness and this time of trial and tribulation. What was the divine inspiration the guidance that our last product Allah gave him? What guidance has the last one that I left for the Muslims who are suffering in a way that is similar to how he was suffering? What did he say?

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What did he say? Moscow in Moscow best fever Hosni Illallah I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allah subhanho wa Taala. It only increased him in Eman it only increased him in neediness to Allah subhanaw taala.

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Look at the Prophet I you when he was struck by the kind of sickness that made the people flee from around him. When he lost his family when he lost everything around him. He was left with nothing.

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Again, he calls upon Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And the messonnier were under our hammer Rahim in I have been touched by affliction and you are the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.

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Look at the situation of Prophet Yunus. Ali Salam. When he is thrown out of the ship into the depths of the sea at night he is left for dead drowning in the sea. And then on top of that he is eaten by the fish.

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And he resides in its stomach rotting away to the point where his skin is melting off.

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And what does he call upon Allah? La ilaha illa Anta subhanak in Nico intermino vilely mean, there is no god worthy of worship except you. Oh Allah Glory to you. Indeed I was from those who were oppressive.

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power law shows you the kind of trials that the prophets endured. And even these trials are insignificant in comparison to the trials that were suffered by our messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Why do I say that because Allah subhanaw taala tries the person according to the level of their Eman so those who have tried the most with the prophets.

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We know about the sickness of our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about the heat of his fever. And when one of the companions came and felt the heat of his fever that would have killed an ordinary person. And he asked him and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that those who are tried the most

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people, Allah tries to people according to the level of their Eman and those who are tried the most of the prophets, and then afterwards after them, and then those after them.

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So you will be tried, but look at how they responded. And now look at the response of many of the Muslims today. Keep that in your mind. We're going to talk about it, keep it in your mind. Think about what some of the Muslims do today, after the catastrophes the Messiah in Palestine, the Messiah in Syria, the catastrophes and the calamities that have happened around the Muslim world, in Burma, and in many other places and Afghanistan and all and Iraq and all the other places, and see how the Muslims acted, and then compare it to the calamities that happened to the Prophet alayhi wa Salatu was Salam and to our Prophet Mohammed salatu wa salam, o la and then see the difference

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between the two. See, how do we respond? How do we respond when we are watching them suffer? How did they respond when they are suffering and compare that to the response of the prophets? aleikum wa Salatu was Salam.

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Look at the Battle of battle, the Battle of or hurt the trial Have a

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look at how Allah subhanaw taala describes the trial of Allah in the Quran.

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He describes that all of the people came together that people said to the Sahaba in the nurse, the people have come together to destroy you.

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Sophia them but he only increased them in a man

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said this is what a last part Allah has promised us and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So when you are afflicted by a trial, and when you see other people being afflicted by a trial, this is the promise of Allah subhanaw taala in the Quran, that he will try you

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is promised Allah subhanaw taala has promised in the Quran. So it should be a reason for your Eman to increase that you say this is what Allah and His Messenger have improved have promised us and we're going to talk about how we can achieve that be eaten in light of Allah wa Taala. And this is the next part of the talk. How do we survive? If you could send a message to the individuals who are suffering so badly? Or if you yourself have been tried? And as I said, all of us have been tried in one way or another? How do you survive this trial? How do you make it to the next day if Allah subhanaw taala gives you life? How do you make it to the next day? The first thing remember your

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purpose in life?

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Remember you have been created for a purpose.

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And that purpose is not affected by trials and tribulations be in the light of Allah.

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Why have you been created? Allah subhanaw taala mentions two reasons. In the Quran.

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Allah subhanaw taala created mankind, Lita Alamo.

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Allah subhanaw taala says that Allah is the one who created the seven heavens and from the earth Miss from the earth, that which is like them,

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controls the affairs within them. So that you may know

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that Allah is Able to do all things, and so on and so forth. So that you may know and then Allah subhanaw taala says in the famous Iowa mahalo colgin novel in allele Abu that I have not created the men and the gene the gene and the men except to worship me alone. So Allah subhanaw taala has created you for what for our aid. This is a description of towhead so that you know Allah Subhana Allah Allah tala mu, so that you know who is your Lord?

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When these trials descend, you know who your Lord is? Imagine the situation of the disbeliever What is he going to do? Imagine the situation of a disbeliever in Syria today, a non Muslim who is being tried and tortured, what is he going to do? Who is he going to turn to?

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You know, that Allah subhanaw taala is your Lord and then you worship Allah subhanaw taala upon that knowledge, Lita, Allah muhuali taboo, that you know, who Allah subhanaw taala is, and that you worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is why you are being created, have a higher inspiration and aspiration, have aspirations that are higher than simply surviving until the next day, you have been created to know your Lord and to worship Him alone. Based on that knowledge. This is why you have been created, so fulfill your purpose in life. Allah subhanaw taala tries you with health, with wells with whatever it is with fear with safety problems in in your country problems in your family,

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worrying about your relatives, worrying about your loved ones, not knowing whether they're alive or dead. Loss of panatela has created you for a higher purpose, that you know who Allah subhanaw taala isn't that you worship Him. And that doesn't mean that you don't grieve. And it doesn't mean that you're not sad. And it doesn't mean that you're not worried. But it means that your higher purpose is always there. Throughout these trials throughout this life of struggle, this time of strife. You know who your Lord is, and you worship Him, and will live you die upon that you die upon all good.

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And if you die upon anything else, you die upon every kind of evil. And it doesn't matter whether you are lying in a ditch in Syria, or whether you are asleep in your comfortable bed. If you die knowing who your Lord is, and worshiping Him alone, you die upon all good.

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And if you die upon anything else, then even if you die in the most luxurious palace, you have died upon evil. And if you die knowing who your Lord is, and worshipping Him alone and following the messenger of Allah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, then it doesn't matter if you die in a ditch in Syria, because you have died upon all good. There is no good after this. There is no hierarchy comes after this. You know who your Lord is? And you worship Him alone. And you do those things which that necessitates like following the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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How many times do we hear in the dua in Ramadan that just passed and the Imam says, or La La terjadi dunya acapella homina don't make the dunya our main importance the thing which keeps us busy all the time. Don't make the dunya The only thing that we think about

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what did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam say to the family of Yasser

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sobre la is the patient or family of Yasser I can do nothing for you. I can't take that stone that's burning you away. I can't take you away from being tortured. Be patient, because your final destination is Jenna.

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This is what we say to the believers today that are being tried, be patient because your final destination is genuine,

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if you die upon this.

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Secondly, we talked about patience and gratitude. Thirdly, belief in coddle. How many times do we hear we believe in Allah we teach our children we believe in Allah and His angels and his books and his messengers. And they've been and we believe in the last day and we believe in the good of it and the bad of it. So we believe that things happen because Allah decrees them. And that doesn't mean that Allah loves evil.

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Allah only loves good but Allah allows evil to happen for a wisdom that is

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With him alone, and we may know a part of this wisdom and we may miss a huge part even okay him gives an example write him a whole lot of this when he says the example of a small child who gets gangrene in their leg, and they need to have their leg amputated from the purpose of that child who doesn't understand anything. What that doctor did to them is lonesome, it's horrible. They had their leg chopped off, he took away my leg. When you know the greater purpose you know that that doctor saved the life of that child. You understand the greater purpose, while Illa Hill method will Allah and Allah subhanaw taala has the highest example. How about the wisdom of Allah subhanaw taala if

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this is something where we see that sometimes you don't see the wisdom behind something, when you are young, and your parents tell you do this, do this go and read Quran go and do this go to attend the masjid and you say I don't want to I don't see why they just make me do this all the time. And you get to 21 or you get to 25 or you get to 80 and and you say sup hon Allah. Now I see the wisdom behind what my parents told me to do.

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This is because you didn't see the wisdom behind it. So when we believe in karma, we believe that Allah subhanaw taala knows everything that will happen and everything that has happened, and he knows what would happen if something different happened. And Allah subhanaw taala has written all of this down and Allah has willed it to happen by his permission and his authority. And Allah Subhana Allah is the Creator of us in our actions. This belief will law will save you from every strife and struggle. And the Muslims today are in such time of strife and struggle because of this

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lack of belief in the power of Allah subhanaw taala and believe in Qatar is not all at one level. At the beginning. You say look, I believe in it. It's hard for me it's a bitter pill to swallow, but it's, I believe, then later on, you say no, I accept it. I accept that this is the decree of Allah for me. And then above that you become content with it. You start to say at the highest level and you say, I am pleased with whatever Allah decrees for me if Allah decrees that I'm going to be hunted down and chased down in a country by an oppressive evil person, then that is what I was decreed for me and I'm going to be happy with what I lost upon Allah Allah has decreed for me

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the next thing that's going to save us and save our brothers and sisters in Syria in Burma in Palestine and Iraq and Afghanistan and all over the world. Do and turning to Allah subhanaw taala and knowing Allah subhanaw taala His names and attributes and calling upon them, what Allah Allah smell, Krishna, Fedorov will be how Allah has the most perfect names and attributes call upon Allah with these names. Allah Subhana Allah is Al Malik. Allah subhanaw taala is the supreme Sovereign, the one who controls everything, every all of the milk belongs to Allah Subhana Allah monocle milk, everything belongs to Allah azza wa jal, He gives His dominion to whoever he wants and he takes it

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away from whoever he wants. And Allah Subhana Allah is the one who gives is that and Allah Subhana Allah is the one who gives is the one who gives honor and Allah subhanaw taala is the one that law is a people.

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And why does Allah subhanaw taala lower people to test them and because of their sins, no mercy by ever struck list on my except for the sins because of the sins that we did. And it will never be raised except by Toba. This is a famous statement of the Salah for silence.

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Can no mercy by descended except by sin and it will never be raised except by Toba. Turn to Allah know that Allah is the one that gives honor, not by going to seek help from the disbelievers or by any other group and not by calling upon any one from Benny Adam. Allah is the one who gives you your Islam without Allah subhanaw taala you have no honor, nothing even if your name and your lineage is sharifah normal you have nothing without Allah Subhana Allah. This is what almost said, we were a people who had no honor until Allah gave us honor through Islam. So when we return to Islam, Allah subhanaw taala will return that honor to us.

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And that is not to say we don't strive and we don't make an effort.

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This is my next point as well as we strive we make effort we give our money we give our efforts we strive for our brothers and sisters around the world. But we strive knowing that the true calamity and the true evil. It happens when you leave your religion. Somebody who dies being killed by the tyrant Bashar Al Asad, Allah he learned to lie he was mad at you and nasty admiring this evil, evil, evil person. This person who disbelieved in a line is messenger, who's said such evil things, who considers himself a god besides Allah subhanho wa Taala this person and he kills an individual and that individual dies with his religion.

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He dies upon good

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upon Allah there are people who have not been tortured or tried by anybody and they die upon evil because they didn't stick to their Deen. The true calamity is in your religion.

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The true committee is in your deen and if Allah has saved you from that, then Allah has saved you from every evil. So if someone comes to you with severe sickness or severe trial, we say to them to glad tidings from Allah that Allah hasn't given you this trial in your religion. While attach Anglesey batana Fie Dena don't make this mercy but don't make the calamities that strikers calamities in our religion. take away our wealth, take away our health, take away our safety and our security, but don't make it in our religion.

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Remember the trials of others and your trials will seem insignificant. Some of you here today might be a little bit sick. You might have some money problems. Think about our brothers and sisters in Syria. Think about our brothers and sisters in Burma in Burma who nobody wants to help them all of the countries have turned away from them.

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Everyone has abandoned them, except for those who are Lost Planet Allah wills but Allah subhanaw taala is the molar of the people who believe and the disbelievers they have no molar that it can be anila molar levena Armando angle cafe de la Mola. This is because Allah is the molar of those who believe the protector of those who believe and the disbelievers they have nobody to protect them.

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Even if a Lost Planet Allah gives them some authority on the matter and kalila

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only a short time of enjoyment and then Allah will return them to where they deserve

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supanova

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remember the trials of others and your trial will be seem small. Remember the trials of those people who came before you the trials of the prophets, the Transvaal Prophet Mohammed sighs lm the trials of the Sahaba. And your trials will seem insignificant no matter how bad the situation is. And remember, like we said, the most important thing is that the one who has tried really tried is the one who has tried in his religion. So if you have your deen and you teach your religion, no matter where you are, and you learn it, and you act upon it, and you're patient, and you call other people to it, then you have not been tried at all in reality, even if Allah takes away the things that we

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know and love.

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So this is a very, very important point. And I'm going to mention two or three more things, and then I'm going to finish up just another minute to be in the lighter, I'll

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refrain from speaking without knowledge, refrain from speaking with emotion.

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Refrain from speaking without knowledge. Refrain from talking about such and such and such. Why didn't this do this? Why didn't this do this? We look at every other country. Why hasn't Saudi Arabia done this? Why hasn't Egypt done this? Why haven't they been here for these guys? Where are you Yuffie? Where were you? If you have given 100% of your effort, and you have strived with everything that Allah has given you, and you have done everything in accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallaahu, then you can take a breath and start pointing your finger. And until then you actually look at yourself before you look at others, criticize yourself before you criticize

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others. Do you think if King so and so

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it's such and such a king or such and such a president comes to help people that everything will be suddenly Alright, when the people have no Dean, when they've forgotten what their religion is, when they've left the son of the prophet SAW, Selim will lie This will bring them no good. And there are brothers who will tell you stories of this brothers who strive for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, only to find that their efforts were rejected by the people after they helped them out. They went and they helped them and they strive and struggled, and they freed them from the tyranny they were suffering. And then they found that those people use that land to grow alcohol to grow wheat for

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alcohol, for example, because if you don't correct the people, then all of your other efforts are going to be in vain. So yes, we are going to take the ASVAB Yes, we are going to do those things that our allies made a cause for our success. Yes, we are going to strive to help these brothers with our wealth with our to our we are going to think of them we're going to make to ask for them, we're going to do everything that we can to support them. But at the same time, we realize that the most important thing is knowledge in your religion, because without this, all of your efforts will be in vain. And for every trial, and this is my last point for every trial, there is a greater

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trial.

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For every trial, there is a greater trial to come. If you think the trials of this life are bad, then think about the trials of the archaea. Think about the trials of the grave. When you're asked in your grave, who is your Lord and who is your Prophet, and who is your religion. Think about these things and these trials will also seem insignificant. This is all that we have time for. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala for his trophy. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to support and to help our brothers suffering in strife and difficulty all over the world and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive us, our shortcomings with regard to

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them was Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad Ali wasafi hedge marine subhanak a lot more behind ik a shadow en la ilaha illa and a stone.

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Oh though they learn Amina shavon you know God

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Bismillah