Understanding Allahs WILL

Tom Facchine


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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah. Join us at Utica murshid for a new series 99 Hadith to revive the heart we'll be releasing it every week in sha Allah Tada. It's based off of the work of Eman, the Saudi that's just a global abroad. In our next Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Kulu che and be recorded in Hatha large zoo while que su. That's where our Muslim in the hadith is found in Sahih Muslim, the prophesy suddenly said that everything is determined by a loss of Hano Tada, it's in his clutter, it's in his apportionments, or his decree, even laziness or Well, we could say maybe failure as another laziness. Failure is one translation or your ability, your

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sharpness, right? This is a very, very foundational Hadith when it comes to understanding Allah spawns autos will and allows sort of color his determination of everything in the universe. Sometimes when it comes to our abilities, we can become deluded into think that our abilities are in our own hands, right the talents that we have the skills that we accumulate, we see this a lot in academia, or when you're taking a test or whatever, you know, you only rely on yourself, how many of us really, we know that we were taught as Muslims that when you you sit in an exam, you know, after having studied and taking the means you say Bismillah, and then you rely on a panel also found to

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audit. For most of us, that's very difficult for most of us, we rely too much on ourselves, we assume that it's really all in our ability and all in our courts to be able to sort of decide whether we're going to succeed or fail. And that's why unfortunately, we see the results of this attitude and how we treat people, we see people who are rich and successful. And we treat them in a certain way, especially in the United States of America, where we have this sort of false meritocracy, you see somebody driving a Tesla living in the suburbs, and you assume that they've done something right. You assume that that is all because of like, like was set and sort of took us

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right by caught on that this is from my reason. This is from my ability. I'm the one who did it, I deserve it. I worked I grinded, I hustled, I did this stuff, right without realizing that it's Allah subhanaw taala that gave you that ability in the first place. It's a loss found to Allah that enabled the talents and skills that you have to actually reach the conclusion that they reached. So when we see someone poor on the street, we have the opposite, we blame them morally, we say oh, this person must have done something wrong in their life, this person must have screwed up this person must be you know, and we treat them less than human right? You can take also demonstration from how

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do you act in front of one person versus the other. If you're in front of the person from the suburbs with the big house and drives the Tesla then you're gonna straighten up and you're gonna be happy when you receive an invitation for Iftar at that person's house versus if you've got somebody who lives in the hood and you know, next to a boarded up apartment or whatever, and you get invited to an Iftar you're going to be sort of well Boy, that's not really what I was hoping for. Right part of this. We're not just concerned for our personal safety part of this is our false assumption that we get what we deserve in this life, which is something a loss found to other tries to break us from

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this superstition multiple times in the Quran. And one of those is the story of caught on and taught at the end of Surah classes and the 28th chapter of the Quran is that we see wealth we see success and we assume that this person must have done something right and we see failure we see poverty and we assume that this person must have done something wrong. It ain't that simple. The will of Allah subhanaw taala is a volunteer it overcomes all of that. And so you might find that Allah is found to otter might keep somebody poor in this life because it's better for their afterlife, just as he might keep somebody rich because it's better for their afterlife. And at the end of the day, we

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don't know so the prophesy Saddam in this particular Hadith, he's basically implying this he said that everything is an everything cool to shake. He said every single thing is a portion by Allah subhanaw taala. It's in his decision, it's in his decree, it's in his color, even at odds, which is like inability, right? We call it an Arabic You call someone I Jews once they've reached old age, because they're kind of like, you know, they don't have the abilities that they used to have. Or case like somebody who's sharp, somebody who's able to somebody who's you know, you can imagine in the prime of their lives, all they do is you know, if they want to go do something, they just they

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just do it, right, we're used to assuming that that's in our control, and the prophesy son was informing us that this is actually part of the will of Allah, like even your inability to do something and your ability to do something is part of Allah's will. Now, why is the prophesy said I'm telling us this? What does he want to sort of what does he want from us by telling us this? Is it supposed to make us just completely give up and say, Well, you know, I didn't get out of bed this morning, and I'm going to stop going to the gym and I'm going to stop taking care of myself because hey, it's all from Allah subhanaw taala at the end of the day, anyway, no, that's not what Allah

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that's not what the prophesy Saddam wants from us, and that's not what Allah subhanaw taala wants from us, but the Prophet salallahu Salam, he's trying to stop us from getting egotistical and big headed when it comes to our abilities or our situation and realize that we depend upon Allah subhanaw taala in every single scenario is

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that yes there are means Allah Spano, Tala created the world, the dunya with cause and effect, if you want the biceps, you're going to have to hit the gym. If you want to succeed in something, you're going to have to apply yourself and take the means. But at the end of the day, it's really up to a loss of panel data, whether your arrow hits the bullseye or not, whether all of the means that you take and all of the things that you do to apply yourself are going to lead to the outcome that you want. That's up to Allah subhanaw taala, and even your internal motivation, your ability or inability, or even your external sort of ability or inability, that too, is all determined by Allah

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subhanho data. So what the prophesy Saddam wants from us is not to depend upon the means as if they are Allah subhanaw taala that you don't depend upon your intelligence. You don't depend upon your whatever it is, your talents, your skills, your credentials, you depend upon Allah subhanaw taala you get the credentials, you take the means you do what you have to do. But you have to understand at the end of the day, that it all comes back to what Allah subhanaw taala willed. And as the self I believe it was or might have been October I'll do one who said, if that something was destined for you, if Allah decided or decreed that something was going to happen to you, then there's no way that

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it could not have happened to you. And the opposite is true is if something missed you, if something didn't happen to you, then it doesn't matter what you did. If you went back and change tactics or whatever, that it was never going to happen to you at all. This is a law as well. This is a law it's called that and that's what the prophesy Saddam wants us to understand by this hadith