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Developing Your Spiritual Resilience

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Umm Jamaal ud-Din

Channel: Umm Jamaal ud-Din

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Shadow Allah ilaha illAllah who was the hula Shin ecola was shadow and Mohammed Abdullah who was a student who sort of law while he was selling first of all my dear sisters as salaam alaikum. What do I care to to all of you and I just want to say a big Hello hair to

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Tao outcome, you know, for inviting me to speak tonight, you know, may Allah bless your efforts a lot a lot like Baba and I heard all the activities you're doing I thought my show it's amazing. Like, I think you're putting us to shame in Sydney Subhan Allah, I think we have a bigger population than you and I think we're doing this

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Hello savant Allah make us

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to be able to go up to your standards, inshallah.

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So, I want to say, first of all, you know, I asked a lot of Tyler that all of you and your families are safe and well, and, you know, may Allah make this time, easy for all of you. And, you know, protect all of your loved ones. I know, it's not an easy time for anyone.

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Especially Suppan. I understand it's, it's quite a long lockdown for all of us time.

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So, you know, one of the greatest lessons that we learn from trials, such as these that we're going through is just how much having both, you know, a deep understanding of Islam and you know, a strong connection to a loss of pantalla can really help us safely ride the waves of tribulations in this life.

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You know, my honest belief is there's no other religion, no other philosophy or you know, theology that can give you the resources that you need in order to weather all of these trials in this life. Like that which allowed Allah has given us in Islam.

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Not only does Islam provide you with a healthy mindset towards facing your trials, but it even provides you with the tools that you need, you know, in order to stay afloat. And, you know, you could say keep yourself anchored.

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But when we became detached from a loss of pantalla, you know, we lost the deeper knowledge of our Deen that's when we lost our ability to truly reap the benefits from what Allah has given us. And so that's why, now that so many of so many of us have, you know, found ourselves becoming so much more introspective about life, through dealing with this trial of COVID I believe it's the perfect time for us all, to you know, rediscover what our faith actually offers us in the way of developing our resilience. Because let's be honest sisters, the reality for many of us is that before COVID happened, we were far too caught up in the rat race of this busy life, you know, to, you know, to

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you know, to truly appreciate what we have been given

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in our Deen

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so what I wanted to share with you tonight are basically two or 310 different ways in which Islam teaches us you know, resilience in the face of hardships inshallah

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So starting off with the first lesson that we can take from Islam, and that is that you know, being mentally prepared for hardship. That's something as Sam teaches us, because Islam You know, a lot duller has already informed us that you know, hardships are from the reality of this life. If you look at the iron to the Baccarat way Allah says, Well, I never knew when nickel vishay in mineral whole fuel jewelry, when Nicholson mineral and Wiley well and fussy with semi lots, right, Verily, We will surely trial you and test you with something from fear with something from, you know, hunger was something from, you know, deficiency in your wealth in yourselves and in your, in your, you

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know, in your your, basically your risk your food. So, one of the reasons that a lot of data informed us that he will, you know, test us in this world with these various types of hardships, so that we face life, being mentally mentally prepared for hardship when it comes. And we need to, you know, remind ourselves that there's a reason why this world is called the dunya. You know, the word dunya is derived from denna, which means something lowly and deficient. Because in this world, no matter how happy you become, there's always going to be those days of sadness upon a law. And no matter how, you know, young and healthy you feel today is always going to be those days of sickness

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and old age if we live long enough to Panama. So, you know, that's why mentally preparing yourself and you know, knowing that hardships are a reality of this world is one of the greatest ways to make yourself resilient with whatever befalls you.

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So the second another another lesson that you know, is there and teaches us as well is finding meaning in adversity right?

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Because Islam teaches us that nothing happens except by the will of Allah.

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And whatever Allah wills we know there's a huge Hickman wisdom behind it.

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Like a little doll in the Quran, he says, as the has ceded to him and no matter how alicona Kumar Bethan one chromolaena Allah to drown, but Otto long will Malik will help. Right? He says, Do you think we'll do you know, assume that Anima, Hakuna komagata that we created you, you know, for no reason for a futile reason, when chromolaena led to john and that you won't be returned back to us, you know, may a lot be exonerated, from from thinking that he created us for no reason. And all of this is for nothing.

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So just having this knowledge, it actually gives us you know, having the knowledge that there's meaning to everything that happens and everything that's been created, there's a meaning behind it, it gives us the ability to shift what you could call, you may have heard of like what's called cognitions. Right? It helps you to shift our cognitions away from asking unhelpful questions. Like, you know, why is this happening to me, you know, what did I do to deserve this? When you know, which, if you ask those questions to yourself, you only end up causing yourself to feel, you know, more stressed and more depressed when you ask those kind of questions and get you anywhere, right.

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So instead of asking those questions, were able to look forward and ask questions, you know, useful questions like, you know, what can I learn from this trial? Or, you know, how can I use this trial to grow?

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Because this does when we know that it's a hacking,

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who has you know, decreed this to happen to us, then it must be a huge, you know, meaning and purpose for why it's occurring to us.

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And before I go on, I just want to quickly also share with you some of the main wisdoms that our scholars you know, have mentioned for why we are you know, testing this life. So, from from the some of the wisdom that they mentioned, is that you know, number one that these trials are a means by which level dialer exploits our sins. Okay, that, you know, from the wisdoms of why Allah will trial someone is because he wants to expiate a person sins. For example, in this particular had, you know, Timothy, the prophets that are long ago some said either or the law will be Abdi he, hi, Ron, Agila Hulu better fit dunya, that if Allahu taala wants good for his servant, he hastens his punishment in

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this life, you know, he brings his he trials him in this life to purify him before he meets with lots of pantalla in the era. So this is you know, from immense Rama for a lot for him. This is the men's rock Marvel data for his a bed, that he made our tests and means for us to be purified in this life before we meet with him in the FPR.

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Another of the wisdoms for why Allah Allah may choose to you know, test someone is because Allah wants to elevate that person's rank in the elf era. You know, in another narration, the Messenger of Allah so long what he was saying he said, in a lab de, either seva kotla whom you know, la he Manzella them yet, Luca, biannually, he, he patella, who la houfy Jessa de ofI Malli he ofI wala de that, you know, if I'm,

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if a lot that I wanted a particular, you know, level in agenda for a particular person, and that person couldn't reach it by their deeds, then a little toddler trials them in their body, or in their, you know, wealth, or in their child, how dare he says, until he reaches that station or that level in Jannah, that Allahu taala wanted them to reach to Panama. So this is again, we see the rahamallah like, whenever I was testing us, we have to remind ourselves that, you know, always remind yourself that Allahu Allah, Allah is more merciful to us, even then your own mother would be merciful to you Subhan Allah.

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So, you know, as I said, a lot Allah could written, you know, for a person to have a high rank ranking Jenna, but because they weren't able to reach that through their deeds alone. That's why he might choose to trial them in order for that person to reach the place he wants for them.

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And you know, ask yourself sisters, how many times we make Dwyer over and over again, we ask a local Tyler for genuine footballs, right? We always ask a lot of for the highest Jenna, but you know, who of us has done the amount of teeth that we need to reach that level, you know, who of us has the prayers, you know, or the fasting or the vicar or the pmla all that deserves for us to go to that level. So Panama so that's why you'll find you know, that a low dollar you know, might test you in you know, your money or your health or your family or children. So that be even Allahu taala you can reach that level in john now that you've been asking for, inshallah.

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Another of the wisdoms that the the scholars mentioned is that these these, you know, if you know a lot of Tyler on may choose to troll someone due to rectifying that person's spiritual condition.

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You know, how many times have you seen people who were really far away from a Lhasa pantalla, maybe they used to, you know, miss their prayers, maybe they didn't pray at all. But then a lot, Allah sends him a particular test, you know, particular test that causes them to come back to a loss of pantalla. You know, I know my husband has a, you know, a family member who Subhanallah he was only like a mate 3738 years of age. And he was very far away from the loss of pantalla. But then, you know, a loudhailer wrote that he's going, you know, he came down with like, a brain tumor Subhan Allah humble. And, you know, somehow he got very sick with it, he was a very strong man before that,

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but

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that, that trial made him come back to a Lhasa pantalla in ways you cannot imagine, like, the way he died, you can only wish that we would have the men, you know, to be able to, you know, do the amount of Vicar that he was doing on his deathbed, you know, in saying there, you know, the law and the how, and all our courts, and we learn, and to be able to say all that on your deathbed, and then, you know, when he was washed, he was so light. And, you know, they said that his war came out so easily upon a loss. So

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it's always the raw, you know, a lot of time to, you know, test people to bring them back to him.

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We need to realize that it's through these trials that also that, you know, a lot of developing us, as well as believers, is strengthening us, you know, he's, he's training us, he's shaping us through all these trials that he's bringing to us to Panama. And if you take this trial of Corona,

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if you you know, if you look at before Corona, how were we most of us, you know, majority of us, like, let's be honest, all of us, if not all of us, you know, we're all so absorbed by this material life. But, you know, going through this trial, you can see how it's humbled us in so many ways. It's made us realize how truly weak we are and how much we really need a lot of pantalla so it's through these trials and tests that, you know, altos awakening our hearts and you know, teaching us about our true status before him. What Allah

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you know, and also, he's teaching us about his absolute power and ability that in Allah Allah Cooley, Shane podere, that Allah tala is in control and has power of all things. panela despite how strong we might think we are, you know,

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the fourth wisdom that scholars mentioned for why Allah could choose to test someone is because he wants that person to reach a higher level of Harsha and Nicholas, before Allah. So that, you know, when a person turns to pray to Allah or makes to art to him, they're able to pray to Allah and make light to him in a way that they weren't able to do before. Like they don't have they have a level of horseshoe a level of loss when they pray to Allah, that they weren't able to reach before. And, you know, again, if you look at how we were there before Corona, how many of us can honestly say that our hearts

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you know, how many of us can honestly say that our hearts hadn't become hardened, due to freely enjoying all the comforts of this? dunya? Right. So it's, it's true, these tests that Allah, you know, helps us to reach greater levels of sincerity and who, sure, you know, you know, humbleness in making Dwight to him and you know, standing before him in our prayers inshallah.

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So, these are just some of the you know, wisdoms for wireless pantalla controllers in his life.

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And so this is why, you know, one of the best things that you can do, when any type of misfortune strikes is just to ask yourself, you know, what is, what is a loudhailer want me, you know, want to teach me, what does he want? What did you want me to learn? You know, from this trial, you know, what are the chat? What are the changes that I need to make in my life through this trial? You know, are there any sins or mistakes that I've made, that I need to repent for, or, you know, to change about myself? So, that's the second point,

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you know, about, you know, touching the meaning, touching the meaning to adversity. And then this The third point is to you know, hand over your trial to a loss of pantalla exam teaches us to handle trial over to a law like, the more you know, and have you pain and certainty that everything that happens to you is from you know, the wisdom and rahama of a law the more you're able to achieve what's known as riddle riddle, right? Which is the contentment and tranquility of the heart.

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And one of the questions that you know, a lot of people ask, they'll say, you know, didn't a lot of promise those who believe in do righteous deeds that he's gonna that Allah will give them hey yet on Baba

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You know, Allah promised those who you know, you know, men are mula sabi Han min decade in our winter, whoever does righteous deeds from male or female? Well, who and what mean, and they're a believer, but then no one know who hired them by eba, that verily we will, we will bestow upon them a godly life.

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And so you might ask them, why is it that someone could be a really good believer and do everything right? And yet a lot could test them with a very hard test?

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So the answer is that the meaning of Hyatt and Baba that's mentioned in this ayah is in reality, the tranquility and contentment, that Allahu taala places in your heart.

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So it's not that you're going to have that perfect life, or that you're going to have lots of money and you know, everything is so easy for you.

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But rather, whatever you've been given, or whatever Allah test you with, you have read on all right, you have that contentment, of heart with it. And so you reach a level in your Eman where you come to peace with whatever Allah has chosen for you, even though it can be very bitter.

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Right? And this is, in fact, the gender of this dunya that shifts at Islam, even taymiyah Rahim Allah was speaking about like, there's a famous quote from him, in which he says, you know, what can my enemies do to me? What can my enemies do to me, in jannetty, Fie, sadi that Verily, my Jana is in my heart. Right, wherever I go, then I'm carrying gender in my heart. And of course, he means the gender of being close to Allah, right, the gender of being content with Allah, right in this life. And he and then he, you know, he says that, if they imprison me, then it's, it's hollow, you know, it's, I'm going to be in seclusion with the one I love, who's Allah. And if they exile me, from my

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land, then this is like, I get its tourism, I get to see around and see the creations of a lot. And if they kill me, then it's, it's martyrdom. So what can they do to me, you know, anything they do to me, then I'm a winner. As long as you with a lawyer, we know.

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And so, what this also shows it, what this also shows you is that, you know, it's due to the powerful shift in mindset that is then gives us that a person can even taste a type of sweetness, despite they find themselves confronted, you know, with a situation of absolute bitterness upon a lot from the outside of it, you know, being alone in prison is, is no, it's no fun and games, so panela but this is how a little Tyler due to the change in mindset that is then gives you subpoena, like it can be a whole different, you know, a whole different thing for that person to Panama.

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Another thing that Sam teaches us as well is to be proactive, you know, in your trial.

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So we have to understand that handing over your trial to Allahu taala doesn't mean that you just stay put and you don't look for ways to improve your situation. That's something that misunderstood by a lot of people. Right? They just sit there and say, Oh, well, you know, it's your CV you know, like it's my it's my face and they think there's nothing they can do about it and even tried to change the situation for the better. If we look at what a lot Salah told Madame la Sudan

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in the Quran, he told her what was de la ke VG their inability to set up your dial a key rope and Jenny? Yeah, right, he tells her that

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shake the pump, shake the you know, trunk of the date palm.

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So that in order for the fresh dates to fall on you now, you have to understand something here like Maryam was going into labor, right?

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And the date palm even you could say that they say 10 men cannot even shake a date palm trunk, right. But yet Allahu Allah still told her to do the slightest action in order to benefit you in a better situation.

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So that's the wisdom we learn from this allows teaching us in this that, you know, when you're in a time of trial, then don't underestimate even the smallest action that you could take in order to improve your situation and make it better for yourself.

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And even if you're not able to change a situation and it's out of your hands right now, right? We're taught to make the most of it and to you know, try your best to turn your misfortunes into opportunities.

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And going back to speaking about chef even Tamia Rahim, Allah, you know, as many of you would know that he was, you know, in prison several times in his life. And, you know, obviously going to prison wasn't something that he could control or change, but what we see is

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How he made the most of his, his situation. And he saw, you know, the opportunity in his misfortune.

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And so when he entered the prison, you know, he saw all the other prisoners, you know, busy with all kinds of, you know, time wasting activities, those sitting all day, you know, playing games, and you know, basically neglecting their prayers. And so when the shift came, he literally changed their lives, you know, he got them to revolve their days and nights around their prayers, you know, Quran, the Quran, you know, other righteous deeds, and he, he set up a routine for them, where he would have, you know, certain times where he would, you know, teach them, you know, from the Sunnah, and you know, whatever they needed to know from the dean and give him lessons about, you know, that

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would strengthen the very men.

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And so this is how the chef, literally, you could say, transformed that prison life into a haven for seekers of knowledge, Subhan Allah.

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And, in fact, it was said that, you know, the environment he created inside the jail became better than learning at other places outside. And they even said that it was to the level that some of the prisoners, when they were released, they prefer to stay with him in the jail, rather than to go free to Panama.

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But, you know, even if you look at when he would, he wasn't always with that company, you know, there was times where he would spend his time alone, when he was in prison.

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And he would spend his, you know, when he, when he had that alone time, you know, he'd be spending it, you know, on his writing, for example, on tafsir, on revising the Quran over and over, you know, he's a birder in seclusion with a loss of pantalla. So, you know, all the way up to the very end of his life. This is how he was spending his time making use of his time, you know, you know, seeing the opportunity in his misfortune, despite how bleak it was, right? Until the very end, when the how law courts have been led, I actually took away you know, the prison guards, they basically took away everything from him, they took away his books, it's always these papers. And it wasn't very long

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after that, when Allahu taala, you know, took his soul back to him, Rahim Allah Subhan Allah, but you know, you can see that there's so much we can take from his legacy, especially for the situation that many of you are in, you know, right now, in lockdown, you know, let's just quickly go through some of these, the lessons we can take from his life, you know,

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number one is not to waste your time. You know, like, of course, we all need time to relax and chill, no doubt, you know, you have to have that time to relax as well. But what we're saying is, you know, don't make that the main thing you do all day, don't make the main thing you do all day, just, you know, sleeping all day in bed and not make it not living your life in a way that you're be, you're being productive. And, you know, the other thing is to, you know, focus on establishing

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a daily routine that revolves around, of course, your five peers and other activity better.

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And then the other thing too, I'd say is like, use this time as much as you can to add to your knowledge and enhance yourself, especially your knowledge of disdain, especially the knowledge of Islam, you know, because, like, How many years have gone by us, and we've been neglecting, we don't, we haven't tried to take the efforts to learn and deepen our knowledge of a line of obviously them, right. And besides that, even just learn things that can benefit you in the future, as well, you know, make the most of this time.

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And also, another thing we can learn to from history is, you know, just try and really reflect and learn about yourself, you know, and I'm sure most of you are already doing that anyway, you know, learning more about a loss of pantalla. And, you know, just reflecting on life in general, the reality of this life in general.

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So, I'm coming up to my fifth point, now that I'm going to share 10 points tonight. So the fifth point is basically,

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that, that Islam teaches us to that, you know, patience, needs training and practice. So you know, don't feel frustrated with yourself, that you're not as patient as you believe that you should be. No realize that to be patient, it needs what called Mojo. Mojo had the two naps, which means basically, striving against you. And that's because the naps by nature is not, you know, the naps by nature is not patient. It's always hasty, right? So it's something that you need to train yourself to do out of, you know, seeking reward for that from a loss of pantalla. And this is the sovereign Jimmy, this is the beautiful patients that Allahu Allah mentions, you know, in the Quran, because

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patience doesn't come naturally sisters, like it's a learned behavior. You have to you have to practice it in order to get better at it. And in fact, in one Hadith, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam, he tells us that when men get the sub bar, you Sabir who law that on whoever makes the efforts to be patient, then Allahu taala will make them patients.

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Okay?

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So it's about you practicing the patience first. And then Allahu taala will enable you in Charlotte to become patient.

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And one of the things you also find is that the more tests you have in his life, the more you'll find that they teach you and train you how to be more patient and more resilient. You know,

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you know, you become more resilient over time. Like, I know, for myself, an example, you know, when I was in Saudi years ago, you know, when I first after I first got married, I only had one son, you know, and, and back then, I mean, I know it's hard to, it's hard to imagine now, but there was no phones, there was no internet. And basically, I was stuck in my flats, I had no neighbors, I couldn't go out, I couldn't see anyone I was completely basically disconnected from everyone, you know, and it was, to me that was it was a very hard test, because my husband would work, you know, six days a week.

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And he would work double shifts. So I was just alone, most of the time in this isolated nice flat, as I couldn't go anywhere, and I had was stuck with my young son. And,

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you know, that was a, it was a huge test for me. So panela back then I was young as well, you know, but because this time when I went through the lockdown, I found it I'm not so didn't find it hard. I guess I did find it hard. But when I compared to what I went through before I found some analog that was, I felt that this was you know, a lot made it easier for me this time, because I felt like my situation was a lot better, you know, I have an internet, I could still have lessons with sisters online, I could, you know, ring people like, you know, I had people around me in my house. So it was it was really different for me this time, but I'm just showing you that like, you do get stronger

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and I'm sure any of you who have lived a bit longer in life, you'll know that you're probably nodding right now you'll know that definitely you feel that from all the different things you've gone through, it's definitely you know, built you and you become inshallah stronger with with those different things you've gone through inshallah.

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So, the next point I wanted to mention is that, you know, don't rely on your own efforts to stay patient. Because you know, one of the biggest mistakes is to try to rely on your own efforts in, in attempting to stay patient, you know, instead of

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what people don't do is they don't take the simple step of just simply asking a loss of pantalla to help you to do that. Because a lot done in the Quran he tells us was spear One S sub ruca illa Billah, like, he tells you Be patient, but you won't be able to be patient except with the help of Allah. Right? That's the key. You can try to make yourself patient but then you should also ask Allah to make you patient so you're not expected to do it alone. And we have to acknowledge our own vulnerability, you know, you're not supposed to be like a mountain, you know, we're all ultimately we are all weak, you know, all of us are vulnerable. And in reality, none of us can be patient

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without the help of a Lhasa pantalla. Okay, so don't try and take on more than you're able to as a human being. And this is this is what is meant when we say the words La hawla, wala quwata illa Billah. Right, there's no, there's no power, there's no strength except with Allah.

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Because when you're saying these words, you're admitting your weakness to Allah Subhana Allah. And you know, you're saying that, you know, you have no ability or strength except with his help. So help me Allah, you're literally asking him to give you the strength and to give you the ability. So that's why whenever you feel your life is out of control, just take just stop for a moment, right? Just stop for a moment. Take a deep breath, and just say these words, La hawla wala quwata illa Billah. Because as the prophets that a lot of them told us these words are from the treasures of paradise.

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The seventh point that I want to talk about tonight is another very important concept, you know, that Islam teaches us is to never lose hope. And to always think positive. And, you know, one of the main lessons that we learn from suit use is no matter how hopeless things become, or, you know, especially in the case of Yaqoob, right, if you look at the story of what happened with Yaqoob that no matter how hopeless things became a Yaqoob, but he never stopped thinking positive.

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And especially what I'm talking about here is thinking positive about a Lhasa pantalla.

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So that's why I really advise anyone you know, struggling with any type of trial to read suits useful.

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And even if you can, just even if you've got the chance, try to go through the tafsir of suit use of because you see how it will. It really can strengthen you in ways that you

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You can't imagine the panela but that's a very important point of you know how it Sam always teaches us to be positive always look on the bright side and to think positive, say the positive. All of this is helping you to stay resilient as well. inshallah.

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And then the, the eighth point is

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that happiness is there and teaches us that happiness is not about, it's not about what you have. It's not about the material things right? There's a there's a hadith from the prophets that along with his sentiment, which he says Lisa Lena, and calf Rotella right, that richness is not about how much possessions that you have. Well, I can well I can now Lena Akina and that's that rather the richness, richness is richness of the soul. Right, the true richness is, in fact, richness of the soul. And one of the main ways to gain this richness of the of the soul is through practicing gratitude. And in particular, what I'm speaking about here is gratitude to Allah. Because, you know,

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when you read like a lot of the self help books, they'll tell you practice gratitude, but spend a lot of the, the, you know, with what they teach you in those books is deficient, because they haven't connected the person back to the one that you should be grateful to. Right. That's what brings the true effect of gratitude when you're grateful, truly your heart to Lhasa pantalla. And, you know, there's been studies done on happy people, right, they've studied happy people to try and work out, what is it that makes people happy, you know, and the number one thing that they found, they all had in common, if you take away all the other factors that are there, you know, they found

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the number one thing that they all had in common was they practiced gratitude.

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And that's why they tell you know, do that gratitude journal or something like that, you know, some people that may help them. But the point is, that what Islam teaches us

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is to focus on what you do have, rather than what we don't have, right. And, you know, one of the biggest lessons I think, that Corona has taught all of us is how to be grateful for even the smallest of things. You know, I know that when I was in lockdown, you know, when I went for my exercise around my neighborhood, it began to feel like a treat, because I knew people overseas who couldn't step out of their houses for months. So I thought Subhanallah how spoiled am I, you know, living in Australia that I can actually, you know, exercise, go for a walk and exercise outside my house around my block, even if I have to, you know, when I sat down on my table, and I saw the food

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in front of me, I felt like I'm living in a palace when I kept thinking about what other people are going through some kind of like in countries where they've been so affected with, you know, sanctions and all those things where they can't even find food, you know, they're struggling to put food on their tables. When I thought about those who are in prisons, as well, you know, we're in lockdown. But there are people in prisons, like in places like Egypt and other countries where law, how law courts and Miller May Allah, you know, relieve all of them and help them to be released all of the, you know, innocent that are in the prisons around the world. But, you know, the point is

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that you can think about what they're able to do, and you compare to what we're able to do. And so when you do that you realize, you know, it's kind of like you're focusing what you can do, rather than what you can't do. So I tend, I tried to do that when I was,

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you know, when I was in that lockdown, I was mainly focusing on what I can do, as opposed to what I can't do, I'm like Subhanallah I can actually do this I can actually have a drink of coffee when I want you know, I can have a cup of tea when I want you know, span a lot of people they can't do that. So it's this is this really helps you to feel a lot more grateful and happy and shallow, your situation and again, resilient. That's what we're talking about tonight. So you know it Sam cut encourages us to be more mindful, you know of his blessings, and to be grateful for the small things like to notice the small things and then thank Allah for those even small things. Okay, as I said, I

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think that most people have experienced that in lockdown. they've realized, you know, it's panela What a blessing like for example, to have a family around you, for example, or, you know, to be safe to live in a country where you're safe, you know, to have to find resources around you if you need it.

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Even to have psychologists sisters, I have sisters messaged me from overseas. Who needs like direly need a psychologist, but they can't find one that I have psychologist in their countries. You know what I mean? sisters, like, we just got so many resources, mail us a pantalla you know,

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help us to be more grateful for you to him in Sharla.

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So I come to the ninth

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the ninth thing that you know, Sam teaches us

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well, actually, this is

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Now coming towards the tools that allow Tyler has given us in order to cope with the trials of this life, right because amazingly, not only as a last panel have given us this healthy mindset to approach life, but he's also given us the tools we need in order to be able to cope with these trials, right. So we need to realize that in order to help yourself to be more resilient, besides taking time out for your exercise, for your rest, you know, for your mental well being and all those things, it's important that we also, purposely, or purposefully, pay attention to making proper time for a better for us spiritual health, you know, nourishing our spiritual side. Because these are the

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tools that a lot of data has given to strengthen us. So that we're able to safely get through the hardships of this life in sha Allah.

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And the reality is, if we're honest with ourselves, you know, most of us are not fully utilizing these tools Allah has given us you know, I'm going to quickly go through some of these, we know most of them, but we'll just quickly go through it, you know, we're talking about our prayers, you know, prayers on time, something that focuses you something that you're basically anchors, you know, the Messenger of Allah said, it's a more Deen, it's your, your foundation of your whole religion. So if that's your foundation, if your prayers are your foundation, and then you want to stand strong in the face of all these trials and tribulations, you're going to have to have a strong foundation. So

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don't be surprised if you're not able to stand strong if your foundation is not strong, right sisters, and then let's just say to that, you know, utilizing your salon properly, you know, or fully to reach out to a Lhasa panda in your salon, you know, to find that safe space with Alon feel safe with him and really take that time to enjoy your Salah and feel His mercy coming, you know, coming upon you when you're praying. Okay, and there's the safety of being in the presence of a loss of pounds Allah right. So all of that helps you to nourish is you and you know, nourishes your spiritual self and strengthens you. Right? So you walk away feeling stronger feeling like Allah is

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with me, right?

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Um, another thing too is, you know, of course making the Quran your companion is very important, you know, we're going to realize that the Quran was sent to strengthen our hearts. Imagine Allahu taala said to the prophets that our longest term in the Quran because deca knew that BTB he for a deck, this is how we strengthen your heart with these a yet right? That's the prophets that our Lord has said I'm okay, and allows sending these these verses down to him to strengthen him. So if that's the profit, sort of long one, it was said on how much more we need for strengthening, right? So we have to realize that, you know, when you read the Quran, it feels your heart, it leaps up your heart,

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right? The Quran, when you read the ayat of the Quran, it lifts up your heart, it fuels you to hope it fills you with, you know, having the best thinking about Allah Subhana Allah and it puts all of your trials into perspective in light of the earth hero.

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Okay, so if you want to be firm in facing the trials of this life, don't just keep the Quran for reading only in Ramadan. You know, make the Quran your companion in this life. And you'll find you'll see how it strengthens you and gives you that salt that you know, it gives you that you know fortifies you.

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And the other thing is to be stuck to making an a you know, doing liquor very very, you know regularly and you know there's the morning and evening of car right? At least say solve those every single day. And there's the car after the prayers right try your best to be upon Vicar especially in trials. You need to push yourself to be more upon Vicar. Okay, because Vicar as we know, it's something that fortifies your heart. It's as the Messenger of Allah told us it's like a fortress of a Muslim, right? It fortifies the Muslim, the believer. And especially if you're a person who doesn't read a lot of Quran on a daily basis, then you need to focus on increasing your Vicar even

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more. Okay, because we know that the court is the ultimate dictator. So if you're not spending a good part of your day doing some Quran, then you want to be doing at least Vicar in case of that.

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Another thing too is heartfelt due to Allah. Right. A lot of us place unfortunately, we paste barriers between ourselves in a law you know, we don't really you know, what we do is we tend to hold back in our door and we don't fully pour our hearts out into our and, you know, speak out our pain and our grief to a loss of pantalla. So, because we we hold back in our dryer in this way, you'll find that we actually miss out on the healing that comes from the heartfelt dryer and with that

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Healing comes that resilience like a law strengthens your heart through that subpoena law.

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So that's another thing to keep in mind inshallah focusing on your EBITDA as I said this is the main tools and like we know that Allah did not give us this a better for his sake rather he gave us the city better for our sake right it's a strengthen us it's to get us through because a lawn you that we're going to go through Hodges hardships in this life and so he gave us what we need to get through the hardships.

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So lastly in you know, finishing up, the last thing is that, you know, Islam

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gives us the, you know, it teaches us that there's a reward in the end of all of this, right, you get through all this life you get through all these trials.

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There's something at the end, which is the greatest thing waiting for you, which is, which is Jana inshallah, in the company of, you know, the prophets and messengers, and you know, the martyrs and the solly, he near the righteous believers been elected to Allah and to see Allahu taala in the next life. Right. So what he's saying does is it tells you keep your eye on that reward, you know, you're going through hard things, but keep your eye, keep your eyes firmly fixed on that reward. And that makes everything so much easier to be right. And that whatever you're going through right now, it's never going to be wasted with a law. That's another thing, okay, we get taught that even a prick of

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a finger as a small prick of a finger. You know, a believer does not suffer it, except that Allahu taala purifies them due to it. So remember that everything you're going through, nothing is wasted with a law, like a light is strengthening you with these trials. He's raising you in Sharla in your level in the next life is purifying you. And before we know it, we'll all be living this life in a very, very quickly this life ends and we'll all be leaving this life. You know, and when those who were patient in this world, see what Allahu taala prepared for them in the gender of the next life, you know, whatever they went through in this world will seem like nothing in comparison to what

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Allahu taala has, you know, prepared for them as the Prophet sort of Larson tells us, man, I you know, at Weller, although known semiotics well a hot Allah Allah, Allah will be Basha, that which no AI has ever seen, no ear has ever heard, and no human heart has ever imagined. May Allahu taala

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pour patients upon us in our time of grief in our time of, you know, hardship. I ask Allahu taala to protect all of our families and loved ones and to cure our sick, ask Allahu taala to lift this affliction from all of us. And to let us you know, return back to Allah said you didn't to return back to going for Hajj and Umrah and going back to our lessons, I ask a lot of times to purify us through this hardship that we're going through I asked him to raise us in our levels and to all become closer to him. Be in the Lair through this hardship

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