Finding Balance In An Unbalanced Time
Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
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Welcome to another one a series of thoughts. And tonight we have with us on stage futures to different parts of the world
to share their wisdom with us on a topic, which is probably the tip of all our talents, but we really don't know how to articulate this. How do you find that balance in our life in a very unbalanced?
Now this is a very deep meaning as to how to maintain our Deen in a time when the challenges facing us almost every day find balances in practicing.
Now we have with us on the right
all the way from for those of you who don't know him, I'm sure most of you who are here already familiar with him.
But he was born and bred in Canada is
an educationist extraordinaire. He lives his passion is working with children. And the
is a chaplain in Catan University and he runs
a very large Islamic school in the city.
Now on my left is whether know the memo from another part of the law from Niger state in Nigeria. Again, no stranger to our shores
is perhaps most well known for his series of training the trainer for teaching learning how to go
to Moscow. And he is currently on a short break from lockout to which he returns after tonight's Talk. Thank you for making the
will get the thoughts of where they are here. And then we can intend to do this very short half an hour as we have some speakers on stage
and we hope to have an interactive session on the q&a after the
ceremony more often with a law heal worker
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Why should you Allah, Allah Illallah
sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Sallim wa
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de ma ma. Always and forever We'll begin with the praise of Allah. We send our prayers a piece upon the messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. We testify with firmness with conviction with strength, that there is nothing that is worthy of worship but Allah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his worshiping slave and final messenger. I continually remind myself and you have a lot of the agenda, and afraid about a loss upon and once Allah makes us for those who are sincere in piety more so in private than we appear to be in public. And I pray that Allah subhanahu wa, tada shines down his grace and his fortune upon us, and makes us for those who are successful in
particular in these blessings 10 days of the future.
And I remind myself in New Beginning,
that one of the key to values is prioritization.
Any of these 10 days the priority of a believer in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala is its moon jhana. It's a collective word, a collective term. You couldn't align the Hebrew law. He knows every single thing that Allah loves from an individual may call me I will fail you out of the
It's a statement you alter and actually perform, or even a movement of your heart that you keep just a belief you have any part. And I pray that Allah Subhana Allah allows us in these 10 days to be successful in that regard Allahumma amin,
my topic with you today I only have 25 minutes now
I'm counting down
is really an estimation.
And insha Allah a simplified explanation
of the drop that is first recorded in
the first two hours when you open up on the first statement of asking a love for something has to be significant. If Allah Subhana Allah put a surah in the Quran, and he said this surah is short. And it's meaningful, and it's pointing, it has to have some symbolism. And then you hear the prophets I send them described sort of insanity as it is assembling the family. Omen kita as the last thing to know for Ireland confirmed by the prophet by sentiment means it is the mother of the book. It is that seven seals of a loss of Hannah which are the seven signs that are sending,
law. He says children Islam, the essence of all of our faith, all of Islam is the Quran.
And the essence of all of the Quran is simplified to
everything in Islam is in the Koran, everything that I want you to understand is insurance in fact, and everything in salt in fact it is in your declaration and invalid. Yuck and what yeah can
only you Allah, will I worship and only you allows your life ask or seek help and assistance from the moment you declare this, you are now worthy of requesting something from Allah. Allah you are more. You are a believer. You set your target, who are you going to ask?
You know who you will ask? You know why you will ask him. He is Rob Bellamy. He is a rock man and Joaquin he is magic. He only be the Lord of all that exists. He's merciful, gracious the lord of mercy. Subhana Allah and you recognize that how you live your life
will be held
against you on the day you return to Him, the day you will repay the depths of existence.
The Master of the Day of Judgment.
So I'm gonna worship you online. And I'm only gonna ask him so what are you going to ask?
The request is the discussion that I have with you today. It's about balance.
So the first thought recorded in the whole time that you make when you open the last half is if you didn't
guide me to what
a slot to the straight path, the right path, a Surah
Surah and you're stuck.
Leave me guide me show me all those words used to translate codec leave me guide you show me explaining to me pass me through. Allow me to pass on to
a salon a straight,
That is moose sucking in.
That requires one to remain upright. That's a lot.
It's strange, because if you've never seen something strange that needs straightening, because it's strange,
but it's Mr. Clean. It helps you to remain upright and you need to remain upright.
When you make this, you're asking actually asking a lot for balance.
You're saying Oh Allah, I live in an unbalanced world. There is imbalance everywhere around.
There is imbalanced in me.
I want to do I want to be better. And I know what I need to do better but I don't even
I want to pray. I know I should pray. But I don't think
I want to be at that your son or daughter husband, wife, child.
is the comma
and when it comes to the prophets, I send them
a very good it's. It's also in the 40 hadith of an Imam and Noah, and says Yasuda, la sala mahadi.
Tell me something. Could you
explain something to me about Islam, I don't need to ask for more knowledge about it from anyone. Once I hear it from you, I will understand it. Clearly. It's all I will ever need in life.
Meaning I want something profound, but simple, expensive, but inside, I want something prophetic from you young.
So the Prophet says cuando, se, property Yama, my role is I'm a believer in karma.
Then we use the theme, which is these words, and
you might ignore this a lot.
It's the karma a lot now allowing me that second part
is called who metal was the owner of the middle course, you know why?
If this is a brick in a building,
and it's in the middle of the structure, there's a brick here, a brick there a brick above it a break to the side.
It's not just that this break is protected.
But this break maintains the other breaks.
Our aim in life is to be that middle break, not just to protect ourselves from extremes, going too far or being too negligent. But by us being balanced, everyone who touches us, is strengthened by us.
Your father is strengthened by you, your wife is strengthened by you, your children are upheld by you. Everyone who comes into the sphere of your dunya is maintained because you are balanced. So what's this balance? What's this is the karma. When we talk about balance, what are the things that we are referring to?
We're going to focus because I will share a lot of that if you just want to be as a talk after me. So we can't talk about everything right? He's got a lot to say.
So I have three points. to talk to you about is a comma which is balanced. See when you read it the comment usually in translations, it says upright, yes, it's upright, but it's about balance.
The first type of balance, the first type of balance
is that you remain firmly planted
firmly upright, when what is holding you and maintaining you shapes.
You know, when you think of earthquakes, there's this strong building strong structure. In movable structure, you see this condominium, nothing could ever happen to it. But when the earth beneath it shake,
And it might crumble.
And if it wasn't built on a strong foundation, using the right tools, by the right architects and proper engineers, it fails.
And when you build a man on false creed,
on this practice of worship,
on false notions of halala or on,
on compromises of good and bad
on overlooking things, you know, you should eat
and then the earth shapes life changes.
It doesn't have to be something bad to be something good.
You know, when my wife and I we first got married, the NPF brothers, they could remember I've been coming Mashallah to Malaysia for the last few years right?
And I wish to take a moment to acknowledge my dear brother
on the whole, Muhammad Adnan may Allah have mercy upon when I first entered this country, it was due to the law, to his voice and invitation over the phone. And I pray that Allah subhana wa Taala rewards him from that day, until the day I die for every word I say in this country, due to him, bringing me here.
May Allah rightly scale on the Day of Judgment lahoma
my wife and I, we came
I came as a single members, my wife and I, then we came then we came shooting, then we can we should even or not. Now we have the three amigos
and it's a struggle. At first, it's easy. Hey, honey, let's jump in a cab. Let's go shopping. No problem.
Hey, honey, but jumped in a cab machine and a stroller.
Hey, honey, let's jump in a cab with a double stroller.
Oh, wait, no cabs want to stop. No taxis want us
struggle. Now the third most Ellen's nice car.
It doesn't have to be something bad that happened. It could be in addition to the husband and wife have a great life. They love a honeymoon.
All of a sudden I feel strange. I feel nauseous. Oh.
You're carrying Masha Allah. Get out of the way. I need to go to the bathroom. Where have you been? How could you leave me like all of a sudden? Your wife now who was always very easy. Can I have cucumbers with ice cream?
Like, why did you get this? Can I have Nazi lemon?
And my wife she doesn't.
But when she was pregnant, she loved it. And he told me he anchovies and then a milkshake. Wow, crazy, right?
The cracks don't have to appear from a struggle.
It could be something that you are blessed with a new child comes into your life.
You used to be a stable husband and wife.
And now there's this stream, not just between you but even internally, all of a sudden there's post traumatic post
partum depression. All of a sudden, I have something living in, it's not in me anymore. I don't know how to deal with it. All of a sudden, there's something that's feeding off me. I'm responsible for a new human being stress. So a person who was most appealing as stress is added to their life. And that stress can refer them to the very foundation of their faith.
programs that are run by members of MPs like orphan cares. You know, people I can't deal with it. I got to visit the hamdulillah Dr. Moses, and the great initiatives of human slavery for young children infected with with difficult illnesses and diseases upon a lot
difficult to deal with. It's difficult to deal with normal life. So all of a sudden, the one who was firm standing up Paul, thinking everything in life and handling that as well. The earth beneath them shifts, will they remain tall and standing in obedience still to Allah? Will they remain balanced with a loving husband remain a loving husband, a loving wife?
Will they learn to read climatized when the sand beneath their feet has liquefied and has become quicksand and they feel that they are sinking in it
will go solid that they used to perform maintaining
where they equated with drop to a loss of power to Allah and moments of comfort that now when they're in a moment of difficulty, Allah still acknowledges them. Or will they he's listening to dounia and all of a sudden they're brought to their knees and they say yada. And the law says Where have you been before? This is the word of
a man lost in the desert. As a Muslim, no food or shelter or water. His candle has run away. And he put his hands up to the only one who can hear. Yeah, yeah, my Lord, my lord.
But his clothing was purchased from home his food he was negligent, or
was the other way around, nourished and sustained his life in inappropriate and sinful ways.
How does that mean think now when you do need a level answer.
So the first moment of balance is that it's easy when we are stable. But when the world begins to tilt beneath us,
Those who need assistance from a law. And therefore you hear all of the profits. And all of the sudden he that a lot of records in Nepal and they would say
I will not bring down patients into our heart. Well, that's
you make our feet firm.
Because if your feet are not firm upon that straight path, it's not your fault often, but you will fall on it.
And you will not progress towards a loss of data in the way that you wish and think you should.
The second form of imbalance and corrective balance
is not just that the earth beneath us shapes
but that we are in the middle of that path. We veered slightly off center.
And a loss of paddle went to Ireland, I went to 100 from a loved one even sell them. They say laugh at me over the losses Shay fine. Don't step in the foot marks and foot step steps in the alpha of the shavonne. Because the shape font will slowly be here you have the straight path. No you read you wish a font, what does he want you live?
He wants to take you so far off center that you forget how to come back to the
banana misguidance the opposite of violence. How does that happen?
Is that one tearing off center all of a sudden you begin to to
think of the tightrope walker, you know those people that tie a rope between two buildings, and they're walking between these two humongous structures. And all of a sudden the wind blows what do they do? They feel how do they correct themselves they have to counterbalance
and they like the wind blows hard. And fitness strikes quickly.
And you veer off the path of righteousness easily.
And we'll show you Vaughn valid to Allah.
He didn't say Oh Allah, I'm going to stand
on the path of the morality waiting for them. He said what are you?
By Your Majesty an honor Oh Allah.
Can you stop? I will sit in the middle of their straight path. That's why when you open up and the first thing you say is
you're not gonna do anything simple. Why?
Because the shape is coming for you. You say Allahu Allah subhanho wa Taala you make the draw? And then you say, I mean, I didn't
I seek protection from a law from a fun ally, the one who's gearing and see I keep all forms of protection from the shaper. Why is Allah because he's coming to the point that the prophets I send them teaches you that when you're in school that has distracted you and you reading Come on, stop.
And say I will be
on your left to ask a lot to protect you. Because it's coming for you on the strip.
He's not waiting for you on the on the way to a club or on the way of sinfulness. He's waiting for you in the Koran. He's waiting for you when you come to pray. He's waiting for you in moments like this, where you've come for Allah and nothing else. He wants to steal that from.
So how do you counter balance?
You're now viewing, you know yourself. You know, I know. I know myself, you know yourself. Get to the next cycle your marriage as you
say it's enough. You judge yourself. You know yourself. I know myself.
And you know where you are moving off the path. You know where you're straining. Have you done any counterbalance? You're gonna fall off this tightrope. Are you even attempting to throw yourself back to the center? Have you taken any precaution? Have you held that balancing stick that you can leverage yourself again? Are you even going to grab for the rope as you're falling off?
Or have you relinquished yourself to faith?
I've gone too far.
How can I turn back to Oh my God, if people hear people no I just, you know, something will happen. life will change it. People will forget
You have to make a counterbalance.
And you have to put in effort
to reclaim your judgment and sinfulness.
Third, and quickly, in sha Allah
is that in life in this dunya, as is in algebra, you can never take out of it more than your foot in it.
And therefore, you know, when my wife looks at her bank account,
she says, hey, there's imbalance.
If you're taking if you're devante, more than your credit team, you're not balanced, that account is not balanced. There's a problem. You expect to take out, out, out out and you're not putting in any
effort that full moon, how can you judge? How can you live like that? How can you expect to find mercy and Providence from Allah subhanho wa Taala when you seek from him, and give nothing in return to Him meaning through others?
level safety on the date of judgment as is inadequate. See, the Prophet says I was gonna ask. He's gonna say I was sick on what was sick and under the law and law, I'm gonna
listen to the heading. Allah says, How was he said, and he will say, How can he say, he will say, My servant, who you know, was sick, and he did not visit him.
So you let me see,
I was in poverty, a lot in poverty.
You knew that man, you knew that a woman was in need, you knew you can help you knew you're able to assist. And you left that person who is righteous and willing and needing to receive your assistance, and you turned away from them. You turned away from me.
You have to credit. You say yeah, I love my children. And you care nothing about others.
There's an idea in
my father always would recycle.
I used to not understand when I was younger, I used to hear you know, people say
every year you go to Egypt, it's a lot of money. He goes I spent all my money on my kids.
Every year every year from my young age, as far as I could remember, we were traveling to Canada and Egypt. So Egyptian This is what you learn how to be. Would you? Did you learn the universe? No. I always knew how to speak often. My parents cared for me.
My mother when I was three or four I tested it
was for four or five years old insolence. Little boy was
I know the rule in the houses. Can them out of
out of out of it. Yes. And honestly, okay.
So I walked up I said, I was I want me.
She said, Oh, we don't have meal
we have 11 is milk and out of them. I never drank lemon for a week. Because I asked him Are you gonna you want milk go find milk.
care? Right. And my father used to recite this
when the people would say yeah, you're spending so much on any travel, travel and putting them in hotels and you send yet you sell your even for three months? What's happening in?
My father said,
the main pass away, there's a verse in Surah, as
where a father passed away and left behind orphans. And Moses moves on last 17 to cover up the money their father left as inheritance so that no one sees it before those children are old enough to take it. A loss into profit of a lot to do the building
for two orphans. Well, can abou my father, the father was a righteous man. All of the demands when they talk about this area, they say he wasn't righteous to his children. He was righteous to others.
He cared for others. So Allah says those who care for his children. When you teach others Allah will teach those whom you care about. When you give
to others, maybe in your absence, Allah will send those who will give it for you. When you honor others in their absence, Allah will send someone to honor you in your absence. When you stop someone from slandering someone, Allah will send someone to stop them from slandering you.
As you do will be done for you, good and bad.
The three points of balance are important
that remains, after what maintains you and sustains you is removed.
How do you keep that balance that first level of balance? How do you keep constant and constancy, that irrespective of the conditions of your dunya, you are humbled to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and firm upon faith
is that in all matters of life, and in all conditions of success, or what you perceive to be failure, you are contented with what Allah has given you.
You are happy and pleased with a lot of other for me, you believe that in good and that there is fortune for you with Allah Subhana Allah and that if the good is not given to you in the dunya it will be stored for you for the alpha. So irrespective of who you are, you remain and where you are. And when you are, you remain a solid rock, you become like that Buddha Allah He said,
hoo makes them a Banner
Saga, what's up, what's up,
keep us for a second counterbalance. Who's going to counterbalance you
who's gonna pull you before you fall off the cliff?
Who's gonna bring you in?
It is your family, your friends.
And therefore the prophets I send them stresses so often. And Marla de holiday, a person is upon the condition of their best friend and the one who is an intimate member of their household. they're familiar with them, who have you surrounded yourself with who was in your inner circle, that when they see danger for you, it's as if they see it for themselves.
Who honors you enough
that they would give to you before themselves, that they would put your needs before their wants.
They are your counterbalance, be careful and choosey who you select as the nearest to you and those who can find him. Finally,
when you credit,
seek a law.
And remember that for every good you do, you borrow a lot increases it more than you think.
Your aim is to do good, good, good, good, good in particular to others, others others. And those who are closer to you are more deserving of it from those who are further away.
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was most generous to his family, to our,
to his wives, to his grandchildren to his children.
he surrounded himself with those who were deserving of that credited to those who are near you to increase that love in your home and in your community and in your place. Do you know, my dear brothers and sisters, that all of the demands all of the 14 times they normally as a part of their 15 do not see it proper to pay the Zakah to pay is a car outside the locality you live in?
I know you can see from Syria, Syria. Of course, yes. I'm not telling you don't give too soon. You can give Salva but the path The path I'm talking about. You don't want to remind the shots that he would say amount of shots. His opinion was you shouldn't even if you were to give it outside your plate it should not be given outside the place where you would start linking hustler prayer for yourself. That's how close he wanted. Like you pay it in your own area. Because those who you live with, need you the most Malaysia needs Malaysians. You gotta invest in your people. Invest in your knowledge, put hands together, work and cooperate upon the obedience of a loss of Hannah Montana.
build this iconic place. You know 2020 I used to hear about 2020 in 2002
we're getting closer. So the countdown
Where is it?
Right. Put your forgiveness and faith in Allah subhana wa Tada. Credit
And then when you debit you will find a lot is most generous in your assistance. I leave you with 300 of the messenger will come with
my dad and
he can allow
as long as someone is involved in helping someone Allah is involved in helping them when you help someone else helping you. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, a rough morning a humble rough man, those who are merciful to others a lot will be merciful to them. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
Na Na Senado moussaka never do you give charity or you selling something or you credit something towards others, that it depletes what you gave it from. It always increases
the slide you fill in the righteous when they need money. They give charity actually seems strange. Oh my god, I need I need $1,000
Well, I only got $50 let me go give it to someone. We're right. The believers it doesn't pay to keep money. The believer shares it to make money.
I love my son the
Pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala opens our hearts and makes us from those who are accepting to the words of truth. And I pray that Allah Subhana Allah makes us successful in this dunya and Alfredo. I pray that Allah subhanaw taala establishes balance in our life, and allows us to be from those who are the best of fathers and husbands and wives and daughters. And I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes us have the best of employers and employees. And I pray that Allah subhanaw taala continues to bless this wonderful land and its people and I pray that Allah Subhana Allah makes us from those who are righteous in this dunya deserving of is often not in the asset of and honored by
the for our love of the whole and its implementation and re citation by 900
excuse me for going a little bit over time was set on wanting to ward off an awful lot. That's why