Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
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always I'm forever We begin with the praise of Allah. We send our prayers of peace upon our Navy Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we testify with firmness and conviction that none is worthy of worship, but Allah azza wa jal and that I would never be your son Allahu alayhi wa sallam is his worshiping slave and final messenger. I continue to remind myself view of Tacoma is that will
I pray that one wants to partner with to Allah blesses you and I inherit in our privacy, a sense of love for him of fear
hymn of hope in his mercy Subhan Allah to Allah, that Allah subhana wa to Allah minks that have greater worth in our private life than what we seek to show when to display to each other publicly among them. I mean, it's an honor and a privilege and hamdulillah to receive the noble invitation of the blessing the mom of this blessing Masjid, the swan Valley Masjid, Mashallah is a mystery that is always dear to the hearts of the Muslims here in Perth, and said I'm delighted that my first opportunity to stand on its minbar and I pray that Allah Subhana Allah sends Baraka upon all of us in our homes in this hour of Salatu Juma an hour where we have left our work and our families to
answer his call of Haryana Sadat. And I pray that Allah Subhana Allah continues to bless this Blissett community that they complete the stages of the project that are still waiting, it was an honor Subhana Allah to see the amount of support that people brought together over the last fundraising efforts a couple of weekends ago And may Allah Subhana Allah return everything spent in his cars 100 fold over to those who have spent it in his way Allahumma amin I begin by speaking about tragedy Subhan Allah.
Each and every one of us is touched with blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
But each and every one of us also fears that in the distance that there is a storm that has not yet arrived. And as we look around us at times on a sunny beautiful day, we always know that eventually there will come the clouds, there will come destructive wings. And as we know that there are seasons of summer there are also seasons of rain and winter. And as we know that there are moments of happiness, life is also full of moments of tragedy and sadness. And today I wish to focus on one of the chapters all of us have studied and learned and most have memorized. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks to the prophets I sell them at a moment of significant upheaval in difficulty in his life.
And Allah begins with a vow with a promise. Allah says, What do ha I swear to you? Yeah, Mohammed, I swear to you a Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the sun will not just rise, but it will also gain height, it will feel after the darkness light well lately either surger but there will always be a return after the brightness of the day that there will also be the darkness of the night. And one of the things that you and I must come to terms with is that the blessing of happiness and the blessing of tragedy are equal with Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says when a blue come will highly worship sharp eye test you with both good and difficulty. In fact, most of us we don't consider that when we are given hope when we are given ease when we are given wealth when we are given security when we are given family and happiness. When joy settles upon us that that is a greater test for us with a lot. Then when Allah reboot removes this near ama from us. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the nations who came before us in salthill.
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when they forgot the orders, I asked of them to be never forgotten, when they ignored this or that, when they stepped away from the masjid, when the wealth was not purified with charity and zeca, when they were not careful with their attire and their hijab and what they eat and what they drink, fell in line. So when they forgot my instructions, you would almost assume that the next order that Allah would say that I sent upon them difficulty and hardship, but it's the opposite.
For Donna Ali him abueva coalition. Allah says I open to them the doors of all happiness and goodness in life had to either Federico to a point that they became content and in fact joyous with what they had been given a hug now whom it is at that time that I take them suddenly for what they should have never forgotten in the first place. The prophets I said, Lim says in the authentic hadith that should be something you and I maintain in our mind in our objectivity when we see others blessed and we forget to look at our own blessings and we become
From those who are fixated on others rather than our own self, sometimes Pamela you might see somebody who is wayward from Allah. They in their family have gone far from Allah. But that same person who knows right from wrong, that same one who's chosen wrong over right many times, you look into their life But you see, they've been blessed in what people think is blessing but it's a test.
Allah inspires the prophet to say to us so Allah what he was saying, even though he de la ha, you're out the lab the minute when you see Allah gives one of his slaves one of his servants one of his creation, whatever they love to receive, when you see a mug giving somebody everything they want everything they desire, everything they see, every door is opened, every opportunity is presented. When you see Allah has given everything to them, and at the same time what whoa I'm looking when Allah ma see that same man that same woman that same person is established consistent in this obey Allah it seems contradictory you might say to yourself so Pamela this person knows Allah knows that
God no magic nope support nothing and they have everything I have double my house income double my income everything that they seek they get and they're far away from Allah and Neve Abdullah who's regular with my federal regular with my prayer, I find the doors close not open.
The prophets I send them said when you see this with your own eyes, find them now hosted Rajan let him in Allah know that Allah gives people time before a lot brings them to account.
Don't ever assume
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that when things seem to be good that this is because Allah is happy with our condition, if you woke up in the morning, and fajita was not on your mind, but the rest of the day was beautiful and the sun was shining. And you remember what? Don't forget the next is darkness also sets
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was more loved by Allah than you and I saw more tragedy than you and I
saw more difficulty than you and I. And I'm not just speaking about you know, the people of Croatia and so on. I want to give you one of the most difficult moments in the life of the prophets, I tell them that involves no other human being.
In the early days of the message of Islam gibreel would come each and every day multiple times with the Quran Lena said better before I would make your heart firm every time the message would be delivered to you. You would grow in strength, the people who would hear it from you. Yes, dad to imagine their Eman would grow.
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what happened. You might think oh, maybe a day.
A week, a month, six months, some say up to 18 months.
Silence until the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the people of Christ would ridicule him, the wife of Appalachia with a heart attack your Lord even Allah, you're the one you were calling. Even he hates you. Even he left you Yeah, Mohammed, you are despised by all even the one you seek to worship sobre la hottie with it. So Allah Subhana Allah says to remind you when I that after darkness when layli either said
that when darkness sets my brother, when the hardship arrives, man with dockerhub buka woman
your Lord Allah will never forget you And never leave you alone.
My brother in the midst of your illness your Lord is with you.
Abdullah you have a problem your children, your family, your husband, your wife this and that.
Now with the Hakka book your Lord is not unaware has not forsaken has not turned from you.
when I say no to how you don't let me know, the remedy is that you look for tomorrow before today.
Don't keep looking under your feet because there's something ahead to come. Don't look in the darkness you're in now because there's a sun that will rise tomorrow. Don't look today at what you succeeded in, but ignoring a love is a day of question.
When an app Iran, Iran, hi, Iran laka is better than if you just focus on the moment. See this beautiful method. So Pamela,
when you look, if you look at a corner of this beautiful merabh, if you were to just focus on one section of it, you might miss the whole picture. If in your life, you just look at one day, one week, one moment, and you look at the look at the bigger picture, if this whole image was just one photo, and your focus was just on the darkness of the speaker behind me, you look more you would think everything is black.
But sometimes you have to look past the focus. You have to look past the day to see the beauty that remains.
So Allah says to the Prophet sallallahu it was now a darker book I wanna well as to why you don't like a middle schooler. well as for your Avi kalambaka photographer, your Lord will always give you so that you will become content in this life in the next along the aged care team and for our didn't Allah find you an orphan and he protected you?
Didn't Allah find you in need and he sheltered you didn't have love find you without and Allah provided?
Who did? who provided for the prophets of Allah But how? It was through people like you and I through those who lived with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has Allah use you and I for the betterment of others. Could you imagine? Yeah, the law if you are one of the chosen,
that your money that you gave Maslen, for example, for this blessing Masjid that you gave it and 20 years down the road. There's a person who walks into this blessed adventure to praise into a spot that from your donation, it's you but you're not here but they're in your place.
That Allah used you for the good of others. So Allah says to the Prophet for Emelia team, ephedra Taka, you were so become like, you used to be now should change the condition of others. You used to be the orphan now you're the provider and the carer for the orphan. One must either
the one who comes to us don't turn them away. Yeah.
And that gives us the golden rule that I ended with the first one
that when you receive give a lot
when you've received you've received family and support and love Give family and support and love you've received an education give and educate others you've learned of the Quran and its truth call other students you've been blessed with wealth and property share with the one who is in need.
Perhaps that which you have been given and have received by Allah is protected because you've shared it with others. Apollo probably had that was still federal law the money welcome Yeah, fosun will still fit in. It still fit all back home in Navajo cannot have
Alhamdulillah Hamza shaqiri wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Azza Eden mousseline. So, you do not want to be you know, Habibi, now Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Allah is this glorious surah that was revealed to end.
The way you're not arriving to the prophets. I said, for six months, no communication from Allah descends to the prophets isin.
And it's at that moment that the prophets heart begins to fear. But the prophets I send them does one thing that becomes the example for you and I in all things, that when Allah has removed the light, and you find yourself in the darkness, when Allah has given you the tragedy in place of the ease, when you are in the sickness, rather than the health in the poverty rather than the wealth, the issue that is between you and Allah is not what you've been given or what you've been deprived. The issue is where is your heart with Allah with the prophets, I sell them did well
he worshiped Allah with the same love with the same hope with the same fear whether he was given up on and his attention with Allah or whether he was searching to hear from Allah something new. You and I, we refer to this with one word in our language Reba to be content with a lot, Pamela.
The moment illuma magnify him He says, the moment a person finds happiness in life a lot looks into their heart. Do they have shook gratitude? Did they attribute the goodness to me or to themselves?
Your prosperity? Is it because I'm smarter than others? I'm a better investor than others. I'm more educated than others.
Or is it Masha Allah, Allah has willed this and a lock in will others.
I'm not the one who in my utter independence has gained success.
Rather, it's always Allah who has provided the means for me to be where I am. So Allah says to the prophets, I seldom you used to be an orphan, but you didn't make it to this point on your own.
You didn't come to where you are now was the Messenger of God just because of you? There was Halima? Sadie, there was your uncle, there was your grandfather there was even those who are your enemies today who were your protectors yesterday. Your uncle Abdullah Rosa Abu lahab used to be one who would feed you and clothe you and look after you Yeah, Muhammad
Sallallahu it was it. Allah teaches us in the Quran well, attendance I will forgive a nickel. Never forget Allah's blessing upon you between each other when your circumstances may change and dispute may come between you and others.
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at the very end of this beautiful chapter.
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speak proudly show appreciation over the near term given to you by Allah subhana wa Tada. The word near Ma. It means something you did not earn, but was blessed for you without action is Pamela, you were born into this world, you were given certain privileges. None of us chose the decisions that matter the most in our life today. You weren't able to choose what family you were born in what country you were given what opportunity of language of tongue of skin color you had, you may not have been given the opportunity to be born into the family of Islam. All of the things that matter were given to you as a NEMA from a law from sight and ability and hearing and process and wealth.
But it's not what you have that matters. It's what you do with it and do with it for others. That becomes your salvation in this life and the next.
So be grateful to the near of Allah. I leave you with a final statement of Allah Subhana Allah Allah in the Quran,
Allah Subhana Allah says, we're in Chicago to let Aziz and if you are showing gratitude and thankful I will increase you. Most people they believe this increase, it means that I'm going to give you more of the same thing. No. So Pamela, some of us we may give from our wealth to the house of a law to somebody who is needy, you might give from your wealth, and it doesn't return to you as well, but it returns us health.
It returns as he daiya for your child. It returns that as you were driving that that accident that was written that the cover is lifted.
You and I
hope and pray that Allah gives us what he knows is higher, not what we think is best. And therefore the greatest of the out of the prophets. I seldom take him from the Quran or Ben attina dunya Hashanah. I don't know what the hasnt is, but I trust you your ummah. Well Phil
has enough. I don't know how to achieve it, but I trust the Shetty on this path of life. Yeah, Allah joaquina But there's one thing that I asked for specifically, protect me and all
All of us Allahumma amin from the punishment of Johanna
I ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah in the sacred moments at the end of hood with a Juma to make us from those who sins are forgiven, whose risk is expended, whose health is blessed, I pray that Allah Subhana Allah leaves no one amongst us who is from those in difficulty except Allah answers there do. I pray that Allah Subhana Allah protects my home and my family and my children in yours? I pray that Allah Subhana Allah favors you to be icons and leaders of good in your community and abroad. I pray that Allah Subhana Allah makes this blessitt center a center of Quran of Suna of Hidayat for generations to come that those of us who live in it and outlive it may Allah Subhana Allah allow the
Baraka that we put in it today to reach us in our graves tomorrow. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah open to us the doors of the heavens that our do is answered in this blessed day of Juma May Allah Subhana Allah Minkus from alpha is in from those who are successful Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayyidina Habibi, now Mohammed, Allah who Medina What have you been our Jelena separability many tada Allah Allahu Allah Tina for dunya Hasina Warfield, filati Hasina Latina other now Allahu Allah avec rica worship kriega were Hosni Eva netic La ilaha IL Allah Subhana Allah in me consuming a body mean, or banner vollum and fusina we're in limp delphy Lana, what are Hannah
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