Facing Calamity With Grace

Yaser Birjas

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On and the prophets Allah says well in the Sunnah Allah subhanho wa Taala says Alif Lam Meem hassy Vanessa YouTrack warrior Kulu Amana hula afternoon. Do people think that they're going to be left to say we believe, and then without being tested, he subhanho wa Taala vowed and he says, Well, I can determine probably him. We've tested those all before them. Fillet 11 Hola Hola. Dena sada cola elemental Caribbean. And Allah subhanho wa Taala shall know the truthful ones from those who are not. Brothers and sisters, this life is a test. Some of us are tested financially, they lose their job, their business doesn't Well, other they have tests in the relationships, whether what were

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their parents, with their children, with their spouse or with their in laws. Some of us have big tests and others versus minor test. And now it doesn't matter how small or big that test because all of us have to go through some of these tests ALLAH SubhanA wa admitted very clear in the Quran. Well, hello and welcome. We say email hope you will do and when XML and why they will emphasize your thermadata have assured slavery. So we're going to be trying you and testing you with many things he mentioned diminishing of wealth and health and loved ones and but then he said, Well, why should a Siberian give the good news and the glad tiding for those who persevere in patients, brothers and

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sisters when it comes to tests, and now they're everywhere,

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every moment as part of your tests, whether it's something hard that you're gonna have to exercise patience for, or something good that you have to show gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala for so you are always between being tested with patience, but we're showing gratitude. However, when it comes to the actual response of people, when they face tests and trials and calamities. They're different. They're different. We see people when they're have a paper cut, they let the whole world know about it. Because for them, they just never expected that this will be so painful to themselves. But we're going to have we're going to have other examples. And we have examples such as

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Reza, may Allah subhana weather make it easy for our brothers as soon as they are below the mean. Show us examples of resilience and patience and perseverance like you've never seen before. Brothers and sisters have in common Rahim Allah Allah, he summarizes how people respond to trials and calamities than for ways I want you to ask yourself where do you stand in these in these categories? He said God Allah subhanho wa Taala test somebody, their response is one of four things number one at the salt at the salt, which means they complain, they keep whining. They know nobody but know about this issue this situation, whether they deserve to know otherwise. It's okay. That you're

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going to complain to Allah subhanahu wa Donna, there is nothing wrong with that as your Google incident safeguard in nama ash Kuba Theva, has an ill Allah. I only disclose my sorrow and my grief to Allah subhanho wa taala. But complaining about Allah azza wa jal, that is a sin.

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To go to people and always asking why Allah has tested me with this, and why me why this why that. Now, that's not acceptable from a believer, that's not acceptable. You shouldn't be surprised, because Allah has already told you that I am going to be testing you. So the first category are those who always complain, and they always whine about the test that they go through. Now, sometimes we do some of those subtle, subtle complaints without even noticing that, like, I hear that from a lot of people, whenever you tell them, how are you doing today, they say Alhamdulillah. And immediately they follow that with a statement that has that subtle message of complaint when they

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say, I cannot complain.

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The moment you say a statement like this, you've already complete. Some people, they say Alhamdulillah, it could be better.

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Which means you already complained.

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That level of complaint is not like someone who always talk about this to the world. But again, complaint is complaint over here. And it's not the position of a believer. The second category, he says con mahkamah server, the category of patients, what does that even mean now? So when it comes to patients, it means to restrain yourself to withhold from saying or doing something that will be displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala does it require acceptance in the heart? Not necessarily. Because sometimes we go through trials and difficulties that we can't accept. It just hard to accept we're humans after all. So it's okay that your heart is not at ease. It's not accepting that tribal

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that culture of Allah subhanho wa taala. But what matters is how you respond to it. So what you say or what you do will matter. That's what you're going to be held accountable for. Which is why when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he saw that lady was crying undergrad was crying on the grill her son, but I am at Allah. Allah was very, you know, lucky enough now.

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It's enough you be mindful of Allah.

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subhanho wa Taala and show some patients. So she without even turning to him, she goes la Kenny for inoculum to sabemos Liberty TURN AWAY FROM ME they just leave me alone. You have no idea what happened to me

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towards the prophet has left her and went home. I mean, you could have scolded her in that moment and saying a tequila, how dare you say this to me? What's wrong with you? He didn't say any of that stuff. Salawat Allahu wa salam ala he knew she was grieving. She's a mother. So he said sure, and he left. But when the people saw what happened, they went and said, What did you tell him? Didn't you know that was Rasul Allah to which she freaked out and she was running after him to catch before he gets home but he was already there Salah Salem carretera Salalah Wallahi Martha I'm so sorry. I swear I didn't recognize you. For Carla Salah Salem called a Sabra and the submeter Luna so that's

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alright. But you have to understand that the reward for patience is at the first strike.

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That when you show your patience, that's when you show your resilience. Many of us unfortunately they lose in that moment we become too emotional, our rational goes out of the window. So we do horrible things. And then later on we come and reflect and realize that nothing I can do so we say Alhamdulillah

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May Allah reward him for that moment, but the reward for the full patience is actually is at that first time. But how much is that even? What's the reward for patience module brothers and sisters? The reward for patience was never mentioned in the Quran. Was never mentioned the Quran. Look, ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala has assigned reward for almost everything. When you pray in JAMA, you get 27 times more. We read the Quran for every letter you get 10 100 100 More 700 even more. When you give charity you get back as much. And Allah subhana will multiply more almost for everything that you do. There's a special reward for that. But when it comes to patients, what are the loss of Hanna

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what Allah say? He said Subhanallah What are in them? You are for Cibona agile homebuilder, ASAP. Those who truly persevere in patients, those who persevere and they show patients they keep that standard of character and the moment we shall give them a reward without measure.

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Because there is no price tag on patience, no price tag on that.

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That's what ALLAH SubhanA said that their reward is with me. And if you're dealing with the most generous Subhanallah whatever you expect to get from him.

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That's ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada who says, well, here's our lesson in lesson. What's the reward for a son for excellence other than excellence in reward. So that is the moment of patience even Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam he was seen because sometimes we mistake you know things that to be that you lacking patience. When the Prophet Salah Sam was holding his son Ibrahim, and as he was dying in his own hand Salawat Allahu wa salam Ali.

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He started tearing up and under a man of an hour of looks at the Prophet Sankara Salah even you like even you cry like this. For Cara in the HA Rama. This is mercy. And then it says in an email it said man won't call Verizon. What an Apollo 11. Rob, we're in early for Africa. Ibrahim Lama has Dunoon. He says hello Allah wa salam ala in my eyes might might drop I'm not sure tears, my heart will grieve and have sorrow but I will not say anything. Unless it's pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala and for your departure overall Him we are in complete sadness. It's okay to be sad. It's okay that you cry, because of the pain of that, actually the trial the calamity, but again, when we respond to

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it, we respond in a way that is most pleasing to Allah subhanho wa taala. So if someone choose to disable ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada and the way they treat you, you have nothing, no other choice but to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala in the way you treat them back. Brothers and sisters and mothers and claim Rahim Allah Huhtala. He says, The third level, which is higher than being patient, I mean being patient it is it is painful enough restraining yourself from saying or doing it's, it's challenging. It's so hard. What's going to be harder than this? God mocaa Marilla the station of acceptance and contentment. And what does that mean? It's not like I be quiet about what I'm going

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through. No, I'm just in full contentment accepting Allah's cover. And I am accepting Allah's judgment subhanho wa Taala in regard to the matter that I'm going through, because sometimes sometimes these matters, we don't have control over them. Whether it's a man made calamity, like May Allah subhana make it easy for brothers and because they are banana men, and what's happening elsewhere in the world, and sometimes it could be a natural disaster. But you accept Allah subhanho wa Taala SCADA that this is something that I have to go through Subhan Allah, Allah Allah, Allah says Karl Masaba mercy button elaborated Nila that normalcy but no calamity before anyone except by

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the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala where

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Does that mean? Allah allows it to happen? My dear brothers and sisters, everything that you see around you, whether it's something that between you and another individual or you and another entity or your job or whatever, what happens if anywhere in the world, the disasters that happens, all of them happens by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala which means He permits this to happen as part of the test.

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And if you know that happens by the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala then I know that Allah subhanaw taala is Hakeem is all wise. He's all knowing I need to trust Allah's wisdom. Allah has hikma thinking about this, this way, will put you at ease. Because I know if this is coming from Allah, then I'm in good hands.

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I am in good hands no matter what the outcome is. Because that's the test from Allah subhanaw taala that's put you at ease. And the hadith of an ambassador gelato Nevada, Cara Salalah. Selim do you have to do a yard layup to Emmanuel avid Hatay Alaba anima Saba hola Miko Lucia, Wilma hola Mikela seabone A man a person's Eman will never be perfect or complete. You're not gonna have that perfect complete Eman until you're absolutely certain that whatever happened to you was not meant to miss you.

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And whatever missed you was never meant to happen to you, no matter what that is good or bad. Once you get to that level of understanding, you know Allah is hikma and wisdom. And I know even if I had to go through some difficulty, I understand that of Allah Subhana Allah with his wisdom if Allah azza wa jal wills to close a door out of wisdom, he will definitely open another hour of mercy.

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I just need to look for that door.

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And I'm keep knocking on that door until Allah subhana opens that door for me. Brothers and sisters, the third the fourth category that Imam they've been playing Rahim Allah dimensions and the people response to these calamities

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mcommerce Shaka

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the level of gratitude, which is one of the hardest things, how could you even imagine someone going through a calamity or disaster, a loss of wealth and life and loved ones and so on and they still be grateful?

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We understand them being patient, we understand. We understand sometimes them to accept, but why would anyone say thank you and hamdulillah for something as hard as a calamity that they have to go through? Why? He says, ALLAH SubhanA wa Donna God will call Illumina Obadiah Shaku few among my servants who are truly, truly grateful.

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And Allah says about the human beings call for her Dinah who Sevilla in MASHIAC, and we're in Makkah fora. So we have created mankind we show them the ways some of them are grateful, but many of them are not. Many are not. So a few among the people who are considered Shachar which means grateful, but Shachar unsure cool, look at the terms here. Versus SHA Quran Khufu, the majority are ungrateful. And the other eye Allah says, few among my servants who are truly grateful to me, there are so many people who are grateful, but to be truly grateful, there are very few, very, very few. Those are the people who have such a connection with Allah subhanho wa taala, that they are seeing

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the beauty in the middle of all this chaos. Even as they go through the pain of trials, what do they see? And maybe Raja Ibrahim, Allah says they see one of three things. Number one, Hekmati will move tele, the wisdom of the one who subjected them to a trial.

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They know that he's all wise. So now what they're asking for ya, Robbie, show me the way how can I succeed in this trial? I want to know their wisdom behind it. So they looking for their wisdom, they know it happened for a reason. They might not know it in the moment, but they're just eager to know what ALLAH SubhanA wants them to do in this moment that you try me with this era be What do you want me to do? Is it a wake up call? Is it a moment of truth for you? Is a response to something? Is it Allah Subhana Allah diverted something away from you? Is it maybe something that you elevate your status, whatever that is, there must be a wisdom behind it. So when you think about the wisdom, the

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trial itself becomes irrelevant completely no matter what it is.

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The second thing is the second station says

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they think of Fela will move to the very word that is coming to them from the one who subjected them to the trial.

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They know that when you're tested, there's so much good in this as Allah subhanho wa Santo crochet and wedge Allah and Chiron cathedra perhaps you dislike something that Allah will give you so much higher in return for this. So we don't know what the higher is but we know Allah will reward the person when they go through trials. And the last thing he says fall

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If I couldn't get to that level, I don't understand their wisdom. I can't, you know, feel the reward in the moment of pain. He said caller ID and then Alabama to move to Lee. Then they reflect on the greatness of the one who subjected him to the trial. That no matter how powerful you are, how smart you think you are, how intelligent, how wealthy, how whatever you think of yourself, Allah subhanho wa Taala was able to subject to this trial.

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And you cannot say no,

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you can stop it from happening. Why? Because his ego is going on with that when you think of the greatness of Allah azza wa jal, you admit your need your weakness, you poverty to him, and that moment is a moment of Obadiah true servitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala that moment elevates you to the highest level in Jannah.

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So ALLAH SubhanA wa then whichever way that you look at, if you think about this, that's when you start seeing beauty in the midst of all this mess. You realize Allah subhanho wa Taala has selected you not tested you to be tested and tried for this among all these people. So I'll always go back to Allah subhana wa Taala to understand the wisdom to seek the reward, and making sure to admit my weakness to him. subhanho wa Taala Matthew brothers and sister we have seen examples like this will lie

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in Gaza day or night, every moment probably you've seen these videos yourself, I don't have to repeat them to you. We've seen brothers and sister as they walk, they carry whatever is left for them from their homes and their houses. What are they say? Alhamdulillah your Allah hoodman Nahata Tada. Take from us until you're pleased. You gave us this, you take it back hamdulillah we're good. They know they're not dealing with the enemy. They're not dealing with the occupiers. They're not dealing with the whole world that led them down. They're dealing with Allah subhanho wa Taala and when they know that they deal with Allah azza wa jal who can defeat these people in your mind.

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That's how you can find beauty in the midst of all dismiss Akula kolyada was tough for Allah they will they will come with a sermon from University of Pharaoh in the hood of the photo Rahim.

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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman Kathira, the mama bad. My dear brothers and sisters on a different topic related to this matter. As we know, we're responsible to bring change in whichever capacity we can to our society. We live in this place for Hickman for wisdom. We've been tried being here in time like this, when other brothers and sisters are going through some different trials, what is your trial? What is your, what are you going to do about this? How are you going to respond to that? One of the ways that we can bring change is really applying or using our civic duty in the society to bring the

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change in whichever possible way we can. And I advise you, all of you to take that civic duty seriously. And you go out and vote, making sure that you see those people know exactly that we have a voice that needs to be heard, you can't be ignored.

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And that the least you could do at least maybe we're not going to get the result we wish for but at least we're doing our part. We're not going to be silent, and we're going to bring justice, those who have been oppressed. We didn't bring them justice insha Allah terracotta Allah so I advise you all to go out and take your family to go and do your civic duty today before tomorrow in sha Allah who the water Katana Allah Melinda man fina one finally my alumna in Akintola Lima Hakeem Allahu Allah to enforce Taqwa. Was Atlanta Coleman's Antonio I'm Hola Hola. Hola. Malagueta Soluna LNAV yah yah Alladhina amanu Sallu alayhi wa sallam Otis Lima Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Nabina

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