Channel: Yaser Birjas
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Alhamdulillah. Allah alameen wa sallahu wa salam wa barik ala nabina Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira sumava.
I want you to imagine
a young man,
he is perhaps 2627 years old, very successful person. He finished his master's degree. He's very professional handle a lot of berala mean, and he has just been promoted to a higher position in his company. This young man has already been handler and communication with this beautiful girl. He wants to get married, getting excited, and he was driving his new car that he just got right now from the dealer, and he's driving on the highway so excited. And then suddenly,
I want you to imagine remember, this young girl?
She's Mashallah, in early 20s, she's so beautiful. She's so excited. She's so happy. That is that dream night for her. It's the Niger per diem, which has been waiting for all these years. Here young man is coming right now. Because this is going to be their wedding night. And as she's now surrounded with all her friends, her sisters, her family, they're helping her put her dresses on just getting ready for everything. She's so excited. And in the middle of all of this, the phone rings.
Now, I would like to ask all of you, what came to your mind when I say that? What do you think? The second or the next image? The next step in this story? What is it? Yes, young man, what do you have?
The guy die. Right away.
Ladies, what do you have?
I'm gonna give you I'm going to give you 60 seconds. Each table I want you to discuss together. What do you think is the second step? in that story? Bismillah go for you have 60 seconds. What do you expect happening next?
You have 30 seconds. I want you to give me actually the next the next image the next part of the story.
Bismillah Can you guys help me out? What do you think is the next part of that story? What do you expect to happen? Next? sisters? Anybody? You can talk about the girl that's fine. Forgot about the boy.
Come on, you must have discussed something, right? Yes.
So you're thinking of something positive is going to happen? Right? Like a surprise or something like that. Okay, how many of you agreed with her?
Any other groups that they agreed on this? something positive like this gonna happen? What about the rest of you was what happened next? Yes.
So basically, something happened that you would say why this happened to me. So you thought of something negative? Anyone else? Any other group that thought of something negative?
Raise your hands view groups or if something negative?
Okay, that's the vast majority. How about the guys? Let's see, maybe you guys are more positive right now.
What is happening next? You know what? Any of you thought of anything positive that would happen next in the story?
How many of you thought just too common? Have you thought of something negative? Raise your hands.
Look at this.
Isn't that an example that we all know that tribe relations and trials are part of our life.
We all know that. We all expect that. So why would it happens to you get sad?
If you already anticipate that I didn't say anything wrong because again
happened. I just said her phone rang. That's all.
Maybe it's your husband is gonna surprise her. Just like the sister said, Listen, I'm coming to pick you up so you can run away right now
and make a memorable wedding. What's wrong with that? Maybe it's the same guy who had that new car. He says, I'm gonna surprise you with this fancy car. Let's go have a spin have arrived. Why do we always think of something wrong or something negative? When it comes to stories like this? You know why? Because we know that isn't it will never be always positive. Happiness is not perpetual yet. It's going to happen, Jonathan, for those who are lahoma I mean,
as long as we're still in this life, we are subject to trials and tribulations, period. That's what Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Allah
has given us
long line you've done what mankind people do they think that they're going to be left alone to say we believe and they're not going to be tested. While I've got a Latina babine him, Allah says we have tested and try those who will be for them. But Allah Allah, Allah Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala shall see, Allah shall know those who are truthful, and those who said al Qaeda be liars. We all know that tests and trials is part of our life. We all know that when certain things go so Jani, Mashallah good for us. Even an English expression, they say it's too good to be worth true. What does that exactly mean? means something is going to happen.
Because that is not normal. In reality, this is not normal. So why would it happens to you, you start whining and complaining
when a lot of people, a lot of people that what he wants to panel with? The question is, who deserves to be tested and who deserve to be spared from that test? I mentioned hospital jumaan, if anyone deserves to be spared of the pains and the agony of tests and trials should do them via and demonstrating the profits. However, the profits there were those who tested most, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Carlos sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
assured danesi Bella and
I shall do nasty Bella and those who receive the hardest tests and trials and the messages and the profits. So until and then those who are closer to them than those who are closer to them not closer in terms of proximity, closer in terms of their example, the closer you get to the example of the MBR The harder the test is gonna get on you don't think well Subhanallah Why me Europe I pray five times a day.
I'm the one who's wearing the hijab Subhan Allah What's happening here? Well, that's why Allah is testing you. Because you are wearing the hijab, because you pray the $5 pairs because he wants to see if you're genuine solidarity or liars Academy, Allah is gonna test you. Those who don't follow the example there is no need to test them because they're already proven to fail the test. But those who are now going through those who will be tested, and br Tamasha de nasi Bella and those who will be tested so the more frequent the test is, it is to you. That is a sign that Allah subhanho wa Taala is really really looking at you. And he's watching you and he wants to see how genuine you are
now, when it comes to the villa that is fine. How should I understand that? How can I understand the test and the trial that comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala I want to ask the young guys specifically those who go to the gym I've seen a few people Mashallah they have muscles, the vertical Raman that means they've been exercising, when you guys exercise, what way do you use your carry? Do you carry weight that you can or do you try to carry the way that you cannot?
You cannot you cannot?
at the beginning that which you can write, but once you get used to it, does it become fun to get the same way over and over again? The answer is no. What do you do then? You start shocking your muscles. How do you do that? You go beyond what your muscles can carry
on money. How many of you know about cross fitness. But cross fitness is actually based on this principle and concept. You know the regular actual exercise they want you to exercise by warming up first and then they move
On to the next level cross fitness, they just get you straight to shock your muscles by taking you not to the next level, beyond your abilities. They basically like torturing you. Why? Because that's how can really build you can build stamina and you can move on with your body to the next level. This is exactly the same thing when it comes to our soul. Allah Subhana. Allah created us from two components, earthly components and heavenly components. The earthly component is made of dust and dirt. That's the thing that's our body. If you are going to treat that body in a way it has to be from the same source from Earth. When it comes to the soul, which is heavenly source as the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned in Hadith.
Abdullah have a message or the Allahu Allahu Akbar, when Allah creates the child and moves over to the mother. Then the angel will come down with the soul to breathe the soul in the body, and then four things will be written. So the soul is coming from up there, it has to be nurtured from something that is heavenly. Now how can you take it to the next level? Allah subhanho wa Taala advise Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam tala Baraka Allah, Allah Masha Allah Casa Dora, you perhaps know the one of the shorter sort of the Quran, Allah nasura Holika sadara towards the end of the surah Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam VEDA
Saba VEDA ferrata fansub y la pika raba. Either for Dr. fansub the word very different which means when you're done, when you finish, when you're done doing what? When you're done doing what you do outside when you're done giving the data when you're done inviting people to Allah subhanho wa Taala when you're done exerting the effort that Allah demands of you to do to deliver the message of Allah azza wa jal to the world when you're done doing all of this, if someone tells you that in your own human mind, what you expect to have as next instruction, when you're done all of this, what do they tell you get some rest.
That's what we expect, right? Because when you get to that level, get some rest. Relax. Allah subhanho wa Taala surprisingly, he tells Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for either for us. When you're done fund sub. The word funds from the Arabic language comes from a NASA and NASA which means fatigue.
These funds have put yourself to fatigue, which means when you're done working outside, now it's time to work on yourself. It's time to recharge your battery. How do you do that? Allah instructed them in certain Muslim men.
Muslim men, what is the instruction that comes afterwards, though, one who's covered and wrapped himself, Coleman Lyla in kalila, you stand up the whole night, except for a little. That's how you put yourself to fatigue. You wake up, stand up and put yourself to the fatigue.
Coleman Layla in La karela the entire night you should be not sleep it should be worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. Except for little mitzvah who cost me no kalila half of the night less. I was in la hora
de la Do you want to increase a little bit more than half. So have more or less and when you decide what
it means in a nice, beautiful, relaxing, soothing sound and melody,
not rushing it. Just to finish the Tara we know you decided it because you want to charge your room and your email for either for the funds. That was the instruction to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, from sub put yourself to the fatigue what you did outside, that's to invite people, it stresses you out. It stresses you out there as the demands.
We go through this. The weather who was driving with me to ride with me from Valley Ranch. The drive was about almost almost an hour with the traffic actually somehow the phone did not stop ringing. I had to deal with method politics. And then matrimonials matchmaking
appointments, marriage contracts, all that stuff in one hour driving veterans coming over here Subhanallah stressing you out. You need to stand up for yourself afterwards. That is how you charge your Emanuel buddy. What is the point over here? What has this to do with the trials and tribulations? We said that your body needs exercise physical exercise.
The way you are taking your body to the next level by increasing, increasing now the weight. Furthermore, when it comes to your soul when it comes to your rule, when it comes to strengthening your Eman, you have to take it to the next level. You can't just be with five daily prayers as your ma Wallah, you just cannot do that.
Five developers, this is the minimum This is the bedroom. I call it the bedroom style. It's the bedroom who came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he said, Yasser Allah, the man who came to us he said, we have to pray five times a day do we need to do anything more? The Prophet says no learn to power unless you have your own natural and soon says about fasting he says one month of Ramadan. That's it right? Because number one Roman Ramadan only Atlanta power unless you want to add more Mondays Thursdays and so forth. After counting all the minimum, he says well, LA, dee da da da da. I'm not gonna add more technology than this. And that's the Prophet looked at him
and he said after however, you know, if he tells the truth, if he maintains that he shall be successful, that is the bedroom line, the bedroom style,
the minimum, but for those who would like to see for those Salalah they have to compete for that. Those are the people have said you compete VI and Russia generated for those when it comes to trials. If you would like to stand before Allah Subhana Allah was strong Eman. You have to pass these trials. How are you going to prepare yourself for that? Those who have the muscles they know when they take a blow from someone. They have the muscles to take it to absorb it. They can catch it. They can handle it. And those who don't have the muscles one blow can break their bones Panama. Same thing when it comes to your Eman. When the trial comes down and you don't have you don't you
did not exercise your soul very often the way you exercise your body one glow. One glow of calamity will break your bone. But this will spiritual wounds your soul your Eman doesn't stand strong you break it when you break it aside wondering Why me?
Why me now? I thought I'm the one the good guy. And I said this and that's when you start questioning. Guess what? Your Eman wasn't strong enough to handle trials and tribulations.
There was that woman
as it Heidelberger and Muslim. And as rhodiola underreported a woman who was crying on a grave of her son.
So she was crying. You don't blame her. She's a mother who just lost her son. She's gonna cry her eyes.
Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam came by to comfort him. And he told her amatola tequila was very, you know, if you just have Taqwa, Fear Allah subhanho wa Taala. Just have Taqwa and Allah azza wa jal and be patient. If you were in the position of that woman, knowing that Rasulullah is talking to you, how would you respond to them? Absolutely. With full obedience. Surely, Arizona will do that. However, this woman was kind of completely disoriented. She was taken by that law that she couldn't handle very well. So she said without even turning to see who's talking to her, Allah La can find McCallum to supremacy but he get away from me. You have no idea what happened to him.
You have no idea what I just told me right now. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Bibi, whom, how polite he was. He just turned away and he left home. The people who saw the incident from distance they can run into the lady. So what happened? What did you say then?
She said so and so what does that matter to you? Eventually, this is called ohada karasuma. You will talk to the Messenger of Allah. The woman panic freaked out, her eyes dried up immediately. She started running, trying to catch up with him. She found him already at home sallallahu alayhi wa sallam no one was guarding the house, tala de la Walla Walla, Hema, I swear by Allah, I didn't know you, I didn't recognize you. As I'm sorry. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to a server. And the third method hula through patience is a first strike. Which means it's alright, but you lost it.
You lost the reward for patience. Because an ally chose to test you. You went complaining and ranting about it. And then now you'll come in to see forgiveness since I forgive you, but you lost the reward for holding two patients at the first strike.
So over the law when it comes to patient when it comes to trials and tribulations, these are now the weights that Allah subhanho wa Taala sends down on our souls to exercise. This is how you strengthen your Eman as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says
Hello abdon if Tella if Allah subhanho wa Taala loves someone, he will subject them to trials.
If Allah loves someone, he will subject him or her to trials. Subhana Allah, how can a law soldier love you and then test you?
That's exactly when you go to your trainer. And you tell them I can handle 25 pounds, they give you 35 pounds. So are you serious? Yes. Don't you want to have strong muscles, you don't have to take beyond what you can do. Exactly the same thing with your spirit on your song allows us to say Listen, you want to be truthful about it. Here's another test. Here's another trial. And the trials of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Also money, the way we have body exercise and workout. This is trials and tribulations are actually faith workout under soul exercise. Remember that? Really? These are your soul and your spirit and your faith, exercise and workout. Now, how will the last of Hanover
test us what kind of tests allowed centers so many? Didn't? He says with Hannah with the other one a blue shirt they will fit now that we shall test you on trial by that which is hard, difficult or evil, if you want to call it that way. And then we'll hide that which is good. How can good be fitna? How can good be test and trial? I'll give you the example. Because when it comes to tribulation, and trials, by the way, certainly will lie when you realize this file or this part of it. You realize how how actually relative tests and trials are to us. There isn't there isn't anything that you can say this is one way of testing from Allah subhanho wa Taala as an example,
those who are married, and I'm sure that you guys have many of you here, those who are married. They wish that they were single.
And those are single. They wish they were married. Through nada Jima
thermometer not? Isn't this amazing?
Someone's tried is another one's blessing as a man over here.
So how can this be a trial at the same time, those are already married, there was a long time, I wish to go back to the good old days when I used to do this and this and this. And those are still single those I wish I can get married. So I can have family and I have my children and blah, blah, blah, and so on. Take it easy as a mom.
But they're both tests will lie. They're both tests and trials.
The one who's working, the one who is working from six o'clock in the morning until 810 o'clock at night, he would wish that he is in unemployed. At least I would have an excuse to have fun.
And those who are unemployed, whether they wish
to work from four o'clock in the morning until midnight, if they can. They both wish differently, even though it's one blessing for someone is a trap for another person. When it comes to children,
families, mothers and fathers, particularly those who still have children, young ones, those who have young ones, they would wish they still barely got married, right.
And those who don't have children, they would wish that they have tons of kids. Not just one or two
tons of kids. Why? Because again, the blessing to someone is a child to another and vice versa.
When it comes to living in America, how many of you guys have been to the Middle East? Going to what you call back home country? Every time you go visit there? What do they tell you? Can I come with you?
Even if you put me in the bag, I'm fine with that? Can you find a way to go there? Subhana Allah those who live there, they wish to come here. And I believe there are many people here, they would wish They're over there.
It's some of the right it's time to spend, you know, time with families having fun, what about nothing and so on. So Pamela, it's a trial for you to be here, a blessing for them there. And vice versa.
So when it comes to being rich, the poor who wishes to be rich, thrown out as a man and the rich. He would wish to be just simple person. He would wish he's just so simple. You know, I don't have to worry about all that stuff. SubhanAllah Well, I've met those people, all of them. When it comes to trials, you can see now that is completely completely relative. When Allah tells us without which is good or bad. How do you even different
how would you define that? It's zero division. So when Allah subhanho wa Taala says in a blue shirt, we will call it a fitna. It depends on how you look at it. It depends on how you look at it even scheffel Islam even taymiyah Rahim Allahu taala. He said that a shuttle Maha Adam, when it comes to absolute evil, it's inexistent. There is no such thing as absolute evil, even what you conceive to be evil, there must be something good that would come out of it. Even the shaitaan even though the most evil the shaitaan, there is something good will come out from the from having the shutdown there. What is it, you escape into Allah subhanho wa Taala secret protection from the Shiva and
something good, you feel weak, because you cannot hold on to this. So at the loss of Hannah with Allah, there's always something good that would come out of this. Therefore, when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, well as
the crown corrosion on long v. Coffee raw, you might dislike something and Allah subhana wa Taala is putting so much hate for you and then you might hate something was that was Santa crochet and
you might dislike something and it's so good for you to have Boucher shadow lakum you might love something, but there is so much evil in there for you. You know, the other day I had to actually discuss the matter with actually with a young lady,
a young lady, she wanted to marry someone, some sort of you know, resistance from the family for that. And therefore she said that she was asking a last panel and she was making dua to Allah azza wa jal. Yeah, Allah helped me marry this person. She said is this is right or wrong? Can I make this? I said, if you want my humble opinion, and my honest advice for you never ever made it like this. Because Well, you don't know if he's good for you or not. But you made your job to Allah subhanho wa Taala Yara if you know this person is good for me. Make it possible that I marry.
Make it possible because Allah might answer your call. And then if he doesn't show to be that good to use our blaming Allah why you made it possible to me when he wasn't good for me.
So therefore, when it comes to good or bad, if someone's afflicted by a calamity, fo the true believer, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in Howdy, so high in scenario the Allahu Allahu Allah. He said, Carlos sallallahu alayhi wa sallam algebra Liam Romana. How strange that are first of all the believers are in asaba to Sarah, sharp shocker for conifer Allah. If he was afflicted by something good. If Allah test him with something good checkup, he will be thankful and this will be good for him. When our sobre todo RA and if he was tried and tested was something difficult and hard server, he would show patience, and that will be good for him. While he said that
he had an internal moment. A true believer is the one who always smile in the face of difficulties and calamities and tests and trials. Why? Because they come from Allah subhanho wa Taala and if Allah chose to test him tourists and elevate his status, he shall smile for this.
Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, My civil Muslim woman was Serbian. While also been while a salmon Wallah hasn't
had to show Katyusha Illa
Allah subhanho wa Taala is the professor Sam said that manual civil muslimin was nothing afflicts the believer of fatigue or difficulties. What a hammer and Wallah hasn't concerns and grieves and sorrows. And he mentioned even the tone when you walk in the past with the desert, something that's got to get into your toes, your feet, even that one hurts you. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, In the goof, you're a busy man. So he added, Allah subhanho wa Taala, will remove some of your sins because of that. So he removes the sins of Allah subhanho wa Taala because of these tests, and these trials, don't you want to be from sin? Don't you want to be sinless on the day of
judgment when you meet your loss of hundreds?
That's what we want. So when a lot chooses to test us again, if you take it negatively, just like we always think of something negative, then most likely, we're not going to react positively to that thing. Now, based on that, and this is higher than the base of the law.
How should we understand the subject of trials and tribulations, very clear that
in the end, the good end is always for the most righteous.
You will always have the good end if you truly uphold to righteousness and buy it regardless
The circumstances good or bad, difficult or easy? If you hold on to piety and righteousness, the good and is always to you take the example of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know, Pamela when I think of the example of a sort of law and then the tests that we can think of, that he had to go through Salatu ly was ceremony I mentioned a little bit of this equipment of Juma. I don't know how many of you have heard about the Juma but I'm close with the Juma we spoke about the test the trials that Yusuf had to go through. And I did not cover all the tests and trials, but I just gave you examples. That's all just example of these tests that use a value system have to go
through. Now just take the example of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam anyone will lie Elisa has an acronym Allah Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam there is no one who has that status more than Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam with the loss of cannon water either. And if anyone needs to be spared, the pains of of agony and suffering and so on would be Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, however, he cried, holding his own child dying in his own hands. So
if you lose your child, if a woman has miscarriage, why would you complain and whine about it? Why is God now talking to Allah subhanho wa Taala saying, yo, why is this for me? Why me? Why? Why didn't you take it from this or that and so on? Why a jamaa if Allah so just took the children of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam in his own and his son was dying, he had to cry because he was unable to help them. The only thing you could say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about it. Even Abdullah man have been out at look at looking at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam crying, he was surprised and shocked. Kalia Rasulullah quintet and Hannah and Hannah. I thought you forget us from doing
that. calliandra Man, I don't forbid you from this. So this is Rama, howdy Rama. This is mercy. And then he said sallallahu wasallam in an isolated manner. When
while an akula Maya Rob, when knowledge erotica brought him
in the line, there I will shoot us. It's okay for the eye to shed tears at time of difficulties and calamities. It's okay to cry. When you're hit with something hard. It's alright to do that. That was a lie. He cried for this Salawat Allahu wa Salaam, Allah, ya know.
The heart might feel sad. It's so right. To feel it in your heart and feel unhappy? A little bit. It's alright to feel unhappy. And then, while on a call, he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, wala Nakula Europe we say nothing except that which pleases our loads of hands on with Allah, which means we will never complained about a lot xojo we will never say something that will display the loss of kind of more data. It's not like most of us. The moment we're hit with a problem. We start whining and complaining about it. Once now it's away. We just have a few minutes just to think about it a few hours later. That's when we come back then. philos law how Lola for water level? What can we do
alomst handled a lot of Bananaman too late
because of server and the submitted oola the reward for that should be at the first strike Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said afterwards tala wala Nakula Maya Ravana leafy rasika Ibrahim Allah masamune for your departure for leaving us, oh, Ibrahim, we are so in deep sorrow and grief.
Even Rasulullah he was sad.
That means even though you know that the last table would tell him that the good end is always for the righteous. That does not mean not to feel it in your heart not to be sad and not to cry for it. Based on this, the question the question that comes right now. Are you allowed? Are you allowed
to express discomfort? This approval to the test and trial that comes down from Allah subhanho wa Taala
Corolla Sol Sol Rama, Rama they asked the question halia job in San Anuradha
Illa hedonism remodel masiva denizen is the believer obligated to show full satisfaction when he is hit by a calamity. What do you guys think?
Are you obligated to show satisfaction? Can you show dissatisfaction?
As a man What does that mean? Silence means yes or no.
The majority of the Aloma they say they say definitely the perfect the perfect you know attitude of this is to accept that from Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's the perfect attitude. However, it is permissible for the person for this purpose or for the
person to this approve that calamity when it comes down meaning to be unhappy with it, you are allowed to be unhappy with that. However, your obligation is to show patience when it happens.
Meaning, Allah is testing you with something you disapprove you lost a child. Do you have to go to the message and start smiling and shaking hands with people like nothing happened? Or can you cry and self alarms done? hamdulillah? Could you cry for us? You are allowed to cry, that's okay. When people come to you to give you condolences, don't do that. Please don't say anything. I'm happy whether you are allowed to say that. And you also are allowed to cry and say alarms done hamdulillah It was really painful for us. But Allah make it easy on us. That's how you show your patience by mentioning those beautiful words. But if you start complaining and whining about it, then now you
lose you actually you failed the test. So what should be my position then? What should be my position as a believer when a lot to this encounter with Allah to test me? My obligation is to show what a lot of fall under grant for sovereign germy.
Beautiful patience for sobre Germany. This is what Allah says, For sovereign Jamie. Your obligation is to show sovereign gentlemen beautiful patience and what is beautiful patient. What is beautiful patience when it comes to now when it comes to test and trials from Allah subhanho wa Taala a Lost Planet Allah chooses to test you with that which is good, that which is bad. And also subhana wa Taala. He also chooses to test you with things that you have no control over. So how is that two things are under your control. He tests us head on with Allah without art. He's testing you to perform your obligations. This is winter right now. This is somebody else Mr. Summer means night is
short. So by the time you go from Santa Lucia home, it's already midnight almost. And then by the time we just get ready to get to sleep, it's past midnight. You need to wake up at five o'clock for some other version. You guys think this is difficult. Last weekend I just came back from Seattle Ahjumma surgery at 310
verger at 310 Anisha at 1130.
will live by the time we finish salata, Gemma, Russia, you go home, you go to the hotel, it's past midnight, so it's one o'clock so it's better for you to stay awake to professional then get some sleep before you go to work. Then Mr. usado Virgil, between federal and Asia is like between macaronesia for us Aveda Gemma for them. So that requires patience requires so much patience. And then almasi sobre el Moussa last testing us to stay away from the Mahara Mata which is prohibited, right? So when you see the Phaeton over here in front of you, everybody's engaging in Haram, and many people under peer pressure, just to commit to this, you know what, I don't want to be different
than everybody else. So therefore just go with the flow. Now that is now huge pressure. You do have control over performing you're a badass and abstaining from the drama you have control over this. What you don't have control over is actually a massage when they come down. That's the third category of massage which means calamities, like sickness, disease, accidents, earthquakes, natural phenomena, you have no control over this. So when you have no control over this, that's when you need to show that full patience, satisfaction. You can disapprove it if you want to, but it's better that you'd be happy and accept from Allah subhanho wa Taala that's why it is expected of the
believer, all of us to say Alhamdulillah so what is sovereign Jamie? sovereign Jamil meaning beautiful patience is that when you show complete now complete fulfillment of the obligation even at times of trials?
You abstain from the hermit completely even at times of trials. It's not like when there's a problem. We stopped wearing Hijab we stopped making salads and fidget on demand. We skipped the massage. No, no, no, no. When there's a fitna whether it's a trial, you continue fulfilling your ibadah. And the same time, you'd be patient with a lot of loss of hanon without assessing you, of course, taking other measures at time of freedom, in terms of how to pray when to pray and where that's different. But eventually you always maintain your ibadah abstaining from the drama and being patient with a calamity that Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen to just do it. Now, finally,
if this is the case, or let's say before final point, actually, when it comes to sovereign German, is it permissible? Is it permissible for someone who's showing patience? Is it permissible for you to complain?
It's okay that you're unhappy
but it is
To show fishes however would complaining would complaining nullify your patience?
What do you guys think?
Can I complain to the Imam?
I would like to have an appointment with Mr. Musa because I have some issues in my life. So I would like to sit with him to help I want him to help me out.
Is that okay Gemma?
So can you can complain them right?
But when you go and speak with him, what do you speak? What do you say? You know me I always come to the masjid why would Allah do this to me?
Is that okay? Is that complaint okay. So what is the meaning of okay to complain or not? Well, the allama they say, there are two kinds of complaints over here.
There is a shakra illa unshackled, shaquem law which means to complain to Allah, or to complain about Allah.
Which one is acceptable? Is it to complain to Allah, or complain about Allah?
To Allah, complaining about Allah that's called whining?
You're going to start whining? Allah subhanho wa Taala did this to me and he did this to me. Sure, he did. Absolutely. Because it's testing you. You already filled it
up like so many people when I always come and ask them I mentioned I want them on the hook, but I tell the people so how are we doing today? What did they say? Alhamdulillah. I cannot complain. I said you already complained.
Once you annex it with this word Alhamdulillah I cannot complain. That means you're hiding a complaint in there, right? It's implied. You know, I can I can say a lot but I can't complain.
So if you really think that there is nothing to complain about, then just be quiet Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah You don't have to be happy, but be enhanced Alhamdulillah all the time. You are allowed to complain to Allah. But you cannot complain about Alonso's? Where do we get that from? It's in the same studio views of Allah in Ceylon that has the word sovereign Jamil, what is the use of Yaqoob? Say to Allah subhana wa that those children What did he say? Kala in nama ashampoo. But the de la la, I only dispose mine disclose my complaints. My bet is I'm just complaining, complaining and disclosing my sorrow and my grief and my complaints only to Allah. He never complained about a last
panel that never.
So if you ever feel a trial coming towards you, a test coming towards you, you make sure that you only complain to a loss of Hannah Montana. Can you go and seek counsel with people? Absolutely. But when you talk to them, don't complain about Allah azza wa jal complain to Allah subhanho wa Taala through them,
ask them to help you out to sort things right. I don't want to do something wrong, I don't want to lose into that test. I want to win. I want to win this exercise or Allah subhanho wa Taala Take me to the next level in shallow water go with Allah. This is the attitude. What's the importance of this attitude. The importance of this attitude is that if you're positive at times of difficulties and calamities, statistically speaking, they say 80% of your expectation will happen.
So if your attitude towards any problem is 80 is actually is positive 80%, the outcome will be positive.
And if your attitude to any problem is negative 80% 80%, the outcome will be negative. So if something wrong happens to you, let's say you did not do what an exam or a test, you start acting now ranting, speaking negatively about it. Next time you have that exam, you have an 80% chance to fail it or at least have a negative actually a degree. Why? Because you're coming with a very negative attitude. But if you take this as a challenge, you know what I felt at this time, but next time I'll do my best I'll do even more than that. You go with positive attitude 80% you will do better than that. 80% same thing when you travel when you come back, whatever you do, always keep
positive attitude. And that's what Allah subhanho wa Taala asked universe of the believers Allah that was asking for you. When Allah subhana wa tada is telling us panel what Allah was an interpreter who will who
perhaps you dislike something that is there is so much good intent for what does that exactly mean? That means keep that positive attitude at the time of difficulties or loss tells you if it's difficult. Allah has so much good for you.
Regardless of what is it exactly, and remember what I mentioned to you that good and bad becomes very relative over here. What is a blessing to you might be actually trial for others and vice versa. So don't look at it like black and white, there is always something that you can share with other people. So make sure that you have this positive attitude now towards these things. Now, how can I strengthen my inand How can I prepare for these trials and tribulations? Here's a list of few points I would like to recommend for you number one,
number one, what do you guys think would be the number one thing that you should really care about when it comes to face trials and tribulations?
Salah stainable Salvador Salah What is it for our
What is it
believe it or not the most important thing is actually a strong Eman
all what you guys think the channel towards stronger a stronger man? These are applications to strengthen your Eman. How do we know that? A man can call you Mojo Xia or hermo Allahu taala. He says I'll in some human beings when they're afflicted by a calamity in the Arabic He said he has an L which means become this oriented that they don't really remember the knowledge they have. They completely forget about the knowledge they have. How many people you've seen when you talk to them at moments of calamities. They don't they're not themselves. They're not themselves right? You spoke to them says come on man. Put yourself together. What's wrong with you?
Because they say they tell you this you don't know what happened to me. And they completely disoriented. Somehow that's exactly what's gonna happen to those people who go into the grave Allah protect us all from that moment. May Allah protect us all from that moment. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in when it comes to the believer, when it comes to the believer, when they ask them the questions, who's your Lord? What was your religion? Who was the man was sent to you? He will proudly answer a law that Islam Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam but when it comes to the disbeliever, this obedience and all those people, when they're asked the exact same questions, when
they're asked the exact same questions, who was your Lord? What was your religion? Who was the man who was sent to you? What will be their answer? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said the answer would be Ha, ha. Landry, which means like saying,
I don't know. That's exactly the reaction.
That's exactly reaction, meaning because of the shock
of the scene around them, they are unable to even relate to the knowledge that they had from that.
And at the time of fitna and calamities when you talk to people, they're not themselves completely. They lose their own knowledge. So the most important thing for you is strengthening your Eman. Is that clear? Gemma? The second point right now. Okay, I know this mighty man helped me out over here. How can I make my Eman strong. brings me to the second point.
How can you make your Eman strong. Can you guys tell me
I'll summarize it for you. And I'm at Asana good deeds, which includes a Salah fasting reading the Quran, charity Dharma lane Suna as much as you can allameh rassada. The more you do, the higher your Eman will become. That's how our Eman increases your z due on demand increased by the good deeds and decreases by that which is opposite to it. The more you do, the higher a man will be. The less you do the less you demand will become. One Latina man Wallace Kanata says another Ayah Latina todos en Huda wa Tom taco. Yeah, are you Allah Dena Amano Amina. All yo Believe, believe the meaning of the other words of belief means in action, if you truly believe then believe, which means put into
action show it to me. So that's how to increase your Eman and inherited the very famous hadith of
gibreel alayhis salam when it came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the form of a human being. And he spoke with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam about the three levels of our Islam our Deen the first level was al Islam, the second level of demand the third liberal lesson, and Islam is the basic once you say Bismillah You got it, you became Muslim. Now you're obligated to fulfill five, five obligations. These are the pillars
of Islam, the more you do them, if you stay around the five, you remain in the same circle of Islam. You want to upgrade, move up to the next level in terms of quality and quantity. So you increase the number of participating in and you also the quality of the battle that you're offering to Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's how you increase your Eman.
If you're always watching TV, you know, parliament, it's really sad. Well, I have to bring this issue up in my house and the other community and with all due respect, being an adult myself in the other community. They're so drugged. They're so drawn to TV.
Even when they have guests they have in their culture that the TV will be running, even though no one is watching.
And because of that alongside because of that they watch so many stupid and so many ridiculous things that always make the man go down in particular these series and drama that come from Turkey and other places and so on. Well, like even in the masjid, I heard some people talking about these issues. And they're discussing and like serious stories. No, he's gonna do this he's gonna marry her he's gonna divorce is gonna kill himself along stances is you? Are you serious?
Are you serious? to that level? We worry about these things more than anything else. Now, I don't know about the other cultures. But I've seen that in the Arab culture coming from that any particular part of the world the drama. So if other cultures have the same problem watching these dramas and so on, and then hamdulillah women tend the five daily prayers, the sooner Ramadan, which is good in a lot of water for that. But what if water is much more important than watching TV in your life? There are many things more important for you that you need to do you use that time and that space that you have to increase your Eman by doing doing other good deeds. The third point, the
third point right now okay. I would like to have a strong gay man based on strong
strong deeds. How can I know that my deeds are rights? What do you need to have here?
How do you know that these are the good deeds that I need to make in order to increase my Eman? What is the second the third step logically? What do you guys need to need to do over here?
What is it that you need before you start any
knowledge that what you're doing is right.
What led as a prophet Allah subhanho wa Taala said what led the the Christians to go astray?
It's because the lack of knowledge.
And what the led the Jewish people to go astray, is going against what they know not to work not to do the deeds based on what they know. So in order for you to go on the straight path, you have to have the knowledge so that you don't go astray.
And when you have the knowledge, you need to work upon this knowledge, otherwise, you're going to go astray.
So you have the proper knowledge that you should work on in order to increase your demand. Is that free? I hope it's clear to you that you can use to work in that way. Now when it comes to knowledge, when you seek that knowledge, you have to come to the right source. And that's when we come to the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how often do you read the Quran? How much do you know the Quran by heart? And what is it that you really care about the Quran? Is it just purification of your voice?
to memorize one or two sutras and that's it? Or is it memorizing the entire book of Allah subhanho wa Taala if you don't put effort to memorize the entire book of Allah subhanho wa Taala Believe it or not, you're not gonna have enough time to read the Quran
because it's not central in your life. It is not central newlife Ramadan is coming and you shall see that when you're hungry, you remember Allah xojo
you studied in the Quran. The Ramadan shalonda stands for and it doesn't become central anymore. Do we have to have Ramadan as a reminder for us about the importance of the Quran?
It's supposed to be central in every single day in our lives. Next.
What do you do at the IFA
now I have the knowledge that will help me out and shallow to Allah through the Quran and Sunnah. To work upon this knowledge, that would increase my Eman to hold me out at a time of of calamities and terms of of tests. What do I need right now? I need protection which is what you could call it in the contemporary terms or terminology like a firewall. firewall to protect you from these
Phaeton and trials. Someone might say, but he or she didn't say that these trials would strengthen my spiritual muscles. I did say that 100 That's true. So why do we need to have a firewall? Why do we have a shield? Let them just come down and shala we'll deal with it. No, no, no, no, please don't do that.
Don't ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for the fitna, and Nabi sallallahu. wasallam. He said, Carlos de la la, la la, la la, la la la jolla. Don't ask Allah for Allah. Allah Allah, Allah, Allah. Don't ask Allah to send trials on you. Don't do that. While I can is Allahu La Jolla ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for safety. Meaning if it happens, that you're ready for it.
And how can you have that shield? It's,
you always ask a lot of them. There are lots of panels to protect you. Little law soldier shields you from the Phaeton from trials. This is Allah subhanaw taala said, Rooney, as you call me, and I shall respond to you. And it's the only I insulted Baccarat when Allah said yes. aluna Yes, aluna case they asked you about so and so they asked about so and so the answer always came through the prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam by saying, Paul say Oh, Mohammed so and so. The only one is that Allah subhana wa Taala says, what he does, like anybody.
When they ask you when my servants asked you about me, he didn't say, say, he said, he said in a body, I am new. If they asked you about me, I knew the answer to us came directly from Allah subhanho wa Taala. With no middle person in between. Why do let us know that this is now an open channel between you and the law. So it's a hotline. Immediately you have issues, talk to Allah subhanho wa Taala and ask Allah azza wa jal for protection for some vaccination.
You know what vaccinations you know, many can ask for some little tests. Allow one Allah to test with Mr. My life is so good too good to me. I need some money. Some boosters over here. I would say don't do that. Well, Allah if Allah is keeping your life easy and simple, believe it or not, that's perhaps is your test, to be grateful and thankful.
This could be your test. Allah wants to see if you're going to be grateful or thankful to him. subhana wa Taala. So just be grateful and be thankful to Allah azza wa jal, Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wa sallam, he used to stand up at night, and his feet would swollen Salawat the lowest would be swollen sallallahu wasallam and his feet would crack.
When I say she asked me to sort of La limited when I said why do that yourself. Work for Lola kimitaka the momentum because he has forgiven you all your sins the past and become in the future for Carlos salallahu alayhi wasallam ephah akuto avventura Shouldn't I become then
a grateful servant to Allah zosen serve Allah is making your life simpler and easier for please, please, please be grateful to Allah azza wa jal Do not ask Allah for trials. I know. As I said at the beginning, you always anticipate something dramatic to happen, that's natural. But don't ask for it. Don't rush for it. But be prepared for it by strengthening your Eman and strengthening your muscles. Now next to this. In addition to that, in addition to that, what do we need to do? The remedy all was advice. They all have advice that you always read the stories of the righteous ones.
There are two costs of society in the stories of the righteous ones. Why is that? Because when you read their stories, you know that you're not alone.
You know, you're not alone. That's why when Allah subhanho wa Taala he sent these examples of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in many ayah Allah keeps telling Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Quranic This is the example of those who were before you. That's the example from Gambia before it in many items have reminded the Prophet Muhammad Listen, you're not alone in this path. Many many had gone through this before you so it's not unique. So when you read the righteous the story of the righteous once you realize that Subhan Allah Allah He does this is amazing. Today after football Juma and hearing the news about the incident and the accident happened in McKinney with the
two young man's heart Allah to Allah is so sad Lumsden malabu the family through this trial. So I wanted I posted something on this on Facebook. And then one of the sisters actually she's she wrote, she's from California, she's and she wrote something she says, Allah and I today she said, Today I was I thought that I was having a hard time. She said, I thought my day was very hard already. But now after reading this, I know there's nothing
So when you read the stories of other people, you realize that your situation might be much easier. And you will be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And always again, be patient and always be grateful to Allah has now finally concluded this when it comes to trials and tribulations, how should I understand them?
Understand why, I hope you guys understand why. When Allah says people subhana wa Taala he tests them in order to strengthen the man to try them and see who is genuine and who's not. This is your spiritual exercise right now. When Allah subhanho wa Taala tests you it doesn't mean that he hates you. No, it means that he's actually taking it to the next level. Don't feel the test and don't feel the exam. It's from Allah subhanho wa Taala. If Allah azza wa jal test you he has already tested those who will be for you, and who deserves again, who supposed to be spared of all these tests and trials is the MBR and they had the hardest tests and trials. So who you are to be saved and spirit
from these things and these items, be prepared for that if the MBR to go through. There are the best model for us. Michel de Vaca wattana If Allah subhanho wa Taala chose to test us upon with Allah, there is no escape from them. There is no escape from them. William siska la Vela Kashi,
Allah subhanho wa Taala fled to the calamity with a fella Kashi fellow Hunan can alleviate the suffering go take it all except for him. subhanho wa Taala sit for he allows origin. So when you know that, then you come back to Allah subhanho wa Taala with patience, perseverance, patience, do you have to accept? You don't have to accept that. But you have to show patience. Can I complain in order to show my patience? While I'm showing my beautiful patience? Can I complain? The answer you are allowed to complain to Allah. You cannot complain about Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's how you show your beautiful patience. And that's how the MBR showed the patient as well. When it comes to
how to increase your Eman and how to strengthen yourself to prepare yourself for the test. And for the trials. You need to have a very strong Eman because a time of calamities, nothing stands there. Except for a man.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the ayah you said bitola hola Dina Amano will cover the certificate how to do a law shall strengthen or shall confirm the hearts of those who believe with this beautiful word, the truthful word in this dunya and the answer and that's why when the question comes in the grave, the angels that come to you and you will answer because of a strong man, or those who don't have that strong a man will say Huh,
so we have a strong a man that is now coming through a lot of good deeds ama which is based on beautiful and truthful knowledge. And by doing so increase that you shield yourself derived from Allah subhanho wa Taala eschatological protection. Never, ever, never ever solicited a test or a trial. Never do that. But if it comes, you should be ready for that when Allah has the origin. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make you Amanda Salah hin May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all among the righteous ones. We ask Allah azza wa jal to help us all to go through all these trials and tests. May Allah subhana wa Taala protect us all from the fitted model. However in Hama, Bhutan, we asked
Allah azza wa jal to the family that lost the disease to this actually this day, that Allah subhanho wa Taala. forgive forgive him. We ask Allah to admit him to agenda. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive his brother and give patience to the feminine. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to give patience to the people of Syria. We ask Allah azza wa jal to protect the people of Syria. May Allah subhanho wa Taala alleviate their suffering. May Allah azza wa jal be wisdom. He is the one who sits upon what Allah Williams escala buuren Fela Kashi fellow who if Allah chose to test people, he will remove that that affliction subhana wa Taala himself. So we ask Allah azza wa jal who chose to test
the people of Syria with this trial and tribulation to alleviate the suffering instantly this day out of alignment. We asked Allah azza wa jal to take the to take the dead among them into Shahada and we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to take care of the arrival, the widows and the orphans We ask Allah subhana wa tada to bring them a victory that will be pleasing to their hearts and their eyes, as Allah subhanho wa Taala and in the dunya now Allah subhana wa Taala protect us all and help us go through the trials of this dunya and we ask Allah subhana wa Taala This made the terms of the Ashura easy for us well hamdulillah herbal alameen wa sallahu Nabina Muhammad wa salam Salam aleikum wa
rahmatullah wa barakato.