Channel: Yaser Birjas
In this Jumuah Khutbah/Talk Sheikh Yaser advises us on staying positive during time of difficulty.
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Good time times, there is nothing more important than being positive.
Being positive is a divine command, Allah subhanho wa Taala order us to be positive all time
regardless of the circumstances, whether we look at the world and what's going on around the globe, atrocities, wars, refugee crisis, discrimination, minorities, genocide, all of these things to panela don't leave anyone room for being positive. But what's going to happen next in the future? Maybe it's something very personal to you. Maybe your marriage is not is not doing well. Maybe something in your personal life, your career. It's falling apart all around you. So what do we do? Do we resort just to crying out and just you know, waiting for the worst case scenario to happen? Or should we be positive and try to move forward being positive in difficult time? It's a divine
Everybody heard about the word hustle, which means having good assumption. Allah subhanho wa Taala many times in the Quran speaks about the disbelievers where the noon Avila has done Ana, when they have doubts about Allah subhanho wa Taala and they don't have the good assumption of Allah azza wa jal and the believers will always have that personal been blessed with Hannah hautala. That good assumption, their good understanding and having hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala has mercy in the dunya. And
being positive is also a prophetic attitude. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the most difficult times he was very positive. Even though things around him were probably crumbling, according to the standard of the people around him, but he was still hold on sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we always look at the positive side of what's happening around him. Salawat to LA he was Allahu LA. So that's from Allah azza wa jal, and that's from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but why
is it so important anyway to be positive? And in times like this? See, Allah azza wa jal says in who he Allah masaba what Allah subhanho wa Taala was speaking about himself, he said, in Allah muster, it is easy to know what Allah who knows as sir, which means all secrets, all private matters. What? And even that, which is more subtle than that. What could it be that is more subtle than a secret, your own self talking?
You don't want to talk to yourself, who is that? No one knows about it. But Allah knows Hannah wattana. When you talk to others, and say, just keep it between me and you, that's a secret. When you do something that could be seen or reported or recorded, that's a secret. But what is even more hidden, that's not now when you start talking to yourself, Allah knows that. And if Allah knows all of that, going on with Allah, then put your trust in Him, that whatever is going to happen, Allah has a plan in this, and you're only responsible to do your part. And that's what it means to be positive. Now, what does it mean to us as a community to be positive force in as unique as no time
as the clock is ticking right now. And the 20, the 2016 election is coming in, in few days.
Starting this Monday, the early voting is going to begin. Everybody's anticipating I even was actually listening to some reports on the radio that even there's some delegation some groups coming from as far as Europe. Can you imagine
people from Europe are coming here to the US knocking on Americans doors, asking them to vote and vote responsibly.
Why is that because they tell them a even though we're not Americans, but it's our business now.
Because if you're gonna, if you're gonna vote wrong, can affect all over the place. All of us will be affected by that. So it's a serious crisis.
It's not just a matter of political game anymore. It's a matter of survival.
People are looking at things right now and they're looking to beat us like doomsday scenario, the end of the world as we know it today.
How can I What do I need to do then a time like this? The positive
Why do you need to be positive? Because when you're positive you will bring life and hi to the world. See Allah subhana wa tada says, Well taco man Come on man.
They'll be amongst you all the time. Oh my group of people that hate those who invite people to die which is good. When in at all times, even when times are difficult? Absolutely. Even when times are difficult, they're always valid there always be a group of people would invite others to do good. Now that's been positive.
Everybody's going one direction going the opposite direction because you know, it's better to be there because it's higher. And that's what's good. Everybody's talking to take direction far away from Allah zone far away from hurting Susan Jenna is trying to live their dunya but you took a different path. Why because you know there is higher in there and need to be positive. The other thing on a very personal and selfish level. Let me put it this way even you need to have an excuse and a day of judgment. Before your loads of Hana what Allah Europe I did my part
because Allah subhana wa Taala promised that each and every one of us will be standing before him alone.
Well, good luck, Matthew yamaki Amata. Each and every one of you will be standing before the Lord alone on their own.
You will have answered the many, many questions you're going to be asked. You're going to have the right excuse for it that you've done your part. Again, you're not responsible for the results. You only responsible do your part when you begin in that from whom surah Allah for Allah subhana wa tada speaking about a scenario where people they would see others going astray. But there's always a group of people trying to bring these people back to Allah subhanho wa Taala a third group spectator just sitting standing there, and they don't want to participate in that which is bad and wrong. But at the same time, they don't want to do anything good. On top of this, there is discouraging others
from doing that which is good. Now that's becomes really worse than the previous group. And that's what Allah subhanaw taala says with cada tomahto limited una cama de la Maluku, Ahmadinejad, Ivan shaida, Carlo, moderate Arabic, Allah Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, when one group of that whole community is asked another group, a group that is doing good by inviting those who are wrong doors to stop and do that, which is good. A third group is tapping them. Tell them hey, why do you guys keep calling these people to realize they've deserved destruction, they're doomed anyway. Like Don't waste your time with these people. But those who are calling for higher the positive ones, they are telling them Maddie rotten ihlara, because we're looking for an excuse before Allah subhanho wa Taala first and foremost, that we're doing our part. And second thing, while alhama takuan we have hope that they will reflect and they might
become righteous, which means we never lose hope and people will always continue to do that to show a lot of our Katana. Now, when it comes to being positive, it means that you will need to constantly and continuously find and doing without looking for worldly gain very much. You need to put a plan though, ie to put goals. Try to achieve them as you move forward. But you will never ever, never ever attach your heart to the results as the worth of your work. No. Because the worth of your work is always with Allah subhanho wa Taala what you attach herself is that award with Allah as the result but the result the end result in the dunya it's in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala maybe
it's not the time yet
to get what you've been asking for. Maybe it's not your turn, like in the story of moose Allah is Allah. Musa alayhis salam took the people from from Egypt through the the ocean or the sea and went all the way into the desert. And there, his people that he was supposed to rescue from the ground, they failed the mission. They failed moose Allah is Salah,
and they were punished not to enter the Holy Land for 40 years, roaming into the desert. Did Moosa failed his mission, of course not. But it wasn't Moosa, who was supposed to take them into Philistine
who was a disciple Lucia afternoon, Joshua took him there, because that's the plan of Allah subhanho wa, taala. And Moosa did his part. And that's the same thing to all of you. You're only responsible to do your part. The end result will always stay in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when do I stop, never stop?
When do I say I'm done? I've done my never there is no such thing as retirement would come to do and hydrogen. You retirement is in general, that's all. How do we know that? One of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he said that a man he said sallallahu wasallam either karma to karma Sir, if the Day of Judgment is established,
if the hour is established, can you now imagine with me, how would it look like when this happened? It was mentioned before an insert, query, and then many, many different so to speak about the destruction of the heavens and the earth as we know what and so on all these things are
happening around the province of Assam says if some of you one of you, during that moment when you see the destruction of the world happening with the idea haidakhan Priscilla, and in your hand, you have a plant
a plant? I mean, what are you gonna do with this plant that you put in the ground anyway? Is it if you can put it in the ground before that finishes, then just do it?
Like, who's gonna benefit from it? Anyway, the whole world is gonna get to this gotta be destroyed. But he just put that plant in there. And what does it mean exactly, stay positive.
Always stay positive. If you can get something good out of every scenario that you live in your life or you see in your life, then just do it. Whatever that is. Always look at that which is good. Whatever comes, think of what could be positive as a result of this situation. So even if you had a plant in your hand and Doomsday is happening, I will do that which is good.
If things went against what you hope to be, that doesn't mean it's the end of the world. No, that means to now recalibrate, get your energy back together, and move forward and be positive. Some of the examples of being positive in the Quran. One of my favorite examples Parla musala is
the amount of trust that Moosa had in Allah subhanho wa Taala in a moment when he took Benny israa el arte from Egypt at night, he talks about 1000s of people all at night secretly leaving Egypt Can you imagine how, how safe is this going to be anyway? But but the blessing of Allah subhana wa the blessing of Allah so that they left Egypt. And as they were marching out, then when the pharaoh heard about the news, he recruited his army and they went chasing Venezuela in they kept going and going and going and walking the desert until they end up by the shore of the sea.
There is no escape. Where are you gonna go?
The seas in front of you. And now they start seeing the army of the federal government on the other side. What was the statement of the people of Mossad is that they came to Moosa, they're freaking out now they're panicking. And they had to panic in a moment like this. It means it's a massacre. That's what it's going to be basically for them. So they want to move on to say Cairo and Alamo dracoon. Look, they're catching up with us. Musa with full confidence in very positive because he knows that Allah subhanho wa Taala is in control. Allah Allah in the mail this ad is no No, no, no, I was on my side. And he shall guide me through
with full confidence. Allah subhanaw taala Mossad after that, the reader stuff the same stick is used and strike the sea with that and split the sea. And people went through with em and Salaam which means with full peace and tranquil they were not panicking. They were not in through they just Stampede and killing each other. No, no, no, no, with full confidence because seeing that a miracle. Did you realize that Allah is in charge, I was in control.
Now for Venezuela in particular, that doesn't last long unfortunately. Because the moment they cross the sea What did they say the masala is still underwater. So some people worshipping whatever they were worshipping. Allah, Allah and Kamala Amaya. How about we make a godlike like this?
And moussaka and Uncle moto you such that you're just ignorant people.
The meaning of this is that you always stay positive. Even if you're surrounded by the most ignorant people of all time.
People will drive you crazy. in difficult times, they're panicking. They're rational, they're too emotional. They're this and that. And so whatever that is, you'll be the positive one
will be like most of what Ben is right?
There in all circumstances, he was still there, guiding him through by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. to that which is best. Marian, the mother of Islam. Allah is Allah, Allah, I mean, a young lady. Suddenly she meets someone out of nowhere, and angels telling her you're gonna be pregnant. And you're gonna have a child, a child's gonna be miracle. And she's like, What? What am I gonna tell my people this and that's the power now she's in distress, because this is a shame, a culture that consider this to be one of the greatest sins and crimes to be committed. But still, though, she was asked to be part of even during difficult time like this. And then even Cipolla, once he was in
so much distress as she was delivering the baby under the tree. And she said, Yeah, later me Takahata Welcome to NASA man sia, like, I wish that I was there that I've never seen. I've never had to go through this. How many of us have these moments in their life?
If you think about it, you've been through it multiple times. But look at you, Manchester surviving.
We've been through some of these moments in our lives, like, Oh my god, I was just like, I've never existed in this world. And then after that handler, oh, this is awesome. And then somehow it goes back into
some difficulties and, and hardships and so on. The mother of Isa had that experience too. But Allah subhana wa Taala told her to forget about it. Like, don't worry about it. Just do yourself, do your part only. Allah said, just take that tree next to you. And I'll take care of the fruit to come down near you. And the water, I'm going to bring it down under underneath your feet. So you drink and you wash yourself and refresh and then go and face the people afterwards. And she did.
Because she was asked to be positive during such a difficult time like this. Yahoo,
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What should I call this incident, even the first place of his own brothers, his own brothers literally threw him into the water well, just to get rid of them.
And they succeeded. Now that moment can be one of the stress. But they are held on very tight to this because he knows Allah has a plan. And he always had hope that he will come. He didn't he didn't get used. After some so many years. He lost a brother of us.
So he was always hoping this will come back. Right? Because he knew that Allah had a plan for him. Instead of getting use of bank, he lost his brother.
Now in a moment like this, what could you say? He cried his eyes out literally until he became blind.
And that's natural. in difficult times, we get distressed. We get emotional, we cry. We interact with it negatively sometimes but we never lose hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala and that was your kouvola his Salaam even knowing that he lost use of and his brother when he was sending his children for the last time to Egypt. He said Kalia urbania is Hello My Dear children, please go back. But the house asuma nucifera go and look for use of his brother to Pamela in such a very difficult time he is still having hope that use of his brother are safe, go and look for when his brother while at a funeral Helen never ever be desperate of the mercy of allies in the hula, hula lol como Catherine.
Only those who this does feel desperate of the mercy of Allah. Those are those who disbelieve in Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Which means don't be like them. Like those who disbelieve and they don't have hope and the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah will never have mercy on them, or they have judgment. That's what it means.
Their children have yaku they told her father, you're still thinking about us if you're still in the same old, you know, old story, in that theological tradition, still in that old thing, you know, that you all been dealing with. But yaku remain positive.
And Allah proven to be right. And we know the story of us.
So he brought him back his children, not just use him and his brother, even glory for the entire family to live back into Egypt. panela being positive, even when to use evaluation to the prison.
He was in prison unjustly for indefinite time that he didn't even have hope to get out if he will be in his place. You can imagine being definitely in a place you don't even know what's going to happen if there's going to be a trial or not. And so on use of was without trial. He was just thrown for no crime he committed by being handsome. That's it.
But still, he was positive. And when these two young men came to him, they asked him to interpret the dream for them or they say in an Iraq animosity we see among the good people was very positive. He could just be there just crying and just being desperate and getting into depression and so on. But no, he was very positive.
And they said to me see among the most difficult time being positive, brings that positivity to the people around people they can see an influences P and that's what the mission of the believer should be your influence those people around you with that which is higher, even Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. He had many, many moments of being positive in his life and his mission. One of the to actually beautiful woman so powerful that I see in the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam Allah is when he came back. When he came back from a path and he was they were he was chased by, you know, by the people of a tribe and the children and he was stoned, and his feet were
bleeding. Salatu was Salam O Allah. He was sitting there resting. He was just resting there. So what the law said, I'm Allah just to catch his breath. jabril comes to him with the angel of the mountains. He says, Here you go. The end of the mountain is here under your disposal. And he said to the prophets, Allah Samia, Mohammed, I'm here at your command. Tell me what to do. If you want I can smack these two monitors over them and I finished them for you. But the prophets Allah semi says no, no, no, no. Allah. La la la new regimen. Us lobby Manasa Buddha, no, maybe that generation is not the best.
Perhaps from their offspring, from their children, they will people people will come who will worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and indeed happen even during the lifetime of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam the son of Abu Jamal became Muslim, aka Mr De La and others as well.
Now we live in difficult time and we look around we see the generation we live in a just like a lone star, what kind of generation is that?
lead generation of musalla Center. In every corner, they bring troubles, even to their guide, individual messenger, near every corner,
and here you have the option of cursing at them, or making dua that Allah subhanho wa Taala will guide you. And when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was surrounded by 1000s and 1000s of the people of coronation and the Arabian Peninsula, trying to wipe out the Muslim men from Fermin, Medina and he heard some Allah Allah wa salam then use about the trees have been no corrida. Now that is a moment of the stress.
Truly it's it's it's now it's treason. Betrayal is just he was stabbed in the back. So a lot of them what to do now. He could just come and open the news to the people and they will be depressed, they will run away to protect their families. Instead, he went into his into his tent for some time thinking about it. And he came out to the Los Alamos full positivity. He was saying that Kabira La Banda people are all making tech pieces. This is it, we got it. The victory is ours. He just kind of like, again, promoting that positive spirit. In terms of difficulty. This is where we need to be today. Instead of looking in on and thinking what's going to happen next alarmist and look at what
happens in Syria and Iraq today in Kashmir, that the ro hinga and many, many other places in the world. Look around you live in here. In America, the society is being divided. The racism, the discrimination, and all that stuff. It's negative, you watch the news negative, but you still need to be positive. I want you to believe in one important thing. The thing that we believe in as believers is that Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the La La yamaga, common at the Yuma via Allah subhana wa Taala does not change the status of the people until they change what is there in themselves. That is a message we need to understand. And they say that you only feel the way you
And if you think the world is doomed, you're going to feel that way.
And if you believe this is the end of it, you're going to feel that way. And you're going to behave accordingly. But what you need to do is change it. Having that has not been the last of Hannah Montana, that good assumption, being positive during difficult time and go out and do your job and be responsible. You are requested to act upon what you can what's under in your hand if Allah has given you a gift to change the world one person at a time. Just do it. That's all we're asking from you. That's all what is the need to show to show how positive you can be difficult done. Of course, that was tough. rolandi Welcome. Russell Massimino in the hall
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Alhamdulillah horrible alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira to mama bad about Allah are the brothers and sisters. Allah we know that even the prophets of Allah Salaam commands us to be positive, again, because the luxury of time of health of money, whatever that is that you bless you have in your hand doesn't last forever. That's why the profits are sensitive 10 incomes and problems. Please catch up with these five things before you lose them.
And these things in regard to your health in regards to age in regards to your wealth, and your youthful time and so on. All the things that you have a handler that makes you who you are today, you don't know you might lose these opportunities.
So instead of us you know just kind of crying at what might happen tomorrow and being negative about it. Let's enjoy the blessing that we have today. And make sure that the future becomes positive as well. I would like to invite each and every one of you to take your take your right being citizen of the society's community in this country. And go out and shallow dialog starting this Monday for the early voting and do your part. Do your part and do your job and stop whining about why this happened. Why is not happening.
Because if you want to be heard, if you're going to be part of this You shall love associate
That's my message for you and stay positive. Along Molina, Montana, and finally Montana in the country. lallemand Hakeem Allah Martin fusina taqwa Herman's aka Antonio harmala, about the law in the law, Makoto saloon Allah Nabhi yeah you alladhina amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam Otis Lima, la masala wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallahu man Khalifa Rashida Viva la Mora was Nana Wally Panzer sabotage many young bsla Medina welcome Salah.