Light in the Darkness – Surah 93 Ad-Duha
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Mario Brothers and sisters, were the beginning of a new calendar year, a lot of people obviously to start putting the resolutions and what their plans is going to be for the next year, what they're trying to achieve and do. But what is putting a casting a shadow on many of these people's resolutions, is the fact of coming out of a 2018 year was so much stress, so much anxiety and so many news are not in favor of having a bright future. 2019 a lot of people they have in their hearts and their minds so many doubts. They are feeling a little bit you know, anxious, maybe a skeptical about the future pessimist. But how can you still be positive when all the news in 2018 were not in
favor or what you could imagine to be brighter future? How can I have that? Somehow the law, it's a human nature, no matter how much we try, we're influenced by the trigger that we see around us. No matter how confident you think you are, no matter how strong your faith and you believe is actually still what we see around us what we hear in the news, what do you watch on the news, make us feel a little bit you know, kind of anxious, but what do we do? for the believer? Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us the answer The answer is in the Quran itself. And Allah subhanho wa Taala in many, many ayat have explained to us and made it very clear. You are looking for guidance, it's there in the
Quran, and Islam mean that equal Kitab yulara Buffy houden Lil metalcon Alif Lam Meem This is the book there is no doubt on it. Hold on 13 goddess for those who are righteous. What I would like to share with you a shout out to Allah in this football few words on a very important subject, which is again, how can I find light in terms of darkness? How can I find that light in moments of darkness? how Allah subhana wa Taala explains this to us and the Quran in a very simple way, a surah that probably most of us memorize when we're young Surah
Surah abraha which is chapter number 93 in the Quran, meaning the brightness of the day, the daylight the brightness of the day, what
is the time between sunrise all the way until close to the whole time sometime in between? That is the best time is called the brightness of the day. There is so much Baraka there's so much blessing there's so much higher and why would Allah subhanho wa Taala swear by Abdo he says What do ha I swear to you by the morning brightness. Why so because during that time, everything is clear. Everything is clear when the sun is out there, everything becomes clear. You cannot you know kind of like have a double vision on it when everything is so clear to you. But then Allah has reminding us no matter how bright things get into your life, no matter how great your life can get what's going
to come after this beautiful brightness of the morning, the decline of the sun
and whether the decline of the sun the decline of the brightness slowly and gradually until what happens he says well lately it on I swear to you by a lady that sagia by the night and the word sagia in Arabic language means when it completely overshadows and over covers everything.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala saying I swear to you by the morning brightness, and by the night will it covers with darkness. lm after su they say Subhanallah beyond the letter of the text Allah subhanho wa Taala is reminding us this is a cycle in life. When things get so bright and so clear, when we have that joy and the hustle and the bustle of the day and the market and everybody's going out in the park, having you know probably lunch on the benches outside of their office. And so because it's clear and bright
and everybody's excited about the day, but doesn't last forever. Allah is reminding us is one lady that says the day will come to an end and the night will begin.
And when the night comes in, Allah says will lelee either such as it will cover everything up.
No matter how much do you try to resist? It's not about you. You're part of all this scheme of things in this life part of a bigger plan. So no matter how strong your Eman is, you're going to be probably affected by whatever is going to cover the world and cover the people cover the community around the society. Allah subhanho wa Taala says what type of fitness can lead to semana de la Mancha Casa and you'll be aware of fitna a trial a calamity wherever there is a loss of power the testing people would love to see vanilla Dena De La MaMa come casa. It wouldn't only afflict those who have transgressed amongst you, which means everybody will get some share of this for different
reasons. Some will be punishment for them. So be just a trial.
Some of purification of some of their sins and others have had a different reasons. But we have to understand the law says one lady either sagia after this beauty of the day, and the clarity of the of the brightness of the morning and the sun, there will come darkness and the night will come in. And the last of Hana what Allah says will lead us and it's worse to you by the darkness of the night when it becomes so dark. Which means it becomes extremely extremely dark that you can't even see your hand if you put in front your face. This is how sometimes gets in people's lives and Allah subhana wa tada make it easy for them to come in and protect us all from being in their position.
But then Allah subhana wa Tada. Now the third Ayah after speaking about the cycle of life, day and night, brightness and darkness, and then you will have all what you expect for the future to be brighter but then the darkness is going to come. So what next Allah subhanaw taala says malwa darker buka wa Kala Nava dakara bukoba makalah the word toady or Wada and the Arabic language when you bet someone farewell. What does that mean? When someone is traveling and you put away that means there will be a chance you might never meet after that. So you just tell someone goodbye. And that's it. So lots of hands on with Allison and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam Mauer dakara buka you loaded
not forsaking? He's not he hasn't forsaken you? One Mark Allah. He didn't he did not desert you leave you alone? No, he's still there.
But how should you understand the eye of the surah? Let's talk about the actual revelation in itself. First, Surah Taha was revealed the LM after su they say as the third revelation, not in the number of Sutras, but after double interruptions. So the prophets of Allah wa salam, when he wasn't in the cave of Hara, he had his first revelation Bismillah Bismillah. Allah read in the name of your Lord who created so that was given the prophets Allah sent the message that you are going to receive a great message. But then, there were about 40 days of interruption, nothing was sent down to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. During this time, the prophet was extremely anxious. He wanted to see
what's coming next after he had another glimpse of hope. He's seeing not the light. He is seeing the light somewhere in this whole darkness. And for 40 days, he's been waiting for it. When is it going to become brighter? How is that light is gonna shine it becomes bigger 40 days, waiting and waiting and waiting very anxiously Salawat Allahu wa salam O Allah, until Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed and under Muslim men. Yeah, you have modesta
Allah state of the Prophet salla. Sam, you're the one who's wrapping himself into his blanket Kira. come under carapa savonlinna people
give him the news about the hereafter. Yeah, you have Muslim como la la la la la la la one who's wrapped in his blanket, get up and pray. Stand up in prayer there all night. illa karela, except for little, Mr. Owen Guzman, who kalila have a little bit more or less. And the last pastor of the Prophet Salah Salem to begin with himself first before anybody else right now. But still, the prophet was waiting for 40 days and then the revelation came down and then the prophets Allah was given now the message to deliver to the people silently and secretly. And he started doing that news spreading slowly and gradually amongst the people, those who got the news and started talking about
the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he's elucidating he's not doing know what he's talking about, and this and that, until afterwards, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam one of those nights and the story is inside al Bukhari and Muslim in which the prophets of Allah some complain about his to his foot, he has basically was hurting so the prophets Allah Sam was unable to stand up in Salah at night for a few days. There's a couple of three nights the purposes of Muslim standing in Salah
to this only only Jamil, the wife of his arch enemy, his uncle Abu lahab she came to the Prophet salaallah Salman, she said What's happening? Like what is happening? Is it that your Lord has forsaken you what dakara bukoba Allah that He deserted you and Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed this is in support of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam against these false accusations and claims that Allah has never forsaken him and it does not deserve some sort of water law he was Salam O Allah. But from the story we learned that Omar demean the Arabs at that time, even though they rejected the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam but they couldn't help but listening.
Listen to the prophets Allah says at night what he was reciting. So every night they would try to listen to him when he's reciting. But when he couldn't pray for a few nights, everybody was waiting to listen to something new. Nothing new was coming down. So they did
Okay, so that's it, it's over. And that's when they came to the Prophet Salah Salem with this accusation about Mr. tafsir. They say that interruption lasted for about 12 days, about 12 days. And then the surah came down with her will lately either Sasha malwa dakara bukoba McCullough, what do you learn from this? There will 12 days
12 days of interruption 12 days the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is now as in his, as an agony, and probably in so anxious to see what's coming next.
Imagine that, and I want each and every one of us here in this, this I messages, and those are watching and listening to us. I want you to take that moment with yourself. Imagine that moment when you one time felt that you've been forsaken.
That like what's happening, Why me? Why is this going, you know, to the world, why the people in Yemen in Philistine or the people in Indonesia, or in China or this space. So that is why as the Muslims in America going through this right now, the sister who have been, for example, hit on her head in Dallas, or this is who has gone through this trial and difficulties. Why this why that everybody is having a story that justifies their agony diversifies their their worries or their concerns. And here's the Prophet sallallahu Sallam for 12 days, has been waiting for revelation, and it wasn't coming down. Put yourself in his position, how would you feel about it?
You will be the most anxious of all. You know why? Because that's communication he was receiving was divine.
Allah, his creators have had on what Allah after long term of darkness brought him light. And suddenly that light that is now shining, his life is no longer there, at least in his understanding, or maybe the understanding of the machine. They feel now that the Prophet Allah Subhana, Allah has left him, which means whatever he was seeing, it's gone
how much concern people would have in these 12 days. And other people might be going through difficulties for three days or two days or five days. And some people believe it or not, just for a few hours.
Like some people that text me and email me says, you know, my spouse, my fiance, my this My dad has not has been responded to me. And I've been trying to contact them I said, How long has this been going on for? Because for a couple of days?
like wow, a couple of days is becoming for them like couple of of centuries, because that separation brings so much anxiety 12 days professors and had to deal with, with divine revelation that coming down for him, what could be going through his mind and the mind of other people. And then Allah says to him, I swear to you by the brightness of the morning, mouth well lately that suggests when the darkness of the night Come, that will take over everything. I swear to you, Mama dakara buco makalah, that your Lord has not forsaken you and he had not deserved to you.
That's what the professor said was given.
So what we'll learn from this all about su they say, Allah subhana wa tada in this third ayah, Mauer, dakara bukoba makalah even in the time of darkness, even if the term of darkness doesn't mean that Allah is not there.
If you cannot see him, does not mean is not there.
If you don't see it, the way you think it should be, because some people what they want to see from Allah azza wa jal signs that is meaningful to them.
Allah needs to communicate with me in a way that is meaningful to me. What I see around me, is not meaningful to me, especially in time when people are developing their own personal belief systems about what's supposed to be justice. what's supposed to be right and wrong. what's supposed to be godly thing, an ungodly thing. We are making our own laws of nature and laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala we tried to force it Allah azza wa jal, and we things are not running the way Allah subhana wa tada plans to be as part of the test for us in this dunya we didn't realize he must be absent are not there at all. And Allah Salinas and attended the Prophet salla, salon malwa dakara, buco,
makalah No, no, no, no.
It doesn't mean he's not there. He's there.
And there is a Listen to me. Listen to you listen to everybody. That Listen, when things go dark. What do I need to do? A lot is telling me he's there. So what is my job? My job is just to look for the stars in the sky.
You know, when the night becomes darker and darker and darker,
the stars becomes brighter and brighter and brighter.
And they're tiny little things in the sky. But in essence, they're huge and massive. And Allah put them there for us a source of guidance. So when things go
Darker and darker and darker, I don't have to look for the sun because it's night anyway, I need to look for the stars, to the bright spots, something positive I can look into, I can see that could relate to. That's what I need to be looking for in this life. When people they want to force the hand of Allah Subhana, Allah Allah to make the cutter go in their favor of the favor of people they favor, whatever that is, you stop seeing the brightness of the skies and rise of the stars, because now you're looking for the sun that doesn't exist at that moment. That's part of the last plan.
Instead, I should be looking for these tiny little dots of lights.
Those tiny little dots of light can save your life if you're traveling in the desert, or if you're traveling in the ocean in the sea. Allah subhana wa that spoke about the stars in the Quran. And he put them there for what guidance
by which we navigate in the darkness of the Knights of Han Allah and the darkness of life. Allah has put in place for us so many beautiful, bright spots. I just need to open my eyes and open my heart to see them.
That's what Allah says Maota akara buko mipela here in forsaken, you didn't leave you alone. He's there. He's there.
And then Allah Subhana Allah and the Prophet sallahu wa salam and de la Sol wahlen. Farah to hieron laka. Mina Lula. He says, I know what and the Hereafter is better for you than the first life. That is the common translation of the ayah. But mufa cylinder Allah they say, Allah says, Well, here are two khayrallah camera oola which means what it's coming is probably better for the better for you than what has already passed. And what does that mean to me in terms of darkness, terms of difficulties, terms of trials, stop crying about what happened, and look for what's coming.
Stop whining about the past, it might be hurtful. There's no doubt about it. And we shouldn't be heard. That's okay. Even the prophet SAW someone's agonizing when the prophet SAW some didn't have real communication. He was agonizing. But he never lost faith and never lost hope. sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he kept looking forward to the future. Not agonizing about the past. And hirola stealing us. Well, here are two hydrolock Amina Lula, what is coming is much better what it has passed. Why soon, because I have no control over the past. I can't, it's over. And you know what, I cannot change I cannot even predict the future in any way. I have no control over the future. I have
control over what I can today. And what I can today, by the grace of Allah azza wa jal, and by the color of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I can make it brighter, and we can make it better for myself and for others.
So Allah is teaching us that in the darkness of the night, after great times that you spend in your life. It doesn't mean Allah Subhana has left you alone. He's there. Look for the bright spots. And as you look for the bright spot, not for the light of the sun, you can see through and you remember what you live in what you're leaving behind, is is actually not better than what you're going to see in the future. Just have trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah said so the following year, he tells us well, so far you're too caught up buka Furtado,
Allah, so give you He will give you a soprano with that. He will give you until you're pleased until you're satisfied. He didn't say until you're happy. He said until you're pleased until you're satisfied until you content because with contentment comes happiness and joy.
Whatever Allah decrees for you, he told you that's better than what you missed. So be content, be happy with it. And you will see that you can be and you can control of your joy and your happiness you can have control of it. If you truly feel content with Allah subhanho wa Taala judgment for you because he promised what a sofa erotica, he shall give you until you please until you're satisfied. And then he gave us an example of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. He said so Allah says upon what Allah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he gave three examples to the prophets, Allah Salah elemi educate him and for our
he told the Prophet sallallahu Sallam remember don't forget, don't forget about the past, how the future became better than what you missed his enemy aged care team and for our he found you an orphan and he gave you shelter. He took care of you, especially in a culture where orphans are the weakest link of the society and they can be taken advantage of and they can vanish and no one would care about them.
And the last step in the process selasa your orphan you had absolutely no shelter, no protection. I gave it to you. Sometimes as Muslims live in this society in this country, we feel orphans.
We will orphans will lie. A Muslim within the Muslim community you can feel orphan sometimes, and the lessons I'll give you shelter.
The orphan there was mentioned this ayah Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam Allah says I gave you Shelton
and Allah subhanho wa Taala said to him, what was it called La Land for Haida and you found you lost, not misguided, found you lost. And I'll show you the way I gave you the guidance was on the Prophet Salah Salem wondering about the nature of this life, the nature of this world. He was in the mountains for days and nights in the darkness of that cave, and then a loss of how that I showed him the way
so sometimes we need to think about that. I'm lost in this world. Well, I am lost in this world without a loss of blessing and guidance and these bright spots in the darkness of the night. By the grace of Allah that He plays for us there in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallahu wa sallam and the signs of this world. Without this will be misguided.
So we need to look for these bright spots that shows us the way we'll just call Berlin further. And he told the Prophet salaallah sama Raja Dhaka Elan Fatima And He found you pool and he gave you wealth he provided for you. So Matter of fact for us Anna doesn't necessarily mean wealth only the LM after see they say the two meaningful it the Prophet Salah Salem, he was in this island which means he had basically he was poor probably. And Allah has given him has given him a lot of the things that he has given him monetary, you know sustenance through his wife haritha first rhodiola terranova and then all what came afterwards of the treasures of the world. But then was more
important for him. He gave him something much more precious, which is the Rena neffs the contentment of the heart. With all the riches that it was in his hand sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was preferring the asset over the dunya it didn't affect his love and his manners, no matter how wealthy he got financially. It didn't change who he was. So a lot of law he was at MIT, it revealed to the world who he was Salalah how it was set up that honest man, Assad qu al Ameen. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the truthful, be honest. Then Allah azza wa jal now speak and by the way, before I get to this point, Paula, she has never been to me Rahim Allah to speak about this orphan. Rasulullah
sallallahu wasallam he says this orphan, mela dunya Masha Allah knows his name, his life, his achievement filled the whole world. I made the whole world busy speaking about him. So what delay was that I wanted until this world until this time, and then Allah as usual. Now after speaking to the Prophet sallallahu said about the three things first, he was your team, orphan, I gave you a shelter. You were lost. I show you the way and you were poor. I gave you I gave you so much. Whether it's financial guidance, friends, support, everything that you can think of, if you have that contentment in the heart, I will provide for you. Then he said to us for call for Emelia tema, Fela
Ducker reminding us of the Prophet selasa. Because you are orphan,
do not overcome with power, the orphans of this world. If Allah has given you power, has given you a strength. Don't use this against these less fortunate ones. Think about them, and help them out. And maybe you remember Allah subhanho wa Taala has given me this power has given me the shelter with him. So I'll give them and he says, Well, I must say, Isla, Fela tanhaji, the one who asks,
don't scold him away from you? And the remedy says, sir, and here comes, you know, in comparison to Allah saying, Well, what what was
your last an issue the way because those who ask, they might be asking for money as poor people, and asking for guidance.
And this is more important than asking for money because money they might be feeding their body, but questions and source of guidance asking for sustenance for their soul, which is much more important. That's why the element is say, essential here. The beggar not just don't who begs for food, the one who begs for information, for the way for guidance, and that's much more important. And the last one, Allah subhana wa does remind the Prophet sallallahu sallam, you were poor, and I made you wealthy and I gave you Allah says, Well, I'm mature because I had this as for the Blessings of your Lord, speak about them.
There was a command for the Prophet salaallah sama, he kept speaking about himself.
And it's an order for you and I, that we also appreciate the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. As long as there is no fear of Rhea no fear of showing off or or nullifying our deeds. remind the people
About the blessing that Allah Subhana has given you so hamdulillah Allah given us so much, I don't even know where to start from. You don't have to mention everything that you do everything that you have, but keep reminding the people that you appreciate a lot of blessings under laws now, mighty brothers and sisters, what do have a lady either sagia this is how you start your life, not just your life
no matter how bright things go, doctors are gonna come at some point. I have no choice in that. You know, what do you like the night or not? Who cares about the answer? It's gonna come anyway. What matters is that you prepared for it and the law says, After that Bob Riders of the morning, darkness will come. But remember that Allah subhanho wa Taala is always that he did not leave you he had not forsaken us of Hannah would Allah look for these bright spots and follow them? No matter how difficult past the past was. The future will be brighter in sha Allah Baraka Allah, may Allah make our future battery honorable alameen aku Cody had ever stopped for Allah Halima. Welcome, what is MC
and hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam
ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira mama but mighty brothers and sisters, Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, Allah azza wa jal, Allah Almighty subhanho wa Taala he is the light of the heavens and the earth. Look for this light.
You look for this light, you can't see it, open your eyes. When my eyes are open and open the eyes of your heart and the eyes of your mind, maybe your anger, maybe you're upset about something that happened in your life that is not helping you with anything. It's making it darker for you. How about you just let go. And you submit to it. And let's move forward because Allah subhanho wa Taala he's there. He had never didn't leave you. But maybe for something that is better for you look for these signs, signs as Allah subhana wa says in a Serato mustafina strikes, the straight path is there. And the last con on what Allah He always sends someone for us to guide us in Santa Monica
Coleman had you only deliver and allow guide. So we deliver we hit the delivery, we hit the statement from people and just see the guidance through these words. And the purpose of as I mentioned the Hadith and there is always wildlife, you can be cool every moment. There is always a reminder in our hearts that always remind us about that which is good. Sometimes tests and trials can be actually some of these spotlights some of these bright lights in our life. We need to see this as a maybe a reminder, as Allah subhanaw taala says rasa and Takahashi and Virgil Luffy hadn't come here perhaps as a reminder for you. Maybe you see so much better than through this. But a lot
tells you that this probably was better for you than what what you lose in the past, again might not necessarily be better than the future but you have to accept the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah azza wa jal says, well, Medina dah dah, dah dah, home Buddha, whatever, taqwa home and those those who actually receive this guidance, Allah subhanaw will give them more and more of that guidance. So you need to seek that guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala. not turning away from Allah azza wa jal On another note, I would like to just maybe shed light on one thing that is happening in Indonesia these days of Halla, the community over there has been struck with a lot of
calamities and hamdulillah we've been blessed over here. They've been they've been struck with with tsunami after tsunami after tsunami people just kind of while they're recovering, they're been hit with something new. And Subhanallah of all what's going on. I know it's some dark moments for the people over there. But this could be a bright moment for us over here.
If this is dark for them, let's show them the light that we can help them out to shut off the water cooler de la mala man Phantom when finally my lantana in the country. rollingwood Hakeem Allah Martin fusina taqwa was a Kia antihistamines aka Antonio como la la la la Malaika saloon Allenby yeah yo Latina amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam with us Lima Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallahu man hola Rashida Viva Kumara was mana Valley one salsa sabotage main woman. Wb illuma Dean, welcome to salon