Channel: Yaser Birjas
Sh Yaser Birjas spends this Jumuah khutbah talking about how despite the results of the election and all the negativity being passed around social media, Allah is always with us and that alone should be enough for us to remain positive despite the situation. Smiling is Sunnah. Optimism is Sunnah.
November 18, 2016
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I guess by the second week right now since the election, most of us if not all of us now tired with politics, sort of hearing about what's going to happen, predicting what's the future going to look like? Probably we have every single day as you see a new nomination comes out a new selection that comes out for the cabinet, next door of people wondering what direction this country is going to be heading to.
I'm tired as you are guys thinking or looking into politics. I think it's about time that we take a little bit break. Because this is over now. What's going to happen is going to happen. But for us, what do we need to do? How should we look at these things right now? How should in this moment? How should my state of mine look like and be in this day and also in the future and as a Muslim? as a Muslim? I believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala we mentioned that last week that we believe that everything happens by the will of Allah azza wa jal. Yes, humans are the elements, the factors that make these things go that direction, but nothing happens outside of the will of Allah subhanho wa
Taala. So what do we need to look for? We need to look for optimism.
We need to look for the good and whatever comes out. And whatever is happening now. Whatever is gonna happen tomorrow. We need to be optimistic. Why is that? Because optimism and being actually hopeful is soon of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam I want you to be hopeful.
I want you to have the good the good assumption. personal vision, the latter barakaatuh Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam canajoharie
the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he always loved and felt and what was unfurl? alpha is a sense of optimism. But summarize at that time, and this hadith would kill him to a good word.
Meaning in difficult times, we can keep whining about what happened, what's gonna happen from the from the bad to worse to the worst forever. But what we need to hear in this moment is what and Kelly was a good word. That's what I need to hear right now from you. I am worried as much as you are. That doesn't mean we now start kind of like reflecting our fiza one anxieties over one another. Instead, we need to start focusing on being positive and being hopeful and moving forward. That's the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I know it's very hard and difficult every time you go to social media. And you say what people posting on Facebook or posting in the news and
sharing under groups of incidents of hate happening here and there. It scares everybody.
Even though they might be these incidents might be just a small proportion of what's going to happen with what's everything's happening around us. Still, a lot of people they magnify this and they focus on that which is bad and worse. And it's sooner to be hopeful. I want you to be hopeful. I want you to be optimistic. And those few that few moments right now there's hope. I want you to get out of this mode, and click with me. What does it take for you to be optimistic, and what value you get from that from the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is in the hotel codici in Harrison for the SCI.
Fi Maria rabita Baraka with Allah sacred Hara the prophets are some said Allah azza wa jal says Anna and Devon and Abdi and the runner up Devi, which means I am Allah Subhana saying about himself that he will be there based on your assumption of him.
So what is your What are you assuming of Allah subhanho wa Taala if you assume that Allah azza wa jal has left you out or left you behind, then you're going to end up like this. And if you always assuming that Allah subhana wa Taala is always with you. It is always with you.
One of the most difficult moments in the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he was in his room
when he was leaving Mecca.
On his way to Medina salatu wa salam Ali was a very brilliant, smart and smart plan. They went south, and they stayed him an overcast day for the law of the land in the mountains.
And they had there for a few days, waiting for the pursuit to kind of like fade out and slow down a little bit. But there are those moments over close to the p&l. He said and he mentioned that he was with the prophets Allah some they're just him Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam alone in that cave, small, tiny little cave, if anyone went there, you recognize what I'm talking about. It's not that big action. So the people of Mecca they came and they was kind of like, and I will close the deal when he realized that they are coming and they're climbing to these caves and probably they're going to come close to that. That area. He was so worried.
He was so worried. He was sad. He was turning sad, right Rasulullah sallallahu de moda such a confident heart and mind. He turned to his friend, he turned to his companion because of the
In the law, man. He said to him, don't be sad with us.
We're not alone over here. Allah is with us. He said to him. So what the law was that Imani? And the law has documented and reported this incident for us in the Quran. Why? For me I knew in time like this, we think about it.
Come on, what is worse, what could happen to rostro la casa de Oba Casa de que se Wanda Mashallah Kira makaira came by the opening of the cave.
And they were looking at the currency and they left. So he turned to the Prophet salla said, I'm so amazed. Colorado law will lie. I swear if someone will then look down to his feet who have seen us
for the purposes of tournament says karma Taku What are you gonna say about two people? Allah subhanaw taala is with them.
Like Oh Allah with us. He will change the law of physics, basically to make things happen. Not say a miracle will gonna happen to us in this video. But I'm saying Allah is the one who's in control of everything. subhanho wa Taala and Allah Subhana documented this in the Quran is Yakuza that he has many of whom I feel about India colusa havilah has an in Allah hermana Allah was the third of these two people with them.
And he was with them supporting them, sending them tranquility and peace in their hearts. And then he says, If whom I feel are when they're by themselves alone in that cave, is when he was telling his friend Lata has and don't be sad. Allah is with us. And Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam he lived his life on that principle. That principle is Latta. Hassan Don't be sad. malasadas
will they be difficult moments in your life? Absolutely. Even a messenger went through a lot of difficulties. But what was there what was the slogan in their life lotta has done in the law. hamana Don't be sad. Allah Buddha's Allah is with us as long as you're true to him subhanho wa Taala Allah will be with you
so many people and it's upon us it's so sad when I look at some read some some articles and sometimes you know some messages that been sent and circulate here and there. People are already preparing for doomsday scenario.
Like I said is the end of the world at that gel came out already.
Another word for the end of the world why? Rasulullah Hassan says in the Hadith mancala hola Kanazawa. Hola como. Whoever says that the people are ruined, doomed. The Prophet says he is the first. This person will be the first to be doom and ruin.
And that's not right. should always be optimistic, because that was the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Ghana sallallahu alayhi wa sallam near Djibouti, Djibouti. He was always loved and felt optimism. And that is to have a good word here the good word specifically, during difficult times, to LA he was allamani supah, even sometimes, in one of the most difficult moments, the time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam when he was in Medina, and the Muslims were besieged by 10,000 of the people of of,
of the Arabian Peninsula. They were afraid for themselves, they couldn't even go to relieve themselves. That's how much afraid they were at the time. But still, though, they had confidence that Allah subhana wa tada wooden until one of those moments came to them when they heard that Burnham, Florida, they breached a treaty with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam menos de la hasta la somos word for the oma.
So he sent some of the Sahaba to go and investigate. And when they come back, he said don't declare it out loud. Just give me a hint.
So when they came and they knew that it was true that they broke the tree to the prophets of Allah Salaam. They gave the prophets of Salaam that kind of you know signal that it is true.
The prophets of Allah Sam didn't announce it.
He did announce that when he was so sad, he was so sad. He went into his tent reflecting, thinking to try to see what am I going to do? How am I gonna come out to the to the O'Meara What am I gonna tell them
that now the back door is open.
When there's a chance for these people to come from, from behind, and that is what's going to happen to the Muslims in Medina, but the Prophet salla, Sunday when he came out, it came out, very, very optimistic. Like that moment of sadness, that moment of grief, so much deep grief and sorrow suppiler came out with the great relief.
So it came out saying Allahu Akbar, and the Sahaba when they heard the Prophet xlsm do that this are all given to you. The point is that they all got chewed up right now, and they get excited. And the Prophet says, I'm given the good news that we're gonna win. Like, it doesn't matter. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala is with us. That's what he said, sarwat Allahu wa salam O Allah. So the point is that people they need to always look at the bright side. And it's sooner that you always look at the bright side to pan Allah.
We see that consistently in the life of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam when he was coming back from a tie.
Now look at the moment right now. The Sorolla in Salah Sam left Mecca because people rejected him. They rejected him. And after three years of boycotts, three years of boycott,
and then they still rejected him. They saw the sign with their own eyes. That letter they had in Mecca who was eaten by the insects, except for Bismillah Miss McCullough home, in the name of Allah, and they still did not believe. So the Prophet what he realized is not gonna believe in Makkah, he went out the closest town was a thought. It is best given the 14 days they were the worst, probably, or most difficult time in his commission in his career as a messenger Salawat the law was wrong. That's what he said. They were the most difficult days for him. sallallahu wasallam. Still, though, when he was coming down, when he was coming down, he said salatu wa Salaam, Allah that he is, he was
distracted completely. Completely Stryker, he didn't know what he was going on his way down the mountain salado solo until he can realize he was going in a certain direction coconut oil.
There jabril came to him with the mount with the edge of the mountains. And he said, Give me the order. And I'll finish them for you. Like you want retaliation. I'll give it to
you want to please your heart? I'll give it to you.
Real as a professor lesson was never about that. It's not about winning battles again, he was winning about winning hearts. And that's what I said no, no, I don't do I don't want to do that. Why he said La la la a new regimen a slobby una buena la perhaps are the offspring will be another generation, their worship Allah subhanho wa Taala? What do we know what's going to happen? What do we really know about it? How do you know? That was the outcome of whatever happens in the future it's not going to be the best in Charlottetown but our we are responsible to do our part and do the best of what we can. And we live the results in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
See when it comes to
the MDR from before the Prophet sallahu wa salam as well. They're very hopeful all the time. Musa alayhis salam
Mashallah Sami took him out from Egypt on the way to the sea they blocked and they don't know where to go. So that's it we do.
Kala Kala in Nairobi city, no, no, no, Allah is with me. And he's gonna give me guidance.
As long as you are with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah Subhana Allah will give you guidance.
Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah Allah come for Karna who you who believe. If you have Taqwa of Allah azza wa jal, we have fear of Allah subhana wa the conscious of Allah azza wa jal eh, Allah come for Karna he's gonna give you for con was the miracle for con over here is a crime. This is an intuition for serum. He's going to give you guidance, basically, he's going to give you the instrument the tool by which you know how to make judgments. And that's exactly what people need in most difficult moments of their lives, right.
We know that we have to make a decision right now.
You don't know what decision is but what right now you're gonna have to make that decision. You do this or do that. What do you need? You need guidance. You need help. You need to call a friend problem or ask the crowd in any way I want to make the right decision right? Imagine you always have on your side if you always have that hotline with Allah subhanho wa Taala he's gonna give you guidance whatever decision you make Allah subhana wa tada guide you throw it. Imagine if you have that from Allah subhanho wa Taala
and the sort of use of Allah His Salaam and jacobellis salaam Jacobi lost his eyes crying for the loss of his children still don't want to they went back to Egypt after all what they begun through. He said to them, yeah, but he has so many uses over here.
Dear children, when you go to Egypt, please make sure to look for us when his brother like seriously, after all, they'll be going through an all the difficulties his brother they lost hope
Completely but still this man jacoba sam with this very confident heart. He says please when you go to Egypt look for before you spend his brother. You're gonna find them there. He had in his heart that this is it this probably the moment for him when things get so dark light is going to come back after that. When it gets so dark at night, Dawn will break afterwards. So Jacobi tells his children don't be desperate have Allah subhana wa has mercy wallet as a matter of law. Don't be Don't be desperate at the mercy of Allah azza wa jal
in LA as tomorrow Hola, hola como Catherine? Because those who, who showed desperation of the mercy of Allah azza wa jal, they're just those who are kefalonia deny Allah subhanho wa Taala who don't know Allah azza wa jal, that's what it means.
So in times, like difficult times, instead of just kind of running around and just getting so scared, that's the end of the world. People don't need to have this sense of optimism, and sense of trust and, and sense of, you know, peace and tranquility, trusting Allah subhanho wa Taala, where you just allow as a gel when you have one, any assumption whatever coming next, always think positive.
Because Allah Subhana knows what is best for all of us. And also you have this when you make your draft. A lot of people when they make the draft, they made the DA you know, just in case, I'll just make the draft. Why would you make the DA you make this as if it's answered? As if you're gonna get it right now. That's how you make your draft. so confident that Allah subhana wa Taala answers that you have this has not been this good assumption. Allah subhanho wa Taala when you make some we do something wrong and you repent.
When you repent to Allah subhana wa Taala even though I don't know for sure if it's going to be accepted, but I know for sure that Allah subhanho wa Taala accept repentance, and I need to be I need to go back to Alaska origin and whatever that you do in this dunya What do you offer it for Allah subhanho wa Taala always have hope that Allah azzawajal will accept that from you. Also Subhana Allah, we are being asked even to be optimistic in every moment in our lives, including the last breath. Can you imagine
when someone is just leaving this world, they're leaving behind their loved ones, their families, the joy and dishonor of this dunya but we're still we're commanded that we still need to have good assumption, personal bondable lots of hands on with Allah and the Hadith Rasul Allah is Allah Salman said la mattina hadoken in
no one should leave this world. No one they should leave this world meaning in that moment
unless you have this personal one, that you have this good assumption and hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When the professor said one time he visited a man who was on his deathbed and he asked him
how do you feel? cholera sir Allah, Allah, Allah, Allahu Akbar the newbie. I have so much hope in Allah subhana wa Taala. But I'm still fearful for my what I've done.
Like I wanna I regret what I've done, but I'm still having hope. And Allah Subhana has mercy. The Messenger of Allah said that these two qualities never exist in the heart of someone and this moment, except that Allah subhana wa Taala will give them peace and tranquility and give them safety. And that is also be our attitude in this dunya all along. We continue with having good assumption, personal benevolence of Hannah with Allah, knowing that Allah azza wa jal is in charge. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is in control of Guru Cody ha That was tough for him it will come
through in order for him
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa salam Baraka and Amina Muhammad Ali Salam with the Sleeman kathira.
My dear brothers and sisters,
what benefit do we get, you know, if you're going to have all of that tunnel vision and being optimistic, even the most difficult times, you know, circumstances around you might not be in your favor, it doesn't matter, or it to be optimistic, I need to be hopeful and shallow to barakaatuh. Why is that? Because when you're optimistic every failure that you go through for you, this is just like a reset button. You start from there. And you're gonna have a fresh start. Even though sort of La hasta la Santa Monica, the news at Bono Corrado, they broke the treaty with him, what did he do? He had a fresh start, like he started acting and start working like they don't even exist for about
the last term and making sure that it's actually a new start. Also, when someone is optimistic they become now they have become more resourceful. Why is that because now you know, not limited to one option. You need now to start thinking outside of your norms. This is exactly what that election did to many, many people today.
Those who are part of the system, and other our service system, they also are thinking differently right now suddenly, so they expanded their horizon expanded their views.
on politics and social life and everything and so on, and that's, that's what it is. It's just a wake up call for all everybody. And so when you're optimistic, it's a healthy, it's healthy to be optimistic because when you are so you're a pessimist and you always look down. It's not healthy for your body, for your mind for your soul for your heart, even your Salah is not gonna be done properly. You know, when the lady Shiva she lost her son on the prophets Allah sent him to her grave when she was crying the grip of her son when she was crying, he said call me Allah tala hospital, you know, have faith in Allah azza wa jal and show patience.
And that lady is punished because kinda like she didn't even recognize who was speaking. So she's like,
leave me alone, and you'd have no idea what I've, what I've gone through
and the profit left.
But then once she realized that she came after him, and she said, Well, ah, he might have to, I didn't recognize your sort of law. He said, a sovereign the submittal oola patience at the first strike.
And that's exactly how it is supposed to be. Because it's healthier for you. You think you think straight, you recalibrate, you get your energy back together, you start making good plans, Charlotte, Allah, and your Avada will not be affected at all. You will evaluate your main connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala, which you need the most. And when you're when you're actually optimistic. You start spreading happiness and joy around you basically encourage people
and as an oma, as an oma, we are responsible for another that's why we have an honorable Moreover, Nana Mancha, I'm responsible for safety as well. But how can I do this, the least I could do is actually if I can start spreading this sense of joy and happiness, or at least optimism. I need to do that. Because it's the right choice. And this is my recommendation for all of you. When you leave this football, I want you to smile in the face of each other. Smile, it's sooner. And Subhanallah you know, happiness and joy and that smile itself is contagious.
Have you ever seen these people when they are glued to their screens when they look in their smartphones and they're smiling like what's going on in the world? Everybody's smiling, and there's nothing to smile about, but because they're seeing something that makes him smile. And as an actress muddled
up that screen when they look at you like the mirror for them, when they look at you, they see good vibes. They see joy and happen they see hope. You don't want them to see kind of like complete desperation. So when you leave this whole bunch of low dollar, you make sure that you smile in the face of each and every one that you see on your way out. Aloha Molina, Montana, when finally Montana in the country lallemand Hakeem along Martin fusina taqwa was a canta Herman's aka Antonio como la la la la la la la la casa Luna de Ayala de Namur amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam with us Lima Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa la Mancha Rashid in Abu Bakr
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