Always Having Hope

Yasir Qadhi


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hamdulillah we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala for He alone is worthy of praise. We praise him for having guided us and created us. We praise him for having gifted us the gift of Islam. We praise him for every single blessing he has given us, the blessings we recognize, and the blessings we do not recognize. And we asked him to send his Salatin Salaam upon the one who was sent as attending the mean. Dear Muslims, Allah subhanho wa Taala has reminded us to be conscious of him throughout the origin for he says, Yeah, you have Latina Amano, taco la porta potti wa Mouton in our anti muslim on

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the times that we live in. It is inevitable that the situation sometimes overwhelms us. Sometimes we become sad feelings of despair. We look at the reality

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tease of the pandemic of the economic situation of the politics of Islamophobia. And it is very easy to fall into sadness to fall into a sense of where's the hope in all of this. And it is at times like this, that we have to remind ourselves of one of the pillars of our faith, one of the pillars of eemaan, which is explicitly mentioned in the Quran. And the Arabic term is very important as well, even though Unfortunately, not many of us are aware of it. And that is the term arogya, the term of Raja the concept of a Raja is a fundamental pillar of a man and it is linked in our belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it means that we are optimistic and we think the best thoughts about

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Allah subhana wa Tada. It means that we have a positive yearning. That's what Raja means you're expecting the best, you're hoping for the best. This concept of Raja it is so important that Allah subhana wa tada has described it as a characteristic of Eamon, your junella hero, they have the origin of the hero, your June urashima topic, they have Raja of dorama of Allah subhana wa Tada. And in fact, we should also learn from this era, one of the greatest setbacks for the Muslim community was the tragedy of offroad. It was a tragedy that literally caused a shock amongst the Sahaba It was a tragedy that did cause despair, to set into the ranks of the Sahaba. And the La xojo reminded them

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cheered them up, gave them comfort in sort of Milan, and one phrase he said that when he knew don't give up hope what I said Oh, don't feel sad. And then Allah xojo describes how can you be sad? What sort of June I mean Allah Hema, your June when you have a job with a law, and they have no right job with a law, literally, in a time of catastrophe. In a time of sadness. Allah subhana wa tada said to the believers, how can you feel the same as those others the kurush How can your philosophy be the same when you have a job in a law and they don't have a job in Allah subhanho wa Taala so what does it mean to have a job? And what are the categories of a job? And what happens when we have this

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concept of our job in Allah subhana wa Tada. That will be some brief points of today's

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webinar km defines our job as thinking or believing that the vastness of Allah's mercy is going to have an impact on you to have a man in the vastness in the Sierra of dorama of Allah subhana wa Tada. And to believe that Allah Zahra hammer will be manifested in your life. That is what Raja means. And in fact, in one passage, he says that Raja is linked to a man in a law because he asks a rhetorical question, no one or he says How can anybody who knows Allah's names and attributes not be optimistic? How can anybody who understands that Allah is Rahman and Allah is Rahim and Allah is Alberto and Allah is Karim and Allah is unaware of sin. Ignore him says, How can anybody who knows

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these names, not be optimistic at all good coming from Allah subhana wa Tada. It is in the nature of the Divine to be good and merciful. So when we believe in the names of the Divine, when we believe in Allah subhana wa tada automatically that should bring about a feeling of positive energy, a feeling of optimism, and that is why Raja is linked with a man in a law. If you know who Allah is, you will be optimistic, simple as that if you understand the names and attributes of Allah, you will always look and think positive of the future. And there are many categories of our job and in today's world, but we'll mention only five Of course, there's more than these, but there are five

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primary categories of a job, the first of them are job, to expect a large reward for our good deeds. If we gave some charity we have a job that Allah is going to accept and grant us His blessings. If we are good to other people. If we are praying and fasting, any good deed that we do, we have Raja that Allah azza wa jal will bless us. And of course, the highest manifestation of this Raja is to have Raja in Allah's genda to have a job that Allah is going to give us genda every one of us without exception dear Muslims, every one of us should have the hope.

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of entering gender. Do not give that hope of no matter how sinful you are, because Allah nature is to forgive I gave it What about two weeks ago go back to that hold but we should have Raja hope that Allah is going to forgive us and again and grant us gender. The second category of Raja already mentioned it briefly and that is that Allah shall forgive our sins. The first category, Allah shall bless our good deeds, Allah will reward our good deeds. The second category of Rajab, Allah shall forgive our sins, and I gave a hookah to three weeks ago about how important that principle is that yes, every believer should have a hope of Allah's mercy never give up hope in the Lord's mercy for

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forgiveness. So the first two categories that you want Allah to bless you for good deeds, and you want to love to forgive your sins. This is something that is fundamental to our Eman in Allah subhanho wa Taala the third category of Rajab the third category of our job, and this is the agenda of the elite of the pious of the righteous that a jar of those that have the highest level of Eman. The third category is Raja in the meeting of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Looking forward to meeting Allah subhana wa tada the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said men have balika Allahu Allah who they call who whoever loves to meet Allah, Allah loves to meet him. The Quran tells us that Allah

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aka June they are hoping for that they are caught with their Lord. They want to look forward to meeting Allah subhana wa Tada. They're excited to meet Allah subhana wa tada and that is the job of the ultra pious, the more sin the Motoki, that a jar of those who are in sha Allah to either they've reached a level of human they're confident, even as they fear of course the opposite. They're confident that I'm looking forward to Jenna, I want to see Allah subhana wa Tada. That is the job of the highest category. The fourth and fifth categories origin of this world, the first three are more religious, the fourth and fifth are of this dunya. The fourth category of Raja is Raja, when you

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make dua for something, you have an optimistic attitude that Allah is going to give you what you asked for. Okay, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Never make dua to Allah, accept that you are certain that Allah will give you what you're asking for this is our job, you have a certain is that I know Allah is going to answer my da that is the highest form as well that you are having this added to that how can the semir hear my drop? And how can the rock man see my need? And how can the carry him be asked and not give me from his gun? So we make do with the utmost Raja, we want a loss response. And we're confident that Allah subhana wa, tada will respond to our da, this is the

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fourth category of our job. And the final category of our job is to expect our difficult situation to become easy to expect our situation right now. Whether it's job, whether it's family, whether it's the pandemic, whatever it might be, but you have optimism and Raja, that the current climate that you're in whatever it might be the problem you're facing the crisis that is troubling you that inshallah Tada, it will change soon. If not today, tomorrow, if not tomorrow, the day after tomorrow and you constantly have Raja, that your negative will become a positive and your cause for despair will become a cause of hope and your grief will become happiness. There is an always never ending

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source of optimism coming from the heart of the believer. Why? Because the believers optimism comes from his Iman in Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And this is something that even the Quran mentions this category of a job that in the context of certain Surat that Allah says if the parents asked you have your wealth and you don't have that wealth, right, then the Koran says that way my two children and home of de la hemmati mirrabooka tell you, if you have to turn away, not able to give your parents what they're asking for, but you're still hoping tomorrow Juha that Allah will give it to you later on meaning the concept here is you don't have the money and your parents are in wanting some money

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from you. So the Quran is saying if you have to turn away from them do so gently. Don't be nasty and say I don't have anything to do with gently say inshallah, it will come and then Allah says, If you met me, Rebecca taboo, you're still wanting Allah Rama and you're hoping Allah will give you that risk that you don't have right now. And that is our job for this world out a job for an increase in your paycheck or a jar for your bank account to go up and allow uses the term or a job and Allah says Don't worry, have Raja you will get it and you'll be able to give to your parents in shallow data. But don't be mean

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Nasty when you cannot give it that time. So Raja is not only allowed, it is explicitly linked to our current situation, to depressing scenarios, to financial problems to grief and worries in our marriage, whatever it might be. Our Imani and Allah subhanahu wa taala tells us that we should have a job. And of course there are many benefits of our job and of them. Obviously, when we have our job, we become optimistic about life itself, about anything that happens we're optimistic that inshallah tomorrow is going to be better. It gives us a sense of positive energy or a job as well. It helps us in our worship, it drives us forward to do good deeds, it drives us to make dua to Allah

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subhana wa tada to ask for Allah's forgiveness over all that makes you a better human being in every aspect of life, in your rituals in your goodness to other people in your optimism with Allah subhana wa tada in coping with the stress of this world Rajat brings about nothing but good in every aspect of life. And of course, most importantly, Raja brings about a love for Allah subhana wa tada and tawakkol in a law and a constant wanting to ask Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So Raja, do you have brothers and sisters is one of the fundamental pillars of our faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala. So much so that many of our early scholars they said that Allah azza wa jal is worshiped based upon

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three emotions of hope. Well hope what Raja that we worship a lot because we love a lot. We worship a lot because we're fearful of his punishment. And we worship a lot because we're hopeful in Him and His mercy. That is how important that is. It becomes one of the top pillars and motivational factors of our Eman and worship and Allah subhana wa tada May Allah azza wa jal bless me and you will send through the Koran and may He makers of those who is vs. They understand and applies halal and haram throughout our lifespan. I asked all those forgiveness years, we'll ask him for his love of food and the ramen.

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hamdulillah All praise is due to a law, the one and the unique. He it is that we worship and it is his aid that we seek. He is the Lord of the oppressed, and the one who answers the door of the week. The Muslims, the term Raja is a very accurate term. And it is in contrast to other terms that are not positive, for example, to many or even an orderly abdomen that is not used in the Quran, generally speaking to describe to describe this reality and concept. What is the difference between the right job and between other such terms like other versions of hope you're all aware that Arabic is a vast language and the same adjective in English, one language, one word in English has maybe 10

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in Arabic, right? you're all aware of this. So why did Allah use the term but our job and not use, for example, too many, because Raja is a conviction that brings about a change in one's actions. And to many in the Arabic language, it is simply a thought that doesn't actually bring about a change in your life. And we shouldn't just have too many without having some action based upon that. Right. So the point being, that when you actually have Raja in Allah subhanho, wa Taala, when you have genuine Raja, it is going to impact your lifestyle is going to have a difference. And this is in contrast to the one who does nothing. Let's say that he's living a very sinful lifestyle, right? He doesn't do

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out make up, he doesn't pray, he doesn't do anything. And then you go to and say, Oh, I have Raja that Allah will forgive me. No, this is not a job. This is a foolish desire. Raja means your actions are demonstrating you have a true hope. And if you truly hopeful it will demonstrate in your connection with a lump in your constant asking for forgiveness in your doing of good deeds, because you want a lot to reward you go back to the five categories of Rajat, right, every one of those categories is going to impact your life, you're going to be doing good deeds, expecting a lot to reward you, you're going to be asking forgiveness, expecting a lot to forgive you. You're going to

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be thinking about piano and the day of judgment and wanting to meet Allah subhana wa Tada, that's the concept of exam, you're going to be making dua to Allah and overall you're going to have a positive attitude in life, right? That is the term that I jot and that's why it's used in the Quran and Sunnah and asked for the term too many and other such terms, then those terms in and of themselves do not have the implications of what we are talking about. Therefore, we have to differentiate between mere abstract concepts of desire and genuine yaqeen that Allah xojo is Rahman Rahim and Kareem and manaan, that Allah azzawajal will cause the positive change

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And that will bring the change in your life dear Muslims insha Allah to Allah we make dua to Allah that tomorrow will be better than today that the pandemic is going to wind down that the vaccines will be effective we have that yaqeen we have that positive Raja inshallah tada we are hopeful that soon our massage it will be packed like they used to be we'll be praying in the main hall again we open to allow it to either we pray inshallah tada that soon soon we're going to be back to normal and life is going to go back to normal. That's what Rajat means and it gives us hope every day and every night. It makes us better people, better Muslims, better humans better citizens in every

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aspect that causes a positive impact in our lives. And the more we know Allah subhanho wa Taala the more our job is going to be May Allah make us of those who have perfected their Raja Aloma in the dying for a mineral allama Devon FL yummy them and he loves pasta, Wareham Manila ferrata Villa Dana de la kobita. Weather Maria one Elijah feta when I see it on Elijah SATA allama, Filipina one in La Nina several una de man what a treasure alumina xinlei Latina Amano robina in Nakuru for Rahim Allah whom are easily cinema will muslimeen Allah whom isn't Islam I want to say mean Allahumma Israel Islam I will Muslim in a law home at Aradhana or other Islam and Muslim in a suit in February Lubin

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