Channel: Yasir Qadhi
In liue of the COVID Crisis
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all praises due to a loss of Hannah huzzah Allah, we praise Him we seek His help We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of our souls and the consequences of our actions. Indeed whomever Allah guides, none can misguide. And whomever Allah misguides none can guide him to the straight path. bear witness and I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship other than a law, and that Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the final prophet and messenger of Allah. Allah has commanded us in the Quran to be conscious of him when he says yeah, you hola Dena Armando tapa la haka to potty he wallet mo tuna Illa, one to Muslim moon. Oh, you who believe have Taqwa of Allah the way that he
deserves, and do not die, except in a state of submission. Dear Muslims, in sudo.
Allah explains to us one after the other sadhana Illa oma may mean public, we have sent many nations to prophets to nations before you and we have sent upon them punishments and calamities, so that they may turn back to us. And then Allah says and this will be our foot buffer today, fellow hula is home but sooner for Barbara who will act in concert Oh boy, whom was this
Another homeless shelter Roma county we are doing. Three things are mentioned, memorize these three things because we are living in a time of punishment. Allah is asking, Allah is asking why, when the punishment came down? Did they not humble themselves and turn to us? Why did they not humble themselves in front of us, but instead, their hearts became hard? Cause such Kuru go home and shake on made their deeds seem beautiful to them. Three things are mentioned. Let us be careful that we are not guilty of any of these three things during this plague. Number one, Allah says, When our calamity came down, why didn't they call out to us in humility tabara in Arabic means to humble in
prayer. tadagra needs to be seated in a state of humility. Allah is saying when the punishment comes down, they should have turned to us they should have made to our to us, they should have prayed to us in a state of penitence in a state of Toba in a state of humility. But instead what happened instead? What did they do? Their hearts became hard. What does it mean their hearts became hard. It means they saw a sign after sign, and they did not pay heed. It means they could see what is happening in front of them, but they ignore the reality. Dear Muslims, are we blind to what is going on our lives before this calamity. It looks like a dream. The freedom that we had to walk in public,
to meet people to go to the airports to travel, the freedom to have family over our economic success. Everything has been taken away between morning and afternoon immediately a lost power came down how quickly a lot manifested how weak the creation is. Indeed we are weak and Allah is alpha we we are here and Allah is Allah honey, how quickly Allah demonstrated our technology, our achievements, our advancements mean nothing in front of the might of Allah, how quickly that was demonstrated, our lives seem like an illusion that we used to live and we are now living in an alternative reality. We don't even know when that change will come. We don't even know the
repercussions of the post COVID world we have yet to see what is going to happen. Follow law in the Jehovah sunako while I can kosaku boom, instead of humbling ourselves. Mankind generally speaking has become hard hearted. We cannot afford to be hard hearted. We cannot afford that our hearts become callous. Our hearts are supposed to be soft. And what does the softness of the heart mean? It means we humble ourselves in front of a law we recognize that we have committed transgressions and sinned. We recognize that as a society we have failed. We recognize that for too long, too much injustice has been happening to publicly with no one challenging these in justices. We have to be
honest enough in our own lives. Even if society does not see what is going on. At least let us as Muslims repent to Allah have a soft heart, and then be careful that shavon does not make our actions in pleasing to us. What does it mean was he and Allahumma chef Alma Academy I'm alone, it means shaytaan deluded them into thinking that their lifestyles were okay into thinking that they were not a problem. The issue is not within them. shavon made them feel arrogant and made them comfortable with their actions with their sins with their lifestyles. And then instead of blaming themselves, they blamed other people. So Allah is saying, Don't be like that. Don't be like that. Turn to me in
penitence and humility. Pray to me with a heart full of repentance. Be careful that your hearts do not become hard. Your heart shouldn't be soft, and the softness of the heart means you're spiritually aware. A softness of the heart means you understand what is going on. You understand the precarious situation you understand death is around us. Everyone amongst us has lost family and friends in this last few months, everyone amongst us, we know people that we don't know who is going to be next. We don't know who the next person is going to be. And yet still there are people amongst us whose hearts are hard still there are people they're not returning back to Allah subhanho wa
Taala says boo boo. This is exactly what the hardness of the heart is what will make us wake up and realize what will make us returned back to Allah subhanho wa Taala was a anila who was shot on we don't want shade on to make us feel that our lifestyles were okay, not at all. Every one of us collectively and individually. We need to turn back to a law, our lifestyles during this plague our spiritual
during this crisis cannot be the same as it was before this crisis. It is impossible for the movement to live through a calamity and not turn back to Allah. How can our prayers not to be more How can our dryer not be more spiritual? How can our Koran not be doing more? How is it possible that we see all that is going on? And it is not affecting our Salah our Why isn't our charity even more? Let not shaytaan come between us and between the repentance of Allah subhanho wa Taala three things brothers and sisters memorize them from this verse number one, when the calamity comes, we turn back to Allah with humility with penitence with Toba. Number two our hearts have to become soft
we don't become hard hearted and number three our actions our lifestyles cannot remain the same shaitan cannot delude us into thinking that it's not our fault everything is okay no our lifestyles and actions was a an Alicia photo Matt Gunn who yeah Maroon our Iman has to change during this calamity and crisis. And if all of that changes, then even if death comes to us than at hamdulillah is the death of a martyr. The one who is lost is not the one who dies because of the crises. The one who is lost is the one who is not awakened because of this crisis. The one who is lost is the one who remains blind throughout all of this that is the one who is lost. As for the one who become
spiritually aware as for the one who returns back to Allah, that is the winner even if he dies now because if he doesn't die now he'll die tomorrow you'll die next year, death is inevitable. So do not think that this crisis is in and of itself a punishment to every one of us. It is a collective punishment, but individually we can become successful if we do these three things. Number one, turn back to Allah number two have a soft heart And number three, change our actions in our lifestyles. May Allah Subhana Allah bless me and you within through the Koran May he make us of those who it's versus they understand who implemented halal and haram throughout their lifespan. I asked a lot of
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the Quran also tells us that one of the issues related to the hardness of the heart, one of the issues that causes the hardness of the hearts and one of the solutions to the hardness of the heart is the absence and the doing of Vicar IE those who don't do a vicar of Allah, their hearts become hard, and those who constantly do Vicar of Allah, then their hearts become soft. Allah subhana wa tada says, For ye learn Lil Yachty boo boo decorilla woe to those whose hearts have become too hard to even do Vicar of Allah. Notice how lick it is linked the hardness of the hearts with the remembrance of Allah the two are inversely proportional. The more you remember a lot, the less hard
Your heart is, they are inversely proportional, the more thicker you do, the softer your heart, the less vigor that you do, the harder the heart. So during this time of crisis during this time of COVID, during this time of play, during this time of death, let every one of us be constant in our Vicar of Allah. Let our tongues be constantly moving with subpoena law with an hamdulillah with La ilaha illallah wa Taala but let us constantly be doing something that will remind us of Allah the Quran is dicker Salah is dicker every single act of worship is thicker. So during this time, let us make sure our hearts remain soft by constantly remembering our Creator reciting his book, praying to
Him, exalting him glorifying him, a man came to the Prophet sallallahu either he was seldom and said, O Messenger of a law. I have embraced Islam, Allah at a late stage of my life, and I don't have the energy of your younger companions, I don't have their energy, give me one good deed. If I were to do that deed, I could reach the status of these companions who have been Muslim for so long and done so much. Give me one good deed. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam held on to his tongue. And he said, I command you to constantly move your tongue with the vicar of a law for that is the best deed you can do. The one D that you can catch up to those younger Sahaba that have salah
and tahajjud and other things. It could be decree law he for in the hula, Merci de la who I command you to do Vicar of Allah.
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