Serenity – What Gives You Peace
Channel: Yasmin Mogahed
Series: Yasmin Mogahed - Serenity
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Assalamu alaikum This is Jasmine Mujahid and you're listening to serenity streaming live on one legacy radio, we are doing something a little different today, we have a number of important announcements as well. But today inshallah the topic will be on the question of what gives you peace and I what I want. What I hope today is to have people call in we are taking live calls again today, and sharing and share your inspirational stories share
you know something uplifting, something that that you personally that that gives you, tranquility, that gives you peace and Allah subhanaw taala has told us that if we were to try to count his blessings, we would never be able to do it. So this is a show about celebrating those blessings and sharing them inshallah with others and, and in hopes of inspiring other people as well. And uplifting them. We also are, we are doing something special this week as well, at one legacy radio, just just kind of a little introduction. For those of you who who who aren't aware one legacy radio is a nonprofit organization. And it has recently merged with infocus News and focused news is a one
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You to call in the number again is 714-988-8182 at 714-988-8182. And what we're asking today is for you to share your inspirational stories, what if I were to ask you this question? What gives you peace? Um, what, what inspires you? What what when you are, you know, feeling down or overwhelmed? What are the things that you do? Or the things in your life that bring you up? What are the things in your life that give you peace internally, and, you know, some, there's no, you can also share your stories on the chat box, I would love to have you call in we'd, you know, I think that a lot of people can can benefit from, you know, from your stories. With regards to the membership drive, you
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a nonprofit, it is your any donations are tax deductible, you can contact us at infocus or at one legacy radio and find out the details for that. But you can become a member from from anywhere in the world in child law. Now, in answering this question of what are the blessings that that you find, you know, kind of bring you up when you're down? As we're waiting for others to chime in on that question. I just wanted to share a couple reflections myself. There's, for me, personally, I think that in during one of the most difficult parts of my life, there was you know, you find that there are certain parts of the of the quote, and there are certain verses that speak to you in
certain situations and certain times of your life and they and they serve as that that that inspiration that you need and kind of what gets you through those those parts of your life. And for me personally,
it was this this part in the end where it talked about the the story of Musa alayhis salaam and it's it's something I've shared before in my articles as well. But there's, we were told that when Musa alayhis salaam was was leaving or trying to escape Fishtown and his army, and he was with Benny acetylene. And they got to a point where now they're in front of the Red Sea, and they see these armies approaching them behind this knee, if you can imagine being in that situation.
It's, it's a pretty, it's a pretty intense situation, because you have to realize that fitout Pharaoh was the superpower of that time, he was the tyrant of that time, and he and his army are approaching and in front of many Australian and musala cinemas is the Red Sea. And so you can imagine how trapped they feel at that point and how hopeless the situation really looks in the physical realm. And yet when what we're told in the in the eye is Phelan Machado and Gemma and Carlos have Moosa in Madeira Kuhn, that when they saw the the armies approaching, they saw this situation that people of Musa said we will be overtaken in Alamo dracoon call akella in my robe
beside Dean and musala slam, the tawakkol of Moosa, the fate of Musa he said Kela. Immediately he said, by no means he didn't, he wasn't shaken even by this situation. And that's really, really inspiring to me, because this situation, most people would look at the situation that masayoshi son was in and and say, well, there's no way out, right? And who's going to see a way out of this situation. There's a red sea in front of you, and there's an army behind you, and it happens to be a superpower army. Where's the way out? You know, but Mussolini said I'm his faith and his trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala was so strong, that he didn't even waver he didn't it didn't shake him,
although the situation looked impossible. And he immediately said Kela in my obvious aideen First he rejects that that doubt that the people had the doubt in Allah subhanaw taala because that's what it is. It's a doubt when we think that we're in a situation and there's no way out and we will you know, will never be
saved from that situation or we will never be a less pinata will not make a way out for us. That's doubting Allah Spano. Tata, and that's, that's a deficiency in one's mn and one's trust in Allah. He did not have that even for a moment. And then after that, he he says in my era besides
Indeed in indeed, my Lord is with me and He will guide me through
this story. Just you know, just these ads really, for me personally may have been extremely
extremely inspiring because uh, you know, these lessons that we learned from the hood n are not just stories of course, but they are, they are inspirations for us, they are there to teach us there to keep us firm in those situations where we you know, we may not have Pharaoh behind us and may not have an army chasing us may not have the Red Sea in front of us, but we we have different situations. We have maybe financial situations, we have personal situations, we have situations and and, you know, different types of crises that that also make us feel trapped. Sometimes it's depression, sometimes it's anxiety, sometimes it's loss. And these things they make us feel like
there's no way out, they make us feel like inanimate raccoon, we will be overtaken we have those doubts inside of us that the West WESA the whispering you know, in this case that of Venice valued but that's inside of all of us you know sometimes and and then there's that voice of masala Salaam Kela in a mire of be say hi Dean. Indeed I am, my Lord is with me and He will guide me through so it's it's a reminder to all of us and and I think that when we talk about what inspires us and what uplifts us and what gives us peace, I think there's there's you know, there's few other things that that will be able to do that like the words of Allah subhanaw taala and the gifts of Allah Allah
gives us gifts in a lot of different forms, a lot of different ways and I think this is really the Quran is one of those gifts and all along it was one of those gifts the in the last 10 nights of Ramadan those are you know one of those gifts a lot of data is giving us these gifts to to lift us up into give us that peace and and spotlight in the story of Messiah I personally found that that piece you know and said steadfastness at a time when when I was also you know feeling very shaken. So I you know wanted to share that story that personal story with you and inshallah I hope to hear your stories as well. The number again is 714-988-8182 we will be taking a short break now and when
we return we will open up the lines again for your calls.
Salam Alaikum This is Jasmine Raja head and you're listening to serenity streaming live on one legacy radio. We would like to welcome you guys today inshallah to hopefully what will be an uplifting discussion and we're also asking you to support the radio station on this platform you know of Muslim media, when you click on the become a member at the top of the player, it will direct you to the infocus website as I mentioned in focus has merged with one legacy Radio One legacy radio has the radio side of the media platform and infocus covers the the written the newspaper side of it, but we we are we have emerged as one one organization we hope to expand this this platform for
Muslim media provide a a you know platform by which the voice of Muslims can be heard in the media both for Muslims as well as non Muslims. The the perspective of Muslims is extremely important as we see we live unfortunately in a us you know a time when there's so much hatred and misunderstanding towards Islam and Muslims and and it's extremely, extremely important that we you know that we that we have that that opportunity. We are taking calls today we're talking about. We're talking about what are those things that give you peace when you're feeling down or overwhelmed, what uplifts you and we hope that you can share your stories. The number is 714-988-8182. We have a number of
inspirational stories that were shared in the chat box as well. I will share some of those and we hope to hear from you online on on the call. Colin as well. As a youth I get inspiration from the youth in the cave sort of mid calf. Recently I've been considering whether or not I should wear the hijab My dad is really against my decision.
Saying I won't get married or I'll never get a job.
Or I'll be severely discriminated in school. But I find solace in this that is really beautiful and inspiring. So panela.
And that's exactly what those stories are for. Because what what those ads are for they are, as you mentioned, they're not just stories, but they are lessons for us inspiration for us. Sometimes, we have real you know, we're dealing with situations like you mentioned, where we want to do what Allah subhanaw taala has told us to do, we want, we want something like hijab, and this is this is, you know, this is true that a lot of times sisters face a lot of they face opposition, against the hijab, ironically from their own family members, not even from the society, but from their own home. And it's, it's very hard to, to stand firm against, obviously, when you have the pressure from
within your own home. But this is, this is exactly what what these stories do is it gives you that strength, to be able to say that, no matter what I'm going to, I'm going to worship Allah subhanaw taala we don't worship anything else we don't worship. You know, the people in our in our lives. We don't worship society, we don't worship fashion, we only worship Allah. And Allah says that this is what I'm supposed to be doing, then this is what I'm going to be doing, regardless of what anyone else says. And you know, talking about the specific aspects that were brought up, you know, that guy, again, that's brought up a lot, you won't find a job, you won't get married, you'll be
discriminated against subpoena lights, it's very, very interesting to look at these statements, because we have to ask ourselves, from where does the job come from, from? Where does the provision come from? Where does our career come from? Where does this this spouse, this husband, know, where is this marriage going to happen? And where is it going to come from? And the answer is, everything comes from a law. And so it's very,
you know, I'd say at best, we could call it foolish to think that we are going to disobey and displease the source, and then expect lots of great things to come to us from the source. It is Allah subhanaw taala, who is the source of these things that we want so desperately. And yet, we think that disobeying him doing the opposite of what he's commanded is going to make us more successful. This is a nonsensical, of course. And it's just it's usually an indication that we've forgotten where these things really come from, what is the source of our provision and this job that we want to find what is the source of this husband, that we have this this wonderful husband that we
want to marry? What is the source of these things, it is a loss of Hannah Montana. And it's interesting to see that we would never, if we were in a company, and we really wanted a raise, and we really wanted a promotion, it would probably not be very wise to continuously disobey and continuously anger the boss, if the boss tells you to have a report in by by noon, and you say, Actually, I don't really feel like doing it, or the report, or the boss says, You know, I need this particular task done by tomorrow. And you say, Well, no, I actually didn't really feel like doing that either. And then at the end of the month, you expect to raise, you know, at the end of the
month, you expect a promotion, nobody would, would really do that. And, and so this, but this is what we do with a law, and allows high above any analogy, but this is what we do with a law. And we we Oui, just obey Him, He tells us to do something. And we say, you know, I don't really feel like doing it. And or we, or we, you know, he tells us not to do something and we say we'll actually feel like doing it. And we do that, ironically, because we want to raise, you know, it doesn't make sense. The person who says Well, actually, I'm not really going to do this report, because actually I want to raise it doesn't make sense. And so for us to say we want we want a great job and we want
a great husband we want all these wonderful things from the boss which is a law by disobeying him. Again, it's not it doesn't make sense and it's not it's it's not indicative of a very wise decision. And Allah subhanaw taala knows best. So I am on talk radio. At any time you you log in, and we have
we have serenity streaming live every day Monday through Friday at the same time at 11am. Pacific Standard Time 6pm GMT and we are always on talk radio. What uplifts me when I have stress and depression and when the dunya life of the dunya is taking over my life and it occupies my daily routine. When I realized that I am unhappy with my time management
and in occupy in being occupied by the dunya life. I know that I am already guided by Allah for giving me a time
Cut off. But this is, you know, this is the thing that that often does distract us. He says know that I am already guided by a law for giving me time to reflect. And for to realize that I what I'm doing is wrong and Hanalei utter and I remember this sutra, which helps me all the time, there's no words and how I feel after I read this just and handed it lab. And you know, he, he's right in that, you know, it is Allah subhanaw taala who even is the one who reminds us that we have a problem. And the fact that we remember that we are getting distracted is a blessing from Allah subhana wa Tada. And so we have to thank Allah for that and and turn to him when we are getting distracted and and he
went on to explain that it's we did not expand you This is the ayah from from
chapter 94. We did not expand your Mohammed, did we not? Lm nushrat la casa de rock, did we not expand for you, your breast, and we removed from your burden which has weighed you down.
weight upon your back and raised high for you Your repute, for indeed with hardship will be ease with hardship comes ease.
You know, so in my last video, this is an area that's repeated twice in a row. And it gives you that that sense, that reminder that with every hardship, there's ease and it does not just happened after but it happens with the hardship itself in namale or through Yusra.
Some other people shared some very inspirational stories as well. One person says,
I used to get mad at a law because it feels like he doesn't answer my job, but I found peace after reading this.
It may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows, but you do not know, this ayah calms me.
This is extremely important to sort of that abakada verse 216, asset and crochet and Wilhite on lakum It may be that you hate something, and it's good for you as anti Boucher, and shut up from the coma maybe that you love something and it's bad for you.
Allah knows and we do not know. And this is absolutely what we need to realize. Sometimes we do make to offer something specific. And we think Allah is not answering our da. But this is absolutely wrong. Because Allah answer is all to us. But sometimes it is not in the form that we ask. And the reason for that is because it may be that we hate something, and it's good for us. And it may be that we love something and it is bad for us. We may be asking for something that is not in our best interest. And Allah subhanaw taala wants to protect us. And so loss of data gives us something instead. And what Allah gives is always better for us. Someone else says it Biya. And when my
servant asks about me in Insightly, like I bet we're in such a like a bad day, I need a new query, would you die with a die that iron, and when my servant asks you about me, of course I am near, I respond to the call of one when he prays to me. So they should respond to me and have faith in me so that they may be on the right path. It inspires and gives me real peace. And this is also sort of that bajada verse 186. This, this is something that that also gives us a lot of peace, knowing that Allah Subhana Allah always hears our call. There's never a time when our you know, we feel like Oh, he's not answering our da and that's not true. Allah always answers Allah always hears, it's just
the form in which it's answered, and may or may not be the way we've asked and is because Allah knows best.
The as this other, someone else shared, it is we see.
It is we who relate to you their story and truth indeed, they were youth who believed in their Lord and we increase them in guidance, and we made firm their hearts, when they stood up and said, Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, never will we invoke beside him any deity. And this is, you know, sharing the story of a head calf. And this is an inspiration for all the youth, especially those who are being
you know, again, there's a lot of opposition in in different directions. We have opposition from society, and there's opposition sometimes from within the own family. It's only a loss of how no data can hold us up, who can hold us up during those times. And ever Allah is the one who, if he holds you up, nothing can can knock you down. And if Allah subhanaw taala were to leave you then nothing can hold you up.
Someone shares that what uplifts me is knowing that Allah is the best of planners. Again, we know sometimes we spend a lot of time trying to plan for ourselves trying to plan for our lives trying to plan for our careers. And this you know, we get frustrated at times, things are not working out the way we want. But just knowing that allows
The best of planners that we are going to plan but Allah is the best of planners and he has our, our whole life in his hands and he is the one who, who gives, and takes based on on on absolute knowledge of what is best and what is not best.
Someone says, said, um, yes, me and I haven't been feeling at peace lately, I have this excessive thoughts, and I find myself unable to quiet those thoughts. I can't even sleep at night anymore, I refuse to take medicine, I don't know how to cure this disease.
You know, Subhanallah, it's, it's, there's a lot of things that could cause this. And so it's very difficult to say I, you know, you, you can't know it without knowing the situation very difficult to know, what could cause this, but, but I can maybe speak about a few things that could potentially cause this, of course, it could be a medical, you know, situation, it could be that there's something that we are
too attached to or too dependent upon other than a law. And when we become too, sort of obsessed with something other than a loss upon or that are too dependent, when our life revolves around an axis other than the access of La ilaha illAllah, other than the access of Allah subhanaw taala, it causes a lot of distress, and it causes because it's, you're tipping, you're tipping the balance in a way that it was never meant to be. And so it causes internally a lot of anxiety and sadness and depression and, and distress. So sometimes that's the cause that we need to really come back and bring the center of the center of gravity needs to be a law again, instead of this other thing. And
just to give you an idea, those other things that we sometimes make our center of gravity are the center of our life. Sometimes it's other people in our lives, sometimes it's somebody who we're married to, or someone who we want to marry. Maybe it's sometimes it's our careers, sometimes it's our children, sometimes it's
our status or money, our business wealth, sometimes it's it's these other things and then it becomes such an obsession for us that we actually we no longer are focused on Allah, but instead on this on this particular thing. And as a result, it creates a lot of anxiety and a lot of sadness, a lot of dis internal distress. So at times, it may may be it may be that we need to rebalance and come back and refocus on on on Allah subhana wa tada and let let those other things take their proper place, so that they should not they should not be at the center of our graph, you know, center center of gravity should not be at the, the access of for which we revolve everything else around but but we
need to once you refocus, and you and you, when you put that center, back in place, things get, you know, back to the way they should be internally and externally. And coming back to Allah subhanaw taala making him the focus. And that happens through increasing your remembrance, increasing your Vicodin, and then also cleaning the heart through Toba. So it's kind of this two step process, which have to happen simultaneously and have to happen consistently. One is cleaning the heart, the heart is the the lens by which we see the whole world. The heart is actually the apparatus by which we understand the world. Alice pinata says lahoma kulula Kahuna beha. They have hearts that they don't
think or reason with. He does not say they have minds that they do not reason with but hearts. It's the heart that that really is the apparatus by which we understand the world and see the world and Allah says also that it's not the eyes that are blind, but it's the heart inside the chest. So we see with the heart and we think and reason with the heart. So we have to clean that apparatus so that we can see and reason correctly. And that process of cleaning it comes through Toba and also through the kit. The Vicar is the food of the heart, the air of the heart, remembering a lot often is what's going to keep the heart alive. And then cleaning the heart through Toba is what's going to
keep keep the heart clean so that it can see properly and that's how we refocus and bring bring back that proper balance in our lives with Allah subhanaw taala at the center.
Someone else writes what I also do is recall all the times Allah opened a window or a door when you are in a difficult period in the past this gives me hope for the future. And that's a really beautiful reflection and I think it's a very good it's very good advice. When you're in a difficult situation today. It is very it is it's a very helpful and to look back at previous times when you are in a difficult situation and how Allah saved you and how what Allah did for you and how long
made a way out for you. And it's it's to remind you that Allah subhana wa tada always makes a way out. If you focus on him. Well, May, Allah Jalla Houma Raja yrs Oklahoman hyphal nyata, said he, he says that whoever has to have him, who has fear of him consciousness of him, he does two things that are mentioned in this ayah eedge Allah who Maharajah he makes a way out for him way home in Haifa. And he provides for him from places that he never imagined. So you get you get away out of this, this this, this seemingly hopeless situation this this overwhelming situation you get away out. And and then on the other hand, you a less panatela provides you from places you never imagined. And
that brings me to the you know that sort of the conclusion of the story I began with before we go to break. And that is when musala his Salaam was standing in front of the Red Sea. And we said that the armies were coming behind him in this red sea was in front of him. And the people were saying in Animoto Cohen, he said Kela in Iraq besides been in it by no means indeed My Lord is with me, and He will guide me through. And then we see what happens after that Allah subhanaw taala tells masala Salaam to take his staff and and to strike the sea. And when he strikes the sea, Allah opens the Red Sea for him. And this is a lesson for us. That that when you're in that situation, and it feels like
you're trapped, and it feels like there's no way out. When you say Kela in my ear A, B, C or D with your heart, right? It's not just something you say with your tongue, when you really really see that, that Allah is with you and He will guide you through no matter what the situation is, Allah will make a way out for you from a place you never imagined. In this case, he actually opened up a sea for these people. inshallah, we will go ahead and take a break now, the number again to call in is 714988818
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About we are talking about inspirational stories of what people you know what what people do when they're feeling burdened, overburdened, and one person shared, knowing that, in fact, a lot does not burden us more than we can bear in our trials. And this is very true a lots of panel data tells us in sort of subtle Bukhara, law, you can live alone, Epson a law was Aha, Allah never gives you a tech leaf never gives you a burden, except what you're able to bear. This means a number of things. One, Allah will never command us to do something, except that we can do it right, Allah will never command us to do something or make something obligatory upon us, that is too hard for us to do. And
if it truly was too hard, then it wouldn't have been obligatory. For example, Allah subhanaw taala has told us to pray five times a day, you know, someone who, you know, maybe they, it's difficult for them, or they don't feel like praying at work or at school night tell, but that's just too hard. Well, we know that that isn't true, because if it were too hard, as a general rule, Alo would not have made it obligatory. But Allah has made it obligatory. And there that necessitates the fact that it is not too hard, allow you can live alone, Epson Illa was alone would not put that tech leaf on us alone would not put that burden on us or that, that responsibility on us. Except unless we were
able to bear it. So we know for a fact that we are able to bear in it and is not in fact, too hard for us to do we know that we can do it. So anytime we get in a situation. And we feel like something that Allah has made obligatory on us hijab, or Salah, or fasting or, or a cow or any of these things that Allah has made obligatory, we feel like Oh, man, it's too hard. We should know that that is the West west of our of our neffs and of shaitan, trying to make us feel that it's too hard. And we should remind ourselves, no, Allah would not have made it obligatory. If it were too hard. And then you look at situations where maybe, you know, for example, Allah has prohibited alcohol is
prohibited pork, you know, and normally we live our lives. No, you can't really tell us just too hard to avoid, you know, pork, it's too hard to avoid alcohol. Of course, it's not, you know, it's something we can do. But suppose you're on a deserted island, and there's absolutely no other food, except for a piece of pork, right, and you're going to die unless you eat it. In that situation. And in that specific situation, even in that situation, it is not, is no longer hold on for you to eat just enough to stay alive. So again, the idea holds true, Elon never puts a burden on you, never puts a responsibility on you, and never a tech leaf except when that you can bear it unless you
would be able to bear it. And if that situation arises, where you literally cannot bear it and Allah knows best, then it is no longer a tech leaf on you, it is no longer a responsibility on you, for example, the case where you need to eat something forbidden in order to stay alive. So this is one of the meanings and understandings of this of this idea. And then beyond that is in these times of hardship when we feel burdened, we feel that we have this heaviness on us that Allah has never given you and will never give you more than you can handle in that hardship. He will never give you a burden and a heaviness more than you can handle. And Allah subhanaw taala is the one who holds you
up. So Allah might give you something that's heavy, objectively heavy to carry. But if Allah is the one carrying it for you, it doesn't feel heavy anymore. If Allah is the one holding you and that heaviness up, it's you know, doesn't matter because it's not heavy for you anymore. it you know, the fear is, you know, we worry a lot about carrying heavy things. We worry a lot about storms. We worry a lot about these types of things but it doesn't matter that it's raining outside as long as you have shelter, right? It doesn't matter that there's this really heavy weight that that that you know you're about to have to carry is this really heavy weight. It doesn't matter that that it that it
weighs 150 pounds if you have someone else come and carry it for you. Right. And this is this is the idea is that a Lost Planet Allah He gives you things and yet he is the one who holds you up if you seek his help. And so even though it is heavy, objectively, it weighs 150 pounds. You're not the one holding it. If you are seeking the help of Allah and even though it's raining outside, you're not the one getting rained on, you're not getting wet. If you have shelter, that shelter is only in Allah subhanaw taala if you have that shelter, you don't need to worry about the rain. If you have a lot to carry. You don't have
have to worry about the weight. It's It's It's really our focus needs to be worrying about. Not rather, you know, subpanel law, so much of our focus is on worrying about the rain and worrying about the weight and worrying about these things. But really, our focus needs to be, do we have shelter once the rain comes? And do we have someone to carry it for us? Do we have that near and as tall? Ah, are we seeking Allah subhanaw taala. So that when the weight comes, he carries it for us. Because there's no weight on Allah subhanaw taala is high above any of these, these burdens. It's only heavy if we try to carry it ourselves. And we will never be able to do that if we try to rely
on ourselves. If we try to rely on the creation, we will never be able to stand it is only through seeking the help and, and refuge of Allah subhanaw taala that we can stay dry in the storm. And we can we can, you know, not get overburdened by these weights.
Someone else shares, I feel peace when I read sort of that fatty how with concentration. And, you know, this is amazing. We we sort of I think take sort of that fatty half for granted because we read it at least 17 times a day in our photo ed in our salon. And
I actually heard a story when I was in Malaysia from the sister very inspirational story about a sister who was raised as a Muslim. And,
you know, she was born as a Muslim rather, but she was you know, far from the deen. And she started to when she got to be, I think, like in her 20s or so she started to search for you know the truth. So she actually started to investigate all different types of religion. She left Islam, actually for some time. And you know, she became a Christian, she she invested it for a number of years, she was actually Christian, she investigated a number of different religions. And, you know, just just trying to find the truth. And after searching this act of search for over 10 years, she decided, you know, maybe I'll read the Quran because even though she was born Muslim, she hadn't really read it.
So she opened up the hood and and she just read sort of that Fatiha. And she said, she lived she literally fainted. She literally fainted when she read sort of that Fatiha. And and she described that how
it the reason that it made her faint is because in that suta was the answer to what she had been looking for her entire life. And she just didn't know it. She didn't she hadn't even read it, she hadn't really reflected on it. And it was like it's so moving to hear the story because we read certain facts every day. We read it so many times a day, and it doesn't even shake us. And yet this woman you know it was suited and Fatiha that brought her back to Islam and shook her so much that she actually fainted. So subpanel it's something really to think about there is a there is a truth in these words that we are, we are missing, we are overlooking. And we need to really come back to
it. So panela We ask Allah subhanaw taala to open our hearts to that truth of his words. So that Fatiha is a is a gem and unless that is a reason why he's told us to, to recite it so many times, we need to come back to really reflecting on his words.
let's see. What do you suggest for people dealing with anxiety and panic attacks? I find peace and solace when doing Salah. But it is not always possible to stop and go pray. So what do you suggest we do?
This is a really excellent question. And it's actually wonderful that that you find solace in Salah from this anxiety and this panic. And that's exactly what's a lot is, that's the design, right? It's supposed to have that effect on us. And the truth is, if we do feel nothing in our salon, then there's something wrong in the way we're doing it
or in the hookah. So you feel the fact that you feel the peace in the sauce and salon is a very good sign. But but we need to realize that salon is not the only time that we remember a lot. But we we should and can remember a lot between our prayers as well. You know, obviously there's the reflection on his words and reading and listening to what end. But But even beyond that, anytime we're we're going somewhere we're in the car we're walking or we're studying or travel, whatever we're doing actions, we can always be mentioning Allah subhanaw taala through the ticket on with our tongue, and also in our hearts remembering Allah is not only saved for the salaah and sometimes
that's our problem is that we only remember Allah in our prayers, you know, for a few minutes a day. And so the rest of the time we were lost in dunya. This is why we become anxious. That's why we become
Also have so much trouble when we do start to pray at full, you know, so much trouble focusing on Allah, because we're not focusing on him between our prayers, we're not thinking about him between our prayers, what we what we should be doing is, is continuing that remembrance that we are doing in our prayers continuing it even after we are done praying, and between our prayers, they can Oh, you know, the prophets I send them told us that these words Subhana, Allah Alhamdulillah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Subhana, Allah Akbar, these, these very small words, they are light on the tongue, but they're heavy on the scale of good deeds. It's easy for us to say these things, but they have a very
heavy effect on our hearts and on our state. So just being consistently, consistently remembering Allah with our tongues and with our hearts, is going to help you cure that panic and that anxiety and it's going to help you refocus your heart on a lot, even outside of your prayers. The more that you do that, the more peace you'll have outside of your prayers, but also the more ability, you will have to focus inside of your prayers on Allah subhanaw taala. So keeping in mind that vicat is not just in prayers, but it's also between our prayers get in the habit of saying the earth God. There are of course applications in the morning that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam taught us to make. When
the sun rises. There are thought after every prayer, there are thought that we were told to say once the sunsets in coral and massage, there are what's called for before we sleep, they're all called for every action that we make you know, your wall you're leaving the house there's a thicker you coming back in the house, there's a thicket, you start to eat, there's a thicket you finish eating there's a thicker you start to drive there's a ticket is the ticket for going into the bathroom, there's a ticket for leaving the bathroom, they could for entering the message they could for leaving the message in the queue for intimacy they could for for finishing, you know anything you do
or putting on new clothes. There's There's panelo we're taught this for a reason. And you can understand that if we were to, to really try to follow this and try to say all these have caught in all these different positions of life. We would be remembering a lot all the time. It's the loss of final data describes instead of lm Ron livina you have kurunegala pm and Walker Odin while adenuga him were takuna few 100 hulka sumati will Oliveira Bana Malhotra have about Elance panic. It's you know Allah describes people who will Al Bab. These people who remember a lot of standing and sitting and on their sides, standing and sitting in on their sides. What's left, you know, this is every
position. It's it's remembering a lot, not just when you're praying, but in every position. And and they reflect and they look at the signs in the heavens and the earth. They reflect on the signs of the heavens and the earth.
And they say and they realize and they're led to this understanding of Ben Amell aka Walton and subhanak. This consistent remembrance of Allah leads you to an awareness that every single thing around you
has a purpose, every single thing around you every single thing happening in your life, everything not happening in your life, everything that you see everything you don't see everything you experience is created for a very specific purpose. The more you remember Allah when you are among those who remember Allah, pm and wachler Odin what I like to know about him, standing sitting in on their sides, you are among those odle Elbaz that Allah subhanaw taala describes the people of intellect the people who understand the people of understanding that you will be able to be led to this understanding of robina Mahalo to have about it. And subhanak Allah does not create anything
without a purpose. It's not just the heavens and the earth that have a purpose, but every single thing in your life has a purpose, every experience has a purpose, every loss has a purpose. Every gain has a purpose, every success and every failure has a purpose. And you will be able to see that once you become among those who remember a lot in every situation. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us among those We ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless the rest of your of your Ramadan and inshallah please do continue to to support this effort to to support this radio station and and this this effort to create a platform for Muslim media according Koli Heather was looking for a law you
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