How Do You Handle Yourself In Time Of Difficulties?
Channel: Yassir Fazaga
Khutbah @ IIOC
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In the name of Allah be compassionate, the Most Merciful, always is due to a law. And ladies peace and blessings be upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, indeed the best of speeches The Book of Allah, and the best of guidance is the guidance of Mohammed Salah Motwani.
We have a witness that no one is worthy of worship but Allah and we've been witness that Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam is the his final messenger
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it is an established fact. As far as the teachings of Islam are concerned that any aspect of religiosity that does not impact the character of the individual, that of religiosity is of very little value.
Especially in our team, especially in the teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he said that his main mission in the race to the level
that I was sent, so that I leave in fact for people, the best of characters, the best of manners. So to us, we Muslims, the way that we express our Deen our religiosity by what kind of people are we becoming as a result of beings
the way that
our manners, our character, what kind of people that we all are tested by defense that are around us.
financially speaking, people losing their jobs, people getting laid off, people not able to pay the rent, people's health care is in jeopardy.
People's mortgages are difficult to cope with nowadays. And as a result, questions come up, what kind of person are you becoming because of the financial difficulties that you are facing?
And let's face it,
we are facing some very difficult financial times. Very common nowadays it becomes that people come in to them, and they come in and say it's an eviction notice.
I have been told to evict to vacate because I can't pay rent.
People come into the mistake was their medical bills saying look, I can no longer afford to pay my insurance. I need help.
We had one brother who came to the masjid and he said I registered my daughter for school. But I cannot buy half the books
said my daughter will not go to this semester to school because I do not have $250 extra to pay for the books of my daughter.
These are difficult times for a good number of people out there. But the question is these difficult times what kind of people are we becoming as a result of these difficult times? Because
it is interesting
clinical knowledge that the true nature of us comes out Who are you.
And that's why no one tells us as to how the human beings respond to these types of difficulties for insert, either dilemma buku.
is that amongst people, or men or women, who make a lot chooses to constrain as far as the system is that is given to them, they get all disappointed, and they are all miserable. They say, Oh,
my lord has disgraced me
And the same test happens. On the other hand, when you have a lot of
demand rejoices in the face, my lord is indeed pleased with me.
So that we start thinking that we don't have much, it's because of Love does not like us. And if we have a lot, it is because Allah
likes us. And that is not that is not the case.
interestingly speaking, just looking into how people react to this, when they don't have the cash in their hands, when they don't have the money, what kind of people do they become? What kind of people do we become, as a result of us not having money.
And here are some of the negative choices that people have made. so far.
There is a rise in the consumption of alcohol,
people start drinking, they cannot cope with the level of stress that is being placed on them. So what do they do they start drinking, but how does drinking elevate your problems? How does drinking bring you more money? It does not.
And maybe yes, it does relax you. But it is a false sense of relaxation.
So for us to go through that route, there is a very unwise decision to be made. We don't want to do this. Yes, things are difficult, but you don't take that route. People come in, and they are so unbelievably depressed, to the point that they are no longer interested in living anymore.
Times are so difficult, they tell you, I don't have any money, I feel worthless. I feel I am like a no one. And now they're not even interested in living anymore.
As a result, some people what they do is they don't have a job. They are really stressed out because of this. What do they do? They go home and they take it out on their families.
Nowadays, domestic violence is in the rise as well. A man beats his wife because he doesn't have a job. How is this her fault? How does being your wife make you get a job or a raise or a promotion or any of that stuff?
It does not?
Or people look for shortcuts, they start gambling?
Because now they think that you know what? This is so difficult. I can't make it like that. I need some quick money. Let us gamble. Let's do this. Let's do that. And it does not work my brothers and sisters. It does not work out that way. But the bigger question that we want to know is who are you becoming as a result of you not having money? See nowadays, we live in a culture in times where a person's worth is determined by how much money you have.
They say in Europe, it's all about what you wear.
Are you wearing the Armani suit? Are you wearing the gap? What What kind of a brand name are you wearing? So now your work is determined by what you wear?
They say in the east coast in New York, it's about where you dine, what restaurants have you gone to? And when you speak, can you speak about the different plates and dishes that you have had? And then it's in California, it's all about what you drive. Let the Lexus speak for you. I don't know Lexus is speaking for me. I want to speak for myself. Our car does not make a man a man makes his own self. But this is what we've been taught that somehow material things give us values.
material things is what makes us who we are. And that is not the case. So these are difficult times but as a result, what kind of a person are we becoming? And the worst of all, is when we stop being grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala Han Shama given our key family was
abita McLean, how're you ask people? How are you doing? And you did the worst types of expressions, but how terrible things are and how bad they are. And in the process, we stopped being grateful, where we no longer thankful, we are so busy thinking about what we do not have,
that we forget to enjoy what we have.
We literally forget to enjoy what we have, we are very ungrateful. And this is what's happening now. And that is why it's said that one time.
Bob is going around the Kaaba, and he is this better one making a strange do a lot of damage and the middle upper lien along with aluminium alene or Allah makes me Allah make me amongst the few or the minority. And honorable hottub thinks that this drug is so vague. And he also the man who says white woman in Africa, Leone isn't one to you, who is this minority that you're speaking about that you want to be with? Whenever? Arabi wakaya Allah kurata kita Bella for in your own work room in a body shop? Or
is it? Have you not read the book of Allah for Allah says an only small group amongst my servants are truly those who are grateful to Allah. So he's praying and he's saying Allah make me amongst those who are grateful.
But you know what we understand gratefulness to be when you move to the new house. Alhamdulillah but what about the house that you had no handler for that?
When you buy the new car all hamdulillah Well, what about before known hamdulillah from before, when you get the we think that we are supposed to be grateful to Allah only when big things happen to us. Very similar to the students before they take their exam. They raise their hands, Oh Allah, please make the system easy. And they haven't studied before the exam. Yet they come into the exam and they beg Allah for their help, but the minute they are done, and what happens afterwards, Allah is not remembered.
And that is why Allah subhanaw taala reminds us to be grateful. But to be grateful, the fact that we are living design that is that deserves to be on our part to be grateful for. And there we go. So Allahu Allahu wa sallam
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African you met yet for b&w sauce Alameda in a know your colon hamdulillah and Lizzy Obama was upon one worker Fina for camomilla we're now who will a calf
please move forward inshallah to make room for those who are coming in. Listen to this, the prophet peace be upon him. The very last voice that he would speak when he goes at night. What does he say? What does he pray for? What does he say some of the most beautiful, optimistic, positive words he gets up there hungry Larry abominate All praises due to Allah who has given us something to eat for the day was a corner and something to drink.
And he gave us a shelter to be under water for now. And he has provided us family to give us love and K and then the processes have said and reminds us flecken Jani ob had elayna for commitment. We Allahu Allah calf, for how many people are going to spend the night with no shelter or nobody to take or to look after them? What happens when he wakes up in the morning, when asked more often fever than he
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that whosoever wakes up in the morning, physically they are okay. in their heart they are in peace guaranteed that they have some sustenance for the day. It is as if this whole world was presented to them on a golden plate.
Not talking about something bigger than just these, these basic elements. If you are grateful for them, Subhana Allah your life becomes much easier. gratefulness, gratitude, my brothers and sisters is a sign of optimism. When you are grateful, there is good energy that comes from you. Especially around your kids. Some people they are with their kids and all they talk about is negativity. All they speak about how bad things are. They speak to their wives about how
difficult things are. Yes, that may be the case. But the point is why don't you look for what is going on good. And you speak about that. You have Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam manager at moruya Andris. Allah is Allah, Allah who can issue masabi who said that one time Jesus was walking with his disciples, and they see a dead dog and everybody grabs their nose and they've turned away about how ugly and how disgusting and how bad it smells, is Elisa Lam looks at it and what does he say? sapan Allah, na s Nana who said all praises due to Allah this dead dog is got some beautiful white teeth. So some of the disciples they looked at him and they said, yeah, we are law in Romania,
it should have a messenger of Allah it is just a dead dog.
Is Elisa London says, or a to Murphy, what a cullompton what I do as an mfe? What should you people, so the wars in it, and you spoke, and I saw the best in it. And I spoke, no denying anything. But the point is, where do you want to be fixated at? What do you want to see? It is all at your disposal? What What do you choose to see? So at this time, brothers and sisters, we need to be grateful. We need to be given sugar to Allah subhanho wa Taala for things that we take for granted, for things that you know, if you have a family, and hamdulillah if you have health Alhamdulillah if you are conscious and not dead Alhamdulillah and you're here today Alhamdulillah let that be our
motto in life, that we are people, no matter how bad things are weak and genuinely and sincerely say Alhamdulillah
because it is and hamdulillah and that is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would speak about who are the best type of people and levena is the essence that show what is to lose.
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when he was speaking about the five characteristics of people, the prophet peace be upon him when we speak about who they are. They are those who rejoice when they do something good either items
will either sell stuff and when they sell, they make poor choices. they repent to Allah subhanaw taala and when they are given, they're always grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The amendment a new La Silla, retirement hammann manual in absentia Cora Ibrahim Ali Salaam
estaba. Lucia, currently unami Allah speaks about No. And the very first thing that we know about is that he was a grateful servant of Allah speaks about Ibrahim he was a devout man, or a devout individual. But then also Allah reminds us that what made him so special is that he was a person that was always grateful. Shaklee and Japan voted yes, brothers and sisters times are difficult. But now is not the time to be depressed. Now is not the time to be stingy. Now is not the time to be, you know, going through anxiety and worry, but rather Now is the time of being practical. But at the same time, also, we want to be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. As far as practicality, when
they talk about why do people get into the mess that they have gotten in? They say that the number one reason is, when we buy things we don't need, please, if you don't need it, you don't have to have it. No boy, it's as simple as this. What are the men who have even
heard the minister not either mother and a doctor who for whom aku Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah to
Allah, He said that when things get too expensive for me to buy, I don't buy them. And this is when the least expensive because you're not buying them.
So the point is, if you don't need it, do not buy it. And then the second reason that they mentioned is people, people do not budget we have to start learning how to budget and see the need in budgeting. Because this is one way of coping, practically coping with what is what is going on around around us. But besides all of this, then the last one is really sad is people want to take shortcuts in making quick money, shortcuts in working quick money and then we end up losing nothing wrong with wanting more, but also it has to be something that is calculated. But by the end of the day in these difficult times. What we will
to do is we want to be more grateful. Do not forget what you have, because that you are so worried about what you do not have that you forget to enjoy what Allah Subhana Allah has blessed us with a polka dot Sophia lovely welcome for Sophia Oh
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brothers and sisters, you are probably aware of what is going on in India, in Bombay, we've been watching this for the last almost 48 hours, where it is said that a good number of innocent souls are either lost killed, or they are injured. And as you know what happens when there is such a heinous act takes place? The first thing is people always think of now What did the Muslims do this time? we Muslims pray or Allah is not not one of us again.
Because this is given such a terrible image. And it's not about image but it's about the innocent souls that are lost.
People are going about doing their business be the tourists be the locals, be the native be the foreigners, people are where they are, because where they want to be. And that is there, right? Nobody goes anywhere and expects to be harmed because of the place that they are in.
They get ambushed. They get attacked. And somebody comes in unwashed when it is done in the name of Allah Subhana horchata. Because people look into this. And immediately everybody starts saying well, who might be within the Muslims? See, we know that it's a Muslim. But what we're worried about is we want to be as exact as possible, which which Muslims, are they because the fact that they're Muslims is almost a given. We're not saying that it is or is not. But the fact that when something bad happens for people to immediately think, Oh, it's the Muslims again. Well, why do we have young kids at the masjid? Again, they ask.
They asked, you know, us Muslims, elders and saying, again, Muslims are doing it. This is embarrassing.
This is embarrassing.
You know, the innocent souls that are lost, but also this idea of what do people think about us at this point? in their heads, it was mentioned that in Medina, the process and knew about the hypocrites, and everybody knew who they were, and everybody knew what terrible things that they were doing. So some people will come to the processor and say, Yeah, rasulillah
Now, let's kill them. And then what does the processor limb say? Or to read on your head different ness? And now Mohammedan yocto.
He said, Do you want people to talk and say that Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is killing his companions, he kills his people. He said the fact that he may potentially be a terrible public relation or something that is bad for people to talk about the process of them said, I am not going to do this. We can do that. After one of the Baptist apostles is distributing more booty and this rigid man comes in says yo Mohammed edinbane Anna is no Mohammed v just the processor looked at him and he said, Why have you added in lamb add in Anna is a word to you? Who is to be just if the Messenger of Allah Himself is not just and somebody gets up on volunteers as a prophet of Allah
should I kill him?
And the pastor Sallam said, show that people will say that Mohammed Salah Salem kill people who oppose him on how solemn kill his own companions.
Somebody like that is not accepted. The fact that people can mention it, the process Elon did not find to be something that was good. And nowadays, you look into this
in a lot here goes again. They've done it again. No, we're in our D. Absolutely no way in our deed. It said that if you are rolled, you go on your own somebody else. They are as innocent as you are.
Why do you think that it's bad when it happens to you, but somehow you give yourself a license that you can do to some other innocent so said Who?
said Who? How are these people involved in whatever it was? How were they involved?
So when we look into this is we have to have this conviction that what Islam says is one thing what Muslims do is totally different.
Islam is one thing, but the Muslims and what they do may or may not be a reflection of the teachings of Islam.
Such a thing. If it was the Muslims that have done it, it has nothing to do with the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we don't say this because that's what we want the media to eat. We say this because why this is our genuine, sincere conviction that there is no way on earth that Allah allows the killing of the innocent souls the same way that it has been happening right now. We just don't accept that. And there is no ifs there is no but they do this somewhere else. They do what they do, but we don't do that.
Abu Bakr recently, he was brought to heads of patriarchs.
They had a fight with Rome, and then they had beheaded people. And they brought the two heads to him. I said, What is this? And they said, heck, no, no, no. It's so that we tell you that we have killed them, and looked at them. And he said in the mechanics era soon, he said that he would have suffice that to send a messenger to let me know that you know, such and such person are dead part of the battle. And then they said to him, what I can do me if he has a beaner.
But this is what they do to us. They tell aboubaker he looked at him and he said, fob him dr. D. Since when do we follow them? We follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam we do not follow that. Even if they do it, it does not say that you go and you do something like this. You look into this, and you cannot help and say you're a law police. Please, this is just this is getting sickening. It is getting to the point where some Muslims come in and they say you know what, this is just too much, very little I want to have with Islam and Muslims.
If we are going to judge Islam, on the actions and the basis of other Muslims who are going to be very disappointed, we will be disappointed. So let us see the beauty of Islam for what it is not for what the people do. Do do with it. And please do keep in your prayers, the families of the people that died May Allah give them lots and lots of summary of
the Muslims and the non Muslims amongst them.
And for those who are injured, May Allah give them a speedy recovery because of what happens because of what has happened or what has happened to them and when we pray like this, we often see insha Allah about our prayers. inshallah, tomorrow will be the first day of the hedger, you know that inshallah will be on the, on the 10th and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Ma'am, in a yummy allama lasagna coffee in Abu Illa him and actually there, there are no days where good deeds are most beloved to Allah subhanaw taala than the first 10 days of the ledger, this is an opportunity. So please, inshallah, let us seize the opportunity of being alive during the first 10
days of the ledger. And the good deeds will include the recitation of the Quran, you know, keeping in good relationship with your relatives, the fasting during the days, especially the day of the day of arafah the giving in charity, and what have you, so please insha Allah to seize that opportunity for the first 10 days of, of the headship. And also please do remember in sha Allah, that part of this read is that we have to make a sacrifice, the sacrifice we can make locally, and we can also delegate somebody else to do it somewhere else, where there is more need for it. And I believe that there are brothers outside who are going to be collecting your sacrifice to be slaughtered for the
people in Philistine or any other place that is of your choice. So please do see them outside. And it is perfectly fine that you don't have to do your own hair yourself. Do it where it is needed. Do it where it is needed more insha Allah also keep in your prayers, those who are going for Hajj and pray that Allah Subhana Allah give them a safe journey, that they go there and their deeds are accepted and inshallah on their way back also they have a safe journey as well in the process. Also, please keep in your place those who are having difficult times, be their health issues, be the financial issues, maybe they don't have a job May Allah Subhana Allah open the gates for them and
those who have passed away May Allah Subhana Allah bless all their souls to me, allow me to be in the castle and carry me
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