Predestination (Qadr) vs Freewill – Why even make the effort?
Channel: Yusha Evans
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Now we as Muslims, one of the pillars of Eon, one of the pillars of faith is that we believe in other words, we believe in predestination. We believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala has ordained all things. Anything that happens at anywhere within the creation is destined and pre written and ordained by Allah jello RL. Now, we also believe that we have what is known as unlimited free will we have a free will, we can, we can do things of our own mind. For instance, I can get up in hit in on the stream right now and just walk away and leave you guys here. I can do that I can make that choice whether or not I want to be here or I don't want to be here. I can make the choice of what I
want to eat for dinner tonight. So we have we have ability to choose. So why should we even work though, but if Allah has already predestined everything, why do we work? I'm going to talk about how we can reconcile the two and how understanding this can give you some some peace, understanding this can give you some tranquility, how understanding this can give you some topical, some reliance on Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, we say about Allah Genova Allah, that Allah knows everything that has ever happened since the beginning of time since Allah Jalla, Allah created the creation created time, created anything Allah knows everything that has ever happened up into this point right now,
everywhere within the creation. So we know this.
We also know that Allah Jalla wa, ala knows everything that is happening. Presently, everywhere in the creation, everywhere, everywhere in the creation, Allah generate and knows what is happening. Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna also knows everything that will happen for perpetuity forever. Allah knows what will happen forever, until the end of everything until knowing Allah knows everything. So this is Allah has attribute of being a lien that he knows everything. Now, there is something else that Allah Subhana Allah knows that gives us the understanding, limited understanding of how complete his knowledge is subhanho wa Taala is Allah also knows what will not happen. But if it were
to happen, he knows exactly how it would happen. For instance, if you had a choice between two different job careers to take in your life for you, young brothers and sisters, if you had two choices to choose between one job or another job, Allah azza wa jal not only knows which one you're going to choose, and how your life will turn out because of it. But he also knows that if you had chosen the other one, exactly how your life would be different because of it. So he knows all of these different realities in these threads of realities that could be based on you know, any given situation. This is true, ultimate knowledge of Han Allah that Allah Jalla has, so he knows all
Now, us, why should we put an effort Why should we work one of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I can't remember the name off the top of my head, if you know this head leaf, then you can tell me the name of companion. He asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if Allah has written everything in his other, meaning that he has already willed everything.
Allah knows which choices you're going to make, no matter how many given situations, you know, no matter what it is, if Allah knows what we're going to do, and he's already written everything, then why do we work? Why do we put an effort, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said, work for you do not know the outcome, we put in the work because even though Allah knows, the outcome of all situations, is already preordained them and written them, because
he's outside of the concept of time. Like for us, for instance, we can only see things through the module of time, we can only see things through
frame by frame. And for those of you who are in the video, you understand, frame by frame, we can only see time second by second as it is happening, we cannot see that Allah Jalla wa ala is outside of his creation, he is apart from his creation, he is away from his creation, therefore he is not held and bound by the time which he created. Therefore, he sees the beginning of things and the end of things all at the same time. That's it, none of it is is is having to be seen in that framework by him subhanho wa Taala. Therefore he sees all things we have to see things as they happen. So we don't know what is going to be the future. We don't know what is going to be a second from now a
minute from now on our now a day from now we don't know what is going to be the outcome of an endeavor or a decision that we choose. Therefore we work because we didn't know the outcome and then the process
sallallahu Sallam said, work for that which is written for you, we made it easy for you. If genda is written for you, then genda will be made easy for you. If, if goodness is written for you, goodness will be made easy for you. If evil is written for you, then it will be made easy for you, etc, so on and so forth.
There's also why that if we find it too easy to disobey Allah, then we should be completely frightened by that. If If worship becomes heavy upon us and hard for us, if doing you know the things that Allah has commanded us to do become heavy on us, we should be worried about our own souls. This is why we work because we don't know the outcome. We don't know the outcome. But this gives us some tranquility, some
peace in having reliance on loss of Hannah Horta, Anna, because of the simple fact that we know that success of our affairs lies with Allah, like we can try to do something, we can make an effort we can think about it and try to do the best thing. Lino like when I created mgL or, or whatever project you might want to do, we can try to do things with the best of intentions. And we can put everything exactly how it should be. And 100% we can plan and plan and plan and plan and put things into into action. But the success of that we have to put that dependence upon Allah subhanho wa Taala for the Sussex success or failure of our endeavors. This is what is to work cool. This is
having reliance on a modular ad is that we put in the work, we put in the work, we put in the effort we make the plans, but the success of that endeavor relies upon Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we leave that to him, we put that on him, that we will put in the effort. This is where we find the balance between despondency and trust is that yes, we have to put in the effort as human beings, we have to put in the effort. And then we relieve the success of those endeavors on Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is why we work and that is will give you some tranquility that will give you peace, because you'll know that yet maybe nothing's worked in the past, I've tried this, it didn't work. I
tried that it didn't work. I tried this, it didn't work. I tried this project and it failed. I tried to help myself do this and it didn't work. And here I am back at square one. The reason you're back at square one is because Allah subhanho wa Taala had not written the success of those endeavors for you. So they were destined to fail, even though you try it and maybe you should look at a lesson that you learned this is not working, that's not working, that's not working, we try something else. But every single time you make that new attempt and that new effort you put your trust upon Allah and and you pray is to harder and you pray to rock on you ask Allah if this is good for me in my
Deen in my dunya, then facilitate it for me if this is good for, if this is bad for me, for my Deen my dunya and my asherah then make it keep it away from me this is what is the heart is about. And then we go forward and put the plan in action. And if it is meant to be successful By Allah,
then you know, it'll be successful. And it's not meant to be successful by Allah. They don't want to be successful. But we we keep that trust in the law. So we put in the work. That is why we make the effort because we don't know what is written for us. We stay in between arogya we stay in between hope and fear, we hope that Allah is going to forgive us and allow us to be successful and allow us to be a person of paradise. But we're also fearful, you know, that that Allah Subhana went that is going to be angered with us and throw us into hell and things are going to fail. But we still put in the work, we still have to get up every single day, we have to show up and we have to put in the
work. That is the point of effort that even though things are predestined, even though things are written,
we have to put in the work. Now how do you reconcile the two? How do you reconcile the two? And I will get to the chat in just a moment. How do you reconcile the two for instance, what is within our control we put in the work the things that are within your sphere of control, you put in that work you put in that effort for that, those things you put an effort like for instance, putting in the work to to create videos and come to do the streams and things I have to put in that work. Because that is within my control that is within my control. But everything outside of that what is not within your sphere of control, you leave it to Allah subhanho wa Taala you let go and you leave it
to Allah, you let go and you leave it to Allah things that are outside of your sphere of control. Don't stress over them, don't worry over them. Don't grieve over them because you can't do anything about them those things you have to let go and you leave it to Allah and focus on what's in your sphere of control. For instance, I can come here and have this entire stream planned out and what I want to say and how I want it to go I could come on here hit the stream button and and my internet go down my power go down something that is outside of my control could go down and I could be so frustrated and oh man this is not working. Why? Why me why today? What is the purpose of that? What
point is that and what good would it do me It won't. I would have to say Bismillah this was not meant for me today this stream whatever I had decided to say or what I wanted to do it. It was not meant for me. Other Allah He will miss you
Allah, that this is the will of Allah and he does whatsoever he pleases. So I did what was within my control, I prepped I planned, I got the stream up and running, I hit the stream button. And after that, it was out of my control, it was in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala, for whatever reason, he did not want that to happen. And you leave that knowing that whatever, for whatever reason, Allah is Allah hacking, he is the most wise. So therefore I trust upon his decision in that affair, and you have to live your life like this, controlling what's within your control. If you can do something about it, do something about it, and then leave the success or failure of it to Allah
subhanho wa Taala. But you put in the best effort of you can win sn with goodness with excellence, but the things that are outside of the sphere of your control, things that you can do absolutely nothing about, let it go and leave it to Allah subhanho wa Taala let it go and leave it to Allah. So I hope that makes sense for you. But then sisters, I'll catch up with the chat here in just one second. But I you know, I want to try to, you know, make easy and facilitate some of these things so that you can understand them, so you can understand them in the most simplest of manners. inshallah, that's something I've always tried to do with my talks with my lectures with my dad.
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try tried to simplify matters for people. And this is something that was told to me by one of the great scholars, this is what was told to me by one of the great scholars of Medina, and I get asked him some for some advice and giving Tao, he said, simplify matters for the people. Because this was the way of the NBA, the way of the NBA was to take, you know, esoteric matters that you know, matters of the unseen matters of our Creator matters of our creation, etc. and make them
make them simple for the people simplify them for the people in sha Allah. And that's what we're going to try to do. Because the goal of me being here, the goal of everything that I've always tried to do is be here for the average Muslim. That's it, I'm here for the average Muslim, you know, if you're already so knowledgeable and, and so pious, and this might not, it might not be the spot for you. I'm here for the average Muslim. I'm here for the struggling Muslim. I'm here for the the weaker Muslim, I'm here for the sinful Muslim. I'm here for the trying to get through today Muslim, I'm here for the broken Muslim, I'm here for the depressed Muslim. I'm here for the anxious Muslim,
I'm here for everyone that is on the same playing level field that I am normal every single day struggling Muslim, trying to make it day to day and praying to Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah to forgive us to have mercy on us, to help us be better, to help us to be stronger, to help us to be wiser, to help us to be more knowledgeable, and help us to enter into the gates of Jannah. And sha Allah who to Anna, that's who I'm here for you. I'm here, because I'm just like, you know, better than any one of you whatsoever. But there are certain things that my age and my experience and in my studies, and my travels have allowed me to realize, and also my trauma, my hardship, my pains, my
difficulties, my failures, my flaws, my sins, my grievances, my ups, my downs, my light days, my dark days, my sadness, all of that. I've learned something from insha Allah to Allah, and I'm going to try to share that with you to the best of my ability and be right here every single time I'm available to do so for you guys. That is my goal. If I can be of a help to you, well, handily left, if it comes to a point where there's no one here and I'm not being helpful to anyone whatsoever, then I'll go on and I'll find something else to do with my life. Because that's who I am, I am a survivor, I will continue to go on and continue to find something else to do and something else to
do and something else to do. If this doesn't work, we're going to try this. If that doesn't work, we're gonna try this. I will never give up. I will never stop, I will never fold I'll keep going. So if I have been helpful to you, the only thing I asked for you, number one is to make door for me to make dua that Allah subhanho wa Taala helps me to help myself to help other people that Allah subhanho wa Taala helps me to overcome my own soul to overcome my own nafdac overcome my own evils to overcome my own sins, overcome my own misdeeds. Make to offer me that Allah subhanho wa Taala helps me to reach people to understand Islam to reach people to understand to come back to Allah
subhanho wa Taala. And to reach people to let them know it's never too late to turn back to Allah. So make no other law facilitates that from any accepts it from me. So then on the Day of Judgment, I can have some good deeds written on my behalf, and something to put on my scale to hopefully outweigh all of the sins I've committed my whole life. That's what I'm here for. And also, if I've helped you here and this platform is helpful to you, make sure you hit that subscribe button, share it with someone, tell someone about it. Help us out by becoming a member for $5 a month. Help us out by becoming a member for the 40 I'll put another one for the $20 a month, or whatever level you can
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