Pain In Life.
My brothers and sisters, The challenges you have on earth should bring you closer to Allah and not take you further away from Allah (swt).
Whatever hardship, be it a financial hardship. Be it a difficulty in your workplace, or with your health, with your family, no matter what it may be. Never lose hope in the mercy of Allah. It must not take you away from Allah.
It must bring you closer allah told those whom he loves. Who have been through more than anything you will ever go through.
Allah told them don’t worry we know subhanallah. You just be steadfast, we will take care of the rest. When the time is right, you will taste the sweetest of victory in a man in a manner that you didn’t even imagine.
Many times we look at things that happen to us that seem to be negative, we don’t even realize those are sometimes the most positive things, that have ever happened to our lives. Take a look at any crisis, any problem, that has happened.
Within the life of a believer, if you see you will find the pearls within that problem. You will find the goodness within that issue on a broader scale within a period of time, you will see the light. If you remain steadfast, so allah tells musa alaihis salam,
don’t follow the path of those who don’t know, don’t follow the path of those who don’t know, you remain steadfast. As for those who don’t know they follow the path of transgression, they become angry they start questioning.
Allah i know of people who’ve lost their children, i know of people who don’t have children. May allah make it easy for one and all.
Remain steadfast you are not the first person with that problem there are billions of others who have had the same problem in the past and even worse, but the difference is they were steadfast. they never lost hope. They died with hope and ultimately the victory that they got with jannatul firdaus was far greater and sweeter. Than any difficulty and hardship they went through during this life.
What’s the worst thing that can happen to me?
In fact, it is the best thing that could happen. From a worldly perspective we say it’s the worst. But from a heavenly perspective it’s the best.
What is it?
If i were to die because of my sickness my problem my illness and may allah protect us all if you were terminally ill with cancer or whatever it may be may allah grant you shifa. Through his miracle part of the mercy of allah is that he will take you away and ultimately you will go to jannah.
We always tell people you want to go to jannah, they say yes you want to die they say no. So how are you going to go to jannah!
Subhanallah, so allah says hang on we know if you die with hope.
I will treat every one of my slaves according to how he perceives me.
You remember the mercy of allah you have hope in the mercy of allah in the forgiveness of allah. Allah will treat you with that hope with that mercy with that forgiveness, but if you think no way allah is not going to have mercy on me. that is an insult to allah, because he says
ٱلْرَّؤُفُ ٱلْرَّحِيْمُ ٱلْرَّحْمَـٰنُ ٱلْوَدُودُ ٱلْغَفَّارُ
he is for giving most merciful most compassionate etc etc, and you are saying no you are not.
What type of an insult is that against allah?
May allah grant us that beautiful hope in his mercy. Look at the prophet muhammad sallam,
they told him bad things, they said evil things, they plotted against him they tried to kill him, they tried to do whatever. They didn’t succeed and allah Says
وَلَقَدْ نَعْلَمُ أَنَّكَ يَضِيقُ صَدْرُكَ بِمَا يَقُولُونَ
فَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ وَكُن مِّنَ السَّاجِدِينَ
وَاعْبُدْ رَبَّكَ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَكَ الْيَقِينُ
We certainly know that your heart is truly distressed by what they say. So glorify the praises of your Lord and be one of those who ˹always˺ pray, and worship your Lord until the inevitable comes your way.
Sura Al Hijar – Verser 97-99
We know that the statements they are uttering the bad words, they are saying are hurting, you we know that they are hurtful words, your heart is being narrowed your chest sorry your chest is being narrowed, because of the hurtful words that they are saying we know that, what is the solution.
Declare the praise and glory of your lord. Declare It. someone swore you, you say alhamdulillah. Is it possible?
The problem with us when someone swears us we don’t know the guidance. We don’t even have hope in the mercy of allah. We swear them back with a double swear word subhanallah
We swear them back, they called us one animal we call them ten animals. what What was the difference subhanallah. It just shows our vocabulary is a little Bit wider and broader than theirs.
That’s not what a mumin is?
Someone swears You and you can smile, And you can say oh allah guide him, he Doesn’t know. that is a true believer.
You have hope you are living with a Smile on your face, You don’t need to get angry. Anger will Destroy you and It will destroy your health, it will Destroy your good and wealth relationships, you will end Up oppressing your children and your Family members, Without realizing. it’s because someone. Said something to me today And i didn’t like it, i vented it on Those i love the most.
So you have a problem now at home.
Because of what,
you didn’t realize what It was. But if you learn to let go and have hope In the mercy of allah, perhaps allah will Guide this person, Wallahi my brothers and sisters there Are so many examples.
Of people who caused and committed Blasphemy against allah and his rasool Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and allah Guided them to the deen.
And they came through subhanallah in Such a manner that nobody would have Imagined this victory.
Even in our own lives i can give you so Many examples of so those people. You might even know some of them but, This has been from the very beginning.
So why is it that i get angry and upset. When allah himself knows, People who blaspheme him. at times he Guides them and he brings them to the Deen. Take a look at khalid ibn al walid ibn al mughirah (R), Take a look at this man. he says there is No space on my body without the mark of A weapon, And yet he didn’t die in the battlefield.
And prior to islam He caused a lot of harm to the muslims. But there was hope in the mercy of allah.
The prophet muhammad salla said, A man with a brain of khalid walid so Intelligent so powerful. He cannot be ignorant of the fact that Islam is the true religion.
Subhanallah the dua what happened.
This man came through shocking everyone Was shocked Prior to that there were other shocks, But they knew the sahaba (ra) knew, Don’t underestimate the mercy of allah. The mercy of allah.
وَرَحْمَتِي وَسِعَتْ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ
Sura araf verse 156
The mercy of allah absolutely, Broad the mercy of allah subhanahu wa
Absolutely broad it has encompassed Everything. that’s the mercy of allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala.
We ask allah subhanahu wa ta’ala to have Mercy on us.
My brothers my sisters, Without lengthening much i wish to Remind you of something, Very interesting the difficulties can be Divided into many Different categories. but two main Categories those in this world
And those of the hereafter.
i promise you The difficulties of this world, If you manage them correctly as a Believer.
you will never have Difficulties in the hereafter…….