Hadith says strive to seek that which will benefit and do not feel helpless. Then the prophet (saw) said and then if something overwhelms you then say it is the decree of Allah and He does what He Wills.
So, basically this is Once you have put forth your best and things don’t turn out the way that you want to turn out then say I did my part; Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala has decreed and I’m pleased with what He has decreed.
We never become dependent on our best efforts, we instead put forth our best efforts, but we always recognize the limitations of our efforts and recognizing the limitations of our efforts does not diminish them…. balance between our role versus the decree of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala.
Patience in the midst of all of that Devastation:
Don’t beat yourself up so much over The outcome, seed the positive see what comes out of this for you in regards to the outcomes and don’t go back and say if I would have done this differently, if I would have done that differently…..
Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala had a plan for you and the end of that plan is good for you.
The last moments of Life of Uthman bin Affan (Ra)
The prophet (saw) prophesized his martyrdom, The angel said to the prophet peace be upon him, we are shy of Uthman; man that will extend benevolence to his people and be killed by them.
“Do Not Lift Your Swords On Your Brothers”- Uthman (Ra)
If Allah has given you a quality that quality is tested at some point under duress.
You will one day come to know what I have said to you.
Allah (swt) guides whom he Wills. You don’t guide whom you loved and so you do your best but you disconnect yourself, you take responsibility, but at the same time you acknowledge your lack of control over the situation. you, leave that to God…
This person is being spoken to by their parents and saying look I want good for you. You’re going to remember this one day; I’m trying to guide you to a good path.
You’re trying to help someone and the case once your own children who you would do anything for them and they’re on a path of hurting themselves, harming themselves and you’re trying to tell them look it’s for your own good. I want you to think about the consequences of your actions.
When someone can’t hear your advice just let them know that you’re going to love them through their stubbornness. I love you, and I’m going to pray for you and I’m here for you. The door is open.
I’m telling you something that hopefully will one day come back to you.
What will make your advice ugly is when you have ego in it, when it’s condescending, when it doesn’t,… maybe somewhere in there is some Noble intention but in the midst.. of your Noble intention is being lost. The ugliness of your words, right….
For both of these people; both the Giving that sincere advice and the one listening to that sincere advice, right the ego has to be removed from the picture and you’ve got to consider whether if you’re giving advice to someone, sincere advice to someone out of the love of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala and out of wanting good for them.
How Allah subhanaw taala rewards our honesty when we’re in a difficult situation. As people start to experience financial uncertainty like many forms of uncertainty; certain options become available to them and certain things open up for them.
There is a unique hardship; a unique way of a person finding themselves in a way that they could be tempted to haram when they’re in a difficult situation.
There’s something to be said about a person who holds onto their principles and does not lose them in a situation of hardship and in a situation of particularly the pinch of financial hardship.
Rewarding a person for their honesty that whoever is mindful of Allah Subhanahu wa’ta’ala during a dire need like financial hardship, Allah subhanaw Taala will make a way out for them and and Allah will provide them from places and with things from places that they would not have expected before.
The source of the rizq and the output of the rizq; the source of the sustenance as well as the output of the sustenance are unknown to you when you choose to practice taqwa, when you choose to practice piety and god-consciousness, even in a tight situation, even in a difficult situation and whoever entrusts Allah with all of their Affairs then Allah subhanaw taala will be sufficient for that person in regards to everything.
You don’t know the rizq that you will see in your life through other business opportunities that Allah will decree that come your way because of you abandoning that haram, You don’t know the blessing/ the Baraka that Allah will put in the money that you earn from halal.
When you do something particularly, well, then it really hurts to have your integrity called in a question in regards to that particular matter.
So, when you’re particularly good with something then an accusation in that matter is particularly hurtful.
Once you start to spread those types of rumors, then you just create a profile about a person. The goal here… It’s like islamophobics do, right?
The goal is not to actually have anything verifiable against you as to create enough suspicion to where they can profile you.
So if I throw enough stuff out him then some of it will stick.
Our deen/ religion places such care on verification on not profiling people. By virtue of the abundance of news that exist about them as was done with uthman (Ra)
Prophet (saw) Abu Bakr (ra) and Omar (ra) buried next to each other.
Something happened in the life of the Prophet (saw)….
This is the qadr of Allah (Swt); the Baqi’ expanded to where Uthman (ra)’s grave became a part of the Baqi’…..
Going through a situation where people suffer from mental illness doesn’t mean Therefore if you going to talk to somebody about a mental health issue, you talk to The Experts. So don’t go on make an appointment with the Imam.
you need to go to the imam for Spiritual maybe support or you know that you…. going with a counsellor on the side, but … the imams, you know kind of like help as well to keep in sha Allah on track and so on, that’s good. But don’t depend on the imam primarily for an issue that other professionals who depend on the imam primarily for an issue that other professionals who are specialized in the field they can help you with Insha’Allah.
One thing is that you can’t just pray away a mental illness, A lot of people think that way in this is wrong and to burden someone else with that is also not appropriate. you have to treat it. And treating it is a form of a ibadah That’s a form of worship.
Mental illness hurts you, it hurts people around you. and when you seek to cure that so that you can be a better Muslim, be a better child to your parents, a better sibling a better spouse, whatever it may be that’s actually ibadah, that’s actually an act of worship.
Ibn Abbas (ra) said the documentation of Allah is every expression, every word and every signal whether it is expressed written or spoken. That’s the way that Allah documents
If you would not bring yourself to say it to someone, don’t write it.
When we use social media use it in a way that if you were to die for some reason you would not be embarrassed about the content that you have put out there.
As a Believer we should do that which is good. We should do that which is not embarrassing if we were to die and even if we did not die, but we need to be much more responsible when it comes to the use of social media.
If you’re feeling more spiritual this moment at the end of Ramadan, then your Ramadan has been successful.
If the day of Eid is a day of obedience, a day where you still pray your qiyamul lail, a day where you still pray in the Masjid five times a day, a day where you still read the Quran and this is a huge sign that Allah azzawajal has accepted your qiyam and your reading of the Quran and your prayers in Ramadan.
So it’s important that we’re trying to form habits in sha Allah tala that will Outlast Ramadan and go beyond Ramadan.
one of the signs of an accepted Ramadan Is that our life changes, even if it were to mean or even if it was to mean just by a few inches, but the life has changed. If my life changes after Ramadan It means my Ramadan was correct.
A hear-touching dua / Supplication made at the end of Ramadan by Shaykh Omar Suleiman
“Ya Allah as we meet our Quran on the Day of Judgment, let the Quran testify in our to do right by ya rabbal alamin”, Ya Allah make us among those that observe lailatul qadr in its entirety, Yeah rabbil al-amin….”