Istikhara is seeking the guidance of Allah. So you want to open a business, you want to get married, you want to do something, .. a major and you’re confused about it. then you ask Allah, guide me, Allah, if this is good for me.
People say, how do I know the response of my Istikhara?
Go back and find out what you said. That’s the response. You said Oh Allah, if it is good for me, make it easy and facilitate it. Open the doors.
So you get up the following morning and Mashallah, The doors are opening, one after the other. That’s a sign. Allah is starting to open your doors.
You get up the following morning and your doors are closing one after the other. That’s a sign. Allah is closing the doors.
If something bad earns you a sin, the opposite of it, when it’s good, will earn you a reward.
I’ll give you an example, the hadith of the Prophet (pbuh), he says, you know, when you fulfill your base desire in a halal way, you get a reward; reward of a charity.
When people are sad, they do different things to deal with the sadness.
If a person is void of faith and connection with Allah, they do something that makes them more sad.
But Allah Almighty teaches us that the remedy for sadness is a long term commitment.
Even if someone were to throw the whole world at you in terms of materialistic items it will not eradicate that sadness.
When you are happy, remember Allah and ask Allah protect me from anxiety and sadness. The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, used to make duah, supplicate, call out to Allah, oh Allah protect me from sadness, anxiety, protect me from my miserliness.
Never let your happiness disconnect you from Allah and never let your sadness disconnect you from Allah either.
So sometimes when you’re getting a lot of things, it could be something negative, when? If you’ve been driven away from Allah by what you received.
That’s why when you get good things; it must lead you to become a better person.
The best of us, from among those who have been blessed by Allah with the worldly things, is he or she who is humble, humble.
Never let your happiness disconnect you from Allah. And never let your sadness disconnect you from Allah.
Whenever you’re happy, thank Allah; Two units of prayer.
Whenever you’re sad, praise Allah; Two units of prayer. Seek help from Him.
I promise, if anything has ever brought you close to your Maker, even by a millimeter, it was a blessing from Allah, not a punishment. A punishment is when you’re driven so far away from Allah that you’ve just forgotten it.
So sometimes when you’re getting a lot of things, it could be something negative. When if you’ve been driven away from Allah by what you received.
Nothing is impossible for Allah. We believe that Allah creates from nothing. He doesn’t need a thing to create.
let’s not be fooled.
We believe in Allah. We believe there is a Maker. We believe that He alone deserves to be worshipped. Because we know on the day of Qiyamah and Judgment, we will be standing with our account in front of the Almighty.
what we have is nothing that you need to be excited about if it is drifting you away from Allah.
But remember one thing, Allah exists; number one. Number, two your life is very short and so is mine.; Extremely short. You have to go back to Allah.
And when you go back to Allah, He’s going to ask you how did you spend your short time on earth?
So prepare for that day. Use whatever Allah gave you, uniquely yours to enter jannah. But don’t forget the pillars of Islam and your primary duties unto Allah.
speak to people with respect and understand that Allah is the greatest.
Allah says to us through the blessed lips of Muhammad (pbuh), he says, in it, there is that which no eye has ever seen. You seen something, sorry, it’s not going to be in Jannah / paradise. There will be total and absolute perfection in Jannah.
Allah promises you, number one, you get whatever you want.
The hadith says, the eyes have never seen, the ears have never heard.
Don’t allow things and statements to make you think that Allah is not going to give you what you desire in the hereafter, in the hereafter.
When You enter paradise in sha Allah
When Allah Almighty created us, He has already predestined several things about us in a little bit of detail. Allah knows about the future because the knowledge of Allah is unique, unlike yours and mine. What will happen in the future, Allah knows exactly how it will pan out. He knows exactly the what choices people will make.
Allah almighty is great. And we’ve got to continue having hope and calling out to Allah.
That’s the Hadith, prophet, peace be upon him, says the greater the test, naturally, the greater the reward, the more difficult the examination, naturally, the greater the certificate.
Why should I even ask Allah if it’s already predestined? The Hadith says one thing that can move your predestined matters to a degree is dua and another is charity.
Alalh says, you desperately sought a certain thing from Us which we didn’t give you because we didn’t give that to you, We loved the way you asked Us and your sincerity and the way you worshipped Us By asking Us, We will give you paradise in return.
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Allah (swt) says, from the signs of Allah that he created for you spouses from amongst yourselves, so that you could dwell with one another. So the dwelling of Adam (a.s) with Eve was the first part of it.
And then Allah put compassion and mercy and love between the spouses.
Now, this is very powerful and this is very important that The propeht (pbuh) said, No one is single in paradise
Lastly, something very beautiful, the Prophet (pbuh) said about spouses in Jannah, the messenger (pbuh), he said that their spouse is more beautiful than the last time they saw them.
And you would say to your wife that you’re even more beautiful than the last time I saw you. And she would say, subhanallah, and you’re even more handsome than the last time I saw you.
Meaning part of Jannah is that Allah (swt) makes the spouses perpetually more attractive, more beautiful, more loving, and so on and so forth.
The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him has taught us to seize opportunities that are in front of us. But the problem with men; we don’t notice the opportunity.
Listen in life, There will be situations that you must make the most of. They may never come back.
The Prophet peace be upon him said seize 5 opportunities before they are lost, before they’re overtaken by another five situations.
This is a reminder from the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, to all of us.
Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Take advantage of five before five: your youth before your old age, your health before your illness, your riches before your poverty, your free time before your work, and your life before your death.”
Bearing in mind when you make the lives of others easy, Allah makes your life easier.