Ayah 153 O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.
SABR At the Time of Calamity Hold Oneself on the Obedience of Allah Hold Oneself back from Disobedience of Allah
مَعِيَّة GenericSpecific Allah is with people with His knowledge Allah is with believers with His Help & Support
O Allah! Make me one who is most patient and grateful; and make me small in my own eyes but great in the eyes of others.
When the world pushes you to your knees, your are in the perfect position to pray. Unknown
The shortest distance between a problem and its solution is the distance between your knees and the floor. The one who kneels to Allah can stand up to anything. Unknown
Psychology Connection DELAYED GRATIFICATION – ability to resist the temptation for an earlier reward and wait for a reward later on (Self- Control) In our brain, we have the reward circuitry and when we control ourselves from acting on our emotions, this benefits our behaviour in life
LESSONS SABR does NOT mean being passive Be active, get help, keep doing what you’re doing and ALSO ask for Allah’s help without complaining or haste
Ayah 154 And do not say about those who are killed in the way of Allah, "They are dead." Rather, they are alive, but you perceive [it] not.
The Prophet s.a.w said, "If any Muslim man or woman suffers a calamity and keeps it in his memory, even if it happened a long time ago, saying each time it is remembered, "Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un" ('We belong to Allah and to Him do we return,') Allah, who is Blessed and Exalted will give a fresh reward each time it is said, equivalent to the reward when it happened." (Tirmidhi, Ahmad and Bayhaqi)
And we all know the famous incidence about the companion Abu Talha and his wife when one of the sons died and Abu Talha was not at home. She washed and shrouded him and when Abu Talha came home and asked about his son, she said, 'The child is quiet and I hope he is in peace….' (Bukhari)
Ayah 157 Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.
صَلَوَاتٌ for Allah Prayer by Allahصَلَوَاتٌ by Allahصَلَوَاتٌ PraiseBlessings
Two AttitudesAccepts Observes Patience Doesn’t Accept Doesn’t Observe Patience
Degrees of Sabr Sakhat Anger, Curse (Not Permissible) Sabr Control of Emotions (Wajib) Ridaa Staying Content َِ Shukr Saying Alhamdulillah (Best)
Ayah 158 Indeed, as-Safa and al-Marwah are among the symbols of Allah. So whoever makes Hajj to the House or performs 'umrah - there is no blame upon him for walking between them. And whoever volunteers good - then indeed, Allah is appreciative and Knowing.
"Those who conceal something (a religious truth) that they know when asked about it will have a bridle of fire put on them on the Day of Resurrection" (Abu Dawud; At-Tirmidhi)
LESSONS Share what you are learning with others Don’t be upset if people start asking you a lot of questions since you’ve started this course If there is more than 1 opinion about a matter, or different interpretations, don’t hide the knowledge
Ayah 160 Except for those who repent and correct themselves and make evident [what they concealed]. Those - I will accept their repentance, and I am the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.
Ayah 161 Indeed, those who disbelieve and die while they are disbelievers - upon them will be the curse of Allah and of the angels and the people, all together.
LESSONS If you have been living for just this world, then all your deeds will be left for this world Take account of your bank balance for the Hereafter Repent when you still have the chance Repentance NOT accepted at the time of death
Ayah 162 Abiding eternally therein. The punishment will not be lightened for them, nor will they be reprieved.