Active Intidhar: Don’t Just Hear, Listen! - Sabr

Rather, we channeled those feelings into our relationship with Allah Subhana wa Ta'ala. Amman yujeebu 'l-mudh tarra idha da'aahu wa yakshifus sooo'

'A'udhu billahi min al-Shaytan al-rajim, Bismillah, al-Rahman, al-Rahim. Wa bihi nasta'in, wal-hamdulillah Rabbi 'l-alameen. Wa as-salat wa as-salam 'ala Rasul Allah, wa alaa alihi at-tayyibin, at-tahireen, al-masumeen. Amma baad Assalamun alaykum jamian wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatun.

Mu'mineen and mu'minaat today, I want to talk about the importance of patience and sabr, during the period of Intidhaar and waiting for Sahib ul-Asr wa Az-Zamaan (af) for his reappearance, it is a beautiful verse, from Surat ul-Naml, Ayat 62, where Allah Subhanahu Taala says, "Amman yujeebu 'l-mudhtarra idha da'aahu wa yakshifus sooo', wa yaj'alukum khulafaa a'al ardi 'a-ilaahun ma'a Allahi qaleelan, maa tadhdhaakkaroon" (27:62). Allah, azza wa jal, is describing here that, who will the one who is mudhtar, who will he call upon? Or who will answer him or her and remove his affliction?

Who will do this but Allah, Subhana wa Ta'ala, wa yaj'alukum, and He made you Khulufa al-Ardh and He made you vice regents' in the Earth. He has put you in a certain position on the earth. Now is there another God with God? Very few of you contemplate. Meaning as we find ourselves in situations of helplessness or powerlessness, we have nobody to call upon but Allah Subhana wa Ta'ala.

This is a reminder that we are forever in need of Allah Subhana wa Ta'ala's mercy, and a part of that sabr is having that relationship with Allah such that we do not act out of turn, we do not misbehave, we do not lash out, we do not behave in such a way that is not representative of a follower of Sahib Az-Zamaan, afollower of the Imam of our time and of the 14 masumeen, but rather we channel those feelings into our relationship with Allah Subhana Ta'ala.

"Amman yujeebu 'l-mudhtarr idha da'aahu wa yakshifus sooo'," that, who will the one who is helpless, within in a state of dire state, difficult situation, who will they call upon except for Allah Subhanahu wa Taala? And who will remove their affliction except for Allah, wa yakshifus sooo? He will, He is the one. But it is in these moments of apparent difficulty that we develop a relationship with Allah, we pray to Allah, we turn to Allah we beseech Allah Subhana wa Ta'ala. And this is in itself an act of patience.

Ultimately, we need to reflect. So if Allah Subhana wa Ta'ala's is with the sabereen, what is it about Sabr that is so great that Allah Subhana wa Ta'ala is with them. The Prophet of Allah, sallal-lahu alayhi wa alihi wa sallam, where he says that patience is of 3 types, Sabr ind al-Museeba, Sabrun ala al-Ta'a, wa Sabrun anil-Ma'siya. That there is patience in the face of tragedy. There is patience in obeying Allah Subhana wa Ta'ala, that is in praying our Salah on time, in respecting our parents and most importantly, of course, in obeying Allah and obeying the Imam of our time, and Sabr anil-Ma'siya and the patience and forbearance and strength that we show to not disobey Allah and not go against the teachings of the Ma'sumeen and to have good Akhlaq and everything that we do.

And the challenge that I will put forward for myself and for others is that to learn, to listen to others, to have patience and sabr, to patiently wait for people to finish talking and not interrupt them even when debating or discussing. So this is a challenge I put up there. And if I interrupt, if was to interrupt somebody, I will recite a Salawat for the Imam of my time and give the thawaab of it to the person I interrupted.