Allah Is Sufficient For Us! ᴴᴰ - Sheikh Ustadh Yusha Evans
They say that, when you lose hope, you lose everything. When you give up hope, you've lost everything. So there's always hope. When you have hope, you have everything, man. When you have hope in Allahu (subahaanahu wa ta'ala), you have everything man. You have everything that you could ever possibly need. I don't care who likes me. I don't care who respects me. If I have favour with Allahu (subahaanahu wa ta'ala) man, forget you! Seriously! I don't need you to give me my dignity, Allahu (subahaanahu wa ta'ala) has given it to me. Because on the flip side of this, ArRasul (ﷺ) said, 'But whosoever seeks to be pleasing to Allah, even if it's at the displeasure of the people' that means, I do what Allah likes, I don't care who likes it. I don't care if my boss doesn't like it, I don't care if my neighbours don't like it, I don't care if my family doesn't like it, I don't care if my wife doesn't like it. I don't care if my parents don't like it. I don't care who doesn't like it! I do what Allah likes and nothing else! ArRasul (ﷺ) said about this person, that, 'when they seek the pleasure of Allah, even if it's at the displeasure of the people, that not only would Allah become pleased with them, He would make the people pleased with them.' He would make and force the people to be pleased with them! And this is the promise of ArRasul (ﷺ), and we know that ArRasul (ﷺ) spoke nothing but the truth! So, ArRasul (ﷺ) is saying that if you seek to be pleasing to Allah, that means, I don't care who doesn't like the fact that it's time for me to make salaah, I don't care what you got goin on. I don't care if it's time for whatever it is, else that is goin on! It's time for me to pray, I'm prayin. Droppin everything, and I'm making salaah. Allah has said in the Qur'an that he has prescribed salaah at fixed times. Not with the exception: Unless you're working. Unless you're going to school. I don't know if that Tafsir, or that explanation is out there, but in sha Allah, I don't know everything. I don't care what my boss thinks. I don't care if I go to this job interview, wearing this hijab, yeah, maybe they don't hire me, But, if they don't hire me because I'm wearing a hijab, I don't need that job anyway! That's a job I don't need anyway! Because if they don't want me to wear hijab, they certainly not gonna let me pray, they certainly not gonna let me go to jum'ah, they certainly not gonna let me do anything that resembles the action of a Muslim, So, why would I even waste my time? That to me, I would wear it everywhere, every job interview I went. Just to see if this is a job I wanna take or not.
If you would hire me with this, then maybe, we might be able to work with something. Or you don't wanna hire me, because I have a lahyah (beard), or I'm telling you that on Fridays, I have to go to Jum'ah. They like, 'oh, wait a minute! Friday is Jum'ah. Come on man! This is the middle of the day, you can't just leave work!' Then I'll be like, 'look here, man. I would work morning time, I work night time, I work overtime, I work weekend time, I work Christmas, thanksgiving, new year's, I work any other time, but Friday at noon, is Allah's time. See 'ya! Im outta here. No matter what you say.' When we begin to think like this, Allahu (subahaanahu wa ta'ala) will begin to change your life and He will begin to change our condition. And I'm not telling you this just from reading some books! I am telling you this because I have put it to the test over, and over, and over, again! I wouldn't be here right now doin what I'm doin, if I didn't put it to the test. I've done it. And I've seen over and over again how Allah (subahaanahu wa ta'ala) never abandons his slave when his slave turns to him. Never Ever! Without a doubt!