10 episodes

We often wonder, “Why?”--Why does God want us to worship Him? Why does He send people to the Hellfire? Why can’t Muslims eat pork? Why is life so miserable? Why did the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) fight so many wars? In this series of lessons, Shaykh Hamza Karamali teaches us the etiquette of asking such questions, carefully analyzes what exactly each question means, highlights common logical fallacies, and then shows us how God answers these questions in the Qur’an.

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We often wonder, “Why?”--Why does God want us to worship Him? Why does He send people to the Hellfire? Why can’t Muslims eat pork? Why is life so miserable? Why did the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) fight so many wars? In this series of lessons, Shaykh Hamza Karamali teaches us the etiquette of asking such questions, carefully analyzes what exactly each question means, highlights common logical fallacies, and then shows us how God answers these questions in the Qur’an.

    25 -Why, Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Allah Asks: Why do you despair? – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    25 -Why, Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Allah Asks: Why do you despair? – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    Islam is based on optimism. Allah Most High made us so that He could have mercy on us and forgive us, and to despair of Allah’s mercy is a major sin. Shaykh Hamza Karamali explains that our slavehood to Allah Most High is the joyful slavehood of someone is utter need who knows that His Almighty Lord is always there to help him through life’s difficulties, and who created Him to forgive him, have mercy on him, and enter him into Paradise.



     













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    • 30 min
    24 -Why, Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Allah Asks: Why don’t you ask Me? – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    24 -Why, Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Allah Asks: Why don’t you ask Me? – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    Allah Most High always answers the prayer of someone who turns to Him in complete distress, having given up hope in everything apart from Him. Shaykh Hamza Karamali explains what this state of complete distress is, and that it is the essence and purpose of turning to Allah Most High in supplication.



     









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    • 19 min
    23- Why don’t you have a humble heart? Why, Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    23- Why don’t you have a humble heart? Why, Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    Allah Most High reminds us to have humble hearts and to not be like those who were given revelation before us, whose hearts grew hard with the passage of time (Qur’an, 57:16). Shaykh Hamza Karamali explains the difference between a humble heart and a hardened heart, and how we should renew our relationship with Allah Most High.











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    • 22 min
    22 – Allah Asks: Why don’t you give Me a loan? Why, Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    22 – Allah Asks: Why don’t you give Me a loan? Why, Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    Allah Most High urges us to “give him a goodly loan” that He will “repay many times over.” But what does it mean for us to “give a loan” to the One on whom we utterly depend, and the One who needs nothing from us? Shaykh Hamza Karamali explains.



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    • 24 min
    21- Allah Asks: Why don’t you forgive? Why, Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    21- Allah Asks: Why don’t you forgive? Why, Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    Shaykh Hamza Karamali tells the story of the “Great Calumny” in which the wife of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) was falsely accused of adultery and then exonerated by Allah Most High Himself in the Qur’an. When her father then swore an oath to never give financial assistance again to one of the Companions who was responsible for spreading the calumny, Allah Most High urged him to forgive and asked him, “Do you not wish that Allah should forgive you?”















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    • 25 min
    20- Allah Asks: Why Don’t You Trust Me? Why, Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    20- Allah Asks: Why Don’t You Trust Me? Why, Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

    Trust (tawakkul) in Allah Most High is one of the great virtues of the heart. Shaykh Hamza Karamali explains this virtue, along with the related virtue of genuineness (sidq), and shows how each of these virtues shines most brightly when we choose to do what is right in the face of difficulty.



     











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    • 26 min

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