Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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So today's topic,
I mentioned, is about a lot of
this topic is built off of a single Iota per hand and a part of an ayah from the arm. This is inserted Baccarat I have a 165. A last kind of what Allah tells us what
I shall do
that those people who claim or profess faith.
You don't have to be expensive getting a little technical. I want to explain this just for a second, this phrase that commonly repeats itself throughout the Koran whenever luck calls on us, oh, you believe the translation was used to hearing? Yeah.
is a verb that signifies something that occurred in the past. It's a past tense verb.
And so when it's used in this fashion in this manner rhetorically, it has more of the effect of saying that those people who claim to be believers, those people that who have, who at some point in time in their life, have said that we believe we are believers. They've claimed the EMA, and they've claimed faith and belief at some point or another. And so one thing that's very interesting in the classroom, of course, you wouldn't have commented on this. They said that whenever I was younger,
it is basically a call on us to back up what we said.
substantiated prove it, you said that you believe that you should change. That's why Yeah, you know, as we read through your opponent opponents, and either it's followed by a command.
And sometimes it's followed by a prohibition, a law forbidding something, why because proof it establishes, substantiate your claim that you are a believer by following through with this command. So here in this ayah
Allah says, what are the lamelo?
That again, those people who claim to be believers, how can they prove their faith in their claim on their belief in the law, I said,
that they will be very strong, they will be the strongest, I shouldn't do. They will be the strongest when it comes to love for Allah assured that
they will be the strongest in their love for lust. And that's the mark of unbeliever that's the sign of a believer, that is the foundation on which the life of unbelievers built upon
his that his love for Allah subhanho wa Taala. His undeniable unquestioned, full fledged devotion and dedication to a law is his evidence and is proof of the fact that he lives his life based on the primary principle of a law comes first in his life, or inheritance.
And so this whole talk is built around this issue. However, at the same time, I don't want to give the standard format that this type of a topic would follow. Where we would go through the IR and the headings that emphasize the importance of loving a lot, rather than what I like to do is kind of switch gears a little quickly. And talk about our situation today.
When we look around the world today, and I'm talking about Muslim, non Muslim alike, even particularly within the Muslim community, within circles of people who claim faith in my belief,
we see frustration we see anxiety, we see sadness, we see, you know, difficult a range of different emotions, we see a lot of emotional spiritual adversity and difficulty that people are experiencing across the border.
To the point where that has become the, the standard emotional state of people.
The standard emotional state, the typical outlook on life is one that is very pessimistic, is one that is very frustrated. Normally speaking people today, their normal mode of behavior is frustration. Its anger, its sadness, deprivation. That is the normal state and the condition of people today spiritually and emotionally.
To the point where anytime that we feel
good, we feel contented we feel fulfilled, that is a departure from our normal state. That is, that's the heart
point of our of our human experience, when we accidentally feel like you know, I'm actually having a good day today. And that's the highlight of a person's week or a person's month, or a person's here.
And when we take a look at that, when we understand that we can trace that directly back to the same issue.
Why is there such an empty feeling that is so prevalent today?
And to be very, very straightforward and open about the topic to not beat around the bush? How is it possible that people who pray five times a day,
people who fast occasionally people who recite for
on a daily or you know, every other day basis?
How is it possible that people who are practicing are still struggling?
Or still frustrated are still feeling empty? How is that possible?
I've had so many people come up to me just within the last few weeks, because whenever you go somewhere, you go to talk or you teach a class somewhere, people like to come and ask questions. And I always get caught. I literally get caught off guard every single time by this question.
where somebody will come up to me and say I'm praying five times a day I'm doing this, I'm doing that, but I feel and
and it's it's a real predicament.
Because if somebody came up to me and said, I feel empty, I said, well, you need to live your life.
But how is it possible that somebody is praying five times a day and still has this empty, frustrated, deprived, emotional condition and state? How's that possible? How do you reconcile the two.
And we realize because at the end of the day,
we have to understand that the objective, the point of our existence, the objective and the purpose of human Islam that we try to live, the objective of the worship, do a bother engaging, is all become close to a lot and attain the level of a loss.
That's the objective.
So again, at the expense of sounding too simplistic.
This is the solution to agriculture problems. The love of a lawn is the solution to
every single problem. The solutions will be found here, and will be built off of this primary principle.
There's a remarkable, beautiful story.
That the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam relates to those
were the prophets. Among some paints like a picture he describes a scenario is the eloquence of the prophet to lobby someone what a remarkable Teacher He was. So you get a picture. He says, imagine somebody traveling through the desert, on a camera, and they got all the provisions tied onto that camera. And again, to contextualize what that exactly means. You don't imagine that you're driving through Central Texas.
Central Texas, by the way, in
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, kind of a scary place. Okay. We got we got to put some context to it. Because traveling through the desert by herself is a scary lotion.
Right? driving from Austin to Houston is not scary. All right, depending on who the driver is.
But typically, the journey itself is not scary. It's not life threatening. So imagine you're driving through Central Texas, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and you're terrified.
And you're driving by yourself.
And you're driving in your Honda Civic that has different colored doors.
That means that Honda Civic that you actually can have a conversation with as you drive because of all the different sounds that are makes you can practically hold a conversation with your car. All right, so you're driving in a beat up old car middle of the night by yourself
through the middle of nowhere scary frightening looking place.
And just the prospect of that
just just be just what is possible what could go wrong there. It there's a lot that could go wrong. It could be very, I mean, it can be really scary. And a lot of people don't get it if you try to undertake a journey You're very lucky. right because of what can go wrong can turn really bad.
So the problem is policy says in the same fashion somebody is traveling through the middle of the desert, crossing sea
The middle of the desert, hundreds of miles by himself, right in the County Transportation, but everything that he needs in order to handle everything I need is in the backseat of the car.
And he stopped somewhere to get some rest tidelands gamble, maybe laying down, you'll get some rest or do something,
use the restroom, whatever the case may be. And it comes back. And
so imagine you stopped by a really shady location, you know, rest area or truck stop. Right? Where you're most certainly like a couple of serial killers probably operate out of here. really frightening, scary looking. But you got to use the restroom.
So suddenly, somehow you muster up the courage you parked your car, directly under a light. You lock your car, you go inside, looking back over your shoulder, cell phone and head, right and you go inside.
And you go use the restroom and you come back out
in your car. So
just imagine the panic that would set in at that moment.
How frightened you would be let's just say your name and have your cell phone it was in the car
and the car is blown.
Imagine how scared and terrified your wallet was on the car, your cell phone was in the car as your genius marshmallow. So everything that you have, that could possibly be your backup plan. Everything was in the car. And the cars are nowhere to be seen.
Just imagine the the hopelessness DDD, the anxiety that would set in at that moment, you'd freak out.
So this man, his camera was gone. He terrified
after the initial like just running around looking,
then the he feels scared that eventually reality starts to settle in that I'm pretty much dead. I'm not going to make it out of this alive. I'm not going to survive this and eventually manifests in just giving up.
The guidance gives them surrenders.
And it goes and he lies down under a tree and he just waits for death overtaking there's no point here. In the middle of the desert, hundreds of miles around. There's nothing, no water, no food, no sustenance, no human being no means of communication, nothing. This is the desert and you're not going to make it on foot.
So what do you do?
So you just lay down
not knowing what to do what to think and just figure whatever
And then maybe dozes off or just ladies here because I suppose for a little while,
wakes up after a little while opens his eyes.
And lo and behold,
what standing right next to him is counting just children.
And he can't even believe what he was looking at for a second.
For a moment, he thinks he's dreaming or he's already dead. Like my dad, this is heaven. Why is your cabinet heavy? Right? So he, he doesn't know what to think for a moment. And he sees this camel. And he jumps up and grabs the camera is the camera.
and then checks the backseat.
And all the stuff is there. His wallets there. His phone is there. His water is there, his food is there. Everything's there.
And at that moment,
in that height of emotion and excitement, he screams that
a lot mama and daddy.
Oh Lord, You are my slave and I am your Lord.
And the prophets about Islam says of the
He missed he messed up that was a slip of the tongue. But why did he mess up mess up right and the other slip of the tongue because of how excited he was? How overcome with emotion he was. He was so out of his mind excited and happy and grateful and thankful that he didn't even realize the words that were coming out of his mouth. He tripped up over his own words.
What he meant to say was Oh Lord, You are my Lord and I am your slave.
But think about how excited he was that he didn't even realize what he was saying he was tripping over his own words. Just try to imagine for a second picture in your head how excited that guy will be literally jumping up and down screaming just yelling them into the sky. Oh Allah, you are my slave and I in your Lord. Just imagine get that image and picture in your head and then
Prophets Allah gives us
the lesson and all of this, this whole story, the lesson the moral of the story is the profit or loss of money. Some says
that last panel, which is even more overjoyed, a last panel agenda is even more pleased and more excited and more happy.
When a single slave of a law man or woman younger old, when one single slave on the last turns back to a mom, reestablishing their connection with a mum realizes that the love of a lot is more important to that person than everything else and anything else in this world. A love is more exciting, more overjoyed, more pleased, more happy that that guy is when he found his camera,
then then you would be when you found your car parked around the other side of the gas station. Apparently somebody stole your car and realized stealing destroy was more trouble than it was worth. Right. And so they just parked the car on the other side of the parking lot and took off. And he's just walking around in your hopelessness and you see your car and you run in there, and everything is still in your car and imagine how exciting up you'd be jumping up and down screaming and yelling.
Me I'm not forgiveness, we wouldn't even remember to say I haven't really done what I'm saying about the overexcitement, we wouldn't even remember to say I will just be fist pumping. Yeah, do a little dance around the car. Right? We just saw overjoyed don't even realize what you're doing. You'd be celebrating for a good five minutes before you found out that you actually have an audience. There's like a bunch of people standing there looking at you very worried about their own safety net.
But think about how excited you would be in that moment and think for a moment.
Imagine trying to grasp the reality than any single human being any one of us, decides makes up our mind and makes a conscious choice and decision in our life. That a lot is my number one priority in having a relationship with a lot was more important to me than everything else than anything else in this world, that Allah is more overjoyed that I am at that moment.
And that's what we're talking about.
That's the reality.
we all know why we need it. We all know how important it is. It's a combination of our faith. It is the essence of belief. And
make no mistake about that. There are technicalities for religion, there are issues of faith and theology and all of those things. But there is one thing that everything else is built upon, and that is a love for love.
If you know all the technicalities in the world,
if you know all the technicalities of the world,
you know everything there is to know about the religion, but she lacked that love for Allah,
then everything is in vain.
Because you see, every sense, every faculty, every organ, every part of our body that Allah has given us has a function, the honestly the ears, they listen, they hear the tongue speech, the mouth speech,
the brain processes and computes and things.
Everything has a function. And loving is a function of the heart.
So if you have all the knowledge of the religion,
and we have such an emphasis on knowledge, and knowledge is important, don't get me wrong.
I've spent half my life studying and I continue to study and then teach a little bit off. That's I'm an educator. That's what I do. I'm a student and educator. I understand I input powers, but I'm not here to diminish the importance of knowledge. But there is a reality check we all need.
That we have a ton of knowledge.
Without love. Love is the action of the heart. Love is that which advocates for heart, love the lives within exists within the heart. And it emanates from the heart, if there's a love for Allah, not love Allah messenger. And there's just a lot of knowledge and in religion. It is all a bunch of knowledge books, information that is stacked on the surface, but nothing is penetrating through. And the example of that is
example of a donkey that is carrying books.
And that's why when the last time I gave us the example of what we're faced with
believe is a lovely example of. So number 14 sort of on the example of a tree
It is like a beautiful, magnificent trees whose roots are very deep and very firm and strong. And then its branches are very high up in the center.
When you put a seed into the ground, you don't put a seat on top of it, you plant the seed inside,
you got to turn the soil, you got to plant the seed inside, then you water it, and you get sunshine when he gets water. And then the sprouts open inside the container.
It sprouts open first inside of the ground, and it begins to grow inside of the ground. And how often is the comfort is strong enough stable is healthy. Then finally, after a certain amount of growth, it actually scrubbed out of the ground and damaged. So it's up there for everyone to see, and for everyone to appreciate. But it has that foundation that roots go that strength that help was not there under the ground internally inside, there would be nothing on the outside for everyone to see.
And that's what we have to understand is the reality of our own faith. And it is the love of a lot in the heart. The love of alignments, messengers a lot is in the heart, and it grows in the heart and it fills the heart. That's why even the word for love in the urban languages.
And one of the there are a lot of different opinions that the linguist the lexicons have, about what is the what what, what is the root of the word or how did this word developed the meaning of love. But one of the first and most prominent positions of the scholars of the Arabic language is that it refers to a hub by like a sea.
And the reason why the Arabs needed that name was because they said that when you have like little things you have what we would call like debris, or seeds or little things. And if you put a few seeds,
or a few flakes inside of a glass, and then you fill that glass with water, what happens to those flakes, what do they do, they rise up to the top.
And so the scholar said that love is called hope.
Because when it fills up into the heart, it raises the love continues to rise up to the surface. And it fills up the heart
to the point until the extent where eventually that love feels something to the heart to the point where now it rises to the top and it overflows out into the person's actions in a person's words, and a person's decision to the person's choices. And the way
understand our foundation
is the level of emotional
For a healthy mind.
Now that we understand it's important, obviously, we understand it's reality, and we understand why it's necessary.
Let's talk a little bit about
you know, the nature of love and how love develops and what the essence of this emotion or this experience is.
So there's a few things.
First and foremost is that we, we talked about love is an action of the heart. It is an eternal experience of the heart. And that's why it relates to the emotional and spiritual capacity of a human being.
But then we talk about what is the object of love?
What is the object of a person's love?
So, there are two things. There are two reasons why someone loves something or someone else.
Number one is either because of the essence of that, who that person is or what that thing is.
or because of the qualities of that person or that thing.
And what we have to understand
that are lost is people supreme and Allah is greater than anything and everything
in his essence is that emotional needs support also his attributes and his poverty. There is nothing superior to him.
You know that there's a very, there's a very, you know,
there's a reality. There's a reality to life. And that reality is familiar to
becoming familiar with something knowing something or someone becoming familiar with
Someone leads to admiration.
You begin to admire that person.
You have positive good sentiments towards that person. But that begins with familiarity. You got to get to know someone, you got to know who somebody is, in order to admire them.
That admiration continues to build, and that admiration leads to respect.
And eventually you get to a point where you respect someone.
You respect someone, once you've gotten to know about them, once you come to admire about them, lead you to respect them.
And then when you begin to respect someone, and that continues, that relationship continues to build off of respect,
that eventually leads to love. And
that is the process.
And anybody who's had any type of a human relationship knows that to be true. You know, someone, you admire someone, you begin to respect someone, and eventually begin to love someone.
When we talk about a lost pet, or whatever, we have to understand I said, a lot is superior, in this essence, and hinge qualities and anything and everything. But the problem is right now.
The first step of our journey in order to build and develop love for our toddler is to first get to know who it is to understand what love is, we don't even know right now, that's the problem.
And in order to get to know our last panel, whatever is
the most basic step in that regard.
And last kind of whatever introduces himself to us in time and time again, over and over again. Allah subhanaw taala has told us about himself, and told us exactly who he is.
What he has told us about him, basically,
there's nothing There's no one like,
What do you mean, he's superior to everything in anything.
He's the Creator, Master sustainer, provider, protector, of all people whenever and wherever they
call the commission. He is the creator of each and every single thing.
Not only did he create each and every single thing, but then he taught that thing on how to live this life, how to exist he gave him guidance and taught it
on how to live how do we exist? What do I do?
He overlooks and supervises and maintains everything.
He is resolved. He is the one who feeds and sustains everything and everyone he is. He is so merciful God is mercy ethical limitations. He is.
He is so merciful, that he's constantly merciful, without ever suffering any type of a lapse of His mercy,
His mercies continuous non stop while
he is loving, unconditionally loving,
understand the love that ally has for us,
when he wanted us to understand that the mercy that he has on us the love that He has for us, the profit or loss,
pointed to a mother holding an infant.
A mother loves her child regardless.
But it's great, especially when a child has an interest. Think about that stage. How protective of mother is how nervous is about the well being of the child all the time non stop.
Allah the Prophet of Allah Swanson pointed to a mother holding her infant
and said, Did you ever imagine
this mother harming her child in any way shape or form?
The love the mercy of a mother is unparalleled.
And then once the profits
then said that the mercy that Allah subhanaw taala has upon the slaves is greater than the mercy that a mother has upon her being.
That is the love that is the mercy of
his or her food.
Three different attributes for themselves when it comes to forgiveness in the coffin, immediately forgiving, instantly forgiving.
If we mess up or we immediately turn to imagine I messed up suffered a lot. I'm sorry.
Less than gamma, instantly forgiving, then tells us is a fool. He's constantly forgiving,
always non stop constantly forgiving.
And then he tells us that he's afar. He's abundantly forgiving. So it doesn't matter how much somebody is done. If they turn back to each other, he forgives them.
Without any consideration about how much they've done, or how many sins they've committed, these sincerely turn back and want to repair their relationship with Allah. This is established.
In a sacred tradition, where the prophets Allah tells us that I lost
all my slave. And this is an individual address, always speaking to each and every single one of us individually, know
that if your sins were to reach the limits of this route,
that if one person sending so much so much so much on their own by themselves, that their sins stacked up all the way to the sky, north, south, east and west, covered the entire earth, and then started stacking on top of that we filled up the entire world, all over the earth, all the way reaching up to the sky, as far as the human eye can seem to
think about how many students that would be
like every single time, I come into this in about a week.
And then I kept sitting in boxes kept appearing to the point where the terror urges became covered with a layer of balls. And then I kept saying it and they began stacking on top of each other, to the point where they stacked up all the way to the sky as far as I can tip low back up to blue.
And then the customer was lost, says
and then after doing all of these things, you asked me for forgiveness once sincerely, honestly, truthfully, you begged him and asked me for forgiveness.
like I have
when I'm done. And then Allah subhana wa tada says,
I have forgiven you and it's not even a big deal.
Because you came back to me
because we went back to a lot.
There's unbelievable I am.
When you appreciate the grammatical the linguistic ones.
It's enough to change your life. It's
a lost power. Speaking about himself. He says what when he
and He alone is the one Yatta
Yatta is the present slash future tense for
the implication of using this type of a verb is that it's a continuous action which are renewing action. It's an action that repeats itself.
He is the one that continues to accept.
And the word yuck button comes from comun in the Arabic language and means to receive to very graciously accepted receive. He is the one that graciously benevolently. mercifully. He receives and accepts and Toba repentance in regard to the enormous slaves.
What are you out for?
Not only did somebody mess up and now you're saying sorry, in the last hour, Tara is accepting your apology. But then he says, As proof and to give something more, not only accept the apology, we are 470. So imagine you owe somebody money. And you told them you pay them back on Friday. And we're sitting here on Saturday right now. And you see that brother in the machine, and you walk up to that brother and you say brother, a very very sorry, my bad. I messed up.
What would you think of the person who would say
no problem? Don't worry about it. I'm not upset. I'm angry. No, no worries.
What would you What would you say about that?
Man, what a great guy.
What a great, what a wonderful human being. What a remarkable was.
He wasn't offended. He was an angry he wasn't upset with me.
But then imagine not only does he say, no problem, don't worry.
I'm not angry. I'm not upset. And then it goes a step further. And he says no, by the way.
We're sure we're clear. Accounts cleared. Don't worry.
Don't worry about telling you
to get out of it.
Just think about how you would feel about that person.
You'd go home and make the offer that person before you go to bed at night, when you make the offer yourself and your family and your kids and your parents.
At that time, that intimate moment where you meet to offer the things that are most important to you, you need to ask for that person.
Because you've never met a more gracious human being in your entire life.
I mean, the reviews you would give this person
that person has a lot of responsibilities.
That's a believer. That's a Muslim. Just how impressed you would be with that person.
A las panatela says he continues to accept repentance from his leaves continues graciously accepted, Okay, no problem.
But then what was his like burden way out of who is it
and he continues to remove to wipe away
to clear their deaths. As they add on the sin, the bad things have been done.
Allah says he continues to wipe away your sins, he continues to clear their debts. And here comes the most remarkable part of the way Yeah.
This Wow, wait a minute, this Wow.
Normally everybody would this while everybody in
this world here does not mean that
this one was what we call well, hallelujah.
show you Alright, so that this one is called well, hallelujah. What it means is, even though
while at the same time
while knowing while full fully no
continues to accept our apology amongst our production teams to wipe away our sins, even though while fully knowing what we're going to do tomorrow, that we're gonna make a mistake again tomorrow, that we're gonna send again tomorrow, that we're gonna miss another trigger again tomorrow, not intentionally.
in spite of that fact, he continues to accept our apology, he continues to when he continues to clear our records, and wipes and wipe away our sins even though he knows fully knowing the fact that we're going to continue to make mistakes.
This is what is
when you get to know
when you learn about
when you get to know us,
then you continue to grow in your life.
And so that familiarity leads to admiration.
That admiration builds to respect.
And you begin to learn and realize more and more about how powerful is Allah? how remarkable is Allah how unmatched and supreme is a lot.
I mean, the stories are literally endless.
The stories are literally endless. One time the Prophet
the Prophet Tolleson passed by a veteran man, and he was making his prayer.
And the Prophet Tamati said, I'm stuck to listen for
the process of some concern for listening for this exam.
And he heard the man calling out to have been praising a lot of glorifying a lot. You see that you can feel the level of light in his words.
Oh, the one who eyes cannot see in this world, what our
mind cannot comprehend his greatness. When
people cannot praise Him as He deserves to rephrase what I do I usually have
situations incidents do not change him when
he does not fear the passage of time.
Alma is the one who knows the weight of all the mountains in this role. Omar can either be happy he knows the volume of all the oceans in this world.
He knows the exact number of drops of rain that fall from the sky
As job he knows the exact number of leaves on all the trees have been terrible.
And he knows the full detail of everything that the light heightens darkness or delay may illuminate with its light. Without
one sky cannot shoot.
one ground cannot shoot another ground from Allah, what are gentlemen Matthew Ye, in a mountain in its deepest, darkest caves, cannot hide anything from Allah, what are behind Murphy's Law, and the ocean is depths of darkness cannot hide anything from below.
And later on, there's a lot lengthier narration, but the prophets of Allah eventually calls his man gives him a gift and congratulate him
to come along. Because of how beautifully you are breaking the law, you understand the law, you know who it is, you recognize a law, you have the love of the law.
And that's what we need to do, we need to learn we need to read we need to embrace, we need to interact with the words of a law, learn about the laws, so we can continue to grow in our love and our admiration or respect for our lust.
Now to talk about things that we can specifically do to build an increase in our love for love. So first and foremost, like I said, just get to know more about what love is. And the two things I would recommend for that. Number one is read the book of Allah read.
The second thing that I would recommend is specifically studying the names of the attributes of the love.
Learn what they mean, learn the most power and see how that speaks about themselves.
That's the first step number two,
closely tied to the first step, the first step is more about just familiarizing yourself with the law and understanding. But the second part of it is, is beginning remembering to the last mile and then taking what you've learned about a law.
The names of Deacon we have some how do we know even though Glory be to God?
You love you know the next time we talk like that. So
How remarkably and absolutely perfect and flawless is
absolutely perfect is
not a simple shortcut.
So how long have you been down? The ultimate praise was is and will always be.
Everything praises Allah. And Allah deserves praise for everything that there may be.
There is absolutely nothing, no one that is worthy of our devotion, dedication, veneration worship,
other than Allah,
Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater than anything and everything. No matter what it is, that might catch your fancy, no matter what it is, that might become a priority in our lives. We remind ourselves by saying, of course, that always more important than that.
a lot, a lot of
remembering the lunch.
So engage in the frequent thinking and reverence of Allah. It's a reality of life, folks. It's a reality of life. The more you talk about something, the more you, you know, the amount of money or how long the town says something 1000 times
extends to heartworm.
When the tongue says something 1000 times it stands for hard work.
The more you talk about something, the more you believe it.
The more you grow in your love and your admiration and respect and affection. So talk about a lot, remember a lot.
The third thing is, and this is another reality.
When when you love something, when you love something, you are emulate. You know, they say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. You either emulate it, you imitate it, or you obey it.
Whatever it may be that you love you do what it tells you to do. You do what
are you trying to be like that you do what they're telling you to do through their actions or
the obedience of a logical which is very ironic, because it's a cycle that feeds into one another. On one side, our obedience to a lot is based off of the law.
We are for love, but our love for Allah will depend on our beings.
And that's why the scholars talked about this, that sometimes when maybe you were still growing and developing your love for Allah, and you realize ally has asked you to do something and you know, you should be obeying Him pray five times a day, you know, you shouldn't take our time today. But you're still developing your love for Allah, you're still needing your love for Allah. And that's why praying five times a day is kind of hard for you.
you struggle with it, it's a challenge for you.
force yourself to do it. And just the fact that you are doing this, even though it's difficult, because you normally do it for one reason you're doing it because the last few to do
that will also help you build your love for Allah subhanaw taala. So
the fourth thing, and this is a huge reality, in the in the social context that we're in,
whenever you love something, you display your affiliation or affection for them.
I'll talk about my own, like something that I can relate to something that I would struggle with.
So just I guess, by virtue of being from Texas, you know, you're into football. Alright, so football is kind of a big thing.
So you're into football. So
born and raised in Dallas, Texas, you're a college
So your capitalization. Now, that's just how you're programmed. I also knew there were the Dallas Mavericks t shirt.
So it's a thing. Now when you love something you display you put out there you display your affiliation.
at something we do, whether it be a brand, where it'd be an athlete, or be a sports team, or whatever the case may be a band,
whatever the case may be, you display your affiliation, your affection for nothing.
For the object of your love, your admiration and respect, your affection, you display your affiliation.
We also need to learn to display our affiliation and our affection for lust. And that, again, is done by the obedience of worshiping a lot, primarily, the worship of praying five times a day, fasting and
staying away from Allah has prohibited is our display of affiliation to a lesser man.
And some parts of it are personal, some parts of it are eternal, some parts of it will be public,
when you start to think about what the situation is,
because I gotta do what I got to do, this is why
when the sister walks around with the hijab on, that's her affiliation,
that is her, displaying the fact that she has a relationship with a mom.
And so we have to also realize that in practice that understanding that this is, not only is this a display of our love, for love, but this will help us continue to build in our love for our last.
I'll end with three things that we have to keep in mind.
Three things we have to keep in mind, as we continue to build and grow in our life.
Number one is obviously build your relationship with the law. And the absolute foundation of that is your five daily prayers.
There is no getting around that there is no beating around the bush about them. But we got to get our founding printers on track and build a relationship with Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala himself says, Well, my dad, he says
he will change in a heartbeat illegal demand
that there is nothing that my slave comes closer to me.
There is nothing that brings my slave closer to me than that which I have obligated upon, which I have commanded him to do. And that is
the second thing.
Then if we want
to have the level of a log, we want to be promoted by a lovely wanting you hit
that last 100 words. In describing believers, he said we should move up.
You hit kulambu. I'm trying to remember the
last time I asked for something that's not the homie, you hit boom. When you hit
you hit boom.
love we love them and they will love a lot.
And we want to reach that point in our relationship with alone, where Allah loves us and we love him. Number one, establishing the five daily prayers. And then going forward from there, once you establish your fucking prayers continue to grow into what mine is and isn't up to the power of will they have nowhere to have that.
In my slave continues to keep coming closer to me through the extra prayers, the extra worship that he or she is willing to do until I love that sleep. I love him I love her a lot.
And then the Prophet, the prophet of Allah salon, he sometimes says that in another Hadith, that I was kind of
the last call should you meet out in salon, and he says that I love so and so.
Either I love so and so. So you also love him her love her.
And then she goes, she
goes to the inhabitants of Athens go to all the angles with a lot of love so and so I love that person as well. You love that person as well. And then that message for them to fill out all of the earth. All the creation of upon these I hadn't mentioned from the ends in the mantles. And
from the end to their NGOs, to the fishes in the sea in the ocean.
That the announcements made to every creation of a mug that exists on the earth, that Allah love so and so God loves us. And so the angels in america love this person as well. And all of you are commanded to love this person as well. Allah has put the love of that person into your hearts as well. And all of the equation loves that person. When the Prophet of Allah ciloxan was the Beloved of Allah, when he came back to Makkah at the time of hunter Mancha at the time of the conquest of Makkah, the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam was walking around mccosh he passed by a rock and he goes, I remember that.
I remember that rock what would make you remember a rock, you know what would make you remember a rock he says, I remember that rock that even before I was given divine revelation, even before the day in the cave, when it came down, I remember walking by this rock in this rock would say Salaam to me every single time I walked by this rock.
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And I would say that's interesting.
And when divine revelation came, then
we see that the Messenger of Allah is the Beloved of Allah, we have evil.
He is the Beloved of Allah,
that leads to the Beloved of all of us creation. Trees,
move from their place to come to give Salaam to the
animals would come in lower than their head in front of profits, so that he would help them and rub his hand on their head.
Huge affection to them
when that person is loved by them.
So the first thing we're gonna do is we're going to get our relationship with a long track by praying to Allah and during the worship of the Rebbe that he has commanded us, obligate us to think of it in this term in the search, a lot has asked us to do.
He's asked us to pray after everything. Everything you continue to do first, yes.
Am I really going to say no?
Am I really going to turn down?
Then the second step
of building this relationship with Omar is mentioned in
our last one time that says
that I now say the prophets Alonso has been told to proclaim this message to the people in one to two Hebrew and above that if you claim to love Allah,
then follow my example. And what's interesting about the word eg man, tell me how to follow it
closely following Mashallah, first time,
alright. So who needs to follow it closely follow? Precisely.
So, if you claim to love a lot, then closely follow the Prophet of Allah and Allah will love you. You be
Allah will love you.
We all feel welcome you
forgive your sins,
because you forgive the person who love. You don't hold grudges, you don't hold things against the person that you love.
While longer before,
we kind of learn to be like the profit or the loss of life.
And after we build, we establish our relationship with the law, we're getting our relationship with the law, through the worship of the law, Depart about being like a messenger a law. This specifically highlights how we interact with the creation of a moment.
Because the most the most amazing thing about the profit or loss of money center is what Allah said is the most amazing thing about him. What he Nicola, Allah, Who
was this unbelievable character, his dignified, normal conduct is impeccable manners.
That was the most remarkable thing about the profit of the loss. And we have to implement them. That is what will make us closer to the chapel. And that is exactly what will make us the Beloved of a model
is to be like the profits of
how we treat others. How do we treat the creme? de la how do we interact with people? How do we deal with people.
And that begins first and foremost,
in our own immediate vicinity,
with the people that are closest to us, the people that are easiest to take for granted. Those are family members. It begins at home.
The saying I forgot where it comes from the charity starts at home, charity begins at
We are we have a very unfortunate contradiction that is very prevalent in our communities today.
That first and foremost, we actually have the concept.
We actually have the concept of into one concept, but we actually have the concept of being religious, while being a terrible human being.
Like we reconcile these two things, we can say, Oh, he's very pious, which is really good guy. He's very quiet.
Oh, he's very knowledgeable.
It's okay, but it's still very hard.
It doesn't work that way.
But we've somehow unfortunately, we kind of, we view these two themes to be coexisting
with Islam does not allow those two things to coexist. Our character is a representation of
That's, that's the bottom line.
And then, in more enlightenment circles, in more enlightened pockets of the, of the law, we actually have the situation where, Okay, I understand out in public, when I go out when I go to work, when I'm in public, when I'm going to the supermarket, when I even come to the machine, I get to be nice and smile and be pleasant as a salon will be very humble and forgiving, etc, etc. And then home accompany tired at home, just picking fights, and home being miserable, terrible, and wretched and rude and mean.
We have to understand that the example of the prophets alongside his words,
the best among she was the one who is the best to his family, and I am the best of my family.
So, we got to improve our character, we get to improve our manners and then begin to hold it
and then the third part of the equation
which is somewhat related to the second part, and that is, we have to also understand, am I telling you something like a human reality again?
I have children I have two daughters.
They are my whole world.
They are the most I mean, I don't love any to human beings as much as I love my daughter's
at this point in time, because I have someone I care for so much so deeply.
If someone bought me a gift
if say you've got a nice gift,
right? That would be appreciated.
Thank you very much. It's probably in your car, I'm assuming. All right.
Thank you very much. I'd be very grateful that appreciate it.
But if somebody's got my daughter's a gift
I I probably would get choked up just thinking about it.
I am so grateful. I'd be so touched. I
I wouldn't even know what to say.
I'd be so grateful.
It'd be such an unbelievable gesture.
Like, wow, that's, that's, I don't even know.
Last paddleboards Allah loves his creation.
He cares for his creation. He feeds and takes care of his creation. He maintains and sustains his creation.
And when someone shows mercy, consideration kindness for the creation of a lot,
from an animal,
to the human being,
that directly draws the mercy the forgiveness from
that person becomes a beloved of love by extending and showing love to the to the beloved.
So learn to serve the creation of a love beginning with people be at the service of people.
And Bill, and Bill is equal word for having a strong, firm foot in relationship with a love. That's why Bob refers to dry land. bedding is like when you have your feet on dry land of the man. And
you have a strong, firm relationship with a lot that is a big.
And when the Lord talks about the concept of when he says it is the belief in alive, the angels and the strictures and the messengers and the prophets, and then the good to your family, and then to take care of the orphans, and then take care of the hungry and the needy, then it's to help people earn their way out of slavery. That is them. It's to help somebody who's who's who's in a jam,
who's in a tight spot. And then Allah says, it is established a premier. Serving the creation of a love is a powerful means of being the Beloved of alone, and having the love of alone, especially when you go out of your way to help somebody who has no relationship to you, with a total complete stranger to you, when you show kindness to an animal.
That you really have no other incentive and motive to show kindness to the animal, other than the fact that it's the right thing to do. But why is it the right thing to do? You showed that animal kindness, you showed generosity to this human being that you have no relationship to? Why? Because a lot of our family loves this creation. Allah subhanaw taala loves this human being. Allah is merciful towards this human being. Allah has told me to show mercy for show kindness to the creation of a love and that is what forces you That is what pushes you That is what motivates you, then you continue to grow your love for life.
And that's the third part of the equation.
The last thing that I wanted to talk about emphasize here is
emaan is born out of gratitude. obedience. Specifically, we said how obedience is a means of developing, proving our love for Allah. Well, obedience comes from gratitude. We got to learn to be grateful to a lot. We got to learn to appreciate the blessings of Allah and express our gratitude to Allah. And the prophet of
somebody who is not grateful to people
is not grateful to Allah. One other variation says, Malaysia will not live or language to
that person will not be grateful to a law who is not grateful to people.
So developing in gratitude is a disease of the heart.
In gratitude is a disease of the heart. And you start out being being ungrateful to maybe your friends and your family and the people that are close to you. You don't feel the need to thank them every single time. You don't feel the need to appreciate them all the time. Because, yeah, whatever.
But eight years of marriage and I still gotta like notice every single time I sold that I acknowledge every single time. Yes, you do, because the ingratitude starts from there. And it's easy to grow, then you become ungrateful to other people, and eventually, they will come to you will be ungrateful to a lot.
So you got to cut that off. You got to present the disease before it begins by learning to be grateful and appreciative.
does not want the person who is controlled, who is constantly ungrateful, but are those people who are constantly grateful
and so we have to learn to love
An attitude of gratitude.
We have to learn to develop an attitude of gratitude.
And that begins
with a model. So the people in our lives
one of the, one of the things that are wanting to
make everyone aware of and talk to everyone about as well, do we have a topic and I wanted to address the profit. One thing that I wanted to at least make everyone aware of is that
in terms of, because we see here in this topic, as well, so much of it relates back to our us and our behavior in our personal relationships and how to manage them. That is a part of this conversation, that it's important that we learn through it, and especially will be examples of
how to properly manage and maintain these personal relationships.
And in such a problem. And even if it's not a problem for someone, it's something that we have to continue to work and build on a better and better at our role model, our standard is not us. You know, so many companies have all you know what, I'm good, I'm straight, I'm in the gym, I'm taking care of teams, I'm taking care of business, I'm handling things and good.
And as long as we're not at a level,
that just means we got more growing to do, we got, we got more improvement to make. And that's a good thing, continuing to get better and better improve.
So based off of that, there's a program that I can do a seminar or workshop that I conduct. It's a one day workshop, that's called happiness in the home. It talks about family relationships, how to better these relationships, how to improve these relationships, how to build on these relationships.
I've taught it in quite a few places across the country in different locations. So I'll be teaching it here in Houston at Missouri salon champions on Saturday, December 29.
That's about six weeks away, six or seven weeks away. So I know it's a little bit of time away. But that gives everyone an opportunity to kind of circle debate mark that mark your calendar. And I really encourage everyone with their friends with their families get the word out, and everybody comes together at this program. So we sit together learn together on how the profits amongst advantages, personal relationships, and we can learn from that and build on that and improve on that.
And I'll finally leave you with a little bit of, you know, some motivational news.
There's a beautiful story. That's one of my favorite stories, that the prophets a lot of stuff that actually told us
a story in his book, he keeps talking to
people who constantly repent and turn back to a Roman. He talks about the stories of these people. And he mentioned the story from the time of Mousavi.
He says that at the time of Musa alayhis salaam there was a drought,
severe droughts if your family
terrible, people die in hungry, thirsty, terrible conditions.
So they may try to
alleviate our suffering.
And so I told him that the way the means that Allah gave him on how to alleviate some of that suffering, was gathered all the people together.
Go outside of the town outside of the city into an open field,
an open area
at a time during the morning time, like 10:11am, the sun is out.
Go stand under the sun
and go out there and pray.
And he specifically told them tell everyone women, children, gold young everybody. Go out there and make Toba repent to Allah ask Allah to forgive your sins, and that will attract and bring the mercy of Allah and Allah subhanaw taala will alleviate your suffering.
That was construction. We have similar practices called Salaam to this this
prayer for him.
And so much Alison gathers all together. In the book he mentioned there's literally like 10s of 1000s of
They go out there
and they stand out there and they pray and they're crying and they're begging and pleading. You know how we mean to Ireland in the you know, the winter prayer in the month of Ramadan. In the last 10 nights we pour our hearts out
For the first time
asking for forgiveness, begging for forgiveness,
and they beg in the bed of the crying the crying, please.
And the people have been added for a few hours and they get tired, they get exhausted they say
we did what you asked us to do.
I brought them here. They begged and pleaded me.
last category tomatoes Mousavi Salam.
Here's one person.
There's only one person remaining from the entire room 10s of 1000s of them. There's one person remaining who has not repented, who has not turned back.
Who has not come back to me and reconnected with me.
There's one person remaining. And because of that one person, everybody's Mercy is held up randomly is held up from everyone.
So Musashi, Salah, thinks himself like, wow,
this dude was really messed up.
Like this must be such a terrible, terrible person. He's installing terrible things. And now on top of that, even now, he doesn't do event that nobody is getting rain, because of that person.
So Mussolini's Rama dresses the people and says, everybody,
there's one person remaining, who has not repented as a lion, everybody needs to cry, because of that one person.
whoever that person was, hearing that announcement,
thought to themselves,
and also thinks themselves like, I didn't want to get called out.
I don't want to make it obvious. I was that one person. Because I'm already bad. Now I feel bad about being bad, I regretful and remorseful for my behavior, for my stubbornness. And on top of that, I mean, the Friday everybody here, I want to use the judgment
and the anger of all these people.
So real quickly,
make no sudden movement, no obvious gesture, that person in his heart.
I'm really sorry.
I didn't realize the gravity of my actions.
I messed up, I'm sorry.
Please forgive me.
And immediately started
struggling the poor.
fella just made this announcement and within seconds.
So he says,
You just said rain was being held back. Because one person would not repent, one person will not turn back.
And then after separation support our social rating.
I don't understand
that the same guy.
it was not really before everyone was deprived. This rain that I've sent down, I've set it down solely because of that person. Because of the how pleased I am that that one person turned back to me that one person has become so beloved to me, by turning back to me that now everybody is blessed, because of the love that I have for that one person
was blown away.
said Oh, that's unbelievable. That's remarkable.
You got it.
I mean, that's an unbelievable story. That's the most amazing thing ever. Yeah. But you have to tell me who that person is. I have to know who that person is. I have to see that person. I have to shake their hand out to meet that person. Because that is amazing to go from that end to this end.
And here comes the most amazing part of the story.
when that guy was simple, when that guy was still stubborn, and would not turn back to me would not even repeat to me when he was being told to return to me.
I did not disclose his identity and humiliate or embarrass him.
Now that he has come back to me now that he has become my beloved, why do you think I would disclose is it
entity now, and he really even embarrassed him about his past now. Now he's not going over. Now it's impossible. I will never tell you that.
That's between me and between me, that is a lot.
And that is a lovable one. And that's what we're striving for, that we're working towards. We lost power telepractice on the level of
the Beloved of Allah. May Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to make a law our number one priority in our lives.
brantas that character in the mannerisms and the behavior of the Prophet of Allah, salaam, man with other brands is the love of the messenger somebody may have lost
the Beloved of the profits along some of that judgment. And may Allah subhanaw taala allow us to live our lives based on the values granted success in this life and in the Hereafter. And eternal success is the pleasure of almost kind of automatic being cycled off Am I really wanted to appreciate everyone for coming out and, you know, attending the program and listening and again, please remember the program is on December 29. It's a Saturday at champions Christian. I'll look forward to seeing everyone there though flyers, you can grab a flyer on the way out and spread the word to others as well.