Abdul Rahman Chao – 2024-03-11 – Setting High Goals

Abdul Rahman Chao
AI: Summary © The importance of setting high expectations for one's life, especially in the presence of the Prophet sallran, is discussed. A woman named Jana is trying to get a job in construction and is advised to apply for a job in real estate. The speakers stress the importance of rethinking one's career and rethinking their relationship with Allah. They also discuss the value of real estate and being proactive in pursuing a career. The upcoming release of a book and potential career changes are mentioned.
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Valhalla Amin Huzzah. Jaha mean hamari Jalan cathedral one Isa. What toquilla Hello Rita sir Luna be here well or ham in Hola, Hurricane alley Cooperativa. Yeah, you're Latina. I'm gonna talk Allahu Akula called and studied and use la comme la komak silicom de nada como mejor de la hora, Sula, HuFa advisor 1000 Alima. And my bad for industrial hijiki Karim Allah O'Hara had you had you Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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mashallah Ohmori Mahathir to have a kilometer set him Vida Aquila without him Allah, Allah Allah Allah to infinity

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was a companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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and he was originally from Makkah.

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And he was among the first companions to emigrate.

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And he was a dedicated companion of horses seldom.

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But this companion,

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he was very, very poor.

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He didn't have anything. In fact, he used to live

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in the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Medina

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and the people who didn't have anything

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and they lived in the masjid

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Other versus LM, these were the poorest of the companions.

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And he describes himself as someone who would sleep right outside the door of the prophets on salams apartments.

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And he narrates that one day

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he was sleeping, or he was near the pumps and salams apartment.

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when the time came, he brought the little water for the pastor Salem. And he would always serve the pastor Salam and bring him the things that he needed.

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So he really didn't have a business going on like some of the other companions. All he wanted to do was to serve the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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You can think of him as a butler as a personal assistant.

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Until one day the Prophet SAW Selim looked at him and he said,

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asked me, basically, do you have any requests that you have?

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And there'll be I said,

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messenger of Allah.

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The only request that I have

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is your companionship in paradise.

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Now this companion did not think about the worldly, not that there's anything wrong to strive for worldly things.

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But he had a very high goal. It wasn't just to get to Jannah. But it was to be in the presence of the Russell Sanlam. Just like now, he was with the Russell Salim. He wants to be with the process Salam in Jannah.

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And as you know, the prophets of Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam would be in the highest of all ranks in Jannah.

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So by asking for the companionship of the processor limb in Jana,

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he's getting two things to be in the highest of the ranks of Jana, and also to be with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So the prophets I said, Lim said, our VEDA Dalek, is there anything else that you want? The person selling wants to make? Sure. In fact, this could have been an opportunity for Dr. Ben Cobb to say, in addition to that got us Allah, I want you to also grant me this wish or give me this or bless me with Well no, he said, That's it messenger of Allah.

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Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, if that is so

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then assist me by doing a lot of sujood any Allah Neff seeker, because that is to do it.

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In other words, the province of Solomon saying, if you want to be near me, and you want to have my companionship in Jannah, in the highest of Jannah Obeah, then increase in your extra Salawat.

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Pray extra No laughing.

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And that is your way

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to your request. Brothers and sisters,

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this hadith despite of how concise it is, it teaches us as Muslims,

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that it is important to never set for yourself a low expectation

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but to set yourself the highest of expectations.

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And many of us here

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we work downtown including myself, and we work in the corporate world.

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And many of us, rightfully so we are driven by our desire to be promoted, to get a salary raise, to get a bonus

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to get to the next level.

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To jump to the next step, the next logical step in your career.

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And that is worthy.

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But brothers and sisters, as the month of Ramadan approaches I want us to rethink

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and reframe for ourselves. Is there a way for us to apply that same energy that we have for our career, whether it is by getting more certifications, whether it is going back to school and getting an extra degree, whether it is attending conferences, or networking or whatever?

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Do we apply that same effort in improving our relationship with Allah subhanho wa taala.

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Brothers and sisters,

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Jana is not one level.

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It is of multiple multiple levels.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala has encouraged us not to just settle for the last level of paradise.

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But to ask Allah for the highest level of paradise as the Samick narrates and Hadith that the process, he tells us that Jana has over 100 levels.

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And the distance between each level is like the heavens and the earth.

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In fact, in another narration, the Prime Minister Salam tells us about the value of the real estate in Jana. It doesn't matter what part of you know, people here today they, they compare each other with what neighborhood they live in, and how big their houses and how much it's worth. Think about the real estate value in Jana. The province was sell themselves in an authentic narration that

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the, the amount of space in Jannah that is occupied by a whip, you know, for the animal when you're riding the horse, that space that it occupies in Jannah. It's such a sliver, it's probably like what,

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two feet three feet and like three inches wide poses Selim says that space is is greater and better than the whole world and everything in it.

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So what are we doing brothers and sisters to strive for that? What are we doing to get to the next level in

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our pursuit for Janna

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brothers and sisters, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, if you are to ask Allah then ask Allah for full dose the highest.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he tells us as narrated by Sandy the Kadri Radi Allahu Allah, Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says in a halal Jannetty Utara ona Halal Rafi mean filthy him camellia Tara own al ko Cabot do real garter Phil oak Meenal mushrif I will McRib litterfall to the medina home. Pod we are Sula kilka Manasa cambiar la jolla blu ray room

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call us all Allahu alayhi wa sallam Bella will let enough cvrd Regina, Armand OB la he was mursaleen the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says

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the people in paradise,

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they will look at the people that are above them. And we said earlier that the distance between one level of paradise to the next level of Paradise is like the heavens on Earth. And here the Bunsen Selim gives us an even clearer picture. He crystallizes a friend, he said, It's like someone who looks at the stars.

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And the stars are in the sky.

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And they're shining and they're brilliant. In fact, the scholars they explain this description they said

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it's that when you look at the star on the horizon, and then when the dawn comes and the you cannot see the star anymore, and you're yearning and wondering, where did that brilliant star go?

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That is like how the people are when they look at the next level up in Jannah. For the people above them. It's that fleeting and yearning, feeling looking and wondering, where are they? It's like a distant star brothers and sisters.

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It's not the next street down the neighborhood where the property is mashallah an extra $30,000. This is between the heavens and the earth. And so the Companions they said Messenger of Allah, those are the levels that only the prophets can reach an MBR the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, by the one who possesses my soul in his hand.

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They can be reached by the people who have full belief in Allah and in the prophets.

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And the meaning of that brothers and sisters is that you have firm and full belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala and that you

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Don't rush to do the things that Allah subhanaw taala tells you to do to get to that next level Aquila call Hara are stocks that Allah Allah welcome inside Muslimeen First off, you know in the whole world of Orion

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hamdulillah salatu salam ala Rasulillah. While early he was so happy as you may know about

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he tells us of one of the ways

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he tells us of one of the ways to get to the next level in Jana, and Asahi, the prophets are setting them he says that when the people have entered Jannah The angels will say to them read from the Quran just like how you used to recite back on Earth and for every eye that you recite, you will go up one level of Jannah

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so the question that I have here for you brothers and sisters is Ramadan is on our doorsteps May Allah subhanaw taala. Grant us the ability to witness this next month of Ramadan Annie.

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How many of us here today

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have not touched the Quran?

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How many of us here today, still do not still have not put in the effort to say I need to learn the language, the Arabic language in order to understand the words of my creator. How was it possible that we go through life and we don't understand the words of our Creator?

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So brothers and sisters

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back to the Hijra.

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Have a look at all the Allah who won.

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He was waiting for the prophesy salam to give him the green light to emigrate to Medina. So one day he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he said messenger of Allah Can I go with you travel to Medina, the person said m says lotta John.

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Do not rush. Perhaps Allah subhanahu wata Allah. Allah Allah Allah, Allah aka Sahaba, perhaps Allah is trying to tell you will give you a companion. So a worker, he didn't sit back and relax. He was proactive. This is the first step when you want to reach for the next level. He went to the marketplace even though he didn't have a guarantee from the process. I learned he bought two rides.

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And He fed them basically camels and He fed them and he got all the food and provisions ready.

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He was proactive. And sometime later, the prophets Allah Salam visited a vaca Aisha Radi Allahu Ana de dato book and open the door, and the price is seldom entered. And it was at a time when the restaurant will not visit so I booked it I knew that it was something that was going on. So the pastor said, he sat down and he said to Booker,

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indeed, Allah has permitted me to do the Hijra to migrate to emigrate to Medina.

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Abubakar, the Allahu Anhu. He said, Messenger of Allah, a Serbia Rasulullah companionship, oh, Prophet of Allah, ne Am I allowed to be your travel companion? The Prophet SAW Selim says,

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Yes, you will be my companion on this journey. I shall the Allahu Anhu she said, I have never seen anyone in my life cry with more joy out of joy, more than my father Abubaker.

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That brothers and sisters is how you get to the next step to be proactive. And I want to close off with another story of look at all the hola Juan. One time the person said he was with his companions. And he said

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there are many doors to Jana. And on the Day of Judgment, some people will be called from the door of Salah, some people will be called from the door of charity. And some people will be called from the door of fasting, and some people will be called from the door for those people who went on war expeditions.

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Look at what America is aiming for. He said Messenger of Allah, will there ever be a person who will be called and invited to Jannah from all the doors?

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The Prophet SAW Selim he said and I hope you Abubaker will be called from all the doors of Jannah brothers and sisters as Ramadan is upon us. The doors of Jannah are open.

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It is the time now to upskill and to improve yourself and to make that jump for the next level of paradise Mila Tarantella makers among them.

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date and I will help you

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