Do You Have True Faith? Here’s How To Test It
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My brothers, and my sisters, Allah refers to you and I within this verse, as believers. He says, Yeah, you are living in harmony. Oh, who you believe. So he's talking to us.
And in many places in the Quran, Allah gives us different qualities of the believers by telling us Yeah, you're living in harmony. And then he tells us some homework, he gives us something to do. You do that homework, that means you're a true believer. And sometimes Allah subhanaw taala literally gives us some treats. And he says, those are the believers. And sometimes he says, those are the believers who are really, truly the believers, everybody else. Their faith has not been completed as of yet. So Allah gives us many qualities of believers. And so too does the prophets of Allah who it was similar. The Prophet also gives us qualities of believers. And there are many a hadith, in which
the prophet describes believers in different ways.
I want to talk to you about one Hadith, in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam describes the believers. Now you may ask yourself, why are there so many qualities when it comes to the descriptions of believers? Right? Well, the reason for that is because believers have different qualities. And there are different shades and different there are different types of people. And each one of those types of people is doing something that is a consequence of faith. That is a result of faith. So this is one of those things that is a result of faith as well. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that Mensa at Husa, year two who were somewhat two Hustler, two
woofers, radical movement, whoever becomes sad, when he makes a mistake. And he becomes whoever become sad when he makes a mistake and happy when he does something, right. That is a believer, whoever is happy, when he does a righteous deed and sad, when he does something that's evil, that person is a believer.
And let's try to delve deep in this hadith. Whoever is happy, when they do good things.
You look around you at the things that people become happy because of look at all of the reasons that lead to the worldly happiness of human beings or even yourself sometimes you end up achieving something within this world, you end up gaining some financial gain, you end up marrying the spouse of your dream, you end up getting some sort of deal that you're trying to get you get the child and the child looks exactly the way you wanted the child to look. You ended up getting a house and that's the house of your dreams and you get the car and the car is the car of your dreams you graduate or enter into a college that you love to get into and graduate from you become happy. But
all of these things they will be left behind with this world. And the only source of ultimate happiness will be the happiness that you have because of the Quran and because of your deen because of your religion. And for that reason, Allah subhanaw taala actually tells us to be happy. But he gives us an instructive and a directive about how and why we should be happy. Allah He tells us in the Quran, he says he will be fondly learning what your ultimate effect will be Delica failure. He says that turbidite Lika failure that say oh Mohammed, tell the people because of the grace of Allah and the mercy of Allah you should be happy. So your happiness needs to be because of Allah because
of Islam. Because that is the only true ultimate source of bliss every other bliss will become a source of quest.
trining when you come to the day of reckoning, but when it comes to your Islam and all the things that you've submitted yourself to Allah, for, and by those who will become eternal, that's for you. So Allah wants you to be happy but that happiness keeps comes from where that happiness comes from your righteousness, look at the good deeds that Allah has granted you be happy with them. There are people out there who look at the Quran. This is a gift from Allah, Allah literally calls it a mercy in the Quran from him. But then they want to twist the words of God because they're not happy with one of the injunctions because they think that they know a better way to make people happy. Then
Allah Subhana Allah Allah, when you buy yourself a computer, or you buy yourself an attachment, you buy yourself a microphone or you buy yourself anything else. Where do you go for the drivers? Where do you go for the manual? Where do you go for instructions on how to handle this?
You go to the person you bought it from the company you bought it from they created or they made it so they know how to deal with it best, right? Everybody always wants to bring it back to the company that you went to after market works, but doesn't always work. And it doesn't work as good as well. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran, who Allah will be committed and Jacob he is better aware of you because he's the one who's created you. So when he gave you the manual, which is the Quran, he knows how to make you happy. He says in the Quran itself, Myrna Halligan Khurana Lee Tasha, we did not reveal this Quran upon you. So you may go through Misery has given you this
manual. It is a source of happiness. It is a source of mercy. It is a grace from Allah azza wa jal, so become happy with this Quran.
Be happy with injunctions that Allah has for you within this Quran, apply them it will be a source of happiness for you within this life. And it will be a source of happiness for you within the afterlife as well. The richest people of this world sometimes they have the greatest roids in their heart, people who are millionaires every couple of days you hear of someone going and hanging themselves and committing suicides in different ways. Japan, they have a complete forest that is called the forest of suicide why? of nation that is so developed and so advanced in materialism, but the people that are out there, they're committing suicide. Why?
Because on Wall Street, what happens?
People go up to the tall buildings and they kill themselves. Why? Well, you're supposed to be happier in Wall Street. This is the dream that everybody was trying to live right.
Because these material possessions cannot give you ultimate happiness. Allah is the One who created you and he knows what's going to make you happy. What will make you happy is the Quran books in Bhilwara. Hidden ahead, if you give yourself to the Quran, the Quran will give you happiness because the Quran is one of the attributes of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah.
And Allah subhana wa Taala brings happiness within the hearts of those who subject themselves and submit themselves to Allah Who believes that
if you take your will and make it subject to Allah's injunctions, even if you think for the moment you will become happiness or you will lose some of the capital on that transitory happiness, you will get ultimate and eternal happiness and that will be your true capital that will be something that will be with you in this life and we'll keep going till the afterlife as well ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala to make us happy. But ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to grant his ultimate happiness to happiness of the Quran. I ask Allah subhana wa Taala to give us the pleasure of being those people who follow his book, in every which way. And I ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to make us pleased with
the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Remember, when Allah says,
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My dear sisters, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he continued in this hadith, the Hadith in which he describes a believer in which he says that a believer is the one
who is happy when he does something of righteousness. He does a good deed, a good action, he has a Hassan.
And he's sad when he commits a sin. So the sin is the source of his unhappiness. It's not because he missed something within this transitory life. It's not because he missed something of this dunya it's because he committed a sin. That is what made him sad. And that gave him that remorse. And so that also means that a person can be a believer and he's committing a sin because sometimes when we see a person who's committing a sin, we start to look at them and we say, the person has locked lost the plot, but Allah's Prophet is telling you, the mark of a believer is that he's going to do good, and he's going to do bad. But the thing is, it's about the reaction when he does the good, he's
happy because this is from Allah azza wa jal.
And this is how he should be. And he knows that on the Day of Judgment, this will have positive consequences. But when he does the harm and the wrong, he becomes sad. That means he's doing wrong as well. A believer can go wrong, and don't allow anyone to make you feel like a believer can't go wrong, because there's too many people out there who tell people things that basically lead to despairity but Allah is saying in the Quran, say, oh my slaves, my dear slaves. Yeah, everybody Alevtina a surah for Allah unfussy him, say, My dear slaves, Allah in Dears, the slaves who commit sin. And He says those who have transgressed against themselves lies and during these people, there
are people who claim to be the people of Allah azza wa jal, and they turn these people away from the misogyny. Why are you doing this? Don't dress like that? Don't walk like that. Why do you have this? Why do you have that? Doesn't work like that?
Every single person, I remember there was a brother who converted to Islam, a friend of mine, converted to Islam. And this person had tattoos all over his body. And every person that would meet see this person, they would say to him, that look at this, you have to go get yourself a surgery to get rid of all those tattoos isn't Subhanallah he's new to his faith.
Even someone who's been faithful all his life, that would be difficult, because there's pain that you have to go through, he would explain themselves that I want to, but I don't have the money. And it's also painful as well.
I don't want to look like this is not something I want from my past life. But every person that would see him, it would tell him this. So he came to me. He said, What do you think? So why? I don't know the answer to this. I was 20 years of age at that time, I was a student at the university, but I thought I'll go to the most knowledgeable person that I know, in this country. And I'll ask him. So I went to Sheikh Abdullah ibn jubin.
And I went to his office. And I said, Chief, I have a question. There's a young man who's accepted Islam this this is the situation. He got up and what do you think was the first thing he said? He said, Thank God Allah subhanaw taala guided this man to Islam. As for the fatwa, he doesn't have to get rid of these tattoos because it's painful and it's costly. And a person has it doesn't have to put himself through this pain. So everybody from the laity is judging this man and the most knowledgeable person in the country at the time. This is the photo that he gives me.
Why? Because sometimes when you're half a scholar, what happens you end up leading people to disparity, you end up driving people away from the masjid, you end up driving people away from Islam. Don't go around opening your mouth giving fatawa to people fear Allah.
Pure Allah you will be asked when someone gets driven away from Islam because of your words, because of your harshness, this is something that you're going to be asked about, you'll be asked about, so look at the people in this way that the Prophet would look at the people. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in Allah, listen up, open your ears. In Allah, you have to love the movement
and move it to the web that Allah loves. The believer who is tested and put through fitna regularly but he makes Toba to Allah azza wa jal, meaning those people who are going through fitna are loved by Allah. But they have to be those people who are also making Toba to Elias
is authentic hadith. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that thinking before I go to another Hadith, Allah loves these people. This is the Hadith of the prophets of Salaam. You may look down upon them, but Allah loves them. You may look down upon them
But Allah subhanho wa Taala says pull yeah everybody. That's why I say if you're committing a sin before you think better of yourself know that everyone in this Masjid is doing the same. Because the prophets Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, every child of Adam isn't. So someone may be putting up a show but deep down inside they have a sin and that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, In another Hadith, in a hadith reported on the authority of ignore Abbas that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Ma'am, in the movement, there is not a single believing slave of Allah azza wa jal, except that he has a sin that is continuously committed.
It's not like it happened and it's gone in history, it's actually happening now. He's continuously committing this sin. He's not stopping from it. The Prophet continued, I find that that that Delphina he does it once.
cleanses himself but falls short yet again.
And then the Hadith continues. He says, with them been who am theme on Isla de la euphoria, or he has a sin that is consistently doing that he never stops
hatha yoga for dunya until the person leaves this dunya. So, as pious as a person may seem, there's going to be something that person is doing this is the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim, that will be with him till the day he meets Allah azza wa jal.
And so everyone around you is committing sins. This is the reality some of us have some forms of sins. And some of us have other forms of sins. That's the only difference, you know, the sins of the heart, no one could see except for Allah azza wa jal, someone may be super righteous, but at the end of the day, they have arrogance within their heart. And that arrogance is a greater sin than many sins which have a physical amount of manifestation. Many of the things that people do physically, they actually go out and do them.
Giver arrogance of the heart or a person thinking too highly of themselves rigid. being amazed by oneself self amazement, these are greater sins than many of the things that are physically committed when you actually go and do those things with your limbs. Sometimes those limbs are not as those sins are not as bad as the ones that are within your heart. So who's to say to you, someone who looks like they're pious, they don't have the sins of the heart. I'm not telling you are anybody to judge people. But I'm saying that give people a break, because Allah wants to give people a break. When Allah created this world, and he tested people, he already factored in the factor that people
will fall short. That's why when Allah subhanaw taala talks about those people who will be successful on the Day of Judgment, what is he saying? 3030? Let me know as he moves, you can move your own, whoever has a skill that is heavier, on the good side, they are the ones who will be successful. So that means that there are dead committed sins as well. It's not like the other skill was completely perfect. It just means the person got a 51 and above.
Right? When when you're when you're buying and selling and you have a skill, when does the thicker Amazon happen? When does the scale begin to tip? You put 50 pounds here, 50 pounds here, what happens when you put the 51 That's when it dips, right? So Allah already factored in this reality in the Quran, that people are going to commit sins, I'm making Gen nine success for those people who their good deeds outweigh their evil deeds. That's what Allah He of course he wants as good as you can be. But that's the bar that Allah has fixed and people within this world have fixed bars that are even higher than Allah xojo.
But Allah tells you in the Quran, Allah wasn't you may be weighing within this world, but it was new young woman even in Hakone Rama, that the true scale on the Day of Judgment is left to Allah azza wa jal. You may be weighing people out and looking at their pros and cons and judging people and judging yourself sometimes as well because I'm not saying people are always judging other people. Sometimes you yourself going to disparity and that's why Allah subhanaw taala says if you've gone wrong, my dear slaves, what do you do? The first thing is don't despair.
Everybody's talking about mental health, right? Allah is very concerned about mental health and if you look at
the Quran, time in and time out Allah subhanaw taala says I didn't send out this Quran so you may go through misery disparity anxiety. I want you to come back to Allah and the sins that you've committed don't allow them to be a source of disparity I write written down the brother Lee kala. So I've written down the decree the Divine Decree so that you may not have depression as well. Allah subhanaw taala is giving us all these meanings. And that's why I say I know there's some people out there that don't like this, but I want to say it loud and clear. That's why I say that those people who are closer
to Allah, the book of Allah, not the way people think you get closer to Allah, but the way the book of Allah wants you to get closer to Allah, they will have less disparity, they will have less anxiety, they will have less depression. All of these meanings are real. And this is statistically proven. This statistically proven, right? Because when we say this, a lot of times what happens is now, mental health experts, they'll come to you this issue, if you're going out of your zone, no, I'm not going out of my zone. This is what the Quran says. Depression, anxiety, all of these meanings, they're already mentioned in the Quran. Now, I do admit that there are aspects of
depression, clinical depression, that may need other help as well. But the reality is that the statistics show us when you get closer to believing in God, even just that you end up having less chances of having psychological disorders. But we know and we believe religiously, that when you get closer to the words of Allah azza wa jal, then the chances are less because we religiously believe the Quran is Shiva. And she thought for what he imagines to do
it as she thought through the problems in your heart, he goes inside problems that doctors can't figure out. Allah has created this as she thought for you.
So my dear brothers, and my dear sisters, remember that?
A believer is the one.
He has these two problems or problems and good goodness with him and him as well. He does have sins, and He does have good deeds, but it's about how he deals with that good deeds. Some people, they end up having a righteous action, but that righteousness leads them to arrogance. They're not complete believers. But there are other people who have that righteous action and that leads them to being happy with Allah not because of themselves.
That's completion and belief or that's near completion. Some people they commit sins and they don't even think about it. They don't care about it. There's no Allah is not even on their mind. But other people they commit sins outwardly, they look like very horrible human beings but inside, they're burning. These people may be closer to Allah azza wa jal than those who apparently, like practicing Muslims, but they have Kibera within their heart arrogance within the heart. I ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to cleanse our hearts of arrogance. I asked Allah Allah Buddha is that he will generally to bring us closer to him through righteousness. I ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to allow us to be
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