Tabukiyyan Tips – Our Forefathers

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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we have family members that we love, we have people that we admire, there are people that we look in family albums or hear from our family members, that there are people that are highly respected. And we love them dearly, to the degree that whatever they do or what they have said or what they've left from letters or you know, even practices of worship or rituals, we will partake in that as a means of respecting them and honoring them. When it comes to Prophethood. This is the final frontier for this reality for each and every one of us, for the people or the figures that we respect and practice their practices to be at their level of greatness or honor of what they have obtained and

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maintain throughout history. Allah subhanho wa Taala is challenging that. He's challenging that because he wants to see your allegiance. Where does your true allegiance lie or your primary allegiance, if you will? Because when we look at our allegiance, we have to see okay, the source of that is whom or what? Where do we take our ultimate guidance from? Where do we take our footsteps? Which footsteps do we follow? Do we use as a means of guidance because footsteps lead you to a destination?

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Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about this, and even OPM uses this when speaking about migrating to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam migrating to his son, as was defined as his opinions, his statements and his practices which we know as soon sooner in his approvals. Do we prefer that over everything else? Is that what we look at as the guiding light to shine light on everything in it in a place of confusion and darkness as absorbed father, Gilani spoke about earlier, when understanding this, we see how Subhan Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about in the chapter absorbe when he mentions that there will be people that they will say that, you know, Allah

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has daughters and the daughters are the angels and allow us medalla says, in whom Allah has shown that really, they are guessing when they say lotia man whom I met the now whom, if it wasn't, if the merciful would have wanted that we wouldn't have worshipped him. maybe haven't been dedicated men and women in Himalaya or soon This is not from knowledge, really, they are guessing, although it can be I mean Marija to motherhood,

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what if we were to come to some come to you with something that is more guided for you than what your forefathers had? Now, this is the challenge the people that you've heard about, that you've respected, that you're following them? Are you going to prefer their statements, actions, approvals, rituals, over what Allah has brought, or over what this individual that is a profit, and that doesn't want anything from you except to follow your Creator? That's the choice. But what did they say? Rather, they said, in knowledge of the ebb and flow, omitting we're in a very mortal wound, that we found our forefathers practicing this, and we will be guided, following their footsteps on

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earth that he wants to do. And this is the final frontier, this is the test. Because when you look at your forefathers, your forefathers were human beings, take it back to the source. They were individuals that are not perfect. They made their mistakes. They may have had that communion, gathering in the tribe, for the betterment of their community. Yes, we understand this. And yes, this is praiseworthy, but a loss since profits, to purify the practices of people to purify their hearts. And that is what is important to understand about Allah. And to understand about Prophethood prophets came in a chronological order to remind the people to remind the people not to make people

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Muslim, but to remind him about the principles of Islam, primarily, that of your appeal of your belief, your connection with God, do not divert it to anything else. And this is paramount and important for the Muslim to understand for the human being to understand that we take our principles from Allah and from the sources in which Allah speaks to us. Not from those that are by nature, deficient, are by nature, emotional, are by nature, those that may do things that are not in your best spiritual interests. In this chapter, sort of even the following verse, Allah Subhana, Allah mentions those individuals that follow other than Allah Subhana

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dollar and they say in the other corrupt ones, they cause corruption on the earth and their excuses. In 30 him mahkota doing, that we are those that are following their footsteps. This is our excuse. A lot does not accept that excuse when many in everything is a sign of his existence, that knowledge of the signs of your existence and eggs, the existence of everything around you, demands something from you spiritually. And on top of that, your heart is already equipped for that understanding, because it ultimately acknowledge that

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what's important for you is to turn back to that pure, clean state, which is the fitrah. So May Allah subhanaw taala make us of those, that when looking at this sooner, we yearn for this sooner because we understand the practice of the prophets is ultimately that to call you back to your pure state, which is worshipping Allah and turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala turning to the prophets, Allah hemos Salaam, the last of them being Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam for ultimate guidance, looking at his opinions and his practices and knowing that that is what Allah wants from you. We are last minute Allah make us of those that have integrity when following this sooner. May Allah Subhana

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Allah make us of those that within this process, this process of following the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. These trials and tribulations can serve as a means of purification for us for rarely allow once our hearts to be pure sinuata come to light or better catch. Thank you