Channel: Abdur-Raheem McCarthy
Ramadan series by Sh. Hussain Yee titled Remadan Reminders 1438/2017
This episode feature special guest Sh. Abdur-Raheem McCarthy.
2017-06-07 – Night 13
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam O Allah rasulillah while Addy he was like the heat woman wa Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
good. So you guys are still awake coming in? That's good, good set, and hamdulillah My dear brothers and sisters tonight
we want to ask a question,
a serious question that all of us need to reflect on. And that is, does a law love you?
And right away, many of you might think, how do we know? Only Allah knows that? While this could be true,
there are some signs,
signs that we know from the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam that shows us if Allah loves us in general.
So as we mentioned these signs, and I'm going to mention five signs in shonto, Thailand, all of us need to reflect on the reality
of ourselves. And do we have these signs that are signs that Allah loves us or not? But before we mentioned these signs, and at the end, inshallah, we'll mention some of the ways that inshallah tada if we do them alone will love us inshallah. But we've already mentioned that there's a very famous misconception that we have to remove. We have to remove from our minds, because right away, many people believe that the ones who Allah loves are the ones that have been given from the dunya from the worldly affairs. So if they see somebody who's successful in the worldly affairs, Mashallah Allah loves someone. So, look at the name of the blessing he has, Allah loves him. But is that a
true sign that a law love someone?
No, it's not. Why is it not a sign because of a hadith we're about to hear shortly in general to Allah. And secondly, look into the COO of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to sleep on Halcyon, which is like a little bamboo mat of sticks put together. That was his bed, la Salatu was sent him he would go for two months in his house, la Salatu was Salam. And all he had was water in dates, no food in the house. They said they didn't like the fire during that time, because there's nothing to cook
and he was the best of the creation, the most beloved of the creation to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And yet this was his situation.
Also in the Koran, the story of our own Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us the story of Tyrone who was given from the worldly affairs he had from the treasures of the dunya that put the people and all
he was so impressed with what the Lord gave him. What was his ending? A law had had the earth swallow him, he was swallowed by the grant by the earth as a punishment from Allah soprano what's on so big, being given from the dunya is not a sign that a law loves you. So the first sign that shows us in chautala that our Lord loves us, is being guided to this Deen and practicing our Deen
practicing our Deen the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Hadith and the Muslim Imam Ahmed, where he said Allah salatu salam in namaha
your dunya Manu hip omala Allah gives the dunya to the one he loves, and to the one who he doesn't love
Whether you're the dean in lemon have a law only gives the dean to the one he loves.
And a law only gives the dean to the one he loves. From an alpha home law, Dean.
So whoever a law gives the dean, then he loves him. This is a sign that a law loves you. If he has given you this Dean, and you practice is Dean, you hold firm to your dean.
So each one of us knowing this sign, we need to look at the level of religious commitment. how committed are we to the deep? Are we from those who hold firm to our Deen to the best of our ability? And we strive to do as much good as we can.
All we from those who are level below, the ones who they hold firm to the dean, but they just do the basics. Just the necessary necessary or necessity and they don't increase or are we from those who like to play on both sides of the fence. A little Hillel, a little haraam? like to mix it up? Or perhaps what from those who are even worse, those who have more bad deeds and good deeds. Each one of us knows his personal situation.
And our religious commitment and as being guided to the deen is one of the biggest signs that a law loves us.
And from the science that a law loves us
is the acceptance of the people to us, the acceptance of the people on the earth towards us.
And the howdy which was narrated by Mohammed Buhari and Mr. Muslim, that the problem but how do you feel about the law and that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the law Hmm, either hubbub then now that you've been there a lot of he loves one of his servants he calls gibreel
in no law how you hate boo falana polunin he tells him that a lot of love so and so.
For you a boo gibreel right away gibreel loves him because Allah loves him gibreel loves him. But you know the god up Allah sama gbbo calls to the inhabitants of the heaven into the angels. He calls out to them in Nola your hibel for learning for hibou that are law love so and so. So love him for your hibou
so the angels in the sky they love him, for you ajala who will fulfill our and then acceptance, a mean acceptance when the people is put on the earth for him. People will start to accept him, people will start to love him. And this meaning came and the Quran and sort of Miriam in a Latina airman or Amina slyly heard the CH Allah hormone right Myrna would there that those who believe and do good deeds that are among the most merciful subhanho wa Taala will put for them on the earth would which is love from the people. The people will love them that people will accept them. So this is a sign that Allah loves us.
And the third sign
is the tofield the ability from Allah subhanho wa Taala to do the Noah thing to do good deeds, and we're going to talk in some detail about that in a minute and shuttle Tada.
And the fourth sign
that a lawsuit panel wattana loves us
is being tested.
If a lawsuit panel without a test you
and you face difficulties, this is a sign that a law loves this. A law is giving this test for us to raise in our status. It came in the Heidi there was narrated and as soon an epi mom at cinema at any mom even magic
from the hadith of Musab even sad even Abby will pass radi Allahu anhu
that his father Saudi Makkah Saudi Allahu and as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which people are most severely tested,
which people are most severely tested. He said, Allah Salatu was Salam. Al amin felafel Anthony and ambia to male alpha Lampton and ambia the profits and then the next best and then the next best.
seller, a Roger Lu b huseby Dini, the person will be tested, according to his religious commitments, and how strong he is in his Deen. Then he said la Salatu was Salam. for you that kind of fee Dini he sunburn
Instead who, if he was strong in his Deen, then he will be severely tested.
With that kind of D D and E Erica
de la who Allah has to be Dini for your Allah, Allah has to be Dini. And if it's Dean is soft, it's weak, then he will be tested, according to his religious commitment. Now, here's some people might think that since we're going to be tested more, if we're more religious, then maybe it's a better idea that we're best really, we're less religious, so it'll get tested as much, so life will be easier. But have you ever had the it didn't finish here?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said at the end of the Heidi
familia brockhole Bella Oh bill Abdi had yet Sudoku, em shall de laziale Omar Al ecopia, that the MT LA or the test, the calamity facing him will continue to affect this servant until it leaves him walking on the earth without any mistakes. So as he's being tested, it's raising his status. It's a sign that a law loves him. But at the same time and humbly law, his sins, and his mistakes are being forgiven.
And so by law, a lot of times we face difficulties and calamities in life. And we don't realize that we're actually benefiting from these things. When we become ill when we go through difficulties, and we don't realize it's actually a good thing for us because our sense of freedom being forgiven. We think it's a bad thing in the dunya. But when we come yo piano, and we stand in front of a law, we see subpanel all the sins are gone, because of the difficulties that we faced in the Union when hamdulillah
and you see that those who are serious about their Deen, those who are serious about practicing, the sooner they face these difficulties, especially in the days that we live in. We're the ones who are holding on to the dean, holding on to the poor and into the sooner
and to the way of the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu we see what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about them, that they're horrible. They're strangers. They face difficulties, calamities, we see what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, it's like holding on to the gemorah onto the hardcore holding on to the deen. Well, hamdulillah we know that all of this is increasing in our Egypt and in shallow Tana wiping away our shortcomings and our mistakes and our sins. So we say Alhamdulillah
and the fifth sign that Allah loves you.
And this Heidi came, and as soon as mama Timothy from the Hadeeth of Edison medical the Allah one.
And this one, this sign here, the fifth one, the only way you'll know is before you die.
It doesn't help you tonight humbler? The other four signs. You'll know tonight. If you have them. It's a sign that Allah loves you. But this one is only before death. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
in the lie there have been a there have been abdun istat Mela who there are law if he loves one of his servants is start mela Who? Which means he puts him into action.
The Sahaba hearing this is stamina who put him into action? They said yellow suit Allah kafer your stamina? How does he put How does the law put him into action? He said Allah Salatu was Salam. You are filco hula monosol a couple of modes that he gives him the trophy is the ability to do a good deed before the time of death.
A lot gives him that trophy before the time of death to do good deeds.
This is a sign that Allah loves an individual when he dies Upon doing a good deed.
And this is a reminder to us about the importance
of striving to do good deeds as much as we can.
Striving to stay away from disobeying Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we can be from those who only die upon good deeds melosa panna wattana make us all from the mutable alamy
these are five signs.
Now the question comes
What can we do?
What are the actions and the deeds? The men that we can do that if we do them, a law will love us in return?
Alhamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala himself told us
and had either Pudsey and Sahil Buhari
when a law said Well, now he has no other
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Mercado de AB de chez hubba, Ilya mingma, followed to ally, that my servant does not become closer to me with any action more than what I have made
for upon him, that he doesn't become closer to me with any action, except for doing that which I made folded upon him. The fourth action upon us is the most action we can do that a law loves. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala said in the second part of the Hadees. And before that, I want to point out something very important, because a lot of times when we hear this howdy about doing the fourth actions upon us
automatically, what are the actions we think about? What are the fourth actions that we think about?
What's the first thing that comes to your mind?
What the salaat
doing what else?
The fasting of Ramadan, is the cut going for the Pillars of Islam, and this is correct. However, there's two four actions that we need to think about first, the most important part of the actions.
And that is, first of all, knowing Allah subhana wa tada
knowing a law through his beautiful names and attributes.
And once you truly know a law,
your heart becomes filled with the love of the law, your heart becomes filled with the hope and the fear of a law.
And this is what helps you put you into actions to do that which is formed when you have that love. And you have that hope and that fear for law.
And the second thought that we need to think about is
following the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the eye and sort of alia Milan when I'm also panel without I said, well in quantum to hipbone Allah, but Debbie Rooney say, oh Mohammed to the people, that if you truly love a law, then follow me. Follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
this is a command This is followed. If we truly claim
that we love a law, then it has to show in our actions, our actions, by what following the son of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all aspects of our life, not just in some aspects which is convenient. And then we leave the rest now that we fully enter into the deen according to the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. What is the outcome? When we adhere and hold firm to the sooner Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah said in the same as your be will come a long way of maneuver upon, then a law will love you. And he will forgive your sense.
We talked about doing that which is thought, don't forget the importance of the tawheed knowing Allah subhanho wa Taala and the importance of following the tsunami of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Then
Allah said in the second part of the Heidi wehmeyer Zelo app, dia de La Bete, Noire, Fili had to HIPAA,
that my servant will continue to grow closer to me with the no effort, the voluntary acts of worship until
I love him a law is telling you when you do that, which is photos and then you continue to grow closer to a law to grow closer to a law and go closer to a law with the voluntary actions that a law will lead when a law would love you in return.
And what happens
when a law loves us
a law said for either up to who and if I love him
come to cembra hula de yes ma v. I become his hearing that he hears with well both Soto hula the oopsy Roby and his sight that he sees with well yeah the whole at your pleasure to be here and his hand which he touches with well Regina who let em she be here and his leg which he walks with
everything you do becomes for who for a loss of power without
their loss it when sell any little tn and if he asked me, I will surely give him.
When is the Anthony Lowery then and if he were to seek refuge in me or protection with me, I would protect him.
This is what happens when a law loves you. A law becomes everything in your life. Everything you do is for law.
every step you take
everything you touch everything you see everything you hear, it comes for, it becomes for law supine and whatnot.
That's when a law loves you.
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If you look into the Quran, and we'll end with this in tional wattana,
when you look into different verses in the Quran, and we're in the month of the Quran,
reflect on the different meanings that come. And the ayat, when a law says in the law, whoa, you hate
that, Verily, Allah loves
different verses all throughout the Quran, Allah says he loves certain individuals, those who have certain characteristics. Let's take a quick journey through some of these items are foreign, and reflect on our own actions.
If we were to say, do we fall into that category? What about that category? Maybe here half? Maybe not too much. Let's see for ourselves. When the last panel was Allah says, in the law, have you seen that our law loves l mursaleen? The doors of goods, those who are striving to do good, are we from the doors of good.
We hope so. But each one of us knows himself.
what the law says in the law, how you're able to Vina what you're able to multiply hearing. A law says that he loves that. So being well motoko, Harry,
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the ones who are constantly repenting.
Every time they fall into sin, they immediately return to Allah subhana wa sallam repentance, that's what it means to constantly returning to a law and to with Tobin repenting. And then matahari, two types of bahara here, the ones who are purifying themselves, two types of bajada, the ones who are purifying their neffs their soul, who are striving to tisski them and purification of the heart and the soul. And the ones who are purifying themselves constantly for the prayer as well. They all fall into that category. Almost paddleboats Allah told us in namaha, your hibel matoba Killeen?
There are law loves the ones who have to walk in the ones who truly rely on a law. Are we from those who rely on law have to walk around with real token? Or do we rely on the things of the dunya and then we turn to a law in the end? Or is our heart attached to a law and then we take the S Bob mean the means from the dunya to help us but our main attachment is to Allah subhanho wa Taala these are the two akili the ones who truly rely on a law.
Allah subhanho wa Taala
toward us, throughout the Quran and these examples that we want to reflect on throughout the Quran. He said in the law you have been
the thing that Allah loves the ones who act justly, the ones who establish justice on the earth
are we from those who act justly and those who establish the Justice upon the earth? Allah said in the law, your hateful alma 13. A law loves the pious ones, the ones who established the taqwa and their lives.
And we're in the month of tough What are we from those who have the tough one our lives and our actions? This is something we need to reflect on. As we reflect on on during the month of the Quran. And Allah knows best Allahu Allah Muslim, Lola selama Baraka Nana, Vina Mohammed, where does that come along Hayden cinema de como Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh