The 4 keys to help you change – Abdur Raheem McCarthy
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When someone wants to change, what are the practical steps that I need to take, and the many things that we need to do.
But today, I want to mention four or five things that if we do them, at least it's going to help us start and to get on the path.
The first thing is, you have to want it, it has to come from within, in Hola Hola, Yo Yo Ma via foam in Hatha Yoga Euro, maybe unfussy him, that indeed a lot has not changed the situation of the people until they change the situation of themselves, and has to start from within, you have to start. You have to want it. You have to have that burning desire to change to become better.
And then you have to set clear objectives, clear goals, what is it that you want to accomplish? And I'm talking and always say in my lectures in my book buzz that we want from this ummah, from our OMA from our nation of Muslims. We don't want just better Muslims religiously, we want better Muslims at all, all aspects of life,
and your careers and your family lives and your health and everything. So no matter what it is that you want to do you want to change. It's the same steps, it starts from within, and then you have clear goals and objectives. How am I going to do it? What is my plan? Put the map in front of you? How what is it that I want to do? And how am I going to do it to reach my objectives.
Once you have the plan, you have the desire from within, then you need to distort. Stop waiting.
Stop doing it this week. I'll do it later. I'll do it next month, we have to realize that this time may never come.
Allah said in the verse for the Assumpta, for talking about Allah, that if you make the decision, put your trust in the Lord just do it just start.
The Prophet alayhi salatu salam he told us was the aim below what attaches, seek Allah's assistance and don't give up, work for it, strive for it just start.
Always tell the brothers that perhaps one of the greatest slogans for any company and the days that we live in, is what Nike says, when they say just do it.
You want to get in shape, just do it just start you want to become a better Muslim, just start just do it. And this is what this is. And this hadith I'm talking about. I'm mentioning, it's what it's talking about, just do it just start. This is the third step.
After that, you have to surround yourself with those who are on the same mission as you those who have the same objectives of you, those who want to reach Jana, if you want to be on a straight path, you want Allah to forgive you, you want to stay firm on that path, you have to surround yourself with those who are in the same mission with the same objectives. And that's why we read every Friday and sort of tell Kath, Was there enough second Allah you know, you do not have bombilla that you will, as she you read, do an hour check, to make yourself patient with those who make dua to Allah and that indeed, they want to countenance of Allah.
You have to have your friends close to you, those who are on the same mission. If you want to get in shape, you want to be have better health, you have to surround yourself with those who have the same objectives and the same vision as you as well. When you strive for loss of panna Wattana.
something amazing happens.
If we really want to change and we want to be better as Muslims and better in all aspects of our life, we have to strive and we have to start with pure intention for Allah subhanaw taala, even our worldly affairs,
even in your worldly affairs when you want to become better, and you want the Lord to be pleased with you. I want to be an engineer or a doctor. And I want the Lord to be pleasing me because I perfect what I do as a Muslim. Look at the reward that you'll be getting. I want to be a better Muslim. I want to set a better example for my ummah, for this great religion that I follow.
And you strive for it, what's going to happen when you strive for it? And I promised in the beginning for those of you who are paying attention, that our mission is
what we get in return when we strive for Allah subhanaw taala
Allah told us
and look at this beautiful Ayah Subhan Allah when Latina Jaya Rufina Lana, the unknown sabudana we're in Allah Allah, Allah man machine. We're in Allah NEMA and mercy and in
that those who strive for us, Allah says, Indeed, surely, I will guide him to my weights. You want to follow the straight path strive for Allah and Allah will show you to the straight path. And what is the law say in the end of the verse, What in Allah, Lemma and machine and indeed, Allah will be with the doers of good, Allah will be there for you. Allah will assist you, Allah will help you. All you have to do is start
have the intention and then strive for ALLAH SubhanA Wattana to change it to become better and Allah subhanho wa Taala will assist you and he will be there for you