The Challenge Of Spirituality

Abu Eesa Niamatullah

Channel: Abu Eesa Niamatullah

Topics: Spirituality

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swindler, Rahim. Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa ala nabina Muhammad wa ala early he was having his reign Assalamualaikum warahmatullah.

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As we enter into the month of Ramadan, you're entering into a month of the supernatural. And I say that because what do we do we fast? And what do we do we pray in the nights. And there's an extra motivation to do that. Right? We fast because we believe that allow us to count Allah will reward it, as he has told us in the Quran, and the Hadith, and we pray the extra Raka to try our prayers at nighttime, because we know of the rewards which you would have seen in some of the other videos in this series from our Messiah from a Muslim, the one who stands the nights of Ramadan, a man and why they serve and will have in good faith in the last count Allah expecting a good reward from Allah

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subhanaw taala, whatever sins will be forgiven, what are the problems I think that we have as a as a community, and it's one of which is part of our society. I call it one of the problems of the age of empiricism that one of the problems of the age of ignorance, which we're living in, is that the metaphysical the spiritual is a greater challenge. It's a it's a, it's something which the Muslims are struggling to connect with, then defining it difficult to be able to connect with that which cannot be seen, which is not, which is not obvious, because the society doesn't, an empirical society always wants to see things in front of it. It doesn't like the idea of angels recording our

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actions or believing that we are in a blessing, even the concept of blessing something which is not a surreal for them something which cannot be tested, scientifically proven, and so on. The reason I mentioned this is because you will find that Muslims themselves are exhibiting characteristics of the same type of culture. We find it difficult, for example, if you're a group of people,

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and you're talking about your visit to Mecca, you would call it gamma hedge, right? You wouldn't talk about the hedgehog sweat, you wouldn't talk about the Blackstone, you wouldn't really kind of talk about the camera or the Yemeni corner. And the question is, why wouldn't you talk about it, because you're going to try and explain to a person that this is a stone that came down from heaven, they look at you and say came down from heaven, really, they look at your your, your your statement that I rubbed the Yemeni corner. And with that, I erased my sense, it's a really, they look like a stone. And in fact, you find that the Muslim then starts to shrink back from this, as I said, the

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metaphysical the spiritual, that which we know because of our faith, and you're discussing this in a society you're talking about, there's a new way of believing in it. And you're practicing those acts of worship in a society that does not value things based on faith or in spirituality, or an on demand or Allah subhanaw taala. I mentioned this because this is the month of faith. This is the month which the Quran came down. This is a month, which actually reconnects us to the spiritual. And I just want to just remind myself on yourself that the reason that we do this and what other people might call Hocus Pocus or wasting our time, or spending long hours not eating or drinking with no,

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no perceived result or spending nights, praying very, very late. And some of the countries during the summer, were actually sleep is completely thrown out the window, in return for what again, very late. So I want to remind yourself and myself, that our connection with these spiritual acts of worship is because of our belief in Allah subhanaw taala and is based upon the most rational, the most scientifically proven, and the most obvious facts, that is the need to worship Allah subhanaw taala that is our belief in his book, that is our belief in the sanctity and the sacredness of the ahaadeeth of his messages ally send them so as we enter into this month, and we need to prepare

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ourselves spiritually to take on all the acts of worship that we know we need to do to increase our adger Be confident and you know, look around at your society and age of ignorance and age of empiricism rather looks at the age of spirituality which is what you need to recreate make this month for you make it the month where you actually reconnect with that which other people don't want to believe in. Make it a month of EMA and

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make it a month of faith and good opinion Allah, Allah and Allah knows best until the next video Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh