Channel: Ahmad Saleem
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As it was customary for Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam to sit with his companions in the early hours of the day after soldier salah. And those discussions were primarily connection discussions, discussions where Prophet sallallahu Sallam will get to know
the inner circles of the Sahaba has lives. And one of these mornings as the hot as Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam sat in that blessitt Mejlis
Prophet sallallahu Sallam suddenly stopped.
And he said, You had Holloman had Al Bab Raju, lumen al Jana.
He said to the Sahaba that from that door, a man is going to enter and he is going to be from the people of paradise. Obviously Sahabas they were looking forward to the all star team, the All Star camp of Sahabas Wolfman, Abu Bakar, the ashram over Shira, and any of those famous ones, Abu Huraira, without Allah, but enters this hobby that many of them were not aware of.
And more importantly, most of the narrations of this particular story does not mention the name of this hobby. Ie he was a he was an unknown person.
Then the next day Rasulillah Salam is sitting with the Sahaba and the same scenario takes place and he says he had Holloman Heidelberg, Raju lumen halogen, a person is going to walk from that door and he is from the people of paradise of Han Sahaba they were like who is this person, and it happens to be the same person. And the same thing took place three days in a row until one of those hobbies he said took it on to himself. He's like, you know, I'm going to end this mystery need to figure out what this hobby is doing. So he got into a rift with his father you know, not a disrespectful one like he got into a rift and an excuse that he made up so that he can go and live with that hobby. So
he went to his hobby and he said you know how solder veiny obey you know led shade. There's something that took place between me and my father. So is it okay if I become your I don't want to stay there is it okay if I come to your place for he said, Hey, Island back to Portland, please come and stay at my house. So this hobby, he enters this place with the mindset that he is going to figure out the secret recipe that made this person and Turgeon
so he spends the night with him the first night. Everything is ordinary. This is a hobby he does not get afford to hedge it.
Okay, and he's like, Oh, I think he fasts. So again, he's sitting there, nothing happens again, this hobby he's drinking, there's no overnight fasting. So three days go by.
And the Sahaba he was a hobby who was inside he was like, you know, like I do a lot more like what's going on?
Then he tells us heavy that there was nothing you know, major between me and my father. I just needed an excuse to come and stay with you to figure out why Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said this about you that you are from the people of parent of you are from the individuals of paradise, three days in a row.
So does harbor he's also you know, in awestruck, he's like really? I don't know if an action that I do that would qualify me for that. I mean, I do the usuals the regulars.
And then does the hobby leaves. As he's leaving, he says yeah, Roger will also have you come back, come back.
I think this might be the key. That might be
something that you were looking for. Every night, I have a regular routine. And the routine is that I forgive
every single person that has spoken about me or about my character.
I do not go to sleep until my heart is cleansed of all negative feelings towards an other insan zero. So when I wake up in the morning, if I see that person I eat, that's a hobby, if he sees that person, he's gonna have absolutely no feeling for that person, that person. Now that is an extremely difficult thing to do.
If specifically the ones that ever hurt you or your own relatives, if they are the ones that are your closest that you never expected, that they are the ones that are going to hurt you like that.
But that is the mandate that we have. Right and Allah subhanaw taala he talks about it in many, many verses in the Quran, right and Allah subhanaw taala and the winner and one of the verses he says I love the name and feel one of his Salah he will borrow? Well you can only mean Allah
as well as fina and in us, Allah subhanaw taala is describing the Marcin in the people who do good deeds. And in that he says, well, Athena and in us and those that let go forgive people. I thought I fully in the Arabic language refers to the fact that those of you that have been to Saudi Arabia or any of the Middle Eastern countries, and you've been to the desert, when you walk on the sand dune, the steps that you leave behind, when the wind comes and wipes away all the signs, have you ever walking on that silent sand dune, that is alpha alpha Riehle Uttara that the air came and wiped away the signs. This is awful, I eat that when that particular person hurts you, you are from internally
you come to that state, that every single feeling negative feeling attached to that face,
disappears from your heart.
And that is from the actions of jinn.
And that can only happen if we love one another for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala
Omar Radi Allahu Allah and he used to after Salat al Fajr. Obviously, Rama used to live a little bit outside of Medina. So when he used to have his Salat al Fajr, he would not come every day with no soul, Allah sorry, Salem, and they would have a system where his neighbor would attend the Mejlis. And then next day, he would attend too much lists so that they can keep on doing the regular things they had to do. So one of the mentioned is he sat there and he says, Oh my God, Allah says I long for the night to end.
So his pleasure gathering his local gathering said to him, Lima diorama, why do you want the night to end? He said, show an eel earlier ca e AbuBakr. ninfa Saba, I have this longing to go and meet my brother Abu Bakr
in the morning. See, we say loving for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala I love you for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala but let's look a little bit into what are some of the benefits there are Olamide they have mentioned more than 35 benefits
for an individual when he loves another person, for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala we don't have time to get into all of that. But one of the benefits let's say that you love Earth man for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala you love him because he gets you closer to Allah subhanaw taala you love him because he accompanies you and brings you to the masjid. You will love Aisha because she helps you you know you feel confident with her when she is we're putting on his or her job. You you love so and so person for any good deeds that they have or the beam become a source of preventing you from getting towards an evil. Now the two of you die.
And one of you enters Jana.
Over there, they will be a Mejlis they will be a gathering of the people that are in Jannah
and they will ask that candidly, Sadiq Khan there was a friend that I had.
Ie could be a friend that you grew up with in school, there was a friend that was in the masjid, there was a friend that you worked. I had a friend in dunya ma joven Jana I don't see him in general.
So then he is going to ask the angel that where is Earth man I do not see Earth man with me in the jinn
in Jannah so the angels will tell him the truth man is in x y level of jahannam.
At that point
your you as a friend would x implore to Allah subhanaw taala you're going to raise your hands to Allah and he said, Oh Allah
my less the my enjoyment of this Jana is incomplete until you unite me with my friend Earth man.
And with the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala has an anniversary he's mentioning this he says with the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala you would go yourself and pick out your friend Earthman from jahannam. And as he is going to be coming out the people of Jana, they're going to say mon Scheffer, Allah Who interceded for this person. They will start asking questions abou Shaheed is his father a martyr, does he have anyone that has memorized Quran and his family? Who is the one did the NBI chef? Oh no.
It was his friend who interceded for him. And because of his sila friend, because of his pious friend, he would be elevated from the lowest ranks of Jahannam to the ranks of his friend engine.
That is, my dear brothers and sisters the benefit of loving for the sake of philosophy.
When we are going to resurrect now
This is a scene in general but let's take a scene one step before we all come out.
Yom will visit Akbar on the day when the everyone is going to be in this horrendous state of emotional preparedness. And on that day,
when the mother is going to tell her own son, Neff, see enough see my own self, my own self, the father is going to disown their own children and family. On that day.
There will be people
Lisa, you know whom or harm they're not relatives. But what they had between them was true love for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and the tool will come up, resurrected and they will hold each other's hands and they would say that we have an appointment under the Throne of Allah subhanho wa Taala come my friend, let's go. We have an appointment, those will be the individuals that Allah will protect them on that day when everyone is resurrected. When these friends want to have been a villa those that love one another for the sake of Allah Wendy would enter and they would come to the throne in the shade of the Throne of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah subhanho wa Taala will
grant their faces knew because they were loving one another for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala
not only that the Hadith mentions that way earlier I do Lahoma
Lu Allah subhanaw taala will make pillars for them made out of Perl
good Dominus in front of the people.
Well, yeah, ha foreigner nice people are going to be scared. wala ka phone, but they will not be afraid on that day. All because they loved one another for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada.
There's another mention, that Prophet says LM one sitting with the sahaba. And he was he said, he was sitting with the sahaba. And he said, on the Day of Judgment, there are going to be people that the Gambia and the shahada are going to have jealousy towards them.
So there was a man and Arabi a Bedouin sitting in the corner of the Masjid. He said Jada suit Allah had this now tell us about them. So then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the director he mentioned, he says that we saw an abundance of smile and happiness and joy on the face of Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wasallam, when he was describing those individuals who were those individuals,
Prophets SLM said, these are individuals, they are not from the same tribe.
Mindwell Dan, in Schachter, they are from different countries.
And they're also not from a tribe that has separate branches. So they're not also from the different branches of a big tribe.
the only thing that unites them is muhabba to Allah, they loved one another.
For the sake of Allah subhanaw taala will lay Serbia in a home or home, they don't have any relations are either not relatives.
They're not blood relatives. Those are the individuals that Ambia are going to be jealous about.
But let's say for this, let's come back to the fact that you're in Jana, and you don't find your friend in jahannam. So the only alternative to that is that you're in a rank of Jana, and your friend is in a higher rank of Jen.
So the two of you have made it to Ghana, but you are in rank 13 or 14, and your friend is at 100.
So you rank that your friend in the rank of 100 is going to intercede for you
so that your rank and status will be elevated to the rank of the 100. But now let's talk about another part. What happens if we love Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam that much? What happens if we love the Sahaba
there's a hadith that talks about it and he it's an Hakim and and he talks about it and the Hadith says that
the two people that love one another, the most beloved to Allah subhanho wa taala. From these two, I shared the HomeHub buttonless Sahaba
the most beloved in the eyes of Allah between the two people that love one another is from these two, the one that has the most love for the companions of Prophet sallallahu sallam. So imagine for one second
us just for the fact that we love Roma. Radi Allahu
Are we love Abdullah ibn Umar? Radi Allahu Anhu Omar, we love them only for the sake of Allah, you've never met them, I've never met him.
And we have that true love for him.
And because of that true love, your rank will be elevated to the rank of Abu Bakr and Omar
than loving for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala does not become a lip service.
It becomes true actions. Many of the times when I meet young young people, and the youth or you know, the young adults, they love, you know, the excuse that they have to leave their houses to go and chill out with their friends is you know, Mum and Dad, you're stopping us from loving this individual and I love him for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala but let's quantify what is love for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala entail?
Dalai Lama they have put different criterias for that. Love for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala if you love another person for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah, first and foremost that person, I should increase you in Part Allah, that he should increase you in the Ibadah in the obedience of Allah subhanaw taala.
And to the young adults, the answer is that do know of an individual whoever your friends are, ask yourself this question. Do you know of an individual or friend amongst your circle who happens to in your own eyes be much closer to Allah subhanaw taala than your proclaimed you know, friend who you love for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and pretty much most of us can give that answer that yes, we know of individuals in our circles, maybe they're not our close friends but they are in our eyes, they are much more connected to Allah subhanaw taala
the love for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala entails that we get closer to that individual that is closer to Allah subhana wa Tada. Second, the category of the second condition that the ruler may have mentioned, is that that person must be sane, aka you must have intellect.
If you make dumb friends, then guess what? You're going to have the same effect on your brain. Ie choose friends that will increase you and intellect do not just go with you know people that have no sense they don't have no direction. Choose a friend in every aspect in every stage of your life and individual that will help you grow into intellectually. Your Corner Raju Luna Killian, he must have Apple number three, he must have emotional clock he must have good characters. If that person if your parents or your friends or your relatives are saying hey, you know this friend of yours, we're seeing a lot of evil lead on a lot of characters. You have changed you used to be good. That's a
sign that that friend of yours
is not getting you closer to Allah subhanaw taala he doesn't have personally flock
and lastly, it's an individual who loves the Sunnah of Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam more than you.
So someone that you want to be attached to who when you are in his company, the two of you grow together in the Sunnah of Nabil indem habit of Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam. Those are some of the characteristics I didn't mention 35 of them. But you can imagine that loving one another for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala isn't a bad it's a worship that is a neglected worship. Specifically imagine if you have, you know, you come to a masjid, there are people you meet regularly for the masjid for the Salawat those would be your connections, you never know that which one of the uncle's or which one of your friends or your companions in that Masjid can become the source of intercession
for you on that day of judgment where you need it the most. And the most amazing part in this whole scenario is this is not limited to you know, that that friend does not have one intercession, there is no limit. So if there is a pious person and we all congregate around him, because we believe that that person is closer to Allah subhanaw taala and we love him for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala for the qualities that he have that we have mentioned, then imagine that if 300 People are loving one individual and that one individual enters Jana,
then he brings the 300 amongst them all of you into John.
So this is an area that we really need to to look at ourselves and also take into account you know, this is the start of the year and we talked about it. This is this month of accountability. So how about we take an account of our friends, I'm sure that we are going to have friends that we need to get rid of
every single one of us
As much as we love to be emotionally attached to them, they might be toxic to your Eman. They might be toxic to your toxic to your HELOC. And there might be some friends, there might be some gaps when you get rid of the ones that are toxic, that you might need to add some new friends, new sofa, new companionship, and specifically the young adults, you know, those that are in 25. And plus, in our age group, it's it's imperative that we have groups that we hold one another together, the amount of stories that are coming to me about people just because they read one book or another book, they leave Islam that is most of those cases in those individual cases are cases why people did not have
a coherent group of brothers or sisters with like minded thoughts. They got together on a regular basis. We all get together once in a blue moon. But this has to be a regular thing. It has to be like your Salawat that you come and pray. It has to be a regular activity specifically because of the society we live in, and the onslaught of all the different viewpoints that are questioning our faith. To protect that you need that wall of your friendships. It's imperative for us to have structured time in our calendars for these activities. It doesn't have to be a group of 4045 people, five or six close to your friends. Make sure that you get together on a regular basis just to revive
yourselves, just to be in that company. Remember to individuals when they meet for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and then the separated for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala these are one of the seven individuals that Allah who will shade them on the day of judgment call only her that was tougher Allah Allah Allah when he started it must mean first off I know for