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menar International tolerance convention.
But then sisters, please join me to welcome back Mohammed for his talk on the topic Seven Habits of an ideal Muslim.
Allah Muhammad is a young talented speaker, an Indian born Dubai based and internationally renowned speaker. His main expertise has also been in delivering public talks that promote friendly dialogue with other faiths. He has earned widespread admiration from pastors, priests, rabbis, gurus, and general audiences. This culminated in him receiving the Peace Award from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, at the D IPC 2010. Following his lecture on the topic, aiming global unity through peace, he also holds a strong repute as a trainer and energetic life coach, and he conducts numerous counseling and training programs. his chief passion
is to create greater understanding of Islamic teachings in order to foster a universal brotherhood. He has delivered talks and training programs in various countries such as UK, Finland, Malaysia, Egypt, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, India, and UAE.
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respected scholars, speakers, elders, and my beloved brothers and sisters. I welcome all of you to the third day of almoner International tolerance convention.
And at the first
we thank and we are grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for giving us this opportunity
and helping us
to be here all together. Tonight
in this beautiful venue, the Dubai World Trade Center.
I thank each and every person who cooperated, contributed and participated in making this event possible.
of my talk tonight
is seven habits of an effective or an ideal Muslim.
Let us understand the title itself.
We know the habit. It means a practice
that is regularly done.
And our ideal
is someone who is exemplary. Someone who is looked at
so this topic
is so significant for every one of us to be able
to show the light to the humanity.
My beloved brothers and sisters, if you look around us, we find four categories of people.
And I would like to start from the for
time from the fourth category of people
are those who do bad and they never do good.
And we know this is the evil thing.
of the people are those
who don't do bad, but then neither do any good. So this is again, not an ideal way of living. The third category of people are those who do good. And they also do bad. Again, this is not that we always should look at
the fourth category
of the people are those who try and who do their best to abstain from evil.
And the foremost they strive, they tried again and again, consistently to do that, which is good. That is the benchmark that we always look at.
We need to look at that category of people who continuously strive to do that is God and who always prevents abstains from that which is displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
My beloved brothers
I have read to you at the beginning, an idea from Surah Al Baqarah, surah number two and number 208.
In which Allah subhanho wa Taala is giving a direct message addressing to the believers,
a lot of binaries the he states, your levina amanu all you who believe
it's not a common appeal.
It's DIRECT address to us as believers in Allah subhana wa tada Yeah, yohana Vina amanu Hulu facil myka
What is the message all about? Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, enter into Islam. submit yourself to Allah Subhana who are tired I wholeheartedly, completely? What else wanna
say porn? And do not follow the footsteps of shaytaan why in La kumawu movin he's to you in open em. So the message is loud and clear.
That we cannot be selective
people who submit partially, who can submit situationally, no, no, no, no, that is not the attitude. That is not the expected standard
of a Muslim.
He's invited to submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he is invited to keep on striving in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
With an edge with a veal with a passion that he submits to Allah subhanho wa Taala whole heartedly.
Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one
who can tell us what are those
qualities or habits or attributes that me a Muslim, an ideal Muslim,
and inshallah as a takeaway,
as a takeaway from this talk, my beloved brothers and sisters,
I have taken or chosen the passage from sooner to me noon, the title itself is so beautiful, its title for you and me. It's titled, in the name of the believers
surah number 23. Allah subhanho wa Taala he lists out the trades, the qualities which are of high excellence. These are the qualities which a lot of Buddha talks about, which are of par excellence, and this is what we need to keep as a benchmark in our lives.
Allah subhanahu wa taala he begins by stating
that rosabella administrate Donna regime. Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. God the moon
Successful are the believers.
Now who is saying this? A lot of winner is the Creator of the heavens in the earth, the one who is the owner of everything, that judge of everything, the one who has the power over everything, Allah. He is saying, God, if
successful are the believers, what is the criteria that Allah sets it up for the people to be successful believers?
Imagine that is the first habit of an ideal Muslim, practicing the belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala is the first habit first application of an ideal Muslim without the belief, there is no way that he can be ideal.
And that is the reason.
Allah subhanho wa Taala linked the belief with the success.
The one who grants success is telling us who are the success with successful people. And we know we know my beloved brothers and sisters, we all would like to be successful. And this comes from our Creator, Allah subhanho wa Taala Ji, keeping the standards, the qualities, the habits, the practices,
for one and all.
What do we mean when we say we believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala? What does it take us to be a believer? And what does it take us to be successful? We know that success lies with our belief as the base condition. That's number one. And when we say we believe in a lot of Buddhism, we mean we mean it, that we are trying to know a large religion. We know Allah azza wa jal and that is the reason based on this firm knowledge, not a shallow understanding, we believe firmly in Allah Subhana huhtala. So knowledge becomes the foundation of gaining Imani and Allah subhanho wa Taala. When you gain knowledge,
you'll believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala it goes strong, it becomes full.
And as a result of this, there are things that are demanded from us. What do we know about Allah subhana wa Taala when we say that we are believers in Allah subhanho wa Taala
we declare with our lips deep down in our hearts There is no doubt whatsoever and we apply it in our lives. We live Islam in our lives, in a practical sense. That is what it means to believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala and when we say we know a lot of valenza we know that we declare as Allah Subhana huhtala commands on say to them who will love who
he is a loved one and unique. So he is one and unique.
In his existence, that is what when we say we believe in Allah, we are certain we are clear that we believe in Allah existence. That's number one. I have done fiza t
c as my e I had done since the 40s. I had done Vf IE I had done fi rebar, da te five demands when the fulfill, we come to a momentum to say that we know Allah subhanahu wa taala number one, we believe that he is one and unique in his existence. We believe that he is one and unique in his names, we acknowledge and affirm that he is one and unique in his attributes in his actions and all the acts of worship deserves to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So a lot of Buddha is the he keeps that exclusivity that exclusiveness belonged to Allah subhanho wa Taala in all these things, that is what when we say we believe in Allah, when we do that, when we mean it
When we know about it, when we firmly believe in it, what comes out is the submission, the submission to Allah subhanho wa Taala submission to Allah subhanho wa Taala means that you are now driven by the principles of the Quran and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And when we get into that mode of submission, what are the things that we need to be considerate about? What is the proof? Or what is the way of realization that yes, I believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala I want to be among those who are successful people, how do we qualify ourselves with these certain things, we gain the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala
duckula of have a lot of
we become aware,
we are not free, we are going to be answerable when we live with this conscious mindset, when we live with this, with this understanding with this feeling with this, you know, experience of believing in Allah subhanaw taala and we are conscious about a lot of good reasons in everything that we do. Then we gain the momentum in our faith, then we enjoy. The beauty is in the fruits of our faith. And the result. The outcome of this taqwa is what my beloved brothers and sisters, a lot of he says Wyoming, tequila,
whoever gains the duck Wafula, whoever gains the consciousness of Allah. Allah is the he makes this way. easy for him You may be in any problem, any obstacle, any challenge, any hurdle that you are going through the taqwa of Allah, you're
getting the consciousness of a lot of winners. And you see a lot of health problems for assurity
Subhana Allah, we are so conscious about so many things. For instance, we are conscious, the same road that we are in, in the shade slide road.
When we drive and we see the camera beyond, we see the camera is not going to come closer. If I would like to ask you, if you see the camera, will you speed up or slow down?
speed up or slow down my brothers and sisters. Sorry.
Slow down. Why? Fear off? Fear of fine
purifying Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, in the law he
in Allah IE one cobis who is closer to Allah, the One who is conscious of Allah, and Allah is aware he knows his camera, his sight, his knowledge is everywhere. When we are worried about this, this camera fine. Imagine how should we the level of consciousness of Allah, May Allah help us to gain that momentum in our lives.
Allah subhanho wa Taala he gives us the fruits when we submit to Him within the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The kind of way that we actually get into is we start, you know, gaining the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala we become hopeful in a lot of people is the one who is conscious, he becomes hopeful and Allah subhanaw taala and the one who is hopeful, is always happy. Whatever comes in life, ups and downs he is at the end of the day, he's happy Alhamdulillah that is an ideal Muslim, my beloved brothers and sisters, it is important that when we submit we gain consciousness when we gain consciousness, we get open Allah and even when we get hope in Allah, we start relying
on a loss of Hannah huhtala and Allah azza wa jal, he says in Surah Surah number three is number 160.
If Allah helps you can overcome you. And if you leave a law, or Allah leaves you, no one can help you. So let the believers put their trust in Allah subhanahu wa taala
when we submit to Allah,
out of this consciousness, my beloved brothers and sisters
As we become grateful to Allah subhanaw taala
we start showing gratitude to Allah
and counting upon the name of the blessings. Although we know for a surety, we just cannot enumerate the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But we start reflecting on the favors.
We start gaining that, that experience that allies so kind, he's extremely merciful. He's helping me every time. That is how we actually ended up when we actually submit to Allah. That is of
Allah subhanaw taala. He talks about the second habit the second practice,
a levina homefries salata him,
the one who actually gained that momentum in Salah, that humbleness that submissiveness, he just, he just does not pray. When he stands. He gets that understanding that he is standing before Allah subhanho wa Taala. He stands with that feeling that he's standing before his robe, Allah azza wa jal that
develops the horseshoe in Allah subhanho wa Taala in Salah, my beloved brothers and sisters, if you realize this surah is so eloquent. He talks about the excellence it's just not the form of Salah, but the whole shoe, the humbleness the submissiveness, the humility that should be invested in our Salah is highlighted in this ayah Allah Vina Humphrey salata him, wash your own, my beloved brothers and sisters, we have been given this practical way of being in constant touch with Allah subhanho wa Taala of Salah, Allah He my brothers and sisters, if there is no Salah in our lives,
we will never be able to connect to Allah subhana wa Taala and that is the reason this is the first manifestation prove that you say lerida illallah Muhammad Rasulullah. This is the foundation of our Eman. This is something which is desired by a believer. He looks forward to pray. He doesn't take it as a burden as a responsibility. No, it is. It is the high aspiration. It is his choice. The experience that he gains in the momentum that he gains in Salah he will never enjoy that moment. You know anywhere else to the believers of those when they stand for Salah they gain that cusu they love to pray and they love to be in the ruku they love to be in this video than will lie. There is no
better position that a Muslim can have than to be in the sujood to Allah.
There is no position
on the face of the earth than to be in the sujood to Allah Subhana huhtala therefore my beloved brothers and sisters let us have the action in our life by making a habit and giving and linking everything would follow whatever you want. ask Allah Allah says
what's the rain will be Sabri Salah.
seek the help and support through patience and prayer. So if you're happy, pray, if you're sad, pray if you're sick, pray if you're ill, and you're you're healthy, pray. If you want job, pray if you want to pass any exams, pray, pray for every reason. A lot of binaries will give you that that blessing in Salah that you will start developing the cusu and try to avoid the distractions what actually spoils your shoe when you stand before a lot of butter is a stand with a consciousness that you're standing that feeling. Number two try to reflect upon things which you read in Salah. What does the more than the mom says? What does he say when he say Maliki Yomi Dean? What does he
actually trying to give us the thought process
to trigger in our minds, and given the recipe of success, and this is so symbolic salah and success are linked together will lie in my beloved brothers and sisters, there is no success without salah and that is the reason the slogan of every more of them is Haryana Sala Haryana.
This is how a lot of calories are made as a programmed plan for us to gain that, that consciousness that who shoo in our Salah. Let us make a reason to gain that consciousness and have this action plan my beloved brothers and sisters, when we say we believe in Allah, we should link it with an action. Before you go, make an action and commitment to a lot of that at least you will make a plan for one month for 30 days, starting with you and your own family daily three to four names and attributes among the most authentic names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala with an among one light on him, by Allah, you will see the transformation and then you start knowing the names of
Allah when you start understanding the names of Allah subhanahu wa taala when you start reflecting on them, when you start recognizing and contemplating on them, when you actually try to ponder over them when you start living the names of Allah subhanaw taala in your lives, when you start asking Allah by his names as he says, as he sees
us ask what you want to ask.
By calling my name
as what you want to ask you want to forgiveness say your food, your for your food, your man ask, you want success in your life you want your daughters to be accepted. ask Allah has got so many names and attributes. So make this as an action plan for the point A the first habit that you will do this with a commitment but of Allah Subhana huhtala secondly, my brothers and sisters, make the habit of gaining the shoe every time start improving try to be in the congregation try to be before he tried to be insula when you when you leave the entire dunya that is what the Sahaba were, you know the attitude of the harbor. They weren't like pillars when they used to turn for Salah. They were the
people who used to get the dunya completely deleted from their life while they stand for Allah subhanahu wa taala
that is the second habit that we have to be able to gain as an ideal Muslim Allah subhanho wa Taala continues while levina Houma analog, we Marylebone believers, they don't get engaged in idle thoughts. That's not the ideal standard off a believer he does not or she does not waste her time in the idle talks.
We need to make sure that the agenda of our life must be free from idle thoughts. We are every one of you, my beloved brothers and sisters will lie I am saying this By Allah, every one of you is important. You are an almighty, every one of you have sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
We are so productive, every one of us and we can do so much for the oma to be able to see and cherish the moment with sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in agenda.
We are not wasted. You know we cannot waste our time in idle talks. The Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said near Matan moon Thema.
World for all most of the people they are neglectful about two great lessons. One is good health and two is the free time. Make sure that there is no idle talk in your life, in your life Stein m everything should be linked with the objective and the ultimate objective should be to see Allah Allah subhanahu wa taala that is what we need to have. And that is what I call it as m m s Muslim mindset. What is the Muslim mindset? The vision is very clear. A Muslim should live a visionary life and the vision is very clear. The vision is to see a lawsuit
Anna who was in the highest levels of Jannah. The vision is to cherish moments with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the highest levels of Jana, to be in the company of the companions of sallallahu alayhi wasallam. That is the vision the mission is ongoing, striving and struggling for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala based on the values of the Quran and the teachings of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, my beloved brothers and sisters, this is the most productive way of living with an objective with a vision, carrying up the mission based on the values of the Quran and the teachings of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, make sure that you engage your tongue Subhan
Allah is so significant organ in our bodies. So significance upon Allah, that with it, you can get into Jana, over the edge you can get into jahannam it's up to us, the choice is ours. How do we want to take it? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam, he said, Maxim them, the more number of people they go to Johanna because of the tongue, and Subhan Allah there's so much that we can do with our tongue. As the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, two statements, two statements, so light on their time, and heavy on the scales, what are they Subhan Allah He will be handy. Can you repeat after me? Through Han Allah He will be handy.
Subhana Allah, Allah Avi?
How long did it take?
How long did it take? Few seconds. Look at the outcome. Amazing. This is the way that we need to invest. This is the way that we need to invest our lives because it's only one chance that we have in our lives. We need to make it or break it. And then lots of panel data make our Ark era as the best abode in sha Allah what I mean.
The fourth habit of an ideal Muslim, our beloved brothers and sisters is one levina homeless list of 35 alone. Now this is something which is so attached to us because of the materialism that we are going, we are getting engaged with Allah subhanaw taala, he says the one who purify themselves, remember my beloved brothers and sisters, an ideal Muslim when he pays for the sake of Allah, he gains that doesn't go it comes back in multi tool, you know, you know, in a multi way In fact, in multiple it comes back. So that's an ideal Muslim, he knows where to invest, he knows how to invest and for what he has to invest. That is the reason we need to have this habit of an ideal Muslim by
pains aka purifying internally, and pain which actually purifies our world which actually removed the problems, the difficulties, which actually, you know, helps us to forgive, to be forgiven by Allah subhanahu wa Tada, which actually helps us to be directed in the path of
the fifth habit of an ideal Muslim, my beloved brothers and sisters, one lady in a homely Fuji him half alone.
Allah subhanho wa Taala he talks about the habit which basically is any Riba off the body, talking about the Salah, and over and above it talks about what's your near your belief, what, what is the way that you actually stay in terms of your Eman your heart and then it comes to body it comes to talking it comes to pain. Now it comes to the prevention, a Muslim cannot just do good. He needs to make sure and he should be careful in obtaining that which is bad. That which displeases Allah make an agenda My beloved brothers and sisters, make an agenda in your life. That whenever you do good, whenever you do good, ask Allah to accept it. And you always be conscious on the dangers that
basically keeps you away from Allah subhanaw taala. And this is something which makes us away from Allah subhanaw taala warns us that those people who actually
You know, get into such an evil, where they actually transgress the limits set by Allah subhanaw taala. Those people were conscious, they guard their private parts. And the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, I take a guarantee. What did he say? I take the guarantee, and we know when the vendor assumed of Allah sallallahu. And he said to me, he says something, we know that it comes from a lot of winners, as a lot of he says, Mama young tippu Anil Hawa, in Hua Illa, what do you have, he does not speak anything from himself, but that which Allah revealed to him. So he says, I guarantee, I guarantee a person, Jana who makes a protection, what is between his jaws,
and what's between his legs, meaning his time and his private parts, when you drive yourself in the best possible way to protect your tongue to have that control as profits in the long run, he said, he said,
speak good, or remain silent, speak good or remain silent. And this tongue needs to get engaged in that which is good. And it is highly highly
given as an instruction that you gain that momentum of modesty. It's not about getting into the limits or crossing the limits, set by Allah subhanaw taala. But being very conscious of a lot of Buddha is it is one our carabas Xena don't go or don't approach near dinner.
And that's how we basically protect ourselves. We know when we walk in, we see a lot of dangers. We see there are things which are displeasing to Allah subhana wa Tada. And whenever we do anything that is displeasing to Allah, you need to make this very clear. And Mark these words, my beloved brothers and sisters, every time we commit, when we get away from Allah, and will lie This is a tragedy to go away from Allah subhanaw taala because when we go away from Allah, we go in the company of cython and we know the abode of Satan is jahannam. So we need to make sure that we protect ourselves and we move on with that which is good.
Then Allah subhanahu wa taala, he talks about the sixth habit of an ideal Muslim, Allah subhanaw taala. He says, Well, levina homely Mr. Li Yamanaka, him, why are they him wrong? This is such an important statement and a habit and a character that a Muslim need a reminder, me and every one of you need a very powerful reminder on this. Allah subhanaw taala. He says, and they who are the trusts and their promises attended. When we say a word, a commitment with someone, we have to honor it. We need to be on it. Because it's so significant, that when we don't do it, we'll be questioned by a lot of that directly on the Day of Judgment, as he mentioned in Surah Surah Bernice Raji that
you will be questioned about the promises, the agreements with the the promises and the engagement that you do, the commitment that you do, you will be questioned about it, be it be it with your own child, be it with your wife, if you say a word an ideal Muslim is he keeps up his word. He always tries to make sure that he doesn't let down people in terms of his commitment in terms of his promises. And he is absolutely honorable in terms of you know, keeping the Amman the Amana which with which he will be questioned. So beat Amana or beat fulfilling the promises as a lot of bluster. He says yeah, you're Latina, amanu Ofu below queued, or you believe, fulfill your promises, your
commitments, my beloved brothers and sisters, the prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam an example with no parallel will lie. a shining example for all ages. A person who was declared by Allah Himself, luck or the Quran Allah configure us to rely on Hasina the best
example for you to follow in your life is the example of Muhammad Sallallahu. Listen, look
and learn the seed of the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam, when the people of Makkah, were trying to catch him for his assassination, for his trouble for his torture for his punishment, they will still
be reserved vimana with Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and when he was commanded to make hegira
he said Ali rhodiola, who I knew, I really make sure that it's Amarna should be given back to those who kept in mind your interest in mind, custody what was given as an Amana you have to make sure that it should be given back to them. This is an example we have to follow in our lives. Today, there is a need to uplift our character and character is something which is of dire need my beloved brothers and sisters. Look what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had to say about he said the nearest and dearest, the nearest to me, and the dearest to me, on the day of judgment, will be the one who has good character.
My beloved brothers and sisters, it's just not about fulfilling the promises. It's just not about being an ideal in terms of keeping an Amana with carefulness. It's about exemplifying the character as a whole, because the whole world will lie he is looking at you and me, we are counting the brand of Islam, we are looking at things which are not desirable. So we need to exemplify that which people will say, Who is this? Whom, who these people, what do they follow? Whom do they follow, and they go back and study that we follow the suit of Allah, our Habib, our beloved, Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The last habit, my beloved brothers and sisters, as an ideal Muslim
that I would like to share
is about a fact about the reality
that many of us tend to forget.
And this is, in itself, it's so important to live with that belief. And that is the belief in after an ideal Muslim, he will never, ever, I repeat, he will never, ever forget that he does not belong to this world. This is not the way that an ideal Muslim thinks. He thinks beyond. And that's the reason he invests your and if you get your hamdulillah if he doesn't get it, he knows where he's investing. He knows and he expects, and he's certain in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He knows that he's going to get that back. The struggle, the patients, the striving, the kind of restrictions perhaps, that he's going through, he knows that he's going to get that will lay my
brothers and sisters when we apply Islam in our lives.
It is for our own God because the designer, Allah briza, he designed this lifestyle, it is described
by by the suit of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam, and it is prescribed by Allah as the origin. So the connection that we have to have with our Hara, that is the habit that I would like to share as an ideal Muslim, an ideal Muslim, He always makes sure and he keeps reminding himself to make sure that he's never disconnected. And he always yearns to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala. He always looks forward to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala because he realizes the essence of his life. He realizes
the ultimate thing that he's going to get, which is the best thing is meeting with Allah, Allah.
May Allah subhanahu tida help us to have that, that beautiful blessing to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala amin,
my beloved brothers and sisters.
The first habit as I mentioned, to be an ideal Muslim
is to have firm and correct belief in Allah subhanaw taala. As an ideal Muslim, we need to make sure and continue our journey in struggling and striving to gain hosue in our Salah.
As an ideal Muslim, we need to make sure that we don't get into engage into idle talks rather, we become productive enough for the oma, which helps us to be beneficial, beneficial for us. And the rest as an ideal Muslim. We need to pace and purify ourselves as an ideal Muslim. We need to make sure that we prevent our, our our our private parts and Allah directed you know, in a proper way with our spouses, as an ideal Muslim, we need to own our promises. As an ideal Muslim we need to fulfill our promises. As an ideal Muslim, our beloved brothers and sisters, we always need to have that connection with Allah.
May Allah subhanaw taala help us all to gain this beautiful, beautiful moment to start to cherish in the company of sallallahu alayhi wa sallam witnessing the face of Allah subhanho wa Taala I would like to end with this prayer for one in all melaku hana hautala shower his choices, blessings on every one of us the oma across and guide the humanity to a way that is so peaceful to a way that is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala wa
and in hamdulillahi Rabbil aalameen