Empowering our belief In Surah Al Fatiha

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Empowering our belief In Surah Al Fatiha

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah sherfield ambia evil mousseline. Nabina Muhammad wa ala early he was Javi ultramarine are also below him in the shade shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim wala Tina aka Saba aminal masani world Quran Allah Aleem probably Shafi surgery was silly Emery naka de melissani yfp who only dear brothers and sisters

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of London daily.

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Welcome again to our new series on focus on Surah Fatiha

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Alhamdulillah Allah subhana wa tada has guided us to be able to join this program and we are fortunate about it, we are blessed because this is the greatest surah of the Quran and Allah subhanho wa Taala he raises that category of people who are attached with something that is great Subhanallah my brothers and sisters, in this session

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of the cities of focus on sootel Fatiha, we should focus on the belief aspect of the belief factor. So we begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala and we send salutations peace upon the Prophet of Allah, our beloved Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, upon his family upon his companion and upon all those who follow him up until the last day.

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Now, as you're aware, that we are trying to focus on sudo till 30 ha, in different dimensions or different aspects, what hamdulillah in this session,

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we will try to focus on empowering our belief in sudo to refer to him. So we'll be focusing only on the belief element of Surah Al Fatiha. Now as believers, it is our belief that Allah subhanho wa Taala has sent revelations to messengers in order to guide them, and the last of which came to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and we know that that is the Glorious Quran. And it is our belief that this is the final testament the final revelation, which is fully protected by Allah Subhana Medina as he took the guarantee of protecting it by himself as a lot of but there is a he says in unison zakra what in the who, the half moon, most certainly It is we who have sent down the

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revelation and It is we who will guard it from corruption. Now, it is also our belief that the Quran has got 114 suitors, and they are all perfectly protected. And the first one of them is sudo to refer to her. In this session in sha Allah Milla hits Allah, we should shed light on each aspect of the belief element of sudo to refer to her and explore the beauties that are stoled in it, and enrich our knowledge regarding it and empower our belief in sha Allah, Allahu taala. Now,

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there are five pointers as a part of our belief that I would like to share with you, number one, to believe that it is the first surah in the sequence of the Quran. So this is our belief that sooner it will serve to have the opening surah is the first surah of the glorious pour and so the Quran opens with this sutra that itself shows its importance and relevance in our lives from Han Allah. So much so that that the sutra is considered as a surah that refreshes our emaan our belief and one of the wisdoms that it is often repeated, you know is is that that we should be continuously be reminded and be continuously refreshed in terms of our memories in terms of our Eman. So this is the

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surah

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which acts like a key that opens the treasures of the Koran

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It acts like the introduction of the Quran.

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That is the first point. The second point is to believe that it is the greatest of the four of the surah. In the in the whole Koran. So how do we know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he told in the Hadith to one of the companions upon saying very emphatically, that shall I teach you a surah, which is the greatest surah in the Quran. And there's it's a long Hadith in any way, the the crux of it is when the companion asked sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, it is the surah commencing with Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen it is the seven oft repeated ayah it is the great recital, the great Koran that has been given to me. So Subhan Allah, it is a part of a belief that

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this surah is the greatest surah of the glorious or an, it is the surah that has the treasures the beauties in it, so much. So, that that also takes us to the third point, which you know, compels us to believe that it has various names which shows its importance Subhan Allah, the, the aspect of, you know, fundamentally believe in in Surah Al Fatiha is that it has various themes. And before we dwell in it, as we mentioned, that it is the greatest Surah Now, it is the greatest surah because of many reasons from Han Allah, it is the surah which is the greatest because it has the essential, you know, aspects for us to believe in, you know, in in, in in Islam Subhana Allah through to 30 ha if

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you look at it is the essence of the Quran. It contains three main aspects of Islam. Number one, don't read, you know, whether it is rubia lordship as Alesis al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen whether it is a smaller sci fi, you know a Rahmani Raheem, whether it is you know, everybody Iraq and Afghanistan, and it also teaches us rissalah so it teaches us to read and it also teaches us rissalah as we know a lot of the reason he says Anam de la him, the people upon whom Allah subhanho wa Taala showed, you know mercy and pleasure Subhana Allah, those were the people of the past. So the element of reason is also in Surah Fatiha and after Allah says Maliki Yomi Deen, Master of the

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Day of Judgment. And

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it also contains apart from you know, having these three essential aspects of Islam. It also gives us the living formula a dino Surat Al mustard Mr. Team, you know Guide us to the straight path. That is the reason Subhana Allah it is the only surah in which Allah subhanho wa Taala communicates with the reciter you know when we stand in every Salah in every regard and in we say sudo till 30 higher when we say Alhamdulillah hirable alameen Allah talks to us, he converse with us and we'll we'll get to know about it in the future sessions in sha Allah. So in any case, this is kind of a sutra which is divided into two halves between Allah and his and his slaves and his worshipers Subhana Allah and

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Allah grants who are the worshipers asks for so this is the greatest surah Subhan Allah so as we mentioned point number three to believe that it has got various names and it shows how important it is. For example, it is Al Fatiha as we know the opening, it is Fatiha. tokita It is the opening of the book. It is far too hard to look for and it is the opening of the Koran. It is own Makita Subhana Allah, it is the mother of the book. It is only the Koran. It is the mother of the Quran, right? It is a suburb masani it is the sutra which has seven often repeated Ayah Subhana Allah, it is a Salah, it is the Salah, it is the prayer. A da it is this application through total Fatiha It

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is also called us a DA this application, it is called as a Shiva.

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Which means a cure to every poison Subhanallah it is called as a rockier, which is the spiritual care any kind of illness to Pamela sudo to refer to her is a Rukia the remedy, it is also called as a SaaS or an foundation of the Quran. So, it has got all these 10 names of, of this great Surah Surah Fatiha, every name reflects how important it is and how beautiful this sutra is Subhan Allah, that is point number three point number four to believe that there is no Salah without sudo till Fatiha as there is a clear Hadith in which prophets in Lahore and even Selim he said, there is no Salah without Surah Fatiha meaning your Salah is not valid without reciting Surah Fatiha This is the

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you know, general consensus now when it comes to you know whether a person should recite Surah Fatiha in German when the Imam is reciting. It has got three different opinions and I'll share all these three opinions right the the first opinion is you know there is no need of reciting Surah Fatiha in any regard when you are in JAMA, this is one opinion which is the you know one extreme the other extreme is you have to recite Surah Al Fatiha in every regard whether the Imam is reciting or not. The third, you know opinion is you have to recite Surah Al Fatiha when the Imam is not reciting aloud, for example, in Salah you know Doha and Salatu Allah I serve in these two Salah the Imam does

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not recite it aloud. So it is must for the Mk the D the the Musa Li The one who prays behind the Imam must recite Surah Al Fatah in other Salawat in other prayers, it is not mandatory if he wants to do so he can do so. But it is not mandatory because the man is reciting aloud. Anyways, these are the three opinions. Now the crux of it is we have a beautiful surah and a beautiful way of conversing with Allah subhanho wa Taala so why shouldn't we we should recite Surah Fatiha and we do that Subhan Allah 17 times a day if you pray five times a day, the father Salah alone we recite the Surah 17 times a day. So Han Allah that is number four. Point number five is to believe that Surah

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Al Fatiha to believe that surah Tilford to her demands five things from us in terms of our empowerment of belief in Surah Fatiha

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So, there are five demands that surely will further her, you know has from us in terms of if we really want to empower our belief in Surah Fatiha

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number one, it teaches us to show complete gratitude to Allah Who is the Lord of the worlds who is the Entirely Merciful and especially merciful, who is the Master of the Day of Judgment

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Subhan Allah

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this surah if we actually have to look at it very closely, it shows us our import important it is to say Alhamdulillah you know by saying just Alhamdulillah it, it supplies that positive energy trend and that, that, over that that power in you Subhana Allah, when you just say Alhamdulillah

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all praises is due to Allah. So the point is, we need to be empowered with this belief with this a man in Allah that all praises regardless whether people praise Allah or not, regardless of that, Allah subhanho wa Taala he is by default by nature. He is all praises, you know, he, He's worthy of all praises. Subhana Allah, that is Alhamdulillah that is this URL in Alhamdulillah. It denotes and this is this is our belief. It is our belief. I will

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It denotes in the manner in the meaning of good, which means complete. All praises, you know everything that you see around you and within you. It shows how great how praiseworthy, Allah is Subhana Allah, He is a law Alhamdulillah His name is Allah, Who is the Lord rub Bula alameen who is the Lord of the words? So the first lesson is gratitude, say Alhamdulillah say you know the meaning of sugar also involves in, in, in, in Alhamdulillah, in gratitude, you know, so we have to be thankful to Allah we have to show gratitude to Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says in Chicago,

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if you have, you know, grateful, I will increase. So when you say Alhamdulillah you are actually inviting blessings from Allah, and an increase in everything from Allah subhanho wa Taala in your life, Allahu Akbar. So this is a beautiful thing, that it teaches us to have a man in Allah in through sudo to Fatah, the element of gratitude when we say Alhamdulillah

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It is also must for us to believe that his crowning name, the main Name of Allah is Allah Alhamdulillah LA, Allah is the greatest of all names, because it comprises of all the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala, that's the second thing. The third thing is, we have to believe that Allah is the rub, the master, the, the controller, and the provider of everything. And He is the Lord, the master, the controller, the provider of the aalameen he knows panela we don't even we didn't even you know, explored one island and Allah is the rub off Allah mean. So it is our belief that it is only Allah who is controlling everything, it is only alone is the master, he is the only

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one who is the Lord, He is the only one who is the controller, the provider, the judiciary, the Sustainer of honor mean of the words. So it is a part of our belief that Allah is the rub of an amine, right. Number three, it also shows us to believe that he the one who is controlling the one who is taking care, the one who is sustaining, providing, cherishing, nourishing is how is he Allah says are Rahmanir Rahim. He is Entirely Merciful, and he is Especially Merciful, he is Entirely Merciful. Rahman for the whole of the creation, you know, every creature are living under the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it is the the, the one single percent of mercy that Allah shared

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with the entire creation, we have the element of mercy, we have the affection, we have the love towards each other. It is because of that 1% of mercy that Allah shared with the rest of the creation Subhana Allah. This is our belief. This is our Eman in Allah that He shed just one person and this is the result that we see. You know, the love, the affection, the the mercy that we have between each other Subhana Allah not just among humans, but among the whole creatures, you know, and he is the one who is Especially Merciful. So Allah, Allah is he is especially merciful to the believers on the Day of Judgment. So Allah stole that goodness for us. Insha Allah, Allah, He to

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Allah, and he is the one who is the Master of the Day of Judgment. He is Maliki Yo, Medina. He is not just the one who takes care of everything in this world isn't just not the one who is, you know, the the Entirely Merciful and especially Mossville. But he's also the one who is the Master of the Day of Judgment that invites and ignites our attention of accountability that some day or the other one day we need to stand before Allah and give our hisab give our accountability. In this world, there is no accountability. It is our belief. It's only actions and actions and actions. But there is one day that we have to stand before a law where there is no action but only accountability,

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accountability and accountability.

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So, the the first element that is suited to such a high demand from us in order to empower our belief is this that we have to believe that and we have to believe that we have to be always, you know, show a gratitude to Allah, we have to believe that Allah is the crowning Name of Allah and we have to believe that he is the rub of Allah mean, we have to believe that he is the one who is a Rahman and Rahim we have to believe that he is the Malik of Yomi Deen. He is the Master of the Day of Judgment. That's number one. The first demand demand number two, it teaches us that the only one to show our servitude, our slavery, our worship, to Allah subhanho wa Taala. You see souhan 11 visit

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e yada,

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yada yaquina ambu It denotes in the past, we don't worship anyone in the present. We don't worship anyone in the future as well. We will never worship anyone except your your Allah, you alone, we worship you alone, we show our servitude, our slavery, you know, all the worship all types of you know, actions and words, in terms of the worship belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala In other words, iaca Nambu, it acts like a mission statement for the Muslims.

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Mission Statement economy do

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we allow you alone, we worship, that's the mission statement of the Muslims. And this also shows us the the relationship that we carry between Allah and us, Allah being our rub, our master and V, are his, his slaves, you know, so the the relation between master and slave is that slave listens and follows and submits and he submits in totality, he submits not just partially but in totality. So the the element of Iraq and Iran Buddha, it reminds us as a matter of our belief, and empowerment of our belief, that he is the only one whom we worship.

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Number three,

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number three, the demand number three, it teaches us that the only one from whom we expect certain help, and support is Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when we talk about certain help, you know, help with with that conviction, with that dedication with that determination. It is only sought from Allah subhanho wa Taala not from anyone else. So when we say Yaga Nestor I mean, you know, when we say iaca Nambu wa yakka Nestor in you alone, we ask for help, certain help, you know, I may help, I may, I may seek help, I may help someone you know, but my help is not certain. The help that I may expect from people on is not certain, but when it comes to Allah is there on it this, you know,

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seeking the help from Allah is certain, and that shows us the element of you are, how important it is for us to, you know, seek the support and help and, and, and strength from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, this is something really beautiful Yaga Nesta in it teaches us that the one who is the ultimate support provider helper, is Allah Billerica alone, that's number three. Number four, it teaches us that the first thing that we should always focus on is guidance. You're not Subhan Allah Allah teaches us what to ask. First thing to ask, you know when you know that Allah is the

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you know, one who deserves all praises. Allah is the rub of Allah mean, Allah is the Entirely Merciful and Especially Merciful. Allah is the Maliki Yomi Deen. Allah is the one whom we all worship, Allah is the one whom we seek for help Not now, what is the first thing that we should see from Allah? Allah says he Dena sera tell Mr. Team, show us the straight path. This is something which is really beautiful because Allah teaches his slaves what to ask for, you know, the first thing to ask is not you know, if it is given on our choice, you know, you may ask anything, so we will be asked

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You know, a bank loan or a car or wealth or this and that, but Allah teaches us what to ask first, what to ask. as number one, the guidance is, you know, sirata almost a team. So it's, it's nothing that is

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more beloved to Allah than a person be on guidance, right? So Allah loves the person regardless whether he has money or not he has wealth or not. He is you know, famous or not regardless of anything, if a person is on hedaya on guidance, Allah loves that person Subhana Allah and that is the reason a lot taught us as well in the Quran. This do our robina la to sepuluh bana by the it had a tena Wahab Lana Mila Dunker, Rama in NACA until we have our Lord Let not our heart swerve away from the guidance after You have guided us and grant us from Your mercy, your Allah this gift, this beautiful gift of guidance. Indeed you are the one who is the giver without account. So Allah who he

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taught Prophet sallallahu Sallam an intern he taught us he taught this beautiful Dr. yarmulke liberal column submit lb Allah denecke Oh change of the hearts right? Oh change of the hearts. Give firmness

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to us. On your deen submit lb Allah denecke give us that firmness on your faith. So it's important to have this belief that the first thing we should always ask and continuously ask is a dino Serato Mr. Taman, Subhana, Allah, this dryvit We ask Allah every single day, at least 17 times because we read through to Father 17 times, we ask Allah to guide us every single day in every Salah in every regard, every single day, 17 times a day is the Nosferatu. Mr. Team, guide us on the straight path. Now, Allah subhanho wa Taala he taught us what is the path of guidance which path is the path of guidance, and that is the demand number five. So the demand number five in order to empower our

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faith in Surah Al Fatiha is that it teaches us that it is must for us to follow the path of pious predecessors and avoid the path of arrogant and ignorant people as they are the losers indeed. So, there are

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there are three categories of the people that Allah subhanho wa Taala had, you know, he talked about and the first category in this is the one whom we have to always rely on and and follow the path. The people who are pleased with Allah, and who are they the prophets and nabin was with the team the truthful ones like Abu Bakar Omar and the rest, you know, Cydia teen, or Shahada like Omar Ali alone and the rest and soya hain, those who are the pious people who are the pious people, we have to follow the path of these people and we have to believe my brothers and sisters, that they were the best of the people and we have to follow that path is the path which Allah is pleased with, right?

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And the second category of people is the one the arrogant once upon whom Allah wrath came, so obviously they were perished. And they will be perished. They will be destroyed because Allah is not happy with them. So they were the people who were arrogant, the truth was given to them, but they denied deliberate denial, you know, so, the arrogant people. The third category of people is ignorant ones who would deviated you know, who deviated who didn't explore themselves and expose to the truth. And they were deviated, they were given a sense of responsibility of having a mind, but they were ignorant, they destroyed as well. So these are the three categories of people when we say,

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an underling him to be I lay him volador lien, you know, you know, make us among those who own the pleasure, oh, Allah, not about not about those who were arrogant and who basically gained the wrath of yours and who were ignorant and who were, you know, deviated. So these are the three categories of people that Allah talked about in the Quran. So we have to believe the fifth point is we have to believe that we must always follow the first category of people sirata ladina, an anti lay him the

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Have those upon whom Allah showed favor, right and avoid always the second and third category which is the arrogant and ignorant people. So let's take a quick summary of what we have

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talked about the demands in order to empower you know our Iman in Surah Fatiha number one we have to show gratitude to Allah, Who is the Lord of the worlds who is R Rahman r Rahim, who is the Malik of Day of Judgment number to show our gratitude to Allah show our servitude and slavery to Allah alone. Number three, to show that the the only one from whom we expect certain help and support is Allah number four. The first thing that we should always focus on is guidance. Number five, to follow the path of pious predecessors and avoid the path of arrogant and ignorant people. We ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to help us you know empower our own faith in sudo Fatiha and understand the

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wisdom the learning the beauties that are stood in it. And we take this journey forward with the prayer and with the you know, hope from Allah subhanaw taala that he will keep us guided upon Islam until we die. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala the same you know, prayer yeah Allah always keep us firm in your feet was Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh