Channel: Ahmed Hamed
Series: Ahmed Hamed - QA - New Muslims
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Welcome to the program, Islam insight, a very special series essentially dedicated for a new Muslim brothers and sisters, how do we commit ourselves to gain knowledge regarding Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him like to know is he just compulsory for him? Somebody told me that a Muslim is not allowed to have relationship with a non Muslim knowledge revives the spirit of Islam.
What is the meaning of Shahada
Shahada, it means a testimony, a, an acknowledgement, a
You. When you make Shahada, you basically acknowledge, witness and testify
in an Islamic context, when a person makes Shahada testimony, when he becomes a witness when he acknowledged, he says ash had a la ilaha illAllah. What ash had an NA Muhammad Rasulullah
it means a lot for a person to embrace this reality, this throat, because all the time, especially the new Muslims all the time, they were worshipping either idols all the time, either they were worshiping the human beings or a part of creation. But when he realizes when he understands, when Allah Almighty He guides the person, he makes the Shahada, and this Shahada is called as a testimony of faith. He declares he acknowledges with absolutely on his own will. There is no force, there is no pressure, there is no unreasonable attempts on a person, because you can't take out something forcefully. And that is submission. You can't force someone internally to submit maybe you can say
by words, but internally, you need to be clear, honest and truthful in order to declare that Shahada, so Shahada, it means a testimony of faith, wherein you bear witness that there is no deity, no God, worthy of worship, except Allah and you bear witness you testify that there is Muhammad peace be upon him, who is the last and final messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that is, that is what it means to testify, to acknowledge to witness.
Yes, brother. What's the conditional Shahada?
You see, as a beauty of Islam, as I've mentioned earlier, Islam just does not show the importance, it also helps us with the ways that these important things can be achieved. And Shahada, as we have mentioned, is something really, really precious to us. Allah Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Those who testify, he will have success. Ooh, La ilaha illa Allah to free from those who say there is no deity except Allah. Yeah, he will succeed.
We know the fact that just by stating or declaring that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah, you will not get gender. What it means within it, is that every
key has it St. You see, this Shahada is, is miftah is key. And every key has teeth, its own ridges, the key
has its own ridges, and the Shahada has its own conditions. If we do not follow, believe, practice and understand the conditions of Shahada, then we will not achieve the fruits from Shahada. In order for us to empower our Shahada to strengthen our Shahada to make our Shahada meaningful and fruitful. We must know the conditions of Shahada. So what are the conditions of Shahada? Number one, and in the knowledge, you must know, when you are making Shahada when you are testifying, you're declaring that there is no deity worthy to be worshipped except Allah, you need to know what you're declaring. You need to know for sure that Allah subhanaw taala is the only one worthy to be worshipped.
First of all you need to know so knowledge is the first condition of Shahada. Number two eliakim. certainty. Be certain when you say something when you say there is no deity there is no god except Allah, be certain about it have yaqeen and yucky, or certainty is the opposite of doubt. So within your heart, within your heart, within your mind, within your tongue within your body, you should have no doubt whatsoever
about Allah subhanho wa Taala. You should be certain that this Shahada, you're declaring, and it is truth. Number three, you need to be sincere. Sincerity is a third condition of Shahada when you make the Shahada be sincere about it. Sincerity demands that you believe in Him alone, and you obey Him. Number four, you need to make sure that your Shahada that you're making, it comes with fruitfulness Astrid thoughtfulness, is one of the conditions of Shahada. truthfulness
is such an important element of the conditions of Shahada, my brother's, that it is between you and Allah, can you deceive yourself? Can you cheat yourself? Can you say something which is wrong within you?
This is something about the truth, that you know deep down in your heart, that Allah is my Lord. Allah is the only creator, Allah is the only provider and the rest of the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala. This is truthfulness when you know for sure that you have the knowledge, when you are certain about it, when you're sincere about it, be truthful about it as well. The fifth condition about Shahada is Be humble.
Show humility, the relationship between you and Allah is master and slave. Allah is our master, and we are His slaves, we are His servants. So be humble, be submissive, act like you are in actual reality is name of a loss counselor. To understand this, as a part of condition of Shahada, whatever Allah says, you do it, when you work, in any office, or any company, from nine to six, you have to listen to your boss, true or not. You have to listen. Why because he pays you. In the same way. Allah subhanaw taala is the owner for all of us. He owes us 24 by seven 365 days a year, from cradle to grave, and even after that, so we need to make sure we need to make sure that we must, we must be
submissive to Allah subhanaw taala we must have that clear relationship between Allah and us as a master, and slave. So that's another condition. The next condition of Shahada and this is really, really important, my brothers and my brothers is that the love of Allah Spinetta
Love, love Allah subhanaw taala more than anybody else. love Allah more than your own parents. Love a law more than your own children. Love a law more than your own self. That is how you are going to fulfill and make this condition of Shahada, and make your Shahada meaningful, powerful and fruitful. When you love Allah more than your own self. We do not do anything what Allah says to you, you when we disobey Allah subhanaw taala in general sense, when we try to love ourselves, or our children, or our parents, and because of that law, we go away from Allah subhanaw taala. Our own desires, we get drifted away. So when you love Allah subhanaw taala as a part of the condition of Shahada, your
Shahada becomes very powerful. It becomes very powerful my brothers, so we need to love Allah subhanaw taala and the last panel, Tyler says very clearly, in Surah Baqarah, that the love
towards Allah for a believer is stronger, is more is more powerful, is much stronger than the love that other people have with their own idols. Why? Because they are worshipping tahu falls dieties and obviously, when you have the throat, you worship him with absolute certainty with full knowledge with sincerity with truth.
Less with absolute yaqeen in your heart in your mind, and you reflect that in your body by obeying Him. Obviously your love towards Allah will be powerful, it will be stronger, right? The eighth condition of Shahada is the denial is the denial. You see, there are two parts of Shahada that we actually say, we say la ilaha illAllah, you say la ilaha, there is no deity there is no God. So what do you do that you actually deny? deny every one
who is called by the people as creator, you deny every diety every false votes,
whether in the past, in the present, or in the future, you deny the existence of everybody. And then you affirm, what do you affirm in the law, except Allah subhanho wa Taala. So you have two aspects of Shahada, wherein you deny all the false gods and you accept you ascertain, you acknowledge you witness you declared, you pronounce, that there is only a last panel title, other than Him, there is no other gods. So you need to obey the commands of Allah subhanaw taala. And that is the eighth condition of Shahada. The ninth condition of Shahada is that you need to, to forego and deny, and reject all the false di T's and their instructions and their rulings and their principles, while you
live on the face of the earth. For first what you did you obey what all Allah says, and you just obey all what the false dieties do, and what are their principles and their way of life. So these are the nine conditions of Shahada, which makes your Shahada meaningful, fruitful and powerful.
That is how you actually need to study number one, as we have mentioned, Islam is a religion of knowledge, it begins the condition with the knowledge and you cannot be certain unless you know something, when you see something, when you believe in something, when you study something, then you become certain you become thoughtful, you become sincere, you become submissive to that you love Allah subhanaw taala after that, and when you love Allah subhanaw taala you are ready to do anything and everything what Allah says, and you are ready to leave anything. What Allah subhanaw taala asked you to me. So these are the conditions of Shahada that you need to keep in mind and practice in your
life. Hope that answers your question.