True Victory & Success
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One of the benefits of studying the book of Allah azza wa jal in the Sunnah of His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that it allows the Muslim to understand correctly certain concepts. All of us are subjected to the environment that we live in the culture that we come from, what we're exposed to what we see what we hear, that's just human nature that you will be influenced by those things. So the Sharia and the Quran and the Sunnah, it gives you concepts and it tells you this is the way that you should understand them. And if what you have you understanding currently conforms with that, there are hamdulillah and if not, then you correct your understanding to conform with the
Quran and the Sunnah. For example, the concept of beauty. We're told to understand beauty in a certain way in terms of what we're exposed to, in terms of our culture in terms of the environment that we live in. But the prophet told us that Allahu Allah, he was telling me the Hadith, that Allah azza wa jal doesn't look at your physical appearances, nor does he look at your bodies. Rather Allah azza wa jal looks at your actions, he looks at your hearts, he looks at the taqwa that you have for him Subhana wa Tada. That's a correction of a concept that most of us sometimes fall foul of in terms of our understanding. You can see the seam about power, you can see the seam about wealth, you
can see the seam about happiness. And one of those concepts that is also mentioned in the Quran and the Sunnah that we also need to understand in this correct context, is the concept of victory and success. Because victory and success is measured by different people in different ways. Some people measure it in terms of finance and money and wealth, other people in terms of power and prestige and status. Some people measure in terms of happiness and joy, and the level of contentment that they feel. But Allah subhanaw taala in Surah, two borouge in the Quran, Allah azza wa jal tells the believers the Muslims how they should understand the concept of success. He says Subhana wa Tada in
the livina Iman who saw the heart, the home Jana to intentionally mean that the hell and how their medical foods Fosun kebele. Indeed those who have Eman they live a life upon Eman belief in Allah azza wa jal and then they do righteous deeds a life of good deeds and actions and worship of Allah subhana wa Tada for them will be gardens beneath which rivers flow that is the greatest of all success. Now, what is interesting about this verse in Surah, two rouge is that it is mentioned in the context of a story about the people who were burned in a ditch. They were trenches were dug for them, and fire was placed in those trenches and those believers in Allah subhanaw taala they were
pleased within those trenches and they will burn to life. In the Quran. When Allah azza wa jal speaks about victory and success. He speaks about in in a couple of different ways. He was different examples of it from them is that Allah azza wa jal seems the meaning in the dunya and Allah azza wa jal punishes the enemies in the dunya as as mentioned in a number of the stories of the prophets, the story of who the story of solid the story of Cherie salatu salam and others, that Gina who then went live in Amman, Omar, the journey now Sally, one lady in Amman, Omar, that Gina Schreiber, one lady in Amman, Omar, Allah says that he saved the believers with those prophets and Allah destroy
their enemies. But in this surah In Surah, two borouge Those people want saved from the punishment of the dunya those people succumb they were killed, tortured, and they were killed in the dunya. But Allah azza wa jal still calls them people of success. Vertical Fosun can be why because the true understanding of success is that a person dies upon Eman person dies upon the worship of Allah azza wa jal the person dies in a way that is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala as
The Prophet told us and Allah, Allah Allah he will send them that indeed if Allah loves someone, is that a manner he uses them is the wording. He uses them. They said, O Messenger of Allah, how does he use them? How does Allah use someone, he sits on Allah wherever he will send them he gives them the ability to do righteous actions before their death. That is the true concept of success. In the story in Surah Bucha Allah subhanaw taala speaks about these people and he says Portilla was horrible dude, Cursed are the people who killed others in the trenches that they duck, Allah azza wa jal curses them because when they dug those trenches, and nobody that they placed within them, fire,
flames that wouldn't Abate, they continue to stoke those flames so that when those people were thrown in, they would be burnt in one of the most grievous ways that a person can be punished. Those people of the Dench of the ditch of the trench, the scholars are to see a different as to who it's referring to. And one of those positions amongst the Center for and that is a good position is that Allah azza wa jal isn't referring to a single group of people or a single incident, but that there were a number of people that were punished in that way that are to undergo that type of oppression because of their belief in Allah subhana wa Tada from those people, is what is mentioned in the
Sunnah in the Hadith, also Hebrew the Allah one in Saudi Muslim, the famous story of the king and the sorcerer on the boy. And it's a long narration, but to summarize it, that there was a king who used to believe in magic so you would have a sorcerer. And when the sorcery became old, he the sorcerer asked for an apprentice or boy was appointed to him to be as apprentice. But the boy when he would go towards the sorcerer on the way he would pass by a monk, a person of Eman, a personal belief in Allah azza wa jal, a person who understood that what this king was doing on the sorcerer was haram. He taught this boy to believe in Allah azza wa jal. And as that boy becomes a believer,
increases in knowledge, increases in his station, closeness to Allah subhana wa Tada, Allah azza wa jal gave him the ability to do certain things. And from that which he could do by the permission of Allah, is that he could kill sickness, kill the illnesses and the ailments of people. So when the people began to hear this, and they learned of this, they would come to him such as the advisor of the king. He comes to him and he's blind. And he says to him, that I hear that you kill people. He said, No, it is Allah who cures. And if you believe in Allah and you worship Allah and you have Iman in Allah and you make dua to Allah, then Allah may kill you as well. So the man believes, and he
makes dua for him and Allah azza wa jal returns for him his sight. When the king sees this advice, and he says, You used to be blind to give back your eyesight. He said, My Lord, so he asked him, Do you have a lord other than me? He said, My Lord and your Lord is Allah subhana wa Tada. So the king becomes angry and incensed. He finds out to the boys, the monkeys, and he starts to torture them and kill them, because they refuse to leave their religion. But with the boy he is unable to kill him, despite trying a number of times, until the boy says that the only way that you can kill me is that you gather all of the people together. And then you place me crucify me place me on a tree or on a
pole, and then you take an arrow and before you shoot it, you say the name of Allah, invoke Allah's name by the Lord of the boy, and then you kill me. And so that's what the king does. And when the people hear the statement, that this man could only kill him by Allah's permission. Most of those people believe in Allah azza wa jal, they accept Islam. That visor of the king says that the very thing that you feared has now happened. You are trying to torture those people and persecute them so they don't believe in Allah azza wa jal, now all of them are believers in Allah. So he orders that these trenches are dug, fire was placed within them, and that those people are burned alive. And
some of those weddings, it is said that from those people that will go in towards the ditch, the trench because of the belief was a woman carry the child in her arms. And as she comes towards the end of the ditch, she hesitates. So the child says to my mother, you're upon the truth, so don't hesitate. And she also falls within the trench. This hadith the hadith is one of the stories that is mentioned in the difficile of these vessels. But Allah subhanaw taala mentioned to us in these verses in Surah borouge A number of important lessons, and the first of them is the one that I began with. The true success is not measured in terms of the dunya but it is measured in terms of the
akhira true successes as Allah azza wa jal mentioned in surah, two borouge in the living manual, where I'm you know, saw the heart, lung genetic integrity mindat Yelena, no matter what takes place in the dunya, what happens to you what difficulties you have to suffer, what ending you may have, if you're upon Iman and righteous deeds? Allah azza wa jal says that he called Fosun Kabir that is the greatest of all success. Allah subhanaw taala when he speaks about those people, how they were being tortured in Surah, two borouge Allah subhanaw taala says, well, whom are them
If I launder money in the shoehorned from the benefits that we take from these verses is that Allah azza wa jal, it says, And they will witnesses over the question that they committed upon those believers, those people that they torture, those people that they killed and justly, they were witnesses over them three times in the Surah or four times. Allah has no dimensions, this word of being witness of testimony of justification. Allah azza wa jal takes an oath at the beginning of the surah. And he says, We're sure he didn't want to be shown by the witness and that which is witnessed Allah takes an oath by these two things. And the scholars of dfcu have a number of different
statements as to what it's referring to. But all of them if you were to bring them together, all of them say that Allah azza wa jal will have many different things that will be a witness a normal piano, the Earth is a witness. The days are a witness. The angels are a witness, the people who do evil are a witness and me and you, all of us, our bodies are witnesses upon us. And Allah azza wa jal will bring forth the testimony of all of those things. Well, whom Allah may have been with me in a shoot, and those who do evil are witnesses to the evil that they are also doing. In the Tafseer of Majapahit Rahim I will now turn to the famous scholar of difficile, the man with the tablet in the
student. Have you been abuzz? Radi Allahu Anhu. Man he says Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran in humare have ruled that they would bring out their couches and the recliners and they would sit upon them as they were watching the Prussian being committed the people of the trench, they dug them. Then they sat back and they enjoy the spectacle that was taking place. This is the tuxedo mujahedin. Some of the scholars have seen Allah says the witnesses to what took place. And then Allah azza wa jal says in the greatest witness, will Allah Who are the coolie she in Shaheed and Allah is a witness of all things. subhanho wa Taala but Allah azza wa jal also gives us another lesson. And
that is that he says concerning these people, well, my Naka Moulmein, whom it let me know Billa Aziz in Hamid and the only reason for the repression for the tortures because of the belief in Allah subhana wa Tada. And then Allah azza wa jal mentions two of his names, Allah Aziz and and Hamid, that Allah azza wa jal is almighty or powerful from the benefits of mentioning this name here and Allah knows best is that Allah subhanaw taala wants to impress upon each and every single one of us. That is one of the tenants of our iman our Arpita our belief in Allah subhanaw taala that Allah azza wa jal has power over everything. If he won't, there would be no oppression upon the believers. And
if you will, Allah azza wa jal could remove home from anyone he so wished. If you want one of those stories in the Quran that we have of the prophets that came and what we know from the Sunnah or the seer of our Prophet sallallahu and even send them there many hardships that he had to endure the many difficulties and trials of the companions went through, Had Allah willed, none of it would have taken place. Because Allah is an ICS. Allah does as he pleases. Allah is all powerful or mighty, and from the names of the attributes that is mentioned towards the end of the surah concerning our Lord Subhana wa Tada is that he is for algo Lea Marguerite. He does as he pleases for our knowledge and
wisdom that He alone knows Subhana wa Tada. It is not my place or your place to question Allah's decree. It's not likely so your place to object to Allah's knowledge or his wisdom Subhana wa Tada. But it is our please to understand the lessons that Allah azza wa jal gives us. So when Allah azza wa jal allowed for certain harm to come upon the companions or the believers or a group of Muslims or whatever it may be oppression that occurs across the world in many different ways and forms. Allah azza wa jal allows that and there is knowledge and wisdom within allowing that from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. But also Allah azza wa jal says that he is an Hamid, the one worthy of all points
to show that even in a difficult situation that those people have the trench we're in. What does the believer do in all times, and in all places, there are people of hand, people who praise Allah subhanaw taala they tend to Allah azza wa jal, even in those most difficult of times, and places and situations and they tend to Allah azza wa jal and they make dua to Allah subhana wa Tada. They please Allah azza wa jal, they thank Allah subhana wa Tada. If someone was to look at that story on those verses, you will think that from one of the names that Allah could have chosen, he would have perhaps chosen a different one. But Allah azza wa jal chose this name and Hamid because that is how
the believer is, in times of ease in times of difficulty in times of God in times that are bad. The believer is the one who tends to Allah azza wa jal and they praise Him. They thank him and they continue to worship Him SubhanaHu wa Tada. And Allah azza wa jal from the lessons that he gives to us in this is that Allah subhanaw taala will hold to account those people who commit evil and do oppression. If they don't make Toba. They don't turn back to Allah. They don't change their ways. Allah azza wa jal will hold them to account in the living room.
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those who try and test the believing men and believing women, and then they don't make Toba, they don't turn back to Allah azza wa jal for them will be the punishment of the fire, for them will be the punishment of the blazing flames. Allah subhanaw taala would hold them to account. And Allah azza wa jal is the most just of all judges, and Allah azza wa jal will bring all of us together on normal piano and hold each and every single one of us to account for that which we do. It is on that day, those who pass that test, they are the ones who are truly successful, and those who fail despite what they may have had in the dunya despite all of the treasures that they may have had.
Those are the people of true loss in the livina. Amazon, where Amazon had the home Jana to teach it in tactical and how the radical Fosun kebele. Those were the people of Eman the people of righteous deeds for them will be gardens into which rivers flow that is the greatest of all success. We ask Allah subhanaw taala that he grants us that success that he makes us people have human and righteous deeds. People who trust in Him Subhana wa Tada and have the opinion certainty in his promises. BarakAllahu li Walakum Florante was sooner when a fair New Year can be Murphy him I'm gonna Yeah, to hikma opponent only Heather was the federal law he went to community meeting was the minimum
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah while he was talking to a woman who Allah was seldom at the Sleeman cathedral Mobarak, towards the end of Surah Bucha Allah subhanaw taala mentioned two verses that I want to mention to you in conclusion, one concerning those who do evil who harm others and commit oppression and the other for the believers, the people of Eman the people who in this life, they try the utmost to follow the teachings of Allah, the teachings of His Messengers on Allahu Allah, He will send them in the first verse, Allah subhanaw taala says is a warning to those people who do evil and commit oppression in a bookshop because Russia did. Indeed
the punishment of your Lord is severe. The punishment of Allah azza wa jal is far graver than any punishment of the dunya. The Prophet told us Salah when he was sending me the Hadith that Allah azza wa jal defy that we have in the dunya is one part of the 70 that Allah azza wa jal has placed in the fire of hell. In one wedding, one of the companions that are Messenger of Allah, that one is sufficient, that one, that fire that we have in the dunya we know that he can do and all of the harm and all of the destruction that they compose, it is enough for Messenger of Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam it is, but Allah will include it with the 70 in about sharp because you
need the punishment of your Lord. It is extremely severe, but at the same time for those who tend to Allah azza wa jal, they make Toba despite all of the difficulties and hardships that they face. There are people who follow the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah. They are steadfast in terms of the Eman in terms of the Salah, in terms of the Quran, in terms of what are those are the responsibilities that Allah has placed upon them. Then Allah azza wa jal for them is one who will afford what dude? He is the most forgiving, the one who is all loving subhanaw taala Allah azza wa jal forgives them and Allah shows his mercy upon them, and they love Allah azza wa jal even in the
most difficult of times, and Allah azza wa jal loves them Subhana wa Tada. So Allah azza wa jal will honor them in this dunya and in the Afia. So those people who sticks steadfast in the path of Allah azza wa jal, especially in times of difficulty, especially in times of test and trial, those are the people that Allah subhanaw taala by his permission, He forgives. Those are the people that he has chosen. Those are the people are of success. alone when suddenly slam Osteen, Allah whom I'm sorry to stammer when was he mean? Allah homophilic The terminal Muhammad Amin, one of his curriculum Grubin, which should be Madonna or modern Misty Nene or Hamilton our motto steamin Allah Who Wants
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