Are we following the Straight Pat
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one of the greatest challenges that face contemporary Muslims
is following the straight path
sticking to the straight path
and not running away from it not deviating from it.
And they were once
a man comes to the prophets of Allah who Allah He was in them.
And he said polyfill Islamic COVID Allah subhanho hadden Bardock
telling me something about Islam and advice a direction that I will not need to ask anyone after you about it. Meaning that it is so comprehensive and so clear that after I hear that from you, I don't need to go to ask somebody else about this statement.
And he said sal Allahu Allah He was meant to be law he full Mr. thing
they say I have Iman in Allah and then be on the straight path.
And that is a most comprehensive statement from him Sal, Allahu Allah, he was in them because it includes and it everything
that Allah revealed and everything that Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught
them and to be less say, I believe we have Iman and Allah azza wa jal.
This is a declaration that is a commitment.
It's not simply taking it for granted that yeah, I have Eman I was born Muslim.
No, recommit yourself to what that means. Do you believe in this or not? Because there are consequences to saying that you believe in something right?
Wherever you say whatever you want to say that you believe people will hold you accountable for that statement or you believe in x y z, how do you change structure your life to fit that belief. So when you say I am X or Y or Z whatever it is on the face of this earth, your life has to reflect it your choices have to reflect that. Otherwise, how truthful is that statement right?
Who are meant to be loved? Then what is the claim be on the straight path?
And that is taking Allahu Alem from Allah azza wa jal where he said Subhana wa to either in the medina corridor of Boone Allah who must have come to Tennessee to Allah he will Malaika to alert the half of Allah doesn't work should we be Jana? Alert equal to those who say, we have Iman and the be on the right path, they follow it, the angels will descend upon them, Allah to have will get telling them don't be afraid or sad, and receive the good news of the heaven paradise that you were promised. Meaning they receive support from ALLAH SubhanA who were to Allah because they follow that path.
And if you want to understand how important this is, count how many times you've already said it in a cell phone study.
In your life, so far, until the end of life, whenever you want to pray the do that is an obligation that you must say in an Fatiha it did not see lotto study guide us to the straight path.
the straight path includes your heart and your body and your tongue.
The straight path some people understand it to be what extremes
a the straight path is my heart only and it doesn't matter what I do.
I'm okay on the inside my heart is good. So whether I do certain things or failed to do certain things, I'm still a good person.
I am stuck team.
That's not true.
The other part is, is to come over being Mr. Caymus outward only. You focus on how you look how you pronounce how you worship, the minut details of worship. That output is still karma, but it doesn't matter what's on the inside.
That is false.
And also Allah Islam Allah Azza wa sallam said in this hadith, the following Hadith that you can use as equation to understand a holistic karma, lie or steal Timo Eman or Abdeen. Hector, is that
what are you studying? We'll call who Hector yesterday? Melissa? No. It says once a man is not straight, mean free from crookedness, and filler his heart is so meaning also his heart history. And his heart will not be straight until his tongue tongue is straight
Eman heart and tongue.
The basis of his diploma is these two come out of the heart.
And that is a thing that we may not focus on as much meaning that in my heart,
do you have strong belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala and reliance on him? When you get scared and when you panic, de resort to Allah azza wa jal or to someone else. Do you have most of your trust in Allah or in something or someone else? Where is your toilet? Cool? Where is your Eman? When something or someone gives you a promise? Do you believe ALLAH more or that other thing?
Also add to it? Have we treated envy and kibble in our hearts and be in pride? When you look at somebody else, and you envy them for the dunya that they have.
And envying somebody else because of the pleasures of the dunya is really predicated on loving the world. So have we treated love of the world that we have in our hearts? Or have we not even identified that I love the dunya so much, I will do everything for its sake.
is still common to call for the heart to be straight is to ask yourself, do you love Allah more? Or the dunya?
Are you willing to sacrifice the dunya for Allah? Or do we do the other way?
So it's the karma to calvess for you to say, I love Allah more than anything else. Or at least put that as a goal and strive towards it. And when you sense envy, you cleanse yourself of envy. And when you SunSprite I'm better than him and I'm better than her. For whatever reason you have. I'm better than him and I'm better than her. That is pride. Have we treated that in our hearts? Have we detected it? Have we fought against it? And also surrender
to Allah's revelation?
As when you hear Allah telling you something you believe that it's the best and you wish to do it. You don't hesitate
you don't question but do you say send me I know Atlanta we here and we what
i We here and we believe not I'm here and I question or here and then reject. So there is in some hearts. That's prod that pride that comes to the religion of Allah azza wa jal No, I will not accept it. Until I understand it. No, I will not accept it because it goes against what I like. That is not a cult that is Mr. Team. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam said in the Hadith thou montalvan IMANI Mongolia Villa here Akbar will be Islam Medina will hammered in sal Allahu Allah. He was in them in a BIA. He says they have tasted Eman if they are contented, happy with Allah as Rob, with Islam as a religion of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a prophet. Now let's ask ourselves, are you
happy with Allah as Allah?
Or do you complain about him? Subhan Allah, He didn't give me what I'm owed.
I should have have achieved better given better he gives other people who are inferior to me but now me, why is it that Allah is doing all of this and that to me? Why do I get? Why do my children get sick? Why am I facing problems in real life? Are you happy with Allah as a?
As a manager of your life? Do you believe that whatever he gives you is the best? Do you try to extract the benefit from the obstacles that you face? Or do you sit back and say, I'm done with Islam I'm done with religion.
Are you content with Allah as
in if you think about your boss at work, have all these complaints about them? But imagine Allah azza wa jal, right, being in a sense, the boss of everything, are you happy with Allah azza wa jal what he had given you but also what he did not give you from the path that he had put you on. And also to be happy with Islam as a
That is slump tells you to do a b and c.
Do you do a Do you want to do it? Do you like doing it? Even if it presents something
challenges do you? Do you say to yourself, despite the challenges, I will do it because this is pleasing to Allah. And in time Allah azza wa jal will make me like it. Do you say this? Or do you look at other paths and ideologies and say, I'll understand the world? I'll understand my relationships. I'll understand the economy, politics, everything around me through that prism, not the prism of Islam, but another prison.
Are you happy with Islam as a religion and you believe that it's complete? Or do you have to exit to borrow other things? And are you happy with Muhammad? sallallahu alayhi wasallam as a prophet?
Do you actually believe him?
Do you believe that he gave you imparted the best knowledge and in past path or not?
If we don't believe these things in the heart has no history of karma.
So the best of the Karma is a surrender to Allah azza wa jal and having to heed of Allah with all of its multifaceted parts.
To hate is not only learning a beat, see and memorizing it, though hate is once you know that Allah is one and is unique and is perfect. You know all of his names and attributes, you take all that knowledge and it gets translated into reality you live in.
The other end is
I will just do the outside, or I mean, I'll just focus on the inside.
And don't worry about the outside, whether you pray or not.
Whether you stay away from haram or not.
I'm okay on the inside. I'm good to people. I'm trying to live a good life.
And you know, in that hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said that your heart will not be straight until your tongue history.
Meaning if you don't control your tongue in what you say,
then you cannot have a straight heart because your tongue will corrupt your heart. And that means that that sense that we do affect our heart.
And subhanAllah if you want to understand why some of us start in Islam strong.
reading the Quran every day maybe praying at night do sadaqa coming to the masjid, hijab on and not only the hijab on but a good hijab.
Why after that a person starts to slip away.
It is because either the heart is not Mr. Kane, you dealt with Islam outwardly.
But the inside has not been dealt with. There are things on the inside that are simmering, you're unable to deal with or you don't pay attention to because everybody around you is telling you Islam is to dress this way and talk this way and these things are important, but they will not telling you also is to believe this and to feel like that
your heart matters
is Louis that or that the person started to do what to sin.
and also Allah is Allah Allah Allah you it was seldom said that whenever you sin, it leaves a black mark mark on your heart.
And slowly your heart starts changing.
And that thought or that worship that was easy for you to do is very difficult now.
Have you felt this in your life at one point in your life? At one point you could read the Quran every day and now it will be easy to ask you to move a mountain rather than read the Quran.
Or you could wake up before Federer and pray now impossible. What has happened?
So when the as it has an impossibly famously it says I cannot wake up for the halogen. He said Kabbalat Kochava this is your sins of change you
have your sins are weighing you down. When somebody says I don't understand this in Islam, what do you do try to understand it but more importantly, stop the Haram that you are doing so that your heart can be cleansed so that you would understand it.
Our hearts have changed so much that we are departing and running away from the worship of Allah azza wa jal and finding sneaky ways to do it. And it's all because of that accumulation of sin. And it's all because we didn't follow the path of St. Karma as inevitable hubbub, Radi Allahu Anhu had said, you know, it's the farmer means what he says to listen to Allah to obey Allah azza wa jal and not sneak out or sneak away in like a fox.
What do you see a hold on? You see, I'm curious. I just want to take a look. I just want to listen. I just want to experience what is this feel like? And there's a beautiful Hadith of the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam recent the Vallabh Allahu Mehta Allah Allah given an example. So out there is a salaam a white straight path and there was a call or asking people come to the Ciroc of Allah to the path of Allah and do not leave.
And he says when you walk inside the salon, they're all
walls on both sides and in the walls there are holes door holes in it that were covered by curtains. And if you were to go and try to open that curtain to peek in, you would hear a call or asking you later to help find the gate of the hotel he drew. It says don't open it because if you open it, you surely will go in.
He said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Surat is the religion of Islam.
That call or that is asking you to come to the salon and not run away from it is the Quran.
And he says these doors on the sides are the Haram
Allah screw revisions. And says when you want to open it, that color tip tells you don't open it. He says This is Allah's reminder in the heart of every Muslim.
You know that when you're about to do it, that you're doing something wrong. If the heart is still alive, you know that what you're doing is something that is wrong. And that is significant here what it says let the
don't try to peek. A look.
Allah Azza didn't knows that if you take a look, you will not be able to restrain yourself and you will enter you can be curious about haram.
You can say he just want once I just want to smoke this once, or SIP just one sec just to see what this feels like. Because everybody talks about it. It's as if you'd go in you surely will go all the way.
So it's the Karma
is a command of Allah has ordered is the karma is the religion of Islam is the karma. It should be the goal of all of us, and it's the second hook by Insha Allah, I will discuss some of the aids that will help us on that path. Anyhow, that was the whole idea will come first.
Hamdu lillahi, Rabbil Alameen, Hamden, Kathy and on even Barack and fie he will Sunday we'll send him all our SULI Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam.
The first thing that if you really want to follow the straight path, you need to ask Allah for it.
In addition to a dinner Serato musta came and meaning it when we say really, you know Serato was stuck in to continuously ask Allah Allah Zoda to guide you to the best of actions indeed and protect you from all deviation.
Dementia, I mean coma yesterday Mamata Shah owner Hilda Yasha, Allahu Allah, Allah me is whoever wants among you to go follow the straight path and you will not wish it you the one I will not going to want it unless Allah Who wants that for you. So the key is with La Hazaragi. So to continuously ask Allah azza wa jal for instant karma for the straight path and to make that easy, because if you have this the karma, your relationships will be better, your work will be better your home home in your life, family life will be better your work, everything will be better if you have is to karma and I'm not saying it's gonna be easy it will be but
the second thing is that if you want this to come are you surround yourself with aids that help you on that path, and you stray and run away from things that will take you away from that path.
Because he can't simply say I want to be good at something. And it miraculously happens. Where's the effort? So for you to have a stick on my unit daily reminders and your daily reminder is the Quran. There is nothing better than reading the Quran every single day to follow a Serato Mustafi. So reading the Quran and understanding it and seeking guidance from it, and also remembering Allah azza wa jal as often as possible, especially as the few Allah
especially a stuffer Allah saying that 100 200 500 1000 times two hour a day, so that Allah will cleanse the hearts who you would love what Allah loves, and you would hate what Allah hates, and that you would stand back when you don't understand something until Allah grant grants you understanding, but you don't reject it.
And having good company,
those who when you want to worship Allah, they support you. And when you want to sin, they pull you back and not the opposite, not having wicked company. When you want to worship Allah tell you why.
And when you want them sin, they say let's run to it.
Having Mr karma also means to realize
that we are all destined to work on the slot
on the day of judgment
and how our dial, how quick how sound, that walk is going to be depends on the set out here.
If you're quick here, you will be quick over there.
If you're walking on the sidewalk is sound here it will be sound on the Day of Judgment. But if you stumble here, and you don't care, and you ask Allah for forgiveness, and you stray, how do you expect to walk the syrup on the day of judgment on the sellout here is that difficult for us. And the sloth on the Day of Judgment is what? Thinner than a hair
and sharper than a blade.
That's the sill.
So we have a chance here to win over there.
But we have to believe and we have to ask Allah Hazelden, and you have to say to yourself, Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam said, I meant to be like for my stuff him said, how you have Eman, then be strict. Isn't it about time for us to be strict?
Enough excuses, enough saying later. Enough, finding excuses and justifications.
To be at this moment, several are meant to be law, commit yourself to it. And then say to yourself from today, from this moment, everything be the law has to be strict.
And I'll take Inshallah, the last couple of minutes in sha Allah to remind you of
the importance of your Islamic school.
Whether you are a teacher or a parent,
I want you to understand that it's a shared responsibility, if Allah Azza will have blessed you with a full time Islamic school, you have to preserve that nema. So let me address you as a parent, it's enough enough for you to say, I'm just going to drop my kids off and pick him up, and the teachers will do everything. And then when you take your children home, the way that they live, the way that they behave contradicts everything that they have learned. And it's not enough. That's not good enough. If you want your children to be better Muslims, you got to continue the message of the school, when your children arrive at home, you have to be their second teacher, you have to be that
role model, you have to give them those reminders. You have to be like what you want them to be later on. So don't think that I'm just gonna pass on this responsibility to someone else. These are after all your kids and Allah will ask you about them. So what type of parents were you so invest, and understand that if this child if you do your best bieden Allah azza wa jal, and this child grows up to be someone who's good, there may not be something greater that you have done in your life.
Not your job, not your career, not not anything.
So that's the message to the parents
and communicate with your teachers. And ask them how you can continue that message later on, communicate with other parents but feel that responsibility. Allah had entrusted me with that kid, and I must perform to the way that Allah Azza des loves it. And to the teachers, I say, like a parents carry that Amanda, you also are carrying an Amana. I noticed the job. And sometimes that job is the humdrum of a job.
But you must rise above that. This is not simply a job.
You are molding the Muslims of tomorrow.
You are grooming this child to be something.
So the way that you behave your love matter.
Your love tremendously matter, no matter what you're teaching. But how you begin your lesson in Islamic school, how you praise Allah, how you tie what you're teaching them, that is wordly to Islam, how you foster in them, that love of Allah, Allah, who is a prophet loving Islam pride in being a Muslim, the way that you do all of this in few years that we've met Muslim kid would be an adult. And if you prepare them well, they will be able to face the temptations of the dunya. But if you're just treating this as a job, they will be ill prepared for it. We don't want people to simply memorize. We don't want people he says he is simply children who will just follow rules. We wants
people and children who love Allah and His Prophet
who when they pray, they pray because they understand why they pray. They first because they realize the benefit of that fasting and the person who will give them that information is you as a teacher.
And again, if you do this, well, that might be your key to Jana.
So we are We ask Allah azza wa jal Roble al Amin of hammer Rahimi to bless our Islamic schools, to make us realize our parents with duties that we have towards our children, and make us realize as teachers the responsibilities and help us perform those responsibilities to the way that he likes, were asking me to guide us to the straight path, while asking multiple LME to make us more of those who are contented and happy
with him as content and happy with Islam as a religion, content and happy with Muhammad Sall Allahu Allahu wa salam, as a prophet was capable of full autonomy to protect us from the Phaeton of this world was developed by Allah mean to protect us from the evil of this world. Yeah, Allah forgive us all of our sins, the small ones and the big ones, the ones that we know and the ones that we forgot about the major ones and the small ones who give us the odd will Allah mean for our private and public since whilst we all will allow me to grant us dinner and everything that brings us closest to it, and we seek protection from hellfire and brimstone and everything that brings us closest to it.
We asked Dr. Pillai and me to cleanse our hearts from ship and from Buddha and from envy and from kibble and from excessive love of this world. We ask you what Allah mean to cleanse our hearts from hypocrisy and cleanse them from all disease and fill these hearts instead with your love and love of your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and filled them with ima Allahumma attina for dunya hacer una de hacer una Joaquina either now, along with a bill Kalpana Allah proven Allah Dini Allahumma elucidated Kuru be some of the Kulu been Allah Karthik Allahumma in the creek our Shoukry Kostanay burnetii Allahu MacFarlane urban Aquila, del Coahuila. Alania who was in Rhode Island I mean, who am
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