Muslim Tidbits 4 – Living on the Edge

Ali Albarghouthi

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Are you living on the edge when it comes to Allah and Islam? In the fourth episode of this series, we understand what this means and what to do about it.

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do. Linda was salatu salam ala rasulillah

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salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. This is the fourth episode of Muslim tidbits living on the edge.

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And no, this does not refer to taking risks or living boldly, but rather it is a state of a man, a state of being in this world that a lot described in the Quran. In surah, Al Hajj, Chapter 22. In ayah, number 11, where Allah says Amina nursey, Miyamoto, Lucha Allah have among people are those who worship Allah on the edge. And Allah explains to us what this means when he continues, Fein or Saba OhioLINK might be when good things happen to this person. And they come his way. He feels secure in Islam and happy with it and happy with Allah completely devoted to him, he thinks, but we're in our server to fit in atonium colaborado, virtually, when bad things happen to him, he turns

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back on Islam, he becomes upset with it, upset with Allah and angry with him he turns back to his old religion or to his old ways in that habit. Allah says and declares hasira dunia was a hero, he has lost this life and and the next, that eco hole hosana mobian. That is the clear and evident loss.

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In the books of Tafseer. We are told that at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. There were some people who would accept Islam and migrate to Medina.

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But they have not made up their mind about this new faith yet they will test it by what happens to the next.

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If this person gets children, his wife gives him children. His business is prosperous, his animals multiply. He says to himself, this is a good religion and he holds on to it. He stays with it.

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But if his wife doesn't give him children, he loses money, his animals die. He says to himself, this is a bad religion and he turns away from it and goes back to his old religion.

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This is a person who worships Allah with doubt. Or we can say he worships Allah with conditions. As long as Allah gives him what he wants from him. He's happy, he's satisfied. He's devoted to Allah, he's devoted to Islam.

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But if Allah does not give him what he wants, if bad things happen to him, which are what is the nature of this world, and the nature of adopting and embracing the religion from Allah, which will test you so that he will become a better human being so when bad things happen to this person, he decides, no, I will turn away from this to something else. That is a state of doubt. That is a state of confusion. That is a state where the heart is enslaved to this dunya to this world and is attached to it. Rather than being attached to Allah completely, it is attached, and is enslaved by this world. And Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him described this in one Hadith when he says, Misery

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to the slave of Deena which is the gold coin, Misery to the slave of Durham, to the silver coin. And he continues in the Hadeeth, by saying, in order to inherit the war in the New York communist side, when he is given what he wants, when he's given these things, he's happy, he's satisfied. But when he's not given what he wants, and what he desires, he's angry. So this person's relationship with Allah is based on this dunya and is not based on Allah and His love for a lot. As long as he receives and he continues to receive this world. He's happy with Allah and is happy with Islam, and continues to worship Allah and goes to the mosque, etc, etc. But when he does not get what he wants,

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he rebelled and starts to hate Islam and starts to hate a lot and turns his back on all of that. This is like a person who goes to the beach and has not decided has not committed himself to go into the water. But instead he tests the water with his feet. And if he likes it, he goes in but if not, he goes back. Or another example of a person who is serving a king. And he continues and he serves that came because he believes in this king, he loves that king, he believes in his ideas. So even if that King doesn't give them any money, or entitles and does not promote him, he will continue to serve him because he believes in the king and his ideals. It's a prince to principled position.

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Compare that to another person.

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Who will serve the king and continue to serve him? As long as that King gives him money and titles and promotions, and lavish his gifts and titles on him? When all of that stops, his loyalty will stop, and he will turn to serve another king. So which of the two are we? Are we people who are worshipping a lot because of Allah and because we love Allah? Or are we people who are worshipping on the edge, worshiping Allah, and in Islam, because of what Allah is giving us so far, and will we and we'll return away from Allah, when we start experiencing some loss in our life. worshiping Allah on the edge is very dangerous because we could lose this live and then the next as Allah says, and

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we need to protect ourselves from it. We protect ourselves from it, by increasing our love for Allah Subhana Allah to Allah by knowing him more, through His names and attributes that we find in the Quran and the Sunnah, by appreciating all the blessings that he had given us and the blessings that he had promised us, and when we love Allah more, that love will eclipse the love of the dunya that we have in our hearts. So we would worship a lot because of Allah, not because of what we are getting in this dunya. We also protect ourselves from it by reminding ourselves of the true value of this life, and that it's not going to last forever, it's soon going to end. And that compared to the

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Hereafter, this life is nothing. So why have your heart and your body and your entire existence, enslaved by gold and silver, and whatever is in this life, we protect ourselves from it by reminding ourselves that being rich or being poor is not a sign of a lost favor, or a less angle. But both are states by which Allah tests us to see how we would react. We protect ourselves from it by remembering that Allah says McKenna you read with awaba dounia. Fang the life though I would do me I was

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the one who desires and he wants the reward of this life, then let him know that the reward of this five and in the Hereafter is with Allah. here Allah is telling us that if you desire the reward of this life, you can get it from Allah. But Allah has something that is better and higher than just the reward of this life, which is the reward of that you're after the next life. So seek that because it's loftier and higher and more permanent than the reward of dystonia. So let us examine ourselves and ask ourselves, do we find that we are happy only when we receive the boundaries of this dunya and are upset when we don't receive them? Regardless of what a lot of things about all of

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that? If that is the case, then we may be people who are worshipping Allah on the edge. And I ask Allah to protect me and to protect you from being of those who worship Allah on the edge. I hope that you would say I mean to this

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if you'd like to get in touch Please leave me your comments below. Or also you can email me at Muslim research [email protected] and until next time, Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh