Channel: Ali Hammuda
Series: Ali Hammuda - Change of Heart
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Salam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah ket
Smilla Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah who are early he was so happy human are
great to see you again to your brothers May Allah subhana wa Tada preserve you protect you may he never deprive me from seeing these beautiful faces. Every week that passes by being far away from yourself is a suffering, and it's a cause of misery. And I really mean that. It's May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow our happiness and our growth to be found in these places. I've always
what it was that made those people who come before us so superior in their ethic so dedicated in their worship.
How was it that their Eman was so formidable? So consistently regular and strong?
How was it that when they found their way to a sin, they quickly found their way back to repentance? How was it that they were so tough and resilient in the face of doubts and temptations? How was it that their attachment to dunya was so much lesser than some of us today? What was the secret that made them so different?
And I tried to investigate an answer to this question and I came across a profound statement by
BackRub No, Abdullah Hill Mussolini,
who said in praise of Ameerul Momineen Abu Bakr, Radi Allahu Allah, Allah and who he said
masa Dakka, whom Abu Bakr and be Kathira to you so that in one
way Allah can be shining in Wakanda he called me he said that it wasn't abundant prayer and fasting
that caused Abu Bakr to be superior to all of those around him. It wasn't that he said, it was something that settled in his heart.
So what was it that settled in his heart?
I'm still trying to under understand what is this gem this jewel that made him stand out this secret I investigated a little bit further. And I came across a second statement mentioned by Abdullah hidden Mubarak in praise of Imam Malik.
Listen to what he said. And compare it with what you just heard earlier. He said
Model A to A Honda Nero tuffa cadmatic I have never in my life seen someone who rose to fame like Imam Malik laser level cathedral Salatin. Voila, so yeah, however, he didn't have that much extra prayer and fasting. In an takuna Allahu Surya. Perhaps he had a secret. So again, this topic of secret comes up a second time.
What is this distinguishing reality the secret that sat in their hearts? The answer is still no clear. I read a little bit farther.
And I came across a third statement mentioned by Abdullah Hebron Mobarak in praise of a man called Ibrahim Abu Adham. What does he say about him? He said lehle Fudd loan Fein FC he saw he Busara here. He is a virtuous man and he has many secrets.
So for the third time, the topic of SATA secrets is coming up again. So my eagerness rockets are hot sky high and we're trying to understand what is this secret? What is this jewel that made them so distinct and separated them from us? And then finally I crossed paths with a hadith that solved the riddle.
The hadith, which alibi Hatha generates.
In his show, I will email on the authority of Abdullah hypnotic Madras, that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Salah who are widely heard the Illuminati business of video and ERP via hunico aki Ruha Bill Buckley while
he said the righteousness of the first generation of Muslims was due to the fact that they had two qualities. Zod minimalism, renunciation of dunya it didn't settle in their hearts, minimalism, Zoho and Yaqeen how do we translate the arcane
The righteousness of the early generations was due to what their Yaqeen their certainty in Allah and the promises of the Lord.
And he said, and the latter generation of Muslims, they will be plundered into ruins because of what
stinginess and false hopes so you're keen. This was from the many secrets that sat in the
How to Have a mural meeting Abu Bakr and Imam Malik, and Ibrahim to add him as we just heard. This was the secret above and beyond many other attributes there your key their certainty in everything that has come from Allah and everything that they shall meet in the future when they die. Your cane. This is what we want to speak about. On this evening Bismillahi Tala.
This is the scheme that was praised and spoken about by Abdullah Hypno McMaster Oh, who said
me Meenal Imani. These are the words actually of Imam Abdul Karim. He said Alia Aquino Meenal Imani Beeman zealot Euro Haymond al jassart.
La he Shama and Ami loon. What an alpha cinematography soon. What a favela a lot of bad will hydrophones. He said you're keen the relationship of your team to Iman faith is just like the relationship of your soul to your body.
And he said this is what they pursued. This is what they competed over and this is what the roll up their sleeves in pursuit of it was your team.
your management team he also said about your team that it is who are happy to sit Delia yaki uncertainty, it is the reality of being a Sunday.
Remember what BackRub Abdullah said earlier praising Abu Bakr he said that his secret, he had a secret. And here Mr. Biman claim is saying that Abubakar became a Sunday or the nature of Siddiqui. Yeah, which is the highest station you can humanly attain after the station of prophethood. Above the station of martyrdom is the station of Cydonia. He said the reality of being a Sadiq is having a team.
So what is your team?
If we wanted to put our finger on it and try to define it? What is it? We've loosely translated it so far as being certainty? First of all, before we enter into a definition, dear brothers dear sisters, we are to realize that knowledge is of levels, you have the first level of knowledge you can say it's the bottom of the food chain, the weakest form of knowledge, the scholars, they call it an
alarm, it means delusion.
That's like when you're around, say 25% sure of something. Then you go a little bit further up. And you reach this stage called scheck doubt, that's when you're around 50% sure of something,
you move a little bit further up, and then you have the station called a lung. Lung is when you're around 75% sure of something, then you reach the very top of the pyramid. This is called Yaqeen certainty and that is when you are one 100% sure of something.
just as an entry to this topic, realize knowledge is of levels. And we are speaking about what level of knowledge this evening.
The very highest form of knowledge not not every Muslim will attain to perfection during his or her life, but we strive to work towards it. When you are 100% sure of something. Now, having understood where your teen sits on the pyramid of knowledge, I share with you a definition of Yaqeen from a technical perspective, what are we talking about here?
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Ali Aquino, who was the Corolla ilmi Allah de Lyonne Kalibo wala who Allah yatta yatta
he said Yaqeen certainty is the settling of knowledge. Did he say the acquisition of knowledge, the learning of knowledge, the writing? No, he said it is the settling of knowledge within the heart, such that it doesn't change. It doesn't alter and it doesn't disappear.
So a Muslim who has Yaqeen in Allah and everything he has come with,
is a Muslim, who certainty has dispelled from his heart, every shadow of doubt, and every anxiety of confusion, and enlightening within it a certainty whereby you have no more hesitation in what you believe.
It is the settling of knowledge when it resides in your heart.
If I was to tell you now,
that my mood has arrived
you will believe me, because I hope I am a credible authority or a source in your life. Then if somebody else comes in contradicts that statement, you may fall into doubt.
If, however, say five other people come and corroborate what I had said, your level in knowledge grows. If however, 10s upon 10s of people come to you from different languages and different ages and different races to say the same thing that I had just told you, and substantiated through these multiple sources of transmission such that it is impossible that they have all collaborated and unified upon a lie, then you reach the highest stage of knowledge and this is called the arcane
that is certainty. So a Junaid, how did he define the arcane, he said, It is the settling of knowledge in the heart, such that it doesn't change. It doesn't alter, and it doesn't disappear from your heart.
There was a second definition given by one of their predecessors he says, You Aquino, who are Moshe harder to Imani bilheimer,
your clean certainty is when you witness the unseen through your Eman.
It is when you witness alive, the world of the unseen through which I
through your email, that's Yaqeen certainty.
So the same way that the eyes in your head, that provide you sight enable you to see the happenings of the physical world, the eye that is in your heart, which is called Yaqeen your insight allows you to see the metaphysical world
so you live your life in a station whereby the events of paradise and hell and the bridge and the day of judgment and the realities of the grave are unfolding before your very eyes even as you buy and sell wake up and sleep and trade and inter intermingle with family, you are seeing it but with one eye, the eye of
you attain certainty. So it is the witnessing of the unseen
through the eye of iman
This is European.
Bearing this in mind, after introducing the topic to you, and giving you the levels of knowledge and showing you that your team sits at the very top of the levels of knowledge and giving you two definitions of European I want to share with you also the levels of your team. So just because you have been says at the top with certainty, we can still say that European in of itself at the top has levels.
Does anyone know of those levels by the way?
Hasn't Yeah, did you hear that? The first of them is what?
I only have the knowledge of certainty.
And then you have the second which is how you know ERP in the eye of certainty. But then you have the third which is how can you attain the truth of certainty. All three are mentioned in the Quran by the way
if I say to you,
I have in my hand beneath the table a cup of water,
and you believe it. And I'm not going to lie and maybe several other people tell you the same thing unless you reach a state of what Yaqeen certainty there is definitely a cup of water beneath the table.
This is what stage the first of them the knowledge of certainty.
Then if I was to show you the cup, you now reach the second level this is I know you're in the
eye of certainty. Then if you were to take the cup and you were to drink from it, you've now experienced the water with some of your senses. This is how could you attain the truth of certainty.
And Allah Jalla Jalla who alludes to all three of those levels in the Quran, the first two in Surah to take after Allah Jalla Jalla Allah who said Killaloe to Allah Munna and Malia Qin, know if you were to know the knowledge of certainty, that our our wonderful Jassim you shall see the Hellfire so Muladhara Wanda, I in any opinion, then you should
We'll see it with the eye of certainty. So the knowledge and I have certainty they are both mentioned in surah to take care for then you are left with the third of those, which is the truth of certainty that is mentioned in which Surah
waka or Allah says in the Hodeida Hua Hakuna, this is indeed the truth of certainty. Yes, these are the three levels.
What is the difference between them in terms of knowledge, in terms of certainty, they are the same.
All three of those levels are the same in the sense that you are certain there is no doubt. It's not like one is more certain than the other, you're just a certain by knowing something that is certain, or seeing something that is certain or experiencing something that is certain. All of this constitutes as knowledge of certainty, according to us as Muslims.
And we can demonstrate this I mean,
how do you know of paradise in hell?
You haven't seen it, and you certainly haven't experienced them. Yet you are absolutely certain of their existence. Mithila Anna Anna Contente cone, the same way you are certain that it is you who is speaking.
But you haven't seen them. This is I will use the knowledge of certainty. It's come to you from an undeniable source. So you are setting in fact, I'm not the guy. He's one of the TBI and he said something really beautiful here.
He said low, cushy family and retire Mazda to Yaquina. If the veil between me and Allah subhanaw taala was to be removed. It wouldn't increase me uncertainty Jeeva if the variable is to be removed, and I was to see him subhanho wa taala. It wouldn't increase me in faith. It wouldn't increase me uncertainty. In other words, the knowledge of your clean is so high that
I don't need any other proof.
And some of the predecessors they said
are you to Jana? They were not happy cotton. They said, I have seen paradise and hell firsthand. They said how he said are you to whom behind a Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I saw them both through the eyes of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu I names
and he saw them.
And as another he said, that the fact that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw paradise and how with his eyes that is a more of a reliable source than if I was to see them with my own eyes because my eyes may play tricks on me, whereas his eyes may never deceive him. Subhanallah so this is the knowledge of certainty.
If the veil was to be removed, it would an increase in your pain Allah but then you have the second which is what
the I have certainty. And this is how we understand Dear Brothers dear sisters, Prophet Ibrahim is request to see Allah giving life to the dead.
What was the request of Ibrahim sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? He said Robbie areni kafer to heal moto My Lord, show me how you give life to the dead. There's the Brahim not believe.
Of course he believes the knowledge of certainty is enough for him. Of course he believes Allah said to him, our them told me don't you believe he said Bella, of course I believe my Lord.
But what was Ibraheem Alehissalaam actually requesting
Yeah, exactly he was requesting a transfer from the knowledge of certainty to the eye of certainty. Yes. And then you have Hochuli again, which is the truth of certainty the experiencing of the matter. So we are now studying for example, about paradise and hell and we are absolutely certain of their existence. In fact, our whole life is defined by paradise and hell, our behavior, that's the knowledge of certainty, then on the day of judgment, what was referred to janitorial Mottaki UberEATS that tells you hey, Melinda, we paradise in Hell will be exhibited, you will see them. This is now the eye of certainty, then eventually people will be given entry into paradise or thrown into
hell, and they will experience it with all of their senses. This will be the truth of certainty. We ask Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah who to give us the certainty of paradise, allow us to experience it.
So this is a definition of your pain. These are the levels of your team. And now we are to share maybe the real
important part of this short Deltas and that is what is awarded to the people of Ukraine.
What is given to them?
What do the fruits of this beautiful tree look like when this tree blossoms?
What can you expect in your dunya before your hereafter, if you become a man or a woman of your kin, and it is within reach, as we shall find out at the very end,
that people have yet to experience a light that dawns upon their heart, almost a physical, tangible light, that the experience you attain brings with it Subhan Allah and I leave me a flare of light that dispels within it dispels from the heart, all of the shadows of doubt and hesitation and the anxieties that come with confusion.
Doubt check. It's a heat that inflames the heart and causes it pain and movement and turbulence Yaqeen on the other end is the greatest soothing agent that may feature in your heart that allows it to rest and to rely upon Allah and be content with Allah to be happy with the decrees of Allah and to be to be fearful of Allah and hopeful in Allah and to long and yearn for Allah Jalla Jalla Allah and to be content with all of his decrees the most in spirited people.
They are the people of your team with this light that has dawned upon their hearts even if you are experiencing the bleakest and darkest of circumstances can be to demonstrate your brothers and sisters.
look at someone like Nikolas now be with me or him a hula who died in Ramadan and claim he said during the peak of his trial during the fourth when he was imprisoned, experiencing physical torture, persecution and threatened threatened with execution and exotic ailment.
Che called Islam he would say to his students within the cell.
He said Wilma he noble to me, God either had
ma de la Vallee, Candy Chakra The hinda.
He said by Allah if I was to spend gold, in Sadaqa, charity, the size of the cell, in thanks to Allah for this blessing that he has endowed me with, it wouldn't be enough to thank.
And he would say from behind the confines of prison, he would say, I'm not the imprisoned one. Don't you worry about that. He would say as my musulman hillbilly circleboom I'm the creator of the Walmart zoomin Asahikawa.
He would say that the real imprisoned one
is the one who has been imprisoned by his desires. And the real captive is the one who has been captivated from the remembrance of Allah Jia letter, that's the captive of me.
And when they threatened him that you're going to be exiled to Alexandria,
and we may follow it up with your execution. What did he say? See? The light that dawns upon the heart of the one who is certain in Allah gender.
He would say Anna Interquartile, to candidly Shahada. He said, If you kill me, this is martyrdom for me.
We're in a phony can at least hear her or theory wire Hegira if you exile me, that's Mead. Enjoying tourism in the land of Allah?
While on the phone, Ila COVID To Allah Islam yoga, Giovanni. And if you had exalt me to Cyprus, I would invite their people to Islam, and they would respond to my call.
We're in harbor Sunni, kerneli Muda. And you forgive me detained here in the prison. Don't you worry, this will be my place of worship.
And then he said amazing words.
He said Anna, Miss Lulu. Vanessa. I'm just like a sheep in America love to talk I love to allow so wherever I fall, I will fall on cotton.
Wherever I fall, I fall on cotton. You push me face first. When you push me to my back or you push me to my sides. I will fall on the cartoon just like a sheep. It will always roll on cotton uncomfortable. Should you kill me? Exactly. I will. I am a comfortable man. Because I have certainty. And I am a peace with my Lord. Do you see my brothers? My sisters when you say that people have your thing. The first thing they enjoy is a is a light that dawns upon the heart and it dispels with it all of those shadows and darkness is in hesitations and turbulence and allows it to settle this is happiness to be certain you attain the law he pretty much old he would say
in the la hija Hala Rojas Faraja Philea
ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala has placed her happiness and relief in your theme certainty and contentment in Allah subhanho wa Taala
that's number one light that dawns upon the heart number two, that people
We are keen they are taken as guides. Do you worry that maybe your life is coming to an end? Without you? Maybe putting forward the type of deeds that you wish that you envisioned you would put for yourself? Do you wish that people will take you as an inspiration such that what they do after your death continues to be a continuation of your legacy and are credited to your scales? Don't you wish to be taken as a guide in the matters of hair to be an imam in the religion even though you may not be leading salah? This is the meaning of Imam are to be taken as a guide to lead people in hair to ingredients are required. Allah subhanaw taala he said inshallah to send you that Adrianna Amin home
in Kenya Do not be angry now learn somebody who
can and will be it you know, you will be known. We made from them Imams guiding by Our command when they were patient, and when they had Yaqeen in our science.
So what was the formula
to pot recipe? Patients and what yakking what does it create? Imam in the deme Imam even call him he said either Tozawa suburbia kini Walidah the inner Hunan. Eema notifii dini, when patients Mary's yaki certainty, they conceive a child called Imam a leadership in the religion Allahu Akbar. By the way, it's perfectly logical, why these two ingredients are needed for your leadership Bismillah AR
and why you will be taken as a guide in your family in your household and at work and across the other side of the road. Why those two because you see what are the greatest
temptations and tests that man may experience in his life. There are two what are they
Shewhart doubts in their religion and Shahabad, carnal desires, haram appetites
What does patients do? It closes which of those doors
patients closes the the shallot that desires and then you again what door does that close?
Shubho had your certainty close the doubts and a person who has those two doors closed in his life deserves to be taken as imam in the religion.
So what is awarded to the people of your pain? We said light that dawns upon the heart may Allah give us this light and allow us to experience that happiness. Number two, you are taken as a guide in the religion when you are certain of Allah generalmajor Allah and His religion. Number three, your teen unlocks enormous stores of motivation and power.
Maybe you've noticed,
man may come and give us a full fledge course about Dawa and inviting people to Islam and activism. Yet where is the brother? Or where are the brothers when it comes to Salah to Asia or Salah to the federal? Where are they when it comes to Quran and the Halacha like this? Where are they? The knowledge was there. But the application was not there. How come?
The vehicle was missing?
The vehicle that takes a person from knowledge to application that vehicle is called the octane
iBaby Milka him. He said in his book with Tahoe That is sad. He said, Alamo. Yes, damn it. Oh, California clean we look. He said knowledge employs you.
But your clean is what carries you.
Knowledge employs you.
Young is what carries you.
How is it that you may find two individuals
both of whom have memorized the exact same narration say on sadaqa the virtues of giving in charity. He's memorized tener He's memorized him.
But when it comes to application, they're so different. Individual a barely gives any sadaqa maybe it's just one year to another to give his Zeca if that.
Then you have individual B, who has a direct debit going out of his mouth every single month without fail. How come your team they've both been employed by knowledge. But what carried them to application or prevented the other it was the certainty how certain are you are reserved out.
You've memorized the narrations or you're not too sure. Whereas the other one when he puts his hand in his pocket and he takes out the fiber or the tenor and he puts it in the head of the fattier or the miskeen or the one who needs the money. He feels as if he is almost literally putting the money in the rich and divine hand of Elijah.
That's your clean certainty.
How was it that two people may memorize the exact same duration say about the impermissibility of rebar usually interest
They both memorize the area where Allah says for them to follow, then it will be hard to be mean Allah He was really, if you don't do the test if you don't stop taking riba
then take notice of war from Allah and His messenger. They both memorized it, they both recited well. However individual a unashamedly continues to use the rebar
an individual be abstains from it vehemently fearfully, even if it costs him his life and his business.
Because he can almost see himself we said the eye of the heart, he can almost see himself being given the instruments of war, a sword and the shield on a day of judgment, and is told go and fight Allah subhanaw taala. We told you that the one who takes riba will be at war with his Lord. He sees it through his team, both were employed by knowledge.
But what was it that carried one to action and kept the other one at home? Was your teen certainty. If I was to say to you, there was a fire outside or there was a fire at the back of the building and the kitchen?
And some of us go and some of the state
that can only be explained by one thing. Whether you believe what I said or you don't
you are employed by the knowledge I gave you there is a fire some of you ran because you not you believe there's a fire you started to see the smoke, other people stayed sat down, that can only be interpreted that you doubt what I said?
Is there any other way to explain it?
So when Allah says, This will bring you Jahannam this type of dress will bring you the fire, this type of business commerce will cause you hell suffering in the grave, but you stay sat down, you don't move.
Do you doubt the information? No.
Or it could be that you do. There was a lacking in their pain, and therefore the vehicle has not has not moved.
So what are we seeing here we're seeing that Yaqeen unlocks a huge amount of inspiration and power to get up and pray and to fast and to give in sadaqa and to improve your dress and your appearance online. you're keen invigorates your limbs to do that, and locks huge stores of motivation when you're certain that the outcome will be as you were promised, and that's why
it hasn't number three he said a final AHA don't believe Janet. You won't know the haka yaki me him
in Hersha, while watching was was the calm Wakata, Surah Daya to
anyone who possesses the true Yaqeen that is deserving of it. With respect to Paradise and Hell, what will happen
he will submit
and he will be afraid
he will be humbled and he will walk straight as a Muslim and he will limit himself doing good deeds until death meets him. That's how that happens when what when you have true European certainty in Paradise and Hell, it pushes you towards them Jannah and it causes you to run away from hell. That's what certainty should do.
This is number one, dear brothers.
Number three. Number four.
The people of Yaqeen are awarded bravery.
Courage. By the way I don't speak to you here as our authority on the topic of your cane or any other the features of the heart that we are addressing. I am a student with you studying these topics hoping to grow with you Wallah. Consider me just a conveyor, some sort of sound machine and we intend to grow together. I don't claim to have reached these heights not even 1%
the people of Ukraine are awarded immense amounts of courage.
Fear seems to be sapped from their hearts when they're certain of Allah
alginates Baghdadi he said could measure Egypt on hadn't met Emily again.
He said men have walked on the face on the surface of the water through yaki.
And that happened during the time of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu I know this is the documented historical fact that during the read the wars, the wars of apostasy
saddened me because I pursued them.
And they made their way to Bahrain and they didn't have with them their ships.
And sad he made a DUA, and with him were the Muslims. And Abu Huraira was part of that war. And he documented the fact that they and their horses walked on the face of the sea and they got to their enemies and came down victorious. Called the missionary Jonah other human ear pain, courage. And Harley Davidson Waleed and this is another documented fact he consumed poison when he went to work
After they said to Him, be careful, Khalid we fear that your enemies may try to poison you with the poison of Hydra.
He said what type of poison they said this is one of them. He said bring it here Bismillah
and it did not harm him.
And the man with the heavy comments on this by seeing how the who Allah he had cut arm over his shadow. This is what it means to be honored by Allah and this is the meaning of courage. What not, don't try that at home.
But don't try it at home. That is a man of your kin. I'm gonna drink this and it's not going to harm me. Like I'm certain so Allah did not let him down. Courage, fearlessness and bravery.
subhanAllah I love the example of che called Islam people who told me I may Allah pardon this maybe we mentioned his name a little bit too much at times we ask Allah to protect us from a whole new one exaggerations, we don't intend that.
I read in his biography, that he met the king of the Mongols at the time his name was Isaiah and and that's not an easy one. And he you know the foreign policy of the Mongols. It was not about you know, the
voting and these type of things. They're a currency that the larger language that they recognize was just brute force brutality. He's now speaking to Kasia and the head of them.
And Kasia and invites him to take me and his friends to Hispanics for a meal and they all eat with the exception of the Imam.
They said to him, why aren't you eating? He said, Why would I eat from your food?
When all of this is food that you've stolen from the Muslims? And you're cooked and you hated the food using the trees that you cut down from the lands of the Muslims. I can't touch your vote.
What it doesn't say. He said Imam will you make a prayer for me? Gee, would you make a prayer? He said yeah, of course I'll make a prayer who so he Smilla he raised his hands. And he said Allah who might encounter Abba Dukkha in nama yo party, Lolita, Guna, Colima, Taka, hello, yada, yada, who wants sort of who Oh Allah, if this slave of yours cousin is fighting such that your word reigns supreme, then help him and an ad him and support him. But Allah Allah if he is fighting, such that His Word will reign supreme, and for the pursuit of worldly measures, and to humiliate the Muslims and to dominate over the world. And Allah disgraced him and embarrass him and put an end to him once
and for all.
And interestingly, cousin was going on me he hurt me in Amin,
and the companions of che called Islam. Were saying at that moment, we were just covering ourselves with our clothes such that when his head comes flying off, the blood doesn't splatter on us.
And that that didn't happen.
So they left the palace of Amazon.
And they said to him, You What was that about? Like, you almost got us all killed with that. We are not going to accompany you anymore. He said, Yeah. And I don't want to accompany you anymore, if you will. So they separated from shareholders now ignored me and they took their own path.
And there was a few loyalists that remained around the Imam.
The narrator of this incident, his name is Abdullah signal. sastra. He said, As for Imam even though Tamia, many people began to hear that he was travelling the knights and the Princess The Princess and the dignitaries. So they began to come from every direction to be close to the Imam and to see him and to ask Allah for Baraka in the hope of being near him. And by the end of it, there was around 300 Nights surrounding the show called Islam in new Tamia. He said, As for us who broke away from him, we were looted by highway robbers and they left us naked with our clothes.
Hillary Lola, so courage, the one who is giving you the true certainty, they are confident, they are brave, and they are willing to take risks because they know who controls the heavens and the earth and they are certain of it. Allah allow us to taste this Hanalei and
that's number four. Number five, that people have Yaqeen are awarded with immense resilience upon the causes of truth. What do we mean by that? The people of your keen certainty in Allah, they are the most immovable of his creation when it comes to truth.
No Shaohua, carnal desire or appetite or shabiha doubt here and there is going to knock them off the path of history.
They are stationed upon their religion
regardless of the circumstances that they may confront in life, a difficult husband, wife, a child who goes off the rails, difficult financial circumstances, whatever it may be.
They are planted in their place. That's what Yaqeen gives a person. And that's why when her Oculus hirato, the Emperor of Rome, when he was interviewing Abu Sufyan who was still a pagan at the time asking about this man who claims to be a prophet in Arabia Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, from a Christian perspective, he wanted to know is this man truly an apostle from God?
So one of the questions he asked him was, do any of them leave their religion when they embrace it?
And Abu Sofia and who was still a pagan said, no, none have left Islam since they embraced it with him. He said, What Kidani can Eman or Hina to call it to Basha to Hong Kong. That is the sign of true faith, with its delight mixes with the heart.
That is the sign of true faith when it's what it's the light mixes with the heart. You never leave it.
So they're not in and out of the religion oscillating between Eman and the fact they experience a turbulent moment at work or some sort of Islamophobic slur or abuse online or offline. And then she Aquila, I don't even know if this religion is true anymore.
Yeah, you haven't even been tested yet.
I will may set out who was the jurist of Morocco Hanalei. Never forget this incident.
He was a man who was a devout worshipper of Allah. And he would complete the recitation of the Quran once every single night in his room.
And one of those evenings it seemed as if he was now on course, for a grand honoring from Allah during the day. And so as he was reciting and praying he saw light emanating from the wall Allahu Akbar a light emanating from the water he heard a sound saying yeah, my sorrow Tamil I mean when he found out a book about my Surah enjoy my face. I am your Lord.
What did he do? He could get out of my face you cast one.
He spat right inside of the light. How come?
how come Shut up if a light comes in your room now you're gonna think it's Allah.
Why did he spit in the light? Because it was
shape on say it it was shaytaan This is shape and then when they see if we see Mohave
it's quite worrying Shabaab.
Yeah. So this is shaytan trying to throw him off the course of Eman and to tempt him to leave the religion to confuse him, but who will realize this, the people of
people have Yaqeen. So what is YAKINDU it gives you resilience. Yanni they are stubbornly upon the upon the truth, Abdullah Mahadeva to semi when he was about to be thrown into the boiling oil and he saw his friends being thrown in and returning as a skeletons with no flesh in Persia.
And he began to weep before his time was was up and they said you're next to be thrown in they say Why are you why are you crying? Why are you not willing to become a Christian? He said, No, I'm just crying because I wish that I had 10 souls that can die in this way for the sake of Allah. I'm sad that it's just the one that will have to be thrown in the oil for him who could do that. But a person of your clean certainty we ask Allah to allow us to take
speeding up. Another one of the gifts awarded to the people of your team is that the size of calamities are lessened in their eyes,
the size of a masiva calamity a travesty is diminished in their eyes.
And I give you a very simple analogy. And you will understand.
Imagine a person who was impoverished debt ridden,
pressured by a massive family that he is responsible for.
And he is stressed right down to his core.
And then one evening, he receives a very welcome phone call saying that your distant great grandfather has just passed away and there is no one to inherit him. But you it's a sum of around $10 million.
Because of the size of the amount of the money, it's going to take us about a year to free up the assets and send it over to you.
Now tell me about the type of motivation and happiness and the encouragement
that he will experience during this year. During that year, is he still not debt ridden? He is.
Is he still not responsible for a big family? He is is he still not impoverished he is but what's changed what's made him so happy. The hope that it's going to end with something positive. There is money at the end of the tunnel.
That is exactly the analogy of a
Muslim with you have been, no matter what calamity comes your way in your health, in your children, in your reputation, whatever it may be, you stay in spirited and motivated right and the calamity diminishes in your eyes. How come? Because you have certainty that at the end of the tunnel, there is light, there is unknown the light there is Allah, there is Jana, it's going to end with the happiness and forgiveness of sins, it won't continue forever. And that's why we are taught to say in our dua,
not to have, we will be here I Nina, Messiah even doing an O Allah, give us your clean. That will lessen in our eyes, that calamities of life. Give us your pain, that will lessen in our eyes, the calamities of life. That's what certainty that's
the last of the ones I wanted to share with you before I help us find a way to attain your clean is the eviction of despair.
There is no room for despair. Yes, in the heart of the one who was setting and I just want you to imagine now the emblem or the silhouette of your Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they're standing at the gates of Mecca,
trying to find their way back into his city that he was exiled from.
He left Mecca secretly making his way to LA if when Mecca had rejected him in the cruelest of way, only to go to UCLA if to invite them to Islam and they would also reject him in the cruelest of ways.
And now he's coming back to Mecca because he has nowhere else to go.
And they did not have either he says to him, or messenger of Allah, how are you intending on entering back into Mecca? Whilst they had exiled him from it? What did he say?
These are the words of your team. He said he has a PhD in Allah hijacking the matara Faraja. Anwar Maharaja, we're in LA we're in Allah Hannah, Ceylon Dena who were moving here on Nebia.
I was eight. Allah is going to provide relief from what you are seeing. And Allah is going to support his prophet and he will cause his religion to prevail.
When did he say this?
As he stands outside of the gates of Makkah with his ankles bleeding because of the wounds he sustained at life. At a time when he had lost his wife Khadija has internal lines of defense, and he lost Abu Talib, His external lines of defense, and his city or his tribe of Hashem had experienced a grueling embargo for three years that killed some of them.
And he went to UCLA if to invite them to Islam, and they greeted him in the worst way that a human could greet another, let alone a prophet from God. And now he is standing at the gates of Mecca not knowing how to go back inside, but where is he supposed to go? And in that context, he said, Oh, Zaid, Allah is going to provide relief.
So the next time you see heartbreaking scene coming to us from China, the Uighur Muslims are a sham who are suffering now in the cold or Yemen who are suffering suffering with hunger?
Were the future travesties that may be heading our way? You remember those words. And you remember that the one who was sat in in Allah, there is no room for despair in his or her heart. I will leave you brothers and sisters in the last maybe 10 minutes that we have together by suggesting a plan of action.
For those of you who like the idea of Yaqeen what is it in it for us? We've understood this, how can we attain it? I'm going to share with you perhaps five very quick points The first of them take note of this brothers and sisters. This really is when we prove to ourselves that we are here in the masjid with the intention of human action, not just pure entertainment or something to do on a seven o'clock Wednesday evening.
What do you do for those who want to attain your team? Starting with myself I share with you the first create a plan for knowledge.
Escaped brothers and sisters from the dungeons of ignorance and make your way to the light and expanse of knowledge and there is no excuse Allah has removed any excuse from us in the 21st century. In the era of the Internet,
create a plan of study.
If you're not sure, ask somebody you trust to put you on a particular path. Even if it is three years or five years, start something even if it is not perfect or ideal. Start something and finish it. Don't dip in and out. Don't change your mind a month. No, no, no, no, even if it is not ideal. Initiate and watch how you will begin to see that seedling of your cane becoming a tree where its roots are deep inside of you of your soils of your heart. Yaqeen comes from knowledge and remember what we said
That yuckiness the highest part of knowledge. So it makes sense that we start with, with what? With knowledge here I want to suggest by the way, this is a small footnote
and mission for some of you, especially those Arabic speaking brothers, amongst you to research the sunnah to Mohammed program,
the creator of the debater program, it's a three year program, finish it, understand it, and then give yourself maybe another two or three years after that to reproduce it in the English language for our English speaking audience here in the West. This will be a great has an app that you can present Allah with on the day of judgment and it is one of the most formidable ways of strengthening a person's Yaqeen. That program is phenomenal. I haven't seen anything like it.
So in order to know how well created as a project for those of you speak, Arabic, if plan for knowledge is the first pathway to yaki. Number two, don't give an attentive ear to Chahat doubts. You know, the forums I'm talking about, you know, the internet websites I'm referring to, you know, the people I'm speaking about, you know, the books I am referring to stay away from them, don't listen to them by trusting yourself saying like and deal with this, run away from it. Protect your ERP in your certainty, don't read it, and do what the predecessors did, like internal power was when he saw that coming into the gathering and speaking about others in a skeptical way, theology, other
skeptical way. He put his fingers in his ears, and he said to his son, put your fingers in your ears watch don't bother to stand idly hopefully he inhale Kulu but if I don't listen to what he is saying, plug your fingers in your ears because hearts are weak. Hearts are weak.
And you know what our NABI sallallahu alayhi wa sallam advised us to do when the JAL the Antichrist emerges. Men semi habit, the jelly fell young and who whoever have you here is that the Antichrist has emerged, run away from him, distanced yourself from him, because man will come to him thinking that he is a believer and will end up following Him as God because of the Shewhart the doubts that he will come with. So don't give doubts and attentive ear. And don't think too highly of your Eman. Run away from them the same way you run away from toxic food. Number three, contemplation.
think and think and think until it really hurts.
And thinking is not by using this, turn it off. Switch off the TV. Look outside when everyone is asleep and just think
and trust that Allah will take you through your thoughts to a place of your team.
Did you know that the heavens the earth, the sun, the moon, the rivers, the stars, the trees, the mountains.
They have all been put in place in order for you to look at them to think about them and then arrive at your team.
Allah said will feel utterly to live more conine in the land there are signs for people of your team. And Allah said about Ibrahim what Cavalli Canary Ibrahima Mallacoota summer what you will, when he akuna minal mochi name we showed Ibrahim the wonders of the heavens and the earth, so that he may be of those people have Yaqeen certainty. Have you used this open door messages that is cold our universe you will find yakking there think about it. Listen to what Allah Jalla Jalla said in Surah to run the chapter which are shaped reading the first rock out of Asia.
Allah who led the role of Osama Tiberian Medina.
Allah is the one who raised the heavens without pillars that you see.
Allah who led the Rafah Osama Swati behavior Haryana dintre owner Hassan mosteller an option and he rose above the throne was a harsh himself on camera and he subjected the sun and the moon Kulu he really agilely Musa each orbiting according to an appointed term, you that beautiful camera he conducts the affair you will first see all Aya T details the signs why the unlock umbilical your become too one so that you may attain certainty in the meeting of your Lord.
All of this therefore is for your contemplation. Don't miss it by gaping into your phone. Look, calling Varuna Daffy sama what you want. Allah said, look at what is in the heavens and you
think about it deep and honest contemplation will take a person to the doorstep of Tawheed, the Oneness of Allah.
look at someone like Dean Hamer who authored a book called The God gene, saying that it is so natural. We are so dispositioned to believe in God that it is actually hard
wired within our very gene to believe in God Almighty subhanho wa taala.
Someone like Ben Collins, a physicist and scientist or a physicist and philosopher.
He said that if the initial explosion of the Big Bang
differed in strength, even in the smallest part of 10, to the power of 60,
the universe would have either collapsed onto itself, or either it would have expanded too rapidly and which would be too fast to form stars and he said in both ways, it would be impossible to sustain human life.
And they say that the chance of this happening is like someone shooting a bullet or a one inch target from the distance of 20 billion light years away, and hitting the mark.
So contemplation, just mere thought, even without What a revelation takes you to a good place.
And it takes you to the Prophet heard of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also, companionship, sit with the people of your team. Sit with the people of Eman and see how your Eman and your Yochanan certainty and Allah will grow a nice tell you about myself some of the difficult times I experienced by Allah all it was was a quick phone call to people who I hope are near their Lord Subhana wa Taala and much of those things were dispelled from my heart sit with them find them this is a good gathering for us to be together in what couldn't be either said there'd be no Whole Foods or sir admin of Vanunu Medaka been allowed to do it now who farmer who are in Nara who wanna
smell Wakayama, who for years have Buddha Lika Kulu, who were young Caliban, Shira Hanworth, and via Tina COVID-19, he said
that sometimes we would feel so afraid.
And we would begin to doubt and we would feel as if the world had become so tight upon us. But then we would go to our teacher say, Whoa, this Namib, no Tamia and merely looking at his face and hearing his words, and we find that those doubts are dispelled from our hearts, and it changes into strength, and your team, and peace and tranquility with Elijah. And lastly, dear brothers and sisters, and I will leave you with this dua included when you're asking Allah subhanaw taala for the things you need, ask him to give you Yaqeen in a profound Hadith and this will be the last for this evening. He said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah, Al Maha, the inner hula, you don't cut too
badly, a teeny affable Amina in lava. He said, ask Allah to give you well being.
If you ask Allah to give you well being in your DUA, because the greatest thing that a person can be given after Yaqeen is will be he said after Yakunin law, you know,
brothers and sisters,
my last remark I wanted to share with you really is
keep yourself busy. Keep yourself active as a Muslim.
And just by doing that, you will find that your Yaqeen you can keep it at bay and you can grow it your certainty in Allah. Merely keeping yourself void of activity bored waiting for the next Netflix binge marathon, you will find yourself necessarily starting to doubt not because the doubts are strong, but because your heart is empty. So shaytan he says, Don't worry, I have a few ideas for you. And there was a sister which one of our contemporaries, he said, kept coming to him with doubts. And I would answer one question and she would come with three more and I would answer that those three questions you would come with 10 More it was just an endless cycle of doubts. Then I
found a problem that she was suffering with.
She had too much free time on her hands.
So I said to her sister, I'm not going to answer these questions today. I have a task for you. I'm gonna give you three cassettes. They were cassettes at the time and I want you just to transcribe them, please write them out. Let's transcribe them. And she did that. And he said, instantly, all of the doubts disappeared from her hearts. She never came back with another question. So the problem was not the doubt the problem was what O'odham
busy yourself with a program of activity. If you don't know where to start, ask a brother who is active or a sister, my dear sister was active and say, can I be part of this? And watch just by virtue of you exercising your limbs working in the causes of hair, Allah will allow your image and your yakking to grow just by virtue of being an active Muslim.
We will stop here being the light Allah.
I think that's the one hour mark. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to raise us to this level of your pain. Karima was studied with your brothers, bring yourself as close as you can to perfection and realize that none of us will attain it. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless us and our families and our students and our child.
With the opinion Imam salam ala Nabina Muhammad Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen