Qur’an in the Night – Episode 04 – True Servants of Allah
Channel: Ali Hammuda
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It is the dream of any believer to be just how Allah wants them to be. By Allah’s grace, He hasn’t kept this a secret. For those who wish to be amongst the dearest to Him, a beautiful 12-piece set of instructions have been shared with us in the Qur’an.
salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Dear brothers and sisters at hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Milena via the hawala as he was a big man. Welcome to episode number four as we discuss certain topics, as were addressed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. In his book, in our previous episode, we look at the topic of popularity how Allah Almighty speaks about fame, the accepted realities of society and how we are to judge certain methods, even if they are so popular and adopted by the common culture, how we are to assess whether they are good for us or not.
Today we're going to be looking at another topic, how the Quran speaks about the true servants of Allah Almighty, for those who want the very top prize of Paradise and the pleasure of Allah, not wanting to be mediocre Muslims. Here is a set of descriptions given to us by Allah Almighty.
An employee who had been searching for the ideal job for years on end and finally gets his or her hands on it, they will behave with so much eagerness, and they will tread carefully, ensuring that they do everything that the employer requires of them so that they don't lose out on it ever again. Similarly, a person who has been waiting for marriage for a very long time, and finally that person arrives, they will be taking care of that relationship, fearing that it may disappear from them, they appreciate it, they want what is best. This is how we treat your brothers and sisters, human beings, how then about Allah subhanho wa Taala, who is the king, the Most Merciful, the Supreme, he
is the one of the highest of our attempts and our aspirations to please and to earn the highest grades in gender. Let us take a look at these characteristics. Open up with me your copy of the code and go to chapter 25 of the Quran surah Furqan and go to verse 63. We will be looking at the verses from that point till 76 where Allah Almighty gives us a description of who the true servants of Allah Almighty raha Nana. But this episode, this is a disclaimer is only for those Muslims who have high aspirations huge ambitions, and they don't want to be average Muslims here in this world.
Characteristic number one and look at the verse 63. What do we know about the true servants of Iran as described by Allah? We know how they walk Allahu Akbar. Allah Almighty said, Ye bagdogra many lady named Shona Allah RB Helena and the true servants of the Most Merciful are those who when they walk on the earth, they walk with ease, what does it mean that they walk with ease? Many of the scholars of Tafseer they have said it means they walk with humility, they walk with tada humbleness with Sakina, with tranquility with Waqar with dignity, Allahu Akbar. In other words, they're not arrogant. They're not rash, and indeed, so much research nowadays is suggesting that so much can be
said about a person's personality simply by the way he or she walks Allahu Akbar, whether this person is pretentious or whether this person is arrogant, whether this person is humbled whether this person is scared he or she is afraid of harm. The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has told us about a man who used to work with arrogance and how Allah Almighty treated him. He said Minamata Joon Young chiefy hola teen, whilst a particular man of the past was walking wearing an expensive garment
to ijebu natsuko he's impressed by himself. Maura Giroux, having combed his hair to the best of his ability. yakhdan goofy machete walking with arrogance, it cost of Allah who became out when Allah caused the earth to open up suddenly and swallow him for Hawaii at the Georgia loopy Eli Yeoman calm and the sea is falling within it. Like what? till the Day of Judgment, walking with arrogance, the prophets I send him said about him. So this is the very first characteristics of the true servants of Allah Almighty. You can tell who they are from the way they work. People have humility, and people have composure and people who believe that they are servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala
What else do we know about the true servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Look at the second half of the verse that we just read. Allah Almighty said we're either Cordoba homogeny Luna Carlos Anima. They are those people who when they are addressed by the ignorant, they respond by singing Salama, they respond by saying peace or another interpretation. They respond by singing words of peace.
In other words, they are not people who meet insults with insults, and ignorance and ignorance. They don't fall to the lows of people but rather they raise themselves and try to raise others to the heights of Islam and the mannerisms of
when they are addressed by the ignorance of Allah Almighty said they respond with words of peace
and that is a very tough station to reach admittedly dear brothers and sisters, but it is what what Allah Almighty wants from us if we are people who want the highest grades engender
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and leave some space between us for reconciliation. Because the way I behave with those who dis obey Allah with respect to me, is that I try to obey Allah with respect to them, along with
the students of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam La ilaha illAllah A man came to me Who shall be the famous second generation typing I Muslim, and he insulted him. So a shabby. And you expect this from a scholar of Hadith who had been inhaling from the pure errors of the sooner How did he respond? He said, in come to Canada occulta forgot for Allah holy war in Lem akun chemical saga for Allah who like he said, my brother, if I am as what you just said,
then May Allah Almighty Forgive me. But if I am not as what you just said, then May Allah Almighty forgive you. Simple as that.
Allahu Akbar. So this is another quality of the true servants of Rama, they have so much on their mind. They simply haven't got time for this type of bickering, and to meet insult with insult and ignorance with ignorance, they see life as a marketplace.
And the closing time is nearing, and the money that they have to buy what they need, is so little. So they enter that marketplace. They try to buy what they can, and then they leave and they are not taken by distractions. And at the end of that marketplace, when it closes, people walk out, having prospered and other will walk out having made a loss, and that is the life of this world. And these are the true servants of Iraq man. What either kotoba who will Jackie Luna call Luciana when the ignorant people address them, they respond with words of peace.
What else do we know about the true servants of Allah Almighty Abraham? And I'm sure you are following with me using your copy of the Quran. Allah Almighty is now about to describe to us their evenings. Yeah. So everything you have just heard a few moments ago that was in description of their daylight hours, how they walk and how they respond to people who insult them. We even have descriptions of how they behave at night. May Allah Almighty makers from the true servants of him.
Allah Almighty says the verses continue, will Lavina be a tune Anurag be him Suja desu Aki.
They are those who spend their nights bowing and prostrating to Allah, prostrating and bowing to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allahu Akbar. So even when the covers of night Come in, and people retreat to their beds, they have a different behavior, other things are on their mind. This is my opportunity to be alone with my Lord subhanho wa Taala Allahu Akbar.
These were the very first words that people heard the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say when he came into the city of Medina if you wish you can say this was his constitution. What did he say? He said, Yeah, are you a nurse? Oh people calling out on everyone. Oh people. Official Salama spread peace. We're up
and serve food distribute food was celular ham and uphold your family ties was suddenly law he believed he won national neom and pray to Allah Almighty at night when people are asleep. That hudl agenda be salon and you will enter gender in peace? La ilaha illa Allah will you dear brother, do you sister establish a strong relationship from with Allah Almighty from this episode onwards. With respect to the night prayer.
You may say brother Isley How much do I need to be praying in order to be one of these people whom Allah describes I say to you, not much, Abdullah he does he would say masala Raka teeny, mean daddy Salatin, Asia if aka Dr. de la he said you didn't walk out EMA whoever prays to units of prayer after the actual prayer. Then he has spent his night prostrating and bowing to Allah as was described in the area. Allahu Akbar. Let us pray.
seat. What else do we know about the true servants of Allah subhanaw taala man, let us look into the verses Allah Almighty said
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in Baja Kana haoran. They are those who say in their Doha, Oh our Lord, push away from us avert from us the punishment of hell.
Indeed, it's punishment is a permanent one. Indeed, it is an evil place with respect to residence, and settlement, Allahu Akbar. So in other words, the people of
true service to Allah Almighty, they fear the prospect of the hellfire. They don't feel for one moment that they are above the prospect of being thrown into oblivion on the Day of Judgment, Allahu Akbar. So despite their humble walk, and despite not responding with insults to insults, and despite being people who pray at night, they are afraid of being thrown into the Hellfire as well. Allahu Akbar, this is the nature of the true servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala they're scared and that is why Abdullah Abu Sheikh here, he said, I came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once while while you're suddenly as he was praying, what do you do fee as easy as easy middle gel, and I could
hear sounds coming out from his chest like the sounds of a boiling kettle. Meanwhile, Boca he said because of intense weeping alone, because of intense weeping. So the true servants of Allah Almighty combined between great action and perpetual repentance and fear of a bad consequence in the hellfire.
Let us pause here to your brothers and sisters. With a short break, please stay with us.
hamdu lillahi wa salatu salam ala nabina Muhammad Ali wasafi Welcome to your brothers and sisters. It's great to have you back with us.
What else does Allah Almighty say from soldato photocurrent chapter 25 as he describes to us the characteristics of his true servants, let us continue from those verses that you are reading from.
Allah Almighty is now going to describe to us their spending habits, their finances, he said subhanho wa Taala one levena either Saku Liam userinfo Lamia, Kotaku, Waka anabaena Danica Kawashima.
They are those who when they spend.
They don't spend excessively
nor do they spend stingily but rather they take a middle course between the two Allahu Akbar. So the people who are the true servants of Allah subhanaw taala fear him not just in terms of how they speak. They're conscious of him not just in how they walk. They're conscious of him not just in what time and how much they pray at night. They also think about their finances. A true Muslim realizes that Islam has a say not just in how you worship Allah Almighty and how you fast and recite what an Islam has a say also in how you buy and sell how you invest how you calculate your deca What does it mean here, however, to not spend excessively and to not spend stingily? Do we have a description?
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However, if you were to spend a handful, just a handful in that which is sinful, in addition, obedience to Allah Almighty, that would be excessive.
So how do we measure what is excessive and what is stinginess? What you are doing with your money with respect to ally when you are preparing for your hereafter, you cannot spend excessively.
However, something as small as a pound or 50 p in something that is haram. This is excessive in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala and therefore the true servant of Allah Almighty is quick to calculate his or hers account. They're quick to see what they owe Allah Almighty, they're quick to see the interest the Riba that may be part of their businesses or the money that they're making through intoxicants or drugs or its likes, and they're quickly too and they are quick to remove all of this from their money, wanting to be wanting to be the true sevens of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Brothers and sisters, what else do we know about the true servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala continue following with me please using your copy of the Quran. We know that they are the furthest of all people with respect to sin, the major and the minor and
When they do commit a sin they repent to Allah Almighty. Thus they are the true servants of Allah Almighty said in the verses in front of you, when Levine Allah I do own ama Allah, Allah.
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you blah, blah Hola, boo malkia nativa Hulu de mohana they are those who do not associate a partner with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Nor do they kill unjustly, nor do they fornication and whoever does this shall meet a penalty. The punishment will be doubled for them on the day of judgment and they will stay in the Hellfire forever Allah Almighty said La ilaha illa Allah. In short, they are people who are so far away from the major and minor sins, and when they do it, they will follow it up with repentance. The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was once asked, Are you then be Adam what sin is worst he said and Tatiana Linda hinted that wahala called for you to put a partner with Allah
Almighty despite him having created you. They said to him What next? He said and up to La Jolla Takahashi Anjana Mac for you to kill your child fearing that he's going to eat with you fearing poverty. They said to him What next? He said to them, and to zania Holly letta jarick and to zania Holly letta Derek for you to fornicate with the wife of your neighbor. Then Allah Almighty revealed the verse that you just heard, because it speaks about since in that ordering. You may say to yourself brother Ali, what if I have done any of these things? What if I was once a non Muslim? What if I had once killed What if I had fornicated at some point in my life or any other major thing I
say to you read the second part of the area. Allah Almighty said enamel
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MA Hua funaab Rahim. Allah says except those who repent and believe in Allah, and they follow up the sins with a good deed, then Allah Almighty will to replace their sins with good deeds, Allah Almighty will replace their sins. Notice not Allah will forgive them, he will replace their sins with good deeds. What does it mean? Is this a physical transformation of sins into good deeds? Many of the scholars have argued this Allahu Akbar. And they have quoted a hadith where the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that a man will be brought before Allah Almighty on the Day of Judgment. And He will say to the angels, show him his minor sins, but cover from him the major ones,
so they will show him his minor sins, and Allah will begin to hold him accountable. You did this and that and you did this and that and he will say, My Lord, I know my Lord, I know
that then Allah will say to him, the good news is that I have replaced all of those sins with good deeds. And so the man will say, Oh Allah, I have other major sins, where are they? There are other major sins because he's happy he wants them to now become uncovered so that they will be replaced into good deeds. My Lord, what are my major sins? So the prophets that I sell him laughed when he said this till his molar teeth they showed Allahu Akbar. This is another characteristic from the true servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They stay away from major and minor sins, and when they do commit them, they are the quickest to repent.
What else do we know about the true sevens of irrational versus continue one Naveen Allah shadowmoon aszu our either Mr. RUBIN, la ouimet Roki Rama they are those who do not witness to a zoo or they don't witness a zoo falsehood. And when they pass by, they pass by with dignity, Allahu Akbar, they they have lofty aspirations and little time on their hands. So whenever they come across something that is false or time wasting or gossip, whether it's on TV, whether it's on social media, or a gathering or a snap or a post, the past by with dignity, Allahu Akbar, they continue walking. They don't even give it a second glance or a second. Look, what else do we know about the true servants
of urashima? Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the verses that you are reading, that they are people who are affected by the Quran, this is another characteristic of them. They are moved into tears They tremble when they recite the Quran Allah Almighty said when Latina is a rookie Ruby to be him, Lamia ro la
They are those who when they are reminded of the verses of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They don't fall upon them deaf and blind. In other words, the Quran moves them. It affects them. They don't have it like a song. They don't just recite it as if they are reading from a magazine or a newspaper. It moves them
That is why Allah Almighty said about such people in another verse from Surah two and fan in me no Nana Xena either Sukira la hora de la Polo boom.
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will be here at our can moon. Indeed the believers are those who when they are reminded of Allah Almighty when Allah Almighty is mentioned their hearts feel a tremor and when his Verses are recited upon them, it increases them in Eman Allahu Akbar. What is your relationship with Docker and your brother, your sister?
What else do we know about the true servants of Allah Almighty the verses in front of you continue when Nadine a aku Luna Donna, Elena amin as well Gina was re Tina kurata ru new Jana, Lil mo 13 EMA they are those who say Oh Allah gift us from yourself from our wives and from our offsprings that which will be the coolness to our eyes, the comfort to our eyes, and make us leaders in belief leaders for the believers Allahu Akbar. So they want to see the children successful. They're making dua for themselves and for their project needs to be people who have righteousness, not just who succeed in terms of finances and study. But people who are most importantly, successful islamically
they make that it bothers them and it keeps them up at night. And not just that they are making it for themselves to be leaders in piety. They want a vision in life. They want a project to live for here in this in this world to present Allah in the hereafter because they know that when man passes away, all of his good deeds will come to a halt, and nothing will remain except what knowledge that you had taught a charity that people are still benefiting from, or a righteous child whom you had left behind who is making do out for you, Allahu Akbar. This is another thing we know about the true service of our men.
In conclusion, what else do we know about the true servants of Atlanta we know about their eventual home we know about the reward Allah Almighty will give you them look at how the beautiful verses continue Allah
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Allah says for them, they will be rewarded with the high mountains with the lofty mansions because of their patience, and they will be met there with greetings and words of peace. They will stay in there forever. How beautiful is this as a place of settlement and residents Allahu Akbar. They were so patient in applying these characteristics in the life of this world. And this Allah Almighty allows them access into gender. They enter through the gates of Paradise finally they are able to rest and they hear an announcement or people of gender, for you now will be life You shall never die again and for you will be health you shall never fall ill again for you is youth you shall never
become senile again. for you is enjoyment. You shall never experience hardship again, Brother Ali, what can you tell us about these high mentions? I will conclude with this hadith the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
in a Ll genetti uttara owner Allen hora Freeman phulka him the people of gender will look above and they will see the people over the high mansions above them the same way that one of you looks and he sees the stars the distant star in the horizon from the east and west because of how different the people's rankings are engender. The people of the high Manchus are looked at into the heavens the same way you and I we look at we look at stars. So the companions they said O Messenger of Allah to command as usual and be reliable who have a euro home. These must be the homes of the prophets. Nobody can reach it but then, messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam corrected them by singing. The
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Ridgewood Avenue will be la he was abducted by selling these mansions will belong to certain people who believed in Allah and testify to the truth of the messengers. We ask Allah Almighty to make our homes these high mentions and for those who want it. The recipe is found there in the verses from Surah to full time. In our next episode, dear brothers and sisters, we're going to be looking at how the Quran speaks about the topic of the night. Make sure that you join us back to love econ 100 and now hidden behind me