The beautiful names and attributes #02
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and hamdulillah Hello Bill Alameen wa sallahu wa salam O Allah Karlen morosi. Atenolol Alameen Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Audrina in a My bad, Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam as salam aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa wabarakatu.
This series about the Beautiful Names of Allah, the Almighty and His attributes. Today's the second episode, we spoke yesterday about some of the benefits of learning Allah's Beautiful Names.
And among them is that learning them leads one of us to Jana, either learning learning them is either counting them so we know them a number, understanding the meaning and implementing them in our lives. And, unfortunately, a lot of the Muslims may hear this
as if they are hearing it for the first time in their lives.
Muslims are so far away from the straight path, though they call Allah azza wa jal, every single day, multiple times. In the industrial autonomous the team guide us to the straight path, yet their lives are far away from the status straight path.
If you search in their hearts, you would find ignorance, arrogance, transgression, envy, hatred, enmity, because whenever the heart is empty, of good things, inevitably bad things would fall into place.
And this is why whenever we try to study
the beautiful names and attributes of Allah azza wa jal, we find that we are only scratching the surface. This is only the tip of an iceberg, no matter how much time you spent,
it saddens you, when you see
the Muslims are so far away from this science.
Though it is the most important science on Earth.
The knowledge of Allah azza wa jal,
the Muslims are far away from it. They're indulged in everything that is worldly
and far away from what is divine.
And why is that? Because Satan
has pledged to make them forget
who they are to make him they make them forget the purpose of their
being on Earth. Allah says wama halacha tool, Gina will insert Ilya Abu dune. I have not created the jinn and the humans except to worship me.
People ask, why did He create us in the first place? Subhanallah I get questions on my website. Why does Allah not answer my prayers? Why is he angry with me? What did I do to him?
And I'm shocked with this attitude that some people have towards Allah.
If you listen to atheists, or disbelievers when they talk about Allah,
you don't feel so shocked because there isn't anything below rock bottom. And these people have hit rock rock bottom. But when you hear it from the Muslims,
you are shocked.
Because you would not expect
such attitude from a Muslim. Our relationship with Allah azza wa jal is not a peer to peer.
You don't dare to speak like this with your boss at work.
You don't dare to speak like this with the governor of your state. You don't dare to speak like this with the ruler of your country. How do you dare talk to Allah like this?
This is all because our hearts are empty. So the knowledge of the science is essential.
And the more you count Allah's beautiful names, and know their meanings, and try to absorb
what they entail in your life, the more you become a happier person,
the more you become someone who's content with whatever happens in this universe, you feel satisfied with the so little that Allah has given you, while those who are filthy rich, fail to find this sweetness of life that you are getting. This is why it is extremely important to study this
beautiful science. Now we have few points that I would like to highlight that shows us the importance and the benefits of studying such a science. Among them is that whenever you love Allah's Beautiful Names
by default, Allah who will love you.
Now, the issue is not to love, because we all claim to love this person or that we all claim to love the religion, to love the Prophet that is to love Allah. This is a claim, which has no great importance. But the most important thing is whether Allah loves you or not.
what makes a difference. Everyone on earth, even the Jews and the Christians claim that we love Allah. But does Allah love them back?
Of course not. Because they have deviated from the straight path. They've changed their divine books. They've changed the religion. They have taken other to worship besides Allah azza wa jal.
Now when we claim that we love Allah,
we have to be certain that Allah loves us back.
And one of the greatest ways of
ensuring that Allah loves us back is when we love his beautiful names and attributes and we learn them and we
call him with it
and know what they mean.
In the sahih,
the companions of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam had an Imam
and this imam in every single raka
he recites loudly when leading them in congregation, he would conclude it in some narration he would insert after the Fatiha Surah to a class called who Allahu Allah has Summit. Let me elit while I'm you will let the world a miracle who won or had four beautiful versus composing 1/3 of the Quran.
The Prophet said that is awesome, whoever recites Surah last call who Allahu Ahad, this is equivalent to 1/3 of the Quran.
So his companions approached him and said, Listen, you always recite the surah, in addition to another Surah. Either you don't see it sufficient. So don't read it. Or you see it sufficient enough, then read it alone, don't read something else with it. So the companion said, this is how I'm going to pray. If you like it, you're more than welcome. If you don't like it, take someone else to lead you in prayer. So they went to the prophet that so some to complain.
The Prophet alayhi salatu salam asked them, he said, Go to that to go to him, and ask him, Why do you insist on reciting it? Why are you doing this? So the man said, I love to recite it because it is the description of a man.
It is the description of Allah.
In an another narration.
the Prophet alayhi salatu salam told them, tell him that Allah loves him.
And in another narration, the Prophet said, that is a Salam. Tell him that your love for it being the description of Allah
admitted you to Jenna.
What does that tell you?
It tells you that you have to list down your priorities in life.
What are the most things you love?
Your spouse, your children, your parents, your bank account, your house, your car, your job
in Europe and non Muslim countries, your dog
what is it
and then you will find that there is a big void.
There is a big gap between the things that we love and the things that we are supposed to love more.
If you ask people living in the West or in the eastern anywhere, who are far away from Allah, you will find them distracted.
They worship their desires, they worship their whims, their worship, their financing, they worship their wives and spouses, their worship their jobs, their careers, their fame, and glory.
Rarely you will find people worshipping Allah Xhosa
while a Muslim always has this idea resonating.
Well in our Salah tea we're no Sookie usuki Omaha Yo Ma Ma TT la Hara Bill Allah Mina la sharika say that my prayers, my sacrifice, my life and my death are all for Allah, the One and Only worthy of being worshipped, who has no partners. Everything in our lives revolves around loving Allah azza wa jal.
And in order to love Allah, you need to know who you are loving.
It's very basic. Sure, I pray five times a day and offer to hedge and I offer voluntary prayers. I don't feel the sweetness of such prayers, but I still do them. I say you're doing well. Keep up the good work but you're missing a very important factor, which is knowing Allah.
If you were to know Allah more, to study the beautiful names and attributes of Allah to comprehend their meaning, your prayer would have a different taste altogether.
Among the benefits of
learning, this beautiful science, the science of
Allah is beautiful names is that learning them
would make a person fearful of Allah azza wa jal.
And the fear of Allah
is not something negative.
Nowadays, these life coaches and these operators, who have nothing to do with Islam, they speak with positivity and with power and say, there is nothing you need to be afraid of. Don't fear anything? And this is
a lot of baloney.
Muslims don't believe in this. Human beings don't believe in this. What do you mean? Don't you must not fear anything? If you see a lion, with his thief
or you think he's smiling?
If you see a shark while swimming in the ocean, would you be kind to animals and go and kiss it? You'd be afraid you have to be afraid. This is only human nature. Now, it is not only human nature to fear Allah. But also it's an Islamic obligation.
As we always say, you have to fear Allah on one hand, and you have to have great hope
in Allah and on the other hand, but when you know, Allah's Beautiful Names,
this is the essence of true knowledge. Allah says in the Quran, in Nehemiah Shala, Amin arriba de alguna. Verily, those who have knowledge among all of Allah servants, truly fear Him.
Those who have knowledge what kind of knowledge mechanical engineering, medicine, no Islamic knowledge knowledge of the Quran of the Sunnah knowledge of toe heat, knowledge of Allah's beautiful names and attributes.
Those whom Allah described as people of knowledge, and they alone among all of Allah servants, feed him truly.
Nowadays, we got hay wired, we got things mixed up. So people think that anyone who has a big beard, anyone who comes on TV, anyone who has a YouTube channel, anyone who has a PhD, or an Islamic degree, is a scholar. And this is not true.
Real scholars are identified by their fear of Allah, not but by how articulate they are,
or how presentable they are. They have to fear Allah azza wa jal, and they have to walk the talk. And this is why the Prophet used to say about himself, I am the most knowledgeable among you, of Allah. He knows Allah best, and I am the most fearful of him.
Look how he combined these two knowledge and the fear of Allah azza wa jal
and without any doubt, that the more you fear Allah, the more you will be able to consider yourself knowledgeable, even if you're illiterate. Even if you work in a low pay,
job, a janitor, a driver, whatever, doesn't matter. As long as you have the knowledge of Allah in your heart, you know, Allah azza wa jal, and you worship him as he's supposed to be worshipped, then you are among those who are considered to be of knowledge. And finally, before we take your questions
when you know Allah's beautiful names and attributes, this is
the right thing to do, to implement it in your life,
in the sense that Allah azza wa jal is merciful, and He loves those who have mercy over his servants. So when you're merciful to animals, when you're merciful to human beings, when you merciful to those you know, Allah azza wa jal loves you.
Allah subhanho wa Taala is shockula
and he loves those who expressed their gratitude
And they're thankful to him and to others. Allah is generous and he loves those who give in charity. Allah is suborder. And he tolerates and forbears, those who send it doesn't strike them on the spot. He is forgiven and loves those who forgive. He is all repenting and loves those who repent to Him. He's beautiful and loves beauty. He's knowledgeable in loves science and knowledge and those who study his bashful and likes to conceal the sins of His servants and he loves those who are bashful, shy, and love to conceal their own sins and the sins of others. He's kind and loves those whom are kind so those whom Allah loves, they will inevitably and eventually implement his beautiful names
and attributes in their lives. I think we have a short break. So stay tuned, and inshallah we'll be right back.
Morning Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. Today I'm going to talk about the book interactions of the greatest leader, Abu Saeed Al Hadi. Radi Allahu Han narrated that the prophet of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, for every hardship, disease, worry, distress, harm and grief that a Muslim faces and even for every thorn that pricks him, Allah will expiate some of their sins through it, Abdullah ibn Mr. Rude or the Allahu Anhu said, I entered, were the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was, and I found him suffering pains of a fever. And I said, O Messenger of Allah, you are suffering severe pains of your fever, and he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
Yes, I'm suffering as much as two men among you would suffer. I said to him, for that reason, will you have to rewards he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Yes, it will be as you said, there is not a Muslim that is afflicted with the harm of a thorn, or any above that, except that because of it, Allah will expiate their sins and his sins will fall like leaves fall off a tree.
I said I want to come Rahmatullah and welcome back. We have brother his heart from India.
A salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi
Wabarakatuh so my question is regarding istikhara So my understanding is that when I've made up my mind that I'm going to do something, and if I feel positive about it, I praise Takata asking a lot to make it happen. So it's good for me or take it away if it's not the right choice, but unfortunately some people have been confusing me and they say that if you've already made up your mind and then if you press the car this is just a ritual that you're doing for the sake of doing it so she should I pray istikhara when I am confused with choices and undecided or after I've made up my mind to go with something just out of nowhere and
we have Maryanne from the US
Okay, so Hi Jane from Malaysia
she had from Bangladesh
Hello. Yes, you have
Sick while washing their face, should they wash the face and beard separately or should it be simultaneous
okay I will answer inshallah
that demand from Lebanon Sam I come chef I can sit down chef My question is Is it permissible to have the intention other than fasting Ramadan but also to like lose weight is that okay
Hamid from the US
will eventually check sounds a lot
my question is
and in the bay area as a
project where and after Margie says we decide three to three times each then
that a lot
can we recite those like 110 Each in the other thread like
like 110 each pool and last versus doTERRA
who said that you recite the last two verses of Bukhara after fajr and mothering
I mean, we can look at those guys like morning and mother. Okay, I will answer inshallah.
Iceman from Pakistan
salaam aleikum Sher Shah. Hola.
SHAN I want to ask that reciting a few verses that is done in Pakistan, especially during the doctor for Gaza. Ravi, is it permissible or is it in innovation?
Okay, I will not sure Sharla.
For John from India, Salam or Aleikum, Salah Sheikh My question was that when the time was super and for the thoughts when I see them using Omar Kurata debates, what if the timings of the local Masjid are like one or two or five or 10 minutes earlier or later than the normal Quran timing What should I follow? Okay, I will answer inshallah.
The Allah from Canada
was Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh South Florida to Ramadan Kareem and to you as well.
My question is how do we stay motivated everyday during Ramadan to worship Allah and to do good deeds better than the day before and how do we keep the endurance and the strength to do this all month, okay.
And Timor from the UK
Ahmed from the UK
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah Hirotaka Soundflower Gatto
Schiff I asked you on think website regarding tomo and if because I was told last time one that has to cover like every single inch every single place and I've posted this on
the website but I didn't quite understand what he meant by that hasn't doesn't need to reach every place. Like I was told that I have to touch my chin my like, like like like we do on ATA your the line your hairline? Oak, like don't have to do this or can I just like wait without worrying about what I have to touch? I will answer inshallah.
I will have some Bangladesh. Salam aleikum che sounds Allah. She's my question is when praying with it with the Imam after a week? Is it permissible to stand up right after right when the mom completes the stream without me giving my salaams just so that it doesn't stay on and it stays even? So that I can play with it later on? I will answer inshallah.
Rafi I'm from Bangladesh.
Yash. Sheikh My question is, what is the explanation of the Hadith and Sunnah Vidal 3909
Where is the Hadith about more we're
Even a slimy Radi Allahu Anhu where he said messenger of Allah. Among us there are men who practice divination by drawing lines. He said there was a prophet who do lines. So if anyone does it as he wants, that is right. What is the explanation of this? Really?
IVF from India.
Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa salam ala barakato.
Sheikh the Hadith which says those who recite 100 words in night will be recorded as obedient to Allah and if one resets 1000 words will be recorded a huge reward for him shares Now my question is now for example, if me and my sister praying night prayer in congregation intending to recite 100 was now as a congregation, we only will only the sector will get the word are we both will repeat what inshallah
I will ask you to show them.
is how from India says,
We know that is not to make choices, like the vast majority of Muslims think. So, he always understood that is the hardest is when you have a number of choices, you have to make up your mind on one of them. And then you pray to Allah azza wa jal seeking his support, if there is good in it for you, to facilitate it and make it happen. And if there is no good in it for you, that he distract you away from it, chooses something else for you, and make you content with his choice.
So now, he said that, lately, I've heard people saying that no, this is not true, is the heart is just a ritual. And I don't know, why do people keep on listening to people of ignorance, people who are not knowledgeable people who are not scholars or students of knowledge, and allow them to confuse them.
Today, a brother after us, the whole prayer came to me, saying to me that I've heard someone telling me, doubts about Islam, that now I am a little bit doubtful. So I'm asking you share. So I said, So Hannah, Allah is your faith and religion, this fragile, that any Tom Dick or Harry could come and cast doubts on you? Be firm, on your religion be steadfast? If you brothers have had the conviction that
what you knew in the beginning was correct. Why do you allow ignorant people to come and confuse you simply reject whatever they brought you, because it's not founded. It has no basis, and they're not among the people of knowledge that we can take knowledge from. So what they have told you is totally bogus. What you had believed in, in the beginning is the right thing. It's, it's the harder is not to make a choice. Whether Should I marry Fatima or Khadija or Aisha? I don't know, I praise the heart. No, you have to make up your mind that Khadija is the best of them all.
That's it, you've done your due diligence. All boxes are checked. Now you praise the heart and go ahead with the proposal. So I hope this answers your question
she had from Bangladesh, she says, when I'm performing woudl Is it a simultaneous action where I wash my face and my beard? Or is it washing the face, then washing the beard later on? separately? No, it's a simultaneous act. You get watered, you put it on your face and your beat. And then at the end, get a scoop of water and just get your fingers
underneath your beard and put them inside. That would not cover the whole beard of course, but the water itself that you wash your face and raised on your knee and your beard with this scope when you're doing this. This does wash it in sha Allah.
Now the man from Lebanon, she says if we intend to fast, but at the same time, we have the intention of losing weight. Is this permissible? There's nothing wrong in that. If I were
to ask you and say, What
are you doing? You would never say I'm losing weight, you would say I'm fasting. So losing weight is a byproduct of fasting, but your main intention is to fast. Yes, I love to fast, because it gets me closer to Allah. It furthers my face 70 years away from hellfire, and it helps me lose weight. There is nothing wrong in that in sha Allah, Muhammad from the US.
He says that he had this confusion, thinking that reciting the last two verses of Surah Al Baqarah can be done after fajr and after Maverick, as if it is part of the evening and morning. At current this is totally wrong. The last two verses of Al Baqarah are to be read before you go to bed. So it's part of the bedtime of car.
But you don't read it after fajr or after maghrib as this is an innovation. Now reading the three calls. In the evening in the morning it sparked of the morning and evening death car. You must not read them three times after the harasser and Aisha because that would be an innovation. You should only recite them once each, as the Prophet used to do on his salatu salam Rossmann from Pakistan. He says, we have a trend here in Pakistan, where the people after every four records of taraweeh they recite a number of verses of the Quran
is if this is a form of pausing, this is an innovation. I remember offering the Tarawih prayer like 30 Maybe plus years ago and CDM. And after every Toorak as of telawi, which was extremely fast. The more than or the Imam would say Solu Allah or the booker Solu Allah Omar Hamish his Yanni make dua upon the Prophet Sam, then Abu Bakr, Omar Osman Ali, after every two
Rock has I don't know what that is. And definitely this is an innovation. So deciding the verses of the Quran between every fork after we he's also an innovation phase and from India. He says,
We know that you always promote Omokoroa calculation for determining the prayer times globally. And you say that it is the most accurate calculations with the exception of Asia prayer, because this was a mistake, a huge mistake. And it has to be changed but who's listening
to fix raesha to be one hour and a half throughout the whole year after sunset is definitely wrong. And there is no excuse for it none whatsoever, especially when lots of the women would delay their mother rib thinking that it's still time because he did not
was not called for yet. There's an hour and a half not knowing that the redness in the twilight
disappears after maybe 6570 minutes, not 90 minutes, which means that they will be praying maarib After the time was over. So,
Faison says, What happens when in Fajr or in Maghrib? Sunset, the ad then who gives the event because we live in Bangladesh or in India, so we can hear the event from the Masjid? What happens if it's earlier or later than normal Quran by few minutes.
Allah azza wa jal has ordered you as an individual, not to break your fast until the sunsets and not to
refrain from eating and drink drinking until the true dawn breaks. If you're unable to see this, personally, in this case, in Islam, you're instructed depend to depend on them then, not on your Muslim app or finder Islam finder, whatever they call them, or on the calendar, you depend on them.
And he takes the blame for being late or being early
So this is what you're supposed to follow. Abdullah from Canada, he says, how would we continue to be better than the day before of Ramadan, and to continue
our perseverance throughout the whole month. This is too generic Abdullah. Yeah, I need, I could spend an hour talking
about so many things. And maybe some of them would hit the nail on the head and some of them is just any
hot air rather than anything beneficial.
If you want to be better than the day before, you have to have a system of monitoring your heart and your actions. You have to start to count your sins before you go to bed every night. And to hold yourself accountable before the day of judgment where Allah would hold you accountable. You have to check whether you are getting closer to Allah, or getting further away from him. This is done by learning Allah's beautiful names and attributes. This is done by blocking all the means that facilitate sin, such as your
PDA, your mobiles, your TV, the radio, everything that distracts you and fills your life with sense, you have to block it all. You have to surround yourself with righteous practicing Muslims who encourage you where you feel a little bit lazy after breaking your fast after photo, they call you and say let's go to taraweeh together. Let's go and attend a lecture between after tearaway in mosquito and soap chef so and so is delivering a speech. They send you texts with lectures and with beneficial links.
It's a full package, but it requires a lot of searching,
implementing and scrutinizing your life. This is something that I'm saying maybe you won't you won't benefit from it. Maybe someone in Mozambique would benefit from it is it all the sharks had something beneficial because Allah azza wa jal wanted to guide him, not because what I said was beneficial. So you have to sit down, do your due diligence, write down the things that get you closer to Allah, write down the things that you feel that they are,
heard those in your way to Paradise, so that you would eliminate them and remove them. And remember, when you ask a question, and you don't act upon it, it becomes proof on your on the day of judgment. And you would have wished you did not ask, because now you know, and Allah would hold you accountable to what you have been answered. I have met from the UK. He said he asked me a question on the on my website. And his question was, somebody said, if you make TM, and you dust your hands, you have to wash or wipe every single detail of your face. And this is bogus. Where did they get this from? Aki there is a difference. I can see you actually with Missy. Okay. Now, there's a
difference between wiping and washing. For example, in what do I have to wipe over my head? Do you think that every strand of my hair would become wet? Of course not.
90%? Of course not. Not washing. Likewise, when I'm dusting my hands and want to perform to him, I just wipe. I don't have to go in the small details here and here and here. No, just wipe. That's it once it's not dusting and you just keep on wiping in burger, let me get some more. What are you doing? This is not Halloween. It's just once you do this, you do this in some of the Hadith. It's this
so that not a lot of dust would be there. And you either do your hands first and on face or do your face first and your hands and both are two different authentic opinion for the scholars to fall for you to follow. So I hope this answers your question about how can we if we're praying we're behind the Imam
and in taraweeh and when the imam prays the last Raka and he offers salaam I want to pray to her
Judo at home, so can I stand up and pray another rock so that the total of prayers is 12 for me while the Imam prayed 11 So that then I can go back home and pray as many as I want and then offer raka Witcher the answer this is permissible, but is it recommendable answer's no.
shaytaan would penetrate your heart after a couple of days. When you stand up where everybody has concluded their winter prayer, and they're looking at you and while you're praying, you say yes, yeah, they all know that I'm going to pray to hatred. Yeah, I feel good. Allahu Akbar. And you take real ease and comfort in your prayer. Aki, this is a door for shaitan pray with her with them. Offer salaam with them. Nobody knows what you're going to do when you go home. Pray as many rock as of tahajjud as you wish to buy to, without performing Witter, because the sufficient The first one was sufficient for you. I have here in India says if I were to pray with my sister 100 raka would we
both get the same reward men comma B actually I attend. Let me look at the middle roughly he would not whoever prays 10 verses he will not be neglectful. Whoever
prays with 100 Is he would be considered among the carnitine. And whoever prays with 1000 ayah he would be from the Unclean, unclean those who have great rewards. So yes in sha Allah the Imam and you or you and the one praying with you will get the same reward beaten Nila Azzawajal raffia from Bangladesh. She mentioned a long hadith of Myra Mahakam about Prophet Idris and how he used to draw lines and from these lines, he would predict what might happen. This is a long long topic that I don't think we have time to explain it and our time is up. So until we meet next time tomorrow, inshallah I'll leave you here Manila was Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
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