Channel: Bilal Dannoun
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is the blessing of the Sunnah. The blessing of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that leads us to many things that will make us successful and happy in this life and the next Imam Abu Dawood Rahim Allah hooter, Allah He is the author of the book Sunan Abu Dawood, he was an exceptional man. And he was well versed in the criticism and of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he was an expert in distinguishing the Hadith which is so here, the Hadith, which is the if and everything in between that. And so Pamela, he had a very good command over Hadith that he was actually considered by many as Imam Ali Mohammed, the theme of his time, he's the
Imam of Hadith for his vast knowledge of the Hadith. Now, this man, this scholar, this alum, he says from this book of mine, meaning sunnah, and maybe there would, he said, there are four Hadith there are four traditions, prophetic traditions, that are sufficient, that are enough for an intelligent and insightful person, only these four Hadith it's a very powerful Hadith Hadith that we need to live by, we need to learn them and live by them. And he mentioned the Hadith in the Malama Lavinia that actions are based upon intentions and the importance of having a class and having sincerity in everything that we do in our life. And he mentioned the Hadith number two, the Hadith man Hosni
Islam in Murray Turku, Humala, Yanni, it is from the good observance of Islam of a person to live off that which doesn't concern him and he mentions the Hadith that you had to come hurt that you hit barely see him and you have been enough see that none of you are true believers until you love for your brother, what you love for yourself.
Have and he mentions the Hadith that is found in Bihari that I would like to just spend a moment on in sha Allah hooter Isla, and that is the Hadith. Al Khaled who by Ian will haram will be in that Halal that that which is permissible is very clear in Islam the halal is clear and the Haram is clear. And he mentions that between them both are doubtful matters, or doubtful matters at that which many people don't know about. They don't know about them. And then he continues the Hadith. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes on, and concludes this hadith whereby he says, Allah ineffable just said, The Mandala that in this body of hours in this just set of hours, there is a
mudra, there is a morsel of flesh, either solid, solid set, you're just said, What is the first set that first set that set, it'll just said, he said, if it's sound is Muda, this piece of flesh, if it's good, if it's sound, the rest of the body is sound, but if it's corrupted, if he's, if it's ill, the rest of the body is ill, and it's bad. And he said, I know what he called that this morsel of flesh is the heart. So Subhanallah this particular hadith is the roadmap is the roadmap to a pure heart. This hadith shows us how do we get to a pure ha. Now when we analyze the Hadith, we'll see that the Hadith fundamentally has two passages, two sections, there's an introduction and a
conclusion. And the introduction, the Prophet, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is giving us a link to the conclusion. And so the question that poses itself is, is there a link between our actions and the heart? And this is the answer that we want to answer in sha, Allah hooter, Al. Now the question is, why all of these regulations in Islam, do this? Don't do that. Subhanallah let's have an analogy. When a doctor, or a specialist gives you advice, do you you only you do yourself and you've a favor by applying the advice of the doctor when you don't follow his instructions. The specialist if you don't follow his instructions, you're only going to harm yourself, you're not
going to harm the doctor, the doctor is going to have another patient that he's going to give advice to. So all of the teachings of Islam are about meeting the objectives that will benefit us as personally in this life. And in the next, when you follow the teachings of Islam, you do yourself a favor that will protect you from harm in this world and harm from the hereafter. Allah azza wa jal says in a centum sent to me and fusi come that when you do Hassan that which is good, he taught for yourself, we're in a septum fella her and if you do evil, if you do bad, you're doing it against yourself. So you're not doing Allah subhanahu otile favor, you're doing yourself a favor. When you
rebel against Allah azza wa jal, you don't harm Allah azza wa jal, Allah azza wa jal says we're Imelda Ala Moana Wallach, in Canada and Fusa, homeopathy moon, they never wronged us. They never wronged us, but they were only wronging themselves. And so when we look at now, the punishments of Allah azza wa jal and what he has said in place, this is based on Allah's justice, we need to look at Allah as being the old just Allah subhanho wa taala. He says, Many of Allah Allah will be either become in shakaar to mentor you, and what does Allah get out of your punishing you if you're grateful, and you are believing in Him? So this is something that we always need to reflect upon. So
all of these rules and these regulations are there to ensure our safety, the safety of the heart, the safety and the protection of the heart, in sha Allah hooter, Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala he says Miami, la sala Han means that carrying on fellow men on Falanghina, who hire Tonto Eva, that when you're doing these good deeds, right, then he's going to lead you he's going to lead you to the high Earth which is thinking about which is good, the goodly life, every one of us is pursuing a goodly life. You know Allah subhanaw taala says one that a Saba can mean musi but in Fatima Casa but a decoy Maya for and Kathy, that whatever of misfortune befalls you, it's due to what your own hands
have earned yet He pardons much now let's go back to the Hadith and hello Obion will haram who buy in that Halal is clear Haram is clear. The vast majority of actions are going to fall into halal and they're going to fall into haram and there's going to be some actions that are a bit doubtful. And this is where we ask the scholars This is where when we don't have a clear, clear evidence a clear sign we keep away from the doubtful because keeping away from the doubtful makes you Yanni keep away from falling into the haram. Now when we look at the second part of the Hadith speaking about that flesh, that morsel of flesh, the heart. What does that have to do with the first half which is the
rules and the regulations and the halal and haram? Well, the answer the simple answer, it's got everything to do with
it, it has everything to do with it. And that's why I said in the beginning, it's the roadmap. It's the roadmap to having a pure heart by being conscious of the halal and haram. And that which is which is doubtful. Now let's have a look at the physical heart in a real life, the physical heart is impacted by the lifestyle choices that we make in the dunya the choices that me and you are making in this dunya, in terms of our food, in terms of our nutrition, in terms of our drink, in terms of the air we breathe, and all of those things, then they're going to impact stress that's going to impact our physical heart. And that's why we you know, we take certain supplementations we do
exercise, we do things to keep the physical heart sound, because when the physical heart is sound, the rest of the limbs are going to follow because the heart is always the chief organ of the body. And the rest of them are the soldiers of the heart. And so Subhanallah even research has shown is now saying that the hardening of the heart, the hardening of the heart, he talking about the hardening of the heart, and interestingly, many, many years ago, you know, the scholars are talking about the hardening of the spiritual heart. Right. So the research now is saying that the hardening of the heart ages people faster than the hardening of the arteries, right. So we need to keep that
in mind when we look at the spiritual heart now, the spiritual heart, what's that impacted by it that's also impacted by the choices that we make as human beings on this earth. It's impacted by the choices that we make. Remember, Allah doesn't oppress us, we are oppressing ourselves. So the spiritual heart just like the physical heart needs nourishment needs to be tended to how do we maintain a spiritual heart? There are certain exercises there are certain things that we can do. Number one, follow the commands of Allah azza wa jal follow the Quran follow the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, especially in terms of the flora in the wedgie bed and the
commands of Allah azza wa jal and secondly, what do we do we do additional things like we moisturize our tongue with the remembrance of Allah we are always in the state of the Quran, Allah azza wa jal recite reciting the Quran saying different types of tests be worshiping Allah in general. So yam, these are all things Subhanallah that are going to keep our hearts nice and moist, our spiritual heart And subhanAllah we read in sunnah Timothy, that a man came and said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, a messenger of Allah, Ya rasool Allah, the laws of Islam, the laws of Islam are too many for me too much. Rasool Allah is this and this, that and do this and don't do
that. You know, he found it, he found it complicated. He said, Tell me something that I can hold on to, and he's willing to do the fold. But there's so many other things around the phone. What else can I do ya rasool Allah What else can I do? told me the best advice that I can cling on to I can hold on to it. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave him one very simple advice. And he said, keep your tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah. That that is one of the greatest favors that you can do for yourself. You're driving, you're remembering Allah azza wa jal, you're going for a walk you're remembering Allah. You remember Allah subhanaw taala in the morning after fajr through
your morning as car, you remember Allah subhanaw taala in the evenings through your evening as God you remember Allah when you get into your castle and the lady Sahara Lana Heather to the end of the Hadith. You remember Allah when you enter the house before you and before before you enter the masjid, before you have conjugal relations with your spouse, Subhan Allah you remembering Allah azza wa jal, every moment and every step of the way, that's something that we need to remember. We suffer in our heart also through through their, through our actions, the actions of the limbs by helping other people by helping other people. Hey, you know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said
hydro, NASA and FAO homeliness, the best of people are those who are most beneficial to the people be a beneficial person. At the very least, if you can't be a beneficial person to others, then just refrain from harming others with your tongue with your with your limbs. So this is something that we need to remember we need to keep the hearts Subhanallah soft and one of the signs that you are loved by Allah is that you have a soft heart towards your Muslim brethren your brothers and sisters you have a soft heart towards them. They are the priority always. Allah azza wa jal says to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Furby now Rama 10 min Allah He linter Allah whom will quantify
oven Khalifa al Colville and fog dome in Holic that Allah azza wa jal is saying to the Prophet SAW Selim to the best of mankind, so by the mercy of Allah, you Muhammad wa sallam, you will lenient with them. And if if you had been rude in your speech and speech and harsh in your heart, they would have abandon you, they would have abandoned the Prophet SAW Selim, and he's the best of creation. Can you imagine now the people around us so you know,
pardon them and forgive and forgive them. This is our attitude towards our Muslim brother towards our Muslim sister. When you stick to the rules of Islam, your heart will become sound you beat your heart will become sound from diseases of the heart Umbral Kulob. And so the prophesy, Selim is reminding us about this morsel of flesh that we need to protect. There's a very beautiful analogy. And that analogy is that,
that is being given in, in this life that this life is like an ocean, this life is like an ocean, and our hearts are like boats, boats on this ocean. And the only way that a boat can reach the destination is by not allowing water to enter the boat. Once the water enters the boat, you're not going to be able to receive to get to the to the destination, if too much water enters, the boat will sink, or it's going to make the journey more difficult. So the challenge is to keep the water away from entering the boat. So we don't all drown, so we don't personally drown. And similarly, we don't want to allow for the dunya to enter our hearts. We want the dunya to be in our hands and not
in our hearts. We want our hearts to be filled with the Africa with the hereafter. That's the priority. That's what this whole life is about reaching the destiny of the Hereafter. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to reach it without any prior punishment.
Now sins are the greatest toxins that will harden the heart, you know, in the physical realm, there are certain things that will harden the heart, know certain foods certain drink stress that's going to harden your heart. Well, in the spiritual realm in Islam, that which will harden your heart is your sins and as Abdullah Mobarak Rahim, Allah hooter Allah He said our aid to the donor but to me to Paulo Baca, Judith will do it man who will be hired to Colby we're hiring enough Seacrest Yeah. And haha, he said, I saw that you know, that scenes are going to kill off the heart. What could you if we didn't do it man who and if you keep on going with your sin, it's gonna reduce you to a state
of humiliation. You're gonna get humiliated. Allah is going to expose you sooner or later. What turqoise don't know be hired to follow up that when you live off sins. That's the That's the life. That's how you resuscitate your heart. You keep your heart sound through telcos don't know we're hirundo Enough secrecy I know her and it's best for you to disobey your knifes which orders you to do that which is not good. When you have love for anything Subhanallah so much that will occupy your heart and whatever occupies your heart you will do anything to protect it from escaping your heart.
So if money occupies your heart, if all you ever think about is money, money, money, right, the money becomes your master. The money becomes your master. And when it becomes your master, you are prepared to do haram like rebel like Yanni, cheating in your transactions like maybe selling intoxicants or or selling that which is haram and deception. And when money becomes your master Subhanallah you become the slave and as a slave, you will do what your master tells you to do. So whatever captures your heart is what controls the rest of your body. And if the pleasure of Allah captures your heart then you will do everything to protect that relationship with Allah subhanahu wa
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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Keba total taka and when I heard one Illa Allah volume in what a shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa de julio Cherie Keller, where a shadow and Mohammed Abu rasuluh My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, your heart, your culture, is the storehouse of everything that you love. And think of your heart as having layers. You have layers of love, you love Allah, You love money, you love your spouse, you love your children, you love status, whatever it is that you love, it's all in there. But what's important is the loop of the heart, the center of the heart, and that is where Allah azza wa jal always belongs, he is at the center of your heart. And if you don't
make Allah subhanahu wa ala at the center of your heart, you're going to run three risks there's a potential for three side effects to to happen. This the first one is that whatever you place in your heart other than Allah azza wa jal may end up becoming your greatest source of pain in this dunya it may be what brings you so much problems and Masha killin who Mormon worrying what have you because he placed it in the core of your heart instead of Allah number two, it could corrupt and cause in
Justice to everything else are certain aspects of the layers of your heart because you made the other thing other than Allah at the core of your heart. So now you run the risk of causing injustice to every other layer. And the third potential risk is that your whole heart will become corrupted will ever build up.
And so it's important to to detoxify the heart before we fill it up. And this is why the Scholars they said at a taglia public Talia, that you remove all the toxins first before you pour in the nutrition that you get rid of greed that you get rid of hazard of envy that you get rid of, of having Tawakkol and other than Allah azza wa jal you get rid of all of that. You clean it all out, you've got it out. And then what do you do you fill it up? Now you you fill in all the good stuff, it's ready to go in sha Allah Who tile so this is something that we need to keep in mind now, what are the signs of a healthy heart and what are the signs of a disease? Number one, if I am Rahim,
Allah Who to Allah He mentioned some of them he said, You consider yourself belonging to the hereafter and not this world. You always focus on the hereafter number two, you genuinely get upset when you commit a sin you get upset for the sin that means that your heart is still there. You know you get upset if you miss you miss a sunnah let alone you miss a fart, right? That when you performing the salah you know your worries about the Salah Yanni is only and you lose to all the worries about the dunya that you your main concern is to please Allah azza wa jal that you are bothered that you get bothered. Whenever you waste your time doing things that have no no benefit.
And as for the signs of a disease heart, he said the person does not feel any hurt or regret. Whenever he commits a sin that's a disease, you committing a sin, you don't feel any problem with that you have no shame. The person finds pleasure in the act of disobedience after you've committed them. Instead of having that remorse and regret. The person focuses on what is least important and not what's most important. That's a disease where the person dislikes the truth or has issues accepting the truth and submitting his will to the will of Allah azza wa jal or that the person does not find any comfort with being around asylee horn being around the righteous people and not being
impacted by the Quran. By the Quran if you have not moved by the Quran, then there is there is a problem in your heart needs to be fixed. Well that the person is attracted to Islamic topics of misconception and doubt and what you focus on maybe on social media is you know, you're focused on for example, these controversial issues. That's all you want to focus on. You just want to go to battle with every single controversial issue. That's something to do with the heart as well we ask Allah subhanaw taala to purify our hearts, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep a steadfast We ask Allah subhanahu wa ala to always allow to see the Huck the truth as being that which is truthful and
the battle and that which is the falsehood to see it as falsehood? Well, hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen in Allah Who am Allah ukata Julio Soluna Allah Nabhi yah yah levena mo Salah Allah he was sending more Taslima Allahumma Salli ala Muhammad while earning Muhammad comesa Lita Ibrahim, a while early Ibrahim in Cameroon Majid Allahumma barik ala Muhammad wa ala Ali Mohamed Kamal Baraka Ali Ibrahim while early Ibrahim in Nikka, Hamid Juan Majid Allahumma Cillian Muslim in our Muslim met well meaning Minette Al, Eman homall am What are bene attina for dunya Hasina fulfill a Sierra de hacer una walk in other Banagher Allahumma yarmulke label polluted with a bit pollution Allah
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