7 Habits of a truly successful Muslim
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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and to proceed brothers and sisters I trust you Well, I trust you're in a good state of the man and you're happy that we've come on the air although it's actually an hour later than we've advertised we do apologize. It was because of the
the confusion of international time zones with shake blowout being in Africa. I being in the UK and all the brothers being in New Zealand and Auckland. This confused all of us and Allah and messed him up so I do apologize brothers and sisters males panatela rewards you for being patient. And it's great that you're here anyway, this is the voice of Islam platform New Zealand adapt our organization calling brothers and sisters in humanity to Islam around the world but particularly focusing in New Zealand and I'm here with honorable chef shake Bilbao Phillips all the way from Addis Ababa today said I want to come shake
Mashallah live pleasure to be here. It's a pleasure to see you as well. And this is going to be a very exciting series that we've got coming up we've done successful habits of basically a parent, you know, to how to bring up Muslim children. We went through those seven habits we're going to go through another seven habits shape today, isn't it which is about the successful a truly successful human being? What are the attributes that come together the seven most important attributes that Jake has is going to talk to us about one by one which will account for what a successful human being is Subhana love what a very important topic this one is today. So shake bill out, let's kick
it off with number one shall we?
before we actually go into our topic,
after asking a lot, peace and blessings, the prophet, Muhammad sallahu wa sallam, and an all those who follow his path of righteousness, until the last day.
The origin of this title, the Seven Habits
of truly successful people are human beings
a book which is 1,000,010 years 20 years back 20 years back
by Stephen Covey,
called the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
And a number of other books have come out, carrying this same approach of analyzing common characteristics and practices of those who have achieved and nancial success success in this world.
So some of the habits which they identify are universal principles from which really anyone can benefit
while others benefit only those whose world outlook is based on the belief that this life is all there is.
As for those whose world outlook is based on the belief that this life is only a stepping stone to the next life, and that success in the next life is the real goal. Their criteria for success will be substantially different.
real success in this life comes from developing a realistic dimension to one's belief in God that produces practical
activities, indicating or expressing the proper understanding of the humankind's relationship with God
and with the creation in which we live.
So, in simple terms, it means doing the things which will enable one to attain ultimate success in the next life.
It could be
looked at from the perspective of Stephen Covey's second habit, which is beginning with the end in mind. You know, if we use this principle, which is, it makes sense for believer. financial success in the material world is of no value if it means failure in the life to come.
On the other hand, if what we perceive this failure in this world will give a person success in the life to come,
then it's better to fail in this world and to succeed. I mean, if this these are the options, but this doesn't mean that Islam promotes negligence of this life, for the sake of the next, as promoted by some religious systems, where this whole life is evil, and you just abandon it, but Islam teaches that we should seek the best of both worlds.
And the last month subhanho wa Taala. Said,
a prayer in the Quran in surah baqarah verse 201, but I'm gonna
talk about the Hassan Baba Not now. Our Lord grant is good in this life.
And in the next, and shield us from the hellfire.
And also in Surah verse 77, we find a law saying there was a deadly FEMA attack a law daughter.
Well, ah tensa na si bucha mina dunia, seek the next life
in what Allah has given you. Whatever Allah has given us in this world, we should seek the next life with it. That should be our main focus. But Allah goes on to say but don't forget, get your portion of this life. Don't forget, don't just abandon this life. So, ultimate success in life is the attainment of God's pleasure in this life. And the reward of Paradise is the next.
In order to achieve this true form of success, there are a number of basic principles
in this life.
as I said, I'm said at dunya cijena boeckmann. Agenda took after this life is a prison for the believer and a paradise for the disbeliever.
He also said he did not only show up,
the Hellfire is veiled by play,
what would you buy to build Makati.
And Paradise is veiled by things which the desires dislike. This is reality.
So, one approach of some Muslim intellectuals to books like
has been to accept all their fundamental principles
while trying to find Islamic texts bearing similar meaning and interpreting them accordingly.
However, since the goals of the vast majority of people studied, in the motivation of books are fundamentally different from those of the believers,
it would be more appropriate to find a group of truly successful Muslims on whose habits a Muslim presentation of this topic could be based.
The group I have chosen are those whom Prophet Muhammad wa salam promised paradise in this life.
without a shadow of a doubt, they represent the truly successful people in this life.
Especially since his promises that his problems or solutions promises were based on divine revelation and not his personal preferences or guesses.
So the truly successful people we can start before looking at the habits. The truly successful people are those people
There are 10 and more actually, but 10 most people
are aware of Muslims are aware of the 10 were promised paradise.
There they are abubaker Omar Ali, Osman even a fun abou Aveda Vanessa RA, Paul haven obey the law, as zubiri been allow warm up drama even outside the cost, and side even say these are the well known 10.
However, besides these famous 10, the prophet SAW Selim also promised a number of others among his companions,
his wives among his wives, as well as groups who were present at certain major events during his lifetime.
One might imagine that such a promise would have caused his followers to become spiritually lazy, you're guaranteed paradise. So, you know, you can just take it easy, relax, no, you don't really need to make any effort.
However, due to their high levels of faith is promised, didn't make them lazy,
in the least, instead of urge them on to greater heights in deeds of righteousness. For example, whenever Walker was on his deathbed, fervently supplicating and seeking a loss forgiveness,
he was reminded by those present that a lot promised through the profits loss a lot I promised in Paradise, give them a promise of bad eyes,
I will buckers response was even if one of my feet were in Paradise, and the other outside of it, I would not feel confident and certain of a loss plan.
I wouldn't take anything for granted.
So, the presentation I'll be sharing with you gives us
a brief look into some of the extraordinary lives. These were promised paradise in order to identify some of the major characteristics, which made them unique, and guaranteed them paradise.
All of the special characteristics which these companions developed, are encouraged in one way or another by the teachings of Islam. I mean, they didn't come up with something which is outside the realm or the bounds of Islam, something special known only to special people.
However, many, if not most people today have lost sight of the importance of these activities, or these habits, due to the many distractions of the overwhelming material world in which we live today.
That's the primary goal of this presentation is to remind the believers
and myself first and foremost of some of the critical habits, which we must develop in order to attain real success in this life and the next.
So, having said that, let us now move on to habit number one.
That is correct your beliefs and your understandings.
The first and most important key habits to attain ultimate success is to find the correct belief in God based on the correct understanding of this world, and the purpose of human existence.
The prophet SAW sanlam stated it very plainly, man Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah agenda.
Whoever says there is no god worthy of worship, but Allah will enterprise. Of course there are many other narrations where he said
that whoever said nine out in the law sincerely from his heart, you know, with certainty of it from his heart, a number of others, you know, clarifying points so that we don't just say, okay, that person he hasn't believed all his life. He is a disbeliever but on his deathbed, he says like that, and he goes, No, it doesn't work like that.
So this has to do with saying it with sincerity, and with certainty.
One is sure about this. One is not just saying
And because people said it.
So correct belief begins with certainty about God's existence.
logic and common sense demand belief in God.
The alternative of chance producing this world out of the Big Bang is equivalent to the belief that the explosion of a bomb in a junkyard could produce a Rolls Royce. With keys in the ignition engine running, ready for somebody just to open the door, get in and drive away. You're dropping off bombs. And the atheists actually claimed this. You're dropping bombs in that junkyard, eventually, one, if you have infinite time, one of those bombs is going to hit the junkyard just in the right way and produce that Rolls Royce.
Of course, this is ludicrous, because the chance of it happening on the billion try is no different from the chance of it happening on the first try. And what is the chance zero.
for belief about God to be correct, it must be supported by correct knowledge. After we get past the point of
Is there a god or are we here by chats? Leave that aside.
Incorrect knowledge will lead the believer to incorrect forms of worship involving ship or idolatry.
Consequently, great stress has been placed in Islam on learning and teaching.
A law praise the knowledge of Linda Bryan saying in them if shall law in a body and
indeed among the law servants. It is the scholars who truly vary.
Prophet Muhammad wa sallam made seeking knowledge a religious obligation on all Muslims saying tolerable enemy for either lacunae Muslim seeking knowledge is compulsory for every Muslim
any further promise paradise for those who sincerely seek it saying a law makes the path to paradise easy for one who sets out on a path seeking knowledge. So that first
habit is on one hand to ensure your belief in God because nobody's going to make it to paradise who this believes in God. So that's a starting point. But then also your belief in God should be correct. So if you believe in God as three in one
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Okay, so yeah, yeah, I was basically just summing up this, you know, the concept for habit number one, that it's correct. belief. You know, we have to correct our beliefs. We have to be open to correcting our beliefs. This is why the process Allen said seeking knowledge is an obligation a religious obligation on
every Muslim. So we have to be you know, we can't just say okay, I was born Muslim.
You know, everybody in my family is Muslim, I know what it is to be a Muslim. And I know what you know, who ally is and what, yeah, you may have some general idea, but maybe the knowledge that you are given, you know, had weaknesses in it had problems in it, you know, so you should be open to correct those beliefs. You know, knowledge is a key factor in achieving that success. Because even if you know, yeah, a laws name, you know that God is a law and
you're supposed to worship him, but your understanding of what it means to worship him, you know, is the kind of prayer for example, you say, Oh, yeah, we have to pray five times a day. But, you know, remember the man who came in the masjid.
And he made to rock and went to sit with the province asylum. And the prophet SAW Selim told him, you know, in front of the other companions, go back and pray because you didn't pray. And the man went back and prayed again, to rock and then he came. And he told him go back. And he didn't assert that term. Finally, in the mindset of, well, that's the only gray I know, messenger of Allah. Tell me, how should I pray? So that knowledge was now given to him. So that proper prayer was
the way forward that that's the real prayer, doing it a court in accordance with how the prophets are seldom taught the prayer. So just saying, you know, they have the term namazi, some in South, south,
east, south India, Pakistan, and elsewhere. namazi the person is an Amazon, he prays or she prays, but it just means they pray, you know, whether they pray all five prayers in a day together, or you know, they break outside of its time late.
Definitely, that's enough. But it's not enough. It is praying according to the way the prophets are celebrated, as he said, so Luca Mara I to moonee Valley. So it's just not enough to say I pray, you should be praying according to how to process and upgrade so knowledge of the deen is critical.
This is a part of that first habit, developing knowledge having knowledge, developing a thirst for knowledge, always being open to knowledge. And if we look at
and his state of knowledge, you know why the provinces alone, listed him among the 10
who he listed at one time, promise paradise.
We can find in a Hadith, which was narrated by
honorable hottap son Abdullah. He said that I want occasion alized messenger said, while I was sleeping, I dreamt that a cup of milk was offered to me. I drank from it until its freshness reflected through my fingernails. Then I gave the remainder to Omar Ivanova. This is in the process of selling his dream.
The people president asked him almost in German law, how do you interpret that? He said, it refers to knowledge
refers to knowledge. And actually what we can see is that on a number of occasions,
there were times when
revelation which came to Prophet Muhammad Salah, confirmed the opinions of Omar hypno Papa, and his suggestions, whether it was concerning the bat, the prisoners of the Battle of button, or the veiling of the prophet SAW sounds wise. You know, these were all incidents which took place
in the lives of the prophets of Salaam, in which Omar had no knowledge
For example, in the case of Butler Butler, as I mentioned,
after the captives were
the problems are settled, I'm asked Abu Bakr and Omar, what should he do? What is what was their opinion with regards to these
captives? What should we do with them?
I will bucker he said, they are our relatives.
My opinion is that you should take
ransom from them. And it will be a source of strength for us against the pagans.
And perhaps a law may guide them to Islam. You know, there are relatives.
The prophet SAW Selim then asked Omar
and Omar, he said, No, by Allah or messenger of Allah, I don't support the opinion of abubaker. Instead, my opinion is that you should hand them over to us, so that we may cut off their heads.
I mean, he should be given up give his brother to cut his head off
and handover this relative of mine so I can cut it off. They are the leaders of the disbelievers and their finance ears.
The prophet SAW some, you know, being the gentle prophet that he was.
He approved the opinion of Abu Bakar and not Omar's. The next day, when Omar went to see the Messenger of Allah, he found both himself and abubaker sitting, crying. So he asked all messenger of Allaah Why are you in your companion crying? Tell me the reasons so that I make also cry? And if not, I will at least pretend to cry out of sympathy for you.
The Messenger of Allah replied, I'm crying for what has happened to your companions for taking the ransom.
I was shown the punishment that they were to be subjected to.
And it was brought as close to me as the street next to me.
Then Allah revealed the verse. It is not befitting for a prophet to take prisoners Makana, Libyan any akula who Astra until the force of the disbelievers has been crushed. Have you seen a film
so consume the port, the spoils of war and so on. So all the rest of the rest, but the key was, they were to be executed.
On my bill kababs opinion, was confirmed by a loss of our data.
And there are other occasions
because our time is limited, I'm not going to go into all of them. But enough to say that
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very big apologies shape. Hello. Looks like he's gone offline for a little few moments. I thought it was me again. That's why I didn't interject. So apologies he will be coming back on so don't leave us guys don't leave us. We're going to go we're going through the Seven Habits of a successful human being in this world and we talked about the first issue being well first of all, you have to be a Muslim and attain the correct knowledge. attained the correct knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala
and the messenger of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi Slim's sooner
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you are okay, inshallah just tshabalala is having issues. I'm okay. Yeah, okay. Yes. Okay, I'll put myself here for now just in case you get confused um, yeah, we are we still live just waiting for shephelah
wait for shaking to come back. Because it's very difficult to know whether it's you or we shake the law or whatever is happening. But anyway, what I was going to say is so basically the to for us to to be a Muslim and to seek correct knowledge is the first habit that shake the law was talking about.
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firming now it's not me that's frozen. No shake. Bella was not frozen, he's just disappeared. He's coming back in sha Allah is not a las panatela. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for him to come back. He's in Addis Ababa. And he is coming on weekly with us here on the voice of Islam platform and talking about in the Seven Habits of successful human being in this world. And we talked about that first one, of course, he referred shake referred to a number of books that are written by non Muslims, particularly Stephen Covey of seven habits of a successful human being. But of course, then he referred to the fact that these people only have a very narrow view, they only
have a view of this dunya. And then after the dunya, there is just nothing according to them. This is the first habit which they've got wrong basically, because they only see this is a very narrow concern. This is only for us, a passing through, we just
travelers in this world, we see this life as just a transient affair. And then the real life which lasts forever after the grave is of course panela the film dose of Allah inshallah we hope we pray Allah subhanaw taala. Give us that. So
that it's very good to know that a lot of people are saying, No,
you're still alive, and we can still hear you. All around the world. We're brothers. There's over 667 people right now, watching this affair and I was so happy that you guys have joined us. Let's try and find out one of us what's happened with shake up?
Let's just see, here we are. Blood. Doctor. Blood is usually having internet issues. Somebody said his Ph just said but he's trying to come back on guy said, Don't go anywhere. He'll be joining us in Sharla. So yeah. So you Brenda's giving salam to you. Yes. Yes. Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. That's Mohammed. Mohammed.
There is giving Salaam is it permissible to make a cartoon movie about profit? Oh, my goodness. Now, we won't be addressing that issue. I think we better leave that one totally out. If it's in if it's doubtful we just leave it away. Absolutely no way. We're gonna do that shala and let the scholars speak. in unison on these issues. We will leave it away. We certainly don't want to cause death. disruption Islam is about bringing peace and harmony to the world.
tofik is saying he needs to check his router. router as the Americans say right. router or router? router or router? Yeah. To
share we have I'm not seeing share still. So but he said he's coming so under under WhatsApp, so just waiting challah and a few more minutes.
Good. Absolutely. And we of course lost
Mohammed Thompson earlier on as well.
So we've lost two people. One went to sleep and the other one decided to read probably had a problem with the internet. Yes, yes.
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have the notes in front of him. And he's been doing this for probably 50 years so panela
The show must not stop I agree with
Jake. Hello. Shafi is here.
It's getting a bit dangerous.
Getting from the US, oh,
Toronto shake beloved's and others over. Allah bless and given Baraka to the show, I mean, next year, six something like 6 trillion people will watch inshallah indominus. 6 million or 6 billion whatever it is. Slavery come from Lester Wiley comes Salaam I'm in Leicester, in the heart of the city of Leicester.
hasn't come yet well shake was here and you've gone through virtually the whole point number one for the successful habits of being a human being in this world. Class is not done yet. Yeah. No, it's definitely not done as it is. The class is not done yet. So those are asking we were just waiting to be land. So we're holding it at the moment so we're hoping he'll be back in a few minutes inshallah Yeah, so guys in the meantime as a few questions about how to join the online university, or it used to be the Islamic online university, so there is a chance could you would you be able to put a link up for those it's not Islamic University anymore. It's international Open University and yeah, yeah.
share the link now inshallah and so the dose of asking
National Open University
I want to come from Pakistan is seen in the videos pack social media yet welcome Salaam seen the videos we continue to do those videos and
from New Zealand's Yes he is.
humbler voice of Islam team. They're doubting their surroundings from Toronto slams remote Melbourne, Mashallah. While it comes to them, Queensland, Australia, so I want to come Indonesia now when they come, but I'm Bangladesh. So
target Liberia, Liberia, Germany, Germany got Germany online as well. So now when he come to all of us guys,
by the way, oh god karate online as well. Somaliland.
Is the lesson for new conference session myself from the university? Yes, there is this correct? stuff, loads of stuff. You need to sign up a course I've done. I've done some of the courses on there as well.
And everyone else?
Gambia Somalia, the link is there, right? Yes. Yep. Yep. It's just down there somewhere that way. I can't get it right.
Chad, Sumatra, Afghanistan. We've got watching us.
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Cape Town, Mashallah Cape Town, Bahrain.
I see it. Thank you. Somebody says yes, South Africa again. We've got a whole world watching us Billy's Los Angeles, USA, Tonga, Malaysia, Macedonia, Philippines, Florida, Bulgaria Lahore. Mashallah, we've got Jordan and we've got Sudan and Bangladesh we've had loads of people in Bangladesh lots of people watching from Nigeria big up Nigeria there
Yeah, understand the existence of Allah and the sincerity of your belief in correct knowledge was the first point the shake balau came up with and I don't I haven't got the notes so I can't start number two without being allowed being there. I do think that there is a major problem with the internet there though. Oregon, California USA. on
live we need to get more lives going. Kashmir, Nigeria, France, Sweden, India, USA, India again. What time do you start 10am that's 10am. UK time. Yes. UK time. And we're also going live tonight talking about difficult questions.
I'm going to have a couple of shields on there as well. Some interesting people
Kashmir from the Valley of the oppressed people Nila stop their oppression and grant them if it does Allah Allah and patience beyond belief, the patience of a you mean
diploma from the university a moment when the fifth semester for my bachelors from Ethiopia. There we are Sakina so she's doing a great course. Hard to get Islamic talks in English. These days I agree with you. It used to be very commonplace and now there's dwindling of that. But you can go online and watch on YouTube just put in any topic in in you can find it. I think it'd be a lot easier. So I'll bring him on and
yeah, okay. And I'll excuse myself again by this. Yeah.
said I want
electricity just went went
we're in a rainstorm here.
sadly enough? Yeah, it was the factor.
Anyway, I connected it to my
hotspot on my phone using mobile data. Yeah. I don't know if you want me to continue. I'm thinking kind of situation. It's probably better just to record it.
Well, you know, Jake Villa, there's 600 people online. Life is 611 people right now. And let's just say let's just confirm exactly, just to go through the first point very briefly, for those people that have just joined us, and then just go to move on to point number two as well. Sharla
if you're comfortable with that shake
I think it's having difficulty use of Yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah, I can hear the rains are in the background now. Yeah.
I'm gonna do a better hot spot.
Yeah. Okay, we'll just wait. Jake below. We need to do we need to do a fundraising?
Like, I'm happy to be back. I'll switch over to another hotspot, which may be better. 4g. Mine is like 3g.
I got a comment here. Nobody likes YouTube. We all need lives. So did you see that yourself? Yeah.
We want to we want to see the real McCoy life
so to speak.
It's incredible that so many people say, yeah.
they can tell that
they couldn't tell. If I recorded
wouldn't be, you know, really, they couldn't tell the difference. Technically. So but that way, you just be ensuring that I the whole thing would not be disrupted. We've been successful so far, you know?
So I think Shay, we can continue and I think you look stable now and your pictures
are on me to try to reconnect. As I said, I'm on a 3g
hotspot that tries to connect to a 4g that should be more relaxed.
Okay, somebody is asking questions. Is it permissible to play video games? As long as there's no harm in it? You can play it. You don't waste your time and miss a lot. You can play
Anyway, um, so shall I do that? Yes. Switch over. Get back in guys. Yeah, go for it.
Okay, well, wait, so shouldn't be too far away.
Right. Okay. So he's he's not that far away. He was only in Addis Ababa, you know, approved.
shake Bella was talking about the Seven Habits of being a successful human being in this world.
And then he referred to being you know, upon correct knowledge. First of all, one should follow the great knowledge. And of course, you should be a Muslim. You know, this the first thing if you want to be successful in this world, first number one thing is, you have to submit your will to Allah subhanho wa Taala in accordance to the correct knowledge sent down by a lot to the Prophet Mohammed Salah, Allahu Allah, Islam and the righteous, pious predecessors, which is what Jake was talking about, in the first point. And then he referred to some of the knowledgeable people in this world who have
detached themselves or detached success from being one of being a believer, right. So that is talking about only for financial success and economic success or success in the dunya
Success in the dunya for Muslims, of course, pertains to their adherence to the Quran and the Sunnah. So this is what Shaikh is talking about. He's come back. So let's hope we've got some 4g footage for you. It looks, it looks very good a connection. So continuing on, so I'm just going to excuse myself.
Okay, shake, well
done on the 3g.
And I'm getting a sign saying something went wrong. Try reloading the page.
Sure we can.
We can hear you really well.
It's not connecting properly.
We can hear you really well. And your connection here is actually quite good too. Yeah, that is a sign coming up in the side here saying, you know, connective is bad.
Should we shoot?
I didn't get the 4g. Let me see if I can do it.
Okay, should we
should we try to maybe abort this particular thing? And then re establish fresh approach program again? It's wrong. today. Yeah. Yeah, I think
we'll see what the
ask our viewers I'm still holding on. So do you guys want us to do you want us to do it a different time inshallah?
yeah, got people talking about music and got two people talking about all sorts of things in the chat there. But
like we've mentioned, she believes University is the place to go for for correct knowledge, because this was the first point to obtain correct knowledge. So the international Open University i o u.edu dot g m, that was the one that you if you log on today, you can actually go and do a course upon Allah.
You can learn correct knowledge. That's the first bit that's the first point.
writes Any luck? Only joy shake below?
Well, yeah, I'm on the 4g now. So
it's better you can see a difference. Yep. Huge difference. Yes.
Okay. Good that started with us. Anyway.
Everything I was else was in place, you know, this.
Weather just changes here and everything is dependent on the weather.
Anyway, so shall I proceed? You you've given the summary of point number one already, right. Yeah, I think so. Now, I think we just need to move to point number two shake, and hand alarm. Everyone's saying hamdulillah. Now they are happy the back. So that's good. Okay, so hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. So he said that habit number two,
which is, you know, after number one, which focused on having the correct knowledge. habit number two, is about emotional commitment.
You know, that we should have that fervor and belief. It shouldn't just be an intellectual exercise. We know it, you know, academically, we can list it off and define what the knowledge
totality is, you know, we have
complete knowledge, but we're not emotionally committed, then by not being emotionally committed. That means you're not going to implant that knowledge correctly. You know, or your knowledge is confused.
And you are emotionally committed to
incorrect knowledge. That's the other trap that you may fall into. So the knowledge has to proceed. Knowledge should precede emotional commitment but
commitment as I mentioned earlier,
when it precedes knowledge, then it becomes a block to knowledge. Allah describes that in Surabaya, verse 104, where he said if you tell them, talking to them, if you tell them come to analyze, reveal into the messenger, they will reply, what we found our parents doing is sufficient for us. A lot goes on to say even though their parents knew nothing, nor were they rightly guided, that's the emotional commitment. My parents did. My grandparents did it, my great great grandparents did, are you saying they're all wrong?
This is a struggle. When true knowledge comes in people who are emotionally attached and committed to false knowledge, you know, it blocks them from it.
And that emotional commitment the prophet SAW Selim did speak about it specifically. He said, No one truly believes none of you truly believes until
messenger become more
beloved else, this world.
Wow. That's serious, emotional
become more beloved to us. We should love Allah and His Messenger more than anything else in this world.
among the people promised Paradise by the prophets of Salaam, was one who was emotionally bonded to a single chapter of
quietness. It's a last word that's been bonding with a lot. mseb Malik related that a man from the answer used to lead them in prayer in Quba Mosque,
the first Mosque of Islam. Whenever he began to recite a chapter in the prayer, after the opening chapter, he would first recite the whole of the chapter Cold War law.
We know what the soil class, then he would recite the chapter. He used to do that in every unit of prayer. So those praying behind him spoke to him about it, ask them stop it
all the time, reading kulula, headfirst.
When the prophet SAW some of them, came to them, is to come to Cuba every Friday.
They complained to him.
So he asked the man was leading them. What prevents you from doing what your companions have asked you. And what is causing you to recite this chapter in every unit of prayer.
The man replied to the process. We don't even know what his name is. He replied to the process. Solomon said, O Messenger of Allah, I really love. I love that.
The prophet SAW sometimes said to the rest of them, while saying to him,
You are loving it
in paradise. So I have a law.
That is something is people were upset about, and the promises and upset because of his emotional commitment, his love of that chapter, which led to him to resign, of course, reciting it before every surah is not, it's nothing, it's not a question of,
you know, it was just what he liked to do what he felt driven to do, because of his emotional attachment to that surah.
So, the love of Allah is a facet of sincerity of one's belief in him.
Although loving a law might seem somewhat abstract, the reality is that every reason that humans find for loving other human beings exists in their relationship with God. But on a much greater scale, a much grander scale.
It is the nature of human beings that if someone does something good for them, by giving them something that they needed or wanted,
that they like this person. It's not true. You know, kids, grown ups, all the same. Whoever gives you something wins your heart.
Allah has blessed humans
in many more ways than can possibly be counted.
So, he deserves their wholehearted and unconditional love.
If that love is not there, people are in fact denying his blessings and mercy.
To sincerely declare faith in Allah while denying his mercy is an impossible combination.
To claim the one he leaves in a law, and at the same time denying his mercy. These two don't come together. There has to be real love for a law underlying the declaration. And no other form of love should equal or surpass it. Which is why a lot set into a bucket also verse 165, and there are some among people who take partners, aside from a law, whom they love, as they love a law.
But the believers love a lot more than anyone else.
Well, levena amanu I shared
their love surpasses exceeds
anything else in this world.
The problem problems are also said if a person has the following three qualities he will taste the sweetness of faith that align His Messenger are more beloved to him than anything else.
That's one of the three.
That alone is Mr. morb enough to him than anything else loving Omar may seem difficult to achieve
as God is on scene, and his blessings are not always apparent.
Consequently, great stress on gratitude is made in Islamic teachings.
It is true gratitude that love can develop
from the daily prayers, and Fatiha, which begins with the phrase, all praise and thanks are due to allow him to lead up
to thanking other human beings, about which the prophet SAW Selim said, Whoever doesn't thank people don't think a lot.
Whoever doesn't thank people.
They also don't think alone. And in general, the prophet SAW some of them advise against jealousy saying, Look to those below you as it helps to you to remember a lost favor on you.
By reflection on the Lord's blessings and contemplation on these gifts, the love of Allah can be developed.
And that love is expressed in a variety of different ways.
For example, crying for the sake of Allah.
One of the signs of sincerity, sincere love, sincere love alone is crying for the sake of Allah.
its importance was stressed by the prophet SAW Selim in a number of statements that he made
and abubaker and Omar, they're all known
for crying during prayer, etc. Pereira quoted the brothers elements saying the fire will not touch a person who cries out of the fear of Allah until milk returns to the breasts.
He was also narrated. He also narrated the browser Salama saying, two eyes have been forbidden from the hellfire.
Hellfire will never touch them, an eye which wept out of fear of a law and one would stayed open throughout the night, guarding Islam and his family from cover.
But that I wept that I was swept out of the fear of Allah.
And among the seven shaded by laws drawn on the day in which there would be no set shade, so another group of seven
the prophet SAW Some said one whose eyes fill up with tears when he remembers the law or she remembers the law in private.
So it's not surprising to find it. A common feature among the companions of the process Allen
When the prophet SAW Selim was on his deathbed, he instructed aboubaker should leave Salah, I should told Isaiah his daughter to hold the promises, and the process and life. Of course, if Abu Bakr stands in your place, or messenger of Allah, the people won't be able to hear him due to his excessive crying. So instruct Omar to lead the prayer.
The prophet SAW Selim again said instruct a backer to lead the prayer.
I should then suggested to have some to tell the provinces and then not to let a buckin lead the prayer.
When she didn't, so he said, Stop. You are like the women of Prophet Yusuf,
tell abubaker to lead the prayer obstinance scolded Ayesha saying you've never done me any good.
that's the point I would Walker, regardless of the fact you know, as I shall advise,
he was the one because I wanted him as part of the sign that he was to follow him. He was to be the leader of the Muslims. You know, in spite of this factor.
of the lion she died, he related to that order, but also thoughts crying, would be heard from the last roar rows of the prayers when he recited the verse, I only complained of my grief counselor to Allah.
He was not doing it as much as abubaker. But he did when certain verses, hit him,
touched his heart to that point, he could be heard crying all the way to the last rules of the prayer and this is in mustard and nabawi. You know, this is the biggest, the biggest master at that time here in Medina.
It is also related that winner of mine even a fan these are all the people who
are among the people would be guaranteed paradise.
Whenever I smile, if not five stood at a grave, he would cry until the beard became wet.
On one occasion, he was asked, Why did he not cry at the mention of Paradise and hell, but he cried the grave.
He replied, from Amazon, someone said, the grave is the first abode of the hereafter.
If one is saved from it,
then what follows is made easier. And if one is not saved from it,
then what follows is made more severe.
here are classical examples of that emotional commitment.
Developing that love for a law. Obviously, it's not something inborn. It's something which we have to acquire.
Which is why there's such a great reward for
its foundation is correct knowledge of a line is attributes. And its infrastructure is sincerity in application of that knowledge.
How can we develop it?
One, we can develop it by working on taqwa consciousness of Allah.
taqwa the inner dimension of obedience, has been identified as a source of knowledge
and insight into law.
Law, fear alone alone will teach you
we can strive number point number two we can strive to increase our knowledge read by reading the Quran and the Sunnah.
As a lot told us, I will guide those who strive for my sick to my path.
Well, Edina, jaha delphina the NA Deanna who sabudana.
Also the process also told us to remember death, visit the graves.
That was point number three. Why number four, seek forgiveness from Allah.
seek forgiveness not
Just by saying it's not football stuff, who was a philosopher
by saying, a stop for law, while remembering
our sins, our mistakes, our errors
so that the seeking of a step far of forgiveness from a law has real meaning to it. And it's not just a ritual where people's fingers are just moving, you know, as if they have gotten, you know, some form of
mental diseases, brain diseases, etc, which cause you to lose control of your limbs.
But saying is still far better to say, after your prayer at Stanford Law and remember, a sin so that your stepfather is sincere, and to make 1000s of steadfastness.
People have huge, thicker beads long 1000s of beads on them, you know, counting them,
but it's just a ritual. They're thinking about other things planning other things, and their hands, lips bounds are making the sounds of Easter far, but they're not seeking stuff.
And also make prayers sincere. Are you related that a man asked about some salad to teach him some brief words he said.
Whenever you stand for prayer, pray a farewell prayer. Don't say any words you will regret later. And don't wish for what others have.
Make prayers sincerely for Allah.
Point number six reduce laughter Don't be the
life of the party.
Whenever you come, you make everybody laugh, does no harm in making jokes sometimes, etc. But to be a joker, you know known as the Joker. This just kills heart because process and I said don't laugh too much. Because excessive laughter kills the heart.
Seventh point, force yourself to cry.
You can cry.
Whether in prayer or making two hour whatever, tears are not coming. Then force yourself by thinking about whatever
caused you to cry at some time because of course we all cry sometime, somehow, somewhere.
Those memories are still in our hands so we can go back to the memory. We can cause ourselves to cry. So someone said oh people cry. If you can't cry, then make yourself cry.
Because crying softens the heart
and then pray for it. Make do I
promise or Salam Tatas Hello my anyhow the bigger Ben Ellman. Lyon firewall I seek refuge in new from knowledge is a low benefit. Amin Colombians Colombian layup shop, and from my heart devoid of fear. I mean I in in Latin,
and from an eye which doesn't become filled with tears,
women do I in Leinster job and some unanswered prayers, prayers which are not pensive.
we have examples I gave an earlier example of that individual was emotionally attached to Surah airfloss. And because of that, love for that chapter which is
words of Allah,
had promised him paradise.
we all as we said, can achieve this, because Allah has made this condition this
requirement, something which is only within the realm or the ability
A few. It is something achievable by everyone.
And I've listed
principles that one can follow in order to develop this quality
of emotional commitment
to the dean.
Now, moving on to habit number three,
we must completely trust
Our complete trust is a necessity.
This is one of the characteristics of those who make it to paradise.
Analyze told us very clearly, while a lie he finally at the top, you know,
it is in a law that those who trust should put their trust.
So to believe nothing takes place in this world without a loss permission, and that he is ultimately the creator of everything which exists to lead to complete trust in Him.
It's coming out of our knowledge.
Where does the trust come from? It's not coming from nowhere, it just comes from the heavens into our heads. No, it comes from knowing a law and how a law works.
That knowledge takes us to the point of trust in Him.
And that's why it's trust is
a major part of our faith.
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Gotcha in nursing, was among those promised paradise in this life by the prophets was Allah.
However, the reason for his being among them was due to his inclusion in a large group, who were promised Paradise by the prophets.
My answer what call Allah Wa, for who are hospitalized sufficient for whoever puts the interest in him.
alive in a bus he related that he heard the process and let's say the nations were presented before me.
And I saw a prophet with a small and the followers and another with only one or two people, and yet another with no one with him.
When I saw a large group, I thought it was my nation. But I was told and it was the nation of Musa Moses and these people
that I was told to look at the horizon where I saw a very great group. And I was told this is your mission.
There are among them 70,000 persons who will enter Paradise without any reckoning and without any punishment.
promises and then ask
or he asked.
Those who relate it up with agents relating to him
about who they weren't, was informed and then he related to the companions, as I live in a bass related
who they were, there are those who do not make incantations themselves.
Nor do they ask that it be done for them.
Nor do they read bad omens into events.
And they place their trust in their Lord.
Here are the conditions
they don't make Roca on themselves.
This is beyond
what the salon has taught us to do. Like doing the polls before we go to sleep at night, etc, etc.
And they don't run around asking people to make room for them all the time. We have people it's just
You know, they just run from one rocket to another upgrade to another,
to do all kinds of things,
drinking water that has been recited upon, you know,
writing in zafferano
words of rope propria on paper or addition, pouring water on it and drinking that
rubbing oil, which is special oil, because crime was right over it and all these other kinds of things, people running around doing.
Nor do they read bad omens into events.
No, they don't when such and such happens on us, but that is coming now. In other words, they remain optimistic. They are not pessimists, you know, fearing here left and right, because of incidents that are beyond their control. They read into them bad news.
And they place their trust in the Lord.
When the process and I'm finished saying this Okasha had been medicine. He stood up immediately and said, Please pray to a law that he made me one of them Obasanjo law, as I said, and I said, You're one of them.
than another man stood up and asked, please pray to a law that he made me one of them also, Ross Allen said Okasha as being new to it.
End of story.
Okasha got it.
putting their trust in Allah
to walk the walk.
We have other companions who were given the same promise based on this too awkward, a bizarre lfra was also promised paradise for commitment to placing complete trust in the law.
Without said one day a loss messenger called me and said, will you make a pledge for paradise?
I replied, Yes.
I stretched out my hand and he placed the condition on me saying
that you will not ask anyone for anything.
I said yes.
The added even if your whip falls on your horse, your whip that you get the horse was to get going or speed up. It falls from your hand. You must dismount and pick it up yourself. You don't ask anybody please pick up that with us. Pass it to me please. Of course, this is not halal and haram, you know, this is about a commitment to trusting in a law at the level that most people can't.
It can be done.
But it requires what most people don't have. They don't they're not able to sustain it.
Another companion, whose name was so bad, equal to the process and on one occasion the same, who will guarantee me that he will not ask anyone anything and I will guarantee about as
he said, I will.
And I never used to ask anyone, anything.
That was his commitment.
that is a level of trusting and a law that we can strive towards, minimize our dependence on others.
Trusting in whatever decision was made in our lives.
But like the emotion of love that we spoke about earlier,
trust is not inborn. It is learned and developed.
So there are principles that we can follow.
That can help to build that trust.
The first principle is to have correct belief and knowledge about the law.
Believing for example, and Allah knows best, as I said unto a doctor, perhaps you may dislike something and it's good for you. And you may like something and it's bad for you. A law note llanos while love We are level and you do not know until the latter
You can accept that
part of that
correct belief and knowledge of our allies to know that the law is just, well, I am liberal.
And your Lord will not oppress anyone, no matter what color law he has, whoever
trusts in the law will find him sufficient for him.
Also, the principle that
is follows difficulty.
In the nursery, you saw, with every difficulty comes ease. These are
concepts which Allah has put in the Koran, which are the foundation in terms of knowledge
necessary to build that trust in the law.
We can also reflect on the examples of the lives of the early prophets and the righteous from the crime. And then the findings of asylum all that examples can show us the way.
And also being in the company of those who have strong trust in the law.
You know, that rubs off on us when we around those attached to those close to those who have good,
firm trust in the law.
It helps us to build our own trust. And then of course, there's drives that we make, like God is the fara, which help us helps us in the trust. There's a lot of hygenic people do but you should know that a lot of Hydra is not authentic, or do is too hard is whenever you have a decision
that you want to get the laws guidances you put your trust in the law,
after making the decision by making the two units of prayer and making the supplication to our list.
And those that those do us or that do it itself is basically about putting wants to trust an ally you're saying or like, this is good for me in my life in my deal. And make it easy for me if it's not good for me in my life and my team.
Take it away from me
looking for a laws guidance on the matter.
will save for next week. Yeah, I think
Well, we're ahead.
Just check the rain clouds for next week shake and just let us know, maybe a storm come in and
put it off.
Yeah, Ababa in Ethiopia, the weather is quite temperamental over there today. So somehow we've had to interruptions but Shaykh Bilal has got to three of the points of the successful person in this world. hamdulillah. And it's been a pleasure. As always, we're going to restart this lesson from point number four next week at 10am. UK time which is is it 12
midday, Addis Ababa time and probably about 9pm, New Zealand time, that would be correct, I think of all of those three destinations in the world. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala make it easy for our brothers and sisters to be able to follow the first three points. So for us to follow the correct knowledge and obviously that means be a Muslim and be upon the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammed sauce and the righteous as priestesses by the ship has been mentioning hamdulillah and have an emotional connection connectivity with that, you know, that knowledge with Allah subhanho wa Taala and with the Prophet Muhammad SAW some for us to be really engaged fully and committed
emotionally intelligent Lee,
psychologically in all ways, physically Of course.
trust in allow which is our last third point, you know, which is which is in in bumpus in the sixth pillar,
A man that is other what is the belief in other but trust in Allah?
trust, trust in Allah, Allah has decided what is best for us. Under the law, Mr. Shah
LOD is determined and whatever he does, he wishes he does. We have to believe that it is for the best
very good shake blowout is awful here. So we've gone through those points we'll point number four with resume at 10. Once again 10am. UK time Saturday, that Saturday, so just every Saturday at 10 o'clock in the morning, or if you're in Addis Ababa or that neck of the woods in Africa, then it will be 12 midday, if you're anywhere near New Zealand, then it will be 9pm so you've got the three time zones there. And you can work out where you are according to the three time zones and what time he needs to join us. But until then, from the voice of Islam team from myself usip chambers in Leicester, UK from shake barrel in Addis Ababa. We will leave you
and we pray Allah subhanaw taala allows you to have these first three points firmly firmly established in your life. I mean, salaam aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh shake the law and the audience. When it comes to law you better get