Channel: Bilal Philips
we All have to know how to thank God
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a long walk the hula shriek Allah, wa shadow Anna Mohammedan Abdullah who are a solo. Indeed All praise is due to a law and as such we should praise Him, seek His help and seek His forgiveness. And we should seek refuge from Allah from the evil which is within ourselves, and the evil which results from our deeds. For whomsoever Allah has guided, none can misguide. And whomsoever Allah has allowed to go astray, none can guide and I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah.
And I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the last messenger of Allah.
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Indeed, the most truthful form of speech is the book of Allah, the best source of guidance, the guidance brought by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the worst of all affairs are the innovations in religion. For indeed, every innovation in religion is a cursed innovation.
And all cursed innovation are sources of misguidance. And all misguidance leads ultimately, to help brothers and sisters.
Today, I would like to address a fundamental principle of our faith,
a principle which has huge ramifications in all aspects of our lives. A principle which allows one to Allah has stressed,
in no uncertain terms,
in so many various areas of our ibadah, from our daily prayers, to our fast, to Zakah, to hedge everything of Islam,
is based on this most fundamental principle. And I'm not speaking specifically about the fundamental principle of tawheed, which we all know is the most fundamental principle. But instead, I'm talking about a principle which
we today have neglected
in our day to day lives, and the consequence, is very grave and very dear.
The principle I'm speaking about, is the gratitude principle.
The gratitude principle, which allows one to Allah, placed in our daily prayers 17 times a day, the very first words that we utter
words which Allah has prescribed for our worship,
the first words of the Quran
It is in common use,
as words, when we are greeted, and asked How are you? We answer Alhamdulillah.
But the reality of Alhamdulillah
is not manifest in our lives.
Because like all other aspects of a bada
we have to
take the example of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam.
for ourselves, in order that we can fulfill those acts of a bada
in the way, which Allah prescribed them.
So when Allah made the first words of Al Fatiha Alhamdulillah
he was making a statement,
which we need to have manifest in our lives.
gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Our very faith is based on gratitude.
Those who disagree
believe in Allah.
You hear in their words in gratitude.
is what drives us as part of the motivating factor for us to worship Allah.
The more grateful we are, the better our worship.
The more ungrateful we are,
the worse our worship, the more inferior our worship.
If we just consider
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a pseudonym which Prophet Mohammed Salah Salam used to do regularly in his life,
recorded by his companions, his wives, they spoke about him doing it on a regular basis that Sunnah is known as sujood, a sugar
the prostration for
Now Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam was known to do this whenever any major good occurred in his life.
He would immediately fall down in frustration.
If I were to ask now, how many people in the past week
did sujood a shocker, put your hand up
What does this mean?
If I asked in the past month, how many people did still do the shocker?
What does this mean?
Is this something so difficult? You know, we have certain elements had okay if I asked how many people made Hajj can understand, Hajj has difficulties.
You need finance you need means you need so many things to be able to do Hajj.
But so Judah sugar
that only requires that we fall down on our faces and praise the last one to Allah and thank him
and only six people did it in the past week. Eight people did it in the past month. What is that thing?
Last month Allah has told us very clearly in the Quran
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If you are thankful, I will increase
my blessing on you.
Whatever I've blessed you with I will increase it this is the promise of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
are not thankful.
And we wonder why we have so many problems.
If this nation
which began as a nation,
a grateful nation,
a nation known for its giving thanks to a loss of Allah to Allah.
If we have become an ungrateful nation, then there is no surprise that we are in the state that we are in.
Because this in gratitude,
Allah subhanaw taala labeled it cover
because the rest of that verse, Allah said there
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And if you disbelieve
then No, my punishment is severe.
The scholars of tests tafsir tell us when Allah said and if you disbelieve, he saying if you are ungrateful, he has called in gratitude, this belief.
It is equivalent to this belief.
giving thanks to God, it became meaningless because there is no God.
What is the consequence? The consequence is that every day,
every single day 101 Americans commit suicide.
The most powerful country in the world,
the most economically advanced.
The top of the pyramid
101 Americans killed themselves every day.
3500 Canadians every year.
And the majority of them
who kill themselves 75% of them kill themselves because of depression.
depression where people who are depressed, they cannot see any good in anything.
Everything is bad, there's no good in their lives.
This is the consequence is not to say every depressed person is a consequence of this, but to a large degree,
a society and ungrateful society breeds depression.
And it is spreading amongst Muslims.
Though in the past, we were not known for this.
It is spreading amongst us.
So it is essential for us to go back
to the foundations of our faith and make sure that they are solid
because any structure built on
weak foundations falls.
And that is what's happening.
It is crumbling around us.
We are not surviving in this society.
I asked last month Allah
to give us the reality of gratitude to him to bring us back to Serato Mr. Team,
that path of those who are grateful and believed before us.
And we ask Allah to keep us firmly on that path and to bring our families to that path and to forgive our negligence and in gratitude, which has gone before akula Colorado istockphoto lolly welcome. Melissa muslimeen I'm in Columbus faster through in no Wallah for Rahim.
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How do we attain gratitude?
First and foremost,
all of the various acts of worship
which have in them
words of gratitude, we need to give them meaning.
We need to take them from the realm of sounds
and meaningless expressions and make them truly words of gratitude.
as we know,
every day we are advised by the prophet SAW Salaam to remember our law.
After our daily prayers, after we eat when we get up in the morning, when you leave our homes
when we return to our homes.
Before we go to sleep at night.
We are encouraged to remember a lot because
The foundation of gratitude comes from remembrance of Allah.
If we're not conscious of a law, then it is not going to be possible to be grateful to him.
So we should be conscious, we should be aware
of a law in our lives of the blessings that he has put in our lives. So as to Judah sugar is something we should try to do regularly.
Virtually every day, there is some good things happening to us.
So we should revive the sooner the sooner mwah, cara, and fall down on our faces regularly,
saying Suhana be alala
and thanking Allah,
in our own languages.
being truly grateful, reflecting on the good that he has put in our lives, and truly thanking him. We need to do this.
After each and every prayer, we have been taught words of remembrance. So Pamela, will hamdu Lillah wa Allahu Akbar. However, these words of remembrance, we have disgraced
these words of remembrance, are no longer words of remembrance for the majority of us.
Instead of saying Suhana law
in our haste to finish this ritual, we contract the word and say instead, SPen law.
Instead of saying Alhamdulillah, we say, Hamlet,
and instead of saying Allahu Akbar, we say, lock bar. So we can say, span lambda lock bar,
we can say it very quickly, and finish it off.
But all of us know, if somebody addressed us, our name is Mohammed and somebody said, Come here, Muhammad. Muhammad, I want you to do this for me.
Are you going to appreciate?
Is it okay? Somebody calls you Mama, are gonna say no, my name is Mohammed please, not mamod
Well, if we can be displeased with somebody, contracting our name and distorting it, how do you think our law looks at our remembrance instead of saying Alhamdulillah we are saying habla
is that remembrance of Allah hamdullah
for sure, it is not.
For sure, it is not.
In fact, we are distorting the laws names, instead of doing something which should be pleasing to Allah remembering him, so that that remembrance would impact in our lives.
We disgrace ourselves
by distorting His names
in our haste, to get away from worshipping Him.
This is a grave situation my brothers and sisters a grave situation
which we need to address. It is something very small, but it lies at the root of our faith.
If we cannot worship Allah in the simplest matters properly,
then how can we worship Him in the greater match matters?
So, my brothers and sisters, we have to bring new meaning to our worship.
We have to worship Allah, as he deserves to be worshipped.
As Prophet Mohammed Salim said when he was asked, after standing up at night until his feet were swollen,
he was asked a messenger of Allah, why are you exerting yourself so much when allies forgiving your past sins and your future sins? His response was, shouldn't I be a grateful servant of Allah?
Shouldn't I be grateful?
Allah has given us from salatu salam purification from sin, from Ramadan to Ramadan had so many different things, purifying us of sin yet where is our gratitude
it is missing from
So we have fallen into that evil state of disbelief in practice, though we say we believe
we want to believe.
But in practice, our actions, our actions, of course, as I describe them in the Quran, I asked Allah, Allah to bring us back to the example of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. About whom Allah said in the Quran in the lower melodica Who is aluna? Allenby Yeah, even Edina amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam Otis Lima Allahumma salli ala Muhammad, Allah Allah Hamad come out so later on I Rahim, Allah Allah Brahim in naka hamidou Majeed, ask Allah to Allah, to bring us back to this fundamental principle of our faith, to make gratitude manifest in all of our thoughts, our words and our actions,
to make us truly grateful servants of him and to increase the blessings which he gives to the world and to the believers in particular, I asked Allah, Allah to increase those blessings upon us through our gratitude towards him.
barakallahu li comb and ask Allah to keep us firmly on this path, so that we may leave this world with our last words being La ilaha illAllah alchemists Optimus