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Allah And His Messenger In Our Lives
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this month Alhamdulillah is called Ravi lol which means in Arabic The first spring, and it is the month that our prophets Eliza was born in, and it's a blessing month. For that reason. The prophets Allah Islam was asked in Sahih Muslim about fasting on the day of Monday, and he said he wanted to. In other words, I was born in that day. So it's good day too fast, because of the blessing of his birthday. And the one of the traditions of the Muslims was during this month, after about the seventh century, they began to revive the enumeration of his qualities and his blessed personality. Now, I would just like to take this opportunity on this day visiting your community to remind you of
a few things. One of them is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a hadith that is from Satan or Ali, or the Allahu anhu, he said, Alamo Allah to come, sir, as a facade, teach your children three qualities
of love of your prophet.
Early he and love of his family will cheat our record an inheritor of Quran
because the teach them love of the Prophet, love of his family, and teach them how to recite the Quran, because those who carry the Quran whom Allah man Abba minority on the piano there on these
terraces of light on the Day of Judgment. So the prophets Allah Islam told us to teach our children to love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam inculcating love of the Prophet is one of the most important things in Islam, particularly for non Arab people more than Arab people for a major reason. And that is that historically, Islam spread amongst the Arabs,
with the poor on the margins of the Koran was something that the early Arabs when they heard it, after a period of time, even though the initial response against it was based on their genitalia. As the Arabic of the Quran began to permeate their hearts, more and more of them became certain Iceman had been known, for instance, said Kenny Aleppo, Allah sallallahu Sallam and Islam from Islam to stay here and Minho. What I can imagine at the heart of tobyhanna smaato Pousada in the La Jolla.
San what you tell you the rapport between her and fascia when a monk or what back in the Quran, if this man had been made their own said that the prophets Allah exam was so constant in his asking me to become a Muslim Kenny, Allahu Allah. Yeah. It is to just be consistent, unrelenting. And he said, finally I relented and became a Muslim. But faith did not enter my heart until I heard the words of Allah in the law Yamato but I did what I sang that Allah joins to righteousness to justice and to charity. And when he heard those verses, his the man entered his heart. Now this is a man who live with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And despite that he himself said that it
was the Arabic of the Quran, that overwhelmed him. Now when the Muslims moved into the non Arab land, the thing that convinced the non Arabs more than anything else, was the character of the people that they were seeing. And the character of those people was the character of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because those people embodied the hallmark of the messenger, his character were in nikka Anna
And Alvin, you are in a vast character. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the mobile Studio tamina macadam, in Accra, I was only sent to complete, noble character. And so those things that he embodied himself and the prophets Allah sent him never did anything, or told anybody to do anything, except that he himself was the first to apply it in his own life. And this is why his teaching had such an extraordinary impact. Now as it moved into the non Arab countries, they did not become Muslim through the Quran because they couldn't understand the Quran. I mean, we talk about warranties that are on the miracle of the Quran. Most Arabs don't know the miracle of poron. The
modern Arabs don't know because they haven't studied. They haven't studied by law. You know, they haven't studied rhetoric or studied the Quran.
It's sounds amazing to people, even to non Arabs, they hear the Koran and they can recognize that something is very unique about it. But to really understand a jazz or Koran, the miracle of Quran, it takes many years of serious study, because people forget that the Arabs at the time of the Quran had reached the pinnacle of language. The Arabs had reached their Pinnacle every people have a period where the language is the highest in Greek. It was at the time of Homer, what they call attic Greek, is the highest level of Greek that the Greek people have ever had, nobody's ever been able to replicate the eloquence of that period. During the English language, it was the Elizabethan period,
nobody's ever been able to reach the level of the language of the great playwrights and poets of the late 16th and early 17th century. It's a fact of the English language and it's admitted by any English professor. Now the same is true for the Arabic at the time of the seventh century, the Arabs had reached their pinnacle of language. And that is why the the the great poets of the Arabian Peninsula, they were all, either they had just died at the time the prophets Eliza arrived, or a few of them were still alive. Now when they came, when the prophets lies and brought the Quran at home, they were unable to imitate the Quran. And the other Arabs who were eloquent by their nature, they
Selita like the Arab say, they could say poems offhand, they could get up and give a an extemporaneous talk with very adequate eloquence and such as what they call such as type of rhyming prose. They could do all these things. But when the Quran came, they didn't know what to make of it. It wasn't poetry, it wasn't such that it wasn't prose, it didn't fit into any of the categories of language that they were aware of. And yet they recognized in it, a phenomenon that they hadn't seen, because one of the secrets of the Quran is that in in language, if you take any language, and you write something in it, a master of rhetoric could come and improve on it, but it gets to a certain
point where you can't improve on it. You can't improve on the language.
So if you look at for instance, if you look at the statement in English To be or not to be that is the question, you can't find a more eloquent way of making that statement, which is why it's what it is. If you read the soliloquies of Shakespeare, you can't improve on them if you tried your best, but there are lines in Shakespeare that can be improved on they're considered weak lines. Every poet in jalur had what they called
a Piatra kikah. Like weak line, every port in our case, the bead, Zuhair, all of them have weak lines that can be improved on and this is what the the great rhetoricians when they would look and analyze the poetry you get no father. These are the critics of poetry. And they would say this is a weak line, and then they would explain why it's a weak line because he's using words that are not Farsi, using it could be more of love, it could have more eloquence had he said it like this, but bucketed bacala and he went through the entire Koran and showed how nothing in the Quran can be improved upon in its language. So if you take a verse like Allahu Allah either in the whole room,
and you look at that, and when talking about the attributes and qualities of a lot, you cannot improve on a verse like that. If you take a verse of blame or sensor like Tibet, Yeah, that'd be the husband, whatever. You can't improve on Tibet. Yeah, that'd be the husband, whatever. You can't say that in a better way in the Arabic language, to say what is meant to be said in that you can improve on kotova dhania. Right, you can improve on it as her own your own. I said, you cannot hide him. You can
and improve on that. So what he showed is that the edges of the Quran is that the language reached its Pinnacle. And to bring an entire book like this
is not in the capacity of a human being, to bring an entire book. Now there's enough amongst the onomah about era jazz. Is there a jazz or an n? a jazz that is impossible because Allah will not allow it, or is it linguistically simply impossible for a lot to replicate it that the Obama debate on? And some of them say the fact that none of them could even bring one Surah three verses they couldn't do it like Kuru Allah had the last summit or in Athena Calcutta. So if you look at the masala medica dab, he was a liar. He claimed he was a prophet, but when he attempted to bring up Quran, it was it was silly, he couldn't do it. And Hobbes Hobbes on will akima to lokman with 30
that he thought I mean, it's it's like silly. And field one madaraka Murphy, Allahu Donna Boone Waterman. He couldn't do it. Even though he was an extremely eloquent person and when I will bucker heard what masina ma said. He said to them, tobacco Anahata Did you follow him based on these silly things? Do you see so
that's a Philip Allah annum. I mean, I inclined towards that it's actually linguistic. But Allah knows best. So the point is, is that the Arabs when when the Quran came, they knew it was mortgages, but when they went to the ATM, what did they have to bring them? If you recite Quran? If you go out here and say Quran is Marchesa? nutone American Quran is Marchesa. Well, first of all, what's more, Jesus means miracle. Oh, it's a miracle. How's it a miracle? It's you can't the language is amazing. Like what? Well like that book, no doubt in it.
And then he says, What do you mean that book no doubt in it.
Guidance for the people of taqwa piety? And he says, Well, what what's the miracle about that? I mean that a cricketer will rip hudl in Mottaki, if you translate it into English. I met a man he said. He said he'd read the Quran. And I said, What did you think he said, to me, it was confusing. And I said to him,
you didn't read it because it's you can't translate it. He said, What do you mean can't translated as and I recited to him the beginning of sort of ramen or ramen and Miranda Horton in Santa Ana Maria Shunsuke Nakamura, Horace Mann. And when I recite and I recited it slowly with tears, we, and he said, I understand.
He could just hear in the sounds that how do you translate those sounds? How do you translate GNS? How do you translate
the BOP, you know, those qualities in Arabic are very difficult to transfer into another language, you would need a master to even approximate the meaning somebody like Shakespeare, who would have to be a master in Arabic and a master of English before they could even come close to conveying the eloquence of the Arabic. So when you go out there, you're not going to convince anybody in the united states that the Quran is a miracle from God, based on English translations, it's not going to happen, they might get something out of it, they might see that, oh, this Yeah, this makes a lot of sense. This is like the Bible, whatever, but it's not like the Bible. So nonlinear book, but the
thing that that the non Arabs responded to, was the Prophet sallallahu sallam, which is why wherever you go in the non Arab world, there is an immense love of the Messenger of Allah, if you go to South Asia, if you go to Pakistan, or India or turkey, or if you go to Indonesia, or if you go to Malaysia, you will see that there is an immense love of the Messenger of Allah, because it was through the messenger or allows character that those people entered Islam. It was through the help of the Yemeni merchants who went to Indonesia and South India, their high character that they convinced people that this was a true religion, they wouldn't cheat in their transactions. They were
more concerned about a fair price than about making profit. And then if somebody was unable to pay his debts, they would actually forgive them because they want it to be forgiven from Allah. They were the embodiment of the law of the Prophet of Allah. So Allah it will it will send them now that character of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam if you look today,
in the Muslim world is absent.
People have it on their walls wakulla Nastya Krishna but if you accidentally run somebody off the road, Allah you could have baytech you know he's not doing what pulling in a nasty Krishna. He's not following infallibility here accent.
Really, I'm This is the reality. They have people put them on that
Walls they put these wonderful ethical principles on their walls, but they're not in the heart.
And the reason for that is because they're divorced from the character of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam. And that is because inculcating love of the Messenger of Allah is something that has to be done from an early age. It has to be done so that there's love of sacrifice. What animal a nephew como rasulillah, the early Sahaba, the messenger was walking among them, there were Sahaba that were willing to die for him. They would during the Battle of that were so badly that I was jumping to catch arrows. He had 72 wounds on that day.
By his own testimony, a man saw him change his shirt and his body was covered with wounds with scars, scar tissue. And he said, What's that from? He said, it was the day of guarding the Messenger of Allah.
And that's that those were people that they weren't weren't doing that because they were trained because they were Secret Service because they were being paid. They had,
you know, insurance policies and that's not why they were doing they were doing it because they love the Messenger of Allah and they loved him more than they love themselves. And the prophets, Allah lighty where it was sent him said that Athan men Cana men canopy he wasn't alone. Hello with him and there are three things that if they're in a person, they find the hell out of him and the first one is a new clue on your county law who was who had the la mina suwama that Allah and His Messenger are more beloved to anything other than them say Norma was sitting with the province he said will lie in your head buka acara
min min Cooley shansi one FCM le t Bane agenda I love you better than anything except my own knifes that's between my sides and and the province that will lie to me No I had to come had to akuna have been a min min min max min min min min Malley he was allowed to he will added he will never see a Latina jambay none of you believe until he loves me more than he loves his wealth his children his parents even his own self there's between a side and and and Cena online at that point he said well I have a manipulative energy and he said I'll anioma now on your mind's complete that was our winner haha. He loved the product more than he loved himself and love of the Prophet if your children are
not given love of the Prophet now. Do you see? If you look you ask them about who who what this basketball player this football player they know statistic they know what what what athlete hit 350 last year, they know what shoes
the basketball players were. They know what who starred in this field they know who played seraphina up in the film, but they don't know who set up was.
They'll know the actor that played him in the film, but they don't know him.
They know all the names of Pokemon but they can't give you the 99 names of God.
I mean, this is the reality of the age we're living in. You see if you don't inculcate in your children, a love of Allah and His Messenger then you that you're disobeyed on his messenger because Alamo is fairly little job you have to
teach them inculcate in them a love of Allah and His messenger. Now the only way you can do that is if you love Allah and His messenger. Because you can't give somebody said *ing to say
the Arabs, they say somebody that doesn't have something can't give it.
And then you have to ask yourself where is a law on your list of priorities because God put man first but most men put God last in their lives.
You have to look where online is on your list of priorities allows you to look for a woman and as a man, a
woman, a nasty man, your tuxedo and ngadimin dooney died, you should
amongst humanity are people that love idols,
as they should love Allah.
One Latina I'm ashamed to say vanilla. But those who believe love God more than other people love their idols, and that are replacements is the nid is is something that's like something else. It's something that you can exchange one for the other because they're so similar. So the Allies saying that there are people out there who have replacements for God, they have replacements for God and they love those replacements. As they should love Allah subhana wa Tada. But then Allah says, while at the nominal, a Shinto vanilla, those who believe love God more than these
People love their replacements to Allah subhana wa Tada. Now, if you look at what people out there do for dunya, you ask yourself, are you doing anywhere near that for your asherah there's people that get up every morning, five o'clock for their dunya. Every morning, you'll see them heading to work on the highway at five, and there's people for their body. They'll get up at five o'clock every morning, they'll jog for 20 3040 minutes. Every morning, they'll do that religiously. There's people out there that do that. There's people that build things to put people to sleep.
Right hotels, huge hotel like this is a big giant. Look how much money went into this? And you look at that, and what did they do it for? To make money?
Because that's what they that's what they worship. That's what they love. They love money. People love money. Money lets me do things that I can't do if I don't have any money. But where did you put money on your list of priorities? Is money more important to you than your religion? Because if you sacrifice more for money than you sacrifice for your religion, that's where that's your priority. That's where you put it. You put that over that. So if you want to know where you stand with a law, you have to look at where Allah stands with you.
It's as simple as that.
Where you prioritize yourself, what is important to you as a human being?
What takes precedence over everything else, even by Allah in the heckum says, And have you either asked Maha yaku mother, Ramada young will appeal to young mothers and young one after the other labia.
foolish people, when they get up in the morning, they say what am I going to do today? And he said sagacious people will say what is God going to do with me today?
What What is Allah going to do with me today? because anybody who's in any sense of awareness about life on Earth, knows that he's in the hands of Allah subhana wa Tada, all your plans can fail. Every plan you made, every plan that you made, can fail in one instant. It can all be taken away from you everything.
You can work 20 3040 years to build a business and you can lose it overnight.
You can raise a family you can lose them in one in one instant, your whole family 3040 years of investment, time energy, love commitment. And all those children that could just be taken away in a car accident, in a plane accident, anything. Anything that you do in this life.
It's completely in the hands of Allah subhana wa Tada. But ignorant people are unaware of that. They think that they're doing things and that's why those people that you should go to. And that Anca Bella, when Allah subhana wa lo euro Allah de Navarra mo is your honor.
And naraku watari de hegemony and that in reality, everything is God's that all ability in the world is Allah subhanho wa Taala. Ana's would that they would see that these people are pressing themselves by having replacements for Allah, would that they would see when they see on the day of judgment that they're looking at a punishment for wasting their life. Would they would see that one Allah should either either and that Allah has he has punishment. If you don't believe in in punishment, just look out in the world.
I mean, it's it's all over. There's people suffering, suffering is real. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says that and then what happens is about a rotten Latina to get a mineral in a taboo.
Those who were followed, you know, these undead the replacements for God, they say we had nothing to do with these people, even chiffon.
Even ship on your tabara. He's free of anybody that associated with him.
Right. He learns how to convince dejectedly I just invited you and you answered, I didn't force you to do anything. That's what Shelton says he gives a hook but to everybody in hell.
See, it's a hook but he literally gets up and he gives a hook. And he tells them all Don't blame me let her know Mooney Don't blame me. I just I invited you and you answered Luma and Fusco, just blame yourselves now. Because everybody in the dunya it's always blaming everybody else, but in the outcome. Everybody has to take responsibility for themselves. If they don't do it in this world, they're going to do it in the next world is one or the other. So that's that's the reality of it. Though. People think that they're doing things and they don't and that's why Allah subhana wa Tada, what does he say? That they when they see it grow and adapt with Takata to be humorous, bad. They
lose all means all the means are gone. They no longer have means to do anything. In the era. You had the means here and you didn't use them.
Do you see it's like it's like a person who's
Got he's got the the field, he's got the seeds, he's got the plow, and he sits on on on a chair, drinking mint juleps all all
spring long. And then when harvest season comes, his neighbors are all harvesting. And he's not
all he only has himself to blame. He had everything all the above were there but now it's the time for as bad was over. And that's what happens in the era.
And that's why people have to ask themselves seriously, where they have put a line is messenger in their scheme of things. Because Allah puts you first in creation, man is at the top, and the Messenger of Allah put his own ma over everything. He put his own, he could have had a wonderful life. He could have had a he could have had the moon in his right in the sun is that he could have had mountains of gold. He they could have made him made him king of Arabia. They would have married him all the best women in their community. They offered him everything. But he wouldn't do it. Because he wasn't thinking about himself. That wasn't his concern. His concern was Almighty
On the day of buzzer he said Oh Allah inherited had he pifa familia Gouda if this pie is lost, who will worship you purely? That was his concern?
I thought if when he was asked to destroy the people, he said, Are you and yakushima swaby him and Yahoo de la la sharika why to luxury? No, I don't want them to die because I hope from their from their loins will come children that will worship Allah subhana wa he wasn't out for personal vengeance. They humiliated him they threw stones at him they did all this he wasn't out for personal vengeance. He put this on my first and that's why the oma has to azim was aware of you put the Messenger of Allah that's what we all have to ask ourselves. Where did we put the Messenger of Allah in our lives because he put us first.
That's what he did.
And he should be first in our children's lives. We should inculcate in our children, a love of the Messenger of Allah, everything that every good comes from the Messenger of Allah. By Allah subhana wa he is the means by which every good has come to us. And if men not good enough, let me assure you that if you don't thank God, people you haven't thanked God.
You haven't thanked them.
And that's why Allah Subhana Allah Yamamoto the convener come Well, it's meant to an equanimity.
It's mama Nima is the prophets Allah Islam is that is the completion of this blessing is in the Messenger of Allah and XML to a camel is finished, but it's mom, it goes on and that's why on Yama, Yama, he makes shift for his community on the geometry when everybody else has never seen FC, even Isa and a Sam was saying I've seen I've seen Moses, the Christian prophet will say enough's enough. See, the Jewish prophet will say enough. senousy Abraham, la Sadam, all of them will say enough's enough See, except the one who's given more common Mahmoud, he says Ahmed Ahmed, and even makes intercession for the non Muslims to move out of the
out of the terror of waiting for the judgment. That's your fatted Cobra.
So that that's what you have to think about. All of us have to think about where we have put a line is messenger in our lives. Because if they're anywhere other than first our image is is weak.
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and wanting to work for them,
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