The Qualities of Those Whom Allah Loves #1
Channel: Hatem al-Haj
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to begin with,
Essential gratitude to the people does not show gratitude or not. So the one who came up with an idea of this topic and put together the structure, this talk is actually brother me. So, you may you may thank him for for choosing this topic, it's a beautiful topic, the topic of Los Alamos
and those of others as well as a Muslim.
And today, inshallah we'll go over one of those types, which is known.
And we'll talk about
the other days, we'll talk about it
to be different types of people different categories.
But to begin with, is is appropriate, because Allah subhanaw taala did not send a brand
loves anyone more than he said that he loves them, in particular, in five places in the
which would make us
wonder what the who are marcion? And how will they get there, how will they become my city, and you should certainly talk about the concept of accent, but we will talk about the concept of sound by reflecting on the very verses that are lost,
told us that he loves
because reflecting on these particular verses in which our model this
will give us a great idea perfect idea about
where the concept of upset
will also be mentioned in this talk, and will reflect on
of the studies or, inshallah, we will try to make it brief, but I don't know how great it will leave time for cassava.
My intent is to make this brief because you have
so many of your empire. So my intent is to make this as brief as possible, but to reflect on the verses of the concept that
you may not be able to
finish this. And
so the verses that
told us that he loves it.
And the reason why I'm not I'm not translating,
it is extremely difficult to translate
how we translate the concept. And this is basically not because of the superiority of the Arabic language, versus English.
And we do believe that a lot chose Arabic for a purpose. And the language does have
some distinct characteristics for which I was chosen to be the language of his final testament, or his final revelation. But the words the terminology have already acquired
wide scope of implications, you know, those particular words that we use, learn to accept
the word some of
the words that got these words,
not because of their
Korean and Arabic users, but because of the implications they acquired over time.
In the front end, and so now the profits of some of them and
our legacy, our heritage, that we inherited from our righteous predecessors, and from our great demands and scholars, these words have already acquired meanings to reduce the meanings
To like one translation or one interpretation wouldn't be possible would be possible.
So I might send him if we will come to see that there are
certain meanings attached to the word accept the meaning of perfection,
the meaning of kindness, protection, kindness, when we talk about things, right, and the lack of
prescribed kindness, in every method in every regard, concerning everything.
So when we talk about payments, we can talk about perfection. But we also want to talk about beauty. Right? And they are all in interconnected. Kindness, perfection and beauty. Hassan is beautiful, what a beautiful face. So Sam is about perfection. It's about excellence. It's about beauty. It's about kindness. It's about all of this.
But there is an important thread that we will
discover when we reflect on the IRA.
There is a very important thread.
That thread is that
people will never falter.
They don't wait for the purpose. They don't waver in intent. We don't waver in action. They just don't waver, they never falter. It has to do it has to do not only with the apparent meanings of accent, beauty, perfection, excellence, kindness. But the common thread here is that they never lose sight focus. They never waver, you know, they never lose sight of the purpose of their existence. And that is the common thread. So lots of, for instance, mentions and sort of typical piece of either
our axiom in
first verse in the
spelling of a loved one.
And do not, do not
cause yourself destruction.
Be excellent in your column?
That's what what what we're
saying for the most
those who show perfection, so excellence, those those who don't falter, or
show weakness, weakness of the resolve,
while the lady listers, you know, the story of this verse
told us that when, when Allah subhanaw taala give victory to His Prophet said to themselves, well, let's take care of our business, we have supported the profits,
and victorious. Now let's go back and take care of our farms take care of our business. That's our word farmers. Farming takes a lot of dedication and takes a lot of attention and so on. And we have been collecting or working with the business for several several years, and we were done. We have done where it's not that we are leaving the province or something in the middle of the way.
The province of Southern Victoria, Allah subhanaw taala told the toll that it never ends, you know, that pursuit of Paradise never ends. And there would be always work for you to do and don't ever walk back to your heels. Don't ever give up the cause. For give up. It's not
intended to give up the cause, like, you know, what am I gonna pray
for? No, it's just that, you know, we will not
basically have this complete undivided attention to the cause because the cause has been fulfilled.
The cause has been fulfilled.
The purpose of the victory, victory, the cause has been fulfilled a lot more than the cause is never fulfilled.
The cause of serving a loss of your purpose of existence is to serve the last
until the last breath that is when the cause for you has been fulfilled when it went
comes to you the cost is not fulfilled, until, you know, the last breath leaves your chest.
So last time I told them one typical piece of good luck continue, like, some have been spending and
they are the supporters they are a few people will give an entry so that we have been
studying them. Now, continue.
Don't let weakness before your result.
Continue to spend continue to support the cause.
And righteousness show,
act with perfection act with excellence. And
so that's the first purpose. And it has to do with this perseverance with endures carry on, you know, the, you know, complete finishes
off and the cream on top of the cake. That's what
it is. You know, that's why when we talk about beauty that is usable? Do you ever work on beautifying a building? For a bridge? Or any structure? before you finish up the foundation? before you finish the pillars of the walls and paint? Do you ever work on finding the main thing? Would you have you ever worked on a farm amending the mustard before you build the foundation? before you've finished the walls and taylorism see the
beauty comes at the end. That is to top it off, to finish enough to complete it to perfect. That's what beauty is about. Right? So beauty is that the ultimate thing. That's why something is described as beautiful. It means it is uppermost it is ultimate in its perfection because no one would pay attention to beauty before they have already work on the foundation and the structure and everything is complete. Everything sound everything is strong. And now we work on ornamenting unifying
whether it is a physical structure, or
those who spend in ease of hardship they spend, they continue to spend
it's about the extra mile. It's about the extra step, it's about the extra effort, Sam is about the extra mile. It is it is about like I said finished capita, complete, perfect, don't stop here, do a little bit more. You know, so they're not only spending in Sephora, they're also spending they're not only spending in each piece peace but also during parcher which takes endurance it takes resolve you know it takes you to not lose sight of the purpose, the purpose of your existence, I will continue this man you know the beauty of the Catholic Academy according to the medical staff, it is accountabilities
obligatory on each and everyone who has more than sustenance for one day. Can you imagine
you know, quite in accordance with these it is obligatory on people who have the facade which is this accountable production
because that is the definition of being wealthy is to have an assault
and the apply the same standards that they apply as a Catholic as a Catholic. But if you take the money and suffering from any position, which
is obligatory and everyone was more than sustenance for more than one day, that is to train people on giving.
Even if you have food for your family, yourself and your family that is only sufficient for one day. Tomorrow, I would I have no food to eat more. I have no money to purchase food for tomorrow, and I have no food tomorrow. But I will give all of the surplus that I have more than whatever is more than this sustenance for one day for myself and my family. I will give it to the poor. If you're poor, you're extremely poor. If you have food only for one day, you're extremely bored.
But that is training for you to be on giving, even in the time of hardship, even through poverty. So let me
minimize, so those who spend the
hardship and for those who control covering in our life, those who suppress their rage, control and suppress the rage,
that's important that suppress the rage is extremely important and is extremely important for us, we tend to be most of us come from backgrounds,
whatever that means, but
but it is important for us, particularly people who are warm blooded,
show help to show forbearance. Because, you know, you're being tested a little bit harder in this regard.
You know, people who come from different ethnic backgrounds, they have different tests, you know,
a variety of this, you may be an insulin dispensing background, it's also the individual personal differences. Some people are born with certain characteristics and qualities that are challenging. And it is, it is never an engineer, because who gave you some luck? Come on, it's never a big, it's just that your test is a little bit different. Don't think that your your fellow next to you does not have his own challenges, like the different variety of challenges, everybody has challenges. So if you were born
with temporary issues, problems, you know, short fuse,
that is your challenge work on it. So forbearance is basically your goal here to be forbearing to experience the practice.
And forbearance is your goal. So what gives me advice
is those who suppress the rage, control their anger and suppress the rage.
And those who forgive and that's it people
and forgive, overlook
that's a step higher from that, isn't it? Because the suppress your range is one thing and to forgive is another thing you know, can suppress your rage. Basically, control your anger suppressor rage which are not forgiving, no, but
is inviting you have to think about.
Yes, then think the next. Now forgive, you know how to control your anger and suppress your rage. Yes, they can extend grace transcend a set.
So go on to Step more. And forgive, you know, from from the bottom of your heart, just
overlook, as if it didn't happen. You have this altercation with your brother, and you suppress the rage get a good job. You walk out with a Muslim, because you felt that you can't handle it anymore. Or you can walk out of the bedroom
argument with your spouse or something that he felt that he can't handle anymore. Now, did you come down now? Yes. Okay, it's time now, to completely remove it from your heart, get it out of your heart, forgive. Basically you can do this by
by trying to find excuses for your friend, your spouse, your co worker trying to find an excuse, he must have done this for a reason. And
he will fail.
I must, I must. Somehow I must have said something.
Today, last year, but they are holding grudges. So I will excuse me and I will completely forget get out
loves and loves those who show kindness here.
Here is the interface between professional kindness because it shows you a lot of interfaces between professional perfection and patience between perfection and beauty. Here are interfaces being professional and kindness
It means those who may have seen here means those who are trying. And those are perfect. Because Because that is the last
rank, the highest ranking here, the highest ranking, we said, the first one is to control your anger and suppress your rage. The second one is to forgive. But the highest is to extend kindness to those who
wronged you, to those who oppressed you to those who shortchanged. Now, you will not only suppress your rage, you're not going to only forgive them, but you're going to also send them a gift. You know,
send them like a card with some
beautiful words, like an apology, about your share of responsibility in this in the escalation of the argument. Because
after every, after every disagreement, if you're truly impartial, and you go back, you'll find yourself most most of the time 99% of the time, you will find that you participated in escalating the argument that you you were also wrong.
If you're not basically the one who instigated that if you were not the one who was mainly responsible for this
least partially responsible for the association. What if you apologize for being partially responsible for everything the argument with your spouse, with your co worker, with your friend with your brother with your hands with me?
so insane here. It's about perfection. It's about kindness. And it is about the extra step is the extra step.
Don't stop here, go a little bit farther.
Don't say to yourself, it is good enough that I know the answer back.
No forgive. But not only that. Don't stop. Don't say to yourself.
You know he is the presser here he is the wrongdoer he or she is. But don't say
further and take the extra step, go the extra mile. And that is what
it's about the surplus they increase. And that is why the reward will come to you.
not only a fair compensation, not only a beautiful compensation, not only the best compensation,
but was the
if you really examine the words he ever
the word would be according to the deeds. So if you weren't for a year, like a surplus and increase and like additional reward. So Alex is
for those who
excellence and perfection
and hustling, hustling.
hustling means the best reward, which is the most beautiful reward has never been the most beautiful, or the best reward. But why not just say hustle
and last less than
one year and increase surplus and more.
And more. More is what he says about the extra extra more they don't stop here. Go to the bit farther to show asset. Don't
basically, you finished your premier
Why didn't you finish your center? Why didn't you
finish your center? Why don't you do your house car as I said, you want to do your F car. Why don't you do your car with us then you want to read or and why don't you read?
Why don't you have
The proper arrangement proper, you know, setting an arrangement to read
and then your reward will have this z. But what is the the, the other is beholding the last visit another
cm lo and behold, with your own eyes, in the hereafter
should anyone not one, that's the end if you want the net zero, the loss of data will give you which helps on theory worry, which which adds like, a whole different dimension to your reward, your mortgage is a great reward for 10 days a great reward.
The best reward right? So, it's a great reward
that I have some more for you also conducted to be hold my face is to see me with your own eyes, with the eyes in your head.
Because with eyes in your heart, you should have been able to see me in the butt with the eyes of your own head. I would allow you to be
how could anyone not go the extra mile not do this
to earn and to be deserving of that Ziad
will give him in the hereafter
what can What have we done to be deserving of the gentleman to begin
to be deserving of eternity
to be deserving of this
will give you more than that. And then
when the FTP home, this will be unlike anything else, the experience the experience, even the gentleman
that is the ultimate experience of joy and bliss to both of us
and to be able to see.
what I'm talking about here is is all about this year, you you do this in the dunya to become deserving of it and
and see that's the threat
endure, you know, show patience, perseverance, don't falter don't waver carry on, you know, did you earn that
degree of perfection or that training
then it sort of hang around and other versions are valuable around
So, how many of profit because of a loss
how many of profits found and the cost of a loss the way
and the so the
we'll be fooling them in the way of a loss for the concept of loss
can be the natural weakness does not become weak.
Was the candle or humidity the natural weakness or humidity before it
shows up submission? submissiveness to the enemy
and allows those who are
have resolved perseverance.
And then they're there. The mindset bonds or the speech was number that they asked us to forgive them. So they are the ones who
Look at this, this is a really
this is this is really extend the environment.
These are people that are fighting for
their lives, they're laying down their lives for their God.
These are people who are laying down their lives for God and there. And then they are not saying that God was doing this, you know, look at us. They're saying what
love forgive our sins. In the midst of this, this is the ultimate This is the sacrifice your life for your God to lay down your life for you for certain the legitimate cause.
But they are saying in this video, they are recognizing their weakness, they are recognizing their shortcomings, they're recognizing that I have not done enough, I am given up my life for you. But I have, please forgive me.
While I'm given a quantum sacrifice in my life for you, please forgive me, forgive my sins of the past.
excesses and our fears,
means extravagance. Here it means excess.
Excess or excessive in all our affairs, our friends are overstepping the limits
trespassing the bounds of our time
and establish our feet firmly
common country and give us victory over the disbelievers
thumbs up and don't give them letting work in this
word of the year after
beautiful, the word of the hereafter. Because there is nothing you know, the dounia no matter how beautiful it is, it is it can be described as beautiful in comparison to the center because the beauty of the occurrence is eternity. The beauty is that it is not going to end.
Because anything in this study, whatever you have been given in this room,
like you became the president of the United States is leaving office and a few months it will end and no one will be talking about them anymore. You know, they'll talk about probably when when he breaks his leg or something happens. You know, God forbid.
But we'll talk about them when when something major happens. And it will be like a
small piece and
no attention anymore. So you've enjoyed it. Yeah, but it was eight years.
Because why am I mentioning this because it's the highest office in America is the strongest superpower.
This is the highest office in the strongest country. So
it is temporary,
the transience of it. That transit service takes things away the beauty. The beauty in the Hereafter is that you're here. And you're in forever. You've made
it like you walk in, you're not walking out, you're just gonna be here forever. So once you walk in, into paradise is there's nothing more beautiful than this because you're told that
you're here forever. You're this, you know, amazing now.
Without any you don't have to worry about leaving.
reflect on conditions of people.
I was watching
of the best
residences in America.
And some people own islands with huge mansions. You own the island and you own your mansion on this island.
And you have your your jet and you have your chopper and your boat and you have your yard and you have everything. But I've saved myself. Wouldn't this make you more anxious? Because you know that you're leaving? Wouldn't this make you like once you hit here, you're 50 or 60?
Why wouldn't you be more anxious because now you're not going to be able to enjoy what you have.
You're not going to be able to enjoy food because you know you have reflux now your knees are hurting. So you're not going to be
To enjoy even walk in,
actually a family member.
One of my family members, he, he was he was given a lot by
he had this condition where
he loses breath when he walks any distance.
People know this condition, particularly older people,
so he can move away from his oxygen. So if he goes out this beautiful backyard, he has to last for like a couple of minutes, and then walk back home,
to be near his oxygen, or if he goes out to his backyard, he has to take his oxygen back.
In it shows you what this dunya is, it shows you the, you know the transience and predictability of this study.
And how good it is,
this life and the beautiful reward after eternity.
Those who act with perfection, excellence. These are people that
than this profit.
scholars of God
review comes in from
so they are scholars of God isn't that they are scholars of God, they have the knowledge and not only that, they have the knowledge because a lot of people can have
but they are conscious of God they are, you know, God, the
doesn't get any better. And then the other Franklin alongside the prophet
and sacrificing their lives for the cows, lay down their lives for the dog and they're asking God just to forgive them,
you know, not look at us, not, you know, reward us for this, just forgive our sins and our existence.
And then if you move too
tongue because of the breaching of that carbon or their place,
because of the reaching of the covenant or the pledge.
I say we curse them in the heart, our hearts are that we curse them and we made our hearts are
you hardly human.
The altar, the store distort the change the words from their rightful places for the change the words, the things the implications of the words, they play around with the interpretation of the words
unknown, he could even mean more than display on a plane with interpretation than property more than he is changing the interpretation.
They distort them from their places meaning that they actually change the words of a loss.
They remove the cap change the word of Allah.
And they forgot a portion a good portion of them which they have been reminded
of that which they have been instructed in that which they have been taught. They forgot the overlook, the neglected.
It is forgetting to hear does not necessarily mean that it is an inadvertent behavior or
forgetting here could mean intention for looking neglected.
Most of what you have been reminded much of what you have been taught by you
You will not cease. And here
you will not cease, you will not stop, you will continue to observe the seat,
the Treasury, you will continue to observe the receiver of the Treasury
then forgive them and overlook their
aggression over their wickedness
in the name for Allah loves those who are sitting
at a loss of power.
Where so how does this belong to the threat, go the extra mile, endure, show perseverance, don't falter, don't waver in resolve intent in, you know purpose in action, don't waver, continue carry on being a
Why is why is the sun as we mentioned here, because it is extremely hard. You know, it is extremely hard when you have people that are living in your midst, the people living with you, people that are living around you, and you continue, you use the Nazis to observe their history and wickedness, and to hold back and to be patient and to show forbearance and to forgive and overlook their wickedness extremely hard.
Because, you know, you can do it once you do it once, but once
and you will not cease to observe their wicked treasure, the deceit, they're deceiving. And keep in mind, it is not just one.
Like if you wronged me
like a direct offense,
I may come back and forgive. But it is harder to forgive what I need to see. Because deception is extremely painful to be deceived, here. And then when you're being deceived, you don't know when is the next time that you will become the seat. So you may you may want to say to yourself, let me just finish this, you know, I can't take this anymore, because I don't know when is the moment mix of what what the what plants do they have for me? What are they planning for? What plans do they have for me? So just let me finish.
forgive an overload, which is extremely difficult, who wouldn't be able to do this?
the only the ones who would be able to show forbearance, you know, in the face of Treasury freeze, the see show forbearance, forgiveness, kindness and the visible.
And then the last version which
you know, told us that he loves Emerson, he is where he says
taco, Taco Bell
is placed out.
There is no sin. For those who believe that righteousness there is no sin.
There is no sin for those who believe that righteousness concerning what they may have consumed in the past concerning that which they have eaten in the past, which they have drank
and eaten in the past, they will not be taken by this or they will not be held accountable.
In the past do not
look at this this is beautiful, because a lot of saying if they
after piously fear the law
and believed in Allah
that righteousness and then Allah says some attacker woman and then they showed more piety and belief
in a loss rather, some attacker was again when they showed more priority. And they showed
excellence and they acted with excellence. So I like it that sound until what the end
Because so he's saying
that the fear of loss,
show piety and belief, and within righteousness and vensim, and then after they
have a repeatable taco, it's a repeat right?
To repeat something like
this, you build the foundation, you raise the building,
higher the building, and then
afterwards, you finish the piano,
ornamented, you've unified by accent, you complete this. So, here comes the after.
accent Here comes after endurance in entirety. So, you will not only show piety, you will endure in showing piety, you will persist,
you will not you will not waver in your showing, or any exuding quality of piety being conscious about last time, being conscious of a lot of times piety is, is about fear, fear from
There is no doubt, we must fear.
But it is beyond fear. It is also about you know your constant awareness of the wonderfulness of Allah subhanaw taala. It's like what the cop said, you raise up your garment. If you cross a thorny land, you raise up your garment and you look underneath your feet. And you make sure that you're you're calculating and every step that you take, it's a formula
of this life is like this, like authority land, here are traps, you have a lot of homes that you may fall in. So be careful. Watch every step that you think that is, by the way, Macau
asked him about pirates, and he said, Have you ever crossed the land with storms? And he said yes. What do you do? He said, You raise up your garment and you look underneath your feet or something. You raise your garbage and look underneath your feet. And watch when you're working by yourself to Him. That's fine. It is beautiful. They were genius. They're just so they were they were sitting with the profits and some of them every day.
You can expect that they will be genius. Because the parables they give are very
This executive if you don't when when you show facts and you visit executives, calculating every step that you take on your pass to Allah.
Then Allah subhanaw taala said, taco taco,
sort of piety and SM excellence.
But that's only because they are very short tempered. Imagine an outsider
and have more taqwa handyman. So what is left?
Upset So, so that's the thing here is that is that they don't falter. They carry on. Sad is about going the extra mile, taking the extra step.
You know, finish the work perfect.
In every work that you do, me and my son and every worker that you go with, where do you get that drive? How are they that drip?
That's where the heavy scrubs
You been asked the prophets
the prophets Allah subhanaw
to worship Allah and Ziff, you see,
and if you don't
be certain eaters,
their awareness of Allah subhanaw taala gives them the drive, how could you not have the drive to go the extra mile to perfect your work, to perfect your estimation,
to perfect your act of kindness
to perfect any model.
You do any actor any good deed
perfected by by making sure that it is for a lot perfected by making sure that you are not showing off perfect connectors by making sure that you're doing it exactly according to the way of the profits on sudden recording.
perfect and it is by not thinking bigger. Because once you think big of your own leads, then you're in trouble, then you're proud of your area. Look at that they were laying down their lives for our last marathon, I asked her not to just forgive their sins.
used to say that tomorrow is not complete and accepted the three qualities as the root.
Cause the root
will not be completely accepted if you basically
do it. Or if you have those three qualities, if you perfected with showing those three qualities,
which is to minimize it tanjirou expeditor.
these three things, memorize it, memorize, memorize the act that said,
to be little,
to be little, yeah, that's a good, that's a better word. So you're minimizing and in your own perception, here, you're this act, you're trying to make it as great as possible.
But then, when you're seeing it in your own perception, you're minimizing your belittling diverse, you'll be listening to your own app.
you donated the last
donated $2,000. Last week.
How long you woke up today with your eyesight?
Some some of us.
Everybody in this room did wake up today.
How much would you spend to gain it back? If you had lost?
Think about it this way? How much are you willing to spend to gain back your eyesight? If you lost
$100,000 you'll be actually here you'll spend the rest of your life
you would work the rest of your life to get back your eyesight, from doctor to doctor from hospitals, but from surgery surgery? How do you be willing to spend?
You have? Why do you take it for granted that you have
Why do you take for granted that you wake up in the morning, you know some people have certain conditions now must
give them patience and
reward them with the mystery of life and the year after. But some people who have like multiple sclerosis, for instance, a condition called multiple scopes, you may wake up one day without your eyesight and you may wake up the next day without one of your legs move, you lose movement and one of your legs wake up the next day and you lose some other
leg or some other function. And
it just made this.
So who who made this? You know, so careless about.
So like, I'm grateful.
So expecting that we're in tight.
So feelings in tight. I should wake up everyday. And then I become ungrateful and I become resentful. If anything happens. You know, if I wake up with a little bit of fat,
you're moving your four limbs and you have your eyesight, you're still able to hear you're still able to talk kierstead able to swallow, you're still able to use the bathroom. All of these functions, you're in you're doing it and then you're ungrateful or you're resentful because you have this difficulty or not. So what I'm trying to say is no matter how much you do, it is little in comparison to the normal
zero without even words delighted and then central to Hide. Hide that that is showing, you know resolve in intent, showing that my intent is for a loss.
Can I repeat because oftentimes, like we do something and then we're itching to tell someone about it or to to work. We can't wait to know that someone heard
The first one
who saw it when you did it there was isn't that sufficient firms.
So these are some qualities with which we perfect. Every sailor. And Saturn is about perfection. It's about kindness. It is about beauty. It's about resolve. But the strength here is
have the endurance to go the extra mile because you have the ultimate drive.
And that ultimate drive, where is the source of the ultimate drive, you're here continuous awareness of allows watchfulness, if you're not able to be beholding every year with the eyes of your heart, because you're not gonna be able to be open with the eyes of your head. But with the eyes of your ear, I'm able to do this, you're able to reach that level, at least you are always conscious of his watchfulness, you're always aware and mindful of these watchfulness washes over you and your artists always in a state of remembrance.