40 Ahadith of Imam An-Nawawi 38 – The True Friends of Allah
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today we are starting with Hadith number 38
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The hadith is Narrated by Abu Huraira well the Allah mon the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Verily, Allah azza wa jal says, whoever shows enmity to a Wali, a friend of mine, then I have declared war against him. And my servant does not does not near to me with anything more beloved to me, than the religious duties that I have obligated upon him. And my servant continues to draw near to me with no often the voluntary deeds until I love him. And when I love him, I am his hearing with which he hears and his sight with which he sees in his head with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask me, I will surely give it to him. We're here to seek
refuge with me. I would surely grant him refuge. The hadith is narrated by Imam Bukhari, Allahu Allah.
We see at the beginning of this hadith, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam starts off by saying in Allah Tala call
and therefore this hadith is categorized as a hadith of Bootsy as a divine narration. The details of Hadith of Bootsy have been discussed previously. Not once but more than once. Those details can be found in the previous Hadith discussion on Hadith deputy the different names for Hadith let's see what is the Hadith let's see, the difference between the Quran and Hadith of Tutsi and all those discussions have been covered already.
The narrator of this hadith, Abu Huraira the hola Juan, we've introduced him in the past, so I won't repeat that again.
Before we go into the actual mutton the text of this hadith, a few discussions regarding the Senate this hadith is narrated by Imam Bukhari, Allahu Allah in His he therefore it is an authentic narration. However, the other scholars the other major books of Hadith do not quote this exact Hadith. This hadith is quoted to be stated to be from the arrival of the Saudi narration and say, it's not a common narration. It will not it will humbly says Heather Hadith who the father of the belief Raji al Bukhari, you do not see it as Harville couteau that this hadith is unique because Imam Bukhari Allahu Allah has narrated it, and it cannot be found in the other collections of
Now in the narration of mumble Hadith, Allahu Allah, the actual narration of cm Bahati, there is one line in there, that Imam never we don't have to lie here. Ali did not bring in this hadith. And to finish off the Hadith. That line was the kind of Hadith
Usually he was out of curiosity. He thought that to unshaven and afar you know who thought do the unnecessary mini Yakko Hill motor or an Masato and there is not a thing that I hesitate in doing than what my servant hesitates from, because he dislikes death. My servant is hesitant of death, he dislikes death, and I dislike to harm My servant. Therefore when I caused my servant death, when I caused my beloved death, I give him death, I give her death in a way that there is no pain involved, there is no difficulty involved at all. And that's that last part of this hadith that's also found in second body.
The scholars of Hadith they say ruya How the Hadith Amin would do in Africa. But okay, I'm sorry, this narration has been narrated through other chains as well. Now Toffolo, kulula and McLibel. But every one of those chains has some discussion regarding its authenticity. For example, memtable Rania, Abdullah Ali and Eretz the Hadith from Hoffman with Abby Artica, from Ali Bin Yazeed, from Tarsem, from Alibaba from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Muhammad Ali Willian pocket barrows and evil Mahara that whoever has disgraced
one of my friends, he has called me out to war. Even Adam in Nagaland to recommend the la vida imageData who Alec Illa Illa via die buffalo to ALEC or son of Adam, you cannot reach what I have stored for you in the hereafter until you fulfill the obligations that I have obligated upon you. What is the yet the hubbub of Malaya been no Afeni boo, and my servant will become more beloved to me through the alaafin until I will fully fall in love with him. For Kunal Cobra will lead the arc up with the Santa Villa the entropy robots or Avila they use Ruby for either the irony of two who either salary are the two who were in the STEM Salani Nosferatu who
have both a BA that you have the layup and Naseeha. So this is the remaining part of that hadith. Now after recording this hadith of scholars of Hadith same with Manu, while you may see the fan, that the two narrators who I quoted at the beginning of the chain are weak narrators and similarly, like this there are other narrations variations of this particular Hadith, but at least one there is some sort of discussion.
Now in this hadith, this is a very powerful Hadith actually, the great Imam Ashoka, Allah here, Ali, he actually
he writes that I studied this hadith, and I read it and I look for the commentary on this hadith. Hazardous Kalani has a few pages on it.
Under 10 pages he has dedicated to this particular Hadith. He says however, this hadith is such a powerful narration such a powerful statement, where Allah subhanaw taala is outright, you know, calling out and announcing the love that he has for his friends, the loyalty that he has for his friends, and the pathway that one must take to become a front of Allah. He says I find this narration to be authentic and pure in its meaning. That it amazes me that other scholars did not go into so much detail on explaining what it means to be a friend of Allah. And therefore him I'm sure Canada has Allahu Allah authored a book Wilaya to Allah here, what Allah, the friendship of Allah
and the pathway to it. And when she goes into great detail on what does it mean to be a friend of Allah? What does that actually mean? Is it just an idea? Can anyone be a friend of Allah? Or is there a structured approach to becoming a Friend of Allah subhanaw mourtada? So firstly, we leave we rip down the Linguistics of the Arabic word Wilaya, which I've been constantly translating as friendship
Allama showcard Rahula Ali says, Darla fuss ha Wally, you, Victor I do. That Fred the word of Wally is the opposite of I do. And what is I do mean?
An enemy. So the opposite of an enemy is a is a friend.
While we lie to each other, and we lie a friendship is the opposite of enmity. We'll also rely at the Omaha locker room. The root meaning of the word we Araya means to love and to gain closeness Wallah yearly yearly means to be to be close to something okay.
So Marina yeah Luna him familia de la luna home to be close to be to be in succession. So it means love and it means to be close. Comma, lover will also Lada with the L Gu L Word and the original meaning of the word adalah which is the opposite of Willa
The opposite of Wilaya is adda. The root meaning of the word Dawa is
a Boogaloo wallboard do enmity, or distrust or hatred, both. And barbed means to be at a distance when someone is far from you, you would call them your Adieu, someone far from you, someone who you hate someone that you dislike. And a wali is someone that is close to you. That's why you're gonna hazardous Corona de la era while defining what a wali actually is. Who a true friend of Allah is giving us a technical definition. He says, almoradi be willing ILA and Arlindo mobila heeta. Allah, Allah, Allah, the water authority, and locally Sophia Reba, that he that a true friend of Allah
is someone who knows Allah subhanaw Matata, who has studied the deen because an ignorant person if they don't understand the theme, their sincerity will take them in the wrong direction.
You guys understand? People have been people who have innovation. They don't innovate because they're insincere. They're actually some of the most sincere people you'll find. Their consistency on their biller is truly amazing. It's a lesson for us how particular they are, how willing they are to sacrifice for their Buddha. It's not an issue of sincerity. It's an issue of knowledge. That's why it's important that you have in Allah subhanahu mourtada says in the Quran, in nama Yaksha Allah Hamina anybody l Mo, the only scholars are able to truly be conscious of Allah truly fear Allah truly build that bond with Allah. And what a hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
exemplifying the statement says Fatima when why don't I shall do Allah shaytani Min elfia are beaten that one jurists is more severe on shaytaan than 1000 worshippers because a worshiper doesn't have knowledge. chiffon can fool him, misguide him, get him involved in without innovation very easily.
As for a jurist and scholar, he will know what's right and what's wrong. He's a person of the book person of law, that this sounds interesting. But I don't find precedent for it. And if there's no precedent for this, we can't do it. This looks very appealing. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam actually told us not do this. Someone says I want to fast every day of the year. Does that sound like a good thing? Sounds awesome, right? I mean, it sounds really good, right? As hardcore you're fasting every day, every year, how many of us even fast I'll set them about one day a year. And this person is saying I want to fast every every day for the full year. Not as good as it
sounds. What would we say to this person?
It's better that you don't do it. And the reason is because it's not from the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, our messenger of Allah taught us to live a balanced life. He said, Allahu alayhi wa sallam said to the young companions, who were so overzealous, and so excited that the one of them said that I won't get married and other ones that I won't sleep anymore at night. I'm going to spend the entire night at the hedges. And another one said, I'm going to fast every day. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told them live a life of moderation because that's my sunnah. You fast one day, and don't fast another day. You shouldn't get married to. So as
Muslims, when we look for the true definition of piety,
we have a benchmark, right? That's why someone asked you, Mama Razia Blaha lay that what should I look for, in a scholar that I choose to appoint as my personal guide? What should I look for? So there are two things that he mentioned. The first thing he mentioned is someone who has a floss and sincerity. That person has piety. Someone who you truly trust that this person, I'm willing to give my offer in their hands, my hereafter in their hands, someone who embodies and lives what they teach. They don't just teach it as a science. Unfortunately, this is becoming more and more common in our day and age that people teach the deen as a fun fluid are many. The teacher has a science,
the science of Hadith, the science of the Quran, the science of Did you read the science of 50. But these are not in our deen, we don't study them only as sciences, these are actually a part of the dean and the dean as a way of life.
So for someone who you trust in your alpha, you trust that person's piety. And the second thing, that person so that per second thing, the second person is knowledgeable of the deen, that push that person has knowledge of the so if I were to rephrase these two things, MAMARAZZI saying the first thing, a person of knowledge, the second thing, a person of practice, and this is what it means to be a wali of Allah. That's why your hazardous Kalani then continues on and he says
unwanted, more otherwise authority. Someone who is punctual in particular
As someone who is consistent on the obedience of Allah subhanaw taala. If you see someone who is not obedient to Allah and they claim that they have Wilaya, they are deluded, a person that claims that they are that they that they are the friend of Allah, but there is no obedience in their life. They're openly you know, negligent to the teachings of Allah and that Azusa Allahu alayhi wa sallam, that person is diluted. If they're making Toba to Allah that Allah knows it's possible that they may be close to Allah because of their Toba because of their repentance, but at the surface, we we will we are responsible of living to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam living in
accordance to the deen. And everyone has one of these stories. I recall, I went to a Muslim country once.
And when I went there, my relatives insisted that I went to meet a particular chef that was in the community, it was a very pious person. So I accepted and we went for to make the shift to some Muslim countries. So at every corner, there was a masjid. We were sitting there sitting and talking the majority about on and off. So we decided to go to the masjid to pray because it was meaningless to pray at home when you can hear the anon and hear the salah while sitting in the living room. So we were getting ready to go the chef's I was sitting there, I asked him, I said, Chef, aren't you going to join us?
He then said something very interesting. He said Alhamdulillah I just prayed Salah in the harem.
We were sitting in Buxton.
He's telling me I just prayed Salah in the home. So I told him, I said hesitant why shaking the masculinity in the shed there aren't very many many more than a few hours back there. Their fingers just love it right now. You know, I really don't know the time difference from the top of my head but I was just trolling him that you prayed the wrong Salah in the huddle. So you know,
this is something that we'll talk about ahead Inshallah, you know, the, the hijacking of weed is the term weed. And now people when they hear the term Funan is the wali of Allah they think the person is a person of innovation and the boogey man is in the room right now. And we can't allow people to hijack terminology that is established in the Quran. Allah What do you let you know,
you know, this is with the friendship of Allah this true intimate friendship Allah is an established reality.
Imams duty Rahmatullah Ali
he, while default actually, well, mostly severely bad that he even hazardous colonic and the third part of the definition he says, someone who is sincere in worshipping Allah that's also one of the conditions of Wilaya Imam gelato. dins ut Rahmatullah Ali. While commentating and defining with Allah, He says, A Willie, a friend of Allah, who Allah it for Billahi that he is a person who knows Allah who has a bond with Allah, there has to be my income, according to what is able to him what he's able to do. He's only able to build that bond with Allah that he tries that he invests, because no human being can truly know Allah. Mean Quran jihad for every element because Allah subhanaw taala
cannot be comprehended by the mind of the human being. So he builds that bond with Allah to the best of his ability to the best of her ability.
Moi the Almaviva Anatot someone who is particular punctual, consistent on obedience, and we're studying Moodle Massey, as someone who avoids sins
and mores or Anil in hummocky, Finland that he was Shabbat, someone who avoids fully engulfing and immersing into a life of desires, and Shaohua where you know, every time they desire something, they take it. The true friends of Allah don't benefit from all of the pleasures of this world, they leave some pleasures for the hereafter.
The life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when you study it, you find that he chose Zulu and *a for himself. He chose Kapha for his family, and for the OMA he allowed them to engage in whatever was highlighted. For himself, he chose a level of Fatah where he lived a life of poverty for his family, he provided what was required of him to provide enough
but for the Allah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam give permission for them to engage in anything that is halal as long as it's not haram you can engage in however, now you see that there are different levels of different levels of abstinence. There is a higher tear when a person sacrifices their luxury for
and bears a sacrifice in this world. So that way they can, they can save that luxury for the hereafter, and this is a stage. This is the MACOM the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had this MACOM he was a humble servant of Allah. The hadith is known and established that Gbit salaam said to the Messenger of Allah if you wish these mountains of Makkah can be turned into gold, and the prophets of Allah Allah
It was Saddam, he chose to live the life that he lived. One of the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which is a very powerful dua. I think I've shared this with you before. When we were studying Wisconsin Masabi as students, I remember our teacher shuffle dinner him said to us, we are about to read a hadith. The next Hadith we're about to read a hadith now, I encourage you to think twice before you say amen to this dua of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because not every Muslim has the heart to say I mean to this dua
I remember I was sitting there in class and I was like, okay, yeah, whatever. Like looking out upon us a little
I can say I mean to any dollar profit.
We don't you guys feel that to the thought of that? If the Prophet said that why I can say I mean to 10 he read the Hadith and it's like, someone took a bag of bricks and loves it on my head. And I was like, Oh my goodness. I don't know if I can say I mean to this VA. And the VA was
Allahumma Heaney Myskina what a myth knee Myskina Why shouldn't he if he's a Marathi Misaki Oh Allah let me die as a man let me live as a poor person.
Let me die as a poor person. And resurrect me with the poor people on the Day of Judgment. When he read this law, I was like, Oops, I don't know if I can say I mean for this one. I mean, on surface level everyone can say I mean, but I've been making the opposite. Throughout my entire life. I've been saying gala Bill Gates Yalla. Bill Gates, your life you've given CARDONE you can give me two catalogs, you've given a fit. I want to know how much you can give me two. These are the blocks that we've been making. Here. On the other hand, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lived a very simple life free of
engaging in his worldly desires and pleasures.
Look, I want to make one thing clear. I think this is something we've discussed before. Under the Hadith on Zoho, any ma'am? No, we don't have like a lizard. Why, but just so that no one misunderstands what I'm saying, What's Harada is Hara you can engage in it. What we're talking about right now, when we talk about Wilaya, we're not just talking about the base level of being a believer, we're talking about a very advanced stage of spiritual growth, where a person becomes a Friend of Allah. And you know, when you become a friend of someone, the only person in the room that you can see is your beloved. Everything else in the room becomes meaningless. You know, you're
sitting in the room and your mother is there, your eyes will be fixated on her, you won't care about two other women in the room. Because that's your mother you're looking at. Everyone else doesn't have Jana underneath their feet, she has gender underneath her feet. She's the one that matters, her smile matters. If everyone in the room is smiling, but she's crying, than what good do you have in your life. But if your mother is in front of you, and if she's smiling, you get a chance to see her smile, then you've accomplished everything in the world. When a person reaches a level of love, where they are obsessed with their beloved, everything else in the room doesn't matter. So when a
person is that engaged with Allah, and that deeply in love with Allah, everything else this road is offering is meaningless. You guys understand? They just don't care about it anymore. I don't care about a car. I don't care about a house. I don't care about my clothing, about my sports. I don't care about these things I don't have. It's just a natural desire. I don't have interest for these things anymore because my heart is connected to something greater. And that's what rely actually is.
If I'm sure about the law, he actually in his book then has a very interesting discussion, which has great Arcada implications. I'll state the Ibadah the text that he presents, and then we'll discuss the implications of this statement. He says, we'll have to Olia will have the Olia Allah, whom will Ambia
the greatest Olia of Allah, the greatest friends of Allah RV. What did I say? The Gambia, the prophets will have the MBA who will most saloon and amongst the prophets, the greatest Olia of Allah, the greatest friends of Allah are the messengers was little roeselii, whole, whom Allah has me. And as for amongst the messengers, the greatest amongst them are those that are referred to in the Quran as Buddha as maybe not Russell, the people of a higher rank, those who are more patient those who stood stood firmly strong on the message of Allah, and who are they knew how to use anon. Ibrahim alayhis salam, Mousavi Surah Asante sana and segura. Hummus of Allahu alayhi wa sallam will
offer Oda Azmi Nabi Unum, Hamas Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and the highest from amongst these orgasm. The greatest wali of Allah without doubt, let's say that I'm Hamid Salam sallallahu alayhi wa salam, O Allah De Anza Allah subhanahu wa alayhi wa in connection to hibore Allah Azza wa Rooney, you're welcome Allah and it is regarding that wali of Allah
out front of Allah, that Beloved of Allah that Allah said, If you love me, then follow him. Your Allah will come and love you for Jada SubhanaHu Sitka Mahabharata Allah azza wa jal Matoba FITARA Tabata he and Allah subhanho wa Taala conditioned, true love for Allah on the obedience of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa send them watch out a sub ledger, Allah etbr Who? Saba hirsuta Muhammad Amin, Allah Allah Subhana Allah and He Allah subhanho wa Taala made the obedience of the Messenger of Allah, the means to actually gain that true love Allah subhanho wa taala. Now the reason why this discussion is so important is because unfortunately some people they claim that deep donja have a
Nebby a sorry that they have a wali that that Raja have a one either the status the rank of a Wali, a friend of Allah is above that of a Nabhi. But less than that available soon, some people have made this claim.
Are you guys following this? What's the claim maybe the MACOM the stage of a Wali, a friend of Allah is above that of a
Nabhi and under that Ave Rasool then some have gone even further and said, sometimes the the raja the MACOM stage of a wali can even supersede and surpass a messenger as well. Now, this is outright deviance, this is false. This is not true, for many reasons, because the implications are great. The reason why the Gambia and Brazil have the highest MACOM is because they are divinely appointed by Allah. The Rowsell are granted Revelation, the MBR are granted their margins at their appointment by Allah subhanaw Matata is very clear cut.
Are you guys understanding this?
Now a 1d.
A person who is a friend of Allah, their appointment is based on their actions. And if they believe that they are superior to a Nabhi that's a deviance in their belief, therefore their rank immediately false. Any sort of deviance will will impact your relationship and your connection with Allah subhana wa Tada. And the people who hold these views, their discussion gets a little dangerous. And how it gets dangerous is that they start making claims like a what he his word supersedes revelation. They say a little harmful why? That revelation that enhance inspiration is above revelation. And we understand that this sort of ideology and methodology is truly problematic.
Because inspiration is subjective. How do I know how can I verify what you've been inspired with? As for why is verified? It came upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada took the promise to preserve it, the Sahaba were involved in preserving it. The Muslim the Muslim ummah, from the earliest times until modern day has given their life to preserve again, what guarantee do I have that you're ill harm is preserved? Someone asked shift awesome nanotrader into law era, who was the founder of Dolla dolla loom Dilbert, and the greatest Islamic seminary institution in the Indian subcontinent? One of the first of its kind, someone asked him, What is the difference between Ilham
and ye? What's the difference between inspiration that people receive that you and I may also receive inspiration from Allah? And what he revelation?
So he said to this person, I'll answer you. I'll answer you later.
They were walking when he asked us questions. So they continued walking, as they were walking the shift, he pointed out a board he said, he said that board there what does it say? The board was at a far distance. So this person squinted his eyes and try to read it, the board said, and he said, I think it says this, the shifts that okay, should they continue to walking until they came right in front of the board?
They were standing two feet from the board. And he then pointed at the board and said, What does it say now? That person very easily without squinting, effortless, effortlessly read the board. And the chef said, this is the difference between in Hawaii. The first has the MAL of Hatha and the second task. It's very clear the amount of thought that means it has the possibility of making a mistake in it. And it will harm a person might think that something is from Allah but it could be from Shaytaan Is that a possibility?
Of course it's a possibility. Right? There's a famous There's a famous incident that once should have been thought that God Rama, Hula, hula Donna was a very pious servant of Allah.
That one day shaytaan came to him and said to him,
that you are so you are so pious and righteous, that moving forward. You don't need to pray anymore. Salah unshackled or COVID United akmola who was also scholar he said, How can this be true? The greatest weenie of Allah by consensus of the Ummah was sailor Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and if the Messenger of Allah being at the highest mark
Um hi stage of Wilaya the friendship of Allah continue to pray and abided by the Sharia till the last breath that he took, if he was obligated and if he was Makanda of Sharia, if he was connected and responsible of following the teachings of the Quran, that who am I? And he immediately said that this inspiration is not from Allah rather it's from Shaytaan. Similarly, there was an incident that he might not have been humble Rahmatullahi Alia, when he was on his deathbed, his students were sitting around him and they said to him, they were encouraging him to say La Ilaha illa Allah, they were saying to the chef, say Allah, Allah and Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Muhammad Rasul
Allah, and even Muhammad Muhammad. Allah, his response wasn't La la la. Which means what? No, they're saying to him say Lila has Allah what he's saying.
No. Now you're thinking, one of the greatest scholars that has ever walked the face of this earth is passing away. His students are telling him to c'est la ilaha illAllah. What's his response? No. You know, I'm gonna go to Humboldt with Allah. He had a, he then kind of
he fainted. You know how when a person is dying, they go in and out. Not necessarily fainting, but they kind of become responsiveness and then they start responding. And then and then they'll respond and they respond again. So he stopped responding, and then he started talking to them. So when he started talking again, one of the students was sitting there, he said, Chef, we asked you to c'est la ilaha illAllah. And you kept saying, no, no, no.
they said, Oh, you heard me saying that? They said, Yes, we did. He said, Well, I wasn't saying it to you. Che thought he was sitting by my side and he said Ahmed has slipped away from my hands. And I kept saying to him, no, no, no, not until the last breath leaves my body. Until then shaytaan you're still your effect is still on me and you can still dissuade me and misguide me.
So the highest matam without doubt, we have to establish it as a matter of our belief, the highest form of Wilaya a friendship with Allah lies with the Olia what lies with the will also the messengers of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, while describing the friends of Allah as narrated by him. I mean, imagine I'm underlining it beside them life with a wheat chain. He narrates it from what other than the devil, that he heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying, in Allah to Allah you have Aurora
via a Latina either Babu lamb you've started to wear either hover through lamb you thou? Well, I'm Euro foo Paluma sabia for Buddha. You have to do and I mean, Cooley, Robert. Mother, imagine the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam describing the true friends of Allah. He said Allah subhanahu wa Tada loves the righteous, the conscious and the hidden servants. These are signs that Allah likes. Allah likes people that are abroad, but as a Brahmin, they do better. What is better mean?
What Does better mean? We covered this already in the classes, better means good deeds of our people who do
who do good deeds. So believing in Allah is a sign of friendship in Allah. There is a level of you know, as we move to the future with money says that there are multiple federal jobs of Willa, there's one that a job will hire that he calls belie the AMA. And then there's a second battle, a second MACOM second stage of Wilaya, which most likely refers to as the lighthouse will either on the general friendship of Allah, he said it applies to every believer, for Allah says in the Quran, Allah who will read your Lilina.
Right write that Allah is a friend of every believer. He says, then this the world that we live to have saw the special friends of Allah, this is a general and that is a special, the special and specific friends of Allah. He says Who are they? Olivia? Amanu what can we have to own? Alladhina amanu what can we own? Nothing will Bushra Phil hieratic dunya phylloxera. Not only do they believe in Allah, but they have the second component and what's the second component?
They have talked about as well.
They are righteous abroad Atea they have consciousness of Allah. They're constantly in the thought that might Allah is watching me wherever they go as they're driving on the highway. They're in the presence of their Lord. You know, they know that there are that their lord is Samir that he is beseech Allah subhanaw taala can see luck and hear everything that they say and do. They're aware of this. And this takes them to a level of consciousness of Allah Taqwa of fear, that they are hidden Alladhina tabula miftah for them to the point that when they are missing, nobody even notices that there are some people in the community that they don't show up to a party and nobody even notices
they're missing. And there are some of us that when we don't come everyone notices. The hadith is describing the friends of Allah as those people
who don't have a social media presence? True friends of Allah, they're hidden people. Their names are nowhere. Our chef used to always say to us, I remember once I was robbing my chef, and he said to me, he said to me, Husayn be like the wealthy people of the world. Their investments are everywhere you look, they have shares, and electricity, they have shares in gas, they have shares in this, they have shares of that. But their names can't even be found in phone books.
You know, they like to keep their affairs private. That's how the only have a law should be that they are unknown. No one needs to know them. Dr. Apple, hey, Latifi, who was the spiritual mentor have enough to do with money? He writes, and he says, that people when they start this journey of Wilaya, and takia, spirituality and gaining that friendship with Allah, when they start this journey, with a little, they are very contented. They do a little good deed. And they think they accomplish a lot. At the beginning of the journey, how does it seem, you do a little good, and what happens? You make a lot of noise, guys, just print the 100 today, and Hamdulillah. You know, that
100 was actually a good part. But they're boasting about it always showing love, guys, you know what I fast every day, I don't know about you. I don't know how it feels like being a sinner. But my heart is clean. You know, I'm real close to Allah. So you do a little and what happens, you become very proud of yourself. But he says, As you continue on with the journey, you do a lot. A point comes where you do a lot, and you still feel that you haven't done enough.
And that's the, that's the truth of love. That's what love actually is. At the beginning, a little seems a lot. But when you really get into it, you realize that you can give your whole life but you can never fulfill the true meaning of love. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that if you were to serve your mother your entire life, you couldn't make up for a single moment of her service to you that she brought you into the world of sacrifice that she went through. Because the deeper you go into love, the more you realize that you can never fulfill your part of your duty of compensating the one who loved you.
So he then gives an example out of the head out of eat. He then gives an example he says,
Have you ever seen rice being cooked, he gives an example of rice
that what happens is that
when you cook rice, you pour the water in, you pour the rice in, it starts boiling.
When the rice isn't cooked, when it's still uncooked, you'll see a lot of bubbling, you'll see a lot of thought on like a lot of a lot of swelling in the pot, you know, the water will be coming up, steam is gushing everywhere. It'll be bubbling everywhere. He said, however, once the rice cooks, the bubbling comes down, and then the smell actually begins to spread. And he said this is the transition of true Vinaya. At the beginning, there's a lot of noise, no smell.
But then when something actually is made of this grain when it goes from being uncooked, to cook,
the noise goes down, the visuals go down. But the scent begins to spread. And are every one of the house that walks past knows that someone just cooked some very delicious rice because I can smell it. It's cooked now, the true friends of Allah when a person talks about Wilaya one of the most important characteristics that we must develop is this idea of removing ourselves, not making ourself the center of everything. The Islamic educational model that we have adopted in the United States of America and in the western world right now is outright poisonous. And what's the base of that model? Everything is based around celebrities, all imams are turned into celebrities, the
number of views, the number of likes, what kind of honorarium they're going to get all of this dictates how worthy a person actually is. By Allah some of the most important people I've met in my life. People who I can vouch for him say that in my vision and my thought of them, they are true friends of Allah. These are such people that the world will never know their names. Other than their immediate students. They have no social media presence. No one's ever posted them. No one's ever tagged them. No one's ever mentioned them. They live in their corners do their thing. That's where they live, and that's where they die. They were never interested in pressing in impressing people.
They were interested in impressing ALLAH SubhanA what data some people mod often for sama module in front of some of us models will fill out as much goodness this summer. Some of us are such that we are known by the people of the world. But the heavens no one cares about us. Nobody really cares about us. They actually laugh at us look at this fool. You know, they think that by not being no one amongst human beings, sometimes somehow their MACOM and their stage will increase with Allah. But then there are some people who are much wounded. They aren't known in the earth, but not often for summer. Allah subhanaw taala has announced his love for that person GVT Lolly Salaam has announced
his love for the
person, the angels have announced their love for that person. They all eagerly wait for this person to return back to Allah, in that allowing newly arrived your own. You know, these are the servants of Allah, the law though and humbleness. We look at the scholars of the past, and we see that they disliked being in the limelight. They didn't like it at all. If they were ever given the opportunity to take some fame, they stepped away from it, because they feared that if I come in if I step into the limelight, what if Allah subhanahu wa Tada sees this as an idea and given me showing off auscultation and Allah subhanho wa Taala discards the deed, you have to remember, every ticket has a
I'll give an example.
Have you ever used a prepaid credit card?
Yes, you take money, you give the money, that money is then loaded into a credit card, and it's given to you, there is a value in that card. Now you can use that value. If you want, you can use it today. Or if you want, you can use it tomorrow. If you use that value today, if you use it to do your groceries and your shopping today, next week when you need to use that card, if you present it, will there be any money left in there? Yes or no? No, the cashier that you give it to a week later will say I'm sorry, this card doesn't have any value. You may say, Well, it did have Value Trust me, I work for the money that I put in there. Well, that's true, you did work hard, and you probably did
earn the money. But the value that you stored in this card was used.
And that's the same method of dakara. Allah will say yes, you work hard for these deeds. But there was a value that every day to have, you took the value when the people praised you, and you let that get to you. You did it for them, your reward was with them. You didn't do it for me. But if you did it for me, then you will found in Hola Hola, you Viru a general mursaleen Allah will never ever waste your good deed, a deed that was done for the sake of Allah. There's a famous incident, that once chef classic nanodroplets Allahu La
was invited to give a lecture. So in this particular region, there were these Mahabharata these discussions that would occur where people from different faiths would come and present their religion. So there were Christians that would come there were Hindus that would come there were six that would come.
So the people of the community wanted someone strong to represent Islam. Therefore, his word will be influenced when people would understand what Islam actually is. So they invited this shift class and an ultra Allahu Allah, who I mentioned is the founder of Darul Uloom Delvon, check us him said, Okay, I'll come, I'll come on a train. And these are my arrival timings. So as shift was coming, he realized that since he told the people that arrival time
people on the train station would gather to receive him and he didn't want to be received by people. He didn't feel comfortable, he didn't think he was worthy of being received at a train station. So what he did was he got off at the station before his actual station.
And he began to walk the distance between the two villages, which is 890 kilometers, he started walking. As he was walking, he had to cut through a river. So his lower Garmin got wet. So he had to change it out. He had a garment, they would carry a stick, he would carry a stick on his neck to carry his belongings in. So there was a sheet that had his belongings tied in there, he took that sheet and wrapped it around his waist, he took his Shinhwa his out, and he titled on the stick and he was letting it hang behind them and drying it as he walked into the village. Finally, when he arrives into the village, and when he arrives into the mosque, everyone's gathered together and the
whole the whole the whole area where the lecture was was ran packed, and shipped awesome saw that everyone was sitting there and put their shoes were a mess by the shoe rack. So what did he start doing?
He started picking up their shoes and putting them in place one by one. Until one of the guys said Tim forget these shoes, go go go sit down shift costume is going to start his lecture very soon. So Should a costume I'm gonna get on with Allahu Allah. He responded to him without saying anything that I should if the chef gave a lecture, without with seeing that the Ummah needed help and not serving them first, his words would have no meaning. You guys, everyone left their shoes here and there's obviously an opportunity to do hikma. So I'm going to do this before I give the lecture. Finally, when he got to the front, everyone's like, we're reaching out, we're all looking for you.
And he shared why he did what he did. They then introduced him as the great Allama this great scholar, you know this person, not only was he a founder of an institute, but he was extremely intelligent. When I say extremely intelligent, I mean,
like really intelligent person. So this person he introduced him introduced him and after introducing him, Schiff also noted up with Allahu Ali, he got up to the podium and he took the mic and he said, he's a very powerful words. He said in order to read the order, and then I'll translate in English. He said agar Doha lm ketomac Mom
mocassin canon Pirna hottie dunya katabi natural target possum kaha para water, aka Hamada, he said had someone that accused me of learning two letters of this Deen.
He's not even accepting that he's learned something, what is he saying? Have someone not accused me of being a student of knowledge, that by Allah, I would have hid myself in a corner, to the point that no one would have known where I was born, and no one would have known where I die, it would have been a secret, I would want my entire life to be a citizen, a secret between myself and ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. And I share these incidents, so we can reflect over where we are, unfortunately.
And how we like to show everything off. When the hadith is describing the friends of Allah as Ophea. At the are hidden, they are seen by the eyes of people, they aren't obsessed with miracles, they aren't obsessed with fame, they aren't obsessed with following. You know, I look at some of the Duat in our time, and I see that these people are, they're addicted, they're like drug addicts, but their addiction isn't to, you know, cocaine or marijuana or heroin, they're addicted, their addiction is to fame. You know, you look at the definition of narcissism. And it applies to the lot of our time, unfortunately, they're narcissistic. Everything has to revolve around them. It's all about name
branding, someone is telling you that other reasons, as as of recent times, you know, do audits have started to hiring image consultants, people who work on developing their public image in front of people. Now, if there's a need to develop to maintain your image, in face of people who are actually trying to tarnish your image, like they are Osama Forbes, and are trying to tarnish your image, and then you hire a consultant to come in to preserve your image that kind of makes sense. Because without that, you wouldn't be lucky here. And you want to be able to come to a field while ensuring that the playing fields are equal.
But doing it just for the sake of fame, and so that you can build an image in the eyes of people. So they view you from a particular perspective. What kind of deal is this? What Islam are you following? What kind of rely are we talking about? The true friends of Allah Azza hadith is describing them as
they are hidden. They weren't interested in fame, someone asked one of the scholars one of the stuff that, you know,
show us a miracle. Show us a miracle of yours. Because whenever you think of a wali of Allah, Friend of Allah, what pops into your mind immediately, guys,
miracles, right cut on that. So they said, Show us a miracle. He responded back by saying that the greatest miracle I can offer to you
is that I'm still living in Allah hasn't destroyed me, even though I've committed so many since.
That's a father of Allah. And that's a miracle. A sinner like me should have been gone a long time ago. And if you want to see a miracle of mine, so his miracle that he's presenting isn't of something that he's done. Rather, it's the favor of Allah, he isn't boasting over something. You know, this is the level of the level and humbleness that these people had. There's a famous scholar by the name of Sehat Sulayman. Another week,
he authored a famous book on the prophets biography called Cedar to Nebby. It's one of the most beautiful books most well researched books for students of history, those who have a desire to study history, and in particular, those who like Sita, I encourage you, I highly recommend you to read the muckety muck introduction written by
say it's a man that we in his in his seat Otonabee.
Very good book.
It's in multiple volumes, five or six volumes. The world knows him for being this great historian and great biographer of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he noticed that all this fame was actually getting to him. And he didn't like it. So he went to one of the scholars at the time and said to him, Schiff, I would like for you to spiritually guide me and help me get through this crisis that I'm facing, that everywhere I go in the world since I've written this book, everyone talks about me. You know, sometimes you might read some Quran, sometimes you might give a dose or a lecture, you might deliver a hotdog, and everyone in the community is talking about you and it gets
to you. So he comes to Canada and Allahu Allah and says that I need some guidance. Can you help me overcome this hurdle that I face where everyone's praising and I actually feel like, I am something it's getting to me.
So chef, I should have retired, Abdullah Ali responded back to him by saying that how can I advise you when you are an alumna?
The chef is saying this to him. What is he saying? I mean, how can I advise you urine Allah Almighty, Allah has given you true. Even I've benefited from your readings for your works. He said, however, I make dua to Allah. Bye
Right now, he said he held his hand and said I make dua to Allah right now
that Allah subhanahu wa taala put something in my heart that I can see to you that will be beneficial to both of us. He said to him,
Allah Allah said Walkertown, gay Allah melodem AC bipedal DJ, John Hartman defy the mantle Omega defy the mantle, that may Allah put something in my heart that will be beneficial to both of us.
Say if some say my Middle East says, then the shift, he said to me
by Hamada, today's may to overload up in the upcoming data. And I, this was the one line of advice he gave, he said, my friend, in the pathway that we follow, the principle is at the beginning and end of the journey, we are taught to erase ourself. Don't make the Dean about you. Don't make your math about you. Don't make the lecture about you. Don't make yourself the center of it all. And this great Allama is the students who actually narrate this whole incident, they say that we saw say it's cinema nadwi, before he left the the City of Palo Alto, and before he left the city where he came to visit the chef, we saw him sitting by the shoe rack area, fixing the shoes of the people, when they
would come this great Allama would wait for the people of the village to come, they would take their shoes off, you would take their shoes, kind of like a valet service, he was serving as a valet service for people shoes, where you would pick them up, put them on the shelf, and then take them and put them by their feet again, you know, and from this, we learn
that and this is something I'll talk about in a few moments. But I wanted to give one more example of, of, of the level of humbleness the friends of Allah. I mean, I can give 100 examples from the life of the prophet Sallallahu sunnah, by the way. 110 examples, there are too many examples to share from the Prophets time. That's why I share examples of scholars from our age from our time scholars who children whose children live scholars whose grandchildren are still alive, you know, these people who didn't live centuries ago rather than living our time, such great scholars unknown. I kid you not there was a scholar that I met
in America, I met him not too long back. And when I met him, I was amazed that no one in the community had any idea how great of a scholar they had amongst them. Because again, in our time, in our day and age, unfortunately, everything is judged by
you know, just social media presence. Everything is judged by how great of a lecture someone is, when that's not the that's not the the alarma design a symbol of Taqwa that how powerful or how engaging of a lecture you actually are. Someone may be very good at using their tongue, but may have never used their heart. And there may be a person who's only used their heart in their life and they may not be good when it comes to speaking or delivering lectures in front of other people. There was another great scholar from the subcontinent by the name of chiffon Hynde modern mu Rahmatullahi
they call them shift with him the reason why they gave him this name is because he was he paid he played a pivotal role in
establishing a movement against the British against colonial presence and his movement. It not only did it take traction in India, but also the traction in Ivana stone. It also went very far to Turkey. And he was a known figure.
And they gave him a tidal shift with hint shift with Hindi, which means the shift of India of Hindi, which is a very big title by the way, there was a scholar by the name of Chef Moreno Dean edge Mady Rahmatullahi alley, he heard that there's a guy in Durban who's called chef with him, and it kind of bothered him. That Who is this dude? That everyone's calling chef on him? What an arrogant dude. You know, he allows people to call him chef on him the scholar, imagine someone who's called Chef America.
Phil's makes you feel a little uncomfortable, right? So this shift, we're in the Dinos, MIDI monitor more endogenous MIDI. He said, I made an intention that I'm going to go meet this guy. So he said, I got on a train. I traveled, traveled, traveled until finally I got to Durban I got off the train station. I asked the people where does this shift lead him guy live. I'm going to confront him today. And I'm going to call him up. And they told him that he lives there. He said, I went to his home when I came there. I knocked on the door, there was a harden that came to the door servant to him said what are you? What do you need? He said, Well, my name is Chef Marina Dinesh, maybe I've
come all the way from Edgemere. And I'd like to meet a chef on hidden from Durban. And I'd like to meet him right now. So the servants said, Well, why don't you come inside, it seems that you've come from far. So he called this person inside had him sit in the sitting room. He then offered him some water. This person said, look, I think I appreciate the water, but I want to check on him. So the servant said, you know, I'll call chef on him in a moment, but you've just come from a travel. So let me take care of you a little bit. So you offered him some food, offered us some dessert fruit, offered some chai. He said can I massage your shoulders a little bit. So this
person was getting irritated. So he kept saying to this person
that can you please go and call the chef on him the guy. His arrogance is really getting to me. I've come from so far he should have come and met me by now. So then the servant responded back by saying,
Can I show him the coin here at Alberta Maha Bandha, Mahmud Banda Mahmoud ECRs, Konami, that there is no shuffle him who lives here. However this audio is this incapable human being. His name is Mahmoud. He was shuffled held, and shepway, endogenous MIDI he says that when I saw the man who the country called shuffle him, massaging my shoulders, offering me tea, offering me a meal, offering me water. He said, I got up and I embraced him. And I said, Had anyone else been given this title, I would have waged war against him. But I'm happy to know that you hold this title, because you live it. mutawa someone who's humble.
we have to go back to that style. We have to go back to that life of humbling ourselves and this humbleness How does it come into existence? If you look at all these, many of the stories that I shared with you go to a chef class and I wanted him to lie on his story that I shared with him fixing the shoes, or chef and his story where he's serving the chef right now. The logo and humbleness comes through serving the creation of Allah. It comes to hit metal hook. If you want to become a friend of Allah, you have to establish humbleness in you month Allah Allah Allah Allah He. Rafa Allah, whoever's humbles whoever humbles himself for the sake of Allah, Allah will elevate that
person, but you can only Humble yourself if you serve the creation of Allah, and whoever serves the creation of Allah will become the Beloved of Allah. Khalifa al Allah, for humble halter in Allah. But in reality, the most beloved of Allah's creation is the one whose kindness to Allah's creation, the one who's kind to Allah subhanahu Athan, its creation.
Now, there are a few points that I want to mention. There is a difference between being humble, which leads to sugar. When the person is humble. They acknowledge the favor of Allah, but they're thankful to Allah. That's the other. And then there's something else, which is not recommended in the deen, which is to view yourself inferior to think bad of yourself to talk down on yourself because this leads to being ungrateful. You know, one person says, I don't have enough wealth. That's not being humble. That's you being ungrateful, even though Allah has given you to be humble is Allah has given you a humble that's being humble. You guys understand that. There's a difference
between viewing yourself as inferior and being humble. And other things you shouldn't be tangled up with Allah Allah mentioned, is watch out for showing off about being humble. Kind of like Inception. So be humble, which means don't show off. But don't show off about about being humble. Let that let that settle in. Think about it a little bit. There is another narration that Allama Lucia Rahmatullahi narrates in his little Hemani that even Barack has has has also narrated
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked philia Rasulullah Mongolia Allah, a messenger of Allah who are the Olia of Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah Dena either. Oh look here Allah, the true friends of Allah are those that when they are seen,
when they are seeing
you are reminded of Allah subhanho wa Taala just by seeing them you feel peace, you feel tranquility. You will meet people like this in your life by the way, there are some people you to sit with them, and there's a coolness that enters into your heart.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says in nama Walia, como la hora sudo, who will Edina Armando Latina up Munna, Salah tunas Acaba, whom rock your own, so reminder, verse number 55 and 56 Allah while defining the true friends of Allah and says, These are people who establish their prayer, give them a cup, right? And they bow in front of Allah. When she does accept this claim that people make that a person become so spiritual, and they become so close to Allah that a point comes that the obligations no longer apply to them. This is utter nonsense. Absolute utter nonsense.
In this hadith when we look at it, we find that there are two types of Olia. The first type of Olia the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says they gain their Wilaya they gain their friendship by fulfilling the obligations.
The thing that a person can use to gain closest to me more than anything is the 13th. And the second group of people are those who gained their rely on their friendship not just through obligations, but rather also through their, through their nonprofit through their voluntary acts.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the prophets before would regularly make dua for Wilaya, they will make dua for the love of Allah for the friendship of Allah. There's a famous law of the prophets of Allah why they will sit on which anchor
richer every one of you to make the province of Allahu Allah He was sitting with St. Allahu Mirzakhani Bukka well hook by my yen Ferroni horrible, horrendous. Allahumma MATA is often the metal Hibou for childhood Quwata knee femur to Hibou Allahumma mas await Arnim boo. Fudge Allahu Faraj only female.
The translation of this is Allahu Mirzakhani hubba Oh Allah bless me with your love will help a million foreigners who will who end up and bless me with the love of those people whose love will benefit me with you.
Hola. Hola. Matos upston Emo Hibou Oh ALLAH wherever you have blessed me from the things that I love in this world for John who attorney FEMA to Hibou so make it a means of strength for me to accomplish that which you love. Ya Allah I love a car you give me a car. Let me use this car to gain your love Allahumma Omaze Allah masa Waitangi member will know Allah, whatever you have turned away from me from those things that I love. I want her to marry someone you didn't allow it to happen. I wanted to live in a house you took it away from me. I want to buy a car, you didn't facilitate it for me. Whatever you've turned away from the things that I love for John, who for hours and leafy
Matt Hibou. So make the gap of that thing in my life and opportunity for me to gain closeness to you and become more beloved to you. Similarly, there is another law of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. Allahumma John Hooka a humble usher in a year, Russia, Turkey, Russia in the last hour and Neha to dunya. Shelter Isla, you call it? What either Estrada you know Ali dunya mean? Dunya Han *ery dynamin robotic. I won't translate that it's a famous law. You can search for the law and get the transition yourself. How does a person gain Wilaya? How does a person gain this friendship of Allah?
There are many prescriptions.
I was once with shiftiness. John pootie Rahmatullah era who passed away last year, one of the greatest scholars of Hadith in the subcontinent. I remember I was wandering once in Makkah Mikado and
I asked him a question I said to him, Chef, how does a person become a Willie of Allah? How does a person become a friend of Allah? So he said, there are two things that are necessary. If these two things exist, you have the will of Allah and if these two things do not exist, then you're deluded. Here we're talking about without the hustle that I'm without I'm Allahu Allah will let you know what it's for every believer here we're talking about what when I had to Casa that special degree of that friendship, that intimacy with Allah intimate friendship of Allah, what are the two things that he said tilava to Quran,
right? Or salata, tahajjud these are two things you said that are necessary. The first thing is Tilawat. Be punctual and regular in reading the Quran.
Above me, he said to a person to cover up in Allah He must tatata while Anika Lanta, Takara, la Hebei, Shane, who are Harboe la him in Colombia, that there is nothing you can use to get closest to Allah that is more effective and more beloved to Allah than the Quran itself. Use the Quran to build your bond with Allah. Sit with the Quran every day and read some lines, read some pages. Don't let days pass by and you haven't touched on. What kind of betrayal is that to your beloved, that your your beloved is speaking to you. And days have passed by and you haven't even spoken to your beloved. Similarly, a little mama or the hola on narrates muffler on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam said MonteCarlo Bella riba it Allah had been with me my fellow German who Jonnie Al Quran, that there is nothing that a person can gain closest to Allah that is more effective with than the Quran itself. With mine said, Little to Herat, Kulu, bukem Masha, Masha vo to me in Colombia become that if your hearts were pure, you would never be satisfied from the economy of your Lord. You would never be satisfied of reading the Quran. The fact that you are bored of reading the Quran is a sign that your hearts are diseased. Even Masuda the Allahu ansaid man a humble Quran, hob, Allahu wa sunnah. Whoever shows love the Quran, it's actually because they love Allah and they love the Rasul
one scholar one said to his students, I prefer the Quran are you memorizing the Quran? Have you memorized the Quran? But Allah He said no. So the scholar said was all Fairhope Allah, may Allah has protection may Allah has assistance come to this person.
What are you doing? Khurana Fatima Fatima Fatima on what we monitor on them? Well Forgive me Nigera who has a weapon that you see that you seek ALLAH but you have no Quran? So what is it that you speak to Allah with? What is it that you're building your bond with? If it isn't the Quran that Allah subhanaw taala revealed to you? As for the 100 foot even if it says caliber money the arm Huberty, when am I any winner?
About whenever undiscerning cares about money the arm Huberty one arm underneath, and a second Lumo Hibben you Hibou Hallward Habibie that the one who claims that he loves Allah, yet sleeps from Allah has lied and his claim that he loves Allah because the lover searches for the moment where they can be alone with their beloved.
In the Hadith mentions that when a person attains this love Allah becomes their hearing, Allah becomes their sight, Allah becomes the hand with which they touch with the feet with which they walk. What does this actually mean? Allah Muhammad Allahu Allah says a yes sir sorry, a yes sir to ally of Allahu Ullman. Suba ILAHA the hill allottee or what have Oh, * to theme, fear hataoka Only not so heavy, that that Allah subhanahu wa taala says that when I become his hand what that actually means is, I then make that limb of his I facilitate that limb of his to be used in my worship. That's what it actually is.
Another group of scholars they say what this actually means is that Allah subhanahu wa Tada is saying
that I will accept his prayer. When a person becomes my friend, I will accept his dua except his prayer, even before his ear has the ability to hear before the sound even reaches his ears. Come to SR, electrolyte Hawaii Chi Minh seminary, he fits the mind you have a study here for another day where the field lamps meaning ALLAH will immediately accept the prayers. Another scholar and other scholars they say that it has endless Kalani says that I will become the hand with which he touches the eyes with which he sees what this actually means is that everywhere he looks, everything he touches everything he sees, he will only find Michael draw my power there, he will only find my
existence there. So therefore this will become a catalyst a means for him to gain closest to me.
You know, I close off with one thing, that the people who are the true friends of Allah, those who are truly beloved to Allah, a sign is that their heart will yearn Allah subhanahu methodic and we pray that Allah subhana wa Tada allows our hearts to urine.
Urine, his love, urine, his Quran urine, his Deen urine meeting with him.
You know, you'll see that true friends of Allah, they live their life and Allah is obedience and on the last of their life comes, they aren't interested in living in this dunya anymore. They're interested in being with their beloved if they've dedicated their life to mana Habibollah Allah hub Allahu Lucado. Whoever loves to meet Allah, Allah also loves to meet that person. And that person's departure from this world causes an excitement in the nothing meaning in the unseen world. In the angels. Allah sends a group of angels to receive this person's soul. And they stand with beautiful bouquets, you know, beautiful fragrance. And as this person is transitioning from the world, they
opened up a window from which he sees his abode in the Hereafter. And they say bear this difficulty one last difficulty. For after this, there will be no difficulty again, the friends of Allah, Allah sends angels to console them to bring peace to them to bring comfort to them. And as they leave the world, the Hadith describes the angels extract the body, the soul from their body,
just like a strand of hair is extracted from dough without any disturbance at all very smoothly, very easily.
And the journey after that is beautiful because their soul has been taken into the heavens and every group of angels that are standing at the gates of heaven. When the soul is brought to them. They say Marhaba and glad tidings we've been waiting for you. Your deeds have passed us for years. And finally we get to meet you. You are beloved to Allah. When the soul finally reaches the Throne of Allah it is given permission to do such that in front of Allah. When the soul meets Allah on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhana wa Tada is pleased with his soul energy, you know, don't be here all the time or the Allah is so happy with the soul that Allah says to the soul, that you've already gone
through too much difficulty in the world. Now there will be no barriers between you and your pleasures will definitely feel everybody wonderfully. Jannetty enter into my agenda. Our heart should yearn this friendship of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada by Allah. If you've befriended everyone in the world, other than your Allah, you have failed friendship.
You haven't made the true friend. But if the only friend you've taken from this world is Allah and everything else, kind of maybe sorta coulda, shoulda. Uh,
it's okay. You've accomplished everything from the world. Your focus should be on how can I build a Muhammad with Allah? How can I build my Irfan with Allah, my relationship with Allah, how can I build my Gnosis my knowing of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. That's where the focus should be. That's where I should be. But I want to build a bond with Allah and never view yourself under it. I know I said that that I will do Quran as necessary. I know that I said the Hydra surah is necessary, but if you can't do
Do these things. You can still ask Allah you can complain to Allah you can say to Allah Ya Allah, I'm trying. I still want to be your friend Yala. I may not be worthy of it, but ya Allah You created me Allah, you gave me desire to love you. Yeah Allah I want you to give me the ability to fulfill the responsibilities that come with loving you. There's the r&b poet, he used to say, he said,
Will Salah Hina well
I love the righteous people, but I'm not one of them was Salah Hina Well, that's to me. No, I love the righteous but I'm not one of them. lol Allah Yasukuni salah. I just have hope and Allah, that He will resurrect me with my beloved ones on the day of judgment, and that I'll be resurrected with a pious people. All we can do is have hope in Allah subhanahu McDonogh. And don't let anyone come and tell you that because you sin you don't have a relationship with Allah. You should strive and struggle to build that external. So that relationship is more fortified and it's stronger. But you can always continue to build that bond with Allah in your heart. There are examples. The lady who
was granted Jana who committed Zina in her life, but she gave water to a dog, a sincere act from Allah. Allah fell in love with her. The Sahaba who served the Prophet, Allah fell in love with him. They are there is no lack of examples of people who are sincere to Allah and Allah was sincere to them. They committed to Allah, Allah committed to them, they love Allah, Allah love them. We pray that Allah subhanaw taala blesses our hearts with the ability to love our Creator, and that these bodies are used to fulfill the covenant and promise of love that we made to Allah before we entered into this world, and that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada blesses us to be humble servants of his, Allah
subhanho wa Taala blesses us with humility, and that we seek to be known in the heavens, if even if it means to come at the cost of being unknown in the world. While some Allahu Allah said I'm Hamid Saramonic with Allah He tato workato