40 Ahadith of Imam An-Nawawi 21 – Unwavering Commitment
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On the authority of Abu `Amr and he is also called Abu `Amrah Sufyan bin Abdullah ath- Thaqafee (r) who said: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell me something about al-Islam which I can ask of no one but you.” He (s) said, “Say I believe in Allah and then be steadfast.” (Muslim)
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that I said O Messenger of Allah told me something about Islam which I can ask of you, and no one but you.
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for me to be, let's say I believe in Allah, and then remain steadfast. The Hadith is narrated by the Muslim Rahmatullah era.
So the narrative this hadith is a companion by the name of Yon, if you have the law, or the law of the land, as you will know, the law highly, very clearly states himself that at some point he is known as a llama, by the scholars of Hadith, and some scholars of Hadith known as a blommer.
his lineage as mentioned by the historians of whom I want to spell honey Rahim Allah Allah mentions in his Mali for the Sahaba Mali for the Shahada, that he is Sophia, Sophia Abdullah Abdullah bin Avira via bin Harith a photography a thought if
a photography the tribe of both a thief was a tribe that was known amongst Arabs and they resided in five and this hobby as well was also from five. He was with the delegation that came to meet the professor allamani, who will send him and he accepted Islam at that point as well.
After he accepted Islam, he had to go back home but before he went back home, he wanted to ask the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a question and he asked the purpose of the law while he was still a messenger of Allah. I have to ask you a question that after I asked you this question, I will have no longer any need to ask anyone else another question. Note he's a new Muslim, just accepted Islam, from the big city of five from a great tribe. He's a philosophy and he says the purpose of a lot instead of giving me advice on something that I can do and I want to have to ask anyone after you and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then said to him, Well, I want to be a
thermostat him say I believe in a law and then remain firm.
He resided in Medina manana for a bit as well. And then during the life of our mobile photography, a lot one of the law one appointed him
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How many narrations Do we have from this particular companion?
According to some scholars,
he only narrates one Hadith from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which is reported to us authentically and that is this heavy.
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There are five a hadith narrated from this Companion of the Prophet of Islam It was so I was positive he says that there's only one Hadith narrated from him by Mr. Muslim Rahmatullahi Ali and that is that we are studying right now. About Lawson says something very similar. He says that, other than this, have you I am not aware of any other authentic narration from this companion. So Phantom knob did not have the alarm on
amongst the students. What's very interesting amongst the students are first and foremost his own sons. So you have often been soufiane bin Abdullah photography, Abdullah bin soufiane bin Abdullah fluffy, you have alpa Marvin Sophia bin Abdullah photography, you have another son, Amara bin Sophia, and we have a lot of photography. So it's as if all of his sons were his immediate students. Then other than them, you obviously have some of the great known narrators as well. Like ottawans Aveda de la robbinsville Rahim Allah and others.
This particular Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
is also narrated by him I'm kidding. We didn't have too long it.
The narration that he might have given me the Dr. de la had a brings along with the text that we just read above. There's a little addition towards the end. And the narration that he wanted me to hit the lung and he rings he says that bulter Yasuda I sit on messenger of Allah Hadith maybe I'm an artisan will be he informed me or educate me of a matter that I can be firm on meaning something I can hold on firmly to that I will stick to the prophecy that along with it. He was sent him said say don't be Allah My Lord is Allah through most of them and then remain firm on that blue yellow suit a lot of waffle metal half Walia almost under the law, what is that one thing that you fear upon me
the most? So the process that along with it was really sad enough. He he held on to his own tongue. And he said I thought I had this is what I fear most for you. And in one narration, the purpose of the law My name is repeatedly said that, that I fear this upon you I threw this upon you in one narration
even above the law, Jani narrates in his module Sahaba he said to yellow sort of love from the
messenger below What should I stay away from what can I prevent myself from
for oma Isla de Santa he the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam pointed towards his tongue. His tongue could be either the prophets tongue or his own tongue one of the two of the prophets of Allah wa it was made gesture to this is a very important Hadith, when it studied in the grand collection of a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Baba Yaga Maliki Rahim Allah tada says regarding this hadith haddam in Jamia economy, he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this narration is from the miraculous statements of the purpose of the law how it was said that were concise and precise, concise and meaning precise, in words, very few words jam packed with meaning. However, he says,
You will learn even though he didn't work out that Islam has two very important components, though he believed in the oneness of Allah, monotheism, with law, obedience to Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He says the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, call him say amen to believe that I believe in Allah, that's the heat.
I'm going to be law that covers the part the element of tawheed that's one half of your faith. The other half of your faith is thought and that's where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says
that be firm and what you believe in. So if you understand it from that perspective, what you learn is that this heavy is very German and very mad at meaning it's full of meaning in very few words.
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He said that one that I have put on was revealed First off, it will come up when will that be firm just as you have been commanded by Allah subhana wa Tada. This ayah was so difficult upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It was so heavy on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in its meaning. The Prophet said along it was cinemas being told to be
stead fast and the reason why it was hard in the process that a lot of it was setting wasn't because he struggled and being steadfast is because the promise of a long while he was sitting was worried about his oma having the ability to remain steadfast and just concerned and worried the practice of aloha it was sort of so much so much that have now busted the alarm on says that there was not an I have put on a shed do What a shock Valley human having it I worry that even caught us on alarm. It was selling me as hobby getting enough it was that Sri Lanka shape for policy of attorney who could afford to have that that's why the parks that along while he was sort of one day he was approached
by the companions and they said our messenger of Allah, you've become, we see signs of aging on you so quickly. What do they mean so quickly? It's very common for people to age by 6063 what they mean by that is that the prophets of Allah holiday was set up even at 6063 had so much energy and they weren't expecting to see that on the promise that a long while he was sitting maybe for another 100 years. So they said a messenger of Allah, what is it that's tired you What's this aging for the promise of a long while, it was an obscenity about the new hood, that sort of hood and in particular, this is stuffing.
This idea has been has brought this, this, this concern, this worry upon me, which you see in the result of white strands of hair appearing on the surface that along with some of the possible shady rights in Asia, dishonor is the far mudaraba Bihar Kamara, what Amala, we do the half a pseudo feraud when he Rama? He says that it's the farmer.
Once a person accomplishes it, that's when they're, that's when their good deeds are complete. Every good deed that you bring into your life is incomplete until you can show firmness on that good deed. You can stick it through till the end. It's very easy to do something today, and then not follow up with it tomorrow. How many people do we see on January 1, open up gym memberships. Everyone's quick at making good, intense, and good intentions are a good thing you should make them. But following through with your intentions, translating your mission statement into actual business is where the trick actually is. It's very easy to sit together with three buddies and start up a business and
say, what's our vision? What's our goal? What's our mission statement. But then translating that vision, that goal and mission statement into reality is where the actual struggle is. Most businesses are not capable of doing that most human beings are not able of doing that. We talk about ideas, we think about them, we discuss them, but when it comes to implementation, that's where we fail miserably. So
he says, This is the completion of your dean will be will be will God have for so long? And it is through steadfastness that a person can truly accomplish good in their life.
The promise of the lohani who was said I'm started off by advising this companion to be loved say I believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala.
What does it mean to believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala? There's obviously a legal definition. There's a legal definition of believing in a law. What is that? The steel bill Gina and if Robin Lisa, I'm a little bit arrogant, to believe with a heart to a test with a tongue and to follow up with good deeds. That's more of a very legal definition of a man believing in a law. But there's much more to it than just that. There's a famous collection of Hades called muskets and masabi. And one of the most prominent commentators of this collection is a scholar by the name of Allah TV Rahim Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. He has a very lengthy discussion on this Howdy. And honestly, I would
like to cover it with you. But this is going to be one of those moments maybe the first time in this class that I'm going to tell you that discussion is too long to have in a one hour class. It's more of a one week class. Even when I taught this to my own students, I skipped this discussion. The reason is because he would take too long, but what I'll do for you is I will hint towards some of the very important points he makes underneath this heading. He says,
well, Fernando Wafula departed hottie and the pillars of true belief lie upon 16 branches.
pillar of firm, true solid belief lies upon 16 branches, and I won't list all 16 of them. I will just tell you one or two of them. He starts off by saying follow up on seeking knowledge. Modify the Sania knowing who your Lord is believing in the siofok of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Believing in the oneness of Allah subhana wa tada believing in others from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he continues on we've got a video of him on AV Murphy he ministered off when his former was elected ama wasa moto aka Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam
fukada wildon Jonathan was alive and he continues on on 16 things that are very important to believe in. Anyone who wishes can check the reference there monschau funding Raja kita, you can go and check the book, then you'll find all 16 of them listed. Then he says, that's when it comes to belief. I want to be law. So Muscatine has little to do with belief and more to do with action. So then he says, well, fun, Lula, I'm a young person with erotica.
Then when it comes to perfecting your deeds,
you must accomplish three very important things. The first thing he says is, is that which relates to the individual mattala. We'll mark that which relates to the individual in question yourself, the second without any Houma, mydala b, he will be philosophy. The second is what relates to you and your immediate circle of people, your family members, your friends, you know, those who you meet with everyday. And the third, he says Maya, Maya ominous that which relates to the people at large. So in order for you to be steadfast, you need to do certain things yourself, you need to do certain things with your family members, you need to set a temperament amongst them. And you also need to
make sure that the people that are around you at large also meet certain criteria.
And then for each of these, he then goes into, for example, when it comes to the Pete things
that people at large need to adopt, he says, Well, sure, go Hi, savato Asha, there are 17 things that the society needs to adopt, in order to establish a society that will be firm and steadfast. And he says, As for that, which relates to the family members and those that are close to you, we're sure we'll have them and those are eight things that they need to adopt. And then he comes to the individual. He says, As for the individual, you need to adopt multiple things, but you have to understand before we go into the smaller things, there are two elements that you need to protect yourself in Hawaii no casumo elaphus main, a huduma Maya talaq bill Barton, the first is that which
relates to your internal affairs, you need to fix some of your internal issues from the internal issues. He says Now, within the internal issues, this further breaks into two categories. This is a little confusing, I know. But um, if you actually, you know what, I'm going to back up a little and break it down for you one more time. So, you understand things try to draw spider chart, kind of build a spider chart in your mind, if you wish to follow this
you need to break the Hadeeth into two parts. The first part of the hoodie talks about belief, okay. The first part of the hug, he talks about belief, he says for that you need to master how many things
16 things then it comes to practice, when we talk about practice, this will not break into three categories, that which relates to the community that was related to your immediate circle and that which relates to your self, if you go back to that which relates to the community, how many things need to be mastered there 17 things if you go to that which relates to your immediate circle, how many things do you need to do you need to master There are eight things amongst the eight things he says at the alfonsina one nikka will be hopefully he will be rewarded no silica Ratan Tata saw saw that sorry, son, Elon metallic wallet. So, these are eight things that you need to bring into your
immediate circle. And then when it comes to the last part of this equation, things that you need to fix in yourself, he then says Now, this will be broken down into two categories, the internal and external,
when it comes to the self, it will break down into two categories, that which relates to the button that which relates to the VA hit that which relates to the via
then has a list of things that need to be done there. And that which relates to so that which relates to the the volume of external, he says there are 13 things that need to be done there 13 things and that was related to the bothan internally. Now we'll further break into two categories.
That would relate to relates to the individual will be two categories, the volume and the button. The button will further break into how many categories to the first is what he calls the
removal. And the second is what he calls Talia, beautifying yourself. There are certain things you must remove from your life. There are certain things spiritually you must add into your life. So when we're talking about spiritually, there are certain things you need to get rid of. And then when when we're talking about spiritually internally, there are certain things you must add. Which things must you get rid of? He says what Omaha to her Asha, there are 10 things you must get rid of. You guys understand why I was telling you that I can't cover this in one class. This is literally a one week or maybe one month discussion.
I'm not exaggerating. He says well Mahatma Asha there are 10 things you must get rid of in yourself. Eating a lot, drinking a lot stinginess pride, love for wealth, love for name, low for worldly pleasures, has said the jealousy idia ostentation.
And then he continues on with a list of things that need to be removed. He says as for the things that need to be brought into yourself, what the halia to next will come out. There are 13 things that you need to bring into yourself. A Toba will have what Raja was what hyah was sugar while he was sober, what if Laos was served? What what what could what reverb will call
so these are this is a very lengthy discussion that allama Tiburon Allahu Allah brings in his commentary in witchcraft. And as I said earlier, Manisha AppFolio. Raja whoever wishes to learn more about this very intricate, very detailed, if you pay attention to the point that he brings this hadith right here. Honestly, it's a summary of Ischia. It's a whole roadmap with Ischia. If someone's learning how to spiritually purify themselves, what can I How can I become a better person? How can I spiritually elevate it's as if in this one commentary of this hadith What is he done? The whole roadmap he's hands it out saying this is what you need to do. And this is how you
need to do it.
What is his diploma?
this hadith says believe in a lot and then remain firm, remain steadfast who are meant to be law firm.
The word is diploma is derived from the three letters of wow mean.
Ba Ba, Ma
cough Wow. And mean. This can come in two meanings. I had a woman, Gemma Tomita ness, the first meaning could be a group of people, like receive home
care about home university that people have no Holly ceram rejected him. Okay.
The second meaning could be what Arthur indissoluble
in default means to erect well as a means to be determined.
So it's the case can mean to go in the straight path.
Allowing no deviation, that's what it actually means to remain firm to be upright. That's why it also comes in the meaning of it down to be balanced. So fama can also come in the meaning of FTD. To be balanced.
is the formula when
it comes to the meaning of data.
Now, out of the many names of Allah subhanho wa Taala, one of the names of a lot is alpha Yun.
Allahu La Ilaha Illa. Who, Allah Hi. And then
you. So what does that mean? I will tell you, Allah, tala Rahmatullahi, Allah says, I'll call you. I'll call him at that in the reservoir, I'll call you means the one who is present and will be there for eternity and there is no coming of an end to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And then he also says what you call it is also said, while understanding what a human actually means, who will call him, Allah who will call him Allah coolly say in the ayah that Allah subhanho wa Taala is a human because not that he's in need of being straight or being upright. But Allah subhana wa tada takes that responsibility for all of the creation. A lot takes the responsibility of looking over the affairs of all of the human beings, making sure everyone's Rive life is upright and it's on track. everyone's life is still running, they're still moving forward. Allies taking care of their fears of all of the worlds that exist. Those that we know of those that we don't know of a lot
takes care of the fears while we are deep into our sleep and can even hear someone crying in the next door to us. But Allah is aware of all of the thoughts that cross the minds of human beings. He's a human Hi, Alka you.
Technically, it's the law. When we use the word is the karma. In Islam, what is its meaning?
If the receiver humbly says
it's the farmer is the farmer to hear Sulu, serratos 13 is the farmer is to take the straight pathway. You know how we make that law to Allah subhanho wa Taala
In a Serato studying Allah keep us on the straight pathway we read it and every prayer of ours. So browser but humbly starts off by saying it is to be on that straight path. Well what do we mean if it weeds out of who you know what I use a lot, not to deviate to the right and not to deviate to the left just being in the middle on that straight path. Think of the Quran and Sunnah as the borders of this pathway. The barriers that keep you from falling off you know when you're driving on the highway there there railings on the side to make sure even if you have an accident, you don't fall off the foot on in cinema are the bars to keep you in track and keep you in the middle. He then says
even Roger continues on he says it's the farmer consists of doing good deeds externally and internally and staying away from all bad things externally and internally.
Evening how journalists Kalani famous scholar of Hadith he writes in body
armor to Kenya to nondeterministic be Emily left the island of Uttarakhand is the Dharma is
to hold firmly to the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala in actions, and then also leaving the things that a lot told us to stay away from.
There's an eye of the Quran and sort of facilite Allah says, In surah Brahma from mastan, that ayah this hadith is actually a reflection of that ayah that is saying, indeed those who said that we believe in a lot and then remain firm. They remain firm, regarding them, Allah subhanaw taala then gives black tidings, and I'll come to those if in a few moments under the seat of this ayah Allah ma one of the Rahmatullah YALI, he writes in his stuff, see that there are five very common interpretations given of the word customer. And these interpretations are actually very important to understand the different dynamics this place. See, in Arabic, one of the other words we use for
consistency is, is design.
ltsr means to remain consistent, persistent to keep doing something. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says is him, so and so be stick to so and so. Lesiba means to stick to something. That's why they say it's a lasme is mandatory, because you have to stick to it. So there's a difference between design and is to come in design is to stay consistent with doing something, whatever it is, for example, someone can be consistent with putting,
for example, someone who someone can be consistent with having a protein shake every morning, that is these out.
What is that?
That's the design, you won't call that is to come. Because islamically when we use the word is the farmer and has a spiritual nature to it.
It's about not just consistency, but it's about consistency in something that's very meaningful in obedience, obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala you guys following that? So if design is consistency, think of it more of an arm more general consistency. And it's the karma is for you to be consistent in a very unique way. And that's why under the conceit of this ayah Allah ma what is the karma has been defined in different ways. And I want to go through some of those ways. So you understand how the Sahaba and Fabien how they understood this word in context.
The first opinion he says belongs to a Buddhist differ of your loved one.
Have a look and see different the last one said
under the seat of this is sort of facilite thermos takamura and nagahara boom, Bada who that is the karma means to be firm in the belief of only one a lot monotheism when the Koran says, I don't want the Hadith remind This is to karma have a Serato studien have a serratos theme that comes in the Quran multiple times, all of those verses of abakus Viola Han is saying, This is hinting towards a path of monotheism meaning this is something never compromising your life. Always keep your belief in a loved one and keep that pure. The second opinion a fanny belongs to a bad boss with your loved one hustle and bustle. And also to patata they say
it's the farmer to remain firm. Allah thought he was ready for it he means to be consistent when it comes to to be particular to be firm, and obeying the commands of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. The third belongs to Alia and as they say, it's the karma isn't the meaning of sincerity, in your religion, and sincerely in your actions, what I'm going to eat a moat and doing good deeds until death. That's what is the common means you don't just do a good deed once and walk away, but you continue doing your good deeds until death.
is to Farmer means internally, being consistent with what you do externally, well and to be loved.
Externally, verbally say you believe in Allah. And then hold that belief internally just as you said, Don't waver at all. So, from this perspective is depolymerize more internal and your actions are external,
hustle and bustle. He when he would read this ayah he would say Allahumma unthrottled Buena Vista karma, Oh our Lord You are Oh Allah, You are our Lord. So grant is the karma. We all say amen to that beautiful office.
There are many places in the Quran where the word is to come appears. I shared with you for example, in fact, Allah subhana wa tada says, In surah autumns 13. In surah, Yaseen Allah subhanho wa Taala says in kilometer marine para ser Alton, Mr. thiem Allah subhanho wa Taala says it's sort of good as we also made reference to earlier on festival gamma Morocco monta maka wala taco in Houma, Tama Luna bossy, lot of agent says and sort of facilite parinama anniversario Mizzou ha la ilaha illa Hawaii first ottimo la he was still a few who
then in that very same suit Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned the ayah that I just mentioned in front of you right now, in the levina parlor of Buddha law. Indeed those who say that our Lord is our law firm must have been and then they remain firm, that unnecessarily human melodica angels descend upon them, and the angels say, and let the half who
don't fear and don't grieve? Well, I'm sure it will be agenda tilla tea
and take glad tidings of that paradise which you have been promised Magnolia open for the highest dunya of laughter. We are your companions friends, in the life of this world and also in the Hereafter, while a comfy Her Majesty and for sukumar kumarakom methadone for you will be that what your heart's desire and what you claim. When you ask for Muslim medical food Rahim. This is a hosting an honoring from out of a food or Rahim from the Forgiving and most merciful, beautiful if
it's the power is something very serious. We must take steadfastness and firmness in our life very seriously. But Allah says that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was commanded to be firm.
This brought such sorrow to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has an adversity also says lemon isn't happy he is Shama Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam familia la hycon This brought such sorrow to the prophets that along it was said on he took this so seriously that this habit they say after that we didn't see the officer allowed instead of smiling and laughing like he normally would, because he was constantly concerned constantly worried. One day the officer La Jolla was sent him saw a group of companions and they were doing
you know what?
Now lol lol caps like they were ha ha ha ha ha like that. You have the best suit and the best suit means to smile while showing your teeth. Vic is to smile, Show your teeth and make a little noise. God guys to laugh out loud. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw some Sahaba they were doing Papa hop and he said no without
the victim. kalila baccatum kathira if you knew what I knew, if your concerns were the same concerns that I have, you would laugh little and cry more. Because there's so much that needs to be done so much that needs to be accomplished. It's kind of like an older man who sees a young person spent giving like $1,000 a month to drive some fancy schmancy car. The older person says only if you understood the responsibilities of life, you would bring that bill down from $1,250 because all that money could be used for something more meaningful. But you're so young right now you're so immature right now you're bound to make these mistakes. Even if you tell that person don't do it, they're
going to do it. What was his concern that was on the mind of the purpose of a lot is that my own mind needs to remain steadfast now, it's not simply then saying that they believe in Allah subhana wa Tada. But now they have to they have to live up to it. They have to obey Allah, internally. Make sure their actions match match, make sure the sincerity is there. So all the different elements of the definition of Stefan will be game. They all have to be uphold simultaneously.
There are many virtues of VISTA comma, shackle, Islamic Tamia Rahim Allah tala says as his students play you mentioned in Medallia Sally Keane
Tamia said other mukaiyama The zumal is the karma. The greatest miracle for a person is to be Steph
Fast, to be firm. That's the greatest miracle. A person one, two friends were sitting together when they.
And they started talking about their teachers. One of them said, my chef is so so pious. The other one said, my chef is really pious to the other one said, my chef is so pious that he flies in the air.
What did he say? My shift is so pious that he flies in the air. The other guy said, Well, my shift doesn't do that. Which means he's probably not as hardcore as your chef is. So the next day he came to his teacher's gathering, when he was sitting there, his teacher asked him, Why are you so sad? He said, Chef last night, we had a shift fight out. And we were all boasting about our shifts. He told me his shift flies in the air and I had no comeback. Because look at you, you never fly.
The shift said, well, you have a point I don't fly. That's true.
But he said, Can I tell you something that might cheer you up a little bit? He said, Yes. He said, you've been with me for 10 years. True or false? That person said true. He said in 10 years Did you ever see me do one thing against the sooner the Prophet allottee So did you ever see me miss one prayer? Did you ever see me do anything that was mcru anything's collapse Allah for Allah. Did I ever miss a Mr. hub? Did I ever did you ever see me do anything against the system? He said, No, I never saw you do anything against the center. He said tomorrow night when you go and meet your friends. Tell them what I tell you right now. It's default mode to focal.
Go and tell them steadfastness on the dean is greater than any miracle. And my teacher is steadfast in the dean. He steadfast on following his punctual understanding of the process that allamani was cut out to be is an honoring literally, if you translate the word karma, what does it mean?
honoring like when a host honor someone you call it karma honoring, he gave him something. It's a gift given it's not something you're supposed to earn. It's the AMA is something you have to earn Actually, it's something you actually have to do.
That's why the scholars they seem to be from the people couldn't soluble is the Kama wa Taala. Well Corolla be from the people who are steadfast in the deen. Don't be someone who searches for miracles. Don't search for miracles.
He says, because your heart would really desire a few thought will kurama to find a miracle, while your Lord really wants you to be steadfast. So what's more important to find a miracle in your life that your heart desires are to be steadfast as your Lord desires of you. Obviously, you can produce very easily that is to pharma and steadfastness being firm, is much more important. You guys are probably wondering, What is all this steadfastness even about? This sounds like a very interesting characteristic. But how does it how does it relate to me as a person? It does relate to you.
You believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala in the masjid. But now when you go out of emotion, do you remain a Muslim there? Or do you give up? It easily relates to you. I'm a Muslim in the mustard. I'm a Muslim at home. But when I go to work, and it's a lot of time, do I close the doors? Or do I go in the bathroom and pray? Or do I keep the doors open and skip my slot? Am I firm on my actions? And my firm and my belief? I'm sitting in the plane? Nobody's watching me? they're serving pork and wine? Should I eat the pork and drink the wine? Nobody's watching me? Or do I remain firm on the command of a loss upon without a ride don't waver. I'm going to buy a home and the the the purchase has
interest involved. But you know, nobody's ever going to see your tax return. Nobody will ever know about what kind of transaction you have. Maybe your wife and kids are not even in tune with what kind of finances you have at home, you maybe keep that private to yourself. So it's a question now? Do you sell yourself out and compromise your principles? Or do you remain firm? Do you hold on to them? These are the different dimensions of Stefan. Stefan is something that relates to us very regularly in our life. And where is the it's the farmer does have a spiritual religious connotation.
You will find this diploma if you implement it in all elements of your life. Creating firmness in your identity. Believing firmness in who you are as a person. Being firm in your profession. Being firm in your commitments, that when you do something you remain firm on it. If you're going to go to the gym, don't do it half don't do a half baked job go all out do Olympic lifting, too heavy lifting whatever it is that you want to do. Just don't break your joints love this Olympic lifting is gonna kill you
to do it, guys, it's not good for you. Some people get carried away, but you know, find your boundaries and, and and do your thing. But do it properly. remain firm and be consistent in what you do.
One scholar he said
it's the farmer to Pharaoh min elfi kurama.
That steadfastness is greater than 1000 miracles.
Being steadfast into being, it's greater than 1000 miracles. And that's when he said, Amen actually that aka uncut Allah Allah, Allah kurama terminated Mr. T mean, that's why the scholars when they see someone showing a miracle who isn't steadfast in their religion, they say that's magic. No, that's that's that's a magic. That's magic. Well, that's the Shivani effect affair that has nothing to do with being honored by loss of Hannah within a cut almost from Allah subhana wa Tada. That's not from Allah. Allah, because cut Amato only given to those who have his Dharma like many Amani Salah like is a curiosity is like a ubani Salah. These people will given Karama they were given
miracles, Margie is out with mighty mighty ceramica kurama for the others are majida terminology, just semantics here, when it's when a miracle occurs at the head of a prophet you call it
marches, because it has a purpose just to prove the wrong to be wrong. But when a miracle manifests itself at the hands of other than a prophet, then it's called, it can be given different names and when it's when it occurs at the hands of a pious person, you call it a karma, that is to God and then there are others to heaven. These are different categories. You can read them later on. One of the scholars he said that when a person becomes steadfast and maintained, becomes firm on their principles. And anything you do again, I want you to really keep it broad. I'm not talking about what to be firm on because there are 100 things you can be firm on. You can be firm on attending
this class, you can be consistent in particular and steadfast on entering on studying at this class. You have Milan coming ahead, don't give up in Milan. Keep pushing forward, keep pushing forward you can be steadfast there, wherever this takes you this discussion, let it take you there. The scholars they see when a person builds steadfastness in him. Oh Whoo hoo al Karama also to a Salama agenda. When a person becomes steadfast you will see that Allah will honor you. And then he will see that you will be protected. A sentiment from the fire of protected from temptation will also to who agenda and ultimately Allah will bless you and honor you with a great gift of gentle
loving narrates that model Magellan was departing on a journey. Some scholars say this was a journey to Yemen. Others say it was just a journey because others suffer for Galliano sort of La oseni. He said a messenger of Allah advised me the prophecy blossoms over the law when it shouldn't be Shia that believed in a lot and did not make any partners in Bali. He said I'm assuming a lot advise me more the process that allowed him to either set us in when you do something bad followed up with a good deed. He said yeah, that's sort of La Sydney or messenger of Allah give me more the profit and loss into stuffing. Be firm, be steadfast, and make your character beautiful.
There are different levels of his Tacoma.
The scholars they say, if you're looking for steadfastness, and firmness, consistency,
then know that this diploma for us is the karma. It is the karma to call the Allah to
make your heart first and foremost firm in believing in what Allah subhanaw taala don't believe in anyone else other than Allah subhana wa Tada. You no one can change your deed. No one can give you other than Allah. You can go to any grave in the road you want and ask that person to give you that person can never give you the only one who has the ability to give his allows imagine, even if you were to go to the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the great rank and honor that He has given been given by Allah. But if you went to the Prophet of Allah and said O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, give me 10 more years of life to live. Can the Prophet Muhammad said a
lot of someone give you that? Yes or no? No, he can't. So make your hand first belief, personal love. Someone comes and says that you know, that my idol did this to you? Or, you know, superstition did this to you? Or this is your bad luck now. All these things, don't believe in any of it. What should you say? You believe in your superstition and then believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if Allah subhanho wa Taala has decided for me to be here, then.
I'll be here. I don't have a problem. I'm not going to waver in my belief. We see this in the life of the Prophet of Islam, it was sent him most of the times our odds were against the Prophet sallallahu it was sort of the enemies of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Morocco, Panama. They spoke out against him with the most vile words that human being could speak with. But every time they ganged up against him, he trusted Allah subhana wa Tada. He had a reliance on Allah. He remained steadfast and firm. He held his ground, think of
steadfastness and it's the karma, kind of like the defense line in football.
You guys watch football, right.
When, when the plays in session when the plays when when the when the ball is in the hands of
quarterback. What is the defense lines responsibility?
is stiff comma,
don't move. Now the opposition, are they going to come and tickle them?
Yes or no? Are they going to tickle them? No, they're not going to tickle them? Are they going to tap them a little on their shoulder? Are they going to give them a little nudge? Haha? No, what are they going to do? If this person is 400 pounds, the person in front of him will also be
450 pounds. And when the ball is in the hands of the quarterback, he's not going to be nice to him. What is he going to do? He's going to try to hit him so hard. They'll try to break his hip. He'll try to see if he can break the guy's knee. He's trying to see if he can hit him in the head, maybe you know, unethically and give the guy a concussion.
Because what's his goal? He has to break shape on his chest that he's trying to break your defense line. And Allah subhanaw taala is saying what is the farmer Stanford? Add some weight in yourself? Don't be anorexic and thin and you're not talking about physical fitness here. What am I talking about? beef up your faith, beef up your reflection of Allah subhana wa tada becomes the theme strong. So that if someone comes in hits you, even if they were to take us, you know, have you ever seen these Shaolin monks, they have these YouTube videos, where people stand in front of them and punch them in their face and nothing happens. Someone comes and hits them between the legs. That guy
stands there like as if he's taking title or something. Someone comes in, takes a takes his head and punch them in his abs. If a normal human being was punished like that, what would happen to us in our law when it Rajon would happen to us so often janaza tavar, Khalfan death and these things will happen to us. These guys are eating standing there, and nothing's happening. They're just standing there like nothing. They found one of the strongest football players who had a very powerful punch, you know, the punches and they kick the ball. And they told him instead of kicking the ball hit this man between his legs. He stood there, and he didn't even flinch. He stood there like Mashallah. No
problem at all. That's his armor right there. Bring it on, you can hit me as hard as you want hit me with a sledgehammer in my chest. And again, we're not talking about physical here. Now that analogy goes to spiritual beliefs with your loved one. That's the common right there. So maybe you know your mama. That's the Dhamma right there. How about your loved one, have a bit of your loved one, this is Tacoma. The Prophet said a long audio system. That's is to combine all these analogies I use may be a little disturbing, but I want you to think of it beyond just the spiritual realm. The best way to understand something spiritually is to give a physical analogy to it, give a bodily analogy, give a
Disney analogy. And if you give that analogy, then it's easier to understand the strength and the forbearance that's required.
So it starts off with staccato.
And when a person develops firmness in their heart, this will then give them exposure to modify to La Casa to LA is La Jolla, mohabbat la harbor to La La Jolla. Do it da it Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, all these other beautiful characteristics will then take birth, believing in a law rely on that a law coming to know Allah subhanahu wa tada fearing the law, loving the law. These are all beautiful things that will take birth, once your heart becomes firm and steadfast. Then he says,
once your heart is under control, now you will need to bring your limbs under control.
You will need to bring steadfastness in your limbs. For in the hall tomorrow. One won't be run, because your actions are translators of what your heart holds in it. You want to see what the heart is like look at that person's actions. And then when it comes to the limbs, the most important limb to give is to pharma is as the process that allows them tells us someone how do you every morning all the limbs of the body they speak to the tongue and they say oh tongue don't mess up today. Because if you do something bad today Oh tongue we will all suffer in his thunder is our judge to judge. And if you mess up today, we all mess up. If you do good today, we all do good. So the most
important limb of the human being the most important part of the human body to bring a stiff arm of firmness submission to is none other than the tongue itself.
How does a person develop a stiff arm?
How does a person develops the karma? How do you build firmness and steadfastness in you shift your mind and body. He writes in his commentary on arbaeen
that in order for his Dharma to be something, it has to first start off with commitment marshadow
You make a commitment that he or she will be steadfast in doing things the right way. I will do this the right way. I'm not going to do it the wrong way. I'm going to make the right decision. I won't touch that drug again. refraining
I will pray my 200 salaat engaging. So make a commitment first. This is the part that people are afraid of. Our generation is afraid of commitments. That's why people feel much more comfortable dating over married. Because there's their dating. There's no commitment, marriage, you have a
you have a commitment. Now you have to make sure you follow through there are responsibilities. You can't just walk out and say, Hey, take care of the child. I'm gone. See ya. You can't do that. You have a responsibility. In Islam, even if the divorce occurs. The father is still responsible, financially remaining committed because commitments a very important thing you make a commitment you follow through with it. The second thing he says is
after the shadow, the second thing he says is Machado.
You have to struggle to fulfill your commitment.
fulfilling your commitments, doesn't happen while you're sleeping.
You don't get ripped and jacked up.
You don't get strong. You don't get guns. Referring to bulging biceps, by sleeping and eating popcorn. You get that for doing what?
exercise you got to go to the gym. No pain, no lame.
Kid joke, no pain, no gain, you're not getting it. You gotta you're gonna have to put time into it.
Machado. Then he says, after you put this effort in. Now you need to constantly review your action. Constantly review reflect over the past. was I doing it right or not? This he calls Murata
Machado de la maraca.
And then the fourth thing he says self accounting, asking yourself what more can I do? How can I add more extra? No, that's number six. Number five was adding more self accounting is?
After you've done the action saying that? Did I do it right or not?
You know, what could I have done to make it even better? So what October is more just reflecting over the action and Maha Sabha is holding yourself accountable for any deficiencies that occurred in that action. And the fifth thing he says the scene, this is striving to improve it? How can I do it even better? Going back to that workout analogy? How can I perfect my form a little more? Where can I tweak my diet a little more? What can I do a little here? What can I do a little there? How can I push myself to the end to the next degree. So these are the five things that he says, in addition to that one or two more points that I'll add for myself before I close off.
Surround yourself with good people. Surround yourself with people that are steadfast, that are firm that are committed. And you will find commitment in yourself. Because it's easier to do things when you have support from the people around you.
The next thing
if you do fail, because remember this people they say everyone opens up that gym membership on January the first. And then when they stop going to the gym One week later, if they miss a day or two then what do they say to themselves?
Forget it. They start a diet the Paleo they go for two, three days and one day they cease corndogs and they're like, Oh, it looks so good. And they have processed food, which means their Paleo Diet just got flushed. So are you supposed to stop dieting? Or what should you
say Bismillah. And try again. pick yourself up every time you fall down. Don't be afraid of starting again. You know, one thing interesting that I learned I used to fight Brazilian Jiu Jitsu there was this saying on the wall every time we've come to the gym, we'd always see that saying and I always reflected over that saying, got me through so many years of fighting just that one thing. And you know what it said? Because when I walked into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I thought, you know, going from a white belt to black belt will be something very easy. You go to Taekwondo. You can do it in 12 weeks.
So he said, You know what? I'd like to see how quick I can do it. So I asked my instructor I said, How long does it take to get black belt? This is while I was already fighting, I fight it for a few months. So how long does it take to get a black belt? He says on average 10 to 11 years. I said, What 10 to 11 years you want me to pay tuition for 11 years. He said well, the black belt is only a symbol. skill is what you develop. And then he pointed out something at the wall that said something very beautiful. It said white belts, not black belts are white belts that don't give up.
That's what it is who fail and they start again. They fail and they start again. You get submitted, you start again. You get choked, you start again, someone pops your elbow, you start again, your wrist injury, you start again you just don't stop you keep going at it again and again. And this reminds me of a honey that the puffs that allowed is that I'm
the one who reads the Koran fluently.
He has a reward. But the one who reads it while making mistakes and struggling to read it, he gets double the reward. You guys want that narration? Why does that person get double the reward? First thing for reading, second for the struggle, the struggle that you get. So every time you fail, stand up again, try again, you fail, try again, don't let anyone say that you're not worthy of trying again. That's the people. That's the way they think. You need to believe in yourself, you can try again, and keep picking yourself up every time you fall down.
What are some lessons that we can take back from this Have you some very brief lessons? The first thing that we learned from this is that the greed, the his the Sahaba had on learning from the Prophet of the Lord is that he has one moment and he asks a very beautiful question right off the bat. He wants to ask and learn from the process that a lot of stuff. The second thing we learned from this is
when you ask ask good questions, his question is so beautiful. Tell me something I can do that I'll be firm on that. I won't have to ask anyone else. He already made the commitment to the process that a lot of so whatever you tell me, I'm going to do it. So the parks have a lot of stuff that gives him that advice that this man was thirsty for.
Actually, there's one thing I didn't mention, I have to address this quickly. He said, O Messenger of Allah.
Tell me if something I should do that. I will never ask anyone other than you. Why is he saying that?
Was he really going to ask someone else about his religious affairs? Was that even permissible to ask someone else about the deen while the Prophet of Allah Hollywood cinemas around? You guys understand that? Even if they mean, but I'm Allah and his commentary on Otterbein, he brings this issue up. He says, if you have a shadow who Apolo hula, as anyone who hadn't voted for Helen Keller is a Sahaba I had it available should allow you to ignore Fabian says that it isn't even permissible for the companions to ask anyone. An issue that relates to the deen other than the messenger sallallahu wasallam. If it's not permissible, then why is he even making the statement? So then he
says further jawaban it is permissible. It was permissible for this habit to ask other than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as long as those others were more knowledgeable. And that's what the Quran says first, Aloo Vickery asked those who have knowledge, those who know in quantum Natal moon if you don't know, we also learn from this hadith that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had such beautiful concise words, his words were so little, but they carried such a deep meaning within them. And the last point I want to bring jelas and fatawa each melon, that sometimes someone may ask you a question, your response can be typed, it doesn't have to be long winded. You
don't always have to give a 10 page 10 page response. Sometimes keep it sort of short and sweet. If the answer can be crafted that way, but if you crafting the answer short and sweet means that you type the message, then obviously give more time to explaining the answer the way it should be explained. So we close off this class by reminding ourselves the importance of steadfastness.
Unfortunately, the life of the average Muslim in our day and age is just scattered. We're all over the place. You look at the average MSE high school, middle school community activists, they know they want to do something they don't know what to do, though.
You know, it's as if people are broken their trust, putting their head a little here or had a little they're ahead a little here trying to deceive from wherever they can create a structure like allama tree beer.
Create a structure of your spirituality. Give yourself goals that you want to accomplish, and accomplish them with steadfastness. Don't give up the moment someone raises their voice against you, if you believe in our cause, until today, I am amazed every time I hear about black history in America. I'm amazed. Because I don't see. I don't see myself having the steadfastness that that generation had. Honestly, for those of you who haven't read black history, I really encourage you to go and read it. It just is my mind is lost for words. Generations of humans were housed with horses and donkeys and pigs.
And it's not like this is a holiday gone wrong. This is your life. I just don't get it My mind is lost. But then I tell myself Allah subhanho wa Taala gave those people a tremendous amount of is to karma.
It was this the karma who the Allahu lon showed many years ago in history recorded it. It was to karma the salon within a UB lived with many years ago and history recorded it the greatest men in Muslim history. The Greatest Women in Muslim history. Were people with just a comma who are firm. They did a little but they did it right. You don't need to accomplish everything in the world.
Do it right. Follow methodology. If you remember earlier on when I talked about the levels of trauma we talked about, it's almost starting from the heart. That's where it starts. You have to fix yourself first. If you want to be involved in activism if you want to do something, first go sit by a scholar first go sit by a teacher and say, I need help. I want to do something, but I need rectification myself first, because if my Akita isn't right, if I'm not strong in my own belief, and I want to go and help the world with their belief, I'm going to come crumbling down. This is a reality. And if you don't believe this, trust me, it's a reality I'm telling you again. That's why
establishing yourself first allows it which says, cool on foot, Sakuma Hakuna first save yourself from the fire and then your family from the fire at home. And then you go and work with the rest of mankind but first figure out your own affairs. And it's the armor requires just that for you to fix your own affairs in your life. Well further Allah subhana wa tada mixes from the people of Mr. Karma and records with a law that has some animosity would make when he would read the I have put on in the Medina kataragama. Mr. Farmer, he would say, Allahu Allah,
Allah, You are our Lord. So we asked you to shower our hearts with steadfastness, steadfastness and firmness and truest diploma. Well said a lot when I say that I'm humbled a lot earlier he was having some had a longer article longer comedic ly philosophical to break up with the Avada I mean, a Solomonic law here.