To think of Him
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One of the greatest commandments in our religion. In fact, a commandment that some of the scholars said is the greatest of all of the commandments that we have in our religion is one that Allah subhanaw taala makes easy for us to do. Because it is one that we can accomplish, even just with the hearts. It's one that we can accomplish, sitting or standing. It's one that we can accomplish, whether in World War or outside of the state of mobile. And yet Allah considers it the greatest or of the greatest acts of worship for the servant. And this is the worship of remembering Allah, of praising Allah subhanaw taala of glorifying Allah azza wa jal that our tongues and our hearts are in
the constant movement in the love and in the praise of our Creator. Subhana who it's either Allah subhanaw taala says, was that kidding Allah cathedral with vacuum rot, the love with whom not FIRA to wedge on Alvina, that those who remember Allah often men and women, that Allah has prepared for them, his forgiveness and a Greek for word. And Allah subhanaw taala that connects us or reminds us of the importance of remembering him, particularly after acts of worship.
And so after the attendance of jhamora contests you will fill out on one of the telephone and filled with Allah He was put Allah caphyon La Isla come to flee Han Allah subhanaw taala says go out into the world and seek the provision of your Lord the bounty of your Lord and remember Allah often so that you may be successful. And after the rites and rituals of Hajj. Allah subhanaw taala says the following two men are second fifth Quran Allah Cathy Creek Akuma worship that the Quran that when you complete these rites and rituals, then remember Allah as you used to remember your forefathers I will accept the the glory even more intensely remember Allah subhanaw taala so when the Arabs let's
sit around and talk about their tribe, and st poetry about their tribe and their bloodline, and all their history, and all that they had done, Allah says no, after you finish these rites of Hajj you sit in you remember Allah and you say words of poetry about Allah, and you praise Allah. And you engage your heart in this constant remembrance of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. This is incredibly important for us to think about. We have been instructed to engage in this when we finish our prayer, we've instructed to engage in the remembrance of Allah when we enter the masjid, when we exit the masjid, when we awake, and when we sleep, when we eat and when we finish eating, he
instructed us that when we enter this world, it is performed upon us. And when we leave this world, the remembrance of Allah is performed upon us. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Bureau come behind the hour Maddie was caught in the muddy Hickam water follow her feed or charity from the Prophet said to the Companions, shall they not inform you of the action that is the best, and it is the most pure in the sight of your owner, your King subhanho wa taala. And it is the thing that will raise your status the most will how your luck coming in fast and the heavy will fill by and it is better than even giving gold and silver in charity will highly recommend telephone I do photography.
And it's better even if you were to go into war, and you strike the neck of your enemy and they strike your necks. They said of course Messenger of Allah, what is this thing? That is so amazing. That is better than giving gold and silver better than fighting for the sake of Allah, that is the most pure in the sight of your Creator. Subhan Allah to highlight, he said, on adekola a soldier and he said this is the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala look at the different ways the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam glorifies and signifies the greatness of this action that can be taken with you just sitting down moving your tongue and remembering Allah subhanaw taala vicar is a sign of
Eman. This movement of the tongue, this engagement of the heart and the soul. It's a sign of Eman, a sign of relationship, a sign of a desire to remember the one Subhana wa taala. To think of him lovingly, to sing his praises. When we love people in this world, this is what we do. We think about them.
We think about them, they come upon our mind. We sing their praises, we remember them.
Should that not be in our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala This is why the Prophet Sall Allahu Allah, you will send them said, Miss methodology. Yes, Cora, the Hawala de la yes crew, Radha Kathal. How you and me it. He said the example of the one who remembers
his Lord and the one who does not remember his Lord is the example of the one who was alive and the one who was dead. Because this is the reality, the one who remembers Allah is alive he has a spiritual connection to Allah subhanaw taala and the one who does not remember Allah azza wa jal, he is spiritually dead.
And this is why this remembrance of Allah is so important. This is why it is the greatest deed. This is why it is the most pure in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala because it is the link in the relationship between you and between your Creator. And this is why even the Tamia Allah to Allah He said, I think we will call will be Mr. Ewell Ma It is Samak for ki fer punto, hairless. And
he said that Nikki of the remembrance of Allah in relation to the heart is like water in relation to the fish. He said, So how will the fish be, if it has departed away from its water, the fish is going to wither and die.
Its life is gone. Likewise, the life of the heart is gone. When it's not immerse, think about it. The fish is immersed in the depth of water, there's water all around it, the heart has to be immersed in the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala as to be immersed in this connection to Allah azza wa jal. This is why when a man came to our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said the rasool Allah in the shadow, shadow and Islam, but careful what he said on Messenger of Allah, the commandments of the religion are too many for me. There's too many things to do. fasting and prayer and 200 And listen, giving charity is it there's too many things I'm overwhelmed. I don't know what
to do. He said, Yeah, rasool Allah, doing any other Allah AnnaLynne at the Shabbat, peace and an O Messenger of Allah tell me something I can do that I can just cling on to. There's too much things to do. Just tell me one thing I can just hold on to and cling on to. And the prophets a little longer. I think it was an upsetting day is that when you sign up, but other than decree law, he said, leave your tongue constantly immersed in the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala
that your tongue is just drowning in the remembrance of Allah. And sometimes, if there's one thing to hold on to, it's as if this man is telling the Prophet telling me one thing I can hold on to. And he tells him just remember Allah constantly.
The Prophet SAW Allah where it was in them. He tells us as well of the miracles is the asana and my Raj is our prophets ascension into the heavens. And he meets with our father Ibrahim Ali Hassan. He said, I met our father Ibrahim and he said, Yeah, Mohammed ikura emetic, I'm in the tsunamis and all Mohammed convey my salon to your own man. And he said, What? And he said to him, What else room, Anil Jana, for you but a Touriga
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and inform your own man, inform your own man, that paradise is the most pure of all the soil. And it is the sweetest of all the water. And it is the fertile land. And you think about this description of Prophet Rahim. And so now he's telling you Jana is the most pure of soil.
And it is the fertile land. And it is the sweetest of water. If someone gave you a piece of land, and he gave you the best soil, but maybe the land underneath of it is dead. So even if you put nice soil on top of it, nothing's going to grow. And in order for something to grow, you need water. So he gives you the soil and he gives you the water and he gives you the land you have all the ingredients to plant except one thing that's missing. You need the seeds. You have the land, you have the soil, you have the water you need to plant the seeds. So he said what little Nellie rasa Subhan Allah with him Did Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, he said, and tell them that the
seeds of Genda are these words of remembrance of Allah Subhana Allah, but hamdulillah La Ilaha illa Allah and Allahu Akbar, but every time we're seeing this, we are accumulating the seeds that we were able to plant for ourselves in paradise.
The one who remembers Allah subhanaw taala is the one who is building his next life, building his alcohol. And so his, his soul is alive and well, knowing what is waiting for him in the next slide. And the one who does not remember Allah He is ruining the next life and he is also ruining this life.
Allah subhanaw taala tells us with colonias quote from remember me, I will remember you if you don't play him he said about this verse. He said, If there was no other verse in the Quran, no other Hadith nothing that was revealed to us. I know the importance of remembering Allah. Other than these two words, fifth Cutrone at critical remember me Allah
Remember you he said this is enough? This is enough for the person to remember Allah constantly. He said, why?
You remember Allah Allah subhanaw taala remember you? You remember Allah Allah, Allah will remember you in relation to your wealth. You remember Allah Allah will remember you in relation to your health. You remember Allah Allah will remember you in relation to your family. You remember Allah, Allah will remember you and honor you and raise your status. Allah says Ness Allah financier home, they forgot Allah got the disbelievers They forgot Allah so Allah neglected them, he left them alone, to fall into their confusion into their sins.
What greater punishment is there than being neglected by Allah subhanaw taala and what greater reward can there be than being remembered and mentioned by Allah subhanaw taala when they forgot Allah subhanaw taala they forgot the ability to pursue good deeds for Allah to respond to their dua for the protection of Allah against calamities.
And on the other hand, you see our prophets of Allah where it was sent them when he said Salah to lay over the loader and then there's three types of people Allah will never reject their dua, and the first one he mentioned, and that can Allah kepulauan The one who remembers Allah often the one who was often remembering Allah subhanaw taala
it then Josie mentions a story.
An interesting story that Enoch met in the hammer Rahim Allah Allah once was traveling. And in his travels, he went to a masjid and wanted to pray the night and rest in the masjid. So after the federal prayer in the night, he's praying.
And there's a guard who wants to lock the gates of the Masjid. So he tells him, you have to leave. And he tries to extend his day and waits there and keeps praying. And the guard keeps telling him you have to leave. And you know, nothing if he wants to sleep there as well and rest. But the guard wants to kick him out. And so he keeps trying to delay and the guard keeps telling him to leave. Finally the guard grabs him, drags him to the door, throws him out, locks the door, realize the man magnet is traveling. So the guard doesn't know who he is. There's no photographs and pictures of who he may have been humbled is. So he just thinks he's a normal person, average person. So he grabs him
and throws him out of the masjid to lock the doors. And as this is happening, there is a baker walking on the way to his bakery. And he sees this man being shoved out of the message in the doors of the message being locked.
The baker is on his way to prepare the baked goods. Because soon people will go prefetched and then they're gonna go want to buy their bread. So he sees this happening. So he tells us it's just come with me and my bakery is over here, you can rest in my bakery. So he met Muhammad goes with the baker.
And he accompanies the Baker. He sees the baker while he's making the flour and making the food. And he sees that constantly. This man is remembering Allah, throughout this entire time that he's with him. This medicine should have allowed him to last the hospital Allah is constantly remembering Allah over and over and over again.
So remember him and tells him how long have you been doing this remembering Allah. He says for at least 20 years, I've been engaged in this remembrance of Allah constantly trying to remember Allah in my life. As he's doing the dough as He's working. He's just constantly remembering Allah.
He tells him well, if you've been doing this for such a long time, 20 years of remembering Allah like this. Have you seen any benefit from it? Have you seen any change in your life? Because if you do some if you worship Allah sincerely, especially for a long period of time, you're going to see benefits in your life. He doesn't have you seen benefits in your life. He tells me every time I make dua, Allah shows me the answer. Every time I ask Allah for something, Allah shows me the the answer, just like the hadith of our Prophet, that Allah does not reject the DUA. I'm the one who calls upon Allah. And then he tells him, but there was one thing I've been asking Allah for I haven't seen,
which is that I would love to meet him and he's read his books, he's heard his teachings. He's heard all of these things. He doesn't know what he looks like. But he's heard of him before he says, I wish I could meet him. So he met Muhammad says, Look, Allah has dragged me to you. Allah dragging me by my leg until I came right to you.
And this is the blessings of remembering Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us in the Hadith Bootsy on our in Governor appdb I am what my servant thinks of me to be. I am whatever my slave thinks of me to be this incredible Hadith why no matter how hyena Yes, cool, heinous. Curonian Allah says and I am with him when he remembers me finish that kind of Nietzsche enough's enough. See the comfortable
UFC when the Karani female in the Quarter who female entertainment. And so Allah subhanaw taala says in his head the footsie a few remembers me within himself. I remember him and myself. And if you remember his me and they gathering, I shall remember him in a better gathering. When Sakata Robbie when I thought of either year, sugar syrup to Iran, and if he comes closer to me a hand and span, I will come closer to him at arm's length. And if he comes closer to me an arm's length, I will come closer to him a wingspan and if he comes close, and if he comes to me walking, I will go to him running. This is a pure beautiful, powerful Hadith when you think about it. First of all, anatomy
the Londoner IDB I am as my servant thinks of me to be what do you think of Allah azza wa jal? What are your thoughts of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada? Do you think that Allah is merciful? Do you think that Allah Subhana Allah will be generous to you? Do you think that Allah will protect you and pardon you and aid you? Or do you think that Allah will abandon you, he will forsake you? This is a powerful, important question. How you think of Allah azza wa jal is going to dictate your relationship to Allah subhanaw taala. And it will be manifest in your own deeds, the one who thinks that Allah will never be merciful to him. This person stops turning to Allah and praying to Allah, the person who
thinks that Allah is only punishing, is only punishing, it has no mercy whatsoever. This person doesn't even try to turn to Allah, so into the person who understands his mercy and his punishment, his power and his generosity. This is the person who is constantly turning to Allah azza wa jal. So how do you think about Allah azza wa jal? Now notice this hadith is very interesting. I am what my servant thinks of me to be, then it transitions. And it's one that I will Hainsworth Qurani. I am with him when he makes dhikr of me when he remembers me. What is the connection between how you perceive Allah and your dhikr of Allah azza wa jal and there is a connection there. This transition
is so beautiful, this connection is so beautiful, that when you think good of Allah azza wa jal, the evidence of it is that you will be remembering Allah subhanho wa taala. And if you don't remember Allah azza wa jal, if you're not remembering him in your life, that is an evidence that your conception of Allah azza wa jal itself is flawed. There's a reason you're not remembering him. If you remember, if you know Allah properly, if you know Allah, as he shouldn't be known, then the evidence of it is that you're going to be remembering him, because you're going to love him. So you're going to want to remember him. So you're going to mention him. So you're going to praise him,
so you're going to glorify Him. So you're going to seek his forgiveness and his pardon and His mercy. There's a necessary connection between these two ideas, how you think of Allah, and then you remembering Allah azza wa jal, and then there's a second transition in this hadith, when you think about it, because it starts talking about vicar. If you remember his me, I will remember him. If you remember his me in a group, I will remember him and they better group. If you remember Allah amongst human beings, Allah will mention your name amongst the angels. But then it transitions again, and it says, And if he comes closer to me,
a hand spin, I will come closer to him at arm's length. So now we're talking about closeness to Allah azza wa jal. So the hadith is transitioning from the remembrance of Allah. So first, it's about your conception of Allah, then the remembrance of Allah then now closeness to Allah subhana wa Tada. And it's as if Allah subhanaw taala is telling you that the method to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala is found in remembering Allah. So you want to be closer to Allah, you want to go closer to him, and he's telling you if you just come closer to me a little bit, just one and spend, I will come closer to the arm's length. You just come to me walking I will come to you running. How
do we get closer to Allah azza wa jal, it's in the same idea. It's by remembering Allah azza wa jal being in the constant remembrance of Allah azza wa jal constantly thinking about Allah subhanaw taala. And when you do this, you see the benefits in the dunya and you see the benefits in the Hereafter. And levena MnO what ultimate in Norco law boom. Basically Allah, Allah victory Allah He taught me
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Send them he said about these days uh yeah my tertiary am opinion was shorter than what the cola heater either. He said the days of tissue leaf are the days of eating and drinking, meaning it is haram for a person to fast in the day of read and the three days after it because these are days of eating and drinking, but also in the prophets of Allah and Saddam says Am Lachlan will shorten the days of eating and drinking, he means the days to feast, as well. These are the days to celebrate the days to have a feast to do things that are fun with your family with your kids, is important for us to do.
A yam will act in Washington, where the creme de la the days of eating and drinking and the remembrance of Allah subhana wa Tada. So we are commanded especially in these days to be remembering Allah subhanaw taala and today it is the day of the shift, one of the days of the shift and it's also the day of Jomar and Allah subhanaw taala tells us when we leave Juma to remember Allah subhanaw taala often, so there's a lot of incentive for us to be constantly connected in this remembrance of Allah azza wa jal and the scholars they say this, some of the scholars say that the act of wicked is the greatest form of the batha the greatest form of worship, when Nikola he Akbar,
Allah Subhana Allah says and indeed the remembrance of Allah is greatest, it is greater why because it is the true sign of one's connection and one's love to Allah subhana wa Tada yeah you were living in Amman who was Corolla has the crown cathedral was a big hoop across the wall. So you know, you believe remember Allah with much remembrance and exalt Him morning and afternoon. And subhanAllah this is of the beauty of our religion. And the beauty of our religion as well is that when we remember Allah on our deathbed, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said men can have sort of colonial EULA in the law definition, what his last words have been law in our hand, the law that
person will enter Paradise, but how do we become the person who says that you no longer deathbed it requires a relationship with Allah subhana wa Tada. It requires a connection to Allah subhanaw taala I'll tell you in our own city, this happened to another Imam who's a friend of mine, that a family told him come to our house, our grandmother is going to die. She's on her deathbed. And this Imam is a friend of mine. He went to the house he told me this story. And as you know, the Sunnah in Islam is that when someone's on their deathbed, we sit by them and we tell them to expect good from Allah subhanaw taala we increase their love and their expectation of Allah subhanaw taala and so we tell
them, you know, you've done good deeds, Allah's paradise is going to reward you for everything that you've done, you know, a lot so we're just going to prepare for you. We want to increase their hopes as the sunnah of our Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam. So he was trying to do this with this woman and she's a woman from our community. She would you know, come to the masjid time to time. Her family is Muslim, she's Muslim, and he's telling her you know, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah is going to take care of his servants. And she said to him, I've never seen anything good from Allah, and then she died.
And so this is a sign of the opposite. The person does not have the connection with Allah azza wa jal and is not able to even think good of Allah azza wa jal is not able to even say, words of praise of Allah azza wa jal,
right, we ask Allah Subhana Allah from his protection from that, but in order for us to protect ourselves, especially in those moments, in those moments where we want to be remembering Allah and thinking good about Allah azza wa jal, we need to be working at this throughout our lives, constantly thinking about Allah azza wa jal praising Allah subhanaw taala having the name of Allah Subhan Allah constantly on our tongues, constantly thinking good about Alonso, that Allah azza wa jal will protect us and help us and that he will be there for us when we turn to him when we try to get closer to him. He Subhana Allah will come even closer to us. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make
us of those who remember him often we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us of those who mentioned his name and say that either law in our last words in Allahumma de Luna and maybe even Lydian Amador Salah Ali's listening with Seema