Channel: Ismail Kamdar
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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh if you have noticed our pattern over the past few weeks, is to just take one verse of Surah Fatiha a week and dive completely into the topics and themes mentioned in those verses. Because Surah Al Fatiha is such a deep surah Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us in seven lines, the entire message of the Quran
Surah Fatiha, every single line, every single word makes up a theme of the Quran. And so we can give entire lectures on every word of the surah. That is how powerful it is. And that is why this is the surah which we have been chosen to recite every scholar in every iraq
Alhamdulillah. It is the eight of the hedger and the Hajaj I Nina. And I hope our hearts are there as well. We have just two days left before it'll add half tomorrow to being human alpha. I'd like to start off with a reminder to each and every one of us that it is still not for those who are not on Hutch. I mean those of us here at home on the day of arafa too fast. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said that whoever fasts the day of arafah, his previous year sin and and the next year sins are all forgiven. Meaning that the reward for fasting on the day of arafah is that all of your sins for the past year, and all of the sins you are going to commit in the next year are
forgiven? No, no the scholars say that these type of Hadees which mentioned the forgiving of speak forgiveness of sins, refer to my innocence. Right my major sins, the scholars have agreed major sins can only be wiped out with repentance. Right? So that's why for example, an accepted hedge is a means of wiping out our major sins because part of an accepted hedge is repentance from your past life. So for those who are choosing to fast tomorrow, remember it is for the minor sins and we ask Allah to protect us from ever falling into major sins. And so again, a reminder that if you're choosing to fast tomorrow, more important that we call for fudger 305 daily Sala because really if
we are missing the obligatory Salah while keeping a Mr. Hubbard recommended fast then we have mixed up our priorities. So tomorrow very important day to fast and everyday is a very important day to place Allah and inshallah on Friday we will be celebrating eat and I hope everybody has their ghorbani ready and everybody's as excited as I am for inshallah, what is going to be a beautiful weekend.
And with that we are discussing Surah Al Fatiha. And last week we spoke about Allah subhana wa tada being the Master of the Day of Judgment. And we spoke in details about what is the day of judgment, and what will take place on that day. And most importantly, we mentioned the seven types of people who will be under the shade of Allah throne on that day, meaning that they will be protected from the horrors of the Day of Judgment. And we said that those seven people
are the Justice ruler, the youngster who spent his youth in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The person who cried when he is alone or the fear of Allah, the One whose heart is attached to the masjid, the one who abstained from Xena with a beautiful person out of fear of Allah alone, the one who gives charity so secretly, that his left hand did not know what his right hand gave. And those people who met each other, loved each other and became friends with each other for no other reason, except of law. And these seven categories of people is what each and every one of us strive to be at least one of them. If we are unable to be from the youth because our youth has passed us by, we can
still be just to our families and to our employees and to our workers. We can still be adjust the ruler in that sense. We can still try to get our hearts attached to the masjid by learning the Quran. This is the purpose of tafsir that when we understand Surah Fatiha, Salah has more value to us and Salah becomes something more powerful to us and in our hearts become more attached to the Salah. And the more attached Our hearts are to solar, the more attached our heart will be to the masjid. And so I remind us each and every one of us during these days of so hedger to focus on this, let's take our EMR to another level. That did not just be that only those of our brothers and
sisters who have gone for Hajj are benefiting from these days, because the first 10 days of June hedger are the greatest 10 days of the year, just like the last 10 nights of Ramadan are the 10 greatest nights of the year. These are the 10 greatest days of the year. Let us not waste these last three days and
Focus on change. So much so that when our brothers and sisters come back from Hajj, they must look at us and they must think that we went for Hajj because we have changed so much in these days inshallah. So again, let us not just leave change to those who have gone to Mecca, Medina, we ask Allah to accept the Hajj and to help them to reach higher levels of Eman and to come back as even better believers than they went. And we ask Allah to help those of us who have not gone for Hajj to also change during these days and become better Muslims. And we ask Allah subhana wa Allah to take us for Hajj and for Amara in the future, as well. So with that, inshallah, this week, we are looking
at verse number four of Surah Al Fatiha and this verse, makes up the central theme of your Quran, that is the verse, you're gonna have to do what you're gonna start in you alone we worship, and You alone, we ask for help. The scholars note a shift in grammar in this verse, the first three verses spoke about Allah subhana wa Taala in the third person, that all praise due to Allah, the Lord of the universe, the master the Day of Judgment, etc, it's all in the third person. And then suddenly, in the fourth verse, He changes to second person in 16, a lot as a third but as a
speaking about Allah, He changes to speaking directly to Allah, it becomes iaca you from he the worst change to you. And this happens very often in the Quran, that the verses change when talking about Allah subhana wa Taala between he you and I. And this is a very, very important part of the scene. We need to mention this because now the some of the non Muslim speak on this in the Quran, and they say that this is a mistake in the Quran that it keeps changing the pronoun this, this is no mistake. This is done purposely. And the scholars have mentioned that whenever Allah subhanho wa Taala changes the pronoun referring to himself in a verse, it is to draw our attention that this
next point is very important. So you will notice whenever there is this change from one pronoun to another, it means all that is bringing our attention to the most important point. So after talking in the third person, for the first three verses or Fatiha, suddenly changes to second person you alone you worship and you will only ask for help. This is the central theme of Surah Fatiha No, this is the central theme of the Quran. worship of Allah alone. So Allah is drawing our attention to this point, that more important than anything else in the world is that we need ibadah of Allah subhana wa Taala alone. Why?
Because Allah subhana wa Taala will put us on this earth for a purpose. How many of us know our purpose of life? Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us in the Quran clearly the purpose of life. This is a question which millions of people throughout history have asked and without ullas guidance. You cannot come to a conclusion about this. And so we find so many people lost and baffled Why do I exist? The Quran answers it very shortly and very simply, when Mahalo to Gina will insert Isla de Abu I have not created man or Jin x except to worship me. So inshallah we are going to take a break and then when we return, we will explain this verse in details. A salam wa Alaykum warahmatullahi
wabarakatuh, we are looking at verse number four of Surah Al Fatiha, you alone, we worship and You alone, we ask for help. And with that we have to look at another verse which is related to it. And that is the verse who Mr. Lockwood, Gina will insert Dr. Boone, I have not created humans or gene for any other reason except to worship me. Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us in the Quran, very directly what is our purpose of life, and is to remove Allah subhanho wa Taala says that he is the one who could eat the death and life to test which of us is best in our deeds. So putting those two verses together, we can say that the purpose of life for every human is that Allah God Almighty has
put us on this earth to test us to test who is going to be obedient to their Creator, who is going to submit to the Creator who is going to worship the creator alone, and who is not those who choose to obey Allah.
They will be granted paradise in the afterlife. And those who choose to disobey Allah have chosen to Hellfire for themselves. It is our personal choice where we go. So this is the most crucial theme in Islam in the lives of humans. What choice do we make? Are we going to worship Allah alone or worship others as well? Now we need to define what is worship, because many of us have a very streamlined understanding of worship, which actually
comes from English and Arabic. In the English language. When people talk about worship, they talk about rituals, just the ritual acts of worship, like prayer. But in Islam, this when we talk about worshiping Allah alone, it's a much more complex idea.
The word for worship in Arabic is a bada and it comes from the same root as the word. The word outdo it means a slave, like how we say Abdullah, the slave of Allah, this word asleep, is the same word for a bada worship. Meaning that worship in Islam is also called servitude. servitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is also called obedience, obedience to Allah subhana wa Taala. Another word for this worship in Arabic is Islam, submission to Allah. So in Islam, in our religion, worship is not just about the axe, it's an entire way of life. The way we eat can be worship, how simple when we sit down to eat, we make sure the money we earn the food is halal. The food we're eating is
halal. We say Bismillah we eat with our right hand. And we do all of that solely for the pleasure of Allah, our eating becomes worship. It's a small act, but it becomes worship. You go to sleep on your right hand side, you recite your dua, and you sleep with the intention to wake up with 100 of budget. This is worship this sleep becomes worship. Even when you're having fun. You spend the entire day working, you played all your Salah in the evening, you spend some time with your wife and children relaxing and having fun with the intention to recharge so you can do more worship tomorrow. Even this fun becomes an act of worship. And this is found in the Hadees with Rasulullah sallallahu
Sallam has said that spending time with your wife is sadaqa. It's a charity. It's a good deed. So our entire lives is worship. And we need to approach this understanding of the purpose of life with this holistic definition. Because what happens with many people is when you tell them the purpose of life is to worship Allah alone. Many people then begin to think that does that mean we must pray all day? Does that mean you must fast all all day and three all night? Is that what Islam teaches, and rather, Islam prohibits that? Islam prohibits that. Because we find in the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, one of the Sahaba Buddha he used to do this. He used to pray all night
and fast all day. And this led his wife to get very sad because he wasn't spending time with her he wasn't fulfilling her rights. So another one of the Sahaba Selman Farsi Raja musalman, the person he told a Buddha, he came into the house for a night, and he forced him that night to sleep, and he forced him that day, not too fast. And um, Buddha got very angry. And then someone alafasy told him that Allah has the right over you, but your body also had the right over you and your wife also had the right over you to fulfill everybody's rights. And when they took the case to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam agreed with Salman al Farsi that
this is what Islam teaches. Our worship is not 24 hours ritual. Rather, spending time with your wife and children is worship, working to earn halal money to buy halal food to provide for your family is worship, resting and relaxing and having fun in a halal way. So that you can enjoy yourself and you can recharge your batteries, and you can be ready to do more ibadah and more good deeds, this is also acts of worship. So worship in Islam is a complex term. Likewise, the term of worshipping Islam also encompasses feelings. It's not just a matter of what we do. It's also a matter of what we believe in what we feel. So in Islam, to fear anybody more than Allah becomes worship. What does
somebody tells you to this will be a law, out of fear. You live your life in disobedience of Allah, in order to please that person. In Islam. This is regarded as an act of worship that you have put that person on a pedestal higher than Allah subhanho wa Taala is the same with love. If you love someone enough to this obey Allah to please that person, this is worship. These are things which are clear in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala has told us this in the Quran shown us Do you fear the people where Allah has more right that you fear him?
Or do you love the people? The how you should love Allah. You find these things mentioned in the Quran. The love and fear are also part of worship, to love Allah more than anything else, and to love his messenger more than anybody else. This is part of our ibadah part of our religion. And so we need to understand worship from the holistic term. So when we stand in Salah, and we see you alone, we worship we think to ourselves, Is this true? Are we
On this screen we are seeing this data. Do we love a lot more than anybody else? Do we feel a lot more than anybody else? Do we trust Allah above everything else? Do we put our tawakkol in Allah and not in other things and other people? Do we make dua only to Allah and not to anybody else? Do we look up to Allah as our ultimate source? Do we worship Allah in the first place? How many of us claimed to be Muslims, but we don't worship Allah and we feel difficult to worship Allah. Worship is the foundation of our religion. So much so that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam has told us about Salah in Sahih, Muslim degenerated that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has told us about Salah
alphorn kobina home been an hour being the home of sola the difference between us the believers and them the disbelievers is for Allah for a man taraka who forgot Guevara, who ever abandons the Salah has disbelieved has left Islam. Now there's a difference of opinion amongst the scholars and how the Hadees interpreted. I should mention both opinions. The Hanafi view is that a person who does not believe in Salah is a disbeliever. But someone who believes in salah and doesn't pray it is a major sinner. But the view of all the other Muslims, especially the humble image hub, is that someone who does not praise Allah at all, even if they believe in it has left the fold of Islam. So, no, we
should really think about this. Do we pray Our Salah because we claim to worship Allah. And we know our purpose in life is to worship Allah. That five daily Salah is the basic worship that we need to do. That is the primary form of worship that every human needs to do. If you are not doing that much, we are not fulfilling our purpose in life. So when we stand, and when we say you alone, we worship do we mean it? Is it really that we worship Allah alone? Or are we fearing something or someone more than Allah? Are we loving someone more than Allah? Are we obeying someone above Allah? Because to obey someone above Allah is worship. This we find in the Quran and the Sunnah.
There is a verse in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about Jews and Christians and he says, they have taken their priests and rabbis, as Gods besides Allah. And one of the Christians who had converted to Islam and became as a hobby are deeply hurt him. He told Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam that when we are Christians, we never used to worship our priests. So what is this verse referring to? And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam explained to him what this verse is referring to. He said that when you please made things Haram, didn't you follow them? And when they made things halaal didn't you follow them? He said, Yes. Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam told him that is how you
worship them. When you give someone the authority in your life to make the halal haram or the Haram halaal. This is an act of worship when you know they are wrong, when you know that someone is wrong, and you are still following them for the sake of you know that person needs to be followed or that opinion suits me or whatever it is, this becomes worship because you are now putting that person's opinions higher than Allah subhanho wa Taala. So inshallah we are going to take another break when we return, we will continue discussing the different types of worship. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. We are looking at verse number four of Surah Al Fatiha, you alone we
worship and You alone we asked for help. And we said that this is the most important theme of the Quran. the worship of Allah subhana wa The Allah alone is the fundamental attribute that can save us from the Hellfire because Allah subhanho wa Taala has informed us in the Quran, that when a person passes away,
whatever sins they had in the account when he passed away, Allah can forgive it Allah will forgive it might forgive it. Others might forgive anything, someone passed away and they had committed Zina. Allah might forgive them, someone had passed away and they had stolen or they had lied, they done something else Allah might forgive them. Again, this is might might not as well depending on the individual case. But these once, which Allah subhanho wa Taala has said that if you pass away upon it, he will never forgive you. And that is to worship someone besides over shirk. So this is really the crux of the matter when it comes to Islam. This is really what it boils down to. Do we worship
Allah alone, and everyone should introspect into our own lives. Because remember, when shaytan is trying to lead us astray, he knows that the only thing that Allah won't forgive is shark. And so in order to show when shaytan is trying to lead us astray, he's going to try and make sure creep into our lives in such a way that we will be doing it without knowing that it is Shulk that is the way
Going to be the people, the first people to ever start worshipping idols. They didn't do it just automatically shaytan tricked him into doing it, making them think they were doing a good deed, making him think they were getting closer to Allah. But in reality, they were doing something wrong. So everyone should introspect and think for ourselves, whatever. However we live our lives is there anything in my life, which is actually not according to Islam and actually worshipping someone besides Allah in any way whatsoever. As I said, shift is a very comprehensive thing, just like worship should include fearing someone more than Allah, when you are disobeying Allah, day in and
day out, out of fear of a human being, you have put that human on a pedestal hide Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's the same with love. You find these people do it out of love. And we find the most common example of that out of love is the girlfriend boyfriend situation which is in in of itself, Haram. But you know, out of that blind, passionate love, people do so much of Haram. they disobeyed Allah so much to please one human being, it's not worth it, it's not worth it. When we die, that human being is going to be nowhere to help us. Rather, that will be the person who will be taking us down with them to the Hellfire if he died in that state. We need to think about this before we dive into
these things. My life is it in accordance to to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so the central theme and the central message of the Quran is one of worship. Because there are many people who believe in one God, there are many religions which believe in one God, there are many of the religions of the world believe that there is only one God, but they worship other than Allah in some way or the other. They worship Allah in some way or the other, even if they don't realize it. And that's what boils down to being the difference between a Muslim and the other religions is that in our religion, the emphasis is not on the belief. The emphasis is on the actions that we believe. But with that
belief comes action. That's why whenever Allah talks about belief in the Quran, what does he say? Allah Zina, Manu. amilo, slowly heart, those who believe and do righteous deeds, meaning it's not the belief on its own that matters, that belief must be accompanied with action. Right? And this gives us a common misconception found in our community. We many people won't do the good deeds, and they won't stay away from the sentence. And when you ask them to do good, they say no man is in my heart. I have a pure heart, I have a good heart, I don't need to do that.
Such people should think to themselves, that if someone's heart is pure, they will not only pray five times a day, they'll be praying 200 as well. Really, if one's heart is pure, you'll not only be praying five times a day, you'll be praying 200 as well. Because if your heart is pure, it will be attached to Allah. And if your heart is attached to Allah, you're going to be paying extra, not less. The fact that you don't want to even pray one time a day. What does that say about the condition of one's heart. So this is self deception. This is a self deception, where we deceive ourselves. Islam is built upon a man with a belief with actions they go hand in hand. And it is this
actions that we are focusing on today. Because when you look at the categories of the heat, one of the ways that the scholars have categorized to heat is in two times the heat of our beliefs, and the heat of our actions. The first three verses of Surah Fatiha spoke about our toe heat in our beliefs. What did they speak about? That we believe Allah is the only Lord of the universal Rabbul aalameen. That we believe that he's the Master of the Day of Judgment molecule, meaning, this is all belief. This is our oneness in our belief, our belief in Allah names attributes.
On the other hand, the verse we're looking at today yaka, nabooda kanessa. In you alone, you worship and you alone, we ask for help. What is this worship and asking for help our deeds? This is our to heat in our deeds, our oneness in our deeds that we are not only not only do we believe not only do we believe in only one Allah, but our actions are in line with that our actions don't state otherwise. Because that that is what we are going to be judged for the Day of Judgment. Allah subhanaw taala is gonna ask us did we pray? It'd be passed, did we give Sokka will be good to people.
We find I mentioned last week degeneration that on the Day of Judgment, people will come to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they will offer to ransom themselves with everything in this world. Allah will reply only asked much less than that of you. Much less than that. Only asked that you worship me alone.
That is all our Creator asked of us to worship Him alone. Let us do that. So this is the issue of worship. Yakubu you alone we worship. And this really defines our relationship.
with Allah subhanho wa Taala This is a question I want everyone to think about it is something a lot of people don't think about. And that is, what is our relationship with Allah. You see, we focus a lot on relationships. We want to have a good relationship with our parents, and with our spouse, or with our children or with our neighbors with our community, but they often forget the most important relationship of them all. That is our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Am I close to Allah? is Allah pleased with me? is Alicia 100 happy with me?
Am I someone who Allah will answer my doors, we forget about that relationship. That is the primary relationship that is the most important and crucial relationship for our success in both worlds. So that's what I want everybody to think about when you recite iaca nabooda.
Think about it. Do I have a good relationship with Allah? subhanho wa Taala? And if not, what am I doing wrong? That is stopping me from getting closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala we find that humans today on different levels with regards to their relationship to Allah subhanho wa Taala we find that some people don't even believe in Allah, like the atheists, they don't believe in him at all. So they have no relationship with him at all. And that is really a scary and dangerous position to be in. In this world. It's a scary and dangerous position to be in. Because your life has no purpose. Your life has no meaning. Your death has no meaning. Everything becomes empty. So someone is an
atheist, they live with empty existence.
You may be thinking you're living a fulfilling existence, but what happens when you die, it's over according to you. So you have this emptiness inside you because you have abandoned the correct beliefs in order to follow this. So that's atheism. Another type of people are those who believe in Allah, but they believe doesn't influence the actions. We find it amongst Muslim and non Muslim alike. Many people in the world today believe in God. Muslims, Christians, many believe in God, but how many worshiping how many making a daily part of their lives, how many are trying to obey Him and trying to be closer to him?
Many of us are distracted. many people's relationship with Allah is one that we never thought about it we do distracted, distracted by what the world? Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, Allah Hakuna Matata castle, that is competition to get the things of this world has distracted you from Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the reality of many people. So inshallah we will continue discussing this topic after the break. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. We are looking at verse number four of Surah Fatiha actually, technically speaking, the only looking at half of the verse, we've actually just been discussing the first two words Yakubu you alone you worship. And this
entire episode has been revolving around the concept of worship and our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala because as I mentioned, this verse, Yana Buddha can stay in. It is the central theme of the Quran. It is everything. This is really what determines who goes to paradise who goes to hell. Those who choose to understand and follow and live their lives according to this verse will see themselves and so this was really it demands a much deeper explanation. So we only focusing on half of the verse today, you alone we worship. inshallah, next week, we will discuss the second half of the verse you will only ask for help and focus on the concept of dua in Islam and the importance
of tawakkol as well as those are the two key concepts of you alone, we ask for help. So inshallah we will focus on that next week. But for this week, we are focusing on the concept of worship and wood worship comes our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Now, before we went for the break, I had mentioned that for many of us, we never thought about it. What is my relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala? I mean, we know what other people's relationship with Allah, we know that Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was calling Allah, the friend of Allah. We know about only Allah, people who are friends with Allah. But what about ourselves? Very often we forget about that, then Shouldn't we be striving to be close to Allah, instead of worrying about everybody else only. This happens. This happens in distracts us that we forget about our own relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala should I be striving to become close to Allah subhanho wa
Taala. And before we went to the rig, I was speaking about one of the most common things which caused us to forget this. And that is the dunya the rat race, be competing everyday, I need more money, I need a better car, I need a better house. I need a bigger car, I need a bigger house. I need to travel overseas. We have all these thoughts in our head. An entire day is consumed our entire lives are consumed with just earning more and more and more. To what end of last year hunter tells us what the end will be of that. He says
that this distraction to pile up the things of this world
World Health distracted you from Allah subhanho wa Taala. This competition has distracted you from Allah subhanho wa Taala had to move my body until you visit the graves, meaning until you die. When we die, the competition ends. When we die, it all comes to an end. No more money, no bigger houses, no more bigger cars. All that's left is us in our grave. And the two angels Winkle and Nikita will come to us. And they will ask us Who was your Lord? Who is your Lord? What was your religion?
And what did you believe about Muhammad? Allah, Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam, he will ask us questions. And if we were worshiping our wealth, that's what we do. So people do worship wealth, if we were worshiping our wealth, worshipping entertainment, worshiping the pop stars of pop idols, you know, called idols for nothing. You know, if we were worshipping all of that, how would we answer a large supernova in the grave? How will we answer the day of judgment?
It's very, very important for us to work on this. As I said, it is the days of Hajj. And we shouldn't just leave it to the people in Makkah and Mena, that they are the ones who are striving for change, wherever we are in the world, strive for change where you are, it is the 10 greatest days of the year, days, which was accepted, where there are plenty of good deeds that we can do even in our own countries.
Like fasting tomorrow, and slaughtering ghorbani on a day, all of this we can do to get close to Allah subhanaw taala work on your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. That is crucial. That is most important. On the day of gentlemen, Allah is not going to be asking us about other relationships. First, he will ask us, he will ask us definitely will you go to your parents, we go to your wife, will you go to your children? But first, before all of that? Did you fulfill our last rites?
Another interesting topic that many of us don't think about Allah's rights. We live in a time we are all obsessed with our own rights. How many topics in how many lectures and how many teams do we have of human rights, women's rights, children's rights, men rights, everyone's rights, and it's all good, all very good. But what about our creators rights? We focus so much on my rights, don't we everything? What about us rights? And Allah subhanho wa Taala does have rights over us. It is what is mentioned in this verse, because Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam asked this question to the Sahaba Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked the Sahaba Do you know what is allowed right over you?
These are his words. Do you know what is Allah writes? how Allah, Allah writes over you. And this habasit Allah and His Messenger noticed, what was his reply? Listen to the replay of Rasulullah sallallahu Islam he said, Allah's right over you is that you worship none but him. See, it's exactly what we're talking about in this verse. This verse, talking about worship, is talking about our relationship with Allah. It's talking about fulfilling Allah's rights because you can't have a relationship with someone who you did not fulfill the rights of, and the rights of Allah is exactly this. iaca Nabu. aloni worship. That's right. And the Hadees doesn't end there.
Rasulullah sallallahu then went on to ask us how do you know what your rights upon Allah? Is? Allah and His Messenger know best Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that your rights upon Allah is that if you worship Him alone, he enters you into paradise. Now think about this. Allah is God. Allah subhanaw taala is the creator. He is not answerable to anyone. But he has made it our right upon him. He has made it no one else can put anything on Allah subhanaw taala he has made it our right upon him that if we worship Him alone, he will grant us paradise. So this is really Allah's mercy and blessings upon us. And so ask everyone who is listening.
To think about this, think about whether we are fulfilling the rights of Allah or not. Allah subhanho wa Taala has created us. He has nurtured us. He has given us everything we have in our lives, from our wealth, to our families, to our health, to our deeds, to our good looks, whatever Allah has given you, whatever Allah has given you. Think about it, are you grateful to Allah for it, and being grateful not just seeing Alhamdulillah being grateful is praying five times a day, being grateful is living your life according to the teachings of Allah subhana wa Tada. And so, this issue of worshipping Allah alone, this is Islam. This is Islam at its core Islam at its essence that we
But Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we speaking about relationships, and we say that some people don't even believe in God. Some people believe in him, but they don't really do anything with that belief is just a belief which doesn't impact their lives in any way, in that way becomes meaningless. You know, it's something you are saying but you don't, you're not really showing that you truly believe in it.
The third type of people were those who were distracted, distracted from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then you have those who believe in Allah, but worship others besides Allah. And this has been the case of the majority of human beings throughout history Allah subhanaw taala has said, or my
room in lahoma sequin majority of them did not believe except while they were committing shock, and we ask Allah to save us or fall into this category, sir can be so easy to fall into if we do not know what culture shock or not, it can be very easy to fall into. If you do not study to eat if you don't study aqeedah and learn how do we fulfill all those rights? This is something some knowledge, which is compulsory upon every believer to study and to learn, because this is really the knowledge which will save us from the help file.
And then we have those of us. We have those humans who have chosen to submit to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The relationship to Allah subhana wa Taala is one of submission, Islam, and they are called Muslims. This is the primary relationship that any human should have with Allah. If we want to escape to help, or less pleasure to enter into paradise, to have the best of both worlds with dunya Hassan our fifth Akita Hasina, then we need to strive to be amongst those who have submitted to Allah subhanho wa Taala and worship Him alone. That is the primary relationship. But that's not the ideal. That is the primary that's the minimum to get to agenda. The ideal relationship that anyone
should have with the Creator is one of wilaya to become a wealthy, a friend of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's the ideal. That's what we should be striving towards. We shouldn't be striving to pray five times a day, no, five times a day should be a part of us, we should be striving to do more than that, we should be striving to bring 200 we should be striving towards crying in our Salah, and understanding our salah and making 10 minutes such that we should be striving towards becoming a less friends. Again, the primary relationship that we should have to Allah is one that we worship none besides Him and we submit to Him. That is the basics that is the basics which which will take
us to agenda. But that's not the ideal. The ideal is more than that. The ideal is to get closer to Allah than that. The ideal is to become a friend of Allah subhanho wa Taala to become from those who Allah subhanaw taala has said about them.
In all the Allahu Allahu alayhi wa hayastan that the friends of Allah, they have no fear no will decrease meaning in the afterlife to people who are closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala which includes the seven will be under the shade of the throne that we spoke about last week. They are those who in the afterlife, you don't feel fear, you don't have they're not afraid, because Allah has sent to them Not another word Allah mentioned that when the time of death comes, the angels come and give them good, glad tidings. Can you imagine that Imagine you are dying and angels come to you and give you good news that you are dying and you are you know,
going to gender so you will die in a state that is happy. So this is what we should be striving towards. This is the ultimate relationship that anyone should have what Allah subhanho wa Taala
and so on. hamdulillah that is regarding our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, we spoke today about the issue of worship, and
we spoke about our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala inshallah, we can take one last break and when we return, we will sum up the service Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. We were discussing the first half of verse number four Surah Fatiha, which really is just two words in the Quran. Yakubu you alone we worship. But these two words are so powerful that they sum up the entire message of Islam, a message of submission and worship to Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. And so we spend the entire hour discussing what do these two words mean and the impact they should have in our lives?
Because if you remember the Hadith about Allah subhanaw taala talking to us in our solar. When we say this verse in our solar Allah has a very profound reply when someone in their solar recites iaca Abu wackiness
Are you alone we worship and You alone we ask for help. And they are sincere about that. And they are truthful in that. Allah subhana wa tada replies that this is between you and me.
And you will have whatever you ask for. Think about that. Don't you want that relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala where he says you will have whatever you ask for. This is making things personal between you and Allah a personal close relationship that Allah says this is between you and me. And for my for you is whatever you ask for. So this is really what we should strive towards our entire lives. At the end of the day, we are all going to pass away, we are all going to stand before Allah. And if we had lived our lives, fulfilling the rights of Allah, living according to Iraq and Afghanistan, then inshallah, on the day of judgment, we will be amongst those who will be closest to
Allah and we will not have any fear.
So we ask Allah subhana wa tada to help us to understand what is worship,
and to help us understand what is shirk. And to help us all to stay away from every form of surf shark, we ask Allah to help us stay away from every form of shark, both the overt and the subtle, the that which is obvious, and that which we might not even know we should. And this is why Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam taught us to make the dua that Allah asked you for to protect me from committing knowingly, and I ask you to forgive me. If I commit unknowingly, this is why we are taught to make because sometimes we don't even realize it. Sometimes you don't even realize when we are loving someone more than Allah or fearing someone more than Allah or being someone above Allah
we don't realize it sometimes. We don't realize when we are doing good deeds to please Allah so pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, we need to constantly be making this to our
And so, with that, we conclude our discussion of iaca Buddha you alone we worship inshallah, next week, we will tackle the second half of this first and detailed explanation he are going to stay in you alone, we asked for help, we will look at the concepts of AR and tawakkol. In details, as well as the etiquette of AR and the situations in which the eyes are accepted as well as the situations in which the was rejected. So we can strive to escape to situations where dwis are rejected and to put ourselves in situations where they are accepted. Without inshallah I will conclude soon. And we ask Allah to bless us in the last few days of HR Do not forget tomorrow, fasting sincerely a
properly on the day of Arab can need to the previous years and the next questions are being forgiven. Don't miss out on the opportunity to fast tomorrow and ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep us all close to him to protect us from shirk, to help us to establish the heat in our lives. He has Allah 200 grand everyone happy and joyous IID. With that I will conclude in Mubarak to all in advance Jazakallah Heron Walker Dhawan and hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh