Channel: Jamal Zarabozo
Series: Jamal Zarabozo - Al Fatiha
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Allah will continue
the discussion of Surah Fatiha
after you the opening versus of sort of the fattier
after you know Allah subhana wa dalla
and you know about the list of Hannah with the Allah.
And you recognize that Allah subhanho wa Taala is Rahman Al Rahim.
And all sorts of blood amin and the one who provides an a merciful way for all the creatures
of this existence. And he's also medically on the game, meaning he is the one that you're going to go back to, and you're going to have to stand in front of and his is going to be on his criterion.
It's going to be on his criteria that you'll be judged on the Day of Judgment.
And what the list of
judges as and what is valuable, what is not valuable, is all based on his criteria.
And then once you made the covenant with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And recognize your goal of
seeking to want to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and the means by which you do it, then the next obvious thing that you're going to ask and you're going to seek from Allah subhanho wa Taala is that guidance that will lead to him the guidance that will lead to his pleasure, the guidance that will lead to his approval of you on the day of judgment when you meet him on the Day of Judgment.
So this next verse that we started discussing at dinner Serato must have been like all the other verses, and it's very closely related to all of the other verses that we've spoken about. And yesterday we spoke about one aspect of guidance, we said that in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala uses the term guidance
with respect to two different meanings.
And one of the meanings of Wonder forms is showing the path for example, simply showing the path. So when we say that a Serato stopped him,
we want to know what exactly is the meaning of this verse? With respect to the guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala? What exactly what kind of guidance are we seeking from Allah subhana wa Tada.
The second kind of guidance
from Allah subhanho wa Taala that we did not speak about yesterday. And as we said yesterday, that kind of the general kind of guidance that we spoke about yesterday that's open to everyone, he has given that guidance to all of mankind, and it's up to mankind whether they want to accept or reject that gets.
The second kind of guidance,
which we also alluded to, when we spoke about the promises of them, for example, that the promises of him that he cannot guide the one whom he loves.
This is the guidance, we're in Allah subhanho wa Taala puts in the person's heart,
the love for the guidance, the attraction to the guidance, the will to follow the guides.
And this is what they call trophic the topic and it will list of what data puts your willingness
and blesses you with that feeling in your heart to attract you to follow the other form of guidance, the path and all this kind of data show.
And this is obviously a very special bounty from Allah subhanho wa Taala a very special blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this guidance obviously Allah subhanho wa Taala does not give this type of guidance to everybody. It's not open to everyone.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala based on his knowledge based on his wisdom
and based also on his mercy Allah subhanho wa Taala guides some people and Allah subhanho wa Taala does not guide others.
So lesson henna with Allah
in the Quran has given us a very beautiful passage in which Allah subhanho wa Taala shows what this guidance how it manifests itself and what is the result? If you do not have this guidance from Allah Subhana
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Heart to Islam opens his heart to the guidance. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes that person receptive of the guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala and turns that person towards the guidance from Allah subhana wa
and the one whom Allah Subhana Allah wills to send a straight
the opposite case Allah subhana wa tada makes his breast and in the first place in the first case, so let's move on with dialysis. You should have Sandra Who is the man opens his heart and his breast to Islam. And in the opposite case, Allah subhana wa tada says he makes his heart close and constricted,
as if climbing up to the sky.
And you know that if you go the higher elevation you go, the less oxygen there is and the more difficult it is to breathe, to the point that you feel your lungs, constricting and being very tight as you get higher and higher. So listen to what that is describing. The person whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has decreed and is determined is not worthy of the guidance from Allah subhana wa tada and his chest and his heart will always be constricted, as if he is going up in the sky. And does love puts the wrath upon those people who do not believe.
So we have, as we said, the two types of guidance. We have the guidance where Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us the way when he sent the messengers, when he sent the books revealed the books, he was showing all of mankind that path that they should follow.
That's one aspect one level of guidance.
And then on top of that, though, we need from Allah subhanho wa Taala to turn us to turn our hearts towards that guidance and make that guidance as we talked about yesterday, make that guidance beloved to us make amen beloved to us. And make us turn away from COVID and this belief in Allah
and Allah subhanho wa Taala obviously,
Allah subhanho wa Taala is the only source of this guidance. And as we spoke about yesterday in reality, Allah subhanho wa Taala is the only source of the other guidance also.
So both types of guidance
can only come originally from Allah subhana wa at that, yes the prophet SAW said him as a guide he shows the street but but his knowledge what he received came from Allah subhana wa Tada.
So both kinds of knowledge obviously come from Allah subhanho wa Taala
and the sources only with Allah subhana wa Tada. So therefore if someone is sincere about wanting to know how to please Allah subhana wa tada
how to get to Allah subhana wa tada to become the Beloved of Allah subhanho wa Taala if someone is sincere about that,
then the only one that he can turn to is Allah subhanaw taala himself.
The only one he can turn to is Allah subhana wa tada himself. And if Allah subhanho wa Taala guides him if Allah subhana wa Taala in his wisdom and knowledge finds that this person is someone who is deserving of the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Then of Allah subhanho wa Taala guides him he will be guided.
I know it sounds kind of like but if Allah subhanho wa Taala guides him that means that this person will be truly guided, there's no question that he will be guided, as Allah subhanho wa Taala says, No you have to allow for who will Mati when we use a little fancy room. remember Allah guides he is the guided one and whomsoever He is sends is great. And they are the losers. Allah subhanho wa Taala also tells us what made you believe the level from Allah human head of Allah subhanho wa Taala send someone astray then there is no one there is no one to guide and we cannot have a guide.
And actually Allah subhana wa tada continues lahoma dub and Phil hyah to dunya Bula double aratiatia
Allah subhanho wa Taala says that he will have a punishment in this worldly life and his punishment in the hereafter will be even harsher.
Even the Prophet Mohammed says even the problem Hamsa Salaam obviously was in need of both kinds of guns.
He did not know what is a man
he did not know what is a man. He did not have detailed beliefs about Allah Subhana Allah doll and the hereafter and so forth. So even the prophet SAW Selim needed this guidance from Allah subhana wa tada and Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the prophet SAW Selim that he was someone who was unaware of the guidance. So then Allah subhanho wa Taala guided and Allah subhana wa tada reminds the province of cillum of this bounty to him in the Quran.
And we read it and Muslims will continue to read it into the Day of Judgment. And it is a reminder of us that the bounty that the province has received, and also the should be reminder of us, of the bounty that we also receive in Allah subhanho wa Taala does the province of Salem, would you take a bow then for Heather header that Allah subhanho wa Taala found you He found you unaware, and in other words, not knowing about revelation so forth, and he guided you.
And those are phenomena that we can see that reminds us that this guidance is truly only with Allah subhana wa Tada.
We can see examples in this world where someone, for example, is growing up in a Muslim family and in a Muslim environment.
And if you look around him, you will see that all of the signs, all of the worldly factors,
the worldly causes around him, whether it is his family, whether it is a society, even the social pressures that upon him, you'll see that from a worldly point of view, everything would be pushing him to be a Muslim
and continuing in Islam
yes, sometimes you'll find someone in that situation and he'll be the most open Catholic.
Christian Oh listen, I know without it just believing in Allah subhanaw taala and openly turning his back on Allah subhana wa tada and saying, I am not the most
evil even though all of the worldly factors as I said, if you look at it, you would expect that this person has grown and grew up and be a Muslim and they're Muslim all his life.
Yet Allah subhanho wa Taala found this person
was not worthy of this bounty from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah subhana wa tada let him straight.
From a worldly point of view, probably you could not figure out how and why this happened.
And his family, as I said, even social pressures and Islamic Society social pressures, maybe could keep someone sticking to Islam.
And then you also find the opposite case. You also find the opposite case of someone
living in a situation where there'd be no inkling no even the smallest sign that somehow one day this person is going to be guided to the truth and be a Muslim.
It doesn't have Muslim friends is not the realm Muslims. The society around him is maybe anti muslim.
There's nothing pointing them to Islam and then Allah subhana wa Dionysus His bounty brings that person to Islam.
From a just a sociological point of view, or whatever you want to describe it. There's no explanation for how come all of a sudden this person became a Muslim and Allah subhana wa tada guided him to Islam. Again, this is the kind of thing that we should reflect upon that truly this guidance only comes from Allah subhana wa tada and it cannot be explained from a worldly point of view.
And this should also be a reminder to us
that we should be first of all conscious of our Islam
and thankful to Allah subhana wa tada no matter what situation that we grew up in, whether we grew up in a Muslim family, and in a Muslim society, or we grew up in a non Muslim family and non Muslim society, we should be very grateful and thankful to Allah subhana wa tada that Allah subhana wa tada guides us, through the truth guided us to Islam.
And it's also very humbling in the sense that we realize also that if Allah subhanho wa Taala, finds that we are no longer or we're not actually qualified to have this blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah subhanho wa Taala can take it from us.
Allah can take it from us someone could grow up as a Muslim, as we will talk about and then one day, all of a sudden, he's not a Muslim.
And inshallah we'll talk about that's obviously related to this Sora and this job that we are making.
So this bounty that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives. And obviously, there's no By the way, no contradiction between the two types of guidance, right. One is Wallace 100, with data showing the straight path to all mankind and is open to all mankind free for all mankind to follow it. And then the other one is those who are left behind without blessing the people with a man in their hearts.
And this is of course, based on his wisdom and based on his his knowledge. And those people who received this guidance and receive this bounty. As I said, they should be very much aware of this blessing that they have received from Allah subhana wa tada because in reality
First of all, you have to recognize it as a BLT from Allah subhana wa Tada.
So as I said, Don't just take it for granted especially if you grew up as a Muslim, don't just take it for granted that you're a Muslim.
But even if you grew up as a Muslim and a Muslim family, Allah subhanho wa Taala keeping it within Islam is a bounty from Alice magnotta.
And obviously, you are not doing any favor to Islam or to Allah subhanho wa Taala
by being a Muslim,
but in fact it is a bounty for you
that you are Muslim. Like some of their Bedouins, they, when they spoke to the province system, they kind of spoke to the province system in such a way as they are trying to say that because they became Muslim, this is something good for the province of sentiment. So it's kind of like a favor that they have bestowed on the province as well let's handle with that it tells them your mood nunatak and mo to learn new alias lahmacun balilla human knowledge and had the opportunity many saw the claim.
Although in this version process they impress upon you talking about the process of them as a favorite that they embraced Islam.
say to them, do not consider your Islam as a favor upon me. But in fact Allah subhanho wa Taala has conferred a favor upon you that he has guided you to the faith. If in fact you are true and sincere, in quantum saw the clean of their true about their Eman. Then in reality this is a great blessing that Allah Subhana Allah has bestowed upon them and they're not doing any favorite to a lot or to Islam. Allah subhana wa tada doesn't need them and I'll listen I know without even with respect to this world, Allah subhanho wa Taala could remove them and bless any people as Muslims in this world. So we have to recognize this bounty from Allah subhana wa Tada. And we have to recognize how great
this bounty is from Allah subhanaw taala because it is a bounty that is distinguished from all other bounces of this world.
Anything else you have with this world doesn't matter how great it is, how big it is, it is going to leave you at the time that you die.
Now look at the people around you as we spoke about one time before. Most people nowadays are afraid of death, this is all that they have.
But the Muslim knows that the death is just another stage in their life. It's just another transition and in fact, inshallah it will be the transition to the better life, the best life, the life with Allah subhanho wa Taala with the pleasure of Allah Subhan with that.
So this bounty is not only about you that stays with you after you die, but it is also the means by which your death will be an easy one on you and you're here after will be blessing one for you. And in the hereafter you will be praising Allah subhana wa tada that Allah subhana wa Taala has guided you to this path, something that all believers should be conscious of. And those things of this world as we spoke about on many occasions, those things of this world that people look at as bounties, if they are without a man, if those people who have those things are without him, and then in reality, those things of this world will keep them actually away from the real bounty of others.
Allah subhanho wa Taala told the professor said, Do not be dazzled by their wealth. And their sons Do you know large number of cents. But in reality, Allah subhanho wa Taala is planning to punish them with these things in this life, and make it so that their souls will perish, while they are denying a lesson and with that, while they are just believers, and Allah Subhana with that, those things of this dunya actually are things that are keeping them away from the real bounty
lesson. And what that is, is that they are given these bounties such that they will be punished by them. And they'll say here to them so much that that will keep them actually away from the real bounty.
Like when we talked about the economic model, this is our goal. This is really what our life is all about. If you ask yourself, what is it that I would like to be in this world, as we spoke about before, it should be someone who is a true servant of Allah subhanaw taala. Or to put it in light of this verse that we're talking about, it should be someone who is guided, someone who was guided, if you are someone who is guided, that is the best thing that you can do. If on top of that, you also get the bounties of this world. If on top of that you get wealth or prestige or status or whatever, that can be just a bounty upon a bounty. And inshallah if you're guided, if you are truly guided,
you'll know how to use those who are all about this in such a way that it will just increase your good. So it'll just be good upon good upon good exponential
So those are the two types of guidance that are listened to without as speaks about the Quran. So now the question for ourselves that when we make this drop, when we make this drought, what kind of guidance are we asking for? In a slaughter most of them are asking Allah subhana wa tada to guide us and again, it's the pool as we talked about before, to guide us to the straight path. But what kind of guidance to the stripper
in the Quran Actually, I will not go into this with too much detail. But the verb to guide had yesterday. Obviously, it's a double a transitive verb
takes two objects, you guide someone to something, you guide someone to something. So it has two objects, the people that you're guiding and what you're guiding them to.
But sometimes it is made transitive by a preposition.
So for example, in the Quran, you will find the verb ye D for example, followed by ILA or followed by the letter. For example, listen hundreds Allah says in the Quran in heaven Khurana yeah de la te upon
that this Quran guides your path which is most upright
and Allah subhanho wa Taala also says using the other example Willow yeah de manjusha illa serata Mustafa that Allah guides whom He wills to path which is straight.
So if it says made transitive, with a heart with the particle like ILA or lamb, then it is specific, if it says ILA, then it is the first kind of guidance, the guidance of what did we call a shadow or the guidance of showing the path? So we'll law Yeah, the manga Shayla serata must have came, means he shows them he shows whomever he was the straight path. And if it is with the lamp, then it is particular for that case, it might be. In general what it means is that Allah subhana wa, tada has made those people that he's describing as capable and fitting and deserving of what he's giving them.
But when it is transitive, without a particle,
without ILA or without the lamp, like in this case is done a Serato musta came, then it is general for both cases, is general for both cases. So in other words, when we say it had been a Serato, stopping,
we're asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to, especially here at Denison optimist, okay, we're asking Allah subhanaw taala to show us what is the state that
showed to us and make it make it something clear to us? So we can identify what is that path?
And that's the first kind of who that we talked about. And we want to identify, we want to know what is that path? But we're not just asking Allah subhanaw taala to tell us what is that path, but we're asking Allah subhanaw taala to lead us to that path. To bless us with accepting that path and affirming it in our hearts and making us adhere to it.
Give us the ability to follow it, put it in our hearts. So when we say I had Dennis that optimal stuff, they were not just asking Allah subhana wa tada to show us the statement. And some of the translations of the Quran. This is how they translated show us the straight path, or even guide us to the strip that now I'm not claiming, I can come up with a better translation. But I'm just saying that that's not capturing all of it. We don't just want to be sold the straight that but we want Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us on the streets,
to put in our hearts, the guidance to put in our hearts, the love for a man, the will to follow the straight path. And so when we say the most up to him, we're not just asking, you know, what is the straight path? What is the point on what is the Sunday show was this? We're asking much more than that. We're asking for that special bounty, that special NEMA from Allah subhana wa tada that he gives some people and he doesn't give us showing the straight path. Allah subhanho wa Taala shows that to everyone.
Right, as we talked about yesterday, that's open to everyone. But we want that special NEMA from Allah subhanho wa Taala, where he makes us believers, and he makes us those people who are dedicated to the straight path and follow it properly. This is what we're asking that we want to know the straight path Yes, but we also want Allah subhana wa tada to put us on the street. It had been a sort of Muslim thing. We already said to Allah subhanaw taala Yeah, can this time you're the only one that we're seeking out. And we know that the help can come from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so now we're asking specifically what is that help? We want us to be put on the straight path and
following the straight path, and then a sort of nothing. And in fact, when we studied the opposite cases of El mundo de la him and not bollini
very clear that what we mean is both we want to know what is the state that and we want Allah subhanho wa Taala to help us by putting us on that street.
And so we turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhana wa tada has guided us to this very important dot
and by the way will notice that in the soda now we have mentioned the names of Allah subhana wa Tada. We have made statements like Bismillah R Rahman Rahim, we have made statements like he can stain
which are implicit.
They are implicit drives, we spoke about that their meaning action is drive, but they are not stated in the form of drive. When we say Bismillah R Rahman Rahim, we want this is fairly standard, we want the Lord's help when we say he can sustain, we're saying you're the only one that we rely on. So we want your help.
But now finally, we make the dryer which is the explicit dye and this is the only job that we make in this syrup, which blend it further. But this is the only job that almost nothing.
Because if this job,
as we spoke about yesterday of this drive is fulfilled properly. If we get the complete and true guidance, then it will cover the other aspects that we spoke about. It will cover the aspect of Iraq and Abu that we want to worship Allah subhanaw taala. And only Allah subhanaw taala. We want to listen without his help. If Allah subhanho wa Taala grants us this, then the rest also come because that is part of the guidance, that is part of the hedaya or the guidance that we get from Allah subhanaw taala. So this is the only explicit two that we make in the surah because it will cover then the other implicit that we make all of that.
So now that we've already touched upon the meaning of guidance, I think it's easy to answer a question that even sometimes you hear this question from Muslims, and even even taymiyah addressed it.
But a lot of times you hear from animals during particular, when Christian writer that they know.
He said that Muslims know that they are misguided.
So the what he said, so Muslims know that there are misguided and that's why they say in the Quran, and then a sort of Muslim and that's why they make this prayer over and over again, the asking Allah to guide them to the straight path. So it's up to us as Christians to go in.
And actually, that's one thing that you'll notice in what the prayer that I referred to one of the other lectures, what is known as the Lord's Prayer, which is the basic prayer of any Christian.
There's no mention of asking for guidance whatsoever in that prayer. It's not even a concept for them.
And as I said, even Muslims ask if we are Muslims, and we are guided, how can we every time we come back and say to Muslims, why
isn't this asking for something that we already have?
Obviously, if someone asked that question,
then their concept of guidance is not the least we can say the concept of guidance is not complete.
The concept of guidance is not complete and may even be incorrect a lot, but at least the concept of guidance is not complete, because if you understand what is guidance as a whole,
you will understand why it is that Allah subhanho wa Taala has led us to this important
number this is not bar making, we did not come up with this right this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala has guided us to and has ordered us to say, as we said a minimum of 17 times a day.
So obviously Allah subhana wa Taala is not going to order us to ask for something that we already have and keep asking for it over and over again. But there must be something obviously more to an underscore is actually I've written and much detail and given many many points about why it is so important that we continually turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and ask Allah subhana wa Taala for guidance.
back the middle column, wrote about it in at least three different places giving different in each place, and back to them in the same book giving different lists of why it's necessary. His teacher courses and Danny also discuss it and as I said, virtually everyone has discussed.
So we'll start with one of revenue claims discussions.
And first of all, as I said, when you think of guidance,
you have to think of it and a rather broad aspect and you don't think of guidance as something very small something that I've been guided to Islam, I'm a Muslim, so I have guidance. Okay, as I said, if this is what you think about guidance, then you will ask why are we always saying this
so for exam
lunokhod me says that what we're hoping for and what we need. And what we're desiring is complete guidance, complete guidance from others. And in one passage, he says that complete guidance has six components to it.
The first aspect of it goes back to that first type of guidance that we spoke about the guidance of knowledge and recognizing the truth,
the guidance of knowledge, and recognizing the truth.
I can assure you that when people think to themselves, why do we keep saying it, Dennis, that often was the thing.
The first thing is we have to know what is it that is pleasing to Allah? subhanaw taala?
What is the way of life as a whole that is pleasing to Allah? subhanaw taala? How is it that we're supposed to behave? So the first thing we have to have is that knowledge and we'll talk about some of the details of that knowledge? But first thing is that knowledge, we have to know what is the tap? How many Muslims in the world nowadays?
Maybe they've never even read the Quran. Never never read the Hadith, the processor. And what they know of Islam is just something that's been passed down from their forefathers. And they may not even know what is Islam and really what isn't Islam.
So if we want guidance, the first thing we have to have, we have to have the knowledge to know what is right what is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala what is displeasing to Allah subhanaw taala and any shortcoming we have and this is a shortcoming and guidance.
And I'm sure we all know that that we have shortcomings in this. Otherwise there would be no Muftis in the world. You don't have to turn to anyone to ask for photo right because all the guns you know all the guidance. Anytime you ask for a photo any time you think about turning to someone and asked for a photo, you should realize that this means that there is some guidance that you don't have to
go back to all this man with that I had done a Serato stalking you remind yourself of why you keep having to ask Allah subhanaw taala for that gains.
Now it is one thing to know something as we spoke about yesterday, and it's another thing to have the will
and the desire
and the courage to be able to fulfill what you know. And is one thing something else knowledge is one thing acting upon it is very different.
And as we said when we talk about guidance, the two concepts that we talked about is not simply knowing. But we also want Allah subhanho wa Taala to help us by giving us the desire, the one to implement that knowledge.
So when we turn to Allah subhanaw taala we have to turn to Allah subhanaw taala hoping that Allah subhanaw taala will help us by giving us the desire to fulfill that knowledge. Because many people have knowledge of many aspects of the Quran.
Personally, I've met people from some Muslim countries, memorize the whole Quran, they don't pray at all.
You know, they grew up running long distances. So during that they memorize Arabic poetry and they memorize the Quran. So they know the Quran, memorize the words of it, they don't pray, they don't do anything based on that forum.
So not only do we have to know but we have to have a listener with data to give us the intention.
And then we need to listen to what data to help us by guiding us to fulfill the act, to be able to fulfill that.
So we have knowledge, then we have will, then we have action.
And we need to turn to Allah subhanaw taala all of this is part of, as I said, that more general concept of guidance.
This guidance that Allah subhanaw taala this bounty that Allah subhanaw taala gives of guidance, it is something very comprehensive.
We might just be part of it. Allah subhanho wa Taala may determine that we're only deserving a part of it.
So we need to turn to Allah subhana wa tada and Baga will listen 100 to Allah. And this is what we should be doing Seven Deadly 17 times a day, begging Allah subhana wa tada that he gives us guidance. And that guidance includes not just the knowledge, not even just the world, but the action, help us know and do that.
Also, we may be guided when it comes to general aspects of the deen
and this is his fourth component but we need also to be guided with respect to the specifics.
The specifics. We may know that Islam is you know, certain search and we're supposed to do pray five times a day and so forth. But we need to know for example exactly how to pray. We need to know the specifics of it.
To pray if we want to be on the straight path, we need to know the specifics of how to fast.
So we might know the general concepts, but we need to know the specifics.
Well, it might also be the case as they said that we are partially guided or guided under some circumstances and some aspects of our life we are guided by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then in other aspects we all this man without is not blessed us with that guidance.
Maybe when it comes to interacting, for example, with the brothers in the mosque, Allah subhanaw taala has guided us, but when it comes to interacting with our wives or with our children, or when it comes to interacting on a business level, Allah subhanho wa Taala has not blessed us with guidance and observes.
So we might be guided in some areas, but when we look at our lives, we realize that we are not guided in all areas.
So we need Allah subhanho wa Taala to guide us in those areas also. And the sixth component, he says is that even those things that we have the detail knowledge of and the dollars ran with Allah has blessed us with the detailed knowledge of, we still need to be persistent and continue in practicing that guides that is also part of the guidance that we're asking for, from Allah subhanaw taala.
So as I said, that's in one passage, I mentioned the six components for complete guidance.
In other passaggi discuss some other aspects. One of them that he speaks about,
is that Allah subhanho wa Taala protects the person from all of the obstacles from the path.
It takes the person from all of the obstacles from the path.
And when we get into the rest of the sutra, we'll have further understanding of what that means exactly. And in fact, that is part of the rest of our job basically, that we're asking Allah subhana wa tada to guide us to a certain path that is free from another one of the things that that people face nowadays, for example, yeah, and even they can see the Quran and Sunnah. They can recognize what it says and so forth. But nowadays, people have come to them with what they call an Arabic shuba hat and usually translated as misconceptions, but probably not misconceptions, not this term.
And you doubts that, we'll take that.
So for example, someone goes to the Quran and some nancies Let's take a common one that people always bring up growing the beard
is definitely part of this another policy, sell him something that he ordered, and so forth. But people will come to you nowadays and say, why, why do you have to grow the beard, what's the purpose behind the beard, there's no real need for growing the beard. Nowadays, we're we're living in this society. And so what so he'll be bombarded with all of these things, and these things will keep them from following the path. Even though the path is very clear. He knows the Hadith, he sees that he has spoken to people who have beards and will tell him why a Muslim should have this beard or whatever, the hijab or whatever the case might be. So one of the aspects is of complete guidance is
to as well less than handle without it takes those obstacles away from you, and leaves you an open path that you can practice this lab.
For complete guidance also, what I mentioned, one aspect that he mentions is the need and the necessity of realizing that that guidance is above and beyond any other kind of necessity that he needs.
So the one who has who was blessed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. With real world we can call complete, we can use this term use this term, complete guidance. One of the things that he is blessed with is the fact that getting guidance and following guidance is the most important priority in his life.
We spoke about the fact that this is an AMA that goes with you beyond death.
So if you don't have if you don't have food and drink in this world, you can die.
But if you don't have this necessity, this most important need, then it's not only in this life, but in reality in the hereafter and your eternal life will be born.
So it is part of the complete guidance that Allah subhanho wa Taala bestows on a human being that he realizes and recognize the fact that this guidance that Allah subhana wa tada has given him is the most important necessity that he could have.
So this is when we say dentists that often will stop him.
Obviously when we're turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala we want and we hold from Allah subhanho wa Taala as complete a guidance that we can get from Allah subhanaw taala. So actually, all of these components are part of that guides. So we don't have these components if we're seeing that
We recognize in our lives that we don't have these components, then it is necessary for us to go back and ask the lowest amount of data and keep asking. But it's important for us to also to recognize what is it that we're asking.
Because if you're making dry and you don't even know what you're asking for, then it's not surprising that Allah subhanho wa Taala may not give you everything he didn't tell.
And then it will come says also another aspect of the complete guidance is where the person recognizes not only the path of guidance, but the person recognizes the paths that take him away from guidance.
If someone does not recognize the past, that take him away from guidance, it is easy for the person to fall into one of those paths.
So it's not only important that you recognize what is the path that you want, but you should recognize if you want complete guidance, where you're really Hamdulillah, in line by Allah subhana wa, tada, you also want to know what are those paths that will take you away. And there are two main paths, obviously, that we'll discuss when we go later in this sort of
demo, I'm also points out that this isn't our third or fourth place to discuss it. I said obviously, that we have to recognize the fact that the things that we are not aware of
the things that we are ignorant of are much greater than the things that we have knowledge of.
And then of those things, so you have one subsidiary things that we have knowledge of is much less than the things that we don't have knowledge of, and then of those things, the things that we have knowledge of the things that we do not do out of laziness and negligence are also great.
And even if we take what we know, the amount that we actually apply, is also great,
that we actually don't apply is also great. And then even from among those things that we want to do, the amount that we have the ability to do,
or the amount that we don't have the ability to do is also sometimes great number.
So that goes back to that, as we said knowledge, and will an action.
And even taymiyah pointed out that these things, the knowledge and the will and the action, these are not necessarily things that will come all at once.
But these are things that inshallah usually you grow into, you develop. So you turn to Allah subhana wa tada to keep increasing you in these things.
And when you have these things, sometimes you might lose some aspects of it. So you need always to refresh
and to recharge these things. So turning to Allah subhana wa tada over and over again, asking Allah subhanaw taala to help you. And he this can refresh these three main components.
And he also goes on and says that, obviously knowledge by itself is not sufficient. If Allah subhanaw taala gives you knowledge of the path.
And you do not turn to Allah subhanaw taala to ask for the willingness to follow that path, then that knowledge will be a proof against you.
That knowledge will be a proof against you on the devil.
And he also goes on further and says that anyone who's familiar with mankind
knows that mankind is filled with aspects of General Ignorance and don't wrongdoing.
And so he studies the nature of mankind, he will appreciate exactly why Allah subhanho wa Taala has led us to this job and made us make this draw over and over again. Because even among people who have been blessed with some level of guidance, they can always have some time some kind of general some kind of don't, some kind of ignorance, some kind of wrongdoing.
So even these people have to continually turn back to Allah subhanaw taala and make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala for God's
well guidance also, it's related to our past, our present and our future.
When we say I had dinner Serato monster game where I'm making a job that is related to our past, our present and our future,
related to our past because obviously, the actions that we did in the past.
We have to take them in consideration. We have to as Omar told us, we have to recognize ourselves before we will face the reckoning on the day of just
so we have to study our actions that we did in the past. And ask Allah subhana wa tada to guide us with respect to the actions that we already did. So if we committed sins, we have to turn to Allah subhanaw taala and seek his brilliance. If we did wrong to someone, we have to turn to Allah subhanaw taala to guide us through our
Can we remove that wrong in this life before we meet the list man with that? If we're following a wrong path doing actions which would not correct then we have to ask Allah subhana wa tada to guide us to what is correct. So part of the guidance that we're asking from Allah subhanaw taala also has to do with our past. We want to listen man with data to guide us to understand what was our mistakes, what was our fault, what were our sins, so that we can inshallah properly repent from them and change. So even this guy, as I said, even what you've done in the past inshallah, it will be covered by this.
And if we get the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala responds to us we will be able to, so what has happened to us in the past and obviously for the present
as we spoke about, about the the concept of it by the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala it covers every aspect of our life.
So as soon as we leave the salats we start and even in the salon actually, but as soon as we leave the salon we start doing actions
and every action that we do has some judgment in this area. Either it was Hello, Baba, something Baba, something legit something Haram. It might have been something mobile, it might have been something permissible, but because the intention that you had behind it was wrong. It was a sin.
So obviously in the presence, obviously we need guidance from Allah subhanaw taala to choose the right, the right decisions.
In our daily lives, we also come across new things, new events we've never faced before, maybe even things that Allah haven't even discussed.
So we need the guidance
from Allah subhanho wa Taala know how that guidance might come to us. We don't know.
Maybe we think that normal discuss and all of a sudden we find a whole 500 page book about it. And Allah subhana wa tada shows us what to do in that situation. We need even guidance from Allah subhana wa tada and not only to know what is proper, but even to know what is best.
What is best. Because if we want complete guidance, we want to follow the way that is best, most pleasing to us, we know that
we have to know under certain circumstances what's an action that normally the Sharia would allow or not allow and under this circumstances, the opposite is the case.
Obviously with the kind of extremes that are Muslims are going to today, both extremes with respect to jihad, terrorism, whatever. And the other extreme of not applying Islam properly. With all these extremes, we know what's very clear to us that we as Muslims need Allah subhana wa tada to guide us in our present action. And obviously future we say Dennis Rodman stopping
to keep us following that right way, even with respect to the correct things that we do
to keep us following the right way that is covered in this job. And with respect to the wrong things that we do, future is to change our ways inshallah. So this is a job that we make to Allah subhanaw taala then we turn to Allah subhana wa Tada. And as I said, it covers our past covers our present and cozaar future
because in reality, there is
lots of realm of guidance that we should be hoping for from allesandro data.
Anyway, anyone who thinks that he is completely guided, and there's no room for him to get even more guidance?
Well, first of all, I wouldn't expect this from a Muslim anyway.
Maybe some other groups of people that might have that way of looking at themselves. But I would not expect this from a Muslim but even those people who have guidance, they have to realize that Allah subhanho wa Taala can give them more guides.
Allah subhanho wa Taala for example tells us in the Quran
when Latina todo czar, the home Buddha was at home.
And Allah subhana wa tada says about those who were guided that I was fine with that increase the guidance and gave them the taqwa. And in fact, in the beginning of sort of, in fact, after Allah subhanho wa Taala gave that victory over the disbelievers I mean, the future victory is referring to the future victory.
I'll listen to what God is telling the promises alum that Allah subhanho wa Taala will guide the prophet SAW sent him to path that history. So even in reference to the Prophet, so send them Allah subhanaw taala is talking about guidance. So Muslim has to be very humble, obviously with respect to all this manual data and always realize that there's more room for guidance that he needs.
Especially I think nowadays I don't think anyone would put himself at the same level as the Sahaba or the provinces.
So when we turn in the slot, every time we read this, we realize that there is lots of room that we need any of us man with data to help us.
And by the way, when I said that the guidance also includes the future, as an aquarium talks about one of the aspects of guidance when we ask Allah subhana wa Taala for guidance is guidance in the hereafter guidance to that path to Agenda over the Surat to leading us to jinn. That is also part of the guidance to the rescue. So when we say it covers our future, we're not just talking about our future worldly existence. But we're also hoping from Allah subhanaw taala the guidance that will cover our existence in the hereafter.
Actually, I have mentioned many points related to this.
Why is it that people who as I said from an outward level looks like that they have guidance already? Why is it that Allah subhanho wa Taala has ordered them and guided them to this drop, that they have to continually ask Allah subhana wa tada for guidance. And one of the things that we can understand from this
is that we can never as a Muslim we can never be complacent with respect to our Islam.
We all know the fact that Eman increases and decreases, a man can increase any man can decrease.
Unfortunately, man can decrease to a level that is lost complete.
But inshallah that won't happen to any of us inshallah. But I'm sure that all of us have experienced
periods in our life in which doing the voluntary deeds, for example, become very easy. You know, we're ready to fast extra days, we're ready to make the sooner prayers ready to get up at night, we're ready to read the Quran. We go through those periods in which these things become very easy for us.
And then, we may also go through those periods in which the obligatory deeds become like heavy chores, drudgery, or to slot them have to pray or have to pray.
And it's not unusual. In fact, the province of Solomon has told us that these kind of things you want to have.
But when these things happen to us, we should realize the fact that as I said, we cannot be complacent. We cannot be lackadaisical with respect to our Amen. With respect to our Islam.
Especially if we've gone through these kind of periods, we should really appreciate what we're saying when we said no Serato stopping.
We should be thinking to myself, Oh Allah keep me away from that time in which I was like that and that didn't make me like the time in which you guided me to do all of these deeds.
So believer is never going to be in a situation where he will be complacent about his Eman and his Islam, but instead, he will always be turning towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sincerely, very hopefully from Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to give them guidance.
And anytime that he feels that he can dispense with that, this is a true sign that there's a real disease in his heart.
Anytime that he thinks he can dispense with turning to Allah subhanaw taala and continually asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for guidance. Then you know, right away there is a grave, a very dangerous disease in its heart. And the prophet SAW Selim
has also reminded us of the fact that when we meet Allah subhanho wa Taala.
In reality, the most important deeds when you meet Allah subhanho wa Taala the deeds that are going to be the sign of where we belong to,
are going to be those deeds that we perform when we died. At the end of our lives, what we sealed our lives with the promises send them said, in the ladder Yamato Allah Allah not ye nomen Allah Jenna. Yama, llama halogen lagenda winder homina homina windy Mala Mala behati Baba Sallam said that servant does deeds of the people have not but he is from the people of gentlemen. hamdulillah that is a good sign that you might go through a period where you're doing the deeds of the people who have not but hamdulillah you might be from the people. But at the same time, the Bible says Adam said that another person does the deeds of the people of Jenna. And he is from the people who have
not. And the promises Solomon says that the deeds will be judged according to the actions that sealed them. In fact, another Hadith I'm sure we're all familiar with about the people who do someone might do the acts of gender, the people of gender had them a akona baby
No abana ila there are that he does the acts of gender to the point that there's only just like arm span between him and gender.
Then what has been written for him overcomes him and he does the actions of the people not and he'll be in the hellfire.
This is obviously a sign to us that we should never. First of all the bounty of guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala is a great bounty we should never downplay it. But we should always be careful about our actions. We should always be careful about Islam, take it as something very dear. Try to protect it and always turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala sincerely for Allah subhanho wa Taala to guide us, the province of Salem, he used to often make a dua
and which used to say yeah mukalla galoob sub bit called bialetti
or you who turns the hearts confirm my heart upon your deed.
So when I asked you are you worried about us that we may not stick to the Dean's promises and told them that the hearts are between two fingers of man and he turns them anyway that he wills and in fact the heart actually has another Hadith of the Prophet says Adam has told us the heart itself is called the heart meant takasugi and because of the fact that it can be turned very easily.
And the prophet SAW said and described it as it can be turned like a leaf in the wind. When the wind blows, the leaf is turned off.
And this is part by the way, having this knowledge is part of the guidance that you are aware of the fact that this could happen to you anytime. Now. Another part of the guidance is that you act upon this knowledge and you turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and you keep turning to Allah subhana wa tada asking Allah subhanaw taala to guide you.
So when you turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and say hello to Muslim team. This is not a light kind of job that you make.
And unfortunately some of the books of tafsir it says like this, this kind of just like reaffirming of what you already do. Well it's not that at all. It is a plea to Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah subhanho wa Taala keeps us with this NEMA protects this NEMA for us and in fact grows helps us grow with respect to this NEMA of guidance. Because as I said anytime any moment, Allah subhanho wa Taala can take that guidance away from us turn our hearts when Allah subhana wa tada so decrees it that Allah subhana wa tada finds that this person is not deserving of this guidance of this NEMA. So Allah subhana wa tada turns his heart and takes us away from
so this is a very serious drop that Allah subhanho wa Taala has guided us to and obviously that's why Allah Subhana without his guidance to and made it obligatory upon us. Is there any other job that you know that is made obligatory upon us?
This is something that scholars have different about there might be some specific job but what do we know the only job that all scholars are agreed upon, that is obligatory upon us to make this this drive to Allah subhanaw taala and Dennis Rodman is nothing
because it is so essential to our Deen is so essential. And so therefore when we make it in the Surat we should realize or think about how essential it is to our Deen so that inshallah Allah subhanaw taala will answer it in the best way.
And, inshallah next time we'll continue with some other aspects related to guidance, and then move on to discuss a certain topic. But on that point, today, we'll have to
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