What Is Iman Who Is A Believer Part 2
Channel: Jamal Zarabozo
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This part was very good. Yeah, those are good. Yeah, we're skipping it but it was great.
Let's do it.
Here's is a,
and I want to get into a topic and it's unfortunately it is already getting late because of many reasons, that we kind of got into this late, but there is a an important topic that is sometimes misunderstood. And so therefore and Shall I want to try to clarify this
and it is related to a verse in the Quran.
This verse in the Quran Allah subhanho wa Taala says quality law will
cause them to maneuver like in kulu Aslan Willem, you had a man who
went to to la hora Sula, rasuna, who La la la Lipscomb in American shear, in a law reform law him.
This verse from Surah 300 verse 14, which is, in many senses, Miss understood.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says the Bedouin say and it is where a group of veterans that came to the prophet SAW Selim after an accepting Islam, the Bedouin say we believe.
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says to the prophet SAW Selim, say to them and you believe not, but say we have submitted in Islam, for faith has not yet entered your heart.
But if you obey Allah and His Messenger, he will not decrease anything in reward for your deeds.
Verily Allah is oft forgiving, Most Merciful.
So this, this verse in the Quran, talking about these veterans who have just recently any submitted
have just recently entered into Islam and they are coming in and saying, you know, we are believers.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says no,
and you don't say that you are believers, but you have submitted
for a man has not yet entered into your hearts.
But if you will be online as messenger, then Allah subhanho wa Taala will not decrease anything in reward for your deeds.
These better ones they were not hypocrites. Because some people understand from this verse that they were hypocrites.
Bedouins we're not hypocrites.
Because Allah subhanho wa Taala clearly says that if you Bay align His Messenger then and he will
and he will your reward will not be decreased in any way whatsoever. So obviously hypocrite by definition, he has no actual real Eman in his heart. So did Danny are not worth anything? So here Allah subhanho wa Taala is talking about Muslims
and saying to them that look
and you people, and those of us who have converted to Islam
especially any recently or those of us who just grew up in a Muslim family and we have not really any taken our Deen seriously and we should pay attention towards Allah subhanho wa Taala seeing in this verse.
Basically Allah subhana wa tada says, look, you don't have the right to call yourself believes you're not at that level. You have just now submitted.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala will hamdulillah and he says it in such a way. Well, I'm calling Lehman. Lehman, okay Puerto Rico, and it's some of them office three point out Allah subhanho wa Taala showing them that this image is going to come to them and it is something inshallah they can look forward to. And in other words, there are some heights some realms that they may get to in Islam and in mn. But right now, and how can you call yourself Jani a believer
and you have just no any submitted to Allah subhanho wa Taala what this implies, and there's also another Hadith and processing them that gives very similar meaning.
That when we talk when we say Amen, and we say any believer, who is a believer or any we want to be a believer and so forth.
And we are we have to realize that there's a difference between a Muslim
and a moment.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala has made the difference. The province of silom is differentiated between the two there is a difference between a Muslim
and a woman.
What's the difference between the two? And what? What are we talking about here?
And what we're talking
about here is that there is there is a room.
Or let's say, let's put in that set,
there is a set.
And we can call this set Islam.
Within that said, there's a smaller subset.
And we can call that set mn
there's also a further subset
that we will not get into, I'll just mention it in it. And that's Sn.
Don't ask me about that. I said, I'm not getting into it.
So what does this mean? And what are all the ramifications?
we don't have time to go through all the details here. So let me just
in a very cold hearted fashion.
As you people must be accustomed to by now. Right.
And the outer circle of Islam
and the inner circle of a man or the outer circle, a Muslim, and the inner circle of believers,
for someone to be in that inner circle,
for someone to be have the right to be called a believer and categorically
and he that this person is a believer, this means he is fulfilling all of the obligations of Amen.
And it to be to be called to be in that category to be called a believer, Yanni and categorically a believer a moment
which these the better ones have not yet met. It means you're fulfilling all of the obligations of Amen.
So if you go to the verses in the Quran that inshallah we have time at the end to describe the believers, shall I hope we get to them, it means the believer is doing with meeting all of those qualifications.
To take one example, the province has seldom said layman or hadn't had a belief he might have been enough.
And it's not one of you is a believer, until he loves for his brother, what he loves for himself.
Not one of you as a believer, until he loves his brother, what he loves for himself.
This statement of the process and it means
that if anyone wants to claim you need to be a true believer, a complete believer, a real believer, he has to have this quality.
And he has to have this quality that he loves for his brother, what he loves for himself.
If he does not have that quality or that that characteristic,
then yes, he is a believer in an in a general sense, but he is lacking any man.
He is a believer who's lacking any man, any man.
And if we want to label costs, we don't do this. But if we wanted to label any people, the one who meets this characteristic and all the other characteristics, we call him a believer.
The one who is within the fold of Islam like the better one, but has not reached this level. Then we call him a Muslim or we call him a believer who is lacking any man
lacking in faith he doesn't have the complete faith yet.
So to be any a true complete and categorical believer it means you're meeting all of the characteristics of being a believer which inshallah we will discuss
what are the ramifications of this?
What are what is the difference and with respect to the hereafter? What is the difference between being in that outer circle and being in that inner circle?
Well, the ramifications is that on the Day of Judgment.
As we know, there's going to be three types of people.
They're going to be the disbelievers and IE those who rejected the truth or refuse to follow the truth or denied the truth or whatever, and whatever form of government they
These people will be in the Hellfire forever.
A second group of people
are and what we can go Muslims.
They are the people who have Eman. They have faith they have any the minimum. And what it means to be faith to be a believer in the general sense or in other words, to be Muslim.
What will be their fate
on the Day of Judgment.
And if we're just at this level of being Muslim,
we are from those people who are facing the possibility of punishment in the Hellfire
on the day of June.
And if we're just from that
outer circle of being Muslim, this means Yanni, we're not fulfilling the requirements of mn This means we are disobeying Allah subhanho wa Taala. To some extent, this means perhaps we are committing some of the grave sins.
So we are facing the possibility of being punished in the Hellfire
but because of our Eman, we will be rescued from the Hellfire and entered into jinn.
But we will be punished, we may be punished first in the hellfire.
And I think anyone anyone familiar
with what it means to be punished in the Hellfire
will do whatever he can, and if he has real belief in that, and real certainty that this is going to happen. And if there is such a thing as the Hellfire on the digital and so forth, really man, he will do whatever you can to avoid it. But if he's lacking in a man, if his desires overcome, has emerged sometime if dealt, overcome, has he met some time, then he is in that altered level of Islam, and he may be punished in the Hellfire on the day of June.
If he's fulfilling the obligations of a man
then he's from that inner circle of believers meaning
and he will enter into gender directly on the day without any punishment.
And he This is what these different components mean what these different aspects.
So let me
and just to be able to finish up.
And one thing before I
I want to get to some of the description of the of the believers game because maybe that will be the most beneficial aspect.
But one of the points that I'd like to mention
along the way, is that if you go to the Quran and go through the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim you'll see that entering Jenna entering Paradise is always tied into being a believer.
And you will never find any verse in the Quran
in which Allah subhanho wa Taala
joins any interpretive paradise with the concept of Islam by itself.
Either there's a general promise to the believers, or there is the promise to those who have believed in do the good deeds which is a man which we're talking about a man
for example, Allah subhanho wa Taala
and it says what are the long mumineen Illuminati unaided Allah subhanho wa Taala has promised the believing men and the believing woman gender and so forth the onion describes in that you'll never find a verse like that in which Allah subhanho wa Taala says what are the low Muslim Muslim men
and he always entering Jenna is is tied into this component of really having a man so
as I said, let me end it to be able to close the lecture. And the only good thing about any starting late and having all those problems at the beginning is that inshallah there will be no time for questions after I'm done.
Let us go inshallah, to the Quran. And we can also go to the Hadith, but only just
we have limited time. So let us go to some of the verses of the Quran, in which Allah subhana wa Taala describes the believers.
And the purpose for this, again, is not to any something any just theoretical and we can list the characteristics of the believers and so forth.
But it is an opportunity for all of us to examine ourselves
to look down into ourselves,
do we meet these characteristics or not?
And to understand that if we don't meet them, what does that mean
and to understand that, if
We do meet them will have the law What does that mean?
So let's head on with the Allah says in the Quran
and one of the one of the places in the Quran surah
Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the believers in them as Muna
Annie, Allah subhanho wa Taala begins by saying any intimate in any means that these are the only true believers
and in the AMA
How do you say this?
Yeah, I know how to say in Arabic but that doesn't help much in the encompasses or any restricts restricts the meaning or this term any saying that?
In other words, how are you going to translate into maluna Latina and the only believers are those who do some research
now here we're talking about amen we're talking about that inner circle and the the only true believers The only ones who are deserving to be called believers.
And in uncategorized, and categorical sense and all these are the ones inshallah who will enter into gender without any punishment whatsoever in here.
Allah subhana wa tada says in the maluma noon alladhina Buccola would you that's
why the toliet Our aim is to me man, while or up to him yet work alone.
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Allah subhanho wa Taala says any the only true believers are those people who when they are only reminded of Allah subhanho wa Taala that their hearts shake their hearts and become fearful.
That's the first characteristic
and you know it is unfortunate nowadays in the history of mankind.
And it's sometimes if you if you if someone is doing something wrong and you remind them of Allah subhana wa Tada. You remind him of what the last man with data has said about that wrong thing that he's doing. Even sometimes as a punish threats of punishment and Hellfire it has no effect upon the person.
And you remembering all this data we sit down to this a lot to make Vicar
and if we can make Vicar in our hearts nothing
and he were the ones who are coming to the mosque
and claiming to be believers and we can make Vicar and we can remind be reminded of all this man with data and nothing in our hearts.
Why the to the Atari Maya to the to me when the when the signs and then when the verses of Allah subhanho wa Taala are recited unto them their Eman increase.
Same kind of thing and when we sometimes when we read the Quran, if you come to a Juma
and sit and watch the people read certain cast before us a lot of drama.
And when we do that, when we read this any Is there any effect on our hearts?
Do we really feel like what our Eman is increasing as we read every verse?
Our Eman is getting stronger.
While a lot of Bohemia took alone, and they put their trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala they put their trust in their Lord.
They rely upon their Lord. And one of the aspects of rely upon their Lord is that they will be listened to with data and they know that Allah subhanho wa Taala will provide for them. And they know that Allah is the provider.
And I hate to go back to any that discussion that
took place yesterday.
But and basically the sister was was almost implying and now I'm probably doing the same thing that she or someone did. Excuse me, someone did it with respect. I didn't mean to say that someone did with respect to what I said.
And if she's arguing that, no any sister and he has to go out and get a degree in study because maybe her husband will die in 10 or 15 years and she'll be left without a degree or anything.
And if you do what Allah subhanho wa Taala has ordered you to do and you put your trust in Allah subhana wa tada and you're not the one who provides for yourself. If you go out and get a degree you think now you have the ability to provide
for yourself, how many unemployed PhDs are out there and some PhDs in Boulder where I live, they are living in the streets.
Because Allah Subhana without approval provides for us and the believer knows that and he puts his trust in reliance on Allah subhanho wa Taala and Lady neocolonial salado su establish the salon those who perform the salon in the correct manner, both outwardly and inwardly, coming to the mosque and praying in Jamaica as part of the Kama Sutra
women Moroccan ominto cone and they spend out of what any of what Allah subhana wa tada has bestowed upon them and your believer has many things that he spends his money on, some of them are obligatory upon him he has to suit he has to support himself he has to support this family has to support relatives if they are needed and so forth.
And beyond that, he has many things that he spends on that are actually not obligatory upon una ecomondo manana haka
Allah subhana wa tada begin by saying in the minimum in order, and now it says it will Erica human woman on a haka and he these are the true believers, these people, these are the true believers.
Allah subhanho wa Taala has emphasized twice that these and only these are the people who are deserving to be called believers, those who meet these characteristics
these are the ones who shall lead to gender without any punishment whatsoever.
These are the verses any that we should take and read them and ask ourselves any of this is almost done without describing us here.
Can we honestly say to ourselves that this is a description of myself
the handler and he this is this is what I'm doing, this is what I feel
and we can then hope inshallah and look forward in sha Allah to entering into gender directly.
And he This is a serious matter this is a serious question.
This is one of the most important questions that we can ask and answer about ourselves.
And before we talk about priorities of dollar and so forth, as we talked about in the lecture on simulation and reclusiveness any brother yard pointed out and a pool and full circle Malika Narayan you have to save yourself first and your family
and this is how you save yourself any to see whether or not you're within the fold of Islam. And secondly, whether or not you are inshallah true believers. One another verse
in another verse, Allah Subhana, WA, tada or other verses.
Well, anyway, the beginning of sort of moving on, if you read the first 11 verses of surah, moving on, you find many of the descriptions of the believers, I will just, I'll just
in order to complete the any decision.
read one more verse, in which Allah subhanho wa Taala is describing the believers.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
20 seconds will appear
in the last season hacking
into the believing men and the believing woman,
they are the protectors one of another
they order what is right
and establish what is right and eradicate what is evil.
They establish the salon they paid as a kid they give this occurred and they will bail us out and these are the ones that
mercy on when no one wants agenda except by the Muslim.
And is this how we behave towards one another? That we are each other's only where each other's any close friends and companions that we can rely on
We can put Kenny are often that when we see something wrong or we see something any a believer being hurt, we feel it in our hearts.
And we tried to help our believer.
And as I said, and it is just some of the verses
that if we want to be from those people in general on the Day of Judgment, they will enter agenda. Without any punishment whatsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala will be pleased with them. There's no need for them to be and cleanse with any form of punishment. Allah subhanho wa Taala is pleased with him and will show mercy upon them and will give them more than what he deserves. Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't send anyone to hell fire, except due to justice. And he This is what they're deserving wallets are handled with data and to people and agenda by His mercy.
And if we took if we think about him, and what does he mean, and we can see that we're all
and in different possible situations
we can realize that our mind is not complete.
If our mind is not complete, that means in our heart We have some kind of network, some kind of cover.
Because if the heart is not filled with a man then it is filled with its opposite.
And you can have one heart any which has emerged and has cooperated.
So we can realize that about ourselves and we can accept that.
And someone might accept that and say, Okay, this is my situation.
And maybe I'm going to the hellfire.
But I don't believe any any rational person, any intelligent person, anyone with real belief.
And it would accept that kind of situation for himself whatsoever.
Instead yelling you should recognize his state his situation, and have the desire and the love and the will and the intention to change the situation.
And he may never reach that goal.
But he has the glove in his in his heart for him and and he has that desire. And he has that intention and he's working towards that goal.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala may look at him and forgive his sins and enter into Jinja because
and he this is what he really wanted in his heart and this is what he was striving for in his heart, he may have some weaknesses
in this dunya and do some things which are wrong in this dunya
but any of the love in is for Allah subhana wa tada and the love for a man in his heart is the strongest thing that he has in his heart. Well, we might look at these characteristics of the believers and find Alhamdulillah
that we meet these characteristics.
In that case, we should be very thankful to Allah subhana wa Taala that is blessed us and guided us to Amen, and put the love of a man in our hearts. And this should make us even stronger in our amen and increase our Amen. even further.
I think on this point and I will and the end the lecture there's a number of different issues and related to this that are very important that I
any recommend for my brothers and sisters and to think about to study and one of them is the the ways of increasing our Eman and the things that inshallah will lead us to an increase in demand and the ways in the means by which our demand may be decreased and Han
man inshallah we know this and understand them and apply the first category and remain away from the second category and inshallah we will be
increasing our Eman and getting closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala having Allah subhanho wa Taala pleased with us
and having the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the hereafter. Well, this is Annie I think
this is something that everyone should reflect upon that pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala
worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala or being almost 100 watt to Allah, this should be the things that are first and foremost in our hearts, the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala above anything else. And if we do not if we are not yet at that level,
then we should think of ourselves like those Bedouin Arabs who entered into Islam, that if we're sincere and we work towards that
Go insha Allah, amen will enter into our hearts and all this manner with Allah will be pleased with us on the division