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Yeah, are you Hello Vina Amano Taku la casa de La La Tomatina in LA one two Muslim moon. Oh you who believe fear Allah as he should be feared and do not die except in the state of Islam. Yeah, you Hello Dina Armando Taku la kulu. Colin sadita yusaku Amala como la casa Nova, calm momento en la hora Sula, who forgot the first 1000 alvina Oh, you who believe fear Allah and speak the truth. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds, and we'll forgive your sins. And whomsoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed achieved a great achievement and bad for inner circle Howdy, tabula. occidental. Howdy howdy Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Bashar Al Omari Masato wakulla
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brothers and sisters in Islam. Today we're talking about a loss of Hano tala. His love for his servants. And the love of Allah subhanaw taala towards his servants is something that is rarely spoken about, to the point where many people see it as more of a Christian concept than an Islamic concept. But the truth is that one of the names of Allah azza wa jal is that he is alone.
Dude, which means the loving, which means that Allah Subhana Allah loves the believers. In fact, love is the essence of our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so telma ada, Allah subhanaw taala says yeah you had Lavina Amano oh you who believe me your domain Command D whoever Have you abandoned his religion for Sophia de la who the home in your home? Were you born to whichever of you whoever Have you leaves the religion Indeed Allah is going to bring forth a people that he loves, and they love him back. So why did the verse start with love of all the other emotions and feelings? Why did they start with love towards Allah subhanaw taala why not those that
fear him or obey Him or worship him? Why love in particular and the scholars say because it is what your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala is based upon it is based upon love. And what is amazing about the verse is that it starts with the love of Allah azza wa jal towards his servants. You have boom, then they return the love. You have buena Whoa. So Allah subhanaw taala then loves the believers. And
this is expressed multiple times in the Quran. One of the most unique ones is in Surah Al Bara, which Allah subhanaw taala describes himself saying, well who will have a fool dude? Well who will have a for Allah dude and he is Forgiving, the most forgiving, and the loving. The scholars say it makes more sense to combine a four with Rahim and 69 times in the Quran, you will find a foreign Rahim or foreign rahima constantly because mother Farah forgiveness goes well with mercy. But in one time only and this is the only time in the Quran in surah al barrage Allah says well who Allah for Allah dude, the Forgiving, and the loving, why the loving in particular, because you might forgive
someone for something they've done against you, but you still dislike them in your heart. Or you might even still hate them in your heart. But Allah subhanaw taala wants you to know that he will forgive you from a sin and still keep loving you.
So Allah subhanaw taala is unlike the rest of humanity, unlike human beings alone forgive you for sin and not because you sin it means Allah subhanaw taala is going to hate you immediately. And we see this and other places in the Quran. Allah azza wa jal says in the law, you have been where you will have been Matata herring. Indeed, Allah loves those who constantly repent, and he loves those who purify themselves. So no doubt we can agree that there is no way you can constantly repent from nothing. You have to constantly repent from doing sins. Allah loves those who constantly repent. That means you can keep constantly sinning, and still be loved by Allah azza wa jal Solon, as you
sincerely keep repenting back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. When, when you know this understanding, far, be it from the Shaitaan to come to you, and make you think that you are dirty because of your sins, or that you are hated by Allah subhanaw taala because of your sins. And if we were to contemplate what would be the effects of worshiping a Lord that you believed hated you, if you believe that your Lord hates you, what would be the effects of that on your worship? Would you be energetic in wanting to worship Allah? subhanaw taala? Would you like to spend hours and hours making the art and talking to a larger agenda? Would you like to do extra acts of worship to this
Lord that hates you? Will you ever feel that you'll be forgiven? Or that you will enter an agenda? Or that you have a chance with the Lord who hates you? And the bigger question would you even love back a Lord that you believe hates you? Would you love him if he hates you? And that's why this topic is so important. Brothers and sisters, one of the Christian scholars, he did a study amongst the Christians, to see which of the three of the triune God's the Father, the Son of the Spirit, which one is more beloved by Christians. And he found that the majority of Christians love what is according to them, God the Son more than God the Father. Why? Because they perceive God the Father
as the angry one who could not forgive people for 1000s of years. And then God the Son is the loving one who stepped forward and said, I will give myself up for their sins. So they love him more because they perceive more love coming out of him. And people naturally will gravitate towards a Lord that loves them, versus the God of hatred or the god of war, and we're talking about the polytheists here.
So then, what are the fruits and the benefits of what Allah subhanho wa Taala loves you? and say, Hey, Buhari, this is a hadith narrated by Abu huraira, the Allahu anhu and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says either have Allahu Allah
Another Jabri when Allah loves one of his servants, he calls gibreel. And then he says, in the law you have bufala and and
Indeed, Allah loves so and so so loved him, and then instantly for your boo jabril jabril will instantly love that person for you and idg brain finish sama, then jabril will call to the people of the heavens meaning to the angels in the heavens, in the law have fallen and boo, Indeed Allah love so and so. So all of you love him for you, boo, boo sama and then he will be loved by those in the heavens, meaning all the angels in the heavens to Matthew O'Donoghue, boo fill out then Allah will give him acceptance and that means love, he will also receive love from other people on this earth. And this is just from the, from Allah subhanaw taala, loving his servants. So the question becomes,
how do we attain the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala because every Muslim on earth claims they love Allah azza wa jal, even if they don't pray, they will tell you I don't pray, but I love Allah as origin. But the real question is, does Allah subhanaw taala love you?
And that's why it behooves us to and to know what are some of the things that will gain or get you the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala number one is obeying and following the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam into earlier Emraan Allah subhanaw taala tells the prophet SAW Selim to inform a school in Kentucky to have bonala to be your only Kamala Wales a locum Well, the number one law Hoover forum, Rahim say if you truly love Allah, then follow me. And Allah will love you.
Allah God will love you and on top of that, he will forgive your sins. But this is then the place of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and the place of a Nabi sallallahu Sallam as a guide and a role model for the rest of us. The Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is greater than something that is just optional we can do if we feel like and we discard if we don't feel like it. It is a way to attain one of the greatest things ever. And that is the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Inside Buhari narrated by Abu hurayrah, as well the language and who the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said in Allah has to Allah Khan. So it's so good to see Hades. And the problem says Indeed, Allah subhanaw taala said, Men are the D one D and then two who will help whoever men are the D and whoever chose Edmund and mature animosity is an enemy to one of my Olia to one of my close friends, either Yanni any, any other abakada Ababa, Bill cola Will Ferrell, so you angered or you hurt with statements or with actions a Willie. So then the question is what is a Willie who is aware of Allah azza wa jal, some of the scholars said he is a scholar and others said no, Ali is a Mormon and they
use the verse Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, Allah who when he you Latina, armano Allah is the Wali of those who believe so the believers in general just like Islam, even Tamia, Rahim, Allah says, mankind meaning the Fijian can Allah He Walia. Whoever is meant who a believer who is God fearing, he is a woody of Allah subhanaw taala. So then the Hadith is saying so whoever shows enmity towards a Willie of a law than any animal namaha Jani Adana, who Allah who Yanni Allah declared war against him and even Tamia Rahim, Allah says, Allah who to Allah is the heart of Allah.
And Allah subhanaw taala. If he declares war against the servant, he destroys him. So that means beware of having any animosity towards any Muslim, because you don't know which one of them is from the friends of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And what is amazing brothers and sisters, is that there's always a link in Islam, there's always a link between your relationship with Allah, and how that links to your relationship and your dealings with other fellow human beings. Even as we're learning about the love of Allah subhanaw taala it intersects with our behavior and our dealings towards one another. So then the Hadith continues. With Omar Takara, la Abdi vishay in a Habiba, la Masato LA
and Allah subhanaw taala is saying my servant will not get close to meet with anything more beloved to me than what I've made obligatory upon him like the obligatory prayers obligatory fast, but remember, we're seeing what gets you the love of Allah subhanaw taala so the Hadith continues. While is Allah de la be nothing at Ah, boo, and my servants will continue to draw near to me with Noah Finn until I love them layers on shows that you're doing.
As an estimator that the person continues continues, where estimator updates are available in our field that you continuously keep drawing nearer to Allah subhanaw taala with no often, no often the scholars say not just the know often in Salawat, the extra prayers, but any of the extra good deeds so no often in Salah, the north face of sadhaka giving extra charity, extra fast extra aamra all these are from the no often you keep continuously doing that to get near to Allah subhanaw taala until Allah says had Hippo until I love him or love her.
And if I love him, I will be the hearing with which he hears, and the hours with which he sees and the hand with which he strikes and the lead legs with which he walks. Meaning he will not see here or do anything except that which Allah subhanaw taala is loves or is pleased with. Or in other words, Allah azza wa jal will protect their limbs from what Allah azza wa jal is displeased with whether to insert any extra bonus points and if he asked me, to, you know, I will give him and we're in whether innocenter either be without Mr. Anthony or even know that if he asked and seeks refuge from me, refugee will be given to him, all this is from the benefits of what Allah subhanaw taala
loves you. So so far we have then you can gain the love of Allah azza wa jal by obeying and following the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and you can do that also. The second point by continuously doing the nightlife is to get near to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then you see that the things that will gain you the love of Allah azza wa jal, a lot of them are extremely easy.
And maybe some of them the rage that in a Muslim or the LM said that have caught my head batty lil Mota have been a fee that my that my love is deserved or even obligated in another narration for those who love each other for my sake. Love your fellow Muslim for the sake of Allah or your brother or your sister for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and then it's obligatory for Allah azza wa jal to love you. And then the Hadith continues, and for those who visit each other for my sake, and those who help one another, for my sake, and the scholar said, financially help each other for the sake of Allah, and those who uphold ties with one another. It's not even talking about families.
It's talking about upholding ties with brother with brothers and members of the community for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, for the sake of Allah, this is merited and in Muslim, Ahmed, you get the love of Allah xojo simple things, loving each other for the sake of Allah visiting each other, assisting each other financially, keeping ties with one another, you gain the love of Allah azza wa jal, and we're familiar with these concepts. Because further proof is a famous Hadith in Sahih, Muslim of the angel that was sent to a man and this man set out to visit his friend, and at another town, so Allah sends him an angel to ask him, where are you going? The man says, to visit my brother
in this town. So the angel says, Have you any favor to have to do for him or that he's going to do for you? And the man says, No, he says, then that he says, I have no desire except to visit him because I love him for the sake of Allah. So the angel tells us man, I am a messenger of Allah to you,
to inform you that Allah loves you as you love to him for his sake. So Allah is really loves this man, because this man loves his brother for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And it applies to women as well. So one of the things one of the reminders also from this hadith brothers and sisters, is that we should visit one another in our homes who should visit visit each other at homes. Because we've abandoned this good deed we, we think that it's enough to just meet each other in the masjid. And whenever we want to meet someone, we meet them at a restaurant, and we've kind of abandoned receiving people in our homes. And it's not the same there's no comparison between meeting someone
at a restaurant and receiving them in your own home. So let's not abandon that we ask Allah Israel to make use of those who follow the truth and abstain from the falsehood of Hola Hola. Hola was stopped for a la la la Welcome menjamin festival Pharaoh fairfields mister very ask Allah subhanaw taala for his forgiveness surely those who ask for his forgiveness shall prosper
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Meanwhile, earlier he was a big marine about so so far we have to gain the love of Allah subhanaw taala obey and follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continuously do the now often the extra deeds to get nearer to Allah azza wa jal and then the easy things of loving each other for the sake of Allah azza wa jal visiting each other for the sake of Allah azza wa jal and financially supportive
each other and keeping ties with each other for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala you gain this magnificent thing which is the benefit of Allah the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala something that we need to be aware of. That can happen if Allah subhanaw taala loves you narrated by a tirmidhi and internal revenue manager. The problem said, continuing ahaadeeth we're in the LA Zoo agenda is a hub back home and a batala home. And when Allah subhanaw taala and if Allah subhanaw taala loves people, he will test them
firmen robbia fellow horiba whoever is pleased, he will get the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal woman Sahaba and whoever is displeased he will receive the displeasure of Allah.
And another Hadith also narrated by a tirmidhi. The problem says either or the law will be up the hill higher when Allah intends good for his servants. I did Allah Allah Rocco Macedonia, he hastens the punishment for him in this dunya and then all the way up to his shirt, and if he intends evil for his servant, m Sokka. And who be them be he has a UEFI human karma, that Allah subhanaw taala will keep their sins with them until they meet them that meet along with their sins on the Day of Judgment.
And some of the scholars said, this is specific to the monastic but the question brothers and sisters, some people might ask, what kind of love is this? Yeah, and if Allah subhanaw taala loves me, he gives me difficulty and tests in this world. So what kind of love is that? And we have two answers for this. Number one, what is greater than the blessing of coming forth on the Day of Judgment without any sins, or with far less sins, because there were expiated because of the difficulties in this life. So Allah subhanaw taala wants you to meet him on the Day of Judgment without sins. So he gives you difficulties that will erase your sins right here on this earth. And
we are people who always think of the next life so we see the benefits if we only believed in one life, we wouldn't see that as love but because we believe in the next life, we see that Allah subhanaw taala is removing your sins from you. expiating you have your sins, so you meet him without any or with very few. And that's why Mr. Mohammed Rahim, Allah He used to say, Lola Al masar, a la cadena, yo malkia motema faddis. He said, had it not been for the calamities, we would have come forth bankrupt on the Day of Judgment. But it's these calamities that take away from our sins. The second thing is that Allah subhanaw taala, when he tests you, he brings you closer to him. When you
love someone, you want them to be close to you, you want them near to you. And one of the most effective ways for humans to get close to their Creator is at times of need, compare the daughter of someone in need and in distress to someone that has no problems. Compare the solar and the pm and the focus of someone in need, and in distress to someone who has no problems in their life. There was a man who said that he has he had a specific family problem. So for a year and a half, he never missed a family for one year and a half. He never missed gambling because of these problems. So that means he never missed budget for a year and a half. And he never slept before praying Asia for a
year and a half. And he always made 2pm. Then he says this was seven years ago, after a year and a half, I'll have fixed my problem. And for the last seven years, I've never gotten up for clear, and I've constantly misfortune and slipped before praying a shot. You see the difference between your acts of worship your relationship with Allah azza wa jal at times of need and when everything is okay, so do you understand why Allah subhanaw taala then will test the people that he loves an important issue we conclude with and something to not be misunderstood from this hotbar if everything is going well in your life, that does not mean that Allah azzawajal hates you. We do not
reverse this concept that if Allah loves you, he tests you. You don't reverse it. If you're not being tested, it means you are hated by Allah. This is just the sheer time trying to distance you from your Lord and the best of people, brothers and sisters. The best of people are those who excel in the worship of Allah azza wa jal during times of ease, and during times of difficulty with that we ask Allah to make use of those that he loves. And to make use of those that love him back. We ask Allah as well to make use of those who recognize the truth as clear truth and follow the best of it and to make use of those who recognize falsehood as clear folds who then abstained from it. Follow
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