Prophetic Parables #31 – The Straight Path
Channel: Kamil Ahmad
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in this hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
Allah subhanho wa Taala has made a parable of the st. Pat's.
At the sides of the path, there are walls with open doors,
each door having a curtain
there is a color at the head of the path calling
and there is a color above it calling
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So this is the call that is being made
at the head of this path.
And then he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, explaining this parable, he said the doors which are on the sides of the past, they are the Hadoop of Allah. They are the legal limitations of Allah.
No one breaches any of the Hadoop of Allah, except that the curtain is lifted.
And as for the one calling from above it
that is the advisor of his Lord.
the administrator of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And so in this Hadith,
which is an authentic hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described to us the Straight Path of Allah subhanho wa Taala that leads to gender
and how people deviate from it.
And so the straight path is like a long paths.
That is strength.
on both its right, and its left, there are walls
that have doors.
And these doors,
they don't have any locks on them.
Nor are there any keys for them.
But rather, they are open.
But they have a curtain hanging
out this door.
And so as long as we don't step into those doors, the curtains will remain as they are.
And so these
doors and these curtains are the entrance point to how
to walk into them doesn't require much time or effort.
You just walk in, you don't have to struggle to try to open up the door. You don't have to ask for the keys. Where are the keys.
You don't have to. If you don't have the keys and it's locked, you don't have to,
you know, break down the door. It doesn't require any time it doesn't require any effort.
It just requires
and the reason for that is
that there are devils at each of these doors
luring people into them as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned in another Hadith. In another Hadith narrated by Abdullah ibn Mr root for the Allahu Allah.
He mentioned how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam drew a line for them. And then he said, this straight line is the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Then he drew several lines on the right and the left.
And he said, these are paths on each of them is a devil, a shaitan, who is invading the people to to follow it.
And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam decided that I in order to enhance, will enhance the law to clean the street all be Mr. klieman be rude. While at the tibial Subala, Fattah farakka become and Serbia Allah says indeed, that is my path
perfectly straight. So follow it and do not follow any of the other ways, any of the other paths, because they will lead you away from his path.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then explained in our Hadith, in the parable,
he then explained how these doors
they are the Hadoop of Allah subhanho wa Taala they are
the limits the boundaries of Allah, don't step past these doors.
Because if you do so, then you are stepping into you are you are crossing the boundaries of Allah, who are transgressing
the borders the boundaries that Allah has put in place, as Allah subhana wa tada says, till careful do the law he fella data do have these are the limits of the Hadoop of Allah, so do not transgress them. And in another ayah, Allah says tilaka who do the law he, Fernando Cora boo Ha. These are the limits of a lot the Hadoop of Allah, so do not even come near them. In the first ayah, Allah said, Do not transgress them, in this ayah Allah says, Do not even come near them. And this brings us back to the Hadith that we covered earlier. The example that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave concerning, transgressing the produce of Allah, and how we should not even come near to what is
haram. And he explained how that is similar to a shepherd that takes his flock of sheep near the pasture of a king.
And, you know, obviously, the king he has,
he has boundaries that no one should cross nor should trespass, these boundaries. So this flock of sheep, they come near this pasture, obviously, what are they going to do, they're going to be attracted by the lush greenery that is on the other side, and they're gonna end up entering into it, they're gonna be lured to it.
And so this is no different than the laws, the prohibitions of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the limits that Allah has set
what is how long is how long? What is halal is halal. And then there is that which is in between,
that if you're not careful,
you're going to get lured into, you're going to get lured into what is wrong. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned at the end of the Hadith
that the one calling from above, so he said, there's two callers, one at the, at the head of the path
and the other, above it above the path.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, As for the caller calling from above it, then this is
he said, why he will be he is the administrator of his Lord. So what did he mean by that?
This is explained by another narration of the same Hadith narrated by Abdullah ibn Massoud which has,
you know, some some additions in it. And so in that narration, it mentions that the color at the head of the path, this is the corner
and the color above the path. This is the monitor of a lot that is in the heart of every believer.
What does that mean? It refers to
the angel that is with us.
And so each one of us we have an angel and we have a devil
And so the angel encourages us to do good, warns us from, from committing evil, while the devil is opposite.
And in the other narration also,
in that other narration of urban Massoud, it also mentions that whenever the servant intends to enter one of these doors,
this color, this monitor meaning the angel that is with him, he calls him and says, Woe to you.
Be careful, do not open it, do not open this door, because if you open it, you will enter it.
And so this is a great Hadith, a beautiful parable that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave us to make it easy to understand
the straight path
of Islam, that Allah subhanahu wa tada has sent us
and how the straight path we have to tread it carefully.
And that we shouldn't deviate, we shouldn't stray away from this straight path.
And so among the lessons that we learn from this, Heidi, is first and foremost.
As mentioned in the other narration of rude when the Prophet also explained this parable, he said, the straight path This is Islam,
the straight path, this is Islam. And so Islam is called a straight path. Why? Because it is the only path that leads to Allah subhanho wa Taala that leads to his pleasure that leads to his reward in the accurate and also it is the only path that saves us from the punishment of Allah.
This is the path of salvation.
This is the path of salvation. There is no other path on the face of this earth that will lead to eternal salvation. Besides this path of Islam.
what we learn from this hadith is that how ROM has many doors. It's not one door.
The prohibitions of Allah subhanahu wa, tada are many,
the ways of disobeying a law.
The doors of allows disobedience are many, the avenues are many.
And we also learned that none of these none of these paths and doors require much effort to open.
It doesn't take much to deviate left and right from the Straight Path of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And the reason for this is as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained in another Hadith
when he mentioned that
fit now we'll be shocked that the Hellfire is surrounded by desires, lustful desires
luring us to take that path, whereas Jenna Hill fertility agenda to be McCarrick as regenda, it is surrounded by hardship
by trials by misfortune.
we don't want to take that difficult path.
Rather, we want to take the easy path,
the path that is luring us
And so as we mentioned,
the path to the disobedience of a lot is easy. It doesn't require much effort, as we mentioned earlier.
There is no solid door that requires us to struggle with to try to open it. And this is something that each and every single one of us we experience.
This is part of our human nature that we have inherited from Adam and his son.
Was it difficult for Adam alayhis salam
to disobey Allah when he ate from the tree? No.
It wasn't difficult at all. He slipped very easily.
It didn't require much
he slipped very easily.
And this is something that each and every single one of us experiences in this life where what is wrong we find ourselves easily falling into it. Whereas, what is obligatory for us to do that is what we find as being hard and difficult.
Moving on to the next point.
So, we have shaitan in terms of making us to deviate
is to take us to hold on gradually,
step by step.
Not directly that look, this is something haraam do.
He doesn't take us to the major sins directly.
He doesn't make us to persist in sins
by forcing us
but rather by taking us step by step, which is why Allah subhanho wa Taala forbade us, while at terbaru, who to whet the shape on do not follow the footsteps have shaved on
a lot do not say don't follow straight on. Obviously, we're not gonna follow shape on directly.
But rather shaitan has steps.
And these are the steps that allow warmness.
And so he won't come to you and tell you that look.
This is how I'm do it.
He won't come to you and say, kill this person,
without any reason to kill him.
He won't come to you and say, commit Zina with this woman, when without preparing the way to that,
but rather, he will come to you.
Until and put a thought in your mind.
He'll say why don't check it out.
Let's bring ourselves back to this parable, where
the doors, they just have a curtain. So he'll tell you
you know, take a step towards a curtain.
Just take a peek.
He will come to you and tell you enter into the door.
Remove the curtain and enter into it now he'll tell you take a
look what's there.
A small look is not that harmful.
And then once he's got your attention
then once you've looked
and you see what's there behind the curtain,
he tells you want to take a step.
Just take one step here.
Just try it.
And then once you're in, that's it.
Now he has control over you.
Prior to that he didn't have any control over you.
And that is explained by the other narration of this hadith by Eben Massoud where your color your angel is telling you beware, when you're about to approach that door, he says Don't do it. Don't open the door. Because once you open it, you will enter into it Don't come near it.
All the while when shaitan is luring you.
There's also another factor
that adds to the equation and makes the whole situation
so much worse and that is your evil inclining pneus.
And so our soul
it naturally has desires that it wants to fulfill.
And so this is what makes us this is what makes sins so appealing to our to our knifes.
Finally, among the lessons
or points related to this parable is that to remain upon the Straight Path
of Allah subhanho wa Taala it is something that takes a lot of effort and hard work.
Just like entering into harem is easy. Likewise, staying upon the straight path is difficult. It's not easy. It requires a lot of effort and hard work. And so you have many things around you that are luring you to stray off the path.
You have your evil inclined knifes you have
a pawn that is making
sins as being fear seeming, as a law tells us about him in the Quran that he makes our evil deeds fear seeming to us.
He makes something that is filthy as being beautiful
in our eyes, so he beautifies for us, the disobedience of Allah. So you have your evil inclining knifes, and then you have you have Trayvon and then you have the glitter and the glamour of this dunya.
And then you have your whims, your desires, all of these
are acting against you. And you need to struggle, you need to put on a fight. And that is the very meaning of Mujahideen to know, the Jihad of the enough's is to struggle against it.
And so you need to constantly struggle. And basically keep your eyes focused on your destination.
When we tried to district Path of Allah subhanho wa Taala
we have to constantly keep in mind, whenever we are lured to straight off the path, we need to always keep in mind
and have ourselves focused on the the end and the final destination. And that is nothing but the pleasure of Allah and, and his reward which is, which is nothing but Gen. And so this is the only way or this is the primary way
to keep yourself steadfast upon the truth and upon the straight path by constantly reminding yourself of the end goal. And that's why
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on various occasions would always remind us of the title for this very reason
for this very reason, so that we are admonished and we keep ourselves focused. He has told us about Jenna and he's told us about the Hellfire for this very reason.
So that we keep ourselves focused and firm upon the Straight Path of Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah subhana wa tada to keep us all firm upon that story part of his supernormal data until the day that we meet him so Hannah who what Tyler and without we come to the end of
of tonight's session
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