Prophetic Parables #41 – The One who Remembers Allah
Channel: Kamil Ahmad
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After that, we move on to the next parable and the final part of this hadith
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and he commands you to remember a law.
The Parable of that is a man whose enemy chases after him until he reaches. He's running away from his enemy, and he reaches a solid fortress in which he enters and he protects himself from them. This is how the worship this is how the slave is. He does not protect himself from shaitaan except through the remembrance of Allah. Now we'll continue the Hadith just to conclude it to mention the entire heavies and then we'll come back to this parable. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, What Moodle can be hums in Allah who Mr. ronneby him assembler will ba will Jihad will Hydra will Gemma for inhuman farakka Gemma leadership in cerca de holla Reba cartel Islam in a room
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after mentioning what Yes, yeah, exactly. I mentioned the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam den told his companions, he said and I commend you with five things that Allah has commanded me. So just like he told us what yeah, I need him Salaam commanded His people with. He says Allah has commanded me with five things to command you with
listening and obeying meaning
listening and obeying our leaders,
Jihad and Hydra migrating for the sake of Allah
and the fifth sticking to the JAMA
And then he said, For indeed whoever parts away from the Gema
by even a hand span, then he has left from the rope of Islam or he has.
He has allowed the rope of Islam to become untied from him until he returns. And whoever calls with the call of joy helia is a person from the calls of the hellfire. So then a man said O Messenger of Allah, even if he prays and he fasts. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said even if he prays and he fasts, therefore, call with the call of Allah, not the call of Jamelia, but the call of Allah, that Allah name do unto Allah Nene do as Muslims, as believers, as servants of Allah, meaning, do not give yourself names, and stick to tribalism and nationalism.
But rather, name yourselves call yourselves what Allah called you Muslims, means believers, and a bad Allah, the servants of Allah subhana wa.
So coming back to the final parable.
This parable is concerning a vicar.
the remembrance of Allah.
And its powerful effect in protecting us from shaitan and from all the devils in general, and their plots against us.
And there are many benefits of dicker.
There are so many benefits
of vichar with our tongues remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala with our tongues, to the point where even look at him in his book, and why they are so good. He lists over 70 he lists over 70 different benefits of a vicar
And this heavy
that we're going through, it looks like you mentioned it in this book in the introduction.
And he explained each of these parables until he came to this last one where he explained it. And so he says,
if he says,
if there was not a single quality of liquor Besides this, that the process I mentioned, it would have been enough for a person not to forsake his tongue from the liquor of Allah. For he does not protect himself from his enemy, except through liquor, and his enemy does not enter upon him, except through the door of heedlessness. And so his enemy watches him meaning shaitan he watches us
and he watches us like, like a predator.
And when we become neglectful, meaning we forget about Allah, He pounces on us, like a predator, pouncing on his prey. And then when the slave remembrance remembers a lot, then the enemy of Allah retreats in humiliation, like a small bird or a fly.
This is why it will claim says this is why he was called. And it was was a harness in saltiness
of Allah subhanho wa Taala describes straight on as being Allah was was brokenness, it will call him says, meaning that he whispers in the chests. And that is the meaning of and was was the one who whispers into the chests.
And then when Allah is remembered,
he retreats he disappears.
Meaning that he stays away from the servant he
he runs away, and that is the meaning of unharness that is the meaning of asanas.
And so here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this Hadith, he describes the example of the power of a vicar
and he gives this parable that it is like
a man who, you know, he's running.
He's a hostage, he's running away from his, from his enemy. They're chasing after him.
They've sent their horses and their, their men to chase after him.
And they're looking everywhere for him.
And just as they're about to catch him, he finds this huge fortress that is solid.
And no one can penetrate into it. He manages to get into this fortress.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, this is how
the servant of Allah is.
He does not protect himself from shaitaan, except through the remembrance of Allah. And so there's no doubt
there's no doubt
the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala is among the greatest weapons that we have in our arsenal to protect ourselves from shaytaan, the greatest defense, the greatest fortress, the greatest fortress. And that's why many of the scholars, they refer to the vicar of Allah as being a fortress, it's your defense, it's your shield, that you use to protect yourself from shaitan and from all kinds of evils that are out there.
And so we have a famous book
on the other car,
and the do as that are said, at different times, on different occasions, called his nerd Muslim, which literally means the fortress of the Muslim,
the fortress of the Muslim. And so it's taken from this from this hadith.
Now, there's no doubt that
since the power and the mind of shaitaan is so great in our eyes,
to the point that
I mean, look at the
massive destruction that shaitaan has caused humanity since the time of Adam Adam.
I mean, the mere fact that he was able
to trap Adam out of his Salaam and cause him to be kicked out of Jenna
since his power is so great to do that
And everything else that he's done throughout our human history, and that he continues to do.
And which Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the court and he promised that he would do.
Therefore, there must be something
to counter that power, and that might have trade. There has to be something more mightier, more powerful that we can use to defend ourselves from his onslaught. And that protection,
that defense is nothing but with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
That protection is with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And there's no doubt that there is none greater and mightier than Allah subhanahu adad.
And so what does shaitan say?
shaitan he said, Allah. phobia is zety locals we know
when Allah subhanho wa Taala told him
to leave from genuine, that's it. You're expelled from Jenna. He said, Yeah, Allah gives me an opportunity to do something.
Let me to live on until the Day of Judgment so that I could cause his descendants, meaning the descendants of Adam, so that I could cause him to go astray.
And so he said, I'm going to do it. I'm going to cause all of them to go astray. But then what did he say? It'll come in who will
accept your sincere servants among them, those who will worship you sincerely.
And so even shaitan admitted that he does not have power over them.
He has no power,
or might over
the servants of Allah and Who are they?
They are those who remember him subhanho wa Taala at all times.
And so we have to also remember that
a vicar with our tongues
is one thing.
But then there is a vicar with our tongues and our hearts.
And that is a vicar that will protect us from shaitan.
Unfortunately, many people they think that simply
doing Vicar with our tongues is sufficient, while their minds are heedless.
And they don't pay any attention to what they're saying. And this happens. This happens most often in our salon. Our salon is full of liquor from the beginning of salon until the end, what are we doing?
We're doing Vicar, the remembrance of Allah.
And so many, many of us we don't find the pleasure in our Salah.
Because we don't have that horseshoe we don't have that concentration. We're seeing the words with our tongues.
That's we're remembering Allah with our tongues and but not with our hearts.
And a loss of Hannah without a forbade His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
being with those whose hearts are heedless, one to two men also fell in
Calva, who and the cleaner
do not obey those whose hearts we have made heedless of our remembrance, and we liquor.
And so this shows us the importance of
accompanying the liquor with our tongues with
the vicar the remembrance of Allah with our hearts.
And the scholars.
They say that the best or the highest, the highest level is to do that to accompany
the decoder of the tongue with a vicar of the heart.
The second best level after that is
to remember with our tongues only, or to remember with our hearts only. And then the third is to remember with our tongues and not with our hearts.
And so among the lessons that we learn from this parable,
among the lessons that we learned from this parable is first of all,
there is no easier act, there is no easier deed and yet more beneficial for us, then to Vicar of Allah subhana wa Tada. Think of
There are so many different deeds that we can be doing.
But they require effort, they require hardship, whether it is bodily, whether it is,
you know, with our wealth, whether it is with our time with our efforts.
But the easiest of all of these
acts of worship and these deeds is the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala
who can be excused from remembering the law with his tongue. And that's why when that companion came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said,
you know, the legislation's of Islam have become too much.
There are so many things
that, you know you have taught us to do, to earn reward,
but told me one thing that I could do that, you know, that will be sufficient for me. And so he said, the prophet SAW Selim told him lie is
resign corrupt when we declare Allah. Make sure that your tongue continuously remembers Allah continuously is moist, with the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
The second lesson that we learned from this parable is
that the greatest tool that we have
for gaining huzhou and concentration in our Salah is
by seeking refuge in Allah from shaitan because it is a town who distracts us in our Salah.
And so one of the companions
one of the companions said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Messenger of Allah shaitan intervenes between me and my Salah,
and my spirit and my recitation of the Quran, and he confuses me.
So, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that is a devil known as hindered.
When you feel it,
then seek refuge with Allah from it, and spirit to your left three times. And so the companion he says, I did that. And Allah set him away from me.
when we lose our concentration in our Salah,
we should seek refuge in Allah by seeing our ministry Panaji. Why? Because it is straight on who comes to us and distracts us.
And that's why
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, describing shaitan
in Surah, to last
shot really was was in harness. We are seeking refuge in Allah from who Allah was the one who whispers.
And Hannah's The one who retreats. When does he whisper? he whispers to us when we are not remembering
when we become neglectful
and When does he retreat? When does he disappear? When we remember Allah.
Among the lessons that we learned from this parable is that we should not give up.
We should not give up in this life, no matter
how difficult the path may seem.
No matter how difficult
remaining steadfast upon the path may seem, thinking that
I have no control over shaitan he's too powerful.
Because when we do that, we're under estimating the power of Allah subhana wa Tada.
And so that's what this parable teaches us that yes, it seems like shaitan has so much power over us. But there is something greater than that. And that is Allah subhanho wa Taala Nothing is more powerful or mightier than Allah subhanho wa Taala. So turn to Allah with your tongue and your heart, and you will find refuge, you will find protection like no other.
Also, among the lessons that we learned from this parable, is the true nature of shaitaan.
And so his true nature is not that he is mighty, or that he is powerful,
but rather that he is a coward.
And so the problem is
that he knows most of us are easily distracted from Allah, and the remembrance of Allah. And so we live heedless lives.
forgetting about Allah
and so it is because of this, that he's able to overpower us.
It's because of this that he's able to overpower us because
you know Allah subhanho wa Taala is missing
is missing in our hearts and in our lives. But the moment we remember Allah subhanho wa Taala he flees, he runs away.
And Allah subhanahu wa tada describes to us the true nature of shaitan.
And how his true nature is not that he is mighty and powerful, but rather that he is weak
for caught you earlier a shaytani
in the Qaeda shape, it cannot go either so fight against the allies of shape on For indeed the plot of shaitan is ever weak.
The plot of shaitan is every week, and Allah subhanahu wa tada also tells us
about the cowardly nature of shaitaan
and how he runs away when he ran away.
On the day of budder
with Xion Allahu shippon alone, Akbar Allah Holly Bella como yo mama na see what it needs to look at when he promised koresh.
And he told them that no one can overpower you nor can no one can overcome you on this day. And I am going to stand with you.
He promised to be with them.
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us film market or activity fee at any neck also high now PB will color
in the very miracle in half Allah in the Quran, Allah Tarana in half of what he said, when the two forces that came together
when koresh came and they stood against the believers and with the believers were the angels of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. When he saw that,
when he saw that, he said, he turned on his heels, he ran away and he said,
that I see what you do not see. And I fear Allah subhana wa with it.
And also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us
of this nature of this cowardly nature of shaitan and how he runs away.
And how, when we remember Allah subhanho wa Taala he runs away. But when we forget Allah subhanho wa Taala, he comes back to us.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that when the event is made
shaytaan he flees, he runs away, because the event contains Vicar of Allah. So he flees passing wind, so that he may not hear the event. And then when the event is finished, he comes back. Then when the comma is made, shaitan again, he flees away, he runs away, and then when the appointment is finished, he comes back again. And he tries to interfere with the person and his thoughts. So that is why we lose our shoe and our concentration in our Salah. As we mentioned earlier, the shaitaan comes and whispers to us. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says, He comes after the economy is finished, and he comes and he whispers to us, he says, Remember this and remember that
such things that the person
you know, had not ever thought before.
was not thinking about before, until the person he forgets how much he prayed.
And so what do we learn from this, we learned
that this is the nature of shaitan
he's not mighty, he's not powerful, but he's a coward. And what really, really
scares him the most is the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And with that, we come to the end of this parable. And we come to the end of
the series, the prophetic parables, we have covered
almost 40 parables of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala. To grant us beneficial knowledge we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us knowledge that translates into action We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to
protect each and every single one of us from shaitan and his plots.
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