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Ramadan with Allah – Episode #2 – Mahabbat-ul-Allah – Loving Allah
Channel: Kamil Ahmad
Series: Kamil Ahmad – Ramadan 2020 with Allah
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam. ala Kalani Allah. Allah He urged marine. One early he was a busy woman today he had he was standing up soon at he de la Medina, Dean, alumni alumni and frona Lima alum, Tina was the dinner.
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One of the things that we mentioned yesterday, when speaking about having knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
The Marriage of Allah
is that such knowledge, it leads to something.
When a person gets to know Allah subhanho wa Taala
and realizes who Allah is.
to him falling in love with a loss of Hannah, who, what.
And so look at it this way.
Part of our human nature is that our hearts tend to lean
to those who do good to us.
If somebody does you a favor,
your heart becomes soft to that person.
And if somebody is constantly doing good to you, showing you kindness, showing you compassion,
you end up falling in love with that person.
And so, we love such people.
And we tried to develop and maintain a relationship with them.
And so to allow belongs the best and the most supreme of examples.
But was it not a loss of Hannah who attalla
did good to us
by granting us knowledge of Him,
by guiding us,
then helping us to follow His commandments
and opening the door for us to be able to thank him and praise Him. On top of that, to open the door of repentance for us, so that we could seek forgiveness for our sins.
These are among the things that Allah has done for us.
That should make us to fall in love with him.
Not only that, but everything that is in our hands
have blessings. They are all from Allah subhanho wa Taala
whether it be food, drink, shelter,
all of this and more
is directly from Allah subhanho wa Taala what may be coming Yeah, I mean Allah, whatever blessings you have, it is from Allah.
So from this, we can see that
getting to know Allah subhanho wa Taala and what he has done for us
everything that was Hannah who attalla has done for us, it should be a means for us to now fall in love with him subhanho wa Taala
and from this we see that
loving Allah subhanho wa Taala
is a natural element
of A believers EMA.
And so it comes after recognizing who Allah truly is
and what he has done for us.
Which is why
of * associating partners with Allah is so great.
Why is it such a great sin?
A sin that Allah will not forgive.
Whereas He forgives all other things.
when a person associates part
He is basically diminishing that love that we are supposed to have for Allah in our hearts. And now he's dividing that love between Allah and
those he associates
with partners with Allah Subhana who want to Allah and Allah.
He mentioned this in the Quran
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They love these rivals.
These equals that they have made with a lot they love them, as they should love a law.
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But the true believers, they love a lot even more.
Here what Allah azza wa jal wants us to understand is that the true believer
who don't have any partners who don't make and attribute partners to Allah, and so their love is directly associated to Allah, and it is not divided among others.
And so that is why
someone who is in love with someone else,
if he finds out
that that person
is now sharing his love with a third person,
it would fill him with range.
And he would never forgive him.
If your lover
you found out that he or she
in love with someone else.
Would you ever forgive them?
And so, how about Allah Subhana? Wa tada?
How about Allah? who deserves our undivided love?
This is why share is something unforgivable.
Or at least one of the reasons
and this is why the definition of a bad
the definition of worship is that the scholar is usually mentioned
when they define what a data actually means in Islam.
They always include two things.
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and the utmost humility and submission.
These two have to go hand in hand.
In order for anything to be considered as being a dad,
that a person
he worships a lot
out of love for him
and the utmost kind of love and out of humility,
humbleness, subservience to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And that's why
there's a huge difference between ours to be submission to Allah. When we as believers submit to Allah
and we implement his command His laws, we stay away from what he has forbidden.
There's a difference between us when we do that.
others they execute the commands
Kings and rulers
when the obey their kings and rulers,
they may not have love for them
when they obey them,
but rather it's just submission.
It's just humbling themselves to their commands.
But there's no love in it.
On the other hand,
the believer, he worships a lot and he obeys a law
because of his love for Allah subhana wa Tada. And that's why
we say that
we should develop this love in our heart so that we obey Allah out of love for Him not
only because he has commanded us to do so
now only because he has commanded us to do so. And so we execute his command.
But what is the driving factor behind that? What is pushing you
to execute the commands of Allah?
That's the question.
So if you don't find that the motivating factor behind your submission to Allah, your obedience to Allah and your worship of Allah, if you don't find that it is being driven by the love for Allah.
And there's a problem there. And that's why, and that's one of the reasons why we don't find pleasure
in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And, as we mentioned,
the reason why we're addressing these issues, is because we're in the month of Ramadan, and people are complaining that it is the month of worship, but we're not finding pleasure in our worship.
Then we need to come back down to this point of habit, the law, the love of Allah subhanahu, WA, Tada. This is where you're lacking.
you were worshipping a lot out of extreme love for Allah, then you would definitely find, you will definitely find pleasure in that he that.
Not only that, but
what is meant by true love
a person falls in love with someone or with something
to the point where they prefer it over everything else.
is when you fall in love with someone or something
to the point where
you prefer that thing
over everything else.
And so this is why
a loss of Hannah who went to Hana requires us to fall in love with him, so that we prefer him and we prefer his love and pleasure over everything else.
And so true love of Allah is to fill your heart
with love for him and empty.
Empty your heart of love for everyone else and for everything else.
And to give precedence to the level of a lot and his pleasure
over all other things that you love
and you are pleased with
and that's why
the true test of your love for Allah is when
you have the choice before you
you're at a crossroads.
You're at a crossroads.
You can either go right or left. There's no other option.
On the one hand,
you have the love of Allah
and what is pleasing to Allah.
And on the other hand, you have
what you love and what is pleasing to your inner neffs your soul
Now, your decision is going to be a test of your love for Allah subhanho wa Taala.
If you take that path
follows the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala
then this is a sign of your love for Allah.
But if you take that path
that goes contrary to the love of Allah
and the pleasure of Allah.
And instead you take the path that
fulfills your personal love, for what you love and what you desire, and what you please, then this is a sign of your lack of love, for a loss of Hannah, who, what I had.
Obviously, here we're talking, we're talking about things
go contrary to the love of Allah.
This doesn't mean that we cannot love certain things in our lives.
Of course we can, but as long as it does not go contrary to what a lot of
and so Allah has
allowed us to love our husbands and wives,
and our children and our parents, and for the believers to love one another. And so on and so forth.
Allah allows us to love certain things in this dunya
the love beautiful clothing,
to love, halal food,
and so on and so forth.
But what we're talking about is
to love things and to love people
that are not beloved to Allah,
the love the things and to love people whom Allah Subhana who were to Allah does not love.
Whom Allah subhanho wa Taala dislikes.
And so if you are loving things and people
whom Allah subhanho wa Taala does not love.
Then this is where the problem is.
And this is what made the Sahaba
to be who they were.
It was their love for Allah subhanho wa Taala
their love for Allah and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
It was a true and genuine love.
And so it led them to prefer Allah and His Messenger over everything else.
When Dr. Omar Abdullah when he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he said, You're a school of law.
You are more beloved to me, then
everything else except one thing. And that is minus
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
that a true believer is not a true believer until he loves
a lot and His Messenger more than everything else. And so he said, Remember the alarm? And he said,
okay, in that case,
I love a lot and you
more than everything else, including my own laughs
It was this love
that led them to prefer every other love to prefer the love of Allah and His Messenger over every other love.
And over every other pleasure.
So the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala it leads to something.
It leads to something. The love of Allah is not just a claim that we can say, Oh, we love a lot in our hearts. Some people when you come to them, and you see them committing certain sins, they say, but you know what I love a lot. You don't know what's in my heart.
And so we say that true love. This is not
True Love, but rather true love for Allah
is when that love.
It goes beyond your heart It is seen in your actions.
And we saw it
in the best examples, the examples of the Sahaba look at what they sacrifice.
They sacrificed everything.
They sacrifice everything for what?
For Allah. Why? Because they loved a lot.
You don't sacrifice anything, except for something which is more beloved to you.
And for them.
Allah and His Messenger were more beloved than everything in the dunya
and this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
he told us how we can attain the sweetness of he man in our hearts.
A lot of us we complain of wiki man.
We complain that
we don't fly we don't find pleasure in our a bother of Allah subhanho wa Taala
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the Latin
men couldn't if he were God in Halawa, tell him and he will.
Whoever attains them, he will find the sweetness
and the pleasure of he man.
What are these three things?
And your Khun Allahu Allah azza wa jal, what a Zulu. I have the LA he mercy
that Allah and His Messenger
are more beloved to him.
Then everything else
what and you hate the filler we're unable to fulfill.
When a person loves for the sake of Allah, and he hates for the sake of Allah, meaning that you love certain people
because of your love for Allah, and you hate other people, because
Allah hates them.
And so you love the believers and you love the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because Allah loves them.
This is a sign of your allegiance to Allah.
And you hate certain people, because Allah hates
those associate partners with a law, the machine deikun
the kuffaar in general, the disbelievers of kofod
the enemies of Islam,
you hate them with a passion from from deep within your heart. Why? Because why it's that simple as that.
And the third the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, What unto God an hour now Vina
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that a fire is lit.
A huge fire is lit
and you are thrown into this fire.
This is more beloved to you, more dear to you. Then
who associate anything with Allah.
And this reminds us of
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Those who a huge trench and a pit of fire
in a story of a squabble of loot.
And the believers it was dug for them.
And they were told either you leave your deed
you jump into this fire.
And Allah mentions this in Surah bhuj the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned the story in more detail.
So the believers, for them,
they had tasted the sweetness of Eman in their hearts. And that's what made them to prefer killing themselves and jumping into that fire rather than leaving there deep.
And so the question is, do you find this weakness, this level of sweetness of human in your heart?
If you don't,
then it's a sign of your lack of love for a loss of Hannah who, what?
And so we ask Allah subhanahu wa tada
to grant us, the utmost love for him.
Because it is this love that will drive you to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala
it is this love that if you find it in your heart,
from your own self, you will want to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala you won't need anyone to tell you to get up and worship Allah.
You will be self driven, self motivated
to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala
because of your love for him,
and that's why
it's one thing
obey the commands of Allah
that He has made obligatory upon us
to fulfill the word you back.
But it's another thing to go beyond that.
to perform all kinds of extra activity better than mafia.
That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he told us, how do we get closer to Allah? by first fulfilling the obligatory acts, prayer five times past the month of Ramadan, do all of the obligatory acts, but then how do you get even closer to Allah by taking it a step further. And that is by adding on the know often the extra student
to pray your five daily solo acts, but to also pray the sooner
and then to get up in the middle of the night and praise the Lord 203 I'm elated. Now in the month of Ramadan, to preach Salatu Torah, which
is a sign of your love for Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And that's why a companion King to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
he said, Yeah, Rasulullah when is the hour, when is the day of judgment? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he asked him
when I tell her, what have you prepared for the hour for the day of judgment? What have you prepared?
And so he said, listen to his response.
He said, blah, he wore a suit.
I love a lot in his messenger. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, but in Muhammad
you are with and you will be with those who you have love.
Meaning you will be with them in this dunya and also in the era. It's as if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was giving this man a free ticket to gender.
But it's not that simple. Because this man, he didn't say that, just as a claim.
What the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knew that he was seeing that from the bottom of his heart. And as long as you love Allah from the bottom of your heart, then it will appear in your actions outwardly. And that is a true definition of he man. He man is not just something in the heart, but it's something that is seen outwardly
in our dealings in our actions.
And so we ask Allah subhanahu wa tada to grant us, this love for him that will drive us to worship Him in the way that he is pleased with. We ask Allah to give us that love for him. That will make us to prefer everything that he is pleased with over what
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