Ramadan with Allah – Episode #3 – Raja and Khawf – Hope and Fear

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam will attend manual accom aka Milani, Allah. Allah, Allah He urged marine.

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In our previous session, we spoke about the importance of developing a love for Allah subhanahu attallah in our hearts

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and how this love for Allah drives us.

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It motivates us to worship Him.

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Such that even if Allah had never commanded us to worship Him,

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out of sheer love for Allah, we would still worship Him.

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And so what is driving us to worship Allah is not simply that Allah has commanded us to do so. But more than that, that Allah subhana wa Tada, we love him. And so that is why we are motivated to worship him.

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But our human nature is very weak.

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And

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we tend to usually do things in return for something.

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And so

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this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala has

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not simply he commanded us to do things.

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And he expects them, he expects us to do them without anything in return for that.

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And so it is because of this, that Allah subhanho wa Taala he commanded us to do things. And on top of that,

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he promised

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certain rewards for those who worship Him.

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Likewise, punishment for those who

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don't refrain from what Allah has forbidden.

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And so it is our hope

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in these rewards.

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That now pushes us even further, and drives us even more, to want to worship him subhana wa tada and please him.

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It's like someone who ventures off into

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a business.

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He says, I'm going to start this business.

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Invest all my time in it, invest all my money in it, my effort into this business.

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But why?

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What is the driving factor? What is that driving force that pushes someone to

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you don't want to invest in a business.

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It's nothing other than profit.

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This person he expects to profit out of this business. He expects to see profit reward as a result of his investment.

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And this is how Allah subhanho wa Taala describes to us.

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Those who worship Him, that they do this

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as a business contract between them and Allah, hoping for the profit

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in the form of the reward of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So Allah says For example, in alladhina to Luna Kitab Allah

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Surely those who received the book of Allah and establish their salah and donate give from what We have provided for them secretly and publicly.

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can hope for a profit that will will never fail.

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They can hope for a profit that will never fail or fear who do wrong Why is he

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in the Hoover foreign Shaku so that he will reward them in full, and increase them out of His grace. Truly Allah is the all Forgiving, the most appreciative. And so it was this hope

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that had driven

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the best of generations of Islam,

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the generation of the Sahaba,

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it was this hope that had driven them to excel in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And in the worship of Allah,

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whenever they would hear,

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either Allah or His Messenger,

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promising a certain reward for those who do a certain act,

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that would be sufficient to drive them, to motivate them

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to leave everything behind. Why, just for the sake of that reward,

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obviously, besides the fact that they are driven by their love for Allah, besides that.

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And so we have so many examples of this, read the lives of the companions.

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And look at how when they would hear of a certain reward mentioned for a certain deed and

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look at your reaction.

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Take the example of

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this great companion

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who died in the Battle of bedrock.

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And so, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam announced to the companions on the day of better

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saying, bye, bye him in whose hand my soul is, no one will fight on this day today, and then die, while persevering patiently on the path of, you know, fighting for the sake of Allah, expecting a large reward and not turning away, except that Allah will cause him to enter agenda. His reward is nothing but gender.

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And so

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we ribbon on him.

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When you heard these words,

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he looked, he had some data in his hand. And he looked at these dates. And he said,

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these dates are coming in between me and that promise of a lot of gentlemen.

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Through the dates away, and he went and he fought until he died.

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Take the other example, that woman

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who

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does

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after the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would say to the people, to his companions,

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do you want to see a woman from the inhabitants of Genoa?

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And he pointed towards her.

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What was her story?

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She was a woman who

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was afflicted with a certain illness, she would have seizures.

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So she came to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and said, O Messenger of Allah, I have this problem.

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Have these fits the seizures?

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So pray to Allah to cure me.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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if you want I can do that.

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I could pray to Allah to cure you and you will be cured. But if you want

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I will pray to Allah for you to be patient.

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And as a reward of your patience, you will be guaranteed with Jenna.

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So she had these two choices before her.

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What did she choose?

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She chose to be patient. Why?

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Because of her craving for that reward, have an agenda.

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So she said O Messenger of Allah then at least pray to Allah

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Don't become exposed, because when she used to have her seizures and her hijab would come off. So she said, at least pray to Allah, that I don't, you know, my hijab does not come off.

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When I have these seizures

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due to her heart, she said this.

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And so what is it that the Sahaba they had, that we don't have?

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We hear the rewards of Jenna, and the reward for this and the reward for that.

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And yet we are not moved. I think

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the difference between us and them is

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that they believe with conviction in the reward of Allah, and thus they placed their hopes in him.

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What we are lacking is this conviction.

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What is lacking is our E man.

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We hear the Quran we hear the various IDs, mentioning the various rewards.

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For those who do the various good deeds, the various acts of a bad

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we get we're not moved.

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Why?

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Because of our lack of our lack of yaqeen of conviction.

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If we were certain, if we were 100% certain that this is a reward. For those who do this.

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There's no doubt that we would be driven just by that reward.

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And so, what Allah subhanahu wa tada wants from us

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is to elevate our hope in Him.

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to elevate our hope is in the mercy of Allah,

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in the forgiveness of Allah,

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in the acceptance of our deeds, and in his rewards, these are all things that a believer is supposed to put his hope in.

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And now, in the month of Ramadan,

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these meanings become even more emphasized.

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And so for example, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, When sama Rama born

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a man and wacky sabun

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woofie Rolla, Houma. Takata meminta

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whoever fasts the month of Ramadan,

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out of a man,

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out of conviction out of

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faith and belief

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that you know, this is obligatory

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wacky saben

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expecting the reward, hoping for the reward,

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all of his previous sins will be forgiven. Likewise, man karma Ramadan, a man and whitey Sabbath, who fear Allah who met

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whoever stands in Salah at night in the month of Ramadan

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out of he man and decided, hoping for a large reward, all of his previous sins will be forgiven. Woman Karna Laila to color Eman and YT sadden woofie Rolla, Houma tapa Dunham engine bay, whoever stands Laila to code are preying on that eight

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out of

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10 and out of the sad, hoping for a large reward, and all of his previous sins will be forgiven.

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What is the meaning of it sad that we find in all three of these ads?

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enamel hottie

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and emammal Javi, who was one of the early one of the earliest commentators of Sahil Buhari,

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he lived in the fourth century of the Hydra emammal hobby, he says, if the sudden means

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with determination,

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which is too fast,

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in the month of Ramadan, out of motivation for its reward, with a good heart, not feeling burdened by your fast nor feeling that you know what, the days are very long, and I'm getting tired.

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And so this is the meaning of fasting the month of Ramadan

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Hoping for a last reward.

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So the Muslim worships Allah with hope.

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And hope is

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opposite to despair.

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Because Hope it pushes you to do action,

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whereas despair, it holds you back.

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So hope is something praiseworthy, while despair is not

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a person who disappears have a lot of mercy allows forgiveness is one who says I have too many things.

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My sins are too great for a lot to forgive me, or I don't deserve the mercy of a lot. This is what we call despair.

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And yes,

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this is the opposite to Raja, which is hope for a loss, mercy, hope in a loss forgiveness.

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So a believer

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no matter how many sins you have,

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as long as you sincerely regret your sins, and then place your hope in Allah that He will forgive you. And this is what is required. But

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it should be understood here.

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that

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this does not mean that the believer only places his hope in Allah, in the mercy of Allah, in the forgiveness of Allah.

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Because that would lead him to a false kind of hope.

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Which is that no matter what I do,

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I am guaranteed a loss of mercy and His forgiveness

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and his reward.

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Why? Because

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Allah is all forgiving allies All Merciful.

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So this is what we call a false kind of hope.

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And so this is why

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the scholars of Islam they say

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that a Muslim must balance

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in his worship of a law between hope and fear.

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Yes, there's something called hope that we have just spoken about. But there's also something else called fear.

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The fear of a loss of Hannah who attack the fear of a loss of punishment.

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But this doesn't mean that hope is the opposite of fear. Like some people may think,

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they think that hope is the opposite of fear.

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Rather, we say that hope

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is the companion of fear.

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These two they go hand in hand, because just like hope, it pushes you

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to do actions.

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So there's fear.

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The difference is only in the way in which each one pushes you.

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And so hope pushes you through what we call a raga.

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You're pushed to please Allah,

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through what Allah has promised, a reward. You know, Allah mentions, this is the reward for those who do this. This is the reward for those who do this, until you're pushed

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through, you're hoping that reward.

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On the other hand, fear it pushes you to please Allah,

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through what we call our Radha.

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Allah mentioning a punishment for those who do certain things.

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And so, you are pushed to please Allah,

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because of your fear for loss, punishment.

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And so fear of Allah

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is something required.

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But notice how fear of a loss of Hannah who went to Hana is different than fear

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for anyone else.

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Our fear that we have for other people, or other things

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in this life

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is a fear that makes us to flee

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to flee from them.

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You know, you you fear, a lion, for example.

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If you're in the forest and you know, you come across a lion or a snake, and you flee, you run away,

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on the other hand,

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are fearful of loss of Hannah who Atlanta does not cause us to run out.

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away from him, but rather, causes us to flee to him. So Hannah who were tired,

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because what we are fearing,

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is actually the punishment of a loss of Hannah who went to hell. And so we flee from the punishment of Allah to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So it is because of this understanding of hope and fear

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that Abraham Rahim Allah, He explained, that fear and hope, are two wings

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of a bird.

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And he adds that the head of the bird is love.

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So, your

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love for Allah subhanahu wa Tada, this is like the head of a bird.

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He is directed by his love, the Muslim is directed in this life, in whatever he does, he is driven by his love for Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then each of the two

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wings of the bird, one of them is hope, the other is fear

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says, if

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these two wings are leveled and balance,

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then the bird will fly

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and have no problems in his flight. But

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if one of the two wings is deficient and

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has a defect,

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and what will happen, then the flying will become defective, the board won't be able to fly if one of its wings is defective.

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So, the believer balances between hope and fear not putting too much emphasis on one nor on the other.

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And this is how Allah subhanho wa Taala described his true servants in the Quran.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says For example,

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men who are caught and eaten

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and a laylee surgeon will call even the role as 0.0 or meta Ruby

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is the one who is devoutly obedient during periods of the night, prostrating and standing in Salah.

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fearing the hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord

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is one who does this like one who does not do this?

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So here are mentions that his true servants combine your drama therapy

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while your drama therapy, he fears the accurate and he fears the punishment of a lot in the hospital while you're rajul rajmata Robbie while hoping for a large reward.

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Also Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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hola you can levena do Luna

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yeah better hula in Arabi Hema Sierra, you home Akira boo boo naramata who wire Hakuna dab.

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Allah says even the closest to to Allah of those who are invoked meaning

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those who associate partners with a lot emotionally Kuhn, who call upon you know for example, the angels or IE Salah his Salaam.

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Precisely Islam and the angels these are the devout servants of Allah.

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Allah says even the closest to Allah, of those who are invoked,

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would be seeking a way to their Lord

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hoping for his mercy and fearing his punishment, meaning the likes of their anxiety his Salaam

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who they worship,

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even him, even Rizal Islam is actually seeking a way to Allah, trying to please Allah trying to worship Allah through these two by balancing these two things, your Jew naramata hoping for his mercy, while your harpoon either theory fearing his punishment. And so it is this combination of hope and fear

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that we find present

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Among, once again, the best of generations, the generation of the Sahaba, and those who came after them,

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ourself.

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And so although they worked tirelessly

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hoping in a larger reward,

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they would still

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have this fear in their hearts for a lot. And they would also be fearing

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that what might be bad that has not been accepted.

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You can't compare our a data to their data. And yet,

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even though they would hope out of their habagat, through their data, and their worship, they would hope for a loss of reward. But even then, they would fear

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that none of their bad, none of their hard work would be accepted by Allah Subhana, who were to Allah Subhana Allah. And compare that to most of us today.

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Where we do all kinds of acts of data that don't come even near to the evaluator of the self.

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And then we feel satisfied, oh, why did such a great deed.

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We think

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that you know what, that's it.

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My data has been accepted.

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And so this is the meaning of

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balancing between hope and fear.

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A person who thinks that's it, you know, I've done such a great deed, it's going to be accepted by Allah. This is a person who puts too much emphasis on the wind of hope, forgetting about fearing that you know, what, maybe, maybe my, my deed has not been accepted by a lot.

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And so the believer he balances between these two things.

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And so work hard and work hard. Now, in the month of Ramadan, the month of Ramadan is an opportunity to work extra hard, and doing acts of worship, good deeds,

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data.

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So work hard and make your aim to be the pleasure of Allah and the reward of Allah. And don't wait for the reward of your deeds. Don't wait or don't expect to see the reward of your deeds before you reach Allah subhanho wa Taala for the reward,

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that is with him subhanho wa Taala meaning

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you will never find with anyone else.

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If you do this, then you have achieved True Buddha servitude to Allah.

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the worship of Allah.

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Work hard,

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but keep your eyes fixed on the reward that awaits you with Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Don't wait for your reward in this dunya

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, one that will continually unfussy can mean how you do

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whatever good you put forward for yourself today.

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You will find it with Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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But that requires a loss of sincerity. And it requires

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that

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we devote our entire hearts to Allah Subhana who attacked it in this a bad and it requires that we do it

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according to how Allah wants us to do it. According to how the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has taught us how to worship Allah Subhana. Who, what?

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And so I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us this hope that we should have

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in the mercy of Allah in the forgiveness of a law and this hope

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for the reward of a loss of Hannah who want to add,

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we asked a lot to grant us that hope in our hearts so that it pushes us and it motivates us to do good and to worship Allah. Such that we will find the pleasure

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of the ibadah in this month of Ramadan

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So Lola who is selama Island, Amina Mohammed, what an early he was. He originally was Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh