Channel: Kamil Ahmad
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the month of Ramadan was a time to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
It was a time to re establish our relationship with Him Azerbaijan
over the several previous sessions that we have been
holding, we went through many important aspects of that relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala and how to improve on them. How can we improve on these aspects concerning our relationship with Allah
in the manner in which he is pleased with
and so we spoke about having knowledge of who Allah is. And we spoke about
having love for Allah subhanho wa Taala and we spoke about having the fear of Allah, having hope, in the reward from Allah
and having hope in his forgiveness and his mercy.
And we spoke about
being pleased with Allah subhanho wa Taala being content and satisfied with Allah as our Lord.
And then we spoke about
we spoke about
the importance of having the correct etiquette with a loss of Hannah Horta.
So now as we approach the end of the month,
there remains one last thing to discuss concerning our faith in a lot.
Something that all of us are lacking in.
That's because most of us unfortunately,
we pay lip service to our Amen. And our belief in Allah.
We claim to be believers.
But what we're missing is a very, very important and fundamental aspect of that.
And that is
not only believe, to not only say that we believe,
to not only testify that we are believers,
and to give all kinds of testimonies
and play pledges, we are believers. We believe
that the follow that up
to follow that up by fulfilling
fulfilling that belief.
Our Eman is like a promise.
Make a promise. Who are you making a promise to? You're making a promise to Allah, you're entering into a pledge with Allah.
The question is, how many of us
have fulfilled that promise and fulfilled that pledge that we made with Allah? So this is what we call a secret mela. This is what we call a secret masala and this is something that only appears when put to the test.
When times are going good, everything's going smoothly. Yes, we believe in a while.
And we pray to Allah and we worship a lot.
When put to the test.
That is where our sin
It comes out.
And this is the test of our team.
And so he man and being righteous
is not just acting in a certain way
or performing, performing certain rituals
but it's proving yourself before a lot.
proving yourself before Allah subhana wa tada that is the real meaning of Emacs. And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala says
Allah subhanahu wa tada says lasal bureaux and Tuvalu hukam kleberg l machinery three one masarap law says, true righteousness
is not by turning your faces to the east or to the west.
it's not this physical outward act.
Allah subhana wa tada is looking for
and then a lot explains what true righteousness is. A lot explains it with several examples of losses.
While he's while our kin Albuera men am Annabella he will do me a favor, while mela at all kita we wouldn't be in what I tell him Allah Allah to be the will quarterback well yet, well, Misaki weapon is severely what's ilina? What's your record? What are kamasan at our atascocita one mu una big him either I was saw BD in a field, he was raw, he does
a lot here, he gives us several examples of what true righteousness is. So Allah says, Well, I can be wrong, but rather righteousness is
to believe in a lot.
In the last day, in the angels, in the books, and in the prophets, these are among the six pillars of a man.
The only one not mentioned here
would be about one quarter to believe in
the predestiny the decree of Allah. And then Allah says after mentioning true righteousness is to believe in these things. Then Allah explains
to give in charity, out of what
you are attached to of your wealth,
to give out of your cherished wealth,
to give it to relatives, to orphans, to the poor, to the needy, travelers, to beggars, for free and captives.
Well, here are talks about
Then Allah talks about Salah, those who pray, they establish their Salah, those who pay there's a cap,
and those who keep the pledges that they make. They don't break their promises with others.
And then Allah says and those who are patient in times of suffering, and adversity, and in the heat of battle
in difficult times, they're patient.
After mentioning all of these qualities, a lot concludes the ayah by saying
you can lady you know Sadako What are
these people? They are those who were true meaning true in their faith. They are the ones who proved they're a man and they are those who are conscious of Allah they are d'amato.
And so these are people who Allah praises as true to their Eman
because their actions prove
their claim to email. So email is not just a claim.
Unfortunately for most of us today, it is just that
we pay lip service. We claim to be Muslims, we can we claim to be believers, but yet we're the furthest from that in terms of our actions.
if you want to see a practical example
I have this suit,
with a lot being true to a lot,
then look no further
than the prophets and messengers.
And those who follow them,
look at the lives of the companion
in all of their lives, whether it be the prophets and the messengers or the companions,
the prime examples
they proved their EMA.
They showed a lot that they were true with him.
When we say we believe,
when we say that we believe
what we are saying is the O Allah,
we believe in you and everything that you have sent. And we submit to it.
And we submit to it wholeheartedly. This is easy to do, and to say
when things are going well,
and we're not put to the test, like us, in the current situation that we're in.
We're not being asked for much from Allah subhanho wa Taala compared to those who have gone before us,
we live very comfortable life.
We have everything ready at our disposal.
But yet, if we want to see examples of those who are true to Allah, look at the examples of the prophets and the messenger rooms when they were put to the test.
And the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Take the example of Ibrahim alayhis salaam
with his son ismaily.
When Allah subhanahu wa tada showed him in a dream that you have to slaughter Your son is my
it was true to his Eman.
He didn't pay lip service to Allah, I believe in you. Let me relax now. Now Ally's telling you to slaughter your son, what are you gonna do?
He calls his son and he says, Look, son, this is what I am being commanded to do.
What does the son say?
He was also a prophet and a messenger of Allah.
He says yeah.
So in sha Allah,
not the slightest of objection.
Not the slightest of hesitation.
He says, oh, Father, do as you have been commanded to do. And you will find me in sha Allah. Among those who are patient
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Juana Dena Ibrahim, when I do you know, Abraham concert doctor. Yeah. And this is the point here.
After they had submitted a law says after they had submitted and the knife was at his throat, a lot of calls from above the heavens and says Oh, Ibrahim, you have proven true to the dream.
called sun duck.
You have been true to Allah. This is what we call sit with Allah.
We have many examples as well from the lives of the companions
the whatever pledge that they need to
They fulfilled it
because of what was in their hearts,
their pledge with a law and their promise that they made with a law
was in their heart, not on pen and paper.
Take the example
of that. Javi
mentioned that he was a better way.
He went to battle with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam in one of the battles
And it so happened that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam won the battle
and was able to collect more booty
So after the battle, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam took that war booty
and distributed it among those who had fought
he was not present. He had to go take care of, you know, his property, his farm.
And so the profit so long as you send them, kept a portion of the booty for him
to his companions took it and went to him and said, This is yours,
this is yours, this your prize.
And he looked at them and he said, What is this? said this is your share that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has allocated for you.
He got up and he took it. And when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he asked him Yasuda law, what is this
to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, this is your share, I allocated it for you.
You were one of those who had fought in this battle and
this companion, he looked at the Prophet sallallahu sallam.
And he said to him,
or messenger of Allah.
It is not for this,
I have followed you.
I did not accept Islam
and abandon the religion of my forefathers
and make hegira with you abandoning my land, for the sake of this piece of dunya
it was not for this that I have followed you.
I have followed you
accepted Islam and made hijra with you.
So that I could take an arrow here
to my throat and he pointed to a particular place in his throne.
I have followed you for this purpose, meaning
to defend you to defend this Deen of Islam
and to give my life for Allah for doing that.
This is why I have followed you. He said,
I have followed you so that I could take an arrow here and die and energetic.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam looked at him and he said,
if you are true to Allah,
then Allah will be true to you.
If you are true to Allah, then Allah will be true to you meaning
if that is what is in your heart,
and you keep that clench with a lot in your heart.
And you strive for it, through legitimate means, obviously,
through the way that Allah has prescribed,
fighting in battle, not illegitimate jihad.
Allah will fulfill your wish.
If you are true to a warden, Allah will be true to you a level fulfilled for you, your wish.
It was shortly after that, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
into battle once again, with the enemy.
So this companion he came and he fought,
he fought, he was killed.
And then his body was brought to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw
that there was an arrow
that he had taken
in the exact same place in his throat, where
he told the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that this is where I want it.
And so, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he asked, Is it him? And he said, Yes. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, he was true to Allah. So Allah was proved to him.
He was true to Allah. So Allah was true to him.
That is the ultimate reward of being true to Allah.
You want Jenna
it's not just lip service.
Be true to Allah. And Allah will be true to you.
Whatever pledge you have made to Allah, stick to it.
fulfill your promise, if you do so. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will fulfill his promise to you.
Take another example,
in the lives of the companions, showing there sit
with a lot can be true to a lot.
This example is an example of the companion by the name of ns been another.
he was one of the companions, who was not able to participate in the Battle of bedroom.
And that's because
when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, initially went out to bed,
there was no intention for that.
There was no intention for work,
but rather he went, you know, on a recall, on a mission to
you know, check on the caravans of crash.
And so there were many companions who were left behind in Medina, who were not able to participate in battle.
When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came back from the Battle of better
impact to Medina,
this companion is in another meeting to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he said O Messenger of Allah.
I was absent
from the first battle that you fought against the machete con.
And then he said, By Allah,
if Allah gives me a chance to fight against them,
while gives me that chance, as he gave you that chance, then Allah will see how I find
I will show a law
how briefly I fight on the battlefield.
So he made a pledge to Allah.
He was so sorrowful so removed for
it was sad that I didn't have that opportunity.
I didn't have that opportunity. In this first battle. That's profitable. saddam had with the machete cool.
So he made this bunch, he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he said,
he forgives me that chance by Allah. I will show a lot.
I will show a loss of Hannah who Atlanta, how I fight.
on the day of
the battle, when the Muslims went out and fought.
And it turned out
they ended up turning their attention to the dunya where they had thought that we have won the battle. And so they came down from their stations and their posts where they were supposed to remain.
disobeying the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he told them do not move from your posts, they thought the battle was over. And so many of them ran for the war booty
chasing after the machete Kuhn who were running away,
and then all of a sudden, the attacking. And the rest, you know, is is mentioned in the books of SEO.
The point here is
this companion was present and a sibling of Nevada
and he was there.
There were two groups of the companions one group who went chasing for the war booty as Allah says men coming up to dunya woman coming up to us era was said this in the context of the Battle of Oxford.
Some of you want the dunya and others want to ask her so many of the companions went for the war booty. But there were a small group of the companions who did not move from their station.
So when the onslaught came when the attack came from kurush they stood and they fought, even though they were a few
You know, they were outnumbered, but they
stood their guard. And they fought to the best of their ability.
and accept another he came.
And he saw what was happening.
And he said,
Oh Allah, I apologize to you for what they have done meaning the companions returning their back. And I denounce what they have done, meaning the Muslim
another companion, sad, sad.
He met him.
And he said, Oh, sad.
by the Lord of the tribe of another,
I see gender.
By a law, I am smelling the aroma, the scent of gender coming from before the mountain of work.
So he went, and he fought
until he was killed
after the battle was over,
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
came to look at who among his companions had fallen,
identified all of them and the companions, they identified all of the companions,
except for one body,
one body remains to be identified.
And this was a body
that had been completely destroyed.
He says, The Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, all messenger of Allah cannot achieve or do what any other had done.
he fought and fought and fought
until his last breath until he could not fight anymore.
He says, that body was the body of evidence.
We found it had more than 80 wounds,
of stabs from spears and arrows.
And we couldn't identify him.
It was his sister who came and who was able to identify him from
the tip of his finger. Maybe there was a certain
certain sign on his finger a birthmark or something else, that she noticed this is this my brother, otherwise it was impossible for them to identify him.
And so sad and the companions.
Later on, they would say
that we used to think that the following
suit of Azov was revealed concerning in nsmt novel
and his likes, which is this Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Mina Mina, Pooja
Akuma de la Holly. among the believers are men
who have proven true to what they had pledged to Allah. Birmingham, Mankato, another booming topic. Among them are those who have fulfilled their pledge meaning with their lives, while others are still waiting their turn
on Capitol Hill type de la, and they did not change their commitment in the least.
And so what do we learn from this story?
We learned a lesson in acidic with Allah being true to Allah. He didn't just pay lip service to what he had said
on the occasion of better,
but rather, he kept true to his promise with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
As opposed to those
who make promises with Allah, and then they don't fulfill them.
And Allah has spoken of this
in the Quran.
Sort of tilba Allah says, woman whom and I had a lot in Atlanta in February he cannot shut the con una nakulan. Amina Salim
la says concerning the wound after the coup and the hypocrites, Allah says, and there are some among them who made a vow to Allah.
That if he gives us from his bounty, if Allah makes us rich, then we will surely spend give in sadhaka and charity, and we will be among the righteous.
And then Allah says, Phelim, whom infallibility de Bercy Luigi, what are you doing?
And when we gave him when we gave them of our bounty, we made them rich, and they withheld it. They were stingy, they were greedy, they wouldn't give it
and they turned away it differently. And then Allah says, there are other home effects, configure coup de him Illa Yomi alcona, who Bhima Allah wa Hannah huadu would be McCann we have to de boon. And so Allah caused nifa hypocrisy, to play their hearts until the day
that they will meet him. For what reason? Because they broke their promise to Allah and for their lie.
And so the opposite of acidic with Allah, the opposite of being true to Allah is to break our promises with Allah.
And to not be true to Allah. And this is one of the traits one of the qualities of the munafo Khun hypocrite,
you're lying, and breaking their promises. And so
some of us we made promises that Oh Allah, if you give me health, then I will
worship you. If you give me Well, I will spend in your cards, I will go for her, I will do this, I will do that. And then when Allah gave it to us,
the question is, where are we?
Are we going to be true to the promise of a lot or not?
Some of us we become
deceived by the dunya. And we forget about that promise.
So what we need is a transformation in our life.
We need to stop paying lip service to our email. We need to start being true and honest a lot from the bottom of our hearts.
As long as we do that,
then Allah subhanho wa Taala will respond in kind.
We clean that we want gentlemen.
Do you want gentlemen Really?
If you want a lot to fulfill that wish for you.
remain true to Allah subhanho wa Taala why because a lot never breaks his promises.
Where do we need to start?
We need to start by turning to Allah, insincere and honest repentance. We need to sacrifice our pleasures for Allah sake. These companions these examples that we mentioned
are examples of men
who had first sacrificed their
then they sacrifice their lives for a lot.
Some of us want to rush.
They want to rush
and not prioritize things. What we need to do is prioritize. If we can't
sacrifice our base desires,
then how on earth will we be able to sacrifice our lives for Allah subhana wa Tada.
So there is no better time to do that. And now there is no better time to
our pleasures for the sake of a lot of the now at the end of Ramadan.
We need to change our lives.
Firstly, turn to align repentance and then giving up giving up what a lot
is not like giving up what is displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala whether it be of material things
immaterial things that we are attached to like logging, backbiting and so on and so forth.
We need to make that a promise with Allah subhanho wa Taala
from this Ramadan onward
I will sacrifice
what is pleasing