Ramadan With Allah(Swt) #5 – Juz 19

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AI: Summary © The Maraca of Allah subhanho wa taala is seen as a mark of obligations and the watchfulness of actions. The three factors contributing to achieving the mark are fear, shame, and love. The watchfulness of Allah subhanho wa taala is due to fear and desire to worship him. The speaker encourages viewers to donate and share donations in a local or global fashion to avoid future crises.
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim

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In the previous session, we spoke about an important aspect of our relationship with Allah subhanho wa taala.

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And that is our state of mind and heart while standing before him, or Zoa gel and communicating with him in our salah.

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And so we spoke about the importance of a horseshoe, which is the state of humility and concentration. When you're praying when you're standing before Allah subhana who had data in your Salah.

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In today's session, we continue on to another important aspect of our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala

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that is directly related to adhere sure

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And that is a maraca

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maraca that Allah

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Baraka is basically the sense

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of being watched by Allah subhanho wa taala.

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Where a person, he realizes Allah subhanahu wa taala is watching his every action is every statement, even His every thought.

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And so, one of the reasons why many of us are unable to concentrate in our salah is a lack of maraca,

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which is why the highest level of very bad

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that a person can reach is when he is worshipping Allah, as if he can see him.

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if we were to say that,

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that is impossible, you know, to be able to see Allah obviously is impossible.

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Then how about if it was possible to see Allah?

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How would you worship Allah subhanho wa Taala

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if you were able to see him

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so without a doubt,

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without a doubt, you would worship Allah subhanahu wa Tada

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making sure that you are completely attentive.

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If you're able to see him subhanho wa taala.

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Making sure that you know there's no mistakes, there is no deficiencies in your Salah whether it be outwardly or inwardly.

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And that is the very definition of La San that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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defined when he said

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that it is

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to worship Allah.

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And tabooed Allah can Nakata Katara to worship Allah as if you can see him, what elimina Contura for in New York, and if you're unable to see him, them to worship him as if knowing that he is watching you that he subhanho wa Taala is seeing you. And that

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is the definition of maraca

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to worship a lot knowing that he is watching you.

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And so whoever reaches

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such a high level in their Ibadah

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then they're going to perfect their salon.

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And the question is, who is it that reaches such a high level? It is only those who realize that Allah subhanho wa Taala is watching them. And this is the very meaning of a maraca.

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And the rate and the reason why we don't feel that sense of Allah watching us.

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It is either because we don't know Allah subhanho wa Taala

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we lack in our knowledge of who Allah is, and what are some of his attributes? What are some of His Names?

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because we know who Allah is, we know his Greatness.

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We know that he is watching us and he is hearing us, but we don't care.

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Or because we become heedless, we've become negligent. So we know, but

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we've allowed, you know shaytaan

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to distract us, or we've allowed our knifes to carry on in its thoughts without struggling against our laps.

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And so in order to make us understand this concept better the concept of Muraoka

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the watchfulness of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada look at it this way

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when drivers are out on the road,

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they come across

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a speed camera, let's say for example

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what do you find?

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You find that everyone starts slowing down.

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No one would dare break the law. If there is a camera

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watching them.

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Whenever they would break the law, they will do it. Making sure that no cameras watching them

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So likewise,

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if we were able to see Allah subhanho wa Taala watching us,

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or the angels, if we were able to see them recording our deeds good or bad.

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How would we be in that state?

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If we were in that state, seeing Allah or seeing the angels recording us,

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we would not dare break a single law of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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And so this is why throughout the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions himself to us

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in such ways that will instill this sense of maraca of the watchfulness of Allah in us

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throughout the Quran, Allah subhanahu wa taala describes himself

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in a way that will instill this feeling of Allah watching us and so for example, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says, in Allah ly offer ie he alley sheet when fill out all the water for summer.

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absolutely nothing

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on earth nor in the heavens, is hidden, concealed from Allah subhanahu wa Tada. Nothing is concealed from Allah.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, Allah will call in and tell you what to do.

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He subhanho wa Taala knows

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the deceiving glances of our eyes, caught in a little aerial. When we look when no one else is watching us and watching our sight.

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You know, we

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we take a glance elsewhere.

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While Madoff is so dark,

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and he also knows what's in the hearts.

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He knows what our site is looking at when others don't know. And he knows what's in our hearts when others don't know what's in our hearts.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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Why Allah and Allah Ya Allah Murphy and fusi comb for Hello, and know that Allah knows what is within yourselves. Allah knows what's in our chests. Allah knows what's in our hearts. Allah knows our thoughts, he reads our minds. So beware of him. So beware of Allah Thoreau.

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So these are only

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a few of the 10s of hundreds of Ayad in the Quran, where Allah talks about him watching us, him hearing us

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the sense of

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the maraca of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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And so it is because of this maraca

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that Allah subhanahu wa taala actually rewards us

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that he actually rewards us for sins that we had planned on doing.

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But we decided not to do them,

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knowing that he Subhana who attack is watching us imagine that.

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We get rewarded for good deeds, that makes sense.

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Not only that, but for each good deed Allah multiplies the reward by 10.

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But now how about our sins? Let's take a look at our sins, for one sin that we actually commit Allah.

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He records it as one without multiplying.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,

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Allah subhanahu wa Tada says, and so it's a hadith Quincy. Allah says, if my sleeve intends to do a bad deed,

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Allah is addressing the angels, then do not write it unless he does it. So if he does it, then record it as a bad dude.

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But if he refrains from doing it, so he intended on doing a sin, but he refrained from doing it,

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for myself,

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out of fear of me, out of the fact that he knows Allah is watching me.

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He hasn't done it. He intended to do it, but he refrained from doing it, because he knows that I am watching him.

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Then Allah tells the angels

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then record it as a good deed for him.

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look at the key of

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we haven't even committed the the evil deed

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and so it won't be recorded for us.

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But because of

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the fact that we know Allah is watching us, because of that we refrain from it. Therefore, Allah records out as a good deed. And so if we contemplate over this hadith we see how Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to gain this maraca, this sense of Allah watching us.

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Also, if we were to contemplate over the Hadith of

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the seventh, whom Allah subhanho wa Taala promised to shade on the Day of Judgment.

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When there will be no shade except the shade of Allah subhanho wa Taala we find that pretty much all of them.

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were rewarded with this great privilege of being shaded by Allah on the Day of Judgment. Because of their maraca of Allah.

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He was because they have this in their heart, this feeling of Allah watching them.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us who the seven were among them,

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Imam Al Hadi. They're just ruler.

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Why is he just a ruler, a king, a leader? He, he rules justly?

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Why does he do it? He has authority. He could oppress people if you wanted to. But it's because he knows Allah is watching.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, a young man, a youth who grows up in the worship of Allah.

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A Shab Nisha Pheobe, Atilla

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he is among the seven

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young men, the youth, they have all kinds of desires that they want to fulfill.

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But they don't in the face of, you know, their shallot.

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They don't, even though they can. Why? Because they know Allah is watching them. Likewise,

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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A man whom an extremely beautiful woman.

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She tries to seduce him.

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But he says,

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I fear Allah.

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And so he rejects the offer. He says, I fear Allah again.

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We realizing that Allah is watching him.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a man who gives in sadaqa

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he conceals it to such an extent that the left hand does not know what the right hand has given. Again,

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why does he do this? Because he doesn't want to show off to the people. Again.

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He knows Allah is watching him.

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And also the man who remembers Allah.

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In private in solitude.

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He's, you know,

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he's at home, he sits down and he thinks of Allah, he remembers Allah

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and His eyes become filled with tears, he cries, remembering Allah, again. Because he feels Allah is watching him.

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So these are among the seven who will be shaded

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on that day. So generally,

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what leads people to

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achieve the Morava of Allah subhanahu wa Tada are three things.

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It's either the fear of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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feeling ashamed

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of Allah subhanho wa Taala watching them

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or out of sheer love for Allah subhanho wa taala. And so for example, in this dunya we would not want to be seen by different people in certain situations. And so you wouldn't want to be seen by children in a certain state.

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Not because you

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respect children or you venerate them. You think highly of them. No, but simply because of

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You're ashamed that you know these children who would see you in such a state.

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On the other hand,

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other people, you,

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you fear them.

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And that's why you don't want to be seen in a certain state, such as, you know, the authority.

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The police, like we gave that example of speed cameras. So you fear you fear something.

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And out of love, you know, your loved ones.

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You love them so much that you don't want to, you don't want them to see you in a certain state.

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And so these are three things.

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fear, shame, and love.

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With respect to Allah subhanho, wa taala. All of these three factors come together in the believer.

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And that is what makes him

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to achieve this maraca. This watchfulness of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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you fear him SubhanaHu Attallah and that is why you don't dare commit sins, you fear him. And so you know, he's watching you. That's why you don't commit sins.

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You feel a sense of the shame of Allah.

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And that's why you don't want to be seen in a state that is displeasing to Him. subhanho wa taala. And so you know, he's watching you, so you feel ashamed.

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out of love for Allah subhanahu wa Tada. You want to worship Him, because you know, he is watching you and out of your love for him. You want to worship Him in a way that is pleasing to Him. subhanho wa Taala and so you perfect your worship, you are bad, and we have who are in your Salah, and so on and so forth.

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And so, how do we achieve the maraca of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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the very first thing is to realize or to bring to mind

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names of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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Allah subhanho wa Taala has the best and the most beautiful of names.

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Among these names are those that allude to the watchfulness of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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Like a rock, lead, rock read, it means the one who is watching

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Raqib and maraca, they come from the same root word. And Agra crib is one of the names of Allah, the One who watches

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also, a shahid, the one who is witnessing

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and Hatfield

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and Murphy,

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the one who encompasses and Halim

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and hobby,

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both elemental hubby refer to the knowledge of Allah, a Semia, the one who hears all of these are names of Allah, that we should

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try always to bring to mind.

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If we do this, it'll help us to achieve the maraca of Allah. Secondly, by striving to attain the level of exam,

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as we mentioned earlier,

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an exam is a certain high level in our worship of Allah

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to worship him as if we can see him but if he cannot see us, then or if we cannot see Him then for sure he is, he was watching us.

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And so whoever is mindful that Allah is watching them,

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then they will

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strive to perfect their a bad and that is the meaning of Sam. So it means to strive to attain perfection.

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Sam means perfection.

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To strive to attain perfection in our a bad, that is the meaning of ESSA.

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And as they say mon raka de la Santa I'm Ella. Whoever is watchful or mindful that Allah is watching them, then they will perfect they will strive to perfect. Their ohana. Their their their deeds.

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by constant dhikr of Allah by constantly remembering Allah subhanahu wa

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ad blocker him he mentions 100 benefits of liquor.

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And he says the 10th of these benefits so he lists the benefits of the liquor of Allah 123. And he comes to the tent. And he says the 10th is that it helps to achieve the maraca of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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But he says, he says, this can only be achieved by the vicar of the heart, as well as the vicar of the tongue. Sometimes we think when we hear a decal, it means, you know, certain other car that we say verbally.

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And yes, that's true. But even a claim says,

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what's even more important. And what helps to achieve the maraca of Allah is by remembering Allah with our hearts, even more so than with our tongues.

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And finally, the fourth thing that will help to

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attain the maraca of Allah is Allah Maha Salah has ever to naps, which means to bring your neffs to account,

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bringing ourselves to account for every small detail, and every small thought even

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because Allah subhanho wa Taala is observing us, he is watching us, he is hearing us, even that which is hidden within our chests, even that which is in our minds.

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And so

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as they say, don't look at how small your sin is.

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But rather look at the greatness of the one who you are sending.

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In so these are some of the ways that will help us to

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reach this level, where at all times

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we are conscious, that Allah subhanho wa Taala is watching us, and that he is observing us, whether it be in our iPads, or outside of our a bed. In conclusion,

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the maraca of Allah subhanahu Attallah is something that is more important today than ever before, especially instilling this concept in our young ones.

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And that is, because today we are exposed to all kinds of opportunities to disobey Allah subhanahu Attallah, and to fall into sin

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like never before. And that is because of these devices that we have in our hands.

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The smartphones, tablets, laptops, where the entire world is in front of you.

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And so we need to instill within our young ones, the importance of the maraca of Allah. And that is because this is the only thing

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that will make them

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to not fall into sin.

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The entire world is before them in these devices.

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And they can do whatever they want.

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And all of that when no one is watching them.

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This is the point before in the old days, the only way to commit certain sins is by others by being exposed to others. And so in the old days, people will do everything they can to, you know, to avoid being watched by others when they want to commit a sin, they have to go out of the way. But now it's not the case.

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As long as you have this device in your hand, you could be sitting in a gathering where everyone is sitting.

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And yet, you could be looking at things that are haram and doing things that are haram

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in front of this device without anyone in front of you knowing

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that's how dangerous it's become. And so we need to give our young ones,

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our children and our youth Disturbia where they instill within themselves the sense of although the entire world is not watching me,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala is and this is the very essence of the maraca.

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of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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We ask Allah subhanahu Attallah to help us to achieve the level of this maraca that is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala that will help us to perfect our iba of him and that will help us to stay away from what is displeasing to Him. Subhana who went to Allah, a call Luca we had what else you do the Awana annual hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad we had early he was so happy he was seldom at the Sleeman kufuor.

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Fi so what he's doing

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shall be held

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with a shadow

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in London

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a shirred one

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mother Rasul Allah wa shadow

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Are you yeah no Florida

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Hi Fi

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law ah

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