Weak Īmān (Part 2) – Its Causes

Kamil Ahmad

Channel: Kamil Ahmad

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So this is basically the way of checking your email and these are signs of weak email. After that we move on to the causes. What are some of the causes behind our E man going down? And so many people they complain of this week in and they say that, you know, there was a time when my Eman was very strong. My Eman was very high.

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But now, it's not the same. I fall into sin very easily.

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It's very difficult for me to be encouraged to perform good deeds.

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And so you find them complaining about this weak Eman in their heart. So what are the causes behind that? We'll look at a few of these causes, then inshallah we'll move on to the cure.

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There are many causes that can be mentioned, but I'm going to mention

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just a few, maybe three or four in sha Allah hota.

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The very very first cause is none other by yourself.

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And so a loss of Hannah who Allah says in the law hola euroma be comin hattah EULA euro nabee and fusi him.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says that he does not change the condition of a people

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until they first change what is within themselves. And as scholars they mentioned the scholars of Tafseer they mentioned that this is in regard to a people who are once upon a time they were good, they were upon good upon righteousness. And then they started to change themselves towards evil.

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And so Allah subhanahu wa tada tells us in this verse, that he Subhana, who attallah did not change their condition, because as we all know, that everything is in the hands of Allah and Allah Subhana who without it is the one who, who changes the state of people. But Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that he does not change the good condition of a people until they change themselves.

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And so don't look beyond yourself, if you want to know the cause behind

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weak in an in your heart

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also among the causes of weak Eman

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is that the heart has become hardened. Why? Because it has become distant

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from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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From the Quran, from the community of the believers, from the masajid. From the circles of remembrance from the halaqaat of Quran from from the from the halaqaat of Vicar and so on and so forth.

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And so as Allah subhanho wa Taala says regarding

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Al Kitab Allah subhana wa tada first he addresses the believers.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In Surah towheaded lm ye nealon Latina Aminu, antosha kulu boom de la

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one liners Allah, Allah.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala addressing the believers, he says, has a time not come

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for

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those who believe for their hearts to become softened,

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due to the remembrance of Allah

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and due to what has come in terms of the revelation, the Quran

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and then Allah subhanho wa Taala says well i akuna can Latina ooh tokita macabre

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photo Allah, Allah He will ever do focus at Kuru boom.

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Allah subhanahu wa tada says,

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also,

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that they should not be the believers should not be like those who were given the Scripture before the Jews and the Christians. And so a long time passed by

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a long time passed by.

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And this is basically referring to

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the fact that nothing came after he sallallahu Sallam in terms of a prophet in terms of revelation until almost 500 years later. So a long period of time passed by Allah subhanho wa Taala says, For Allah Allah, He will Emma do for Cosette guru for a long period of time passed by and so their hearts became harder.

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And so Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us the reason

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For why hearts become hardened,

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because a long time passes by, with no remembrance of a law coming

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with no

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revelation of a loss of Hannah who had to hide a witness or an being recited with no Qur'an being reflected over.

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And so, this is also from among the causes of wheat, a man that your heart becomes a hardened due to being distant from the remembrance of a law from the Quran, citation

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reflecting over it,

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becoming distant from seeking knowledge of the deen from the circles of remembrance from the circles of Quran and Vicar and so on and so forth.

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Also among

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the causes of weak Eman

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is over indulgence in the dunya.

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Over indulgence

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in seeking the dunya.

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And so many of those who complain of this weak Eman in their hearts

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they say there was a time once upon a time when my Eman was stronger.

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When I had very strong Eman, I was able to ward off shaitan I was able to ward off

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the inclinations of my knifes

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I was always racing to do good deeds.

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But then something happened.

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And he asks what happened.

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And you find that this person,

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now he's living a luxurious life,

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you find

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that he slowly started moving towards the dounia.

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We're not saying

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that one should not seek the dunya and seek His sustenance.

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nor are we saying that one should aim high to get a good career and a good job as long as one's intention is good in that regard.

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And so the intention should be that one uses that in the obedience of a loss of Hannah, who would to Allah, and for the sake of a loss of Hannah, who with that, but the problem is that these people, they did not have that intention.

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And so they started moving towards a dounia.

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And the reason behind that was

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the inclinations of their knifes.

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They slowly let their guard down.

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And they allowed the desires of their knifes to follow

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in the footsteps of the dunya.

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And so now they come to you and they complain of this weak email in their heart. The reason for that is over indulgence in the dunya.

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And forgetting about the very purpose of their existence. And that is the obedience of a loss of Hannah, who was

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finally among the causes of weak Eman

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is

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having the wrong companions.

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And so many brothers many sisters, once upon a time there he man was strong.

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And that was because

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of those around them.

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They had brothers and sisters who were righteous who would remind them of good

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but then they took the wrong companions and the wrong friends.

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And so you find that their Eman went down.

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And this is something that Allah Subhana who Allah has mentioned in the Quran, regarding people who will come on the day of judgment

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and

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they will curse themselves

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and they would wish that they could return to the dunya and take the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as their companion and the believers as their friend.

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And so a loss of Hannah who would to Allah. He says regarding them, that they will say on the Day of Judgment,

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Yahweh letter later on he let it fool and and holla

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they will curse themselves and say

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Woe to me.

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It would have been better had I had I not taken so and so, as my colleague.

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Now, Holly does not mean friend.

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It does not mean companion.

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It means more than that.

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And so Holly basically means a very, very close and intimate friend,

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a very close and intimate, intimate companion.

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One who you are, who your heart is attached to.

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And so, these people will come on the Day of Judgment,

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cursing themselves

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and saying that it would have been better if they had not taken so and so, as their Holly.

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And then awasum Hannah who attalla

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he mentioned the reason for that they say on the Day of Judgment they will say yeah, way later Later Neelam fuller and kalila laqad balani honey decree bother me.

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What was the result of taking this evil companion? As my close and intimate friend?

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Allah subhanho wa tada says, lucky to have one nanny, that is laqad avala nanny decree data his journey that this khaleel this intimate friend, he misguided me.

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He led me astray

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from the guidance after it had come to me.

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And so if there is a reason and a cause for weak Eman, then there is no doubt

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that it's caused his having taken the wrong companions the wrong friends