Weak Īmān (Part 3) – Its Cure
Channel: Kamil Ahmad
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What is the solution to strengthening the weak Īmān in our hearts? What are some ways that can help us to cure our weak Īmān?
So these are some of the causes of weak Eman.
After that we will conclude by mentioning the cure.
And so what is the solution?
What is the solution behind
increasing our man after it has become weak
first of all there's one rule that I want you to remember.
And that is
that the more you give to Allah subhana wa tada
the more Allah subhanho wa Taala will give to you
what do I mean by that?
What I mean by that is that the more you give to a loss of Hannah who are tada meaning
that the more
you fulfill the commandments of Allah subhanho wa Taala the more obedient you are to Allah subhanho wa Taala the more Allah will give you of what of
this is the promise of Allah subhanho wa Taala across the board. This is a student of Allah Subhana who Atlanta with regards to mankind.
There is nobody who comes closer to Allah subhana wa tada and yet Allah betrays him
there is nobody who comes racing to Allah subhana wa tada by performing good deeds and a loss of Hannah what to how to close it a door in front of him.
This is not the son of Allah subhana wa tada rather, the sooner of Allah Subhana who had data is that the more you give to a loss of Hannah who had data, the more Allah will give to you, the more input the more output.
you find that people in the month of Ramadan
they get closer to a loss of Hannah who went to hada.
becomes stronger. Their email increases
and you find them in Sinatra, for example.
Their hearts are soft, and they cry
listening to the light
but it's not the same outside of Ramadan.
What's the problem?
The Quran is the same Quran the Imam is the same Imam. The recitation is the same recitation.
But what is the problem? Why is it that our hearts do not shake
outside of Ramadan
and we are not affected the same way as we are inside of Ramadan?
The answer is very simple.
It is because as I mentioned,
the more you give to a loss of Hannah who data the more Allah will give to you. And so in the month of Ramadan, we are giving more time to Allah subhanho wa Taala
we are fasting we are reciting the Quran. We are praying various
types of Noah Phil Salatu tarawih cuyama Lail
we are giving hours occur in the month of Ramadan, we are giving
extra sadaqa. And we are racing to do good things.
But after Ramadan and outside of Ramadan.
Our input is very is very literal.
And so the amount of time that we give to a loss of Hannah who without an outsider Ramadan is much, much less
is much, much less than than it was during Chroma VOD.
And so when we pray to Allah Subhana, who had to add our prayers are not answered. And then we ask why.
Whenever we have a problem in our life, a certain calamity that befalls
we ask, What is the reason for that?
And so imagine it like
a tug of war.
In a tug of war, you have two sides, pulling at the same rope.
if one side has 23 people, and the other side only has one person who's gonna win
who's gonna win
those who are on the side of the 23
And so our state in the month outside of the month of Ramadan
is that we give to a loss of Hannah who with data maybe one hour out of 24 hours
we give to Allah subhana wa tada perhaps one hour or maybe even less than one hour out of 24 hours.
And so if you were to count for example, the minutes that it takes
to pray Our saltwater hearts, our five daily prayers
let's say they add up to 40 minutes 45 minutes then we add a few other good deeds that we do during the day and it comes to an hour
let's say even comes to two hours
and then we ask what is the reason for our week amen outside of the motto Ramadan
but when the time of Ramadan comes we give more time and so our hearts become softened
and our Eman increases
the cure to weak Eman
is very simple.
It is based on the very meaning of a man increasing and decreasing.
And so it is a fundamental belief of unity. Well Jenna
that Eman is something that goes up and it comes down it increases and it decreases.
And it is a fundamental belief of that assume that you will jump or that
will increase increases a man is the obedience of Allah subhana wa tada and what decreases a man is the disobedience of a loss of Hannah who, what?
So that is the underlying key
to increasing our email
by increasing our act of obedience and staying away from acts of disobedience.
But beyond that, we'll mention a few things that insha Allah to Allah will help us to cure our weakness.
The first step towards curing that week man in our hearts
is by first and foremost turning to Allah subhana wa tada
of our state and the state of our EMA
and so how are you going to cure whatever disease that you have, if you don't even recognize it?
And so the first and foremost step is by turning to Allah subhana wa tada
and breaking down before a loss of Hannah, who had to hide and asking a loss of Hannah who had data to increase her email.
Many people say they want a cure for weak Eman And we tell them make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala and they say no, give me something, give me something else.
We say there is nothing more beneficial for you to turn to Allah subhana wa tada in a state of humility, humbling yourself before Allah subhana wa tada and asking a loss of Hannah who without a for your need. And your need in this case is an increase in demand.
And what I mean by that is not just asking the loss of Hannah, who without Ola, increase my email.
This is not the meaning of doula.
This is not the meaning of Aleppo. Sure. humbling yourself down before Allah subhanho wa Taala.
What I mean is, first and foremost recognizing
the state of your Eman And then turning to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah
in a state of humility, breaking yourself down before a loss of Hannah who with data and truly wanting to change yourself.
Meaning that you ask Allah subhana wa tada with an honest heart
with a truthful heart, the old law
I am here before you and I recognize the state in which I am in
distinct from you, Oh Allah, and I want to change myself.
And that's why
there are certain times in certain places when do I is more accepted.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
That to make dua into Jude
has a higher chance of being accepted. Why? Because as he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
The servant is no closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala then he is when he is in a suit.
And so makes Jude and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala in your suit. Now, here's a question why is it that this particular time and place
is has a higher chance of being accepted? And why is it
that we are closer to Allah subhana wa tada in this state?
What is the answer to that? Who knows?
Why is it that Allah subhanho wa Taala is closest to his servant,
when he is in St. Jude?
Yes, that is correct, the brother He said
that, when your institute you humble your doubt, you humble yourself down in humility to Allah subhanho wa Taala. By bringing your face and your head
and putting it on the ground, and your face is the most honorable and dignified part of your body. This is something that all people agree on. That the face of a human being is the most honorable and dignified part of his body.
And so when you come and put it down on the ground,
you are humbling yourself and humbling this part of your body, which is the most honorable part of your body and putting it down on the dirt or on the ground.
And that's why the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam also, he forbade that we hit somebody on the face Why? Because it is the most honorable part of the body.
And so this is the first way of treating our weak Eman by turning to Allah subhana wa tada humbling ourselves in a state of humility before Allah subhana wa Tada.
The second way or the second means of curing our weak Eman
the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala
by realizing the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala getting to know Allah subhana wa tada and that is through his names and his attributes.
And so somebody who truly knows of loss of Hannah who etana
somebody who truly recognizes who his Lord is,
it is impossible for his man to go down.
The only reason why his Eman will go down is because after having this knowledge of who Allah is, he becomes a heedless of that knowledge. He forgets about it and he becomes negligent of it.
what are the ways of curing our weak Eman is by recognizing who Allah subhanho wa Taala is
the only way that we will develop a love for Allah subhanho wa Taala is once we understand who Allah is through his names, and his attributes,
and the only way that we will truly venerate Allah subhanho wa Taala giving him the do that he deserves,
is once we have a love for Allah Subhana what.
And so if you want to give a loss of Hannah, who were to Hannah, the dude that he deserves, if you want to venerate him,
consider him as being great, the greatness that he somehow know who attalla truly is, then the only way that you can do that is after having developed a love for Allah subhana wa tada in your heart. And the only way to do that is by getting to know Allah subhanho wa Taala through his names and his attributes. I'm just going to give one example of that.
And that is what Allah subhanho wa Taala has mentioned in the Quran in ayatul kursi.
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in this great Ayah which the prophet SAW Allah mentioned as being the greatest ayah in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala said, What's the accuracy you send it
Allah subhanho wa tada says that his kursi extends over the heavens and earth.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained that as being the footstool of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
The kursi is basically the footstool of a loss of Hannah who, what?
Now, it does not mean that we should imagine a loss of Hannah who etana resting his feet on a footstool. This is not what it means. Rather, we can never imagine a law or his attributes. We simply accept that Allah has his feet. We don't know how they look, we can never imagine them.
And we accept that Allah has a footstool.
Now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained that this is the footstool the kursi of Allah subhana wa tada and Allah explained it in the Quran as extending over the heavens and earth.
The heavens above us the skies above us with the stars, the galaxies and everything that is in the universe above us. This great universe that is above us, the courtesy of Allah subhanho wa Taala extends over this great universe.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
giving us an example of this.
He said that the kursi of Allah subhanho wa Taala in relation
to the outage,
of a loss of Hannah with the HANA the outage is the throne of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
The relationship between the curacy and the throne.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, is like a ring.
You take a ring, and you throw it into a vast piece of land,
an empty, barren desert.
And so the ring is like the courtesy and the throne of a loss of Hannah who attire is like this humongous and vast desert.
Now remember, what did we say about the kursi, the footstool
that extends over the heavens and earth.
Now imagine that this is like a ring thrown in a desert. And now imagine that that desert is like the humongous tremendous Throne of a loss of Hannah who went out.
Now the throne of Allah subhana wa tada the prophet SAW Salah mentioned, is the greatest of last creation.
The throne is the greatest of the last creation, there is no other creation that was created greater than his arch.
But this is only the throne of a loss of Hannah who
a created being a creation of a loss of Hannah, who would Tada.
So how about a loss of Hannah who would the IRA
or rock man?
How about a loss of Hannah who would data who has risen and settled above this straw?
A loss of Hannah who would data who cannot be confined to limits or boundaries, like his creation,
a loss of Hannah who would data who there is no one greater than him Subhana who would Tyler who we cannot even try to begin to imagine how great he is. So this is just one example of one of the laws attributes Alabama the greatness of a loss of Hannah who had died.
And so if we were to study the names and attributes of a loss of Hannah, who had data in this way,
then there is no doubt that this is among the greatest means that will help us to cure that weak man that is there in our hearts.
Also among the ways of curing our weak man
is by constantly reminding ourselves of death and what comes after what comes after death. And so the reason why our Eman goes down many times is because is because we become heedless and negligent of this reality, the reality of death and so we live our lives full of negligence, heedless the dunya having distract us, having distracted us.
And you know it has it having distracted us from Allah subhana wa tada from our duty towards Allah Subhana who whatnot. But the moment we remember death, and remind ourselves of this reality that each and every single one
have us we'll come to face.
This is among the Ways and Means that will help us to cure that weak man in our hearts. That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Remember, the destroyer of pleasures, always remember it. Remember that thing that shall destroy all pleasures, and that is nothing other than that. And also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encouraged us to visit the graveyards, because it reminds us of death, and what shall come after death. And so a person who remembers that, and always has that in the back of his head,
then his email and without a doubt, will always be high. And that is because he knows that at any moment, that could come to him. And so there won't be any opportunity to change his ways, unless he changes it now.
Also, among the ways and means of curing our weak Eman
by remembering and realizing
the ill effects of sanctions.
And so, evil deeds and sins, they have a huge effect on our email.
But if you don't realize this, then your email will go down and continue to go down. It'll continue to go down.
And there won't be any way of bringing it back up. But once you remember the evil effects of sales, no matter how small they may be, then this will help you to protect your Eman and keep it on a high. And that is like the companions that used to say that small deeds or rather small things, small evil deeds
are like small pebbles, that if you were to throw them into a pile,
then they become a hill continue to throw these small pebbles and they become like a mountain. And so you may look at certain things as being small and insignificant.
But if they become a part of your daily habit, then they start to accumulate. They start to add up until they become like that huge mountain that becomes difficult to climb.
Also, among the ways and means to cure our weak Eman
is by competing with one another, to do good deeds by competing with one another and racing to do good deeds. Because as I mentioned, the key
to increasing our email is acts of obedience.
And so if we want our email to go up, we need to race one another. And the month of Ramadan is a chance
to race with one another in the doing of good deeds. And so the real competition in the month of Ramadan is what
is as Allah subhanho wa Taala said was Sadie LML filati Mira Beco with Jonathan Otto has an hour to an Arab Allah subhana wa tada said, compete with one another for what
four goals in this dunya
to have the most wealth
to have the most of the matters of the dunya know Allah subhanho wa Taala said compete with one another
towards the forgiveness of Allah subhana wa tada and towards a Jenna
whose width and extent is like the heavens and earth.
And so these are some of the ways that will help us to cure our weak Eman And without a doubt that this week he that this man if it was to become strong in our hearts, it would become a guard and a shield
preventing us from falling into sin. We ask Allah subhanahu wa tada to grant us strong Eman in our hearts. So how Niccolo no behenic a Shadwell La Ilaha Illa and Estelle fuuka were to LA