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The Greater Struggle (Jihad al-Nafs)
Channel: Karim Abuzaid
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Allah subhanho wa Taala and Surah ditions. swore by different elements of his creation, by the sun, by the moon, by the earth, by the heaven, and at the end, and by the soul, and the one who fashioned that and he made it inclined to goodness and inclined to wickedness and here it is successful indeed. The one who purifies his knifes and a loser Indeed, the one who fails to do so.
Brothers and sisters in Islam.
Every time we do something wrong, we say shaitan shaitan shaitan
and we forget about an enemy that resides inside ourselves. That enemy is our knifes. Yes. Brothers and sisters in Islam. You have an enemy inside you eat with you. Drinks with you. sleeps with you. Is your neffs your own ifs in enough Salah Mr Ratan bisso Ilana hemara be in indeed the neffs is inclined to evil except the one whom Allah Subhana Allah have mercy on brothers and sisters in Islam, the best person who ever achieved servitude over the year to Allah subhanho wa Taala in all his speeches
at the beginning, he would say
why not? Oh, do we let him in shuru fusina and I seek refuge with Allah subhanaw taala from the evil of minus, from the evil of minus, and this is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. What about you and me? brothers and sisters in Islam fischeri tirmidhi when Abu Bakr Saudi Arabia lavon asked the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam about words that he can say in the morning, and words that he can say, at night, or the SU sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him certain words. And in these words, were becoming shareen FC, and I seek refuge with you or Allah from the evil or from of minus.
Brothers and sisters in Islam. A lot of Muslims are unaware of that enemy. And they blame shaitan all the time.
Brothers and sisters in Islam. Have you ever heard somebody saying I have been trying to give up the sin, but I cannot. You know why? Because he cannot tell his knifes No. Have you ever heard this person saying?
I promised Allah subhanho wa Taala to repent from the sin and I did for a week. And then I went back to it.
You know why? Because of his neffs
Don't you see sometimes some people in the masjid and by all the sudden they disappear
and then they come back maybe later on in a year or so? And then they disappear again. It's because of the knifes
Don't you hear some
People saying, I cannot give up that sin I can because of their neffs
brothers and sisters in Islam. The first arena of jihad
you must wage war against your neffs in order to make it
enough's. epinal hiam Rahim Allah said is a mountain in your way to Allah.
Imagine you traveling to Allah subhanaw taala and there is only one way to Allah subhanho data in the way there is a huge mountain. That mountain is your neffs if you want to continue traveling to Allah subhana wa Taala you must climb that mountain. You must climb that mountain in order to make it if you don't,
you will not make it to Allah subhanho wa Taala
you must brothers and sisters in Islam, do jihad against your neffs
there is a statement that some people attribute to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
which is not true, but the meaning of the statement is rooted in the guidance. They say that after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam returned from the Battle of the book. He told his companions what nominal Jihad Al Assad, Al Jihad Al Akbar, we returned from the minor Jihad to the major jihad.
The Companions asked him, What is the major jihad or messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that you had that we waged against ourselves. Number one, the scholars of Hadith say that this hadith is fabricated.
The chain of narration is no good. But the meaning of the Hadith is rooted in the guidance. Yes. In order for you to be able to go to the battlefield and offer yourself in the cost of Allah. You must be able to see your neffs know in the regular life, belatedly somebody who does not wake up for federal
you know, very early in the morning favorite. The bed is so nice and good and sweet.
And his naps tells him no sleep, sleep, sleep, I want you to sleep. You cannot tell note your neffs you're going to go and give you enough sup in the battlefield. Yes, you must wage war against your neffs. First, in order to have the guts and the power and the strength to be out there in the battlefield. Brothers and sisters in Islam.
How can you climb that mountain? The mountain of the neffs
you must do something called as Kenya. You must purify your neffs and this is what Allah subhana wa Taala mentioned in the Quran by the soul and the one who perfected it when I've seen one so we're here for Allah Hannah for Judah watarrka. The neffs is inclined to evil and inclined to goodness. God the F Lucha man Zakah successful indeed. The one who will prove purified, they tell you this.
If you do not beautify your neffs your neffs will drive you to the Hellfire
if you do not convince your neffs of the agenda, and the agenda here is the guidance that Allah subhana wa Taala broke down for you in order to purify that nafs with
rest assured that your neffs will take you to the Hellfire
brothers and sisters in Islam.
The rest assure that only Allah subhana wa Taala can purify you and you purify your neffs before you start this the sure that only Allah subhanho wa Taala can do this. can do this can can help you purify your neffs you know that there are so sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said yeah, how are you paradigmatic as the reef
a slightly shaniqua wala takhini illa NFC perfetta I live in Delhi Derek. Oh Allah do not allow my enough to be in control of me for a blink of an eye. Not even less than this, not even less than this.
The scholars of the breed assessors they say that
a person who sends you know what Allah subhana wa Taala did to him. He allowed his neffs to be in control of him.
You see what you want?
You want Allah Subhana Allah Allah to come between you and your neffs
you remember, you're asking Allah Subhana Allah, you're seeking refuge hill with Allah against your neffs. You saying, allow me to be coming Sure enough, see, Oh Allah I seek refuge with you from the evil of minus. So only Allah Subhana Allah brothers and sisters can help you purify that knifes The second thing that you need to understand So, and it's very important that Allah Subhana Allah is the Creator of the neffs
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like the Christians they go and sit in the in the monastery. And they think that this is a way to purify the neffs or other people they will say that okay, I'm not gonna drink four or eight for a year or two years. No, the men had the guidance that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam delivered to you and he implemented in front of you was meant to help you against your neffs. Now, allies the maker of the knifes he delivered the guidance with which you should use to purify that knifes. Now do not abandon this guidance and invent your own guidance. That does not make any sense. But like if you buy a car, a certain maker, I don't want to say names. But they give you a manual of
how to work this car. Now if the car breaks, do you go to the other maker? Or do you go to the same Maker of the car? You go to the same maker to help you fix the car? Because there is a problem with the car. The same thing Allah Subhana Allah is the maker is the creator of your nuts. He knows he knows how to purify your neffs then seek the guidance. Now, how can you purify your neffs? This is a golden question that we must answer inshallah. sha Allah. We're going to talk about how to purify your neffs how you lead your neffs to goodness and stop your neffs from leading you to the hell fire. How can you become amongst the successful, the successful?
Who are the successful the people who purify the neffs Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh