Channel: Lauren Booth
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I gotta tell you that I love your love family combed sisters, I pray this finds you well and blessed. Now I know that we've all come from different places
and found ourselves suddenly Muslim. We all have that common experience, right? That first moment after shahada shadow Allah ilaha illallah shadow anima. Did Abdullah sunnah, who, and then you go home and you're on your own at some point and you think, Okay, now what? I'm Muslim literally now what? You can go to your fridge and perhaps you have wine there and throw the wine out and then take well I can call my boyfriend, oh, okay, that's not a go, what do we do, and things can start knocking at your door very, very quickly, that can shake that immediate certainty. So today's video is about three seas that are going to help you if you're newly Muslim, or you've just started
practicing to really secure Islam in your household, and then the inner house and in your immediate environment, because that's really what we need to do. First and foremost, everything else is a long process. And we don't want to make things too complicated. Because otherwise we can get lost. It's, it's a big learning world out there. And that's an amazing thing. I came to Islam in my 40s. And I never thought that I do so much learning again. But the thing about our Islam is that it's not a course. It's something that is lived and it's learning to love. So today we're going to look at the internal household and the external hustled and cleaning that up, Inshallah, with three easy sees
Bismillah what human beings all want is certainty, calmness and connectivity. The number one that all of the the Imams of our teachers tell us is certainty is the foundation of all of that. And in fact that goes back to the Prophet peace of blessings be upon him who said,
certainty is the whole of faith. So today we're gonna be looking at certainty and certainty will give us calmness and connectivity. First and foremost, let's accept how blessed we are to be Muslims. Allahu Akbar, 6 billion people alive today, maybe 7 billion more than I've ever lived in all the time before, apparently, you and you and I have been chosen by a merciful Lord, to know Him on your throne that should just floor us every single day at waking you you know, thanks be to Allah, that you've woken us from sleep, you're the only a certainty means
knowing that Allah sees us even though we don't see him. So if we're at a stage where we think I want to stay the same me, but perhaps with a little bit of prayer, or I want to do what I've always done, but maybe I'll swear a bit less. This is not a faith about twinky tinkering around the edges. This isn't a Friday face. Christianity for some has become a Sunday faith. It was never that for profit, Jesus peace be upon him. It was a full time everyday affair. And Islam we really must be very clear about this. It lives within us. And it lives in our behaviours, Allahu Akbar. So just tinkering around the edges is never going to get us to the space of certainty. So things have to
change. So what's the easiest things to change? Well, little habits little and, and yet the big impact, what we listened to, what goes into our eyes and ears really affects who we are and how we behave. And we all know that, yeah, if we listen to rock music, it can either vent our anger or
perhaps make us feel very worked up. If we're listening to sad music, then it makes us feel sad.
So the first thing you have to do, very easy step on the path toward certainty is let's change what we listen to and what we watch.
So for the next from now, until the next time we speak, I'm going to set you a challenge. Every time that you're doing a chore, whatever that chore is, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen I like to cook when I started out in Islam, and always have a lecture on and a lot of the time and handling. And now I still have certain lectures on my favorite show. And my favorite sisters who are Shaffers. They're on and they are giving advice, and they're giving the reminders that I need. So take a course sign up
and listen to positivity whenever you have that time. One of the amazing things about this faith is that there's no downtime, and that's a good thing. There's always so in other words, we're not just passing time if we're standing in a queue. Yeah, really long queue at the checkout. You can have two hours playing in our ears and we can be learning rubbish roughly Sunday anyway yesterday.
Emery, we can be learning the, the eyes of the crown that we need for prayer. So as we need for prayer, so there need that there doesn't need to be any time that is wasted. So number one nice and simple tip. And this really, really helps get rid of the dross and start listening to positive real learning materials. And they should be to do with Islam, they should be from verified sources, and they should really fill our ears as much as possible, and a commuting. How about the Quran? The Quran is Shiva, the Quran is our healing. There are so many apps out there now it's very, very simple. So these two things to clear out what we're listening to, and what's what's impacting us
during the day, so listening to lectures, finding out about our faith, and listening to the Quran. Whenever we are commuting or whenever we have those headphones in deal. As I said before, certainty is knowing that Allah can see us, although we don't see him directly, and how do we gain that certainty. Alma was the first Caleb of Islam after the prophets, passing sallallahu alayhi wa salam, and he was the best one of the best friends of the Prophet. And it was said that the devil would cross the road when Allah was walking along. And we want that to happen. We want not to be impacted by unpleasantness by hatred by sins. And then these these routes will help us with that inshallah.
And it's important to know what to listen to Imam Al Haddad Rahim Allah, whose book I've linked to below, you can get the PDF.
He taught that
the things that we should be focusing on for certainty in these early days are the verses about Allah's majesty. So when you come across a translation or have a verse that you understand, and it's allowed, magnificent Is he allowed the most Bountiful, allow the the Creator,
we should pause and really take that in how majestic is Allah, how the billion star universe is nothing compared to him, and how our minute cells change us from moment to moment, I cut my finger about a year ago and it was really bad. It was gushing blood, my husband and he fainted. You can't look, that's a bit rude. You can't see it now. You can't it's gone. It healed itself by the Grace of Allah, you know, we are miracles we are walking miracles. And the Holy Quran tells us that, that Allah will show us the signs in the horizon and then ourselves until we believe. And something we can do every day is to sit with his magnificence and to reflect upon nature. So there's number one,
reflect on those is to do with Allah's Bounty, Allah's majesty, His greatness. And number two, consider nature itself. Consider the natural world consider ourselves consider given birth, consider the leaf, consider how plants grow, consider how water just falls from the sky. And it feeds us when it grows. And if you are a gardener, like I am very amateur one, I have to add that things go in the garden because of a lineup because of us. The best thing in my garden this year was some wheat, three, three random strands of wheat. And I think they dropped off a bird's foot in
the seeds because I didn't plant them. They're in a waste pot, and they were the best things and my tomatoes all died. And you just look at them Say Subhan Allah, Allah is growing these and I'm not growing them, I'm just tending.
So these will give us that certainty.
And thirdly, and most importantly, we can never truly
attain and maintain any level of certainty in the truth of Allah's existence, and about our Islam, until we are doing what our law demands us to do.
That's the truth of it. It is Islam is not just in our hearts. It's not just, it's in my mind, I feel it and then we go on with everyday life and expect that certainty to stay because we're not pleasing Allah with that behavior. And the first most pivotal thing we should be looking at right now as the Muslims is the prayer. We've set our shahada that's the first pillar and number two is the prayer. So along with what you're listening to start learning those sorrows inshallah to Allah, start taking steps positively towards the prayer and then implementing the prayer. And if we've got the prayer in place, we need to be improving our prayer and adding solitude inshallah to Allah. This
is the golden ticket of life. And we are so blessed. I hope
Today's video has helped you to the past, towards certainty, inshallah to Allah. And this is really to start a conversation to kick off for our group meetings which are coming up. So do sign up below. This is sisters only. So we need your name and we need your email. And we will send you the link to the twice monthly group and we're going to build a community of help and support and we'll be answering your questions and I look forward to meeting you really, really soon. And to your comments. Please remember me and all it's allowed in your eyes. Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh