Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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My dear brothers and sisters in this blessed month of Ramadan al Karim. We have the opportunity to build our connection with our club,
to join our hearts with our rub, to bring the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala into our hearts. We have the opportunity to make friends with Allah. And that is what I want to talk to you about today. Which is how to make friends with Allah.
The i o j decided from for you from Surah Al Baqarah. Allah subhanaw taala
mentioned the believers as those who love Him above all else who loves him with the great test of intensity is the greatest intensity ultramarathon Is it a shadow balilla superlative form of shadow a shadow, ballerina armano a shadow Bella the condition of the quality of the believers that they love Allah subhanho wa Taala more and above anything and everything else.
I want you to remember this ayah as we look at the issue of making friends with Allah subhanho wa Taala today because Allah subhanaw taala called himself the Wali of the believers. Now when we talk about friends and we using the word friend with relation to Allah subhanaw taala, we must always keep in mind that when we say a friend with regard to allow value with regard to ally, it's not like being friends with any human being obviously, because the level of Allah subhanaw taala is that of our colleague well Malik huaraz equal Hakeem and we are the slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala We are the rebels of Allah subhanaw taala we are in Baku, and we are marzu and we are hid under his hokum
and we are His milk, and we are the possession of Allah subhanaw taala. But keeping that difference in mind, when Allah said he's the Wali, it means that Allah subhanaw taala is the protector is the closest confidant of the believer. And when the believer becomes a value of Allah, Allah subhanaw taala treats him as his favorite slave. And that's what we're talking about here, when we saying how can we become friends of Allah. Now think about this, we value friends on three basis, there are three reasons on which we value our friends. Number one is,
who is your friend, if your friend is a poor man, a laborer, a waiter in a restaurant, or someone like that, he's still a friend, but this is different from another friend of yours, who is a governor, a billionaire, a president and so on. You will not tell your you will not tell people, and you will not mention to other people that so and so this waiter in this restaurant is my friend, but you will tell the people, the king of such and such a country is by a friend, the president of Southern southern countries, my friend, you will tell people so and so billionaire as my friend. So we seem to value friends based on who they are in terms of their worldly place and position. The
second quality of friends, is where we say how do I benefit from this friend? How is this friend useful for me, the second basis on which we seem to value friends, is in terms of how we can benefit from them. So we value friends who are learned and wealthy and influential, more than those who look up to us for help. Some of the famous saying, a friend in need is a friend indeed. And sometimes you turn it around and say a friend in need is no friend of mine. And voila, these are the realities of life. And we are not saying here what is good and what is not just what is we like to meet our influential friends, even if we never actually make use of their influence. Third, reason that we
make friendship is how easy is it to access or meet this friend. The third basis on which we value friends is on the ease of access, how easy is it to meet our friend especially when we need him? The King may be my friend, but can I call him and will he take my call? So three reasons who is my friend? How do I how do I derive any benefit from this friendship? And how easy is it for me to access my friend? These are three reasons why we have people as friends. Now let us see what Allah subhanaw taala means when he said Allahu Allahu levina armano that Allah subhanaw taala is
A friend of the believers, let's take the first criterion on which we value friends who is the friend? Think about this. Allah subhanaw taala. When we are talking about Allah subhanaw taala who is Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhanaw taala described himself he said, Allah Allah,
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la, La Ilaha Illa, who none has the right to be worshipped, but he the ever living, the one who sustains and protects all that exists, neither slumbers nor sleep overtake him, To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth, who is he that can intercede with him except with His permission, he knows what happens to them in this world, and what will happen to them in the after, and they will never come pass and contain anything of his knowledge, except that which He wills his kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and he feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them, and He is the Most High, the most great,
either Guzzi, which all of us are familiar with, and all of us decided and we have memorized it Alhamdulillah, the greatest ayah of the Quran.
It is very interesting, that if we read this ayah and if we read the ayah that came after that,
that immediately after introducing himself, Allah subhanaw taala gave us the choice of accepting him or not accepting him. Allah said
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this Armada world well ah who saw me on O'Reilly. Allah said there is no compulsion in religion. Verily the right path has become distinct from the wrong path. whosoever does believes in thought and believes in Allah then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allah subhanaw taala is all here and all Noah, the as Baba knows all of this ayah are as follows that when the Bonneville were expelled from Medina, after they broke their covenant with sola sola Salaam, and harm the Muslims, there was an old superstition among the Arabs of Medina, among whom infant mortality was high, that if they gave their children to the Jews to be brought up among them,
then these children would not die. So there were a number of Arab children whose parents were Muslim living among the banana. They're now in the banana river leaving Medina the parents came to dasara salaam, and they asked him about their children, upon which Allah Subhana Allah revealed his Ayah the Arabs asked, should we allow the children to go with them? Or should we keep them and Allah subhanaw taala revealed the ayah Allah says there is no there is no compulsion on anybody. If they want to go with the vanilla, they let them go, if they want to leave the winery and come back and live with the Muslims Alhamdulillah this is possible. Please understand, this I was revealed for and
about those who are contemplating entering Islam. It is not meant to be used for Muslims to disobey Allah, and then object to those who remind them of their waywardness by quoting this ayah out of context and saying that there is no compulsion in Deen there is no compulsion for anyone who is not yet a Muslim to enter Islam. But once you have entered Islam, then you are bound by the rules of Islam, about which Allah subhanho wa Taala said work Allah subhana wa tada Ofra Cara Bana la calma See, and they say we hear and we obey and we seek your forgiveness or our rub and to you is our return. To return to our line of argument here. Allah subhanaw taala revealed the IR 256 immediately
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can choose, do we want to choose Allah or other than Allah? ask ourselves this question, do we want to choose Allah or someone other than Allah? Allah then told us about the benefit of choosing Him. And He called this choice, the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. So Allah I asked Allah subhanaw taala for the TOEFL to choose him over, above and over everything and everyone else. Allah subhanaw taala didn't mention the benefit of this friendship. Our second criteria. First criterion was who is Allah? We are we saw the description of that second criterion. What's the benefit of this friendship? Allah subhanaw taala called himself the Wali of the believers do we
translate? Well, he has friend, let us be clear that friendship with Allah is not to be equated to our own friendship with anyone else. Allah subhanho wa Taala is above all his creation later. camisa de Jagan was Samuel Bashir, and he is not comparable to anything or anyone. Allah is our colleague, and we are His mock look, that difference must never be lost sight of Allah subhanaw taala called himself the value of the believers and that is His mercy and the greatest honor for the believer to have Allah subhanho wa Taala as his protector and confident and supporter. So what is the benefit of having Allah subhanaw taala as our Wali, Allah said, Allahu Allah will levena Amano for a job Amina
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Allah said, Allah is the Valley of those who believe he brings them out from darkness into light. But as for those who disbelieve their idea, or thought they are the false their idea their supporters and helpers and friends are false deities and false leaders and they bring them out from light into darkness. And those are the dwellers of the Fire and they will abide there in forever. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us from that Allah subhanaw taala mentioned the verse belief above of being the Valley of the believers and then he said for my yuck for beta booty or human belie vaca distanza Cabrillo De Luca Lam phase llama la la la savinelli. Whosoever disbelieves in
Tao and believes in Allah, then he has graphs, the most trustworthy handle that will never break. And Allah is all here, all Noah and what happens to the one who grasps this handhold along when you levena Avenue, Minnesota Mattila No, so beautiful this Quran of Allah so clear everything is We ask Allah subhanaw taala to open our hearts to his column. Allah says Allah is the Valley of of the believer of those who believe. And he brings them out from darkness into light from the darkness of misguidance into the light of guidance from the darkness of all sorts of evil into the light of the truth of Islam. So the benefit of grasping this handhold is that you will be guided into the light
of tawheed into the light of mercy and forgiveness of Allah and insha Allah into Jana, Allah said about his Alia and their lives in this world and the next he said
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I love him levena Mano can taco en la homegirl Basha filaria dunya wafi la Sera, la Tsavo de la de Colima till the deca who all foes lousy, Allah said in Soriano's, no doubt verily the Olia of Allah no fear shall can come upon them, nor shall they grieve. They are those who believed in Islam and they had taqwa they were born for them are the glad tidings in the life of the present world. And in the Hereafter, no change can there be in the Word of Allah, this is indeed supreme success. Fear is about the future and grief is about the past. Allah subhanaw taala said that his Alia will have neither fear about the future and our grief about the past. He then clarifies. And he describes who
is Alia, Allah says that he is Alia are those who have Eman and taqwa my brothers and sisters, please understand, this is the only valid description and criterion of the earlier of Allah because it has been given by Allah subhanaw taala himself, Iman and taqwa are the only considerations not keramat or strange ways of behavior, or special forms of dress or turbans, or certain practices as the ignorant of
This oma are led to believe many of those practices are Haram. They are bad and there is no Islam and there is no higher in those practices according to the criterion of Allah subhanaw taala. His Wali is anyone who has Eman and taqwa We ask Allah subhanaw taala. To include us all in the list of is Alia. As for the Rajat and stations of honor, that is for Allah subhanaw taala, to give to whosoever He wills, it is not for us to say who is at what station or level, those who make these statements with respect to specific people are speaking with our knowledge, and they are exceeding their limits, and they need to make Toba and ask forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala for speaking
about him without knowledge, there is a famous hadith of a mohajir Sahabi who passed away and the sola sola Selim was in what was called and told about this, he went to the house of is of the anzar brother of the office behind you, where this person used to live, the wife of the anzar Sahabi she was so overcome by grief at the passing away of this good man, she said jasola Surely this is a man of gender, as soon as he got angry, and he said, are you receiving way or am I receiving Well, he he said do not speak about people without knowledge, he said do not say that which is which you have no knowledge about. So handler we are not allowed to give guidance and say so and so is a great value
of Allah and so on. So is that this grid data, we have no knowledge of this time era Motorola, Motorola, they said, we call the speaking about Allah subhanaw taala without knowledge, the mother of all sins because it gives birth to all forms of evil. So who has the highest station with Allah? The one who has the most taqwa? What is the delay? Because Allah subhanaw taala said in a kurama, calm and ally at kakum, Allah said, verily, the most honorable of you with Allah is the one who will who has the greatest taqwa. Finally, the last criterion of friendship, how easy is it to meet your friend, to talk to him to tell him your problems to seek His help? Will your powerful friend answer
your call? Are there any hindrances to reach him the real and rich and powerful of this world? You know how difficult it is? Even to get an interview? Even to meet them? Or talk to them? You have to go through multiple secretaries and multiple barriers. And if you eventually make it, you might get about five minutes of their time. But what about the one who is the maker, the owner of all the rich and powerful and all the owner of all their wealth and all their power? The one who owns the region powerful and all that they think they own? What about meeting the one who said about about himself? Padilla who mmamoloko molk to Tillman comma, Tasha?
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kadhi This is the Shan of Europe and Myra. He says al Mohammed Salah salam, O Allah, possessor of the kingdom, you give the kingdom to whom you will and you take the kingdom from whom you will and you and do with honor and you honor whom you will and you humiliate whom you will in your hand is all higher and very, you are able to do all things. This Allah this powerful King of all kings doll Allahu molekule. Hakuna Illa Illa hora bhullar shell Karim, the Arab of the RCL Kareem. This Allah permitted us into His presence compulsorily five times a day. And then he gave us the permission to enter his presence as many times as we want during the rest of the day. 1000 times a million times,
as many times as we want. We stand on our musalla we stand in the presence of Allah which Allahu Akbar, we are in his presence. Think of the Salah my brothers and sisters, as it actually is. It is a gift from Allah subhanaw taala it is a permission to go into the Presence of Allah subhanho wa Taala without any hindrance, no secretaries, no security, no nothing. We just go and we are in the in the Presence of Allah subhanaw taala do not think about the Salah, as we Muslims have become used to thinking of it as a burden to be discharged. What an insanity it is to consider the Salah to be a burden when the Salah is a gift from Allah, what insanity is it to consider the Salah to be a burden
as something that we have to somehow finish and get rid of. And that is why our Salah does not benefit us in any way. We have the tool, but we don't know how to use it. What did Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, we mean you
Any call the Salah the coolness of his eyes curato 18 he looked forward to it. He waited for it about Abdullah bin Ambassador Lama, his servant said used to wait from one seller to the next. And in that time, he used to decide the for an soheila. These were the people who learned Islam at the feet of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, they had the best of teachers and they knew the value of Salah. These were the people about whom Allah subhanho wa Taala said when levena armano eyeshadow Bella, these were the true Alia of Allah. These were the idea of Allah and he was there early. And that is why in the 13 years of McCann life, no major arcana flick was revealed. Alcohol was not made
haram Salah was not made for five times a day, the only concentration was on building a man on creating to unlock my Allah and bringing the glory and majesty of Allah subhanaw taala into the hearts. The result was that once that was established, everything else became easy, unless about the Sahaba understood who Allah was the who Allah is, the Ashura became real to them. standing before Allah to give account of their lives became real to them. So obeying Allah became easy. Today, our situation is the opposite. May Allah protect us, we are more concerned about small issues of fic then about connecting with Allah, so our lives are full of fear of others. Our lives are full of
divisions, our lives are full of conflicts and if they left our door is not accepted. And our own mind is divided. Allah subhanaw taala honored us with permission to come into His presence five times a day and then to come as many times as we want to tell him about our problems, to thank him for our for his bounties, to ask Him for His favor, to simply to seek His pleasure, the pleasure of meeting him and talking to him, and that is why he ordered that this Salah, and indeed all Salawat begin with Al Fatiha the surah about which he said in Addis Ababa hora de la narrated this Hadith, he said, I have heard or sola sola Salaam say Allah subhanaw taala said, I have divided Salah
meaning Surah Fatiha in this case between myself and my slave into two halves and my slave shall have what he has asked for when the slave says Alhamdulillah.
Allah says my slave has praised me Hamdani up the end when the slave says Rahmanir Rahim. Allah says Majid ne Abdi, my slave has installed and glorified me. And when the slave says Maliki omit the name. Allah says, my slave has glorified me and my slave has submitted to my power and acknowledge that I am the Malik of the Day of Judgment. And when the slave says he cannot Budo Canis dari, Allah says, This is between me and my slave and my slave shall have what he asked for. And then what did he teach to ask for? And then the last one is Allah told us to ask for a Medina Sierra.
Sierra de la Vina Nam de la him, Valle de la mala dog dornie Allah subhanaw taala said, This is for my slave, and my slave shall have what he asked for the Hadees is in Malik in more time and Malik and intermarry and abodo than si and in Nevada, what do you say have a prayer, brothers and sisters, ask yourself this question? What do you say about prayer? When the one who is worshipped answers the worship? Real Time, right then and there. We say something and we get a response. SubhanAllah rejoice, we worship or living God. We worship Allah. We worship Allah, we worship a God who can see us who can hear us who knows our innermost thoughts, who knows our fears, who knows our desires? He
knows our weaknesses. He supports us. He protects us. He shelters us from all sorts of harm, and he has made the agenda for us. What do you say about this worship when we go into His presence? And that is why in Ibiza, Lola is described as an in the way of Salah when he said on tabo de la haka and nakahara in the famous Hadith gibreel give a Salam came and asked him if Bernie anila Hassan Yasser Allah and Allah Azza wa sallam said, and tabo de la haka, Anna Katara. For in for Islam, talkin Tara, for inner who Yara worship Allah as if you can see him and if you cannot see him, then know that he sees you to think about this. This is what Salah is, this is how easy is it, how easy
it is to come into the presence of the greatest of the great of the true owner of the world.
And all it contains and the true owner of the universe, all that orbit that we know and all that of it, which we don't know. So finally think about this the benefit of making friends with Allah subhanho wa Taala because Allah subhanaw taala said, howdy is narrated by Abu huraira Delano
Sallam said again, ah diskusi. Also Sam said, Allah subhanaw taala said, Whosoever shows enmity to someone devoted to me, Whosoever shows enmity to a Wali of mine, I shall be at war with him, my slave does not draw near to me with anything more loved by me than the religious duties that I have enjoined upon him, and my slave continues to draw near to me, which, by his supererogatory duties by his now I feel, until I become the, the hearing by which he hears his seeing with which he sees his hand with which he strikes and holds and is fought with which he walks, were he to ask something of me, I would surely give it to him. And were he to ask me for refuge, I would surely grant he refused
to him. I do not hesitate about anything. As much as I hesitate about taking the soul of my faithful slave. He does not like death. He hates death, and I hate hurting him had these in Mojave. That He
said, If Allah subhanaw taala loves a slave of his, he calls jabril alayhi salam, and says, I love so and so. And therefore you love him. And he said, so God loves him. And then he calls out in the heavens and says, Allah subhanaw taala love so and so. And therefore you love him, and the inhabitants of heaven, love him, and he also loves us, he loves that, then acceptance of this person is established on the earth. And he follows vannatta hates a slave of his, he calls up and says, I hate this person, and jabril calls out to the inhabitants of the heavens, and they says, Allah subhanaw taala hate so and so and therefore you hate him. And he said, so they hate him and hatred
is established for him on Earth. Again, it is in Muslim Buhari Malik and ultimately we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us among those he loves and to protect us from being included among those that he hates my brothers and sisters, we have to make up our minds whether we want Allah subhanaw taala to love us or not. And we because if we want Allah subhanaw taala to love us, then we have to work to make that happen. Allah subhanaw taala said laserline zanella masa for the human being for the enzyme, there is only that which he works for is nothing more than what which he works for. And therefore simply saying I love Allah is not the vision, we have to prove that love of Allah subhanho
wa Taala so that when we stand before Allah subhanaw taala we will be included among his Alia ask Allah subhanaw taala to include us among his Alia to include us among those who will be given the shade of his arch the shade of his throne on the day when there will be no shade except his alarm villainy Tata artichoke, yo ma la de la isla z look was Allah Allah Allah Nabeel Karim? Allah Allah He was heavy ajwain be Rama TKR Amara Rahimi was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
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