Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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and the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a servant that is perfect. That is Mrs.
happen to have a low believer sphere of law, keep your duty to Allah and not leave his wife don't get caught off guard by death.
Except in a state of complete and total surrender to a modern state of Islam.
After Welcome my brother and sisters in the house of Allah Subhana Allah tada
and continuing our prayer is that our laws syllogistic sets our best to yours
and makes this a blessing the barge and allows for our lawn and an ease to come over us except when the oma is in a better state of strength and dignity and relief.
I wish to share this afternoon the story of guidance,
something to help us better understand ourselves and understand the world around us.
The story that explains to you
why a person is guided to Islam and why a person is indicted.
And a why a person that is already elusive gets a certain degree of guidance, while another may need more guidance.
begins with an incident that happened to every single one of us, without exception, yet there is not a single one of us that remembers this.
Because it took place before we were born.
While we were still souls before we are placed into bodies in the wombs of our members.
This is a large tells us about you into the llama.
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have any. I don't remember one course we don't remember. And we only deal with this incident from Revelation. So remember here is realize and remember what we're telling you.
Remember this is and realize its effects in your life. Allah says and remember when we took
from the children of Adam, their offspring,
as their honey is mentioned on
the back of that, and he said that he created him with his hand
and without of him his children, meaning he pulled out of his children, their children.
So one day I remember when we pulled out of the children of Adam, Adam, their backs, their offspring was
pushing him and he caused them your Lord cause them to testify to the fact to testify in front of him to testify against themselves by asking them to be alone. Am I not your Lord didn't ask.
On a visit, of course you testify to this. Indeed You are our Lord and Master who testified to this. When he said to Panama Galloway, this whole incident took place and it's a whole new Yeoman pmmc in Laguna
so you don't come on the Day of Judgment saying we were unaware of this. We had no idea.
No, you need to know what will you remember we know that the Quran is the absolute truth and they told you that before you were born you soon
The front of our mouth and you testify that he was your Lord than your message.
You need to know that even if you don't remember,
because Allah didn't warn you and told you you did.
And then the story goes on, you're born into this world.
And you don't remember this incident took you agree that
you recognize this, but its effect exists inside you. And this is what Islam calls
the natural state that every person is born upon,
of being ready for guidance of loving guidance, are being prepared to receive guidance, of being able to roughly recognize a certain degree of guidance.
regarding a Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said kulu they knew that
every human being is born upon this is safe COVID this is actual original status.
me, daddy illuminazione Elementary salat, and let his parents tournaments with a Jew or a Christian or a fire worship.
he says it's just like the animal that's born. You're born upon this. Then parents do this the same way an animal is born. Look at this beautiful example. full and complete, wholesome. Do you detect any any maiming, missing any amputation missing any body parts? In other words, he is saying to the lover, I think you're sending them. If you cut off a sheep's ear, or a camel's nose or otherwise, when that camel or she has a baby, does the baby come up without an ear or nose? No, you never find this. It's something we do with a defect that we inflicted upon that the next animal is not born like that. Likewise, every child regardless of how their parents were off of guidance, he gets born
with the reset button, you get to return to the home, they get to return to the factory settings. And by the way, this is something we notice even in our age, just one generation.
After solid in what happened in Russia and Poland and the likes, or atheism of believing in God was a political decision that was enforced as religion. One generation later, the statistics show you that over 90% of that part of the world believes that God exists, or the Vatican three says these are the factory settings. This is the bedrock, it's important to mention that this is not Islam. The filter is not Islam.
Meaning we don't say a person is born guided to Islam know he has a partial list of guidance, he's ready for guidance. He loves guidance, he can recognize guidance, but when it comes to him,
you out of your mother's comics, mother's womb, you didn't know anything. So you weren't a believer or a disbeliever. Because that is what it's a belief and a statement and an action.
He says to kind of pull you out of your mother's stomachs while not knowing anything. And then we gave you hearing and silence and inheritance so that you may be grateful meaning so you'll be grateful for them. And you may use them to discover things that directs us to how to discover things. So a person is born. He knows nothing. But as soon as he begins to understand the world around him, here, right here, even beside and I'm already and he's grateful to automatically understand certain things. The very first thing he understands is
that he has to create this automatic that he wasn't just thrown in here without being thrown when he wasn't just here without someone putting him putting him here. You can find this innovative By the way, the moment the baby begins to understand the world around him. You tap the baby from behind the baby turns around, he understand this effect that had been had to have a cause. Yes.
And then if he found that something had hits him, he was hit, he turns around to the table. He begins to cry. And he takes the baby and he strike the table the baby stops crying.
So we understand surgeon general concepts like everything that exists was caused by something and that justice is good. So when you make the table is column, so the baby from this
Start, he came out of his mother knowing nothing. But he was ready for guidance and able to discern the general idea of what is right and wrong. Once he has hearing insight into heart, so we need to be grateful for them, and he may use them. And we should also say
that it cannot meet Islam, I mean Islam, because if it meant the slab, that means every person that grows up to be a non Muslim, is not a non Muslim.
Islam, of course, it's not true. And also because Allah Subhana, Allah said about the reference
to the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam.
He found you last week, I mean, last for headless. So he guided me last without guidance. So he guided you, you were guided to the details of Islam on your own when the filter or even by your mind. And he said some kind of demon kita.
Right, you didn't know what the book was, you didn't even know what faith was.
Right, the person is born upon faith, or, you know, the lack of faith, another believer or believer. So I'll plug into this, which makes you love guidance, and makes you ready for guidance, it makes you eligible to receive the guidance, and then he gives you a mind also. And then he sends the revelation that and only that is when a person becomes responsible to be guided to Islam, responsible to choose Islam.
When he has a circle, everybody has a difference. And they have to have a mind right to understand the message when it's brought to them. And then the message has actually reached them.
And our laws will not punish a person ever in this world or the next unless those three factors are present in his life.
So why then is a person
the story of the guidance has to continue with setting the stage this
is the readiness for guidance, but it's not guidance. And I will lay in the example which he mentioned. He says it's amazing that our Deen in the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called milk the
mother separately on a dream he had, he was given wine to drink and milk. So he chose the milk. So the angels chose to withdraw.
Why was the milk
because a person is born upon the love of milk right or wrong. Likewise, you're born upon the physical origins, the love for guidance.
it explains to even clearer where the person is once he's born, as he says to kind of look valid, in the
level for identical shall be illegitimate to Monday we created our slaves, all of them.
Honey, honey is inclined that says they're inclined to a lump, they have a leaving, that's what they're leaning in this direction. But without guidance, they can't run this way. Right? I can convince them it yet. Until the revelation comes.
So now they're ready for guidance. They're born like that. And as soon as they understand the world around them, there's tensor and things like the level of justice and there must be a creator. And then people beginning to take different roles in their lives based on two things, and determine how guided they are the first of them as knowledge, right? So the one that is not guidance, because he didn't have access to the revelation. And that is why a person without revelation Allah tells us he is in pain, and he is confused and he knows that he is in darkness, because he's not having the revelation that when this filter is ready for the outlets, only revelation will fit inside. Nothing
else will work. As he says, Allah. Allah is believer in stating is like a person in large misses feedback from Luigi in a deep ocean.
mean he knows. He said
this person was in such darkness. I think he's in a dark ocean, a deep ocean that is covered by waves on top of them are waves on top of the more clouds you can imagine how large this is in the depths of the ocean over them are waiting just one week on a dark, cloudy night. That's how a person feels without revelation.
He says agony without relationship.
Confusion without a relation, as opposed to kind of element Academy for here you know,
as the ones are committed equal, the one who wants to give you the life you want.
This is a lever and we gave them the man, like someone who's walking around in the darkness confused between the people.
So a person is not guided because he doesn't have access to the revelation. That's one reason a person can't be guided, or he's not guided.
He doesn't know what guidance is. He hasn't seen it yet.
The second reason a person wouldn't be guided is because he had the knowledge to use too arrogant to follow
as opposed to kind of analysis about guidance,
Evening, maybe, or seminary or follow
Have you not seen the one that took his desires as his God? Meaning he knows this was right, but he wants to do this.
And then Allah, misguided him? Yes.
But how and why and when the story the guidance, while one another love, a love misguided him upon knowledge.
You know, the,
some of the sellers upon knowledge means I love this guy. Despite this person being upon knowledge, their relationship to the truth came to him, he knew it was misguided mosquitoes desires. Others
are one another love are misguided upon knowledge, meaning a lot of this misguided this person based upon the knowledge of a love based upon the knowledge that Allah had about this person. And these two meanings By the way, are hand in hand. Have you not seen the one who I love knew about him that he preferred his desires over guidance. So while love misguided him because a lot of you that he knew
based on upon based upon Alba's knowledge of him being upon knowledge,
And then what happens for Hunter narla salary
and so on was sealed upon his hearing, he can hear the truth and he doesn't hear it. He hears the letters, he doesn't understand what they're trying to tell him. He doesn't see he doesn't. And upon his heart, he can be accepted and adopted anymore. And I want his side he can recognize the signs anymore. For me,
at that point was who at that point will guide him after all?
Don't you want to reflect? You see, that's the meaning when we say the beginning of every Friday, you guys, no one can lead a stream. I know my brother love misguides no one can. No one. You don't possess this for yourself. This is for you. But
this guy, the one who knows from his heart that he doesn't want guidance that he saw the guidance.
Follow him as
he said, he said about venomous or even when they deviated they diverted from the path of guidance, he diverted their hearts when they turn their hearts away.
And that is why you find and I said at the beginning of this book for this will help you understand why some people are dying, and some people are not. And this will help you understand why some people by the way,
can be so sure that their false one is true. To the degree that you can find the person willing to give up his life thinking something is correct when it is the clearest roll
out the reasons for that is that he knew what was wrong with one point and he refused to submit it to it.
And so I'm not allowing you to recognize that it was wrong.
In the heightened
level of gender equality.
No one will enter Paradise Obamas is a speck of that stubborn, stubborn pride in his heart. They said O Messenger of Allah loves love audio system.
But a person loves to have nice clothes and loves to have my shoes getting this error described. He said
we're speaking about mathematics. He says I have a one to nine antoninus arrogance. Pride has killed in the prevention verses from Paradise is the rejection of truth
and the ability
that can fall under the word true when a person rejects it needs to understand that this means that he may never be able to recognize it again. This can happen on Islam versus not Islam on being a believer, this really could happen within Islam, your ceiling for your guidance could be lowered, because you rejected certain truths. You knew deep down inside this was right. If you just wanted to win the argument, you know, deep down inside, that you weren't giving the other person to do right.
Give you an error. arrogance is one rejection of truth, something you believe is true. You know, that amazing thing is it may not have even been true, but you thought it was true. And you rejected.
So you can be turned away from guidance for this process and from the perfect justice of Allah is that he allows a person to recognize the truth within himself. Because you have this filter, which is disruptive idea what truth and guidance is, and then the revelation comes in, in terms it's already so it becomes a set
of eyes upon light, which is the first revelation they match it ignites. You see as clear as day this is the right decision.
Smaller, big affiliate issue a sin disbelief, whatever, if you turn away from it, you may never see it again. Right. They're all love amaze you to fry in your eyes, Oh, sweet, and feminine z and lm su Rahmani for me.
I was having to seal the one who it was beautified for him he is evil leads and as a result, he saw them to be good.
Some people use
you hear in the summer, they wonder how in the world? Can someone be so staunch of an atheist? How can he be so sure that there's no God? And he's so confident in his arguments, we say the story of guidance is interrupted by one of two things. Either he's ignorant, he's confused, or he's arrogant.
So if he's ignorant, be sure that he may look like he's convinced that what he's saying when he's not, and you know, that sort of yourselves, I can convince the person I'm arguing with him, right? And he becomes convinced as
an ally. So it's just been an insane or an FCC mostly off. On my view, that human being has the best insight about himself, even if he sends forth arguments and excuses. Likewise, atheists, many times, he's not as confident as easy as you think he is within himself. And perhaps that's out of the reasons why atheists argue so much, because they need to feel somewhat reassured that the person in front of him confirms them, okay.
That's one of the reasons why they're so aggressive.
And likewise, this is why you read these and you see nowadays, people doing those ridiculous things blindsided by their areas, because they saw the truth at one point and they refused. So a lot of us are finding their eyes look
When the Messenger of Allah love it.
And he said, Have I ever liked you before they said, Never
his uncle's the first purchase, we get up, and he says, may you be ruined when you have bad fortune for the rest of your day.
This is why you get
this. So let's be a little bit of people is arrogant. He says what rejection of truth and a little bit of the people who are you legacy that has
been one of the many accusations they made.
Basically, if only this had come down, they called it a program and the ability came down with the same when it came down someone that is worthwhile in these two Greek cities.
out of pride and arrogance, so
Allah replies in defense of his messengers of Allah radiosensitive and he says,
in a nutshell.
Notice this idea came down nearly 10 years before it wouldn't have dice
which means that we're going to die upon disability and he's going to enter the fire. You know, if I wasn't so arrogant, wasn't so proud.
He would have just said
to me that that I love you
look contradictory. You said, Whoever becomes Muslim by going to the fire and you said, I'm going to the fire, how am I going to the fire, it wouldn't be wrong. But I love you
that he was so arrogant on one level above you that he knew the truth. And our mother knew that this person will be rejected out of pride and arrogance, even though he was searching.
So he blinded it, he didn't even see it, not even lying. I was up for 10 years and
right after the battle, and in the Battle of weather itself, you're the leader.
And we knew for certain that the prophets of Allah
and then he kept turning away from it because he couldn't get himself to submit to someone younger, or submit to someone other than himself or to submit to someone that was going to and solo the pride of their forefathers, whatever it was among the leaders of our modern blind, that is heart and it will just became so sure that he was writing
and he died is that I just believe that because of that, you know, in the night before the Battle of whether just showing the degree of how art can become blind and the story of guidance,
the profits of a loved one and his army making a large
enough enough to disappoint you. And he kept saying, Oh, I love their laundry, feed the ball up there barefoot, carry them all love, they're thirsty, give them drink, or alive, you allow this battalion to be destroyed, you will never be worshipping the earth again.
Abu genic the historians mentioned those around him reported that he was saying on the other mountain right before the battle in the night of
Muhammad has destroyed our families and divided people to destroy you. Oh, Allah is disgraced our forefathers so disgrace, he became the positive that he was writing. When
a person like that they hit a fence, they say they hit a brick wall the moment they see the angel of death and never really sees it again before them. And likewise, listen that these are easy examples. exaggerate the word extend this example of disbelief, you yourself. The story of your guidance is dependent upon how much revelation you have you in your life. And that is the use of a muscle.
And number two, how combined you are, you know that about yourself
that you may know something is wrong. And still you can Humble yourself under or comply. And so as a result, what happens? The next time you come in, check that with yourself. I find it with myself, you can find it in yourself because none of us are sitting those
1400 years ago, we're all we all make mistakes, right? None of us are prophets. The next time you commit that sin, it's not as bad anymore. You know that is that is the right guidance. That's your heart turning off.
Don't ever think that you've made it. This could be like the casualties and the rocks and rocks and rocks, tillage rules. You don't feel till the Advil it's over, till the
till the tree of immaculate have booted from the art world together sometimes. I met
a good brother of ours recently, the young man who memorize the Book of Allah subhana wa, and he got caught up with the wrong crowd. And he ran away with someone and he got caught up with drugs.
And when I went and sat with him trying to advise him and a few others, I said to him, listen.
Did you ever think, a year ago or two that you would ever run away from home that you would ever have a girlfriend that you would ever try these pills? Did you ever think that degree of misguidance was possible, though? I mean,
I said then don't let shavon tell you I will never be a leader.
Once you start down that road, you get more and more numb to the realities of things. So the story of your guidance is dependent on that. So understanding
Just to bring this all full circle, once again, we said that the story of guidance began the testimony that you made in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala, which you know to remember its effects on every single one of us. And this is known as a problem. And the fifth one is the readiness for Islam, you being placed on the same wavelength, like the radio wavelength. So when the revelation comes, you can recognize these, but you are not guided to this level, nor responsible to be a Muslim, until the fifth, and the rational mind and the revelation have all come into your life, only then are you liable.
For punishment for sending a messenger, we put it in lanciato.
So people would have no more excuses in front of Allah after the messages, he put the filter, and the messenger counts, right matches the filter.
And the rational mind on the sender of the message that came with it, you activated your liabilities. And then it depends on how much of that revelation you get and your responses that determines how guided you are.
Of course, there are a few very important lessons that I just want to check this out before we start, first of all,
the first isn't this big picture regarding the mechanics of guidance, or the science of violence, the story of guidance, and every person's life teaches you number one, that when you speak to anonymous,
the very first thing you speak to them about is the oneness of all muscles.
Why? Because you know that deep down inside, this is the most obvious and easily recognized thing to them. By virtue of their
they know they can't remember it the instant the memory that caused this effect, but they stood in front of Allah, you know that, so don't ignore it in your download. And this shows you also the brilliance of the Dow of the profits, that they all began with the same quote, to heat the oneness of allies and why because that's the number one thing a person can relate to. That's the clearest true the clearest aspect and and we're on this banner of guidance. And they can recognize, I say that because many times we try to convince people of Islam, how we get off into these other secondary issues
that you may be writing.
But it's not as easy for that person to recognize that your writings, because the minds are different in the backgrounds are different. And we all have a bit of ego in us. And we have clouded judgment that we have a bunch of reasons to disorder, so you go for the clearest profits. The second lesson we take from here is that when someone tells you I'm an atheist, I don't believe that God exists. We tell them listen, I'm a Muslim, I don't believe in a
revelation told me, you can say all you want, I know that you're one of two people, you don't have to tell them this.
You're either someone who's claiming that they're sure and they're not really sure they're confused with the ISS. Or you're someone that is sure that he's right. Because they already recognized the confusion was removed in the past.
And they refuse to submit to it because they were too proud.
So they say things like there's no such thing as absolute truth that when I'm sure I sat with a man once
that we said to him what you have to agree that some things are true, and some things aren't.
He says Actually no. So the brother right in front of me said, we can agree the sun is hot, he said actually lonely Canada,
he refuses to succeed, right to step back, not even to that point. A person like that, perhaps, is either very confused and doesn't want to admit it. Or he was confused at one point in his life until he began to live a delusion because the prideful person leaves a tendency the whole world recognize it and he refuses to sell so the point is that the minute that can be related, I will turn away from my signs those that are proud of the earth without deriving.
And also we say the story of guidance, no one will know who is where it is.
we don't sit there and say okay, this guy's heart has been sealed. his arrogance is what we don't agree or is this person there's hope in Him. That is also something not for us. This story benefits before anything us ourselves, for you to know about yourself, where am I and why am I finding it difficult to be more guidance?
Even more eligible to be more practicing, what's the problem what has for you has varied my filter? How can I get it out from under the ground? What am I suffocating
so check this issue of knowledge and humility, responding to that knowledge
and perhaps deal with
increases in guidance upon guidance and recognize the reason why we say on guidance over and over again every solid lots of guidance and make us a reason for others to be guided in the future at a lower
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