Having Best Expectations of Allah
Channel: Mohammed Mana
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Jumuah Khutbah Having December 15, 2017
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My bad We begin by thanking and praising Allah.
Allah is the most generous, the Most Merciful.
We asked him to guide us we asked him to protect us from all evil within us and around us.
We bear witness that he is the only one worthy of our worship. We bear witness
that his beloved messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the last and final messenger
We ask Allah to shower Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with compliments and salutations
and upon his family and upon his companions, and upon those who follow his tradition until the end of time.
Allah subhanahu wa tada in dozens of places in the world and commands us and reminds us and admonishes us to make sure that we are in a state of taqwa to make sure that we are in a state of being where we are concerned about doing what Allah subhana wa tada has commanded, and concerned and careful not to do that which he has prohibited
in a few other places in the world, as well. Allahu subhana wa tada told us about the creation of the first human being Adam and his ceram.
In one particular section in salthill, bacara Allah subhanahu wa tada goes into some detail
of a conversation that took place between himself gentle Allah, Allah and the angels the matter iica
Allah subhanho wa Taala informed them that he was going to create this creation of incense. Allah subhana wa tada said to them in New Jersey don't feel oddly Khalifa
allows a panel to either announced to them that he will create a creation
that will reside on this earth and represent
the laws of Allah subhana wa tada represent
the justice and balance and carry out what Allah subhana wa tada has commanded on this earth.
The reaction of the angels was one of surprise and confusion.
They could not understand the wisdom behind Allah subhana wa tada
having this creation, and the aroma of Tafseer they commented on this and they said this is because of what they had witnessed from the behavior and the actions of another creation, which preceded the creation of the human being which was the creation of Virgin.
So the angels asked Allah subhana wa Tada.
This they asked not from a place of disbelief, not from a place of disrespect. But they asked from a place of sincere curiosity and genuine desire to understand the wisdom behind Allah subhanho wa Taala as action they said Carlo at Jerry roofie her may you've seen to see her? Well, yes, we could deema one, no, no, sir byham deca Wanaka de sulak.
They said, Oh Allah, are you going to put a creation on this earth that will cause the destruction corruption will spread harm.
Blood will be spilled.
But all the while Oh Allah, we are glorifying you. We are
Sing in declaring that you are free from any faults.
Allahu subhana wa tada simply told them color in the
moon allows a penalty it reminded them that he has knowledge
of that which they do not know. Allahu subhana wa tada is
the most knowledgeable. Allahu subhana wa Tada. And his knowledge preceded any of these creations, Allah subhanho wa Taala did not have a beginning point that way you and I and the rest of creation did.
And he had a wisdom and a purpose for this creation that the angels did not know. And he did not fully explain to the angels at that time what that wisdom was.
But yet, when you fast forward in the story in this section of solid tillbaka, and in all of the other sections in the full iron, where Allah tells us about the creation of Adam, we see that Allah commanded the angels to Prostrate to Adam alayhis salam.
This was a command that Allah gave the angels and they obeyed
such a dilemma.
So the angels prostrated.
Let's pause there.
The purpose of mentioning your story is not to go into all of the details of the story of the creation of Adam, but just to look at the reaction of the angels here.
Were they not the same ones that had a question? And did not fully understand the wisdom behind the last action? Just a few moments before? Yes.
And they asked, Did they get the full answer? No.
So when I love and commanded them to prostrate? Did they say no, we will not because we don't understand the wisdom behind this. You haven't given us the full breakdown of why you are creating this creation. Notice that Allah did not negate or deny that what they said was true. When they said, We have a UFC trophy house, we could demo this creation will cause some harm and some corruption and blood will be spilled. A lot did not respond to them by saying No, you're wrong. That's not what will happen. No, because that is true, what they noticed. But yet surgery do they prostrated?
How are they able to do that? When we know for a fact from the text of the Quran, that they clearly did not fully understand the wisdom behind this action of Allah, how were they able to then just submit and prostrate to the creation
of Adam or they said as Allah commanded them to do so.
Very interesting question.
in so many places in the Quran,
Allah tells us about stories of the NBA,
the prophets and the messengers. And a common theme between these NBA is all of them dealt with a conflict slot on being unhappy while battling.
a conflict between the party of truth and the party of falsehood.
And every Nabhi faced some level of harm from his own people that he was sent to for their own good, not seeking any compensation from them.
There was mockery, like what Allah tells us about new
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told me he Sahih Roman, the people would walk past No, and they mocked him. They made fun of him.
Yet, he continued.
They said to him, you're building a ship in the middle of a massive land.
There's no ocean next to us for you to build a ship. What are you doing? This is crazy.
Is there a point to what they're saying? Kind of? There is no ocean next to where he was. But yet he was doing what Allah commanded. Did he fully understand the wisdom of that at that moment? No, but he still did it.
And he faced this mockery but he persisted.
Allah subhanho wa Taala sit down the rain from the sky, and water gushing forth from the earth until it surpassed the level and the elevation of even the mountains.
And Noah witnessed his own son
getting drowned once the water had been absorbed, and it receded
and know how they said I'm came back to earth he make dua to Allah. He never been even early or in our that will help
My son is from my family, your promises a promise of truth. You are the most wise Oh Allah.
Allah inna, who lays me in the hood I mean
he is not from your family because of his poor choice of actions.
For that is Elena Lisa can be here in any hurry Luca and takuna myalgia here in Colorado, Ruby can easily be here and we're in Latin Italy, what are how many communal has seen? Allah told him he's not from your family because of his bad decision, even though he witnessed the truth. So don't ask me about that what you don't have any knowledge about No, he immediately apologized. Oh ALLAH forgive me. I seek refuge in You from being of the ignorant. I won't ask you about that which I have no knowledge about.
And if you don't forgive me and have mercy upon me, I will be of the losers did not fully understand every detail of the wisdom at that point in time No.
Yet he remained faithful to the command of Allah subhana wa Tada. How?
How was he able to do that? facing mockery.
Musa alayhis salam. After he returns back to Egypt as a messenger. Then he saw he has been subjugated for generations and now it's intensified with the Depo Moosa.
If Iran is imprisoning, imprisoning people, people are being tortured Moosa witnesses his own people suffering all around him.
And yet he says to them,
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talking. Moosa tells me, he tells the few believers from his people,
rely upon Allah, be patient. This land belongs to Allah. It doesn't belong to fit around. This land belongs to Allah, He will cause to inherit it those whom he wishes. And the best of endings is reserved for those that have Taqwa.
After everything Moosa is witnessing, and after everything Benny is saw he has been experiencing for generations and now it's intensified. How and why is musala he said, I'm able to tell his people be patient, this land belongs to Allah.
Our very own beloved messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
when his own people kicked him out, he went in search of civilizations and tribes around to sponsor him and his Dara not so that he can be a king over anyone who already had that offer, he turned it down, but so that he can take people out of the darkness of disbelief into the light of the mercy of Allah.
So he went to a cliff.
And the lengthy narration tells us of how people met him.
He was met by three individuals, who mocked him in the most humiliating of ways.
One of them said to him, could not allow have found anyone other than you to send as a prophet.
Can you imagine being told that when you are coming to people for their own good, you're not asking for anything from them. And they tell you,
your all that God could send as a prophet, this is the best that he's got hasha
jell O Allah, the Most mocked Him, they made fun of him. One of them said to him, if you're really a prophet, then you're too good for me to talk to. And if you're a liar, then you're too low for me to respond to get out of my face.
The most beloved of creation totleigh is being addressed in this manner. And then Is that it? That's already bad enough? No. They sent to him so for hot welcome. They sent to him the lowest of people in that society, to harm him physically, and make fun of him and drive him out of that place.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has an opportunity for these people in that society for them to be destroyed.
But he does not ask that of the angels. Time and again the prophet SAW Selim says Allahumma la comida in the Himalaya moon.
Time and again the Prophet asks a lot to guide and forgive his people.
Time and again the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encourages patience by saying perhaps from them will come a generation of believers.
All of these are stories that are mentioned in the Quran.
How are these faithful believers from the angels at the time of the creation of Adam until our beloved messenger able to
Maintain patience in the face of everything seemingly going wrong.
It is an inner act of worship
that the scholars referred to as drusen avani Billa.
To have a good assumption of Allah to expect the best from Allah.
We talked several weeks ago about the inner act of worship of telecoil. Relying and trusting upon Allah. This one is closely related as well. Closely related,
that you expect good from what Allah Subhana Horta, Allah is decreed. We don't know the future
and we don't know what is to come but we are living in the present.
And so we expect that what Allahu Subhana Allah to Allah has decreed from it will come something of benefit so long as we are able to maintain our patients and our obedience to Allah subhana wa Tada.
What is this concept mean? Personal Vani we love to assume the best of Allah
herson means something beautiful the best oven one in Arabic means assumption.
And assumptions are of different types. In the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala warned us from being people who make assumptions.
And soldato gerat Allah said, Tony buka here on Mina, one in Abergavenny Islam, Allah said avoid most of suspicion, because some suspicion will lead to wrongdoing
lead to a lot of harm, in relationships in wealth in dealings.
So they said that when an assumption is bad, and it's not based on any hard facts, then it is something that will lead to bad.
But when there is an assumption of good based on facts of goodness, that is a good assumption.
And all that what we know about a lot is goodness,
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we would like people to have personal one of us, we would like people to assume the best of us. We make mistakes.
And sometimes people witness our mistakes. If we were to hold each other accountable for every wrong that we did, we would all be fighting each other nonstop. There wouldn't be anyone left alive on the face of this earth.
But that's not how it works. In order for a group of people, for a team, for a community for a family of four on a bigger scale people to live together they have to overlook you have to forgive you have to let certain things slide. You have to work and negotiate.
And we want that from people when we do something wrong. We want people to say it's okay. It was just a mistake. He's not an evil person. She's not a bad woman.
That's what we want.
first of all, devote our good assumption to Allah subhanho wa Taala not because Allah makes mistakes or does anything wrong hasha Absolutely not. But because there is a level of unseen and unknown. Allah Allah Mona Simone de la Eva Illallah. Only Allah knows the hype, the unseen, we see what is directly in front of us. So that which is not apparent, the wisdoms. The purpose sometimes of the actions and decrees of Allah are not always apparent to us, when they are not apparent. What do we fill that void with? We fill it with personal Vani Billa the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a hadith narrated to us by Abu hawryluk.
Who's no vanilla mean Hosni rabada to have a good assumption of Allah
is to have good worship and servitude and obedience to Allah subhana wa Tada.
In another narration also related to us by the companion Abu hooray Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
that Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and in the one near Abdi be, Allahu Subhana, Allah Allah says that I am. In my actions Allah says, that I am my actions will be at the place of the assumption of my servant towards me.
In another narration record in the book of Moses, there is a continuation which helps us understand that that Allahu subhana wa tada said on the tongue of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in one Navy one fella who were in one Navy shot one fella who
If the servant of Allah assumes bad of Allah, why did Allah decree this and this to happen? Oh, it must be because God is punishing me. It must be because God is evil. It must be because God is malicious hasha
then that's what they will find.
But if they assume good of a lot, that Allah is preparing me a lot is allowing me to save up and earn more reward. A lot is strengthening me a lot is elevating me allies protecting me and preventing me from something worse. If they assume that of a law, then that's what they will find employment through Darrell de la hora. And who this Companion of the prophet SAW Selim, he saw By Allah, He said one lie will lie he levy La Ilaha Yo, he said, I swear by Allah the one there is absolutely no deity other than him. He said no, you're sinner abdon biLlahi as the origin of one Illa
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When Mr. Rude said any time I swear he is swearing. You think a companion of the Messenger of Allah would swear in something in vain, something that's not true. He says, I swear by Allah at any time a servant of Allah assumes good of Allah expects good from Allah that's what they will find. Why?
Because all of goodness belongs to Allah and is in control.
All the other stuff it'll it will come when you say Muslim in the Midwest of Europe. In the who will offer Rahim repent to Allah, for he is the most forgiving, Most Merciful.
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How can we develop this inner act of worship of always assuming the best of Allah subhana wa tada? Well,
the best litmus test, the best time and experience for us to determine Am I assuming good of Allah or not? Is there a time where there is some difficulty
and this happens on a personal individual level and also on a communal level.
on an individual level when someone is afflicted with some type of test, or some type of challenge, whether that be in their health are in their wealth, or in some kind of loss?
What is their reaction?
Is their reaction to maintain gratitude to Allahu subhana wa tada and ask Allah for ease and the ability to persevere through this test? Or is their reaction to question
in a disrespectful and disloyal manner, the decree of Allah subhana wa Tada.
Likewise, on a communal level, when we see our communities, or the global Muslim community going through different calamities in different places at different times, what is our reaction is our reaction that Allahu subhana wa tada has forsaken this oma, or that the promise of the messenger, it was not true. We've been just told a tall tale all this time, is that our reaction? Or is our reaction one of helping and assisting one another, and increasing in our good deeds and our collective assistance to be able to pass these moments of challenge and difficulty? The other method, if you want to have a personal one, Billa then you need to go back to some inner dimensions
of theology, belief, who is Allah? What do we believe about Allah?
And we don't need to look any further than the very names and attributes of Allah. Why did Allah give us all of these names and attributes? If so that we would know him?
And when you reflect upon that, you see that Allah Subhana, WA tada all over the Quran, he says about himself, that he has
mercy. What can I be removed minalima. Well, I met he was here at Kula shake. My Mercy has encompassed everything, the Messenger of Allah and that companions were sitting there, and they witnessed a woman who had lost her infant child
in a hustle and bustle and commotion, and then she found the child. She raised to that child and grabbed it, and hugged the child and was rubbing and holding that child in so many ways in positions and was crying and the child is wet from the teacher.
Have that mother.
The prophets are seldom asked the Sahaba. He said, Do you think that this woman would cast her own child into the fire? They said now Allah No way. Well he had to do.
If she is able to not have this child fall into a pit of fire, there's nothing she will do to stop it saving her child from that. The Prophet said, Allahu Allah Hammurabi, Rebel demon, heavy Hebrew What idea you see all of that mercy and love and protection and eagerness that that mother had for that child. I swear by Allah, Allah has more mercy for his creation than this mother does for that child of hers.
In addition to the mercy of Allah, we must also reflect that Allah subhana wa tada says, in the law, her Allah Cooley in ideal
Allah Subhana, WA tada is capable of all things, whatever he wills, He is capable. Now you are Jesus who shaped nothing is not possible, or out of Allah subhanaw taala his realm of ability.
From our perspective, things seem impossible. There is no impossible for Allah.
So expect the best from Allah. There's a lot of talk and chatter always about current events and things going wrong, and how doom and gloom and how dismal The situation is.
Even if it's a relating facts and events, do we devote that equal amount of our conversations to talking about Allah and the author of Allah?
Maybe if we talked about Allah and His ability and his power and his wisdom and his mercy, more than we talked about individuals and human beings, then our person who's no one below would increase and our reliance in Allah subhana wa, tada would grow.
In conclusion, one final point, the scholar said, it is important to differentiate between assuming and expecting the best from Allah and also olaru, to be diluted,
to be fooled by our own actions, how so somebody who is constantly disobeying Allah, and they say Allah is merciful, I expect the best from Allah, He will not punish His servants.
That's called being diluted. So it has an apostle he broke it down for us in the most eloquent of ways. He said in a min the believer in a one biller
has the best assumption and expectation of Allah
for as another ml. So then they did the best possible actions that they could do well in alpha and the one who does not have strong Eman And Allah, constantly disobeying Allah subhanaw taala as a one Nebula
ml, they didn't expect good from a law. So they didn't put forward good actions and good behavior. May Allah Subhana Allah make us of those who expect the best from him and give Allahu Subhana Allah the best of our actions and our abilities seeking the best reward from Allah subhana wa Tada. We ask Allah to show us the truth clearly as truth and protect and guide us to it and show us the falsehood clearly as falsehood and protect us from it. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to save us from confusion that would lead us astray. Tonight we have our ffm program. My pleasure to be with you as we talk about how to attain the level of Allah. That will be after salted ratio which is at 730. There is a
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