Servants Of The Most Merciful 1
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all praises due to Allah we praise Him we seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge and protection in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides done, none can lead astray. And whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, Nan can guide are you bear witness that no one has the right to be worshipped. No one has the right to our ultimate love and devotion, except Allah alone, who has no partners. And I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was Salam is His servant, and His messenger. Or you who believe fear Allah as he should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam, or mankind, be
dutiful to your Lord who created you from a single person. And from him he created his wife, and from them both, he created many men and women, and fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual rights and observe the rights of your kinship. Surely Allah is Ever and all watcher over you.
Or you who believe keep your duty to Allah, fear Him, and speak the truth. He will direct you to righteous deeds and will forgive you your sins and whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best speech is the book of Allah.
And the best guidance. The best way of life is that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was salam. And the worst thing in the religion are the newly invented matters for all the newly invented matters or innovation and bigger, and every bit that is misguidance. And every misguidance takes its people to the hellfire.
We're still going to spend some time more with the words of Allah subhanho wa taala. And this time, we will move to a number of verses in Surah Al Furqan.
And this is one of the say most powerful, strikingly powerful, impactful surah in the Quran, especially that it was revealed in the early stages of the prophethood of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the name of the surah is quite powerful. It's Al Furqan. And Furqan is the difference. The clear marker between truth and falsehood, between good and bad. So throughout the Surah, Allah subhanaw taala proves the messenger ship or the prophethood of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he mentions the signs that we find in the creation and the horizons in all this magnificent creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah so Allah appoints or directs our attention to
reflect on the creation of Allah, in order to draw our attention to the fact that this creation was not created in vain. It's meant there for reason, and it carries a message that communicates so powerfully to our hearts and our senses and our attention.
And this is how we are supposed to deal with the creation of Allah. And this is why one of the Muslim poet said what
frequently say in law who do hola hola hola. Heydo in everything in the creation. In everything here you find in the universe, there is a sign, there is a sign for you pointing to the fact that Allah is the only one. Allah is the only Lord of the universe, the only Creator of the universe, the only Sustainer of the universe, and the only one who deserves to be worshipped, the only one who deserves our ultimate love and devotion, the only one who deserves that we live for Him, we live our lives, for him being our ultimate purpose. It's only Allah subhana wa taala. So this surah points us to this fact. And it creates a context around this notion that you should reflect on the creation of
Allah. Then Allah concludes this surah by describing the people that will he will admit into paradise, the people that he describes them first and the first description he gives them, is so powerful and it touches every heart that is searching for the truth. Allah Subhan Allah Allah, Allah subhanaw taala says, what a bird or a man, Allah is saying about the servants, the slaves of the Most Merciful of Allah. So Allah subhanaw taala is defining them first by being servants, by being slaves by being obedient to Allah subhanho wa taala. This is the first description of them. And Allah, like surprisingly, Allah, He doesn't say were a bad doula. He doesn't say the servants of
Allah. He says, a bad man, the servants and the slaves are over Rockman Why did Allah choose this name,
just to show that in order to attain Allah's Mercy, the way is to open up your heart to Allah connect to him, and be a true slave of him.
And to eliminate one misconception, sometimes there are human beings who have lived away from the guidance of the prophets, Allah said them, so within them, there is arrogance, there is pride, that makes them claim that they are free from everything, they are free to choose anything. And it's up to them to choose their way of life. I mean, you have this choice, but choice comes with consequences. So you have to live with the consequences of those choices. And Allah subhanaw taala is offering you the best choice. You can either choose it or leave it but you will deal with the consequences. So Allah subhanaw taala is offering us a pathway to His Mercy,
a clear way to attaining His mercy and that's, that's to be a servant of Allah subhanho wa taala. And for the people who think I don't want to be a slave, I don't want to be enslaved. I don't want to give up my choice. I don't want I don't I want to live my life on my terms. Allah subhanaw taala is making it clear here, that you are not a slave to a human being. You are not a slave to a creature just like you, you are not a slave to a system. You are not a slave to a government. You are not a slave to an animal, you're not a slave to an idea.
But you're a slave to the Most Merciful. And that's the ultimate freedom. This is the ultimate freedom. And for some people, whether Muslims or non Muslims who think Islam takes away our sense of freedom or our choice, Allah subhanaw taala is making it clear here, that when you become when you choose to become the servant of Iraqi man, the servant of the Most Merciful, what you are actually doing, you're choosing the way and the path to freedom. Because living the life on your terms, if you search deep within yourself, if you look deep within your heart, within your very essence, as a human being, you will find that you are designed and you are created to worship Allah so that these
are your true terms. But oftentimes, we swallow the brainwashing, hook, line and sinker we swallow the ideas that are circulated in this society that are transmitted to us and circulated through the media and different outlets and different educational system. And we think these are our terms. No, but you have been programmed this way, by external influences. So Allah is saying to you, you want to find real freedom, you can only find it by becoming the slave of the Most Merciful. And that's a very powerful notion, a powerful way to describe the believers. This is the first criteria criterion, the first description of the believers, they are a bad or rough man, the Most Merciful.
This is like this is one of the most beautiful names of Allah subhanho wa Taala because it brings about love from the heart.
It awakens the love for Allah in your heart. So Allah is going to describe them in a series of verses to show
Are you what a man how a man shapes you as a human being, making it clear that a man is not just an idea in your head. It's not just blind loyalty to some empty slogan.
Islam is a way of life. It's a way of thinking. It's a way of being. It's a way of experiencing life that makes you reach the optimal state of human life ever. That's what Islam is designed for. And this is why it was given to us. So Allah subhanaw taala, is going to describe the believers in a way that will show you that there is no way to live better than that. But as I said, previously, oftentimes, we glean over the verses, we just skim through the pages of the Quran, and thinking it's all about reciting the words, it's all about taking the surface meaning and that's it, then we go back to our ways in life, we live our life in our terms, or what we think to be our terms, we think
life on the kind of programming and conditioning that was enforced on us, in a subtle way through the society, through our upbringing, through our environment, through the schooling, et cetera. But Allah subhanaw taala is awakening our very true nature in these verses. So Allah is describing now, the servants of the Most Merciful Rebadow Rahman, Allah saying, These are my servants, and I am the most merciful. Do you see the connection with Allah? Do you feel the loyalty to Allah, and it's a two way loyalty, Allah is saying, These are my servants. So this loyalty is reciprocated with Allah, it's a two way kind of loyalty. So Allah subhanaw taala, saying you our mind, and our will be there
for you. That's what it means. A bad man. And Levine, I am sure now.
The second description, they work, they work on Earth, they work on earth, Allah says the word in Arabic Hona. Oftentimes you will find in the translations of the Quran, they will walk on Earth with humility, this is part of the meaning. But how Hoonah in Arabic essentially means with ease, and spontaneity, being so natural. So the ones who walk on Earth, the true believers, when a man grows in your heart, when it's awakened in your heart, when you sustain this Eman and grow it and embrace it, even the way you walk on Earth would be different. The way you carry yourself when you're walking in the street, when you walk in, in the market, when you're walking at home, what does that
do to you, it makes you walk with ease, you're so natural, you come back to human nature. So you walk with ease, and humility, and humbleness and respect. That's how you work so so you do not accentuate your walking, you do not fake it, you do not pretend you do not puff your chest up. That's what it means. So you do away with all these, all this external pretense, this external facade that most of us the masks that we try to walk around with, you get rid of all of this, you don't have to wear a mask. You don't have to put on a certain personality. You don't have to give a certain impression. You're not worried about this. Because your heart is with Allah. And you know,
you can be yourself, you can be true to yourself, you can be true to Allah, you can be natural you can you can be who you truly are, this is what a man makes you do. So you walk around with is
you're not making any calculations about how people see you what people think about you how people want you to be, you're concerned about Allah. And this makes you natural. So you walk around with ease, and that saves a lot of your energy. So they walk around with ease, how now, you being so natural, you don't have to walk in a certain way. You don't have, for example, to mimic someone else's style of walking. And just to go deeper into as we prescribed previously, that we're not going to limit ourselves to the obvious meaning or the surface meaning that means in all our affairs as believers if you truly embrace Eman, the way it will make, what the influence a man will have
upon you is that it will make you natural, spontaneous, humble in all your efforts, not only walking so that includes when you're sitting, when you're talking to people, when you're dealing with others, when you're raising your children. When you're speaking to your spouse, when you're conducting business. When you reading the book of Allah when you reading a book, so you become so authentic. You don't have to fake anything. You don't have to worry about management impression. You don't have to create an impression.
So you worry the only concern for you is just to be true and be authentic. So you carry yourself
with ease. You don't make so many calculations about everything around you. You're just being yourself. And this is why the believers, this is why they have pure hearts. This is why they have clear minds. And this is something that a man is supposed to give to you naturally. And if we don't feel it, then there is something wrong we doing you know, we're doing it. There's something wrong in the way we're doing it, are we going about getting it and embracing it and nurturing it.
Islam makes us so authentic, so easygoing, as a human being so you saw natural, you walk around, just being natural. You talk to people, you're just being yourself, you don't have to speak in a certain fashion. You don't have to speak in a certain way. You don't have to,
you know, mimic someone else's tone of voice or pretends to be someone you're not. You're just being true to yourself because you are being true to Allah subhanaw taala This is what a man does to you. So when you are the seventh of Allah, this is what a man gives you. This is how it makes you walk around and in all your states of being in all the interactions in all your affairs, where a bad rush man and Levine I am Shuna lol.
So there is another element of this verse is that there is no place for pride and arrogance in the life of a true believer.
There is no place for that the Prophet SAW Allah salaam when he was asked about Kibber, about arrogance about haughtiness, and about pride, false pride, what is it?
He said, But Allah will help they will comment on us.
Arrogance is denying the truth turning away from the truth, turning away from Allah subhanaw taala. And looking down upon people looking with contempt at other people. These are the two elements of Cuba. This is how it manifests itself.
So you say it's my idea that I'm interested in I'm not interested in what you say to be the truth. You're not searching for the truth you just you trying to assert yourself, prove your ideas, get some kind of validation for yourself and for your ideas and for your pride and and you know for your status among people. So you worried about all of this, but when you embrace faith when you embrace a man, when you are being authentic, you don't worry about none of this because you have this peace within you have the security within that you know you're rich enough inside that you don't need any external validation. You don't need any external
recognition and respect. You have you have it from inside because it comes from Amen. And this is what the prophets Allah Salam described as Rena neffs he said Alina Alina knifes real wealth is the sufficiency that you find within yourself. And this sufficiency and this safety and security that the people experience inside, even if their conditions are, are difficult and challenging. They still have the safety, the security, this balance within that can never be thrown out of balance. It comes with a man.
It comes with embracing the truth and being a true servant of Allah subhanaw taala when you obey Him, when you worship him, When you pray to him five times a day at least. And you express your gratitude, you express your love, you express your longing to meeting Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and being close to him in paradise.
So there is no place for arrogance and pride in the life of a Muslim No way. These cannot be combined in a pride cannot be combined in the heart with Eman This is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
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your PA hormone nurse will be Akademie him. The arrogant people, the proud people who walk around with arrogance and haughtiness, they don't even listen to your point of view. They're not willing to consider other points of view, they think they have figured it all by themselves. They know it all. I know what it's what it's all about. It's my opinion, it's my status. It's all about me, me, the I mind. It's all about this, this kind of selfishness that makes you look down upon people that takes away your attention from being concerned with other people and their affairs and their welfare.
So it limits your vision to your selfish ego that is destroying your life first and foremost. So the Prophet said those people on the Day of Judgment, they will be resurrected like the ants, just like the ants and people will be stepping on them on the Day of Judgment.
So the punishment
is exactly exactly matches the greatest sin and which is the kibble and arrogance and pride. Were a bad ramen Illa de
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what either hot tub or hormonal Jaya he Luna Carlos. So Alana was describing them he described the relationship with Allah. They are the bad the servants of the Most Merciful. That's the description, the main description. How does this reflect on them? How does this email reflect upon them, they walk around with ease that easygoing people. And this is why the prophets of salaam said I mean, we left over your left. The believer is someone you can easily get on with, and he gets easily on with you.
He's a person that when you meet him, you feel I know him already. I can, I can relate easily to this person.
And Latina, I'm sure I'll probably hang in there. So these people walk around with ease. And that means they carry themselves in all their affairs with ease and humility, and respect. So you find love and respect emanating showing through their eyes shining through their presence, you feel it in their presence, you don't have to assert yourself, you don't have to prove yourself. You don't have to make an impression in their presence because you feel comfortable.
These are the these are the believers. So you can see a man has practical consequences on our daily life and our daily experience is not just a mental or intellectual experience. It's not just an idea in your head. It has an impact, it changes your the very state of your presence. Your experience in life is completely changed and transformed with emotion and faith. And this is why we definitely need to embrace it.
A lot of us think that Eman is going to Allah subhanaw taala through Iman wants to make our life hard here and challenging. And then on the day of judgment, we will enjoy it on but this is a time for challenge and hardship and no place for enjoyment. That's not the truth. That's not the truth Eman and faith and everything about Islam was sent to make our experience in this life optimal and positive because that's the only way to make it to paradise.
What either hot tub or Homolka who don't follow Salama after Allah describes their state of belief and describes the way they carry themselves their general demeanor.
Allah describes how they deal with other people specifically the ones who have the opposite description the opposite way of life. We're either caught up at home and when they are addressed or when they are, you know dealt with by Elijah he alone. A lot of people are a lot of the translations of the Quran I found that they translated as the ignorance, the ignorance but the world the word Elijah hill or ignorant in Arabic is much more than the ignorant. And Jahan is something who knows the truth but then does not follow it. He knows you should he should respect you but he doesn't respect you. He knows that you're right but he still takes it away.
That's what a Jehan is and this is why the the poet from The Times pre Islamic times he said Allah Allah Helen harden Allah Yuna, financial Allah focaccia Halal Jaya Helina let no one exercise his gentle his oppression and his arrogance against us, lest we will develop a higher level of jehlen ignorance and oppression.
So gehele is describes two things in the Arabic language. It describes the person who knows the truth but doesn't follow it and doesn't have the inspiration to follow it and comply and live by it. And another type of vaginal oral Jahan is the one who doesn't who has false knowledge, but he thinks it's true. So he talks to you about something when everything he knows about it is wrong. And he thinks he knows but you don't know.
That's an agenda. This is why his behavior his demeanor is wrong. So Allah is saying, when the true servants of Allah none of the Most Merciful when they deal with such people.
The way they treat them, they don't engage. They don't stoop to that level. They don't good engage in oppression and in full speech or low kind of language, what they do, they say, Peace, Salama Carlos and Anna peace. And some people think that's that's it. But this is a proper interaction. It's not only peace, and that's it. But that describes the general way of handling these people. They do not challenge them. They do not waste their time with them.
They do not try to engage in their argumentativeness they don't engage in that. They just let it go. So they don't have because of their inner security. They are in a balance. They don't feel any need to be right in that situation. Someone will come to them and say, you know, I know this and you'll know that what you did what you did was wrong and
And you should do it this and listen that way. They don't, you know, get offended. They don't take it personal. So they don't say no, no, it's not like this is that that and this is the proof. And that's the proof. They don't engage in this. They don't have time for this. Because they can see the arrogance, they can see the pride this they can see the argumentative nature in these people, they realize this is a dead end.
This is not a good investment of my time. So they say thank you. That's what it means. So any word that signifies peace, any attitude that signifies peace towards these people, shows this is the general attitude. Thank you so much. I appreciate your advice. Thanks a lot. Have a good day. It's as simple as that in our, in our modern terms, this is how it should be generally speaking, so they don't engage in that kind of low action or low argumentation. Akula already had our stuff from law.
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Nabina, Muhammad Ali, he also had big mind. So all of what we said is just taking some lessons from one verse, one short verse, and there's only one line from the Quran. But you can see the Quran has a lot of wisdom has the Quran is loaded. And it can only reveal that beauty and that depth within it is when we invest our time and our attention. And we decided to take the Quran as a friend, we decided to take the Quran as our companion as something we engage in and read and learn and benefit from because these are the words of Allah subhanaw taala. So just a small description of the believers and you can see how far we can take it,
and how practical the manifestations are. And we can go on and on for the rest of the day, just talking about how these simple three descriptions one line, how we can create a whole way of life, a comprehensive, complete way of life, how we should carry it carry ourselves. But what you when you look at Iraq, when you look around at Muslims, when you look around at how we carry ourselves, unfortunately, we don't seem to, there are some people who read these verses, often they know them by heart, but you don't see them. And that's a problem. That's a big problem that we have, when it comes to the Quran that we read the words of Allah, we don't we don't take heed of them, we don't
benefit from them. We don't turn them into a way of life into an action into an action plan. We don't live by them. And that's really problematic. And that means there's a it signifies there's a serious problem that we have in the way we're dealing with the Quran. So these are about the roadmap and you can see that belief in Allah embracing faith in Allah and Eman in Allah and worshiping being a true servant of Allah subhanaw. Taala is not just a simple act, it is so deep and so powerful that it changes your whole experience of life, that it makes you walk around natural, being natural, being just a human being humble human being who's authentic, who's truthful.
And it also shows that when you deal with other people, when they are ignorant when they are oppressive when they are argumentative, when they are haughty, and arrogant and proud. And when they are, you know, pushy. The way you deal with them is that they never make you lose your balance. You Don't stoop to their argumentations you Don't stoop into engaging in some, some some argument and mutual insults. You don't do this. You look at them. And you see they're coming from a position of weakness, which is pride, it's a position it's a low place to be in. So you recognize this and you feel bad for them. So if you know you can't change them, if you can see in that attitude in that
vicious cycle, they are caught up in a pattern they can't break from.
All you need to do is preserve yourself at the moment. So you walk away, but with respect without disrespecting them without offending them. Peace or seas. See you later. Or Thanks for your advice. Thanks for your concern. I appreciate it. And I hope things will turn out well for you. And that's it. So feel pity for those people. It's not like you're dealing with arrogance piece. A lot of you know and I've seen this from some brothers. Basically they want to apply this verse for someone when someone talks to them, they say peace. They say it in an arrogant matter or in an arrogant manner. And this is completely contrary to the verse. This is completely contrary to the verse. Allah is
just saying how and I am sure none of the homeowner and all their efforts, they are easy going, they're humble. So they don't act with arrogance. So once you try to implement something, but you don't embody it in your being in the state of your heart, you feeling the humbleness and you're not doing this for the sake of Allah. That's not what Allah wants from you. And the only way you can do it is when you are truthful to Allah. When you are obedient to Allah when you open up your heart to the Quran, and you ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide you and keep you on the truth on it.
daily basis the prophets Allah Salam would ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep his heart on the truth, every day, every day. He would do this so many times, this way his wife, actually Allah and as she said, often I would hear the prophets of Allah Salam say, Allahu Maya mocha label a little bit a bit Colby allergenic, Allah, you are the one who turns around the hearts. Keep my heart, on your religion on the truth on your revelation on the message that you sent to me. Keep it on the truth. So and that's the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this is part of what Eman gives to us. This is part of what how it shapes our personality and our character so I asked Allah
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