Servants Of The Most Merciful 3

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Indeed, all praise is due to Allah, we praise Him we seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray.

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And whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray in and can guide I bear witness that no one has the right to be worshipped. No one has the right to our ultimate love and devotion except Allah subhanho wa Taala 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 accept as Muslims, in the state of submission to Allah, 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

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of your kinship. Surely Allah is Ever and all watched 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 are the words of Allah. And the best guidance is that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was salam. And the worst thing in the religion or the newly invented matters for all the newly invented matters, or innovation, or bidder, and every bidder is misguidance, every misguidance leads to the hellfire.

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We're still spending our time with the blessed words of Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah Al Furqan, where Allah and His Majesty and His wisdom explains the traits and the characteristics of the believers, that he gives them a very beautiful title. And that's the servants of the Most Merciful or the slaves of the Most Merciful. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us from among those, so that we embody these traits and these personal descriptions, and we act upon them as Allah subhanaw taala is pleased with.

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We mentioned that the first description Allah gave them what it was this title that they are the servants, they are the slaves of Allah, the Most Merciful.

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And we explain that the way they carry themselves is so natural and so authentic, that makes them humble. There is no artificial, you know, aspects of their character, there is nothing on their part to be proven. There's no like, kind of validation that they are seeking from anyone else. So they are balanced. They are firm in their ground. They are authentic, they are truthful. They're just being true to the very creation that Allah has given them which is their natural fitrah the natural state of belief, the natural attitude towards Allah and towards life and towards the creation.

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And we said, these descriptions that Allah gives us the believers are interconnected, and you know it

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each one of them feeds into the other in a very organic system of being. And this is what Islam is actually calling us to.

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So Allah subhanaw taala describes some of their external aspects, like their behaviors, their speeches, how they carry themselves. And he also talks about the inner traits. And these are the inner secrets about their being who they are the actions of their hearts. What do they believe in? What do they think about? What shapes that external behavior, what are the things that they hold dearly, and we explain that Allah subhanaw taala has made that clear. And throughout this description, Allah is going to give a few of their external and internal or inner traits as human beings. And then Allah says how they treat other people, especially the ones who will act with

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ignorance, disrespect, with aggression, with lack of humanity, they don't engage in that kind of low attitude. They don't come from a low place within themselves. So when someone wrongs them, they simply just walk away with all respect without causing any offence. They just simply say, Solana peace, or any word to that effect, that brings about peace with that person without having to engage in that kind of argument or that kind of conversation. And Allah subhanaw taala also described one of the private aspects of their lives and that they spend the nights connected to Allah subhanaw taala, praying, standing in his presence, and prostrating themselves before him. They're aware,

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fully aware of the purpose behind their creation, and behind, they're aware and conscious of the meaning of this life, that it's all about a temporary kind of residence that we spent on this planet on Earth, until we returned to Allah subhanho wa taala. And our conduct, the way we treat life, the way we treat ourselves the way we utilize, and take advantage of this life, it will decide where we will end up eternally how we will spend our eternal life. So this is why these people are conscious that they need this connection with Allah, they need this relationship with Allah, they need to maintain it, they need, they need to nurture it and develop it day in and day out. And this is why

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they invest in the some quality time with Allah. And that's usually in the night, when the mind is clear, the heart is awake, the soul is vivid and active and anxious, and wants to connect with the unseen wants to connect with the reality behind everything. So it connects with our source of being with Allah subhanho wa taala. And this is where they find meaning. And this is where they draw their energy and their power and the inspiration and their motivation, and how and this is the thing that keeps them running, facing the challenges of life, the ups and downs of what they what they have to deal with on a daily basis.

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Then Allah subhanaw taala also explained some something about their mindset, what is going on in their minds? What are the thoughts that keep generating that kind of vigor, that kind of faith, that kind of, you know, centeredness, that kind of balance in their lives. So Allah subhanaw taala described that they are always conscious in the background of their minds. The fact that this is not the end, you know, this life is not everything, that there's another there's the next life. And there is a final abode, either in paradise or the hellfire. So they seek Allah's protection. They ask Allah and they beseech Him all the time to protect them from the punishment of the Hellfire,

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because they are aware that one day they will make their transition from this life into another phase. And in that phase, the consequences of the actions will will shape their life will shape their experience and will shape their destiny.

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So they seek Allah's protection, and they know that only Allah subhanaw taala can save him from the hellfire and they know that their actions are not going to amount to anything. It's only how Allah subhanaw taala receives the actions and multiplies the actions and rewards them in abundance.

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So they know they are conscious all the time. And this shapes almost every decision, every action, every state of mind, that they go through the fact that they are going to return to Allah and that there is punishment, and there is reward. Then Allah Subhan Allah to Allah and this is what we will be talking about today describes a very beautiful aspect of these people's lives or their lifestyle. And that's in principle, moderation, moderation.

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Allah subhanaw taala says, well, Lavina either un*able will amuse three four what a mere Portoro can be, you know, daddy kappa Juana

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and they are those that's another description. When they spend.

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They do not go overboard. They do so they don't overspend. They don't squander the money. They don't waste their money on trivial things, or things that have no

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meaning or bring no true benefit. What a miracle tomorrow and they do not spend in a miserly fashion, they're not tight fisted. They don't keep like when there is a necessity when there's a need for something, when there's a legitimate need human need to get something, they don't hold back the money. They know this money is a means. And it's meant to be spent for a good reason. So they have this moderation so they don't go overboard and they don't fall short of the mark, when it comes to spending, what can be in other Annika one in these two extremes, they have settled into a point of moderation. This is where these people live their lives. Allah subhanaw taala here gives a very

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clear example which is spending the financial aspect of their life. So all these traits that Allah has given us about these people,

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they also show in the field or in the area of their life, whether it's spending and there is money, it shows that these people are purposeful they spend for their money for a reason. So it could be a religious reason. And it could be a worldly reason that is legitimate spending, you know their money or for the family, to get an accommodation, to buy clothes, to buy food, to have a certain level of luxury, that's acceptable. And that's moderate. And that people agree this is something that's part and parcel of life. So they don't, for example, go and spend money buying things they will never need. And they will never use just for the sake of buying for the sake of shopping. Some people have

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this illness and have this weakness, and they just have this addiction to shopping and buying stuff they never need and they will never use and these things will will be kept in the storage room and will go to waste. This is what a Seraph is. This is what squandering is.

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And on the other hand, these people when there is a need, they don't say no, I'm very careful about my money. So I don't like I don't buy clothes, the kids need clothes, they don't go and buy them clothes, although they have the money, but they don't go and buy that their family needs, they have certain needs that don't meet their needs, because they worship the money, they want to keep it they can't, you know get they can't let go of it. That's acting in a miserly fashion. And these are not the traits of the believers. And the beauty about this is that their style of spending comes from their belief in Allah.

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It's an extension of their belief in Allah knowing and understanding the reality of this life, that Allah put me in this world. Allah let me go through this experience we call life. And he allowed me some resources, whether they are in the form of liquid money, or in the form of any kind of assets, even relationships.

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Allah has given me all of this. And on the other hand, Allah subhanaw taala has placed some needs within myself, within my immediate family, people who are I'm supposed to take care of, and other people as well, that circle could expand and could get bigger.

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So there are demands in life. So we know that this this is not the whole story. It's not about me just saving as much as much money as possible, and not spending it where it's needed. And not using it for a higher purpose, for a greater purpose, and a bigger reason. So they know the money and the wealth and the assets and the resources. These are means that are meant to serve me and serve the rest of humanity, to make our life to optimize our experience in this life in a way that makes us maximize our chances of entering paradise and protecting ourselves from the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala. So for them, the money falls under that rule under that heading under that umbrella.

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So this is a gift from Allah, it's not even mine, because one day I will have to give it up and leave it because I will be leaving this world. So I'm going to give up this money, whether I love it over there, I hate it. I am going to leave it one day I will be forced to leave it so it's not mine. It's a borrowed entity. It's been given to you to because Allah wants to test you and see how you act. And instead of it's not a matter of, you know panicking about how should I deal with my money. Because once you have this sentence centeredness, this connection, this love for Allah, this purposeful style and approach to life, that I am here to make it back to Allah in a healthy states.

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I am here to survive this challenge of this life and make it back to Allah with my soul and my heart intact. So all the resources I have, have been given to me by Allah

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Are because he wants me to use them in a way that benefits me and benefits the people around me and benefits who ever I can reach out to. So this is how they use it. This is where the moderation in the balance comes about. It's not a matter of calculations, it's not a matter of oh, is this thing, you know, is you know, if I spend money on this thing, would this be considered to be a Seraph or squandering or wasting money? Would that be as rough? Sometimes it's not that specific, is just your general attitude, your general attitude? Do you worship money? Do you worship it? Or do you even have no value for it? So you actually just wasted on things that bring you no value. And obviously,

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that means that other people who have more right to this money like your immediate family, or other people in your community or your society who are in need, where you can help them? They're not even getting the share of that money? That's the question. It's an ethical question. And this is where moderation comes about.

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Now, this is the obvious and apparent meaning of this verse. But this is not the whole story from the verse as we have seen in the previous weeks, there's always an underlying principle that we need to pay attention to, and that's moderation.

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So the believer of being connected to Allah subhanaw taala. Being so conscious and aware

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about the reality of this life, and being so authentic to Allah and so authentic to all human beings and all the creatures that Allah have played Allah has placed in this universe.

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The believers the true meaning, they strike a balance in all their efforts in their relationships, there is a balance. So when they love they love moderately

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and by the way, Healthy Love is moderate by nature. So if someone is loving and they overdo it, there is something wrong there's an illness within that they are trying to compensate for.

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This is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said be heavy back when and

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I said a year corner but he'll book a yo man man. Well, I book a body block a woman man, I sat in your corner heavy Becca, Yo man, ma the prophets of salaam teaches us moderation in relationships. He says when you love someone you love them moderately. That doesn't mean you don't offer your love to your kids and your spouse, and your parents and your siblings and your friends. Not you offer that love. But it's not a sick love that you overdo it. It's not some kind of lack that you're trying to compensate and make up for in that kind of relationship. Because sometimes, this attachment comes from a sick place within oneself. You know, when you get so much attached to

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someone, even that person feels appalled by that they feel put off by that, because it's not healthy. So true, authentic love is balanced by its own nature. And when Allah subhanaw taala occupies our hearts, and our hearts can only be filled with the love of Allah, they can only be fulfilled, they can only be satisfied with the love of Allah because the heart was created for Allah alone. And that's by the way, what worship really means. All the scholars of Islam have made it clear that the essence of the word worship of the concept of worship is love. And in Mahoba love, ultimate love

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that is mixed with fear and hope in Allah subhanaw taala that's what worship is about. So when the heart is filled and filled and satisfied with the love of Allah subhana wa Tada it cannot, it cannot have a due or overdue the love to any other human being. So the Prophet SAW Selim is teaching us when you love someone, you love them moderately, because life changes and one day this person could just turn into your enemy, and how often this happens, we reveal our secrets. We open up so much to that person, we reveal so much about ourselves that it becomes a non return kind of approach. You can't go back no return point.

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And when that person for some reason changes, or you change, and you lose that relationship, you feel bad about all the secrets that you reveal, and there was no need for them.

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And also the prophets of salaam says when you have an enmity or hatred towards someone, you do it moderately, so you don't become aggressive or excessive in your enmity or in your dislike or in your hatred towards that person. So you don't do injustice to them. You don't overdo the hatred or the enmity

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because life changes and that person could turn into a friend to you. So how would you fix that situation? So the Prophet SAW Selim teaches us that moderation so the Muslim, the true believer always strikes moderation in all their aspects not only in the financial realm of their life, but also in their relationship.

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shifts in their emotions, how often you will find someone they go through a calamity. They lose all hope.

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They turn completely desperate, they lose it. And they might even become aggressive towards other people. And sometimes people say and sometimes unfortunately, they verbalize it. They say, I have anger against Allah. Why is he doing all of this to me, and I've heard this many times from Muslims.

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That means big vulnerable, but the believer, the true believer whose heart is connected to Allah, they know the reality of this life. You know, they have the centeredness, they have this balance, the wind of life doesn't blow them away, they maintain a balance. So yes, they go through hardship, they suffer the pain, but they still maintain a sense of contentment and connection to Allah that keeps them balanced. And that's where the strength of the believer comes. And that's one aspect of the meaning of the Hadith, where the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam says, me know, a week I have, in Allah minute moment of life, that the strong believer is bereits, Allah is closer to Allah, than the

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weak believer who doesn't have this balance, and this centered centeredness, and the strength of character.

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And when ease comes, sometimes people get over joyful, they rejoice so much, that they start committing haram, they start doing a lot of nonsense. They start even wronging other people, and they behave out of that balance and moderation. And you can see that life takes them one day up, one day down, so they fluctuate with life. But someone who's got this maturity, maturity that comes with belief, they have this balance. So when life strikes them with hardship, they're patient, and they maintain their composure.

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And well, life opens up to them and gives them a lot of blessings and reasons to be happy. They experienced that happiness, they enjoy it, but they don't overdo it. They're still balanced. They're still balanced. And this makes the Muslim more centered. So this is part of the balance that we human beings have. And this is why Islam makes you and me and you and her and everyone makes them stronger. But when we approach it, the way the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and his companions approached it, in a way when we open up our hearts, and we try to live Islam, not just talk about it, not just theorize about it, not just memorize books and words about it, memorize all of this,

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but embody it, live it be truthful, be authentic to Allah. So when you read the Hadith implemented, and live by it, this is when Islam will, will, will give you the fruits and you will be able to read them, read them and benefit from them. So Islam is a way of life.

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It's not a it's not some sort of cults. It's not some sort of empty loyalty. It's a way of life that makes that raises and pushes up the quality of this life on Earth. And this is what all the scholars have sold. And the macro side of Sharia the objectives of Sharia have made clear, they said Islam, Allah, Allah sent down Islam to enhance the quality of life in the short term and the long term and they said short term that means immediately and long term means even in this life on the long term, because the anchor is sorted out, there's no need to fix it is taken care of Islam was sent to fix this life. So anyone who thinks that Islam is impractical, or any anything in Islam, lacks

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practicality and lacks benefit, practical benefit. They don't know what they're talking about. Islam is a system to enhance the quality of the life of every one on Earth. And this is what it teaches us. And through moderation. Islam gives you that kind of balance through connection with Allah, you are immune to the ups and downs of life. They will touch you, they will affect you, but they will not throw you out of balance. They will, Islam will make you firm and your ground will make you stronger will make you balanced.

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And if you read through the biographies of the Prophet SAW Selim himself like he went through so much, right, so much that he went through the death of so many closed ones, the death of his companions being martyred and being killed in the battlefield in in some atrocious ways. Still, the Prophet SAW Selim did not lose the balance did not lose the hope and Allah even when he himself was injured in the Battle of ahead, he himself was about to make dua against the machete King that Allah Santeria reminded him then he says, Allah homophilic Only for anomala lemon, oh, ALLAH forgive my people they don't know. They don't know. That's the balance. Yes, you take in the hardship you take

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in the ease and the blessing, but it doesn't throw you out of balance. You remain balanced because your eyesight and your heart sight is attached to the Hereafter. And you know, all the ups and downs of this life are simply nothing. It's within a limited range. So you don't lose your mind with hardship. And by the way, if you

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we're so dependent on circumstances that you need circumstances, to shape themselves in a certain way for you to be happy. That means you have opened up your chest and your heart to circumstances to define the quality of your life. So if you are happy with blessings, if you're over happy with blessings, you will be over sad with hardships. But when you are balanced, you're happy. And you're happy in a balanced way, with ease and blessings come your way. When hardship comes your way.

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You will be moderately sad and you will take that hardship with confidence. And with trust in Allah you will experience the pain but it will not throw you out of balance Apollo probably had that was the federal law Hollywood.

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And hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Nabina Muhammad in early he was happy as you met in this is we see how Allah subhanaw taala teaches us how to live our life in the Quran. Simple, very simple, very practical, and very beneficial. It's not like, Okay, you have to do this, you have to do this, everything in Islam that says you have to do this, it's meant for you. But when you don't see the other end, you find it a burden. But when you see where it leads to, that's when you start to see the point in it. This is when you will start to see the hope in it. And there is I'm telling you, there's no way that's from Allah subhanaw taala from the Creator of the heavens and

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the earth, your Creator, He knows what's good for you. He knows what fixes life, he knows how things were run, and he knows how things will go. So you will only find peace you will only find practicality, you will only find balance in life, and you will only find what every human soul is seeking and that's an optimal experience in this world you will only find it in the words of ALLAH, but it's just a matter of how much you invest in this book of Allah subhanaw taala how much you invest in it. Do you only give it your tongue and your ears or do you give it your total being your totality is opening up to the Quran offering yourself to to see how much is going to pay you back

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