Servants Of The Most Merciful 4
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belongs to Allah. We praise Him. We seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge and protection and Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray. And whomsoever Allah abandons and leaves to go astray and uncon guide, I bear witness that no one has the right to be worshipped. None has the right to our ultimate love and our ultimate devotion but Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, who has no partners, and they bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was seldom 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
submission. As muslims to Allah, all 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, the rights of your kinship, surely Allah is Ever and all water over you, or all 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, 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 are the newly invented matters, the newly introduced matters for all the newly invented and introduced matters into the religion. They are innovation and bidder, and every bidder is misguidance, and every misguidance leads to the hellfire.
We're still trying to extract treasures from the beautiful words of Allah subhanho wa taala. Seeing for ourselves that the words of Allah or the Quran is not just theory is not just abstract instructions. It's basically a way of life, a practical, applicable way of life guidance by which we can live. And by following that guidance and implementing it in every aspect of our lives, and every facet of our activities and an experience of this world, we can see that this guidance gives us an optimal experience in this world during our short stay here on Earth. Before we leave and make the transition to the next phase of our existence. We've seen the words of Allah are so powerful, so
practical, they're so simple and straightforward to deal with. Yet they are so deep and profound, that they address different realities at the same time. So they give us such a rich experience. And they give us full guidance as to how we can carry ourselves how we can handle this life, how we can deal with every aspect of our lives.
We were dealing for a few weeks with how Allah subhanaw taala describes
the elite of mankind, the best of his creation, and these are the ones that he calls a bad man the servants of the Most Merciful, showing that they are close
To him, that they and that the number one trait or aspect of himself that he treats them with is His mercy, His mercy and His compassion and his love. So Allah subhanaw taala gives us a detailed description of what kind of people they are, and what are the principles that are guiding their lives, that are guiding their behavior that are guiding their thought process and their decisions and their private life and their public exposure to other human beings. And we mentioned that Allah subhanaw taala says, the first thing after describing them with Eman and being the servants of Allah, that they are the ones and I'm just gonna go over it very quickly because there was a gap of
two weeks. Allah subhanaw taala says, These are the servants of Allah hermandad Walk on Earth with humility and humbleness. And we said, this basically refers to the fact that they live naturally. They live true to themselves, they live true to Allah subhanaw taala. They don't have to create impressions, they don't have to manage impressions, they don't have to get any validation from any human being that is just so authentic, so natural, so simple, so straightforward as human beings. So they live this life without such worries about what other people think about them or what other people's say about them. That doesn't make any difference, because they know life is far beyond
this. And there are things that are more important in life than just worrying about how people judge you or think about you or what they say about you. So this is why they they have the they place themselves in a position where they can live an authentic way of life and authentic way of life. They are true to everything. They are true to Allah, they are true to themselves, they are true to the creation. They don't have to fake any kind of reaction, any kind of behavior. Every whatever is in their hearts, you will find it manifesting on their tongues and through their actions. It's the same and that's the definition of suit and truthfulness and authenticity.
Makana Phil colabello Hara Allah Lisa, Anwar al Jawara. That's how they are. There's no duplicity on their part.
And let the NAMM show now a little ugly how now what either hataoka Homolka Hironaka Lu selama, when they are wronged when they are addressed by people who oppress people who transgress people who disrespect people who don't live their lives, according to these high standards, all they say they don't engage with them, they don't really try to fight back. They don't try to be right in other people's presence. They don't mind they just they give up. They give precedence to being kind over being great. And they don't have a problem really walking away with respect, even if it seems that they lost an argument or they lost a certain situation, because that's not on their agenda. They
don't care. It doesn't make any difference.
So they do respectfully, but they do not engage with the people who don't live up to those standards. And all they say is peace Salaam and they've even they walk away because they have something more important to engage in. They have a greater higher purpose to live for. They have a better investment for their time and for their life. And they know that's what life is about.
You don't have to fight every battle that comes your way. Because most of the battles that are available to us are lost battles and both people or both parties are losers, regardless of the one who wins.
You don't have to fight all the battles you don't have to pick up all the battles that you come across.
Will Lavina Joby tune a little bit him so Jaden waka Yama, Allah explains some of the private part of their life,
a private aspect of their life,
that they spend their nights worshipping Allah subhanaw taala, standing in his presence, crying the hearts out to him supplicating to him reciting his own words, no one sees them. No one knows about them, no one gives them credit because they don't want credit for not from no one.
They just want to connect to Allah. And they know their hearts were created for that. So they enjoy it the most.
And this gives them the depth and the strength.
So public strength and public victory. What comes before it is the work that you do in private when no one recognizes it, when you get no credit for it.
What you do in private shows in public, so if it's good, it will ultimately show
so the worship Allah they know a lot of the early generations they expressed that need lots of Fiona Felder used to say either a label for it what either and the hurdle hasn't. When the night time comes, I feel happy and I rejoice because that's time for me to meet with Allah. I start conversing with him. But when the daytime comes, I get a bit depressed because now I have to engage in everyday life.
By the way, that's a very high standard. But Islam also teaches us how to engage with every aspect of our daily life having a loss
cannot Allah is our ultimate. And so we deal with people, we treat people for the sake of Allah. And we can see how we can treat Allah subhanaw taala through them. That's what the scholars of Islam have tried to make so clear. And the example of our Prophet sallallahu sallam, and his great companions, is a shining example of this.
And they are the ones as we said, on their minds, there's always the notion of the Hereafter, and that there will be a punishment, severe punishment on the Day of Judgment for the people who don't live their lives, right, people who don't make a good investment of their lives, people who are not true to Allah, who are not true to themselves, who are not true to the creation.
And they waste the great resources Allah and Allah has given them. So this is why these people have this end, at the background of their mind all the time. So it shapes their decisions that shapes their actions that shapes their way of life. So they say oh, we supplicate to Allah Robina sort of Anna dabba Jahannam in Bihar, Kandahar, Allah protect us from the punishment of the Hellfire, indeed, it's punishment is everlasting, and is so painful.
Will Lavina Then another aspect Allah Subhana Allah shows us we'll let you know either un* Allah mutually for well, and we actually work Anabaena Danica Kawana, these are the ones that when, when they spend, and that's the financial aspect, they do not go overboard, and they do not fall short of the mark, they are moderate. So they know they spend the money wisely. They don't act miserly. And they don't squander the money here and there for things that bring about no benefit, whether matters of the dunya, or matters of the accelerometers of the of the dean.
They know how to spend the money, they know it's just a means they're not attached to the money, and then not reckless about the money. They know it's an asset, it's a gift from Allah, it's a blessing from Allah. And the way to be thankful to Allah subhanaw taala in this as well in this respect, is actually to use it wisely for a good end matters of this life, that our basic needs, and our personal needs, our family needs, our society's needs, our global needs. But also we do not go overboard with that. So when the time comes that we need it, we don't find it, or when other people are more in need of it and they cannot survive. We can't help them. We have disempowered ourselves.
And we said this is just the surface meaning of this verse, the deeper meanings, the principle behind that moderation in every aspect, in your relationships, in your professional life and your personal life and everything there is moderation, you strike the middle course and everything you do. And that's what wisdom is. And this is where good decisions are actually found. extremes are never something recommended at all in the religion of Islam,
in any aspect. And it's easy to fall into an extreme because you can pick up something, a verse from the Quran, or Hadith from the prophets, salam, one aspect of the life of the prophet saw Salem, one aspect of the religion of Islam, and focus on it to the exclusion of other aspects of this beautiful system of Islam. And what happens if gone into extreme. So you start pushing yourself hard judging others because they don't see what you see. And you think that's how it's how it works. But you don't realize that you have left out so many great things and you can't strike a balance. And this is the reason why your judgment is imbalanced. And it's injust when it comes to judging other people
when it comes to even considering the state of other people. So you start seeing yourself better than them. And that's the root cause of a lot of the extremism that is done in the name of Islam as we see it today.
Then Allah subhanaw taala and this is the first of today, Allah subhanaw taala reveals the essence of these beautiful aspects of the Muslim character. Allah reveals the very essence the very foundation of this beautiful Islamic Muslim character.
When he says what Levine Allah, Allah, He ILA, and
these are the ones who don't worship anyone other than Allah. They do not worship anyone besides Allah and for some reason, maybe linguistic, maybe historical. It seems that we do not appreciate the beauty and the intimacy of the word, worship,
worship in the Arabic language and many other languages as well. So like in English, specifically Old English and French and other European languages and other languages as well. Worship has the same essence as what we call love.
Even in English, when someone loves another person so much they say he, for example, he worships her. She worst worships Him, like when there is excessive love, very powerful, overwhelming love.
This expression is used.
So love a worship in the Arabic language as the scholars have explained the essence of soul a birder, and muhabba, that's the essence of worship is loving Allah subhanaw taala from the bottom of your heart, loving your source of being the one who brought you into existence, the one who gave you your soul, the one who gave you your heart, the one who gave you your body, the one who gave you all the everything on earth, everything in this universe, put it at your service to make life possible for you here. So you go through this test called life.
And he keeps your heart beating, and your lungs, taking an air and discharging it. And all the devices, all the systems in your body are working by virtue of his command, and his gifts and his blessings.
You live in a cushion, you live in an ocean, of the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala and his care, his delicate, specific, intricate care in every aspect of your life.
Even the blink of an eye is a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala the feelings you feel are a blessing from Allah, the experience, the way how you experience life is a blessing from Allah, everything about you is a gift from Allah for Noah, and he doesn't ask anything in exchange of it.
He just says, live this life. And here's the system to live it fully. So you can reap the fruits on the day of judgment. And people think, you know, why should I? You know, pay Allah back? Why should I spend my life trying to do something for Allah when I do what I want.
But Allah even put in your very essence and your very core, they need to be thankful to him. And he gave you the system to fulfill this and to live according to this. But we think we can outsmart Allah subhanaw taala.
And the problem is, everything, the reality of everything will be revealed towards the end of your life when it's too late.
And it's not like the realities are hidden. The realities are there everywhere around us. If you just open your eyes, open your heart. And see. That's it.
That's all you need to do to see the reality of everything. It's all clear. It's only your obsession
with what you don't really need. It's your obsession with competition. It's your obsession with possessions. It's your obsession with being better than others. It's your obsession with creating an impression. It's your obsession with things you don't really need. That is preoccupying your eyesight, and your mind sight and your heart sight so you can't see.
Because if you when you when you're searching for something, and that's something you can try, if you are searching for something, you can see other things.
If you're searching for color red here in this prayer hall,
you will not be able by the way to see the blue. And that's a fact. Because we have limited attention. So when you are busy trying to chase the things that don't really benefit you, you will miss out on the clear realities and facts about life that can really make you understand what life is about. And find the love of Allah. This is why the question that sometimes people ask, How can I love Allah? How can I bring you my heart the love of Allah is the wrong question. Because your very essence. Your very core as a human being is the love of Allah. You were created for that. You were designed for this, Allah says mama Haluk to Gina will insert elderly who don't. I have not created
the jinn and mankind just to worship me. That's the reason for your existence. You were brought here to worship Allah and if worship in its essence is love. You think Allah subhanaw taala created you without love, it's already in there. All you need to do is tap into it. Be humble enough, stop worshiping yourself. Stop worshiping your possessions. stop worshipping money. Stop worshipping impressions. stop worshipping your aggression and competition and all these trivial things that are just keeping your mind busy. Slow down your mind. And think about Allah and think about life. face death every day in the morning.
come face to face with your fate with the end of your life or the end of your time here in this world every day in the morning. And I challenge you to do this every day. And all of a sudden you will see Everything will seem for what it really is.
Think about this day being the last
Stay in your life and this is what the problem used to recommend to every one of his companions. Sometimes before the prayer, some low salata mode that pray as if this is your last prayer, face death, and every moment because death brings you face to face with the reality of everything because now, you know, there's no hope. There's no aspiration, there's no competition. It's time to live, what life is really about. It's time to really experience this life optimally. Because when you think you have more time, that's when you tend to get stuck and get sucked into the trivial things because there is something inside you that says later and later on later and shaytan pumps into
So the very essence of the people who are the servants of the Most Merciful who deserve the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala is the worship of Allah alone. They tap into this love, they reunite, they come home to themselves, they feel the love of Allah and that's the kind of love that you usually experience for those who have been to Hajj or Umrah you know it once you walk into a Masjid Al haram. Once you see the kava, you feel the shiver going through your body and you know it for some reason you've come home
and is glad tidings for the people who are doing Hajj this year. May Allah subhanaw taala accept from them and may Allah grant us all hajj and umrah over and over again
is that's the time when you face the reality of life. And it seems everything seems to be clear, everything, everything seems to fall into place, you will know that everything in your life is happening at the right time at the right place for the right reason. There's nothing in this life that happens randomly, this kind of truth will start to reveal itself to you. When you tap into the love of Allah that's in your heart, and you know that you came from Allah, and unto Him you will return.
Because that's what we are living is just a mirage. It's just a temporary mirage. It's a fleeting kind of experience. And soon it will be over. Soon it will be over.
And as someone in their 90s in the 80s asked them
how fast did life go? They will tell you it was just yesterday I was in my teens I was I was in my 20s
because it's a transient kind of delusion. That's what life is about.
But it's just a test. So open up your eyes to the truth about this life. You are created, your heart is created to love Allah to worship Allah, to love him and feel his greatness
and have all and feel towards it. That's kind of this kind of sweet fear towards Allah subhanaw taala because, you know, he's the compassionate, you know, he's the merciful, you know, he's the just, you know, he's the most kind, you know it and no one has to tell you anything about it because you know it there. And when you recite the words of Allah, they awaken this in your heart, and they enrich it, and they give more depth to it.
So that's the secret of the greatness of a bad man, the servants of the Most Merciful Aquila, Allah That was tough for Allah Hollywood.
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Nabina, Muhammad Ali, also the big man.
In reality, there's no, there's no taste to this life. There's no taste to this to this life, without tapping into this love and this connection to Allah.
It's just like, there are certain people who live a certain lifestyle they haven't experienced with something, they driving a certain car and they think well, that's the best car in the world.
But if they get to drive, our higher quality car, they realize they were living their lives in misery. Right? Sometimes our immediate experience blinds us to the other options. Oftentimes, there are certain like you buy a certain brand of shoes and you're happy with it, you say that's the most comfortable. That's the nicest kind of, you know, shoes that you can wear and I'm happy with it. But once one day, you get a gift from a from a generous friend, and he gives you a better quality shoes. And you wear them and you realize, man, what was I doing before this?
That was such a poor in a kind of shoes that I was wearing all my life, and then you can't go back. That's exactly what most people think. We're overwhelmed. We're drowned by our immediate experience. And we think, because that's what shaytan does. shaytaan always gives false promises. And you always say to morrow, you know what I'm trying to get. You don't get it. But you say tomorrow, next month, next year. 10 years from now I'll be able to make it I'll be able to make it and you don't realize you've been distracted completely from what really
matters in your life.
And you think that's where beauty is gonna come and you will live in delusion and in false promises, you will live in false hope, about life turning out well for you. But you don't realize you have to you don't have to wait until tomorrow. Now you can have it. Now you can have it by just connecting to Allah, sincerely, you have it in your heart. And that's the problem. That's the ultimate fouling of most of humanity, the search outside of themselves for who they really are. That's the problem. You are designed, you are created to worship Allah and that's what you do best. Naturally, you don't have even to learn it.
But most of our education, by the way, Islamic education today, you know what, why it's struggling. Because it's just trying to help us unlearn the wrong habits, the wrong type of focus that we have always been stuck with. That's it. But you don't you don't have to teach a child about Allah. They know about Allah more than you and me. They know it.
They know. And they trust Allah. And they know there's someone looking after them. They know maybe they can't express it, but they feel it inside. And they have no doubts about it. But for us, we're trying to make it more theory more, more logic, more philosophy. We tried to make it why because we're trying to unlearn all the wrong stuff that we've been picking up along the way, until this time in our lives.
I will be talking more about this beautiful essence of a bad man, the servants of the Most Merciful, but I just want to say that people who are going to Hajj
May Allah subhanaw taala grant you Hajj this year and help you to complete it. And may Allah subhanaw taala grant us all this opportunity. And may Allah accept from you.
These first 10 days of the Hajj of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the man in Merlin, ma'am in our Merlin, and metal Saudi who live in how the hell am these days of the hedger the first 10 days of the hedger the Prophet sallallahu sallam said there are no action, there are no days. There are no days in the year where the good deeds and righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these days. So these are profound days, and they will be coming soon. So get yourself ready from now to start increasing in the acts of worship, start increasing more in remembering Allah subhanaw taala the kind of worship that we have, unfortunately dismissed from our lives, vicar,
remembering Allah. It changes everything in your life. If you stick on a give you this as something, try it out and try it out with trust. Okay, and you don't try to test Allah. But try it out and see if you just say hola, hola. Hola. Quwata illa biLlah hold on to this clicker for a few days. The hula hula, there is no mind there's no power.
There's no impact without Allah subhanaw taala. And nothing happens without Allah's power and Allah's permission. Keep saying this to yourself, as often as you can, however, La Quwata illa biLlah regardless of the rewards you will be getting from Allah subhanaw taala you will start to see beyond your immediate reality, you will start to see people who have power in your life, people who have influence in your life, you start to see where this power is coming from. And you will start to realize and see for yourself that Allah is more powerful than them and Allah controls them as well. And you start to see how things happen as simply just a simple vicar so imagine if you engage in all
the other vicar Subhanallah Alhamdulillah, Allahu Akbar.
If you open up your heart to this kind of the Quran, do it more often it's going to change your life. And this is by the way, what hedge is about.
You will see in the verses of hedge William Cotulla.
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so that you remember Allah you mentioned Allah mentioned the name of Allah glory, fie, the name of Allah. And this is why a lot of the acts of hedge, sometimes you try to rationalize him you don't realize why do you have to go seven times around the Kaaba? What does that mean? We do that in submission to Allah devotion, I might have not. Maybe I don't have a logical reason to specify why go around the camera. Why in that direction? Why anticlockwise? Why seven times.
There might be historic historical basis, but that's not the the the essential wisdom behind it. So it's only submission. Why do you throw stones on that monument? Why do you throw stones? Oh, it signifies in our battle will Chapin Yes. But why do you have to do it this way? Or do you have to do it three times? Well, Ibrahim Ali has Salam stone shaytaan the and those places, that's a historical roots of it, but it's not the main wisdom behind it. What's the wisdom Allah Subhana Allah knows. So in and this is why in Hajj has had has a very special feel towards it. Because it comes with submission to Allah. You just give up you submit yourself to Allah and you trust Allah subhanaw
taala even if you don't see the whole meanings, and this is why it has this beautiful spirituality about it the Hajj, it certainly
experience of a lifetime. It's true, this expression is true. It's an experience of a lifetime. It's something that has no parallel to it. And my advice to the ones who are going to hedge today or this year is patience. One of the most important themes about hedges patience, because you will face a lot of difficulty, even if you're going like five star, seven star, 10 Star kind of hedge, you're going to face difficulties and experiences something will go wrong, some miscommunication will happen, you might even get your head worse than the person who's paying just $2,000 or $3,000 it will be the case. So remember last month Allah says,
fella Rafa Allah for Ahsoka Walla Walla della, there's no argument, there is no lewdness, there is no evil speech. In Hajj, when it comes to Hajj, make it for Allah Subhana Allah, you will find people stepping on your feet, people you know with the wheelchairs running over your feet, bumping into you, they will have a lot you will be squeezed. And it will be a lot of stampedes. So submit Allah subhanaw taala and don't take it on people because people are being most likely the people are pushing you they are being pushed themselves. And do this for the love of Allah. Keep the love of Allah, in your mind throughout the Hajj that you're doing this or Allah, I'm expressing my love to
you. Because when you are making hard you're seeing the big Allah who made a big call of Allah through Ibrahim alayhi salam, then through the other generations, Allah said If you love me, you come, you come to Mecca, you come to the harem, and you come and you do these rituals for my sake alone. And basically when you say the bake Allahu mela Baker saying oh Allah here I am responding to your call expressing my love. That's what my life is about. And I will do this hedge for you, regardless of the circumstances. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to accept from all the Muslims and to ease their predicament and their plight alone my friend Nina will want me naturally Muslim and I
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