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can lead astray, and whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, none can guide I bear witness that there is none worshiped in truth, but Allah the Almighty alone, and I bear witness that Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him is his slave servant. And messenger.
Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, yeah, hula hula xojo Lahemaa kami Kitabi Femen can yo Julio Oribi Familia and Milan Milan saw the way you should expect that you will be ahead.
Whoever looks forward to the meeting of the Lord, whoever is looks to looks forward to meeting Allah meaning with a sense of joy, happiness, to meeting Allah subhanho wa Taala hoping obviously for what Allah has in store for them.
So let them do righteousness, acts of good good
deeds, acts of obedience to Allah
and let them not associate partners with Allah subhanaw taala. This is the sum of the message of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because the beginning of the verse Allah instructs, the Prophet SAW Selim to address humanity with these words, Allah says, well in an unofficial material kumuha Ilya Anna Isla hokum, Ada who would say to them, I am just a human being like you, and that it's, it's just revealed to me. I have been inspired by Allah subhanaw taala, to preach to you to teach you to remind you that no one is worthy of worship, but Allah meaning no one is worthy of your life. But Allah, there is no purpose that deserves that your life be spent for and dedicated for but
Allah so whoever looks forward to this purpose, looks forward to this end to Allah subhanaw taala that's the way to make it to Allah.
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AlphaBay Lumina, Al Allah Allah Montessori, a colossal who was wobbu the best of deeds the good deeds are the ones that are the deeds that are done for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala. In sincerity, that done for the sake of Allah, you're only seeking Allah Himself you only seeking the pleasure of Allah, you only seeking the reward of Allah, you seeking to please Allah Himself, and that you do things in accordance with the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the scholars say that these two ideas are actually constitute the whole of the religion of Islam. So this is why some of these scholars said Hedy Thani and Rasulullah sallallahu ala Hema as Allah it
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Miami la mln lays Lisa i Li M Morona for who or don't. At isa Isha totally Allahu anha. So two Hadith that really represent Islam and its totality. The first one is the hadith of intentions, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Indeed actions or deeds are by their intention. And this is a very profound meaning. It's a very powerful indication. The Prophet SAW Selim here is saying that deeds only count based on their intentions. So there could be deeds but they won't count, they will go to waste, they will have no wait with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So what makes them weighty, what makes them count the intention
and not any type of intention, sincerity, seeking Allah subhanaw taala by doing these things, meaning that Allah is the reason why you are doing these deeds. So deeds, counts based on their intentions, and also deeds will unfold
based on their intention, because if your intention is for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, your deed is coming from a good place and that will reflect on how your deed will unfold. You're trying to do something good. Anything you do in life, you're going to face some obstacles. So if you aren't doing a good deed for your own sake, or for some kind of worldly benefit, once obstacles pop up, you will not continue with the deed, especially if your purpose is compromised. But if Allah subhanaw taala is your purpose when obstacles arise in the in on the way you will put up with them, you'll keep going because what you want is Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So the deeds will unfold their
shape, their final shape will actually be determined by their intention. So intention is the is the shaping factor of how our deeds will look like what they will be and how they will be
accounted for or accepted or rejected by Allah subhanho wa taala. So deeds are the intentions are the central point in terms of everything we do this is why for a Muslim,
the everything they do, they have to first and foremost pay attention to the sincere sincerity that you are doing things for ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada and with little sincerity and even little deeds you can make you can actually come a long way with Allah subhanaw taala as opposed to so many
reads, but with compromised intention and intention, sincerity is what to heed really is to heed is sincerity. Allah says in surah to being a woman on your elderly I would Allah Mahalia see in Allahu dena. Whenever they were only commanded to worship Allah sincerely, be sincere in their worship seeking Allah, seeking the pleasure of Allah seeking the acceptance of Allah seeking the beating of Allah seeking the face of Allah subhanho wa taala. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he referred to showing off, which means you intend something else like attention with your deeds, the Prophet SAW Selim called a Schilke al Hafi. Prophet SAW Selim called it hidden polytheism hidden
association of partners with Allah, it's a very subtle one, but it is a reflection. And it's a minor form of associating partners with Allah, it's the opposite of hate. This is why it is serious, and we have to take it seriously. Because any any good deed that is not performed for Allah that Allah is not the reason behind it. pleasing Allah is not the cause for you to do it. It doesn't count.
It will have no weight on the day of judgment.
And if you were to just get away with it without any benefit or harm, that will be great. But it turns into an evil deed because you are associating partners with Allah is a grave sin, even at the level of your intentions.
And the second condition that constitutes the other part of Islam, and that's actually to worship Allah and seek nearness to Allah only based on the guidance of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
You know the path that leads to Allah is part of the unseen world I am Allah.
Now you have Bula while you believe who who Fimo God human element of a learner Allahu Ellerbee Muslim in Allah. We cannot possibly know exactly what Allah loves and what he hates, for the most part, except what Allah tells us that He loves and he hates.
And we can only seek newness to Allah by things he loves.
So we have two types of deeds that we can perform habitual
things that have to do with our livelihood, things that have to do with our social existence, things that have to do with our habitual way of being and ritualistic actions and a bar that will add that I will nominate.
So with regards to the acts of worship,
these are acts of devotion that are designed primarily and probably exclusively to come closer to Allah to please Allah Subhana Allah, the Salah,
like fasting, Sama, Ramadan,
like giving Zakah Hajj, vicar
these are ritualistic acts of worship
that we perform to seek nearness to Allah subhanaw taala you have to do them for the sake of Allah. It's extremely unethical that we take these instructions from Allah these good deeds and start performing them for other than Allah. They are designed primarily for Allah as a vehicle that brings us closer to Allah. And then we hijack them and use them to impress, or to create some kind of reputation, or even just as simple as simple as to feel good about ourselves. That beats the purpose of it. That's an act of betrayal to Allah subhanaw taala Yet Allah is very merciful and forgiving.
Allah is merciful and forgiving, but we have to these ritualistic acts of worship are supposed to be followed as Prophet Muhammad Salah has been prescribed as we find in the Quran. And the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam to come up with a new act of worship is a great violation of Allah and the message of the Prophet SAW Selim, because there is a subtle or a tacit, excute accusation there to Allah, that the religion of Allah the system that Allah provided us with is incomplete, and we need humans to complete it. That's the problem and the issue of Buddha.
This is why some of this caller said Menza Anna and Nephi Dini bidet and Hassan Ahmed DDB data has an ephah kudzu named Mohammed and 100 reseller Accra call Allah, Allah yo MathML Tula Kadena come to LA commonality.
So one of the scholars said whoever claims or thinks that there is a good addition to the religion you can add something to the religion as an act of worship
The ritualistic act of worship and act of devotion. This one which was not given by the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salam in the Quran or the authentic sunnah anyone who claims that this can be added to the religion, then this person is claiming that the Prophet SAW Selim betrayed his mission, he did not fulfill the conveyance of the message, he could not convey it in full. So we needed to patch it up. We need to complete it because it was incomplete. That's how grave it is.
And there's an accusation that Allah himself did not show us how to worship him did not tell us how to worship Him. And He wants us to figure things about the unseen how to please Allah without revelation. And this would be going on Allah, Allah hibi Bella, and this would be speaking about Allah and Allah, without solid knowledge. And this is a form of lying, there's the four the worst form of lying. And there is also a subtle accusation to Allah Santana, because many people, especially those who add to the religion, acts of worship, or manners in which acts of worship are being fulfilled thinking that they are coming closer to Allah.
These people have a subtle assumption, and that Allah Subhan Allah to Allah sent down the religion for the time of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu it was in for their own era for their own time, and not for our times.
But this shows lack of understanding of Allah, Allah Subhan Allah to Allah in Allah have equally Sheena Helene, Allah Allah Allah moment Haluk. Allah knows everything isn't the one who created Doesn't he know his creation.
The Quran and the Sunnah were sent
for the people living at the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and sent for the people at our time. And all subsequent times, equally, they apply fully and equally. Why because the one who sent this guidance is Allah, who knows what's going to happen just as well as he knows what's already happening. And just as well as he knew what was at what happened in the past, there's no difference in terms of the knowledge of Allah subhanaw taala, whether something happened in the past, or it's happening now, what will happen in the future, all of that is open to Allah, He knows it the same way.
So to claim that some of the acts of worship, or that there are limitations in the scope of worship, that was given to Prophet Muhammad Salam in the Quran, and the Sunnah, and now we have new conditions that were not accounted for. So we need to add more to worship, we need to increase the profile of acts of worship now because there are new occurrences. These people are claiming that Allah doesn't know that Allah has knowledge is limited to the time of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and that Allah needs to update his message. And we humans do that.
This is why it's so big. And it's not an easy issue in Islam, it's a very serious issue. And before anyone introduces something into Islam or add something to Islam,
they have to be very careful.
Because the religion of Allah subhanaw taala is complete, and that's the way that leads to Allah subhanaw taala.
So if we want to make it to paradise if we want to please Allah, Spanish Allah, if we are sincere and loyal to our Lord, we should treat his religion as a trust. That we preserve it as it is, we don't add to it, we don't subtract from it. And when we perform it, we perform it from our hearts, we give Allah our best. It's not that we give Allah the the left over of our attention and devotion, and then the bulk of who we are and the bulk of our life energy we give it to will the matters.
That doesn't mean you putting Allah first. That means when you say Allahu Akbar, you don't mean it. That means when you say La ilaha IL Allah, you don't mean it. La ilaha IL Allah means you live your life for Allah that you love Allah UD, you devote your life yourself and everything about you for Allah because you belong to Allah in the first place. That's what learning in the law means. But when you are giving Allah subhanaw taala the leftovers of your life,
you're not being sincere.
That beats what you are saying it goes against it.
And when we add to what Allah subhanaw taala
has completed his religion with then we are claiming that Allah doesn't know.
And that Allah needs humans to complete the incomplete job that he did well a year ago Billa This is very serious. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to keep us upon the path and the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and to keep us sincere
and worshiping Him and OBEYING Him a whole we've already had our stuff for a while you were looking for stuff
and hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad, while early he was HERBIE, he he man, what do I do?
Other than the ritualistic acts of worship, those
designed for devotion, we have our daily life. Things that happen socially, as we interact with people are things that happen in our personal life as we manage our own affairs.
Things that got range from business and trade, to social relationships, to different trades as simple as you know, building something, or writing something, or commuting from one place to the other. There is general guidance from Islam and Islam from the Prophet sallallahu when he was selling them, so we find that the Prophet of Islam as well as probably Allahu Anhu said, well, Allah He Metallica, Rasulullah sallallahu, only he was a lemma, but Iran nuclear Officina you can call the Bucha HAVC. In lower Kabbalah and how about the Prophet SAW Selim didn't leave anything, anything, even a bird flying in the except that the prophets of salaam gave us some guidance about it. So we
have etiquettes in Islam, we have guidance in Islam, as to how you carry yourself even in your personal efforts. And these are built on the principles of Islam. These are a manifestation and and practical prescription,
on how to embody the spirit and the principles in Islam in a practical way, so we live, so our love of Allah, and our devotion to Allah translates into practical actions and colors, all of the affairs of our life. And here there is, there is a lot of room for us to to transform these individual behaviors and social acts. And again, maybe professional procedures, we can actually transform them into acts of worship, where we seek ALLAH subhanaw taala through them.
And that's through intention. And that's a higher level of devotion on top of the ritualistic acts of worship. And that basically, were your job, you when you do your job.
And when you go about socializing with people, you can actually, by keeping Allah as your ultimate goal and trying to serve Allah with everything you do,
then you can actually gain a lot of good deeds, and a lot of rewards from Allah subhanaw taala, you turn these into acts of worship.
And this is all has to do with intention. Because all of the good things that inherently good things in this world, are designed are conducive to serving Allah.
So when you are being good to the creation of Allah, you're being helpful to the creation of Allah, you're being mindful, respectful.
This is actually a way that you can either do that for its own sake, or you can actually do that in service of Allah and in obedience of Allah, and for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. And thus, you add another dimension of intention, and depth where your life becomes full of purpose. Well, you don't have to have some kind of a split, where in some part of your life, you worship Allah, and in another part of your life, you are more of a secular, you're more of an empty kind of life, you Moreover, robots, you can actually turn everything as an act of worship, something as simple as smiling in the face of another human being something as simple as even
feeding your own family, making, earning a living and providing for your own family, it could actually be turned into a great act of worship and devotion.
And thus, we fulfill the verse where Allah subhanaw taala says, instructs, the Prophet SAW Selim and subsequently every Muslim will, in solidarity, when also ki want to hear a woman at Lille, he or Billa, mean, luxury you can say, Indeed, my prayers, and all of my rituals are all my acts of worship,
and my sacrifices, and my life, my living and my dying, is for Allah alone,
is designed for Allah alone, who has no partners. This is a very high place to be in. And this actually meets the purpose behind our creation is something every Muslim should aspire to. Throughout that, as I said, we remain upon the son of the Prophet salallahu Salam sometimes shows up in different ways. When life becomes more complicated, and today we have a lot of Muslims
unknowingly embracing ideologies that are alien to Islam, and trying to make those ideologies and those philosophies and those approaches, try to Islamist them, or claim that they are actually Islamic for the most part.
If something has genuine, common grounds with Islam, it's actually a great thing to acknowledge it. But to use Islam,
or to make Islam follow, make Islam a follower of other ideologies, putting the other ideologies first and then taking in Islam as an excuse, or as a lubricant, to relate or to practice these ideologies and these philosophies that lead to the very purpose of Islam, Islam stands on its own. It's the divine guidance, and it doesn't need and it's not its place to be behind human made ideologies and ideas. Islam is the truth in and of itself is the truth and stands alone.
And it should be our starting point, and our finish line at the same time.
And we should not be seeking from an inferiority complex seeking other ideas, other missions and other causes, and try to follow them or tell tell them and then claim, you know, yeah, these are part of Islam because Islam agrees with this, etcetera, putting Islam giving Islam the lower hand, that's not a way to deal with Islam. And sometimes we might even get to a point and there are people have been extreme in this where they started claiming some forms of social activism within certain paradigms are actually Islamic and great acts of worship and we have to be careful this is a very treacherous territory, and we need to be very careful what we attach to Islam we ascribe to Islam is
very serious business and should only be done by people of knowledge and understanding and profound wisdom. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to purify our hearts and to
help us with our actions help us increase our actions and improve their quality Allama Filomeno Amina to a Muslim you know when Muslim out here Eminem welcome what Allama fildena The norba now with slough and FE M Medina, with them and on sadhana Khaled Coleman Caffery llama fitna now when you add in our email the home Hakuna Halina Allah Mata Joe was an alarm Ophelia and I don't Obinna Allah home NZ La Nina Alina hermetical volcanic alarm I couldn't even muster but if you name an enemy and if equally McCann alarm African Dima or homosalate wife about the human being at home or Iman got off Medicare I've hammered rahimian alarm Agila home before logic gonna slick yeah then
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