The Faith Advantage
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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be feared and die not except in submission to your Lord as Muslims, 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 will demand your mutual rights and observe the rights of your kin. Surely Allah is Ever and all Wiltshire 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 your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best words are the Divine Words of Allah.
And the best guidance is that of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Isley who were early he was selling them and the worst things in the religion or the annuity invented matters for all the newly invented matters and religion or heretical innovation and Bidda and every bidder is misguidance.
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Be profit Prophet alayhi salatu salam said in the authentic hadith,
the state of the believer
All the affairs of the believer are in his favor.
All the condition. All the conditions that a believer goes through are in his favor. They work in his or her favor.
a blessing comes to him.
He is thankful and grateful. He attributes it back to Allah. He gives the credit fully to Allah and he acts based on that gratitude.
I'm translating the Hadith, and also paraphrasing the meaning.
When God comes to this to the believer, he acknowledges it's a gift and favor from Allah. He gives full credit to Allah, and he behaves or she behaves accordingly. Meaning they use it in the way that pleases Allah. In a way that is Morrow, in a way that is good. And they know that it belongs to Allah. Allah gives it and he takes it, when he wills according to his wisdom and his power.
What in Asaba, to Salah or Sabha,
and when hardship
when pain, calamity
strikes a believer, he or she is patient
And this is also good for them.
And patient meaning they know that this calamity and this hardship hits by the will and the permission of Allah alone.
And that Allah has wisdom behind it.
And Allah is fair and just an Allah never deals His creation, injustice.
Injustice is impossible, with Allah.
Thus part of patience.
And patience also means the person do not lose their composure.
They don't pull the victim card.
They don't attack identify themselves as a victim, rather as a person who is being tested, who's being put to the test by their Creator. And they know that their affairs are run, and are taken care of by the Almighty, the old wise, the old merciful, Allah subhanho wa taala, then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, and this advantage is exclusive to the people of faith.
This is the faith advantage.
That no matter what happens, no matter what before, it's a believer.
It is in the favor, and this can never be achieved. And it can never be attained,
except by someone who believes in Allah and worships Allah alone,
and believes in all the prophets and the messengers, and follows the guidance of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam inside out.
This is where the believer comes from. This is how the believer sees their affairs. This is how they understand their reality. This is how they process their conditions, not based on the analysis
have news platforms and outlets.
That's the faith advantage that can only be attained by true faith by believing in Allah subhanho wa taala.
And this is how a believer should process their affairs.
And the times that we live in today are no exception.
The pain is deep.
The suffering is severe.
And the loss of our brothers and our sisters and our children in Palestine is real and profound.
But despite that, things are working in their efforts in their favor. Things are working in their favor and in the favor of every true believer. Why? Because there is a substantial categorical difference between a believer in Allah and in Islam.
And someone who doesn't have faith. If believed if believers process and understand reality, just like people who don't have faith, what is the point of the Mandan.
What is the difference? And what is the advantage?
And we can see through the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
that yes, we give pain and sadness, it's space within us. But we give resilience, hope, rust and optimism
and patience, their own space in our own systems. That's the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, and that's his sunnah and the Sunnah of his companions.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala taught us why
Allah says and teaches us in the Quran to say and to believe in who lay your sleep and Elana Kitab Hola. Hola. Ana, say nothing will befall us. Nothing will come to us but what our Lord wrote for us, what Allah decreed for us.
And why is this a source of advantage? Why is this a source of hope?
And why? Why does this make the hearts of the believers full of optimism and firmness? And trust in Allah Subhan Allah to Allah because Allah says, what Allah you'll see bene in the market of Allah hula Now who am I gonna say nothing will befall us but what Allah wrote for us, He is the disposer of our affairs, he is in charge of our affairs, he runs our own affairs, it's not us. And when Allah runs your first you will know that they are in safe hands, you will know that you will have very well taken care of, no matter what your immediate circumstances are. And that's what faith gives you. And a person who is unable to tap into this reality is person whose faith suffers.
Who am I will learner and this is why when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Muslims sustained some loss in the Battle of offered the loss of 70 companions and all the Allahu Anhu that Allah chose the Allah privileged
to give them and offer them, the high station of martyrdom.
Abu Sufian and the disbelievers wanted to check whether Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was still alive or not. When the Muslims took shelter in the mount and belt are held.
And Abu Sufyan was challenging the Muslims.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told them to respond because when I was Sophia and said, young woman beyond me better, this is a day for the day of whether one for one the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told the Companions Allah to Ji boo, shouldn't should you not respond to him? That's the perception of the disbelievers. One for one. We have a different perception, we play a different game. When you believe the dynamics are different, they are in your advantage. They are in your favor. The Prophet SAW they said O Messenger of Allah, what shall we say? The Prophet SAW Selim told them to say hola, hola. Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola is our Lord Allah is our helper. Allah
takes care of our affairs, you have no helper.
This is how believers see reality, not as you find on the news outlets, and this is why we should not learn them our ears and our hearts and our minds.
Because they are designed to program you like a disbeliever.
The believers sees things differently according to the parameters Allah set, we see a bigger spectrum of reality. That's what Allah taught us. And that's the faith advantage. We don't want to be and we don't want to process reality like a disbeliever processes reality
that takes away from us the advantage that Allah gave us.
And this is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told the companions and he said what I saw baculum Jaquan Do you have
one? Columbia Can you see but you know, as a believer that what has come to you? What has befallen you? There was no chance it would miss you.
He was meant to come to you. Is Allah sent stone?
This is how we process what happens in the world. One that Kelim you're going to see but and what missed you by was not meant to come to you.
So we know that circumstance
Chances are conditions are not in the hands of human beings, although they seem so on on the surface.
What happens everything in this life is in the hands of Allah. And if Allah allows it to happen, if Allah allows death to happen, injury to happen, loss to happen, tragedy to take place, Allahu Mowlana, Allah is our Lord. He's our helper, he's our disposal, he's the disposal of our affairs. So our affairs are well taken care of. You should be carefree as a believer.
That's the trust in Allah. And it can only be given to someone who has failed.
And there are great advantages and fruits that we should not grow heedless of in these difficult times. As we mourn the loss of innocent children, women, men and civilians, who are being butchered, we're being bombarded mercilessly, by the very people who have manufactured the slogans of equality, minority, human rights, and so on and so forth. There are advantages that Allah brings through these times, and we should not miss out on them because they are part of the provision that Allah gives the believers, our sadness should not blind us to the blessing of Allah subhanho wa taala. In every situation we should use, we should read them because they are our right as believers.
They are an obligation upon us to open our hearts and our eyes to and see them so that we can process reality as a believer and see how ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala turns the affairs of this life in favor of the truth, even if a Muslim loses, even if a Muslim is killed, even if a Muslim is injured, and hurt.
Because the plan that Allah has, is far greater than what happens in this world.
So some of the advantages that Allah subhanaw taala makes clear for why he allows hard times to come about to befall the Muslims, why he allows the oppressors why he allows the servants of Shavon
to bring about corruption of bloodshed and to kill innocent people and children and to torture them and bring pain and destruction upon them. Allah says what are you makin Salah who Lavina am Anna William happily Catherine and show so that Allah
makes the believers stand out. And Allah destroys the disbelievers. Why in Allahu Allah you only live by him
either for the whole Amuro flood, ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala gives space and leg room for the oppressor so they can reach
the apex and the climax of their oppression. So their destruction is complete and perfect in this life and in the hereafter. So they earn it they earn it and Allah says well uh yeah, I'm hola hola the ANA Norway a turkey them in come shahada and so allah makes the true believers stand out. And Allah choose from among you martyrs, those who die the innocent people who die. Those who die on the pan the path of the truth. They are at a great advantage that none of us knows about.
They have something special from Allah. They have gifts that they would wish to return to this life and be martyred again because of the honor and the dignity and the generosity of Allah subhanho wa Taala to such people don't ever think they are at a loss and Allah says don't ever think that they are dead indeed they are alive when attacked. Subhan Allah the ANA Portillo TCB rely on water, but the real dead people are the people whose hearts are dead. The people whose chests are empty of the love of Allah and the worship of Allah and the knowledge of Allah. These are the real dead people.
This life is short, and it's test and test and the real life is with Allah subhanho wa Taala it's the life of dignity and honor by the Creator of the heavens and the earth. And Allah tells us I'm sad, tormented Hello, janitor, Willem Maryana Milla holiday Naja Domingo Maria and Emma Siberian shell you think that you will enter paradise just like that? Until Allah makes clear who the true believers are?
Because there are people who claim faith. There are people who claim the truth. There are people who claim that they stand for the truth and for human rights and for mercy.
And for love and for compassion
and hard claims cannot stand in the face of extreme circumstances. So Allah brings them about this is what Allah calls them test. They test the reality of the claims of humans. They test the facade, and the PR
and the empty slogans that are easy to say and put up.
But only extreme circumstances show who truly cares for humanity. who truly cares for the for the well being of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala and deception
will be exposed.
Then Allah subhanaw taala teaches us how this life works and functions. And Allah says we're typically a Yamanaka we will have been a nurse, some people wonder what's going on? Why? Why are the believers weak? Why are the believers suffering? And when people consume a lot of what you have on social media, some people's faith is not strong enough to help them process what's going on. So they start to question why is Allah allowing this to happen and you need to be careful as a believer, you need to be careful that shows you are consuming more news even though it's true, even though it's tragic, more than you consuming the book of Allah, more than you are consuming substance of faith,
more than you are doing remembrance of Allah, that you are putting yourself at a great risk, because you have not done truly what you should have done. Which is to truly know your Lord and worship Allah subhanho wa Taala the things the simple things that you do that you do day in and day out, that you think are simple acts of worship. They build your Eman. They strengthen castles of faith in your heart. So when these difficult circumstances come about, you have faith to help you see through it, process it, understand it and increase your faith and this is why Allah subhanaw taala mentioned that faith helps people see the reality of things. Allah subhanaw taala says about a very tragic
event that happens in the life of the Prophet salallahu Salam, if it were to happen to any human being, it would be considered a personal crisis.
The accusation against the wife of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam the Mother of the Believers showed up the Allahu anha when she was accused of the unspeakable. Allah subhanaw taala says and it was very difficult time for the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and for his in laws the house of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu for our inshallah Allah Who and herself it was a tragic time for the believers. What did Allah say Loretta, Cebu Shavon la Campbell who was
don't ever think that this is evil, this is good for you. And likewise, what is happening to the believers now it's good for you with one condition.
If you have true faith,
if you have true faith, if you lack faith, then it's not good for you, and it will never be good for you. The difference is fake. It's the faith advantage.
And Allah subhanaw taala brings about these times in order to wake us up to wake us up because we get attached to the dunya and Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to wake us up. How many people have started changing their ways after what happened? How many people started coming back to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and Allah mentions why he hits humans and believers with hardship Allah says Michaela, so Allah Mirtha, combinator problema Atacama so that you don't get so happy and attached to what Allah gives you, and you don't grow so negative and depressed. If Allah takes away something from you. You don't depend on it on immediate circumstances. Because when you have Allah whatever
happens in this life, it's insignificant. That's why faith matters.
And Allah says that he trains people with ease and hardship with the hopes that they would take heed and return to Allah webelo. Now whom Bill has an IT WAS THE Atilla alarm your job? Same thing Allah tries us, to invite us to come back to him to break the fragile peace that we think we have that blinds us to the truth of this life and the reality of this life. And Allah says about the people of Porsche I will
tell you when if equally and Mr. Ratan O'Meara 18 Himalaya to Buena Vista Home yet they don't they see that we try them we test them once or twice every year, but they don't repent to Allah and they don't take lessons and heat from that.
So it's important for us to see the advantage and to reap that fruit because it makes the believers stronger. It brings the truth and
makes it manifest to everyone to see a cola cola. That was the federal law you were looking for struggle
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the modern civilization,
with all its allure, and its deception, deception, and its sugarcoating of everything,
and its most powerful marketing machines,
has made us look up to it. And it's empty slogans that have some truth in them
that we have bought into,
we have swallowed them hook, line and sinker.
And we have embraced them. And many of us thought that they were superior, superior to the values of Islam. Yes, Muslims. There are Muslims who believe in that there are Muslims who are conducting their lifestyle is testimony of that.
And this is poison in the heart, and this eats at our faith. And it's a serious concern. And Allah subhanaw taala promised that if your hearts get attached to anything other than a lot,
then this thing that you get attached to and you become infatuated with will become the source of your greatest pain. And Allah is making that real.
How many we heard the Muslims questioning Islam and the values of Islam? Why, for the sake comparing an unfair image of Islam, and its history, which is a history of humans still,
and the values of Islam
and the greatest unprecedented
ways of governance and dealing with people that Islam and Muslims brought about? An unfair image has been painted of that and presented then compared to a very deceptive exaggerated image that is designed by experts have PR deception and marketing. And Muslims bought into that unfair comparison
to the point that some Muslims started to question certain parts of Islam and the Quran and we hear some voices from here and there by so called progressive Muslims, that this thing worked in the past. It doesn't work today. There are things in Islam that we need to revise and reform. There are things that we need to change.
You know, you don't need anyone to destroy you. When you are when you have this mindset. You will already eat it at yourself, and you will destroy your religion. Islam is a faith of light. And Mercy is the light from Allah to save humanity from the darkness and the deception of Shavon to see from from the way that takes them to the Hellfire because that path is full of evil, oppression, injustice and atrocities. And no matter how hard you try to cover that and camouflage it, it will come out like what we are witnessing in the past three weeks.
So a good lesson from that would be really to wake up to the reality and not be deceived anymore. Call a spade a spade, and see through all of the deception and the lies and the propaganda. And there is something very important to see whether you are coming closer to Allah and these times because this is why Allah says such tight
Are you coming closer to Allah? Are you growing distant from him? That is the ultimate criteria
to whether you have the faith advantage or you are losing your faith. May Allah forbid.
So look at your acts of worship, are you worshiping Allah more?
Are you are more focused on your Salah? Are you offering more salah? Are you reading more Quran?
Are you teaching your kids more about Islam and about Allah subhanho wa taala?
Are you working more
to your akhira?
Have you become more aware of the reality of this life?
And that it's merely a test and the preparation for the hereafter? If the answer is yes, if you are coming closer to Allah, the
Hamdulillah this is a good sign
and things will change.
And a yam will do what?
Allah alternates the days.
Allah gives victory to whomever he wills
and the balances of power will always change.
But Allah will give believers dominance and victory so they can bring about goodness and mercy, not deception. It will bring true goodness and mercy to the rest of humanity. When they hold on to the rope of Allah Subhan Allah to Allah sincerely, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us from among those Allama Philomena will want me nuts when a Muslim you know when a Muslim Adela hear him and I want him what Allah whom I call Leah Halina Philistine Allahu makhanda Hum Nasir Anwar Marina Allahu makhanda home na Ceylon wa Mahina Allah Holman Surah Hamada on Sol La him, Allah Humam, Corolla Hamada Adam Carolla, you can log on my mackinder Hum La MaMa kingdom. Allahu Minh Soham Allah I do
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