The Keys To Success

Moutasem al-Hameedy

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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. And whomsoever Allah needs to go astray, none can guide I testify that there is none worthy of our worship and devotion. But Allah alone, and I testify that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was sending them is His servant and His messenger.

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Or you who believe, fear Allah as he should be feared and die not except in a state of submission to Him 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 demand your mutual rights and observe the rights of your kin. Surely Allah is ever an old watcher over you, or you who believe. Keep your duty to Allah fear him and speak the truth. He will direct you to righteous deeds and will forgive your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best word are those of Allah. And the best guidance is

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that of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was in them. And the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters for all the newly invented matters in religion, are considered to be hermetic innovations and be there and every bit is misguidance.

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It was collected by an Imam Muhammad and the Tirmidhi. From Abu that literally 30 Or only Allah Who unknown, that Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa salam, O Allah rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam it pillar heighth Americans were at very Seattle has an atom who

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wahala lived in Sandy Hook in Hudson said authentic hadith.

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Allah Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,

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have Taqwa of Allah wherever you are.

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And follow up an evil deed with a good deed it will wipe it out

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and treat people with good character with good manners.

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three pieces of advice, yet extremely powerful, and comprehensive.

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says

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have Taqwa of Allah, wherever you may be.

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Until taqwa, which we usually translate as fear Allah, but this is only part of its meaning.

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This is only part of the meaning of Taqwa Taqwa is being aware of Allah is being conscious of Him, being connected to him.

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Engaging with Allah and all of your efforts. And obviously when you are aware of Allah, you're conscious of him, you're connected to him.

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That's going to have an impact on your heart.

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You will fear Allah's punishment.

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You will hope in his reward.

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And you will seek closeness to him. You want to be near him.

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You want to be near him, you want to be close to him. You want to seek Him.

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And that's the advice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So that means in all of your affairs, in any situation,

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and any location,

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whether you are alone or with with others in private or in public,

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whether you are busy or in terms of leisure.

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You should be connected to Allah Allah should be your companion.

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And sometimes this is referred to in the Islamic tradition as Morava.

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You are conscious of Allah, you know that Allah watches you, but we tend to give this only

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a sense of fear that Allah is watching you as if he wants to take you out. But Allah is with you all the time.

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The question is, are you with Allah all the time or not? That's really what Taqwa is.

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So when you are aware of Allah, you're conscious of him. You're mindful of Allah, he's in your heart.

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You're not distracted from Allah by whatever you're dealing with.

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Then that's going to reflect on your attitude, you go, Oh, who is going to seek ALLAH, you will hope for his reward. You will feel his punishment, you will feel you will feel shy, should you transgress the limits of Allah and do things that are inappropriate.

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That's the core of good behavior. Often times we focus on external behavior, but we forget the root of that, which is being mindful of Allah being connected to Allah. Sometimes, we are obsessed with managing external behavior, and to the point that our actions Turn, turn empty.

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They have no soul in them, they have no spirit, they have no essence and no substance.

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But the reality is good behavior, good conduct.

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A healthy lifestyle

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comes from a core and that core is that your heart and your soul are connected to Allah all the time. You never grow unconscious of Allah.

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Because nothing really deserves your attention, as Allah does.

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Nothing is worth your consciousness other than Allah subhanaw taala. And when you are preoccupied with Allah, it doesn't take you away from the dunya. Because that consciousness of Allah is so powerful. It bolsters your faculties, that you can actually it becomes more of a frame or a lens through which you see everything in this dunya in more accurate terms.

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It's an empowering perspective. Whereas anything else if it takes your attention, it blinds you to other things, including Allah. That's the difference. So consciousness of Allah subhanaw taala is different in kind to any type of any other type of consciousness.

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Oftentimes, people fear being conscious of Allah being preoccupied with the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala because they think they assume that that's going to blind you to important things in life.

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But that's not how it works. The moment you truly connect to Allah subhanaw taala things in your life start to fall in place, you start to see things in the right light, you start to develop empowering perspectives. Everything seems to shift and occupy its right position.

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Because you are completely aligned.

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So the prophets Allah Islam is giving a very powerful advice in a few words.

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It took Allah highfill, macaroons have Taqwa of Allah. And if you look at the message of the Quran, it's taqwa, Allah subhanaw taala says, Well, if God was saying Allah, you know who will keep them in Albany como el come, and it took a lot. And this was our advice and our command to those who came who were given the book and the revelation before you

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unto yourselves, have Taqwa of Allah. Be mindful of Allah.

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Let your life be a journey of consciousness and connection to Allah.

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And again, this doesn't take you from your daily engagements.

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It doesn't blind you to your obligations and to your role as a human being. On the contrary, it actually empowers you.

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And you have Taqwa of Allah wherever you are. So there is no time where you turn on your taqwa and other times where you turn it off. The switch should be on all the time.

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You can't turn on the switch of Taqwa when you come into the Masjid. But when you leave the masjid, you turn it off.

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Or when you enter in into the market or in business or at work, you say that's the time to turn tough, well off, that's the time to get practical. That's a very evil bad thought about Allah and about his instructions. As if the instructions of Allah are impractical, as if connection to Allah subhanaw taala strips you of practicality.

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That's a false understanding. It's a false impression.

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have Taqwa of Allah, wherever you are, in all of your affairs at all times.

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You should have to call because nothing says things are right in your life. But Taqwa of Allah, because it's the perfect alignment, anything else is a departure from that right alignment is going to create problem and dissonance.

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Sometimes you'll see that and oftentimes you don't see it. And that's why we develop these wrong assumptions.

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So have Taqwa of Allah will wherever you want. Any affair you deal with.

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You're working. You're relaxing. You're with your family, with your friends. You're by yourself. You're traveling.

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In private, and in public.

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You're healthy. Are you sick, have Taqwa of Allah. You want to buy a house have Taqwa of Allah. You want to work have to overlook you want to start a business have to have Allah you conducting business have Taqwa of Allah. You can't turn that off. The moment you turn it off and on.

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It means even when you think you have to work on, it's not on it's a fake form of Taqwa. Because that's not how it works.

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Because you can't revere and fear Allah subhanho wa Taala at times, and then violate him at other times and say I love Allah and I worship Allah. That's not how it works.

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You can't turn love is similar to something if you love a human being, you can't love them at times and hate them at other times. Say I love you in the morning but in the evening, I hate you.

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We know that this is humanly impossible, but it seems with Allah subhanaw taala we love to play this trick. So yes, when I'm dealing with when I'm praying my salah when I'm at the masjid, I have to ask well,

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what about when I'm dealing with life, and our let's put down on the side and get practical.

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That's a very bad statement about Allah subhanaw taala holds very bad kind of insinuation about who Allah is, and what his instructions really entail in our lives. So it took a la hyphema cons were at VSC at an Hassan attempt

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and follow up and evil deed with a good deed, it will remove it because all of us are sinners, we're human beings. Kulu Allah Maha INETA. We're all sons of Adam, all children of Adam. All of them, all of them fall in error and mistakes.

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No one is going to be safe from that.

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But there is a way out of this. And as if you if you slip, you can wipe it out by doing good deeds. It's a matter of competing. It's a competition between good deeds and evil deeds. That's it. It's about the balance. It's not about being pure and infallible and faultless, it's impossible for humans, it's about striving to do more good and striving to avoid sin and evil as much as possible. That's that's the game. That's really the game.

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And that's a very practical advice.

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And that means when you fall in error, you need to accept that you don't need to beat yourself up. But you need to revisit your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala your commitment to his obedience and then fix things accordingly.

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We are all that person. We all have our weaknesses and our flaws. And Allah has empowered us in the face of all of these weaknesses and flows because some people say if Allah wants us to do good, why did He create us weak and follow flows?

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Well, that's why Allah created you. Allah doesn't want you to be infallible.

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Allah just wants you to overcome that and he gave you all you need to overcome these weaknesses. This is why in one Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said whenever the FCB or the healer will come to the table, that they have Allah who will be come from Niger of your home in your neighborhood, if you're stumped on Allah, Allah, Allah if you the problem said by Allah, if you do not follow an error and sin, Allah would replace you, Allah would bring instead of you another type of people who would sin and then repent and seek forgiveness. So he would forgive them. Because Allah wants to forgive his Allah for his or her foul, he wants to forgive. And if you aren't

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perfect, then who is he going to forgive? And Allah loves to forgive. So that's why he allows you to fall in error.

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But he has empowered you to overcome that tendency, and this evil proclivity,

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you can overcome it.

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You can minimize it. And that's the challenge of this life. We're at Tbilisi at an Hassan atta temple.

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So your general direction, your focus, the spirit that runs your life, is your connection to Allah, your awareness of him your engagement with him all the time and all affairs.

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And then, on the way, a more practical advice, you're going to slip, you're going to fall, you're going to make mistakes, you're gonna take the wrong turns, fix them, they will be wiped out, so don't worry about them.

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As long as you're consistent and persistent, and you're fixing your mistakes, don't worry about it as long as your direction is taking you to Allah subhana wa COVID He had the worst fear allottee when it comes to stuff

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hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad Ali, he was heavy remain well, that's

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the last piece of advice in this hadith has to do with

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a big truth about life. That on your path to Allah. Yes, life is your story with Allah. That's the reality of life. Everything else is the details of this story. So don't lose your way in the details. Don't let the details distract you. From the reality of the story from the main theme of this story.

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Everything else is the details on your journey to Allah subhanho wa taala. So don't forget about the destination.

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Don't mistake

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the trees for the forest.

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Your Path Your life is your story with Allah, that story of your journey to Allah subhanaw taala everything else is just details and utility on this path. So don't be completely absorbed in the details to the point that you lose the bigger picture.

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And then on the path you're gonna slip. So Allah told us how to overcome these weaknesses. But we don't live alone. We live with other human beings and sometimes other human beings are our biggest challenge.

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were tested by people.

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Allah tests us by means of people.

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There are people we love and our love of them takes us away from Allah.

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There are people we admire and their opinion drives us far from Allah.

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There are people who have a huge influence on us. Yet they take us in a direction

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that is opposite to that of Allah.

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Then there are people who test us in other ways.

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People who push our buttons, people who cause us harm

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people who stab us in the back.

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People who talk bad about us, people who conspire people who destroy nations countries, people who kill people who steal

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people who spread corruption and immorality

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people who seek to destroy generations

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so this path to Allah subhanaw taala

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is filled with people that we're going to come across in our lives. Some of them cross our path for short times. Some of them stay with us for a lifetime.

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And we're tested by means of these people, whether they are good or bad. We're tested by means of them. So the prophets, Allah Islam gives us an advice as to how to navigate this very difficult challenge. waha you can nurse and be who you can hustle. That's the key.

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The way you treat people is with good morality, moral principles.

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Treat them well.

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Not please them, please Allah.

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So you treat people well, you treat them with dignity, you give them the rights, you never crossed the limits with them. You don't go overboard if you love someone too much to the point that it compromises your love of Allah subhanaw taala. That's not good o'clock. That's not good morality. That's, that's actually evil.

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Because sometimes we confuse

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just not good character with just being nice and soft. There are situations that require you to be stern, and strong and decisive.

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There are moments where good character requires you to cut someone off.

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There are moments where being more requires you to say no to someone your love and respect. That is good morality. Good. Morality is not always about being nice. But the general demeanor of good morality is that you treat people well. You don't cause harm to them, physical, emotional, psychological, financial, etc.

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three pieces of advice from the Prophet SAW sentiment extremely profound and powerful. And they are three keys to success in this life.

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Have your focus completely on Allah subhanaw taala and your relationship with him? He's your companion and all of your times, and he's with you. But the question is, are you aware of that and actively engaged with this fact and experiencing it all the time or not.

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And that's the reality of Taqwa. And then it reflects on your actions.

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And then, as your human being, you're going to fall, pick yourself up and fix your mistakes, make Emmons you can always do that. That's the challenge. If you try to be perfect, you'll break your back, and you will lose your way. Strive to minimize your evil tendencies and your sins and strive to make it up for these flaws that you have. That's the challenge. You will never be perfect. And then finally, as you deal with people

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hold to personal Hello, treat them well. With respect don't violate the limits of Allah or the limits of the people.

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And that's it.

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That would make for a very successful journey in this life. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us from those who are successful and who earned his pleasure on the Day of Judgment a lot more freedom I mean, you know what you want me out when asked him you know what a Muslim out here even went and worked along for Lenovo, but now I set off and Fe mdnr With a bit of dominoes. I'm gonna call me Catherine

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