The Reality Of Remembrance
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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What accidental had the had you Mohammed in sallallahu alayhi wa early he was selling them or short run Ohmori defer to her or coulomb desert in Bidda. What could be the agenda Allah Allah. 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 leaves to go astray, none can guide
I testify that there is none worthy of our worship and devotion. But the Almighty Allah alone, and I testify that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was sending them his his servant and His Messenger
or you who believe, fear Allah as you should be feared and die not accept as Muslims, meaning in a state of submission to your Lord, 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 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 we'll forgive your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best words are those of Allah.
And the best guidance is that of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was seldom and the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters. For all the newly invented matters in religion are considered to be a heretic, innovation and bitter and every bidder is misguidance.
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those outstanding individuals have excelled they've got far ahead of everyone else.
So the Companions asked on Messenger of Allah Who are these outstanding individuals?
Who are the ones who really stand out and get ahead of everyone else? He said they are the ones who remember Allah in abundance.
Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran,
commanding humans, the believers and everyone
Yeah, you Hala Dina with Corolla haidakhan cathedra or you who believe. Remember Allah, often or in abundance, to remember Allah subhanaw taala had
even in difficult times, challenging times, where humans have
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Allah Subhana Allah to Allah directs them
to remember Allah
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or you who believe.
If you come face to face with an enemy in the battlefield,
remain firm, and remember Allah in abundance.
Now this is a practical benefit. And it shows that remembering Allah subhanaw taala makes a difference. It adds strength, fortitude, stamina, forbearance,
even in the battlefield.
And that means when we draw on this powerful resource, we are better equipped to handle life and deal with it.
Then Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah says in the Quran, and these are very special verses
that when they were revealed to Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam,
he was praying at night, and Bilal comes to his doorstep to wake him up to notify him before
the eventful Fajr
so he looks at the messenger SallAllahu Sallam billon sees the messenger Salah Salem, having stood up most of the night in prayer
and that his heels were bleeding because of standing up in prayer for long.
So Buddha says Yara Salah limited and with aliqua Allah hula chiamata caught them in them Be careful not to occur, or messenger of Allah. Why do you do this? Why do you push yourself to this extent when ALLAH has forgiven your sins?
The Prophet sallallahu sallam said
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Some verses were sent upon me tonight were revealed to me tonight.
And woe to those who read them and not contemplate them not absorb their meanings. Then the Prophet salallahu Salam recited the verses towards the end of Saudi Arabia Imran, in a few helpers summer Watty will walk Tierra Fellini when the hell
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So these verses were revealed on the Prophet SAW Selim on that night. And because of them, he remained up praying, standing in the Presence of Allah subhanho wa taala. Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of the night and the day there are signs for people of sound hearts and understanding.
They are the ones who remember Allah while standing,
or laying down.
And they contemplate and they say, Our Lord, not for any empty reason or purpose Have you created all of this?
The Prophet sallallahu sallam was described as someone who remembered Allah in all his efforts.
Cannot rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam yet quote Allah Allah while he he couldn't be here. He would remember Allah in all states.
And we have an issue we have a deficiency when it comes to remembering Allah because the first thing that occurs to us when we hear about Victrola the remembrance of Allah the first thing that comes to our minds is lip service
is lip service. But remembering Allah is in the heart, first and foremost.
Remember, rinses are originally a function of the heart.
And to remember Allah it means to be preoccupied with Allah,
that you are conscious of Allah
in most of your affairs,
that your mind is busy with Allah, your heart
is contemplating Allah and the connection to Allah all the time.
That's what remembrance of Allah is. And because that is in your heart, your tongue is going to express it by remembering Allah.
Because the tongue is the messenger of the heart, the Arab poet says,
Mexico will feel they were in either listen or island for the the leader. The reality of speech is in the heart. But the tongue is just a pointer for the heart, or a messenger that expresses the heart, in the shape of words.
So the reason we find it difficult to remember Allah often is that most of us practice vicar or even understanding and such conceptualize vicar, as empty words,
as lip service, whereas the ticker is hot service, first and foremost.
So it's all about Subhan, Allah Subhan, Allah Subhan Allah, how many times it's about counting them.
But it's not about living the meaning engaging with it.
The reality of vicar is the same concept as Al maraca. watchfulness, being aware that Allah is with you. Be mindful conscious of Allah all the time.
So you remember Allah in your heart, and thus the tongue expresses this. And sometimes yes, the heart goes unconscious of Allah. So when you remember Allah with your tongue,
you are prompting your heart. You're reminding your heart of ALLAH SubhanA wa taala. So you go back to this date of record.
So the reason most of us find it difficult to remember Allah in most of our affairs is that it has become an empty lip service.
It's not a reality.
So trying to sustain some kind of lip service without content is extremely difficult. And even those who have managed to get themselves in the habit of remembering Allah merely with their tongue. You don't find the fruits of vicar in their life.
You don't you don't find it in their manners. You don't find it in their demeanor.
You don't find it in the level of their Taqwa.
You don't find it in their actions. You don't find it in the lifestyle.
While why because it's empty words.
That's why Allah subhanaw taala tells the believers instructions in instructs them in the battlefield. When you are face to face with your enemy and you need strength, what do you do? Remember Allah that will give you strength, because that transforms you. It changes you. It helps you transcend the dynamic of this material world.
And that's where Allah praises the people on Al Bab, the people of sound hearts and minds.
Allah praises the man he describes them as people who remember Allah remember Allah with their hearts and with their tongue. And because that's the state they live in consistently. They are not preoccupied with the dunya they are not preoccupied with the circumstances.
They are preoccupied with something beyond that, something bigger than that. And that's Allah subhanaw taala.
So when they look at the world, and they see the creation of Allah subhanaw taala it's not merely what they see.
It is, how it fits in the bigger context they are focused on it's Allah subhanaw taala. So they see the mountains, they see the skies, they see the Earth, they see the alternation of the day in the night. And it's not just a natural phenomenon to them.
this comes from Allah. This is the creation of Allah, this is the handiwork of Allah. And Allah must be magnificent to create such a beautiful orchestra orchestration in the universe.
And this must serve the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala so they see the full context because their hearts are preoccupied with Allah
that's what remembrance of Allah is and that's why throughout the Quran, you will find it with quote Allah what the Quran Allah with quote Allah the Prophet SAW Selim would remember Allah
a man comes to the Prophet SAW Selim and he says ah messenger of Allah that too many things in Islam to remember and memorize and think about an I can't handle much.
So guide me to something one thing that I hold on to and if it is everything for me, do let me atomistic will be German. Call a lawyer
keep your tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah. And that doesn't mean remembrance of Allah is only lip service. But it was not it was natural was understood for them. That when you remember Allah when your heart is engaged with Allah, that you're going to express that in the form of remembrance.
Just as when you sit with anyone, or spend five minutes with anyone, you can tell what interests them, what they are busy with, but they are preoccupied with,
you can tell because they, they'll start talking about it. They'll start mentioning, wherever they wherever they remember in their hearts.
That's the nature of humans, we are expressive. You can figure out what matters the most to them in their life. What kind of remembrance is in the heart, because they will speak about that because we can't be patient. And stay away from the things that we are interested in. Things that we are consumed in. We have to mention them. Whether it's sports, whether it's finances, whether it's investment, whether it's education,
whether it's video games, whether it's traveling, spend 10 minutes with someone, then they will start talking about what really matters the most to them, and you from that you can infer what's in the heart,
what's in their heart, because that's what they will talk about.
So remembrance of Allah is a holistic state, meaning that we live our lives, experiencing the companionship of Allah subhanaw taala, Mariya to Allah,
experiencing the companionship of Allah, that you in this life are not alone. That you are with Allah, you are created for Allah you are on your way to Allah.
And everything around you is designed by Allah orchestrated by Allah written by Allah brought to you by Allah, the
whole of life is communication, from Allah to you, and from you back to Allah, everything in your life fits within this description.
So your heart is aware of this and it's connected to Allah
and when the heart really experiences, the beauty, the magnificence the glory of Allah, indeed stay express it. So it starts pronouncing it through your tongue and then translates it with actions good actions. That's the form of remembrance that was referred to in the Quran Anderson, Apollo cola will only have stuff for the lion you were looking for stuff.
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad, Muhammad Ali he was early education as well that
usually people will have the question, how do I remember Allah? Often? Or an abundance? How do I increase in vicar in remembering Allah? subhanaw taala?
with all honesty, although this answer might be offensive to many people,
indicates an attempt to dodge responsibility
because you remember
the things that are most important
so if we don't remember ALLAH,
it means in the way that we have come to arrange our lives Allah is not important.
Even if we say so.
Even if we say some Muslim scholars, many of them said the statement one of them formulated it beautifully. In Pamela Azalia Rahim Allah. He said, your attention goes to what occupies your heart.
What comes to mind is what occupies your heart.
So what you are attached to the most, what you believe is the most valuable?
What is most deserving of your attention,
and have your time. That's where your attention goes. So if someone needs to be reminded of Allah all the time, they find it difficult to remember Allah.
When it shows in the way that they have come to arrange their life and their priorities. They have not put a lot on top of the list. That's really what it means.
So how do we increase in remembrance
any tools, somebody says, you know, hold something to remind you put a reminder, this might help. But unless you deal with the root, the root cause of the problem and the issue,
all of these technicalities will not help much.
Allah needs to be the most important one in your life than you remember him.
So the things that interest you the most the things that
you believe are the most valuable and consequential in your life, you will find yourself talking about them. Some people are in investment, you can't get them to stop talking about investment, right? Let alone you don't need to remind them why. Because it's the most important thing in their life. And that's what they talking about, even when no one listens to them.
Someone has an interest in any field of science, or study, you will find them talking about it all the time, even when when you don't want to listen, because still talk about it.
Because it's very important in their life. So these people are doing remembrance of these things. It's it's the nature of humans that what is the most important thing in your life, what's the most valuable thing to you, is the thing that you will remember the most, we'll focus on the most we'll talk about the most, and we'll do an act for the most.
That's how humans function.
So if it's not Allah, then it's something else. Most of us are doing remembrance of the dunya all the time. So instead of asking, How do I increase in the remembrance of Allah, maybe it's a good idea to ask ourselves, the question is, why do I remember matters of the dunya so often, how come I have achieved have made that achievement?
Because I want to increase in remembrance, I'm already doing it with the dunya.
I just want to do it with ALLAH, so figure out the secret that made you so Oh, so engaged in remembrance and vicar of the dunya
and apply it to Allah, then you don't need to ask anyone. How do I remember Allah in abundance. It's very simple human behavior.
And there's no way around it.
There's no way around it.
So when we start to remember Allah subhana, WA Atana. In this way, start meaning we experienced Allah that we experienced the companionship of Allah, the closeness to Allah, awareness, seeing how everything in our life, this physical reality is just a surface, the surface of a, of a deeper and richer reality. Most of it is in the, the world of the unseen, everything in your life, you start to trace it back to Allah and to the wisdom of Allah.
Then everything will remind you of Allah, then you'll start to see the dunya and its real shape, you will not be completely consumed with only the surface layer, or start to have insight, you start to have balance.
So when good things happen to you,
you don't you don't get lost in them. You know, this is a blessing from Allah. So you turn to Allah in gratitude, because you saw how it came from Allah to you. Hard Things come to you, you don't say why life is treating me this way. You know that these things are brought to you by Allah subhanaw taala. And there is wisdom, there is reason behind it.
She will be patient in order this thing is coming through Allah's wisdom and we'll so your patient, so you seemed beyond that. That's what remembrance of Allah is. And that's why it enters people into paradise. That's why it helps the Muslims even in warfare in the battlefield, it empowers them, it strengthens them.
It shapes the life of a human being. So remembrance of Allah is not just lip service. It's something it's a deeper engagement. It's a holistic engagement, where your totality is with Allah, especially your heart. That's what remembrance of Allah is. And that's the meaning of the verses where Allah says what's called Allah the Quran Kathira
and remember Allah in abundance, and that's how we should live and even your Salah when you do this, your Salah becomes an act of remembrance, in in words, and in action. That's what Allah says to Prophet Musa alayhis salam Wa aptamers Salah tele Vickery and establish the prayer as a means of my remembrance. It's a fashion it's a way through which you remember ALLAH, your practice your remembrance, your consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah subhanaw taala to monkey make us from those evacuee in Allah hackathon with vacuum rot those who remember Allah in abundance along my filming, you know and want me now to win Muslim you know, when a Muslim hotel here in Hong
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