The Strong Believer
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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All Praise and thanks are due to Allah. We praise Him.
We seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge and protection in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our own actions. Whomsoever Allah guides to the truth non cannabis guide, and whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, none can guide him to the truth, and a bear witness that Nan has the right to be worshipped. No one has the right to our ultimate love and devotion except Allah alone, who has no partners. And I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was Salam 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 and Islam to your Lord,
all mankind, be dutiful to your Creator, to your Lord, Who created you from a single person. And from that single person 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 kinship. Surely Allah is Ever and all watcher over you, all you who believe keep your duty to Allah, fear him and speak the truth. He will do
direct you to righteous deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. Indeed, the best words are the words of Allah. And the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was salam. And the worst thing in the religion are the newly invented matters, as all the newly invented matters are innovation and bigger and every bit is misguidance. And every misguidance leads to the hellfire.
Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in the authentic hadith, meno we
may know or we hire on what I had Bo l Allah He Mina, Mina Bife, the strong believer,
a believer who has strength
is better in the sight of Allah, and is dearer and more beloved to Allah than the weak believer.
Well, he couldn't hire.
But in every believer there is good.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is making a clear distinction according to the best criteria that we know in Islam, the love of Allah,
the love of Allah. This is what all of us are after that Allah subhanaw taala loves us. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is sharing a very powerful advice that the strong believer, the strong believer, is closer to Allah, dear to Allah, Allah has more love for that believer, then he has love for the believer who has weakness in him.
We often call this hadith when we talk about physical strength.
But the reality is the strength that the Prophet SAW Selim talks about in this hadith extends far greater than just physical strength, and Islam, the strength of Eman, the strength of faith, the strength of the hearts, the strength of the character, has more precedence and importance in Islam than physical strength.
As the Prophet salatu salam explains, in the other Hadith, Lisa Shadi dooba, Surah,
the strong one amongst amongst you, is not the one who is physically strong and is able to put other men to the ground.
What I can assure you, D, the lidium, SQL NAFSA, who and Uncle Bob, but the strong man is the one who is able to hold back his anger
and not act upon it.
So this is the strength of character, the strength of the self, the strength of the hearts.
So the Muslim is supposed to be a brave hearts. And that's what the Prophet SAW Selim is advising us to do, and to have and to develop within ourselves. And he gives us the best incentive you could ever get as a Muslim, and that's the love of Allah. So Allah sees you better. And Allah loves you more, when you are stronger. So who is the strong believer? What are the characters of the strong believer, the character of all the traits of a strong believer are known in the Arabic language
as Al maru
anymore, who, and that's a word that has no equivalent in any other language.
Some other languages might have translations to probe and try to get close to that word. But the word evil Manu has no equivalent in any other language, because that is specific to the people who were Oh, whom the prophets of salaam was amongst when he received the revelation. That's the moral of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and more. In simple words mean to be a man or a human being who is full of their humanity.
A man who is full of his masculinity,
and the woman who is who is full of her femininity, that that's what an mu r is. And mu r is the high ethics, the high morality of Islam. It's the call of your fitrah. The call for justice, the call for respects the call for courage.
The call for forgiveness, the call for love, the call for high aspirations to approach this life from a high moral standard, rather than set
Coming to a very low level of immorality
and cheap character.
And that's what Islam causes to.
The Prophet SAW Selim summarized his message when he said, In nama booth, Dooley Otomi, man occurred o'clock, I was sent Billy to complete and perfects the best of manners and character. That's what Islam is about. Islam was sent to complete our humanity, our fitrah, to awaken it, shape it, complete it, enhance it, and bring it out into a real physical form that people can relate to, and can see. And that's the only way to bring goodness on this earth.
And that's the strong believer. So what are the characteristics of a strong believer that Allah loves most, and Allah deems that person to be better than others?
What are these traits? The first one, the first traits is to be truthful to Allah subhana wa Taala to believe in him firmly and strongly without any doubts.
Today in these times when Muslims are going through so much in the Muslim lands, and Muslim minorities are experiencing some changing times, when the tide seems to be turning against them in some shape, or form.
We need that kind of model. We need that kind of strength in our belief that will enable us to rise up to the challenge we are facing and that we are going to face and that's what we have to build ourselves upon. And that's what we have to build within our children. Instead of building our children, weak and needy, and demanding and spoils. We need to build them as people who are able to handle the responsibility. People who face life is real men.
People who do not step down for the temptations of life or the challenges of life. They are able to hold on to the courage and the reliance on Allah subhanho wa taala. Just like the early Muslims, they were challenged. They were tortured. They were expelled out of their lands, but they never gave in. They never acted as cowards.
They rose to the challenge. They rose to the challenge the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after so many hardships. For example, when he approached the people in a five, they expelled him. They threw stones on him. They tried to humiliate him. Yet the Prophet SAW Allah when he was sending them after he leaves heartbroken, he turns to Allah subhana wa Tada and he says to Allah in lamea Kubica Allah Yagoda Boon fella who barely if you are not angry with me, Oh Allah, if you are not upset with me, I don't care. I don't care.
Just like as the poet said for later kotoba will Anam okay Babu. So I wish that you are pleased with me, even if that means all of the creation is displeased with me. Because that's what matters. So that kind of connection with Allah subhana wa Tada. Allah becomes your closest friend, that when things happen in your life, you don't freak out. You don't lose balance. Your heart straight away turns to Allah and you realize, Allah is in charge, Allah will take care of you. So your heart falls into a state of rest and peace and reliance on Allah. And you don't panic regardless of what happens. That's the first trait of a believer.
And from this trait, everything else follows in the life of a believer
when things turn to be dark,
when everything seems to be working against you, if you are truly truthful to Allah and connected to Him,
you will never fall in despair.
As much faith you have in accordance with the strength of your Eman and faith in Allah. Your hope will be your hope will be an Allah subhanaw taala talks about his Prophet alayhi salam in Surah Yusuf that he says to his sons while he assumes Rohilla and never fall in despair of the mercy and the help of Allah in hula Asuma Rohilla he will carry you on the only ones the only ones who lose hope and Allah, the only ones who fall in despair and they give up on Allah
are the ones who are disbelievers. they disbelieve in Allah, they don't truly believe in him. So according to the level of your belief, you will have hope in your life. You will have optimism in your life. And the further you are from Allah, the more panic and fear and despair you will have in your life.
There is no other way to look at it. There's no other way. That's the bottom line. That's exactly what's happening.
So what is wrong with us, we Muslims today, we go through some financial hardship, we lose balance completely. We start crying, we start complaining, we lose hope.
We become pessimistic. We don't trust anything. We use open everything. And we start crying like children complaining here and there. And we turned to people to help us and we never it never happens to us to think about Allah and ask him for help.
And when we call upon Allah, we start questioning why he's not Allah answering my dua. And we don't know that Allah subhanaw taala has his own way of answering the DUA. And if something is good for you, Allah will give it to you straight away. But if he's holding back, you need to have trust in Allah that he's doing this for your own sake.
Because it's a full service with Allah.
It's not just you ask and you're given like that, there's a bigger context for that. Allah takes your DUA and he looks at its quality. If it's good for you, He will grant it for you because Allah will never hold back from his creation. He's al Karim.
But if Allah holds, it holds it back then Allah knows that giving you what you are asking for at this specific time is not good for you. He knows it.
So he manages your affairs even better than you know, than your own wishes and your own hopes.
But we don't trust in Allah. So we jumped to conclusions. And we say I've been calling upon Allah, I've been making dua, Allah doesn't accept my DUA and we fall in despair and we become victims, we play victims.
You have to remind yourself that when Allah subhanaw taala Says law you can live for Allah who have sinned Allah, Allah does not overburden a song. Allah does not place on you a calamity or hardship or a challenge that you cannot deal with.
This works with matters of religion and matters of the dunya
you will be challenged with what you are designed to handle, and you can handle it. But if you feel that you can't handle it, you will lose hope you start complaining, complaining oftentimes about Allah indirectly complaining to his creation about him.
And you lose all your courage, you lose hearts, you lose your masculinity in all of this, and you think that's gonna make people feel pity for you and help you out.
But that means you're severing you're cutting off the relationship with Allah subhanaw taala you're pushing yourself away from him.
A lot of us crumble when life throws a challenge at us.
And we think no one is going through what we're going through. But if you look around, open up to any human being, tell them about your pain, and they will start telling you about their pain. Everyone has a story. Everyone sees their plight is the worst. Everyone sees their predicament as the most difficult. That's how we are human beings. We want to play victim. And we forget about the blessings, that countless blessings that we are wallowing in, that we are enjoying, and taking benefit from day in and day out. And we don't thank Allah subhanaw taala for that. So the first sign of a believer is that they are connected to Allah and they are truthful to Allah. And this causes
them to see life in completely different light than anyone else.
They know Allah is in charge. They know what happens is designed to happen, and it will happen. So they face it like a man.
And whatever they whatever they're faced with, even if it's death, they don't fear it, because they know death will only come at the appointed time. No accident will bring your death earlier.
No hardship will take away a provision that was destined to come to you nothing.
But the accidents that happen and take people's lives away. They were brought because that these people's times or the time on Earth was up, and that was the time to leave. So Allah created a circumstance and a context for the lives to be taken. So it's the other way around, not how we tend to see it.
We need to connect to the cause of causes and that Allah, your provision doesn't come from your employer.
It doesn't come from your work. It doesn't come from your bank. It doesn't come from your business. It comes from Allah. But Allah designed these things to be conduits, to be a pathway for your provision to come to you, in a way that makes sense in this life.
So we have to see the cause that is behind all causes. And that's Allah subhanaw taala.
So that's, that makes the believers strong. This is why one of the companions when he was taken to Mecca, as captive,
and he was
Habib have no idea, probably Allah who I know when he was tortured, and the people of Makkah told them the hook told him would you like to be in your house and Muhammad in your place? He said, No, I don't leave out on even wish for a thorn to hurt the Prophet SAW Salem. When I am even in my house, I would die for him. I don't care.
So these people took him.
And they started cutting his body into pieces, one piece at a time, cutting out chunks of his body, slowly murdering him killing him, because he's just a Muslim.
Just because he's a believer.
And he doesn't fall back. He doesn't even complain to them. He doesn't even cry. They couldn't even get of him. Even one side. They didn't get out of him.
These are people who live from this world, they live their eternal life because they are connected to Allah. They are connected to Allah. And that's where the strength of the Muslim comes from their connection to Allah. That's where we get our strength. The second characteristic of a believer
is that they give other people their rights.
They don't panic, they don't think you are taking their provision. They don't think that you form any kind of hazard or risk on them. They know that is everything is from Allah. And they know that if you are kind to the creation, Allah will be kind to you.
As the prophets Allah Selim says in your humble la hoomin, a birdie healed Rosanna in jnana, yoga Camela, whom in a bad deal Rihanna, Allah has mercy from among his creation, Allah has mercy on the ones that are most merciful to his creation. Little ha moment, fill up your hammock in Memphis Sama, have mercy upon those on earth, the one who's above the heavens will have mercy on you. And that's Allah subhanho wa taala.
So they don't compete with people over what they have.
They want to see people smile. They want to bring happiness to people's lives, because they have risen high above the level of competition. They are competing on a game that's far bigger and greater than what most people are competing in.
The futile competition of life.
I get this, you get that this is futile. These people rise above. Above all of this, and the Prophet SAW Selim says, is had been Murphy evenness, you have brokenness. If you don't desire and covet what other people have what's in their hands, people would love you, people would appreciate you, because you're acting from a higher ground. And that's the connection of with Allah subhanaw taala.
So these people, you will find them the most generous, you will find them the most, the most forgiving, you will find them the Most Merciful.
They don't want to get into disputes. And if you wronged them, they will forgive you that they don't have time to engage in a fight or a quarrel or a disagreement. They don't have time for that they have a better business to do. They have a greater investment. And they want to put their lives there. Because they know this doesn't get them anything.
So they give people their rights, the kinds of other people they're merciful to the creation of Allah subhanaw taala. A third aspect or side
of the strong believer is that they never compromise their ethical principles even in the small minut details of life.
And that's what is mainly now these days is known among the people who speak Arabic as moral today.
That is what is known as moral today
is that when you observe the ethical principles in all situations, whether you're dealing with
The Muslim or non Muslim, whether you're dealing with a human, or with an animal, whether you're dealing with an adult, or a child,
whether you're dealing with a sane human being, or someone who's lost their mind,
you're just because of justice. You're kind because of kindness, your ethical because Allah subhanaw taala wants that from you. And it's in your very fabric. So you are ethical, even in the smallest things. Even if it's a matter of change, you give it back to the people who deserve it.
Even if it's a matter of giving salam to people giving a smile to people, even if it's just standing, having conversation with a person, and I find this appalling to have this among Muslims, you're having a conversation with someone, all of a sudden he sees someone else, he turns away from you without any warning, and he walks away.
Where is Maru?
Where are the ethics of the Prophet SAW Selim and his companions were his respects.
And with our children, with our spouses, with our parents, sometimes the people that are closest to us, we think we can compromise on their rights. We think we can overlook their rights because of familiarity. But a strong believer who has moral will never will never stoop to such a low level. In every dealing in everything they do.
They will hold on to the principles that Allah subhanaw taala loves, even if it's a small thing.
A right is a right. And obligation is an obligation. And they know that very well. A cola cola was the federal law you could either Memphis
Alhamdulillah hillbilly Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala sayyidina, Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi edge mine. So we see that the believer who is closest to Allah and dearest to Allah, among all the believers are the ones who have this kind of strength, the strength of faith that keeps them balanced in life balanced in life. So they have this balance, they have these ethics, they never compromise. And that makes you strong, that makes you firm. So whatever happens and that's what we need as Muslims today to face the realities, that are the changing times of of this time or this era, we need to be strong enough. We always we like to complain and ruminate about the media and
what it says about the Muslims. We like to complain about our parents, we like to complain about other Muslims. We like to complain about the policies and the government's we like to complain about the rulers and the leaders, we like to complain about everyone.
And we spend our energy and our time complaining and complaining and complaining. But a strong believer doesn't have time for complaints.
The only time they engage in a complaint is when there are practical consequences to pinpoint a problem and start dealing with it and charging it. Apart from this. They don't play a victim and start complaining about everything about government policies, about the media, they talk about the Muslims, about how people are treating you how people are treating others, complaining about Financial Times, life is life, it's a challenge and you will have to go through it. So you either go through a man or you goes a child that's complaining, and that's freaking out about everything that's happening in their life. But a true believer don't complain, they know whatever life throws
at them. If they handle it with trust of Allah subhanaw taala they will be able to go through it. And there's nothing that goes in vain in life. hardship, you go through your main patient, you are rewarded immensely by Allah. Ease comes about you are thankful to Allah, you are rewarded, things that you covet and you want badly they don't happen. You will be rewarded by Allah for your patience, and you contentment. So life however it happens. If you are connected to Allah, it's in your favor and it's happening for you.
But you just have to develop the right outlook on life. The right perspective.
Most of us are stuck in our situations, because we're looking at life the wrong way. We don't differ from people. Oftentimes we don't different from people who don't have faith in Allah, who don't believe there is a genuine there is now
we seem to be caught up in the same kind of rat race and competition, that people who don't believe in Allah, they are caught up in.
But we have this advantage that we know life will always treat us like that because that's the nature of life and
We'll always be like this. And people who live in palaces, people who live in affluent live, they have their challenges that are making their life hard. And don't be deluded by the show off of all of their wealth and everything else.
The true gauge and the true, the true measure of the level of your happiness is your connection to Allah subhanho wa Taala as a lesson buslee said about the rich people who don't really worship Allah, and they are not truthful to Allah subhanaw taala he says, what Allah who were in him legit became all Bernardin in Gulaal masliah Tila Allah will do him is these people because they have disobeyed Allah subhanaw taala. They are walking in their affluence, and among their servants, and among the signs and unsure of their wealth. You can see the signs of humiliation on the face and pain on their face, because it comes from disobeying Allah subhanaw taala. Another one from a tablet
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Pathetic is the state of the people who are chasing this dunya they have lived through it they have left it without tasting the most beautiful thing about it. When he was asked about it, he said merrily for Tula, he was a habitual who will also be was shown.
He said the beauty and the sweetness of this life can only be found in knowing Allah, loving him feeling the newness and the connection to him and longing to see his face on the Day of Judgment.
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