The Ultimate Truth

Moutasem al-Hameedy


Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy

File Size: 26.59MB

Share Page
AI generated text may display inaccurate or offensive information that doesn’t represent Muslim Central's views. Therefore, no part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever.

AI Generated Summary ©

The speaker discusses the fundamental elements of Islam, including the belief in the truth, the desire to live in the reality, and the importance of aligning oneself with the system of the truth to avoid delusion. They emphasize the need to be true and choose the right side of the truth in actions, as evil behavior is what has no reality and is a delusion. The speaker emphasizes the importance of learning and embracing the truth in one's life to build a foundation for life.

AI Generated Transcript ©

00:00:00--> 00:00:37

All praise is due to Allah. We praise Him, we seek his aid, and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah, the Almighty 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, Nan can guide I testify that there is none worthy of worship. None is worthy of our ultimate love and devotion. But the Almighty Allah alone,

00:00:38--> 00:01:29

and I testify that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was Salam is His servant, and His Messenger or you who believe, fear Allah as you should be feared, and die not except in a state of submission as Muslims, all 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 water over you, all you who believe. Keep your duty to Allah, fear him and speak the truth He will direct you to righteous deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and

00:01:29--> 00:01:57

His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best words are the words of Allah, the Almighty, and the best guidance is that of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu he were early he was selling them. And the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters. For all the newly invented metals in religion are an innovation in religion, and a bidder. And every bidder is misguidance.

00:01:59--> 00:02:07

Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran Yeah, you heard Adina tabula are cool and all that aside at

00:02:08--> 00:02:16

all you who believe have taqwa, have Taqwa towards Allah, and be among the truthful.

00:02:17--> 00:02:31

Be among the truthful. Oftentimes, we translate the word sidekick, or sadaqa. As for someone to tell the truth, but in the Arabic language, the word slip

00:02:34--> 00:02:38

is way deeper than that. And more comprehensive.

00:02:39--> 00:02:53

It means to live in truth. That's what Satan is. To live. In truth. The scholars sometimes would elaborate on the word suit, they would say,

00:02:54--> 00:02:59

suit cool hand was saved in a car was not cool if your hand.

00:03:01--> 00:03:14

So there we say, living in truth or truthfulness is about having truth inside you in your inner state, living the truth inside within in your heart.

00:03:15--> 00:03:16


00:03:17--> 00:03:34

you speak the truth with your tongue. And then you act and live in truth. So your whole life is about the truth. And this is not a simple tactic, just to say something that is accurate

00:03:36--> 00:03:39

or that is identical to what you have

00:03:40--> 00:03:51

in the world. It is something that actually goes deeper into our human psyche into our human existence. And if we were to bring that to life itself,

00:03:53--> 00:04:17

if we were to simplify in life, break it down to its very basic element to the, to the most fundamental fabric of life itself because what you see around in life, is the refurbishment is the decoration is the cosmetics. It's just like when you walk into the house and into a house or a building, you see these nice walls.

00:04:18--> 00:04:59

You see the light fixtures. You see the decoration, you see the colors, you see the carpet, but that's not the fundamental structure of this building. The fundamental structure of this building that gives it its shape, its fundamental shape, gives it its most profound qualities whether its spacious, or it's small, or whether it's solid and strong. Or it is weak and shaky. It is something that is usually usually invisible to the eye. It is something that is deeper than that. It is the foundations that the frames this is

00:05:00--> 00:05:11

The very basic elements of fabric of the building of a construction world the world we live in. reality as itself, the basic fabric of it

00:05:12--> 00:05:14

is made of two things.

00:05:15--> 00:05:18

Either truth or falsehood.

00:05:19--> 00:05:37

existence itself if you want to break it down to its basic elements, it's made of either truth or falsehood then everything else you see is the refurbishment is the cosmetics. It is the external kind of the flesh out

00:05:38--> 00:05:58

of truth or falsehood. And that's what Allah subhanaw taala wants us to live with. If you consider looking at the Quran, read the Quran, you will find the word truth appearing, appearing consistently. Even Allah subhanaw taala one of his most beautiful names is a Happy Valley can be Anala who will help.

00:06:01--> 00:06:05

He Himself is the truth. He is the ultimate truth.

00:06:07--> 00:06:09

Then Allah subhanaw taala

00:06:10--> 00:06:24

describes the people who will enter paradise showing that the key to enter Paradise is that for you to understand the basic fabric of this life, and then adhering to the truth, choosing the truth rather than falsehood.

00:06:26--> 00:07:13

That's what this journey of this life is about. And this is what Islam is about. So Allah describes the people who will enter Paradise, Allah says in them and shade that will help the well who may Allah moon, except for those who testify to the truth testify not only in speech, but their life becomes a testimony of the truth. They lived in truth, they believed in the truth. They absorbed the truth. They spoke the truth, they acted out the truth. They aligned themselves with the truth. That's what Allah loves. And this is a way of worshipping Allah through His names and attributes his name and health, his name, the truth, the ultimate truth means if you want to worship Him, you live

00:07:13--> 00:07:41

in truth, you align yourself with the truth, and then everything else is an external manifestation of the truth. So let's start to look at Islam. Through this viewpoint, Allah subhanaw taala describes the believers and the scholars of Tafseer when they explain this verse, unsalted Zoomer will lead the jab acidity was sadaqa de Allah ecohome RemoteApp. One and the one who came with the truth

00:07:43--> 00:08:03

and the one who believed in the truth, the one who accepted the truth, those are the most opinion. Those are the ones who truly know Allah, who truly give Allah His do and act accordingly. So the scholars of Tafseer they said primarily, this is Prophet Muhammad salallahu Salam in Abu Bakr, Radi Allahu Allah.

00:08:05--> 00:08:22

And obviously, whoever follows the footsteps of Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu is someone who has believed in the truth, the one who came with the truth is the Prophet SAW Salem. The one who accepted and believed in the truth was Abu Bakr Radi Allahu anhu, and every Muslim who follows that path.

00:08:23--> 00:08:49

So if we look at Aqeedah in Islam, the tenets of Islam the belief with the Quran is full of Allah describes himself in the Quran. Allah talks about himself, him being the Lord, and harlot, the creator, the originator of this existence, all of this world came from Allah. That's the originating point. That's the origin of everything.

00:08:51--> 00:08:52

And he is the owner.

00:08:54--> 00:09:02

He's in charge of everything, he's in control of everything, nothing happens without his permission, or against his will.

00:09:03--> 00:09:06

And then he is the provider, the Sustainer.

00:09:08--> 00:09:29

He's the he's the one who keeps running the world sustains it keeps it going. The reason we humanity the human race has been able to survive. Forget about the cosmetics and the external manifestations, and the technicalities is because the will of Allah is so that will remain until today. So he provides.

00:09:31--> 00:09:57

And this provision takes different manifestations. It could be your work in economics, it could be your work at a university, it can be your work at a clinic, it could be your work in the street, or in the company or your work in a desert or you work in a farm. All of these are cosmetics, but the reason you are able to survive and you are receiving provision is that because Allah is a modem better, or Versa, he's the provider

00:09:59--> 00:09:59


00:10:00--> 00:10:05

Then the Quran tells us about Allah but he's the only one who has the right to be worshipped Allah.

00:10:07--> 00:10:11

Allah, the only one who has the right for our

00:10:12--> 00:10:21

love and devotion, that this life should be a journey to Allah, that there is no ultimate goal but Allah

00:10:23--> 00:10:44

that there is no true end, intrinsic end, except Allah subhanho wa Taala nothing is sought for itself. But Allah, everything else is a means that cannot be sought for its own sake. Then the third thing the aunt or aunt tells us about Allah, it gives us so much detail about the names and attributes of Allah

00:10:45--> 00:10:50

is ismat and his SIFAT, Allah describes himself Allah names himself to us.

00:10:51--> 00:11:04

He describes himself to us, so that we get to know him. All of that is the truth. This is the IP that we are supposed to absorb it, internalize it.

00:11:05--> 00:11:14

And this is sort of hell. This is basically that you align yourself with the truth, the ultimate truth.

00:11:16--> 00:11:54

Your inner world aligns with the truth and that is Allah subhanaw taala. and why he created this world why he brought us into this existence. That's being a truthful person. That's the foundation of that. Then we look at Islam, what do we have in Islam, we have a lot of things to say we have the Quran to recite. We have the car, the remembrance, that we recite during Salah outside Salah when you finish Salah when you go to sleep, when you wake up, when you walk into the house when you leave the house with you into the market. When you go into the washroom out of the washroom.

00:11:56--> 00:12:33

In any state there is so much vicar and remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala when you do that you are aligning yourself. Whenever you say you're saying Subhan Allah, you're saying Allah be glorified. He saw beyond all imperfections is free from imperfections, you are uttering the truth, the truth that you have internalized within, now you are expressing it, expressing it as truth. So you are aligning yourself with the truth that is the only solid thing in existence. you're aligning yourself within and with your tongue.

00:12:34--> 00:12:50

And then what else in Islam do we have, we have a badass, we have actions that we are supposed to extend out we supposed to act out. And these are an expression of truth. Just like you say the truth with your tongue, you act with truth as well.

00:12:51--> 00:12:57

So when you stand in prayer before Allah subhanaw taala, you are making a statement of truth.

00:12:59--> 00:13:30

You are acknowledging that this world was created by Allah and sustained by Allah, and is meant for Allah. So our existence is for Allah. And here I am making this in heart, speech and action. I'm standing in prayer. So you are making a profound statement of truth, and you are aligning herself fully with the truth. And you can never be in a state stronger than that, because there's nothing stronger than the truth. falsehood, by definition, is non existent.

00:13:31--> 00:14:00

It's a delusion. But humans can make a delusion into something. And you can even spend your life in a lie. And that's what happens with most people. That's what's called the land in the Quran, misguidance that's what it is. It's a new truth that you will make into something, you build around it a lifestyle. And then you live according to that. Then on the Day of Judgment, what happens, you realize you were following nothing.

00:14:02--> 00:14:18

It was literally nothing has no substance, the only substance is the truth. But the question is, do you align yourself with it? So that you get the strength and the firmness of a truth? Or do or do you live with falsehood, which is nothing

00:14:20--> 00:14:34

but this life is a test and sometimes the there's a screen between us and the truth? And we can't tell the difference. We hold on to falsehood we fold we hold on to miss guidance, which is the level and we think we are upon something

00:14:36--> 00:14:38

we think we're upon something.

00:14:40--> 00:14:59

So that's why the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he shows that speaking the truth and aligning yourself with the truth is not only a verbal exercise, it has an impact on who you become as a person. Because the more you align yourself with the truth, you start to have this affinity with the truth.

00:15:00--> 00:15:16

If you blend into the system of truth, there is a special connection between you and the truth. And you will start to see it wherever you go, it starts revealing itself to you making itself available to you. And this is what guidance is.

00:15:18--> 00:15:29

And this is what the scholars and linguists call rasa they call buslee era, right an intuition a very profound accurate sense of intuition basura and insight.

00:15:31--> 00:15:33

And Allah also calls it in the Quran has hikma?

00:15:35--> 00:15:42

Why because the more you align yourself with the truth in your inner state, with your speech with your action,

00:15:43--> 00:16:02

the more affinity and connection you have to the truth and the closer it becomes to you, you will start to recognize it wherever you go. But if you align yourself with falsehood, you will live in more delusion and you will distance yourself from the truth and you will start to swallow more lot more lies the Prophet SAW Selim says, And he can be sued

00:16:03--> 00:16:06

for in a suit the little girl Well,

00:16:08--> 00:16:12

look, we're here to help us suit hatha yoga and Allah He saw data.

00:16:13--> 00:16:21

What your Komal credit for in lKt Bahia de la Fujio. We're in Abdullah yaki, they were to help locate the better YouTuber and Allah He kept.

00:16:25--> 00:16:56

The Prophet SAW Selim says Deke, on to truthfulness to the truth and ear. As we said, it's not only truth in speech, but truth in everything. A man continuation of the Hadith, a man speaks the truth and seeks the truth and to speak it and to live it until he is written or she is written with Allah as a truthful, you're rooting with Allah as a person of truth, you become more aligned with the system of the truth. And remember, truth and falsehood are the very fabric of life.

00:16:57--> 00:17:03

And beware of lying and deception. A person speaks

00:17:04--> 00:17:07

deception and acts in deception and lies

00:17:08--> 00:17:13

and keep seeking it until they are written with Allah as a liar.

00:17:17--> 00:17:53

Now, this is just this is not some kind of behavioral cosmetics, and it's nice to be truthful. Yeah, people will recognize your honest it feels good. That's not about although this is part of it. This is one of the fruits that we get that we get, but the reality is you are dealing with a very fundamental nature of life and Inshallah, in the second segment of the scottburgh, we will look at how this can impact our life and can change your life at a very fundamental level. Since we are dealing with the very fabric and substance of life. That was tough for a lot you want to come face to face.

00:18:05--> 00:18:12

hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad, it was how do you educate me on

00:18:15--> 00:18:58

all of the instructions in the Quran and the authentic sunnah Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are a call to alignment with the truth, either in heart, or in speech or in action. So Toccoa in the Quran, and the Hadith basically means you live in truth. You live in truth, you live in truth, the ultimate truth is that Allah is the Creator, the Sustainer, the provider, the only one who has the right to be worshipped, that life should be devoted completely to Him, and that he's the most perfect, and all of his all of His Names, Attributes and his actions. This is the ultimate truth that you should live for.

00:19:00--> 00:19:18

And that you should live in these meanings. And this encompasses everything, every instruction you'll find in the Quran and the Sunnah. And every injunction in Junction and every piece of information in the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW Selim when you align yourself with that. We call this in Islam. Tap what

00:19:20--> 00:19:39

we call it Taqwa. Now, what happens if you hold them to topple if you hold them to the truth, in state, in your inner state, in your speech and in your action? Let's get the answer from the words of ALLAH, the Divine Words of Allah subhanaw taala. Allah says, Yeah, you handle Adina. In Tapachula, you're looking for

00:19:41--> 00:19:43

all you who believe if you have taqwa,

00:19:44--> 00:19:59

towards ALLAH, if you treat Allah with Tip one, we said step one boils down to your alignment with the truth for you with you living in truth. What happens? Allah says, Allah will give you the criterion, what is the criteria? The Scholars say the quote

00:20:00--> 00:20:03

Hearing is the ability to tell the truth from falsehood.

00:20:04--> 00:20:07

Specially, in hazy situations

00:20:08--> 00:20:20

you will become the as we said you develop an affinity with the truth and you start to recognize it you develop a taste a taste for the truth, so that Allah gives you that light.

00:20:23--> 00:20:31

Allah says another verse wage and Nakamura runtime Shona be, and Allah gives you a light through which you walk, you walk through this life.

00:20:32--> 00:20:38

Allah says in the Quran, Zoltan Bacala, what tech Allah when you can name a Kamala

00:20:39--> 00:20:44

and have Taqwa towards Allah and Allah will teach you, Allah will enlighten you.

00:20:45--> 00:20:56

Because what is what is learning, by the way, learning is that you uncover the truth and embrace it. That's what learning is. You don't want to learn falsehood. You want to hear the truth.

00:20:57--> 00:21:06

And the more you align yourself with the truth, you become a person of truth, truth will start gravitating towards you, we start to reveal itself.

00:21:07--> 00:21:17

In a hadith Hadith Hassan from the Prophet SAW Salah Helia Salatu was Salam, although some scholars debated it, but it's authentic, according to the majority of the scholars of Hadith.

00:21:18--> 00:21:19

It all philosophy at the moment.

00:21:21--> 00:21:32

It took off Eros settlement, beware, be careful of the insight of a believer. This is why it's narrated, narrated authentically from Abdullah Machado, Allahu Anhu.

00:21:33--> 00:21:42

That one of his students walks into his Halaqa his gathering. 70 mustering says Macedon who had the comb beard, hello Allah, you know, what we thought was Xena.

00:21:46--> 00:21:56

He says, What's wrong with some of you, they come into our gathering. And in their eyes are the signs and the tree says of Xena.

00:21:57--> 00:21:58


00:21:59--> 00:22:05

when the gathering dispersed, this person remained. And he says Doug along and so what you're

00:22:06--> 00:22:10

saying is the revelation from Heavens after the Prophet SAW Salem.

00:22:13--> 00:22:22

The man said Wallahi as I was coming to this gathering, there was a lady who was not dressed up properly but and I kept gazing at her. I fell into this.

00:22:24--> 00:22:36

I fell into this. And this why some of the companions described Abdullah of NAMA robic Allahu Anoma. They said Rahim Allah whom Allah Allah can no younger or Illinois, even Citroen Sufi,

00:22:37--> 00:22:57

may Allah have mercy on Abdullah? Omar, it is as if he behaves and he speaks as if he has as if he is looking into the unseen through a very thin, transparent veil. That's the insight that's the wisdom of a believer, how do you develop it by aligning yourself with the truth

00:22:58--> 00:22:59

with the truth.

00:23:00--> 00:23:29

So you align yourself with the truth your relationship with it strengthens and Allah says in the Quran, what was helpful was that happened about in Alberta, Canada, and say the truth has come. And thus, evil has been defeated. Why? Because by its very nature, evil is what has no substance, it's evil. It's a delusion. It doesn't have a reality. So when you bring the truth to it, it's just like when you bring light into a dark room,

00:23:30--> 00:24:13

the light takes over the room and darkness disappears. You don't have to fight it. Why it's by its very definition, it disappears when the light comes about. This is how strong the truth is. So when you align yourself with it, you actually establish yourself up on so much truth, so much strength. And then life starts to make sense. There. If we look at the confusion that we have today, a lot of our youth are confused, or confused by because we are trained, even in educational systems in ideologies that give us a view of life, a worldview that is inconsistent and inconsistent with the truth, fundamental understanding and points about life

00:24:15--> 00:24:27

that have no truth to them. So when you are trained, when you are entrenched and entangled in such a worldview, you try to understand the truth you've got a mixture and you've got a conflict.

00:24:29--> 00:24:59

This is why it's and this is what the Quran does. When you read the Quran, what happens you're learning, you're aligning, getting more true that there is light, the light that's the light of the truth, you're getting more light from Allah subhanaw taala from the words of ALLAH more truth, you get aligned, you embrace that in your heart, you start to live the truth within and then what happens? You speak the truth, and then you act in truth and you do the truth is if you are in a situation where you can

00:25:00--> 00:25:09

actually told, let's say for example, there's a situation where we have to judge between two people. Either be just all be unfair

00:25:11--> 00:25:16

if you choose to be just unfair because all moral principles in Islam are matters of truth.

00:25:18--> 00:25:54

That's where morality takes its strength from because it's based upon the truth. It's a manifestation of truth. So when you choose to act with fairness, as opposed to oppression, you have aligned yourself with the truth, you have come closer to the truth, you have become more of you have taken more step to the system of truth, you'll become more closer to that system of truth. And this increases your insight. And it changes you from within and from without. That's how this system works. And in a sense, this is this is a way we can look at Islam truth. And if you look at the Quran, it's full of truth falsehood.

00:25:55--> 00:26:26

Because this is a very fundamental way of understanding Islam so that we don't get distracted by the details of life. Because oftentimes, the details distract us from the reality of what we are dealing with. So in any situation, for you make sure that you are always especially about what the world means what life means who you are in the world, that you understand the truth about Allah subhanho wa taala, about this world about this life and where you are heading to getting the right correct data. It's not a joke. It's not just some kind of intellectual

00:26:27--> 00:26:40

endeavor or some kind of an academic achievement. It is it is the most important thing because without aligning your inner world with the truth, it's very hard to speak the truth or act in truth, it's the foundation.

00:26:42--> 00:26:50

And then in any situation, always say the truth. And even voluntarily when you engage in vicar reciting Quran saying good things.

00:26:52--> 00:27:01

When there is a situation where you can tell the truth or falsehood, then see that which is best. And then in action,

00:27:02--> 00:27:42

fulfill the obligations. Your active Salah is an act of truth, exercising the truth and aligning yourself with the truth. Every act of worship is an act of truth. And then volunteer to doing things right. Whether it's worship or whether it's a situation or dealing with human beings, there is always a choice between truth and falsehood. Always choose the side of truth. And you will see how you will get more clarity about yourself about your life, your moral principles will become clearer, you'll have developed this compass where you can tell where the truth is, and you will get to a point where you can't resist it. And that's a very high morals place to be in, where you have

00:27:42--> 00:28:23

aligned yourself with the truth that it is painful to commit falsehood. That's what we were we want to get to the lie to Allah. And he remember the hadith of Odyssey, the Divine Hadith in Sahih Bukhari where Allah subhanaw taala says, for either to come to some Allah the yes man will be or Basara who later use it'll be, whatever the hula to push will be what is you know, letting me be here, if I love a servant, if I love a servant, I become his hearing with which he hears his eyesight with which he sees his hand with which he acts and his feet or his leg with which he moves around. What does that mean? That means you are guided by Allah in everything.

00:28:24--> 00:28:43

And even in some Hadith, although they are weaker generations, they say that this type of person, even if you want, if this person slips and wants to sin, Allah will not allow them to sit. Allah will protect them. That's a person who has aligned themselves with the truth and this is what we should seek to get in Allah to Allah