The Connection between Love and Obedience

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An Noor Mosque, Abuja.

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My beloved brothers and sisters, one of the greatest favours of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us, is the fact that he sent to us, the chosen messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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me

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see him? Yes No lie him

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while he was attacking him, while you

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Indeed Allah has favored the believers when he sent to them from amongst them the messenger, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam reciting the verses,

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purifying, cleansing teaching them guiding them etc, etc. Every goodness that we have a lot chose to give it to us through the blessing messenger who came with the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Don't we Oh Allah.

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Don't we Oh Allah, the gratitude. And in order to show that gratitude to Allah,

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He wants us to constantly recognize the status and the value of the messenger, whom he sent sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So much so that if the name of that messenger is said, and we intentionally do not say, may peace be upon him, or sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. We are at fault. In fact, we would be earning and invoking upon ourselves, the Wrath of Allah, may Allah protect us. Don't ever be ashamed of saying sallallahu alayhi wa sallam all May peace be upon him, the moment you hear the name, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam because by recognizing the favor of Allah upon the Messenger of Allah, you are actually doing a favor to yourself, who is the Bestower? of

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favor? Is it you and I? Or is it Allah? It is Allah, some have more wealth, some have greater health, some have good looks, some have authority, some have a condition that is very, very good. Where did it come from? When we acknowledge that the giver is Allah, it it actually removes from our hearts, jealousy and envy because we know it is Allah who gave.

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I don't need to be jealous of someone whom Allah has given more than me, in knowledge, in authority in wealth in looks in anything else. The reason is,

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it was Allah who chose by being jealous of someone you are actually defining Allah, Who is the giver.

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So the greatest of gifts was given to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And we were favored by the greatest blessing upon us whether we understand it or not, is actually the fact that we are I mean, I'm sure the believers understand that.

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We believe in Allah. We believe in the messenger. Islam came with beautiful teachings, to worship Allah alone.

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To worship Allah alone without associating partners with your maker, and with great discipline. This is why when people look at Islam, they see it to be a very disciplined religion. Tell me who would be behaving in a better way those who are disciplined or those who are not those who have high morals and values or those who don't? May Allah help us to protect our values and our morals? And may Allah subhanho wa Taala keep a steadfast on the straight and narrow amin,

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my beloved brothers and sisters, if I were to ask you, who do you love the most? The true answer would be from amongst us as mankind. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam law you know a hadoken had akuna li II mean f c e. d DY Lee one nasty, edgy marine.

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None of you are considered true believers. Until you love the messenger Muhammad Sallallahu

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He was sending them and he was speaking so he said until you love me more than you love not only your fathers and your children and all the people but even yourself

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Alma de como rasuluh Amana hug cool man whoo

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whoo

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what ever the messenger has instructed you, obey it, whatever he has prohibited. Stay away from it and be conscious of Allah. Mashallah Allah

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Mina Jin Eva Koba lung rasuluh

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Khun ella

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me Khun Allah homonuclear Otto min me him. It is not for a true believing male or female, that when Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have declared something that they think they have a choice in that regard. true believers. No, I don't have a choice I follow and I will follow Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam blindly La ilaha illAllah. For as long as I know the messenger said this, it is for me. For as long as I know Allah said this, it is for me. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deeper understanding. My beloved brothers and sisters, as I told you, to be a true believer, you have to love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam more than anything

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and anyone else.

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However, my brothers and sisters, let me take you into your own lives and my life. When we love our spouse, our parents, our children, our siblings, and others. What happens? We try to make them happy. They say, if you want to get a big man to do something, talk to the wife, La ilaha illAllah. If he loves his wife, she can make him do what you could not make him do in one year. In one minute, La ilaha illa Allah I think here in Nigeria, we know exactly what I'm referring to.

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is we love our spouses, our family members, if they are asking us to do something, what would we do? We would do it it's okay. For as long as it is not in the disobedience of Allah. Man is so weak that sometimes to prove his love to another person or a spouse or someone whom they are not even supposed to be having a relationship with at times, they might end up doing something haram to please a human in the displeasure of Allah. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says to us, men have been so busy sakaki law HIPAA law 101 nurse, woman or law Happy Saturday, Nancy radi Allahu Allahu Akbar and goodness, La ilaha illa Allah, whoever pleases mankind through the displeasure of Allah, they will

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earn the displeasure of Allah. And very soon the people will also be displeased. Those whom you were trying to please, will also be displeased.

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And whosoever

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pleases Allah while the people have become displeased due to that Allah is pleased with that person. And sooner or later, the people will also be happy and pleased, even though they may have been displeased at some point. May Allah protect us.

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So when we love, that love is closely depicted by how we follow, and how we listen to the loved and the beloved La Ilaha Illa

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La ilaha illAllah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what is our duty towards him? If we were in love with Allah and in love with the messenger, how should we show that love? It is a question because today when people want to show their love and joy and happiness, what do they do? Those who do not believe they might party all night in order to say I am happy today. I love my spouse. It is our 10th anniversary 20th anniversary 50th anniversary there is alcohol. There is haram. There is so much disobedience of Allah. There is immorality, interest in everything else, whatever it may be, and people don't even care for them. We are rejoicing is that celebration in the system.

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pleasure of Allah, you know that it is not I know that it is not. It is actually insulting Allah insulting the messenger, insulting what Allah has blessed you with people say I have turned 50 years old, my brother, you are now one year closer to your grave La ilaha illa Allah if you are to thank Allah for each Alhamdulillah if you are to make dua to Allah for each Alhamdulillah if you are to become more conscious on that day Alhamdulillah if you are to reflect on that day to say I am becoming older Mashallah, oh, I thank Allah for what he has bestowed upon me. And I do not want to lose focus

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from that which is to come then Alhamdulillah but if you are to rejoice in the displeasure of Allah than La hawla wala quwata illa Billah.

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This is men.

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When we want to show joy and love, and we want to show happiness and gratitude sometimes we forget Allah.

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Allah has given us the best days of rejoicing in the year. Do you know which days they are, there are two days they are known as a dual filter. And we do have a Ha. Every time Allah gives us a day or an occasion of happiness and rejoicing Allah He asks us to engage in an extra act of worship. Eagle Aha, we have an extra Salah, known as salata Li, we have a kotoba known as the remainder of the day of aid, right? When it comes to the day of marriage. It's a very happy day, we should be coming to the masjid and at least listen to a photo of that Nika. Right? At least listen to a few good words. It is an act of worship Subhana Allah, when we have other good days, Happy Days. Allah

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subhanho wa Taala tells us to do something for him. Look at a Friday it is the smaller it is the happy day of the week. What do we have? We have a little lecture Mashallah, it's something extra. We listened to a few good words for a few minutes, we are reminded we feel motivated, we reflect we change ourselves for the better. We make good resolutions and we leave. That is what Juma is all about. We find out about our fellow brothers and sisters. Do you know that that is one of the duties upon us algebra two? Well, Gemma, you know you're gathering on a Friday and the gathering of the people is very important if I see you once a week at least, and I'm supposed to be seeing you more

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than a few times a day. But if it is once a week for some reason that we have maybe a big machine that we attend when I don't see you one of the weeks and I know that you are here all the time. I asked about you. I haven't seen you Are you okay, I will call is this man. Okay? Is this sister fine? Is this person okay? Is there something I can do? That is a true believer that is true love and concern for one another. Another point of true love and concern in Islam to suddenly mala kulemin are of the woman lamb tarrif you need to greet but the greeting, Allah is watching. Do you only greet those you know, or do you also greet the others whom you don't know? La ilaha illa Allah,

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I may not know you personally, when I come in, do I greet you? Do I talk to you? Do I acknowledge you La ilaha illAllah

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one of my good friends May Allah give him genital dose.

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Whenever I visited Cape Town, he was always with me always by my side last week, he went to Madina munawwara he went to the front he made Salam ala Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he suffered a heart attack a little time later he passed away. May Allah give him genital favoritos.

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He was in Madina munawwara with a very, very few family members, very few. But when his generals are went,

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many people followed the Genesis Subhana Allah, you know, if someone were to pass away, we would all follow the generals at times, and mostly even if we didn't know because the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam says, Whoever fulfills that Salah of janaza will have one mountain of reward. And if you are to follow it up to the burial, you will have two mountains of reward. I want that mountain and you want it to May Allah grant us mountains of reward. My brothers and my sisters, if we cared for each other in our lives the same way we care for the janitor after it's dead, we would solve half the problems of this oma.

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We would solve half the problems of the soma May Allah subhanahu wa taala strengthen us

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Now let's get to the crux of the matter. poodle.

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la Khumbu bakhoum. One more

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thing. Allah is instructing His messenger to tell us, if you love Allah, what should you be doing? I want to know. I love Allah. Allah gave me the life I have everything I have the faculties I have the eyes, the ears, the nose, the fingers, the tongue, the legs, to start with within myself, every single organ, if one organ goes wrong, it is a small kiama for us. One organ goes wrong. It is a huge problem for us. My beloved brothers and sisters, we love Allah, we think Allah, we are pleased with what Allah Subhana Allah Allah has given us when we want to prove that love for Allah. Do you know what the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has told us, he says,

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if you were to follow me, you would earn the love of Allah. And Allah tells this to us in the Quran as well. Subhana Allah, Allah tells it to us in the Quran as well. That if you are claiming to love Allah, so follow the messenger, peace be upon him. And in return, Allah will love you and He will forgive your shortcomings. For indeed he is most forgiving, Most Merciful. La ilaha illa Allah, I want you to take this verse back home, to prove your love for Allah or his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you need to prove that you are following what was sent by Allah through the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. What is the point of saying, I love the messenger, but you

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are drinking alcohol? What is the point of saying I love the messenger, but you are gambling? What is the point of saying I love the messenger, but you are engaged in adultery that you just not quitting? What is the point of saying I love the messenger, but you cannot quit the pornography. What is the point of saying I love the messenger, but your dress code is not modest? What is the point of saying I love the messenger, but your mouth is filthy with bad abusive, hurtful, dirty, false deceptive words. La ilaha illa Allah, what is the point of saying I love the messenger, when we don't follow what the messenger has said, as he has said the best from amongst you is those are

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the one who is best to his spouse. And we are the worst to our spouses, but we just say I love the messenger La ilaha illAllah. My brothers and sisters, let's be careful regarding paying lip service to some statements, when in reality, we are far away and we are not even trying to come near May Allah forgive us.

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We have just crossed the month of Ruby and a very, very important month of the Islamic calendar. We are so honored that Allah blessed us with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was born in that month he passed away in that month. It is an absolutely amazing month. Every Muslim feels the joy in his heart that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent to us. I have just recited the verse right at the beginning I spoke about that. But my brothers and sisters Remember, it is not all about jumping, and paying lip service when our lives are far away from the path of the same messenger. It is one of the traps of shaytan to make you pay lip service on one day, yet you cannot quit smoking a

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cigarette, let alone anything else. May Allah strengthen those who are smoking cigarettes to cut that habit for the sake of Allah and even for their own health sake. I mean,

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one day when I said that there was a brother in the crowd and one of the kids who came to me later he said Schiff today you prayed for the destruction of my business. I said, What is your business? He says, I sell cigarettes. I said my brother, May Allah forgive all of us. I did not intend that. But what is said and what was said had to be said,

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Take it or leave it. The message is clear. It's up to you.

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May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to follow the best of paths. Allah He if the doctor was to tell you, you would quit it but when Allah says it, we still think 234 times May Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. So my beloved brothers, my sisters, remember one thing

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if you want to know whether you really love the messenger sallallahu wasallam you only need to look at your lifestyle. That's it. Look at what you do, look at your ibadah do you get up for Salah that is fudger Salah let alone the tahajjud if you get up for 200 inshallah, it is better and that Salah that you get up for should reflect on your tongue. Minh has a clean, polite, beautiful, respectful tongue at all times, my beloved youth who are listening to me today. Clean your tongue, clean your tongue say respectful words. Be polite, be honorable command the respect by respecting yourself to begin with automatically people will know you are respectful dress in a way that if the messenger

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were to glance towards you, he would be proud of the way you are dressing and speaking and what you are doing. Masha Allah, Allah May Allah strengthen us. That is true love. Don't you agree? That is true love. We love the messenger, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to fast on a Monday when he was asked about that fasting on the Monday, he said that was the day I was born. So I would like to fast on that day so Han Allah, Allah mean, do we fast on a Monday and the Thursday? That is the love of the messenger peace be upon him? Do we fast three days in the month? That is the love of the messenger peace be upon him? Do we start every day with the recitation of the Quran early in the

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morning before we leave the house? That is the love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam? Do we treat our family members with good words and respect? Do we fulfill our duties? Do we spend time with our family members? That is the love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he being the best of creation the most noble of all prophets of Allah He used to help at home he used to help the women folk at home with some of the chores of the house. Unfortunately, the men of today who claim to be the lovers of the same Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam sometimes they arrogantly would tell you what did you just tell us to do? You mean I must go into the kitchen La ilaha illa Allah, I

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am not saying you should dwell there, but help lend the good hand May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease.

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I have spoken about the true love of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam starting with how by saying his name, we should immediately utter sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if we were to say that Allah will send blessings upon us tenfold. And this is why every time we hear the verses, and we shall hear them and we continue hearing them, where Allah subhanho wa Taala instructs us to send the blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah bless every one of us, may Allah grant us goodness May Allah subhanahu wa taala open our doors are kulu kolyada stoneville la de la komolika al muslimeen min colita min wa t zero who in who who will follow him