The Great Success

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If you take a careful look of this worldly life, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala calls it a deception. Because we are here, we wonder how is it a deception, but I want to explain to you, when you came onto this earth, you unclothed, they had to clothe you, with clothing that they found on Earth. Whatever I have on me right now, no matter what it is,

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we found it on this earth. And we will leave it on this earth. We came from somewhere else, and we are going to go back. So we shouldn't become so attached to something that is actually very temporary. This is why Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala says, < 00:00:49--> 00:00:55

wa inna ad-daara al-aakhirata layiya al-hayawaanu..

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lau kaanoo ya'lamoon>>.

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Indeed, the life of this world, or this worldly life is nothing besides play and amusement. And the real life is actually that of the hereafter. If only but they knew.

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Where was I? A year before I was born? Where were you, a year before you were born?

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--Hal ataa 'alal insaani heenum minad dahri lam yakun shai'am mazkooraa-- [Q,76:1]

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has a time not passed before where man was nothing to even be mentioned.

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No one has mentioned you prior to your birth, they didn't even know you were coming. You didn't know you were coming, Allah knew. When you came on to the earth. Allah says: < 00:02:02--> 00:02:06

khalaqnaahu min nutfatin.. 11 00:02:07,980 --> 00:02:33,270 fa-izaa huwa khaseemum mubeen>> [Q,36:77]. Does men not see that We created him from a single droplet of semen. And now that he's grown a little bit bigger, suddenly he becomes argumentative. Who were you? And who are you? Come down, come down. Prepare for the day, you're going to go back to Allah. That's the message.

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Let's not think we're too big because of a little bit of money we've made. Let's not think we are too powerful because a little bit of a position that Allah has given us. Let's not think that we are greater than everybody else simply because Allah has given us something in this world. No, true success is the success of the hereafter. When Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala says anyone who gets their book in the right hand, they will be the ones who will be the ultimate, the ultimate from those who succeed. May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala grant us true success.