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Who are your best friends?
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Salam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Abdullah he Rasool e Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Jemaine,
my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam.
Allah Almighty refers to Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu was Salam,
as a allele
and Allah Almighty has also taken another from his messengers as a Helene.
That was none other than Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So, it is important for me to know what is the meaning of this word or this term are this name Helene.
What are the long who Ibrahima Han in?
Beautiful. Allah has taken Ibrahim as a Helene
a Saleem is the highest level of friendship. It's not just a friend.
We say this guy is my chummy. That's what we say, right? This guy's my friend. Oh, he's a buddy of mine. These are all terms you and I use, okay?
But when Allah Almighty says that this person is upon the highest level of friendship with me, please pause for a moment to think of what is being said. This is Rob bull is that he will gentle The Lord of the worlds the one who made you is actually saying here is my friend. I have taken him as a friend, and not any ordinary friend, the highest level of friendship.
So, I want to be part of those who are also loved by Allah.
Allah will test you and he will test you again negative upon negative upon negative according to the dunya and the worldly understanding but in the eyes of Allah, every negative is only the door of the biggest positive, the bigger the negative in terms of worldly understanding, the greater the positive in the connection with Allah if you are to process it in the correct way. Allah takes your health away and you say Alhamdulillah Allah Houlihan That's friendship with Allah. Allah takes your wealth away and you say Alhamdulillah Allah Cooley, hell, that is the friendship with Allah. Allah takes your family members away, you say Alhamdulillah Allah Callaghan, that his friendship with
Allah, Allah is in control. He made me He created me. He will decide what will happen to me whether I like it or not, and I'm still happy with it. That's the friendship. That's what happened to Ibrahim alayhis salam. That's what happened to rasool Allah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Ibrahim alayhis salam he was an Uma. Allah calls him a nation on his own.
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Allah speaks about Ibrahim alayhi salam describing him as an Uma. But how many people followed him? Nobody? Very few. A little handful. That's what happened. A massive Nabil of Allah, a friend of Allah. Nobody believed in his message. Besides a handful, literally a handful. His nephew Luke accepted his message Allah says, Man, Allah whoa by name ALLAH says that young boy accepted the message of this uncle of his Ibrahim, did you know lute Alayhis Salam was the nephew of Ibrahim alayhis salam and his wife accepted the message later on. It grew a little bit more very few people. But you and I are sitting here in this place.
I think it's called
Carioca, am I right? Did I get it right? We used to know it as unique Mashallah. But we need to get used to the new names in sha Allah. How I remember Korea is in Arabic language it means disliked something disliked, but no problem this is not Arabic. So it means something that is loved by the will of Allah.
My brothers, my sisters, let me explain.
When Allah tests you, you need to love that test. Today we are seated here. We are followers of Mohammed Salah Salem, and we believe in the rissalah. And the message that came down from Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu was Salam. Yet at that time. Very few people had accepted it. Look at how Allah gave acceptance 1000s of years later
Allahumma Salli ala Muhammad wa ala Ali Mohammed Kamasan later Allah Ibrahim wa ala Ali Ibrahim in naka hamidou Majeed. You're out asking Allah's blessings and salutations and so on for Nabina Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in the same way that he had blessed Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu was Salam. Wow. So that name is here in Salah we say it. Those are the two friends of Allah subhanho wa Taala al Holly Lane they are known as the two friends, close friends the highest level of friendship. Do you know all the prophets were not on one level they were on different river levels didn't go rasuluh one one whom Allah bomb mean whom can Nana long war of Abba Mung Dal Raja
Allah says those messengers, not all of them on the same level, we raised some above others. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says some of them we spoke to them directly. Some of them were not spoken to directly but indirectly through Jibreel Alayhis Salam, Allah says that's obviously the choice of Allah. Allah spoke
Subhan Allah to Musa alayhis salam, for example, Allah took Ibrahim alayhi salam as a close friend. All these are on different levels. The five of the highest of the messengers in level are known as uno, Azmi, Mina Rosalie
they are those of great determination from among the messengers, not to say the others were not determined. But these were tested more by Allah and they passed every single test and they would, the lesson is for you and I when you are tested by Allah, take it
as a sign of His love and friendship.
In Allah Eva, I have babinda nipt Allah, when Allah loves his worshiper, he starts testing him. You find the person saying what's wrong? Maybe Allah is not listening to me. I am struggling from the beginning. When I was young, I struggled when I grew up, I struggled now I'm old, I'm struggling, what's wrong? Come on back.
In Allaha Eva, I have bad than him tele, it's a sign of the love of Allah. It all depends on your belief. How are you processing it? If you process it with the eyes of the material world you will process it wrongly. But if you process it with the eyes of a believer, and you take a page from those who were before you who are loved by Allah, you will realize it's a gift of Allah
Subhana Allah. So my brothers my sisters, don't be upset. That is Allah testing you He gives you one after the other. Allah Almighty says about those messengers.
They were Oulu ASAN first bill, Gamal sabara Ono Laz me Mina Oh Soon Allah is telling Muhammad Salah Salem Bay patience, just like those who are known as Oluwole Azim those of determination from among the prophets before you bore patience. So who were these five interesting to know they are mentioned in the Quran in one place?
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Ibrahim our Musa ye 70 marmoleum when I first Nam In Rome um me upon volley Eva, Allah mentions the names of Allah AZM number one Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, then who are the rest. Ibrahim alayhis salam, Isa alayhi salam, Musa alayhis salam and new Alayhis Salam, they went through a lot, they are mentioned in the Quran a lot. Musa alayhis salam story is so much in the Quran. All of it was test upon test first it was the Pharaoh then it was this one then that one, Cameroon and the other one so many different issues. But then they were good days as well. They were happy. The Prophet SAW Salem one thing that beats me
one thing that really in fact, makes me think
is when I Isha the Allahu Allah says in Quran, Allah Muhammad in
you know when she speaks about how they didn't have food
in the blessed household, no food for how long? If I told you my brothers and sisters, there's not going to be water and food for the next few days. You would stock up and pile up even if I was lying. You agree
stuck up in paella. People said there's not going to be water. So you find all the drums from all the hardware shops are so why there was a rumor that there's not going to be water rumah and we already panicking
I shattered the lava Anna says one month past we had no food in the house. The second moon we saw it there was no food in the house. The third moon we saw it there was no food in the house. Three months past we survived on water and dates yet we were the family of Muhammad Salah salah.
What, slugger did I go through you go through 00 None of us have ever had that in our life. Not one. Not one sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, those are the friends of Allah. Allah says We took them as friends highest level of friendship.
So in Surah, Zakharov verse number 67. Allah uses that term.
Khalil is singular. The plural is a Hila. Akela means those who are upon the highest level of friendship, your bosom buddies, your closest homies, right?
we OMA even
boom li bao de nada, one in Turkey.
Allah says those who were the closest friends in this world, the best friends in this world, on the Day of Judgment, they will be the biggest enemies of one another. Look at your best friend today. Who is he? Who is she? Your best friends? Who are they? The circle? Allah promises you and I that those who are your best friends will be on the Day of Judgment, your worst enemies? Oh, I can't process that. I can't process that my best friends will be my worst enemies. How? Imagine I've got friends who are my close friends. They know a lot about me. They have we help each other. But Allah makes an exception. So the verse is not finished there. Allah says best friends in this world will
be worst enemies on the Day of Judgment. Except for those who are righteous, those who reminded each other of their duty Unto Allah, those who are more Kuhn, those who are conscious of Allah, time of Salah came, you looked at each other and said, Let's pray,
then you're an exception. But time of Salah came and you kept on doing what you were doing and no one reminded each other. On the day of judgment you are going to you will say to each other, why did you do that to me.
The other one will say when you did it to me,
we didn't remind each other of goodness, you were singing you were on drugs and we did drugs together. You are both in trouble.
You committed adultery and you knew about it or someone knew about it and they didn't remind you a you know a small tapping, be conscious of Allah one day you got to go back to Allah. Let's turn away from our bad habits. And let's go into the good thing. No, we did not remind each other of good. We did not warn each other of the bad. So we are losers. That's why Allah says will you best friends. You're going to be worst enemies unless you reminded each other of Allah. That's it. So who are your real best friends? Are they the ones who cheer you on? cheer you on you you are doing haram. You are talking nonsense. You are intoxicated, you gamble and they gamble with you and they intoxicate with
you and they're happy with you and they cheer you on and you That's it. That's my best friend. Why? Because you are
doing the wrong thing together. That's why your best friends. They say birds of a feather flock together. Well, these are vultures. That's what they are eating the carrion of the people you backbite together, you slammed it together, you spread the rumor together. Your best friends are those when you forward a message about another person that is negative. They reply to you to say don't ever send this message to me again. That's your best friend. On the day of judgment. They will come and you will say thank you so much. You saved me. I was about to fall into the pits of Jahannam and you saved me. Those are your best friends. Your best friends are those who tell you I'm not
going to talk to you because you did not come for Salah. Those are your best buddies or your best friend will say because you were drinking alcohol. Don't ever speak to me again. That's your best buddy. He cares for you. She cares for you. People care for you. That's why they correct you. They want you to improve your Salah, your Quran, your dress code. If someone tells you my beloved brother, don't dress this way, showing half
Have your backside because it's a trend not all trends will take you to Jana. Most of them will take you in another direction.
And you say who are you look at your own dress first go see your children, relax the man's children and something else. Pray for them. Maybe when you get an opportunity, you can talk about it. But for now, you are wrong in the fellow is telling you please think about correcting yourself. minimum you should say that's a friend of mine. He cares for me.
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If I tell you the verse that follows from this, you will cry, you will weep because it brings tears to my eyes.
Allah says your best friends will be your worst enemies except those who reminded you of Allah, those who are conscious of Allah. And then Allah says, I will personally call out to those who reminded each other of me and I will say, Yeah,
Kung Fu Nyla cool yo, Ma.
Oh, my worshippers. On this day of judgment. There is no reason for you to fear no, will you be sad? Don't be sad. And don't be worried you did the right thing. Who says this? Allah will personally say it to you and I if we reminded each other about what was right, and what was wrong.
Because of Allah.
Don't be shy, speak in a good way. When I'm closer to you, I can speak to you in a more open manner. For example, someone is talking a lot of rubbish. If he is your friend, as in acquaintance or you know him, well, you can tell me keep quiet. Don't you dare say that and he'll still be okay because you're close to him. But if you're not close to him, and you want to say Shut up, you say hey, you cause a fight. That's why Be careful when you're closer to someone instead of overlooking their misbehavior. You should take it as your responsibility to correct it, even if it's not immediately, but in your heart, you need to feel this is wrong. And when I get a chance, I'm going to correct the
sister regarding XY and Z or the brother.
Don't feel bad when someone corrects you. One of the plots of shade man is when you are wrong and someone corrects you. He makes you become angry and arrogant. Why EDA, Tila LaHood duck in
Tunisia to be with me for has booja
Allah says about the hypocrites that when you remind them about Allah and say fear Allah, they become more arrogant upon their sin. Allah says for them, sufficient for them miss hellfire, they don't want to be reminded. When a reminder comes to you, it's from Allah.
And if you don't remind someone about right and wrong, you will be from among those who will regret having known the next person on the Day of Judgment. Imagine Allah Himself is saying yeah, he buddy, all my slaves. Oh, my worshippers, no fear on you. No need to be sad, you won't be sad in the end, you won't be scared. Two things. What do you and I suffer from in this world sadness and fear. You become sad because of something and you scared about something? Well, no one can be shy in Allah says mental health. We will test you with a little bit of a few things. The first one he mentions is a house which means fear. You scared anxiety what's going to happen tomorrow? I'm old am I die?
Relax, resign to Allah. Leave your affairs to Allah you're going to die. Alhamdulillah say Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, I'm returning to you have mercy on me become a better person. seek forgiveness. The biggest gift you can ever give yourself is known as tilba. That's it. The biggest gift you can give yourself is repentance. Turn back to ALLAH ask him Allah forgive me, the biggest gift you can give yourself, obviously with the changing of your life. You can't hold the bottle and say Oh ALLAH forgive me. Forgive me. Forgive me. You gulping and gulping that's not forgiveness that's not returning to Allah. You need to stop it right?
May Allah make a strong steadfast, be strong. My brothers, my sisters, you and I no matter how old you are, we are returning to Allah later today. Did you hear what I said? We are returning to Allah later today. What that means is a few hours remaining. Subhan Allah
Few hours remaining for you and I to go back to Allah. We want to be told ya to one F's and Motomura in Iran JD ala BK ra the
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Nudgee we want to be told and addressed as a beautiful soul that is come over you calm soul returned to your maker,
happy and he is happy with you enter into
the group of my worshipers into my paradise that's what I want to be told. That's what you want to be told. Believe in that it's coming. Right now while we are seated here. Let's look into our hearts and promise Allah Oh ALLAH I'm going to be a better person.
I'm going to quit my bad ways my bad habits for your sake Oh ALLAH. That's called Preparing for meeting with Allah do that every day every day. My brothers my sisters listen to what else Allah says it doesn't just stop there. Yeah, a body law how often I lay como yo Mala antem doesn't know
who who are they?
It's not so difficult to become from among the friends of Allah. A loving man OB Tina waka no Muslim me mean those who believed in my science in my verses and they submitted unto my command. canto Muslimeen, they were submitters
when Allah speaks of
the friends of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says
a loving man who can
those who believe and they were righteous, those are known as Olia Allah, Allah is also a level of friendship, where there is a protection from Allah for those people. That's called a Willie EULA Wilaya and hula a saline is a higher level than that. And Wilaya is an extremely high level two.
One is that of protection together with friendship. And the other one is that of friendship of an extremely high level, which automatically comes with that protection.
Which one do you want.
If you want the friendship of Allah, you must be friend, good people, I always tell the youngsters all of them, all of them young. Now we have to tell the old and we also have to remind ourselves, the biggest favor that you can do yourself as a teenager growing up is to have a very good circle of friends. Very good circle of friends. That's it. Those who don't have bad habits, those who speak well, those who don't use bad words, they don't cause problems. They're not stealing and cheating those who are not into unfortunate things.
If you have a good circle of friends, when you are young, your friends are good people, you will succeed in life and if you die, you will go to Jana. In the same group
was she called Latina Takahara by whom l Jun Zuma ah, Allah says when the people of Jana will go to Jana, they will go to Jana in the groups, the groups whom they were Subhan Allah, you go with your group, you're either going to Jenna or Johanna. The next time you are with your group of friends and you sitting and laughing, ask yourself which way do you think we are going to go? You will know? It's easy to tell? Which way are you going? If this good happening in Sharla. You go to Jenna. And if there's evil happening, you can see the same faces one day you're going to see the same faces again, because Allah also says What's he called levena CAFM Elijah hang Zuma, for those who
disbelieved who turned away who transgressed etc. When they go into hellfire or jahannam. They will go also in their groups or groups. I want to be in a good group. Are you going to join us? Or are we going to join you? Are you are you good? If you are good, let's join each other. We want to go to Jana. And when we go to Jenna will go in our big group in sha Allah, may Allah gather us congenital failures. So your best friends are those who correct you those who tell you about Allah, those who remind you about your duty Unto Allah, your Salah, etc, etc. Those are your best friends.
So Allah Almighty says,
Who do Hunan Janetta
tomb was wa don't come to bound on the same people. Allah told him don't fear. Don't be sad. Then Allah says they are the ones who believed in our science and they submitted unto us, Allah says you
In Jana, you and your families your spouse's you enter general you will be together in the group which group my family why? Because if your family was also good you deserve to be together in general Fidel's Allah says good Hello janitor unto as you enter Jannah you and your spouse's your families enter Jannah together to Barun you enjoy their
full of delight full of happiness be happy
and then Allah describes what you're going to get there
you Utah for Eileen base we have been having a coup
they will be
servants all around serving you with plates made of gold and utensils such as cups etc. made of gold serving you and you're going to be there Mashallah. And how am I supposed to understand this? Allah says, wifey Tasha, he'll
fusuma Tala Noni.
In it, there will be that which is delightful.
That which the soul desires and it's delightful to the eyes, tasty to your eyes, anything your eyes look at all once it's yours.
Subhan Allah. Now, when you think of that, some of the youngsters are just looking at me looking at me looking at me. They are just imagining I'm going to see this it will be mine, I'm going to see that it will be mine. I'll see that it will be mine. I see that. So it will be finished from everybody else because it will all be mine.
You see, you understand what I'm saying? I'm a human being. If I If Allah promises me anything you look at and you want it is yours. I'm going to look at everything and I'm going to want all of it. Can it be all mine? The answer is yes. Allah says we're dumphy Ha ha Lido do, you will be there forever and ever and ever and ever and ever. And everything you ever want forever and ever will always be yours. That's what it is. And I want to end by telling you one thing.
Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says, Allah's ownership is so great, that the creation of the skies,
the heavens and the earth is bigger than the creation of man, but man doesn't know. Today, when you catch a flight and you take off after a little while you can't see anything. But in that little spot you're looking at there 20,000 People, each one thinking he or she is a big deal. They all got cars and houses and gold and silver and money and whatever else it may be. But right now where you are you just went 30,000 feet above, you can't even see a thing. Allah says, you know, what, if the whole of mankind from the beginning to the end, had to ask me what ever they ever wished and wanted. And I gave every single one of them every single thing they ever wanted. It would not displace from
my kingdom and my ownership except when you put a needle into the ocean and take the needle out. What did he displace there? That is my kingdom.
Allahu Akbar. Did you hear that?
If you go into space, like what they did recently, and they took photos of the Earth, the smallest planet is the earth. The other planets are very, very big. Allah says the worst person the last one who will go into Jannah will get what ever the size of the earth and everything it contains multiplied by 10 will only be for that person who's the last one to enter Jannah imagine if you are somewhere before the last 10 times the whole world is only yours Subhan Allah.
How small is this earth in connection or comparison to the kingdom of Allah? Allah says nothing. You dip a needle one day when I was a little bit younger I took a needle when I went to Durban and I put a just to see I was like a fool put in the water and take it and say this is the Hadith says that's the amount of kingdom of Allah it displaces It was nothing Subhan Allah when Allah gives everyone everything they ever want from the beginning to the end, La ilaha illa Allah my brothers, my sisters as I end, I tell you develop your link with Allah you have no option but to make friendship with Allah. Do your Salah Don't be lazy. Get up in the morning. Don't be lazy. A day will come when you
will be happy all the way your problems may not deplete but your connection with Allah will help you go through those problems. Your connection with Allah will help you smile in the face of adversity and difficulty and hardship when someone tells you how are you and you
No you are suffering with everything you are just going to say Alhamdulillah what else that is a friend of Allah. Are we ready? Are we ready? My brothers, my sisters, may Allah make us that way. May Allah truly make us a bad man.
That's the name of this masjid, by the way, and may Allah Almighty truly make us from among those whom he loves. It's not easy, but inshallah with his help, we will get there. Please have good friends because we want to have the best of friends and on top of that, you need to be the best friend of others. Remind them be good smile at them, you know, keep that connection try and correct them. It doesn't mean if someone is going astray you don't talk to them. No, you can remind, remind them to keep coming and Allah will help you and your children and your offspring and your friends and Allah grant us agenda to for those who loco Leha wa sallahu wa salam