The Fortress Of A Believer
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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An explicit talk on various types of dhikr and adhkaar of Allah SWT taught by our Prophet SAW, its benefits and rewards in the worldly life and in the hereafter in the light of ayahs from the noble Quran and hadith of our beloved Prophet SAW. It also makes mention of an incident about a scholar who had not-so-good start in his life and his complete transformation by the miracle of Allah SWT.
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We begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala who is no doubt our Creator sustainer nareesha protect and cure. We asked him to shower his choices of blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with more sincerity until the day of their
brothers and sisters in Islam. First and foremost, I would like to remind myself and then all of you all present here to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for the numerous bounties and favors that he has conferred upon us. Indeed, there are numerous in number just as he states in the normal course on what is normal to law he left. If you were to try and count the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala, you would fail to encompass all of the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because at times, we tend to take things for granted as human beings, we tend to remain oblivious to that which is obvious that which is right in front of our eyes, we tend to ignore them. We tend to take all
those blessings for granted.
You know, there's the story of Sherlock Holmes. How many of you all know Sherlock Holmes on Sherlock Holmes? Yeah, so Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. You know, Dr. Watson, right. Sherlock Holmes? Yeah. Type two kind of character. Yeah. So both of them went on a camping trip. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson and night fell upon them.
And Sherlock Holmes, he looked at Dr. Watson and very seriously, he asked him, Dr. Watson, can you please look up and tell me what you see?
Can you please look up and tell me what you can see. Dr. Watson, he looked up and he said, Well, Sherlock, I can see the heavens, I can see the sky.
Then Sherlock Holmes said, okay, Watson, what can you deduce from that? Because I thought they were detectives, right, detectives, what can you deduce from that? Dr. Watson, he went on to say, Well,
I can see many stars.
And so I presume that there has to be many universes, many galaxies and many planets, and there's bound to be life on all of those planets. And he started to, you know, go on.
Sherlock Holmes, he looked at Dr. Watson and said, well, Doctor, you don't have to go that far. You know, you don't have to go that far. It's just basically someone has stolen our tent, and we need to go find out.
So we tend to remain oblivious that it is obvious at times. So it is upon us to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for the numerous bounties and favors that he has conferred upon us and Mario brothers and sisters in Islam. As human beings, it is of utmost importance, that we do not deny our natural inclinations, we should not deny our natural inclinations. And these natural inclinations, or the inclinations, that we have two words. I'm not talking about all inclination, but I'm talking about this specific one. And that is in regard to the inclination towards that which is eternal, that which is permanent and aka the Hereafter, because if you were to analyze a human being if you were
to analyze a human being, our bodies consist of a few elements, like for example,
the body number one, and then you have a roof. Anybody knows what it is?
The soul right? The soul I mentioned yesterday
further west Kelowna kangaroo, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the number four on the Ask your Mohammed, Allah, Allah
and Robbie say that the role is on the matters of my Lord. Yeah. So the body can say, I'm sorry, human being consists of a few elements, like we just said, the body, the roll, and then we also have something else and naps and naps. Some people, you know, have come to a conclusion that the naps in the room are one and the same. But in reality, they're two different elements. naps is different approach is different. Yeah. So the roof is the soul. And the naps is you can translate it as one's ego one's lower self once base desires. We have a few elements in play now the body, the soul, the nerves. Let's focus on the body and the soul. What is the body created off?
Look, I'm not the only one to do all the talking here. I want you all as well to interact and engage. Yeah, I'm going to become tired. So what is the body made of?
water or the scientific Republic?
The body according to the kohan
mean pain, right? CLAY? All right. So anyway, water cleaning, right? It's anyway, things that are related to dunya yes or no things that are related to dunya we have narrations of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to create a demolisher that was Sam alized Virgil, he sent this is mentioned in the book of a mom we can feel Rahim Allah,
Allah azza wa jal sent Jabri arratia to salam to get a few handfuls of
jabril Alisha to Islam he came down to grab the few handfuls of Earth, but the earth did not want to give it up. And jabril is not Muslim did not have the heart to take it by force. He went back to Allah subhanho wa Taala and informed the last mechanical China about it. Allah azza wa jal then sent Mika in Alicia to Sarah,
the same thing happened, the earth started to plead cry and weep. mikhailova Serato slam also they don't have the heart he went back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Until finally Allah is the virgin appointed who mallacoota mount the angel of death. la semana Medina appointed molekule mon to go grab the handfuls of Earth. So Bella Kumar, he comes down to earth, and the same thing happens upstairs to plead weep and cry, medical mode said, Look, I have been commanded but Allah subhanho wa Taala. And, you know, I feel going back to him, not abiding his command and he took the handfuls of Earth by force from different parts of the planet and went back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when
allies who were just as villages saw that medical mode, he had fulfilled this particular commandment, he had fulfilled this duty law has been appointed him to be the one to extract the souls. from there onwards, he was appointed as medical multi Angel of Death. So nevertheless, coming back to the point that I wanted to highlight, our bodies are made from elements that are related to dounia. So our bodies need nourishment or not, we need nourishment. When we become hungry, we can't help but think of food. We become thirsty. Wherever we look, we see in a water, we want to quench our thirst.
So we need to nourish our body, we nourish our bodies, with things that are related to the neonics fruits, vegetables, water, everything that is underneath. Now let's talk about the roof. We don't have a lot of information in regard to the rule because just like I said, this is it is something from the matters of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But we know that Allah subhanho wa Taala breathed into other Muslims that was Allah. So, we can come to a conclusion that the rule may be it is from the matters of our Lord, and it is related to it is related to an era it is related to the eternal and permanent abode. And just as how our bodies need nourishment and just just how we nourish our bodies
with that, which is from dunia our souls need nourishment as well as souls need nourishment as well. But can you feed a pizza and nourish your soul? Can you be feed some pasta noodles and spaghetti or nasty Garang? Perhaps, you know, yeah, or whatever it is, can you feed your soul and nourish your soul? You can't. You have to feed your soul with that which is related to the spiritual realm. You need to nourish your soul with that which is related to the spiritual realm. And the best way to nourish one soul is to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala because the best of nourishment is the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala the best of national
he is reported to have written a book titled alharbi lucilia. In other words,
drops of beer. And in this particular book, he goes on to list almost about 100 benefits, okay, that are related to the, the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And from them he mentioned because time does not permit for us to discuss the whole list, but I'll try to touch on a few. from them he mentions one.
That is that the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala, strengthens and individually in the sense, it spiritually strengthens and individually, it strengthens the spiritual levels of an individual because see you and I, we live in this modern era, but we're all suffering from this. And at times, we can all relate to this, we all go through this phase where we feel this spiritual vacuum, we feel so empty from within. And that is, you know why because we need to nourish ourselves, we need to nourish our souls.
We need to nourish our souls. So, in that he mentions in his book that the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It nourishes the soul of an individual as well as the heart of an individual. And if you even look at the words of the prophets, that Allahu Allah you send them what is
being reported from him sort of family it was sent him that his report to have said that the comparison between an individual who dares Vicar in the sense the individual who remembers Allah and who does not remember Allah subhanho wa Taala is like the living in the dead is like the living and the dead. So we're talking about spiritual life and that the person can be walking around, he can be doing everything but if he's not remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala he's spiritually dead. He's spiritually considered EMI yet, because he's not remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala he's dead from inside. He does not feel any spirituality from within him, his soul needs to be nourished. And this
is why Mahmoud Rahim Allah He mentioned the statement of his teacher scheffel Islamic potamia Rahim Allah in that particular book, that the the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala for the heart of an individual is like water for a fish is like water for a fish. Can you imagine how a fish struggles when it is taken out of water? Likewise, when the heart of an individual is distanced from the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala it flounders and struggles because it needs the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala it needs the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala then shuffle Islam in the damier hula hula. In general, his practice used to be that after Salatin fetcher, he used to sit
down remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala until four noon until four noon, you know, the time of Doha, and he used to say, this is my breakfast. What is our breakfast conflicts cereal? Yeah, this is our breakfast but the breakfast chef of Islam is to be the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala he said, This is my Vicar. This is my breakfast. And if I don't have this breakfast, my strength will deplete in the sense he was talking about his spiritual strength. If I don't have this breakfast on a daily basis, my strength the levels of my strength start to deplete and start to go down. Allahu Akbar.
Rahim Allah. He goes on to mention so many other benefits in this particular book of his so many other benefits. Like say for example, he goes on to mention that
the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala is like a fortress for an individual. And he mentioned the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam mentioned a beautiful example a metaphor. Just think of this, say an individual is being chased by his enemies. He's being chased by his enemies and he's running, running, running. He's running away from them. He's being chased by his enemies, they're close behind. And then he comes upon a fortress. He enters this fortress, a strong fortified fortress, he goes in and takes protection, and that fortress protects him from his enemies. Likewise, a believer, the minute he adheres to the vicar of Allah, the minute
he brings in the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is within that fortress, and he is protected from his enemy and who is his enemy. shaitaan is protected from sharepad within that fortress. So this is of utmost importance. And that's why I said at the beginning, that as believers, we are not supposed to deny our natural inclination towards our heart yearns for that which we love. Just as I said, when we are hungry, we can't think of anything other than food. When we are thirsty. We can't think of anything other than water when we're in love. We can't think of anything other than our beloved. I'm talking about love when you're in marriage and outside
marriage, and you're in love, you can't think of anything other than your beloved.
And when we talk about love has so many shades, so many shades, and the pinnacle of love is to love Allah subhanho wa Taala that is the peak of love, the pinnacle of love to love Allah subhanho wa Taala
Because he Azerbaijanis, the creator of love, and he is the founder and head of love. You know, Abraham, when you talk about liquor when you talk about the heart, you can't help but keep quoting him because he was known as a specialist of hearts. He was not a heart surgeon. But he was the specialist of hearts in the sense he used to deal a lot with the spiritual side of
the hearts and he used to talk about the spiritual maladies, spiritual diseases of the heart. You talk about the cures of the hearts, he has a very profound statement. He states that if the tree of love you know what he said to him a hypothetical, but he does appear to be MA in his class como de Botton Habib, Murat Anwar Thema kukula Hakuna
if the tree of love is planted, what kind of love are we talking about here the love between Laila and Majnoon know the love for Allah subhanho wa Taala if that tree of love is planted in the heart of an individual, and if that tree of love is watered with what Mima is lost with the waters of floss with the pure water of a floss sincerity or whatever is in hobby and following the sooner Mohammed son Allahu Allah, Allah usnm you know what happened to the tree, the tree will start to bear fruit and the roots of the tree will take stronghold in the heart of that individual and its branches will reach Sidra, to monta monta was the utmost boundary where you cannot pass beyond that
the sitter to remove the slice Mrs. Lamentations of the Mata during his run Mirage, the branches will reach unto thee This is a metaphor. This is an example to give us an idea that the story of love needs to be planted in our hearts, the tree of love for Allah subhanho wa Taala because obviously, like I just said, when you're in love, what do you do you keep thinking of Your Beloved. So if you love Allah subhanho wa Taala you will keep remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala you will keep remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala you will keep contemplating and pondering about the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala about the Grand View about the greatness of Allah subhanho wa
Taala and that's why the ayah they read at the beginning, in a few healthy sumati well out of the world enough in nearly one and a half, that indeed in the creation of the heavens and the earth in the creation of the transitioning of the night and day that are signs the is infidelity is a little above there are Signs for those who have understanding for those who have a strong intellect I Lavina Yes, Guru Allahu yamawaki Udo Allah God him and they are those who remember Allah subhana wa Taala was there standing was there sitting was there lying down on their side. Allahu Akbar. Where the * around and they ponder, they reflect they can template robina Maha Lakota ha gotcha. Oh
Lord, Oh Allah. You have not created any of these things aimlessly without an objective without a purpose. Ramana Mahabharata had about subhanak Glory be unto you *in either. Now save us from the blazing fire off Johanna Allahu Akbar. The movie remember Allah subhanho wa Taala The closer we become to Allah subhanho wa Taala The more we remember Allah subhanho wa Taala The closer we stand the chance of attaining relyea not must rely on
attaining rely on the friendship of Allah while you're at the mercy.
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attaining vinaya the friendship of Allah subhanho wa Taala you understand a beautiful Hadith courtesy Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said, okay, that Allah azza wa jal said and are in the wunmi, Abitibi beautiful Hadith, and in the Vanya.
And Mr. Who is the Quranic All right. I am according to how my slave thinks of me, I am with him when he remembers me. If he remembers me to himself, I remember him to myself, either the Karani female or in the car to who female in hiring me. If he remembers me in a gathering, I remember him in a gathering that is much better, a lot more accurate and it's the angels obviously. Okay. And then almost
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either takadanobaba in a be shiburin. If he comes close to me, a hand span, I go close to him a cubit. Okay, if he comes to me a cube, it's lamb
I go to him an arm's length. And if he comes to me either a tiny Marsh in the corner up to LA he hawala Oh, I say to her welcome apologies latos law. The narration goes along the lines of this with if he comes walking to me, I go running to him.
If you remember Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah remembers you for Guney as Coco was cruelly valasek for Allah subhanho wa Taala command says, Remember me I'll remember you. At times we as human beings were weaklings, only when we go through difficulties when we go through challenges trials, that's when we remember a law that's when we cry unto Allah or law or law. But when we are enjoying life when we're happy, when we're living in affluence when we are living in luxury, we tend to forget Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is not the case of a believer, because the life of a believer revolves around two things sugar and solid, sugar, and salt.
Another amazing Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam given the Umbrella Movement, how amazing are the affairs of a believer? Why? Because his life revolves around two elements, or two phases. Rather, he's either enjoying a blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala, where he renders gratitude, sugar, or he is going through a trial, he is going through a difficult he is going through a challenge in life, and he holds on to patients, both of these matters are good for him sugar, as well as Saba. And when you look at the headings that I just mentioned, the first wording, even though you know, I could generally you should generally base a complete lecture in that regard,
but I'll touch on it and are in the Abitibi according to how my slave thinks of me.
This is a very important concept in Islam. A central theme that talks about host no one they're supposed to think good about Allah subhanho wa Taala we're supposed to think good about Allah subhanho wa Taala. We're not supposed to think bad about the Muslim Hannah
Rahim Allah He mentioned that when an individual does good deeds, he only thinks good about Allah subhanho wa Taala because he only expects good from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But a sinner, he thinks bad about Allah subhanho wa Taala because he's worried Allah is going to punish me Allah is going to do this, Allah is going to do that to me, because he's a sinner. So he tends to think bad about Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this concept is very broad. I mean, in the sense we're talking about first, no one, you're supposed to think good about Allah subhanho wa Taala. You're supposed to think things that befit Allah subhanho wa Taala, in terms of his so far in terms of his attributes, in
terms of his qualities, and then in terms of, for example, our creed La Ilaha Illa, la de la sharika, who should not associate partners unto Allah subhanho wa Taala. All of this comes on the host. No one do you think good luck with that. So that's what is, you know, the explanation in regard to that first particular sentence and are in the Vanya, Abitibi so many brothers and sisters in Islam,
coming back to America.
Like I said, Abraham, as I mentioned, so many things, so many benefits in terms of Vicar, and from them are the great deal of virtues we stand to reap in terms of these altcar this radius of like, say, for example, one particular Hadith talks about Jenna about paradise. the lands of Paradise are fertile, but they're all you know, how can I say they're not barren, they're fertile, but they're all bare. Why would we need to do the planting now? Because remember, the only size of regret of the illusion of the dwellers of Jenna because we won't have any money in general, we'd all be happy, but they're just there'll be one warning that just be one sigh of regret that we will say.
Which is that Oh, how I wish I said one more Subhana Allah, how I wish I said one more Alhamdulillah How I wish I said one more Allahu Akbar. Because I'd have one more tree in my orchard. I'd have one more tree in my garden. Because there are fertile lands, we need to do the planting from here for each Subhana Allah for each Alhamdulillah for each Allah but there is a tree being planted that there is a palace being built there for us in general. So we must do the building from here. We must do the planting from here and we have a step in sha Allah Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala admit us all into Jenna. I mean,
the talking about a few of the altcar that have been reported to us from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and before we go into that, but the brothers and sisters in Islam, it is of utmost importance that in terms of Riba we're supposed to follow the teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam so for example, I think what then is the other the other Mykonos or Asia
Yes or no? Color okay. So say for example, if you go to press a lot of Asia and after the talk Mashallah you feel all spiritually rejuvenated and you're like, Chef You know what? Today we feel like planes Raja 20 rocket
because we're all feeling you know, very spiritually rejuvenated we want to pray to Indra Can you please conduct when the rocket was solid Russia
even in a conference thing of is a good deed right? Is it
But do you think it'll be accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala you're not praying to a god Okay, me being a massage therapist, I can pray to a god. But all of you have been residents you have to pray for a cat you're not praying to your you're saying, you know, can we pray? 20 there's not going to be accepted by Allah subhana wa Jana. Why? Because you're not following the teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, okay, let alone praying. 20 laqad say what do you think of going and standing by damansara for four hours right in the middle of the street with only one leg standing on one leg? I want to do that as a burden. Will it be accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala it won't be.
So whatever a bother we do, we must do it according to the teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam because at times you have individuals who you know, block the whole room in the dark in the curtains and you know, burn all kinds of things sit in the middle of the room, they dance, they move around, they then they call it record. They call it the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala the sidebar is go please go to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, have you ever come across any Sahabi or the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam ever ever doing such things? No. Have you ever heard a hadith that mentioned that the Rasul Allah Islam said you sat in a dark room and he was
dancing, moving around and doing naked? Have you ever heard of such a thing? No. So we do have to follow the tsunami, Hamas, Allahu Allah. And at times, there are different types of different types of al Qaeda we must be very often we must try to stick to that which has been taught to us by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam there are plenty of altcar that have been taught to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam you know, so we must stick to the authentic Hadees Barracuda Islam has mentioned those guys stick to them and hope for the best from a mosque and hotel. Say for example, one particular Hadith, Allahu Allah username is reported to have said, the individual who
says La ilaha illallah wa sharika lahu mucho Allah will hamdullah Allah Coalition for the 100 times during a single day. Look at the rewards, he gets the reward of emancipating 10 slaves, number one freeing 10 slaves, he gets the reward of 100 good deeds being written into being credited into his account 100 good deeds 100 sins are erased from his account.
And no one can you know he called the equivalent to his reward except for the individual who reads more often than him. Say someone else reads 200 times of the earth God then that individual obviously surpass him, but if not, he would have gained the most amount of reward rewards in terms of that particular atka another Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a beautiful headed in
a mobile I mentioned the Hadith, Kalimantan huffy, fatahna Island Missa tee Latin filmyzilla Habiba Gianni Illa Allah Subhana Allah He will be humbly subhana wa Hinata a beautiful Heidi Kalamata, two sentences, two words
hafi petani Allah Elisa, very light on your tongue. So Kayla Tawny filmyzilla, but heavy on your scales, Habiba Gianni in a rough man most beloved onto a onto a rough man the most benefits and the Most Merciful. What are these two sentences so the Han Allah He will be happy so we had a lady how short and sweet but a beautiful vehicle so the Han Allah He will be handy Subhana Allah ilardi another Hadith the Prophet Allah Islam his report draft said this tool has been mentioned by Mr. Ibrahim Allah, the individual who reads so the Han Allah He will be handing 100 times his sins are forgiven, even if they be like the form of the see Subhana Allah He will be handy 100 times his sins
are forgiven, even if they be like the foam of the seat.
So easy but the thing is, you know we tend to lag and we tend to become lazy in terms of these have got thereby losing a lot of such great rewards Allahu Akbar for example, if you take say you do this to
the prophets of Allah Allah who had he was sent him to the board who have said the one who reads a lot of whom have been you know in
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or low. You are my Lord there is no god other than you Hello petani You created me You and I will look I am your slave. I wanna I wanna dig I am upon your covenant, your promise, warranty, MasterCard as much as I'm capable to do so in terms of that you understand?
What I will do be commissioned Mr. serrat I seek protection I seek refuge in You from the evil that I have come
Bula cabina Masha Allah, I acknowledge all the benefits all the bounties and favors that you have conferred upon. And I also acknowledge the sins that I have committed for fiddly for in the Himalaya Pharaoh noble Allah and forgive me, for indeed there is no one who can forgive other than you. What is the problem? What is the promise of lie Islam said in this regard, he's Allah, Allah, Allah, Muslims reporter said the individual who reads this in the morning with firm conviction, if he dies before evening, woman,
he's from the people of gender. He's from that witness object. He's the one who reads it with firm conviction if he dies before evening, he's from the people of gender, if he reads it at night, or in the evening, and if he dies during the night before it becomes morning is from the people of gender.
How easy, so simple. All of these things have been taught to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if I'm not mistaken, it was Juliana humahuaca his wife, he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left her, you know apartment, if you will, where she was staying. This was during the time of facade infection. She had, you know, just finished sort of divided or she was praying for us.
And he stood alone while he only returned during the time
And when he came back, she was still seated in the same position. Nonetheless us remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala that also buys a lot while you are using them for her
for some time sentences that if she were to read that it would be more weighty and more, more rewarding in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala that all the time she spent from Serato fudger until Doha, so the hand Allah He will be handy either the halting worried one I've seen was in a direction were made as a candidate. So behind Allah, He will be handing Glory be unto you, yeah, Allah all praises unto you, other than to the number of the of your creation. Can any one of you tell me the accurate number of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala You know, when I was in the Maldives, I was there for the whole month of Ramadan. I met a couple of divers in a professional
divers I've been I've been diving Mashallah, it was a good experience. These divers, they said that they that each time they go into the ocean, they come out experiencing something new and seeing something new. There are so many creations of Allah subhanho wa Taala, deep within the ocean, and do you know there are even depths that human beings have still not traveled or gone into as yet. So we don't know the creations that are hiding in those dark depths, those creations that are being sustained by Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why we call Allah subhanho wa Taala rabona is our sustainer he's an addition. He is the one who sustains all of his creation, Allah, Allah, Allah,
Allah subhanho wa Taala
so we are praising Allah subhanho wa Taala, saying, Glory be unto you praise be unto you, the number of your creation, wherever he was in Natasha midata Kalamata, were praising him these are all words of praise equivalent to the to the weight of your crown near Allah equivalent to the ink that can record all of you all of the words that praise you, Allah Akbar all words of praise, praising Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's why maintain Rahim Allah is interested in that same book, that in terms of vigor, the best of vigor is to combine glorifying Allah subhanho wa Taala and praising Allah subhanho wa Taala, glorifying him and praising him. That's why we say Subhana Allah you will
be humbly so behind Allah here. We are glorifying him and praising many brothers and sisters in Islam. Talking about don't think that Vicar is only confined to perhaps sitting in a corner and remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala This is not the only form of Vicar in the sense. For example, Salah is the greatest form of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Why? Because scholars rockin omala state,
the Wise join Salah you're not supposed to be quiet at any posture. In general, you're supposed to keep on remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala why, when you encourage them, what are you doing? Alhamdulillah here on piano and me What are you saying? All Praise be to the role of the words you're praising Allah subhanho wa Taala All right, that's when you're in. You're reading the Koran and you're remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala when you go to ruco What are you doing? So the handout will be glorifying a loss of Hannah hotellet in sajida, glorifying Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Josephine SLE the den is sitting between the two sides as your glorifying Allah subhana wa
salam is the greatest form of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala reading the Koran, another great form of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala Why? This is the speech of our beloved maker Allah subhanho wa Taala we're reading it, we are reading it and for us it is an iba to read it. We are being rewarded by Allah subhanho wa Taala. But like I mentioned yesterday, I had a talk at alpha dim, we spoke about the art of contemplation is even in terms of Vicar you see all of these
Riba contemplation is applicable to all Eva. We're not supposed to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, just for the sake of remembering some people, they sit down, oh, I've got to finish 33 Subhan Allah 334 law. So let me finish let me you know, set a world record.
set a world record. That's not how we're supposed to do this. Instead, we're supposed to contemplate and reflect. So the HANA law What does it mean? Glory be unto Allah. Now I just said, this is wicked. So the handle nine will be handy. Either the Hulk is equivalent to the number of your creation Yunus you need to think so the number of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Has anyone come up with a, you know, a census or whatever it is that has, you know, that has accurately recorded all of the creations of Allah subhanho wa Taala? No, we need to think of the granddaddy of Allah subhanho wa Taala the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Whilst we make these adguard
whites we remember Allah subhanho wa Taala when we read the Koran we need to contemplate we need to ponder we need to think about the meanings. When we're inshallah Say for example, when we say al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen you must remember Allah subhanho wa Taala Arabia to Allah subhanho wa Taala Rahmani Raheem, we need to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala so Salah, reading the Koran, and all the other ebba that are generally great forms of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala and with that, you have the the Africa that we just mentioned, the words that you say Subhana Allah Alhamdulillah Allah Akbar, you can say all of these words, remember Allah subhana wa Tada. Now you
know illallah wa who lashley Karla homolka al hamdu Juana coalition Cody, you can say these words remember Allah subhanho wa Taala and all the other Africa as well. And there are other forms to scholars Rahim Allah mentioned that gatherings of this nature. What are we doing? Are we talking about actors and actresses? are we are we you know, cracking jokes the whole time? Are we talking about things or matters related to dunya? No, we're talking about Allah subhanho wa Taala. We're talking about.
SLM, so these gatherings are also known as gatherings where we remember Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then
scholars Rahim Allah mentioned that gatherings, for example, where rulings of the Sherry are being taught, like you know, this isn't a talk that you have a proper course or say, for example, the rulings of Salah are being taught the rulings of fasting are being taught, these are all rulings set by whom, Allah subhanho wa Taala so you're reminding the people about the rulings of Allah subhana wa tada commandments of Allah, the prohibitions of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That is also a form of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then say, for example, I'm going to build my arrow for Nahanni monka enjoining, good, forbidding evil, you know, when you encourage others to do good, or
when you see someone doing something wrong, going against the commandments of Allah subhanho wa Taala. To go and tell the individual brother or sister what you're doing is wrong. This is also a form of Vicar because you're reminding that individual of what of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Say, for example, if he's sitting, you're reminding him of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You're reminding him that you know what you're doing is wrong. And after all, as believers, we're supposed to remind one another, whether careful or inadequate and follow meaning we're supposed to remind one another because reminders, benefit and profit the believers, you see, so this is also a form of remembering
Allah subhanho wa Taala enjoining, good, forbidding evil, and then Tao is also a great form of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala. You're going around talking about Allah Subhana Medina, reminding people about Allah subhanho wa Taala, propagating the message of Islam, telling them about the teachings of Islam calling them to Islam, this is also a form of liquor. So we need to understand that Vicar has a very, it's basically a very broad spectrum that covers a lot of aspects, all of these that come under Vicar, but in general when you talk about it or other specifically when you talk about it, it is the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala and all those actions that are
closely related to remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala. I mentioned one more benefit and with that we'll wrap up inshallah.
Rahim Allah He mentioned in his book, the book that I mentioned to you, that
the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala, erases evil deeds, just as we mentioned earlier to that, when you say Lyla had a long winded, economical solution for 100 times, what happens 100 good deeds are credited to your account and 100 sins are erased, okay. So he says, in general, whenever an individual does, Vicar, it raises his evil deeds. So at times, you know, you're walking, you're driving, you're perhaps standing in a queue, you know, in reality, you need to concentrate, contemplate, we mentioned three factors yesterday, time, space and concentration into bring all of that in. But otherwise, even if you cannot bring those factors in, just keep your tongue moist in
the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala keep remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala let me mention a story and with that, we'll wrap off inshallah, that there was once a scholar
There was once a scholar and this is mentioned in the books of history. There was once a scholar. His students once went up to him and said that we would like you to tell us of a very important incident that took place in your life. He thought for a while, and he said, You know what, I'll tell you of the most important incident. In other words, a pivotal incident that basically changed my whole life, I'll tell you of that incident. And then he went on to narrate his own life story. He told them. Today, you see me as a chef, you see me as a scholar. But longtime back, I was a youngster like you all. And I was an individual who used to commit a lot of sins, he commit a lot of
sins. And I used to take pride in committing sins. In the sense, I had a little black book. And I used to record all of the sins that I used to commit and do. I mean, I had this habit of committing as you know, whenever I felt like doing a sin, I used to go and do it. And I should take pride in it. I used to come back and and record it as a trophy in my book that I committed this sin. And one day, I was walking down the street, and I saw this beautiful lady, and the minute I saw her, you know, evil desires start to start to crop in my heart, and these lustful feelings towards there started to crop in my heart. And I felt like I designed her. So I went right up to her, and I
invited her towards sin.
At the very beginning, she refused. But when I kept insisting she finally agreed, and she said that I need this much, she mentioned X amount of money, I need this much of money, if I am to indulge in this scene with you, the man agreed.
The one who was narrating the story, he said, I agreed, and I agreed to pay her that amount. I took care and we went to a private area to indulge in that which was Haram. In other words, in an era in adultery and fornication, Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. But now when I was about to commit the act, and when I was about to touch her, she started to tremble like a leaf. And then this surprised me and I asked her, you are the one who agreed to come with me and you were the one who fixed the price as well. Now why are you trembling? I'm not going to hurt you. I'm not going to harm you. Then she said, my brother fear Allah.
I would never have agreed to this. And this is one of the reasons why I did not agree at the very beginning. But it's because of poverty and hunger. I have two daughters back at home, why need to feed, there's no one to support us is because of hunger, I agreed to do this budget, I fear Allah and admonish you to fear Allah as well. The minute she said this, the man says this, the scholar is narrating the story. This struck a chord in my heart. And I was filled with this fear, but I couldn't understand what it was. I immediately got up. And I said, keep the money. And I walked away. I did not indulge in that which was Haram. I was on my way home. And then I thought, you know
what she might need provisions. I went back, I bought provisions, I bought things to you know, help her out. I went and kept it by the dough, and I headed home. I went home. No sooner I went home. And he says I had the good habit of, you know, updating my mother in general, I used to tell my mother of everything that used to happen in my life. So this too, was a very important incident. And it you know, I was very disturbed. So I went to my mother and I told her about what happened. I told her about what happened. And as I was telling her the story, my mother started to read, she started to cry. And then she looked at me and she said, Dear son, I know of that little black book of yours,
that you record all of your evil deeds. I came across that book and it broke my heart. But today, this is the first good deed that you have done. So please, I implore I beg you go and record this good deed in that book of yours. The man thinks for a while and he thinks Yes. Why don't I do it? He goes to his room. He takes this black book to record this first good deed of his this black book that was filled with all of his evil deeds, his trophy book, he takes the book, he opens the book, lo and behold, all the pages were blank. All the pages were blank. It was a miracle from Allah subhanho wa Taala there was only one ayah that was written in the middle of the book in hacer una
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that indeed good deeds, erase evil deeds, good deeds, delete your evil deeds. From that day onwards, I turned my life I started seeking knowledge and I have become this color that you know off and he narrated the story to his students, so many brothers and sisters in Islam, that does not lose hope. It does not lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah azza wa jal is ever forgiving, his All Merciful, it has turned to him subhanho wa Taala that does remember him often. It does never ever lose hope it does not despair in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala because he rightfully states in the noble Koran
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do not lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala in Allaha young Pharaoh de novo Jamia Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives all sins in the world of a photo Rahim. Indeed he is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. So do not lose hope. Turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and remember Allah azza wa jal as much as possible, for he will remember you as well. And he will give you the very best in this world as well as the hereafter just as he says in the noble for an, if you are thankful unto him, lay in Jakarta as he then I will give you many fold while the Inca fertile in either be initiated but on the other hand, if you reject the science of Allah subhanho wa Taala if
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