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How the Quran teaches us what to do #10 Be A Follower

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Musleh Khan

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said Mr. Ajay Kumar elemental Lucha wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. So here is part 10. Learn to be a follower. So this comes from two of the most beautiful verses of the entire poor and the talk to us about the importance of following the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. The first a is verse number 30 of suited earlier in Iran. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us Paul, say, who is Allah talking to? He's telling the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu it was selling to project this message now to his followers. So say to them in quantum to hipbone Allah, here's the condition, if you claim that you love Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, the lesson behind the

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introduction of this as all of us we claim to love Allah, no matter what level of practice and and commitment that we have with our religion, we all at the end of the day, would claim to love our Creator some kind of waterland but Allah now is going to tell us one of the most important conditions that if you claim if you make this claim, what he expects out of you and I, so the people that claim that they love a lot, so agenda, well, here's the number one thing that Allah expects after we make this claim in quantum to hipbone Allah, that Tabby, I knew that you follow the messenger arlena salatu salam. So here's the first lesson. The Quran, generally speaking uses two

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main words to describe to follow this one that's used in the area is it t Baron, and then there's also a part two and if our attention is the bare minimum, so when you're told to follow the messenger, sallAllahu wasallam, at least try and do the bare minimum. But in this a, it takes it a step further, and it's using the word et bathroom, et barraud is that you actually have the intention, the interest, you're always asking and inquiring how to follow the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So examples of that is how do I eat like the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, how much did he eat? What kind of foods Did he eat? Then you try to mimic and replicate those practices and

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traditions? How did he dress? How did he behave? When he was angry? It did he ever loses patience. And so how did he deal with that? And you start asking yourself and you start critiquing yourself, like I have anger issues, I run out of patience pretty quickly. I don't know how to take care of my family. When I get when my buttons get pushed, when I really get pushed to the edge. I need to know how to cope with that. So how does the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. cope with all of those scenarios, and every single scenario you can think of that happens in your life that happens in other people's lives. I can guarantee you insha, Allah, Allah, that you'll always find a solution

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with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what this area is teaching you and I is just how much a love loves his messenger. It is Salatu was Salam. He loves him so much, that he literally put that as the response to the condition that if you claim you love Allah, then you follow this man. So it really shows how much Allah subhanho wa Taala loves his prophet alayhi salatu was salam, how much he honors him and how much he protects his legacy and his teachings. So at batroun You're always asking and inquiring want to get married? How do the promises send them plot plan a wedding, want to go out for a plan a nice event want to go out in these days want to protest? You want to campaign

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for something you're passionate about? How did the Prophet alayhi salatu salam project his message what kind of campaign strategies did he use? Every time you pro you program your mind your mindset, that anything that you do whatever you say and all the decisions that you make in your life, that somehow you link that to what the messenger RNA slot was sent and talk to us? then guess what? Not only do you love Allah, but be vanilla hit Allah He will love you back because what is that a continue to say? fed tibshirani your bibber kumala Alo will love you in return. Now remember, Allah is telling us to follow this man's on the love it who was selling them? Nowhere in the A A does it

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say Oh Allah, I want to love you What should I do? And then Allah gives you the response. Allah is literally saying, as long as you have this in your heart, that you love me, then this is the way towards achieving or at least gaining my love in return. So lots of Muslims asked this question all the time. How do I gain the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala in my life, you know, one very appropriate answer that is comprehensive, you can explain and it's meaningful to each and every one of us. It means something at a different level to all of us is that you respond and say to the person, well just follow the center of our message.

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gerety Salatu was Salam. Remember the word soon that literally refers to a lifestyle. So you try to replicate the lifestyle, the choices, the behavior, the mannerisms, the teachings of our Prophet it subtle, some in every aspect of our lives as much as we can. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala continues and he tells us, you should be able como la, la La fury locum Zulu, belcam. And Allah will forgive you of your the noob. Now in the A of the norm or them been singular literally means sin, but what kind of sin because in the Quran and you have metal, co you have the node, you have, say, You have so many different words to describe singing in the sight of Allah, the word that Allah used in this

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area was that the norm, and the norm, one of its characteristics is that it's an embarrassing type of sin. Like, even if you had good intention. So for example, we all pray, and but most of us, including myself, the vast majority of Muslims, when we do pray, we make a lot of mistakes. So like, you know, as soon as you hear the tick builder and you start your prayer, then all of a sudden, you start thinking about what I'm going to have for dinner later on the start thinking about that exam, did you get certain answers, right, then a million different thoughts and imaginations start popping in your mind. And as you're thinking things through that all of a sudden you hear a lot about, and

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the man has no record. And so you follow along. And that's the prayer that gets submitted to a lot. And so when you're done, you're thinking to yourself, man, I really lost concentration in that Sala. And on the Day of Judgment, Allah brings that prayer back in front of you. And the egg before this a number 29. Allah subhanho wa Taala reminded us that not only is he going to show us our deeds, but every single polling polluter, every single statement you've ever uttered. And all of the actions you've ever done, it's placed right in front of you, and we're going to see it it's going to be present both the good deeds and the bad deeds. This is all mentioned in verse number 29, the verse

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prior to this, you own that did you do quinolone, FC Miami, let me hire a lawyer, Mr. admin, admin Sue. So you're going to see in front of you, the scale will be more Dada. Dada means you can see it in all directions, all angles, you don't have to stretch, the scale is not going to be in front of you, and you're missing out on all the deeds that are hidden at the back, you're going to see the entire scale in its complete form of the good deeds as well as the bad deeds. And the believer, when they see their good deeds, they're going to see a lot of countless amounts of deeds that they thought didn't count. So like, for example, you know, how do we spread the sound to one another. And

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sometimes we not sometimes all the time, we lose sight of how many times we've sent out how many times we've given how many times we've responded to, I mean, it's not possible for any believer to keep track of that. And on the Day of Judgment, when the scale is brought in front of you, we're going to see in sha Allah, the salams that we didn't really focus on, we just said it because it was habit, it actually counted, and you're being rewarded for that. But in this area, the scale of bad deeds, Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying, well, the loku back home, as long as you try, Allah will forgive you of your shortcomings. You know, those mistakes that were unintentional. So you're trying

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to concentrate in prayer. And it just so happens that there are parts of the prayer you didn't concentrate on alone, we'll just put that aside and forgive forgive you for it. Why? Because you try to follow the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. I mean, this area is just unbelievable. There's so much hope. There's so much hope. Because each and every one of us every act of righteousness that we do, we make mistakes. It's just part of the nature of human beings, we'll make mistakes. Each and every time we perfect a particular deed will always want to go back to it and be like I could have done this better. I've could have recited better, I could have prayed better, my rule could have

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been better. My such that could have been a bit longer. My doras could have been more consistently, my recitation could have improved. All of these things I could have I could have I could have what Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying that the fact that you want to follow whom Allah loves that desire is there and you ask him you inquire How did the Prophet alayhi salatu salam act behave or, or do the things that you're thinking about? Just that interest alone, can qualify you that the mistakes you make along the way Allah will forgive you? Well, if you let them do back home, ALLAH hafiz or Rahim Allah, Allah is exceptionally Forgiving and Merciful. Now, here's the next point. That's a

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pretty high status, high status in the sense that at boundary, you're constantly thinking and reflecting about the messenger or the software.

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But what if that is not the case alone now uses in the next a verse 31 poll of three year old law, what Russell, then at least to say to them, the bare minimum is to just obey Allah and His messenger is obviously in other words, what do you know, build off of that, you know, this particular area.

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There are lots of Muslims that claim that they follow the Prophet it sounds like they love him. And this is the most important individual in their life in terms of you know, their their religious upbringing and you know, the discipline and the knowledge that they're trying to learn. They say that I love the Prophet, I suppose so. But you don't see any of his teachings in their life. And I'm not saying that we should go around judging people. We're not the Houghton port police here. What I'm saying though, is that fine, you love the Prophet highly sought to sell them. And Allah is telling us here, the greatest level of expression of this love of the prophet Isaiah psychosom is

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going to be found in your etbr of his Sunnah is that you practice as much of his teachings the way that he taught it as possible. If you talk to the women put on a hijab wear a hijab, then guess what? You don't get to now say, Okay, well, I think a hijab is this or that or I have, you know, a spiritual hijab. I've heard this before, like a spiritual hijab. It's not an actual garment. But spiritually, it's still there. No, just keep it simple. What did the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam preach and teach when it came to this subject? When it came to growing a beard when it came to dressing a certain way, when it came to acting a certain way, when it came to prayer and all of

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the other rituals? What did he tell us to do? And how did he tell us to do that? You know, this sounds simple. But unfortunately, lack of knowledge. There's a lot of ego and pride when it comes to this subject. That Unfortunately, this area is helping us to reignite one of the most forgotten Sooners in existence. And that is how we deal with people. It's one of the most forgotten sadness, how we talk and how we act and how we deal with one another just people in general, you know, the prophet, it is subtle, Sam dealt with people who were angry. They dealt with people who were selfish or greedy. He dealt with people who threatened him. He dealt with people who were just overall

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haters. They hated his presence in Mecca. They hated him. in Medina, he dealt with all sorts of different people. And despite all of this, he is a husband. He's a father, he's a leader, he's a human being. He has the same needs feelings and desires as much as the next person. But his teachings and the guidance that he gets from Allah helps him to cope and navigate through all of those challenges in a way that constituted and qualified the love of Allah for him and all those who followed him. So what do we have to lose? That's the whole point here. What do we have to lose? What kind of what more of an incentive do we want? Then, hey, if you love Allah, which we all do, and

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let's do our best to really follow the teachings of this man sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so pull up to your Allah will tell you over soon, keep in mind that the usage of the word bar to him is the bare minimum. And if somebody doesn't have bar tune in, in their obedience or their follow to the messenger, it startles them, then they are not counted as Muslim anymore. Because a lot so concludes verse 31. And he tells us for Intel, Well, no. So if you refuse or you ignore the teachings of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam for him, Allah, Allah, you will carefully alert does not love those who disbelieve. So he's basically saying, if you don't follow the Prophet, tality santosa, although

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I am telling you, He is the condition to gaining My love, then I don't appreciate nor do I love a disbeliever. So this person can potentially exit the fold of Islam altogether. That's how beautiful that's how important this a is. And so when we're talking about the subject of how the poor and teaches us to behave,

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this would probably be if we could ever restrict this series to just one video, this would be it. Just follow Allah and His then the teachings of our messenger, some a lot more it was set up. So I'm going to leave you with one last question. I mean, I can't answer this for you. So you're going to have to think about what this question means to you. And that is, how much do you love the messenger? sallallaahu it was selling. How much do you love him? How much do you care about him? How much do you think about him? You know, this is a man that will come on the day of judgment and he will actually say a complaint to Allah.

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You know, I will be happy that you know, in a coma tough I do have an alien Majora or Kylo rasuluh Jambi, you'll see all along on my master Jambi, my people, meaning that there were sections of my followers that took this score and and they abandoned it. Like they they said they love the poor and but abandoning in here, one of the meanings behind it is that they abandoned the teachings of the poor. And so they despite that they loved it, they just still ignored what it was teaching, its guidance and its knowledge. So let's not be of that category. And we try our best. Because the flaws and the weaknesses and shortcomings in that process in that journey of following the teachings of

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the Prophet it sought was set out a lot of guarantees, don't worry about that. I'll forgive you with that. I just appreciate the fact that you're trying for my sake. And I just think that that is just, it's absolutely remarkable. There's so much hope there. So whatever your circumstances, whatever your level of knowledge of the deen is, whatever your commitment level is, if you're praying, but you're kind of not praying, if you're looking like a Muslim, but then you don't look like anything, of any, anything of a Muslim or anybody of religion, for that matter. At least try at least try to open this book. And this is another barrier that prevents us from understanding how to love the

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Prophet, it starts with Salah, it's about our knowledge, like if you take the time to really just open the Quran, and see what Allah expects from us. And then look at the Prophet on a subtle Salaam, how he explained all of these teachings, then you will learn to appreciate and love and the thirst and desire of wanting to follow the Prophet is not to sell me everything that he taught, it's going to start to build and that 100 will become stronger, bigger and stronger. And you have nothing to lose after that. All the mistakes and the shortcomings, Allah will take care of that. So don't even think about that. Just stay focused. I love the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, and I'm going to show

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my love by following his teachings. That's the best way to do it. That is them. That is the way that Allah expects from us. And he clearly says that if you do it that way, I will love you back. And so May Allah subhanho wa Taala always keep us steadfast and consistent upon following the teachings and the traditions of our messenger son the love while he was on to the best of our abilities, and all of the shortcomings and mistakes in that whole journey. May Allah subhanho wa Taala shower His mercy and His forgiveness upon each and everyone else. This is our short reminder today. I pray that Allah subhana wa Taala protects you and keeps you healthy. Amen can wherever you may be loving that. I

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mean, just from a local hater and everyone take care sit Mr Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh