Prophetic Dua #04 Oh Allah, Give Us Light, Ameen

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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. Today is probably my all time favorite Dora. And when you hear this Dora, you're going to want to memorize it right away if you haven't already done so. This is a Dora that's personal, and it's meaningful in every way to all of us. And I know that all doors at the end of the day should have that connection. But this is special because of the subject in the door. The door is asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless us with light nor Now listen to it. It's remarkable. The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam and this is a hadith narrated by ignore our best in order to Lahore

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and Homer. He mentioned that one day he spent some time with the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam and he saw him that he would wake up. And the first thing that he would do is that he would use the sea walk, he would perform his mobile, and then he would wait until he heard the event. When he heard the event, he would step out of his home and he would make his way to the masjid. As he was walking towards the masjid, he recited this door, Allah whom journey along Gylfi Poby Nora, what Felisa any Nora, which are Alfie semi normal, which are alfi, bacillary, neural, which are elements, so this is bossard and this is 70. So, which are alfi bacillary, neural wolfi cemetery neural, which

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are I mean, fo p Nora? Woman, takhti neural, which are I mean, healthy Nora wafi. Mme Nora, which is I'm Yemeni Nora wine Yes, Sadie Nora, of lahoma. teeny, Nora. So you hear the word Nora, Nora, Nora, which is light, light, light, spiritual light, the brilliance and the light of Amen. Now, what is the Prophet alayhi salatu salam asking for here. He asked a love for light in every direction of every part of his own life. So he starts off along Gylfi kalbi, Nora Oh Allah put in my heart light. Now here's the thing. Scholars explain. What exactly does it mean when you ask Allah for light in the heart, this is the heart that is pure. This is the heart that we all want. And we're going to

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talk about another dorm shortly about the Prophet Allah subtle, some talking about the heart that he wants something about the heart, something very specific, but we'll get to that in a minute. But light in the heart. This is the light that nothing in the heart, nothing could penetrate the heart and cause it to feel a sense of sadness or depressed depression or hatred for anything or anyone. And even if you do feel sad, even if you do feel depressed, even if you are angry, it may set in your heart for some time, but it doesn't resonate. It doesn't remain there. It doesn't settle in the heart. It's for a brief moment and you know how to sift that out. You know how to purify and cleanse

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the heart from the sort of thing. This is why one of the things that Muslims do, and it's part of our religion is that we are always always working for teskey Attila lube, we're always trying to work towards purifying our heart. Why? Because we know that that's the foundation for everything that we feel in everything that we do. So the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam is asking Allah Allah put light in my heart instead. So the light here is everything positive that you can think about. It's the love of Allah subhanaw taala the love of the Prophet Allah slept with slept, the love for Islam, the love for life, the appreciation and gratitude for all you have the love for people, you

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know, you don't discriminate you don't hate. You don't. You don't discriminate in the sense that okay, where this person comes from, what culture what background color their skin, none of that stuff bothers you because why you have no in your heart. Then the Prophet De Soto slim continues after he asks Allah now here's the really beautiful thing about this door. It starts off the Prophet alayhi salatu salam asking for light in the heart Because why? The light anywhere else in your life is completely irrelevant. If you don't have light in your heart. So he knows sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it starts here in the heart when you have it there. Then in sha Allah, everything else can

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fall into place. You can ask for anything and everything that you want. Once you have light in the heart, then Allah Subhana Allah teaches him and he continues, the prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. So after he says a low majority of lb Nora, then he goes were Fili sang in order in my

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Tongue I want light as well. What's the light of the tongue, you don't back bite, you speak only when you need to speak. So you're also cautious of what the prophet early subtle Salaam talked about that one group of individuals will be the farthest of him on the Day of Judgment. And they are the Souter sound on who's the third on, we talked about this in one of our previous videos, basically, somebody that just talks too much is going on and on and on, that are backbiting they just, they just don't stop talking. You know, we all know somebody like that, you know, this is the chatterbox. It's not from the etiquettes of a believer to be this way, you don't just talk about anything and

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everything all day long. And never take a break. No, you're also cautious. You're also cautious of how much you say and how you say, the note of the tongue is that you're also cautious that even if you're saying the right thing, it may not come across as the right thing to the person you're talking to. So you're cautious of your tongue that even if you want to give advice, if you want to give some guidance and direction, if you want to want to compliment someone, you don't compliment them and then realize, wait a minute, maybe they would have taken that the wrong way. So let me give you an example. You know, long time ago, I mean, and this happens very often, I'm sure but a long

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time ago, I was talking to a brother, another brother comes into the conversation. And the first thing that he comes across, and he says to this brother we're talking to is, hey, by the way, congratulations, I saw that your wife was pregnant, and I didn't know she was pregnant. So congratulations, that brother that he's telling this to although he's just sending Congratulations, you can understand the discomfort and even anger that started to boil inside, you know, this brother like you started to get angry. Because why? I appreciate you're trying to say something nice. But that's really personal. You know, and that's my wife. And yeah, you know, we didn't tell you know,

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too many people eventually when people find out they find out but it's just not something that some people are comfortable talking about. So you ask a love for light on the tongue, not just so that you're saying the right thing or you're speaking Islamic stuff yet and how do you know it's just sensitivity in language as well and how you talk to people. Then the Prophet Ali Soto Salaam continues. Loma Gylfi, lisanti, Nora. And then he goes, what what Gylfi send me a note on which I'll fee Excuse me, I keep doing this, which are fy 17 order what the boss said in order. Okay, so semi Nora, verbosity, Nora, semi, oh, Allah put light in my ears, my hearing in my eye is what I see it

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what I observe. So that's obvious, we've talked about this a lot. And that should be just common sense should teach you that the things that you hear, you want to hear the things at the end of the day that are pleasing to your Creator, you know, a lot will be pleased with it. And by the way, that does not mean only a 10 Hadeeth. We're talking about regular conversations, you want to make sure that even if you're just sitting there socializing with friends and families, that you want to have the kind of conversations that's meaningful that like, you're not just sitting there talking about mumbo jumbo and useless things. Because one of the videos that we mentioned a long time ago, I could

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remember this when we talked about a concept of Al Bab. Al Bab is when you when you clear your mind of useless information. So even if it's not bad, but it's just useless. You know, you're just talking about celebrities are talking about just life, you're talking about the latest shoes that came on, you know, you can talk about these things. But if all of your conversation revolves around these things, 99% of the time when you socialize, it's only about this stuff, that's a big problem. You know, that's a big problem for very obvious reasons, or what you've seen on social media, you know, you've been scrolling around for 17 hours and you're like, Oh, I saw this video I saw this

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post this person said this, this person was wearing that all of this stuff. So you're asking Allah that even the conversations that you're having, that you weren't even you're listening to it to it, that you want to be able to listen to the things you know, that are pleasant, is that have some purpose to them. And at the end of the day, Allah subhanho wa Taala is happy and pleased with it. And then you end the Prophet alayhi salatu salam asks for note in the eyes and that's obvious, I just want to see and observe things that are pleasing to my Creator. Then the Prophet Allah subtle son continues and he says, What's your Alfie mme neuro woman healthy Nora so placed in front of me

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light and behind me light as well. So what does that mean? It means that everything in front of you even if you don't see it, you want it to be pleasing to Allah. Even if you don't see it. Even if you don't know that it's there. Even if you don't realize it's there, it could be anything. You want Allah subhanho wa Taala to put what's in front of you always to be that which is blessed, which has allows bottlecap all of this reflects nor so it whether it be people

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Whether it be things, what ever it is, even if it's just as simple and as trivial as a book, you're just sitting there and you just want to read a book, you're scrolling through your phone, you have your phone in front of you, you want the lowest panatela put to ignore in that whole experience that whole journey just you going navigating through a phone it's the little things that the Prophet Allah subtle service concentrating on. Then he says the same thing, I mean, healthy neuron. So everybody that is behind you everything that is behind you, Humphrey here can also refer to your past. So you're asking Allah Allah put light in my past life, put light in the mistakes that I made

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so the light of mistakes is forgiveness. So you're asking Allah oh love forgive me of the things that have done in the past as well put light in my history because I can go back and change that but only you can turn that into something meaningful and something beneficial something good for me profit already slept with them then says Why? Yemeni noodle? on the right. So when I'm doing this, it probably looks like your for you it probably looks like the left. But I'm actually pointing to my right. So if this makes sense, my right or my right. So whichever is the right for you that that it appears on the screen. So he asks for the right side, I want new auto for the left side, I want new

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auto. And then he asks a las panatela woman felty Nora woman tatty Nora so above me and beneath me, I wanted there to be light. So he's basically asking Allah just listen to this. It's unbelievable. He's basically asking Allah make me a human being that my presence in this world is a source of spiritual light. I am a walking beaming normal, spiritual life on this planet. Everything I say, everything I do my very, very own existence in this planet, my overall existence, just the fact that I'm here, or Allah allowing me to be a light for those around me. Have you ever met someone, you don't know their name. You don't know anything about them. You've never talked to them. But you look

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at them and you're like, you just like shala person looks different. We're not talking about beauty here, guys. We're just talking about somebody that just there's a brilliance about that individual, you know, brother or sister so the sisters are amongst each other you probably in the masjid somewhere. And you just noticed that somebody is kind of to themselves to making Dora or they're praying or they're doing something or they're just sitting quietly waiting for the Salah waiting for the event. And you kind of look over and it just something about that individual. And it's pleasant. It's peaceful. Every one of us have seen people like this. You know, for me, it's always been

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scholars, teachers and aroma. You know, I could remember with one particular scholar in Medina, Sheikh Mohammed Matata, a sham PT Have you the hula, who is the faculty, or the scholar of phip of Medina. I could just remember the first time I saw this man, he, he teaches the largest class in the prophets msgid. There's easily probably about 1000 students sitting there at any given time. And I could remember seeing him, just him walking towards his chair. Men, there was just something about this man, he looked beautiful. And there was about maybe a dozen students running with him because he walks so quickly that you have to kind of lightly jog to keep up with him. And all these students

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want to do is one of two things. They either want to ask a question or they want to kiss him on his forehead. And some there are so many stories actually gave a two part lecture on this a couple of years ago about him and his life. And some of the stories that I heard and I learnt about him in my time in Medina, point is is that scholars have a brilliance and have a note about their themselves and about their presence. That is just remarkable. I can't even describe it to you. But it really does make you think about the Prophet alayhi salatu salam and why the Prophet Allah is so to serve would say that these are my inheritors. The scholars themselves. These are the people that are

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closest to me. And you really do see that when you spend time with them, or at least you just observe them. And he's and I tell students this all the time. And a scholar or it is somebody that even if they don't say a word, you will still benefit from them. You will still learn from them just by observing the way they eat, the way they sit, the way they talk or the way they conduct themselves, the way they dress, how they groom themselves. Everything about them.

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It's not just books all the time. It's also just their presence and their luck and their actions and their etiquettes and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam concludes this beautiful UI and he says, Allah whom arrow teeny Nora, Oh Allah, just give me light. You know, at the end of this door, it's almost as if he's saying, Oh Allah, I'm so desperate for this light. I can't get enough we just keep giving it to me. Or like give me give me give me. So we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to give us light, always and forever alone. I mean, second and last Dora that I want to share with you. The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam it was narrated that he used to say the store quite often. And actually, he says,

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between the fingers of a lot of men, so this head is shows that Allah has a hand and their fingers on it. How Allahu arland Don't even think about your own fingers and be like, Oh my god, Allah has five fingers just like me probably. No, no, no, no. What are you as a biller? mela protects us from thinking that way. We don't know how. But the prophet Allah Azza wa sallam tells us an authentic hadith in Bukhari and Muslim and in other books as well. That between the fingers of Allah subhanho wa Taala is the hearts of all of mankind. And Allah decides how to steer those hearts. However he wishes, he decides where those hearts go, what they think about what they're inclined to, to feel

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and do everything. Now what is this talking about? So the head the Dora is, you're asking Allah azza wa jal yam will kindly belco lube sub bit calbee Allah de Nick. So you're asking the one who is in charge of the hearts and the controller of the hearts

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a firm my heart upon your dean, keep it firm submit from Tibet, you want to listen panatela to keep your heart savate firm upon a path on a dynamic. Another version of the story that you may have heard of is a continuous eila de MC warehouse snappy betta techno is very similar to what we said yesterday in our episode. So the point here is this a lot is the one that steers our hearts. And one of his names is a jab, jab bow from the word jab, which means a luck can force you in any direction that he wills. So the point here is this.

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Today, it's all about the heart. And this first door, you're asking a lot of fill, fill, fill your heart, your life, in every direction, in your life, fill it all with light, let the people that come in you to your life, just be part of that like and feed off of the light that you have. And if you're if they don't have that you're also asking Allah that Allah, Allah give me like, meaning give me light, and those who don't have light, I don't want them anywhere near me. So I want the people that you're pleased with to be around me, I want life that you're pleased with to be to be surrounded with me, you know, that lifestyle and the choices that I make, I want all of that to

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reflect a light. So give me that light. Now the last thing I'll mention to you about this, this concept or the subject of light is

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you don't know, when you have scholars had always differed on this there isn't like an exact measuring tool, or something that you look for in particular, that says, oh, I've got this note, I've got this light from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Some people mistake and they think that the such the mark is this light. But I even know some people who barely pray and have it, you know, so this such that mark is not necessarily a reflection of some sort of nude or light, although the Prophet alayhi salatu salam did say, in another Hadith, that the person who has that sajida marking on their forehead, that Allah will allow that to come on the Day of Judgment, and it will be turned into a

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brilliance or nor that is brighter than the sun that's in the athleta. But in this world, it could mean anything. Or it could mean nothing. So the point is, let's not talk about that. What I'm saying to you is that, you know, when the brilliance of nor is on someone, and how you know this, I can't really say like, there isn't something that you can just pinpoint and say that's it. There's just something special and beautiful about that person. There's just something pleasant. You can look at them and you can look at their face and you see this shining brilliance about that individual and you don't know what it is. scholars say that's what the notice. So it's this thing that's beautiful

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and it's pleasant to your eyes when you see it. So don't just be like you know, you look into the mirror and

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Like Mirror mirror on the wall. You don't want to do that. Right? This is something that others will recognize from you. And the last thing that I'll leave you with is, some of the scholars do tell us how you can gain or get this light, this light or this new order of Amen. And that is when your sujood is long. So when you lengthen your such that the more that you pray and read the poor end, these are some of the things and you do your very, very best to practice. All of the sudden of the Prophet tiny, subtle sound from the simplest things you know, you eat with your right, you start off with all the pleasant things with your writing, you groom yourself well, you use the C wack, like

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just everything as much as possible. With the profit early subtle sign and you're doing this because of your love for him you want to be like him. So the point is, at the end of the day, do as many Islamic things as you can and Allah will bless you with that light. Metal Allah Subhana Allah to Allah give all of us this know that the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam was asking for. And finally, remember that this hadith about light Prophet sallallahu wasallam said it whilst he was going to the masjid. So the next time you're going to the masjid, even if you're driving, you're pulling up into the parking lot Allahumma childfree Appleby, neurography Lee, Sandy Nora, and if

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there's some distance between where you park your car to the door of the masjid, that distance there, take full advantage of it. Don't talk to nobody just take 10 seconds and said say this to our low majority of Colby neurography and you're walking every step to the door. If he said no to watch it seminary neurologically busted in order to honourable gentleman called Finocchiaro until you get up to that door when you get up to the door. Guess what ends up happening? Allah homophobia blah blah dogmatic then you start seeing the dual entering the masjid and it just the whole ball just starts rolling. It's amazing. That's what you want. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us with this

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light. May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep you safe and healthy wherever you are alone. I mean, Till we meet again, everyone metalizer which will bless you to second level Hayden was Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh