Quranic verses that change your life #04 When Allah is Mentioned, He Is Near

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Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah today Allah subhana wa Thailand, the Quran. My short reminder for you is verse 186, of assuta tillbaka. Now this particular verse, I'm sure you've heard it many times so let's just really understand what is life changing about this verse. That's the real point that we want to come across and inshallah dress today. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us what he that set and accountability and need for in the corrib would you Buddha with the dairy that Darren fell yesterday, Bulli, while you may know be Landa homeodomain. Now, this particular verse, just listen to how it begins Allah subhanho wa Taala

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says what either either is a term that is used literally it means when but it's used to describe the future, not the past. So you'll say things like when I come when I see you, so although you're using a term that could be used both for when I came and when I'm coming past as well as the future, in this case here, he that every time he that is used whatever comes after it, always referring to future tense. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, whenever that moment happens, where somebody asks you or talks about or brings up a last name, listen to what Allah subhana wa Taala tells us that he does in return. Now just keep the context in mind because it's it is interesting as well, although we

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don't know the Sahabi that came to the Prophet Allah Azza wa sallam, someone did come to him and asked him a question that had a last name involved or something that was linked to Allah subhana wa Tada. So the fact that Allah's Name is being mentioned in a conversation, this is the first beautiful lesson behind this a, when you have a last name in any conversation, listen to what Allah does in return for in the party. Indeed, I am near. Now, the questioner didn't ask, Where is Allah? Is he near? Is he far? Is he beside me? Is he here in front of me? Where is he? That's not the question. But Allah subhanho wa Taala response, I am near. Now I want you to think of it this way.

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Here's a very, very simple example that I'm sure all of us can at least picture in our minds. I teach or used to teach once upon a time, the youth and spend a lot of time in classrooms and teaching them different things, right. Every time I would come to the classroom, as I'm walking in the hallway, I would always see that just before I get to the classroom, I'll see a bunch of the youth hanging out in the hallways, they're laughing, they're talking. And as soon as they see me walking towards the classroom, guess what they do? They all run in, they sit down, it's dead silent. And I try every now and then to encourage them to just be in the classroom do something beneficial.

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I mean, you can socialize and have fun afterwards. But the one or two hours that you have with me at least make it serious, read some more and just have healthy conversations do something. But it just most of the times it just doesn't work out that way. But the point is, is this when they know that the authority or the teacher is near what ends up happening, everybody's on perfect behavior. You know, a couple of times when they are when they're actually in the class, I'll be busy. I'll just you know, finish up soda or somebody pulls me over asks me a question. So I do that sort of thing. And then as I'm walking up towards the classroom, as I inched my way towards the classroom, I can

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hear the conversation, the laughter, the noise, I can hear it from meters away. And as soon as my body hits the front door, it's as if somebody just turned off a voice switch and nobody says a word. The point is, when we know that authority is near How is our behavior and it's just like the worker when they know the boss is out on a meeting he or she has gone far away or whatever. They say Okay, you know what today is gonna be a nice chill day at work, you know, we can take a few minutes extra break, blah, blah, blah, you know, we can get on a different screen on our computer, we can play some games, we can do whatever we want, until the bus returns, or at least they know the bosses in

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the building. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala what he is saying here is that once you talk about me or you mentioned my name, I am near. Now the near miss this is also important scholars talk to us about what the nearness of Allah subhanaw taala means in the end, now it doesn't necessarily mean that he is physically near you IE right beside you or part of a conversation know the nearness of Allah literally means that Allah subhanho wa Taala has knowledge of everything that we're saying and doing so his narrowness is his knowledge of all situations at any given time, place, whatever the conversation is, as long as his name is there, so that

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It could even mean when you say Bismillah before you start a conversation, Allah is near meaning a life paying careful attention to when his name is being mentioned as opposed to random other conversations that his name isn't to mention. So the point is, is that that extra care that extra nurture that comes from Allah him nurturing a conversation. This is how we truly understand and we can internalize what SME or Basia is when Allah hears everything, and he sees everything, so for in the party, so what is a lead doing when he's near? So we know he has knowledge of everything? Well, whether he's near or not, we know that Allah always has knowledge of things. But the point is, is

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when his name is mentioned, Allah makes emphasis on that more so than others. And it's actually a good thing. Don't think that okay, you know, now we're really being monitored here. We really got to be careful of everything we say. We should be like that all the time in all of our conversations. But just when Allah Subhana Allah Tyler's name is mentioned, there's an element of sacredness, it's it's more important. So the significance of conversations like that have to always be taken seriously. So the person who's speaking is one thing, but also those that they're speaking to have to be listening and internalize and take that, that information seriously more so than other random

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conversations. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala continues, oh gee Buddha with a dairy that Darren so it's narrowed down now like if somebody is actually making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Listen to what Allah says, Wu Ji boo Dawa, not StG Buddha our jeep, he responds immediately without hesitation.

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Which is pretty amazing.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala. The fact that his name is mentioned, whether it be an hour and a conversation, Allah response to that conversation, he responds to that door. Without hesitation, how does a low respond to a conversation? Depends what you're talking about. If you're just simply talking about man, Subhana Allah, and I saw a beautiful lake yesterday and it was just it remind me of a lake of jeden or something like it was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life. And it was just amazing to watch this the fact that you said so panela and your appreciation for the things of lust, creation, the appreciation that you have, that when you see something beautiful, you

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connect that right back to Allah. Allah says, Okay, if you call upon me, and you asked me for something, or you make dua to me, I will respond to you. And then Allah gives us a title for the people who talk to him. He gives them a title, a dairy, not dairy, at dairy. It's in the definitive form. If you say dairy without the Elif, lamb, non definitive form. So you are not just a caller to Allah, you are the caller to Allah. Nobody is anonymous to Allah when they call upon him. And that's just amazing. It's absolutely amazing that every time you mentioned a last name, now you are the caller, you are the believer, you are the Muslim, you're somebody in the sight of Allah. And that's

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how this verse literally continues to change our hearts change our minds change our lives. ijebu Darwin had dairy, either Darren but we have to call either Darren whenever that moment happens, but it has to happen is the point. filius Digi bully will mean obile Allahu muleshoe. Now here's the thing. Sounds pretty awesome, pretty amazing that from the way we began this verse until now, but how the verse ends is just as important as how it began. Allah subhanho wa Taala continuously says filius Digi bully then respond to me at least try make an attempt. You see a lead does not say fell yeji boonie fell yes Digi is the Java is not the same as jabber, in jabber respond immediately

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without hesitation is the jabber is slowly start the process of responding. So although when we mentioned a last name, he responds immediately. But when Allah expects things from us, you know what he tells us to do? Just at least start just do something fellas, Digi bullets just try to start the process of responding to me. So Allah literally responds to us, but we are encouraged to at least try to respond to him. Subhana Allah, if this verse doesn't like, put us in our place, and really, really put us in a situation where we're encouraged and we reflect on I gotta be more grateful to Allah. Look how merciful and loving he is to me if I call upon him, he just responds. But when he

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calls upon me, he tells me just at least try just just do something. It's just like the parent with their children.

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You know, when you when your parents when your kids

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Need you? What do you do as parents, we respond. They're hungry, we give them food. And if they're sad, we try to make them happy. They're feeling alone. We're always there. They're scared, we protect, like, we just react and do whatever needs to be done to eliminate that situation. But when our kids do something for us, how do we feel as parents, like, you know, my daughter just a few days ago, made me a sandwich. She's never made me a sandwich in her life. But she made me a sandwich. And she's, she's seven years old. So she's trying to put things together. She found some Nutella. And she squished two slices of bread together. Now I don't even eat Nutella, but she squished two slices

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of bread together. She cut it in half. And then she put it on a plate with a with a napkin. And she came to me and she said here, Daddy, this is for you. I didn't ask her for anything. I wasn't hungry. Nothing. And that literally made my entire day. I was so happy and grateful. And yes, I did eat the sandwich and I wanted to eat that just to she can feel happy to what she did for her dad. That ungrateful. So she just tried to do something for me as simple as making a sandwich that I don't even eat. But I'm grateful for that. And I appreciate that. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying, what I want from you filius Digi, Bulli Will you know, be I just want you to respond to the

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things that I tell you to do. While you may know me and trust me Have faith in me, you know, be in this a can also mean and trust me, when you mentioned me, I am near you, I know you can't see me. I know you can't hear my voice. But you have to trust that I'm there when you call upon me. And so think of any scenario and circumstance. And as long as you mentioned his name, we have to believe and trust that Allah subhanaw taala is there. And in order to do that, in order to reinforce and strengthen that feeling of trust, and nearness to Allah, guess what we have to do filius Digi bully, we have to respond to His commands, we have to do and follow his instructions do what he says we are

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the slaves of the Creator. So we have to do what he says and inshallah with that that reassurance is reinforced in our lives. loomio scharoun, Russia de la lumiose. We also don't perhaps that you will be able to make the right choice. When you're faced with several choices and decisions. You don't know which one is which you don't know which direction to turn to. Then in sha Allah Hotel in this area, when you speak of Allah, you're confident and you trust Him and you do your best to follow his instructions. Alo will always direct you towards the path that is best for you. You know, very often in life, we will always be faced with choices. And sometimes it's several choices for one particular

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matter. You know, just a few days ago, a sister emailed me she's looking to get married. And there were a few brothers that she was considering as candidates, right. And she wanted to know, she had some questions of how to go through that process. And you know, how they live, I responded, I gave her some some direction. And the point is, is that she found good in all of these brothers, I think there was about three of them. Right? She found good qualities in all and she just literally could not decide, okay, who do I concentrate on? And after some conversation in some back and forth email, she was able to direct her concentration towards one particular brother, and Alhamdulillah. They're

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engaged. But the point is, is that when you have these kinds of options, and you're confused, yes, the istikhara is there. The result of istikhara is your shoe doing is that Allah subhanaw taala gives you direction now when you have all of these great choices, what is going to be best for you. And so with that being said, I hope and I pray that this particular verse encourages you to continue to speak and have a lesson a mentioned each and every time whether you make dua to him, or whether you say simple things like Masha Allah and hamdulillah insha Allah, you know, the phrases that we're all accustomed to using in our conversations, whether it's that or whether you're thinking of Allah,

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whether you hesitate, you don't verbalize anything but Allah is on your mind, you're thinking of him. All of these things qualify us to be part of a less protection, a less trust confidence in him. And he responds, he responds to us. And to me, that is life changing. May Allah subhanho wa Taala continue to keep us close to him as he is close to us. And may Allah subhanaw taala continue to always allow our hearts, our tongues, our minds, our actions to reflect

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We're speaking of a lung we are thinking of him and that Allah subhanaw taala is always with us in our hearts in our minds, each and every day for as long as we are on this on this planet, that Allah subhanaw taala is always near to us alone. I mean, just I can locate and everybody until we meet again, take care was Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh