Reasons That Cause Allah To Love You – #05 Giving Precedent To Allah Over Desires

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Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Hobart. So this is part five. And it's the fourth chapter in our journey through if no claims book, Lucky RNA. So let's begin in sha Allah tala. Today it's all about the desire, but very specifically ignorantly him or him Allah mentions that it is about putting a love first seeking the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala over everything and anything that you and I would desire in this worldly life. Now here's the thing, we could sit here and mentioned to you that okay, this is what desires are. And this is how you control your desire, you do A, B and C. And in sha Allah, Allah says forgiveness is with you.

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But I want you to look at this from a different perspective in sha Allah hotellin when we think about desire, not everything. So here's a couple of points. Number one, not everything that we desire in this world we should pursue. Not everything that you desire as a person means that you should follow through with it. You know, if somebody upsets you and you desire to upset them back or to hurt them in a different way, that doesn't mean that you follow through that desire. If you have certain things that you crave for, then you have to look at whether those things are good for you, if they're healthy for you, if they're going if they're going to be consequences for you taking

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those things, acting in a certain way, saying certain things that might hurt people. So immediately, just common sense teaches us that there is this aspect of desire that has to be controlled, it has to be monitored. And so from a religious perspective in Islam, we can go back right from the beginning of creation with Adam Marley, he said him and his wife her work, as well when they were both, after all was said and done. And Allah subhanahu wa taala taught them the lesson of disobedience. They turn to Allah, both of them, and they said a couple of things to align. So we all know this door. I'm sure many of you have heard it. But it's very rarely that you know, we take the

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time to break down every single word in the air that reflects this door and the lessons that come out of it. Because the first thing that happened after they had fallen into the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, the shaitan came and tempt them and whisper to them for West's WESA la his shavon shavon came and whispered into the ear of Mr. Lee, his Salim and caused them to think about and do certain things. But the point is, when both of them responded to Allah, listen to what they said first was Paula, both of them spoke to Allah. Allah azza wa jal uses the jewel form in suta tel out of the point here is that they acknowledge that they had to do something about their

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decision. And that's the first step towards understanding our desires is that we don't get to do everything that we desire or wish or think about. So that's fine. But if we happen to follow through with something, and it hurt people, it hurts yourself, it changed your attitude, it changed the people around you. But even more so religiously, you know that your religion doesn't allow you to do that, then the first thing is acknowledge it, because that's okay. we as human beings, we're always going to fall into some of our desires at some point in time, depending to what capacity is really going to reflect the level of strength and emotion that you have. But we're all going to make those

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mistakes, we're all going to say something, we're going to do something. And for some, for some people, you know, they're going to click the wrong website. They're going to speak and use language that they're not supposed to do. They're going to react and at that very moment by spontaneously reacting to something without thinking it through. They're going to make mistakes. It's our nature as human beings. But when that is said and done, the first step towards recovering from that is admit that you've done it, and that's what Adam Marley's lm and his wife does. They say to Allah, both in jewel form Karla, number two, or Rob banner. So they're playing to Allah. So here's the

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second step towards understanding and recovering from the mistakes of falling into wrongful desire. They actually call out and they plead to Allah, they say Rob banner, or Rob banner in core n is almost always used in times of desperation. It's when you really feel like you really need a law now. I mean, we always need Allah subhanho wa Taala. But those moments when we're at our lowest when we're in the midst of the sin when we really just have done something wrong, few seconds go by, it's still fresh on our minds. It's still fresh within us.

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That moment or robina, is used. And so Adam alayhis salaam and his wife, they acknowledge that their master and creator is present. And here, this is one of the other methods to understand why it's important for us to monitor our dues desires. You see, when when you do that, you develop the sense of consciousness with Allah, you develop a level of consciousness that you know that there is always this 24 hour a day surveillance in the sky that's constantly watching you. And that's constantly listening to you. And when you have that level of consciousness, believe me, brothers and sisters, every footstep you take, you're going to be thinking about it. Every word you say, you're going to

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be thinking about it. Every decision you make, you're going to be thinking about I got to make the right decision. Why? Because you've trained your heart, your mind, your soul, that you're constantly being listened to. You're constantly being watched. You're constantly being monitored. And we need that as as human beings, because when human beings are let loose, there's no law, there's no rules, there's no authority, what ends up happening, it turns into complete chaos. So it's our nature, that we need some sense of higher level authority, so that that way we stay somewhat under control. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala This is one of the wisdoms why he establishes important over and over and

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over, that he is when he let him Maluku semi what he will, he is the master and the king of the heavens and earth. When they let him Murphy's semi what he was a fellow unto him, Allah to him, Allah subhanaw taala belongs what is within the heavens and earth, always Allah is reinforcing his authority. It's not that because he wants to do that out of nothing. But it's because we need to be reminded, and to know that we are always being watched and monitored by this higher level of authority. So when Adam really has said him, and his wife repent to Allah, they acknowledge this authority by Rob banner, and then they say a violin and full center. We're in London theater

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learner, what taught him that Lana coonan, nominal, ha serene. And when they complete their while, they say Valentina and fusina, we wronged ourselves. So here's the third point, they understand that the decision to fall into their desire was their own decision. And this is very, very common, right. But at the end of the day, most of the time, when you say or do something, you're in charge of your tongue, you're in charge of your own actions and your own decisions. And so they take it upon themselves that they're not going to blame anybody. They didn't say it was shaytans fault, and he tempted us. That's why we fell into the sin. They acknowledge a violin and fusina we allowed shows

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pawn to overcome to win us over. Because remember, brothers and sisters, shave time can not force any one of us to do anything. All shape time can do is tempt us to whisper to us to beautify things around us, to lure us in. This is why ensuited Ibrahim shaitan will actually speak to the people of jahannam and say to them a statement that Allah he you know, when you think about everything that we know of shaytaan and what it shaitan does, and how like you wish you could just grab straight on and just choke him and be like you look at what you've put me through, look how much you've been tempting me and whispering to me if you could just like the frustration to add to all of that to the

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people of jahannam and May Allah protect us from that? He tells shaitan tells the people that tell whom we tell Mooney wailuku enforcer calm. Don't blame me go blame yourselves. When a guy you know, just like after all, he would put us through then on top of that us like Don't blame me. I just tempted you. I just opened the door. I just made things look beautiful. You're the one that said okay, let me touch that me feel like me walk through the door. And so when we're talking about desires, a beautiful area helps us to reach you know the ultimate goal behind why we have to monitor the things we say and we do all the time. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in certain nazirite or

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amendment half Mocambo Robbie, one 100. Neff signing However, for in agenda to heal. Whoever is afraid of Allah subhanho wa Taala and afraid to stand in front of him on the day of judgment and they protect their desire they control one a Hanif Sanyal, however, they stop and they protect their desires that control it for internal agenda to heal. Then agenda for you is your final place. That's where you're going to go. And so ultimately what we're saying

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Is that in the Quran and Sunnah? When you strive to control your desires, Jenna awaits you in sha Allah, it's there for you. In other words, what scholars did is they understood this as sort of the nazirite. That when you control your desires, everything in your life starts to fall into place. Every decision you make starts to become clear, and starts to make more sense. Everything that you do every disappointment you go through in life, all because you control your desire, Allah gives you the strength and clarity to get through things. Why? Because that's part of prepping you in sha Allah, that you are going to rest and live in paradise Bismillah. And so ignore him or him Allah

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very specifically mentions that, to put a love First, the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala comes first before the love of our desires. And keep in mind brothers and sisters that desires in the Shetty are three types. They're very basic, they're very simple, we have the desire of our neffs within ourselves. Number two, we have the desire with people. And number three, we have to battle with the desires of the shell teen and Alia, who, and those that accompany the shell team. So our struggle with our desires is in one of these three categories or all of them. And it's very obvious I'm sure many of you can think of many examples when it comes to ourselves when it comes to the

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people around us. And of course, the shale team and those around the shale team as well. And so with that being said, this is definitely and most certainly one very powerful and effective method that if no Chi mo Rahim Allah brings out in his book that will qualify us to receive the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala control your neffs we do not live in a world where we get to say what we want or do what we want, you know, this whole idea of this concept of freedom of speech, and the freedom to do what you want to do. Yeah, that's there that's preserved. But the responsibility of idea of freedom, that responsibility behind it, is the thing that we're concentrating on. We know the

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privilege is always there. But it's the responsibility factor that the Quran and the Sunnah help us to cope with to navigate through. You know, we live in a world right now where all pretty much all the entertainment industry is designed to fulfill your desire to lure you away from taking things seriously, to lure you away and just have you concentrate on Okay, waste your time. Just fill your eyes, fill your neffs fill your desire, click on all those websites that you know you're not supposed to be able to just click on them, you get free memberships, you get free access, there's no preventative measures anywhere. It's all there. It's all there for you. And if it's not in front of

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your face like that, you'll be driving on the highway, you see a billboard and you're like, Oh my god, I can't even drive on the highway. You walk into a mall, you're like a stuffed animal everywhere you go. Like no matter what you do, you're constantly being tested. But realize this brothers and sisters and this is what we conclude with inshallah,

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always remember that as long as we are alive. And we are told Letterman tune in to Muslim, why don't you leave this world unless you are Muslim, unless you submit yourself to your Creator. When we're told these things, we're live in this day and age, and the message has not been changed. It is a sign that you and I we have what it takes to overcome and to get through. It doesn't matter how intense the situation might be. We're here and we have what it takes to get through that. And this is something that Allah subhanho wa Taala is is literally saying, I see this in you. I see that you have what it takes I put you alive in 2020. Because I see that you have what it takes to carry the

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message of the quarter end and to preserve the legacy of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam otherwise, you know what would have happened? A lion, somebody would have told us to upgrade Islam every year, to upgrade the teachings of our religion, to to take certain things out, put certain things a little bit of this a little bit of that change things around. But we don't have that. We don't have those commands. We don't have those kinds of instructions. We have one preserved booklet or preserved scripture, the quarter end we have this one source and it remains preserved and protected until the day of judgment. And Allah subhanaw taala gives us all the instructions to

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follow that and so

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That tells us that okay, maybe we can do this. We can get through this. And it can be sitting in the middle of all the fitna and desire of everything that it pushes every button in me. But as long as I'm here, and a lot tells me to do certain things I know that I could overcome and I have the strength to do that. And that's what it will claim Rahim Allah wants to achieve in his book under this particular chapter. And so with that being said, you notice I'm not telling you, I'm not telling you brothers and sisters, okay, do this, you'll be and you'll be good, then this then this step, we're not going through that I personally don't think that that is the most effective way to

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deal with desires. There is a couple of things that I'll leave you with very briefly. Number one, understand that we all have desires as human beings. So if you have the desire to do something, or to say something, that's okay. It's okay to have those desires. What's not okay is that you follow through with it. But the feeling and those emotions that might, you know, stir up, depending regardless what the desire is, it doesn't matter what it is, it could be something bad, something good or something in between, doesn't matter. That desire will eventually come out in you because you're a human being. So accept the fact that it happens. It's triggered. But the most important

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thing is follow the method of Adam Marley, his solemn and his wife, that when they fell into it, they repented to Allah. But then you say, Farley, his salami suited to Youssef he didn't fall into it. He immediately said Paula Meyers, Allah He immediately stepped in. And he asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect him so he didn't actually fall in to the desire, but instead he asked a lot to protect him from falling into it to begin with. And so with that being said, may Allah subhanaw taala bless all of you and keep us strong. And may Allah azza wa jal give us the strength to overcome our desires in a manner that is pleasing to Him, allow him the earning, which is Akuma low

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hydron inshallah, we'll see you next time for our next episode was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh