The Gradual Decline Of Imaan

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Dirty summer word sallallahu alayhi wa ala early here was Herbie he was salam. Ala Yeoman Tata Fatah Roshi Hill out of the west Summit. unburied yo Hello Athena Ermanno. It took a lot her help her to party he wala termo twin Illa Illa and two Muslim on from buried. My brothers and sisters on this blessed day an hour of human inshallah we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for his acceptance, his forgiveness and His mercy Allah whom I mean, and for our brothers and sisters across the world, in the husba, in Sudan, in Yemen, and throughout the Muslim world, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless them and honor them with relief, patience, strength, and male lions so that you'll forgive us

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and reunite all of us in January for the dose that Allah Who mean are you Allah, I want to bring you or bring your attention to the Blessed city of Medina.

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It is between the fourth and the fifth year after the Hijra.

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And the battle of or hood has just been completed. And it was a devastating experience for the Muslims 70 Plus companions are killed in the Battle of or hood. And the Muslims who survived are still trying to muster up their confidence, find a bit of optimism of what awaits for them in the future. Many of them just like you and I, when you go through devastation, after you experience that, you try your very best to look for things in life to encourage you to keep you strong and to keep you motivated.

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Now I want to ask you,

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what would you say to these companions after they've experienced the Battle of or heard some of them lost family, neighbors friends, and we all know the story what happened?

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Were they were given specific instructions, Allah willed that they didn't follow those instructions precisely. And they suffered tremendously.

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So they're sitting there heads down wondering where do we go from here? What would you say to them? For the most part, the things that we say to each other when we go through pain is we would encourage you make Dora just think positive hola plans, trust, Allah's plan, so on and so forth. These are the things that you and I would say to each other.

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Here's what's remarkable.

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One of the first source revealed after the Battle of or hood is Surah, Al Hadid,

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swallowtail Hadid, anybody who knows the surah.

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This surah is designed to speak to an audience that is struggling to hold on to their E men. You know how sometimes we have our ups and downs, you'll go through an experience or even if you don't go through a specific experience or tragedy, all of our all of us our faith, our iman has its highs and it has its lows.

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But for some people, they remain in the low for quite some time. And they're not sure how do I get out of this. And this can happen to people like you and me. You don't have to be a teenager to experience this. We all experience that. We all and many Muslims assume that as they age and mature in life, as long as they've developed this routine to practice Islam that they're in good hands. My Eman is on cruise control. So I'm good. I don't have to worry about the fitna out there because it doesn't bother me too much. Lots of Muslims believe that.

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But what you're going to hear today in sha Allah Who Tirana

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is a couple of verses describing a group of people after the judgment is complete, that he said is complete. They will be told, Go towards the gates of Jannah.

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So these believers, all of these people, they start to move towards the gates of Jannah.

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And suddenly, we're in so little Hadid mentioned suddenly

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Out of nowhere, the group split.

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On one side, it's the believers, may Allah count all of us from amongst them, Allah who met me.

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But on the other side when the split happened of luck calls this group and Mona, Mona fear pot, these were the hypocrites. Now pause and think about something here.

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This group, why then were they moving towards the gates of Jannah with the believers, if now they're being referred to as the Mona Lisa cone, so they're in shock. They thought they made it.

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Allah places a wall between the Mona Lisa Kuhn and the true believers. The area mentions that there's a door on this wall

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on the outside the door looks horrific, it is filled with punishment. So it's a door you don't want to go near you don't want to touch there's nothing that calls you to this door. But then the A are also mentioned that when the door is open, Allah's Mercy is in this door.

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So the Muna asiyah corner are in front of this wall, there's a door, they don't know whether to open the door or not. So you know what they end up doing? You're gonna do now home.

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Allah tells us they start shouting. Paul alumna Kumarakom

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Weren't we with you just now pseudomonads via corner screaming to the believers on the other side? Weren't we all together? Here's the lesson number one.

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Sometimes what happens with our E min

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part of the test to ensure you are holding on to this faith to this Deen sincerely is Allah will test you and me

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helping or convincing us to think that we are doing the right thing and we're on the right path. But meanwhile, it's a test. We're actually being punished already as a biller. Let me give you an example.

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Some people, they pray, they fast they practice all the fundamentals of their religion. But there's just one problem. Don't ever get that person upset, because they'll lose their mind. Don't ever test their patience, because you won't recognize them. There are muslims like that there are people like that. You see the spiritual side to spiritual cover on the outside. They look like the most practicing Muslims you'll ever meet. But deep down in here is something else. Shaitan captured them in a completely different way.

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Where am I getting this from? Listen to the area. They shout out, I let them know Kumarakom the believers respond. Paul knew better. Yeah, you were all at Kinder comfort and Tim and full circle.

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But instead, you're on that side of the wall. Because you kept putting yourselves in situation where your Eman was constantly tested.

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You took it for granted. You know how we say bad habits die hard. This was a group of Muslims that had certain habits certain qualities within they didn't take seriously. They took it for granted. They convinced themselves you know what, as long as I'm praying, as long as I'm going to the masjid as long as I volunteer as long as I do these things, I'm good. Shall Allah will wipe out all the other problems in my life. They took it for granted. So Allah calls up the first thing that you have to pay attention to, to maintain your faith. I call this E man maintenance. This is like the spiritual maintenance program. You and I put our E min through every single day. I chose this topic

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because Ramadan in sha Allah Huhtala is very near. If you haven't been doing this, you should start to think about what it is that you want to achieve and work on in the month of Ramadan. May Allah subhanaw taala increase us Allahumma I mean, this is the time to think about those things. So the first thing this area tells us Now imagine you are a company

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And then you just came out of the Battle of or hood. This is what Allah reminds you.

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You need to maintain your iman earlier on in the Surah so little Hadith Allah said

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What Rasulullah doru criminally taught me to be Rob become listening to the language.

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Imagine telling these companions Allah says to them, what's wrong with you? You don't have Eman.

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Imagine saying that to somebody who just came out of pain, a tragic experience, but they're losing their focus. They're asking themselves Why is Allah doing this to me? You pause them and you say to them, brother, sister, what's wrong with you? You don't have faith? Imagine the reaction you'll get. But Allah asks the question, there's one of two reasons scholars say why this question is being posed to these companions. Either the E min. That they have at that moment, doesn't look like real e min. They need to work on a few things.

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Or to Allah, Allah is telling them you're not there yet. So on the one hand, you might think you're there you've got true, authentic, sincere, Iman, or Allah is calling them out. Say, listen, what happened in the Battle of or what happened? Your faith should get you through these tough times. Even if you don't understand the wisdom

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during those peaceful moments of your life, where your Eman and life was going steady, and well, it prepared you. It's supposed to prepare you for these tough times. Think about it.

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If you have no stress and no problems, no, you know, big serious issues, and hamdulillah your life is good and study. This area is a reminder to you and I just be conscious and aware you don't know what your tomorrow will look like. We don't know what next year will be.

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So right now Allah reminds us that those who have this problem struggling with bad habits number one, well I cannot convert into men foster comm You did this to yourself. Now if that's not addressed, look at the second part of the area.

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You see if you don't pay attention to protecting yourself from the things or places that are constantly pushing your iman to the limits, if you don't pay attention to that. Here's the consequence, Torah Busto they started to procrastinate. They started saying like this, this is actually happening. I get this every year just before Ramadan, lots of Muslims will start talking about Hajj.

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And some will say I'm sure many of you hear this. Some will say I can go for Hajj but I'm not ready.

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Not ready for Hajj. Let me tell you brothers and sisters, you and I don't have the right to make that decision.

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We don't have the right to say that. When Allah opens a door of the day and guidance for you.

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You walk through that door. Don't ask any questions. Bismillah Allah gave you all of the means towards Hajj or something else. You say Alhamdulillah and you go for Allah put that opportunity. You don't get to set the standard and say, Well, you know, my salah needs a little bit of work, my life needs a little bit of work, my marriage needs a little bit of work. Once they sort all of this out, then I'll get to Hajj then I'll get to these other things. We don't get to say that he died and guidance is always from Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala decides whom he gives it to when he gives it to them and how he gives it to them. So when opportunity is brought in front of you and me, you

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say Bismillah and you take advantage but this group thought of bustin

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Shaula. Next year, Salah later Don't worry, it's not a big deal. I'll work on that. Now that's not addressed. Look at the third consequence. All of this is in one a of verse 14 It students in the Hadith.

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Water tempt them

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what attempt to them now they started developing doubts. So let's use the hedge example.

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They had the opportunity. They didn't take advantage of you

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And as life went on, they started saying to themselves, I mean, Hajj is just too much anyway, so I'm not even going to worry about it anymore. It's not really that important. Then you'll find like those Muslims who will say things like before they learned they practiced everything about Islam. You know, when we were students in Medina, we used to be told and reminded about this a lot from our professors, that some students have knowledge aid and works against them. You know how because sometimes when you don't know something, but you're practicing it because it's all you know,

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it's a blessing. So for example, your Sunnah prayers after your father, you're practicing this and you're praying in them and you're not missing any of the Sunnah prayers because why? That's the way you were brought up. You develop that discipline, but some students have knowledge when they learn. Oh, it's just sunnah

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then shaitan gets to them.

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It's just sitting there bro. Don't you don't have to pray just go.

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And before you know it, the table completely turns where now they start missing more and more of these sunnah. Sunnah prayers. It's almost as if they wished I wish I didn't learn the actual ruling of this because I would have maintained that discipline that's called walked up to them. They started developing these weird ideas and just weird perspective about certain aspects of their deen and as a result a caused them to trivialize it. Now, if that's not addressed,

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the area continues.

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Well called Raj Kumar Ma. Hector Amarula. Well, heartbroken Billa Hill horror, this is the tragedy. If it's not addressed, brothers and sisters, if you can relate to this area in your own personal life

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and you find yourself you got to watch them,

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then the consequence of that's not addressed. All right, como ne, then they start developing this superficial II Majan airy perspective or image of what a Muslim should be. So these are the kinds of things you might hear some Muslims say, then they're really strict. The way they dress though, they they go overboard. Let's go to this other place where people are a little bit more relaxed, they dis develop this deceptive idea or image of Islam, because it fit into their mindset.

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So they felt okay, this is my limit. I don't need to go elsewhere. And they, they create this one way road.

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That's a problem.

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The reason why that's a problem is you immediately isolate yourself from the gym or from the rest of the Muslims, you immediately isolate yourself. Why am I bringing all of this up? Brothers and sisters? Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. But I honestly believe this Ramadan is one of the most important Ramadan's you and I will ever experience Bethany Lehi, Tyler, important in a good way. After we've been hearing and seeing and we continue to see what's happening to our brothers and sisters around the world, whether it be in Missouri or Sudan and other places, even right here at home, life isn't getting any easier.

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But the thing that gives us strength and keeps us hopeful, gives us a sense of optimism, trust in Allah. These companions were told stop for a minute.

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Where's the Eman that you've been holding on to through those good, easy time. That's the Amen You need to hold on to now.

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And as a result, they began to develop strength.

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In fact, they began to love and devote themselves to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam more so than ever before?

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They got closer to their Deen when they realize

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that I need to ensure I maintain my faith. I address my weaknesses. I don't waste time or procrastinate because we don't have time. We don't. No one will know no one knows if we will see this month of Ramadan. But we pray that Allah subhanaw taala blessed the opportunity for all of us in sha Allah hooter. Allah, we pray that Allah azza wa jal give us the strength, the E min, the faith, the knowledge, the discipline, that will you get through this month of Shaban in a way that He is pleased with and we become a

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amongst those who are chosen to welcome the blessed month of shahada with Mubarak Allahu Allah mean, we pray that Allah azza wa jal give us stability in our faith, and may Allah azza wa jal preserve and protect the knowledge of the Quran and Sunnah in our hearts and in our lives down even other always and forever Lahoma me and Apollo Metis Martin was stuff that Allah had you welcome Marisa l Muslim equally them to stop federal Nahu hola for all Rahim.

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Al hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Allah He of Talos Salah woman Wada, a mob Alright, brothers and sisters.

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Today's topic is really for all of us to if we haven't done this already, just to get your hearts and your mind's focused. To start to look at the things that need improvement in your life and mine. And start thinking about how you want to approach those weaknesses and turn them into strengths in sha Allah. This is the thing that you and I have, that keeps us motivated, that puts perspective in life, no matter how devastating no matter how tragic it may appear, it is our faith in Allah, that will keep us strong. It is our faith in Allah, that we will continue to wake up each and every day and say Al Hamdulillah, it is with our faith in Allah, that in sha Allah Huhtala

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when they Allah will look at all of us and account to all of us and count us in sha Allah Who to Allah from amongst the righteous and tell us go towards Janna.

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And that wall will be brought but we are going to be on that other side with the believers because they let he turn to them. This is the time that we continue to work, prepare and really focus on ourselves. When we improve ourselves is the law he Tyler we will improve those around us may Allah azza wa jal preserve and protect us, count us from a month are amongst the righteous in this world and in the earth era. Allah whom I mean, we send peace and blessings to our Rasul Salah turabi wa salam, ala can Amana subhanho wa Taala Phaeton xili in Hola, hola. Hola, Iike, Tahoe usaw loon Island Nervi Johanna Latina and then on Sunday Wiley he was settling on test Lima Allahumma Salli

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