5 Benefits Of Ibadah (Worship) #1 Fajr Khatira Imam

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Right now unsalted Fajr. I recited a verse from Surah Toba or surah. Bara Well, Allah subhanho wa taala. He says we'll call it Ilya who there was a rudiment. Allah will call it in Asad almasi, Hubin. Allah, that the Yahoo, they said that it was there was a son of Allah and the Christians than a surah. They said that reciting Islam is the son of Allah subhanho wa taala. And we live in a society where, you know, in this time that in this time the year, they celebrate Christmas, of course, and there is without a doubt, no evidence, no support to prove the fact that he saw that your son was born on as they say, the 25th of December. Of course, we know that easily you son was

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born in the area of Philistine, but there is no scientific or evidence to state or suggest that he was born on the 25th. But not only that, but we find a situation where they have declared Esau to use them as a son of God, not only will law and not only that, but in many cases, of course even worship Esau to his cinema. And first of all, is our Athena is very, very clear on these kinds of matters. And the reason why Subhanallah our deen is so beautiful, especially when we talk about the concept of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that we don't go into the discussions of how does Allah subhanho wa Taala perhaps look like? There is not a lot of discussions in the Quran, where there are

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people or first of all, there's not a lot of discussion in the Quran that says that Allah subhana wa that looks like this, this and this. Rather the Quran highlights the abilities of Allah subhanho wa taala. From an Athena perspective, when you talk about Tokido, Rubia and oluwo here in Abu DIA and so forth, we talk about the abilities of Allah subhanho wa taala, we talk about the desire to highlight his him being a rob him being worthy of our worship. And not only that, but there are of course, some ideas that talk about his abilities, His Majesty, his ability to create things from nothing, and so forth. So this is how we understand about Allah subhanho wa taala. And the beauty

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behind this, by the way is that when they go into this discussion, that how does for example, they believe and they worship Esau, they use them as God, when they go into this discussion of how does prayer God perhaps look like? Then what happens is that you fall into a very big issue, because for those who paint essentially your salon, as a white male, then then from a Psych is from a psychology perspective, the ones who are white, they feel superior. And the ones who are not white, they feel inferior. Because when they got into this discussion of how does a Sally some look like because in our deen, we don't do these kinds of things. You go to churches, they have depictions of different

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prophets and so forth. We in our deen, we don't go into the kind of discussion. And why is because this is how you maintain the respect of Allah subhanho wa taala. Because when those when those people painted Eastside as some as a white male, the white person feels superior. And the and for anyone who is not white, they feel inferior. And this is why Subhanallah there are so many different cultures, and so many different denominations within Christianity, and so many different ethnicities that when you go to their churches, this concept of Jesus and Esau to you, Sam has become unfortunately a toy. They have painted easily in some in different ways. You go to a black church,

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and you will find a black Jesus, I'm being honest with you, you go to Hispanic church, you will find a Hispanic Jesus, you go to a church where there are predominantly women and you will find a woman Jesus. And not only that, but if you have, you know, if you follow social media, there was even a church, I believe, I believe in Maine or in the Boston area somewhere in that all the way in the upper north part of America, the northeast part where there was a church that said that you know, that easily you some is neither a he or she, you know, he has he has multiple pronouns and so forth. And he loves everyone and so forth. This is a problem that you get into when you discuss and you try

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to paint God in a picture. They have done that kind of stuff. We don't do that kind of stuff. When it comes to Allah subhanho wa Taala we understand the ability the the Majesty of Allah subhanho wa Taala him being Arab him being ILA as Allah subhana wa Taala says in the Quran will be robbing us Milliken NAS Illa Hina as simple as that Allah subhanaw taala is the robber. He's the Malik. He's the ILA. And if we want to ever describe who Allah subhanho wa Taala is, we don't have to go into a very long theological discussion.

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You simply go to sort of a class, Paul who Allahu Ahad, Allah Who Samad. Let me tell you what I'm used to when I'm your local phone Wallahi if you go into the actual deafness of this of this surah that have seen of this surah Walla he this explains everything what you need to tell to anyone who wants to learn about Allah subhanho wa Taala now, the next step is if we want to come close to Allah subhanho wa Taala if I want to find a roadmap, how do I get to Allah subhanho wa Taala It is only through one way in one way alone and that is through our own rebirth and today inshallah in the next few sessions on Saturdays Inshallah, I will be going through there are five things five benefits of

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very bad today inshallah I will just cover only one benefit of riba Inshallah, and the other weeks inshallah we'll cover number two to four and number two to five Inshallah, the one benefit that we get from riba from our worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala is that we truly understand the meaning of inner peace and self actualization. Let me explain first of all about inner peace Okay, first of all, this is not that kind of inner peace okay, that if you have seen you know, Kung Fu Panda to okay, I know of a lot of our youth here try to give them a reference. There's something called inner peace okay? This is not that inner peace okay? This is a different kind of inner peace Okay, first

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of all is why do we get inner peace throughout our own Ibadah we get inner peace to our a bada first of all, is by understanding our purpose. If you remember a few weeks ago, I stood here talked about how do we achieve ultimate happiness in life. I said, that we have to understand our purpose of life and we have to achieve our purpose of life. That's the only way we will find true happiness in his dunya when we talk about our purpose in this dunya what is our purpose? Our purpose is what my halacha told Jana will insert OLALIA we don't Allah created us so we can worship Allah subhana wa Donna okay. That is ultimately our purpose. When we achieve our purpose and when we understand our

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purpose of life, and then we come to Allah subhana wa Tada through our Ibadah we will find that peace and happiness in our life. Number two is that when I come close to Allah subhanho wa Taala and riba then I, when I come to Allah subhana wa through my Riba, I am very close to Allah. So behind the what the item, you don't want a child is in trouble. Where does he find security? Where does he find peace in the company of his mother, in a company of his father, okay. This is where children they find peace, right? They find security, a sense of security. Likewise, when we are going through our challenges to come to a bada, we find ourselves very near to Allah subhanho wa taala. And this

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was, by the way, very contrary to the belief of the past, because the old age they also by the way, believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala though they committed shidduch, they did believe in Allah subhanho wa taala. The Quran is very clear about this. Wala insalata Humann halacha SMAVA it will already lay it all on Allah, if you ask them who created the skies in the earth, they will say the Allah created it. The problem is they felt that we are so inferior, we're such a inferior creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala that how can we ask Allah directly? That's why you had all these Shoraka in the middle. That's why you had all these idols, these deities and so forth. They thought that we

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would worship them, and then they would,

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they would appeal on our behalf to ALLAH SubhanA. What to Allah, Islam got rid of that concept. And by the way till today, there are many other religions who have the same kind of concept. Hindus have a very similar concept, by the way to that you worship all these other idols. But if you talk to a person who's actually studied who true Hindu scripture and so forth, they will tell you to that we fought we worship all these idols, but ultimately there is one God, you'll find you'll find him to say the same exact thing. The idea is that in Islam, we get rid of that middle, the middlemen, we worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and when we when we do our Ibadah and when I make my dua, I'm

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directly connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala That's why even the Hadith Bootsy when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, for some to baby will be in Aberdeen is fine, Willie avec de massa alte when we pray our salad and I say Alhamdulillah Allah Allah mean Allah is responding to me when I'm saying a Rahman Rahim Allah is responding to me when I say Maliki or Medina Allah is responding to me. That is a sign that I am very close to Allah subhanho wa Taala we're either set I like everybody I

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Need for in need or if Allah is making this very clear, when my slave asks me when he asks you sorry, this Allah telling the prerelease on when when any slave of mine asked his asks you about me for in need, I'm very, very close to them. This is how we find peace in life understanding that when I make when I say Allahu Akbar, I am very, very close to Allah subhanho wa Taala and number three is understanding that Allah subhanho wa Taala is Vi Salam. So when we say after the salad we say what Allahumma antas Salam, your Allah you are a Salam peace, one min cos Salam and you are the source of peace. When I come to Allah subhanho wa Taala through my rabada I am understanding that if there's

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anyone who can bring peace into my life, it is Allah subhanho wa Taala but it's going to be through the channel of salaat through the channel of a bada that's the only way we can find peace in our life. So we find peace in our Salaat I mean through our riba we find peace in our life. Number two is we find actualization also this is all part of number one, self actualization if you ask me, what is the definition of self actualization? self actualization means understanding the height of your potential. If you have ever studied, you know, you've probably heard the name Abraham Maslow, okay, he created something called the hierarchy of needs, there are five hierarchy of needs of every

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single human being. And on the on the very bottom, which is the basic is are the physiological needs of a person and so forth. And then he goes all the way up the highest level that he mentioned at the top of the pyramid of the human needs are self actualization, which means that you do something to understand your full potential, how much good you can do. The scholars they say that when we do our iba to Allah subhanho, wa taala, I am truly understanding my fullest potential and I will be only able to unlock my fullest potential once I come to Allah subhanho wa Taala through my Ibadah through my a bada. And this is why we find that there are so many people that are looking we when we talk

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about the suicide rates, when we talk about the mental health issues that are going on in our Muslim communities. When we talk about people trying to find happiness in life, whether it's through materialism, whether it's through people and so forth, even Muhammad Allah Allah, He says that when you talk about people who worship a God, versus people who don't worship a God, because this is something that's very big in our society, okay, why the need to worship a god and especially right now with this whole situation that is taking place and so forth. Many of these atheists are coming forward and saying, See, we told you religion overall, all religions are corrupt, believing in no

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God is the best thing to do. Believing in no religion is the best option. So these people they come in and say, don't believe in any any God even Rahmatullah Allah. He says, When you believe in a God, when you believe in Allah subhanho wa taala, versus those who don't believe in any other god, their reality is that the one who believes in a God will be able to unlock their fullest potential. And that's the only way they will find any kind of peace and happiness in their life, that this is a reality. And by the way, there are researchers now who are saying the same exact thing. There are academics who are saying the same exact thing. If you compare an atheist to someone, even if it's a

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Christian, or a Muslim, or anyone who believes in the concept of God, they say that those people will find more happiness in their life, that compared to a person who does not believe in any deity. So this is why it is very important that when it comes to our iba, we don't ever take our iba very lightly. We have to take it very seriously. And what do we learn and what do we get from arriba? First of all, we understand our fullest potential. We understand my capacity through my arriba and the only way we can attain true and true happiness, true inner peace is through our Ibadah to Allah subhana wa taala. Now what are the four other things we can get from everybody inshallah? We'll talk

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about that inshallah. In the upcoming weeks inshallah. I'm going to leave all of you on a cliffhanger inshallah. I'm not going to share with you what they are, so that you are paying attention inshallah every single week. So next week inshallah I will share with you a few other benefits of riba inshallah I ask Allah subhana wa taala. To make us truly from those who are His very bud, may Allah subhanho wa Taala raise us on the Day of Judgment amongst those who are considered

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His true slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala I mean no but I mean, what does that come Allah Hey, salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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