Nadim Bashir – O You Who Believe #04 – 2-208

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of Islam and its implementation, including its title, the use of words during prayer, and the fear of going against Islam. They also touch on the negative impact of people coming in opposition to Islam and the need for people to be mindful of their behavior. The speakers emphasize the importance of avoiding cultural practices and seeking de distinction to achieve de distinction. Additionally, they emphasize the importance of shaming and the need for people to avoid cultural practices and seeking de distinction in order to achieve de distinction.
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Mr. Lai Rohan Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Muhammad wa ala earlier was a big mine and my bad. So every night we cover when I have the Quran that begins with you Hello Manu. Now going in order last week we talked about those an IR regarding the sauce and we talked about that if we go in order the next idea is yeah, you will Edina Ave quotevalet como Siyam comm Ikuti by Levine I'm gonna publikum now I like them to touch on Allah talks about fasting, but since Ramadan is not far actually Okay, again, Ramadan is not far May I think So end of April is Ramadan, we're in January, we're mid midway through January. So inshallah as Ramadan is going to be

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coming close on then I will take a Monday night and I will dedicate that IRA to a one of those Monday nights in sha Allah. But so then we go to the next. Yeah, you enter the Avenue, and this is ID number 208 and suitor Bacara ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala He says, Yeah, you're living in mono oh you people who believe or do holo facil me for that enter into Islam completely, while at the top of your hot water ship on and do not follow the footsteps of chef on in a hula coma do mobian Verily, He is an open enemy to you. Now, as I've said this before, many times that you cannot just take the idea of the Quran and understand it without understanding what is around this idea. So let's try to

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understand what is some of the idea before this before we get to this idea, first of all, is that there are many places in the Quran where Allah draws a comparison between two different types of people. For example, in Surah alainn, Allah subhana wa Taala talks about the man who gives a lot for the sake of Allah. And then there is a man when a man member Hina was talking about the man who is stingy the man who is greedy and Surah, Allah Surah or Surah Baqarah. Some people they recognize it as that Allah subhanho wa Taala in there again he talks about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he talks about a Bucha while a man who is completely disobedient to Allah while on the

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other hand, there is a man who is full fully devoted to Allah subhanho wa Taala so likewise into the baccarat before this, the ayah comes woman whom nine year old Robina Tina fifth dunya wama Allahu fille que la kiloton Haluk woman whom mania Kulu Robina Tina fit dunya Hasina. Well Phil, karate Hasina Latina either Banagher Allah says that when people they go and they make dua to Allah subhanho wa taala. There are some types of people that when they make dua, they only make dua for this dunya and Allah says, when Allah Whoville accurate Eman Haluk in the Hereafter, there is nothing going to be there saved for them. But on the other hand, there are other types of people

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that when they make dua, they make dua for the dunya. They make dua for the Akela. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says that we accept their two R's. So first of all, is that we should always be amongst those who make dua for both. Yes, it is. While it is important to make dua for AKA, make dua for your dunya there is absolutely nothing wrong. I've heard people say that when you make dua for your dunya, it means that the love of of this dunya is in your heart that does not does not what it means. It means that you're making dua for the welfare of our dunya life. What it means that when I love or when the love of this dunya enters my heart, it means that I'm willing to compromise the

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teachings of Islam for my own worldly benefit. That is when it means that the love of this dunya has gone into your heart so much so that you're not willing to understand what is right and what is wrong. So this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions. Now coming to these ayat, right before this if that begins with ya una vida Avenue. Again, Allah talks about the Munna fic and Allah talks about the believer, first of all, Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, that Wamena Ness that amongst the people may your G Buka Oh Lu Phil higher to dunya where you she de la LMFT flb Wahoo Allah dual Hassan, there were people like Akane sipping a shooter, who will come to the Prophet sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam, and they would provide a great deal of verbal support to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah says, and amongst the people that are those whose speech pleases you in the worldly life, meaning they will come to the Prophet

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it and they will say something very pleasant, that the Prophet will feel that he has their support. And not only that, but this man, he says, And he calls Allah to witness as to what is in his heart. So not only is he coming to the prophet, and providing verbal support, but he's saying that Allah is my witness that this is what's in my heart, and I give my full support. And yet he is the fiercest of opponents, meaning that if someone came in opposition to Islam, that he will be a very fierce opponent, he will floor his opponents mean that he would defend Islam, what either what Allah, but when he will leave and he will go away. He strives throughout the land, to cause corruption there in

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and what does he do, he destroys crops and animals. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says he does not like those who cause corruption. So now Allah saying that you have a man. And this is not once again, I do want to make it very clear. This is not only in regards to hypocrites, this is regards to anyone that in front of people, they showed that I'm a very devout person. I'm a person who is truly dedicated to my Deen. But when they leave the masjid, or when they are not around religious people, or people who remind them of Allah, then they're causing corruption. They're causing corruption. In other places, they're causing corruption amongst other people. They're causing

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corruption amongst amongst people in terms of their finances, in terms of their status, in terms of their reputation. So Allah subhanho wa taala, is saying that these people in front of the Prophet when they are around other people do behave a certain way. When they are away, they behave a certain way. Allah knows who are those and not only that, but every person who causes facade, every person who causes corruption, Allah knows within that they are those and they know themselves. And Allah says he does not like those. And this happens on so many different levels everywhere happens at all times, political, not so much political, but it happens in so many different places, especially

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where authority is, this is where people they can they can misuse their authority. And then Allah subhanho wa taala, he says that when the people that come to them, and they say it took Allah will either eat it or who it tequila, the fear Allah, you're doing something wrong. And you're saying it, you're doing it in the name of good, and you're causing problems and filler, what happens? Or how that tool is to Bill Etham? For hospital who Jahannam will it be sent me hard? When they when they are told to fear Allah, they become arrogant, who are you to come and tell me, and what happens to those kinds of people, then they are degraded in society. What happens to those people, there is a

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very false rumor that spreads about them in the society. Allah subhanho wa Taala says that these people, their arrogance has got ahold of them. So because their arrogance was sufficient for them to justify their sins, Allah says, I have something that will be enough for them. And that place is called a fire. Johanna will be selling me hard. And what a wretched place that place is to take a rest. And then on the other hand, so you have these kinds of people who do these kinds of things. But on the other hand, you have people who give away everything. They give up everything they have to please Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah says, Wamena nurse me Yes, Cherie. These are people who

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sell themselves NAFSA who they sell their soul, they sell everything they have. Abt, Amara, Atilla only to seek the means of the approval of ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala will law who are all familiar to you, but Allah says that he is kind to his servants. So here it because he Rahmatullah are they, and many of the alumni, they have said that this idea is in reference to Sohaib, a Rumi or the alotta on Sahiba, Rumi was a man who believed in Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was migrating from Mecca to Medina to be with the Prophet SAW Salem, and the kuffaar they got ahold of him, and they said that you cannot leave. And he said that I will give you everything that I had. And I want you

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to think about this at that time. This was such a big deal. Such a big deal. You and I, we think that this man, he may have little wealth, he may have a small house, he gave that what's the big deal. This man when he got when he was left and he arrived in Medina, almost even a HEPA filter and he said to him, that also

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Hey, What a bargain you struck when amazing bargain you struck. And when he said this too, so hey, so he had no clue what he's talking about. He had absolutely no clue what I was talking about. And he says to Amanda, and I made a, he said to me response, he goes, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make your trade, always profitable. He didn't have any clue what he was talking about. But when he came inside the masjid Rasulullah saw said, I'm told so Hey, by Rumi that did you know you did such and such act? He says, Yes. He says that Allah was so pleased that Allah revealed ayat of the Quran regarding you. At that time, we may think it as or today, we may think it as a small matter, but

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that time it was a big deal. Why? Because imagine, just imagine, if, God forbid, we were in a situation where we have to leave. And everything we've worked for in your life, the businesses, the jobs, the investments, your bank accounts, the houses, the properties, the land, everything you have in one place, and you're told to drop everything for your freedom.

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And you have to drop everything, not just for your general freedom, but to go and be with Rasulullah saw Salam. That was his only goal. He went to be with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this was so beloved to Allah. Imagine how difficult that is to drop everything and to move on just to be with the prophets of Salaam. And from this ayah there's something very powerful we learn. And that is, so haber had no idea once again, that Allah was so pleased, Allah sent an idea regarding him. And what we learn is that never underestimate any good that you do. Never underestimate yesterday, you may do something great, you may give up something for the sake of Allah subhanho wa

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taala. And of course the doors have already are closed. And no I have the Quran of course is not going to be revealed. But that does not mean that Allah does not recognize our efforts. Anytime you give up something for Allah sake, even as much as a sin, you want to commit a sin. And you know, I love ya. Allah hiera I know that Allah is watching me, I know I cannot cheat that person. I know I cannot steal from that person. I know I cannot do such and such wrong. Why because I'm a believer in Allah. It is Allah that is preventing us from doing that. That is very pleased me that is very honorable in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala we may not see the benefits today, we will see the

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benefits of it in the hereafter. Then Allah subhanho wa taala. Now, this is where Allah subhanaw taala comes into the next idea that begins with you will indeed Avenue. And so this idea was revealed because there were Jewish people and Christians who converted to Islam. And what they wanted to do is that they want to find a way to maintain and balanced both religions. So when Abdullah bin Salam, or the Allah Quran, and others, so regarding Abdullah bin Salam, if you don't remember if you don't recall, he was a Jewish rabbi. When Rasul Allah Salam came to Medina, the Jewish people, they went out and to, to see who this man was. And they recognized that he was a

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prophet of Allah, but out of arrogance, and out of Kibera, and that an out of arrogance, primarily, they did not believe in the Prophet SAW Salem. But there was some like Abdullah bin Salam and others who converted to Islam. But what happened was that they wanted to, because of their Jewish faith, they wanted to recognize the day of Sabbath. They wanted to do some things that were relevant in their Jewish faith, and because they want to balance out both both of religions and do both things from both religions. Allah subhanho wa Taala said that this is not an acceptable practice. He says yeah, you will have the the AMA No, oh, you people who believe all the Holo facil me not only do you

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just enter into Islam,

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for 10 You have to enter Islam completely, completely. You don't just today I'm not making this up. Today. I had a gentleman who came a gentleman who has been to like Jordan, and has been to like Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and he has lived there for so many years. And he came to me today, talking to me about Islam, he wants to convert to Islam, okay, I gave him the Quran I gave him a lot of education material. I told him take a lot of notes, you know, make a note of your questions, and we will talk next time, so inshallah he is planning inshallah to come again. But today, I made something very clear to him. Because what I've been noticing is that people when they want to convert to Islam,

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they think that accepting Islam simply means taking the shahada, and nothing else after that, no Islam when Allah says

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Hello friends send me Kapha it means that it's not only taking the shahada and I had to explain this gentleman, that please, I want you to understand that it's not just about taking the Shahada. Then after that, you have to fulfill your Ibadah you have to pray five times a day. You have to stay away from you know, there are dietary laws, dietary restrictions, in our deen, you can consume certain animals, there are things that you cannot drink, you got to stay away from all these things. And when I said this, it was a little difficult for him to, you know, to absorb it. He understands. He said that yes, I understand that we'll have to stay away from this. But this is something very

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important. Our deen is not just about coming and increasing our numbers and shahada, after Shahada. That's not what our deen is about. Unfortunately, today, unfortunately, today, we do not have so many structures systems, like they were in the time of the province of Salem, a man would convert to Islam, the prophet had a system in place, people would go to their homes and teach them today, there are some other organizations, they are run by converts, and they are teaching converts, which is a great thing. But this is something very important. We, when we come into Islam, we come into Islam completely. That means I explained this gentleman, that means that even when it comes to our attire,

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we have to dress a certain way, there are certain principles that we have to abide by. That means that when I come when it comes to my family matters, I have to treat them, excuse me a certain way. When it comes to celebrations, Christmas and Thanksgiving and all these things. They're things that you're going to have to give up if you want to convert to Islam. So we have to make this very, very clear. Abdullah bin Salam, he was trying to juggle between two religions. Allah said, No, you cannot do this. You have to stick to Islam completely. And then what's interesting to know is that Allah subhana wa Taala said, when I attempted to cut water shaytaan he says, Do not follow the footsteps

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of shaitan Why did Allah say this? Because shape on the very first thing that Shavon does in order to deviate mankind is that he creates compromises. He makes people create compromises when the kuffaar came to the Prophet Salam and they said, Okay, you know what, you're not willing to give up your deen. We're not willing to give up our deen let's make a compromise. One year or one day we're going to worship your your Lord and you come in you worship our Lord and ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada said, Look, I'm Dino camellia Dean. You have your deen we have our deen no compromise at all. When new Allah Islam, go back and study idol worshipping way to idol worshipping come from? How did people

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from one you know people used to worship a god from there people went to worshipping rocks and stones. How did that happen? It came about that shaytaan went to these people he would create these ideas in the minds of people that you know, there are people of the past that you used to revere, your grandfather, your great grandfather, or you know the people who are well respected in your in your family today, you don't remember them? Why don't you create some picture of them. So you will remember them? Once you create something and you would you know, everyday you will revere them. And that's the best way you can show them respect. And then slowly and gradually from making dua to

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making Roku or to making sujood to full on rabada. This is how a brother started of these people, or I mean, these are these statues and so forth. This is what shaytaan does. This is what chiffon does. So this is why it's very important that even when it comes to us to how does this is how this is relevant to us, is relevant to us in the sense that even when I say that I'm going to follow my Islam. I'm going to follow my Deen that means that even there are a lot of cultural practices too. There are a lot of practices of Jackie Lea, that we need to give up. Oh, I mean, we need to truly give up that are not part of our deen. There are such practices and the cultures where you and I we

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come from which our volume it is an oppression is oppression against people. And we think that in the name of culture, it is completely acceptable. It is not acceptable. At the end of the day, I've said this over and over again. When culture you can follow your culture but the minute culture contradicts with the spirit, the spirit of Islam, you have to get rid of that culture. You cannot practice that. I don't care whether you lose your family connection, whether you will lose a you have to sever relationships. That is where you cut the line that is where you draw the line. Okay, there is nothing after that. So when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Oh, the Hulu facil me Kapha and

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not only that, but what people do nowadays, in order to justify their opinions. Take the eye of the Quran.

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To create an alternative, meaning change the word of Allah, and attribute the light to Allah subhanho wa Taala saying that this is what Allah meant in the Quran. And of course, that is not what Allah mean, this, this is what you call Hotu, where the shaytaan This is what the watershed, these are the physical shape on. And then Allah says in the hola como or the woman that he is an open enemy to you all. So the most important thing that we take from this all is number one is that we have to always, first of all, going back to the previous ayat, if and I say this because this is truly a reality of our society of our community, people coming to the masjid, they have a certain

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personality, when they go home, they have a different personality.

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I mean, there are people who have come to me and they have told me about people, families, I mean, times where we even mentioned it, but I mean, it's sad. It's sad. It's really sad. When I hear things are going on in families. And these are men who are coming to the motion, every single day. Every single day in front of people, they have a persona, that this is what they are behind the scenes, they have a different persona. And when you tell them it tequila, they become arrogant. Even if I'm doing something wrong, even if we are doing something wrong, and someone comes and says it tequila to us, then we that is where we stop and we say yes, this is the line that Allah has drawn.

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I cannot go beyond this. When I hear the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala no one is greater than Allah subhanaw taala no one's opinion is greater than ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala if you hear the name of Allah, and you still want to move forward with your sin, and with the arrogance, that means that you are completely devoid of Allah in your heart. This is what these people were. So the very first thing that we learned is, even if we're doing something wrong, in some way reminds us of Allah subhanho wa Taala stop, pause, take, take us, you know, take a step back, try to look at what you're doing. If you're truly doing something wrong. Stop it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala. And

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second thing. Second thing is when we say that we have committed to Allah subhanho wa Taala it means we have committed to Allah fully, because it's the same Surah Surah Baqarah what Allah say about Bonita so I eat if I took me to be bothered Kitab whatever you want to be both, you want to take some of the book of Allah and you want to reject some of the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and you cannot do this. This is not our deen pick and choose. Our deen is not a buffet table that take whatever you want to leave whatever you want. That's not what our deen is. Car for 10 You got to take the entire thing completely. So ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala to give us the ability to follow or

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the incomplete the May Allah protect us from falling into the footsteps of Shavon are following him his footsteps admirable I mean, is that Kamala head Subhanak Allahu Hambrick national Allah you enter this stuff we're going to be the Zachman love hate Islam. Are you comfortable? Okay.

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