Revival #03 – How the Believer is like a Date Palm Tree

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AI: Summary © The church's similarities with trees and fruits are discussed, including the church's ability to grow in hot and harsh conditions and its ability to grow in even the smallest temperatures. They stress the importance of positive and humble principles, as well as the need to change one's principles to become productive and effective. A study on the topic of "The Greatest person on earth" is also mentioned.
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Mr. La Romana Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi LG marine I'm about a salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. To all of our viewers wherever you may be around the world ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala to keep all of us safe we as May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep our family safe. May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us ability to utilize the month of Ramadan May Allah subhanaw taala give all of us the ability to benefit from Ramadan. May Allah accept our Salaat our pm our fasting I will do us and any good that we may do May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept from all of us around the world Amira herbal Alameen so as I began,

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as I mentioned yesterday, today inshallah we were talking about this tree of Eman that I had talked about, and when we go back to the seed of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and not only that, but even the Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. One thing that we see very common is that there's a lot of examples in the Quran and the Sunnah, where Allah gives the example of a tree with iman a fruit with a person who is a believer, for example, going back to the hadith of Abu Hurayrah, or the ultra on the one I shared with you, on the very first day, a very well known Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Islam and Iman has 70 Odd branches for Ovenu

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Harpo Lulu either Illa the best amongst them is to say La Ilaha illa Allah, the lowest amongst them is to remove an obstacle will hire a short buttermilk Eman and higher is one of the branches of faith. Now when I say the word branch, automatically your mind goes to what a tree. Likewise, there's a hadith of Ibn Ahmad or the Allah Tala animada. Once Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sitting with some of the Sahaba of the alotta on home. And he asked this question that give me there is a tree that resembles a believer. Do you know what that tree is? And the Sahaba of the Alta on whom they stayed quiet. They said simply Allahu wa rasuluh Allah in honor of the Ultron whom I

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he's there, he knows he's actually he says, because he's the narrator of this hadith in Bukhari and Muslim. He says that I know it is the date palm tree, but when I saw my own father staying quiet, when I saw a book or the Ultron, staying quiet, I chose to remain silent. Later on. He says that the Prophet sal Allahu Allah, he was some he said that it is the date palm tree. So this is something that the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam has mentioned. Also we find a hadith Narrated by Abu Musa Allah Ashati, or the yellow line, wherein the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he has said that a believer who reads the Quran is like that of a Citroen that its taste is good and the smell is good

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also. But the believer who does not read the Quran is also like another date, which is what the date actually it is like a fruit, which is the date and not only that, but at the same time the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that it smell it has no smell, but the taste is good. So the point is that we find that there's a lot of similarities between a plant a tree, and Iman, also we find a Surah Ibrahim Alam Taraki for vulnerable Allahu methylene Kelly Martin for you by 10 caches a lot in Cuba. A slew her therapy to offer Oh have a summer, Allah subhanho wa taala. He's giving us an example that have you not seen that Allah has given a parallel? Allah has given an example of

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what Kalamata Yeva a good word, and even our basil Viola on Houma, he says that this good word is in reference to let you know in the law, it is like what caches are about in play EBA is like a good tree is like a tree that its roots are firm into the ground, and its leaves in his branches are spreading high into the atmosphere. So this is something that as I said earlier, something very common that we find, but then the question is that why did Allah subhanho wa Taala give these examples over and over again? Why did the Prophet sallallahu audio Some say that a believer is like that day palm tree, because I want to explain this I want to explain so that we understand this. So

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that next time when we see a day palm tree, and we understand that there is a connection, then there is truly a connection and there are reasons why Allah mentioned this. First of all is this. If we take the Hadith of the Prophet, that we are like as a believer who reads the Quran, like a citrus like a citrus fruit, then think about this. When you have a fruit that is connected to a

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Tree, as long as that fruit is connected to the tree, the smell will develop, the taste will develop, the colors will develop the size will develop. But as soon as that fruit is disconnected from that tree and it falls onto the ground, then the taste does not develop, the colors do not develop anymore. And the and the sweetness and the smell does not develop. In fact people they will kick it around and they will stop on it and they will they will simply move on. Think about this brother and sisters as long as a person is connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala just like the fruit being connected to the tree, as long as a person is connected to Allah. Then in sha Allah, the Hala

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wattle Eman will come into a person's life. Then a person will grow in their Iman they will become they will develop over the years when it comes to their ima and when it comes to their spirituality when it comes to their Taqwa. But if a person is disconnected from Allah subhanho wa Taala just like the fruit being disconnected from the tree than just like people will stop on it, people will kick it around and this this fruit will not have any place. Likewise, when we have disconnected from Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the same thing that will happen that Hala was an EMA will not come into us. We will not develop spiritually and in terms of our Taqwa no matter how many Ramadan is go

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by, we will never develop. So this is the very first example and the very first way to understand this. Another way to understand this is going back to the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam of Obama narrated by Ibn Ahmad he mentioned that he thought he was salam three times the least will not fall the knees will not fall, the leaves will not fall. The question is why did was was alasa mentioned the least not for three times because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us that just like the leaves do not fall, the foods do not cease. This tree this day palm tree keeps on giving keeps on giving. And brothers and sisters if you have gone and if you know how

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cultures are in Arabia, and especially in the Arabian countries, when they take when they have the day palm tree, they take benefit of every single aspect of the day palm tree, from the seeds to the trunk to the leaves to the date in itself that is growing. Every aspect every aspect of the day palm tree is used. Even the fibers that come from the day palm tree, they're used to create ropes. There is not a single ounce of a day palm tree that is not utilized. Likewise, brothers and sisters, just like the day palm tree benefits. A believer is always benefiting someone else. A believer is always helping someone else out. What did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say to all of us, hate on

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us mainly and found us. The best of people are those people who benefit other people. benefiting other people means helping someone else out. There are people who are in need going in visiting them putting a smile on their face, just helping someone else out is helping it is providing benefit to them. This is why just like a day palm tree benefits a believer is always going to be benefiting someone brothers and sisters Subhanallah today in the Muslim ummah. And I say this with no exaggeration, even though today as a Muslim Ummah, today we are degraded so much. But at the same time there is so much Wallahi I say this, there is so much talent in this OMA, there is so much

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talent in this OMA amongst the men amongst the women amongst our youth. There is talent across the board. Unfortunately, we don't know how to use that talent. When we talk about a date palm tree, benefiting others. Every one can do something using their skill sets that Allah has given them to do something good for someone else. There's always something that good that you can do to someone else. So this is why always try to find opportunities to help someone else out. Always try to find opportunities to go out of our way think outside the bubble think outside the box and let's try to help people. Something else that we find about a date palm tree is a day palm tree grows in hot

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climates and it exists and it lasts through harshest conditions. When we look at a date palm tree the roots as Allah subhanaw taala says about this tree a slew had a bit that the roots of the tree are firm into the ground. And not only that, but at the same time a believer is how that no matter what situation comes in their life. Their Iman is never waver just like this. The roots of this tree is so into the ground so deep into the ground that even a storm cannot change and he can

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I affect this tree too much. Likewise, a believer who is connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala no matter what situation will come, they will always stay connected to Allah and no matter what the situation is, they will know that inshallah they will get through this. Just like in the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we find were in, he says, I Jabon the unreal movement. Subhanallah look at this hadith. It's a beautiful Hadith. But it this hadith tells us that no matter what situation we are in, good or bad, it is good for us. It is good for us. And not only that, but who's gonna have that mentality. See when good times happen? We want to think Allah, but when bad

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times happen, we want to blame Allah. Why is Allah doing this and so forth. But a believer This is why the Hadith said, I mean, how amazing is the situation of a believer that in a saw but who Saira, Shakira Africa, Anna heilala. We're in Sabah to the raw Sabra Africa, Anna hayleigh. If there are good times, he's thankful to Allah, if they if he's going through tough times, he is patient for Allah subhanho wa taala. Just like a day palm tree is strong, a believer is always strong. Likewise, we find that a day palm tree takes almost four to eight years for it to develop. When you look at a day palm tree is not like any other tree, it takes a long time to develop. And not only that, but

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for the leaves to develop. And this trunk of the tree to develop it takes a while. Likewise, how's it similar to us, when it comes to our own spirituality brothers and sisters, it does take time, you cannot just expect that you go from zero to 60 in a matter of no time. This is why it is always very important that every Ramadan, we you know, we take an account of ourselves making sure that every Ramadan I am a better human being. Now, if we do if we don't do anything to improve our iman, if we don't do anything to increase our Eman throughout the year, then what's going to happen is that every time a bond comes, we're going to be back at status quo. So just to give you a just to give

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you a typical example, imagine this is where our iman is. And what happens is that in Ramadan, it goes up to here. Now after Ramadan, we need to maintain that we need to maintain that. But when we don't maintain that and we come all the way back down to here, then what happens is that when extra Milan comes we're back at square one, we're back at step number one or level number one. This is why it is very important that we always do something to increase our spirituality. And this development takes time. It cannot be done overnight. There are a lot of people who call me who email me they text me and they say that I want to become a better Muslim, they will not bring salad first. There

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was no Allah in their life and Autumn automatically and overnight, they want to switch it off completely and go from zero to 60 it does not work like that. Just like a date palm tree takes time to develop. Likewise, when it comes to our own spiritual development, it does take time and you have to give it time. You have to give it time. Allah subhanho wa Taala into the ride. So the ride Allah says in the law hola yo Maggie Coleman, Hatha Yoga, you know, maybe unfussy him, Allah does not change the situation of a nation till they don't change themselves. So if I want to change and not only that, but was mentioned and wanted to is later on is Allah subhanaw taala talks about a storm

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Allah talks about, you know, Thunder come from the sky. And think about this. One of the key things which is so beautiful in the Quran that many people do not really catch on, is that what was the need of Allah talking about a thunderstorm right after Allah talked about changing yourself? What's the correlation was the connection, think about it, just like a storm for it to happen and in order for it to take place, it develops, right, there's dark clouds that come in, then it becomes maybe a little cold. And then all of a sudden there is like you know, first there's mist rain that's coming there's you know, there's you know, twinkles of rain that are coming, then there's full force rain

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that is coming, then you have thunderstorms, then you have lightning bolts and so forth. It doesn't happen all of it at one time. It takes probably around 1520 minutes, half an hour for a storm to develop. Likewise, when you want to change yourself, it will take time you cannot just change yourself overnight. So this is something very important. Likewise, when it comes to a day palm tree, the trunk is very straight, okay, in some cases is straight. Sometimes it can be bent. Also, I've seen some rare cases like that, but most of the times are straight and they are strong. Likewise, a believer is always is upright in his straight in their nature. They are focused, they don't

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compromise in their principles. And this is something

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Very important that we need to understand, when you and I if we become if we always change our principles. You know, one of the things I read one time, which is very interesting is that one of the best ways you can become productive and effective in your life is to ensure that you have to be strict in your principles. You cannot always be a yes, man, I understand that A times you want to go and help out. But at the same time, you have to always look at other factors in your life. You can always say good to me, you cannot always say yes, to every single good cause out there. Sometimes you're gonna have to say yes, sometimes you're gonna have to say no, because a person who always

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says yes, then they don't have principles in life. This is why just like a date, palm tree trunk is straight up. A Muslim is straight up to their straight in their principles. They don't compromise. They don't compromise in their values, and they don't get easily distracted. Likewise, the day palm tree it's the least while it's, it's straight up. The leaves are what they're coming down. Okay, the leaves are not even though yes, Allah subhanaw taala says that the leaves are up in the in the sky. But when you look at the leaves of a day, palm tree, they come this way, they come sort of down, they tilt downward. Why? This is a sign of a believer who is humble. A believer is like that tree,

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but at the same time, just like the leaves are, are turning downward. Just like that. I believe it is always humble, no matter what it is. I'm always humble. And I want to finish on this. A very beautiful gem from the Quran. A very beautiful understanding of an idea of the Quran is from surah facilite. Allah subhana wa Allah says in the Lavina Palu Rob Boone, Allah from Mr. Moon from Mr. Como for that whole family him will soon in fact, the IEA is sorry, I apologize. woman asked a new poll amendment that are in Hola. This is the IEA woman accidental colon, me meant that I eat Hola. While I'm in a sorry hon Wirkkala in anemia Muslimeen. I'm going to just translate this to you

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first, I want you to understand to see if you get what I'm trying to say. The who is better than the person who calls people to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he does righteous deeds. And he says I'm from amongst the Muslims. Hopefully you understand. Now, think about this. I'm gonna give you an example. Imagine that there is a person who is really engaged in Dawa. Okay. They're always engaged in Dawa. Now, when a person who's engaged in Dawa a lot of times what happens is, they're so engaged in giving Dawa, that they forget about themselves. Okay? We see this happening a lot. This is why my advice to every person who's in this field of Dawa, you have to worry about yourself too. So think

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about this a person who gives Dawa not only does it give Dawa, but he also takes care of your spirituality. Well, I mean, a Solly Han. And then what do you think's gonna happen to that person? Now, if a person is giving Dawa, he's going he's being called around different places, he's always engaged in teaching others and in his own life, there is Amina Salia, he is so he is connected to Allah subhanho wa taala. Usually in those kinds of cases, Sheikh lon can come to a person and say, See, there's no one better than you, you are the best, you are better than that person, you are better than that person. You are better than so many people. That's why this IRS says what who is

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better than not just that person who calls people to Allah, and who does righteous deeds, but he is so humble, despite calling people to Allah and doing righteous deeds, and he may feel some keeper in his heart. But Allah Subhanallah saying that there is no person better than this person. Because at the end of the day, despite him doing so much or her doing so much, they are still so humble. We'll call it in anaemia mostly mean, I'm just from amongst the believers. I'm just like everyone else. There is no, there's nothing special about me. That is a humble believer Subhanallah and this is why once again I shared this because the leaves of the day palm tree there are tilting downward, a

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believer is always humble. So there are many other examples and many things that we can take from this but I want to keep this video here. I want to finish it here. Angela, I ask Allah subhana wa Tada to give all of his ability to understand these if I ask Allah subhanaw taala that just like Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he talked about that this believer is like this tree. I ask Allah subhana wa Taala that just like the characteristics of the tree do exist. May Allah subhanaw taala bring within us or may Allah subhanaw taala give us those same type of characteristics. I mean, loblolly mean exactly Malachite assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh shareholder

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