Channel: Omar Suleiman
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Santa Monica Welcome to Allah loves the most praiseworthy station in the sight of Allah. The highest quality mentioned that was most manifested in the way that the Prophet peace be upon him carried himself is the quality of Exxon. It's the quality of excellence. We started off the series by talking about taqwa because taqwa is the stepping stool to axon. God consciousness is the stepping stool to this sense of excellence, the prophet peace be upon him describe a son as worshiping Allah as if you can see him. And if you can't see him, then you know that he sees you. If you remember the statement that we mentioned the vomit of disease. In the first episode, he said that taqwa is that a
person abandoned sins, and he said, Everything beyond that, which is fasting long into the day, praying long into the night, those are forms of excellence, those are forms of axon. To understand how these two qualities go together, tuck what is observing the sight of Allah upon you in a way that would deter you from doing anything that could compromise that love. A son is honoring the sight of Allah upon you in a way that would encourage you to do extra good deeds to earn that love at a greater degree to even go further in earning that love of Allah subhana wa Tada. So it beautifies your obligatory deeds, and then it leads you to do deeds that aren't even expected of you
to hold yourself to higher standards. Because you don't want to just be another average person. You don't want to just love a law, you want to be in love with a law, you don't want to just get by with your obligatory good deeds. You want to do more and more and more to distinguish yourself and becoming one of those who are especially loved by Allah. So Allah mentions throughout the Quran, Allah who have been Mycenae almost an exact proportion in fact, to the mentions of Allah's love to taqwa or allows love to axon, allows love to excellence. A son is described in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet peace be upon them both and how we interact with Allah, and how we interact
with people. In regards to how we interact with Allah, we go beyond the obligatory and we do that which is voluntary. We don't look at the people around us or whether other people are looking at us or not, we are always focused on only the sight of Allah subhanaw taala upon us, and that shows itself and demonstrates itself in the way that we rise above and the way that we tried to beautify our deeds, the way that it manifests itself in our relationship with people. The first way that Allah actually breaks down your son, as he talks about these different situations that you'll actually find yourself in in life, a levina unicorn fslr eva Bala, those who spend both in times of
ease and in times of hardship. Now spending in times of ease, you have a required amount that you're supposed to give in charity, and you have that which you're encouraged to give. So one, that person is an ease, they give beyond there's a car they give beyond that which is obligatory, they open their hands in their hearts and silica and charity, and they give and they give and give. And when they're in hardship, just like they don't want a lot to stop providing for them and giving to them even when they are distant or when they're doing things that should disqualify them from that sustenance, they to continue to give even when no one expects it of them, even when they're in
hardship because they understand that Allah is the provider. And Allah is the one word spending for and no person goes into poverty forgiving for a loss of habitat. So they move themselves to a different standard they spend in ease and they spend in hardship, well cowardly mean alight, and they swallow their anger even when their anger is justified. They don't just avoid doing the things that are hot on anger. They also make sure that they swallow their anger in a way that they use their anger only for that which is good. They don't use their anger for things that are petty, they don't use their anger in ways that are displeasing to Allah subhanaw taala they withhold their anger
even when it may be justified, because they want a lot to withhold his anger from them when I feed on us, and they pardon people even when they have the right and Islam establishes the right of a person to have what's been taken from them given back to them to have their sense of justice justice as the societal standard. But when it comes to the personal level, when a person is placed in a position where they have the ability to forgive and to show mercy and to pardon, once that's once justice has been afforded to them, they opt for a state of mercy they opt for showing a greater degree of pardon and forgiveness because that's what they seek from Allah, Allah to have been a
federal law like them, don't you want a lot to pardon you and to forgive you even when you find yourself not deserving. So the way to describe a son is that you see the love of Allah through all of your interactions.
And you aim for a higher degree of the love of Allah through all of your interactions. And because of that, you hold yourself to a higher standard in all of your interactions, whether it's in your worship, or it's in your relationships, or it's in your work ethic, you're always holding yourself to a higher standard, because the degree of love that you seek from Allah is that much higher. The best way to describe this to all of you is that Allah describes three types of people, or three types of cells in the Quran, Allah describes enough set a model to suit the soul that commands itself with evil that indulges in evil. Then Allah describes a soul that is accountable enough solo
one. That's the self of taqwa that you're holding yourself accountable, not doing anything to disqualify yourself from the love of Allah. But the third one is enough said multiple in the soul that is at peace with Allah, that is the self of Exxon, that's the person of excellence because they are at peace with the favor of their Lord. And they always see that pursuit of the favor of their Lord, even in the most unfavorable situations in life. We asked a lot to make us from the Marsa Nene, and to allow us to have the degree of the moxa Nene and to be loved and to only find his excellent favor on the Day of Judgment, and to only be amongst those who are motivated by his love
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