Ramadaan 2019 Allah Loves – Episode 07 – Tears and Traces

Omar Suleiman

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Santa Monica, welcome back to Allah loves. So we've really tried to juxtapose good deeds and bad deeds and then how that falls into our pursuit of Allah with when we fall short of that pursuit of Allah subhanaw taala and how we use our weaknesses to propel us towards having a stronger relationship with Allah, and being more worthy of the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we talked about this idea of calling out to Allah, not just despite our brokenness, but with our brokenness, of channeling our broken deeds towards Allah and hoping that they would be made whole into good deeds that actually make us more beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And there's this particular

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Hadith that I want to come to now, which talks about something that's beloved to Allah that actually shows its physical effects on us, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said, that there are no two drops more beloved to Allah, than a tear that is shed in the hashish of Allah in all of Allah, and a drop of blood that is shed in a noble struggle for Allah, then he sets a light on them, and there are no two traces that are more beloved to Allah, than the trace that is left on a person in the cause of Allah subhana wa Tada. And in that noble struggle of Allah subhanaw taala. And in the course of carrying out one of the obligations for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. So in the course of

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actually carrying out an act of worship, Now, obviously, first you have to frame this in the context of the companions of the Prophet peace be upon them, if you lived with the Prophet slice of them, then you have been through battle after battle after battle. So if you weren't killed and bedded or heard or 100, or one of those battles, then you probably had a wound, you probably had a limp, you probably had some sort of effect that was left on you as a result of those battles. And so the companions would see someone with a limp and the Prophet slicin I mentioned that, you know, this person would not have this limp in paradise anymore. And so this is comforting to people that

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physically were wounded for being Muslims and suffering and the cause of a loss. But for us, how do we take this and understand this in our own capacity, the prophet peace be upon him said that when a person is asked on the Day of Judgment, they would be asked and just meeting FEMA oblah, they'd be asked about their bodies and what their bodies were consumed. And so the tears are obvious, the tears are really meant to engage you in a more spiritual and deeper form of connection with a lot in your supplication in your worship in your repentance. And what specifically mentioned here is in the capacity of repentance, and then the capacity of acknowledging the awesomeness of Allah subhana wa

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tada as you're remembering him, and the Prophet peace be upon him mentioned that an eye that sheds tears for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada would not be touched by the fire, it would not face any type of punishment from Allah subhanaw taala by virtue of that I setting a tear. The other part of that is when that brokenness actually has effects on your body. If any one of you have ever been to Hajj me Allah allow all of us to have a sincere and accepted Hajj, that opportunity if you're an alpha, and you see the people in their head armed guards in their garbage having not slept for days. And you know, having dust on their faces at times those bags under their eyes because of that sleep

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deprivation. Just the way that everyone looks so exhausted and tired. No one looks their best and Adda and the Prophet peace be upon him mentioning that Allah loves to boast to His angels on the day of auto fences. Look at all of the servants of mine, that have come to me from all over the world, their hair on count their faces covered with dust, they're sleep deprived, and all they're asking for is my mercy and my favor. Allah sees that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and his companions, they went through that right they went through those nights in those days of struggling for a lot. The struggle for service, the profit slice that I mentioned, a person whose hair becomes great in

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the state of Islam, a person who incurs some sort of a, you know, an injury and the cause of Allah subhanaw taala all of these things are significant. We look at the great grandson of the Prophet peace be upon him who when he passed away, Zayn and Aberdeen, he had marks on his back from the bags of charity that he used to carry, when a lot of talks about athleta sujood, the mark of prostration, which obviously is beyond a physical market, it's something that enlightens the faces of a lost servants. But you see some people that literally have a mark of sujood on their foreheads, a marker prostration on their foreheads from all of the years that they've spent prostrating to Allah

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subhanaw taala all of these things are portrayals of brokenness. We're not taught to hurt ourselves. I'm not telling anyone to go shed some blood from yourself and say that this is for the sake of Allah, or to you know, mess your head up a little bit and say this is for the sake of Allah, but

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Think about all of the times that Allah saw you struggling to pray, you know, or you know, maybe you had an injury, and you weren't hurting yourself, but it's just becoming harder. Those elderly people that still struggle to do what they have to do for the sake of Allah, the I shed tears of brokenness and vulnerability, the body shows signs of wear and tear. And if it's for something that's good, all of that is looked at by Allah subhanaw taala. And the law sees that and knows that you did that for him. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to allow us to cry sincerely for his sake, not in a way that makes us feel hopeless, but in a way that makes us feel hopeful that the one who sees our tears

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will not let them drop in vain. May Allah subhanaw taala heal our brokenness, may Allah see us and our weakness and make it a reason for strength and May Allah subhanho wa Taala bound us closer to him through those moments when we feel distant from Him. May Allah subhana wa tada allow us to be used and consumed in ways that are good in ways that are pleasing to Him. allama I mean, does that mean lol heighten See you all next time in sha Allah or Santa Monica?