Channel: Omar Suleiman
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spun out from the law salatu salam ala Rasulillah while Ernie he will be here woman why Allah, Allah subhanaw taala except our night of worship tonight and every one of these nights I mean lost parents I write down
write down our names amongst those who have observed little clutter and write it down for us fully Allahumma Amin it's good to see you back chef Yusuf mashallah, I just noticed that 100 On May Allah give you full she thought and she thought to all of those that have been ill, Sister Tasneem and all of those that we've mentioned Subhanallah as I was reflecting on this blessing that we have tonight, how many of you saw the images from US or the UK saw tonight?
250,000 people, Allahu Akbar a quarter million people worshipping Allah subhana wa Tada in that occupied land. May Allah subhanaw taala liberated and allow us all to pray there one night Allahumma. I mean, and then you see the images that come out of Mecca. And you see that there's no space in the huddle.
And honestly, if that does not tell you that this OMA is alive and well, then something is wrong with our hearts. That doesn't mean we don't have problems. That doesn't mean we don't have issues. We have plenty of issues. That doesn't mean that we don't need to be deeply introspective and look at how we clean ourselves up collectively and individually to attain the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala but that this only sometimes sleeps but it doesn't die. And at the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala is always present in this ummah. I was reading a quote Subhanallah and it was the first time actually stopped at this for a while. And it's because I was looking into the opinions of the enema
about when they look to the father is and there was a powerful quote that I came across from a scholar by the name of Adnan Upton Rahim Allah Tala Mamnoon. Moroccan is one of the greatest scholars of the chef at school. He's a scholar from Egypt He is the teacher of the Imam had been hijacked Rahim Allah Tada the famous author of Fidel body and one who explained some of the most important works of the Imam and now we know him Allah Tada. So he's a crucial figure in the School of Imam Shafi Rahim Allah Tada and overall in the Islamic tradition when he was discussing the idea of Laila to the Father He said something and I'm going to read the quote, he says edge mera min your
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I was reading that and I thought to myself Subhanallah
first time it stuck with me. He said that one thing is for sure that the scholars have agreed the early scholars and the later scholars of every generation have this consensus that Laila to Qatar will continue to occur every single year until the day of judgment.
And I thought to myself, Subhan Allah,
every generation, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions departs a little bit further from the foundation. And so the prevalence of corruption becomes greater. And the further you get away from his generation and his companions, arnica, salatu salam ala the Allahu anhu, the more that you start to get away from Allah subhanaw taala collectively but there's always hate in the OMA there's always some good, right? There is always some good in it. But the fact that no matter how bad it gets, Allah doesn't take this gift away from us is an actual manifestation of to hipbelt alpha to Hipple alpha. When we say Allah homina, California to him with alpha 510 Allah you are a fool you
are the one who pardons you love to forgive you love to party and so pardon us. This is actually one of those great manifestations. And if you take that statement of the consensus of the scholars that Allah never takes away this gift from us, of Laylatul Qadr until the Day of Judgment, no matter how bad we get as an ummah, and you look at all of the other things that Allah does not take away from us. Allah subhanaw taala will accept our Toba until the sun rises from the other side. Meaning what? That you have a chance collectively to make Toba Allah subhanaw taala accepts the Toba of each and every single person, every individual until they foam at the mouth at the time of death. The door of
Toba is open. And what that shows you is truly when you say that the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala is more expansive than all of the sins put together. This is a manifestation of that no one could impose upon Allah subhanaw taala to keep giving us this gift year in and year out. But then that also puts it back in our court and I wanted to make this very short tonight because obvious
sleepless night of worship and a night where we can choose a time to reflect and read more and make dua.
Let's say at hamdulillah say, Alhamdulillah, Allah insha Allah as he done accom if you are grateful, I will increase. I want you to take a look around for a moment today and when you feel that closeness to Allah subhanaw taala said, Hamdulillah I have this faith and hamdulillah Allah azza wa jal has guided me to this and hamdulillah Allah has put me here, and Hamdulillah I have the Quran that I can recite. Hamdulillah I have this connection of your Hamdulillah I have this great season of mercy to seek out every single year and that Allah subhanaw taala has not taken it away, and do not despair from the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala Do not despair, not for yourself or for this
ummah, truly Subhanallah seeing those images of the Ummah, that's not a sense of, you know, everything's okay now, we don't have to worry anymore. You know, we can now forget about our sins. That is instead a reminder that what is greater than our sins, and our collective departure from the message is the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala that constantly calls us back to that message and opens the door not just for redemption, but for a lifetime of good deeds in one night which shows you the power of transformation and this deen is unlike anything else, some of us come in here. On this night or whatever night Allah has decreed. And I want you to think about it. Some of us come in
here, and our sins equal our good deeds. And our people have it off right there are people on the Day of Judgment whose sins equal their good deeds some of us may Allah protect us our sins are actually greater than our good deeds right now. We have voided any good that we may have done in the past, by our backbiting, by our gossip by our departure, our sins, whatever it may be.
And in one night, you have a chance to walk out later to Patrick Hiram and Alfie Shahar and you just deposit a lifetime of good deeds into your bank account. That's in one night if you do it right. May Allah subhanaw taala accepted from us whether it is tonight or any other night, may Allah forgive us for our shortcomings at all times. May Allah subhanaw taala uplift not just ourselves, but uplift our entire love man. I mean, just that one little final cinematic moments on the couch