Allah Will Honor You
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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We begin by bearing witness that there's only one God worthy of worship and unconditional obedience in that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is his final messenger. We ask Allah to send his peace and blessings upon him the prophets and messengers that came before him, his family and companions that served alongside him and those that follow in his blessing path until the Day of Judgment. Allahumma I mean, the brothers and sisters last week we spoke about the insecurities that Shavon is able to exploit and turn into full sins or lifestyle type sins. As Pamela I wanted to focus on one particular element of the tricks of shaitan, which is deeply profound when you look at the way that
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tied these things together. First and foremost, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes it very clear throughout the Quran, that at every moment of your life, when you have a decision to make, you are listening to two promises in hola Hawa Conrad and Huck, while we're at to comfort love to come, you have the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala. And you have the promise of ShaVonne. As an acclaimed Rahim, Allah says literally every decision you make, you're going to have the Promise of Allah and His reward and the promise of Shavonne and his consequence, and you have to hear those two voices at the same time. And actively get used to making your
enough's listen to the Promise of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And that applies to the big and the small to the public and the private to the major and the minor. Every single decision that you make, that involves righteousness and wickedness is not neutral. Allah is making you a promise of a reward and a rank and shape on is making a promise of a consequence and a humiliation. Now, there's something very important to point out here as I'm gonna claim Rahim Allah says, there's the promise of edges. And there's the promise of MACOM the promise of a reward and the promise of a rink. When it comes to shape on there's a promise of a consequence and a promise of humiliation. It refers to
something that is inside of us, that when we are called to do something for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah, it's not always a numbers game. Sometimes it plays into how we actually view ourselves. And so I'll talk about this from the perspective that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did, and there is a genius, nothing short of a genius to how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam diagnosed spiritual ills and talked about the way to spiritual elevation. The messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made a tie between a connection between the fear that we have of poverty and the fear that we have of humiliation, that those two things are deeply interconnected,
the way we fear poverty, and the way that we fear humiliation. In fact, in many ways, we fear poverty because we fear the humiliation that might come with it, in the same ways that many people desire wealth because of the prestige that comes with it. But in almost every single Hadith where the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions one of these things he mentions the other. In fact, even in our dear when we say Allah, many Ludovica Meenal Jugni will buckle, Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from cowardice and stinginess, that a person that holds back with their reputation likely holds back with their spending for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala as well,
because they try to guard those two things with the wrong means. And they have a lonely self image and so they pursue wealth uncontrollably. They pursue reputation uncontrollably, Abuja, whatever jasa woman, you find that every book of Tuskegee that the love of prestige and prosperity go hand in hand, the fear of poverty and humiliation go hand in hand. Now, why is this important? And subhanAllah you'll find that there's a saying that's attributed to be thought about all the Allahu Tada and hope that he mentioned that to not have anything is less humiliating than having to ask someone for something to be poor is less humiliating than to beg someone for something else,
understanding the way that we are
because the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke to the intensity by which the shaytaan tries to get you to hold back spending for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala.
And it's very interesting here. Because when the shaytaan pulls you back from giving sadaqa from giving charity, it's very one tract. What do I mean by that? It's very clear that if you spend for the sake of Allah, you're going to miss out on something else. spend too much money, you're not going to have much enough money to spend for this. spend on this. You won't have money for your saving. What if this happens, and you need to have this as protection and security. So it's a very one track message.
No one is going to come to you except for maybe a spouse or a family member and say you're giving too much for the sake of Allah, no one's gonna say Calm down, or it's going to sully your reputation in any way or that it's going to look bad on you. It's a very straightforward message. You spend too much on Allah, you won't have enough for yourself. Once a thon ties a knot on top of your head when you're sleeping at night, and he says, I Lika Leyland, taweelah should go to sleep. Don't wake up and pray.
It's very one tract, you're tired. You have a sleep deficits. And if you wake up and pray, then you're going to lose out on the hours that you have for sleep. It is one track very few people in your life if anyone and they're probably not very good people will tell you don't get up and pray at night. That's a very weird and strange message. But when it comes to our sense of honor, there are many different ways in which the Shavon can penetrate. Now I want you to think about this Hadith from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. There's a Hadith from Buddha or the Allahu Taala and who we spoke about a few weeks ago, a man who embraced Islam on the way when the prophets like
someone was making the hijra, a simple Bedouin chief, and who went on to become a student of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he narrates an authentic hadith that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, ma johani Dorado and che and Mina sadaqa had Taya food ganha, the yeas of Aina che planner,
a man is not able to give sadaqa until he has to pull it out of the jaws of 70,000 shayateen. Think about the image here. You're about to give sadaqa you're thinking about it, the profit slice, and I'm saying imagine 70,000 Shayateen, biting on it, and you have to pull it and yank it out of their mouth. That's that hesitation that you feel. And then you start maybe reducing the number of it, you rarely will say, charity, or no charity, you'll say You know what, maybe I'll just knock this number down a little bit more.
So bringing the L shape 170 1000 sale theme that promise you poverty. And imagine if you could visualize that every single time someone calls you to give for the sake of Allah and no, there is no fundraiser today. But imagine, you have to pull it out from 70,000 mouths to be able to give it for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, that's the pool. That's the hesitation.
Now when it comes to your sense of honor,
when it comes to you, doing something for the sake of Allah that you feel like detracts from your reputation that you feel like detracts from your sense of ERISA. From your sense of rank. Imagine how many more mounds of saline open, in fact, think about all the people around you who might not be Shayateen, in their essence, but che LTL ins are people that play the part of shape on at least in a moment, when they say are you really going to forgive? Are you really going to make up with that person? You're really going to text that person? Are you really going to call that person? Are you really going to let this go? If you let this go? What do you think people are going to say, if you
let this go, what does that say about our family, if you let this go, this is going to happen. And this is going to happen. And this is going to happen hold on to that grudge. Be petty because of this and this and this and that. Think about how many Devil's mouths open when you think to humble yourself for the sake of Allah, because you fear of loss of MACOM a loss of rank. See when it comes to spending your money, pretty straightforward loss of budget do I believe that I'm depositing and loaning for the sake of Allah and the hereafter? When it comes to what I feel like as a loan of my reputation alone of my honor, alone of my person, then it gets a little bit more complicated.
Because I will hear in my head so many times that I should fight and I should argue and I should be petty and I should brawl and I should grudge and I should do this and this and this and that. And that is the way that I puff my chest out. And I walk on this earth with a sense of dignity and honor.
And in truth, you're being a fool. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says and a Hadith from Abu Huraira or the Allahu Taala and look how he brings it all back together and he has salatu salam. He says sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam man knock Assad sada cotton min man. I swear by Allah wealth is not decreased by spending and charity. And in the same Hadith Juan de la who I've done behalf when in Larissa, Allah will not increase a servant of his and the ability to forgive except that he'll increase him and honor. That person that forgives frequently allow for is to particularly be forgiving and to overlook people's faults to be able to let things go to be able to resolve your
grudges quickly. Be quick to forgive, be quick to overlook. Allah will increase that person and as even if 70,000 shapeless shale clean from the jinn and 10,000 human beings tell them otherwise Allah promises you that he will increase you and honor and the prophets lie Selim says in the most general way
one hour Taiwan law I had only Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. No one ever humbles himself for the sake of Allah except that ALLAH elevates him.
Except that Allah puts you up.
And Subhan Allah, that fear of being less, that fear of what people will say, that fear of what that other person will think if I forgive that fear of what that person is going to say, if I don't jump in on this and this and that, all of that goes away. When you connect yourself to wanting that rank with Allah, let them call you a coward. Let Allah crown you on the Day of Judgment. Who cares? I have something better how many times that people point and laugh at the prophets lie some how many times that people think that the Prophet slice Allah was diminishing himself out of his salatu salam by not responding in kind to the types of things that were happening around him? How many times and
Allah azza wa jal through every single one of those things, what a foreigner like a dick Croc, we have elevated your mentioned O Messenger of Allah.
Because you never Humble yourself for Allah except that ALLAH honors you. Even if 70,000 shayateen. Sometimes when you got to write that text message or make that call or let something go, it's more than Imagine having to pull your phone out of 70,000 sale things mounds. That's what it feels like, at times, it feels heavy, the burden of reconciliation, the burden of missing the love, assuming well of what people say, the burden of letting a sly remark go. The burden of being the person to bring feed people together, bring your family together to end something silly online or something silly on our WhatsApp group, all of that burden. People will say things about you. But what do you
want Allah to say about you?
Because she plans making you a promise, Allah is making you another promise. And you wonder why the Prophet sites and I'm always was so composed. And he had such control of his temper, to even when he released the valve, it has salatu salam and showed anger, he did it for the benefit of those people too, because it would wake them up. And he did it for something greater than ego. And he his Salatu was Salam to wake them up when he released that valve and his Salatu was Salam. But you know why the prophets lie, some maintain that composure, because he knew where praise and rank comes from. It's from Allah who sent him. It's from Allah, that a person is honored and dignified.
And so I want you to think about how you shut the shale things mounts. The next time someone pokes at you, the next time, something happens within your family, your community, whatever it may be, and shut all 70,000 mounts and a few human mounts as well without physically shutting them
so that you could pursue that Rankin honor with Allah. And that was what he meant. Ahmed Rahim Allah mentioned, when he said, I forgave everybody in my life, even the people that tortured me, I forgave them.
And you know, by the way, I'm gonna say this, in this day and age that we live in the age of anger and rage, forgiveness and grace are not popular concepts anymore. They're really not. They're looked down upon. They're looked at as weak. And that means that the reward with them is greater when he said, Because I remember from Imam has an embassy Rahim Allah, that on the day of judgment. He said, commenting on the IFM, and alpha will also have an editor who Allah Allah, that people who are forgiving, and people that reconcile and people that squash these things quickly, their reward is with Allah, that on the Day of Judgment, when everyone's on their knees, Allah is going to say,
where are those people who used to forgive and overlook for the sake of Allah, and they will stand when no one else tents, they want that rank. They want that rank. They want that reward. I say this dear brothers and sisters, because Shavon can make you poor in the soul, and he can make you petty with your ego as well.
And I want you to actually start to visualize shutting him up. When you do your to shut it is heavy on him.
When you give your sadaqa it's heavy on him.
When you overlook, it's heavy on him. When you get up to pray, it's heavy on him, because you have to reduce his impact on you by showing that you're pursuing something from Allah subhanaw taala and it can be done because we see the examples of the people that came before us and what they overcame for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala May Allah azza wa jal make us those people upon whom the shape on has little entrance and may Allah subhanaw taala allow us to overcome all of his Medaka and all of his ways to our soul. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us amongst those that pursue his reward and his rank at all times. And may Allah subhanaw taala not link us amongst those who fall for the
tricks of shaitan May Allah azza wa jal grant us the promise for the dose the promised higher love highest level of paradise. Should we aspire to that high reward alumna? I mean, I could have probably heard that was stuff like you recommend a certain mystery festival normal for him.
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