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Episode 1 – Guide Us to the Straight Path – Conversing with God

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Omar Suleiman

Channel: Omar Suleiman

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What we never want to do is get so good at something in our worship, that it almost becomes just like we're a machine just going through the motions. And for that reason, we decided to start with this guy that we make every single day multiple times a day at the end of Surah Fatiha. inositol call Mr. T. O Allah Guide us to the straight path. But why are we asking Allah subhana wa Taala to guide us to the straight path? And what does it mean?

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Well, first of all, we're asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to guide us to the straight path, because we want to know what is the truth? And not only do we want to know what the truth is, we want to understand the importance of the truth because there are people that know the truth, but they don't see the value of it. So what good is knowing the truth if we don't see the value of it? So we're asking lots of panel data, show us the truth, and let us see the value of it. Not only that, but remove the barriers or the obstacles to seeing that truth. Aloma additonal have to happen. What is open at the bar? What additional battle about Dylan? What is open, he never, Oh Allah show us the

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truth, as it is manifest and allow us to follow it, and show us falsehood clearly, as it is manifest, and allow us to refrain from it. Because the truth is powerful. It's so powerful, that many times it will be surrounded by lies by those who have something to lose, maybe its power, maybe its prestige, but the truth can be covered. So we're asking Allah subhanho wa Taala remove these boundaries and obstacles so that we can see the truth. We're also asking Allah subhana wa tada to allow us to act upon the truth, which is really the ultimate thing that we can do. And not just act in any haphazard way but act according to the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi

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wasallam. Because there are rules, there is a framework and how we're supposed to act when we want to partake in an action in Islam. And then we're asking Allah subhana wa tada to keep us firm, and steadfast in this action, not just do it once or twice, but allow us to stay firm, you know, the, all of the prophets, may Allah Subhana Allah, Allah be pleased with them all. All of the prophets had difficulties in their lives. And the way they handled those difficulties was by sit staying on this straight path. It is a path which does not have extremes in either direction. It is not a crooked path, but it is the best way to live our life. Allah subhanho wa Taala said describing the

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Prophet sallallahu sallam, we're in Nicoletta de la serata. Mr. Clean, verily you guide to the straight path. This is the same path that we're asking Allah to guide us towards. And the prophets stayed on that middle path that middle ground. So we're asking Allah subhana wa Donna to allow us to stay on that path and accept that path with our minds and our hearts, because there are people nowadays with brilliant minds, but their hearts don't accept Islam. Similarly, there are people whose hearts accept Islam, but they don't use their mind. And the beauty of Islam is we need to have a balance. And we use both the heart and the intellect. In my claim. He used to say that there is no

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path to happiness, except through being steadfast. And there's no path to being steadfast except through the guidance of Allah subhana wa Taala. So does it not make perfect sense that we're asking Allah Subhana Allah for this guidance to the straight path to know the truth multiple times a day when we are praying? Also, in our information age, we are just overloaded with information. There's information everywhere, you don't know what is true, what isn't true. And so becomes even more important that we ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep us on the straight path to keep us from being deviated to something which may not be true. And we can make this dry not only in our prayer, but

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also outside of the prayer, you know, set off on the stuffing, Oh Allah Guide us to the straight path.