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The Faith Revival 16

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Omar Suleiman

Channel: Omar Suleiman

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Two Hungry Wolves

Episode 16: What are the biggest threats to your faith and how can we overcome them?

Ramadan 2017

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So now I want to catch everyone welcome back to the faith revival. So if I was to ask you what is the most dangerous thing to your email? What's the biggest threat? You might think about circumstances, major sins, you might think social media, you might think of bad friends, you'll think about, certainly things that are hot on things that are forbidden and prohibited and some of the things that we've already spoken about right like adultery, you know, fornication, drinking, alcohol, theft, all these things that we said that a man would even depart from a person if they are guilty of these things, but listen to what the prophets lysozyme said, is the greatest threat to a

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person's email. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says in this hadith is narrated in a Timothy he says mother Burnie Gianni oracy laughy economist bf sada, Lucha Van Helsing Maria and analiza Shafi Lydian he, he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that there is nothing more dangerous to a person's faith, like two wolves that are let free amongst the flock of sheep. Imagine what the prophets lysozyme is saying, imagine two wolves that go into a flock of sheep. He sets a lot of money with some of them the two most dangerous things, those two wolves to your faith, your faith being the sheep are the love of wealth, and the love of fame that a person has the love of wealth and the love

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of fame are the two most dangerous threats to your, to your faith. So it's not a major sin. It's not some horribly hot, um, thing. It's wealth and fame, the love for wealth and the love for fame. Now as well, for the bad thing. No, the prophet, slice alum taught us to have the upper hand instead of the lower hand, a lost contact teaches us to say no bene atina for jr has no philosophical, it has enough to give us the best of this world, and the best of the next. But if a person has an uncontrollable desire for this world for materialism, and they constantly pursue more and more and more wealth, then they're going to find themselves in a situation where they will resort to

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unethical things, where they will start to place expectations in that wealth, and that will distance themselves from a loss of Hannah Montana. And sometimes having a lot of money changes a person's personality. Well, you know, wealth can actually change a person's behavior. So they'll start to resort to some of the things that we've spoken about in the past these major sins that we've spoken about in previous episodes, and then the desire for fame. If I want to be famous and it's all about the fame, then a person starts to resort to unethical behavior to get that fame or when a person gets that fame. Once again, they change and they find it very easy to resort to some of the major

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sins that have been described. So what's the solution number one, the uncontrollable desire for wealth the profit slice, um, gave us a few things to deal with with materialism. First, he taught us a lot higher Southern charity, it sounds simple enough, but if you dictate on yourself to give a certain amount of charity every time you earn, then it's going to be routine, and it will be already baked into anything that you're going to receive. Number two, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us not to be extravagant, so the difference between needing something and wanting something to check your extravagance number three, as we learn in the month of Ramadan and fasting,

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the importance of sometimes breaking off from something that is available to you of this dunya as a means of gaining a greater appreciation for it. So all model the Allahu anhu said, if you have a comfortable bed, don't always sleep on it, take a night off and sleep on the floor the next the next day, you're going to appreciate the comfort of that bed. When you fast you appreciate the blessing of that food. So person becomes content with what they have. Number four, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us to constantly be grateful for what is given to us. As for the love for fame, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us that we need to make sure that we never

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pursue something for the sight of the people. And he taught us that the showing off, particularly doing something to be seen by the people is a hidden shift. It's actually a hidden form of polytheism because you turn those people into Gods by acting in accordance with their sites. And essentially what we learn from our scholars of teskey are scars of spirituality. If Iam Rahim Allah says, a person has to make the sight of Allah more beloved to them than the sight of the people. So secret good deeds, essentially try to get famous in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala and with the angels that he boast to, and forget about being famous with the people. So again, the two wolves

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that are left out on sheep that would destroy a person's email or an unchecked love of wealth and fame, a loss of hundreds out to protect us from both And may Allah subhana wa tada grant us the wealth and the fame of the hereafter in the presence of His angels and Our Messengers a lot harder to sell him a llama. I mean, see you all next time in sha Allah and I want to learn about accounts.