The Faith Revival 20

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Omar Suleiman

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Sweetness of Faith..

Episode 20: Once you’ve tasted the sweetness of faith in your heart, you will do anything to protect it.

2017-06-15 – Ramadan 2017

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So now I want to live with a cat. So everyone welcome back to the faith revival. So last time we talked about the reality of eemaan. And if you notice about that, as he's speaking to his son, he's saying that your faith, you will not be able to even begin to embark on the reality of faith until you understand that which has come to you was not meant to have missed you. And that which misty was not meant to have come to you. Those are things that are completely out of your control, though, right? So how do we move on from beginning to taste the reality of faith to actually tasting the sweetness of faith? So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. He said that there are three characteristics

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that if a person has, then he has tasted Halawa to lean on the sweetness of faith, so he's moved beyond simply how to respond properly to circumstances that are out of his control, to actually using eemaan to drive him in a certain way and he arrives at the following three outcomes. Number one, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, He loves someone and he loves someone purely for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning there is no other reason why you love this person except for the sake of Allah. So your relationships are defined by your email now Okay, so you love you love someone only because of their love of Allah or because they bring you closer to Allah subhana

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wa Tada. Number two, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are more beloved to him than anything else. So that covers all of your material possessions that covers not just people in relationships, but all your material possessions. So the love of wealth is subdued. The love of fame is subdued. The love of Allah and His messenger comes above all of that, relationships, possessions, but what's the most important thing to that person? Is this person bitter, resentful. Do they miss that wealth? Do they miss that fame? Do they miss you know, relationships that are not defined by Allah subhana wa Tada, no, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam said that they would hate to return to disbelief moreso than being thrown into a fire, they would hate to return to disbelief more so than they would hate to be thrown into a fire. Meeting eemaan is more precious to them than even their physical selves, they would rather suffer physically than have to return back to ignorance and disbelief. There is so much from this heavy so it defines your relationships, it defines your things, a man starts to define everything in your life and you start to taste the sweetness of a man and the scars of the Arabic language. They mentioned that though tasting in the Arabic language goes beyond just tasting, you know, in the sense of eating and

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drinking. But for example, they would say you would leave that you taste perfume. That doesn't mean you actually drink from a bottle of perfume or a bottle of Cologne. But you taste the sweetness of it, meaning you smell it, okay, so you smell the goodness of it and the sweetness of it. So this though this tasting is far beyond simply eating and drinking, it is the milk of the heart, the sweetness of a man in the heart. The profit slice on is comparing the outcome of the striving of the believer for belief to a person now that's tasting honey that's tasting the sweetness of a man and one that he man settles in the heart and you start to actually taste the sweetness of it. You would

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not want to go back on that face no matter what you love the restrictions. You love putting a lot in his messenger before everything else. It defines you as a person. And you're okay with that and you're pleased with that. And there's a beautiful saying from Abu hanifa Rahim Allah to Allah. He says in the Nafisa walhalla. We are living in happiness and sweetness meaning its happiness and the sweetness of a man. He said lo Anima be hell malu calendula Dona La Habra soup. He said that if the Kings knew the sweetness that we derived from our faith, they would come after us with armies to try to take it away from our hearts, the treasure of tasting the sweetness of faith. This puts you

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beyond the circumstances mentioned in the previous heavy. This is when you are actively engaging your email with your relationships and with your possessions. And your email is more precious to you than anything to the point that you would rather be thrown into a fire than to return back on that email. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to taste the sweetness of that faith. May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow the love of him to define what we love and who we love as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow us to remain on belief until death comes to us and not to return to a place of ignorance Allah Ameen See you all next time inshallah. So I don't want to limit accounts.