Channel: Omar Suleiman
Friends of Faith
Episode 26: A person is not given a gift, after Islam, better than a righteous brother or a righteous sister. Be in the company of those that will remind you why you believe.
2017-06-21 – Ramadan 2017
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Welcome back to the faith revival. All my real hubbub once again who has been in I think probably 20 of our 26 episodes thus far, has a beautiful saying about companionship and the effect on email. He says, well, the Allahu taala and who majority are not already abdun Barden is Nami, Hiram in Arkansas. He said a person is not given a gift after Islam better than a righteous brother or righteous sister. A person is not given a gift better than Islam than a righteous brother or righteous sister. And this is something very powerful having people around you that remind you of a loss of Hannah Montana, and that increase your Iman and you find all
of these different sayings my little the allow on homework either been jumping the great companion, he used to say to some of his companions agilus Bina Mensa, sit with us and Let's believe in Allah for an hour. Let's believe in Allah for an hour on a real Cotabato the Allah Han who used to say to his sons, and he used to say to some of his companions, let's walk together and believe in Allah subhana wa tada for an hour. Let's go for a walk. And let's believe in a lot together. They didn't say let's remember Allah, Let's believe in Allah Subhana Allah to Allah together. So you have this constant idea now of sitting and believing together. And even Abby shaybah. One time he said these
words he said, he said to some of the some of his companions, he said, Let's sit and believe in Allah together. So they said, Are we not believers right now? And he said, No, but when when we sit, and we remember a loss of Hannah Montana, we renew our belief. What did that look like? Let's go for a walk. Let's talk. Let's go on a retreat. Let's sit together and remind one another of a loss of Hannah Montana. Let's have a regular regimen where we sit together and remember Allah subhanaw taala and talk about Allah. So let's believe in a lot together, let's talk about Allah. Let's talk about what affected us from the Quran. Let's have a let's have a group. Let's have a few people that read
the Quran together every day. So for example, this group, each person is going to read his 10 pages or her 10 pages a day. And every week we'll come together and we'll talk about what that look like and what are your reflections Let's walk together and renew our faith. Let's sit together and believe in Allah subhana wa tada together. And if you notice, the prophets lie, Selim told us the heart is very inconsistent. So you need as many stabilizing factors as possible. Since you cannot control the inconsistency of the inside, you need to stabilize the outside as much as possible. So you need to tie that which is in unstable to that which is stable as much as possible. And that's
why the connection to the masjid has to be there has to be there. When the Prophet slicin mentions the seven that are shaded under the throne of a loss of Hannah Montana. He mentions together as the scholar say, a person whose heart is tied to the masjid and then a person who loves someone only for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala because the scholar said, you're likely to find that person in the masjid not outside the masjid. So you need to tie your Eman to a stabilizing place and you need to tie your emaan to stabilizing friends a stabilizing environment and actually turn your relationships into relationships of eemaan where we build that emaan together. Now it's not easy to find people
like that. And the amount of anxiety rahimullah said you only need to find one he actually mentioned this in this chapter that if you can just find one person, one person and you say to that person, let's walk together and and talk about Allah. Let's remember Allah. You don't need to be a scholar to talk about Allah. You don't need to be a scholar to remember Allah Subhana hotel, not let's talk, let's talk about philippin tafsir No, let's just remind each other why we believe. And the very famous incident that more Alia narrates that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came out to us one day, and we were sitting in the masjid, and of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And we
were thinking, a loss of habitat for the blessing of Islam upon us, we were remembering our days of ignorance, and we were just talking about the blessing of Islam upon us. And the Prophet slicin came out to us and said, What are you all talking about? And he said, you know, so love Allah, he were just remembering Allah and thanking Allah for the blessing of Islam, you know, and the prophets lysozyme saw that they were stressed out because it was as if he was interrogating them. And he said, I'm not, I'm not questioning you. He said, it's just that gibreel alayhis salam just came to me. And he told me that Allah is boasting about you to the angels right now. A lot is boasting about
you to the angels right now. So Pamela, so find that friend that it's not awkward to say if you notice some of our relationships, it's awkward to talk about Allah. Find a friend, find a brother. Find a sister.
That you could see, let's talk about a loss of Hannah Montana together. Let's believe in Allah for an hour. Let's take some time out and let's just talk about a loss of time believe in Allah. Together. May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow us to be reminded of Allah. And think about this the prophets lie Selim said that shavon attacks the lone sheep, that the wolf goes after the stray sheep. So Pamela when we are together, shape on cannot attack us the way he can attack us when we are in our isolation. May Allah bring us out of that may Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst those who remember him with people and with ourselves and May Allah subhana wa tada allow belief to be
consistent in our individual lives and in our public lives. allama Ameen. Xochimilco. hydron See you all next time in sha Allah said I want to live it accounts