Lost Without Allah

Omar Suleiman

Date:

Channel: Omar Suleiman

File Size: 19.61MB

Episode Notes

Share Page

Transcript ©

AI generated text may display inaccurate or offensive information that doesn’t represent Muslim Central's views. Thus,no part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever.

00:00:00--> 00:00:38

What's add on bearing witness that nun has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him. And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is his final messenger. We ask Allah subhanaw taala 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 their blessings path until the day of judgment, and we ask Allah to make us amongst them Allah. I mean, my dear brothers and sisters, there's something that comes up often when people talk about looking for he died. And Allah Subhana Allah to add on, he talks about people looking for guidance.

00:00:39--> 00:01:21

It's made very, very clear throughout the Quran, that you have to take the initiative to look for guidance. And that guidance will not come to you, if you are unwilling and undeserving. And that's why we have follow up in hidayah. We have the request for guidance constantly in our prayers every single time we read certain Fatiha Denilson autonomous docking, asking Allah subhanaw taala to guide us to the straight path and in the process of guiding us to it, make it more identifiable to us and then allow us to be upon it and then allow us to be firm upon it and then allow us to follow suit alternatively an untidy him The path of those who have earned Allah subhanaw taala his favorite who

00:01:21--> 00:01:54

are those people, they are the prophets, the righteous ones, the Companions so oh Allah allow us to follow in their footsteps, and to grant a sincerity on that path and to not let us deviate from that path. And so, this seeking of guidance, is a noble pursuit that requires a certain type of willingness and dedication on our part. And subhanAllah you often find that when people say they are lost, and lost, I don't know how to find myself.

00:01:56--> 00:02:34

They're often not willing to put the striving in order to achieve that guidance. And I want to begin this actually with a paraphrase story. It's actually a famous story that I don't have time to go into detail with, but it's the story of Abdullah who surrounded the Allahu Taala animal who is the Chief Rabbi of an Medina before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to Medina and who embraced Islam instantly upon seeing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the sincerity of his heart, led to the sincerity of his intellectual pursuits led to the sincerity of the longing of the heart for the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and so he had no objections. When the Prophet

00:02:34--> 00:03:20

SAW Allah or Islam arrived in Medina, and immediately dedicated himself to it. I'm loving this phenomenal the Allah and who had this dream about himself, where, in short, he found himself in a garden. And in that garden, there was a pole. And at the top of the pole, there was this handhold. And he was told to ascend and to grab on to that handhold and he wasn't able to. And so when he asked the angel, about his inability to reach it, the angel helped him to ascend, and essentially took him up to that handhold where he grabbed onto it, and he does not let go, he wakes up while holding on to this handhold all the way at the top.

00:03:21--> 00:04:04

And the prophets of Allah horniness Allah mentioned to him that, as for this garden, that is the garden of Islam and the garden of Allah Jana, and this handhold is a little virtual Wiscon that Allah subhanaw taala talks about the study hands hold that grip that you have, that does not break And subhanAllah it's very telling that it's all the way at the top. Now I want you to stay with me for a bit, inshallah to Allah, there is a little bit too loose by the imagery of a man that is, you know, holding on to the top, all the way at the top of the Guardian holding on to something that is otherwise inaccessible. So that's one image I want in your head. The other image is a very deep

00:04:04--> 00:04:08

internal image, LRB Vickery law, he thought, my inner loop

00:04:09--> 00:04:19

is it not in the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala that hearts find satisfaction, tranquility, stillness, yes, when it is peaceful,

00:04:21--> 00:04:59

and Subhanallah that is, you know, a spiritual image that Allah subhanaw taala gives us of something very deep and internal that only he can truly see Alka lube the heart. And then you have a very vivid image of an external of a person holding on to a grip a handhold that is all the way at the top of a garden, otherwise inaccessible. Now if you look at the opposite of that, you find the descriptions of a heart that is distracted, a heart that is in turmoil, a heart that never finds peace within and never settles upon anything and is all

00:05:00--> 00:05:44

over the place, and you also find another image that Allah subhanaw taala gives us in certain hedge Hironaka Adela Reina Masha Kenobi Allah azza wa jal mentions people that are monotheists and they don't associate partners with Allah subhanaw taala when they use Rick Kabila if I can anima Harlow, Amina Sana and the one who associates partners with Allah subhanho wa taala, who tries to find something else to anchor themselves in for Cana Maha Ramana. Sana I want you to imagine a person falling from the sky, the opposite of Abdullah Salam or the Allah and holding on to that handhold all the way up there a place that's otherwise inaccessible with a firm grip until he meets ALLAH

00:05:44--> 00:05:53

SubhanA wits and he's one of those who's guaranteed paradise May Allah azza wa jal make us like that Allah him I mean, a man who's up there and whose heart is settled.

00:05:54--> 00:06:26

And now you have a man who Allah's pants are saying, imagine a person dropped from the skies. And on top of that Fatah football player, Oh, totally be re V McCann, and so here and then the birds come and they pick them up. Let's Pamela some of their element. They said that the birds shred him. So he ends up in the bellies of multiple birds. And then he is scattered in different places, FEMA cannon Sahib in a place that is remote lost.

00:06:28--> 00:07:11

And even the person himself has no idea how he landed in this place. How did I get here SubhanAllah. There's so many reflections upon this idea. But I want you to contrast here, a person whose heart is all over the place, and is an absolute turmoil anchored in nothing. And the external is a person falling from the sky and getting picked up from bird to bird to bird to bird drug to drug pursuit to pursuit dunya to dunya, worldly materialistic things that he thinks is going to take him to a place that he needs to go until he eventually crashes. And he doesn't even know where he landed. That is the description of many people that are lost. How did I get here?

00:07:12--> 00:07:25

You know, you often don't consider your highest potential until you hit your lowest low. That's the beauty of many of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or Omar Radi Allahu taala. And who is never shamed for the place that he was in before. He's extolled.

00:07:26--> 00:07:52

Because sometimes you have to hit that rock bottom and be that last, in order to recognize that you need to get to a better place that higher potential and our own little the Allahu Taala and who represents the top of the top right, the cream of the crop in that regard. But many people hit this rock bottom and hit this low, where they have no peace on the inside, nor is the outside

00:07:53--> 00:08:38

any less turbulent. The inside is turbulence. The outside is turbulent. So you have one person LRB Vickery law, he thought my inner group, those who believe, and their hearts are settled, basically law with the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala their hearts are settled, and they're at peace, and they're holding on to a lot of water with God, they're holding on to the steady hands hold and you have the other person falling from the sky. Heart is distracted, and lands in a completely remote place and has no idea where they are. There's something very profound about these images and these parables that Allah and His Messenger SallAllahu wasallam give to us. Because essentially, when a

00:08:38--> 00:08:54

person is looking for stability and guidance when a clock mill in Santa Fe covered and we are created in toil most people are just going to toil in the hamster wheel until they meet their ends. But when you're looking for something stable, and serene,

00:08:55--> 00:08:59

you need two proper ingredients. Number one,

00:09:00--> 00:09:11

anchoring the heart in something that is real and something that is meaningful and something that is consistent and something that is fulfilling and something that does not change.

00:09:12--> 00:09:15

And that can withstand any storm.

00:09:16--> 00:09:25

You know, if you're in a in a storm, but you have a stronger center of gravity, you will still feel the rain but it won't take you and sweep you away.

00:09:27--> 00:09:42

So it can withstand any storm because it's anchored in something so real, so consistent and practiced with dickish practice with the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala. To put it at ease that is it's constant anchoring on a daily basis.

00:09:43--> 00:09:51

If you have that, and then you create the right environment around yourself

00:09:52--> 00:09:55

to stabilize and to maintain stability.

00:09:56--> 00:10:00

Then you have that peace that people are looking for

00:10:00--> 00:10:39

Where, and this is true Subhanallah on an individual level on a family level on a community level, let's break it down a bit. The prophets Allah, Allah or your Salam said about the hearts, that the heart is can Leisha it's like a feather. You can live with Hurriya, the winds blow it around from place to place. And so you don't want to put even a heart that is at peace and a heart that is tranquil. In a desert with strong wind, you don't want to put wind around you turbulence around you, on purpose, create that turbulence because eventually if the turbulence gets too strong, it's going to make the heart shift. Because that's the nature of the heart, you can leave with Aria, it gets

00:10:39--> 00:11:02

turned over by the wind. So you ask yourself, What am I anchoring my heart in? And then what am I exposing it to? What am I anchoring myself in? And what type of environment Am I putting myself in? If I have my heart anchored in something meaningful, and I have my hand grabbing on to something consistent and trustworthy, or what's good with God,

00:11:03--> 00:11:04

then I'll never be lost.

00:11:06--> 00:11:12

You can literally cast this image across every single layer of self and society.

00:11:13--> 00:11:36

We see what a turbulent society looks like that has no consistent sense of value that has no consistent morality that prides itself on fluidity and seeks happiness through different material things and changing trends on a regular basis, and then sells you the next thing to fulfill you when you've been unfulfilled by that trends.

00:11:37--> 00:11:45

You see what the chaos that comes about in a society, the chaos that comes about in the family, when people get tired of each other.

00:11:46--> 00:12:02

When people don't have anything that anchors the household and keeps the household together, nothing is binding it together you have a bunch of individuals living under one roof. But every individual is within its individualistic pursuit of happiness,

00:12:03--> 00:12:28

and is being sold a new wind, a new handholds, a new drug to settle the heart, until eventually it ends up nowhere. And the household shatters. What do we anchor ourselves in? What's the consistency that we have? What do we expose our hearts to on a regular basis? Subhanallah even the most pious person is not told to go to filthy places.

00:12:29--> 00:12:49

Why? Because eventually it will affect you. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was giving these narrations about the good friend and the bad friend. Yes, it applies to the entirety of the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and there is benefit and value in that. But can you imagine who he was talking to? And he was giving those ahaadeeth. He's sitting with the greatest human beings

00:12:50--> 00:13:09

that have ever walked collectively on the face of the earth. He's talking to them and by extension us. And we might think to ourselves, like how is it that this even resonates with them, but they were hypervigilance on how to anchor the heart, and how to not expose their hearts to things that would cause them to be lost.

00:13:11--> 00:13:29

At some point, dear brothers and sisters, you take a step back. And you ask yourself, how anchored Am I in a daily regimen and routine that connects myself to my internal purpose to my purpose that Allah subhanaw taala has put me for

00:13:30--> 00:13:35

when someone says my heart isn't at peace, my first question is how much they could do you do?

00:13:38--> 00:14:06

Is it really possible to be in a state of wicked and to not have your heart at peace? Absolutely not? Absolutely not. When a person takes that time to remember Allah Subhana Allah to Allah on a regular basis, you know, now they package it, they secularize it, they tell you go into silence, and they just remove the wicked part. And that will give you tranquility and remove the turbulence. Put the kid into that meditation into that mindfulness, watch what happens to your heart.

00:14:07--> 00:14:52

Because when you're saying these words, you're not just feeding your heart, some sort of comfort. You're also renewing your clarified thoughts that ilaha illallah is a concept and a deep clarifying thought and a methodology and a worldview. And something that arranges our entire life in accordance with it. Subhan Allah has meaning to it, it doesn't just feed the heart comfort. It has meaning to it, when you look around and you see the glory of Allah Subhana Allah and everything that he's created around you and hamdulillah is your expression of gratitude and there is meaning to it. It doesn't just come from the heart. It arranges your entire life in accordance with that gratitude.

00:14:52--> 00:14:59

And what do they tell you about mindfulness and meditation, renew your purpose and increase in gratitude. We do that with dikkat

00:15:00--> 00:15:06

That's literally embedded in our thicket. Subhan, Allah Alhamdulillah Allah, Allah and Allah Allahu Akbar.

00:15:07--> 00:15:24

And Allah is greater than anything that's going to come in between. Allah is greater than the hem than the distress that leads me to this place. Allah is greater than the product that is sold to me to take me away from this place. Allah is greater than my enemy, Allah is greater than myself.

00:15:26--> 00:16:08

Allah is greater than in all Subhan Allah Alhamdulillah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Allahu Akbar, anchor yourself in something, anchor yourself spiritually in that on a regular basis on a daily basis. And watch the turbulence go away. And then don't contradict what you're settling the heart with, with an environment that drives your thoughts, your eyes, your mind your pursuits into absolute chaos. This is especially true for young people, when it comes to the friends and the people that you put around you. At some point. If you're going to try to pursue greatness and peace and happiness, then you have to shed people that are going to pull you away from them

00:16:09--> 00:16:45

at some point, and this is the greatest right when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, What enough seeker alayka haka that yourself has a right upon you the greatest right that yourself has upon you, is that you connect it to Allah subhanho wa taala. And don't corrupt it for the sake of anybody else. At some point, you've got to shut the environment. At some point, you've got to shut your friends. At some point, you have to shed the things that you're exposing yourself to on the internet. At some point, you've got to limit your technology. You don't need another 1 million studies to tell you about how there's a link between depression and social media use.

00:16:46--> 00:17:08

It's obvious, it's clear at some point you've got to shut down and anchor yourself and put yourself between these two images. Subhanallah the difference between tau hate and Illa Allah and the clarity of la ilaha illa Allah. When hierarchal asked Abu Sufyan about the prophets lie Selim and his companions and said this anyone leave this religion

00:17:09--> 00:17:12

after they enter into it, because they're displeased with it.

00:17:14--> 00:17:31

And Abu Sufyan who's a chief enemy of the Prophet slice on at that time, he has to admit that no, if anything, we persecute them. We make life very difficult for them as Muslims, they're not leaving the religion, out of displeasure with the religion people do leave the religion but they don't leave the religion because of the religion.

00:17:32--> 00:17:45

People do leave the religion but they don't leave the religion because of the religion. I want you to think about our history Subhan Allah and our present, how many people embrace light Illa Allah until he's from other ways of life from other systems.

00:17:46--> 00:18:03

Can you look back and find a single prominent Companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or any of the self who represented anything other than that, who left this religion After tasting the sweetness of it, no. Tauheed monotheism settles the heart because it anchors you in the One who created you.

00:18:05--> 00:18:10

It doesn't get tighter than that as a grip, and it doesn't get more peaceful as that on the inside.

00:18:11--> 00:18:18

But many other people will wait for the next bird to pick them up and the next bird to pick them up and the next bird to pick them up and the next bird to pick them up.

00:18:19--> 00:18:34

And that's where you have to come back. And you have to say, I'm going to put my heart in the best place to succeed. And I'm going to arrange my thoughts and my life in accordance with that Allah, Allah, Allah, and everything else that everyone else is pursuing,

00:18:35--> 00:19:13

will be gathered for me in a way that is healthy, and in a way that's fulfilling. And in a way that gives me contentment. So are you the person with the heart that has settled with the kid? Or are you the person whose heart is distracted with turbulence? Are you the person who's grabbing on to it or what to do with that trustworthy handhold and saying that yeah, Allah whatever you tell me to do. I know I'm going on. I know I'm going to benefit at the end of the day, and I will do and I'm going to hold on to this grip, or are you the person getting caught from bird to bird until you end up in a very faraway place? All of this dear brothers and sisters, the most frequent of the Prophet

00:19:13--> 00:19:38

sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? A liberal Kulu subdued call reality Nick? Yeah, more called liberal Calusa. It's called Biala Dainik yarmulke liberal Kulu sub it's called the Alladhina. Ask Allah. If there is any man who wouldn't have to worry about his heart. It would be the heart that was washed in zamzam by to bleed it has Saddam when he was a child and had all impurity removed from it, it would be the Prophet salallahu it he was

00:19:39--> 00:19:59

the one upon whom whose heart revelation dissents revelation that would shatter mountains descends upon his heart SallAllahu and he was salam. But his most frequent drought his most frequent supplication. Yamo hullabaloo alternative parts that could be allergenic, make my heart firm on your way, Allah

00:20:00--> 00:20:46

Leon Polywell Kulu sub bit Kulu Bernardin IC O Allah Turner of hearts, make our hearts firm on on your way. protect us from the things that take us away from you. Protect us from the things that we anchor ourselves in that are not from you protect us from the environments from the influences that are displeasing to you and that will lead our thoughts and our emotions into absolute chaos, stabilize our lives as individuals with La ilaha illa stabilize our families with La ilaha illallah stabilize our communities with the Quran and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allahumma Amin desert Manuel Fado masala Muslim Invokana Bina Muhammad one Ernie. He was very