Prayers of the Pious – Episode 12 – Don’t Make an Example Out of Me

Omar Suleiman

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Sh. Omar Suleiman relates yesterday’s du’a to the prayer of another great man. Where ibn al-Jawzi worried his students would not find him in paradise, al-Mutarraf ibn Abdullah worried he would be made into a bad example for others.
[ Day 12 Du’a] اللَّهُمَّ لا تَجْعَلْنِيْ عِبْرَةً لِغَيْرِيْ ، وَلا تَجْعَلْ أَحَداً أَسْعَدَ بِمَا عَلَّمْتَنِيْ مِنِّيْ
“O Allah, do not make a lesson out of me for others, and do not let there be anyone who benefits more than me from what You’ve taught me.”

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So now when you come up with a capsule Welcome back to prayers of the pious.

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So we talked about it no Josie Rahim Allah and his fear that Allah subhanho wa Taala would punish him and that he would be a source of guidance to a students but at the same time, the teacher would not be present in Paradise, and that he would write and say, and, and and read all of the things that are pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But ultimately, the usage of those faculties for things that are not pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala would cause him to to be punished. There's another by another great man, that speaks to that fear in a different angle. And that is a multiple of if not Abdullah Rahim Allah to Allah, Allah ma partnership, not Abdullah it was narrated that he

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said a la mulata Gianni Ableton Live IE O Allah do not make a lesson out of me. For others. This is on the sinful side, do not let me be made into a lesson an example. For others, obviously speaking in regards to sin. And then he said, One touch I hadn't us either vema or llanthony Mini, do not let there be anyone who benefits more than me from what You have taught me. And do not let there be anyone who benefits more from that which I have taught more from that which I have spoken than myself. This is a powerful way of expressing similar sentiments to what Josie rahimullah was expressing that you know, the prophets I sort of mentioned that some lens absorb the revelation. And

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it you know, it's like fertile soil. So the water goes in, and it produces that which is beneficial. And the soil itself observes. Sometimes the revelation comes in it hits hard surface and neither the surface nor the people around benefit. And sometimes it's like a bowl or a part of the land that is shaped in a certain way that even though that land, does not absorb, the revelation does not absorb the water. It still provides benefit to others. We don't want to be just vessels for others, we want to be fertile soil that observed that absorbs that which we impart upon others. And these men and these women were very aware of that. And they were very conscious of that. So this idea of Don't let

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me be made into an example of hypocrisy and example of a shortcoming an example of a sinner, for others to see but at the same time, do not let anyone benefit more from my knowledge than myself. Let me benefit most from the knowledge that I'm imparting upon others, because you don't want to be someone that completely you know forgoes practice of that which they preach. This is what Allah subhanaw taala says Nima TECHO Luna Mata to find own capital dymock that are in the law, and to whom Allah to find on Oh, you who believe? Why do you say that what you don't do. So I should be attempting as much as I can to practice that which I preach and in fact, to practice more of it than

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what others are privy to, and not simply preach in any capacity, even if that's as simple as sharing a Facebook status, okay? So always ask Allah subhana wa tada for beneficial knowledge. And that just as you are a source of guidance for others, you'd be made into a source of guidance for others, that you yourself Do not go astray. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us amongst those that learned that which is correct, that benefit from that which is correct, and that teach that which is correct, and that enter genda amongst those who are righteous as not just those people of knowledge but righteous as worshipers and people that acted upon that knowledge as well as I can no hate and

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see you all next time in sha Allah said Imani, come on come to walking better cats.