Ramadan 2019 – Allah Loves – Episode 26 – The Unnoticed

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Omar Suleiman

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So now I want to come up and talk to cats everyone welcome back to another episode of Allah loves. So this one's a little complicated. A lot of loves those who are unnoticed a lot loves those who are obscure a lot loves those who are hidden. Allah loves those people who are barely noticeable in gatherings Who are these people? You might remember a hadith that we mentioned early on in the series I had a from saddam and it will cost a lot to be pleased with him when he said in the law, you head with a tepee Allah Ronnie Al hafi, that Allah loves his servant who is pious, who is self sufficed, and who is obscured who is unnoticed by the people who avoids a sense of the spotlight who

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avoids a sense of prominence amongst the people. Now, this type of being noticed as a different type of being noticed. It's one thing to be noticed, because of good deeds. And obviously, it's a Yeah, if you seek it's showing off if you seek to be noticed, because of good deeds. But obviously, if someone's doing good, then there's a noticeable amount of that good that's public sometimes. But in this situation, there's a different type of obscurity that the Prophet peace be upon him is praising the Prophet peace be upon him was one sitting with his companions and a man walked by and the Prophet peace be upon him said, What do you say about this man, they said, O Messenger of Allah,

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this man is of the most prominent of people. If He intercedes on someone's behalf, then his intercession will be accepted, if he proposes to someone that his proposal will be accepted. And then the man walked away and the Prophet peace be upon him saw another person. And he said, What do you say about this person, they said, O Messenger of a lot, this man is a poor man. If He intercedes on anyone's behalf, his intercession will not be accepted. And if he proposes, then his proposal will surely be rejected and the Prophet peace be upon him said, but this person, one of this person is better than an earth full of the other person in the sight of Allah subhana wa Tada. And here's

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where this becomes fascinating. Some of the most beloved people to Allah subhanho wa Taala are the least noticed in our communities, the only out of a lot of the closest ones to a lot are via their hidden gems in our community. It's a person who is quiet a person that does their service, a person that does their worship, that always greets people with a smile, that is barely noticed in gatherings that doesn't show off, that doesn't boast. And in that process, they're gaining a special type of prominence in the sight of a loss of habitat. And the Prophet peace be upon him taught us that that's a habit for us to have. And it's part of modesty, it's part of how he said some

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lahardee, who said I'm not the best person is one who sits in the gathering, and leaves and people barely notice him. There's some people that they sit in the gathering. And this isn't a situation in which there's they give the remembrance of Allah and good contribution. But you know, it's idle speech, or it's things that aren't very beneficial. And this person just maintains a low profile, they maintain a sense of quietness and a sense of humility, that shows that that person is engaged in something else, they're engaged in another type of pursuits, they're not seeking their value from how other people see them. So this is not again, the the the being noticed for good deeds, the

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competition for good deeds that a lot talks about in the court, and the presence of virtue in public, which is necessary when it's done only for his sake. But this is a person who maintains quietness, softness, humility, modesty, in gatherings, and amongst people, and does not show off, does not speak too much, does not talk out of turn does not place too much importance in themselves or in their voices at times. And I want to actually comment on this, if we connect it to the very the very first headache that we talked about here, you know, if a person is wealthy, then that would give them some sort of route or some sort of sense of importance. So the person is famous, that

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might give them some sense of importance of themselves. And so they don't know how to sit in a gathering anymore and not be rich or famous. And that's actually a very big problem. The Prophet peace be upon him was the most famous person in the world, at the end of his life. But when you walked into a gathering, you couldn't distinguish him. So a lot of them, he had long periods of silence, the prophet peace be upon him, did not take the fame that Allah gave him for being the Messenger of Allah and then project that on all of his affairs, likewise, are phenomenal the Allahu taala and who was of the richest of the companions of the Prophet, peace be upon him, but he would

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be of the least noticed of the companions of the Prophet peace be upon him if you walked into a gathering. And of course, I have to end with this hadith because I always find it so profound. When the Prophet peace be upon him, woke up one day, and he missed that woman that used to clean them as the companions they said the opposite of law, she passed away and we didn't want to wake you up at night. So we buried her because we didn't want to bother you. I mean, we thought this isn't insignificant person, the commission

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She's just a woman who cleans the mustard. And the Prophet peace be upon him was so upset by that. He said take me to her grave, and he preyed on her again as if the janazah of the companions is not enough, he preyed on her again, and he talks about how he lights up the graves or his Salah is a mean of a means of light and the graves of the people that he preys upon. And there was a great lesson in that, that though this woman was unnoticed by people, Allah noticed her. So May Allah subhanaw taala notice us And may Allah subhanaw taala allow us to always seek that recognition from him and learn humility to practice humility, modesty, silence obscurity, not let people carry your

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stuff or put you in a certain place or talk to you in a certain way. Try your best to always maintain a sense of modesty and seek that love of Allah subhanaw taala even when you're surrounded by other than Allah subhana wa Tada. May Allah make us amongst them along. I mean, does that mean that I want him to live in a castle