Reviving A Dead Heart
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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are Suda who forgot the first half it was in Lima about We begin by praising Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, declaring his perfection and bearing witness that none has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him Subhana Allah to Allah. And we asked him to send his peace and blessings upon His messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family, his companions and those that follow until the day of judgment, and we ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us amongst them alone. I mean, the brothers and sisters It's Friday, and a loss of Hannah hoods. Allah gives everyone a choice on Friday, most people say thank god, it's Friday because it's a chance to now go
in and relax and party for the weekend. And Muslims say thank god, it's Jamal for the chance to come and remember Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes this comparison in the Quran. And you know, it's not just on Black Friday that you have people that are out there looking for their dunya and are seeking some sort of satisfaction or some sort of happiness. But it's every single day and especially every single Friday where Allah Subhana hoods Allah. He says yo yo alladhina amanu either knew the other sada Timmy Yeoman Giamatti Fest, Sal Isla Vickery la was our old alikum highroller come in quantum telamon. O you who believe when the call for Friday is made
when the Friday prayer has been announced, Russ to the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala rise to the remembrance of Allah subhanho to Allah and abandon all forms of trade that he can hide on that come in contempt and Amman, that's actually better for you. If you If only you knew and the loss of Hannah went to Allah is talking obviously to the entire oma but a loss of I don't want to add is also addressing the the best generation that has ever walked the face of the earth. And that is the Sahaba of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. I mean, included in this ayah are those great people, those amazing people, but obviously with every single generation and with every single
peoples, you have some that inclined more towards a loss of Hunter Hunter, and some that want to do business and so there were hypocrites that existed at that time as well. And in fact, with the establishment of Sultan Juma, it did not come until the metheny phase until the period of Medina, which is where all of the all of the verses were revealed in regards to hypocrisy, because in Mecca, there was no reason to be a hypocrite. If you were a Muslim, it meant that you were going to be tortured, it meant that you were going to be run out of your home, it meant that you were going to be a social outcast. It meant that you were going to be boycotted, it meant all of those things to
be Muslim, and it had no perks to being Muslim in Mecca. I mean, there was no bandwagon of Muslims in Mecca. If you were Muslim, you suffered. But whenever we look at the madonie phase, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam establishes his states of Allah while he was Salaam, you had them people that tried to take advantage of the situation. And so they only showed their faces at religious events, not religious gatherings, when there was a worldly benefit involved. If there was no worldly benefit, there was no reason for them to be there. And in fact,
That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the most difficult prayers, for the hypocrites are fragile and Asia, not because they're tired, not because they're sleepy, not because you know, not not because of any other reason except that going to fudge it and ASAP in those days meant that no one was going to see you if everyone could please move up in sha Allah, that no one was going to see you at the mosque. No one was going to see you praying because there was no lighting in the masjid. There was you know that people would not socialize generally speaking at Vegeta or Isha and we find many incidents where people were killed at Salatin budget and others were
not even aware of because it was pitch black. So the hypocrites felt no need to come to federal OSHA because there was going to be no worldly benefit whatsoever. They weren't going to get any any money out of it, they weren't going to get any sense of reputation out of it. So they would only show their faces whenever their faces would be seen. And also loss lies and I'm sad for that reason. That that that those two prayers are hardest on the hypocrites and the prophets lie so I'm studying authentic hadith from Abu mama Bashir and Masha in give glad tidings to those who used to walk in the in the loading in the little mats in the darkness.
To the massage it's of a long reaching light on the Day of Judgment. Those people that walked even when there was no need to go to the messages from a worldly perspective and the prophets lie Selim said, if there was meat being distributed in the masjid, or some form of money, then you would see everyone rushing to the masjid. And this is something that was tested by Alba Hodeidah about the law and at one time goes to the marketplace and he tells the people in the marketplace, the inheritance of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being distributed in the masjid Hello, go ahead and rush, rush to the massage. the inheritance of the profits are being distributed. And so everyone set
their shops and ran to the masjid. And they didn't find anything. So they went back to who to complain to them. They said, Oh, what was this some kind of trick that you pulled so that you could dominate the market? What was that all about? You know, when everything is shut down, you've got the few people that will go out there. And that will sell a few products here and there, and they'll make a killing because everyone else is shut down today. So what is What was that all about? They want the alarm and said, Well, did you go to the measure? They said, We went to the message about it. I said, What did you find? They said, We found these circles of an halaqaat of Quran and Hadith
and filk you know, these different gatherings of knowledge. And I'll be alone who said that's the inheritance of the prophets. Because this will last a little longer. It was seldom said that the profits Do not leave behind any form of middleham, or any form of dinar. They don't leave behind any currency. They leave behind knowledge as a form of inheritance. And whoever acquires that knowledge has acquired something beneficial indeed has acquired something that is great. And whoever is forbidden from it has been forbidden from something that is great. What does that show you? Naturally, when we come to religion, when we come to a loss of Haida hoods Allah, we have a goal in
mind. And a lot of times we come to Allah subhanho wa Taala with strings attached. And when those conditions don't exist, and when those circumstances cease to exist, then we fail to come close to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah anymore. And Allah says to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was either r o t Giada 1001 in La Jolla. Ouattara cuca Arima if they see a better business opportunity, or they see some form of trade or an opportunity to make some money, they would rush towards that what's called our cuca ima and they would leave you O Messenger of Allah sallallahu it was sent him standing there putting in the law how you don't mean Allah, Amina t Jara, Allah hi Rosa pin, say
that which is with Allah Subhana. Allah to Allah is better than all forms of amusement, and all forms of trade. And Allah is the best of those who give in the first place. Allah is the one who grants your sustenance in the first place. All of this is to teach us a very valuable lesson.
And that lesson is not that we should become ascetics to the point that we don't do business anymore, that we don't do trade anymore. It was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who said that the most beloved places to Allah Subhana Allah to add on on the face of the earth, or the massages or the mosques, and the most hated places to a loss of Hannah Montana, or the a swamp or the places or the marketplaces, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam though he said that the prophets I sent him was in the soup. He was trading in the marketplace. The companions were trading in the marketplace. People were there, but at the same time, there was an understanding that life is not
there. Life is here.
Why, why did the prophets license them even make that comparison in the first place, because a place that is devoid of the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala whether it is a large location, whether it is whether it is a marketplace and back then you didn't have clubs and things of that sort nightclubs, whatever it is a place that is devoid of the remembrance of a loss of Hannah, which is a place that contributes to the death of the heart is a place where a person finds themselves spiritually deflated. And a place where a loss of pride and what to honor is mentioned, a place where a lot is remembered, and our priorities are rearranged to what Allah subhanho wa Taala has
demanded that they be, then the heart finds life. Once upon a law, just think about that for a moment. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said no people gather to remember Allah subhana wa tada except that the angels surround them a Sakina. Merci. Merci tranquility descends upon their hearts. And Allah subhanho to Allah mentions them with those that are with him. Think about that for a moment. Just being in a place where a law's name is being mentioned. where Allah is being talked about, there's a certain peace of mind that comes there's a certain tranquility of the heart that comes and you don't get that feeling anywhere else. You don't get that anywhere else and the loss of
Hannah went to Allah constantly remind you over and over and over again, and I'll ask each and every single one of you with the question that Lima Rahim Allah asked, he said woman archipelagic he said from the from the strangest of things, and to the local
and the local calbee v from Allah tala Tara Bowman, who ILA ILA. Now, Email equidad. He will Inaba to LA. He said, It's strange, that a person tastes the torture of having his heart attached to other than Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And he doesn't run away from that thing which causes him that torturous feeling,
to the blessing to the peace of mind that comes with turning to Allah subhanho to Allah and remembering him and supplicating him
and and it's a very simple question, the feeling that you have after sitting in a gathering, where Allah wasn't mentioned, or being in a place for a loss of I don't know, it wasn't mentioned where there was gossip and nonsense being talked about for hours and hours. That feeling that you have does it in any way shape or form equal the feeling that you have after you've attended a good halaqa or after you've attended a salon in which you made your heart attentive, in which you attach to your heart to Allah subhana wa tada and many times we treat religion as just that just an obligation to get out of the way and we don't look to it as a source of peace of mind and as a source of peace of
heart. And then we ask Allah subhana wa Tada, why isn't my Salaam making me feel better? I feel like my heart is dead. How come I don't feel anything when I pray? How come I don't feel anything whenever I hear these things about Allah subhana wa Tada.
And the question is really addressed back to you. What have you given to your salon? In order for your salon to make you feel better? What have you given to your religion for it to give you that sense of peace and tranquility? You know, I remember and I know Mashallah, this is a method in which many people take Shahada and many people embrace a loss of hydroids Allah and this Masjid I mean, it's announced every single week right sister so and so has accepted Islam brothers, so and so has accepted us now. And I remember one time I was giving Shahada to someone. And I see Mashallah, we have a lot of reverb brothers and sisters here. And as that person it was a young girl, probably 19
years old was taking her Shahada and expressing that testimony for the first time. She was breaking down in tears. And then there was another woman that was in her 60s that was breaking down in tears as well.
And so somehow to LA she came to me afterwards the woman, the older woman that broke down in tears, and she said, mmm, do you know why I was crying?
I said, Why? She said, because I've been saying a shadow I La ilaha illallah wa shadow ana Muhammadan rasul Allah for 64 years, and I've never once cried over it.
I've said it my entire life, and I never brought me to tears. That's the first time she's saying it.
And it's bringing her to tears. Why? Because of what she gave to that Shahada. What she put on the table for Allah subhanho wa Taala. The trust she had in La ilaha illAllah. Muhammad also the law, that this is life, that what I'm about to say is going to change my entire life. It's possibly going to alienate me from my family.
It's possibly going to hurt my reputation. I'm going to lose friends over this. I'm going to not only have to change culture, but I'm going to have to change my entire lifestyle for La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah, and by them being here to testify that they're saying it's worth it. So it means more to them when they say it. It means more. And olanzapine went to ask us and the mominul Kamala says very beautifully, you know, when we enter into our salon, and then we turn away to all of these different things, the things that occupy our minds and occupy our hearts when we're thinking about what's coming after the Salah, or what happened before the Salah
Rahim Allah said either Dakota labdoo for Salah when a person enters into his prayer, somebody taffeta, and then he turns away spiritually from his prayer. He doesn't physically turn away. But as hard as all his heart is in a totally different place. His mind is in a totally different place. On a lot of lies. zoa gel a lot subpattern what to add us as to him, you have to be Oh, my servants. Elaine, where are you going? Either hate on money?
Are you turning to something better than me?
Have you found something that is more deserving of your attention right now than me? Have you found something that's going to give you peace of mind and going to give you tranquility and going to settle your heart? That is better than me? Can you imagine? You're already only giving a loss of hundreds out a few moments of your day. What are you bringing to that prayer? And from the from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we learned that after he finishes his Salah, he says Allahumma anta Salaam well meaning casilla to doctor Yeah, they'll jewelry will a club. It's an expression to Panama such a powerful expression that the prophets lie Some said after every single prayer. Oh
Allah, you are peace. You are the source of peace. From you alone comes peace come Salaam Subhana Allah. Think about that. Because the prophets lie Selim wasn't going to his prayer to get it over with the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam was going to his prayer for peace, and
comfort us with it. Oh, Bella.
And the prophets lie Selim turned towards the law and the way that the prophets lie, some turn to Allah in prayer, made it rewardable not just in the Hereafter, but in this dunya as well. And Allah subhanaw taala constantly invites us and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, nothing Allah, the Quran Corolla.
Corolla mithril, hi, ye will meet the example of the one who remembers a lot. And the one who doesn't remember a loss of I don't want to Allah is like the example of the living and the dead. And Allah subhanaw taala says In the end, yeah, you have Latina, monoester ji born in LA, he was Sunni, either there are konima, your ECAM Oh, you who believe answer the call of Allah and His Messenger, when they call you to that which gives you life. Because without it, you don't have life. And whether it's a place like a marketplace, or a club or whatever it is where a loss not being mentioned, or whether it's your hearts, as the mob have been taking me out of here. mohalla said
that the kid the remembrance of a lot to the heart is like water is to a fish, it's your oxygen, if you don't have it, you're not breathing. You're not living anymore. You're not experiencing true life. How many people on the day of Black Friday, and ironically, I'm sure you had a hope about this. But ironically right after expressing things for what they already have, go out and camp out in front of stores in front of different places for hours and hours and hours to get a hold of a deal on some kind of gaming console or some kind of product. Because that product that gaming console supposedly is going to give you happiness. And that's the first thing chiffon does is he
creates these insecurities, these vulnerabilities, and then he exploits them and tells you look, I've got a product that can solve your problem. You know, in essence, that's what marketing is right? exploiting people's insecurities and vulnerabilities, and shavon is a master of that. feeling down about your looks, here's a product, I'll show you a commercial of a person that's standing there and that's miserable. And then all of a sudden, a product pops up, you know, body spray Cologne, and then you you're in this amazing place, all of a sudden, you're smiling and everything is all good and and all of a sudden, everyone's attracted to you. You're beautiful now feeling down
on your bills and you know, they show you someone who's depressed and checking the mail and things of that sort. Well, maybe you should try this.
Right somehow a lot creates
insecurity and create that vulnerability and create that need.
And then exploit it.
You know what the sad thing is, dear brothers and sisters is that a lot of times we complain that we're not feeling alive. And I want you to think about this for a moment. How many people will spend tonight Friday night and tomorrow night, Saturday night, wasting themselves away at a club or at a bar, or in some kind of party trying to feel alive.
And you could be sitting here listening to Carla and Carla rasulillah Allah says in the messenger says for one hour, and I guarantee you you feel more alive than them. How many people are trying to feel alive
and Subhan Allah that the idea here is turning towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. And understanding that what a law can give you, no one else can give you as the man that Kamala said very beautifully, that the only one who shape on can appeal to is the one for whom a lot is not enough. Because Allah subhanaw taala says Alayhi Salam will be Catherine abda isn't a lot enough for his servants. And Allah subhanaw taala testifies in the forum about the law one, what are the one that they are pleased with a lot of Allah is pleased with them. And one of the ways of being pleased with a loss of power to Allah is being pleased with the legislation of Allah, being pleased with what Allah has
given you with Islam, being pleased with the restrictions that Allah has given you. Because understanding those restrictions are for you. Those restrictions are to make you live a better life. Those restrictions are for your own good.
And we have many of our youth who look out and many Muslims who look out of the window sometimes and say, Man, I wish I could not be Muslim just for one day.
I wish I could enjoy it just today. Man, it's prom night. I wish just tonight I didn't have to be Muslim, just so I could experience it. Just so I could experience one day at the club one day doing this one day doing that one day being able to just do whatever I want, and not have to worry about how out and how long. I wish I could do that for one day. And while we're looking out saying that you have those people that come to Islam, that have lived their entire lives without halal and haram, and are saying that I never felt alive until the day I said La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah, that lived a free lifestyle, and did whatever they want, and didn't have to worry about
anything, in some cases, obviously, and then come to Islam
and recognize that in that submission, the heart is given life. Now, why do I mention this? Because a lot of times, the only time we turn to a loss upon what's on it is when we want something
and that in and of itself is insincere. And sometimes we in fact, we expect a loss upon Allah to Allah to feed our worldly addictions. You see someone who's in the desert, it could be for something a lot. A young man that's in the masjid all of a sudden, why are you in the masjid? I've got my MCAT coming up.
You know, I really want to make sure that Allah subhanaw taala puts Belka in it. You know, something really, really, really bad happened to me. So that's why I'm coming to a lot and inside because many times when you see someone turning towards religion for the first time in a long time, it's because of one of two things happen either somebody died or something really bad happened to them.
And then all of a sudden, Oh Allah, give me this. Oh Allah, give me that. Oh Allah give me this. And yes, you know what? Sometimes that is the moment that changes your life. Sometimes that is the moment that turns everything around for you.
But your relationship with Allah cannot to stop at that. But if Allah Subhana which Allah gives it to you family in San Jose de la hora, boo, Rama Juana Amma fire kohlrabi. acraman. As for the human being, as for men, when Allah subhana wa into Allah tests him by giving him the good of this world.
Fire, Robbie acraman he would say my lord has honored me not in the way of praise but in a way of boasting. Meaning I don't have to worry about anything else I'm doing in my life a lot clearly loves me because Allah is giving me what I'm either labrets Allah.
Allah here is that same person if Allah Subhana Allah tests him and restricts his wealth a little bit, a lot, just takes a little bit of it away, and a lot puts him in a little bit of a hard situation. My life is over God, I'll be a Hannah, why is he doing this to me? Why is God doing this to me? Because why should Allah feed your dunya addictions? That would be no different than finding someone who's addicted to a drug, something that's not real. And instead of stopping him from his addiction, saying, No, I want you to feel good about yourself.
Go ahead and take it a lot breaks us off from those addictions. A lot breaks us off from those things, so that we can understand what really gives us life. And you know what's amazing about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam Above all, above many other things is that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when to head off at the age of 40, to contemplate, to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala to seek meaning in this life did the prophets I seldom have any marital issues? The prophets I seldom have any economic problems was he broke sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the profit slice and I'm suffering from any lack of refuge reputation. No, he was a solder. I mean, he
was the honest the trustworthy one. Did anything happened to the prophets? I sent him to send them up to that mountain? No.
There were no strings attached. He didn't go to a law for a spiritual high. He went to a lot to please Allah subhanho wa Taala and to revive his hearts on the law, it was time which was already alive, so a lot it was enough
but to adorn it, with this beautiful revelation, we ask Allah Subhana which Allah to bless us with the true understanding and implementation of La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah to forgive us for our shortcomings and to forgive us when we look to other than Him for satisfaction and tranquility, Ilana? I mean, I follow Cody how the stuff will it will occur when he started Muslim infested hero in the whole world for him.
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Lama Salli wa sallam roboticle ab de kado silica Mohammedan sallallahu alayhi wa sallam while early he will sack me or sell him to semen kathira the brothers please move forward as much as you can. The brothers and sisters in conclusion of this hope but when we talk about reviving our hearts and why we feel low, Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you to turn to him with no strings attached. A loss of pattern what to Ana sends you moments and Eliza gel says alum yet needy Latina Amina and Tasha aku boom de la de woman as Amina help, isn't it time for those who believe to soften their hearts to the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala and that which he has revealed from the truth, you know,
Allah subhana wa tada sends us many moments and I asked everyone this question, How many times did you have a near death experience where it would have just been a splits, if it would have been just a little bit different, just a split second further, and your car would have crashed? And you would have been dead? You were so close to death, or you face some sort of tragedy, some sort of financial tragedy or something happened in your life that shook you? How many times did that happen to you? Allah was sending you a wake up call. And if you go back to sleep a lot just sends you a louder wake up call. And the Wake Up Calls will keep getting louder and louder and louder and louder. Because
you can't just get up and say I'm awake and then go back to sleep. You have to get up and start moving and put yourself in an environment and put yourself in a dedication in submission. So at the heart that was that can now thrive. And that's why Allah Subhana Allah says Well, I akun oka Latina altered Kitab him in Kabul, La La him Ahmed for Casa de colo boom. You know what happens whenever you let a time pass a loss parents I says Don't be like those people who let time pass between that wake up call. And between their submission time pass, and they forgot how they felt when they lost that person. They forgot how they felt when they were down.
For Casa Polo, go home. And so their hearts became hard. They became harder what Cathedral men home faster own. And many of those people are wicked transgressors. Their brothers and sisters when we look at the lies of the Sahaba many times it was that extreme wake up call that brought them to Allah subhanaw taala. But you know what their relationship with a lot didn't stop there. It was the catalyst. It was the catalyst. Because when the Allahu taala animal goes to his sister's home,
and he recites those few verses of sort of Baja Amaro, the Allahu anhu, when he's awake, goes straight to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam and puts his heart now in an environment where it can thrive within 24 hours, the same man that was out to kill the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is standing out there and defending the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because he understood that I have to change my ways. Now, I'm not going to go home and think about this and say, You know what, maybe I'll get religious later on. And maybe I should know. I know, the way that I felt when I recited those few verses of soul of Baja, what I understood and what Allah was trying
to tell me, I can't shut my eyes after this or else
Next time the wake up call is gonna get louder and louder and louder. And that's why when we talk about reviving the heart every time the prophets license I'm talking about the heart. And he said it was named the heart I'll call because it constantly changes and the prophets lie some described it as a feather that would keep on turning over and over and over with the wind. And the Prophet Solo is Adams most frequent do I was young we'll call Lee belcanto Sabbath Colby Allah Deena. Oh Turner of hearts. Make my heart firm on your deen. Because the prophets lie. Selim is teaching us that in order to settle that very fragile heart which turns over like a leaf in the desert or a feather in
the desert, you have to create the right wind. You have to put it in an environment where it thrives in an environment where a lot is mentioned around people that mentioned a loss of power to Allah, and take it off of all of those things, or remove it and detach it from all of those things that cause it to harden and cause it to die. We asked a loss of hundreds out of that when we turned to him with our hearts. We don't just turn to him because we want something of this world. But we turned to him seeking His pleasure. We asked Allah subhanaw taala to make our hearts firm on his path yamo colleyville kulu kulu buena alladhina Oh Turner of hearts make our hearts firm on your
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