Sins We Commit When Were Scared and Vulnerable

Omar Suleiman


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AI: Summary © The history of Islam is discussed, including the legalization of Islam and the use of the word Islam for reference. Debt is emphasized as a consequence of vulnerable situations, and speakers emphasize the need for a mindset to avoid it. The Prophet's words and actions, including their actions as the head of the Islamist movement, are also discussed, along with the struggles of people of Mecca and the struggles of the people of the United States. The importance of avoiding false accusations and protecting one's character and abilities is emphasized. The use of drugs in the past and the potential consequences of their use are also discussed.
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Welcome, Malecon Londono back on one legal player Hilda Rasulillah, who forgot the 30,000 Alima. My beret. We begin by praising Allah subhana wa Tada and bearing witness that none has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him.

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And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is his final messenger We ask Allah 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 his blessing path until the day of judgment and we ask Allah to make us amongst them Allah I mean, the brothers and sisters last week we talked about this powerful dua, the supplication that the Prophet SAW Allah Hardy was some of them, taught us to have to remove our anxiety to remove our fear to remove our grief. And we talked about how simple it is, and we talked about some of the distinctions where the Prophet sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam taught that young man to seek refuge in Allah subhana wa Tada Menachem me well hasn't from a him, which refers to anxiety about the future and hasn't refers to grief about the past. Well, Adze will carry on from laziness, I'm sorry, from inability and laziness of ads means when you don't have the strength, you actually are fully incapable of doing anything for yourself, while Castle, which is when you have the ability but you don't have the will. Laziness, the inability to do though you have the means and the prophets of Allah Allah who was Sunday mentioned al Gibney will Bohan, from cowardice and from stinginess, those two things where you hold back

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either your courage or you hold back your wealth out of fear of what you will be letting go, should you spend from yourself encouraged or should you spend from your wealth and generosity, and then Minella to Dany, Waka Idrija, from the burden of debt and from being subjugated to men. Now I'm going to venture to say that the last part of this hadith is actually the most misunderstood part of this hadith, even though it's the most easily identifiable part of the Hadith. People know what it feels like anyone who has been in debt, knows the misery of debt. And may Allah subhanaw taala allow everyone that is suffering from the burden of debt to be relieved of it Allah I mean,

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we know what it's like to be at the mercy of another person, and how humiliating that can feel to have your steaks rests upon whether or not someone else is going to show you some mercy to be at the mercy especially of someone that you don't particularly like maybe, or an enemy or someone that just makes you feel a little, no one likes to be in that situation. May Allah subhanaw taala make us always independent of his mark loop of His creation, Allah Amin. However,

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when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was seeking refuge in Allah from these things,

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he was not seeking refuge in Allah from these things because of the worldly consequences of these things. Which is very powerful. If you look at the Hadith, the prophet sly Salam is really seeking refuge in Allah from suella Haluk. From bad characteristics from that traits. He's not looking at the worldly consequences of these things as much as how those worldly circumstances lead to akhira consequences consequences of the hereafter. Meaning if I am lazy, I'm not doing what I need to do to better my situation in the hereafter. If I am stingy, that I'm not spending in a way that will elevate me in the Hereafter, if I am cowardly than I am not showing the courage that I will be asked

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about on the day of judgment that these are things that have akhira oriented consequences, hereafter oriented consequences. Now, what about debt? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a man who could easily never have a debt. There's probably no one in the society of Medina that did not need to worry about debt like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, not even not have been overhauled the Allahu Taala I don't know where it might have been I fumbled the olahraga. Why, because of the prophets lie. Selim had a debt, all he had to do was this.

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And then everybody would pay off his debts, who would not respond to the profit slice and I'm saying I have a debt. Yet in his humility, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he died in depth, but not available today. So I'm gonna make this distinction first. There's a difference between owing someone $3,000 or $300 and owing them $100,000 or $200,000. There's a difference between a debt that is crushing you for years and years and years and years. And a debt that you know it's it's it's smaller, it's more manageable, and the profit slice sums debts was manageable debt. And that's

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From his wisdom sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that though he lived a life of poverty, he did not at his Salatu was Salam take on debts that were not manageable. So till the last day of his life, he used to, for example, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam do business with some of the people of the book in Medina he actually owed, he pawned his shield sallallahu alayhi wa salam to a Jewish neighbor. At the day of his death, he was managing those types of relationships with society, and teaching the OMA how to transact. But calibre today refers to a death that is insurmountable, that's just really over your head.

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But he could have even done away with that too, right? So guess who was surprised at why he seeks refuge in Allah subhanaw taala. From that so much I settled the Allah Allah said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Ya rasool Allah, I'm amazed at how much you do is to either you seek refuge in Allah from a Dane from debt, like it's on one hand, you can easily do away with it. On the other hand, the prophets lie some does not take on unmanageable debt Yatta sola, I'm surprised how often this comes up and your DUA, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, in a whole mental Harima, that when a person is in debt had data for Kedem.

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When they speak, they'll learn how to lie. Well, what are the if, and when they make promises, they'll start breaking their promises. What a powerful Hadith, he's our teacher, sallallahu alayhi wa salam. He's saying that the greatest consequence of debt, and being in a compromising situation in a vulnerable situation, is not the humiliation when you get that phone call, or when you have to meet your debtor. And the data starts to become rougher with you. It's that you might take on the UCLA of NIFA the characteristics of hypocrisy to get yourself out of that situation. And you might get good at it.

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You might actually get good at it. So yes, brother insha, Allah to Allah, you know, oh, I was waiting on one thing, and then you make up stories about why you're late. On paying the person back. You make up stories to delay, you start lying, and getting good at lying, you start making promises, and breaking those promises more frequently. And so you take on half of the characteristics of ammonia Atha, the hypocrite while trying to get yourself out of a worldly situation. Do you see how profound that is from the Prophet? sallallahu alayhi wasallam that he's saying, yeah, so I'm not doing this because I want people to I don't like the feeling of having my ego bruised a bit in this

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world are some of what comes with that? It's because when people become accustomed to compromise and vulnerable situations, then eventually they start to compromise of their deen and they start to compromise of their love of their religion, and of their characteristics to get out of those situations. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu articulates them in another profound Hadith unnati ld Allahu Taala and that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told a man shall I not teach you some words that if you say them, Allah subhanho wa Taala will take care of your debts your deen particularly, your debts, even if it is like a mountain theileria His salatu salam Allah hamac Fini

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Behala Lika anharmonic were originally before Lika and Mansi work again Allahu McQueeney Behala Lika and haram ik will have Nene be fabriquer I'm men see work oh Allah suffice me with your Halal with your lawful so that I don't resort to the unlawful actually be halali Can haram ik let me have enough Halal so I don't fall into haram. That's my reason not because yeah, Allah gives me more Halal income so I can have a bigger house so I can have a nicer car. It's okay to ask Allah for those things. But my main concern is that I don't want to be in a situation where I have to dip into haram.

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And your father won't be thought Lika and this is a hard one to translate and bestow upon me your favor. You're a bounty so that I don't need anyone but you Allahu Akbar, I'm Mansi work, I want to keep needing you. I just don't want to need anyone else.

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Why am I bringing this to the discussion for us? When you see those Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us to seek independence.

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You know, he made the Sahaba take ber to him allegiance to him. Us or NASA che that I will never asked anyone for anything. Even if one of our whips or something in our hand fell when we were on top of our horses and camels. We would get down and get it ourselves so that we don't ask someone else to get it.

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For us, it's a mindset. It's a mindset that allowed me to believe that the strong believer is better than the weak believer. It's a mindset that you seek a position of strength and he added earlier fado mineralia the sufferer to be the giving hand the upper hand is better than being the lower hand. It's a mindset for a community about Benalla Jana fifth Natalia Latina Cafaro Oh Allah don't make us a fitna a tribulation. For those who disbelieve, they see us in weakness, they think that they're beating us. And because they think that they have power over us, then they feel even more invincible and immune to having to believe in Allah because look, we're crushing the believers. We

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seek positions of strength as individuals and as communities, first and foremost, so that we don't resort to that which is displeasing to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, because Allah knows that sometimes when we're vulnerable, and we're compromised, that's when we will compromise our faith. And that's when we might do things that are very dangerous. And there is no greater example. It's one of the least flattering stories of a Sahabi that you will find that I'm about to share with you. But it's shared in our tradition for a reason. And it's actually shared by the man who is guilty, how to be belterra while the Allahu Taala and how to was one of the better the veterans of bed,

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they're the cream of the crop of Islam, the best that you can think of of the companions.

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And when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was about to go to Mecca, for the conquest of Mecca, how to look around and then he didn't have tribesmen in Mecca. He didn't have family in Mecca, meaning if things go wrong, there is no one from the kuffar the disbelievers in Mecca to say okay, we'll protect him we know this was a bad fall out but at the end of the day, these people put tribe over creed will protect our tribesmen and will take care of the path of had no one in Mecca.

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And his moment of feeling vulnerable like I'm going back to Mecca, I don't have anyone.

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He did something horrible, horrible. What did he do?

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The Prophet sallallahu Sallam confided in a group of companions about his plans to go to Mecca how to took those plans, wrote them in a letter called one of the disbelieving women and gave that letter of the plans of the prophets I send them to go to Mecca, to deliver to the heads of Quraysh.

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That's treason of the highest order, right? I mean, that's really compromising the mission. compromising the prophets lie Selim putting the profits I'm in a very bad situation. And this is a person of veteran, a veteran of bedded.

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And so the woman takes the letter, she puts it in her hair, she wraps up her hair over it, she puts her keyboard on top, and she makes her way

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Gibreel Salam comes to the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam and tells them what how to did.

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So that the news from the heavens comes that there's a letter in the hair of this woman and she's in robot Ha, a very particular garden right now. Yara sort of Allah sent someone to go stop her and get that letter back. The prophets I some calls it the dad and Zubayr while the Allahu Taala Andrew and he says go to this particular place. There's this woman she looks like this knot and she has a letter in her hair with the news of what I plan to do in Mecca. Make sure that you get it from her so they go quickly to that garden they find the woman they tell the woman give us the letter she says I don't have a letter I need all the Allahu Anhu says look we can do this the easy way or the

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hard way we really don't want to do this the hard way. Give us the letter.

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She takes it out from her hair she's not even Muslim takes it out from your hair, she gives them the letter that comes back to the Prophet slice. If you are halted right now I mean you could deservedly be deservedly be killed

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you almost put the entire community at risk because of your own compromised your own vulnerability your sense of insecurity shape on played with that with his head and not met in that manner. So the prophets lie some calls house

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I'm going to photography Allah and we're standing next to the Prophet size.

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Ali Nick dad is better there

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and the Prophet size some says Yeah How to what did you do? How to says yes of Allah.

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I thought about all of you and you have people in Mecca to take care of you. If things go wrong, this person has his tribesmen

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and I wanted to have a hand with Quraysh in case things did not work out so that I would be protected to and yada sit Allah I knew that Allah would give you victory in any way and that they were not going to be able to overcome you. I mean, it's it sounds contradictory, right? But he's saying to the prophets lie Selim but yeah rasool Allah wala he, I did not do that out of any allegiance to Kufa out of any wanting disbelief or out of any getting out of Islam. It was a moment of weakness. I regret it. I hate that I did it.

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But yeah, Rasul Allah don't think I did that because I'm Abdullah No babe and saloon and I want to undermine Islam. I want to hurt Islam. I got weak Shavon got me in my

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weak moments.

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The Prophet SAW Salem here's his excuse. I'm gonna photogra the Alon who says Jada said Allah.

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Let me take care of

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that song or the Alon was answer and he's right right I mean in the sense that justifiably so this is treason.

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The prophets lie some looks at how to Ben he says he's telling the truth.

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And he said he or Ahmad it might be

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that Allah looked to the people of better and said aeromedical Masha some *a Allahu Allah can do as you will Allah subhanaw taala has forgiven you. And so Allah has forgiven you or how to seek Allah's forgiveness and go back Subhan Allah,

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Prophets lie, some could have killed him, and he would have been justified. He didn't do that sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what was how to love the Allahu Anhu thinking he got weak. And sometimes when we get vulnerable, that's when Shavon finds his easiest way into our heads. That's when he finds us in our low points. In our low points, when the money is tight, haram money becomes so tempting.

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When we feel like we've been wronged it becomes so easy to wrong someone else. Right? Isn't that how a lot of injustice perpetuates in society, someone wronged me so I'm gonna wrong somebody else. That's how cycles of abuse take place and families, entire families, my parents abused me, I'm gonna abuse my children too.

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Because they find preys on those moments of insecurity and vulnerability. However, let me just put one thing aside with half the battle the Allahu Tada, no one of us ever went together.

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So how to committed a grave crime, but he had a grave a great deed on his scale that's unlike anyone else.

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So we don't count on getting the forgiveness that how to borrow the Allahu taala. And who got but we learned the lesson of how to, and we learned the lessons from these Hadith, that first and foremost when we make dua to Allah, O Allah, O Allah put us in a position of strength. It's not because we enjoy arrogance, if that's your intention, when you're making the DUA because I don't want to be talked down to I don't want to feel less. That's not the right intention for these drugs. Dear Brothers and Sisters, when you supplicate to get yourself out of these situations, and by the way, if a person ends up in a situation of weakness regardless, that we're not a people who believe that

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those who are wealthy Allah loves and those who are poor, Allah hates, you know, you're being tested with your position of strength, others are being tested with their position of weakness, but you seek a position of strength so that you don't find yourself in a position of compromising your faith. Recognize the tricks of Shavon when he comes to you and tells you, you're weak, you're in debt, you've been wronged. It's your turn. It's okay. A little bit of this, a little bit of that. And for those of you who have never been in that situation, may Allah subhanaw taala keep us all out of that situation. Make that the intention for the era of mineralia. But today we're covering Reja

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that Allah protect us from being in a position of being overburdened by debts or subjugated to men, not because it's going to hurt my ego, but because it might hurt my acima I might develop bad qualities and characteristics and traits I don't want to develop. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us from ever resorting to Haram as a means of curing our harm? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect our character, protect us in this life elevate us in the next life. Robin Artina for dunya has enough and after that he has worked in our adult Menara Kurokawa that was tough la de la community certain Muslim infested flow and Mahalo for right.

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