The Fear of Living an Ordinary Life

Omar Suleiman


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Whew, it's an honor and bearing witness that man has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him. And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as 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, Allah, I mean, my dear respected brothers and sisters, when we talk about the lives that we live, and the unique ways in which Allah subhanaw taala has granted us the circumstances that he has,

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Allah is the one without whom a leaf of a tree would not fall until he gives it permission. And so every single thing that you have encountered, every single person that you have met, every single coin that you have earned, every single trial that you have endured, every single piece of food and sip of water that you have put in your mouth has been by the precise permission and decree of Allah subhanaw taala there is no such thing as anything that is random. And when you see your life and you see the life of someone else, know that Allah subhanho Tirana has put you here for a very specific purpose, and has given you a customized path to attain not just Jannah, not just paradise, but to

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attain the highest level of paradise, no matter what your circumstances are, some people will enter into Jannah and enter into the highest level of paradise. Because they were generous with their wealth, Allah bestowed much wealth upon them, and they were generous with it. And some people will enter into paradise into the highest levels. And they did not experience any of the wealth of this world, because they were patients and they were grateful with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, some people will enter Paradise, barely scratched, they came into this life, and they live very comfortable lives. And some people will enter into paradise with wounds all over them, the

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difficulties of this life, scarring every part of their body. Some people will enter paradise and will be prominent in Paradise, and they were prominent in this world. But the majority of the people of paradise are those that were unknown in this world. Those that were left out in this world, those that were looked down upon in this world are not even given a second glance.

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And I want you to think for a moment about this dear brothers and sisters, there was a quote, of sorts that resonated with me some time ago, that as human beings, we fear living an ordinary life. You know, everything in the advent of media, gives us this idea that unless you live an extraordinary life, an extraordinary life, it doesn't necessarily mean a life of riches or glamour, an extra ordinary life, then your life does not have the same amount of value as someone else. And so the majority of people are like those that are sitting outside of a house looking through the window and seeing people feast and seeing people enjoy. And that can lead you to think, what's my

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purpose here on earth? Why am I living this ordinary life, if my entire life is just trying to survive, and the reality of the world is that most people pass through this life, just trying to live to a point that it can feel like you're living life to live, just earning for your daily life, just getting by? And that's the majority of people. And so you might think, Why, what's my role, then? How do I ascend, and your brothers and sisters in that is one of the most profound ways to connect to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa Salaam. Oftentimes, when we talk about connecting to the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. We talk about him in the capacity of how he dealt with

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extraordinary difficulty. He buried six of his seven children sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was an orphan before he was even born, his mother died when he was six, his grandfather died when he was nine, everyone that took care of him and that loved him passed away. He was left out of every conversation because of his circumstances. There is not a single difficulty that you can have in your life and then go talk to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about and he would not understand because he has been through the most extraordinary difficulties known to men.

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But that's the extraordinary. What about the ordinary side of Rasulullah? sallallahu alayhi wa salam? What do I mean by that?

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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was a man who prior to receiving prophet hood, lived a very ordinary life. In what sense?

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, boring for Musa wa ihana Musa Ali has set up the most spoken about person in the Quran, Musa was sent and when he received prophethood, he was a shepherd of sheep. Musa alayhis salam was a man on the outside that people would walk by that would be simply tending to a sheep. Little did he know this man who people would not speak to they would look past him, look away from him not really give him any position. This would become Kaleem Allah, the One who Allah spoke to directly and the most spoken about man in the Quran, Allahu Akbar, think about the Torah in Hunnam and he was just an ordinary separate of sheep were born into that world and he

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has Sarah wo RR and and David King David there was only his Salam was sent and David Wood was a shepherd.

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What Boris to what Ana Aurora Hanuman the early be adjourned, and I was sent. And I Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was just a shepherd I used to shepherd the sheep in a Giotto if you go towards Mecca, if you go to the kava May Allah subhanaw taala grant us all the opportunity to visit in Umrah and Hajj multiple times you will see the area of ageod but also Allah sai Salam said I remember it's like I'm looking at myself, you know, when you grow older, and you see a younger version of yourself. I remember when I used to go there and shepherd sheep for the Quran reads for the pennies, the small coins of the people of Mecca.

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That was my life, an ordinary life.

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And despite an ordinary life, he ascended in this life by extraordinary character, not extraordinary circumstances, extra ordinary character, a saw that, I mean,

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honest, trustworthy. He didn't have a huge bank accounts before Khadija or the Aloha, he didn't tend to huge amounts of inventory.

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He didn't wear fancy clothes, he didn't live in a big house. He didn't speak from a position of power, but saw that. I mean, when he speaks, we know he's going to speak the truth.

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And when he is entrusted, we know that we will be able to trust extraordinary character, not extraordinary circumstances, very ordinary life.

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What does this have to do with my subject today?

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When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam talks about the people of paradise, the majority of the people of paradise aren't and most of our thinking and folklore. They're poor people. They're downtrodden people. They're people that have been looked down upon their people that live difficulty the table's turned, the haves and the have nots, the majority of the have nots in this life become the haves in the Hereafter, and vice versa.

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But then, there's a level with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam

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which is what something that Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu despite being someone who had much wealth, and DeLallo, the Allahu Taala and will be despite being someone who did not have anything at all become both the surrounding of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Alfred Dosen Allah Allah. Why? Because of their extraordinary character that transcends all circumstances. Carla Annie Salatu was Salam

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in I mean, I have become a lawyer. What are Krabi Kamini medicine Yama, Yama, the most beloved of you to me, may Allah make us the beloved of the beloved sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allahumma Amin was a Krabi, Kamini and the closest of you to me on the day of judgments Aksana coma halacha are the people who had the best character you want to be close to the sword allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you want to have an extraordinary Jana have extraordinary character within ordinary life, extra ordinary character and you will be next to him. salAllahu alayhi wa salam. And specifically, what are the two traits of his character that were known by a Sadhak el Amin remember this truthful,

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trustworthy? The two most beautiful characteristics that he had sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, truthful, trustworthy and SubhanAllah. Those two traits are harder to show when you're in difficult circumstances, because the temptation to abandon truth and trustworthiness is more. When you need are you

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can make a reasonable justification within yourself to do so. How many times in the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? Did he have an opportunity to cheat someone Subhanallah you look at even the hijra,

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the migration, the same people that were trying to kill him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam plotting day and night to kill him had their most precious belongings with him it his salon was set up and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam proved to be beyond their expectations. If I'm Abuja hell and I have a watch with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I'm trying to kill the man. I'm gonna say, you know, I'm gonna pretend the watch is gone, right? Rasool allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam leaves behind I don't even know I'll be thought about all the Allah Tada. And when he makes the hijra, and says Go and take, take the Amana the trust of the people back to them, never betrayed

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them, never deceived them. And there is no distance greater from the Prophets lie Selim in this life or the next than that of a deceiver. Men Russia Felice Amina

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men, Russia, Felisa Mina, whoever deceives is not one of us, not worthy of being from the ummah of Rasulullah sallallahu It was Sunday,

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not in this life or in the next and so the Allah Tala animal says Maha Baba now Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam ala THON la Eman Allamanda amanatullah Hola, Dena Lima manera de la.

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That every time the prophets like someone give us a heartbeat when he'd give us a sermon, he would say there is no faith for the one who does not speak truth, who cannot be trusted. And there is no religion for the one who cannot uphold the covenants. The furthest from the Prophet slicin When you get in this life or the next is when you betrayed his two most prominent characteristics, truthful, trustworthy Assad. I mean, you can't be from the Assad Amin and then be known for everything but silicon Ananna.

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Cheating the people for what? An extra coin, an extra position.

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Cheating the people when you own a palace, because the betrayal of Amana comes at leadership. Your bank account already has hundreds of millions of dollars and you go and you cheat the people and you take hundreds and millions more why? What do you gain from Allah subhanaw taala How are you from the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how can you claim to be from the ummah of Assad, Amin

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and to the people in whatever position you are in the highest or the lowest how?

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And subhanAllah I give you this hadith, which will Lucky is one of the most hopeful Hadith, in my opinion, in my opinion, one of the most hopeful Hadith in all of the body of Hadith literature, you know what it is? Oh, sorry, the Padre or the Allahu taala. And he said, that was so allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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A Tagil, Amin, a Sado

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a merchants a person who's going about earning their day to day, which is the majority of people earning their day to day living, who is truthful, and who is trustworthy. They speak the truth. They don't lie about what they're selling. They don't. They don't speak untruths, about their products to get a better deal. I mean, they can be entrusted they don't deceive.

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A touch of a Saduak Amin marinara Bean was the clean was shahada,

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the profit slice and I'm said that on the Day of Judgment,

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that honest, truthful, trustworthy merchants is going to be in Jannah. With the Prophets with the Prophets and the murders. And the truthful people assert the clean Allahu Akbar.

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You imagine when we're all in Jana May Allah subhanaw taala as he gathered us here in his messages on the day of Jamal may he gather us in it for the dose of Arella in the highest level of Jana Allah. I mean, when you're going around in Ghana and you're meeting the people on that highest level, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam and Musa alayhis salam and Dawood Islam and Ibrahim alayhi salam, and then from the companions of the Prophet, Sly Salam, Abu Bakr and Omar and Earthman, and Ali, and then from the shahada, the martyrs Hamza or the Allahu Taala animal, Mr. Abdullah, the Allahu Tada, animal, you're meeting these amazing human beings

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and amongst them

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average ordinary people with extraordinary character, may Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst them Allahumma Amin Akula polio there was stuff a lot of you definitely sat next to me and first of all in order for him

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of him, did he not you know, but I mean, whatever you want, you know what I mean? Whenever

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Have people to monoterpene last Sunday was selling robotica Abdi Kota Sudha Mohamed salah, and it was a little while early he was starting to sell into steam and Kathira the brothers and sisters, these are the people that become so close and so near to our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Zach Aloha favorite product Luffy

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these are the people who become so close to our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa Salam on the Day of Judgment, despite not having anything extra ordinary in this life. And I want you to look at your own life. And there are two lessons that we learn in this regard. Subhan Allah as we try to ascend just with our basic day to day when the prophets lie Selim says, that attack your unlimited amount Rafi che Do not be little, a small good deed. Do you know how Allah looks at you?

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When you go about your day to day life, and you do so with honesty and dignity and integrity, because you want to be with Assad, Amin? Do you know how proud was allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will be of you on the Day of Judgment. When you meet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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and he knows that you upheld that high character. The barrier of entry into that highest level of Paradise is not like the barriers of this life. Subhan Allah with something so small, you can mean so much to Allah subhanho wa Taala you can become so near to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam. And sometimes we might feel ourselves to be unworthy or unworthy. How can we be in the league of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam and Musa alayhis salam, and there would be Sudan, and these companions and these great human beings, how can we be in their league because we look at our own lives. And it's not like we're doing such amazing things.

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But Jana, is for people, of iman, people of faith, and people of character.

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So long as you're able to hold on to that, watch what Allah subhanho wa Taala gives to you, as a reward, And subhanAllah to merge the two In conclusion, because sometimes you'll be going about living your ordinary life. And then an extraordinary difficulty will hit you and you will wish for the life you used to have.

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Right? You complain about life today. And then something happens to you or your family. And then tomorrow. Your Jana on Earth would be the life that you had yesterday. If only I could go back to that. I wasn't happy when I was there. But if only I could go back to that and then Allah subhanaw taala take something from you.

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And we were taught by the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa salam Allah majority female so it was lovely hiraman Allahumma giorni female so you Bertie was roughly Phelan min Oh ALLAH compensate me for my trial. And give me what is better than that. This is one the extraordinary happens to you. When the difficulty happens to you when the circumstance hits you. You put your trust in Allah subhana wa Tada for an extraordinary award and you just say give me better than its, you don't ask Allah to give it to you in this dunya you don't ask Allah to not give it to you in this dunya you don't quantify what you're asking Allah, you just say Oh Allah, I lost something, oh Allah give me

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something better. And in that process, what Allah will give you is so much greater because you dealt with an extraordinary loss

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with patience. And so you ask for hyaluron min. Something that is better than it.

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And then you have the intentional day to day.

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Man Takashi and dilla out was a hula hoop so you don't mean whoever leaves something for Allah, Allah will give something that is much better in return. Whoever leaves something for Allah. This is really applicable to the day to day of what we do. You know what, it's not worth this extra amounts to teach someone and get a better deal in this dunya it's not worth the lie. It's not worth the oath. It's not worth the sweeter vacation or something I can now put on my house or put on my car. It's not worth any comfort in this life. I'll leave it And subhanAllah you are dealing with Rob you're dealing with the Lord who rewards Saba charity and most people give charity from their extra

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they give charity from what they have extra who rewards charity by up to 700 and more and more and more alive, multiplies charity you give Allah subhanaw taala in charity. This much. Allah turns it into mountains of gold on the day of judgment, and the only difficulty you have to face when you're giving charity

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Tea in that moment is what the forsaking of usually what is disposable, usually something that is extra. But when it comes to your day to day dealings where you're sick and your Amana will be tested where your truck trustworthiness, your truthfulness will be tested in your family or your community or your employments. And that moment you forego, not even $1 less than $1 something that cannot even be quantified financially, something that I've put on the scale would be point 00001 Imagine what Allah will turn that into of extraordinary reward on his knees on on his scale on the day of judgment, because you have combined an imam the belief in Allah, in Allahu wa Rosa will overturn

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Mateen Allah is the One who provides I know that in my heart that's to hate monotheism, I'll tell you that I know Allah is the One who provides so I will never cheat Allah subhanho wa Taala out of the provider trying to provide for myself. And then you combine that with being like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Asad Amin, who used to just trade and shepherd for a few coins on the outskirts of Ed's yards, on the outskirts of Mecca over there.

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May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah make us of people that always seek what is better, and that always do what is better? May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah never allow us to trade of the akhirah and purchase what is of this dunya May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the best of this life and the best of the hereafter and protect us from the fire of hell. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us not just Jana, but Alfred Dosen Allah the highest level, not because we deserve it, but because it is befitting to his generosity, that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah would take people like us and put us in a league in a level with the prophets and the Sidney Fein and the shahada May Allah subhanaw

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