The knots whispers sticks – stones of Shaytan
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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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 blessed path until the day of judgment. We ask Allah to make us amongst them, Allah, I mean, the brothers and sisters, I'm going to get right into it, because it is a long topic, but one that is so specifically relevant to Ramadan. And that is the topic of the impact of the shale clean upon us the impact of the devil's and when we talk about the impact of the shale clean we know that one of the blessings of Ramadan is
that Allah subhanho wa Taala chains, the shale clean and we've talked about in previous hilltop, what that exactly means according to various interpretations of the scholars but at the bare minimum, they are limited in the impact that they can have upon us once Ramadan comes. So what that means is imagine being a prisoner whose sole purpose is to ruin someone and you know that you're about to be put in chains. How hard are you going to be working in the 10 days or two weeks before you go into that prison to make sure that you leave enough seeds of discord and distractions that that person cannot meaningfully connect to Allah in a way that when you come out, you will not have
the same impact. So the shayateen will be extremely busy in Shaban in these next 10 days in particular as we await Ramadan Allah who remember living out on Milan, oh Allah allow us to reach Ramadan Allahumma Amin. And so as they are particularly busy, I wanted to run through a few narrations where the prophets of Allah Ani was some talks about the tactics of Shavonne and some of the underlying things that we can take from it, because they're actually incredibly empowering. You know, usually, there's a sense of you talk about the sales lead, it's going to just instill a lot of paranoia and oh my god, I can't succeed because the shale cleaner out there know every time the
prophets of Allah ru Salam talks to us about the impact of the shayateen the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gives us a way to overcome them. So that we understand in everybody laser like any human some time, as Allah says, My servants as for my servants, you have no control over them, except for those that willingly follow you. So what are the underlying themes and I'm going to run through them and I want you to try to identify in your own life, your own interaction with them. First and foremost. Anicet nomadic Radi Allahu Tada narrates that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say said in a shape on while they're on hotma who Anna Colombini Adam for indica Allah
finesse we're in nasiha il tecoma caliber who for that he can was was Al Hannahs the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Verily shaped line is lying overweight, over the heart of the child of Adam. He's waiting right over your heart. Think about the last few weeks well, we've been talking about your thoughts, your heart protecting them. So say fun is right there waiting over your heart to see when he can get in. He's waiting for the opportunity to ambush and what is that ambush? That Ambush is when you forget Allah subhanho wa Taala How can I wait for him to forget so I can penetrate that moment. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, if you remember ALLAH, he
sinks away, he can't do anything he has to retreat. He has absolutely nothing to get into. If you remember ALLAH, because that's your fortress is the remembrance of Allah in your heart, and your words and your deeds, the places in which Allah is remembered. Shavon is just not finding an opening. But the moment that you forget to say font will devour your heart. And that is and what suas al canas the whisper and the one who retreats he waits for the moment that you forget Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, so he can penetrate. So a space or a place including the heart and the mind, where Allah is not remembered is right for the shape on. He's waiting for it. So obviously, when you
remember ALLAH, that he doesn't have much of a place to go, and every night before you sleep the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said yeah Aikido shape or Allah coffee or tea or ROTC or haidakhan either who anom Tada look at that every night when you sleep gets on top of your head and he ties these three knots. And as he ties these things, three knots, yobbery will mechanically rock that inner Lake and yobbery buku coulomb I can put it in my car calm yo believable mechanic Coulier aka he strikes the police of every night. And as he ties every night he says chalet can even Tallinn
You have a long night ahead of you, you work so hard today. Sleep, sleep, make sure that you go deep into your sleep. You have a long night ahead of you what a long day that you had already. Go ahead and sleep and sleep deep, deep deep so that you don't wake up for prayer for interstate father further further Corolla in handlettered.
If you wake up and you remember Allah one of the knots comes loose for intoa in handla terracotta and then if you make we'll do another knot comes loose the installer in Khaled rock. And if you pray, then the last of the three Rocha the last of the three knots comes loose, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said for us by Hannah Shiite and tayyiba knifes were Illa us Bahasa bathe and FC Caslen. So you wake up fresh, pure, sold energetic spirits. You undid all three knots, because you remember Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, you did will do and you went to the prayer, you came to your Salah, and you know the difference between the days you miss budget, and the days that
you don't, in fact, you know the difference, especially the days that you pray, fetch it in the masjid and you're fresh, and the days that you even barely catch it. But there is a difference in your energy. There's a difference in your spirit as you're waking up right as you're going through those days. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as he's sharing this with us, what is the underlying theme? If not Josie Rahim? Allah says the main tool of shaitan is procrastination. Wait, he didn't tell you don't pray when he went to sleep at night. He said, prolong your sleep. He didn't tell you Salah is not important. Don't remember Allah don't do although says what a long day you've
had Shalaka Leyland believes Sleep, sleep, put off your prayer. It's okay, the time will come. And that is how Shavon corrupts all of our acts of worship when we know at least here that worship is important in that we have to do what we have to do, then Shavon can merely mess with our priorities. He can merely mess with us by making us procrastinate. And isn't that the cause of failure for a person? Right in their personal affairs as well. I know what to do, but I don't really do it because, well, I've had a long day. I know I shouldn't be doing this but I'm stuck in this. I know that I shouldn't be making this change in my life. But you know, everyone else around me does it
too. So I can wait. A sense of urgency is put off of you. And that is a disease that is a disease may Allah protect us from it with our overcoming of sins. When we we know we're committing a sin? I know I have the sin. It's not as bad as that person sin. Everyone else does it anyway. It's okay. I can wait maybe next Ramadan this summer, but I didn't really feel it inside who told you you're going to live to see the next one? Hold on? Who told you you're going to live to see the next tomorrow? The next day? But in your mind that subconscious? Yeah, I know, I could be doing this obligation a little bit better. But you don't have to do that. At least I'm doing something. I'm
kind of doing this obligation so I can put off fulfilling it later on. Besides, look at everyone else around me. I have time procrastination, that's what sapiens is gonna come he's not, you know, he's not going to immediately corrupt your ideas or standards. He'll just break your spirits and busy you and mess with your priorities. So you keep putting stuff off putting stuff off putting stuff off, and then listen to this. What is the connection between the whispers and the knots? And the personal and the interpersonal meaning there's a deep connection between that and family and community as well. Listen to this narration instead of telling me the job it'll the law and rule
says that the Prophet sites and I'm said in a che Atlanta, but yet ISA and Yagoda who Elmo saloon when I can photography bainham Shaitan has given up hope that he can take people who pray to Allah and make them pray to him. He's lost hope and you in that sense, he knows that you pray or that you at least know that you should be worshiping Allah. So what does he do instead, he visits you with busies you with each other? To have he been let me create discord and fitna amongst them, so that they can fight each other because they're not worshiping Me. But if they fight each other, at least there'll be too busy them to worship Allah and that will give me more entrance to penetrate And
subhanAllah that's where you see the incitements procrastination, and then incitement between his Eva between the servants of Allah subhanho wa taala. And have you ever gone to sleep at night and you wonder like, why am I suddenly getting all these bad thoughts about my family? Why am I suddenly thinking like, I'm getting mad about something. As I'm, I'm in bed. I'm just starting to think about that. And I'm thinking about I can't believe she said that to me. I can't believe he did this. And you're sitting at night and you're boiling. Listen to this narration above mama are the Allahu Anhu narrates and it's the Sahil narration. He says in a bliss. I'm sorry. He says in the shape honor
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Come by Dima Jeffrey Chu who Who were you hey you noona where you hey you owner. He said that Shavon comes to you at night after you've gone asleep. He said good night to your family. What you hey, you know, they already you know they gave you a sense of good wishes you know at least even if it's just a courtesy Good night Good night. See you tomorrow. Good night, Baba. Good night, Mama. Good night, honey, whatever it may be. So Shavon comes to you. And obviously, there's there's a symbolism here. Carla, you will Kiana Hill rude. I will hedgerow O'Shea. Leo Lieber who are early he was think about the imagery of this, he starts throwing rocks at you and sticks at you and anything to incite you,
against your family. To get you mad at your family. You ever woke up from bad dream and you got mad at your spouse, mad at your kids? You're going to sleep at night and you're boiling, and you're getting angry. And now unfortunately, you can just pick up the phone and text. I'm getting really upset. I can't believe you said that. So you start boiling in your thoughts. Instead of remembering Allah at night. You're getting mad at your friend, you're getting mad at your family member. So of all Mamelodi Allahu taala. And he says for either words, or the daddy fella Yaga Baba, he Liana whom and I'm going to shape on he said, when that happens to you don't get mad at your family. Don't fall
for it. So while he's tying knots on your head to distract you, from Allah to to get you to procrastinate. He's also saying can you believe he said that to you? Can you believe she said that to you? Wow, you know, you should do something about that. So not only are you putting off the worship of Allah and the remembrance of Allah, you're boiling in bed, like imagine if someone was standing on top of you throwing rocks at you poking you and saying go do something, say something. And then Subhanallah you know, it's like, instead of going to sleep at night, like the profit slice I'm taught us to clear our hearts and forgive people and that's your entrance into agenda. You're
filling your heart with anger. And now it's just pick up a phone, send a text, make it worse, go ahead and compound the situation. All the while. You have less time for the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala I'll share with you this last narration inshallah just because of time, and it is a powerful narration. And I want you to think about it because again, something like these things always hit right before Ramadan. It's like now why now like there's always the fitna and, and things just start hitting you before Ramadan. It's like this is the worst time it can happen, right? This narration, every time I read it, I think about the imagery of it. Carla Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam Iblees, a yellow bar where Asha who Alana IBLEES sets up His throne upon water. Why does he do that? To try to imitate the Lord of the Worlds whose throne encompasses all things. So He sets up His throne, right? Like I am. I am my own person. That's his ego, his arrogance. And then he starts to call his followers to him for dinner who men who men Zilla Obama, whom fitna Pamela, the prophets, like some said, the closest people to Bliss when he sits on his throne on water in the shale theater next to him is the one who causes the most fitna. That's what bliss loves the most. The opposite. The prophets, I said, I'm said the closest of you, to me, on the day of judgment are
those that have the best o'clock, the best character, the closest Shayateen to Bliss, when he's talks to his followers are the ones that cause the most fitna. So he then starts to say, he says, Tell me what you all did. You had you had a home fire call of al Qaeda, al Qaeda. So one of them says, I did this, and I did that. And it really says, muscle tissue. It's nothing. Next, what did you do? So the shale clean start to tell Iblees the corruption that they caused on the earth. And then he says some may Gee, are you home for your coal natural rock to hit for work to bring in a whole ouabain Emirati he, Carla for you near for your knee human who were called near him and
slash shape and says I stepped on him until I caused him to split from his family.
I caused the breakup.
And then Billy says Come here. He says what a good father what a good follower you are, what a good what a good shape on you are and he embraces him. I like you the best messed up the marriage messed up the relationship. And that's not to say Dear brothers and sisters that there aren't real reasons sometimes for for splits. And that's not to escape responsibility when we do the things and then we say fine, he was telling his followers, didn't you hear the Hadith? No, I mean, take responsibility, but that's to say, how happy he becomes when he pollutes that when he messes up families, tears us apart from each other. Don't fall for it. That's the connection between the personal the
interpersonal, the family, the community, to busy us with each other and negativity so that we can't long for Allah subhanaw taala and pursue him with positivity and productivity. May Allah fill out
Our hearts with the love of Him. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah not give the shape on any opening into our hearts or our lives with his whispers or his knots or his stones or whatever it is in Ramadan or outside of Ramadan. May Allah allow us to remember him so frequently that the shape and finds no place within us. May Allah protect us as individuals from him, protect our homes from him, protect our communities from him, and allow us to be engaged with what is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allahumma Amin Okorocha we have those topological companies that are missing infrastructural in the whole the whole ravine.
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