The Status of a Believer
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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So now it comes along salatu salam ala Rasulillah while Ali he was like to be a man Well,
first of all to honor those who Allah subhana wa Tada has honored is part of the edit of what we learned from this Deen so mashallah all of the great elements that are here the scholars, the teachers, of students and the students of knowledge that are here my loss pants, I bless you all, nothing Allahu vicco May Allah continue to benefit through you and elevate you, the pioneers that are here that have built these facilities and these organizations and these Institute's that have come together. May Allah reward all of the organizers, may Allah reward the volunteers. I mean, make sure that you thank the volunteers y'all have been giving random applause like every five seconds
here. That's the problem was set up the LA masala is
he's making you give a round of applause for your round of applause like
but make sure you thank the volunteers on your way out as well. And mashallah, indeed it is a blessed gathering
of Allah, when brother was saying that it feels like COVID is over
COVID has been over in Texas for two years. So this is pretty common in Texas, but I recognize the significance here in Canada at Hamdulillah. And I pray that Allah subhanaw taala allow this to be an accepted gathering from assault Lama, I mean,
the topic that I have is about the value of the movement, the value of the believer in the sight of Allah subhanho wa taala.
And I want to take a step back and analyze this purely through the Quran. With the few moments that I have, when he talks about the value of the believer, the moment in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala there are two levels to that discussion, the aroma, the sanctity of the believer and the Manziel, the station of the believer, they are related, but they're not exactly the same thing. Now when we talk about the sanctity of human life, in the sense of how Allah subhanho wa Taala has put so much emphasis in the Quran and we find in the sunnah of our messenger SallAllahu Sallam an emphasis on not taking a life or harming someone without just cause. That is because of the rights
that Allah azza wa jal has assigned to everything and everyone around us but then you talk about the sanctity of the believer the value the believer holds in the sight of Allah subhana wa Tada. Allah azza wa jal says, After these many verses inserted for con Rebadow Rahman, the verses about the servants of the Most Merciful where we recite the qualities of the servants of the Most Merciful, put in my era, but will become Robbie Lola DualCom, a Lola de Monaco say what value do you have in the sight of your Lord except for your DUA except for your supplication? I'm loving my bustle the low tide I know my son, meaning your Eman your faith is what gives you value in the sight of Allah
Subhana Allah sanctity in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala and that Herma that is established for the believer that sanctity is a baseline sanctity the scholars mentioned and I want you to think about the moment will soon allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam standing in front of the cap on the tents of the hijab, in his only homage after his pilgrimage or after his Hijra to El Medina had just heard with their the farewell hedge and the Prophet slice. I'm looking at the cabinet and addressing the cab, and he's not really addressing the cab but he's addressing the people that hear him addressing the cab. I'll sacred Are you and I'm going to paraphrase the Hadith for the sake of time,
how sacred Are you? How beautiful are you? How pure are you, but the sanctity, the Herma the sanctity of the believer is greater in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala than you their honor their property, their lives, not Allah. Can you imagine a person meeting Allah Subhana Allah on the Day of Judgment with the crime of headsman Aqaba of destroying the carrabba How many people will meet Allah subhanaw taala with the crime of destroying the honor of a believer of harming people with their tongue because this tongue breaks down people worse than what would happen if someone was to physically break down the carrabba and we will be accountable May Allah subhanaw taala protect us
from meeting Allah subhanaw taala with that Allahumma Amin that's the baseline. That's not the Valley of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. That's not the person, the person who excels that's just the movement, the sanctity of the believer in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala when we talk about Philistine May Allah subhanaw taala liberate Aqsa Allahumma Amin the sanctity of our mother, who is being kneed in the face by a settler scumbag on her way to Masjid Al Aqsa and hanging on holding on to her must have holding on to her thick
To the sanctity of our uncle the sanctity of our father, the sanctity of our brother, our sister, the sanctity of our child and Aqsa under the boots of occupation is greater than the sanctity of a laksa itself, the sanctity of a believer
and as much as a person increases in emaan in faith, then that sanctity increases in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala as well
until it reaches an orderly Walia down to who will help.
Whoever takes our lead of mine someone who is very beloved to Allah subhanaw taala a Friend of Allah may Allah make us amongst them. When you say what's when Lenny fee mentor, we're late. You're asking Allah for and you're Whitson. Take me as a Willie, take me as a friend of yours. Oh Allah. So when Lenny fee mentor we're late. Monica.
Oh, well I'm talking and Allah subhanaw taala says Do you not believe Do you not have Eman already? Allah Bella when I can the ultimate in Nickleby horse I believe, but that my heart may be may be put at ease yeah Allah I am challenging these people, idol worshippers, tyrants all of these people with the hedger with the proof of Allah subhanho wa Taala that's been given to me. But yeah Allah. I'm not asking you can you give life to the dead the way that the idolatrous do? I'm asking you to show me Give me a glimpse of Allah of how you give life to the dead and Allah says do you not believe first I believe Bella will not kill me up my in Nickleby but that my heart be put at ease. And as
I've been Ambassador Allah Tala and whom Allah says so that I can have zyada to Iman and increase of Eman upon Iman grow my faith. Ibrahim on Islam Allah has studied let my Eman grow
and then you know if you are watching someone that is beloved to you doing something on your behalf and they didn't know that you saw that or that you heard about that.
Let's take a journey through the Quran for a moment.
Allah subhana wa Tada says, alum Tara eidl The
Jabra Hema fi rhombi and hula hula molk
Did you not see the person name rude the tyrant.
Now Allah is watching his friends, his loved one Ibrahim Ali Salam confronting Nimra with the tyrants
and he's challenging Allah subhanho wa Taala and his name is not even worthy of being mentioned. Man who thought so highly of himself. He simply Allah the Hajj Ibrahima for Europe be the one who challenged Ibrahim in regards to his Lord that he claimed sovereignty
Rahim ani his Salam says to him
Rob be a lovey while you need call Anna are you what will me Rahim Allah Salam says My Lord is the one who gives life and gives death he said I give life and I give death. The movement the believer Ibrahim ani has Salam standing in front of this tyrant who is so empty on the inside. You know they say tyrants try to overcompensate with ridiculous antics. They try to do all sorts of things to overcompensate for the emptiness and insecurity they feel on the inside. So what is this powerful man do a cowardly thing he brings him in who was destined to be killed or who was supposed to be executed. He says you go free and he brings a completely innocent man and he kills him.
See, I give life and I give Duff kala Ibrahim Ufa in Allaha TV Shamcey Mina mercenary pizza TV ha Minalima rib Rahim Allah Islam says Allah brings the sun from the east so bring it from the west Babu hate Allah the calf out and he was completely completely baffled, last humiliated disgraced. While la hula Yeah, they will melt one you mean Allah does not guide the transgressors?
Here you have imagine Allah says LM Tara, did you see Allah azza wa jal is watching his friend Ibrahim it is Saddam who in private would ask him show me. Show me how you give life to the dead and Allah azza wa jal confirms that and gives Ibrahim Ali Salam an experiment to show him how he gives life to the dead. But now Ibrahim already set up challenging this tyrants.
And Ibrahim alayhis salam tells him go ahead and alternate
the night and the day the way that you claim and that man was completely left empty. I have no way to compensate for this weakness that I have an Abraham
Imani has said I'm grew and his mom was Allah subhanaw taala he grew in his station with Allah subhanho wa taala. And with every one of these incidents that we read about our father Ibrahim is around, he's growing in his station. Now, go to early Emraan.
Allah Subhana Allah says, who they learn money mamani kill Mulkey to kill mold karma Tasha,
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last panel data says say oh my lord, you give sovereignty to whom you will, and you take it away from whom you will, and you honor whom you will, and you disgrace whom you will
be a decal higher. In your hand is all good in the camera couldn't be shaken cardio, barely. You have power over all things. And Allah, this reality, we're going to do a little n 30 for 30 here, all right, early Madani reality. People scoffed at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he said one day, this Light of Mine is not just going to reach Mecca, Medina, it's going to reach the Romans and the Persians, it is going to reach the entire world. And the keys of all of those kingdoms will be given to the amount of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and they scoffed at him. They mocked him, what do you think you are?
And the prophets I send them with full faith with full Iman doesn't stutter when he talks to Soraka bumalik? Well, the Allahu Taala animal and tells him about the days to come, doesn't show any hesitation or lack of confidence when he says that one day this will come to pass. And some of the amount they say in an added richness to this with the mockery that some of them said, Why did Allah make you a prophet, he could have made us a prophet, whether that was the tribes in Medina from the people of the book that thought that the prophet should be from Bani Israel and you don't get to choose that or whether it was Abu jahaan and the people that the two mighty men of five who said,
Why you Allah could have given it to us instead, if Allah is distributing his milk meaning his noble work, why not us? Should have given it to us instead.
And Allah tells the prophets lie some in the believers by extension, Cooley Lahoma monocle milk Marley caramel cinnamon come unto you give it to whom you what you take it away from whom you want. Who is this woman Tasha? You're the one who gives honor. You're the one who disgraces big can hide in a Corolla cliche in cardio to leisurely laugh in a hurry. Want to Legion held off in Lee? What did the Brahim or Islam challenge Nimrod with? Oh alternate the night and the day. Here we say oh Allah you alternate night and day.
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what was the initial challenge? You give life to the dead and you give death to the living.
You are the one who controls life and death. You are the one who controls night and day. And that is the proof by which the believer continues to connect themselves to the giver of all things, and the giver of all things gives relative to Eman
relative to the increase of faith. Because the more eemaan you have,
the more you view Allah subhanaw taala as being greater and being the giver and the Bestower the more you humble yourself to Allah subhanaw taala the more you humble yourself to Allah the more he honors you. And the more that everything around you,
as destabilize and destabilizing as it may seem,
starts to freeze.
Now Subhanallah you move to the end of sorts earlier, I'm Ron, and you have another Madani reality, the post or the reality. You know I've said this many times that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if you only took his Sierra, you could author every single leadership book in the world about the qualities of a leader post or there's a pivotal moment and also lost my son lost some very close people to him. And the prophets lie some of them almost lost his own life and people flood or hurt no will people made
mistake they flipped over. They weren't the hypocrites. The hypocrites already turned their back before they even started on the profit side sudden he's we're believers in a moment of weakness. And at that moment are soulless I still am you know what he could have done you know what a tyrant would have done. A tyrant would have made all of those that flood where a certain type of garment for a week lash them in public humiliate them. Say I lost Hamza because of you. I lost Mossad because of you. I lost Abdullah projection because of you.
Is that what happens? No. Allah subhanaw taala forgives them. Not only that, in a post ahould reality, well Allah to Hainault Allah has no one to model alone in Kuhn to meaning so beautiful. Well, that's how he knew don't weaken. If most of us here I'm like afraid to translate Quran right NASA read the clear plan for proper translations. And go to the tattletale app for to find your the place the place that I'm reciting, there's two plugs in 100. I'm done. I'll collect from both of you afterwards.
Your eyes of course,
this verse in a post reality, so profound, while attacking you know, do not weaken.
And Taino refers to the physical manifestation of power and strength. And refers more to that which is to come like there's still a lot more to come here. You still have a lot of a lot ahead of you. What in the world allows more money when Zachary or Islam says I've withered away on the inside? My bones have weakened. Do not we can do not become defeated when I tell you no one else has no and don't grieve over the past, the sadness that you feel in the heart, the guilt, the, you know, the second guessing, Kelly Metallo if I would have done this, and I would have done that Hamza would still be alive, most of them will still be alive. You know, I come from a country where we have and
I'm not joking here. I mean, being real. It is one of the most disgraceful elements of a society more mass shootings than days in the year. And oftentimes you read this this statistics on survivor's guilt. survivor's guilt, people that will actually kill themselves. There are some mass shootings, where you have more suicides in the aftermath of the shooting by the survivors than the actual casualties of the shooting. Imagine the survivor's guilt and
imagine like I saw Hamza will be alone who fall I saw Musab fall I saw the best people fall. And Allah says Allah He know when our taxes and Tamil alone, you are the highest, you are the best community and don't be demoralized and paralyzed for what is to come. Nor paralyze yourself with grief over that which has passed on to an Ilona in quantum meaning
you are the highest, you are the best community. You are the most beloved community to Allah in Quinton, meaning, so long as you are believers,
so long as you are believers.
And Allah, our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us that there is victory in defeat so long as belief was not lost.
And that's why in that moment, the mockery of the mustard McKean of the disbelievers on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Abu Bakr and Omar the Allah Tala and Huma are standing back then are heard beat up, battered, bloodied.
And they're yelling out, and they're claiming victory, because this was the only sense of victory they could possibly have. Because their reality is so empty. It's restricted to this life. They were not there for a lunch or an ERISA or hobo, like they claim they weren't there for their idols. They were there because their egos were bruised, and they worship their egos and their egos were hurt after better.
That's why they were there. Their only victory happens in this life because they didn't even believe in an afterlife. So what an empty existence, they actually had nothing to look forward to. Nothing to fulfill them. And so the only way that could fill that emptiness and that insecurity was through material victories and wins. And so when they call out for victory, what's the answer? Guys don't get it. Our dead are in paradise. You're dead are in hellfire. You're celebrating here, this victory of yours hammers all the low tide and who has already seen his place in Jannah with the first strike so you the show had up Musavat all the low tide and who has already seen that agenda? The shahada
are already living a new reality and you're sitting here crying
mean victory, our debt are in paradise, your debt are on the fire.
Wait a minute, that's not the answer we were seeking. So let's try the chance about our idols as don't get it, Allahu Molana Allah.
Allah is our protector, you have no protector.
You know what we learned there? They weren't undefeated, they were victorious because they didn't lose Iman. They lost lives. They lost wealth, they lost security, they had to rebuild quite a bit to get themselves ready for the next phase. But when I tell you know what, I don't know what until Atlona in quantum meaning, you are the highest community in the sight of God, so long as you remain people of Imam so long as you have belief, meaning what if you win, but you lose your iman, then you're actually low in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala you have lost
and this is an admonishment to our community. That when you seek material gains and advancements, as a minority community, don't lose your Eman in the process. That's not victory. That's not victory. That's not advancement. That's not progress. Progress is to is to make progress with your faith intact. And to start to transform society around you with your faith, not to be transformed by your society with your faith withering away, no material progress is going to fill that emptiness or fill that status gap with Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna
progresses with faith.
Because sanctity is with faith, because elevation is with faith. And as long as that faith is intact and grows, then we are making progress on the sight of Allah subhanaw taala we are being elevated. There are no shortcuts to being a leader of Allah subhanaw taala there are no shortcuts to advancement, you have to take the long road, the difficult road, and Allah will make it easy for you, because the reward will be worth the struggle.
So keep at it.
You know what Allah sponsor passes through to the Buddha which
Allah has habit of dude.
You know, the humiliation of the mannequins, when the prophets lie Selim, Abu Bakr and Omar or the Allahu taala. And who could still have that clarity, in the midst of all of that, not even a moment of clarity was lost to have that clarity in the midst of that, by the way, that clarity exists in Gaza.
Let me tell you something, people here will have a faith crisis, talking about what's happening to the people of Gaza, the people of visit are increasing in their Iman because of what's happening to the people of Gaza.
I was talking to a distant cousin of mine from Allah was telling me how, you know, they were anticipating after this racist flag March that they had on Jerusalem, they were hoping for some sort of a skirmish so they could change the tune change the narrative from the murder, the shameless murder of Sedena Baraka so they were hoping for something they were hoping to start up both sides wars so that they could provoke the American government and the Canadian government. Your government is just as terrible as our government when it comes to Palestine. They equally stink.
he was saying, the only concern they they have when the airstrikes come and the bombings come is how they're going to get some budget at the next day.
These people don't delay a salon, they don't delay a wedding. They just put them all together, something we should probably try on the West as well. You know, instead of the individual expensive weddings, that they are growing in their faith, they're not losing,
not to Zanotta if atonement, almighty mon serene, liable, Roman cuddler home upon this, there is a group of people from my own mother always supported, they are not. They are not saddened. They are not harmed by those who turn their backs on them because they are not turning to the world for help. They're turning to Allah subhanaw taala for victory and elevation. There's a quality inside of them. It's the final eemaan Different Manziel the elevation of faith, the elevation of a station, and so they see themselves as making progress. And they're coming close to Allah subhana wa Tada they have not withered so why are you withering? They are not in crisis. Why are you in crisis for them?
They're telling you to stop but to they're telling you to have about to have firmness with them. They're telling you we're okay because we are coming closer to Allah subhana wa Tada What does Allah spawns hotelston Susana budaj.
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Allah azza wa jal says those who put the believers look at the Wasp look at the characteristics that Allah is drawing upon. Those who put the believers to trial and did not repent will have a grievious punishment ahead of them. No material victory can put off the eternal torment that awaits.
So those who put the believers to test to trial as hobble of dude, a group of innocent people thrown into a ditch and lit on fire,
to Melania Tubu and they don't repent so Allah is opening the door to them to repent, but Lahoma Agha Johanna Well, oh my god, we'll have you in a Lavina one AMILO slaley Hi Tila Han Jun not touch uremia takhti.
Those who believe and work deeds of righteousness have paradise beneath which rivers flow then he can infozone Kebede. That is the great success.
Because their Imam was not burned in that fire. Therefore the reward for their Iman is preserved. Those people that put them to torment did not have the quality of faith that guarantees them that safety and that security and that elevation in that station with their Lord. It's a man that raises you up, it's faith that raises you up and the more that your faith rises, the more that everything in the world starts to make sense. And with two things in this regard, the Prophet SAW Selim told us that there would come a time that a person would wake up in the morning, a Moltmann a believer and they go to sleep at nights without belief, a disbeliever and vice versa. You go to sleep a believer,
you wake up a disbeliever. And so Eman is there sometimes and it's not there sometimes. That's not because Allah subhanaw taala is playing with our hearts. That's not because Allah subhanaw taala is oppressing us or wronging us. That's when your Eman becomes so flimsy, due to you conditioning your faith upon material things.
I had a good day at work, I'm going to sleep on it Hamdulillah I had a bad day at work we're going to sleep with I don't know if God exists.
I mean, this is the this is the variation Right? you condition your iman upon material success, whereas the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught you to believe in Allah without condition and as a reward for believing in Allah without condition, your condition would perpetually improve until you meet Allah subhanaw taala and eternal bliss.
That's the the deal. The deal in Medina with the messenger SallAllahu Sallam and the unsolved was what?
Even though the prophets lie Selim was talking about Rome and Persia and Islam spreading throughout the world. The prophets lie some of them did not say to the unsought I'm going to turn Medina or I'm going to turn yesterday I've been to a world class city. I'm going to build you an airport and maybe one day a clock tower here to you know, all types of all types of worldly promises. All of these people are going to come to you, Medina is going to have hotels and gardens wait to use none of that.
What is he promised them
in exchange for Iman, Jana paradise. The other stuff is secondary. The other stuff is bonus. The other stuff is bonus. The brothers and sisters on Allah. I wasn't going to I've never mentioned this in a public lecture, even though I took permission from the family, one of the prisoners of the Holy Land foundation HLF five, that was shut down in the United States, one of the five HLF five prisoners I was performing an account of his son
a few months ago.
they were playing a message from prison.
One of the things about the United States the US prison system is they seek to dehumanize you in every single way possible to a point that you can't play the message of a man without every few seconds it stopping and saying this is a collect call from this prison.
This is a call from this prison. You imagine playing on the loudspeakers where people are dressed up nicely and people are celebrating a beautiful moment with Allah Subhana Allah and with each other and they're playing the message. May Allah subhanaw taala free those who are unjustly imprisoned, everyone say Amin, may Allah free those who are unjustly imprisoned, everyone say I mean, they're playing his message and he's talking to his son he's giving his son and I'll see
This is a man in prison now for almost two decades for a crime he didn't commit
and he says to his son over that call
he says Learn to compromise and everything except your dean
well law he said that sentence so it's kind of like a man from prison. And he says Learn to compromise in everything except for your deen
learn to be a humble easygoing person. compromise with your ego. compromise with your day. compromise with the harms and the things that the world presents towards the don't compromise your email.
That was the Do I have been Mr. Little the Allahu Tada I'm home and I want you all to remember it. Allahumma inni Luca Eman and your alternate Allahumma inni Luca Iman and your alternate Allahumma in the LUCA Eman and you're tired when our iman young foot when our iman la Yan foot when our iman Lanford, one more Alpha Katana Vika Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam Fionna Jonathan hood, one more off Hakata maybe you can Mohammed in Salalah hiney was salam Fionna Jonathan Holt, oh Allah I asked you for faith that does not that does not leave faith that does not escape me. Ask you for faith that stays with me. Now, amen. Young blessings that don't cut off that don't expire.
And I asked you for the companionship of your prophets. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the highest level of generative for the dose. I mean, they I mean, memorize the Quran was the vivid mystery with all the law and hope for which the prophets like Selim said, I mean, when he said it, we ask Allah subhana wa Tada for Iman and Camila for full faith Yaqeen and Sadiq Khan for true certainty. And for Amazon. What's up Bella for accepted deeds Allahumma Amin