Think Well of Allah
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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We begin by praising Allah subhanaw taala and bearing witness that none has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him. And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam 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 as we prepare for a janazah today of a young brother of just 26 years from Bosnia, may Allah subhana wa Tada have mercy on Him and accept Him into it for
the dose of Ireland make it easy for his family Allahumma Amin, we constantly read about people that passed away in very unpredictable ways. And at very young ages, there was a brother in Canada some of you may have seen the news who was shot completely unprovoked. In his 40s I believe brother Shaquille Rahimullah was only 47 years old. And it made the national news and he leaves behind a wife and two young daughters may Allah subhanaw taala make it easy for them all along, I mean, see people these young ages, and I wanted to talk about something that's appropriate to the occasion but also allows us to have something to grab on to, and gives us a concept that shows up so frequently
in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but it's so often miss applied and that is this concept of personal one biller to expect well from Allah subhanaw taala. To have good assumptions of your Lord, to expect the best from him, to think only good thoughts about him, to never attribute any evil to him. And to connect yourself to that good expectation in a practical way that allows you to do good deeds every single day that you have in this very short lifetime that you have on this earth. And I begin with a story Hayyan A B not B Not while him Allah to Allah. He says that one day I went out of my home to visit Yazeed in the US what Rahim Allah while he was ill. So
as I was on my way, he answers as I was on my way to visit because he didn't tell us what I met another man on the way whose name was worth Isla eschar and why thila was also on his way to visit this man. So these two people are on their way to visit a man who is essentially dying due to his illness. And he said as we entered into the home of yours, eat the US word, worthless said to him Keifa one Noca Biller,
what are you expecting from your Lord? What are you expecting from Allah subhanaw taala as you prepare to meet him, he said the one knee biller he will Allah He hasn't. He said I swear by Allah that what I expect from Allah is nothing but good. I have nothing but good expectation of him. So when Athena said to him for ABSHER then Glad Tidings to you for any Samaritan rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa salam ala COVID for I heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say call Allah azza wa jal and are in the one near ibdv. In one Hira, were in one genre. So I heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say that Allah has said, Allah Himself has said, I am what my
servant expects of me. If he expects good, he shall get it. And if he expects bad, he shall get it. If his expectation of me is going to be good, then what will come to him will be nothing but good. And if his expectation of me is hardship, then he will get nothing but hardship from me. And there is a particular notion here of personal one Billa, assuming well of Allah that you'll start to notice that it's deeply tied to a person's life as it is about to end. The connection between having a good expectation of Allah and death in particular is prominent in these narrations, even with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself, Jabra Abdullah or the Allahu Taala and who he says that
I heard the prophets lie, some of them say Kablammo to Hebei, Thalassa, just three days before he himself died before he himself died sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Lai mo Tana Hadoken Illa who works in a lung biller? Let not one of you die unless he has good expectations of Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning don't let death come to you. While you have negative thoughts about Allah while you have negative thoughts about God. And so the Allahu Anhu says that one time I was with the prophets I sent him as he entered upon a young man who was dying.
And as this young man was dying, the profit slice and I'm said Kay for touchy look. How are you? How are you? What is your situation? What are you feeling in these moments?
And he said our doula, how are ya rasool Allah, we're in need a half of the newbie.
This is a perfect answer. He said I hope for good things from Allah I want Allah I desire Allah I have hope in Him. I want to meet Allah subhana wa Tada I expect good things from Allah subhanho wa Taala all of these years of reading about Rahmani Raheem, the Most Compassionate, the most merciful and this connection to him. And all of these to all these verses that you pass through about the Mercy of Allah subhana wa it's Allah and the amazing rewards He bestows upon the believers May Allah make us amongst them Allah man, I mean, so yeah, Rasul Allah, Allah, I want all that, but at the same time, I'm afraid of my sins. So I'm caught between these two seemingly contradictory feelings.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam put him to ease and put us to ease by extension by saying lie at STEM yawn if you can't be Abdun famously had a mountain in our UCLA, Hula, hula young men who may have said no servant of Allah will have these two feelings combined in their heart in this situation of yours, meaning as you're about to leave this world, except that Allah will give him what he hopes and will protect him from what he fears. No person leaves this earth with those two conflicting feelings in their heart. They are conflicting feelings, but they're both necessary feelings. If you relinquish one, then you'll either fall into despair or to destruction. So no
person the prophets lie. Some said, that's good for you. No person is going to leave this earth with those two conflicting feelings except that Allah will give that person what he hopes and will protect that person from what he fears of the loved one was rude or the Allahu Taala and who said and that the narrations go on and on? He said, Well, la de la ilaha Jiro. He said, I swear by him and who's by him. Besides who none is worthy of worship when Allah de la ilaha lado, NA or three or Abdon movement on shape and hyaluron Minh has no one Billa no servant of Allah is given a gift that is greater than expecting well from Allah subhanaw taala it's actually a gift that Allah bestows
upon you that you think good thoughts about your Lord, no one is given anything greater than personal one Biller, and he said that and no one has personally been in Allah subhanaw taala Illa Allah Allah Azza wa Jalla one knew who that he could be Enel, hydrophila de, and no one has these good expectations of Allah except that Allah will give him exactly what he expects of him, because all good is in the hands of Allah anyway. All good belongs to him. Anyway. Now let's stop for a moment. And let's deconstruct the applications versus the misconceptions for a moment because some people apply this concept entirely wrong. In fact, in a way, that completely betrays the purpose of
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sharing all of these amazing things about it clearly, it's important. Clearly, it's an act of the heart. This is something you have to generate in the heart. Clearly, it's an act that requires some, you know, good cognitive thoughts about Allah subhanaw taala actually using your brain and actually thinking good thoughts about Allah. But beyond that, what is the practical application of it? And what are some of the misconceptions in regards to it? Number one, you cannot use her personal one Billa a good expectation of Allah as a pretext for disobeying him.
You can't use her Sivan and Allah to say, I don't need to pray because I think Allah is going to forgive me without praying anyway. I don't need to obey these rules. I don't need to follow this religion. I don't need to do this. I don't need to do that. And someone says to you, you know, maybe it's time for you to wake up. Maybe it's time for you to change your ways. And by the way, all of us in this message and beyond have some obvious Nox, some obvious deficiency, maybe it's important for you to take that next step in your journey, whether that is a journey and something manifest of the religion and something that we do something that we were something that we act upon that has an
outward manifestation or an internal manifestation or an obvious matter of the tongue or something that we deal with. And a person says, Look, Allah is Rama and Rahim, Allah is Most Merciful. I expect good from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. That is one of the most offensive things that you can express towards your Lord. You cannot ignore what He tells you about himself
in order to claim his protection. You can't ignore what he tells
about himself. Allah has names Allah has attributes, so you can't use the ambiguous to overcome the explicit. You can't use what he has told you about himself to say that I know something else about him. This is not what has never been and Allah subhanaw taala is you can't pretend his rules don't exist, you can't pretend the guidelines don't exist. And there is a simple way for you to know whether or not you're misusing this concept of personal Londyn, Allah subhanaw taala or not, if you say it, or if you express that good expectation of Allah, while you are sinning as a means of settling yourself in that sin than that is a false application limits. If you express that I have
personally been in Allah while you are in the midst of a disobedience while you're in the midst of a sin as a means of settling yourself in that sin and becoming complacent with it.
That personal van and Allah is a false personal one and Allah subhanaw taala. So then what is it? I'll call the a yard Rahim Allah to Allah. He comments on the Hadith and then the one that RDB that I am what my servant expects of me, he says, Martin, Apple, Bilbo fron Isla who either stuff Bharani that means that with forgiveness towards him, if he seeks my forgiveness, while Cabul either tap, and I will accept his repentance, if he seeks repentance when ejabberd either duranie and I will give him if he calls upon me, well, Keifa either stuck Ferny and I will suffice him if he seeks self sufficiency through me. Notice that in each and every single one of these, there is an active
responsibility that you have towards activating that personal one and Allah subhanaw taala towards actually making what you think of Allah subhanaw taala a reality. So it's not while you're sitting that you say, you know, look, leave me alone, I'm comfortable this way. And Allah will forgive me in sha Allah to Anna let it go. No, it's, I've really, really messed up and I'm seeking to turn the page with Allah subhanaw taala and I'm actually going to make the steps back towards him. And I believe ALLAH will forgive me.
And I believe Allah subhanaw taala will accept my repentance, no matter how many years I've been away from him, no matter what I've done, that's the husband of one and Allah subhanaw taala that's that good expectation of Allah. That that brother that sister that looks back on their life.
And we see it all the time. When it comes to the gentleman is when it comes to the funerals that 60 7080 years old even and says I haven't been praying My whole life I haven't been doing these things my whole life. What's the point of even starting now? No, no personal one and Allah good expectation of Allah is that you start now. And you believe that Allah Subhana Allah Allah will erase the entire past not because you deserve it. But because his names and attributes warranted and there in the law now I'm DB I am what my servant expects of me. Remember how probably Rahim Allah to Allah He commented on the Hadith la Mutanda had to come in LA who yorkson Alana Billa that no one of
you should die except with a good assumption of Allah subhanaw taala he said urine aefi Hurston Yama li feminine Hassan Anna who has to no one no? Woman sir Mr. Liu, sir one no. He said literally personal one. A good expectation of Allah means that you do good deeds, because you wouldn't do good deeds if you didn't expect that Allah would accept them.
And so of one and Allah expecting evil of Allah as evil deeds, because you would not reduce yourself to that unless you felt like there was no hope for you in the hereafter you didn't really know that it was there in the first place.
And so your hustle London Allah, you're thinking well and Allah subhanaw taala is equivalent to the good deeds that you do for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And he goes on to say if he has good assumptions, he will have good deeds. And there are numerous manifestations of this in the Quran. Don't think Allah gives you rules to burden you. You read the law and you have fever uncom Allah wishes to lighten your burden. You read Allah who become with Allah wants is for you. So personal one and Allah. A good expectation of Allah is that Allah did not give us random rules and random legislation. Everything that Allah subhanaw taala gave us is for our own good to lighten the
burden. Don't think that Allah subhanaw taala wants to punish you. Sometimes you might get caught up in that that you know what I'm doomed ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada has certainly destined me for punishment. That's why I can't overcome this matter. And Allah will be our daddy come and check up to my mental. What good does Allah have in punishing you when you are grateful? And when you believe, don't think Allah does not want to answer your DUA. When Allah says wakad Abu Cambodia Rooney unstageable accom when your Lord says, Call upon me, I will answer you. It might not be
exactly how you want it. And it might not be in the timeframe that you want. But don't think that Allah delays you because Allah likes to see you broken and desperate and
getting sad. Allah doesn't like to see that from you. It's for your own good. So don't think bad thoughts of your Lord when you make your app to him. Don't think that Allah does not want to forgive you, Allah, will you read you and your toolbar Nico. And Allah says in the Quran, Allah wants to accept your repentance. And that's why as small and seemingly insignificant as it might be from you, not equivalent to the sins that you have committed. Allah subhanaw taala says it's gone forget about it. No human being would deal with another human being like that. No human being would deal with another human being like that when you come to that person. And you say, you know, look, I know it's
been years and years and years and years, I'm sorry. And the person immediately says, Forget about all of it. Absolutely no compensation, I won't even mention it to you again. And by the way, you're rewarded for seeking forgiveness. That's a personal one and Allah subhanaw taala. That's what thinking well of Allah subhanaw taala is and that's the attitude because it's an attitude that's from within and that has external consequences. The prophets lie some said, Don't you dare let death find you. And you're not in that state of being,
thinking well of Allah, hoping the best from him and at the same time, fearing your sins, not fearing that he can't forgive your sins, but fearing a little bit more of that deficiency, so that you can do more for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala. And there are numerous narrations. One of the things that we find Subhanallah there's a narration from Ahmad ibn Yusuf Rahim Allah He said right to Hassan masala, fie Manami. He said, I saw has an MO sila and a dream. And I saw him in that dream and he was in a good situation. He was clearly in a good situation. And I said can too. He said that I was waiting. I was waiting with a minion really. I was waiting for the moment to meet
you. I was hoping that Allah subhanaw taala would let me meet you tomorrow other InDeck for Toby Rana V. What is it that you have seen in this journey that you've taken, that you can advise us with Allah ABSHER he said lie Tydings phelim Ara Mithila has no one below here. xojo
He said Glad Tidings to you. I have not seen that anything helped me in this journey of mine and got me to this place, then thinking well of Allah subhanaw taala
that you seek Allah's forgiveness, and you know that Allah will forgive you, that you turn your life around, and you know that Allah Subhana Allah will facilitate you towards a good afterlife that you call upon Him and you know that He answers you that you come across his legislation and you know that it's for the good of you, that you always think positive thoughts about Allah Subhana Allah and you never let shaytaan pollute your head and start thinking negative thoughts about him. Subhana Allah to Allah to where you say, what's the point of all this stuff? What's the point of all this stuff? The point is the brothers and sisters that today we bury a 26 year old man
and we don't know which of us is next. And the prophets lice and I'm said don't meet Allah, with a negative thought about him. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us amongst those that think only good of him and that are always doing good for him. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us from evil thoughts about him and from evil deeds from ourselves. Allah Amin Akula, Cody Hado stuff Allah you're looking when you started listening for stuff you do a whole lot for right?
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