Three Moments That Lead to Paradise
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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Dear brothers and sisters, it is important for us as we are witnessing mortality the way that we are witnessing it today and witnessing the amount of Genesis that we are witnessing today. For us to remember something very important that while we asked a lot for personality, Tom for a good ending, that it would be unreasonable to ask Allah for a good death if you're not living a good life. Essentially, what you want to do with yourself is put yourself in a position where the majority of your time is spent in a way that you would want the Angel of Death to meet you. And all of your time is spent in a way that you are taking into consideration that the Angel of Death may meet you at any
time. And what that means is that chemo lots of divided them into do into two is that the majority of your time as much as possible is spent in actions that are pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And none of your time is spent in actions that are displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Hence, make as much of your time as possible in a way that you would be happy if the Angel of Death showed up to you right now. And you would say and hamdulillah I'm ready, I was in a state of listening to something good, reciting something good, doing something good. I was doing something that's pleasing to Allah subhana wa tada and that I want to meet my lord with and the believer is never heedless to
a point that they engage themselves in that which they would be afraid to meet the angel of death with, and hence meet Allah subhanho wa Taala with and so you see these beautiful narrations of personal time of a good ending from the companions of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And throughout our history, stories of scholars that died saying La ilaha illAllah. Why because they live saying La ilaha illAllah stories of people that died and their sujood and their prostration Why? Because they exerted themselves towards prostration all the time. That's not a person who is doing such that like the pecking of a rooster, that is a person who used to take their suits
seriously who used to go to their sajida with a special longing for Allah and Allah gifted them with that ending riff might have been our family alota Anvil, who died reciting the Quran reciting faceva fiquei Hola, hola. semirara nanny in the verse and sort of batara was someone that was distinguished by reciting the Quran in its entirety on a regular basis on a daily basis. And so Allah allowed him to be met with that, at that moment. And there's a beautiful narration I came across that I wanted to share today in that regard, about the state of our hearts when death meets us. And it's a narration that's narrated under hacking by faulty Matt vinter saying your ID so this is the great
granddaughter of the prophets on the lahardee who has stolen Fatima, the daughter of Annie who is the son of Annie and Fatima, may Allah Subhana Allah be pleased with them all, who narrates on behalf of our mother at Isha body Allahu taala. And her God can you say did not provide me a father in us? That was a delayed the great companion of the prophets like Selim, one of the earliest unsought of Medina who came to Mecca to embrace Islam early on, and they are tilaka that he was from the best of all people. And he used to say, the county aku know me, according to Kenya cannot a corner mahana Harlem in a Ferrari Farah, if I was to be in any one of these three states, if I was
to be in any one of these three states, like when two men are little gender, one masakatsu phenolic I know that I would be from the people of Paradise, no doubt about it. If I was to die in one of these three states, I would know that I am from the people of Jamaica, and I would have no doubt about it. He said Hina
Hina smell the moments that I'm reading the Koran or listening to the Quran. This is not reading the Quran and listening to the Quran while scrolling through your apps or having a bunch of background noise going on. Or you know, just having it somewhere in the background no karate for an hour what's difficult to sit down and to recite the Quran with contemplation and introspection. The brothers and sisters Ramadan is only three months away a llama living out on the lawn alone. I mean, and with the time that we have, we should push ourselves to do more than one Hutton of poor animals on a full recitation of poor and Ramadan. Why not divided from now and say I'm going to do 10 Jews for the
next three months so that I have a hut them to welcome Ramadan as well. Take time to read the Quran a daily portion of your time.
smell and tell me what the state of your heart is when you're reading the Quran and there are no distractions. Tell me how your heart is like when you're listening to a beautiful recitation of the Quran. And there are so many beautiful karate now that you can press play and be moved, your heart immediately moved and stunned by the recitation of the Qur'an. How much of that is your life? So that's his first state. He said, The second one was either submitted to hotel Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when I listened to the hotma, the sermons of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now, obviously, we don't have the blessing of living amongst the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
I want you to think about the most righteous person you have ever been around. And of course, only Allah knows the hearts. But you were around someone who you knew, had a particular state with a loss of Hannah, let's add our rights, a scholar or a righteous worshiper, someone that's distinguished with their or their ibadah their knowledge or their worship, and You spent some time with them. What was the state of your heart like? How was your Eman in those moments? How was your man in those moments? Do your faith in those moments when you had rights as companionship as a mama Shafi? Oh, hang on. I used to say people saw the handle so I'm in home Valley and analyse him chef era so that
I love the rightest though I don't consider myself amongst them because maybe I'll gain their intercession they'll rub off on me. My Eman raises in the presence of certain people, and I might gain their intercession. Imagine what it was like to be around the Prophet sallallahu wasallam the state of a person's a man sitting with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam listening to the whole purpose of the Prophet slice on them. So part of this is his presence, it is Salatu was set up that is unmatched in any way whatsoever. The Sahaba would fear hypocrisy, because when they were with him, Where were they hamdulillah? Well, the Allahu anhu and then go back into saying Natha
kabhi Becca that Beckett became a hypocrite handler became a hypocrite. Why? Because when we're with the prophets lie, some of our eemaan is here. And we can't sustain that when we're away from him it is Salatu was set up. But that's not normal to sustain that anyway. Because if you were like that, you'd basically be an angel. You can't, but that's the presence of a righteous person amongst you, and whom were righteous and whose intercession is more sought than the Messenger of Allah sallallahu it was some of them, but then listening to his words it has sold out to a setup. The effect when you sit down and you listen to the all the sleight of hand, which we recite on normal on a normal basis
on a nightly basis. Yes, sir just goes over lialda saw the hain listening to the Hadith of the prophets of Allah Hardy was set up as a movement every gentleman has and is more docile available Hardy, and his summary of the Sahaba demountable hottie and history of scholars that would read so he had Buhari from cover to cover in hard times as a means of lifting a hardship. May Allah bless check I mean, and the brothers daughter possum, the scholars in Chicago when the pandemic started, they recited and behati from start to finish because it's the words of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu it was Sunday I had these of the prophets I send them and reading them brings about a
peace of heart and a stillness around you. So connecting to the words of the messengers in Lahore, and he was sending them is a precious sin. And the books like the other side of him were written so that people could take the virtues of it you don't have to wait for cepheus have to open it and read it for you read it yourself, have a portion of the Aldo Sana hain which focuses on and for law, which focuses on the virtues and things that the average Muslim can benefit from read the words of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and read his sciamma and connect to him someone lahardee he was solo. So the first one is listening to the words of a lot and reciting the words of alone.
The second one is listening to the words a little subtle loss on the last one he was alone and reciting the words and also the loss on the lahardee he was seldom listen to the third one. He says the third one will either show hit to janazah when I am witnessing a janazah
I had someone told me last week, I prayed more janazah in one month and I prayed in my entire life a lot I think at the Ric we prayed more janazah in one month and we prayed for the existence of our entire community it seems all of the Genesis we're witnessing what is that doing to you? Where's your heart during those Genesis as you're witnessing and praying those Genesis he says and he continues by the way he says financial hit to Jonathan got to death to Neff see see well now Who am approved on behalf wanna hear saw you know tune in a he every time I walk
A janaza in front of me, I talk to myself, this is now self talk. I talk to myself. And I tell myself what the deceased is going through experiencing at the moment. It's being carried from the hearse, the car in front of me, hearing the man above him saying Allahu Akbar about four times knowing that he's about to go to his grave and will hear the footsteps of the people walking away. I tell myself, I tell myself from the perspective of the person that is dead. What is happening to me right now. And I start imagining I am the one being pulled, and what I'm about to experience and what are my thoughts right now? What is it that I'm about to encounter? Those moments of witnessing
the janazah and telling yourself that is me and being able to put yourself in the position of the janazah
rather than be robotic about it, rather than Okay, another janaza that hola Potala Bella, rather than simply missing the person. If you knew the person who is in the janazah Yeah, Allah that is me.
That is me. And you start talking to yourself. I'm about to be put back in the car. I'm about to go to the grave. My my loved ones are about to bury me under the dirt. And I'm about to be visited by the two angels from Allah subhanho wa Taala. You're telling yourself this is next. This is next. This is next. Dear brothers and sisters, that self talk does something to your heart. It puts your heart in the right place. And the more you're thinking about your own janazah the better your generosity is going to be in Chatelet. The more you're telling yourself about the experience as you're watching someone else go through it and preparing yourself for the mystery hada are in do for
this day. Prepare yourselves, the more ready you will be when you are actually the one being carried out of the car. And actually the one you've already rehearsed it. You know when they show great athletes, by the way, a great NFL quarterback or a great basketball player they show them on the court on the field on the practice field and they are rehearsing the game over and over and over and over again. How many times have you rehearsed your janazah
as you watch the taking place in front of you? A May Allah subhana wa tada give us the best of endings May Allah subhana wa tada allow us to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to Him and make the best of our deeds, the last of them and make the best of our days the day that we meet Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us among those who are unprepared. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us amongst those who are always pleased and pleasing. Allah amin Apolo Korea or stuffer la iraq manisa Muslim infrastructural inaho for Rahim and hamdulillah Hannover alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah killing rather early he will be here marine along with minion
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