To Love the Prophet Muhammad More Than Yourself
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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Spinarak number 100 in October and I mean we're winding down a lot I mean when people tune in with subpoena a lot more study was going on without a kind of decoder so they can Mohammedanism Allah honey was salam. Right Ernie he or SOFIA seven to seven cathedra
May Allah subhanaw taala forgive shape hearts if everyone say No, I mean
May Allah elevate him. I mean, everything he said is a reflection of himself and I request that only the droughts remain inshallah Tada attached to all of us and lost parents on the blessing may Allah azza wa jal bless everyone here at this beautiful center Subhanallah there's a Sakina in the center, and clearly without tranquility, there is a level of tranquility that descends I pray because of the mention of the most beloved of Allah's creation to himself Allah, I think it was salam for an entire day here and with that would be the presence in the nighttime of the angels and of his Rama of His mercy. And I pray that Allah subhanaw taala allow this conference to allow us to, to go all go back
home connected to the messenger it is Salatu was Salam alumna. I mean, when I was asked What to speak about, in this particular context, I wanted to address probably what is the most fundamental element of this, but at the same time, hopefully leave you with some thought. And this will be a little bit different because I actually want to reflect on this from a bit of a personal perspective.
A connection to the prophets of Allah Heini was so them that we're all trying to forge on a consistent basis can be complicated. And not everyone is going to find the same connection to the messenger it his thought was Saddam, but there is a level that all of us have to connect with the prophets that aligns them with an a particular dimension. And I want to start actually with a story that really brings this discussion to a level of our daily connection with Allah with the Quran. And it's actually a narration from Anna cinematical, the Allahu taala,
where he mentions that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to visit on a man will be allowed to Baraka on Amon while the Allah and the woman who held him out of his sloth was Saddam from the very beginning, and then followed him in his entire pursuit it his Salatu was Salam of Allah azza wa jal through his life, until the very last moment that he had on this earth sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam the woman that was there for him, through every single difficult moments, through every single episode, through every single moment of victory, through every disappointment, who followed him and battle who watched him on his sloth was Saddam, and would look at him with a level
of adoration and admiration, that is beyond what a mother looks at her child with
a woman who, when the Prophet size and I would ask her, How are you? She would say, I am well, so long as Islam as well.
completely committed to his mission are you salatu salam,
and anisum nomadic or the lower animal says that in the time that we'll back up or the low tide and
aboubaker used to visit her as was the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu it was salam and so a Wilbekin Amara and myself went to visit on Amon while the Allahu Taala and her and I want you to put yourself for a moment in the living room.
Think about yourself. As the fourth person, I will bet good on us and you going to visit on a Monday.
And imagine walking into that living room and sitting down after the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in that living room.
And as you say to her sit on Maneki may peace and blessings be upon you. How are you? Oh, amen. And she breaks down crying.
Imagine being in that situation if any of you have ever visited someone who has just lost someone near to them or were visited for just losing someone near to you, it's very obvious what those tears represents.
All types of emotions start to flood.
And I will back you up will be Allah on who is sitting and all model the law on who's sitting and honestly the law and who's sitting in the middle of the ALLAH and he just starts to cry.
And I will Beckett with the Allah Han who is a man of extraordinary emotional intelligence. And he's a man of extraordinary wisdom and he's a man whose heart Subhanallah is connected to the truth to where he recognizes things very quickly. But here Abubaker will be a longtime fan who says to him Amen all the love on her Don't you know that what is with a lot is better for the messenger of allah sallallahu Tonio Sana. You
Like a mother with her child wants to know that she sent them off and that he's doing okay. Don't you know that what Allah is giving him right now is far better than what he had when he was with us the way Allah is loving him right now the way Allah subhanaw taala and he always loved him. So the lines and the way that Allah azza wa jal is taking care of this messenger it is salatu salam, this extraordinary human being, it's far better than the comfort, the love the embrace that we could have given him on this earth.
And she says, That's not why I'm crying.
I'm not crying.
Because I have any doubt that what is with Allah is better for the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa salam than what we had for him. But I'm crying because the revelation of the Quran has ceased to come upon us from the heavens.
No one loved the prophets I saw him smile more than his family. No one loved his Shanna the beautiful things that we learn about him it is salatu salam has attributes the way that he would laugh. So Allah Islam the way that he would connect with you, the way that he would uplift you. No one loved everything about him. It is salatu salam, more than the people that were with him throughout his entire life. No one loved them like that. More than his family.
But um, Amon will the Allahu Tada and he understood that that love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was beyond the love that another human being would have for another human being.
I could read the Shema, I love the messenger. It has salatu, salam,
and SubhanAllah. Even if there weren't a divine connection, fall in love with him. Just because of how he was as a person, it his Salatu was Salam. But the thing that I love most about him is that Allah sent him to me.
Allah chose him to be the greatest blessing
to the rest of his creation, a blessing to each and every single one of us. Rama Tamlin Allah mean a mercy to the world. That means that he's a mercy to you, and he's a mercy to me. And the thing that I love most about him is that he is well suited allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is the messenger of allah sallallahu Artega that he is the one that Allah chose to be the vehicle by which he communicated my entire sense of purpose to me. He is the vehicle by which Allah subhanaw taala chose as a demonstration, as a manifestation for everything that makes me beloved to him. He is that connection, I don't use salatu salam to our Lord at the deepest level. And yes, we don't make your
app through the prophet science and I'm but who taught us to make your app the prophets of Allah Hardy was salam. Yes, we don't have the type of spiritual hierarchy that other faiths and traditions might have where you have to go through, but he taught us everything that we know about how to connect to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, and that is the thing that I love most about him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that he is the greatest of Allah, the greatest slave, the greatest servant of Allah.
And so if I want to aspire to be a greater act of Allah, He is the greatest example of his Salatu was Salam in that regard. When you think about what about his sunnah? What about his person? Do I want to connect with most and everything about him as soon as blessed? There is nothing from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that should be minimized or diminished.
But the worship of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the connection that he had to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. That's what I want to inculcate most into my life from him. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
asked for his character in the laboratories to do you tell me my McHattie McFly, I have only been set to perfect character. There is not a single element or dimension of character,
or a single dimension of your life, personal family social, that you can't look at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam and see what in Mecca Allah Hulu can mean that you're on an exalted standard of character that he sets the standards of Allah Ani was salam. He sets the standard of what it's like to be anything in society.
Now, when someone talks about this idea of loving the prophets of Allah Harney was salam.
There are a few things that I want to approach this in Charlottetown with number one, and I'm gonna put this out there as just an equation that I hope inshallah to Anna, everyone will be able to ponder upon to some extent, when we think about the questions that come about faith, the questions that arise about how we're supposed to connect to Allah subhanaw taala Why is this happening? Why is that happening?
You explain this? Can you explain that? If you want your heart to be at peace, connect to the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala. And then all the questions about why this and why that and all the questions about different things that happened in life and different things that happened in the world, all the dilemmas that are posed about mercy and justice and cruelty and why this and why that will melt away in knowing who Allah is because you trust Allah subhanaw taala
it all goes away, it all disappears.
And so the Shavon will not have a means by which he can enter into your heart and poison them.
In regards to the affairs of your Lord, if you know who your Lord is,
it's the names and attributes of Allah, connecting to Allah's names and attributes, shuts all of those doors.
And if you start to come across certain texts, certain episodes from the Sierra, certain misinterpretations, certain things in isolation about the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa salam, or about the Sharia, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam brought, knowing the prophets science and and connecting with him at the level of Shanna and dilla and his miracles, I need his salatu salam, and his characteristics, his attributes, makes all of that go away. It shuts that second layer of doubts completely out of your life, when you can connect with the Prophet salallahu Salam, at that level. knowing Allah makes questions about Allah irrelevant knowing Rasul
Allah salAllahu Salam makes questions about the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam irrelevant, you have to know him and he his salatu salam, you've got to connect with him and all of those different levels.
But there is a sequence that we start to find developing in the Quran and the Sunnah about how to start to develop that relationship with Him. It his sloth was set up and believe it or not starts with certain Bacala
and if lamb mean that he can keep tabula eat with he who done in monoterpene and Latina yo Nona, Belhaj.
Allah azza wa jal praises those that believe in the unseen
now let me ask you a question.
Who is greater? US are the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam.
Okay, you can answer this question.
The Companions, companions are greater than us, those that live with the messenger SallAllahu wasallam are greater than us. But what is a greater act? Believing in the prophets, Allah, Allah when you send them while you can see him or believing in the profit signs on them, and you've never seen him?
It's a greater act, to believe in the profit slice of them. And you've never even seen him. And I'd love Mr. Little the allowance on it was a powerful reflection on the very beginning of sort of third bucket here. When Allah says that the believers are those who believe in the unseen, for the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, wa salam, the unseen alive literally means Melva and hope that which is missing from you that which you have not encountered that which you have not seen. To them, the unseen is Allah, to them the unseen or the angels. To them, the unseen are Jana and not paradise and hellfire to them, the unseen are all of those things that are unseen to us as
well. But there's a difference between us and them in one regard here. That Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is not included in their late but he's included in ours.
To them, they saw him Salah Harney, he was salam.
And if you're reading through the Sierra, and you're seeing people that were captivated by him ani his Salatu was Salam in an instance. That's because if you saw him sallallahu alayhi wa salam, you would say, I've never seen anything or anyone like that before him or after him, it has Salatu was Salam, you would see him and you would know, this is a special man.
Before he even said anything, sallAllahu I use them and then when he spoke Huntington, salatu salam, and then the miracle started to come and the proof started to come and then his character started to shine, then the evidences only became more stacked.
You know, subhanAllah, the scholars mentioned about the sight of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he was the most beautiful of Allah's creation. He had the most gentle the most beauty of Allah's creation, but his beauty was envelopes in his gentle Salah when he was in his glory. It is Salatu was Salam. What does that mean? You know,
we always read about use of it, his salon, the beauty of use of it, his salon,
and many of the scholars they say
But the difference with the beauty of use of it has Salam is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was given an extra layer of Jana an extra layer of glory to where if you were in front of him, Salah Hardy was salam, you'd immediately put your head down.
Because his presence imposed that much of a respect and an honor when you were there, and that's why I'm gonna run also the alone time and I said, I couldn't describe the prophets lie some to you, because I couldn't bring myself to actually look at him to stare at himself, Allah Islam, you put your head down, because not only was he beautiful,
but he had a presence out of his salatu salam that was stunning, a glory that He walked with meaning when you saw him, it was plausible that the most intelligent of people, that the most discerning of people would immediately come to the conclusion that that's the Messenger of Allah, a people Subhanallah that did not believe in life after death,
and did not believe in unseen gods.
Right, they believe in gods that were made of stone in front of them, could suddenly be brought to the conclusion that there is eternal life after death, and that there is only one unseen God and all of these gods mean nothing could have their entire purpose recalibrated. And their entire theology adjusted by speaking to the Prophet sign Salam, one time.
These are discerning individuals. These are intelligent people. But seeing him some of Allah Hi, my name is Saddam was different. You knew when you saw him, it is Salatu was Salam. You were captivated by him. But as I'm gonna miss out on the alonside and who says the difference is that with us, those that came after the Companions, the prophets license actually included in our lane.
He's included in our unseen we are expected to believe in him honor his sloth was set up to follow him sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, to connect ourselves to the money in salatu salam to love him some Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and we've never even seen him.
And the person who confirms that is the messenger it is Salatu was Salam himself.
When he's saying home, Kalani, who wa May Allah make us amongst them? They are my brothers. They are my loved ones who are the opposite of Allah, the Mahajan or the unsought? No, those are the people who come after me. Alladhina amanu will be one of your Omni. They believe in me, but they've never even seen me and they would trade everything that's been given to them in this world, for the ability to be able to look at me and to be with me, they would give it all up. And they've never even seen me, told the Lehman arm and OB
glad tidings to the one who believed in me, and he saw me told that some Toba, the prophet sighs and I've said and why tidings and glad tidings to the one who believed in me, and he never even saw me.
What is it that makes you cry when you read about him? sallallahu alayhi wa sallam what is it that makes you feel pain when you read about his pain? What is it that makes you feel joy when you read about his joy? What is it that makes you feel that sense of smallness? When his greatness as mentioned earlier, his Salatu was Salam. And you've never even seen him.
That act is superior to the act of having seen him and believed in him SallAllahu wasallam simultaneously, but we will never be superior as a people to those great people that were around him SallAllahu Ani was send them all the Allahu Anhu
they surpassed us. But that act is a blessing from Allah and that's something that Allah praises you with in the very beginning of the Quran.
Allah Medina you don't want to believe those who believe in the unseen you've never seen them but she loved him. So Allah honey, awesome. That's number one. Number two,
because you love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
first and foremost for the example that he is to you of how to connect to your Lord. You love him for that reason. When Allah says, sit off on Lavina Anantha Allah Him
guide us to the path of those who have earned your favorite who's at the top of that list. It is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and that is the profits as it has the most it is the Brahim money salon and so on so forth. And then it is the companions of the family and the companions of the Prophet sallallahu on Islam, may Allah be pleased with them. And then it is the city phone and the shahada, the pious ones, the truthful ones, the martyrs were hacer una Hola. Karateka what a great companionship that is. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to be their companions Allah. I mean, you're asking Allah so often living an untidy him
You're asking Allah to make you like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, every single time you read sort of the vati you're asking Allah to guide you to that path.
You would not know that path. Had you not had your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
That's what he means to you.
And the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continues
in a beautiful narration, where he says how to use law to Islam and Hadith and Sunnah Timothy, he said, A Hezbollah Nehemiah through manera meaning, love Allah, for the blessings that He provides to you. Now you should love Allah for many reasons.
You should love Allah for who he is. subhanho wa Taala you should love Allah for his names and attributes.
Buts Pamela should have some was sharing this reflection,
every one of these blessings around you
so that you could love him more. And it's a sign of His love for you. Everything around you, every blessing that you have is a sign that Allah loves you. And He wants you to love him.
And to connect with him Subhana who it's Allah.
So love Allah for the blessings that He provides for you. So how to Allah, I want you to think about if someone were to walk up to you in the parking lot right now
and say to you, I don't know you and you don't know me.
And this might seem completely out of the blue. But here are the keys to my house and my car. They're yours.
How indebted would you be to that person?
What would you do?
If you needed a kidney transplant or liver transplants? Or a heart transplants?
And someone put their own life on the line to donate that to you?
How indebted would you be to that person for the rest of your life? How much would you love that person? How much would you cry every time you see that person, especially if it worked if the operation was successful, but the one who put that heart and that kidney in that liver in you in the first place, and created you and originated you and allowed you to function and gave you reward upon reward upon reward upon reward and you don't love him?
Him Billa he may have Zukerman Narrabeen love Allah for the blessings that He constantly showers you with
blessings that you did not earn. But that in his generosity He bestowed upon you
love Allah for those blessings. And the prophets like some continued, well, I Boonie beer Billa
love me because of the love of Allah.
Chicago shared a beautiful reflection on this. I was cheating. I was asking them both. Before I came in here give me a reflection on this hobby. And I feel uncomfortable not attributing it to them. He said the greatest Nirma that Allah gave you as the prophets of Allah honey was sentiments. So you have the blessings of Allah and then you have the blessing of Allah, the greatest blessing of Allah upon you is guidance and that guidance was manifested through the guide sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
But love me for the love of Allah. Love me because of Allah's love for me.
You want to connect to Allah.
Love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam love the most beloved creation to the Creator. Increase your Salawat Salah Harney, who was salam ala Sunday was selling Marlin Amina Mohammed, increase your Salawat watch how your your eyes are beautified. Increase your Salah, watch how your life is expanded. Watch how everything changes in your life through solo on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam love me for the love of Allah.
Allah loves him sallallahu alayhi wa salam
and that in and of itself would be sufficient of a reason to love him it his Salatu was Salam. You know who implements this in the best way? Can anyone tell me who implements this hadith in the best way? Which creation of Allah? I'm getting I'm giving you all some hints.
the angels implement this hadith beautifully, don't they?
Why in Allah either have random now that every one Allah loves someone Gibreel in the hip bufala I love this person. So you should love this person. So Djibouti Iranian Salam loves that person. This Djibouti Iranian Salam say, why?
What do I what do we know about this person? Can you tell me about this person? So I can love this person as well? Can you give me some of the descriptions? Maybe if I hear a few paragraphs about this person, maybe if you tell me Oh Allah, what it is about this person. I'll start to love this person as well. No, you hit whoo hoo Gibreel Gibreel just loves that person because Allah loves that person. That's enough.
And then Djibouti I
Islam calls upon his sama Gibreel calls all of the inhabitants of the heavens and says in Allah you hippo Fula. Allah loves this person. So love that person. So all of the inhabitants of the heavens love that person as well.
We will live with 100 people. And Allah azza wa jal puts acceptance in the hearts of the people for that person, the acceptance of the righteous for the righteous. What does that mean?
Subhan Allah, if you've ever seen someone who you feel like is connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala that simple person that comes to us a lot to visit, or whose eyes well up when they hear the name of the messenger and his thoughts was set up, or someone who you think exhibits characteristics of someone who's beloved to Allah and you immediately love that person. It's a sign of Eman isn't it's a sign of tasting the sweetness of email that you love someone purely for the sake of Allah. Do you love rasool Allah for the sake of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Do you love him? I think his slaughter was Sarah feasts. Aveda for the sake of Allah. It's the sweetness of Eman. You start to taste the sweetness of Eman I love Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam first and foremost because of how much Allah loves him it is Salatu was Salam.
That's the first thing that I love about him. SallAllahu wasallam is that he is able to who what assoluto sallallahu alayhi wa sallam before his smile before the incredible endearing incidents between him and our mother and so it will be a lot of time before all of the stories with him and Alesund when Hussein may Allah be pleased with them before all of that I just love him Salah honey Islam because he has Abdullah who was solo, he's Allah slave and Allah's Messenger
Subhan Allah, some of the scholars that that that is, in fact,
a beautiful connection
between the hadith of where you make a drought for someone, and the angels will say, mean well, that could be myth.
I mean, and for you as well. And when you send Salawat on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the angels respond back
with so much more. Because when you send Salawat on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you are making your app for your most noble brother.
So it's not just the draft for anybody else. And Allah and the angels respond to you. Not just the method, not just with what you sense on him SallAllahu sallam, but with so much more, because he's not just another one of your brothers. He's more than that he has Salatu was Salam. So love me for the love of Allah. And then thirdly, the prophet signs and I'm says we're ahead boo at the hubby and love my family because of my love for them.
Love my family because of my love for them.
When the prophets lie some says about Fatima Zara or the Allahu Taala Anna, Fatima is a piece of me. It's panela like she is a piece of me. Do you love Fanta metal the LA Times when the prophets lie some carries and Hassan was saying all the Allahu Taala and Homer and the prophets lie Selim sits on the minimum holding them. Now if you were an elderly companion, they're really cute kids.
Right? I mean, somehow the description of it hasn't over the allotted time and we're walking up to the profit slice and it's a beautiful description sometimes. The vivid details of a hadith of the prophets lie some are lost. Imagine this cute kid running up to the prophets lie Selim and the message of the prophets lie Selim. And he's all dressed up and his Juma Job and his Juma turbine and he's tripping over his turbine. I'm tripping over his job.
falling forward to the province like someone was so lost like Sam can't resist them. He gets down off the metal but he picks him up and he gives the rest of the football whether it has been in his lap.
Cute kid, beautiful kid. That's a piece of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam love him. Love them because the prophets I some love them. I love the family of the prophets isla. They're my family. The Prophet sighs I'm said, I'm sorry, minute Iman to love the unsought is a form of faith.
If you sent someone beloved to you, if you had a child and you sent them to another place and someone said, You know what, I'm going to pick them up from the airport. I'm going to get them all settled. I'm going to take care of them. I'm going to make sure that everything is as comfortable and convenient for them as possible. I'm going to protect them.
A bullet comes their way I stand in front of them. That's what the unsalted did for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I love the unsavoury does that Allah Hydra? May Allah reward them for what they did for our beloved ones, Allah Allah Hardy was set up so when you hear the names of Esther, and sad and sad and sad, and beyonds love them
because they loved your profits on the law when he was seven and they took care of him it has a lot to sell.
So that's one dimension of the profit size.
gives to us and then there's this interesting Hadith
which I'm sure all of you have heard the hadith of Satan or model the Allah hotel
where Oh model the alongside and here's the Prophet slice of them say that no one of you has perfected their Imam until what? Can anyone repeat paraphrases fine Who knows how the
until what someone can raise their hand and say yes
that's one Hadith and it's an authentic hadith exactly love it. Not this one. I tell you heavily he made humble enough see is one so he lost his brother we lost for himself. But there's another heavy
until I am more beloved to him than his own self.
family wealth, his own self
you know, model they love animals. No, no hypocrite.
We love on little the Allahu Anhu when we read about him, because you get what you're looking at. The man was as transparent as they come. All the Allahu Taala I know Al Farrokh distinguishes between truth and falsehood. He's always there, while the Allah has had on home, pummeling the shape ons or their sake bomb doesn't even want to be on the same street as him.
But all the Allahu Anhu at Faro, he's an honest man.
What do you say to the prophets of Allah when he was summoned, he's afraid. Now when almost all the alignment, Rahimullah points to this, by the way, because it's an important point.
Or almost all the loans on when he asked the Prophet sign some something, or when he hears something for the messenger, I use a lot of Islam, his intention is to practice it to perfection.
He wants to know exactly what he's hearing so he can apply exactly as it should be applied. So he could have simply walked away from that. And so that sounds nice. I mean, how many people could really say they love the profit slice and the more than almost all the law and when I guess I love him more than myself, but all the law and wants to get to gentleman.
And so that's why when he asked the prophets eyes on questions, he gets to the details. And then he goes home and he practices.
So he says to the prophets, I said yes, little law.
Because he processed it. He thought about the implications. I know I love you more than my family. I love you more than my wealth. But I don't know if I love you more than myself.
Like what are the implications of that?
Now when he went home and thought about it, how did almost all the law on who
have this transition in his mind in his heart? See, a lot of people know the beginning and the end of this hadith. But there is a turning point in our model the law on whose introspection in his to double into fekir in his reflecting upon this concept, not until I'm more beloved to you than yourself.
We all know the law on who goes home and he thinks about and what is he comes to conclusion.
He says Neff see myself.
testimony was so sometimes it commands me to do evil.
The Prophet SAW Selim always commands me to do good. So you know what, I love the prophets I some more than I love myself.
I love him more than I love my neffs See, this wasn't some ambiguous emotional things. Oh my God, Allah is thinking about the practical implications. Yes, I love Rasul Allah science a lot more than I love my own self.
And the prophets is Samson, and Yamaha now. Now
that's the perfection of faith.
Now, I want you to appreciate for a moment that this is in fact that's I've seen it up and maybe you Oh ALLAH will we need them and unfortunately, him that the prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves. neffs has a quality to itself has a quality in Islam. It has attributes it has all sorts of definitions and dimensions and ways by which you attain it's, it's not an ambiguous concept in Islam. Right? When Allah says and EBU Ella been moving in and unfussy him, the prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves. They've been our bustle the longtime Homer explains that what this means is that when you're knifes calls you to something
either downhome Illa, che some Allahu Allahu wa salam, where there are tomb and foster home in shape. When the prophets lie some calls them to something. And when they're knifes calls them to something, they prefer what the prophets lie some calls them to, to what the knifes cause them to.
That is literally your daily struggle, isn't it
to resist the urges of the neffs
Entertainment's by connecting it to Allah.
And the greatest way that you connect it to Allah is by making it more like Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when your person
starts to become like his personality his sloth was set up. And so do you love the Prophet slice Allah more than yourself?
I hope so. I hope that I love the prophets I some more than myself. But there is an implication there. See Allah Subhana Allah, Allah does not leave these concepts in ambiguity, because if you do, then you're never going to improve. You're never going to actually have a meaningful connection. That's why I call him quantum to Edwin Allah Toby Rooney, you're welcome Allah say if you love Allah, then follow me and Allah will love you back.
If you have relegated
the names and attributes of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to an achieve that you were taught as a child that you recite, to a few scripted dramas that you recite robotically to a few things that you read in a book of philosophy to some things that you come across in Ramadan in the Quran, then, of course, you're not going to connect to the names and attributes of Allah.
Until you start to perceive a Rahman Rahim, Allah for Allah do it occurring in every single element of your life, all of these names and attributes become hollow to you.
With the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam.
If the prophets lie, Selim is simply a book that you read,
or a lecture that you listen to, and not someone that you're trying to be like in every single moment of your life. And someone who's sunnah has become the gold standard for you, and how you conduct your daily affairs. And of course, you're going to feel disconnected from the prophets of Allah when he was
loving the Prophet size alone, is not simply something is not simply something that you express, something that you live, it's something that you tried to embody.
It's starting to see people the way the Prophet sighs to them, saw them
and is starting to try to see yourself the way Allah saw His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
it's starting to bring his interaction into every interaction that you have with the creation of Allah.
And then elevating your worship to the worship that he had of Allah.
That's what it means to connect to him. It is selfless,
you know, SubhanAllah. And I know we're getting close to a lot that also there are a lot of people that are waiting for something deeply transformative to happen in the relationship with the Prophets lie Selim. And it's similar in that sense To This Miraculous moment you're waiting with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada to bring you back to a lot of people wait for this transformative moment where the light shines on you. And suddenly it all comes together. And now I'm going to connect with Allah after this deeply transformative moments. And so many people might be thinking, like, I'm waiting to see the profit slice, I'm gonna dream. If I see the profit slice and I'm in a dream, then it's going
to be easier to connect him out of his slots was set up. One of my teachers said something that stuck with me for a long time. And I'll tell you, by the way that it was because I went to him complaining that I hadn't seen the profit slice and I'm gonna drink. I was so upset.
I was so upset that I hadn't seen the prophets of Allah when he was an injury.
This is an interaction by the way, I want to say exactly 15 years ago.
And actually complaints,
like you know, some not a lot of feel such a connection.
I could have sworn the first time I went to head so when you're in Medina, and you're in that, although when you pass by the prophet slicin, for the first time, it's like, this is it, I'm going to see it also the loss of allies and an injury dream.
And I seen a YouTube video, or at that time, it was a Google Video. Prior to YouTube, where some chef was, was giving a pretty, in my opinion, a very reductionist take on how you see the prophets like someone a dream, so I was really upset with myself, honestly. I was like, I feel like I love him. It is salatu salam, I really want to see him. I really want to see him and it is a gift to see him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a dream. It is a gift for sure. To beautiful, that the Shema will come to life in front of you can see him in a dream so Allah Allah He was alone. May Allah Azza doesn't allow us to see him in this dunya before the next before the hackathon to see him day and
night and then for the docent at Ayala, anime Lama. I mean, we know he said something to me Subhanallah he said that, you know, it's interesting that
I know of people that saw the prophets lie so I'm going to dream that we're barely practicing Muslims.
And that became the means by which Allah brought them back to
and I know of people that memorize al Bukhari and Muslim and have the highest ijazah international
mohammedia the highest of every collection, that read about the prophets lie, some that manifest him day and night and that appear to be the most righteous people and they'll tell you they never saw him in a dream. So Allah Hi, Nina Simone.
And that's just another NEMA from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada perhaps Allah once the one who is longing to keep longing. And perhaps Allah wants to transform the one who's not longing at all.
Think about that.
changed my perspective. It really did. Perhaps Allah wants that 75 year old 80 year old share who's been teaching about the Prophet sallallaahu Salam and who loves him and who longs for him who has been waiting for that sight of the Messenger of Allah Siza to keep longing. And perhaps Allah wants to transform that 17 year old and bring him back
and give him something transformative, transformative in that way.
But in reality, Allah has given us enough about the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, too long for him, to want to be with Him, to want to be like him. If you're struggling to love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam first and foremost define what love is. That means that when He calls you to something and your snuffs calls you to something else, then you follow the direction instruction of the Prophet sighs and by the way, very simple thing Subhanallah when you say something like, it's just a sunnah.
It's just a sunnah. I want you to think about how detrimental that is spiritually, just this
right? No, everything that he was it his thoughts was set up I want to be. And I'm not going to diminish any elements of that entire profile
of the most beloved creation of Allah. How many people have walked the face of this earth? How many billions and billions and billions and billions of people to be that one Salam Maharani was salam, who Allah loves the most. That's what I'm going to aim for.
You know, subhanAllah, there's a saying
that the Sahaba are like the stars, right?
And I want to reiterate this, aim for the moon, who was also the loss of Allah honey was salam. And if you can't get there than in sha Allah to Allah, you'll at least find yourself amongst the stars.
Aim for the moon sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Sahaba all give you a deeply personal experience with the Prophets lie. Some people ask me why I don't teach Ceylon. And I teach the first I go through the Sahaba one by one. You know what I love about learning about the Sahaba it's like getting reintroduced to the prophets. I send them through every one of their stories over and over and over and over and over and over again. It's like that point in the story that you're reading and you're like, where's the moment they met was a little less alarming so
because I want to reintroduce them into my life every single day.
Until Allah subhana wa Tada introduces me to him on that final day, and allows me and YouTube in the nahi Tada to be his perpetual neighbors. May Allah subhanaw taala put in us that true sincere love of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that transforms every element of our lives. May Allah subhana wa Tada forgive us for our shortcomings, and not let those shortcomings manifest themselves in a barrier between us in the messenger of allah sallallahu wasallam. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah make us amongst those who dwell under his throne with his beloved once a La La Jolla sentiment underfoot a dose of Anna Allahumma Amin Zachman model haidong Southern sentiment Baraka Lena
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