Two Things Allah Keeps Hidden From Us

Omar Suleiman

Channel: Omar Suleiman

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Sh. Omar Suleiman shares a beautiful statement by Ali (ra) that in essence tells us not to belittle good deeds, and not to belittle other people regardless of their status.

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So I want to cover up until I cover the cattle. I was blessed Marina Shakeology was phenomenal human handed inalienable, and I mean, whatever you want. I mean when acula to them it's been a lot more study was sent him about a karate kata silica Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. But only he will certainly He will send them to semen cathedra. So I'd like to share with you all a beautiful statements from saying that it might be pileup on the low tide, I'm home.

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That speaks a lot to the theme that we touched upon in the virtual health. But today, we talked about the prostitute who entered into paradise because she gave water to a thirsty dog. And we talked about the small simple deeds that people did, that earned them the ultimate reward of a lost pleasure and enter them into general. And ideally, a lot of it was a beautiful statement that speaks to that same sentiment, he says that in the law, entertain fee is nothing Allah has concealed Allah has hidden to within to Allah has hidden to within two. And those two things are connected to one another. So in the law of nothing, he is nothing. He said that Allah has hidden to within two, he

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said he has hidden His pleasure within his good deeds, so you don't know which of your good deeds is going to attain His pleasure. So what that does, essentially is it keeps you in pursuit of those good deeds, you keep on doing those good deeds, because you don't know which of those good deeds is going to be the one that that earns you a lot of pleasure. And so you continue to do those good deeds. Then he said, and Allah has hidden his friends, his Odia, amongst his very bad amongst his servants. And so you don't know which of the servants of Allah is one of his friends. This is an incredible statement, right? Because in Islam, we don't have a hierarchy of spirituality, we have a

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hierarchy of knowledge, we've got scholars and laypeople, they've got judges in history, you've got people that obviously, our, you know, in tune with the tradition, and I give advice, and I'll see how based on the tradition you have scholars that teach the tradition, but at the end of the day, you don't know if the teacher or the student is better in the sight of Allah, you don't know, if the speaker or the listener is better in the sight of a luck, you don't know, if the person who has a place of prominence or the person that's in the corner of the message, it is the one that is prominent in the sight of God, you have no idea which person is a winner, you have a loss of kind of

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what's out there is a friend of a loss of habitat. Okay, like someone who has attained that station, you don't know which person it is. And it could be that in society as the Prophet slicin um, you know, had seen this in front of his eyes, and and actually quizzed the companions, he asked the companions, what do you say about this person? And then what do you say about this person? And for one person who's very prominent, who's who has a great position in society.

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You know, they spoke very highly another person who was very quiet, kind of obscure, and they spoke low of him but the Prophet sly Some said that person is better than an earth full of the former, right? So you don't know which person is allele of Allah is a friend of Allah subhanaw taala, one of his close, chosen friends, and the prophets lie some seminar that he went on to hope and hope that Allah has said that whoever takes one of my friends as his enemy, that I will wage war on that person on behalf of my friend, so you don't know who you're messing with, literally. When you're messing with someone when you are wronging someone and when you are belittling someone, because that

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might be a person that is favored in the sight of Allah soprano inside of that has a high position with the last battle of China. What's the connection between these two statements? Well, the first one is Allah has hidden His pleasure within his good deeds. The second one is a lot has hidden those whom he is pleased with amongst his servants. And so Allah has hidden His pleasure. And Allah has hidden those whom he is pleased with, Allah has hidden His pleasure, and Allah has hidden those whom he is pleased with. What's the connection between the two? Well, for one, when it comes to our good deeds, we do not belittle a single good deed because that might be the good deed that attains a loss

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pleasure that earns us the loss pleasure and to We Don't belittle any person in front of us, and how we treat that person because that person might be one of those who a lot is highly pleased with and so honoring that person attains us a greater honor in the sight of Allah subhana wa tada because you're treating someone with with honor that Allah has honored as well. So whether that's the person you know, in the time of the Prophet slice

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The woman that cleans the messages that people you know, didn't didn't really look too closely at, right? Whoever it is, you have no idea who that person is that is honored in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala. And so don't be little good deeds, and don't belittle good deeds to people that have been belittled in society. Okay, so you're, you know, it's not just the last acted on them in a roofie shape.

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But living the good deeds, you know, we think that this person is worth more of my time than that person, okay, or this person is someone that I should worry about more than I know, right? Because you don't know who amongst the servants of Allah subhana wa, tada, his most treasured, and most high. And the beauty of this is that that person might not even know that they're aware of a loss. They might not even know that they're one of those chosen friends of God, because they're in the first category of people that are doing a bunch of good deeds. And they don't know at what point they unlock the last pleasure on themselves, and became one of those earlier of Allah subhanaw

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taala. And they're still turning away doing those good deeds, because that's how you become a wealthy. You don't become a wealthy because you're born to a family, you don't become a Willie. Because you you know, you just wake up one day, and the last contact says, you're going to be ready, right? You become a lead because of doing sincere good deeds, and developing that relationship with Allah. So you become a lead because you're in the first category of people, that is in pursuit of a lost pleasure that is hidden within those good deeds, and you keep doing those good deeds. And then you enter into the second category, right? At some point, may Allah Subhana, Allah make us all

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amongst us earlier, may Allah make us all amongst us earlier, may allow me because all amongst us earlier, I mean, each and every single one of us may have lost, count us amongst us friends, a lot of you don't know, right, you have no idea which one of those good deeds is going to make you a really, and you have no idea which person in front of you is a really, so be careful, don't wrong people. Be careful, don't be little good deeds. Stick with your good deeds, seek that high position with a loss of Hannah Montana, and treat everyone in front of you as if they are amongst those people that are in that category of having a high position with the loss of Hannah Montana. So

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again, dear brothers and sisters in the law 1313 Allah subhanaw taala has hidden two things within two things I say that he will be alone who said he has hidden His pleasure within his good deeds, so that you don't know which of those good deeds is going to earn you the pleasure of God and he has hidden his friends amongst his servants. So you don't know which of the servants of Allah is amongst his friends is amongst us earlier. May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst us earlier. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us a Marxist Zodiac may allow us to make us amongst us earlier. May Allah subhanaw taala never allow us to wrong anyone, whether they are Willie or otherwise May Allah

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protect us from wronging anyone in front of us may Allah Subhana Allah protect us from being amongst the oppressors May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to honor those that are honored in his sights and become honoring ourselves through those small deeds towards those people. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us from the evil of ourselves and May Allah subhanaw taala protect us from ever being paralyzed by negative thinking. May Allah Subhana Allah protect us from the whispers of the shape on May Allah subhanho wa Taala never allow us to be amongst those that despair from his mercy, and the wonderful and the wonderful opportunities that he has put in front of us. May Allah subhanho wa

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Taala allow us to be guided towards those good deeds with sincerity to perform those good deeds with sincerity and to have them accepted by him on the Day of Judgment. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us amongst those that are shown his favor in this life and the next the ultimate favor of being around the health of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and being a generative for those in the highest level of Paradise alone. I mean, does that mean a lot of hate unto you all in Charlottetown? Again, I'll see you tomorrow night at 815 Central 915 Eastern inshallah, because of salata, mountain we're going to be moving these reminders 15 minutes up until Thursday, and which will start the poor

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and 3430 in Charlotte every night at 10pm Eastern 9pm Central and Charlottetown also life cycle Ohio sound mind