Channel: Omar Suleiman
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We begin by praising Allah subhana wa Tada 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 and we ask Allah to make us amongst them Allah humma I mean,
is it okay to ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for more? And is it okay to ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada for a miracle. You know, Subhan Allah when you talk about duras, sometimes there's this idea of when do I stop asking? And is there a realm of impossibility? And how do I condition my dua in a way that will make it more acceptable? And I wanted to look at these two questions in sha Allah to Allah through the holistic lens of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, through a question the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said he wished he had not asked Allah subhanho wa taala. And before I get to that question that the prophets why some himself said he wished he had not asked Allah
Subhana Allah Allah. I want to go back to the Companions when they came to the Prophet sighs I'm specifically with the idea of asking Allah subhanaw taala for more, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, first Earl, Allah who asked Allah is more. You can't ask Allah subhanaw taala too much meaning there is no limits. In regards to the ask. There is no lack of capability or willingness on the part of ALLAH SubhanA Hutan Allah has not given you an allocated time by which you can make your ask Allah is more, do not be shy. Ask Allah is more. But one of the things that we find is that it's very hard to appreciate what you're asking for if you don't already acknowledge
what you have. And this idea of asking Allah subhanaw taala for more sometimes comes from a place of frustration. Other times it comes from a place of satisfaction that yeah, Allah, when I make dua to you, I always feel fulfilled, even when you didn't answer the door at the way that I wanted. I know you gave me more than what I was asking you for, even if I haven't yet perceived it. And so there's a sense of relief, a sense of satisfaction, as is the case of zakat. iati is set up when he's calling upon Allah subhanaw taala asking for a child in his old age I'm asking you for more because you've never let me down know I couldn't be dua Iike Robbie, Shakira never felt disappointed.
Whereas someone else says there were doubts I'm making you're making you're making your more and more Oh Allah, where is it? I'm asking you for more. I'm asking you for more. And subhanAllah on this note, there is one specific way that some people will ask Allah for more, they will say Oh Allah, if you give me more than I'll quit the sin. I stopped doing this haram. Oh Allah, if you give me more than I will change my life. Oh Allah, if you give me more than I'll give more. Oh Allah, if you give me more, I'll start to fast a little bit more, I'll start to pray a little bit more. And one thing you need to know about the Quran is that it's very explicit in that conditional statements
are usually bad statements. In fact, every conditional statement that comes in the Quran, is looked down upon low annually calcula. If I have another chance, I will do this low and Allah hedonic, low 120. If you would guide me, if you would give me more time, if you would take me back. The conditional statement always comes from a place of a person who didn't do what they needed to do when everything was provided for them in order to complete that obligation. Meaning what hasn't Allah already given you enough for you to repent? Hasn't Allah already given you enough motivation for you to start to fast more and start to pray more, and start to think about giving more charity
and start to think about drawing closer to Allah subhanaw taala? Is it really that if Allah gives you this house, this career, this degree, this person, this, then you have enough justification to be a more religious person
that has an attitude of failure. And that's an attitude that's looked down upon. Because if you're conditioning more, or more ibadah, with more than you are suggesting that Allah has not given you enough thus far for you to worship Him, And subhanAllah look at the difference, where you have the three men that were stuck in the cave, and we'll revisit this hadith frequently. And the three men say, make your act to Allah, with the act of worship, with an act of arriba that you did only for his sake and ask him to remove the stone. They're going back and they're looking at things that they already did for Allah subhanaw taala without asking Allah subhanaw taala
For anything, they're going back and they're digging, one of them, serving the parents, one of them being honest and not committing adultery when they could have exploited someone and taken advantage of someone, one of them not exploiting an employee. And at the times that they did those acts, they didn't say, Oh Allah, I'm about to ask you for something because I'm about to do something really nice. No, they fulfilled the command. They did the obligation. And so when it came time for them to ask Allah for something, they dug into something they did only for his sake. So the act was done before the Ask was made, the act was done, before the ask for more was made. So do not be one who
conditions you're out with ALLAH SubhanA, Allah to Allah conditions more Ibadah with more do ask for dunya specifically being answered. So you don't condition the more. But there is one exception to that. Don't condition the more but do condition, the miracle. Now, what do I mean by that? Sometimes, you might ask Allah for something that seems utterly impossible. And subhanAllah you see people honestly with too liquid with trust in Allah. They ask Allah for something and the way that it happens, it is absolutely miraculous. It's unbelievable. When you see it unfold before your eyes. And so is it okay to even ask Allah for a miracle to happen? And if so, what does that look like?
And I want you to look at miracles in the capacity of how you look at more blessings, because a miracle is also an ask for another blessing. And one of the things that we have to do with miracles is also acknowledge the miracles that have already been done for you. So when Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions min au shaitan halacha. May not have that in hada HuFa. Dara, fullness hubiera. Yes, Sara, some annata HuFa akubra from either SHA and SHA, ALLAH SubhanA. Allah says, you know, if you're failing to see the miracles around you, you know, there's this image of a man that standing outside, and he's standing in the sunrise, and then he's standing in the sunset, and all these
things are happening in him with him in nature. And he's saying, I'm going to be an atheist until you show me a miracle God, the sunrises, the sunsets, the water flows around him, the trees sprout, they change colors, the fruits come out, and all it says, I'm waiting for a miracle from you, God, and then I'll believe in you, if you show me a miracle. And the problem is not the lack of a miracle. The problem is your inability to see it. Now here Allah subhanaw taala says, Where do you think you came from? Look at the miracle of your very existence. You think that's not a miracle? What were you made from? You were made from a dirty drop of fluid and then Allah created you then
Allah proportions you then Allah subhanaw taala guided you out into this world, then just as Allah brought you in, Allah took you out, put you back into a grave. And just as Allah subhanaw taala brought you from the darkness of the womb into the light of day, Allah will bring you out of the darkness of the grave into the light of the day of judgment, it's going to happen that way. Is that not enough of a miracle for you? Then Allah subhanaw taala says for Jamboree in Santa Isla Tammy.
Look at the way that you have your food. Now I want you to think about this.
If you've never seen the way that food grows, you've never seen crops grow in your life. Imagine being a person that grew up in a room and food was always served to you. And you've never seen the process by which food comes to existence.
And then someone took you 3040 years later and said, let me show you how this works. And showed you rain coming from the sky and then landing on particular parts of the lands and all of the conditions of fertile soil and then the way that the tree sprouted, and then the way that the branches came out, and then the way that the crops came out, and then the way that that was picked and
you know curated and then turn into food that's edible. You would say, Whoa, what a miracle. That's impossible. How did that happen? How did that even happen? And Allah Subhana Allah says funny Helen would insert or eat out or army you can't see the process of your birth. For the young woman in Santa Anita, Tommy look at your food and now Sababa and Elena Asada, you looked up and you were a dirty drop of fluid there are drops of fluid coming from the sky. And now Sababa unelma or sub that rain falls upon you in abundance and comes from Allah subhanaw taala at some Masha cottonelle out of the chakra and then we make the land just right, the right cracks the right parts for the water to
and to be absorbed by the soil. For and that Nafi have been worrying about what talked about was a tuna one Aquila, Wahida, eco hauled out of that rain that went into that ground comes out what all sorts of things, clusters of grapes, olives, all types of vegetables and fruits, all types of
trees and gardens, all of this in abundance and you don't think that's enough of a miracle.
You're not paying attention to the miracles that already exist. And you're saying, show me a miracle. So then just like when you ask Allah for more blessings, why are you asking Allah for a miracle? What's the motivation behind you're asking Allah for a miracle? Now on a very personal level, someone might be saying, show me American, I believe, and that person would be a fool because Allah has shown you so many miracles for you to believe you don't need any more miracles for you to believe just as you don't need any more blessings for you to obey. Allah has given you enough at that point. But when the prophets asked for miracles, we said don't condition the ask for more. When
the prophets asked for miracles, they asked for miracles so they could do more for Allah subhanho wa taala. They asked for miracles with a very specific purpose in mind, not because it would be really cool to have something.
Now look at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam interesting narration to Hadith and Barani it's authentic, and even above so the Allahu Taala and Homer. He says Carla Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Al to rob be Miss Ellington. What did to end Neelam L who, I asked my lord for something and I wished I hadn't asked him for it.
Call to era I said, Oh my Lord. But can it's probably Rusu minhang Mensa heart Allah Huria woman home man, can you heal moto?
Oh my lord, Prophets came before me.
For them, you have caused the wind and the seas to be subordinated.
And some of them you allow to raise the dead and bring them back to life.
So last I sent him a saying yeah, Allah, these miracles that existed for the prophets and the messengers before. And Allah subhanho wa Taala response to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam. And he says to him, LM aged care team for way too. Lm aged care Allah learn for her day to care. Lm Ashra halacha Sadhak will learn to anchor wisdom to Bella Euro. Allah subhanaw taala says to the Prophet sallallaahu Salam didn't I find you as an orphan Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and gave you refuge? Didn't I find you lost and I guided you? Didn't I open your heart and lift the burdens from you? And I said yes. Oh my Lord.
This is an interesting Hadith.
The Prophet sly Salam had many miracles, not just the Quran.
The prophets like Selim had many miracles, the landland Naboo the proofs of prophethood and Rasul Allah Sai, some did not want these miracles as a sign of Allah's love for him as a sign of validation because he already knew he was hated Hulk Allah, what a horrible Hulk Allah. He is the best of Allah's creation and the most beloved of Allah's creation. Rasool Allah sai some of them wanted to deliver the message to his people. He wanted miracles that could most effectively deliver the message to his people. And the prophets like Salem was responding to these questions with the high interest of them embracing the message having a higher probability of them embracing the
message. And Allah pointed to the miracles he has done for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, and Subhan Allah, look at this, it's actually quite amazing, you know, some even Islamophobes that come forth, and they say, What is the miracles of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam.
And you say, the Quran and you point to these other miracles. And here's something amazing. The prophets lie. Selim was the most successful of all of the prophets of God in his lifetime, and the most successful of all of the prophets of God after him, meaning more people were convinced in his miracle during his life, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and more people have been convinced with his miracle after he passed away, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then any one of the Gambia any one of the prophets of Allah, may Allah son, his peace and blessings upon them all. What does that show you?
Yeah, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the miracle has come. And it will achieve even more than what those things could achieve.
And just as those miracles have been shown to you in the past, they will continue to be bestowed upon you so long as your heart is right. And just as those blessings were bestowed upon him in the past, they will continue to come to you yeah, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, until Allah subhanaw taala fulfills the mission through you. And so if the purpose of the miracle is to achieve the goal, your goal has been achieved. sallallahu alayhi wa salam. And so what does this mean for us? When you ask Allah for more, acknowledge what you already have? And when you ask Allah for a miracle, be explicit about your motivation. Why do you want miracles to happen for you? Why do you
want Allah subhanaw taala to unlock what is seemingly impossible for you
Is it so you can reach more people or finishing? Is it so you can find a greater sense of validation and purpose? Because if it is the latter, Allah subhanaw John has already given us enough we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless us with the proportion of this dunya that is blessed and satisfying and fulfilling. And that directs our longing to him for the greater portion of the Hereafter. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant us the greatest strength of the Hereafter generated for the dose and the companionship of our messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and to show us in Jannah what we could not perceive in this world and to motivate in this us in this
world towards that Jana, in a way that others would not be able to perceive, we ask Allah Subhana Allah for his forgiveness for our shortcomings, and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to inspire in us that longing for his pleasure and his paradise Allahumma Amin, a poodle Cody hada let's start with La Jolla come reciting a Muslim infested throw in a row for walking.
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