When Allah Gifts You With Tranquility
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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Parents will begin by praising Allah subhanaw taala and bearing witness that nun has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him. And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa Salam 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 fall on his blessings path until the day of judgment and we ask Allah to make us amongst them Allah him I mean, the brothers and sisters, if I was to ask you to describe the feeling of sitting in a place where the book of Allah is being recited the Quran as being recited, even if
you don't understand every word that is being recited,
and people are gathered, and they are all focused on listening to an explanation of the book of Allah an explanation of a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it's one or 2am, in the masjid in Ramadan. And there is a stillness that overcomes everyone, there is a complete stillness, I want you for a moment, to first appreciate how incredible and how beautiful that is, and how that cannot be found anywhere. But in these masajid in these last two nights of Ramadan, when people are gathered together, and it's one of those things that you have to experience it, to be able to understand it. And it's also unlike any other religious experience that you will find
conveyed through any other philosophy. You know, many times when he talks about the feeling of heightened religiosity, it's supposed to reflect and an out of body experience of sorts, something's supposed to happen to you to where you start shaking and you feel something happening to you that's different that actually drives you to a heightened, almost unnatural emotion. But when you're sitting in a masjid, remembering ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada in Ramadan or hearing Allah being remembered, there's a stillness. It's all around us. And I want to capture that Subhanallah because it's such a unique and profound and powerful concept and it comes from a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam that we feel so much in Ramadan kala sallallahu alayhi wa salam ala Kuru do Coleman Yes, karuna Allah, that no group of people sit together to remember Allah subhanaw taala in one narration yet Luna Kitab Allah, or reciting the book of Allah, or studying the book of Allah together in her feta, Mala, Mala, aka whatever she asked for more Rama. One is that Allah hemos Sakina was the Cairo himolla or FEMA and ainda. No group of people sit together to remember Allah to read his book, or to listen to his book being recited, or to study his book, except that the angels surround them.
And when the angels surround them, what happens? The Prophet slice, and I'm sad Allahumma mercy descends upon them. So I want you to actually try to visualize this for a moment as you're sitting in a masjid and we pray that this is one of those gatherings right now, where that stillness is to be achieved. You're sitting and the angels start to surround you. You can't see them, but you know that their wings are surrounding you from here all the way up to Allah subhanho to Allah and this is present, especially on the day of Jamal
and Rama, mercy descends upon them. What is that speaking about? That is speaking about the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa taala. It is nothing but forgiveness. How many people are forgiven on later to Qatar, how many people are forgiven in the month of Ramadan, how much mercy is descending upon us in the month of Ramadan. And one of the things that allows for mercy to descend upon us is the lack of the barrier of sin so people are naturally in their best state. And so Rama is descending upon them and the angels are capturing that and they're bringing down those declarations of forgiveness, those declarations of mercy as they are descending upon us.
But there's one part of this where it speaks to an internal reality, when does it a tiny hemos Sakina. So you have the angels surrounding with their wings and then the mercy and the forgiveness descending upon you and then tranquility, peace descends into their hearts. So the internal reality is that something soaks inside of you, that is referred to as a Sakina. Stillness, tranquility. Peace, whether cuddle home Allah Hafiz female, and then Allah Subhana Allah mentions you to those that are with him. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah make us amongst those people. God boasts about you to his highest angels, and says look at this person sitting in a masjid at 1am at 2am at 3am
standing up and praying and remembering me. And as you are soaking in something, something's happening inside of you, you're feeling something inside of you. Allah is talking about
in a gathering, that you one day hope to physically be present in, as well as how about this reality has many layers to it and it's not random. First and foremost, let's break this hadith down and that's all I want to do in this cultivar insha Allah Allah as we go beyond Ramadan, first and foremost, Ella Vickery law, he thought my group, Allah subhanaw taala says, is it not in the remembrance of Allah that the hearts find tranquility. And so first, it's the what? What gives you that sense of stillness and tranquility and calm in the heart? It is the thicket of Allah subhanaw taala wherever you are, there is nothing else that you could be reciting nothing else that you could
be listening to nothing else that you could be saying, no self affirmations that you find off of Google nothing that's going to replace the stillness and the calm that comes through the thicket of Allah subhanaw taala how nasty do you feel when you speak ill about other people. How nasty do you feel when you gossip about others? How nasty do you feel when you recite lyrics and things that have absolutely no meaning to them? Nothing profound about them, vicar has the effect of penetrating the heart in a way that nothing else does. Imam bin Tamia Rahim Allah Allah Allah said, it is to the hearts like water is to the fish, it is your oxygen like air is to the human being.
You literally have to breathe it in. Viken so there's the what that you're doing. Secondly, subhanAllah there's something that you'll notice in the Quran when Allah talks about the descent of Sakina when he talks about the descent of tranquility, he brings in the idea of the descent of the angels. So for example, when Allah subhanaw taala says who Allah the Anza Sakina nzlr Sakina Sufi colluvial Momineen Leah's Dadoo, Eman and Mara Imani him what Illa Haeju do some arty Well, what can Allah Hua demon Hakima Allah subhanaw taala says that he is the one who descends tranquility into the hearts of the believers so that they can have another increase in faith so that faith could be
added to their existing faith. And he has soldiers in the heavens and the earth that you cannot see. And Allah subhanaw taala is all knowing and all wise, Allah subhanaw taala also says, for Angela fans of Allah Azza keynoter who it was a Yoda who beat you know, the lamp Tarawa in another place, the same thing Allah subhana wa says he descended tranquillity upon him. And he supported him with soldiers that you cannot see. And so there's the component of remembering Allah. And there's the component of being surrounded by those creatures that do nothing but document the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa taala. And so that brings about something in your heart as well. Now, what's the
practical benefit of all of this, if you actually start to look through this hadith, the components of what brings about stillness and peace in the hearts? Number one, it's what you're doing. It's what you're doing.
You cannot do things that are displeasing to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and think that it's going to bring about any type of stillness into the hearts. Also, if you felt fill your heart with meaninglessness, then you're going to have a meaningless reaction. And so the things that you do, to entertain and to distract are very temporary, but they're not going to add anything meaningful to the heart, at the at the most, they're going to distract the heart from what is troubling it. And so someone says, you know, I want to go watch a movie, I need to go decompress, there's room for that in the helot. But the most that that's going to do is it's going to take you away from the temporary
trouble, it's not going to replace the trouble with anything. So the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala actually pour something into there, it actually puts something into that heart. So it's what you're doing. The second thing is who you're surrounding yourself with, who's around you. If you have people around you, that have a certain states that have a spiritual disposition, that act in a certain way, your heart is going to receive that in a certain way.
Your insight is going to feel a certain way. So I have you know, brothers and sisters, every single year at Ramadan, come up and say I want to quit my job because I'm feeling amazing in the message, I just want to stay in the message because I feel I don't feel right at work, I feel in that corporate environment or wherever it is. I don't feel like my heart is fulfilled, like well, that's kind of the point, right? Is that when you surround yourself with certain people, then that's going to have an impact on the way that you feel internally. And so there's the involuntary which is who you have to be around at work. And then there is who you choose to keep around you know, Malik Rahim Allah to
Allah used to speak about this concept when he said that I go to visit a lathe when I want to increase in my Eman. When I want to increase in my faith. I just go sit with him because my faith naturally increases around him when you're around righteous people when you're around people
people that are doing right says things that has a spiritual impact on you on the inside. Just being around them allows your faith to rise it gives you a certain calm because at the very least you know that you're not going to be violating anything you're not going to be sinning and inviting the shale clean, inviting the devil's into that gathering and inviting that noise and that lack of peace into your heart. So it's what you're doing that they could have ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. It's who you're choosing to bring into your company. Those that remember Allah and bring the angels into Your presence, or those that do not remember Allah subhana wa Tada and bring the devil's into your
presence. And then you go on to this one as an attorney who was Sakina whether Karahan Mala who FEMA and and what you are seeking as well. What you are seeking as well. Are you seeking recognition? Are you seeking something of this world? Are you seeking that recognition from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah? The last thing I'll say about this, and it's extremely important
is that Allah subhanaw taala gives you Leah's Dadoo, Eman and Mara Imani. Here he adds a layer of faith to your faith. Someone says What am I supposed to be feeling in these last 10 nights of Ramadan? What does it mean to feel peace? Tranquility, second, literally means stillness. So if I'm not looking for this moment at like 3:30am, where I randomly break out crying and start screaming and what am I looking for here? What is that second? What is that peace feel like? Allah says he adds a layer of faith to your existing faith. Now compare this to the Hadith where the prophets lie Selim said lie as Neil men Haney as any woman, that a person Allah hasn't Zanny an adulterer does
not commit adultery while they are a believer while is ripping acid. Well, hello and welcome and he doesn't steal when he steals while he's a believer. And as a moderator on the Allahu Anhu said when you're engaging in those sins, think of Eman. Think of faith, like a cover
it temporarily, it's like you take off that cover, you take off that garment while you commit those deeds. And then it only returns to you after you finish completing those deeds. It's like you took off let me take off Eman right now. So I can do these things. If you think about that, when you're committing a sin outside of Ramadan as well, you know, this is the part of me that's not the Muslim part. This is the part of me that's not the believing part. Let me go take off my Eman for a moment. No one would say something like that no one would do something like that. But let me go take it off for a moment. Here Allah subhanaw taala is saying that when you do that thicket, when you immerse
yourself in these environments, he adds a layer of Eman to your existing ima. So the faith is already there. And the scholars say this is intellectual, this is spiritual, this is emotional, this is mental. This is a level of Eman that is added on. That translates itself in every single domain of your life. So what does that mean? After every Ramadan as a claim, Rahim Allah Allah said you should have more European and Allah subhanaw taala more certainty in Allah subhana wa Tada and greater leather greater pleasure in worshiping Him. So with every Ramadan that passes with every Laylat, uncluttered experience that passes, are you more Muslim now than you were before? That's not
an extreme jump? Are you more of a believer now than you were before? Because you experience something special? Someone comes and says, are you really sure about this faith? Are you really sure about the stuff and your mind has an added layer of faith. Now your heart has an added layer of faith. Now there is a stillness, you're less volatile.
And this is what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam meant when he said that the heart is like a feather that is blowing around in the desert.
You want to be as stable as possible with your faith. So that when the wind blows upon you, when you leave these environments, and you leave these months, they can't completely uproot you.
But if you constantly expose yourself to stronger winds, and you don't put yourself in the environments that give you a stronger settlement of faith, then of course your faith is going to be uprooted periodically. Of course, you're gonna have weeks upon months where you're in faith crisis, because you're not doing the things that stabilize faith on a consistent basis. So he has Dudu Iman and Mary Imani him. Every time Ramadan comes around, I'm more of a movement after that Ramadan than I was before. Every time a hedge comes around, I'm more of a movement, I have a greater certainty in this faith and a greater pleasure in acting upon it than I did the year before every Joomla that
comes, I am more settled. But if you show up to Joomla, two minutes before the event every week, or if you're not paying attention every week, then of course you're not going to be settling yourself but you show up every week on time so that you can listen to the heartbeat and contemplate and say what is it that's going to settle in the brain and in the heart to where I'm building on a consistent basis.
So don't be that person that only wears Eman on and Ramadan and then takes it off after Ramadan and says I'll see you next year. And don't be that person who only seeks these out of body experiences when Allah subhanaw taala is saying faith is what settles the heart deep inside your body and gives you stability
and be that person that does the things that bring about tranquility, that surrounds themselves with the people of tranquility. And that seeks the mention in the gathering of the Most High, not the mention of people that are lowly, or the mention of things that are lowly just for the sake of prominence or power or prestige. In a world that is temporary and its pleasures are temporary as well. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us Sakina May Allah subhanaw taala grant us tranquillity May Allah grant us His forgiveness, may Allah grant us His mercy. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us his highest mentioned, I mean Allah Subhana Allah Allah allow us to be amongst those that are
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