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Your Heart Isnt Ready for Ramadan Unless
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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We 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 Mohammed Salah longlining, who was 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 follow in his busted path until the day of judgment. And we ask Allah to make us amongst them Allah, I mean, their brothers and sisters, as we talk about what a pure heart constitutes Subhanallah there is so much emphasis on the hearts within the body of a Hadith of
the Prophet salallahu it who has
a heart that is pure, a heart that is firm, a heart that is focused, and if that heart is proper, everything else is going to be proper. And there is this intentionality about always looking after it, even if all of the outside seems to be healthy, to make sure that you're constantly scrutinizing your heart, your sincerity, your steadfastness, all of that comes back to this one vessel. And there's this one Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that's profound, especially as it pertains to these next crucial few weeks before Ramadan, where it has a few different variations. And I've mentioned the shorter variation of this hadith before, but a longer one which is also
authentic and profound, that I'd love now I'm the Rasul the Allah Tada. And Homer says, I said to the Prophet, sallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam, menghai Uranus, who is the best of people.
And it's very telling that this is such a frequent sentence, uttered by the mouths of the best generation to ever live, they were seeking to be the best people as individuals and so they collectively became the best generation. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah be pleased with them. So many times you find a companion coming to the Prophet slice and I'm on the side and saying, Who is the best of the best because I want to be that person. I'm not satisfied with simply being a companion. I want to be played oneness. I want to be the best of the best. Even if the rank of Abu Bakar and Amara on Earth man and Lee and Medina and Isha seem so unattainable, I want to be the best. So the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would always respond with what a quality. Why because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam could have simply named an individual and all that would have done was demoralized this person and leave them in that place of search. And in that place of complacency because I'll never be this person. He always responded with quality SallAllahu Arny he was some of them. So he said, the Caribbean Moon while the sun is Sadhak a person who has a pure heart and a person who has a truthful tongue. Now, by the way, who is the best companion Abu Bakr, Siddiq, Radi Allahu Taala and the truthful one, he spoke only the truth and as an Imam and was any
Rahim Allah said about him, said Masada Sahaba be castrati Salah 10 Winners Liam he didn't beat the Companions out because he prayed more than them. And he fasted more than them. But more than them, but because he had something in his heart Sabetha home be shaitan walk off, he called me he something happened to his heart while the Allahu taala. And so the prophets lie some gave the qualities. He said the best people of this ummah are people who speak truth, and people have purified hearts.
And he said that we said to the Prophet, sallAllahu alayhi wa salam and Melissa who saw the fact that they are off now we know what a truthful tongue is yellow suit Allah. But what is thumbor? The current bill in my home? What is a pure heart? Can you be more specific as to what a heart being pure is? He said, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam who had Turkey and Nucky. Allah the lay Sufi, he is one well above Yun, what a hassad. He said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that it is a heart that is first and foremost, God fearing, conscious of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah T. It's God fearing. Secondly, it is nutty, it's pure. Now by the way, these first two traits here shaped the rest of the
Hadith. Meaning what there's a category here of Taqwa a category here of being God conscious, which means that it will never violate the sight of Allah subhanaw taala upon it, and then a Nucky, the pure side of it. There's a category here in regards to how it relates to other people. It's pure in regards to what it holds in regards to other people. So Tukey it holds and all of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, that doesn't allow it to fall into it. That doesn't allow it to fall into sinfulness. At least not in the knowing, knowing fashion. So it's so in awe and enamored with its Lord, that it purifies itself from what would compromise that site and the integrity of that site
on it. Then the second part now key refers to what Bellion if mon hassad, particularly where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions
transgression and envy.
It doesn't hold transgression and envy. Transgression
refers to the hope that someone else will get hurt, or the desire that should the opportunity present itself I will inflict harm on this person. Okay, how can a heart be a transgressor because the heart intense, so if the heart intends transgression, and the only thing stopping it is that it hasn't found a moment or an opportunity to hurt someone else, it still holds a transgression inside of it. And hassad is a very specific disease of envy, that you hate someone for something that they have that you wish you had. You hate to see someone else in the position that you feel like you deserve. You hate that someone else has a life that you feel like you shouldn't be living hesed it's
in the heart here. And it's going to shape a particular type of mindset. And it's going to shape your actions and it's going to consume your thoughts, and it's going to dictate your actions. It all goes back to that. Now, here's what makes this hadith very interesting in this particular narration. This hadith has a shorter, more commonly quoted version, which is authentic. This one's a little longer. This one that can the Companions continue. And they say, Thurman Allah a three here rasool Allah
Who shows signs of that, oh messenger of Allah. You know, you're talking about a deep internal feeling. Who shows signs of that, like what are the traces of a person that has that type of quality than Yasuda? You know, speaking the truth is so obvious. But what are the signs? And he responded, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah, the Yeshua dunya were you hibel Afia a person who really despises superficiality, yes. Now dunya here doesn't mean you hate the world. It means you hate worldliness. Like they really are turned off by worldly enamor. And instead, you humble I feel like they love the hereafter. They actually love the idea. The concept of the Hereafter is one that
pushes them to action. It's what consumes their thoughts. It's what gets their hearts excited. You hibel
Now look at the honesty of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. They said he had a sort of love not only for her fina Illa oftheir Mola Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they said, look, the only person that really fits that description the way you just said, it is a B ra Fer, who is a freed slave of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if you go back and you watch the episode that we did on an imbecile the Allahu Taala and an omen father, his wife for the Allahu anha about offer was a sleeve of a bus. And he was a private believer in Mecca. He embraced Islam before Al Abbas or the Allahu Anhu and the Prophet slicin freed him and he became one of the great
companions and dedicated companions of the Prophet slice I'm so they're saying, you know, that pure hearted person who simply just walks on this earth, who seems to not carry any ill will towards anyone, nor any love for this world. It seems like that simple man of your offer. He just comes in the masjid he goes, he's always kind of minding his own business. He doesn't speak much. He's clearly like not here. He's clearly focused on something else. So the Sahaba is saying, is that what you're talking about?
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stayed silence. So they said for men and fotd. So then who resembles that type of person? And the prophets lie Selim said mean on the whole open hustle Hussen. A believer with good character don't compliment Don't complicate this. A Muslim who has good character, a believer who has good character is operating from a good place. Focus on that don't focus on the circumstances don't focus on a very particular type of person. Focus on that. Now what makes this really important is that the prophets lie Selim connected your pursuit to the poisons of the heart, as well as how you interact with Allah subhanaw taala and the world around you all in one
heavy and Allah subhanaw taala simplifies it by saying the following manager Allah Allah hoody Rajim in Albania, he JioFi Allah did not give two hearts to a single person. No human being has two hearts. You don't have two hearts. If you have two hearts, then you seemingly can have two concrete contradicting sets of priority. Then you can have two purposes. Then you can have two loves then you can have two drivers then you can have to motivate
haters and Allah Subhana Allah Allah saying Allah didn't give you two hearts. So when you claim to have those seemingly contradictory purposes and drives and priorities, you're only lying to yourself. Because Allah did not give you two hearts, nor will Allah subhanaw taala allow one heart to possess, you know to build on this one heart cannot possess two contradictory emotions. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in to a hadith and listen to this because they're very they're both authentic and they're very, you know, insightful. He said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah stemming ru fi JioFi Abdon what meaning Eman will hazard. In one NARRATION The Prophets lie
some said no heart can carry both Iman and envy, faith and envy. There is no such thing as a heart that can carry these two things and be true to the emaan or, you know, actually hold hassad and what it contains actually hold env and what it contains and another narration also authentic Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, law yet stem you should do well Iman will people be outdone, Abba. He said some Allah Azza wa sallam. Faith and greed cannot coexist in the heart of a single servants. So faith in greed and faith and envy. And you connect that Subhanallah to that hadith where the prophets ice and I mentioned the pure hearts, Turkey nappy conscious of Allah subhanaw taala saline
pure in regards to everybody else conscious and what it wants from Allah, and how it's being perceived by Allah subhanaw taala pure does not seek to violate or harm anyone else and does not covet what others have because it's so busy coveting the sight of Allah subhanho wa taala. Now, what does this have to do with our discussion today, the poisons of the hearts are connected to a lack of purpose and priority. Greed and envy are connected to loving the world more than the hereafter. Both of these spiritual diseases are connected to loving the world more than the Hereafter. And there's this idea that before you can pursue something great, you have to purge something evil. And look how
Allah describes the unsavoury Allah subhanaw taala says well, Adina Tibet whoa Dharawal Eman I mean cuddly him you born and Hydra ed him? What is he doing if He saluted him had at a minute or two? It's panela. It's all combined in the characteristic of the unsung
these people in Medina who received the profit slice and um, they had to do something before they could receive the Prophet sallallahu sallam, their hearts had to be prepared. So toboa Darwin eemaan They chose faith. The Prophet Seisen was not doing that what and Mecca. They chose Iman, they called for faith over to Medina, they wanted it, they desired it, they coveted it. They were sick of this dunya they wanted that. Right. So they're calling the prophets lie some over from Mecca. We want what you're calling us to. We despise worldliness, your head when, you know we know very little of the Hereafter, but we love it and we want that. So we're calling you here, and we're going to
voluntarily put ourselves at risk, because we seek that reward so lovingly from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada come to ser rasool Allah, and how does Allah describe them? Allah says, You have Boonah manhandled at him. They love those people that are coming to them. It's kind of like you live in a world now where you see the hatred for refugees, the hatred for migrants, the hatred for people that are always looked at as invaders, as if they brought upon themselves earthquakes and tragedies and, and tyranny, and they're hated. And yes, the sad reality is even when they go to another Muslim country, Muslim refugees in a Muslim country get treated like aliens and invaders, we see it over
and over and over again. There is a disease in the heart here. It's not the resource problem. It's the heart problem. Why are you looking at them this way? Why are you looking at other people this way? other human beings, other people that say Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah and you look at them, like what? As if they are an enemy to you.
And Allah subhanaw taala saying you bounnam and has led him these people in Medina, they loved these migrants from Macau.
And Allah Subhana Allah says, they did not have any type of hard feelings towards them.
Nor did they want what they had. They didn't have any hard feelings inside of them towards them, nor did they want what they had. So envy and greed are not present in the hearts of the unsolved. What does that mean? And unsavoury is not thinking to himself like Hey, I heard about Beckett as a really rich man. I heard that I met him and I was a really rich man. Let me see if I can be that guy's brother. Bring them in and say hey, you save some money in Makkah, can you transfer to your new Medina accounts which is shared by your new brother? None of that. They didn't want it. They were there in Cuba, taking them in come to my house, come to my house. Come
My house and doing everything they possibly could. And Allah says, before they became that way, they made a conscious decision here. Their hearts were made ready to receive the prophets of Allah Allah He was salam, and Subhana Allah, you notice that their hearts were ready to receive the profit slice. And I'm because they cleared out the barriers of envy and greed. And that's exactly what stopped Abdullah bin Obon saloon and the hypocrites from receiving the beauty of the prophets of Allah, it was some envy and greed, envy and greed. I want that I want this. They don't deserve this. We deserve this. And they couldn't see the beauty that was in front of them. You're sitting in the
hot tub of the prophets lies on him for nine years. And you can't benefit. You're amongst the best generation. But all you're thinking about what you're consumed by is your envy and your greed, these poisons of the hearts your heart's not ready for the prophets of Allah Who are your slim your heart's not ready Quran is being revealed in your midst and you can't get it because you're too consumed here, diseased over here. And that concept is present throughout the Quran. Are you ready to receive the Quran? And I'm not sure halacha Sodre did we not open your chest O Messenger of Allah to make it ready to receive the Quran? When Allah subhanaw taala mentions people being ready to
receive Jana. One is that now Matthys will do to him in Brazil, we remove from their hearts, resentment. You can't go to Jana resenting each other. You can't go to gender resenting each other. And before you can think about facing one another on thrones and Jana, you have to be willing to pray next to each other in these massages.
You've got to be willing to say salaam to each other and meet your brothers and sisters with no resentment inside of you no hatred, no envy, no ill will. You're not going to Jannah with these poisons. It's not befitting your heart has to be made ready for Jannah. And you've got to start working on that right now. If you're pursuing an agenda, and Subhanallah The Scholars say look at the prophets of Allah. Why did Allah subhanho Tirana take away the most beloved things from his prophets? Allah to Khadija the Allahu Allah from the Prophets lie Selim, Allah took Ismail Ali has salam from Ibrahim and Islam. Why? Because as a coder to be says, their hearts had to be ready to
receive a mission that only their hearts were fitted for, which was prophethood. And for them, Allah subhanaw taala cleared their hearts of everything, but Allah, the permissible and the prohibited, their hearts had to be full of one thing, because your heart has to be prepared for the mission that you have. And that's only a mission of Prophethood that a select few people were able to bear in this life and none of us are qualified for. So what does that mean for Ramadan? How do you have a heart that's ready to receive Ramadan, you have to remove the envy. You have to remove the greed. You have to remove the hatred. You have to remove the grudges in order to have a heart that's ready
And subhanAllah with all of the narrations about Siobhan almost all of them fabrications and extremely weak there's only one narration that passes through all of the texts. Which is this idea that Allah subhanho wa Taala looks down on you. looks down at his creation in the middle of Shabbat and Allah forgives every single person whose heart doesn't hold shidduch or Shanna polytheism or spite hatred. You've got to remove that hatred from your heart in order to get it ready for Ramadan. Before the month of forgiveness. We have to forgive each other in this month. Before we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah purely dedicated towards him. Yeah, Allah forgive us spend this month
cleaning it up, spend this month doing that plumbing because your heart has to be ready for Ramadan. And I want to end with the drought from the Prophets lie some it's a profound one has some people will say well is there I can make what do I do? First and foremost, you know what you need to do?
To repair and to reconcile, get over your ego, remove it.
Focus on the hereafter. What's more beneficial to my hereafter? And then let your heart be driven by that but a beautiful day
narrated by both selama and Isha. May Allah be pleased with them. They asked the prophets I said I'm very dua that they could make that relates to this and he said sal Allahu Allahu wa salam to say, Allah hamara Burnaby Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, O Allah, the Lord of the Prophet Muhammad, Allah hamara Burnaby Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if thirdly, then be forgive my sins, whatever he believed that I will be and remove what is consuming my heart. Every day that I'll be removed that anger from my hearts. It's kind of like you're asking Allah to remove it thoroughly then be what I believe will be what a journeyman medulla till Phaeton and protect me from the trials
of misguidance and fitness May Allah subhanaw taala
Protect us all. So ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah Allah Allah fiddley Allah Mara, Robin Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, O Allah the Lord of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is fairly them be, well he will either be a journeyman modalert and fit any May Allah Subhana Allah protect us from our sins, remove the anger the consuming anger from our hearts and protect us from the trials of fitna and the trials of misguidance in this world Allah Amin Akuto Coldharbour stuff like that commonly cited Muslim Festival at number four Rahim.
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