Callers to Allah – EP05 Practicing What We Preach

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This is the 5th episode of the “Callers to Allah” series. Sheikh Yaser Birjas reminds us to keep inviting others to good while we are working on ourselves. Just because we are falling short in major areas, we should not completely leave off inviting others to good deeds while simultaneous reminding ourselves to do good.

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Medina brothers and sisters at Quran Weekly As salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. We're back with the messages for the young Muslim activist. This is the fifth message right now, one of the most detrimental feelings as a young guy or young activist whether an MSA settings or youth programs or any other activity that you do, one of the most detrimental feelings is the feeling of hypocrisy. You know those feelings sometimes when you do so much great work in the in the masjid or even when you do great work with your MSA group and and program outside you know, that the school and so forth. But then deep inside, you don't feel

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that you really really doing it, you know, for the sake of Allah azza wa jal or maybe because they're not as good as so many people think you are, because you know that you have your own shortcomings, your own mistakes, your own problems that you're struggling with and so forth. So that that breeds the feeling of hypocrisy in your heart and now, you start wondering if this is right or wrong, how should I do that? The ayah Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran in surah, two stuff. Yeah, you have levina armano limit Hakuna Matata, falloon kabara maakten, and ally and Taku moneta foreign believers, why do you profess that which you do not practice? Kabbalah maakten and the law,

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it's the most distasteful thing to Allah subhanho wa Taala that you profess, that what you do not practice cabramatta and ally and Taku mala divine. So in this ayah Allah subhanho wa Taala in this ayah Allah azza wa jal is warning us against saying which we don't practice, or just say do things that we don't really preach and so on. This is very, very dangerous thing, specifically, when you say things that you know that you don't practice yourself, you know, when you invite people to do the model, and you don't do the emulator yourself. You ask people to fast on Mondays and Thursday, don't do that yourself. You tell people to wake up, and you're always sleeping in on an oversleeping

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in at a time for Southern federal and so on. Then you start feeling the suffering this this thing of hypocrisy, how can I balance? How can I balance my activism with my personal schedule in my life? Well, Alhamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah has created us human beings, not angels. And we not we do not we cannot really expect ourselves to be perfect. the only the only example of perfection that you really should look for is the human perfection. Human perfection is that you expect mistakes and errors. And the way you fix that error is that by repenting to Allah subhana wa Taala. Part of the human perfection is the struggle. Over and over again, in one of our

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presentation, we spoke about Abdullah trials, that you're going to be in constant trials and you know, challenges that you have to go through. I don't want you to be disheartened by the feelings of hypocrisy. This feeling of hypocrisy really is coming from the Chopin. He's very clever as the Prophet sallallahu and described the shaytan saying, in Mia Aquila woman and as an urban casia, that the wolf preys only on the stray sheep, meaning that the shaitaan is just like the wolf that looks into the flock, and they see the weakest and they they try to put it in between to make one of these shoots go straight, and then they attack it. That's exactly what the show is trying to do with you

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is trying to take you away by those feelings and those doubts in your mind and your heart. am I'm a hypocrite. I'm not genuine or not authentic. I'm not this I'm not that and so on. And eventually, to let you stop doing the good deeds that you're doing. Well, shirtless, never been to me, Rahim. Allah, Allah, he was asked about this ayah How should we understand this ayah he gave a beautiful, beautiful understanding for this. He says this is applied to those who don't have those who actually lie about what they do. It's pure hypocrisy, meaning that you just keep preaching something deep in your heart, you're happy with not really doing what you preach, meaning people are happy with their

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sins, happy with their

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kind of bad lifestyle and so forth. And the only show off with good deeds, this applies for those type of people. But if you're that person who's struggling so much to maintain a good and healthy spiritual lifestyle, but on the way they they trip here and there, they fall, they make mistakes and so on and they keep struggling they keep struggling they try their best and shallow data says you should be under it. You should be you should be good. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said either suratgarh Salah was at Casa yoga Phantom omen. If you're pleased by your good deeds and you're saddened by your bad is that's a sign of faith.

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A sign of good good business and a belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala shall Assemblyman Mr. Loud Allah, He says about this ayah we have two obligations that we need to observe in our lives. Number one is to have faith and believe in Allah azza wa jal, and number two, is to have to practice now. So we have two obligations, that I have faith and practice good deeds. And I also need to preach and invite other people to do good deeds. So the Dharma is another obligations. He said, If you fail on one, that doesn't mean you need to stop the other one. Meaning, if I'm not as good in my good practices, that doesn't mean I cannot invite people to do good deeds. For example, you kind of weak

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in practice in your five daily prayers, you can weaken doing that, that does not mean you cannot give a heart error, or give a talk or an advice to someone who's weak in their salon or repair that you cannot say, Well, I'm not perfect myself. So why should I preach to people to maintain five daily prayers when I'm leaving target and with that, know, if you're struggling with that, keep struggling and keep trying, at the same time, invite others to do that. So that you're always basically taking this out. And hopefully, this will be another way of forcing you into bettering yourself and shall allow the Baraka to Allah. And if you quit the Dawa, that means you've quit to

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obligations, you're not doing the goodies as you should be, and you've stopped giving data to other people. So that means that you need to continue as much as you can, as much as possible. Of course in order to improve yourself in sha Allah Allah, you need to look fine, you need to look for and find good company around you. Find a good company in sha Allah will help you improve yourself and hopefully a shallow data that also will help you out inviting other people to the to do that which is good and inshallah forbidden from doing that which is wrong. And that which is even again, remember, being activist doesn't mean that you are an angel, you're going to be making mistakes. Do

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your best that whenever you do anything wrong that you repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala keep coming back to Allah azza wa jal. That doesn't mean to quit and stop inviting people to do good deeds. Try and keep trying and keep trying. Allah subhana wa tada is always there for you and keep coming back again in terms of Hana with Allah. wa salam aleikum. Wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.

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