How Many Greats Have Fallen
Channel: Saad Tasleem
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My dear brothers and sisters, the story of this ship on has many lessons for us. Of course we understand that Allah Who Subhan Allah to Allah allowed the ship on to remain and to exist as a test and trial for us as human beings, that even though the ship on will try to mislead us, the she upon will whisper to us that she upon what tried to attend to us. But we persevere through that test. And it is through that test, that we gain closeness to Allah Who Subhan Allah to Allah, Allah says in the ship on a nakoma I do for who I do, that certainly the she upon is an enemy for you. So take him as your enemy. The problem is my brothers and sisters that we may know that she upon is our enemy.
So the first part of this is this first, I think we understand, we learn as children that this ship on, he's a bad guy, he's our enemy, he's not good. But the second part is where we often fall short where Allah says, definitely, though, who are do take him as your enemy. And what that means my brothers and sisters is that we have to be proactive. We have to actively take a stand against the Shia pawn, we have to actively protect ourselves against the attacks of the Shia fawn. And that means that we are aware of the influence of the ship on you know the prophets of Allah who I knew he was sending them when describing the influence of the ship on he said in a ship on Yejide middle in
sun Majora them. He says the Shi Athan flows through human beings like the flowing of blood. My brothers and sisters, if you were to right now feel your pulse on your wrist. And if you were to feel how blood flows through you, you would understand the analogy given to us by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam number one, our pulse flows, our blood flows through us. But how many of us are consciously thinking about how our blood is flowing through us even though we are alive because the blood is flowing through us, if our blood stopped flowing, there would be a big problem. But how many of us think about the fact that the blood is flowing through our bodies. So we are
unaware sometimes of the influence of the ship. And also if you were to feel your pulse, you would understand how consistent Your pulse is. How consistently blood flows through you, likewise is the attack of the ship on the ship on is consistent and persistent. Even if we are not thinking about the ship on it doesn't mean the ship on stops attacking us. Our brothers and sisters, this is how the Prophet salallahu Alaihe was sending them describe the influence of the Shia upon and we know the reason why she upon fell from the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala we know that Allah azza wa jal, he ordered the ship on it nice to make such that to add them either he said, amongst the other
amongst the angels that were present.
And what did he do? Allah tells us that he refused. Aba was stuck, but what cannot be no caffeine, Allah tells us that he refused.
And he became arrogant, and he was arrogant, and he became amongst the disbelievers. And so, we understand that the problem that IBLEES had, amongst all the other problems was a problem of arrogance. It was an ego problem. If we want to let take a look at the first egomaniac it was IBLEES himself that she upon himself. And so, if we take a look at the issue of arrogance, and an inflated ego, this is a characteristic that we as Muslims by the way, we consider this a Shia Pawnee characteristic, we carry we consider this a characteristic of the devil, that this is what this she upon the problem that she upon had and this is what the she upon inspires amongst human beings. Why?
Because the she upon has something to prove. He said Ana Pharaoh min I'm better than him. Hello Afghani. Minnaar Wahab the human clean, I'm better than him. You created me from fire and you created Him meaning of them either. He said I'm from clay. So he has to prove that he is better than the children of Adam. And a one of the ways he wants to do that is by saying, Look, I fell prey to the attack to the issue of arrogance. Viewing myself as being a
of others, and the children of Adam are no different. You will see how they will also fall prey to this attack of arrogance, that when you give something to them, Oh Allah, when you grant them something, then they will begin to use what you have given to them to see themselves as above others because this ship on himself, same problem. Allahu Subhan, Allah to Allah allowed the ship on to live amongst the angels, Allah raise the ship on to that position. But instead of being grateful to Allah for that position, he began to view himself as being better than everyone else. So when the moment came, that he was tested, to make such that to a new creation. He said, I am better than him.
You created me from fire, and you created him from clay. And my brothers and sisters is very interesting the issue of the ship and that sometimes when we hear the story of the ship on, we think that it is in that moment. In that instance, this ship on became arrogant, but you know, Allahu Subhana, Allah questioned the ship on and said, a stuck boat, the uncontaminated Aileen, that have you now just become arrogant? Or were you always someone who you viewed was someone who viewed themselves above others? And what does this tell us? This tells us that arrogance doesn't appear in one day. Arrogance just doesn't happen in one day, it takes time to build up as Allah gives to us,
as Allah gives us whether we, whether it be wealth, or status, or position, or anything that we may use to view that we are better than others, that this takes time to develop. And if we don't deal with that problem, if we don't deal with those feelings of arrogance and entitlement and feeling better than others, if we don't deal with our ego, that eventually it's going to rear its ugly head in our action. How many times do we see a celebrity act out in a way? That seems very arrogant? And sometimes we're shocked? We're like, how could this celebrity someone who I looked up to this sports star, or this movie star or whatever this whoever the celebrity is, we assumed that this was just a
good person because they're famous? Because they're well known.
But we see them act in a way that seemed very arrogant, maybe they talked down to a waiter. Maybe they talked down to someone who was serving them. And were shocked, like, how could this person that I looked up to behave in this way.
And the reality is my brothers and sisters that it didn't happen in one instance, this arrogance was building up over time for a long time. Now, this person was being told that they're better than everyone else. This person was being told that they are more important than everyone else. And those feelings began to fester and build and build and build until the moment came where he was tested or she was tested, and they had to humble themselves. And they couldn't and they made a ridiculous statement said Don't you know who I am? How dare you talk to me like this? How dare you make me wait or whatever the issue of arrogance is similar to the ship on the arrogance in the ship on built up
over a long time. And likewise for us, my brothers and sisters, we can only see people's actions and we don't know what's happening in our hearts. Likewise for us, people will judge us by our actions Absolutely. But we have to take a look at our hearts and say what is happening in my heart? What is happening? When I am given something by Allah Subhan Allah to Allah do I say Masha Allah? And a lot of times people think you say Masha, Allah when you see something that someone else has no Quran tells us that when we feel arrogant and proud, we say Masha Allah, the story of the of the man with the garden and sort of Belka Allah whose federal data tells us that the other man told him without
the help that Jana DaCosta, masha Allah, you're feeling arrogant, you're feeling proud of your garden, you think you're better than other people. If you had only entered your garden and said, masha Allah, it is by the will of Allah na Quwata illa biLlah there is no power but Allah, meaning anything that I have, it is because of Allah who Subhan Allah to Allah. So I cannot think that I'm better than other people. Anything that I have can be taken away from me at any moment that how can I look at something that I have, and feel that I am better than other people? Because it all belongs to Allah subhanaw taala and if we want to humble ourselves, we remind ourselves that every single
thing that we have belongs to Allah subhana wa to Allah.
This is our afternoon. This is our fate. This is our creed. How many giants? How many greats have been taken down? By their arrogance? How many greats have been taken down by their ego? How
Many people raised in status by us, people who had reputation people who had honor people who had and had and had. But the she had been whispered that she had been told them you're better than other people. And the person fell prey, and they fell victim, they began to believe the hype, the hype about themselves, maybe I am better, if a lot of people are saying I'm better, maybe I am better. And so my brothers and sisters, we as individuals that she upon knows that we all have blessings from Allah. And our blessings are different, that she upon is conniving and he knows that every individual can have something and feel proud about over others. For some people, maybe well, it's
for some people, maybe beauty for some people, maybe status for some people, it may be their culture or their race which they think is better than other people. Anything that we have this she upon can use against us, that she upon can come and whisper and say, You know what, you have this and therefore you are better. But you know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam reminded us that this is one of the main issues that will keep us distant from Paradise, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Men can be myth Allah de la min Keba. A person who has a tiniest amount of arrogance will not enter paradise. And this is the reason why that she upon himself was removed from
Paradise. Allah says get out from it, get out from paradise. Why? From Iacono, Lukashenka taka Bharatiya because it is not allowed for you to be arrogant in paradise. The more arrogant one becomes the more distant they become from paradise. It is not possible for a person to be arrogant and to be admitted into paradise. And every single person who views themselves as above others will be humbled, dare I say humiliated either in this life, or the afterlife. Either we realize ourselves and we humble ourselves or Allah Who Subhan Allah to Allah will decree that we are humbled and humiliated in this life, because Allah will not allow that to pass. And if it doesn't happen in this
life, a person may think they have gotten away. I lived a life where I viewed myself as being above others, and I got away. But that is not a victory my brothers and sisters, because on the Day of Judgment, when all of humanity is gathered, it is on that day where Allah subhanho wa Taala will reveal everyone's truth, everyone's reality, everyone's true colors. And on that day, the humiliation in front of all of humanity, we far worse than any humiliation in this life. And so we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa taala. From the evil whispers of the chiffon, we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to give us the ability to recognize that we have no choice but to be humbled before Allah
Who Subhan Allah to Allah, Allahu Subhana wa Tada says, What? Hola Hola Nene, Allah is the One who is free of any need. What untoward are all you are the ones who are in need. This verse applies to everyone, the rich and the poor. The people who view themselves who as people with status and those who don't have status, the person who views themselves as being better looking than others and a person who does not because everyone before Allah subhanaw taala is in need. And so we ask Allah subhana wa Tada to allow us to give us the ability to humble ourselves before Allah azza wa jal We ask Allah to make our life a means through which we attain Jannah through our humility to Allah ha
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