Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Series: Sajid Ahmed Umar - Transformers
Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh My dearest brothers and sisters in Islam Welcome to another episode of Transformers I pray, you are all well in this particular episode, I want to discuss with you all the difference between success and then ultimate success. You see, success comes in different ways, different formats.
In terms of the life of this world, different people consider different things, a success and different things entailed different people actually being successful. And the Quran is a book of guidance in every aspect of our lives and Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses. This particular topic, addresses what is success and addresses what is our ultimate success? Allah subhanho wa Taala says coolness in every soul shall taste death and this is a reality. Every soul will pass away No one will escape dying May Allah subhanho wa Taala shower His mercy upon us the day we die and make us from the people of Jenna the day we die. I mean, I mean yeah, I mean, as the poet said, death is a
door and everyone will walk through it and Motu bourbon, Baku lunacy. dahulu, Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all I mean, so Allah subhanahu wa Jalla in terms of success, and the life of this world, he says couldn't have seen that occur to remote every social taste death waiting to a photo doula, Camille kiama and everyone will receive the fruits of their labor in full on the day of tm. Then allowances for men, Zia. And now as for the one who is saved from the Hellfire, as for the one who is made to escape the Hellfire, because you can't escape it yourself. You can't be freed from the Hellfire self indeed, only Allah can free you from the Hellfire and save you from the hellfire.
And then Allah says, what are the halal agenda, and he's entered into gender because you can't enter gender yourself either. Right? You can't get gender by yourself either. Only Allah can enter you into paradise. So Allah says, As for the one that Allah saves from the Hellfire and Allah enters into Jenna for fers, this is ultimate success. This is the person who is ultimately successful. Why? Because this is the person who has received the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is the person who Allah Subhana, who Allah is pleased with, when Allah goes on, to share some guidance about general success, right, in terms of the life of this world, and Allah says, or Mel hyah to
dunya Illa moto rude. And there's nothing about the life of this world, except that it is a place of temporary enjoyment and deception, deception, deception brothers and sisters in Islam. Right. Now, going back to the introduction, where we said different things are considered,
you know, successful depending on where you come from, depending on you know, the upbringing you've been given, depending on
the worldview that you hold, Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us that it's not haram to consider successes in this life a success, right? As long as you look after the etiquettes right with regards to this topic, such as attributes being
the Father, and the blessings,
to have come from Allah subhanho wa Taala, that you might pass your exams, this is a success, but you don't go on and say I passed this by myself rather you say, La hawla wala quwata illa Billah there's no power no matter except from Allah. The success that I have is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. I couldn't have done it by myself this. So considering this type of success, a success in the right way is Hello, people consider a promotion, a form of success. people consider the children passing the exams well, or graduating a success. people consider marriage, a success having children a success. And yes, these are successes, and we consider them successes with the morals, manners and
and guidance of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam with regards to this topic, but the point that I want to highlight brothers and sisters in Islam is how are we in terms of celebrating these successes? Right? Many of us, in all of us, we celebrate the successes of this life, the temporary successes of this life, the successes that are part and parcel of a life that Allah subhanho wa Taala has taught us to be
deceitful, right. But then in retrospect, how many people actually celebrate ultimate success how many of us celebrate being sincere
Right. How many of us celebrate,
you know, living a day in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala how many of us celebrate the day we beat shape on? How many of us celebrate the times and Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses us to hold our tongue and not backbite How many times do we celebrate? Being the bigger person not being with other people based on how they are with us for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala? How many of how many times do we celebrate this? Right? And when I say celebrate, I'm not saying throw a party, similar to how we celebrate just success of the life of this world. But I mean, celebrated the way the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam taught us we should celebrate ultimate success, right? And in
terms of the answer to that question, how we celebrate ultimate success that that is done through extra worship? How do we celebrate ultimate success by worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala some more, just like we do on the day of the day of read, no doubt is a day of celebration in and of itself. But how does Allah subhanho wa Taala make us celebrate the day of aid by coming to the masjid and observing a prayer we would never ever pray during any other time of the year, and to conduct ourselves in a way that we would not conduct ourselves in that way during other times
of the year. So true success is celebrated by worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala some more, and the best way to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala samo is by first and foremost being thankful and grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because if you're grateful to Allah, then this is giving honor, and respect to the being that is most deserving of it. It's recognition, number one. And number two, Allah promises us that if you celebrate by thanking Allah for achieving ultimate success, then Allah says that as he then I, indeed, without doubt will continue increasing for you. This is a paraphrase, translation, but I'm trying to capture the emotion of this particular ariella as he then
nachum, I will, without doubt continue with Lee increase for you. Good deeds will beget good deeds, your success will be get more success, and so on and so forth. So this is something to take into consideration. And I want to end this with a statement of someone from our past who wisely said that every day you live in the obedience of Allah, that this is a day of it.
This is a day of your heat, right? This is a day of your read. Every day you live in the service of Allah you live in the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the day of eat, and this is a day worthy of celebration. So I pray this difference that I've shared the difference between success and ultimate success is clear.
And I pray also, that I am clear in terms of sharing with you all how we should be with our successes, and how we should be with ultimate success. Now listen mannahatta Allah grant us the understanding. I mean, if there's anything unclear please write in to me via www dot Sajid arrma.com. I love you all for the sake of Allah, like others in the highest gender, I mean, Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh