The Spiritual Ladder – Exclusive Friendship

Sulaiman Moola


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Bismillah he was Salatu was Salam O Allah Rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were bad. So one of the greatest prophets of the Almighty that inhabited Earth was satana Ebrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. In fact, Allah has lavishly praised him in 25 different chapters in 63 different verses of the Quran and amongst the greatest of honors that has been conferred upon Ibrahim alayhis salam, what has Allahu Ibrahim Ali Allah? Allah says that Ibrahim is the friend of the Almighty. But do you know what my brother and have you given it thought my sister, Allah has extended that same friendship to you and I? Yes, we have just not responded to that proposal of the Almighty. We've

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made anyone and everyone our friend but the Almighty will use the verse of the fifth chapter six Jews verse 55, in which Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In nama Li yo como la hora, Soto Latina manual Latina yo te Muna sobre verily, your only friend is Allah, His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the pious believers. Let's understand this and just dissect the certain grammar that has been contained in this ayah to appreciate the meaning that has been conveyed to us in this amazing verse of the Quran. Well in the in Arabic means absolutely definitely, certainly with no doubt. And then it has been coupled with the word Ma Ma Kapha. In grammar you would refer to it when in is paired

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with Ma, it has the meaning of exclusive which we refer to as Hazara has or the only exclusive no one else. So Allah says your only your exclusive your absolute friend is Allah. Now look at the beauty and look at the expression. There is a question here from the grammatical perspective. Allah adopts the expression of friend in a singular form, but he speaks of three friends. So he didn't say friends in a plural form as in Olia, he said friend, as in Willie. And then he spoke about himself, the messenger sallallahu wasallam and the pious believers. So how do we reconcile when we know the Quran is blemish list and flawless? Right, let me ajala Who am I there's no deficiency in the Quran.

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And Allah Mendez Sufi in Madeira Catonsville, he answers the so beautifully. He says, Well, I'm ujima l Willie. The reason why Allah did not bring friend in a plural context were in Colonel Mads guru jamaa attend, although it was followed by the mention of three friends can be hung to signal and alert Allah and Willa yet le la he a Sloan Well, he really hit up on that your actual absolute exclusive friend is only Allah, therefore His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because he is the Beloved of Allah, and therefore the believers because they are obedient to Allah. So what are you waiting for my brother? What are you waiting for my sister? Indeed, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was the

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friend of Allah. But Allah tells you he is your friend. And guess what? Allah is Allah who because in abda, Allah says, I'm the only one if you believe befriend me, then I suffice for you. In all regards. May Allah make us his true friend and beloved. I mean yorubaland me