Revival #02 Belief – Key to Personal and Community

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Today we will cover the second trait of the individual inshallah Tada and that is the trait of iman the trait of email. Now the word Eman cannot be translated in any single term in the English language cannot be translated very easily. And we'll see why as we explore the topic today in sha Allah Tala, that has many connotations, it has many layers, it has some pillars to it as well. And it is not a word that oftentimes you will find a close translation for. Sometimes you will see the word faith, other times beliefs. And there is a little bit of both, of course, but it's much more than that. I'll start with something like I'll start with a joke, just so we can start off light

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Inshallah, tada, we don't usually start with jokes, but episode two, Inshallah, I will start with a joke. And some of you have heard this joke before. That one time, a young man, he calls a chef, and he says, I'm struggling. I have this temptation. I'm struggling with this problem. Struggling with my faith. He says, what's going on? He says, I feel like I'm constantly thinking about this girl, and I can't get her out of my mind. So the chef tells him make dua.

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He's like, Okay, I'll make dua. He says what kind of diet should I make? He's like there's so many derived from the Quran that will help you purify your heart and ask a lot to protect you from anything evil and ask them how to fill your heart with faith. So he says give me an example of a your art from the Quran. So he references an idea that we will cover today in sha Allah, Allah Muhammad bbe man I was a man who feel called me Oh Allah, make Iman faith belief, beloved to me, and decorate my heart with it. And as he continues he's trying to explain the dirt the young man interrupts he says he or she her name is Iman you're telling me to make though.

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Of course, this is a joke. So nobody take it seriously inshallah I will make cannot have success. If there are no believers, there is no Ummah without Iman. There is no amount without Iman.

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And Iman is just an individual experience. But your Eman has ripple effects on all of society. And your Eman has ripple effects on the future of mankind as well. The level of your Eman and the consistency of that level as well has an impact on your family on your workplace, your education, the people you interact with in society, the man of a believer could be the reason that many people in this country have converted to Islam or heard about Islam. Your Eman could be the reason that you're elevated to higher ranks in paradise. So let us start with first talking about the blessings of email. There's a lot of good news a lot of glad tidings if I were to ask, what are some of the

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blessings of iman that you know from the Quran or sunnah there are so many examples were mentioned seven or eight inshallah. The first, Allah subhanaw taala tells us about and we hear this in the Sierra and we study this as well the Bedouins who come to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they are boasting that they've accepted Islam. They are bragging about it and you know this from Surah, turut, Yamuna, alayka and Islam. They are regarding their acceptance of Islam as a favor to you like they think hey, I became Muslim so you should appreciate what I'm doing like it's a favor to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will let me know Allah Islam. But Allah Who Yamuna Allah

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caminhada community Imani In Kuntum Saudi clean Allah subhanaw taala commands the Prophet sallallahu Sallam tell those individuals who said that tellows Bedouins O Prophet, tell them do not regard your Islam as a favor to me. Rather it is Allah who has done you a favor by guiding you to Iman, it is Allah who gave you this blessing by guiding you to Eman indeed if you are faithful. Allah subhanho wa Taala shows them and shows us multiple favors. And amongst them is the fever of Eman. So first and foremost. We find this reference in the Font was very interesting wording, although it can cut up a fee to you to be himolla Eman that Allah has written a man in their heart to a year the

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homebuilder men and Allah subhanho wa Taala aided them Biru when men meaning a type of spirit from him. So in other words, the man that you have in your heart, your spiritual heart, your rule or your club, sometimes they are interchangeable. This is from Allah subhanaw taala. And someone may ask well, what about those who don't have it written in their heart? Is that fair? No, Allah subhanaw taala saw something sincere in your heart and in your actions. So he blessed you with EMA that you're able to embrace it. The second blessing of Ema is that Allah subhanaw taala makes a man beloved to those whom He loves and because he sees something good in them and then he beautifies

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them with it. And that goes back to the area that we just referenced in the story. When I came in Allah who had the LA common eemaan Allah had made Iman beloved to you was a Jana who failed to become and he decorated your hearts with so your heart becomes beautiful with iman. So the beauty of the heart is proportionate to how much Eman you have. And then what kind of Raha ecoman COFRA Wanfu Kawana Seon with a coma Rashid and this is part of that dua that we sometimes make. So Allah subhanaw taala made Hadith to you, this belief in Allah and mischief and immorality and this is a blessing from ALLAH SubhanA wa

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Add. The third blessing very quickly of iman, is that it has a type of taste. And example that we always have in the Arabic language is when you say the sweetness of something had I wanted Iman. So when you talk about sweetness, the example obviously that we can give, if you're really hungry or you're fasting, and then the very first thing you eat is that date and sweet. Yes. And some people, maybe they'll say I don't like dates, but the very first thing you eat, and the sweetness that it has generally sweet things are beloved to people in terms of food. Generally, when you have a really good fruit, it's considered, you know, something amazing. It's a great experience physically. And

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I'll give you an example. Just a few weeks ago, a friend sent me just like the small box of tropical fruits from Trinidad. And he's like, I think you'll like these. I know you've traveled there before, but you didn't perhaps you didn't try these. And I tried them. They were amazing. In Arabic, we call them Michelin English, they have multiple, they have multiple types in terms of the fruit itself, and it's very, very sweet. It's very sweet. It's not it's not like the dairy you guys are things that you guys know. So when I tasted it, I thought Subhanallah every time we find a new fruit from a different country, and we eat it, and we're like this is so amazing. And we find that Allah subhanaw

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taala references the fruits of gender, especially. And when we talk about these fruits, they're not cut off a turtle supply as much as you want. And the only similarity between the fruit of Jannah and the fruit you have here is the word itself, but rather the experience the quality, the quantity is very different. So sweet things we understand this experience at the physical level. But what about the spiritual level? Think of a time in your life in which you felt like you were really really content or enjoying an act of worship, or connected to Allah more than perhaps the day before or the week before or the minutes before. Maybe you were making dua, maybe you went for armor or maybe you

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went for Hajime was the first time you experienced something new and you made dua to Allah you were connected to Allah you tasted the sweetness of iman. Or you put your trust in Allah and or you saw a dua being accepted in a specific way. You tasted the sweetness of faith. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Thou PiFan II man, he has tasted the sweetness of faith and memorably below here on the one who is pleased content with a law as his Lord woven Islami, Dena and Islam as his religion will be more handmade and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and with Prophet Muhammad as His messenger and this is similar to the DUA we are supposed to make as part of a thorough saga.

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I'll lead to Mila Hiraga Erbil, Islam, Medina, Wahby, Muhammad Sallallahu, alayhi, Salam and a B and what are Sudha there's a sweetness of faith that you experience when you're content with Islam. Someone may be intellectually convinced Islam is true. And they do all the acts of worship. They stay away from all the prohibitions, but they feel like they do not like active worship. And they do not like staying away from the prohibitions, not in the sense of desires, but internally, spiritually, psychologically, they feel like they hate it. And I've had people for example, in many classes, they'll say, Listen, I know Islam is true. I will never leave aside Michelle data, but I

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feel like I hate to do these acts of worship, why why am I like that? How can I overcome that? And so oftentimes, in these conversations, we'll talk about the sweetness of faith that you can experience when your Eman starts to increase. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us that. Number four of the blessings of Eman Allah subhanaw taala gives us an analogy a parable. It's like the example of a beautiful and strong and blessing tree and the example is in surah, two Brahim when Allah subhanaw taala gives us the example of Kadima, tenplay EBA and he gives us the opposite example as well. But Kennametal Paiva is the Shahada. It is your Eman it is your faith. Khashoggi a rotten point here. It

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is like a good tree by yours not just good by your base pure by you but is blessed. I'll slow her thumb but its roots are very firm will follow half is similar. Its branches are out there's an entire lecture we can give just on the parable and salted Brahim La ilaha illa being like the st. So Allah subhanaw taala gives us the example of Eman the stronger your iman the more rooted your Eman in terms of your foundation, your connection to Allah spiritually intellectually, the more beneficial you are and also your branches are out what does this mean? You're benefiting society, your family, other people you cannot revive though without Eman. You cannot possibly look at a

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pathway where someone says Listen, we can revive the OMA The only thing we need is social justice. The only thing we need is one good leader one good ruler. You need Eman whether in that ruler or in that system or in that educational program or that curriculum or in that movement or in social justice? You can't have any of this without Eman included in it. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us that number five of eight. Iman, as we said, has a type of sweetness to the extent that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said Whoever has three traits, three characteristics within himself we'll find the sweetness of faith. And this these mean three amongst many others, the first the one

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who loves Allah and His Messenger more than anyone else more than rather I should say anything else

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The second is the one who loves a servant, another person, their friend, for example, only for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada and one who hates to turn back to Kufa to disbelief after Allah subhanaw taala saved him just as much as he hates to be thrown into the fire. The example of this I believe I mentioned this last week, or maybe one of the Friday hookless is the man who had converted to Islam. And he used to have a lifestyle that sometimes people think is what they want. He said he was a rapper, small time rapper, and he dealt drugs, and he was drinking alcohol, he would club on the weekends, he was doing a lot of the things that people think is amazing or is fulfilling. He

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said, I felt empty. Anyways, long story short, he converted to Islam. He said, If somebody offered me a billion dollars, he's like, and of course, I mean, more than that, as well, I would never go back to what I used to do before. I would never go back to that lifestyle. Why? He said, Now I feel like I'm really living life. This is the real life. And of course, we know he means by this, this is why I was created. Now I feel alive. There's real meaning that's attached to my actions. And it's not arbitrary. It's not constructed by society. It's not a social construct. So oftentimes, when a nihilist a meaningless lifestyle, when somebody says there's no purpose to life, and they don't

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believe in an afterlife, and they reject belief in God. And they claim you have to come up with your own meaning. Oftentimes, they will realize as they're coming up with their own meaning that it's a paradox, You are contradicting your claim that life is meaningless. And you are trying to come up with your own meaning for it, it's subjective, it will change so you're giving yourself meaning because you've removed the actual meaning that came with it, the purpose of life to worship Allah subhanaw taala. So this man he says to these young youth in this program, he says you guys have no idea like you guys think it's cool to do those things. But I used to live that lifestyle. I wasn't

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happy inside. And I'm blessed with Islam. I'm blessed with what I have now. And I if you offered me anything of this world, if you offered me a billion dollars, literally I would not go back to that lifestyle.

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Number six, Iman has a light that fills the heart nude. Now the concept of nude is mentioned the Quran many different forms, but amongst them, Allah subhanaw taala tells us not just Allahu NeuRA semi Awatea and in surah to noon at noon as well the verse of the light as it's called, one of the verses by the way that has so much commentary in the books of Tafseer but Allah subhanaw taala also talks about the one who walks with the light in this world. So you have in Surah Al Hadith this example Yeah Even Latina or you who believe it took one hour me it will be rasuluh he believes in Allah and follow the messenger or be conscious of Allah and follow the messenger yo t come ki

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Fleeman Rama to give you a double share of His mercy there is a meaning to this wire John Lacan neuron Tim Shuna behave and he will give you a node to walk with be not fee. So when Allah subhanaw taala says neuron Tim Shona, be wealthy to come along with a photo Rahim. It means that if you believe in Allah subhanaw taala and you follow the messenger Allah His salat wa salam, so you have taqwa in your life, it means that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala is not just going to give you a light that is there. When you're connected, let's say in one moment to one situation, one environment, so it has conditions rather tenshun A Bihi, you're walking with light. When you're walking with light, it

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means that as Allah subhanaw taala blessed you with the man and you're doing the right things and you believe in Allah, you are a source of light for others, you are a source of light through your character, you are a source of light in terms of your education, your source of light in terms of your workplace, it's not limited. And here's the beautiful part, the light of this world, that new order that Allah mentioned is linked to the newer of the Accra. So on the Day of Judgment, a lot of people may not know this, but they slid off the bridge over the Hellfire when people all of humanity has to cross. What you mean Camilla wherever everyone has to cross. Initially, there is no light.

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Initially it is pitch black darkness. So everyone who's about to cross so it's the Muslims, the believers and it is the Mona fealty and the hypocrites the rest did not make it. The hypocrites are here for a reason. Because they fake their Islam in the soil. They're about to cross now. And as they are about to cross this light is given to them. And as you know from Surah, Al Hadid and Surah to Tallinn, that light is extinguished for them on aphelion, they are not able to see any more why they fake their light in this world. And so they were given a deceptive light in the next life and they in fact, they were living upon darkness, but the believers are able to see they are able to see

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in proportion to the news that they had an assault on the light with which you walk in this world in terms of your connection to Allah your connection to a know the revelation itself as is one of its nicknames will give you more light as you're crossing over the Hellfire so you're able to see by the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is a blessing from Allah number seven. Eman is mentioned the Hadith as conquering and not being conquered. The stronger your Eman the list of freeing you are of worldly things and people. The stronger your Eman the less afraid you are of the enemies of Islam. The stronger your Eman the more likely you are to be courageous and brave even if there is

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Sometimes nervousness even if there's sometimes wonder how will I succeed? Where's the victory going to come from, to how they may have wondered some of them at times, and they were constantly reminded, constantly reminded the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam told us Eman conquers everything else. It is not conquered meaning nothing can conquer it. This comes with a strong Iman. And finally, number eight, Iman was which deserves its own again 123 topics, its own series has many levels, and it has many branches has many levels and it has many branches. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us that it's composed of 60 Odd branches. In other words, there are many

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different levels and branches and facets to Iman, amongst them. The highest and most important is what what is the most important aspect of iman the branches

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La Ilaha from the authentic hadith it is La Ilaha illa Allah so the shahada is the best facet of iman is the foundation. And the lowest part is in multiple other Anatolia to remove something harmful from the path. This is the lowest level of Eman one time, by the way, one of my friends was sharing, he was driving with one of our teachers, and he was making the kid do Subhan Allah hamdulillah in and Allahu Akbar. And at one point, he was just repeating the shahada over and over and over just form of the Canada, you know, you know, and then they got to an area where there was a branch on the side of the streets in a residential area. It's not even in the middle of the road.

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But he said, Can you just, you know, pull over, he pulls over and the sheriff gets on, he's still saying, You didn't lock and he removes this branch. And my friend when he shared this, I said, it's very amazing Subhanallah he's making declare the highest branch of Eman and he sees something on the street to the lowest branch and least meaning you can do so remove something harmful from the path that sometimes we don't think twice, we see things and assume somebody else will remove it. But this is the lowest degree of faith, why it is a way to protect other people are we to serve humanity and it's a reminder for us about the different facets of iman, one of the signs of iman

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is that you want to study Iman, that you want to know more about it that you want to explore the branches of iman that you want to be reminded of it that you don't think for example, well I've heard about imam for 50 years of my life or 10 years of my life where I took an entire Islamic Studies class about a man I don't need to learn more. The Sahaba always felt like they needed to renew their Iman jet. Did you eat manna from the Prophet sallallahu? You said it says renew your Eman. How do we do that? Yeah, rasool Allah, Kaif Energen do Imana he said acromioclavicular Allah, repeat la, la meaning just increase in that. And the Sahaba at times would also say things like

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let's meet together let's go congregate. Let's go to the masjid. Nope means to believe for an hour Does this mean we're only going to believe for an hour? No, it means to be reminded of Allah and to increase our Eman for a moment. And the way to do this through remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala going all the way back to the time of the Sahaba tambourine, we find something interesting in our history in our theological history, that the first theological controversy was over controversies is a subjective term controversy or dispute among some people was how do you define Eman and who is a movement? And I know this is not something for us to worry about in our times and hamdulillah but

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who is a man and how do you define things takes us to a small and towards a small tangent very quickly. How do we define things? For example, when it comes to scriptural evidence, you know what Salah is based on the Quran and Sunnah you don't you don't define Salah based on its literal, linguistic definition, you have the linguistic and the shadow a definition for different terms. Otherwise we would say Salah is just a type of Dr. Sleater a connection. The second is through a linguistic evidence. So it's not from the Quran and Sunnah. But it's based on pre Islamic poetry. It's based on the commentary of the people of that time how they spoke. So you look at the language

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of the people, and you'll contextualize the scholars will contextualize what this word meant at that time. So, for example, they used to refer to either the Caribbean in the eye of Surah tonight and as you're making look, what does this mean Eid al cabin. And also when you talk about voodoo up to the elbows, including the elbow, when you talk about your feet, how do you wash the you wipe. So all of this is included in some of the language of the people and the third sometimes is through the cultural norms as well. So a lot of scholars will say the word suffer. It's mentioned in the Quran, you have many a hadith about who is a Mustafa, how far do you have to go to be a traveler, somebody

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reaches out and says, I work an hour away, which is very common in the US. I work over let's say 70 miles away, and I come back home every single day. But that's my work. Am I allowed to am I considered a massage and when I go to work, so I can do a clustered for the rest of the time I have this job. And so the reality is you you look at and many scholars rather, they looked at the cultural understanding of suffer, and not only what some scholars have said, which is a valid opinion that it's based on a fixed distance. Otherwise in some contexts, you'll have somebody who's not really a muscle fit. And they're taking advantage of something that they are not supposed to be

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taking advantage of. And the opposite somebody who's actually traveling but it's, let's say close by and they're not considered Mustafa based on the madhhab that they are following. So the scholars will look at different contexts and extract from them the principles the maximum that we need based on of course

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There's a certain methodology a certain set of principles and they will follow this in terms of their rulings. The word Iman has two main meanings. The word Eman number one comes from or means to protect, to secure Amina. And what it means is basically to grant protection to or to grant security to this is pretty straightforward. The second is to believe and the proof of this is in the Quran, one of the many proofs to believe someone so I believe what you said to me, this is a type of Eman what does that mean? What is the example who can tell us the proof from the Quran Surah Yusuf?

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Before that one that men know how to use if this is good, there's one before it.

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So you fight or sorry, a different one I shouldn't say before, then you are not going to believe us men here is not a believer and ALLAH SubhanA here, you're not going to be a believer in us in what we are saying to you, woman to be what Milena? What are the things you're not going to believe us? In other words, to believe and a type of security to envelop someone with protection? And so the scholars of the past there was a dispute. Yes, the scholars of the past we find over maybe 500 600 statements from the Sahaba from the tabular in the next generation from the generation after that the best three of generations and you'll compile all of these narrations, all the statements, all

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the elements of the definition and you'll find it summarized as Eman is comprised of statements and of actions. Some will say it is internal and it is external Eman is something that increases and decreases these are all different components that the user has celibacy Rahimullah. He said he said Eman is not to decorate oneself externally meaning it's not to show off rather it is not false hope it is what settles in the heart and it is confirmed with your actions. So you have multiple elements to the concept of Iman and you have the famous statement of Abdullah bin Omar but all the Allahu Anhu actually is a very important one as a as an evidence. He says that we learned Eman and then we

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learned the Quran and increased us in Eman. So you have from this some components of what Eman means. So when we talk about Iman at the end of the day we say this is the comprehensive definition Eman is a belief in the heart. And it is statements on the tongue and it is confirmed by your actions actions of the limbs and it increases and decreases. This is what the Eman is according to her sunnah. Obviously you have other groups that have different definitions. And this is beyond the realm of our discussion today. Eman is based on what if somebody were to ask you how do you have faith you just you're a blind follower. Is that what Eman is is like blind faith. This is why we

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said you can't translate Eman as faith. It's a very weak translation. Because usually, especially in the US, or in most Western countries, if you say faith, it has multiple definitions and connotations. But amongst them, they mean faith in something you don't have an evidence for. Sometimes it means I have faith in you. I mean, there's no evidence, but I have faith you'll get it done. It's a type of Hope sometimes faith here. And sometimes faith means like religion, your faith tradition, faith here in terms of iman, we should say is based on the fitrah. First, the natural disposition. The natural disposition means we have a type of knowledge, a type of knowledge that we

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are born with and develops as we mature as we grow. And there are a lot of actually psychologists who hold this opinion. Amongst them is Dr. Justin Barrett. He's a famous psychologist. And he studied psychology of religion and anthropology and evolutionary psychology. He's a Christian, but he has an entire book on this topic for those interested in this field. It's called Born believers and he talks about how the natural religion the natural beliefs of the human beings as children, if you don't corrupt them, if you don't change them if you don't secularize them, if you will, is to believe in a higher power is to believe that the soul moves on the soul meaning the person who died

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physically their body died but the person is still alive somewhere. This is the natural faith. This is the fifth row of course for us. The second is evidence that the Quran is from Allah Eman is based on something very tangible empirical you can study it the Quran and it already has the third is evidence that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is a true prophet. The fourth is the signs of Allah around us today. And as we advance in science and technology should bring us even closer to Allah subhanaw taala the fifth is experiences that we have. Most times when we ask someone why do you believe in Allah subhanaw taala it's not based on an intellectual evidence that they're going to use

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to convince someone else rather they know from experience, I experienced something they'll say, I know I felt things over my the duration of my life. And finally, trust in Allah subhanaw taala and the search for higher meaning and purpose. Eman has many pillars and I'm not referring to the six pillars of iman that are mentioned the famous Hadith to believe in Allah and the angels and the cutover the scriptures and the messengers. Rather, there are pillars that we just mentioned, which is in the heart, on the tongue, and in your actions. These are three things we need to actually talk about as a foundation. Why? Because if we don't focus on these screen terms

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of revival for us as individuals we will be missing some potential. So as for the first belief in the heart, so this is knowledge affirmation that I believe in Allah subhanaw taala, the Bedouins that we mentioned at the very beginning of the session, politic are among the Bedouins came in. They said we believe we have Eman putting them took me know what I concluded Islam. Now do not say that you are believers with Eman rather say we've submitted we've become Muslim. While Mar an email you'll feel polu become until basically, Iman actually faith actually enters your heart until your belief in Allah subhanaw taala settles in the heart. So there is an action of the heart that takes

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place. There is a relationship with Allah Subhana Allah that starts internally before anything external happens. And there are no scholars who denied the reality that if someone is being tortured, like Ahmad vinyasa while the Allahumma and he says something external that he does not mean internally, he says to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he still believes and he's very sad and scared and upset that he said something that they wanted him to say, as he's being tortured, that he's not a Muslim, he's disbeliever. But he doesn't believe what he's saying on the tongue. He said this just so he won't be tortured. And he was reminded, actually, in a verse, not

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just Hadith, he's reminded the verse in Surah tunap, that this is not considered Cofer, because he's being tortured in the moment, it's beyond the realm of his capacity, he's not held accountable for it. So no one denied this amongst the scholars or movements in the history of Islam, that this person actually is a believer in Allah subhanaw taala. The second when we talk about the actions of the heart, I imagine Kulu Ramadan called Allah subhanaw taala says, when levena a shed do hug vanilla, those who believe and may Allah subhana make us amongst them have a an intense love for Allah, they are more loving of Allah Subhana Allah, this is referring to comparison to others. So

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when you love Allah subhanaw taala, you experienced certain types of psychological, spiritual emotions. And this is a really crucial point here. Because many times people ask what is the relationship between the emotions and the internal thoughts that we have with our iman? What are some examples? An example obviously beyond the scope of our talk today, an example of like, telecoil to trust in Allah, where does that come from? Or your hope, in Allah's mercy that you never lose hope that Allah will forgive you, if you keep repenting sincerely, you can't lose that hope. Because Allah told you not to lose that hope. But also there's fear, there's Hashem, that that Hush you have

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has to also have a certain quantity and a certain quality to it, that you don't want to have shortcomings. You don't want to violate the laws of Allah, you don't want to be considered somebody who's committing that spiritual crime or religious crime. So there are a range of emotions you're afraid to meet along, you're not prepared. There's also the emotion of a type of emotional state. There's the experience of gratitude to Allah. Use the experience of optimism with Allah to flirt with mean an email that you're thinking good of Allah and has no one biller. This is all a part of iman. And there's an overlap between the psychospiritual as well. But at the end of the day, when

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you hear people making fun of God, insulting Allah subhanaw taala, insulting the Prophet sallallahu sallam, the feeling you have internally that something is wrong, that you're upset about it. That's a good sign. mean what this is a sign that there's Iman there, you're you're you're frustrated that people are insulting the Creator, how can you insult the One who created you? How can you how can you be as a Muslim, okay, now you don't feel anything at all. When you see somebody drawing for example, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam obviously is not him, trying to depict him and mock him and insult him. You know, it's not him at a site to us. But the Muslim naturally will feel something

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like Oh, what are you doing mocking the final messenger of Allah Subhana Allah who came to save you from the Hellfire came to give you mercy came to give you salvation? How can you mock the very person who is trying to benefit you in this life and the next so when you hear people making fun of religion or Allah subhanaw taala. Of course, I'm not talking about your physical reaction here I'm just talking about the internal state what happens that feeling like something is wrong. That's a sign of iman. That's the type of emotion that we are talking about here. But again, there are many others amongst them as you respect and higher higher towards Allah hangout many times people will

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talk about it as with regards to clothing or your I would like what's supposed to be covered, or many times it's limited, just the scope of hijab has much more than that includes that, but it's more than just your clothes. It's more than just what people can see. It's how you carry yourself, your interaction with others. It's the way you talk. It's also the way you are in private between you and Allah subhanaw taala that is higher meaning what? Either lamp tester Hey, if you have no higher up before, first and foremost yet you're going to do this is one meaning you're going to do whatever you want, because you're following your desires not not modesty towards Allah modesty

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towards Allah is that you're cautious. So the scholars have understood it did not disagree for the most part until a certain point in history that Eman increases and decreases if you want think of maybe a knob that you turn and if zero means no iman and let's say the maximum of this knob is 100. Your Eman can go up and can go down. A man can rise and can fall and of course there are many examples of this from the Quran will cover later inshallah Tada and then you have an example as well in the devil himself. And this is why we talked about the internal state before the external. We know the story of Adam it his system and how Allah subhanaw taala commanded the devil to pray

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St. This is when he was still a believer. And at this point the devil he's not amongst the melodica in terms of his being his essence, he's not from the Metallica, he's amongst the jinn. But Allah Subhanallah gave him the ability, the blessing of being amongst them, and I can because he worship. Now here's a really crucial point. None of us saw what the devil saw. We weren't there to see rows and rows and rows of melodica. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us from any pride. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us from any Kibito that can completely destroy a moment or cloud our judgment, because in that moment, you knew you saw loss of data. You saw them at Attica, the devil

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believes in Allah. Even the devil believes in Allah subhanaw taala which is why atheism is considered the lowest level of cover. Even the devil believes in Allah subhanaw taala but what did he do externally? Abba was stuck about what can Amina caffine he rejected the Command of Allah he has his Kibet man his pride manifested externally now in action, and he is now classified amongst had caffeine sometimes Muslims say oh a caffeine is someone who doesn't know the truth No, or a caffeine is someone who rejected belief in Allah know, the devil believes in Allah subhanaw taala he believes in Allah subhanaw taala but rather he rejected worship of Allah subhana tan, which is why

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it's so frightening for someone to not have seen a lot and to be arrogant for someone to not see Allah subhanaw taala and to have Kibet May Allah subhanaw taala protect us. The second is the Eman that shows up on the tongue. Why are we separating the tongue from the limbs? Because the scholars say there's so much emphasis in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam of emphasizing now EDA and Allah, vicar do all of this, this is a sign that you are a believer who men say we believe in Allah. So these are examples for suited buckler. I'm not these are examples of what's said on the tongue. And then the third is your actions. And this is where there's some

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dispute and there was dispute among some scholars historically, how much of your action is required to prove your email to confirm that humanity in your heart? How much or how little In other words, and so the frightening thing is to think that if the devil rejected one such that one prostration and this is considered a type of kibble arrogance that you disobeyed Allah subhanaw taala What about the one who rejects 30 such diversity, meaning all of their prayers as an example? So ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. Throughout the Quran combines Iman with Arman sada Alladhina amanu Wilhemina, Sania had not once, not twice, but over 30 or 40 times and maybe 50 or 60 different passages of the Quran, your

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belief your iman is always linked to your actions while I'm you know, Salah hat. So it's actions of the limbs, they are connected. And this is our human psychology. If you believe in something, your action sometimes will reflect it, that you're going to do something, you're going to live by it in some way. If you have a strong belief, you're going to do a lot of actions, you're going to do a lot of different things. And it's unreasonable to assume that someone can say they are a movement. They have Eman in Allah subhanaw taala. And never ever do a single act of worship. But I don't mean they're about to like they just became Muslim. No, they don't intend to ever worship Allah. But they

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say I believe in Allah. So the scholars say the manifestation of Imam they might be Muslim. But the manifestation of Eman has to be in some action. Maybe you stayed away from something haram, maybe you you mentioned that you know, and Allah, so there's some false hope otherwise. And we always give this example of the university student, we have many students who just started their semesters, may Allah make it easy for you. An example is you start the semester and say, I will not follow any of the metrics of success according to the syllabus, I'm just going to do what I want. I'm going to skip every class every assignment, and you have a 0% in this class, and then you expect that 100%

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What's the unreasonable to assume something other than the actual metrics that were given to you. So in other words, Allah subhanaw taala reminds us and this is also through the, the Hadith that we mentioned, of the different branches of iman, that La ilaha illa. Allah is the highest branch, but the lowest branches to move something harmful meaning an action, to do something to move to do something with your lives. It's the lowest type of emotion. Now, many times people will say, listen, but he has a good heart. She has a good heart. And this is a very common misunderstanding of faith. Sometimes it's taken from Christianity, because in Christianity, you will find there's an emphasis

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on the concept of grace in what God has forgiven you already. So who cares what you do, that's not what they say, but that's what it entails. And that's why for many Christians, Christianity is a very symbolic shell like religion, there's a shell, but it's very hollow on the inside. And that's why many Christians are leaving Christianity. There isn't too much emphasis on your actions. No, no, it's all the grace of God. We have combination of mercy from Allah subhanaw taala. But also, does that be mechanical? Yeah. Malou related to what you used to do, so you're looking for the Mercy of Allah. This is like the example one time I walked into sunnah.

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Okay, no, it's okay. Hamlet in the example I walked into, in Dearborn, I walked into a store, sorry, a restaurant to pick up some food for the family. It was a pickup order.

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And as I got there, I walked in. And of course, this has to happen in Dearborn, Michigan. I walked in and they see me like, Chef, can you answer this question? There's an argument. And they don't know me. I don't know them. I don't know why they said, Chef, maybe you saw beard. And you know, some people were like, oh, beard means chef. Okay. So they're like, we have an argument, like the guy to register with the guy who's paying for his food. I said, I'm just here to pick up my food, like, I gotta go. They're like, No, no, no, please, very fast, very fast. I'm like, okay, as I'm paying. I'm like, it has to be fast. So what's the argument? The guy who's buying his food? He's

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saying, Listen, I don't believe Salah is mandatory. Because I know a lot of people who pray and they have really bad character. And at the end of the day, all that really matters to Allah is what's in the hearts. Like, if we have good hearts. There's Iman in the heart. Why is the salah matter? I know some people who pray they have the worst character. They're the worst people and they're worse than some of the the non Muslims that I know. And other guys saying what's Well, no, but you need like, you need to pray. It's mandatory. If you leave it, you could potentially be risking your Islam altogether. So I'm like, listen, it's summarized as follows. Do you believe that good character is

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mandatory? He says yes. And like I know, that's what you're arguing for? It's mandatory. Yes. But put it on the side for a moment. It's mandatory. That's the ruling on it. We know this, we have countless evidences that good character is a big part of Islam. It's one of the heaviest things on the scale on the Day of Judgment. Let's move over to a different topic Salah is it's mandatory. He says all by know, people who pray and I'm like, hold on, hold on, you keep going back to these bad people. You know, you can't say I know what's in people's hearts. You judge things based on the external as Allah gave us the judgments not for me to judge where you're ending up? No, the action

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itself? Is this obedience of Allah a good thing or a bad thing? Is I don't like to answer it that way. So you're trying to avoid the question. Because at the end of the day, you can't see someone has a good heart. You can't see in their hearts, you can assume good of people and you should. But if the external action is something Allah defined as evil contradicts Iman, then you cannot say this is a good action, or a good lifestyle. So we don't judge things based on what people say she's so kind. He's so kind. Kindness is in alignment with what Allah tells us is good. So you're right. That's a good thing. Before you to say he has a good heart. You don't know that. Sometimes you even

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know your own heart. How can you talk about the hearts of other people? So yes, Muslims with bad character do not represent Islamic teachings. Even if they pray, they fast they attend them a surgeon, even if there are men who are always in the masjid or women who were the proper agent doesn't matter. The bad character is its own discussion, and it's a bad thing. That's not the role model of Islam. You look at the prayer. Is it mandatory? Yes. Leaving prayer is a major, major, major sin. Yes. In fact, it's a very dangerous major sin. So it's, they're not mutually exclusive. In other words, don't talk about Iman as this symbolic idea, it's a very postmodernist discussion

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usually comes again, from Christians and from societies that want a watered down religion. You know, if someone's kind in character, that's enough to say what he has a good heart. She has a good heart. That's all that Allah cares about. That's, that's not what Allah tells us. So where are you getting this from? In other words, you need to include with this the actions of the limbs. Eman and Islam are sometimes intertwined. And if someone were to ask you what is the difference between Islam and Iman, you could think of maybe some ayat that mentioned both, like the one we just mentioned about the Bedouins or you could think of the hadith of Marina Renata, the long Hadith, in which Dr. Satan

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came and he asked and he came to teach what is Islam what is Iman what is right. So the scholars saying this is the strongest opinion the scholars see there is a lot of evidence that when they are used together, they have distinct meanings. When they are used in different contexts, they are interchangeable. So it depends on the context of the Quran, or the Sunnah, but generally are interchangeable. And then where's the dispute? Where's the dispute amongst early generations, it's about whether or not Iman increases or decreases. There are some groups in fact, who said the Imam does not increase or decrease it's on or off binary, like zero or one. You either have a man or you

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don't. And there are some Muslims today who follow this opinion. But the overwhelming majority of scholars and actually we shouldn't say because this goes back to the first generation, the overwhelming majority of the Sahaba determining we have literally over 500 statements to this effect, understood Eman as having multiple components. And many of them will specify with those components that it rises and falls. Are there some major scholars who didn't see that? Yes, there are Imam Malik Rahim Allah says Iman increases based on the Quran, Eman increases, so it's not static on or off. It's not binary, I should say. But he said doesn't decrease the overwhelming

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majority of scholars that no increases and decreases and there are many examples from the Quran and from the Sunnah. But let's start with a story, the famous story of a little of the long run and the one who reports the hadith is none other than hamdulillah and all the love and this is a famous Hadith reported in Sahih Muslim where basically he leaves his home and he runs into a book and all the long run and as he runs into he says Keifa enter your handler how're you doing? And he says enough of a handle about himself. He says handle has become a hypocrite. So

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He says what happened? What are you saying? Allah Subhan? Allah Metropolia? What are you saying? So he says to him to summarize, he says, when we are in the company of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we reflect on hellfire and Paradise as if we are seeing them with our own eyes. You know, in that time, that place where you're hearing maybe a lecture on Janna in detail, you feel like you're seeing it. You feel like your Eman is so strong. So he says it's like we're seeing them with our own eyes. But when we are away from the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, and we attend to our wives, our children, our business, our work are finally in other words, most of these things pertaining to the

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athlete or they slipped from our minds. God that He said for one law he in law, Nilekani, Florida, we experienced the same thing. Like I know what you're talking about, I relate to you. So what did they do? They went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and as they go to him for follow us with Allah He SallAllahu Sallam when they said when he said the same thing enough of a handler, he said to him, one Maddock, what happened? What happened to you guys? Like what does this mean? And look at the concern of the sahaba. So he says, Yeah, rasool Allah and he says the same thing when we're with you. It's like we see paradise Hellfire when we're back home with our wives, our

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children, our work our business. In other words, we don't feel the same way. Our Iman decreases. It's not like we're seeing the athlete anymore. So the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam gave him advice and this is the famous advice we always talk about, but he swore by Allah subhanaw taala we're living in fcbd he said if you were to be consistent interview Munna Allah Mata ko noon. If you were to be consistent in that feeling that you have your Eman is really high. Mata Hakuna nd when you're with me with the victory and upon remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said then the melodica would come down and greet you. The Maliki would come down and

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greet you were in your homes and in your Pathways meaning as you're walking around while working you're humbler however many that's not the case. You're not always going to have that high level of email. Well, I can your handle lotsa. And he repeated this three times, sir, was a time for this. And a time for that time for this. And the time for them a time for this and a time for them. In other words, the Sahaba were concerned here, amongst them otherworldly Aloha, and we can't even imagine the Eman of overthrow the law one, the greatest follower of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and they are worried because their email is not consistently high. So with that very common question

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we hear or we feel and we experience, why do I feel like my email is low or I feel bad that my email is low. It is an actual thoughts a concern for the believer, but there are solutions. But you cannot have the wrong expectation that you will always be in a lecture 24/7 reading Quran 24/7 upon ticket and your art 24/7 You're going to have times in which you have to attend to your family time in which you have to attend to your job you have to survive, you have a livelihood, it doesn't mean take that as an excuse to not do it anybody either because some people take this highly to the opposite effect or the opposite end of the spectrum they become very lacks, they'll say to those who

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are practicing properly with balance. Oh, you're too hard on yourself. You're doing too much. No, I take care of my family take care of my job. But I do believe that I don't want to be lacks with my Eman either. So don't also go to the other extreme. It is it should be mentioned theologically. Of course, generally speaking amongst the Shia, the Hawa there is the mortality that there are many other groups as well. They do not agree that Eman increases and decreases and even among some of the scholars of the Sunnah. Amongst them many scholars not all who are amongst the Ashanti creed. They do not believe that Eman rises and falls either but it just depends on the scholar that someone is

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falling but again, the majority of the early self the early generations this is what they believe that is the safest thing to follow this why? Because Allah subhanaw taala tells us in solitude and fun and a very powerful reminder. You have actually multiple examples we can give maybe 10 evidences from the Quran and Sunnah. But amongst them Surah two and finding the second is enamel McMinnville. Alladhina EDA Luca along with Gina Audioboom. The believers those who have Iman are those who when Allah is mentioned, their hearts are moved, their hearts are moved. Why that truly led him to the tomb Eman when His Verses are recited upon them. It increases them in Eman while they don't behavior

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tobacco and this is one example. Another example in the Quran, family Medina fez that tomb Iman and warm yester Sharon, this is a second example the third example Leah's dad who Iman and Mara Imani. There are many others like this for them to increase in Eman upon their email. In other words, there is an increase in demand that cannot be ignored. What about the decrease? The decrease was mentioned the story of humble that we don't feel the same way all the time. The second type of decrease is mentioned a very frightening Hadith. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Zan in the fornicator does not communicate while he has EMA media at that moment. They don't have EMA. It

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doesn't mean they become careful. they've rejected Islam and they don't believe in Allah. No, nobody said that amongst the scholars. But in that moment, they don't have Imana

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Last apartheid I mean what their Eman is very low. And the second example the Prophet SAW Allah I send them he said, I swear that he has no iman. I swear that he has no iman, I swear that he has no iman, the one whose own neighbors are worried about what he will do meaning of the harm that comes from him. Does that mean this person became a caffeine? They've left Islam? No. So the word caffeine and coffee in general is a very, very, very serious thing. But these are absolute minimum level and Eman and Majmudar. Scholars say is for someone to believe in Allah subhana data in the messenger to testify to this and for there to be something in their actions. But there's a higher level and this

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is where most believers are or ascribe or aspire to be. This is a Eman in Wajid the minimum obligatory level of ima is that you do the things that Allah commanded the five pillars, you stay away from the prohibitions, and they are not that many. The cupbearer are not that many if you fell into something that you repent to Allah, these are the people who are guaranteed to be saved from the hellfire. This is where the guarantee is asked for that first level, the absolute minimum, perhaps Allah subhanaw taala will punish or He will have mercy it's up to him. But it's mentioned upon and there are many threats towards somebody who commits these types of major sins without any

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talbo Without any Amen. There are reminders in the Sunnah, that the one who does not pray has no guarantee that they will be saved in the next life. So they may say I'm a movement I believe in Allah subhanaw taala but they don't practice the overwhelming majority of Islam you leave their judgment to Allah but you see this is you're putting yourself in the most dangerous position possible. As for the minimum it is to do the bare minimum of Islam. This includes the five prayers there are many scholars of course, as you know, many scholars who said what distinguishes the Muslim from the carpet is Salah, Telugu Salas mentioned the Hadith. This is why some scholars said if you

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intend to leave the prayer, and you don't believe that it is obligatory. This is a type of Quran because you rejected the Quran and the Sunnah. What if somebody left the salah according to the majority, not all, somebody left the salah. But they know it's a sin. They know they've committed a major sin they know it's held on to do that they know there's potential punishment. They know there's potential, how far all of that they know they're the risks that they're taking, playing with that fire. This person is still a believer. But this person is far from Allah in that moment, meaning there's no Eman in that moment. So the minimum level, according to many scholars, is for you

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to pray your five prayers. This is why when people talk about Muslims or extremist like who are these conservative Muslims, you ask like non Muslims experts on Islam they say oh, not the ones who pray five prayers No, no, the moderate ones they pray three prayers are to pray. What are you talking about? Who told you that like pillars of Islam we teach our children and we know the five pillars of Islam is the absolute basics. So there are different rulings on the one who leaves the law but regardless of the ruling, regardless of the opinion that someone follows from the different motherhood what's frightening is that in the Quran, Salah is constantly linked to the people of Jana

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the believers and abandoning Salah is constantly to the people of the Hellfire with Kibera and other things as well. Masada confy suffered what caused you to be in the Hellfire the people agenda say to people the Hellfire Babu, Lemna communal masala, and we were not amongst those who prayed and those who felt the poor, but it goes all the way to the end of that passage and they they don't believe in the afterlife as well. So it's not just salah, but Salah is something that distinguishes the Muslim from the Catholic. So that's something that cannot be avoided, something that cannot be ignored. So the majority of scholars say again, the one who leaves salah, but they know it's mandatory, this

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person has committed one of the most major severe sins in Islam, and there's a threat that is attached to it, but they're still believers. Otherwise there are a lot of complications that arise when people reject this. Let's summarize in the last seven minutes, the practical things we need the practical things this is all kind of like theory, what we can XiMa and what can we do to strengthen our email as for what weakens Iman, it is first and foremost the major the minor sins, all types of sinfulness will weaken one's ima. Someone does not go from being super practicing to suddenly committing Zina. Now there is a process in between for example, they thought about it. For example,

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they texted someone for example, they open the door Shavon kept whispering they kept tricking them. So it took some time before they committed a sin. A man does not vanish just like that. If you've been building it for years, and you're sincere, there's hope that comes with that sincerity. And the believer who slips up is so afraid and they have so much remorse they go back to Allah subhanaw taala so sinfulness cannot be ignored. Now many times people ask what about the cabana? It was a sophomore at summer major summer minor. We'll get into that perhaps in a future lecture inshallah Tada but the Sangha is what's called minor sins this is one classification. So Allah if they are

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piled up the prophets analyzing gave the analogy of a group of people who are traveling and they all collect one firewood, each sahaya minor sins you think just a minor sin. It's not a big deal. But you put them all together and you can now like this massive fire, in other words, saw it with a certain attitude of arrogance or disobedience towards or could become amongst the cadet According to some scholars, that you no longer feel bad not the action itself. The attitude the internal arrogance that may come with it. May Allah protect us the second and by the way, here's what we'll do. Actually, this is an easier way to remember what weakens the man what strengthens him

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When compared side by side because they are all related number one, what we can see man is sinfulness, what strengthens the man is Tober what strengthens him as you're always asking a lot for forgiveness stuff that Allah to booty. And we give many examples in the previous session in previous lectures. So you ask Allah Subhana Allah for forgiveness in many different forms now in Allah subhana, can you continue on learning from the lecture two weeks ago. So the second point, what we can imagine, is a bad environment or bad friends, we know this, you can be righteous and religious. But if you live amongst a group of people for a long period of time, and everyone is evil, and

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morality is all around you, and it starts to affect you slowly, slowly, slowly desensitizes you, for example, it could have an impact on you, everyone is different, maybe you are not going to be affected. But most human beings are impacted by their close friends, by their environments, the place you spend 40 hours a week by the schools that they attend and the things that they learned. So regardless of how religious you are a tone, you couldn't be affected by things outside of the home. Regardless of how religious you are at home and outside of the home, you could be affected by the things you consume on your devices, because you're watching so many of these things. So in other

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words, you protect your environment, filter, reassess. How does this affect my emotions? My mental state, my spiritual state, my physical state, my financial state, how does it affect me in terms of my after, and the opposite, of course, good friends and good environments. We have so many reminders, but at the end of the day, the believer side side the believer like is affected by their friend, they pull you, they affect you. So believers will be with their friends on the day of judgment, but those who are evil, meaning two types of evil friends will be fleeing from each other. And Akela Uyama in bogglingly bad when I do inland water clean. I love the word not just for Selena,

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it's a stronger word close friends. Helene is a very close friend will be enemies to each other on the Day of Judgment, except for Animoto clean the God conscious and Allah Subhana Allah give them good news on that day. Choose your environments your friends very cautiously. The third is beneficial knowledge. So what corrupts is a lack of knowledge is dwelling in ignorance what corrupts is taking actually doubts and doubtful information and the wrong values the wrong moral systems watching things consuming things that are harmful to your outfit onto your worldview. And what helps your iman is constantly taking in that which is beneficial. The profits on the lesson have always

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made dua Alemany as I look at him and Nafisa. What is unclear but I'm an amateur campaigner. And in the Quran, the only command to ask for more of something before rubbish Sydney, or email and say, My Lord, Increase me in knowledge. So beneficial knowledge, what can we do consistency, consistently? hamdullah we have now we've had other programs, we have a weekly class every Wednesday as an example. This is an example of learning consistently. But what can we do beyond just one place one time? What can we do for our children, if they are constantly learning, learning, learning, especially in very crucial years of development, that they are learning that which is beneficial for

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their alcohol, number four of harmful things, is to consume a naturalistic, secular, atheistic foundation of morality. This comes from society, it comes from public education, it comes from secular universities. It comes from the books that we read a fiction comes from movies and TV shows as well that people take in sometimes without checking twice, not just oh, is there something inappropriate for my child, not just in terms of how gory is this or the language? How does this affect your athlete? How does it affect your worldview? How does it affect what you think is right and wrong? If someone passes by billboards and advertisements for alcohol every single day, or they

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see this hundreds of times a day online or through some I don't know, movie or TV show? Even though you know It's haram, and you don't ever intend to do it? The feeling that you had the first time you saw it, were like, Oh, the villa, may Allah protect us, May Allah guide these people, that feeling starts to change. That's what we mean when we say, desensitized, So protect yourself when it comes to the wrong moral systems. And of course, the opposite of this is what immerse yourself in systems that will benefit you, with good friends, with environments with books with everything that helps you. And finally, the thing that we can Eman that many times we ignore is laziness is inaction that

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you know what you're supposed to do, and you're simply not doing it. You're overthinking it. Like why am I not praying? So now you got up after so why am I not praying, son? Stop thinking I just pray that today because you're at home you think should I pray to rock as before? Why are you thinking about print shaitan wants us to be very slow to do acts of worship things that will boost your iman and to be very fast to commit sin. And we want to be the opposite, where we are rushing to your acts of worship, and we don't rush ever into sinful sorrow that we think twice and we seek protection from Allah subhanaw taala so the opposite of laziness and inaction here and by the way,

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laziness the profit made against it as well, alarmingly, although becoming an Emmy one hasn't wow. Oh, do we come in on our Dizzy Wilkerson, incapacity and laziness, which has become very common. In fact, many researchers say that it's not just because of like chronic fatigue or because of somebody like doesn't have access which almost nobody has access to eating healthy, to exercising, to moving about up and about if you have a job where you're always sitting around that you're making sure you're doing the best thing you can do for your head.

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So you're staying busy with good things, maintaining your health, maintaining your health, in terms of your body and mind is an act of worship that will affect your body as well. So taking care of your body in terms of being fit and eating clean, healthy foods is an act of worship. And we have to emphasize this in our communities, especially when many I think we have many doctors here from China. Many people are informing us every other week. There's another study there's another evidence is another proof that the foods that people are eating are causing so much harm to them. And the lazy or people gets the less likely they are to even want to do anything of self discipline,

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including acts of worship. And so the opposite of this interval has an attitude hipness, yet do actions, do actions. And when Allah subhanaw taala tells us about Jana, he tells us what either you can fail yet and after seeing what an officer compete, let the competitors compete. He tells us what Sadhguru was. The whole race rush to Allah's forgiveness rushing here is not going to come with laziness and finally, to reflect difficult, reflect on Allah, reflect frequently. These are five very practical things that we can avoid and five practical things we can implement in sha Allah Allah. But at the end of the day, the stronger your Eman the happier you will be internally in terms

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of your contentment. The stronger your email, the more protected you are by law the melodica will surround you the stronger your iman the less worried you are about the future uncertainties of this life. The stronger your Eman the less worried you are about the enemies of Islam. The stronger your Eman the more likely you will have as a source of benefit for other human beings to revive your family to revive your ummah has to come from something internal first and foremost. And that internal Eman that is written upon the hearts comes from Allah subhanho wa taala. And finally, of course the stronger your iman, the more light you will have in the grave and on the Day of Judgment.

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We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make Iman faith, belief, action, Beloved to us and fill our hearts with it and to protect us from anything that leads to disbelief or anything that leads to immorality, anything that leads to weak Eman. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us supportive to our families, to our friends to our communities that when someone is struggling with weak Iman we know how to lift them up how to advise how to help We ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide us and guide others through us and to make us a means of revival in the Ummah and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us in this life in the grave and on the Day of Judgement, wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad wa

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early he was a big Marine. What does that mean? We're here and we'll see you all in sha Allah after salata, Russia of course, we'll see you all in sha Allah for the next session, we are going to continue with some traits of the individual reviving basically the OMA and then we will move on to the family and then we'll move on to society Inshallah, to Allah, so we'll see you then inshallah cerametallic well

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Sasha Are you it's good to see you. How are you? Good to see you as well.

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do not have light and all that.