The Sweetness of Shahadah La Ilaha Ilallah
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For our own success, Allah subhanaw taala commands us and reminds us what is translated as all believers. Be mindful of Allah as he deserves worship Allah as he deserves, and do not die except in a state of worship in a state of submission. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to live upon Islam and to die upon Iman Allama Amin.
There are countless stories and experiences from many of our community members here and all around the world in which they saw the witnessed loved ones in their last few moments in the last moments of their lives, saying and repeating the shahada, Allah, Allah Allah, testifying to the perfection of Allah subhanaw taala upon dickeya upon is still well, in their last moments of life, this is what they were upon and they left this world in a good state, may Allah have mercy on them.
There are many other stories frightening as they are explicit as they are, in which people were advised were reminded and in the last moments of their lives, all you could hear is profanity, or you could hear his music or you could hear his worldly things, refusing to say law in law refusing to remember Allah subhanaw taala in any manner whatsoever and these are stories we have heard firsthand I have witnessed firsthand as well. May Allah subhanaw taala have mercy and all of those who passed away before us
the reality of la ilaha illa Allah is a very powerful one. And after the great hot work on Wednesday, May Allah subhanaw taala accept from all of us, a number of people came up and they asked more about this concept of depth for La Ilaha illa Allah What more is there to this statements the key to Jana and there is an entire other angle that we could cover and I will try to cover briefly in sha Allah Tala today, which is the conditions of la ilaha illa Allah for you to say La Ilaha illa Allah what is the stipulation that comes with it? There are many conditions that the scholars have listed, but I'll mention inshallah Tada a number of them today. But before we mentioned the
conditions of la ilaha illa Allah, it is crucial to note that the concept of la ilaha illa Allah is a reality that is lived upon it is experienced in the heart it is experienced in action. It is the purpose of creation. It is the reason that we breathe La ilaha IL Allah is the reason the prophets were sent 124,000 prophets every nation had their prophet, it is the reason that messages scriptures were sent to people as well so they could follow the truth. La ilaha illa Allah is what we want to live upon die upon it is the words that we say when there's a newborn and you make the event in their ear. This is one of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. These are the words
we want to say as we are leaving this world as well. These are the words that people say when they embrace Islam. These are the words that a young Muslim says when they become fully conscious of the reality of Islam, a young college student from one of our communities here in Michigan, he said My parents raised me Muslim practicing and I understood what they taught me, but I didn't fully grasp La ilaha IL Allah until I was a little older until it was a late teenager. Once I really understood it because he started seeking knowledge. He said once I started studying and learning what law you know what the law really meant. I started to experience a happiness a sweetness if you will, that I
did not understand as a child. La Isla Hill law is building on foundations to experience it there has to be a foundation. When else do we use it we use law Elon law in so many of our cars so many of our supplications in the morning of car the evening avocados well of cattle somebody when masa, you have a number of the area in which you are referencing the reality of Allah subhanaw taala is oneness such as say you do this to follow along mentor OB La ilaha illa and and so on and so forth in the oven in the Ikoma in the prayer itself in Etosha hood we testify to the reality of Allah subhanaw taala when you prepare for salon you make will do there's a dua every Muslim should make as
soon as they finish you can find this in the famous book Hassan Muslim fortress of the Muslim and all of the other supplications as well. This is right after the will do when you go through hardship. La ilaha illa Anta Subhana Can you come to me? Nobody mean the dua of university has Salam, in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us whoever says this believing in it to there is going to be a relief for them. La ilaha illa Allah is to ward off laziness. La ilaha illa Allah is what you say when the promise of a law is fulfilled in front of you. La ilaha in the law is what we say when we are reminded of Allah subhanaw taala and this is the greatest dua on offer as
well. This is the greatest dua every prophet and messenger came with. Nikita Allahu Allahu Allah Shetty. Kenna, the Holy moly COVID I will hum the Wahoo or other coalition accordion and there is a great reward and a great forgiveness and a great protection against the devils for the one who says it 10 times a day 10 times a morning in one written narration 100 times in the morning, and as well 10 or 100 times in the evening, may Allah subhanaw taala make us consistent Allama Amin now Ilaha illa Allah is for you to know that Allah alone deserves to be worshipped for you to negate everything a falsehood to remove
of everything from every kind of pedestal and to only worship Allah subhana wa Tada the conditions of la ilaha illa will mention at least six or seven in the time that I have inshallah Tada number one is the one that we mentioned before it is the knowledge the reality Phantom and no hula Illa Illa to know the reality and
in a very gentle manner, I will say this, if you are not learning at all about Islam, or you've stopped, you think you've gotten to the point where you're done with it, you're too old for it, or you've learned too much or you're too advanced or you're too practicing. The reality is as we learn from the Companions as we learn from any of our scholars and teachers, as we learn from the pious in our communities and around the world, you will never stop learning about Allah subhanaw taala you never stopped being reminded. You never stop exploring the ocean of Quranic knowledge in order to stop learning about the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam farlam Anna Hula, hula
when you know this reality following in the footsteps of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam you realize it makes your life easier. And we have access to many so many resources today we have no excuses. There are people who say I don't know where to learn about Islam. Where do I start learning about the Quran? Where do I start learning the names and attributes of Allah. But somehow when they need something else, something worldly, something secular. When they want to fix something that's broken in the house, they will find a way online to find the resources, they will find a way to figure out what they need. We have so many resources today online, especially that we don't have an
excuse anymore when it comes to learning farlam Anahola Ilaha illa Allah and it makes your path to Jannah easier as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed us so the first condition is knowledge. And I I strongly believe and I recommend every family should have some kind of gathering in which there is some benefit some knowledge shared with the children, whether it's a hadith or ayat of the Quran, or the seed of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam every family should raise their children with some kind of gathering in which there is room and everyone will benefit from it Inshallah, number two of the conditions of la ilaha illa. Allah is certainty to say it knowing that
it is true and to believe in its fully we mentioned this hadith as well. What you need the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, a shadow Allah, Allah when you rasool Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Habima Abdulhadi Russia confy Hema Illa Allah Jana, these two statements La ilaha IL Allah Muhammad Rasulullah when you say these two statements and you have no doubts, Whatsoever you will meet Allah subhanaw taala in that state and Allah will guarantee you paradise, there is a man who converted in the state of Michigan converted from Christianity to Islam. And one of the interesting things that he came across was a hadith in Sahih Muslim, in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam does
not only talk about the shahada, as we say it regularly a shadow Allah, Allah Allah, wa shadow under Muhammad Rasulullah but rather the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, He who bears witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, having no partners whatsoever and that Muhammad is his slave and messenger, and that is, Jesus peace be upon him is his slave and messenger and that he Jesus is His Word, which he communicated to Maryam and His Spirit, which he sent to her, and that Jana is true, and that Hellfire is true, Allah subhanaw taala will allow this person to enter Jannah accepting whatever good that he has accomplished isn't authentic hadith. And it adds this
stipulation this additional part of testifying that Jesus is the messenger of God. Why? Because there were many people who are being exposed to Islam. And of course, as we know, the other largest religion in the world, in terms of following in terms of demographics is Christianity, even though many Christians no longer actually believe in their theology, but they are Christian by name, even though Christianity is decreasing year by year in this country in many countries around the world, even though many Christians who leave Christianity are finding two different types of pathways either non religious whatsoever, atheism and agnosticism or they are coming towards Islam. And
again, these are in a way to opposites so the one who realizes Jesus is not to God, and they find conviction in that belief and they find Islam and they submit to the truth, the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam is guaranteeing that they will enter paradise when you say La Ilaha loi, you say it with certainty. The question many young Muslims will ask, how do I reach a place of certainty? What if there is a doubt? If there is a doubt remedy the doubts don't make it a bigger thing than it is but ask seek knowledge from those who know ask the people of knowledge, don't go to the wrong resources for you to ask about Islam or to you for you to deal with a doubt. But I will say this,
there is no such thing in Islam. As a logical challenge that cannot be answered. We don't have a logical problem. There is no such thing. There are emotional issues. There are subjective issues there are shawanna as well. But when we talk about Shabbat they are pseudo intellectual, no matter how convincing a person or a group may be, or may seem in their arguments and their accusations and their attacks on Islam. I swear by Allah subhanaw taala there is no logical issue that we cannot respond to in Islam. It is always email
motional are a matter of temptations and desires or a matter of arrogance in which no truth is actually being sought. May Allah subhanaw taala keep us firm, young polymath Obi Wan Uppsala third bit Cubana, Allah Denecke. Number three is sincerely lost and I combined it with Slidell truthfulness. These seem like two separate things, but they are very similar in one sense. Allah subhanaw taala tells us to worship Him Fabula more or less on loading to worship him sincerely, and we devote ourselves to him sincerely and slipped to similar and yet different concepts. One way to think about this on a personal level is who you are when you're home alone, or who you are when no
one is watching who you are when you're around. Let's say non Muslims are bad friends, who are you really. So now ina in Allah for this to be sincerely lived upon, is for you to be sincere even when other people are not watching. When you know that Allah subhanaw taala is there you take care of your Salah when you're there, Allah subhanaw taala is watching You're still acting as you act in public, if not even better. You're seeking out Allah subhanaw taala and privates May Allah grant us sincerely. The fourth condition is love muhabba. To love Allah subhanaw taala is to prefer him and to prioritize Allah over all things to love Allah subhanaw taala is to love what he revealed. Even
if you don't understand why it's a command in Islam. Even if you don't understand why there is a prohibition that you love La Ilaha illa Allah you love Allah subhanaw taala you love those who love Allah subhanaw taala you love the messenger SallAllahu sallam, you love all of the companions and all of the family of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Allah subhanaw taala reminds us we're Latina and who should have been Lila those who believe have a more intense strong love for Allah subhanahu wata Anna. There's a brother who was talking about his experience finding Islam, and he was talking to some of the youth in our community. And he said some of you the way I see you
acting, it's as though you don't appreciate it a lot. You don't realize what some of us were upon before what we were looking for. You think that what people are chasing of intoxicants or money or something else have desires. You think this is the real life but Wallahi it's not. He said I was in so much darkness until I became Muslim. And the Hadith that I want to reflect on here is the saying of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Whoever possesses these three qualities will taste the sweetness of Eman, wa jalla wa Eman these three situations amongst others. The first is for Allah subhanaw taala and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to be more beloved to you, dear to you
than anything else. Number two is that you love a person a friend meaning for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and only for the sake of Allah you're not looking for worldly benefits from that friend only for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala so you meet and you park for his sake. And number three, that a person would hate to go back to disbelief to suffer just as you would hate to be thrown into the fire for you to absolutely hate it because you've experienced darkness and now you are experiencing light and they are not the same. May Allah subhanaw taala keep us firm and sincere along the Amin number five of the conditions is submission to submit to Allah subhana wa Tada and
Allah subhanaw taala says when I use limb what Jehovah in Allahu wa Marcin and familia stem circa mineral watching with pa ye in a Lucha Libre To learn more, whoever submits his himself to Allah subhanaw taala while doing good, then you have grasped the most trustworthy handle the truth here you have grasped what is right and to Allah subhanaw taala all matters will return the reality of submission to Allah is that we do not pick and choose and make a religion that we call Islam that is not actually Islam. submission to Allah subhana wa Tada is not like the man who says I will do everything in Islam with this one thing I will disobey Allah I don't understand it. I don't agree
with it. A woman who says I will do all of these things they make sensei this doesn't so I'm not going to obey Allah. But Islam is not about you changing Islam, to your desires to conform to what you want rather you conforming your desires to what Allah has revealed. And Allah subhana wa reminds us and one of the most important commands of the entire Quran yeah you will Latina terminal or you will believe or the holder of is silly me forgotten one at a time Euro hobo RT shaytaan enter into a sin what is sin submission, Islam and it is the route of Islam to submit to Allah subhanaw taala is in its entirety and do not follow the footsteps of Shavon Shavon tricks people one step at a time.
He'll make somebody think this is not a big deal. That is not a big deal. That is not a big deal. And years later or months later they will find themselves in a much different place with Allah subhanaw taala May Allah protect us all from these tricks and traps of Shavon an example of this is a man who said I want to know the ruling on smoking weed, but don't sugarcoat it for me. He said don't sugarcoat it for me. It's like but I understand it's not mentioned in the Quran. Yes.
Many things are not mentioned in the Quran. That's not how Islam works. The Sharia of Allah subhanaw taala does not necessitate that every single ruling itself is mentioned the Quran no the principles are mentioned in the Quran. You apply the principles to different situations. And so you cannot harm other people. Does that mean you can drive and harm other people because cars are not mentioned in the Quran? Of course not. So you take what the Quran says are principles and if you don't know where do you turn you turn to the scholars who learned from the Sahaba from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam How do you apply the Quran in everyday life? This is why there is a messenger to clarify,
li to obey in and in nurseryman use Zillow at him. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam clarified how to apply the Quran. And this is why the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam is so important. So going back to this question, he said, Tell me very honestly, with no sugarcoating whatsoever, I've been just struggling with this for many years. I cannot find any proof that smoking weed is halal. It's not in the Quran. He's like, if you tell me It's haram, I'm just I'm not going to do it. And if you tell me it's permissible, I'm going to stick to it. I said, Okay, first of all, it is prohibited. There is no doubt regarding That's the short answer. There is no doubt regarding
that intoxicants are prohibited. And yes, it is classified as intoxicants, it is harmful in many ways, and so on and so forth. But that's beyond the point. You don't need it to be mentioned in the Quran. For you to know that this is something you should avoid. The principles are there. If you don't know the principles, you're going to struggle. You're trying to grasp the wisdom behind the ruling but you don't know the foundation. When you have a strong foundation in La Ilaha illa Allah and you have strong love for Allah. Then when Allah commands you follow, when Allah prohibits you avoid, and this is the reality of Samana Wattana that Allah we submit to you, what we hear we follow
and what is prohibited we avoid now if you want to learn the wisdoms, you can you can ask take classes learned online series, we have so many resources of Hamdulillah. But don't tell yourself I will justify committing sin. This young man, what did he do? He said okay, after explaining all the evidences for it, he said, I don't get it anyway. I'm just gonna stick to it until something convinces me I said, So you weren't looking to submit to the truth, you are looking to justify your desire. hamdulillah years later, he repented from it. But the point is that at times we do this with other things. This may seem like a matter that is very easy for a lot of people and it may even seem
humorous at times. It's so obvious that it's prohibited in Islam. We don't need somebody tell us that. But the reality is many of us fall into similar modes of thinking with other things that we have justified. May Allah subhanaw taala forgive us and make us amongst the people of submission along with me. Number six, is acceptance. And while this is obvious, it must be stated that when you say you know in the law you are accepting of it, La ilaha illa, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, it is the statement of success. And finally, number seven, one of the conditions of la ilaha illa. Allah is to reject everything that is wrong to disbelieve in what is called a falsehood, all
falsehood and Khufu, Paulo this has mentioned the Quran on many occasions. Why is this important? Sometimes people say Allah, Allah, but they are making severe mistakes when it comes to reforming Islam, they are trying to change foundations of Islam today. And I will say this very explicitly. There are many reformist movements that do not have qualifications in studying the Sharia, that do not truly understand Islam. And they are attacking orthodox Muslims meaning Sunni Muslims of 2 billion around the world for holding on to normative Islamic values of morality, of sexuality, of gender, and so on and so forth. And they are trying to change the understanding of the Quran. They
try to undermine it, starting with academia, starting with publications, starting with people who have PhDs and it's a reminder for us having a PhD does not mean you are pious, having a degree does not mean you are correct. The reality of law in the law is that you also reject everything that is wrong. And if you are trying to change that, you know in the law to accommodate evil and fascia you are not accepting of la ilaha and Allah in its proper form, rather you are changing it to suit your desires, or the desires of society which are subjective and constantly changing. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us and our communities and our children all around the world. Allahumma Amin, when you
reject a boyhood falsehood, you are also in a way sacrificing, cutting off all types of idol worship, including your desires, that you prioritize Allah subhanaw taala if there is something you are doing today, that even your family may not know about, and you know, it's wrong, out of love for Allah subhanaw taala and submission to Him an acting upon La Ilaha illa Allah and rejecting all that is evil, all that the shaytaan will try to call people towards than leave it abandon it if you do not want to find it in your record, on the Day of Judgment, there is a very common question that arises here. Why did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say the Afflalo the the greatest of
supplications is La Ilaha illa Allah why is it this phrase? And we know Subhan Allah at hamdulillah Allahu Akbar now Hola, La Quwata illa biLlah are all
So very powerful and very heavy and very rewarding. So why law in law? Because this particular thicket, the supplication has the potential to reform you, internally to change you internally, to align you internally to that which is correct to purify the soul and therefore the actions of the human being. You cannot become a human being who reaches their fullest potential without La ilaha illallah without the proper practice and understanding and implementation and submission to La Ilaha illa Allah at the end of our lives, these are the words that we want to live upon, whether in your Athan and your karma at home or in the masjid, or in your Salah and your mobile and your DUA and
your car in general, or even on one's deathbed, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the greatest messenger Allah, His salatu salam, in his last moments, he's saying La ilaha illa Allah in in Mattila saccharides, Allah Illallah truly there is none worthy of worship except Allah. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also taught us to remind those who are seemingly on their deathbeds, those who are ill, and they may pass away. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said nothing, no mo takuna, you know, in Allah. And if you have experienced the spirit before, you know, it's reality, that you are to remind your loved one. Now, you know, in a law now, there is an important
reminder here, which is when you remind someone who is passing away to say Allah, Allah and Allah, he must be gently and he must not be forcefully, and they must not be repeatedly if they've already said it. There's a famous story about one of the greatest scholars of the early generations. I've loved him about Oklahoma law. On his deathbed, people were telling him say, you know, and also he said it and then a man started tell him say it again, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, he started prompting him very aggressively. And he did that a lot. And then Abdullah, I'm not a scholar. He said, You're not doing something good. And I worry that you might abuse or annoy a Muslim after me
meaning if you guys continue to do this, when you prompted me I said, Allah, Allah and Allah then leave me alone. Meaning I don't need to keep saying it. But then if I spoke again and said other words remind me so that it is my last phrase in this world. And the last thing that I say La Ilaha illa Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave us good news and kind of athlete or Konami healer, you know, like the collagen, whoever's last words, or Allah, Allah, Allah will enter Jannah when you enter the grave, your soul has left your body, the people have walked away from your grave they may do out for you. And the two angels mancha Nikita come to you, and they asked you, they're
going to ask you about the shahada, first and foremost, Who is your Lord? And who is the messenger that was sent to you? Who is your Lord? And who is the messenger that was sent to you and this is something we know of and we hear that we forget at times how linked it is to the shahada you follow to whom Allah book by your guru Robbie Allah when Obeah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Allah subhanaw taala if you respond this way, because you live the planet in this life, we'll make it easy for you in the grave. You said bit Hola Hola, Dina, ermine will bill only 30 Phil hieratic dunya Orfila La Ilaha illa Allah will be easier for you at the turn of death in the grave. And on
the Day of Judgment, it will be a form of shefa May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow us to sincerely live upon it and to die upon it as well and for our loved ones and our descendants as well. Allahumma Amin ask Allah for forgiveness, He wants to forgive you he is the offer giving the Ever Merciful.
hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah while the early he was so happy woman wala, if you take La ilaha IL Allah as your best friend in this world as your companion this world, as your salvation in this world, you will find that it is a source of light, it is a type of newer you will find that it is a type of Shiva it is a type of healing and relief, you will find that it gives you strength in a time of hardship, you will find that it gives you motivation and energy in a time of laziness, you will find that it leads to a type of joy and peace and reassurance in your heart even when all of humanity has disappointed you or people have abandoned you. May Allah subhanaw taala was
to really take it as a companion if the brothers can please move forward. Joseph McClendon the reality of law in the law is that Allah will protect you will liberate you will give you salvation will elevate you and the shahada, if you hold on to it, and you do not abandon it here and now than when you enter your grave, it will not abandon you do not abandon La ilaha illa and you will find that it will accompany you in your grave and on the Day of Judgment. And this is the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala and the Promise of Allah is always true. May Allah subhanaw taala forgive us and our loved ones and those who preceded us and allow us to live upon, you know, in the last
sincerely and completely in its phrase in May Allah subhanaw taala was to die upon it.