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The Beautiful Names of Allah #28
Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
Series: Taimiyyah Zubair - The Beautiful Names of Allah
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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu
Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim was Salatu was Salam or a lot of Sudhi Hill, Kareem. Rubbish Ronnie sadi were silly emri working on iraq data melissani yufka who Kali, Allah had your puppy was sadly Sani was roots of him at the Colby Armenia robot army. In sha Allah Today we will study the name of Allah, the name al Hadi, and this is like other names of Allah it is an extremely beautiful and extremely powerful name, which helps us reflect on our lives and helps us realize how desperately we are in need of the guidance of Allah exalted. Through this name, we realize what a huge blessing what a huge gift the gift of guidance is, and how one of our goals in
life, or rather, one of our main desires in life should be to to receive guidance from Allah exalted, so the name of Allah and Hardy, the one who glides this name occurs two times in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala tells us and sort of Hajj is number 54 that was in the Lucha Lucha de ladina, Manu Illa, Seraphin Mr Kim, that Indeed Allah is surely indeed the guide of those people who believe to the straight path meaning Allah subhanaw taala is the one who guides he definitely guides those who believe to the straight path. We also learn in suitable for on verse number 31 that what fabula Vika heady and one assume that that your Lord is enough as the one who guides and as the one who
helps meaning the guidance of Allah is such guidance, which is enough, so seek guidance from him rely upon him and hold on to him. Walker fabula beaker Hadean one acetal. Now, the name haddie As we can see is is actually an ism theory meaning haddie is the one who gives hedaya. So what exactly is he Daya he Daya literally means to guide right to show guidance, but the concept of hedaya is not as simple as you know, just just show the way alright or just guide along the way, the concept of heat is a very comprehensive concept and it includes many, many different things. First of all, we see that he Daya is understood as gently guiding and directing towards a certain destination. So that a
person is now you know, relocating from point A to point B, they were on point A and you want to take them to point B. So he Daya is to take them from where they were to where they want to be or where they are headed to this is the concept of hedaya. So we see that in the Arabic language, the word hedaya is used in a number of different ways. For instance, it is said handle or looser. Meaning when a woman gets married, then, you know she meaning the bride is taken to the house of her husband, meaning she is no longer living in the house that she was in before. Now she is she has moved, she has relocated, Alright, and now think about how a bride is taken. We see that in
different cultures. You know, people really celebrate this time and they really honor this time and they show so much love and you know, attention to the bride the way that she's taken. And sometimes even how the groom is taken, you know, from where you know, where the wedding is taking place, you know, sometimes to the car or wherever they they're going to be. So literally people will carry the bride and groom on their shoulders, right or they will take them in a very honorable, very loving way. So he Daya is to guide but how in a very loving and gentle way. But we see that you know different people when they give instructions or they give guidance. Sometimes that guidance or that
instruction is not complete.
How that for example, some people when you ask them, you know, where can I find this? Right? They'll tell you Oh go contact so and so, right or they will say, just Google it, right? Or, you know, check the instructions. So, some people, they will just tell you what to do, they won't really show you right, other people, they will go, you know, another step, how that they will actually, you know, do the Google search for you and they will show you step by step what needs to be done, right, or some people will say, let me do it with you, right, let me show you, right. And then others will be there, you know, step by step along the way, until you you reach you know, your destination until
you get what you were seeking. So, he Daya is to is for things mainly he Daya is to or who that is to show the way meaning to inform and to educate, right as to where a person should go, and what a person should do, what steps they need to take. So the first step of Hideo is to educate, to inform, right? The second step of hedaya is to gently guide along the way that you take someone by the hand, right, you are right next to them, and you say I'll come with you, right, I'll be with you on this journey, until you reach right and then thirdly Hooda is also to facilitate the path and to enable one to remain on the right course, right. So, for example, when you are following you know, Google
Maps for instance, and you take the wrong turn, it will keep redirecting you, it will keep reminding you right, that you know, you need to get back on on your course, right on your on your route. So, it will redirect it will make sure that you are sticking to the right path to the right course. So, it will even give you instructions such as you know, staying in the in the left lane, etc. So, so, this is the concept of hidayah right, that you you also facilitate you enable, and then finally, he they are also includes
any ensuring that now a person has relocated, right, relocated where any they have reached their destination, they have reached the place where they were headed to. So the concept of die is a very whole and complete concept. Right? It's it's not, you know, just leaving people to figure it out on their own. It is a very loving, very compassionate, very helpful, you know, way of showing someone the right path and ensuring that they reach the destination. So this is the concept of hedaya. Now Allah subhanaw taala, Allah Hardy, the one who guides This means that Allah subhanaw taala is the one without whose hedaya without whose guidance, no destination can be reached, and no goal can be
attained. Meaning if Allah Subhana Allah does not guide us we are completely lost, we wouldn't know what to do, we wouldn't be able to take care of ourselves, we wouldn't be able to survive, we wouldn't be able to live. So Allah subhana wa tada ahead, he the one who guides meaning he guides his creation in every matter in every single matter. So there is nothing that we can accomplish, nothing that we can do, no place that we can reach, no goal we can attain, except with the guidance and with the help of Allah azzawajal. Now when we're talking about Allah subhanaw taala as a hardy, as the one who guides we're basically
you know, looking at for four different things. So when Allah subhanaw taala is the guide, this means that first of all, Allah subhanaw taala guides his creation, right meaning that he gives he Daya Hama, alright he they are Rama, meaning that he he guides all of his creation in in the general sense. And
this doesn't mean that that guidance is vague or, or that you know that that guidance is not that important. No, what this means is that every single preacher is guided by Allah. All right, meaning that when Allah subhanaw taala has created the creation, then upon creating them, he has not abandoned them. He has not left them and you know, left it to them to figure it out on their own to fend for themselves. No, Alyssa
anata has created each creation and then he has also guided each Creek each creature. So for example in sort of Baja verse number 50, we learn that Allah subhanaw taala is the one who and Lady arafah Kula Shay in Halawa, who summer herder header, that he is the one who has given everything, its Hulk, its its form, meaning, the unique form that each creature has. Then Allah subhanaw taala is the one who who designed that form. Allah subhanaw taala is the one who put that form together. So, Allah the arboricola, Shea in halka, who and then Thoma header, and then he also guided, meaning he also guided each creature as to what it should do. So for example, if a bird has wings, well, Allah
subhanaw taala is the one who gave the bird those wings. But then Allah subhanaw taala also guided the bird as to how to use those wings to its advantage, how to fly, right? And how to, you know, fly to different places and find its food. And we see that so many birds have different species of birds, yes, they have wings, but each bird is able to do or each species is able to do different types of things with, you know, with their wings. So, for example, the way that an eagle flies, right, or the way that it flies for so long at such great heights, right, that is different from how a parrot flies, for example. So some birds, you know, they've been given their wings such that, you
know, they're able to fly at great heights, for very long duration, they're able to migrate even, they're able to dive deep down, they're able to, they're able to dive into the water, right and then come back up. So and then, and then other birds, they have been created differently. So each creature, Allah subhanaw, taala didn't just create it randomly know this is by design, this is the other of a law. And then he has also guided each creature as to what it should do. And this is, you know, something that we were always studying, always trying to figure out that for example, why is it that certain birds have very bright colors, right? Or why is it that their beaks are huge? Or why
is it that their beaks are small? Right? We know that every part of their body serves a certain purpose a certain goal, right a certain function. So Allah subhanaw taala has aroclor Kula Shea in Kanako, sama Haider, in Surah, to Allah, verse number 123, we learn so be his model because Allah glorify the name of your Lord, who is an Allah, the Exalted, and Levy, hello, Professor, the one who created and then he perfectly fashioned, meaning he perfectly fashioned each creature, one lady, a double header, and the one who decreed meaning for every creature, what its, you know, size should be what its duration of life should be, what its weight should be, what its role should be cuddler
he determined, and then further than he also guided. So he has guided each creature, and Subhanallah it's so amazing that, you know, you see young animals, right? They're not with their mothers, but they know right, how they should walk, how they should eat, what they should eat, what they should drink, how they should fulfill their needs, right where they should take shelter. So this is amazing, who has put it in the instinct of each creature, as to what it should do, how it should walk, how it should breathe, how it should eat, how it should fulfill its needs. And Lady adara for her, he decreed the the measure and then he also guided each creature. We learn about the honeybee,
right in sudo, to natural verse number 6869 that Allah subhanaw taala says what Oh, hell of a Booker Ilana holy, that your Lord is the one who instructed the honeybee. And what instruction did Allah subhanaw taala gave to the honeybee? What did Allah subhanaw taala inspire it to do? And it definitely mineralogy Valley Buta wamena szegedi woman my already shown that you should make your home meaning your hive were in the mountains and in the trees and on things that people you know set up or people build. So for example, trellises and buildings, etc. So first make the hive and then Summa kulemin, Cooley thammarat. And then he
From from all of the different fruits, meaning they're the the nectar, and then first lukey, Subala, Rob beaky, Lula, and then go along the ways that your Lord has, you know, set for you in submission to him. So, Allah subhana wa tada has, has guided every creature, the, from the from the tiniest to the biggest one, right and then we see that within what within the the the creatures also, you know, there are some, for example, the inanimate things that have been put on a certain course. Right, meaning they have been created for a certain purpose and they have been guided, meaning they have been put on a certain course. So, they're going on, they're floating, they're moving along in the
direction that Allah subhanaw taala has put them in right. So there are the living things the non living things, the animate the you know, the intelligent, the non intelligent, any, everything is guided by Allah subhanaw taala. So, for example, about the celestial bodies, Allah says we'll call loan fee fella cuneus mahone right, that all of them are floating in their, in their orbits, meaning they're going along on the path that Allah soprano Tata has guided them to, right that Allah subhanaw taala has set for them. So, every creature has been guided by Allah And if you think about how each creature has been guided in a unique way, right, and how each creature is being is
constantly being guided, constantly being put in a certain direction, right are constantly being taught how to, you know, fulfill its needs, how to survive any The, the the knowledge, the mercy, the wisdom, the grid power of Allah subhanaw taala and if you reflect over it, it completely, it's, it's mind boggling. It's, it's truly amazing, right? We are not able to encompass all of that in our knowledge and our understanding, any think about how at a very miniscule level or rather, you know, at a level that that our eyes cannot see that for example, within the brain, you know, how how the neurotransmitters how they're constantly connecting, you know, those connections are taking place
because of which you know, certain hormones, you know, are being released and then because of that our our mood is being affected, our memory is being affected. So Pamela Henny, who is guiding everything, Allah subhanaw taala Allah hardy is the one who guides all of his creation, every single creature and he has also guided every single creature as to what it should do, how it should glorify Allah, in sort of the nude i a 41 we learn learn torah and Allah u sub B hula who manifests somewhat you will all Do you not see that everything in in the skies and the earth is glorifying Allah. Right. And with tyrosol fat and even the birds that are you know, flying in in rows could learn
other Isley masala tahu. What does be her who each creature knows it's prayer and its glorification. Each creature knows how to worship Allah, how to glorify Allah, each creature knows what it is supposed to do. Why? Because Allah and Hardy is the one who has guided every creature. So this is the first meaning. The second meaning of the name haddie with regard to Allah azza wa jal is that Allah subhanaw taala gives hedaya that is of the lalla Bian and it shad. What does that mean? It means that Allah subhanaw taala guides his slaves to what they need to know because the lalla by N by N is clarification Delilah is to guide to show the way it shad is to give instruction to direct.
So, Allah subhanaw taala has specifically given instruction to who to those creatures who are burdened with responsibility, meaning human beings and jinn. Right, so this is why Allah subhana wa tada has sent revelation, Allah subhanaw taala sent messengers, why to deliver this guidance. So for example, in sort of the Shura is number 52. We learned that Allah subhanaw taala says regarding the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that was in Nicoletta de la Seraphim was the theme that indeed you guys
to the straight path. What is meant is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam showed the way he taught people, right what the straight path is. And why did he do that? Because Allah subhanaw taala is the one who sent that instruction. He is the one who has sent that guidance, right? This is why we say that Quran is his guidance because Allah subhanaw taala has sent the Quran as an instruction, right? So, Allah subhanaw taala has specifically instructed his slaves as to what they need to do, right. And and part of that is that he has clarified the you know, the matter of guidance for them.
Then thirdly, this means that Allah subhanaw taala gives a diet to tofield meaning that he enables his slaves to adopt guidance as well. So he gives them the ability to accept guidance, he gives them the ability to do what is good. So for example, when it comes to hidayah of it shad The second type, right, Allah subhanaw taala has clarified to us for instance, what the reward of reciting the Quran is, right what the benefit of reciting the Quran is and that we should recite the Quran. This is something that our last panel Tara has clarified. Right?
the you know, the, the importance of tilava right, what aterial Khurana dough, Tila recite the Quran with measured recitation, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also clarified the reward of, of reciting the Quran. In the Quran, so many benefits are mentioned of, you know, reciting the Quran. But is it enough to simply know what the benefit and reward is? No, I mean, there's so many people who have access to that knowledge, but everyone is not able to embrace that knowledge and act upon it. So, this is this can only happen by the tofik of Allah, when Allah subhanaw taala gives a person the ability to recite the Quran, to believe to do what is good to worship him to pray, to
give sadaqa to speak the truth to fulfill their commitment, right. So, this is also part of hedaya that when Allah subhanaw taala gives the a person the ability to accept to to do what is right and to go on the right course, you see, we learn about know how to set up that how when, when the flood, we went when the water was was reaching, so high, and the ship was was floating in waves that appeared to be like mountains, right. So no Haile Salaam, he, he saw his son, right one of his sons, that he was not in the ship, right, because he did not believe in new holiday center. So no honey salon called out to him and said, get up, get into the ship, you know, come on board.
And he said that, no, I'm just going to climb up to the top of the mountain, I'll be fine. I don't need to be with you.
And so, what happened, no Holly Sallam told him Come come on board, right, there, there is no no refuge today, except, you know, in the ship. So, he told his son, he reminded his son, he offered his son he invited his son, but his son refused to accept right and he he refused to get on board and what happened he drowned in the flood. So knowledge alone is not enough. Yes, we learn by the guidance of Allah, but knowledge alone is not enough. The next step is to embrace that knowledge to accept that knowledge to to internalize that knowledge to to act by it, and this also happens by the guidance of Allah. So you see there like these are like levels of guidance, levels of guidance. The
first level of guidance is that Allah subhanaw taala has has, you know, enabled you has taught us to how you should walk, how you should eat, how you should talk, he has, you know, made your body functional. He has put that sense in you so that you know that something is dangerous for you. Right you have that fight or flight response. Right. So Allah subhanaw taala has equipped you. And Allah subhanaw taala guides you with regard to worldly matters. But then there is another level of guidance where Allah subhanaw taala has informed you as to what will truly benefit you in the long run. What will benefit you in the hero
Right. And then the the next level of guidance is that Allah subhanaw taala gives you the ability to actually act upon that knowledge. Right? So this is hedaya tofik hedaya il herme and we learn in a hadith that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that in nama animal by Leon, Willa who yesterday that I am only a mobile live meaning My job is to simply convey the message. And Allah subhanaw taala is the one who guides right in sort of Firstly, that verse number 17, we learn what a method will do for her Dana home. As for the people of the moon, we offered guidance to them, we guided them, meaning we informed them as to what they should do. But first, the Hubble aroma Island
houda but they give preference to blindness over guidance, meaning they refuse to accept. So they were they were not given tofi right. We learned in sort of Eunice i a 25. That way I had the main shadow era set off and was stuck in that Allah is the one who guides whomever he wants to the straight path. Instead of the apostles I have 56 the Prophet sallallahu earlier cylinders told that in the latter demon, that you are not able to guide whom you love. You can only tell them, you cannot make them accept guidance. You cannot change the condition of their heart. You cannot force them to accept who has that power will Akina La Jolla de Maya sharp It is indeed Allah who guides
whomsoever that he wants, in circle belcarra ir 272 we learn laser alayka who their home You are not responsible to, you know, to guide the meaning to make them accept guidance, while akinola hi Eddie Manisha It is indeed Allah, who who guides whom He wants in sootel, anon 125 we learn from a UT dilla who, whoever that Allah subhanaw taala once a year idea who that he should guide him. What does Allah do yashraj sadhana halal Islam, Allah subhanaw taala opens his chest for Islam, meaning Allah subhanaw taala gives that person the ability to accept Islam to accept submission to Allah. Because some people have a lot of difficulty, right in submitting to Allah. So the one whom Allah
wants to guide, what happens, Allah subhanaw taala expands their chest. So they are able to accept Islam, they're able to, they have that courage, that confidence, that intention, that willingness to surrender to Allah. So that comes by the tofield of Allah. And we see that some people are actually deprived of this type of hedaya. In fact, many people are deprived of this type of hedaya we learn in SoTL bacala ir 258, that will law who lay ideal como Bali mean that Allah does not guide those people who commit oppression, who commit injustice, meaning they're deprived of delfy, that they're not able to do what is right, they're not able to do what is good. Likewise, in total belcarra ir
264, we learn Allahu layyah, dill Komal carefully, that Allah does not guide those people who deny being the people who already have that bias in their head, that they're not going to accept, right? That they're that they're going to reject, then such people Allah subhanaw taala does not give them that though fuchal to to accept to follow the right guidance, in certain may either 108 we learn what Bahu layyah do common facet pain, Allah does not guide those people who are facet pain, meaning those people who crossed the limits that Allah has set knowingly they they trespass knowingly they disobey knowingly they they disregard the rules that Allah subhanaw taala has has has set right so
they know what is right yet they don't care. So Allah hula deal como facet pain into the Zoomer is number three in the La halaya the man who accountable and Kufa that Indeed Allah does not guide the person who lies and the person who is extremely ungrateful. The person who is an extreme denier, or extremely ungrateful than such people are not guided by Allah in sort of the Lafayette i a 28 wheather an insula hilarya de mon who are mostly fanca verb, Allah does not guide those people who are Muslim was sort of extravagant, you know, going to extremes and Khattab a great liar, someone who lies a lot. So we see that he Daya tofield
is actually conditional. Meaning it's not, it's not for everyone, a person has to fulfill certain requirements before they are given this type of guidance, which means that if a person does certain things, they could be deprived of this type of guidance. And if they do certain other things, they could be worthy of this guidance. So what are those things because of which a person is deprived of hidayah tofi. From the verses that I just mentioned to you, we see that these are things like oppression, injustice, right disbelief, denial, any having that preconceived, you know, notion or, or, or, you know, those biases from before, that this is something I'm not going to accept ever. So
when a person is stubborn in their ways, they're not willing to see the evidence that's in front of them, they've just made up their mind, then guidance is not going to be forced down their throat, this is not the way of Allah. Likewise, if a person knows what is right, yet, they don't care about it, then again, guidance is not going to be forced down their throat, if a person is lying, if a person is extremely ungrateful, you know that that's, that's a certain type of thinking, right? that a person refuses to see anything good in their life, anything good around them, or that a person goes to extremes. Right, then these are things because of which a person is deprived of guidance. We
also learn in the Hadees about how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that no people go astray after having been guided, except that they were they became people of general or they they had become people of General. Meaning when people argue a lot when people are constantly arguing, right, about matters, which are very evident matters that are very simple and clear in the Quran. But they're just constantly, you know, debating about it, arguing about it refuting this bringing this argument and that argument, then what happens, such people eventually go astray. May Allah subhanaw taala protect us.
Now the fourth meaning with regard to Allah soprano thought of that Allah subhanaw taala is allegedly The one who guides is also that he gives he Daya to test beats, meaning the three is to give firmness and stability. So he gives firmness to his slaves so that they attain their desired goal. Meaning Allah soprano tada and Hardy is the one who gives people the ability to remain firm on guidance, right to not leave it rather to adhere to it so that they remain on the right course until they reach their destination. So for example, in sort of Eunice i a nine will earn in alladhina amanu, where I'm a little slightly hurt indeed those people who believe and then they do righteous
deeds, right? Meaning they believe, and then they they do something, right, the knowledge that Allah subhanaw taala has given them they don't ignore it, they actually follow it, they live by it, they internalize it, they keep increasing in their goodness, then yeah, D him or boom be Imani him, then their Lord will guide them because of their faith, because of their Amen. Their Lord will guide them, their Lord will guide them to to what place what level to a place where 30 min 30 he will enhance a place where rivers flow beneath them and that is V Jeanette in Noreen in the Gardens of Pleasure. So, Allah subhanaw taala will guide them until they reach paradise until they reach their
destination, meaning Allah subhanaw taala will keep them firm upon the straight path until they leave this world. And then even on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhanaw taala will lead them to paradise, Allah homage or lemon home. Now when Allah subhanaw taala is a hardy, he is the one who guides who has guided every creature, he is the one who has informed his slaves as to what they should do. And he is the one who gives people the ability to do what is right and he is the one who gives people the ability to remain firm on the right path. Then what is our role? What is our job? What should we do? The first thing is that we should realize and believe that guidance is only in
Allah's hand. I have read too many verses in which we see
That it is only Allah subhanaw taala who guides people, right? That the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for example did not have the ability to compel people to accept Islam. So, the when when when Allah is a hardy This means that he Daya is only in his hand so only Allah guides no one else has the power to guide right? We learn in in total Baccarat 272 that lays our Laika who their home You are not responsible to guide them. You can only inform you cannot make people accept the truth when at Kindler, huh yeah, the mayor shut it is Allah who guides whom He wants? insulted Eunice i a 35 Allah subhanaw taala asks us that will help ensure Raka eco Maja de la help. Is there any among your
you know, partners, your day teas that you worship besides Allah, anyone who is able to guide to the truth?
Only La Jolla didn't help the fact is that it is only Allah who guides to the truth. FMA Yadier, it'll help so then tell me the one who guides to the truth. Is he a helpful and You Tuber? Is he not more worthy of being followed? Or is it a Malaya de or the one who does not guide right? Are you going to follow him? Any way Allah subhanaw taala is the one who guides and all of these idols whom your worship false gods whom you worship, they're not able to guide anyone forget about guiding anyone, they cannot even guide themselves they need help. So what is it that you're doing from Allah concave attack? C'mon. So, what does this ayah show us that it is only Allah subhanaw taala who
guides in sort of Jaffa i a 23. We learn about the example of the person who worships his own desire, right? So a close parenthesis for my Yeah, demon bar, the law who can guide him after Allah meaning no one can. If Allah subhanaw taala has deprived this person of guidance, no one can force this person to come on the path of guidance. So guidance is entirely in the hands of Allah, which means that Allah subhanaw taala is the one who gives guidance. And you know what, he can also take it away. He gives guidance and he can also take it away. In sort of there, whoa, July is 17. We learned by the law who your moon knew I lay calm and Heather Conley Lima, that Allah subhanaw taala
has bestowed a huge favor upon you, that he guided you to accept, to to have a man to have faith. It is Allah's favor on you, that he gave you the ability to have faith. And if he has given this favor, then realize that it is a favorable law. Don't take it for granted. And don't be arrogant about it. And don't be ungrateful for it. Don't dismiss it. Because where favor is given it can also be taken away. In total out of 178 we're told my Yeah, the level for who Elmo 30 the person whom Allah guides, then only that person is truly guided. Well my yield Lille for Allah eco Maha saloon and whoever that Allah sends a stray meaning Allah subhanaw taala lets that person go on the path that
that person has chosen for himself which is the path of rejection, the path of disobedience, then such people are only going to be losers but when I go home on your own
and remember that when guidance is only in the hands of Allah This means that if Allah subhanaw taala does not guide someone no one else can guide them in sort of the lord i a 33. We learned while my yield Lily lair who familia whom in had whoever that Allah sends a stray that no one can guide him right from Allah human had my yield Lily level fella, howdy Allah, whoever that Allah allows to go astray he sends them astray, meaning misguidance is the path that a person chooses for himself. And Allah subhanaw taala lets that person do what he has chosen for himself. Allah subhanaw taala does not force that person to accept guidance. So whoever Allah abandons, basically, then follow her
the Allah there, there's no one to guide him.
And repeatedly, what we're seeing in these verses is that Allah subhanaw taala is the one who guides whom He wills. Right. So then the question is, well, how is it you know, a person may think that if if Allah subhanaw taala does not want to guide someone, then is it really their fault if they're not guided? Right?
And a lot of people have this question, they think like this, remember that when Allah subhanaw taala says that He guides whom He wants me to share, right? Or may you read whoever that Allah wants to guide whoever Allah wills to guide, then the will of Allah is not like the will of people, okay? When we're talking about the will of people, so for example, a person says, I can do whatever I want, right? Then you know, that what they want can be fair and it can also be unfair. It can be, you know, good and it can also be harmful. Right? Why? Because we are, you know, as people, we are extremely weak before our desires, right? We as people don't know, everything we have, you know,
that we have the ability to do good and also the ability to do bad we have good in us and we also have shown we also have evil within us. And this is a reason why when it comes to our will our wishes. They're not always just, they're not always wise, right? They're not based on knowledge, these are not informed, logical decisions, right? With the will of Allah is very different from our will. Allah subhanaw taala His will is not like ours. So when you when you hear the statement, Allah's Will don't think of the way that people will certain things, Allah's Will, is just Allah's Will is with his knowledge with his wisdom, right? Allah subhanaw taala is above any, any weakness,
any deficiency. So, if Allah subhanaw taala has willed that a certain person should go astray, this is not a random decision. This is based on his knowledge, this is based on his wisdom, he knows us better than we know ourselves. And remember that there are certain you know, laws that Allah subhanaw taala has has decreed, right that Allah subhanaw taala has decided. So for example, in sudo to hedge Ayah number 16 we learn yes what anila Yeah, demon, you read Allah subhanaw taala, guides whom He wants. But another way of understanding this idea is that Allah subhanaw taala guides, who might you redo the person who wants meaning the person who wants guidance, the person who is seeking
guidance, which means that a person who does not want guidance, is not seeking guidance, guidance has offered to them over and over again in different ways, and they keep rejecting, and Allah subhanaw taala will not guide that person. Right? This is similar to how there is a, you know, a student and the teacher once they're their student to do well in the course. Right? So the teacher is coming fully prepared in class in order to give instruction, the teacher has made things very clear. There's emails being sent, there's reminders being sent, the content is made clear. The teacher asks over and over again. Any questions? Is there anything that's unclear to you? There's
resources that are made available, but then there's a student who doesn't care about the class misses the class, comes late to the class is zoned out in class is distracted in class doesn't take any notes, it doesn't do any of the readings. Right? doesn't ask any questions doesn't bother them what's going to happen no matter how much the teacher wants that student to do, well, is that student going to do well? No, they're not Can you blame the teacher? No, you cannot. So this is this is with people. Right? And Allah subhanaw taala is above any comparison to his his creation. This is why I mentioned that when you think about the will of Allah, don't think of it the way that people
wish for certain things or or want certain things Allah's Will is different from our will
instead of sorbitol, Baccarat, I have 142 we learned yesterday mania shadow it also it often was talking Allah subhanaw taala guides whom He wills to the straight path
and remember that Allah subhanaw taala has the power to force everyone to be on guidance, right? But that is not the way of Allah in certain natural ir 93 we learn Willow sha Allah who La Jolla come omata wahida If Allah spawn tada wanted, he could have made all of you into one nation, meaning all of you upon guidance everyone Muslim everyone believer height Allah subhanaw taala could have done that. But that's not his way. And that's not you know the purpose of this life. The purpose of this life is what to test us.
If we were forced to believe, then there would be no test. Right. And when a when guidance is in the hands of Allah, this means that there you know, that Allah subhanaw taala is the one who guides people to he man, he guides people to the truth, he guides people to, you know to worship Him.
And this means that he provides a means of guidance as well. Right. So, this is why he has sent messengers He has sent books he, he puts different people in our lives he he puts us in different situations. So that we are guided, we learned, we realize, so, guidance is only in the hands of Allah. Secondly, when when Allah subhanaw taala is a hardy, that we should believe that his guidance is, is perfect. It is it is the best. Right? So for example, the Quran that Allah subhanaw taala has revealed as hudlin as guidance for all people. The guidance of the Quran is the best guidance the instruction of the Quran is the best instruction. The lessons that are given in the Quran are the
best lessons right? The guidance of Allah is perfect. And mozzarella is Sadam Look at his his confidence in in the guidance of Allah. He said color in the Mario bisaya Dini right in sort of the shadow verse number 62 that with me is my Lord He will guide me say a Houdini, right and his guidance will be enough it will be perfect it will be the best in our situation. Because remember most artists and I've said this when fit our own was right behind him and the water was in front of him and he was with the bunny is slightly right. So he said in the Mario beside the Ibrahim or in a center, he said about Allah soprano thrown out a lady Hello Connie for Julio Dini that he is the one
who has created me so he is the one who will guide me. Right. We'll call it any variable ilaro Pisa Dini, I'm going to my Lord, He will guide me for a net Hosea Dini. So, in so many places, we learn about how the prophets of Allah expressed their confidence in the guidance of Allah. And, and we should also have the same confidence that the instruction that Allah has given the guidance that Allah gives the the path that Allah subhanaw taala facilitates the way that Allah subhanaw taala shows, then that is the best way. Right, that is the best way because that guidance is coming from Allah. So it has to be the best way
that when Allah subhanaw taala is ahead the we should also realize our need for guidance, our need for guidance, because Allah alone has the power to guide right. So so and this means that if Allah subhanaw taala does not guide us we would be lost as we learned in the Hadees. And are these good see that Allah subhanaw taala says that all my servants, all of you are lost, except for those whom I guide could look on ball, all of you are, are straight, all of you are lost, except for those whom I guide. So seek guidance from me, we should realize our need for guidance. And if we think that you know, I'm a Muslim, I believe in the Quran I pray five times a day I give sort of every now and then
I speak the truth, then realize that this is a gift from Allah subhanaw taala. And and you are in need of preserving this guidance of increasing this guidance. And this is why we should also seek ways of preserving the guidance that Allah has given and increasing it as well. And there are different ways to do that. So for example, a Lost Planet Allah says in Surah Taha Boone is number 11 that when my yoke min biLlahi yet the caliber whoever believes in Allah that Allah guides his heart. So, whenever we find ourselves in need of guidance and guidance doesn't just mean how do I pray it also means what should I do? Right, who should I talk to? Right? Which which school should I apply?
In? Which program? Should I even study this? Right? What should I do first? What should I teach my children? Right? How should I speak to my spouse? Right? Little decisions even when my yoke min biLlahi or the culpa? Whoever believes in Allah than Allah guides his heart. What does it mean by believing in Allah that you put your trust in Allah? Right, that you ask Allah subhanaw taala you, you you do what Allah subhanaw taala
has commanded you to do.
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you know, the young men who believed in no fit yet on em an OB Robbie him that they were a group of young men, they believed in their Lord was he didn't know who that and we increase them in guidance. So the first thing that helps us increase in guidance is what? Amen. Faith, strengthen your faith in a law. And, and and reaffirm your faith in a law, just like was already set up said in the Mario be right with me as my Lord Allah is there. So anytime you find yourself struggling remind yourself Elia is there. Right Allah is there, my lord is there. So strengthen your faith. That's the first step. Secondly, follow the guidance that Allah has already given you. Meaning the things that Allah
subhanaw taala has already guided you to already shown you already taught you about do those things and Allah subhanaw taala will increase you and guidance in sort of Maryam is 76 were told way as either Allahu levina tado houda that those people who, who obtained guidance, Allah subhanaw taala increases them and guidance. So for example,
you know, you you want to increase in your guidance, right? So part of that is that you recite a lot of the Quran, for example, or you memorize a lot of the Quran. So you already know that you should be reciting the Quran instead of you know, expecting perfection from yourself start reciting a little bit every day. Right? You You already know that when you will recite a little bit every day what's going to happen? Allah subhanaw taala will give you the ability to do even more. So you have to take the first step, you have to do what is within your ability, you have to do what you already know about. You have to follow that and when you will take that first step Allah subhanaw taala will
facilitate the next one for you. We learned and so with Mohammed is 17 one Medina todos zetta, home Buddha, we're at our home taco home those people who follow guidance, then Allah subhanaw taala increases them in guidance. If you want to prepare melaine make sure that you're doing your Suna throughout the day. And as you will increase right a little bit a little bit Allah subhanaw taala will give you the ability to do even more.
In certain Nisa is 66 to 68 we are told, well unknown far aluma you are gonna behave mechanical, your level more assured that that's better. If they had done what they were instructed off, if they did what they were told to do in the first place, that would have been better for them. And that would have been a source of dust beat for them, meaning a source of strength for them. Right a firmness, what either let it know who Mila Donna or john or Lima and then we would have given them from ourselves a huge reward well ahead, they know whom slid off and was the FEMA and we would then guided them upon the straight path. So how do you increase in guidance by doing what you have
already been told to do? By by following the guidance that Allah has already given you? And then thirdly, striving, right, doing your best trying, instead of expecting perfection from yourself, focus on the effort that you're putting it in so that uncovered is 69 we're told when Latina jaha delphina, Linda, the unknown sabudana that those people who strive in our way, we surely guide them to our ways. And then fourthly, that turn back to Allah subhanaw taala because we're all you know, week, we all make mistakes, but Allah subhanaw taala tells us in sort of the shorter i a 30 way ahead the LA he may you need that Allah subhanaw taala guides the one who turns back to him.
Allah guides the person who repents to Allah. So every time you you slip go back to Allah. Right? Every time you feel that, you know, it's been a while since I had you know any any
you know, conversation with a low where I really spoke to Allah where I really poured my heart out to Allah. So you realize that start talking to Allah in avva includes Vickery it includes a you know, Toba is the farm, remembering Allah even doing you know some some good deed. So, way at the era he may you need and also number five connecting with the Quran because the Quran is Huda right it is guidance. So if we want to increase in guidance, then we have to use the means
That Allah subhanaw taala has already given us right and and of course, one of them is the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala tells us about the Quran that in total Merida is 1516 that caja accumen Allah He Noren workI terrible mu been, there has come to you from Allah a light and a very clear book. Yeah DB healer who through which Allah guides meaning Allah subhanaw taala guides people through the protocol. So connect with the Quran, increase your time that you spend with the Quran, whether it is you know, reciting it or listening to it or reflecting upon it, learning it, somehow increase your relationship with the Quran, strengthen it more in order to increase in guidance. Then when Allah
subhanaw taala is is a hardy, we should never take guidance for granted. And we should never stop asking for guidance. You see, sometimes what happens is that if we, you know, compare ourselves to certain people were like, Oh, I'm a Muslim, they're cafard. Right? I believe in Allah. They don't believe in Allah. Right? These people are astray, they're misguided, they're this they're that we become so condescending. Now, of course, you should be very happy and proud of of the gift of guidance that Allah has given you proud in the sense that you are confident that this is this is the truth, right? But it doesn't mean that you become arrogant. And you begin to belittle other people.
When you see people
going astray. Thank Allah, that Allah subhanaw taala has given you the ability to, to believe in Him to worship Him. This is a privilege, this is a gift. This is only by the topic of Allah. So never take guidance for granted. Never belittle other people and never stop asking Allah for guidance. Never think that you know what, now I'm really guided I can do whatever I want. I know that that can never be the case. Because one thing that we are obligated to say every single day is what it did not slip off and was the pain that he or Allah Guide us to the straight path. And if you think about it, in it, this is something that we have to say in every Salah in every regard, which means that if
you don't say it in a certain way, as part of sort of the Fatiha your Salah is not valid, right? You have to repeat the Salah. If you if you miss the recitation of Surah Fatiha in Iraq, you have to repeat that record to complete your Salah. Right It's a condition of prayer of Salah of the of the validity of Salah. So any What does this show us this shows us that we are so desperately in need of guidance at all times every day, every few hours that Allah subhana wa tada has obligated us to say this for our own benefit. Right? Because as we learn in Hades Allah tada says that qualicum Donlan in lemon had a to fester dooney decom all of you are a stray except for those whom I guide. So seek
guidance from me and I will guide you.
But the thing is that we are very lazy. If If it was up to us, we wouldn't be asking Allah subhanaw taala for guidance. So Allah subhanaw taala has already told us what we should do. We he has obligated us that we asked him for guidance multiple times a day a dinner, slothful, Mr. Payne, that he or Allah you guide us on the straight path. And when you say it didn't slaughter mustafi Yes, this includes
you know, Islam, that give me the ability to to adhere to Islam. But this also includes your Allah give me the the ability to do the right thing. Give me the ability to adhere to the straight path, right to the right way. That For example, when I'm talking to my family, I say what is right, not what is wrong. I speak in a way that is right. Not in a way that is wrong. I choose the right words, not the wrong ones. I choose the right manner, the right tone, not the wrong one. In Dino slaughter, Mr. Kim. And if you think about it, every single moment, we are making decisions, right? We are constantly making decisions. do I say this? Or that? Do I think like this, or do I think like that?
Do I write this? Or do I write that? Should I send this message or should I not send this message? Do I look here? Or do I look there? Do I open this app or do I close this app? Do I scroll or do I
Close the app, right? We're always making decisions constantly. And we are in need of Allah's guidance that Allah give me the ability to make the right decision. So he didn't Serato Mr. Kane was a very comprehensive Dora. This includes matters of your dunya the matters of your deen and the matters of your own
as includes the decisions that you need to make with regard to your, your personal affairs, and your relationships, right you're, you know, things related to your work, things things related to you know, your, the way that you communicate with people. It's a very comprehensive door in a Serato Mr. Kane.
So, finally, in the final section, how is it that we can call upon Allah subhanaw taala by this name?
Firstly, what we need to do because remember there are includes a center right praising Allah soprano Third, the first thing we need to do is that we should express our gratitude for the blessing of guidance.
thank and praise Allah subhanaw taala thank and praise Allah subhanaw taala for the gift of guidance that he or xojo Allah has given you. So for example,
in total our wealth verse number 43, we learn and hamdulillah he led he had an early herder won our canal in a 30 year loan Lola and hidin Allah that all praise to Allah who has guided us and if and and we would not have been able to, you know, obtain guidance if Allah subhanaw taala had not guided us. So anytime you are able to do something good, right? You are able to you know, give sadaqa you're able to accomplish something good read something good Ben, you know, bring benefit to someone that you know achieve a certain goal recite the Quran, you know, you have that sense of achievement that yes, you know, I did something good at that time. express your gratitude to Allah Allah Thank
you. Yeah, Allah, thank you, you gave me the ability to do this. And you know, we can say words like Thank you, or in our language, sugar, etc. The best way to express gratitude is through ways that almost a Parnell Tata has revealed and this is an ayah in the Quran. Alhamdulillah he lady had her nearly had all praise to Allah who has guided us to this woman, our Kundalini dedhia Lola and her down Allah, there is no way that we could have been able to do this, if Allah had not guided us so all praise all thanks to Allah her zoologia
We also learn in another hour about how the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to say after eating food, Aloma under what a spider web NATO kaneda data watch the beta phenocal hamdu Allah ma r uplighter What a beautiful Torah Allahumma Toronto a spider or Allah You're the one who gave this food who gave this drink you were the one who has given food and you are the one who has given drink well the NATO openadr You are the one who has you know fulfilled our need, who has given us independence and you are the one who has given contentment. Well her data and you are the one who has guided which the beta and you are the one who has bestowed his special blessings. fella can handle our Loma
Prieta. So All Praise to you for all that you have given.
And you see in this door, especially where her data, right you gave guidance, you were the one who guides for reckon, hum do Allah or Plato All Praise to you for all that you have given. And of the different things different blessings that Allah has given.
There is the gift of guidance, the gift of knowing who Allah is the gift of believing in Allah, the gift of believing in the Quran, the gift of believing in the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the gift of in believing in the hereafter hoping for, for reward in the hereafter. Peace were all gifts, treasures. hedaya is a huge gift, a huge privilege. So thank Allah, express your gratitude to Allah, Allah Thank you hamdulillah. And when you express gratitude, when you realize that Allah is the one who has guided, then you will never feel arrogant about it. You will never feel that you're bored of it. You need to you know find excitement and something else in life.
Then secondly, another thing that we should do when calling upon Allah subhanaw taala by this name and of course, this is a
You know, in these doors, the meaning of this name is mentioned is that we ask Allah subhanaw taala for guidance, right? Of course, part of this is that we say a Dina Salatin was the theme consciously in every Salah. But otherwise also we should make this door which the Prophet salallahu earliest that I'm used to make, which is a lahoma in the local houda Allah I asked you for guidance what to pa I asked you for piety while our affair if I asked you for chastity when Lena and I asked you for wealth or contentment and also ask Allah subhanaw taala to make guidance easy for you because sometimes we know what the right thing is. We find it very hard to do it. We know for example, that
we should you know pray Salah that we should speak nicely to our parents that we should you know speak good words that we should leave you know certain things but it's so sometimes it's so hard to make that change because those habits are
you know, so stable in us. Right? So ask Allah subhanaw taala to make guidance easy for you and this beautiful Dora, Allah are in me well after an earlier your Allah you helped me don't help others against me one Sunni, what are canceled earlier where Cyril who Dally right that that the last part of this era is way as siddell who Dally that Oh Allah made guidance, easy for me facilitate the path of guidance for me. Sometimes you're struggling with your memorization, right? Your memorization of the Quran, your understanding of the Quran, you're you're studying something right off the religion and you're finding it difficult to understand difficult to retain. Why a cityhood early Allah make
guidance easy for me. And then ask Allah to make you firm upon guidance. Yeah, Allah give me stability give me firmness Give me strength to adhere to the right path. Allahumma Dini was said digney the Prophet sallallahu where it is that I'm taught this door to RTL de la Mourinho. Allahumma. Houdini was Sydney that Oh Allah guide me and make me adhere to the straight path.
Then ask Allah subhanaw taala for guidance in every matter in every matter, any whether it is a matter of your you know, studies, which courses Should I take some matter off, you know, what job should I take? It's a matter of, you know, should I send this email or not? Ask Allah subhanaw taala for guidance. Aloma esta deca, Li Arusha, the Emory what are all the becoming Charlene upsee Oh Allah, I asked you for guidance to the most correct of my affair. And I have so many options available in front of me. What's the best option? What's the most correct option? Your Allah give me the ability to do what is most correct, that I seek refuge in You from the evil of my soul. And then
ask Allah subhanaw taala for guidance towards righteousness and improvement. Because every single one of us can be better. Right? Well, there's always room for improvement. We can improve our work we can improve our you know, our ibadah our knowledge, our dealings with people, the way that we think about Allah, any, everything can be improved. ask Allah subhanaw taala to make you better to guide you to the best way. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say this Dora, when he began the night prayer in the Salah, it was also Chioma haoma Murthy de la hora blind amin luxury color will be Delica omit to what a nominal muslimeen Allahumma Houdini Li is Anil, our man or Allah
guide me to the best actions to the most beautiful actions what is done in Allah Ya Allah guide me to the best of luck best manners, because layyah daily, Sunny her Illa and no one can guide me to the best actions and to the best of manners except for you. What can he say you alarma and yet Allah save me from evil deeds were sale of love and evil and bad manners. Because layyah Pisa illa Anta no one can save from evil actions and evil manners except for you. No one can protect anybody from such things except for you. So yeah, Allah guide me to the best and save me from the worst. And then ask Allah subhanaw taala for guidance in in everyday matters and then also ask Allah subhanaw taala to
preserve this gift of guidance for you and make this the offer yourself this has mentioned the Quran rockburn Allah to zil kulu bana Bertha it hidetaka yeah Allah Do not let our hearts deviate after you guided us will hublin me lead and karma in the current Aloha and gift us from yourself special mercy indeed you are the store of gifts
ask Allah subhanaw taala for the company of the guided ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep you in the company of those people who are guided because when you're in the right company then guidance will be made easy for you. And this Dora is is is the daughter of winter and beautiful girl Allah Dini fame and Hadith or Allah guide me among those whom you have guided meaning make me made me of the group of those people whom you have guided Allah Houma Dini Freeman had eight and then and then the rest of the eyes also there, but this is the relevant part
that we are discussing. Next. ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide your heart also, right Why do you call me what sadly Sani weslo Sufi mythical be that Oh Allah guide my heart guide my heart sometimes we're feeling down sometimes you're feeling very angry sometimes we're feeling so disconnected. Sometimes we're feeling so upset any the condition of the heart changes right? So why the other be Yeah, Allah guide my heart was said diddly Sani, make my tongue the correct or true was through him at the Colby and draw out the malice of my heart, meaning cleanse my heart. And then when you see someone making a mistake, or someone at the risk of at the verge of making a mistake, then instead
of passing judgment on them,
meet offer them. And these days, it's so easy to to witness the mistakes of people. Right? That you know, you just go on social media, look at random profiles, and see all the wrong things are doing a stuffed fiddle law, right and passing judgment on people and making fun of them. And some people you know, they just become obsessed with this always looking for the faults of others always looking for ways in which they can criticize others. And I'm not saying that we should not know the difference between right and wrong. That is of course important. But when you see someone slipping when you see someone making a mistake, then make the offer them. The Prophet sallallahu earlier suddenly made
Dora four different groups of people. And you know what they accepted Islam. The Buddha's mother, the Prophet sallallahu Urdu said ma da for her, she accepted Islam. Right? The Kabbalah of dose, right Allah the Prophet sallallahu Urdu said and prayed for them, they accepted Islam. Right. So so we have
you know, in her these mention of different people, different tribes, Allah Almighty dosen or Allah guide the people of those right and they were guided. Likewise we heard about, you know, a certain case where a child was, you know, going to do something and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam a doll for her Allah, Allah guide her. So even when it comes to children, you know your own children, you know, your your child is using the computer you don't know what they're doing. Right your child is not under your supervision. You don't know what they're doing. Allahu madiha will Allah guide her Aloma de Allah guide him? Right? The Prophet sallallahu recently made the offer one of the
companions that Aloma Dr. Lu Hadean or Allah make him a guide madeon one who is rightly guided when he guide him with the behavior and guide others through him. So beautiful. May Allah subhana wa tada increases in guidance May Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to realize the gift of guidance Milla is proud to give us the ability to follow the guidance that he has made available to us. And may Allah subhanaw taala guide our loved ones and and make us grateful for this gift, so we never take it for granted. inshallah, we will conclude over here for today's of Hanukkah lahoma we'll be handing a shadow Allah ilaha illa Anta the star Federico autoboot Lake wa Salaam Alaykum