Obstacles to accepting The Truth
Channel: Tariq Appleby
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with your brothers and sisters, you also loss of a hand everyone died on this day or more than a loss of a hand on the water either forgives us our sins. Well also Mahanama data guy does do that which is best in this life. And in the afternoon. Well also behind on what's going on us as we have gathered here today, together again, under the shade of a loss of a high level what I had on the day, we are protected from every difficulty of that day.
When expected attendees, a loss of a high level what the other has made us a promise.
And the promise of a loss of a high number one either will never be broken. But
they are obstacles in achieving response. They are things that Allah subhana wa tada has allowed to stand in our way. They are kisses for via you to see how much how badly we desire. What a lot has promised. A loss of a high number what that is, is it's sort of fuzzy. Yeah.
So you know, I don't log in health law, oh people, the promise of a loss of a high level I die that is true. It is the truth. What is this promise, and also the anoa data has promised you me that if we believe you know, if we have done blah, blah, blah. If we obey the message, it will help let's Allah love it. Do what said
that Allah will give us a call yeva a good life in this world. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will enter us into
that place where there will be no hunger, there will be no witness, there will be no depression, there will be no active, they will be no sadness. This is before all of the things that we will paste in join. There will be none of these negative emotions, these feelings, the stress that we experience in this life. That is the promise of Allah for the one who believes in our law, and who does good needs and who is committed to serving him or herself to Allah subhanho wa Taala that is the promise of Allah, and it seems an easy promise to gain.
It appears that that is easy to begin to download and do good deeds
for to be learned.
This was the advice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say that you believe that be steadfast say that I am a believer. And I hope we know so much the will they remain steadfast, steadfast about what that means. I believe in Allah. I believe that he has created me I believe that he sees me that he hears me. I believe that Allah subhana wa tada will resurrect me after I die and that he will hold me accountable for my GIS.
If I believe that, what kind of life must I live? What kind of person should I be?
If I say I want to be law, I believe in a law.
Can I live a life of heedlessness a year? High yada, yada. And I continue to sneak through the walls of the Federal.
And I refuse to get out of my bed to take Woohoo. And to play.
Is this what it means to say I love to be loved, I believe in Allah,
the month of Ramadan.
And I would make excuses why I cannot fast Oh, I have a very difficult job.
I work in a construction. This is so apt for this particular University.
difficult work work requires you to be outside.
I can't force does that. Does that fulfill the needing of money to be loved? I believe in a lot and the list goes on.
So the purpose is a good life agenda for those who believe in do good deeds. But why is it that you and I cannot commit ourselves wholeheartedly, to this promise. We know it's true because it has come from a law, isn't it. So
it's the promise of a lies about the promise of a husband to a wife. Or a promise that a father makes to a son, or the problems that a teacher makes to a student.
those promises are easily broken. You and I have experienced those disappointments. But this is the promise of a law.
The Promised law you fully fully. He's not going to break that promise to you and me. If we know that that promise is true, then we have to make every effort to achieve
because there's no other reality better greater than this reality. So listen to what Allah subhana wa tada advises us. And he continues the ayah fellow yo.
Como hyah Dalia. So not this life, decision.
men and women,
depending on your gender,
fame and fortune,
we've got this life deceive you let us not let this life not make you believe that this is the only life
Alhamdulillah you really enjoy ourselves in this world. We eat and we drink. And we enjoy what Allah has made. Hello. But for us as as believers, at the back of our minds, we are always thinking, we always know we always believe that this is not the end of the road. That this is not the only reality that each and every one of us will pass away, we won't die. If I was to ask everyone in this room. Have you been to Asia? naza Sora? Have you been to a funeral?
Every person here will say Yes, I have. I have seen that the person's body was brought forward in this versity I saw everyone saying Allahu Akbar four times. I even took and I went with that body to the graveyard. And I helped place that body in that day, each and every one of us has experienced part of that.
So do we believe that we will live forever that this world that we are living in? I'm 34 years old? My son is eight.
Most of you are between the ages of 20 and 30. But do we really believe that we will live forever
that this will not come to an end? And if you know that it's going to come to an end? What are you doing to pay for what's coming often?
Do you feel confident My dear brothers and sisters, that when you are in your grave, and those two angels come down to Christian ump, but
will we be of those people that will say with confidence?
Or be oh
my god is over.
When they ask you about what is your religion? You will say God that my religion is submission to Allah subhana wa tada it is Islam. Do you feel confident that you can answer ever they asked you that question.
Who is your profit? Do you feel confident that you could say that it is what happened Samba love it
or do you have that nagging fear
with those two
angels come to you in your grave?
You will say yes, the people can say is the Buddha
at the severe to say, Apolo, they say,
I don't know. I heard people say something. So I said what they said,
Who do you want to be? Do you want to be that confident person in his grave? will be able to answer those questions and say, I won't be on la dee da dee slub. What will have better Navy? Oh, well, I want to be, I don't know.
I saw that people played. So I played. I saw the people fasting. So I fasted.
I didn't want anyone to accuse me of not being a Muslim. I didn't want anyone to accuse me of being weak. So I did as they were doing.
Now, what does Google hire to do? Whether you're one, the London model, and let not shape or deceive you and keep you away from a loss of a high level what the island ha bond has many devices? Yes, many ways of keeping us away from about law. And I want to talk about some of those ways. The first.
The first way is the way I say. It is pride and arrogance. Thinking that you are Benjamin, I want us to imagine this. Think about this.
his pious and righteous is a worshiper of a loss of a high level what he's engaged in Nevada, and because of it, Allah subhana wa tada has raised his patient, so that he spends time in the company of the angels. And when Allah subhana wa tada says, Why is God or pokagon bada he catches judo.
Evan, Allah, you never know when Allah says to the angels makes you do to Adam.
They all need to do in a police except the police.
Who is odd? Who is commodity that the board is coming from a lot of directly to the angels and to employees who is in the company of the angels? That is not someone who is standing on a paper like I'm standing here today telling you maybe five times a day, for the month of Ramadan before the hydron you are able to
because we look at the Who's this guy? I don't know him with what What is his name? Where's he from? What are his qualifications you have all these things going through your life? Why you might not be in a position to listen to my advice. But when Allah subhanho wa Taala himself is commanded you what excuse do you have?
And so he said, on the phone
I admitted that
I don't care when when the US Kabaddi Viola doesn't matter. Because to me, as the police is better than other
you have created me from fire. You've created him from clay, but
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we look at people, they give us advice. They say that. Come with me to the masjid.
Listen to my advice, this lifestyle that you are living. It's not a healthy lifestyle. You're hurting yourself and you're hoping you're off, you're off. Who are you to tell me?
I'm better than you. I am more educated than you. I have more wealth than you. I have a wife and children and you are single. It's the same concept. It's the same idea. We allow our arrogance to be an obstacle to the progress of a loss of a higher level of the island. Why should I be a bigger Muslim? with the people who are better Muslims have less wealth than me or less educated? Did he have less experience than me? What am excuse me my think the color of my skin is better. The language I speak is better. Why is going to listen to your advice. Why should I take anything from you? I definitely do.
So we read the story of the police and other and the angels. And we think that something had happened a very long time ago and that it's about them spirit
much about USB.
Have we allowed our arrogance, our kibble
to be an obstacle to coming closer to Allah and to achieving what Allah has promised us? That is a question that you and I must ask ourselves every single day.
I might not be becoming a better Muslim,
because I have some internal weakness because I have yet to make that change. Or is it because of arrogance that I refuse to become better, and to change my lifestyle and to defend to a loss of a high level?
I will tell you about myself. When I first started practicing,
I won't say that I was performing my sign on time. But when my friends who were trying to bring me closer to Allah, were telling me Oh, no.
Why do I want to be like that? Go to the busty five times a day.
So growing a beard, staying away from how long? No, that's only for other people I can, I can still taste the disgust that I used to have in my mouth. And I feel bad about it now. I feel sexually great that that's how I felt as a 19 year old kid, don't
ask yourself, ease edit. It's that easy. Why you are not coming closer to a loss of a high level of data. The second reason is envy and hatred. It is hazard and boo.
And we find this the story of Abdullah even set up all the love while I listen to this story.
The prophets of the law, why don't you send them tells him to hire.
And the Jews come into the company of todo la vida and you're setting up and he says to them, what do you think of Abdullah even set up?
Oh, he's the best of us. And this is one of the best of us, and he's so knowledgeable and they will pleasing Him.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
What if I told you that he has become a Muslim?
Imagine we're not talking about a week, we're not talking about a day we are talking about a second.
Look on the change. If he has become a Muslim, then he is the worst of us, the son of the worst of us, is the worst most of them. They went from praising him, considering him to be the best and the most knowledgeable. And when they found out or even thought that he could become a Muslim, they hated him more than anything.
And so they are people amongst us, ourselves. Before we talk about others.
We refuse to accept the hub
because of who is bringing it to us.
The person is not an adult, or the person is not a South African or the person is not a Malaysian. I don't want to listen to that person.
A bit better advice that I got when I just graduated
from Ohio law, this is take the truth when it comes
vppa to take advice from anyone.
Because that's how you can oh and that's how you become better. With if you have a preconceived idea of who you are going to take on each one. And who you are going to take advice from.
Your perception will always be not over and you will miss out on great benefits of the worst benefit to this album is someone who's going to bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala but you reject that person because of because of envy and hatred. The third reason
is the following of our forefathers and our ancestors.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that when the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to Makkah, and he was inviting the people to Allah. They said no, we will find out what we found our forefathers upon.
Allah says, even if your forefathers were misguided, yes, even if our forefathers were discarded.
Ask yourself what are you refusing to obey? From the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala because your forefathers your ancestors did something different.
Could be your father. Could be your practice. Could be your great grandparents and higher. But what are you refusing to implement for the deen of Allah
Because the way of your forefathers is different, and well maybe don't misunderstand me
do certain things that our forefathers will upon. That's beautiful listen to what you see is what does that mean that I have a and I follow the way of my forefathers who were who were nice forefathers. Ibrahim is
what our forefathers were not prophets had messages. So we look into their lives and we only follow that which is in accordance with the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. For those of you from the subcontinent from India and Pakistan and Bangladesh, you know, the issue of the diabetes a big issue. We women have to pay gifts that money to the family and to the bridegroom. And it is contrary to the Sharia. Because it is not we are taught that the husband gives his wife what his wife's family, it gives his wife a gift, which we call the mother, which we call the sedan, which we call the dour, whatever name you have in your country. But it is a gift that I give to my future wife, as
a symbol of my commitment to her, not the other way around. But yet that practice continues. And the excuse that we use is that we are following the ways of our forefathers. This is how my mother and father got married and my grandparents and so on and so forth. But we must reject that and we must break the shackles of that blind following. And we must follow that with that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed because if we do that, you and I will achieve the purpose of a loss of a higher level of dialogue with Allah subhana wa tada allow us to achieve that promise where Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us to be the people that will obey Him and that will manifest his progress
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Alina, Oh Allah grant us those deeds, those statements that will bring us closer to gender and our law we seek refuge in You probably statement today we actually will take us further away from you and will earn us jahannam I will not protect us from ourselves. Do not leave us to ourselves where even the blink of an eye was on the law. Send them Island
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