Channel: Tim Humble
Series: Tim Humble - Power of Dhikr
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Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Welcome to another episode of the power of victory. In the previous episodes of the power of Vicar, we've been looking overall at some of the principles and some of the rules and some of the things that we need to be aware of, when we are remembering Allah azza wa jal, some of the virtues of remembering Allah the importance of remembering Allah, how the prayer, how the Koran, how the names and attributes of Allah azza wa jal fits into our remembrance of Allah. Now what we're going to do is we're going to move on to the practical side of remembering Allah subhanaw taala, the practical side of Vicar.
And to do this, we're actually going to look at a topic that is in between the two, it has some theoretical aspects to it, and it has some practical aspects to it as well. And that is to look at those four words those four phrases, which are from the most beloved of speech to our last parameter, Allah Subhana, Allah Alhamdulillah La ilaha illAllah and Allahu Akbar, we see from the virtue of these four phrases, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that they are the most beloved of speech to Allah. So Allah Imam Muslim narrates in his sohei from the hadith of semara. May Allah be pleased with him that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the most
beloved speech to a law is four things.
four things, doesn't matter which one of them you begin with, so they are all equal doesn't matter whether you begin with one or the other, in sight of Allah azza wa jal, whichever one you begin with, it doesn't do any harm. They are sapan Allah will hamdulillah while ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar, they are Subhan Allah and Alhamdulillah and ilaha illa Allah and Allah Akbar, and these are the four words the four phrases that we are going to be looking at, in sha Allah over the next couple of episodes in short loan to Allah and trying to understand their virtue, and why they should form such a huge part of the vicar and the remembrance of Allah azza wa jal that we do. The Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in another Hadith, that there are four words or four phrases, that they are from the most beautiful of speech made out to Bill Keller from the most pure and the most beautiful and the best of speech, and they are it doesn't matter they are from the Quran. And it doesn't matter which of them you begin with Subhan Allah Al Hamdulillah y la ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that these four phrases are more beloved to him than everything in this world. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the hadith of Abu hurayrah, which is narrated by a Lima Muslim, in his say, for me to say, Subhana, Allah will handle the La ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar is more beloved to me, than everything which the sun rises upon, think of everything good in this earth. So upon Allah, all of the wealth, all of the bounties, all of the things all of the land, all of the power that people accumulate, and yet to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it was more beloved for him to say Subhan Allah, wa al hamdu Lillah wa
la ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar, in the hadith of ohana, may Allah be pleased with her. She mentioned that she had become old, and she asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for something that she could do that would be easy for her regardless of her age. Now this is very important because we go through times of sickness, we go through times of health, we go through times of becoming older, and we're not always able to do all of the things that we used to do, perhaps we're not able to do all of the prayers that we used to do. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to her, say Subhana Allah 100 times for this 100 times will be equal to 100 slaves that
you free from the children of Israel.
spagnola as though you had freed 100 slaves from the children of a smile, and say Alhamdulillah
100 times and this will be like 100 horses that you send out and you have laid in them, you know, they are full and they are carrying their full weight for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala imagine who can give that amount of wealth, how many of us can give
The a wealth that is equivalent to 100 laden horses going out for the sake of Allah. It's not very, it's very, very difficult for me to imagine a person being able to afford that kind of wealth, very few people. And yet all she had to do is to say Alhamdulillah, only to say Alhamdulillah 100 times he said, say Allahu Akbar 100 times, because it will be like 100 camels that are full, and that are, you know, that are, again, fully Laden, that are, that are, you know, sort of, again, going out and given in, in charity that are being sacrificed in charity. Again, how many of us can even sacrifice one or two camels to give out in charity, but to sacrifice 100 camels, that is something which is
again, something which most people are unable to do. And then he said, and c'est la Ilaha, Illallah 100 times.
And he said, he said, the narrator of the heart, he said, I think that he said, that it will fill that which is between the heavens and the earth, and nobody will be able to do an action on that day, except that he does the same thing that you did. In other words, nobody will be able to do anything better, unless he does the same that you did. There are so many benefits of this hadith. But I do want to focus on something and I do want to sort of give a warning out and just to explain to people very briefly, that this the numbers mentioned in this hadith are authentic 100 times, but many people invent numbers that are not authentic. So they say say this 700 times say this 800 times
say this 1001 times. This is not allowed in Islam because as we mentioned at the beginning of our discussion of Vicar, at the very first episode, or during the very first episode, we said that your Vicar will only be accepted if it's in accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So whenever you give a specific number for your Vicar, like 100, or 33, or whatever it may be, or 10, or whatever it may be, make sure that that number has a basis in the center. So this has a basis in the center. Now look at what he offered her for simply saying those few words. So panela 100 times Alhamdulillah 100 times La Ilaha Illa, Allah 100 times Allahu Akbar 100 times to fill that
which is between the heavens and earth 100 camels that are sacrificed 100 horses that go out 100 slaves that are freed, for simply saying these few words, that is such a huge reward for a deed, which is really very, very easy for everyone to do, regardless of their age. From the virtues of these words, is that they forgive the sins they are they wipe out the sins and this is authentically narrated in a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that there is no person on the earth who says La ilaha illAllah Allahu Akbar Subhana Allah Alhamdulillah wa ala Hola, La quwata illa Billah accept that all of his sins will be forgiven, even if they are more than the form of the sea.
Allahu Akbar, even if they are more than the form of the sea, it just says La ilaha illa Allah. And then he says his the other words he says Allahu Akbar, and he says, Subhana Allah, and he says that hamdulillah and he says La hawla wala quwata illa Billah. And every single sin of his is forgiven. Of course, with the major sins we repeat again, as we mentioned several times already, that the major sins are only forgiven with Toba. So this must be accompanied by repentance, you must repent for the major sins that you have done, feel sorry for them in tend not to do them again, stop doing them at the time, make up any faults that you've done towards other people. And along with that
repentance, when you say these words, all of your sins will be forgiven, even if they are like the form of the sea, and the form of the sea, meaning in great, such great, great, great number such huge, such a huge amount. These, these words that we say Subhan, Allah, they have so many so many virtues in the Hadith, and they are so so easy to see, nobody will be able to do an action which is better than them. There is no but nobody who is able, as is authentically integrated in the Hadith, nobody will be able to do anything better than this, unless they do the same as what you did. From the virtues of these actions is that they make up for the what the poor are unable to do. And we've
already mentioned this Hadith, the Hadith, in which they talk about the poor who came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and they said to him that we aren't able to be able to give what what the rich can give, and the prophets I seldom instructed them to make up for the fact that they will not able to do it by saying these words. So really what we understand by these words, is that we understand that these words are
a way for us to reach a level that we would not normally be able to reach. There are a way for us to come close to Allah in a way that maybe our circumstances don't allow us to do. And that's from the from the blessings and from the, the the justice of Islam is that even if you haven't been given wealth, even if you haven't been given health, even if you haven't been given youth, even if you haven't been given energy, whatever it is, you don't have, you can still make up for those things by saying these simple words sapan Allah Alhamdulillah La ilaha illAllah Allahu Akbar. And then fifth is also included in some of the narrations La hawla, wala quwata illa Billah. So we'll look at some
more of the virtues from the virtues is that they these words, save a person or are a shield of a person in the Hellfire against the Hellfire, so they shield you from the Hellfire and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in an authentic hadith, take yourselves a shield. They said, All messenger of Allah, that
that upon Allah, how do you how do we do this? They ask the prophets I send them how do you do this? What enemy are we taking a shield from where is our enemy going to come from? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, No, rather take a shield from the Hellfire
by saying Subhana Allah Alhamdulillah La ilaha illa Allah Allahu Akbar, for these things will come on the Day of Judgment, and Subhanallah these things on the Day of Judgment are going to shield you from the Hellfire and the prophets, I saw him said about them, they are alberca, to saw the heart. They are those good deeds which remain, which Allah subhanaw taala says, are better in the sight of your Lord than all of the wealth that the people amass. So this is another virtue that they will protect a person from the Hellfire and save a person from the hellfire. So there are many, many virtues of these four words. And we haven't been able to mention all of them, for example, from the
virtues of them is that every single one of them is a sadhaka. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that every statement of supply, analyze sadaqa and every statement of Allahu Akbar sadaqa and every statement of La Ilaha, Illallah, sadaqa, and so on and so forth. There are so many of the virtues of these words, in short, Allahu taala. In the coming episodes, we're going to look at what these words actually mean. And we're going to look at how we understand them and because by understanding them, we're going to ideally make our Vicar better and more beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala that's coming up in the next episode inshallah. So please do join us then was Salam aleikum
wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
don't leave me.
Don't leave me