Channel: Tim Humble
Series: Tim Humble - Power of Dhikr
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alone. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Welcome to another episode of the power of victory. In this episode, we continue to talk about those words that make up the most beloved of speech to Allah and the best speech that anyone can do in this world. La ilaha illa Allah Allahu Akbar, Han Allah and Alhamdulillah we come to now Allahu Akbar. And of course, in addition to that, La hawla, wala, quwata illa Allah, so we come to Allahu Akbar.
Allahu Akbar, is something that we see so frequently throughout the day. Imagine, so many of our actions are related to the tip of the prayer. When we begin to pray all of our movements in the prayer, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allah. It's become so well known about the Muslims the statement, Allahu Akbar, that it's become a symbol of Islam. You know, that people say, What if you were to ask a non Muslim What is it the Muslims say, Tell me one thing, you know, Muslims say they will say Allahu Akbar. Look at the Adhan Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Again and again. Look at all of those actions that we do that have that tech bit in it that allow
echo the fact that it's from the most beloved of speech to Allah azza wa jal. Let's look at what shall Islam even taymiyah Rahim Allah has to say about this. He says in the statement of law, who there is the affirmation of the greatness of Allah, the avana, the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Because this Kibriya the pride and and the fact that a loss of pantalla is greater than everything in the fact that nothing, everything which is great is insignificant in the sight of Allah, this Kibriya this pride of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It contains an album, it contains this greatness of a lot the fact that our lives greater than every single thing.
But he says I'll Kibriya is even more complete. So this concept of tagbilaran the Allies greater, it's even more than the fact that allies so gel is greater. And he said that's why there are many sort of statements that are made by people there are many permissible statements in the Sharia in the Salah in India than in which we say Allahu Akbar. And this is more complete than us saying, Allahu Allah.
So Allah who the Allah is alvim we know what what Allah you will have him. But this statement Allahu Akbar is more completed has a more comprehensive meaning than an AVI, an expert has a more comprehensive meaning than an RV. So we see multiple meanings here and we see that Allahu Akbar is from the most complete meanings to show the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allahu Akbar is more complete than this other statement, as it is authentically mentioned in the Sahih from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Allah azza wa jal says that Al Kibriya is my reader, that my my cover my my, my government, is the government of pride.
And Obama is my is my lower government is the God is the government of greatness.
And whoever tries to reach me or tries to compete with me or tries to, you know, to reach my level or two or two tries to make out that he has my level, I punish him. And this is part of the meaning of Allahu Akbar, everyone who has any kind of status on this dunya everyone has status, a king, a president, whatever they are, whatever status they have, they have nothing in the sight of Allah. No status in the sight of Allah status in the sight of Allah is with piety. So Allah azza wa jal says in this Hadith, my upper garment is a Kibriya. And this comes from the meaning Allahu Akbar, this pride, this greatness, and my lower garment is greatness, whoever tries to compete with me, I punish
him. And this is an Allah subhanaw taala made the greatness this the lower part and he made the upper part, this Kibriya that we take from Allah who echoed his pride and his greatness that makes a lot greater than anyone and anything else. And he says that this is more chic with 17 year continues by saying this is more normal, it is more, it is even more significant than allows greatness so it has a meaning even bigger than the meaning of the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala
If you imagine the greatest of the creation of Allah,
imagine for a second what Allah azza wa jal or the prophets lie Selim told us about the footstool,
and that the heavens and the earth in comparison to the footstool, or like the example of a small ring and iron ring that is thrown in the middle of a desert.
so tiny, tiny, tiny ring that is thrown into the desert. That is the example of the habit the whole universe in compared to the footstool. And the example of the throne in compared to the footstool is the same. So the footstool is tiny in comparison to the throne of Allah. And Allah is greater than all of his creation. Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater than all of his creation. If you imagine this is the universe, the universe in comparison to the courtesy is like the comparison of an iron ring that is thrown into the middle of the desert. It's you I mean, who can imagine the size of an iron ring in the middle of a huge desert. And the same goes for the throne and the footstool, for the ocean
compared to the course and Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater than every single thing, all of his creation, if he is the one who created these great things, he's the one who created these huge parts of creation. These, you know, you can't even imagine when you even see the size of the Earth. It it shocks you, it makes you feel, you know, amazed to see just the size of the Earth. Can you see the size of space, when they say that our Earth is not even a.in the hole of the universe, it's not even the tiniest dot. And then you imagine that the whole universe in compared comparison to the footstool is not even a dot. And though footstool in comparison to the arch is the same. And Allah
is greater than everything. This is the creator who created all of these things while lo Akbar, Allah is greater than all of those things that are last panel to Allah created. And so this is our affirmation that are lost power to Allah is the Lord Allah subhanaw taala has deserving pride. And when we look at pride in terms of in terms of creation, we see the creation doesn't deserve to be proud or deserve to be boastful. Because being proud and being boastful in terms of the creation of Allah azza wa jal, you're being proud about something you shouldn't be proud of. You don't deserve to be proud of because you're weak. You have deficiencies. You take pride in yourself and you walk
on the earth as though you are a king as though you are the owner of the whole earth. When really you are a weak human being you have needs you drink, you eat, you use the bathroom, you need to go to the toilet, you feel hot, you feel cold, you're a weak human being, you get sad, you get happy, you feel down you feel, you know, okay, you have these changes in mood, you're a weak human being. And so this pride that you show to other people, look at me, look how great I am in front of the people. This pride is not deserving. As for Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, Allah azza wa jal is deserving of pride because whenever you look at a loss to Allah, our names and attributes, you see
that they are the pinnacle of perfection, and therefore Allah is deserving of Allah Kibriya. Allah is deserving of being pride. Having pride and and allies are jealous deserving of being considered to be greater than every single thing. Because that's true about Allah, but it's not true about us. So pride, in our sense, is not a good thing, but in the sense of allies. So a gel is something which is deserving. So this statement of Allahu Akbar, we're affirming again, the greatness of Allah, we're affirming the fact that our lives so which is above and beyond all of his creation, the fact that our last parameter, Allah created these hugely significant
creations, the the heavens, the earth, mankind, the angels, the jinn. And then he created the whole universe and the stars and the sun and the moon and alive so he created the footstool and he created the arch. And yet Allah azza wa jal is greater than all of those things. So whatever of those things, we we, we look at Allah azzawajal, is greater than all of those things. And that's why we mentioned this word, Allahu Akbar, again and again, now that it's useful to mention towards the end of this episode, that there is a link between all of these words, that all of these words these four phrases we've, we've learned about so far, Subhan, Allah and Alhamdulillah and La Ilaha, Illallah,
Allahu Akbar, they link themselves together. These things are linked together by in many ways. First of all, they're very easy to say. They're very, very easy to say, like we have in the statement, Kenny Martin, two words that are light upon the tongue, heavy upon the scales, and pleasing to our mind, the light upon the tongue, they're heavy upon the scales, they're pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala
be handy and Subhanallah al Ali. So these words are light on the tongue and they're easy for people to say they contain huge meanings. They contain the praise of Allah in all of them. All of them contain the praise of Allah. All of them contain Tansy, all of them contain that we are saying that Allah is perfect and everything else is imperfect. All of them contain the love of Allah subhanaw taala. All of them contain
the meaning of each one, the meaning the only Allah deserves to be worshipped, because if you look at our hand, at hand is only for the one who deserves to be worshipped for Rob will Allah mean for the Lord of the heavens in the earth, that's who praises for this glorification, this test be the saying that Allah is perfect, it's only for the Lord of the Universe, La ilaha illa Allah that Allah is the only one that deserves to be worshipped. And likewise, Allahu Akbar, that Allah is greater than everything and therefore you worship him because of that, so that they are linked. If you look at the meaning of soprano law, the meaning of soprano lies found within all of these four words. In
a certain extent, Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater, everything else is not great, everything else is not as significant everything else is a creation of Allah. And therefore, Allah azza wa jal is the only one that deserves to be worshipped. So all of these four words, or these four phrases, they link into each other, and they they tie into each other. So when we say them together, it gives us further emphasis. So we say Alhamdulillah, we say Subhana, Allah, we say la ilaha illAllah. And we say, Allahu Akbar. And all of these words come together, to give us that meaning. And it gives the Muslim that that affirmation of tohei the affirmation that only a lie soldier deserves to be
worshipped. And of course it contains the thanks to Allah subhanaw taala contains the praise of a Lost Planet, Allah contains the fact that a lie So Jen is perfect, we are imperfect, it contains the pride of a last one, Tyler, the greatness of a last point on all of that within these few words. So these are things that the rich can do, and the poor can do, the old can do and the young can do, the sick can do and the healthy can do. So what we can do is, we can all be doing these things, saying this Vicar, in order for us to achieve the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal and by this thicker, we can achieve the the role of South Africa, which we would not be able to give a freeing slaves which
would not be able to do of, of, of sending out you know, horses, which are ladened, you know, in the path of Allah and all of the other things that I mentioned, we can get the reward that nobody else in the world will be able to bring equal to accept the water to sit more. So at the end of this understanding at the end of these few episodes, we're reminding everyone to make it a habit for you to use these words day in day out. Subhana Allah hamdulillah Illa in Allah Allahu Akbar, and the variations upon Allah will be Hamdi, Subhana, Allah, Allah, Alvin, and all of the other variations that have come at hamdu lillahi, Rabbil aalameen, and all of the other variations that we know from
the Quran and the authentics. And so we're sticking to that which is authentic. We're seeing these words frequently, and we're expecting and hoping for the reward from Allah azza wa jal in doing so. That's all we have time for in this episode in sha Allah, please do join me in the next episode of the power of the Quran was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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