What is Our Purpose
Channel: Tim Humble
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[Bradford] September 2022
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So first of all,
it really is a blessing
and a blessing for which we have to thank Allah azza wa jal
that he gathered us here tonight
in this Masjid from the massager of Allah subhanho wa taala.
And this reminds me of the statement of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the hadith of Ebihara errata Ravi, Allah one
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the hadith is narrated, in Sahih Muslim, no people gathered together in a house from the houses of Allah, reciting the book of Allah and studying it together, except the tranquillity descended upon them.
And that they were encompassed by mercy and the angel surrounded them, and Allah remembers them with those who are with him.
And that is enough of a virtue for coming to the masjid and attending a small reminder.
Remember the things that Prophet size will upset.
tranquillity comes down upon you.
Mercy encompasses you, the angels surround you and Allah subhanaw taala mentions you with a group that is better, and he the group of the most lofty angels that are with him.
So Subhanallah This is a huge virtue for just coming together in the masjid and reminding each other of some of the Ayat of Allah azza wa jal, and some points of benefit and a gentle reminder for in net Vicara 10,000 What many because reminders benefit the believers
for those of you who might not know me personally, I'm your brother, Abdul Abdul Rahman, Mohammed Tim humble.
I'm from New Castle, which is not that far away. But it's been a while since I toured the different cities and the towns going from Masjid to Masjid so some people and he they might not have seen me for a while, but I have been to this semester before. It's not my very first time. But what Allah it's very nice to see a lot of familiar faces and some new faces as well. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to teach us what benefits us to benefit us with what he teaches us. We ask Allah azza wa jal to increase us in knowledge and we ask Allah to give us the ability to act upon it.
Our topic for today or tonight is a really, really beautiful topic. And in some ways, it is one of the most important things that anyone can talk about.
And that is our purpose in this life.
And the first thing that I want to establish or I want to prove to you from the Quran, is that this life has a purpose.
And the fact that this life has a purpose is proven by the texts of the Quran and the Sunnah. And it's also proven by our inclination, our nature, and our intellect. All of them tell us that this life has a purpose.
As for the creation as for the statement of Allah azza wa jal as for the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala said, several Insano a huge raka Sudha
does man think that he has been left aimless without any purpose?
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that you have been created as a joke other than for no reason? And Allah just created you because he could and in for no reason? No purpose. Do you think that Allah created you without a purpose? aimlessly
and that you will not be returned to him. Fatah Allah who will many could have high is Allah and exalted? Is he, the sovereign the truth?
Because Allah subhanaw taala didn't leave us on this earth without a purpose and our wisdom
nobody knows that purpose and wisdom better than Allah subhanaw taala and we can take this from the statement of Allah azza wa jal, Allah Allah who
will who will likely will have you?
Isn't it the case that the One who created you knows best?
He knows best everything. He knows best why you're here and he knows best what you should be using this life for
Wahoo Allah to evil hobby and he is a lucky if the one that everything he does has a subtle purpose. Sometimes you can see that purpose and nor that purpose as clearly as you can see the sun in the sky. And sometimes that purpose may remain hidden from you or may remain hidden from some people. And that is why and Allah azza wa jal knows best that Allah azza wa jal used his name I lucky if here, Allah Allah Muhammad Halak, isn't it the case that the one who created knows best?
And he is a lovely if the one that not always can you understand the wisdom of everything?
Because you don't have the knowledge that Allah azza wa jal has no the power that Allah azza wa jal has no the hearing and the sight that Allah azza wa jal has Lisa Kenneth Lee, he che on Oahu has sent me overseas, there is nothing that is similar or comparable to him, and he is the one who is the old hearing in the Aussie.
So Allah is Allah treif. Sometimes we understand the purpose and reason for something very clearly. Sometimes, some people understand it, and sometimes nobody knows it except Allah azza wa jal.
But there's no doubt that Allah azza wa jal in the Quran, and in the revelation that he gave to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there is no doubt that Allah explained to us everything we need to know about the reason that we exist on this earth and our purpose in this life.
And actually, if we look in the Quran,
there are more than one set of ayat where Allah speaks about our purpose in this life.
I'm going to mention to you three, and from there, we can branch out into our discussion of what I wanted to talk about today. So the very first one that I'm going to mention is in sort of 30 out
the statement of Allah azza wa jal wama Haluk tool Gina will insert in the aboon.
I only created the jinn
and the men to worship Me alone.
Now this is how many of you will have heard it before. I don't think for all of you, I think many of you have heard this idea before have heard this I have been explained before. But actually if you go into the books of Tafseer on this idea, and if we look at the tafsir of Ebuka Thea Rahim Allah Allah we look at the Tafseer before him of Imam of a city, the Imam of the scholars of tafsir ignore Jarier of Tabari Rahim Allah Allah, that actually we see this ayah it has some points that we have to stop and think about.
Allah azza wa jal tells us that he created the jinn and the men. Now jinn and mankind, they share a common trait that is necessary to understand this idea. And that trade is that both of them have been required to implement the Sharia.
Some people like to use this word Morchella phone, even though it's very famous among the scholars of fit, and also they use this word, tech leaf. I personally don't really like this word, because it makes it feel like Islam is a burden you have to bear and carry on your shoulders and it's a hardship and it's a difficulty. And in reality, Allah has made this religion so easy for us you read Hola, Hubei como yo, sir, what are you ready to become a Lhasa? Allah wants things to be easy for you, but he doesn't want things to be difficult for you. So even though many people use this word, we can use it. We can say that both the jinn and the men are both a creation that are required to
implement the laws of Allah.
As for the men, the statement of Allah azza wa jal in our OB NL ama
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We offered the responsibility of the Sharia, to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, and they declined it. And they were fearful of it, but mankind took it on. Indeed he is extremely oppressive and extremely ignorant.
So this now tells us that mankind is commanded to follow the Sharia. That's one thing as for the jinn, then for example, the statement of Allah Azza wa, JAL Muslim on our mineral casiotone from an Islamaphobe Allah Iike taharah Rashida, what am Mel casiotone, if I can only Johanna marhaba among us are Muslims and among us are transgressors and wrongdoers, and Whoever accepts Islam it is they who have chosen the right way. And as for those transgressors
and disbelievers It is they who will be firewood for Johanna. And so this tells us that both men and jinn are required to follow the laws of the Sharia.
So this is what brings these two groups together. What a HELOC tool Jean novel ins. I did not create jinn, nor did I create mankind, Allah tells us in except Leah abou Dune, there's a castle on the end, Leah boo Tony, except that they worship Me.
So here we have a problem.
Or we have something that needs to be explained.
And that is that if we look in the world today, it doesn't matter if we look at the world of mankind, or even if we look at what is apparent to us from the world of the jinn, we see that the vast majority of people on the face of this earth do not worship Allah, nor do they worship Allah subhanaw taala alone.
So in this case, there are two opinions with regard to this if
there are more but I'm just going to summarize it and keep it simple. One is that this is it speaks about Iran that Allah Hill Tonia it speaks about Allah's decree on this earth.
And the other one it says this speaks about Iran that Allah has Sharia. Allah has legislation and Allah's law. If it is Allah's law, then this is easy. I did not create the jinn and the men except that they are commanded to worship me.
Whether they worship Allah or not, that is going to be the issue of Jana and Johanna. Whether they really worship Allah, whether they really dedicate their lives to the worship of Allah, but Allah has legislated it for them. So a group of the scholars
and even Okay, Thea, he took this opinion Rahim Allah Allah Allah, that this is this ayah is talking about the Sharia. It saying that Allah subhana wa Tala has decreed and legislated a law that nobody is worshipped but him and that is the reason why the jinn and the men were created, whether they fulfill that or whether they don't fulfill it.
For men, shall you mean women shall affiliate for whoever Have you wills to believe, and gets the consequences of that belief, let him believe, and whoever wills to disbelieve and gets the consequences of that disbelief. Let them disbelieve.
this and this is the the most common that you hear is that this is is Allah Sharia Allah is legislating that your job here on this earth is to worship Him alone and not to make any partner with him.
However immaterial, Rahim Allah Allah Allah, he makes this point that this is
Allah azza wa jal decree in terms of his cutter, can his cutter is that nobody will worship anyone except him.
And this is another point we have to stop and ask ourselves a question. Because as we know, the cutter of Allah azza wa jal is always carried out to me the decree of Allah azza wa jal is always carried out. Nobody can repel the decree of Allah azza wa jal. So in here there are two things we can say about this item.
This ayah is speaking about the believers specifically.
So here the IR is specifically speaking about the believers and there is a clearer Ashada there is a clearer which is not from the famous pillar out of the Quran, but it's one that is separate from it and if we don't read it into Salah, the Quran, we will miss erode that the ayah contains mineral meaning
I have created among the believing jinn and the believing men, that they will worship Me alone.
All we can say here
that there are two types of Robo dia to Allah azza wa jal, there are two types of servitude to Allah.
There are two types of being a servant of Allah, there is a willing servant of Allah and there is an unwilling servant of Allah.
Right? Everyone is a servant of Allah, the whole face of the earth willing or unwilling, whether they recognize that or not.
So all of them have been required to worship Allah alone, whether they recognize it or whether they don't recognize it. Some of them are willing servants of Allah and others are unwilling servants in the sense they don't recognize it, and they don't admit to it.
But the willing servants of Allah, what are you bird Rahmani? leadin am Shawna and out of the hole that the servants of the Most Merciful who walk upon the earth in humility, they are those who chose to worship Allah subhanahu wa to Allah and to fulfill their purpose. In any case, all of this Tafseer helps us immensely in understanding our purpose. Allah subhanahu wa to Allah has commanded us in his Sharia
He has commanded us that we worship no one but him.
Er cannot Buddha, what er can sustain You alone we worship and You alone, we ask for help Allah Subhana Allah created us to worship Him alone. That is our command. And Allah subhanho wa Taala established the worship of Him upon the whole of creation. Some of them willingly choose to embrace that purpose, and others turn away from that purpose.
It is a universal purpose. Some of them willingly choose it and others among them turn away from it.
Whoever willingly chooses it, and embraces it and dedicates their life to it. They are the believers that Allah subhanahu wata, Allah has promised them paradise and whoever turns away from this purpose completely and rejects it, that people those are the people have the Hellfire to be in it forever.
And as for those people in terms of the level in the sight of Allah, the closer a person is to implementing this purpose in every part of their life,
the higher their rank will be in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala
the worship of Allah azza wa jal alone, and this is what the prophets I lay him was Salatu was Salam what they came with.
That's what the prophets came with. That's why when you hear Allah subhanaw taala tell you about the prophets in the Quran.
Many times the same statement comes
a Buddha Allah, murder, Camila hero, worship Allah you don't have any god that deserves to be worshipped except him.
Worship Allah, you don't have any god that deserves to be worshipped except him. And so in reality, Islam came with what ash had to unlearn in Allah, what a shadow under Mohammad Rasool Allah, it came with worshiping Allah alone, which is the meaning of la ilaha illallah Lama Abu Dhabi happened in lala nothing truly deserves worship except Allah and it came with a obedience to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what we call a tow hate when at that,
worshiping Allah alone and following the messenger
and here but Allah wa alto you worship your Lord and obey me. This is what the prophets came with every single prophet from the thirst of them to the last of the every messenger that came from the first messenger. No had a salam until the last one Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they came with the same message and they are Buddha Allah will alter your worship Allah and obey the law.
Fake. That's the message for which you were created and obedience to the prophet is the means to worship Allah because there is no way to worship Allah except with the way that you were shown from the prophets and the messengers.
And in the hadith of Bukhari and Muslim from the hadith of our mother, Aisha was the Allahu anha and the wording in Sahih Muslim and Amina I'm an Elisa Allah He am Runa hora. Whoever does an action that's not in accordance with what we have brought it will be rejected. So the only way for you to fulfill this purpose in your life is to fulfill it through following the messenger.
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say if you really love Allah, then follow me and Allah will love you. The only way to achieve the love of Allah, the only way to achieve proper servitude to Allah. To achieve the status of an oboe the idea of a servant a willing servant of Allah is by following the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa either early or slap yourself.
I now want to talk about another idea so that we connect it before we're going to go on to talk about La ilaha illallah and how to actualize it and implement it in our life. We need to bring in another idea. And this idea we need to bring in is the idea at the end of Surah Talak. In the statement of Allah azza wa jal Allah who led the Hala passerby somewhat women and our demons lagoon, he attended Robaina Hoonah Lita, Allah, and Allah Allah Cooley shaitan Kadir, were an Allah have a high public coolie shake, amen.
This is another ayah that talks about the fundamental purpose
of a human being. Allah says it is Allah who created the seven heavens and from the earth, the likes of them, his command descends between them, all of this retirement.
All of this is so that you may know
that Allah is Able to do all things, and that Allah has encompassed everything with his knowledge. So he or Allah tells us the heavens and the earth, and everything that happens in them were created for you to know Allah subhanho wa Taala Lita ilevel and Allah Allah coalition Katya and Allah has a heart of equally che in Elma. Allah created the heavens and earth for you to know him.
Everything that happens in this universe is for you to know Allah subhanaw taala.
Now, the first question A person may have is,
how do I come to know Allah? And the answer is exactly the same. You can only know Allah through what through what Allah said about himself and through what the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about him. You can't know Allah through your mind your intellect, your feelings, your dreams, you can only know Allah through call Allah Who akala Rasul of Allah who Allah who seldom Allah said, and His Messenger said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that's the only way you can know Allah.
Because we say about Allah, what Allah said about himself, and what the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about him, and we negate about Allah what He negated about himself, and what the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam negated about him. So Allah Himself said laser can meet me he che what was Samuel Vasil there is nothing that is comparable to him, there is nothing similar to him, and he is the one that is the All Hearing and all sin.
So his hearing is not like our hearing. And his sight is not like our sight. And his knowledge is not like our knowledge. Subhanahu Attallah What a miracle law who Khufu and a hat.
There is nothing that is equal or comparable to him. subhanaw taala so the only way you can know Allah is what Allah said about himself. And what the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about him, and from the greatest of the ayat, in which Allah azza wa jal describes himself is AYATUL kursi.
How many Ayah how many names of Allah how many attributes of Allah are found within this iron? How many times does Allah tell us who he is and who he isn't? In this ayah
So reflect upon it and realize that this is the greatest ayah in the Quran.
The prophets Isom described it like that.
while the Allah one
the greatest idea in the book of Allah is it
and I too could see all of it is all about Allah's names and Allah's attributes who Allah is and who Allah isn't. Allah hula either her in Illa who will hate you will call you. It is Allah. There is no god that deserves to be worshipped except him I'll help the EverLiving Alka Yom the sustainer of all that exists later who sinner to what I know he is not affected by slumber or sleep Lahoma is somewhat you fill out everything in the heavens and the earth belongs to him. Manda ladyish Pharaoh Anga Willoughby evening, who is it that can intercede with him except with his permission?
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he knows whatever is before them in space and time and whatever is behind them in space and time. While you're here tonight be che in any Ellerbee Masha, and nobody can encompass even the smallest amount of his knowledge except
for whom He wills.
Allah subhanaw taala told us
was the accuracy your sexuality without his courtesy extends over the heavens and earth.
Allah subhanaw taala at all as well as all door who have warned that it is not hard for Allah subhanho wa Taala to preserve and protect the heavens and the earth and whatever is in them. And Allah told us who will tell you that He is the Most High, the highness of himself in Himself, He is the Most High in his status, He is the Most High. And in his subjugation of creation, He is the most hired, He is the Most Great. All of this iron is telling us about Allah what Allah is and what Allah isn't. And Allah created the heavens and the earth for you to know Him. So now there comes a question, how do we reconcile between this eye and the eye in sort of that yet, because in sort of
dheireadh, Allah tells us that He created us to worship him and sort of the Talaq that the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them were created to know Him. In reality, both of these two things, come back to a toe eight. And that is why the Scholars they say toe hate is of two types. For this purpose, some say three, and it doesn't matter. But here I'm just going to mention it as to to make it easy for you to hate Almighty fatty Well, it's bad.
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the toe hate of knowing Allah and affirming who Allah is,
and the towhead of your intentions and actions.
What is the trailhead of knowing Allah, it is that you know, Allah in His Lordship and his names and his attributes, and you affirm that no one deserves any of that except him. And that is the trailhead, which is mentioned in Surah two Tala.
And as for the toe head, which is the toe head of action, it is the toe hate of worshiping Him alone, that you don't worship anyone but him. And this is the toe hate, which is mentioned in sort of that yet. And both of them come together because neither of them exist without the other they exist together.
When you know who Allah is, and you know what Allah is deserving of you worship Him alone. Because when you know Allah, you have nothing that you can do after knowing Allah except to worship Him alone.
And your worship of Him alone is based upon knowing him. You can't worship someone that you don't know.
For example, if a person were to say, I worship Allah, and you were to say, Who is Allah, they say, I don't know. But I heard people saying that they worship Allah. So I said the same thing. You could only worship, one that you know.
And so your worship of Allah is based upon knowing Him in His Lordship and his names and his attributes.
And your knowing of Allah, His Lordship, His names and attributes is what leads you to worship Him alone.
And so these two things are both part of the same concept. So if a person was to say, we were created for
a towhead, we were created
the Oneness of Allah azza wa jal alone, both in knowing and affirming and enacting
and worshiping, then this gathers together both of these to ayat and it gives us the purpose in our life. Many people worship Allah upon ignorance.
And this is important equality because we're going to talk about what takes a person away from this purpose.
What takes the person away from the purpose they were created for in reality is two things and two things alone. Only two things take you away from the purpose that you are created for. And both of them I've already mentioned in the I are at the end of SoTL, as up in who can avoid lumen Jaya, hula avalable. Well, Jan
oppressiveness, or, or oppressive, any behavior or oppression and ignorance, oppression and ignorance. These two things are the things that take a person away from their purpose. However,
there are some people who don't know Allah.
And so they don't worship Him because of their ignorance.
They don't know Allah's rights. They don't know Allah's greatness. They don't know Allah's names and attributes.
And so they don't worship Him because of their ignorance.
And other people know Allah, and they know His names and attributes and actions and they know what Allah is deserving of, but they don't worship Him because of their oppression.
These are the two groups that Allah mentioned in Surah Al Fatiha after commanding you to worship Him alone. Er cannot go to the ER can assign You alone we worship. Are you alone, we ask for help a dino Siracusa to guide us to the straight path Sirocco Latina and AMTA Allah in the past of those that you bestowed Your blessings upon Mina nabina will sit deity in our Shahada. It was Saudi Hain the path of the prophets and the path of the righteous The path of those who were the most truthful in their Eman and the path of them of the martyrs.
Right here in my door, we are a human body. But don't put us on the path of goals that you are angry with. Why is Allah angry with them? Because they know Allah has right to be worshipped. They know Allah's names and his attributes. They know what Allah has commanded them, but they don't implement what they know.
And who are God alone. The people who don't know in the first place. They don't know what Allah's rights are. They don't know who Allah is. They don't know Allah's names and attributes and actions. They don't know what Allah is deserving of. So they don't worship Him because they are ignorant. So if we have knowledge of who Allah is, and we know Allah by His names, and His attributes and His actions, we know Allah by what he said about himself, and what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about him, if we know Allah buy this and then we act upon it. By singling out Allah alone for worship and leaving everything that is worship besides him.
Then this is the Serato stalking that Allah described in Surah 230 with his statement er can I put what year can stay You alone we worship and You alone, we ask for help. A dinner Serato Mazatlan guide us to the straight path.
I want to talk to you about one more is
the statement of Allah azza wa jal in Surah Al Malik
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the one who created death and life to test which of you are best in deeds. So this appears to be a third purpose.
And now this purpose is to be tested.
So once again, the Ayat of Allah don't contradict each other. These ayat they have to fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, each one of them tells us a different piece of the picture.
So now Allah says that he created death and life to test which of you are best in deeds.
In other words, to test your toe hate, to test whether you will learn who Allah is and come to know Him and to test whether you will worship him based upon that, because all of the other tests in this life are in reality for our area. They are subsidiary they're not the main purpose. They're not the reason that you enter gender or Jahannam in of themselves.
The reason that you enter Jannah or Jahannam in of itself the primary reason is very simple. It is whether you worship Allah alone or whether you make a partner with him
in the home I usually Kabila forgot how Rama Allahu Allah he'll Jana. Wha hoo. Now we're mainly avoiding minimum and soft. Whoever makes a partner with Allah. Allah made Jana haram for them, and their place will be the hellfire and they will have no helper for the oppressive people.
And Allah azza wa jal said in Allah Allah Yun feel what are you sure Kathy? way of feeling mad Matt Duna daddy Kelly Mejia sha Allah does not forgive that you make a partner with him, but he forgives anything less than that for whoever he was. So the greatest test in this life is a test of whether you will worship Allah azza wa jal alone, and with no partner following the way of the prophets and the messengers Allahu wa salatu salam, because the person who does this their end place will be Jana, no matter what.
Whatever sins they do, whatever punishments they receive, but the person who dies upon to hate that person will not remain in their Hellfire forever. Regardless of what they have done.
If they remained a Muslim, worshipping Allah alone and not making any partner with him,
then this is the greatest and in fact it is the only means for a person to enter agenda. Everything else after that, it comes afterwards.
Even the press even there's even the fasting and the Hajj. All of them come after the first pillar of Islam as hurdle Allah either in Allah I had under Muhammad Rasul Allah, the testimony, I bear witness there is no God worthy of worship except Allah. And I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the messenger of Allah. And that's why the Scholars when they come to explain these pillars, they say these pillars are not equal. Rather, every one of the four remaining pillars stands upon the first. So imagine the first one to be one large pillar, all of the other four stand on top of it, because there is no Salah and Nausicaa and there is no fasting nor is there any Hajj
accepted from a person until they bring La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasool allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this is our purpose, to know Allah, and to worship Allah based upon that knowledge alone and with no partner.
That is the purpose for which Allah created us. And we cannot fulfill that purpose, or we cannot implement it without following the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because there is no way to Allah azza wa jal except through Him.
And there is no other path to Allah subhanaw taala except the path of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Wanda CRRT musta came and fed Tebbe Oh, well Tebbe Rasulullah feta for Raka become an Sabirah.
This is Allah straight path. So follow it and don't follow the other paths.
Because they will take you away from the path of Allah. So the path of Allah is One.
Like the Prophet Seisen described it ln who has Keller heard, he has Leia Z, who and her inner Halleck. It's night is like it's day, no one deviates from it, except that they are destroyed.
So this is Allah strip. And this is the purpose for which we have been placed on this earth.
And in terms of those people who disregard this purpose, in reality, there are some people who disregard it completely.
And I don't believe he shot Allahu Taala in Allah, there is anyone in this room, nor is there Insha Allah, anyone even watching this video
who disregards that purpose completely and is someone who refuses to worship Allah completely or refuses Islam completely.
But the issue here my brother's is not just about that. It's about how much we are true to that purpose.
Because many of us, we accept it as a general concept. Yes, I agree. I am here to worship Allah alone and not to make any partner with him. I agree.
But there are many, many things that get in the way of that purpose.
In terms of what I'm talking about, a Muslim here I'm talking about a Muslim who their purpose is.
It is taken away or their it is reduced.
Just because of something or some things in their life, and from this is the amazing Hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sent them the hadith of kagbeni Malik, probably Allahu Allah and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Malik, Burnie, Jerry and autoseal. Sila feel heard. I mean, the app said Aloha, Min helsinn Marie. And Marie was Sharifi was shower, dini. He said, to hungry wolves, sent among a group of sheep are not going to cause more damage to a than a person's love of wealth and status will cause to their religion.
So there are many people who their love of wealth, or their love of status, or their desire for this dunya it takes them away from this purpose. Even if they accept the answer, they accept. Yes, I'm a Muslim, I'm here to worship Allah, but in terms of the reality of their life, a man who was shot off
looking for money, wealth, job,
or status, position, family, have taken them away from this purpose and have caused more damage to their religion than to hungry wolves would cause to a group of sheep.
So it's very important not that we ask ourselves only about the arson, the core of this message, but we ask ourself about the tough I'll seal the details of it. How much am I actually fulfilling this purpose that Allah azza wa jal created me for? And how much am I getting distracted by Xena to hieratic dunya by the decoration and the adornment of this world.
We also need to understand that this statement, La ilaha illAllah Muhammad of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it is not an empty set of words.
It is something that has conditions to it. And it has an explanation to it.
It's not something that is just an empty statement that you make. Or I've said a shadow Allah ilaha illallah I'm a Muslim. Rather, a person needs to understand really, what does this statement mean? When a person says ash heddle and La ilaha illallah wa shadow Ana Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. What does this actually read entail? And what does it require for a person to fulfill it?
From the best of what is said about this is the statement of the point who gathered all of these together? He said anymore while you're keen well Kaboodle willing clear to feathery ma a call was sick well if law so well muhabba were thuc Allah Who Lima had been very easy to remember. He mentioned seven things you have to have them to be someone who implements La Ilaha illa Allah
and the if you really want to fulfill this purpose in your life, you need to have seven things. He said I'll anymore while you're cleaning the world kaaboo Will MTR to Fatima acordo was Citko well if la Sol well muhabba worth taka Kala, who the man
so I wanted to take some time to talk to you about these seven things. The first one that you have to have is knowledge. Allah azza wa jal said farlam Anahola Ilaha illa Allah
know that there is no god that deserves to be worshipped except Allah. So this statement, La ilaha illa Allah, you have to know it, you have to know what it means you have to know what it entails. Too many times it is just caddy metal
is just a word we're caught in. A person says it, but the person doesn't really understand what they're actually signing up for.
That's why many times we see people just go outside I don't think you even need to leave the street or two streets away, until you see people who say La ilaha illallah every day the same amount of times that you say or more and yet the reality of their actions there is no La Ilaha illa Allah within it at all. The actions are shared QIAT making a partner with Allah
worshiping the people in the graves and so on and so forth. And yet the people they say La ilaha illallah as much as you do.
We must understand what this word actually means. Because many times
hands if you go to a person and say, what does that ILAHA in Allah mean? The person will say it means la Holika illallah wa la raza ka illallah wa la moda para Illallah
it means there is no creator except ALLAH, and no provider except Allah. And there is no one who controls the universe except Allah. But this is not what makes a person a Muslim. Yes, this is a part of to hate, a Rubia. It's part of the Oneness of Allah. It's part of knowing Allah, but it's not what makes you a Muslim. Because Quraysh didn't deny this weather in Santa Holman. Holika sama what he will apply upon Allah if you ask them who created the heavens and the earth, they will say it was Allah.
They didn't deny this.
But what makes you a Muslim is dedicating your worship to Allah Allah.
And that's why they said Agia Anna Lee Herta Isla Han Wahida Has he made all of these different objects of worship into one object of worship? In the huddle a che on our job, this is something strange. So the problem that Quraysh had was not that Allah was their Creator, or that Allah was their Sustainer or that Allah controlled the universe, but their problem was dedicating worship to Him alone. So you need to understand this.
The second thing you need to have is Le arcane certainty. Allah azza wa jal said
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that the levers are only those
who believe in Allah and His messenger
and then they do not doubt
so having certainty, that Allah alone is deserving of worship, having certainty in Allah subhanaw taala his existence, His Lordship, His names, his attributes, his right to be worshipped.
This is very important. And in this day, and in this age, there are many things that cause people doubt and uncertainty. Many things from the greatest of which is turning away from the Quran and the Sunnah, and taking your knowledge from elsewhere. Because when people turn away from the Quran and the Sunnah, and they take that knowledge from elsewhere, Allah subhanaw taala puts in their heart shukokai doubts and Allah azza wa jal puts in their heart Shugo heart confusion and misconceptions. So we see a lot of young people today.
Taking their knowledge from random videos on YouTube, listening to different preachers, even from different religions, different preachers, different debates, hearing different perspectives, even the schools and universities encouraging people to take you need to understand the argument from every side and things like that. And it causes people to cook it causes them doubts, and it causes them sugar heart confusion, rather than when you take your knowledge from the Quran and the Sunnah. This is what gives you your claim.
Because if this Quran was from other than Allah, that want you to feel the life interview, they would have found any a lot of Flf so the nature is that everything that comes from other than Allah is full of FDLR fat shet is from doubts, confusion, Shubho heart misconceptions, because it doesn't come from Allah subhanaw taala. As for what comes from Allah azza wa jal, the Quran and the Sunnah that he revealed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam what my young take one in Hawaii, in Hawaii in Hawaii and you have he doesn't speak from his own desires, it is only a revelation that is revealed.
So this it has no doubt in it that he Kalki tabula rasa Buffy, who then this is the book that has no doubt in it. It is a guidance for the people of Taqwa.
So when we take our knowledge from the Quran and the Sunnah, this is what gives the person certainty. And this is what makes a person certain so if a non Muslim were to ask the question, How can I be certain Muhammad Tim, of what you have told me today? How can I be certain you're telling me my purpose is to worship Allah azza wa jal? You're telling me that my purpose is to follow the messenger? And that's the only way that I can fulfill the purpose of worshiping Allah, but I don't know how can I be certain? The answer is to go back to the Quran and the Sunnah, and if a person wants to go back to the Quran and to read the Quran, and to investigate and to explore what the poor
and tells them this will give them certainty. Yes, Allah has given you a fitrah Allah has given you a natural inclination.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said ma'am in maluti Illa EULA to Allah and feta forever well who you have with any he Oh you will not see Ronnie he Oh you Maggi Sani, there is no child except that they are born with a natural inclination and natural disposition to worship Allah along, but it's their parent who turns them into a Jew or a Christian or from them reduce the maintenance.
So, we understood that yes, you have a natural inclination, you have your heart inclines to the worship of Allah. But now you need evidence you need Delhi of this religion is not based upon people's desires.
Alright, how many Taha Allahu Hawa Have you seen the one who took his God as his desires, this religion is not based upon desire, this religion is based upon evidence and the evidence for this religion is Carl Allah who are called Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah said, And Allah's Messenger said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that is what gives a person certainty and gives a person yucky.
The third condition
I'll cobbled for a person to accept
the statement and to accept what it entails.
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when it was said to them, La ilaha illallah they became arrogant. So now they understood it. Don't tell me the issue is they didn't have understanding. They understood it. But what happened, they became arrogant. They didn't accept it.
They didn't accept this statement. Instead, they rejected it. They said we don't want to be a part of it. They understood it. They understood the truth of it, but they didn't want to be a part of it.
Allah azza wa jal requires us to accept
the consequences of this statement to accept what this statement brings with it.
For example, we said that this statement La ilaha illallah, that represents the purpose of a person on this earth to worship Allah alone, it means that there is nothing that deserves worship except Allah.
And we understood that we have to accept that that means we have to leave all the things that are worshipped besides Allah, we have to leave every kind of ship, whether it is Akbar,
whether it is a major shift or the lesser type, we must leave all of it because that is what this word entails. This sentence has a it has some rules in it, it has some consequences. We have to accept those consequences to our life, which means that I will not make dua to anyone besides Allah what Anil messaggi done in law he felt that the robot Allah He had the massage belong to Allah. So don't make dua to anyone else besides Allah. It means that my hope is in Allah Alone. My fear is for Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, the love that you have, that is for Allah azza wa jal it's for Allah subhanaw taala alone, these are consequences
of the statement La ilaha illallah
The fourth is Olympiad.
And this means that a person submits to Allah in Islam. How many people is it? That they might say you know what it is this sounds nice, you know, La ilaha illallah I like it it sounds nice. I'm gonna use this in my life I'm gonna live by the statement but you can't live with this statement until you submit to Allah in Islam what an evil unable in our become while I slim Hola.
turn in repentance to your Lord and submit to Him in Islam.
And the statement of Allah azza wa jal women you slim wha hoo eat Allah wa who are more Singh taka the stem cell Capitol Hill was calm. Whoever submits their face to Allah while doing good. It is they who have grasped at all what it was called what is an autonomous car? La ilaha illa Allah.
So Allah describes that the person who got hold of la ilaha illa Allah is the one who submits to Allah in Islam in Medina in de la in Islam, the only religion in the sight of Allah is
As for the word Islam, and this is very important. The word Islam it means submission. Many people said it means peace, but it doesn't mean peace. It means submission.
Like the statement of Allah azza wa jal wema can add meaning. One minute in either club Allahu wa rasuluh who Umrah and your corner the human here to meet me him. It is not for a believing man or a believing woman, if Allah and His Messenger decide a matter that they should have any choice at all, too many times we want choice. I don't think I don't think this is good. I don't believe in this part. I don't think this is fair. I don't think this is just I think this is too much. For the olden times, we hear statements like this, the person who says this hasn't entered into La ilaha illa, because they haven't agreed to submit themselves to Allah and Islam. And as I said to you, sometimes
we understand the wisdom behind something. And sometimes we don't. Sometimes you may see a law or a rule or a regulation, you personally may not understand the wisdom or all of the wisdom behind it.
But your job is an Islam, to submit yourself to Allah, Allah and Mr McCullough to recognize that the One who created you knows best.
And the only religion in the sight of Allah is Islam. Allah will not accept any other religion, no matter whether they say they are more hidden or higher or more hidden. Whether they say they worship Allah alone, or they say they don't worship Allah alone. In Medina, in the law in Islam, the only religion Allah is going to accept is Islam. So we need to understand that we must submit ourselves to Allah. And we must make our desires in line with what Allah legislative. And we must be a people that when Allah commands us to do something, we do our best to do it.
Even though all of us fall short, and when we fall short, we return to Allah and repentance. But there's a point here, I wanted to highlight, and I feel it's very important and relevant. I was talking to a young person
yesterday, or maybe the day before yesterday.
And we were talking about some of the pressures in school.
And the person was talking about the pressures that young kids are under today to accept certain ideologies, the alphabet, soup, LGBTQA, BTC, AF, whatever other letters they added on by now, all of these letters, there's something I want to highlight here that is copy a G gun, it's very, very scary. It's very, very scary. And that is a person may commit a sin, knowing that sin is wrong, and Allah may forgive them completely.
But a person who challenges the religion with regard to what is right and wrong, so the person says, I don't think that there's anything wrong with it. That person is Copperfield on motet a disbeliever and an apostate even if they don't do this in themselves. So if the halal declaring haram to be permissible is worse than doing haram. And this is why I'm scared for the kids. I'm not scared of our kids becoming one of these alphabets,
letters. But what I'm scared of is that the school push this into their heads so much that they start to believe there's nothing wrong with it. And that is worse in the sight of Allah than doing it in the first place. Wallah. He a person could be one of these people and recognize that it's wrong and that person could be someone that Allah forgives.
But the person who says there's nothing wrong with what Allah made Haram is Cathal disbeliever even if they never do that sin in their whole life. So let's imagine two people, one person drinks alcohol every day. And they say I believe this is haram. Perhaps Allah will forgive them and not punish them in anything and Perhaps Allah will punish them and then enter them into agenda.
Another person never drank alcohol in their life, not once, but they say I don't see anything wrong with it. They are in Jahannam hard enough, they will never come out of it. Because they declared Halal what Allah azza wa jal declared to be haram, even if they never did it. So be careful about this when it comes to the issue of include submitting to Allah that is not about what you do, but also about what you believe to be right and wrong.
The fifth condition is a sick,
that a person must be truthful about what they see. And the reality of a sick
Look, you might ask this word Siddiq. Have you ever thought about this word Siddiq? We say for Abu Bakr, right, Abu Bakr, Siddiq radula Juan, what does the word sin really mean? It means that your inner self matches your outer self. That's the reality of it. It means that your inner self matches your outer self.
And so in reality NIFA
or hypocrisy is a part of life because it's something where a person's inner self and outer self too much. So the more a person's inner self and outer self much the more truthful they become. And the Prophet size I'm told us that a person will not cease to be truthful way to Hara sit and keep on trying to be truthful, how are you October and Allah He said deca, until Allah azza wa jal will write this person as acidic, because they love the truth. And they try for the truth and they try never ever to lie and they try to keep their inner self and outer self the same.
And so Allah writes them as acidic and a person will not cease to lie
and continue to lie until this person will be written in the sight of Allah as a cadet as an extreme liar.
So it's very important that our inner self matches our
And the statement of Allah azza wa jal, women are Nassima yaku Amanda Billa, who I believe will actually wear my home be more meaning.
There are some people who say we believe in Allah and the Last Day, but they are not believers.
The six condition is a class sincerity.
And that is that a person intends by all of this, nothing other than the face of Allah subhanaw taala
as Allah azza wa jal said one Omeo in the good Allah meclizine Allah hood Dena kroner
they will not commanded except that they worship Allah making the religion sincerely for him alone,
so we were commanded to be sincere. And there are many things that take away from a person sincerity. If we talk about people entering into Islam for the first time some people enter into Islam because of marriage, because of their personal circumstances. Maybe for some of them because of Zakah or because of various other reasons why people might enter into Islam. What do you say to those people? Do we say to them, they have to leave Islam and come back again. No, we say make your religion sincere. Change your intention, make it for Allah azza wa jal alone and with no partner, but there are many ways that even people who are established in Islam can lose their class because
you're an issue of your Nia is very hot. That's why Sophia authority, Rahim Allah to Allah He said ma i alleged to che and Asha dalla Yemeni Yachty Anahata. Kala boo Ali, I never wrestled with anything harder than my intention, because it turns on me.
One minute, you're doing something for Allah and the next minute.
It goes away. So you must wrestle with your intention. And you must keep on fighting and keep on looking at yourself and asking yourself, Why you doing what you're doing. And make sure that this La ilaha illallah this dedication to worship Allah, it's not so that your parents will be pleased with you. It's not so that the community thinks good of you. It's not so that people will say that he's an avid he's a worshiper, but it is for Allah azza wa jal nuts why one of the first of the people to be thrown into the fire Yamapi is a person who was said he has an island or a car it
and he will be asked what did you do with your life?
And he will say, caught up to fecal Quran. I recited the Quran for you, oh Allah.
And Allah will say to him kept you light. But you did it. Leo kala caught it so that people would say your Acharya or you do learn this knowledge so that people would say that you're an island, Joaquin and it was said, then Allah will command for that person to be wrapped in chains and thrown into the fire.
Because they didn't do it for Allah azza wa jal along, so you must ask Allah always for sincerity. And you must be so careful to keep everything that you do in this purpose in your life sincerely for Allah azza wa jal Allah. And the best way to do this with Allahu Allah, in my view, is to do as much as you can in private. Now there are some things you can't do in private like you can't pray the Gemini in private
You have to come to the masjid and pray with the Jamar. But whatever deeds you can conceal and whatever you can do in private, and however much you can try to raise your standards in private, like you would wish to raise them in public, the closer you will be towards a class insincerity.
The seventh and final condition of la ilaha illallah is El Mohab.
The statement of Allah azza wa jal Wamena Nassima totally doesn't do any law he and dad anyway Bona homecare biller well Latina M and washer to hopen Allah
among men are those people who took rivals besides Allah, they love them like they love Allah or they love them like the believers love Allah two ways you can understand that I will Latina am and I shall do hope and Allah. But those who believe love Allah more than the disbelievers love Allah, and they love Allah more than the disbelievers love their idols. Loving Allah is one of the most fundamental parts of la ilaha illa Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said if I'm not mistaken the hadith is a Hadith of Abdullah Bin Hammam, he said in Osaka or EMA, and to hit by Fila were to give us
the strongest of the handholds of iman is that you love for Allah and hate for Allah. Loving for Allah means loving Allah with the love that is only for him. And it means loving all those who Allah loves so loving the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and loving the Sahaba of the Allahu Anhu loving those that Allah loves and loving the deeds and the actions which are beloved to Allah. And it means hating all those that Allah azza wa jal hates, and disassociating yourself from them. You are not connected to them and they are not connected to you.
This is absolutely essential.
And it's essential that we bring both parts of it loving for Allah and hating for Allah.
That means the scale that by which we judge what we love, is what Allah loves. And the scale by which we judge what we hate is what Allah azza wa jal hates, and we don't let our personal feelings involved in that religious aspect. Yes, we have personal preferences. I might love a certain food and hate to certain foods. That's a matter of personal preference. But when it comes to religious love, I love what Allah loves. And when it comes to religious hatred, I hate what Allah azza wa jal hates, that is an essential part of la ilaha in Allah. And my dear brothers, as we draw this, talk to applause for the next couple of minutes, insha Allah.
It is really important to understand that this the people today the enemies of Islam today, are waging war against you in this aspect.
And Wallahi it's a war that is not even hidden. It is in front of your eyes wherever you go, that they want you to love those things and those people that Allah azza wa jal hates, and they want you to hate those people that Allah azza wa jal, and those things that Allah azza wa jal loves. So it's extremely important that we hold on to this concept of El Walla Walla, loving what Allah azza wa jal loves, and hating what Allah azza wa jal hates.
This is something that Allah azza wa jal told us in the Quran with regard to for example, Ibrahim,
with what he said to his people, this is essential Allah He that we understand this. Allah azza wa jal told us with regard to Ibrahim, what he said to his people, they said, they said to him in Ebola, we have nothing to do.
We have nothing to do with you.
He said, We have nothing to do with you. And the tea and hatred has appeared between us and you. Until you worship Allah Allah.
This statement until you believe in Allah, Allah.
This statement is absolutely essential that we understand it. And we understand that we have to have our allegiance and love and our connection to be for Allah azza wa jal and to be for the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and to be for the Muslims, and that we have to cut off and disassociate ourselves from the things which oppose that we have to cut ourselves off
from and disassociate ourselves from the things which oppose that. As Allah azza wa jal said when we hit a wall Allah Allah rasool Allah who were levena M and opha. In his villa he hormone volleyball
Allah azza wa jal.
He said, whoever shows allegiance to Allah and His messenger and the believers, it is the party of Allah who will be victorious. Showing your allegiance and your love for Allah azza wa jal and for the things that Allah subhanaw taala
for the things that Allah subhanaw taala loves
I want to just briefly touch upon the conditions of Muhammad Rasool Allah salAllahu salam for the next one minute in sha Allah Tala.
Just to conclude our speech that we had you know, that we have brought everything inshallah to Allah that we need to
that we needed to discuss inshallah.
So, the conditions of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we said, this is the only way to achieve your purpose is by following the messengers Why is Hermes three conditions por aqui who FEMA AMA, what are Stickel who female Akbar what you are but Allah who interview mentioned
that you obey Allah and what He commanded you to do? You obey the messenger size him and what he commanded you to do. You believe in what he told you about and you only worship Allah the way that he showed you.
You believe in what he told you about so he told you about gender he told you about Jahannam he told you about the future he told you about that what happens after death he told you about the angels you believe in what he told you about. And you obey Him in what He commanded you to do?
Because obedience to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Utair rasool Allah, Allah whoever obeys the messenger has certainly obeyed Allah.
And you only worship Allah, the way that he showed you, you only worship Allah azza wa jal
the way that he showed you
I think that's a good place for us to pause and stop. We're not stopped for tonight because we do have a q&a session in sha Allah Allah.
So what I'm going to do is I'm going to broadcast it separately instead of leaving the live stream on so we will stop the livestream at this point inshallah and what we will do is the q&a session will be
after Salah to Asia, which is what time
950 Okay, so after that, so maybe 930 or something like that, we will start the q&a session. That's what Allah made easy for me to mention. And Allah knows best or Salatu was Salam ala Nabina Muhammad while early he was happy