Ramadan 2022 #03 – Expecting the Best from Allah SWT – Loving Allah for the right reason

Wael Ibrahim

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Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. Today we are going to continue somehow what we have left off yesterday regarding loving Allah subhanaw taala unconditionally, how to know for certain that we love Allah subhanaw taala for the right reason, for example, if you have loved someone for their beauty, if that's the primary reason for you why you love such a person or for their money, then what happens to that love when money and beauty vanish. So if you love the person for the wrong reason, when that reason cease to exist, then the love itself will also cease to exist. I'll give you another example. When I was bound to my wheelchair for nearly a year, I had two fears, mostly

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that were occupying my mind, I was worried about my family, will my family really cope with my annoyance during this time serving me helping me to, you know, go around, pushing my wheelchair and so on and so forth, serving me basically 24/7 during this difficult time, another thing was my work will the management of the institute where I work will accept me to get back to work on my wheelchair will I lose my job, and as a result, I will lose my financial status and so on and so forth. All of that affected on my relationship with Allah subhanaw taala because I use that precious time to think about how to fix these two things, worldly matters instead of praying to Allah

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subhanaw taala to fix the affairs for me. So we must establish these foundations and pillars that will strengthen our love towards Allah subhanaw taala no matter what happened to us in life, negative or positive, and these foundations are unchangeable, no matter what happened, they will remain with you for the rest of your life. Not only that, but you will benefit from strengthening them even in the hereafter. What are these pillars? What are these foundations of love towards Allah subhanaw taala number one, to understand and to ponder over the meaning of Allah's names and attributes, the more you know who Allah is truly, the better you will be able to cope with any

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challenges that you may face in life. Because you know, Allah subhanaw taala has power over all things. Number two, to attach yourself to the hereafter. Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, well, here are two, how you wrong whatever call and the hereafter is much better and everlasting. So, no matter how many challenges you may face in this dunya, this dunya is temporary, the problems will come to an end, at one point in your life, how many years are we going to live here anyway, compared to a hurdle, the hereafter. So when we get attached to Jana, to the hereafter, then this dunya will appear very insignificant in our eyes. Number three very important point is to be

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grateful that Allah subhanaw taala has guided you to Islam. There are people until today who worship stones and other than Allah subhanaw taala but Allah had chosen you, Allah chosen you my brothers and sisters with this blessing of Islam and Jamek Mel to lecom Deena calm what memes are a commonality? What are the two lacunae Islam Medina this day I have perfected your way of life, your religion for you completed my favor. Allah subhanaw taala called it a favor upon you. What are the two lacunae Islam Medina and I have accepted this way of life for you. This is this is the way of life that will get you to Jannah which we talked about earlier. So be happy and satisfied and praise

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Allah be grateful that Allah made you a Muslim, among the people of Jannah in sha Allah. And number four, when you are struck with a new challenge, a new trial, remember to praise Allah subhanaw taala for the past blessings that He had given you. Don't ever forget that. When I asked my father and my uncle, who were both sick in the last 10 years of their lives, about their situation, are they sad? are they complaining about the restrictions and so on? They said Why should we? Allah subhanaw taala had given us over 68 years of our lives in great health. Why should we complain if Allah subhanaw taala is testing us for a short time? A short while Subhan Allah and Avi so when you are struck with

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a calamity, praise Allah for the past, blessings, these are the things that will never change. But the word that we're living in is temporary. So if you attach your love your emotions, so to temporary

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materialistic things, then once these things disappear from your life, then you become despondent. That's why many millionaires of billionaires will actually commit suicide when they lose the money, because that's their life. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us the right understanding. I mean, the same thing happened when the Prophet Muhammad Salah Salem passed away. So many people left Islam at the time. Why? Because they link their devotion to Allah subhanaw taala to a man they claim their salvation to one individual Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam so when that person died, they couldn't fathom they couldn't imagine Islam without him so they left Islam as a result. That's why Abu Bakr

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Slique or the Allah Anwar Lord reminded the people who ever used to worship Mohamed Salah Salem let him know, let them be certain that Muhammad died. Salah Muhammad SAW Salah and whoever is worshipping Allah subhanaw taala Allah is a live and will never die. So when you love Allah for the right reason, then no matter what you lost in this dunya it will appear insignificant. That's why the Prophet Muhammad SAW Selim reminded us by saying, a humble Amelie Illa Allah Eduardo Hauer in calm, the most beloved action to Allah subhanaw taala in the sight of Allah span tal a consistent action, even if it is a little bit, even if it's a little action to raka or one AL You know, $1 in

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charity, Allah doesn't look at the quantity of what you do or what you give, but Allah subhanaw taala appreciate and love consistency in those actions. And why is that important? Because it indicates that the person will keep doing and will keep worshipping Allah subhanaw taala and doing that which he had been commanded, whether he's sad, angry, sick, tired, or experiencing good time consistency in worshipping Allah subhanaw taala is the key. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us the right understanding bless us with consistency, unconditional love for Allah subhanaw taala and may Allah subhanaw taala enable us to build those pillars that will strengthen our relationship with

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Allah subhanaw taala fists salt raw or Fidel raw in good time and in what may appear to us as bad time Amin a Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh