LifeStyle #22 – Love
Channel: Wael Ibrahim
Series: Wael Ibrahim - Ramadan 2023 - Lifestyle
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah is so long wahala your Salam Alaikum dystrophy Sabri are silly Emery wa lulav That's a Milissa any of our colleagues have a Hannukah Lai Mallanna inland Island Tana Naka Antalya team welcome back to another episode of our lifestyle program. Today's lifestyle is one of my favorites and that is love. But not me love it's loving Allah subhanaw taala loving people for the sake and for the pleasure of Allah subhana what our desert low high and for being consistent with attending the program may Allah subhanaw taala reward you We are
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program on the AWARE Academy phase youtube channel so hopefully you can subscribe if you didn't already to that page. Today insha Allah as I mentioned loving others for the sake of Allah or the concept of love for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala first of all, before I mentioned this beautiful Hadith that I have, here with the I wanted to define the term love for the sake of Allah, we use sometimes terminologies because we became accustomed to them, but we don't understand the deeper meaning of what the the really carry or entail. Subhanallah or the when you love someone for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala it means what that you do not expect anything from that person in
return in terms of worldly gain. So you genuinely love that person, and you don't expect anything or any service in return of that law. This is the purest form of law. And that's why the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu, Selim narrated the story of the man who was visited by an angel, so an angel illustrata assigned an angel to visit a man or to meet a man on the road. Why is that? So? Because this man was traveling from his town, from his hometown to another city altogether? Why? for nothing but to visit his brother in Islam to pay him a visit for no reason. He don't want anything from that person. So the angel went to this man in a form of another man. And he asked him, Where are you
heading to? He said to my friend, why four? He said because I love him for the sake of Allah. So he said a lot send me the angel now revealed his identity. He said, Oh Allah sent me to inform you that because of your love for that person, Allah to loves you, Allahu Akbar. Imagine my brothers and sisters in stem on the Day of Judgment, we will be admitted to Gemini inshallah not any agenda, the highest level of Jannah because of our love for one another for no reason other than the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala the purest form of all law, whether you love your parents, you love your children, your you love your wives, you know, you love your husbands, you love your friends, you
love your colleagues, whoever you feel emotions toward, if that love is purely for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, meaning you're not expecting anything in return. Whether that person is of higher social status or not, it doesn't matter you just love him or love her genuinely, for nothing, no reason, but for pleasing Allah subhanaw taala the reward will be amazing as we will explain today, in fact,
in fact, those who love each other for the sake of Allah, Allah on the Day of Judgment will be looking for them. Imagine this with me. Like imagine this. The prophets Allah Allah is mentioned in a hadith Bootsy said that on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhanaw taala will say a poodle Allah, Allah azza wa jal angel will the hub guna Abuja rarely where are those who used to love each other for My glory? Where are those people? You will be like trying to locate them and Yo Ma over long fie the LI yo Mala
Oh Lulu in lovingly this day, I shall shelter them under my shed my shed where there will be no chains except my shame Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar ally my brothers and sisters if we know the value. If we know the value of this hadith, this narration, we will now call each other and say I love you genuinely for the sake of Allah. I don't want anything else other than just expressing my love for you for the sake of Allah and remember, my brothers and sisters, if you are a male, if you are a male, it's always wise to express your love for another brother, another male like yourself, unless of course the person that you are expressing your love to is your wife, your daughter, your sister,
that's fine. But if you are a male, don't go to another strange sister in the masjid or an Islamic center and look at her and stare in her eyes and say, I love you for the sake of Allah. No, that's not recommended. We love our sisters for the sake of Allah but expressing such emotions may lead to temptations Be careful so and likewise if you're a sister, you express your love for another sister not to go outside to any brother walking down the streets just because you saw his beard. I love you brother for the sake of Allah but otherwise told us to express no Be careful. Yeah, we love each other for the sake of Allah but expression of love should be also done so with dignity and respect
Subhan Allah but the bottom line is be among those who will be saved under the from the the heat of the day of judgment on the Allah saying, if you know the value, that's what I said if you know the value of that concept, you will immediately do what it takes because Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, yeah, and you Anessa Topo of Baku, oh people fear Allah in Zara the SA luxury on Alvine. Indeed the earthquake that will happen on the Day of Judgment in Zara, the sachet on are the the earthquake that will happen on the Day of Judgment is a great matter
is something that we cannot fathom. We cannot imagine May Allah Subhana Allah make it easy on us. In fact, the prophets Allah Allah as Sam said, what the sun, the sun that warms the entire globe today, and everyone complained about the heat complaint, it's hot, it's this and that and we respire, we sweat just because of the heat that comes from the sun, which is millions, if not billions of light hours away from the Earth. Subhan Allah NaVi. On the Day of Judgment, it will grow near above our head by one mile, Allahu Akbar, by one mile. And the prophets of Allah Islam said that some people will be sweating or drowning in their sins as a result of what they have done in this dunya but
there are groups of people who will be sheltered under the shade of Allah subhanaw taala. One of these groups Allahu Akbar, one of these groups are those people who love each other purely for the sake of Allah. So be among those
be among those seven groups, my brothers and sisters in Islam and the characteristics some people say, okay, okay, give us more indications how we identify those people who love each other for the sake of Allah. Number one, they are merciful to one another. So when they're when they make mistakes, they don't hold grudges for too long. They respect each other, they talk to each other with respect in their absence in their you know, presence, they talk to each other decently and nicely, they do not hurt the feeling of one another. If I told you Brother, please don't call me this name. I don't like to be called this thing. You respect that. And you don't persist in hurting
They care and the fulfill the needs of one another. These are the qualities of people really who love each other, purely for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. They are very considerate, considerate in all situations. In all cases, they are very considerate of one another. In short, my brothers and sisters in Zambia do the best, they do their best to please one another to make each one each other happy and comfortable. Subhan Allah Allah if we can reflect again, about this part of our lifestyle as believers expressing a loving one another for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. We would now understand the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam when he said, lay your mineral
Honeycomb, none of you is considered to be a true believer that your head will be led by your head good enough say until he loves for his brother or sister what he loves for himself Allah this is very, very profound narration because it's very difficult to love for others, what you truly love for yourself.
Reflect over what I just said. It is very hard to love for others for strangers who just shared the Shahada. We only see Leila illAllah Muhammad Ali
so long. It is very hard to love for others what you love exactly for yourself. And if you reach let quality congratulations on the Day of Judgment, you will be shipped sheltered and protected from that heat. May Allah subhana wa Taala protect us all.
May Allah subhanaw taala protect us from the Prophet Muhammad Salah Sanlam. He mentioned that Allah subhanaw taala said, Those who love each other for My glory, those who love each other for my sake, what will be the reward another reward of other than the shelter, another word, Allah subhanaw taala said that those who love each other for my majesty and glory, they will be placed upon podiums of light on the Day of Judgment, Allahu Akbar, to a point that even the prophets and the murderers will envy them, the prophets and the martyrs will be looking at these portraits of lights and the people that were placed and crowned over them and they will ever be that they will wish to be there in
Those who love each other for it for you understand this my brothers and sisters because in sha Allah Allah we need to leave Ramadan with these concepts so that we can implement our lifestyle in this dunya in sha Allah tan. Yeah.
What else we can say in sha Allah Tala about this. Allah subhanaw taala Listen, Amina Nassima Yeah, definitely don't do Nilay and then you hit boo now gobbler, that there are people who will take from other than Allah subhanaw taala rivals that they will love them as if they should love Allah or they love them in in ways that it should be befitting for Allah subhanho wa Taala Well, Levina manual, I shut the humble Allah, but the people who believe in Allah subhanaw taala they are more in love with Allah subhanaw taala what does that mean? It means that those who love each other for a loss of pannacotta sake, they are the ones who will love Allah truly, and they worship Allah truly, and
fulfill their purpose in this dunya truly, and no one can actually provide that pure love, except those who love Allah subhanho wa taala. And if you want to taste the sweetness of faith that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam spoke about, listen to this narration, the prophets Allah Allah as Sam said, there are three characteristics and whoever attains them as found the sweetness of faith. So the three pillars,
three foundations for the sweetness of faith to be tasted to be experienced. What are these three characteristics, number one, Allah and His messenger, Allah subhanaw taala and Muhammad SAW Salam should be dear to you, you should love them more than anyone else, more than anyone in this creation. Number two, we should love a person only for the sake of Allah this the second characteristic and hates to return to disbelief
after he has been saved from it, as he hates to be thrown in hellfire three characteristics. My Brothers and Sisters in Islam if you can work on them hard in sha Allah and develop them deeply in your heart and in your mind and in your practice. In your daily activities, you will experience and taste the sweetness of faith Allahu Akbar, number one, Allah and His messenger should become dear to you than anyone else in this dunya number two, you should love people for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala purely without any, you know, gain without any requirement or any gaining any you know worthy materials from them. You should love them purely for the sake of Allah number three, you should hate
to return to ignorance, you should hate to return to the days where he used to neglect Allah Subhana Allah duties and command just like how you would hate to be thrown in hellfire I'd
hate to return to the days of ignorance and disbelief just like how you would hate to be thrown in hellfire. One of these characteristics is to love each other for the sake of Allah. That's why the prophets Allah Allah Allah Selim used to make a beautiful dua Allahumma in the alcohol book, oh Allah I asked you to grant me your love. We're have done a you have booked and the love of those who love you so I don't want just anyone to love me. I want only those who love you to love me Allahu Akbar, will have Balaam Allah Allah do you believe in your humble and to grant me the love of an action that will draw me closer to your love? Allah, Allah or Vigilia hug that I have? Actually
Subhan Allah may Allah Subhana Allah grant us the
the necessary energy for us to develop such love in our heart. The Prophet SAW Selim say Well May Allah, O Allah, make, make your love, dear to me that my own family,
my own family, I want your love to be dear to me like to wish to have your love in my life, more than even my own family members Allahu Akbar. Because if that's the case, if all of us, if the entire family you know, the whole family members are in love with Allah in that way, what will happen to their love for Allah will reflect on the love for the creation of Allah Subhana Allah would have.
So that love that love will be enough to cover everyone else around us power. So my brothers and sisters in Islam, before we depart in sha Allah, I'd like to give you a homework perhaps and that is to run on your you know, not run to your devices, your phones, your your internet devices that that are more closer to us, then then our human connections and our human relatives. But now it's time to use it wisely in sha Allah, run to these devices, pull out your index, go through the names, and try to find those people who perhaps you have quarrel with in the past and you have not been able to contact them for a long time and send them a nice message. Tell them I just heard a lecture about
the love for the sake of Allah. And I thought to tell you, I love you for the sake of Allah. And before I leave my brothers and sisters in Islam, it is one of the Sooners of the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salah to actually express our love for one another. One day a man came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and told him can you see this man standing over there? I love him for the sake of Allah the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told them what? Go and tell him that don't tell me why you're telling me that you'll have somebody else go and tell him I love you for the sake of Allah. And if you heard that from anyone my brothers and sisters is then you should respond by saying a Hubdoc a lady that
to me, let me the one whom you love me for his sake. Love you also, my brothers and sisters in Islam everywhere. I love you all for the sake of Allah and may Allah subhanaw taala make that love and reason for us to be gathered together on the day of judgment under his shelter under his shade, where there will be no shade except the shade. I mean, I mean, I mean Zachman Long Island. See you tomorrow on Sharla with another episode of our lifestyle as believers as Salaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh