Striving For Allah

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Wael Ibrahim

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Br Wael Ibrahim talks about the importance of striving towards Allah s.w.t. some key point are made during the event.

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mean are salatu salam ala valina Corinne Valeri he was in Parliament in LA with Dean

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marine Aloma mean rubbish roughly slavery was silly Emery was a little awkward. So melissani of cocconi Subhana Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah tala. In Naka Antara Hakim, the respected brothers and sisters in Islam circle Ohio for coming.

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I want to start off by saying that making positive changes in our lives requires some efforts,

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planning strategies, willpower, seeking the help for mentors, shapes, imants educators. And many times when we make intentions to create some changes in our lives, we tend to forget to accompany that intention with actually some actions.

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intentions are very good, when we have good intentions for a good reason for the good cause. They are good. But the question is, are they good enough to create a lasting impact lasting changes in your life? Are they good enough? The answer is absolutely not. Good intentions are good, but they're not good enough. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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he mentioned in one of the one of the most beautiful narrations Actually, he said that if anyone intends to do or to perform a good deed, but he didn't perform it allows the panel to Allah will write it down as one single good deed. But if he intend to perform an action and he did perform it, then Allah subhanaw taala will multiply that by 700 Times up to many more folds. So, good intentions are good, but when they are accompanied by good actions, they are much more better.

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I was

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coming to Islam from the dark side in my life and I was struggling, I wanted to create that change and it was very difficult. And I have noticed that every time I will read a book a quote or listen to a lecture, I will get motivated, inspired

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and I would be

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eager to to implement the teachings that I have learned from that book or that lecture and so on. But I found out also that motivations alone are not enough

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and to make you remember and saw all these qualities and attitudes that I just

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prepared for you, I'll be linking each of these qualities in Charlotte to the letters that spelled a word strike. Is that okay? Is that okay? brothers and sisters. So I have six points for you. Each will be inshallah beginning with the letters of the word strife. So coming to the first letter S, right. S stands for seriousness.

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S stands for seriousness, in order for you to strive against your evil inclination.

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In order for you to become a better human being you need to be really serious. You need to take a decision that from now on no joking anymore. I need to take things seriously. And I need to sweat and I need to do what it takes to become a better human being. I always look at the life of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and how serious they were.

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And how they used to follow the Prophet sallallahu Sallam to the letter despite the fact that they were giving good news of gentlemen while they were alive some of them the prophets Allah Wallace and the mentioned them by name of the book you are in Jenna Omar, you are in Jenna Austin, you are in German and so on, you know the name of the 10 people who are granted gender during the lifetimes yet they did not sit back and relax and rely on that fact.

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He thought these good news that the Postal Service had given them

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with that drive force that makes them even excel in acts of worship and manners. So seriousness, so the next letter is T T for today. So seriousness, today today means don't ever say that you're going to repent later, or delay your decision for later. If you wanted to change my brother and sisters. If you want an ever lasting changes in your life, start

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Now and today Don't wait while why the sweet tober all delaying your repentance is very dangerous. You never know whether you're gonna die, do you?

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We keep on saying later, maybe later, maybe I'll quit smoking later in sha Allah insha Allah and we use in sha Allah as if you inshallah has got so many meanings, right? Are you coming to this lecture brother? In sha Allah?

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You don't have any intentions? No, we are misusing the words. And many of our non Muslim friends and, and bosses and neighbors.

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When the heat now for us the word in Sharla they don't take us seriously, because many of us are not using the word in a proper way.

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We're using the name of Allah subhanaw taala without having any respect. And this is something really we need to reflect. And we need to think about. If you're coming to the lecture and someone told you are you coming, you have to take a decision first. You have to be 100% sure that you're coming? Only then you say shower.

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So what was point number one? anyone remembers? Anyone making notes? sisters, most of our ministers are making notes. Brothers are you know they have that brain of Al Bukhari.

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They don't need notes.

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Number three, repent. Repent from what you have done in the past. Letter are now

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repent my brothers and sisters. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said all Muslims, all people repent to Allah subhanaw taala for I the Prophet sallallahu sallam, I seek forgiveness from Alon a pen to him 100 times every single day in one donation 70 times another nation 100 times a day. Who's doing the repentance? Who's seeking loss, forgiveness? The best of all creation? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how about you are nine. Don't ever give up on yourself when you relapse when you do the bad things again and again when you strive but he can't cope with life challenges and so on. Don't ever give up a loss of Pilate Allah says in the Quran, Kalia.

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My servants asked us aggressed against themselves, who sinned day and night who have done a lot of bad deeds, tell them this pain not from the mercy of Allah for Allah subhanaw taala forgive all sins. Indeed. He's the most forgiving, the Most Merciful.

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So repent by brothers and sisters. And as we said earlier in one of the lectures I think last time, we said the difference between repentance and forgiveness.

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To repent means to quit, and to commit to quit the sin and to commit never to do it again in the future.

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That's repentance and forgiveness is to seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala from what you have done in the past. So repentance is related to the future never to do that again, make a commitment to the last panel

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and then seek forgiveness for what you did in the past. It is as if Allah subhanaw taala wanted us to be in a constant state of repentance and forgiveness past and future

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Excuse me.

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So seriousness and then what today make the change today Don't delay inshallah. And then rip into our last panel tab. Later is for is the karma or steadfastness later is for is the karma. Every day in every Salaam, my brothers and sisters in Islam we keep on reciting Al Fatiha and in a

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study, Guide us to the straight path. I always wondered why I always wondered, and my father when he was telling me that you know on Fatiha we cannot pray without reciting Al Fatiha and so on and so forth. I used to wonder why if we are Muslims, and that was the final analysis, Aliyah McMahon to lacantina como una de oro de toda communist la Medina. This day I have perfected your religion for you completed my favorite upon you and chose it's time for you to be aware of life. I used to wonder if that's the case. Then why are we asking alive every salon every record Hmm.

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serata RNP already guided why we should keep on repeating the same thing again and again. Then I came to know later on that the word is in is a very broad word in Arabic masala which means three things

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it means your law show me the way

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or Allah take me they're not just to show me the rainbow Take me there, help me out to find the way and number three keep me there stick until the end. That is the meaning of the karma is to remain upon the straight path until the end.

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Let's letter V is for virtue and manners and ethics. Many Muslims

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have focused on one aspect of the deen and neglect, neglected other aspects of the religion and all of the things which were were neglected

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is perfecting our manners obey the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in mela boy to live with me Mama Karima the qualities that I have been sent to perfect manners, one of the earliest variations of the Prophet sallallahu sallam.

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And the prophet SAW Selim taught is that your acts of worship alone will not take you two gentlemen, that is our ultimate goal right is to be in general with the Prophet faster liminal for those that Allah insha Allah.

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Look at the look at the loss of Hannah tala when he speaks about acts of worship in the Quran. Every time I watch the panel, Tyler will talk about one of the pillars of Islam with a solo Psalm fasting or Hajj or any of the acts of worship, he will remind you that this act of worship is actually serving a particular manner. So when he talks about Fatah For example, we say in the Salah salata, Anil Pasha, you will follow the five daily Salama brothers and sisters that you performing day and night. The main purpose of them is what is to prevent you from committing shameful activities and illegal acts. That's the purpose of solo. And that's why

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Imagine if in front of you, in front of your house, a river, which you built yourself in it for five times a day, when there'd be dead left on you anymore by the end of the day, naturally not. That is the purpose of the law, to cleanse you from your sin spiritual, that is the purpose of slides to prevent you from committing these illegal acts. Allah subhanaw taala when he talks about charity in the planet, they take from the wealth portion to give to the poor why, so that you can purify them with it. So the purpose of Zechariah is to purify you, my brothers sisters, is to teach you how to be merciful, generous, every act of worship was imposed upon us to make us a better human being. So,

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the last

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last point last letter is E and that is for emulate, emulate the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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That is that is one of the most important point if you want it to create changes in your life, to live according to the lifestyle of Your Beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu feuillatte a lot obey Allah to kind of show me Show me an action that will prove that you really love a law. Show me an action that you really that you really would prove that you love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam emulate the Prophet, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and all of the relations he said, are a condition that he was gonna

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stick to my center and the center of my, you know, the rightly guided caliphs who will come after me of

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you know, literally he said, bite on it with your military. Don't let go of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam imitating him emulate him read his biography. I always say in my lectures, that the biography of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his life has changed my life.

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It offers me the guidance that I needed.

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Look at the Allahu Akbar walking in the nearby the Kaaba and he looked at the black stone and he started talking to the black stone. Telling to the black stone I know that you're a stone you can't harm no benefit anyone.

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But had I not seen the Prophet sallallahu wasallam kissing you, I would have never kissed you.

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Allahu Akbar.

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They used to perform the actions based on how the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to live his life.

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Excuse me.

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This is it my brothers and sisters in Islam. I will leave the rest for my share. Brother had to choose to continue but to sum up if you want to create changes in your life. motivations alone are not enough intentions good intentions alone or not.

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Enough. You have to accompany that by actions. You have to force yourself literally to do what is right and what is pleasing to Allah. May Allah subhanaw taala make us among those people who listen to the reminders and follow the best of it. I mean, I mean, I mean it was wonderful being with you, I love you all for the sake of Allah, salaam, Ali.