3 Dangers to Your Success
Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
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hamdulillah we always will begin with the praise of Allah with the greetings of our EBU Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we send our prayers of peace upon Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I always remind myself in you have Taqwa laws that were genuine, I pray that Allah Subhana Allah blesses me and you with an inner peace with Allah, where we love Him, we fear Him. And we have great hope in his mercy and His protection and assistance in this life and into the next. And I pray that this is so in our private life in our privacy, much more than we seek to show each other publicly Allahumma Amin. Today I want to speak in the first Juma of semester two of the second part
of our year about dangers. And there are three dangers that I want to speak to you about that hold you back from accomplishing what you could achieve if you can overcome the three things. And Subhanallah yesterday with our parent and teacher meetings, and I see some of the students whose parents I sat with yesterday, I was speaking about these dangers, but in a more fluid kind of way. Today, I want to solidify them. The first danger and I speak in particular for some of our year 12 students that are seated with us. The first danger that I want you to think about is the danger of perfectionism, of trying to be perfect, trying to do everything right or else it's not worth doing,
or else it's not worth starting. And every single one of us, me included standing on this pulpit sitting in front of you standing in front of you, your teachers, sometimes we overthink everything, we're thinking to ourselves, I'm not going to be able to do it as well as the other person or that person might read it better or do it better or enter it better. And there's this danger where unless I do it perfect, I'm not even going to try and Subhan Allah the Prophet sallallahu How do you sell them who is the most human, but also the most, most inspired of humans created by Allah? I want you to think about that, that you and I we celebrate the fact that the prophets I send them at times
made a mistake, or forgot something. So Allah Hi, Samuel says, shall hear how can you say that? The prophets I send them led also to prayer and in his solar, he led it five, instead of just for rocker, he stood up one more time. And so when they didn't know what to do, he made a mistake. He forgot the count that he was in. No one would ever say that the prophets I send him was distracted in a solar wasn't paying attention with Allah but he was a human being and after the Salah he could see the people looking at him they had this strange look on their face and one of them finally built the courage to ask your soul Allah so I sell them is it now five do we pray five from now on?
Because we get our law we pray the way we see you pray or messenger of Allah.
prophets I seldom said What do you mean? They said O Messenger of Allah you pray to us, will you let us five rock or not for ego and he said in
inhibition and circuit methods is one of the most beautiful statements of the prophets. Eisen says I'm only a human being, I forget the way you forget.
And kamalu Lila here we have a statement in our faith, that completion, perfection, no mistakes nothing is only due to a loss of Hana to Allah. It is only reserved for Allah azza wa jal
an hour and a BSL Allah it was seldom in every place that you and I can make a mistake in our Salah, even the prophets I said lamp How do we know it's a mistake because he did it before us and taught us how to fix it. Sometimes he did the prayer with not enough Raka other times he added our car, all of it in the life of the province I tell him I can even say to you something you may not know. Can you imagine? The one who Allah sent the Quran to the one who was inspired by Allah who is supported by Allah and the angels are his guardians that in his life he missed two prayers. Some Allah hearty Listen, you know you and I will always talk about the commitment to Sala don't miss your prayers
make it on time. One time salata last due to the assault of some of the arrogant people of Quraysh. And the Confederates they kept pressure in their attack and in their battle, that the prophets I seldom could not pray for law to answer in its time.
The Prophet was frustrated by this angered by this
and another time was sent out to the Fed. As they were in enemy territory marching, they would travel by night, because in the day, it's too hot, so they're running by night, and as they get to the place where they camp near the water. There's still time before 5g, but everybody's exhausted. They've been running through the night riding through the night. And as they sit next to the well,
and they protected themselves the prophets I seldom says who is willing to stay awake for this hour all about even the profits I sell them is exhausted who's willing to stay away to wake us up for February so we don't miss it because it's time has not arrived. And believe it or the Allahu anhu said me or messenger of Allah. Bilal is a human being or the Allah one. Everybody fell asleep. And after a few minutes, be loud with your loved one who fell asleep. And the only thing that woke up the profit and loss Ahava was that the sun became so hot, it began to scold their skin that this will happen. They were so upset. That was Tara Balor we'll see him it's almost as if they were like
gonna bury themselves alive from Shane. Bilal was so upset. But it's the humaneness rule number one, my young man, my young sister, my teacher, my student. Rule number one is to always make the attempt is to always put your foot forward. It's always to take the venture it's always to start. Because if you just wait until you know what to do before you attempt to do it, you will never find success and challenge and broaden your horizon and limits.
Push forward with your tawakkul upon Allah trusting Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And that's point number two, the danger of AI Mashallah, look at the Mark I got, as if you never had teachers or parents or teachers, as if you weren't blessed in your home that there were people who supported you all throughout the years in the Mount Fuji to who I am in nd mine I did it
have the most hated words?
To Allah is that word Anna, I did it. It's me.
And that is the description that the shaitan uses for himself that the prophets I sell them tells us to back away from never think of yourself as being the source of the good in your life independently. You are not the one who makes yourself you are not the one who produces your success. And you must have tawakkul upon Allah and know that it is Masha Allah who left who with the 11 law, it is always what Allah has given us, that benefits us. And it's only Allah who has given us the power in the energy.
And it doesn't matter how smart you are, how hard you work,
how much effort you put in, how much you think it's you, yourself.
It is always by the virtue of others that you succeed.
Anyone who goes it alone is destined to fail. If it was for any other way, then Mohammed's I sell them would not have needed his companions and Sahaba he would not have needed the likes of Abu Bakr to be in the cave with him or the Allahu anhu. He wouldn't have needed the strength of armor, the wealth of Earth man,
the wisdom, the courage, the bravery of Allah, the Allah and His slow habit to remain. If it was just up to him, if it was just, I can do it on my own. No one would have asked for help, certainly not Moosa alayhis salaam, who Allah speaks to him directly and says, What do you ask of me Musa Musa says, Oh Allah, let me have my brother who should be ezri let him help me in my journey. I can't do it alone. And he's speaking to Allah, the Lord of the heavens and the earth, who is there to support him directly speaking to him Subhanahu wa, Tada.
Danger number one is failing to start because you think yourself not good enough. I don't have this skill, I don't have the knowledge, I'm not going to be able to make it so you never even try. And you never will know what you could have accomplished unless you push yourself forward. Number two, is that you think you are the one that everything settles around and the sun rotates and rises just for you, each and every day. May Allah Subhana Allah open your heart towards Allah and putting your trust and reliance on Allah and appreciating the blessings that you have been provided by our Lord Allah, the Almighty Subhana Allah akula Foley portfolio there was so federal law had all the money
you want to
sell for the life that you don't want.
Al Hamdulillah salat wa salam, ala nabina
Muhammad Ali Abdullah, Allah health de la sala at mo tasleem. The third danger
is the inability of restraining yourself
not learning how to hold yourself back whether at a moment of anger, at a moment of desire, at a moment of excess, as a moment of wanting or of giving at a moment where you should have greater control, you lose it, and you don't hold yourself accountable. And it could be Subhan Allah that the reason that you find yourself in that same Whirlpool you're not able to get out of that rip current, you keep being dragged further away from the success you seek. You keep finding more and more difficult to concentrate in your prayer, you find it impossible to memorize that one idea Subhan Allah, there are some students as I review some of their test results, one week, two weeks, three
weeks in the same short chapter, in the same little section of sort of Animoto 15, are sort of the Shams. And it's not because they don't know it's not because they don't have support. It's not because they don't care enough, it's because they didn't make the choice.
The choice to hold back
from certain things that are open to you. If you find yourself, my young brother, my young sister sitting not for minutes, but for hours watching something.
Playing with something
whether it's a video game or a movie, or you're tik tok, or whatever it is, you're spending hours at nauseum doing, know that the problem is in what you're viewing the problem is that you will have lost the desire to hold yourself accountable and take self control. You're waiting for your father, your mother, your teacher to intervene and say, That's enough, put this away. And unless it's sent to you by somebody else, you never make that decision.
And that will haunt you the rest of your life. And Subhanallah
that will be the problem. 10 years from now, five years from now, you look back and you say why didn't I get to where I wanted to be? Why can't I do what I thought I could do? I always had that dream. I always had that mission. Why didn't I achieve it? Well, it's one thing you sat there you didn't do anything about it. A person asked the prophets I send them this question. And they said O Messenger of Allah in canon m mu if everything is already known to Allah
Those who go to heaven go to heaven. Those who go to hell go to hell. Those who live leave those who will die Allah knows everything already fairly minimal. Why should I be responsible for doing anything? Why don't I just sit and wait for what Allah knows is going to happen. prophets I send him smiled and said, couldn't learn more. Yes salam, ala Amelie, everyone will only do what Allah knows they will do meaning everyone will only choose what they are going to do. You are the one who has a pen in their hand. That is writing in the fate that Allah has given you. But you can choose more than one fate. In every moment of your life. There's this path, this path, this path, but the choice
is yours. And Allah knows if you head down that road where you where you will end up and Allah knows if you sit here and do nothing where you will be and Allah knows if you head to that right where you will attain the choice is yours. Allah says in the Quran in nahi, now who Sabine I led them to the fork in the road to the path in Masha Kiran, what in Makkah fula, they will choose to either be grateful or ungrateful. They will choose to either be righteous or immoral, they will choose to either do what's right or what's wrong, the choice is always yours. Three dangers that you begin fixing. As we begin semester two.
First and foremost, you don't have to be perfect to be successful. You don't have to do a better than everybody else just to do it. You don't have to look over your shoulder to see who else is doing better than me. It's only about what's in your lane what's ahead of you and what your future holds that matters. Number two
is to put in your heart that it is Allah who opens the doors for you. It's Allah Who gave you the opportunity to be with us here in this school that you weren't born in a in a hilltop in another country. You didn't choose who your parents are. You didn't choose what year to be born, what country do you be blessed with? You didn't give yourself any headstart in life. Everything that has been decided for you that you use as tools has been given to you by Allah. So it is not you. But it is the blessing of Allah upon you that allows you to achieve success. And third, and finally, learn to hold yourself back and hold yourself accountable. Because unless you take responsibility, unless
you look yourself in the mirror and make that choice to succeed, nobody will ever give you success.
I ask Allah Subhana Allah, to open your hearts to put light in your path to make you examples of good for others. I pray that Allah Subhana Allah protect you and honors you and elevate you with the Quran. I pray that Allah allows us to teach you of the wisdom of the soudan of the prophets. I said to them, that you can hear it and resonate with it and practice it in your life. I pray that Allah Subhana Allah makes you honoring an honorable with your parents and with your families, that you grow in love and admiration for each other and that you make them more important to you than anybody else. I pray that Allah Subhana Allah favors you with the reading and the knowledge and the practice
of Al Quran and alim May Allah protect our staff and our students, our parents and our teachers. May Allah Subhana Allah lead our principal and board and governors do that which is pleasing to Him. May Allah turn us away from that which is how Tom and purify us and our wealth and our homes and our schools from any excess and sinfulness and Riba Allah Ameen. May Allah Subhana Allah Minkus from those who are blessed in this dunya and blessed in this era that Allah protects us from the punishment of jahannam May Allah subhanho wa Taala assist us to all that which is good and deter us from all that which is sinful and evil. How that was suddenly a little heavy we Muhammad sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Ali Mohammed Camus Allah Allah Ibrahim are the early Ibrahim Philomena inaka hamidou Majeed wacka Dhawan al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Camus Sala.