Yahya Ibrahim – Am I a good Person

Yahya Ibrahim
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of praying and learning to be successful in life, as it is crucial for success in Islam. They emphasize the importance of finding people who do not want to do things and finding people who do not want to do things. The success of Islam is also highlighted in the success of prayer practices and in finding people who do not want to do things.
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and we send our prayers of peace for our number you Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, we testify that none is worthy of worship but Allah and that are whenever you Mohamed Salah Allahu Allah you ascend them Sallam is his worshiping slave and final messenger. I remind myself and you have Taqwa Allah azza wa jal, which is we seek to love Allah more to fear Allah more, and to have constant hope in the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa taala. Even it may be dark days that we find ourselves in. We pray that Allah Subhana Allah, Allah grants us higher on acceptance and Qaboun that Allah subhanaw taala protects us and our school and our staff, that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah assists us all to that

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which is pleasing to Him, and helps us to overcome ourselves in the urge to sin and to move away from the path of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there is a question that you and I always need to reflect on and ask ourselves. And it's a question that isn't new to any person who seeks to improve themselves in anything in life.

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But in particular, for those of us who are worshipers of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, those who have a love, hopefully for Allah and for I'm never you Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one of the questions that you and I that should be in our heart and on our mind as a regular basis is, am I from those who are genuinely good people? Allah Subhana Allah Allah always asks us, Kunal, Matt, I saw the team be with those who are truthful, be with those who are honest, be with those who do righteous tie when when we were taqwa, that if you're going to cooperate in anything, cooperate with people who are doing righteous deeds and things that lead to piety, when I tie when, what if me when

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one, and don't ever, not even once, help one another to that which is if sinful behavior or aggression against others. And in this way, whenever you look in the Quran, and Allah speaks to the believers in particular, it's always about self critique, self regulation, self discipline, self esteem, self confidence, to want to see where I can become better in my relationship with Allah. And I wanted to share with you some of the thoughts that I have for myself, for my home for my family, for my students, for our community, what are ways that you and I can begin to try to be more regular in thinking of how we can improve in life? One of the first question central to you and I is how

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well do I pray or not? Do I pray? Or how often do I pray? But it's how well do I pray? Because when Allah speaks to the believers in the chapter called the believers, and Allah says that the believers are those who are successful, but the f let me noon Alladhina home fees or that he him harshly rule, they are those who in their prayer, find humility with Allah. It's not a flat me noon and Lavina home use or loon that the believers are successful, the ones that pray. It's not whether you pray or not, but it's the depth of your prayer, your conscious effort, your intention to give yourself for just a few seconds Subhanallah you'll rock it's literally

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only a few seconds, from the moment you say Allahu Akbar, until you fall into sujood. For some saw that might be 30 seconds, 50 seconds for that short period of time. How much of it really was spent with Allah?

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How much of it really was for Allah?

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How much of it really is a measure a yardstick of my success? Because if that's the first element of success, and I can't count in a whole day of 24 hours, if I can't count, seconds where I was with Allah, then where is success, if salatu Juma that we're going to pray today? From the moment I say Allahu Akbar until I end with something like 360 seconds, 345 minutes at the most.

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How many minutes in this day belong between you and Allah Subhanallah verse number 207.

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Have Surah Al Baqarah

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is a verse that I was reading on Wednesday I do a live class for people in England on satellite TV. And the verse that I'm studying it's called The program is called Journey with the Quran. We're now at verse 207. Allah subhana, Allah to Allah says, Wamena nurse from amongst mankind, are those yes, sure enough, so who are those who are willing to sell of themselves if they are not above the law, they're willing to give from their self, whatever it costs just to please Allah once.

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Wala, hoorah, often very bad, but Allah is gentle with his creation. He doesn't want you to give everything of yourself. Allah doesn't want you to give the whole day just sitting in a mansion. It's actually haram for you to give up a job and an education to leave your family and say, I'm just going to live in Mecca. I'm just going to sit in front of the camera all day, I'm just going to sit there and do nothing. And if people give me food, that's enough for me. There is no monk you can't be a monk in Islam. You can't be a rock in the prophets I send them forbids it is haram. For you to just say I'm not going to do anything other than just sit there Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Subhana

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Allah I have to be productive. Do you know what this verse verse 207 of Saltalamacchia who was it revealed about?

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Some of you carry his name? His name is so high a roomie so he Ibni syneron a roomie Radi Allahu anhu, the Roman, one of the dear companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now, believe it or not, this man this great Sahabi he was a slave. He was kind of owned, part owned, he couldn't just decide things for himself, he had obligations to others. And when ALLAH SubhanA, Allah ordered the prophet to tell the Sahaba to go make his euro to Medina, everybody began to leave, but he can't leave. He owes people people can't won't let him go. Even after the Prophet made hijab Rasul Allah who Allah USL.

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He's like one of the few people in Mecca left

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and he comes to the people of Qureshi says, I will sell everything that I have. You can take everything that I own, my home, my horse, my camel, my land, my gold, my silver, my clothes, just leave me with what I'm wearing. And let me just leave and you can take everything.

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But let me go to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam let me be with the people of faith.

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The people of Quran they said okay, we can take everything said everything.

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You won't leave not even with a penny not a just the shirt not even your sword you can take. He said I'll I will walk barefoot. Just let me go.

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And as he exits make Mecca, empty handed. Allah in Medina reveals that verse about him to the prophets. I said

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the Prophet recites to them, this verse in Surah, Al Baqarah.

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That from all of humanity, there are some people who are willing to give up everything, just for Allah just for the Mohammed Salah Eason.

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So the Prophet recited it and when the Sahaba heard it is step shuttle they were like this, who is this is such a great person. And they began

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You stand at how raw which is the edge of the volcanic field near Medina. Chawla you get to visit Medina at the you know, in Medina It's surrounded on three sides by massive volcanic black volcanic rock.

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And irmo Mahatama used to stand at the end of a horror. And as soon as he saw this barefooted man walking out of the desert,

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on horse, it takes 10 days.

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He's walking,

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and he comes.

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And he recites to him, he says to him, simply what a good business deal you did.

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And so he says, I'm homeless, like I have nothing. He says to him, BarakAllahu Lika May Allah put baraka for you, you know, it's not I don't think I've done any I don't have any business, any recited to women from amongst mankind or those who sell of themselves for Allah's pleasure.

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What are you willing to do for Allah?

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seconds now asking you for hours or even minutes, just one rock

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where you focus with Allah.

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Now asking you to give up everything that you own. Well, Allah who are often very bad, Allah doesn't want everything from you. He just wants from you what you're able to give sincerely and truly for him.

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So I go back to that first first, or the f let me known. The believers are successful. What's the sign Alladhina Holmes feeds solidarity him. There are those who when they're in their prayer, Hachette room, they humble, they quiet down, they stand still, for Allah subhanho wa Taala the word Harsha it means to be still and quiet and unmoving. That's the language meaning but in Salah it means that your attention and focus with Allah every time you are led in prayer, you're reminded it's shallow. That's where that word comes from. You'll always hear me say if shadow is still straighten up, if shadow, humble yourself to Allah, keep your eyes at the place you will make your

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sujood because if it is just seconds that you have yourself with Allah, you will be from the successful in the second hole after June solista Raha I will speak to you about a second question that you and I need to ask ourselves Akuto Kohli Harada was the federal law the medieval

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suffered a lot all the way to the

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Alhamdulillah Hamza Shaqiri was further to say he did more saline. So you know whenever you know Mohamed Salah Allahu Allah, you are setting them well that

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Allah never requested of us to be self centered.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala never asks us just to connect ourself with him, at the exclusion and the expense of others.

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So you went on, even if we are humble in our prayer, and find quiet within ourselves and Allah, not just for seconds and minutes, which is wonderful and a great opportunity for us to connect with Allah. If in the same instance in the same moment of our life, if we become heedless.

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disinterest, disinterested.

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callous, harsh, angry, hostile, dismissive, bullying, overlooking, turning away from others. Allah subhanho wa Taala turns away from us.

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That's one of the mysteries of our relationship with Allah.

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That you can stand and pray to Allah day and night. But if people look at you, as a person who is not soft, and kind, and merciful and forgiving, and understanding, if you are not a person whose heart is tender, and is able to help those you like and those who don't like

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if your heart can give you the capacity to help those you know, and those who don't know

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if your heart and mind doesn't give you the will to be in the support of the ones you want.

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To support and also the ones who wouldn't support you.

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Somebody wouldn't do it for you. They wouldn't help you with your bag, they wouldn't help you to buy a meal when you forgot your lunch, they might have even done the opposite.

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And that's where Allah subhanho wa Taala asks us to find him. In those who are times it's difficult to love somebody who does unlovable things, to forgive somebody who does things that they wouldn't forgive in us. Know Allah subhanho wa Taala tells the prophets I send them that he instructs us by saying that if you want a place in Jannah, err fu I'm involvement.

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Forgiven forget from the one who's done something wrong to you. It's not still there. It's over and done with just forgive and forget and ask Allah for reward in its place.

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Well, Salman katok, and the one who neglects you, you connect them, the one who turned away from you and they don't have a right to don't just say I'll never talk to them again. I'll never forgive them again, I'll never be their friend, I'll never help them. And if I saw them in trouble, I wouldn't even look twice, I just let them drown.

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That is in the heart that will place you in Jannah.

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And one of the prerequisites of entering jedna is Allah says in surah talara when Zan MFE so duty him really, that they have to remove and I will remove from their hearts animosity before they can step an inch in gender.

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And therefore one of the things that we seek to pride ourselves on here at El Amin College, and for the years that I've been here is to find balance with justice, with harmony and with care, even for those who may not provide it to us.

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We seek to have a culture of respect that leads to self respect, justice that leads to us wanting to be just towards others. I pray that Allah Subhana Allah, Allah makes you from those as you continue to mature into your future, becoming those who practice that Sunnah of the prophets I seldom. And I leave you with this story from the Sierra. There used to be a woman who every day as the prophet exits his home, she would put garbage in his path and thorns and things that were unmentionable to try to harm him because he told people to come to believe in God.

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And one day, she doesn't put anything in front of his doorstep, he would wake up in the morning to remove it before others would be harmed by it. And then the second day, and then on the third day, he knocks on her door.

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He asked what's wrong? Are you okay? Is everything okay with you? She says, What makes you knock on my door? He says, Well, I think, you know, I felt that maybe something's not right with you. She goes, why? He said, Well, you know, excuse me for saying every day, you've been throwing garbage at my doorstep, throwing you know, dead things in front of my path and thorns. And it's been two three days you haven't done it. So obviously, either you're traveling or you're sick. So I came to knock and see if you need any help.

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You know, in the Sierra, it's not a hadith. But in this story in the Sierra, she says, you know, my son lives near me, well, me or only he didn't come to visit me. And you're this person who I've been abusing all this time. And you're asking about me. Truly these are qualities of a messenger of God leads you to enter into faith. A man enters the magic of the prophets. I send them what everybody's there. In the magic of the prophets, I send him with one prayer equals 1000 and he begins to urinate in the masjid. In public.

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The Sahaba they got up to grab them they were gonna tear them apart. How dare you come in in front of the Messenger of Allah so I sell them and do such a vile indecent act. And the man says that Mohammed sai Selim simply said to them, do leave them, let him finish. Don't interrupt them just leave him. And after he finished, the Prophet says to the Sahaba go and get water and clean it. He doesn't say you go get water.

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He says to the Sahaba who were angry with a man go get water, you clean it and you come here and he talks to the men away from everyone. And he says to me, I have listened I don't even need to know your name. What you just did lie. Your slur is not right. This is the house of God where prayer is worship for that town. Don't ever do this again.

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The man says I swear by the one

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Do I believe in as Allah, that when he spoke those words to me with such gentleness, I felt that there was no one on the earth that I loved more than him. Some Allah Halima said.

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That is the way of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, to build to care for others, even those who have done wrong, even those who have done what you don't expect of them to do.

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We pray that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah allows us to build a culture of love and tolerance and faith and a commitment to the way in the teachings in the path of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam love marriage Islam on Muslimeen was the other Adeem Allah Medina were teaming up from a rocky mean, Allah manga Allah the cricket or show Kritika Watterson everybody Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayidina Muhammad in hola hola. Muda ecotel who use Aluna? Allah NaVi Yeah, you handed in M and Solu are they he was certainly Musa slim Allahumma Salli wa Sallim wa sallim wa barik ala Abdic of Rasulullah Mohammed Nabil Omiya he was so happy he was seldom at the Sleeman

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