Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
Series: Yahya Ibrahim - Guidebook to God
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yaqeen certainty, there's a difference between knowledge and being certain of our knowledge. And certainty is one of those important aspects that builds the character, the ethics, the morality of us as believers because it makes us certain of our, our, our accountability to the higher power to the Almighty, Allah Subhana Allah to honor we come to appreciate that it's not just I know that Allah is there. I know that he sent us our Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but it gives us something greater, it gives us the certainty that yes, the reward that has been promised is true. And sadly, for some, the punishment that is deserved, will also be a reality and true. eliakim is
something that Allah subhana wa to Allah has established in the Quran in different levels, there's alemannia clean, there is the knowledge that leads to certainty things that we know that can make us certain about a lot. and European this certainty is something that is witnessed to, and it's something that is known because we have seen its reality in our life. And I want you to understand that for many of us as Muslims, the reasons we are finding it difficult at times to be complete in our relationship with Allah is not that we don't know enough about Allah, or that we haven't heard enough about Allah and His Messenger Sai Salim, or we are not familiar with verses of the Quran or
particular texts and Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim, or that the answers to our questions haven't been answered well, but the reason we're not able to translate our knowledge into practice is the issue of certainty. So the person who lays in bed at 530 in the morning, when they should rise and wake up to answer the call of hyla Salah halal fella, a similar to how you don't mean unknown, prayers are more significant, more important in better for you in your life and your existence now and in the next life than the sleep that you're going to have for this one hour that's left in your sleep. that the reason we're unable to push off us our blankets is because certainty. It's not that
we don't know the obligation of the prayer. It's that at times in our house hard, there's this doubt that a law will hold us accountable, that there might be this entrance of the statement of the shape on in our heart that makes us believe that a loss of Hannah who went to Allah will be forgiving even though he has warned us of being of those who is going to take us to task at the same time it might be that in our hearts. Yes, I believe in Jenna but you know that there's this lingering doubt that remains in there. And therefore I wish to speak to myself and you honestly through a dictator of the Prophet Mohammed Sai Selim that he received it in the Quran as a way of mentoring him in the Sahaba
with one Allahu la him about how to consolidate faith how to achieve Eman how to increase yaqeen in Allah and that is in a very simple way first and foremost is that when there is a doubt that has crept in our heart in the form of a question that we ask that people have knowledge and a lot tells us in the foreign fests lol a victory in quantum let alone ask the learned if you are not aware of the answer to the question if you do not have knowledge about a particular issue. You see this as being a constant habit of the elite of the prophets of Allah. So I want you to consider in Soto tel Baqarah Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about Ibrahim alayhis salaam, who's Ibrahim Ibrahim he is
referred to by Allah in the Quran as the one who became the best friend of Allah. He took a law as his best friend so a lot took him what dukkha the law who, Ibrahim mahalo Allah, Allah allowed Ibrahim to become an intimate friend of his Ibrahim was aware of a law like that he can Nori Ibrahima, mallacoota semovente without a law says I allowed Ibrahim to see the realities in the dominion and the majesty of the heavens and the earth. Abraham was able to witness so much that gave him knowledge of God. But there comes that point even amongst the elite, where they demonstrate Allah uses them to demonstrate to us the importance of asking a question. Now this isn't a sign when
you ask a question like this, that you are lacking in faith hashoah Kela that Ibrahim alayhis salam doesn't have in his heart certainty. But I want you to see the way the question is phrased, and how a law's response is it as being a lesson for you and I to pursue knowledge of things
At times, if we were to leave them, they would undermine our yaqeen undermine our certainty in the law undermine our knowledge in Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala quotes Ibrahim by saying with Karla Ibrahim. Rob be Ariadne cave to heal Mota, Ibrahim says Oh my Lord, show me how you will bring the dead to life. Carla, I will him took me. Allah says Ibrahim, is it because you lack faith? Is it because you're uncertain? Is it because you don't believe in me completely? Karla Bella Bella kidnapped my Nickleby. My Lord, I do believe in you with certainty. I do have a man that is completely new in our law, but I want my heart to have no agitation. I want my heart to be tranquil
with Toma Nina with completion. So Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't respond by saying, Well since you believe and you've admitted you believe, then wait until the day of judgment. Why do you need to see how I will bring the debt to life? A law rather indulges Ibrahim and says yeah, Ibrahim take out about a minute for you for sort of hoonah la take four different types of birds shapes, sizes, feathers colors, and slice them up, dice them into fine mix them into different categories, whether Allah Cooley jobelan min hoonah Jews and surround the mountainside all around you with different clumps of their mixed flesh to Maduro Hoon yet Tina casaya and then call them to you they will come
to you put unmanufactured back into each other while Ireland and the law and know that Allah is the one who is all knowing the one who is all wise, the one who is almighty Subhana Allah Musa alayhis salam Could you imagine Moses Allah set up? He speaks to a lot directly. What can Lem Allah who Musetta claim Allah law speaks to moose and moose a response to Allah. Moosa stands on the mountain Tour de se na and he says Rob, be Eleni under a lake in Surah. Al are off. Oh Allah, allow me to look upon your blessing face.
Call ln torani Allah says you will not be able to see me in this life or Moosa when they can no longer eligible but look to the mountain over there a lot doesn't just simply say no, but Allah demonstrates to Musa why and that's why it's important for our families, our children for ourselves, that we don't just hear the text, but we also seek to understand as much of it as we can, there will be certain things that we will not be able to understand. And there are certain things that we simply have to say semi I know Atlanta, but for a vast majority of aspects in our life. We should come to a point where we ask questions and seek their answers. Allah says look to the mountain over
there at the great distance that massive structure yeah mouza for in estacado McKenna hufa Sofia torani if that mountain remains firm, upright as you remain to see it now you will be able to see me Fela Matta gel, our abou little Jebel. When Allah allowed some of his majesty, some of his beauty some of his countenance to become known to that mountain, an iota of the majesty of a lot become became unveiled to that mountain. It was destroyed.
From the blessedness of a lot, it came to an end, and it turned into pulverized dust, we'll have to remove that slide. And from that site and experience, Moses fell down to unconsciousness and death. La la la brought him back. And Moses came to know that this is an unreal expectation Italia Salaam assalamu on behalf of the howardian people who believe in Allah bring down a table spread sort of the night the fifth chapter of the Quran that we can eat from the fruits of Jenna, from the food of Jenna noodle, Nakula Min hotma in Nakuru, una we want to eat from it so that our hearts are at ease everything you have said we believe in it. But we want one more sign. And Allah Subhana Allah says
in the mana zero, hi alaikum I will bring it down to you and the one who eats of it and disbelieves in me, I will punish them in a way that they will never be punished amongst mankind. Let us be from those who seek to build our certainty in a law by asking that people have knowledge by not allowing our questions to remain unanswered by approaching our children and giving them an opportunity. And I hope that this is a function that I and many of the people of influence and knowledge within our communities can seek to address it. This is one of the reasons that we seek to hold these kind of summits and meetings even if it's virtually behind your screen today to increase our email and our
children's email. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala consolidate our faith, give us knowledge but also increase our certainty by being able to engage with that knowledge with the premise of semi auto now we hear and we obey to pannacotta bene, Matt Abner kahakai baddeck Allah we always acknowledge
That you are the most mighty and you're the most complete and we will never worship you as you deserve to be worshipped. May Allah subhanho wa Taala increase our yochanan heart and give us knowledge that is practiced. Well suddenly lahoma wa Sallim wa barik ala Sayidina Habibi. Now whenever you know Mohammed, your brother you have Rahim was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh