Road to Return #21 – Going Against The Flow

Yahya Ibrahim

Channel: Yahya Ibrahim

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I'm just going to go with the flow. I'm just going to do what everybody else does. And if everybody else is doing it, surely it shouldn't be wrong. Surely it shouldn't be bad. If everybody voted for it, it's got to be okay. And that for us as Muslims is not the test of suitability of right or wrong. That which determines right or wrong is the divine guidance sent to us by Allah and the Sunnah of his messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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We are not always the ones that go with the flow. Sometimes we have to battle upstream. Sometimes we have to go and stand in a direction and in a place that may not be flowing with what the rest of people's attitudes are, whether it's related to their sexual ethics related to their permissibility and attire related to the things they consume, to the intoxication that they may take. Whether it's related to the financial irresponsibility and usury and interest and Riba systems that are performed, we don't just go with the flow. In fact, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described You and I, as being those who are distinct, he said that we're not different in that

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sense. We are strange with our distinction. We are not strange because we seek to be in opposition. He said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to ballyhoura back how beautiful and what great good news awaits those who are hurried. Those who will be estranged in their distinction from the majority of others. Other people in their majority are going to be doing things but this smaller group of my followers, my people, my oma, they're going to be distinct. They're going to have a hallmark, they're going to seek the athlete, I'm more than the dunya. They're going to seek prayers why other people seek lust, they're going to be people who are going to hold back from earning haraam and from

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spending it in haraam. They're going to be distinct from society to value horribad and the prophets I send them said that this this type of attitude and behavior bedazzle Islam mohareb Islam, when it came, it entered into mechanic was distinct, it separated between people. People knew that this person is a Muslim from that, because they were distinct. They did things in a different way, not in an opposing way, in a different distinct way that ennoble them. They marked themselves with their clothing, with their prayer with their will do with their cleanliness. They were distinct to value horror about how good it is that reward for those who are distinct in that nature. Islam began as

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being distinct, and it shall return to being distinct. It'll return to people you know, even within our Muslim community, that there will always be those law heavy National Heart holding upon to the truth layer, the Roman holla home, they won't be harmed by those who have let them down even from their own people. May Allah Subhana Allah give us the mark of distinction make our soldiers are more important than other things in our life, make our obedience to our parents and love for them more than other things in life. make us from those who are honoring to the tradition in the suit of the prophets I seldom lovers of Allah azza wa jal in a way that is complete as he is deserving,

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worshiping of him Subhan Allah to Allah, more than we worship our own desires. We are not the oma that simply goes with the flow. We are those who had times battle upstream seeking the heights of Elgin May Allah subhanho wa Taala make you an eye from the people have elevated levels Allahumma amin