Channel: Yaser Birjas
Faith at its worst and best – What is Eman?
This talk was given at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center on April 13, 2017.
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Salam aleikum wa barakato
handler Bellarmine sola, sola Baraka Nabina Muhammad Allah Allah Azza wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira some but Welcome to session number three of the Ramadan series that we have which is about a man it is now it's my Eman faith as it's worse and it's best now how many of you guys over here believes or three that is a man or a man is Mashallah always at its best Anyone?
Anyone can claim that he managed the level of manual workers to decode the lawn. Okay for an hour or more.
Or I'll even Have you thought about it a lot, even if
no one probably can claim to have the level of the man at that level. But sometimes we do feel that our Eman gets so high that we start sorting all the way up because Mashallah, it does that. Is that how it feels? Is that how it feels when you're Mashallah around the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and have a strong Eman. And then sometimes we feel that you know what, it's going all the way down. They're like, Oh, what's happening to me. And sometimes you feel it's sliding and it's going all the way down. There is no end to this. So if you let that sit, you lose your faith completely. And then it goes back again. So what happens? What's the story of the event tonight to Charlotte to Baraka,
Darla, we continue with the third session if you guys remember what this session number one, we talked about the heart, the kind of heart, the type of heart, how they are, you know, function and work with the subject of demand. The second thing we talked about the sin, the sin which is the burden that engulfs this heart and covers the hearts Pamela would would that toxic, of course, you know, practice and habits. And now we're talking about a man the thing that that's funny that makes the heart function properly. Or actually if it if it lacks it, it's basically kind of goes down. So the the energy of the heart and that is an email. So
once upon a time, I started to understand the concept of Eman,
a Sahaba jelly have a handle to seguro de la Ramada. One day he was walking the streets of Medina. He met our workers to do our work was the season because I said America handler gave us but Good morning. Hello. How are you doing today? Santa Monica, how are you doing today? Immediately handled again the answer call hamdulillah.
Because I feel hypocrite today. And remember hypocrisy in Medina was known to be one of the greatest sins. No because the believers are true to their faith. And there are people who are also very clear being non believers. But then those are in between because a lot of troubles for the people of Medina. So he said in Africa today I
was shocked because you knew who handler was Allah Subhana Allah Mata cool? What do you say? What are you talking about? forgotten akuna and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had this inner an agenda it will not forgotten what
we were when we said what the prophet sallallahu wasallam. We hear from him about agenda we hear about jahannam as if we watch this. Like we get to the level of certainty. We get to the level of Eman and faith as if we're watching it. What I can but since once we leave and we go back to our families, we go back to our wives and children and other businesses and so on. NACA Thielen, we tend to forget a lot of this is the marriage of the alcohol. So we're close to that when he heard that. He said to him to himself and talk to a handler is this what you call hypocrisy, power law in the legitimate lead Alec. Luke was speaking here. Abu Bakr de is still in handler. Is this what you call
hypocrisy? I have that too.
He said now let's go to the Prophet salla sam to clarify the situation. They go to the Prophet salaallah salah and handler explains the professor's and his situation his dilemma. Yasser Allah, I feel hypocrite today. And the professor Sam said, Why am I that? What's going on? Carlos when we sit here, and we hear from you about Jen and Johanna, as if we see that with our eyes, which means we get to that level of certainty of faith. We believe in what you're saying and so certain as if we're watching it, but then when we go home, we tend to forget a lot. Pokhara Rasulullah has Allah subhanaw taala the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam. He taught him Carla one line. Well,
Nadine fcbd said to him salatu salam, no undercounter Karuna few BeautyCon if you would stay and remain in your house, in your households, if you go home, and you stay the way you are with me over here means you maintain that level of certainty, that level of faith, that level of belief to that level all the time. He says cassava hut Kumara toccata. Allah furoshiki the angels will shake hands with you and will meet with you in the street and in your own household in your houses. What does the professor mean by that? He's telling him if you choose
to that level, means you're no longer a human being. You become an angel.
In that level of perfection of faith, perfection of the practice of faith, it's actually is not a human level. He's telling him, you will become an angel. Therefore, the angel will have no reason to hide themselves from you. They will come, they will come out publicly. Then he gave him the answer caerlaverock and satin was
the word sat and wasa, which literally means one hour this way, one hour that way, but it's actually understood by saying sometimes this way, sometimes that way, what does it mean? A lot of people must misunderstood this Hadees by saying one hour, that means one time you do good deeds, and some other time. It's okay. You know, to quit some of these good answers go break some of the rules. Now, it doesn't mean to break the rules. This means actually one hour you devoted to worship, and some other time you will be taken recreational time in the halaal and a MOBA manner. That's it. For the prophets. Allah said Mr. Lingus as human beings. That level of Eman fluctuates. So what does that
mean? inshallah Allah in this session, we're going to be discussing this these these points in this subject. What is the meaning of faith and what's the meaning of Eman? What is the nature of faith anyway? How do you how do you even measure that? You can even measure when you are feeling Mashallah your Eman is going high? demand is going down? Can you even measure that? And what are the signs? What are the red flags? What How do I know that I'm going up or going down? I need to know that right? That's an important thing for me. I need to have this indication. So I know when it fluctuates, how do I invest into it to go up and how can protect or rescue myself when it's going
down? We're going to more about this in Charlotte about a katana how to keep our demand strong vanilla Xhosa
people and faith when it comes to the matter of faith, people are two groups Allah subhana wa jal explained to them and sort of delayed which we decided in selected Muslim right now. Carlota barakaatuh Allah for
our taco, was that the Colville husana and then he said in the other actually the state of Iowa where am bocadillos Davina work has ever been SNA so Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about two two categories. What do they come from from the beginning of sawtell? Well, lately, the yaksha one nihari that agenda, one maharlika dako then Allah subhanaw taala says in Messiah Camilla shatta, indeed, your site which means you did your work in your heart, you're toiling shut down, which means it actually divergent means different ways in different paths. Allah subhana wa tada chose to make the dichotomy between two he says for a moment our taco, like one group does what
what taco they give, and if you realize the reason why the last of Hannah's speak about charity giving when he was speaking about a man, why is that because truly, truly, for people to for people to give generously, when they know that they can, they are getting absolutely nothing in return in the dunya they have to have a strong faith. So truly giving generously is a great it's a great indication of strong Eman. You know when you only have $5,000 in his pocket or maybe in your account or maybe $500 and then they ask you to give generously and then now you struggle Should I give my money or not? How long then you just give why because you believe a loss of power will give you back
now that is a huge sign of a man so losses to mmm and Otto Taka those who give and they feel as though Joel was adorable. And they believe in the best which means the hereafter the reward of the hereafter. So Allah says believed the listener and then the category says well Imam and Bakula was dilemma and for the person who was became miser and he withheld us from giving for the sake of Allah azza wa jal was done. And then they considered themselves any they're wealthy enough there no need of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But Allah azza wa jal were kept prisoner. And they he says panel data kept that which means to deny two words of affirmation here, sadaqa and Candela. A group of people
will believe, and the other one would deny. This is where we go from believing shallow just to explain the meaning of a man. And then we say how people fluctuate until they come close to the point of denial. So with p we are between believing to the perfect level of belief, or we go all the way to the bottom, and we get to the level of the villa denying in between the different degrees and different categories of people. That's what Allah says, shut,
which means there are many degrees. There are so many, but the highest is to have that sense. That's perfect sense of belief, and the lowest when people deny and get in between the different degrees.
of believing in Allah subhanho wa Taala What's the meaning of the word Allah? When you hear the word Eman? What does it mean exactly in the Arabic language? The word Eman means
just like it was mentioned earlier sort of delay was said dockable Hasina. So it means at the from sadaqa. You said the deacon. And what's the meaning of the stick? At does this is when you believe in somebody, you know, when someone tells the truth, you say I believe you. That's what it means. So basically, you believe the person because you believe that they what they're bringing to you is the truth. So that's it. And the last panel, what Allah gave us an example in the Quran, in Surah, Yusuf Ali Salaam, when Allah Spanish Allah spoke about the story of the children of use of when they came, you know, with the with the blood and the spirit of the brother. And they said, they said to her
father, when my aunt, Minnie Nana, what elkanah saw the field, woman, anti men in the old man movement. So he they said, but you would not believe us. Even if we're truthful, even if we're telling the truth, you won't believe us. So the word at this deal is the significance of a man. And obviously, when we say that from the linguistic perspective, and a man means to believe, so what is the essence of being faithful and being in a moment? Obviously, it's all about authority, which means to believe, but what does it mean? How do people believe this is now the technical or theological definition of Eman, meaning, how do you define a deal? from a technical perspective? Or
Allah? They gave actually this definition for on demand. And by the way, I'm not going to go into the debate among the theological school of thought in Islam to definition for the definition of a man. This is just basically the germ of a suitable Gemma's definition of a man they say that if I don't bill, gentlemen, will Columbian lizanne Ramadan Bill jawara, he will or can jazzy to be thought of a man when possible without a plan? What does that mean? I'm going to explain this quickly. inshallah. Then we go into details. They say at codon Ville genon. algernon means the heart agenda is another name or actually description of the heart. To God, this is when you basically when
you when you settle
the matters of faith into the heart. electric car is basically when you believe when you indoctrinate your heart, you could say on these matters of faith anticodon bergenin. So this is now by heart. Well, Colin, Bill, listen, komiza statement. So it's whatever you say, Would you turn you affirm that once you have it in your heart, you have to firm that and confirm that with your tongue will Columbo Listen, and then when I'm alone will jawara can Okay, now I have it in my heart. I've already confirmed that with my statement. Now I need to prove it. How do you prove that you prove it of course by following through with your actions will admirable jawara he will account Okay, so that
is not that that's the plan. I need first of all to have it in my heart. And I have to testify and attest to this bitung statements. And then I need to follow through with this and continue through actions. Okay, so what's the benefit of these actions anyway? Why do I have to do act of deeds that I will you know, what is exactly the relate to the man, our Allah suitable Gemma, they say he has to do with it, man, because your Eman your faith will increase when you obey Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it will decrease when you disobey Allah. And of course, if you disobey Allah Subhana What are you being sent you obeying somebody else, whoever that is, and obviously many, many ways people you
follow our desires, because we follow the whispers of the shaitaan. So once again, as a man, a man to understand what faith is exactly. It's what you have in your heart, what you really tie your heart, you know, upon, what are these beliefs that you have in your heart. The second thing, once you have in your heart is going to come out in your mouth. Whatever comes from your mouth, sometimes indication that you do have something in the heart over there. Okay, once I now affirm it and confirm that I believe in these things, I need to follow through with this by showing It and Prove it with actions. And we're going to talk about the meaning of action shallow data. So now that we
talk about actions, what's the point of making these actions because these actions will increase my emotion by obeying Allah subhanho wa Taala. And, obviously, if my my actions are not in accordance with Allah subhanho wa Taala will decrease the level of demand. Just understanding this definition gives you right now a direction to start monitoring yourself. You know,
when you start feeling weak, you realize where it's coming from. Whether you're not doing enough good deeds or
You're doing some extra unfortunately negative deeds.
Go back again to schedule. How did you begin your day? Why did you feel now not so good at the end of the day? maybe haven't done enough to raise your Eman or increase the level of your email?
When it comes to emails to understand what is it exactly that we need to confirm our heart upon? What do we need? What are these things that we need to testify and attest to by tongue and through actions? What are these things, there are now what we call them the articles of faith are kind of among six articles of faith number one, to believe in one God and only one Allah subhanho wa Taala, oneness of Allah zosen. Number two, to believe in the angels, Allah. Number three, to believe in the Scriptures, which means the message of Allah subhana wa Taala, which is sent to all the prophets equally in terms of believing Allah as it's always the same message, maybe the delivery of the
message, or at least, that the law of the people at the time was different. But the message in itself was always one to believe in one and only once upon a wattana. Number four, to believe in the messengers, those who carry these messages to the people then via the mursaleen. Number five, to believe in the day of judgment that this world is coming to an end. And one day we will all stand before Allah subhanho wa Taala to answer for our actions, and six, to believe in the predestination, what Allah subhana wa Taala has written now that has been forced upon us, but Allah subhanho wa Taala by his knowledge, he knew whatever is going to happen, and this was a call with Allah subhanho
wa Taala. Now obviously, I don't want to go into details. Does that mean because we've said that in many, many different sessions, but just to mention something quickly in terms of knowledge. How do I have the proper knowledge of these six articles of faith? Because when it comes to the man, when it comes to faith, Allah subhana wa Taala says, lamb and Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah have the knowledge that there is no God but Allah subhana wa Taala A lot of us we go into weakness of Eman and weakness of faith because of what unfortunately, because we don't have the proper knowledge or we don't have the strong knowledge that will help us see things right. You know, because the last pass is another
one Mercado la haka. kodra. Allah azza wa jal criticized some other nations and people from before he said, one quarter la Hakata, they did not give Allah subhanho wa Taala. The right estimate, which means, because of the lack of the knowledge, they did not did not appreciate the laws of Canada properly, they did not give him the reverence that he deserves upon was Allah, a lot of us as Muslims, even even Muslim Subhanallah we don't have the right knowledge or even enough knowledge to understand the greatness of Allah azza wa jal, and that's how you fall into mistakes. So how much knowledge Do I need to know from these six articles? They're automatically divided into two
categories, there is horrible keyfile and there is there is for the Align the borderline, which means that the personal obligation upon you and the key fire, it's for everybody else for you know, general knowledge, which means there is huddle, commando huddle, huddle cannot is perfection. It is that knowledge. And there is that which means enough, it's the minimum is for for you to believe in these six articles of faith and stand their meanings. Which means when I say to believe in the angels, what does the angels mean? Like what Like, who do you believe, to believe in the angels?
Do I have to believe in all the details about the angels? How many? What are their duties? Where do they go? How do they live their life? If they have? Do they die? All these do annual have to know all the details? The answer is no.
But the more you know, the more you appreciate and understand when it comes to believing in the messengers, the same thing. I need to believe in the minimum that they were human beings sent by our last panel with Allah to deliver the message. Do I have to know how many all of them by name to which people which nation did they go to? Not necessarily, the more you know, the better this for you. Same thing when it comes to Allah subhana wa Tada. I need to know about Allah paralyzed surgeon that He is the Creator, that he is one and only once upon on what I need to know about his beautiful names and attributes. But do I have to know all the details and all the theological debates about
about the nature of the names of Allah subhana wa Taala and his beautiful attributes? The answer is no, no, this is the minimum that's required for me. However, the more you know, the better it is. Why? Because Allah subhanaw taala says in them if Shalom and a baddie and aroma truly those who fear Allah subhana wa Taala among the servants or Allah, those who have the knowledge. So if you to if you have the knowledge that more you know, the better it is for you because it's going to give you an access shallow to the mid to the better understanding of the deen of Allah as origin.
Okay, let's talk about another definition.
We said definition. Let's go back to the dimension itself. We said it's Jenna. Columba. Listen. Womble Jawahar. Can you see the man when possible?
Let's see if you guys still remember the meaning of these words. So what's the big what's the three parts of a man
can help me out? First of all, to believe Where?
My heart right to have your friend the heart. Okay, what's the second thing?
To say? Listen, not just say keep it in, then you have to you have to proclaim it basically and testify. Number three, what is it?
To prove it? How do you prove it? Through actions? Okay, what's the point of the actions? What's the point of this action? What do they do?
Is it decreases Of course, our faith when we do a good deed. And if we don't, what happens? Now, email will come down. Let's talk about now. And a man by heart. What does it mean? Our alumni, they say, we've come to believe in the heart there are two things. Number one and chlorophyll called the meaning of a colorful Club, which means to settle the heart on the articles of faith. How does that work? Full submission?
You know how many people do we know today? They have doubts about if Allah Allah exists or not in the first place among the Muslims even
especially in this generation, we have a lot of youth come these days troubled because of what they started on in school, what they've been reading here and there because it wouldn't be watching on TV, even movies, even these novels and stories that they read these this panel, it was and put seeds of doubt in their minds and their hearts. So once a person was a very confirmed and his man or her Eman suddenly they come with doubts.
You need to serve your heart on the believer in the law surgeon. That's what it means. We need to settle your heart on the believer of Mohammed Salah sending the Messenger of Allah, you need to settle your heart on the belief that there's a day it's called the day of judgment that you need. You need to believe in that that you're going to be standard for Allah subhanho wa Taala you need to settle your heart on this, which means it has 100 100% there, no doubt about it. And the shaytan is not going to stop attacking that belief. Even the prophet SAW some wonders against it. He said the shadow will come to one of you and he would say man halaqa man halaqa man calacatta who created this
who created this industry Tom comes in a clever way meaning he started basically cannot help you wonder about the magnificent creation of Allah Xhosa. Like I said, watching the sunset, wow. Subhan Allah loves Luke, who created this Allah. And then you go to the stars, and you go to the cloud, and then suddenly just the JSON comes this magnificent thing. But what about Allah?
Who cares a lot? Where do you come from? That question, the professor said, well, the shutdown gets you there. Hello, the velocemente ceratophyllum shadow Gypsy cripples will love them the shutdown and stop, quit. Because that's beyond our internal human brain. It's limited, so we can't get there. So again, the whole concept here is to settle your heart on the matter of faith. And the second thing, it's basically analytical to work your heart on this faith. What does that exactly mean? If you believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala is a Rosa, what's a mini cooper is
the one who provides. So how should the heart react to this belief? What do you guys think?
Not the question provision. What else?
How about debacle? What about reliance in Alaska, Panama, if you believe is reserved, then you rely on him. A lot of us Muslims have a problem with that.
I mean, a lot of brothers and sisters who freak out when they lose their jobs.
And even when they have a good job, they freak out. They afraid to lose their jobs.
And sometimes they become so afraid to lose their job that it caused them to do bad performance at their job, that they lose their jobs. Because even though they believe a lie result, but their heart is not working upon this.
If you know that Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah azza wa jal is
the most powerful, the one who is capable of doing all things, how to translate into your heart,
that you put your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala of him capability of doing this when you make sure
that your surgeon that Allah is capable of doing these things. That's the meaning of working hard on believing and of course on the matters of faith, the same thing would come to believe in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam if you truly the Messenger of Allah was a great messenger of Allah and His way is the best way. So what do I need to do? You need to work your heart on that path, which means the love for the Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam and to follow his example and to follow his soon
The love for that, to have this in your heart. So all of the heart all the matters of the heart right now, they're concerned, I'm a little called the action of the heart. So you're going to have to have the faith, settle your heart on these matters of faith, and then help by working your heart onto this. Okay? Is that easy? It's not going to be easy.
It's not going to be easy. Because one of the one of the most difficult things to do is to control the heart. Who controls the heart or Gemma? Allah Subhana Allah, Allah azza wa jal, the one who said our professors and settlers of color when asked by Masada man, that the hearts are between two fingers over a man and a man that says his majesty, you can live like a fish and he is the one who has control control these hearts by his words of Hannah watan, so you always ask a lot to confirm hard that's why the prophets are supposed to make the DA Yama caliber approval of salt. Sabbath can be Allah did your Allah yamasa better group you're the one who confirms the heart. You are the one
who confirms the site, submit calbee Allah Derek made my heart confirmed and solid on your faith. So you always ask Allah to confirm that. So this isn't in regard to the subject of the heart. Now how do we know that a man exists in the heart and soul for gerat? Allah subhanho wa Taala gave us the example of the Bedouins when they came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and they claim they say kawaman we believe we're believers we're believers. Allah subhana wa Taala replied he replied to them he said Skyler Cora Rama Nakula
you're not believers it well I can call you Islam and say we are Muslims.
What am I a total amount of people who become but an Imam did not get into your heart yet.
A lot of us probably may be what our modern day veterans
we might think of a man is filling our hearts. But in reality we only Muslims, which means we only submit by actions. I do my five daily prayers. I fast Ramadan, I pay my Zika I've done my hydrogen hamdulillah I'm maintaining my Eva devotional acts. But is that how is that affecting the quality of my email? Maybe not so much. This just like the bedroom style? They say Amanda we believe Allah says no, this is not what this what this is called Islam you submitted
but now show me what belief is a belief has to affect the heart and we're going to come to that afterwards inshallah to barakaatuh.
The second thing is a man through statement by tongue, Allah subhana wa Tada.
Made a Shahada attain the beginning of faith once you become a Muslim, you have to proclaim that by testifying, seeing a shadow Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah the Prophet sallahu wa sallam, in the Hadith, he says, He says, amen to no patinas He said, I was I've been given the orders to find the people which means that people have died even peninsula there had their shadow Allah Allah, Allah, Allah until they testify until they proclaim there is no God but Allah,
they should which means they have to say it, just to have it in the heart is not finished. I need to hear I need to know that they actually they claim it and they claim it correctly. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam once was asked by Amara Amara, Sophia Abdullah, the last run Kala Yasser Allah polyfill Islamic colon, Allahu Adam, bad Senora sola. Tell me something about Islam. I don't have to ask anyone after you like this summarize this Islam for me, the Prophet salla sam gave him a brilliant answer. He said, cool. I meant to be Latin mister. You want what Islam is the essence the essence of Islam, say I believe, and then prove it.
As simple as that.
Say, I believe and then prove it. So he said, say you need to pronounce you to proclaim that faith. And then he said some mustard mustard, mustard amines, and then becomes that remain steadfast on this path. Obviously that means what? Prove it. It's not sufficient that you say it is not sufficient that you have it in your heart, it has to come out in your actions. And if it doesn't show there, that means it's not perfect yet. And one of the first action we need to put it of course to show is by tongue that you pronounce it, you proclaim it.
Then a man by actions, the man by actions, like we said, you have in your heart, and then you proud to testify this and you you attest to this. And now you need to prove it. You need to show that you truly genuine to that statement. How is that? And how does the Navy SEAL a lot of asylum, an amount over the ownership of your oil almost to the sugar, the purposes some says that a man would come to faith, faith comes has more over 60 something 60 something 70 something generations 60 or 70 something basically branches and then it says Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah Allah is the top and the upper most of the categories and the
branches of Eman
C'est la ilaha illa. Allah SubhanAllah. That's very interesting By the way, the top is to say, you see, which means statements again, and how important that is. The prophet SAW some says whoever, whoever makes the last thing to pronounce on his deathbed, La ilaha illAllah intergender This is how important that is.
Just to say and that's why the professor also said, Abdullah, declare La ilaha illAllah have the best words of remembrance is to repeat, repeat repeatedly saying, la Illa in the law that is, there is no God but Allah, no God or no date, the word the worship Allah subhanho wa Taala never, ever stop repeating that day and night Mr. La ilaha illa Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Repeat that all the time, every time whenever you go, keep reminding yourself that God was the worship of Allah subhana wa. Then he said, What are the NA means the least, the least of the branches in the categories of faith, a motto to the other and a theory is the removal of filth,
remove harm of the road. You walk, for example, on a walking trail. You see, there's a glass that's in the middle, you know, someone might step on it you you're fortunate to see it and witness that. So what do you do? You go you bend down, you take extra moment to take it out of the way. Why because now you're thinking other people might get hurt when you do this, out of this kind of kindness and of believing in the reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's an act of faith.
Sometimes Sometimes we remove it just because we know it's wrong to be keep it there anyway, that that kind of belief is an act of good character. An act of good character is also an act of faith. So he said the professor was a multiple other anomalies on the list of it is just the removal of dirt or first or whatever harm from the road. Carlos Avila salon will hire Sherpa to travel a man and they'll hire which means modesty and higher modesty. Sure about human Eman, one of the categories and the branches of a man to be modest. That's one category of faith, any man. Unfortunately, in our time in our traditional culture over here, it seems that modesty has become a
negative negative trait. People think being modest, it's actually a backwards you know, attitude. It's a backward thing. So being bold and go out there and being vulgar and being nasty and so on. So that's the new neutral new style, but as a believer as Muslim for both brothers and sisters, modesty is an act of faith. And you're going to need to observe that with each other and observe that with the opposite gender as well. You make sure that you observe a higher as one sure but one categorizable a man
so when we talk about a man, okay, so how do I understand why when the Prophet when Allah subhana wa Taala talks about the Bedouins he said they play they proclaimed follow me and they said we believe but Allah says no, no, Allah corrected as he said, No, you did not believe you only became Muslims. How should I understand an email? In Halliday jabril the very famous Hadith hijabi when he came to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, when the messenger was around the Sahaba de la Anam and jabril came in the form of a human being, he came Mashallah very clean, very tidy. lyrata after suffer what I
have said in the Hadith, we saw this man who came in, he was so clean, he has very darker very bright clothes, Mashallah. And you don't see traces of travel on him. Usually, if he comes from from from out of town, he got to be dusty and dirty, blurry, but this man was clean, was perfect. And we don't recognize them. That means how come if Medina was a very small place, so you could recognize everybody there? So then eventually the professor towards the end of the Hadith, he told them, that was gibreel who came to teach you fit and Eugene jabril came and asked the Prophet sallallahu wasallam he said, I want to ask you a few questions. The professor's have said, asked me. He said,
Bernie and Islam, tell me what Islam is. What's Islam? What is Islam anyway? He said, so Allah said, Islam, and Tasha Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, Allah azza wa jal. He gave him that kind of Islam to justify the Naga but Allah Muhammad the Messenger of Allah, you pray you fast if you have a car and you do you hedge. This man was digital perfect learning from the prophets of Allah says Allah so that should That's true. Omar says Kala janella who is Allahu Allah was that was so strange how could he asked the question and now he's telling him That's true. like as if he knew the answer rather than then the man asked the professor last time after burning an email Okay,
tell me about an email what a man is all about. The professor's have certainly man. And and two minute biller, he wore a suit so he gave him the six articles of faith. And then the prophets Allah salam, you heard the answer from jabril of Sahaba. They heard the answer Colorado. That's true.
Again, it was surprising how could you know you asked to learn and then you just said that's true.
As if again, you've known the answer from before. And then he asked him, okay for Bernie and Sam,
tell me what Santa is all about. Coral sun, and double de la Huck and Nikita fell off
the sun is the level of the degree, that when you worship Allah, you worship Allah as if you see him. And if you couldn't get to that level, then you worship Allah knowing that he sees you.
Or Allah talks about these three categories. So these categories are the categories of Islam. So your life as a believer should never should never come to an end in terms of reaching a certain level. Like many, many people, I know I've met some some brothers in the community. And I missed them in the message every now and then I said, we don't see very often the message. If I come Ramadan.
I said, I know you come Ramadan. That's why I miss you.
He said, he said, hamdulillah you know, I want just to do my duties to Lazarus. I said, Why can't you just why can't you know confirm and add more. But for them, they're not interested.
They're not interested in doing anymore. They're not interested in that. They only wanted to do just you know what they have, at least in their what they consider capability on it. So it really saddens me that some of these brothers the acting and like these these Bedouins says, I want to just do my Salah my Rabbi dancer, they don't want to upgrade these levels that we showed you in the circle zero student diagram is actually Islam Eman and Hassan. They're actually circles and the diagram over here over here, the button is going to be on the projector.
The power projector,
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Okay, so it's gonna turn on live, it's gonna turn on shut down. Okay.
So again, hey, jabril is given us actually the categories of our journey. Once you give the Shahada, you come out from the out of the fold of Islam, you enter the circle of Islam.
And then once you become Muslim, never ever settled being on that level. Like many of these brothers who said, You know, I come in on
the hamdulillah. I'm proud, I'm proud that they try their best and that they maintain the image and the artists that Islamia but if you would like to, if you'd like to go to the next level, you're going to have to upgrade your level. You have graduate level to the level of what an email.
And then once you get at the circuit level, imagine what you do. Continue upgrade. How can I get the deliverable son, which is the perfect level of faith, the perfect level of faith, the prophets, Allah seven gave us actually two answers, or two levels. He says, I'm Tabitha luck and Mecca, Tara, that you worship Allah azza wa jal, as if you see him. This is called the certainty of site sensitive site, which has the highest level of certainties, and fell into contura. For in New York, if you're, if you're unable to get to that level of certainty, then have the certainty of knowledge.
Knowing that it sees you Hello, Donna. So look at this, these circles over here right now, the first circle outside is that out of the fold of Islam, the moment you give your Shahada, or if you're born in Islam, you basically get into the blue circle over here. How are you going to get in the red circle and a man that it was a lot of work.
And this world where our struggle is today, most people their struggle is actually here.
Between these two circles, the red circle and the blue circle, that's our style, we move between being men and Muslim. In manners, sometimes we feel that we get into the red circle, we feel so great. And then suddenly, we start actually falling off that red circle, but we're still in the safe zone.
And if we continue falling and without trying to stop it, we start getting actually unfortunately, we get to the level the dangerous zone right now on the border of the blue circle, and the wiser Android basically platform. That means you're getting between Islam, and Kufa, llama Stan, and that's where we start getting into the feeling of hypocrisy.
A lot of people who are growing up here, the younger generation in particular, they're actually not on the border of the white background, and the blue circle. They're fluctuating here.
Until handloader, Islam becomes stronger, hopefully shallow data, they start moving into the safe zone, which is the Blue Zone, and they continue practicing until they come closer to the red zone. So when you get to the red zone, for some time you start feeling the sweetness of a man. Once you experience the sweetness of a man, and you don't continue working hard to keep yourself at that level.
What happens, you regress, you start going down closer to the blue circle. And as you start losing that sweetness about a man, you feel disturbed. You start you just know what's going on. And that's when we have this struggle that we always feel. Am I doing enough? I don't feel that I'm true. I feel hypocritical this and that. This is how we start feeling. So how many people are actually right now between the red zone and the yellow zone between the red circle and the circle? harmony? A lot.
But that requires lots of work, isn't
it only for the dilemma? Is there only for the for the MBA, and undecided ain't no anyone can get to that level but requires a lot of exercise, a lot of hard work it requires lots of exercise a lot of hard work so these what we're talking about right now are even at the worst and the best here's some examples of shallow down how to feel how to get to get the signals that were going down or going up the man at its worst.
So how do we how do we know that this is the first red flag for you?
If you have the laughy that Mashallah you've been doing great. You demand as much as doing so great and you're so excited, so happy, so energetic, but then suddenly start feeling you know, kind of like something awkward, what is that feeling that we would get into our heart that will make sense feeling awkward right now, that feeling is what we call hypocrisy and nifa You know, a lot of people, a lot of people they come to the masjid for some time. And then at some point when they go back home and they start acting, you know, Allah different from other what other people perceive of them, how do they feel? the shaitaan comes to them without advices like look at you. You go to the
masjid Mashallah, it will talk about you, you're the most righteous, the most knowledgeable and this and then I look what you do here. The shaitaan comes to you and start attacking until he makes you feel hypocritical, like exactly what happened with handler of the electron as we started this session. So you start feeling hypocritical, because of the same feeling as what Allah subhanaw taala explained to us what happens when people start becoming hypocritical? When you feel hypocritical, what happens he says and then when you hide your own Allah hahahahaha their own way Kamui la sala de como que cela euro una NASA, what is Karuna La Ilaha Illa speaker about the hypocrites now whether
they are true hypocrites, or at least refinitiv hypocritical, indeed the hypocrites. They think that they deceive Allah subhanho wa Taala but he is the one who's deceiving them and now for other people who are not genuinely hypocrites. Well either como la Salatu como que Salah when they stand up for salon, they stand lazy. You know when you start feeling lazy, don't wanna wake up professional.
You open one eye you keep the other one closed until you think twice if it's time for it or not. And then we decided this is time for you to open the two eyes and then you start dropping one foot at a time trying to have an excuse to fall asleep again before he woke up for solid phases of hollow before whenever you know that temperature is already in as the professor's amused as I should describe him she said Canada economy village counselor Sam EDA is a common man Elaine was ever been philosophy when he used to wake up at night Salah Salem, he would live out of his bed. What's the meaning of leaping out of his bed? He wouldn't think twice. He would jump out immediately. When you
know it's treasure time immediately. There is no such thing as five minutes.
Never He always comes out for the bed so a lot of asylum. So it Camila sala de como Casa de sol feeling lazy performing what is considered usual, you know for us our event that such as salam Juran us a lot of people unfortunately they start keeping you know that cell that that image, the image that shows that they're good, they're mature, they're always active, they come into the community and this endurance on what is Corolla Corolla, but in essence, they don't remember the last image that is a red flag. When you start feeling hypocritical. When you feel hypocritical, that means your image is in trouble. You need to go and check back and try to do your best how we're gonna mention
that towards the end inshallah Tabata go down. Okay, so I understand one of the biggest red flags I get is feeling critical. But what is it coming from?
Where is it coming from?
Where it's coming from? So it's actually it's because you're going through a gap between where you are and where you're supposed to be.
As a believer, you know that you're supposed to be at a certain level like you haven't benchmarks in your life, right? When you pray your Salawat when you make a better unit cardio Quran, so you have benchmarks you need to achieve almost every single day. When you fall short of achieving these benchmarks what happens? You start feeling short from beats achieving it, and suddenly you realize there is a gap between where you are, we're supposed to be, we could see this in sort of the lost or unexplained amount of citizen
Monster colossal II when Allah Subhana Allah says, Illinois, Edina, Amarillo, Amarillo, solid, hot
everybody is in a constant state of loss. Except for those who don't have faith, while I'm sorry had the practice good deeds. So why, why is it so important that when you have faith you practice good deeds. Because if you don't, you don't feel genuine.
You don't feel true to yourself to statement your image your faith and if you don't feel true, you will feel weak.
The smaller the gap, the smaller the gap between what you believe in and what you practice, the stronger you get.
And the larger the gap between what you believe in and what you practice. Actually, the more weak the weaker you get.
Because if you start feeling more hypocritical, so you believe that it's supposed to be here,
you know that right?
But your practice is way down there. Not even close to what you believe in like for example, when you believe that the hydrogen pm Elaine is one of the greatest good deeds, fasting Mondays and Thursdays it's one of the best good deeds reading Quran on daily basis very important for me to keep you know, my email up and so on. So you know that because you've experienced this in Ramadan, you know that and now you kept saying, after Ramadan, I'm going to continue with this inshallah Allah but then Ramadan came and ended. And after Ramadan, now what happened, you're not practicing much of that, you know that you need to be here. But your practice is at that level. So what happens as a
result of this, that gap increases an increase in increase, the greater it gets, the weaker you become? And the more hypocritical you start feeling. So what do I need to do? I need to close the gap. I need to close it. How do I close this, don't close it by compromising your faith and you believe.
Instead, it actually to close it by bringing your practice up there. Some people unfortunately, what they do, they compromise their faith.
Because they're unable to get there, they get tired and exhausted, and they start kind of like, whatever.
They're not able to do the five daily prayers, well, a lot of times I don't have to. So they compromise their belief system. Because they're way down there. Instead of you know, trying to bring their practice to that level. So once again, the gap of hypocrisy is what really makes us feel so, so weak. And it happens when we create a gap between what we believe in, and what we practice. So if you want to feel strong, you need to be genuine. And how do you be genuine, you need to be true to what you believe in.
And when I say true to what you believe in, I'm not saying in terms of perfection, but in terms of doing your best. And you will know that you're doing your best until you try just thinking that you're doing your best not sufficient, you're gonna have to keep trying and trying and trying. That's why Allah subhanho wa Taala. In order for us to help us close this gap, he said afterwards, what a while. So Bill happy what also the server which means what I need someone to keep reminding me, that session is a reminder, probably as I'm speaking to you, right now, some of you might reflect on things in the past. And it's like a moment of revelation for them like, wow, this is
important for me. I needed this reminder, probably. And then what was the last sub sub was Scimitar was on the server. I know, once we move out of this door, probably our subconscious is going to override everything's our conscious I've taken from this class, we go back to our old habits. So what do I need to do? I need to team up with somebody so we could be patient with each other. So we can help one another all the time. That's how it works. So remember, you need to grab to close this gap as much as possible. Is it even possible to completely close the gap?
I hope so. But it's almost impossible because if you do that you become an angel.
But what you need to do is you're doing your best to always keep that gap. Very actually small
signs of weakness. How do I know that my Eman is getting really, really weak? How do I know that signals, red flags you name it. Number one, the heart becomes hard. The heart becomes how you know that the heart becomes hard. You know when the day when you wanted to open a leader must have an open the must have a Subhanallah you thought you're going to be anything. And after the one page suddenly just like
you run out of breath. Like if you don't want to eat anymore, it's very heavy. It's so heavy on you. You know when you want to eat well while you're driving, you want to turn on to this adaptation to the Quran. But then suddenly you find yourself going to the sheet
still in the halogen.
Why? Because your heart is so heavy to listen to the Quran. you're unable so you want something more recreational panela so you go do that. So that's when you realize something's wrong with you.
Man is getting weaker. The second thing, worship becomes difficult. Worship becomes difficult. Remember the day when you never never missed Neville or sooner, never.
And now you're looking for excuses not to pray the sun anymore.
Remember when you never entered the masjid, but pray to Raka even if you didn't have although you're going to make a lot of pressure aka.
And now you're taking excuses or it's not worth it anyway.
Therefore, I don't have to, well, I don't have all those sorts, okay. Remember those days, when you used to always try to do everything good or bad, it becomes difficult. That means your demand actually is getting right now weaker and weaker. The same becomes easy and justified.
We start committing cents, and then we fool ourselves.
Like it's okay. Well, maybe that's not a major sin. tangela sort of, like some people they come to me sometimes with a question. What's the hook or model on doing this that is haram and how they feel they know that they know it's Haram, so they want to get out of it. Okay, is it haram or McLuhan?
Like our first so they asked, Are you sure? Yeah, it's Haram. But okay, is it haram or mcru? This light or harm is Hara. And when they know that, it's haram Haram, they say, Okay, yeah. Tell me the truth. Is it haram haram or haram? Even the Haram, they want to make sure how big the Haram is, and they want to find any way to justify whatever they do for themselves. People they get to that level sometimes upon fooling themselves. And the last pilot says in the Quran, well in Santa Elena, welcome idea that in San Jose every insan sees better, best and better than anybody else. You see yourself more than anybody else. And you know yourself. Welcome adira even if you throw excuses out
there, also scorn and the good deed, you get to the compassion fatigue, what does that mean scoring deeds, you know, little deeds
not worth it anymore.
You always want to do something big and only big thing. But to come on and say Salaam Alaikum to somebody and shake hands, others smile to people's face and give $1 here $1 they're taking pick up the trash from the masjid, for example, or the little things you always wanted to do, because you're looking for every little opportunity, little and major opportunity to make good deeds, you no longer actually appreciate these little things anymore.
And that's when it starts kind of like not doing a lot of these good deeds. You waiting for something major to do. And that's it. That's when people they only want to come for Juma want to come for Ramadan. With the Quran, the Quran only Ramadan, but outside of the Ramadan season, not much. I want you to understand that that's a sign of weakness of faith. Once for example, you always you always, before you start wearing your clothes, you always observed right putting the right sleeve first and then the left sleeve because you know the Prophet sallallahu Sallam always preferred the right side. And now it doesn't matter to you, right, left, whatever is not a big deal.
You always come when you come to the masjid, you always observe coming with the right foot first. And when you leave, you leave with the left foot first. Now it doesn't matter, that's not a big deal.
Before that, if you made a mistake, and you enter with a left foot, what do you do, you come back, and you go into once again with the right foot. Now you just kind of telling yourself, it's not a big deal. So we start the new kind of belittling these little good deeds, it's a sign of weakness of faith. There's also an increased inclination to the pleasure of this of this dunya and this world, like you never watch TV. Now you don't just watch TV, you don't stop watching TV.
It's just like, it's kind of captured in your mind and your heart How, especially nowadays, and this is becoming an epidemic. Because nowadays, even if you don't if you don't sit in front of a TV if TV actually said, What do you have your smartphone,
and smartphone, it gives you access to your own DVDs.
And they give you access to YouTube and all these videos and so on. So distractions are so much we get used to the dounia to the extent that we stop using the time that we once used for declared, we stopped doing that and we're now filling it with something else. Suddenly, you now start thinking too much about what you were, what do you drive, what you have at home accessories, all these kind of things and so on. Before you didn't care about the kind of shirt that you buy. Now it has to be a brand name.
It has to be brand new because you know what if it embarrassed if it's not a brand name and so on. So there is so much focus right now a modern clinician on the pleasure of this world. selfishness, you become self centered. You know, before Ramadan, you always prefer people to come first to eat. Please come and now No, no, no. I'll eat first.
Probably just fill your your, your box and put on the side and then let everybody else come in somehow. So it's
thinking more of yourself than thinking of other people selfishness becomes now a trend and has become so self centered. And that is a reason you know because Eman is getting weaker. And you believe in Allah Subhana Allah is getting weaker right now. You depend on your hearts dependence on Allah azza wa jal is getting weaker right now that you have to fight for your own things.
That's when you become self centered.
Now once again we said about the heart, you have to teach the heart to you know to work its way to believe in Allah subhana wa tada and practice that. But once you start seeing that you remain in the last panel, then the names of a larger becomes weaker and weaker. Then eventually you start actually making these mistakes.
So what do I need to do?
I need to observe the relationship between the man and my heart. His few things about the man of the heart if you guys remember we tried to link right now all the sessions we got together the previous two sessions to this session shallow. So the man of the heart, how is it important? A lot of partisan sort of Hades, lm he didn't Latina Amano and tuck Shaku boom lyrically la humanas elemental hop, wala cuca Latina otaku, carbon, Fatah talara amod photoset polu boom
that's a warning from Allah subhana wa tada and also reminder admonition to us, Allah azza wa jal as they say Allah subhanho wa Taala step three rebadow Allah subhanaw taala seen that we are actually becoming lazy and we're coming close to him. Our turn to Allah azza wa jal is becoming very, very slow.
I've learned about this action and the meaning of this i when i was very, very young, and I never understood the correlation between these two things. How long until you start realizing as you mature, and you become a teenager inside yourself, that meaning the heaviness and the heart that we start observing how difficult and how serious the matter is, the lust partner says lm ne Latina Amano has the time not come for those who said I believe we believe that they prove it. That's what it means.
You've been saying that you believe for many, many years.
You grow up a Muslim, you go up saying La ilaha illAllah. And I believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala. But because you got used to it, it became part of your habits, not necessarily a conscious practice is just a habit. Even your Salah and by the way, as an Imam, I observe the people when they make their Salah. So when I finished my Salah, and I turned to the people, I look at the people, I see people, they do the test, we have mechanical disappear.
Even the disappear. It's so mechanical, we don't even we don't even count right? We don't even recognize what we're saying if it's upon a load handle and so on. And I see people they just raise their hands and make their I wonder if they know what they're asking for it became so actually mechanical, they only may stop there for a few seconds. They wipe their face and they move on. So I'm wondering, are they really getting the benefit of what they're doing? And the last census Panama data, has not had the time not come mean isn't about time for those who say we believe that they prove it.
And how do you prove it? Carla, and Tasha boo boo ladykiller that their heart should submit themselves humbly to the liquor and they're members of a large region. And that's where the key the solution for the weakness of our E minor because of our our faith, that we should bring our heart humbly to submit to the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala which means when you pray, are you humbling your heart?
When you read the Quran, when you make that we remember Allah subhana wa tada? Do you really humble your heart and your self today VEDA? Was the worship of Allah subhana wa tada? Or are you just doing it because you want to have a check mark, you know, on your daily duties.
If it becomes just a check mark on the daily duties that wouldn't give you that benefit and that actually that that reward you're looking for in the dunya meaning it's not going to help increase in your email, Allah somehow that says what I what liquiline one manager will have and what was revealed from the truth. Kala waiuku Kela de una una kita macabre Don't be like those who were who received the book from before you.
photon. Allahu Malema means what the meaning of thought Allium will emerge with a long period pass over them, which means they get used to it. They take it for granted. They get used to it, they took it for granted. And therefore as a result of that, it did not benefit their their hearts for cassette kulu boom, their hearts turned very, very hard. Because it becomes a habit is no longer a devotional act. And Allah says work a theorem and on fassifern a lot of them unfortunately, they're disobedient, even though they are from the People of the Scripture.
But there's still disobedience, which means that we can fall into this as Muslims and a lot of Muslims. Unfortunately they do have that practice these days. They are they are Muslims. They have the book and the Scripture and
As they grew up, you know, Muslims are some of the practice even practice the variable Islam, but it does not affect their hearts because it has been a long time and they get used to it, it becomes habit for them. So what do we need to do in order for our demand to increase we need to make sure that we always revive our hearts by always submit humbly to Allah subhana wa so our a by that never led to a better turn into a habit, never literally by the devotion act and into just the habit. Otherwise it loses its purpose.
So how to rescue my Eman?
The key to this is very simple. Al Quran. Allah says in the Quran, Baka Delica hyena la Kuru Hammond Marina, he says upon water and thus we have revealed to you an inspiration or drew Rahaman emelina from our command, or in the Arabic language actually the English translation doesn't give the text it's the right channel of understanding. Because the last part of the code the Quran rule.
And what is the rule hajima? What's the rule?
It's a source of what you as a human main source of life. If your soul if you rule comes out what happens to you? You're dead, right? So what does it mean Allah called the Quran rule?
soul, so Allah like him, Allah, Allah says Allah subhana wa Taala called the Quran rule, because it's the rule of your rule.
Just like your rule, is the spirit for your body.
So basically, just like your body, needed that soul, that soul in the Quran,
how is that I heard from one of our long time ago suppiler, which is very interesting observation. He said, How do you understand this? As human beings, Allah subhana wa tada made that medicine two components, earthly component, and wood and heavenly components. What is the earthly component? That's the body. So you have to nurture the body, from what from the same source, same ingredients, earthly components, food, drink, exercise, recreation, whatever that your body needs from an earthly, you know, kind of perspective, you give it to it. And Holloway, of course, okay, we have the other part of our body, what is our life? What is it the soul?
Where is it coming from? From heaven? Where do we how do we know that has given us Oh, God allowed the man who said that when the child is developing in the womb of the mother, after 120 days, which is for 40 days and 40 days, and then 40 days. So the angel comes down with
the angel comes through and the engine breathes that roof into the wombs of the mother, so the baby becomes alive. So the rule has come from an heavenly source. And as the root has been heavily source, how does it become alive? How do you nurture that? So you have to use the same material, same ingredients, something heavenly, and what heavenly is what heavenly material we have on this earth Gemma, the connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala and the Quran. So Allah subhana wa Taala named Quran Allah, just like your body needs that soul, your soul is that Quran
and if you don't have connection with the Quran, you're missing a lot. Why? Because Allah subhana wa delicado foreign Healing
Your body needs the soul, the soul to be there to continue, you know flourishing and function. And your soul needs the Quran there to continue functioning.
If your Koran is not there with your soul, if it's not filling your soul panel and your spirit, you're getting weaker and weaker and weaker and your soul might die.
You might be functioning as a human being. But you have no spirit, no soul, no life in you. You'd like your dead one walkins panel.
Here the last part that says Well, unless you're male or Anima, who was Shiva, what I mean? Well as Amina Illa, Hassan we sent down the Quran, that which is healing and mercy for the believers for the believers, those who have faith those are believers. It's healing and mercy isn't what we look for in this dunya What do we look into sooner we need that mercy we need that actually that grace, you need that feeling of of the power of compassion and feeling of this of this life in this dunya you need that peace of mind. And if you don't feed your soul with the Quran, then your soul is gonna get tired and get exhausted.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says in them and mineral Medina either Luca de la guajira kulu What's the point of the Quran? Have you have you written the Quran and selling the Quran? Because I want you to revive your soul in your spirit. And when you revive your soul and your spirit that will help your heart to submit itself humbly to Allah Xhosa which is the first thing we asked you to do. And then as a result, what happens suddenly it becomes easy for you to increase your budget. Allah Subhana Allah says here in Amman momento, Latina Allah the believers are only those who went to Lhasa pandas mentioned their hearts become fearful. What do you let go of their hearts are affected by them.
That's what it means their hearts are affected by that.
What is that Julius Malema is on diet and the verses of the Quran be recited to them that increases their Eman.
So that mean you need the Quran to feed your soul to help your heart so that it becomes easy to to add your good deeds. That's the combination all together while our ability to work alone and once your demand becomes high what happens to you? You start becoming more trusting and the last panel data and put your legend Eliza and Amanda is best. Okay, how do I get that that moment when I see that my image that is the best? The professor says in the Hadith, the NSE medical della Tron selasa mcconathy What are they behind? Hello, the demon three things. If you acquire three things in your life, you will be able to savor the sweetness of the man three things. What are they? He said
sallallahu wasallam and you have an akuna la hora Sula, who have better him as Rama to love Allah subhana wa Taala. And I love the messenger more than anybody else.
Can you get to this level?
Can you put your heart at that level that you love Allah azza wa jal and the Messenger of Allah more than anybody else, obviously when you love somebody what you need to do, prove it.
So if you love Allah and have to prove it, if you love this sort of law, you have to prove it follows example, as soon as that's what it means. And if it doesn't reflect in your actions, that means this love is not is not real, it's not genuine. So you love Allah azza wa jal. I love the messenger more than anybody else. Then he says to the last alum, when you have been more reliable Allah, when you interact with the people, you look for
what kind of quality you're looking for people you love and for the sake of Allah, why is that because I need people who would help me on that journey to realize the origin. There's some I know so many friends, so many people, if you have if you have social media have 1000s, probably of friends, virtual friends, of course. But how many of them are actually there for you to raise your Eman and hold your hand to the journey of Allah to Allah subhana wa Tada. I need these people that when I live when I when I know these people, I love them for the sake of Allah, I don't just own it for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. And the third thing the professor Sam says when you Accra and
you and your oldest will conflict macronuclear for not that you will detest and you dislike, to return back to this belief, just like you would hate to be thrown into the fire
is to that level that your heart is confirmed on EMR is to that level that you would never let go, even if it cost you to be foreign to into the fire. So if you get to that level, then you can start savoring the sweetness of alignment. What do I need to do in order to get to that level? You need to do a lot of stuff. And what do we get out of it? Eventually, when you get to that level, what do you get you get up to? What's the modern era? Is that actually that that that feeling of assurance, and feeling of peace, tranquility, Allah subhanaw taala says alladhina amanu, water, balloon medical Allah, Allah medicalize manual kulu those who have believed and those hearts are assured by the
remembrance of Allah, that there is no doubt that by the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the believers of the hearts will actually be assured and find that peace and tranquility. So the point and the point of saving tweetable Eman is really start feeling that tranquility and peace in the heart. How do I get to this point? This is when you need to understand the meaning of traveling to allies origin.
Raising your Eman is a big misconception among many people. When it comes to the man the man is just like one unit. It's one benchmark you get there. hamdulillah we arrived. That's it.
Now here's the thing. There is no such thing as limited Eman because Allah subhanaw taala mentioned the Quran that the home, which means you always being closer to home Buddha, you always get an increase in guidance, and will also increase your email. So email is always will always increase if you continue with good deeds, it will always increase there is no limit to that. You say well, there is levels when you say enough, there is no enough
that a man will be enough when you get into agenda. When you go and you have the certainty of sight. That's it. Until then it's all the sensitive knowledge. So you keep practicing and practicing and learning and practicing to increase your email. So you understand that, you know, the issue a pursuit of happiness in terms of a man. It's a long journey. It's an ongoing journey. It doesn't stop begins to come to an end. Never ever think that it will come to an end you'll see the continuum. The second thing, a lot of people, a lot of people they get disheartened. They get actually discouraged whenever they try and they fail. They try and they fail. They try and they
fail. Well. I want you to enjoy the thrill of continuing trying because that's what's so human about you. Even the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says in the Hadith
kulu Adama Hata that all the children of Adam are prone to commit sins and make mistakes, while hydro hopper in a boon and the best among those who make mistakes are those who returned to Allah subhanaw taala. So Allah azza wa jal says that you are among the best if you continue coming back to the last panel, Matata, also the other Hari, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he mentioned that low loader under come to the bone, if you don't commit sins, let us have a lot of Allah will just tend to change that whole generation, gender whole creation, and he will bring another, another creation, who will worship Allah Subhana Allah that they will make mistakes and seek His
forgiveness. So eventually, we know that the thrill of trying is also a blessing. I'm doing my best. Don't you ever give up? And don't you ever just you know kind of stop when you think that you fail, there is no such thing as failure. It's just another trial. You keep trying and trying and trying that illusion of perfection that people desire to pursue is that angelic perfection doesn't exist among human beings. How do people become perfect by fixing their mistakes when they make a mistake, that's how you become perfect. But trying to avoid mistakes altogether. That's not even natural. That's not to be human. We do our best of course, but we're going to make mistakes. making the
mistake should not discourage you from continuing the good deeds and shall have to
keep exercising, exercise, exercise and exercise your good deeds. That's what it means. I want you to keep exercising your good deeds. Here's a list of some of the good things you can do shallow to start working on from now until Ramadan comes in vanilla xojo. Again, to bring your heart your heart to humbleness, to devotion to submission to Allah subhanho wa Taala. That will help you increase your Eman through extra practice but the larger and so on so you keep trying your best but in the later barakaatuh How is that the first thing read the Quran, read and live the Quran, we have spoken about the meaning of that order already. The Quran is truly the spirit and the soul of your own
If you don't read the Quran every single day, if you do not read the Quran every single day, you are risking the life of your own soul, which means risk in the life of your Eman.
Don't tell me I don't have time. You don't, you don't actually risk that means you have to create that time and that moment in the day or the night to read the Quran regularly. I know a lot of people would come to the Quran what do they do? They only read the Quran in their spare time.
So they say when I'm done, I'll read the Quran. And usually they never done on time, which means they never read the Quran.
And if they want to read the Quran, they put a certain assignment, but when they don't do it, they push it to the next day and they don't know what to push it to the next day so it starts accumulating and getting so much then they get disheartened. Like oh my god, I'm five foot five just behind how am I gonna be able to catch up right now. So they feel discouraged and they stop. I want you to put the Quran in your schedule and assign a time for it. Don't wait until you have done no assign particular time for that whether it's before you always wake up half an hour before frigerator for an or when you finished ready to sit down and measure to read or even when you go
home you read the Quran before you go to work or school whatever that is. You have to assign time for the Quran number to pray and pray. What's the meaning of that? Salah not only Salah Gemma and Harsha the solid has been official last panel according to Quran what but after the honeymoon successful are the believers who are they? And Medina on peace allottee Hashem he spoke about the quality of the Salah as a who sure
means you have that kosher and your Salah so you need to work on this. We've given a class action on Salah before hopefully surely one time before Ramadan or maybe during Ramallah we could talk about the meaning of kosher to help people to Sharla achieved when the when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam when the time comes to Professor someone always rush Bella Bella Bella Bella bring it to us bring that brings comfort with salah and when the prophets Allah says I'm used to feel you know Quranic xiety we know exactly when he feels distressed and whatever he would rush to the Salah I showed a lot and she said Canada sort of La La La La Silla, it has evolved lasala if he was bothered by
something like something is itching himself Allah salon, he was rushed to the salon which means you would like to see guidance and help from Allah subhanho wa Taala number three, the night prayer then I headed at 200 No wonder Allah subhana wa tada made an assignment for an entire year for the believers in Mecca the Sahaba in Mecca for an entire year. They were praying
an entire year. Every single night most of the night they presented until they get exhausted in this era sort of lava can't take this anymore. A lot and made it easy for them after that. He may have been option and voluntarily. night prayer. If you ask yourself in special Ramadan, how many records you pray in 200. And when I say 200 dejima most people that think of the preamble has to be done before federal doesn't have to be
You could do your thermal lane right after he even before you go to the beach even before you go home.
If you're not going home is going to get you busy on the on the internet or phone or laptop, whatever, then just stay behind a little bit. Don't talk to just go on the side make sure like I make them a little bit longer than usual.
Then 10 minutes 15 minutes, that will count as pm we'll start with this inshallah will increase personalization. Next fast, fast Ramadan
is coming, then after Ramadan, don't stop fasting
doesn't have to be Mondays and Thursdays. If you work on Monday to watch for you then do Saturday and Sunday. Just don't miss an opportunity to fast and regular basis. It's very crucial. And it's very, very important. Why Because Allah fasting really will light teaches you the ability to control yourself. And when it comes to the Eman it's all about increasing your event that requires a lot of efforts to neutrality, political data. Number five, remember the last division. Remember the last panel without of course the members of Allah is not just you know, in terms of
pronouncements of the words of the Quran or the vicar of words the vicar, la vida in general, thinking about Allah subhanho wa Taala reflecting, just sitting down there and just just looking at the creation of Allah zildjian all of this counts as well also count as Vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala continued remembering Allah subhana wa tada number six, good character. When the prophets Allah Sam was asked about the best of our Deen, what did he say? caller Hello, Hello hurstville Hello, sometimes it's better than fasting and then headed as the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that some people they get into agenda they get into agenda to the level of a saw me I'm the one who
constantly fasting and doing tahajjud How is that was a good character. So if you see that if you say about yourself, I'm not that you know, type of person wakes up for the head job or fasting frequently, not that type of person, then at least be that person who has good character Good luck with the people do your best in shallow time. Number seven, think of the end of life.
That can happen Melinda, remember the one that destroys all pleasures. And that's the death. So every now and then make sure that this is challenged for you. It's not an obstacle. Like some people didn't think of that they feel crippled they don't know anything I want you to think of death as as a challenge. Which means how can I benefit from live my life in shallow Tyler. As long as I'm this in this world, before my time comes I want to benefit from every minute and every second the show last season. And finally, I want you to put yourself to the account, which means you yourself. Keep always checking on yourself. Keep asking yourself what did I do today? How much I've done good
deeds. I fell short on this maybe I've done this wrong maybe listen that always put yourself to the account because if you do so on a regular basis, when a day of judgment inshallah Allah hopefully will be clear and will not account for you with the later work or seminar. Now
shallow to vertical data with this we come to an end actually have three sessions on part one from Ramadan marathon, and
hamdulillah. The first session if you guys remember with us, we talked about the heart, the hearts we have the the sound heart, the dead heart, and the C chord. We spoke about the different categories and what happened to them. Then we spoke in the second session on the subject of sin, the subject of sin, what does it mean, the different categories of sins, the major ones, the minor ones, how does that affect our life? And how does it affect our Eman and tonight we're talking about a man bringing everything together. How the heart is so important for the man and how he managed to improve also for the heart and how we can make a shout out to the best the best experience for you
before Ramadan comes in shallow. Remember, when it comes to the subject of a man, it's that gap that you need to close between what you believe in and what you're practicing. If you bridge if you close that gap, you're strong and shallow to Allah do your best and all your life is a journey into shala. perfecting your Eman in the best way possible Allah subhanho wa Taala make us among those who listen to the speech and follow the best available element. Next week inshallah we have a new a new actually a part two of Ramadan series in which we are going to be having two sessions. One which is next week when Allah will be will be talking about lswr our marriage, people usually celebrate a
lesser one Mirage around the end of Sha Raja, which is the one that we're in right now. So inshallah we're going to talk about the meaning of this. What does it mean if it's if it happened to time or not? What was the significance of that journey of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and what they will learn from this for us as Ramadan comes closer and closer, especially when it comes to the subject of Salah inshallah, the second session will be on Shabbat as warming up for the month of Ramadan inshallah barakaatuh. Milan. I know it's time for southern Russia, so hopefully inshallah after we're done with the law, if there's any questions, we can make a dedicate for the subject with the
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