What it Means to be a Muslim
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we talk hola hola Dida shall not be here without him and Allah canaliculi motiva yeah you already know I'm going to talk Allah wa Kulu Golden City that used to Allah Kumar Malecon for LA comme de novo Khun warmer yo to Allah wa rasuluh *a defassa Frozen Halima, I remember the Allah and Nasser al Karim Karim Allah Tabata, Kota Allah. Well Carl had you had you Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are shown more in my desire to have Hakuna Matata and Buddha whatsoever that and Allah Allah Wakulla donatien fanaticism mama badger about Allah, my dear brothers and sisters recently on the internet, an internet celebrity claimed Islam
and everybody starts talking about this. And the Muslims were so happy. So excited, some school so skeptical about it a lot of debate about what does it mean? Mashallah, this victory for the old man, all these kinds of things. We lost track of what Islam really means.
It seems that a lot of us split it among the young people. Islam is just saying La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, and then people can do whatever they want to do. We say about Islam today. You know, come as you are, and grow as you wish, which means wherever you are just come, and then you grow as you wish. But that's not what the case is. That's not what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us. My dear brothers and sisters for the young ones particularly, I want you to understand the true meaning of Islam. That question itself is not even you. Even the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they asked this question they were inquiring. I want to
understand what Islam is all about. And here's what the usual other one single Hadith from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that I would like to share with you on the scope, but hopefully it will give us an understanding of what's the meaning of being a Muslim today. The hadith in Sahih Muslim Hadith have your hammer working camera Sofia and Abdullah Radi Allahu wa kala couturier Rasul Allah Kohli Phil Islam
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the Sahaba of the Allah to Anwar Abu Ammar so if you haven't been Abdullah come to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, O Messenger of Allah. Tell me something about Islam that I don't have to ask anyone after you. Like as if he's saying your Rasulullah summarizes to me
if there is one thing that I should focus on to make my Islam good, what is it? Isn't that what we all ask about? Because today, many people they complain about themselves, I'm not a good Muslim, a lot of good brothers and sisters out there feel guilty of what they commit in their lives. They don't even try to they're not even proud anymore because of what they do in their private lives. And they're so confused of what are you to be Muslim? So here's the same man come to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and ask him out of Salalah. Just tell me one thing about Islam, I should hold on to it. I don't have to ask anyone after you. The Prophet Salah Salem proudly, maybe some of us would
say, look, Islam is all about the five daily prayers. It's all about fasting Ramadan. It's all about this. It's all about that we think of all the rituals of Islam.
But the prophets, Allah said made the understanding of Islam very simple and easy for him. He says, Islam simple, it says call a man to biller to master them, say I believe and then remain steadfast.
What does that exactly mean? In other words, it says, say I believe, and then prove it.
Then prove it. As simple as that you can't just say I'm a Muslim, and then go back to your on your way of life as it was before. You can't just claim that you know what I believe and then just go ahead and just start showing and saying things that could not be approved by Allah subhanho wa taala, or the example of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. Allah subhana says in the Quran, yeah, are you Alladhina I'm under the hood over salami. Kapha are you who believe enter into Islam wholeheartedly. Which means you cannot just take some and leave some because it suits you
ever told me we will be bothered Kitab water cooler will be banned. When Allah subhana spoke about the people before us. They were criticized for that, right for that exactly. Same thing, they would select and choose, they just pick whatever they want. Why? Because it suits them. In terms of hours, it is seems to be so hard for people to just follow rules. Today, the whole culture is about what be user friendly. It's everything in the hands of the user, the person the control and the in the hand of the user. And it seems that a lot of people think Islam is the same thing to
I want to be Muslim. But you know what? I would like to take it this way and that way, customizing it as we wish for us to be. But here's the Rasul Allah has the law set and make it very clear to us who are meant to be loved and most of them say I believe, and then prove it. How do you do that? You see the two things we learn from from this hadith right now. Number one, a Sahaba. Are they allowed that were very inquisitive? What does that exactly mean? Never stopped to grow in Islam.
They never stopped growing.
Some of us are happy where we are. I mentioned the five daily prayers. I go home the same repetitive routine.
They don't need anything new. They're gonna start a new Avada they will engage a new activity for the OMA for the community. We don't grow we just happy where we are. And that's it. A Sahara della Turan who always wanted to grow. They all wanted to grow.
Even the poor amongst them, they come to the Prophet Salla SAMSA Yara Salalah the rich people are winning everything. They do a bad answer and so on. They have money that they get for charity, we can't compete with them. How are we going to catch up to go to Ghana? And the Prophet saw some says look, Lazarus said that a vicar thing that we'll do to compete with them lie as Ellucian kroppen bakerella As long as you keep your tongue, moist in remembrance of Allah Azza wa sallam say after Salah he told him this many times Subhan Allah Alhamdulillah Allah who after Salah you will be better than what they do.
But then sometime later, the poor people came back again your Salah, the rich people heard about that and I didn't forget
how can we do it? How can we compete with them? He says Dalek afford Lulu you at him and your shop? These are the blessings of Allah He bestows upon whoever he was, my dear brothers and sisters, the blessings of Allah upon us are so many. But are we growing with his blessings and through these blessings?
Are we becoming better Muslims every single day? Are we improving where we are? And here Rasulullah is Salah. Some from this the simple question from this young man. We learned that the Sahaba of the Allah townhome they always wanted to grow in their faith and their deen and their Iman
before we leave today, ask yourself the question which area in my life in my relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala I would like to grow
Is it my five my five daily prayers? Is it my secret Ibadah secret act of worship that I keep private between me and my Lord? subhanaw taala is it my recitation of the Quran? I want to improve on it the handle, I know how to do it, but I want to do it better with that read now. Hamdulillah I know everything even with the Jews, maybe I should memorize a new Surah What are you doing to grow in your faith and your deen because the Sahaba the Allah and Allah was inquisitive and always growing in their Eman and their deal.
The second thing we learn from this hadith is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is focusing for us is focusing for us where you need to put your energy.
He says say I believe and then prove it. As simple as that. And I think this is a true thing about everything in our lives. You can just be left to claim something without showing proof or evidence for that including in your faith in your iman. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says Alif Lam Meem Hasib a NASA used to call your guru Amanda hula afternoon. Do people think that they were going to be left to say we believe without we've been tested? Allah says you're going to test all of us to see who's going to be truthful, who's not. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says your energy should be there to focus on your Eman and then prove it. The proof of being movement obviously comes through
action. That's why in the Quran, there are so many evidences and so many I had in the last panel says what Alladhina amanu why middle Saleh? Mohammed Salah what they believe, and they do good deeds, they have faith do good deeds, it's always about proving it.
So yeah, a lot of people today, they might refer to themselves as Muslims. And may Allah subhana X set on the mayor of Bananaman. But how are we doing with our Islam? Where are we going through this? What's the message that we we need to deliver to our young brothers and sisters, our children, our our family members, our brothers, our friends, our neighbors as Muslims what message should we tell them about Islam today?
With what we see out there, people get confused.
The difference reputation of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam by many, many people, even sometimes Muslim scholars.
It gets really confusing for many people. And here the Prophet says I'm saying cool, I meant to Billa to Mustafa, you need to have faith. And obviously faith Alhamdulillah in terms of what does it mean? It's simple to believe in Allah azza wa jal to believe in the angels and the prophets and the book, he revealed the message he reveals subhanho wa Taala to believe in the in the last day and the day of judgment and to believe in the cutter. we memorize our kids. But how many of us are acting upon this? That is the message then to prove it? Because nowadays, we see how our young people and unfortunate deviating away from Islam, because they're just confused. Yes, they might be able to
count all the six articles of faith to you and I, they might be able to even to name every prophet was mentioned the Quran, but they haven't had time to remain steadfast on it.
The evidence, a lot of confusion over here. And it's my duty and duty to make sure that we show them the way in sha Allah hooter. Baraka with Allah. See when it comes to the subject of an Imam
Al Eman, it's in the heart and Eman is in your tongue, or the minister your actions and that's the meaning of the word. So musta come and remain steadfast and then prove it. So when it comes to the subject of us the farmer or lemma they say loom authorial can muster pin to remain steadfast on that straight path at least to Allah subhanho wa Taala it's paella I drove all the way from Irving coming here supposed to be 30 minutes, it took about an hour. Why is that because of the weather,
and the mist and the accent on the side And subhanAllah just one thing that kept coming on my mind because I was preparing for this hook by saying, this is the time to have faith in your skills, your ability and remain on the straight path by holding unity both hands.
And that's how you should live your life.
You're in control of your practice, you are a badass. You might have the skill, but are using it.
Are you practicing it? I know how to pray but how often do you do it regularly? And even if you know how to what is her shoe on how to do her shoe or how do you even practice in kosher on your Salah.
I know the value of fasting one day can send you far away from Jahannam Sabrina her even years away from Johanna but are we practicing that or waiting for Ramadan to start?
Again, and Eman is there and clear but practicing to remain steadfast? That's where the challenge is today. Especially in our time. The challenge is to prove it and to make sure to be sure that you're available shout out to Allah to prove a bit and Allah He as the Virgil majuba de Sousa when it comes to this the karma and remaining steadfast. There is this the karma of the heart which needs to be Fairmont.
Iman, there is this the karma of the tongue with the naked eye remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala and that says the karma remain steadfast with your actions, making sure that your eyes see nothing but Allah what Allah please was pleased with what he is he just what Allah is pleased with, what your actions are, it's all about what is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah Subhan says in the Quran, oh man, can I maintain farheena which I'm gonna who am she to nurse, the MCB fineness. He says Subhanallah what are they equal? Someone who was dead we give them life we provide them with light by which they can walk between the people through the crowds to Allah subhanho wa Taala come a
matter of a lulu Mati Raisa Bihari minha. Is it equal with the person who's living in darkness? They don't even know which way to go in their lives. And that is the meaning of holistic karma. You be given that beautiful light, use it, use it to go back to Allah subhanho wa taala. What do we get if we do that as the farm animal? What's the point of that? Loss of harnesses to tennis rally who will manage
those who says, a boon Allah to muster karma? Our Lord is Allah azza wa jal and then remain steadfast. We shall send upon them the angels, that there was a Mullah. What do you tell them? A lotta half Walter has no, they will bring you tranquility and peace and good news.
Don't be afraid what's coming next in your life? Don't be worried about what will happen in the past. And then what? That you should have Jana, as long as you remain steadfast on this path. My dear brothers and sisters in this dunya in this dunya obviously, like we said, there are a lot of paths today. It's confusing, but the path to Allah Subhana Allah that was only one one. How does Irati Mr. tema this path that leads to Allah is One and only one and he's asking you to walk on this path. And that's what this hadith is a simple message that requires from all of us to go from whichever path that we go on to, to bring us back to we belong to the path of Allah subhanho wa
Taala May Allah make us among those who always have faith and remain steadfast Kulu Cody Hi there we'll start from Allah Allah the module Welcome to the same or similar we're stuck through in the world of photo Rahim.
Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu wa salam Barak and Avena Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman Kathira to mama but my dear brothers and sisters, some might say but you know, the time is difficult and hard today. So what does it mean to be always on? steadfast and on that doesn't mean you cannot even sin or make mistakes. I'm a human being after all. Well, rest assured,
we all we all know that we're humans, and we're prone to make mistakes. That happens that's how we were designed. So being musta team means steadfast on the straight path does not necessarily mean you don't make mistakes. As a matter of fact, she was given to me Rahim Allah Allah, Allah cool. la censura automata clean, laser Macerata Moto is not a condition to be righteous. While I'm an Allah Mata him, it's not their science, that they never commit sins or make mistakes evident. Because if this is the case, no one will be righteous at all.
Is what I can, if they make a mistake, but if they make a mistake, they repent.
That's what ALLAH SubhanA wa does speaking about the believers, the most righteous about the right man. They make a mistake. They come back to Allah subhanho wa Taala and say are still for Allah and seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He says that in Medina also, this deen is easy. This easy. Then he says called facade they do work honorable, which means Do your best come as close as possible to perfection. But can you catch that perfection? We can't. We're humans. We're going to make mistakes. So you're gonna need to keep trying and trying and trying and every time we make a mistake, it's alright. We recalibrate. We seek
forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala and ask for his Rama. Allah subhana says by Allah Dena Ada, alpha Hachette and Odin among those who commit a sin or transgressed against themselves, that God Allah, they remember Allah subhanho wa Taala so they have faith now. Let's talk for a little and obey Him and seek forgiveness for the study of committed and then they know what my yoke for Dhruva Allah why are they doing this for because they knew no one forgive the sins but Allah subhanho wa Taala so our message today in sha Allah, Allah before you leave this message, I want you to think about this.
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Hello, my name is Soham. Could you tell us a little bit about your journey? So I was born and raised Hindu
and I, my mom reverted about two years ago to Islam
there's a lot of reasons why I decided to revert but one of the main is that just about like after learning more, and reading like the Quran, I can say that it feels the most like home.
And I'm excited to begin my journey and learn. And by the way, this whole blog was not met on purpose.
It just happened to be that this is the best introduction I can give to you. Right. So your message the message is very clear. When someone says I believe it's time to prove it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for Bill Alameen we ask ALLAH SubhanA to open your heart for the goddess Allah and your family to come to God and cerebral Alameen We ask Allah to make the path to Islam easy for you and your family or environment. So when you're ready inshallah I want you to repeat after me the shirt and Arabic just wanted to say a shadow, a shadow. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah in Allah wa shadow ash, Anna anna muhammadan Muhammadan rasul Allah, rasool Allah, an English
eyewitness, I bear witness that there is no god that there's no God worthy of worship worthy of worship but Allah but Allah, I'm bear witness, I bear witness that Muhammad that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah is the Messenger of Allah, congratulation.
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