Channel: Yasir Qadhi
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Tip number seven
Alhamdulillah Exalted be the name of a law of the majestic the Most High. We put our trust in Him and upon him do we rely? He answers our door RS four He is our molar and our ally. He revealed to us his speech whose recitation with our voices we beautify and he gave us the idea that we strive to live by. We ask Allah for forgiveness for our sins on the last day and our hearts to purify. May Sadat and Salah be upon Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to whose Prophethood we all
testify as to what follows know that Allah subhanahu wa tada has commanded us to be conscious of him when he says in the Quran yeah you Hello Gina Amano Taka la haka to hottie wallets mo tuna illa Anta Muslim moon.
Today inshallah tada we will discuss two beautiful verses in the Quran that were revealed in the second phase. And these verses are the last two verses of Surah Al Hajj. And these two verses summarize for us so many beautiful aspects about our faith. And as well the style of the verses and the context and the benefits that can be derived can take up many long lectures, but of course time is always limited. So we will summarize some of the benefits from this comprehensive revelation of Allah. Allah says in the Quran yeah you Hello Xena amen oh you who believe it okay. What do you do what are Buddha Raja come without? Oh hi Rhonda Allah come to flippin bow down to Allah and record
fall down in such the worship a law and do good. If you do all of this, you will be successful. In this first verse, Allah subhana wa tada lays out the boundary of success. If you want to be successful, forgiven, be granted gender for things are mentioned. And they're summarized into because the first three are all revolving around rituals, do rocor do sujood and worship Allah record and sujood is of course inside out. And that is indicating that number one Salah is the most important aspect of worship. And number two within the Salah, our physical postures of bowing down, lowering our head to Allah and then falling down in prostration. These are the highest of deeds
within the Salah. And all good deeds Erica was to do why would you do a bother of Allah that's the first pillar. And of course within that pillar, sila is the most important and within sila, rocor and sujood. And having who sure doing rueckert Institute, the second pillar were found all higher, do good to mankind. Be good to people, be good to your family, be charitable, take care of orphans do higher to society, as our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked who is the best of mankind? He said, Hi, you don't know us and for whom leanness? The best of people are those who are the most beneficial to other people. This verse tells us the bare minimum you want to enter Jannah
worship Allah and be good to mankind era good without a little higher. But you see gender has 100 levels or more. And we want the higher levels. So what do we do? That's the second verse with john he do feel that he has a jihadi strive in the way of a law the way that Allah deserves, you should strive in His way. These are the doors that are flung open, and by the way, this verse was revealed, and there was no military jihad. These verses came before the Battle of Bedouin. Yes, indeed, certain aspects of jihad are military, no doubt about it. But the word Jihad does not only indicate qatal, Jihad can be done with the pen. Jihad can be tongue with the tongue. Jihad can be done with
money. Jihad can be done with knowledge. jihad is multiple areas, and Allah is saying, strive in my way, to the best of your ability. In fact, the way that Allah deserves you strive in His way with joy he do feel that he haka God, whatever good deeds you do, do it the best, whether it is your charity, whether it is helping other people, whether it is via knowledge, whether it is in any endeavor, do it How can a jihadi that is raising the bar very, very, very high. In fact, it is so high that we might lose hope How can I do jihad, the heart of Allah subhanho wa Taala we're dying to fill a haka jihadi, how can I reach that level? And that is why Allah then gives us hope. Allah
subhanho wa Taala gives us hope, after telling us to go as high as possibly we can. Eliza then says, Who are the tabacum people, you are not random. It didn't just happen that you are Muslims. A lot chose you to be Muslims. Allah selected you out of all of mankind. It's not random. You are not sitting here for Joomla simply because of a complete random act out of the cosmos. No, Allah chose you out of all of mankind. We are Muslims and out of all of them.
Muslims Alhamdulillah we are worshipping. We're sacrificing our time on Friday. We're coming here to pray Juma. And all of this is a blessing from Allah. Why is Allah mentioning this? Because the one who tells you to reach for the stars, he tells you don't worry, I chose you. I chose you. You're on the team of Allah in His Bella homophily room. We are the Hizbollah where the team have a lot of Anna with Allah. And Allah chose us to be on that team. Allah selected us out of all of mankind. The fact that he selected us shows us that he knows we can do it, and that's why he's telling us who are jitterbug calm. He is the one who chose you. And then he encourages us even more. What am I Allah
Allah confit. dinheiro. Raj. He didn't make this religion difficult. The religion is not difficult. These are words of enticement, words of encouragement, words of optimism. Don't give up. Don't give up. I chose you. This religion isn't difficult. It's been made easy. Who would you tabacum wama Jarrah confy dinniman heritage, and then he gives us even more incentives. militare abiko Ibrahim, this isn't new. You're not the first generation you won't be the last generation what you are doing the commandments you have been given righteousness, piety about the worship, you are not the first this is going back all the way. your forefathers, Ibrahim, this is his mill. It is the mill of every
prophet from his time up until the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you're not alone. We're in a large team. The team transcends civilizations. It transcends omus. It transcends profits. It goes back to Ibrahim alayhis, salaam millet, abiko Ibrahim, who was an Akuma muslimeen. What is the name of this team? What is the name of the group that our Lord chose? Who means Allah, Allah is the one that has chosen you. And he's called you all he's given you the description of Muslim, this is our team. This is our group, and a lot chose us to be a part of it. And Alon named us. And Allah told us what to do the one who gave us all of this, he's not going to abandon this now, the one who chose us
and we didn't ask to be chosen, the one who guided us and we didn't ask to be guided. What do you think he will give us when we actually asked him when he gave us the best blessing without even us raising our hands when he guided us to Islam without even us asking him? What do you think he's going to do when we asked him Oh Allah give us that highest level? Oh Allah make us of those who are doing a son Oh Allah make us of those who are doing jihad the way that hochkar jihadi hatched Abba Kumar Masha Allah Allah confit demon, Raj millet, veeco Ibrahim, who has some common wisdom in Amina kaaboo, Wolfie. He called you Muslims in the previous nations and in this nation as well. It's not a
new team, the team of Islam, the group of Muslims, it goes back and it shall continue until the day of judgment. And as it is Allah subhanho wa Taala, who chose this name for you. And the name of course implies submission and implies peace. Both of these are implied. Islam means submitting to Allah. And when we submit to Allah, we will find within that submission, peace, Islam is submission and submitting to Allah brings about peace. So Allah is saying, This is my team, submit to me and you will be safe, you will find peace who has American Muslim and amicable of jihad. Why? y Li one of the reasons why Leah coonara su Lucia Hayden alikum, who is the leader of our team, who is going
to be our guide, who is going to be the one that is literally our coach, we look up to him for a role model, we look up to him for inspiration, we look up to him to tell us what to do. Our Prophet Sall Allahu Allah, he was saying that we're not alone. He didn't just create us and then tell us we're Muslims. We have somebody that is going to be monitoring us. And even when he's gone, his son remains, even when he's physically not here his car remains and that will be a witness for all of us. That will be a role model for all of us. licona rasuluh Shaheed en la calm, and then you as well, all Muslims, you have a responsibility, what is your responsibility? What are kulu, shuhada
and anass? So the Prophet system is our leader, he is our Shahid. He is the one we look to, but then he has entrusted us with the task. And what is that task? The rest of mankind should find us to be role models. The rest of mankind should look to us for what it means to be a worshiper. What are the embodiments of being the true believer in a god? believer in the Sharia believer in the final day, we need to be role model citizens and role model human beings. Via coonara sudo. shahidan aleikum wa
kuno, Shahada and anass all of mankind should take you as the witness. We need to be the role model quantum higher our own method of rejecting us. We are the best of the omaze. Why? Because we command what is good forbid what is evil. And we believe in a law, we demonstrate what it means to be believers in a law of gender, gender, whoo hoo. So Leah coonara solutia heathen, Aleikum, wa takuna, Shahada and us now, we have been tasked with a monumental task, it is a global task. It is a task that is no doubt very daunting. We have been literally told you need to be the leaders of mankind, in your morals, in your allow in your ethics, in your laws, in your spirituality. In your honesty,
everybody should take you to be role models. That's a huge task. We once again feel daunted we feel scared, what is the law say? Begin with the basics. Go back to the very basics. What should we do for the masala to
begin with yourself, established a prayer and give charity. This goes back to the previous verse, the exact same message but in different wordings, because the previous verse said, do record, do sujood and do good deeds to others. And the best of good deeds is to give your money to the poor, which is the cats. So this verse once again goes back to the basics, began with yourself. Make sure you have fulfilled your rituals, make sure you are giving your charity unto mankind. And yes, the task is great. Yes, it is a huge responsibility, massive responsibility. But what do we do? Why does he move in law? We turn to Allah for help we turn to Allah for help Allah Who created us and who
guided us and who made us a part of his team, and he gave us the name Muslim, and he made us in the same league as the prophets before us. That creator is now telling us it's a huge task. But don't worry, turn to me. Why don't see movie law. Turn to Allah for help and protection. ask Allah subhana wa tada for what you need. Who am Allah? Allah is your moda and Mola here means what the one who shall protect Mola means the one who has a nurturing care and the one who shall protect because of that care. It has two implications. The molar is the one who loves you and will protect you. That's what molar means. So Allah is saying I am your molar. Don't worry. Don't feel daunted. Don't be
overwhelmed. I gave you a task and I chose you for my team. And I'm here whenever you need my help you always need my help turn to me. Who am Ola come near Mel Mola Mola when airman no see what a beautiful protector is Allah subhanho wa Taala. And what a perfect source of help the moolah, the one who loves and will protect and then I'll see you the one who has the power to help you. And this verse summarizes for us the beauty of our faith. It shows us how blessed and fortunate we are that Allah subhana wa tada gave us this blessing without even us asking him It tells us what we should be concentrating on our personal rituals and then being good unto mankind. It reminds us of a global
responsibility. Don't be selfish, you have a responsibility to all of mankind. And then it tells us Don't worry, I'm here for you turn to me. I will help you I will protect you and who else do you need once I am protecting you for nierman Mola when they may not see it? May Allah subhana wa Taala bless me and you withdrew the Quran and may make us of those who is vs. They understand and applies halal and haram throughout our lifespan as scholars forgiveness he was will ask him for his or her food and the ramen.
Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah opposes you to Allah, the One and the unique. He it is Who we worship, and it is His blessings that we seek. He is the Lord of the oppressed and the one who answers the door of the week. Dear Muslims, this verse and many verses reminds us of one of the most no the most important blessing, not one of the most important blessing. And that is the blessing of Islam. Who ajouter back home, he chose you. He selected you out of all of mankind. He is the one who chose you Alhamdulillah hinder the Hagana da da da da da da da da da Allah, Allah and Allah and Allah, all praises due to Allah who guided us to this and we would never be guided had it not been for Allah
guiding us. Allah blessed us with the best blessing and the greatest need
Ma that is even imaginable and that is the blessing of a man and the name of Islam. And he gave us these blessings out of a blessing from him out as a father from him out of a Quran from him. And this has mentioned as well in Surah rocks in Surah telephoto rotz Allah subhana wa Taala reminds us when a group of veterans came to Medina, a group of new veterans, they were arrogant and they said that we have accepted Islam. We are the ones that are the new Muslims we we and the La xojo revealed in the Quran, the mo nooner Alec and assalamu they think that they are doing us a favor when they have accepted Islam. These veterans think they're doing you a favor, and Allah azza wa jal flipped
the script around but in La Jolla moon or Lee Kuan Yew didn't do anybody a favor. Allah chose you and Allah bless you and Allah azza wa jal showed his favours upon you. Allah is the one who is the man Nyan but Allahu
Allah has shown you a favor by doing what and had accumulated Imani that Allah has guided you to him and if you are really truthful, if you're truthful about your claim to be Muslim, then you would realize that it is not because of you that you are Muslim, you would realize you didn't cause your Islam if you really are Muslim, you will recognize it is Allah who has chosen you and Allah has blessed you and Allah has conferred that blessing upon you. But in La Jolla mundo la Come on Hydra chameleon Imani in quantum saw the thing dear Muslim is the one who chose you is not going to abandon you. The one who blessed you with Islam is not going to let you go now. The one who made you
a part of his team is not going to fail you all you need to do is to turn to him near Mel Mola when nierman nasiha never give up hope in Allah never give up hope in Allah always put your trust in Allah. Raise your hands to Allah, the One Who gave you the best blessing anybody could possibly have without even you asking what do you think he's going to give you? When you raise your hands and you beg him? What do you think he's going to give you when you turn to him? And you ask him? That is the Kareem that is the manaan that is Dada. That is the right man. Turn to Allah subhana wa tada and then strive in His way with joy who do fella How could you either and you will break barriers and
you will raise ranks and you will insha Allah who to Allah change this world and make your way up to the agenda to for those in either. That is our goal. We have a huge task. It is a massive task, but the one who chose us for that task. He is the one that will help us along the way and give us all that we want if we only turn to Him Aloma NIDA and firmino accumulated if you had to do meet them but Illa Fatah, WA hum Manila for Raja whether they in in la cabeza de Maria on Elijah feta. Well, I see it on Elijah SATA allama fildena. What is one in the linear Saba una been a man What attracted you to Kuru Bina Hillel la de la mano robina. In Nakuru for Rahim Allahumma is an Islam and Muslim
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