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How Can We Attempt to Reach The Spirituality of The Prophet (ﷺ)? – Ask Shaykh YQ #160

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Yasir Qadhi

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So our first question today comes from brother one yahia from Malaysia Mashallah. It's about a cola. And he says that we're supposed to have a pure heart, Pope Salim and we're supposed to emulate the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his question is, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his heart was cleansed, and his heart was purified in a supernatural manner. And Allah subhanho wa Taala fortified it with a man. So given that we are expected to have the old Selim and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is called bizarre role model, obviously, how can we possibly follow him when he has reached a level that we can never expect to reach? One

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out of seven,

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poverty in region? No, he lay him first.

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Now, this is a very beautiful question. And it is a question that

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you can send too shallow to other that our brother has a sincere love. And he's worried that he's not going to get to that status or that station, because obviously our Prophet Sall Allahu Allah, he was send them is who he is, and where are we in this regard? And he mentioned the issue of herb Selim. And that's a very deep and profound topic. And the topic of Alban Salim actually have given a number of hot buzz and talks, you can find it online. But just to summarize that what our brother is referencing, is that the Prophet Ibrahim alayhis, salam, he said in the Koran that on the day of judgment on that day that Yeoman lion Pharaoh modern well urban, that neither wealth nor money will

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benefit anybody. The Prophet Ibrahim Allison, I made an exception and he said that you will know for whatever reason, eliminates a lot of so called bin Saleem, except for the one who came in front of a law with a pure heart called selling him with a pure heart. And Allah mentions the Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam, and praises him when Allah says, Allah who will call bin Salim Ibrahim alayhis salam came to a law with a pilot boon set him now of course the term called it is a reference to the spiritual heart It is not a reference to the physical pulsating heart This is a physical Oregon when the Quran mentions called when the prophets as I mentioned called, there is a spiritual inner

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reality to our existence, we will never understand it, it's not something that is located in a particular place in time, but it is located inside of us and the Arabic word actually means technically it means that which is inside right pallava it means that which is inside or whatever is that which is inside also by the way the term pilot but also indicates fluttering, okay? It indicates vacillation, it indicates turning round. And so our heart is called because number one it is inside of us, right literally and spirit spiritually. And number two, because the world keeps on changing, right? One day you have the highest level of courage The next day, you're scared one day

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you have him and Taka and strength The next day, just want to give up Okay, one day your mind is so strong The next day, you know, it's not like that, you know, one day you hate somebody the next day you will love that person so called is called cold because it constantly changes. And that is why our Prophet sal Allahu Allah, he was sending me to Allah to Allah, that along with a bit lubaina that Allah make our hearts firm upon your worship. If our hearts change in love and hate and whatnot, you know, in this world and whatnot, okay? But it should not change when it comes to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, he should be firm in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And of course

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the word Salim. It means it's from the same root as Islam. And it means the absence of evil, right, some have translated as peace but in reality selling means the heart that has no evil in it, and the el buen Selim, it is called upselling because, number one, it does not have the love of any god besides Allah subhana wa Tada. And number two, it does not have any factors in it that prevents the person from worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the doubts that might exist in the heart of the munafo or following one's desires, you know, lustfully for example, right? This is not going to be collarbone selling, because there are people that believe in a law, but they have impediments in the

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worship of Allah, Allah been sending him he believes in a law and none but Allah is the Lord and then

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There are no impediments in the worship of Allah. And then point number three, that there's no animosity and no hatred for anybody else in this world you have a pure heart polygon Salim is that to the best of your ability? You do not have jealousy to any fellow believer, you do not have any hatred. You do not have any arrogance towards any other mahalo have Allah subhana wa Tada. And if you're able to master these three things, then call Boone Selim has been reached. And our brother is saying that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he has reached a level of Alban study that we cannot reach and this is obvious, nobody can possibly denies this. And that is why he is our Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. In fact, Allah says in the Quran, that one of the reasons why he is so perfect and so chosen is that the Quran has come to his Albright nezzer Levy, who wrote me you know, Allah, because the takuna men and moons in the Holy Spirit or the trustworthy Angel has come down with the Quran upon your old so our dear brother in Islam is asking a legitimate question. How can we possibly compare my Taliban Europe called to the club that Allah chose the Quran to come down and be preserved in right in that naza lobby who wrote who amino Allah Colby College akuna minimoon darina belissa, and in Arabi mo been in pure Arabic, Allah has revealed the Koran to the heart of

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the messenger, and our brother is saying, How can we compete with that, and the response dear brother in Islam, the goal is not competition, the goal is not to even get to that level because we know where it may attain, nobody can get to that level. But the goal is that Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed that Guiding Light, he revealed that no, he revealed that guidance, and he revealed the messenger to be the perfect role model so that we have something to look up to, we know we're not going to get to that exact same level. And that's not the goal. The goal is we keep that level or that McCombe and that height in our eyes. And we keep that bar which is raised so high, we keep it

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in our sights all the time, and we try our best in every aspect of our life. We try our best to come as close to the goal as possible with the realization we will never actually achieve it. You see, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is called a good word to and has center and a good way to enhance and literally means a good role model a perfect role model. Allah did not reveal the Quran, to the Prophet Sall Allahu Allah he was sent him that all of us are going to be exactly like him, Allah revealed it to him, so that all of us can attempt to emulate him, so that we can take him as he has been. And of course he was aided miraculously because he is the Prophet of Allah, He is the

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chosen, he is the most and what does most of I mean in the law stuff at the moment, oh Hanwha Allah Ibrahim or other emiliana Allah, Allah mean, Allah has chosen specific people, Allah has chosen his stuff up means to take apart and to purify. So Allah has chosen certain profits and certain families the family below him has been chosen and the family of emeraude has been chosen and specific people in that lineage. Allah subhana wa tada has raised their ranks and purified them, and therefore our Prophet sallallahu it he was Selim was indeed given a miracle and of the miracles he was given many miracles of the miracles he was given is that as a child, his heart was opened up, and his heart was

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cleansed miraculously. And of course, these reports are in the pseudo books of emanation, but it is how and the Quran references it as well. I am not sure Allah casado rock is referencing here that the Prophet systems heart was purified in zum zum with Zamzam water in a canister of gold purified and any evil that was in it, it was taken out. And of course, we actually this was done twice this this spiritual operation. It was done twice, firstly when he was a child. And then secondly, on the night of his strong Mirage, he was fortified once again. And of course, this is something we expect that Allah subhana wa tada will honor our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and for to find his a

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man and give him a Caliban Salim and even in the header body as well, that our Prophet salallahu alaihe salam mentioned that every one of us has an evil shape on this trying to misguide us, and that shaytan has been with us since we were born. And he said that our messenger of Allah, even you, and he said, yes, even me, but a law has helped me that my Clawdeen has converted to Islam, and he only commands good things right? This is a divine thing. Of course, you know, we expect our Prophet

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So last Friday he was sent him to be blessed in this regard. So my dear brother in Islam, I sense your love for our Prophet. So somebody sense your fear at being, you know, distant from him. But I can only assure you with the assurance that our Prophet system gave to a man that came to him and said almost and drove a lot, I don't have you know, that much, you know, soda cup, and I don't have that much you know, salah and Sam, but I have a love for Allah azza wa jal and His Messenger My heart has love for Allah, His Messenger, and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, You shall be with those whom you love, you shall be with those whom you love. So the goal is not to, to real

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to ever try to achieve that exact level. The goal is to keep on striving, and intimate, Mr. rubinius, Allah will see your effort and your dedication. This is the beauty of our faith, dear brother in Islam, listen to this carefully. Every single boss or friend, or life partner or colleague or human being will judge you by the final product. Nobody judges by the efforts you put in, you know, as a professor, nobody cares as a professor, your professor doesn't care how many hours you studied, he wants to see the results on the exam. If it's so happened, you didn't study at all, and you just happen to know the answers you knew Ace it. And there are others that studied the

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whole semester and for whatever reason, the The question was difficult, and they weren't able to answer there. You're not rewarded by effort in this world. But in the eyes of a law, you are rewarded by effort, you're rewarded by dedication, by sincerity. Therefore, dear brother in Islam, put in the effort, be sincere, do each and every good deed, and in particular, in particular, of the deeds that you should do to be with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I will mention two things that are explicitly mentioned in the Sunnah of the Prophet system to be in the company of the prophets of Allah. Why do you say that? Number one, one of the servants of our Prophet sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam

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our processes as to what do you want in you know for me to give you and the servant was smart, he didn't say any money and you horse he said, I want to be with you in general, all messenger of Allah. And so the Prophet sallallahu I sent him said for any Island f seeker because read St. Jude helped me to help you in this cause by lots of such this. So our dear brother wants to be close to our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the way to do that is number one extra sagittis lots of nephele Salah make sure you're praying the regular follow up to 100 prayers nephele Salah your your son or daughter Atiba. Make sure that that is done. And number two, our profits are some explicitly

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said in the Hadith. Acaba committeeman Zilla numeral cuyama that the closest of you to me in my Menzel the closest you're not going to get to that method, but the closest to you are who has Sunoco, aka, the best of you in manners. So monitor your manners, control your anger, good, speak good words, do not get angry at people. Don't be sarcastic and putting people down, give better than what people expect and expect from others less than what is do unto you. And always be the better of the two in any situation. These are the two things that are more but of course time is limited. You're asking about trying to achieve you know as close proximity as possible. That will be done by

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lots of such does and by good luck. And so to respond to your question dear brother in Islam, aim and strive and put in the effort and realize the goal is not to with your actions get to that level that will never happen. The goal is that Allah will see your sincerity. Allah will see your efforts and Allah will reward you to be in the company of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah azza wa jal that he blesses us to be in the company of the Prophet salallahu. It he was selling them on the day of judgment and in Janata, for those who either