Channel: Yasir Qadhi
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on the very page, so tell Baccarat that Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us to fast the month of Ramadan. And within those very context of verses, Allah subhana wa Taala says what he does, like a body I need for inequality. If my servants ask you about me, then tell them I am buddy I am ever near to them. This is the only time in the Quran that Allah azza wa jal uses alkhoury Bennett is one of his names for in near corrib. I am the one who is the closest to them. And then Allah switches from the third person to the first person and he speaks to us directly. Wu Ji boo da were to die either Diane, I respond to the DA of the one who makes the one he makes two or three times the noun
an adjective occurs three times Oh gee boo da what a daddy either done three times Allah azza wa jal mentions in the context of Ramadan, and in the context of the cm of Ramadan, that I am ever close to the believer. And I call out and I respond to the call of the one who calls me when he calls me, oh gee Buddha to die either on failure study buli will you mean we'll be live on your show, don't let them respond to my call and let them believe in me if they wish to be guided, do our dear brothers and sisters do and what will make us understand the beauty of da da is the universal act of worship, that every single faith and civilization cherishes. This is a universal act, whether you are Hindu,
Buddhist, Christian to is done, because it is the most universal. Not every civilization and religion prays the way we do. Not every civilization fasts. But the one action that is comprehensive across the globe, is the action of beseeching the one you believe in to be a God, because there is no action that better symbolizes the relationship between the creator and the created, then the act of invoking the act of begging the act of asking, even a police had to make dua to Allah. Even shavon had to turn to Allah and say, oh, Allah, allow me to live until the day of judgment. Every single created entity must at some point in life, even if they're agnostic or atheist, sometimes
their fifth rock comes out and they say, oh, God saved me, oh, God helped me. And because da is so universal. And because da is so common across the globe, our religion has come and given us laws and etiquette and manners. We cannot go over all of those tonight. But I want to encourage all of us, I want to encourage all of us to utilize do our constantly, frequently regularly do art is one of the most undervalued and under appreciated actions that allow loves many times unfortunately, we only make do up when we're in trouble. We only make do up at times of stress at times of grief. And that's not the reality of our faith. In fact, Allah subhana wa tada describes those who reject him
as only remembering him at times of crises. That's not the way we are. We make do our morning and evening in the good times and the bad times when we're healthy and when we're sick, we make constantly our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, there is no action of worship that is more blessed than do in another heavy there's nothing more noble than to up in the third Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said he who does not make dua, Allah gets angry at him. One of our poets versified the creation The more you ask them, the more irritated they get. I mean, how many times can you do a favor to a friend how many times if your friend asked you for money for a
ride before you get tired, yet it is Allah subhana wa Tada. The more you ask him, the more beloved you become why, because when you raise your hands to Allah subhana wa Tada. You open your heart to Allah subhana wa Tada. You call out to Him for all of your needs.
You are testifying automatically inherently without even saying anything. You are affirming. You're up. Not only do you exist, but you are the one who hears You're the one who sees You're the one who knows you're up. I'm calling out to you because you are under coalition Kadir. That's why I'm reaching out to you. You're a view on my Creator. If you don't give me Then who else will give me your mere act of raising your hand, the mere act of besieging. It automatically includes in it the essence of tawheed the essence of servitude which is Obadiah you wouldn't be calling drop unless you believed in all of these things. So when you call out to Allah, you demonstrate the reality of
nakida in the law, you show Allah that you're Rob I am the Mk Luke, you are the heart of Europe. I am the mirboo You are the ROB Europe. I have no power when I hold our quwata illa gbic and that is why do AP is the essence of worship. In the Hadith in tirmidhi. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, a DA
mo here doesn't mean brain will cure means the backbone drop is the backbone. It is the essence of worship. He who worships Allah will automatically make dua to Allah. It is only the one who has not perfected worship, who doesn't make do I constantly do art should be a regular routine of our day and our night, we should ask Allah constantly and frequently and in fact, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there is no believer, whoever asks Allah azza wa jal, there is no believer who asks Allah for anything that is good and pure meaning obviously not haram or something, except that Allah azza wa jal will respond will answer, we're going to come back to what this means
respond and answer. But every single time we ask, because Allah is so perfect, and because Allah is the Kareem and the rub. Every time we ask as long as it is hell obviously if we ask for around that we are insulting Allah. If we ask for something unethical, immoral, illegal, this is obviously very evil. But anyone who asks Allah for any how long you want a good job, ask Allah you want a pious spouse, ask Allah azza wa jal you want children ask Allah you want Mo Farah ask Allah, everything in this world and the next that is pure, you should be asking Allah our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, any believer no conditions, who asks Allah anything that is pure, the only condition
has to be valid, something that is pure, Allah subhanho wa Taala will respond will is the Java will explain what that means in a while. One of the Sahaba was amazed. Like he's trying to verify did he hear correctly? Yato Sula. Is that the case? If what you are saying is true, we will ask a law for anything and everything. I mean, think about it. If somebody came to you and said, whatever you ask Bill Gates or whoever it might be, okay, well, after the divorce, I don't know what's gonna happen to him. But anyway, you get my point. Somebody of that stature who has this dunya a partial portrait much more than us, but still it is more than us. And somebody says whatever you want blank check.
You're gonna say Oh, give me this. Give me that you can afford all of this. How about the holiday of the summer Watson? Oh, how about the Rob? How about the Ron Paul Irish? How about the one who has the the canal the canoes are the treasures of everything. And a lot of the processes I'm saying go ahead and ask he will give you he will respond. One of those habits making sure am I sure I heard this right. Did I understand you yada Sula? Are you sure you're sutala? Because if what you're saying is true, then we will ask and we will ask and we will ask the Arabic is he then nastic? Still? We're gonna ask a lot. Are you sure you're a pseudo Allah? And our Prophet system smiled. And
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Allah is much more than anything you can ask for, how weak we are. How infinitesimally puny is our mind that we actually think that we can ask Allah to such an extent that we will somehow diminish or harm the creation and the design of Allah subhana wa Taala. Our Prophet system said in the Hadith, that if all of the creation, the first of them and the last of them, the men of them and the women of them the jinn of than the inside of them, if they were all to be gathered at one place, and they ask Allah, their heart's desires, and they asked him they asked, and Allah gave every one of them everything they desired. It would not diminish the kingdom and dominion of Allah, except like one of
you dips his hand in the ocean and takes it out and thinks that the ocean has been diminished. This is a law we are dealing with. This is the Hard Rock. This is the magical book. Do you think that you and your limited imagination will somehow impact the generosity of Allah, Allah is the Karim and the result and He will give and give and give because that is who he is.
It is our job to ask him even know stuck there. Allahu Akbar, Allah is more than anything and everything we should make do a daily and regular routine we should ask Allah for our small needs and our large needs, we should ask Allah for our private needs and our public needs, we should ask Allah the good of this world and the good of this next and every time we ask, Allah will give now what does it mean? Allah will give when a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the st. Java will come this is where unfortunately a lot of times we don't understand. Yes, you want a good job, you want to work in a particular company. You want a million dollars you have the full right to raise
your hands and say yeah, Allah, I want a million dollars in a halal manner. Everything has to be a highlight of this dunya Yeah, Allah give me a job in that company. I want that job I'm applied for it. Give it to me You make do you make do you make Do you didn't get a million dollars or you didn't get that job? Guess what your do Ark has been responded to, as long as you did it correctly. doing it correctly is a longer topic you have the class you have to work on, you have your pin, you have original bond with a lot xojo your risk is halaal. You're asking what is good. These are all conditions that are there. Your door has been responded What does it mean responded? In another
Hadith we learn what does it mean response? Listen to this and memorize it. Any time a Muslim asks Allah for something, one of three things happens as long as you ask what is halal in a halal manner. As long as you do your job, one of three things will happen either Allah will give you what you asked for. You want that job, maybe you will get it or Allah subhana wa to Allah will divert an evil that had been destined, but because he didn't give you what you wanted. This is a consolation prize, which is just as good for you. He'll divert an evil that was otherwise written for you, or else he will give you reward on the Day of Judgment simply for having asked him Subhan Allah Can you
imagine? Can you imagine simply for asking Allah you will get added on the Day of Judgment. All of us when we're making dua for this dunya something specific and we don't get it? Well, you got something and what you got is better for you. You might not know but that job isn't for your best interest. You might not know but if you got a million dollars who would corrupt you so to save you, Allah is not giving you specifically what you wanted? Allah is not giving you specifics yet still, Allah will give why because you asked Allah, Allah is the Karim and Allah is the manaan and Allah is Allah zaf. So we make dua to Allah azza wa jal from the depths of our heart, and that is one of the
main conditions of jobs that we ask with our culture. We ask internally, we ask Allah azza wa jal sincerely, oh,
Tara and we're here to make dua to Allah azza wa jal with humility and speaking to Allah in a soft voice, that's the etiquettes of da we don't shout our dog when we're private. And now that we mentioned it in our heads, we whisper to Allah in a gentle voice because Allah is semir and Cuddy and we ask Allah with dada dada means with humility and airfloss our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, ask Allah and you are certain that Allah will give you what you want, that is our spiritual state of mind. Order Allaha well I'm to move in hoonah build a job, we have this no one we have positive thoughts of Allah, how can Allah not give us when he is the one who gives and he is
the one who is getting We ask Allah with a positive attitude, and Allah will give as I said, it is guaranteed. Why would Why would it not be guaranteed when our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said hey, this is an Abu our Prophet system said in the law ha ha ye Yun Karim. Allah is happy he is not high and high. Okay, and that's something else highy it's two years with the shader with a cursor on the first one. And heavy means the one who has shyness This is one of the names of a lot of heavy You know, when our car stops at the the parking light or the traffic light and somebody comes and knocks on our window. elderly lady a veteran comes and knocks on a window. Even if we
don't have something, we feel embarrassed, we feel shy, and we just like maybe next time we have to, we can't just ignore we have a heart right? It's something that we feel a sense of, hey, Allah azza wa jal has infinitely more higher. Our Prophet sallallahu I said I've said in the law, he Yun Karim, Allah is highy, the one who has that bashful shyness and Kareem, the average generous, yes to Him in Abu Dhabi, he he is too embarrassed of his own cervid when his servant raises his hands up to him, that he allows those hands to come back down empty without having to put something in them. This is Allah azzawajal How can Allah not give you when you raise your hands and you say, yeah, Rob your
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Because only you can give only your Samir only your bill. See if you're up I'm a believer in you. I say La Isla. Hi Lola, and I'm manifesting Reba, Europe, I want you to give me this because if you don't give it to me, I will never get it. So we make do and we make do I constantly and we make do I regularly and we make do I for the good of this world and the good of the next world. And that's a very important point. By the way, many of us, our draw is concentrated on this dunya and that's the mistake. We ask a lot of this dunya but the emphases should be of the next and when we ask a lot of the next that is guaranteed if we are sincere if we are sincere ma Farah is guaranteed that's what
Toba is. What is Toba? Except do this too far. What is tober? What is repentance except you raise your hands and you say your up I made a mistake Forgive me it is a DA and Allah will answer it. So we ask Allah the good of this world and the good of the next world and we ask Allah azza wa jal for anything that we desire. And when we ask Allah in that manner, then he shall give unto us our mother, I should know the loved one has said ask Allah and don't be embarrassed so much. So if your shoelace breaks your shoe string breaks, make dua to Allah that He gives you a new shoe lace, because will law he if Allah has not will you get a shoe lace, you will not be getting that shoe
lace. Don't be embarrassed It is Allah you're asking. So ask Allah the good of this world and the good of the next world and ask Allah with the heart that is attentive with a mind that is focused with a soul that is submissive and if you do so then you are guaranteed with an E job and inshallah another day we'll talk about some of the etiquettes of da but especially on this night of later to other especially on this 27th night, ask Allah subhana wa tada from the depths of your heart and ask Allah for every good of this world and the next and open up your hearts to Allah because this is our private conversation with Allah subhana wa tada da opens up a new window of worship, we are
communicating with the Lord of the heavens and earth, it is our closest that we can be and especially in such the end these long such does make lots of drop our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the closest that any of you are to your Lord or when you are in such depth, so increase your odds because it is very likely that you will be responded to so make dua and make lots of dough. And we ask Allah azza wa jal to accept our there was saramonic Muhammad sallahu wa