So Flee to Allah

Yasir Qadhi


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Alhamdulillah All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise Him and we seek His help and aid and we seek refuge in Allah from the evil of our souls and the consequences of our actions. Indeed whomever Allah guides, none can misguide. And whomever Allah Allah has to be misguided none can guide him back to the straight path. I bear witness and I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship other than Allah subhana wa Tada and bear witness and I testify that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his final prophet and his most perfect worshiper as to what follows ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada reminds us in the Quran, when he says you have Latina Armando, taco la halco to call

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T, one at a Mouton. Illa one to Muslim moon. Oh you who believe be conscious of Allah, the way that it is befitting that you are conscious of him and do not die except in a state of submission to Him. Dear Muslims, one of the earliest revelations of the Quran and early makansutra is Surah 230 yards and inserted that Yachats ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada mentioned some of the stories of the prophets. And he warns about the final day and the accountability and towards the end of the surah there is a very powerful verse that will be the subject of our whole Toba. It is a verse that our scholars have said have commented on and it translates as the Arabic is for Pharaoh in Allah and it translates us flee

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to Allah subhanho wa Taala flee and run to Allah subhanho wa Taala fulfill rule illa Allah. What does it mean when the Quran is telling us to flee and run towards Allah subhanho wa Taala the word Farah in Arabic means that someone was frightened, and he knew he was in danger. And so he escaped from that danger by rushing towards a place of safety. All of this is encompassed in the two letters Farah, he knew he was in danger. And so he wanted to remove himself from that danger, and he raced to a place of safety. That is what Farah means in the Arabic language to flee for safety to flee from a danger towards a place of safety. And that is the exact message and meaning of this word in

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the Quran. When Musa returns to fit down and fell down challenges him didn't you run away from me? Musa acknowledges for ferrata to mean Camilla McNiff to come. Yes, I ran away from you when I was scared of you, the word Ferrara is used, and Allah talks about the day of judgment. And he says on that day, there will not be a mafara There's no place Turner one away from you're not going to find a place of safety on the Day of Judgment. So the concept of Ferrara means that you knew you're in threatened danger, and recognizing this danger, you turned your back and you rushed towards a place of safety. So Allah is saying, there is no safety other than with me. And without me you are in

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perpetual danger. For fuel rule Illa Allah without Allah subhanho wa Taala you are surrounded by danger, and there is only one place to turn to. There's only one protection and that is turning towards Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is the message of every single prophets. The prophets were sent to remind us to turn to Allah to remind us to find our journey to Allah. Ibrahim announces in the Quran in Nisa, Hebron, Isla Robbie saya Deen I shall journey towards my lord he shall guide me in Nisa, Hibben Isla Robbie, and more than 20 times a day we make dua to Allah guide us to the straightway. In fact, our religion revealed a Shetty and the meaning of the Sharia is the path

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towards Allah subhanho wa taala. In today's brief holdover, I will elaborate and also summarize what our scholars of Tafseer have said about this verse because there are many types of running away. There are many types of fleeing you flee from something to something. So in today's hope, I will summarize five such concepts

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There are mentioned in our classical books and our tradition, what exactly are we running away from? And what exactly are we running to? Five things will be mentioned number one and the most important obviously, from Cofer to Eman from Cofer to Eman from believing in any false deity in any object of veneration from having our hearts attached to anyone other than Allah. We run from this and we run towards Allah subhana wa Tada towards believing in Allah towards putting our trust in him. One of the scholars of the past SALADNA Abdullah said, we flee from all besides Allah towards Allah subhanho wa taala. Our hearts should not be attached to any entity. Our Thai look is the Arabic word

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must be in Allah and through Allah and by Allah, if your heart is attached to other than Allah. Of course, the worst attachment is a false god. But there are attachments that are lesser than a false god. There's attachments of our soul attachments of greed, attachments of taking care of what we need to attachments of prioritization. If our priority is not Allah, we need to cut off that prioritization and we flee towards Allah subhanho wa taala. This is point number one fleeing from Cofer towards Eman point number two, fleeing from Jehovah to him. We run away from ignorance and towards knowledge. We run away from every type of ignorance especially ignorance of a religious

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nature we run away from that and we run towards a knowledge of this Deen know that Allah is Allah Alim and he sent us the more Alim the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and our religion is about it in and the first revelation was about a crop, our entire religion is based upon knowledge of Allah and knowledge of how to worship Allah. And that is why Allah says, Allah raises those who have knowledge Jatropha Allahu Latina amen, amen come welder, Dino to the Illuma Dora Judd, we run away from ignorance and we run towards knowledge. Allah azza wa jal is the source of all knowledge. And he sends prophets to teach us and he sends books to guide us and the prophets and books are what we

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turn to for knowledge. Therefore, as a part of this verse for fuutarou Illa Allah, we must always be attached to the knowledge of this Deen. We must make sure that there's a constant supply of in in our daily lives, we must have a regular routine of attaching ourselves to Islamic scholarship. As we're driving in our cars as we're sitting waiting for something as they are caught in the masjid every day, every week increase your knowledge of this Deen knowledge of this religion is the umbilical cord that ties us to our religion. Nothing increases our Eman more than knowledge. And nothing prepares us for the journey towards Allah more than knowledge. So make sure as we turn to

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Allah that the turning is done based upon knowledge. And we thank Allah we live in a time in a place where there's so much knowledge the internet has made the entire world into a small village Aroona MA from every language are preaching and teaching Alhamdulillah our community has people of knowledge benefit from them, listen to them, attend their circles, and make sure there's a regular supply as you continue on your journey to Allah. So the second type fulfilled rule Allah you turn away from ignorance and you turn towards knowledge. Number three for Pharaoh Illa Allah run towards Allah subhanho wa Taala we turn away from disobeying and we turn towards obedience, as they've been

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Abbas said when he commented on this verse, run away from disobeying Allah and run towards obeying Allah run away from Marcia and towards da. And we can also say run away from punishment towards mercy from itab to Rama. And of course, Allah tells us in the Quran, that the way to attain mercy is through obedience woman neuter illa huwa rasool Allah, who ye shall La Jolla takahe for hola como for his own, those who obey Allah and who are conscious of Allah and obey the messenger. These are the people who will be successful. In a hadith in Sahih Bukhari our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I will give you an example of my message and what Allah has sent me with. He gave this

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example I will give you an example of my message and what Allah has sent me with. He said, My example is like that of a Warner, who came across a group who were sleeping, and he said to them, that I am a warner Unto You, I have seen the army that is about to attack you, and I'm warning you to prepare. I have seen the army myself, so be prepared and flee. And so those who obey the Warner and runaway will be safe and those who disobeyed the Warner meaning the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and our heedless shall be destroyed. This hadith tells us that we turn away from disobedience and we

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Turn towards the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala there is no success without obedience to Allah and disobedience to Allah brings about every type of calamity at the personal level and at the community level and at the societal level. So we turn away from Marcia towards Thora of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is category number three, category number four for fuutarou Illa Allah, we turn towards Allah in our dua in our help, we turn towards Allah for our needs. Iya cannot abou what Yeah, can Esther in whenever we are in trouble whenever we need something, our hands should be raised first and foremost to Allah subhanho wa Taala ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada tells us in the Quran,

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that of the etiquettes of the believer is that they turn to Allah to Luna who Robin wa hubba they make dua to him constantly in a state of hope in a state of fear. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, advising the closest of his Sahaba way the cell surface Allah why the standard fester in Billa when you ask make sure you ask Allah and when you seek help, seek the help of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. Allah reminds us in the Quran in em sesco Allahu Allah, Doreen Fela Akashi if Allahu Allahu, if a calamity afflicts you, no one can lift that calamity other than you, when you let go the higher in and if Allah wants some good to come to you, then none shall come between you and that

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good. So why do we turn to other than Allah? Why is our hearts attached to other than Allah? subhanho wa Taala for Pharaoh in Allah, at times of unease at times of discomfort, what's the first entity your heart turns to? Where do you find comfort? Where do you find solace? That is a sign of your Eman. If you turn to Allah immediately if your first refuge is to Allah subhanho wa Taala then this is a sign of Eman but if you find yourself turning to other entities to other things besides Allah, then indeed this is a sign of weakness of Eman. We seek Allah's protection in that the fifth of these things that we can turn to that our scholars mentioned for fugu, Illa Allah and this is

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especially relevant in the current world on climate we find ourselves in is to turn away from hafla towards the clean to turn away from a life of heedlessness from a life of no purpose to a life of purpose and nobility. Because this generation of ours in particular, is perhaps one of the most if not the most oblivious generations towards religion and spirituality, over all religion is declining in the world that we live in religiosity is becoming scarce and rare is it to find somebody who is a religious person of any stripe or of shape, shape or form. And so fulfill rule Allah means we find purpose in our lives. Why are we here? What is the purpose of our living? There is no purpose

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without Allah. There is no purpose of living, there is no higher goal. Why are we here? If we don't have Allah then life becomes meaningless life becomes without any purpose. The only meaning that we will find that is truly noble that is truly worthwhile is by discovering Allah knowing Allah worshiping Allah having a connection with Allah, when we have ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala our lives become worthy of living for funeral Illa Allah turn away from the heedlessness Subhana Allah look at especially our next generation. All they do May Allah guide us and them is tick tock after Facebook after you do after video that said numbing their senses. This is not the way we will raise the next

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generation. We have to teach them for Pharaoh in Allah cut off from this muffler. Cut off from this heedlessness and discover Allah know Allah subhanho wa Taala because when you don't know Allah, and when you forget Allah, you forget about yourselves. Allah says in the Quran, what Kuno collodion Anna sola for answer home and foster home do not be like those who forgot about Allah because those who forget about Allah, they actually end up forgetting about themselves. This is a very powerful psychological verse. If you don't know Allah, you don't know yourself, ie the only purpose of yourself is really in the worship of Allah, you will discover yourself and your life will attain

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meaning and you will attain happiness when you are connected with Allah. And when you cut off from Allah, then you have nothing left to live for. And perhaps that is one of the reasons why we find so many mental illnesses because religion overall is on the decline. Allah reminds us in the Quran, Vickery la he talks about in Nakuru verily in the remembrance of Allah to the hearts find tranquility, this is what it means to turn to Allah for Pharaoh Illa Allah we find meaning in life

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Through the worship of Allah subhanho wa taala. So these are five simple realities and of spheres of what it means to turn to Allah number one, turning away from Cofer towards Eman. Number two, turning away from Jehovah towards him away from ignorance towards knowledge. Number three, turning away from Masia from sin towards thought towards worship. Number four, turning away from seeking help from other than Allah towards yucca, not with what you're gonna stay in. And number five, turning away from tough love from heedlessness towards your pain towards certainty and this concept of turning to Allah and prioritizing Allah and setting your direction in the way of Allah. It is something that

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our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would do constantly. One example just one example of this, we learn from our mother or the Allahu anhu, that every single night before going to sleep, the last day of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would lie down on his right hand side and he would make this dua this hadith in Bukhari and Muslim the last two others he would make, it's a beautiful day. And really it is a summary of a pharaoh Illa Allah the whole dua is a summary of I'm going towards Allah subhana wa Tada it's a long dua I will say it in Arabic and you can look this up online Allahumma Islam to an FC Lake well, we'll just do what G Lake were for work to somebody a

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lake while Jatoba de Lake rock button water button a lake la manager, our manager Minka is meant to be kita buckler, the insults when a vehicle at the outset Oh Allah, I have submitted my soul unto you and I have put my face in your direction. And I have relegated my affairs to you and I have taken support from you. There is no rock button what I have put my hope in you and my fear in you. There is no safety from you. Nor is there any place of refuge except in you. I believe in you, oh Allah and I believe in the book that you have revealed and the Prophet you have sent this entire Hadith I turn my face towards you, I put my back in a rush towards you, I submit my affairs towards

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you. All of this is about turning towards Allah subhanho wa Taala there is no refuge from Allah except in Allah, we turn from the punishment of Allah to the Mercy of Allah subhanahu wa taala and that's what our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam reminded us in the famous Hadith pudsey that Allah azza wa jal says that oh my servant, Whoever comes to me in one step, I come to him in 10 steps and whoever comes to me walking, I come to him running. This is the reality of turning towards Allah and fleeing towards Allah. Let us prioritize Allah subhanho wa taala. Let us put our Eman in Allah. Let us take our knowledge from ALLAH and the revelation of Allah subhana wa Taala let us make

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the vicar of Allah and they're about to have Allah priority. Let us find meaning in our lives by remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala let us find pleasure in the obedience of Allah. And when we do so we will turn away from the punishment of Allah towards the worship of Allah subhanahu wa Tada Lama NIDA and for aminu robotic and if you have the Quran and alim or llama, llama, llama and foreigner B Manzil T dinamica topic I ask Allah subhana wa Taala for Baraka in his book and ask Allah for refuge and all that He has revealed that is not good for us and ask Allah for is still far from me and you seek is still far for Indeed he is the whole food and the Rahim stuff for Allah

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Alhamdulillah Hilda had an I had a summer the lady limited when I'm you lead while I'm your co loco foreigner had to do do Muslims in the last week or two. Our community has had a series of deaths amongst our own family and friends and even amongst those who used to pray amongst us. Even today, there are people that were here last week that are not here today. Constantly, we are surrounded by death, one after the other, either a distant friend or a near relative meets their end, and every single Juma and every month comes and we have one or two or three less people in our own gathering. Every time somebody passes away, every single time we hear of somebody who has moved on. It is as if

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Allah is giving us one more opportunity to assess our own lives to assess our own good and bad before the news of our death reaches others. Dear Muslims realize that nobody lives forever. It is only Allah who is Alberti khulumani la have fun wire we'll call wedge Hora because we'll gelardi Will Ikram. All who is on this earth shall perish none shall be left except ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala good

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Lunasin the perpetual moat every single soul shall taste death. Well Mr. John Oliver sharing mechanical hold, we have not given eternity to any human being an emitter for human hardly doing, if you are rasool Allah will die do they think they should live forever? Dear Muslims, every single time somebody passes on, it is an opportunity for us to remember of our own mortality, our finite time on this earth. What have we accomplished? And what will we accomplished? Dear Muslims of the ways that we will make our lives better is by remembering death. We remember death not to be morbid not to be terrified not to be petrified. We remember death in order to live a better life. Our

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam reminded us frequently think of death, he told us frequently think of death. Think about that. And I asked you and myself an honest question. When was the last time you actually thought of death? When was the last time you visualized death? And that's one of the reasons why EMR is so important, because our Eman teaches us what is going to happen at the time of death and in the journey of death. And in Barossa dear Muslims are in mind myself and all of you that have the ways we will better ourselves is one we visualized that journey step by step and stage by stage. Imagine the angels coming to take your soul and ask yourself which of the two types of

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angels do you want? The angels of mercy are the angels of punishment. Imagine being lowered into the gray for the very first time and the first night that shall be in the grave. Imagine Moncada and Nicki coming and asking you the three questions. We know the questions, the questions have been told to us. But the answer to those questions will not be based upon our memory. It will not be based upon what we have memorized. It will be based upon our lives and our actions. Be prepared for that answer. Know that in the Barossa. Either your cover is one of the gardens of Jannah or it is one of one of the pits of that fire of hell we seek Allah's refuge. Which of the two do you want it to be

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visualized? Your Muslim standing on the Day of Judgment in front of Allah visualized? Allah azza wa jal asking us the questions we know the exam has been set and the questions are public. Every single question has been told to us visualize Allah azza wa jal asking us My dear servant yah, Abdi, what did you do with your life, with your health, with your wealth with your time? What did you do with all that I have given you have an answer from now prepare that answer. Try your best and do not trivialize any small deed, no matter how small it is, do not trivialize it, because you and I do not know which small deed might be the most expensive in the eyes of Allah do not trivialize the

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opportunity to do any good. And that's what our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that put a barrier between yourself and the punishment of Allah, even if it's by giving half a day, even if by smiling in the face of your brother, helping your brother in a small short, being optimistic and positive. Do not ever give up an opportunity to do good. Keep on planting the seeds of good every single day live a consistently ethical life. So that insha Allah huzzah Allah, when we meet Allah, we can say, Yeah, Allah, I'm not the most perfect, but I tried. And this is what I have to show. But be prepared for that day. And the way you are prepared is by visualizing and thinking about it. Also

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do your Muslims as we have so many people passing away amongst us, I remind myself in all of you to take advantage of our elders take advantage of our elders, for as long as we have them. I speak now to the youth especially, and to the youngsters amongst us, and to those whose parents are still with them, that thank Allah that your parents are with you and be good to them and try your best to be a righteous son or daughter to them. Because the time might come when that is not going to be there for you. And those that are elderly of your relatives have a good relationship with them called constantly be in touch with them, because you do not know when that opportunity will be lifted. And

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for those whose parents or whose relatives have moved on, know that your life itself is also a baraka for them and could be a baraka for them by your good deeds, try your best to maintain their memory constantly gift them good deeds, this is of the least obligations that a righteous son or daughter should do. Those whose parents have moved on your lives can still be sources of blessings for them. It is mentioned in the Hadith that the Prophet says and I'm said that a person who has passed on his rank will be raised high in Jannah. And he's passed away. So he will say to Allah, Allah, how is my rank being raised? So Allah will say, this is from the good deeds of your son or

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your daughter, this the son or daughter that is on this earth and still gifting those deeds So continue to do them dear Muslims whose parents or relatives are moved on doesn't mean that once they moved on, their memory is gone. Keep their memories alive.

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and do what you can to give sadaqa or to do any good deed to our or Hajj or Umrah or building a wealth or giving any good deed in their name so that you can continue to benefit them. And also do your Muslim realize it is the son of Allah, that as you do unto others, so it shall be done unto you. So as you show reverence and as you show respect to your elders, so to when you are elderly, in sha Allah, people will show respect to you. And as you remember those that have passed on and as you send your good deeds to them, then realize that when you have passed on in sha Allah Who to other there will be progeny of yours that will do good deeds for you come to the you know to Dan, as you

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do unto others, it shall be done unto you. So take advantage of those who are living and do not forget those who have passed on and every one of us, let us prepare for the inevitable end because that is the end of every single one of us Allahumma and NIDA and for me no Allama letter if you don't meet them, and he loves a forester, Wareham and Illa Farage, the weather then and Illa Kadota whenever you want Illa Shia feta when I see it on Illa sorta Alma fildena What is one internet in a cyber Khun Eben a man, what a treasure I feel kubina Zilla Lilina Avenue Robina in Nakuru for Rahim Allah Who Marisa islam al Muslimeen Allah whom is an Islam and Muslimeen Allah whom is an Islam I

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Quran or the Quran Allah or the mayor the Kuru come wish guru calm. What did the crew lie about what they missed?

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