The Branches of Faith – 03 – Descriptions of Iman
Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Series: Yasir Qadhi – The Branches of Faith
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In this inspirational video, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi discusses at length on how a mu’min can taste the sweetness of Iman (faith). He stresses on the fact that the greatest blessing we have as a Muslim is Iman and it is binding upon us to remember that we should thank Allah for writing the blessed Iman in our hearts.
He goes on to acquaint us with the absolute essentials needed for a person who has had the sweet taste of Iman – contentment with Allah SWT and our beloved Rasulullah ﷺ and achievement of happiness and gratitude towards Islam .
Shaykh Yasir makes us understand that it is Iman that allows us to curb grief, pessimism and anxiety thereby ensuring us that Allah will open up doors to this world and the hereafter as opposed to abandoning this life as thought by many. He also expounds on ayah 28 of Surah Hadid where Allah says,
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَآمِنُوا بِرَسُولِهِ يُؤْتِكُمْ كِفْلَيْنِ مِن رَّحْمَتِهِ وَيَجْعَل لَّكُمْ نُورًا تَمْشُونَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ۚ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
“O you who have believed, fear Allah and believe in His Messenger; He will [then] give you a double portion of His mercy and make for you a light by which you will walk and forgive you; and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”
[Surah al-Hadid, 57:28]
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Wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was so happy woman while
we were still discussing the descriptions of a man in the Koran. And yesterday we discussed one of its main descriptions and that is the analogy of the tree. Today we'll move on how else does Allah subhana wa tada describe a man and the blessings of a man of the descriptions in the Koran and of the blessings that Allah has mentioned of a man is the fact that Allah has mentioned that the greatest blessing that he has ever given any person is the blessing of a man. Instead of hoogenraad. Allah subhana wa tada says, regarding a group of hypocrites that had just embraced Islam, they walked into the the Syrah tells us they walked into the Prophet Sall Allahu Allah and His Messenger,
and they were boasting, we are the new believers. We are the new Mormons, and they wanted to curry favor. They wanted to impress the prophets are some that yes, we are the new converts. So give us some special some special dignity. So Allah subhana wa tada revealed in the Quran yummo noona la can assalamu they think they have done you a favor by accepting Islam. Bonilla, huya mundo la come and ha de como de man in quantum souderton rather, it is a law that has blessed you. It is a law that has grace to the min the greatest blessing that Allah has given you is the blessing of he man, but in La Jolla, la come and have documented a man in kuntum saw the thing if you are truthful, if you
are truthful and understanding what is a man if you are truthful and saying to the Prophet sallallahu I just said them we are believers, you would not take it as something you have done. If you are truthful and saying I am a believer, you will recognize it is a loss blessing that you are a believer, not something that you have done, you have acquired you have earned it is your birthright No. If you are truthful, you will thank Allah for having guided you to eat man. The greatest blessing that Allah has given any of us is the blessing of a man. So Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us that we should thank him for that blessing. And of course this blessing of Iman, Allah tells us
in the Quran, that he is the one that has gifted it and written it in our hearts. It is in the Quran that Allah says, I have written a man in your hearts, Allah iica cuttable for you to be human, a man the believers are those Allah has written a man in their hearts, what a Yoda whom and Allah has protected them and gifted them with a roof with the spirit coming from him. In fact, Allah subhana wa tada reminds us that the greatest beauty that He has given us is the beauty of he man, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, that while I can no longer have de la como a man It is Allah who has made a man so beloved to you. It is Allah who has made you love He man was a Yana who feel
lubicon and he has beautified your hearts with a man and the man is beautified in your hearts. Your hearts are beautified with a man and it is a law who has gifted you with that beauty. If you did not have beauty in your lives, your lives would be ugly, decrepit, it would be something that is withering away but you are made beautiful because of man you are made healthy because of he man so Allah subhana wa tada reminds us that he is the one the Yana who the Zener of life The beauty of life comes from Allah blessing you with a man so the movement is always powerful, the movement is always beautiful is always precious, because Allah has gifted you with the gift of a man and if
Allah had willed, He would not have given that gift. So we need to thank Allah subhana wa tada for that gift as well. The Quran tells us another metaphor, another parable and it goes back to yesterday's lecture as well that we talked about the fruits well fruits have a taste so a man as well has a taste and this taste is mentioned in the Quran and the Sunnah of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that he man, the person has tasted a man who is that person three characteristics Monrovia Bella here Robin Robin Islami dienen Wadi Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Abby and Sula. If you have three characteristics, then you will taste that
Taste of lemon balm here is not just taste It's also sustenance, balm food. So the one who has these three characteristics will be nourished with he man, he man will taste good to him and the man will then nourish him. What are those three characteristics number one, he is content with a lot as his Lord, He is content that Allah is my Creator. And this means he is content with Allah other he is content with whatever happens he is content with worshiping Allah number two, he is content with Islam as his way of life, which means he conforms to Islam and he doesn't cut and paste Islam to fit into his schedule. He makes his schedule work around Islam, and he makes sure that his lifestyle is
in accordance with Islam. And number three, he is content with the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as his nebby and hazardous as his rhassoul you are content with the Prophet as your newbie and rasuluh when you take him as a role model when you follow his soon enough when you study his Sierra, when you love him like you love no other person, then you are content with him as an it'd be another soon if you have these three characteristics. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, you will taste the fruit of a man you will taste the man that will sustain you that a family man so a man has a taste a man has a nourishment. And if you have belief in a law and belief
in Islam and belief in the prophet SAW Selim, then you will taste a man and what do you think the taste of a man is? Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said very explicitly that that taste is sweet Halawa. Tell a man whoever has three characteristics. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said we'll taste the hell out of a man and halau what is the sweetness of a man? What is those three characteristics and your Kunal la hora, Sulu, la human merci wa Houma. He loves Allah and His Messenger more than he loves anyone else he loves on Alan His Messenger. Number two, he loves for the oma what he loves for himself. He loves his Muslim Brothers, what he loves for himself. Number
three, he hates to go back to Cofer. He hates to not be in a man just as much as he has to be thrown into the fire. He is so blessed said with a man you know, when you have a blessing, and you want it so much, you cannot imagine life without it. So the blessing of a man is the greatest blessing. You don't want to lose it so you're terrified of losing it. So to be terrified of losing a man is a sign of a man. So when you are terrified of losing a man when you don't want to lose a man, then this is one of the characteristics of those three, that when you have them. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that that person that Kahala with an email, he will taste the hell out. And we all know
what hello and hello was sweetness. There is no sweetness that is more sweet than the sweetness of Eman And that is why the most men will give up every other sweetness that is out of him because he loves the sweetness of Eman more than the sweetness of how long that is why when the Sahaba when he was allowed for them to drink alcohol and they're drinking alcohol. When Allah reveals in the Quran, that in normal commonwell maizuru it is reached it is evil get rid of alcohol, right as they're drinking alcohol, they pour it outside of the windows because the love of a law is more than the love of alcohol. And that will only come when you have a man it is a man that will allow you to
conquer those desires. We're all struggling with addictions brothers and sisters, we all have sins that we do. The only cure for those sins is that we taste the sweetness of a man when we love a man and the sweetness of a man more than those evil deeds, then we won't want to commit those deeds because there is nothing sweeter than Halawa. Tell a man once you taste that hell hour. And you know, we all know this in our daily lives. Even when we eat our food. Why do we keep the desserts to the end because we don't want anything after that. We want to end on something that is sweet. Once we have a desert palace, we don't want anything after we're gonna leave it on a sweet taste. So to
one you have a man, when you commit a sin, you're adding bitterness to that sweetness. You don't want it you would rather have that sweetness of a man. And that's why our scholars of the past they said if these rich princes and these playboys that are committing all these sins, if they knew the sweetness and the the Halawa, and the the tama Nina the Sakina. They said the piece that we feel they would be fighting us with swords and cutting our chests to get that sweetness, but they can't get it that way. If they only understood the sweetness of a large warship. They wouldn't be engaged in those lifestyles they will be doing as we are doing but they don't understand. They think that by
spending money and how ramen by doing this and by eating this and drinking that and going here and there, they will face pleasures, but the real pleasure is Halawa to a man as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us as well. He man is so powerful that of the names of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the color to a man he is described as the color
To a man as Allah says in the Quran, in Scimitar nimona dn una de man, we have heard a caller calling us to Eman Muna de is the title of our prophets of the law while he was selling them, calling us to a man his entire life is a life of calling to a man. So he becomes the caller to a man and Allah describes him as the color of a man So anybody who calls others to eat man, anybody who calls others to eat man becomes following the footsteps of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as well Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran, that when we have a man, then Allah will open up the doors of this world and the next one Oh, hello, Armando, what Choco Lava tahina, Allah him
Baraka, Mina sama, he will out if the people of the cities meaning Makkah, and Medina, if the people of the cities believed if they had a man, we would open the doors of the heavens and the doors of the earth so that all of the Rockets would come to them. When you have a man, you get this world and the next. And this is one of the biggest dichotomies that Muslims don't understand. We think when we have a man, we have to give up this world and we'll get the next No, the moment gets this world and the next Allah subhanho wa Taala is not going to deprive his believers of gifts and the Mothman lives the quality life, not the quantity, we'll talk about this in a future lecture in two, three
days, the quality of life when you become a man, you don't become a multimillionaire, that's not the way it works, but your life quality, your pleasure, your happiness will go to levels you never knew before the life quality will increase with a man because pleasure is not in quantity. Pleasure is not in how large your bank account is, is how happy Your heart is. And the Mothman is the one that a lot as originally mentioned, we will open up every Baraka Baraka to semi you will out we would open up the doors of the heavens and earth and he will feel blessed. He will feel fortunate. That is the internal happiness that comes for the believer. And Allah subhanho wa Taala also mentioned in the
Quran that he man allows us to conquer grief and pessimism and anxiety while he no one attacks No, what am I alone in control? Meaning Don't be sad, don't worry, don't be anxious. And every one of us we have anxieties. Every one of us we have fears, whether it's financial, whether it's family, whether it's stress of work, every one of us we get bombarded with issues of stress and anxiety. And Allah says Don't be scared, don't worry, you will overcome but there's one condition in common meaning if you have a man, then you will overcome those stress. Don't be worried when I tell you what I say no, don't be sad. Don't be anxious, you shall win if you have a man. And of course, there
are so many parables as well. And one of the parables we're going to discuss tomorrow in shallow data in more detail is the parable of light and darkness. A man is called light and leaving a man is called darkness. And there are many beautiful verses. Today we'll discuss one and finish off tomorrow we'll discuss the famous verse the idea to note the verse of Sudoku, which is about a man today we'll discuss this verse. Yeah, you already know Armando tapa la Hawa, Amina para su de la Nima, Rama de la come neuron, una de la Alfred LA, are you who believe, believe in a law, I mean will be law and believe in the messenger. If you do so, a low will give you a light that you will be
able to walk with. So a man has been called a light. And what is the purpose of a light, a light tells you where you are. It shows you where your destination is, it allows you a safe passage from where you are to your destination. When you have light. You know your context. You know your dangers, you know how to get from point A to point B, you have purpose and meaning. Those who don't have life. They don't those don't have light, they're in darkness. And when you're in darkness, you're in mobile, you have nowhere to go, you have nothing to do. You're wandering around aimlessly. You know when the electricity goes out literally life stops for us. We can't do anything. A law is
saying a man is the life the electricity a man gives you everything when you don't have a man you are shun in darkness, you are living without any purpose wandering aimlessly in circles and inshallah tomorrow we will discuss discuss the the beautiful idea of suta note. Let's finish off today by reminding ourselves that Allah tells us in the Quran that we should thank him for guiding us to Eman and hamdulillah Hilary had an idea that we thank Allah for having guided us to this emaan wama Khun Lena Talia Lola and her Donna law we would never have been guided unless a law had given us that guidance. So we
thank Allah for Eman we praise the law for having gifted us with a man and we ask Allah subhana wa tada to strengthen our email and give us more email upon him and I will continue tomorrow with said I'm watching warhammers will la hora catch?