The Branches of Faith – Episode 08 – Belief in Allah

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In this mesmerizing lecture , Shaykh Yasir Qadhi implores us to fathom the greatness behind the Kalimah –

لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله

and make sincere efforts to completely immerse oneself in the most comprehensive Kalima there is.

What does it mean? How do we revel in the pleasures of this astounding kalima which is not just knowledge based but is also action based? More light is shed on this line in the talk for all to reflect upon.

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi goes on to elaborate how the kalimah is the first thing we hear on our birth and also the last thing we say when we leave this life. He even establishes that no other form of dhikr holds higher regard than this very Kalimah and is the most coveted treasure of Jannah.

Episode Transcript

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salatu salam, ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was so happy he woman Wella hammerberg so we go back to the Hadith that we began with our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, a man is 70 odd branches of Babu. Ha, the highest or the best of it Allah in one version, the highest of it are the best of it is the Shahada of La ilaha illa Allah. So this is by the text of the Hadith, the highest of the 70 odd branches. This is where a man begins. This is the ultimate crux of a man and a man in a loss of Hannah Woods Allah a man in a law is no doubt the foundation upon which every single other facet of a man comes from. This is the criterion of Eman and Cofer and the calima of La ilaha illa Allah

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is the most comprehensive Kadima that summarizes what we mean when we say we believe in Allah, this Karim Allah ilaha illa Allah, it is because of it that Allah created us. Allah created us to worship him when my doctoral agenda was inserted earlier a boon the purpose of our existence is the worship of Allah. It is because of this Kadima that Allah sent each and every prophet as the Quran says, We have not sent a single messenger except because to spread La Ilaha in the NFR Boone, it is because of this karema that Allah revealed the books. It is because of this Kadima that he sent the prophets to teach people and call them to mankind. This Kadima is what separates mankind from what men

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tocopheryl Allah did not separate us based upon our skin colors based upon our ethnicities based upon our nationalities, the one distinction who already has come from income capture woman commitment He created you some have rejected and some have accepted based on this Kadima. If you state it and believe it You are a Mormon. If you reject it and do not believe in it, you have rejected a man. It is based on this Kadima that heaven and hell are decided in Butoh wanted multiple ahaadeeth our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said mancala La ilaha illallah wa de Hillel Jana, whoever says La Ilaha Illa. Allah shall enter agenda and we explained yesterday. This means

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eventually they will enter agenda, no one who utters La ilaha illAllah from his heart will remain permanently in jahannam. Eventually that eemaan will save them and take them to gender. This kalama is heavier than the entire creation. It is reported in the most southern covered hacking that the Prophet Musa alayhis salaam he asked a lot he said Oh Allah teach me a special Vicar that I will say. So Allah said or Moosa say la ilaha illa Allah. So Musa said, Allah, everybody says this means I want something special, give me something that is greater than this. So Allah responded Oh Moosa, if the seven heavens and the seven Earths and all that is in them were to be placed on one side of

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the scale and La ilaha illAllah placed on the other side, La ilaha illAllah would be heavier than the entire creation, which means almost, there is nothing more blessing than La ilaha illa Allah. This is the one Kadima that the Prophet Yunus understood very well when he was in the darkness of the whale and the darkness of the night and the darkness of the ocean. This is the Kadima that would save him. Why not feel lumati Allah Illa illa Anta subhanak in economy Nevada mean from the depths of the darkness of the whale and of the night and of the ocean. He called out with the Kadima and Allah subhana wa tada festa Jabba nada, we saved him from that it was this Kadima as well, our

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Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in that famous hadith of Voluma to Anna, one of the best statements that I have ever said, me and all of the profits before me, all the prophets and I have never said anything better than this Kadima and then he said the longer kalama eyeshadow Allah ilaha illallah wa tada who la sharika lahu Makoto Al Hamdulillah coalition party, this is the best kalama that any human has ever uttered. And it is the kalama that is the basis of our Eman but what does the kalama mean? So many of us we recite it and the Sahaba also recited but the impact on the Sahaba is not the impact that it has on us. The impact on the earlier generations is not the

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same as the impact on us. Brothers and sisters. If we

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truly understood the Kadima it would revolutionize our lives. That Kadima frees us, it uplifts us, it empowers us. It translates as there is no deity worthy of my worship, of my subservience, of my love of my fear of my hope of my a bada other than Allah subhanahu wa tada nothing in existence is worthy of Me lowering my head to have me humbling myself in front of I should be scared of nothing except a lot I should love nothing ultimately, except a lot. Nothing in the creation deserves my ultimate loyalty, my sacrifice when in na sila T one Uzuki Mama, Mama T de la European admin. When you understand the Kadima, you liberate yourself from all the problems of this world this problem

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This world will not affect you, this world is not your goal. This world contains nothing that is of ultimate substance for you, unless it connects you with Allah subhana wa Tada. So the Kadima is the most uplifting, the most freeing the most empowering kalama and that is why our Prophet Sall Allahu Allah sent him said to the leaders of the Quran, that oh courage, I will teach you a kalama. Because of this, you will become the leaders of the world the courage to not accept it. The Muslims accepted it. And when they did, and they implemented it, they did become the leaders of the world. This kanima was the one our Profit System said to his uncle. Yeah, I'm called kenema or have juca behind

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the law, say this one Kadima and I will be able to argue your case in front of Allah subhana wa Tada. This schema saves you in this world and in the next world. It is that Kadima that when our child and babies are born, we are commanded to recite the event. So the first thing that our children here when they come into this world should be the Kadima and it is the gold as well. That is the last thing that we say. But what does the Kadima mean? As I said, it translates as there is nothing in existence there is no deity that is worthy of my worship other than Allah subhana wa Tada. Now, if Allah had willed the Kalima would have been only knowledge based, but it is not it is

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action based I want to explain what I mean by this. The Kadima inherently is action based. If Allah had willed the kalama could have been La La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la la, la la. And that would have been a statement of fact, there is no rub other than a law there is no creator other than a law there is no sustainer other than a law and that would have been a legitimately correct statement. It is correct, that there is no rub other than a law but that is not our Kadima because our religion is more than just mere knowledge. As I explained a few days ago, it's more than just theoretical conceptual, I believe in one God, no one that kalama tells us there is nothing that

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I should worship other than a law. It is telling us to go beyond acknowledging Allah's existence. I need to worship Allah, I need to do more than just affirm he exists. I need to worship Him. And it is interesting to note that this word ILA, which is the crux of the whole Kadima, La Ilaha, Illallah, it implies that which is turned to for help, that which is worship that which you beseech you invoke you call you fear you love you, oh, this is Ella. And notice here, when we say la ilaha illAllah, it implies indirectly and directly, that nothing in existence is all powerful other than Allah. Why? Because listen to this carefully, the one whom you worship, the one whom you turn to

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when you're in distress, the one whose hands you got your you raise your hands to when you need help, that is the one you understand he is the one who is all powerful. Who is the Sustainer who is Allah kulesza. In Korea, he hears he knows he sees he loves he cares he says couldn't find a spoon. So when you say la ilaha illAllah you automatically imply La la la la la la Hanukkah, Illa Allah Allah Allah colletion Kadir, Allah Samir Allah Basia, Allah coldfire Khan he says configure Khun it is implied because who do you turn to when you need help? You need the one who is the all powerful, the all seeing the all knowing the one who can respond to you. So by including the element of

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worship, we are told go beyond just recognizing Allah exists and worship Allah turn to Allah be subservient to Allah subhana wa tada and therefore this kalama, as we said, is an action based Kadima. It liberates us emotionally. How can you fear anything when you know that only Allah is the true healer, nothing can harm you. And that's why a corollary of the kalama La hawla wala quwata illa Billah nothing changes and there is no power to it.

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change how it means change, nothing changes and or is power and there is no power to effect change illa Billah if you understood the calima you would fear none of the creation if you understood the calima you would not be subservient to any of the creation because no one has power other than Allah subhana wa tada ultimate power no one should be ultimately loved ultimately feared. Ultimately Put your trust your European, your tawakkol other than Allah subhana wa tada and that is why the Kalima is the crux of our Eman. It is the distinction between Muslim and caffeine and it is what all of the other pillars go to. If we understand the kalama and we have a man in a loss of Hana with data, the

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rest of the religion will come automatically but if we don't understand the Kadima, then the rest of the religion will become more difficult to do and that's why we really need to think about the Kadima ponder over the kalama and repeated multiple times there is no Vicar greater than La ilaha illa Allah there is no physical greater than La Ilaha Illa La La ilaha illa Allah as our Prophet system said is one of the treasures of gender and it is one of the the the saplings the seeds that are planted agenda from which gender comes from and it is the goal of all of us that we die on this Kadima our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said men can Akira cara de la ilaha illallah wa de

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Hillel Jana, whoever manages to say in his article about the last breath whoever utters La Ilaha Illa law shall enter Jenna How can we guarantee that that will be our last breath we cannot guarantee but what can we do? The one who continues to recite the Kadima in life will be the one who will be blessed with it. At the time of death. The one whose tongue is constantly moving with the Kadima, always seeing the Kadima, thinking about the Kadima, implementing the Kadima, practicing the kalama worshipping nun but a love loving nun unconditionally but Allah fearing none unconditionally but Allah that person who lives the Kadima in sha Allah, Allah when he's about to die. Allah will

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bless him with the Kadima and that's what Allah says in the Quran. You have bitchu la hora de amor Reuben, holy Sabbath. Allah will bless those who believe with the firm Kadima and the scholar said, holy saboteur the firm statement is to say that Kadima at the time of death, and all of us here we know our righteous family members, our righteous elders, the good people when they die, Allah blesses them. The last thing he said was the kalama How did he know to say at that last minute, the kalama Where did it come from? This is my last breath. This is the verse of the Quran, you thought bitola Hola, Dena. amanu Allah will bless those who believe that at the time of death, they will say

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the oldest Sabbath, the firm, old the kalama, they will say it at the time of death. So we make dua to Allah subhana wa Taala that Oh Allah we ask you that you make La ilaha illa Allah, our last Kadima in this world, I will log grant us the blessing to make La ilaha illa Allah the last phrase that we ever uttered our law causes us to live by the kalama causes to die by the Kadima and caused it to be resurrected with the Kadima initial load it will continue tomorrow was sent to la hora. Gotcha