Attributes Of Allah – EP 3of4
Channel: Yassir Fazaga
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shaytani r rajim Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, The Most Merciful. All praise is due to Allah and may his peace and blessings be upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to all of our viewers out there. Our brothers and sisters in Islam, our brothers and sisters who may not be of the Muslim faith, our brothers and sisters in humanity, we begin by greeting you with the Islamic greetings as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh made a Peace and blessings and the mercy of Allah be upon all of you. In the last few episodes, we've been talking about some of the Quranic verses that spoke about
not necessarily the concept of God, but rather more of the attributes and the names and the qualities and the characteristics of God. And we looked into chapter 112. And we look into some verses from chapter number two verse number 255, famously known as ikusi. However, the Quranic presentation of God, was best implemented and applied and understood by the messenger of Islam, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam see again, just as a reminder, the point is that we know God, so that we are able to have more of a proper relationship with God, so that we are able to worship him with emotions. And when we say that we are talking about positive emotions, we are asked to know
so that we worship and the essence of worship is unconditional love, that is associated with unconditional obedience, you may unconditionally obey, but not necessarily because you want to sincerely genuinely authentically, but the true essence of worship is when you worship with heart. And that means that emotional you are involved in your apps for worship, otherwise, they become void, they become empty. And through time, they may even seem to be very mechanical, very dry, and they can be seen as a burden on those who are committing these acts of worship. Now what makes all this ranch is our awareness and our knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And not only this, but
knowing more about Allah puts a lot of comfort, a lot of tranquility, in the heart of those who are worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala, for example, and we're just taking a few examples here and there, where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks in the Quran, for example, at the very beginning of sort of offer Allah, Allah speaks about some of his qualities, the fact that now you've seen him in Russia with infinite moosic Allah, that if Allah subhanaw taala chooses to give, there will be nobody to withhold. And when you see Fela, morcilla human body and if he chooses to withhold, there will be none to give after a meaning that the ultimate decision is with Allah subhanho wa Taala the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam understood this, and it is mostly beautifully demonstrated in the prayers that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would do. It is this similar meaning the tradition of the Prophet peace be upon him is that before he begs of Allah, He praises Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, making drought or supplication or begging of Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described it as evidence is the essence of everybody. And in the other hand, it said, who will ever it is worship. In other sense when you pray, you are making more than one statement, you are saying that Allah is capable, you are saying that I'm in desperate need of
what Allah has for me. And then you're also saying that Allah is here. And Allah has the ability to respond to what it is that I am praying for. So it is really is the essence of worship. There is this idea of Oh Allah I cannot do it but you can or Allah on my own I am weak but with you I am strong, or Allah, I beg of you because you have an I don't own one you know that and I do not know, sir is an ultimate distinction you are making between Allah I am down here and you are up there, or Allah I'm tiny, unlimited and I am insignificant compared to who you are, or Allah, please look down on to me with your mercy and showered me with Your Grace. So there is this idea of what we call
humility in the Presence of Allah subhanaw taala. So in this you express, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did so, but in the process, you also praise Allah subhanho wa Taala for example, the prophet peace be upon him. After he is finishing with his prayers. He would say Assalamu alaykum. Assalamu aleikum wa
How we conclude the ritual of prayers, and then he would start saying stuff, stuff, stuff Allah subhanaw taala means I'm seeking the forgiveness of Allah, I seek Allah forgiveness or Allah, I'm seeking your forgiveness. Now that is very interesting. Why would somebody be saying, or Allah, I seek forgiveness from you, even though you just finished a good deed, you just live your daily prayers. And the very first thing that you say is a structure Allah, Allah, I seek your forgiveness. You are not involved in something that was evil to say, Oh Allah, I seek your forgiveness. You were not involved in something that was wrong to say, oh, Aloha, I'm seeking your forgiveness. You're not
guilty of a poor choice or a poor decision to say Oh Allah, I am seeking your forgiveness. So why would somebody say I suffer, suffer, suffer Allah, even though they just finished their face. Beautiful. It is described as such, that my prayers could have been better, that Allah is so majestic, Allah is so supreme in his glory, that Allah deserves better than what I am presenting him. Or Allah, I seek your forgiveness. Allah I am presenting this prayers for you, even though it is not visiting to Your Majesty, Oh Allah, I seek your forgiveness. I seek your forgiveness. I seek your forgiveness. Even though Subhanallah we human beings, sometimes we do this with one another.
You have a very dear friend that is very close to your heart, whom you admire a lot whom you love so much. You present them as a gift and then what do you say I am giving you the best gift in the world? No, that's not how we say. But rather you say, Here is a simple gift that I am given to you. You deserve better than this. But you know it is the gesture that counts. So is Allah subhanaw taala we say or Allah, Your Majesty is worthy of much more than what I am giving you or Allah you are so majestic. You are so Supreme, or Allah, you are beyond this, but Allah I seek your forgiveness. Accept this from me, Allah, I seek your forgiveness. So this is how the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa
sallam would go about it. But then, interestingly, also the Prophet peace upon him would say, Allah, Miranda Allah, O Allah, no one can withhold that you choose to give, echoing the same verse that is mentioned in Surah. Allah melomania Allah, Allah, no one can withhold that which you choose to give, whether
or not and no one can give that which you chose to hold, while I am for the objective encultured nobody is availed from your wrath, because of their wealth, Allah is not need of anyone. So for somebody who thinks that they are wealthy, their wealth will not avail them from the Wrath of Allah subhanaw taala if they are worthy of it, the ethical fire in your hands are all the gates of goodness beard.
And the process Allah would speak so sweetly, so beautifully, in such a magnificent way of who Allah subhanho wa Taala is not only this, but see Remember, the more we know of Allah subhanho wa Taala The more we are emotionally involved in our worship with him, but also what they say is that you know what people love most by looking into what do they talk about most? What do people talk about most? And that will tell you what do they love most? And what they love most is going to determine how they are going to live their lives. So in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala invites us yeah, are you living in
la Sierra or east you believe? remember Allah was much remembers What's up dude? Whoa, whoa, whoa Croton wa sila and sing his glory, sing his praise during the day. And during the night book rotten at the early breaking of the day, will asuna at sunset or as the sun is going down in the morning and in the evening? Why is this? The invitation is that if you are constantly in remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala it means that you are God conscious. You cannot remember a thing that you're not emotionally attached to. Unfortunately, sometimes we may remember a thing because we feel so negatively about some of us are consumed by people that we don't like. They are not we're thinking
about them. We are engaged in their remembrance, but that is a negative type of remembrance. That is not what we are invited to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala was, but rather it is remembrance that indicates love. It is remember is that present
Love, it is remembers, that gives an idea that whoever is doing the remembering is emotionally positively involved was the one that is remember in this case, it is a loss of Hannah Montana. Similarly also Allah subhanho wa Taala with guru, Allahu Allah Allah
and remember the boundaries of Allah upon you show that you may become prosperous. Now that is very interesting. How does remembrance lead to prosperity? See brothers and sisters, our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala is jeopardized when we forget him, especially when we forget how good he's been to us. Despite the fact that he is an absolute No need of us whatsoever yet he is good to us. So we jeopardize and we compromise our relationship with Allah, when we become forgetful of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah invites us remember the boundaries of Allah have become prosperous, what would happen if you remember when you remember, you became grateful? When you are
grateful, you become prosperous. And with this, we are going to hold on to this thought and inshallah we're going to take a quick break, and we will be back so please do stay tuned.