Channel: Zaid Shakir
Imam Zaid Shakir discusses how to obtain the path of divine oneness, and to overcome self righteousness, and worship of materialism.
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with the great gift of faith, which serves as an anchor for us in a turbulent world.
One of our great predecessors
ship, our show lubi begins his didactic poem. To ear to Luke, in American Luke with the following words will slowly tagliatelle home a little hockey Kati, who dad will war on the Edina in Haiti men, Haiti men Hayden miletti. So he says the the foundations of the path of the people, the people have who seek the deeper realities of things. So part of our religion is to try to understand things at a deeper level. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he mentioned as related by Maria radi Allahu anhu. When you read the letter Hu B be higher on effect COVID Diem, the one Allah wants good for he gives him or her a sound understanding of the religion in fact, COVID de
he gives him or her a sound understanding of religion. He also says in another Hadith, sallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam,
and nassima Eid in modern day heavy was filled.
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And so understanding is very important. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he asked who they thought of the low and who gave us better. How did you wake up this morning? So Carlo radi Allahu anhu us back to min and Hakan.
So he didn't just say us back to min. us back to mcmunn and haakaa. So how did you wake up? He said I woke up as a believer in reality.
I woke up as a believer in reality as my two minute Hopkin. In other words, there's a reality to what it means to be a believer.
And so there are people who seek the deeper reality underlying not just our faith.
But everything that we do, and everything associated with our lives. And this is the this is to pursue that path
is something we should all aspire to.
more fundamental than that is the realization that we're on a path. You find people nowadays as if they're suspended in midair, not going anywhere. As if they're the proverbial hamster on the wire, we'll just running and running but running nowhere. But we're on a path. You consider
what he says here on sudo?
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he mentions his Prophet saying whole heavy Sebelius say this is my path. This is my way. Military become Ibrahim, the way the path of your father Ibrahim alayhis salam
Well, the Kulin Jana, Sharon woman, hedger, we've made each and for them sharp, which means a path and a min hatch, which means a path. So we're constantly being reminded that we're on a path. We're not just suspended in midair. We're not a hamster running on a wheel, just getting nowhere except frustration. We're moving towards the goal. And that goal is our meeting with the loss of Hannah wattana. And this life is to prepare us for that meeting. This life isn't without purpose, FFR symptom and an alcoholic now come up with that and come up with that. You think we created you with no purpose? We have no direction. We have no path. We've given you a path and we should all be
moving down that path. And it's not easy. So Allah Allah tala reminds us. Yeah, you have insane Are you human, not just most we're all moving towards that meaning. The believer should just be moving towards it with greater clarity and greater purpose.
And on the basis of prophetic guidance, but we're all believer, non believer, atheist, whatever. We're all moving towards that meeting.
And it's not easy. Yeah. You held in Santa in Yeah, you held in Santa Monica, Carrie Illa Rebecca cat, our Formula E, are you human, you're toiling and struggling to reach your Lord and you will surely reach him.
So we're going to reach a law. The question is what sort of shape will we be in when we get there?
A lot of time to reminds us. You're Malayan for 1111. A lot heavier Calvin said that there's a day no amount of children a wealth would be of any benefit. The only one benefit it would be the one who comes to you for a law with a rectified heart. Are we working to rectify our hearts in this world? Are we working to extract the jealousy from our heart, the grief from our heart, the envy from our heart, the cowardice from our heart? The if no one here but people out there the shirk the idolatry from our heart. The hypocrisy from our hearts. Yo Malayan for a man who was known in London at a lot heavier has been saline. And so this is a path of purification is a path of rectification is a path
of preparation, preparing to meet our Lord.
And the one who succeeds at the time of that meeting is the one who comes before a law with the rectified heart in law atolla hair be a Calvin selling
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and so don't be distracted by the world from our purpose.
Let us not be distracted by the world from our purpose brothers and sisters.
And so it says sudo todo como el haqiqa t hu datil werra Almudena min hady miletti there are people who are guides.
So the path and the rectification is not less than to use a grammatical term. In other words, his benefit does not is not just confined to us.
Some people that's it, they're doing the thing they're doing, they're thicker, and they're reading the Quran and they're doing the O rod and they're doing it and they have no concern about what's going on in the world. This is not the prophetic way. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he went into the cave he had a gun
Spiritual opening. You can't deny it was spiritual. It was beyond this world is from beyond this world. Did he stay in the cave? I want to experience that again. That was fantastic. Or do you leave the cave and go out into society and work and work to rectify society, sal Allahu Allah who will send them to their guides. Our Prophet sallallahu wasallam tells us he described a lot of Tyler describes his way. Yeah, and maybe in our center cache, he don't want mubasher on one of the euro. We're Darian Illa here in the US urogen muneera. Oh Prophet, we've sent you as a witness, as a giver of glad tidings as a warner as one who calls to Allah by his command. And as a luminous lamp.
That's his way That should be our way. If that's his path, that should be our path. And so this is beautiful that right at the beginning of his men vuma, his didactic poem, which is expounding on the spiritual path, he lets the aspirant know that this isn't just for you alone. This is the put you in a position to be a guide.
Just as a law Tyler when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in that cave, he put him in a position to go out and guide people.
And but the guidance, the most effective guidance, it doesn't come from your tongue.
It comes from your state.
And that's why who dare to nag Dina? Who data what are the guides for humanity, Ellen had Dina who are themselves guided? Why because without guidance for you to share in your play, he one who lacks something can't give it to others.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam before he gave knowledge
before he gave I cam the legal rulings before he gave the foundations of ethical behavior towards companions.
He transferred something of his state to them.
And Elena hence this L Mu fisu. Door Well, a surface to tour. Knowledge is in the hearts of humans and they're not it's not in the line of books.
Because until the heart is touched by the teacher,
and then becomes receptive for knowledge, just as a law, touch the heart of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam in that his heart became receptive to knowledge. Coleman cannot do when the degree no ness no Allah can be cabbies. nilla. So who is an enemy on to jabril for Verity, he brings it down to your heart and his heart was prepared. It was prepared. First of all, when it was extracted and washed when he was out in the desert,
in the care of Halima Sadie and her family, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And so we're washing our hearts with our path. So our hearts will be receptive to guidance. And then once our hearts are receptive to guidance, then we're able to share that guidance with others. Just as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam shared it with us.
But if we're not guided, we can't guide anyone.
And so we take the responsibility upon ourselves to do everything in our power, to open our hearts to guidance, so that we in turn can guide others.
This is the prophetic way.
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the middle of tawheed.
The Miller the way of divine oneness,
that's our way and that's what we call to
this what we call to,
and we have a responsibility. This far the more idolatry in our world today than at any other time in human history. But the idols people worship they're not the idols of that they've carved with their hands out of idols of stone or wood
is the idol of the self was more self worship today than any other time in human history.
And one of the greatest manifestations of that is fittingly called the selfie
worship of the self worship
the worship of material things.
Believers are unimpressed
with the world with all of the world we don't reject it. And follow blesses with us in us with it. We don't renounce it. We try to use it wisely within the limits set by law.
But we're not impressed by it.
If we're impressed by it, we're impressed by something that's not impressive to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
who said no tidy let down here in the law. Jenna how by ooda masaka Catherine shorter, better map. If this word meant as much to a lot as mosquitoes when
this whole world doesn't mean no mosquitoes when to a lot.
If it meant as much as a mosquitoes when he wouldn't have given someone who arrogantly rejected this truth, a single drop of water to drink.
But it doesn't mean anything to him. So he gives it freely to home himself. He pleases but he only gets faith to those he loves.
He only gives faith to those who love
So be glad and pick your head up. Don't mope around.
Pick your head up.
There is a popular song in Syria when I was in arafat second what took her beanie amatil Islam pick your head up and take pride in the blessing of Islam.
You're far off sec. Pick your head up was tough have and be proud.
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because this blessing is an indication of divine love.
This blessing is an indication of divine love.
of you know love loves you.
I mean if I shall love you, you can you're impervious
to everything else in the world.
So wonderful Lord loves you.
Then how should the world affect you?
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cause the blessings He's given us to endure.
To endure. We ask Allah for an increase and those blessings will ask Allah subhana wa tada to extend the blessings we enjoy to those who lack them
to extend those blessings to those who lack them, wherever they may be, and to bless us they never take them for granted to bless us to never be heedless or negligence in terms of
conveying adequate appreciation and sugar for the blessings that he's given us and a lot tells us while in Shell cartoon as he did not come if you give thanks for those blessings, I will increase you in those lessons. And one of the ways we give thanks is to share those blessings so mela tala blesses the fine paths and ways and means that we can share the blessings that we enjoy with other people.
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