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Published on November 18th, 2018 | by Eaalim Institute | Views: 1000

Lesson from surah Al-ikhlas

this idea of a head one there is one of

the great writers on Islamic theology in

Pakistan actually arefiev Dean dr.

Raphael Dean commenting on the surah

said something amazing and I really

appreciated it because I think for

modern audiences this kind of stuff

needs to be said and heard Allah created

the human being with the knowledge of

himself the human being knew already

there is this highest ideal Allah Azza

WA JAL and not just that there is a God

and he created us and now we can do

whatever we want no he’s the Rob he’s

the master he’s that my goal in life is

to do what he wants this is my highest

ideal my greatest accomplishment ever

can be that I become his slave that

would be the greatest honor I can have

the messenger of allah salallahu alaihe

salam his greatest honor Subhan Allah

the asabi Abdi he he becomes a burden of

Allah the slave of Allah is a great

honor that’s the goal in life and Allah

pre-programmed that goal inside every

single human being but if you lose sight

of that goal it is like this you know

you have this thirst this hunger inside

you to fulfill that goal Allah created

you with that but when your appetite is

not filled with healthy food what do you

fill it with if you don’t get the right

meal are you going to say I’m not going

to eat at all no when a person is

starving and there’s no food of their

preference or there’s no healthy food

there’s even filth

barks of trees will the human being

still start chewing on that when he’s

when it comes to that they will when you

lose sight of allah azzawajal

and that no longer is your goal then

necessarily you will find a replacement

necessarily it is necessary to have

something you aspire towards that is the

mission of your life the one who has

found Allah what becomes what happens to

them in NASA Lottie

whoa no Sookie llama hiya WOM Amati

lillahi rabbil alameen it’s very simple

for them the one who has really found

Allah there’s a lives for Allah their

sacrifices for Allah their life and

their death is now for Allah the way

they live the way they eat the way they

sleep what they want to do with their

life their long-term goals their show

term goals what they can do with their

kids why are they getting an education

where they’re going to work everything

is now for Allah that is their goal but

for the one who doesn’t have that goal

they have to find another goal and in

old times they used to be idols they

used to be other religions you find some

other God but in our times it’s become

far more pathetic far more pathetic now

you have someone who’s obsessed with

their body and they’re working out 18

hours a day and their only goal in life

their only goal in life is to just keep

getting buffer and buffer it’s the only

goal takes Torah and look short and stay

on top keep in shape or there’s this

goal they set with their trainer I got

to do this many reps or I got to do this

many pushups or I gotta get benchpress

this many pounds etc that’s their goal

that has become the illah for a person

that their life has become about money

they have you met people they cannot

talk about anything except their work

they can’t yeah I work at this company I

do this this distances and the moment

they lose their job they become suicidal

because that’s all they ever thought

about that’s all they ever did with

their life that’s all they ever did that

becomes their goal for some people it’s

their children they live for their

children they do everything for their

children day and night they think about

their children there is no other thought

running in their mind there is no other

goal before them than their children

that is all they run after when you

don’t find him you will find something

else you will find something else and

you will run after it and you will give

your life to it and this is it there is

no exception among human beings and

today it could be even a slacker you and

you could ask me what about a slacker in

all those kids that play 20 hours of

video games a day and don’t get off the

couch well what is their goal it is to

entertain themselves it is to fry their

brain cells behind the screen that is

their ultimate goal that is what they

want to reach and there they’re working

hard to attain it every day right that’s

what it becomes these are the

psychological implications of

understanding towhead it is easy to say

Allah is one but is he one in my life it

is easy is he the one for me or do I

have some other one that I’m running

after or some other thing that I put

before myself Allah asked this question

rhetorically he says malhotra comical

Kadeem what deluded you from your

gracious master what was so important to

you that you ran after that you couldn’t

come after this it’s found Allah so how

Allah so when he uses this word who

Allah who I had it’s psychological

implications its implications on our

attitude towards Allah and how we think

about our life completely changes now

there is nothing more important to me

than making him happy nothing more

important to me than him being pleased

with me nothing more important to me

than he forgiving me nothing more

important to me that he would talk to me

on the day of judgment telling me that

I’m successful he will look towards me I

will not be from the ones he turns away

from when I Yukon limo home Allahu

yeomen teamö Allah will not talk to them

on the day of judgement may Allah not

make us from those people these are some

of the psychological implications of

just internalizing I had I had just that

word what Allah is saying somehow this

is what Allah is this is what he’s

supposed to do and I want to conclude

because it’s like time for Salah with

the following this is the I can’t quote

ik model because I’m terrible at or do

but I’ll tell you the meaning of the

verse okay although I like the verse

myself so it’s poetry but he says what

used to be he’s talking about it’s a

poem ato heat it’s a poem about the heat

and he says what used to be something

that burned in the hearts of men burned

in the hearts of men is now a subject of

abstract philosophical debate that’s

what he says now what is though hate to

us today debates discussions abstract

discussions in you know in theology that

have no end to them no end to them but

what it used to be was something that

burned inside the hearts am i fulfilling

the rights of a head yet am i doing

justice to that I had yet may Allah make

us of the people of tawheed may Allah

give us in our hearts

what burnt the likes of which burned in

the heart of ibraheem alehissalaam and

the messenger of allah and the Sahaba of

the allahu anhu much marine will
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