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One day the Prophet (SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) stood up in the depths of the night. It is authentically reported al-Bukhari that he raised his hands up to the heavens and he said,
“O Allah! My Ummah, My Ummah! Ya Allah! My Ummah, My Ummah! Ya Allah! My Ummah, My Ummah!”
He couldn’t say more than that, he couldn’t finish his sentences because he was so emotional. Until the night passed, and the last third of the night came, until Fajr time came and at that point Jibreel (as) came and said,
“Ya Muhammad (saw), Allah has sent me and said ‘Ya Muhammad! Your Lord will not disappoint you regarding your Ummah.”
The question is, brothers and sisters in Islam, are WE going to disappoint our Prophet (saw)?
Are we going to disappoint our Prophet (saw)?
Allah has promised our Prophet, He will not disappoint him regarding our Ummah. the question is US, are we going to otherwise not fulfill the promise of Allah and be a disappointment for Prophet (saw)?
For those people who are looking at the situation of the Muslimeen around us and say – “There is no hope for this Ummah, this Ummah is destroyed, there is no hope for it.”
Those who look at the situation of Islam and Muslims, and the countries of Islam and Muslims being eaten up by other people, by Allah, I will tell you – every single person that has made an effect in this dunya, was not a really great man before they became great. They were not particularly talented, not particularly educated, and not particularly eloquent. They didn’t need the permission of everybody; they didn’t have the help of everyone as well. By Allah, they had one thing and one thing and one thing only – and that was a deep burning desire to achieve something.
Be you of those people who fulfil his vision, be you of those people who fulfil your love for Allah (‘azza wa jalla) by pursuing the vision of Rasul Allah (saw) on this earth!! Everyone will say, “I love Allah or I want to love Allah.” However certain things prevent them from proving their love for Allah (‘azza wa jalla). The first thing that prevents them is this Negativity –
“I can’t be that great, I can’t prove my love to Allah.”
“I’ve done too much sins”
“I’m not someone special”
“I don’t have Islamic knowledge. I know so little”
“I’m not from a great family” and
“I’m not a great speaker.”
“How can I truly do so many things?”
“How can I improve my actions, how can I increase my actions in order to prove my love to Allah (‘azza wa jalla), I am no one special!”
But the Allah, you ARE special. You ARE special.
The Prophet (saw) said: “When a slave stands in salaah and he says, Alhamdulillahi Rabbil ‘alameen’, Allah answers the slave back and says ‘My slave has praised me.’” So every time you speak to Allah, Allah speaks to you back. You are not “a” person in 6 billion… you are The person in 6 billion at that moment because Allah, Rabbul ‘izzati wal jalaal
Despite looking after the affairs of creation has time for you. O my brothers, my sisters in Islam! Allah (swt) pays attention to you! So my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam, so not be of those people who are negative about their love for Allah (‘azza wa jalla), rather be of those people who are positive about it. Every single time you feel negative, every single time you feel you can’t prove your love to Allah (‘azza wa jalla), every single time you think of doing something to show Allah (‘azza wa jalla)
“Ya Rabb! You are more important to me than the whole of this duniya ya Allah”
Every single time you feel like this, remember by Allah, the Prophet (saw) was a very positive person. Be very positive about yourself; be very positive that you can make a change, be very positive that you will have an effect in changing the Ummah.
My brothers and sisters in Islam, how much does Allah (‘azza wa jalla) love us in shown by the fact that even more when we disobey Him. He still feed us, He still clothes us, and He still lets us breathe by Allah. He still provides for us and nourishes us and sustains us. Even whilst we are disobeying him, By Allah. Even when we are committing that sin, Allah is still letting us breathe, Allah is still letting us eat our food, Ya Salaam!
How Great, and how Noble, and how Merciful is Allah (swt)!
Indeed it is because of this that one of His most Beautiful Names Allah (‘azza wa jalla) has revealed to us about from the 99 Names we should memorize to go to Jannah, one of the Names is al Wadood. You know what al-Wadod means? He is the Loving God. Al-Wadood!
The one who loves, the one who has mercy on his creation, the one who loves to love his creation. The One who loves His Creation so much so that the love He has sent on this Earth is only 1 part of 99 parts that he has prepared for the believers on the Days of judgment.
So my brothers and my sisters in Islam! What have you done to prove to Allah (swt) that you love Him?
What is it that you have done to prove to Allah (swt) that you love Him? What actions have you done to prove to Allah (swt) when He asks to you on the Day of Judgment?
“Yaa ‘abdi, Yaa ‘abdi, O my slave – how have you proven that you love Me so that I may love you back on This Day? My slave! What have you done to prove that you love me?”
My brothers and my sisters in Islam, by Allah, there is not a single person, the one who is speaking and the one being spoken to, expect that he will find a level of hypocrisy in his heart at this question, by Allah. Indeed the Prophet (saw) said, in the authentic hadith:
“Whoever loves to meet Allah, Allah loves to meet him, and whoever hates to meet Allah, Allah hates to meet him.”
Ask yourselves – Are you from those people?
Narrated by Shaykh Tawfique Chowdhury
Transcribed by Arshad
If Allah makes you stand up you will never fall, and if he lets you fall and leaves you to yourself, you will always fall.
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