Day 1 : Sincerity is the way of Salvation (الاجلاص طريق الخلاص ) by Ustadha Eman Al Obaid (HafidhaAllah)
Sincerity is the way of salvation
Al Ikhlaas Tariq Al Khalaas day 1
Ustadha Eman started praising Allah (swt) and sending dua for the students .
The sincerity is the way of salvation , if you want the way of freedom and salvation there is no other way than Ikhlaas . It is something very important .
Let’s see Al Ikhlaas through the QURAN:
هُوَ الَّذِي يُسَيِّرُكُمْ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ حَتَّىٰ إِذَا كُنتُمْ فِي الْفُلْكِ وَجَرَيْنَ بِهِم بِرِيحٍ طَيِّبَةٍ وَفَرِحُوا بِهَا جَاءَتْهَا رِيحٌ عَاصِفٌ وَجَاءَهُمُ الْمَوْجُ مِن كُلِّ مَكَانٍ وَظَنُّوا أَنَّهُمْ أُحِيطَ بِهِمْ دَعَوُا اللَّهَ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ لَئِنْ أَنجَيْتَنَا مِنْ هَٰذِهِ لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الشَّاكِرِينَ
He it is Who makes you travel by land and sea; until when you are in the ships, and they sail on with them in a pleasant breeze, and they rejoice, a violent wind overtakes them and the billows surge in on them from all sides, and they become certain that they are encompassed about, they pray to Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience: If Thou dost deliver us from this, we will most certainly be of the grateful ones .
Allah (swt) subjected to you the travel by land and sea , and while you are on travel in distraction ,it comes a violent wind . They call Allah (swt) with sincerity , you can see here the key , in place of calamities they call on Allah (swt) . You can really see Ikhlaas Taariq Al khalaas .
Surah Al Ankaaboot :65
فَإِذَا رَكِبُوا فِي الْفُلْكِ دَعَوُا اللَّهَ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ فَلَمَّا نَجَّاهُمْ إِلَى الْبَرِّ إِذَا هُمْ يُشْرِكُونَ
So when they ride in the ships they call upon Allah, being sincerely obedient to Him, but when He brings them safe to the land, lo! they associate others (with Him);
They called Allah (swt) with sincerity while in trouble but as soon as Allah (swt) saved them they associate with Allah (swt) another partner .
Surah Luqmaan :32
وَإِذَا غَشِيَهُم مَّوْجٌ كَالظُّلَلِ دَعَوُا اللَّهَ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ فَلَمَّا نَجَّاهُمْ إِلَى الْبَرِّ فَمِنْهُم مُّقْتَصِدٌ وَمَا يَجْحَدُ بِآيَاتِنَا إِلَّا كُلُّ خَتَّارٍ كَفُورٍ
And when a wave like mountains covers them they call upon Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience, but when He brings them safe to the land, some of them follow the middle course; and none denies Our signs but every perfidious, ungrateful one.
When the waves will be surrounding them like a shade then they called Allah (swt) with sincerity ,and Allah (swt) saved them to the land ,then you will find two groups of people after being saved . One is modest and the other are deniers who do appreciate Allah (swt) .
Meaning of Al Ikhlaas ( تعريف الإخلاص)
To purify form the Impurify (التخليص من الشوائب) : the impurity of the heart , removing the dirt because The impurity can affect the heart .
Which impurity can affect the heart
Meaning of Al Ikhlas in the religion (تعريف الاخلاص شرعا)
What is wanting of yourself ?
Wanting for yourself : need to free yourself from the wanting of yourself . This wanting of yourself will spoil your heart and deeds . What is wanting of yourself ? Spoiler of the deeds !
- Seeking the beautification in the heart of the people (طلب التزيين في قلوب الخلق ) : When people think about you beautiful then it’s normal but when you are wanting then it will spoil the Ikhlaas . You desire pie ole think of you beautiful . If you are seeking this desire then you will be trapped . Ikhlaas is the way of salvation and the opposite is way of destruction as this is shirk !
- Seeking people praise (طلب مدح الخلق ) : you are wanting and waiting for people to praise you . You have the desire for people to praise you . You are seeking the praise from somebody rather than Allah (swt) . But when you are seeking the praise from Allah (swt) this is the way of freedom and salvation . You are not chained because of your wanting of people . When you are free you are so happy as nothing can stop you . You need to purify your deeds and heart from wanting of the praise .
- Escaping from libeling (الهرب ذمهم) : escaping from people dispraising ,you are doing some action because you are afraid of pierce tongue, comment and negativity . You need the heart to be pure , how you want people to think about you . This is actually the way of the Munafiqeen , because they are afraid of their reputation , scared from the people .
- Desiring and wanting people respect and honor (طلب تعظيمهم): you do some actions because you are looking for people respect . So do not seek anything from people . Do not have attachment . If it comes before you ask then this is a favor from Allah (swt) but if you seeking it then it is a destruction . Your eyes being constantly on people eyes and you are never happy .
- Seeking a material reward ( طلب اموالهم) : a tangible reward from people . With Al Ikhlaas you will be This is a way to be free .
Al Ikhlaas is free your eyes(insight) from seeing anyone except Allah (swt) (الاخلاص هو تخليص نظرك ذلك العمل عن رؤية شوى الله ) : Imagine your eyes looking at anybody rather than Allah (swt) . You want to have that relieve and freedom from looking at anybody except allaah . Because as soon and your heart will turn to people then young will have the wanting of yourself . Look for one to one relation with your lord .. You want to have that relieve and freedom . You should only look form praise and dispraised and appreciation and love only from Allah (swt) . And what will make your deed perfect is Ihsaan ,
To be sincere for Allah (swt) in all your deeds ,utterance,desires and all your intention (ان يخلص الله في افعال و أقوال واراداته و نيته ) : In all your actions you are very sincere , imagine Al Ikhlaas in all your actions, all steps ,all what you speak , all your desires will be for Allah (swt) and all your intentions for Allah (swt) . This is actually :
Al Haneefiyah ( هذه هي الحنيفية) : My prayer, my sacrifice , my life , my death belongs to Allah (swt) , everything you do is sincere for Allah (swt) . You do its for Allah (swt) , you visit it’s sincere for Allah (swt) and you don’t visit it’s also sincere for Allah (swt) , you give sincere for Allah (swt) and you withhold also sincere for Allah (swt) . It’s not only you do and it is for Allah (swt) but also when you do not do its should also be for Allah (swt) . Either you speak or no it should be for Allah (swt) . For instance you do not speak so people think good of you ? No it should also be for Allaah . You should and shouldn’t for Allah (swt) .
Let’s see in the Quran the evidence of having Al Ikhlaas :
Surah Addhariyaat : 56
وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ
And I have not created the jinn and the men except that they should serve Me.
Allah (swt) created you as a Human to worship him ,
Surah Al Bayyinah : 5
وَمَا أُمِرُوا إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ حُنَفَاءَ وَيُقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَيُؤْتُوا الزَّكَاةَ وَذَٰلِكَ دِينُ الْقَيِّمَةِ
And they were not enjoined anything except that they should serve Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience, upright, and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, and that is the right religion.
Initially Allah (swt) created you to worship him and Allah (swt) command you for Al Ikhlaas . The command is not Ibadah but the command is Al Ikhlaas …then later comes establishing the prayer . Without Al Ikhlaas how can establish my praying ? The comes Zakkaat and this is the right religion .
Surah Az Zumar : 2
إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ فَاعْبُدِ اللَّهَ مُخْلِصًا لَّهُ الدِّينَ
Surely We have revealed to you the Book with the truth, therefore serve Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience.
Allah (swt) sent the Quran with truth and what is inside this book is true. So be sincere . Islam is a way of life everything you do should be sincere . Allah (swt) mentioned about the Quran and Ikhlaas . As you can’t be sincere without the Quran . The more you will go through the Quran , the more interaction you have with the Quran , the more you will be pure , obviously your eyes will look at Allah (swt) alone .
Imagine the children has mother who always speak with them . The father speaks less . Automatically the eyes of the children will speak to the mother . The more the child will be expose to her . And to الله belongs the best example . Imagine you expose to allaah speech and you interact with His speech , your heart will only look at Allah (swt) .
Surah Az Zumar : 3
أَلَا لِلَّهِ الدِّينُ الْخَالِصُ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا مِن دُونِهِ أَوْلِيَاءَ مَا نَعْبُدُهُمْ إِلَّا لِيُقَرِّبُونَا إِلَى اللَّهِ زُلْفَىٰ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَحْكُمُ بَيْنَهُمْ فِي مَا هُمْ فِيهِ يَخْتَلِفُونَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَهْدِي مَنْ هُوَ كَاذِبٌ كَفَّارٌ
Now, surely, sincere obedience is due to Allah (alone) and (as for) those who take guardians besides Him, (saying), We do not serve them save that they may make us nearer to Allah, surely Allah will judge between them in that in which they differ; surely Allah does not guide him aright who is a liar, ungrateful.
Belong to Allah (swt) the pure religion , Allah (swt) want you to be pure and sincere . The main and the head is Allah (swt) . If you want sincerity in relationship in your life so don’t think of being sincere for your husband a so but just be sincere for Allah (swt) . And this is the way of salvation and you will not be chained .
Surah AzZumar : 11
قُلْ إِنِّي أُمِرْتُ أَنْ أَعْبُدَ اللَّهَ مُخْلِصًا لَّهُ الدِّينَ
Say: I am commanded that I should serve Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience
Do everything for Allah (swt) , cook , talk and do all deeds for Allah (swt) . We are not happy because we are slave to people .
Surah AzZumar :14
قُلِ اللَّهَ أَعْبُدُ مُخْلِصًا لَّهُ دِينِي
Say: Allah (it is Whom) I serve, being sincere to Him in my obedience
When you have Ikhlaas in Ibadah you are being sincere , and remove it from any wanting of yourself . And this is Al Ikhlaas is the way of salvation .
نسال أإله ان يجعلنا من أهل الإخلاص We ask Allaah to make us among the people of sincerity