Day 2 : Sincerity is the way of Salvation (الاجلاص طريق الخلاص ) by Ustadha Eman Al Obaid (HafidhaAllah)
Day 2 : Sincerity is the way of salvation
Al Ikhlaas Tariq Al Khalaas day 2
Ustadha Eman started praising Allah (swt) and sending dua for the students .
Introduction: yesterday we talked about how Ikhlaas saves people.
Al ikhlas :
It is a command from Allah (swt)( امرنا الله بالإخلاص )
And Allah (swt) created us to worship Him but the command is Al Ikhlaas which need us to work hard.
That show Al Ikhlas is something very honorable and great (الاخلاص عزيز وعظيم)and that is the reason Allaah command us .
Everything you will get in this Dunya and Akhira is with Al Ikhlaas . All problem can be solved only with Al Ikhlaas .
It’s an action of the heart and the head of all actions .
Al Ikhlaas is an adornment of the heart .
Al Ikhlaas is the secret of Al Uboodiyah . And the souls of the idabah . Without Al Ikhlas it will be like a dead body .
It’s the light of the heart (الاخلاص نور في القلب) : that leads you to Ihsaan and to the success . When you try to purify all your deeds and this light give you perfection and run you will do the deeds perfectly . You are working on the quality in the deeds . The secret of the deeds and success in with Ikhlaas , that is why the success in the sight of Allah (swt) , and this is between you and Allah (swt) .
There is an hadith of Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) : Abu Dardaa(ra) said:
“I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying: ‘This world is cursed and what is in it is cursed, except seeking for the Face of Allah.
If you do any deeds without Al Ikhlas it will be cursed and it will be destruction . You do not want to be cursed so have Al Ikhlaas , only if you see pk thr Face of Allah (swt) ,you will get a mercy . Even taking care of yourself . You can do it by desires , but you want the success and blessings ,so you do it for the Face of Allah (swt) , because Allah (swt) love it if you do for His sake .
Ibn Qayyum said : this is special blessing . Either you speak or no you will get the blessing .
Ibn Qaayum also said : any deeds without Al Ikhlaas and an example is like a traveller filling his luggage with sand . We always want to travel very light . But there is difference while traveling clothes or with sand which is very heavy . When you do a deeds without Al Ikhlas it just make you tired and there is no benefit . And what we are doing is Talaluf , burden , no Ikhlas for your oneself or people .We are learning it to upgrade ourselves . We want quality deeds .
He also said : deeds without sincerity is like a building above the waves . Anything will break it . Example your friendship is for yourself or Dunya .you are not having a friendship based on Dunya , you will see any test will happen it will shake and it won’t be stable . Do it for Allah (swt) and it will last till paradise and you will enjoy it . Anything you will do with Ikhlaas ,because you want to be close to Allah (swt) ,then it will be a stable relationship .if you don’t do for Allah (swt) it will not be stable .it will be like Dunya , something that come and go .thats why Allah (swt) says I’m Surah. ArRahman , everything eill pursing except the Face of Allah (swt) . If you see any shaking then ask yourself if you are doing it for Allah (swt) .
How to have Al Ikhlas ???
We are following the book Al Ikhlaas Tariq Al khalaas , and the author chosed the main important things where you need Al Ikhlas , he started with Al Ikhlaas in the seeking of knowledge .
Why he started with this ? Because it’s very dangerous if in seeking knowledge there is no Ikhlas . If in seeking knowledge there is no Ikhlas it can be a destruction.
Free yourself from from anything which can effect the knowledge(خلص نفسك من كل ما يشوب العلم )
From the desire of yourself : from all what the Nafs wants (إرادات النفس)
Love if being apparent ( حب الظهور) for people to see you
Wanting to be above than people (التفق علي الأقران) either your husband or anyone .
Seeking praise (طلب محددة) either you get the praise or no , you do the deeds because you seek the praise
Direct the face of people to you (صرف وجوه الناس إليك) you want people to look at you , to see what you are doing , it’s a destruction . It can destroy the knowledge . Knowledge is weapon to go to paradise . If you don’t have Ikhlas it will be rocket that will explode .
People respect (تعظيم الناس) you look for the respect , we need to check our hearts ,. It’s better to stop learning . And if you leave it it won’t be also for Allah (swt) . This is how you do struggling for Allah (swt) . The real jihad is about Al Ikhlas .
To get some position and benefit (تحصيل الرياسة و الجاهل المال) you nee to relive yourself form it ,position ,worldly things .
Imagine you look for all this the knowledge will not last . Seeing knowledge is a bridge to go paradise , it will make easy your way to paradise . Anything with Al Ikhlas will continue and without it will be discontinued .
Ikhlaas when seeking knowledge
Your focus should be for the Face of Allah (swt) , and it will be completed till you die and you will see it in the Day of Judgement .you will get the light and you will have sweetness of the faith (الفصد وحه و تنوير قلبه وتحليه باطنه )
For the seeker of knowledge they are enjoying , they will not find it difficult . But without Ikhlas ,by doing for the teacher , my friend and people ..
And you will be close to Allah (swt) (القرب من الله يوم القيامة )
May Allah (swt) help us to overcome our weakness . Amen