Day 12 : Sincerity is the way of Salvation (الاجلاص طريق الخلاص ) by Ustadha Eman Al Obaid (HafidhaAllah)
Day 12: Sincerity is the way of salvation
Ustadha Eman started by praising Allah (swt) and sending dua for the students.
Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) said :عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ يَزِيدَ بْنِ زِيَادٍ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ كَعْبٍ الْقُرَظِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ مُعَاوِيَةُ بْنُ أَبِي سُفْيَانَ وَهُوَ عَلَى الْمِنْبَرِ أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّهُ لاَ مَانِعَ لِمَا أَعْطَى اللَّهُ وَلاَ مُعْطِيَ لِمَا مَنَعَ اللَّهُ وَلاَ يَنْفَعُ ذَا الْجَدِّ مِنْهُ الْجَدُّ مَنْ يُرِدِ اللَّهُ بِهِ خَيْرًا يُفَقِّهْهُ فِي الدِّينِ . ثُمَّ قَالَ مُعَاوِيَةُ سَمِعْتُ هَؤُلاَءِ الْكَلِمَاتِ مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلىوسلمَ عَلَى هَذِهِ الأَعْوَادِ .Yahya related to me from Malik from Yazid ibn Ziyad that Muhammad ibn Kab al-Quradhi said, ”Muawiya ibn Abi Sufyan said from the mimbar, ‘O people! Nothing keeps away what Allah gives and nothing gives what Allah keeps away. The earnestness of the earnest one does not profit him. When Allah desires good for him, he gives him understanding in the deen.’ Then Muawiya said, ‘I heard these words from the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, on these blocks of wood.’ ” Al Muwwata Malik book 46 Hadith 8
Ikhlas is something that will never finish ,because our struggle will never finish and we all the time need to renew and learn about Al Ikhlas . Yesterday we talked about how to be sincere in life . You can find Al Ikhlas in everything ,emotions ,feelings , attitude Today we will talk about how to have Al Ikhlas in the patience.
Places for Ikhlas (مجالات الاخلاص) – Sincerity in the patience (الاخلاص في الصبر)
The patience is a praised character but it can be negative when you are doing it because of people . Some people are already patient by nature but they need to do Al Ikhlas . You will not be praised because of that character, why ? because you are not are doing it for Allah (swt) . Some people are also patient because of the people , or because they have no choice , or because people will praise you , or for they own desires . All of this will be dispraised because you are not doing for the good cause . But when you are being patient for the sake of Allah (swt) then it will be praised . Patience is Akhlaaq (manner) . The patience which is outside character required Al Ikhlas from inside .
Surah Ar-Rad : 22 وَالَّذِينَ صَبَرُوا ابْتِغَاءَ وَجْهِ رَبِّهِمْ وَأَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَأَنفَقُوا مِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ سِرًّا وَعَلَانِيَةً وَيَدْرَءُونَ بِالْحَسَنَةِ السَّيِّئَةَ أُولَٰئِكَ لَهُمْ عُقْبَى الدَّارِAnd those who are constant, seeking the pleasure of their Lord, and keep up prayer and spend (benevolently) out of what We have given them secretly and openly and repel evil with good; as for those, they shall have the (happy) issue of the abode.
The patience in everything : you will control yourself ,and stopping yourself from something bad ,or reacting , and that Sabr is seeking the Face of Allah (swt) ,their reformer . Sabr is also a nurturing from Allah (swt) . That is the motive of Sabr . After the Sabr then establish the prayer and you stand with whatever Allah (swt) provided you secretly or in public ,and repel the evil with good , and those people will have a good destination which is paradise . Before all ,you need Sabr . When you do Sabr for the Face of Allah (swt) ,everything will be easier .
Al Ikhlas In the patience is the beneficial patience (الاخلاص في الصبر هو الصبر النافع يحبس نعشه طلبا لمرضاة الله و رجاء التقرب) : this patience will benefit you in the Dunya and Akhira . You see the believer who is patience at home and with his family ,at work will not rewarded if he didn’t do it for the Face of Allah (swt) . The beneficial patience is you hold and control yourself seeking the pleasure of Allah (swt) . Seeking the pleasure of Allah (swt) is what makes you patient. That means you need to purify your patience from the desires . When you are being patience for Allah (swt) ,it will be easier . Notice that if your patience is being affected , if you loose your patience then it was not done for the Face of Allah (swt) . You want to be close to Allah (swt) so you are being patience , not to get any worldly benefit .
Allah (swt) is the One Who will help you for Sabr :
Surah An-Nahl : 127
وَاصْبِرْ وَمَا صَبْرُكَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ وَلَا تَحْزَنْ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا تَكُ فِي ضَيْقٍ مِّمَّا يَمْكُرُونَ
And be patient and your patience is not but by (the assistance of) Allah, and grieve not for them, and do not distress yourself at what they plan.
We need to be sincere in the patience , Allah (swt) commanded us to do Al Ikhlas , in all your Ibadah , feelings ,dealing with people ,and also in the patience. And Allah (swt) is the One will help you to do Sabr . As Allah (swt) says in Surah Fatiha Iyyaka naabudu wa Iyyaka nastaeen, you just rely on Allah (swt) and He will help you . You can’t worship Allah (swt) without istiaanah in Allah (swt) . And that is the secret of Al Ikhlas . واصبر وما صبرك الا بالله , the ب in بالله is for attachment . Allah (swt) is the one who will help you . You need patience to abstain from the sins . And you need to be patient with the decree of Allah (swt) .
مجلات الصبر : With the command, with the prohibitions and with the decree .
Places for Ikhlas (مجالات الاخلاص) – Sincerity in the Repentance (الاخلاص في التوبة)
Tawbah is returning and repent to Allah (swt) after doing a sin . You need to be sincere to Repent. The first condition of Al Tawbah is repentance .
(بان يكون الانسان مخلصا في التوبةلا يقصد) : to be sincere you need to free your repentance form :
– (مراعاة الناس ) : the sake of the people ,showing people that you repent so people will praise you.
– (تسميعهم) wanting a good reputation, people talk about your repentance . This Tawbah will not be accepted .
– (والتقرب اليهم بشيء) just to draw themselves to the people .
People are Fitnah for each other , and what is the fitnah ? People can affect your sincerity , because you see people in front of you praising you ,dispraising you , gifting you . The jihad with the people is how you keep up with the quality . Because people are tangible and Allah (swt) is Ghayb (unseen) you have tendency to draw closer to people . You need to be patient .
Sometimes people repent to get closer to people but you need to do it for the Face of Allah (swt) .
And (وإنما يقصد بالتوبة الرجوع الي الله حقيقة): but he is truly repenting for the Face of Allah (swt) . One of the scholar said if I can guarantee one deed with Al Ikhlas I will guarantee paradise .
The prostitute had so much Ikhlas as no one was there when she fed the dog, that is why Allah (swt) granted her paradise . Similarly with the children you are not expecting from your them.
Al Ikhlas is a condition in the Tawbah (الخلاص شروط التوبة):
– Condition from the conditions of acceptance of good deeds (وشرط من شروط العمل الصالح المقبول): The repentance will to be accepted without Al Ikhlas . For any deeds to be accepted should have Al Ikhlas .
Surah Noor :31 and turn to Allah all of you, O believers! so that you may be successful.
You want the success then repent to Allah (swt) and to not anyone . The believers are the who are sincere in their repentance .when you do everything seats and deed with Al Ikhlas then you will get the title : Al Mukhlaseen, قُلْ إِنَّ صَلَاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ Say. Surely my prayer and my sacrifice and my life and my death are (all) for Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
Day 11 : Sincerity is the way of Salvation (الاجلاص طريق الخلاص ) by Ustadha Eman Al Obaid (HafidhaAllah)
Day 11: Sincerity is the way of salvation
Ustadha Eman started by praising Allah (swt) and sending dua for the students.
When you do things for the sake of Allah (swt) you will attain salvation . That is why Allah (swt) commands us with Al Ikhlas . And Allah (swt) says in the Quran : قُلْ إِنَّ صَلَاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ Say. Surely my prayer and my sacrifice and my life and my death are (all) for Allah, the Lord of the worlds;
Al Ikhlas in the Religion (الاخلاص في الدين) : to be sincere in your religion . Ad-Deen here means : religion and way of life . How can I be sincere in my life ?
Ibn AlQayyim said : The Religion is based on four rules (الدين يدور علي اربع قواعد): it means Islam should make you better person . Everything in your life is based on 4 things :
Love (حب) : there is things you need to love such as Allah (swt) , Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) ,righteous people ,
Hate (بعض) : there is things you need to hate such as : action , behaviors ,sins , followers of Shaytan ,
Action (فعل) : such us prayer , fasting and so on
Leave (ترك) : things you also need to leave
Your love should be for Allah (swt) ,your hate and ,actions and leaving something should all be for the sake of Allah (swt) .
Hadith : حَدَّثَنَا مُؤَمَّلُ بْنُ الْفَضْلِ، حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ شُعَيْبِ بْنِ شَابُورٍ، عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ الْحَارِثِ، عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ، عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهُ قَالَ ” مَنْ أَحَبَّ لِلَّهِ وَأَبْغَضَ لِلَّهِ وَأَعْطَى لِلَّهِ وَمَنَعَ لِلَّهِ فَقَدِ اسْتَكْمَلَ الإِيمَانَ ” .The Prophet (ﷺ) said: If anyone loves for Allah’s sake, hates for Allah’s sake, gives for Allah’s sake and withholds for Allah’s sake, he will have perfect faith. Sunan Abi Dawud 4681Book 42, Hadith 86. Sahih Al Albani
This means your love is only for Allah (swt) , and this love is pure as you want to be close to Allah (swt) . You hate for Allah (swt) ,not because of your desires , you hate such things because Allah (swt) hate it . You hate some actions because Allah (swt) hate it . Whatever Allah (swt) forbade us ,you hate it . Even the feeling is Taqwa ,not for your desires . It is very bad to hate because of your desires . Some people hate others because of a situation but they do not hate the people they were supposed to hate such as Pharoah ,Shaytan . It is also that you give for Allah (swt) , not because you want or because your friend gave you ,but you give for the sake of Allah (swt) , it could be gift , words . Imagine you give something to somebody and the person doesn’t appreciate you will not be offended or stop doing good deeds ,because you are doing it for Allah (swt) . We see this example with Abu Bakr AsSiddiq (ra) when he used to provide for the man who accused Aisha(ra) ,and after the accusation he stopped providing and Allah (swt) corrected him on the spot because of his high faith . And when you withhold ,you do it for Allah (swt) . For example you will not visit this person because you know it will decrease your faith . Do not stop for your sake , for example you are in a study circle and a problem come and you stopping learning , or you advise and you stop , do not stop anything because of your desires but for Allah (swt) . When you went to stop ask yourself why am I stopping ? So if you love , and hate , and give and withhold for Allah (swt) you will have complete faith . And if you do this you will have the quality of the Deen , you will have the quality in your emotions and actions ,thus you will have the quality of the Deen .
Hadith : حَدَّثَنَا مُؤَمَّلُ بْنُ الْفَضْلِ، حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ شُعَيْبِ بْنِ شَابُورٍ، عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ الْحَارِثِ، عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ، عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهُ قَالَ ” مَنْ أَحَبَّ لِلَّهِ وَأَبْغَضَ لِلَّهِ وَأَعْطَى لِلَّهِ وَمَنَعَ لِلَّهِ فَقَدِ اسْتَكْمَلَ الإِيمَانَ ” .The Prophet (ﷺ) said: If anyone loves for Allah’s sake, hates for Allah’s sake, gives for Allah’s sake and withholds for Allah’s sake, he will have perfect faith. Grade :Sahih (Al-Albani) Sunan Abi Dawud 4681 Book 42, Hadith 86
Ibn Tayminah (Rahimaullah) commented on the previous hadith saying (فآل ابن تيمية رحمه الله ):If One love for Allah and hate for Allah (فانه اذا كان حبه لله وبغضه لله )Give for Allah and withhold for Allah (وعطاؤه لعل ومنعه لله) It shows the complete love for Allah ,complete faith (يدل علي كمال محبته لله كمال الايمان ).
Ikhlas Al Ikhlas in suppressing your anger ( الاخلاص في كظم الغيظ) meaning so much anger . Meaning you swallowed this anger which is in the heart , you stop it from making it apparent .
You are not stopping your anger for any desires as well but for Allah (swt) . And suppressing the anger has many virtues ,Ikhlas is in everything is the way of salvation .
Hadith : حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ يُونُسَ، قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو شِهَابٍ عَبْدُ رَبِّهِ، عَنْ يُونُسَ، عَنِ الْحَسَنِ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ: مَا مِنْ جَرْعَةٍ أَعْظَمَ عِنْدَ اللهِ أَجْرًا مِنْ جَرْعَةِ غَيْظٍ كَظَمَهَا عَبْدٌ ابْتِغَاءَ وَجْهِ اللهِ. Ibn ‘Umar said, “There is nothing that is swallowed greater with Allah in reward than a slave of Allah who swallows and contains his rancour out of desire for the pleasure of Allah.” Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 1318 Book 57, Hadith 2
Why are you controlling yourself ? Not for the Dunya but seeking the Face of Allah (swt) . Because sometimes we are doing it for the people , husband , we are thinking about what others will say . But when you are doing it sincerely you will have so much reward .
(يكظمها اي يبدعها ويمنع من إظهارها مع كثرتها)
Ibn Qayyim said : chain your anger with the chain of the forbearance, because the anger is like a dog ,if you release it ,it will spoil (قال ابن القيم : أوثق غضبك بسلسلة الحلم فان كلب اذا أفلت أتلف) , instead of showing your anger you suppress it . Sometimes in relation between husband and wife you get angry ,but you need to suppress it .and if you suppress the anger Allah (swt) will reward you , look at Yusuf (as) Allah (swt) called him Mukhlaseen , he suppressed his anger for Allah (swt) ,because she knew Allah (swt) will give him so much reward , similarly with Musa (as) he was so sincere and patient with Bani Israel .
May Allah (swt) make us to do all deeds for the sake of Allah (swt) . May Allah (swt) fills our day with Al Ikhlas . Amen
Day 10 : Sincerity is the way of Salvation (الاجلاص طريق الخلاص ) by Ustadha Eman Al Obaid (HafidhaAllah)
Day 10: Sincerity is the way of salvation
Ustadha Eman started by praising Allah (swt) and sending dua for the students.
Surah Al Aaraaf :29
قُلْ أَمَرَ رَبِّي بِالْقِسْطِ وَأَقِيمُوا وُجُوهَكُمْ عِندَ كُلِّ مَسْجِدٍ وَادْعُوهُ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ كَمَا بَدَأَكُمْ تَعُودُونَ
Say: My Lord has enjoined justice, and set upright your faces at every time of prayer and call on Him, being sincere to Him in obedience; as He brought you forth in the beginning, so shall you also return.
First command :Allah (swt) commands you justice in all your actions whether in your Ibadah or in your dealing with people , meaning you will fulfill the condition of the Salah ,for instance full Ruku’, Sujood , without exaggeration or reduction .
Second command : you need to direct your face toward Allah (swt) ,you only look at Allah (swt) , you think of Allah (swt) alone , and that will make you do an effort ,specially the prayer with the inner such us Khushoo and outer ,and you need to free the salah from any faults and imperfections.
Third command : Ask Allah (swt) with Al Ikhlas , meaning sincerely doing for the Face of Allah (swt) , without showing off , without any desires looking only at the pleasure of Allah (swt) and worship Allah (swt) . Don’t use the Dua to fulfill your desires , it should only be for Allah (swt) .don’t make a Dua while you want a personal desire ,or showing off . Basically don’t make dua for anything except for Allah (swt) . Similarly you do not need to tell anyone you did Dua for them .
As Allah (swt) created you first time , you will return to Him in the Day of Judgement , so why are you doing any act for people ? No one in this life is able to give you anything . So be sincere with Allah (swt) . That is why the Ulemah said Al Ikhlas is very high so the Shaytan will magnify anything for us to fail on it . And when you will return to Allah (swt) , He will account you therefore you need to be sincere . For example you are working and your manager is waiting for you ,for the appreciation, so you will be focus to finish the work that the manager gave you , and to Allah (swt) belongs the best example , He created you and did everything so you need to fulfill Allah (swt) command as you will return to Him.
Al Ikhlas in the Dua for the dead (الاخلاص في الدعاء الميت ) , here it shows you the sincerity . As you will not get anything for the dead person but still you are doing Dua for them . That is why Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) said in the follow hadith : ” عيش ما شئت فإنك ميت وأحببت من شئت فإنك مفارقه” “live as if you are dead ,love whoever you want as you will depart ” when you love as if you are dead of course you will focus . Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) also mentioned about ongoing charity ,a pious son , so when you will depart from this life , he will do Dua for you . This is your investment . Your investment starts with the Dua .
حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ بْنُ يَحْيَى الْحَرَّانِيُّ، حَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدٌ، – يَعْنِي ابْنَ سَلَمَةَ – عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِسْحَاقَ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ ” إِذَا صَلَّيْتُمْ عَلَى الْمَيِّتِ فَأَخْلِصُوا لَهُ الدُّعَاءَ ” .Narrated AbuHurayrah: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: When you pray over the dead, make a sincere supplication for him .Hasan (Al-Albani) حسن (الألباني) حكم Sunan Abi Dawud 3199 In-book reference Book 21, Hadith 111
In time of death you will see the sincerity , Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) will not get anything from his wife but still he did Dua and that is showing the sincerity. You are directing your Dua towards Allah (swt) supplicating for the dead . You do not want any personal desires as the person is dead and can not benefit you . And the motive of the Dua is the pleasure of Allah (swt) . You can make a general Dua for all the dead people and as long as you are making dua in the absence of a person the Angels are making Dua for you as well .
When you do Dua with the presence of the heart because he is in need of your dua , and this is the difference between the Dua of the sincere person and the heedless from your heart .
We actually need to talk about Al Ikhlas all the time , and the scholars said to learn Al Ikhlas before Al Ibadah .
May Allah (swt) make us love and meet ,sit and speak for the sake of Allah (swt) . Only Allah (swt) is able and may Allah (swt) give us that purity . Amen
Day 9 : Sincerity is the way of Salvation (الاجلاص طريق الخلاص ) by Ustadha Eman Al Obaid (HafidhaAllah)
Day 9: Sincerity is the way of salvation
Ustadha Eman started praising Allah (swt) and sending dua for the students.
The sincerity and purity for Allaah as He commanded us . Al Ikhlas is something very honorable , we have Al Ikhlas in the worship and the Ikhlas with dealing with people . Al Ikhlas in the Ibadah is obligatory . But Al Ikhlaas in the dealing is recommended but both of them are way of salvation . All that related to the Salaah , fasting and so should be with Al Ikhlas as it is the condition of acceptance of good deeds . Islam is the way of life ,in the Ibadah and dealing with people .
Let’s continue with Al Ikhlas in the relationship , whatever relation you have , you do it for Ibadah and that will upgrade the relation. We have done with the hadith ,loving for the sake for the Allah (swt) , sitting for Allah (swt) ,mov siting for Allah (swt) and gifting for Allah (swt) . We are not talking about halal and haram but just to upgrade your relation .
Al Ikhlas in feeding the people , here is dealing with people . You can feed people for any other desires and that is not wrong , but if you want to have the reward then you do it for Allaah . We upgrade our actions .
Surah Al Insaan : 9
إِنَّمَا نُطْعِمُكُمْ لِوَجْهِ اللَّهِ لَا نُرِيدُ مِنكُمْ جَزَاءً وَلَا شُكُورًا We only feed you for Allah’s sake; we desire from you neither reward nor thanks:
Al Ikhlas in the Feeding of the people(الاخلاص في اطعام الطعام) , though they are I love in it still they feel the needy ,the poor and the slaves. And there is no desires , as they can’t benefit you . Sometimes people feeding for some benefits , but you are feeding them and that shows the sincerity , that is really for the Face of Allah (swt) , the Mukhlaseen doesn’t feed and excepting from them but he doesn’t went a reward or a thanks .
The Mukhles’s characteristics (المخلص من صفاته)
Do not asked from people Dua not a praise or a thanks ( لا يطلبون لا دعاء ولا ثناء ولا شكرًا) . They do not went anything in return , not even a Dua
Hadith : وعن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : “من استعاذ بالله فأعيذوه، ومن سأل بالله فأعطوه، ومن دعاكم فأجيبوه، ومن صنع إليكم معروفًا فكافئوه، فإن لم تجدوا ما تكافئونه به، فادعوا له حتى تروا أنكم قد كافأتموه”. ((حديث صحيح رواه أبو داود والنسائي بأسانيد الصحيحين)) Ibn ‘Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said:The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Grant shelter to him who begs for it in the Name of Allah, give to him who begs in the Name of Allah, accept the invitation of him who invites you, and requite him who does a favour to you, but if you are unable to requite him, go on praying for him till you are sure that you have requited him adequately.”[Abu Dawud and An- Nasa’i].Book 18, Hadith 213
If you are the upper hand and doing for Allah (swt) with no return , the lower hand supposed to reward him. Something you give him as a reward as a manner and etiquette . Just to show appreciation . And if you can’t find any reward you at lest need to make a Dua for the person till you get a reward . As for the Mukhlaseen ,thry are doing and wait no reward from the people.
The test of the Mukhlaseen is not over , after he is been rewarded from the lower hand , then he will receive the gift and return a gift too . Because the Mukhlaseen want the reward only from Allah (swt) .
Imagine x being a Mukhlaseen gives to y a gift , then x should make dua or thanks. So after x got the Dua and the thanks ,he should return Dua or the thanks to make his balance o with Allah (swt) . Because the reward with Allah (swt) .
Hadith: Aishah (ra) narrated: (أُهْدِيَتْ لِرسولِ اللهِ شاةٌ ، قال : اقسميها ، فكانتْ عائشةُ إذا رجَعَتْ الخادِمُ تقول: ما قالوا؟ تقول الخادم: قالوا: بارَكَ اللهُ فيكم ، فتقولُ عائشةُ : وفيهم باركَ اللهُ ، نرُدُّ عليهِم مثلَ مَا قالوا ، ويَبْقَى أجرُنا لَنا) (I gifted the Messenger of Allah a goat, he said: ‘Divide it’. When the servant returned, Aishah would ask, ‘What did they say?’. The servant said: ‘May Allah bless you all’. Then Aishah would say: ‘And may Allah bless them’. We reply to them the same as what they said, and our reward (from Allah) remains for us)
الراوي : عائشة أم المؤمنين المحدث : الألباني المصدر : الكلم الطيب الصفحة أو الرقم: 239 خلاصة حكم المحدث : إسناده جيد
When Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلام) got s gift , he told Aisha to distribute to people , she will sent her made to give away to people . So when the servant return she will ask the servant when you give them ,what did they said ? The servant say they said barak Allah Feekum so she will return the same : wa feehim barak Allaah . And she said we will answer us the same they said to us ann the full reward will remain for that . Because she got something from the Dunya she want to make it zero balance . That is showing she didn’t except any return from them but when it came she returned it and that is the sincerity . Either people appreciate or no , or thank you or no you don’t need to be bother as you have nothing to return and it is good for your Al Ikhlas . Sometimes people are not thankful to you and you stop doing for them it negates Al Ikhlas . Al Ikhlas menacing no return from doodle , if they return this isn heir return .
How to be sincere in your Dua ? To know it let’s see the Ayah from the Quran . If you remember in the beginning we talked about the people in the middle of the sea ,they will Dua with sincerity .
Surah Al Ghaafir: 13-14
هُوَ الَّذِي يُرِيكُمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُنَزِّلُ لَكُم مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ رِزْقًا وَمَا يَتَذَكَّرُ إِلَّا مَن يُنِيبُ He it is Who shows you His signs and sends down for you sustenance from heaven, and none minds but he who turns (to Him) again and again.فَادْعُوا اللَّهَ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ Therefore call upon Allah, being sincere to Him in obedience, though the unbelievers are averse:
Allah (swt) will show you the ayah ➡️and will send from the sky the Rizq ➡️ no one will remember the ayah when he will be reminded except the one who really return to Allah (swt) . Reminding need Al Ikhlas . The reminder will lead you to Al Ikhlas .
The you do Dua to Allah (swt) ,a Dua with Al Ikhlas . Because you know the Rizq is from Allah (swt) . You make it so pure for Allah (swt) . The problem is we always want the provision from the earth but it is in the sky .
Then Allah (swt) says you need to do it with Al Ikhlas even if the disbeliever in Allah (swt) hate it . People want you do for them but when you do for Allah (swt) they hate it .
Sheikh Saadi(Rahimaullah) don’t care about them , and it shouldn’t effect you , and not the blame of the Blamers should affect you . Those who don’t believe in Allah (swt) don’t have Al Ikhlas me they hate Al Ikhlas so much .
Surah Al Ghaafir: 65
هُوَ الْحَيُّ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ فَادْعُوهُ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ He is the Living, there is no god but He, therefore call on Him, being sincere to Him in obedience; (all) praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
Your Dua should be to Allah (swt) alone , you ask sincerely Allah (swt) . The one who you need to ask alone is the One never dies . Everybody will die , change ,move but Allah (swt) from who you ask is Al HAYY , Ever living ,never die , never discontinue and no one deserve the attachment except Allah (swt) . That shows the sincerity ,mid you believe in Allah (swt) you will ask Allah (swt) alone .الحمدلله رب العالمين all the praise belong to Allah (swt) and no one else .
May الله grant us Al Ikhlas . Amen
Day 8 : Sincerity is the way of Salvation (الاجلاص طريق الخلاص ) by Ustadha Eman Al Obaid (HafidhaAllah)
Day 8 : Sincerity is the way of salvation
Ustadha Eman started praising Allah (swt) and sending dua for the students.
Allah (swt) mentioned mentioned in different ayah in the Quran ,who people are in the middle of the sea they will then call allaah , you can find the Ikhlas when you are in hardship but we need to renew and have in class all the time , whether in the time of ease or hardship . Al Ikhlaas need Jihaad specially in the time of ease to get that .
Elhamdellah Allah (swt) is our nurturer , even with our relation with piece Allah (swt) will decree things for us to get the Ikhlaas , you find some relation with disturbance in the beginning for us to get the Ikhlaas . We will continue with Al Ikhlaas in the relationship .
Divine Hadith: (فإني سمعت رسول الله صلىوسلمl يقول: “قال الله تعالى وجبت محبتي للمتحابين فيَّ، والمتجالسين فيَّ ، والمتزاورين فيَّ ، والمتباذلين فيَّ “) (I heard Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, ‘Allah, the Exalted, says: My love is due to those who love one another for My sake, meet one another for My sake, visit one another for My sake and spend in charity for My sake”.) – Malik Book 1, Hadith 382 in Riyadh As Saliheen
Allah (swt) love is obligatory on them ( وجبت محبتي) those having relation with each other for the sake of Allah (swt) . We mentioned in I- Those who love each other for my sake (المتحابين في) and II -Those who sitting with each other for my sake (والمتجالسين في) now we will talk about
III – Those who visiting each other for my sake (والمتزاورين في) , you are not doing it for the person or for yourself , but for Allah (swt) . Sometimes there is so many other intentions but no you are only doing for Allah (swt) .
Hadith : حَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ الأَعْلَى بْنُ حَمَّادٍ، حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادُ بْنُ سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ ثَابِتٍ، عَنْ أَبِي رَافِعٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم “أَنَّ رَجُلاً زَارَ أَخًا لَهُ فِي قَرْيَةٍ أُخْرَى فَأَرْصَدَ اللَّهُ لَهُ عَلَى مَدْرَجَتِهِ مَلَكًا فَلَمَّا أَتَى عَلَيْهِ قَالَ أَيْنَ تُرِيدُ قَالَ أُرِيدُ أَخًا لِي فِي هَذِهِ الْقَرْيَةِ . قَالَ هَلْ لَكَ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ نِعْمَةٍ تَرُبُّهَا قَالَ لاَ غَيْرَ أَنِّي أَحْبَبْتُهُ فِي اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ . قَالَ فَإِنِّي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيْكَ بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ قَدْ أَحَبَّكَ كَمَا أَحْبَبْتَهُ فِيهِ ” .
A person visited his brother in another town and Allah deputed an Angel to wait for him on his way and when he came to him he said: Where do you intend to go? He said: I intend to go to my brother in this town. He said: Have you done any favour to him (the repayment of which you intend to get)? He said: No, excepting this that I love Mm for the sake of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious. Thereupon he said: I am a meesenger to you from, Allah: (to inform you) that Allah loves you as you love him (for His sake).Sahih Muslim 2567 Book 45, Hadith 47
You will find in this hadith ,visiting is one of the greatest worship .The visiting for Allah (swt) is based on the love for Allah (swt) and the visiting should be free from ( التزاور في الله اعظم القربا اذا تجرد من)
• Wordily desires (أغراض الدنيا)
• Personal Desires (اهواء النفس)
Hadith: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: (ما من عبدٍ أَتَى أخًا لهُ يَزُورُهُ في اللهِ إلَّا نادَى مُنادٍ مِنَ السَّماءِ : أنْ طِبْتَ و طَابَتْ لكَ الجنةَ ، و إلَّا قال اللهُ في مَلَكُوتِ عَرْشِهِ : َبْدِي زَارَ فِيَّ ، و عليَّ قِرَاهُ ، فلمْ أَرْضَ لهُ بِقِرًى دُونَ الجنةِ) (There is no Muslim slave that visits his brother for the sake of Allah except that a caller will call from the sky: “Be purified and paradise is purified for you” Allah will say ‘My slave visited for My sake and I will not accept anything for him less than Paradise.) – الراوي : أنس بن مالك المحدث : الألباني المصدر : السلسلة الصحيحة الصفحة أو الرقم: 2632 خلاصة حكم المحدث : ذكر له شاهدا
Upgrade your visiting for Allah (swt) , not a as ingle Muslim servant visit his brother for the sake of Allah (swt) ,free from desires . Sometimes people visiting others because the person may get angry ,a caller will call form the sky , you will be purify and JANNAH will be purified for you , and Allah (swt) above the throne will say : my servant visited for my sake ,on Me his His dwelling , I will not be please for him to give him a residence less then paradise . As if you Allah (swt) host you in paradise . And only Allah (swt) knows why you are visiting . If you visit somebody , and you are told to return , then return as this is pure for you , if you did for Al Ikhlas which is bigger goal ,you will not feel sad . Al Ikhlas is the way of salvation . And what will be the reward ? Allah (swt) will love you and and will please for you to have paradise .
What is better than Allah (swt) host !?
Hadith: (عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلىوسلمl قَالَ: إِذَا عَادَ الرَّجُلُ أَخَاهُ أَوْ زَارَهُ، قَالَ اللَّهُ لَهُ: طِبْتَ وَطَابَ مَمْشَاكَ، وَتَبَوَّأْتَ مَنْزِلاً فِي الْجَنَّةِ.) (Abu Hurayra (ra) reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “When a man visits his brothers, Allah tells him, ‘You have been good and your evening will be good and you can take your place in the Garden.'”) – Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 345, Graded Hasan by Al Albani
If a man visit g his friend while he is sick , Allah (swt) said you will be purified , and your steps will be purified ,free from any sins , and Allah (swt) will give you house in paradise.
When you see, you notice Al Ikhlas is AZEEZ , it has so much honor . Any visiting and siting which is not for Allah (swt) , you should think ? Is this sitting really for allaah , as yourself as you don’t want to be a looser . Those who are Mukhlaseen are the winner .
Surah Saad 82-83: (قَالَ فَبِعِزَّتِكَ لَأُغۡوِيَنَّهُمۡ أَجۡمَعِينَ (٨٢) إِلَّا عِبَادَكَ مِنۡهُمُ ٱلۡمُخۡلَصِينَ (٨٣)) ([Iblîs (Satan)] said: “By Your Might, then I will surely mislead them all, (82) “Except Your chosen slaves amongst them (faithful, obedient, true believers of Islâmic Monotheism).” (83))
Shaytan promised to mislead all , except the sincere servant of Allaah , only with your Ikhlas Shaytan will not have power over you . This ayah proof that when you are sincere Shaytan will not mislead you . When there is sincerity in the relation Shaytan will not come .This really need Al Ikhlas , people will not understand you , so two people should be sitting for Allah (swt) .
VI- Those who giving each other for my sake (والمتباذلين في) , not only wordily but free from wanting of yourself , the reason you give is for the Face of Allah (swt) .
It can be anything ,wealth , money , object . And it has three levels and in these three levels you need to have Al Ikhlas . You are not looking at the person , but you look at you and Allah (swt) , so it will be free from desires . The least that you can give :
o Lowest level: Contribution in wealth (أهونها المساهمة في المال): you have money or anything else leftover so you give it away. For example, you’re out to buy something, so you buy what you want for yourself, and if there’s something leftover, you’ll buy with that and give it to someone else.
o Middle level: (أوسطها المواساة): you have something for yourself, you don’t have anything extra of it, so you divide half of it and give it to someone else.
o Highest level: (أعلاها الايثار): you have something for yourself, you don’t have anything extra of it, so you give it all away, subhan Allah. Whether its money, food, water, etc.
Are you giving for Al Ikhlas or for your sake , it is easier to have Al Ikhlas with the one you do not know ,as for the one you know it is more difficult . Be sincere !
The top is Al ithaar,(الإيثار )
where you are preferring the another over your Nafs , ( تقديم الأخ في المال علي النفس) you don’t look at how much you spend but you .
This is the rank of the truthful one (رتبة الصديقين)
It is the top level of the one who love each other (منتهي درجات المحبين) what make you love somebody over yourself , if you are sincere in love you will be sincere in giving , visiting and sitting .if the relation is bit based in the sincerity form both side ,it will collapse . You don’t love anyone except for Allah (swt) .
Surah Al Hashr 9:
(وَيُؤۡثِرُونَ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِہِمۡ وَلَوۡ كَانَ بِہِمۡ خَصَاصَةٌ۬ۚ وَمَن يُوقَ شُحَّ نَفۡسِهِۦ فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡمُفۡلِحُونَ) (and give them (emigrants) preference over themselves, even though they were in need of that. And whosoever is saved from his own covetousness, such are they who will be the successful.)
The one who protect himself from the greed of himself ,those are the successful one . To prefer the other over yourself , this is the way of salvation .
• This is sincerity in giving for the face of Allah (swt), not for the duniya, and all of this is a result of your sincere love (هذا هو الاخلاص في التباذل لوجه الله لا للدنيا و كله بسبب المحبة المخلصة). It is not about giving to whom you know, and not giving for those who didn’t give you. Or giving the best gift so that people will say she gives these types of gifts, subhan Allah.
If you want a sincere relationship, then love only for allaah , sit only for Allah (swt) , visiting only for Allah (swt) and give only for Allah (swt) , and Allah (swt) will give them His love oblige on them . Islam also teach you how to live survive , have the freedom specially with relationship . Shouldn’t be like a burden and it should be pure .
May Allah (swt) accept from all of us . My beloved sisters I love you for the sake of Allah (swt) , may Allah (swt) gather us in the same ship of salvation to paradise
Day 7 : Sincerity is the way of Salvation (الاجلاص طريق الخلاص ) by Ustadha Eman Al Obaid (HafidhaAllah)
Day 7 : Sincerity is the way of salvation
Ustadha Eman started praising Allah (swt) and sending dua for the students.
Elhamdellah made it easy for us to study Al Ikhlas When Allah (swt) make us study it its a huge blessing from Allah (swt) . You also need to have Al Ikhlas I your emotions . Yesterday we talked about how to be sincere in the love . Today we will talk about how to be sincere in relationship in general .
Human being is social by nature ,but how to be sincere in relationship ? And does Allah (swt) say about sincerity in relation ?
In all relationship there is love ,sittings which each other , visiting and gifting .
Divine Hadith: (فإني سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: ” قال الله تعالى وجبت محبتي للمتحابين فيَّ، والمتجالسين فيَّ ، والمتزاورين فيَّ ، والمتباذلين فيَّ “) (I heard Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, ‘Allah, the Exalted, says: My love is due to those who love one another for My sake, meet one another for My sake, visit one another for My sake and spend in charity for My sake”.) – Malik Book 1, Hadith 382 in Riyadh As Saliheen
Allah (swt) love is obligatory on them ( وجبت محبتي) those having relation with each other for the sake of Allah (swt) .
Those who love each other for my sake (المتحابين في)
Those who sitting with each other for my sake (والمتجالسين في)
Those who visiting each other for my sake (والمتزاورين في)
Those who giving each other for my sake (والمتباذلين في)
This is an invitation to be sincere in relationship which is based on love , sitting ,visiting and gifting
I- Those who love each other for my sake ( للمتحابين في)
When you will do this for then the love of Allah (swt) will be on them .
The author talk about how to be sincere in love and again she mentioned about Al Ikhlas in the love . The love is something very common where people doesn’t do Al Ikhlas . That is why he focus about it as people don’t know or misunderstand it .
The sincerity in the love (الاخلاص في المحبة )
Know that ,May Allaah have mercy on you (اعلموا بارك الله فيكم )
The love for Allah is complete love for Allah ( بان المحبة في الله من تمام محبة الله ) :If you love for the sake of Allah (swt) there is no wordily benefit it’s a complete love of Allah (swt) .
The love of Allah required what He loves ( فان محبة الله تقتض محبة ما يحب)As result of your love for Allah (swt) you love everybody for the sake of Allah (swt) .Because the love for Allah (swt) implies whatever Allah (swt) loves You see what naturally if your fired love something you will also love , as for Allah (swt) you will love what He loves .
And you love everything which help you to love Him and make you reach to His pleasure and His closeness (ومحبة ما يعين علي حبه يوصل الي رضاه وقربه)
For example you love a person , with complete love you will love all the friends that person love . You will do whatever please your friend automatically, and to Allah (swt) belongs the best example, you will love everybody who Allah (swt) loves and you love all the deeds which takes you close to Allah (swt) ,
Hadith: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: (ما من رجلَينِ تحابَّا في اللهِ بظهرِ الغيبِ إلا كان أحبُّهما إلى اللهِ أشدَّهما حُبًّا لصاحبِه) (No two people love each other for the sake of Allah in absence except the one more beloved to Allah is the one loving the other person more) – الراوي : أبو الدرداء المحدث : الألباني المصدر : صحيح الترغيب الصفحة أو الرقم: 3016 خلاصة حكم المحدث : صحيح
There is no two people who love each other for the sake of Allah (swt) ,unseen ,none of the, those they love each other for the sake of Allah (swt) , no any benefit just for the sake of Allah (swt) . Just in the heart they love in the heart and only Allah (swt) knows . Unless the one who love more is more beloved to Allah (swt) . Because of the intensity of the love for Allah (swt) . There is level in the love , there who has intense love is more beloved to Allah (swt) .
Whoever loves for Allah’s sake, then let him tell his companion that you love him for Allah (swt) and he is to reply to you by saying, May He love you Whom you loved me for His sake (و من أحب في الله فليقل لصاحبه أني أحبك في الله و هو يرد عليه أحبك الذي أحببتني من أجله). If you love a person for Allah (swt), then Allah (swt) will love you more, subhan Allah. It has to be a pure love with no worldly benefit or nothing in between, just Allah (swt).
Supposed you love sincerely for Allah (swt) ,you need to say it to the person : I love you for the sake of Allah (swt) and she will reply : May the One you love me for love you .because you love me for Allah (swt) sake may He loves you . If you love the person for Allah (swt) then Allah (swt) loves you more . Then you make a Dua .
Imagine X and Y love each other for the sake of Allah (swt), but X loves Y more which only Allah (swt) knows, so Allah (swt) loves X more. And no one knows how much you sincerely love except Allah (swt), there has to be no worldly benefit. Even to be sincere in love has different levels, subhan Allah.
This is the sincere love , free from wanting of yourself , it’s the positive love , the love for Allah (swt) will never make you sad , angry ,any negative emotions .because you love for Allah (swt) and Allah (swt) will bless this love because of His sake and it will effect the person negatively. Love shouldn’t make us cry . It’s only for Allah (swt) .
Love for Allah (swt) is not just a word but it’s a love in the heart that has impacts (المحبة في الله ليست كلمة فقط انما محبة في القلب لها آثار), these are the requirements if you truly love someone for Allah (swt):
You need to advice Him ( ناصحا له)
You need to give him victory (ناصرا له بمنعه من الظلم و المعصية ) support Him from oppression and stopping Him for Allah (swt) ,not scolding Him and backbite him . Not when he does a sin you leave him but you support him.
You support him in obedience (ناصرا له في الطاعة ) you always encourage him for the obedience .
You hate for him the evil as you hate it for yourself ( وتكره له الشر ما تكره لنفسك) . How much you hate the evil for yourself then you hate it for him . And Allah (swt) knows .
You love for goodness for him as you love it for yourself (تحب له الخير ما تحب لنفسك)
You defend his chastity and honor( يدافع عن عرضه) . Anybody talked bad him you also defend him in his back
In his absence you will do Dua for him ( داعيا له في غيبته بالخير) , you are not doing Dua in his face but in his back . This is a sincere Dua . Even when we are speaking to each other . Sometimes I want to closer to a person so you tell them you make dua for them . Keep the Dua secret in their back .
You will help him for His Dua (معينا علي دنياه) if you are capable you will help Him .
II-Those who sitting with each other for my sake : even with the sitting you need to be sincere . Not for the person or desires . You need to purify the sitting for the sake of Allah (swt) . For example you are two people ,one is your friend and the other is not your friends. You see you have tendency to sit with your friend, but when you don’t mind sitting with the one you don’t known you are doing Al Ikhlas . It’s more difficult to do Ikhlas with someone you love . It just teaching us moderation in the relation . You will have a good face with everybody ,because you are sincere . You love people for Allah (swt) because of the religion , not just sit for the sake of sitting. That’s why the best place of sitting is the study circle . This is the best sitting as we are talking about Allah (swt) . The moment you sit for some desires it will remove the purity in the sitting . Imagine this is the best sitting , is the siting for Allah (swt) . The people of Dunya are sitting for the Dunya , you need to check the meaning of why you are siting ? Desires or Allah (swt) . Al Ikhlas fil mujaalasa is sitting for Allah (swt) , al Ikhlas is so much reward , and it needs jihad.
Sitting with sincere people in order to help for the good , you are choosing those you are sitting with . We are talking about How your sitting will be a worship .
Hadith: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: (هُمْ الْقَوْمُ، لَا يَشْقَى بِهِمْ جَلِيسُهُمْ) (He who sits with such people shall not suffer) – Muslim Hadith 14
Shaytan always want to spoil us , if you want the sitting to be forever then you do it for Allah (swt) .
The Companions would sit with each other in order to remember Allah (swt) and draw closer to Him (مجالس الصحابة عامرة بذكر الله و ما يقرب منه). If a gathering is going to increase me in faith, then it’s better to sit, but if a gathering is going to decrease me in faith and take me further away from Allah (swt), then better not to sit, subhan Allah.
The two Companions Aswad bin Hilal said to Mu’adh let us sit together and believe for an hour, meaning remember Allah (swt) (عن الأسود بن هلال قال قال لي معاذ اجلس بنا نؤمن ساعة، اي نذكر الله). We’re not talking about halal and haram, but it’s upgrading in your sitting. As your faith increases, you will eliminate gatherings just for the sake of gathering because you know your time is precious.
§ Hadith: (إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم خَرَجَ عَلَى حَلْقَةٍ مِنْ أَصْحَابِهِ فَقَالَ ” مَا يُجْلِسُكُمْ ” . قَالُوا جَلَسْنَا نَذْكُرُ اللَّهَ وَنَحْمَدُهُ لِمَا هَدَانَا لِلإِسْلاَمِ وَمَنَّ عَلَيْنَا بِهِ . فَقَالَ ” آللَّهِ مَا أَجْلَسَكُمْ إِلاَّ ذَاكَ ” . قَالُوا آللَّهِ مَا أَجْلَسَنَا إِلاَّ ذَاكَ . قَالَ ” أَمَا إِنِّي لَمْ أَسْتَحْلِفْكُمْ لِتُهْمَةٍ لَكُمْ إِنَّهُ أَتَانِي جِبْرِيلُ فَأَخْبَرَنِي أَنَّ اللَّهَ يُبَاهِي بِكُمُ الْمَلاَئِكَةَ “) (Indeed the Messenger of Allah came out upon a circle of his Companions and said: ‘what has caused you to gather for this sitting?’ They said: ‘We have gathered for this sitting to remember Allah, and praise Him for His having guided us to Islam, and having bestowed blessings upon us.’ So he said: ‘By Allah, nothing caused you to gather for this sitting except for that?’ He said: ‘Indeed, I did not ask you out of suspicion, verily Jibra’il came to me and informed me that Allah boasts of you to the angels.’”) – Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3379
So when you are sitting for the sake of Allah (swt) , Allah (swt) will talk about your magnificent and goodness in Front the Angels .
Yubaahi to show your goodness ( يباهي)
Allah (swt) Who is above the seven heavens will tell the angels look at My servants and praise them for their good deeds (يباهي يظهر فضلكم و يريهم حسن عملكم و يثني عليكم). The angels are so pure, but when you are pure on the earth then Allah (swt) will talk about your sincerity above the seven heavens.
Allah (swt) praising them ( ) , Allah (swt) will tell the Angels about you .