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Assalamualikum Wa Rahmatullah Hi Wa Barkatuhu,
Rabbish Rahli Sadri, Wa Yassirli Amri, Wah Lul Uqdatan Min lisaani, Yaf Kahu Kauli, O
My Lord Open My Chest And Easy My Task For Me And Loose The Knot From My Toung That They
Undurstand My Speech, Rabbi Yassir Wala Tu’assir Wa Tammim Bil Khair
In This Video We Are Going To Talk About 1. What Is Emaan Or Faith
2. Declaration Of Faith With The Toung
3. Performance Of The rightious Deeds By The
Body Parts 4. Branches Of Faith
And 5th Sweetness of Faith Let’s Start
What is Eemaan? What is true eemaan, or faith? Who is a true believer (mu’min)? What are the essential elements, or articles,
of eemaan? These questions are of vital importance. In fact, this is what Allah’s Messenger (S.A.W)
explained to Angel Jibreel (A) when the latter asked him about eemaan. When Angel Jibreel (A) asked the Prophet , “What
is faith (eemaan)?” He replied, “It is to believe in Allah, His
Angels, His Books, And His Messengers, the Last Day, and to believe in the Divine Decree
(al-qadar), both the good of it and the bad of it.” Eemaan is a statement and action. In other words, it has three essential elements:
belief in the heart, profession by the tongue and performance of the deeds by the physical
parts of the body. 1. Belief in the Heart The heart is the locus
of eemaan as well as its foundation. The Qur’an says,
يَا أَيُّهَا الرَّسُولُ لَا يَحْزُنكَ الَّذِينَ
يُسَارِعُونَ فِي الْكُفْرِ مِنَ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا
آمَنَّا بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ “O Messenger, let not those who race each
other into disbelieve not grieve you,those who say, “We believe” with their lips, but
whose hearts have no faith” (Surat Al-Maa’idah, Ayah #5 Surah #41)
Hence, eemaan is the statement of ‘the heart’. It is made up of recognition, knowledge and
affirmation. In other words, a believer recognizes that
there is none worthy of worship except Allah. He has knowledge of this truth and he affirms
it in his heart. The second element of eemaan is the actions
of the heart. This aspect of eemaan is made up of commitment,
voluntary surrender and acceptance. These include, among other things, love of
Allah, awe of Him, trust in Him, heedfulness of His commands and prohibitions, fear of
Him and hope in Him. 2nd. Declaration of Faith with the Tongue The second
essential element of eemaan is to declare one’s faith with the tongue. In this case, one testifies that one recognizes
the truthfulness of the testimony of the faith and intends to adhere to the commands and
guidance of what he has testified to. Mere pronouncement of the words in themselves
is not enough. 3rd. Performance of Righteous Deeds by the Body
Parts Eemaan is a statement and action. Faith increases by acts of obedience to Allah
and decreases by acts of disobedience. The heart is the driving force behind all
actions. If the heart is filled with eemaan—with
the love of Allah and His Messenger (S.A.W), fear of Allah, hope in Him, amongst other
things—it will certainly prompt the body to perform acts of obedience to Allah. It will keep him away from forbidden, shameful
and even doubtful or dubious acts. Allah’s Messenger (S.A.W) said, “There is
a lump of flesh in the body; when it is sound, the whole body is sound; but when it becomes
corrupted, the whole body also corrupted. It is the heart.” (Part of a hadeeth reported by al-Bukhaaree
and Muslim) Faith, however, differs from one believer
to another, and true faith is one that is expressed in actions, as Almighty Allah says,
“And this is Paradise which you have been made to inherit because of your deeds which
you used to do [in the life of the world.]” (Surat al-Hijr,Ayah 43 Surah 72)
The Prophet (S.A.W) said, “Faith has sixty-odd or seventy-odd branches; the highest and the
best of which is to declare that there is no God worthy of worship but Allah, and the
lowest of which is to remove something harmful from the road. Modesty, too, is a branch of faith.” (Narrated In AI-Bukhaaree and Muslim)
If eemaan has different branches and each part is called eemaan, it follows that sataat
is eemaan, Zakaat is eemaan, and Hajj is eemaan. Virtues such as modesty, trust, fear of Allah,
heedfulness of Allah, and total submission to His will, even removing a harmful thing
from the way, are parts of eemaan. Some of these parts are very basic: like the
two testimonies of faith. If you lose them, you lose eemaan COMPLETELY. Others are marginal, such as removing an obstacle
from the way. If, for any reason, you lose them, you do
not lose eemaan completely. Instead, you have moved from the lofty level
of eemaan to its lower level. There are a number of things that testify
to one’s true faith. These include the following:
1. Loving the Prophet (S.A.W) more than one loves
one’s parents and children. (Narrated In Sahi al-Bukhaaree)
2. Establishing voluntary prayers on the Night
of the Decree (Laylat al-Qadr).(Narrated In Sahi al-Bukhaaree)
3. Fasting the month of Ramadhaan faithfully
and in anticipation of Allah’s rewards. (Narrated In Sahi al-Bukhaaree)
4. Establishing the obligatory prayers. (Narrated In Sahi al-Bukhaaree)
5. Following the funeral procession of a Muslim. (Narrated In Sahi al-Bukhaaree)
6. Observing Haya. Sweetness of Faith
Anas ibn Maalik narrated that Allah’s Messenger (S.A.W) said, “Whoever possesses these three
qualities will enjoy the sweetness of faith: 1st One to whom Allah and His Messenger is
dearer to him than anything else, 2nd one who loves a person only for the sake
of Allah And 3rd one who hates to revert to disbelief
as he hates to be thrown into the Hell-fire.” (Narrated In Al-Bukhaaree)
He is still a Believer who has Deficiency in Faith The Prophet (S.A.W) said, “A fornicator
while committing illicit sex is not a [true] believer. A thief while stealing is not a [true] believer.” (Narrated In Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim) A similar
hadeeth states, “When a person commits illicit sexual intercourse, eemaan leaves him and
remains above his head. When he part from this illicit behaviour,
the eemaan comes back to him.” (Narrated In At-Tirmidhee)
During the time of the Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W), some people committed adultery, stole and
drank wine. The Prophet (S.A.W) did not call them disbelievers. He did not even declare that relations between
them and the Muslims be cut off. Instead, he flogged the drinker and had the
hand of the thief cut off. At the same time, he sought Allah’s forgiveness
for them. Scholars have argued that the Prophet’s word
in the hadeeth, “Eemaan leaves him and remains above his head like an awning” suggest that
eemaan does not depart from him COMPLETELY. A person who performs such deeds still remains
a believer but he has a deficiency in his faith. In other words, he is a believer with respect
to his faith and an evildoer with respect to the sin he commits. He is not a true believer. He does not fulfill his faith sincerely. Next,
The Essential Elements of Eemaan The essential elements, or articles, of eemaan,
according to a hadeeth reported by al-Bukhaaree, are as follows:
To believe in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, The Last Day, and Allah’s
decree, the good of it and the bad of it. Jazakallah Khair. Wa Aaqiru Dawana Anil Hamdulillahi Rabbil
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Barakatuhu

Jean Kelley

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