Determination & Endeavour in Islām – By Ḥasan As-Ṣomālī

Ḥasan As=Ṣomālī

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation—and may He extol the Messenger in the highest company of Angels, and grant him peace and security—likewise to his family, Companions, and true followers.

Determination & Endeavour in Islām – By Ḥasan As-Ṣomālī حفظه الله. Masjid As-Sunnah, Bradford, UK.

Some points discussed during this lesson:

– Ibn al-Qayyim (رحمه الله) on how determination and zeal allows a person to attain completion.
– Two things that determine our levels with Allāh.
– Allāh’s description and praise of Ibrāhīm, Isḥāq and Ya’qūb (عليهم السلام).
– The four categories of people as it relates to knowledge/understanding of the truth and determination to implement the truth.
– The group of people deserving of leadership in the religion and are not in a state of loss.
– The meaning of Imām ash-Shāfi’īs (رحمه الله) statement regarding Sūrah al-‘Aṣr.
– Āyāt and aḥadīth that show the importance of striving with our time, wealth and bodies for the Sake of Allāh, desiring the hereafter.
– Allāh’s rebuke of the mushrikūn and His praise for the believers.
– Allāh’s encouragement for us to compete with one another in good.
– The difference between envy and competing with one another in good.
– Examples of how the Companions would compete with one another.
– The similitude of two people who compete with one another in good.
– A warning against being lazy and making the worldly life one’s goal.
– The fruits of making the hereafter one’s primary goal.
– A brief glimpse at the dedication of the Salaf.
– Dispelling the notion that a person is too old to learn/ seek knowledge.
– Asking ourselves, “What have we sacrificed for the truth?”
– ‘Umar b. ‘Abdil ‘Azīz (رحمه الله) on what he would sacrifice to have every bid’ah extinguished and every Sunnah implemented.

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