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Waking Up For Allah

Listen Here: Waking up for Allah by Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar

What an epic lecture. This is one of my favorite lectures by Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar. What I love about this lecture is that he reminds us to recognize the most obvious things (which we often forget), the occurrence of a sunrise and sunset and the division between day and night. These are beautiful manifestations of Allah’s majestic power. The idea that we can have a fresh start anytime, that the troubles of the previous day seem less significant after a night’s sleep, that each day is an opportunity, are all the mercy of Allah سبحانه و تعالى.

Shaykh Husain begins the lecture by recognizing the awesome power of Allah سبحانه و تعالى, something as great as the sunrise occurs every day and yet we are oblivious to it. Don’t begin your mornings being heedless of Allah سبحانه و تعالى, consciously recognize the fact that Allah سبحانه و تعالى bought you into the morning and be thankful for it.

A dua from hadith: We entered the morning and the entire universe entered the morning because of/for the sake of Allah. (The Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم recited this in the mornings)

The fact that we have an opportunity to reset every night produces two new circumstances:

  • The sinner gets a completely new chance to change and repent to Allah سبحانه و تعالى.
  • The believer gets a new opportunity to worship Allah سبحانه و تعالى. Yesterday’s successes don’t necessarily mean future successes. Every day is a new chance to take advantage and develop oneself.

To produce the perfect day is the goal, a day in accordance with the sunnah, just one day spent being a true Muslim. Above all, the last day will be the most important, a day that has to end in a state of imaan.

My thoughts: If I truly understand what a mercy every new day is (It’s like a fresh new energetic start), then undoubtedly the next step is to actually take advantage of the day. Shaykh Husain advises us to be consistent and determined, to plan out every hour of the day and to not let it be random. Why don’t I even have a planner? Aside from planning most of the day, it’s good to have a list of small beneficial things to do when free (Key read: Easy Good Deeds by Mufti Taqi Usmani).

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