Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
Almaghrib Institute Ilmfest 2016
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah He was a heavy edge marine. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
So inshallah to go ahead and just jump right into the topic and the subject in sha Allah.
I wanted to base the discussion here Today the topic that I have to share with you about shavon. And what Allah subhana wa Taala teaches us what he tells us in the Quran about shavonne I wanted to primarily basis discussion of one ayah within the Quran, and I want that to serve as a launchpad for the conversation that we're going to have today. That is Surah number 14, which is called surah. Ibrahim is number 22. Now what's very fascinating, I'll go ahead and read the iron I'll give you a very brief summarized translation of the ayah and I'd like for us to kind of explore the idea and really understand what it's talking about.
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In the comfort of Mr. Ashok Timonium, in, in the volume in Allahumma. Donnelly, a very brief summarized translation of the ISS,
that shavon said, When everything had been decided, when the affair had been settled, when everything was said and done,
that God made you a promise and his promise is the truth.
And I made you a promise, but I lied to you such a time.
And I did not have any control over you. Aside from the fact that I would invite you, I would persuade you. And you responded to me, you inclined to listen to my suggestion. So do not blame me. But blame yourselves.
I cannot help you today. Nor can you come to my aid in my rescue.
Without a doubt, I completely disassociate myself from anything that you people have done and associated with me.
And there is no doubt about the fact that those who do wrong those who wronged their souls and cross the lines and boundaries that God has set for them reserved exclusively is the most painful torment full punishment imaginable. This is the summary of the ayah in some heinola in the Quranic you know, style and fashion, it's very straightforward. Most of it, you're probably able to understand and decipher just from this. But I'd like for us to explore the concept just a little bit, particularly leaning upon based upon some of the commentary that has been shared with us by classical scholars buy some of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, and some of the more profound
insights that they've given to us in regards to this. So first and foremost.
And Hazzard Busey Rahim. Allahu taala, in the narration, that we're going to be Hatem, Al Hassan Busey, Rama, Allahu Allah, He comments on this ayah. And he says that this is he basically lays out a scene. He said, Where is this taking place? Where is shavon having this conversation? And who is he having this conversation with? This almost seems like a public statement like a public address. So what's exactly going on here? So he lays out the scene that after the Mako deal, as Allah says, what that means is that the reckoning has been done, those who are going to heaven have gone to have and those who are going to have gone to Jenna, those who are going to the fire of hell have reached
the fire of hell. Everyone has settled into their final abode. And at that particular time shape on Iblees, who we also know as he stands up like a Habib yaku has been a member in minara. And he sends up like a Hatim like somebody's addressing an audience and he stands on a puppet made of fire. And while he's standing on that puppet meter fire, he's addressing the inhabitants of hell, US horrible, naughty Holly Deena fee Ha. He's addressing the people that are doomed to an eternity in the fire of hell. And he says to them there because one of the interesting dynamics you need a little bit of background about this. Allah subhanaw taala in Surah number 41 in sort of fuzzy logic, he tells us
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General NZ Naja alguma Da Da Da Li akuna minal asthalin, that when the people who have disbelieved and rejected the message from Allah, when they reach the fire of hell over there, they will call out and they will proclaim that our law, we know we are in no position to call upon you, we know that we cannot ask for any reprieve or any release from here. But what we request a view, what we ask you for is show us, the people make available to us, the people, whether they be generous, whether it's shape on or bad people who dissuaded us from the truth, who impacted us negatively, who recruited us to the bad things that we got stuck in, in involved in robina Arena living in a village in New
Orleans, show us those people, why not Yahoo Matata, aka domina, so that we can step on them, so that we can crush them, the akuna meaningless faline and they can be completely obliterated and humiliated and annihilated here today. So there will be this type of anger and violence that will take place in the firewall. And so this gives you a little bit of background. So as the inhabitants of hell are kind of closing in on the police in shape on and they're encroaching upon him. And there's another very interesting Hadith and narration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he talks about something very interesting, very beautiful, and that is on the day of judgment on the Day of Resurrection.
All the people all of humanity will be approaching the different prophets and the different messengers, asking them to intercede on their behalf,
to intercede the humanity will go to profits and will ask prophets to intercede on their behalf to ask God to begin the reckoning to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to lighten the wrath and the anger that they will feel from Allah subhanho wa Taala on that particular day, it'll be a very, very frightening and scary moment. And as they go to these particular people. Finally, the narration mentions that he thought it his solemn will be the second last person that they will request to intercede on their behalf and to help them and at that particular time or easily his solemn he will say something very interesting and very remarkable. He will actually instruct them to go and to find
Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he will tell them to go and find the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And this is from the narration narrated by ignorant mobarak by ultrametric Mohammed or the Allahu Allah Allah. So when they finally go to the prophets, Allah they sell them and they will come to the prophet to lobby someone asked him Can you please speak for us on our behalf in front of Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says for your food or majilis even other men of god hen Shama ha ha done, that the place where the profits a lot, he's almost stand up to her where he will go and he will stand. The most beautiful fragrance that any
human being has ever, you know, experienced will be emanating from the profits, a lot of them will be emanating from the place where he stands from the place where he sits, like the prophets, a lot of them will just have this blessing amazing aura about him, and he will go in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala
he says until the I will go in I will stand in before My Lord and my master Allah for you, Chef ferroni and then my lord in my master, Allah will grant me the permission to speak before him.
And the Prophet salallahu Salam says, We are jolly neuron menjadi Roxy Isla de Faria, Demi, and there will be a light that will emanate from the hair on top of my head down to the down to my toes, there will be this light that will cover the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So, then the prophets Allah will intercede on humanity's behalf and Allah will accept his intercession.
But then something very fascinating
then those who disbelieve they'll say, God, what do you mean una mania Sharla home for me is federal law. So the disbelievers those who rejected Allah subhanaw taala in this life and believing in Allah in the message from Allah, they will say that those who believed complied submitted, they found somebody to speak on their behalf. We need somebody to speak on our behalf.
Una Maha Aveda at least, it would obviously have to be at least it would have to be gone. Well, he's the one that we listened to. He's the one that we followed. He's the one that we were compliant to. So it's got to be at least it's got to be shaped on who under the law. He's the one who is
convinced us of this fair tuna hufa una
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fish fowl and alpha in nikka Atlanta, so you speak on our behalf since we followed you for your food imagine this a woman Anthony De Anza Mahajan, and when she thought will stand forth and proceed forward, it will be the most horrendous stench that any creation of God has ever experienced. Coming from shavon. So my Yamuna Ji boom. And then shavon will basically go and he will attempt to speak. And at that time, he will turn around instead of trying to intercede on their behalf in front of God, when he gets up to the pulpit, then he'll basically pull a plot twist, he'll turn around and face the audience that is standing behind him that wants them to vouch for them. And he will say in
the Lucha de como de la quwata, left to come. Your mistake is the fact that God made you a promise and God was truthful with this promise. I made you a promise. But I was lying to you all along.
I was lying to you all along. So this is kind of the backdrop of what we're talking about in pseudo 14 is 22.
So now you can imagine all of Hell is basically crowding in they're encroaching in there moving in on at least on shape on to just completely annihilate him and satisfy quench kind of their blood thirst that they have at that moment, that of their frustration with themselves. Like Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, he proclaims in the Quran
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will tell them at that time, that however frustrated you might be with yourself at this particular time, I was more angry and upset and frustrated with you every single time the message was brought to you by but you kept rejecting it
through mimaki COMM And forsaken it to the owner, LLC manufactured forum. So these people are their frustration, their crowd, they're coming in on shape on at that time sheets on addresses them, and what is his message, I want us to focus on this message just for a couple of minutes, and really pick up on some of the lessons not that we're necessarily learning these lessons from shavonne. But what we're learning from and this is the profound, remarkable Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala, I would like to make a little bit of a side note here, whenever we talk about the fire of hell, people are very overwhelmed. People are very kind of frightened and scared. And they're like, you know, how is
this some type of a message of inspiration? How is this a message of hope? How is this a message of encouragement? We're talking about hell, we're talking about people trying to kill each other in hell, and then shake on is talking, standing up and yelling at these people who are stuck in hell like how is this helpful in any way, shape or form to me, because they feel overwhelmed by it. But what you have to understand that this is our shortsightedness that we don't realize this, where are we reading about this? We're reading about it here now.
So we have every opportunity in the world to avoid this fate. That's the part we miss. Yes, the Quran very powerfully and very, you know, overwhelmingly describes the fire of home, and the torment and the punishment and it can be very overwhelming.
But we're reading about it here now.
It's we have every opportunity to correct make whatever course correction needs to be made. That's the mercy and all of this. So as we sit here and we read about the conversation between people in hell and shape on in the fire of hell, let's let's let's figure out what we can do to avoid that particular fate. So he says a few things, the first thing that he tells them in the Lucha widecombe model, have God made you a true promise? What is the promise of God, the promise of God is the fact that there is an afterlife, that there is resurrection, that there is accountability, that there are consequences,
that there is a good and a bad and a right and a wrong and a light in the darkness.
That's what God informed us. That's what Allah told us. And all of that is true in reality.
For a lot of my younger brothers and sisters who are going through a particular dynamic and experience in their lives, where everything that they believes or they've been told that they believe is being questioned, is being brought up for discussion is being re evaluated. I know for a fact that everything that we consider that the Quran tells us that the prophets a lot told us that we might entertain as being theoretical as being possible. Know that it's the Absolute Truth.
And I know you're going to say that's easy for me to say now.
But it will be really hard for all of us to admit to in the life of the hereafter.
And that's what shape on is saying.
Well, I took him four hours left to come. I promised you certain things shavon says, but I lied to you. I was lying through my teeth.
what's what's some of the things that shavon told us? He told us to live for the hearing the now
what are some other things shavon told us she told us that
praying five times a day,
prioritizing our spirituality over our popularity.
categorizing, prioritizing our character and personal development over materialism.
That all of this was going to make us suffer. In this life. All of this was going to put us behind the eight ball. All of this was a surefire path to failure. That's what shaycarl told us. That's what he tells us that every single time you make the more difficult correct choice, you're actually harming yourself. And I'd like to kind of get into a little something here a little specifically. And I didn't want to get into too many specifics here. But I will highlight a couple of things. Understand one particular thing when we talk about the persuasion, when we talk about how shavonne works, how Shakedown operates. There's something that our scholars have said have written about. And
it's, I understand that it's a bit gimmicky, but it's not completely untrue. where they'll talk about things like shavon is more experienced than any of us. shavon is just more cutting and sharp than any of us he's sharper than any of us.
And while that's a somewhat kind of, it's phrased in such a way to catch your attention, but there's a certain truth and reality to it. He's been playing this game for a very long time. He's a veteran.
So what does he do? He's got the tricks.
He knows the tricks of the trade, he knows what buttons to push.
And so when you are praying five times a day shaytan will not come to you and say do not pray. Like the heart today. He will not he won't come and tell you don't pray for
because you as somebody who has some semblance of awareness, and cognizance and awareness, are not going to abandon prayer, you will outright reject the idea of abandoning prayer. If the thought crosses your mind, Hey, you know what, the horn No problem, let's let it go. That will never be palatable, you'll never process that thought. Because you'll be like, well, that's ludicrous. That's obviously ridiculous. Why would I ever do that?
So you'll reject the idea, right? So that's not how he's going to approach you. how he's going to approach you is he's going to say, Look,
I know that it's time for her right now.
I know they're making the Gema offers over right now.
But let's be honest, you've been here since 10am.
You kind of tired, you're getting a little sleepy, started to doze off in the last session.
And after Lord, there's more sessions shift. Yes, there will be with us after the door, you really want to pay attention, you game particularly listen to the shift.
So what should you do right now, you should go and get some coffee.
You should go and get some coffee. Now it just so happens that the little coffee place that they have inside the hotel has a line of 300 100 people at it.
Because everyone's singing the same thing. She sounds busy.
So it's got a line of 300 people. So now you go, you're gonna walk over to the parking garage, you're gonna get in your car, you're gonna pull out your car, and you're gonna drive out over to the mall. And then you're gonna go get your coffee, and then you're gonna come back. And now what happens, you're already done praying for her. And then you're gonna say, well, but the session already started. This was a session that I've been waiting for all day long. So you know what, let me just go just sit in the session, and then you can pray afterwards. So now you're gonna come and sit down in the session. And then that says, You will finish in the next session, we'll start and be
like, Oh, this is the other session I was waiting for.
And that session will finish and you'll just start to think like, Oh, yeah, man, I better hurry up and pray my door. And then that brother, that brother, right, like it's his fault, right? He's gonna get up here on the stage and make the event for us. And you'll be looking at him like, I can't believe you would do that to me.
He did it. This vault. Right. You're afraid Hi.
Yasser, right? The I say see my two guys up here so I had to like kind of give them a little shout out but
right so now now what happened here
and without overwhelming anyone here too much and I honestly mean this sincerely mean this please forgive me I apologize if this does seem very heavy to just kind of mention but it's the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam talks about there's a more specific narration about acid and then there's a more general narration about any prayer man, Fatah to Salatu forgotten Emma booty romelu
as somebody who just lets a prayer just slipped through,
wasn't sick, wasn't ill, wasn't stuck, wasn't trapped wasn't.
But somebody who just kind of lets a player, a prayer Salah just kind of just slipped through, this loses it like that, because it just wasn't important enough.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says,
That's such a tragedy has befallen that person.
But maybe that person doesn't realize that if that person was to realize the scope of this tragedy, it'd be a greater tragedy than losing all your wealth and all your family.
Right, we hear about natural disasters all the time, we live in Tornado Alley or whatever. Right? When the tornado touches down.
And there were there was a home, it just completely just vanishes, and there's nothing but just debris left afterwards, think about the scope of that tragedy.
Think about one family from that family, one family member from that family who had maybe gone to work or gone out, comes back to just find nothing but just debris
of what used to be their family in their life.
Think about what that level of that person's grief is.
And now understand and realize the profits a lot a cinema saying that the tragedy that's just been fallen, this guy that I was telling you about is greater than that.
That's how shaytaan operates. Now what naturally happens after that, once that author of on is called, now there's guilt,
which on an individual level can be helpful, but shaytaan. Now further, he's going to, he's going to turn that knife
and that guilt will become despair.
And that despair will become frustration. And that frustration, will eventually very unfortunately devolve will rot will fester until it becomes a full scale crisis of faith. What kind of a religion puts that type of pressure on you? What kind of a God makes these types of demands of you?
And then God forbid, Will I ever be law?
That person will say, Well, I want nothing to do with such a religion or such a god.
You see this, the trajectory and how terrible it was?
This is how Shakedown operates.
So that's why we always have to be on guard.
That's where tequila comes in. Consciousness, awareness, diligence, cognizance,
always. And then he goes on to say,
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So don't blame me.
But blame yourselves.
Don't blame me.
But blame yourselves.
And one remarkably Subhan Allah in the Quran to It is Allah teaching us this lesson but through shape on such a terrible,
you know, reference. But through shape on look at the lesson Allah is teaching us. He's teaching us to take responsibility for our own actions.
If y'all will allow me to just be very honest and real for a moment. One of the hallmarks of this generation is not accepting responsibility. Something is always someone else's or something. Something's fault. Someone's fault, something's fault. There's always something that forces you that makes you that happens to you because of which this ends up happening.
And we are so averse to accepting responsibility.
So averse to it. And this is where shavon is reminding us shaytan is telling us accept responsibility.
In the fire of hell, though
What help is accepting responsibility to the inhabitants of hell. But again, we get to read this here so that we take and accept responsibility here. So that we can change the course of what's going on over here.
And we can address this problem before it becomes worse.
It's okay, it's okay. It's a baby. That's what babies do they cry. Right? So right.
And I want you to think for a second, I know that it kind of becomes like, Oh, my God, come on, seriously, I want you to think about the parent who has to deal with that. Right? Because I was dealing with that last night, but I want you to, I want you to think about the parent who has to deal with that. Right? And then also just everybody kind of turning around and then the stairs and then the, the sounds are amazing, right? I can't even make half those sounds with my mouth, right? I don't know what to do. Like, it's a tsk, tsk. Right. Yes. Okay. So
just imagine how embarrassing it can be for I don't think that the parents should be embarrassed. But I'm saying you feel embarrassed in that moment. So don't compounded by the stairs and things like that. It's not It's not nice. It's not pleasant. Right? The prophet SAW son was merciful towards children. And he had a lot of affection and affinity for the parents who, you know, invest day and night into raising their kids. Okay. So as I was saying that she found the saying take responsibility in the in the firewall, we can take responsibility now stop looking for somebody to blame. It is not your parents fault. It is not well, what everybody else is doing. It is not Donald
Trump's fault. All right. There's always somebody like you not praying outside has nothing to do with Donald Trump.
Right? That's a different problem. He's a different problem.
He's a different problem. There's no doubt about the fact that he's a problem. All right. But what I'm trying to say is that what does he or what does she or what does anyone have to do with the fact that I didn't wake up for fudger this morning?
But if I had a flight, I would have woken up on time.
Right? What does anyone have to do with that take responsibility. So that's one of the big profound lessons from here is taking responsibility MonaVie Masahiko momento Sophia, and nobody will be able to save a rescue anyone on that day.
Like it's a qalamoun, a llama, and Athena Rama, no, no one will even be able to breathe, utter a word in front of God on that day, unless Allah gives him permission in the place and the ability to do so.
So take responsibility today.
The last thing, the final thing that I wanted to utilize, she's me, this opportunity to highlight and to talk about
is just some practical tips on the remedy.
Right shape on is relentless. So we have to be repentant.
He's relentless, and we're not perfect. So that leaves only one course of action. And that is repentance. That's all we have available to us. That's all we can do. Right? So I wanted to talk about the remedy in terms of dealing with this onslaught with this attack with this external pushing and pulling that we're constantly dealing with how do we stand strong against it? This external force in the shape on that one, but does he know who I do shaytan is your opponents, he is your enemy. So identify him as such. identify him as such.
So now that I know that I'm playing against this person, I gotta fight against this person. So now what are my tools? What are my weapons that I need in this case?
Number one, very, very fascinating. The first thing is that we have to rely upon our connection with a lot go ahead and call it but we have to constantly be invoking the mercy the help the assistance of from Allah subhanho wa Taala Ooh, Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim. ropy to becoming Hamas attache have been constantly asked a lot to protect you against shape on there's a very beautiful, you know, particular form of this Vicar remembrance that the prophets allowed us to make our way through relying on the regime in Hamas he whenever he whenever the that I take refuge with the love from shavon, who's rejected and dejected and from his poking and prodding because he's always
looking for a chance or an opportunity. When at first he and then the second thing she does is she will try to instigate
shaytaan will try to instigate he'll try to make things flare up between you and people. The province a lot he said, I mean the narration nefa you refer to it as keeping the hummus is the junonia shavon shavon is like obsessive? He's obsessed with us. The numbers is that shavon is arrogant.
So he wants you to be arrogant and walk around like an arrogant person being rude and obnoxious and picking fights with other people. And then the last point is net worth. And numbers basically means when somebody gets so close to you and speaks to you, and they are so passionately speaking to you so close that they're spitting on you and they're talking to you, you don't say it, don't spray it.
Right say it, don't spray it. Some people when they talk to you, they share too much. Right? That's nothing Earth and what that basically means is shaped on will get it come here and whisper to you.
And he will never give up. He's relentless. So what do we have to do? We have to keep asking a lot to protect us from shape on step number one constantly all the time. And interestingly in the Quran, one of the places where Allah tells us to constantly seek Allah protection from shape on his VEDA koratala Quran when you sit down to read the Quran, the Quran is a part of your defense
against shaytaan is on slot, read the Quran, but Allah in here against a forgotten a teleporter unfaded karateka. Don't just recite but read. What's the difference? I would, I would suggest here that the difference that I would basically suggest here is the fact that you're not just reciting what you're reading, you get a translation you read along with the translation, you try to understand what you're reading, but if you interact, if you work with the Quran every single day, that is a part of your defense mechanism, your shield against shape on and is attack.
The third thing that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam mentions in a very, very beautiful, powerful Hadith. Oh also I wanted to say about the Quran, the prophets a lot a son tells us there are four times when shape on
there are four times when shape on he basically cursed himself
where he was miserable. And the last of those four times are when sort of Fatiha was revealed. The Quran is something that completely hits back shake on with more force than he can deal with.
And then the third thing from a very beautiful powerful narration is the fact that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
he mentioned in a narration as well but the eye of the Quran will Athena either follow certain old Allah mu and full circle. sutra number three is number 135, that those who did wrong, those who did bad things, or they transgress the limits and the laws that Allah has set for them, the Corolla, then they immediately turn around and talk to a lie and speak to a lie and turn to Allah for sufferer lethal beam, and they asked a lot to forgive the wrong that they just committed that Allah completely forgives them and absolves them from the burden than the sin of what they've committed. When this ayah was revealed. One of the commentators on the Quran, some of the top of your own,
they've written and they've said that because he believes that Shake, shake on it, please. When he heard this idea, he started he broke down crying.
And he started to cry, and what fed what basically was what made him cry, what brought on that sadness was two things. Number one, not only the fact that the human being was afforded this opportunity to be able to immediately repent for the wrongs that he had done, that shavon felt like he was not given again, see, that's the quality wants to blame somebody else. And then the second thing is the fact that shavon realizes I had to work for days, maybe weeks, maybe months to get this person to do this bad thing. And that person immediately turns around says, oh, ally messed up. I'm so sorry. Please forgive me, Allah.
And immediately everything's reset.
So talk to a lot.
Ask a lot to protect you from this onslaught from this outside attack. Secondly, build a relationship with the Quran.
And thirdly, and finally, is ask Allah subhanaw taala for forgiveness, it doesn't matter how badly you messed up.
Immediately in that moment, the second it occurs to you find a quick little corner go sit down somewhere quietly. Go stand in the corner by yourself and take a lie messed up please forgive me. And you'll always find your way back. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us all the ability to practice everything that we've said and heard. Zack McLaughlin sound really comfortable