2023-05-12 – Accountability
Channel: Abdul Rahman Chao
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The eighth calyx of the Umayyad dynasty Al Khalifa, Aloma Weir was by the name of Omar Ibn Abdul Aziz, one of the most righteous people that this ummah has seen after the sahaba.
His mother was the granddaughter of Alma eternal hubub Radi Allahu taala.
So he was the Khalifa for a very short period of time.
But during his reign, he was righteous.
And he feared Allah subhanho wa taala. He took his responsibility very seriously. So one day there was a messenger that came from one of his governors to bring official news and an official report from one of the states or provinces.
And so when the man came in, he started to deliver his report. And Omar Abdulaziz started to listen and ask questions. How are the people? How are their CTO? What's their situation? How are the poor people? How are they doing?
And after the report was finished, this man said, Well Keifa enter your Ameerul Momineen and how are you
Oh leader of the believers a title used for the Caleb's.
Right when the man said that I'm not Razzies extinguished the candle that was in front of him, and he ordered one of the servants to bring another candle and it was lit.
So I'm gonna log as he said, Now, you may ask whatever you'd like to ask. So the mindset, yeah, I mean,
why did you extinguish this candle and proceed to light another candle?
He said, the first candle was the candle that was paid for by the Treasury. That belongs to the beta the man. It's the man of the Muslims. It's the money. It's that of the public wealth fund
that Muslims have donated to.
And so when we were talking about official business, it is okay for me to use that candle.
But when you proceeded
to talk about or ask about my affairs, and how I am, how's my family? How's my health? That question now has moved to a personal nature. So it is not allowed for me to use the wealth, the public wealth fund of the Muslims to indulge in a question about my personal matter. But this candle is my candle that I purchased myself. Brothers and sisters.
personal accountability, holding oneself accountable is one of it is you could say is the bedrock of Islam.
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has told us that on the Day of Judgment, no servant shall move.
Their feet will not move on the day of judgment until they are asked the following things.
How to use a law nominee
female of now, they will be asked on the day of judgment about how do they live their life? How do they spend their life
while I'm there, believe me he FEMA for Allah fie. And the knowledge that you learned. And how did you implement that knowledge? Well, I'm murli he mean Aina Tessa. We're FEMA, UNFPA and the wealth that they earned, how did they earn it? And how did they spend it? And finally, well, I'm just me he FEMA oblah. And the body that Allah subhanaw taala gave you and how did you use this? Allah tells us in the Quran, reminds us about how important it is to hold ourselves accountable. Allah says at the end of Surah Al Baqarah. Leela him if he said My word he will not fail
to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is in the earth.
What integral do Murphy foresee come out to a fool who you have a civic umbrella that helps you limit your shirt or your diploma your shirt?
are to expose what you conceal in your hearts,
or you are to keep it hidden inside your heart, in other words, your thoughts.
So if your thoughts are going to be held accountable, you'll have see the Combi Hilah if Allah will hold you accountable by what you have thought and what you have concealed,
then don't you think Allah subhanaw taala will hold you accountable for the things that you openly say and openly do?
Brothers and sisters? Allah subhanho wa Taala one of the names of Allah subhanaw taala is that he is he the one who holds people accountable? Allah Allah who will help him well who are US role has been to Allah belongs the dominion and the judgment will who are US role has been and he is the swiftest to hold people to account.
In allah how can i lay camera Teva? Verily Allah subhanaw taala is ever watchful over you.
Allah also tells us in the Quran, yo may about other whom Allah Who Jamia unfair unit below whom be MA and you know, saw who law who want us who Allahu Allah Cooley che in Shaheed, on that day on the Day of Judgment
when Allah subhanaw taala resurrects all of them and brings them to him, Jimmy on
all of them.
for you not be Oh whom Bhima AMILO. And Allah will tell you about what you have done a saw Hula, hula. And so Allah will literally enumerate and tell you one thing at a time, what did you do? What did you do? What did you do? When So, even though people have already forgotten, you probably already forgot what you ate for breakfast.
On the day of judgment on what's wrong talent will tell you exactly what you did.
the way how the question goes, accountability on days over happens is that Allah subhanaw taala will say, did you do it? And why did you do it?
There is no argumentation with Allah on the Day of Judgment. In fact, one of the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim says, Men noobish, are monogamous, or whoever tries to debate with Allah but I,
I didn't, but I didn't, that person will be punished on the spot, because there's no reason for a person to argue with Allah subhanaw taala.
Everything will be brought forth in front of you, brothers and sisters,
brothers and sisters.
When it comes to holding yourself accountable, it begins by imagining yourself. And the other day I saw this YouTube video
of some brothers in France, they were demonstrating, they were demonstrating of how to wash a body to prepare them for funeral.
And normally, when these kinds of classes take place, they usually have like some sort of dummy doll or something for demonstration, right? They're obviously not going to use a cadaver. But usually use like a dummy doll to simulate the washing process except that in this video, it was an actual brother who was alive volunteering on the table.
You know how powerful that is?
Try it one day, go lay on the table
and see what it feels like ask yourself as I was watching that brother laying on the table fully alive, but he was mimicking the movement having you know, pretty much being like a corpse. He will send a chill down your spine, where you have to ask yourself, do you does your soul need to see yourself in that position? And then you realize, oh, it is too late.
It is too late.
Ibrahim attain me.
He one time said when it comes to holding oneself accountable. He said I imagined that I was in Jannah
I pictured myself in Jannah
I was eating and drinking and enjoying myself.
And I loved what I saw.
And then I imagined myself in Jahannam
eating from zoom
from the tree of hellfire that grows from the bottom part of hellfire.
I was imagining myself being punished with Salah acid with chains and drinking from boiling foul liquid as punishment.
And then I asked myself, which one do I want?
Which one does my soul crave for? And then when I opened my eyes, I say to myself now is the chance now is a chance for you to act upon Nikola Tesla.
hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah,
a companion by the name of humbler king.
was going through some crisis of faith.
And he felt that whenever he was with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he felt that his Eman was high.
And whenever he was away from the past, present him with his family with his children and his business, worldly affairs, he felt that his Eman was going down which is a normal thing.
And so, he said to himself, Nath of a humble humble has become a hypocrite.
Now, I want you to think about this is the way of the companions versus today where we are told that any sort of negative talk, they classify as negative talk to yourself is so horrible to your to your self esteem.
And that usually is very different from what we're talking about here.
because that kind of negative talk that damages your self esteem is focusing on what other people think about you. Whereas Islam focuses on what does Allah think about.
And so if it means that you need to crush your ego, and to submit yourself so that you can hold yourself accountable by all means.
So he went to Abu Bakr and he said, This is how I feel. I feel that my Eman is going down. I'm afraid that have I become a hypocrite.
So they went to the process LM and they described their situation and they said Mr. Lowe we feel that your man is high, but when we're with you, are you man is low.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that if you were to maintain the same level of Eman with me, and then with your family, the angels will come to you and shake your hand. Even if you're laying down in your bed even if you're in the streets. While I can, yeah, humbled Arsa Orsa, but Oh, hamdulillah one hour at a time, one time period at a time and the scholars they describe what this means.
It means that you have a time for your worldly affairs. And then you dedicate a specific time for self reflection between you Allah subhanahu wa taala. So this is the first step to dedicate time for yourself.
Brothers and sisters
whenever you see someone doing something wrong,
it is important, especially in this time and age where people have now redefined what is right and wrong.
Something that is clearly wrong. They will say no, it's not really wrong. You don't know what's in their heart.
When you see something wrong, it is important that you acknowledge that oh, that's not okay.
But don't let it go past where you start saying oh, that person is a horrible person.
Matignon denier he advises us he advises us on how to deal with this. And he says that when you see something going on, you remind yourself and you say, am I not the person that has done this sin?
Didn't I do that sin?
Didn't I do that sin?
So instead of focusing on what other people are doing, you immediately Humble yourself. And you say,
I'm pretty sure that that brother has not committed the sin that I have committed.
And when you do that, your attention immediately focuses on how can I rectify this, how can I improve my relationship with Allah subhanaw taala.
One of the scholars of the past he was walking through the marketplace.
And he heard someone yelling and screaming and calling people buyers to his area to his stall.
So he that man was saying, Have mercy on the man whose capital and his wealth what smell it
is is literally melting away.
Have mercy on the person whose capital wealth is literally going away as we speak.
And in another narration, this man was saying, oh people I am selling you time.
So he's like, What is this so he went and he saw that this person was selling ice.
And if you think about it, the minute that ice block melts, his product is gone.
Allah tells us in the Quran, while lost in internal Fe Hasa. Allah swears by time.
Verily, humans humanity is at a loss, perpetual loss
except those who do what who do good deeds
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And I want to end off
with a poem in Arabic and I will translate it for you. And it has a for those who understand Arabic you will have a very special punch in the meaning because you're hearing it in the original language.
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