Wings Of Faith – Fear And Hope
Channel: Abdul Wahab Saleem
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In this lecture, Sh. Abdul Wahab Saleem discusses chapter 33 from Mukhtasar Minhaj al-Qasidin which is dedicated to fear and hope. He also shares how this books had greatly impacted his life and explains how this works originated.
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before I get started, I wanted to introduce to you the the book that I'm using here before me. It's called Mata Solomon Hajj bellicosity.
And the reason why I wanted to introduce this book to you
is because, for me this book, when I first read it, I was around, I believe, 19 years of age. That was the first time I read this book, not this particular copy of it.
I had a spiritual enlightenment, back to the deen of Allah azza wa jal when I was probably around the age of 1516. And then, of course, when you feel spiritually enlightened, you feel that you're now connected to Allah azza wa jal, you're now you know, you're now on the, as they call it the right path, right. That's what people normally feel as soon as they feel spiritually enlightened. That's the type of connection they feel to allies. But one of the things that happens in the process of all this is that a person's emotion goes very high. And as the Eman is going very high, it just doesn't remain balanced. It's all balanced. It's all out of sync. So one day, it's extremely high.
And the next day falls so low that you're like, what happened to me, right?
Just yesterday, I was just peeking right at the top. My, even my face was screaming of news, right? So you can feel it, you can see it as well. And then all of a sudden, you feel like you're the darkest person alive, because you did something wrong, right? And then it goes back up. And then you feel again, that you fell and you fell really hard again, right?
that is something that most many young people go through as they're, as they feel spiritually enlightened, as they feel closer to Allah Xhosa. But that balance, it takes time for that balance to come where your peaks don't become really high. Right? And you're every time you fall, it's not like a, like a pitch, or like a ditch that you're falling into, right? It's not like that this is the end of the world, you've committed some really, really horrendous sin, that after this, you might not ever be able to get up and can continue on anymore, right.
Now, one of the things that, as I said, happened in my life when I was around the age of 19, when I was studying in Saudi Arabia. Every summer, I had a practice of going to the bookstore and picking up a lot of books. All right. And I have a lot of books. For those who have visited me in my house. One of the practices that that I had was that during that summer, I would plan Okay, these 10 2030 books, these are the ones that I'm going to read over the summer. Okay.
So one of the summers I picked up this particular book, multiple Solomon hydroprocessing. And I have to be honest, I don't think that in my entire life, I felt more connected to Allah azza wa jal than the time that I spent with this book. I'm not saying that that connection to Allah which has continued or that particular connectivity it
It remained and so on and so forth. One may say well, what about the book of Allah soldiers? Yes, that is also something that a person naturally feels connected to a lot as illustrated by, but you also have to have the explanation of the book of Allah azza wa jal and the explanation of the meanings of the words of Allah as origin and the guidance of Rasulullah is obviously within the words of the scholars within the words of the people who call to Allah azza wa jal right. So, this particular book, to understand why it is the way it is, we have to first know where it came from. Originally this book, okay, is a second generation or third generation book from the famous work of
an enamel of Azadi by the name of
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What's the most yes if he or Luma Dean, okay. That's the most famous work of email has led and some people said that that work of the moment because it is considered the most important work in Islam after the Quran.
And after the the texts that contain the tsunami rasulillah sauce of them. And they say this because if you look at the amount of times it has been printed, circulated translated it, it has had one of the greatest impact in the history of Islam, that is undeniable that the amount of works that have went around this particular work in terms of, you know, summarizing it in terms of translating it in terms of teaching it in terms of, you know, writing how washy on it in terms of so on and so forth. Some scholars, they said that this books, perhaps, perhaps was the single most important work in Islam. Okay. And this was also something that a lot of scholars agreed upon when not too long ago, a
couple of decades or even less than that ago, they gathered a committee of scholars around the world who gathered a biography of an Imam Al ghazali, or not just biographies, but
entire research papers dedicated to different angles of the life of a mountain of Azadi. Right. So that work was then summarized into another work by the name of min Hodge cassadine. But even a Josie Okay, up until a very recent time, Manhattan Casa Dean was really not readily available. It wasn't really in print, when I read this book, it wasn't as far as I'm aware, when I read this book, this particular book wasn't really in print Menagerie, Casa de, even though after reading this and loving it, and so on and so forth, I tried as best as I could to find a copy of the the second book in the chain, right? So McDonald, Manhattan, Casa de minha. Casa de right, so I tried my best to find the
second book, I couldn't find it. And then eventually, I believe in the year 2011, it was printed. And I have a copy of it, too. Now it's in three volumes. And of course, the level of asatizah book is around in six or seven volumes. And, and as I said, all of these books, so you can actually see many of the passages that are in this book, they're actually taken directly from the things that emammal has already wrote. We are reading through or summarizing chapter number 33 of this book, okay. Chapter number 33 of this book, which is a chapter dedicated to Elijah and of hope, which is a chapter dedicated to hope and fear, okay.
Hoping Allah as origins reward, and fearing the Wrath of Allah Xhosa. Now, in order for us to truly have faith, and in order for that faith to be continuous, not a faith, faith that ends up leading us to disappearing in the mercy of God, another faith that ends up leading us to, to no longer fearing the wrath of God, we have to have two key components, okay. Each of these components have to be there, we have to have hope. And we have to also have fear as well. Sometimes we need to talk to people, and you give them all of the things that Allah says, that is supposed to naturally lead human beings towards the fear of Allah as origin. People say, you know what, cut it out, please just
give us something some of that as well, right? Bring some of them might as well, don't you know that a lot is over. And we all we know that. Similarly, sometimes when you talk too much of the hope it can have a wrong effect as well remember, both of these keys of our job, and hope, hope and fear and allies are just they are like two wings, okay, of a bird. And the bird is that bird of faith. If a person has both fear, and both hope, then that bird will continue to fly.
And that a man will continue to prevail. And that man will continue to continue to exist and not fall and shatter and die, and so on and so forth. But if one of them becomes out of sync, what happens if you have a plane it has two wings, both of the wings happen to have engines, right? Right. If one of the engines fails, of course, there's another engine to back it up. Now if that fails as well, then what's going to happen? That's it. That's the end of the plane because now it can't fly any longer. Right. So the the scholars they said and allows messengers also loves that even before that, that an eternal vein and hope you have Raja that Eman belief is between house and
between a Roger between fear and between hope. So in order for us to fly correctly, in the end, in order for us to navigate faith correctly, then we have to have both fear and we have to have hope in a lot as origin as well. The moment the fear becomes too much. That's the moment we're going to start disappearing from the mercy of God. And the moment we start thinking about the mercies too much, so much so that we even try to overlook it.
shortcomings, right? Because we want to always just keep looking at the mercy, then we're going to continue to commit those shortcomings right? And they say that and the prophets are synonyms treatment of both of these, you could see was kind of like it's medicine, if you saw a person is getting out of sync in terms of their fear of Allah, Allah His Messenger, give them hope. Right. And if he saw that a person is getting out of sync in terms of their, in terms of their
not no consideration of the, of the Wrath of Allah as origin, in terms of how on inconsiderate they are of the Wrath of Allah azza wa jal, and they have no fear. So Allah as messengers, most of them would then prescribe the medicine of fear. So there are two medicines in that way, right.
And that's why
we say that if a person has both of these, and an economic authority have also mentioned this, that enamel, lie, lie, lie open openness, Mirage Mattila, a true scholar is the one who does not end up leading people away into disparity from the Wrath of Allah azza wa jal, what I mean, he doesn't lead them. He doesn't leave them to disappear from the mercy of allies origin. And also he doesn't give them peace and, and security from the wrath of allies origin as well, right? Sometimes you hear people, they're continuously talking about the wrath. So a person is going to say, That's it, I'm doing to help It's over. It's finished, I might as well just stop right now.
And that's, that's because one particular wing of faith has too much weight on it. A person is thinking about that particular wing of faith too much. And sometimes it's the opposite as well. So perhaps, a person is hearing, or a teacher is teaching too much about hope, or a person wishes to take for himself too much of the hope of allies origin and that ends up leading him to forgetting that there's also the wrath of a life law is of a man, Allah is the ever Merciful that Allah is also shady to the pub is also very severe in the tournament that Allah subhana wa tada gives to people, right? He's also very, very fast in taking people to city Earth is up very fast and taking people to
account as well. So if you remember that he's merciful, if you remember that he's about oofy. If you remember that he's a man, if you remember that he's a lovely if you remember that. He's our Haim, you remember all these beautiful traits of Allah, then you simultaneously also have to remember that he's Shabaab, that he said, he hisab that he should eat a cob is very severe, and his punishment is very fast in his account, he is the, he's the most powerful Allah has the Witcher right? When you have both of these, then you have, then you have the correct potion if you please have faith right.
Now, what exactly is the saga? And what exactly is this hope? You see, you have feelings towards different things. It's either positive feelings, or it's negative feelings. Now, if you have those positive feelings when it comes to the past, then there's a name for it. If you have those positive feelings for something that is, in the present, there's a name for it as well. And if you have those positive feelings for something which happens to be in the future, then there's also a name for it. So if it's in the past, it's memories. You're thinking about all of the great memories that you used to have right?
Then, if it's happening currently, it's an experience. You're feeling it right now, it's an experiential reality, a current experience, is what they would call alleged. It's what they've called what they would call the scholars at the soul of would call it the state of wedged where a person is feeling this feeling of,
of something good occurring or Iraq, right. Someone is feeling something at that moment.
But if you have a positive feeling for something in the future, then that is a feeling that is called Rajab, because you are hoping that something is going to go right in the future, right? You've got a positive feeling for the future. So in order for you to actually legitimately have a positive feeling for the future, then you have to have some sort of reasons, right? If it's without reasons, it's a false hope. It's an Omnia. If it's with reasons, then it's a correct hope. It's Elijah, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said that
the faith is between fear and hope. And he called it Raja but the prophets or send them he didn't speak so highly of an Omnia, weathermen. Allah Allahu Amani, and the person simply
makes false hopes in himself for allies towards allies. Oh God, you don't make false hopes. How do you end up making false hopes and how do you have a good hope? How do you have a job and how do you not have
omiya Let me give you an example here, the example is the example of a land in which a person has seeds, and they want to plant these seeds into the land. So when you take these seeds, and you plant them into the land, and you know that this land happens to be a very ripe land, you know, it's a very friendly land, you know, the soil is just right, you know, you will be able to irrigate just right, you know, you have all of the tools you need, you know, eventually, there's a good likelihood that you will harvest, there is a possibility that you may not as well, something may go wrong and natural disaster, a landslide, something may go wrong, obviously, right, all of the natural causes
of things going wrong are there. So there's a possibility that the land just your plantation just doesn't work out. But you've taken all the means you've planted the seeds, you've ensured the soils, right? You've ensured that the water is just given right? You've ensured that there's a farmer there to look after the crop and in case there happens to be any problems that need to be looked after, right? In case there needs to be a nowadays, that's what they do. And we don't encourage it. But pesticides need to be sprayed as well, all of that is there. So you've taken all of the means that that are necessary in order for you to ensure that these plants grow. Now, you can actually hope
that six months later or one year later, depending on the plant that you're trying to grow, you're actually going to have a good plant that you can harvest right, you're actually going to have a good crop that you can harvest. However, if you didn't take all those means, you notice that there's all these different insects that are going to eat this plant, you use no pesticides, or no other means to cure this, and you use no not enough water for you to be able to irrigate this land, and you didn't make sure that the that the soil is right, and you didn't make sure that the seeds are actually right as well, then obviously, you're going to not have hope you're going to have it Omnia,
you're going to have a false hope. Right. So they said that the same is the example of your faith as well, for Allah has made your heart like a land, okay.
And in this land, Allah has already given us some seeds already. And that is the seed that you wake up with. And that is the that's the seed of a man of faith because when we wake up
into the world, when we come out of the bellies of our mothers, we are already granted the seed of faith. And that seed of faith needs to be arrogated a lost profits in the long run he was sitting there he said udon EULA, lol Futura, every single child is born upon unfit thought, every single child is born upon the innate nature. And then a large messenger said then his parents, they end up leading him to Judaism, or they lead into Christianity or they leave lead him to some other faiths and so forth. Right.
So essentially, the the seed of faith has already been been planted within you, right.
And a lot of talked about this in the Quran as well. Right?
For Alabama, ha fujimura Ha, ha ha, right? Allah when I've seen one master Wah and the soul, and as a loss of Hannah data corrected and shaped and formed this soul, for an AMA half one and a half with Judah taqwa. And Allah is the one who did in harm. Through intuition, he led the soul to know what is good, and what is evil. And the messenger told us of this in another Hadith as well, that Allah has made a path in front of their path, there's a caller. And on top of the fast path, there's a caller as well. And on the two sides of the path, there happens to be walls, these walls have doors, and the doors have shades. And the prophets are seldom said the path is the path of Allah azzawajal.
The walls are the boundaries of Allah azzawajal the doors happen to be those doors, that if you go into it, then you are going into the outside of the boundaries of a lot. You're going to be committing sins on top of a path. There is a caller calling you and telling you don't go in those doors because those are not doors that are going to go to the right path, go and continue on the path. Because that is the path of Allah. The Prophet sent him said that color is the worry will feel a little bit cooler movement, that that color on the top of the pot happens to be the worries of Allah. He happens to be the color of Allah. He happens to be the monitor of Allah. He happens to be
the person who does wild on behalf of Allah, in the heart of every single believer, right? You're about to commit a sin already. Your heart is telling you don't do it. And that's why the prophets I send them said is Stephanie Alba Cohen asked
Your heart. Now if you defend yourself to a degree that your heart can't even be heard anymore, then you don't ask your heart, you ask other people. But if you still have that, while have a law within your heart, then you go and ask your heart. You go and ask your heart. So there's a wire, the law has already given us the seed of faith.
Sometimes when a person is about to commit a sin, you're looking at something that is impermissible. Perhaps you're drinking something that is not allowed. Perhaps you're in a situation you're not supposed to be in, you're with a girl or you're with a guy that you're not supposed to be with in specially in that sort of scenario, and that sort of way. And perhaps you're conversing with someone that you know, that this conversation if it was heard by other people, it would be understood wrong, and that this particular conversation wouldn't make sense. And there's something within your heart that's telling you this is just not right. Even though you ended up going to some shape and you
found a fatwa, and you justified your situation, and your heart keeps telling you this is wrong. Right? Don't do it. A lot told you that Allah has taught the heart what is wrong and what is right. And a large messenger told you that there's a word of Allah, there's a color of a lot in the heart of every single believer, if you continue to feed it pills to destroy its instincts, then that's it, the water is gone, that monitor is gone, there's going to be a point where that in monitor is not no longer going to work. You take that seed, and you crush it to pieces, no longer is it going to bring any plants out for you, right. So there's a seed, and that's the seed of faith. And then there's a
heart and that that heart happens to be that heart happens to be the field in which you're going to plant the seed. So you place the seed into the field. And then the more deeds you do, the more goodness Do you do within your life, the more charity you give, the more you smile at people. The more you're kind to people, the more you say good things, the more you say just just beautiful things right? Well, all the nasty hasna saying good things is saga. The Prophet says sell them sell Kelly Matata Heba tohsaka. You know, sometimes people it's just so hard for them to give this form of soda. That's how stingy they are, right? Just say something nice to people. Get rid of that frown
for a second and just say some kind and polite words. That's a soda. Yes, it's a soda. It's a it's a charity. It's a good deed. So when you start arrogating that heart, and you start saying the good words, you start saying the kind things, you start, you know, careful, and in us and you start blocking your evil off from people that's up as well, right? You do all of these basic deeds, your heart will become irrigated, that land will become irrigated, and then the tree of faith will come right.
And that's why and that seed is there. So when you grow when you when you irrigate it with water and when you irrigate it with deeds, it becomes an entire tree. And last spoke about this tree in the Quran as well. When Allah subhana wa tada said method Kelley method by Eva kashia Ratan Paiva of slow hatha beaten
is Mr. doty Hakuna, Hakuna Hindi is neurobiol.
That the example of a pure word is the example of a pure tree that has its roots well established within the ground, and its branches tower within the heavens, right.
The branches towers tower within the heavens of snow hobbiton author who have his seminar, and what's the result of the branches Tavern towering within the heavens. Allah subhana wa tada told us that the result is to the akula. Hakuna Hainan be in Europa, it grants its fruits at every single moment. And every single opportunity by the leave of a law is origin. So when you have your branches towering within the heavens, meaning you've irrigated your plants so strong, that it has now taken root into a an entire tree, and now it's become a tree that has a strong trunk, it's going to have branches that are towering within the sky, and that is going to give shade to people that is going
to give fruits to people that is going to give vegetation to people it's going to get it's going you're going to be able to harvest whatever you needed to harvest this year, and next year as you get another harvest and so forth. And the law said do cooler, cooler in at every single opportunity gives us fruits, because the person who has a big tree of faith, people become touched by that person, right? Every single time they meet them they feel touched. Every single time they greet them. They feel that they've left a mark on their lives every single time that they just speak to them. They speak with wisdom because a lot opens their tongue up with wisdom.
A lot open there opens their ear up only for good things evil things are forgotten. evil things are forgotten. You know how people end up keeping graduates, if you have a tree of faith, you don't date grudges, because Allah subhana wa tada said, in a hadith bootsy, that when I start loving him, I become the ears with which he airs. And what that means is, Allah allows him to hear good things. Other things, there's no space for this, this person doesn't need space within his heart for those other things, that evil things right? It just ends up becoming disintegrated within the soil around it. And the person just forgets the evil you only only remembers, remembers the good, right?
I asked a lot of give us a tree of faith, I mean.
So when you have this tree of faith, then you can actually have a job, then you can have hoping allies origin. So you have to take the means the seed all that necessary tools Allah has given you, he's given you limbs to worship Him. And if you don't have the limbs to worship him, he's given you so many different avenues to worship Him and to obey him. And he's given you so much ease in your obedience to Him that no matter what your situation may be, there is a way to obey Him, right? There is no way that a person can be doomed to Hellfire in the deen of Allah azza wa jal, just because of the scenario that they happen to be in,
this is the unique thing about a law's religion and Islam. In other faiths, you may be doomed to hell, just because of the scenario that you're in. In Christianity, you may be doomed to hell, because there's an original sin, right?
Because there's, even though they say, okay, that, that Jesus was slaughtered for this or crucified for this. So there is no, there is no people being doomed, whoever believes in the fact that Jesus was crucified for this, but essentially, the idea is that people have an original sin. Right? Essentially, that's the idea. And if you go into a number of other faiths, you'll find similar ideas. In our religion, we don't have that people start with a loss of Hannah with data with a clean slate. And if your situation doesn't permit you to do one thing, Ally's giving you something else to do, if your situation doesn't permit you to do that, that Allah has given you something else to do.
If your situation doesn't permit you to do that, then you have something else to do. If your situation is forcing you into something which is otherwise it's in a law will forgive that because a lot to be moulard necessities may end up leading to evil deeds becoming permissible, that's if it's an actual necessity. And Allah knows what is a necessity and what you try to cloak to be a necessity, right.
So if your situation is such that you might end up doing something wrong, Allah has already figured your situation out by giving you an ease and Misha Pato tragedy with a seed, when there is difficulty it brings about ease, okay, that's already made easy for you, okay.
So there is no one that can that can actually say and accuse their situation for the evil that they may be in. Okay, people may judge you in this life, because of something wrong you did because of your specific scenario. But on the Day of Judgment, the hacky mean, the greatest of Judge, judges will know whether your situation is worthy of you being excused for what you ended up doing, or what you ended up not doing. Right.
So Allah has already given you this particular form of ease, you don't have any longer any more excuses, right? Whatever your situation is, within that you have to ensure that your tree of faith is growing. If your tree of faith grows, then you have a reason to be hopeful. Allah zoologia if your tree of faith is not growing, then you don't have a reason to be hopeful in a lot, right? If you do end up continuing to be hopeful, then you're just having Omnia, you're just having false hopes. Right? And that's what the Israelites did as Allah subhana wa tada described in sold off, where Allah said that LFM embody him holophone after them, a group of people ended up coming. Right.
A group of people came, who a lot called health which are evil, evil by students who come afterwards. What do you think? Kitab they inherited the book. Yeah, who's una araba hodel Edna, they take a lowly portion of this particular Adena this particular lowly world, right? They simply want to take a portion of the transitory life, you know a lot of calls this life at dunia or a dinar over here law calls that do not because the word I do not mean means lower.
adonia or dounia or Donald Jr is a dog which is a lower dog, and in the hereafter Alize meet another dog which is a higher dog.
So the reward is going to be greater there, the punishment is also going to be greater there. The outcomes in general are greater there, because the time is timeless. They're
just as everything is finite in this world, Allah has chosen for everything to be infinite over there. In terms of time, Allah said, last time is going to continue Holly Dena, Fie Avada, they will remain there in forever. So Allah has made time infinite by his choice. It's not intrinsically infinite, but Allah has made it infinite by his own choice. And well,
the only thing that is intrinsically infinity as allies are watching.
And things that are other than a lot of luck and choose to continue them like numbers which have no end to them, and unlocking, choose to discontinue them. That's a choice that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes based on the laws of physics that are law placed for this world and for the next world as well. Right. So the point here is that Allah has made their job also infinite, Allah has made the Jenna or the Noreen the ease and the bliss of the hereafter also infinite. So naturally, the results in the hereafter are going to be greater, because they're not a dinar, they're not the lowly ones, they're not, you know, finite, they're not going to come to an end. So people who end up choosing a
portion of this finite life in order for them to, to benefit and they forget that there's an infinite life that they're going to be going back to, and they forget that there's a life that is Holly that is that is that has hulu's within it that has
that has continuity within it without a stop. That is definitely a bad choice, someone tells you, I can give you an infinite amount of wealth, or I can give you a limited amount of wealth. Obviously, if you truly believed in the in the statement that they're making, you're going to choose the infinity, you're going to choose the continuity, you're going to choose a number that has no end to it. So the more of a faith a person has in the book, the more the person is going to follow this book. Allah says there were some people who came after the early Israelites, they ended up inheriting this book, and what did they do? They took a portion of this life. And what do they do?
They corrupted the book, they corrupted the book. Why don't I say overall? And they say that Allah will forgive for us just like today, by the way, because there's Watch out by the way, there are a group of people out there
who teach you the same book that everybody teaches that people have been teaching for years and generations, the Koran, they teach you the same Sunnah, that everybody else has been teaching, but they have an agenda. And that is to corrupt these things. Because of this theme reasons why the early Israelites had done, corrupted that a lot.
And that is our other hazard. They take a little bit of portion of this denier, right?
charging exorbitant amounts of money. And then when you look at the type of things they say, it just doesn't add up. It's a corruption of the doctrine of the deen of Allah azza wa jal and a deliberate attempt to do so. And sometimes you'll find people willing to pay those prices. Why? Because they want the ease themselves as well.
It ends up connecting to the shower, the desire that people want as well. Okay, if you can make the job case easy for me, I'll do it. I'll give you the money. If you can make the other situation the free mixing document a lot easier. Sure, I'll, I'll do that as well. Because that that's easier. I'm willing to pay a little bit of price for ease, and, and comfort and so on and so forth. Okay, if you can make another thing easy for me as well, you don't make me feel bad by reminding me of the fear of God, I'll pay for the price. Why not? Because you're not going to make me feel bad at the end of it. Right? So there's this cycle repeats itself. That's the reason why a lot tells us of this, that
they take her out of the house and they take a portion of this particular lowly life. So that what they what would they do so that they change and corrupt the book that sold off based on the desires of the people who asked them to do so this happens still today? You know, I'll give you this much of a research grant, just figure this out. For me. We have to exert intellectual juice in order for us to figure out a solution. Okay, as if people had no solution. They had no intellectual juice for centuries. Right? That you had to pay your money and sort of cloak your, your activity behind this dollar that you gave her behind that, that ring it that you gave, don't do that. That's out of the
habit. Allah has given you clear guidance within the forearm.
It's discomfort sometimes, right? It's not comfortable. Islam is not all comfortable, by the way. It's not all comfortable, right? It's not all comfortable. It's not supposed to be
uncomfortable it's supposed to make you do what it's supposed to make you do jihad it's supposed to make you strive.
So is it easy to strive and struggle? It's not supposed to be easy don't ever think it's all easy if someone is just always reminding you of ease this and ease dot know that they've got an agenda behind all this because it's not all supposed to be easy. It's supposed to be difficult as well. Mountains are not illegal chronometers car we did not reveal to you the Koran so that you may go to through distress people stop there. Allah said a lot of good often except as a reminder or a warning. Okay, so it's supposed to be a warning as well that's gonna make you feel bad internally. That's how you wake up there's ease as well. You need to be reminded of that if your your fear is
going out of balance right? So these Israelites that's what they did. And they used to say say all photos online was our situation. Our hands are tied. Right But our wallets are full.
Our hands are tied, but our wallets are full, say all the photo, Donna, what are you ready to be edgy then the Hydra minimum caliber, and pseudo till careful also told of a person right? Who had this garden, the story of the garden, and he was looking at his garden, he thought that when I returned back to a lies, origin, I'll be given something even greater, right? But in reality, the prophet SAW Selim told us LKG, Suman, Donna nafsa. Who that a smart person? Well, it's a smart person. And smart person is not a person who's able to write a research paper that simply ends up
that simply ends up answering the call of the desires of the ones who gave the grant. But not smart person.
On may say, Well, you know what, he was able to use all his intellectual juice to come to a really Islamic solution, which looks Islamic, right. But sometimes something may look Islamic, but it's not. It's not a it's not a it was just done that way, because there was a payment made, was that payment not to be made? We did this, did the online audit solution prior to that? The answer is no. I'm not saying that. We don't give research grants for the sake of true solutions. But we don't end up forcing people into the conclusions, right. Some people already have decided the conclusions. And they say, why don't you figure this out for me, don't decide the conclusions and then do whatever
you have to do.
Because then you're simply submitting it or you're allowing a person or researcher to take his time to figure things out. But if you already have a conclusion in your mind, and you want someone to figure out a way to explain that, then you have a problem. And that's happening today. That's happening today. It's happening for a different people's desire some people, they have a sectarian agenda, so they feel that every single thing that this Imam or that Imam said is correct, right. So, they want to somehow figure out a way to make the opinion of this person look good. So, the old play all of the money needed in order for this person's opinions to look good, even if they stink of
Similarly, other people have their desires, that are their worldly desires, they want to buy things that are otherwise impermissible, they want to wear things which are otherwise not permissible. They want to dress in ways which are otherwise not acceptable. They want to interact with society in ways which is otherwise not okay. They want to transact financially transact in ways which is which are otherwise not, not permissible. So they will also use those desires and use the money that they have to try to figure out Islamic solutions. My point is not to say that don't, you know, don't offer funds in order for people to do their research to come to solutions, but don't force those solutions
out of them. Okay, because those people that are researching, they also have food to eat. And they also have, you know, they also have to feed their families at the end of the day. So you may end up falling into a sin and you might be the cause of that, or whoever is doing such a thing might be the cause behind all of that. That true intellect is this person. The true intellect is in this person as their profitsystem himself, lk zoom, and Dan and
the truly intellectual person is who ends up humbling himself right. humbling his desires and his soul in itself to submission to for whatever comes his direction and his way. If it's hard upon Him, He will take the hardship. If it's easy for him, then it will be like it will be like bread with some nice cream cheese and a lot of honey, right? Oh, tastes really nice. That's what we eat in Canada.
Right cream cheese and honey. I shouldn't be talking about bagels, cream cheese and honey right now. No. I know all of you have your faces and eyes open as if they're bagels. There's still a couple of hours.
So hang on, hang on, hang in there. Shall Allah give you patience? Okay, he assume and Dan and if so who? So, by the way, the reason why I use this example is because the Arabs historically also used to use this example, for something that's really tasty. And it's surprising that the taste buds continue to be the same even though they used to think were apes long time ago, right. But their taste buds remained the same. So they used to say that, that, that, as CDM is a rope he mentioned as well, that if the truth ends up being the same as what you desire, so it's as it's like, it's like a showerhead.
A shower, this basically acid, right is basically Harding. It's used in Arabic as well, that word even though it's often known to be an old word, and not really used in Arabic, but it's used in Arabic as well. It's when I sell
his place together with some cream cheese, it tastes really nice.
So that's how truth when your desires par up with it and match up with it. That's how that feels. So sometimes your desires may line up with truth. It's true, sometimes you may be desiring to do something, and then your desires end up lining up to it. But sometimes your desires are not going to line up and it's not going to be tasty, is going to be a little bit bitter. And you have to be willing to accept that bitter taste, for the sake of what for the sake of a greater good and that is irrigating, irrigating the tree of faith. So your faith grows, because the prophets are synonyms, that elk, a zoo mandana and if so, a truly intellectual person is the one who submits his desires
What I mean by that a note, and he does action simply for whatever happens to be in the hereafter. And in the afterlife when argues woman enough, so hahaha. And a person who was unable is a person who follows all of his desires, right? Who likes his soul follow all of his desires, what their men lie as their agenda, Amani, and then he has all these false hopes upon alized religion. So the smart person is the one who realizes that the seed of faith is already within his heart. And that the heart is like a farm is like land is like land that a person can use to irrigate and to farm and so on and so forth. And that when he ends up doing the righteous deeds is irrigating that land and once
he irrigates that land, the seed of faith will become the tree of faith. But the person who is not so smart is a person who follows all of his desires. He doesn't irrigate that land, he ends up putting all sorts of evil things within that land, which is his heart. And then he hopes from Allah azza wa jal that perhaps on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhana wa tada will grant me something that definitely is not the right way to go. And that definitely is an enabled person, that person is not considered a capable person or an capable individual. He's an arges.
So have good thoughts with Allah azza wa jal, but have the balance of having fear of a loss origin as well. Okay. And if you read the Koran By the way, you'll get a little bit of both, right.
You'll get fear and you'll get hope. At moments you'll find your faith, you know, rising to the highest peaks and another moment you'll find your, your faith being beautified with with hope in Allah azza wa jal as well. At moments you'll find yourself being pulled out out of the deep pits of evil by a dose of fear. And another moment you'll be raised in your faith as well. And along will elevate your faith by granting you granting you granting you a dose of hope as well write a law we'll talk about how fire and allow we'll talk about general like a law we'll talk about what's going to happen with the evil people and alarm we'll also talk about what's going to happen with the
good people as well. A lot we'll talk about the evil results of those people who believe in Allah, and those people who disbelieve in Allah azza wa jal, a lot will talk rather a lot. We'll talk about the evil results of those who disbelieve in a lot, and the good results of those people who believe in a lie soldier. Right? All of those will be mentioned in a very, very fluent way, in a very organized way, in a very, very eloquent way. And on a very regular basis. This will be throughout the Koran Why? Because Allah said Allah book is what mehsana Takashi udon Latina nakshatra it is masani it is it is a book in which a lot of places places the opposites, okay, the evil and the
good. The criterion for the evil and the good. That criterion for
Those who will be in Jeddah and those who will be and how fire the description of those who will be in Jeddah and the description of those who will be in Hellfire, the description of those people who who have done, who have harmed themselves, how they will be treated by Allah azza wa jal on the Day of Judgment. And those people who have not earned themselves rather they have done themselves a favor as best they could, by doing good things in this life, how Allah will treat them on the Day of Judgment. So it's Madani and one that we call a faith comes when Allah subhanho wa Taala gives you an equal dosage of both Allah subhanho wa Taala says Dr shall room in Oulu Medina shall not have
done because of that the julu the skins of people who believe in Allah, they end up becoming goosebumps, right? people end up having goosebumps because of this. So if you're getting a balance of both in this life, then Allah subhanho wa Taala will allow your tree of faith to grow properly, right. Now, if you have sunlight in one direction too much, then what happens, the tree ends up going after that direction a little bit, right. And that's why when you're trying to grow some sort of plant inside of your house, and you put it by the window, you're supposed to turn it right.
And then after a couple of days, again, you turn it again. So it means balanced. If you keep it in one direction, what's going to happen is going to start falling towards one direction. So if you have too much faith, too much fear, what's going to happen, you're playing or your tree of faith is start is going to lean towards one direction. And when it leans towards one direction, what's going to happen Imagine you're in the middle of a street, remember, you are literally on a street. And on both sides of the street, there happens to be walls. So when it falls this way, you're going to fall here. And if it falls this way, then you're going to fall here. And you want to keep your tree of
fate straight. So you continue.
And you want to keep your plane of faith straight as well. So you continue in symmetry towards the direction that you want to go, the more you have a disbalance in either one of these, the more you will not be on the right path. Some people think fear is going to lead them to gender. It will if all they do is sense
because fear is a cure them.
And some people think that hope is going to lead them to gender. It will if all the they've been doing is they do need the full faith if they've now become disappeared from the mercy of Allah zoologia. Okay,
if so much fear has been granted to them that they now come to a state of disparity, they've come to a loop. Right? And yes, they've now totally lost all hope in Allah azza wa jal, and yes, so there's something called a loop. And there's something called a dx as well. So if you get to the state of Yes, if you get to this state of disparity where you no longer feel that you can actually you can actually prevail, and you can actually get the agenda when you need hope. But when you get disparity also from the other angle, then you need to have some fear to help you write as well. And
when you have an M and rather not the answer, but when you have an admin, when you feel secure from the Wrath of Allah, now you need some fear of Allah as origin for that security to be decreased. A little hope are being given the great God tiding agenda, he was still fearful that he is from Mr. Moon at 15. Right? And that's why he came to one of the companions of the Messenger of Allah as origin. And he asked him he said, Tim, oh falon oh, such and such Oh, so and so.
For the fact it was, oh, holidays or do you think that I am from a Mr. Muna 14 I am a minister, the hypocrites. Now this is not a real hubbub. The second best person in this Omar after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, right, Abubakar, then Irma. The prophets are seldom said they do believe in human body. Follow those two will come after me right I will get an aroma. So the second best person after Irma hapa being after Abu Bakar, the amount is remarkable hubbub in this oma
and he is going to perceive it to be really a man, the one who had the secrets of the prophets. I'll send them the one who had the one who would also be very keen on ensuring that he gets to know the evils and so how he can protect themselves from those evils as well. Right.
This person earlier was going to her they found asking her they thought was a very great companion that tell me whether you think I am from Mr. hypocrites. How can such a person be asking that while she's already been granted? the glad tidings of agenda right
Because he's actually become complete in his faith, where that hope that he had been granted didn't lead him to what didn't lead him to becoming secure of the, of the Wrath of Allah zoji. The prophets I send them is sitting there and suddenly comes up on the cloud. And the Prophet says his face changes,
the profits face changes, changes.
And when He looked at his cloud, he knew better than you and i that is oma is not going to be destroyed by an adopt. But I just said to the Prophet SLM, and some of the companions asked, the Prophet says that why does your face change? What do you see this cloud? He said, Don't you know that they were a group of people historically who had been destroyed by a cloud? And this cloud had come and destroyed them? Right. And they said, this is just idling a little Nah, this is just a crowd that is coming before us is going to give us rain. That's all it's doing. Right? Didn't you know of that?
The Prophet knew that Allah subhanho wa Taala told the Prophet sallallahu it was setting up that one makanda la hooni yz Bahama enta Fie him
with American Allahumma Ziva Harmonia still feeling that Allah is not going to punish them and you are a missed them, and Allah will not punish them if they are seeking forgiveness from Allah as origin. So Allah messenger knew that because of the fact that the Prophet is here, they're not going to be punished, even then he's feeling afraid of the cloud.
And that's because when you see the IRS or the Raja, the IRS, which leads you to hope they shouldn't let you lose the balance, and you forget the fear. And when you see the IRS or fear you shouldn't let you shouldn't let the hope over. When you when you see the eye on the fear you should have now become so much so that you have now disappeared from the mercy of allies origin allies on man and Allah is over him and allies at the same time as your bow. And Allah I know what data is also the car, right? ally is also the one who will take the people to account and ally is also the one who will who will take the intercom from people that is the those are all traits of Allah as origin.
Those are all qualities of Allah azza wa jal, so we have to have them. And we have to have this fear as well. And the hope has to be great. Also, this hope has to be also very great as well.
A lot of messengers have a lot where it was second and spoke about this. And he said that
and are in the oneness of dB.
I am as my slave perceives me to be okay. I am as my sleeve perceives me to be
failure gonna be my shot. So let him let him hope as he so pleases, right. So if you have evil thoughts about Allah azza wa jal, then perhaps there will be something evil that will happen in your life. And perhaps there will be something evil that will happen in your afterlife as well. Similarly, if you have good thoughts and allies or agenda, then perhaps something good will happen within your life. So you have to have you have to have a balance of these thoughts. Right. But there's, there's a couple of questions that I want to raise, though, before I move on here. Okay.
And that is that
should we have more fear? Or should we have more hope? That's a very important question. Because that's something that a number of people obviously struggle with, right? I remember one day and I'll give you an anecdote here.
I remember one day, I I was tricked into a job interview.
Can you imagine that being tricked into a job interview?
You can imagine it? Yeah.
So basically, I was invited for a hotel somewhere. And they said that we're looking for a school teacher. So I said, I can come and give you a hotel, but I'm not trying to be a school teacher. Right.
So that okay, she come give us a photo.
So I went and gave the hotspot and then they locked me into the principal's office.
And I mean, literally, by the way.
So the principal's sat me down and did an interview with me.
So I said okay, Hamas, since they really want to do this interview, I'll play along I'll do the interview. Even though I told them that I don't want the job. Right. But I said I'll play along. Maybe I'll learn something from it right.
So here I am doing an interview for a job that I don't want
with a boss that knows I don't want the job.
so I have to play along though I just decided I said this is a
learning experience, let me just learn something out of this. So now, again, here I am with a job that I don't want with a boss that I don't even,
I didn't even know existed. Okay? And, and after a while, you know, it's time to go home and have some food and so forth. And we shouldn't be talking about food again. Right? Right. So I am waiting to go home and, and,
and enjoy some something with the family besides calling it food. Okay. So
at the end of it all, I noticed that this particular principal was adamant that they're going to do the interview with me. So I did the interview, I'm in the conversation, they start talking to me and, and the principal says that, okay, Shay, what we want is we want the students to to be given, you know, a very, very merciful message of Islam. So that's great, because the message of Islam is merciful, you don't have to make it more any more merciful than it already is. Right.
But she said know, what I mean by that is that the generation that we're dealing with, is a generation that gets turned away from God too much if you tell them about the fire, okay? If you tell them about the fire, they get turned away from God. And if you tell them about Jenna, they're going to you know, they they're going to come because they need incentives in this generation. And they don't need, they don't need anything that's going to lead to too much fear within their hearts. Right. As soon as there's anything that is a deterrent, they'll leave the faith and they'll leave everything and we won't have people that are faithful anymore, right? We are we're a generation of
incentives, we work based on incentives. So naturally, these students their minds have have been programmed like that right?
I'm thinking I'm sitting there thinking that I'm in an interview,
for a job that I don't want for a principal that I didn't even know existed, and they're even telling me what to do within this job that I don't really want to do.
Okay, and what is actually contradictory to our faith as well, because we have fear, and we have hope as well. Because now the reason why I'm telling you this is because now, this is the new magic, you know, theory in education, child psychology, right? On that note, I should tell you that I have a bachelor's degree in education. So I have studied child psychology, and especially educational psychology. And this particular theory is actually totally inaccurate. And one of the things that I will tell you is that
that the way we studied educational psychology was a was a comparison between the educationalists of the East and the educationalists of the West, we looked at the theories of some of the most prominent educationalists in the West. And also some of the most prominent educationalists of the East I miss tune, by the way is a moment of Azadi is considered one of the greatest mode of being of history. Okay. And that's why many people as I said in his book, Fei has had a great impact on people. And even when you have a summary of a summary, you can still see the impact within his book, right. So, and in fact, a lot of theories from the Western world in education had been taken from
the likes of Azadi and his theory, and how to, you know, how to develop and how to hold faith and how to hold ideas within, within children's so from this comparative study, I can tell you definitely, that you're not going to be able to push people in a direction just by hope alone, you're not going to be able to do that, okay, you're not going to be able to do that. You need to have hope. And you need to have fear.
And there are different people for whom one cure works better. And for different people, the other heroics better. Some people are literally driven by hope. It's true. Some people hope is what drives them.
And that's why you give them and those people perhaps have a very, very great quality within themselves as well.
And also they have a defect within themselves as well, because we remember we said a balance of both is perfect faith.
All right. So so but some people are driven by hope, why because there is a disbalance, perhaps in terms of fear within their hearts. So to run away from that they need a little bit of hope in order for them to in order for their skills to be balanced so they're able to drive right, and other people is the totally, totally exact opposite. They have too much faith, if you give too much hope. So if you give them more what's going to happen, their faith is going to be totally out of sync and out of whack. They're going to be thinking and doing things that you never imagined they could actually do. They will start committing sins.
Left, right center. If not today, probably a few decades later, they may they may start distorting the words of God to try to continue to live their whole life when they when they finally realize that there's also fear involved as well. So you have to look at each scenario in a different way. If a child is already extremely fearful, you give him more fear, fear, he's gonna die,
he's gonna die. You're gonna kill the poor child mentally, if the child is so and this also goes for confidence, right nowadays,
don't take these theories as ultimate truths are going to corrupt the lives of children. Trust me on that.
Right? People Tell, tell us now to develop confidence within children. If a person already has an ego issue, you don't develop confidence anymore. You have to shatter that ego, then you develop the confidence.
You have to shatter that ego first.
You may say, oh, if we shatter the ego, it's going to be a problem. No, you shatter that ego. Because if you develop confidence on top of that ego, you're going to develop a corrupt child.
If not, if not externally, internally,
because that ego is going to be the foundation upon which you build the confidence when you bring it back to ground zero, where the person has no longer any more ego anymore. Now you can develop confidence and now we're talking right? And even what is confidence is, is a is a problem. You know, like nowadays, they teach you to look at the person right in their face and right in their eyes, and that's called confidence, right? The prophets of Salaam he used to, as found in a hadith of Julio Nava de Mola, hava that most of his looking at people was that moolah. How about you look from the side of his eyes? Why? Because you can disturb people. Right? When you stare at people and it
becomes a steering competition, you see someone from a distance in a mall, you start staring them down, and they start staring you down, right? And then it just continues and they start cursing you internally and you start cursing them back. You're having some food, you're suddenly your spoon falls and you say that guy gave me it? Right? You don't look at people like that. That's not a good habit.
You're supposed to lower your gaze even not even if it's not hot. Are you still lower you get it was a habit of the provinces in general Nevada, most of the times, you just look, look, look up like this and look back because you didn't want to offend people sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he was that's a tangent about confidence. But my point here is that it that it's not just all about hope, if you just fill children up with hope and give them incentives and incentive driven and so on and so forth, you will, you will definitely develop children which are corrupt, it depends on the child.
Some children require some fear, okay.
Now, of course, you're going to go home and my child requires some gear, right.
But some children require some fear. Other children require hope. Some children require confidence other other children require you to shatter their egos first. Right?
You have to keep all of these things in mind yourself, your own soul, if you give your given too much hope you're also a child before the guidance of Allah as origin, right?
So the answer is not a yes, fear is better, or hope is better. It's it depends on the scenario that you're in. The one thing is for sure, the general theme within young people is that fear is better for them. The general theme within young people is that fear is better for them. Now one may say no fear is going to drive them away from Eliza when we say it will irritate them, it will irritate them. And that irritation is good. That irritation even if it leads to some extra evil for a little while. That's actually something that is good. Not that it leads to the level of disparity. Okay. So when I say fear is better for them, I don't actually mean fear without any dose of hope at all. No,
we're saying that, should we increase a little bit of fear and make the 40% the hope and the 60% the fear just around there, right? Why? Because if you give too much hope at a young point, the desires are just too strong. You need to have that life. But as you grow older, the hope is more necessary as well. That's why the prophets have said Lem said that Leia muthana agico. Illa, was seen over Nabila that don't let any of you die except that he has good thoughts with Allah his origin. So at that time, you need the hope if you come to a person that's on his deathbed and you start reminding them, you know, you used to do that evil deed.
Watch out, it's coming now. Right? You remind them of the good so they have a hope in law now. Right? You remind them of the good that they had done so that they have hope in a lot of it when Jarrod and Elijah will stop with this for a break inshallah. JazakAllah Hernan for listening, awesome Allahu Allah CDM hamedan. While he was off, he was said I'm ready. como la vaca