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Life & Its Deception
Channel: Abdulbary Yahya
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raised his hands
and asked the teacher
This was in Medina
asked his chef
a very profound question
that caught everybody's attention
and he said sure.
What is the most difficult Hadeeth
What is the most difficult it is to put to practice
and everyone is thinking what is the answer going to be? What is the most difficult Heidi?
To put to practice?
I want to ask you that question right now.
And I just want so that way we don't we don't just make it me myself just speaking and all of you just listening but I'm going to start this session in sha Allah with this what is the most difficult ID
for you personally to put to practice? Raise your hand see if some it Can anybody give me any howdy Think about it
for you to practice
to put to practice yes
not yet very good Mashallah.
yesterday in all aspects of our daily lives, for any D to be accepted definitely to correct our our intentions to see and to always correct it to make sure that it is for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada For indeed no deeds will be accepted, accept it, if it is sincere, and of course does not pay for reminding us of this, Heidi, because anytime we're sitting down to do anything, the first thing that we have to check before we begin, and while we're in the act of doing that deed, and even afterwards, we have to check our sincerity and sometimes it changes on us, just like you mentioned is difficult, right? Okay. Mashallah. Very, very good. Good answer. Anybody else have anything?
Any Hades brothers or sisters? So the brother mentioned in MLM I will be near to your attentions. Anyone else? Nobody else?
Sharla Yeah, I know. It's early. I don't know if it's early in the morning or not here but maybe even for Singaporeans on Sunday morning. It's early. Right?
let's not let's not too early, so give me a Heidi. Give me something. Give me something in Sharla think of something
you can name shall I? You can raise your hand. shyness is all good. Right? When it comes to seeking knowledge, inshallah.
shyness should not prevent you from participating or knowing the truth. And so it's okay, you can raise your hands and Sharma? If not, I'll just give you the answer what the teacher said. He said personally,
one of the most difficult Hadees
for me to apply
are the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in which
He said in earlier Rob Baker, Alec hopin,
surely, your Lord has a right upon you.
Who in lean f seeker alike,
and surely you yourself, also have a right upon yourself.
And then he said, when the reality karika happen, and also your family, they also have a right upon you. And so it's the totality of our connection between us and a lot. And also realizing that understanding ourselves also, and
also our families,
and all of these things, also
related to what's related to our daily lives in this world, and it is about balancing between a dean, the religion, the Hereafter, and the dunya,
the hereafter and the dunya. If you can balance that, you know, there's no extreme on one side or the other, you can balance it. And when you follow the sun,
the sun always leads you to moderation always leads you to the middle path, the whole The longer the stronger you hold on to the sun net in totality, then the closer you are to the straight path.
And that of course leads to moderation. So it's the balance in this dunya but the dunya itself
has stages and is a test for us. Every single stage is a little bit different. 10 So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us the reality of this dunya in Surah Al Hadid and he says by then oh the Billahi min ash shaytani r Rajim
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shadie Allah subhanho wa Taala
mentions at the beginning of this verse and I read the end now. So he says,
anytime Allah Subhana Allah says Allah Mo, it means to know. His ordering is to know means to reflect. And to think and to read. This is reality. This is not a
fairy tale. This is the reality of what I'm going to tell you.
So anytime Allah says no, then think about every single word that's going to be mentioned.
Because Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to give you
knowledge, truth, reality here, we're not talking about reality TV here. We're talking about real life.
We're talking about real life. We're talking about the truth. And so a loss of Allah Subhana says errorlevel and Neville higher to dunya surely the dunya is, so he's going to give you now what this dunya is all about. What is this dunya all about?
Animal hyah to dunya Allah evil who Allah was Xena whatever homebuying Oh come with a Catherine fil a Molly well, Allah. So he's giving you an also you have to look at the order. Because every part of this verse, the words that are used, the order in which each word is placed, is of the utmost importance. And the law says it know that this dunya is live. Meaning it starts off from the beginning.
It's a law calls it play.
A lot of calls it play why
Because when you grow up as a child,
what are you concerned about? What is your whole life, what is your whole life revolve around
a child just wants to play
a child just wants to play.
And some people, they never grow out of this stage.
They never mature at all. So the first stage live. And that's everything. for that child. It's all about toys. You buy them toys, and they play with even if they don't have toys, they will make things,
regular tools that we use at home as toys,
And then they will play.
And it's everything for them. And if you were to take that away from them,
if they're playing with a dollhouse, or a kitchen sets, or some
when they play with these things,
as soon as you take it away, how do they react?
Immediately, they try their very best to take it back.
And when they know that it is out of their control, then they use a tool.
The most powerful thing that they have, because they're not strong, what do they use,
they cry, they break down and cry, to try to make you feel sorry for them. And by the way, they're very smart.
You know, if you let them use that as a tool, they will always use it as a tool against you. So you have to teach your children also, you know, that's not gonna work with me.
And so the same way, why does a person cry? A person cries when they know that they have no other alternative. They have no other, every everything is out of their own power. And so they cry. And that's why sometimes a woman cries because she wants something maybe she wants her husband to buy her new car, if he were to be able to buy a new car herself, and she had the money to do so if she really wanted it, she would buy it herself. But because she can't afford it, and she's asking her husband to get a new car because everyone else has a new car except for us. And then when that doesn't work, she breaks down and cry and what happens to the heart of the husband? It melts and he
says okay, okay, even though we just bought one, five years ago, well, five years is a lot here in Singapore, because
you can't use your cars for that long, right?
But she breaks down and cry. So you break down and cry when you have no other alternative. And that is why when you break down and cry.
It is the highest level of humility. Because it says it says you're saying Yeah, Allah, especially when you're by yourself. It's up to you. You're saying yeah, I have no one else except you. Oh Allah. And so you turn to Allah. And that's why crying does not nullify patience. Crying does not nullify beautiful patience. Why? Because you're patient. But when you're crying, it is a sign of humbleness and humility. And it's a sign that you you need a loss of hair, you're telling a lot that you have no one else except for him. And so the beginning children when you take toilets way away, that's their whole life.
But then some people never outgrow the toys just become bigger now.
Instead of little fake toys that you push around now actually moves by itself, you just press the gas pedal and it moves.
And so sometimes, when you take something from a child or when a child loses something, whether it be a toy or a just a crayon, or or even,
you know, something breaks,
a small toy breaks, they cry as if it's the end of the world.
They cry as if it's the end of the world. And then we look down and we say to them, and we say You know what?
It's just a crayon.
It's just a Hot Wheel.
Or it's just kitchen set, we can get another one. You don't have to cry as if it's the end of the world.
But then when we grow up, the same thing happens.
And we break down as if it's the end of the world when something happens, and maybe a loss of Hanoi, Tyler looks down. He says, it's just a Toyota.
It's just a car, whatever it is that you may have.
The thing is, most of the time in this world.
The problem often isn't the problem.
The bigger problem is us thinking the problem is bigger than what it really is.
It's not a big problem, but we make it bigger than what it really is. So that is actually the problem.
The problem isn't the problem. The problem is our perception of the problem is a problem in itself.
And so Allah says elanco, animal higher to dunya liable. Well, then he says law one is sort of like amusement, entertainment. So you get to the next stage,
when you get to the next stage, and you know, especially with the internet generation, with the iPad, and all these
are these gadgets that we have those who have children, I know some of our children are addicted to electronic gadgets, right? addicted to videos, and this and that. At the beginning, they play with toys.
And they don't play with toys, believe it or not. They don't just they watch people play with toys.
Who has kids that watch videos of others playing with toys? You seen people do that? children?
If you look at some of these videos, they're like, I'm looking at some of these videos like, really, is this really interesting? Like a woman popping out like little radical egg surprise things. And she has a couple of million viewers,
or views. A sexy barnala who's watching her taking these things out. And speaking about toys, if they're not playing with toys, they're watching people play with toys.
And then when they get to the next level, it's amusement entertainment, movies, cartoons, lovable world, sports, and thing and the likes. And so now, you go past the age of playing with little toys, and you're looking for things to distract you, amuse you, make you laugh, smile and cry.
And so the next stage, Allah says, of the highest dunya of this life, is loud.
So that's where you have all those movies,
entertainment, with sports, and so forth and the likes. And then
you outgrow that.
Then you outgrow that when they're a kid. when they're young.
There's a child
care about what kind of clothes they wear.
It doesn't matter what you put on him or her. She just said hamdulillah whether it's brand name, or no brand name, it doesn't matter. Right?
On sale, they're not on sale, cheap or expensive. They just want a pair of shoes. And that's it. They don't care what brand it is. Maybe it's like, maybe it has some lights and twinkles and so forth when they walk. Maybe they like it because it's amusing, right? But they don't really care about the brand. They don't care about other people looking at them and watching them and they don't go out and say Mother You know I need to put makeup on first before I go.
Right? Do they say that little daughters? Hopefully not Yeah, right. If that.
They just go out they don't care. They just want to have fun and as long as it's covering themselves and sometimes you have to worry about that because they're not worried about those things. The other one is worried about how they look they don't care how they look. They just want to feel comfortable and be able to play and that's it.
And then Allah says
Allah animal hire to do
Allah Ebola was easy.
Then you get to the next level Xena is a dormant beauty beatification. Now.
Your daughter is a grown up. sniffle sniffles, sniffles
right here, Dara is all grown up
before she goes to school now
You wake her up, you have to wake her up a little bit early.
Because she's gonna need time
to put on the makeup.
And you can no longer buy any clothes. It's got to have
a bag or just a regular backpack. No, it's got to have coach on it.
Right? You can't buy any shoes now. Like they want. They want something that has a name brand on it. They want to look nice, not only look nice, but also you know what? This is nice. And this is expensive. Also to show off to other people, and your son no longer wants any shoes from this store and that store? No, no. He's got to have the one those sneakers that costs $125
But mother, everyone has it.
And then they no longer are asking you to get it for them.
They are ordering you now.
One of the signs of the Day of Judgment as the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and tele the AMA to robata that a female servant will give birth to her master. One of the interpretations as mentioned barely remember never we and others is that a child there will be so there will be so much
so much disobedience of the children towards their parents and that they will have the audacity they will have the audacity to order their parents to buy things for them.
Just as a master orders his slave
the master orders and now the woman has given birth to someone who is speaking to her as if he is her master.
He says Mother You have to get me that new Xbox.
You have to I have to
you know and then the father speaker the mother says you know if I said those words to my mother or father, I would have been slapped upside down.
What's wrong with you guys? Right? Your parents would say things like that to you. How dare you order me Are you asking me or telling me to buy for you?
No manners whatsoever
because now they also want those shoes. The clothes Mashallah and now I see even a job Louie Vito
and Marshalls nothing nice. It's not that for Let me tell you something, okay? There's nothing wrong with having nice clothing. Okay, there's nothing wrong, you can afford it. hamdulillah thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for it. Right? There's nothing wrong with looking nice and having nice things. But don't let it distract you. And if you can't afford it, then don't buy it.
You know, don't go over. Don't go past your means. And so now you want what houden also Xena after Xena. Remember now they're worried about their looks in high school, you know now they start worrying about their looks. And in college, you start worrying about your looks.
And then you get past that age. And Allah subhanho wa Taala then says of the dunya what Horan bye in a comb, whatever hold on by no comb now you're boasting.
Everyone is trying to boast
trying to have Hey, you know what?
he's got a PhD. Yes, PhD to him also means permanent hair damage. Yes. It took him that long to get that PhD, that it also stands for permanent hair damage. But yes, he's got a PhD.
And then you have so now people are boasting about status.
about this in about that. I have this job and that job. My title is
This, and my title is that any take out your card and you say, look, here you go, you can have one, right? And that that title is there and you're proud of that title. And you're boasting, because of these things, and so you're working for, for this to bolson. to, to show off to others in terms of your status, it's not about too much about looks. It's still there, right a little bit there. But now you've moved on to the next level.
But this is the dunya that people will boast. And then after that, what aka theorem, Phil, meanwhile, while I will add, and then amassing wealth,
competing with each other, in seeing who has more wealth,
who has more wealth.
And then when you grow up, and when you become old? What to half the Fairholme Phil am Wiley? Well, I will add, and then you have another thing to boast about now. You have your children. And so the elderly,
those who are retired or parents, when they get together, what's your son doing? By the way?
What's your son doing?
What's your son studying? what degree does he have?
It's not about you anymore. You're posting how, how prestigious, or what prestigious university Your son has gone to, now you're speaking to your buddies who are old. And then after that,
But throughout this state,
if you get caught up in it,
is distracting you from your purpose in life.
keeps on pulling you and pulling you. And then death comes. And then you realize
that you saved up,
didn't benefit you in the grave.
100 years from now.
nobody will care what kind of house you lived in.
nobody will care what kind of car you drove.
No one will care what kind of degree you got from such and such University.
Or how handsome or beautiful You looked
100 years from now,
the only thing that will benefit you is the knowledge that you left teaching other people and the children that you taught to be pious that they're making dua for you, or the solder kajaria that you gave the perpetual charity that you gave, that will benefit you 100 years from now,
you realize that this dunya distracted you.
But at that time, it's too late. And you will want to come back.
And every person
on the face of this earth who has passed away before whether they be good or not.
They wish they were in our shoes right now.
All the souls the billions and billions of souls, wish they were in our shoes right now. Because when death came to them, even if they were good, they would want to come back and do more good. Because they could see how beneficial doing good in this world is.
And there will be regret they will be regretful of this dunya of this worldly life. And so that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala then says this world and then he gives us an example and an image gamma thalli viiith in Jebel kuffaar on to
it is just like rain. Life is rain that comes after extreme drought after a an extended period of dryness, and then you have heavy rain coming down. And when that rain comes down, everyone is happy. Why? Because previously there is dryness and there's a drought, and everybody's waiting for that rain. So the word viiith is rain that comes after extreme dryness. Kamata, Leroy youth in Jebel Kufa on a battle, and then when the kafar it's like life, that the, the vegetation and the plants that come out as a result of that rain and they see it, so
Beautiful. It's so beautiful. So my age. After that there's dryness again, and it all shrivels up, and then it becomes Brown, and red.
And then it dies through my akuna Otama and then becomes just a pile of leaves and waste. And then we'll fill Fira as
chedid. And then in the Euro because they got caught up in this world, because they were distracted
because they thought that glitter was actually gold, but it wasn't gold.
It was false.
And they wasted their time in this world. And the end result was either born shady,
is a grievous punishment, but the believers
they hope for the forgiveness of Allah. For indeed the real life is the forgiveness of Allah Subhan Allah Subhana Allah subhanho wa Taala and his pleasures, and that's why in this world, there's nothing wrong with having the goodness of this world, but do not let it distract you. In fact, use it as a means to the pleasure of Allah.
Woman Pharaoh terminology what is one woman higher to dunya Illa Metatron Woodward and surely
this worldly life is bad a matar elverys mata. Mata is something that you enjoy and something that's a fleeting enjoyment, something that comes and then goes and also the word Zina in itself. See the words that are used by a law has it's very they're very profound in the Quran. When Allah subhanho wa Taala describes this dunya as Xena. Also what is Xena,
Xena is adornments. When do you put adornments? When do you adorn your house? When do you adorn yourself?
in special occasions, right. So when there is a wedding,
when there is a wedding coming up at your house, what do you do to your house?
What do you do to your house?
You put all kinds of decorations up right? To make it look nice. As soon as the wedding is over. What do you do?
You take it down
so only temporary it Xena for a little bit and then it's only temporary. That's where Xena is just a doorman something that's temporary. And then you get back to reality. Get back to regular life. And that's why that's the word Xena, adornments. And so that's why when people come out and they adorn themselves when they come home,
they start wiping that makeup and looking scrubby again, right.
They don't really care that much anymore, except for those who adorn themselves for their spouses at home instead of outside.
But that's what Xena is. And Allah subhana wa describes this world as material horror or a pleasure a fleeting pleasure. That is deceptive or deceptive. So Allah is describing all of this for us to make us realize what reality is all about. And that's why Allah subhana wa tada says, Allah whom
first della babina baton r&d for us, Baja Shima, first baja Shimon, hurry,
LA, what riblah, who methyl hyah to dunia give them the parable of this life. Allah is giving to us why is he mentioning this to us? Because we can see it in our daily lives. We can see the trees
less verses in sort of the caf this sort of thing catholyte number 45 Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
What riblah who methyl hyaena dunya give them the parable of this life.
The dunya gemeinden zelner hoomin SMS just like water coming down, and it mixes with for de la Vina battle with the vegetation on earth. And then of course, gross. Everybody knows it grows and it's very green and luscious. And then afterwards for us for her hashima does rosaria then it dries up and it shrivels up and the wind just blows it away. I mean, it looks very beautiful at the beginning, but then it's temporary and it goes away quickly. Okay, well I like Alicia mokdad era and surely Allah subhanho wa Taala is over all things Abel and Manuel by noona Zenit will hire to dunia wealth in children are but Xena again are but the adornments of this life while back yet but that
which will remain for you. A Sally had to hire an end Arabic or that he had to Sally has that which will remain with you or the righteous deeds with Allah subhanho wa Taala with the righteous deed with a weapon Hiram
rabuka Hi, Sabo. Hi Ron MLR this will be the best in rewards and also the best in terms of what you can hope for. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala describes it for us and He gives us and this is just these are just two quick verses of the Quran. And there are so many other verses in the Quran that mentioned gives us other parables and examples. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also, he says, He says, voila, here and this hadith in Sahih, Muslim will lie. This the Prophet sallallahu will have to say, Well, why
does he have to? He has a psychotic illness do. He is the most truthful. He's the most honest and most truthful and trustworthy of all people. He does not have to say what law?
He does not have to say it. You know, for us, we might say, well, law, yes, because maybe we're not truthful all the time. But the messenger last day was I've never lies, whatever he says he doesn't need to say what law he to say that he's telling the truth, or he's being serious. But he says will lie to let us know, the gravity of the situation, and the truthfulness. And to emphasize the importance of what he's going to say that even though he does not have to say what law he says we're live.
He says one law he met dounia Phil.
And another narration madonia for Ohara illa methylome he had to come his phillium fell younger Bhima era.
The example of this dunya
the value of this dunya in comparison to the Hereafter
is like one of you putting a finger in the ocean and taking your finger out and comparing the amount of water that's on your finger
to the vast oceans of the world.
What's the difference? There is no comparison.
There is no comparison whatsoever. He says that's the example of the Acura with the dunya with this worldly life
in the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also mentioned
he said in that dunya whole Watson how they are
in adonia holberton how they are this dunya
is green lashes and green
when Allah hamasaki for comfy ha for younger okay for time alone and Allah has put you in it to see how you will behave to see your actions then that's why a lot put us in a to test us this is a test
and then he says for dunya when he says Fatah could dunya when we when we say it duck with dunya it means most people translate as fear the dunya but here it means Also be careful of the dunya
and give it and prioritize everything correctly for the good dunya means Be careful that dunia what happened Lisa and also be careful concerning the woman he didn't say fear the woman there moment not scary.
But when he says factor Petunia
Then you realize also what he says next okay then you realize what he means by it. It doesn't mean some people when they when they mentioned this dunya what taco Nisa you better be careful, you woman. Right? But what kind of being careful here? It means take care of them properly. Why? Because for in our fifth Nettie Benny is throw he can at vinyasa. Because the first test and trial of Benny extra he was in the woman from the woman, which means that Why?
What does that mean? That means you have to make sure
you have to make sure that if you're learning your deen, make sure your women also learn it.
Make sure also you teach them
why because if you don't, let's say you teach yourself Mashallah are very, you know, very knowledgeable, maybe, and you go and you listen to the talks and lectures. But then when you go home, you never go and teach your children, your wives, and your and your daughters.
And how do you expect them to have their Eman
How can they remain behind? If whatever you hear you just keep to yourself. And then when your wife asked you, honey, where did the Hatim speak about today? They said Oh, he spoke about the dunya. And he spoke about the dangers of dunya. He spoke about Be careful about woman.
And and then that's Oh yeah, that's how you spoke about Oh, really? So so his hot butt was 30 seconds long.
Right? Was it 30 seconds long.
But that's how you told your wife, when she wanted to know what?
Well, the whole team said. And so that's why
when it comes to
programs, and so forth, I mean, if the woman or the half of the half of the oma, if they're half of the community, then we should give them you know, these half of the the programs also that's, that's geared towards them, because most of the programs in massages are geared towards
swimming towards men who are over 45.
And forget about the children.
They don't have any programs for them. So it's not proportionate. And if that is the case, that would indicate the men are not doing their job also. And they're not doing their job of being, you know, teaching the woman in their and their family. And like the companions and the great scholars of before, whatever they learned, they would go home and teach their family members, I want everyone in Sharla to stand up for a little bit for a little bit, I will stand up show
what we're going to do in Sharla, I want you to let me do a breathing exercise just so that we can have a just freshen up a little bit and also be a little bit more motivated, energized, what we're going to do is we're going to
breathe in and breathe out. And, you know, when you're when you want to breathe, you actually your lungs are what
captures the oxygen and transfer to the blood through the blood. Right. So you want to open up your lungs as much as possible. And that's why a a marathon runner, or someone who's just finished the race, they put their hands on top of their head. It's, there's no it's not about the head, it's about the chest, they're opening up their lungs, so they can replenish the oxygen in their blood quicker. And so that's what I want you guys to do in Sharla I want you to and we're gonna breathe, of course with our stomachs because you don't really collapse your lungs, you want to keep it open. So you know when a baby sleeps, you see the stomach move when the baby breathes, it goes up and
down. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna have our elbows out, okay? And because you know, in Singapore, you guys are just awesome. So you got to put both thumbs up. Okay, thumbs up, and I want you guys to breathe in and breathe out and at the end, that after the third time, I want you to say yeah, as loud as you can. Okay, I don't want anyone coming to me at the end of this session and say that, okay.
Everyone, elbows out. Thumbs up. Okay. Breathe in.
Breathe, read in. This is it. Breathe out one more. Sorry. Breathe in this area. Yeah, that was really weak. We got to do it over three times.
The third time I lost count, I forgot how much it was. But I want you to breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out. And then third one to say as loud as you can. I want all of you to blow the roof of this place. Wait, we Muslims, we should be saying stuff like that and not literally okay? You gotta, you gotta be careful with the words nowadays, you know? I mean, they say really loud, okay? Not literally blow anything off. Okay?
You know, in these times very sensitive, you know, we gotta be careful with the words. I just want to say really loud, really loud. Okay, everybody elbows out. Thumbs up. Breathe in.
Breathe out. This is area Breathe in.
Come on. I know you guys can do better. I want you to say it as loud as you can.
Come on. You guys. All you guys can do better. Singapore. Come on. I know there's a lot of haze out there. It's causing like some of us to have a hard time breathing maybe.
But we can do it in Sharla we can do it. I want you to at least say as loud loud enough so that at least people outside if they're like outside, they can hear us at least. Ready? elbows out. Thumbs up this time please. Really loud and so you guys can do it. Ready? Breathe in.
Breathe in. This is it. Yeah, Mashallah, that's better.
La ilaha illa Allah, Allah.
So what is what is the value of this dunya in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala
what is the value of it?
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He said Locanda did dunya.
Deliver in the law he Jenna harbor OVA. Massa paka, Fira min hash or better man in Hadith and Sunnah. To me, this is authentic. He said, If this dunya would be equivalent to just a wing of a mosquito.
This believers would not even be able to, we're disbelievers would not even be given a sip of water.
If this dunya were equivalent, we're talking about equivalent to the to a wing mosquito wing. What's the value of a mosquito wing?
a bag of mosquito wings who would buy it for me?
Nobody would buy anything from me. Nobody would buy mosquito wings from you. They don't have any value.
Just a mosquito wing this dunya in the sight of Allah
is less in value
than a mosquito wing. And that's why when I lost Subhana, Allah loves his servant. It doesn't necessary just because someone
just because someone is rich, and they've been given a lot of wealth is not an indication that Allah loves that person.
That's not the indication that Allah loves that person. What's the indication? law once goodness for a person? That indication is if that person
understands his Deen when Allah gives him the knowledge of this Deen.
Why? Because that will benefit him in this life in the hereafter. And even after he passes away, when he has knowledge, he spreads it then it will continue to benefit him That is something of great value. When Allah loves someone, he gives them something of great value, not something that is less in value than a mosquito wing. No. And so that is why when Allah loves someone when a loved ones goodness for someone, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said,
My God the love will be higher on your deen whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala wants goodness for him. He makes him understand this deep.
So do you see how small
a mosquito wing is?
And how, how much it's valued.
The more your Eman
the smaller this dunya becomes.
It's like you are riding on an airplane.
You know, when the airplane
gets up the airplane takes off. The higher you go, the smaller the houses become.
And then the smaller the cars become, the higher you go, because now you can see everything in perspective. So when the higher your Eamonn is the same way you see the real value of this dunya
you see the real value of this dunya
you keep on going higher and higher and higher until that car becomes and that house that hotel becomes like a mosquito wing.
It becomes so small because you keep on it, the higher your Eman is, the smaller this dunya becomes.
And, and so what are some of the things that are beneficial in this dunya
the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and another Hadith and so had turned me into Timothy, he said that dunya meluna this worldly life is meluna mal owners curse, Miss Eva distance you from the mercy of Allah melona turn meluna mafia, and in it also it's curse Illa except for the Corolla, the remembrance of Allah subhana wa tada liquid Allah Allah,
Allah who, while in Lima, remembrance of Allah and anything associated with the remembrance of Allah, prayer and acts of worship. These are the things of this dunya and a scholar, or student of knowledge. Some of you are either learning
or you're teaching.
And if you're not one of the two, then you just distance distancing yourself from the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala at all times. And that's what the that's the importance of this world. And the sixth thing is the success, you also have to understand what is true success.
true success. In this life, there's no such thing as true success, except for that which is related to the hereafter. Because true success is permanent success, not something that's temporary. And that's why success and failure in this world is never permanent. So never be overly disheartened by a failure, nor overly joyous by success. Why, let's say you're successful in one aspect, don't get too happy about it, because it's not permanent. And if it's something that happens to you, and you're very sad, don't be overly distressed over it, because it's temporary also.
And that is why every time you think about death,
every time you think about death, then you start to realize,
if you are going through difficulties, then you realize, well you know what, this will end and the Hereafter is more important. And so it will alleviate the stress.
And if you
are indulge in the dunya when you think about death, then everything else becomes serious also.
So how can we?
How can we as Muslims
see the reality of this world?
What are some of the things that we can do? Of course, we're going to mention more about seeking knowledge. But think about the hereafter.
By thinking about death in the Hereafter, then you realize the reality of everything around us and everything that happens to you. You put it in perspective. I'm going to give you an example and I want you guys to listen carefully.
imagine you walking into the masjid.
you sit down to recite the Quran.
And then a man
comes in to the masjid
with two of his sons, two young sons, two young boys.
He goes to the back of the masjid and he sits reclining or he sits leaning onto the wall of the masjid. And as if he's in a de state, he's just sitting there
and his children start to run around the mustard and they are playing Chase. They're chasing each other but not only that, people are standing up in prayer, and they're going making a
Walk around people.
And not only that, there are people who reciting Quran and they hit that person in the head.
And then now the children have run around you. And then you look around. And you see the Father doing nothing.
How do you feel at that moment? How do you feel?
If this were to happen to you
imagine how you would be feeling.
Give me a word for how you're feeling.
Give me a word.
angry. I was
angry at Who?
The father because the father is not doing anything. Like he's just sitting there as if nothing's happening.
Right? Is that happens somewhere massages.
Sometimes it happens, right? And you're thinking you're like, you're thinking about my son would never do it. My son never did something like that. It might children did something like that. Oh my gosh, right. What's wrong with this man? Why can't he teaches children some manners.
And if they are like this, why bring him to the budget?
Because they're bothering everyone.
Maybe some of us become furious. And we might even go, go back and yell at him. But you know what? You're in control. So you go back to him. And you had enough, right? So you just go, you don't want to yell at him. You don't want to. You don't want to make a scene. So you go to the that man and you say, Brother,
please take care of your children.
So then he likes shakes off this day is off his face. And he looks at you. And he says,
I'm really sorry. I apologize. I'm just not in it today. We just came from the hospital.
My wife just passed away.
How do you feel?
Are you mad at him?
Are you mad at the children?
The children stop running.
everything is still happening.
Nothing has changed.
But what is it that made you
instead of being angry at him?
He loved him and you're compassionate towards him? And you feel sorry for him? What is it? What are you thinking about?
Because now there's a death
in the picture.
And when death comes into the picture,
then it gives you the reality of everything
tells you what is important and what isn't important. So when you think about the here after
all the little things that bother everyone else no longer bother you.
When you think about the Hellfire, when you think about paradise, and when you think about the realities of the year after.
Then all of the distraction, all the annoyances, all the annoyances, and all the things that bother you no longer bother you, even though they're still there, but they don't affect you the same way. And that's why a true believer, one whose heart is connected the Hereafter is the strongest person on the face of this earth.
Because one who bows down to Allah can stand up to anything.
When you have Allah
Allah is all that you need.
And when you realize that
then you become the strongest person on earth.
All the little distractions, that little accident
we can replace the car inshallah.
It's nothing, it doesn't faze you anymore.
Because you're thinking about why am I being phased and bothered by this?
the hereafter that's what serious?
This is just a crayon.
Just like how you looked at your children, it's only a toy kitchen.
Right. So now you have mature.
So the more you are connected the hereafter
the more mature you become.
And maturity is what we're talking about spiritual maturity.
When you're maturity, such as you start to see things properly. And you start to realize also this worldly life
is not permanent.
And if you compare to the hereafter
when you compare something to the Hereafter, when you compare this world to the after, what is the value of this world? In comparison to eternity?
Do you know the symbol for eternity?
A symbol for infinite?
What is the look like?
A little loop like halfway eighth or something like that, right? Like a sideways eight.
If you compare, okay, for all those mathematicians out there
Any number to eternity? What is that number equal to?
When you compare anything to infinite?
Let's say 100 billion, or whatever that number may be, what is it equal to? What's that number in comparison to infinity? Zero, right, zero, worthless, nothing. Even mathematicians know that.
Mathematicians know that anything compared to infinity, eternity equals zero.
So even in mathematics, this worldly life equals
zero, but is it really equals zero,
we're in terms of the value, if you take this only without this with this regard to the Hereafter, then it's worthless, it's going, it's not going to benefit you. But if you use it properly, instead of
instead of taking this as something that's permanent, you can use that to help you get to that which is valuable. So it's like this worldly life is like a king example of Napoleon Roman I mentioned, he said, it's like a person. It's like a person or like a king, who has built, he built huge palaces, though huge palace.
And a lot, but along the way.
Along the way, there's a beautiful woman.
He who passes this woman without being distracted by her without going to her. But she's very beautiful. And you and you know that the palace is ahead. But if you stop here, you're not going to be allowed to enter
the stop here and you take her you won't be allowed to enter the palace and the palace has everything that you can want.
And that woman is very beautiful, but she is there as a test. So the king has put her as a test. And if you fall for it, then you won't be able to you won't be given the palaces.
And so this dunya and this worldly life
is just a test for us. That Allah subhana wa Taala wants to see who is best indeed.
And if we pass it, if we pass it, then Allah subhana wa tada will give us everything that our heart desires. So all of that which you want in this world.
By the way, whatever you want in this world and our n inshallah this talk about this.
Whatever you want in this world,
in the hereafter
will be so much better.
This worldly life.
Anything that you hear in the Quran and the Sunnah about specifics of this of the hereafter. The only thing that is the same is what the only thing that sets is the name. So when you hear about fruits in Paradise, it won't be the same fruit. But the only thing that's the same as the name, rivers in Paradise, you can imagine a river but the rivers in paradise will be nothing like what you imagine, it will be so much better. When you might say how can that be? Or let me give you an example. Let me give an example. Maybe we can, we can understand that little bit better.
If we want to call someone. What do we do?
We take our cell phones and we just call anywhere in the world.
anywhere in the world. You can call
and speak to someone halfway around the world.
You can speak to anyone. And by the way, you know when the first when the phone on the phone when phones first came out one of my teachers in Medina when he was talking about it, he said in his village
when the phone first came out
the share in his village said it is chic to use a phone.
I'm not joking.
Mahajan, menial Mila
to use a phone
And you have been you are considered a non Muslim.
No joke, you might say, Well,
what was his reasoning?
What was his reasoning? his reasoning was?
How can a person
in Saudi Arabia
speak to someone in America?
It can't happen unless that person has used magic.
And magic is one of the major sins that takes a person outside the state of Islam.
Remember, you have to enter this is new, right?
And he, he couldn't imagine something someone speaking, you know, because let's say I'm talking to someone behind you, or over there. And I'm talking here and whispering and it goes through you. Okay? Yeah, you do not hear me? at that person over there. Here's me.
Isn't that amazing?
But do you ever think about how that happens? That in itself is amazing. The knowledge that Allah has given to mankind?
what do we call that?
We say I'm gonna call my mother 100 years ago, or 200 years ago, maybe you go to a person and you say, Brother 20 years ago, he say call your mother. Go call your mother in Malaysia, call your mother in Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur, say your mother lives in Kuala Lumpur, how do you call your mother
200 years ago? What would you have to do to call your mother
you'd have to get on a horse or a cow or a water buffalo whatever you
there isn't something any means. But you're gonna have to take a long time to go and speak to your mother. Right? What word did I use?
Well, where did I use? Call? Well, where do I use now? Is it the same call?
We use the same word. But it's anything but call 200 years ago. Right? The same word is there it's us. So whatever you may be thinking about, in your mind that gender is going to be like this and that it's going to be so much better.
And however you may think the Hellfire, how bad and how to how terrible and how painful it may be. It will be greater than what you will ever imagine.
And that's scary.
And so that is why
when you make dua to Allah, don't you do not need to be specific? You don't need to say yeah, Allah. I will add a Ferrari
engine. A red one? No, no, no, everyone has a red one. I want a blue one, right? instead.
You don't have to ask for anything of this world. Do you know why?
Because when you get to gentlemen, that Ferrari
is something you wouldn't even want.
Just like I remember when I was a kid.
I used to make dua to Allah in tahajjud.
For the Atari 2600
I don't know if you guys know the Atari 2600 or not. It was like two poles got bent back and forth. And they call that tennis football basket everything. It was just
it was just I used to make the offer that Atari 2600 and I said y'all
When I go to Paradise in sha Allah, Allah enter me paradise, and I want the Atari 2600 with every game that's ever made for it.
That was my dream. Right?
That's what I wanted. Now, if you were to give me the Atari 2600 element, what am I gonna do with this?
Do you want it?
You don't want it anymore? And that's why you when you ask Allah for Jana, you don't ask for specific things in this life. Because whatever you're gonna get, it's gonna be so much better. So this dunya whatever you have here, it is what?
A normal a normal hire to dunya la
Wallah. How was he gonna play amusement, adornments, whatever hurum by no comb, and just competing with each other, in to see and also with the cathode on film, while
boasting about each other boasting to each other about status, and wealth,
and children. And then in the end, if you get caught up in it,
then you do not realize the reality and the value of it.
And then in the future, it will be a boon Shetty.
And that's why it's very important for us to realize the reality of this world. And that's why we're going to be that's why we're speaking about that right now, in these talks about the distractions of this world, and now inshallah we're going to be speaking about also how to deal with some of the distractions and also how to strengthen our human because if we strengthen our Eman, then we will realize the reality of this dunya and so that's what we need to do inshallah, right now. We're gonna break and inshallah,
if you have, we, of course will have questions at the end. So if you have any questions and so forth, make sure you write it, write it, keep it write it down somewhere so you don't forget inshallah. Now right now, we'll break in Sharla for 10 minutes, right and then inshallah, we'll come back