Purification Of The Soul
Channel: Abdulbary Yahya
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As we are all feeling right now, when it is lacking in food and drink,
when it's, it will feel very weak.
But also eating the wrong things. When you don't nourish when it's not nourish, our bodies also become become weakened. But when our bodies become weakened physically, we immediately notice it. And we realize it and we tend to take care of it right away as soon as possible, when we are able to. So the when it comes to our physical needs and body, physical needs,
we are quick to correct any problems that we may have. But a lot of times
we forget that our bodies also are in need of nourishment. And the other side of it is the soul, the other side of the soul and the heart and those areas. And so sometimes, when a person does not realize that they are sick,
then they often
delay and do not take care of the problem. And it ends up getting worse. And so it gets to the point where a person's body or the person's body might be physically okay. But his soul is dead.
And it gets to the point where the person does not even remember Allah subhanho wa Taala when things occur, and that's why the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, methodology Escuela de la is guru Murthy He will make it the example of a person who remembers the love. And the example and the person who does not remember a lot is like a person who's dead and alive. Because those who have no
don't remember Allah when Allah bestows upon them great blessings, and reminds them with things that occur in their lives. They don't remember a law they don't recite the Quran. We don't think Allah subhanho wa Taala and everything that happens. It's Allah subhanho wa Taala is not to them. But I consider that a loss of hands in the picture. And so that type of person is like he's dead because he's there's no nourishment for the soul. No, no nourishment for the heart. And that's in our bodies needed every single day. Believe it or not, it's not just one day.
But we need we needed every single time that we needed all the time. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and Hadith in Sahih Bukhari Muslim from Iran, or the lohani, said kulu, Salaam m&s Ali Hassan said, all the joints and your bones and so forth, they need every single day. They need some other words, they need soccer.
rotations every single day the sun rises, is in your body needs that type of nourishment. And it's not the physical nourishment only, but it's the other
nourishment of the soul. And so the prophets have said, tadi lubaina naini sadaqa when you
Enjoying when people have problems and you're trying to bring them together and then that's asked that that is considered Seneca which I know Roger if he did but he was Fattah La,
la Machado sadaqa when you help someone, you know lift something, put it on his,
on his steed or his animal and then that also his sidecar will tell him to tie masataka and saying good things, say the good word is sadaqa. And every single step that you take to the masjid is Sunnah, Pastor, all of these things, those the proper sunset every single day, your body needs that as nourishment, these good deeds that you do. This is nourishment for your body. And this was this is what brings you happiness in this life, and in the hereafter. And so we tend to forget the other side, which is the soul and the purification of our heart, every single day. And we tend to when we forget that, just like every single day,
we need to brush our teeth, right? You don't brush your teeth. You don't take a shower. How do you think you're going to smell?
Like just for a day? Two days? Well, three days, no shower, don't brush your teeth at all. How do you think you're gonna smell you can smell really bad physically.
Our souls need that cleansing also, in time, it becomes tainted
with sins. And so you have to cleanse yourself all the time. That's why we pray every single day. And that's why we there's also a connection between that and the physical cleanliness also. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said La La, La La Paloma de la mer Tomasi walk, and the hoodoo. And another narration in the cooler Salah. If it wasn't difficult for my alma, I would have ordered them to use the sea walk with every prayer. This is to let us have the connection also that you need to clean physically be physically clean. But notice that with every single prayer, we should cleanse ourselves and you know, use the seawater and clean ourselves. In
other words, take care of our hygiene. But the more important aspect, both of them are important, of course. But the more important is also is the soul. And our hearts, we forget about that. But if our bodies if we don't take care of we don't clean clean it. It gets that dirty. How do you think our souls smell right now? If our souls and our hearts gave out a scent, how do you think it would smell
the vomit cleaning it. But we don't realize it. But you do feel it.
You do feel it when you stand up for prayer.
And you don't have that issue.
It's because you smell not physically maybe you might smell good physically, but your heart is dirty.
And it's when it's dirty. It's not your it's not able to see things clearly. And that's why you have so Allah subhana wa says Kela Bhavana Allah kulu
indeed, verse, Russ, that's on their hearts because of what they did. And so just like your windshield, anything that you have, you need to dust it off, and you clean it so you can see clearly, the same way you're not a you're not able to focus, you're not able to concentrate in your prayers.
And you don't feel the sweetness of a man. Because you're not your heart is not clean, and your soul is not clean. Sometimes we have sicknesses that are in our hearts that we need to take care of before we can do anything. And that's why when you stand up for prayer, you know when you're sick
when you're sick.
Do you like Do you have the energy to do things? Do you have the energy to go take a walk? When you're sick? Do you have the energy to even clean your house? Do you have the energy to do this and do that? No, you don't even want to do anything. because your body is so tired. So the same way. If you're feeling lazy when it comes to the worship of Allah, reciting the Quran,
standing up in prayer, making Vickie's doing good deeds, giving to the poor, helping others. If you feel that you have a hard time doing some of these things,
Because maybe your heart is sick. So it doesn't have that energy. So you have to,
you have to use, you have to do something about it, find a cure for it. And so, if you do not, then you're not going to have that energy.
You're not going to feel the sweetness of human. In fact, maybe when it's time to pray, you don't even want to go to the masjid. But those whose hearts are clean, and peer, when it's time to pray, you'll see them going very early to the masjid. And when I stand up for prayer, when the ad is being recited, it affects them emotionally, spiritually, to the point where you can see it physically in, you know, the effects of it.
In their eyes, because it's tearing up.
And when they, when it's time to pray, they're quick to pray. And they're quick to do good deeds, because they have the energy physically, and at the same time, also spiritually, they are they have spiritual energy, because they have taken care of it. And that's why Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says well enough to warm us away, and the soul, and he who perfected it, Allah Subhana, Allah mentions the so for Allah fujimura Ha, ha ha ha, ha ha ha. And he inspired it with the,
in the, the badness of it and also the taqwa of it. So in it you can have both. But after Hammond, Allah Subhana Allah mentioned flemons, aka handdyed success are those who purify what purify the soul, but habermann the Sangha. And indeed, they, he is indeed in total failure, if he stunts that growth, or he causes that the heart or the soul, and he makes it now nourish. And so that's why it's very, very important for us, to purify our souls. And so it also before you can even start doing that, you have to really, you have to find out how to diagnose yourself, when it comes to
how the condition of your soul, the condition of our souls. And one of the best ways
our condition, the condition of our hearts and our souls. We're talking about the spiritual side of it, because you know, if you want to see if your blood pressure's high or low, and that you have things to diagnose that also you have to see, what's the level of
the things that you can diagnose. Check yourself with the Quran.
How are you with the Quran? Do you like urine to read the Quran? Or is it difficult for you to read the Quran? That's why
guru Buddha, Masha, Masha Adam and Kalani Raveena if our hearts were clean, and pure,
then we would never have enough, we would never get enough of the word of Allah Subhana that you would always want to eat. And the man says, send me Allah halimun hamidah you probably are Allahu Akbar. And he goes down to record, if he would continue a little bit more, it would be better, but those who are sick, they want things very quickly. And when it's time for prayer, we want the players to go fast, because maybe our hearts are not peer and they're not in the condition that we want them to be. And so what are some of the things that stand out, first of all, that, that cause some of these things, we have to realize also that the sicknesses, the things that causes the
sickness, and also before we can go to the cure, so that we can diagnose, and so we know how to
get rid of some of the things or you know, some of the indicators.
Of course, the greatest sin and the greatest thing that affects the heart is Kufa and shirk, course confidentiality, because a person's happiness in this life and in the Hereafter is based on that. The person is a it has cooled and shaken their hearts, then
you might think that they're happy. You might see them partying and things like that, but deep down inside, they're not happy. Why? How do we know this? Well, if you look at the people who are very, very wealthy, now you know we're here in Houghton in southern
In California, so you know, you have a lot of people who are movie stars, they're famous, and people in the normal people, regular people, look to these people, as if this was this is like a dream life, to live this this way to be that famous to be that rich, to be to have an entourage of people that follow you. But why is it when they reach this level, you'll see that these people are facing such
conditions as depression. And they're in and out of rehab all the time. Right? Rarely do you find
people on welfare going in and out of rehab, right?
going in, and now that you see these movie stars, they're always going to hear this person going in, in rehab and out of rehab, having
this disorder and that disorder, going doing this and doing that. And some of them get to the point where they are they they commit suicide. And then the people, normal people,
like, you know, the lower classmen, or the middle class, they're looking at these people, and they're saying, how could you commit suicide? Why would they have such a person think about committing suicide when they got everything?
When they have everything, why? The reason is because these people,
they have reached a level where
they thought that this was going to bring them happiness,
that the wealth, the fame, was going to bring them happiness. But when they got there, and they did not find happiness, in the wealth and fame, they lose hope, because they don't know where else to look. But the poor people,
and those people are in haven't reached that level. Sometimes they still have that hope those hopes, they say, you know, I think I still have a chance, maybe I just bought a couple lottery tickets, and I get that type of money, if I will. So the chances are still there no matter how slim, they may make it, but the chances are there and they still have, you know, like sort of like a path where they think that happiness is there. But those guys who have reached that level, and they still haven't found happiness, they don't know where else to look.
They don't know where else to look. And so they will find in those who actually find some sort of happiness, they find happiness, after they have so much wealth, they find happiness in giving away some of that wealth.
And so they become what phyllanthus palustris where they start giving away this and that they have so much because then they say you know what, that's really happiness. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said kulu salaam Amina nurse, la sada
all of your joints when your body is in need of this
in need of this spiritual, but how do you strengthen it spiritually? Listen to what the prophet said a lot of sense, when you're helping someone.
Or when you're helping people come together, bringing peace, to understand.
bringing peace to people, gives you peace before anyone else. So when you help, many sadaqa. So don't think when you're helping people,
that you're doing them a favor, you do for the sake of Allah, and know that the rater benefit is upon you,
the viewer actually benefiting more than probably they are
because that's what will give you the man. That's what will cleanse your heart. That's what will give you those vitamins, the spiritual vitamins, we need physical vitamins, ABCs, and so forth, right? But this is the spiritual vitamins where you're helping other people. And you know the process of well kelemen fiber. So the nice word is sadaqa. So when you speak nice words to other people, and you make them happy, the first person that it affects is you. It makes you happy. Being kind is happy, Allah created us to be good.
Our bodies are created to be nice and kind and to be helpful to other people.
If we don't do that, then we will not attain
true happiness in this life, and even, you know, the functioning water bottle and
the new cleaning the road that sadhaka we're getting the reward for that. But your body, first and foremost needs that. And so that's why those rich people, when they do some of these acts, they do get benefit from it also in this life, their happiness, they get, they're happy by helping other people. And so what you realize once you get to that level, that when wealth and fame doesn't bring you happiness, when you find out, hey, you know, these little things are the things that are really making you happy. It's not the wealth and so forth. And so, when a person is helpful, when a person is kind to others, then it actually is actually helps you more than anything else. And that other
thing besides sherkin, Cofer is nifa and Chuck, this is another sickness of the heart. The fact is hypocrisy and having doubts. This is another sickness when you see some of those things occurring. these are these are major sicknesses. When a person has like balance and hypocrisy, that's the we're talking about these are deadly, deadly sicknesses. So these are the things that will destroy the heart. And that's the heart. And so you have to,
you have to the opposite of of it, of course, is acidum. being truthful with Allah, being sincere to Allah. When you're doing something, be sincere to Allah do it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala load and check your sincerity. So how can we work on our sincerity? What are some of the things that we can do to increase our sincerity? Because you know, sometimes, sincerity is a very, very tough, tough thing to do. And that's why
Rahim Allah, he said,
one of the most difficult things upon me, is sincerity. Because it changes upon me. It changes upon me. And so how do you increase your sincerity? One way to increase your sincerity is whenever you're alone,
whenever you're by yourself,
whenever nobody's there to look at you. you increase your good deeds,
recite your Quran, and do as many good deeds as you can, when nobody can see. And that's why one of the best ways to increase your sincerity is to stand up at nighttime and pray to hygiene.
That's what the prophet sallallahu wasallam says. He said, when he first arrived in Medina, and you know, when he first arrived in Medina,
he gave some very, very important advice. And so this is very, very important because it was the first his first talk, his first advice and this is something even in our time, right, you know, when Barack Obama when he was inaugurated in Washington, DC, a lot of people went to,
to listen to that first speech when he was a president. How many? How many million like 3 million people went? Right? And they, they, they went there and he was like, minus, I don't know how many was super, super cold. But they didn't care. Because that's his first word. These were his first words as the President of the United States of America.
Everybody's waiting to hear. So when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi salam arrived in Medina, what was his inaugural speech?
One of the first things because it's going to be something that's very important. What did the Prophet sallallahu say? And I want you to listen to it carefully, because it will bring this happiness in this life and hereafter because they will lay down the foundation of a community personal for your personal well being and this is what the you know, maybe brock obama speech was 20 minutes, right? I don't know how long it was about 20 minutes.
But the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was given what's known as Joanna kaelin concise precise in meaning with very precise and concise with very broad meaning. I mean very full which in meaning he didn't need to go 20 minutes, but in order for you to speak about what he said, you might need 20 months
Honestly, is as the miracle of the words even the the Prophet sallallaahu essence.
He was given that and so what did he say? I want you to listen.
He said, Are you Hanna's? Nobody's coming Let's face it, are you hardness is are you help me know? Are you well Muslim? He said are you Hannah's? Remember because there are non Muslims and there are Muslims in Medina. Right. So this is his inaugural speech, you Hannah's
Spread the collapse
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very concise, precise, you don't need 20 minutes. But everything is there.
He says, oh, people
give this a lapse.
And so the importance of
giving salons is very important. Because it's your first step to gender.
How's the first step to gender?
Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
let that hold the janitor hat to me No.
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You will not enter Paradise, until you believe until you have faith. You will not have faith until you learn to love each other.
Would you like me to show you something that if you were to do it, we would love each other, spread this allowance. And so that's why the companions they used to give salaams
and they used to give it in a way where they were seeking the reward from Allah. And it wasn't a cultural Salah
right now you have what's called a cultural slap. You're only giving salaams sometimes because you have to you need to or you need something. So the prophet SAW said the most assigns of the judgment akuna salaam will magnify that when a person gives allotments only for Madhava. Because they know that person or because they need to know that person. Or they need to know something like for example, somebody comes and says Assalamualaikum Brother, do you know where the closest Hallo restaurant is? Now he would not have given silabs to you, if he did not need to know where the closest ally restaurant was. But he should have given salon so even if he didn't need to know where
the closest restaurant was. Let's have the companions where because when you give Salaam so a person, especially someone you don't know. And you have to also when you're giving silabs.
A warm Salah
gives the labs to the point where the other person looks at you and says dry known from before. Like, like inside. He's thinking, Well, why is this guy giving me such a warm saliva? He's thinking Do I know you? And believe it or not, even if you didn't know him, he will treat you as if you did know him from before.
And the next time you meet him in the store, he will also like oh, you know him already, because that bond has already been created. And that's how the Prophet said nobody looked at people. And that's how he smiled. You have to understand, the reason why we're talking about this is because these are some of the little things that you consider the middle. But these are some of the things that purify our hearts, some of these actions that will purify our hearts. And so the Prophet sallallahu wasallam when he used to talk to people when he used to smile at people, it was so much he was it was so warm, that others would think that that was his favorite. And he was that the other
person was his favorite. And that's why I would have lost radi Allahu anhu.
He said, The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to smile at me.
Every time he would look at me, he would smile at me in a way that I thought that, you know, he thought that he was the best. So to the point where he came to him, and he said, O Messenger of Allah.
Is Abu Bakar better than me or am I better than him? Subhana Allah to the point where he thought that he was better than Abu Bakr ra the alojado
that's how the prophets of smile treated him and he said Abu Bakar the Messenger of Allah Allah live said
It is better than you. Okay, that's understandable, right? That's abubaker level. Okay, you know what, but he was still convinced he was so convinced
that he was he had such a high that he had such a high Rep.
position with the prophets on the law and Islam that he went to the next person, he said, O Messenger of Allah
is almost better than me, or am I better than Omar?
So behind Allah, He sincerely thought he was better than Oman.
Why? Because of the way the prophet SAW the light looked at him and treated him.
And so he said,
Omar is better than you. And after that answer, he said, I realized that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was like this to everyone.
I realized that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu, wasallam, was like this, everyone,
that when he spoke to someone
gave salaams to someone when he smiled at them. It was from the heart. They are sincere. And you know, believe it or not, people feel it.
No matter how hard you try to fake it, it is not coming from the heart, people will know.
So when you speak to somebody, when you smile at somebody, when you shake hands with somebody, when you give some lamps to somebody, do it from the bottom of your heart.
Do it the way the prophets of Allah did it. Because he is our example. So give sometimes that way,
and speak to them that way, smile at people that way. That's why, you know, I used to teach classes I teach. I used to teach
at Islamic school. It's terrible. But there's this one student that came to me. And he said,
you know, I'm your favorite student.
He says, you know, I'm your favorite student. And he was like, one of the worst students of the class
is like, really bad. You know, he's one of the worst students, but he needed some points. So he was trying to, you know, see if I could give him some extra points be more lenient in the test paper that I just created, and that he had given them an easy like two or three more points to pass. Right? This is the first thing he said was, you don't have your favorite student. I never said that to him at all, whatsoever. But every time I speak to any of my students, I always speak to them as if that person is my favorite student.
mentally, I prepare myself. And when I speak into them, I say, you know, I love this person for the sake of Allah, I don't care as as a Muslim, I love them. And I treat him as if he's my favorite student. I never say it. But notice, even though I didn't say they felt it,
they felt it. And to this day, some of the other some of the students when they come to me when they see they say that, you know, I am your favorite student.
Because they feel like they are, they feel that way.
But it's, you have to talk to people like that, and speak that's how the prophets have spoke to people fabula method main ally in tallow,
by the mercy of Allah, you were kind to them, when are going to fall
below the dome and how like, if you were course, harsh, cold, hard, they would have fled away from you, the companions loved the Prophet symbolism, and they love the leadership of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam.
And so, but you have to,
you have to realize that giving salaams has the effect, it has the beginning. And then the Prophet salallahu a sunset. So this is a member again, his inaugural speech, after Salah
without a matar
In other words, the feed the poor, not only just feed the poor, even those who have it's just the exchange, the easiest thing to exchange is what
food when you cook that's what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, is that about the Moroccan factory Roma,
Roma, he said when you cook anything with broth, increase the broth.
You like soup, you make a soup that has meat, increase the broth
Give some of it to your neighbors. This is something especially during Ramadan, right? When you cook something, now go to your relatives go to it and give them some of it also cook a little bit extra. This builds love. And that's why the prophets of the love of Allah He was set up remember we have to this is these are ways that we are purifying our souls.
when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said to her do
and you will love each other. And so the easiest thing to get, that's why he mentioned food, because it's the easiest, everybody has it, and everybody was in need of it. And so when you feed the poor, and when you exchange gifts, and you give food to the neighbors, your relatives, especially during the month of Ramadan, specifically,
you should cook extra, and this will increase the love.
as Muslims, we know how sometimes, nowadays we are affected by the culture,
and the community or the culture and the environment that we are living in. And so Muslims, now tend to give gifts during
when you have these gift exchange. But I want you to think about this. If you were to ask
the non Muslims, Christians, and even non Christians nowadays even celebrate Christmas break
you to ask them, What is the most stressful time of the year for you? What would they say?
They would say the holidays better? Most of them would say? Yes, definitely. Why is it so stressful for them? Isn't it a time of joy and happiness? Right? Don't they call it Merry Christmas? Like, are they supposed to be happy? Then why is it when you ask? And what is the most stressful time? It seems? contradictory, right? Why are they giving you that answer? Well, because there are expectations that they have to meet, and that they have to fulfill. And they have to buy presents, and gifts. And when they receive presence, they are not as happy as they should be. Because maybe they did not get what they really wanted. And even if they did get what they they did get what they
wanted, they probably spent more than
they, if they would have bought it themselves, they would have spent less money than that because they had to buy so much presents, but other people also and if they had received a little bit less, then maybe they're a little bit sad. But if they were to receive that gift
that they received on Christmas morning, at any other time of the year, they would be very, very happy. Why? Because it's unexpected.
So we as Muslims, it's not sooner, to exchange gifts, on aid only
when the exchange of gifts and exchange of food and things like that should be done on a regular basis. And when it's done when people are not expecting, then they will appreciate it more
people will appreciate it. Even if it is just a candy bar.
Let's say you go to the supermarket, and you know you're buying grocery and you see this, you know candy and it says three $4 something like that. Right? And you bought or you bought three of them, right? And you went to your sister. And you said Sister, I know you like this candy. So I wanted to give it to you as a gift. Maybe put a little small bow on it or something like that, right? You know, make it look a little bit nice as a gift. And even if it's just a candy bar, like 33 cents, right? 341 the other on sale. But your sister didn't say What's this for? Right? What's this for the sister because I love you. I want to give it to you. Oh,
she would just break down right? Even though it's not.
It doesn't cause a hole in your pocket or anything like that. But
you just made her happy
that you did, you don't have to do the thing. That's why you don't have to get anything expensive but when they're not expecting and you're giving something to someone, there'll be happy
to do to have boo and when you see that happiness in your system or in your art
Your uncle, your cousin, or maybe the mom.
Right? If he's not expecting,
you also are happy.
Because you you making the other person happy. You're going to, there's going to be a happiness that will fill your heart also, because we have been created, to be kind to people,
to help people, to be good to people. That's what we have been created. We've been created to worship Allah. And what is worshiping Allah mean? worshiping Allah, Allah subhana wa octyl, genuine nclr Leah,
I have not created a genuine mankind except for my worship. worshiping is not just prayers and fasting know, anything that is pleasing to Allah is worship.
being kind to your parents, is worship, because it's pleasing to Allah. And so give gifts to your aunts and uncles, his or your cousins that's considered pleasing to, it's pleasing to Allah. So it's considered worship. And so exchange gifts when people are not expecting, and who are the people that needed the most.
You're the people who you need to strengthen the bonds. Most are the people who are closest to you, your spouse, your children,
your mother, or father, and the people who are close to you. And so, the next time you go to the supermarket, go to the store, when you buy something, make sure you think of somebody else, someone else also in your family, or someone else's close to you, and buy it for them. Also, don't worry, even if it's not. If it's not, you might think it's very insignificant, but Subhanallah even if it's just $1 because they're not expecting it, they're going to be happy.
And you will see that the your relationship with everyone around you
will be so much better.
And when you need help, you're not doing this for them for that, of course you do it for the sake of Allah. But you'll see that people are quick to help you also, people are quick to be kind to you because you're kind to them. It's natural for a person. You know, it's not it is not natural, not normal for a person who's who received some type of kindness to be mean to the other person. And that's why some people you know, when it comes especially with non Muslims, right, some people they teach people like you have to have, you know that of course, well that was bought off and you have to it's a part of our Deen right. But they think that there's some misinterpretation, they think
that just because other persons are non Muslim, you have to hate them
it's not normal for even a non Muslim and is nice it is not normal to just hate the person who's nice to you. Like it's not natural. Right just because he's not Muslim you don't hate him. And by the way, it's okay to love non Muslims, okay? Because the prophets okay.
simple statement, but some people some Muslims misunderstand it. It's like it's a non Muslim.
record and they're just Yes, but that's how they interpreted like you have to hate but the prophet SAW the Latino said himself. Allah says in The Karate
Kid Nola de Maya, you cannot guide whom you love. Who is it? His uncle. His uncle was very kind to him very nice. But he was not he was not Muslim. But he loved him.
So it's not normal for someone to love I mean to to hate someone when someone is nice to you. You can just say hate them even they're not Muslims.
And so it's okay you know, it's okay to even if you want to, you know, it's not a condition to give gifts to this Muslim you can give gifts to non Muslims also. You know, like imagine what would what would it be what would it be like you're in your office and the P coworkers are around you. And next you go to the person's office you put a present and they say What is this for?
So something's not even something very, very significant or very expensive, right? Even though what messages are going to bring them in the USA you know, because as Muslims, we are ordered to exchange gifts to strengthen our love
for each other even amongst, you know, amongst people were ordered to be nice and kind to other people. Also, what do you think the non Muslims are gonna do any around in your office? Next thing against you, this person who the other person
Man, he's the best guy in the office.
Even though you're not even spending that much, it's not the value of the gift. It's not the value of the gift. It's the gift when given unexpectedly, it's very valuable.
To me, it's very valuable. And so we as Muslims, that's what we need. Remember the problems that you had Nast?
was our harmony enjoying relations? So you have to enjoy the relations with other people.
mean the people who are related to you try to figure to find them, find them and enjoy relations with them. Because this is a very, very rewarding act
of worship. study that it's very rewarding and it will help you intergender How will it help you intergender because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said when you're standing in front of the serons
near the Surat is very, very,
very, very it's very first of it's very dark.
Very thin, very sharp. So when you're walking over it, you walk.
It's not your acrobatic abilities that will help you to cross it. It's your genes. Your genes will help you across it. And you know, a tightrope walk, you know, that works. person walks on the tightrope in the circus. What do they need? What do they always carry?
a stick. Why?
To balance them because if they didn't have it, I think they would fall down right away. If you walked without it is a very skill, but but they're usually available. It's that high, they are going to need it. They need to balance you know, the setup, you're gonna need balance also.
You're going to need it. But what is that balance? Let's just stick that you have to carry and you can't carry one side either. You gotta care both sides, right? You get you have to balance right. And so what are those two things? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Well, you know the soraa two things will come. One Rahim and Amanda Rahim. You're enjoying our relations. And Amana that's why you can't intergender if you don't have these to the prophets of Allah, as I said liat whole the whole agenda in a hadith in Sahih Bukhari la yet Hello Jana
a person who cuts relations will not enter Paradise
he will not cuz you won't be able to cross it. And love humanity livin Allah amanatullah person does not have a man he who is not trustworthy Amana trust, some interest you or something you have to be trustworthy. So you have to have these chords. This is your balance. So enjoying relations and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said
he said to Allah woman and Sadie could Mateus be our hammock. He said, know your lineage, so that you can enjoin relations. Know your lineage. In other words, know who's related to you, as a part of our Deen is to know who's relate to you find out who are the WHO THE Who are the people who relate to you, even if they're like cousins or second cousins, so that you can be kind to them. So you can look for the opportunity to gain this great reward that will help you to enter Jannah will help you to enter Paradise. And so
the Prophet sallallahu said we're still
soluable layli when NASA Nia and pray at nighttime, when others are sleeping,
that hudl Jana, the salah
and pray at nighttime when others are sleeping, and you are intergender with peace. So this was the Prophet salallahu Allah He was an inaugural address. When he arrived in Medina. It was the first time that he was ahead of the state.
Remember when he was in Mecca? He was not in charge. But when he came to Medina, what were the conditions in by Atul Aqaba. afonya The second Bay or the second pledge.
The second pledge of course there are conditions one of the conditions is that that you obey me and you listen in all that I tell you to do that which is good. So when the Prophet Solomon was leaving Mecca to Medina, he was not leaving Mecca to Medina as a refugee seeking refugee status.
seeking asylum or anything like that? No. You know why he was there.
He was there to lead the people in Medina.
He was there as a leader and this was his inaugural address. That's why Abdullah Salam. He said the first thing I heard from the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, upon his arrival in Medina was a yohannes
ala rasulillah, or ham, or salami, layli, were naturally yam that hulu's agenda to be Salah.
And this was the Prophet Managua address. And I mentioned this because we talked spoke about sincerity. How can you increase your sincerity by doing deeds? By when you're alone, when nobody's there to see you? And what's the best time when you're alone? Nobody's there to see you.
It's at nighttime.
When everyone's sleeping, or solo belay, pray at nighttime. When NASA Niihau and others are sleeping.
Then you enter Paradise, Jenna, peace, you have peace in this life.
And you have peace in the hereafter also, peace by entering data salam, and Allah somehow invites us we're low yet Do you know that is Allah and Allah Subhana cause to the Salah to Jenna to paradise, the abode of peace.
And another thing, another sickness, when we're talking about things that are
that will strengthen our heart, and that will cleanse our heart and cleanse our soul.
And now we'll speak about some of the things that you can detect some sicknesses, some signs, so that you know to find a cure.
One sickness, if you know that your heart is sick is when you're afraid,
your own you're afraid of people afraid of others. No, of course, being afraid, is normal. Everyone is afraid of this and failure that's natural. But to be paralyzed
by those fears, is not good.
Because the Muslim is courageous.
And Muslim is not a coward.
The Muslim puts his trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so when you see that you're afraid of this, you're afraid of that you're always worried about this, and worried about that so much. When it comes to the worldly matters, that maybe that's an indication that there's something wrong with the heart. When it's when it's extreme. Of course, everyone's when it when it becomes extreme. And so
this is a sign that you need to cleanse your heart. Another sign that you need to cleanse your heart is you following your desires, always, always, always following following your desires, not being able to control your desires, whatever your desires tell you to do that you just do it. So the thing that's really dictating how you behave and how you talk is not whether it's pleasing to Allah or not. But it's okay if this makes me feel good that I'm going to do it. You know, I don't care about anything here. I don't care about anything else. And so there are some people who they,
all they do is they take their Lord, they take their desires as if it's the Lord.
I mean, unless he maiya, tequila, whoa, however, there are some people who take their how're their desires to be their Lord, when you know, when I lost my tells you to do something. If we as Muslims, we should follow the commandments immediately. But there are some people who they listen to the only thing they listen to is their desires, and their desires, tell them to do it and they do it. And so if you see that you're always following your desires, then you have to check yourself. And you have to this is this is one of the one of the major sickness that's in the heart. Another thing is
Another sign of sickness that your heart is sick. If it's if there's some if there's arrogance in you,
you act very arrogant. And you
you're very, very, you know, when you have this cube of this arrogance that's in your heart.
What's arrogance, by the way?
arrogance, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said,
none of you
now you had whole agenda.
Mankind if he told me he missed, call
none of you will enter Paradise if he has just a mustard seed or an Adam's weight of arrogance in his heart.
So this is something that's very dangerous. So when the companions heard this, they said, O Messenger of law, some of us like to wear nice shoes and nice clothes.
Is that arrogance? And then the Prophet sallallahu said in the law Jamil, you had bull Jamal, Allah is beautiful, and he loves beauty.
Qaeda, battle hockey wantonness.
He said no, that's I mean, you know, some people who like nice clothing, you know, and nice, wearing nice things. This is something that's good. Allah is beautiful, and he loves beauty.
arrogance is when you reject the truth, when you know the truth, what the truth is, and you reject it, you refuse to accept it, and will have to nurse and belittling other people. So a sign
a sign of sickness in a person's heart is their unwillingness to accept the truth. And that's one of the major forms of arrogance.
That's why we have a lot of people. We have many people. Nowadays, when they go and ask the chair,
about a muscle issue. They'll ask the chair and another shirt comes to ask again. And then the shirt comes to ask again. They'll ask like anyone that they can find the same question.
And then they find an answer. Of course, they eventually find an answer that they like, and then they'll stop asking.
Like, for example, some people will want to buy a house and they'll mention and they'll phrase their question in a way where they want to steer and make the shift be inclined towards the answer that they want. You know, how some people when they want to do something, you know that from the question, you know, what he has already decided? Already? Right? So they mentioned all the factor, let's say somebody who loves to listen to a Nasheed, right? And they love to listen to, you know, a Nasheed or music or things like like that. They'll say, like, you know, sometimes we have these nasheeds like that.
The words are Mashallah, very good. Yeah. Speaking about good thing isn't nothing bad about it in terms of its words. And, you know, they remind you of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And, you know, sometimes, you know, when you're driving, of course, we love to read the Quran. Sometimes you want to
listen to these machines once in a while, but you know, sometimes they have a little bit of music, and that is it, is it? Right? That, you know, the words are good, is it okay? Just to listen to these beautiful words.
They understand that wording that he's already given, he already wants to listen to, like, what's his name, you know, some of them that have mentioned the name,
you understand? So, sometimes some people are like that, because they've already decided to follow something or they want to buy a house, let's say and they'll ask, Chef, you know, the situation is this is like, you know, nobody will rent their house to me because of this, you know, and, and so, I have to buy, you know, you have to buy a house in sometimes living in this society. So is it permissible for us to buy a house on you know, with the Rebbe mortgage living in the United States? Yeah.
Of course, if you asked him, eventually you always find somebody who's okay. Right.
And then when he says that he finds somebody says, when he stops, you know, those people are photoshopping, they go shopping for factors. You call this photoshopping? It's like going to the mall. You say I don't like this, okay? I don't like this. But we as Muslims.
We want the truth.
You don't decide. Before you ask.
When you asking, you should ask only people whom you trust.
concerning your dean, you don't just ask any Joe Schmo.
Okay, because everybody's always giving that to us, left and right. Ask the most the person you trust the most, because this is your dean. And when you ask Allah subhanho wa Taala says, first
in quantum data alone, ask the people of knowledge, if you do not know
so what alone
tells us to ask the people of knowledge. Indirectly he's telling us also to follow those answers that the people have knowledge gift to you.
It would be
an it would not make sense that Allah would ask us to ask the people of knowledge about something we don't know. And then allow us to decide whether to follow it or not.
Right. So the order also is not only to ask, also to follow after you ask people whom you trust in your deen, of course. And they you know, and somebody whom you trust, of course, someone whom, you know, that are following the sun and the Quran and Sunnah. When they giving you the answer, they giving it based on proof, not based on, you know, any anything, so you have to look for people whom you trust, and you ask them. And so some people when they ask, they don't ask for that reason, they're not looking for the truth. They've already decided to follow their desires. And they only want someone to justify the decision that they made, to make them feel better about the decision
that they have already made. It's all that's all. That is a form of kibber
form of arrogance. Because you don't, you don't want to follow the truth. Because you know, sometimes you know, it's wrong.
And you know, you shouldn't be doing something, but you just want to find sort of like a loophole, but there's no loophole in Islam.
The theory and philosophy is very, very clear, and very precise, very, encompasses everything and there are no such things as loopholes. So if you see yourself having this type of arrogance,
rejecting the truth, not loving the truth, when you hear the truth you want you wish you didn't hear that, then there might be a sickness that's in your heart.
There might be a sickness that needs cleansing.
So this is also another sign of keyboard arrogance is another sign that your heart is sick, that you need to take care of it. Another is a short,
greediness, miserliness. That's also an indication that your heart is not clean, not here.
Because those people are people who have clean hearts. They put their trust in Allah. And they're not greedy. They're not miser, because the Prophet sallallahu was not that way. He was very, very generous.
And that's why Ayesha
Ayesha, and also
he said that the prophets of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was
the most generous of people.
He was the most generous of people, and he was most generous. When he was Ramadan. He,
when he used to be with jabril anybody know why, why he was most generous?
Why is this mentioned in the same statement?
The same, you know, generosity and reserve recitation of the parameter ebrill.
New hydrolysed Kalani Rahim Allah. He said, this is the effects
the effects of the Quran upon the believer.
Notice that the Prophet sallallahu sallam, when he met jabril, what would he do with gibreel?
Who would he do? He would recite the Quran.
And he did it twice, when there was the final Ramadan, with jabril. And this is the time when he was most generous.
This is the time that he was most generous.
And he was most generous because the effects of the Quran upon the believer. And so it's also another thing, just a tangent here, during the month of Ramadan, we should always have partners also to read with. And this is what the profits are linear,
when we don't have the blood coming down to a suicide recycler or anything like that. So we have the partners amongst our brothers, and the companions used to read to each other.
They used to be psyched to each other all the time. And that's why after the Battle of
after the battle ahead
70 Muslims were martyred. And this was a large number for
casualties were very few few in the old days because they didn't have these weapons of mass destruction. So it's harder to kill someone. And so suddenly it was a very, very large number. And so it was hard to dig 70 graves
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would put three people per grave. And he would, he would arrange them by order of the amount of Quran that they memorize. So the first person who memorize the most would be the front and so forth. And every single time he would ask the companions who memorize more amongst these three, the companions would know to the exact surah.
Why? How did they know how much this person memorize to the exact store?
Because they used to read to each other. This was a sweetener. This was something that we ourselves in our massages we have abandoned.
They used to recite and learn from each other the Quran,
I want you to think about our condition. There are people who we see every single day in the masjid. And there are people who we are very close to. Now I want you to think how much does that person
memorize? Do you know what surah his memorizing?
Most of us we don't, even if we see them every day, it's because we're not applying this sadhna.
And this is what they used to do. And believe it or not, if we do this,
you will see that there will be much more
tranquil tranquility, calmness and peace in the massages.
And they will not be all this politics.
Because the problem we have in our massages and in our slimming centers. The problem we have is this.
This arrogance also and this lack of humbleness, and no not learning from each other. We're not teaching each other so we don't have this strong bond. And so that's why you have people who want to take position. But when they take position, they want to do things so that people will say that it was done under their term or under their administration, whatever it is, but you the Muslim Ummah would get so much more done if people didn't care who got the credit.
In the massages in our in our organizations, if we did not care who got the credit, we would, we would stop so much problems, we would solve so much problems. And so where does it start? It starts with the soul with knifes with the heart that our hearts are not here. And so one of the best ways of course, we were mentioning some of them,
you know some of the things that some of the sicknesses so that you can detect and weaken which Allah will mention some more of the clear some of the things that we can do. But right now, we're mentioning just some some of the of course we mentioned some of the cures, but at the same time, most of the we're just going by some of the some of the signs that your heart is sick so that we can take care of it. So
greediness, miserliness. And also cowardice being you know, that that type also, that's also a sign that the person is hardest sick. When a person is always afraid, or was always afraid to do this, no one's afraid to do that. You're a coward. You don't have courage because a Muslim is courageous. Why? Why is a Muslim courageous?
A Muslim is courageous because he does things for the sake of Allah.
does not look for praise from the people when they're sincere. And they are not worried about people.
And they Sharla they're not worried about criticism from other people. And that's why a sign of sincerity.
Aside sign of sincerity is, as alphabet mentioned, a sign of sincerity, his criticism and Praise to you are on the same level.
They're the same criticism and praise. You're not fazed by criticism. And you're not affected by people praising you in terms of like, you know, you don't become more arrogant or anything like that. You're not working for that. And so a person a Muslim is not a coward. So let's say a person is ordered, is told to do something.
And they're let's say they're told to give a talk as a short talk to his maybe a group of students.
If you're sincere,
you won't worry about people criticizing you. Why? Because you try to do your best. And you know, you try to do your best and that you gave it your best effort. Whether people know it or not, Allah knows.
And you're not worried about criticism and you're not worried about you know, you're looking you're not looking for praise. And so if you're not looking for praise, and you're not worried about that,
criticism, and you're doing it solely for the sake of Allah, you're going to do your best, you're going to give it your best. So it gives you the strength.
So when a when a person does it for the sake of Allah gives them strength. And so that's why that cowardice is gone.
So person's heart was pierced, is not a coward. So you see that cowardice that's in your heart, that's a sign that you need to correct you need to cleanse your heart. And also acid.
acid is jealousy. When you see you're jealous of this person, that person, it's a major sickness that's in a person's heart, that's a major indicator that you need to cleanse your heart, you need to purify yourself. Why? Because when a person is jealous,
I mean, how can you be jealous, and you should never be jealous, why? Because whatever that person has, in terms of property alone, is the one who granted it to them, who gave it to them. And the law is all wise and he knows. So he gave that person such and such property or acceptance of, you know, car and so forth. And maybe you might not have it so you know, when you are pleased with what you have. And whatever people have you realize it's Allah is the one who has given it to them, then you don't have that jealousy. But when you have that jealousy, it's as if you are defined as if you're objecting to the decree of Allah subhanaw taala that you're objecting to the wisdom of Allah subhana
wa Tada. Because Allah is all wise, he might not make you as rich as the other person because he knows that you can't handle it. Because there are some people who can't handle poverty. And there are some people who can handle prosperity.
There are some people we give them wealth, they become corrupted by it. And there's some people that can't handle poverty. That's why one of the
one of the madam The house
was very rich. He said,
Elisa Lee, well, let's deliver for me to be my *, okay for *. He said, you know, me and me. And poverty, we don't get a lot of poverty is not for me. I'm not for poverty, like, we don't get along. Okay? So because he knows himself, he said, I can't handle poverty. I can't handle poverty, poverty is not for me, I'm not for poverty. So give me enrich me with however you will with whatever you will.
Okay, for like this job you like, some will say some of us. The thing is, Allah knows. Because there are some of us, some of us, we might say, yeah, Allah, if you were to give me $3 million dollars, you know, I would devote myself I'd be in the machine every day. Like, you know, like, I could just retire Devo. I'd be in the machine every day. But the thing is, how do you know, when alarm gives you $3 million, maybe in the next day, you're in Las Vegas.
Maybe you can't handle it. Or if I show you drive in this arrogance starts to come. Right? Get a nice car now. And then all of a sudden you like this guy.
Looking down on people, maybe you can't handle it. So there are some people can handle poverty. And there are some people who can't handle prosperity and Allah knows. So whatever condition Allah puts you in, be pleased with it.
Be pleased with it. So that jealousy so the jealousy
when you have jealousy, it's as if you are objecting to the wisdom of Allah, Subhana, WA, tada, Allah, all wise. And whatever the person has in this dunya it's not much anyways, the most important thing is your man and your faith. And so, and part of that kindness, that's in your heart, it's going to make less or it's going to make you happy. So if you have that type of jealousy, that means there's a sickness that's in your heart, there's a sickness that's in your heart that you need to care. If you don't care, it will only eat at your own happiness.
You're gonna be the one that will suffer more than anyone else.
And so, we have a couple more things in Sharla. We have a few more sessions to cover, but I know it's almost especially when it
when it's almost time to stop. A lot of our ears and minds are not folk and not functioning, the 100%.
And so we'll give a little bit of time for questions and question answers if there are any, if not, Sharla we'll get ready for
Sometimes very strong.
And then there are times where it's really low.
Now the thing is, first of all, we have to realize our Eman
part of cinema.
Cinema jamara is that Eman rises and also goes up and down, or Alamin goes up and down. And it's it's, it's normal to feel that way. And so because the more we do good, the more we do good deeds, then our demand rises and the more sins that we commit, then it goes down also. And that's why sometimes as a result of some sometimes results of our actions, this affects our human affects our faith. And so one way to not have that crash. One way to not have that crash is to follow a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu. Certainly McQuarrie said it was the Prophet Solomon said hydrolat man and Rama were in
the best of deeds, that which is most consistent even if it's just a small amount. So let's say you have a problem. Sometimes you read the Quran, Mashallah you sit down, you're looking forward to read the Quran. But I want you to do something, I want you everyone here right now, to make a conviction.
That for now from now, until the day they enter the grave, until the day you enter the grave, the day you die.
Read a small portion of the Quran, very pigma and amount. Let's say for example, half a page of recitation, just half a page. But never, ever don't put too much, though. Don't put too much. Don't say every day, I'm going to be the Jews. You have to start, you have to start small, consistently. And this is what the companions did. There were these that they chose, no matter how busy in the most busy time of their lives, they would never do, they will still be able to put it in. But never pick. Let's say they'll say okay, well, from now on, I'm going to put a rock as of, of tahajud every single night, you know, you're not gonna be able to clearly consistent with that. Okay, so pick less
or you know, that, hey, this, this takes something else that you can handle, no matter even if it's your day that you have, you have finals and you have no time. Like you you're, you know, your degree is dependent upon this test. You can still put it in your schedule.
And so that's why, you know, the companions like Allenby followed the law he was asked, he said on the night of Safin through the night Josephine was a very, very a, it was a night in which there was a lot of problems. The Muslims were killing each other. And those who you know, who know what happens to feed know that there's total chaos
compared to the
one at a time the reason he asked me before he said, Did you pray with us tonight.
He said, I did pray my width tonight. I didn't leave it even on that night, because he knew that was the most difficult night. If there's any night that he would have left with it, it would have been that night. But he went to see Valley because he knew I live in a part of the Netherlands this winter. He said he wanted to see if he left it that night. But he didn't leave it that night.
in the thick of the battle, total chaos. The whole night was was chaotic.
But he still did not leave.
Because he made that conviction.
Even that he would never leave it. And so with the Quran, and with everything else, we have to pick a small amount and be consistent because if you do that, then you don't hit a crash.
Because just a small amount will remind you
and then you will come back up. Eventually you come back you won't hit you, you get to a level but you won't crash for two months and not read the Quran. So you know, like if you pick three verses for exam three is before you go the whole day. Okay, so you know, I didn't, let's say, let's say you say you say to yourself, you know, I will never go I will never
have a day or three days pass, except that I will pray at least one prayer in the masjid in those three days. You might say well, three, that's not much. That means you can do more than that. Of course, whenever you can you do more than that. But if ever there is a time that you did not pray two days in a row, you didn't go to the masjid on the third day. It's a shot time right now. You missed the first four ready, you say you know what you say to yourself, or Mohammed or Abdullah? You are a person that never allows three days to pass without you going to the machine. And then no matter how tired you are you go
because that's part of your character. That's you and if you can
Do this for six months, anything consistently for six months, it becomes your character. This is psychologists that that's what they say. So you want to do consistent, but pick a small amount, and pick in terms of sadaqa. Pick a small amount, in terms of visiting the sick, it could be a monthly deed, could be a bi monthly did try monthly deed, it could be a daily deed, it could be a weekly deed, but make sure you plan it and you write it down. And if you do this, then you will not hit that crash. Because you always have that's why you know, you know, Abu huraira, the Allahu anhu. He said, From the day I heard from my haleyville, from the day I heard from the prophets of the land as
one might, by the word, the word with the word khaleel is like my one and only love.
My one and only love and that's why the prophets of Allah He was set up is that if I had a vacuum would have taken a Holly Hill.
Right if I would have taken that would have taken Abu Bakar as my holiday.
But he's my companion and Allah subhanho wa Taala has already picked him as Helene. And that's what the alcohol is like your one and only love someone who's like the one the closest one only. And so that's why you have to, you know, what I wrote the law, he said, Michael Neal, and he told me
since that from the day I heard from him,
that I would never say about that, from the day that I heard from him.
I never left it. There are three things I never left since the day I heard from the Prophet Solomon. One of it was, anybody know, three things that Admiral never left says he never slept, except that he prayed with a prayer. That means that that's his minimum, if he's really tired. Usually he would pray at nighttime and pray with it at the end. But let's say he feels very tired. He would never the with the prayer, the three Rockcastle with a prayer, and the two and a half prayer and three days of fasting.
Three days if so these are three things that I bought, I became part of the character of Abu huraira that we know in the house of Abu huraira there was never a time except that someone in his house was praying. Either his wife, if his wife was sleep fall asleep or getting sleepy, she would wake up Wake him up and if he was sleepy, he would wake up servant or something they are anyone that was in the house. And so he we used to pray more than that, that his minimum was that he would never go to sleep and so this was the minimum that he had. So try to pick a small amount and be consistent, be consistent. So
it's time for a start right now so we asked a lot of time to teach us that was benefits and benefits from those times. It is
exactly the same she's in Charlotte the next session will resume so if we can have everyone back in the massala by 755 or sorry by 855 inshallah, so then we'll begin the next session inshallah and remind all of you to stick around for the pm tonight in Charlottesville. zeca located
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Allah Subhana Allah Allah
has created us, as I mentioned,
he created our physical form.
And also we have a very, very mysterious side which is a row which is a soul and it's also the internal side the knifes and also our hearts. Sometimes we don't understand
Some of these things properly even with modern medicine and so forth,
we can even define, for example, what death really is. Of course, as Muslims, we know that when the soul separates from the body, that's the definition of death. And they have of course, different interpretations of what that is. But this is also indicates that we ourselves as humans, Allah Subhana, created the spiritual side. And we also have the physical side, the spiritual force effects, they both affect each other, but in the body.
There is a mechanism in the body
that in modern time you say it pumps blood.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran, he says, Well unproven life, Kahuna visa, and they have hearts that understand that with the hearts that do not understand. So the faculty of understanding
is in the heart.
And the message of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah, we're in the field, just like the Buddha. In the body, there's a flesh, there's a piece of flesh, either a solid, solid, Jessa Dooku. And if it is,
pure, clean and healthy, then the whole body is healthy. Well, either faceted fessor just had a clue. And if it is, unhealthy than the whole body also is unhealthy in terms of the spiritual side aspect of it, Allah hell, indeed it is the heart. And also, you know, health wise also the heart.
Also, of course, we know that it is physically it's very important. But the last time I mentioned that, when Cordoba liahona began, they have hearts they understand that with it, and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
this is inside Buhari and Sahih, Muslim,
when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was young, as a boy,
about the age of four years old, in the desert, abandoned sad
jabril alehissalaam came
and opened up his chest and took out his heart and washed his heart in with Zamzam water.
And he took out
a small black
piece from it. And this is the piece that you know, that
sometimes we have, we ourselves have an affected by it in a heartbeat. Allah Subhana Allah prepared the Prophet sallallahu wasallam for Prophet and Messenger ship from when he was very young, at a young age. But also the point here is that
the heart was taken out, it wasn't the brain that was washed.
It wasn't the brain that was washed. And some people when they read this ID,
some people they find problems with it. How could this be our authentic IDs? Are you sure? How is he going to survive if it's hardest taken away? Well, the thing is, in our time, we have what's called heart transplants. And another person's heart is put in, in place of that person's heart. And that person can still survive. And if humans can do it, do you think a lot can do it? You think Allah subhanho wa Taala can't give
the faculty the skills to do such a thing if humans can do so.
So definitely, of course, Allah subhanho wa Taala can make it happen. But the point of proof is at the heart is where the faculty of understanding is. And it's
it's also you know, in our time, a lot of times Also, since we've had heart transplants,
believe it or not, there have been even, you know, studies related to the heart. And I know, I know somebody personally, whose father was his father had a heart transplant. After they had after he had this heart transplant, they realized that there was a change in his character. But he was very emotional.
He became very emotional and sometimes he would break down and cry very easily.
And everyone in the family noticed it.
We found out later of course they had the heart that he received was a heart of a woman.
It was a woman's heart
there have been also
stories and recordings that have been
recorded down, in which there was a, there was once a woman, or There was once a girl, she received a heart, she had a heart transplant. And she started seeing nightmares.
And this was after the heart transplant, she would wake up, frightened, very scared. And she would see this dream repeated very often.
She saw a person
attacking her and killing her.
it scared her a lot. But she kept on seeing the same person.
And so the fact the parents had the parents were wondering,
they wanted to hear this because she would wake up in the morning, and then nighttime, very scared.
And they found out that the heart that she received was from another girl who had been murdered.
And so that family went, and they had not found the murderer yet. person who murdered that other girl, who she said
they had not found the other person, the murderer yet. And so they went to the police. And they informed him they found the police officers or what she saw. And she described the person whom she would see.
And because of her description,
they were able to find the murderer.
Because of her description, they were able to find the murderer that the heart has changed bodies. But there's something there that has memory, this cut, they call it cellular memory. So if you look up heart transplant asked ashay, Google put down hearts, heart transplant cellular memory, that you get something you'll get.
You'll get some answers related. Some stories also relate to that. There was also another girl who had also had a had a heart transplant. And
after having this new heart, she was very inclined towards music. He loved to play the me play music. And she even knew how to play the piano.
But she had never
taken piano lessons.
And she was it was so she was she and she started to love music. And this was not her before. And so they found out because they have you know, high privacy issues and so forth. We related to that, that somehow they found out who were where they got the heart from. And so it was from another girl who died, who passed away of because of another sickness. And so this was her heart. And so they went to the parents, the parents of that girl. And so they visited, they visited
And when they visit the house,
they were they brought the mother, the mother of the of the of the girl who had donated her heart, but she had already passed away of course,
they went to her room and she herself she said ever since she passed away, I left her room just the way the way it was. And so she just happened to open some of the drawers and so forth. And she found a song that her daughter had written.
And so she started reading the wordings of the sound of the song, she started trying to sing it. And the other girl who received her daughter's heart was in the room. So when she stopped singing, that girl
continued, the mother didn't even know the song. That girl finished the song off exactly how it was written
exactly how it was written. And so when the loss of a hanworth Allah says, Well, I'm kulu ally of Kahuna bihani of hearts, I understand not with it. We don't say that the mind has nothing to do with it. No, but maybe the trigger comes from here, and it sends a signal upwards instead of the other way around. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala also during the time of slotland Mirage, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his heart was also opened up. And again, it was washed and filled with a man and put back and by the way, this was something physical. Why because I'm so new Malik nadodi Allahu anhu. He said I would still see the remnants of the stitching,
when it was put back together. When the chest of the prophets of Allah was put back together, he would still see it, the remnants of a scar from that and so
is the area it's a very important thing that we have to, we have to purify our hearts, we have to cleanse our hearts. And of course, the way to cleanse our hearts is not to make the either dividual comes and opens our heart and cleanses and so forth. We cleanse our heart in many ways,
just like I mentioned earlier, this, like our bodies get dirty, our teeth, if we don't brush our teeth, we will smell very bad. And so our souls also and our hearts also become dirty, and they become tainted with, by our sense, and so you have to cleanse it continuously, otherwise it will, it will be very dirty, unclean, unhealthy. And when there's too much it becomes to the point where it becomes dead. Because it's so sick, that becomes a that it becomes dead. And so we spoke about some of the signs of sicknesses of the heart and so inshallah we'll try to speak a little bit more about about that and also about how to cleanse our hearts. And so just like we need to brush our teeth
every single day. We also need to cleanse our heart every day.
That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, but he was hand in my soul. In Nila stone Pharaoh LA to LA he philleo me at Avada and another narration experiment, Sabrina marva more than 70 times another 100 times in a Muslim. And so the messenger of himself a loss of Hamlet, Allah has already forgiven his past and future sins. But he makes his stick far. And by the way, the word 70 in the Arabic language and 100. When it is used, it means it's an abundant amount. It's a lot so it doesn't mean that okay, if I said it's there for 70 times already, I'm going to stop. That's it. They just continue it's a continuous process. You always make it that far to Allah subhanho wa Taala
ask Allah for forgiveness, but notice, listen to what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said in me, let us tell Pharaoh law. What to boo LA. He makes it still far and makes Toba. So what is the two Why did he use both? Because it's still far is beseeching and asking Allah subhanho wa Taala. To forgive our sins to ask Allah Subhana Allah for forgiveness. It is something that we do verbally. Koba taba to me means to return to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So making Toba is actually making the conviction and showing it in action that what we are asking for what we are what we have just done. In other words, we have asked for forgiveness, we have actually not only set it verbally, but we have put it
into action to show that what we are asking for is true, is sincere. So we put it into action that's Toba to return to Allah to change your character for the best, not just saying it with our mouths only. And that's why when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed us of a man.
This man killed 99 people, he killed 99. And so he had a burning desire in his heart to repent
and to change his ways to return to Allah and to ask for forgiveness. So he was in search of the most knowledgeable person, and he was shown a man. And so when he went to that man, he said, I have killed 99 people, is there hope for repentance for me? And so he said, 99 people, so he said, I told them, no, there is no 99. And so he killed them also, and he completed 100. I mean, what's the difference between the 99 and 100? If he's already killed 99? What's one more person? Like, Saudi killed 99 people? And so if if also there's no hope for him, just kill this guy off. Right? So he killed him. He killed him. But you know, he still had hopes. He had this burning desire, there must
be a way There must be a way for him to change. And so he again was searching for the most knowledgeable person and the other person, the other person was a worshiper. And this also shows you the dangers of ignorance. English can kill, it can kill you and get you killed also. So he would say the first person was an Arabic worshippers.
But not a scholar. And so he was, he was shown a scholar. The second time this is the next time he asked for the most knowledgeable person, so he went to him. And he told them what he did. And he said, what is it that can come between you and the repentance to Allah Subhana, Allah subhanho wa Taala is always there for you to you're always there to accept your repentance, as long as you're sincere, but
you have to leave the land of the bad people and go to the land of the good people. The the area where he's in his bad, so he has to leave and go to the other place. So this show this is what we call Toba. Imagine, look at this man, he is willing to leave the land in the country in the town that he's used to that he knows. This is not something that's easy for many of us who have been who have been forced to move or migrate or go to places. We know how difficult it is because you go into a new area, you don't know anyone. It's difficult, especially if it's a place you were born or you grew up in, you're used to all the time. That's not something that's easy. But he is said, you know,
there is repentance for you. But you have to go to the land and the good people. As I mentioned, that's not something that's easy for someone to do such a thing that he was willing to do so. So it shows his sincerity. So he didn't say okay, just repent to Allah and just just stay there. You also have to take all the measures so that you do not go back to those sins. So a lot of us when we a lot a lot of people, when they
love people, they repent, they say, okay, you know, I don't want to listen to music in a minute. But just in case I changed my mind, let me put it away.
Right, they put away the CDs or whatever, no, you smash the CDs. Don't open it don't allow any doors to open back. Let's get rid of it. As much as you do all take all the measures you can take so that you will not be able to do go back to that again. And that's part of true sincere repentance is that you make the conviction to not return to that sin that you had committed before. And you also take the measures so that it will not be easy for you to fall into that same trap again.
And so that's why the companions when they heard the is in the verses of prohibition, when is revealed to them and the Prophet some of them Senator Collins is Rita Medina. He said in her remarks Allah in America,
they smashed the containers. They stopped immediately and they smashed the containers. So you in order for you to truly repent. You have to make is the fall and Toba. televise the convictions, show it in your heart shown in your actions. So this man was about was he had the conviction. He was willing to leave his friends are the people who he was comfortable with and used to. And so he left and halfway.
And so he died halfway and the angel of mercy and the angel of punishment. They both came they came down and quarreled over who would take his soul. And so the angel of punishment said, This man has done no good whatsoever. I should take his soul. The angel of mercy said this man has already repented. He started his repentance, he's on his way. And so they had this discussion or argument and who should take a soul and a loss of hanworth Allah sent a another angel to settle the dispute. And he came in the form of a man. And he told them he told them, he said, Why don't you measure the distance between this man and the land of the bad people, and then this man in the land, the good
people, whichever of the two he's closest, when you take him accordingly. So they measure
and Allah subhanho wa Taala, because he loves those who repent. Allah ordered the earth to shrink the distance between that man and the land of the bad people with people so that he would be close to the land of the good people. So the angel of mercy would take his soul. So in the age of mercy takes a person so that's an indication that Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen him to be amongst those who are good. The souls that are are good. And so when we repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala you have to repent sincerely and part of sincere repentance is showing in an action and that's why the Messenger of Allah
lrsm said in Nila astell federal law was to lie to me at 100 times I make it stay far, and I make Toba. And so this is the month in which we have been given the opportunity to make Toba and to make that change, to show it in our actions for the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said either Jerome avant Ababa Jana baba baba neuron was Sophie that is shouting. When Ramadan comes about. The doors of Paradise are opened and the doors of the Hellfire are closed, and they are shackled.
The sharpener shackled in this month. So if they stay out in or shackled in this month, and you don't repent to Allah, do you think it's going to be easier to repent and change when Ramadan is over?
This is the time to do it.
It's not tomorrow.
It's right now, at this moment, we have to make the conviction. We have to make that change right now.
And that's why because our enemy
the hairpin they're shackled up to make it easier for us to change ourselves. This is the month in which we have to use to refuel ourselves. This is the month in which we have to take advantage so that our sins can be forgiven. And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala inshallah, Allah subhana wa Taala gives us so many opportunities to have our sins be forgiven for the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said when sama Romana Eamon and read the Sahaba who fear Allah who metta condemning them be whosoever fasts. Ramadan, notice he said men sama Ramadan. He didn't say men sama, Yeoman mineral Ramadan or I am or today two days or three days or 10 days and so forth, no
longer fasts, the month of Ramadan with true faith in Allah. You're doing it because Allah told you it's not a cultural thing. It's not because you want to lose weight. No, it's because it's a worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala you want to please Allah in the Sabbath, the Sabbath, seeking the reward from Allah alone? No one for no other reason except you're seeking the reward from Allah, you have all your sins be forgiven, all your sins will be forgiven for. So this is an opportunity. But you know, let's say maybe our fast is not up to par. Okay? Allah
still because of his great mercy gives us another opportunity. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, He said men Baba Ramadan and he man and Rafi Sabha. oofy, Rolla, Houma, Taka Domine, zombie, whoever stands up in prayer and worship in the month of Ramadan. Notice again, he didn't say one day two days, so be consistent every day
when he will have all his sins be forgiven for if he does so out of to faith in Allah and seeking the word from Him alone, all his previous sins will be forgiven for but let's say some of us, some of us maybe they were working. You know, this is not a Muslim country where we get our days off.
People are working half the time only know we still have to work. And so maybe you missed a few days of prayer night prayer, the Messenger of Allah so the law tells us a lot gives us another opportunity. The purpose of the viruses and men bomber Laila, Eman and Saba Wolfie Rolla, Huma Taka Domine zombie, whoever stands up in the night of Lady Gaga with faith in Allah and seeking the reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone will have all his previous sins be forgiven for Subhana Allah all of these opportunities, if you don't take advantage of these opera has never lost any sight, sight. And I thought maybe it was stopped in the middle. But he continued to get these as I
mentioned that it is permissible to cite a surah
out of its order. Its let's say you resize sort of the server to nest Well, I was a bit of business. Some people will say that's the end what else you can also you can go back and recycle all our hardware, any servers even before that. So that's the permissibility state and
then the Messenger of Allah estos.
Good community right.
We also have to look at the the prayer of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
What was his command?
What was his verbal command? When it came to night prayers, because the verbal commands are directed towards us. His own actions are sometimes unique to him. And if you want to follow that would be the best, but sometimes that's too difficult and command