Changing Your Condition #1
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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa sallahu one La Ilaha illa Allah Walia Sunday wash had to Mohammed and Abdullah who were a solo Hot Tamale NBR even more sunny masala was salam ala Abdullah Zuleika Mohammed while he was happy woman da vida de he was tender be so naughty la yo Mateen salam to Sleeman Kathira a my bat.
All praises are due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. And surely Allah is the friend and protector of the righteous.
And I bear witness that Allah is one and has no partners that Mohammed the son of Abdullah, is a servant and as the last messenger
May Allah always and constantly send peace and blessings to Mohammed, to his family, to his companions, to all those who call to his way and establish his sunnah to the Day of Judgment.
As to what follows I begin by cautioning myself and you to have Taqwa
allow for Raja to fear Allah and to hope in the Mercy of Allah.
And this Taqwa develops a type of Wen chi a shield around the believer that protects him or her in all circumstances. Not only in the masjid, but outside of the Masjid.
Taqwa is that element, that consciousness of Allah, in the mind and in the state of the believer, where he is aware of the presence of Allah azza wa jal
when he is around the non Muslims, when he is at school, when he is on his job, he still remembers that there is one who is closer to him than his jugular vein.
And so I caution myself and you with this.
And I ask Allah to have mercy on you, to have mercy on your families to have mercy on all of the Muslims in these trying times, that we are going through.
No doubt Allah azza wa jal has blessed us
to be one of the largest nations on earth, to be growing at unprecedented rates,
that we would have a majority of young people within our nation,
we would also have great natural resources under our country's strategic positions.
We are blessed to have countries in parts of the world where the economy has the potential to still grow in a natural way.
But something on the inside of the Muslim something on the inside needs to be dealt with and Muslims are crying for change, crying for change all around the planet.
But Allah subhanaw taala has told us clearly in Hola Hola, UK Euro might be a common HUD tell you how you might be unforeseen. Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change that which is in themself.
Something on the inside needs to be changed. We need to now look at our religion as not just rituals. It's not just something that you do Salah is not just something that we do at the time when it comes in.
It is the protection Allah azza wa jal has told us in the Sonata tan Ha, another fascia woman cut the sun that will protect us from evil and corruption. And when corruption is stalking the land and corruption is leading to people dying of disease, dying of alcohol dying of drug addiction, than the solid is a protection. And so in that Sonata is something which will guide us and help us in the world to make the decisions and to live the way Allah subhanaw taala wants us to live.
Similarly with fasting law, Allah Contacta Koon. Allah told us that fasting, the essence of fasting is taqwa.
It's the consciousness of Allah. It's not just the fast in order to make the time
But there's something that comes out of the M sack, something comes out of the abstinence, that gives the individual a consciousness of his Creator.
And so something deeper, we need to go through the surface, and not just be Muslims on the outside, but go to the internal aspects of Islam,
to look within ourselves in these critical times, and there are many oft repeated verses that we hear, we need to start analyzing some of the things that we read in Salaat. Some of the things that we hear read around us take the gems of wisdom and apply these gems to your lives. We in South Africa, in the Southern Hemisphere, we have had to recently apply this court and we had to re analyze our position as Muslims.
A great trauma struck the left a great evil, when across the whole of the southern region, and it made people look into themselves to try to understand where we are coming from.
It reached the point of people killing other people they call it xenophobia,
which is the fear of strange things, the fear of foreigners
and as Muslims we went back to our sources and we realize that Allah subhanaw taala has told us in the off repeated versus earlswood Bizarre him in his shade talk the regime. Yeah, you had NASA Takota but Kumala, the Halacha command knifes and Wahida welcome, aka min, huzzah. Jaha we're Betha min. humare Jalan Kezia on one Nisa what taka Allah Allah de Tessa Luna be well or harm in Allaha cada La Cumbre peba
we repeat this very often. But what does it really mean?
Allah tells us Oh humanity, yeah, you had Ness.
Fear Allah reverence your Lord, Who has created you from one single entity,
from one entity, that DNA of one human being
all of you are created from the core, then it continues, and it said, we'll come back a min huzzah Jaha. And from that entity, came its mate, Adams wife Hawa.
And from the two of them, men and women, countless numbers of men and women were scattered all throughout the earth. So fear Allah, reverence your Lord, from whom you ask your rights, and have respect and reverence for the wombs that boy you
is ever watching over you and he has knowledge over all things.
And so Allah subhanaw taala tells us in this verse,
that the creation of Benny Adam, how many Adam, where did it come from enough sinuata
it came from one entity.
And that entity now develop split into two and then from the two male and female people spread, spreading more than likely from the southern regions in Africa,
spreading out to different parts of the planet. And so people began to populate different continents.
And we changed, our skin color slightly changed. Our features changed over the years, the environments that we were living in, great civilizations came up civilizations in Africa, civilizations in the Middle East and Asia, India, China. And finally in Europe,
people organize themselves organize their technology to the point where they are able to develop large cities as we see today. Mass Communications,
systems of transport you can transport from one part of the planet to another, you have technology in your hand that 2030 years ago was only privy to only a few people had this technology. Now it is widespread, you communicate like you want.
But even though the technology has become great, the morality has decreased.
That people now there is more people killing each other, hating each other, stealing from each other.
Abusing each other, then at any point in history. And so how this dichotomy comes about. We know that five