The Critical Importance of Taqwa
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Published on Dec 31, 2018
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All praises 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.
And Mohammed, the son of Abdullah is his servant, his last messenger. May Allah always constantly send peace and blessings to Mohammed to his family, his companions and all those who call to his way and establish his Sunnah to the Day of Judgment. As to what follows I begin by reminding you and myself have the critical importance of taqwa,
the consciousness of Allah,
the feeling and the recognition
that Allah Subhana
is almighty, and needs to be followed in everything that we do.
And Allah subhanaw taala has revealed in his glorious book in the end of certain hasha are you who believe, have the consciousness of Allah and let every soul look to what it put forward for tomorrow.
And fear Allah.
Surely Allah is well aware of all that you do.
And be not as those who forgot Allah and so he made them forget themselves. Surely they are the disobedient ones.
Allah subhanaw taala.
Revealing this last message to the final prophet to humanity, that would be the guidance until the Day of Resurrection
has given us a time based
Allah told us Oh, you who believe have Taqwa have the consciousness of me.
But every one of you every soul has to look forward for tomorrow.
and be well aware of what you do.
And be not as those who forgot Allah, He will make them forget themselves.
is one of the mighty divine
messages given over 1400 years ago yet it is as though he is speaking to us today.
And Allah subhanaw taala. One of his names is Aloha.
And I'll have the translation is not only the truth, but a lot also is the reality.
It is the adjust and correct.
It is the one who is truly existing. The ultimate truth is Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And when the human being becomes Abdulhak becomes the servant slave of the truth, then that person also strives to be living in truth, to be just
to be genuine, authentic, to try to follow the true reality and not get caught up in other forms of reality.
And we would say in today's language, that person who's following a hawk is for real. They are for real
Because they are following the ultimate truth.
And this for believers is a great challenge in the world that we are living in today.
Because this world has become a world of deception,
a world where images, numbers, colors are flashed before us. Truth is made to appear like it is false falsehood is made to appear as though it is true.
And so we find ourselves
in a time based moment.
And people in the next few days
will be talking about the end of the year,
they will be talking about the end of the solar calendar.
And we as people have truth, trying to be open minded.
And as genuine as possible, we greet people.
But in greeting people, we also have to remember the ultimate truth, what is actually correct, that is going on around us.
And when we look at the solar year,
and this is not something that takes a PhD in rocket science to understand
when people are saying this is the end of the year.
And we return to the Latin language, the old Roman language, which is the basis of our calendar.
And when you start to count in Latin, you will find that number eight is October.
It's translated as October,
which means the eighth month number nine is November,
which is translated as November, the ninth month.
And number 10, in Latin is December,
which is translated in calendar terms as December.
So in actuality, December is the 10th month of the solar calendar.
The 11th month is January, and the 12th month is February.
Because we are still in darkness, if this is the end of the darkness, then where is the light.
The next few months, we will continue to find ourselves in darkness until it reaches the time of much.
Even the animal that they call in their superstition, the ground hog does not appear till February 2.
So there's something happening here, where there's a reality that we say, and we live openly, but the true reality is something else. What about January itself? January
was the time of the anxious suppose it God of the Romans, Janice. And Janice had two phases. He had one for materialism,
and another for spirituality.
At some points he shows you materialism. At some points he shows you spirituality. And so that dual concept is happening around us constantly. As we see the events that are happening, the ceremonies that are taking place.
But the spokesman, the final spokesman of the ultimate truth, Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, was reported to have said
in Albania yet ASR cast the beam for the room.
He said, with the coming of the Day of Judgment, there will be great liars. be waiting beware of them.
Be wary of them.
And so this is the challenge for us as we move through this time. And as our minds are told it is the end of something in the beginning of something. And news is telling us one thing reality on the ground. We as Muslims as individuals, as families, as communities as an oma.
We are at a crossroads
because with the great potential that we have. There are Muslims all over the planet.
Much of the riches of the world lies under our countries.
There are major there's major technology in our hands.
We are the youngest nation on Earth.
The average Muslim,
the average Muslim is 25 years old.
This is the majority of the Muslim 25
is the majority of the Muslims.
And so we look at the recent events. And we have to at this turning point
we have to look into ourselves. Because why would there be
so many Muslims, wealthy Muslims, and yet in our beloved country of Yemen,
it is one of the greatest famines in the world.
The greatest outbreak of cholera on Earth.
In one of our famous countries, even the cover itself has a broken Yemenia. There is a Yemeni corner
in the Kaaba itself. But the people are starving to death. With so many Muslims and strong Muslim countries. How is it that recently, inflammation has come to the surface of millions of Muslims in China?
who are living in concentration camps?
How can this be
when there are Muslim countries who do business with China?
How can this be at the same time?
Muslim society is breaking up we have recently seen Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq and now Sudan.
Continuing to happening right in front of our faces, and so something is happening and Allah told us a lot told us clearly
you want your conditions to change. You want something that a potential can be used in a proper way Allah told us in de la la you hate Omar be comin hot Are you ready Roma be unforeseen. Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change that which is in themselves.
It's an internal change. And the greatest challenge facing our oma is inside ourselves. It is not an external problem that we have
the Prophet sell, sell them emphasize the internal Muslim. This is the time of year with all of the materialism going on all of the so called lights and fancy and things around us. This is the time to reflect on the true reality. The spokesman of ad hoc
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
has told us in the field just that the motiva either Salah had Salah Al Jazeera Dooku. were either faster that faster digests to Kula Allah he'll call the Prophet told us in the body there is a lump of flesh, if it goes right. If it is sound, the whole body is sound. But if it is corrupted,
the whole body is corrupted, and that is the heart.
The heart is the door to the soul.
The heart is the essence it is connected to the lump of flesh. But there is something else to this. Why would the prophet SAW Selim when he lined up his companions, he would tell them, make your lines straight, shoulder to shoulder, fill in the gaps. So your hearts would not be divided.
So your hearts would not be divided.
Your conscience the essence of you will not be divided.
This is the reality that we are facing on the ground.
And Allah subhanaw taala is so merciful to us at this point in time.
Allah is merciful to us to have given us a final revelation in tact.
guidance from the Prophet, which is intact that is still with us. And scholars who have interpreted this for us.
The great orlimar the great scholars of the heart, have looked on the inside, in from the writings of your mama has Ali shakos mengden folio, check even taymiyah many great scholars who looked inside to see what the problem is when Muslims are at the most difficult point. Look inside.
look inside and see what is going on. What is it that makes another Muslim feel negative about his brother or sister?
What is it that makes an organization of Muslims feel negative and work against another organization the Muslim
What is it that makes a country of majority Muslim work against another country of majority Muslim?
This is a serious question
and needs to be understood.
And the great scholars of the heart have shown us that the heart is like a fortress, there's a fortress around it.
And this fortress has certain doors that lead into it and the doors have to be protected.
What is it that we need to do? What will the evil one will
do to come into the heart? Because if the hardest corrupted everything else will go wrong, what is it that he has to do this is called modafinil sublease, the entrance is of the shaytaan on the inside, what are these entrances? What do we have to look
into ourselves about?
Of the many of them a few are as follows one,
Al Hassan will hear this
jealousy and greed.
And that is interesting because l Harris means to be overly excessively greedy, ambitious.
One who cannot be satisfied and that leads to jealousy. Because when I see my brother, if you see is the brother making progress, they see the country making progress, it leads to jealousy.
And how sad is that feeling inside? When you see your brother with a new car, you see your sister with a beautiful baby. If you want one like that, that's fine.
But if you want the baby or you want the new car and you hate the fact that your brother or sister has it, this is the hazard
and surprisingly enough the profits are seldom said jaquan well hazard for in the Hazard Area code has personality come attack on another hottub he said beware of jealousy, it will eat up your good deeds, like a fire eats up firewood.
So when we are jealous, all the Hassan attack on
the prayers, the fasting, the giving, everything goes with the jealousy. When one is jealous of another how do we cure this?
Number one, we recognize it is a poison.
And Hassan does not affect the other person. It destroys the one who has jealousy because he never feels satisfied.
He's always sad because he doesn't have enough. And some Muslim countries might never feel satisfied because they are not on top.
They are not the one spoken about first. And so number one in the cure, recognize the evil that is in it and recognize the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is Allah azza wa jal who gives and is Allah who takes away
and this is a danger to us. Number two, uncontrolled anger alhaja
uncontrolled emotions, instead of thinking acting without thinking.
This is an important change that we need to put into our lives at this critical time and control the emotion.
The one who is in control of himself is the one that when he gets angry, then he forgives. That's what the Quran says.
When he's angry when the emotion comes forgiveness
lean to be flexible at that dangerous point. Number Number Three
the excessive love of food and drink excessive love of it materialism.
The materialism around us it is being stoked in the society. Black Friday's
and the Boxing Day continues.
You have boxing month next. It continues Why? So your mind will be in the box.
You will be captured by the store. You will pay the extra money for something which is overpriced anyways.
And so materialism and the prophet SAW Selim said in the liquidly Omar fitna will fitna to Almighty allow every nation as a trial and test
The trial and test of this nation is wealth.
doing things too quickly
and the only time when haste is allowed is when it is acts of worship, which are compulsory.
If we have Azad were rahila if we have enough to go to Hajj, then we should hasten make the Hajj.
If you reach the nisab, the amount for paying your Zakat pay the charity pay this a cat.
Next, fanaticism These are the words of the great scholars, these are my doctor liberties. This is how he gets inside of us to destroy us from within fanaticism, feeling that my school of thought or my organization or my nationality is better than the other. And it's my way or the highway.
Extreme feelings. This is the way our building is brought down.
And one of the beautiful points that check with Amanda and folio, the great scholar of the Sahara Desert brought to us he said part of the way to the heart will be destroyed is having hatred and contempt for other Muslims, for people who disagree with you hate them.
This is a major mistake. If somebody disagrees, that in that disagreement may be wisdom. And if that person is wrong, make to offer the person pray for that person. Even though you may think that that person is wrong.
And the next point of the so many points is suspicion so other than having suspicion for other people.
It is a critical time in our history. Allah subhanaw taala has blessed us. He has blessed us with the ability to think he has blessed us with a way out of this. This is not the first time in Islamic history.
It has happened over and over again. But at the critical point they believe is made the choice not to follow the evil one, not to follow the materialism but to follow the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala to follow the way of the last message messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah has blessed this nation, even in difficulty, and it is in a time of difficulty. Most difficulties, we have risen to the surface, we can only pray and we need to pray hard to Allah subhanaw taala change our hearts, our relationship with each other, our relationship with our families, our relationship with other Islamic organizations, our relationship with people of other faiths change
that relationship to a positive one. A positive one the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him when he sent out his followers in critical times. He told them bashira was not fatal. Yes, siru allowed to assume he told them give glad tidings don't drive people away. Make it easy. Don't make it difficult. They lost the pinata Allah help us at this critical point in our history. May Allah subhanaw taala bring us out of the ashes and bring that beautiful body of Islam to the surface. May Allah subhanaw taala help us to repair our families. May Allah subhanaw taala have mercy upon those who are sick in our nation. May Allah help them and kill them and bring them out of this sickness.
May Allah subhanaw taala have mercy upon those who have died from this oma And may Allah specially Have mercy on the children of the home of Mohammed Sellars, Allah. May Allah help and protect the dignity and the honor of the women of the Omar Mohammed Salah. May Allah give guidance and strength and dignity to the men of the omo Mohammed so solemn And may Allah raise up balanced leadership in our world to take us from darkness into light. May Allah help us to be with this leadership to die with this leadership and to die with Kelly mala ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam akula called he had a well stocked full body welcome when he started the Muslim medium and
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