They have no fear, nor do the grieve

Abdullah Oduro


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As for where the prophet saw a lot of someone would say, we probably saw that someone would say,

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well, that's such Allah dunya Akbar Hamina, when I'm Abdullah and Mina,

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the parser Salam would say, and do not make this dunya the that which is the greatest form of our importance, and not the extent of our knowledge. So we want to break this up into two parts, particularly, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam mentioned this, because before that, he said, Well, let's send you animasi, button, Fe D, Nina, and do not make the heaviest affliction upon us in our religion. And we talked about that were the biggest affliction for the Muslim and their religion.

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Don't make that don't allow that to happen to us in our faith, particularly in regards to a belief in Allah and His existence and his possibilities and his capabilities. And particularly what we're seeing now, don't make that a mercy but a disasterous element in our lives for us being the disasters in our faith. And then after that, he says, well, that said, you're either dunya Akbar or Hamina. Well, I'm a believer in MENA, and do not make the dunya that which is the greatest form of our importance. And this is very, very important for us in the West in particular, that have careers that have jobs in which this job is a risk from ALLAH SubhanA wa Dawn, it's a provision that you

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have attained from hard work, whatever it may be, whatever, it's if it's a business, if it's

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a job, whatever the case may be, it has come from hard work from the faculties that Allah subhanaw taala has given you and what you've obtained and attained. Whatever career it may be, but the province of Allah and it was Salam is making a very important distinction here, when he's asking Allah do not make that the most important factor in our lives. Because if you notice, right before that he said, Do not make the biggest trial in our religion. So the dunya should be subservient to the deen, I'm going to repeat that.

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The dunya, this worldly life should be subservient to our religion. Meaning that whatever we indulge upon in this worldly life, our concern and our lens, and our rubric and our yardstick in our standards, should be through that of the religion. When we choose to do something in this life in this dunya, our concern should be what does the religion say about it? Does it coincide with the moral ethic, morals and ethics of our faith? That is how I choose to live my life. That is what is most important to me, not just the dunya by itself. And that distinction is very important. Because when it comes to the religion, and this worldly life, if there is a contradiction in practice, this

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is where one has a choice to make. And the one that believes in Allah makes the choice that Allah wants him to make and obliges upon him or recommends for him. So for example, how many prayers do we have in a day?

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Five. So do our at least one of those prayers, anytime span of work, have a nine to five job?

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As long as 9am to 5pm? There's any prayer come within that timeframe?

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There is a to

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nine to five, nine to five, depends what time of the year maybe just one.

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It could be one could be two. So this time of the year, it's one or two.

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It's two,

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just want to make sure it's two. So this is a choice for everyone that is working. If the time of viewer comes in, is it obligatory to make door in between the time when it starts and before also starts? Is that an obligation to make your prayer the second prayer?

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Yes, no. Are there exceptions for the man?

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Are the exceptions for the man? No, no exceptions? Are there?

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Is job an exception?

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It's not an exception. So when one chooses the job misses, we know I'm at work and I cannot offer this or I'm at work, therefore I cannot

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offer. This is where the dunya was chosen over the

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The dunya was chosen over the dean.

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Because this religion is is something that is transcendent. Therefore, everything in this creation is subservient to the creator and subservient to the system the Creator has brought for creation, which for us the Muslims is Sharia, which is Islam. So if we make that our importance, that is where it can become problematic for our faith. Not only that we have to understand the result of choosing the dunya over the deen or aspects of the dunya over the deen can cause a disease of the heart

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when one consistently chooses this world and neglects

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That which this religion, or her religion obliges or wants from them, if they continue in that, that can become a disease of the heart. What do we mean? We took the class with the sisters today that the diseases is it emanates from two basic factors, who knows what they are.

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There's the sugar hat,

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the perceptions, and the shouts, the desires. So if we take the prayer, for example,

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someone can say a perception is a misunderstanding of the religion.

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And they call it Chabahar. Because you should be ashamed and it resembles something that may be right. But then you give it the same characteristics of that resemblance because of its resemblance. So if someone says, no, no, no, no, no, no, Allah does not want us to pray. During this time of the day, if we're at work. And this is where did you get that from? They say, Allah is the result. He provided me with the job. He knows my situation, he's an ally.

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So he would not put me in a what?

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difficult situation to where the difficult situation is to tell my supervisor to tell my employees and tell them, I need just five minutes, what are you gonna go do? I just have to go pray.

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I have to go pray and pray five times. This is the time that Allah would never do that, to me. Therefore, the prayer is not what is not obligatory upon me. No, it's not obligatory. Is this a misconception and misunderstanding or following a desire

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is primarily a misconception. It started from a desire, but then it became to him validating the impermissible act.

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You understand? The other one is a desire or one just follows a desire, I know that it's wrong, but I still do it. And that is the essence of what sin, all of us have. This is the essence of sin. The problem is, if one is consistent upon whichever sinful practice and desirable practice that goes against the religion, that's where it can become a disease of the heart, when when validates the impermissible act, right. And that's where the dunya one has to be very, very, very careful. And the way that one protects themselves in the dunya, is by vicar.

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And I said they could not only they could have the sound of the tongue, by being involved in what Allah has given you as a reminder, so coming to the masjid is a form of vicar. You're remembering Allah, you're remembering his Deen, you're remembering the reward. You're remembering being with your brothers, you're remembering the angels, you're remembering that Allah loves it, all of this is your remind you and it motivates you to come and do that action. So that is what can keep one's heart pure. And as we talk about a pure heart, pure from any diseases, and then last and then the profit. So if someone said, Well, Mr. biller and Mina do not make the dunya the extent of our

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knowledge, this is important as well, brothers and sisters, when one does not know how to recite Fatiha, and they have been Muslim all their life, this is a problem they suppose, possibly haram for that person.

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But when you talk to this person about chemistry, you talk to this person about engineering, you talk to this person about plumbing, a science of this world, they're well versed in it when it comes to the basics of their religion, they have no knowledge whatsoever, the scholars call this my alumina Dean, but Bura those things that are obligatory upon every single Muslim, knowing how to pray is obligatory upon every single Muslim, the ins and outs of interest is that a bit obligatory on every single Muslim.

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know the ins and outs the intricacies of interest, no, but they at least know to know that it's something that is not allowed in Islam. And if they get involved into a business, that's where it's obligatory upon them to ask the people of knowledge to ask the people of knowledge, but the obligatory acts from the five the five pillars of Islam, if someone goes to hajj and they don't know how to perform hajj, they never sought the knowledge of hajj that is upon them. Now, so when we talk about lemma Blaga, antamina, do not make the dunya the extent of our knowledge, make our knowledge of that our knowledge of the deen of Islam, this is the most important thing. This is why the

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scholars of Islam are they should be those that practice what they know. And if they know more than the average layman, their practice should be more than them. That is what the standard is. And this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said it no matter what if I told NBS, that these scholars are the inheritors of the prophets. And they inherited the knowledge they didn't inherit any money.

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So they inherited the knowledge of the religion. And the goal of knowledge is not knowledge. The call of knowledge is action from the knowledge. So when the Prophet saw someone made this beautiful die, it's important for us to know the position of the dunya in the life of the Muslim to know that it is something that is

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The low status that we do not cherish it, but we use it for that which is much greater. We use it to help us in the deen of Islam. And when one is diverted from that, that's where it can be possibly harmful upon them and upon others, whether it's falling their desires or having the wrong perception, and not knowing anything about what Allah subhanaw taala has obliged or recommends for them to ultimately protect them from the evils of shape on from mankind and from the jinn. So may Allah subhanaw taala protect us in this in this life and make us of those that are aware of his greatness and His protection. May Allah Subhana Allah forgive us for our shortcomings may last one

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$1 with his protection protect our brothers and sisters in Lhasa out of bed on Amin may last month Allah increase and strengthen the Eman and wherewithal in their hearts you know, but I mean, may Allah allow us when we hear or see of any of this that they are facing that we put our hands up to him and ask Him for His greatness and His protection and his honor, and His mercy and His love, and also his punishment for those that are the enemies of him and the enemies of Islam. Robin attina for dunya Hassenfeld machina also Allah was in a methodical and being a Muhammad water and he was happy abroad.