Reflection upon the world’s disasters- AbdurRaheem McCarthy (Pt23)
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In the mafia or a gang member or criminal, when he gets shot and he gets killed, they say now he's in a better place, because they don't have the deeds. They believe that Jesus died for their sins on a Salem, so they can do as they please in his life. But we as Muslims, we believe that will be held accountable on the day of judgment for our sins, and those who obey the law and follow us command that they will be entering the Jannah and those who disobey Him subhanaw taala that they will be in the hellfire. And it's important that we point out if we're going to be successful and die in the state of Islam. The only way we can do this is to follow the path in the sunnah of our beloved
prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And as Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned, when my eldest Rasul in ill Utah, the hidden Allah, that Allah subhanaw taala has never sent any messenger except for the he has to be obeyed by the permission of Allah subhanho wa taala.
And we must ask ourselves, you know, do we obey our Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam, do we implement his sunnah in our life? And is that to Salam, if we were to go to a doctor now and find that we have some illness, some disease, and he were to give us the curious and Hamdulillah we found the illness in the beginning stages, all you have to do now is take medicine, and you will be cured. And you tell him, okay, Tiggy, I will do it. Good. I'll do it. And then you go home, you don't take the medicine, will you benefit from what he told you, you're not going to benefit. Also, we claim to be Muslims, we came to be finally in the province to sell them. We claim to love the prophets of the
Lord and sell them and we don't follow him. We will not benefit from what we're seeing. Also now to go to a job and our boss were to tell us what we need to do to be successful in the workplace, how to do our job properly, and then we go every morning, we just sit there and do nothing. Will we be successful in our workplace, also, we will not be successful. So when we claim to love the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, we claim to love Allah. How do we know this is true and our actions? Some of us now the first thing we do when we get up in the morning? Do we get up and pray Fudger on time? Or do we pray after the sun's being a little extra sleep, and then a lot of us when we get up, the
first thing we do is stand in front of the mirror and we shave our beards. So we can look like so and so. And that like Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam. So this shows us
the actions in your life and how you act. If you really love the Prophet school or sell them and you cannot die in the state of Islam unless you are on the sunnah of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Kulu Murthy hola Jana in lemon Abba, that all of
my ummah will enter the paradise except for those who refuse.
I pay attention to this hadith
and the Sahaba as a woman yet by Rasul Allah, they were surprised that this is the same thing I say to my students at the beginning of each year when they asked about the test. And she also said how's that? How's it going to be as your all of you will pass on my exam, except for he refuses to pass, they say who refuses to pass or somebody who refused to pass. Now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling the Sahaba that all of his ummah will enter paradise except for he who refuses and he said man yet by jasola who will refuse at something it seems very like a very strange statement. He said, man up are any the halal Jana, woman Asani whatever, that whoever obeys me, you will enter
the Jannah and Whoever disobeys me, then he is from the one who has refused. So now we must ask ourselves, are we from those who obey the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam are we from those who follow his sunnah. And if you are in sha Allah, Allah, you will be going to the agenda. And if you are not, then you are from the people who have refused the agenda. May Allah protect us all from net. Also pay attention to this verse, where Allah subhana wa Tada says, women are all the heroes Salah has Satya will mean that whoever has desire for the hereafter, and all of us claim that we have a desire to be an agenda and to be far away from the hellfire. But what's important as of last
month on it says it was Salah has not yet that you strives for it with the necessary efforts.
So it's not enough to just be me to be a believer. If you're not striving and putting forth the effort, then you will not benefit from this desire. You claim you have felt like a kind of start you must score and those will be the ones who they're striving will be appreciated or be accepted and will get the reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala
and we talk about death
and the reality of death
This is I'm gonna bring up that Aziz
Rahimullah what he used to say, he used to say, either mother character mode style, matter can be, if I do not remember death and he every hour, then my heart will die.
How many times have we remember death and thought about death and thought about preparing for death? How many of us has written His Will see you
ask yourself now, can I get a raise of hands if somebody has written His will? Be honest, don't be ashamed. Who has written their will? They're ready to die. Nobody in the audience you wrote yours Hamdulillah. I want to write my thank you so I'm going to do it, but I haven't done it.
I haven't done it yet. And it's from the sunnah of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he told us that we should not put our heads down a night until we have written our will Sia, we're prepared for death.
But unfortunately, most of us, we're not ready. Because we think we're gonna be here forever, or we hope anyways, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used during courage or the beginning of Islam, he forbid the Muslims were visiting graves. Why? Because he was afraid. What could happen from sure, because these are people who used to be Musa keen, they used to be polytheist and he used to worship idols. So he knew what happened to the people of nowhere, and the ones who came after him, who when they committed ship, so he was afraid that this could happen to his ummah. So he forbid them in the beginning of Islam to visiting graves. But then after that, he saw that there was
a greater benefit in visiting the graves.
So he said punch in a hate to whom and Zeratul Komori fazua pin to the cube will appear on he said at least that was salam that I used to forbid you from visiting the Greaves. I used to to visit the graves, because Bailey reminds you of the Hereafter when he visited the graves as it was done in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. So he said Quinton, I hate to come and Zeratul quarry Fazal Ruha, when to the cube will appear when you look into the grave, it reminds you that one day, you will be in a bunch of white sheets, and there will be lowering you and your grave. And this reminds you to prepare and to get ready for that great day. Also, from the things that we benefit from these
and hardships that we face in everyday life, is
a reminder from Allah subhanaw taala that we are here in this dunya to
do as many good deeds as possible to get prepared for the hereafter.
And this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, couldn't fit dunya and Nikka hurry over to Seville, to be in this dunya as if you're somebody as a stranger or somebody who's just passing through.
And if you look at how you live when you go when you travel to another country, you how much you take off your clothes. When you travel, you take your refrigerator and your clothes and your washing machine, you put it on the car, you take all the things you put your house behind, you know, you just take a few things. And this other Muslim should be in the Dunya doesn't mean you can't have things from the dunya. But you should focus on that what you need. And that will help you get to the outcome. And that's important that we point out to the zoo when talking about zoo in the dunya as it was mentioned by even Tamia that the proper zoo hood is that which leaving does not help us in
reaching the AF camera. Anything from doing that will help us and shall reaching the F hero leaving is not from Zuid but we should focus on doing as many good deeds we can just as somebody who's passing through, he's doing a job in a certain city and then he's leaving and the Muslims should be in this dunya we know that eventually we're going to die and move on to the hereafter. So we want you to prepare for that day. And that's why I'm delighted Norma Radi Allahu and Houma. He will narrate this hadith way that I'm Sita vallotton tabula rasa with us Dr. vallotton tabula rasa that if you were to wake up in the morning, do not wait for the evening. If you are to reach the evening.
Do not wait for the morning because you never know when your time will be coming. A very touching story that happened a few months back to one of our machines in Saudi Arabia. And this reminds me about writing the will see you about writing your will before you die, one of the machines he was traveling
His name is Chip Abdulaziz Rahim Allah, he was traveling from Riyadh to the Eastern Province to give a lecture
and before he left his wife, his first wife and his daughters he had a daughter's mashallah they still want to go with you.
As like a vacation after you do your lecture then will no hang out there for some time. And this will be our vacation.
For the summer, so the shift that okay, that he got in his car, and he started to drive, he's driving down the highway. For some reason his daughter, who was a very pious Muslim, and one of the sisters who had memorized the Quran, and had memorized, they probably citations, and she was working and spreading Islam and spreading the Quran and helping other Muslim women memorize the Quran, she started to write her was the year as she was in the car, as they were going, somebody and a truck in front of it seems he didn't have his lights working. So the chef he collided into the back of this big truck, he immediately died. His first wife died. The second way was at home, she didn't go with
him. And four of his daughters, I believe, out of the eight also died. And he most of them instantly in some died in the hospital. So this a family is going out and they're going for a or they're going for Dawa. And they're going on vacation to change their everyday life. So they're going for something that's good and praiseworthy, and they're going to have fun. And just like that, six of them or five of them immediately die. So you never know when the death is going to come. That's why you've been modeled the Allahu Allah and he would say, Do not wait for the evening. If you wake up in the morning, and do not wait for the morning if you reach the evening, because you never know
when you're going to go. And it was said, but some of the tablets in
about 30 of them. Rahim Allah, that if they will be to be told tomorrow, that it was the piano or that they will be dying, they could not do any more actions because they are working so hard. And doing everybody in worship and doing good for Islam. And this is how a Muslim must be at all times trying to do as many good deeds as he can. And to remind ourselves that how you die. This is how you will meet Allah subhanho wa taala. So if somebody is doing something that which is haram, some people will now he goes into his bedroom, and he watches that which is haram and displeasing to Allah subhanho wa taala. If the door moves,
he's scared, somebody is going to see what he's looking at. But he forgets to the last part of what Allah is watching him, his weakness in his Iman. And just to think if you were to die on that, if you were to be found, you're watching some of those haram, somebody has to be found dead. He has committed Zina. Recently, in Sudan, there were two, they were on the wrong path.
And this man, he picked up this young lady, and they decided to go to his garage and do what they were going to do
a little avea. So when he pulled into the garage, and he was very ignorant person, he didn't realize that they could die from the fumes and the carbon monoxide inside the garage with the windows and AC on in the car. So they found the next morning, naked in his car. Now law protects us from that. So now these people this is how they will meet Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment, if somebody drinks come out and becomes drunk, he will meet Allah subhanho wa Taala and he is drunk May Allah protect us from this. So always want to remind ourselves of the reality of death. And that this dunya is for us to prepare for the hereafter. These disasters and difficulties we see in everyday
life. This is a great reminder to us for these things. And also in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam when he said that if the children of Adam, if they die, they will take three things with him to their grave. Allah Who woman who wanna do, his family will follow him to the grave also as money. It's still his until he's buried in his grave, and his deeds. For years. Yeah, if then way up, go wide, to return the family and the money they will return. And the only thing you will have with you is on that day in your grave is your deeds. And we will end and shallow to Allah this lecture with this verse. And many verses in the Quran. The people who died they asked Allah
subhanho wa taala, to send them back to the dunya so they could do good deeds. And Allah subhanaw taala says in his verse, we only do volume or Allah day, the day that the person who was a thought him he has oppressed himself by doing that which is displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala he will be biting on his hands out of the fear of that great day. You'll go to your elite any Rasulullah sebelah. He will say, I wish I had taken a path with the prophet. He will wish that he had followed the path of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Sahaba and the pious that of the scholars of Islam, and those who implement us now who came after them. He wish he had follow this
path. Yeah, wait, let's lay it any limb at Fuller and Karela he will say any world to me I wish I didn't take so and so as a
Friends, why, what did this person do to you? He will say left of the learning victory by the journey, that he distracted me or took me away from the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala after it came to me, what kind of shape on all inszone kotula. The shaytaan is for humans, a deserter, he will call us to that, which seems to be beautiful and seems to be nice, but then he will desert us at the end. May Allah protect us from all this. So this reminder. And one of the things we remind, as the brothers said in the beginning, when I asked he said it's a bra, that it's something that we can reflect on. It's a reminder to all of us, when we see these great tragedies, that it reminds us
that we must be in the best state, you must be of those as the last ones. Well, Atomo tuna 11, two Muslims do not die, except for in the state of Islam of being a Muslim were submitted to Allah subhanho wa taala. And also, we see from the difficulties that have happened to the Muslim ummah today, because all of us are labeled as terrorists. We're guilty until proven innocent, and the Western laws you're supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. But as a Muslim, you are guilty until proven innocent, unfortunately. So now all this is a big test for the Muslims today to see what they're going to do with this their Islam. Allah is testing us. A lot of people now. We've seen
people who have brought their children back to the Eastern countries, and they know nothing about Islam. They know nothing. They don't know how to read the Fatiha because they're scared and embarrassed to be Muslims. They don't want people to know they're undercover Muslims only at home. When it comes time to pray it at his job place he doesn't pray. So is it is from Allah subhanho wa taala. As Muslims, we do not agree with extremism. But at the same time, we don't agree with having a watered down version of Islam, where we do that which is haram and displeasing to Allah subhanaw taala to please the non Muslims. And I say again that the message we take and we benefit from this
lecture is that we must reflect and benefit on disasters, anything it might seem evil in our lives, there could be a lot of good in it. We just have to reflect and see what that good is and benefit from it and whether we should be always in a state the best state. So we meet Allah subhanaw taala in a way that he will be pleased with us. And at the end Allahu allah sallallahu wasallam of baraka and Amina Muhammad.
Jozek Hello fayda brother Abdur Rahim McCarthy for an excellent set of lessons and reminders.
Now we will have the question and answer session in sha Allah. And just a reminder, the question and answer session is open both to Muslims and non Muslims. And we do give preference to non Muslims. If you do wish to ask a question, just ask one of the volunteers and they will put you to the front of the queue inshallah. Just a quick reminder, as well as some of the etiquettes of the question and answer session, do make sure that your questions are on the topic at hand. Please keep the questions short and concise, and ask one question at a time. Make sure to speak loudly and clearly as it can be a little bit difficult to hear some of the questions up here. And as well state your name and
profession before the questions. So we'll commence now with the question and answer session. And we'll have the first question coming from the front mic. A salam o aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. My name is telethon. Sorry, I'm from Nagpur. My question on topic related to disaster
is related to Christianity concept of Bahnsen or original sin. And the scenario is
the flood of new ha described in Bible as well as in Quran. And Quran says, If you are not learned as the learner, I am taking you as learned of not only Quran but also Bible. I am asking this question in the light of Bible, that when the flood of Noah as described in Bible, which saved all good people's meaning that all sinners were drowned, no sinner were alive.
it still if Christians believe that son of Adam is sinner, is it correct? Or
son of Adam, like us, like other Christians, their sin has already been cleared during the flood of Noah ha. This question is from brother also an all Christians also, just a quick reminder, please keep the questions on the topic at hand. The topic at hand is reflection upon the world's disasters. I'll leave it to the speaker to if he wants to address this on but they must be on topic otherwise, we'll go to the next question.
We'll go over quickly. And what I know as a former Christian and Christian is believed that when Jesus was placed on the cross
was crucified as they believe that this was for the forgiveness of their sins. And I don't know about the flood of nor. But the What is known is that the Christians believe that Christ being crucified in their belief that this was for the for the forgiveness of their sins. But if we look at this rationally and logically, why did God create heaven and hellfire? If everybody's gonna go to heaven as long as they believe in the person who does good deeds and bad deeds, all of them are going to heaven. Then why is there hellfire? Also, Christians claim to believe in the day of judgments? They have, nobody's going to be judged. He takes a direct flight right to agenda to
Paradise, what is the benefit? So anyways, in Islam teaches us that we are all held accountable for our deeds, and they will all stand in front of Allah subhanaw taala on the day of judgment and be judged for our deeds. And we have a scale which on one side will have the good deeds and on the other side, the bad deeds, and whichever one is heavier will be the place where we will go. If some Muslims enter the hellfire, then perhaps they will leave, they have not committed shirk, they will leave and shallow the Hellfire at a later time after they are punished for what they have done in this dunya. And when we have this type of apathy, this type of belief, this causes us to strive to
what to implement is to them. And now that's why you don't find the Muslims who, for decades, aid as much as non Muslims, because they realize what could happen to them in the hereafter for Khibiny. In this great crime, you don't find a lot of Muslims, and you find my find a few but they're not practicing Islam. But in general, you don't find Muslims who will get who will get drunk, because they know of the evil effects of this in this dunya and the effects they can have as the prophesy seven said man shape I mean half dunya let me show my Philadelphia and whoever drinks from it in the dunya he will not drink from it in the after. So all of this, it shows us and this is the logical
thing, that we are held accountable. We're not just sitting here to do what we want to do in this dunya and then have a free ride at the end. We're going to be held accountable. Just as if we were to have a job. We will be held accountable for our performance in our job. Also, we'd be held accountable for our deeds in this dunya and Allahu Adam. Thank you.
The next question from the resume As salam o aleikum, myself, Leah Kucha, I am a teacher by profession, and I came all together from bhusawal. First of all, I would like to thank Dr. Zack and I, and all the Islamic scholars, we had arrived here and it shows or displays a wonderful extra against bonanza of Islamism. Really, I would like to salute all those dignitaries who had come here. Well, my question is that I would like to ask to the dignitaries that did Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Taala al salam has undertaken any journey by water.
Missoula Rahman Rahim never knew in the Sunnah the process and took a journey by water. Even most of the Sahaba were not known to have taken journeys on water. It came later with the Muslims when they start to conquer new lands, they traveled on boats and the major Muslim Navy, if you want to say
to defend the Muslim man or to conquer other lands at that time, I don't know anything from the Sunnah where the Jose Selim actually took a journey by water and Lord and so it is not clear whether Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has undertaken journey by water. This is what is your I know that he Okay, thank you, sir.
The next question from the front mic. My name is Mohammad Nizamuddin. I'm an SAP professional. And my question is like as per Ron and Sunnah. What is the legal verdict regarding tobacco consumption? Is it wrong or mcru? And, like in Surah, Al Baqarah. I've seen the translation as like, if you take anything which is toxic to you, is haram to you. Please just remind everybody, I'm serious when I say it, the questions must be on topic. You can easily visit the fatwa website for this. Again, I'll leave it to the speaker if he wishes to address this, but keep the questions on the topic.
First of all, before I say if it's Boko Haram, I want to explain
why, at one time, there was a difference of opinion why some scholars used to say it was Mukuru and some would say it was haram. That's because when cigarettes back when stone they first came to the Muslim nations.
There's no idea this is usually the Domino, don't smoke, don't chew tobacco.
So the scholars looked at similarities they found that whoever smokes, he spells bed. He has smoker's breath. And they looked at the Hadith of the Prophet sallallaahu Selim where he forbid them from going to the masjid if they have eaten
In the bottle, onions or garlic tomb,
and they said just as the people with a stink or they have bad breath, also the smoker is the same. So since then it's from a crew.
However, other scholars at the beginning they looked at it and they said It's haram from beginning later, all of the scholars, I don't really know anybody now who says it's Mukuru. And he's somebody who was a real scholar understands Islam properly, who would say that it's Mukuru, a lot of the general people of the Muslim ummah, they know the old federal mcru, and they will still want to hold on to it. So they can say they're not doing that which is haram. But after the scholars learn, for example, in Egypt, as are in these places, when they learn that
smoking causes cancer, it kills you, as a waste of money. All the evil effects of smoking has now all of the major places throughout the Islamic world. They say it's haram, because of the evil effects that it has. It wastes your money, it harms your health, and it could eventually kill you and killing yourself is one of the great sins in Islam and it's not allowed and Allahu Allah.
The next question from the remind
with due respect to you, sir.
Okay, but so much faith in Islam and people believing although forget about those who don't believe or don't read. You talk about so much negativity, you remember dead before dying people die hundreds and millions of times. Why is Islam portraying so much negativity? And what about the conflict? Those people who are on the right path? Suppose if some people miss guide them, what is the direction to today's youngsters? There is so much you talk about disasters, disasters were also from ages. Today. Something is not new. bomb attacks are not new volcanoes are not new. Earthquakes are not new. If something is to be destructive. Why should we remember death every moment? Why cannot we
live remember life? If I have a brother on my left hand my right why can't I it's there's a spirit. There's a spirit moving Why can't I? Or infused life in them? Why do I make them scared of feared dead dead dead? Inshallah Egdon Marina, everybody has to die. You meet every all the kings all the princess? Who? Yeah, perfect. My life is clear. It's good spiritual to say
you didn't get just a last? Why are not people positive about life inducing life? Why did
we talk about death and the importance of remembering death, as I mentioned it so we can be prepared and meet Allah subhanaw taala in the best states. Because if you're not prepared, that means you're not going to try to have as many good deeds as you can. It means that you can meet a lot smarter and you're doing something that's displeasing to Him. That's what I'm talking about death. But also, when we're living our life in this dunya, we also have to make life to the fullest, we have to try to find the Halawa of human the beauty of life and in our search for happiness, that we found this we find the sweetness of iman, and this is what helps us get through this this life. And we must
make our life to the fullest. We don't, I'm not saying now we will do it. Let's talk about death. There we go home, we sit back and just think about death. And we have only fear that we also have hope. And we also enjoy life, we try to build in this dunya and be as productive as we can to the to our societies. So we have to have a full life at the same time, we have to realize it what I'm trying to say is that some are any initial disasters, when you see such a large amount of death at one time. This reminds you of the reality of death. And that's where all of us are going. This doesn't mean that we're not going to live a full life. We're not going to strive to be engineers, or
doctors or whatever it is we do in life, we must strive we must try to build houses if we can build a house for our children and for this and do as much as we can and benefit from this dunya and to have a happy life. But also we cannot forget the reality of death that is coming maybe quicker than a lot of us know. So we must be prepared for what is coming and Allahu Allah.
The next question from the sister, Salam o Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
My name is Johanna, I am a student in your spiritual code, the verse of spirit room Zahal facade filled by Could you please explain this verse again?
In this verse, well, last month, Allah says that the evil has become an apparent are clear on land and at sea. And this evil, as I said, I did explain during the talk was that it could be any type of evil. It could be corruption, a lot of societies today, they have corruption as corrupt societies. It could be this type of corruption. It could be other types of evil. It could be crime, it could be the evil we see from disasters and tragedies. Where does this come from? We Marchesa with a DNS what the people have earned with their own hands what they have done, and it because when you when you know when you're committing sin
And you're doing that was just displeasing to Allah Samantha Anna. This is what causes these types of disasters. So after this Allah subhanaw taala also mentions that it's so they can taste the UV boom BARDELLA the animal so they can taste that what they have done because they have done that was just pleasing to Allah Subhana Allah so Allah is punishing them for what they have done to him subhanho wa Taala and that following his way and following his law, and then it's a reminder for him let alone Miyaji rune that perhaps they will return to Allah subhana wa Tada. When they see this, these great tragedies and evil, they know the only way out is to have their hearts attached to Allah