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Ten Things That Bring About The Love Of Allah Part 1
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa certainly will sell them Alma burrows Rahmatullah alameen Nabina. Muhammad in while early he was suddenly a Jemaine well.
First of all, I would like to thank Allah subhana wa tada for giving us this opportunity to come together. Tonight, Thursday night, which is the night of which day in which month in the history calendar?
What's tomorrow? And here's your calendar.
Which First of all, which month are we in? We tend to forget, we get involved in the Christian calendar, we forget our own calendar.
Tomorrow's what date
Friday, what's the what's the date though?
The 14th, I'm sure. So it's the northern Night of the 14, because Islam like you want when is the day starts after mobile. So it's the night of the 14th, who was saying, and this is the first time so we'll come together with our brothers and sisters at the Jumeirah Islamic Learning Center. And I'd like to thank the sisters in charge here for inviting me. And I was supposed to come last week. But unfortunately, I just bought a car and I want to get it registered, everything is everything will be ready at 12 o'clock, I got home at 10 o'clock at night. So it took me about eight hours everything then, and Brother Mohammed, email us and he stepped out been in less than he is actually
one hour before the lecture or two hours. And he came down. Okay, I'm giving a lecture last time. So this will be my first lecture here. And I believe inshallah we'll also be doing a monthly lecture as well, I believe that there hasn't been changed it will be on the first of each month and shown with Allah. And the title we have chosen to start our series of lectures is 10 ways to fill your heart with the level of loss of panatela 10 ways to fill your heart with the love of Allah. And obviously, we look at the importance of this topic, the fact that our heart is going to be filled with something for love of something of this dounia or something and so we should focus on fitting with
the most important thing and that is what the level of loss of Hannah Montana because of our hearts become filled with the love of law that every other all of our concerns inshallah will be taken care of, and won't focus on anything except for Allah subhanho wa Taala and cheerful Islam rahimullah he mentioned that the love of Allah subhana wa tada and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said it is from other words about Islam. It's from the greatest things that are watchable compulsory of your Eman in Islam. And he said it's from the biggest fundamentals of Eman And the best of its foundations, the most important of its foundations. And he went on to say, Rahim, Allah that
everything that's done in existence is done. And it's built on love, love for something, whether it's for something bad, or something good. And when you see people now whenever they do think of things in the dunya it's because of the love they have for something. Now, I was given an example to my kids. I was teaching in school today and the other day about the World Cup when it happened last year.
You would find people wearing a certain players jersey. Everybody was going crazy. infatuated with him. Who was it?
Everywhere you go his pictures everywhere. It's on everything.
Who is it? What's the guy Dilbert like? You don't know? I know, you know?
What's the guy's name? Let's see. Let me see how easy it is. Yeah, everybody Why would I do it because they're in love with this guy infatuated with him. So now you can fill your heart with with love or something like that or things have been done yet. Or you can fill your heart with the love of Allah subhanaw taala so anything person does you see why do you wear the mercy the jersey say because I love him as a player. That's why he's he has this love as well he does it. So his his action was built upon love. So this is why we need to fill our hearts with the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So our actions in this dunya will be solely for him supanova tala and these 10
ways it's not something I came up with. It's something that you know pain mentioned Rahim Allah. And
it was also explained one of the scholars today, he explained these 10 and I've benefited obviously from his book when in this lecture. And also it's been translated these 10 have been translated. I found actually after I have translated them and done the lecture, some time back that data salon they have a book it's I think it's called gems and jewels or something like that. Yeah, it's in there. You can find these 10 in there. It's like two pages in there. If you want to go back to that in the future, inshallah Tada. So the first of these ways that email payment came alongside I mentioned, for us to fill our hearts with the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala is by reading the
Quran and reflecting and trying to understand its meanings, reading the Koran and trying to reflect and try to understand itself.
meanings. So, and this is why the former signal was sent down. Allah subhanho wa Taala said no foreign and sort of thought kita one anzahl. Now, Mubarak, why was it who knows if
we had Wi Fi related record?
So he said it was a book that was sent down Mubarak, a blessed book, a book a blessing, a book of Baraka. And today, the Muslims, they focus on this a lot. Still, there's a book of Baraka, you'll find now that when it comes to the Quran, you'll find him you know, kissing him on his forehead because it's a book of Baraka to book a blessing. This is true. during certain times, you'll find him reading the Quran, because the book of Baraka, the book of blessings, also even sometimes you'll see he puts it on the dashboard of his car Mashallah, because it's Baraka, even some go to the extent where they put it where, on top of the television, on the receiver for the Baraka in the
house, and he sits there and watches a particular Showtime and NBC and these things and he has the Quran in front of him on top of the receiver I was done. So now, this is one of the reasons it was it's a it's a book of Baraka, no doubt, but the main reason it was sent down as far as to reflect on understanding the meanings. And Abdullah Masuda, Lohan, he said, Whoever loves to run, then he loves the law and His Messenger sallallahu wasallam. Whoever loves the Koran, that he loves Allah and His Messenger, and the Quran, we are in need of the Quran in our lives. Because the Quran has what we need, it has who done it has guidance, and it has she found him at his studio. He has a cure for
what's in our hearts from the disease, the diseases in our hearts, and also kind of what Donna says, in historical sort of tosylate He says, Paul, who will who will let me know who then was Shiva is for those who believe, a guidance and a cure for what is in their chests. So it cures the diseases we have in our hearts, she finally Mephisto door as Allah subhanho wa Taala said and sort of humanists so this is one of the main things we gain from the Quran will reflect on the meanings of the Quran. And Allah subhanho wa Taala he may not reflecting on O'Brien for those who just read the hold on or don't reflect on the meanings of the Quran, he made it an aim a fault. And that's why
Allah subhana wa tada said, and sort of Mohammed verse 24, a fella at a brunette or an aluminium fella, do they not reflect on the meanings of the Quran, or are there locks on their hearts, and the person doesn't reflect he's the one who has put the lock on his heart, he has chose to lock his heart. So the fear and the good when I enter it, because he's not reflecting on the meanings of the Quran. And when we reflect on the meanings of the Quran, this is one of the best ways as a scholar, as mentioned, for you to understand the Quran. And you won't get to understand unless you really reflect on the meanings. And to reflect on the meanings obviously is very important, the Arabic
language, those of you who cannot speak Arabic, you'll never be able to have a true understanding of the beauty of the Quran unless you can understand the language of the Quran. And even when it comes to the the know their love, and I give a small example always when I teach their students when they come to store it
allows them and as sort of an answer, it's a small sort of at the means are very, very strong. And if you don't understand the Arabic language, you're never going to be able to stand the true meanings and beauty behind it. And if you look for example, while also this is a last one that is swearing by time, and he can swear by whatever he wants to panel with Allah and the humans only swear by law. So he swears by time it shows us the importance of time in Cerner, Laffy Hussein, now he does in Arabic language, you have what they call the tech eat to what emphasis on something, how many of them that is several in this ad itself. And when you understand this in Arabic, it shows you
the strength of this ISO, we'll just look at something very small if you don't know the meaning we look at the translation. So we need to know the language of the point and focus on understanding the language of the Quran. Let's go back to reflect on the meaning of the ayat. Now we could read for example, a simple verse, hung up on lonesome allottee will help will help Allah subhana wa Tada. He created the heavens and earth with truth.
Does anybody have doubt about this? It's something simple, something basic people What do you want to do? Now we've read this verse, let's go and reflect on the creations of Allah subhanho wa Taala to the heavens in the earth. When you go outside and you look at the sky, the moon, the stars, you look at the ocean, you look when you go to the beach, you reflect on the creation of Allah subhana wa Tada, this is what it's going to do reflect on his creation, and all that's in the heavens. When you start to reflect on this it shows you the greatness of who of the Creator a little products, a panel with Allah. So you focus on these meanings, and you focus on reflecting on the is and then
when you focus on the meanings that shows you the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this course fills your heart obviously with the level of his mother because he's the creator of all of these beautiful things we see in front of us and this will call us inshallah, to become closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala and focus on filling our hearts with his love. Only subhana wa tada for the impatient
Desert the Quran and focusing on learning the Quran. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to encourage the Sahaba by saying to them, Pharaoh comenta, Alamo Koran Alamo. The best of you are the ones who learn the Quran and taught it to others. So they would strive to learn the Quran. And we look at the danger of nuts, acting upon what's called the hedging of the foreign to actually boycott the Quran. There's several different ways of boycotting a foreign, it could be from not reading it. And this is I think, most of us unfortunately allama Stein have fallen into this where most Muslims they barely read it, or Mashallah they read it the only Juma they read maybe soldier calf, if they
find some free time here and there if they go to the masjid early by mistake.
It gets here before they need to get there before they die, but he got there that day. So he said why not just open up the Quran and read it and then in Ramadan Mashallah Tabarak Allah, and he's very good at Ramadan, Ramadan, Muslims show other nets the panel Unfortunately, we don't read a lot. Most of us don't focus on reading the foreigners. That's one way of making a boycott, not fun. Another way, you know, they mentioned maybe five other ways. And from that is not listening to our the man which would comes in it. And obviously that can lead to a coup for if you don't have a man and faith and which comes in the foreign. And also, after that. The second thing he mentioned, was
not acting upon what is in the Koran that which is halal and haram in the Koran. We're not reading Informatica to know as it says, do this, don't do that. We're supposed to act upon it as Muslims. So if you don't do that, you're actually for the people who are making hedgerow we have boycotted the Quran, and that focused on benefiting from the Quran. And the third thing he mentioned, Rahim, Allah was not ruling by what's in the Quran. And as as you know, if you must go back to the opponent, if you want to be a true believer, and you want that must act upon what's in the one and only rule by the rulings, which is an opponent and nothing else. The fourth thing he mentioned, and this is what
that we're talking about, is not reflecting on the meanings, making the hedgehog or the boycott of not reflecting on the meanings of the Quran and trying to understand the Quran. And the fifth thing he mentioned, Rahim, Allah was
looking for the Cure in the Quran. The Cure, whether it's from the cure was for what's in your heart, because the heart from the heart, or even other diseases, which are in the body as well, because the Pura itself is Shiva, not just for what's inside, but also for the body parts itself. And that was confirmed in the Hadith of the Prophet. So they send them when the Sahaba they made the Rukia, the person who had been bitten by the scorpion, and it cured him the sword in fact that even though he mentioned in the beginning of the book, that that would that would do what he mentioned himself, that even though famous anybody know where he's from, by the way,
we bless him. He's from
Syria area, Rahim Allah in Sham. So he went to Mecca, and obviously a person when he's an area, he doesn't know, he might not find the things he needs, it will pay him he was actually a doctor himself, where he would make you the herbal medicines and things like this. So he said, I couldn't find the medicines I needed, because obviously he knew where to go in his country, but he didn't know where to go in Mexico. So he said, I started to cure myself with sort of fat.
And he said, I found any at the end of the cure for any several of the diseases that I had or the problems he had in his body. So curing yourself is not just by reading for what's in your heart also for other diseases, pain in your body, what have you. And this is something I have witnessed myself as well when you focus on it and you have the man in it and shall you will find the cure in the light.
Enough, they mentioned something beautiful as well, which is how can you what are what are the ways that make you make it easier to reflect on the eye and the ways to make it easier for you to reflect on that. And he said, the best way to do this is to imagine that Allah subhanaw taala is talking to you. When you reach an
edge imagine this is a lawyer talking to you and he is interested, he is talking to all of us, obviously as Muslims. So say you hear the loss of money he's talking to he's commanding you. This helps you focus on the meaning which comes in the verses itself.
This is the first point the first way to fill our hearts with the love of the law is reflecting on the meanings and try to understand the meanings of the Quran. The second way to fill our hearts with the level of stupider wattana is by coming closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala by doing the neverfull the voluntary acts after we do that, which is fun, after we do what is called is compulsory upon us in Islam. And this came in handy though footsy will also partner with Allah said makabe Abdi Ba La Massaro to LA magazine, believe in
the law says that my server does not become closer to me with something more beloved to me than that which I've made fun
compulsory upon him. And then my servant continues to become closer to me within the welfare of the voluntary actions until I love him. So now, with this action here, we're actually filling our hearts with a low velocity while at the same time we do it, a lot will love us as well. So kind of what Tyler says a great reward obviously. Here's a question we might want to ask, especially to my husband, we have something that's called compulsory. Why do we have things actions that are nothing that are voluntary in Islam? What is the hikma behind? The promises and I'm making these things there sooner for us to do, what do we gain from it?
The floor is open.
That's the first point I got I got it. So now the first one is if there's any shortcomings and our father prayer, or the fourth action, you actually make it up by doing this. And that came in I had the the meaning of the Hadees, which came in Sunni imagine its authentic hadith. Were also in a hadith which was a unburrow. And he said to the angels, Allah subhanho wa Taala held the Abdi mental power, does he have any volunteer acts, so he can finish with it is forever, he can finish with his compulsory act. So this is the main thing is that any shortcomings, a lot of we have them now. Because when does the ship on focus on reminding us things all the time. As soon as you say like
buddy comes to you with a revelation, he comes to you, and remind you everything, it could be important things to it could be very, very important. So she thought he comes in he confuses us a lot all the time. So you'll see our slide is never most of times not complete anyways. And unfortunately, this is something that's happened to a lot of Muslims around the world where they don't focus on their sellouts. And a story that's mentioned when you talk about not focusing on what's in this a lot is a story that happened. And one place in Saudi Arabia was was to the south and sort of the southern part where a man used to pray, or Nasir, as the Imam in the souk, and the
market there every day, for any, any several, several months or whatever. And he was the amount of every time he came, he would pray the morning and pray to the time he was in the market there. So one time for sort of all they said that he had prayed only three records. So when he sat down, they started to you know, say so pedal. So Panamanian make him know he has to get up. He moved he didn't budge. So panel asked about the whole budget to Tyler. He didn't move. He says Mr. Economy last October. They said you only pay through your cottage. He said, No. Separate for you for 374. And they kept they kept going back and forth. 3434. So he got upset. He said, Look,
I'm going to prove to you that when he prayed, and I prayed What for? He said, so you know, ever said in the Imam. He said, as you know, I have four stores in the market here.
So is the fact that I go to each store. And I make sure See, what do we need what we need in this thing. So as I go, I go over everything in the store in each record, he probably goes to the bigger store, the first record, store gets smaller, he goes to the next one after that. Anyways, he goes to all of his stores, and he's eurocom. So this guy's not even doesn't have no clue what he's talking about in the prayer. And he's the Imam. And after that, so if he's going to do any of this, this is what shaytaan does to us, he comes to us, and he or she starts to remind you things. I know forget, he said, you know, your wife has a doctor's appointment tomorrow, and you forgot about it, you would
have a big trouble if you went open and forgot about you remind you. So it's important or not, because you will get in trouble if he didn't remind you. But the goal is that you don't get in trouble. So you lose the reward of the other slot. So what shaytan does to us, this is one of the things that makes up for us any shortcomings. Also, one of the benefits is just like when you exercise, if you want to go for a jog now, or you want to do some push ups or lifting weights or whatever was the first thing you do
a warm up, if you don't worry and stretch and stretch out and get a woman then you start also when you go in, for example into the prayer, you're coming from the dunya. So it's actually like a warm introduction to the preview the sooner before and also this is a way for you to start to forget about the junior things because the two records if she's gonna text you and those more, it'll make your foot better. So it's also a warm up for the thought of prayer as well. When it comes to the people who are doing this sooner the people are not Allah subhana wa Tada. And Sora thought the reverse 32 he made the Muslims enter three categories made it clear that all Muslims are three
categories. He says I'm in home volume on enough see woman Omakase is coming home.
from them is the one who is oppressing himself. How is he oppressing himself?
What does he do to oppress himself.
can be sure to kill us he left his Academy leaves Islam but the other day
The biggest initial kind of boom, what is the biggest the biggest oppression issue, obviously, but you leave Islam. So males mentioned it, like committing sins, the person who commit sins. So I keep in the microphones because I use my hands a lot, but I'm trapped with the microphones in front of me. So you have to forgive me. The The thing is now that the sins and when a person who commits sins, he doesn't do it also by note Allah commanded him to do.
He doesn't, he does what a lot told him not to do. So who is he harming, harming Allah?
himself holy. And now on the Day of Judgment, you know, even though the mankind you're harming yourself, the main person you're harming is yourself, if you harm other people that you do, but the main harm will come back to yourself in this life, and also in the Hereafter, in this life, how? Because you will never find peace of heart peace of mind, if you're far away from the Manhattan methodology that will also partner with Allah towards you to be on Islam, it is very clear. He said, Well, man out of them victory funeral home, I shall conquer, whoever turns away from my remembrance, he will live a difficult or a miserable life. And this is the reality of the people will turn away
from the words of a law. And then he said, I love a decree law. He's very remember. So law, hearts will be assured. So if you turn away from this, you're only oppressing yourself. The second category is democracy. What does democracy mean?
Only the fried, he stay away from Haram. He's doing halal. But he's only doing the following. He's not doing much more. He's already supposed to hamdulillah. He's not doing what he's not supposed to be doing that he's unfair. But it's just there in the middle. He's not going up. And he's not going down to another level. And the other one of those was I described him as being what sabich will fail at somebody who's racing to do good deeds. He said that he's racing to do good. So this is what we want now from the Muslim as he tries to do as much good as he can. He focused on doing as much good as he can. And when you do this, as it promises me said, he said that they will fail that man, the
best of the deeds or which ones, the ones that are consistent of doing well. There are the consistent ones, even if there are a small amount. So that's why I'm Muslim. Now, when it comes to his novel, he should have a consistent pattern. There are other things you can do like to have a skill to change the vibe as we would say, to change the different things for example, today you say let's go pray on a janazah. There's a famous measure here for example, in debate, where they always bring that in as I'm sure there is using this GoPro legend has it that a good reward, let's go visit the sick people in the hospital. This is something new and something get reward from is a good thing
to do. And it's the hobbies to focus on doing these type of things. But you have for example, your main routine, you have that a lot of the 12 sooner prayers, you have the avocado so for example, you read the Jews over Quran, you prayed half an hour pmla or something like this, you have a certain thing that you never leave you have to have this and then you start to do other things to make it more interesting. And the scholars took that from this for example when you go if you go now and look tonight in the Muslim everybody was testing the Muslim the what he called the fortress,
which is the small dollar book. Look at the new harvest if that opening. Do you make it decide how many are there in the book, several of them. What are from the hikma This is so you change it, you change the style, you don't get caught up in the same routine all the time. If you look, for example, then there's different there's the The advantage is that it's there, the famous famous and then you have the Danbury, Matador also which is a Muslim, where he did it in a different style. You still didn't fit them shallow, he did a different style. So if I want to change that obviously never in a country will want you to do that then you don't do but in a country, we're allowed to change it
like that. You do that to change it up the salon and the salad. The process. I used to say a celebrity cannot last and I'm not going to lie but there are other ways he would do it in different ways. I don't want to go in detail too far off the subject. But these are the other different ways you can find them in the books that fit the point is is to change up the style change the vibe to make your a better, more interesting. The third point or the third way to fill our hearts with the level of a lawsuit pattern with Anna
is what constantly remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala and all situations constantly remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala in all situations, Allah subhana wa tada said and sort of Allium on verse 191, and lithonia coolala dM rudan were alleged to be the ones who remember as long as they're standing, as they're sitting and as they are on their side, kneeling down. Is there any other way you can remember Allah as all the situations basically, all the situation could be in either standing, sitting or laying down, and it's any guidance for us to guide us to always be remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala and that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said when one of
the Sahaba came to him and he said to him for advice, he said laser lu li Sonic Robin basically love that your tongue should stay moist with the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You're constantly remembering a lot. And we look at our scholars, the scholars who implemented Islam and practice them, you'll see that they were constantly
always remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala. Even when you look in the books of Hadith,
the stories of the oddity the Greek scholars of Hadith, for example, they say, in the mejlis the city I remember home number
5000 people used to attend his lesson is the lesson 5000. So they said 500 of them only with a real students of knowledge, who actually wrote everything he said, writing everything, the other 4500 they said, they came to benefit from his beautiful manners. ramola because he saw his mentor he implemented and acted upon Islam in his life. Even he said, once, he said, I never learned anything from the sun that unless I implemented even it was just one time in my life. So he's a person who was upon the sooner and implement the beautiful morals and their flock of our beloved prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam. So 4500 people will just take benefit from that and other 500 were just take it,
take it from his knowledge.
now in this small to any room, please. We're sitting, if I was talking about the microphone, I have a loud voice. I'm a teacher by profession. So I talk really loudly, but maybe other speakers. Even maybe myself, even some of the sisters in the bank might not hear everything I say we turn off the microphone.
Imagine how 5000 people, how did they used to hear?
And this for me, when I read it, I knew it was authentic narration, but it found some difficulty. How could 5000 people hear him. And so I learned we studied in the College of Hades and was there for a year and a half before I transferred to another college. And in Medina and university there, that they had something called the mobile live, the person who would any take the snap or the shift said from the Hadid, he would take it and be like somebody in this corner, and he would pass it back to the next one. And there would be official people for the mobilock, who would relay what the ship said. So he was here, for example, if any, any mod that he's got, for example, here we have from
this famous cause of ID, what gear told us or informed us, he would say this, it will go to number one, number two, number three until it reaches like six or seven in the back. And then the shift because you want to make sure that nothing happened to the end of the process, and then it had to come back to him.
So it was a I didn't work here and number one will go to two to three to four iterations seven, seven says it again six says it. It said it said twice to make sure everybody there hears it and make sure it comes back to the ship correctly. So what was the chef doing during this time? It takes maybe a minute or something like that for it to come back. He was remembering Allah subhana wa tada
making it still benefiting from his time. And I recall from the first time I met Chevron basil came along. And he was going to help me get as the University of Medina, may Allah have mercy upon him. When I first met him, and he was this how he was. He was always remembering also panel data. The first time I went and visited him.
There was a whole big group of people all in one day, he had this big file. People read to him, I need this. I need help with that. And he's answering if that was on the phone, at any second, and he he has a lot. Everyone when I first met him was talking actually a phone call from France, which isn't from France. He was asking, she was asking questions. And I told her after this school, I'm still remember he said go to the store, the embassy, MSN books, they're in Paris at the embassy. So he was talking on the phone. And he puts the phone down for a second. And he'll say super loud. And then when he puts the phone he waits for the guy starts reading. So panel a lot.
A lot. He's making Vicar. He's always benefiting from the time. She said the real Muslims should be look at the time we waste each day. Sometimes, for example, you go to do something in a government building or something, you have to wait in line, you get a number and you wait. You go to the bank, you wait. We sit there.
What do we do now? What are we good for now, everybody?
The phone is everybody. Now because we look so wasteful, we can waste our time. We start with the phone and starts texting or this or even not doing anything just playing with the phone. When I have anybody calling him I talk to we play with the phone and waste our time. So imagine the time we could benefit from if we remember most of the time. And the goal now by remembering a law is to fill our hearts with a level of a law. So we're constantly remembering a law and thinking of a law, our hearts will become full with his loves to Panama, Thailand. And we look at the status of Vicar of the remembrance of Allah in the Quran. And Islam. Allah subhanho wa Taala he didn't just order us to
remember him. He ordered us to remember him a lot. If you look at the Quran when last month that says For example, and so he says yeah, even Edina Amador got a lotta and victron kathira he says oh you believe remember Allah not just remember law, they can't get you in a lot of remembrance. And then he said also unto the Juma verse 10 what grandma Catherine Allah come to flee home so you want to be successful? He said, What if you want to be sensible calacatta remember a lot a lot and then he described the decoder as well so panel with Allah has been Escobar has been the greatest political ally. He was the greatest thing.
Why is it the greatest thing because all of the other acts of worship in Islam, what's meant by them is the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala even from the names of a solid is a declarative reminder, so as to remind us of Allah and the hatch. And the CM you go back to the verses in the Quran, you'll find also
cominis everything so you want to make the dhikr of Allah subhanaw taala This is the goal behind all of these acts of worship is the remembrance of Allah. So to the members of Mashallah Tada, we will find, inshallah the will fill our hearts with the level of smart Allah. The fourth way to fill our hearts with a love of a law is by preferring that which a law loves to that which our desires in our last want to do when they get the best of us I love that our desires when they get the best of us, we prefer that which our law loves to that which are desires love. And all of us have desires, every human being has desires. And these desires can lead you obviously that which is obviously so when a
person comes to the business the big test because as they say actions speak louder than words. So all of us say we love a lot. We love the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this we say a lot of almost insane other tongues when it comes to the reality of it. And we look at the situation of the Muslims, we don't we don't see it in actions. So if you're an artist in your heart with the love of Allah and the messengers always have it's going to show in your actions. So now when we're sitting down or watching, for example, football or something on the TV, and the exam goes, and it's time for slot and it's really it's like you know, it's tied one to one and it's like 70 minutes and
you know, 20 minutes left, what are we going to do? Very, very difficult because what do we in your heart, you know, you love salon and you love a lot you do. And you want to stay you want to see the end of the matches are very important match to you. So now what to get up and go is difficult. Now, when you want to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in any aspect in life, Emma is it might be difficult to do. For example, a man was to grow his beard like that because now this society looks strange look, this episode was the process and he said that Islam started strange in a weird turn a strange so to byelorussia tuba which is an agenda. So this is the
agenda will be for those who are from the strangers. Anyways, the point is, is that when it comes time for that, what you what your desires want, and that was a lot of wants from us, which one do you put in front, if you started putting in front that was a lot. And he wants from us, then shallow, your heart will start to become full with the love of Allah subhana wa Tada. And even will beam him along. He's going to mention these 10 points and keep mentioning also explanation from him. Because the books are very beneficial in this. He mentioned that there's three ways for us to be successful when it comes to fighting off our desires when it comes to the situation. And he said the
first thing is you have to defeat the desires of yourself. You have to defeat it because it's it's a it's a battle. It's a battle you either go to Jenna, are you going to go to the Hellfire one of the two this is the dunya just like when you're in the in your you were in high school, or you went to college. It says you have to strive to be successful. You want to get into a good college, what do you have to do? You have to study, if you want to graduate from the college you have to study, it's a battle. Also your life in this dunya it's a battle because you're being tested. So you have to now defeat you at war. You have to defeat the desires of yourself after that. You have to go against the
desires of the people. Second thing is to go against the desires of the people. Because what he wants you to do
what he wants you to do want you to be happy, and do good deeds and stay away from bad deeds. They want you to follow them in their shower their lust, they want you to be with him. Now if somebody starts to practice, don't be so don't be an extremist. I want to pray five times a day I have a beard. Don't be an extremist.
I would look like the Prophet Celeste and I want to pray five times a day. What's extreme about that?
this a colleague flexible, be flexible.
This is what they want to know what's wrong with what we're doing. We're not being any. So this is the thing you have to go against because the people want to call you.
The people want to call you to evil so you have to go against their desires. That's the second point. The third point is the Mujahideen adage you have to strive against shavon and his followers because obviously they want to pull you with them and just want to come into the hellfire. So we have to strive against him. These three points I think they're very important. So I want to stop any at each point a little bit to explain it. The first one is that you strive against your own self and
in your own desires. It was said to it has an adversity. It has a lottery Rahim Allah. Yeah, but
Dual side is punia, which form of jihad is best. And he says he had
her work for you to go with your gf waging jihad, or striving against your own desires. He said, this is the best type of jihad. That's why even told me about him. And I said that also the original of jihad itself is for you to defeat yourself. And then he said, How can a person be successful in defeating the enemy on the battlefield, if he can even defeat himself to do that with his photo, and to stay away from them just head on, he won't be successful. That's the problem with the Muslims today, because we've seen what's happened to our brothers around the Muslim world. But unfortunately, we can't do anything about it because we're so messed up ourselves. And we're
following Haram. And so we're not successful. It's it's a testament last month, Allah, May Allah forgive all of us.
Now, we talked about the Medina that we strive, you have to strive in Islam. Obviously, you have to strive if you want to be successful. Here's some interesting points that even though the Josie mentioned Rahim, Allah, about how to be successful when it comes to the Mujahideen to striving against your own self, he said, first of all, is for you to think and to reflect.
And to remind yourself, that humans were not created for this quick, amusement, or funding games were created for the worship of Allah subhanaw taala. That does not mean that we cannot have fun as Muslims, and that we can have fun, but it's not the goal we were graded for is the problem now is that people don't have fun and games all the time and laugh and joke, and they don't want to be have any bad any worship. So worship is what we created. But we can also have fun in games as well as we go through life. Obviously, they want to feel that's how that obviously. So the first thing we remind ourselves is that while we're greeted, especially if it's something hot, obviously, you must
be even farther away from it. He said, secondly, think about the dangers and the ill effects of follow your own desires. Now, if somebody for example, would you go to a western country or even in a Muslim country and study in university,
when you go to the university, if anybody ever studied in the Western University, here in the room here?
Yes, you know,
wherever you study
in France, anybody in his
UK, okay, maybe the UK is like America, but I'll speak about America what I know, in America, that kids they go to university at 18 years old. And this is the first time they've ever been away from any the eyes of their mothers and fathers. So they go there and they party. They just get drunk like crazy for about three years. And they come to the fourth year all of a sudden they Oh, yeah, we're about to graduate. So we have to know something about we're ready to get degree so they buckle down for the last year. So if a Muslim was going to be in this type of environment, everybody's getting blasted getting drunk night in de is it easy for a Muslim to you know, they're having looks like
they're having fun anyways. So it is easy for Muslim to say no to this type of if he's innocent vironment. It's not easy. And it will be honest, even though even Josie here he's saying, think about the ill effects think if he was to drink alcohol, first of all is displeasing to Allah subhanaw taala. The ill effects Why is it called omocha is all the things you can do because you lose your Apple use your mind your sanity. So if you start to do things, you're not gonna even know what you're doing. How would you have QB one car accidents, people have done things to their own family members and stuff like that because they're drunk, and they don't know what they're doing, as
well as how about minutes. Now?
The third thing he mentioned, is the person who is saying, for him to reflect and ask himself, the pleasure that you're gaining while you're doing that, which is how to think about how you will feel after it's over. And we'll give you an example with a Muslim, who for decades, when he's working, he's enjoying himself.
Most likely, yes. And it's a human instinct for male and female to have desires for one another. So when he's forgetting at the time, was like he's enjoying himself. Well, how is it How does he feel? When he finishes, the man kicks back in even though she's a small amount, because it's a lie as nails any in his new movement, that the movement does not make the fornication at the time he makes it. He's a real believer. Why? Because it's almost like as a man has gone, hit zero. But then, when he finishes, it goes back a little bit. After 567 it goes up a little bit. He remembers Allah subhanaw taala so he feels bad that he feels that he feels the regrets. So even though Josie said
remind yourself of this feeling before you even fall into it, this will help you inshallah, from not falling into it. Fourthly, he mentioned
to picture this action you're doing if it was happening to somebody else to help you. And this story is a famous story. It came in the House with No promises and this is where he took it from, is when the person came to this house.
gentleman said he liked this lamb. But he said
the dinner they'll give me permission. They leave his dinner. And to give me permission to make for again, he says the only thing I don't like about them is I can't fortigate so the process tell him what did he say to him? Imagine now we as Muslims, if somebody came to us and said this, always
smacking, you don't hear a lot tequila. Now, because well, we were harsh that we are which we shouldn't be like this process. lm is the overall aim. illuma He's the one who's merciful with his own with nation. What do you say to him? He talked to him in logic. He said turbo Halima? Would you like to step into your home? Your mother, somebody to coordinate with her? Obviously one of the guys say,
No, your sister, your aunt and like this and so on and so forth. All your relatives imagine it was having them would you like he said no. So also, even Josie see here also benefit from this, to think about this, if you want to afford to do something how Imagine if someone would do it to you, if you want to steal something, or you want to this, he when it comes to looking at that we'll just have a now you find people who are offended. If you're thinking, Oh, he's walking in the mall. And even if his wife is not covered properly, and you were looking at him get upset, what are you looking at?
Because now he doesn't want you to look he might look elsewhere, but he doesn't want you to look at his wife. So that also is a thing you don't want people to look at your wife or know if you'll do harm your family in any way. Also, you should think about this before you fall into this will help you stay away from it in shallow data.
fifthly his last point he mentioned was think about the benefit if you go against your desire, if you defeat your desire, what are the benefits, you gain? great benefits. First of all, in this dunya you find the nfca the peace of heart that peace of mind that you wouldn't find unless you do this, as you mentioned before, a lot of electrolytes of manual or automatic or even whoever turns away from emergency will live a difficult a miserable life. And we'll also panel what Allah says in the Quran, in La Habra, la theanine, nl Fujairah Luffy J. So finally, when I looked at this verse, and looked at the society, the society I came through came from in America. And I was given a lecture, I
said, we can gain a benefit. And this is something I've benefited from the reflecting upon, which was that we understand from this verse that this will be in the Hereafter, but also in this dunya. In this dunya, they will be also in a living hell,
if people were far away from the moon, so a lot they will live almost like the living living hell. And the people who are there abroad, if you are the pious and do the good, they will live in this name. And it's a pleasure. Why because they are doing a good duel. Last month, I told him and as he mentioned, the foundations in their heart. That's why some of the stuff they said if the marylu the rulers they know we're in from name from the blessing, the cartoon alphabet soup, they would have fought us with the swords, because they're looking for the pleasure the dunya. And they can't find it through the through the worldly things. But what we have for finding the Quran, the sooner we
find this peace of heart, which everybody's looking for. So they said Now, if you look at this, that people are good, they're living in his name, this pleasure and the people who are far away, they're living in a living hell. And I remember when I watched one time on the news, a famous actor, it's okay to say his name, because everybody knows him, which is Robin Williams. He's a famous actor. And he's been acting since I was a kid. I love my Look over there. Oh, by the way,
since I was young, he was acting. So we know who Robin Williams is. He was on a TV show or an on the news. And he was addicted to alcohol. So he asked, they asked him, you know, why are you have this this major problem with alcohol addiction. He said and think about this a person who is as famous as him, he has starred Hollywood Boulevard. And he's it has all the money. He's not a good looking guy. But I mean, I probably have all the women because of the money he has like this. So all the pleasure that he can have them. Nonetheless, he says, I'm living in living hell, those words. He said, Have you know, I felt like I was living in a living hell. And it's the same thing. It was more or less in
the Koran. So it's just a panel the same thing that I benefited from that we found it in these people, famous, any movie stars who will kill themselves drugs overdose time and time again, we see it why because they're trying to escape the living hell they're living in. And then also in the Hereafter, you'll find that even before the al Qaeda also in their graves, the people were from abroad, the doors of good they will be in the grey which is the role of unreal, the agenda, a garden in the garden of Paradise, and the people who are from the alpha jar, the evil who wants to do evil things they will be and hover from heaven and now it will be a pit from the pits of the Hellfire May
Allah protect all of this. After I just sent me about a year later, a brother sent me an SMS. And he mentioned that email payments in these three. So I was very happy to find this also, he will have a mission that abroad.
Good they will be in all the levels of life in this life in the grave in the hereafter there will be a name there will be a pleasure