How do we show gratitude to Allah and our parents
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah while early he or Sakai as you may all praise and thanks belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon his servant and final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as follows my dear respected brothers and sisters in Islam, shall not Allah what I wanted to share with you in a few minutes, is a very important command from Allah subhanho wa Taala. That is found in solid lokman a lot of Zoysia he says in sort of look, man anishka Lee valley where the de la el mosuo, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives a direct and a specific command in this part of the air.
And this is, of course found in the advice that look when Obi Allahu anhu gives to his son, but in this particular part, and he should go to Lee while you led, it's made up of two parts. The first part, Alonzo gel is saying, show gratitude to me.
Thank Allah subhanho wa Taala show me gratitude. And the next part of this command is while you take and show gratitude to your parents, as well, the question is, how do we achieve this in our life? How do we fulfill this command of a more every day in our life, because the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala must be fulfilled every single day and every moment of our life. You cannot say that I fulfilled this yesterday. And today we need to have a break. There's no such thing. The commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala are supposed to be fulfilled every single day. So how does a person achieve that he has shown gratitude to Allah and to his parents. Now, initially, when he
rarely they, we said it's two parts. But Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned the first command and that is to show him thanks to be grateful to Allah first. Next, he said when he rarely take and show gratitude, and be grateful to your parents, and that's obvious, because Allah subhanho wa Taala his rights come before anyone else. Allah subhanho wa Taala his rights are number one. So Lazor shall commanded us to thank him first, and then our parents second. So how do we do this? Let me share with you a brief statement of one of the salaf biohome Allahu taala and this is Sophia norina. Over law, he has a beautiful statement such a beautiful profound statement as to how a person can be
grateful to Allah and to his parents. Listen to what he said. He said,
Man, Salma Solow at the lumps, humps phipa check out a ma woman that highly rarely they fee at the burdell solo ad *a check out Ahluwalia, they amazing martial law, Sofia, Marina Bahama hola he said that the one who prays his prayers,
then indeed he has been grateful to Allah.
And the one who makes Dwyer for his parents after his prayers
by saying our bill fairly well, usually they come out of bed in Seville, I'll explain that in a minute. Whoever says this dryer and makes up for his parents after every solid, then he has also been grateful to his parents law court. And this is how we achieve the command of being grateful to Allah and our parents. Let me now explain to you the first part initial quarterly, showing a loss of Hanna hautala gratitude and that a solid is the highest form of being grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We need to understand this my brothers and sisters in Islam while working over repeated a million times, and I'll never get bored from it. And this is something we need to change our mindset
concerning a solid when we pray, ultimately our solid is a form of gratitude to a loss or shall. When you pray you need to recognize this meaning and you need to encompass this meaning in your heart, in your soul and in your mind. Every time you pray, and you say Allahu Akbar, think think and intent or law. I am thanking you. I am thanking you for the solid. I am thanking you for the help you've given me for the wealth you've given me for the children you've given me for the wife You have given me for the house you've given me for furniture in the house you've given me for making my life easier.
Follow cold water that you've provided for me for the food that you provide for me for the clothing that I have on me all of this. You need to think a lot for this. How do you think a lot of soil for this every time you stand in solid, refresh this understanding and this intention that you're praying to show Allah subhanho wa Taala gratitude to thank Alonzo origin for the many countless blessings that He has given you an AI Allahu Akbar. And you have to think all these are solid is the greatest form of thinking a lot of sociants blessings on what is the proof for this, you know, reflect with me over the Hadith, in where I shall be a lover. I'm here. She described the NaVi
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spray at night when NaVi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to pray long hours of the night. So she was surprised. And she said to him, why are you praying so long?
And his prayer was so long that his heel would crack, his heel would crack.
So he responded, and he said to her, and she said to him, why are you praying so long? When a loss origin has forgiven you for all your sins?
A true Why is he praying if Allah has forgiven him for all these sins? What's the purpose of the solid that because you and I assume that a solid only wipes away our sins true or solid? One of the greatest rewards is that he wipes away sins, but is that all? No, listen to this profound Anson Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said
alfalah uku hubbardton shockula shall not be a grateful slave. In other words in the vehcile alone while he was lm is telling her and telling us all that oscillate even though Allah has forgiven me from all my errors, I am praying and my Salat is my gratitude to a loss aversion. It is a form of praising and thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala. Today we have to show a lot of social gratitude is to get up and pre with the intention of the club, my solid is me being grateful to you subhanho wa Taala. The second example we have that proves of salette is you showing gratitude to a lot and being grateful to Allah listen to this hadith carefully, and maybe Salalah Holly alayhi wa sallam he said,
Hadith Sahih Bukhari Muslim
colusa Lemma Amina nasya li a sadhaka coloman bookcloth Coolio mintop lo fi he jumps in the vehcile Allahu alayhi wa sallam he said, for every single person for every day, you must give a sadhaka for every joint in your body when the sun rises, lower.
Meaning this hadith is telling us that we are supposed to give a sadhaka for every joint in our body. Every single day we live and we experienced the sun rising
lava cover and the human being has 360 joints. Then if we were to count the joints, every joint in our body and our fingers, our arm and our shoulder in our back our legs and altos 360 joints our back our spine 360 joints and each and every single one of them you must give a solid perform. So you and I have to give a soda of 360 360 soda pot a day.
Every day the sunrises meaning the time in which you have to give the soda is after the sunrises block Well, this is huge. And that is a lot harder to sell and goes on in this hadith to say that the lubaina thing or sort of if you were to reconcile and fix and mend things between two people that are correlating or arguing with each other or have isolated and abandoned each other. If you reconcile between them that's also local to a new genre there buddy for tamiu Alley how to foul lahoma la hematol hosoda that if you were to help a person to ride his camel or to get on top of his ride, or you carry his position his luggage and you take it up, you know because in the past for
example and then he couldn't get on his camel or he has luggage he doesn't know how to get up with his luggage. So if you help him go up, and then you put his luggage with him. For example today if you find someone elderly in the shopping centers, and he finds it difficult to get into his car, you help him in the car and you put his shopping bags in the boot of the car. That is a sadhaka so if you do that once the nuts you still have 300 and
59 sort of got to give an IV sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said one kilometer per year to sadhaka. And a good word you say is Osaka hakuho puttenham. She had a la sala de sadhaka. And every footstep you take towards the masjid is a sadhaka or to meet on other annapolitan sadhaka. And if you were to remove the harm from the road, that's also a sadhaka. Also pan on law is a sadhaka sink. So Pamela is a soda. So the quickest way to give 360 sober carp a day is to sit down and say so Pamela, Pamela so Pamela 360 times now the point is this. At the end of this Hadith, in sunon, Aveda and the narration is authentic, and the resol Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Will you show us how to come
in delic arakata.
And a person could give this 360 Saba
in to look at he prays at baja time, Allahu Akbar. Now the question is this. Why are we supposed to give 360 solar CT a day for every joint in our body, and it will fly normal loss it because a loss or shall allow them to function. So you have to show gratitude to Allah, you have to thank Allah for the health and the body has given you. And you have to thank Allah that He gave you ability, you're able to move these joints in these limbs of yours. So you must give us overcome thank Allah for this.
And then there is Allahu alayhi wa sallam he said, praying to God or solid to remember praying to God at one time, which is 15 minutes after the sun rises. And you have all that time until 10 minutes before then that is the whole time. If you pray to God during this time, what's it going to take from five minutes? Then you have given the 360 Saba pot that you must be giving every single day. In other words, a solid is a form of gratitude to Allah, Allah azza wa jal, he said additionally, be grateful to me. How do we do that? Pray? Yeah. Why do you pray, pray? And that is your gratitude to a loss or shall
feel the sweetness and the pleasure when you pray and understand this is you saying thank you Allah, for the countless blessings he has given you law. We don't have a home a law they discuss, why are the Tula guyot? That your prayer time? Why are they equal to the 360 solar court you give, learn about why Muhammad Allah they said, because all the joints of the body are being used. When one prays, all of them are being moved as you pray. As opposed to if you were to say Suppan, a law, that would be counted as one sadhaka. Why? Because not all your limbs moved, not all your joints moved. But when you pray, notice, from when you say Allahu Akbar, your hands have moved the joints in the
hands move, then when you go into the core and Institute and you come back up, and then even when you're in Suzhou, then how your toes have to be that pegged into the ground. So there's a movement in the joints of your toes. All of this is because you're all your joints are moving, therefore to look at at a time would satisfy. And that would be equal to giving 360 solder court that are supposed to be given on that day. And also, because of time, is a time of heedlessness. As I said, the time is 15 minutes after
sunrise. And it ends 10 minutes before bar time. And you see this time this time during the day. This is the most time in which people are heedless.
Most people are at work at that time they busy. You know they're busy working, providing for the family. And if people are wealthy and well off and they're not working, then it's usually entertainment time or sleep time. So this is a time in which people are heedless. barely anyone is remembering a lot that time or praying at that time.
And the rule there's a rule there's a there's a general rule in Islam, and that is that the good deeds that a person does during times of heedlessness are given great reward. So when a person forgets this worldly life, and stands for five minutes before Allah subhanho Medina, at the time of the most heedless time for the people, then a lot of social gives him great reward that these two are
I had satisfied they satisfy and they are equal to the 360 Saba outway supposed to give everyday Allahu Akbar, Masha Allah,
my brothers and sisters in Islam.
And as we said, anish COVID Li, we need to show a lot social gratitude. That's a loss command. And we said, we achieve this through our select every time you pray, refresh this intention, and knew very well and certain, that also that is you seeing Thank you Allah is using and humbling
for the blessings that you have given me, and in your solid, ask Allah subhanho wa Taala, to give you the ability, that you continue to show gratitude to these blessings he's given you. Because to be honest, we need a lot of social, his help and support, that we continue showing him gratitude. You and I cannot show a lot of gratitude, if he's so proud of what Allah doesn't allow us and help us in doing so. So ask him subhanho wa Taala, to accept your prayers to accept your gratitude towards him, and to continue to give you the ability and the strength and the power that you continue to be grateful to him. subhanho wa Taala.
That's the first part of the A and I final,
finalize this talk with the second part of the A. And that is that a large Zoysia he said while you were early they
and show gratitude to your parents, it is very important that a person show gratitude these parents as well.
And how do we do this as an early amount by mahoma law said, Sophia neben Raina from among the salaf. He said, Whoever prays, you've shown gratitude to Allah. And whoever makes Dwyer for his parents after a solid.
He has shown gratitude to his parents. And the best way to make for your parents is to see or build a feared Lee while you led. Allah forgive me and my parents, you see you begin with yourself. And that's something known as a principle that you'll always make for yourself before anyone else. Even if it's your parents. It's not selfishness. You make it for yourself first, then your parents in the Muslims. This is what prophets did. Like for example, musala he said me would say a bit fiddly while he was his nephew romatic you make dua he said, Allah forgive me and my brother and admittance into your mercy. even know how Allah has said, and he would say, Bill fairly well, he rarely they believe
in the holiday to mean and well meaning minette Muslim and so in other words, no holiday, he said, um, he made $1 or more, forgive me, and my parents and the believers, so you make that for yourself. So now the best way to make for your parents,
after you're solid, and this is going to be how you show gratitude to your parents, is to say a little bit fiddly. Oh my Lord, forgive me when he rarely they can forgive my parents, or better hammer home and come out of there. Neal Sahibzada and this is a dryer this last part. And Omar, shower them with mercy. bestow Your mercy upon my parents on my father upon my mother,
in the same manner, or just as they showed me mercy. When I was a young child, as they raised me when I was a young child, very important that you make this and you continue to repeat this throughout for your parents after every solid. And if you have children, go and teach them this to help from a young age. So that when you grow older, and you're dying, and they're still alive by a loss permission, they can make this diet for you. And one, trust me one dryer from a child goes a long way
goes a long way in helping these parents that are buried in the earth.
La aquatic Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that when a person dies, all his good deeds content and except one of three. And he mentioned while I don't saw the $100, a righteous child that makes Dwyer for his parents, you know what that means?
It means when a person dies, all your good deeds have stopped, they have come to an end, no more good deeds,
except for three kinds of things. He mentioned Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam one of them that if you had a child who died and you lift the child in this life,
every time this child makes Dwyer for you,
then that is good hustle that that continues
for you, and you receive it in your grief. And notice that also the loss of the law while he was sending me said a righteous child that makes Dwyer for his
Parents, what does that mean? That means that if a child was to give a million dollar savarkar on behalf of his deceased parents, it's not as good as him making one diet for them. Because there is some alarm on it, you know, salami said a righteous child that makes Dwyer for his parents, he didn't say that gives us a lot on behalf of his parents, even though that's a grand reward, and it's a great reward. And B if you let the parents get the reward of your soda, as well as the issue, but the best thing to do is to make for them. So to fulfill a last command, that we are supposed to be grateful to our parents, is fast to make dua for them, whether they are still alive. And it becomes
more evident, after or more stressed upon, after their death. Our parents need are those that have died a long time ago, and your righteous children, of your parents that still are alive now and watching and listening. Don't forget your parents in your
house, come on social to forgive them to bestow His mercy upon them. Remember the good moments that you had with them. Remember the days that your mother would do whatever she can do for you. Remember your father, and the hard work that he would do to provide for you.
Remember all this. And so when you remember this, and you remember that these your mother used to prepare food and put it on the table and call the altar come in. And she would even feel the plates up until you eat my son eat my daughter.
Now, as you've grown old, and they have died long time ago,
what you do is you look at this food, and you remember how your mother used to feed you. So in that moment, you might have some Sure, you might feel overwhelmed and saddened. But what you do then is go out and feed the poor person, go out and feed someone in hope in on behalf of your deceased mother on behalf of your deceased father, perhaps law, social rewards and rewards them when they're in that grief. And they need these asset these good deeds.
But as I said, it goes a long way in expanding and widening the grief of the parents in illuminating the grief of the parents and the VESA Mohali, he will send them he says in the Hadith that the parents are raised drinks in the paradise and they say Oh Allah, where are we getting this from? How did saya saya Muslim? They see all along? Why are we being ascended? Why are we rising in the paradise for whatever without? Where are we getting this Buddhist upgrade from?
For the answer comes to them. This still fairly one idk that because you have a righteous child that you left behind in this worldly life and he's making do out for you. He's asking a lot to forgive you. And as a result, parents are going up. They are benefiting.
They are benefiting from the diet of their children. So part of a lot
for my brothers and sisters in Islam in brief, to finalize with one statement and one sentence and that is law social Spanish quarterly when you add be grateful to me and to parents to be grateful to Allah is that you pray a new fulfillment Los Angeles command and to be grateful to your parents, as Sophia Anna binoy. And Obama who law said is to make for them make for them after a solid sale bill fiddly only rarely they are Bill hammelmann come out they only Sahil What else can loss of Hannah Horta Allah to forgive our parents? I asked him subhanho wa Taala to give us the ability that we continue to show him gratitude. And we asked him subhanho wa Taala that he made us in a bed he saw
that he shakey deep in the hole your vehicle called the rally or some of the La Silla modelica learn to be you know, Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germaine because there come a lot of what was said Mr. alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakato