Channel: Abu Hafsah
This is a Meccan Sura which stresses that the believers are the ones who will succeed, whereas the disbelievers will be punished for their arrogance and derision. Several proofs are given of God’s Oneness and His power, and the inevitability of the Resurrection is emphasized.
“[How] prosperous are the believers! Those who pray humbly, who shun idle talk, who pay the prescribed alms, who guard their chastity except with their spouses or their slaves with these they are not to blame, but anyone who seeks more than this is exceeding the limits who are faithful to their trusts and pledges and who keep up their prayers, will rightly be given Paradise as their own, there to remain. (23:1-11)
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Henry la blindman or salatu salam ala rasulillah salam aleikum, wa barakato.
brief time that we have together I want to talk a little bit about success.
Success many people will tell you different interpretations of that word success, some people will tell you that they came to this country for success
and success to many
is having a nice house.
A nice car,
some pounds in the bank account,
What did I say?
Very many you know that for every person, you'll probably get a different definition of that word success is all right.
Depending on who you ask, you know,
to the sisters, maybe success is you know, having a brother having a husband with a nice
big car, beard will throw depending on who you ask, isn't it?
is the Creator of success, isn't it?
So his definition
is the most important definition of that word that there is.
An every time you hear the Alon you're always hearing Haryana and Farah, isn't it? Come lively to success.
And Allah has said to us in his keytab
after Of course we say
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Now right away, we should ask ourselves for their description is alright. Did you want to be with them? Like, you don't want to go when the law says what we knew and and go.
Right? I can I can be that I could be like them. You don't know who they are a lot of talks about,
you know, our 811 you can be will be Dean another sort of those who deny the judgment day and he describes them because you don't want to be like them people.
And he goes on to talk about them. As believers. He didn't say God, African Muslim moon as very important, he didn't just say successful are those who submit? That's part of it. Because every every believer has, every Muslim has potential to be one of these men when you have to be Muslim first.
So we have to understand that we have to know what these people are, and their description and how Allah described them because his definition of success is the definition. It's not a definition. And he goes on to say, and levina homophobia Salatu. Hace
that these people these believers, may Allah make us from amongst them. They have in their Salah who should you know, you know when you're when you're praying.
You have this
or you should have it May Allah give it to us all this closeness to the one that you're praying to
and that you have the honor, the prestige and the privilege to stand up
And to bow and to prostrate yourself in front of the Creator of all creation,
the one who literally created the sun and put it in its place,
the creator of all things created, the one who established all the scientific laws that the planet abides by the one who gave you everything that you have and everything that you are.
It could be very clever and very smart. And allies, the one who gave you have the capacity to do that. And when you line up for your Salah five times a day in sha Allah, you're standing there, and you're praying, and you're knowing what it is that you're saying, because you're communicating to him.
He has given you the tremendous blessing to be able to do that. Not everyone can do that.
Not everyone has that luxury, that privilege. Islam is not your it's not Islam, it's not yours. It's a gift that's been given to you from above seven heavens, from the creator of those seven heavens. And when you're standing in front of him, as those believers are doing they have sure in their Salah when they're reading the Quran, they're not just going to loan
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open again, and I'm sorry.
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and they're just dancing through it.
Some people do that. I've heard it said a lot. They say oh, let's, let's pray mother and get it out of the way.
As if it is something of a burden.
Let's just get rid of it. Let's just quickly pray, brother Be quick. So I've actually heard people say that to the email, read shortly. Okay, you got to go. Where do you have to go? That Ally's gonna? Not like, where do you have to go that Ally's not gonna let you go there?
What is there that is more important than that?
And half of having kosher is knowing what you're saying brothers and sisters, okay. Arabic is not your language, it doesn't matter.
Know what you're seeing and reflect on who you're praying to? Is it going to kill you?
And if it does know that it's alive, that cause you to die.
You live and breathe and die, because he said, so.
He allows you to do that.
So these believers, part of what makes them successful, is they have who sure in their salon.
They know and they understand to the best of their ability, who it is that they're praying to, and what it is that they're praying for. And what they're saying during their salon.
What levena Humala alone.
This is a common one for us right now.
Because some of us, we will pray,
cry a lot.
We read those verses and we cry.
Then as soon as we leave from here, it's here. Did you see her job?
He has been so fat.
Only one brother left attack.
Have you seen his wife? Why did he marry such a short girl?
She's so dark. So Panama. But you were crying in your salon.
These believers they have to show but also mind their mouth. That vicious belt of a tongue.
Mohammed Salim said, there'll be a time when a person will tell a lie. And that lie will be spread all over the world.
And now of course we can tweet lies.
And it goes everywhere, doesn't it? everywhere. People can see it or don't even know you.
So when you gossip now, it's a whole different level, I'm sure that the companions used to wonder, how is it possible that I could tell a lie, and it can go all over the world?
How's that possible? People 20 years ago probably would wonder that if they're reading it because they didn't have those technology 20 years ago. Now you can post a Facebook post. And the power that you have with that sometimes is unimaginable.
I mean, it's literally going literally, not figuratively, literally going all over the world.
So they watched their speech. They don't get involved in he said she said
All right, well, Allah
de la upon, they said and he said, they don't get involved in that. They try their best to avoid that. Because
Hi, Mr. Selim also said, if you can guarantee me two things, I can guarantee you paradise. Two things, too.
To protect what's between your jaws, and protect what's between your legs.
Two things, guarantee you paradise.
Both actually are mentioned in these ayat, by the way,
to not be involved in this needless gossip about people, and you should know that if you're talking about people, they could take your good deeds away.
They can finish your good deeds, I can actually come on Yom Okayama because you wronged them, and you press them, and they could take every single one of your good deeds and if they're not happy even after that, you start taking their bad deeds.
Do you really want that?
Do you really want brother so and so to come and scoop up all your good deeds? You work real hard in this life inshallah, right? So you want Brother Mohammed, you call them short and dark in his life, he was upset about that. He comes on your monthly ama when you need every single Hassanein you can get, you're gonna come scoop up all you have to not just like that. And then if he's still not happy, he's gonna start offloading his bad deeds onto you.
You don't want that.
Sister Aisha, we made fun of her. She has a bigger head than you. Maybe when I was a villa, I'm not making fun of her. I don't want to take my goodies.
But she could do that she could come and just scoop up all your good deeds. Yeah.
You don't want that.
That day, you you know that day just to give you an idea of that day.
About a person's mother will come to them on that day.
And this quantity from Amazon. And he will say or she will say, I'm your mother. I raised you. I took care of you. I protected you. I fed you. I let you stay in my stomach for nine months. I took care of you give me one Hasina.
Give me one of your Just give me one of your as an ad. And that person will say no. You
can imagine denying your mom.
Well, this person who was abused by gossip, you can't deny them they're gonna take
they will take it away.
Are your words really that important? Who cares if, if Mohammed is short and dark cares?
Did you make them? You make him like that? Allah made him like that. Who cares? If sister Ayesha has a big head,
who gave her that head? That head makes to do to Allah, that head is decorated in a hijab, that head inside that head, maybe the Quran
cares. Allah made her like that. You can do change it by your words, make her head smaller.
She may make your good deeds smaller. Your grave may be smaller because of that.
span a lot. Ayesha. I believe it was her one of the wives of Mohammed says Adam said something bad about soda.
She's short, she's black.
Adam said what you said could darken the ocean. If putting it can make the ocean black. If put in. Can you imagine the ocean is like 12 miles deep in some places. And that saying that statement, I think actually was said about Sophia. alanna. It can be corrected on that. But the point is what it was what was said, what was said is that she was short and she was black, dark skinned. And Mohammed says Adam said what you said would black in the ocean would contaminate the ocean of put into it.
Be very careful about that. Because this is something that a lot of us fall into a lot. That's why I'm spending a lot of time on it. You'll be asked about your worms.
So first is their salaat. Second is that they guard their tongue when Latina woman is a character. And they pay there's a cap.
We have 1.7 billion Muslims in the world, roughly
give or take?
What would happen
if all those Muslims
all of them, pay them properly?
And it was distributed properly?
There would be no poor people in the world can you imagine 1.7 billion people.
Now obviously there are poor people and they wouldn't be able to pay their cat. But let's even divide that into half. Let's say you had about 700 million people
Paying there's a cat isn't even half less than a baby by 800 800 million people
painting there as
to Syria, to Somalia, to Pakistan, to Palestine to India, to the poor here in England.
Today, the people who need it,
and then those people they came up because now they've been given something to come up with. So then they start paying as well. And a lot starts multiplying it for you and a lot starts doubling and tripling and quadrupling it for you, until everyone including the non Muslims half
is not the what the heavens don't rain, gold and silver. But there's enough wealth to feed everyone because if we say that there's not, then what we're saying is that a lot is oppressing people, which is not true a lot doesn't impress anyone a lot creates you with your risk.
In this life, there's no magical money Martian that comes out of the sky, delivering more pounds, or dollars or whatever it is rupees. It doesn't work like that.
Everything that is to be created in this world in this world is created. Already, it's not distributed properly. And that's the whole point of the cat process. That these people, these believers, they pay there's a cat
what are the nominee for odium? Half alone?
Oh my goodness. That's another problem that we have. Nowadays. They guard their chastity. I have to be careful when I talk about this. I get in trouble a little bit.
They guard their chastity brothers, you too. Everyone automatically assumes Oh yes, he's gonna get out two sisters. Well, this is not my Facebook page. And I don't do that I get at you guys first because they don't have to wear hijab unless you're here by the way.
If you're not here, they can take that off. Is that racist? That's right, right. See the change, right?
The only reason you have to wear that on your head is because these guys are here.
Right? So they have to guard their chastity to they can have you on high beam all the time looking at everybody. Oh sister, Mashallah. Mashallah. Looking very nice today.
Alright, brothers now last one now are you haha. Sisters up there laughing No.
Brother comes out.
He's yelling at the sisters to start wearing hijab. He's wearing a tank top showing us his little ABS right? His little health club ABS that he works so hard to get. He has just come and show us as if we want to see that hamdulillah for the gift of blindness y'all.
I don't need to see that.
And that if a lot does return my eyesight I hope that ain't the first thing I see.
Some brother yelling at the sisters about a job and he's flexing his four pack
you have to pull your hijab sister
Mashallah sisters already know that they get told that every single conference
to the point they don't even want to come no more.
Can we just have one conference with jobs not mentioned
actually got email like that sister told me LinkedIn
they already know they're told that all the time. But are you told you got to guard yourself?
Yeah, be walking around here showing us what you think you have
And then they're going to go we're gonna go he's jealous.
I knew what those muscles were before you knew what they
And what they were for before you knew what they were. So no, I'm not jealous. I'm glad I mean
just because you don't see it doesn't mean it's not there.
Illa Allah has wired him and I kept a man
you have a way out
now we're not gonna deal with mela Kenya mean that's a topic for a scholar. Which I am not.
We will deal with the wife's though. Brother.
And sister. This is for both of you guys.
Because you do have a way out for your wife, your husband when you get one. inshallah? Some of y'all already got them
Am I the only one
married people that
Oh, quiet. You're gonna get in trouble because later on she gonna ask you how can we didn't say yeah, when I will have said so.
Sisters ain't gotta answer me. They got heya brother sit down, Frank going. If I tell him Maybe he won't look for me a second one.
Subhan Allah, but you're allowed to do that once you're married. You're allowed to, like decorate yourself for your wife and for your husband, brother. Not just during the courting stage either, right? You bring the flowers to her dad's house and you're all prdp
us now Nico
sister. Mashallah kifah kiali
I've come to meet your dad is all like he's all Mohammed Rafi on the people, right?
He's singing nasheeds to her dad and he's all Mashallah. Mashallah. The mom is all you know, Auntie's are all flipping out and they're cooking in the house and stuff cuz the new son in law's coming over.
Wow. divani right. Everything is all crazy, right? In two months in, he walks in the house and it's like this phone.
No flower. The only flower he brings. There is the one to make bread with now, right? You don't bring it in mother flowers no more.
And even her right when he comes to the house. I slowly
she's all like, Wow, she's all Mashallah, Mashallah. She loves him too much now, right? Because they're gonna get married and she has to look her best on the wedding day and she spends 100 pounds on her hair, and then put the hijab on over it.
I never quite understood that. But Mashallah. It must be a sister thing.
Long, as long as I ain't got to pay for it. It's all good.
That's actually part of the deal that the man has to pay for it. So. So but then once the wedding is done, and the honeymoon is over, he comes home to this
same old thing every day.
He's offloaded. And she's
and that's it.
The perfume but then when the wedding comes, she gets all dressed up, right?
She don't dress like that for you. But she dressed like that for our friends. Or when a conference comes the brother puts on his perfume. And he puts on his nice dope. And he walks out the house looking fly. But to her he's just another guy.
Doesn't look like that. You don't dress like that for your wife when she cooked for you. Why not?
You dress like that for a restaurant, wouldn't you? You come out looking fly for the restaurant. some stranger cook for you. In a restaurant. You don't even know who that person is. Maybe they spend your food
You say some he doesn't like
probably never going to in restaurants again.
She worked hard all day for you.
She works hard all day for you. You come home and you just you're just you
get out of the way of the TV.
Manchester's clean, don't you know that clear out.
And even her sister, she works real hard all day. He's trying to be good. So he comes home and like, there's no hair's not done. It's not a wedding, obviously, it has nothing. He just, you know, you're supposed to beautify yourself for him as well. I'm not just trying to rip the brothers although it is a lot of fun.
And it's not just them as you guys
don't just dress up for the sisters event or for seeds of change.
Because that's your way out. Because for them they're not blame worthy. It's actually a source of blessing for you to do that. To look good for your wife to look good for your husband when you get them it's a source of idea for you you get you actually get it for that.
can imagine sister we take the perfume like this inside your house and you go
you get a job for that.
He comes home and he's like Mashallah. He's all in love with you again, right? He brings you the real flowers instead of that when you cook with
our brother you you buy a nice, like you buy some nice clothes and you just wait for her to surprise her show up one day when she made the tandoori chicken and whatnot. Come out dressed like that look and fly.
It's gonna go a long way. I'm telling you.
I'm giving you pearls y'all
that's that's from experience. You do that? Mohammed Salah was the most romantic man in the world ever.
Bro. He used to look for Ayesha mouth was on the milk glass. And he used to drink from that place. That game I'm sorry. I never thought of that. Ever. He used to find the place where her teeth bit the food and he used to bite there.
Are you serious? He got game like that.
In a romantic like that,
he used to put his head in her lap and read the Koran.
You worried about the football game.
But if they go outside that bounds, then they're going to be blameworthy for that. That's not allowed.
Because he gave you a last panel tada gave you wives and give you husbands that you might enjoy them like that and get the reward. Just like you get punished for for going the wrong way. You get blessings for doing it the right way.
What are the enemy? I am?
And they are
guardians of their trusts and their promises when they make them.
You know, one little one little boy came to me
and he's upset the teenager okay.
He said, I don't know if I'm wrong, but I hate it when my dad says in shaba
Wow, really? Yeah. hated me said man. Why do you hate it?
Why do you hate that? Because when he says inshallah, it means he ain't gonna do what he said.
He never says inshallah to his boss and he always does with what the boss wants. He says this shout out to me. I know it's not gonna happen.
It's called inshallah gang. Right? And we do teach other brother I need you to come at nine o'clock in the morning, Joel.
And you know you don't get up until 12
he know full well he ain't gonna be there at nine o'clock. His boss he would only do to come at nine o'clock. Okay, okay, sir. Click and he's there. He's there. 830
he's a shout out to his boss, but he shows up and half hour before
because he played the inshallah. inshallah means Leave me alone.
To many of us, that means Leave me alone. Don't call me again. Because if you say if you say something to him when he's saying inshallah, then you are you questioning the
pro everything is inshallah your next breath inshallah. But you try your best to do what you say or say you can do it.
Be a man. Be a woman is a lesson. I don't get up to 12
or I'ma tell you I'll be there but I'm not I'm not coming until one if you can deal with that, then then that's fine otherwise insha Allah gets you someone else.
saying I'll be here I don't I sleep in and I'm, I'm terrible. I can't tell time.
I had a brother come I was on a tour.
Actually abused him after that. But last time I was supposed to catch at 830 train
this brother show up at the hotel at 825
I'm supposed to make it from the hotel to the platform in five minutes. I'm in the car at 830 and he's like, inshallah, we'll make it
like bro, these English trains don't wait for nobody. These white folks move on time.
I get there at 845 obviously. And guess what?
miracle of miracles trains gone.
And then he goes to me well, brother, a lot didn't mean for it to happen.
And I just abused him absolutely verbally assaulted him. Say bro, it's not a laws fault that you cannot read a watch. Don't blame a lot for your lack of the ability to tell time.
You're telling me that you're going to be at a certain place at a certain time and you and you didn't come now if you try? That's different. trying and failing is different. That's a different thing. Sometimes it isn't like that. Is it?
A challenge Allah. Three o'clock brother. It's like three o'clock comes 330 comes four o'clock for I know brothers who are perpetually late. The only thing they will be on time for is the funeral.
And that's because medical moat is in charge all of that.
That's the only time they're going to be on time is when a funeral everything else they're late and I don't mean five minutes, I mean three hours. Mashallah. You can guarantee that he's not going to be on time.
And some people are known for that. And it's not a good thing to be known for. especially nowadays.
When your alarm clock goes off, and you're never late for the non Muslims. If Imagine if we treated our jobs the same way we treat, we treat each other.
I know I started at nine o'clock. I'm gonna come at 12
and you get to your boss. Hey.
Why are you late, Mustafa?
Well, sir, a lot didn't mean
Get for me to come on time.
He's gonna tell you to your face. Well, maybe I'll find you another job.
And you're gone. Right? That's it out.
But the biggest covenant, the biggest promise that you've made, is whenever you open your mouth and c'est la ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasul Allah.
Everything else is small compared to that.
That is a covenant that you make every day, every day you say, shalom.
Other words, Mohammed Allah.
Every single day, when you say that you're making a covenant, you are pledging yourself to a las panatela, that he is your Lord. He is your Lord and all your worship is directed to him. Everything that you have, all your, all your worship is directed to him and to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names, and that Mohammed Salam is seldom is his last messenger, and there is no messenger and no prophet after him, you're saying that it's a covenant.
And it's a covenant that is extremely heavy. It's heavy in this life, because you have to live up to it, isn't it?
But it's also heavy in the next life, because it can erase every single sin that you have.
It can erase them with the permission of Allah, every single thing that you ever did wrong.
Can you imagine that?
I want you to envision it to yourself, because it will happen to you, you'll be in front of a lot. You two sister. It's not just for the men, it's for you to
you'll be in front of Allah. And maybe
he will see your sins.
Big Huge scroll. That is as far as the horizon you seeing. It's huge. And you're thinking to yourself this day I'm done.
This day, I'm over, I'm finished.
And then someone will tell you that you will not be wronged on this day. So there'll be put on a scale, all these bad deeds of yours will be put on a scale. And then someone will come and they'll give you a little card, a small scroll on that scroll that says that covenant that you make every day that ilaha illallah wa and you'll be on the other side of that scale and it will erase all those bad deeds
soon gone completed, absolutely gone.
Yes, it is heavy now. It is of course it is. It's gonna be heavy then to
that's the covenant.
That's the most important covenant and it encompasses everything good.
One Lavina humara follow it him you have one and they protect their soul. It's interesting how Allah mentioned Salah twice in these collection of verses. The first time you mentioned it, it talks about the feeling in the salon.
And now, the second time he mentioned it, it's about protecting that salon.
Because sometimes, you know, I'm not talking about the one who sometimes sleeps in you know, we're not perfect, you guys. No one in here is crystal clear and clean completely. We're all human beings hire to hire.
The best of those who make mistakes are the ones who turn back to a lot
so you're trying to do it and you're trying your best to protect it and ally knows that and that's why I'm telling you about these things as an encouragement to you and to myself that these people they protect us a lot of a garden the sisters get a little break but brothers you don't
you need to be if you're if you're above the age of 10 you need to be praying every day five times
and be happy it's not 10
five times you don't get no vacation
if you're sick you pray sitting if you can't sit you pray laying down you pray
because the one who doesn't pray up at the Capitol sisters you two you may get a break but if you're in on that break you need to be praying to I'm serious.
The first thing that should be questioned about is your salon. Try your best. Do you know the companions one time they missed?
me like that? Every day
panela companions Miss Fletcher they slept? Excuse right? Do you sleep How you going to make this a lot if you sleep? It's an excuse. Do you know they thought
they thought that because they didn't pray? That alone was gonna send an earthquake for them.
how serious it was these are the generation that Allah azza wa jal the Allahu anhu model blind
and they thought that because they missed the prayer they were so concerned with it that they thought Allah is gonna send an earthquake for them
think of your Salah like that.
Try if you can't do it try keep trying. Don't stop trying. Why? Because if all these people did what a lot described for them to do
they are the inheritors, living in a throne and
they are the inheritors when you inherit something can nobody take it from you right? It's your right to have it in sha Allah
Allah you know your eternal dose they don't inherit gender gender is not good enough for these people.
Gender is like down for them a little bit.
They don't get gender there should say inshallah you May Allah make you from amongst those people. You if you're amongst those people you will not get Jenna, you will get your dose.
Phil dose is the highest place in paradise. It's not just paradise right? Paradise is like the slums for you because what it does is like where the paci people live all the profits in that he looked down agenda and go oh my god
I'm in Philly does this like you know I said, Bom Bom cribs? Forget MTV Cribs. I'm fair dose.
That's where all the profits live and stuff. He could you know, he could say Salaam Salaam homicide set him up there. In fact, right above your head, right but right above you is the throne of Allah.
For those brothers sisters, can you imagine? Of course you can't.
If you can, you're lying.
Because Mohammed Salim said there's things there that the ear has never heard in the eyes never seen in the heart has never contemplated So you're telling me? Yeah, I can imagine that you're lying.
But in sha Allah, you will.
Simple Rules very simple. Can't be happier. For sure in your in your salon. Keep doing it. Keep trying. It doesn't work today, do it tomorrow doesn't work tomorrow. Do it the next day, keep doing it trying to have that whole show in your salon. guard your tongue from crap. Don't let anyone fill your mouth foolishness. Who cares if someone's short or tall or darker white cares doesn't matter. guard your tongue away from it. Pay as a cow when you can. And if you can't ask a lot of give you more so you can
guard your chastity. Except with your wives and your husbands you can look fly for them, right? You can look good for them. For them, you're not blameworthy. But if you go beyond that you will be blameworthy when you make a promise. Keep it
keep it or don't make it easier. Protect your salon, pay it on time. And if you do those things, you will be from amongst the inheritors of elfrida dos there you will stay forever without any worries. So don't worry about that. Once you enter that place inshallah. You can hopefully if I get to enter with you could look at me and go. You're right.
He kept us here until 10 o'clock in the night. Even when they told you we're out of time. And it was all worth it in sha Allah. May Allah make us for most of those people. And if you're not from them you don't think you are and start today because none of us are actually from them. We need to all work on it. No one's perfect. You're not alone. London Zack la Hi, Ron. It's been a blast you guys. Hopefully I'll be back here sooner than later. The pool only has stopped for a while and he will come check out the fan page. Because that's where you can get at me and say how, you know long I took and all that good stuff. Anyway, solid