Hadith #29 and #30 – The Value of One’s Time – Seize the Opportunity
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19 and 20 today because they are, for the most part dealing with the same thing or kind of like the same topic, which is the importance of time.
And the first hadith is the authentic hadith in which Zubayr
Even ID Robbie Alon who said the people came to complain to the companion, and it's been nomadic, about what was going on, and what they were suffering from, in regards to the oppression of one of the great tyrants of Ellis lamb who lived during the time of some of the companions.
So they came to complain to Ansible nomadic for advice about what was happening with gouache and judgment of use of photography.
A personality in Islam that Islam didn't see the likes of him after he left the scene level minallah Maya step.
So he killed a number of the companions. He threatened other companions, he was a problem. His sword was unsheathed on the community. He didn't care if you were a woman, he didn't care if you were old healing care what your position was. If he didn't like what you were doing, a judge would chop your head off.
So they went to the companion and is to complain
and is told them a tremendous Hadith and he says Allah read the Allah and all that the Prophet says Allah who it was setting them
into who my yet Tia comes a man on Illa will levy bow who shall remain who had terracotta Boko semana to whom in the BV comb.
He said his Spiro for in no hula yet Tia clumsy man. You people need to be patient with what you're dealing with from Elijah and the fitna.
Whatever fitna, you're dealing with like this hijab. Be patient with it. Don't make kotoge. Don't fight against them. Don't revolt against them. Don't raise arms against him. Instead be patient.
Because there's never a time except that the time that comes after it is worse than the time that preceded it. He said I heard that from your Nebby. And the reason why he said I heard that from your Nibi is so that the people would appreciate this is not my kind. I'm not telling you to be patient and not to make a whole jaw revolt against him. Or Sula told you don't do that. So pay attention to what I'm telling you just be patient with what's going on.
This hadith of was Sunni Valley statements sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are statements that today, a lot of the Shabaab from the Muslims they want to feel this hadith behind the backs because they think that they're superheroes. And they think that they love Ellis lamb more than the companions. And they think that they are braver than the Companions more intelligent than the companions. So you see the leaders of today who are oppressive, and they are not like hijab in many instances.
They want to fight against the leaders and rebel against the leaders today.
The advice of Ns bumalik. Back then is the advice for the Shabaab today. Don't make a whole Rouge against the leaders of the Muslims. So this hadith, when it goes to show that with the passing of time each year that passes by, from one generation to the next generation,
the life becomes more difficult for the people of Islam, those people who are practicing especially at Horiba you will look at if you're practicing Islam, you looked at as being stranger and stranger and stranger. So doing this time right now for person is really trying to practice them a man or woman a youngster, then doing this time the people going to look at you as something is wrong with you.
During the time of Prophet Muhammad, some of the community they looked at the companions and something was wrong with these people. But as time moved on
It became worse and worse. The wardrobe of the people with SNAM became a shed dead.
So to have patients is easier to have suburb is easier than making the horror watch. And the benefit of having SABR is better than making the horror which because what happened is that when some of the people went against a judge, a judge killed a lot of the people and from them were companions, he said to the daughter of Abu Bakar Sadiq. If you don't come when I tell you to come to my measures, I'll come in and drag you by your hair in the street. I'll drag you and you will be kicking your legs. Nobody should say that to me woman here. No one should say that by Judge not only set it to a woman, but he said it to the daughter of Abu Bakar he would think that the person was saying that's
the daughter of Abu Bakar. Her sister is Rasul Allah, his wife, how can you even say something like that, like that heating kit. So the Hadith shows that every year, every Zemon, the one that comes after it is worse than the one that preceded it.
That's the statement of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa it was sent I
want to make a few points that very important about this idea, then move on to the next Hadith and that is concerning this hadith and may be said that historically, if you look at the history of Islam, it wasn't always the case that every year that went and came after the previous year was worse than the one that went before sometimes we had in the history of Islam with this year was very bad. So according to the Hadith, the next year should be worse.
But, in fact, the next year was better.
Like in the case of a judge, when the judge was at his height after him. After him came the great scholar of Islam, the Khalifa Armada, even Abdulaziz and even Abdulazeez. His era and his lifetime was better than the time of an Hajaj the fitna was less knowledge was more security for the Muslims was better, life was better. So can we say that the Hadith of the Prophet was incorrect sallallahu alayhi wa sallam can say that.
From the Hadith, we know that the de Zhao when he comes, he's the biggest fitna for Benny Adam. So when he comes he's going to fill the whole world up and fitna and drama. So you would think that the year that come after him should be worse than that. But when the job came, he said no money and came after the job. The MACD came after the job. And when the magic comes, when in seven money in comes the MACD is going to fill the world up with justice, the same way it was filled up with oppression. So if the MACD came today for an example, all of the oppression in the world today with what's happening in Africa with what's happening in the Muslim world, all of the volume that people are
putting on other people, these countries, the MACD is going to rectify all of this. So during the time of digital, there was a lot of fitna, so according to this hadith, the time that comes after and should be worse than him. But that wasn't the case, the time of Ysabel Meriam is going to be opulence. People are going to be able to eat fruit, and then from the magnificent size of the rain of the fruit. They make houses out of what they ate the fruit from.
The rain is going to come crops going to be money, people are going to have safety and security. Ellis lamb is going to spread the frittata Nadia is going to be on the scene at that time. So how do we understand that? We say anytime you hear an item of the Quran, or an authentic hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it goes against and it conflicts with the walker which you see. And you have to know you have to know that you can never take the ayat of the Quran or the Hadith and say something's wrong with the ayat or the Hadith. You have to say something's wrong with the way you're understanding it. Because what the Prophet said is the truth. So Allah, what do you
say to them? And there's always a plausible explanation. So how is it that the time of Irma Abdulaziz was better than the time of analogize and it came after the time of Hajaj? The hadith in the words of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is talking about what is the majority of the case? Sometimes you're going to have exceptions, but generally
speaking, the time that comes after more times than not, is worse than the time that went before. But some cases hearing their individual cases that are few. You can't come and say this hadith is wrong.
The words of the prophet is the truth. We look at the great scholars shekel Islam, Ibnu Tamia, he said that, from his observation from what it's supposed to be, he said that the people of the Sunnah are the most knowledgeable people about Allah and the people of the Sunnah are the Most Merciful people to creation.
Was he lying when he said that? Because right now we see some people of the Sunnah are not merciful to the people of creation. They have some of the roughest, toughest people towards the people of the creation, even towards the people of knowledge, a person dies and they don't agree with that person. It says a deviant
was it blue Tamia making a mistake? No, his words are generally speaking that's how it is. Well, that's how it's supposed to be.
So that's the first thing about this hadith. The second thing about that even it goes to show the importance of returning the affairs to the scholars of understand that people went to NSF nomadic.
When there's a fitna about COVID. When there's a fitna about drama between the Muslims with the fitna fighting this that don't go to any I'm a bucker is either of the people don't go to the regular people that ask them about vaccines and fitna don't go to them. You have to go to people who know what they're talking about.
So refer the affairs to those people who have knowledge. That's what the self we're upon. Today, we have a situation where youngsters will sit together, and they will make to creative people to deal with people, they will decide amongst themselves, who's brave, who's worthy, who's not worthy, what the next move should be. And they're not qualified to do that. They're not competent to do that. But amongst themselves, they will swear that they are the people for the job. If you find yourself amongst people like that, you have to run away, there's a problem with them, there's a danger, and there's a price to pay if you get caught out like that. So the IBF is talking about time, the
importance of time.
There is never as a man, except that there's a man that comes after it is worse than the one that preceded it. So for you brothers, this is the worst time to be a youngster. So difficult time. This is the worst time to be unmarried right now is the worst time to be in the university right now, in terms of fitna in terms of the price in terms of whatever, this COVID Right now, have you seen a fitting in your life, similar to COVID It's probably the biggest fit that we've had to deal with since we've been alive.
And we still don't know which way the COVID situation is going. It's going to be another knock down. How many people do we know have died from this COVID be able to drop in left, right and center who we know. And then while this serious situation is taking place, we have those people giving opinions and they don't deserve and they don't have the right to give opinion is a fitna. In the past, in the beginning of Assam, the prophet ask a question so Allah who it was sending them and he would say to the people tell me about this thing of that thing quizzing them. Everybody would be quiet. Everybody would be quiet. Right now if you said to someone
Bitcoin what is the root of the big point? I know it's haram.
Do you know what Bitcoin is? Now? I don't know what it is to sounds like it's haram. That's what we're doing deal with today. People given *ed was, and then that those people before the people went and taught that companions
and a lot of times they didn't know the answer, but they left it for someone else. That's the level of not wanting that responsibility of being wrong, or being in a position of leadership. Right now, the way life is. Everybody wants to be a leader. Everybody wants to be acknowledged and recognized.
So the time that we live in right now is a time of fitna a sobor, during this time, as it relates to the Imams
it is a Huff is easier, although it may be difficult, relatively sleeping and is easier than making Rouge because if you revolt against those rulers, it's gonna be a big problem. And some of the rightest people of this OMA, they suffered the result of that at the hands of a judge, but also for photography. So the issue is about time and knowing what time you live in, in the reality of the time. Which brings us to the next trillion
Abdullah Abdullah bass, may Allahu taala. Be pleased with him. He said that the EBU sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in authentic hadith but let me make give this example. Let me give this example, about the issue of one time is worse than the one that comes after it. And worse and worse and worse, generally speaking.
There's a hadith that the Nibi told us in Awana fitna T Benny is Surat el candidate for Nisa, the first fitna, that was a problem for Benny Isra eel. Allah guided them and they came out of Egypt. And Allah gave them and BM prophets and they got close to Allah, and their civilization grew, and they had protection and they were close to Allah. And Allah will bless him with all kinds of things. And then the fitna came, he said the first fitna, Benny is ill was the fitna that they had with the women, then women started doing a lot of things.
So as time went on, it got worse and worse and worse. And now we're religion. We're going to follow Benny Surah Al and everything that they did.
There was a time when in Ellis lamb, you wouldn't find a Muslim woman smoking cigarettes. Now, if she smoked cigarettes, she smoked cigarettes were no one could see her. She's a real smoker. She was smoke cigarettes we no one can see as time went on, and they got worse and worse and worse. And then those women in parts of the Muslim world where we come from in the Arab world, other than that, the woman came outside, and she started smoking. But it was the one who didn't have she didn't have hijab.
She didn't have a job. You didn't see a Muslim woman wearing a short dress, you can see a legs, not wearing he died. During the time of the Prophet those Muslim women dressed and they covered themselves. As time went on, that He jabbed began to disappear and shrink and change.
Now make sure if smoking.
So the one who was smoked outside was the one who didn't have any deem. And then it got worse and worse, who became acceptable. So now if you see her in the restaurant in public, smoking shisha smoking cigarettes, or smoking a pipe, or cigar, no one's gonna say anything, because that's a business.
Time kept going on until now. Now you'll see the Muslim woman with the jab, smoking cigarettes, because it happened with a one where's he job, she was smoking side, and the one without a job was smoke outside. Now I'm the one who has hijab who was hiding. Now she's outside as she's smoking. That's what this hadith is talking about. You didn't see people a long time ago, not praying, well known in the community amongst relatives and people, friends, neighbors, for and doesn't pray. You didn't find that before. There could have been people were not praying, but it was concealed and hidden now is common and it's normal and acceptable, that we have relatives and friends who don't
pray from our family. It's acceptable, because of the time that we're living in.
So if you're giving down with Allah, you have to understand that you can't hold everybody to the same standard of that time. You have to know your time. But that's the meaning of the Hadith. It gets worse and worse and worse for the most part. Sometimes there's some exceptions.
But I've even my beloved Namaste, bass Rasul Allah says, Allah, Allah, why do you sell them? Take advantage of five things before five things. Take advantage of your life before you die.
Take advantage of the time you live in. You are alive everybody right now. Well, your home, you are alive.
Take advantage of your life while you're living. Take advantage. After that, have your good health before you become sick.
Take advantage of your free time. You're not as busy right now. Take advantage of it before you get busy. So when COVID had happened, and we were on lockdown, and we were at home, and we had time on our hands, some people just wasted time by being on a PlayStation for 678 hours a day.
Person is into soccer. He's into American football and basketball. So he watches the game and the game takes four hours of wasted time. In that four hour period, he could have been studying his religion. He could have been studying for his exam. He could have been studying or doing something productive, but he's just wasting time. When he had time on his hand.
take time and advantage of your youth before you become old.
And take advantage of your life before you die. Take advantage of your life before you die. That hadith is similar to the first Hadith as it relates to the whole issue of the whole issue of an individual.
Knowing the value of time knowing the value, how important time is, some people have no concept of time. Some people really have a good concept of time, and they take care of it. But most people for the most part, we're not taking care of the time the way it needs to be taken care of. Because the day will come when a person will be regretful for wasting time. And that day regret is not going to benefit him. It's like the child who gets in trouble. And the child comes in, he says to his mother, I am sorry, it's too late to be sorry, you should have been sorry before that, when you had a chance to make it right. So five things take advantage of five things before it five, take advantage of
your life before you die. Take advantage of good health before you become sick. Take advantage of having free time before you become busy. Take advantage of your youth before you get old and take advantage of having money.
Take advantage of having some wealth before you don't have any wealth. The Syrian refugees when they were living in Syria, and they had jobs, and they had homes, and they were having a salary and income at one time.
It was that time that you start spinning because the time may come where you don't have that money, something is going to happen. The days they go up and down one year you have money the next day you don't have money the next year, one year you have good health next year, you don't have good health. One year you alive the next year your debt. That's reality. That's the nature of life. So they came in a extra profit a man, you're also like, give me a more either give me some advice. So the Prophet gave him a mo either a man or even like the man. He's going to give an exhortation a warning to the people. So he told him these words from his July man and kill him. His Joanna Kelim wisdom for So
Liza Rahim. So he told that man, and he told everybody else take advantage of five things before five things happened to you. And he mentioned these five things. Now each one of these five things at 20 is a whole bunch in and of itself. We don't have time for that. In this dose, we put in both of these tidy together to make it so that we'll have a third of the book to explain in Sharla just 10 more a hadith or something like that. So we are Hadith number 30. Now, we'll finish ID for 30 today with these two Hadith. But the point is these five things they have a lot that can be said, as it relates to take advantage of your life before your death. This book that we're dealing with right
now the author of the book is dead.
He died doing this COVID
No one thought he was going to die. No one expected him to die. But he's dead right now.
The ship it hasn't 100.
And how many people we know people from amongst us we know people were dead. We didn't expect them to die. They're gone now.
And they can't say I wish I want to do more. But they have to leave things behind in a way of the prayers that they did in the way of the sadaqa that they did in the way of the Dawa, that they did in the way of the good deeds and the bad debt.
So concerning this issue of taking advantage of death or your life before your death.
A few things we want to mention here as a way of advice you brothers, the best of Allah's creation as it relates to the human beings, His Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Rasul Allah He died, as everybody knows, there are some people from our Ummah, who reject that we don't know what kind of Islam that is. But we know that Rasul Allah has died, and Allah loves him more than he loves any other human being and that's Allah, sunnah. And every single human being from Adam until the last human being that's going to live well my job Allah, the beschermen publica, a hold of a meta for human Kali doing. Yeah, Mohammed, we never created any human being before you and that
human being lived forever.
You're going to die. Do they think that they're going to live forever?
Allah told the Prophet salallahu it was setting them in a coma yet, we're in Omiya tune Yeah, Mohammed, you're going to die. But the verb of the noun that's used is You're dead now. In the comedian. The meat is almost dead right now. You are hate living. The one who was dead is made. That's what that means. That's a noun. You're dead. Allah use that verb, that noun to tell him he's going to die. But the now actually means you're dead. So in reality, I'm a dead man talking. Death is coming to me. When where how? I don't know. Well, Llahi this may be the last drink of water that I intend to drink. Maybe I will. Maybe I won't. The last time you came down the stairs in your
house. You're not going back up those stairs that getting you that opening up that door again.
You are dead man sitting there. And that's a dead man eating his food. And that's a dead man going into Maurices right now. In the command, we're in the home, maybe tonight, you're going to die or you're dead. And all of them are going to die. Then you're going to return to Elijah. So Rasul Allah, the Most Beloved of Allah's creation dies Allah Allah what He was setting up, everybody's going to die it is the ultimate reality. Take advantage of your life before you die.
I likes the question about Rasul Allah and Mata are Cotulla and CalOptima, Allah kabhi, come F Muhammad, were to die. When he dies, if he dies, are you people going to really lose your religion and turn back. So the point here is, everybody is going to die.
But the strange thing is that the majority of the people don't act as if they believe that because we are persistent in doing things that if you know you're going to die, don't do that thing.
So what happens during this COVID People die from far away, we don't know they're dying every day, and we keep doing what we're doing. But when someone dies close to you, that's when you say, Man, death is close, I can't believe that man died.
If he died, that's the deal about my mortality that's assigned to us.
But you don't have to wait to the person who's next to you the one who you know die. So anybody you lost your mother, you lost your father, you know someone close to you, a neighbor relative, you are affected by that. But when other people died, has died, they die and I know theoretically, that they are dying, but it should be knowledge that is empirical, based upon experience, based upon tatoeba face based upon facts, we are all going to die. So in regards to the issue of death, no body lives. So why would Eliza gel mention all of those is of the Quran to bring the point home to the mind of the one was intelligent. He said in the Quran, call Lucia in Halleck. In our choco everything will
be destroyed everything is going to die everything except Allah the face of Allah. He said in the Quran koloman la her fan. Will your car watch her up because volu Jelani will cram everybody on this earth, everything, every animal everything is going to perish. And the only thing that's going to remain is the face of Elijah Joe. Colonists in the Echo to mold. Every human being will die again. whiny The question is, if the person knows he's going to die, why not make Toba? Why not try to be a better person? Why not avoid arrogance ignorant? Why not avoid oppression with the people on the flop? And I don't see here talking down to anybody here. That is the condition of most of us.
Until death comes to you. And that's another problem. That when the death comes to you, most people are not going to be ready for it. Everybody's going to die. No doubt, and you don't know what's gonna happen.
So you would think that Benny Adam, he's going to make preparations, man, I can die at any moment. I'm not getting caught out doing this. I get caught out by Allah and I'm doing this and I gotta face the music
is going to change his life, but gerflor Because we believe we're going to keep living. So the Prophet told the people don't spin your
A day, as if you're going to see tomorrow, Allah wakes you up in the morning time. Don't act as if you're going to see Friday.
Obviously, when you make plans, you say in sha Allah because you don't really know. But in terms of living your life, living really living your life, the person lives his life. I'm going to die and it's inevitable. And I don't know when it's going to happen. So I have to be prepared. So he gave us those i Yet he mentioned supine on with Isla with Toby uma Uzi like he may come in Rubicam mean company and yet Amen company and yet to come as Abu Bakr Tetun went to lodge to shyrone follow what Allah revealed to you follow the Quran, follow the Sunnah do halau stay for haram? Do the bad that follow what Allah told you to do?
Before death comes to you and you're not ready. And most people are not going to be ready.
This one deaf came to him. And he was in the middle of doing something deaf came to him. He was building his house deaf came to him. He was praying preparing to get married. Death came to that one he was going to do the exam. Death came to that one he was going to do something but it came in when he was unawares and it came everybody's gonna die. Death is going to come to most people and they're not ready.
Another issue about death is he nobody knows where he's going to die.
But am I tethered enough soon. The A erode into moot. No knifes knows where he's going to die. That one died in his mother's house, that one die in the auditorium at the school that when die on Coventry roll woke up in the morning and he died on Coventry roll that went over there die because he was eating at McDonald's or somewhere and he choked and he died. That one die because his cousin stabbed them in killed them. That one die because he fell off the rail and fell over he went to city center and was coming down the escalator and slipped and fell down the escalator and he died.
Everybody doesn't know when it's going to happen. So the Prophet of Islam sallallahu alayhi wa sallam conducted himself and he existed and he lived in a way that showed he understood that.
So you didn't find him playing cards wasting time. You found him doing things to relax and to have recreation. You found him smiling at the proper time in a proper way. But you never found him watching a football game for four hours, four hours.
Because those four hours it's part of his life. They're not coming back. Don't get it wrong. And I'm not saying people can't be happy and people can celebrate Rasul Allah showed us there it was Sula play with his children Rasul Allah had wives, Allah, Allah what He was sending me had children, he had children. He enjoy nice things in life. He enjoyed cool water. someone he likes watermelon, nothing wrong with eating a watermelon. Nothing's wrong with dressing. Nice. Nothing's wrong with that. But the issue is why you do that you understand? I enjoy these things. But this is not the goal. This is not the objective, the goal and the objective is I'm going to die. So therefore I have
to pick people who have like minded, like, like that. Because if you're around people will help you to forget that we're in trouble. And that's what our reality is because of the time that we're living in the time that we're living in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, during his time, the companions or loved the Allah on him. When he saw things taking place, they said something about it, or they laugh. They saw something. It wasn't right. They changed it or they left.
The good person right now is the person who the good practice in person is the one he sees something and he says they just doesn't say anything, keeps his head down, and he keeps his mouth shut. That's the time we're living in.
So the remembrance here and whiny. And the reminder here is we are hearing about and we are seeing people like dying right now in the UK with his COVID I think more people die this month in the UK than any previous month. And it's supposed to get worse. Allah knows best. We haven't been afflicted with COVID But nobody said you're not going to get COVID
May Allah protect all of us, nobody said that people sitting here are not going to die from COVID.
And that's another thing. COVID is real. And COVID is is one of the many real things that can kill you. It's not just COVID. So here's something we have to be aware of. And we have to wear a mask. And if we see someone who has the symptoms we avoided, but there are many things like that, for the young person, hanging around with people who are involved in drugs and violence and crimes, that's like a virus kill you, you will lose your life. So why put a mask on about COVID and be worried about COVID and shaking hands like that, and doing you know, separation of people. But when it comes to hanging out with criminals and gangsters, that doesn't faze you at all.
You're more apt to get killed with those people than you are to get COVID.
Take advantage of five things before five things. When the BMV slam Salallahu it was selling at 21 constantly told the people remind yourselves and remember about the reality of death, from the name of Allah is when you don't die. And someone around you who you know, just suddenly checks out. And you say, Wow,
that's a NEMA because there's a vicar for you. And look at this issue of the death. You know, you can be a person in this dunya all of us, we want to be respected. No one wants someone to come and say Get up. He comes behind you and put his knee in your back and pushes a Get up I want to see here. That's disrespect. So we want to be respected.
And we respect people people say a chef, ll Danny, a chef, ll bang, they respect them. The chef said, the chef has come in, let the chef sit down. That's the opinion of the chef respect.
But once the chef dies, his name is no longer Minchin. Because of death, he dies. And they don't call him shake anymore. You know what they call them? They call them Janessa.
Bring the Janessa here.
Bring the Janaza here, you go into the janazah. They don't say you're going to the share. Are you going to Muhammad, he's dead. They don't say to you, they say you're going to the janazah Did you pray the janazah. His name is not mentioned anymore,
except a little bit. And today when he dies, you're affected.
But after a week, or two or three or four in a month in a year, we don't remember that anymore. He's not remembered like that anymore. But when he was on the scene, he was respected. But that's the reality of death.
And then when you die, and the people bring you in a berry you, your family, everybody leaves you and I take your money with you. They marry your wife after you. Your wife is married after you and the man and the man himself. When his wife dies, he gets married immediately after that. The ladies you're going to wait four months, 10 days, and maybe a year, two years, three years, five years, 10 years.
Because he's dead. And all through in his life. He was just wasting time for that inevitable situation.
So take advantage of your life. Yeah, Abdullah while you're living. Does that mean you can make mistakes? No, you're gonna make mistakes. We're all gonna make mistakes. But I made a mistake. So I have to make Toba. He's smoking cigarettes, this example. Those cigarettes gonna kill you.
They are going to kill you.
And you're going to, I can't even say speed up your death. Because everybody's going to die when and where and how he was meant to die. But you know, the Prophet said the age of my OMA is between 60 and 70. I mean, you can go you can get up to in sha Allah.
But he's smoking. And by smoking, he increases his chances of cancer, lung disease, all kinds of issues. Because he thinks he's going to live forever.
if we were intelligent, honey, I mean really intelligent because we have intelligent people who do really good in school. But that's not the mark of someone who's intelligent. He's intelligent, but he worships a cow. He's intelligent and he says, Allah doesn't exist. He's intelligent, and he's doing evil and bad not knowing he can count. He's a mathematician. He's a genius in math, but he doesn't realize everything you do. The math is going to come back. It's going to
get you. There's a Maha Sabha. There's a reckoning for you, you're going to be reckoned with. He is not even cognizant of that. So as I said, and I sit in the audience and I see the audience and you see me, all of us, everybody here is involved in something with something that we shouldn't be involved in, and we shouldn't be involved with.
And if we knew death was coming, we will say, hey, hey, hey, he, I have to wake up and will lie in shape and will come after you become motivated and say, hey, that's right. Hungry. I heard that. I mean, I know it, but now I've been reminded, I got to get myself together. You get pumped up, shaved down will come to you before you leave this masjid
and make you lose that feeling of I gotta do better. I got to be better.
I don't know if you brothers notice young brother who went to Medina. I don't know if he graduated or not. But he was very active on the internet. And he was sharing his life and his struggles with the community. So I'll mention his name. His name is zebra, Ismail Beaumont. You brothers know that man.
His smile Bowman, did you see the last video of that man
where he's walking in the hospital, and how much weight he lost. And then he wrote on the thing, sharing his life with the people. He said I spend
all day managing the pain.
And I just tried to get through the day, he said and then when the night time comes, I spend the rest of the night managing the pain. Take advantage of good health before you have bad health. I saw with my own eyes these two weak eyes now I got four. Last time I saw his smile, BOMA in real life was at the Kaaba. I was at seven Marwan I finished my Rama, Rama Hodge, whatever I was doing. And I was walking at the top going across to go to our hotel. I was walking at the top, you know, going across the shortcut and they were making a say between seven. Marwa I looked down. I saw he bring his smile walking. His father was in a wheelchair. And Ebrahim. His smile was pushing his father and
he was sick at that time. That's what I saw. I saw him he saw me. I said Son, I want to come sit down. He went I looked at him. I never saw him again in real life.
I spoke to him I never saw him in real life. Now his smile Beaumont give him an opportunity to walk around the Cabo ones is going to be an arduous task. So you'll go into the internet right now. When you get a chance if you don't notice brava and just put a smile Beaumont in there.
You think it's my elbow? Matt can come to this class and sit here.
And you sit in here and I'm sitting here
do you think he wasn't sitting there one day? That it's not going to happen to you may Allah forbid.
So brothers one take advantage of your youth before you get oh, I look into this audience so you guys are Chabad? I'm gonna tell you something. You see me right? You see my bit. I was like you one day. I was 18 years old. 19 years old. And I used to walk around like hey, I'm invincible. You want to fight me? You want to deal with me? But now at this age now I don't want to fight anybody.
I don't want to fight anybody. I tell you no lie. I tell you why. I'm walking I saw a dog and a dog was coming in the it looked crazy to me. I started running the jump on the car in my when I was 18 I can run him probably jump over the car. I want to jump up I didn't get high enough on the floor. I fell on the floor. The dog came in I'm the Lead wasn't a crazy dog. But now at my age I can't move like that anymore. I was your age before.
You think that time is going to skip over you and just want to always be young.
No, you look at the people in this mess. Check these older brothers in these machines. We can do what we used to do at the age of 18.
And I'm looking at you guys this guy can play soccer right here Mashallah. He can play run around all day long. That one play basketball. Every time his team when the challenging thing comes on. He can be out there for three hours his team keeps winning.
I get on the basketball court because I'm like exercise it Hey,
running up and down at court.
Why? Because I'm not young anymore like that. And I'm not like the guy who's 70 I'm not like the guy who's 80. And I remember being 1718 1920 25 looking at it, oh man and woman all wrinkled up, you say subhanallah. You say, wow, look at you. Oh, I'm getting like that.
You think you're going to skip that?
That's the Sunova line everybody. So the point here is 24 All of us brothers, sisters, take advantage of the opportunities that you have. Take advantage of the fact that you are alive. Why is it
that if we knew, as the Prophet says, someone loved what he was selling, anyone who says to panela would be handy. So panel, Alavi so panel, lower behind these two panel lobbying 100 times anybody who says to panelist pounds 33 times, anyone who does this, he gets this reward and that reward and this reward, and he won't do it. He won't do it. We won't do it. We praise a lot that he shot the question. How many people said to panela 33 times and the rewards of that? And he got those rewards? reading the Quran, one page of the Quran Ebihara of 10 Hasina. How many people picked up the Quran, outside of Salah and read the Quran with the NIA of getting has a net.
And each day is like that pass you by passing you by opportunities, then what happens is yo mo Kiama that person is regretful but it's too late to be regretful at that time. Like the little baby, little baby when you catch him. He say I'm sorry, you sorry, because you got caught.
The police catch them. He's really my morsel. He stands before the judge and say, Look, I'm really regret what I did when I killed their family. And he's serious. I made a mistake. I shouldn't have been acting like that. And he wants leniency from the judge. And he is sincere. He's not just playing, he's sincere. I mess my life up. And I took their relative away. And I gave them pain. I really mean it to what I was high, I was hanging out with the people. I swear to god will lie I'm sorry. And he means that he heard her you heard can't be sorry. Now man, you in trouble now. Your sorrow doesn't help now in that court, you got to go to jail 20 years in that jail to pay your debt
to society. So now that truces CSRO is too late. But even that sorrow is better than the sorrow of yomo Kiama.
The sorrow of yomo Kiama.
So take advantage of your youth Chabad. Before you guys get old.
And you can't do what you can do right now.
And it's going to happen to some of you. And some of you it's not going to happen. But it's like I said, I was in a sham and enter Sham. We got messages. People are getting killed in the streets of Birmingham, from Shabaab who people say a nice people and will lie none of us came to this masjid, thinking and believing someone's gonna stab us bump into someone. He gets mad and he stabs you. No one thought that someone is drunk driving a car while you crossing the street and he runs you over and the way we cross the street is we negligent? We walk in the street and not paying attention. No man, you better look at those cars and walk across the street with the understanding I want to live
looking to put my life on the line like that walking in the street and cars coming behind me expecting that they're going to drive correctly. And then when he hits you, you're paralyzed. And now you can pray. Now you are in the wheelchair.
So out of all of the things that we own, and there are a lot of things that we own that are pointing to us, your car is important. Your possessions your phone is important. Your wife is important your children are important from what are the most important things that we have is that time that time
it is important. And again, I repeat, most of us are not taking taking care of the time
that he said take advantage of having wealth before you don't have the ability to spend. So the wealth that you have, however little bit his time may come when again like I told you whiny, you know the rich people from Syria when they were in Syria. They were rich and there's something about people
Were rich, they have a mentality. They have an existence wherever you go, grinders hustlers, who are rich. Many of them just have this mind you put them anywhere. They're going to get me they're going to make money. I've dropped man even off from the Tim promise, Jenna Yeah, money. And he left makin he left all his money left his money.
When the Prophet paired them with the other companion, the other companion said, I have to Why'd you take one and you divorce her for you. I have this much money, I give you half. The man said, I've dropped out your money is an army. Allah bless you in your family, you keep your wife, may Allah bless you in your money, I don't need your money. He came with no money. He went to that marketplace. And he started hustling, he became rich again. Because that's how rich some people that's how they think and know how to make money. I may fail here and there. But I'm not gonna be a bum like the regular people are making money. So they were rich in Syria.
In the camps of Lebanon, their tents are nicer.
But they still need help. But their tents are nicer
than not going into their tents. We're not going to help them but they offer us to come to pray in the tents the rest of the tents. I'm not saying that there tends to like your homes. But it's nice it in those tents you saw us in.
But in Syria, that man had 10 restaurants. That man had 50 petrol stations. That man had big buildings in Syria.
he's in line, when Task Force GLM is dead, he's in line, wanting to get some help.
Because he doesn't have money now. And that's the reality of the life. Allah mentioned in the Quran. Yeah, you Larina
truly ecoman wala Kumala Allah docman victory lap.
Well, me if they're like a for like a woman ha see rune. Oh, you believe. Don't let your children and don't let your money's cause you to be negligent about the vicar of Allah, a salon and the dean.
Don't let that like make you lose your your deem. Some of us are married. You have a responsibility. You have a responsibility. It's a fitna.
We're married, we have issues, we have trouble. We're struggling, so many things.
And then the iron Altana went on to mention what am ficou mimara zakenna comi cobbly And yet to dokumen mode, and spend what Allah has given you before death comes to one of you.
And then he says, Oh my lord, oh my lord. Oh my Lord, give me life again. I want to spend Yeah, just give me life. The death came armor spin. Now, you didn't spend before you got a problem, not a problem. So I just want to remind you a quality concerning these two hadith of Rasul glides on Salam, the emphasis today is the time manage your time. We are
super mega time wasters. And then those of us who are trying to be students of knowledge, the the culture, the culture of this time, this bad time, is that we waste time.
We waste time.
We waste time on the mobile phone.
And only if what we were reading was benefiting us information, whether it's secular or the dean, but we're benefiting, but it's just wasted time.
I grew up in America as an athlete, and I love American sports, NFL and NBA. I like the baseball as well, but only when the playoffs come. But when I went to Medina, I kind of fell out of that because for eight years I wasn't into it.
But I can see myself the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is the most wide sporting events in the world. Billions of dollars they make in advertising dollars and advertisements. If you want to add if you want to advertise something doing that game, you got to pay $5 million for 30 seconds
because you're gonna make a lot of money.
So we set the watch that Super Bowl pumped up,
pumped up, and it's gonna take five six
hours at a your time that you should be praying you could make vicar you can memorize the Quran, you could be do Seletar Wiley days we do so many things you know what I'm talking about?
Allah he will lay will light. These brothers when I lived in Liverpool, I came to know that Liverpool was a good soccer team.
I came to know they were a good soccer team, and they had these really diehard fans. So when I went and I started seeing that soccer, I was like, Okay, this is it. And I really wasn't into soccer. But it was the religion for some people, like American sports is of religion for us. But all of that time to watch cats running around with shorts, kicking a ball in the net.
Am I saying I can't understand and I can't identify with how that is as men and no, I can identify with that. I know that feeling.
But the Muslim is the one hole. He says I'm going to die.
I'm going to die. And my relationship with that guy, my relative is not good. I'm going to die.
And when I die, I don't have a chance to rectify the problem. So I want to end by saying
when I had went to Medina when I was a new student, there was a white guy, he came he was a Muslim. His name was amount of Bill, some New Mexico. I met him I don't even really remember how but it was a Mecca, Medina we met. He had tattoos all over his body, because he used to be with this motorcycle gang called the Hells Angels. They're criminals in America, serious drug dealers, criminals, antisocial behavior, serious criminals, Hells Angels, he was one of them. He became a Muslim and he left that he was real good with mechanics. The guy knew everything about motors and engines when he became a Muslim. He took his children came to Saudi Arabia and armor or something what a hydrogen, I
think was Amara, and he went in applying at a job to work on Saudi airlines, airplanes and a mechanic. He doesn't know anything about new airplanes. He just was good with mechanics. He got the job as a mechanic, and the way he is, like I just told you about rich people from the way he is. He's that type of guy. He's gonna make something happen for him. So he wound up getting bumped up to the position of being a manager, as Saudi Arabian Airlines as a numerous. Now of course, he was a white brother. And that has something to do with in law who knows best. He had a powerful job. Good money. Me and my brother became close. I don't know any white person on the face of this earth that
I love more than that brother. That was my brother. He called me Friday asked me a question. I didn't answer it. After two days, I sent him a message. Today, I got a message. My wife, I was talking to my wife. And I was going to thing and I saw two pictures. I didn't pay attention to it from my bill. And I was talking to my wife and I can see that well. After that. I looked and I looked close. And I read
Stephen Lowry. And my bill passed away today in the film, I couldn't believe
that was my man.
So if any of you can think about a best friend that you had, that you don't really see him a lot, but he's your best friend. And suddenly you got news. And you saw his picture where he's laying pale and dead.
Dead. I just spoke to that brother on Friday.
And there was my bill. I couldn't believe it.
I still can't believe it. Meaning death is death. Death is death. But because I know my billing, I was close to my bill. And I sent that because his wife sent it to me. I caught the number it was his number a few months ago, or older brother from Philadelphia, Rashid sallahu. Dean died.
Every time I go through my phone, his name is still in it. I haven't erased his name yet.
When I call the number I get from his number. My bill is dead. I caught it. She picked up the phone so now why they will salmon. This Ooh Marisa, a lady from the Philippines married to Filipino women.
She said he was visited by people. He went to praise a lot the Margaret Tolley Sungold. Tell her after MacGruber gonna come. I come to that. And he prayed muck it up and fell down. A fellow started having this foaming in his mouth, got him to the hospital.
Do a dead on arrival.
What makes any of us think you can fall down and die before leaving this Masjid?
Who told you I promised you that, but the way you're sitting will lie we believe our families are waiting for us at home. I got it. And we believe that's the plan. But who told you you don't get an aneurysm and you just die. You just die a heart attack. You just die. Just like that. And it's as real as we're sitting here right now. So whining, take five advantage of five things before five. And let us stop being of those people were lollygagging unnecessarily. And when we Lolly guy, we have to remind each other we have to remind each other so we're gonna stop here and show you a joke. And we ask Allah Allahu Allah have mercy upon our brother in my building to have mercy upon him make
things easy for his family, put them in the genitive for those without any other boy, he said, we ask Allahu Taala to give she fat and suburb to our brothers smile, BOMA, and the rest of those Muslim brothers we know and those who we don't know who was struggling with these issues, and these people are signs and III ads for all of us. Make Toba to Allah rectify your relationship with people get serious about the reality every step of the way. Every step of the way. Cod Nick cognisant, cognizant, Cognizant decision. I'm just trying to do the right thing. I'm trying to do the right thing. But don't think for one minute, chiffon is going to take a break and go to Hawaii and leave
you alone. He ain't going to do that. He's not going to do that. Right after this talk right after this talk that you've been reminded. You are going to die. today. You are dead man sit in. And I'm a dead man talking right now. You're going to die today. Right after this dose shaytaan is going to make you try to make you and me forget about that reality. So if you guys have any questions shot, like put your question phone shower, and then come shake
Come on Maya
you're trying to be nice to
Real quickly a whiny concerning Christmas. We did a program last night.
For Islam wise, we have a lot of reverse Islam wise. And those questions were presented to help into support the Revert Muslim brothers and sisters who are trying to navigate through these holidays. And these questions will put forward.
But because you asked a question, I'm not going to say wait until that comes out. And I think it's going to come out tomorrow, inshallah. But to answer it's not permissible for a Muslim to give non Muslims any gifts that are connected to these holidays. Because if you were to do that, it would be you basically saying this thing about Christmas is true. And what it's meant to be as true. This thing about Easter is true. When you give them you make a crock, you're saying yeah, I agree with that. So Allah told us don't cooperate on evil and disobeying Allah. We cooperate on righteousness and fear and Allah. We don't cooperate on that stuff. So if a person is married in these non Muslim
will give him a gift, because he's married. It's not religious, it's not cultural. We give them a gift. A person gets a promotion, a person gets his degree, we give him a gift. He's now Muslim relative, someone we know.
As for receiving gifts from the non Muslims, at the time of their holidays is permissible.
They give you a gift, because it's Christmas. They're in the given spirit. And the guy comes and says, I feel like giving I feel good. So the only time of the year I feel good, because I'm drunk, and I'm hanging out. So I'm going to give you this gift. You don't have to not take that gift. In La Sam, the Prophet said to her do to Hibu exchange gifts and we're enforced the love between yourselves respect between a non Muslim give you a gift and his holiday and you throw it away. So I'm not taking that. What do you think is gonna be his response?
So as shareholders slam it bootay me mentioned about
This issue the prophets Allah when you send them two gifts from the Kufa, non Muslim, the leader of Egypt and Oktopus, he gave us Sula, he saw the lighting some gifts. He gave him Malia, the Coptic who had his baby. And he also gave him a bundle of cross between a horse and a donkey wrestle I took it. Another leader gave him a white mule. He took it, the Jewish lady, she gave us allah sallallahu sallam, a roasted lamb, a roasted lamb. That's a gift. And Imam Bukhari brought that hadith in his book in the chapter the permissibility of taking gifts from mashallah keen, and that lamb was poison. So when the Prophet saw the eating the lamb he was told is poison, but it was a gift. He
took it. He took it, so we can take gifts from them. But the issue is, what about when it is the holidays? The Ameerul Momineen Ali bin Abi Taalib Alia benighted Talat was giving gifts by the Mushrikeen because of the celebration of NE rose, which is a Persian celebration of conference shipping, and it gave him a gift. He took it.
There was some Muslim women were wet nurses, they used to they were wet nurses. They used to suckle the children of those Kuffar for a price they were circling get money.
So those women will confer would give the Muslim women gifts of food because they will pay him and it's the celebration so they will give them food they went to ice is that can we take that full? I just said May Allah be pleased. If they give you meat, don't eat it. But if they give you vegetables, take it. Why you don't eat the meat. Because they eat meat is haram they slaughtered me for other than Allah, but from some of us are those people eat the meat of Al Kitab some of us eat the meat of our Rokita. If you believe that's permissible, and they gave you meat here.
Most of us don't eat that meat. We eat halau. But some of us eat that meat from McDonald's and from Morrison's some people do that. If they give you that meat, and it's not pork, you could take it because the Companions took that. And there's nothing in religious you can't take that the gift that you cannot take from the kuffar during the holidays, is the gift that is haram in and of itself. They give you a Santa Claus, they give you a Christmas tree, they give you a cross, they give you wine, they give you something that has been stolen, they give you something that is against a religion, they give you something like you can't take that. They want to give you pork, they want to
give you something that you can eat, and those things you don't take.
So if one of you were to receive for an example at your job, there's a Christmas party, but they're not celebrating Christmas. Then as celebrating Christmas, they just want the workers to come but they're not celebrating because they themselves don't even know what they're doing. It's just we're taking off and we're gonna have a party. You don't have to leave if you don't want as long as they're not celebrating and force you to celebrate you and I didn't today
so you could you could participate. But again, if they make the shift of Allah and doing those things like that, hello Tada me that prohibited for laptop or do my home Hatha houfy Hadith in lady and even men whom, if you see the eye of Allah being disbelieved then and jokes being made concerning those I add, then don't sit with the people who are doing that. If you sit with them while they're doing that, then you will like them. You got to get up you have to get in the wind and you have to leave. So yes, specially you revert brothers and sisters, don't be hardcore and rough with your relatives. Don't be like that. This is Christmas. They give your kids gifts. They brought
your children, that thing and that thing and it doesn't go against a religion. How in the world are you going to save your mother and your father, your kofod not taken that? What prevented you from taking it?
The Companions you better than those companions? Where's the iron? Where's the Hadith that you understand that the companions in understand it that way? Or they understood it the way you understood it? Your mother, your father, you know how these holidays are for our relatives? It's important to them. He's a Sikh, Hindu, Diwali, all his stuff. They give you a gift. It doesn't go against a religion doesn't compromise your religion. Take the gift. Take the gift. They give you a nice dress, nice shoes, nice pants. Your father gives you an Audi.
Now Muslim gives you an Audi. And you say I don't want that Audi
If anyone has something other than that, you don't have to accept them believe what I say. Because maybe someone hears this and say, Oh, he's really minimizing, you know, the danger of a shark. You want to read those is of a shift or something like that, you could do that. We want to listen to that. You want to listen to that. Because there is a Hadith that the Prophet says of Allah when you send them to Hina and zuba Mushrikeen, we have been prohibited from taking gifts of the Mushrikeen. But the meaning of this hadith is, we've been prohibited from taking the gift of the Mushrikeen. That is like a bribe. They give you a gift to turn the other eye. And now Muslim gives you a gift to
compromise your religion. He gives you a gift to open up the door for them to come to the back door to do something. It's the Muslims. That's the Zubur the Mr. King that's the meaning of this hadith, it doesn't mean every gift or why would the Prophet take the gifts from them?
It's a gift from them. The gift that we can take from them is the gift that compromises your Islam puts you down makes ihana and full makes you disrespected and announced problem they want to give you for the Christmas holiday. They want to give you
a my monetary money here's your Christmas gift 200 pounds 100 pounds nine now you keep that no you take that money, take their money, because they're not telling you worship this worship back do this do that. They're just giving you a gift because it's the time that they happy.
And Allah knows best and more questions acquainting. Okay, we're going to stop here in sha Allah is was waiting for a night. We're all dead. Take advantage of your life. Dead Men, all of us dead men.