Key for Good, Lock for Evil
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All praise and thanks belong to Allah the Most High we thank him and we seek His help and aid and ask Him to forgive us and protect us from the evil of ourselves in the sins that we commit. Indeed, Whosoever Allah guides no one can lead astray and whosoever Allah leads astray, no one can guide
and I testify that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone and that Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a slave and messenger. The best of speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the worst of religious matters are those that are innovated. Every religious innovation is a bid on every bit as misguidance and if we miss guidance will be in Hellfire and bad.
There's a hadith from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
that teaches us several important things and I want it to be the topic for today's evening.
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he says then Allah that He says, Good tidings good news, Jenna. For the one that Allah had made or had given the keys for good and had put them in his hands and one to one.
Kamala had put the keys of evil in his hands.
This Hadith tells us
About the type of people that we are, could be and we encounter and about the choices that we have, and the consequences of these choices. And also tells us about the nature of things in these live this life. And that everything in this life, has a door, and has a key that opens that door and leads to it.
And it will clean the rooms all of this and he says one
of the best and most beneficial types of knowledge is for you to know the keys to the doors of good and evil. Because he says that a whole lot. Everything in this life good or evil has a door to it.
And all these doors have keys. And I want you inshallah to visualize and think and imagine yourself waking up every day and you have in your hands, a set of keys. And as you walk in throughout the day, you have the option of opening certain doors and closing certain others. And the doors are the doors to big warehouses. And once you open this door, these keys are small keys in your hand. But once you open that door, you unleash you open you let out whatever is inside these warehouses, great good or great evil. That's the choice that we have every day. And this is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said, you're gonna encounter these types of people. And you can be
either of those two types of people, you see subpanel law, some who start wars and conflicts and massacres and mass murders in this life. And there are those who save innocent lives. There are those who spread virtue wherever they can, they can go and teach wherever they can go and feed people wherever people are in need. And there are people who do the opposite. Spend, spread decency wherever they go, and drive people into hunger and thirst and death wherever they can. For the sake of wealth, and self benefit.
There are people who when they enter a room or come into a country or a city or a neighborhood, then that goodness increases and you feel better around them.
And they chase away the whiskers of the shape
and solidify in your heart reliance upon Allah azza wa jal, and if you're inclined towards evil, they bring you back. And if you mistrusting Allah and His Prophet or his religion, they secure your heart. And if you're having trouble in your life, the console you, and if you're sad, they will make you happy. And if you are weak, they'll assist you.
And if you need help, they are there for you.
keys for good. And if someone says something bad about you behind your back, they'll defend you.
And if you know, they know that you're in trouble, and they cannot help you, they don't make your situation worse.
They hear rumors that they will they don't spread them.
They find falsehood in deeds or false in actions, they suppress it.
There are locks for evil. And there are people who do the exact opposite. They hear a rumor, they listen attentively, and even spice it up and spread it because this is what they do. And they find you seeking help. They discourage you and try to turn you towards the heroine because the harem after all, is more rewarding and more interesting and more fun to go to.
And they find you relying upon Allah azza wa jal we become agents of the shaitaan and they will tell you you will you trust Allah azza wa jal only that lead you to poverty will not take away from what you have in this life and leave you and your family destitute. They weaken your Eman and increase your doubt. You feel when you're when they're around you uncomfortable
keys for evil unlocks for good.
When we ask where does this come from?
How do people become this or that type?
How can I be a person who is a key for good? opens it wherever he or she is and a light for evil suppresses it and stops it wherever he or she may be? How can I be such a person? First of all, we say that this is a Hebrew a a gift from Allah azza wa jal so you have to ask Allah for it. Meaning you have to say yeah, Allah grant me
The power to be a good power for good a key for good. And this life, in my family, in my neighborhood, in my own
do not make me a key for evil.
Don't make me of those who stop good whenever they find it, either for selfish reasons or for whatever reasons, don't make me have those Yarra behind me. So first of all, you have to ask a lot for it. But also beyond that you need to do something.
You need to feel the urgency,
of being a source for good, and a suppressant for evil. You need to feel the fact that Allah azzawajal, when he gives you an opportunity is giving you an opportunity to save you. You need to feel that every single opportunity for you to do something that is good, might be the opportunity that will save you from hellfire. And that allies sending you this gift for a reason. And that if you don't take advantage of it, they may go away and may never come back. If you do not seize the opportunity, then it will go away.
And if you really look at your life, every day and every hour as a gift that will give to you to escape damnation and Hellfire and attain the highest pleasures in Paradise, then you will be a key for good. If you feel that part of being a key for good, or a key for evil is what you do and what people will follow. When they imitate you. You'll understand that when people imitate you, you become also a source a model for good or bad. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this is by the way, also be in good, a key for good or evil. He says, Jonathan has an a fella Drew, by Drew, Drew and
Jonathan say Howdy. He says one who does something good. And people follow Him and imitate him. He'll have it's rewarding the reward of those who follow Him, this is a key for good. Because when he started doing something, he opened the door. And people saw. And by the way, you almost can never escape. People imitating you almost can never escape it. Because the way that you dress and the way that you talk, and the choices that you make, what you eat, where you go, where you vacation, people know about it. And when they know about it, you will be a motivation for them. You will be one other person who did that thing, and more for a reason, more of a reason for me to do that particular
thing. So if you do that, and you open its door, and it's good, you'll have the record of everybody who had followed you. And if you do that, and it's evil, you will have the sin of everyone who was inspired by you, or that you've inspired.
And that's why the Prophet Sall Allahu Allah you it was sitting and he said in the Hadith, the meaning of it, is that no one who is killed unjustly on the face of this earth, except that a portion of that sin will go to whom?
To the child of Adam, who killed his brother Leanna. One woman said no, because he's the first person who introduced killing a man murder on this earth. So when we introduce something that is a key, so we have an option every day, whether would be an inspiration for good or an inspiration for evil.
And a prime example of a person who feels the urgency of being a key for good
is Abu Bakr, radi Allahu Allah.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
said in one Hadith
there are people on the Day of Judgment. From Jenna from the gates of Jenna, the people of Salah will be called from the gates of salah and the people of soda will be called from the gates of sadaqa. And the people of fasting would be called from Dora the gates of Orion and then Abubakar or the low unrest,
or prophet of Allah, will a person be called from all of these gates?
Think about the question this is a question who was optional of someone who wants to seize every single opportunity to come close to Allah azza wa jal does not feel or live his life as if he has been issued a clearance you are in general ready and you are safe from Hellfire already he does not feel secure from the punishment of a law soldier.
And if we feel the secure or secure from the punishment of Allied only shows our ignorance
and that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said yes, some people will be called from all of these gates and I hope that you will be one of them. And in that other Hadith
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked us Ahava, Who among you visited a sick person today, Who among you followed a janazah today, Who among you did this human you did that? And over karate alone, who said yes to each one of them. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, they will never be combined in one person except that he will enter Jenna, this is a person who feels that urgency feels that if he does not take advantage of every single one of them, then allows him to help five and that every one of them every single opportunity might be the thing that saves you.
So we want to know some of these keys in sha Allah.
What are some of the keys to the good that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is talking about?
is the nice good word that you speak
with Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran and I'm a father of a low metal and carry metal.
Allah says in the Quran that he had given us the example of the good word as a good tree with firm foundations and it branches reaches high into the sky, frequently giving out its fruits.
Now this word can be interpreted as a lump of hammered on Rasul Allah, and this is the greatest key for every good as this this belief in Allah or *can Allah, the greatest key for every evil. The Geek agenda is this word. The key to Islam is this word. The key to learning Islam is this word. And the key to evil is schicken aloha xojo.
And we can add to this be the law that learning the Quran. And the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the key to all good as well, because you will not know what good is and how to avoid it except through these two sources. And you will not know what evil is and how to avoid it except through the through these two sources. So that the hate and the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu audio send them but also
the good word that you say,
you can have an angry horse and agitated person in front of you. And you can speak few soft, gentle words and turn him into a nice calm person. Or you can have a nice calm person standing in front of you and say few evil words and turn them into an agitated, angry person. The words that you say are keys, and you can change every situation that you're in, based on those keys. So choose for yourself, what keys you choose what language that you use, because they will have consequences. And now you know that you have the keys in your hands. If you say good, if you're gentle in general, Allah will give you gentleness as a consequence. And if you're rough and evil, Allah will give you
roughness as a consequence, mechanical efficiency in Santa Clara Museum in St. in Illinois and outcome, if you're gentle in your affairs, no consequences will be best. And if you rough in your affairs, the consequence will be evil. So the nice word
Southern sada is a key for Allah's mercy
and for extinguishing his anger, and for bringing the laws Baraka into your wealth.
and certify is also an assistance, you're helping others. So if you want a lot to help you, you bring a lot of assistance to that key.
What is this game? Helping others because if you assist them, then Allah will assist you.
And anyone who is in need, who's in trouble, who is distressed, who is depressed, will tell you you want a lot to solve this for you use the key and one of those keys we'll talk about others inshallah, but one of those keys go on to assisting others so that you can bring onto yourself the assistance of Allah azza wa jal aku kolyada was the
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we said that assisting others is one of the keys that brings the assistance of Allah and his aid to your life. And you can assist him with whatever you can.
If you can actually solve your problem, then go ahead and do it. Because Allah has given you have the power to do that. And if I've given you the power and opportunity, then what does he want from you to actually help them. So it's a Rama from Allah given to you, that you can help another person, if you cannot tell them except partially, then help them partially if you cannot help them except with a few gentle and nice words, reminding them that are reminding them that the help of Allah is near that they should be patient, that they should be more reliant upon Allah then this is the help that you can offer and this is what Allah wants from you. And even if you cannot even do that, if
you are distant if you are far, but you hear about them
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the weakest and helpless of people is the one who cannot make do
when you make do it for them and do it is another key. And most people are not aware that the DA DA is a key, we'd be in trouble we'd be in harm. We'd be in need, and be talking to this person and that person trying to find a solution. And they always will be one door that we have not knocked This is the door that leads us to Allah xojo we haven't raised our hands and say yeah, Allah helped me with this particular problem. It doesn't have to be a big problem sometimes the minor problems we forget to ask Allah Allah help us to solve this issue. He Allah intervene on our behalf. Yeah, like guide me on to the right solution. So do
for helping others. And do it for yourself is a great key that brings upon you a solution from Allah azza wa jal at the mercy of Allah, patience, serenity to your heart. So do I also is another key
if loss and sincerity and having a good intention, one of the greatest keys to have
there's a difference between a person who wakes up with a good intent every day and a person who wakes up with an evil intent, even if you are not enabled by Allah to do go to go to evil in that day. But there is a difference between the two people, because the person who wakes up and his intent is I want to help others illness.
I want to be beneficial. And I want to do things that please Allah azza wa jal, sooner or later Allah will open the doors of benefit for him or her. Because Allah knows their intention, sooner or later because that's what they're looking for Allah will guide them so that they can see, this is how I can advance towards Allah. This is how in guy can quietly hire delegate and degree closer to Allah because I'm looking just like an investor who's looking for opportunities to invest will find those opportunities, Allah wills, because that's where he's looking. If you're not an investor, you're not gonna see what he's seen. So if you're an investor for Jenna, and that's where you're
looking everyday Allah will guide you to that a person who is seeking evil will find it.
A person who is seeking harm will find it
because the chiffon will guide him and her to it. So what is your intent and if you have lost and Rama is in your heart, then Allah will guide you and that is one of the best keys to have working on your intention.
of it also
is patience and thankfulness.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that while I'm in a Muslim I
know that victory is coupled with patience, meaning that if you want to attain something overcome something,
know that the best aid and tool and companion you can have with you is patience, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam I promised you that if you are patient, then victory will be the outcome. This is something that is pleasing to Allah azza wa jal
that Allah will assist you.
So patience is a key for victory and a key for relief to come from Allah azza wa jal, if you are in trouble, and you're waiting for that relief of Allah to come, never despair and never give up but be patient and expect the foragers are a relief to come from Allah azza wa jal, and as long as you are patient and waiting for that relief, you're holding on to the keys of relief.
Door may need some time to open, but the keys are in your hand and they are in the slot, you just have to be patient a little bit.
And then thankfulness is also a key, a key for a lot to preserve whatever he has given you, and to bless it, and to increase it and to protect it. That also is another key. So you have to think about the name of Allah upon you all the names of Allah that He had given you. Do focus on the negative and what is missing from your life.
That is the lens of the shaper.
Focus on what is subpoena law, a blessing in your life, there is no how Allah wants you to view your life. And when you see all these beautiful things in your life, then thank Allah for them, even if they were few, but thank Allah for them. And if you thank Allah for them, Allah will bless them and make you happy with them, and they will increase them.
And you may be happier than a person who has many times more than what you have. And that is because of thankfulness to allow us origin
of the keys also,
to keep in mind
is, as we said, rushing towards what Allah has God loves
rushing towards it, and staying away from the Hara. And running away from it. There is a few find an opportunity to do something that is good and beautiful, and rewarding. Don't say tomorrow, don't say after an hour. Don't say I will wait. As some of us have the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had said something like
this is I'm warning you about later. Later, I will. I'm warning you about that. Because that is the drug that the Satan gives to you to numb you so that he can seal that opportunity away from you. You don't know if later will come. And if Allah had opened the door, as we said he wants you to go in, if this is something that is pleasing to Him, and according to the synovial, His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So enter that door and take others with you and promote it. Because then you will be of those who have the keys have good in their hands. And if there is any evil.
What I say to Muslims is that every single Muslim has to be like a filter.
Any evil that comes to you has to stop with you. Any bad rumor any bad thought any bad word has to start with you and should never be transmitted to any other person it should die with you.
And if you find people who are wasting their time with falsehood, with Haram,
advise them and offer the alternative so that they can come closer to Allah
suppress evil wherever you can. There is a person as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says to back to him, what glad tidings I can give to him and seek Allah's refuge from being or being around people who are keys to evil, who will not only enter but invite others to it. Because then these are doomed when they meet Allah xojo. So I mean, I asked you that automatic AR camera, I mean, give us in our hands the keys for good Dr. Amin, and take away from our hands, the keys for evil, your bellami makers, models and imams in our families and in our communities who proceed to do good and are imitated in the good that they're doing. And a lot protect us from doing evil and being imitated
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