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It’s one of the main obstacles that stands between us and our dreams, between us and Allah. Learn how dangerous this obstacle can be for our life and iman. This khutbah outlines some practical steps you can to overcome laziness and embark on a goal-driven life.
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one of the obstacles that encounter
the seeker have the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa tada the pursuer of heaven, one of the obstacles and there are many. But one of the obstacles that stand in his and her way is the obstacle of castle laziness.
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it stops you from accomplishing what you need to accomplish from getting close to Allah subhanho wa Taala from responding to Allah command.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speak about it. It is mentioned in the Quran and as mentioned in the Sunnah, so we have to learn what this obstacle is and how to overcome especially the modern man of the modern woman.
Because for us today, is a far more serious disease than it was for people before.
Whatever we have created, invented, innovated, had made life easier, gave us actually leisure time, a lot of free time, but instead of actually using it to our advantage we wasted and our lifestyle is sedentary.
We're not very immobile. We sit behind screens, we watch TV, we listen or we sit in our homes, and the lack of physical activity only induces greater laziness.
So especially through our times today, we need to know more about it and to do more to counter it.
And the first thing towards a solution
is to know that whenever Allah subhanho wa Taala By the way, notice this whenever Allah talks about keston
laziness in the Quran,
it is always the attribute of the hypocrites. Allow us to gel Phil aurania curry Nova in El Castillo nifa.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the hypocrites, way the Kamui la sala de como que cela era una noche de la escuela de la kalila. When they stand up to pray, they stand up lazy, doing it just so that people would see that they are praying, showing off. That's the only purpose while they are praying. What are the Quran Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah they're not interested in remember remembering a loss of Hana data. When they do it. They do just a little bit of it.
So Allah subhanaw taala says that this is what they do, that when they stand up, they stand up and lazy.
And the reason is, because they have no purpose, and no goal, and nothing of interest in the Salah. We're not interested in it. This is like a lot of us have had a lot today. And that could be a reflection of a type of hypocrisy that we have. We only pray when others asked us to pray when all of those urges to pray on our own. We're not interested in it. And when we respond to their frequent incessant requests, go ahead and pray you should pray before the time leaves, go ahead and pray. We do it reluctantly, not remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala and with a lot of laziness in it.
So whenever it's mentioned in the Quran, the hypocrites are the people who enjoy it. People who are afflicted whereas when Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about the believers, he wants from them something different
when he speaks to the children of Israel, and he said on the Israelites, he says hello Martina cumbuco
take whatever we have given you the revelation of Allah subhana wa Tada. Seriously, what does it mean to take something seriously, especially the revelation of a loss of power? That means listen to it, understanding hold on to it and rush and its applications. Don't procrastinate. Don't wait. Don't hold back. Don't delay it. But rush into its application who do not hold on to it dearly.
Yeah, hold each other before Yeah.
Take hold on to the book with strength. And you cannot look at a lazy person and say he's holding on to anything with any dedication.
Allah subhanho wa Taala when he's speaking to the believers, he says Saudi Arabia macura thing that will become rush towards a forgiveness from your Lord. rush towards Jenna Don't hesitate. Don't wait back. Now be lazy rush towards it. Sorry. Oh Allah fealty mirabito Mati Danica Talia Tanaka, Scimitar NaVi soon in Jana and the highest friends with a loss of Hanover data, those who want to compete, let them compete. A las panatela does not mention competition, worldly competition in the Quran.
This is so can a lot is natural within humanity, that they will compete for money compete for pleasures of this life. But what a lot wants to ask for us to pay attention to is that when you really want to compete, compete for the Hereafter,
and forsake laziness and leave it behind? Because the higher ranks are only reserved for those who take the commands of Allah seriously and take their life seriously. Take what a lot of panel data says seriously.
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Don't Don't rush towards it.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
fantasize the importance and the gravity of laziness as an obstacle. He used to seek Allah's refuge from it
one of his frequent or the prophet SAW a lot he was said
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he says Oh Allah I seek refuge in You from him and husband
from worry and sadness
and and Castle from inability and laziness.
The Prophet Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam himself,
who was entrusted with delivering the Dawa, who supported with a loss of Hannah what to Allah is saying that
because he understands that if you are lazy, you won't be able to accomplish what Allah wants from you. If you're lazy, you won't be able to do the things that benefit you in this life under the next she says the Allah protects me from inability and laziness. And in fact, sapan Allah, they complement this do
these two things complement each other, because they either have the ability to do something or not. And you either have the desire to do something or not. When you have the ability and the desire, you're able to do whatever you want to do, when you are missing one of them. Then you can do whatever you want to do when you cannot do anything in life.
So the prophets a lot. He said, I'm seeing y'all are giving me the desire and the ability, because if I lack the ability, I am iges
I want to pay I want to donate I want to pray, but I'm unable I want to come to the masjid but I'm unable I want to go on Hajj, I'm unable. I want to give Dawa. I'm unable to Allah if I want to do something good.
Grants me the ability so I can accomplish it. Without a loss of China or China the ability won't be there. But that's not enough on its own. How many people today how many of us today have the ability to do so much. But what are we lacking is the desire, the energy, the dedication, the goal? You ask us? A Do you have health? Yes. And Hamden? Do you have wealth? Yes, Al Hamdulillah. Do you have time? Yes. Alhamdulillah. Do you have the ability to comprehend acquire skill? Yes.
What is stopping you? I'm lazy.
I like to comfortable life. I don't want to be tired. I don't want to struggle. I don't want to strive. I have not set a goal for myself in my life. I'm not working towards anything. That's why you will find that many of us today old and young, especially among the young, good, drifting, that no goal in life. Just spending each day as it comes. We have no plan for it. No plan for the next day, and no plan for our life in general. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam frequently in fact, it's part of the of the morning and the evening of God to seek Allah's refuge from laziness. Go back to it.
So he's saying, Yeah, Allah protect me from this because it is a disease that wastes your life and my life, you have all the advantages. But simply, I'd rather stay behind home, watching something listening to something playing a game, I'd rather sit with my friends chatting for hours to know and
socialization is important, but up to an extent beyond that. It's a waste of time. So I'd rather be chatting with my friends on the phone, Facebook, whatever it is, for hours and hours. And it does not accomplish anything significant. I'm not learning anything, I'm not teaching anything and wasting time.
And rather, if you had planned for your time,
if you had wanted to do something, and you saw a loss of assistance, Allah subhana wa tada will assist you.
How do you get energy? How do you spell this disease of laziness? How do you have a goal in your life?
The best medicine to all of this is to go back to a loss of panel without and be close to him and recognize that Allah subhana wa Taala had given you this slide for a purpose.
When you're close to Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala will assist you
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when he sends them to Pharaoh,
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more dangerous, you won't be able to go to Pharaoh.
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alone, without any support without any arms without any protection except the divine protection that I was gonna give to you.
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My message to Pharaoh and Allahu Allah arms both of them was something that is very important that will help them accomplish their task.
This is a task that if it was given to us, we'll seek the excuse of laziness and a million other excuse not to do.
But he tells them while at any Effie victory, do not slacking. And don't Don't slack in and remembering me. Don't fall behind in my remembrance. Don't be lazy. In other words, don't be lazy in remembering me. Because when you remember Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhana wa tada will chase laziness away and will give you direction in your life. It's like energy, it's like fuel for your heart and mind. The more that you remember Allah subhanho wa Taala the greater distance between you and the shape on is and the more receptive you are to the commands of Allah. And the more likely you are to fill your time with things that Allah subhana wa tada loves. And the closer you are to the
shape, and the more likely that he will inspire you to do what waste as many minutes and hours and days and months of your life. Because when you waste them, you will arrive with a loss of pana without a look back at your life. And you'll find that you have done nothing with it.
Nothing at all was wasted. I spent hundreds of hours watching TV hundreds of hours playing games, hundreds, hundreds of hours just online chats. And when I'm with the last panel with Alan, he asked how did you spend your life say wasted all of it, wasted all of it. And a lot of me telling you I've given you so much so much. Why did you waste it? What answer Can I have? The problem is that we were close to the shape one. We were listening to the shape one
and the profits of aloha alayhi wa sallam tells us in a hurry.
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he says when one of you sleeps, each one of us when you sleep the shape on goes and ties three nights
behind you and a coffee at a honeycomb at the back of your neck three knots.
When he wakes up so you have no three knots on the sheet Don is saying
he says you have a long night keep sleeping. Don't wake up.
The purpose there is don't wake up and pray don't wake up and remember Allah subhanho wa Taala be lazy.
So you have these three nuts was gonna untie these three knots liberate you from the plot of the shape on the actual work of the shape on what's going to liberate you from all of this. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says
he says if he wakes up and when he wakes up he remembers Allah would not is untied.
When we're told by Danny when he makes we'll do
another note is untied. And when he prays, it has
also another not an anti so all three of them will be untied. Fast baja Eva Neff, Sina Shiva, he will wake up when a good spirits energetic.
Two things that Allah Subhana Allah will give that person energy in that day, and a good spirit.
A good spirit that is willing to receive a lucky man willing to work towards its benefit, good towards people that are around it. But if he doesn't do all of these things, weight loss, hobbies, and
if he doesn't do it, he will wake up in a bad temper of bad spirits full with laziness. Not only lazy Caslen is filled with laziness.
In a bad tempered now willing to receive what Allah wants from him not ready to do anything in that day, not ready to worship Allah subhana wa tada not in a pleasant mood, and also incredibly lazy, that he gets wasted and you can see that go back to your own life where people that you observe, if they don't do that the entire day is wasted. And he told me I don't know what happened to this day, I haven't done anything meaningful this day, nothing, all of it got wasted 24 hours got wasted.
And that is the work of the shift one.
And that is because a person is close to the shutdown and far away from a loss of Hanover to Allah. So chase away laziness. person one has to come back to Allah subhana wa tada know that Allah will help him and the sheath on his his enemy. Another thing that will help
to take advantage of your day. wake up early.
Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there is Baraka in the buku and waking up early starting your day early.
Don't turn your day into night and night. And today, a lot of us do this.
Wake up after midnight close to fetcher. But then when the time comes after Friday, we're sleeping most of the day.
That's not the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. There are a lot of Muslims, in many Muslim cultures, they do this. But that's not the son of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, the Prophet used to hate
being awake after a shot.
So there is nothing useful or meaningful happening after I share prayer. the sin of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is to go and sleep so that you can wake up and you can start your day early. And the Prophet said that when you start your day early, right after fudger whenever that is possible, there will be Baraka in those early hours of the day, but again your entire day, and you can sense that and you can feel it, you'll feel like be able to accomplish so much in it. And again, you have a lot of energy in it.
So lots of panels done in his profits a lot he was selling them one is to conquer this and the medicine industry isn't around and the sooner he had once the Chroma Leona confessed a few
hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah he, he was so happy with them. In the famous Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam supported in Muslim and Mormon Oh,
boy in alignment and one minute right off he couldn't inhale. It says the strong believer is better and more beloved to a lot and the weak believer and there is good in both of them. Who is a strong believer.
It is a believer who is strong in their Eman strong in their belief, convictions, certainties, strong in their application strong and they're
strong in their influence. That is the strong believer they are strong in their top one righteousness and a man. And why were they better than the weak believer because their benefit to themselves and the people around them is greater. Even though the other person has a man and that is still good. But they do not equal you do not parallel the person who has email and their email is strong. And you cannot be described as having a strong email and a loss of Hannah what Allah will not love you as much as you would want and Aspire a lot to love you until you abandon laziness. Until you embrace the gifts that have given you including time, including skill, including a goal
and work towards your craft or the dunya.
Allah who said in the last one hour radula fairy recipe, Emily dunia whatever Family Law, I hate to see a person sitting ideally
not pursuing the no pursuing the dunya
how many people today even including ourselves how many people today are like that? hours and days not in the pursuit of the athlete.
And not even in the pursuit of the dunya nothing beneficial coming from this time so I'm not really alone. And we said you're either in your time and make this inshallah sort of like a slogan or a motto for you. Either you're doing something useful for the athlete or something useful for the dunya
Don't waste your time. You need time for entertainment for relaxation. Yes. And with the right intention that could be also a bad habit. Don't exaggerate it. Because you have to come back to what benefits you it's a rest so that you can come back ready to again pursue that journey and pursue or pursue the market or both of them at the same time.
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strive and hold on to what benefits you and again, remember this in Sharla try to remember this as a model to look for your life.
And for whatever benefits you hold on to it, and you cannot do that if you're lazy.
You will not hold on to it if you actually will let go of it and so many more opportunities for lazy but the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is saying whenever you see an opportunity, whenever there is an advantage, and there is benefit for you in it, don't let go, rush. go after it. Hold on to it and don't let go. That is either my info. Like a business like a shrewd businessman, you see an opportunity to make money what he wasted.
Not if he's a good businessman
and so is the same with every
thing in our life. You see a benefit and your pursuit your objective is the pleasure of Allah and the akhira. You see it. Don't say tomorrow Don't say next week don't say I'll think about it. If it is good hold on to it and pursue it and come closest to it. It
was time Billa he will attaches and seek Allah's assistance. And don't be helpless.
A lot of us may feel helpless. I don't have the power. I don't have the energy we can we make excuses for ourselves. You want to overcome this? It's time to
seek Allah's assistance. Where is the loss of power without as delay Allah helped me, y'all I don't have the energy. I don't have the willingness. I don't have a goalie Allah helped me
what attaches and don't fall victim to helplessness because you don't have to be helpless. Allah subhanho wa Taala is the helper and he can help you and he can open doors and ways for you. But it's the angular sigalas assistance and if you do, Allah will save you from this.
The way to overcome this is right there.
One of the things that need to be done
and you can understand this, from the totality of Islam,
from that even private profits on the low audio system, when you ask Allah asked him for alpha dose,
which is the highest level and Jenna in paradise?
And you may say to yourself, why did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say to everybody, when you ask us for your dose, it means that when you eat ama my highest aim and the highest goal, the loftiest and the noblest of goals, make that your objective? And hear you'd have to ask yourself, what is my objective in my life? What is it that I want to accomplish? Other than the mundane? I get born, I go to school, I graduate, I find a job I get married, I have children, I die other than the mundane, which seems like the cycle that everybody every single human being goes through more or less? What is actually your goal in your life? What is it that you want to accomplish? Because when
you set a lofty noble goal to life, everything else will serve, to advance that goal. Everything else in your life, all the hours all the days all the years, will serve that goal. So what is your goal? At the end of your life? When you look back at this entire span of all these years that Allah has given you, what do you want to say?
I spent them on what did I waste them?
Or was there something useful and precious in them? What was that?
What are you aiming to accomplish when you meet Allah subhana wa Tada. You want to be able to see your life I lived my life to accomplish these precious goals.
And by the way, never understand your estimate yourself and your ability and the fact that you can reach your goal.
You want anything more than a loss of power to Allah telling us in the Quran.
The Mighty Marianela Allah he was really, really cool, no takachiho Allah, the One who emigrate to Allah and His messenger
comes out from their home. But then before they reach a line, His Messenger they die. Allah subhanho wa Taala says that their full reward is with Allah subhanho wa Taala even though they did not reach their goal, you follow what I'm saying? They did not accomplish it, but they set out to and their intention is there and they passed away while trying to accomplish the goal. Allah subhana wa Taala said it will be written for them as if they have reached it.
So what is stopping you?
It doesn't matter how old or how young you are. It doesn't matter how little you have or how much you have terms of talents or money or whatever, set that goal
and say I want to memorize the Quran. It does not matter how old you are or how young you are, I want to memorize the Quran because if you die on that path can be written as if what
you've memorized it.
I want to be able to build a Masjid I want to be able to teach the hold on I want to be able to get
1000s of people to accept Islam through my Tao accomplish set a goal. I want to teach the children in my community I want to prevent this prevent whatever it is, set that goal and make it the goal of your life or goals of your life and work towards it and dedicate yourself on a loss of paneled sigalas assistance and Allah will guide you and protect you by the will of Allah subhanaw taala as long as you are close to Allah
and what also you need to do is shut up
tion apathy, sluggishness, lethargy, laziness breeds apathy. I don't care about what's happening around me. I can't solve this problem. Most of us are complainers.
We find the problem, but we complain about it and complain about it and complain about it and do among us say to themselves, I'll be the solution. I'll try to help with it. I'll be even a small part in finding and creating a solution. That's enough. So instead of complaining about things, so Pamela, and there are so many things to complain about, take the initiative, carry the burden, feel the pain of others, and say, I want to be that solution, set that as a goal, and try to do it. And don't despair, even if you find obstacles because Allah subhanho wa Taala may test you, and the tests are normal part of life, a lot may test you. But if you're with Allah, you will prevail
But again, the disease is the disease of laziness.
So know that if you want to meet Allah Subhana, Allah and be happy when you meet him, if you want to take advantage of the many gifts that Allah Subhana Allah had given you and count the blessings a lot, giving you so many, don't underestimate it. Allow me asked you about them. If you want to take advantage of it, you have to leave laziness aside and say to yourself, from now on basically law, I'm going to set a goal for my life. And I'm going to work towards this. And I'm going to keep asking Allah Subhana totality helped me accomplish it. And I want from all of that the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And finally, the last thing that I will say, is one of the things that some
of the Automat talks about, or scientists have talked about to help also overcome laziness is physical activity, which is something that a lot of us are not interested in, or we do not know much about. But the fact is that the more that you physically move, the more energy that you will have. And if your life is sedentary, right, you're always sitting, we're likely to be lazy, to try to move more work more exercise more within the Islamic limits, do that. And you will find that Allah subhanho wa Taala because you have taken this actual physical means Allah will inject more energy into your life. And then you can take more advantage of that towards the things that you want to do
to benefit you in the next life and to benefit you in this life. So as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say in his draft we say hello mania Oh, to becoming unhappy? What hasn't? Well, actually what Guess what, Gibney all while
you are alive we seek your refuge and protection from laziness. You Allah help us to set a goal for our life, and to work diligently to reach that goal. And make that for your sake of Allah, Allah. Allah do not make us of those who waste their time, or waste the talents that you have given them, or waste the skills that you have endowed them with you. But I mean, fill our lives with blessings, your blood, I mean, fill our time with blessings, he Allah bless our times, bless our work, bless our families, bless our life, and forgive us here but Allah mean when we meet you on the Day of Judgment, Dr. hamre mean, well, we ask you for all the good in this life and in the Hereafter, and
we seek your protection from all evil in this life and in the Hereafter. And we ask you for the best that you profits of the law you send them and asked you for and we seek your protection from all the evil that your profits will allow you to sell them as far as your protection from alone Matthew dounia Hasina Villa de hacer una joaquina
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