Ramadan Motivations 26 – 2 Friends & 2 Gardens
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Bismillah Salam alikoum Rahmatullahi wa barakato
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Ernie he asked me he was a lamb Allah Matt alumina may info now and finally my limiter now is in that email not on but I mean yeah Allah we ask you that he teaches us what benefits us and that we receive benefit with what we learn
and that you guide us to what benefits us in this life and then the next
and we seek your refuge from a knowledge that does not benefit does not change and does not bring closer to your hamara human and we ask you to give us hearts that are open, open to your guidance, open to your mercy open to listening to you opening to following the sin of your messenger so the law I knew earlier was alum. And we seek your refuge from hardened hearts that are distant from you from anything that hardens the heart from sin from heedlessness from distance from you your hammer, I mean, where's your oh but Allah made the changes internally and externally in Ramadan and allow us as we have been able to stay away from eating and drinking and stick changing our habits externally
that he Allah that you allow us to also change on the inside so that we are fasting on the outside and on the inside. We're staying away from the Haram on the outside but also on the inside and then we will doing what pleases you on the outside but also internally so that we are always in unison what we what we're doing on the outside is reflects our top four on the inside. And our top one internally produces the best of actions and the best of words on the outside and handling that head on behind. I mean we praise them Allah subhana wa dallah for everything that he had given and we say Salaam so that's Alliance and I'm upon His prophets Allah Allah or any your early USL where sollozzo
Jeff to join us with him on the Day of Judgment. And in Jenna miniato but I mean,
so Allah azza wa jal tells us in the Quran, this is in salt alkaff our story comes from sort of gap and if we are used to reading surah, three calf every Friday, then we are really familiar with the story.
And in this story, Allah xojo tells us what the Allahu mithila Allah says, Give them an example of two men.
And though these are simply two men, an actual men, this is just not a hypothetical. It's actually two men.
But though it's just two men that a law surgeon is talking about, but their story encapsulates
and eternal truth. In fact, it encapsulates all of life, if you think about it, in encapsulates our attitude towards the dounia our attitudes towards each other as human beings. And then the consequences of our Eman or lack of it. And what happens. So though it's, it's a very simple story when you look at it, and it's just happened to two men. But it's much deeper than that, because it these two men are in fact, all of us, all of people, all of humanity. So when Allah says give them this example, anything anytime Allah says in the Quran, give them this example, this example is not just simply about a mosquito or a spider or a fly these small things or just simply to a men that
have lived once upon a time in one particular place. This is an example that lasts for eternity for as long as we're alive. People can read this, and you can take benefit from it because it reflects you and me and our attitudes. So when Allah zodat says January imagine attaining honor, this is there's two men, one of them, we've given them the following Gen attorney to gardens minab grapevines, so two gardens of grape vines will have now home Urbina Flynn. Both of these gardens have been surrounded with palm trees, or john Urbina homes and between them are various crops. So now we were told about this one person, the other will come to him later. But this one person has
two gardens. When we say
gardens we don't mean just two simple pieces of land when Allah is talking about them
vast gardens to gardens, but each one of them is vast, vast enough that it has grapes in them produces grapes surrounded with palm trees. So hello Adam, how vast and how big this garden is.
And there are various Cripe crops in it. So something great on the right and something great on the left.
would have been a home as a character Jenna taenia, Tokuda, Willem toliman O'Shea. So each of those two gardens, produces its fruits, its crops info, one of the lemon, okay, I didn't decrease anything from it. So we're talking about fertile productive gardens and lamps that this one person had, again, vast on the right vaste on the left.
Well, for Jordan nephila Allahu manohara. No add to all of this, that there is a river running between them. So if you're talking about water supply, and watering, this are these crops, he has an abundance of that he has a river, it doesn't trouble him, he doesn't have to go to a well and seek the water, pull the water out, the water comes to him.
He just needs to redirect it. Or if he wants to carry it to the crops, it's easy to do this because if the water comes to him, so if you're talking about ease, you talking about the resume, you're talking about blessings, and add to it, that these gardens were producing in full, it's not like they would give some years and then not give other years, part of the year, but not part of the other part of the year, they were giving it all in full. So you talk about the name of Allah as his origin. He was in NEMA. And that NEMA was easy. And it was coming to him. Right? What Canada who thermo and he has fruits and he has crops. So finally sahibi, he will show you how we who now we
come back to this relationship between them, their companions. Now, we didn't know what types of companions were they were relatives, acquaintances, close friends before, we don't know the relationship between them. But it doesn't matter. The only thing that we know is that they knew each other, they talk to each other. And they knew enough about each other to have this conversation. So it comes down to came to an extent now now when he's talking to him, and they have previous conversations because they're companions. But now when he's talking to him, all that he had now pushes him to say the following. And I thought amin Kamala was gonna fall, I have more money than
you, I'm richer than you. And I have more people around me than you.
I am richer than you.
Right? So we know that this other man doesn't have what this man has the gardens and the river and the fruits and the crops and all of this, he doesn't have that.
And that person knows it. And this is what we do. We always are in comparison with other people.
I have this, he has it, or he doesn't, he has something I do or he doesn't. What I have is different. What I have is better what he hasn't, but it's better. So we're always making these comparisons with other people. I have this number of these number of kids, they have less they have more. But my kids are better educated, but his kids are doing better at school. But we're all we do doing these comparisons with people. But a lot of time, right? When we do these comparisons, that we keep them to ourselves, we don't come out with them
up to a level up to a point where we start actually verbalizing these comparisons, when that happens is that we become arrogant enough.
And we look at the other person with so much disdain or they have no power and we have it that we don't feel them. And then we start saying I'm better than you.
And so that feeling is simmers on the inside. And when that person we can assume it's the same. He had this feeling for a long time. I have a lot, I want more than you I have a lot more than you I'll have a lot a lot more than you. And he didn't find that feeling on the inside until eventually it came up because it has to come out. If there is something in your heart and you don't treat it. And you keep talking to yourself about it and you agree and you approve, eventually that thing will be on your tongue.
It cannot stop. If you think that you're smart, and you're better than so and so. And you will let that belief settle. After some time you are going to be saying things to say to that person. I'm better than you. Because this is what you believe and your belief your convictions were must must and they will always fail and find their way on your tongue in mind. And then in what we do
So before that thing becomes a belief, you got to catch it. Before that sin develops into a conviction, you got to catch it. Otherwise that sin becomes a verbal sin, and it becomes a physical sin. That's how sin develops. It's a thought that comes to our mind, then a belief in the heart, then that belief bubbles up to that tongue. And then from the tongue, it goes into the body. That's that's the sequence of sin. So that person for a long time believed all of that. But now eventually is brave enough, brazen enough to say this, I'm richer than you. And I have more people than you more people was adzuna for a meaning I have more children, more brothers, more sisters, more
cousins, more uncles, more aunts, a tribe, my tribe is bigger than yours. So in terms of power, are more powerful than you because I have people who can support me. I can lean on them. And I also have a lot more money than you.
Does it stop there? But this is the nature of sin, right? does it stop there? It doesn't. Each sin is connected to its sister. And once you have one, it pulls another and that pulls another and that pulls another
what the hell agenda? Whoa, whoa, avalable enough, say and then he goes into his garden. While being a violin to himself, he has done wrong to himself, by these believe this bit by this belief he had granted himself and in how he's treating his companion. So he goes into it. Probably also bringing his companion by hand, Allahu Allah, possibly, but bringing him but inside. Well, what are the manliness say, what does he say? pyoderma. Oh, no, enter either heavy and whether he looks at the splendor of this garden,
you know, like when you build something, and you're so proud of it.
And that pride fills you. To the extent that you say, What can destroy this?
What can destroy this? You know, some of us today they look at countries that they live in. Right? Or based people who build businesses today. And they look at the high rises, and they look at how big that company is. And you can say, who can overtake this company today? What can ever destroy it? How can it ever fall apart? Or in a country that is so powerful, either globally or regionally? And you see who can defeat this country today? Who can stand up to us, Manisha do we know? All right, I had said this who is more powerful than us. A lot of us today, right? A lot of countries in the world today, they will say who is more powerful. We can do whatever we want today, right? Who can
stand up to us, we can bomb we can do this we can imprison we can do whatever we want. Who is more powerful than us. So we are saying the same thing. This is why we said in the beginning, this is not just a story about two men. This is a story about all of humanity. So he goes into his garden and he says this will never perish. These gardens, they will never die. Because they are so great.
And then he moves even further and he says will not only sad upon him. I don't think so I think even the Day of Judgment is gonna come. I don't believe it's gonna come meaning this word will last forever. Subhana Allah, I mean, as if that person hasn't seen people around him dying, but it is this the blindness of power that moves a person to believe I'll never die. And if you think oh, this is just him subpanel I mean, some of them have a city and I've said even rich Muslims at times, even even though they don't say it with ton. They live like they believe this.
I don't think the Day of Judgment is ever gonna come.
So if you say do you actually believe that they believe that? A may they may not actually believe it, but they live like they believe it. And sometimes we live like we believe it, like the day of judgment will never come.
This way we live as if what? We're never going to die.
And there is no Day of Judgment. And what we have will never be lost. Until Subhanallah something bad happens. And then we come to realize, Oh yes, there is death. And there is Day of Judgment. And I was living as if none of these things are true.
So it's not just his attitude. He just was foolish enough to actually believe it and then come out with it. When we sometimes live like this, the day of judgment is not going to come. I am not gonna die. Nothing that I have will be lost. I'll always have all of this money, all this health and all this power.
So he continues, the day of judgment is not going to go
meaning of this world will never end, when eroded to in order to be in case I will return to Allah
leggi, then higher on minimum caliber, I'll find a better garden than this one. When I go back to Allah, he thought, again, foolishly that I am favored in this life. And it's a sign of Allah's favor that had made me rich.
And so if there is a day of judgment, where I'm going to die and then rise up, yes, I am favored, and I will find this favor with Allah xojo because I'm beloved to Allah. What is the sign of Allah's love? He thought,
I'm powerful and rich.
Right. And again, there are some people in the world today right they believe exactly the same thing that if you are blessed
financially, it's a sign of Allah's love,
or a sign of God's love. Some of them are not Muslims, they say, You are a sign of God's love when you are blessed financially.
And we have to tell them, we tell ourselves also, being rich is not a sign of Allah's love, nor a sign of Allah's, you know, a hate. It is a test.
And what you do with it is a sign. If you're pleasing to Allah with your wealth than thank Allah, if you're displeasing to Allah with your wealth, and then this is a sign of Allah and Allah keeps giving you that is a sign of Allah's displeasure with you, if you're rich and powerful. And if you find that there's a country or a people or an individual, who are rich and powerful, and they displease Allah with what Allah has given them, and they continue to displease unlike keeps giving them money and power. Look at that, and say, Allah is sending them to their destruction.
Believe that Allah is sending them to their destruction, it's a clear sign.
Otherwise, if Allah loves them, He will take away from them the thing that Allah or the thing that makes them displeasing to Allah, which is their wealth and power. Right? Just like if you find your child carrying something dangerous, and he's about to hurt himself, what do you do a knife, let's say, what do you do? You rush and you grab it from his hand, as soon as you see that, so that he doesn't hurt himself.
If Allah loved someone, and they are doing something dangerous with power and wealth, and he loves them, and he wants the best for them, He will take it away from them.
But he keeps it It means that he wants them to do something that that will eventually take them away.
And just because they deserve it, because Previous to that Allah reminds them one time after the other and people around the mind them, but they don't want to be reminded. So when that happens, and they close the door of guidance for themselves, meaning we don't want to hear and we don't want to listen, we don't want to see, the only thing that is left is for them to march towards their own destruction. And we'll see this hit when Allah is the one he's the companion now gets the chance to speak and Allah tells us what he says, Hello, so haibo when he was talking to him, did you disbelieve in Allah Who created you?
That is in a sense, it says, Are you insane? To do this?
Do you eventually it is all of this had led you to disbelieve? Now this person did not disbelieve in Allah's existence. What made him a disbeliever
saying that there is no day of judgment that I will never perish. That is a disbelief in Allah zildjian. So this believing in Allah doesn't mean to be an atheist.
And does not only mean to be having partners with Allah, it also believe means that I disbelieve in a day of judgment or disbelief that I will perish, die and come back to life. That is a disbelief as well.
You're 1pm a human bath.
So he says, Do you disbelieve in Allah Who created you from dust into their arms also from not from semen? And then he made you and formed you into a man? well proportioned man. Don't you see how you progressed from nothing into something? Don't you know that there's a power higher than you who is controlling everything that has happens to you lacking now but for me?
Right? And this is where this man despise man stops that influence of that other person of his companion from corrupting him. I know what you have. I know everything that you possess. I know your power, your money, your mind, like you know but for me, meaning different than you but for me, Allah, Allah is my Lord.
And I will never associate anyone with ALLAH zodion
which tells us that this man also in addition to that disbelief in the Day of Judgment, this that associates
Someone with Allah as urgent and that's likely to be himself his intellect. His guidance is not taken from Allah but even from own self. his arrogance has started to parallel and be like his worship to Allah zildjian I am also great I'm also powerful I've also mighty
so they had also shook it himself as well.
And he says what Ola is the halter genetic Why is it not that when you go into your garden you say Masha Allah, this is the will of Allah not mine. This is the will of Allah,
Masha Allah, there is no power except the power of Allah. And again, this is our problem has human beings. That when we find that we do something we attribute this to ourselves, our country is great because we are great.
My my job is great because I've done so much to do and to earn and to deserve in it.
Right this thing that I've created is great because I have great skill I have great knowledge. I'm a great researcher I'm a great scientist I'm a great so everything as a human as humans will tribute to ourselves and our greatness is our own. He's telling him Why not that when you enter your garden or anything when you enter your house when you the thing that impresses you
or you look at your country or you look at this factory or you look at the business that you have created, why not when you look at it, you say Masha Allah, this is the will of Allah, all power belongs to Allah isn't this is not my power. This is not my doing. I have very small contribution here but all the rest is from Allah. So where is your your humility? Where is your sense, where your Where is your site, and fourside
Masha Allah, Who La quwata illa Billah, if you see me, less than you, having less money and fewer people, fewer children, for your family and tribe members, if that's what you see, say that if there's this comparison attribute what you have to align that to yourself. And if what you see me is less than he says faster, perhaps Allah zodion will give me better than your garden.
And this should be your attitude in mind.
When you look at someone who has more than you, and I want you to insha Allah to remember this, this is important.
When you see someone who has more than you, and you feel miserable because of it, look how successful that person is. And look at me.
Look how rich that person is. And look at me.
That is a terrible feeling to have, because you feel worthless at that time. worth nothing. You've wasted your life, you wasted your hours, your your waste of time, your waste of space, you feel this is what makes us depressed. The medicine to that is, if you feel like that for us, I'll be a UT and here I'm in genetic, I asked Allah to give me better than that thing that he had given to you. Not only in this life, but most importantly in the gender compete for the hereafter. Because if you're simply asking, if this person has a palace, he'll like give me a greater palace, it may happen, it may not. It may happen but it may not be satisfying at all. And then somebody else will wish for
your own palace and they want to take it from you. This is not the happiness that Allah is talking about. Ask for blessings from Allah in this dunya but also keep in mind that I want a lot to give me better than that palace. Better than that business better than that thing that that person has in the era, where I will enjoy it
Without competition, no one will take it from you.
No one will envy you. No one will seize it from you this is yours exclusively yours forever. So that person side was on the hereafter me Allah give me perhaps Allah will give me something better than your garden. Right? What you will see the idea has been a minister and will send on your garden, a punishment from the from the sky photos to be house or Eden zelicah will be smooth, right? And flat meaning after having all of these things it will become smooth and flat. Perhaps this will happen to your garden.
And that you we can say that this pious man saying perhaps this will happen to it. And maybe he wished for it to happen. And now let's ask ourselves and I'm no I'm taking a little extra time today.
he's saying perhaps
Or maybe saying, I wish the question here? Is it okay for him to wish this to wanting to make dua that Allah would destroy the garden of his companion?
Is it appropriate?
We say yes, it is.
The question is, why is it appropriate for him? Now this could have been what could have been for him, saying, perhaps this will happen.
But this one he would say, I said, I said, I hope I wait, I anticipate.
So he said, I hope that Allah will give me better than better than your garden, and that alone sin punishment on your garden. Why was he hoping that this will happen wishing for it? And Allah made it so as it came true on his son,
what do we say this is a do or not, but he said it as it came true on his tongue. Allah so didn't mean to true in reality,
why was it appropriate?
Because he came in advice. And he didn't listen. What was the thing that stopped him and keep stopping him from coming to Allah Zoda is these two gardens. It is this fiction of power that he thinks he has.
So the thing that's stopping him from coming to Allah, these gardens and they have to be removed, for him to come back to Allah.
That's why he said, perhaps Allah, I hope Allah will take them away.
Because he sees what they've done to him.
And here this hardship or let's call it this punishment, or this affliction is anathema.
Because what will happen is okay, why he continues he says, Oh, you know, you will lose it or the money or the water that that runs through it. The river used to be hammered over Cobra it sinks deep into the ground and you will not be able to extract it meaning it will become a disaster disaster will hit your place
Allah is there just as well here they'll be summary all we're all his crops and his plants and his garden was destroyed for us by how you can label cafe he is right. lemon tea right doing this with his hands.
Right over what he had spent in it, how much money how much money, how many hours, how many nights at night I've spent thinking devising trying contacting people to help me make this great as great as it is. And all of it is gone is a second in a second in a blink of an eye allows you to send something on it. It's destroyed us about how you can lipo cafe This is maximum regret. And then the info coffee over here. How are we doing? urrutia is empty. The roofs had falling the plants had falling, it's empty. It's flat. And he says yeah, they tell you that you should not be a hater. I wish I did not associate anyone with my Arab with Allah zodion What am I too young so Luna homendy
nila, on top of that he had no one to help him against Allah xodus then men who had said they have a lot of people with me, none of them could support him against Allah Zoda now all this power that you thought you had, Where is it?
Where is it?
Imagine a country that believes that I am so powerful, that Allah decides you're not powerful anymore. The weapons are gone, that soldiers are gone the path the money is gone. Now where is your power against Allah xuejun
You think I have a business and I can do anything they want and I can mistreat people under me and yell at people and be insolent and be a disbeliever No one can stop me and then Allah takes it and you're sitting on rubble. And then now Where is your power against a lies?
You think I'm healthy and I can do whatever I want. I can run I can do I can bring and then Allah as an incense something that is small, and your health goes away and you're sitting helpless and where is your power against Allah suit.
And this is the time when you realize I have no power. I wish that I did not disbelieve or anger Allah xojo when, when an affliction causes you to three think your life and brings you closer to Allah. It's an AMA, even if you lose everything. It's an enema.
And so what happened to this man is an Atma from Allah as of the DSC lost everything, but better than he loses it now then he faces a lot a disbeliever.
So don't think about of loss as always
a sign of Allah's anger. It is a lot of time to sign up Allah scared. That is when Allah sends me in you.
Hear like this person giving you advice, giving you advice, giving you advice, but we are blind and deaf and we don't want to hear and we do want to see the only message that is left is for the loss to be so big that we wake up.
And then if we wake up, it's rough muffle Allah azza wa jal that we are awake.
So consider this when we received the NEMA from Allah Zoda, and how and what we do with it determines whether we all have a manner disability, whether we continue to have a man or we lose it. And whether that NEMA is a blessing that leads to more of an MS or becomes a curse, where we turned it into a curse that has to be taken away for us to remember our true nature and our true size in life, that we are really small and helpless, in comparison to a lot of us.
So we ask a lot of but I mean to remind us of his reminders when they come and to have our eyes and make our eyes open so that we see the truth and open our ears that we listen to the truth. And we open our hearts and make them malleable and soft so that we accept the truth when we hear it and not make it so arrogant that we believe that we have power. All power is with Allah as origin
hamdulillah I mean so questions sure Allah for today. Is it an obligation to finish reading the Koran in Ramadan? No, it's not.
So that other mothers said it's recommended. Why is it recommended because the Prophet sallahu wa sallam used to finish the one with Djibouti. Muslims used to receive the Orion inside out right in the pm in taraweeh. That's why it is recommended. But it's not an obligation. So if you cannot hamdulillah you done your best Alhamdulillah your best counts with Allah xojo if I'm unable to read it, all of it does listening to to it count it counts as well in sha Allah because in the Torah we had ended up here what we do is that we were standing behind the Imam listening to the Koran. So that is also a another form of hutmacher on where you're there's a Hutton by listening to him. So
there's the husband by reciting and there's a husband by listening so it comes in show
while it goes concerned I want to tell everyone who has seen a cinema come so I hope you will cover the story of the boy in the king companions of the ditch at some point in the future inshallah possible in sha Allah not in Ramadan, we only have few left those days left in Ramadan, but probably insha Allah in the future, even in that region, which could be something about the stories in the Quran. So keep that out. Keep that in mind, inshallah.
To add to the point the man believing himself to be self sufficient, which is also relatable to the rest of humanity, absolutely right. When you reach a point where you believe that you're self sufficient. You don't need a lot as a widget that is a point of destruction. That is that point of arrogance that we talked about, where you don't think that anyone has power except you whereas that pious man was telling him, this is Allah's Will not you, the one made it so not you lepo that there is no power except with Allah. So the believing men and this is you know, you take this insha Allah from the these is when you admire something, you say Masha Allahu La quwata illa Billah Some say
it's about envy, but it's really not about envy.
Even though some scholars you know, related to envy, but it's not really about envy. It is a part about
submitting yourself completely to Allah so that the power that you see doesn't corrupt you.
So you look at for instance, you know, you've written something wonderful. You just finished reading, you're finished your thesis, dissertation, finished a project, built a house, whatever it is that you've done,
and you're about to admire yourself, you say Masha Allahu La quwata illa Allah This is all from Allah for me.
to surrender to Allah to say this is all because of you your Allah not because of me, Masha Allah who La quwata illa Billah it's a point of humility and remembering that it could not have happened without Allah. It is not I but Allah who made this possible. So you rid yourself of arrogance, and the corruption of seeing yourself in the thing that you created. Not seeing a lot in it. You see Allah in the thing. Don't see yourself. Alright. So thank you all for this for this one. This belief can be counted for disbelief in angels and the books Absolutely. So if you disbelieve in Allah, his books, you're a disbeliever even if you just believe in Allah
disbelieve in one messenger of Allah as messengers. You are disbeliever even if you have this belief in a line all the rest of the messengers, yes, that one line.
So what is the opinion on record on uploading photos on social media of a deceased to share one's memory with him or her?
So it's not held on as long as this person is, let's see, let's restrict that to males. So you don't want to share
a photo of someone of a female, right online. Okay. Second, it shouldn't be any tried. Try not to be for that person deceased. While I mean while they're dead. Okay, while they're dead, unless, you know, I know some people share it of people who have died in the battlefield, because they want to just document what had happened to Muslims in the battlefield, look how they've died, look at what they've done to them. So their intent there is to document what happened to Muslims. Okay, I understand that part. But you, we should shy away from taking a picture of someone who just passed away as they're dead. And uploading that because as I said, previously, you don't know if this is
appropriate or not, because they're the person at that at that moment could reflect a good state or inadequate state.
Right, so don't take pictures at that time. But if you want to upload a older picture of that person, and I said, male, not female,
you know, because this is a public domain, right? you're sharing it where everybody can see. So it's more appropriate for males, not females. It's an older picture, and you just want to do this to remind people to make God for him.
Remember them in in there do forgive them and would have whatever inshallah is fine. So that's what I see in Sharla, not just somebody just died, you take a picture of them, and you upload that. So we're asking, why are you doing that it may not be very respectful for that person, and it's not your world. So you know,
it's not respectful to the family as well, because they could be really hurt by that. But if it's an older picture, other male with the intent of let's remember him, let's make dua for that person. Like you see, this often scholar passes away. And obviously we've seen so many of them, by the way pass pass away in the past year, may Allah have mercy on all of them, because of the pandemic. So people will just show pictures of them while giving a lecture while you know unhedged or what have you. And they see me go out for so and so. So until passed away, that's appropriate in shop online.
Another question why I was told by a teacher there is no such thing as finding balance between dunya and akhira. Our aim should be 100% at Hara and 0%. for dunya. To what extent is this teaching correct? of who can live like that? That's the question like 100% for the alcohol and 0% from the dunya. So you have no intention to go to college to graduate, to open a business, to
these, these are just the examples that come to mind. You have no intention at all to do these things. Everything has to be for the athlete 100%. Now, it's true. That all the things that I mentioned can be for the athlete as well you can be you can get married for the athlete or you can have children for the sake of the afternoon, you can open a business go to university become adoptive for the sake of the Athill. But for a lot of people, it's hard to maintain that intention all the time. And especially in the beginnings as you're beginning to study to get into university just to get married, it's really hard to come up with that intention, that intention becomes more
visible and possible, as you progress in knowledge, as you progress in wisdom. So to say that it's either or either the 100% or nothing, that's impossible. And that's really a hard thing to achieve, especially as a young man or woman.
And as the as the rich, middle, a mid the middle of your age, closer to the end of your age, you can direct more of your life and intention to the era Yes, you can wear everything or most everything that you're doing is for the alpha. But it's also not realistic. Like sometimes I need entertainment and I don't when I'm entertaining myself, always I'm
thoughtful of the fact that it should be for the outcome. I'm basically just entertaining myself and going out I'm eating I'm going out with my friends and playing soccer or whatever, just for the sake of the dooney I just want fun. So I'm saying if not for the app here, I shouldn't be doing
It that is too much.
We're saying there's a higher level where you're doing this also for the athlete for the dunya and for the Hara, that is the state of ASM. May Allah azzawajal help us reach that state, but if not for the athlete, we should stop all of these things that would be too much inshallah.
Yes, so intention as it says, Here, the intention is really important that all of your life could be for Allah so that it has that potential from the time that you wake up till you sleep and in your sleep, while you're dreaming, they're all can count for the sake of Allah zildjian it has that potential, but you need to train yourself it doesn't come naturally to us it needs to train yourself. As you're training yourself there'll be moments where some things will be not for Allah but just simply for the sake of the dunya I want to get married because I love so and so is that how long as long as you seek the right partner is allowed in Sharla but if you seek the right partner,
and you do it for Allah, because Allah loves this and I want to do it according to the Sunnah Allah makes this met marriage also for his sake becomes a bad as well. Now so that's These are my thoughts on this a lot.
how do you purify your intention? Should you say your intention out loud? No, we never say our intention out loud. Say when I want to pray I don't see no way to so not so that now we have to select a blueberry. Lila has our cat we don't say these things. How do you prove purify your intention by purifying it internally by asking yourself why am I praying? So let's say fasting for an example before I'm going to fast. Why are you fasting today?
What is it that you want from it?
I want to last forgiveness. I want Allah to forgive my sins a lot. I want to lead to purify my heart. I want Allah azza wa jal to protect me from hellfire. I want Jenna This is why you're fasting. Right? Okay, this is all inside. Bismillah fast.
Why are you gonna pray tonight? pm? This is all an internal conversation. All right. Why are you praying pm tonight? Is it because it's a habit? No, I don't want to do it because it's a habit. I don't want to do things out of habit. Okay, while you're doing it tonight. Okay, I want Allah to forgive me because I'm doing now praying. I want Allah to forgive me. So I'm praying for forgiveness. So keep that in mind when you're praying. Okay, I want to have an opportunity to ask Allah in my Sadat for this, this this, okay? I want a lot to look at me while I'm in my salah and love me. I want a lot. I want to love Allah. I want to develop taqwa. These say these things to him.
So Okay, you ready? This is your intention. Yes. This is why I'm praying. It's not going to be easy. Yes, I know. It's difficult, but I'm going to do it twice. Because I want to love to love me, okay. Bismillah Allahu Akbar. This is why you do it.
This is why you do it. And we have an example of this setup. We're doing this was one example where one of the setup
somebody asked him to do something. He wanted to walk and he paused
and then he started walking he said, What did you stop? He says, I didn't have an intention.
When I had an intention, I walked with you meaning you asked me to do something. I didn't have an intention, why are you doing it? So he stopped he thought about what is the intention behind it, he had an intention a good intention. He said okay, now it will be work with this intention. So sometimes you need to reflect Okay, before we do things, and when you have that intention, then you do then you want and a lot of times they do have helped me with the solder helped me with this intention helped me that this would be your for your sake, purify my intention, all of that inshallah will help with it.
Do you have to do it before every action? Yes.
I don't want I don't want this to be too hard on all of us. But if you're asking about purifying your intention, intention is needed for every action. So the more that you do it, the more that your action will count.
And the more that you do it, the easier inshallah it becomes. Okay, so we're for every action. Yeah. And by the way, we're not going to remember and you are not going to remember to do it before every action. So when you remember because I remember to do it before every action
and so and so and so nobody can remember to do it before every action sometimes you do it just out of habit. A lot like about will.
But what do you remember it do it because it is important really when you remember it, do it and don't think it is too much. It will take you what's half a minute, a minute, but it will make a difference in your ibadah
Huge difference in that event and it's really worth it huge difference in how you perform it and in the in the reward that Allah will give you so it's really worth it right and that reflection will enhance the quality of your life in general not only that, but your life will transcend into a different level of a better lower
so it had a lot of blood I mean, remember insha Allah for those of us who are having the next night this night that's going to come will be the night of the 27th It's a likely night that it would be that night of later to Allah Adam knows. So as a potential night inshallah put your effort, maximum effort in it. make a lot of money in the guy who want to hit ball alpha for Annie, remember this do I repeat it often Remember, your parents, your children, your spouse, your family, your neighbors, remember the oma Mohammed Salah Lord he was in them and the oppressed of the Ummah Mohammed are going through difficult times, make do with them. Make sure if we were next year for Allah to save
you for make up for blessings in this life and breasted blessings in the hereafter. Allah Allah as MC ask Allah azza wa jal for the best and all the best and ask him Subhana Allah to protect you from all evil.
A quick question here about nail polish while praying nail polish prevents the water overdue from reaching your nails. Okay, so you have to remove your nail polish when you want to make the Whoo. So nail polish would not be something that you'd be typically wearing while you are praying.
While you are making Rudolph the in between times may be putting nail polish and then remove it before you make to make hoodoo and pray. But it does prevent your elbow the water from reaching a part of your body so it will make your rule invalid. But yet, so in sha Allah I hope that answers your question in sha Allah so we asked a lot of Bill Allah amenia Allah, this upcoming night or any following night is the night of Lena toccata make it make us of its people. Make us of those who remember you during it, who worship you during it and who are accepted in that night. Forgive us Europa Allah mean all of our sins grant is the best of this life and then that life to come protect
us from the worst of this life and the life to come. Make our intention sincere make us reliant upon who we are, by Allah mean makers of those who are not deceived by this dounia or pi power that they attained in this dunya remind us the arbella Let me to always be close to you and make us close to the center of your messenger sallallahu it he was saying the makers of the people of the origin of the people of the sooner of the people that you love and who love you back your hammer. I mean, grant is righteous friends and reminders yada yada me whenever we receive reminders and open our minds and hearts to those reminders, we ask you for the best and you seek refuge from the worst your
hammer Rahimi, just like on low Halo, we will see you in sha Allah at the same time tomorrow Baraka long have you gone What May Allah keep you safe and keep you with the higher give you the highest of amen blessings in this life. Baraka law if you come Subhana Allah will be handing a shadow under either in the interest of physical activity hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen sonamarg A Kumara to la hora care to