Softeners of the Heart #01
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smuggler hamdu lillah
wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah hoo ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam
ala moana in LA the Kracauer srikalahasti brateck. Ask Allah says Allah is assistance to worship him well,
and to thank him Spanner with the Isla and to remember him often, so that we never forget.
And we asked him Subhana Allah, Allah to open our hearts and to soften them so that we hear the truth and we follow it. And it will distinguish between it and falsehood was him subhanho wa Taala to make us of the inheritors of the prophets, Allah hemos Salatu was Salam because they did not leave behind a dinar or Roger Han, but they left this knowledge, so ever partakes in it, whoever takes it, and indeed, gained great favor for favor from Allah azza wa jal.
So this is the first
in the series of the explanation of catergory cockman sahih al Bukhari and Kitab Ricard, this is the chapter of the softeners of the heart from Sahaba Hardy.
And, of course, we all know the importance of say hello to her so I'm not going to try to explain to you or prove to you why sigh Hill Buhari is important. It's a well known fact that if you want to understand Islam, do you want to study Islam? You can escape say hello Bukhari only after the book of Allah azza wa jal as they say what is the most authentic book on this earth after the Quran? It's a handbook.
So the importance of Sahil Bukhari is well established and should be very clear in our hearts and minds.
And so in the many chapters that will Buhari
collects and puts Title Headings to he collects these Hadith and it's about Sierra these a hadith and it's about the Quran and his stuff said Many a hadith about you know, issues related to fit the doors or the chapters of fic. But among them also you will find Kitab Rehak
the book or the chapter of recall, now, what is recall.
Now, if you say to something that it is erotic, it is thin, like FFL like this is a latte. It's a thin garment
the opposite of it, right could be called Sofia or value.
So, when a garment is thin, we call what bracket
the plural of it is Reka.
So, what does that have to do with the heart?
So, I want you to imagine with me a heart that it's walls are thin.
So, it easily moves if there is any external influence, right, just like a thin garment right if a thin garment, you flick it, it moves right easily. So hard that has thin walls does what moves easily right.
That is a sensitive heart.
That is a harder response easily to Allah azza wa jal and easily to the prophets of Allah Allah was himself a heart moves easily, or it is sensitive we call it trochaic. Or Akiko calm,
rocky equal calm
the opposite of it is valuable.
So Allah as urgent for instance, when speaking about his prophets, a lot of Islam and to him directly, he says what Oh, Quinta for one valuable Colby Lanford Dolman howling. He says if you're to be harsh, meaning in body in treatment externally, relieve alcohol be thick hearted, meaning harsh on the inside and on the outside, rough on the outside harsh in your heart, they will turn away from you. So the opposite of the softness of the heart is really will be the thickness of the heart or harshness of the heart. Also the opposite of it is closer to
Okay, the hardness of the heart which is also as used in the Quran.
So Allah azza wa jal says, for what you do little Casia Kulu boom whoa to those who have hearts are hard. Vote to them that when Allah's Name, and when he is mentioned, they don't move their heart.
And also Allah azza wa jal says about the people of the book, right in Surah Al Baqarah thammakaset Kulu comin body the early for Hiya, Cal he jrrt our shadow cassava. So
then your hearts hardened. After this after receiving the these messages and seeing these miracles from Allah, your hearts hardened
until it became like rocks, or hotter than that meaning as hard as a rock. Or hotter than that mean even it exceeded the hardness of Iraq. That's how stiff and irresponsive and harsh hearts can become.
So if you ask yourself, why is it then that someone could hear the Quran? And it does not affect them? What's the answer? The hardest? What has hardened? doesn't move? Why is it that you can tell someone this is very bad for you? And Allah says, so on the Prophet says so but doesn't listen to you? And they follow their own likes, and desire? Why is it the heart has hardened? And to those who do not think that it has real world effects? If you ever have asked yourself, how is it that can sound that someone can kill someone in cold blood, and not be moved by by what they've done?
What happened to the heart hardened? How is it that you can have a tyrant on top of a country who can kill hundreds or 1000s? Or maybe even millions of people and sees the cries of the children and wailing of the widows?
And does not that doesn't move them? How
what happened to the heart has hardened. So if you ever thought about how is it that humans can commit such horrible acts, and then live with it is because the heart is hardened to the extent that it does not mind that it sees the truth and change it that it lies to itself and believes those lies and that it does whatever it wants in order to gain in order to win in order to succeed even if it has to crush other people. These are real effects of the harshness and the hardness of the heart. So the fact that I'll Buhari going back to this the fact that Buhari among the many chapters have dedicated a chapter to this tells you that one of the greatest missions of the Quran, the goals of
the Quran and the goals of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and why the prophets allowed Selim came, he came to educate but also to soften the hearts so that they would move to Allah azza wa jal.
It's not be like the people of the Book who have the knowledge, but they don't follow.
And when I say the people of the book, we shouldn't think that it is just them but not us. Because in a lot of ways we've become them.
Right. And a lot of ways we've become them. Because we also had the truth but we don't have the hearts that want to follow the truth, son, we resemble them. That's why Allah azza wa jal warns us against that repeatedly in the Quran, that you would know the truth and that not follow it. Why? What is the what is stopping us from that? Is it the harder now moving to Allah azza wa jal the non responsive Yeah, I know this. Yeah, I've memorized this. I've heard this hadith a million times. Why is it that you don't follow it? Why is it that the does not affect you? Why is it that it doesn't scare you that death doesn't scare you heaven and hell does not scare you is the hearts are not
alive? Or they're sick or they're struggling? So I'll Buhari put it there because it's needed. And the scholars I mean, from from the time of the Sahaba
onward, they will take time off, even if they're studying Islam to concentrate on what softens their heart so we would have for instance, Lhasa harbor some of them would say is this binner note mean sir, sit, let us increase our Eman for a while so that he would sit they would read the Quran or remember Allah azza wa jal or talk about heaven or hell but what what are you doing it because then they want to increase their ima ageless Bina not mean sir. Because if you feel that your demand is low, and you need a boost, I just like you go and you eat when you're hungry, you feel that you demand is low, what do you do? So he says he just sit and listen increase our email, some of the
fuqaha after their students they would study for a while or study sometimes matters of Arcada they could become very technical, right? For a while. After that, they will say stop. And now let's read things that would soften our hearts whether it is is from the Quran, or the Sunnah of the Prophet or you sell them
or news about the righteous ancestors, that you would feel that it has moved your heart and softened it so that when you go back to study, you're studying what with a softer, more responsive, a clean or a more living heart. Otherwise, if you neglect it, it could die, it could die. And you could be study Arcada technically, you could study, technically a very technical study, but it's not one that affects you or changes you. So this is something that we want to ensure Allah concentrate on that our hearts need this, and they need to be softened. And the more that sort of this more softer they are, the more that the Quran will affect us and the more that the sooner the prophets Allah loosen
will mean something to us. So this is the introduction to this chapter. And the ideal way in sha Allah of studying this is for us in sha Allah.
To locate sai held Bukhari, if you have copies of it, bring that with you. Have you have it online, download it, so that you could follow what we're saying you're just not listening. You're reading the Hadith with me, and you're seeing where it's located where what comes before it, what comes after it, and then you listen to the explanation inshallah. And we're going to try our best to see if we can derive from the Hadith, the wisdom of Al Bukhari himself, why did he start with this hadith? What did he follow it by that chapter as much as we can, because it is understood that all Buhari Rahim Allah, he was very meticulous about where he placed the Hadith and beheading.
So, he was clever in his choices and clever in how we grew up the Hadith. So we will try to explain, because none of that is stated it is just understood or derived from reading it. Right? Allah Allah.
Now, so the beginning, and the first Hadith that he narrates, he said that Parliament abuse Allahu alayhi wa sallam near Mahtani mahalo Bulunan fi Hema, Cathy your own Mina nurse of say how to work for, there are two numbers that a lot of people lose,
lose or give up easily. This these are our health, and then for our free time.
Now consider how short this hadith is, but consider how much is in it.
And that this is a statement coming from the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam. So he says many people,
especially when it comes to tune it a mess. They are in a state of Hubin in them, what is hubbing globbing is for you to go and try to sell something and you sell it so cheap. And it's worth a lot more. So for instance, it's worth 100. You go and foolishly sell it for 10.
Then they will say this is Robin and Tamika Boone, in transaction wise and dimmable, obedient.
And in fact, in the Sharia, right, just as a side note, in the Sharia, you have something that the call higher will accompany. Meaning if you are someone who is naive about selling and buying, right? You don't know the prices in the market. You go and you want to buy something and you go and buy it and you buy it for 100 You don't know you buy it for 100 you go back and you discover that know the real price there is actually 20.
But you've been fooled.
You have the option of going back to that merchant and said here is the merchandise back. I've been deceived. Why? Because you don't know the prices, you have an option payout.
So this is the meaning of hub and motherboard and female meaning that you have this Nima. And he highlighted these two an MS in particular, what are they again?
Health and free time. So you have health and you have free time. And you can do a lot with them. But what do you do? You sell them very cheap and you waste them. So he said so Allah Allah wa sallam that many people will waste these numbers. And they will not know the value of these numbers until what? Until you lose them. So as long as you're healthy. And by the way, if this is characteristic of the young more than the old, as long when you're young, you're healthy. Do you recognize the value of health?
No. Why don't you recognize it? Because he did not get sick because he think that this is normal. Right? And I will
Always Be healthy. You haven't tried sickness.
When when you become sick, you recognize the value of the state that you're in, and you would wish for it, I hope that I could be healthy again. Because being sick,
you don't want to be thick. I wish I could be healthy again. So that's why, by the way, that's one of the advantages of being sick. When you say, Why does Allah test me and take some numbers away from me? Because if he does not take away these numbers, what happens? He never recognize them. You don't see them even, they're not even visible until you lose them, then you see them, then Allah restores health to you, to give you another chance to do something with that nema. So when you're young, and you're healthy, you think this is going to last. And even though you see around you people who are getting older and sicker, you don't learn from it. See you wasted
and free time.
What does it mean that you have free time? That means that you have enough to spend and eat and drink, right? And you have extra time? So when you have that extra time? What do you do with it?
Okay, a lot of us will do what say I'm bored. What do I do?
I don't know what I want to kill time. So you just kill it you just wasted. Right? And in fact, a lot of free time becomes a burden on you. What do I do in my life? What do I have so much. So no goals, no planning, and you don't take advantage of it. So you sell it very cheap.
Not knowing that as long as you have these two numbers, you can do a lot with them. Because these two numbers enable you to worship Allah, and to be close to him and to learn Islam and to do a lot of good things in this life that will help you and you die. But if you waste them
and you become sick, you would say I wish that I knew the value of health when I had it pleased I would have done this and that I wouldn't have have wasted it. And when you are so busy can scratch your head, say I wish that when I was free, I would have done this and that I would have learned Quran I would have gotten an ombre I would have done something useful. Now I wish but I can't.
So these numbers are containers because we have more than Emma's more than
health and free time. But these are containers for other Nana's in meaning that if you use them
then it means that use them well meaning you're using other names as well and if you're wasting these numbers, it means that you are also wasting other names, the name of site the name of speech, the other numbers are being wasted because these containers of numbers are being wasted.
see here that the prophets are losing them said that many people
will lose them or waste them right that means that few will not
and that means that before this hadith, while reading this hadith and after this hadith this will remain to be true.
That is for a lot of us who are hearing this we will be among those who will do what lose them and that will remain to be true.
Right then will remain and that few among us will not
the challenge here is that when you hear this hadith which one are you going to be among the many who lose? Or the few who preserve it and take advantage of it? Which one are you going to be many of us will not feel well and the challenge of the few is what is that the many when they actually do something waste their time they put pressure on you to waste your time as well?
Isn't it that is when the many waste their time you see them around you, your peers or other people what are they doing? Simply killing their time wasting their time or doing things in it? That harms them? When you see that that is what the majority doing and you're the only one or among very few who are trying their best to do what is best for them in this dunya and the earth era that puts pressure on you because you look odd strange. How come you're not having fun? How come you're not doing this? How come you're not doing that? How come you're in the masjid or you reading books or you know you're trying to stay away from haram? How can you doing this so that many will put
pressure on the few but the few have to be patient if they want to be included in this hadith and not to waste their nema. So
and maybe Allah Allah this is speculation
Because Why did you start with this hadith? Allah Allah speculation on my behalf is that to say that many people need the softening of the hearts because they are wasting Allah's name. So many of us need this, and many of us did to continue to remind ourselves of the fact that Allah azza wa jal is there and that Allah Azza Qian
subhanho wa Taala needs to continue to soften the hearts in order to respond to him.
The second Hadith
it is said here that this hobby says sir Lughnasa, Denisa ID and I'm kind of merging two generations in one.
He said could nama Rasulillah he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Phil Hancock he says we were with the prophets of Allah Allah wa sallam in the hunt duck. When when they were digging the ditch the battle right and the Confederates They came to attack, the Battle of zap the United and they came to attack altogether the prophets a lot he said them and my journal on sloth in Medina. So one of the strategies that the Muslims
did at that time or divide at that time was to dig a ditch to separate them from the enemy. You know this story right?
He says we were with the prophets of Allah resell them in the hands and he was digging in the ditch. And we were transferring the sound. Will Yamuna Robina and he was passing by us and he was looking at us for Karla Allah humbler Aisha Illa I should earthhero Baraka lofi for Allah Allah Mela, Aisha Illa I should earthy raffia lil Ansari will Mohammed Euro so he saw them and they were moving sand and they were digging. So he says Allah Who Mesa Xia Allah there is no living except the living of an Earth, Hera. So forgive unsolvable. mohajir. Ah.
So that's the incident. Again, what's the incident? Some prophets Allah, you sell them right? They're digging the ditch. And then we'll Hadrian and the unsought are digging. And it says in another narration, they were tired, and they were hungry, and they were under pressure, because the enemy is about to attack.
And the Prophet Onselen himself was helping dig and move the sand so when he would pass by and see the believers, digging and hungry and tired,
what did he say? He said, Allah who may Allah there is no true living except the living of an earth era. So forgive Al Ansari, one mohajirs Ah.
some of the lessons from from that hadith and they want to insha Allah that phrase, Allah Malaysia, there is no true living except the living over here is really an important one. But some of the lessons of that of this this hadith.
See, the people of Medina before their Islam, no one would attack them. Right? I mean, no wonder you would never believe they would never think that forces would gather to come and attack them all at once. And they would have to dig a ditch and reinforce and protect themselves and there will be no food. And there will be as a state of panic or a state of emergency where he could be attacked from any side. They wouldn't think this. But why were they attacked?
Because they believed in Allah and His Prophet sallallahu wasallam. Right. That's, that's the reason why they were attacked.
And so the first lesson is,
if you say La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah, you will be tested.
And if you get tested, don't say why did I get tested?
Why did you get tested?
Because he said Leila illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah was the purpose of the test
to purify you,
and to increase your email.
Because your email and and all of us be Nilla xojo, we have a man.
But when you get tested, you're presented with a choice you either you continue on this path and you have to pay a price, or you give it up.
And when you decide to continue and sacrifice, the thing that you sacrifice for, becomes dearer to you, beloved, strong.
So when you were willing to sacrifice your comfort for the sake of Islam,
then Islam becomes more important than your comfort. When you decide to sacrifice your food and drink for the sake of Islam it becomes more and more important than food and drink your security for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, Allah becomes more important than
Your own security more important than your own country in the prophets are you sending to understand the sacrifice he left his family behind, he left his hometown behind for Allah azza wa jal, that means that and he left what Mecca, it's not easy to leave Mecca is it is what your hometown, and its most beloved country to Allah and you leave it for Allah. That's not easy.
So you will be asked to sacrifice and so don't be surprised if that happens and don't complain. When it happens. You already been told, you will be tested.
But it's not like the test of the non believers. Your test is better, because your test is elevating you're bringing you closer to Allah azza wa jal, but Allah wants to take the love of the dunya out of your heart and put instead His love and the love of his prophets, a lot of cinnamon, that does not happen, unless you have to make a choice yourself and you make the right choice you will make
so that's the first lesson.
Another lesson that you can take from it is that this statement Aloha Malaysia Illa I should add here that this belongs to Abdullah ignore Ah ha, are all the Allahu Anhu and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used it to express and to reflect and to make dua. And so that's in essence humility from him. So Allah Allah wa sallam because he in a sense, right, Abdullah of Naropa is like the student of the prophets a lot. He was similar. But when he said something meaningful, he took it, and he repeated it. So there is what there is this the Waldo from Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he didn't say, I'm the teacher, I will never stoop to the level of my students and take anything from them.
No, he didn't say. So there is no ego. That's what I want to say.
The other one here is
sometimes and this is really a life lesson. I hope you find it useful.
Sometimes when your loved one is suffering,
it's sometimes that's more devastating than your own suffering, that you could be sick, right?
But to see your son sick, that's tougher on you. Or son suffering that stuff around or any loved one. So loved one and you He says you a lot if it happens to me, that's fine, I can take it but I cannot see him suffering. That's very difficult. And that could be the thing that destroys you, when your loved one is suffering, now the Prophet sallallaahu Selim is passing by those people and those people he loves them and more had your own answer. He loves them. And he knows this is happening to them because they believed in me, the end their suffering now because of me.
And it says in the Quran, as he is when Allah Hema and it to me, it is difficult upon him when you suffer. He says that, whatever, you know, whatever difficulty you go through, it burdens the prophets a lot he was selling them. That's how much love he had, and how much that's how much soft hearted he was. So if you're a person like that, how do you cope with the fact that your loved one is suffering and you can't do anything about it? This statement helps. That is when he looked at them suffering he said, Allah Who manda Asia, there is no true living except the living of a euro. Meaning I know that they're suffering right now. But all this will pass.
and its allies decision that they would go through this isn't it. But if you see in your son, this is happening to your son, to your spouse, to your parents, whatever. Isn't it Allah's decision that this happens to them, but it is passing and this life will quickly end? And is in fact not the true life that we all want. The true life belongs in the next one not here. So when you see that them suffering, you say Allahu Allah, Aisha Illa. Allah, I know that they're going through this, but this will soon end and this is not really their life, their life, their true life is yet to come. So you don't say to yourself or the shaytaan doesn't tell you, how is it? Or what's going to happen to my
child? If this is their life? If they have this sickness? How will they continue to live? What's going to happen to my loved ones? If they don't have this? And if they don't have if they don't have me, you say this is not true living true living is yet to come.
Whatever you miss here, it does not matter. So for instance, if Allah Destiny did not get married, is that the end of it? You should just hit yourself, you know, and you know, tear your clothes and we I never got married. What about the hereafter?
Are there any will there be any single person in the hereafter in general? No. Well, I never had any children. I should just you know
Walen so what if you enter gender and ask Allah azza wa jal for it once you get it?
Have you missed anything here? Because you will be able to get it to when you meet Allah azza wa jal.
So that Lahoma Allah Asia Illa I should add here i meaning I see them suffering, I see them in burden, I see them frightened and sick and tired and whatever, but this is to their advantage.
this is to their advantage. So, when you see this, and when you say that and you believe it, your heart will come,
and you will be able to take it even though it's happening your to your loved one, you say it is to their advantage, and you can make dua and whatever but it is to their advantage because Allah azza wa jal wants the best for them in the next life, as long as they are patient.
And it also it tells you not to pay so much attention to suffering in this life, not to focus too much on it.
If it is, if we are suffering and we're going through something, say this exact statement, Allah Mala Ayesha Illa, I should ask you, there is no living or true living, except the living of an Acura, this life is going to end and will be like a memory like a dream that you had. Yeah, I remember that on Earth. I got I've gone through this, and I did that. But you'll remember that while sitting if Allah allows us, me and may Allah make it so if we are in genuine for sitting, you do that while you're eating and drinking and enjoying and lying on your side and doing whatever you want, you'll remember but it will be a memory. And you will say that wasn't even like real life.
This is life. So
it's kind of like this, the significance of this slide right? Or the status of this life should diminish in our mind. So no matter how much we sacrifice for the Allah, XO, again, remember them. And remember that image carrying sand on their back, tired, hungry, and yet Allah as it and said the prophets, Allah Islam says, true living is yet to come. This is nothing true living is yet to come. Right? As like somebody would say to you, you haven't lived until you've traveled, you haven't lived until you've tasted this dish. You haven't lived until you did this and did that meaning that that is living everything else is semi true. Some might not even true. Until you know you really have
traveled and tasted. So an earth here Arjuna is like that. This is not true living this is just a taste of it. But truly living maximum living is when Allah azza wa jal right, and that's why he said, Phil, Lil Ansari, when mohajir forgive that Ansara on mahadji Amin. So and also this statement, by the way, works when you see something that impresses you from this dunya.
Like, you see something so beautiful, so glamorous, that is going to steal away your heart and take it to the dunya and you want to focus on the earth around you c'est la mala Aisha Illa, I should ask you a real living, exciting living, grat glamorous living is in the head on this one, so that you divert your attention again to the hero rather than the dunya. Because if you're looking at smacking yourself passing by
the palaces or the houses of rich people, in the city or country, wherever you may be, and you look at the house, and you look at the design and look at the cars parked outside, and you look at how much they've you know spent on it, and the luxury that we're living in, if you're looking at it, your heart immediately will be attracted to that and you would wish for it, you'll be thinking about it, you would go back to your house, unhappy with everything that you have. And maybe that even will propel you say I want to be as rich as they are, that will be your focus on life. But if you say when you look at it, and you say Lahoma the Asia Illa I should array Allah the living true living is
in the earth era, it means look somewhere else, for your true living, look for somewhere else to be impressed. Because if you Allah allows you to enter Jannah all of these things will be nothing compared to your palace in it.
All of these things will be nothing compared to the comfort that you will have in it. So focus on the real
price. And that's why the prophets always said them says this is not reliving. So whether you're going through hardship, or whether you're looking at people who have a lot of money and you're envious or you feeling sad because of it, it says none of this last and none of none of this is real living, real living is when you land in Jannah
And Allah tells you, I'm happy with you and He will never leave. That is real living. This is when you're going to experience real food, real drink real happiness, real comfort to the maximum, but this you're just getting a taste of it. Right
insha Allah so we can we can move on maybe to that next chapter and we can go back come back to it in sha Allah the next
next week we have nila xojo. He says Babel mahalo Dounia Phil actually another exam example the likeness of the Dounia compared to the hero, right? So he brings an idea connected to the title of that chapter and then brings a hadith.
So he says in the Manhyia, to dunya, that a willow who's speaking here, Allah azza wa jal, I want us to understand how important this statement is because Allah azza wa jal in this ayah is boiling down to all of you what this journey is all about. It's not a scientist, or a psychologist or a philosopher, who's speaking. It's the creator of the dunya telling you in brief words, where you don't have to look, you don't have to experience this is the entire dunya. Listen to it so that you understand its nature. Everything else comes back to this. It says a higher to dunya let a blue allow fun and play.
That's the first segment fun and play.
fun and play. What do you like in the end? What is it like fun and play? Right? It's like children having playtime.
So you allow the children to have played them and they play for what, half an hour for an hour for two hours. And then you tell them what, stop. It's time for something else. So as much as they play, you have to what? Stop, and it's children's play. And they enjoy it because their children. As an adult, you can't play like that anymore. Because you can you know better.
So its own fun and play, but it has to end.
And it's only for what the simple minded. The more childish you are, the more that you will enjoy this dunya because you don't see it's reality. It's just enjoying the fun and games in it. You're impressed by the lights. You don't see what's behind the lights, right.
Was Xena adornment? Like outside decoration? That's it? What the for home? bainer calm and boasting among each other. I have better degrees. I'm stronger. I have more money. Right? I run faster. I whatever. I'm better than you know I'm better than you. My tribe is better than yours. No, your tribe is better. Just that's how it is. Right? Or always boasting about something. I'm young either by what we found ourselves possessing when we were born, or by what we earn
I'm better than you know you're trying to be better than me. What a careful don't feel unworthy. Well, blood and rivalry in money and children. So you have more money than me. I'm going to try to earn more so I'll be richer than you. So we're always competing with each other. I have more children nor we have more children or you have more power. No I have more power. That's what it is. So people fighting with each other trying to
be better than each other. He says like what can I tell you a thing about CO Farhana back to this whole dunya Allah's now giving you an image
something that you see, so that he can relate?
Okay, the meaning to an image to a reality that happens in front of you chemically life like a rain that falls and produces plants and the kuffar like these plants, meaning like lush green crops,
and he says the kuffaar love these plants. Now Alka fodder here could mean farmers. So the farmers admire the plants that they have actually planted, or kuffaar could mean Kuffar non believers.
And if it means non believers, there's here an ishara a hint
that the kuffaar are more impressed with this dunya than the believers are.
This is really subtle, but really important. And a real actually valuable point. It doesn't mean that when you see the sunset, that when you see a beautiful image here as a believer, it doesn't impress you. It impresses you, of course. But in general, the kuffar when they see the dunya they're more attached to it than the believers and more than greedily attached to it with a lot of greed.
The believers they know that it's going to end so it doesn't enslave them.
Opposite the kuffaar Allah Allah. So he says no so the, you know, plain drops the plants grow their lush and the green and they're beautiful and people admire them for my a Hebrew, Fatah, Hamas Farah, and then it becomes yellow. And it withers. And it breaks into debris from Maya, Cornhill, Tama is that's how it is.
See how simple this image is? That's the cycle of life. Allah has given it. So nations, they start small, they grow big, then what happens to them?
Right? That's sociology for you, right? No one said like this, something similar to it. All nations are like people, you start small, you go strong. Once you become your strongest, you have to decline. Every Empire becomes stronger than it has to decline.
humans as individuals, right, this is what happens to what that cycle, as communities, and as people, and as empires, and as this entire earth, there has an end.
So when it impresses you understand that everything that is impressing you, is about to what? wither and die and become yellow, and become debris and become sad. So what is impressing you it's sand? It's debris, it's nothing.
So why is it that Allah azza wa jal shows us around this life and death?
shows it to us, you know, through the seasons, you see the plants living and then dying, living and then dying. Why? Why is it that Allah show us shows us people dying around us and becoming sick? Why what's what's the purpose? So you see the cycle with your own I, somebody was born, I saw them get old, okay, and then they died. You may not have caught the entire human right from beginning to end, maybe a portion of it, they started to get born and then you saw them healthy and young, and maybe starting them to decline. Or maybe you saw them, you know, as young healthy people. And then you saw them afterwards declining and the becoming old and then dying. You saw that cycle. That's exactly
the Dounia that is impressing you and they were killing each other. For then Allah says, will feel authority and in the Hereafter, is severe punishment, and also forgiveness from Allah azza wa jal woman higher to dunya Illa Mata own horror.
And this worldly life is nothing but meta or horror or a provision that is deceptive.
Or see MATA is what you use. Like this bottle is meta, something that you take and you use to your benefit, right? Or, or is deceptive.
Meaning you take it and you think it's going to last, but it doesn't last.
You take it and you think that it will help you. But it doesn't help you rely on it, but it fails you. So as long as you relying really on the dunya it fails you and who is the one who's selling this deceptive, flawed merchandise to you is the shaytaan. So the Shaitaan in the Quran is called alohar or the deceiver.
So the shaitaan is the vendor he is selling you the dunya is saying, Hey, this is attractive, this is beautiful. Fame is everything that you need. If you just have money, you will be happy. If I only have this, I'll be happy.
If I only have this car, if I could only afford this house, if I can only pay by repay my debts if I could only be held. If I only have this I'll be happy. And guess what, like gives it to you and then what?
You find reasons to be unhappy. Right? Really will find reasons to be unhappy. So that your happiness is not in the things. I'm not denying the fact that when you don't have it affects you, poverty, sickness and whatever. But to think that your happiness is only lies in the dunya. That's the deception. And that's the deception of the shaytaan. So that's what our lie is warning. This whole Dunya is a provision but it is deceptive. It's inferior, and the one who's selling it is alohar Or who is a shaytaan so it's a deceptive merchandise being sold by a deceiver. And Allah as I've told you about it's reality. Whatever is impressing you from the dunya is gonna fall. Right
I'm just reminded of a hadith of the prophets obviously them I'm just inserting in there.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam had a camel, right had a camel and that camel was so fast that no other camel could outrun it
like the fastest camel for you. And then an hour I became a bedwin king with this camel, and he raised the camel of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and the RRBs camel one.
So defeated the camel of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. So the Sahaba were like taken aback because of it because you don't want write anyone's camel to outrun the camel of Your Beloved Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam you don't want his camel has to be the top camel all the time, right? That's a common feeling we can identify with it. So they were taken aback by it. They were saddened by it. So the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, How can Allah and I have to show you one minute Dunia? Illa Allah is as it says, must upon Allah meaning ALLAH made it a must upon him. It's like a fact. It's a sunnah, that nothing rises from this dunya except that Allah will put it down.
Whatever arises, you just wait for it, whatever arises, it must come down from the dunya not from the euro, but from the dunya. Right? So that's, that's the nature of it. So if anybody believes or you know, proud of his health, you say, wait a little bit. You're proud of your beauty. We say well, wait a little bit proud of your money, we'll say wait a little bit, because all of that will decline. It has to see relying on something that is deceiving you. That's why That's what Allah warns about. He says, You see how those plant grew and they died? Exactly this dunya so don't let anything of this dunya deceive you. So the last Hadith inshallah that we mentioned, because it says
this chapter, he said, so Allah Azza wa sallam moldy or salting Phil Jana hai Romina dunya or mafia, if you could remember this hadith, he says, a
land in gender, or a portion in gender equal to the size of a whip is better than this role than everything that is in it.
So a land in Ghana, right? Or a piece of land in general, that is equal to the length of a whip, meaning like think about one or two meters. A little whip, I would imagine would be one or two meters, something like that. So one or two meters in Jenna, the size or the length of a whip
is better than this entire world and what is in it?
Well Ahead, Watson feasability LAHIA raha hai, Romina dunya warm Fei he says and then going out in the morning or in the evening for sebelah for the cause of Allah is better than this rule that everything that is in it. And I want you to see how insignificant this world is that he said Somalia seldom the length of a whip in gender, not your entire house, just the length of a whip something like maybe as long as long as this table, if you get just that in Jannah that's better than this entire world and everything that it has in it.
See how small it is? And how big this world is? Now, why is this something the size of this table in Jannah better than this entire world? Why is that?
lasts, never ends, that one has to die.
The portion the house in general, or that small piece of land in Jannah will never deceive, you will always be there and will give you maximum happiness this world. The opposite. If it gives you it takes away from you, if it makes you happy is just as waiting to make you sad again. There's always with with whatever gain you have there is bitterness with it.
Not in gender. So, for instance, you know, is not having children and
yes or no. Does that NEMA come also with some bitterness or not?
having money isn't it nema? Does it not come with bitterness as well? With weight in this dunya and in the after also in Allah will ask you what did you do with it? Like if I had no money, I have no questions. I wouldn't have to give any answers. Allah will not ask me. But if you got money, you have questions and you have to come up with an answer. That's an added burden in addition to this dunya as well. So whatever the Dounia gives you is going to take something away from you. The akhira the opposite it
gives you without taking away anything. So he says if you get something as small as like that primely looks like we let's call it prime real estate. That's really primely real estate.
You know, how if someone tells you, there is this part in the city, where the schools are the best schools are the houses are the most beautiful houses, and the neighbors are so friendly. And it's green and lush and beautiful and safe. And you really should move there. You say? Well, how much he said, it's really expensive.
If you really want to move there, what do you do?
What do you do start doing, saving not exactly start saving money for it. Planning when you can move, planning when when you can actually can afford a down payment going there and scouting and seeing it's going to be this house of children going to be here and planning ahead for it. So the real prime real estate is not here. Because the best of houses here and the best of cities here are all going to be destroyed. The real and the best real estate is in Jenna. So if you know that and you want to secure a place over there, what do you do?
So just exactly the same thing? How save for it, plan for it? I do want to have a house in general, how do I Okay, maybe I'm not among the fortunate in this life who were rich and successful and famous. But I can be that there.
You haven't lost the sweat. I want to say you haven't lost anything. If people are competing for worldly things, I'm going to compete in the akhira. So I want to have a bigger house. I want to have you know a lot of property and a lot of land and a lot of this. And this is not not about intention, by the way. Because the price for all of this is what I'm going to stay away from how long I'm going to pray, I'll read the Quran. I'll invest I'll collect, so that I will have there and what is what is kind of the
sense of having everything here but nothing there.
Right, working for everything here but when you arrive there, Allah says what do you have, he said, I don't have anything. I spent it all in the dunya all of it is in the dunya nothing for the earth here.
If you really want that lad you have to compete and you have to get and you have to sacrifice and he says all I've heard was when FISA vilella are going out,
for the sake of Allah azza wa jal morning or in the afternoon, free sebelah it typically means
But it's not just limited to jihad. Anything that you
travel or you go out to do, for Allah sake and exclusively for Allah sake encounters such.
So like what for instance,
leaving your house to go and follow a Janessa a funeral until it is buried. FISA villa for Allah sake, going out and visiting a sick person, going out and reconciling between two people going out and helping someone going out even you know for Salah to Juma or for Salah, but this is being for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, each one of them if it is for the sake of Allah is better than all of this world.
So we have to appreciate it as an admin, you know, how if somebody tells you hey, you want $1,000 How happy that is gonna make you happy, that's gonna make everybody around you. But when someone or when you go to the masjid, how you don't appreciate that as an AMA. Or when you go out and you follow a Janessa you don't appreciate that as an AMA. You need to appreciate it and thank Allah for it that you've been given this opportunity, and it's better than this whole earth. Do you know of a single person who possess this entire earth and whatsoever in it? One one person who had ever done that? No.
So you will if you just do this today or tomorrow for Allah sake, you will be better than the richest person on earth today? Yes, no magazine will list your name.
And no one will praise you or do do a profile on you. But Allah knows it. Allah knows it. And you should be one who is happy that Allah knows what you've done. Not happy that people know what you've done.
So do it for Allah. So think about something that you can do that we actually like to do. Are you going out from your house he Sabine allow what is it that I can do? It could be seeking knowledge.
Okay, it could be as we said, funerals, sick person helping people whatever it is, but you leave your house and your intent is I want to do this
For the sake of Allah azza wa jal, and the more that you do this, the more that the akhira will increase in value and importance in your eyes because you're doing something for it and the less that you will look at the dunya with greed
and if you lose something from it, you will always say, Allah will compensate me in the next life and you will ask for it.
So I have a lot of Bill Alameen will continue Inshallah, of course, next week we even alive Allah allows us and give you inshallah an opportunity to ask questions but only questions and Shala related to what we've talked about.
If you have questions unrelated to the topic in sha Allah after the lesson in sha Allah one on one but if you have any questions related to what we talked about inshallah proceed otherwise in sha Allah yes
now I'm so it's Kitab Rica,
the softeners of the heart. So it's closer to the end of Saheb Bukhari right closer to the last chapters of say elbow Howdy, so if you look at it, and shall it's not difficult to find, not difficult that softeners of the heart.
Those are the only ones in sha Allah that we're covering.
You can get it on suna.com Definitely consider that comps I held will Hardy and they list all the chapters, you click on the softeners and you'll find them in Sharla.
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You can buy it
where you can find it. He said suna.com I mean there are a lot of places there are a lot of apps that has it you can also go to suna.com and they will have
several books of Hadith choose al Bukhari then choose Kitab recaulk and you'll be able in sha Allah to follow so we did the first chapter there in it or the first section and the second section.
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