Softeners of the Heart #11
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Chapter 18 from cavalry o'clock
and chapter 18 is verbal Raja ima I'll have this is the chapter where it's titled
hope with hear
hope with fear
meaning is indicating here. This is a rookery Rahim Allah the headings of these chapters belong to Al Bukhari so is indicating Rahim Allah balance between two or Raja mal have to have hope and fear
and the connection of this chapter to the previous one the previous one was about moderation and continuity of deeds, if you remember from last week moderation and continue with your deeds. So as if it were hurry Rahim Allah is saying that moderation and continuity of deeds do not happen unless you have hope and fear
that you will not be able to continue on your worship of Allah azza wa jal on hope alone
or fear alone. But you must have some sort of balance between the two. And we'll talk more about this insha Allah once we come to the Hadith
so in connection to the title and he says what Karla Sophia and meaning that this is the title of the chapter hope and fear and also Sofia and meaning if not, oh yeah Nina said. Murphy of Quran he is Tanisha do Allah Yemen there is no ayah in the Quran that is hardest on me then the following idea where Allah says less Tamala che in Hattar Takimoto Waratah will indeed our own Xena illegal Merapi come you're not upon a thing
until you uphold the Torah and the Injeel and what had been revealed to you from Europe. So Sofia, no, Nora Yuna is saying that for him from the entire Quran, the hardest idea on him is this idea.
And if no arena here does not begin the idea from the beginning, actually, because in the beginning, it says Alia halaal Kitabi, lustrum Allah che, it says, say, oh, people of the book, you're not upon a thing until you uphold that Allah and the Injeel. And what had been revealed to you from your rub.
So the idea from the beginning, when you read it, it's addressing whom God is talking to who?
Why is Sofia and of new Elena saying that HYAH is hard on me, though it is talking to Al Kitab.
Why is he saying it's hard?
Because is it only talking to them?
Or does it apply to us as well?
it applies to us as well. So when you find an ayah, in the Quran, where Allah azza wa jal is criticizing condemning the People of the Book, it's not simply that they have done it or are doing it, and we are free of the possibility of imitating them or being like them. Allah condemns that when they do it, and condemns it when we imitate them. And we do the same thing, right? So though this idea is talking about the People of the Book, when you read it in the Quran, and you read similar areas, you have to heed the warning of Allah that yes, they are condemned, but we are also condemn audible. If we do the same thing. So it applies to us as well. Right? So don't think oh,
this is just for them. And it's not us. No, they were at one point in time, the Muslims, you follow me? And that is incredibly scary. That is, earlier hood, the Jews at one point they were the people of Islam, say on the face of this way, they will say who are the Muslims, you would point to them?
And at one point, and nassarawa they were the people of Islam, you will say well, who are the Muslims, you point to them, what happened to them?
And so when you look at us today, in some ways, we have also followed their pattern, where we may think
Al Hamdulillah, this this
Judas preserved from error. But we may think that we as people are the Muslims, though in fact, in some ways we have arrived, and we look like them.
Right? We actually in some ways we look like them.
And so that is the terrifying part that in some ways, we when we deviate, we begin to look like the Jews and the Christians.
So in some ways, we do resemble that and that is not the time to address this. Now, when Allah azza wa jal here says, You're not upon a thing. There. What does that mean? It means that all people have the book and us included. Your religion, what you consider to be your religion and way of life is nothing less to Allah Sheikh is not considered a thing in the Name of Allah, in the sight of Allah azza wa jal, you see that when you fight with someone, or when you fight and own, you want to insult someone, and you tell him you're nothing.
Right? Or what you believe is nothing. You belittle it, and here, Allah is belittling their way of life and belittling their religion. It says, what you think is religion of yours is nothing in the sight of Allah, unless you do what? You follow the Torah, the injeel. And what had been revealed, revealed to you from Allah as origin. So, a couple of things here before we leave this area.
So do we want like, does that mean that if the Jews and Christians follow the Torah and NGL, then they're upon the truth?
Is that sufficient for them? No, because what does it say in the eye? Until you follow what?
in G? And what has been revealed to you from Allah oz?
So what is the third one?
The Quran, so it's not enough. So is it sufficient today? For the people of the book to say we'll just follow our Torah?
No, we'll just follow our in G. Know, they have to follow what had been revealed from Allah azza wa jal, which is the Quran.
Now, even if we're to say, for argument's sake, that they are to follow the Quran, Torah, and in G, we tell them that if you were to follow the original Torah, what is that going to lead you
to Islam? If you're to follow the original in G, gospel? Where is that going to lead you?
to Islam? The third thing, even for argument's sake, just for argument's sake,
which tell them even if you follow the Torah that is in your hands now.
And even if you were to follow the Injeel, that is in your hands right now, you would be better than you are today.
Do the people of the book, follow the Torah?
No, actually, do the People of the Book follow the engine? Know, if they were to follow it, they would be better much better than what they are today and they would be closer to us. So we can have a conversation about what is right and what is wrong, what Allah loves and what Allah hates to we tell them, if you don't want to follow us, at least follow what you have in your hands. And you'd come closer to us and then we can have a conversation about all of it.
And in this ayah also, Allahu Allah,
we can maybe point to a religion that Allah has revealed, and a religion that we have fashioned for ourselves,
a religion that you find in the Quran and Sunnah exactly as Allah has revealed it. And a religion of ours that is cut and paste
a religion of convenience, where you come to Islam, and you cut a little bit of it and you say, I like this. And then you cut a little bit and you say, I don't like this. And you say this I like so much I'll emphasize it is in fact, I'll exaggerate it. And this I don't like so I'll ignore it. So that thing that some of us I'm not going to generalize and say and be pessimistic and say most of us, but some of us that Islam that you call Islam, is it the Islam of the Quran and Sunnah. Now, what is it Islam have cut and paste is still
it is basically Islam. You know, when I'm not saying non Muslims, no, but I'm saying that in a lot of its details, it's cut and paste. So Allah is saying that this thing that you follow, and that you are calling Islam is not a thing.
Until you surrender to Allah azza wa jal.
You follow what I'm saying? If you're actually to understand this, you would have an
To stand a lot of understood a lot of good
so there will be Muslim countries
and they say we follow Islam. If you are actually to compare what they follow to the Quran and Sunnah you will find that what they are following is cut and paste.
Scotland feast is not the Islam of Allah as the Jeunesse prophets, because you read the Quran and you see Well look, you're not following it here. You read the sin and you see you're not following see the contradictions clear.
So we have to surrender to Allah azza wa jal a surrender to the Sunnah of His Prophet sallallahu ala you it was.
So it's actually a very beautiful area and Sophia and Rahim Allah is very insightful.
Now that single Hadith under this chapter,
is the prophets of Allah, Allah He was in them says in Allah Halacha, Rama, Yama, Halacha, Hamid Rama, Allah He created when he created mercy He created it of 100 parts, so he withheld with him 99 parts of Rama were Salafi healthy, equally him chromatin Wahida and he is sent to his creation all of them, one single Rama. Then he says, if that careful with to know all the Rama that Allah azza wa jal has, he would never despair of Jannah and if the believer would to know all the punishment that Allah has, he'll never feel feel safe from hellfire.
That is hope and fear.
And that is the balance. So he said Salallahu Salam that when Allah created the Rama, now, there are two types of Rama, Rama that is
the Sefa the attributes of Allah azza wa jal that has no limit.
It's uncreated. Alright, so when we say infinite mean that it doesn't end, that is his attribute, when he forgives, and sins His mercy and accepts repentance and you know, does not punish the aggressor and he delays them. And he gives them warning after warning all this is rama of Allah Zota. This is uncreated Rama. There is Rama that he created.
And so he kept 99.
And this hadith
is complemented by other narrations of added insha Allah so that you will have a fuller picture. So Allah created 100, he kept 99 with him, he sent one to this earth.
And it is that but by that Rama, that all of humanity and the jinn and animals operate, from the time of Adam, to
the Day of Judgment, meaning that every mother that you see, merciful worth her child, her Rama is part of that Rama. And every parent you see, agonizing over their child or loved ones. The Rama is part of that Rama, and he said salatu salam, even though the animal that lifts its hoof, so it doesn't crush. It's young. That's part of that Rama. So all the Rama that you see among all the animals, and all the Rama of all the mothers that have ever existed, and will exist, and every single Rama that you have felt and your loved ones have felt for you. And every human being had felt all of that is part of that single Rama
Then he said Salatu was Salam In another Hadith,
that on the Day of Judgment, Allah azza wa jal will take that single Rama that he has sent to Earth will add it to the 99. And the people will find those 100 Rama available on the Day of Judgment.
Do you imagine the extent
of mercy that will be available? Because you may think that you're merciful? Right? And sometimes in our heads, we think that we are more merciful than Allah azza wa jal, because we say, How come and why would Allah do this?
I have more mercy, that I would allow that sometimes make people may think, why would Allah punish or send evil or allow that crime to happen or right? These thoughts could creep into your mind, thinking that you could possibly be more merciful
in your design, than the Most Merciful? Then the prophets Allah Allah
LM is telling you that your Rama is worth a fraction, a very small fraction, that if you add all of the Rama that all humans have ever felt, and animals and gin, it will be that one single Rama and still there is 99 more a waiting people on the Day of Judgment. What is this greater than him on the day of judgment? It is Jana
so that it's clear in your head, it is Jana. It is the shade that protects you from the heat. It is the co author that you drink from, after which you never be thirsty. It is people forgiving each other on the day of judgment so that they don't get punished. All that is that hundreds Rama that is awaiting people on that day. So as a person, knowing that the extent of Rama available on the Day of Judgment is 100 times more than anything that you could have seen.
Do you can you ever despair of Allah's mercy?
Because some people may say and this is a good treatment for those who are close to desperation.
is Allah azza wa jal more merciful or the your mother?
Is Allah as them even more merciful with you? Or your own mother?
Eliza because your mother's mercy doesn't compare to Allah's mercy. So a person who is about to die must remember, Allah's mercy and must have hope.
That's where hope comes from. So he said salatu salam that if the calf
who worships of the Rulan Allah or with Allah azza wa jal commits a lot of crimes if he were to know the full extent of Allah's mercy, he would never despair of agenda,
despite all the crimes that he has done, and see if Allah can forgive so much, and he has so much in Jannah, even I as a Cafayate
have a chance.
Right? Even I have a chance
to say at the extent and this is not a hadith that when a bliss sees so much of Allah's mercy, he hopes for it as well. Even though he knows where he's going.
He even hopes for mercy and for Jana himself. That's the extent kind of the flood that we will see of Allah's Mercy on that day, but at the same time you balance it with what that if they're believable to know how much of Panama's punishment is we're waiting for with Allah azza wa jal, he would never feel secure of Allah's punishment. That if you were to see hellfire and the punishment that is in it, and that extent of Allah's Anger on that day, a believer with all the good things that he and she has done will never feel that they are safe.
Because you need that balance.
If you are simply afraid what happens? And you're not hopeful, simply afraid what happens? You'll give up.
I'm never gonna go to Jana. How can I go to Jana? You have no hope. If you're only hopeful, but never afraid what happens?
Lazy because why should I do anything? I'm already going to go to Jannah and that is the typical attitude of humanity. Right? When you hear it from the non Muslims, everybody's going to heaven. So everybody's going to heaven. And even for some Muslim, everybody's going to heaven. Okay, if that's the case, who's going to hellfire.
And you when you actually inspect the attitude inside each one of us each one deep inside thinks that they're going where?
You don't really, really, really believe. I mean, the possibility is always there, but you don't really really believe that you could end up in Jannah.
So if the question logical question is if everybody believes that they're going to Janos going to hellfire.
So some of these beliefs are wrong, right?
And we're deluding ourselves.
Right? We're kidding ourselves. That's why you need to have a balance. So which one should I have fear more or hope more? Some say a balance of each equal. Some say depends on your state. If you find yourself lazy, sinful, you should resort to fear
if you find yourself more desperate
and losing hope you should refer to or Raja
and also see what motivates you more.
And that is part of wisdom, understanding yourself and understanding what energizes you. For some people, it is fear. The more that you hear about hellfire, the more that they will do good things. For other people. It is Jana, the more that they hear about Jana, the more that they will do better things. And for some people it is what's left. We said hope we said Fear. There's one left
that Rajat we said Rajat and hope there is 1/3. We didn't mention it actually. But there is 1/3 that is more important than these two.
loving Allah assisted
living Allah. There's a third category of people who are more motivated by loving Allah azza wa jal.
And in fact, loving Allah is the basis of hope and fear.
Does that make sense to you?
Loving Allah is the basis of hope and fear. Because it's because you love Allah azza wa jal that you want to be close to him in Jannah and you believe in His promises.
And it's because you love Allah azza wa jal that you want don't want to be further away from him. And you believe in His promise that those who sin will go to hellfire.
Loving Allah as ODL should be the basis of all a bad
and then hope and fear compliment.
Right hope and fear compliment and in fact, there is going to come a time.
When the fear of Allah azza wa jal
to exist, you will, you will still have a Shia, all the Majesty of Allah xuejun will inspire this all and you know, respect but fear will come to end. But the muhabba the love of Allah as though to never ends.
When will fear and
when we enter what,
Jana, when you enter Jannah because you fear Allah azza wa jal because of your sins.
Then when Allah tells you you are forgiven, Lahore for not equal polyoma will learn to there is no fear for you today, or sadness. So when Allah tells you that you are forgiven, there is no fear anymore. in Jannah, you're not gonna go to hellfire, you're not going to be punished. You still have this respect for the Majesty of Allah azza wa jal. But what continues in Jana is the love of Allah.
And so the love of Allah, Allah is the basis of that relationship. And ultimately, right, as we said, as each person is his own doctor, if fear motivates you more, you need more of it. If hope motivates you more, you need more of it. And if love motivates you the most, then you need more of it. But they say that, so that you'd understand the kind of the place of each one of those three, and some of the scholars have said,
Love is the body of a bird.
And fear and hope are its wings.
It doesn't fly without wings, but it does not exist without a body. So you need the love of Allah, and the fear of Allah and the hope of Allah's which will lower
the following chapter is Babu a subsidy and mahadi Milla this chapter 19 Bibles subsidy and mahadi Mila This is patience when it comes to the prohibitions of Allah patience to stay away from the prohibitions of Allah azza wa jal where Allah says that's part of that chapter in the Maya sabe Runa Jura homebuilt ADA hisab Indeed, Allah fulfills the reward of the patient without counting
without counting. So
Allah azza wa jal when he says,
and the prophets Allah Allah wa salam, when he says that the Hassan is multiplied, how many times when you do something is multiplied to what
10 times then
until 700, and then even beyond, this
is counting 110 700 But those who are patient are rewarded without count
So the reward exceeds that formula is not 10 is not one equal to 10, or one equal to 700. It's without count. And that's why we also say that the reward of fasting because it is patience, the reward of fasting is immense when you meet Allah azza wa jal, because Allah azza wa jal caves it in abundance Illa sofa in the holy yoga Zb is said, except fasting it is for me and I were awarded meaning rewarded without counting, but in abundance and that indicates that it is Allah.
So, when your patient Allah rewards you
immensely and we will see why shortly. And it says wahala Omar Wadjet Naira a Shinobi sub and Omar Radi Allahu Anhu said, we have found our best living through patience. And that requires some explanation Oh model the Allahu Anhu. He said that the best living we have. We found it to be achieved through patience. That's one interpretation of it. We got it through patience. What does that mean? It means that if you want to enjoy the beauty of Salah
when you first start praying, do you find that sweetness of Salah?
No, it's difficult, right? When do you enjoy it?
After months, or maybe years of trying and struggling, then you will find the beauty of Salah the sweetness of Salah
but you will not be able to reach that stage until you are patient with Salah
if you want to find the beauty of reading the Quran the first day that you start is it easy?
No, there are 1000 things that will come to pull you away 1000 Other things that have their own sweetness, it is sweeter to be on my phone sweeter to talk to my friends sweeter to be having fun outside sweeter you know to be whatever.
But if you're patient
and you cross onto the bridge of patience into the reading of the Quran, then after some time you will find the sweetness of the Quran. So you will not find the sweetness of Eman unless you employ patience
with me. And you will not find the sweetness of staying away from the Haram until you are patient with staying away from it. So in the beginning, there is haram
is haram money, sweet or not?
In the beginning, sweet just to get money. And you can do whatever you want with it. Does this not make you happy?
Yes, makes you happy. And you can go out and you can shop and you feel better and you feel richer. And you think I can get more of it. And now I feel confident and I feel that there is no misery on this earth. And isn't that sweet? That's sweet. But
that sweetness doesn't last. It's a curse that you're bringing into your own life.
When will you find the sweetness of staying away from the Haram
until you struggle with the bitterness of staying away from it. You say no to the haram. And if I find others getting richer, and you're the same, find others bragging about the things that they bought, and you're still the same and you deal with that bitterness. And then after some time, he find the sweetness of staying away from the haram. So Omar is saying that the best living the best Eman that we got, we got it on the shoulders of patients, we would not be able to reach it without patients.
That that tranquillity of faith.
Those who memorize the Quran, they just memorize it like this. No, those who donate and give for the sake of Allah azza wa jal and they tell you that I feel happy when they give. Was it easy for them to give in the beginning? Or did they have to struggle? They have to struggle. So the sweetness of EMA and the sweetness of Islam, the practice that you love will not happen until you practice patience, unless you stomach the bitterness in the beginning.
Just like any worldly things, by the way, he is say if someone is famous, not that fame and itself is desirable. In fact, it is not. But someone who's famous today, they'll tell you about their struggle
and how were they able to achieve fame by being what?
They fail and they fail and they fail. And they eventually find a way to become famous, or find a way to become rich. So they could not achieve what they have achieved without being persistent and patient. So anything beautiful in life, you need
to be patient with it. Especially Iman. So this is one meaning of what he said, What are the Allahu Anhu? What didn't the higher I Sheena the sub, another meaning of it
is that while we are patient, we can feel the sweetness of patients.
While I'm patient, you could feel and taste the sweetness of patience. Meaning that let's suppose you're struggling with something and you decide to stick with whatever Allah wanted.
And you say at Hamdulillah that I did this, though it is difficult. Allah fills your heart with satisfaction, fills your heart with serenity, that I did the right thing.
I don't have a conscience that is bothering me. I don't feel guilty. I feel completely satisfied. I did the right thing. And you just fill our feel this tranquility, this peace, this trauma Nina and Sakina wash over you
because of patience.
And so those who practice it.
As you know, Hamilton, no humble, you know, famously have said, he says an afro, who either Mucuna in the shade. He says I'm happy when I don't have anything.
No money. I'm happy when I have nothing. Because he understands that haimo Allah that when he is patient with that the counter of good deeds is running. And he finds whatever he's missing with Allah azza wa jal, and it saves him from the fitna of the dunya. So though he has nothing, and his children are coming and asking him Hey, father, because he had children like you are right. And humbly children like you, and they would say, Oh, Father, do you have this? And he says, I don't have
can you give us mica this, he says, I don't have anything to give to you. But yet he says, I'm happy when I have nothing. Why? Because he knows that Allah will give him
in the air here, and we'll reward him for his patience. So you feel that
peace of mind.
More so than when you are given in abundance more than when you have money? Because when you have money, there's anxiety of will I do the right thing or the wrong thing with it? Right? Do you understand those two meaning of the word, theorize universal, okay? So either patience leads to it, or while you're patient at the same time, you find peace of mind and you find that closer to Allah azza wa jal.
there are two Hadith here in under this chapter. One of them is that a group of the unsought or they said Sal rasool Allah, He salatu salam, so some of the unsought as the Prophet salallahu salam for money, he had money. Right. So lot he said, I'm not his own money, he receives it, and then he's supposed to distribute it Salallahu Salam, so they came to distribute.
So they asked and the Prophet SAW Selim gave, and each one who asked the prophets, Allah alayhi salam gave him until he exhausted everything that he had nothing he had left. Even for him his own self Somalia's enemy, it had left nothing for call Allah whom Hina nipa Colucci after he had spent everything in his hands. He said to them, may or couldn't Endymion higher income, he says, Whatever good I have, whatever money I have, I will not keep it away from you. Meaning if I have something, you will know about it and you will get it. We're in a hole. Now here is the real teaching. We're in the homemade yester. If you're a formula, and the one who seeks chastity, Allah will make him
chaste. And the one whom seeks patience, Allah will make him patient and the one who seeks to be satisfied and content with what he has Allah who will make him satisfied and content with what he has, and you will not be given a gift better and more vast than patients.
So here, understand what the prophets of Allah Sydenham was doing. The Prophet salallahu Salam, if he had his own money and somebody came to ask, he would take it and give it to them. And he would spend his night hungry. He would not leave anything behind. So he had money that unsolved
Some of the unsalted came Oh prophet of Allah, I need this I have a debt I have this I have that. He says take and take and take and take and he kept giving all of them until there was nothing left.
And then he told them to reassure them. He says, If I have a single deal hum or dinar, you will know about it and I will give it to you. I will not keep anything behind. But here are the prophets of Allah, Allah He was in the monitor, teach them and us something better and higher.
The one who seeks FF FF is to stay away from sin, and any ugliness. We can call a chastity, understand the word chastity, to stay away from haram, and also anything that is unbefitting anything that is ugly, he says, If you seek chastity, if you seek FF, Allah who will make you chaste Allah who will lead you there.
This is an answer to those among us who say, Haram is way too overwhelming.
You will make
Haram is everywhere.
And I am weak and all of us are weak. I can't stay away from it.
I'm simply helpless.
And I'm almost hopeless. I'm going to give up.
We tell him that Rasul Allah is Allah, Allah Azza wa salam. He said, If you seek chastity, Allah will make you chaste.
On your own, you won't be able to do it. Sorry. Are you on your own powerful,
Do you know what to do? Really not. But if you surrender to Allah azza wa jal and you say Ya Allah, I want to be chaste guide me and you put an effort. It's not just simply ask, but you put an effort and you keep asking, and requesting and struggling. Allah will lead you there and will make you chaste and whatever you are seeking of halal, Allah will give it to you so that you no need to go to the Haram
Not having to ask people, that's where the prophets Allah Salam is teaching them. That is if you seek a position, a mentality, a state of being where you don't have to ask people, you don't need that much money, you can be content. If you struggle, and you ask Allah for it, Allah will give that to you.
so that's the one
is this woman yet or somebody who's beautiful law and the one who seeks patience? Allah will give him patience.
Yet the sub bar and he struggles with it that we say to you and I will say you know what, I'm impatient.
I don't have patience with Allah's obedience.
I can pray I can pray on time I can pray fajr
I can give Zika I
can do the obligations or with haram, you say I'm okay with the obligations but that can stay from haram. Well, I can say from Allah, but not this not this and not that I can't I'm too weak.
Or I'm okay with the obligations of liquor with the prohibitions. But if something bad happens to me, I lose my mind. If I lose my job, I lose my mind. If my kid dies, I lose my mind. If I get divorced, I will lose my mind. If something bad happens to me, I'll die. I don't have patience, is say if you seek it,
what will happen?
Allah will give it to you.
But seek it How? How do you seek patience? What do you do first?
ask Allah for it. Second, you strive to be patient now, with everything that is around you. And you struggle, and you keep struggling. And if you fail, you come back and you struggle again and you keep struggling until Allah gives it to you. So you can be patient.
Right? And you can be a better Muslim and a better human being. And you never surrender to or I was created this way. Or this is my temperament or this is my law, or this is my limit. How do you know your limit if you don't try to push and expand and challenge yourself? So know if you want to be patient, you can be patient. And as we said, patience is of three types. There is patience with Allah's obedience. Right? And that is the best type of patience. So when Allah says pray, you pray and praying is difficult. Fast, you fast and fasting is the
difficult gives the guy you give it and you don't want to give it, but you give it and you're patient with that. go to Hajj and Umrah. You do that, though it is difficult, but you do it. That's patients with obedience. And you have Opie patients with sin, Marcia, staying away from it, that is necessary. And that's an obligation. And the third one is patience with the decrees that Allah sends your ways, you lose a loved one, you lose your job, you don't succeed, you fail, you break your arm, something happens, you lose something that you love. You be patient with that. So 123 in those totality, that's the complete patients that complete package. And we need all of that. And Allah
says, if you want to be patient,
Allah can give it to you.
But you need to ask and you need to struggle, right?
Well, my yesterday, you're gonna Hilah and the one who seeks to be satisfied and self sufficient, and satisfied with what he had. Allah gives that to him yesterday, meaning that I don't need this. And I don't need that.
I'm happy with what I have.
And we are today we're not content. So Is that true, we really are not content today, I always want the next thing. And that is what the making of
society around us, and the businesses around us who want you to be perpetually in consumption, because it benefits them. So they want you to keep buying, right. And to keep buying, they have to convince you that you need and that what you have is insufficient. And we believe that lie because they're really good at it. And because also as human beings, we have that nature, we're always greedy. We want to keep getting things, the better and the brighter, and the newer,
but if you teach yourself to be yesterday, meaning that I will not ask people for their money.
Whatever Allah has given me is enough.
I will not go to the haram. The Halal is enough. I will not look inwardly matters to people who are above me.
Whatever Allah had given me, is a blessing. Because if you look to those who are above you what happens?
You will belittle the name of Allah as the origin that he had given to you. And anything, you think you're healthy, you look at somebody else who is even more healthier than is healthier than you. Then you look back at yourself and you say what kind of body do I have? What kind of health do I have, I'm sick, I'm this and that
applies to everything in life. So if you seek to be content, and you don't ask people and you're content with the halal Allah will make you content and Allah will make you rich in two ways.
Either he gives you
or he makes you content on the inside, meaning either he makes you rich on the outside, or rich on the inside.
He makes you see all the netmeds that you have.
And he makes you see the name of Islam. And that satisfies you. So you don't need to be as rich as or have a house as big as you don't need that. The only thing that you will need you see if Allah is happy with me, that is enough for me.
And you can reach that level. But you need to do what?
struggle to reach it. You don't have it. No, we don't have it now. But do you need to struggle with me? Yes. Doesn't he keep doing it? And struggling and asking Allah for it until we reach a stage where it doesn't matter who has what and who doesn't have what you're happy with? Allah has voted and what are you happy with your lot in life? Allah chose this for me.
Right? He chose this for me. He chose this body for me.
Are you gonna argue with Allah?
He made me this tall. He made me this thin or fat. He made me this white or dark. He made me this gender. He made me this rich or poor. Despite my effort, he'd made me this smart or not. So
are you going to argue with Allah Zoda
but rather accept it and be content with it. And what happens is that when you're content with Allah's gifts, they blossom.
Right? They really blossom, because you thank Allah so that what you think is little that Allah had given to you. It begins to have Baraka in it.
So your knowledge has baraka and your money has Baraka
and your time has Baraka right? And your relationships will have Baraka. So rather see, just consider if someone is married applies actually both to men and woman, if someone is married or woman is married, as I said, applies to both.
And he looks around at other woman, and he sees more beautiful woman than his wife. When he comes back home, what happens?
Even if he says nothing, what happens? That comparison is always in his mind, you are not as beautiful as so the love that he has for his wife decreases. Well, there'll be Baraka in that relationship. He feels what I'm shortchanged, I should have married her, she's more beautiful. She's funny, she's rich, what are you. So that destroys that relationship. Whereas if he had kept his eyes on the halal when he sees his wife, he'll see the good qualities that are in her. And the good qualities that are there, the potential that could grow out of this. So that relationship blossoms, there's hope for it, there's future for it. But if you look at the Haram, you come back to that
relationship of yours and you curse the day that you married her and she or she curses the day that she married you, and that relationship ends in disaster. So that's just an example. So if you learn to be content to be satisfied, to be rich on the inside with Allah Xherdan then Allah will make you rich, when my yesterday me, you're going to Hilda and then he sets a law to sell them, you're not going to be given something a gift better and more vast than patients.
So this tells you that in your do ask Allah for patients, because he sets a lot he was hitting them there is no better gift.
Because you need it for everything. And you need it every single minute of the day.
It covers everything. And you will see in the next Hadith how also, you need it for your entire existence. There is not going to be a time what do you say, I don't need patience anymore.
You need patience to stay away from the Haram it's everywhere you need patient to worship Allah as though that's happening all the time. You need patience with the whispers of the shaytaan. To defeat him. You need wish.
patience with that temptations of the dunya you need patience with Shubho had doubts in religious doubts Subhanallah you need it for everything. So he says if you have it, it is the bed that covers all of your a bladder and all of your life. You need that foundation, that is patients. And the next Hadith explains it a little bit more.
He said that can be you you suddenly had to trim out and defeat the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to pray until his feet would swell. We thought we mentioned this hadith before. And you've heard it before. He would pray at night. So many long hours until his feet would do what?
Swell. So I want you to imagine how long it would take for you. If you're distend at night, day or night after night, so that your feet actual feet would start to swell and they look bigger. You can someone could look at your feet and say Your feet are bigger. Okay, there's like blood in them.
So when I show the Allahu Ana okay, we'll call Lulu who, when he would be asked in Hebrew prophets of Allah, what are you doing so much? He says after the Hakuna Abdon Shakira, shouldn't I be a thankful slave of Allah zodion Should I not thank Allah.
Now I asked you, this is gratitude. This is thankfulness. But with all of this, is it easy to stand those long hours each night?
No, you in fact cannot be paid. Grateful. Unless you're patient.
You cannot be grateful until you are patient as well. Because when you want thank you thank Allah azza wa jal, that thankfulness that a bird that is thankfulness requires also to you for you to stay in one place to worship Allah to stay away from the temptations of the dunya to stay focused. You cannot thank Allah unless you are patient.
And so, sometimes we categorize and we say, we You need patience with when
a disaster happens.
Or with the US
Then or a temptation by Leah, or with Marcia, you need patience that but with a good thing happened you need only gratitude or sugar.
That classification is incomplete because even when you get something beautiful in your life you still need to be patient.
So I'm going to tell you and I ask you suppose for instance, let's say you get a new car,
how to be grateful for Allah xojo Giving you that new car
thank him so how do you thank Allah for that new car?
so using it in ways that Allah loves right, using it in ways that Allah loves so that's one way how else do you think Allah for it?
By dua Okay, all let's adjust it and say thanking him verbally. You're close. So thanking him verbally for it. Alhamdulillah for this Alhamdulillah for this Yeah, Allah preserve this nema. Yeah, Allah allow me to be thankful. So you're right, Allah allow me to be thankful. So verbally, thanking Allah for it, physically doing what Allah loves with it. There's one more thing.
Exactly. And not using it in ways that disobey Allah.
Not using it in ways that displays him. This is how you're thankful. Can you do these things with our patients? No. Because when you get that new car, especially if it's expensive, but simply that it's new, when you get into this new car, and you parked beside or stopped beside someone whose car is 10 years old, or 15 years old, and it's looks rusty and old and whatever, what do you feel compared to him?
So you need to fight that. That's kibble that's arrogance. So you need patients to stop that.
Or, because it is it is so fast, you can harass people, you can cut them off, you can swerve from one lane to the other. You could misbehave why? Because that car allows you to whereas before you were constrained by that old vehicle of yours, but now you can race. But if you do that, you're endangering and you're harming and disturbing other people on the road, which is by itself worth haram. You don't think of this right? But in itself is haram to Don't you need patience to stay away from that. So every single name that Allah gives to you, you need patience with it and gratitude.
So you cannot escape patience. So there is no level where you would say Hollis I'm done with patience and I'm also going to only going to be grateful No, that's the foundation and upon that foundation then you will add patience when you receive something that you really love. But you always constantly need to be patient with the things that are around you.
Otherwise, the dunya will steal you otherwise those net images will corrupt you that's what they do.
So inshallah listless pause here in sha Allah, I think I'll actually stop here and see if you have questions or if you need to add in sha Allah, anything to complement what had been said that would be good inshallah Missy.
It wasn't in
sight, especially as a witness.
Now, so BarakAllahu li the brother was saying and correct me. If I need to add something. I'm just going to restate your question. He's saying that as we grew up as Muslims, especially if you're born Muslim, a badda and Salah becomes like a ritual.
But Allah azza wa jal says was to a novice Sabri was salah, seek the assistance of sub Salah. So, if you want to do something, seek the assistance of patience and Salah. So it says how can we tell others especially the young that if they want to do something, that they would should seek both of these things? And it is true that Allah azza wa jal says that when you want to do something, you always need somebody to assist you. And of course, we say that the real assistant is Allah azza wa jal, but there are tools that Allah had put for us to be able to achieve anything. So we say that if you need to achieve or do this, consult this manual or consult that blue book or consult and then it
will be able to help you and guide you and tell you what
To do so if you want to achieve anything in life, but specifically now, something that Allah loves something that is religious, to stay away from the Haram, you need to employ those two things, our sub and our salah,
our sub, we talked about it employee patience, everything that we've said that as you say to yourself, I'm here at this, at this minute, I'm here, I need to be there 50 steps from where I'm at, I will not be able to reach it all of a sudden, I need to be patient and with patience, I'll develop the stamina, the strength, the guidance, the willpower to be able to stay away from the haram to be able to do that a bad as should be, but I need to
struggle and to stick with it. And you can only do this if you believe that the end result is valuable. So you go to university, those who graduate why do they graduate? Other than the nagging of your parents, you need to graduate you need to study but other than the nagging. Why do you graduate because he have a plan. And he see the value. Because if I don't graduate, I don't have a degree and if I don't have a degree, what happens? No job and if I have no job then my life is done is ruined. So in Islam, if you want to achieve something, see the value that is in it, ask about its value as a parent, explain to your child the value of what they're doing. You want to reach Jana,
this will take you to it. So you need to strive, and you need to get it and keep trying until you get it so this is patience. So seek patience. And if you do Allah will lead you to that destination as we said, and but with that, a Salah
because this Salah is your daily connection with Allah xojo If you forget,
it reminds you if you stray, it brings you back. If you need assistance if you're yourself if you're alone, it immediately reconnects you to Allah azza wa jal It grounds you.
If you're anxious, right, if you're depressed, and you know how to pray, you know how to calm yourself down when you're in Salah. You know how to talk to Allah azza wa jal you know how to unload your anxiety and depression and you give that to Allah azza wa jal so every single salah is a boost
but no one understands this until the understand seek the assistance of Salah meaning that here I'm beginning a bad
and they want something out of it.
So what do you want out of your Salah?
So there is an attitude that says I just want to finish it. So hey, obligation finish done fine.
But there's another who says I will pray and I want something out of it.
So what is it that you want out of your Salah? So sometimes when you go through some trouble in life,
and you said I need to make dua to Allah azza wa jal and somebody reminds you, the best time to make dua is in Salah are the best times and Institute. So you enter the Salah with what I want to make, do I in it, and I want us to Allah for this and not that. And by the end of the Salah, I want Allah to accept my dua. That's the Salah with
a purpose. Right? There's a purpose, or you feel down.
And because you're feeling down, you're thinking, What can I do?
Me there's no one to talk to, or maybe you text your friends and no one is available and try and maybe I do I watch this or do I listen to that? Or do I go and some of these things are not 100% Right? What do I do, and if someone reminds you at that moment, it's time for Salah or even if not, you can pray to work as and put all of your emotions in it
and ask Allah for everything that you want to end it. Just just immerse yourself in that salah. Right? Then you will get something back out of it.
And similarly you want to stay away from haram. And you see Allah I'm too weak. I can't, right? I'm too weak I can't.
But if you help me I can
see you stop the chain that leads to haram. Right because lead Haram has a chain to it right? There's a particular place that triggers it. There's a particular thought that triggers that there is a particular person that triggers it.
So if you stop that chain that trigger your move away from it, and you engage in Salah and from that you
mentality your your emotions have changed and Allah can give you and will give you when you are sincere will give us that relief
that protection so that is Salah with a purpose that's what you asked about
I know we're close close to a shy no but just one last question if there's anything else
there's nothing here
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