Softeners of the Heart #14
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This is Chapter number 24 from Kitab Rikako the chapter on the softness of the heart from say hello Buhari and we've reached the chapter that is titled Babu l Sophie mean Allah, the fear of Allah azza wa jal having fear of Allah and the virtue of that right. And there is a single Hadith there let me check there's a single Hadith to narrations of it but stuck in about the same thing.
And in it the messenger Salatu was Salam says cannot modular amendment cannot Oblak whom you see all vulnerable Amelie there was a man
who lived before you.
Okay, now you see alumna be Amelie. He didn't think much of what he had done in his life. Meaning he did not live a righteous life he did not believe that his deeds were righteous deeds. So he said to his family when I die either and I moved to for Houdini they take me for the Rooney feel badly for Yeoman sipes Scarrow me on the sea on the shore on a summer day.
For that, I know they did that. Then Allah azza wa jal resurrected him and you will see in the next narration, this will become clear of why. And then what they did. Allah resurrected him collected him back. And he said, What is the reason that you did what you did? He said, out of your fear. So ALLAH forgive him.
So the other narration, tell us a little bit more details.
So he says a lot he was ylim that Corrado and Freeman kanessa Abdullah kami says there was a man who lived before you and Allah azza wa jal gave him money and children.
So when he was about to die on his deathbed, he collected his children and he says, what type of father? Was it you? They said the best father?
He says for him, no, now he either he's talking about himself in the third person or the narrator is describing him he said, so he did not store any good with Allah azza wa jal in he didn't do any good in his life, to find with Allah azza wa jal when he dies, and if he phases Allah, Allah will punish him.
So he says fondo is so see that when I die, you burn me you burn my body.
And when I'm charred,
until I'm what like Ash and powder. And then take me and scatter me
in the wind, so that the wind will take disperse me and scatter me everywhere. Furthermore, Thea Hamada Lika will be and he took his oath, their oath from them, by water be by Allah, you will do this? They say yes. So they did that. And Allah azza wa jal told him or said to him be afterwards Be and he was, he was resurrected.
For either origin ca M, and there you have a standing man, after being what? Ash scattered everywhere.
So Allah asked him, Oh My servant, what prompted you to do this? What propelled you to do all of that? He said, Your fear.
So Allah azza wa jal had a firmer, firmer Tila for who that Allah azza wa jal forgave him immediately. When as soon as that happened, Allah forgave him.
So this man if we want to pull both of these narrations together, and also other generations, he belonged to Vanessa.
And it said to her, They funneled the Allahu Anhu said about him, Canada, Bastion will cover he was a grave robber.
Then how did he make his money?
Allah gave him money, right? So how did he make his money robbing graves. So people be buried, and then after they get buried, he goes and then he digs them up and then he takes whatever they are buried with goes and sells it and what happened? He made his money that way. So that is money was not clean money, right? It wasn't clean money.
But he had children. So it says here Allah as will give him money and children. Now when he was about to face Allah as though did what did he has his children? He said, I didn't do a lot of good in my life. Okay, should I keep this further back?
I didn't do a lot of good in my life. And I'm afraid that if I were to meet Allah azza wa jal, what is going to happen to me I will be punished.
So what did he ask his child?
burn my body.
Burn my body. Because it says in an other narration, he says because if he can bring me back, he will punish me.
If Allah could give me but bring me back, he'd be punishing me. So what I want from you is to scatter me meaning make it as impossible as can be to bring me back. That's that's what he could think of because I can't escape it. He believes in the resurrection. He believes in Allah as though did he believes that he did not live a good life. So if I going to meet Allah with what I've done, definitely I'm going to be punished. So how will I escape it? If he can bring me back? He definitely will punish me. So let me do my best so I can escape. Allah azza wa jal. So Allah azza wa jal obviously brought him back, and then asked him, What did you do this? And he said, out of your fear,
Allah forgave him because of this. Now, there are several benefits in the Hadith, and several, several really important lessons.
So among them, first of all,
is that he was a good father. Right? He was a good father, because they testify that he was a good father. So obviously, he did some good in his life. But it was not enough in his eyes, it was not enough to save him.
Now, the question here is, if he knew this, why did he not stop until the last minute.
So what happens when you're about to die?
The hold of the dunya disappears. That as long as you think that you are going to live till tomorrow, what happens? You'll continue to do the bad things that you're doing, because it's a habit. And you think there's still a day after tomorrow. So I'll repent after or a week from now. And life distracts you. You forget, or I need to take care of my business, I need to take make more money, I have this debt, I have this prospect of a new project. So you're always looking for the next thing. And yes, you know, you've done something that is wrong. But there's always another time to fix, right?
Until you realize that you're about to die. And then you've run out of time, there is no tomorrow anymore. And now you have to face all the bad things that you've done. And now you regret.
So that's why when that happened, he didn't know what to do.
Otherwise, if he could have realized this before, he could have offered a lot of good deeds in his life, he did not have to be so afraid that to ask his children to do that, which is to burn his body.
So it's tells you that the wisest among us, don't wait till the last minute and say, Here's sadaqa. Here's repentance, here is this where it could be too late. But rather you anticipate what's going to happen anticipate that the dunya is going to leave you and you leave the sinful part of the dunya before it crushes you. So you follow what I'm saying here?
That don't wait till the very end like he did. And say, at that moment, I may repent, because you do not know.
At that moment, will Allah as ODL allow you to repent or not. So a person for instance, subhanAllah if he or she, they decide, I'm not going to be righteous now. But I'll be righteous when I can marry.
Let me just do what I like at this moment are not going to be righteous now. I'll be righteous when I retire, or when the children go to college or when I have How do you know that you will live till that time? And how do you know that your heart will be open to repentance at that time? Maybe you will lose? Iman? Haven't you seen people or heard of people who are lost their EMA?
How do you know? So there are there is no guarantee. So don't delay that repentance. So that's one lesson. The second lesson is
he had asked his children to do something that is sinful.
And he's obviously as we will describe, he was ignorant. He was ignorant.
So he asked the children to do something that is sinful, should the children even though they swore by Allah to fulfill his well should they have done it? No.
So if the dead person asks the heirs, even if he asked them to swear to do this, and that after his death, but that will is a sinful will, should they proceed with it? Absolutely not. But then people will say, Well, what about the respecting the wishes of the dead person and that's his last will and this is what he wanted. So we should do it to honor him.
And he's a real
Honor is not to add sin to his sin. Right? That is if he asked you to sin, and you do it, you are responsible for it. And he's responsible for it. Right? So he would have earned the sin and you would have helped him earn us and rather, if he asks for any disobedience of Allah as legit like, for instance, some, some parents, if they dislike a child, they say he's doesn't inherit, make sure he doesn't get any money. Or they get more than a third and donate that that's not allowed. Or they give extra to some of the heirs because they like one child more the other, I'm gonna give you extra. All this is what this allowed. So you're not supposed to proceed with it. And don't say
because I love that that person, I'm going to honor them. In fact, if they if they receive what you've done, they've received another sin.
And you would be sending as well. So cremation is halal or haram. Haram, you're not supposed to burn the body. You're supposed to bury it. And if somebody wants that to be done to them, it's null and void. It's not You're not allowed to do this. But Subhan Allah right, the children thought that they were being kind and dutiful to their parents. And imagine in Benny was salam ala, and we don't know exactly when that happened. But imagine when we saw in them taking their father, and rather than burying the dead, father to honor him, they take him and they burn him. And not only that, they take whatever has remained and they grind it. It looks like they are vengeful, right? They hate their
father, but in fact, no, they wanted to honor him.
one also important lesson from this hadith, before we come in sha Allah to the main lesson, which is about the fear of Allah as of June, is that that man said, if Allah can collect me and resurrect me, he'll punish me. So some of the scholars have said that that man actually wasn't sure had doubted Allah's ability, can Allah bring me back or not? So they say, how is that so? That this man is a believer? Where he doubted one of the essential attributes of Allah azza wa jal, meaning if you do not know or not sure that Allah is all powerful, and that he can bring you back? Are you still Muslim? Under normal circumstances? No.
You can have that doubt that you can say, I don't know if there's a day of judgment or not.
You can't Can you can't say this. I don't know if Allah knows everything or not. You can't have that you better make sure.
You're not like, I mean, I'm covering my bases. That doesn't work like that. So this person did not know if Allah is all powerful or not. That's why he tried to escape, because maybe I'll be able to write, run away and not be resurrected.
So how is it that he is still a believer, though that statement, that belief is disbelief. So some scholars have said that is because he was ignorant.
And he is excused because of his ignorance. Right. So, there are some people and sometimes even some nations can happen is because they did not have received all relevant information. From Allah's revelation. They may know certain things but not know very essential things about Allah and His prophets and about the last day and because they did not get it in the sight of Allah azza wa jal, they are excused.
There could be some Muslims and there will be some Muslims in the future, as Islamic knowledge, you know, decreases in time, right? Young person, you're able to work through gel, one of the signs of the Day of Judgment is that ignorance would be widespread. And knowledge will start disappearing. And there will be
Muslims towards the end of time they will say, at rakhna Abba Anna, we remember our parents saying La ilaha illAllah. Su we say it as they said it.
So, the tabby who is listening to the Sahaba read this he says what benefit does that bring them? That's the only thing that is left with them is what?
La ilaha illallah where is the salah?
gone right? Where is fasting? Gone? But there's nothing else except Leila Sue says what benefit does that bring them he said to g hoomin. And nor is it protects them from hellfire saves them from hellfire. So why them at that time because
If knowledge diminished so much that that's the only thing available today, though, for the common person for the common Muslim, he can say I only know that ilaha IL Allah, I'm not going to believe anything else. It doesn't help. Right? So a person on the average person today who has access to knowledge, you must know that Salah is an obligation. You must know that fasting is an obligation of Ramadan, you must know that alcohol is haram. You must know that Zina is haram, there is no excuse. If you have Shubo had doubts that something else they need to be answered. But there is essential knowledge that needs to be known. But here this is one example of what they call an herbal journal,
excusing people because of ignorance, even though they're lacking essential knowledge.
And the main may be benefits of the hadith of why al Bukhari brought it is a whole form in Allah fearing Allah azza wa jal. So see, he had so much fear of Allah.
And why did he do all of that he was so afraid of Allah azza wa jal, that Allah when he saw that from him, he forgave him. And that is the virtue of the fear of Allah that it can eradicate, since it can erase them, will help with a fear of Allah azza wa jal is an action of the heart. Of course, it will manifest on the limbs and manifests your not externally. But essentially, it's an attribute of the heart and action of the heart. How much esteem Do you have? Oh, Allah azza wa jal? How much do you? Are you afraid of him? What do you think he will do? When you disobey Him? So if you are really afraid of Allah azza wa jal, it obviously will lead to some action. And at that moment, then
man, Allah has blessed him with the fact that he was so fearful of Allah, that he tried to do all that he can to escape that punishment. This is what he knew. This is this is what he could do. And he did his best to escape it. And that's why Allah asked him why he says, out of fear of you, and he says, because of that, you were forgiven. So this tells us that if you want to escape your sin, fear Allah azza wa jal, if you want to erase these sins, fear Allah azza wa jal, and you say, how do I fear Allah?
One way is by remembering and learning about his punishment Subhanallah with what is in hellfire? can you tolerate hellfire, what type of punishment is there? That Allah has zoodle can can be extremely angry with people and punish them for so long and hellfire that you don't have any guarantee?
Now, or in the future, that possibly people could lose their faith that possibly a sin could be the thing that takes you into jahannam? And could you tolerate the burning of your body? Could you tolerate the punishment in the grave? Could you tolerate Allah being so angry with you? So when you become so afraid of Allah and we need to develop that when you become so afraid of Allah, you'll stay away from sin, and you will ask for forgiveness, and you'll do good things and the fear of Allah is a great motivator and an eraser of past sins and bad deeds. So that's the virtue of fearing Allah azza wa jal, but at the same time, we say, don't say to yourself, well, I'm going to be like
that man. And I'll wait till the end. Because you do not know as we said, if Allah azza wa jal will give you your heart back at that moment or you will not be able to get it back Allah Allah.
The following chapter for chapter 25 is babbling TA and in MA RC is staying away from sins, stopping sin, staying away from them, avoiding them, and it says follows naturally from fear and Allah has noted is that if you're afraid, what do you do?
You avoid the reasons that would bring the anger of Allah. Anything that could bring the anger of Allah azza wa jal, you would avoid. And if you do something that angers Allah, you immediately try to erase it and ask for forgiveness. So the first Hadith here
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Rasulullah sallallaahu Selim says Mithali your method Omar batha Nila is as my example and the example of what Allah sent me with
is like a, like a man who came to his people or to a people.
And he said, I saw the army with my two eyes. I saw an invading army with my two eyes. Were in the under the rule Orient, and I am the naked Warner, the one who is breaking bringing you warning, naked. And I'll explain what that phrase mean and why it's there for Naja Naja So seek safety seek safety. So he said somebody was in them. Then a group of them, listened to him, and they traveled at night.
I leisurely. They took their time they collected their stuff and they traveled at night. And they survived.
They were saved, and another group disbelieved in him. And the army,
met them in the morning, invaded their area in the morning and destroyed them and killed them all.
So here the prophets Allah, Allah sent me saying, I, and what I'm bringing is like that mine. That's a parable. That is a parable.
and the method there always when you find it in the Quran and the Sunnah, so that you again, take another look at what is being described, this is like that. So if this is clear to you, then you should understand what is no snot so present. Right? So here is a physical clear example, that the Arabs understand very well. What is this example? He said, I saw the army with my two eyes. Right? And this Subhanallah there's benefit in almost every sentence, I saw the army with my two eyes will come to it. And he said, I come to them. I come to my, to my people in the USA, I saw the army with my two eyes, one in the rural area, and I am naked Warner. What does that mean? The Naked Warner
it's an expression in Arabic, that comes from the well how people used to warn their
people, their tribe. And you can kind of understand it. It's either that person was alone.
And he saw the army and the army captured him, stripped him of everything that he had. But he managed to run away from them and ran directly to his people screaming, the army is coming, the Army's coming. Right?
Or that he saw the army.
And so he rushed to his people, and to capture their attention, he takes his clothes off, and he waves it. Right and he says the army is coming, the army is coming, save yourselves.
So a group listened and a group did not listen.
Now Subhanallah what is interesting about this hadith is that it is so much like a prophet coming to his people. Because a prophet sees the angel.
Right? Speaks to Allah as he
sees what the people do not see. So when the prophet comes, he says what I spoke, and I saw, but they did not see, why should they believe him? Just exactly like this. Why should they believe and and today, people will say the same thing. So somebody more than 1000 years ago claimed to be a prophet. Why should I believe him? If somebody today claims it? Why should I believe him? says the same thing? Why should they believe him?
As the same answer,
because he said, I saw the army with my two eyes, why should I believe you?
It's as if you know this person. And just let's take this example, not the prophethood. But this example, if you know this person to be an honest person, and he normally doesn't lie normally does not behave this way. And you see him in a state that tells you something really bad and disturbing must have happened to him. Did you ever see him running to you naked claiming to have seen something? No.
So if this person is trustworthy, and he does something out of the ordinary like that, then that means what?
He must have seen some.
So you say, Where's the evidence that I should believe him? The evidence is in the man himself.
You will mean, the evidence is in the man himself, because the Army's not yet to come? You can't see the army yet. So you have an option.
One says Come on, must have imagined all of this, which is going to stay here. Another says no, let's let's actually listen to him and leave to save ourselves and our family. And by the way, those and you can imagine those who have decided to leave to travel to save themselves must have found it difficult. Because the other party would have said to them, are you really going to believe him? Are you really going to leave your home and your family's gonna throw go through all this trouble? Just because one man told you this. Come on, sit, be comfortable. We'll eat breakfast, we'll eat lunch, we'll eat dinner. Everything will be fine. Whatever he's talking about. He's just fantasy. And you
could say to yourself, yeah, maybe.
But then when you look at him, he's adamant he's sure I saw the army with my eyes and you know, he doesn't lie. And you know that look at him. He must have seen something, how he's breathing, how he's agitated how he's took average close by B must have seen something. So believe them. So if you believe them,
Take your precautions you will leave and he says for sorrow LML Adela drew alum and meaning they took their time and they left, collected their families collected their belongings knew where they wanted to go. And they traveled throughout the night and they were safe. The other kept waiting, sitting ducks until they got slaughtered.
So he says, That's my example.
For you, when having mutts a lot he was in them comes to them and he said, Gibreel told me and Allah azza wa jal told me, they none of them saw Gibreel and none of them's heard Allah azza wa jal, why would they believe Muhammad sallahu Sydenham
because of what he brings with him, because of who he is, did he ever lie? He says no. But not only that,
what he brings the message itself, bears testament to the truth.
We know Valley Kalki taboo. loughrea Buffy this book, there is no doubt about it, meaning, if you have doubts, just read this book, and it will prove to you by itself that it has come from Allah azza wa jal, it will speak to you. And you will see in it all the evidence that you need. So you don't have to have seen the angel.
And you don't have to have seen Allah to believe in Allah.
You just simply have to have seen someone who brings you enough evidence
to testify that he must be prophet of Allah, in addition, of course, to all the miracles that had been performed, and the Sahaba have seen. But have you seen any of those miracles yourself? So what is left for you?
so if anyone has doubt, you say you read the Quran that the prophets already said in them I had brought with all the evidence, okay, rational arguments, emotional arguments, scientific arguments, whatever it is read it, and you'll discover that there is no doubt in it. And that is what's going to prove to you that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is a prophet of Allah, in addition to the character of Muhammad, in addition to everything else that he had taught, because there is an must be a difference. Right? Between a prophet and an impostor.
A couple of points were mentioned about that. And then because although that's not our topic for today, but a prophet is someone who is receiving the message of Allah as often meaning that he is the best of people.
And imposter is lying about Allah azza wa jal claiming that Allah told him what he did not tell him and that makes him the best or the worst.
Can the best and the worst behave and live the same way?
Meaning you're telling me that an honest person, you're going to mistake an honest person for a thief
for a and an adulterer. For a gambler for an alcoholic, he told me that person, to me looks the same as a righteous, honest, hardworking person. Does that make this sense? This is Kent, because if you keep the company of an imposter, it will show himself later on to be an impostor unless you're blind.
But he will show himself to be imposter contradicts himself. What he says is ridiculous. Was he resets is irrational and illogical. And after some time, it just it will just disband. That's what happens to what they typically call cults.
But how Masato Selim was very different.
Also add to it is that if you believe that there is a God,
and that is an argument that I think of no claim you have brought, you believe that there is a God, and God is witnessing someone who's falsely saying Allah said, and Allah did not say, Allah commanded me and he did not commend me and taking this to people and lying to everybody about it. And Allah being just an unknown owner, when Would He let him lie about him like that and not do something terrible to him?
No. So if somebody lies about Allah, Allah does what? Disgrace isn't.
Sooner or later he'll be disgraced.
So Muhammad sallahu Sinha mozzie disgraced ever, no.
So if you think about it, and the more that you think about it, and look at these proofs, you will understand that Muhammad sallahu wa Salam is a prophet of Allah, Allah Salatu was Salam and that you didn't need to see everything. But here, the Manasa or the reason why I'm Buhari brought it is to say what, listen to him and rush to his obedience and you will be saved but if you procrastinate, disbelief doubt the army will overtake you. If you allow your desire to dictate a say
I don't think this is what Allah said is right. Why? I don't feel like it. I don't think that this sunnah is right, but I don't feel like it or rationally, this doesn't make sense to me. So you're going to follow your own mind instead of Allah as origin. Then you belong to the category of those who disobeyed Allah and they stayed behind and if it happens, that thing will destroy you. That sin will destroy you, yourself will destroy you.
So Subhanallah sometimes we think we are too smart by but our own thinking betrays us.
No, we think rethink your obedience to Allah and rethink what you consider to be logical, and what you consider to be beneficial because it only belongs to Allah hazarded that decision really belongs to Allah.
The following Hadith, another parable, another also beautiful parable. It says methadone methadone is my example and the example of people is like someone who lit a fire
for Lama atma Hola, when a light of that fire became big and widespread all over. So the fire is strong. Jalan Farage who had to hit the Ebola to take off in area Carinthia. These insects who are attracted to fire naturally rush towards the fire and I was falling into it.
For Jolyon zero who know I have lived no so he's like that man who had lived that fire is pushing all these insects away from the fire and they overpower him they find a way through him and they fall into the fire. He says furnaces if you don't be Hijazi command enough, I'm holding you by your clothes away from hellfire. Well homework, the homeowner fee and they are diving into it.
So Subhan Allah this is the example of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. So man lights a fire
is what is this fire? We can call it the fire of Islam.
The light of Islam, the light of the Quran, the light of the Sunnah, and it says, Allah Allah, it's really white, let White lit, providing light to everybody. It's supposed to provide light, what do you want with the fire to provide what? Light? Not for you to go and dive into it and burn yourself. Now those insects crawling and flying?
Do they know that they're not supposed to seek that light all the way until they burn themselves? No. But somehow something overtakes them. And they rushed towards that light. And if you let them what happens? They fall into it and they burn one by one, one by one. Why are you thinking that you're moving towards what benefits you? Right? And attraction, right? But what are you doing? You're killing yourself.
So the man sees this and says what, stop, stop, stop. But they don't they're but they're crazed. They have to go there. So he's trying to save them. But they're not willing to listen. So he says the same thing. You're rushing towards the fire I'm holding you but who does he come you're not like by by your belts by your clothes, holding you back. And you're fighting with me you want to wait go where into into inside the fire. I take you back and you rush into it. I take you back and you rush into it.
So the our desire to run after the dunya especially the Haram about it is such a crazy desire. And such Subhanallah ultimately an irrational desire. Because if you know that, ultimately this is going to harm you. Why would you do it?
Right. Like we have like absolutely irrational people like if you know that drinking alcohol has no benefit in it whatsoever, right? He's telling me well he could sell it and brings you money that's benefit talking about health benefits for a consumer. There are no benefits and alcohol whatsoever. Rationally should you consume it. So why do you get drunk over and over and over and over and then your body reacts and your body is telling you every single night and morning when you're new Araya hungover, please don't because that's a toxic reaction. The body is reacting to all that toxicity. You're killing me the body is telling you you're killing me stop. That's why you vomit. You get
trying to get you get rid of that toxicity to Why do you take that in?
So that's not rational. Why do you gamble?
Most of those who gamble lose or win
lose otherwise how do casinos make money? If all if everybody wins How do casinos make money? So why do you gamble? Obviously there's an addiction obviously and obviously there's weakness. No question I want to trivialize that. When when you when you're addicted to something you really are struggling with it. But I'm saying that it
does not make any sense rationally to do any of that. So here if you know that rushing towards the Haram will burn you, why do you Daniel rush to it? So Subhanallah it's an irrational, illogical act. But just like there's something about those insects when they see that, like, they have to go into it. And when they go, they kill themselves. Just like a child in a candy store, who had tasted sugar.
And doesn't understand anything except that this is multicolored, beautiful and tastes so good. I want it.
And have you seen those children? Maybe in the grocery store, when they start fighting with their parents? I want this and they say no on that one. There's a no. And the parent is trying to pull them back. No, you can't consume this. No, this is not good for you. And the only thing that they could see is what I want this and nothing but this, and they want to scream and kick. And that's how we also behave as adults. So the Prophet Muhammad SAW you said in them, he says no haram and he pulls you away from hellfire. And you say no, I need to enter hellfire. I need to follow every desire that I have. I need to do the Haram
and he's trying to save you and he are trying to kill yourself. So here you have to understand that not everything that you feel is right.
Right. Your feelings are not the final judgment, or the final judge. Some of your feelings are wrong. Some of your inclinations are wrong. Some of you even though your logical thinking is wrong. How do I know it take it back to what Allah said. You take it back to what the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, and let them correct how you think and love them correct what you feel. And only then you act. And so why Santa crochet Whoa, whoa, whoa, look when Allah says maybe you hate something, and it's good for you. And maybe you love something, and it's bad for you.
So Don't disobey the Prophet because the Prophet is more merciful to you than you.
cares about you more than you. And that's why he taught you all of these things. Were as we are all are short sighted. I only want what I want at this moment, not thinking about the consequences. But of course it's difficult to see this unless you actually believe in Allah believe His prophets, Allah He said them and believe that this is harmful when they say that it's not any Allah as Odin, His Prophet sallallahu Sallam did not want to deny you something, because it's beneficial, or to torment you, or to disturb you. It's simply that it's not good for you. And if you really believe that it's not good for you, just simply because Allah said, so before waiting for science, to tell
you that this is bad for you. Right? Because of course, right? Our Gods today are is science. So if science says something is bad, all of us believe that it's bad, right? And if something is good, all of us believe that it's good. What if Allah had told you that beforehand?
Do you have the same level of certainty or not?
What if Allah said that but something that it's harmful? Before science has decided that it's harmful? Do you have the same level of certainty or not? So you must develop that type of certainty and believe in Allah more than you believe in science? Because science could change. Right? Remember a time I don't know if you're old enough to remember a time when two glasses of wine were good for you?
And a two wheeler, like two glasses of wine that I don't know, one glass a day is good for you. Right? That was science, right? A little bit. It's just a little bit, but it's good for you.
And then science changed and then none of it is good for you. And so what what are you going to follow now? What a scientist is telling you and I'm telling you 510 years from now, or whatever Allah azza wa jal has said. So, see and consider what do you believe?
The third Hadith
he said salatu salam ala Muslim woman Solomon was the Mona Lisa and he wired the HE WILL mohair do Roman hijab, Amanda Hala, who and he says the Muslim is the one who Muslims are safe from his tongue and his hand and the migrant is the one who had migrated far away from what Allah had forbidden.
So a Muslim
is the one who Muslims are saved from his tongue and his hand. Now, first thing to ask you, is this the only definition of a Muslim? That is if somebody comes to you and he says or based on that hadith, if I only abstain from harming people with tongue or hand that makes me a Muslim? Is that enough on its own?
No, right. So what do you need to be a Muslim
La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah, the beliefs the basic beliefs make you muslim. So what is this hadith mean? It means that the perfect Muslim, the good Muslim, or it's for emphasis, right? Just like you know, when you want one male is speaking to another male and he says, If you really a man, you would do this. Right? Is that does that mean that that's the only thing that proves that you're a man?
Obviously not. There are other things that you should do to be male or man. But he's saying what for emphasis that if you are truly this, you would do this. Here's the thing, the same thing if you are truly Muslim, you believe that all of these things, what should you do? You don't harm people.
And there is a correlation between Muslim and Salema.
Muslim, I submitted, but also selima, I saved people from my heart.
So I don't harm anyone. And Muslims in particular, a non Muslims overall also are included. So I don't harm people with hand. I don't harm people with tongue.
So it's wrong to believe that a Muslim is only someone who behaves this way. And it's also wrong to believe that a Muslim is only one who prays, but he can curse people after the Salah or can steal their money.
That's not right.
You need both to be a Muslim, and both support each other. That is, if you're afraid of Allah.
If you believe that there is a day of judgment, would you harm your neighbor?
Would you back bite anyone? Would you mark people by somebody's walking and he's fat short this or that? Different color? Whatever it is different accent? Whatever it is? You start making fun of them?
Why? Because Allah is listening and his watching. And that person will be my opponent on the day of judgment and what will happen when he is your opponent?
He will take from your good deeds.
Because you have to repay him. You have to make it up. How do you make it up? Either he forgives you, but if not, right? Like, think of yourself when you're really stuck and you need money.
And somebody owes you something?
What would you forgive him?
That we really need money? No. Like, I really need $1,000 And you owe me $500? And there's no other way to get it. I'm gonna knock on your door and say, Where is my $500? I need it man. This is my money. I could forgive you if I'm rich. But I really need this can you be in a paid back? On the day of judgment you will be the poorest and more set most helpless, helpless,
the poorest that you will be.
So if you can find that you somebody owes you some good deeds, would you leave that?
Are you going to count on the fact that someone is going to forgive you?
so back, bite as many people as you want and mark as many people as you want and wrong, as many people as you want, you're going to have to pay them back. So a Muslim who is really a Muslim would be at his best behavior around people.
Not because I'm afraid of this person or that person, I'm afraid of Allah azza wa jal. So yes, people will be saved from his tongue, and people will be saved from his hand and his Salah will move him to do this and his fasting will move him to do this, and his hajj and umrah will move him to do this and his Quran will move him to do this. And if you find that the person is not like that something is missing somewhere.
Either ignorance or misapplication something but something is missing and needs to be corrected. Well, Mohammed YuRu, the immigrant is the one who had migrated away from what Allah hates. And that is a beautiful definition of the migrant. Now, initially, who is a migrant? When we say and who had your own Who are they?
Sahaba who left Mecca to Medina and done
tell you what about the rest of us?
Can we make great this hadith says yes, actually each one of you is a Mohajer should be a Mohajer. So Mohajer What do I migrate away from? Anything that upsets Allah has xojo meaning as the Sahaba decided that staying here is no longer
pleasing to Allah and Allah commanded that we move so they moved. You also constantly need to move away from what Allah hates, constantly. So, you discover that you have a bad behavior.
You will migrate away from it. I will abandon this and become this. I will not say these words again. If you discover that being in this
place all around this person is sinful, you will migrate away from them.
You're constantly migrating,
you will migrate even internally,
from the dunya, to the earth era, from the love of the dunya, to the love of the akhira for the love of other than Allah to the love of Allah, because what did the Sahaba do when they migrated, they left everything behind. And they left to Allah azza wa jal with nothing.
So you're constantly are supposed to migrate away
from what Allah hates away from other than Allah to Allah azza wa jal constantly away from bid to sin, sunnah, from ship to door hate, and also physically,
you can still migrate. In fact, it could be an obligation on some people so you could migrate within your city.
Right? This neighborhood is good, this neighborhood is bad, you're in the bad neighborhood, you migrate
this province or the state is good. The other one is bad. You migrate. This country is good. This country is bad, you migrate. So you're constantly looking at where will I be more pleasing to Allah and you migrate, and on the inside, you constantly are migrating and moving closer to Allah and closer to the prophets, Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam. So you discover a sunnah that you have abandoned, you migrate to it did not know you start practicing it discover a mistake that you were doing, you would stop it and migrate away from it. So you should be a Mohajer constantly a Mohajer to an order to deserve that honor from Allah and from his prophets a lot here said
in sha Allah, the next chapter is chapter 26.
And this is the saying of the prophets of Allah. He was salam, the subtitle of the chapter, if you know what I know, you would laugh little, and you would cry a lot. And that hadith in it in both two narrations is the same thing saying that the messenger SallAllahu wasallam, said if you were to know what I know, you would laugh, little and cry a lot.
So what is it that the prophets Allah, Allah wa salam knows, of course, Allah the prophet is closer to Allah than us has seen what we did not see had experience with it not experience and his knowledge of Allah azza wa jal far exceeds anything that any of us could have. And the more that you know Allah, two things will happen, the more that you will love him, and the more that you will fear.
Allah says in Ma sha Allah mean a badly hit Allah indeed, the only those who have Hashem of Allah are those who are knowledge of Allah.
Those who have Hashem meaning fear of Allah are indeed those who have knowledge.
And that tells you that the goal of knowledge is what? To develop this Hashem.
Because you could learn Islam for a lot of things. You could learn Islam for what to argue,
right, then you can learn something or read a book simply to argue or simply to show that you know,
okay, see, I know, I did not, but now I know I can argue with you, I can show off I can prove that I know something.
You can you can learn something to get a job. You can learn something simply because you just enjoy learning. Enjoy simply reading things, but it has no effect on your life. Or on your behavior. know a little more Russia
knowledge is have to have a show of Allah oxygen. That is the outcome of it. That's why we need it. And not simply to read not simply just to memorize now simply to have fun. But what do you do with this knowledge? Once you have it?
Imagine you know somebody has a map for a treasure doesn't go to seek it. So why did you buy it? Why did you go after it? What do you want to do with this map with this treasure map? Simply to have it? Or do you want to seek the treasure that it's leading you to? Okay, so the Quran is there? You memorized it? Why did you memorize it?
For what? Don't you want to do something with it? You're reading the Tafseer? Why are you reading the Tafseer simply to know the meaning of the idea and you start what do you want to do with the meaning of the idea? There is still a stage left? What is that stage? Need to apply this you need to live this? You need to experience it you need to teach it to others. And only then would you have actually learned it before that. It's not relearning.
It's not relearning. So Allah in Moodle Hersha and if it produces it, and that's what it that's that then you're on the right track. If it's not giving you that then you should reconsider why you are learning and what you are learning and is actually touching your heart or not changing your behavior.
or not, and stop maybe the path is not right. Maybe the learning is not right but take it in ways to change you. You learn about the Salah, you perform it you learn about the Sunnah. It becomes part of your life, you're known about that something is haram. You don't keep doing it after you learn it. Right? So there has to be a benefit. Again, you can think of many examples a doctor learns to be a doctor but doesn't save anybody's life. Why did you learn to be a doctor? There has to be a fruit to it right? So why do you do learn the Quran? Why did you learn the Sunnah the Prophet sallallahu wasallam wants to take you to gender through all of this, but it does not happen until you actually
So if you were to know what I know, you would laugh little and cry a lot.
If you were to know and see Johanna,
if you were to see people being punished in it, pleading with Allah to save them, but no one is listening to them.
If you were to see the punishment in the grave, if you were to see people walking on a Syrah, the bridge and slipping.
If you were to see all of that,
if you start to see people wasting all of their life, not knowing Allah, and not doing the things that will save them, if you were to realize that a person has wasted all of his life, away from Allah azza wa jal, and sometimes stubbornly away from Allah, you will cry,
cry for your sin, cry for the fact that you have angered Allah possibly,
and be afraid that what if ALLAH does not forgive this? I have no guarantee? What if I end up in hellfire? What if I'm alone in my grave being punished? What if? And what if? And what if Can I withstand any of the all of that?
And how embarrassing it would be? If I come on the day of judgment? And people would know about my mistakes and my sins? How embarrassing it would be, as some of the righteous self have said, he says, Even if Allah were to forgive me, how embarrassing it would be if I have to face him with all of these things that I've done. Right? If he said, you've done this, and this and this, and I have to hear that. And I have to say yes, and yes, and yes, how embarrassing it that. So he says a lot. Listen, if you're just to know the gravity of what is waiting, you would cry a lot.
And he would not laugh as much.
Now, does that mean that as a Muslim, once you become a Muslim, you're going to be sad all the time. You're not going to be smiling, you're not going to be happy?
Should should you if you listen to this hadith decide that you're not going to be serious 100% all the time. And that even smiling or laughing is somehow dishonorable or against Allah against his prophets all of a sudden, would that be alright? Understanding? No. Why? Because he see how the prophets a lot. He said them lift, right? Always, always, whenever in doubt, see how he lived. Because that tells you how you're also supposed to live surgery are the Allahu Anhu said, Whenever the prophets Allah Selim saw me he would smile, my face, smile at me. So smiling was a sunnah.
He says, You're smiling in the face of your brother is a sadaqa. So it doesn't mean that you're always sad and miserable and depressed and burden? No, it doesn't mean that it doesn't mean that as a Muslim, you're not allowed to laugh, you're not allowed to have some good time. It doesn't mean that, but it means that you will become a more serious person. So hey, you're not gonna be that trivial, empty person who just only concern is just to laugh and have fun and not have a serious thought in their head. You're not going to be that person. Yes. And if you hate that, then
and he Subhanallah Why would you even want it?
Even serious people in this life and not even religiously, those who are serious about serious stuff, you'd find them less prone to be trivial. The academics, the politicians, the activists, who realize the gravity of the issues they're dealing with, you find them to be a bit more serious, they're still they could be good natured, but more serious because they realize that they're we're dealing with is grief. And so as a Muslim when you realize that it's heaven and hell, that this is the state of the ummah. Now, this is the ignorance that the old man or has about its Dean about the essentials and the dean that will disturb you, and He will work towards remedying and fixing all of
that and that will leave little space not no space, but little space for the trivial. But if you find yourself that you are in need of entertainment, entertaining yourself in Honolulu, you should because if you don't do this, you'll explode.
You'll never be able to be serious all the time. If you need to believe
Sports with your friends or whatever you need a hobby go ahead and have that because you need that time to be able to be serious and other times and the Sahaba did both so yes being Muslim will make you more serious more focused, but it does not make you sad or depressed and the Prophet never praised sadness
never praise being sad all the time that not happy
leave the last Hadith hajipur dinar will be sure what the title of it is that Hellfire had been surrounded with temptations.
He said some Allahu Allah He was syndrome. That Hellfire had been surrounded or can say concealed by temptations and Jana had been concealed by difficulties or undesirable things. McCatty.
In one in one version of the Hadith thesis preferred meaning that it's surrounded in this Helgi, but hijab is what stands between you between you and seeing what is on the other side.
Meaning that when people will look at hellfire, and what surrounds Hellfire is everything that is desirable and tempting. What do they see? Do they see hellfire? No. What did they see?
Their desires, pulling them to hellfire. So they can see it. And when they look at Jana, do they see Jana? Or do they see around it? What difficulty and hardship so I have to wake up in the morning for Fudger and pray and maybe I can go back to sleep or not.
I have to put on the hijab. I have to grow a beard. You're telling me that alcohol is haram pork is haram This is haram and this is haram.
I have to pay Zika I have to go to Hajj I have to go to Umbra lower your gaze don't engage in Zina. Is that easy?
Some of it is really mCherry is is difficult to do. Right.
And look at the other side.
Especially today right? Hellfire has the best ad agency available. Right? The best advertisement for Hellfire is available today. Drink alcohol will make you happy and fun and this and that. Casinos, you can go to them, we'll bring them to you. Right and your phone can go we'll bring them and you have celebrities advertising these casinos as if like something you know, one versus going to happen when you gamble your money away. And Xena How easy is that? Easier than marriage and Riba is everywhere. And alcohol is everywhere and SubhanAllah. So Haram is so easy. And add to that everybody's calling you to it and add to that you really like it.
But if you were to discover what it leads to, you'll understand that the joy of that Haram is only skin deep.
Because few years after its practice, you'll discover the travesty of that Tara ilus cover that alcohol after had made you alcoholic is not fun anymore.
You're suffering because of it that gambling that had wasted your money. Wasn't that glamorous? That going from one relationship to the other, destroys you and destroys the other person. In addition to all the physical ramification right and being in Haram relationships, that taking riba eradicates wealth that anything that displeases Allah azza wa jal has no benefit in it. But the problem is that the advertisement is just too strong.
And the self is too weak
and short sighted
and for Jana
is it's just too hard. And the advertisement against it is really effective. So why should I live all that ease and temptations and fun and come to you and avoid all of these
desirable things? Even though we've said that what is in Janna is might be undesirable or difficult. But at the same time, the wise will realize even if they're not Muslims at some of these things actually make sense. They're not easy, but they make sense. Like someone who was alcoholic and then became sober, and he can be around alcohol. So he understands that the Muslim injunction that you can be around alcohol makes absolute sense. It works for me
or a woman who had been harassed because everybody's telling him go out and work and mingle with men and they're just like your friends and your brothers or what have you. And she got constantly harassed. But when she dresses modestly, she realizes that there is that layer of protection. So when she hears how Muslims are suffering
Just a dress, or there's not supposed to touch other women? Should they lower their gaze? She says that absolutely makes sense. So it's not everything that is in Islam is undesirable or difficult. But some of it is.
But guess what the good news is what does the difficulty last forever? No
difficulty is at the beginning of the path. Salah in the beginning is difficult, then you get used to it. Fajr is what you just wake up by yourself, right? You don't need an alarm. After some time you don't need an alarm. You don't just wake up by yourself. Ramadan.
Most people enjoy it. In the beginning may be difficult if you want to get used to it by the end. Right. You enjoy it. And if not, by the way, ask Allah for it. If there is any a bad that you don't feel joy in performing, ask Allah for it. Yeah, Allah give me the joy of Ramadan, give me the joy of Sadat, give me the joy of reading the Quran. Because reading the Quran in the beginning, right is not easy.
But when you get used to it, you can't live without it. So Subhanallah, there is difficulty. But once you train yourself and discipline, the self, the self will follow. And you will enjoy all of these things. But that's the challenge and my challenge. Then when you look at heaven, the only thing that you see are those burdens and obligations. Don't be so limited.
And see beyond what Allah wants you to get from all of that.
And tell people about what you will get from all of that. A little bit of hardship, and then a lifetime, and in the hereafter of blessings.
Just like anything in this life,
and that Hamdulillah that life gave us these parables. You don't want to go to university, not that I'm tying success in life to university but just giving you as an example. You don't want to go to university, why I don't like to study, fine, you don't have to trouble yourself and study but what are your prospects after limited? Not not zero, but more limited, right? Whereas those who exert themselves what happens?
More opportunities later. Right? So same thing with a duty. And the same thing with the Hill, everything of value in this life, you need to pay a price for it. Right? Right.
And everything that you want in the hereafter you must pay a price for it. And if you're willing, you'll get the best of it. If you say no, then you're going to waste it.
So remind yourself always that
Shaohua if uncontrolled pulls you air into the fire, just like the insects that we talked about, shower without control pulls you to hellfire. And Allah and His prophets or Islam are pulling you back and telling you don't just follow what you feel like doing. There's a better way
and if you feel you're attracted to something, you want to do something there's a halal alternative, just be patient and ask Allah for that. And Allah will give it to you will
clear inshallah. So we'll stop here with Nila and if you have questions or
additions, comments, let me know in show.
like when it comes to shadow work to
be able to control ourselves, you mentioned Did you have any other practical steps? How we can avoid this how we can
make better use of our time. Now I'm so how do we control our Shabbat? So he said there is and we've talked about as one means of controlling the shower. But what else you know, can we recommend to deal with the shower? So first of all record recognize that if you have a shower, Allah put it there for a reason, as we said last time that Allah azza wa jal gave you this desire, as long as it's kind of a healthy desire, right? Allah gave you this desire because he wanted you to do something with it. So seek they had an alternative and that is the best thing to do not to simply just restrain yourself and say I'm not going to do this or eat that or touch this or that, but simply seek the
halal alternative and keep asking Allah for that had an alternative. So until that happens, right, so we mentioned do the second thing is good company. Those who will remind you that all this is haram. And by good company, we say that those people or those things around you that talk to you all the time. So that includes what you're watching includes what you're listening to includes what you're on your phone, people that you're following, if you realize that I'm following this person and that person and that is dragging me towards the Haram, unfollow, unfollow, blocked, stay away from them, certain applications, social media applications, if that not really helping you, you
delete them, and you never have you never get back go back to them. So
Whatever inflames the desire,
you leave, and whatever subdues that desire inshallah you include in your life. And that also you could add it to it sports,
mingling with the righteous,
just developing projects that fill your time with something beneficial because what makes us all victims our desires is free time, time to think, time to ruminate time to plan haram activity and being alone. So realize, for instance, if I'm alone, I'm doing this Hello, then the answer is, don't be alone.
As he as as easy as it is. It's difficult, right? Because you have to develop a habit. So what do you plan for not being alone, meaning I'll talk to so and so I'll be this, this place or that plays, I'll just avoid being alone, this time because I know that I'm vulnerable. Or if I'm next to this person, I'm definitely doing something haram, then he's not going to be my friend. Or if I'm around him under controlled circumstances where I know I'm not going to receive any bad influence from him. So subdued that desire. And then anything that inflames it, you stay away from it, and fill your time with more and more beneficial things and constantly ask Allah azza wa jal for Tibet, for
steadfastness for being firm on religion so that you don't or and make mistakes. And if you do, don't say to yourself, I'm defeated. This is me, no, go back on the horse and,
and try again and keep trying again. And one of the things that we can say insha Allah is that
you're always in that struggle with the shaytaan.
And if the shaytaan at one point defeats you, go back and wrestle with him and defeat him, meaning do extra. So oh, you Okay, so you manage today to have me do this. I'll show you what I will do to you. I'm giving this much money in sadhaka I'm praying this many Iraq as I'm reading this much of the Quran, meaning Wrestlin defeat him so that he knows that he's dealing with an opponent a worthy opponent, and it continues like that.
cremation is haram because you're not supposed to tamper with that dead body like that you don't even not even supposed to break a bones of a dead body. So as you honor a living person, by respecting them you honor a dead person by respecting their body and burying the body. Cremation goes against all of that. So it's hard
there is no specific punishment for it that I'm aware of right except that it is haram and shouldn't be done. So when something is haram but no punishment is specified. And the Day of Judgment is goes into the scale of what you've done and what you did not do and which one is heavier or lower.
But it feels horrible. But
can we donate
you can donate your organs
without your financial Now Michelle, I know I have to stop right one more question. They want questions
that you get sometimes you
money whatever you get
so if someone wants the money from gambling and he uses that he wants to use that invite you to eat you don't accept that from so if you know for sure that that money source is haram if you're in doubt that's something different but if you know for sure he is going to use that money to buy you something you don't accept that from him because it's haram Allah like we said it was the light okay
you can do it of course when when you when you pass and you can do it when you're alive as long as that does not endanger your own life. So like a kidney let's say for instance, or bone marrow or something like that. So you can donate that as long as doesn't harm you. If your life
Zakum Allah Harold C insha. Allah, same time bit of Nila next week Subhanak Lord him the shadow and Ada elantas Africa two very good hamdulillah Salam Alikum Rahmatullah.