Softeners of the Heart #15
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in Kedah will record the softness of the heart from say hell Buhari and the title of that chapter is baboon agenda to Accra boo Isla had the Comanche rockin Allah He went Romi through Darrick. He says, Jana is closer to one of you, then the lace or the thong of His sandals, and so is hellfire. That the title of the chapter is exactly the statement of the prophets of Allah. It was in the first Hadith.
So the prophets Allah Salam said, Harlan, Nibi Usul Allahu Allah, yo, Salah al Jana, to a horrible either a honeycomb, he says, heaven, Jana is closer to one of you to any of you than Shiraki, Natalie
and Natalie is the sandal and the Shamrock is the strap or the thumb that goes between the toes. So heaven and Jana is closer to one of you than that to your feet.
And he says all your Salam would narrow and hellfire is similar is like that.
So this hadith.
And you know, we should call the Amin consider ourselves very fortunate that you have access to the Hadith of the law to Islam so easily because it has so much wisdom in it and it has so much to teach you, meaning you can spend all of your life and maybe you won't be able to figure out one statement of the prophets, Allah Salam, and maybe after such long experience and be able to reach something that the Prophet offers to you, without a lot of ordeal without a lot of pain and aches and all here's his Here is the summary of life. Here is the summary of what Allah wants, you don't have to think about it and go through so many wrongful paths until you realize what Allah wants or what your
life is about. So here that statement is really important, because one of the things that it teaches you is that do not look down on any small thing. So don't say that. This is such a small sin, it's okay.
And or this is such a small good deed, it's okay not to do it.
What difference is this gonna make?
If I just give $1 the only thing that you have in your pocket, and you can give us $1. And someone is asking for a million dollars and say what effect is that going to do? If I just give $1? So you look down on that small deed?
And because of that you don't do it right. You stop.
Even though the prophets aren't Selim is saying that, you know how close Jana is. It's their close, meaning you could do one thing.
And that's the thing that will take you to Jannah, right? Or you can do one thing. That's why a small sin should never be looked at as simply small sin to justify doing it.
Because if you do one small thing, it invites the next small thing, right? Just like someone if they want to try something bad, or we want to start a bad habit, how do they start? By doing it? Once? Once, and it's not a habit yet. So it's small, maybe. But that small trial
turns into a habit later.
So it's snowballs. So the shaytaan can try to convince you it says, just do this once. Maybe you're curious, what is this tastes like?
What does it smell like? What does it feel like? Is it I'll only do this once, and then I'll definitely stop.
The problem with this is that once you break the distance, the barrier between you and the Haram it's easier to get committed again, because you don't have that distance anymore. Disgust when it comes to the Haram itself. You've tried it
and if you tried it, you don't know if later on you may crave it. Or the shaytaan puts that craving into your head or into your heart. So for instance, you say okay, you see a someone from the opposite sex and they are beautiful, they're handsome. So let me just take a look. Just one look and I'll stop. What's the problem with one look, first of all, it's a sin. Second of all, you don't know that that look may invite other many looks that will follow if not with this person with other
handsome beautiful people. And if that look continuous looking invites
So that's why we say there is no small sin to look on and say it's okay to do this, or one small deed that you look on and you say, Well, what good is this going to do? So for instance, there is another Hadith where the prophets Allah, Allah was LME said, in a coma Tilty, we'll hear the haidakhan vasila failures Raha he says when the day of judgment starts, and you have a small plant or a small tree in your hand, planted?
Right planted? The question here is who is going to benefit from that tree?
The Day of Judgment is coming, right? The earth is gonna be destroyed, done. You plant it, why do you plant it? Who is it going to see the fruit of that tree. But he's saying so OLALIA was in them, as long as you have an opportunity to do something good. Allah had given you that space, you do it until there is no opportunity anymore. So you're planted.
that's one benefit from that hadith.
Another benefit from that hadith is to kind of visualize this thing
that gender is their clothes, and Jahannam is their clothes. So you think about it, what is the thing that is stands now between you or your place in Jannah? Or jahannam? It is death. Right?
That is, if one of us dies now, you will go where? To one of those places. So Subhanallah if you think about it, that you at this particular moment deserve one of those two places. You will be one of those two places now is yours. The only thing that stands between you and that place is death, and it could happen in a second.
And then you'll go
so that's why also the prophets always Sydenham is saying you have that is this close. So the next time you take a step closer to something that pleases Allah, realize that you're walking closer to Jana actually, like the Gates of Jenna, you're walking closer to Jana, further away from Johanna and if you are doing something that displeases Allah, you're actually taking a step closer to the gates of Jahannam you're walking to it.
And if you think about it, maybe that will stop you.
Because you're thinking No, I am actually going there.
Or when you're doing something good us actually it may motivate you see, I got closer by the will of Allah azza wa jal to Jana.
The third thing also to think about when thinking about this hadith is that maybe they ask the question, why is it that the prophets always Sillim use the sandals and the feet
is because all of this is tied to human effort.
And human effort takes place many times by you taking a step towards what you want and what you like. So as you're taking this step and putting your foot forward the prophets Allah Salam is saying you have stepped closer to one of those two places. And that's makes those one of those two places closer to you than a thing that
has encased your feet.
So of course, if you want to get away from it, you know how, by taking a step back, and asking Allah for forgiveness, and moving in the opposite direction, this is how you save yourself from hellfire.
So think about this every time you think God, oh, heaven is such a distant thought. Or Hellfire is such a distant thought, is a no it's actually so close to you, that it's closer than many of the close things that you think are around you. Heaven and hell are right beside you. And as we said, Only death stands between you and them.
The second Hadith
in that chapter is where
the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam said as the verbatim Carla who share and I could Lucia in Makkah, Lucha balterio He says the truest statement that a poet said Is
Allah could Lucia in Merkel Allahu Allah to do indeed everything besides Allah perishes.
So here this is a verse or half a verse, from the poetry of libido. Robbia libido. Robbia is a pre Islamic and then an Islamic poet
Well Islamic in the sense of he accepted Islam he is also hobby but he did not say poetry as a Muslim. He is a very famous poet, pre Islam and one of the US herbal Allah cut the seven or the 10
poems that were hung on the caliber, as they said, and that's why they were called Hola cards. So the highest distinction. The highest distinction of poetry were to be named one of those people love you don't know Robbie, I was one of them. So He is a poet. Right? And one of his verses said, Hola, Kulu che in mahal Hola. Hola. Balto you know what qu Luna Amon llama Hallett is a loo. And remember, he was not a Muslim, then his leader would become a Muslim, accept Islam and become a Sahabi and die as a muslim. But that verse of poetry said, Indeed everything besides Allah perishes, and every joy indeed will end. So Subhanallah I mean, even as a non Muslim before he accepted Islam, he realized
these profound meanings.
Every joy has to end coluna aim every every pleasure on this earth has to end the way did he get that from?
You look around you and you find that everybody had enjoyed anything, died and passed away. Every pleasure in its nature is going to evaporate
and be gone. So that's the nature of every pleasure. So the thing here is that shouldn't deceive you.
And then the first part of that verse, everything besides Allah perishes, so the prophets of Allah Allah wa salam
said, that is the truest statement that a poet had said.
And in the prophets, recognition of it is even a higher distinction, because here he is saying that the beat had spoken the truest statement that a poet has said, that in itself is an honor, that is itself testifies to the poetry of the beat of the Allahu Anhu. Now, what does it mean everything besides Allah perishes, and there's maybe a story or some commentary that will follow in sha Allah. But what does it mean everything besides Allah is validly. Belton means ends.
everything beside Allah dies.
It doesn't have a life on its own. It's destined to have an end. The only thing that stays is what Allah has xuejun So should you worship anyone besides Allah? No, that doesn't make sense. And an extension of that, should you then rely on anyone besides Allah, if they all are going to end meaning all of them are weak, and the only one that sustains them is Allah azza wa jal. So you put yourself for instance, and another human being but that human being isn't has it has to end and there is a limit to their power, a limit to their wisdom, a limit to the ability of health that they have. So you trust them
more than you trust Allah. You trust human wisdom more than you trust, divine wisdom. You trust Allah, people's promises more than Allah's promise, even though all their promises are going to end. All their power is going to end. Everything that humans produce is going to end the the only thing that stays is Allah zoton As Allah says, Could Lucia in Hurley could Elijah is everything perishes, except the face of Allah azza wa jal meaning Allah was
right, everything will end.
So here that attaches your heart or detaches it from everything else, and reattaches it to Allah that if that's the only or Allah is the only one that stays, then attach yourself to the one that stays and worship the one that stays and ask the one that stays and forgive it, forget about everything and everything else. Because in your mind you can as if see them, ending,
as if you could see that everybody besides Allah is already dead, already perished already had turned to dust and the only one that is staying is Allah in your eyes. Can you imagine that? Imagine the sense that no one is, is in existence, except Allah has Odin and then proceed. Proceed in worship, proceed into art proceed in reliance in love, in fear in hope and all of that. So give
All of you to Allah,
everything besides Allah perishes, and we can also add to that another meaning which is that all actions that are done for other than Allah
perish. They don't stay, except actions that are done for whom?
Allah azza wa jal.
So if you do for Allah, it stays.
There's Baraka in it.
But also, when you go into the grave, you find it or not with you,
gets personified, like your good deeds, get personified and you see a nice looking person coming to comfort you Who are you, on your good deeds, and on the Day of Judgment, do you see those good deeds so they last
but something that is not done for Allah azza wa jal? It doesn't it ceases. Right?
And there's a statement right or an incident Allah Allah Allah if it is authentic or not. But they said that they saw Al Khalifa Mohammed, Khalid Mohammed is a famous linguist, Muslim linguist. And they saw him after his death in a dream.
And they said, they asked him, What did Allah do with you, to you, like what happened to you?
And he said, Do you see all those linguistic
discussions and effort and all of that that we had in Molaro? The waka waka Carla in order Bella, Yabba, OBE, che said I found Allah did not care about any of it. And I found that the only thing that's held is Subhan Allah he will hamdulillah La ilaha IL Allah Allah.
Right. So that's, if your deeds and I'm not saying that his deeds were not for Allah azza wa jal. Let's see, if it's authentic, we'll leave we'll leave it at that. But if you are working,
and your deeds are not for Allah azza wa jal, when you go on the Day of Judgment, you will find that all the years that you're spent as a doctor, an engineer or lawyer or whatever it is, Allah does not really care about it. You spend, he did that for yourself, right? To earn money. Now you can have a good intention, and that could be a bad but if it is not, as it is with most people, you will find that when you go to Allah azza wa jal, Allah did not care about it. It doesn't lead to delete anything. And all the time that you spend online shopping and chatting. Does that matter? Nothing. It's meaningless. What is the only thing that is meaningful and that stays
what it was done for Allah?
So it's no we're not saying Oh, don't entertain yourself Halal way Don't you? No. Work don't do this or that. But do it for Allah sake, so that it can stay? Or if you're not going to do this, at least reserve time for the worship of Allah because that's the only thing that stays Allah Kulu che in mahal Allah How about you know, everything besides Allah is invalid parishes is nothing. I mean, a sense is nothing. And I hope you can remember this everything besides Allah has nothing.
Right? I don't mean by nothing, it has no existence. It exists. But it leads nowhere. And it doesn't exist on its own. So it is really nothing. So think about it when you want to care about what people say more than Allah. What will people say? For instance, if I put on the hijab, right?
I'm not saying it's easy, but if I put on the hijab, what am i What will my friends say? If I obey Allah, what will my parents say? If I avoid the haram? What will society say? And we tell them what the Prophet salallahu Salam admired in that poem.
Indeed, anything besides Allah has nothing.
And only Allah as Odin is the true reality in this life. So that's why
there's a story and Allah Allah if it is authentic, but it is said that Earthman will own Radi Allahu Anhu This is an early Muslim and he was in Mecca. And he attended one of the gatherings of cooperation, libido was sitting and this is before his Islam. And he said Allah Kulu che in mahala he was reciting his poem and I couldn't do che in mahal Allah Balti Lu, indeed everything besides Allah azza wa jal will perish. And Earthman said You're right.
And then let it continue to occur. Luna, Imola, Mahalla Tessa il one every joy you will eventually end and he said, You
because there's only one joy. That does not end. That is what?
Jana, that's what he meant by the joy of Jana. So he says you're wrong. So that's the exception in that poem means that indeed all joy will end except one. And so if you invest right and you live right, you will live in joy forever for infinity. And if someone does not then they will lose on that joy.
And a little bit about insha Allah poetry and the prophets of Allah Allah wa salam was not a poet. Right? Well, Matt alumna who shara, when they embody that we didn't teach him poetry, and it is not fitting for him. And they accused the prophets of Allah, Allah, he was a number being a poet. And that's why Allah azza wa jal distant him from poetry, so he couldn't even say it. And the prophet had reached the highest levels of eloquence. Right? But he couldn't compose poetry.
Why? Because Allah said woman alumna we didn't teach it, and it's not for him.
So does not mean that poetry should be condemned, especially in light of the fact that Allah azza wa jal in the Quran says, Worship Allah or yet who whom Allah Woon SSIN poets are followed by those who are deviant.
Does that mean that poetry in itself is wrong? Who say no? Why is that? Because the prophets Allah alayhi salam had poets
who defended Islam and defended the honor of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam like Hassan hypnotherapists and others.
So poetry when used right,
is a good thing.
But what Allah has devoted his talking about in the Quran is what he says the poets are followed by the deviant LM Tara Anna home frequently Virginia Hey, Mona Knowmia, Hooroo and Amanda alone, don't she see that the poet's Rome and every valley and that they say what they do not do Allah is criticizing the poet's
Why is he criticizing because of what they're doing? Not because of poetry itself, but because of how they practiced it, and how that artistic expression was expressed at the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and even afterwards, what is it equally worthy near him on de Rome in every valley, meaning if they like someone, they praise him, the Hayden they condemn him and criticize them. They can easily lie they exaggerate
if they lie, and their poetry includes love poetry, description of woman description of alcohol, and then Allah says and that they say what they do not do they claim to be brave and generous and all of this and all of these are exaggerations and lies. So the expression was flood.
And because it was flood who followed them and who liked them
those who are deviant and the it's not that they don't know right from wrong, they know what it's wrong, and they follow it they like it.
Then Allah makes an exception Illallah the Ermanno were AMILO. Sally had though that 100 was Saudi Haiti with a Corolla. Hi, Kathy Montes, Irwin, bad embody MobileMe except for those who have Iman, they do good deeds. And remember Allah often and defend themselves after they have been wronged. Meaning those are an exception. But that artistic expression and the way that it's happened, Allah azza wa jal condemned it. Now, why brought this up is for a couple of things. One is
any artistic expression, okay has to be halal. That's the first thing.
And then if you are going to pursue it, if it is being expressed the modes of expression around you the dominant modes of expression around you are haram. You have two options. Either you abandon the modes of expression and pursue an Islamic mode of expression. Or you abandon the whole thing together.
So for instance, you know, let's take you want to write short stories.
And they let's say for instance, if you write write short stories, you will only be published you only be acknowledged if you write about certain things that are haram.
Otherwise, no one will recognize you.
You have an option, either you will do haram thing, or you will do the right thing despite their likes and dislikes. If you can be strong, do the right thing and ignore
or their preferences. But if you're going to succumb to their preferences because you want to be celebrated and enjoyed and you want the accolades, then you will be misguided as they are misguided. So if you want to write poetry, especially at that time and the later on, if you can be honest, if you can avoid the Haram via poet, if you cannot do it, then you'll be a deviant lighting or leading deviance.
For with me,
the other thing also I want I want to you know, bring up based on it Assura are yet to be Homolka wound the poet's are being followed by the deviance is that it does remind me of social media influencers,
what they produce and who follows them.
So, a lot of times we blame the influencer, not the followers, right? Look at what they're producing. And it's haram and it's fake, and it's really harmful. But then we also have to ask ourselves, a painful question which is that? Why are we following them?
If what they're producing is so bad.
And Allah azza wa jal here calls the followers of the poet's there's our womb
meaning like the Divi deviate from the truth and there's an intentional deviation. So here you have to ask yourself, am I if I if when I'm following them, and by that I'm supporting them, and I am making them famous by that following?
If I'm doing this, what does that say about me?
Right, what does that say? And in my in my era, we a deviant? Because I'm following a deviant I couldn't creating an emboldening that deviance. So I become a deviant as well. Right? So, who you follow also says a lot about who you are, or at least who you will become soon.
The next one here is baboon limbo. This is number 2911. Who was fell I mean, who walleye umbrella man, Hua Falco, here's the chapter, let him look at those who are below him
who have less, not he who has more, those who are above them. So that is again taken directly from the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and includes in it a medicine a remedy for a mistake, let's say or a feeling that we could have when we do what he says a lot he was in them is another had to come element foot did Allah He family will help for younger element who was well, I mean, it says if one of you happens to look at He who has more than he does, in both wealth, and in body, let him look and he had he who has less than him.
So if you happen to look at someone who has more than you,
in both wealth, and money, I mean wealth and body, that I'll help mean in creation. So means body beauty, could also include children,
similar things, or money.
So let's say for instance, that you glance at someone who has more than you, what is your typical reaction? internally?
What do you feel?
Masking you actually? What do you feel?
Jealousy? Does he feel jealous? Immediately because he has more than you? Right? And you could see it very clearly, oh, he's richer, and I don't have it. And you know, the manifestation of that wealth is the house and the car and the travels and the brands and everything. So he's enjoying all of that, especially again, in the age of social media that everybody shares the best of what they have. And of course, they hide the worst of what they have, they could be having, you know, he could be having, they're gonna split with his wife, but they'll show you each other enjoying each other's company on a foreign trip, exotic trip, you're not going to show the worst of what you have is only
the best. So anyway, take a glance at somebody who has what you don't have. And he has a lot of muscles and you're sick.
He's running, you know, and you're sick and you can't leave your house. You have allergies and that person is eating this and that he's enjoying the food that you could not enjoy anymore, or you've maybe you've never enjoyed it. So when you look at someone who doesn't have what you have, as he said, jealousy.
So you actually stopped looking down on all the good things that Allah had given you. You don't see Nemours anymore, you only see gaps.
You see what's missing, because that comparison only enlarges what you're what you're missing, and berries, all the good things that you have. That's what comparison does. So the more that you do this, the more that you will be angry, and experience discontent and unhappiness, because of all the things that you missed in life, and you continue to miss. And the more that you look, the more miserable that you feel
right or wrong, the more you look, the more miserable that you feel. And sometimes it doesn't have to be social media, sometimes it's just, you know, walking down the street on coming to the masjid. And as you come to the masjid, in some, in some mysteries more than others, you start looking at the cars that people are driving. Right? And from that, you start noticing that what
this is expensive, and that's expensive, and I cannot afford this and I cannot afford that. And what does that say about how much money he has? Or she has? Or you start looking at the brands that people are wearing? bags, shoes,
pants, whatever. And he says saying, this is this cost this much and this much and this much and that much. And I could never afford this. Where do they have all that money from? And, you know, what will how miserable my life is that I have to, you know, live here and only afford this and start. So it's not only right social media, it could be how you look? How you look and where you look. And that says a lot about your heart as well. The why is it that your eyes are inspecting? What people are wearing?
Why ask yourself, or what people are driving.
Or if you go to people's homes. I mean, I'm not saying that this is rampant. But if you go to people's homes, and you start inspecting everything that they have, where they bought this from how expensive that furniture, that painting this rug, what does that say about the heart, the heart is empty. There are deficiencies and deficiencies in it. And you're trying to fill those deficiencies with your eyes.
Where as you're supposed to what lower your gaze is, but when you go to people's homes, you lower your gaze, you don't inspect.
It's rude, but also it's not good for you.
And when you're coming into the mystery, you're not supposed to inspect what people are wearing and what they're driving and hold these comparisons. It harms you more than anybody else. It's harms you. And on social media, you're not supposed to follow anyone that's gonna make you miserable like that.
And we always say to people, if Allah had blessed you with a NEMA, if you're traveling, why do I need to see where you're going?
Right? Like, is there anything that obligates that you should take a lot of pictures and share that with everybody?
Why should I see what you're eating?
Share that with your friends and family. Okay, but with the public? Why should I see this? Or the latest thing that you bought? Why should I see this? By the way? It is illogical. We're just doing it because we're imitating everybody else. I saw somebody else who's doing it. They just bought this. So I'm going to do this.
All right. Why? And worst of that, I think worst of it is that you go to camera, right? You've seen that? And the first thing that you do you turn your phone on and you're taking live video as you're doing the camera? Why should I see you're doing camera? Are you trying to educate me and teach me how to do Amara? Or why are you showing me that you're doing
a focus on your camera, focus on your tawa focus on your say, this thing may not repeat, but why you showing me and by the way, when you're showing me all of these things, what gives you protection with the fact that or any guarantee that I who is helplessly staying here who can afford what you can afford, not look not going to look at what you're doing and envious.
I may not be aware that I'm envying you.
Right, I may not be aware of it. But I will envy you because I don't have it.
And then you will be sick
or your children will be sick and you will not know why.
Or you will fight with your spouse and you will not know why. Or you will lose your wealth and you will not know why. And you know why it happened? Maybe because you shared it. And somebody looked at it and they envied you. And who asked you to do that, all of that.
So don't do it First of all, and don't follow anyone who's going to make you miserable because every time you look at them used you discovered that you don't have something something is missing in your life.
So the prophets always send them offers the remedy. If you happen to see something like this, and you feel bad you start feeling
It can feel it in your heart, you start feeling bad. It's just like, my rehab is nothing. Okay, what is he say Salalah Ceylon look at someone who has less than you.
And there's always someone who has less than you. Right? Always.
Even if you think, Oh, I'm the most miserable, I'm the poorest. No, there's always someone who has less, because you could have health, and he doesn't, or peace of mind, and he doesn't. And subhanAllah, you could look at someone who's even richer than you. And you can see that he doesn't have some are so many netmeds that you have
so many netmeds that you have, but he doesn't have, you could see that you just have to be perceptive enough. So as the remedy of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. That is, look at those who have less, who are those who have less, those who are not as rich as you, those who are sick, those who are going through trouble, look at them, be around them. And what will happen is that you'll look back at your life and you'll discover
And blessed Alhamdulillah, I have this and this and this. And only that comparison with those who have less reveals that Nana, only that just like what you only discover a NEMA that you have when you lose it.
So you discover health when what you become sick,
or if not you see a sick person.
So you could visit the graveyard and look at all the dead people. And thank Allah for the NEMA of life. Those who have died as non Muslims and thank Allah for the net more of Islam, or visit the hospital.
Really just visit the hospital and see how many sick people are there. He who cannot walk you out these dialysis he will has a problem because of a heart issue because of a lung issue he had, who cannot breathe on his own and you say subhanallah I'm in an AMA that I cannot even thank him for it. So that's the remedy of the Prophet sallahu wa salam look at someone who is beneath you in terms of wealth and health, that will make you think Allah azza wa jal more, and as an extension to this, is that that's why maybe some of the self did not like or favor the company of the rich, so much. Right? Because when you visit their homes when you around them, you always see what you don't have.
So again, right, I'm not saying that if you have a rich friend, stop that friendship, but I'm saying that if that company makes you feel miserable, then decrease that elements of it that brings you misery and invite that unwanted comparison. somewhat lower?
So the 30 F chapter Baboo. Man him maybe hasn't it now say yeah, this chapter about he who intends to do something good or evil. And this hadith is important, because it lays out the rewards and punishment for he who intends and he who does something good or something bad so it's good to understand it here and in the beef he may return Rob be here as Georgia law college says from the Prophets Allah Allah wa salam in what he relays from Allah zodion. So meaning that this hadith Odyssey, Allah is speaking and He gives the meaning and the words to the prophets of Allah, Allah us Allah. And the prophet tells you Allah said this, this, this and that. So what does Allah say? says
in the Lucha Katha al Hassan it was the article mobian early, Allah had decreed or had written good deeds and bad deeds and then he clarified it. So clarified it so that you understand how Allah is going to record this and what you can do accordingly. He says, from an hunmanby Haseltine Philomela mela Katha bahala who are in the who has an authentic camera the one who intends to do something good but does not do it. Allah will write it for him as a complete good deed. So that's the first thing
for in Houlahan, maybe Hefa I need a haircut Baba hola hola who are in the WHO ASHA has an Eliza AMI
off in cathedra that says but if He intends to do it, and he does it, Allah will write it for him
10 deeds up to 700 deeds or 700 Times up to many more. So if he does one intends to do it and he does one thing that is good. It gets multiplied 10 times, then up to 700. And even too many more than that, or much more than that.
Call Omaha maybe see it in film. Yeah, Mila.
One who intends to do something evil, I say yeah, and then he does not do it. Allah who will write it for him a good deed, a complete good deed, so intends to do evil, but he doesn't do it, that Allah will write it as a complete good deed for in Hoolahan, maybe her for me to her cutterbar Allahu Allah who say yes, no Wahida. But if he intends to do it, and he does it, Allah will write it for him as one evil deed.
So, let's explain it because it doesn't need explanation. So he says, If you intend to do something good, but you do not do it, Allah will write it as a good deed. So that's only intention. You didn't do anything yet. But you intend to do something. And here intent means not simply a thought that is just swimming in your head. Maybe I'll fast maybe I'm not maybe I'll donate maybe not intent mean? 10s mean, what? I'm going to do it. I'm going to fast tomorrow, right? I'm gonna give $100 In donation tomorrow, something. So you intend to do it, you have that intention, but then something stops you.
Okay? Tomorrow, my maybe
you get busy, and you can't fast. You receive guests and you can't fast? Or you find that tomorrow you have extra expenses. So you don't have that extra 100 $500 to donate. Please, I didn't do anything. Is that a good deed? Allah Azza did the same? Yes. Why? Because you had the intention. That's the beauty of the intention, even though you haven't done anything. Allah writes it for you, as a complete good deed.
That is the beauty of having good thoughts, and deciding to do something good. Now, maybe tomorrow you will die. But it will be written that
you've done it.
Maybe tomorrow you will be sick, but it will be written like you've done it, maybe tomorrow you won't be able, but it's written that you've done it. So try to develop as many good intentions as possible. And that those begin with good thoughts.
And where do good thoughts come from? Allah has origin and the good things that you're doing and good company.
So you want to have good thoughts.
So the more that you read the Quran, the more that you remember ALLAH, the more that you make dua, the more that you will have good thoughts.
And if you have good thoughts, then you will decide to act on one of them. So if you see somebody around you reading the Quran, and you're not what is what is the typical reaction of a good Muslim? Is I should write you feel guilty that I'm not as an I should, then you say to yourself from tomorrow, inshallah I will, that is a good intention. But where did it come from? Because the environment around you pushes you into that?
And how do you have bad thoughts? By the bad people around you, or by doing bad things, you'll have even more bad thoughts. So anyway, go back to it. If you intend to do good, but something happens and you don't, then Allah azza wa jal writes it as a good deed. And for you intend to do it and you do it Allah who will write it not as one but as 10. So that's the minimum.
But that 10 also could be multiplied into 700.
Based on what? Based on your sincerity? how sincere? Are you when you did this?
Based on how much you followed this and know when you did that,
based on how true you were in performance that did only for Allah Zoda and only wanting reward from him? And based on how beneficial was that dt?
So the more beneficial it is, Allah gives you more and the more sincere you are, Allah gives you more.
And the more pleasing to Allah as of today, especially in the face of opposition, you did it in the face of opposition, and yet you did. Allah gives you more. So one thing that you did one thing could be as if you've done it 700 times, does it stop there?
No, it could keep going. And only Allah knows where it stops. So one thing could be like 1000 thing based on what? Based on all the things that we talked about, if Allah loves it from you, it could you know, subhanAllah increase in Baraka increase in merit, until you will find it on the Day of Judgment like you've done mountains. And you say I but only did one thing. So it's like mountains, the eyes of Allah azza wa jal, and that is Rama
now, a sister in heaven
CBC FM EDA Fein humblebee CF LM er Mela, if He intends to do something evil, but he does not do it is Allah will write it as a complete good deed. Now here we have to ask the question of what is the thing that stopped him from doing that bad thing.
So the scholars have said, if the thing that stopped him is the fear of Allah, then that is a good deed.
If the thing that stopped him is that simply he lost interest in it, then that is neither good nor bad. He just stopped it because he doesn't want to do it anymore. But if the thing that stopped him, meaning he had an intention, and the thing that stopped him is that he couldn't.
He went to do that bad thing, but he found that the doors were closed. If that's the thing, then that is a bad deed still, but internal bad deed, but it's a bad intention. And it's a bad deed. So let's take it to the fork to the first hypothetical.
He intends to do something bad, but he doesn't out of the fear of Allah as a soldier, that is what
a good deed. So he wants to do commit Zina. Then he remembers Allah azza wa jal, and he says, Oh, I'm not going to do it stops, even though he abstained.
Okay, but that abstaining from evil is good.
abstaining from evil For the sake of Allah is good.
And the prophets I send them called it in another Hadith sadaqa.
That is, you stay at home and relieve people of your evil, or the harm that you could perform this is sadaqa from you.
So simply not saying bad things. Because of Allah not doing bad things because of Allah, not retaliating because of Allah, lack of action. Sadaqa so Allah writes it as a good deed. So when you think about something evil, okay? And again, if it's simply just bad thoughts swimming in your head swirling in the head, you haven't really intended to pursue them, that is forgiven.
You understand me? It's just something that is swirling in the head, maybe I'll do it, maybe not, maybe I'll do it. No, I shouldn't, then Allah does not hold you responsible for that you're still fighting with it.
But once you settle on doing something bad, and you say, I am going to do it,
then you start becoming responsible for it.
Just like for instance, is out of one suspecting another Muslim meanings, thinking that he must have done something bad, not just says that not in a sense, it being a possibility, no, you start believing it internally, even though you haven't said anything.
You didn't do anything, but you doubt him, he must be this in your head. That is a bad deed.
So this belongs to the actions of the heart.
And the actions of the heart were responsible for them.
But here the prophets all his enemies, focusing on one particular aspect, which is that you intend to do bad but you don't Allah writes it as a good deed. You intend the remaining of the Hadith you intend to do bad and you do it? Allah writes it as
Now Subhanallah if you think about it,
what does this tell you? And that formula is true for every Muslim? And every non Muslim who is invited to be Muslim? If that's the case, what does that tell you about how many sins we commit versus the good deeds?
If Allah multiply to the good so much, and the evil is written only as one what is that telling you about how many bad deeds we commit versus good? If a lot of people end up in hellfire
A lot. That is if you're if you if you can do one thing good can multiply to 700. And the bad is only one how many bad things do you have to do to counteract but how to balance the 700
a lot of sins.
And that's his pipe. It's part of Allah has extreme mercy with us that He multiplied the good deeds otherwise we will not make it.
We definitely so the scale if you ever think you know, slam is hard. The Sharia is hard. The demands are hard. Allah tilted the scale in your favor. You know, have someone tips the scale so that you would when Allah tilted it in your favor, just one deed? No, I'm gonna make it 700 For him, so that there's more chances for you to go to Jannah
right. And even with that, people find their way into hellfire. We fight
And our way into hellfire that tells us that we do so many little, I mean, so little good things and so many bad things. For eventually for us when we, our deeds are weighed on the scale, eventually it's more bad than good. How could that be? When Allah had offered that so much to enter Jannah
as why you want to really work on your class, work on following the Sunnah find the most beneficial thing, but also don't count on the fact that oh is just only one.
Because a lot of people actually go to jahannam only because they said that it's just only one sin. I'll ask Allah for forgiveness later, Allah is oft forgiven. And we forget to do all of that. We forget to repent, we never forget to ask Allah for forgiveness. And we rely on the fact that somehow we are guaranteed heaven. So here, the prophets Allah you send them is telling you of course Allah is telling you through who is prophets, Allah, Allah Azza wa salam that intention matters. So watch your intention. And don't say as long as it's on the inside, it doesn't matter. No. If you don't catch it early on, it will develop into something outside, that if you don't catch a bad intention,
early on, just when it's just simply a thought. You see something and you say, I'll try this. If you don't stop yourself immediately. Eventually you will try it. So it's easier to struggle with a thought when that thought is very small. You can just crush it, gun done, or oh, that we laminate shaytaan Rajim crush it and it's gone. You entertain that thought. And you think about the possibility and how it could happen and all of this eventually, it will gain enough force. It will be unstoppable, unstoppable because it will dominate your heart. I have to do this that's it nothing can stop it. Unless Allah azza wa jal is merciful, right? Allah Allah
Inshallah, last thing in sha Allah we will safe for today
chapter 31 Double Miota coming Maha karate do know what you should evade, avoid of seemingly small sins or sins that people look at and say that they are small. And as are the Allahu Anhu This is an unsub nomadic he said in the community ama Luna Armada so this is not a hadith Ennis is saying is this a hobby? He says you are Tama Luna Armada you're doing things here a duck puffy I Unicom Mina, Shari these things are fine are in your eyes, then a hair than a piece of hair. In COULDNA odo I had the NABI sallallahu alayhi wa salam and mobile card, we used to consider them at the time of the prophets of Allah Allah was a non destructive Khalid Abu Abdullah here and maybe Delic and Malika
what he means by that, that they destroy a person more because yeah, animal Malika So Anna sub nomadic is also hobby and he lived for a long time of the after the prophets of Allah, he was setting them see he saw the error of a tabby in and Allahu Allah maybe who could have seen maybe the era of Tabea etbr in so he lived a long time.
And he could see changes
he could see already changes in society. So what does he say? He says that there are things that you're doing now he's speaking to whom a tap your own right? The followers of the Sahaba that is the society and it's pretty much still a healthy society. But there's still a means there are certain things that started to happen
that Ennis is saying these things that you now seem so small, at the top of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam they were so big, we would consider them destructive, meaning nobody would do them.
And this tells you that those things that seem small to you may not be in reality small
that is perception is not reality all the time. They are called here karate is you know, karate you know baselet sins you look at and you say this is nothing this is small,
but small to whom to you. Is this the same with Allah as origin?
Small to whom? Me and my family or my neighborhood? All of us here consider this to be insignificant sin.
But is that the same with Allah as the origin?
So Allah says with that Cebu Hey, now you think that it is simple, or small, well who are in the Lucha Alene but it is with Allah
As the origin great
so, one of the things that should to teach you is that don't call something small until you're sure that it's actually small.
Don't say that this is a small insignificant sin until you actually know that it is that
right? There are things today we consider small, like, consider just randomly, how many Muslims in fact pray
Like totally on the Muslim ummah.
How many people actually pray?
Is that the majority or the minority?
minority, right. It's the minority of Muslims who actually pray, right? Because he could see it right in the messaggi. Like if every of all Muslims able bodied, adult Muslims came to the masjid we would have any space in any of the masjid would have to have 678 Gemma's right. So most Muslims don't pray even though the Prophet sallallahu sallam said between us and Kufa and Sheikh is leaving sada the one who leaves it. But Kefir or Shahrukh has committed to friendship.
This is would be unimaginable of the time of Muhammad Salah isn't at the time of the Prophet SAW I'd sent him if somebody missed the Jamaat or they would consider him to be What
when I hit the 100 for Anna ILDA Mona if you're the only one who stays behind the GEMA, meaning there's not attended as a hypocrite who is well known in hypocrisy. Right? Today, we've reached the level where we're doing it, we don't even pray.
Right? And we don't consider that big, right.
So that is unimaginable at the time of the Prophet salatu. Salam, or unimaginable that our Muslim woman would not have the hijab on this, it's just not possible. Or someone who would dispute the basics of Islam and say, alcohol is okay. Or Riba is okay. Or gambling is okay. Or, or or mixing between men and women is okay. Nobody would ever say this. And this is considered small, not even big. So before you consider something bigger, small ask, is this how Allah sees it? Or am I deluding myself in thinking that it's small, that's one. The second thing to take from that is that the small things, okay? When you put them together, they become big. One small thing after the other, put them
together, and they become very big. And that is the image of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. He says, a year como karate Do not be aware of those seemingly small sins. Their example is like the example of a people who were traveling and then they would say, when they set camp, each one of them went and brought a twig, a small piece of wood, they put all of these together, and they lit a huge fire. And then he said, and these small things will overtake a person until they destroy him. So small thing here, small thing here and on and on, and on and on. All of these things gather. And then the Day of Judgment, you find, as we said, you have more sense than good deeds.
So nothing is small.
Before you do it, nothing is small. Because that small thing could be the thing that you do, and while you're doing it, you die. And that is your hajima that's the conclusion of your deed. And this is how you face Allah xojo And this is how you're resurrected. So Subhanallah I mean, we do need to revive among ourselves personally, but also
in communally, the way that the Sahaba of the prophets Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam understood and practiced Islam.
We have to revive that we have to see the world as they saw it, we have to see right and wrong the way they saw it. We have to see what is good deed or bad, a great good deed or a small one a great bad deed or a small one, the way that the site and we have to follow the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam the way that they followed it, because that is the healthiest of societies. And the way that we are today is a very far cry from how they were. So ask Allah behind I mean, you know, just to give us the insight and the strength so that we could follow on their footpaths and you know, understand Islam the way that they understood it. So give you in sha Allah few minutes for
any questions or anything that you would like inshallah to add, feel free inshallah.
So give you a couple of minutes a minute to think about questions.
If you have any questions
with a prayer will be okay
okay so Zack Allah His brother is asking that he noticed that there are some who when they pray their clothes that in the lower garments that they're wearing like pants and what have you goes below the ankles. So he said that does that affect the validity of their salah or does it not? It does not affect the validity of the Salah, so the Phulera Salah terms of acceptance, it's accepted. It's just that it is
reported by the prophets Allah you seldom where he said that anything that is below the ankles is in hellfire. Anything that is below the egg for men. Anything below the ankles is in hellfire. That's why it is strongly advisable strongly advisable. And I understand that there's a difference of opinion about it where those who are saying it's only haram, what is done out of pride. And there is another opinion also that says It's haram regardless anything that is below the ankles is haram.
So it is strongly advisable because something that is very easy and simple to do. You don't want to risk something like that for no reason. So just you know, shorten your clothes so that whatever you are wearing is above the ankles and by that you will be pleasing Allah and following the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and by the way, this is how the Prophet dressed. He never wore anything below the ankles, nothing dragged. And this is how the Sahaba were and when they would see someone when the Prophet would see someone wearing something below the ankles. He'll instruct him. If he Zara shorten your izhar the lower garment when the Sahaba would see somebody with a long
dred long lower garment akiza Murakami's alpha is our shorten it so that is the way of the proper way that men should be wearing their clothes
my breath is short but the upper garment is down that will also that will also the same thing right so if you're wearing armies from top all the way down, and that goes below the ankles it's still the same thing it should all be above the ankles. Zack Allah here for the clarification.
And anyone else in sha Allah so the list last opportunity for questions from the list
with pictures on them, so if they have a garment or if whatever you're wearing has a picture on it, you should remove it. It does not invalidate your Salah right the same thing it does not invalidate your Salah, but it's not allowed for you to wear something that has a picture of a living thing.
Not a picture of it if it's something that is nonliving something else right like a logo or this or that as long as it's halal thing but if it's an animal or a human being it's a living thing. It's better that you actually don't not even purchase that not even purchased that but if you already have it somehow tried to smear it or cover it or put a patch on it so that he could still wear it but it does not have the image of a living thing.
that in the recycle
now um so his question about reciting and Fatiha in the honorable Salah like Maghrib and Isha and Fajr after the Imam so reciting and fatty Hassan Imam recites al Fatiha. And then when he is done after saying I mean there will be some brothers who would recite al Fatiha as well. So there are different metalhead. Someone who will obligate the recitation of an Fatiha even on the moon or even on the follower. So even though the Imam has read it, they'll say you still need to read it. And there's some other methods that say say that karate will INA is your Kira so if you read it, then you've read it as well. Right? So if you're asking for my opinion, no, the reading of the Imam is
your reading as well. Right. But there are some other opinions that say no, you still have to read it.
Okay, so the question is about having an intention to pray Witter, and then users fall asleep. You fall asleep with the intention of waking up later and praying or
you wanted to pray but you just lied on your bed right? Aware that you are going to sleep
He or you may sleep and you just slept
You just fell asleep
And you okay okay so let's say accidentally you fell asleep but you had an intention of praying with it right? It counts as if you prayed and then you actually you can make it up. You could make it up so even if you wake up after once then you hear the other end of Fajr you pray your budget and then after sunrise when it is permissible again to pray you can pray that so if you had an intention of praying through Iraq as you'll make them forecasts and you can pray it between sunrise and before, right and that will count as if you pray them during the night Sharla in the last, the fair inshallah just not gonna lie here all here, okay, I get back in sha Allah. And next week at the same
time Baraka lofi come Subhana Allah Byham Nick a shadow I lied. I've done the stuff to him.