Softeners of the Heart #17
Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
File Size: 68.24MB
Loma Linda may info now and find me my LinkedIn I was in a man herbal Alameen Loma in the creek or shoot Creek over his neighbor's attic
and my bad
so last week we've reached the chapter 34 from the book of the softness of the heart and the title of that chapter was and still is because we still haven't finished it or have Amana the disappearance or the taking away of Amana.
How Amanda disappears dissipates how we lose it, and how it's tied to Iman. So there are three Hadith in that chapter we refer to now the third one.
And in this hadith, the Prophet sallahu wa salam makes a comparison and so very short Hadith, but it's really a powerful Hadith about the nature of humanity. He sets a lot he was LM in them a nurse who can EBD Tell me a lotta girl 232 fi Hara Hara is as human beings are like hundreds camels, you can hardly find among them. One riding camel, one riding traveling camel.
So here the prophets Allah Selim, as we said he's holding a comparison.
I don't know if is one of the microphones in the back open, because I'm sewing since again echo. So if you can somebody can check. Well, good luck.
Yeah, all right.
You can hear it right.
Perfect. I'm just hearing an echo here.
Yeah, this something is on just turn it off. Okay.
So here's holding here i comparison. Salatu was Salam between two things, humanity and candles, the role of the camels. And you wouldn't think that there are similarities between them, right.
But there are
and so, there are in this world parallels comparisons, things that are like,
Why are they alike?
Because the creator is the same.
So Allah azza wa jal creates patterns.
Allah xojo create patterns. And these patterns you can find in the Quran that Allah will tell you this is like that. You can find it in the Sunnah this is like that. You also can find them if you live long enough. And you have or you are a keen observer of life. When you observe things you say they look like they behave alike. So you begin to discover patterns in the universe. So one of the patterns here is that the prophets OLALIA was Salam is saying, Do you want to understand humanity?
And what we would need to understand about camels, he sets a lot he will send them among 100, you will not be able to find or a healer or maybe one, what is the Rahila they describe Rahila as a perfect camel, not flawless, meaning it has no flaw at all, but perfect in the sense of physically, it's perfect. You can put your luggage on it baggage on it, and it carries it, you command it and it listens to you, you travel with it, and we'll help you travel. So in a sense,
overall, it's a good camel, you can rely on it. You can trust it.
And this camel is hard to find.
Among the 100, you may be able to find one or maybe none at all. It's hard to find. So it says the same thing among humans among 100. Humans, you may be able to find that one good like really good person, or maybe not even that. So if we're lucky among the 100 human beings 99% are not and only 1% is and there is a connection between this hadith and the lifting or digging away of Amana as if it will hurry Rahim Allah is telling you that it's really hard to find a man among people that trustworthy among people, because 99% of people they have serious flaws among them, in them. And only 1% are those who can be trusted, can be trusted religiously, can be trusted in religious
Now go back to the camels.
Camels if they have flaws in them that exclude them from being among the 1%
these flaws could be physical or in character. So the camel for instance could be physically weak or sick, right? Can't help you
could be deformed in its legs and feet or back, it can carry anything. Right? Or the flaw of the camel could be in its character, meaning the character the camel is perfectly fine physically, but it's impatient, right?
You do not listen to you. This is I'm not carrying anything on my back. I can graze, you can milk me but don't put anything on my back. Or I can carry it for a short distance. But not a long travel, I won't take that or I won't listen to you. Or I am a very vengeful camel. If you do something, I'll remember it and I will hit back later. So it's a flaw in character or a physical flaw when it comes to human beings and what Allah wants from us do physical flaws count? No. So what counts?
Those in character, the spiritual flaws. So here when Allah when the prophets Allah sent him is saying that among us humans 99% will be flawed. He's not talking about physical flaws. Allah Azza doesn't care about that. But he's talking about flaws in character and flaws and Eman, flaws in trustworthiness.
There might be something good in us, but could you be trusted? Are you pleasing to Allah azza wa jal? Do you go back to him? Are you learning your religion? If we put you in a position would you perform? Well?
That is the question.
And one of the things that we learn from this hadith is first of all, we have to learn from it humility.
That is, don't think to yourself, now I understand 99% 1% And I must be among the
Okay. That's the humility that we want to learn. I'm from the 99 that 1%
Because it's ironic about his people, right? We as people, we complain about people, right? People are terrible. People are, you know, there's no character and people, people cannot be trusted. People this and this and this. So we condemn people, but in our mind, as we are condemning, we're excluding ourselves from it.
Those people are terrible, but not me. People can't be trusted, but not me. People are flooded, but not me. So when I hear hearing about this hadith, we shouldn't do this. It's not like I'm the 1%. And everybody else is the 99. No, I'm among the 99. Because the 1% is the one who's perfect. And again, we're not saying flawless meaning, no flaw at all in them. No one is that perfect, but means that they have the best of qualities when it comes to their Eman to their Salah to their to art to their Quran, but also to worldly affairs, to how much they can be trusted. And if you put them in a position, how well they perform, and they take it seriously. And if you rely on them, they come
And if they promise they fulfill,
and they're not two faced, and they're strong in the religion of Allah azza wa jal, and they will at times make mistakes. But the thing here the distinctive thing about a good person is they come back to Allah azza wa jal. So we're part of the 99. But that does not mean then Well, I'm flawed anyway. So no, no reason to try anymore. I'm part of the 99. But my goal is to be among the what? The 1%. So I always have a goal to what escape these flaws and be a better person and be a better movement and have better characters. I want to be among the 1%. But I realize also that I'm among the 99. So treaties teaches first humility.
The second thing it teaches, is not to be so disappointed with people.
All right. If your expectations are this high, expect everybody to be an idealist everybody to be perfect, everybody to keep their promise, whenever they make a promise, you will be continuously disappointed.
But you must understand that people are flood and if you understand that people have flaws, you will learn to accommodate to absorb and not to be too harsh.
So yeah, of course, right? Like you're not going to be harsh with a camel if you know that 99% of them naturally cannot be a Rahila meaning a camel that can carry you on a long journey, they naturally cannot will you be harshly hit them
you will not burden them. So if people have these flaws in them, and they have not learned yet to escape these laws, you will not burden them, meaning my expectations of you I will be that high. And you have to conform to those expectations. Have to understand
that people have limitations. So put on them what they can carry just like a camel. And if they tell you, I can't anymore, tolerate that, be patient with that and lead them to a way where they can be better. But don't be like a harsh Shepherd. If they don't listen, you hit and I don't mean physically hitting them, by lashing out by condemnation by boycotting them by thinking or giving up on them or thinking that there's no good in them, simply because they did not meet your expectations. So again, accommodating people because we understand their nature, and understanding our nature as well. And as we said, striving, thriving. So if somebody says 99% of people are
terrible, does that mean no doubt anymore? No teaching anymore? Meaning don't discipline your children don't teach them anymore. It means don't work on yourself. No.
Look at that Sahaba of the time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam how many quote unquote perfect camels they had, how many people could be put in perfect in positions and they would come through and they would fulfill the responsibilities because the prophets of Allah Allah wa salam taught them and they did not give up on them. So the more that we have of those are our hill, those perfect camels who could carry those loads, heavy loads, the better we are as an ummah, so maybe at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is was so that among 100 You can find one or maybe two, maybe it is today that among 100 You won't be able to find one or among 500 You won't be able to
find one or among 1000 We may not be able to find one. So we need to increase the percentage of those who are strong in the religion of Allah as
now the next chapter Bab a RIA Oh Asuma
so the chapter about React, what is react?
Showing off? So it comes from ruya right if you know Arabic Korea to see Surya you perform you do good things so that you would be seen, I need people to see me. Why do you want people to see you
to be praised? You want status? Right? There are ways where or times where you would want people to see you for good reasons. Can you think of a good reason why you would want people to see you doing something good?
Teaching you said, right. You had one a Dad
Okay, so inspire people, right? That's what you meant. Right?
Right, right. Right. So if you want to teach people and there is no way to teach them except to model
sets, then you will want to actually be seen if you want to inspire people. So if you know that if you pray a particular way that people will start praying that way and then you want to model that or if you are give sadaqa that other people will be inspired here to be seen is good. As long as your intention is good, you protect it.
But if you're not confident about that, or you're not strong in your Eman, high duty right, so that's the balance do I hide my deeds? Do I not hide my deed is say typically right? Hide them unless you want your teacher or you want to inspire others. That's why in Ramadan, as we said before, fasting is easier because everybody's fasting. That's why when you come to the masjid, even if you haven't been thinking about reading the Quran, but you find that someone is reading the Quran, what do you think? Maybe I should do the same thing. They pray the sooner you were in theater thinking about praying the sooner after the Salah, but you find so many people praying the Sunnah.
What do you say? Maybe I should do that becomes easy to do it in the masjid. So inspiration because you have seen and you have shown it to people. So that is a good reason. But if you're seeking status recognition, then that's not a good reason. And the other one is a summer a summer is just like showing off except that here you want to be heard. You want people to hear about what you've done, so that they would praise you so the first one is about being seen. The other one is your your good deeds are being heard and spread this or that.
So the messengers of Allah Allah He was hitting them said and there's just one Hadith in this chapter men some Massimo Allahu be woman euro euro Illa hoobie He says the one who does some meaning he does good deeds, so that he'd be known people would hear about it and he would be known so for no good reason. Some that Allah will be He Allah will disgrace him in people's ears.
Women are Euro II and the one who shows off does good things to be seen euro in the hobby Allah who will disgrace him in people's eyes. Meaning Ambala who be knuckled
Dymocks bokksu de Allah will treat him in the opposite of his intent.
His his what?
Right? He's lying. And that type of Act is it accepted? Like Sunsail let's say somebody praise or give sadaqa to be praised.
Is that an accepted a burger? That's an invalid a burger. Right? Like if someone purely does it for that it's an invalid a burger and it is *can Allah azza wa jal. Why because you're not we're praying for Allah, you're praying for somebody else. So that person because they're lying, and they know that they are lying. He does some math overall, meaning I'm doing it so that people would hear and see and I'm lying to them because it looks like I'm doing it for Allah. But I'm not I'm doing it for them because I'm lying Allah azza wa jal exposes that lie sooner or later by what as he said, some mat Allah hooby Allah disgrace ism, meaning he reveals his true intent sooner or later. So
people start what
discovering things about him that he is lying. People, you know, turn away from Him. Some of the things that he is hiding some of the mistakes they come out, why do they come out? Why did Allah as though to reveal these things about him? It's because somehow he was what? Emitting righteousness but hiding the opposite. And so Allah azza wa jal does the opposite with him. Now, does this happen in the AF era? Or in the dunya?
We say both. Definitely in the earthhero Definitely, it's because that person will be exposed.
And that famous Hadith where
the Prophet sallallahu sallam said that the first people will be thrown in hellfire, and among them is a person who give sadaqa and Allah will ask him, Why did you give sadaqa? He said, so for your sake. He said, like you've lied, you've given sadaqa so that people will say you were generous. It was said
take him to hellfire. That is how Allah exposes them. No, this is why you did it. This is your intent. This is your punishment. Everybody can see that. Right. And the same thing of the person who had learned the Quran or taught the Quran Why did you do it? For your Saikia? Allah? No, you did it so that people will say you are what? alim, you're a scholar, it was said meaning you got real reward because that's what you wanted.
So Allah to take him to hellfire and the last person is the one who had fought in Jihad who was killed Why did you do it? For your sake? Yeah, Allah. No, you fought because or so it would be said You are brave. It was said take him to hellfire. So Allah exposes that person, then and could happen in the dunya as well in how people feel about the person or discover things about him ultimately. So a person who is or intends to collect people's praise has to ask himself, is it worth it?
Is it worth it to be disgraced in the dunya and in the era is it worth it that you'd be standing in Salah
and it's not so easy to stand in Salah anyway you have to struggle? Do you want to stand in your Salah and waste the entire Salah for the sake of a human being who cannot benefit you or harm you
and what do you get from him?
But what is the maximum that you can get from that person? He praises you? Masha Allah this person is knowledgeable Masha, Allah is eloquent, masha Allah, He gives a lot of money, meaning what words but that person who likes you now, tomorrow can what hate you.
Because the hearts are in the hands of who? Allah azza wa jal soo trying to get something from that person that is ultimately unreliable and doesn't pay. And it doesn't last, he could fight with a person in this dunya. They could be brothers like blood brothers. And he could fight over something and you may not speak for the rest of your lives. So human praise and recognition and love is unreliable for you to sell yourself for it.
So whenever you find yourself and this is what is important about this and about the heart because it's corrupt the heart. Now the whole thing. The whole chapter is about what are the battery the chapter softness of God is about the heart. So praying for somebody else corrupts the heart. So you have to fight it. And you have to pull your heart back to Allah as origin. So if you find yourself while praying, thinking about and praying for somebody else.
If by attending the masjid or putting on your hijab or giving Dawa, you're doing I'm doing it for somebody else, pull your heart back to Allah xojo And ask Allah for support and
Say, I'm not gonna get anything from them. But again, everything from Allah as though to fight and struggle. And don't let your heart go, don't surrender to it. And in the Salah right while in the Salah times you may begin the salah for Allah azza wa jal
then react can come in,
somebody comes into the room, somebody comes into the masjid.
And now your heart is saying,
it's for this person to
don't surrender fight, is he Oh, that we learn in a shaytani R rajim. I don't care if he sees or not, I don't care if he praises or not, this has to be for Allah as a soldier, and concentrate in your Salah and keep asking Allah for support. And as long as you're fighting and struggling like that your Salah is valid.
But if give up on it, and you give it to somebody else, you lose your Salah.
And same thing with giving sadaqa you want to give sadaqa and maybe you're giving it in the masjid and some people could see.
Now there are two things that you can do if you can hide it.
Then what? Hide it. Why?
Because that's the easiest. That's the easiest thing. Hide it, you don't have to struggle is the least possibility of RIA of showing off in because no one is seeing.
And, you know, as a side note, we should always tried to do things, some things in secret,
just to strengthen it last in our hearts. It can be that all of your thoughts, all of your obedience happens in public. If there's somebody around you, meaning you pray, because somebody's around, you give sadaqa because somebody's around, you breathe Quran because somebody is around what happens when no one is around you.
Now there has to be things that you do when no one is around you. Good deeds, plan for that. So if you can do it in secret, do it in secret privately. If you can do that particular a bad in private than as you're doing it publicly fight with yourself and say the law as a surgeon, I don't care about people Lilla as voted for the corner but people and keep asking Allah for a floss. That's the struggle that we want to maintain. And that is how you keep your heart pure and close to Allah xojo And it's not enslaved by and two other people will love
the following chapter at the 36 and body titled that Babel ninja had enough so if you thought Atilla the one who strives with himself, for the sake of Allah or in the obedience of Allah azza wa jal meaning he is striving, Tjahaja whatever you fighting, fighting with yourself, to obey Allah.
And there's an interesting Hadith that he puts here that you may not immediately see the connection between the title of the chapter and the Hadith itself, but it is there.
And this is narrated by my other blue gerbil oral the Allahu Anhu he says by Anna Anna are the food Nabi SallAllahu Sallam he was I was writing on an animal behind right behind the prophets a lot. He said, meaning just the two of us.
So the Prophet is riding and right behind him. The only thing between me and him is the back of the saddle, or something similar to back of the saddle. I mean, I'm very close to him. So while he was and why is he saying that? So that you know that he really heard that's how close I was.
So the prophets Allah was sitting them said yam will add
he says, oh, we'll have more I've said the BKR rasool Allah He was deep he says libido Sadiq love Baker means yes and yes.
Right. Any I'm here I'm listening. Yes. And yes, I'm eager. Yes. The Oh prophet of Allah, I'm responding to you. So the baker Yes. And yes.
And so they they mean they say either it means happiness unhappiness, or I'm willing I'm willing something like that. Meaning like I'm present I'm listening whatever you want to tell me tell me right? And that's an expression that the Arabs have what so and so the Baker was like I'm available I'm here just tell me what you want. That's what it means right? So the prophets already said them he said Yeah, well if he will add some will add says that.
For masala saya the Prophet doesn't say anything. He just they keep walking for writing for a while. Then he says the MO
he says the Beco Assadi doesn't say anything they keep writing. Then they say yam will either Naja is Mo son of Jebel. He says the Beco as the chaos will Allah so I'm here I'm listening. I'm eager. Why does the prophets of salaam repeat that three times?
full attention in a pay attention to what's going to come next. That's why more ad like kinda like wake up
and he doesn't say anything. And why leaves it right that's the politeness of the hustle haba had it doesn't say anything and this is what you just told me what it doesn't like just leaves it because he knows something is to come. And again yeah more ad now yeah more other knowledgeable says okay like pay attention to what is being said as is held to three Mahakala here either a bad day do you know what Allah's rights upon His servants is?
And again hear why does he asked him first?
So he could what? Think about it? And when the Prophet gives him the answer, the answer will stick. So he didn't just feed him. He tells him Do you know what the right that Allah has upon his list servants are, he says Allah and His Messenger know best. He says, the rights of Allah on his servant is that they worship Him, and do not associate anyone with him. That's the right that Allah has upon all of us. worship him. Don't associate anyone with him. Then he
they wrote for a while. Then you say Yeah, well, I love Najib. But again, it says the Bayko Assadi. He says, Do you know what the what rights the servants have upon Allah as a virgin? If they do that? He said Allah and His Messenger know best. He says, the right that the servants have upon Allah if they do that is that he does not punish them.
So there are two rights here.
The rights of Allah upon the slaves and servants of Allah has voted upon His creation, and they have a right back.
So what is the right that Allah has upon all of us, to worship him? Associate no partners. That is an obligation. In fact, that's the greatest obligation. And that is the greatest jihad.
That is the greatest jihad, you're created for this, you were not created.
To be a particular professional. That's something that you like to do, and it's permissible, you weren't created to collect money. So you were created for that. Even you weren't even created primarily primarily to get married and have kids all of these things Allah wants, but that's not the primary reason, what's the primary reason to worship Allah azza wa jal inertias, no one with him. So that is the greatest jihad. And if you do this, then you fulfilled the reasons of your existence. And you have fulfilled your true humanity. If you really want to be a true human being, that's how to be a true human being.
You want to be a truly good person. This is how you be, you want to fulfill your potential, right? Walt was talking about potentials and what we can do on your real potential. That's how you fulfill your potential. Everything else disappears. At the end, right? So your titles, when you're retired, or when you're being put into the grave, where do they go? They go away, and your family, what happens to them, they go away, and your money goes away, nothing, nothing goes into the grave with you except this thing. So the fullest realization of you as a human being,
and as a good person, is to worship Allah alone, associate none with him.
And the reason why you say that there's a connection between this and the previous hadith is the previous hadith is about showing off about someone who did not want Allah Zoda. But he wanted somebody else and something else. So he gave the precious thing and the most precious thing that he has, which is a bad to someone other than Allah.
A bar that is special, you can give your profession to other than Allah as Georgia and you could be a doctor for the sake of the dunya. No, though, not advisable. It doesn't actually help you, as a human being, you could be a lawyer for the sake of the dunya for the sake of money, you don't get punished because of that. So you don't get punished. But you may not be a good person eventually, if the only thing you'll care about is the dunya. But you cannot be a scholar, a religious scholar for the sake of the dunya. That's forbidden. You cannot read the Quran for the sake of the dunya. That's forbidden. You cannot give sadaqa for the sake of the dunya because these are so precious. They can
only be given to Allah as
so here, it takes jihad. That's why mangia had enough Sofia attended the one who strives against or with himself to obey Allah that takes jihad to worship Allah alone and have no partners with him that takes jihad.
Right. That really takes jihad to remember Allah not forget
to him to pray on time to fast right? To give money in Syria on sadaqa? Does this not take jihad? Hajj? Is it easy? Takes Jihad raising your kids, right? Is it easy? The way that Allah wants against the tide of corruption we see in the world today is that easy. You have to find the entire world to be able to raise your kids, right? That's all jihad.
So you have to fight and struggle with yourself to obey Allah as xojo What is Allah give you in return?
This is the right that you have. Now, here, interestingly, the right that you have, is the right that Allah had given you. No one can force Allah to do anything. It's a promise from Allah. Just like when you if you don't have to do a particular thing, but you promised to do it. You obligate it on yourself, right? But you're free not to.
But because you're a man of your word, you will do it. And Allah azza wa jal, there's no one truest in speech than Allah. So if he promises he fulfills, that's the right that we say that the servants of Allah have upon Allah, not that they could force anything. But Allah azza wa jal is the one who said I'll do it is that if you do this, you don't get punished, meaning you enter Jannah and you win, this is this the ultimate win. And if you win, Jana, then you would have won everything else. Say, like, if you win that single thing, then you did not lose anything in
the dunya in the dunya. And that's kind of the what people agonize over internally, if you lost something in the dunya, you could blame yourself. You could say, I'm not as lucky as other people. I'm not as fortunate that other people, I didn't get to marry, I didn't get to have kids. I didn't have to have good kids. I am not rich. I'm not living in a good place. I'm plagued with sickness and illnesses. I am you always think about these things, especially when you compare yourself to other people, right? And you agonize over this, I'm not as successful, I'm not as smart, I'm not as healthy, and so on, and so on. These are our regrets for you. If Allah has to do the work to take
you and put you in Jannah, and this will be your final destination. That's it.
Are you going to regret being sick in the dunya,
you will not remember, I mean, you will remember, but you're not going to remember any of the agony of the dunya. You'll remember I was sick, but it's not going to feel that you're actually sick, you're not going to remember that pain, you're going to complain about not having a wife or a husband in the dunya you'll be married. And Jen, you're going to be complaining about not having kids in the dunya you'll have kids engine, you'd be worried about you know, not being rich. In general, you'll have everything you want.
So what is regret?
None. So if you win that thing, you've won everything. And if you've lost that thing, you've lost everything, even if you're the most fortunate and wealthiest person on earth. You know, the people that you look at today, and you say, I wish I could be that person. Sometimes I could I wish I could be that person who on a whim, he could decide he can fly wherever he wants. By whatever he wants, he can get all the women he wanted, or all the fans he wanted or all whatever he wants, he can get. I wish I could be that person. If that person were to end up in Jahannam would he say where at least I was living large Indonesia.
I had it all in the dunya that'd be enough. Even as a human being right even as a human being right now. If you had everything in the dunya and was taken away from you would you would say yes, I am sick. Yes, I'm homeless. Yes on this, but at least I was rich. I'm okay with this. Now.
The thing that was in the past would seem like a dream in the dunya itself, right? Which seemed like a dream. So in the ashram also. So that's is the, the jihad that we have to undergo, and we have to press ourselves and push ourselves because Jana requires that from us.
The second one was over the second chapter, sorry 37 Babel to Waldo and at the welder is humility, to be humble.
Right, meaning that this is something
that you should seek. It should be a character that you have and it should be a character in your heart.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in Allah O Haley until Allah Allah revealed to me, be humble, humble yourselves hatherleigh Yes, hello Bhagwan alibabacom Anabat so
that you don't boast about something over somebody else. You don't hold yourself higher than somebody else meaning lower yourself. Humble yourself before Allah azza wa jal and human beings as well.
And here we have two Hadith
the first one and it says, the prophets of Allah he was setting them had a camel.
And the name of that camel was about
what cannot lead to smoke, that camel
that belong to the prophets Allah Sydenham was the fastest camel, because these two have races. So races among horses, raises them on camels. So among the camels, this camel was the fastest no one can outrun it. Right It was known that the candle of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam if any in any race comes with first always Aleph Ajah or RBU and Anika O'Donoghue for subaqua. So a Bedouin came and he had a camel and the camel was a younger camel. So he came, and he raised with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam on that camel, and that Arabi one, for the first time that any camel could outrun the camel of the prophets, a lot of you said them for the first time. hulufish did the 30
gallon Muslimeen that was hard for the Muslims to see. Right? Why was that hard for the Muslims to see? Because of course they love the profits a lot. You're setting them right. And so when you love someone, let's think of your kid. And think of your kid running a race and your kid always winning is always number one. And then if one of those times somebody beats him, that comes hard for you right to see why? Because you always want your kid to be the best. So they love the Prophet's Alehissalaam so much that anything that is connected to him somebody has and even if it's an animal has to be the best in their eyes. Especially that it was for the longest time it was now this
unknown camel comes and outruns the capital of the prophets a lot he was setting them and you know that was so he said difficult for Muslims to see. But it doesn't didn't say that it was difficult for the Prophet to see it was difficult for Muslims to see. And they said subarea cattle outdoor Al Akbar Al Akbar was outrun
something was faster, someone was faster. So the prophets Allah Allah wa salam said, in the Haqqani Allah He and therefore I che and Amina dunya Illa Allah, it is incumbent upon Allah Azzawajal that nothing rises from the dunya except that he puts it down.
That is a Hadith Subhanallah if you understand it, it first it gives you a lot of wisdom, but also frees you of the Dunia
that it's incumbent, it has to be the who made it so that it has to be Allah. Again, no one forces Allah that it should be this way. But Allah made it so that he said, I'm gonna make it this way. It has to be this way. So this is a pattern in this dunya that nothing of this dunya rises, except that ALLAH must put it down again. So that's the nature of the dunya it has no stability to it, it cannot maintain
a rice, it must fall. So whatever you rises from the dunya, not from the Dean, but from the dunya must fall back. You see you like what we see, like everything
to begin with us. Alright, so how do we begin?
Hola, hola. Hola. Hola, como la medalla in Valdez laughing clue, the Magellan by the echo chamber. fNo Shaybah. So Allah, Allah created you and your week, then after that weakness, you became strong, then after that strength, you came but weak and old. So you rise, and then you must fall.
And as you are progressing in life at different stages of life, your power of comprehension, your physical strength, your power of deduction, goes up. But it has to come down.
has to come down even if it's a little bit but it has to come down.
And nations does apply to nations. Absolutely. It's the same path. So a nation, you know, starts weak and become strong and some nations become so strong that become empires, and at the height of their strength. And it is actually the same with us as individuals at the height of a national strength, the Empire strength. They think they're what no one is stronger than us, and we will last forever, and we are the greatest thing on earth that have ever happened. The Romans believed it. The Greeks believed it. The British believed it us believes it right, the greatest nation that has ever been on Earth
Earth is us, right? That's what they say about themselves. And they don't see the crumbling little by little, they don't see the crumbling taking place, and the collapse taking place, because it has to happen this way. So I had said it, maybe I should do me nakawa, who is stronger than us, at the height of their strength, who is stronger than us than the collapse. So all nations have to pass through this. They go up, and they come down technological strength, and they fall military strength, and they fall everything is like that. And also entertainers, celebrities, people of faith, they go up, and then what the must fall, the if you know this about the dunya, if you observe
it, and you see it, time after time, time after time, can you trust it?
No, because if you hold on to something, you know that it will fail you goes up, it must fall.
Even if people you know, they celebrate you, and they like you and then you're everything. Yeah, there's a strength to that. Or there's a an intensity to it. But then they'll get tired. And they they'll move on and they'll forget about you. So if you are attached to the dunya, you will be so severely disappointed. And that includes everything, meaning I'm happy as long as I'm healthy. Please, what are you going to do when you start losing your health?
What happens, or I'm happy as long as I'm successful, professionally, what happens when you lose your job or
depressed, or if you have to retire, that's your whole life.
Or I have, I'll be happy only and when I get married. And I have kids though, what happens if God forbid
somebody dies or end up getting a divorce or what happens to you. Or if you don't get the chance to get married, what happens? So if your attachment and your happiness is about the dunya, then that is going to rise and that is going to collapse and it's going to shatter you and it does this. So you cannot trust the dunya like that. And you cannot trust anything in it so much that you think that it will last you. So when you look at the dunya around you, you know it rises, be prepared for the time that is going to fall. And this is not designed to depress you. Or gives you anxiety, oh Subhan Allah to have it now it must I must be lost. It's not about this, it's about freeing you from
dependence on it. And trusting Allah has xojo
and if something it will be lost, or if it diminishes, Allah could replace it right? Allah could replace it. And Allah could fill your heart with satisfaction and interest in something else that could supersede the thing that you lost. So don't worry about the dunya so much whatever is lost of it is replaceable
is the important thing is not to be so attached to it, and reliant on it. So Subhan Allah the Prophet sallallahu Sallam understood this, yes, this camel outruns every other camel, but it can't do this forever. Allah must bring it down
and accompany the biggest company on Earth to date is that going to last? It can't. It can't, it rises, you know, and it reaches its height, its might and it must start descending and eventually disappears, and something else takes its place. And that is the dunya. So if you understand that very well about the dunya, as we said, it frees you from it, and if frees your heart from it,
meaning like because in the beginning of it if
if your comfort of your happiness of your joy, if your security is in the dunya and you know that you're going to lose it in the initially you will panic. Right? Like if somebody loves life so much you tell him that he's going to die, what he does he do panics. What do I do, then? What do I have? So you have to find something that gives you security, refuge, what is the refuge law as an only thing because this entire world ends, what's the only thing that can give you stability? Allah xojo of continuity, security Allah as Surgeon. That's why knowing the reality of the dunya pushes you towards Allah has his origin. But if the shaitaan wants to deceive you, or take you away from Allah,
He makes you believe that the dunya will last for you.
the following Hadith and that is a longer Hadith and that is a an important Hadith.
It is where the prophets Allah Allah was sitting themselves in the law of God. Allah said so this is a statement from Allah zuiden so all of that is something that Allah had said but on the tongue of the prophets all they said him who recorded it, man idly when he *a
then to who will have the one who takes my Willie the what do you have Allah as an enemy adopts him as an enemy. Allah says that I have declared or I will not I let him know that I'm declared war on him. If you take the value of Allah as an enemy, Allah saying, I'm letting you know that I'm declaring war on you, then let's continue. And my servant does not come close to me with something that I love more than what I've obligated on him. and my servant will continue to come close to me with voluntary good deeds, until I love him. And if I love him, I'll be his sense of hearing by which he hears and his sense of sight by which he sees and his hand by which he grabs and his foot
by which he walks. And if he asked me, what he said, elleni loyalty and now if he asks me, I will give him and if you seeks my protection, I will protect him. And when Allah also says, and I did not hesitate in doing something that I wanted to do, my hesitation and in taking the soul of the believer, he hates death, and I hate to discomfort him,
hate to upset him. And that is a beautiful Hadith and needs to be understood properly. Right.
So in the beginning, Allah has voted saying man either legally and then to who will harm the one who takes my weenie as an enemy.
I declare war on him. So we have understand first of all, who or what is a wedding of Allah azza wa jal, the value of Allah azza wa jal is the one who is very close to Allah, whom Allah loves.
When he that word when he is from proximity to be close to something, right, so in the Arabic If you see something yearly something Something comes right after that. Move Allah in the window if you study more Allah meanings that the obligations of the Lord need to follow each other one after the other. You don't stop in the middle, that's mulwala so that word Wilaya already means what? Proximity nearness so the Willie is one who is near Allah xojo meaning near Allah in what? taqwa and in Iman. Right? Okay. And that in that hola hola. He Lucha finale? himolla homea has unknown Alladhina amanu what can we get the horn? They said that the best definition of who is a worry of
Allah oxygen is given by Allah in the Quran where Allah says about who is Awali Alladhina amanu? What can we have to hone those who have Iman and have Taqwa continuous Dakhla that's the best definition of Awali of Allah has origin for a long period, it seems in Muslim history. Their idea of a windy and popular idea of only was what? Someone who was Do you have an idea who would be a Willie, which is a wrong idea, by the way.
Yes, some words those who are monks, those who are eccentric, odd like someone who would be so odd that does not meet make even sense when he speaks wearing or dressed in rags, almost homeless or is homeless, eats from the garbage?
Seriously, like for at one point in
Muslim history, when they would see that person and he's speaks in riddles in the USA, we said doesn't make sense. They say he is so strange because he's a What are you Allah Zota don't say anything to him. Because if he just insults you, the you will be doomed. Alright, so the Crazy, right or the you know, those with mental health issues, and those who are have been the outskirts of society, that became the idea of a Willie, and it has its history. But that's not the definition of a wali or the other idea of a wali is someone who has a big turban right, and the big you know, to see her around his neck and again, dressed in rags or patches on his clothes. And if he walks in,
you got to kiss his hand and if you dare object to him, what happens to you? That's it, you get paralyzed, you get sick, just if he's angry with you. That's it. If you just object and say, How come you tell us to do this and it's wrong or how come you doing like a public sin and how could you? How could you speak to a Willie like that? So it was corrupted.
So we say that if you want to understand who are Willie is in the Omo Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam the best of the Olia of Allah xojo is Abu Bakr and Omar Northman and Ali, the Sahaba of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. All of them that's the best better best of Olia. Look at
The tab you're in, right the scholars among the terrain and the worshipers among tab atba. They weren't as the popular image that we described people who are eccentric people who are living on the outskirts of society who eat from the garbage. They were well balanced, smart, wise people who worship Allah as though day and night. So you want to know what what he looks like obika The Alon Omar Earthman in it. So, we have to differentiate between the true image of a wali and definition and one that is not. So when Allah azza wa jal is talking about when he here he's talking about when he who worships Allah and follows the obligation stays away from the Haram so anyway, if a person
opposes or what have you of Allah azza wa jal, and he takes him as an enemy. Allah says what?
I declare war on you.
Now can anyone withstand a war from Allah Zuta? could you survive could you when such a thing? So why do why is it that Allah is declaring war on someone who opposes his what he like that? Because Allah loves his body so much that he defends him. As it says in the Quran, Allah defends the believers. And this is what is so near Allah Zota that Allah loves him so much that he stands up for him. And if somebody hurts him, Allah wit defends him. And Allah azza wa jal, you know will take care of him.
And that, just the beginning of the Hadith tells you about how much love Allah azza wa jal is offering everyone who is close to him. This is how much Allah is willing to defend you, when you close to him. And each Muslim, by the way has his portion of Wilaya we may not be at the highest level of Wilaya nearness to Allah. But as long as you are a believing man and a woman and you're worshiping and you're praying, you will have a portion of being holy. And you have a portion of Allah's defense, and you definitely have a portion of Allah's love
with me so far, you do.
So, why would a person oppose a what do you Allah as surgeons, we say that if a person opposes a what do you have Allah? Because of religious reasons, then it's obvious why
Allah would hate that person and would declare war on him, meaning you hate a weenie because they pray or because they're honest, or because they're spreading the Sunnah. Or because they're engaged in jihad, meanings that you hear you hate something that Allah loves these actions or actions that Allah loves. And if you hate a person because of that, then you're hating Allah azza wa jal. So that's one explanation. The other explanation is that no, if you actually hate a willy unjustly, and you hurt them, and they're not hurting you back, and you fabricate things about them, and you attack them and all and on and on and on, yes, Allah xojo could come to their aid. And Allah xojo could do
something to their attackers, and to these fabricators. Because that person is close to Allah azza wa jal.
And the example of that,
I mean, maybe among many examples was sad of not of your cause. Or the Allahu Anhu is a Sahabi. And it was known that he was muda woo da,
da was accepted. Right? So, and one of those days, somebody on more than one occasion, somebody came and accused him of this and that falsely and suddenly will cause he said, Yeah, Allah, if you know that he's lying, and he's doing this for wrong reasons, than do this and this and that to him. For one person. He said, He, I'll take his eyesight.
You lost his eyesight.
Right? He lost his eyesight.
So why would Allah accept that from Saddam and ABI Waqqas?
Because he was right, suddenly, our cause was right, the other person was in the wrong and sadhu Bacchus was close to Allah as Zoda. That is, as it says, In the Lhasa, last part of the Hadith, if he asks me, I'll give it
if he asks me, I'll give it but why is it that and that is kind of a beautiful connection here. Why is it that when he asks Allah Allah will give it
is because what Allah asks of him, he gives to Allah.
Right? If Allah asks this person, something, he gives it to Allah. And so in return, when that person asks that Allah for something, Allah gives it to him, you see how it works? Allah tells him pray, fast, stay away from the Haram he does this, this this, this this. So in return when that person wants something from Allah, Allah gives it to him.
And we don't mean here that anything and everything
right and even the prophets of Allah, Allah you it was him I had asked Allah for certain things Allah did not give
so don't think that oh, I'm just going to be the best Muslim that I can. So I can ask Allah for everything and then get everything doesn't work like that. There are certain things that Allah will never give, right? And certain things that Allah will give to you. Plus, it would be really a bad intention for you to simply say, I'm just gonna obey so much because I want something back from Allah azza wa jal like this and that, that really is not the good intention for your a bad. So anyway. So if a person like that like harms a what do you have Allah azza wa jal intentionally, and that one of Allah is innocent and you keep doing it. There's a potential that Allah azza wa jal
could avenge his Wali, protect his wali and harm the attacker back so that they would stop and one of some of them some of the scholars would say that is why you need to be careful with every Muslim less they be what are what do you have Allah as though done and you don't know. So don't harm your neighbor, you know, without justification don't harm so on So whether you know them or not, don't have harm a family member because you do not know really? Who is the value of Allah Zota and who is not so don't harm people because if you do and you end up harming our Willie, you'd be in opposition to Allah azza wa jal, right.
The second part of it where he Allah as Buddha says that a servant of Mine does not come close to me with something that I love more than what I've obligated.
So what Allah loves the most among entire Sharia, what Allah loves the most is what the obligations, Salah Zeca, had all the obligations and included in the obligations staying away from the haram.
So if all the voluntary acts are difficult for you to do to remember, you focus on the obligations. And if you focus on the obligations, you could be saved, you could be saved.
And that is for anyone who wants to come close to Allah azza wa jal
that is the first path. How do I come back to Allah? What do I focus on? And say, look at whatever Allah had obligated on you at this particular instance, and do it that's what Allah loves the most. So should I read the Quran and delay my salah or pray on time?
Play But reading the Quran is a good thing. Why not?
You can do it later. And reading the Quran is volunteer sooner, right?
Exactly. It's a Sunday you can do it any time but Salah is now. So you do you ever saw that now?
Right? Like for instance, you know, that's, that's just the example that comes to mind. Let's suppose for instance, that in Ramadan, you're gonna stay up for Tara, we had tahajjud because of it miss vajor
Which is better a fetcher or 200 anomala federal say if you're gonna miss one of the two which one should you miss?
Miss Miss you miss Mr. tarawih. But don't miss your future.
But because we concentrate so much on tarawih and tahajjud. And not so much on February because February is throughout the year, we actually may actually put or give priority to tahajjud and tarawih over a failure because failure is what is just a Salah. But this is special. But rather you should look at what Allah loves not or what people love and focus on. Right? So if you want to get the love of Allah, the obligations, that's the first step, focus on that. Right. The second thing is, and my servant will continue to come close to me with the voluntary deeds until I love him. That's the second step after you take care of the obligations, now you say I want to do more. Or he
said I want to feel the love of Allah I want Allah to love me. I want to like I finally want to feel the sweetness of iman What do I do after the obligations is a no start adding voluntary deeds because each one will bring you closer to Allah and will bring you more of the love of Allah azza wa jal
so sunnah before and after the Salah, vicar of Allah azza wa jal reading of the Quran, voluntary sadaqa helping people whatever you can you do, and you start claiming in the love of Allah azza wa jal
and till Allah loves you, hetero hippo
right hetero hippo for either I have to so when I love him like a person asked, then what happens when Allah loves me had the hippo so when I love him, I'll be the sense of hearing by which he hears and the sense of sight by which he sees and his hand and his foot or his leg.
What does that mean?
Has a couple of meanings and they come complete each other. It means first of all that that person will see with the light of Allah here with the light of Allah, and Allah will aid him. Allah will protect him.
So that when he sees, alright, Allah guides his sight
so that he sees things, right, and has perception that other people may not have as much of
when he hears things, he hears things. And I'm not saying he has superpowers. No, I'm not saying that. But he's saying that he could see the truth in things and he can hear the truth in things. And Allah as it elicits his sight and blesses his ear.
And Allah blesses his hand will come together, I'll be his hand mean Allah blesses His hand. So when he does something, he stopped something Allah puts Baraka in it. And same thing where he goes,
and Allah Allah also Allah shields it.
So that when that person wants to hear, so either that Allah does it, or that person does it, they complete each other. So that one person wants to hear something, Allah takes away sin away from him. And he hears what Allah it's pleasing to Allah. When he wants to see something. Because he loves Allah so much when he sees the Haram he looks away.
That's why I will be his eyesight, meaning he only sees by me what a way does. What does Allah want me to see?
See, see how like his his whole mindset, his whole body starts changing. He wants to listen to something. What guides your ears, by the way,
when you want to listen to anything, what guides you,
you have some color, I feel like Right? So you listen to what you feel like. And sometimes it's good for you and sometimes it's not good for you but for that person, what guides his heart, his hearing, what is it that Allah wants me to hear? So he turns his head to listen to what Allah loves? Because Allah loves him. And then he starts looking at things that Allah wants him to look at. Because he says, what is it that Allah wants me to look at not this but this. So he sees by Allah, and hears by Allah, and does by Allah, and walks by Allah azza wa jal, and he is guided by Allah and blessed by Allah azza wa jal. So that's is what it means. And then he says, what a nice to either neither or
either. Now, if he seeks my protection, I'll protect him.
Now, of course, this doesn't mean that no harm touches or what do you have Allah as origin? Right?
Then he was the prophets, Allah who said, I'm hurt prefeasibility Allah and the sake of Allah. Right? So it doesn't invalidate what we're saying. But it does mean that Allah is limited eventually does that.
And meuk Matt, that person may say, Allah protect me from the harm of so and so. And Allah may do so and protect him from the person harm, or Allah has certain may allow that person to harm him for good reasons. And then Allah as a later will take his right from the person who had wronged him.
So it shouldn't be like the case that if you read this hadith, or you're a believer, you think that you are invincible. Once I believe in Allah asserted that said, there were prophets of Allah that were killed.
They were killed, you're not going to be more precious to Allah than a prophet of Allah azza wa jal, but it means that since you're closer to Allah, Allah listens to you more.
And Allah protects you more. And Allah guides you more. And you will feel that
you will feel that you will feel Allah's protection. And you will feel Allah's guidance, how he protected you from something by closing a door and you will find how I use it that I'm trying to do this, but it's not working. And you discover later on that there was great danger in it or great harm in it great haram in it. Allah was protecting you from something or you ask for something and it just comes your way. And how is it that is just a panel of came my way and Allah accepted the DUA like that. That would be an additional confirmation to all of us, or to those of us that this happens to that Allah is there because he just asked Allah for it and it's happened. And that
increases the love that you have for Allah azza wa jal so you see actual manifestations, proof of that, by what how Allah as though did shows you signs. For some people, it's dreams.
For some people, it's you know, as we said, accepted to, for some people, it's protection from harm for some people, it's good things that come to you without you even asking in ways that would be maybe different from one person to the other, but you will see it if you're close to Allah xojo And this is not something that someone can predict on your behalf. This is something that Allah will show you. And it will be your own personal connection and experience that no one knows except you and Allah.
As the origin, right? And by the way, if a person is confused about any of these things, is this from Allah or not?
What should you do?
if you're ever confused, because the shaytaan plays with you. In the beginning, it is said famously about,
was it Cardinal Giovanni or himolla, one of the great scholars and worshipers in Islam is is one of those those times he was worshipping Allah as Odin. He was like a fervent, devoted worshipper of Allah. And then while he was worshiping Allah azza wa jal, he was alone. All of a sudden, there was a great light in front of him that appeared and he had a voice coming from that light. And that light was telling him he says, oh, Abdulkadir I've seen your devotion I've seen you're a badass I am Allah as origin. And I'm flooding you know that you don't have to pray anymore. You've reached the level of perfection. And then AbdulQadir Rahim Allah because he was what scholar he was an ignorant.
He's a spit on that light. And he said that, oh, that we love him in a shakedown regime and it just disappeared.
Right? So the shaytaan could play with you right? So if you don't know that he's not good. Have you seen dreams on your way to Allah azza wa jal on the path of devotion? Because start Have you seen dreams? And you're the melody or you're the next prophet or? Yeah, seriously? Right? You are What do you have Allah azza wa jal, you have an important message you should give to humanity and this and that. If you're not sure is this from Allah or not seek a reliable person of knowledge and ask him I'm seeing this in my dreams is like, is that true? Or somebody's playing with me, and they'll be able to let you let you know. So then Allah said,
Well, my thought of that too fishy in NFL, I did not hesitate in doing something that I was going to do. The way that I hesitate in taking the soul of a believer. He hates death, and I hate to disturb him. Or
for him to feel bad.
Okay, Messiah, anything that upsets him.
So, somebody may say, Allah hesitates, right? Law hesitates, like we hesitate. Right? We hesitate. Like, I don't know if I should do this or not that so we hesitate. Our hesitation comes because of what because we don't know the full consequences of what we want to do. We don't know the full benefits or harm or what to do so so should I take this job or not? I'm hesitating, should I go here and get married or not move here or not hesitate? You don't know where right and wrong is but with Allah Azza did he knows everything. So what does it mean for Allah to hesitate? Exactly what it says in the Hadith, two conflicting desires, but Allah knows what he's going to do. But he says I have
these two conflicting desires. One, I don't want to upset the believer.
On the other hand, he has to die.
So that's the hesitation meaning ALLAH oxygen on the one hand, doesn't want to do it on the on the on the other, he has to do it. So he does it. But he has it with also the feeling that he doesn't want to do it. That's the hesitation. It's not a weakness. It's not Allah doesn't know. Doesn't it's not that Allah as though to the stops and out they will die and it confused about what to do. Oh, the biller, that's not the case, hesitation meaning that there's this feeling and that feeling.
And what is it Allah azza wa jal says, matter that I did not hesitate in a thing. You know how great Allah is.
And how Allah hasn't existed from eternity to eternity, he did not hesitate in doing anything. Like I hesitate in the taking the soul of a believer, mean you could be that person,
that Allah azza wa jal cares about you so much that he doesn't want to upset you.
said, we say this to people who say Allah doesn't care.
I Allah doesn't care. He said, Allah cares so much, if you're close to him, that he doesn't want to upset you.
And that's why you know, even in death, you have to die here but like if he doesn't want to take your soul, and that's just because of how you feel. So Allah does care about your feelings.
If you care about Allah azza wa jal, Allah cares about you.
So inshallah let's stop here in sha Allah and see what questions you may have and we'll continue in sha Allah
with our chapters next week we in the last module
will give you a moment to think of questions till the end
to further add that comment yes
someone was confused how
they used to do this had
a couple of thoughts
you really need exactly exactly what
you will pay for the shade done?
to remember is to hire
no, I'm Zack Aloka. So the brothers adding a comment that when I'm going to rumble or himolla was dying.
Something similar happened to him meaning the, his son was trying to give him that alkanes let's see that email Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah. So that will be your last statement. And humble was saying, no, no, he was kind of in the stupors of death. So you fall out of consciousness and then regained consciousness, right? That's what happens when you die. So he would be saying as he is struggling with death, he would say no, no. And the reason why he was saying no, no is as he explained to his son as he regained consciousness. He's saying I, as I lose consciousness, I'm seeing the Shavonne
as I'm saying, okay, and the shaytaan is speaking to me and I'm telling him no, no, no, no. So it means that if this happens to Ahmed Mohammed Rahim Allah and the hammer no humble
is a great scholar and a great person. Rahmatullah Alayhi Of course, or you could be attended by the shaytaan at the moment of death, and that's why you need Baraka lafay That's what you need Allah xojo to fix and stabilize your heart at that moment so that it doesn't waver and so that the last statement would be either in Allah so that you understand not like a Lo Fi gueguen That is not so easy when you want to die to see that Eli Allah and then that's it right you can it could be tested at that moment to Allah
so you're fixing your Salah because of him or because of yourself
right. So, if a person commits so if a person is praying and as as a person enters they start to improve their Salah and perfected because they know that somebody is around that is a minor ship this is should Kanazawa because now you're a bad as being given to somebody else other than Allah Zoetic. And if a person doesn't fight that in their Salah could invalidate the entire saga, right? Meaning the salah itself would become invalid because I was praying from somebody else. I was in praying for Allah azza wa jal. So that's why we said as long as you fight it, your Salah is valid. But if you surrender to it and give your Salah to that person, there'll be no reward in it because
it's just one single a beta from one end to the other. Just like if you lose your window in the middle, masala is invalid. So if you lose your intention in the middle, your Salah would be invalid. And a point that you added is also worth emphasizing, which is the pride you write. Sometimes you pray because you admire yourself. Sometimes it's for somebody else. And they call that OG on if you do it for somebody else that RIA or some, if you do it for yourself because you admire yourself they call it urge for self admiration, because I'm a great person, so I should be doing it so that would be worshiping yourself as you said and that would be also a minor shift.
But even shallow so last scan from one side to the other leave just going to look at it. We'll see we have Nila as of June next week. So hi Nicola where we have a shadow ally the hill and as the Federica hamdulillah