Softeners of the Heart #18
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah he while early he was CIBJO Salam low in the critical issue critical Hosni Verda take Loma Linda million fauna when fatten that'd be my LinkedIn I was in Edmond autobill al Amin,
chapter 30, AIDS from GitHub or recaulk, the softness of the heart. And the title of this chapter is Babel coding the vs on Allahu Allah. He was a number eight to anniversa iteca team.
The title of the chapter is the Hadith that will soon follow what he said Sal, Allah Azza wa salam i and the hour were sent like these, the index finger and the middle finger.
And the title continues because the lukari adds in addition to that hadith, an area where Allah says mama I'm Russa it Illa Kalam Hill Vasari who are caught up in Allah Allah quilici In Kadir
he says Subhana wa to Allah and the coming of the hour is like the blink of an eye, or faster or quicker than that, indeed, Allah can do all
so the coming of the hour, which is something that is incredible, unimaginable because it's the end of this world.
The end of all life on it, LA Zoo Joneses, Callum Hill Vasa, it's like a blink of an eye, it's all of a sudden, and it's very quick.
So it's a panel live in wonder the Majesty of Allah azza wa jal that all of this could end, in a blink of an eye.
And all the affairs of Allah azza wa jal are like that, that Allah could do anything or end to anything in the blink of an eye.
So that tells you, among the many things that it tells you about how trivial this life is, that could end in a blink of an eye, and we don't consider it something that lasts or could end in a blink of an eye to be anything, right, like something that would go in the blink of an eye. That's not something much in our eyes, I could lose my wealth in a blink of an eye, that's not wealth that is worth gathering.
So if all of this dunya could end so suddenly it tells you that it's not something that is reliable, and that one should invest all of their life in.
So the Hadith Allah messengers of Allah, Allah wa salam that begins this chapter, it says, that the prophets of Allah Allah was at number eight to anniversa, Hakka he says, I n the hour, or the day of judgment or both sent together like this, and he joined his index finger to his middle finger. So Allahu Allah, he was a lamb you shoot will be izba a he and will do humor, he points to them, signaling that and extending them.
So the prophets Allah Sydenham was sent and the sending of the prophets of Allah Allah was sitting them himself coming is a sign of the Day of Judgment.
And here in this hadith, he says both of us were sent like this
and this indicates right when you make this gesture of the index and the middle finger together joint is that these two things are very close. Right these two things are very close. So your send together like that.
And he said In another Hadith, so Allahu Allahu wa salam worth to anniversa Jamia and I am the Day of Judgment were sent together were incurred let us be a pony. That the day of judgment was about to come before me meaning to indicate how close it is.
Because it says also in a third Hadith, Guevara say Rehan as if two horses are competing
to reach that finish line. And you know that when they're competing, maybe the second is going to come before the first or the first is going to come before the second way that that close. So what he means here Salatu was Salam is that the day of judgment is very close to the coming of Muhammad Sallallahu Sydenham, so that is the gesture, that's what it means.
And also you can take from it, as some scholars have said is that the time between the day of judgment and the sending of the prophets of Allah Allah wa Salam is like the tip of the index finger to the tip of the middle finger, the difference between them
and that the life before Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam compared to the beginning of time is the overlapping, right, the overlapping measurement between the index finger and the
middle finger, that is from the beginning, either of humanity or of this earth all the way up to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi. wasallam is the index finger. And the common area or the common distance between the index finger and the middle finger. So all up to hear is from the beginning of time, all the way to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, what remains of the life of this world, is what remains from the middle finger on top of the index finger. So it's that's what
very small compared to the beginning of this dunya is very small. So the age of this life is about to expire, or the life on this earth is about to expire soon.
And a benefit from this hadith is that when you know that a system is about to collapse,
it doesn't hold much power or attraction for you. So if you know, for instance, that a market, an economy is about to collapse, so do you invest in it? No. If you know that a political system is about to collapse, would you hold much confidence in it,
you know, that it's going to collapse. And you see signs of that collapse, you see the government not really fully functioning, you see the economy struggling, you see people not trusting each other, you see people already divided within a country they use are all signs that that system is suffering is sick, and is about to collapse. So you can see through these signs that the end is near, so you don't hold much hope for that system to continue. Right. So when you see through the signs that Allah azza wa jal had put on this earth that life on Earth is going to end. And you see that the system is decaying, the system is ending that tells you to hold less interest, less
confidence in dystonia, because you could see the system is about the end. One of the earliest Signs is this, the sending of the prophets of Allah audio said no, because that is a closing of a chapter, he's the last one. So before him, you could have prophets and messengers and revelation from Allah azza wa jal could come down. And then the messenger dies. But another one is expected to follow his Allah you send them is the end of that chapter, and who the end of that chapter means there's no profit, no messenger after him. And that is the countdown for the day of judgment. And if he tells you so a lot, he also learned that the signs of the Day of Judgment, you can see earthquakes, you're
going to see people killing each other, you're gonna see the spread of ignorance, you're gonna see, and you start seeing these things, it tells you that the system is starting to collapse. So it's important to look at this life, the way that the prophets of Allah was looked at it, which is that the day of judgment is impending, and to see all of these signs as signs that don't hold much confidence, don't rely so much on this duniya because Allah azza wa jal is telling you through all of these signs, that it's not lasting, and you can see evidence that it's not lasting. So let all of these things be a reminder that this life doesn't continue. Right. And that is one benefit that we
can take from what the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, I'm was sent very closely attached to the Day of Judgment, that let that be a reminder that this is not going to last for long. So think of the day of judgment as impending as something that is coming very quickly. And look for that sign, because it keeps you detached from this life when you know that it's going to end that it's not stable, and that stability belongs to what is going to come after that.
Chapter 39 And it doesn't have a title it just says chapter and they say that is like a sub chapter. Because it follows from the other chapter about
the prophets, Allah Salam being sent to the Day of Judgment like these, this is a sub chapter. And in that the prophets Allah Allah wa sallam, there is one single Hadith there and he is talking about the day of judgment, and then he will tell you about how quick it will happen.
He said let the Homosassa to hotwire ashram. So, in Mareeba they say the Day of Judgment is not going to come until the sun rises from where it sits. So it rises from where what direction okay.
For either further out right, for HANA su M and who Jamia? So when it tries is from the west and all people see it everybody would believe for their Lika Hina that is the time when and he quotes Allah as a lion
For an Epson EMA and Oha lymphokine am an admin Pablo Oka Sabbath V Manaea. Pharaoh, a person's belief at that moment will not avail them will not help them and a person's good deed if they had Iman, they were believers, but a person's introducing good deeds at that moment will not also benefit them that is when they see that sign and accept Islam would that be accepted from them? This is no and if they see that thing, and they had Islam, but now they want to start new good deeds that they did not before do before is that does not benefit them.
And he continues salatu salam and he says what are the humanness Mohammed Natura natural Raja and Isa Houma but you know Houma for later by Jani, who Allah to Yanni he says the day of judgment will come. And two people would have spread a garment between them cycle by a garment between both of them.
And they do not fold it and they do not sell it to each other.
So you follow what I'm saying? So there are two people and the Day of Judgment is going to come and that comes while they're doing what there is some clothes between them that they've spread and one wants to sell it to the other. So he sets a lot he will sell them it will come while they're doing this and they do not conclude the transaction and they do not fold it.
And he sets OLALIA will send them what are the humaneness the other day of judgment will come what in sada for Raju rubella Bonilla hottie he fella tamo the one would be heading back with a milk from his camel and he will not finish it he will not drink it. And the day of judgment will come will weigh a little holder and a person will be fixing his reservoir the reservoir that is animals drink from this is the health fella use fella yesterday fee no one drinks from it. What are the humaneness and the day of judgment will come, we'll call the Rafa colletta who Illa fee and a person would have raised his hand was some food to his mouth fell out amo and he doesn't taste it. Meaning in the
process of raising his hand with a piece of food to reach his mouth. He says it doesn't make it to his mouth. This is this is how quick and this is how alarming it will be. So let's go back to the beginning of Hadith resuts OLALIA was salam, Lata Homosassa the day of judgment does not happen until the sun rises from the west. So he tells us a lot he was salam In another Hadith that the son asks Allah for permission every single day to rise
from the east every single day, and I will given that permission. And that tells us that this is all not mechanical. Right? Although Allah Azza had set it on its course. But it happens because why Allah wants it to happen this way. So there will be a day where Allah will tell it No, don't rise from the east, go back to where you came from, which is the West, so it rises from the west. So he says the prophets Adi Selim II says, when people see the sun rising from the West, and this is something that had never happened before. What happens? All of them
Now, why is it that everybody believes that that moment? That's an interesting question, right? Why is it that everybody believes that that moment?
Because they know that
it's a huge thing happening? And that signals what the disarray or the chaos or the end of everything? So when you realize that everything is going to end, that that is a great disruption in the whole history of humanity. Of course, that never happened. When that happens, what does it tell you something incredible is about to follow, like the order of the universe is disrupted.
And that is a sign that maybe everything is going to end. Right. So everything's going to end what happens people will all believe
Okis about fee V Manaea hiera. Okay, or are people who were had Islam, but we're not good. And now they want to switch, though that doesn't work yet. Now, why is it that if a person accepts Islam at that moment, it doesn't work for them, or a person wants to repent at that moment, it doesn't work for them. The Bible, Toba the door of repentance is open until the sun rises.
Okay, if it rises and you see it, there's no repentance anymore. And there is no acceptance of Islam anymore. Why is that?
It is because the unseen had become seen that they became Shahada. And that type of revelation negates Iman meaning that Eman that
Allah is asking of all of us is to believe, will keep
Alladhina Yamuna Belhaj up. So you haven't seen Allah azza wa jal, you haven't seen heaven, you haven't seen hell, you haven't seen the angels. If when you see the angels when you're about to die at that moment, you can at that moment accept Islam. Why? Because now you've seen the proofs, all the proofs are in front of you. So no, you cannot then. So the sun coming out from the west means that you've seen enough sign to definitely make you a believer. And that is not what Allah wants. He wants an email from the right. So he said, Everybody believes then there will be no non Muslims, in a sense of everybody would say we believe but only will be accepted from people who would have been
Muslims before. And that tells you, among other things, insha, Allah tells you that you got to seize the opportunity of faith before you lose it.
Because we may not witness the sun rising from the West, but we could die.
You always have an opportunity to to repent until you die and to see the angels of Allah as zodion who are coming to take your souls. So
repent and ask Allah xojo Even if repentance is hard,
ask Allah for it, at least at least is you ask Allah Allah helped me repent, help me go back to you helped me be a better person and you keep making that dua. And hopefully if you're sincere enough, Allah, as noted will take you back to him before it is too late. So you don't want to lose the opportunity of October. So continue here. It says the day of judgment will come, the Hour will come while people are in a transaction but they will not complete that transaction. And that person was selling doesn't take his merchandise back. And the person who is going back with food to eat he doesn't eat it and the person who was fixing something for his animals will not finish it finish
fixing it and the animals won't use it being a complete halt, complete hold to everything that humanity is doing to the extent of that someone would grab something to eat and that food will not reach his mouth.
And Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran,
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prefer prefers the admin fee. Somehow it ends he said, solo Subhan Allah to Allah wonderful, have a sword that there will be blown in the trumpet.
And the holes in the skies in the heavens, and those on earth will be frightened and alarmed.
And that is the first reaction that people have.
For physio, Memphis and my word the woman feel that's the first reaction that people have. And some of the scholars have said, to kind of approximate what's happening. He says, imagine hearing a siren.
You know how some countries or many countries have a siren
for disasters, like early alarm disaster sirens, whether it's because of a hurricane or a tsunami or airstrikes,
attacks from another country. So what happens is that you begin to hear these sirens echoing everywhere. What do you do when you hear that? And it's not just a drill, it's actually like read the real thing. What do you do? You run right? You run for safety, right? You run for at the shelter, just leave everything that you have. And you run. So he said, some of the scholars have said he says it's something like this, because they will hear
that horn blowing
and the prophets Allah Selim says, in the Hadith and another Hadith, Allah Fela had on Illa, Allah for Allah Eaton was Lolita, he says, no one on earth will be there, except that they will look around
later is kind of their neck, they will look twist the twist their necks, right and left to see what is the source of this sound. So imagine people sitting and you hear this sound, the blowing of a trumpet or a horn, and it starts maybe faint, and it keeps growing and up and up and up, and you're looking around and you can't see the source, but it's going up and higher and louder and higher and louder. And everybody panics, and everybody is alarm. And it's until it's so loud that everybody dies.
So picture this, alright, sitting doing, you know, whatever you're doing, going on doing your own, you know, regular things that you do in life, and all of a sudden you hear that and it keeps going up and up and higher and higher.
And where do you go, especially that you don't know where it's going
I mean from it's something that is coming from up, not worldly, that you can say, it's maybe this or maybe that and it will pass. This is something that is otherworldly. And people panic, and they don't know where to go and people die. And that's why you could see here that the prophets Allah, so let me say that people who are going about doing their own things will stop and hold, and even these things will not continue.
So that is the kind of the alarming side of the Day of Judgment, the alarming coming of the day of judgment, the horn that signals the end of life and the beginning of another life and the beginning of the ASAP accountability, for what for what we've done, on the face of this earth. So that is the day of judgment that is going to come. And Allah Azza releases, the code that we send out, you will not get it. It's a heavy thing in the heavens and on earth, heavy because nobody knows when it's going to come and heavy because it's really
a grave thing that is going to come. And the Day of Judgment is not something that to be trifled with, or the day of judgment is going to come it's going to be easy. Imagine the end of life, and passing on from everything that you've known to everything that you do not know, and standing before Allah azza wa jal and the trials and tribulations of the Day of Judgment, this is a very heavy day, a very heavy day, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us about
So that we would
so that we would
take it seriously, even if you think well, I'll never witness it, maybe I'll die before it. But the prophets Allah, Allah wa salam looked at it as if it's going to happen. And he tells you about it as if you are going to witness it. So we have to take it seriously. And who knows, maybe Allah azza wa jal will extend your life enough that you will witness the beginning of these things, or maybe you will witness all of them. Because no one truly knows when the day of judgment is gonna come. And so as you shouldn't think that you're safe from all of this, right?
And it's important also to keep in mind, as Allah azza wa jal says about the Day of Judgment, when he says, Let it come about, it will only come to you suddenly.
Right, but unexpectedly, so here, can you ever estimate or guess the time when the day of judgment is going to happen? Absolutely not? Absolutely not. So commenting back on the statement of the Prophet sallallaahu Salam that I was sent with the hour like this, there were some Muslims before and maybe even till today, who will say, maybe we can estimate how much is left, if we just estimate the distance between the index finger and the middle finger. And maybe by that, we'll be able to calculate what is left of this life. So some have written before. They said, maybe the life of this OMA will not go beyond 1000 years.
But it did. Right. It did. And some have written it will probably pass or surpass 1000 years, but maybe not 200 or 300 years after, but it did. So the problem is trying to estimate the day of judgment based on this is that where is the beginning?
We don't know. They estimated based on reports from the people of the book that that the age of this role is 7000 years.
And they made that calculation based on that piece of information. But is that accurate?
It's not. So even based on this, right, you don't really know when the day of judgment is going to come? Only Allah Zildjian knows the prophets, a lot of you send them Did he know?
Know, this debris? No, no, nobody knows. Certainly, no, nobody knows. Do you think you can figure it out? Absolutely not. Right. So that is exclusively the knowledge that belongs to Allah azza wa jal. And so the signs of the Day of Judgment are all there in the Quran, and they're in the Sunnah. So don't listen to somebody who will tell you next Friday, next week, next month, next year, there will be so momentous events, and that's the beginning of the day of judgment. All of that is nonsense. If it's not in the Quran, it's not in the Sunnah, then it's not true, and you don't need it. And nobody, as we said, knows, when that will be.
Move on insha Allah to the next one. Chapter 40. And the title of that is my buddy clot Allah He had biller who the UCLA is if you the one who loves to meet Allah
Ah Allah will love to meet him. The one who loves to see Allah, Allah will love to see him.
And that's a beautiful statement that I hope insha Allah could inspire us. That's what the Prophet said. So in the Hadith here, he said, Sal Allah Azza wa salam
Manohar Parrikar Allah Hiya habila Allahu Allah Who am and carry helewka Allah he carry hola hola. He says the one who loves to see Allah to meet Allah. Allah will love to meet and see him and the one who hates to see lon meet him. Allah would hate to see and meet him.
Alright, so it works both ways. So I shot all the Allahu anha she said in an extra hole note he says O Messenger of Allah, but we hate death.
And that's an important actually question from her. But we hate like all of us hate death. Does that included in the hatred of meeting Allah as though did because if that's the case, all of us hate death. He said, Lisa, that he said, That's not it? Well, I Kindle movement, he says, but the believer when he's about to die, or when the angels descend, and they meet him when he's about to die. And he's given the good news of Allah's pleasure and the honor of Allah that is awaiting him, there is nothing that he loves more than what is ahead of him.
So when the angel give that person, the good news of what is waiting for him, he loves more, nothing more than what lies ahead. And that and so he loves to meet Allah and loves to meet him. And then the kaffir, the disbeliever in the holy law, when the angels descend, and he is given the news of the punishment of Allah and his torture that is awaiting, there will be nothing, that he would hate more than what lies ahead. So he hates to meet Allah and Allah hates meeting him.
here the statement of the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam where he says, Man hubba Luca, Allah He had Billa holy
woman Katie Erica, like Eddie, Hola. Hola. Hola. That is not only about the moment of death, that is about the time that we even spend before death. That is, do you on would you love to meet Allah azza wa jal? Do you miss Allah? Would you like to see him? If that is the feeling that you have then expect as a consequence that Allah also wants to see you
and he would love to see you.
And if a person the opposite of that hates Z, Allah hates to meet Allah xojo. Then also expect according to the statement that Allah says that it would hate to see you and we'd hate to meet you. Here's the question is there all of us then based on that we'd say to ourselves, I want to love to meet Allah azza wa jal, right? Because you want Allah to love you back. So I want to love to meet Allah as origin question here is, how could we love the meaning of Allah? Or how could we develop this in our lives? Because that's, that's the question. Not just simply okay. Now, you know, if you love to meet Allah, Allah will love that back.
But how would you love that? How do you develop this?
And the question here is, let's think about things from the dunya that are more familiar so that this becomes kind of more relatable. So let me ask you, do you have a place that you want to visit that think to yourself, do you have a place that you say to yourself, I want to visit that place? If I have the opportunity? If I have the money? I'm going to visit that place?
Yeah, you have a place like that. Okay. So why is it that you want to visit that place? I want to exclude Mecca and Medina because Mecca and Medina is religious, right? So I want to exclude that. And it's halal to travel. Right? So I just want you to know what is it that about that place? You don't have to tell me what the place is? But what is it about that place that makes you want to visit that place to be near it?
Historical so there's history something that
attractions so there are attractions in it. That pull you there, there is history.
You have some connection to it. Right?
Pleasure, right entertainment in it, you're going to have fun when you go there. Right. So some people travel for food, some people travel for sites, some people travel, because a family there's something there in that place that connects you to it. And makes us want to think about it wonder what it would feel like to be there long for that thing. And the more by the way, the more that you expose yourself to that place, and to news about it, and to reading up about it, the more that you like it. Alright,
Like if you keep following, right?
That place, whether it's the politics or the history, or the economy or whatever, or the entertainment in that place, or the activities, the festivals, the more that you read about it, the more that you find yourself as if you're living there, before you even visit, right? You will know the language, if it's a foreign language, you'll know the language, you'll know the culture, you'll know some of the places you even, you know, maybe list some of the attractions you want to visit, I'm gonna go here, here, here, here. And you'll know some of these places and some of the streets even before visiting Ye, there's something there that you want, and you like it, and you spend time
with it. Right? And that's what people actually when there is a Ministry of Tourism that wants to pull you to that place, how do they advertise it? It's based on all their, its ads, and they show you the place and it's beautiful, the food and it's tasty, the people are nice, you're going to have a lot of fun, you're going to have a lot of entertainment. So you should like to be here, and they try to pull you in. Right. And some countries SubhanAllah. And I think it's a side note, but I think it's important, as some countries, in fact, spend a lot of money on it in ways that are direct and in ways that are indirect. Okay. So you know how a lot of people I don't know how widespread maybe
there will be educational for me here. You know how a lot of people want to visit Korea.
The Korean language is popular. They want to visit Korea. I don't know if this is widespread here or not. But in the Middle East it is. So okay, why is it that they want to visit Korea? South Korea, not North Korea? Of course. Right. So why do they want to visit South Korea so much? They want to visit? They want to eat the food they want to the culture and why is it? Who couldn't? Who can guess? Yeah.
Well, I would I would wish so that is technologically advanced is not about advancement in technology.
And that is a beautiful thing. But it's not that because how different it is is not really that.
i Yes. Okay, good. So we're talking about Kpop. So that's one thing. And another thing, which is Korean pop, right. And the other thing is,
it's a marketing and K drama, right? So we're talking about Korean drama, and Korean pop. And those both of these things are marketing tools. By the way, it's not haphazard, that these things are there, they're actually in one way designed to polish the image, and attract people to the land. So you feel connected to one thing you like an actor, you like an entertainer. And because of that person, you start to like, the culture, the food, and you want to go there. Right? I mean, you imagine that loving a soccer team so much, or a basketball team so much, because of a player. Right? So you like him? Because he see him? And he's great. So you like the team because of that, right? So
that's common? And if you liked the team a lot, don't you think about maybe I could go and visit?
Right? The home, you know, the home team and their hometown, and maybe meet up so with some of these players and take photos with them, right? Isn't that common? So an even if it's another country, you would do it? Where did that come from, is because you've noticed, and it's something that you like, but not only that, it paid attention and kept at it. And the more that you kept attention, or stayed focused on that thing, the more that you knew, and the more that you know, the more that you liked, until you are fallen in love with that country, with that culture, etc, etc. So take all of this, which we're all familiar with, and move it into the Day of Judgment. Now, the question is, how could
we do the same for the Day of Judgment?
Get to know,
let's get to know. Because if you focus on the mean, if you ignore the Day of Judgment, if you don't think about it, if you don't read up on it, will you be interested in it? No. If you don't know anything about gender, would you be interested in anything in it? You must see an ad about gender in a sense for that to attract us of who is going to give you that ad.
It's in the Quran and the Sunnah. It's in the study circles, it's in the hot buzz. They'll tell you Jana has this and this and that. All the things that you don't have here, Allah as it has for you in Jana. All the things that you wish for are all available in Ghana and not exactly like in this dunya a million times better because they are perfect. Perfect. Like if you're
Thinking of a spouse. And and hamdulillah May Allah has blessed you with a spouse here that is good and pious and all of this. But if we're Allah azza wa jal to take that spouse and put that past spouse in Jannah, that spouse will be without faults. Same person will be without faults. And if Allah will allow you to marry in Jana, if you're not married, you'll marry someone who's perfect. Human human perfection, we're talking about who's perfect. And if you were to want to eat something there in Jannah, and if as you get older, it will be difficult and difficult to eat what you like, right. But if you were to give him the opportunity to enter Jannah, you could eat everything that
you want, and it's not gonna make you sick, and it's not gonna make you fat, and it's not gonna make you or give you any, any ailment. And when you think about it this way, Jenna has everything that you want. So if you think about it, you know these things, you think about it, you keep reading up on it, and you focus on it, you would love it.
That's how it is. It's the same formula, except that we focus on the dunya, because we love it. And that's why we like it.
And we don't focus on the earth era. And that's why we don't care much about it.
So that's why when they've asked some of the pious before, they said, why is it that we hate death so much? He says, Because you have neglected your earth era. So it's lazy and ruin. And if you've built up your dunya, so it's all your palaces and investments are here. So of course you hate to move from what is built up to a ruin. Maybe there's nothing waiting for you in the earth era. What did you save up for yourself in the era? So you don't think of palaces? I didn't give up give money. I didn't pray I didn't make dua. I didn't remember Allah xojo. So for me, the FLR seems like a desolate piece of land. Nothing there. Would you move from here to a barren desert? From here? Well,
why would I go to a barren desert. So the Acura for a lot of us is like a barren desert, I wasn't even thinking about it. I didn't build something there. I didn't invest in it there. So to me, it seems like something I should run away from. Because you know what, everything that I love is here.
Everything, nothing that I love is there.
But a person who's wants to be close to Allah, as the dog will sit and think about the area, and that you actually have a house there. You know that right? Like each one of you has a house there, whether and we ask Allah azza wa jal to make us all of the inhabitants of Jana. But whether a person goes there or not, you have a house with your name on it there.
So you have a house property, you didn't have to pay for it, but you have still to earn it.
So what is it that you're doing to earn that property that is waiting for you, your house is there, and your name on it is there.
So if you think about it, invest, read up on it, then you will love the idea. And you will love Allah as origin. And you understand the reality of this life.
And you detach yourself from it.
There must be a degree of zoom in the dunya.
You know what it is to detach yourself from the dunya. We're not saying abandon the dunya completely, but take less of it.
Don't indulge. Because if you give yourself everything that it likes from the dunya, it will be hard to leave it. But if you separate yourself from the excesses the extra of this dunya and divert it to the Hera, you will be less attached to the dunya so not everything, everytime you see something new. You may not need it but you see something new and you desire to go ahead and buy it. Say to yourself at times, no.
Say at times no to luxury. Say yourself what I have is enough. And I can maybe use this to please Allah azza wa jal so diverted towards the Earth era, so that you would love it more than the dunya. And when you do this, you'll be thinking about the era that he of Judgment, Allah as though you will be thinking about seeing Allah and Allah seeing you talking to Allah and Allah talking back to you, and you'd miss that. And you would say, I wish
I could see Allah. I wish I could hear Allah azza wa jal, I could wish I could ask Allah, this and that and if you love to meet Allah, Allah loves to meet you. But if running away from him, then that is a sign that you've neglected. The
end here he said, sort of Allahu Allah, you are setting them that hating death is natural.
Hating death is
but the believer and this is how Allah azza wa jal makes it easy for the believer is that when he receives the angels of Allah azza wa jal, and they tell him this, and this and this are waiting for you, and these are all the things that he was waiting for, then he doesn't want to step back. He's not interested in the dunya anymore, he wants to move ahead. And he loves to meet Allah despite that difficulty, even with death, despite the difficulty, he loves to meet Allah at that stage. And so Allah azza wa jal loves to meet him, and the Catholic, the opposite of that. So again, try to visualize that moment where the angels descend and give you the news. You're going here.
What would you like that news to be? Because there's no turning back? Right? That's done. Where would you like that to be? That's kind of like the result of your exam. You've been, you know, studying and studying and studying, you've taken the exam and these are the results and the results are you going here? So why would you like there to be? Because if you succeed, that is the success after which you don't have to worry. But if you fail, that is a tragedy, right?
The following Hadith also, he said some allottee or Sydenham, or Aisha xojo Nabi, she said, and she's narrating here. A couple of things that the prophets Allah, Allah wa sallam said, and
she said, Can Rasul Allah hiya Kudo Asahi, the Prophet SAW to sell them said while he was healthy, in Nevada mute button WM called Pattaya Mikado, hoomin and Jannetty Toma, you hear it says no profit died, his soul was taken, except that before that happens he would see his place in Jannah. And he would be given a choice. The choice of what do you want to die or not?
Right? So Allah will show the Prophet this is your place in Jannah this is where it's supposed you're supposed to die. Now you have a choice. Do you want to die and go to Jana or do you want to stay on Earth? Hala phenomena Minnesota be here. So Allah could be when he became six OLALIA was salam that's the sickness that took him away. Right? What so Allah faculty and his head was on my lap salon it was him so I issue was so close to him. And she can narrate what exactly happened so his head was on her lap, or the Allahu anha Wuxia Ali, he said, he lost consciousness for a bit of time. And then he woke up and he looked at the ceiling for Masha Casa Basu, either Sufi McCall
Allahumma or rafiqul Allah O Allah, the highest companions, Violet Eden lie of dar una cultura he says, I when I heard that I said, Then he didn't choose us. He did not choose us well out of two unknown Hadith and he knew that it is the Hadith that he used to tell us about that the Prophet would be giving a choice Do you want to stay or do you want to leave? So that was the last statement that the prophets of Allah adios alum said, Allahumma rafiqul Allahu Allah, the greatest or the highest companions?
So here, that's an honor that Allah azza wa jal gives exclusively to the prophets and messengers of Allah azza wa jal, that is before they die, Allah gives them a choice. Do you want to die? Or do you wanna continue to live? But not before they see what their place in general?
And that is an honor because Allah azza wa jal and if you remember, in the Hadith that we read not long ago, that Allah Zoda actually it was maybe
last week, where Allah azza wa jal hates to distress the believer. Right? And he knows a lot so Hanna were to Allah that we hate death naturally. So Allah azza wa jal, since he loves the prophets of Allah and the messengers of Allah the most he wants them to want this. Not to be distressed because they're dying, he wants them to want this. And so he gives them a choice. He says, this is Jana, and this is your place in it and this is how it will be for you. And you can choose to be here or you could choose to go back to the dunya. Which of the two that you want, and of course, a prophet and a messenger when they seize the place and Jenna, what are they going to say? Of course,
so they willingly, lovingly, they will say, I want to be with Allah azza wa jal. I want to be close to Allah azza wa jal. So they love the meeting of Allah and that does not distress them. They don't hate that transition. So this is how Allah azza wa jal takes care of the feelings of his prophets and the messengers and also takes care of the feelings in general of the believers. So here, the Prophet sallallahu sallam said when he lost consciousness and came back
It means that when he lost that consciousness, his spirit saw his role saw his place in Jannah. And he was given that choice.
Right? So when he came back, he's regained his consciousness. What did he say? That's when he made that choice. Allahumma or raffia called Allah, Allah Allah, the highest companions and who are the highest companions? Mata Latina and Allahu Allah him men and their Bina was the deer Tina was Shahada. He was Salah hain? Well, hacer una hola Iike are a fika. So with those that Allah had blessed from the profits, and Alyssa D, it's been the Venus divino and the martyrs and the and the pious. And those are the best of company. So this is the highest companions. So around you will be the prophets and the martyrs and the subjects and the righteous, He says, I choose that. So I shall
although the Allahu anha being the intelligent person that she is, immediately made the connection, he made a choice. He remembered the previous Hadith, he made a choice, and he didn't choose us. And that was the last thing he said. So Allah audio Salam, and after that he passed away.
that tells you the incident, and that tells you that when the Prophet and when the righteous are given a choice between the dunya and the earthhero, what do they choose?
To ask Allah for sure. But they also choose the akhira, because they know it, and they love Allah zoodle. And they know what is awaiting them. So if you want that to be a pleasurable, pleasant, happy experience, then you know what you have to do. Invest in the asset or focus on it.
Build up your house in general, build up your property in general, it's not wrong to think about it that way. Right? And subhanAllah I mean, whenever you say a vicar of Allah xojo, the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he said, a palm tree will be planted for you in Jannah. It's not wrong to think about it that way. When you see Subhanallah that's one tree Subhan Allah, that's another Subhanallah that's a third Subhanallah that's a fourth. So you want a big, you know, crop a big garden in Jannah, you can build it, right?
So you know that they have these
games where you could build the fictitious city and factory right? And eventually, right, it's nothing. If you really want to build something that you will see built up your gin by build up your palace.
Number 42 Chapter number 42 Barbossa karate mount. This is the stupor of death and Sakura to note, Sacra is a state of unconsciousness or diminished consciousness. So Sakura could be because somebody drank something, and they that consciousness is diminished
or they lose consciousness. Or Sakura could be because something is so heavy
or painful, that they lose consciousness or that consciousness is diminished. And so death brings with it some agony, the pain of sickness, the pain of transitioning from one life to the other. And so a person who's experiencing death experiences sensing some heaviness, some pain, some agony, and that causes diminished consciousness or loss of consciousness. So you lose consciousness and come back, lose consciousness and come back and experiencing throughout the difficulty of death.
So, Aisha again reading she said, another sort of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam cannot be can have been a day here a cartoon of the hammer. It says, next to the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam, there was a container that had water in it for java util Rio De Ville, for him, so he'll be him iwgia and the prophets Allah wa salam would put his hand in the water, take some and wipe it over his face, and he says La Ilaha illa Allah in the lil mo de sakkara. He says la isla in LA indeed mode has the stupor or difficulty to it. Hi, Saqqara meaning Dimmitt as we said diminish consciousness but it's why because of what the difficulty in it. There's some pain, hardship that
comes with it. So he wipes over his face. So Allah He was telling me he says Leila ill Allah indeed there is difficulty with death for Manassa who then he signaled with his hand and he said, federal official Allah with the highest companions had Taco Buddha until his toll was taken. We're mad at Theodor who had the who, and his hand fell. So he kind of pointed with his hand and then his hand fell when he died. Someone lower Lee
I was sending them
so here the Prophet saw you send them experienced some difficulty during death right? Yeah. And I shot all the Allahu Anhu who witnessed all of that. She says In another Hadith she said all the Allahu anha I do not envy anyone who does not experience difficulty in death because of the difficulty I saw the Prophet go through when he died. That is usually right if you see somebody die easily right Go Go away easily you say what, lucky guy?
Right? Lucky guy like envious he's, I wish I'm like that there's no pain in all of this. But what she saw the prophets Allah Salam go through he is he did experience difficulty in death. It was hard on him and he would gain consciousness regain it, lose it that would have it and it was difficult as obvious on him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that it was not easy. Why was that made difficult for him? Solana was right. Why was it made difficult for him. So labios is a this is like the sickness that he used to experience. When the Prophet saw you send them would become sick as some of the sahabi Sahaba have noticed, he would sick like he would become sick, equivalent to the sickness of
And one of the Sahaba came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam to visit him while the prophet was sick.
And he came close to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and from above the close without touching him from above Allah Allah is that I can feel the heat or prophet of Allah, and that a fever is I could feel the heat. And that is an intense heat that you are experiencing that I could feel from the top of the clothings that you're wearing. And he said, Indeed, I get sick, the way that two people have you become sick, that it comes joins together for the prophets of Allah to sin. So why does that happen for the prophets, Allah Salam, double the sickness that an average individual would experience? Because the more for them?
Yeah, Allah azza wa jal elevates him by that.
Allah elevates him because that's Kurama. You want it to see something
more agile, more reward for that. Because Allah the Prophet, Allah knows that the Prophet can take it and he can be patient with it. And the more Eman you have, the more affliction you face in this life. So for the prophets, Allah Allah was sending him when he would be sick, his sickness is greater than the average sickness. And when he goes now from life to death, what he experiences the difficulty is more than the average person. Why is that is a when it happens to any person, let's exclude the profits from that. It takes away their sins.
It takes away that's the last moment where Allah azza wa jal could take away your sins.
And if you have, let's say, per chance, you have no sins, it gives you more rewards. So are the prophets of Allah azza wa jal, it increases the rank with Allah as the origin. That's why he said, I don't envy a person if he does not experience difficulty at death, because I saw the best person experienced difficulty. So it doesn't mean that there's difficulty that this person is a bad person, right? Doesn't mean it.
And here with the beautiful thing is that the prophets a lot of uses, and during that difficulty, or in reaction to it, he says La Ilaha illa Allah, indeed, death has difficulty associated with it, whenever like, in the face of difficulty, remind yourself of Allah, and that this is something that he had destined, and this is something that he could take care of. So it's a sickness, see that ILA in Allah, remember him subhanho wa taala, more than you remember your family and your friends and the doctor and what have you, they can come second, but try to remember Allah so did because this is coming from him. And this is leading to him.
So he says it so imagine here the Prophet salallahu Salam what he remembered as long as xojo were as another person when something bad like that happens, you will see what was my child? Let me see him, where's my wife? Where what's going to happen to my business? What's going to happen so they remember the dunya is a try to remember at that moment, Allah as Odin but it's not just going to come like this. It's going to come if Allah was close to your heart before that. Then you remember Allah. Right? Then you remember Allah. So they say for instance, about people who
were about to die and they lose consciousness. And they tell them that either Illallah
and in response, the person would say what he'd say sellin Bye,
sell and buy
or the person would say, checkmate, these are stories you know, in the books right we we checkmate.
He says the things that they
loved, and they didn't most have in the dunya surface at the moment of death.
That is so the prisoner was Sally saying sellin by what he was a businessman. So that comes to their head, c'est la ilaha illa Allah, so he's coming in and out of consciousness. So what is he thinking about? The thing that mattered most to him was money. So he's thinking about money because that is closest to your heart, isn't it? Like if, if you love your children the most when you're about to die, you say what, bring me my children, what's going to happen to my children, who's going to take care of them? That's what you worry about. If your loved Allah, you remember ALLAH, if you love something else focused on something else. That's the thing that you will focus on. That's why we say
Halal is halal. Okay, but fine. Soccer is halal basketball, it's halal. Some of it is not, but some of it is. But if it becomes an obsession than it's worth, it's a problem.
Even if you told me it's not taking me away from the solder, even if that's the case, but if it becomes an obsession, then it's a problem. It's entertainment, it shouldn't be your life. The only thing you think about the only thing that excites you, the only thing that makes you feel happy is this that cannot be so you have to switch course and say, Yeah, focus play, or you know, follow the news of this thing. The Halal part of it, but also what detach, gotta learn to detach from that right so it doesn't become your ultimate concern and ultimate happiness.
The following Hadith, it's still the same chapter.
So it says Canary gentlemen Allah, Allah Ufa, there were bedouins who used to come to the prophets a lot. He was salam, and these bedrooms were harsh.
And they would ask him at the Sir What is the Day of Judgment?
Right. So the prophets always said in them would look at their youngest or the youngest person around when they asked that question. And he says India, Asia either allow you to record haram Hatha Kumari comsa. To Comey says, If this person lives long enough until he's old, he will not reach old age until your day of judgment will come.
And that is a smart answer from the prophets, Allah Allahu Allah, us and them instead of telling them I do not know when the day of judgment is going to happen. What does he say?
He divert diverts the question to what really matters, which is what your day of judgment? Alright, your day of judgment.
So when is your day of judgment, so each person has their own PSA. So there's, there's the big PSA, the big set I when all of this life is going to end, and there is the minor PSA. So the minor is your and Maesa. One is that, so he looks at the youngest. He says if he becomes old, by that time, all of you would be dead, right? That's what he means. So by the time that this person, this young boy is going to become an old person, your Sara will have arrived.
And that is wisdom and answer.
Wisdom in answer. Salatu was Salam so that he doesn't have to say, I do not know. But rather, he would say, focus on this because this is what matters. That other thing nobody knows about. And you shouldn't really focus on it. As with another Hadith, where the prophets Allah, Allah wa salam, somebody comes in, says, Marissa, when is the Day of Judgment? What is the proper solution? Um, say, Well, how did you prepare for it?
Right? Because that's what really matters, not when, but how did you What did you prepare for it? And the Hadith continues. But that's how the prophets Allah was hitting them would switch and not everybody has that ability, or let's call it wisdom, to be able to answer in ways appropriate to the question or
to take you away from your effort, you're asking to the thing that you should know now what you want to know. But what you should know not everybody has that ability. And again, that is an indication here or a lesson that there's always an etiquette and asking questions. Right? There's always a dip in what you ask and how you ask it and why you're asking it and there's also an edit in the answer, right?
let's see. And this
maybe we'll do just this hadith we'll see John. So within the same chapter insha Allah
the prophets a lot he was sitting let me says moto ra I think he'd be Janaza Janaza passed in front of the prophets of Allah adios.
So he said Mr. Johan when we start our home Minho, he says, relieved and or another
veneration or relieved or causing relief, relieved or causing relief is a messenger of Allah what is relieved or causing relief? It says, The moment the believer,
he receives relief from the pain of this dunya and its harm and moves to the Mercy of Allah azza wa jal, and the wicked
brings relief to people and to the land, and to trees and to animals. By His death brings relief. So the believer when he dies, he receives relief and the wicked when he dies, he brings relief.
Right? So it's one of these two things. Any Janaza? Any Janaza? Was 31? almost overwhelming, right? We don't know. Allah knows. But he's telling you, it's this or that? So the believer, he is what? Mystery? Mystery? As long as he has Iman. What are the phases in the dunya? Is what?
constant harassment from the shaytaan? And whispers, right? So you thought is after him?
Are you going to believe this? Are you going to pray? Are you going to stay away from the haram? Are you actually going to give money are you are you are you are you. And if the shaytaan can harm him physically, the shaytaan will harm him physically. And then those who follow the shaytaan will try to harm him as well. And there is other dunya what was Abu Ha, there were sickness. There's loss of family, there's loss of wealth, there's misfortunes in the dunya there is this things that you know, right, the uncertainty,
suffering on the outside suffering on the inside.
But when he dies,
he receives that relief, where does he go to the Mercy of Allah oxygen? That's why in the janazah, right,
a person in the janazah as people are carrying it, that person will say, rush me, rush me if he's a good person, rush me rush me to the grief, that he doesn't want to stay back was hard enough. Had enough of the dunya I don't want to stay back rushing me rushing, so I would go there. So he's running away from the burdens of this dunya to the akhira. And that is great news for anyone who is experiencing any hardship now.
That is what awaits you. If you're a believer, is that a ham of Allah azza wa jal, the only thing that separates you between this and that is death. Don't wish for that. Don't ask for it. But know that what's coming is near. Right? You think it's long?
It's not what's coming. It's near is telling yourself that what's waiting for you if you're a believer and ask Allah to give you Eman and ask Allah to make you a worthy recipient of the Rama of Allah azza wa jal and then be happy that whatever is separating you between the hardship of this life, everything that is wrong with it, and complete relief is death. And it's soon gonna come.
And when you see that you're not going to regret this life. So relief,
but the third or the wicked, ah, everything behind experiences relief when he goes not with the believer, by the way, with the believer, right? People miss him when he goes, he leaves an empty space. Right? Even maybe the animals
and the earth
and the sky above him will miss him. Because the sky would experience his dark coming up. The Earth would experience his Salah, the animals know His righteousness and one wouldn't have Solomon is righteous. Allah blesses his family and his surroundings because of his righteousness. In the mountains alone. Our tours are gonna be to offer a come Allah gives you victory and gives you risk because of the weak among you.
That risk comes because of the weak and also because of the righteous.
So when a person who was righteous goes away, he's missed.
You know, the Hadith where the end and the animals make dua for one who teaches people righteousness, and they make dua for him had the novella to Phaedra. Even the end makes dua for that person. It means that the Rambla, Nambla the app knows about him, when that guy is gone, or that sister is gone. Then they miss him.
For my back alley he Musa overlocked Allah azza wa jal says about that unbelievers after they're gone, the heavens and the earth did not cry over them.
I did not cry over them. So the believer when he goes, he's missed. So it's in the sense it's beautiful to feel yourself connected.
to everything, even to the animals. Right? Right, it doesn't mean that all animals will like you. Right? I used to think that like all animals are supposed to like you just because you're a believer, no, it doesn't mean that a lion will eat you, right? But it means that they do make dua for the righteous, and we'll come to you. So it's beautiful to feel yourself connected to everything. But the wicked and the disbelievers when they go they are so harmful that they experience relief.
Now, how is the disbelieve or harmful is this is harmful with because of his sins, and his harmful because of the corruption that he spreads. So the corruption means that as a disbeliever, he mistreats the earth and animals and the land and people, the way that he beat behaves the way that he misbehaves, he is spreading harm all around. Right, contrary to the image that they want you to have that the problem is with Muslims, you look even today, at those who are spreading corruption on earth,
who are them? We have no power on earth as Muslims, right? Who is the one who's spreading wars and manufacture weapons of mass destruction? And do we have them we don't have those who is one who initiate conflicts here and there and feeding these conflicts? It is us. It's not us.
So they are causing a lot of harm and the potentially that harm could destroy this earth. So they're harming people, and the harming the economy, right? All the economy when you base an economy on interest, and the rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer, and the middle class is disappearing, and they know all of this and they complain about it, yet they cannot fix it and everybody's feeling the effect of rising prices? Isn't this something that is being done by a system that is not pleasing to Allah as? Right? How are they treating the planet?
is polluting and killing the planet? And who is doing this? It's not it's not Muslims who are doing that? Right? Animals? Right? How are they mistreating animals individually? Right? Individually, a person could care for an animal but as a system? How do they treat the animals because it's derived from how they treat the planet. And consider for instance, you know, the food that we eat, for thinking about that, as well as I'm preparing for this for this lecture, consider the food that you eat the chicken farms, right? You know how much chicken we consume, and how much eggs we eat and how much beef you eat. But do you know really fully how they treat the chicken
and how they treat the animals there.
And there are incidents where you could see them mistreating these animals so much that you would not imagine that a human being would act like this towards any living being. Right. And you think about it Subhanallah a lot of our sicknesses today. And I'm not saying that that is true, what I'm going to follow, but it just occurred to me, that is when you terrorize an animal or deprive them from you know, honorable living, does this not affect them? The animal, the way that it grows, you know, whether it's nutritious or not, whether it's healthy or sick?
Does, right. So when you eat that meat, what does that do to?
Yeah, some of that goes to you, isn't it, some of that sickness may come to you. So there is corruption all over. And that is not caused by bro, those who are righteous and those who fear Allah xuejun. And by the way, I mean, it's not like we are just blaming non Muslims. If Muslims behave in this way, you're acting in a non Islamic way. Not in ways that Allah loves. But so when someone is wicked, by their belief system, they're spreading corruption, because they prioritize profit.
The big companies, they prioritize what profit, so even the food that you eat, when they genetically modify the doing that for sake of what profit?
It is, do they really care about the consequences of what that could do to all of us? Not so much? Not so much. And even if they said, Yes, we care and we tested everything, do you actually believe them?
I don't think so. Right? Because they don't care about you. They care about the shareholders and how much money they have. So it's corruption all over. So first, their belief system promotes corruption, but also add to that their disbelief in Allah xojo The sins that they commit. They robbed the earth of its Baraka. It's the soil has no Baraka in it. The rain has no Baraka in it. The animals have no Baraka in it, humans have no Baraka in them. The atmosphere has no Baraka in it. So when that person with his wickedness dies,
the system the animals see what a really
If he's gone, because he was just bringing us misery, right, there was no rain. Maybe now we'll have more rain, right? So that's what the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said And so, one way where it they're talking about global warming and no environmental disasters, one important way that they are not aware of fixing all of this is obeying Allah has
obeying Allah has ordered but they're going in the opposite direction. They say we want to save it, and what do they do increase their disobedience of Allah. And so all of these efforts are not going to lead anywhere. Because that Baraka is attached to obeying Allah as
clear inshallah I think we should stop and see if you have questions.
And we've continued this chapter in Charlotte next week
Can you repeat that again?
What should the Muslims do?
As most of you?
Know, right, so you're asking what what should we do?
Just a common Bartok Allah. Yeah. It says if the system is that the system as a system of disbelief as as an active system of disbelief is corrupting this earth is saying that Allah here we as Muslims also are not doing the right thing. We're also not rising up to the challenge. And even when we decide that we want to do something about it, we seem to be copying exactly what they're doing. And our way of life and our ideas should be different based on a belief system that recognizes Allah as legit so that how the economy should look like how a society should look like should be different. It should be different lawn.
So let me scan the room give it one full scan, there's no one here no one here.
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I don't know.
there's a whole cycle here. That's a good point actually, that you made. So the brother is sayings on the hair that he has made connection between the choice of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam had made which is last statement that he said, and his previous statement that every prophet will be given a choice. He says that connection that he or she made shows her intelligence and wisdom. And she was like her father Radi Allahu anha, who all know me made such a connection, where he
said what he, the Prophet sallallahu sallam was once giving a speech, and he said, Indeed, there's a servant of Allah whom Allah had given a choice between the dunya and the earth era. And he chose the era and nobody understood that the prophets Allah was hidden them was talking about himself acceptable Bucha so that insight, right is there in the family and both of them were the two closest to the prophets OLALIA sell them so they understood him very well. Zach Allah that's a good connection. They've so we can have the room. Nothing here. Play in Sharla thank Jack Ma Hara we'll meet you in sha Allah again here next week. Subhanak Allah We have Nick a shadow lie the hidden
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