Softeners of the Heart #24
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So last time we started, chapter 50, from the softness of the heart and that chapter was similar to Jannetty or now the description of Heaven and Hell
this hadith that we'll start with today
and we kind of encountered a hadith similar to it.
And in that the messenger SallAllahu wasallam says either Surah Al Ginetta Isla Jana Lunardi in an orgy. ebill Moti had a huge Halloween agenda to neuron who may have talked about this. He said Sal, Allahu Allah, he was salam that when the people of Heaven and Hell both of them are sent to their destination, so the people of Heaven RN Jinnah, and the people of hell are in hell, so they're inside.
So, he sets a lot he was alarmed that death will be brought between them, where both of them can see and then death will be slaughtered. And it will be said, Yeah, halogen Atilla moutier, Allah Narula mode or people of heaven, people of Jannah there is no death, and people have hellfire, there is no death. So the people of heaven will be happier than they were before their happiness will increase and the people of hellfire their sadness will increase. So we may have discussed this, but again, in case we did not,
the benefit from this hadith is what is that there is no death in the next life. Alright, there is no death. And here, Allah subhanho wa taala. And he has all the power and he does as he wishes subhanho wa Taala
gives death the shape of an animal, caption M la sheep.
And that sheep is brought, right and why is it brought in this law Adam would say it is so that people could see because learning about something or hearing about something is not like seeing.
So if they are told there is no death, they of course they will believe. But when you d see kind of death, Persona personified, right in front of you, it's not a person, but concrete
and it gets slaughtered, then the end, you really get the message that death is over, there is no death.
So one of the key differences between this life and the next life is that in this life, you're always anticipating death for yourself and your loved ones. Even if you get to forget about it for a while, something else will come and remind you have it that you have to die. And that death, the prospect of death is the end of all joy, worldly joy,
not the other worldly joy, that does not end with death.
So if somebody tells you, you got promoted somebody, you say, I bought a new house, you're happy with it as long as you get to enjoy it.
But if somebody tells you this is the house that you live in, but by the way, in five years, you have to leave, your happiness will be
limited. So why is it limited, because you know that you will have to leave this is not perpetual forever. So this is not really my home. So there's a difference between the two that if you own a home, you're treated differently as a rental.
Like the way that what you buy how you furnish it is very different. Why because for a rental, you're expecting that eventually you will have to do what
you have to leave. So you may not buy heavy stuff or permanent stuff because you say this is not my home, you see how you treat a rental. Whereas if you say or you believe that this is my house, and you anticipate I live this for the rest of my life, then the way that you furnish it and make yourself comfortable in it is different.
So the fact that things have to end is the killer of all joy in this life. Except we said
the other worldly joy, the spiritual joy because even if you say you're gonna die, by the fact that I went to Hajj that's not going to end. You still carry that with you. When you meet Allah azza wa jal, the fact that I gave sadaqa that's not going to end. The fact that I prayed that's not going to end but what is going to end everything material and everything worldly. That will end
So for the people of Ghana, when they are told that there is no death, it means that your happiness is eternal, you're not going to experience an end to this happiness. That's why their happiness increases. And in addition to everything that they see, there's always, as it says, In another Hadith, when the people of Ghana will be called to witness this, they'll be afraid that they will be told there is an end,
you have to exit. So when you hear they hear that, no, there is no death, they are secure in Jannah. So then that's their complete happiness, and the opposite with the people of of hellfire, that is, when they're called to witness this, they would hope that there's a way out, maybe they will be told that there is an end. But when they see that there is no death, then their sadness increases, because there is no end to that suffering that they could see. That's it, you're living, and there is no end to your life. So
that tells us that the contrast between the two types of lives and the contrast between happiness here on what lasts, and happiness there, and what last is telling us of what really is important here, which is the thing that carries with you the thing that last is the most important, and the things that perish, they seem important now, but there will come a time when you will look at them. And you will say this was not as important as they thought it was.
Although I gave it priority, it was not as important as they thought it was, especially when you're about to leave it. Okay, when you're about to hand it to somebody else, you realize that this was not mine. All the attention all the worry that I gave to my material possessions to my material life was not as important as my spiritual life and my next life. The following Hadith tells us also of something that the people of Ghana will experience that will add to their happiness. And that is where Rasul Allah is Allah Azza wa salam says that Allah will say to the people of Ghana, he will call them Yeah, hello Jana, all the people of Ghana they say Oh Allah, we are here listening. Yes,
the Baker was Saturday. For Kulu holder of the term he says are you happy? Are you content for coluna are Malena alumna Allah nada Why won't be why you won't be we be happy and content.
This is what is stopping us with this rocket athlete an amalgam tortilla hadn't been health IQ.
Why aren't we happy?
And you've given us something that you did not give anybody else
to see the people of Jana and what they witnessed and what they perceive is your Allah you gave us something that you did not give anybody else from your creation.
And that's you gave us the ultimate luck we have so favored, right? That we don't see that anyone else is better than us. Not the angels on anybody else who don't seem that anyone else is better than us. Why won't we be happy? So he said subhanho wa Taala or will say an AlTi come after lemon daddy. He says I'll give you something better than that.
Alright, better than everything that you've seen better than everything that you've enjoyed. How do we are up BYU che in Fedora Minda lake this is what is better than all of this
color or Halo on a committed one ephah the US Kotwali combat the whoever the he says I will send upon you or will give you my content. Me me I'll be happy with you.
So I will never be angry with you ever again.
And that is the greatest gift because once you have this from Allah Azza zuiden that means that you are set
you are happy forever there is no fear anymore.
of going to hell of dying of becoming sick none of it. So imagine a state where all fear is eliminated and or sadness is eliminated. And the only thing that you have to look forward to is happiness upon happiness upon happiness, where whatever you ask is fulfilled. Whatever you feel like is given to you. Whatever you ask Allah azza wa jal he says, Here you go. Imagine a state where you live like that. So the most precious gift in Jannah are to seeing Allah as origin
with which eclipses all the joy of Jana seeing the face of Allah
is more precious than anything that the people of Jannah experience
The food the drink, the company, all of that. And having Ridwan Allah, Allah being pleased with them is a greater even than anything also, in general that they would witness. So receiving these blessings from Allah azza wa jal is an AMA is a great net I'm aware hollows that sit, you don't have to worry about Allah being angry with you. Right. And for people who are worried about it in the dunya just hearing this, in itself, gives them comfort. That Now, despite what I've done, despite that all the things that I have gone through, I could reach a state where Allah says I will always be happy with you. So imagine this love between you and Allah, this harmony between you and Allah
azza wa jal, this peace that you will feel. So that is really a stage that we all want to reach. Because as long as we are living in this dunya, Allah destined that we should live in this dunya we're always experiencing pain and anxiety and fear
and the possibility that maybe we won't go to dinner, maybe we will be punished. Maybe we will not see our loved ones maybes and maybes and maybes. But then when you enter Jannah, and you receive Allah's pleasure, that's it, that's the end of all, worry.
So if you feel that your heart is
anxious and uncomfortable, and what have you, remember that the complete comfort of the heart, the complete pleasure of the heart, will be in the next life
with Allah azza wa jal and that is what you seek, that's what you want. And there is a partial
pleasure of the heart that exists when you're close to Allah in the dunya.
As when you stray away from him, subhanaw taala in the dunya, you start feeling bad on the inside.
You start feeling all these troubles inside your heart and with your mind, you start being anxious, you start you know, thinking, overthinking, bad thoughts come to you. And bad thoughts don't only mean haram, but disturbing thoughts come to your brain come to your heart, you're not at peace. You're fighting with everybody. You don't enjoy your day. And what why are you experiencing all of these things, because you've strayed from
Allah Zoda. And you strayed away from straight away from the path of Islam. Whereas if you stick to it, and stick to it, by the way, the way that Allah wants you to and the way that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam had practiced, because sometimes we practice Islam in ways that are not Islam,
right. Sometimes we practice Islam, sometimes we're selective.
Sometimes we overemphasize this and de emphasize that, and so you will find an imbalance. But if you want the comfort of Islam, the comfort of the Sharia, in ways that Allah loves and in ways that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam has preached, then you will find that that anxiety will start to decrease because you have assurances from Allah disputes and anger between you and your spouse between you and your children between you and your neighbor will decrease. Because now you know how to handle your anger and their anger, any dispute that they have, you will know how to comfort your heart so you're not angry all the time. You're not arguing with people all the time you know how to take
something, absorb it and wait till they are feeling better and then talk about a problem to solve it, rather than argue all the time. So the more that you are closer to Allah azza wa jal, the more that you will feel a comfort that is partially related to the comfort of Jana.
And if you're not close to Allah, you will feel a discomfort that is partially related to the discomfort of hellfire. Right.
So, just to, you know, feel that Allah is pleased with you. And again, partially, can we kind of feel it, maybe well low and um, when you find yourself doing what pleases Allah, you could, you know, find comfort in the fact that if Allah did not want the best for me, he would not have led me to pray.
Okay, minus all the arrogance and pride that could creep into our hearts, not that you have to be careful not to let into your heart, I'm better. I'm great, I'm good. I'm destined to go to Jannah that's not it. But if Allah did not want the best for me, he would not have led me to Juma. He would not have opened the door of dua for me, he would not have allowed me to give sadaqa so this allows you to give
and be comforted with the fact that Allah had led you to something as beautiful as this. So that motivates you to do that.
More Good. Nila assertive to thank him for this and to do more good Bismillah xojo
The following Hadith and here's this all we're talking about Jana and Jahannam Heaven and Hell right and things related to it. So as he says, we'll see the Hadith to Yama Padrino hula hula. So he's talking about someone who was killed and us he said that he was killed on the day of bed
and he was a golem he was a lad. And he was young. So how if there was not fighting, okay, how he thought was with Muslims, but he was a mean, in the camp. Right in the camp. He was not a fighter because you know, young men or boys are lads they don't fight. But he was in the camp back in the camp, but he was killed with a struggle because of a stray arrow.
So no one intended to kill him. But a straight arrow flew and happened to hit him and he died. And he was young, as we said, a boy who learn
literature at Omaha in Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his mother comes to the prophets Allah to Salem and she says Ya rasool Allah, he put out often and Zillah de Haritha Domini. He says O Messenger of Allah, you know how close Hadith that is to me.
And you know how much I love Hadith. His her what? Her son Alright,
for EcoFin Jannetty Osbourne will act as if he is in Jannah I'll be patient and expect the reward from Allah. have patients sobre la TISA where intercolonial Oakura but if he's not there, if is the other one tarama asna you see what I will do?
What will she do?
Cry and wail and hero's journey, something like that meaning I will be so sad. Now if you tell me, I lost my son and he's in Jannah
at least I can be patient and expect a reward from Allah as urgent for losing my son, who is so close and dear to me. But if he's not, you know, telling me that he's somewhere else,
I will get a shield collapse. So the prophets of Allah Allah your Salam says way hacky
way hacky could mean Woe to you, or mercy to you means both way hacky, our hability. I will. hability has two meanings. One of them means Do you know what you're saying?
Or the other one did you lose someone could mean this or could mean that. So if the prophets Allah settlement, do you know what you're saying?
It means that the prophets audio Salam is commenting on what she had proposed. Do you have an idea what you're saying, meaning? Is it because of the laws and the gravity of the loss of your child that you're saying something like this? I will have built it. Or in other words, have you lost your mind? Right. Have you lost your mind that you're saying this? Then he said some Lolly or psyllium Alger our agenda too and we're headed to here. Is it one Jana? You're talking about? In her genome cathedral? It's many paradises. We're in a hula Feagin knitted favoritos and he is in a few of those. So how Allah right? So this is the comfort that that mother was seeking. And it's actually
goes beyond what she was hoping because it is not just simply in Jana, when we say Jenna Of course it includes all the levels of Jannah but what is the highest of them? And for those and that is the prophets, Allah we send them he says it is ultimate Allah Hafiz Alou hold your dose. He says when you ask Allah as Kim for unfair dose, because it's the highest of Jannah. And its ceiling is the Throne of Allah azza wa jal and from it the rivers of paradise spring.
So that's the best of Jana. So he says about Haritha, or the Allahu Anhu that he was in Alfio. DOS, Allah. Right. So that tells us about levels of Jana. But tells us also about something about grief
tells us something about grief.
Now, if you do not have a belief in a creator or an ex life, and the loved one dies, what do you do with that loss? Especially when somebody tells you is just random,
and there's nothing after, and you never get to see them again? What do you do with that loss? How will you deal with it?
I would submit it's not easy, right? You just lost him. And the problem is there is no meaning. Right? No meaning why it happened. There's no comfort that you could receive.
So one of the greatest dramas
that we have as believers, and we have to tell others about other Muslims or non Muslims, is that no Allah azza wa jal does what he does for a reason, and people who die will be resurrected, and you will get to see them again. And if both of you are in heaven, forget about all the losses and sadness of the dunya, you will be reunited.
So that is what you should hope for. If a person knows that this is only a temporary separation, they could bear that, right, you lost your parent, you loved them so much you lost your child, you loved them so much, or your loved one your spouse, you love him so much. If you will never see him again, then that means this is forever and forever is hard to bear. But if I tell you, you could see them again, and not only see them, but be with them. And not only be with them, but also be happy together. Then you could take on whatever life throws at you of loss, and you will say we'll meet again,
the only thing that you need to do is work on two things, one make dua for them. Right? How could you benefit the dead after they've died?
Do is the best thing. So make dua for them, so that they will be in Jannah. And you work on yourself so that you end up in Jannah as well with them. That is the ultimate happiness. Right.
And here maybe one of the benefits or low album that we can take with that hadith is the prophets of Allah who Allahu wa salam generally is soft, but you sometimes can be stern, right? When there is reason for it. So this woman had just lost her son. So in some instances, the prophets Allah, Allah Christendom would be very accommodating. Right, and just sit back and not say something until the time is appropriate. And at times when the person should know better, the prophets Allah, Allah wa salam will point their attention to what you're doing is wrong, what you said is wrong. This action is wrong. And depending on the expectation and the knowledge of the prophets, Allah you send them
with that person could be a little stern or very stern, stern or even angry. Because if you know better, you should behave better in the you should say better things. So this woman, Muhammad, Allah, Allah, what are the and how because he's also habia. It just the grief at that moment made her say what she said, with the prophets, Allah wa salam wanted her to go back to her senses and know that
if you don't know what happened to your son, even God forbid, right, your son were to be in somewhere else. You're not allowed to do something that upsets Allah as origin. But then the question here is, at that moment, how do you assure yourself that you will behave in ways that are pleasing to Allah? Because this is a shock, right? Somebody's death is a shock. How can I tell you How could you be ready
to receive unexpected bad news?
Especially that you don't know when it's gonna happen? Suddenly, how could you be ready for it?
Unless you are ready,
most of the time or all the time. And he you have this reservoir of iman
you have this daily habit of Salah and DUA and Quran so that whenever calamity strikes you find yourself
ready? Or as ready as you can be, right? Just like for instance, you know, if somebody is supposed to run a marathon,
when do you exercise one day a week?
You keep exercising right? Until the time comes, right. So if you have something I mean, an athletic competition of importance, you keep practicing in anticipation of the day when I will be called, let's say you're not even on the team. But you might be called. So hoping that you will be called you'll keep practicing every day so that you are fitted that when you're called, you're ready to perform. Right makes sense, right? So you will be called to perform when a calamity strikes. You don't know when you don't know what that is? But you gotta be ready for it by being close to Allah azza wa jal, right? And we're not saying spend 24 hours a day in the masjid but saying Enough Enough
Salah enough Quran enough that when it hits you know that you there's something to lean on to rescue you from that or deal. Okay, so that you would not collapse
the next Hadith here, the prophets of Allah Allah wa salam and that's an interesting one he said Sal, Allahu Allah us Allah ma baina mencoba yield careful. Mercy Allah to Salah.
30 A Jamelia Rokeby Masuria Yanni fee jahannam. Tada, Hera, it says between the shoulders, okay, the width of the shoulders of the disbeliever is the distance of three days for the fast rider.
Right, the fast rider,
play fast rider of what you're riding a horse.
And you're riding fast, you're racing.
And you're racing for how many days,
three days. He says that's the width
of the shoulders of the disbeliever, meaning in jahannam. By play, well, of course, that's not the width of our shoulders today, right? So that that means that we're going to be really big, namby hopefulness. And without that the disbelievers will be really big in jahannam. For you, so that distance is maybe an approximate distance. But I mean, it just tells you about how big a person is. Now, just for illustration, I'm not saying that's the distance just for illustration, just a guess, on my part, right? If you take a fast horse, multiply the speed per hour, for 24 hours, three days, maybe get around 6000 kilometers. Again, it's a guess on my part, I'm not telling you. That's
exactly it could be more could be less than 6000 kilometers, right? So 6000 kilometers, again, you can do your own calculations that will take you from Toronto to London, UK.
That's the width of the shoulders of a disbeliever. That's a big, isn't it?
So first of all, Allah can do this or not?
Yes, absolutely. Right. So when we hear these things, we believe in them.
And they show you the Majesty of Allah azza wa jal, and how minuscule and small we are today. were nothing compared to someone who will be that size, that's first of all, second, think about hell, and how many people it will have, if it houses if one person is this size, and yet it will house all of them, or all this size, how big is hell?
And how big is heaven? So this is something beyond imagination. What this tells you, one of the things that it tells you is the Majesty of Allah and His power.
And that Allah azza wa jal subhanho wa Taala right, he could do whatever he wants to things in the next life will be Subhanallah beyond what we've seen beyond what we experienced. But the Prophet sallahu wa Salam is telling you are giving you a glimpse of it. This is one thing in hellfire. This is how big he will be. Right.
In the next one now we'll go to Jana. And the code the two Hadith here, talk about Jana he says some alojado Salam in Nephele Jannetty Lucha Jara yes Iraqi woofie really Jaime atta. I'm in Daya Taha.
He sets a lot he was salam. There's a tree in Ghana. The rider will travel 100 years he will not be able to cross it.
In another Hadith, he sets a law to sell them something similar but he adds you see a little rocky boo. La Jolla del muda Mara Surya says the rider will ride a horse approximation a horse that is fast. That is a good horse Joanne meaning it wants to run it's a good runner Surya is fast, modern, more prepared to run. Many of the Arabs if they wanted to race a horse, they'll feed it a special diet. So they will do is that they will feed it until it gains weight. Then it will put it on a diet where it's eating old enough so that it will lose the fat and it loses the fat like that in ways that they know it becomes quick and it wants to run so if they wanted to raise bone marrow, they
will take the horse and they do that with it because they know it will be the fastest it will be.
So it says that horse what is suitable fitted to run. If he runs for 100 years, he will not cut or it will not be able to reach the end of that tree. And that is a tree in Jannah. So again, the calculation is beyond me i don't know because the protocol is me did not say it's only 100 years of travel he says he will not be able to end it. So how big is this tree in Jana? And if this is the tree in Jana, how big is Jana itself? So if Allah xojo gives you a palace in Jana, it's not like the palaces here.
If Allah azza wa jal, you know, shows you a river or gives you a river in general it's not like the rivers here and if Allah azza wa jal gives you an ego to the marketplace and Jenna and you meet the people there is like nothing that is here. So, you would you sacrifice what is here, or what is there,
which is print more precious, in his assemble of 100 ame have said he said, even if the hereafter, okay, was inferior to this dunya even if Jana was inferior to this dunya is still heaven would be better because Heaven lasts. And this does not.
That if someone gives you something made of gold here, but it's going to end, and something that is made of more humble material over there, but it lasts, he says that would be more precious, because it's yours forever.
So if you were to sacrifice one for the sake of the other, the you would sacrifice the dunya for the earth era, not the everlasting for the sake of something that you will eventually lose. So imagine a tree like this, how incredible it is. And that's only the beginning of experiencing the wonder of Jannah.
And if some will follow Insha Allah, we will see as we said, some of them are some some of these things are beyond imagination.
The next Hadith of the messenger salatu salam, and again, we encountered something similar, but it adds a little bit. So remember the 70,000 who will enter Jannah without account and without punishment. So he sets a lot of use in them about it.
And we said that their faces will be lit like the moon, like a full moon. So remember that from last time. In this hadith, he adds something so Allahu Allah He was alum muda merci corner if you don't bow to whom Baba he says they're all holding each other's hand. Liat Hollowell, whom Hedayat hola funeral home, the first of them will not enter until the last one enters.
So what the commentators have said about this is that it means that they are one row, all of them 70,000. And all of them if the first will not enter until the last what does that mean is that all of them enter together at the same time,
some 80,001 row, all of them enter Jannah at the same time. So how big is that gate
of Jana? Right? So you imagine the gates of Jenny imagine just like one big gate, right? And all of us are going to be in the LA Zoo to enter from that gate. The gates of Jannah are very different that they'll accommodate 70,000 All of them right standing in one row entering at the same time. So you're talking about something that we have not seen. The gates of Jannah are beyond imagination. Jenner is beyond imagination, if that's just the gate, what about what's inside? Now?
So he in the following Hadith of the prophets of Allahu alayhi wa sallam he said
in a halal Jannetty diet or own a lot of Hatfield, Jana Camerata, Tara Anelka Rafi Sana, he says the people of Jana, they will look at the highest dwellings the highest Jenna's the highest people in general hoerauf are the high
rooms or the high houses, palaces, something that is very high. It says they will look at it as you're looking at the stars in the sky. And another Hadith he said salatu salam, as he said, as you would see the star in the east or in the West.
So you probably have done that you stood and you looked at the sky, and you've seen many stars up there, right. And these are very far from where we are. He said so Allah Allah wa salam that there will be people in the Hall of in the highest levels of Jannah. The people who are in the lower levels, they when they look at them, they will see them like you see the stars on this earth.
But if they will look at them, and what do they see way above something shiny?
That's how high they are.
Right? So that tells you that Jana has grades, we know that levels. And the greater that you go in Jannah the more that Allah blesses you and the more that you see of the wonders of Jana. So that maybe is a motivation for a person to say, I don't want to be in the lower levels, although the lower lovers are plenty good. hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen but if I have a chance, if I have an option, and as long as we're alive you do, right? You have an ambition right in this dunya
right. You have ambition maybe you said I lost all hope I don't have any ambition anymore, but you probably have still have some ambition. As long as you're alive. You say I want to buy this I want to be this I want to connect
that right is always something, especially if you're young, you're saying I want to be and be and get them that so you have ambition in this life to get more and be better.
They do we have ambition for the athlete
I want to be among the best. I want to be among the 70,000. It's not enough for me to be the best in the dunya in this dunya. But why not? I am also to be the best in the earth here as well. Why not? I be among those who will be told enter agenda without any question. And without any punishment, why not aim for that? Why not ask for it? At least ask for it. Right? Why not ask as we said in the Hadith, when the prophets Allah Selim told us about that for those ask Allah for Allah to dos, why not ask for it? Now you may say, No, I don't deserve it.
We say Is there any harm in asking?
And maybe when you ask, two things could happen. One, Allah could see that you're sincere, and guide you to a path that enables you to reach it.
Or maybe also, when you're saying and asking for these things you say to yourself? Well, I've been asking. But there's another way of also to ask, which is to do.
Right? Meaning you start to compete
in righteousness so that you would reach those levels. So you feel lazy, and you say, I don't feel like praying, let's just talk about the theory that I don't feel like praying at this moment. But then you think, I can't be there unless I pray. You say, Let me pray and you pray for the sake of that physician for the sake of being honored and not be embarrassed on the Day of Judgment, where you say, Okay, I don't feel like giving sadaqa let me keep it and you say no, if I give sadaqa, I'm a candidate, maybe to be that place, see that sadhaka you don't need to be in that place. So that ambition in the F era helps us in the dunya. So you think of yourself, and by the way people have
gender are not going to be envious of those who are above them. Which is very different than people here. Because what do you see someone here who
supersedes you? Or has more than you? Word inwardly matters, what happens? You typically feel bad for yourself, and that they don't deserve what they have, right? They don't deserve it. Why is it that they have it, and I'm miserable, because I don't have it. So you feel bad and envious, bad for yourself and visible they have the people of Jannah, they don't do that. Because first of all, Allah had taken any friction in their heart,
any hatred, any animosity, so that they don't hate each other.
And maybe also Allah, and then because once you enter Jannah, you realize the effort that each of us had to put, especially those in the higher realms to be there.
That is, you could be envious of someone in this dunya, who is successful, but if you understand the sacrifice, and how much he had to give up to reach that stage, and you realize that you did not, you may not be so envious, maybe you say he deserves it, because after all, he did all of these things to be there. Right? If somebody really studied, and if somebody really, you know, gave up a lot of life's pleasures just to be somewhere. And you know, that you'll say, you know, he should be there. Right? He should be there. So maybe the people of Ghana when they look at the people, and they will not see the details of their name of their pleasures, those who are above them, but since they know
that they're above the you know, that they have done enough to be there. And Allah azza wa jal is just and merciful. So they should be there so they don't feel envious of them. But we're saying for our sake in this dunya as long as we still have the opportunity,
do we not want to be among those in the highest ranks? Right. So search and inspect and try to find out the things that you can do to propel you to the highest ranks, whether it is
cleansing your heart from the diseases of the heart, from Pride and from arrogance, and from doubt and from
envy, and from sheer can be
also purifying the body from sin, doing what Allah loves, rushing to do what Allah loves, if you hear about the sooner you practice it, you try to be steadfast and close to Allah as though Did you remember him as often as you can do the things that Allah loves the most and that way, as we said, Maybe we will be candidates for those higher levels of gender and also removing suspicion from your heart removing anger towards your brothers and sisters.
That is something that is beautiful and the more that you work on that the more that you're likely insha Allah to get those higher levels will low LM.
the following Hadith and we've encountered something similar, but it's also good insha Allah to re emphasize this point
Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam said that Allah will say to the person who is least punished on the Day of Judgment, receiving least punishment in hellfire.
He will say lo Anelka mafia or the mean che in a quantitative study behavior if you had everything on this earth, would you ransom yourself with it?
So we're talking about the person who is least receiving least punishment. And Allah tells them if you have all that was on this earth, would you ransom yourself, give it up? To save yourself from punishment? So he will say yes, so Allah says Allah Tomika wanna minha it says, I want it from you something that is much less than that. What have you sold the Adam while Willie wild while you were still in Adam? Still in Adam meaning just like a sperm and add them or just, you know, a possibility in them. Ali Salam and Trisha kabhi che that you associate no one with me that's what Allah wanted from him. That's what Allah commanded us. For our beta e learn to shoot a Kobe, but you refused but
to associate people with me or things with me.
So Allah azza wa jal is basic command is what to hate. And the Bucha
if a person has to heat okay, what is still hate La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah meaning a person believes that
right, and in the case of the previous nations La Ilaha, Illa Allah and they believe in their prophets and messengers. So, let you know him Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah and the avoid shirk. So, it's not enough that you just say it,
okay? And then you go on and you contradict it by believing other things. Because there are other things that are shared you can say that either Allah Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah.
But if you make sudo to something else, what is that?
You say if that's sure, but I see that either hate Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, so why not?
That's because you've contradicted that statement. Right? So every statement, has requisites has demands, whatever it is, if you say if you say for instance, I'm a student
at this particular college, but you don't register or if you register, you attend no classes or you register for no classes, are you a student? You go to them and you say, Well, I'm student they say, how, What commitment did you have or make to make you a student? Just simply by saying you're a student? No.
So the same thing is you say I'm muslim, NIAID and Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, you got to avoid what should so a person says, let either Illa Allah but they worship someone with Allah azza wa jal, even though they believe in Allah, lay Allah, it's as if it's canceled.
Because ILA is to worship only one.
And if you see Mohammad Rasool Allah, but you don't listen to Muhammad sallahu wa salam, meaning I don't want to listen to him is that still Rasul? Allah? No. So, if a person has this to hate, right, and they avoid shirk, right, that means that the person has fulfilled the basic command of Allah azza wa jal of avoiding *can having to hate what remains after that is what punishment may be based on the sins that we have done. But eventually such a person will go were
genuine right? As long as you have to hate and there is no chips or your toe he does is sound the only thing after that and salah is a different kind of in a different category because some of the other might have said if you don't have sada you don't have Islam, some of other Allama did not agree with that. But anyway, if we have to hate and you avoid ship, then yes, they have the kind of the basis of Islam then that eventually that person with sins without sin, eventually they will go to Jannah. But if a person disbelieves in Allah azza wa jal or takes others in worship with ALLAH, so they don't have to hate then they have no guarantee and no promise and no opportunity to antigen
and that is what the prophet Allah is really saying to that particular servant of his mean Abdo, that is while you are
If you saw the Adam
as Allah as the agenda, he said in the in the Quran in surah Ihlara that Allah has extracted all the progeny of Adam from him and he laid them all and he asked them all ls to build up become Am I not Europcar, rubella? He said he they all said yes. So that is something that has happened with all of us. We don't remember. But Allah told told us about it. So he Allah azza wa jal had taken our oath, our confirmation that we worship Him alone, right? So this is Allah as the real ask him that person I commanded you to worship me and not associate any partners with me. Was that that hard to do? Because now while you are being punished in hellfire, if I were to give you everything in the dunya,
you would give it away simply for that punishment to stop. But the price for Jana was much simpler than that. And that is what listened to me. As we said previously, right? So imagine the basic commands that Allah had asked us to do. He said, Okay, let either illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah, you have salah, you have the cat, you have fasting,
hajj and umrah if you're capable, if you have enough resources to perform that. Stay away from the basic major sins. And instead of that you have an opportunity to practice the halal is if you do this,
you're supposed to do go away and avoid the major sins, right? Do these basic obligations. If you do that, where will you go to go to Jana?
So the formula seems easy. Allah did not ask you for all of your money and all of your time. And all of that what you own. It didn't ask you for this. He said a portion of it some of your time, some of your money, some of your attention, right. But even that we fail to do
so Subhan Allah Allah was very lenient to be very merciful with us. But we on the other hand, we are so greedy and selfish and forgetful, that we don't want to give anything to Allah xojo
Right, we don't want to give to anything to Allah. We don't want to give anything for the hereafter. If somebody tells us donate, Linda gift for Allah azza wa jal, we hold our hand back. But if somebody tells us buy something new for yourself, we go and spend our money and we wasted the dunya Yeah, our pockets are open for the earthhero they're closed for the dunya I can stand for hours in line waiting for something new to draw. I could stand you know, I can spend hours watching this or playing that right? When he says sit and read the Quran for 10 minutes. What do we say? I don't have time.
Or reality is read the Quran for 10 minutes I don't have time.
But you have time and we have time and I have done from my phone. Right? And talking to someone or texting back. But when it comes to the Quran, it seems it is so heavy that we can do it. So if you think about the simplicity, the ease of what Allah is asking you say to yourself, why is it that I'm not doing it
and it could take me only half an hour an hour a day and that's it. But at least I have something substantial if you added each day something substantial for the hereafter
the following Hadith here the prophets a lot he was setting them he said and let me see there's
he said somebody was telling me what to do been a naughty be Shiva Tikka and the home with it and he says people some people will be taken saved from hellfire because of intercession and they will grow as we will see in the Hadith the they will grow as if they are small cucumbers or small plants. It's called fit in the following Hadith, our Inter continue actually this hadith, right? Yeah continues this hadith is Hobbes asking somebody else or one of them rages asking somebody else what is authority, they say outdoor hobbies, and so on and so on. And then someone is asking or semiotic, Jabari or Kulu Yehuda to be Scheffer, Ataman and not me. Did you hear from Jabber? Radi Allahu Anhu
saying that the prophets Allah seldom said that people will leave Hellfire because of intercession. He said yes. Right.
let's take from this because I will explain the people in hellfire coming out and how they grow. The other Hadith will explain it. But the last part here is yet to be Shiva it mean enough that people will act
because it Hellfire because of intercession
that here is a statement in Hadith. And there are other Hadith confirming intercession as Shiva, what is intercession? The major and the most
important intercession is the intercession of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what does this mean to intercede just like the word itself means shefa is for go you go to for you to go and speak on somebody's else's behalf, so that something good would happen or something bad would be averted. That's what Shiva is intercession come and help me. i It comes from, you know, a duel. Okay, not individual, but duel to Chef. Ah, so as if you want to get a job, let's say and you don't know the person there, but somebody else knows him. So you say can you come and intercede
together to people so they go and intercede on your behalf and they give you that job. So on the Day of Judgment, there is a shafa for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
But also there is a Shiva and that's the major Shiva but also there's a Shiva for the angels and a chauffeur for the believers who will intercede on behalf of people inside Jahannam who are Muslims to exit and leave jahannam. So people in hellfire benefit from the intercession of the believers to begin with Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam and the other prophets of Allah and the angels and the rest of the righteous. So why it was important here to re emphasize why people exit Hellfire because of the Shiva it's because some people denied that some sects, right have denied that. So it's important and it to confirm that part of it that which is that there is Shiva on the Day of
Judgment. Beginning with the Prophets Lottie was salam going all the way to the believers. But let's go here to the main point of the Hadith on the following Hadith adds a little bit and the following Hadith adds a little bit, so Allah will read them all and then explain them. He'll follow Hadith he says salatu salam Ihara, Oman Bina Nari that Adama Mr. Holman has suffered on faith, Harun al Jana, for you send me him and will genitive Johanna mean, he said Salatu was Salam. Some people will get to exit from hellfire after they have been burned by it after they had been burned by it, and they will enter Jannah so the people of Jana will call them l Johanna Miyun. The people of hellfire the
people of Jana will call those people who had come later after being burned they call them l Johanna Miyun the people of hellfire
the following Hadith adds, he says either the hello hello Jannetty Jana when the people of Jana go to Jana and the people of hellfire will go to hellfire. Allah will say
mankind if you call behemoth called who have by the heart the limit emerged for every Jew that Allah will say whoever has inside Johanna a mustard seed of Eman, get him out.
So those are what
Muslims are not Muslims. Those are Muslims. But how much do they have the little list of EMA so they're they're low LM how many years they spent a lot of them. But Allah as often says after you know people have genuine agenda people of hellfire to hellfire these are Muslims, but they're still being punished. So this is kind of the last installment of people to leave who are still Muslims inside. They have a mustard seed or a little bit more of Eman still inside. So Allah Islam says if you find someone like that for those who are going to intercede, get them out. So the Prophet continues for you for you to do an hour cut into a shoe. They they get them out and they have been
burned completely burned. Where I do Humana they are like charcoal.
Meaning what completely black completely burned up in charcoal how dry it is. Now Black it is. That's what they are like completely burned. For you will call in a funeral higher they will be put or dipped in the river of life. So there is a river called river of life they will be dipped in the river of life. Karla Yanbu tuna they will spring they will grow cotton but we'll head back to the HMI recently I'll call the HMI yet you say Well, hello maybe you ilimitado Anathem Bhutto's of Malta where he said so they will grow or spring up like a seed would grow on the banks of a river. He said Somalia Sudan Don't you see that when it starts growing? It grows yellow and twisting or curly.
So what happens here what the Prophet SAW Selim is describing is that the river right and the banks have
River is going to carry with it as it keeps flowing mud.
And it puts it on both sides of the river, that soil is very fertile. So there happens to be a seed there because the soil is so good, it grows in a day, you can begin to see the growth of that seed in a day because of its how rich it is. So he said Somalia was salam, they'll be taken out and put in that river of life. They'll grow so fast, like that seed. And he said, Don't you see in the beginning how it is weak meaning yellow, and curly says they start to grow and they grow weak in the beginning and eventually they are full human beings, but this is how Allah azza wa jal brings them back to life after what they have turned completely burned. After they are like,
has I said humor?
that tells you first of all that there will be people who have Iman, but their Eman is so small, that they will be completely burned.
And so if that's the case of we know about this now,
just saying that your Muslim, okay. is not going to save you from Jen.
And yes, just having Iman, if that Iman is very small. That's not going to save you from Jen. Right. So what do you need is more than that,
more than saying I'm a Muslim?
I've been born Muslim. Somehow that there's that in that there's a guarantee or saying a man is here. Can one of the misleading statements that people have is faith is here or Iman is here for you if Eman is here?
What is it only doing here?
It is not there. Is there no way for it to move outside of this space to find its way into your body as well in into your context as well. Why is it trapped in your heart if your Eman is here? Right? So ima needs to actually expand and extend. So if somebody says, I've given this example before it says I'm honest on the inside.
Is that enough?
No, people have to see you practice honesty, right? Otherwise you're not? What if someone says take any ideology? What if somebody says I'm a capitalist, but does not follow the tenets of capitalism at all?
Right? A capitalist who believes in the equal distribution of wealth,
right? And the state owning means of production, but capitalist in the heart.
Does that make sense? This is no or a communist, who believes in free market?
Does that make sense? This is whatever you believe, has consequences. And if people don't see even in the dunya if they don't see these consequences, they'll say you're lying.
To you, Allah azza wa jal is generous and he knows the heart more than anybody else. But if you just keep your iman trapped in your heart, and it has no manifestation or your tongue and your body will risk this thing that yes, maybe Allahu Allah maybe you're still a mortal man. You're still a believer. But do you want to spend enough time in Hellfire for you to burn completely inside enough
to be taken out like this? Do you have a patience Jenny? I mean May Allah protect everybody but if you just burn your hand on the stove, you know how I would hurt right? You know the agony that comes from this. So do you want to be completely burned.
So why keep your iman trapped and see it's on the inside as if that's enough. It's not enough Allah still wants from you to be honest. To remember him he still wants your body to perform Iman. He still wants your eyes to perform Iman and stay away from haram. It is these things that confirm Iman, these things that grow Iman, but if you keep Iman solely trapped in the heart, maybe and for some people this could happen even eventually leaves even this mustard seed disappears.
If you don't nurture your iman, no one has guaranteed for you that you demand will continue.
But just just like money, okay, you keep it unguarded, unprotected uninvested and you think nothing is going to happen to it.
Who is attacking your email and day and night?
The shaytaan is attacking your email and your weaknesses attacking your iman and you think somehow it will be safe. If you don't defend it. If it does not grow, it could
completely go away. You could completely lose all faith and all types of belief. So for those people Allah azza wa jal is merciful with them even though they had just a mustard seed. That's Allah is just as he says get them out and when they get them out,
Allah azza wa jal
brings them back to life in the manner that was described in the Hadith. And it says In another Hadith that is authentic is that the people of Jana will call them a Johanna Miyun
the Hellfire people, and then Allah as the general say, Allah Bellomo, Taka al Jabbar? No, they're the ones being freed by Allah. The free ones of Allah mean Allah freedom. So this is freedom from hellfire, coming directly from Allah as Xeljanz permission, Allah freed them.
So on the one hand, we see the mercy of Allah as the origin and his justice, even if it's just a little bit of Eman, it benefits. But it's very risky for a person living today to say that's enough for me. Right if we run away from any type of suffering here, because we can't take it, imagine a person being trapped in Hellfire for Allah knows how long and being burned for Allah knows how long until they almost lose life until they almost lose life. So and we ask Allah as though to give us the insight to do what we need to do here before we regret it over there. Let's stop here in sha Allah and see if you have questions. And we will continue in sha Allah with this chapter next week
because it's a longer one longer chapter inshallah.
No, no, sorry, say, so there's another Hadith from the Prophet sallahu wa salam, it's not here, that says that Allah azza wa jal had given him.
Ali Salatu was Salam that with every 70 that every one among the 70,000 There's another 70,000 So that will take us into the millions, I think, a low atom so it handle a lot of benign Amenia No, Allah's Mercy is, is limitless and Allah, you know, kid in every generation, choose people among or in that generation to be among those 70,000 or to be those in that first job for those that are under or to be those among the foremost a Saba cone. So it's possible it's open for everybody it's just we need the effort when do owl so for that
beginning of the video
with the golfers will be wait until the last person leaves from the intersection from there.
And that's interesting.
So, repeat that please again.
The believers will be there for the non believers from the beginning. So the word for the harsh person or it will be they will
you mean wait for them
to enter Jannah or wait for them how
Well until each person is judged, so does he wait until each person is judged? I do not know Allah Allah. I do not know I mean it could be it could be we know that the prophets Allah wa Salam is the one who is going to open the gates of Jannah and then after that all the people will enter we know that the Prophet salallahu Salam will enter so the people of Jannah will ask Allah and intercede while inside Jana and they will be allowed to be up to be allowed to bring some people from hellfire out from hellfire into Jana. But the position of the prophets Allah Allah cinema where he waits I do not know that Allah
let's give you an Charlaine opportunity anyone who has anything else inshallah
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