The Disease and the Cure #04 Fearing Allah Saves Us
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So last time,
we've mentioned that claim to human who Allah said that there are two causes and reasons for a person's happiness. That is, if you keep them in mind, you'd be happy in the hereafter and in the dunya, as well. And he mentioned the first one. And the first was that you must believe and you will find out in the Quran and the Sunnah, that Allah azza wa jal had given you the details of the path of good and evil.
And if you know what is good, you want to know what is good, you want to know what is bad, not only in general terms,
and to be honest, right? That's a general one, right? Don't hurt others. That's a genuine one, but in detail as well. How To be honest, how not to hurt others, what Allah loves in detail. And what Allah hates in detail, which is not available to the human mind, the human mind will is accessible or gives you access to certain things you may know, right? Wrong, feels right feels wrong, but in detail, right? You wouldn't know don't eat this and eat that. This is bad for you, this is good for you, you will not be able to reach that on your own you agree? So the details of it Allah azza wa jal providers, so that's the cause of happiness. Now, he says the other reason for happiness is not
to mislead yourself, when it comes to these explanations and announcements and recommendations in the Quran and Sunnah, that you know them, but you backtrack by saying what, it's fine if I violate them, because I'll rely on something else, I will rely on the fact that Allah's forgiveness is very vast. So you'll forgive me, whatever I do, I'll rely on the fact that as he mentioned, that I have ancestry that are righteous, they'll take care of me when I die, I'll rely on the fact that I love the righteous, so I'll be with them, I'll rely on this. And I'll rely on that. So he says, you're going against your own interest against your own happiness when you do all of these things, because
you have to realize that all of these reasons, are delusions from the shaytaan. So he is trying here, as you will see, as we go through the second reason, that delusion or that misunderstanding is that he is trying to treat an illness and that illness is the illness of ignorance. Because he remember when he mentioned that, in the beginning, very beginning that ignorance is an illness. It's a disease, because we don't know what's good and bad, you're going to do things that harm you, you will see an example you will do things that go against your own interest. And when you have what they call a general rule more a cap the complex type of ignorance where you do not know what you
think, you know, that's usually
is the sin of humanity.
So we don't know that we don't know and admit that.
We don't know but we think we know right?
So he is trying to fix that illness by saying here is how you're supposed to think about some ideas in the Quran and some Hadith and about Allah's forgiveness and about expecting the best from him. subhanho wa taala.
So, he said, for instance here, some rely on the fact that Allah azza wa jal says well, so for your article or book if Atala speaking to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam in the Quran, Allah said, and Allah will give you until you're satisfied. So he says, Well, that means that he is not going to be not going to be satisfied until all of his ummah are in paradise. So meaning that guarantees for us that none of us will be punished because how if I'm one of His followers will be happy, happy meaning the Prophet alayhi salatu salam If I'm punished, you follow the reasoning is it clear
Okay, so no claim to him Allah he says to her that mean Akbar Hale jelly this has gone over the worst types of ignorance available, because of course the prophets of Allah Allah who was setting them will be content with whatever pleases Allah zodion. And if Allah is happy with punishing certain people because of their offenses, is the Prophet going to contradict Allah?
Allah will be happy or the prophets Allah his son will be happy with whatever pleases Him. Subhana Allah to Allah says that's the wrong misunderstanding of the idea. No, Allah will give you until he satisfies you in the dunya and in the akhira. At the same time, punishing the offenders is something that
Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam will agree with because that is Allah's decision and everybody submits to Allah's decision.
Even if you don't, at times understand it.
Right, especially true in the dunya. That is, if you know that this is Allah's decision, do you question it?
No, you may try to understand it, but there's a difference between the two. So in the interest of Allah azza wa jal
when he told him that Adam is going to be created, what did they say?
That the geography hammer Yousuf here is we could Dima, are you going to put on this earth? People who will spread corruption and bloodshed? Were they objecting?
That was not an objection angels don't object but what are they trying to do? Understand from Allah azza wa jal because he gave them the chance to ask that question. So when you have an opportunity, you could inquire within the Quran within the sunnah to try to understand but that's very different than objecting to whatever Allah azza wa jal has decided to be the truth. But when you know that it says you submit to it, whether you fully understand it or not. So that's generally right, how it should be. And he is saying here that's the correct understanding of the idea. And he says others also rely on the idea in the lie of feudal luno Virginia, Allah forgives all sins.
So the what did he understand from that idea that Allah will forgive all of my sins just like that, whatever I do, Allah is all forgiving.
He says, What does he say to that? He says, we'll have them in Aqaba? Hell Julian was also one of the worst types of ignorant beliefs to have. Because he says why?
He says shirk. Is it not included in since
it is right? It's the greatest sin. So he says in this area if you want to understand it this way, it means that Allah forgives Schick as well.
He says that's not true. Because Allah azza wa jal says in the other area
in Hola Hola, yo, are you sure? Kabhi Luna daddy, Kalima Yasha ALLAH does not forgive that you associate partners with him and he forgives whatever else if he wishes.
So he says, You can contradict these two ideas understand one in a way that cancels the other, but you're going to understand them together. So when we say in the Lucha Libre Jamia, Allah forgives all sins, what is that mean? He says wala Khilafah and the Haverhill if you have Peter A been for in New York futilely Colita EB moneyy Them being calm. He says there is no disagreement that this area meaning ALLAH forgives all sins is regarding those who repent.
Meaning if you repent, Allah forgives that sin. He says there's no disagreement. It says because if this idea was about the non repentant, that means that all the ideas that promise hellfire and condemnation and punishment for particular sins would become null and void. Who are these ideas for? If we whatever we do is forgiven.
That that's the wrong the understanding, then what that means is that Allah forgives all sins for those who repent, even shirk.
Absolutely even * even disbelief as long as you repented to repent from it, you are forgiven.
But why is this he saying this is because lack of knowledge, you read one idea and you think that I
kind of follows a particular line of thinking your own impression of what it means. That's the danger of it. You don't look at the diff see, but you are impressions of what it means and so you believe that that is the case. And he says Allah azza wa jal in the other area, he what restricted that forgiveness to what to repentance, so ALLAH does not forgive, shirk. If one does not repent from it, and he forgives, whatever other sin there might be for whatever he wishes, you say, even if you don't repent, it says even if you don't repent from it, Allah could forgive it. But there has to be a reason. What are some of the reasons that Allah could forgive you a sin if and if you don't
repent from it,
that you could do another good deed that cancels this bad one. Right? Or someone makes dua for you.
Or someone intercedes on your behalf or someone gifts you a good deed. Hi, likes when some people after they die, right? They may give sadaqa on their behalf. That's a gift that could cancel a bad deed that you have done, but there's
The reason for it right there's a reason for it. But assuming that it just simply on its own is going to be forgiven. That is not how Allah has lived it wants you to live, right? He says I'm some people and that is a bit of an odd one right that I don't think it's popular today. So when Allah says in the Quran yeah you Helene Sonoma, ha raka Robbie Cal carrying, it says oh human. What deluded you about your rob the most generous the most Hi, Al Karim al Karim Cejudo matar as he explained, the master who should be obeyed. So what deluded you about your master who should be obeyed? Some people they say oh, it's your generosity, Allah that deluded me thinking thinking that
they got the right answer. As if Allah is asking them and on the Day of Judgment, what deluded you they say Allah, you are so generous and forgiving, that that tempted me, and they think, Oh, that is the right answer. And then Allah will forgive me. And he says, That is stupid. That's jehlen Kabir another thing and he that is also a type of understanding that
misunderstands Allah azza wa jal and misunderstands the IEA says the one that deluded you is the shaytaan that ALLAH because ALLAH warned you about Hellfire didn't he warned you about that punishment about what's going to happen about its consequences? So, if you are deluded, it's not Allah's generosity, but the shaytaan who meet you misunderstand
Allah's forgiveness and misunderstand Allah's punishment and not know how to react to both of them.
He says also work a theory about the him. This is there's an ayah in the Quran that people look at and they say well Oh man, that means that I will be spared the punishment of hellfire. Why? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala thunder to come near on talaga la isla il Aashka. He says so I warning you about a blazing raging fire. The only the most wretched will be immersed in it. So what do they say? I'm not the most wretched because he's described as kadamba Willa, the one who did belied and turned away it says I didn't deny I believe and I'm not the Lashkar the most wretched. So the one who will be immersed in Hellfire is the most wretched that's not me, so I'll be spared. Okay. So he's saying
here, Rahim Allah.
This particular fire that is described in this area is a particular fire in hellfire. That is not for Muslims.
Because here there is toss Leah, lay your saleha your Salah have means he'll be immersed in it.
Only the disbelievers will be immersed in hellfire.
Okay, so remember that lie your Slava mean, who will be immersed in it the most wretched
but Muslims right but Muslims, even though they may enter a fire will not be immersed, but they will be punished. They will be punished. Right? So I guess I guess you're stuck with your phone in the background.
Okay. Hello, Steven sharp. So
that's one that's one answer. Okay.
And he said also Rahim Allah,
because he says for inner or cilia, a hustler in the hood, or selenia. To be immersed that's what it means or silly is to be immersed. Or Sully is a more specific punishment than entry into hellfire. So a Muslim who is sinful can still enter hellfire. So this the idea is not talking about you as a Muslim. It does not denying your entry into it. And then he says but if you continue to read the Quran, you'll understand that you have no guarantee because his because Allah azza wa jal says after afterwards, was a huge, unknowable hutzpah.
And the person with the most Taqwa the most pious, who will be spared entry, or spared hellfire, then the question will be are you that?
Are you the person with the most Dukla?
If you're a sinful person, and you're arguing that I've been forgiven, are you the person with the greatest Taqwa? No. So that's the person who have been given guarantees that he will not enter Hellfire will be punished in it. So where are you then?
You're in the middle.
You're in the middle. And the way to understand this idea, because the idea is using the superlative, the most and the most, how do you understand that you can instead in two ways, the easy way of understanding it is this Ashkar the most wicked means the wicked
And the most pious or the most Taqwa means the person who has Taqwa so the person of Taqwa will be averted hellfire, the person who is wretched, miserable, sinful, will enter hellfire. That's a very straightforward understanding. Right. The other one is to actually emphasize the superlative by saying that the person with the greatest
sin, the most wretched is the person who will receive the greatest punishment in hellfire. That's what the AI is talking about. And the person who has the greatest Taqwa will be spared Hellfire completely, not only not entry, even the smell of hellfire, even the side of hellfire spirit completely. Now in between our degrees. If your taco decreases, you can close to the wretched. So you may enter or you may smell, or you may be touched by it.
So that's what the is talking about the very worst and the very best, and in between, it's silent about in this idea to tell you that you may be in between, right. And so that's what he's talking about here. Rahima Hola. This is how you understand it. And so when he even moves on and he says a Makoto Finnur or that little caffeine, a person you know may read reading the Hellfire about in the Quran.
And he says okay, about Hellfire it was prepared for the disbelievers. He says that's not me.
So I'm not gonna go into it. He says okay, Jana, he just writes after he says ignore him. Allah says about Jenna or a deadly clean Jana was prepared for the people of Taqwa is the same thing. So that's not for you if you're not a person of Taqwa. So if it is prepared for hellfire, it does not mean that others don't have to enter, they enter and they get to leave. But that entry itself is disastrous. You don't know how long it will last? And do you think that you could withstand Hellfire for an hour, or for a day, or for a month, or for years and years, until Allah says that it allows you an exit until you are purified.
So that is a very dangerous understanding, where you just rely on the fact that I'm simply exempt and I'm simply safe based on what
now, others maybe are smarter a little bit and they say what they say that there are some, some Hadith
that tell us that sins will be forgiven if I do this, just like fasting the day of Ashura or the Day of Arafah. So the day of Ashura forgives the sins of the past year
and the day of out of forgives the sins of two years past and future. So he says what it says, If I fast the day of Ashura or the day of out of
the sins of that he will be forgiven, and I will have even extra thinks, you know, extra forgiveness to spare, right? Because all is forgiven. So meaning that do whatever you want to do comes out of it comes Ashura, boom, you fast, you're clean, and you have extra, right. But if you want to be extra nasty, you could be extra nasty, because you have something in the bank. And so you know, you can you could do a little bit more, because you've already had, but you've done a little bit more on the right side, so you can be a little bit more bad, and so, so on and so on and so on. So he says, This deluded person does not know or does not understand that fasting Ramadan is greater. And the five
daily prayers are greater than the Day of Arafah. And they only forgive sins if you avoid major sins. Right? So he's referring here to the Hadith of the messenger Alayhi Salatu was Salam when he says the five daily prayers and you should know this, the five daily prayers and drummer to another drummer and Ramadan to another Ramadan forgive the sins that are in between as long as you avoid the major sins.
That's the Hadith. So no, Kareem is saying what he's saying, out of her is a voluntary first.
Ashura is a voluntary first, Ramadan is bigger and better, and that even does not forgive unless you avoid major sins, how is it that you are made out of an Ashura
a more forgiving act than the obligation and the obligation is always more rewarding than the voluntary deed? So he's saying here,
that if Allah azza wa jal is going to forgive you, from one side to the other, from one job to the other, from one Ramadan to the other, he need to do these obligations and also not be persistent in committing a major sin.
It doesn't mean that you are absolutely clean. Now you may commit something
A major sin you make. But what happens when you do it?
You stop and you repent, you're not persistent, you're not habitual. But if you're habitual in that major sin, and you do these other obligations, do they forgive what is in between the minor sins?
That's what he's talking about. Alright, so you need two things for forgiveness, performing these, these obligations and staying away from the major sins. And only then will that happen, he says, but also, because he presenting here the other side or the other opinion, he says, but also, it's perhaps the case that the day of our offer and the day of Ashura actually do have the power to forgive all sins. That's another opinion. But on their own, no,
they also have to have the avoidance of major sins. So there's shrewton Milania, meaning that if the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said that the day of Arafa will forgive two years, and I showed up one year,
there is an implication there that there are conditions to that to happen, and obstacles to be overcome. But if you are consistent in performing major sins, that's an obstacle and impediment so you don't receive that forgiveness. So what if that's what he is talking about? When you have two reasons for forgiveness, these two reasons are stronger and they forgive sins. If you remove one of them, then the cost for forgiveness is a week and he said rahamallah
Any further down, he said that these obligations when you perform them are at three levels, meaning the salah dramatic Juma the Friday prayer and fasting when they are performed in a week manner, with not a lot of devotion, not a lot of sincerity, not a lot of tension to them. There's too weak to forgive the miners since
he says the middle level
when they're performed with more devotion and attention and sincerity, he says they are strong enough to forgive all the minor sins meaning for it for your day, you pray to Asia
and you put you predict well and then whatever happens between Asia and federal happens minor sins here and there when it comes to February really pray it well, whatever is in between what happens to the goes away? forgiven, what foot forgave that?
Sala to a Salah. Then Phaedra to the her than the her to answer. So every Salah is an opportunity to cleanse yourself and to start new, and repent and be close to Allah azza wa jal just take take off the burden off, remove the burden of the sin that we have incurred. The sins of the eye, the sins of the ear, the sins of the heart, everything, clean yourself and now I'm better. And that's why the time of the Salah is a precious time because when it arrives, this is an opportunity to take a shower.
This is an opportunity to bathe completely and remove all of the stench, all of the contamination, all of the burden. Because that sin is a burden, you will feel it along the day when you when you kind of collected, you hear things and they bring you down right? You see things that they bring you down how do you revive your soul? How do you revive your heart? How do you feel better when you land and salah the station of Salah is there, you take off all of these things, all of these sins, and you take on Iman and you cleanse yourself and you feel better because of it and now you have energy. And now you go and fight with people and you fight with the world and then damages right damage has
happened. You come back to Allah as though did Allah restores you, and so on and so on and so on. And then you have also an opportunity every single Friday. That's why also another Friday for recharging is another station for recharging is Friday.
So you need Yeoman Joomla just to arrive at it and consider that's a very special day is for for Salah for contemplation for thinking for learning for just feeling better. And then an annual one is what Ramadan, you wait for Ramadan to come not for the food. But you wait for Ramadan to come because you're gonna get so much from it. When you're closer to Allah as Zota there's a cleanse and there's a regeneration. Ramadan is unlike any other month and Juma is the same and the time of Salah is the same.
And he said also that in the house nilanga appdb. Some people rely on that, that the Rasulullah sallallahu sallam said in the Hadith that Allah said, I will be or I will do
What my servant expects of me. So he says, Then I expect that Allah will forgive me, then that's the case Allah azza wa jal will forgive me.
And then he says something really important in trying to understand or correct. The understanding of what do you expect from Allah azza wa jal and what do you do to earn that expectation? He says, Well, arriba and the hosts not only in the mayor Konami, and as it says, when you expect the best hustle van to think the best of Allah and expect the best from him, is it only and can be when you are righteous when you do something that is righteous? For Indian Messina has an Albany Bureau be a New Jersey he Cerny, the person of Sn who is righteous, He expects the best from Allah as noted that he will reward him for his righteousness, and that his promise will will be fulfilled, and that he
will accept his repentance. That's why He's righteous because he expects that all of these things matter. And Allah loves them. What a man will see oh,
well, we'll see rather than be, he says the sinful who's persistent in habitual in major sins. He says his injustice and infractions,
violation rebellion against Allah azza wa jal prevents him from expecting the best from him. subhanho wa taala. Because sin brings with it an estrangement and alienation, a distance from Allah has Zoda that does not allow you to think the best or expect the best. It says that cannot happen. They cannot, you know, cohabitate, that you'd have both rebellion against Allah azza wa jal, and then at the same time expecting the best and he gives her an example. Hello, her the mudra. Don't Fisher hit he says that you observe this is observable. He gives an example that a P that people at that time he could understand. He says in the lab that Arbuckle Musil carytown thought it say the
law you're gonna be it says if there's a runaway slave from his master, he does not expect the best from his master if his master were to meet him. Right? Now, you say, Well, I can't relate to this, we'll say Okay, think of the following example. You have a job.
One of those days you decide not to show up. Basically, you didn't call. You didn't apologize. You're not pick up the phone, you're not responding to their emails. So you miss one day you missed the second day you miss a third day, now it's a week. You're not made any contacts or received any of their contacts. Somebody asks you, he says what is happening with your job? Why is it that you don't not going What do you expect to her, it says, You know what I expect the best from my boss. If I go a week, two weeks from now, a month from now, maybe a year from now, he'll embrace me and open me, received me with open arms. And so your position is still empty. And you're still here, and we
welcome you back. That's my expectation. Would any normal person think that way?
You just do whatever you want, and your boss is gonna welcome you back. So what he has to is saying is as if you commit a sinful act a wrong thing, you understand that the person who had employed you will never be happy with you? How could you gather both a a crime and neglect, and at the same time you expect the best.
So such a company, if there is such a boss, that's a failure. If there is such a boss like that he's a clown is not real boss, right? He says whatever you want to do, leave come your position is there that's not a successful business. And you understand that you don't want to even be working there. So now if you're talking about Allah says Odin, who is the most wise and you say, I'll do whatever I want, and I expect the best he says no, because you are when you do something wrong, you feel a distance between you and Allah opposite of you not as close, you feel guilt, you feel shame. And guilt and shame are good. You should never banish guilt and shame.
In if you're the worst of people never normalize sin, and say, It's okay because other people are doing it or it's not as bad. You should feel absolutely guilty for it, because it's that guilt that will push you to reform later. Do you need it? That's the fitrah. So don't corrupt your fitrah wrong is wrong and right is right. Regardless of what people say around you. Listen to Allah Zota. Don't listen to what people say, wrong is wrong, even if you're the only person who believes it. And Alhamdulillah we're not at the time yet with you or you will be the only person who you will find other people who will support you. But even if it were to be, theoretically, hypothetically, you're
the only person and Allah says it's wrong. It's wrong. Allah says it's right
That's right. You're the one who is the majority. You're the one who's normal. Everybody else's abnormal. So that's what he says, Rahim Allah Allah that it cannot be that you could rebel against Allah zodion And at the same time feel so close that you expect the best from him. And he said he is quoting al Hassan Al Basri Rahim Allah where he said, in an Momina as an urban nebula be for us and I'm a big believer thinks and expects the best from Allah azza wa jal so that's why his deeds are righteous. Will third your ESA of one nebula behave as a lamb and the sinful things the worst of Allah? So that's why his deeds are bad. Because if you're to know that Allah is wise, Allah Zoda
loves what is good and hates what is evil. And Allah azza wa jal will punish, to deter and reform he would not act the way that they act, but they do it because they don't know Allah azza wa jal very well. Then, you know, he does I mean, he explains how could a person have personally been the best thoughts about him subhanho wa Taala while he consistently this obeys Him while with the other donde la naughty he like he condemns himself by make him by making himself deserving of Allah's curse. By if he is unjust if he commits certain sins, they are cursed in the Quran, they are cursed in the Sunnah. So he makes himself so worthy of Allah's curse. And at the same time, he says, Allah azza wa
jal will forgive me and I'm thinking the best of Allah azza wa jal
and he said also Rahim Allah kala, kala Allahu Allah, Allah Hakeem and Schottky a pita Allah Okay, so he bought the address er to Hua citronellol. With Ali comes on new Komenda divan to Mira become artha confessed back to middle class city. He wants to explain to you how not knowing Allah azza wa jal and having the wrong expectations actually is catastrophic and can condemn you could destroy you. He says that some other people before before their Islam, they thought that Allah azza wa jal does not know their secret or their private affairs. So Allah azza wa jal says, we're there to convert Newcomen, llevan and tambura because this is what you thought about your Rob. And those
thoughts, those expectations and beliefs out there come they destroyed you. So you became among the losers.
So you understand what that is and why it's catastrophic. So if a person believes that Allah does not know his secrets, and does not know what he does or doesn't private, what would the outcome be?
You'll do whatever right, you will do whatever. So if you have that one, it affects your behavior.
If you believe that about Allah azza wa jal, you will become a very sinful person because you think you can hide it. So he says, well, that you can von Neumann Levon Antonia Ravi Kumar otaku,
as Allah azza wa jal says in another area, about those whose skins will testify against them, his are their eyes, their ears, their bodies, their thighs, their hands, will speak out against them testify and say, he did this and he did this and he did that. Okay. Then Allah tells them the meaning of the idea he says, You did not expect that these things will happen.
He did not expect and so you did not protect yourself from it.
So you could hide, right?
You could hide from people so they don't see what you're doing. could you hide from your hand? could you hide from your eyes? could you hide from somebody could you hide from your skin? So Allah as a doula bring all these things as witnesses against you? And they will say he did this and this and this and this.
So, having the right thoughts about Allah azza wa jal are important and that is the remedy of knowledge and the remedy over the proper understanding of the Quran and the Sunnah.
Now, and he brings here a hadith
of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his Omarama Abu mama solopreneur Haneef, he said I and odo Abu Zubaydah came to visit our Isha.
And he said, If you were to see that time when the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam was sick and we had at home, six or seven dinars. There's not a lot of money, six or seven dinars. So the prophets a lot, he was hindlimb he asked me to distribute distribute that not leave it behind, but go ahead and distribute that. So she said for Shalini Xiao Rasulullah. He says, I was preoccupied taking care of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam that I did not tend to that distribution that he asked me to do. So I forgot about
The money I was distracted.
Then he got better. Then he asked me, What did you do with the money that I asked you to give away? She said, I didn't do anything with it. I was preoccupied and so I forgot. So the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. He said, Bring it to me. So she brought it to you put it in his palm. And then he said LA is Salatu was Salam. He said, Marlon, no, no be Hilda Hallo. Lucky Allah, her or her Indore. Or theory, Wyatt denorfia Allahu Marvin, no, Mohammed in Europe, Biggie. Now we're lucky Allaha. Inga. He says, what can the prophets of Allah expect if he were to meet Allah? And he still has this?
Or what would Mohamed expect me to happen when he meets Allah, and he still have this money with them? So ignore him says fairly Allah, and he say, Oh, God.
What is he saying? Alayhi Salatu was Salam. He is saying he is the messenger of Allah. And what did he have behind? Six dinars? So he says, What do I expect if I were to meet Allah zodion And this is left behind me I cannot expect good.
That is his knowledge of Him Subhan Allah to Allah and that is his fear, and that is his stucco. Now, it doesn't tell us in the hadith is this money simply just money, or this money is simply a money of sadaqa that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam wanted to give away? Either way, Aisha had an excuse not to give it away because she was distracted. Yet the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam because he knows Allah had the best he knows that if you arrive and you meet Allah azza wa jal with a sin with a shortcoming. You have to be really afraid of it not feel secure and that okay, it's taking care of I'm fine. No matter what happened? No. You have to be really scared and worried about
it. So that's he says, What is Mohamed think and expect if he were to meet Allah azza wa jal, and he still had that money. So it will pay him says then people who are major committing major sins, what do they think when they meet Allah azza wa jal, people who hurt other people? What are they think when they meet Allah azza wa jal, that is going to happen to them. If the Prophet was worried about six dinars and you are committing these major offenses, what do you think is going to happen to you? So if you see as he says Fincantieri and Pharaoh whom is that if they say, we expect the best from Allah zodion And they think that is going to be good enough, then Allah will not punish any
transgressor, oppressor or sinful person, then do whatever you want. And commit whatever is sin, as long as you have the best thoughts about Allah as
that bow, by the way, this is really relevant, even today. Right? Because people have these images of the Creator images of the Divine images of God. And they where do you bring all these ideas from, from their own self, from the from culture, from what pleases them? For what from what fits their life?
So I don't want Allah azza wa jal God, to be a person who tells me that I'm wrong in my choices, that I would say, God is okay with this and this and this and that, how do you know, because I've redesigned the Creator to fit me.
Most people today, re understand the creator in ways that make them feel comfortable.
Whereas it should be the other way. I should redesign myself.
Right? in ways that make Allah azza wa jal happy with me, you see how the movement is very different. Before the center was what the Creator and you need to move to him to please Him, which means that you have to change. Give up this and give up that and do these things that you don't like.
And things that you like, you need to give up. You move. And then you please Allah as often today, we are the center and the creator has to come and meet us in the middle, not even in the middle meet us where we're standing.
So what I like becomes what Allah likes, what I hate becomes what Allah hates. That's the wrong understanding of it. And then you expect that when you're going to meet Allah azza wa jal, he's going to be exactly as you imagined.
Then how many gods would we have? If each imagination is different? If each thought is different? If each expectation is different, who is God then the one who's for this or against it?
Right? Is he pro portion portion or against abortion? Just just to throw this up? Is he pro or against? For those who are pro they say yes, God is Pro for those who are against what God is against which
and consider all the other examples. So am I gonna make Allah azza wa jal in total agreement with me or am I supposed to agree with Allah as well?
Where do I move? So that's what he's saying here Rahim Allah is absolutely relevant today what you know about Allah as it should be actual true Sam knowledge right?
And he continues here Rahim Allah cannot emphasize this point.
Allah Allah, Allah as though Jen on the tongue of Abraham, you know Allah says a fan Eliot and doing Allah He to redo an FM over Nakamura Bill Allah mean, are you seeking false gods instead of Allah azza wa jal then what do you think or expect from Allah azza wa jal, he says, the explanation as he presents it, if which it is, if you worship other than Allah as though did what do you think he's gonna do to you? That's what Ibrahim Ali Salam is telling his people if you worship other than Allah azza wa jal, what do you expect is going to happen when you see him and you know that this is a sin that he does not forgive? And he sent me specifically to ask you not to do this. So what do you
think is going to happen to you? So he says,
If you really contemplate this really carefully, deeply, you know that and this is a good thing to remember. Hosts no one near Billahi who are personally emaline of Su,
expecting the best from Allah azza wa jal is exactly acting righteously. This is what it means.
Okay, so equal put the equal sign thinking the best of Allah equals what exactly acting righteously and acting righteously is a reflection of thinking the best of Allah as anything else is fraud. Anything else is a misunderstanding. Because the inner May I mean, why the husband will manifest Nova ne the thing that prompts you to act righteously? Is your righteous thoughts about Allah subhanho wa taala. And the more righteous your thoughts are about Allah, the more righteous your deeds are, and the opposite is true. What are your thoughts about Allah are not righteous, your deeds are not righteous, and when your deed is not righteous, He can think the best about him.
subhanho wa taala, your thoughts about him will degenerate,
they will slide down and down, you'll start thinking, Well, why did Allah prohibit this invert? And where is the justice? Is this in this end? And what does this come from questioning the Allah as though to the Almighty and His wisdom? Where does it come from? You think that it's really coming from an intellectual pondering of the universe, coming from a weakness and being accustomed to sin?
Right? So the one who drinks alcohol all the time, does not want to see alcohol as something prohibited?
Because he starts saying, well, there's some benefits in it. And it's not so bad. And because you do it, right, it's not so bad. And I know a lot of people who drink who are not so bad. Have you not heard this? Right? I know some people and maybe and why do you start questioning it? Because you do it? And when you do it, you're immersed in it starts to fade? So you start to question it. And the same thing with every sin until eventually a person will renounce Islam completely, or start having their own tailor made Islam. No, that's not haram. That's not an obligation. No, this is not important. Where do you bring this from? Because that's what makes me feel comfortable. And that is
a disease when you're the center and your understanding comes from your own that is a disease. Okay?
And then a couple of points in this section, so that we would finish it, he says,
famous peeler, Yanni he says your new personal bunny expecting the best from Allah subhanho wa taala. There's a hadith that he quotes here. I'll kill you so mundane enough so emulating my battle mode. That's that's a weak Hadith.
The meaning of it is sound, I'll pay you so the smart one is the one who holds himself accountable and works for what comes after death. While he Zoo. The helpless is the one who follows his own desire and then fantasizes or has fantasies about what Allah will do.
It sound but it's not a hadith, but it's a very thing you know, a good thing to remember who is the smart person, you hold yourself responsible for what you do, and then work for death. And what comes after the helpless is the one who what follows his desire and fantasizes that I'm going to go to Jana and I will have the highest places and I'll be spirit hellfire. He says that in his helplessness, that is deficiency in intelligence, right. So he says,
if somebody says but we still can be forgiven by Allah azza wa jal because Allah's forgiveness is so vast, and Allah xojo is so generous, and His mercy supersedes his anger. And if Allah
punishes well, he doesn't get from punishing us anything. And if he forgives us, it doesn't harm him. So eventually that's what he's going to do. So you just rely on that. So no claim kind of agrees but disagrees. He says Allah Maruka VALIC. He says, as you describe Allah as origins, forgiveness is very vast. And Allah is greater than what you've even described. Okay? He does not need to punish and, you know, forgiveness doesn't harm him. So this absolutely true. But Allah azza wa jal, right, he's saying, but uh, you have to understand Allah very well. And you have to put these things that you've said in their proper place and proper position, because Allah has also been
disgraced busy has been described as the wise.
And also as the one who has power that cannot be opposed and Aziz and the one also who punishes and the one who Avengers. So what happens to all of these names and all of these attributes, he just want to focus on some and ignore the others. Allah punishes, but also he forgives. Why did you choose only focus, focus on one, but not the other? So he's saying that
you've you've you're imbalanced in your understanding and in your approach of Allah xojo. So if you're simply going to rely on few names and attributes, then every sinful, every aggressor, every disbeliever can make the same claim and they rely on Allah as origin
and think that they are going to escape Allah's punishment. And he says that is not true. And then he explained he says, Well, at this total hurdle Firstly, he says, don't think that we've spent too much time explaining this. For inner alhaja de la he should either to liquidly hotkeys. Everybody needs to understand this very well. There's a difference between his personal one will horror thinking the best and being deluded? There's very, very different, you can be easily deluded. How do you know the difference? Based on your deeds and actions? They tell you, whether you are being deceived by the shaytaan or your own misunderstanding or you're actually expecting the best from him
Subhan Allah to Allah. He concludes it by you know, a couple of areas in the London Armen Willa Dena hurdle Raja Hadopi Sabir Allah he will let you carry or do not Rahmatullah. It is those who have Eman and they migrated and they strived for the sake of Allah, it is they who will seek or hope in the Mercy of Allah azza wa jal. So he made their hope in the Mercy of Allah azza wa jal based on deeds. So they have Iman and they migrate and they strive for the sake of Allah then they hope in the Mercy of Allah. Right. So this is this is the condition now, and that next idea is also similar to it was who so we don't have to repeat it will lo LM.
said Rahim, Allah
wa Well, Kathy Romeo and Juliet Emma do a lot of Mattila he or the yo Umbra who wanna hear many ignorant people, they just simply depend on Allah's mercy and His generosity and forgiveness. But they forget about his commands and prohibitions. And they forget that his punishment is severe. And people get that when he decides to punish people, no one can escape that punishment. So he quotes my roof and then one scholar, he quotes my roof he says Raja Oakley rahmati melotti, who Minal Sevilla annual home, he says, hoping that you're going to receive the forgiveness of one that you do not obey is simply foolishness and been forsaken. Meaning as if somebody had forsaken you or Allah had
forsaken you, meaning you disobey Him.
And you say, he's going to be merciful with me. He says, That's foolish, that stupid and also as if you've been forsaken from Allah's care, or you have forsaken yourself from sound thinking.
And then he said also a call about Lululemon Iman kata Arminda, although unfit, dunya Becerra Katella Deronda, Amano and takuna Alberto Villa Latina Hua it says if Allah azza wa jal has decreed that a limb of yours will be cut because of three Durham's meaning when you steal, how do you not know or how do you feel secure that you will not going to receive the same punishment in the area?
Right? Wish it was a really good comparison. Okay. That is, Consider for instance, a person who commits Zina
fornication, they just sleep around, or they think that's an okay thing to do. And they when they meet Allah as it and somehow this is going to just go away. So you could tell him, what is your punishment if you're caught?
What is the punishment? You're going to be whipped, right? Not us. That's the judge. The Muslim judge not going to do this right.
But the Muslim judge, you're going to be whipped how many times 100 times 100 times. See understand how severe that is?
It's not easy. If you were to meet Allah azza wa jal on the last day,
what gives you a guarantee that that punishment for your sin of fornication is not going to be that exactly in hellfire, because that's the punishment here. The only thing that stopped it from being given is that you weren't caught in the era, you know, you know that you're going to face it, there's no escaping it. So what if, at a minimum, that action just duplicates? Because there's no repentance? See, just because you cannot simply rely on what Allah was going to be forgiven? Because here, he was not going to forgive you. Right? If you were to be caught, he was not going to forgive you, you're going to be punished for it. And you understand 100 times, one after the other,
distributed, I mean, across the body.
So that's the punishment. So what if Allah Azulon decides that you're not going to be whipped? You're going to spend some time in hellfire. So the one who was not forgiving here, may not as well be forgiving over there.
Right? So you have to be terrified of the fact that Oh, I have this now. To account for, will it be forgiven? Now I'm carrying that burden of that sin? How can I erase it? That is the anxiety that people should have about sin. So he quotes a lesson by him. Oh, Allah, His of the ASK HIM Naraka Whedon, Volker. They've asked him Huson Why do you cry so much? Has an is a tabby? Like why do you keep crying so much? He says, A HURT What are your throw Hanif scenario? Where are you? Belize is I'm afraid that he will throw me in hellfire and not care.
Now he's what he's feeling what?
The fear or the punishment of Allah.
Because at that moment, he says, I'm afraid that he could just throw me in hellfire and because of how corrupt I may be, he's not going to care about me for a day or a month or a year. And I'll be alone being punished there. That's what makes me cry. Now that is a person who fears Allah azza wa jal like he has fear of Allah. He's understand he has not received security or assurances that you son of so and so will be saved. So you feel terrified of it.
And he said,
also, Rahim Allah, He says, there are some people who had been distracted by the fantasies of forgiveness until they left the dunya without repentance. Some of them says, I'm thinking the best of Allah azza wa jal, and he's lying if he thought the best he would do the best.
He had very succinct from him, Euro him Allah right. And these are the statements of the self are much better than anything that we can say because they could just condense it and there's Baraka in it. So that's what he said, You're fantasizing about forgiveness. You love the dunya without any repentance. And he says, I'm thinking the best of Allah, you and you're lying to yourself, if you think the best of Allah, the deeds will be different. You're not thinking the best of Allah.
And somebody asked that Hasson Rahim Allah. He says he ever said aid he says, what do we do?
When we sit with people, we will Julissa calm and we keep the company of people who make us so afraid of Allah azza wa jal that we feel that our hearts are going to leave our bodies had that Ocado Hulu, buena, antitheist. Any Our hearts are about to fly out of our bodies, meaning when we sit with them, and we listen to what they're saying to us. And study circles or the reminders, we said we're so afraid that we feel that our hearts are going to leave our bodies. He says to Allah He that you would keep the company of people who would make you so afraid. so that later you would be safe, it's better than for you keep a company of people who would make you feel safe until you
encounter something that will make you very afraid layer.
See, understand what he's saying. Better be afraid now. Because that fear is going to prompt you to do good. And later you will be safe, better be more afraid now. But if you just want to keep the company of people who will make you feel happy and fun and glad and you know, light light company, when there's nothing serious and everything is about fun and laughs and following your desire and you'll be okay. It says they'll give you security here later on. You're going to encounter things that will terrify you better be afraid now. Then pay the price later than when you're afraid now you'll change. Right? Just like if you're young versus old. If you take care of your health now. It
will stay for you when you're older. Right
if you damage
your health now. You gotta be pay a very heavy price when you're older, you won't be able to walk, you won't be able to breathe, you won't be able to swallow, you won't be able to walk. Right? Because you've damaged your body, and there is no reversing it. So if you're afraid of Allah azza wa jal, really afraid right now, you will walk the straight and narrow, you'll avoid the Haram and you live like that. Then when you meet Allah Zoda, you've done what you're supposed to do. B is nila, then yeah, you're safe. But if you feel safe now, you're not going to be safe, then. So two safeties and two fears that you're not going to have both. If you're afraid now you'll be safe later. If you
feel safe. Now, you'll be afraid later, they'll be terrified and terrorized later. So choose for yourself where and what you want to do. Then he starts now bringing a hadith.
And these are Hadith each one of them
explain the gravity of sin. And that actually there are people on the Day of Judgment who will be punished and he wants to show you that punishment, because that's part of the treatment for you to actually believe that this is happening and that this thing could happen to you. So the first Hadith and maybe we'll just do to insha Allah to give you time for questions. He said that as Salatu was Salam Yuja will be rajulio Multi Amati for your coffee not
is that a man is giving you an example a man will be brought in the Day of Judgment meeting in hellfire he'll be thrown in Hellfire for the day cocktail robot knee, then his insights, his intestines and insights will spill out.
Okay, and you'll understand why they will spill out. But he'll spill out further of hypnotic amiodarone doodle him out of your aha he says so he will go in circles in hellfire like a donkey running a mill.
Okay, circles like this.
For you to be a learner so that people have Hellfires. They see this, and they surround him and they say yeah, for Dan.
So what happened to you? Were you not the person who used to command us to do good and forbid us to do evil. But you're teaching us reminding us? He says yes, I used to command you to do good, but I would not do it and command you to not to be evil, but I would do it.
So I want you to understand, right? And who this person is, but also understand how severe the punishment is. What is his sin?
His present his hypocrisy, right? He would teach now he's a he's a teacher.
And being a teacher, then we assume that a lot of people may be right benefited from what he said. So he's getting something maybe from it. Allah I don't know if he's sincere about it or not. But he contradicts himself by saying what to do, but he doesn't do it don't but he does it. So what does Allah Azza do to him on the day of judgment to understand that what has happened is fitting. What is he alive do
what he kept hidden? Got out. You see
what God was kept hidden. He got out and he got out it was got out Amin was put out in a way to disgrace him so that everybody who did not know now knows, because that is a scene that gathers people what happened to you. And he's honest, this is my reality. So Allah as a real expose him in hellfire, because he was hypocritical in the dunya. But you understand how severe that is?
The intestines to spill out for him to go, rounds and rounds and hellfire and be exposed in front of everybody who knew him. His reputation is destroyed.
So it can happen. So you can say to yourself, What if that's me?
What if something like that is actually could happen to me? How do I save myself from it?
So don't listen to the shaytaan, who will always put a distance between this and you and say, no, no, that's not you. That's just history. Somebody else who doesn't know this could be one of us. Right? And if you believe that that is will terrify you, then you want to change then you will not going to do this and you'll catch yourself if you tell people to do something good. You'll do it. And this is by the way down an invitation for you to say well, I mean, if I'm not doing it, I'm not going to tell people anything. No, tell them and change. Right tell them and change because people need to hear the truth tell them and change.
But don't live a double life.
The next Hadith of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. He said the Prophet was passing by and bucket
and the bucket is the grave. reordan Cemetery in Medina. When you go in sha Allah and you visit Medina, make sure that you
Pass by old bucket, right? And you can enter it has some visiting hours, you could enter for meals, make sure that you go because this love some summer Sahaba some of the wives of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam were buried there. But that's the cemetery and that's what he's talking about. So it's good to see. Right? It's good to feel that. So he profits a lot he was sitting in was walking
next to Albuquerque, and there was a hobby of what if it was with him? So the Prophet said, Oh, finback away with you. He said, So bought off. I said, I thought he meant me. Because no one nobody else I thought he meant me. So he asked him, he says, No. Well, I can have a couple of hola No, but this is the grave of so and so. But as to who said I and Ella Ali Phoolan I sent him i for a mission or to bring something from the people of so and so for Kalenna Mira, so he stole a piece of clothing. He stole a piece of clothing for jewelry, and I miss Lucha Minar. And now he's wearing something like it of hellfire, meaning a fire made of fire. And he's wearing something like it the
Buddha is like a cloak, you would put on on your back. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam sent him to get something. And then he what? He just stole a Buddha.
How expensive is that Buddha? Probably talking about the raw him few dollars, maybe? What $10 $20 $30? How expensive could it be? But he stole it. And by definition, that person is what?
This is a hobby. Yeah. And there's no way that you and I could reach that level of being as a hobby that saw the prophets OLALIA was hitting him and spoke to him and was next to him. There is no way if anybody were to say I will be forgiven is a Sahabi a companion, right. But he stole
and his proximity to the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam did not help him. He says now that thing that he stole had turned into fire and he's wearing it in his grave.
That thing, one thing.
So you do not know what is that sin, that word that you say that obligation that you missed? That will make Allah as though did angry with you. And it will be hard for you to repent from you do not know.
So don't belittle it by saying, oh, that's fine. I'll do this and I'll repent later. Because you don't know if you will live. You don't know if your self will give you the opportunity to repent, forget about Allah azza wa jal whether he destined this or not.
But when you sin, your makeup, meaning what you're made of right?
Like innocence, think about your DNA doesn't actually change was just an example.
You yourself, you start to change.
And if you change enough, you may not be able to go back.
That's the thing. If you slide down that road, you don't know if you'll be able to pull yourself back.
So it could be one sin, one major sin one bad look, one bad touch, one bad taste.
And then it opens the door of so many sins that you cannot pull yourself back. You cannot rescue yourself. Oh, it'd be very, very hard.
So that's why it's much much easier to say no to it before it happens. To say no to it before you smoke that thing or drink that thing or look at that thing because your heart is still clean and safe and strong. But you put something that contaminates it weakens it and then you ask it Okay, pull back now.
Don't like that person after looking at them. What is easier not looking or looking and then saying to your heart, don't like them?
What is easier, right? Not smoking and not knowing what this thing tastes like? Or saying Let me try it a couple of times and then saying to yourself, stop. What is easier?
It's not that's not testing it not tasting it, not trying it because you're still clean, high. But if you take it, Allah knows what the next step might be. Right?
Okay, but maybe just one more Hadith. I'm going to skip this one but I'll go back to it again.
Just to complete kind of the idea but I'll go back to that one that I skipped insha Allah next week. But this hadith he says the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. He says the Marathi JB Murad to be Comilla more thorough. Minoo has it says when IOSYS was always taking up the heavens, one sky after the other. And then he saw people being punished in hellfire and people in Jannah. He says I passed by people who had nails from copper and they were ripping their faces
and chess with them. So that's another scene I want you to understand
copper nails, and they're ripping their faces out and chests out. So that said, oh Gibreel who are those people? He says those are the people who are eating people's meat, meaning they talk bad things about them behind their back, and they attack and they attack their honor. And in their reputation mean they backbite That's the punishment of backbiting right? Now telling me, right. Maybe you don't steal but do you? backbite?
Yeah, yeah. Is anyone free of that?
I don't think any single person is free of that. backbiting. We always talk about people. And sometimes, you know, subhanAllah that's kind of the they say it faqih had gold medalists. That's that's the joy of a gathering. When you sit and you start talking about people. That's what makes it fun. Right? So the Prophet alayhi salatu salam is saying, when when you are attacking people's reputation, Yoko Ono era, the him You're damaging their reputation, and backbiting them? What is the punishment for it?
Can you imagine that seen, and how many times they keep doing it as a punishment?
And how painful it may be.
So any person from now on who's gonna say anything bad about another person, and you're backbiting them and attacking their honor and reputation should you should say to yourself, that's the punishment. And you're promised that punishment and you do not know if you're going to escape it.
And that is the thing that will make you stop
and keep you safe from it. To be terrified of it, not feel that it's okay everybody does it, to be terrified of it that will it actually be me that Allah who will make that so that I'll be ripping my face? Out? And my chest out? And by the way, why is this happening to them? Because it fits the crime by the way, right? Because you're damaging right the other person and ripping them apart. So what happens on the new judgments, Allah makes you taste the pain that you caused. By doing that same thing to yourself, now you're inflicting pain on yourself. Now physical, and SubhanAllah. Sometimes the non physical pain is much more severe than the physical pain. When you say something
about someone that puts them down, or ruins their reputation. They cannot recover from that, especially in the age of social media, they can't recover from it. They're done. So Allah, Allah wants you to feel this is what you did to them. Now you're going to be doing it to yourself, so that you would be purified, you would regret it you'll understand because nothing else woke you up in the dunya. This is now needed to wake you up.
And that's why if you want to understand why does it Allah why is it that Allah azza wa jal at times he will send physical punishment.
Why? Because other types of reminders did not work. Right?
That is the Quran did not work. The Sunnah did not work, you saw reminders around you just like example I give at times, we want to wake a person up
for an important appointment. You whisper in the beginning wake up, it's time to wake up. He's not a time to wake up. And then you're louder than you turn on the lights, then one alarm, second arm third around, what do you do after you bring a stick? And you just hit him with it? Right? Because that's the only way that he would wake up that stick that final solution is Allah's punishment, because you wouldn't wake up any other way.
So let's not wait for that right? We'll lower five inshallah. So we'll stop here being the law surgeon. And let us know if you have questions. Yeah.
For example, if you don't take care of our health,
many people, myself included, like
we procrastinate the reality, but we go by it. So how can we make this
better? So that we really
know. So the question is that, you know,
we know what's right and what's wrong, but we procrastinate. And we don't know. We don't do what we're supposed to do. We simply keep delaying it till later time. So if we know what's right and wrong, how do we internalize the urgency of all of this and act in ways that reflect it? And I think that of course, the most important thing is knowledge and repetition of that knowledge because that's the thing that's going to wake you up. A lot of us either do not know, or forget with time. Do you get swamped you get drowned in the dunya
So you just focus on one and you forget about the other until you wake up. So you need these constant reminders. So you need to be close to people and places, and to do activities that will keep reminding you, because one of those times you will wake up. And the more that you hear it, and I remember, you know, many Hadees, that we've heard about death, many a hadith that we heard about this particular righteous act or this haram act, and it didn't register, until after a few years of listening to them, and only then it sunk in, it sunk in for a reason Allah knows best. But you have to keep listening and listening and listening and listening until than one of those times from one
of those people, right, because of something that Allah you know, had put in your way, it just sinks in. So first of all, you need to keep reminding yourself and he kept to be learning and educating others. The second is, like, how do I internalize and change this, I find the gap between what I know and what I do. So you have to feel that regret, why you are not better. And you will feel that regret, especially if you surround yourself with people who are better than you. So you see how big how is it that he knows so much? And I don't? He does so much and I don't not envia it's not envy, but just to inspire you. And to say I'm not less than so and so I just don't use my time, I'm not
motivated enough. I'm not dedicated enough. How is it that I can be better so that gap, hopefully allows you to, to change yourself and why find ways to change yourself to that. Ask Allah for it and keep asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for it. And then if you want change, start small, especially with things that you want to put in your life. Start small because taking too many at once is a sure way for you to quit as soon as you start. So start small, you know, a extra sunnah extra sadaqa extra dhikr extra dua, but be consistent. So it's small enough, that it's not a burden, but be consistent with it and schedule it like anything else. And if you find yourself backtracking, go
back and readjust and ask Allah xojo and keep the company of the righteous and keep making dua and keep striving and keep struggling eventually in the law xojo That striving will bring some fruit. So this is the way that you'll be able to internalize and reading of course isn't is a necessity. The more that you read, the better you that you will be. So assign a time for you to read the Quran, the Sunnah, the books of the scholars, because the more that you read things like this, they will actually inspire you in the law and show you the way in the Lord.
Now I'm Zack Allah here and he added Bartok Allah he says, keep remembering Allah azza wa jal because that is one of the greatest thing that will give you energy and power and focus Subhanallah all the time and hamdulillah all the time Allah wa salatu salam, ala Muhammad, all of these things stuffer Allah all the time.
is saying there are two types of people, there are people who have too much hope.
They're on the other side where they have too much here without hope, no.
So that we have fear of punishment, we also have full of His mercy now. So the question is, how do we find the balance between hope and fear? Because having too much hope of Allah azza wa jal is wrong without fear. Having too much hope without fear is wrong. Having too much fear without hope is wrong. So you must have both so how do you find the balance between them? And the balance will low Adam is that when you obey Allah as though Did you please Him you feel hopeful? In what you have done, hopeful that Allah will accept hopeful that Allah will guide hope for that Allah will
facilitate greater and greater righteousness because of that. So you feel motivated, optimistic, hopeful, because of all the things that you have done the good things and then when it comes to sin, when you commit a sin or you remember a sin, then you feel that overwhelming fear of Allah azza wa jal. So sin acts the actual committed sin of sin or memory of it should not suppose to bring hope but fear of him Subhanallah with that, I've done something terrible. How do I make up for this? Then you focus on the punishment in hellfire, you focus on the punishment in the dunya and you say I want to protect myself from it, then you start doing something to protect
To sell from it. So fear when it comes to Allah's punishment, because of the sins that we are doing or have done, and hope when we do something that is good. And that is how you kind of balance between the two, you read about heaven and you ask Allah for it, you read about hellfire, and you ask Allah protection from it, and you do accordingly. So that you're not just leaning on one, but not the other. Allah Allah. For some, and this is just as a as a side note, for some more fear works better at a stage in their life, or a personality type. More fear works for them than hope.
And so if you find yourself to be that person, then you stress that fear. And you read more about that, like mention of hellfire, and its punishment motivates you more than hope, more than heaven. If you find yourself to be that person, because it prompts you to be more righteous. That's your focus. That's your personality. Other people are the other way. Heaven and its mansion and its promises spurs them into greater righteousness. So they need more of that if you're that person, then stress that right. So it depends. But even if you stress hope you need an element of fear. And even if you stress fear, you always should have hope because without them you cannot reach Allah as
The Yeah, because he sent to him, he saw the profits a lot. He was selama he didn't say he disbelieved. He committed a sin. So he died with that sin and he was punished for it. So yes, a Sahaba could be punished. Now. We're not talking about the major Sahabas that the prophets Allah Allah wa salam has testified that they are in Jannah. We're talking about some individuals Yeah, they can commit a sin and Allah Azza Demeter is not difficult them for it. So
because he said I sent him he knows him. He met him.
Well, a definition, the definition of the Sahaba is the person who had met the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam and died while believing in Him. So that's the definition of a Sahabi. Okay, so he doesn't violate that definition. He does not exit that definition by committing a sin. Right? It's just it was just Allah as the to choose not to forgive that person. Right. Then there's another example of a person who used to was in the army of the prayer of the Muslims. And we mentioned that and then he was hit by a wrong arrow.
What was called, yeah, by a wrong arrow, right? And then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he said that because people thought that he was a Shaheed, he was a martyr. And he Enloe shahada and the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam says, No, his grave is full of fire because of something that he had stolen. See, he was in the army of Muslims, right was in taking care of the camp or their
stuff. Yeah. So yeah.
numb, how do you know if you're being punished or tested? And while I mean, we don't really have time to answer that question. No, no, I mean, it's a it's a really good question.
But let's, let's say the following because that's a common question.
First of all, right? If Allah azza wa jal, right, didn't care about you. He would interest you. Like, he wouldn't send you an affliction. Right? It wouldn't come your way. So if you're a person who is so distant from ALLAH SubhanA, WA Tada, and you're committing all these terrible things, and he doesn't care about you, he wouldn't send you anything bad. He will just give you more of the dunya. Right? If you're receiving afflictions or tests, then that is a sign that Allah azza wa jal wants the best for you that he wants to purify you or to wake you up. Right? So that type of test is a good sign is not a bad sign. Mejuri de la Hobi hire a useless Minho. If Allah wants the best for
someone, he tests them. That's what the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said. So, if you find yourself to be a righteous person, or generally a good person, and no, none of us is completely good, but generally a good person and you're being receiving tests from Allah as origin, then you understand that that is an act of purification, an act of Allah
Asian, an act of increasing your iman. So you accept this, you be content with it. And then you submit to Allah azza wa jal, and you ask him Subhan Allah to Allah for the best in this life and in the Hereafter, if you find yourself that you are so distant from Allah azza wa jal, right, and you're committing all these terrible things, and Allah is really sending us something bad, that that could be a sign that you're seeing the consequence of your deeds, bad deeds, right.
And no one should be
proud enough or conceited enough to think that if something bad happens to them, to say, Well, I'm perfect, this is not because of my sins, all of us should be internally reflective, and say, I might be doing something wrong. And for that, I'm receiving this. So that will prompt you to repent, because that's what it's supposed to do. They will prompt you to repent, and to change your ways and to be a better person and to be closer to Allah asserted. And if that happens, that's not a punishment
for you, if you receive that test, with patience, with gratitude, with thankfulness, with righteousness, that is for you a test not a punishment. If you receive that test, with ingratitude with complaint with rebellion, that's a punishment. That's not a test. Okay, and what determined that is your response? Right? Just like, if I give you money? Or if Allah gwy me if Allah gives you money? Is that a blessing or a curse?
Depends on what you do with it, right? Depends on what you do with it a blessing or a curse? So if Allah tests you, is that a blessing or a curse?
It's the same thing. What do you do with it? If you do something good, that it was better for you to get it? If you do something bad, it is you who chose to do something bad with it, and you turned it into a curse? So is it a punishment or, or a test? It's better to think about it not in terms of what is Allah's intention? Because how are you going to know what Allah's intention is, but rather, is what is your reaction, and your reaction tells you what it is for you. Right?
So, if you're a Muslim, and you're being tested, it's not likely that Allah hates you so much that he just sending you terrible things. Allah likes you so much that he wants you to change. But again, we're not going to change unless these things happen.
So at times they need to happen. So accept it, and then go back to Allah has voted because of it. And sometimes, you know, sometimes bad things happen, just simply because they need to happen. It's not related to sin. So I mean, if somebody's parents die, do you gonna say they died because of my sense.
things have to happen, they have to die. So sometimes things that have to happen, so they happen. So basically, right, respond well, and Allah zodion Right, will give you the best because of your response. Okay.
Good, Zach, Allah here. So we've answered this a while back, is it about Muslims or non Muslims when you're backbiting? It's both. It's both. So of course, it's a greater crime when you committed against Muslims. Why? Because you have more rights towards them, right? Because you have rights toward them as a human being and the right to to towards them as a Muslim. So it's a double but even if a person is a non Muslim, when you backed by do not hurt them when you do this, and you're not allowed to hurt another human being and right or any unjustly so you're not allowed to steal their money, right? So it's the same thing you're not allowed to go and attack the reputation. So that
includes non Muslims as well.
That's there's a reason why it's not obvious right? For so that you don't have a clear line where you would say, oh, that's mine, or and that's major. But generally, what the scholars have said is that, if there is, is followed by a curse in the Quran and the Sunnah, or there is it's followed by a punishment prescribed punishment in the Quran or in the Sunnah, in the world or in the Hereafter, or a condemnation, a very deep stark contrast or condemnation. They say that's a major sin. If it's not, it's a minor sin. But even if you apply that you're not going to really be able to distinguish every single act the line is not going to be absolutely clear. So there is a gray area and it's
intentional. Allah azza wa jal did not leave it because he forgot. It's intentional so that you don't always say or that is just minor, because you could easily cross it
into the major without knowing it. So you still keep a distance between the major by staying away for more sins. And that is a good thing to do. So again, if there's a curse condemnation punishment in the dunya punishment in the earthhero right, then that is a major sin.
Now that we've always secondary, they have two hands here. The Hollis Hollis, I have the dentists telling us to stop in shall so keep your questions insha Allah for next week, please and inshallah we'll answer them BarakAllahu li calm Subhanallah we have a chateau ALA and stuff a little bit overly crammed a lot.