The Disease and the Cure (13) Sin has a Way of Catching Up with Us –
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So last time, we've stopped at the saying of ethnicity and Rahima Hola, where he has identified the sin that had caused him to suffer distress 40 years after, right? That's the last thing that we talked about.
Right so something that he did a long, long time ago.
And he was able to detect that this had produced
that that distress that trouble and if you don't pay him to him, Allah He uses this right to explain how a lot of people miss that. It's common to miss this. And he says, Wow, when I looked at Undertaker, here's a subtle point
is that a lot of people make mistake about weight that when they don't see the direct effect of their sin,
and it's delayed.
They forget about it while you're gonna do and the hula yoga Bureau, but Adeleke. So the servant things that that sin will cause no dust after this, because he's going to take this from. He's going to take this from that verse of poetry
where someone said either lamb yoga is on view, or he Felice Allahabad Walker, you will borrow he says, If a wall when it falls in the aftermath of that, it produces no dust path back up. So there's no mess, then you expect that he's not going to cause any more dust afterwards? Right? Which is true with physical things when the fall you anticipate it falls? What is the aftermath? What's the consequence? Nothing, you're safe, then you're safe after although some physical phenomenon, right? They to take some time for you to see the effect. Right? Like, you're not going to pollute something pollute the earth and say, Oh, nothing happened to me, then that means we're safe. That accumulates.
But it's true with a lot of physical things, right? If I escaped from this accident in this car is not going to kill me. Right? But he's saying this sin is not like that. It doesn't act like this. If you survive, its immediate impact. It doesn't mean that you've survived its effect. So he says, yeah, and he Subhanallah how many people did this thing destroy? And how many blessings did it remove and how many curses does it did it bring or punishment at a drink that it bring and how many are deluded because of it not only from among the ignorant but also from among the scholars from among the knowledgeable from among the wise. When they failed to see the immediate consequence of
the sin. They think that they are safe. So he says, if that deluded person understands that this sin will fall on you will follow you. Okay, as
as poisoned us. And as an injury ultimately leads right that's left untreated, it festers and festers and festers, right. So if you take the kind of sin that doesn't kill you immediately, but it's in your body, should you believe after ingesting that sin that I'm safe.
Or maybe its effect is delete. That's what he's saying. Maybe it will kill you in 24 hours, 48 hours. That's the nature of that poison, but it's there, it's in your system, or something, there's an injury in your body and you don't take care of it. And you think I'm fine, I'll continue to live but it gets infected.
And that infection spreads and in time, it kills you. He says that's what sin is like. It's an injury in the heart and injury in the Spirit. If you don't see an immediate result to it, don't think that you've escaped it.
And he brings the as support, whatever their their had said, are the Allahu Anhu he says, Would Allah get under control now he says, Worship Allah azza wa jal as if you can see him and consider yourself to be among the dead and know that a little bit that is sufficient for your meaning from the dunya is much better than a lot that will distract you and cause you to rebel.
And know that righteousness does not wear out will continue to be for you right is not going to be lost. And that sin will not be forgotten. What an eighth Milan sir.
And all of these like each one of these sentences is beautiful on its own. It will be the luck and Nicotra that is what the prophets Allah Allah Sydenham said Worship Allah as if you could see him
And then he says, Count yourself among the dead. Because if you consider yourself among the dead, if you imagine yourself among the dead, then you will act as if you're alive.
That will bring you real life that will cause you to act in the most beneficial of ways. Because if you think of yourself as a dead person, then that person doesn't need all that money, or these distractions or that food, or that entertainment, what is a dead person need a dead person needs good deeds, and that person needs forgiveness. That person needs the Quran, Quran, that person needs things that will benefit him. So if you count yourself among the dead, then you will get ready for that death. If you forget that, then of course, you're going to forget that time and you're going to forget to be ready for it. So count yourself among the dead when you pass by the grave, the
cemetery, when you think about it, consider that one of these spots will be yours, one of these spots will be your home, you have to move into one of these spots, right? It has to from the home, the beautiful, comfortable warm home that you have right now, you're going to have to move into that spot. So if you count yourself among the dead, what are you going to need there, you're not going to need any of the duniya. So then why are you wasting so much time on the dunya and very little to almost nothing on the earth here. So thinking of yourself as a dead person helps,
helps kind of cleanse, filter out the consequential from the inconsequential the important from the unimportant. And then when he says that a little bit that is sufficient for you is better than a lot that will distract you and cause you to sin and rebel.
And subhanAllah. I mean, it's ironic that when we want to seek we don't seek the little we seek a lot, much more than what we need, right? A lot more than what we need. You don't envy a person who doesn't have or a person who lives modestly, you always have envy the millionaires and the billionaires and how easy their life is. But you don't understand their as Allah azza wa jal gives you more no matter who you are a believer or not. And the test will be harder for the disbeliever because he doesn't have anything to fall on, back on to, to remind him of what is important and what is not. The more that Allah gives you, the more distracted you are. You have to you have to take
care of it. It imposes on you, its demands. So if Allah gives you a company, you have to take care of that company and the employees, right? If it gives you a lot of money, you have to worry about that money, and where are you going to invest it, what's happening to it, and the investment is going up or going down, part of your heart is going to be enslaved by the dunya that Allah had given to you. And it's not a necessity, but that's what is common. That's what's common. Allah gives you a company gives you a palace, what are you going to do when Allah gives you a palace needs to be painted, needs to be renovated, I need to sell it, I need to buy it, I need to upgrade I need to
downgrade there's always something with the dunya. So the more Allah gives you, the less you have time for him. So that that is saying a little bit that is enough for you is better than a lot that is going to distract you and actually ruin you. So if you can learn to restrict yourself be content with a little bit, then that frees your time gives you time.
And at least what you could do is focus on the earth era and what is beneficial in the dunya actually what is beneficial in the dunya. So I can you know volunteer to help other people I could sit and teach the Quran, I could spread Islamic knowledge, I can defend the truth I can do to the witches are meaningful things that will stay for you and beyond your death.
But if you only think you worry about the dunya then as soon as you die, you end because all that dunya goes to somewhere else right?
And then he also said, Radi Allahu Anhu and know that righteousness is not lost. If you do it, it stays. Bla bla doesn't it's not like clothes.
It's just like the duniya whatever you buy from the dunya what happens to it from the moment that you buy it and it's new, is gonna get older and it decays, and it's gone. That's how it happens. Even our bodies, but a bit No bla bla righteousness and piety. When you do it, it stays and stays and it keeps reproducing many beneficial things for you. So you are luckiest if Allah azza wa jal guides you to do something beautiful, something that is righteous. And if lines that's the relevant parts here sin is not forgotten. Even if you forget it. It's not forgotten, because it's been deposited into your body in your book of deeds. And there has to be a price unless you repent, there
has to be a price. So it says don't think that it is forgotten
He brings hear
a story like one story. And a couple of sayings. He says another about Ebola OBD II Lhasa v. So that needs explanation. So he says one of the worshipers or bad is the one who's just focuses on the worship of Allah azza wa jal, and they may typically like knowledge. However, the umbrella Maha Sinha who right so he looked at him and he admired his beauty, the beauty of this lad. So we understand here that he that was a lustful look. So for OTFT Manami he so he saw in his dreams, he says that they didn't know the Baha bad, the Urbina, Santa, you'll find that evil consequence of this after 40 years. Right. In another narration that kind of explains this a little bit more. And
by the way, that story is kind of chain wise is weak.
So, in the other narration, it says that this was a Christian lat, the boil and the madman looked at him with lust first, and also said, How could Allah punish such a beautiful figure or such a beautiful face? So there were two crimes being committed here. One is the lustful look. And the other one is an objection to Allah's decree. How could Allah punish something that is so beautiful, and the the ZIP or the consequence that happened to him after 40 years as that generation explains, is that he forgot the Quran, he used to memorize the Quran and he forgot it.
Now, what do you take from that? Because the story does not need to have happened for you to learn something from it. But what you can learn from it is, first of all,
a lustful look is haram no matter whom you're looking at.
Right? So a man could look at a woman with lust. Is that haram?
Yes, he could look at another man with lust is that haram?
He could look at a boy with lust that Haram
is that it was emphatic. Well, that's worse. Yes, that's worse. So all of that is haram. All of that is haram. So a woman could look at another woman with lust, that haram, haram. So all of these things are haram. So it doesn't matter. Whatever categories you hear on the outside in popular culture, I am not this. So obviously doesn't happen to me get this to happen to anybody, right? This could, it's a whisper from the shaytaan that he throws into your head. So if there is lust, right, no matter who the other person is, it's harder.
So you need to kind of to distance yourself from that person and not look at them and not say well, it's just another man. Or no, it's just another woman It's haram period. So that's one thing. And the other one is objecting to Allah's decree that in itself is sin. How could Allah azza wa jal punish someone who saw and so Allah knows best? What to do with that person?
But the what do you take from it? Is that 40 years after you're gonna find it? Okay, 40 years after, so it's not forgotten, unless you repent from it, right?
And he the claim says, How am I gonna let them be knocked down my journal later? Oh, no, this is this is in addition to the fact that each sin will have a immediate price, immediate consequence to it, in addition to the delayed one, there has to be an immediate one. So he said, call us really man who tell you me in a radula you see with them, but it's silly for us to be who I lay him at the little. He says a person would commit the sin privately. And in the morning, he would carry its shame. He would carry it humiliation.
No one has seen him.
But he within himself feels the shame of that sin. I've done something that is wrong. So as he comes out from his home as he progresses throughout the day, as he talks to people, he is carrying the burden of that sin on the inside. He doesn't feel right.
And if a person could be perceptive he could see the effect of that on him. Right? But at least even within himself, he's gare carrying that shame, that disgrace he's not right. So is there is this medulla humiliation to that sin has to follow every sin. So he says, even if it's done privately, it can be known publicly and that is the thing. That is the thing.
And then you have no more I had a Razzie. He said, and this is something kind of very insightful. He said to me in the UK, linea huruf. Allahu Allah, Tisha Mythri Allah he says I kind of Marvel and I'm surprised by someone who in his dua he would say your Allah don't let my enemies gloat at me. Meaning that I would have a setback I would
Have a mistake and my enemies who are waiting for my mistakes would gloat and feel better because of that. They say I'll look at him now. So that type of loading is painful. Those who hate you to see those who are HATE YOU happy because of your misfortune, says he, Allah don't make that happen. And that's fact part of the of the Prophet alayhi. Salatu was Salam. To seek refuge from such a situation. Don't let my enemies gloat at my misfortune. My setback? So he says, I'm surprised or the person who says this in his dua he had, he's the one who is driving himself to his enemies, gloating at him, he causes that to himself. They say how is that? He says he disobeyed Allah azza wa jal,
then all of his enemies on the Day of Judgment will be gloating at him.
Right? Meaning you are causing your own downfall.
So because the one you sin, you brought yourself down, and you know that you have those who hate you. And you now in the dunya, you're hiding all of your mistakes. Right?
Okay, what is your job? Oh,
that's a high paid position, high paying position, because you don't want to tell them we really work you don't people want to criticize you? How much are you paid, you'll inflate it. How about your family life, you'll inflate because you don't want you hide all of these things, right? All the bad things, all the things that you think, are not worthy of praise, especially when you're talking to an enemy, because you don't want them to criticize you for it,
or find fault with you to hide it. But he's saying here, every mistake is a fault. Every mistake is a shortcoming. And every mistake will be exposed on the Day of Judgment. So if you're handed your book in the left hand, or your mistakes are exposed, because some mistakes, some major sins will be exposed on the Day of Judgment, then everybody will see that and all those who have considered themselves your enemies will see that and you've diminished yourself and You've disgraced yourself, and you did this to yourself. So of course they will gloat. So how could you ask for this? And at the same time, cause it to yourself?
And so this tells you that yeah, Annie, as some of the stuff have said, Okay, the other econ of sukawati beginner jambay is your worst enemy is yourself that is between your shoulders or two sides, with us within you. This is your greatest enemy. You know why? Even though it's not really your enemy, right? But you are the worst enemy of yourself, you know why? Because your actual physical enemies, what could they do to you? How much can they harm you?
Compared to how much you could harm yourself?
Because your enemy could back bite you. Okay, that's has an ad for you. They could wrong you. They could take your money, right? They could try to kill you, good deeds for you.
Anything that they try to wrong you with? is for you against them, so they can't harm you. Right? But who can harm you?
You You're the only one who can harm you. Because when you send us the greatest harm.
So imagine Subhan Allah that you yourself who is trying to save yourself from all harm turned out to be the worst committer of harm.
So that's why his sin is very dangerous. That's what he's saying here. Rahimullah, right. So don't as you're hiding your mistakes in the dunya to let them be exposed in the AF era. ask Allah for forgiveness, stop, stop these things. And ask Allah for forgiveness and ask Allah to conceal you as he did in the dunya so in the ASHA as well.
We'll call of unknown and this is authentic to him. He says man hon Allah man Hi Nila have acidity. Hatake Allahu Citaro. Phil Anna Ania. It says if you disobey Allah privately, Allah who will disgrace you publicly, the seal or the curtain, the barrier that is protecting you on your reputation that will be broken.
And people will know about it. So again, don't think and that's what it no claim is talking about here in terms of what immediate consequence of sin
is, if you sin privately, Allah will break that seal publicly, people will get to know about it, or later. So don't think that if it's hidden now people will not find about it later. There are some sins and some sinners who sin and sin and sin and think that they're safe until few people find their mistakes. They dig after it right or accidentally, they're found out. So don't think that just because it's hidden now or will continue to be hidden. And think to yourself, what would I do when it's public?
Look, and if it were to be public, how much trouble would I be in? How much embarrassment? Would I be in? What would how much would I pay? If someone were to know about it? How much would I pay for them to keep quiet? All that effort could be saved. If you teach yourself, I'm not just going to do that. And
so if something is going to disgrace, you destroy you later. Stop it now. And then you'll be protected yourself. And then you would be your friends best yourself best friend, not its best or worst enemy, its best friend, not its worst enemy.
Then he said, and that's like another chapter in he says, What Ellmau See, minute authorial kabhi Ha, he says, sin has wicked evil consequences that harm the body, and the heart in the dunya in the earth era, which only Allah has certain knows about, meaning it has a lot. So the sin right, harms the heart, and harms the body. And he says in ways that are fully only known to Allah xojo, but I'll tell you about some of them. Some of the things that if you do, if you commit these things, you will lose. So he says Femina, her manual, this is the first is to be denied knowledge is to lose knowledge that
because he says an alien is a light that Allah thrusts in the heart. And the Macias sin puts that out.
It covers it, it's darkness. So a knowledge right that's in the Quran and the Sunnah, that is light that Allah as it gives it deposited in your heart, and sin comes and covers all of that. So you will lose knowledge because of it. So he said when a chef here he gives you an example here he says when a chef he was studying with Malik Raheem Muhammad Allah, so Shafi is Malik's student. So Malik here is sitting and he's noticing and Shafi reads in front of him reads from a more thought, and Malik would listen.
And he says, Malik Jabba humara he admired what he saw from a Shafi he admired, how intelligent he was, and how deep his understanding is, and he was young, a Shafi so he saw the potential. So he said in the Our Allah but Allah Allah kalbi canula I see that Allah had given your heart light. So do not put that out with sin.
I saw the key here is you have this great potential, you memorize very quickly, you understand? Very deeply, and I see a lot of good debt is in in you and that is a gift from Allah xojo Like all of us have gifts from Allah has zodion Now, this gift, there is no promises is going to stay yours. So if you disobey Him Subhana Allah to Allah, you could lose it.
Whether it is memorization, or understanding, or love for knowledge, or being a bit able to process it.
You could lose all or some of it.
And a Shafi has those two verses of poetry that are very famous attributed to him.
He says check out to eat our Kia in so heavily I complained to a Kia about by my bad memory.
So he guided me to leaving sin and told me that knowledge is a virtue and the virtue of Allah will not be given to a sinner.
So one of the medicine have a bad memories. Some of us just have bad memory.
You know, naturally.
I remember he's not good. And some of us have incredible memory naturally. He's talking about things that are beyond that, and a way to enhance memories. So if you want to know ways how you can enhance your memory and memorize better, no matter how good or bad your memory is, he says this is one way. So what is it he says leave out old sin, sin pertaining to eyes, into the ears into the hands into the body into the thought leaves sin. Why? Because it takes you in a very different direction than direction of knowledge, the direction of knowledge, you want to be directly connected to Allah xojo You want to receive knowledge from him Subhana wa Taala because knowledge, by the way, is not just
simply I read
Do you have the stamina to sit and read? Do you have the patience?
An hour or two hours to sit and read who's going to give you that
and you will see when we're going to be talking about sin insha Allah you know what it gives and what it takes but who is going to give you that patience, that ability that craving
because the heart can want it and can hate it.
Who's gonna give you that? Allah Atsuta
and also write it's not just simply reading, it's read in the book, too. People can read the same page, they won't understand the same thing.
There was gonna give you that clarity of understanding that crystal pure appreciation of what Allah had said, or this is what he said. And in understanding also beyond immediately what you read the consequence the benefits of it, you'll be able to extract wisdom from it and apply it into novels that you knew a novel situation was going to give you that ability. So all this is a gift from Allah azza wa jal. So if you taint it within, it retains it with disobedience, disobedience, taking a very different direction. So all that dice, all that dice.
And this might be well Lo, and I'm one of the reasons right why today, we can say the knowledge is more invisible and hidden that it was in the past, people quarrel over things more so than in the past.
Especially the turn on the sahaba. So you look at this hadith, the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. Their disagreements were not extensive. As human beings, they did disagree, because it's natural for people when they congregate
for any communal activity for people to disagree, right? Okay, this is too high, this is too low, this is wide. No, it's not wide, we should do it this way to do it that way. That has to be some natural disagreement, and the learning how to come together, there has to be we're not talking about this, we're talking about what when knowledge becomes unavailable.
The understanding becomes fluid or difficult, even the same idea, people reading the same idea but they can reach the same conclusion. So when you look at it today, how in established matters and even a new matters, why the OMA divide so much and you say how can people can't see what this is that this is wrong or this is right, while we disagree over this and this and this and this because if there is lack of taqwa, there's lack of understanding.
You can reach the truth you can't see it. You don't want to submit to which so you don't submit to it. So you find Muslims quarreling
and arguing and disparaging each other, and the can't reach consensus. And it seems so confusing. And if we had greater Taqwa will have greater consensus, right? So we are paying the price by the way individually, I don't want it like that. Just look at the Ummah and let's just bring the rest of the Ummah while I'm fine, no individual you are paying the price for when I'm clouding my judgment with all of these sins, I can't see the truth.
Okay, and you will begin to dispute the basics of Islam.
So why is alcohol bad? Why is hijab mandatory? Why is inheritance this way the law punishes those people. Where do you think this comes from?
Yeah, we're talking about lack of knowledge and that is essential, but at the same time, where does it come from? If you have old knowledge, there's lack of Taqwa. So you're denied knowledge. So you don't see these things anymore. They're not as clear
as they were before, and when you want to kind of research a new issue and the OMA wants to research new issue, see the disagreement erupting everywhere. And that again is a consequence of what we have done. So, obeying Allah azza wa jal and having Taqwa guide you to the truth.
Hey, says Amin, her Herrmann risky. So when the consequence of sin is being denied provision, losing money, okay, losing opportunities. And he says that there's this hadith, which we talked about in the lab, indeed, the servant of Allah azza wa jal will be denied provision because of a sin that he has done. Right. And we said, Some people consider that hadith to be authentic, some of them not, do not consider it to be authentic. He says, as is the dako of Allah as xojo II cause for provision to increase, right? And so is abandoning Dakhla cause for poverty. So you will not bring the risk from Allah xojo provision was something like avoiding sin.
And we need to understand this properly, because somebody could come and say, How come so and so is so sinful and so rich?
Right? And come How come so and so is so pious and he's poor?
We're not talking here about this person becoming a millionaire. Because becoming a millionaire and a billionaire is not a sign that Allah azza wa jal loves that person. So you have to always keep that in mind. When we're talking about when you have Taqwa Allah azza wa jal blesses this earth, right. So Allah as it says, in the in the this idea which is in the following area, which supports that hadith, Allah Allah Al Quran M and what the whole of Adana Allah him Baraka, tehmina Sama, it will do what I can get them. It says if the inhabitants of those cities if they had believed we would give them blood
sings from above and from beneath from the hip from the sky, and from underneath them, but they denied they disbelieved. So we destroyed them because of the things that they used to do. So Allah azza wa jal tells you subhanho wa taala. If they were to be pious, Allah will bless the sky and will bless this earth. So we understand as an acclaimed Rahim, Allah is saying that he has the topo of Allah will bless this earth and will bless your income doesn't mean that you are going to become a millionaire. But you will have enough and that thing will be blessed.
And if you disobey Allah azza wa jal than yes, the roads or the path of those provisions could be blocked.
And you could suffer poverty just like nations who disobey Allah azza wa jal will suffer poverty and famine and disease. Because of this. You say, Okay, what I have what about the disbelieving nations? And what about the disbelieving people who are very rich? They say, if Allah Zeldin remember what we have said before, if you see Allah as xojo, giving people more of the dunya despite their sin than Allah is leading them on.
So they're past the point of reminder anymore. They're not being reminded now. Because of Allah azza wa jal wanted to remind them, what would he do?
He will strip them all of these things so that they will stop and say, why is it that we're poor?
Why is it that we are suffering? What's the cause of all these questions, prompt faith.
But if you find yourself being blessed, and blinded by those blessings, that's the only thing you worry about. Shopping all the time, money all the time, right? Money, just money, money and making more money, individually are also on a national level. The only thing that they care about in most countries is what? GDP more money, more investments, currency, what it's doing, that's what they care about. There is no sense of morality at all. That's not how they assess a country. That's not how a successful country is looked at, not morality, not ethics, not what they do, but rather how much money they have. So that is very blinding. So if you see Allah as it is giving them at much,
despite all of the sins in their past the point of receiving reminders that Allah as it is just now leading them to their own destruction, because that's where the what that's what they want, that's what they're marching towards. And it will be our job just to wake everybody up and say, No, this is not good for you. It's really not good for you.
They're also borrowing right that living on
so hey, you're right, it's a debt upon debt, right? And ultimately have to pay for those debts. So it'll be they'll be catastrophic. It will be catastrophic for everybody. But anyway, right? So a believing man and believing woman, if you find that Allah has to do this blessing, you, right? Do you have this job, you have this car, you have this? Have you ever did this and then you start singing and you keep singing? You may see actually a decline in your income, less Baraka in it. Okay, more difficulty in earning money.
And that tightness, by the way, that tightness, that difficulty is not bad, not a bad thing. Is that means that Allah azza wa jal is reminding you, you just need to be reminded, oh, this is because of what I'm doing. I should stop.
And if you're not going to stop for the sake of the actual at least stop for the secret of the dunya. Right.
So I need my kids to be educated, I need to pay my bills, I need to pay my rent, I need to pay this, this, this this. So if you're not worried about the ACA, at least be worried about the dunya because I'm like it take this this from you. And you experienced difficulty upon difficulty.
You also he says women heard from those consequences, he says Wascher.
An en estrangement, an alienation a distance this would wash it is that the sinner will find in his heart between him and Allah azza wa jal, and he says, no kind of joy could compare to that estrangement to that difficult feeling that you have, even of all the joys of the world that will be to combine be combined, it will not be as much as that alienation that the person would feel. And he says, this is a matter that only those who have living hearts will feel if the heart is dead is not going to feel this. Because if a heart is just like a dead body, you can't hurt his dead body. Right? He can't make a person who's dead suffer is already dead. If the heart is already dead, he
won't feel this more sin, which is going to add more alienation from Allah. He's already dead. But he says that the heart is alive. You will feel that alienation that estrangement. Okay.
And he says follow them to Turkey do no boil
Have arises if you're the only leave since just so avoid that estrangement, it would be suitable for you to leave it, you must then just leave it just because of that feeling that the person will have in his heart.
And I hope you understand what that means, right?
And estrangement between him and heart and him in his heart, in his heart between him and Allah azza wa jal, and he's going to talk after about an estrangement that he will have between him and people. But you understand the distance that he's talking about, that's when you commit a sin. Compare that to a time when you're close to Allah as an obedient, righteous, responsive, happy without obedience. So you read the Quran and you're happy, you feel content, you fast and you feel happy that you finished your fast, you make a DUA, and you feel something in your heart, and it gives you joy. And you feel you want to do more of that. And you have enthusiasm. You remember that feeling? You know
that feeling? When you ascend you drop out of all of this. It's been you've been thrown far away from it. So you can't have that feeling.
And the thing is, the miserable thing is that you think, should I read the Quran but you find yourself resisting you don't feel like it. You don't feel like touching it. You open it. You don't feel like reading you read a little bit. You don't feel much. That's the estrangement that he taught that alienation and distance you want to read the sooner No.
You want to hear the then it upsets you kind of it like you it does. Good. What is this? Right? Because you're somewhere else very far. And now you hear the event and reminds you of what your you were and you're supposed to be. And also because it's out of place.
It's really out of place for you. So you feel
it's hard to accent hard to listen to. A reminder, a 10th Cyrano Eva, it's hard to listen to you don't want to? You're alienated. It's difficult to accept. It's like a diet, you're used to one. Yeah, let's suppose you go on a carb free diet
for a lengthy time. And then you eat bread, what happens? Do you want to throw up,
just just read. You want to throw up or without meat for a long, lengthy time. And then you eat meat, all of a sudden, you want to throw up just the regular meat or bread that you eat right now. And you could consume fine. That's the type of alienation. The body rejects it here, the soul is rejecting it because it had been poisoned. So that's what the estrangement that he talks about. And he says, it's difficult because you're alone. Allah as if it is not around, you're alone, you will talk more about it in ways that are think are really relevant for how a lot of us feel. And he says, Well, I mean, handwash, and from it, and also an alienation that happens between you and people,
especially the righteous. So now you're alienated from Allah, and also, you're alienated from people. So he find this alienation between him and them. And the greater this alienation is, the greater his distance is from them. So he doesn't want to sit with them. And he doesn't want to learn from them, or get any benefit from them. And he finds greater comfort in sitting with a party of the shaytaan meaning with the shaytaan. And those who espouse and propagate with the shaytaan loves this sinful people.
Oh, those are my people.
If they sing, no, that's what I feel comfortable. If the Act that's where I feel comfortable, if the cause of the are obscene, that's dots, that environment that I like, you find yourself in it.
You're alienated from here, but you find yourself there, right?
Had that this duck emeter until it becomes complete, because that alienation, so it can happen even between him and his wife between him and his kids, between him and himself.
He's alienated from his own self, for the Rahu, Mustafizur and BFC. So he's sitting by himself, alienated from his own self, meaning he's not himself, he is unsettled.
And here's Subhanallah, right. He is describing and I forgot whether he's describing it here or somewhere else.
But it's a
it's a psychological condition that he's talking about.
When someone commits a sin, and he's not comfortable anymore.
And it's not lack of comfort. It doesn't come from lack of money, or lack of amenities, or lack of ease in his life. It's just simply not happy and not comfortable.
So he has the children. He has the wife, he has the job, but he says he's just I'm disconnected from myself. I feel like my heart is disconnected from my heart. My heart is disconnected from the rest of my body. The body is disconnected from the spirit. I just no matter what I do, it feels empty.
Right, it's just feels empty, and nothing in life is satisfying anymore. That's alienation. So he's describing Rahim Allah, that psychological condition that a person can reach. When his wife, his, his or her husband, is just they're not the PDF, same people that they used to be the children, no interest in raising them or being close to them. So this is the travesty or the devastation of that sin in what he has done. So it disconnected you from Allah azza wa jal. And now it disconnected you from people, especially the righteous. So when you see somebody who's coming in to give you advice, or somebody who is known to be the righteous, or the chef has come
again, okay, what's haram? Now? She's, what advice you're gonna give me now. You don't want to listen. And sometimes I'm not talking about sometimes yes, whoever is preaching sometimes could overdo it, right? You're always critical. Whenever you see that person, this is haram. Of course, they're gonna be repelled. So you have to be selective, and you have to be wise and you have to we to know how to introduce because if you're the person who's always listening to criticism from another, you're gonna close that door. Right? I don't want to be criticized all the time. See, and and or when you could criticize and how to do it. So I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about
the fact that you don't want any reminders anymore.
Okay, should you shut that door? So you feel happy at home? With the sinful and very alienated from the righteous? Very happy and home in sinful places, but very alienated? If you were to go to the masjid. What is this? I don't want to be here. Right?
And that stems from a greater alienation from Allah azza wa jal, and from the book of Allah and from the Sunnah, and from anything that Allah azza wa jal loves.
And he says, Well, how about yourself, just commenting on that alienation just kind of to prove it. He says, in the La Silla, if he says, I disobey Allah, and I see this in the character, and the behavior of my animal, and my woman, my wife, in those who are around me,
I see that reflected in them, whether you could say, it's an alienation that he is feeling. So it gets projected onto them.
Right, or a gap that that's in creates. So he will see that his wife is not as loving.
Right? Not as compassionate, not caring. And his animal, right? The one that he uses, you know, for transportation is not listening to him is disobedient, as if, as he disobeyed Allah Azza. wa jal, I'll disobey you, I'll give you trouble.
So he says, I find it in the difficulty of the social connections around me. If you're going to be want to be fancy, a little bit. But basically, I mean, basically, that is just harder. So my your neighbor, right is not as nice.
And your family and your cousins and or your parents or your children, they're not as nice. So where is this coming from? Because you're poisoning the well. Everybody's drinking from it, you're poisoning the well.
And so now you will see the consequences of it in terms of all of these things. So one of the things right, now you are going to become a semi certified therapist, you're ready for it right? The first prescription, anyone who has a problem comes to you, because obviously people will come to you with problems, right?
If they come to you with a problem, what's the first prescription that you're going to give to them based on what he just said?
STOP SINNING and OBEY Allah.
That's their goal. That's it. I don't want to hear anything more. I have a problem with my wife because STOP SINNING and OBEY Allah go. Isn't it? Okay? My kid is not listening to me stop sinning and obey Allah and leave. That's the prescription.
And I'm serious. I'm serious. I'm serious. I'm serious. Give this to everybody who is complaining about anything? Is it before you go to anybody? Before you go to a therapist, I'm not telling you that you don't need a therapist, depending on the gravity of the situation. Counselor therapy, right? Whatever you want to call it. But I'm saying before you go through all of this, just consider this one thing and go ahead and try to do this. And a lot of people are not going to go to counselors and therapists, but they need somebody to talk to or you yourself, if you are your own self therapist, and you're going through something if you just can remember this. And he say you're
facing difficulty in life. Good. You know why it's good. Because Allah as it is waking you up. Allah cared about you enough to wake you up, good for you. Right, good for you. Now go fix it.
Obey Allah as a surgeon and stop these sins, then think
She will improve with Neela as a surgeon, that doesn't mean like two hours, hey, I haven't seen anything improve yet. We're talking about as much as it takes, right? As much versus as many sins been committed. But this is the first advice he gives to everybody, seriously to everybody and to ourselves. And that's what you said, I disobey and I see and how it complicates my relationships. And Allah as even wants you to see this so that you stop uncomplicated them. So you will see Subhanallah increased rates of divorce. Why do people divorce? One of the reasons is this one of the main reasons is this. Why is there like a disobedience between kind of parents and children and this
would be against an undue I mean, lack of right giving, between parents and children and children and parents.
All conflict, it's etc. and society, by the way, have anybody thought about it? You know, why is there racism in addition to the fact that in addition to the fact that people can espouse racist beliefs, but why is there so much racism, right? It says, if you stop these sins, right, these conflicts will diminish.
So racism, sexism, whatever it is, whatever it is, that is causing that much tension in society, when they are searching for answers, nobody says this, because they don't believe in this and they laugh at you, if you suggest this, but you know, you know that this is the cause. And Muslims have to implement be the first to implement this in their communities and in Muslim lands, stop sinning,
or else you will see this in worsening social conditions between people will hate each other.
You know this, and if not, you will see how the country will break. Give it time, give it time, to see how the country will break.
When when he said
to zero Morty, here it he says, facing complexities and life hurdles and obstacles in life. He says, if he heads to do something, if he wants to do something, you will find it difficult or closed. He cannot pursue it. And he says similarly as it is that whoever has dako of Allah as though did Allah will give him ease in his affairs. If you don't have Dakhla, you will find difficulty in your affairs. And he says, Subhana Allah says How could a person find the doors of righteousness or whatever is good in life open? While you know, while he's sinning against Allah xojo.
He says you know Subhanallah he says that that servant of Allah as a juror will find the doors closed. And what he wants the benefits right are beyond reach. And the path to them are very difficult and he does not know why that is the case. But we should know what that is the case and what he says is true.
When we get the killer Hijjah Allah hoomin Emery he used the one who has to have Allah as the Did Allah will give him ease in his affairs. Oh my tequila Hi, agenda, Omaha Raja, the one who has stuck of Allah. Allah will give him he will rescue him give him exit from the difficulty that he's in. So consider that if we find ourselves in.
Stuck in situations with no exit.
I don't find an exit. How do I how do I survive this? How do I get away from it?
Okay, it's with tequila. But if we find ourselves unable to then tequila is lacking or difficulty. You go here and you try to do this door is closed. This door is slow. This door is closed. Why is this happening to me is saying because of a lack of Taqwa.
So you want ease in life. And again, it's not easy in life. I go care, taqwa, go by the lotto.
That said, I have millions of dollars. It doesn't work like this. Or I have to have Allah as a surgeon. Somebody comes to the masjid You're hired. Doesn't work like that. Right? So don't expect it. That's a little bit naive. Although, hey, it could happen who says that? It may not happen. It could, right? Allah azza wa jal could be very generous with you. And he wants to show you a Karana he wants to honor you. So he shows that to you as possible, not going to deny it. But don't sit, wait for it and then complain because it didn't happen because typically things don't happen like that. But rather if you have Taqwa of Allah zodion And then you start something, you'll find that
Allah as the deal is with you. Even if this door closes, he opens another door and he gives you what is and he gives you pleasure without ever he has decided, oh, this closed, that's fine. That's fine. Another thing just comes to you and it opens itself. So that is a what a consequence of the Quran. You will find that if you really have the whole Allah xojo whatever door closes, Allah gives you an alternative he takes you by the hand to it. It does not let you
suffer, he is always with you. Right? And that is the net amount of being close to him subhanho wa Taala like somebody taking care of you, again physically imagines that just just because you just behaved well once I a million or sees you and he adopts you, I think they used to do this. Back in the olden days, right?
It'll be a be a sponsor. Okay, whatever you want. You want to study, I'll sponsor you. You own a house? I'll sponsor you. So he's always what? Around you taking care of you. And you will, you won't, you won't be afraid you won't be anxious, right? You will feel that there's always somebody protecting me. Right, right. I have this wealthy benefactor is always taking care of me. But if you think of Allah, as Odin as the real and ultimate and really only benefactor,
and you're close,
not like distant and then say, oh, he'll take care of me that you're close, you're really close a new feeling close to you, then you will really won't be afraid. Because wherever you go, the benefactor is with you. And he's guiding and he's given. And even if it doesn't, you know, even if things don't happen, you said haven't did it, that's fine. Something else will take will come instead of it, something else will take its place. So you're always at ease. You're always happy, always comfortable. With whatever Allah sends. If you can reach that stage, whatever happens, I'm happy with it. I'm content with it. You'll be happy the rest of your life, as long as you have that
piece of knowledge and then practice but of course, we will lose it. And then we have to run after it again, then lose it and run after it again, but we have to keep pursuing it. Just to be happy with Allah azza wa jal as Allah is with what Allah decides. Okay, with whatever he gives you.
Anything Yeah, let's let's stop here. Inshallah we'll continue this the, the series of causes Inshallah, next week.
Let me know in sha Allah, if you have questions, and I'll look at online questions as well.
By the way, I'm sure I don't know if I mentioned this before, but if we are going and we are live on, on YouTube, and Facebook, so if someone is watching live online, I will be able to access the
the questions posted on YouTube, in sha Allah. So just make sure to head to YouTube. And folks post your questions over there. And Shawn? Yeah.
How, sometimes spiritually, but through the different physical issues of spiritual. So for example, when a person is suffering, anxiety or depression, sometimes maybe it's spiritual issues. Maybe it's actually thinking to go see someone like,
so how can we balance?
So he says, he's commenting on the fact that things could have spiritual causes and physical causes. So he says, when it comes to mental health issues, just as such as anxiety and depression and the likes, he says, How do we know when it's simply a spiritual matter that needs spiritual attention, and when somebody actually would need to go see a specialist in mental health, who would be able to help them with all of this? So of course, I mean, what you said is right, there could be both physical causes and spiritual causes to this. And this is, by the way, primarily, is a spiritual, right condition, because it's related to what moreso than the body, it's related to what the soul
and so basically, it's to the root. So when we say the heart and the mind, we're really basically attaching that to the soul. So it's really a spiritual condition, first and foremost, which could also in secondary terms have a physical causes. Now, even even if you go to a, as I said, a specialist and health care profession, you always will need the spiritual component, they will always need the spiritual treatment, even if the person were to suggest to you, here's some medicine for you to take. You cannot continue to take that medicine as a solution. You will need to tackle that on a spiritual, emotional and psychological basis. So how do you kind of have a balance is that
the first approach shouldn't be I want to go to the doctor to give me antidepressants, because that's the easiest answer is no tackle that spiritually based on Iman. Okay, and see if that would be enough. So tackle it based on
reading and understanding the Quran doing dhikr of Allah
As Odle, the UN General and the specific ticker so that they can, that is, in the morning, in the evening after the Salah that they could have Allah as that is general, also focusing on your Salah, focusing on in the Salah and focusing on the outside of the Salah. So focus on these things and avoid sin,
STOP SINNING, stop the wrong that you're doing. And try to see if that could heal can improve. Okay? If not on its own, especially if you have these doubts in your head thoughts that keep you know, attacking you. intrusive, uninvited thoughts, then you need maybe to talk to someone so you can talk if there's somebody who is suitable in the religious sense, like an Imam, or a shear who can comprehend what you're talking about. They can you can go and talk to them, I have these thoughts, I have these things, I have this, this, this this.
And they may be able to help you. So that's one than to the third, if you're going to go to someone who is had been educated in the Western sense, okay, Western education, when it comes to psychology and the likes, make sure the same time if you're going to choose someone that they have the religious education, or the religious knowledge so that they will be able to have a balance, right, because everybody is going to give you advice based on their background and convictions. So if their conviction is non religious or hostile to religion, obviously, you're not going to receive the best of advice. So if you don't find that person, you need to balance it with somebody who is religiously
educated, so that whatever they give you over there, it could balance with something that is Islamic, so you're not lost in the process. Okay. So if you managed to do this, you will find the balance in sha Allah, and medication is a very, very last resort, because that it kind of alters you chemically. And you're not the same person, right? So if you need to take it, you need to take it for drastic, temporary reasons. And then but with an idea that this is not kind of continuous, it has to stop at one point.
So there's a question on line with me
and gives you time in sha Allah to think of other questions if you want to ask something.
Okay, let me see if I can understand this. Why we that loud when someone is at school as a Muslim, and you're asked by your friends, oh, you should start wearing things Muslims should not put on you should start out okay, in a way to convince me to sin. What can someone do then realize that if they're trying to convince you to sin, that they are being unwittingly maybe they help us of the shaytaan they're doing WESA whispers, but this is coming from a human being. So you need to remind them that this is wrong. Allah hates this, distance yourself from that talk. And if necessary, if the only way to stop that is to distance yourself from them, then you distance yourself from them.
Because you will realize that they are not the best of people. If people who are around you are trying to convince you to sin, then they're convincing you to harm yourself. So what do you do with a person is convincing to her trying to convince you to harm yourself, they either stop or you
can remove yourself away from them. But you tell them that this is haram. inappropriate for Muslim upsets Allah as Jill brings the disasters that we talked about in the ACT Iran in the dunya. So you counter that by these reminders. And if you don't know go and learn them and come back and be ready. Why is this haram? And what are the consequences? Right?
The book that we are reading from is the disease and the cure or whatever. Right? So if you
the I think that the live stream should mention the title Insha Allah, Allah, Allah Amin, and once it's published on YouTube or Facebook, they should have the title but it's by ignorance, aim at the Odawa the disease and the cure, and it's available online even as a scanned PDF.
I'm sorry, I mean, some people don't like that when I say is available as scan PDF, I'm just stating a fact, just for ease, but please go by the book itself. Okay.
Do these consequences of sin begin from the time of puberty? I had difficult time all throughout my adolescence and I wonder if from when I was 11 I was paying for my sins accumulating. You don't sin until you reach puberty, right? You don't sin until you reach puberty, but forever for whatever had come before that. If you feel bad for it, compensate for it. Yeah, just you know, give sadaqa or do some good deeds right just to balance if there's harm that you've caused, just to balance that but no sin
is actually begin accumulating from the time of puberty.
So today we see this question with Edie with C sends us flies and the Companions see
their small sins as mountain sins solve every problem?
What practical steps can we do to leave sins that everybody seems to be okay with? Of course, I mean, what you said is important is,
let's say for us to identify the to actually know that it's a sin. Because we've lost sight of what is sinful, right? Because we're so used to it, and everybody's doing it, or everybody's promoting it. When I see everybody I understand. It's not everybody, but I assume most people. So when that's the case, it's really hard to identify it as a sin. So you have to stop yourself and say, Hey, wait, isn't this a sin?
Right? So we need reminders. And you need them to be around people and things that will remind you
because you're going to forget on a weekly basis, so what are the things and people who will remind you, you will find in the house of Allah has, you'll find them in books, you'll find them in the Quran in the Sunnah reading,
and listening to lectures in coming to the masjid, and having the righteous be your companions, you need these reminders. And you need to force yourself to be around those people and around those things force yourself. Like if you're a person who reads you say I have to read every single day, or by the end of the week, these many pages need to finish the Quran. Obviously, I need to by the end of the week have finished this much of the Quran, I need to be in the house of Allah xojo for the hotbar for the HELOC because if not, I'm listening to this lecture and this lecture and this lecture. So you need to push yourself to remember that there are things that are wrong and things
that are right.
So the reminder will
kind of live in your heart again, so that you know that it's wrong and that there is a need to avoid them. So that's those are the practical steps that I give, the more that you stay away from them, the more likely that you will view them as haram and the more that you worship Allah zodion The more distasteful these things will look when you stay away from them. But if you're in a context and environment that sees them as normal, of course, it's be very hard to stay away from all of these things, because there'll be part of you, you will be doing them part of your own practice part of who you are. So those are the things the separation that comes from those reminders. And slowly
insha Allah you'll be able to build up that immunity so your surroundings and who's feeding you and what they're feeding you. Right
so how advice on how to make Allah xojo The only thing I rely on in my life, it takes time for this to happen. It's not the easiest of things, because we by nature will rely on anything and everything physical around us, and we rely on ourselves. So, understand that Allah azza wa jal will train you
will train you, okay, but you need to be educated. And that education is the Quran. So read the book of Allah as a surgeon, so you want something I said, read the book of Allah as a surgeon and you will come upon stories, especially stories, in the Quran of the prophets of Allah azza wa jal, then stop and think about how they relied on Allah as they did in circumstances where they were alone. Use of La Salaam in the well use of Las Anam captive as a slave in the prison. He has no one except Allah alone. And then Allah saves him from this from this from this and from this and then what Allah gives them. You look at Muhammad Ali Salatu was Salam and how Allah has lived and saved him,
although you had no one but Allah azza wa jal that teaches you how the Sahaba relied on Allah azza wa jal and he champion them and Allah give them victory over their enemy that will teach you so you must have that education. You must learn it and then you will be tested just like sitting for an exam. Now you have to produce back what you have learned. So you will be tested, either sometimes with an illness or with a loss or a an enemy. And then you will suffer you find yourself relying on somebody other than Allah.
And then Allah will remind you know, you need me and then you will say no, the doctors don't work. Money doesn't work. Friends don't help Allah as that's how he will teach you. So these are the practical steps. pray to Allah azza wa jal read the Quran, read the Sunnah, learn them and remember Allah azolla times of difficulty and he will he will teach you He will remind you
Okay, so he says my brother makes haram money how
Can I help him to stop, make do out for him, make a lot of dua for him. And when we say Hola, they mean a lot, like as much as you care, make that much dua. Right? So make a lot of dua for him, keep giving him advice, don't give up on him. And sometimes the advice as we say is indirect is best. Maybe from you, he's not going to listen but from a friend he may, or a lecture, or a, you know, a short reminder or a short story, keep trying until you find access to his heart. So advice and advice and whether it's you or somebody else.
So he's saying I thought that if somebody sends in private Allah will deal with them in private, that's, that's, that's true. That's true. But when the sin becomes habitual, and there is a disregard in it for Allah Azzawajal Yeah, Allah azza wa jal could expose them, depending on the sin and what that sin is, and how harmful it is. So I personally will continue and of course, there's always a prohibition of moving your sin, as we said last time from the private to the public sphere, but it's even when it's private, there might come a time when Allah Allah could expose someone because of how perpetual and habitual and harmful that sin is. So that's the case and I think
there's just one more let me just make sure
I think that's the same wondering.
Okay, I think that's all of them.
Okay, that's all of them. Anything here?
No. Okay, inshallah. So let's see within the LA Zoo next week, at the same time Barak ALLAH SubhanA. Allah will be holding a shadow data in the stuff